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The Narrator’s Attitude in The Pugilist at Rest

- The Narrator’s Attitude in The Pugilist at Rest           Webster’s Dictionary defines it as a mental position or the feeling one has for oneself.  In life our attitudes help define who you are or what you are like.  Attitude helps create your personality and how you would react under certain situations.  In “The Pugilist at Rest” Thom Jones tells us of one man’s attitude and how adversity and a disability changed his attitude completely.  The narrator’s attitude under goes changes from boot camp, bludgeoning Hey Baby,  recon Marine duty and finally obtaining Dostoyevski’s epilepsy from a boxing match....   [tags: Pugilist at Rest Essays]

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The Pugilist at Rest

- Judging from the other reviews, the awards, and multiple accolades Thom Jones's writings, and "The Pugilist at Rest" in particular, have received, I am apparently in quite the minority. But here goes: I found an inherent falseness and overwritten emotion throughout the stories. Jones too often tells the reader what he/she should be feeling instead of letting the reader respond sans prescription. Case in point: "I Want to Live!" The son-in-law is the "good guy" (obviously the author -- tacky) who gives the dying woman Schopenhauer to read and narcotic medication to ease the unbearable pain no one else will even acknowledge....   [tags: essays research papers]

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No Rest for the Wicked

- "No Rest For The Wicked" The ambition of the Protestant Reformation was to "place God everywhere," when in actuality it made today's world even more secular than it was. The main goal was to create a world of profit in a strong world of morality. The documentary follows the Protestant religion's beginnings to the present day. In the 1536, a young pastor named John Calvin was recruited to start a new church in Geneva following a break from the Roman Catholic Church. Calvin was inspired by Martin Luther another French theologian whose temperament was fun than that of Calvin's....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Puritans]

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The Rest Cure : A False Practice

- ... I’m sure I never used to be so sensitive. I think it is due to this nervous condition” (Gilman). John is her physician husband who facilitates her treatment, and she has learned to trust him above all things because of his title as a certified doctor. But even so, the narrator cannot fight the feelings of opposition to the treatment she is receiving and is naturally compelled to be against an inactive lifestyle. The doubt and uneasiness she has about her own personal feelings illustrates how forcing a patient to give up all physical activities and confining them to bed rest worsens the mental state of the patient rather than improving it....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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A Comparison of Quebec to the Rest of Canada

- Quebec’s social identity and defining characteristics contradict and conflict with those of rest of Canada. Since the genesis of our country, the political, social disagreements, and tensions between Quebec and the rest of Canada have been unavoidable. Utilizing Hiller’s key contradictions in the analysis of a Canadian society, we will compare and contrast the nature of the societal identity in Quebec compared to that of rest of Canada, emphasising on the major differences and tensions between the province and the rest of the country....   [tags: social identity, defining characteristics]

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Sleep Is The Natural State Of Rest

- ... For example, in Georges Perec’s A Man Asleep the main character “You” is constantly being interrupted with sleep. Sleep in this aspect refers more to the metaphorical sleep than to the physical condition of being asleep. “You” spends his days thinking about his life, life in general and how he wishes he did not have to spend his days thinking about all of these things. He essentially wants to “be asleep”. Sleep has caused him to ignore his friends. He does not go out with them, even though they have tried to check on him and get him to do so....   [tags: Sleep deprivation, Sleep, Torture, Suffering]

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Sufficient Rest is Fundamental for Survival

- Despite convictions about the significance of rest for health and typical development and advancement, there are no momentum principles of rest physiology (National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, 2011). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) does demonstrate that sufficient rest is fundamental for sound working and survival, however the definition of “satisfactory sleep” differs from person to person. Insufficient rest and not so great rest practices are normal particularly around young people and adolescent grown-ups....   [tags: sleep, disorders, cognitive]

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A Cut Above The Rest !

- ... It’s when the Holy Spirit convicts us of the awfulness and the extent of sin. Every part of us is poisoned by sin: our spirit, our soul and our body which affects our heart, our mind, our will, and our conscience. “But now ye also put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.” Colossians 3:8 “The Bible will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this Book.” As Christians we have to cut sin out of our lives in order for Christ to use us. We need to have a desire to live in such a way that Christ is magnified through what we do and say....   [tags: Jesus, God in Christianity, Christianity]

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The Importance of Proper Rest

- The Importance of Proper a Rest. Sleeping disorders are often over-looked especially in today's society. Proper sleep or rest is necessary in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The effects of abnormal sleeping patterns can be detrimental not only to the subject but others around them. Sleep deprivation is often misdiagnosed as Attention Deficit Disorder or Depression due to similar symptoms. In extreme cases of sleep deficiency, subjects have been known to experience psychosis or manic symptoms most commonly associated with Manic Depressive Disorder and Schizophrenia....   [tags: Health ]

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Sleep and Rest In Macbeth

- In William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ sleep is a very significant aspect of the play which is portrayed by many references to it and occurrences that result in sleep deprivation. To emphasize the importance of resting Shakespeare uses varied poetic language and sleep distortions. Sleep comes as a significant theme of the play when Macbeth, persuaded by Lady Macbeth kills King Duncan while he is asleep at their house. Consequently, Macbeth suffers from devastating nightmares and delusions which are the reasons for his constant paranoia and anxiety that lead to numerous murders....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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The Future Of Earth Rest

- ... The human race will inevitably suffer the same fate if no solutions are executed; the change begins now. To stop this global threat, the country needs to take its first step in reducing its fossil fuel consumption by lowering energy demands and eliminating poor efficiency practices. It must recognize that human activities, such as agriculture, transportation, manufacturing industries, and power plants, are by in large responsible for greenhouse gas pollution due to their excessive use of fossil fuels....   [tags: Greenhouse gas, Carbon dioxide, Fossil fuel]

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In God We Rest

- George Herbert’s “The Pulley” describes how God first created man. Herbert writes with first hand experience to the glory of God and the expectation that God has for humanity. He shows the reader that God has blessed man with all the world’s riches, but has decided to withhold his final blessings of rest to ensure man’s return to him for peace and comfort. Humanity is not the ready for all of God’s gifts because overindulgence can lead to a lack of appreciation for the many gifts that they already possess....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Herbert, God, Philosophy]

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No Rest for the Students: How Rest Should Become a Priority for Students

- How much time do we, as students, spend on the World Wide Web. I mean both studying and “studying.” You know what I am talking about. It is those breaks we take after researching an article for a paper that is due at a fast-approaching date. Of course, that is only one of the many reasons why students stay up late, whether it is doing homework or chatting away with friends and family. Students are racing against time to fulfill their duties as well as our desires. However, to borrow the colloquialism, we do not charge our own batteries....   [tags: studying, education system, priorities, GPA]

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Methods to Improve Sleep and Rest in the Hospital

- The founders of nursing acknowledged the need for sleep and rest to aid the body in healing, but with 60% of patients requesting a sedative, this shows the hospital environment is not one that promotes sleep and rest. There is renewed interest in exploring the best nonpharmacological methods of helping achieve sleep and rest while in the hospital to promote healing (Robinson, Weitzel, & Henderson, 2005). Evidence-Based Practice As nurses frequently interact with the patients, they are the ones exploring evidence-based practice to identify ways to modify the hospital environment and use more nonpharmacological methods to promote sleep to help the body repair itself (Robinson et al., 2005)....   [tags: nursing, patients, sedative]

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Civilization:The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson

- In this intricate time, Niall Ferguson, the author of Civilization: The West and the Rest, presents a story and what appears as a defense of the ascend of the west to supremacy and its unrivalled influence in restructuring the world of today. The West seems to be on the defensive, confronted economically, politically, and militarily by the rise of China (delete this: as well as politically along with militarily) by a gesture of Islamist abhorrence (what do you mean by “as well as politically and militarily by a gesture of Islamist abhorrence”....   [tags: history, eurocentrism]

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The relationship between Russia and the rest of Europe

- The relationship between Russia and the rest of Europe has been extremely precarious throughout its existence. From looking to Europe for guidance to outright opposing the interests of Europe, the stance towards Europe has varied greatly. In the post-Cold War era, Russia’s policies have been formed in an attempt to reclaim control over their former sphere of influence, often clashing with European interests in regards to economic, energy, and security matters facing the world. In the post-Cold War world, Russia has been struggling to reestablish itself as a world power....   [tags: world power, expansionism]

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Wrestling: Training for the Rest of Your Life

- Sweat sweeps out, slowly gliding down and finally dripping off his face. His heart races as he huffs and puffs. He stutter steps, pulls out, fakes again, and quickly turns from right to left outwitting his opponent and grabbing onto his leg. He doesn’t even think about it anymore. His movements steadily have become reflexes and his reflexes are second nature. The time is quickly winding down and his team needs the victory to win the dual meet. He holds on to his opponent's legs, tightly gripping as the time slips aways....   [tags: High School Wrestling]

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Eastern Media and Its Terrific Reach On The Rest of The World

- With the age of technology having increasing control upon all of humanity, it is often hard to disagree these days over the extent to which cultures have a certain influence upon a global audience. The global phenomenon that is East Asian culture has a large authority on many other cultures. It seems to be that, what Edward Said referred to as, ‘the other’ has a large impact on the rest of the world. Globalization is an occurrence that is fed by this otherness upon most of the world. Anywhere from economic impact to media, East Asia has a major impression on the rest of the world....   [tags: Technology, Culture, Globalization]

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Music Is The Best Player For The Rest Of My Life

- Throughout my life, I have been taken by music. However, it was not until my 8th grade year in middle school that I realized that I could be a musician for the rest of my life. Before that, music just seemed like something to keep me out of trouble. I wasn’t the best player at that time, and I still knew very little about it all. How could something like that ever support someone. Still, music was the only talent that I could find any success in, and I enjoyed doing it, so I still wanted to take a stab at it....   [tags: High school, Music, The Band, 2006 albums]

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The Impact Of Globalization On The Western Countries And The Rest Of The World

- “Because it is widely seen as inevitable and nearly inalterable, globalisation is often presented as a force that must be embraced without reserve, but doing so benefits some people while putting others at grave risk.” (Timmnos Roberts J., Bellone Hite A., 2007). Globalisation has been a widely discussed topic and a frequently used term to describe the worldwide movement toward economic, financial, trade and communications integration(ref). It has been described and defined by many and it is difficult to provide only one definition of the term as it covers so many aspects of our lives and everything around us....   [tags: Third World, First World, Communism, Tennis]

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Analysis Of ' The Rest Of Her Life ' By Steve Yarbrough

- ... The correlation of the growth of distance with the decline of the quality of their relationship suggests that lifestyles focused less on the spouse and more on themselves leads to dysfunctional relationships. The growth of emotional and physical distance between Chuckie and Dee Ann can be attributed to the lack of a real motive that would hold the relationship together. In lacking the explicit desire to want to stay together, their relationship is severed by their increasing independence. Dee Ann’s contemplation of the nature of their relationship while in the truck with Chuckie suggests that their relationship is an act of defiance: “In later years she’ll often wonder whether or not she...   [tags: Marriage, Emotion, Family, Mother]

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What Do You Do For The Rest Of Your Life?

- What do you want to do for the rest of your life. This is a big question that takes a lot of thinking and stress. Every upperclassman in high school has been asked this question. Some have the answer to it and others have no idea. People sometimes know what they want to do for the rest of their life when they are in middle school or even elementary school. However, I was not one of those people. I wanted to be a nurse when I was in grade school, then in middle school I wanted to be a veterinarian....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Baking, College]

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The Importance Of Practicing Law For The Rest Of His Life

- Though he was appalled by the idea of practicing law for the rest of his life, as he longed to do naught but produce poetry, Bryant furthered his studies in law and moved to the town of West Bridgewater in 1814 order to study under Congressman William Baylies. Though his discomfort with law continue to grow, Bryant still had a good relationship with Baylies and described him as an “honest lawyer.” (Bryant 19) Baylies frequently admonished Bryant for “dallying in the taverns wasting his time reading poetry” (Bryant 20) instead of studying law and subsequently Bryant made a vow to completely abstain from the literary arts and focus entirely on his current career....   [tags: Poetry, Iambic pentameter, William Cullen Bryant]

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REM Sleep: An Overview of Affectibility

- Since the beginning of the long journey to what we now know about sleep and it’s stages, It has always been a mystery as to why we sleep and how it is that these vivid images can subdue our grip on reality and captivate our minds in a way that makes us believe we are in a distant world, and then in flash accompanied by a deep gasp for air we realize it was just a dream. While ancient philosophers such as Daldianus believed that these dreams were the gods trying to comfort human suffering and later thinkers such as Plato hypothesized that dreams were our innate bestial desires being exposed, the cause behind these dreams to this day are still unknown (Siegel 139)....   [tags: health, appropriate rest]

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Where I Rest My Head

- This is the area where I rest my head. I'm not giving in to calling this "home" because home is where the heart is. I live in the "court district" of downtown Los Angeles. With the influx of the Yuppies, however, it is now called the "historic core," We are standing on the corner of Sixth and Broadway. On the south side of the street heading east there are only two office buildings, yet there are many shops. The first is a jewelry shop. Walking past, we find two clothing stores that sell inexpensive women's clothing....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Health Problems That Prevent You From Getting A Full Nights Rest?

- ... This pillow is called a "pregnancy wedge". Once the baby is born it can be used for them as well!. If the baby has acid reflux or if mom is afraid the baby will spit up at night. It can be used for a repositioning device to help the baby sleep better. How to find the best pillow is easy. You can research and find out why health problems do you have, and what will the pillow do for me. Once you answer those questions you can read up on the best pillow. Their are so many different kinds and types of wedge pillow....   [tags: Sleep, Sleep apnea, Sleep disorder]

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Should United States Citizens be Able to Collect Welfare for the Rest of their Lives?

- Should United States citizens who are capable of work and do not have a disability, be able to collect welfare for the rest of their lives. The welfare system in America started in the 1930's, during the great depression. “Many Americans were unhappy with the welfare system, claiming that individuals were abusing the welfare program by not applying for jobs, having more children just to get more aid, and staying unmarried so as to qualify for greater benefits.” Most states today offer states offer basic aid, health care, child care assistance, food stamps, unemployment, cash, and housing assistance....   [tags: welfare, aid, food stamps, unemployment]

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Blood Pressure and Heart Rate at Rest and During Exercise: What Are the Differences?

- ... The lower edge of the cuff was about 1 inch above the bend of the elbow. The cuff was inflated quickly to about 160mm Hg; next, the valve of the cuff was opened slightly, allowing the pressure to slowly fall. A standard stethoscope was used to determine blood pressure. The measurer then placed the bell of the stethoscope firmly on the brachial artery of the arm being measured. As the pressure falls, the reading when the sound of blood pulsing was first heard was recorded. This was the systolic pressure....   [tags: systolic blood pressures]

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The Effect Of Temperature On The Metabolic Rate Of An Animal At Rest Under Normal Conditions

- SANA MARRYUM METABOLISM IN ECTOTHERMS AND ENDOTHERMS; EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE BIO 207 SECTION 4SV3 DECEMBER 7, 2014 LAB INSTRUCTOR YIJING SHAN MARRYUM 02 INTRODUCTION All living organisms require energy to perform their daily life activities. This energy is obtained in the form of ATP by a number of chemical reactions that results in breakdown or building up of different molecules. The sum of all the enzyme-catalyzed reactions inside the body is termed as metabolism. All these reactions are very important in maintaining the physiological functions of the body....   [tags: Metabolism, Energy, Temperature]

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How Can Help People Throughout The Country And The Rest Of The World?

- Those are just a few examples of organizations that can help people throughout the country and the rest of the world. Of course every organization has its strengths and limits for example, one-strength is that they can “raise awareness of key peace, human rights, environmental, and social justice issues”. One limit is that it “requires long term extensive commitment to make institutional change; while mounting powerful critiques of unjust systems, often lacks the power (political and financial) to make a concrete difference in peoples lives- especially in the short term” (Tom O’ Connell)....   [tags: Human rights]

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A Man Who Doesn 't Abide By The Rest Of Societies Thought Process

- ENC 1102 Intemperate Man A man who doesn’t abide by the rest of societies thought process could possibly be a good thing, such as Nelson Mandela, a man far ahead of his time in science. So much so it took 35 years for the heredity community to understand his research. This however, is not the case for my brother James Mulhearn. He was always smart, but figured he could embezzle, lie, and steal to make his way to the top. Surprisingly at one point, he did finagle his way there, yet according to Newton’s third law; what goes up must come down....   [tags: Family, Mother, English-language films, Cat Power]

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I Have Learned From The United States And The Rest Of The World

- Like NURSE Corps, my mission is synonymous: “to build healthier communities in urban, rural and frontier areas”. I grew up in diverse communities throughout my life. I was born in an affluent area of Manhattan, NY, raised in a developing country most of my school-aged life, and lived my adolescent years and adulthood in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, Jersey City, NJ. I also traveled to many countries, finding my passion in helping those who live in poverty stricken areas in the world....   [tags: Health care, Health, Public health, Nursing]

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To Those Who Brought Us the Weekend

- In the early to mid-1800’s, the week end was just that. Week end. Week end was Saturday night, not Sunday. Sunday was considered the first day of the week, not the week end, week-end or weekend. It was not for work or fun, it was for worship, a day of rest. Now it’s week days and weekend. We call the first day of the week Monday, but it is in fact, Sunday. There was no such thing as the weekend as we know it until the 1870’s. Workers put in up to 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. According to A Weekend History Lesson by Krissy Clark, labor organizers worked with the government to get shorter hours....   [tags: labor concessions, benefits, rest days]

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Exploring Rest Cure Therapy in The Yellow Wallpaper

- Exploring Rest Cure Therapy in The Yellow Wallpaper Rest was used as a cure for neurasthenia, but did it really work. "The Yellow Wallpaper" explores the concept of rest cure therapy and its effectiveness on a woman patient. The best-known doctor for treating neurasthenia was a highly regarded neurologist named Silas Weir Mitchell (Kivo 8). Women from all over the world traveled to the United States to be treated by Silas Weir Mitchell (5). Rest cure therapy included secluding the patient from family and friends and complete physical and intellectual rest (5)....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]

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Tips for Painless Sleep

- Tips for Painless Sleep Having a painless sleep or a good night’s sleep can be difficult in this day and age due to technology advances, work and homes stresses, and other contributing factors. There are numerous self-help tips found online that can help us achieve a sought-after good night’s sleep. Bedtime habits, sleep schedule and everyday lifestyle choices can make a huge difference to the quality of our nightly rest. A good and painless sleep helps us to be more productive, energized, mentally sharp and emotionally balanced all day long thus we have to see to it that we have a restful sleep at night....   [tags: healthy habits for a good night's rest]

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The Effects of War on Soldiers

- When you think of a soldier, do you think of a strong, well-mannered man, in a polished uniform, that has helped defend our country. In Harry Browne’s article, “What is War?” he states that politicians use stirring phrases to keep our eyes averted from the reality of war. (Brown, 2014) He says, that we are raised to imagine soldiers to be heroic, young, men marching in parades, winning glorious battles, and bringing peace and democracy to the world. (Browne, 2014) The Vietnam War was the longest war in U.S history that left many impacts on the soldiers and their families (The Vietnam War, 2014)....   [tags: postraumatic stress disorder, literature, Vietnam]

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Examining How Act One, Scene One of Romeo and Juliet Raises the Audience's Expectations of the Rest of the Play

- Romeo and Juliet is a famous play that was first performed between 1594 and 1595, it was first printed in 1597. Romeo and Juliet is not entirely fictional as it is based on two lovers who lived in Verona. The Montague’s and Capulet’s are also real. Romeo and Juliet is one of the ten tragedies that William Shakespeare wrote. In this essay, I aim to investigate what act 1, scene1 makes you expect about the rest of the play. In act 1 scene 1, the characters are all individual and unique. Shakespeare has written this scene so that it starts from the lowest rank in the families, the servants, to the highest, the lords....   [tags: romeo and juliet]

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Examining Shakespeare's Use of Act 1 Scene 5 to Set Up the Rest of the Play, Romeo and Juliet

- Romeo and Juliet is the tragic story of two young, “star-crossed” lovers from feuding families, destined for disaster. The Capulets and the Montagues have an ancient grudge on one another that has been passed down over generations. Unfortunately, Romeo and Juliet end up victims of their families’ vicious loathing. Romeo and Juliet’s story has several intertwining themes such as the aforementioned hatred between the Capulets and Montagues and the revenge Romeo strives for after his friend Mercutio’s death....   [tags: literary analysis, critical analysis]

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Confessions For the Rest of Us

- Novels are written with the intent to entertain, textbooks to educate, and scripture to exhort. All writing has a purpose, intentional or otherwise. If this were not the case, writing would contain nothing of value. Autobiographies typically serve to inform the reader about the life of a specific person, yet, in Confessions, Augustine of Hippo displays loftier aims. Among other goals, he attempts to use his life story to indirectly guide others to God and truth, an objective to which he applies his considerable literary skill....   [tags: Literary Analysis, God, Augustine of Hippo ]

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Route March Rest by Vernon Scannell, Night Raid by Desmond Hawkins,

- Route March Rest by Vernon Scannell, Night Raid by Desmond Hawkins, The Battle by Louis Simpson - How do the poets communicate emotional or moving responses to war. What do these poems tell us about wartime life and the thoughts and feelings of civilians and soldiers. How do the poets communicate emotional or moving responses to war. The following essay will try to answer the question above. Using references and quotes from three wartime poems I will explain what they tell us about wartime life and the thoughts and feelings of civilians and soldiers....   [tags: English Literature]

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Physical and Chemical Restraints

- We all know someone who has been placed in a health care setting such as a rest home or hospital because their needed care is out of their families own ability; whether it’s our own grandma or the neighbor’s great aunt. Many people in this day and age are getting care from health care workers on a daily basis and need constant watch and care. Many of those in the older population are put into rest homes where they can spend the rest of their lives in comfort, while others are placed in hospitals to recover from a stroke or a mental illness....   [tags: healthcare, hospital, rest home, injury, aggresion]

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Christian Teachings about the Relationship between Humanity and the Rest of Creation

- Christian Teachings about the Relationship between Humanity and the Rest of Creation “God created the world in 7 days” is what Christians believe, where as others believe that God does exist but took longer to create the world, and others believe there is no God and the world was created through evolution- which is the development of atoms through long periods of time. But all of these people agree on one thing- the world was created a long time ago and we as a world-wide community need to respect and look after the world....   [tags: Papers]

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Archimedes and Fluid Mechanics

- Archimedes and Fluid Mechanics Fluid mechanics studies the behaviour of liquids and gases at rest or in the motion. It can be divided into 3 different areas; fluid statics research on fluids at rest, fluid kinematics that investigates fluids in motion, and fluid dynamics that analyses the effect of forces on fluid motion. The second and especially the third areas are greatly used on both solved and partly solved problems. The study of fluid mechanics is significant to engineers; because the main interest of engineers is to solve industrial problems in the applications of fluid mechanics....   [tags: liquid, gas, archimedes screw, motion, rest]

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A Cut Above the Rest: Doctor's Life

- Most kids always dream that one day, they will become a doctor. As they grow older, however, they realize exactly how much hard work is put into the job. The life of a surgeon is not easy, as it requires patience and dedication every single day. From standing on their feet for twelve or more hours at a time to the inconsistent sleep schedule, being a surgeon can be taxing in every aspect of life. However, surgeons gain the opportunity to help people from all over the country and make an impact in the medical world....   [tags: doctors, surgeon, medical field]

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How Baz Luhrmann's Interpretation of the Prologue Engages the Audience's Attention and Makes them Want to Watch the Rest of the Film

- How Baz Luhrmann's Interpretation of the Prologue Engages the Audience's Attention and Makes them Want to Watch the Rest of the Film How is it that after watching the opening sequence to Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet film (properly titled William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet) about twenty times, the exhilarating thrill I experience from it still has not faded out. To grab the attention of the viewers and keep their eyes glued to the screen as the movie starts, the director uses a variety of special techniques, also to make it clear to the audience that this film is a far cry from the original dullness associated with Shakespeare play recreations....   [tags: Papers]

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Just a Few More Minutes: School Should Start Later in the Morning

- Just a Few More Minutes Students come to school half asleep, nod off in the middle of a lecture, and periodically get asked to why we’re all so incoherent. An arguably good reason would be having to balance school, work, sports, homework, any kind of social life, and going to bed at decent time. Getting roughly an hour longer of sleep could increase attention, test scores, positive attitudes, increase the urge to be in school, and possibly decrease truancy rates. A lack of sleep can also become dangerous in many cases....   [tags: Sleep, Rest, Education]

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Sleep and its Importance to our Health

- Sleep: Dreams, Nightmares, and Memories A proverbial quote that is often accredited to Benjamin Franklin and his Poor Richard's Almanac states, “lost time is never found again.” Time is something precious, and with only 24 hours in a day it seems like there is never enough daylight. However precious time may be, we do not utilize the full 24 hours. A third of our lives is spent asleep. That means that if an average person lives until they are 80, they will spend approximately 27 years asleep. So why do we spend so much time unconscious, oblivious to the world....   [tags: Dreams, Nightmares, Rest]

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Childhood Mortality: Happy Fifth Birthday, and a Toast to the Rest of a Better Life

- Although childhood mortality rates have improved in recent years there is still much to be done to improve the health of children throughout the world. In 2012 6.6 million children died before the age of five. By analyzing causes of childhood mortality rates solutions can be sought to further improve the quality of life for children under five worldwide. Since 1960 child mortality rates have dropped substantially. In 1960 the worldwide child mortality rate for children under 5 years old was 1 billion compared to 6.6 million in 2012, (UNICEF, HUMAN PROGRESS ACT 2011)....   [tags: poverty, third world countries, UNICEF]

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Does the Final Chapter of Bronte's Jane Eyre Fit with the Rest of the Novel?

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The Yellow Wall Paper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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