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Helena Maria Viramontes’ The Moths

- Helena Maria Viramontes’ “The Moths” I was initially drawn to Helena Maria Viramontes’ story “The Moths” due to the striking similarities between the narrator’s experience and my own experience with being thrust into the role of caretaker for a dying loved one. By tracking a young girl’s transformation through dealings with subjugation (by her culture), freedom (through her grandmother), death (of her grandmother) and grief, Viramontes successfully paints an endearing tale of change. “The Moths” emphasizes the narrator’s oppression by her household’s religion and by the social structures associated with it, juxtaposed by the freedom for development available within the native curandera cu...   [tags: Moths Viramontes Essays]

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Revelation and Rebirth in Helena Viramonte's The Moths

- Revelation and Rebirth in Helena Viramonte's The Moths     The famous phrase "looks may be deceiving" strongly pertains to Helena Viramontes's short story, "The Moths." The story, instead of focusing the creatures in the title, is actually about a young girl who comes of age as she is faced with the deterioration and death of her grandmother. Even though the title, "The Moths," seems to have no relevance at the beginning, these creatures help to portray a sense of spirituality, rebirth, and become, finally, an incarnation of the grandmother....   [tags: Helena Viramontes The Moths Essays]

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The Moths By Helena Maria Viramontes

- ... The author’s lack of interest to attend mass every sunday leads the father to constantly complain to the author’s mother on how horrible she had raised their daughters. Her father was persistent in telling the author that she ought to go to mass to “save [her] goddamn sinning soul,” or she was not permitted to leave the house (Viramontes 34). The author is facing gender and religious oppression because she is forced into a belief system in which she does not abide by, and the fact that because she does not follow her gender norm, she is considered a belligerent child....   [tags: Family, Short story, Mother]

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Helena Maria Veramontes' The Moths

- Helena Maria Veramontes writes her short story “The Moths” from the first person point of view, placing her fourteen year old protagonist female character as a guide through the process of spiritual re-birth. The girl begins the story with a description of the debt she owes her Abuelita—the only adult who has treated her with kindness and respect. She describes her Apa (Father) and Ama (Mother), along with two sisters as if they live in the same household, yet are born from two different worlds....   [tags: short story analysis]

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Desert Dwelling Species: Yucca Plants and Their Moths

- 40 Million Years of Friendship between the Yucca Plants and Their Moths Yucca plants (genus Yucca) and yucca moths (family Proxidae) are the classic example of desert dwelling species that rely on obligate mutualism to sustain each other. Using the mitochondrial DNA to do a phylogenetic reconstruction of the evolutionary history, they have been able to show that this unique relationship has been developing for an estimated 40 million years. This has led to a very complex relationship between the many species of Yuccasella and Proxidae....   [tags: butterflies, pollinators]

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Different Uses of Mothballs

- Many people use mothballs for different reasons. Mothballs are helpful for many different causes, but health risks are also associated with mothballs. Using mothballs can repel moths and make things smell great, but can also cause hemolytic anemia. Mothballs are helpful in many ways, but there is one factor in mothballs, Naphthalene, that can cause health issues. Mothballs have many features that are beneficial to people. One feature of mothballs is keeping a house or building free of pest. Mothballs change from solids to gas at room temperature (Willert, n.d.)....   [tags: health risks, hemolytic anemia, repel moths]

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Chemical Control Agents Used Against the Gypsy Moth

- Chemical Control Agents Used Against the Gypsy Moth The gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) is a highly disruptive species that can, and has played a distinctive role in the lives of many organisms. Included in these organisms are various deciduous trees and shrubs, wildlife species that share the same environment, and even humans. The gypsy moth destroys the beauty of woodlands via defoliation, alters ecosystems and wildlife habitats, and disrupts our own lives. It should therefore come as no surprise that the U.S....   [tags: Gypsy Moths Environmental Nature Essays]

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The Rise and Fall of Biston Betularia

- The evolutionary changes that the peppered moth have undergone in order to evade predation in highly polluted areas has been arguably one of the most studied elements of Natural Selection within the last 200 years. This rapid cryptic patterning amongst Lepidoptera was originally observed in Manchester, England in 1848 where the first melanic phenotype was discovered. Since this time, the Lepidoptera’s interesting adaptation has been on the forefront of experimental studies. In fact, within his article, “Selection Experiments on Industrial Melanism in the Lepidoptera,” Dr....   [tags: evolution, moth, natural selection]

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The Validity of the Theory of Evolution

- Since the publication of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species, in which the theory of evolution has risen, people have debated the merits of the theories of creationism and evolution. The theory of is reinforced through scientific studies using DNA, genetics and its mutation, the fossil record and the change in earlier species that has been encountered, and the distribution of related species of animals over a broad geographical range. To fully understand exactly what a fossil is, look at how they are made....   [tags: Evolution vs Creationism]

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The Process of Human Evolution Through Natural Selection

- The process of human evolution through natural selection is an idea and a reality that is commonly misunderstood by a part of society. The process of natural selection is a continuous ongoing process that affects all living beings no matter what genus, species or even life form, all forms of life that are capable of reproduction are affected. In order for natural selection to take place there has to be a reproduction process that takes place within that species and pass on its genetic material to future generations....   [tags: reproduction, survive, species]

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The Evolution of Evolution

- The views of society towards the creation of humanity have rapidly changed since the discovery of evolution. Nevertheless, there was a time before the world did not know the theory of evolution and the theories demonstrated by Sir Charles Darwin. Before the evolution, there were people who were subjected to religious ideologies of how mankind was created, they believed that the upper class was known to be “divine creatures”. However, the introduction of evolution leads the theory to be the base of biology and changes the minds of people all over the world....   [tags: creation, darwin, humans]

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Evolution : The Vanishing Case For Evolution Science

- Caroline Brodi Mrs. Giresi AP Biology 22 July 2016 What is Creation Science. Summary Part I. Evolution: Science or Faith. Ch.1: The Vanishing Case for Evolution Science In chapter one Dr. Henry M. Morris provides a detailed account of evidence proving creation science, by contradicting a variety of leading evolutionists quotes regarding different areas of evolution and explaining the true science behind evolution. Morris starts out by giving evidence that many of Charles Darwin 's famous claims of evolution cannot be proven true....   [tags: Evolution, Charles Darwin, Natural selection, Life]

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Impact of the Industrial Revolution on the Environment

- Impact of the Industrial Revolution on the Environment Human population growth on this planet has followed a long, slow J-curve shape leading up to a nearly exponential growth beginning around the time of the modern Industrial Revolution in the 1800s (Southwick, ch. 15). As the Industrial Revolution continues to spread to less-developed countries, their population growth is now skyrocketing as increased access to food and medical care raises the standards of living around the world, while many cultures have not yet responded with a lowered birth rate....   [tags: Exemplification Essays]

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Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection

- In our modern society, many people believe in many different ideas. On the one side, some people believe that God created the world. Science however uses different ideas to support the idea that Darwin is famous for called Natural Selection, which is basically evolution. Every society has a different idea of where man came from. It is important to understand where man came from because that is one of the goals of science and anthropology. If we all understand that we all evolved the same, and are still possibly evolving then the different races of humans might better understand each of the other races....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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Evolutionists and Creationists Will Never Agree

-      Since Darwin first proposed the theory of evolution with the publication of The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, in 1859, the debate between creationists and evolutionists has been vehement. Both creationists and evolutionists believe the evidence supports their theory and denies the other. Scientific creationists see evolution as a completely unscientific theory supported by insufficient evidence. They believe that much of the evidence used to support evolution actually supports creation....   [tags: Evolution Essays]

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Moth Smoke, by Mohsin Hamid

- Though it is common practice to “never judge a book by its cover”, oftentimes the cover will give a glimpse of what is to come. In literal terms, the cover of the book contains the title, perhaps one of the most important pieces of information about any literary work. Frequently the title will give an indication about the main character, or perhaps the leading metaphor. Thus is the case with Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid, a novel about a banker in Lahore, Pakistan who falls in love with his best friend’s wife, and plummets into a difficult lifestyle....   [tags: moth smoke, mohsin hamid]

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Natural Night Vision

- Admit it, night vision is an ability that we would all enjoy having. Who would not want to be able to see the world at night without the use of fancy instrumentation, like night-vision goggles. Unfortunately, humans become colorblind at night because their eyes switch from normal daytime vision to a color-insensitive rod system. Unlike humans, a lot of other animals have the ability to see in the dark. This nocturnal ability is a major subject of research because scientists want to know what causes it, what methodology lies behind it, and what limitations there are....   [tags: Biology]

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Evolution vs. Creation Science

- Adam Clayton Powell Jr. once stated, “There is no future for a people who deny their past” (Applewhite, Evans, III, and Frothingham 474). This statement has rung true for the world for centuries; the majority of individuals cannot fathom the concept of discovering how mankind came to be through scientific nature. By denying this truth, the world will not be able to develop. Evolution is verifiable in comparison to creation science because of the theories, evidence, and the increasing acceptance in today’s society....   [tags: greek philosophers, theories, ignorance]

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The Mojave Yucca

- The Mojave yucca, scientifically known as Yucca schidigera, is a tree shrub located in several rocky and dry locations, such as Arizona, California, the Mojave Desert, Nevada, and parts of Mexico. The Mojave yucca is a member of the fleshy-fruited, Sarcocarpa, section of the Agavaceae family. This plant species, also known as the Spanish dagger, has an intricate life cycle filled with numerous stages, from beginning as a seed that becomes germinated, to being pollinated by the yucca moth enabling reproduction, and having the ability to regenerate through sending out yucca rhizomes or sprouts....   [tags: ancient plant species]

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Mexican Free-Tailed Bats

- Mexican free-tailed bats, Tadarida brasiliensis, residing in the Molossidae family, are minute creatures. Also commonly known as Brazilian free-tailed bats, Mexican free-tails inhabit regions from desert communities, such as Yuma and Mexico to the pinion-juniper woodland and pine-oak forests of Oregon and Nevada, they can live in elevations at sea level and above. The largest U.S. populations of free-tailed bats live in the West. They are mostly found in Texas where they form childbearing colonies numbering upwards in the millions....   [tags: tadira brasiliensis, molossidae family]

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Peppered Moth Simulations

- Peppered moth simulations Many factors can cause a population’s genetic structure to change. When a population’s genotype and allele frequencies change over time, the population is said to be evolving. The Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Theory is used in population genetics to determine whether these factors act on a population and in turn, whether it is evolving or not. An experiment was conducted using the peppered moth PopGenLab software to test how disassortative mating affects a population of only black and brown moths....   [tags: pop genetics, genetic structure]

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Faith as a Basis of Knowledge in Religion

- According to the bible in Hebrews 11:1 faith is said to be an assurance of things that are hoped for, evidence of things that are unseen, on the other hand, faith is generally defined as a strong assurance based on assumptions but not a certain decision based on evidence. Throughout history faith as basis of knowledge has been regarded as a controversial issue, especially in religion. This is mainly because religion is archaic, there are no traces of evidence but people strongly believe in it and they consider it as the truth....   [tags: Religion]

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The Death of a Moth by Virginia Woolf

- ... Because Woolf has a psychological dilemma, there may be numerous people that attend her each and every day for a variety of reasons, such as to check up on her or supply her with something to eat. Flying speedily from corner to corner, Woolf watched as the moth shined through his enormous amount of liveliness. The moth had been nothing but life. As the moth flew around the window pane, it crashed into the window several times, clearly displaying the fact that it could not overcome this obstacle, and was in need of assistance....   [tags: struggles of her psychological issues]

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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

- The Life Cycle of a Butterfly The life cycle of a butterfly is perhaps one of the most beautiful and astounding processes in nature. The four stages a butterfly goes through to become the beautiful flying insects are just as interesting as the vibrant colors and patterns on the wings of the various species of butterflies. The four stages are as follows: the egg, the caterpillar, the pupa, and the emergence of the butterfly. Each stage is vital to the development of the adult butterfly. Perhaps the most interesting piece of the complicated puzzle that is the butterfly life cycle is the process of metamorphosis that happens in stage three....   [tags: Insect, Caterpillar, Butteflies]

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The Conflict Between Science and Religion

- Conflict between science and religion has been around way before Charles Darwin’s published book, Origin of the Species, came to be (“The Evolution, Creationism, and Intelligent Design Controversy”). Which is a book that is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology, featuring the idea of ‘natural selection.’ Some people believe that we as humans have evolved as the most intelligent and advanced species on the planet, while others think we have been placed here and designed for a reason....   [tags: evolutionists and creationists]

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The Song Of The Wandering Aengus

- title The title ,”The Song of the Wandering Aengus” is relatively large and provides the reader with a lot of information of what can follow in the poem. Beginning with the most noteworthy and unique word, “Aengus”, is not only a popular Irish name, but a god of love and youth. This tells us that the author or setting has to relate to Ireland in some form of fashion. It is so be seen later wether they literally implicate anything that has to do with a physical god to entity. In irish mythology, Angeus is also the god of poetic inspiration....   [tags: Protagonist, Character, Antagonist, Poetry]

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Designing Babies Morally Right Or Wrong?

- ... We are selfless, greedy, devious, yet honest and many other characteristics all at the same time. We are truly special and astonishing, just the way we are. Nature has its own way of designing life. People grow by making copies of their own DNA, but “on rare occasions, a mistake is made and part of the DNA molecule is copied incorrectly” (Snedden, 2003, p. 4). DNA contains “all the information required to determine an organism 's characteristics” and traits (Holdrege, 1996, p. 76). These alterations are called “mutations,” and these “mutated genes” can be inherited by the offspring (Snedden, 2003, p....   [tags: DNA, Mutation, Genetics, Gene]

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Free Essays - I'm the King of the Castle

- I'm the King of the Castle While reading I'm the King of the Castle, I noticed that Susan Hill used many different techniques to put a point across, the most important being her use of imagery. However her writing also has many other qualities such as good structure and her ability to think like her characters. In addition she manages to build up tension and uses different ways of emphasising words or phrases. All of these factors contribute to her unique evocative style and add to her reputation of being a very talented writer....   [tags: Kafka Castle Essays]

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Review of Research Paper about Odor Maps

- Missing figures and pictures Introduction Imagine you have just walked into a sweet smelling pastry shop. As the delicious sugary sweet smell enters your nostrils, your mouth begins to water. Your stomach begins to moan and you realize that you want to eat that delicious pastry. Have you ever wondered why these things occur. Have you ever wondered how your brain actually knows what it is smelling and doesn't just clump different scents into one single smell. Wouldn't it be awful if all you could smell was a mixture of the world around you....   [tags: Biology Scent Smell]

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Coevolution With Particular Reference to Herbivory

- COEVOLUTION WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO HERBIVORY Of all the extant organisms in the world, it is believed that terrestrial plants and their natural ‘enemies’ constitute more than forty percent. Moreover, plants exhibit a remarkable diversity of supposedly defensive characteristics including trichomes, spines, silica, secondary chemical compounds, temporal avoidance of enemies, and structures along with chemicals that attract predators of their natural enemies. In addition, the exploitation of the plants and their defences is facilitated by a vast number of behavioural, morphological and physiological adaptations by herbivores Accounting for this diversity has been a major area of research...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution

- In The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin poetically entailed, "There is grandeur in this view of life . . .." Personifying Nature as the ultimate breeder, Darwin infers and hypothesizes what is arguably the most fundamental and profound scientific manifesto that governs what we now know about modern science and the science of discovering our past. His two theories of Natural Selection and Sexual Selection effectively bridge the gap that his predecessors could not. These concepts are imperative as their implications paved the way for Darwin's explanation of Evolution....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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Great Gatsby American Dream

- Thesis: In this passage, Fitzgerald's stylistic choices illustrate his concern with America's path of loneliness and isolation if they continue to pursue a corrupted American dream. Fitzgerald juxtaposes harsh commanding images & sound of nature with soft sounds and mans attempt to overpower nature in order to show mans greed in the age of the "bigger, better, faster" mentality. In this passage, Fitzgerald uses imagery and symbolism to portray his thoughts of the American dream. Fitzgerald uses vivid and lively words such as "summer," "wind," "earth," "trees," "frogs," "stars," and "heavens" to create an image of life and purity....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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) Explain how natural selction may bring about changes in a population and what conditions may be necessary to bri about speciation

- a)} How may Variation Arise in Natural populations b) Explain how natural selction may bring about changes in a population and what conditions may be necessary to bri about speciation A species is a group of organisms that look alike and can reproduce successfully to produce fertile offspring. Within a species there is variation which can be caused my meiosis, random fertilisation, mutations and the natural environment. Genetic variation increases the chance for survival of a population if the environment changes....   [tags: Papers]

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Herpes Simplex Vaccine

- Jose De La Cruz S. Garnica Bio 5 Wednesday #76 May 8, 2014 “Efficacy Results of a Trial of a Herpes Simplex Vaccine” Herpes is a widely known virus that infects the body and causing warts usually in the genital or oral regions of the body. Herpes is caused by one of the two types of virus, Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), or herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). There is no cure for the Herpes Simplex virus. Once the host is infected, the virus remains in the body for the entire lifespan. The virus can be suppressed with help of medication to help keep the virus dormant and reduce outbreaks of genital warts or cold sores around the mouth....   [tags: results, effectivness trial]

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Classification of Organisms

- Taxonomy is the study of the classification of organisms, it is the organization (separation) of all the known organisms into groups based on their shared features, these groups are then organized into further, larger groups. These groups are all referred to as Taxa (Taxon - singular). The taxa used in taxonomy are: Species, Genus, Family, Order, Class, Phylum and kingdom, each group getting larger going form species to kingdom. Taxa Used in Taxonomy ===================== Species ------- Organisms That are able to interbreed, producing fertile offspring are considered to be of the same species, this taxon can also be divided into subspecies and then...   [tags: Taxonomy Essays]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Gospel Of Matthew ' By Harry Potter

- In our reflections I found an association between The Book of Job and Harry Potter. Dumbledore played God and Harry was Job. The books show us the power of faith over cynicism. Like Job, Harry questioned his superior and never conformed to the beliefs and criticism of others. Harry had been faced with many challenges in his first 6 years at Hogwarts but his 7th year was the end of his suffering. The 7th year showed Dumbledore’s plan come to fruition just as God’s plan did for Job. After reanalyzing the events of the series I noticed there is truly only one person whose story resembles Harry’s....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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The Instructional Implications That Arise From Extensive Knowledge Of Cognitive Theories

- ... Next, the teacher would explain the life cycle through the use of images, diagrams and spoken explanations. Using multimedia enables Paiviot’s dual coding theory to be employed, as well as enabling the assimilation and accommodation of new information into existing schemata. This supports both visual spatial learners as well as auditory learners, reinforcing Gardener’s theory of multiple intelligences (Duchesne et al. 2013). The use of the images also enables students to assimilate new information in to existing schemata or create a new schema....   [tags: Theory of cognitive development, Jean Piaget]

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Analysis Of F. Scott Fitzgerald 's ' The Great Gatsby '

- ... Scott Fitzgerald uses a lot of similes in his work to make obvious to his readers these descriptions that are very important to his style and his works. Fitzgerald might employ similar techniques in all of his novels; yet he uses some very different techniques that are only used in one or two of his works. In The Great Gatsby, he uses the technique of repetition. Fitzgerald’s reference to repeated careless driving in his characters show the severe lack of responsibility in character. For example, one of the main characters in this novel named Owl Eyes leaves Gatsby’s driveway and ends up “in the ditch beside the road, right side up, but violently shorn of one wheel” (Hendrickson’s, Styl...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby

- Reminiscing over memories can bridge the past and the present together, allowing people to learn from their mistakes and experiences so that they can grow. This is what encourages development in people over time, but what happens in the past is destined to forever stay that way. It is impossible to recreate a perfect replica of previous experiences. There are too many variables to account for; thousands of differences that, no matter how insignificant, will change the course of any attempts at reliving the past....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Summary Of ' Twenty Four Hours '

- Twenty-four hours is an absurd amount of time. It is short and unwarranted. It slides through your life like water through a sieve. It refuses to conform or compromise. You cannot catch it with a net because it has no shape. ~~~~~~~ My grand-daddy used to catch butterflies with a net. He bounded through exotic jungles with my mom and waved his wooden-handled net as if he were speaking semaphore to the wind. I do not know if his net was actually wooden-handled: I have never seen it. I have only seen his collections of colorful butterflies, caught many years ago in Malaysia, or Liberia, or Kenya....   [tags: Insect, Lepidoptera, Scarabaeidae, Butterfly]

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Have You Ever Had An Identity Crisis?

- ... This changed me because it helped to define me. This was the moment I stepped into the light and knew who I was. I may not have known exactly who I was, but I knew what made me different, what made me stand out of the crowd. Imagine what it was like for a second. Being lost in this big world we live in. As it is in a few months you have to decide what you want do with the rest of your life but you don’t even know you. Your life is hectic and you don’t have a minute to spare but you want to know who you are....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Conspiracy theory, Lepidoptera]

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Silk - The Queen of Fibers

- Silk, sometimes affectionately referred to as the “queen of fibers,” is the strongest natural fiber in the world, and it is used to make expensive cloth. There’s more to silk, though, than being great to make fine garments. Did you know that a thread of silk can be stronger than some kinds of steel. Probably not. We hope to give you more insight into the wonders of silk in our report. THE DISCOVERY OF SILK One of the only – if not the only – documentation on the discovery of silk is an ancient Chinese legend....   [tags: Textiles ]

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The Survival Of The Fittest

- ... The “survival of the fittest” is simply a catchy label that seems to easily explain how natural selection works, but neither innately holds any weight in Darwin’s theory or captures the evolutionary process as a whole. The “survival of the fittest” is an isolated, descriptive label for a portion of Darwin’s theory regarding natural selection and therefore the criticism is semantic opposed to substantive in nature. Furthermore, the label “survival of the fittest” only refers to a small part of Darwin’s overall theory of evolution, which excludes mutations and common descent among other components....   [tags: Evolution, Natural selection]

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A Streetcar Name Desire

- In life you meet various people from all walks of life. In Tennesse Williams play A Streetcar Name Desire, we peep into the characters lives as they have different types of relationships through- out the play. As we notice the characteristics of Man, Women, Society, Alchoholism, Violence, and Sexuality. The contrast amongst today population and things that happened so many years ago can be examined with depth and certainty. To begin with, Blanche Dubois is one of the fascinating characters of the play....   [tags: Character Analysis, Blanche Dubois]

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Biography on Usain Bolt

- Watching the Olympics is like watching amazing physical feats unfold before your eyes. Bars are set, limits are broken, and every person who got there has a story of perseverance and dedication, but the one which appealed most to me was the story of Usain Bolt. Usain Bolt was born in Jamaica August 21, 1986 with a severe spinal condition. Even then he didn’t let that hold him back. As he was he was growing up he started become an all-around athlete that excelled in every sport but had a particular interest in badminton....   [tags: olympics, sports, youth, sprinters]

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Feelings of Anger and Injustice in Poetry of John Agard and Tom Leonard

- Feelings of Anger and Injustice in Poetry of John Agard and Tom Leonard Each of the authors uses different methods to display their anger or annoyance at something. In "What were they like?" which is about the Vietnam War involving the communist north and capitalist south. The poem is written unlike most other poems as if she author was giving an interview with one of the people affected by the war. Each of the questions is about the Vietnamese people's traditions, culture and their livelihood and each one is answered with a bitter answer....   [tags: Papers]

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Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection and the Evolution of Animals

- Darwin’s theory of natural selection has provided us with the explanations of the processes involved in the changes of species over long periods of time. His theory was based on five major assumptions: VARIATION: When Individuals within a species differ from one another in physical characteristics and in their behaviour. HERITABILITY: Some of the variations amongst the members of species is inherited, meaning that the offspring tend to resemble their parents more than the other members of the species....   [tags: Natural Selection Essays]

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The Genetic Basis of Adaptive Melanism on Pocket Mice

- Introduction What's the problem. Examples of animals adapting to the environment have been known as far back as the case of the black peppered moths of England in the mid-1800s. In that case, entire populations of the black peppered moths were observed to change color in response to changes in their environment. More recently, bacteria have been known to develop resistance to antibiotic drugs, insects have developed various forms of resistance to insecticide, and plants have adapted to accommodate higher levels of heavy metals in the soil and water....   [tags: Biology Mouse]

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Argument Against Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution

- Charles Darwin proposed the theory of evolution to explain the origin, diversity and complexity of life. I will will disprove evolution by showing that natural selection only explains small evolutionary changes, collectively known as microevolution. Natural selection cannot drive large evolutionary changes, macroevolution. I will also show that the primordial soup, in which life supposedly evolved, did not exist. Neo-Darwinism incorporates the discoveries of modern science into Darwin's original theory while leaving the basic beliefs intact....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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The Decomposting Process or Soil Amendment

- ... The process of composting only takes place under favourable conditions. Five conditions that promote the process of composting are: 1. Introducing worms and micro-organisms: worms and micro-organisms must be introduced into the waste for the process to kick off. 2. Nutrients: The right nutrients in their right quantities must also be present for this process to take place. Waste to be used for the preparation of compost, should be composed of both ‘brown’ and ‘green’ organic materials. ‘Brown’ organic materials are carbon based materials such as dead leaves, manure and etcetera which are rich in carbon....   [tags: organic matter, worms and micro-organisms]

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Evolutionary Psychology

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Examine the contradictions in The Great Gatsby, including its narrative

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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The Man Behind the Scandal

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House on Mango Street

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Remix Culture

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The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien And After The Lost War By Andrew Hudgins

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Preference of Freshman Tourism Students of De La Salle Lipa In Choosing a Tourist Destination

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The Various Ways Of Young Children Learn Communicate And Develop Their Language And Literacy Skills

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Ambition in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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The Objectification of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

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The Past and the Future in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Love of an Idea in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett: A Need to Reproduce Forever

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Facing the American Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald´s The Great Gatsby

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Color Symbolism Used in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Genetically Modified Organisms : The Human Body And Other Living Organisms

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The Setting of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby: A Work of Fiction or an Autobiography

- The Great Gatsby: A Work of Fiction or an Autobiography. The idea of reflection is a “thing that is a consequence or arises from something else” (Oxford). Reflection is something F. Scott Fitzgerald knows a great deal of and a tool he uses in his literary works. Fitzgerald grew up in a middle class family and attended a prestigious university, although for a short period. He also met a troubled, beautiful woman who affected him deeply and would be the muse of a significant character in his renowned novel, The Great Gatsby (O’Brien)....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, story analysis]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald´s The Great Gatsby in a Different Light

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Such a Beautiful Play: A Streetcar Named Desire Journal Entry

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Symbols and Imagery in F. Scott Ftizgerald's The Great Gatsby

- ... This image establishes the discrepancy between Gatsby’s dream and the “American Dream” while also expressing the inability to repeat the past. The color green also represents money, making it appropriate that Gatsby acknowledges a woman whose voice is “full of money”. The connection of the green light with money also adds to the downfall of Gatsby’s dream due to it being “the foul dust” that lingers in “the wake of [his] dreams” (2). Fitzgerald’s use of clocks and time in the novel prove to be symbolic in many ways....   [tags: clocks, wealth, society]

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Gatsby’s Corrupted Dream in F. Scott Fitgerald's The Great Gatsby

- ... While Gatsby has money, he does not have the same reputation that Tom Buchanan does, meaning that it is better for Daisy to maintain the status quo. Daisy and Tom are well suited for one another. Daisy accidently hits and kills Myrtle Wilson and later the reader is shown Daisy and Tom talking over a table of untouched food. Here Fitzgerald describes two self-centered, careless people. When talking about Gatsby, Tom remarks, “Who is this Gatsby anyhow. Some big bootlegger?” (114). Gatsby also has money but he does not have a respectable family name....   [tags: money, reputation, obsession]

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American Dream : The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Jamie Moran English 096 Professor Ludwig 5 November 2014 American Dream The ideal American Dream is that every citizen in the US would have a promising future, happiness, a family, and health. Some reach the American Dream, and some settle for less. People who do not obtain some type of American Dream cannot truly be happy because their life is not truly fulfilled, which does not satisfy their ambition. In reality most Americans settle for something other than what is promised to them. In the book “The Great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald, people did not notice that Jay Gatsby encompassed the idea of the American Dream....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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