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Challenging the Identity of the Family in What Maisie Knew by Henry James

- Challenging the Identity of the Family in What Maisie Knew     Although Henry James did not confine himself exclusively to the scope of literary themes facing America, in his novel What Maisie Knew, he did challenge the changing identity of the modern family.  At the turn of the century, the dynamics of the family institution became an important theme in American literature due to such issues as the increased social mobility of the industrial age, the new emerging independence of women, and a modern view that lent itself to challenging tradition.  For many of James' contemporaries, Edith Wharton, for example, a colleague and friend of James, this theme became the focus of works...   [tags: What Maisie Knew]

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The Children in Sons and Lovers and What Maisie Knew

- The Children in Sons and Lovers and What Maisie Knew       The characters in Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence and the characters in What Maisie Knew each have a special meaning.  They all seem to be interwoven with one another portraying a new cycle in another characters life.  For instance, in What Maisie Knew Mrs. Wix was introduced, in my opinion, at a time when Maisie needed a mother figure. Also, Sir Claude is introduced when she seems to need a father figure.  On the other hand, in Sons and Lovers there are not very many new characters introduced....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays]

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The Jesus I Never Knew by Phillip Yancey

- The Jesus I Never Knew by Phillip Yancey Yancey starts out with the image of Jesus. When he was young he had envisioned Jesus to have angelic features such as, young, handsome, and a compassionate face. It wasn’t until he entered into a Christian college, that he was introduced to the real image of Jesus. I had an immediate connection with Yancey. I too had an image of Christ in my head, which consisted of Hollywood portrayals and those in classical paintings. It wasn’t till I engaged myself at a Christian college, that I have now received a new and more accurate picture of Christ....   [tags: The Jesus I Never Knew Phillip Yancey Essays]

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No One Knew

- I dared not make a sound as I hid behind the dusty, diminutive dresser watching the events play before my eyes. He roamed the room still unaware of my hiding spot. How long would this go on for. No one knew. I sat on the hot tiled floor wanting to scream and run, but there was no chance that I’d get out of this living hell in one piece. I watched him push aside chairs as he moved closer and closer to the very dresser I was hiding behind. Right as he reached to shove it aside, sure to reveal me in my terrified stance, I caught a flicker of movement just outside the door....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Susan Pfeffer's "Life As We Knew It"

- In Susan Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It, life for Miranda and her family comes to a screeching halt after a meteor collides with the moon, triggering calamitous natural disasters. After the initial tragedy, humanity is left with unanswered questions, to which no one seems to have answers for. As a result, Miranda must forget about her normal, mundane life and focus on the hardship ahead of her and her family. With her world collapsing around her, she is left with choices and responsibilities that affect her loved ones as much as herself....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Lincoln As I Knew Him

- Lincoln As I Knew Him Over the past decade, historians have gained a new respect for the value of oral history and reminiscence. “For generations serious scholars had discounted this type of historical data as being too easily flawed. It is the very nature of reminiscence that it is history being perceived by individuals, and is therefore susceptible to the human traits of bias, misconception, and utter falsification.” (Harold Holzer) However, work being done by modern scholars has shown that used carefully and selectively, many historical facts and incidents can be divined from these sources....   [tags: Papers]

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A Summary of Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

- Life as we knew it no longer exists. The world is starting to dwindle away before the eyes of the spectator, life becomes precious, and love is the only thing left to hang on to. All of a sudden a meteor crashes into the moon creating massive floods,earthquakes, and explosive volcanic eruptions all over the world. Miranda , a teenage girl, and her family try to cope with the drastic lack of supplies. The future looks bleak, but Miranda tries to stay hopeful as life as she knew it disappears. The meteor crashing into the moon was spasmodic, yet it left the world to crumble in it’s wake of destruction....   [tags: meteor, floods, hope]

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The Man Who Knew Too Much by Alfred Hitchcock

- In this 1956 remake of the 1934 version of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much, Dr. Ben McKenna, played by James Stewart, and Josephine ‘Jo’ Conway, played by Doris Day, inadvertently get involved in an assassination plan after a mysterious Frenchman is murdered and their son is subsequently kidnapped. Hitchcock himself said, “Let’s say the first version was the work of a talented amateur and the second was made by a professional,” (Spoto) to which I interpret as him admitting that his skills and cinematic techniques as a director had improved throughout his career....   [tags: film analysis, cinematic techniques]

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A Man Who Knew Balance: A Rags-to Riches Tale

- ... His employees had been known to work long shifts that severely fell short reasonable standards of sanitation. Moreover, their salaries were diminutive. It was a not rare for strikes to assemble in protest of the conditions that many laborers were forced to work under. One of the most noteworthy strikes was the Homestead Strike of 1892. During this time, the Carnegie Steel Company had been generated vast amounts of profit, and workers wages had increased accordingly for quite a while. Finally, Carnegie decided to make wage cuts in his steel mills in Homestead, Pennsylvania....   [tags: Andrew Carnagie]

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I Knew I Would Be a Rock Star

- Growing up I knew I would be a rock star. I would have a beautiful powerful voice. I would be like the great singers. Now that I know how much work goes into being a great singer I don’t think I could be a rock star. Two singers who inspired me to be a singer are Beyoncé and Demi Lovato. One of the reasons I love these singers is because of how powerful their voices are. Although they are not always perfect I wish I could sing like them one day. Beyoncé is my favorite singer at the moment....   [tags: great singers, my influence]

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I Wish I Knew

- I WISH I KNEW WHY Broken families are often hard to live in. Especially divorced ones. It’s one thing for your parents to split-up when you’re a young child, but it’s another when you go through 15 years of your life thinking that you’ll always be a family like I did. I would have to say the most significant time in my life was when my parents were getting a divorce. Christmas had just passed and the New Year of 1998 was approaching fast. My parents had always bickered but this time their fights seemed to escalate to almost a straight-out brawl....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Funeral for a Father I Never Knew

- "He looks just like me. Mom, I should have tried to see him." These were my words as I looked at my biological father lying in his coffin. His name was Larry James, and he lived in Utah. I hadn't seen him in years. It was during the spring of last year. The evening was quiet, and I was trying to concentrate on my chemistry homework, which was becoming incredibly tedious. The sudden ring of the phone broke the calm. Nobody yelled downstairs, so I knew it wasn't for me. However, after a few minutes, my mom came downstairs with a serious, we-need-to-talk look on her face....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself]

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What I Already Knew / What I Want To Know

- What I Already Knew / What I Want To Know Confessions of a Shopaholic is one of my favorite movies. One day I was watching the movie and wondered is this a real thing. Can people actually get addicted to shopping. So many questions were going through my head so I decided to look it up. Now the question was were to start. Well I really ready knew it was a addiction, but that was about it. I remembered in the movie the girl went into big debt. It almost ruined her life. I thought up a list of questions I wanted to know the answer too....   [tags: Confessions of a Shopaholic, Movie]

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The Greatest Man I Never Knew by Reba McIntire

- The Greatest Man I Never Knew by Reba McIntire Country music singer, Reba McIntire, recorded a song called "The Greatest Man I Never Knew." In the song, she speaks of how she never really knew her father. It exemplifies the way I feel about my own father. Everyone has a person who has made a deep impact on his or her life. For me, it was my father Donald Alexander. He was a great man with a wonderful sense of humor. He was the reason I wanted to become an attorney. He said I never lost an argument....   [tags: Papers]

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The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey

- As a philosopher, a writer, a speaker, and a teacher, Jesus Christ came to the earth with one major goal -- to provide a way for all mankind to return to him and Heavenly Father and have everlasting life. In The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey, A new side of Jesus is expressed, the human side of Jesus' life and actions. Yancey expresses his information well and allows me to form my own opinion based on my interpretation. Overall, I appreciated the books concepts and the new way of looking a Jesus Christ....   [tags: Religion, Theology]

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Anthony Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right

- Anthony Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right is unique among the prolific writer’s novels in having as its title a complete declarative sentence. Such a title stands as a sort of challenge to the reader: it invites us, as we make our way through the novel’s densely detailed presentation of lived reality, to consider the relation between that reality and the proposition put forward in the title sentence. What does it mean to say that Louis Trevelyan “knew he was right”....   [tags: Morals Happiness Struggles Papers]

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I Always Knew I Wanted to be a Teacher

- The word “teacher” doesn’t describe just those professionals who work in America’s public and private schools, but the term also includes those people who serve any sort of positive influence and direction in someone’s life. Parents, older siblings, ministers, coaches, friends, etc., “The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.” (Herbert Spencer, English philosopher) In pre-school I gave “reading lessons” to Big Bird, Elmo, Strawberry Shortcake, and several Popples, even though I couldn’t read; I had just memorized my story book tapes....   [tags: Teaching, Education, Admissions]

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The Men Who Knew Two Much A Compairson of Hitchocks Classic Original and Remake

- The Men Who Knew Two Much A Compairson of Hitchocks Classic Original and Remake Many works of art can be considered artifacts that hold volumes of information regarding the culture of the people that created them and the historical context in which they lived. Films are also treasures of culture, filled with clues and insights into the attitudes and perceptions of the people of the day. While documentary films obviously present a historical record of people and events, dramatic fictional movies can also reveal the same....   [tags: essays papers]

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Realism and Henry James

- Realism, in the broadest of definitions, is the faithful representation of reality or verisimilitude. The realist is considered to be the “philosophical extrovert” . Within the scope of American literature, ‘realism’ spans the time period from the Civil War to the turn of the century. Some claim that American realism was the product of a country shaken by war combined with technological advances and increased consciousness of nationhood. Realism, according to Weinberg, “denies the continuum of time as meaningful dimension of experience because time cannot be seen or touched” ....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Power of Food in Rope and Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much and Thomas C. Foster's Nice to Eat with You: Acts of Communio

- On the first day of school, finding a spot to sit is often the biggest obstacle one can encounter. You cannot sit with just anyone. It has to be with someone we know, and if not, we ask for their permission because we are technically intruding on their meal. It might seem silly, but it is true. Food is a part of life; essential, and we cannot share a meal with just anyone. Alfred Hitchcock illustrates the intimacy that a meal brings to the plot within his films Rope and The Man Who Knew Too Much....   [tags: murder, lunch, relationships]

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Aretha Franklin Knew What She Was Talking About

- “All I’m asking is for a little respect when you get home. R-e-s-p-e-c-t, find out what it means to me. R-e-s-p-e-c-t, take care TCB.” The notorious, veracious lyrics of Aretha Franklin’s song “Respect” probably ring in everyone’s ears as soon as they hear the word respect. Through the power of music, Aretha Franklin recognized the importance of instilling necessary words into everyone’s head. Hopefully everyone understood the lyrics well enough so the words pop into their head at the most essential times....   [tags: Social Studies]

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Justice: Who Knew It Could Be So Complicated

- ... Defining justice in terms of something that does not exist in reality will not do, but we could say there is a sort of mythical justice that can only exist in our imagination and a true justice that can exist in the world. At this point it makes sense to consider the fact that a person is capable of being just in one circumstance and then unjust in another. Our justice system regularly makes decisions that would be universally considered just and in the very same day makes decisions that are universally considered unjust....   [tags: defintion, truth, fairness, actions]

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Henry James' The Wings of the Dove

- Henry James' The Wings of the Dove This paper will present briefly Henry James and his thoughts about the art of fiction that is presented by his same titled essay before thoroughly analyzing his novel: The Wings of the Dove. James’ ideas on his article The Art of Fiction will be applied to The Wings of the Dove and the narrative style that he uses will be indicated by certain quotations taken from the novel. James had read classics of English, American, French, and German literature and Russian classics in translation....   [tags: Henry James Wings Dove Essays]

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If Only They Knew: Which Techniques are more Effective in Order to Receive Higher Test Scores

- ... It is also proven useful to take breaks in between learning because it allows the new, acquired information to set in as opposed to it being wiped from one’s mind a few seconds later due to the continual shoving of information into one’s brain. It is also not a bad idea to try and discuss what was learned before the break was taken in order to see if anything was obtained. Discussing what is learned is another way to repeat information in order to see what information was stored. If one can thoroughly discuss a concept in detail, then it is safe to assume that the information took the transition from the short term memory into the long term memory....   [tags: learning, practice testing]

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Organizational Structure and Leadership at Clinton Massie High School

- Clinton Massie High School (CMHS) is a public Ohio high school situated in a rural setting in Clinton County. The average daily membership is 573 students. Of the 573 students, 97 percent are white, 2 percent are Hispanic and 1 percent is multi-racial (Ohio Department of Education, 2013). 25 percent of students are classified as economically disadvantaged (2013). A reason for the high percentage of economically disadvantaged students was due to the recent closing of DHL package Delivery Company....   [tags: transactional and transformational leadership]

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Analysis of Performance - Netball

- Analysis of Performance - Netball Activity to be analysed: Netball Game (WA) Skills and Techniques Required: To play a sound game of Netball, you need a range of both attacking and defensive skills. There are many other aspects, which are required to ensure a good Netball player. For example agility. This is a very important component, as agility is needed in a variety of circumstances. A Netball player needs to be able to get free and receive a pass from their team member....   [tags: Papers]

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The Clique by Lisi Harrison

- ... She decided not to say anything anymore. What was the point?”(44) But one good thing is that Claire doesn't really show effect in what Maisie and her posse is doing to her but this cause the bullying to get worse and worse. The main idea in this novel is the problems between mainly Massie and Claire. Massie does not like Claire at all for no reason. Massie just met Claire and immediately hates her. Claire does not clearly understand why either but she kind of just goes with it and doesn't do anything about it....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Conflict and Opposition in the Works: Dr Faustus and Solid Geometry.

- When conflict arises in literature it is normally evident both externally and internally. Opposition is an important drive in both Marlowe’s play and McEwan’s short story. The male protagonists are both engaged in an inner life, disregarding everything else without concern for what this might mean. The presence of an external opposing voice in both texts serves to highlight and question this kind of existence. The sheer contrast of protagonist and antagonist is enough to remind the audience how extreme both men’s behaviour is....   [tags: Obsession, Antagonism, Rationality]

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Blu's Hanging by Lois-Ann Yamanaka

- Blu's Hanging by Lois-Ann Yamanaka Blu's Hanging by Lois-Ann Yamanaka tells a sad and realistic story of the Ogata family. With the absence of a mother and an uncaring father, the three children, Ivah, Blu, and Maisie, face insurmountable obstacles. Furthermore, various outside forces, such as sexual violence, poverty, and racism, make it even harder for them to cope with the harsh society. In spite of these hardships, it is the mother's invisible presence that keeps the three children together and guides them, although it also contributes to the unintended indifference of father, and the children's vulnerability of societal attacks....   [tags: Book Reviews Lois Ann Yamanaka Essays]

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Family Ties in Alden Bell’s The Reapers are the Angels

- In Alden Bell’s The Reapers are the Angels, the family unit persists in the face of a zombie apocalypse. Although not seemingly normal, nor resembling the quintessential nuclear family, the idea of family is very present throughout Temple’s journey. Most families of this post-apocalyptic world operate under a strong sense of denial; a hope that the old world will seep through the seams of the nightmare that sadly is reality. They desperately grasp at traditions of the past with confidence that someday the universe will revert back to its previous state....   [tags: The Reapers are the Angels]

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Titanic: The Most Fascinating and Well-known Ship in History

- The most fascinating and well-known ship in history was the Titanic, which was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland on the 31st of March in 1909. When the Titanic boarded on her maiden voyage on the 11th of April in 1912, the world was filled with confidence and respect only to realize that in just a few short days, their emotions would be overwhelmed with feelings of heartache and shock. The time period of the Titanic is now historical, but the heart-rending personal tragedies of the passengers aboard the “Unsinkable” ship still remains a powerful focus in our world today....   [tags: passengers, social classes, flood]

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C Spire Wireless 4G LTE service

- TABLE OF CONTENTS Serial No. Title Page No. 1. Introduction 3 2. Why C Spire Wireless Launched 4G LTE? 3 3. Challenges 4 4. Opportunities 6 5. Summary 7 6. References 7 1. INTRODUCTION Cellular South Inc. d.b.a C Spire Wireless with its headquarters at Ridgeland, Mississippi is the eight largest wireless provider in the United States [3]. It is owned by the holding company Telapex, Inc., and has approximately 900,000 customers in Mississippi, the Memphis Metropolitan Area, the Florida Panhandle, parts of Alabama including Mobile, and Rome, Georgia [3]....   [tags: C Spire Wireless Analysis]

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Who is Robert Browning?

- Do you think you can write 6,000 volumes of books. If you think it’s a lot Robert Browning accomplished it during his career. His volumes included works in Greek, Hebrew, Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish. Although, the early poet of Robert Browning creative life has spent in comparative obscurity, he has came to be the most important poet. A consist reader, Browning would later draw on his wide and sometimes arcane learning in his poetry. He attended the University of London but left in discontent to pursue his own program of reading....   [tags: Author, Writer, Biography, Personal Life]

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Exploration of language in Juno and the Paycock

- Exploration of language in Juno and the Paycock Most of Juno and the paycocks realism comes from its accuracy of speech. Its Dublin intentions unerringly gain a reality of setting and of character. Even features that have an expressly dramatic purpose, like repetition, rhetoric, lyrical or biblical passages, fall easily on the ear in natural spoken rhythms. Language plays a big part in this play in the quick changes of pace mood characterisation of the play and strengthens both its comedy and its tragedy....   [tags: Papers]

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The Point of View of Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison

- The point of view in Ralph Ellison’s “Battle Royal” comes strictly from his trials and tribulations that he has overcome as a young black writer that began before the nineteen Fifties. Ralph Ellison was a black writer who was born on March 1, 1914 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma only seven years after it had actually became a state. After completing the lengthy research of this man and his works I found that Ellison once had considered becoming a classical music composer after getting the idea from a nineteenth century opera composer named Richard Wagner....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays]

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The Believe that William Shakespeare wrote the Works Attributed to Him

- It was found in a survey by Education Life, that the overwhelming majority of Shakespearean professors believe that William Shakespeare of Stratford-on-Avon wrote the works attributed to him, and do not believe there is a strong argument disproving his authorship (Niederkorn 1). This conclusion comes from numerous sources and pieces of evidence, one of the most important being the First Folio, the complete collection of Shakespeare’s works published in 1623. The First Folio gives essential information about the identity of the author, a name, face, date of death, and hometown, and informs the public that that he was an actor whom at least two earls knew of....   [tags: stratford upon avon, shakespeare, first folio]

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- What would you do if your beloved one has to suffer from an incurable disease or tolerable suffering. Do you think it is better for him if there is a way to release his pain. Euthanasia is known wildly around the world. It is the deliberate ending of a person for the benefit of that person. In most cases, Euthanasia is carried out because the person who dies asks for it, but there are cases where a person can’t make such a request. Euthanasia is mainly divided into four types which are Passive, Active, Voluntary and Involuntary (BBC, n.d.)....   [tags: Ethics ]

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Personal Influence of Grigori Rasputin

- A. PLAN OF INVESTIGATION Among the greatest mysteries of Russian history is the influence of the Mad Monk Grigori Rasputin. During his time in court 1907-1916, Rasputin developed a complex relationship with the ruling Romanovs and leading ministers due to his mystical ability to treat the hemophilia of the sole heir to the throne, Tsarevich Alexei. The topic of this investigation is to analyze to what extent did the personal influence of Grigori Rasputin lead to the fall of the Russian Empire....   [tags: The Fall of the Russian Empire, World History]

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Clarence Darrow;: a Non-Conforming, Passionate Man

- Clarence Seward Darrow was born on April 18, 1857 to Ammirus and Emily Darrow in Kinsman Ohio. He was one of eight children (Hannon 1-2). Darrow was named after William Henry Seward, an abolitionist (Kersten 13). According to Kersten, Darrow’s mother was “practical and efficient” and neither parent was affectionate; Darrow could not recall his mother ever kissing him or caressing him (9-10). His mother, Emily died when he was 15 years old (Farrell 27). Ammirus taught Darrow to question rules and authority and he imparted in him the value of human life, regardless of behavior or color of the person (Farrell 25)....   [tags: notorious court cases, McNamara brothers]

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Camar Automotive Hoist

- The licensing contract is only three years, the Bar Maisse is not famous, and the sales is difficult to be estimated, therefore, we suspect if licensing could meet the expectation of rapid growth. The cost of licensing is lower in comparison to joint venture and direct investment, but the royalty is only 5% of gross sales. The growth of CAH might not be significant. Besides, CAH will have no control of operation and reputation if they choose ¡§licensing¡¨ option. Joint venture might be an unviable choice of CAH because Bar Maisse may not be willing to launch joint venture with CAH....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Creative Writing: Sky Blue

- ... (Just like he completely ruined her life, basically.) Massie falls upon the comforting cement, staring at the starless night sky, the meteors and the comets moving at astronomical speeds, magic that could only come from perfection; tonight, though, they have all been blown out. There is this empty ache, the silence, the never-ending silence, that threatens to destroy every thought, every hope left in this desolate city. She is lying still, extending her hand upwards as if she can still reach past the stars, pulling them all back down to her heavy heart; she believes that the normal nights have past long back —on normal nights, he would have come....   [tags: oak trees, funeral, girl, boy]

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The Achievements of Royal Navy Leader John Fisher

- “Hit first, hit hard, and keep on hitting”, this was Sir John’s Fisher policy, and it was the reason behind his success [Massie]. John Fisher was a British Admiral who was responsible for many great victories and great the great shift of the system of the Navy. The British Navy has been always been considered to be the strongest navy through the world history, and it has been successful since it was established. The Royal Navy was considered to have that position due to its advanced weapons, good machinery, powerful men, and most importantly the Admirals who led the fleet....   [tags: european history, biography]

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Friendships and Hollywood in Lisi Harrison's "Dial L for Loser"

- This story is about 3 really good friends who are twelve and travel from New York to Hollywood for an opportunity of a lifetime. They’re going to Hollywood to audition for a part in a movie, two of the girls get cut and become very jealous of the girl that makes it. Massie and Alicia are ready to pack their bags and go home, but Claire the girl that got the part, doesn’t want her friends to leave. So she asks around the studio and finds out that there is a job for the girls to film behind the scenes....   [tags: Dial L for Loser, Lisi Harrison,]

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Robert Burns

- Robert Burns is a man of the most impassioned temper; with passions not strong only, but noble, and of the sort in which great virtues and great poems take their rise. It is his love towards his country, people, and nature that inspires him. That opens his eyes to its beauty, leading his heart and voice to praise them with his passion. Robert Burns was born January 25, 1759, in a straw-thatched cottage, to William and Agnes Burns. His mother had a great store of folklore songs and ballads, and his father tried at all costs to surround his children with good reading and conversation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Multiobjective Planning of Recloser-Based Protection Systems on DG Enhanced Feeders

- In the last years, distribution automation has gathered a significant relevance in distribution systems planning and operation. The network operator (NOp) looks for a suitable configuration of the feeder topology as well as the system, pursuing the reliability enhancement and a full energy demand supply. Nevertheless, an efficient protection system requires an adequate investment in such devices as reclosers, fuses and sectionalizers. Thus, two conflictive objectives arise, namely, NOp investment minimization and reliability maximization....   [tags: network, topology, solution]

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Apartheid In South Africa

- Segregation is a concept as old as time, and it is not unique to the United States. South Africa still suffers from the effects of an organized and government mandated system of segregation called apartheid that lasted for over a quarter of a century. Apartheid, literally translated from Afrikaans, means apartness (Mandela 40). It is defined as a policy of racial segregation and “political and economic discrimination against non-European groups in the Republic of South Africa” (“Apartheid”)....   [tags: South African Apartheid 2014]

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Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation

- Abraham Lincoln is arguably one of the greatest presidents in the history of the United States. He only served 5 years, but was president in the worst period of American history. He did the unthinkable to many people because of the severity of the decision; he emancipated slaves in the United States. This caused him to be dubbed ‘The Great Emancipator’. The nickname he received is an accurate one because it is a major decision that shaped the future of America. This decision was long overdue and he made sure that the prosperity would not have to deal with the issue of slavery separating the government....   [tags: Slavery, Civil War]

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Ralph's Life and Calculations

- Once upon a time, there lived a boy named Ralph. Ralph was in the 5th grade at the most lovely elementary school in the world. Ralph didn’t have a bus to ride, but he didn’t mind because he enjoyed the walk from his house to his school. It was on this walk that he was able to do all of his deep, philosophical thinking. (He happened to be one of the smartest 5th graders at his school and was definitely capable of deep thought.) On a warm October afternoon, Ralph was making the walk home from his school....   [tags: short story]

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Am I Dreaming: How Our Brains Really Work

- ... Life would not be the same if we did not have dreams. In an article titled "Sleep Science: The Mystery of Dreams and Dreaming", the author defines dreams as “expressions of thoughts, feelings, and events that pass through our minds while we are sleeping” (Ember 1). You can say that every night when we go to bed we are just reliving the day to day things we do, see or feel but taken to a more heightened volume. For example, say that your mom slipped on ice and it was a hilarious moment then the next thing you know you're dreaming and that little memory is turned into a monster chasing you and it's slipping on ice....   [tags: choice, dream, brain, news]

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America and The World War II

- Before America broke it’s neutrality by joining World War 2, we never fully knew the severity of what was happening in Europe. Someone horrible was going on, but no one really knew about it, not even the towns and cities it was happening near. The Holocaust, was the mass murder of about 6 million Jewish people, homosexuals, anybody with different skin, the disabled, mentally ill, etc. When the U.S. found out about this event we helped out as much as possible…. OR DID WE??. The U.S. didn't help the victims of the Holocaust, because we didn’t fully know what was going at the time, we were not concerned about it because we only focused on staying neutral, and we thought it was Europe's p...   [tags: holocaust victims, hitler]

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The Difficult Decision for the United States to Enter World War Two

- Entering the war was a tough decision for political leaders during the 1930s. There were many different opinions from a variety of people. Many americans didn’t want to join the war because of what happened during World War One. Many Americans lost loved ones, during World War One and did not want to go through losing more family members again. Also there was a various amount of people saying that the war did not connect with them. Since the war was happening in Europe, the American people could not hear what was going on in Europe since technology was not as advanced as it is now....   [tags: involvement, military, isolationist ]

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Continuing the Africa

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Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

- Before the Civil War, slavery was what the people in the south considered the normal. It was all they knew. They had been taught that black’s where under the white people. The Black’s didn’t understand it, but to them it was a matter of life and death. They accepted it because they were scared of the consequences that followed. However, white people who helped the blacks were considered traitors. The blacks were stuck. They wanted freedom, but in the south it was almost impossible. If they ran and were caught they were killed and the people in the north were the only people who would help....   [tags: civil war, blacks, freedom]

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My Path of Leisure Stroll

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I Know Who You Are

- The next morning came more abruptly than Kyuhyun anticipated, but he rolled out of bed quicker than usual. He knew he had work to do and the sooner he got to his destination, the more likely it was that he’d get it done. He got ready and headed out hours before he was usually awake. He hadn’t wanted to linger because he knew he would just end up canceling the trip. He had the tendency to cancel plans out of sheer laziness to leave his apartment. The car he rented was a standard jeep, but he liked it....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Clare in Michelle Cliff´s Abeng

- As stated in my previous answer, Michelle Cliff’s novel Abeng is a coming-of-age story and a provocative retelling of the colonial history of Jamaica. The main character in this novel is Clare Savage, who is a light-skinned, twelve-year-old, middle class girl growing up in Jamaica during the 1950s. Throughout the novel, Clare tries to find her own identity and place in culture while also dealing with her gender, sexuality, British imperialism, her race/ethnicity, social class, etc. Abeng is a novel that tells multiple stories within one whole story....   [tags: Gender, Race, Identity]

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Short Sotry: Vik and Nya

- “‘Was Daisy driving’,’ ‘Yes,’ he said after a moment, ‘but of course I’ll say I was.’” The ultimate sacrifice, this last page showed Nya what she had to do. She had been reading the book over and over ever since she found it outside the gates of the city; this book was her guidance, her Bible. This book had shown her how her whole life was a lie, that everyone’s life was a lie. The publish date was 15th of April 1925, exactly 2000 years ago tomorrow; it had shown her that there once was a time with hope, passion and real love....   [tags: love, driving, bible]

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Summary of Characters in the Play Trifle by Susan Gaspell

- 1. A trifle is something of little value. The title, "Trifles," refers to the seemingly small, unimportant details that women focus on both in solving the murder case, and in regular life. These small, domestic details focused on by Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, and overlooked by the men in the story, are the evidence that the men are searching for. Because the men see these trifles as insignificant, and only for women, they never get the evidence they wanted. The women did not only look at the obvious aspects of the murder, like the men....   [tags: murder, canary, symbol]

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The Rise of Imperialism

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Death Penalty in Canada

- Canada as a country is always in constant change. Whether it is in government, physicality, entertainment, or economy, Canada is a nation that prides on being unique and receptive to change. But when do these advancements, these abnormalities in comparison to neighboring countries, begin to diminish us as a native land. Or is there always an up side to the refinements and revisions Canada continues to make. Would this question be easier to answer if the consequences of our decisions on change were now life or death....   [tags: Death Penalty]

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Go Back to May 1937 by Sharon Olds

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The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

- In the book The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien uses many themes to help draw connections between the book and the reader. O’Brien’s “On The Rainy River” chapter contains countless motifs that make this chapter so compelling. “On The Rainy River” describes his decision whether to enter the draft or to flee to Canada where he would not get condemned. The main theme in this chapter is embarrassment. First Lieutenant Tim O’Brien goes insane from the embarrassment he would face if he did not enter the draft....   [tags: cowardism, rainy river, tim o'brien]

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My Transition into a Good Student

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Danger In Darkness: A Short Story

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The Workbox by Thomas Hardy

- The Workbox by Thomas Hardy I have to admit that when I first read this poem I did not understand that there were hints and clue suggesting possible hidden truths. When first reading the poem, I thought that it was coincidental. Reading this poem for a second time and researching it has shown that there are some suspicions. "The Workbox" by Thomas Hardy is about a man who may have known more than his wife thought he knew. I feel that the husband knew something about his wife's past. In stanza's one and two, the husband gives his wife a gift....   [tags: Poem Poetry Analysis Hardy]

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Vow To Never Kill Again

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Personal Experience: Masquerade Maddness

- In my premature days, I was known by two names. Jane was what I was called by my tutors. And Amelia was famous within the scullery maids. I was what you call a countess or a lady who had countless maids and servants waiting on foot every minute of every day. Wherever I went, from a young age, I was adored – not just for my looks but for the way I came across to everyone: beggars, orphans, widows, commoners’ dukes and most importantly Queen Victoria herself. I must say the Queen thought of me as a darling and occasionally invited me to her balls that fell every fall....   [tags: dialogue, beggars, warriors, widows]

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Brandon Teena Brought His Fate Upon Himself in the Film, Boys Don't Cry

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Brutus and Greed in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

- Brutus, the co-leader of the assassination of Julius Caesar, was incredibly envious and jealous due to Ceasar becoming the almighty power of the Roman Empire. Even though Ceasar was kind and considerate to give some of his power to Brutus, ironically, it wasn’t enough. Proving the greed and power to be too much led to Brutus taking advantage of their friendship. Envious of Caesar becoming dictator for life, Brutus devised a devious plan to overthrow and murder his best friend. Ultimately the killing of Caesar proves how power, greed, and envy can manipulate their way and change a good men to evil men....   [tags: Power, Assassination, Friendship]

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Examining Teaching through a New Lens: Learning about English Language Learners

- As a future educator, I tend to find myself wondering about my students. I think about the challenges that may arise and the tasks that I will need to accomplish. I know that there will be many joys and rewarding times during teaching; I also recognize the potential struggles. I wanted to make my focus for this paper a learning experience. I wanted to dive into information on a topic that I was unsure of and learn more about how to handle it. I aimed to find information about ELL, English language learner, students and how I could assist them in the classroom....   [tags: knowledge, experiences, students]

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Can Love Conquer All? "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty

- Can Love Conquer All. A Worn Path by Eudora Welty There are many authors in this world. Every author has a unique way of expressing their writing. Eudora Welty is the author of “A Worn Path.” She has written many short stories and novels. She was born April 13, 1909 and died July 23, 2001. Eudora Welty wrote “A Worn Path” in 1941.Eudora Welty passed away, but left us with some of the most admired pieces of writing. One of the most popular short stories was “A Worn Path.” “A Worn Path” is a short story about strength, goals and love....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream Speech

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Changing Families and the Impact on Surrounding Systems

- The changing composition of the family unit in the United States has been attributed to several factors including historical events, changing cultural values, economic trends, and government policies. There is a reciprocal impact between the changes that have occurred in each of these major systems. Several theories have been presented in an attempt to explain events that occur in both micro and macro social systems. With regard to the family unit, many theories could be applied to explain changes that have transpired....   [tags: Family Units, Economy, Policies]

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Simulations: A Consumer Advocate, A First Term President

- Title You Are A Consumer Advocate Results I did very well in this simulation considering I knew very little about what a consumer advocate did on a daily basis going into the simulation. Even though I did very well, I still did the worst on this simulation. Many times the answer would have been much easier if I had known what a consumer advocate did before starting the simulation. My results were five out six challenges correct. The only challenge I was incorrect on was the first. I believe the reason I missed the first one was because I was unfamiliar with what consumer advocate's do....   [tags: challenges, chief politician, crisis management]

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The Sense of Self in Adolescence: Teenager Movies

- ... Afterwards, they asked Ronnie where his were and he claimed he hadn’t received his report card and that it shouldn’t matter, because he was invariably a “straight-A” student. The truth was that he had received his report card, but since he was popular he chose to stop caring about his grades which caused them to drop dramatically. He cared more about being popular, than doing what he was actually capable of. (Mount & Rash, 1987) Erickson’s Identity theory was also illustrated in both films....   [tags: Can't Buy Me Love, Perks of Being a Wallflower]

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My Daughter has Taught Me Anything Is Possible

- ... I was a roller coaster of emotions, scared, sad, upset, panicked and then happy. Our happiness would soon turn back into fear as we learned more about our daughter. She was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, imperforated anus and at the time, they were not sure what other problems she had. A doctor from NICU came up and explained to us what the next move was. "We are going to care flight your daughter to OU Children's hospital in Oklahoma City within the next thirty minutes. We will have to do emergency surgery tomorrow morning-" I can't recall the exact details of what the doctor tried to prepare us for, I just remember feeling like I couldn't breathe....   [tags: birth defect, hospital, surgory]

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My daughter Changed my Life: Birth and Adoption

- There was a time when I thought life was simple. I thought when I grew up things and people would be placed so perfectly that I would never have to worry about falling in love, having a family with the right person, or trying to find the best career choice. I know now, my childhood beliefs, were merely as innocent and untouched by the world's corruption as I was. I look back at my childhood and reminisce on memories good and bad and thankful for the wisdom I gained. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for many of life’s lessons....   [tags: Anxiety, Trials]

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