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Essay About Helen Keller

- Helen Keller won many awards and had many accomplishments in her lifetime, even though she had the disability of being blind and deaf. Helen Keller achieved more in a day than the average American could achieve in a lifetime. There were many movies made about Keller, and she wrote fourteen books. She was a widespread lecturer, and a member of the Socialist Party, a leading figure in the Suffragist movement, a member of the American Foundation for the Blind, and a member of the the right of industrial workers to have unions....   [tags: Helen Keller, Alexander Graham Bell]

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Childhood in Yasunari Kawabata´s The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket and Alice Walker´s The Flowers

- ... In “The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket” Kawabata expresses the theme of his story through narrating his observations of children chasing insects with beautiful lanterns. Kawabata strongly insinuates a theme of childhood and innocence by comparing “The bobbing lanterns, the coming together of children on this lonely slope” to a “scene from a fairy tale”(1) Both Walker and Kawabata include vivid details and frequently use symbolic literacy when referring to the emotions that correlate with the end of childhood and innocence in their stories....   [tags: innocence, emotions, growth, setting]

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William Bell’s Novel Crabbe: How Crabbe Finds Pride in his Pilgrimage

- Overcoming obstacles in one’s life can lead someone along the path of ultimately taking pride in themselves. This is apparent in William Bell’s novel Crabbe, in the case of young Franklin Crabbe. Firstly, Crabbe’s ordeal in nature teaches him to put others before himself. At the beginning of his journey, he is self-centred whilst making decisions, whereas at the end of his journey, he is able to consider others first. Secondly, during Crabbe’s time in the wilderness, he gains self-satisfaction from hard work....   [tags: unhappiness, ordeal, integrity]

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Taco Bell Not Real Mexican Food in The Great Taco War

- RR - “The Great Taco War” The Real Deal Mariah Carey is one of the top pop singers in America today. On an average, her CD’s sell for fifteen dollars. However, many find it easier to purchase a “knock-off” for a cheaper price than to purchase the real thing. For instance, an individual can purchase the exact CD at a local flea market for five dollars and save the extra ten dollars for something else. In the short story, “The Great Taco War,” Jose Antonio Burciaga informs readers that fast food industries like Taco Bell do no sell authentic Mexican tacos....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Feminism Is Not The Empowerment Of Women

- Feminism, arguably one of the most controversial topics this year has been plagued with stereotypes, assumptions, and prejudice. When I first learned of feminism, I was indoctrinated with the idea that it symbolizes a movement for women who hate men, bras, and anything that lessens the power of women. My lack of knowledge on the subject led me to assume that the ideas that feminism presents are doing more harm than good to relationships between men and women. Now with a deeper understanding of the subject, I have confidence in the words that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said in her Ted Talk: “We should all be feminists” (Adichie, Chimamanda N)....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's suffrage, Gender role]

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heroarms A Comparison of Code Heroes of A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls

- The Code Heroes of A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls      In Ernest Hemingway's fiction, there is something known as the "Hemingway Hero".  This term is usually applied to the male protagonist in his works.  The Hemingway hero illustrates a variety of traits, ranging from heavy drinking to his role as a leader among the characters with whom he interacts.  Traits of this hero also resemble the personal characteristics of Hemingway himself, and the hero usually finds himself in similar predicaments Hemingway faced in his life.  Two Hemingway heroes, Robert Jordan from For Whom the Bell Tolls and Frederic Henry from A Farewell to Arms, exhibit the traits established in Hemingwa...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Toni Morrison and bell hooks Represent Blacks in American Literature

- Toni Morrison and bell hooks Represent Blacks in American Literature Two widely known and influential authors, bell hooks and Toni Morrison, share similar beliefs and themes with regards to the black community. One theme in particular that the two writers emphasize is the representation of blacks in American literature today. hooks feels that African Americans are misrepresented, where Morrison believes that blacks are not represented at all. hooks' evidence of this theme is portrayed primarily in the sexist and racist representations the characters exhibit....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls: War's Effect on Man and Importance of Time

- Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls": War's Affect on Man and Importance of Time At first glance Hemingway's novel For Whom The Bell Tolls appears to be an action packed war novel. But underneath all the action there are underlying ideas that reveal much about how war changes a man and causes him to realize the importance of time. Hemingway reveals these ideas about war through the narrator's thoughts and through the interaction between the major characters. Hemingway shows that war brings about a personal change, that reveals much about man's individuality and that time is limited....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing the Film and Novel Versions of Sam Hanna Bell’s December Bride

- Comparing the Film and Novel Versions of Sam Hanna Bell’s December Bride If the movie based on Sam Hanna Bell’s novel December Bride is considered to be good, it is only because the novel itself is nothing short of great. Having viewed the movie on two separate occasions, some four months apart, this writer found herself to still be somewhat bewildered by a few of the events portrayed. The novel clears the Irish fog swirling around those events creating a much more solidly constructed story. In addition, the characters of Sarah and Frank are developed to a much deeper level....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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No Country for Old Men

- Bitter about the evolution of the corruption of society, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell plays the official hero clinging to old traditions and reminiscing about the old days in No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. Delusions of a peaceful utopia during the time his grandpa Jack was a sheriff has left Bell looking at the world through hopeless eyes; a world on its knees with only one explanation for its demise: Satan. Not necessarily a religious man, Sheriff Bell, when asked if he believes in Satan, remarks: “He explains a lot of things that otherwise don’t have no explanation....   [tags: Character Analysis, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell]

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Bell Hooks' Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black

- In her book Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, bell hooks describes how she helps her students find their voice within her classroom.She discusses her use of authority to enable her students.For her, teacher authority is a necessary part of helping her students find their voices: Another important issue for me has been that each student participates in classroom discussion, that each student has a voice.This is a practice I think is important not because every student has something valuable to say (this is not always so), but often students who do have meaningful comments to contribute are silent....   [tags: Pedagogy Students Teaching Papers]

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Biography of Sylvia Plath

- As one of the most multitalented writers of the twentieth century, Sylvia Plath was highly esteemed by fans and fellow writers alike. Sylvia Plath’s parents, Aurelia Schober and Otto Plath, had met when Aurelia became Otto’s student at Boston University. Otto was a biology professor with an infatuation with bees; he had even published a book titled Bumblebees and their ways. Otto and Aurelia married in January of 1932, and by October of the same year Aurelia gave birth in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts to a daughter, Sylvia....   [tags: biographies, writers]

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Values vs. The American Educational System

- Values vs. The American Educational System In "Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education," bell hooks suggests that the American educational system forces individuals to hide, change, or mask the values that they bring with them to college by sharing her perception of the sickening class division at Stanford. Perhaps "influence" makes a better term than "force"; this change in terminology allows a better argument and saves the readers from a misleading idea of the American educational system....   [tags: bell hooks College Education]

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Relation Between the Structure of Power and Poverty

- Through several texts to include Bell Hooks’ articles Narratives of Struggle and Seeing and Making Culture: Representing the Poor, Natasha Tretheway’s memoir High Rollers, and the film Trouble the Water directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal illustrate how the poor are often dehumanized by a higher dominating structure of power that belittles the poor because of preconceived notions from several forms of media and experiences. Many of the underclass were overlooked for service and stability because of the idea of civilians having preset ranks of class and agency or even the treatment, depiction, and resistance of poverty that was branded as impoverishment and acts of dehumanizing the ones most...   [tags: Bell Hook, High Rollers, Trouble the Water]

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Handheld Technology Can Be A Good Thing

- In todays society, one cannot even walk down the street without seeing or hearing a cell phone. They are absolutely everywhere. There have been numerous allegations against your handheld buddies, but are they really that bad. The truth is, handheld technology can be harmful if not used properly, but when used appropriately, while taking the necessary precautions, handheld technology can be a good thing. On March 10, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell successfully completed his first experiment in the process of creating the telephone....   [tags: Mobile phone, Telephone, Alexander Graham Bell]

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The Theory Of Crime And Human Nature

- Unlike previous theories, the conservative theory took a primitive approach to crime during the 1980s and 1990s. After the turn of the century, crime was associated and viewed through the lens of society. That lens shifted during the 1980s as crime was viewed as the responsibility of the individual and not through society. For example, the individualistic views the Classical School and Positivist School theorists had. Although Wilson and Herrnstein did not take the same approach as Beccaria, Bentham, or Lombroso each set out to once again, get tough on crime and bring ‘“punishment back into society’” (Lilly, Cullen, & Ball, 2015, p....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Police, The Bell Curve]

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Recipe And Preparation Of Pasta Noodles

- “Having a hard time deciding what to make for dinner?” Well, not anymore because my mom’s spaghetti recipe is better than Olive Garden. Dinning out is cost prohibited for many families. This is especially true in my household. Spaghetti has been my favorite dish since childhood. Spaghetti is effortless to create, delicious, and a nutritious meal the whole family can savor. Pasta noodles are inexpensive, making them the ideal food item for any money-saving meal. The sauces are also inexpensive to make when the ingredients are bought on sale....   [tags: Pasta, Cooking, Bell pepper, Tomato sauce]

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Recipe For Making Spaghetti Sauce

- “Having ahard time deciding what to make for dinner?” Well, not anymore because my mom’s spaghetti recipe is better than Olive Garden. Dinning out is cost prohibitive for many families. This is especially true in my household. Spaghetti has been my favorite dish from childhood. Spaghetti is effortless to create, delicious, and a nutritiousmeal the whole family can savor.Pasta noodles are inexpensive, making them the ideal food item for any money-saving meal. The sauces are also inexpensive to make when the ingredients arebought on sale....   [tags: Pasta, Cooking, Tomato sauce, Bell pepper]

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Need for Further Research

- Need for Further Research Grippingly, although research already has been done to examine the association between fall rates and call bell response time, further research is needed. Further studies utilizing larger samples would more accurately depict the association. The surveys utilized small samples. Also, the research reviewed utilized archived data or surveys. Furthermore, some of the studies utilized a call bell tracking system to determine the time range in which call bell activation was answered....   [tags: Fall Rates, Call Bell Response Time]

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The Glockenspiel

- The Glockenspiel What comes to mind when one thinks of a “glockenspiel”. Is it a food. An animal. How does one pronounce it. What sounds like an obscure and unfamiliar object, is simply a more elaborate word for the predecessor of the orchestral bells. The bells are a percussion instrument in the same family as the xylophone and timpani. “Glock” means tubular bells and comes from the German word meaning “bell play” (“Glockenspiel” 406). This is why the glockenspiel sounds similar to an ensemble of bells....   [tags: bell, instrument, percussion, music]

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Inspired Eccentricity

- “Inspired Eccentricity” is a story of Bell Hooks about her grandparents, Daddy and Baba Gus. The two main characters are described with many contrasts. They are opposite in many ways: physical looks, characters, and even their effects on Hooks. Their marriage seems to be a strange combination, but very few people understand that Daddy and Baba Gus are not only different but also complementary each other. In the beginning of the essay, Daddy and Baba Gus are described oppositely in physical looks....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bell Hooks]

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Accomplishments Of Helen Keller

- The Life and Accomplishments of Helen Keller What does living a life with hearing and vision loss entail. In the 1800's many deaf children were seen as an embarrassment and disposition for their families, but in 1880 a child was born that would change the depiction of impaired children forever. On June 27, 1880 Helen Keller, a perfectly healthy child was born into a wealthy family. Unfortunately, 19 months later she fell incredibly ill resulting in the loss of both her sight and hearing. Due to her inability to effectively communicate as a child she soon began to act out in extreme manners....   [tags: Helen Keller, Alexander Graham Bell, Blindness]

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The Bell Tolls for the Educational System in Turkey

- What is the groundwork of education system either teaching or learning. Nowadays, lots of experts debate on this compelling question. The traditional education system has been inquiring for decades in Turkey. In consideration of Turkey is the typical sample for teaching-based method Turkey’s mechanical system is criticized intensively. When we consider total proceeds of teaching- based method, we are encountering below average achievements in Turkey. Educational system in Turkey based on mechanistic approach hence teachers focus on efficiency and they only appreciate for exam results, test scores and individual performance....   [tags: traditional education, new culture, learning]

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A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural

- A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change Bell Hooks was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1952. She was born into the era of segregation and was in high school during the start of civil rights movements. Since Hook’s was a young African American that attended one of the first integrated high schools, she experienced racism and segregation first hand. Her writing explains how it was to live during these times and also exhibits how her experiences effected her emotionally....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Bell Hooks Essays]

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Liberation of Woman

- The Liberation of Woman      The terms "Liberated Women" and "Women's Liberation" are not necessarily synonymous. In fact, much like the chicken and the egg, one may wonder which came first. While the term "Liberated Women" was probably not a widely used phrase until the height of the women's liberation movement, I maintain that liberated women emerged first. Moreover, it was the liberated women who inspired and initiated the women's liberation movement.   In "The Politics of Housework" Pat Mainardi writes, "Liberated women - very different from women's liberation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Comparing Equality in Henry James' The Turn of the Screw and Edith Wharton's The Lady's Maid's Bell

- The Theme of Equality in Henry James' The Turn of the Screw and Edith Wharton's The Lady's Maid's Bell Henry James' The Turn of the Screw and Edith Wharton's "The Lady's Maid's Bell" share a common theme: all people are equal. Both authors generate this theme by bridging class barriers with a generous master and mistress who have revolutionary ideas. Although circumstances differ in both stories, the common theme remains easily discernable with the words and actions of both Mrs. Brympton in "The Lady's Maid's Bell" and the young master, Miles in The Turn of the Screw....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparison of Lord Of The Flies by William Golding ,The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, The White Circle by John Bell Clayton and The Vigilante by John St

- Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, "The Lottery", by Shirley Jackson, "The White Circle", by John Bell Clayton and "The Vigilante" by John Steinbeck all share the theme of mans inherent evil. Lord of the Flies takes place on an island in the Pacific ocean during an atomic war, and there is no adult supervision. "The Lottery" takes place in a small farming community in the present day. "The White Circle" is set in the turn of the century Virginia on a Large farm....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Broken Heart of Sylvia Plath

- The Broken Heart of Sylvia Plath "Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well." Sylvia Plath has long been recognized as a poetic icon. After committing suicide in her thirties, many of her previously unrecognized works gained notoriety and praise. Throughout her life, she struggled to be accepted into the literary world. After writing many poems, short stories and "The Bell Jar," she remained unsatisfied with the success and momentum she gained with each, and took her own life....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Liberated Women vs. Women's Liberation

- Liberated Women vs. Women's Liberation      The idealized American housewife of the 60's radiated happiness, "freed by science and labor-saving appliances from the drudgery, the dangers of childbirth and the illnesses of her grandmother...healthy, beautiful, educated, concerned only about her husband, her children, her home," wrote Betty Friedan in "The Problem That Has No Name" (463). Women were portrayed as being "freed," yet it was from this mold that liberated women attempted to free themselves....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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The Man with the Gifted Hands by Victoria L. Bell

- Some cultures use music as a form of entertainment and a way to express the human soul. For others, it holds a much deeper meaning. Cultures like India strongly believe that sound alone triggered a chain of events that led to the birth of the universe and from this sacred sound came music. Music is perhaps one of the most versatile forms of expression between cultures, but no matter the difference it speaks to us all in a way we can understand because music is universal. In the famous words of novelist Arnold Bennet, “Its language is a language which the soul alone understands, but which the soul can never translate,” ~ Pete Bennett....   [tags: culture, music, human emotion]

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Changing The Opening Bell

- Think about what you were doing at 6:30 this morning - maybe eating breakfast or just waking up, but probably sleeping. Some kids were already standing out in the cold, half asleep, waiting for the school bus. Many school - aged children and teenagers are forced to wake up at an early hour after very little sleep, only to be reprimanded for being unenergetic, tired, and listless during school....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Dark Life and Confessional Poetry of Sylvia Plath

- By the mid twentieth century, the dominance of post-modernist literature began to decline with the emergence of contemporary poets, who brought with them a new type of perspective within their poetry. These poets—especially those who wrote confessional poetry—established their poetry in a single, unified voice that accentuated intimate human topics such as death, sexuality, and family. An important contributor to contemporary and confessional poetry was Sylvia Plath, who employed personal aspects of her life into her style of confessional poetry....   [tags: Biography ]

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Why I Want to Study Enligh Lanugage and Literature

- I enjoy English above all other subjects because of the complete escapism it can offer. I am always amazed at the extent words can affect our emotions; making us laugh or cry, uniting people and dividing them. Our world would be nothing without words. This is why I have chosen to study English Language and Literature at University. My fascination with the way we speak and write dictates a substantial part of my academic and private life; I have always made sure to surround myself with literature, whilst studying the English language is a more recent discovery of enjoyment....   [tags: speak, transcript, studying, subject]

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Sylvia Plath: A Novelist and her Brief Life

- ... Upon graduating from high school, Sylvia attended Smith College on a writing scholarship and continued to excel, publishing many works. When Plath was in college in 1953, her downward spiral began. The spiral started off when Plath’s writing internship was not what she expected it would be. Plath was more of a personal assistant than an actual writer. This realization was a sad reality to her because her goal was to be a writer not a personal assistant. This sad reality caused Sylvia Plath to attempt her first suicide....   [tags: Depression, Suicide, Poetry]

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The Protagonist D-503 in We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

- ... Zamyatin use a metaphor in D-503 language to reflect the protagonist lack of individuality. He indicates this lack of identity and beliefs “being original is to violate equality” (Zamyatin 1921, p27) constructing the collectivist beliefs of a communist stated. To further the transformation of the character D-503 is writing a journal which beings with “Record one” the “A Declaration. The Wisest of Lines. An Epic.” (Zamyatin 1921, p3) and ends in “Record Forty: Facts, The Bell Jar, I am Certain” (Zamyatin 1921, p138), written in chronological order giving the readers of the novel as strictly logical depiction of the characters thoughts....   [tags: machinery, dystopian society]

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The Life and Poetry of Sylvia Plath

- Sylvia Plath was a novelist and a poet in which she expressed her deep feelings about death, nature and her opinions about the universe. Plath was born on October 27, 1932 in Boston. Her father, Otto Plath, was a professor at Boston University and was also expert with bees. He published a story in 1934, “Bumblebees and Their Ways.” Sylvia was impressed by they way her father handles the bees. When Plath was only eight years old, her father died from diabetes, but before his death he was known as authoritarian....   [tags: biography, poetry]

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Allusion and Imagery in Sylvia Plath Literature

- Depression and pain leads to suicide. Sylvia Plath, a modern poet, was a master of allusion and imagery. Plath dedicated her life to poetry. It is heartbreaking that we lost a talented soul at such a young age but her work will live for eternity. Sylvia Plath was born October 27th 1932 to Otto and Aurelia Plath. She was raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Otto, emigrated from Germany at the age of 15 and soon became a professor at Boston University. Aurelia, Plath’s mother, was also a teacher but she gave that life up once Sylvia was born....   [tags: depression, suicide, ancient fears, women]

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The Beauty Of Nature By Sylvia Plath

- The majestic beauty of nature has inspired artists of all media since the beginning of art. From ancient cave paintings to modern songs such as Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song,” the awe-inspiring wonder of nature has captivated artists and led them to express their emotions through their art. The famous poet Sylvia Plath is no different. Her admiration of the perfection of nature is apparent in many of her works, especially in the poems “I Am Vertical” and “Pheasant”. Through the use of strong contrast created by the juxtaposition of life and death, powerful figurative language, and tone, Plath reveals her hopelessness for her life and her desire to be dead....   [tags: Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Life, Aurelia Plath]

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The Transition in Sylvia Plath’s Work

- Life has been some combination of fairy-tale coincidence and joie de vivre and shocks of beauty together with some hurtful self-questioning. --The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath It has been almost 50 years since the American literary community lost one of its greatest treasures, Sylvia Plath. Even in recent days, numerous scholars are still studying many admirable qualities in Plath’s collection of work. She has developed a unique writing style and performed thoroughly at an early age. Over the years, the events of her life highly affect the focus of her work....   [tags: Female Author, A Life]

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Sylvia Plath : An American Poet

- Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath born into a middle class family in Boston Massachusetts USA on October 27, 1932. Sylvia was an american poet, novelist and short story writer. Sylvia studied at the University of Cambridge before she starting her carrier as poet and writer. Sylvia Plath was married with the famous poet Ted Hughes in 1956 and in 1962 they separated. Sylvia Plath father death and the chaotic relationship with her husband brought to the surface her mental disorder. Sylvia Plath suffers for clinical depression and bipolar disorder most of her adult live....   [tags: Suicide, Bipolar disorder, Sylvia Plath]

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Breaking the Habit of Self-Harm

- Eighty nine percent of people in the world are self-injurers. Seventy nine percent of these people are under eighteen, ten percent are young adults, and sixty seven percent are females aged eighteen and under. (“Facts and Statistics.”) A person who self-harms is likely to have gone through difficult or painful experiences as a child, or as a young adult. They probably felt as if they had no one to confide in, so they didn’t receive the support and the emotional outlet that they needed. Most cases are related to past negligence, separation, bullying, harassment, being abused, isolated, or even being sent to a hospital or another institution where they did not feel comfortable....   [tags: Swear Jar, Suicidal Thoughts]

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Lady Lazarus, by Sylvia Plath

- “Lady Lazarus” is a poem by Sylvia Plath, written in 1962 shortly before her death in early 1963, and published posthumously by her husband, poet Ted Hughes, in 1965 in the collected volume Ariel. “Lady Lazarus” is a poem about suicide as a rebirth, and was in part inspired by Plath's own life and draws heavily on Plath's lifelong struggle with bipolar depression and suicidal feelings, and uses holocaust imagery to paint a bleak portrait of suicide and hopelessness. Sylvia Plath was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1932 to a German immigrant college professor and his graduate student-turned-wife....   [tags: biographical, historical and literary analysis]

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Family Roles And Gender Inequality

- Family Roles and Gender Inequality of the 1950s Imagine life as a woman in the 1950s: struggling with the idea that men are superior to women, and stuck in a life filled with empty opportunities. Esther Greenwood, protagonist from the novel The Bell Jar, contemplated this problem as she began learning the typical customs expected of women during the 1950s. Pressured by both her mother and society to accept a future devoid of genuine happiness and adventure, Esther lost control of her own life and spiraled downward into a continuous cycle of denial and depression....   [tags: Gender role, Family, Gender, Sylvia Plath]

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Sylvia Plath

- Sylvia Plath        Sylvia Plath was a remarkable twentieth century American poet. Her poetry focused on depression, aspects on suicide, death, savage imagery, self-destruction and painful feelings of women. Plath attempts to exorcise the oppressive male figures that haunted her life served as one of the fundamental themes in her poetry.   Her poetry is a good example on how "suffering and transformation could be within traditional poetic contexts" (Initiation p.142). She also believed that a poem "must give an expression to the poet's own anguish because suffering has become the central fact of historical and personal existence" (Initiation p.143)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Holding Onto Reality

- Holding Onto Reality For me, Holding On to Reality, by , does just that: grabs on to the realest, most relatable ideas about the Information Age, and refuses to let go. I have had a difficult time talking and writing about Borgmann. For our class listserv responses, I felt like I had nothing to comment on. In our class discussions, I had a hard time figuring out what everyone was talking about. Borgmann’s writing style (and diction and even content) is clear and straightforward, and it leaves me at a loss for anything to interpret or explicate....   [tags: Albert Borgmann Technology Essays]

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Esther's Path to Fulfillment

- The picture of the perfect 1950s marriage as depicted through television sitcoms of that era display a happy family with a loving dutiful wife, a handsome businessman husband, and two or three children. What marriage then or now does this idealistic version truly portray. In the past few decades and especially in recent years that version of a marriage has greatly changed. The dynamic of how a marriage works has been significantly altered in the years since the 1950s. At that time the woman was expected to stay home, have babies, and care for the home while the husband was out in the work force....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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The Chains of Femininity

- Throughout The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath explores a number of themes, particularly regarding the gender roles, and subsequently, the mental health care system for women. Her 19-year-old protagonist, Esther Greenwood, is the vessel through which Plath poses many probing questions about these topics to the reader. In the 1950’s when the novel was set, women were held to a high standard- to be attractive but pure, intelligent but submissive, and to generally accept the notion of bettering oneself only in order to make life more comfortable for the significant male in her life....   [tags: Gender Roles, Esther]

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Biography of Sylvia Plath

- Sylvia Plath lived in a time where once a woman got married, she was expected to drop all of her career ambitions and become a housewife for her husband. A young woman was expected to marry a rich and successful man, even if she did not really love him. Everything a woman did was for status in society. Plath, often regarded now as a feminist, had faced these problems in her own life and they had even caused her to become clinically depressed. She had ideas of her own such as becoming a famous poet or even becoming an editor and did not want to drop all of it for a man....   [tags: writer, career, passion]

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Sylvia Plath: A Poet

- Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts. Plath’s mom met her soul mate while she was a master’s student at Boston University. Sylvia’s mom’s name was Aurelia Schober, and her dad’s name was Otto Plath. When Sylvia was only 8 years old, her father died from problems with diabetes. Her father was very strict and mean. Sylvia’s father’s death and strict authority was the reason for all her poems and stories. She specifically wrote a poem about her father, “Daddy”. Sylvia was always driven to succeed in life even in her early years as a child....   [tags: Suicide, Depression]

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Sylvia Plath's Lady Lazarus and Stings

- Lady Lazarus and Stings Sylvia Plath's works are known for their extremes. Much of the influence of her poems came from the males in her life that had the most effect on her; her father, Otto Plath and Ted Hughes, who she married and later it fell apart when Ted began having an affair. The effects of these men on her were mostly negative, making her poems to have loathing and suffering. Otto Plath published a book about bees early in Sylvia's life, and he kept bees, which was an n activity later carried on by his daughter....   [tags: Lady Lazarus Essays]

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A Foggy Biography

- When one is in a fog, one can see nothing but an endless amount of grey, covering the area. When one is outside of the fog, one sees a cloud. Fogs and clouds serve as metaphors for many subjects. They could mean the last bit of opportunity before a bitter ending, or lack of clarity, or even lack of boundaries. Many writers use such metaphors in books, and they have become almost cliché. Poets also use such techniques less frequently. Both Sylvia Plath and Carl Sandburg have used those themes at least once....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Chemistry: Gas-Liquid Chromatography

- Extraction To obtain oils from plant materials steam distillation is typically used. Solvent extraction is also used to create a resinoid (resembling characteristics of resin). Solvent extraction is commonly used with volatile substances that may be lost with distillation. Solvent used are pentane, hexane, and mixes of solvents such as ethyl acetate and hexane which is commonly used in place of benzene (see Figure 2). Gas-Liquid Chromatography Gas-Liquid Chromatography is the process of separating complex mixtures into the components and measuring the individual components....   [tags: extraction, resinoid, benzene]

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Sylvia Plath’s Life

- Elizabeth Winder’s Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 illuminates different aspects of Sylvia Plath’s life. However, Winder depicts Plath not as the mythologized martyr of a collapsed marriage or the tragic woman poet with a debilitating illness but rather as a young girl wanting to immerse herself in the rich, material culture of her time. Winder’s biography gives insight to the life of an intelligent young woman amidst the gender constraints of mid-century America, a theme that is further explicated in Plath’s novel, The Bell Jar....   [tags: biography, work]

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Presentation of Dora in the First 3 Chapters of Bell

- Examine Murdoch's presentation of Dora in the first three chapters. How does she produce sympathy for her in the reader. Murdoch uses many techniques to produce sympathy for Dora in the reader such as interior disclosure and the negative appearance and actions of Paul. The first three chapters are written mostly from Dora's perspective. This has the effect of connecting the reader with Dora and alienated the reader from Paul who acts aggressively and is not given thoughts to justify this. One way Murdoch produces sympathy for Dora in the reader is by giving the reader an insight into Dora's state of mind....   [tags: European Literature]

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Banning Harry Potter Impedes Upon Our Rights

- Banning Harry Potter Impedes Upon Our Rights Muggles, Quidditch, and Hermoine. Do any of these words look familiar to you. If you are over the age of 11 then probably not these three words come from the Harry Potter book series. Muggles are non-magic people, quidditch is a ball game, and Hermoine is a young wizard and one of the main characters of the Potter series. I know these things because I have had the chance to read these wonderfully imaginative books. I believe it is wrong for the government or literary groups to ban books because books are a way for children to learn to read and develop an imagination, censorship impedes on our first amendment rights, and there is...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Censorship]

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An Analysis of Sylvia Plath's Poem, Daddy

- An Analysis of Sylvia Plath's Poem, Daddy Sylvia Plath's famous poem "Daddy" seems to refer quite consistently to her deceased father (and obliquely to her then estranged husband Ted Hughes) by use of many references that can clearly be associated with the background of Otto Plath, emphasizing his German heritage. These include the "Polish town" where Otto was born, the atrocities of the German Nazis in the Second World War ("Dachau, Auschwitz, Belsen"), the "Luftwaffe," and even the professorial pose of Dr....   [tags: Sylvia Plath Daddy Essays]

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Women Empowerment by Demystification of Motherhood

- Women Empowerment by Demystification of Motherhood Patriarchy has tactfully created a myth that motherhood is the only sphere that is essentially ordained for women. Women as a sex are considered to be the natural reproducers of mankind - naturally supposed to be the child bearers and rearers. Patriarchy celebrates this innate capacity of women as the so called woman – power. It indulges in an exaggeration of the motherly values of nature. Self effacement, unconditional love and devoted service are demanded from women for the perpetuation of patriarchal norms....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Pole Climbers

- POLE CLIMBERS Ringing Bell Company has to redesign the selection process for the position of outdoor craft technician due to an adverse impact on employment opportunities for women. Currently the failing rate is at 70% for women compared to 30% for men. The reasons identified for high failing rate for the installation school's training program include physical inability to climb poles, fear of height, an accident during pole climbing while at training school, strenuous work involved and some women have also mentioned that they felt influenced by the interviewer while applying for the outdoor craft position of a installer-repairer and line worker....   [tags: Human Resource Hiring Case Study Ringing Bell]

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Prevention of Falls in Hospitalized Older Adults

- Falls prevention of hospitalized older adults in acute medical Units: Evidence based nursing interventions. Introduction A fall is a lethal event that results from an amalgamation of both intrinsic and extrinsic factors which predispose an elderly person to the incident (Naqvi et al 2009). The frequency of hospital admission due to falls for older people in Australia, Canada, UK and Northern Ireland range from 1.6 to 3.0 per 10 000 population (WHO 2012). The prevalence of senior citizen’s falls in acute care settings varies widely and the danger of falling rises with escalating age or frailty....   [tags: Vitamin D Supplementation, Call Bell]

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You Who Think I 'm Mean

- For those of you who think I’m mean to Stacey and Riley Takes, I offer the following. After winning their own Cascade tournament, the girls competed at Northeast. It was a bit of a mixed bag, but on the whole they did well. Riding home with the Takes women and myself were goofballs Brittany Koppes and Skylar Dossey. We stopped at McDonald’s in Maquoketa, and the car was full of conversation on the way home. Riley was telling Brittany and Skylar about how she and her sweetie Spencer Green celebrated their first anniversary....   [tags: Woman, Mother, Grand Bell Awards]

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Sylvia Plath's Poetry

- Sylvia Plath's Poetry Wrapped in gaseous mystique, Sylvia Plath’s poetry has haunted enthusiastic readers since immediately after her death in February, 1963. Like her eyes, her words are sharp, apt tools which brand her message on the brains and hearts of her readers. With each reading, she initiates them forever into the shrouded, vestal clan of her own mind. How is the reader to interpret those singeing, singing words. Her work may be read as a lone monument, with no ties to the world she left behind....   [tags: Sylvia Plath Poem Essays]

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Summary Of Peter Pan

- Chapter 15 --Flights of Fancy. In the movie Peter Pan, Peter sprinkles fairy dust and flies away to Neverland. Neverland is an imaginary place very It’s where Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys and other mythical creatures live. It’s considered a safe place for them. This flight represents escape and freedom by the Peter Pan, the children and all his friends being free from the real world. Being able to still hold onto their precious childhood. In a song by Ruth B. called Lost boy, she sings the line “He sprinkled me in pixie dust and told me to believe, Believe in him and believe in me....   [tags: Tinker Bell, The Vampire Diaries, Peter and Wendy]

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Sylvia Plath

- Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath is a writer whose life has generated much interest. This may be because of her tragic, untimely death and her highly personal writings. Studying Sylvia^s life lets her readers understand her works better. Many of the imagery and attitudes in her poetry are based on her life experiences. Throughout her short life, Sylvia Plath loved the sea. She spent her childhood years on the Atlantic coast just north of Boston. This setting provides a source for a lot of her poetic ideas....   [tags: essays papers]

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sylvia plath

- Price Page 1 Sylvia Plath, a complex poet, a complex mind. Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932 and committed suicide on February 11, 1963. During this short thirty years, many works were provided that served as a window into one fragile mind. Years of mental stability acted as a catalyst for the production of many famous works. Although it is still difficult to analyze Plath’s mind, its products are still being cherished and praised. Plath published many works in her lifetime, yet her most famous works which include The Bell Jar, Ariel, “Crossing the Water”, Letters Home, & Johnny Panic, & The Bible of Dreams were are published after her death (Bloom 163-4)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Michael Shermer : The Pattern Behind Self Deception

- Ted Talk Michael Shermer: The Pattern Behind Self-Deception Michael Shermer writes for Septic magazine, which investigates many different scientific and quasi-scientific controversies. He begins the talk by demonstrating a device called ADE 651. The ADE 651 was sold to the Iraqi government for 40,000 dollars each. It was said to work by electrostatic magnetic ion attraction. Shermer explains how that was simply a big bunch of crock. He discusses how there is a danger to pseudoscience that we can be made to believe in any little thing such as the ADE 651....   [tags: Classical conditioning, Behaviorism]

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Beans, Beans, The Glorious Fruit

- On any given day, nearly 14% of the U.S. population eats beans, according to government statistics. Many West Virginians, particularly those from the southern coalfields, are probably already starting to chuckle at the percentage. Multiple that maybe by seven (98%) if counting supper plates in the mountain state and while you’re at it, change that “given day” to every day. To say that “brown beans”--the typical reference for pinto beans, actually--are a staple is understating it. The prevalence on plates in the mountains even defies comparison or relevance to other regional foods....   [tags: Nutrition]

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Analysis and Description of The Fireflies

- The firefly is sometimes referred to as a “lightening bug.” There are about 2,000 firefly species; for the most part they live in warm but humid environments. Fireflies are neither flies nor bugs; they are actually part of the beetle family. Fireflies are from the Animalia kingdom, and are of the Lampyridae family. Fireflies hibernate over winter by burrowing underground, under water or settle under the bark of a tree some can live for several years by hibernating as larva during the winter. Most everyone knows how the fireflies got their name; the firefly produces light through a bioluminescence chemical reaction that allows them to glow however, fireflies in the western Untied States lack...   [tags: firefly, lightening bug, cold light]

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What's For Dinner - Original Writing

- What's For Dinner - Original Writing ‘It was Thursday,’ Fasial complained, ‘fish and chips day, so why are we having shepherds pie?’ ‘I don’t know?’ said Umar. Fasial and Umar were twins and went to the same school. Umar spent half his time at school keeping his brother out of trouble. He swallowed large portions of the pie ‘Its very tasty anyway. Try it,’ said Umar to Fasial. Fasial tried it, it was good, but he wasn’t going to admit it, because he was looking forward to fish and chips and shepherds pie wasn’t the same....   [tags: Papers]

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The Hippie Subculture

- The Hippie Movement: The Philosophy behind the Counterculture The sixties was a decade of liberation and revolution, a time of great change and exciting exploration for the generations to come. It was a time of anti-war protests, free love, sit-ins, naked hippie chicks and mind-altering drugs. In big cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Paris, there was a passionate exchange of ideas, fiery protests against the Vietnam War, and a time for love, peace and equality. The coming together of like-minded people from around the world was spontaneous and unstoppable....   [tags: 1960s America, american history]

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A Cold Day In Seattle

- (this is a paper i wrote for english the grade was an A) A Cold Day In Seattle It was a cold winter day on that dreadful morning. School was closed because of a holiday. Justen’s friends Jeremy and Billy came over to see if he could go to Capitol Hill with them. He agreed and their friend Ryan drove them. It was about 1:00pm when we they there, but the three boys would of never have gone if they only knew. Ryan dropped the trio of and said he would be back at 8:00pm in the same spot, because he had band practice at 3:00....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Life - Original Writing

- My Life - Original Writing It is the year 3000. The school I am at is smiggles Junior, I am getting ready to go up to a new school called smog's high school. There's only two days left to go and I am getting nervous. I have all the visits and im going to be the bottom of the school again by the way im zoop zog from the planet zap on the horos band and im here to give you the story of my life, probably boring, but who knows what will happen. Hi, good morning one more day left to go at smiggles but I have to leave....   [tags: Papers]

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Jars of Clay

- In the celebrated poem by American author Wallace Stevens, “Anecdote of the Jar,” we are driven to examine and understand the many symbolic connotations of “the jar” in its particular placement upon a hill; those of which may potentially coincide with the many interpretations of this world. While “the jar” represents many ideas corresponding to our paradigms of how we perceive our world, the most profound idea to me is the notion of emptiness which parallels the reality of emptiness in the prose “Clay” by James Joyce....   [tags: Poetry]

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Discussion Of Meaning Of Brushing My Teeth With My Roommate

- Discussion of Meaning of Brushing my Teeth with my Roommate In the small amount of time that I have been studying activity analysis, I understanding that the physical demands of an activity are sometimes not as important as the developed meaning a client has for an activity. I can very easily say that this is the case for me and brushing my teeth at night. I see the importance of oral hygiene which is obvious to most American’, however standing there and doing this task every night with my roommate makes it one of the most meaningful occupations that I have....   [tags: Toothpaste, Oral hygiene, Toothbrush, Activity]

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Human Activities Increase Greenhouse Gases

- ... Each greenhouse gas absorbs heat differently. Greenhouse gases let the visible and ultraviolet light in sunlight pass through Earth's atmosphere unconstrained to reach the Earth's surface. When sunlight strikes the Earth's surface, it is reflected back to the atmosphere as heat, and the greenhouse gases absorb this heat and it warms the planet. Without greenhouse gases, Earth's surface would average about 33 C° colder than the present average temperature (14 °C). Therefore, the "greenhouse effect" refers to the natural phenomenon that keeps the Earth in a temperature range that allows life to flourish....   [tags: warming, temperature, atmosphere]

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Photosynthesis and its Discovery

- Photosynthesis The Prentice Gallery Chemistry book defines photosynthesis as, “The procedure by which green plants and algae use radiant power from the sun to fuse glucose from carbon dioxide and water.” The glory of discovering photosynthesis does not belong to any one scientist, but rather numerous scientists contributed to refining the concept we now know as photosynthesis. Before describing the process of photosynthesis, I will provide a brief description of several of the important events that led to its discovery....   [tags: Scientists, Plants, Carbon Dioxide]

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Classical Vs. Classical Conditioning

- Classical Conditioning is defined as “learning that occurs when a neutral stimulus begins to elicit a response that was originally caused by another stimulus (Krause, 196).” Before classical conditioning, there is an unconditioned stimulus which is followed by the unconditioned response. This is known as the “unlearned phase”. Before conditioning begins, there will be a neutral stimulus which won’t elicit the response, since it hasn’t been connected to any type of response yet. After the conditioning has occurred, there will be a stimulus, such as a shock or sound, which will elicit the conditioned response....   [tags: Operant conditioning, Classical conditioning]

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Management Systems : Positive Behavior Management System

- BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Positive Behavior Management System Having a system for managing students’ behavior is important for the students and for the teacher. Students need to be acknowledged when they do something well so they can do it again. Even as adults we sometimes need acknowledgement. I know at my job we are always acknowledged when we get a customer to apply for a credit or debit card. If the students are not being acknowledge for their good deeds they wouldn’t want to try harder to do that same behavior again or even try harder....   [tags: English-language films, American films]

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Should Outdoor Smoking be Banned

- In the United States, twenty-five percent of U.S. citizens, over the age of fifteen, smoke cigarettes (Cohan and George 1). Citizens smoke cigarettes to experience the effects of nicotine, a drug that calms your brain, which is located in the tobacco smoke. The nicotine drug is awful for the human body; however, it is very addictive causing humans to crave the drug. The leading cause of diseases and premature death is tobacco, which results in 440,000 deaths per year in the United States; tobacco smoke is a huge problem causing health issues from asthma and lung cancer (Cohan and George 1)....   [tags: smoking, cigarettes, nicotine, tobacco]

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Candles Then and Now

- Have you ever walked into a store that sold candles. What a beautiful sight to see and even better smell in the air. Have you ever thought about what all goes into making them. When making candles there are many things to consider; what is the purpose or use, what type or style, how long does it need to last, and the necessary tools. There are so many different types of candles; jar, votive, pillar, taper, single and multiple wicks are just the beginning. When looking at a candle, or even burning a candle, there is more to a candle then wax, color, wick, and smell, there is science to making candles....   [tags: egyptians, wicked candles, ]

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The Rice Project

- When the rice project was first explained to me, I was, as most people would be, quite skeptical. I consider myself to be a spiritual person to some extent, but I had no reason to believe any conscious energy or spiritual forces could be found in dry rice. I’ve heard about home experiments where one talks to potted plants, which was less strange since the plants were actually alive, but could the same really be said about store-bought rice. Despite my misgivings, I was perfectly willing to conduct this experiment with an open mind and cautious optimism....   [tags: Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Fermentation]

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