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Vegetarian and Vegans in America Today by Doctor Bernard

- “The Earth is so big. We can’t possible have any lasting, harmful impact on the Earth’s environment.”1 In the documentary, The Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore presents a brief synopsis of some of the outcomes that global warming has played on our delicate Earth. Mr. Gores objective is to “…separate truth from fiction…” by providing various statistics, charts, equations, pictures, while including his personal life experiences. The data gathered, and the trends of different climatological graphs, were introduced to the public in order to provide a finer comprehension of the situation at hand....   [tags: health, cancer, diet]

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The Removal of Books from Schools and Dress Codes

- People are allowed to dress however they want but when they are in school there are certain restrictions and guidelines so that the students won’t get distracted by what someone else is wearing. On court case is Briana Stephenson v. Davenport. In the eighth grade, Briana Stephenson got a tattoo of a cross between her thumb and index finger. The tattoo had gone unnoticed for three years until Briana was in the tenth grade and gang activity was increasing. A school consular had noticed the tattoo and reported it to the principal thinking it was a gang symbol....   [tags: tatoos, uniforms, restrictions]

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Hamlet by William Shakespeare

- Hamlet seemed like a very intresting book to me, because of the series of unfortunate events were more like a domino affect. Their was no space in between these events. The death of Hamlets father to him loosing his sanity from learning the truth about his fathers death. The death of Ophealias father and that leading to her own. It taking hamlet to realize he loved ophelia after she died. In the begnning when Horation, Marcellus, and Bernardo witnessed Hamlets father ghost walking the nights. Horatio tried to speak to him, but he would not respond....   [tags: ghost, marcelo, bernardo]

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George Orwell's Animal Farm and William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- ... Some of the commandments that Napoleon broke were “no animal shall sleep in a bed” and “no animal shall drink alcohol” The commandment of “no animal shall sleep in a bed” was altered to “no animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets,” so that the pigs could sleep on the beds in the farmhouse between two blankets. The commandment of “no animal shall drink alcohol” was altered to “no animal shall drink alcohol in excess,” this commandment was altered so that Napoleon and the other pigs could drink alcohol, even though he eventually allowed the rest of the animals on the farm to drink alcohol too....   [tags: critical lens essay, society's issues critique]

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George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion

- For my Pygmalion performance, I decided to do a scene from Act II where Eliza encounters Higgins and Pickering for the first time together in the mansion. One of the main reasons why I chose this part of the play was because it was a starting point for important things that later takes place in the story. This was the initial point where Eliza meets Higgins and has a decent conversation about what she wants to do with her future, and in the end it results in Higgins making that decision for her....   [tags: my playwright performance essay]

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Bernard Marx - Brave New World

- Bernard Marx, being a male Alpha, is the type of person who just doesn’t really fit in. While just about all people are very open about their thoughts and personal feelings, Bernard is very secretive about many of his thoughts and actions. For instance, when Lenina tries to talk to him about “having her,” his face goes pale and he insists that they discuss it in private (pg 58). He seems to be very concerned about what people would think if he started talking about that kind of stuff in front of them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Father and Son by Bernard MacLaverty

- Father and Son By Bernard MacLaverty Father and Son is a story about the relationship between a widower father and his teenage son. “Father and Son” “Father and Son” is a story about the relationship between a widower father and his teenage son. They live in Belfast, in a neighbourhood with a lot of violence. At night they can hear the sound of ambulances criss-crosses the dark. Both the son and the father are scared to sleep at night, but the son will not admit his fears to his father. The father is concerned for his son’s life....   [tags: English Literature]

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The House of Bernarda Alba

- The play "The House Of Bernarda Alba" gives an interesting portrayal of a middle class home consisting entirely of women. The plot is set in a small town, middle class house in a society dominated by men. It is believed to be set somewhere in Spain in the 1930s. The play was written in a time when the suppression of woman was still strong. The mother, the head of the household, does everything she believes is necessary to keep her house within a good social standing in the town. The mother had become the master of the house after her husband died, which makes her work harder to keep a good reputation for her house of women....   [tags: European Literature]

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Social Classes in George Bernard Shaw’s "Pygmalion" and the Movie "My Fair Lady"

- George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, is a humorous, yet moral, play that portrays the active social classes and lifestyles in Britain. The play features the main character Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, who embarks on the formidable task of teaching a flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, how to speak English properly, and then passing her off as a duchess at the royal ball. Pygmalion was later adapted into the film, My Fair Lady in 1964, and although there are many differences between the two, the play delivers Shaw’s central message of social criticism, which is not to interfere within other social classes and not to meddle in society, more effectively than the movie....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, classism, My Fair ]

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Key Features of Laverty's Father and Son

- Describe the key features if a short story you have enjoyed, saying what has impressed you most about it. “Father and Son” is written by Bernard Mac Laverty. One of the main themes of “Father and Son” is the breakdown of a family relationship. A main feature of “Father and Son” is repetition and this feature helps to show the relationship between the father and son. Another feature is tones, each character reveals different examples of tones. The son has an aggressive tone, while the father has a caring and almost frail tone....   [tags: Bernard Mac Laverty]

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The Devil’s Disciple by George Bernard Shaw

- The Devil’s Disciple by George Bernard Shaw In the melodrama The Devils Disciple by George Bernard Shaw, Judith Anderson is the only character that becomes a ‘changed’ person at the end of the play. At first glance, the two main characters Richard Dudgeon and Anthony Anderson seem to be the characters that undergo a character exchange. But as we study the play in greater detail, we are able to explore the significant changes Shaw has intentionally inflicted in Judith Anderson, to convey the theme of ‘appearance and reality’....   [tags: Papers]

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A New Perception of Eliza

- ... In order to make it happen, she is willing to seek help and do whatever it takes; including changing the way she looks and the way she talks to be like any well-mannered British woman. “No: I don't want no gold and no diamonds. I'm a good girl, I am. [She sits down again, with an attempt at dignity]. (2.145)”. Unlike the other girls, Eliza wants no money, fancy dresses or dashing jewelry. She insists to maintain her pride and her plans to work in a flower shop. She declares her capability of being independent and her determination throughout the six months she’s spent with Higgins; and Eliza knows exactly the path she is choosing for herself....   [tags: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw]

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Candida by George Bernard Shaw

- Candida by George Bernard Shaw This isn't necessarily a negative thing; they're all well suited to each other, and create a sort of synergy that drives the play. But they're each quite different in their own respect. The main ones, Candida, Eugene and James are all written to be strong characters, and the way they were portrayed in the production our class saw lived up to this classification. However, this doesn't apply to everything. Some of the characters were stretched to make the play appeal to a newer generation in a newer day and age, at the expense of the dignity of at least one of the characters....   [tags: Candida George Bernard Shaw Essays]

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Eliza as a Strong, Assertive Woman in Pygmalion

- Eliza as a Strong, Assertive Woman in Pygmalion Bernard Shaw’s comedy Pygmalion presents the journey of an impoverished flower girl into London’s society of the early 20th century. Professor Higgins proposes a wager to his friend Colonel Pickering that he can take a common peddler and transform her into royalty. Eliza Doolittle is the pawn in the wager. But little does Higgins know the change will go far beyond his expectations: Eliza transforms from a defensive insecure girl to a fully confident,strong, and independent woman....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion Essays]

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Father and Son Relationships in Bernard McLaverty’s ‘Father and Son’ and ‘Trojan Sofa’

- Bernard McLaverty’s ‘Father and Son’ and ‘Trojan Sofa’ both explore the relationships between parent and child. The interaction between parent and child in these texts contrast greatly, leaving the reader to consider the complexities of family relationships. ‘Father and Son’ outlines a tragic story in which the father tries to help his son with his drug habit, but is unsuccessful and subsequently the son dies in his arms, whereas in ‘Trojan Sofa’ the father uses his son to do work for him, within a life of crime, and in turn, both of these situations are intensely difficult, but greatly different....   [tags: Bernard McLaverty]

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The Natural

- The Natural The Natural written by Bernard Malamud was a very well written book. I really am not a big fan of baseball but I did enjoy this novel. This book is about never giving up no matter how bad the situations gets. Roy Hobbs wanted to be the best baseball player that ever lived, who broke all the records, and when he went walking down the street he wanted people to say, “Hey that’s Roy Hobbs,the greatest player of all times.” He would have been excellent and could have played baseball for many years, but someone didn’t want that....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Friend: A Look at Bernard from Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

- In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, there are many characters that act in both the past and present through the musings of Willy Loman, one of the main characters in the play. Because of this, the audience gains different perspectives on every character. This also illustrates brilliantly how all the characters influence each other’s stories. One of such characters emerges in the part of Bernard. Though this is a notably minor role, Bernard has, or potentially has, an important influence on Willy’s son Biff....   [tags: perspective, characters, past, role]

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Hypocritical Christianity Exposed in Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara

- Hypocritical Christianity Exposed in Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara Bernard Shaw reveals in his plays a type of religious standard that is not unlike Christianity but with what most people see as a stereotypical view of hypocritical Christianity. Shaw's concept of Crosstianity , as he calls it, shows a religion in which the church preaches what the rich and powerful tell it, scoundrels are treated as equals, and punishment is concerned with prosecution rather than salvation. "Poetic justice" rules judicial retribution rather than redemption....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Major Barbara Essays]

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The Magic Barrel

- Most people spend much of their life looking for love. They look for love in many different people. Some people believe that love finds its way to where it needs to be, and some believe that love must be sought after. In Malamud’s story, “The Magic Barrel” one of his characters says “Love comes with the right person, not before” (Malamud 49). This implies that when two people find the right person, they will find love. Defining love has been one of the most difficult words to define in the English language....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Effect of the Schlemiel in The Fixer

- Effect of the Schlemiel in The Fixer Throughout literature, many Jewish authors have attempted to capture the innocence and heroism of the Jew through the "schlemiel." In, The Fixer, Bernard Malamud has created a character who has completely embraced the idea of the schlemiel. The schlemiel, as defined by Ruth Wisse in The Schlemiel as A Modern Hero, is a character who stands for a whole race of people (Wisse x). Yakov Bok the protagonist of The Fixer represents all aspects of the Jew: the pain and the foolishness experienced by the Jew felt rolled into one....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Fixer]

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The Reality of Napoleonic Wars in Sharpe's Regiment by Bernard Cornwell

- Crashing cannon balls, firing muskets, Calvary charging with blades of cold steel. These are the images that are presented to people when contemplating, which many people in our society do very often, the Napoleonic wars. The reality is quite the contrary, to some extent this image is true. The reality is the Napoleonic wars were ones of attrition. The goal of army’s were to have enough troops to sustain the ability to fight in the next battle. The British government had this attrition as one of the principal complications with their army and Navy do to their constant involvement in war no matter where public opinion stood....   [tags: troops, battle, commander]

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The Fantasy World of The Fixer

- The Fantasy World of The Fixer In Bernard Malamud's The Fixer, almost all of Yakov Bok's time is spent in prison. The Fixer is an examination of freedom and its compliment, commitment (Helterman 67 ). Though Bok has no physical freedom, the longer that he is imprisoned, the more true freedom he obtains. Bok is able to attain this freedom through his dreams and hallucinations. These sequences are important because they prevent the story from becoming static, but more important, they illustrate that true freedom lies within one's self....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Fixer]

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Bernard Williams and Utilitarianism

- The utilitarian faces many problems because he loses any ability to live a personal life. By this is meant that in making decisions the utilitarian must consider the steps which lead to the highest level of goodness in society. The utilitarian reaches for the greatest good for the greatest number of people. Two main aspects dominate the light of utilitarian beliefs. The consequentialist principle explains that in determining the rightness or wrongness of an act one must examine the results that will follow....   [tags: Ethics]

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George Bernard Shaw

- George Bernard Shaw was the son of an unsuccessful merchant. His mother was a singer who left his father to teach a singing class in London. At the age of fourteen, Shaw left school to work in an agent’s office. In 1876, he went to London where, supported by his parents, he wrote five novels (Columbia). All five novels were written in Shaw’s youth and were about the subjects that interested him most at that time. Those subjects were marriage, the role of artists in society, and the order of society (Satyanarayana)....   [tags: gender discrimination, pymalion]

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Ethical Issues Of The Business World Holds High Expectations

- The business world holds high expectations regarding what is ethical and what isn’t. Ethical behavior is behavior that a person considers to be not only appropriate, but also credible. When we are born, it is our parent’s responsibility to raise us in a way that teaches right from wrong. However, life becomes different when we are able to think for ourselves because then it becomes our own responsibility to decipher between right and wrong and this is when our moral principals begin to shape. As our moral principles continue to develop it can, at times, be severely affected by the people we associate with....   [tags: Ethics, Bernard Madoff, Ponzi scheme, Morality]

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Career Or Social Status Is More Important Than Hard Work

- Any athlete from high school to the professional ranks has most likely heard the phrase, “Hard work beats talent.” To them, this statement provides incentive to work hard, for even if their opponent is more talented than them, they can still be victorious through hard work. To some, hard work is the most important aspect of life. However, others may argue that one’s career or social status is much more important than hard work. In Bernard Malamud’s short story, The First Seven Years, the shop owner views social status as much more important than hard work....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

- In Aldous Huxley's novel, "Brave New World" he introduces a character named, Bernard Marx an alpha part of the upper higher class who does not quite fit in. Bernard is cursed by the surrounding rumors of something going wrong during his conditioning that he becomes bitter and isolates himself from those around him in the World State. Huxley's character experiences both alienation and enrichment to being exiled from a society that heavily relies on technology and forms of entertainment with little to no morals....   [tags: exile, alienated, bernard marx]

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Bernie Madoff And The Securities And Exchange Commission

- The Story of Bernie Madoff and the Securities and Exchange Commission Ponzi schemes are a continuing problem in the investment world and can only be stopped if the Securities and Exchange Commission does better safe guarding investors’ money. This paper will address Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme and how he was able to steal billions of dollars from investors. The reasons why the SEC responded so slowly to Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, and what can be done in the future to make sure another Ponzi scheme of this magnitude does not happen again....   [tags: Bernard Madoff]

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Modernism : The Modern Era

- The ‘Modern’ era began, approximately, in the mid-1800s (Worthen), following its predecessor the Romantic period, which was an era that was emotionally charged ad focused on the physical relationships between characters and being one-with-nature, rather than the focus of the modernist period which was to bring social and political issues or statements into the storyline of a script whilst still keeping the stage, characters and overall performance aesthetically pleasing for the audience of the particular period....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, Henrik Ibsen, Drama]

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An Analysis of "The Magic Barrel"

- An Analysis of "The Magic Barrel" Bernard Malamud's short story The Magic Barrel takes place in uptown New York and is centered around Leo Finkle, a rabbinical student who is about to be ordained. In hopes that being married may help him win over a congregation, Finkle solicits the help of a marriage broker by the name of Pinye Salzman. Salzman presents Leo with card after card each representing a potential marriage candidate. The number of possible suitors is so great that Salzman claims to have a barrel filled with these cards....   [tags: American Literature]

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George Bernard Shaw: Critic, Writer, and Activist

- In addition to being a political activist, a literary and musical critic, and a novelist, George Bernard Shaw was a playwright and a remarkable one at that; his extraordinary commentary on such facets of life as marriage, education, government, religion, and social status sets him apart from other playwrights of his time. The time of George Bernard Shaw’s education played a small, however important role in his career. The effect of his educational career as a student often moved into his literature....   [tags: Biography]

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Corporate Executives And Business Owners

- “Corporate executives and business owners need to realize that there can be no compromise when it comes to ethics, and there are no easy shortcuts to success. Ethics need to be carefully sown into the fabric of their companies” (Vivek Wadhwa). Therefore, if Merrill Lynch had not forgotten their ethics the lawsuits would not have been so detrimental to their brand. Charles Merrill, who was a native of Florida, embarked on a journey that would lead him on his way to New York; he had the precognition to separate much of his holdings before the 1929 crash....   [tags: Bernard Madoff]

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The Natural, By Kevin Baker

- Bernard Malamud emerged as a crucial and contemporary innovator of sports literature. Sports literature as defined by Kevin Baker’s introduction, are stories “drawing upon the natural drama of any sporting contest, and imparting life lessons freely along the way” (viii). Malamud’s debut novel The Natural, is a grim and “antiheroic tale” of a baseball player Roy Hobbs “whose ambitions and desires are constantly thwarted” (vii). Through his novel The Natural, Malamud emerges as a prestigious figure of sports literature through his combination of mythology and baseball, in order to create memorable works in this literary tradition....   [tags: Baseball, Bernard Malamud, The Natural, Novel]

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Revolves Around Three Villains : Dotcom, Hilton, And Assange

- Klosterman’s essay revolves around three villains: Dotcom, Hilton, and Assange. These people mostly dug their hands into copy righted information and used it to, according to Klosterman, cause villainy. After digging through photos and researching sites I realized that these issues where a lot deeper than that. A lot of the villainy taking place with these three people are tampering with the holes in our rights and it’s stirring into the issues that have already been going on around us. D. Reading Four Essay Klosterman describes villainy as a selfish act using technology to help themselves no matter how much harm it does to the people around them....   [tags: Ponzi scheme, Bernard Madoff, Irving Picard]

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Reflection On The Key Performance Indicators Book By Bernard Marr

- My reflection for this week on the Key Performance Indicators book by Bernard Marr. Sections five talks about employee perspective and section six is on corporate & social responsibility perspectives. I would have never thought of using key performance indicators to measure employee perspectives. I learned this is used more by the human resources managers that have a big responsibility to asses and evaluate the employees hired for their companies. The main goal for any company is to hire employees that will have a high return on investment....   [tags: Corporate social responsibility]

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Case: NY versus Bernhard Goetz

- In the case of NY v Bernhard Goetz, on December 22, 1984, a Saturday afternoon, Troy Canty, Darryl Cabey, Barry Allen, and James Ramseur boarded an IRT express subway train in the Bronx heading south toward lower Manhattan. The four young men rode together in the back section of seventh car of the train. The defendant Bernhard Goetz boarded the same subway train at 14th street in Manhattan and sat on a bench near the back section of the same car of the train as the four youths. Goetz carried an unlicensed .38 caliber pistol in his possession which was loaded with five rounds of ammunition in a waistband holster (Lender)....   [tags: assault and murder cases]

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Analysis of George Bernard Shaw´s Pygmalion

- Written Task II George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’ tells the story of a low-class flower girl called Eliza Doolittle, who one day encounters a phonetics professor named Henry Higgins. He believes that he can change Eliza’s speech and posture in such a way, that it would be plausible for Eliza to be a duchess, therefore Higgins wagers his friend Colonel Pickering on it. Higgins' bet is accepted by Pickering as well as by Eliza, since she will get to live in Higgins’ luxurious house. Once Eliza has moved in with him, Higgins puts a lot of effort into transforming Eliza’s Cockney accent into the speech of proper English....   [tags: text, language, audience, time]

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George Bernard Shaw and His Short Story About the Cremation of The Narrator's Mother

- George Bernard Shaw and His Short Story About the Cremation of The Narrator's Mother In a written exerpt from a letter about the cremation of his mother, George Bernard Shaw recalls her “passage” with humor and understanding. The dark humor associated with the horrid details of disposing of his mother's physical body are eventually reconciled with an understanding that her spirit lives on. He imagines how she would find humor in the bizarre event of her own cremation. The quality of humor unites Shaw and his mother in a bond that transcends the event of death and helps Shaw understand that her spirit will never die....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George Bernard Shaw 's `` It 's Not What You Know But How You Use It?

- “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” This quote by George Bernard Shaw implies that wisdom is a necessity for the future. Powerful people in history made terrible mistakes when they did not use their intelligence to benefit the world. Robert Sternberg argues that children should be taught how to use their knowledge to benefit society. I mostly agree with Sternberg on his views In his article “It’s not What You Know but How You Use It: Teaching for Wisdom” Robert Sternberg asserts that children be taught how to use their knowledge to benefit the world....   [tags: Education, Critical thinking, Intelligence]

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Paul Bernardo

- Paul Bernardo The urge shot through the mans body, uncontrollable, like sharks in a feeding frenzy. He could only quench his feverish desires by carrying out unspeakable devilish acts. The victim didn't matter, no thought was given to any implications of the satanic rituals. Several times Bernardo resorted to defecating of human beings in order to satisfy his sick and abnormal urges. Paul Bernardo's lustful and diverted sexual desires sprouted from the influence of pornography. Pornography caused him to fixate on anal intercourse, and violent, dominant sex....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Life and Career of George Bernard Shaw

- The Life and Career of George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw was an iconoclastic writer and speaker who embraced many subjects that his peers had not yet dared to embrace. He is considered to be the best and most significant playwright since William Shakespeare. His life and career were focused mainly on social reform. Bernard was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. His parents were mother Lucinda Elizabeth Garly and father George Carr Shaw. His father and grandfather were both alcoholics....   [tags: Papers]

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Class Struggles in the British Empire Displayed in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

- Throughout history, people of diverse cultures and different social standings have all shared the common issue of conforming to society's standards, unable fit the mold their community provides for them. The British civilization, the oldest societies recorded in history, has evolved drastically since it’s creation and even this great empire had its own issues with classism. The playwright George Bernard Shaw publicly displays the struggles of the poverty stricken class of the late nineteenth century....   [tags: poverty, society, standards]

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The Fixer: Irony

- The Fixer: Irony Irony is an overpowering force in Bernard Malamud's The Fixer. The sequence of events which Yakov Bok goes through makes the entire novel ironic. The chief irony of the novel lies in the fact that what Bok is attempting to escape, he cannot escape. To understand the irony in the novel, it is necessary to examine two major events in the circular life of Yakov Bok. Bok is attempting the escape his life in the shetl. He is wrongly persecuted for a ritual murder and attempts to escape his physical and mental torture....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Fixer]

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The Reader 's Book, By Alexandra De La Rosa

- The Reader Book Review, by Alexandra De La Rosa. (Vintage International, 1995, 218pp. $11.35) Bernhard Schlink is a German lawyer, philosopher, and writer. He wrote the book The Reader which is semi-autobiographical. The book tells a story of how a fifteen year old boy falls in love with a thirty-six year old women. The book is set in 1950s Germany after World War II. In part one of the book the relationship between Hanna and Michael develops. Michael meets Hanna when he gets sick on his way home and she helps him and takes him home....   [tags: The Reader, Bernhard Schlink, Writing]

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The Themes of Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw

- The play, Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw is about a phonetics expert who makes a bet that he can pass a Cockney flower girl as a duchess in the matter of a few months. This girl, Eliza does achieve the transformation, but at the expense of a familiar life in the gutters, and risks being caste off into the world with nowhere to turn. This play explores many themes, has extensive use of symbolism, interesting tonality, irony, and the play itself is an allusion to ancient Greek mythology. The major theme in Pygmalion is class....   [tags: Pygmalion Essays]

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Who Is Bernard Madoff?

- In the 1960’s, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities opened its doors in New York. Thirty years later, the investment firm closes its doors after losing $50 billion dollars of approximately 2,200 investors money. With $50 billion dollars on the line, it’s hard not to ask: Who is Bernard Madoff. How did he steal $50 billion dollars. What happened to his victims. Before we can delve into what can be considered the biggest con in American history, we need to fully understand what white collar crime is and how it impacts society....   [tags: Bernard Madoff, Ponzi scheme]

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Salem Story: Reading the Witch Trials of 1692, by Bernard Rosenthal

- When one evokes The Salem Witch Trials of 1692, the image that comes to most peoples minds are that of witches with pointed hats riding broomsticks. This is not helped by the current town of Salem, Massachusetts, which profits from the hundreds of thousands of tourists a year by mythologizing the trials and those who were participants. While there have been countless books, papers, essays, and dissertations done on this subject, there never seems to be a shortage in curiosity from historians on these events....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Sources]

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Love Despite Dominance in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel and The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca

- Literature often words complex phenomena, which otherwise possibly remain ignored. One example of such complex phenomena is the coexistence of two contradictory elements, dominance and love. Dominant personalities in Like Water for Chocolate and The House of Bernarda Alba, Mama Elena and Bernarda Alba respectively, do not explicitly display love towards their daughters, but it is revealed by their behaviour and uncharacteristic actions. Some elements of characterization or narrative mode in both the works try to limit the reader’s perception of the dominant personalities to their static characteristics....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]

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Changes to Bernard Marx Through the Progression of Brave New World by Huxley

- Bernard Marx is an intriguing character in the book Brave New World. At the beginning of the book, he is a very main character, but as the book goes on he is put more and more into the background of the story. The reason for this can be explained by the way his character changes as the book progresses. Aldous Huxley makes an interesting point by showing how a person can be changed by obtaining something he desires. It makes the readers wonder whether success would change them in the same way or if they would be able to maintain their character....   [tags: inadequate, drugs, success]

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The Ponzi Scheme Of Ponzi Schemes

- The case that was provided in the Stanwick textbook provided information on the Madoff Ponzi scheme which is said to be the largest of Ponzi schemes in the world. This case was a very interesting case. It showed how Bernard Madoffs massive falsehood created disaster for around 13,600 clients. The impact from Madoff did not end with his clients being impacted but also people far and in between. Madoffs Ponzi scheme was controlled through his company that consisted of his family being the head of the company, friends, and employees....   [tags: Bernard Madoff, Ponzi scheme]

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- English A Summer’s Reading Respect is a very dominant and important factor in the story of Bernard Malamud, “A Summer’s Reading.” The reach for respect from the people around him causes a lot of dilemma within the main character, George Stoyonovic. And those dilemmas led to consequences that George hated. George, a high school drop out, can not get any job during one summer. He decides to read the magazines found at home. But when he met Mr. Cattanzara, he immediately lies about the hundred books he is reading, in order for Mr....   [tags: English Literature]

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What Are Your Morals Mother?

- What Are Your Morals Mother. – Mrs. Warren’s Profession George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession is a feminist play that emphasizes the injustice and inequality towards women in society on a professional and informal aspect. Mrs. Warren’s Profession highlights the concept of iconoclasm while mocking the typical plot of a play from nineteenth century London. In doing so Shaw exposes the reader to a diverse and unprecedented point-of-view that focuses on the rocky relationship between a sentimental mother and her practical daughter....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, George Bernard Shaw, Woman, Morality]

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Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

- Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw "Arms and the Man" starts with gunfire on a dark street in a small town. The romantic and willful Raina is about to begin her true-life adventure by sheltering the handsome fugitive Bluntschli, enemy of her equally handsome fiancé Sergius The setting of the play is in war-torn Bulgaria, and focuses not only on the romance between the young people of the play, but the atrocities that go on during war times and the ability of people not so very far removed from these atrocities to ignore them completely....   [tags: Plays George Bernard Shaw Literature Essays]

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Analyzing The Interviewing Of Paul Bernardo

- Analyzing the Interviewing of Paul Bernardo Interviewing can occur in a formal format, such as in a police station, but can also be as simple as a conversation between two, or more, individuals (Holmgren, 2017, p. 12). The purpose of interviewing can vary depending on the situation, but a variety of factors, such as verbal cues, non-verbal cues, and the environment, are all influential parts of the interview (p. 2-5). Interviewing is a crucial part to part of the justice system because it builds a relationship between the participants in a case and can have a impact on the information available in a case (p....   [tags: Interview, Semi-structured interview]

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Analysis of Bernard Malamud's "The Magic Barrel"

- In the traditional Jewish community, the arranged marriage is the approved model for marital relations. Arranged marriages still continue to exist today in modern orthodox Jewish communities. The shadchanim, or marriage brokers, were respected members of society. Often, the shadchanim were the Rabbis, who viewed the arranging of marriages as one of their duties to the community. Through time, however, the arranging of marriages lost its distinction and became the livelihood for the lower classes in the Jewish community....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Fixer

- The Fixer In the novel, The Fixer, the author, Bernard Malamud, presents to us a poor Jewish handyman living in Russia during the early 1900’s, before the Russian revolution had begun. Destroyed by his wife’s disavowal, Yakov Shepsovitch Bok leaves his shtetl in search of opportunities for a better life. After a few months of desperate searching, Yakov sneaks out of the ghetto to look for work among the goyim. As he searches the streets, he stumbles upon a man who lay drunk on the floor. Yakov immediately recognizes a pin on the man’s coat as belonging to the anti-Semite organization called the Black Hundreds....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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How Bernard Malamuds, The Natural, uses Style to potray Historical events in his era

- Each writer is influenced in many different ways, but, in general, most of their inspiration comes from those events occurring within the era they are living in. They also use various different techniques or styles to portray those events in their writings. Bernard Malamud wrote a novel, published in 1952, called The Natural. This novel used numerous different stylistics elements to reveal the impact sports had in the late 1940s. One central stylistic element used, in The Natural, to show the impact of sports, in the late 1940s, was structure....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The N Word By Emily Bernard

- What does it mean to say the “N-word” both it in its original form, or as the “N-word’, and what is the context for the impact which occurs when it leaves the mouths of blacks and or whites. I begin with a look at ‘Teaching the N-Word” by Emily Bernard, she is a 30 year old African American professor who teaches at University of Vermont which happens to be a predominantly white institution. She works alongside her husband, a white man, who is also a professor of African American History ; her brother writes for The Source and urges her students to think about the ways in which the “N-word” is used in pop culture....   [tags: African American, Black people, Nigger, Negro]

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My Teacher As A Teacher

- We all remember our teachers and for different reasons but an outstanding teacher, ones that we truly remember and cherish that memory have in some way moulded our lives. Outstanding teacher really can change lives. We often hear people say they were inspirational, they made me love school/a subject, I love being in their lessons… Whilst writing this section I reflected on my time as a primary school pupil and three very different teachers in three very different schools immediately came to mind… and probably have never been too far from my consciousness....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, George Bernard Shaw]

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John Stuart Mill And Bernard Williams

- Utilitarianism is a difficult topic to fathom, for it requires a large amount of questions and self-evaluation. In order to understand utilitarianism, think of bad versus bad. A principle stating that when one is faced with two difficult decisions, which choice would be less harmful for all of those involved. John Stuart Mill and Bernard Williams describe utilitarianism as pain versus pleasure or the lesser of two evils approach, and how that approach ties into ones ultimate choice. Utilitarianism is not about the pursuit of happiness, rather, it is really about picking which evil is the best evil....   [tags: Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Morality, John Stuart Mill]

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SWOT of Popular Holdings Berhard

- SWOT of Popular Holdings Berhard STRENGHTS The strength for Popular holdings Berhad are the core values of the company. The core values of the company are People, Objectivity, Product, Unity, Leadership, Action, and Reward & Recognition. According to the first core value of Popular , people are their customers, they are their greatest asset. Second core value states that Popular approach their work positively through pro-active participation and open communication. The third core value says that Popular provides their customers quality product at a reasonable price and the fourth value says that Popular respect their people and promote teamwork....   [tags: Business Analysis Strategy Management]

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The Cajuns : Americanization Of A People By Shane K. Bernard

- Southern culture is based upon three main things. The south is known for its hospitality, language, and food. Here is a bit of an overview on the history and background of the Cajun culture and language. Cajun culture began with the arrival of French Acadians who migrated to and settled in what is now Louisiana mainly between 1765 and 1785 (Cajuns, 1996). Cajun French is a variety of the French language spoken primarily in Louisiana, specifically in the southern parishes (Cajun French, 2016). The Cajuns spoke French almost exclusively until the 20th century....   [tags: French language, Louisiana, Cajun French]

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Die Brucke (The Bridge) by Bernhard Wicki

- Die Brücke, 1959 (The Bridge) by Bernhard Wicki is frequently acknowledged as a momentous anti-war film, though its significance is more nuanced and multifaceted. Its view on war is further ambiguous than the tedious representation would advocate. This was several years after the Federal Republic of Germany reinstituted the army, joined the NATO alliance in 1955, and reinstated the military draft of young men in 1956. Therefore, this film is not only a testimony about the German past but also the German present....   [tags: notorious foreign language films]

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Characterization of Stereotypes in the Play, Pygmatation by George Bernard Shaw

- The play Pygmalion, written by George Bernard Shaw was first introduced in theatres to the public in 1912. Throughout the play Shaw enquires into social groups and how these groups are perceived, treated and considered contrastingly by society. The author highlights the inequality between groups with the use of characters from opposite ends to raise the issue of categorization and discrimination. The characters in the play Pygmalion follow very stereotypical traits and qualities that are anticipated by society, however the author disputes with these stereotypes and shows how society perceives people based on what they appear to be....   [tags: discrimination, linguistics, dr doolittle]

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Bernard Madoff And The Madoff

- Bernard Lawrence Madoff, better known as Bernie Madoff, was born on April 29, 1938 in Queens, New York. He was a hedge-fund investment manager and the chairman of the NASDAQ stock market. Madoff who was raised in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood went on to continue his studies at the University of Alabama, later transferring to Hofstra University where he earned his political science degree. From there, he went on to study law at the Brooklyn Law School, though only for a short period of time, Madoff founded Bernard L....   [tags: Bernard Madoff]

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Island Tree School District vs. Pico Benjamin Waldman Civics/4B 1/12/14

- “'Forget books,”'said Rosewater, throwing that particular book under his bed. 'The hell with 'em.' 'That sounded like an interesting one,' said Valencia.” -Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut In 1975 the “interesting” books for students of the Island Tree School District were nearly thrown under the bed forever. The Island Tree School District was presented with a complaint from the group Parents of New York United that posed a concern regarding the content of library materials. This community was concerned that public school libraries in the district were exceedingly “permissive” with the books they provided for students....   [tags: slaughter-house, kurt vonnegut]

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The Magic Barrel, By Bernard Malamud

- It’s probably hard for you to imagine living in a world where it doesn’t matter who you hate and who you desire. A world where a relationship isn’t made up of two people in love, but of two individuals who are “chosen” for one another. Modern-day America teaches us that arranged marriages are just something we see in the movies so it’s easy for us to forget that it actually does take place worldwide. I didn’t put much thought into this idea until I read “The Magic Barrel,” By Bernard Malamud. This story sparked more questions in me than any other text this semester....   [tags: Marriage, Arranged marriage, Matchmaking]

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Contradictions of Character in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion

- “Manners are the happy way of doing things” according to Ralph Waldo Emerson. According to Emerson people use manners as a front to make themselves look better. Inherently, this will lead to a contradiction of the front and the reality. One such man who is most concerned with manners is the protagonist of Shaw’s Pygmalion, Professor Henry Higgins. Higgins is a man who displays contradictions within his character. He is in the business of teaching proper manners, although lacks them himself. In addition, Higgins is an intelligent man, and yet he is ignorant of the feelings of those around him....   [tags: Professor Henry Higgins]

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Changes in Eliza in Pygmalion

- Changes in Eliza in Pygmalion Before Eliza first encountered Mr. Higgins, she was simply a dirty, yet caring girl in the gutter of London. During her time with both Mr. Higgins and Colonel Pickering, Eliza did change, for the fist few weeks of her stay in Wimpole Street, she questioned everything that Higgins asked her to do, and generally couldn't see how they would help her. Later, Eliza begins to understand that Higgins, as harsh as he is, is trying to do his best to teach her, and therefore should be respected....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion Essays]

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Science And The Founding Fathers

- As the representatives of states and acting as designers of government, the Founding Fathers invoked natural law to model and validate the institution they sought. The idea was of democracy, however, hadn't any such history of this political nature to observe. As intelligent men of property, some were versed in the highest scientific publication of the time, Isaac Newton's Principia. The Age of Reason, as this time was often labeled, praised the ideas of science and the human ability of cognition....   [tags: Bernard Cohen]

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Comparing The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw

- The play Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw, which is about a ‘draggle tailed guttersnipe’ of a woman, Eliza, who receives elocution lessons from a professor, Mr. Higgins, and metamorphoses into a Lady; they consequently fall in love. It is set in the late nineteenth century, during the Victorian era, in London. The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, is about a town hysterically overcome by accusations of witchcraft, set in Salem on the East coast of America in the late seventeenth century. One of the major differences between the two plays is the period in which they are set (Pygmalion is set in the early twentieth century, The Crucible in the Seventeenth)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Function of Uncle Ben, Charley and Bernard in Death of a Salesman

- The Function of Uncle Ben, Charley and Bernard in Death of a Salesman In Death of a Salesman, we find Willy Loman to be influenced greatly by other characters. His emotions and views are almost solely affected by what others think, and how others treat him. Aside from his own family members, there are three characters in particular that have a large impact on Willy. Uncle Ben is Willy's deceased brother, who Willy is very fond of, although perhaps secretly jealous of. Charley is the Loman family's next door neighbour, a friend and a successful salesman....   [tags: Papers]

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The Story Of Galatea And Pygmalion

- Feminine Transition; Dependence to Independence The story of Galatea and Pygmalion is very famous scene from the Greek myth. A sculptor Pygmalion made a woman sculpture and named Galatea, and fell in love with the sculpture. Eventually, the sculpture Galatea turns into a real human and married to Pygmalion. The film Ex Machina directed by Alex Garland and the text Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw both relate to this Greek myth. These works both focus on the certain theoretical term, transition in feminism....   [tags: Gender, Woman, George Bernard Shaw, Femininity]

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The Comedies of Bernard Shaw and William Shakespeare

- With origins from Ancient Greece, Comedy is one of the original four genres of literature as defined by the philosopher Aristotle in his work Poetics. The three other genres are consistent of tragedy, epic poetry, and lyric poetry. Not to be confused with the comedy associated with television and film which focuses entirely on humorous discourse generally intended to amuse; literary comedy is characterised by general humour, happy endings and communal celebration. This assignment will critically analyse the comedies of William Shakespeare and Bernard Shaw and consider what characteristics they share and how they differ....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]

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The Natural by Bernard Malamud

- Every individual has two lives, the life we live, and the life we live after that. Nobody is perfect, but if one works hard enough, he or she can stay away from failure. The Natural is a novel written by Bernard Malamud. It is Malamud’s first novel that initially received mixed reactions but afterwards, it was regarded as an outstanding piece of literature. It is a story about Roy Hobbs who after making mistakes in his life, he returns the bribery money and is left with self-hatred for mistakes he has done....   [tags: Malamud, Hobbs, baseball]

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The Natural, By Bernard Malamud

- In life, there are times when every human being will face challenging obstacles. In the beginning of the novel The Natural, by Bernard Malamud, demonstrates a theme that heroes are not always what we expect them to be as people, and more often than not their flaws bring their personal tragedy. Roy’s life changing experience happen when he was in Harriet’s hotel room and was shot in the stomach by her. At that moment, of course Roy has struggled with keeping up with his baseball career but, toward the end not only that heroes have their priorities straight in life: they become a better human being once they have overcome the traumatic experience. It took Roy years to overcome his difficult ex...   [tags: Baseball, Bernard Malamud, Double play]

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Bernard Mac Laverty’s Cal

- In Bernard Mac Laverty’s novel Cal, the author sheds light on the conflict in Northern Ireland through a nineteen year old Catholic named Cal. This ideological war has devastating and detrimental effects on all involved especially Cal. Cal is a victim of this war as he is thrown into it and expected to react. As this violent war is surrounding Cal, he is also facing another type of conflict: an internal one. This internal conflict is a result of Cal’s psychological well being and results in self loathing and grueling emotional torment....   [tags: Laverty Cal]

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Equal Rights for Women in The Natural by Bernard Malamud

- Literatures had always been the reflections of the world’s issues. These literatures showed the problems within society in the period of time. In the book, “The Natural”, by Bernard Malamud had developed how women were seen as an object to men that they did not have the equal rights and social status as men. Also, women in the novel were classified as the trophies to men, whom they were either gold diggers digging for massive fortunes for the future, or accomplishments for men to chase after them....   [tags: stereotype, criticized, abilities ]

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Alernatiove Ending to George Bernard Shaw´s Pygmalion

- Alternative Ending to Pygmalion Act V After Higgins, confesses to his undying love for Eliza. Eliza decides to leave Higgins’s home because felt that it would only hurt Higgins more to have her stay another moment in his home because she did not share the same feelings for him. She now resides at the home of Mrs. Higgins. Mrs. Higgins’s drawing room. She is at her writing-table as before. The parlor-maid comes in. THE PARLOR MAID [at the door]: Mr. Henry, madam, is downstairs MRS. HIGGINS: Well, show him up....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion]

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Lies in George Bernard Shaw’s play, "Mrs. Warren’s Profession"

- You can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress, by the cars they drive, and by the people they associate themselves with. You can also learn a lot about a person by what they say, because their honesty, or lack-there-of, shows the type of person they are. When a person is forthright, it is easy to believe and trust the person; however, when the person has tendencies to be misleading or manipulative, the trust is not as evident. To lie, according to www.answers.com, means to present false or invalid information with the intent of deceiving or misleading another person....   [tags: honesty, lies, George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s ]

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