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Leonid Afremov’s Painting, Alley by the Lake

- Secure romantic relationships are based on trust and understanding. They are developed over time and tend to last the longest; however, just because a couple feels secure doesn’t mean the couple is necessarily happy. While every healthy relationship shines with rays of trust and happiness, shadows often lurk filled with lies and deceit. A painting, entitled Alley by the Lake, by Leonid Afremov portrays the secure, yet secret, side to relationships. Happiness holds relationships together. Finding someone who makes feelings arise, plastering a smiling on one’s face, draws any person in....   [tags: Alley by the Lake]

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Midaq Alley

- Naguib Mahfouz is the author of the book Midaq Alley that was translated from Arabic by Trevor Le Gassick. First published in 1966, Midaq Alley displays a historical period of Egypt in the most intimate sense as it is presented through the lives of the characters that inhabit the alley. Although the book is set in the early forties it possesses a taste of eternity as the reader watches the characters struggle through questions of morality, ethics, and traditions. (The answer of which shape their behavior.) This is all perceived through the eyes of the ageless alley, which is witnessed with total indifference....   [tags: Naguib Mahfouz, Midaq Alley]

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The Ghost in Morgan's Alley

- Lewiston, Idaho, once an important port for miners traveling in search of gold, is now a town of about 30,000 people. Few of the people who live in the Lewis-Clark Valley speak of its over one hundred year history. However, there are still parts of the community where one can explore and see the age of the town. Downtown Lewiston is one of a few areas where people can go exploring. They wander the streets, admiring the buildings that stand proudly above them. One building in particular ties a unique history into the downtown area....   [tags: Lewinston, Idaho, history]

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Analysis Of Homer 's ' An Alley '

- He was back on Earth in an alley. He could see a woman on the ground crawling away from a giant of a man who walked nonchalantly beside her, that man was him. The hairs on his neck rose when he realized the girl on the ground was not Belinda, it was Riley. He was in the place Shaddrack had once stood. Someone touched his shoulder when he turned around there was a woman dressed like she had just stepped out of a time machine from the 1960s. A peace sign hung on a necklace around her neck. “This time you are the knight who must save the damsel in distress....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Female, Boy]

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The Development Of Sugar Cane Alley

- The plantation systems in the Caribbean were its most distinctive and characteristic economic form. These plantation systems were created in the New World during the early years of the sixteenth century and were mostly staffed with slaves imported from Africa. It was Spain that pioneered sugar cane, sugar making, African slave labour, and the plantation form in the Caribbean. Before long, within a century, the French and British became the world’s greatest makers and exporters of sugar. The film, Sugar Cane Alley, depicts the essence of a key transitional moment in French Caribbean history....   [tags: Slavery, Caribbean, Atlantic slave trade]

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Naguib Mahfouz's Midaq Alley

- Midaq Alley, by Naguib Mahfouz, is a narrative told from the third person omniscient point of view. Normally, this means that the reader gets to view the happenings of each of the character’s lives from the same vantage point as God. No one in particular is telling the story, and the reader sees the story from the view of an invisible person always present at the scene. Midaq Alley is decidedly different. Mahfouz creates an impartial character that is able to observe everything that happens in the novel....   [tags: Character Development, Analysis]

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Naguib Mahfouz’s Midaq Alley

- Class and love and marriage are three of the themes that are portrayed in Naguib Mahfouz’s Midaq Alley. The era which the story takes place is an era where societal norms began shifting towards modernity due to the impact of western colonization. Midaq Alley was written to portray a society within a larger society, which allows for analysis and comparison of the two. Cultural norms are constantly challenged throughput the novel and what is and what isn’t socially accepted is a theme that is recurrent throughout the text....   [tags: Class, Love, Marriage, Analysis]

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Musketeers of Pig Alley as a Historical Source on Gangsters

- Films have proven to have significant impact on the ways in which we perceive or make sense of the society in which we live in. In an increasingly post-literate society, where aliteracy is becoming commonplace, there is no doubt that film is considered to be a major medium in the ways in which people inform and educate themselves. The use of film as a tool to understand history is becoming a popular approach and is a much-debated topic among historians who question the legitimacy of using films as a historical source....   [tags: film, representation, culture]

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Sugar Cane Alley Directed by Euzhan Palcy

- “Sugar Cane Alley” directed by Euzhan Palcy was filmed in Martinique in 1983; a period after slavery was abolished. The film tells the story of 11years orphan, Jose, who was born on a French-speaking island of Martinique. The living condition of Jose and other characters in the film reflects many of the same ideologies of slavery from many years before. This paper will summarize the whole film and will additionally highlight some of the Caribbean themes covered in the course. In Martinique, almost everyone works in a sugar cane field....   [tags: film anlaysis]

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Midaq Alley

- The theme of "Midaq Alley" cuts to the heart of Arab society. Namely, it shows how a group of characters living in the same slum neighborhood responds to the combined promise and threat of Western-influenced modernization. Midaq Alley is about the Egyptian residents of a hustling, packed back alley in Cairo in the 1940's. The attempts of several residents to escape the alley and move up in status end with dreams broken and unfulfilled. The opening sentences of "Midaq Alley" points to a world bypassed by history: "Many things combine to show that Midaq Alley is one of the gems of times gone by and that it once shone forth like a flashing star in the history of Cairo....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Legalizing Abortion and Back-alley Abortionists

- Legalizing Abortion and Back-alley Abortionists       The head of one of the major pro-choice/pro-abortion organizations in the U.S. has said: "In 1972 there were 1,000,000 illegal abortions and 5,000 to 10,000 women died from them." The data would indicate that legalized abortion is a godsend for women. This essay will examine the truth or falsity of the above quote in all of its complexity.   True. Or False. No one knows. For the obvious reason that illegal abortions have never been reported....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Tin Pan Alley: Artists' Contribution to World War II

- What’s your favorite song. Sweater Weather. Counting Stars. How about Royals. Although it has always had a place in humanity's cultures and hearts, music wasn’t always as bold, flashy, and prominent as it is in this day and age; it took time to gradually evolve into what we consider to be “popular”, and many believe that one street in New York City was the start of such a great American evolution. Tin Pan Alley, one street among hundreds, and a piece of tragically overlooked American History; dating back to the late 1880's to past World War II, Tin Pan Alley played a critical role in peoples lives and attitudes throughout the early part of the 20th century....   [tags: NYC music publishers and songwriters]

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Michael Anthony is the writer of Enchanted Alley and Drunkard of the river

- Michael Anthony is the writer of Enchanted Alley and Drunkard of the river Michael Anthony is the writer of 'Enchanted Alley' and 'Drunkard of the river'. He was born in Mayaro in 1932, in Trinidad. He claims, ' My desire was to write about something I knew and experienced'. The Short story 'The Drunkard of the river' is based on the lives of a family that he knew though the tragic ending is made up. 'Enchanted Alley' is one of two stories set in San Fernando by Michael Anthony, it is based on a young boy and the people he encounters during the early hours of the morning on his way to school....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Modernist Attributes of C.L.R. James’s Minty Alley

- The Modernist Attributes of C.L.R. James’s Minty Alley Born in Trinidad and later expatriating himself first to London and then the United States, C.L.R. James was a key figure of the West Indian literary scene during the 1930s. Today he is primarily associated with his nonliterary writings in sociology and politics, and his fiction seems to have dropped from critical attention. Part of this shortsightedness stems from the fact that little of his fiction is readily available to a reading public in this country....   [tags: Gender Sexuality Modernism Essays]

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A Walk Down Tornado Alley

- The Basic Physics of Tornadoes Conceptualize darting through a field, as the environment becomes stagnant, the sky converts into a deathly green complexion, while hail embarks on a free fall. Fear loiters over one’s vertebra as the infiltrating sound of an alarm roams through the air. The decrepit sound of a freight train is augmenting louder and louder with every passing second. He/She looks around and becomes flabbergasted at the abysmal sight that is a vortex of wind on the horizon. Instinctively this person endeavored to run, but soon realized one could not out run this nightmare....   [tags: Meteorology]

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Sugar Cane Alley: Caribbean Nations' Exploitation

- Slavery, Colonialism and Neo- colonialism had caused immeasurable damage to billions of people throughout the world. The slave trade involved the brutal relocation of hundred-millions of people in which families, communities and societies were destroyed and millions lose their lives in harsher conditions. In the meantime, slavery became the fundamental element, which strengthened retail trade and the fast gathering of capital constructed the groundwork of development of the capitalist system. Colonialism further caused the oppression of enslaved people by capturing their lands and subjecting them to the rule of colonial powers....   [tags: slavery, colonialism and Neo-Colonialism]

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John Williams's Soundtrack for Harry Potter

- Adventure, mystery, and magic all go hand-in-hand when it comes to the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling. The books were adapted into films starting in 2001. The first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was directed by Chris Columbus. The story of Harry Potter is magical as is however; the movie needed a little extra magic. This extra magic needed to be added through music. Director Chris Columbus chose John Williams to compose the music for a promotional reel (John Williams)....   [tags: Scenes, Songs Influence, Quality]

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Creative Writing Essays

- I jolted up instantly as I breathed really hard as if I almost suffocated to death. I quickly realized that it was just that nightmare again and none of it was real or at least to an extent wasn't real. After a few seconds I caught my breath and I lied back down completely as I tried to shake off that nightmare. That nightmare that keeps haunting me almost every night and because of that I haven't had a good night of sleep in almost two years and it was really beginning to catch up to me. After I woke up a little more I tried to stand up but the moment I put pressure onto my front right paw I felt as if my bones where made of glass and they were shattering....   [tags: dialogue, personal experience]

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Obsession In Two Literary Works

- Obsession is one of the greatest obstacles for mankind to overcome. In Naguib Mahfouz’s Midaq Alley and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, the motif of obsession helps to both characterize and even foreshadow the fates of the characters. Both novels illustrate that obsessions with an object or person leads to demise, but the novels differ in how they portray the effects of these obsessions on humanity. Before continuing this analysis, obsession will be clearly defined. For the purpose of this essay, obsession will be characterized by three concepts: the character is shown constantly contemplating the desired object or person, most of a character’s actions or goals are or...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Naguib Mahfouz’s Religious Ideologies

- Naguib Mahfouz’s Religious Ideologies Naguib Mahfouz, an Egyptian novelist and a winner of the Nobel Prize, was stabbed after expressing his religious philosophies in Children of the Alley (Najjar 1). The writer serves as a threat to the conservative Egyptian society. Religious militants feel endangered by the introduction of westernized ideas, which do not conform to the Egyptian culture and tradition, especially in the 1990s. Mahfouz’ stance regarding religion is veiled in his superficial neutrality in novels such as Sugar Street and Children of the Alley, both being published in the 1950s....   [tags: Egyptian Novelist, Nobel Prize Winner, ]

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How Does Georgia’s Weather Pattern Affect Georgia as a Whole?

- Natural disasters have been around since the beginning of time, making a massive impact in Georgia’s weather patterns. This makes both a positive and negative influence in Georgia climate, making it as unpredictable as an unmonitored baby. Georgia’s average customary temperature is about 63 degrees Fahrenheit daily during the summertime. It then drops down to only about 47 degrees during the majority of the winter. Even though Georgia has a semi-tropical weather, it has extreme droughts that also happen at random moments....   [tags: disasters, climate, warming, pollution]

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How to Control the Popluation of Cats in the United States

- Common house cats are domesticated animals, and that means they are meant to depend on and coexist with humans, not live in the wild. In most environments, cats aren’t native species and are therefore invasive, and like most invasive species are a threat to their environment. Not only are they a threat to their environment, but “of primary concern is the welfare of the cats themselves, particularly of kittens, which suffer >50% mortality prior to maturity” (Levy, 64). Despite this, feral cat populations continue to rise and in order to stop this trend, humans need to intervene and put in a good effort to help protect both cats and the environment....   [tags: impoundment, immunocontraception]

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Short Story: Alleyway Deals

- London sky was covered in pitch black, the myriad of stars hiding behind the veils of cloud cover. The encompassing darkness had blotted out all but the faintest light, leaving the dim London lampposts to guide the pedestrians. The sky rumbles, thunder echos from the Heavens as if warning him to go back and not to intervene with their plans set in stone. Mother's tighten their grips on their children, the elderly quicken their steps, people brushing their shoulders amongst another; trying to reach their destinations and take shelter before the the sky tears open....   [tags: london sky, darkness]

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Feral Cats : An Unforgettable Experience With A Dog On The Stress

- Feral Cats in San Francisco Bay There was an unforgettable experience with a cat on the stress. After I got off the bus and toward my aunt’s house, a cat came up to me. It was the first time happen to me that a cat was very affectionate to me. And it persistently rubbed against my legs. I was a little scared, and I did not know what to do because it looked different from the common cats that I saw. I stood a while and looked at the cat. A few minutes later, I continued walked toward my aunt’s house, and I saw the cat followed me for a block....   [tags: Cat, Cats, Invasive animal species, Predation]

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The Kite Runner by by Khaled Hosseini: Blinded by Guilt

- The Kite Runner: Blinded by Guilt A person’s childhood is the foundation that paves the way for the rest of one’s life. Memorable events can trigger certain emotions in a child and, as a result, change the nature of that person as an adult. Set in the 1970s in California, the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is told in flashbacks as the reader follows the main character through his resolutions to lifelong conflicts. The novel traces Amir’s mixed feelings of love and jealousy towards his best friend Hassan....   [tags: childhood experiences, amir]

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A Song in the Front Yard by Gwendolyn Brooks

- “A Song in the Front Yard”, by Gwendolyn Brooks, illustrates the desire people develop to experience new things and live life according to their own rules. In the first stanza, Brooks uses diction of propriety and unfamiliarity to emphasize the author’s desire to change her life. In the first line, the author establishes that she is only familiar with one way of life since she has “stayed in the front yard all [her] life.” The author “stayed” in the front yard suggesting that she was able to leave the yard and experience new things, but she just was not ready....   [tags: Poetic Analysis]

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Abortion: A Woman's Right to Choose

- In 1973 the law of Roe vs. Wade did away with back alley abortions and gave women the right to choose abortion. Women were then able to legally obtain them through medically sound institutions. Rather than on her bathroom floor through the process of a coat hanger or at back alley abortion clinics that were not always the most hygienic options. “In handing down Roe v. Wade (401 U.S. 113) on 22 January 1973, the Supreme Court held that a woman’s right to choose abortion was constitutionally protected as a part of her right to privacy; abortion thus became legal throughout the United States....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]

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An Afternoon Walk

- An afternoon walk There was a dirt alley not too far from our house. One afternoon, aunt Sung took brother Vinh and me for a walk in that alley. We had to walk by the Japanese soldiers who occupied the only villa and some of the houses in the neighborhood. The soldiers looked serious with stern faces, long rifles and swords. They talked but like they were yelling to each other. Two Japanese women in their colorful kimonos walked by them hastily into the villa. I didn’t know to whom that villa and those houses belonged before the Japanese soldiers moved in....   [tags: Historical Fiction, narrative, descriptive essay]

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The Cartel Within

- Miguel looked back over his shoulder as he sprinted hard under the rising Miami sun. Shit. The man in the white overcoat was catching up and getting dangerously close, so close that Miguel could see his sunglasses gleaming and his face, which, as far as Miguel could tell, was completely expressionless. Miguel ran through the isolated streets and narrowly dodged a mailbox as he stared at the gun-shaped bulge under the man’s coat. Exhausted and panicked, he ran into a narrow alleyway which was partly concealed by a dumpster....   [tags: Colombia, Drugs, Chased]

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Abortion: A Never Ending Debate

- Abortion alone has always been a major issue. Whether it’s the woman having to decide to get an abortion, or anti-abortion groups who are against abortions, trying to make them illegal all over the United States. Deciding on legalizing abortion in the United States seems to be an even bigger issue. For years people haven’t been able to come to a conclusion, legalizing or illegalizing it for good. Abortion which means the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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John G.: A Narrative Essay

- cold winter, but tonight would seem the coldest for a man was about to die. The small cluster of elms near the abandoned building looked stark and bloodless against the black sky. A crispness still lingered in the air as the wind whipped through the city and rustled the bare branches of winter's dissolution. The voice on the phone echoed in a husky whisper. "What do you mean missing?" "We lost him." "You what?" "The deal went bad. I think he spotted us." "Who's he working for?" "No one. I think he's freelance." "Find him....   [tags: freelance, die, wait, black, war]

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Violent Tornatoes and Destruction

- ... Winds can get up to over 100 mph. Gustnado a weak and usually short-lived. That forms along the gust fronts of thunderstorms. Land spouts are weaker than a super cell tornado, but are not associated with a wall cloud. Waterspout resembling a tornado is usually less intense and cause far less damage. Rarely more than fifty yards wide it forms warm tropical ocean waters, its funnel is made of fresh water from the condensation not salt water from the ocean. Waterspouts usually dissipate upon reaching land....   [tags: the fujita tornato, wind speed]

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Victim and Criminal

- ... The reaction to the particular roll was divided; some men protested while others cheered, making no small spectacle of their winnings as he strode toward the half-circle of men who surrounded the corner at the end of the alley. He muttered a half hearted greeting to those who noticed him, and offered forth his coin for the next roll, intent on having the next pot to secure a better bet for his own dice, which were nested conveniently in the corner of his coat pocket. Once it came his turn to roll, he'd won a handful of silvers that secured him a sizeable bet that would surely rile up the other gamblers in a crowd that had grown to a greater number since darkness had descended upon the ci...   [tags: personal narrative]

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Journey of the Hero in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer´s Stone

- ... He also provides Harry with information essential to overcome obstacles later on in his adventure. Another element of the hero’s journey is seen when Harry enters the wizarding world at Diagon’s Alley and King’s Cross Train Station, thus crossing the first threshold. Diagon’s alley is located behind a supernatural brick wall buried deep within the city of London. This street provides all the necessities witches and wizards need in their everyday life, including all of Harry’s school supplies....   [tags: savior, departs, magic, humility]

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Redemption of Guilt in the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

- Redemption of Guilt Guilt is a result of sin, and sin is a result of misaction. In the novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, the protagonist, Amir, goes on a journey to redeem himself for his sins. When Amir was 12, he witnessed his best friend, Hassan, get raped in an alley. Instead of standing up for his friend, Amir ran away in selfishness and cowardice. The guilt of his choice plagues Amir for the rest of his life, until one day, he gets a call from an old uncle, who tells him that “there is a way to be good again.” (2) The Kite Runner follows Amir on his odyssey to redeem himself for his hurtful actions....   [tags: rape, emotional, coward]

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Should Minors Receive Parental Consent before Having an Abortion?

- Abortion is a very sensitive, yet popular, topic that is plaguing the United States. According to Merriam-Webster, abortion is, “A medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of a fetus.” (n.d.). According to Griffin-Carlson &Mackin (1993), “In 1988, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that there were 1,371,285 abortions in the United States, 25% of which were obtained by women under 19. Researches at the National Center for Health Statistics estimated that of the 1.1 million pregnancies among teenagers in 1981, 40% ended in abortion, 13% in miscarriage, and 47% in live births (p....   [tags: unwanted pregnancies in minors]

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How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis

- History textbooks seem to always focus on the advancements of civilization, often ignoring the humble beginnings in which these achievements derive. How the Other Half Lives by journalist-photographer Jacob A. Riis explores the streets of New York, using “muck-racking” to expose just how “the other half lives,” aside from the upbeat, rich, and flapper-girl filled nights so stereotypical to New York City in the 1800s. During this time, immigrants from all over the world flooded to the new-born city, bright-eyed and expecting new opportunities; little did they know, almost all of them will spend their lives in financial struggle, poverty, and crowded, disease-ridden tenements....   [tags: book review]

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Getting Behind the Punch: "The Knock Out Game"

- ... I feel guilty and embarrassed, ashamed” (Fuoco/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2013). This quote seems suggestive of biological and psychological causes. In particular Dajour’s statement seems to align with Biosocial Arousal Theory. This theory states that “an individual’s level of arousal works in conjunction with the social environment. Those with low levels of arousal are less likely to learn appropriate ways to deal with aggression and violence and thus are more prone to commit crime” (Methodist University)....   [tags: social learning theory]

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The Solution At The United States Of America

- Gun Control: The Solution to Ending Mass Shootings. “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America” (US Const. Preamble). In the last 30 years there has been at least 72 mass shootings in the United States of America. Astonishingly enough, of the 143 guns possessed by the perpetrators, more than three quarters of them were purchased legally (Follman)....   [tags: United States, Firearm, John F. Kennedy]

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Tornadoes And Its Impact On The Tornado

- A tornado is defined as being a mobile, destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud and advancing beneath a large storm system.(SPC) Although tornadoes usually only last for a few minutes, they can be very destructive and deadly. The average wind speed in most tornadoes is about one hundred and twelve miles per hour or less.(SPC) The most violent tornadoes are capable of massive destruction with their wind speed reaching two hundred and fifty miles per hour.(SPC) The damage path of a tornado can be more than one mile wide and fifty miles long.(SPC) In a normal year, more than eight hundred tornadoes are reported across the United States with...   [tags: Tornado, Wind, Thunderstorm, Fujita scale]

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The Kite Runner By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Kite Runner novel reminds me of the Holocaust stories we used to read about when we were younger. They usually begin with narrator and the side characters having unusual relationships- where the narrator would even consider whether or not they were ever friends. The story of Amir involves so much irony and pure coincidence but that is what made it such a great novel. Even as I continued to read and knew exactly what would happen next, the author did a great job of greeting those coincidences and making these events memorable....   [tags: Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner, The Kite Runner]

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Prologue : What A Night !

- Prologue: “What a Night!” I listened to her voice. It was sweet, almost innocent, and held a slight southern accent; she wasn’t from around here. Perhaps, she was a college girl miles away from home. It doesn’t matter. All that matters, is the ritual. I needed to do this. The girl walked away from the club, where she previously resided, to the other side of the road. I made my way towards her. I’ll admit the fact that I was giddy, like a prepubescent schoolgirl. As I crept closer, I could smell the cheap, strawberry fragrance coming from her; an attempt to mask the smell of alcohol and sweat, of course....   [tags: Debut albums, 2006 albums, In My Eyes, I Decided]

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Abortion : Saving Or Ending Lives?

- Abortion: Saving or Ending Lives. Many people are familiar with the term abortion and its popular controversy in society today. Anyone who is familiar with the term should also be familiar with the two groups that form the controversy of abortion: pro-life and pro-choice. The article I chose is written by Terry O’Neill and is titled, “Legal Abortion Can Be a Lifeline”. The article was published on January 22, 2013, to U.S. News. It argues that abortion saves lives rather than taking them. O’Neill’s claim “abortion is a lifeline” rests upon the questionable assumption that a baby inside a womb is not considered life....   [tags: Roe v. Wade, Abortion]

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Forgiveness : A Brother 's Journey

- Forgiveness: A brother’s journey The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is an exciting and emotional book that stirs the reader into many different paths. An overarching theme that is shown throughout the two major characters (Amir and Hassan) is the element of forgiveness. The novel reveals a lot of racial and ethnicity discrimination and family secrets. As these lucrative statements get disclosed, the main character, Amir is shown to be battling with his own conscious. Forgiveness in the novel is shown in the two different relationships: Amir and Hassan, and Baba and Hassan....   [tags: Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner, The Kite Runner]

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Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

- A True friendship “What is a ‘true’ friend?“ Us, human beings, cannot live alone. We cooperate with families, relatives and friends. We all have many friends however, who and what is a ‘true’ friend. “Kite Runner”, written by Khaled Hosseini, is a story about an illiterate Afghan boy who can predict exactly where a downed kite will land. Growing up in the city of Kabul in the early 1970s, Hassan was the main character, Amir's closest friend even though the loyal 11-year-old with "a face like a Chinese doll" was the son of Amir's father's servant and a member of Afghanistan's despised Hazara minority....   [tags: a true friendship, story analysis]

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My Experience At High School

- Unfortunately, I was raised in the small town of Shelbyville, Illinois. Diversity doesn’t really exist in Shelbyville. While in high school, we did have one half African American family and one Hindu family. Lucky for me they were both in my class, and one happens to be one of my good friends. Every year of high school we would have at least one foreign exchange student but other than that, I was never around, or had to encounter, a cultural difference. One difference I do encounter the most often is between my parents and I....   [tags: Family, Father, Mother, English-language films]

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Analysis of Octavio Paz´ Poem: The Street

- Octavio Paz is the author of poem titled “The Street”. The setting of the story seems to take place on a street somewhere in the world. The meaning of the street may be metaphoric, but it is not very clear by the author. The narrator of the poem seems to be a male, because the narrator is describing a man that is himself. The narrator seems to be telling a story of a dream he had. The narrator is very cautious of his surroundings. The tone of his voice sounds very frightened. It takes place at night on “A long silent street” (1)....   [tags: Following, Alone, Nobody]

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Memory and Brain Activity

- Memory and Brain Activity Memory is the mental process of retaining and retrieving information such as facts, events, and experiences. Memory is not always accurate (Hunt, 2004). Memory errors are common and natural; they are the result of normal cognitive processes of comprehension and perception, which can cause interference about incoming information. There are two errors of remembering; forgetting an event that occurred and remember an event that never occurred or remembering it in a way different from how it occurred....   [tags: Neurological Science]

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Abortion Should Remain Legal

- There are many reasons to keep abortion legal. There is more to this than most think such as, “back alley” abortions and how dangerous those could be, even possibly causing death of the mother. With that said, in cases of rape or incest it most definitely should remain legal. At least in America, women have rights, which that include a say in what happens with their bodies. Everyone is responsible for their own physical well-being, as women are to decide the fate of his or her own bodies; even if it is to the extent of getting an abortion....   [tags: Pro-Choice Essays]

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Meteoreology: Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

- Meteorology includes the study of the weather and climate. Meteorologists are in particularly interested in studying the development of thunderstorms and tornadoes. The research and observation of storms began as a hobby for Howard B. Bluestein. Bluestein’s interest in meteorology began with cloud photography. After receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering he went on to graduate school to major in Meteorology. In his book, Monster Storms of the Great Plains, Bluestein relates his experiences with chasing storms and researching tornadoes....   [tags: weather and climate phenomena]

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Jazz Styles in America

- Jazz Styles in America Jazz music has been a part of America for many centuries. It has influenced many time periods and ways of life in America. "'Tin Pan Alley was a real alley on East Fourteenth Street near Third (in New York), but it was never just a place. Tin Pan Alley has come to be known for an era of songwriting when many musical ideas mixed together to form American popular music. Tin Pan Alley brought together many styles: blues, jazz, musical scores, and ragtime"' (Burton Lane qtd....   [tags: Papers]

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jazz concert review

- The first question I asked myself at the beginning of the quarter was how much do I actually know about jazz. I have always characterized jazz music as a rhythmic and instrumental form of music. My impression on the basis of the jazz has always been portrayed with the African-American race. I think this was build up from the rhythm ‘n’ blues era and meaning according to the dictionary (“style of music that was invented by African American musicians in the early part of the twentieth century and has very strong rhythms and often involves improvisation”)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Big Blue Neon Light

- The Big Blue Neon Light Driving home from work on a damp summer night, as silence plagued the air the only thing I could feel was the warm breeze against my skin. There was complete darkness, however, in the distance the only thing visible was a bright blue neon light to my right. As my car accelerated faster than the speed of light, to me, what felt like two seconds, really five minutes had passed. As my car came to a halt, no sooner did I put my car in park when I realized I was in front of the blue neon light that I had seen from a distance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye

- Holden Caulfield can be analyzed through his thoughts, actions and circumstances which surround his everyday life. Holden acts like a careless teenager. Holden has been to several prep-schools, all of which he got kicked out of for failing classes. After being kicked out of the latest, Pency Prep, he went off to New York on his own. Holden seems to have a motivation problem which apparently affects his reasoning. The basis of his reasoning comes from his thoughts. Holden thinks the world is full of a bunch of phonies....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dorm Trash Dumpster

- The world forgetting, by the world forgot. BOB BOB BOB A panicked scream combined with his rapid breathing from the stress of having escaped death. A choked whimper of absolute terror as he felt the wash of air over his small, body as the clawed, black paw swiped back and forth. The small being curled up fetally and crammed himself closer to the far end of the drainage pipe, praying the beast would give up soon, the small circuit lined gem in his forehead flashed a vibrant yellow as fear became more and more prevalant....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The London Eye

- Forty-five minutes ago my cover was blown. I’ve been hiding out in London as a banker; there have been numerous reporting’s of some not so friendly characters snooping around the London Eye. Every day at 1p.m. they would walk into the South Street Band and then leave. Five minutes later they would walk in again, then leave. So my boss hooked be up with a job as a teller to report back my findings, but lately things around here got overly intense. Well if I am going to tell you this right I should start at the beginning....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Contradiction in Another Country

- Contradiction in Another Country Another Country contradicts the age-old principle that the United States is a safeground for all people. James Baldwin compares living the life of a homosexual in Paris to living the life of a homosexual in the United States. The views of the French are much more liberal than the conservative views of the Americans. The life that Eric, the homosexual character in Baldwin's novel, leads in Paris is socially acceptable. Baldwin also depicts France as a haven for interracial relationships....   [tags: Another]

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An Argument for Abortion

- Pro-Abortion over Pro-life An unborn child doesn’t have a soul A sixteen year old walks down a nameless back alley on the mainland, one of only a million others, and she carries with her an unborn child of 4 months. She had tried to hide it but the signs were finally showing, “Who was the father” were the cries and pleas of those whom she loved. She was raped a year ago by her ex-boyfriend and now carries their unwanted child. Should she be forced to carry and care for the child she hadn’t planned for....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Duchess and the Jeweller by Virginia Woolf

- THE DUCHESS AND THE JEWELLER Oliver Bacon, the jeweller, is really the only developed character in the short story “The Duchess and the Jeweller” by Virginia Woolf. The author uses the indirect stream-of consciousness technique as well as her own words to depicts the enterprising merchant as a many-sided man: He is both ambitious and sympathetic. The jeweller is highly arrogant and ambitious. His strutting smugness is evident through the animal metaphors used to portray him-from his physical bearing (“his nose was long and flexible, like an elephant’strunk”), to his ambition compared to a “giant hog” snuffing for truffles or a “camel sees the blue lake.”He reveals his heart’s deepest pas...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Harry's Story - Fiction

- Harry's Story - Fiction As Harry fled the shop, in the dead of night, she could hear rats scuttling along the roof tops and people screaming in the distance. When she thought that she was far away from the shop she started to slow down and then she felt more relaxed but somewhere in the back of her head she couldn't help thinking that someone was watching her every move. This thought soon went out of her head when she began to hop on and off the pavement as she made up way down the road....   [tags: Papers]

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Incarceration of Children in Conflict with the Law in the Philippines: The Blurred Lines

- Incarceration of Children in Conflict with the Law in the Philippines: The Blurred Lines A figure dashed through a busy road. Children selling water, cigarettes, and trinkets roamed the road filled with vehicles of all sizes are all at a stand-still while waiting for the light to turn green. The heavy traffic was expected, but what came next was a surprise. A car door was opened inconspicuously. After a few minutes, the figure emerged from the side of the car and cast furtive glances before sprinting to the nearest alley, while dodging oncoming passers-by....   [tags: juvenile delinquents, blurred lines]

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Analysis Of ' Purple Hibiscus By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie And The Kite Runner '

- Nigeria and Afghanistan are two very different Nations, on different continents, with different languages, but no matter where you are from everyone grew up somewhere, and kids of every nation grow up the same as everyone else. Growing up in a certain environment can lead to different personalities and traits, kids with an overly controlled childhood can become ignorant of the real world, and kids who grow up spoiled don 't learn to do things on their own. In both Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini the main character, Amir and Kambili respectively, both show great development and change over the course of the novels....   [tags: Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner, The Kite Runner]

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Discrimination Committed by Majority Group to Minority Group in the Afghan society

- In the society of Afghanistan, the majority groups committed discriminations to the minority groups for various reasons, which was one significant theme that both novels shared in common for the reason that it played significant roles in both The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Khaled Hosseini, the author of both novels, highlighted mainly on ethnic, sexual, and social discriminations that the majority groups committed to the minority groups while blending them into the similarities of these two characters: Hassan from The Kite Runner and Mariam from A Thousand Splendid Suns in terms of births, sexualities, and educations....   [tags: Khaled Hosseini novels, story analysis]

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An Essay on Orientalism Through Novel the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

- In this time period many authors have written books that are pieces of propaganda portraying the “Orient” the east to be Orientalist which heightens the risk of hate crimes aimed at people of the east. The author Khaled Hosseini who wrote this novel The Kite Runner tells the story of a man who wants to make up for all the wrongs he did throughout his life. This novel portrays Orientalism. Orientalism is a negative point of view that is to look at the west (Occident) with. This novel The Kite Runner has many characteristics that tell us that this book is portraying an Orientalist view....   [tags: orientalism, stereotypes, Afghanistan]

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The Search for Redemption in the Kite Runner and Secret Daughter

- The search for Redemption In a lifetime one will face many battles and deal with guilt as said “nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character give him power” (Abraham Lincoln). Guilt from deceiving others or other immoral acts will result in one constantly searching for redemption. Khalid Hosseni’s novel Kite Runner and Shilpi Somaya Gowda’s novel Secret Daughter revolve around betrayal and redemption. Firstly, the search for personal redemption will strongly influence ones character....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Khalid Shilipi Somaya]

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An Analysis of the Tectonic Environments Experienced by the Oman Ophiolite

- INTRODUCTION The Oman ophiolite is the largest ophiolite, extending over 600km in a NW-SE direction with a maximum width of 130 km, and is considered to be a fragment of Cretaceous Tethyan oceanic lithosphere (Tamura & Arai, 2006). The Oman ophiolite is a harzburgite ophiolite and is comprised of 12 separate tectonic blocks [Figure 1] whose internal structures imply inter-plate independence during their tectonic emplacement (Tamura, Arai, 2006). The Oman ophiolite has been thoroughly researched because it is well preserved and, particularly in the north, the entire sequence of ophiolite stratigraphy, from the upper mantle to oceanic sediments, is exposed....   [tags: igneous rock formations]

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The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini And William Shakespeare 's Hamlet

- The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet have demonstrated how the protagonists’ action of concealing and revealing their true selves impacts themselves and the surrounding. Amir’s escaping from the alley in the year of 1975 and Hamlet’s supernatural conversation with the ghost respectively trigger the aggressive plot development in the stories. Second, Amir’s desperation for paternal love and Hamlet’s grief for the death of Old Hamlet cause them to act differently and lead to a life dilemma....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Khaled Hosseini]

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Global Warming: A Look at Both Sides of the Issue

- Throughout history climates have drastically changed. There have been shifts from warm climates to the Ice Ages (Cunningham & Cunningham, 2009, p.204). Evidence suggests there have been at least a dozen abrupt climate changes throughout the history of the earth. There are a few suspected reasons for these past climate changes. One reason may be that asteroids hitting the earth and volcanic eruptions caused some of them. A further assumption is that 22-year solar magnetic cycles and 11-year sunspot cycles played a part in the changes....   [tags: Climate Change, Academic Essays]

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The Struggle for Redemption in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner

- In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, Amir constantly struggles for years with a personal memory of his past until he ultimately confronts his guilt and achieves redemption. The event of Hassan being raped lingers in Amir’s mind and the guilt of not standing up for what was right continues to haunt him. Baba said “a boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything” (21). Amir only wanted Baba’s affection and in order to get it he sacrificed Hassan, not realizing that Baba only wanted his son to stand up for himself....   [tags: amir, guilt, sohrab]

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Music, Dialogue, and Mise-en-scène in the Dance of Death

- Music, Dialogue, and Mise-en-scène in the Dance of Death In all cinematic works the mise-en-scène is one of the most influential aspects of the film’s meaning. Mise-en-scène is important because it shows how the cinematic space is organized and where the camera is in respect to the characters and the surrounding environment. Although the mise-en-scène is imperative by itself, the effect of the music and dialogue that accompany the scene in a film adds to its meaning. These facts are supported by the “Dance of Death” scene of the narrative Bamboozled by Spike Lee....   [tags: Movie Analysis, Film Analysis, Cinematography]

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The Effects of the Prohibition on the American Gangster

- Ever since the Roaring Twenties, the american gangster has been glorified and romanticized as a sort of modern day Robin Hood. The very name conjures up images of pleasantly smoky speakeasies, flappers in glittering gowns, and hard-livin', fast-talkin' gangsters (YAHOO). Yet pictures of costly silken suits and diamond encrusted pocket watches hardly seem like fitting attire for the likes of common mobsters. It seems inconceivable that they could have hit enough people over the head to afford such luxuries....   [tags: Crime]

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Practical vs. Supernatural in The Hound of the Baskervilles

- The novel The Hound of the Baskervilles is written by a British author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1859. Following “nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, where he received a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success” (Doyle 1). Doyle’s financial letdown in Southsea created a need for an alternative way for him to generate profit, so he became an author. In the first of his many stories A Study in Scarlet, Doyle brings Sherlock Holmes to life; he is a detective and the protagonist of the story....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Dedicated Police Officers in the Film, End of Watch

- End of Watch (Ayer, 2012) is a film which follows the lives of two police officers, partners Brian Taylor and Mike Zavala, in the Los Angeles Police Department. The movie is shot in the style of a documentary and because of this the film centralized on these two officers and their patrols. When the film began Taylor and Zavala had just successfully apprehended two suspects in a high speed car chase which they were praised for by other officers and members of the department. From then on out the officers made a number of impressive arrests, rescues, and discoveries the two partners made throughout the film....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Analysis of The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot

- If René Descartes’ “Cogito Ergo Sum” embodies the essence of what it means to be a unified and rational Cartesian subject, then T.S. Eliot’s “heap of broken images” eagerly embraces its fragmented and alienated (post)modern counterpart. The message this phrase bears, resonates throughout the entire poem: from its title, “The Waste Land”, to its final mantra “Shantih shantih shantih”. All words, phrases and sentences (or just simply images) which make up this poem seem to, in Levi-Strauss’ words, “be a valeur symbolique zero [and the signifier] can take on any value required ”, meaning that the images Eliot uses do not have one fixed signification and consequently conjure up thought-prov...   [tags: descartes, modernist]

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Convergence Culture And How Harry Potter Changed The World

- Ray Taylor English 231 Dr. Jennifer Boyle 11 December 2014 Convergence Culture and How Harry Potter Changed the World We live in a society where convergence is the new fad. Everywhere we look, media is converging with other types of media and becoming something new and wonderful. Henry Jenkins, an American media scholar and author of Convergence Culture, states, “We are entering an era where media will be everywhere, and we will use all kinds of media in relation to one another...” (2001). This statement really allowed me a better understanding of what convergence culture is and what we, as a society, do to converge something....   [tags: Harry Potter, Hogwarts, J. K. Rowling]

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Power and Energy – There is a Difference?

- Introduction One Wednesday night in physic class, my professor made the statement that “power and energy is not the same thing”. This became an interesting topic for me not because I disagreed, but because I have been misusing the terms. You might have heard people use the terms "power" and "energy" almost duplicate, that's only because they don't understand the facts about what these things really are. Power and Energy – There is a difference. What is the difference. In this paper, I want to explain that in the world of physics power and energy do go hand in hand, but they're not the same thing....   [tags: Energy ]

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Abortion: An Ethical Debate Which Will Never End

- An ethical dilemma is a debate between two moral principles, where two sides can dispute about what is wrong or what is right. However, there is no real answer to an ethical dilemma. Is it a “simple” matter of what one believes in. The best answer would be, in ethics, it is not always simple. Ethics have a propensity to engage in moral reasoning, performing critical examination of different beliefs, in order to determine whether they should be accepted or rejected. Abortion is considered an ethical dilemma....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Drowning in Guilt: Review of The Kite Runner

- “Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do,” Voltaire once said. Every choice in life comes with a consequence that follows. A common consequence is guilt, a bad feeling caused by knowing or thinking that you have done something wrong. Amir, the main character in The Kite Runner, discovers the consequence of guilt after making decisions throughout his childhood that were destructive. Khaled Hosseini describes the destructive ability of guilt to consume one’s life through the the relationships of Amir and Hassan, Baba and Ali, and Amir and Sohrab....   [tags: Plot Summary, Affairs, Regret]

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Creating a Culture of Excellence Withing an Organization

- Culture of Excellence High standards of care are expected by patients and families regarding any type of health care. Creating a culture of excellence within an organization is needed to increase patient satisfaction and improve patient outcomes. This paper will examine a hospital that is creating a culture of excellence within the organization to ensure theses outcome. Committees within the organization have been implemented to examine all aspects of the hospital, and its operations to receive input to create change....   [tags: creating change, healthy work environment]

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Sterotypes of Mascalinity in the Film Big Lebowski

- We’re all familiar with the stereotypes and myths about what it means to “be a man.” The victorious leader gets what he wants using aggression and does not accept failure; he is smooth with the ladies, and he is often good with a gun. He is usually rich and in control, especially in control of women, like a father who loves his daughter dearly but will be damned if she’s going to go out dressed like that. The list could go on and on with the stereotypes. But the Coen Brothers’ cult-classic film, The Big Lebowsk (1998), with its hero “The Dude,” contradicts these notions of masculinity....   [tags: man, identity, sterotype]

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