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Secularism v. Spirituality in the Second Nun's Tale

- Secularism v. Spirituality in the Second Nun's Tale         In the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, Chaucer describes the men and women of the Church in extreme forms; most of these holy pilgrims, such as the Monk, the Friar, and Pardoner, are caricatures of objectionable parts of Catholic society.  At a time when the power-hungry Catholic Church used the misery of peasants in order to obtain wealth, it is no wonder that one of the greatest writers of the Middle Ages used his works to comment on the religious politics of the day.          Yet not all of Chaucer's religious characters are failures in spirituality....   [tags: Second Nun's Tale]

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Hybridity In Ezekiel Mphahlele's Down Second Avenue

- Hybridity in Ezekiel Mphahlele's Down Second Avenue The criticism that Mphahlele's awareness of his being a "hybrid' person imparts an inability to his being able to "write his story himself " is a criticism contrived out of literal derivations of the Greek components of the word "autobiography". The textual landscape of Down Second Avenue includes many varied and detailed arenas, the rural setting and its many dimensions, the city and its many dimensions. In the sense that autobiography is part of the genre of biography in the postclassical European tradition, that being the life accounts of saints and princes, the criticism is perhaps true to some extent....   [tags: Ezekiel Mphahlele Second Avenue]

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John Locke's Second Treatise on Civil Government

- Locke's The Second Treatise of Civil Government: The Significance of Reason The significance of reason is discussed both in John Locke's, The Second Treatise of Civil Government, and in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's, Emile. However, the definitions that both authors give to the word “reason” vary significantly. I will now attempt to compare the different meanings that each man considered to be the accurate definition of reason. John Locke believed that the state “all men are naturally in ... is a state of perfect freedom” (122), a state in which they live “without ......   [tags: Second Treatise on Civil Government]

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John Locke's Second Treatise on Civil Government

- Locke's Second Treatise of Government, by far, is his most influential and important piece of writing. In it he set forth his theory of natural law and natural right. He shows that there does exist a rational purpose to government, and one need not rely on "mysticism and mystery." Against anarchy, Locke saw his job as one who must defend government as an institution. Locke's object was to insist not only that the public welfare was the test of good government and the basis for properly imposing obligations on the citizens of a country, but also that the public welfare made government necessary....   [tags: Second Treatise on Civil Government]

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Summary and Analysis of The Second Nun's Tale

- Summary and Analysis of The Second Nun's Tale (The Canterbury Tales) Prologue to the Second Nun's Tale: The Host praises the Nun's Priest for his tale, but notes that, if the Nun's Priest were not in the clergy he would be a lewd man. He says that the Nun's Priest, a muscular man with a hawk's fierceness in his eye, would have trouble fending off women, if not for his profession. The Second Nun prepares to tell the next tale, warning against sin and idleness. She says that she will tell the tale of the noble maid Cecilia....   [tags: Canterbury Tales The Second Nun's Tale Essays]

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William Butler Yeats' The Second Coming

- William Butler Yeats' "The Second Coming" The poem “The Second Coming” was written by William Butler Yeats in 1919. Yeats was an accomplished Irish poet and was known for the socio-religious ideas he emphasized in his poetry. In “The Second Coming,” his ideas unfold in three significant metaphors. The first metaphor relates a falcon and its falconer to the destruction of society. The metaphor has two possible interpretations. One view may be that the falcon represents society and the falconer represents God and morality....   [tags: Yeats Second Coming Poem Poetry Essays]

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"The Second Coming" and the Death of God

- Death of God theology is a theological movement dating back to the radical theologians of the 1960s, like Thomas Altizer and William Hamilton, and continuing in a more diverse form in the work of individuals like Slavoj Žižek and John Caputo. The movement can be traced back to the works of G.W.F. Hegel, of whom Thomas Altizers says, "The Phenomenology of Spirit is the first philosophical enactment of the Death of God,” (Altizer) and thinkers like Nietzsche, Lacan, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, and Derrida and poets like William Blake....   [tags: theological movements]

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Advantages to Having a Second Life

- The majority of the adult American population age 18+ is unfamiliar with the ever-growing virtual community known as Second Life. Second Life is a virtual world developed by Linden Lab, which offers its residents a place to connect, a place to shop, a place to work, and a place to love. There are many advantages for people to create a Second Life for themselves. Second Life’s residents are given the ability to explore any region they choose and allows one the ability to be themselves, or even someone different....   [tags: Social Issues]

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"The Second Coming" and the Death of God

- Death of God theology is a theological movement dating back to the radical theologians of the 1960s, like Thomas Altizer and William Hamilton, and continuing in a more diverse form in the work of individuals like Slavoj Žižek and John Caputo. The movement can be traced back to the works of G.W.F. Hegel, of whom Thomas Altizers says, "The Phenomenology of Spirit (1807) is the first philosophical enactment of the Death of God,” and thinkers like Nietzsche, Marx, Freud, Lacan, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, and Derrida and poets like William Blake, Dante, and Milton....   [tags: liberation theology, sphinx]

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Countries with English as a Second Language

- CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION An introduction is the first point in everything we want to do. In this proposal writing, the first chapter is introduction, which contains Background of the Study, Reason for Choosing the Topic, Statement of the Problem, Objective of the Study, Hypothesis, Limitation of the Problem, Significance of the Study, Definition of Key Terms and Organization of the Research. 1.1 Background of the Study One of language function is as a communication tool. Some countries use English as a second language, for example Malaysia and Singapore....   [tags: writing, communication, schools]

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The Second Generation Education in Molenbeek

- In the 1960s, Molenbeek, one of the nineteen municipalities of Brussels, was known as the attraction point for industrial opportunities to non-European immigrants, especially for Moroccans and Turks. Given their role in the production process, these migrants occupied low skilled jobs; their education was elementary. After industrial declination, these ethnic groups changed their attitude towards education and their presence in education increased evidently. Nevertheless consequently performance gap between natives and non-natives in education is still noticeable in this context....   [tags: Education in Molenbeek]

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Is Learning a Second Language Necessary?

- Multicultural education in the U.S. school system has become more pragmatic with the affluent nature of globalization. As the world’s technology increases exponentially, our world has grown smaller, increasing the need for global communication skills and cultural sensitivity. However, American schools are plagued by the pressures of budget cuts, test scores, educational bureaucracies, and impending closures. For many schools, foreign language education has been put on the proverbial chopping block....   [tags: Social Studies]

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Smoking and Second Hand Smoking

- ... Both parents are aware of smoking side effects. They believe that smoking can lead to many diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, lung cancer and respiratory diseases. Furthermore, the father thinks that second hand smoking is very dangerous to the health. Both agree that active smoking and second hand smoking are harmful for the smoker's children and spouse. Therefore, they will not accept any smoker to marry their daughter. In fact, 30% of coronary heart morbidity and mortality are related to smoking in the United States of America....   [tags: health hazard, cardiovascular disease]

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Splitting The Second Rough Draft

- ... I was seven when I met him. Until then mom had only told me that, “your dad gave you as a gift to me.” And she left it as that. I assume she got fed up with my questions, hunted him down, and made him have dinner with me. He had grey, sunken eyes, thin, lizard-like lips, grey skin, and jet black, short, curly hair. Darryl was ten feet tall and overweight, but not fat. For that night I was the silent, shy kid. The next couple years were bizarre. He tried to be a dad but he lacked any kind of emotional empathy....   [tags: Mother, Father, Mother insult, The dozens]

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Second Topic On Peer Relationships

- ... Twitter, Instagram and other follow and unfollow social media networks. So you get it, 90% of these people are playing a role, so they got issues already. You cannot form a real relationship with a fake person. Because, it’s not real. However, many teens do. They let these losers into their lives. Is that asking for trouble. Yeah. I don’t mean other online game anonymous players, because it’s a game. You do not ever, ever tell them your real name or address information, because this relationship is not real, it’s just a game....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship]

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The German Shepherd Is The True Criterion Of Beauty

- Max vom Stephanitz, founder of the German Shepherd breed said it best, “Utility is the true criterion of beauty.” The German Shepherd is a dying breed, not because it is losing popularity, but because it is drifting too far from it’s origin. Initially the breed was supposed to be versatile, confident, smart, courageous, and aloof to strangers. They were sable, grey, and black. They had straight backs, and normal functioning hind limbs. Health problems were nearly extinct. This breed still lives today, but most people’s idea of a German Shepherd is different....   [tags: German Shepherd Dog, Dog, Genetics, Hip dysplasia]

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Gun Control: Should the Second Amendment of the Constitution be Updated?

- According to the F.B.I., 14,369 murders involving firearms took place in the year 2013 within the United States. We as Americans have the right to “bear arms,” however there can be some changes to at least try to minimize these casualties. The 2nd Amendment states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This may be outdated now that we have a strong military (that is our “well regulated Militia,”) to protect our security, but can a right be scratched off the Constitution because of someone’s interpretation....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Media: The Second God

- The thought of having a power that could control and influence your thoughts and opinions in politics, social issues and values seems as it can only be possessed by a supernatural being. This power has a forceful factor in our daily life; this power is media Tony Schwartz describes it as being “The second God”. As many tools media is a double edged weapon it posses a powerful social influence that can be good and bad. In the stories Two kinds and Boards both authors reflect the extent to which the power of media has influenced our perspective as cultures and individuals....   [tags: Fictional Literature, compare]

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Yeats’ Second Coming and Cummings’ what if a much of a which of a wind

- The End of the World in Yeats’ Second Coming and Cummings’ what if a much of a which of a wind Hellfire and brimstone, a massive environmental disaster, a third World War; how will the world end. This issue can stop conversations, or start hour long arguments; it can start a religion, or cause people to renounce their faith. The answer to the ubiquitous question of how the world will eventually end is a paradox; to know the answer means that the final hour has come. Both E.E. Cummings and William Butler Yeats express their premonitions about when and why this awesome event may occur....   [tags: Yeats Second Coming Essays]

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The Nymph Rejects the Shepherd

- The Nymph Rejects the Shepherd   "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" is Sir Walter Raleigh's poem of compassionate rejection in response to Christopher Marlowe's poem "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love." The reasons the nymph gives for her rejection are just excuses; her real reason for turning the shepherd down is her lack of love for him. The nymph responds to the shepherd's proposal to "come live with me and be my love" (1) by saying all of the things he wants to give her will fade, whither, and be forgotten; therefore, she cannot accept his offer....   [tags: Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd]

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Cigoli’s Adoration of the Shepherds and Moretto da Brescia’s Entombmen

- Man has been creating art for over 30,000 years. There are cave drawings, sculptures, Egyptian art, Greek Art, Modern Art and plenty more but to many, the Renaissance Art period is considered to be most important. Never had so many geniuses in art lived at one time and never had so many pieces of cherished art been produced. Two examples of Renaissance paintings are Cigoli’s Adoration of the Shepherds and Moretto da Brescia’s Entombment. Both paintings posses the attributes that were popular during the Renaissance period which I will now contrast and compare....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Significance of the Exposition in a Play

- There are instances in plays that when omitted disturbs the plot line. These instances may be small scenes, short actions, exchanges between characters, or an entire act. Failure to include these scenes often leads to many faults in the play, the worst of which is incoherence in the plot and the destruction of the progress through it. Certain plays have deeply interwoven scenes, which with the removal of one affect the rest greatly. This can be seen in William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. In particular the first act of the play reveals its course....   [tags: Dangers in Omission, Shakespeare, Tempest]

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Importance of Play in a Child's life

- The key issues that apply to this theme are; education, how play has changed risk and challenge. Education affects a child’s play and learning, as parents who aren’t well educated may not know the importance or benefits of play and the impact it has on learning. They will not value play as a ‘crucial’ part of learning. As an alternative of allowing their children to play they would force them to be seated all day and work. Play helps a child cultivate socially, intellectually, emotionally and services the development of motor skills, as children play alongside each other they form and maintain relationships, recognize their own and other’s feelings and develop empathy for others....   [tags: child eduaction, cognitive skill, discipline]

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The Necessity Of Play As An Elementary Student

- ... Chapter three mentions that middle school and high school students have high anxiety; with offering P.E., music, and art, schools can help students relieve tension and stress (Snowman). Elkind states that spending at least one third of the class day in P.E., music, and art lead to better attitudes in learning and test scores (Elkind, D). Vygotsky believe that social interaction helped children and students learn and develop better, especially if the student came into contact with peers or adults with higher intelligence (Snoman)....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Learning]

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An Analysis Of Euripides ' The Play ' Medea '

- ... Medea was a powerful sorceress. In order to obtain the Golden Fleece, Jason had to overcome many obstacles that were deemed impossible for a mere mortal. With the help of Medea they were able to obtain the fleece and flee back to Greece as soon as possible. The nurse grieves because of Medea dramatic actions. Medea before fleeing her hometown Colchis kills her brother and tosses his body behind the Argo, Jason’s ship. Essentially, The prologue is a function used to set the audience up, introducing them to the drama that is about to take place....   [tags: Tragedy, Drama, Greek mythology, Jason]

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Play: The Crucible, by Arthur Miller

- Buddha once said, “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” Buddha states that the truth is one of the things that cannot be overlooked as the truth is eventually revealed, and the truth might end up having bad effects. Buddha’s quote is significantly true in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller which discusses the Joseph McCarthy era. Miller shows that McCarthy manipulated and abused his power and fame, leading to his downfall. In The Crucible, Miller uses parallelism between Judge Danforth and Joseph McCarthy to accentuate the horrific, unlawful, and untrustworthy complications that they brought to the United States in the 1690's and the 1950's....   [tags: Analysis, Parallelism, Downfall]

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The Principle Of Fair Play

- ... Also, he resolves two challenging anomalies: situation where one is obliged to obey an unjust law or where breaking the law may engender greater social utility. Rawls solves the first conflict by arguing that obeying the law is a superior prima facie to disobeying because the system of fair play is the most just relative to other realistic legal options or to anarchy; he refutes the second point by placing “absolute weight [on justice] with respect to the principle of utility” (Rawls 239) and therefore dismissing the validity of compromising moral obligation....   [tags: Law, Justice, Citizenship, Political philosophy]

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The Two-Second Judgment

- We have been taught to stop and carefully consider all the options/factors involved before making an important decision. But in Blink, Malcolm Gladwell finds that in complex situations, our initial two-second judgments, our blink moments, are often more accurate than judgments derived from lengthy, painstaking analysis. Although Gladwell is careful to explore situations where two-second judgments fail, the most interesting scenarios are where rapid cognition succeeds. It contradicts reason to think that a two-second judgment could be more accurate than a carefully made analysis, but in many cases it is....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Play: Macbeth, by William Shakespeare

- The play Macbeth contains many hallucinations. The hallucinations in the play were trying to make the characters realize the things they were doing was wrong. It is making them conscious of their miss doings. I believe this story is to teach people that they should do the right things at all time because if not there conscious will hunt them down. Throughout the play Macbeth there is a couple of characters hallucinating about so many scenes going on in this play. Here are the things they hallucinate about in this play....   [tags: Role of Hallucinations]

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Hamlet As A Shakespearean Play

- ... 104-109). This section of Hamlet perfectly portrays how Ophelia is treated throughout the play. Line 104 displays the lack of autonomy that Ophelia possesses. She allows the people in her life, mainly men, to determine what she thinks and how she acts. Some sources even believe that Ophelia allows her father to tell her how to live her life simply because her young age does not allow her to develop her own feelings, so she mentally does not have the capacity think for herself. In short, she doesn 't really know who she is, because she is still at that awkward stage between childhood and adulthood(Dreher par 5)....   [tags: Hamlet, Gertrude, Characters in Hamlet]

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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Violates The Second Amendment of the Constitution

- The U.S. should not have gun control laws. The Second Amendment to the Constitution states that, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” This amendment has been around since 1791, and there has been gun control almost as long as it's been around. The National Rifle Association is an advocate of the Second Amendment and an opponent of those who propose restrictions on guns. Even Presidents Reagan and Bush are members, and Nixon, Eisenhower, and Kennedy were also members....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Violates The Second Amendment of the Constitution

- Civilian ownership of firearms has for more than two hundred years been the very cornerstone upon which the liberty of the public has been supported. The very reason that Americans have never suffered a tyranny on the scale of Nazi-Germany has been due to the proliferation of firearms in the hands of the general public. The Second Amendment to the Bill of rights of the United States Constitution states "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." In order to understand that right, the modern reader must understand the semantics of the eighteenth century....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Ethics And Personal Values Play

- Dalton Tucker Dave Madsen 2/12/2015 COMM 101 Ethics Paper Ethics and personal values play a major role in the media world. Every decision that has to be made involves ethical decision making. If the wrong decision is made then there can be a lot of negative consequences. However, there are four different philosophies’ that help make the decisions easier. This paper will include two different ethical cases and how the philosophies can influence the decisions that are made. The first case is “Trial by Fire.” This case involves a 15 year old boy, who suffered burns to 90 percent of his body when his house caught fire....   [tags: Ethics, Philosophy, Decision making, Immanuel Kant]

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Race, Class And Gender Play

- ... The system operates through our criminal justice institutions, but it functions more like a caste system than a system of crime control” (Alexander, 2012, p. 13) Alexander makes an important distinction in this book, too. That is that criminals are the new version of slaves for our country – but they are the black male criminals, not all criminals. The structural racism designed to relegate the black population to a low level rank where they are targeted, incarcerated, and kept trapped by a variety of invisible punishments....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Sociology, Criminology]

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The Second Coming a Poem by W.B. Yeats

- 'Thing fall apart the centre cannot hold' is a line in W.B Yeats poem 'The Second Coming' because of its stunning, violent imagery and terrifying ritualistic language, "The Second Coming" is one of Yeats's most famous poems, its set in a world on the threshold of apocalypse must like the three texts. The texts 'Henry IV Part 2' by William Shakespeare, 'The Handmaid's Tale' by Margaret Atwood and the poem 'The Waste Land' by T.S Eliot deals with the topic of disintegration of and within civilisation....   [tags: The Waste Land' by T.S Eliot, sex, love]

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The Rights of the Second Amendment to Bear Arms

- In recent years gun control has been a very hot topic. The Second Amendment, which was adopted on December 15, 1791 in the Bill of Rights, protected the rights of Americans to keep and bear arms. Today that right is being tested by the government who plans to tighten its grips on gun control in America. Should or right to protect ourselves be infringed upon. That’s debatable. Guns play a major role in many criminal acts we see on the news in today’s society. We hear about accidental shootings, gang shooting, mass shootings in public places, and even shootings in the work place....   [tags: guns, right, crimes]

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English as a Second Language: Negative Transfer

- Background Information The student at the center of this case study is Dana, a six-year-old Kindergarten student at Paragon Mills Elementary. Dana is the older of two sisters. She was born in the United States, but her parents were born in El Salvador. She lives with her father, mother, and sister. She attended Pre-Kindergarten at Paragon Mills in 2012-2013, and is in her eighth month of Kindergarten. In order to qualify as an official English Language Learner in Davidson County Schools each incoming student is administered a test....   [tags: listening skills, errors, evaluation]

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English As A Second Language Or Esl Students

- ... Overall Frank is in many ways your average eighth grader the only real difference between him and the average eighth grader in the United States is that his family speaks Spanish at home and that he was originally raised speaking Spanish. Other than that, he is not that different and his different upbringing likely gives him many advantages over the typical eighth grader in example he knows two languages most eighth graders in the United States cannot claim that ability. He also has a gift in art having seen him draw he really should be given the opportunity to develop that skill....   [tags: High school, College, Education, Community]

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Great Advantages in Learning a Second Language

- Bilingual Education is an enriched model of education where two languages and two cultures meet to create a unique quality school experience. Children who have been educated through such a model will be able to function in two languages and in two or more cultures, and will be better prepared to face up to the demands, the new millennium places upon us. Bilingual Education strives not only for bilingual proficiency, but also for high academic achievement and cross-cultural awareness. In Bilingual programs the instruction in two languages is carried out by native qualified and committed teachers who, plan their lessons together but, in teaching, keep the two languages distinct by adopting the...   [tags: language, bilingual, cultures]

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The Internet is Like a Second Life to Most

- ... People today love the experience of being connected with others by hi-tech devices such as cellphones, laptops, tablets and others. We have less and less time to face the environment around reason being we are too busy either text messaging, face booking, checking our emails and other things that involve being online .When I enter my drama class on the first and seat down, I looked around and found every single one of us on our phone, everyone was busy connecting with people away from them rather than starting a conversation with the person right next to them....   [tags: texting, tools, social media]

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The Second Truth About The Balancing Act

- ... Priorities do take over and you need to understand it. #3: Don’t forget about yourself Finally, you can’t achieve success with the balancing act if you are emotionally and physically drained. While you want to give your attention to your job and your family, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t occasionally just devote time for yourself. Emotional and physical wellbeing can guarantee you are more focused when performing tasks. This means you can be present with your children and achieve more at work....   [tags: Thing, Mother, Want, Paisley Park Records]

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Real Play and Piaget

- Real Play "Play that is initiated and directed by children and that bubbles up from within the child rather than being imposed by adults is disappearing from our landscape of childhood. There are many reasons for this, such as long hours spent in front of a TV, fear of "stranger danger" when outside." (Exchange Every Day, 2009) Research, past and present, clearly points to the importance of play for the healthy and full development of the young child. Piaget theorized that a child's mental models, or cognitive structures, are based on the child's activities: engagement makes meaning....   [tags: children, Piaget, imagination, childhood]

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U.s. Constitution 's Second Amendment

- ... In the time of the constitution, we were in the mist of the Civil War, where the country was mostly patriotic, and not so individualistic. The culture has changed drastically; maybe there is a good argument with some of these cases. In the case of McDonald v. Chicago, in which Otis McDonald carried a firearm for self-defense, this objective has been in effect hundreds of years ago. During the Civil War era, people would keep firearms in their homes for fear of military take-over. Fast forward to 2008 in the aforementioned case, there were excerpts used from United States v....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Comparison of a Play within a Play in Hamlet

- Even though they are performing the same scene, the two movies are very different in style. First, the shots and lighting are displayed differently to catch the different moods of the movies. In the first movie, the camera stays close to everybody's face. It seems to zoom in on characters that are speaking and does not try to capture the listeners' reactions to those who are speaking. Also, the lighting is very dark and the scene is closed in. The background scenery of a castle room is very small and closed in....   [tags: World Literature]

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Susan Glaspell's Play Trifles

- ... Mrs. Hale finds a dead bird with a broken neck inside of Mrs. Wright’s sewing box wrapped in a cloth. Obviously as lonely as Mrs. Wright was the death of her bird would have been catastrophic for her. This is evidence of a motive proving Mrs. Wright killed her husband out of sheer revenge of the death of her bird, it was the last thing he was ever going to take away from her. Along with the broken cage Mrs. Peters states, “Why, look at this door. It’s broke. One hinge is pulled apart” (8). Then Mrs....   [tags: silent liberation from marriage]

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The Second Movement

- The Second Movement The Second Movement, Giuoco Delle Coppie, is a chain of five dances, with each new tune presented by pairs of instruments. The movement is in ternary form (ABA) and is very rhythmic, and there is also a lot of parallel movement throughout the movement. The first tune is introduced in bar 9 with the Bassoons in parallel 6ths. In this tune, the phrases end with trills, a typical Baroque influence. The second tune comes in in bar 25 with the Oboes a third apart, a typical Baroque device....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Pay for Play or not to Play

- “Pay For Play or not to Play” When talking about college sports today, you don’t talk about who’s winning or what schools getting the best recruits. The topic at hand is pay for play and many college athletes want it. The question is why. Aren’t athletes already getting paid through scholarships and schooling. Another question that’s stated is are the kids even taking advantage of their education or are they just doing what the professional leagues mandate they do. The big thing is how the schools and the N.C.A.A....   [tags: college sports]

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Play: Oedipus

- Oedipus was once an amazing king but he did not know himself. He did not know about his childhood, where he was from or even his parents. If he would have known about his horrific childhood or maybe even who his parents were, his life would have been dramatically different. He would have never known about the prophecy and no one would try to cover-up what he had done to save his dignity. Throughout this entire play Oedipus is striving to find himself, sort out the lies of the murder and learn his fate....   [tags: Myth, Internal Conflict]

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A Good Shepherd

- ... I first shared with Erin that in my days if a family came into a shelter that they would only take the mom and the kids, not the dad. The fathers would be set away to fend for themselves and it was good to know that Good Shepherd had specific rooms to keep families together. I also shared with her that if the shelter found out you had family in the area that they would no longer assisted you. Later on we found out that most of the families had grandparents in the area and it was good to know that Good Shepherd continued assisting these families....   [tags: Family, Father, Mother, Nuclear family]

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Free Play Behaviors

- Albert Einstein believed that “play is the highest form of research.” For a small child there is not an exact division between the things that are educational and the things that he or she does for fun or play. Through living and playing a child is learning and developing in many ways. Through analyzing the play episodes of a four year old girl named Noelle, I was able to relate my observations to research and theory regarding the development and benefits of play that influence the social, emotional, and cognitive development of children....   [tags: children, social roles, games]

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Discussion of Changes in Hamlet in Shakespeare's Play

- Does Hamlet change throughout the play. If he does, where are some key points where Hamlet does change. If he hasn't, which Hamlet is the real Hamlet. This question explores the progression of the main character, Hamlet. It is quite important to establish whether Hamlet learns anything or changes throughout the play. This prompt is made for the reader to understand whether or not Hamlet is a static character. The reader may also establish an opinion on whether Hamlet is truly insane or acting. Being a static character, Hamlet must be acting the entire time and fooling everyone in the castle....   [tags: maddness, revenge, murder]

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Childhood Play Behavior and Cognitive Development

- Childhood play behavior is an important part of every child’s life. Starting in infancy, children begin to explore their world through play. This behavior can serve as an indicator of the child’s cognitive and social development. The research on play and development is a key to helping caregivers understand the importance of childhood play. This paper will focus on the psychological aspects of childhood play behavior and its relation to cognitive development. According to the cognitive development theory, the purpose of play is to develop intelligence....   [tags: Child Development ]

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My First Play

- “Your Aunt called, She wanted to know if we wanted to come with ?”I wanted to scream with excitement. I kept calm and replied with a simple , “Yes.” We were driving in the car on our way home. My mom had just picked me up from daycare at my elementary school. “How is your last month of fifth grade going?” “Good.” I replied. Then after I couldn’t control my excitement any longer, I erupted with questions. When, who, what, I sometimes couldn’t even form the question in my mouth fast enough. We we almost home, and I had received most of the information (We were going to see Wicked, it was in a weeks time and I learned what the play was about)....   [tags: short story]

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Characters in the Play, August: Osage County

- The play “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts is undoubtedly rich in text. The characters have been developed in a very compelling manner. The way they have been presented criticizes the American society in this current age. The main characters in the play, the Weston family, have outstanding personalities. Besides being overly sensitive, the Weston family is for clever members. Their unity is coupled with destructive and supportive engagements. In this essay, I am going to focus on the character profiles of the main characters in the play....   [tags: analysis, tracy letts]

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Foolish Child's Play

- ... The day before when Jillian was using the bathroom, I tiptoed to the door and looked to Danielle as I brought one of my fingers over my mouth. With both of my hands I placed them on the door to put all my weight against it. The door gave a little nudge as the sound of the knob could be heard. It didn't take too many pushes for Jillian to finally overpowered me and opened the door. Expecting her to come out mad, I was surprised to see her come out laughing. It was then that Jillian, Danielle and I began our game....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Analysis Of The Play ' A Doll 's House '

- Nick Pant Mrs. Black English II Honors 11/17/2014 ADH Analysis Susan B. Anthony once said “I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand” (http://www.brainyquote.com) Anthony was fighting for the independence of women and equality between both men and women. In Henrik Ibsen’s Norwegian play A Doll’s House, a similar idea is shown all throughout the work. A main social problem in the play is that women have no power in society because they have limited education; therefore Nora committed the crime of forgery, lied to her husband, and almost committed adultery....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, Lie]

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The play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

- The play Death of a Salesman, written by Arthur Miller, is about an average salesman living in Brooklyn, New York in the 1940’s named Willy Loman. Willy firmly believes in the American dream and is living his life aspiring to gain the wealth and materials associated with those of higher status in society. This American dream tears apart his family and the end result is his own demise. Glengarry Glen Ross, by David Mamet, has a plot similar to Death of a Salesman in that it is about salesmen and it shows the effects of capitalism on people and society....   [tags: modern tragedy, american dream]

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The Appropriateness of the Victorian Renaming of the Play “Malvolio”

- When compared to Shakespeare’s other comedies, ‘Twelfth Night’ can be said to be the darkest. As the last of his comedies, it fits that ‘Twelfth Night’ would be progressively darker, ending not on a note of true happiness but rather one of melancholy that strives to emphasize that “that’s all one” and therefore insignificant. Though it fits comic tradition with slapstick humour, unrequited courtly love, confusion, potential for tragedy but ultimately a happy ending, ‘Twelfth Night’ is prevailingly dark, showing the flaws in a society living for pleasure and determined to indulge in ‘cakes and ale’....   [tags: Victorian, renaming, plays, malvolio, twelfth nigh]

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Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids

- Historically, those who were fat and overweight meant they were likely to survive through undernourishment and infection. But now, there are many health related risks of being overweight, some being; cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, asthma and heart disease (Ebbeling, Pawlak, Ludwig 2002). Because of these health issues, programs are being promoted in schools by the government to lower the obesity rate in the United States. Healthy People 2020 and SPARK (Sports, play, and Active Recreation for Kids) are creating programs for teachers and families to educate themselves and convince people to get up and go play outside and be active....   [tags: health education, health programs, spark, obesity]

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On Death of a Salesman, play by Arthur Miller

- A Theme Analysis on Death of a Salesman “Every year, an average of 1.8 million people immigrate to the United States” (migrationpolicy.org). The reason behind someone leaving their native land so they can venture into uncharted territory is powerful and enchanting. It is the same reason why today there are people who possess elevators and bowling alleys in their homes, while others are faced with the burden of depending on food stamps and sleeping under park benches. Immigrants would agree that opportunity is the popular reason for these causes....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, American Dream]

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Overview and Moral of Into the Woods: Play Analysis

- In society there is a longing for a story to have a nice and neat happy ending. Broadway and the theater originally would give this to their audience, especially in America. Give the audience what the want. They want happy endings that mirror their own values and interpretations of how the world should be and at the end of it should be, “and they all lived happily ever after.” The fairy tale ending is something society hopes, dreams, and strives for since we could listen to our parents read us fairy tales with these sweet stories of finding true love and having to fight the odds to be the Prince or Princess you deserve to be....   [tags: Plot Summary, Human Nature]

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Gender Today in Make Believe Play

- Does the development of Make Believe play lead to guys cross dressing and does this mean masculinity studies are inherently sexist. From ages 2 to 7, many children are doing make-believe-paly, a type of play in which children act out everyday and imaginary activities: such as pretending to be a doctor to help sick patients, playing house, or dressing up. The benefits of make believe play are, it helps the child reflects on thinking, it help controls behavior, and it helps the child gain in social, lingual and literacy skills....   [tags: skills, gender, role, sterotyping]

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Demonstration Speech: How to Play Baseball

- Baseball/softball was, is, and always will be one of the most popular sports of all time. Homeruns, stealing second base, and spectacular plays and catches on the playing field will continue to catch the eyes of millions of people around the globe. Today I’m going to give you a brief demonstration of how the game of baseball/softball is played. A team of players usually ranges from ten to forty players depending on how many people join the squad. The field consists of nine players on defense, as well as one batter at the plate playing offense....   [tags: Softball, Sports]

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The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

- The Passionate Shepherd to His Love Christopher Marlowe’s The Passionate Shepherd to His Love is, on the surface, a romantic poem told from the perspective of a shepherd calling out to a nymph who he hopes will be enticed to living with him. He sets forth an image of crystilline tranquilty, a paradise frozen in amber where the two will be happy for the rest of the foreseeable future. The poem’s first lines read “Come live with me and be my love/ and we will all the pleasures prove” (Marlowe lines 1-2)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Original Play: Brooke's Changing Life

- |Part I| While Brooke had perfected her culinary skills into a mastery that could surely put Rachael Ray out of business if she really wanted to, breakfast was probably the furthest thing from her mind right now, but with Hunter's suggestion that they stay away from the hosptital for the day and do something else, it only seemed fitting she do as he requested. Giving up and waving the white flag was the only option in her eyes, so she again lifted her head, pushing back her matted hair from her face, trying to think of activities to keep her and her little energizer bunny occupied for the day and take their minds and heavy hearts off of what had happened and that was what she had to keep rem...   [tags: Plays, theatre, Creative Writing]

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The Effects of Second Hand Smoke

- The Effects of Second Hand Smoke Did you know that 3,000 American non-smokers will die this year from lung cancer. Those deaths are entirely preventable. Their lung cancer is caused by second hand smoke. Second hand smoke is smoke they have breathed in from other people's cigarettes. It is also known as involuntary or passive smoking. There is nothing passive however about the effects of this smoke. It is lethal and it is dangerous. It may give as many as 300,000 children under the age of one and half bronchitis and pneumonia....   [tags: Smoking Tobacco Health Lung Cancer Essays]

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Should Children Play Tackle Football?

- Football is America’s favorite sport. It is a fast-paced, hard-hitting game. Every week thousands of men and boys all across the country take part in football and every week these men and boys receive violent hits during the game. Frequently, as a result of these violent hits, the player receives a concussion. However, the long-term effects of concussions on players are not fully understood. New research shows that even a slight concussion in a football game can have lasting effects on a player....   [tags: rite of passage, pro cons essay]

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First 5 : An Advertisement For Parents

- ... So, playing outside with one’s child is the main focus of the advertisement. For example, on the bottom of the advertisement shows the picture of the son who is lying on the grass and hanging on his father while he is observing the ladybug; the father, who is representing parents, is lying close to his son smiling and seems looking at the audience want to say something important. What does he want to say. I guess that he says “Do you see me and my son are happy. We are happy because I spend my time playing with him.” Also, we can feel the healthy life when the picture shows a father and son are playing outside observe the insert, staying under the blue sky to get fresh air, and lying on...   [tags: Family, Learning, Play, Play]

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Learning of A Second Language

- Learning of A Second Language Ever since God punished the people who wanted to build the Tower of Babel with the “confusion of tongues” in the time of old testament, people around the world have faced the problem of communication. When giving out a historical overview of second-language teaching in “Second-Language Acquisition in Childhood,” McLaughlin stated: As early as the third millennium B.C., in what was probably the world’s first great civilization, the Sumerians had scribed devoted exclusively to education....   [tags: Teaching Education Foreign Languages Essays]

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Second-order Belief is a Concept Found in the Theory of Mind

- Second-order belief is a concept found in theory of mind, which allows us to conceptualize the process of thinking about thinking. Perner and Wimmer built upon their predecessors’ findings by creating a second-order false belief task that not only took reasoning into consideration but the child’s false belief as well. It is Perner and Wimmers understanding that second-order belief is a mandatory precursor for further cognitive development in social behaviorism (Miller, 2012). In order to understand how second-order belief works it is necessary to look back at first-order theory of mind....   [tags: develop, cognitive, reasoning]

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Selfishness of Second Hand Smoke

- Smoking is an age-old art that many partake in regularly. Smoking is a very expensive habit that can cause long-term problems for only a short-term gain of comfort. The surrounding non-smoking socialites must witness, experience, and live with the smoke day in and day out. According to the American Heart Foundation, 43.3 percent of American men and women indulge in tobacco consumption through smoke. The negative effects of the habit-forming substance crush the positive effects. This is on the borderline of an illegal addicting drug, but publicly allowed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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William Shakespeare 's King Lear And Second Generation

- Both Shakespeare and Neil Biswas in King Lear and Second Generation, explore the idea of physical and psychological suffering. In King Lear and Second Generation, almost every character seems to fall victim to some nature of suffering: Sharma and Lear 's madness when daughter 's abandon them, Edmund reminded of being illegitimate, Edgar 's true identity has to be hidden, Sam 's clash of culture with his true love, Kent 's obedience towards his master, Khan committing suicide and Gloucester 's blindness....   [tags: Suffering, Emotion, Question, Sentence]

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Oedipus The King, The Second Of Sophocles ' Theban Plays

- Oedipus the King, the second of Sophocles’ Theban plays, was regarded by Aristotle as a perfectly-composed tragedy (Thomas & Osborne 2004, p. 69); and Sophocles himself is arguably “the most perfectly balanced” of the Greek tragedians (Storr 1956, p. 2). It is difficult to miss the careful construction of the narrative arc, the power of the poetic dialogue, or the tragic virtue of Oedipus himself. But even so, the play has led to many debates from the questions it raises about fate, free will, and personal responsibility....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Oedipus the King]

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Role of Interaction in Early Second Language Acquisition

- Topic: Brief Introduction on the Role of Interaction in Early Second Language Acquisition A. Introduction Various hypotheses have been made by scholars to study the second language acquisition (SLA) in order to benefit the understanding of the language learning process. According to Beller (2008), most hypotheses focus on the successive SLA, such as the behaviouristically oriented ‘contrastive hypothesis’, the nativist-oriented ‘identity hypothesis’, as well as the interlanguage hypothesis, while few of the studies have paid attention to the SLA of bilingual pre-school-aged children....   [tags: Language Learning Process]

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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second: The Garden of the Kingdom

- ... The Queen rejects all of these attempts, until she expresses, “…here come the gardeners…/They will talk of state, for everyone doth so/Against a change" (3.4. 28-29). What is important to note in this statement, is that the kingdoms political state seems to be an ordinary conversation topic between common men because of Queen Isabel’s expectation for such topic. However, the gardeners need to hide the real messages about the rule under metaphor so they do not risk executing any form of treachery towards the King....   [tags: shakespeare, royalty, england]

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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second: The Garden of the Kingdom

- The Tragedy of King Richard the Second: The Garden of England In Act 3, Scene 4 of The Tragedy of King Richard the Second by Shakespeare, the Queen finds that she is unhappy due to an unexplained intuition. While in the Duke of York’s palace, the Queen’s waiting-women try to comfort her until the gardeners interrupt the failed attempts to reach a happiness. As the Queen secretly listens into the gardener’s conversation, she hears that they are speaking about binding the apricots and plucking the weeds....   [tags: england, downfall, nobles]

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Analysis of The Second Sex, by Simone de Beauvoir

- Why is a woman “the other” of a man. The term “the other” describes the female’s secondary position, to a man, in her own mind and in society’s standards. In The Second Sex, by Simone de Beauvoir, the understanding of reality is made up of interaction between opposing forces. For an individual to define oneself and have a true understanding, s/he must also define something in opposition. “[A]t the moment when man asserts himself as subject and free being, the idea of the Other arises,” says de Beauvoir....   [tags: Gender, Inequality, Women]

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Social Tension in Athens: The Second Peloponnesian War

- One event that caused Social tension in Athens during the fifth-century B.C.E, was known as the second Peloponnesian war (461 B.C.E.). Ancient sources from this period including, Epitaphios Logos and Lysistrata, when coupled with additional evidence, reveal social tensions Athenians confronted during this time. This describes Athenianism which caused tension - in building. At the end of the Persian wars, Athens materialized along with Sparta as the two leading powers in the Greek world. As Athens grew in confidence, their promotion of ‘Athenianism’, was a bid to place Athens as leader of its empire....   [tags: Peloponnesian war, Athens, social tension, war,]

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My Second Semester At Dual Enrollment English 111-112

- Over the course of my second semester enrolled in Dual Enrollment English 111-112, I grew in many areas in regards to the writing process. With each new paper I wrote I could feel myself maturing through my diction, the structure of my sentences and the overall theme my essays evoked. I set many goals for myself during the semester to ensure that each assignment was completed in a timely manner and turned in correctly. The first essay I wrote in the new semester was the summary and response paper....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Zodiac, Literature]

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The Battle of Stalingrad- A Turning Point in the Second World War

- The battle of Stalingrad raged from August 1942 until the German surrender on 2 February 1943. Significantly, it was the first catastrophic defeat to befall the Wermacht Army who not only lost the battle but were severely humiliated. Indeed, the German Army never fully recovered from this blow to its morale. Upwards of 270,000 troops were killed and 91,000 prisoners were taken by the Red Army; included in this latter number were 23 German Generals. Conversely, morale in the Red Army soared as a consequence of Stalingrad giving the Russians increased strength and confidence....   [tags: European History, World War II]

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