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Condemned By a Perforated Sheet: Midnight's Children

- In Salman Rushdie’s “Midnight’s Children,” Saleem Sinai clings to his silver spittoon inlaid with lapis lazuli (the spittoon given to his mother, Amina Sinai, by Rani of Cooch Naheen for her dowry) as a sort of personal talisman. The spittoon, responsible for his temporary memory loss (after hitting him in the head during an air raid), remains a symbol of his former life, a symbol he cherishes even when he is incapable of remembering what it means. The spittoon represents the former wholeness of his life, his family, his country....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Salman Rushdie]

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Lords of the Fight by William Golding

- After a robotic bell sounds across a high school, hordes of students exit their classrooms and enter the hallway. After a minute, the congested hallway shows a variety of categories of student types. Those quick to get to their next class condense to their lowest form, while socialite trouble-makers shove each other in hopes of a “domino effect” of falling bystanders. Standing next to the two are the elitist seniors who, tired of high school, force through any cluster of students preventing their access....   [tags: british school boys, crash]

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How Do We Respect? An Anaconda Analysis

- How Do We Respect. An Anaconda Analysis At first glance, it is easy to disapprove of Nicki Minaj. The black female rap artist from Queens, New York, has gone out of her way to provoke criticism from fans and “haters” of the genre alike. This follows a decades-long rap tradition of speaking out in such a way as to attract the attention of those who would bowdlerize, money being another significant motivator (her production label, after all, is named “Young Money Productions.”) In her music video featuring Nicki’s latest smash single Anaconda, viewers witness Nicki and several of her voluptuous backup dancers – mostly Black women – brandishing their behinds at the camera and posing in ways t...   [tags: Rapping, Rakim, Hip hop music, Nicki Minaj]

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Bar Flaubert Is A Character Driven Journey

- ... For example, maybe he’s trying to get a promotion or a job and he believes unraveling the mystery of his book would get him that job and make him famous. Then he has something at stake. Or perhaps his father, Markos, has just died in the opening and he finds the mysterious novel among his father’s belongings with a note to return it to its rightful owner. This could become a convincing, personal quest. Not only is he fulfilling his father’s wish, but also he’s unraveling a mystery about why the manuscript was important to his father and who the author is....   [tags: Plot, Fiction, Plot, Audience]

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The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Throughout the nineteenth-century great strides were being made in the medical field, including exposition of “natural” remedies and responses the body had to coming in contact with certain plants or chemicals. These advances sank into the lifestyles and minds of those who were exposed to these findings and resonated throughout the writings and reasoning of literary artists of the time. One such writer was none other than the infamous Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne made use of these scientific breakthroughs as vital elements in several of his pieces, including Rappaccini’s Daughter and The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: medical field, science, Chillingworth, Dimmesdale]

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Geoffrey Chaucer's The Wife of Bath

- My main focus in the many books from the Canterbury tales was the one of: “ The wife of Bath’s prologue and tale “. The wife of bath is meant not meant to contradict the misogynist of her time, but the scriptural rules of the church. This woman was a “lady” of lust, and did not care to gain or lose love, but she loaned for power over men and woman. She was a woman who would turn men against other women so that she could have complete control over the man, and make them her husbands in which she had 5 of since the age of twelve....   [tags: church, canterbury tales]

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Days Of Summer By Marc Webb

- ... He says, “I love her smile. I love her hair. I love her knees. I love her heart-shaped birthmark on her neck. I love the way she sometimes licks her lips before she talks. I love the sound of her laugh.” When people start to fall in love, they begin to notice seemingly insignificant traits about the other person as unique and beautiful ones. By the end of a relationship, however, those once seemingly unique traits now turn unbearable and maybe even bothersome. In a later part of the film, Tom now states that all the wonderful things he once loved about Summer, are traits he now loathes....   [tags: Love, Romance, Interpersonal relationship, Lust]

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Independent Movies: The Cloud Atlas

- ... The third story is about Luisa Rey, a journalist in San Francisco who discovers a conspiracy regarding a nuclear power plant in 1971. But before Ray receives the incriminating evidence, her inside man is killed. She begins to investigate with the help of the scientist Isaac Sachs and the plant’s head of security Joe Napier. Sachs is also murdered and the assassin makes an attempt on Luisa’s life, but Napier steps in and saves her. Together, they manage to kill the hitman and expose the conspiracy....   [tags: film analysis]

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Lord of the Flies Essay

- “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of mans heart and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend Piggy’(Golding 202). Peter Brooks movie and Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, express the idea of evil in human nature and through the evils we see the boys on the island change over time. Both the movie directed by Peter Brook and the novel written by William Golding demonstrate the defects of human nature through the characters dialogue and actions. The boys struggle through a corrupt political system....   [tags: William Golding novel, characters analysis]

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Literature : Progression Of Literature

- Progression of Literature American literature plays an important role in how our country develops, and its values contribute to society 's standards. Literature progresses in a series of religious, artistic, and philosophical movements.The writing of a movement greatly influences its time period and defines its era’s traits. Each movement responds to preceding ideas and challenges its beliefs. Two movements in American literature that are contradictory are Puritanism and Rationalism. Puritanism was a rigid religious movement practiced by early American settlers in which the writing was strongly impacted by the belief that God had control over everything....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Review of Graham's Magazine

- Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine (Graham’s) is a monthly published literary periodical although it allots other fields including engravings, fashion, and music to a small portion. This magazine deals with variety of literary fields from short stories, poetry, and essays handle various tastes from belles-lettres to sentimental literature. During those periods, the contributors to the magazine, in addition to numerous writers who exist only in tarnishing paper, are included such canonical writers as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mrs....   [tags: Literature History]

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Media and Body Image

- ... For example, the model’s dark under eye circles were smoothed away, and their thinning hair was automatically thick and healthy with the magic of technology. With skills in technology and programs like Photoshop, readers never actually see the unhealthy person behind all of the editing(Cosens). Instead, they see a happy girl without any worries or health issues. What readers do not know is that as they are “dieting” to look as close as they can to these models, they are not going to end up looking like the models in the pictures they love....   [tags: Models, Females, Body, Plus Size, Flaws]

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Accuse And Determining Witches

- Running Head: ACCUSING AND DETERMINING WITCHES Accusing and Determining Witches Cheyann Odle Kankakee Valley High School Accusing and Determining Witches and After Cheyann Odle Kankakee Valley High School Introduction The Witch Trials left an imprint on the minds of those involved. The trials caused mass hysteria that some people used to settle their arguments or frustrations that had been going on for years. Those who were accused either had to face terrible, unfair trials or confessed in hopes of avoiding pain....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Salem]

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Hawthorne

- Nathaniel Hawthorne is considered to be one of the most substantial writers of his time. His most famous novel, The Scarlet Letter truly originated Hawthorn&#8217;s version of romantic writing. It was this novel that also originated Hawthorne&#8217;s fame. Most of his works deal with or have some relation to Puritan times. The reason for the familiarity in his works is due to the fact that it seems to be influenced by his own Puritan ancestry. It was not until late in Hawthorne&#8217;s life that he received recognition....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Symbols and Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter      Carl Jung believed that the source of symbols is universal. Symbols arise from the collective unconscious common to all humans everywhere. Joseph Campbell's research supports this theory; he traces universal archetypes through the stories, myths, and artwork of various cultures. While most work done with symbolism has focused on the universality of symbols, Nathaniel Hawthorn focuses on their personal, subjective meanings.   A universal symbol arises from the symbol's relationship to reality; thus, such a symbol remains the same across cultures and with different individuals....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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The Attempt of Civilization in Lord of the Flies

- Lord of the flies - Out-line the civilization the boys attempt to establish on the island. How and why does this descend into anarchy. When the boys first crashed on the island, they tried to create a civilization like the one they had in their homeland, Britain. When Ralph and Piggy first found the conch, they used it like a town bell, to call everyone to a meeting, so they would be able to elect a leader and start an ordered society. This worked very well, as boys all over the island heard it, and came to Ralph and Piggy....   [tags: English Literature]

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Sin in The Scarlet Letter

- Sin in The Scarlet Letter Since the dawn of time people have read, studied and enjoyed books in which the hero or heroes fall from grace. No matter who those heroes are- the human race in The Bible,the demon prince Lestat in Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles"or a certain Thane of Cawdor in "Macbeth"- sin plays a greatpart in all of their downfalls and subsequent ressurections.And the three main characters in Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter"-Dimmesdale, Chillingsworth, and Hester Prynne- are no different....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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The Malfunctioning Society

- William Golding’s 1954 novel, Lord of the Flies, explores and analyzes human nature. The novel follows a group of boys stranded on an island without any adult supervision after a plane crash. In the beginning, the boys elect another boy, Ralph, as chief. Ralph is at odds with another boy named Jack, who leads the designated hunters among them. The boys gradually descend from civility to savagery. Jack is leading some boys into violent savagery, leaving Ralph trying to salvage the notion of a functioning civilization....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Puritan Effect

- Nathaniel Hawthorne is respected as “one of the great masters of American Fiction” (“Hawthorne, Nathaniel” 363). He is an accomplished author who wrote novels as well as children’s literature. However, Hawthorne’s strength is American short story; his “haunting” tales are undeniably responsible for establishing this genre as a “significant art form” (“Nathaniel Hawthorne” Columbia 1). He is known for his “penetrating explorations” of the conflicts within one’s conscience and the consequences that plague his characters, as a result of their disobedience (“Nathaniel Hawthorne” 1)....   [tags: American Literature ]

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Who Was Muhammad?

- Who Was Muhammad. The content and structure of this section is largely based off of Mark Gabriel’s Jesus and Muhammad. I strongly encourage anyone reading this essay to read through Gabriel’s book in its entirety. My writing will focus on Muhammad’s life timeline, which is interesting in and of itself, but it is incredibly valuable to see the life of Muhammad side by side with the life of Jesus. Gabriel does just that. Early Days (AD 570-594, 0-24 y/o) 570 (-) Birth and infancy Muhammad was born in AD 570 in the town of Mecca – a mountain town in the high desert plateau of western Arabia....   [tags: family, marriage, pilgrimage ]

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Obsession with Perfection

- Perfection may be dreamed of, hoped for, and sought after. It can be imagined, imitated, pretended, poorly masqueraded, and foolishly impersonated. Yet as Vince Lombardi said, "perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence." There are many different perceptions and reasons for striving after perfection; but in the end, everyone ultimately comes up with the same conclusion. The desire for perfection stems from a desire to be happy, to live in an ideal existence, lacking nothing, fully developed, and complete....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Don DeLillo

- Don DeLillo Throughout the twentieth-century, humanity has had the privilege of reading the works of many fine authors. Authors such as Toni Morrison, James Joyce, and even Robert Pinsky all come to mind. But when one thinks of the most prolific writers in the twentieth century, Don DeLillo is certainly one of them. Born in New York City in a small Italian neighborhood in the Bronx, DeLillo was destined to be a writer. He attended Fordham University where, upon graduation, he worked for an advertising agency....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Lord Of The Flies; An Attempt To Trace The Defects Of Human Nature

- Lord of the Flies "An attempt to trace the defects of human society back to the defects of human nature. The moral is that the shape of a society must depend on the ethical nature of the individual and not on any political system however apparently logical or respectable." Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about a group of British boys who get plane-wrecked on a deserted island. The boys cooperate, gather fruit, make shelters, and maintain a signal fire. When they get there they are civil schoolboys but soon show that being away from society and the real world it brings out their true nature and they break apart and turn into savages....   [tags: William Golding]

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The Use of Symbols in Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- The Use of Symbols in Lord of the Flies by William Golding In lord of the flies Golding uses a lot of symbolism. The book is a symbol in its self, it is an allegory, and it works on two levels. It is written as a boy's adventure story but it also symbolises mankind and its corrupt civilisation. The social historical context of the book is based on Golding's personal experiences in the Second World War. He was appalled by the concentration camps and disillusioned the atomic bombs dropped by the Americans on Hiroshima and Nagasaki....   [tags: Papers]

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The Partial Responsibility of the Witches in William Shakespeare's Macbeth

- It is the purpose of this assignment to explore whether the witches influenced Macbeth sufficiently to cause him to commit murder, treason and regicide, or whether Macbeth was capable of committing these crimes on his own and the witches only made this happen a little earlier and a little more certainly. We will also explore the Elizabethan audience, their superstitions, and how they would react to the character of the witches as seen in Macbeth. Historically, the witches have been seen as evil beings that gain evil powers from the devil to use during their lifetime, in return for their souls when they die....   [tags: Shakespeare Character Witch]

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Use of Symbolism in Golding's Lord of the Flies

- Use of Symbolism in Golding's Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies, a suggestive name for the Devil, a devil whose name proposes that he is devoted to decay, destruction, demoralization and panic, exactly what William Golding had in mind when using symbolism in this novel. The Lord of the Flies (1954), is a novel in which interpretating the symbols are a main key to not only understanding, but also enjoying the novel. After tying many of the symbols together, you can figure out more about what the author is trying to depict, the overall scene....   [tags: Lord of the Flies Essays]

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All about jack in the lord of the flies

- All about jack in the lord of the flies The opening chapter begins with two boys, Piggy and Ralph, making their way through the jungle. We learn, through their dialogue, that they had been travelling in an airplane with a group of British school children. The plane had presumably been shot down and crashed on a an island in the Pacific. It is hinted that the rest of the world is at war, and that most of it has been destroyed by nuclear attacks--possibly explaining that the children were being evacuated....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Religious Connotations in His Works

- Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Religious Connotations in His Works Nathaniel Hawthorne is noted for his religious connotations in his works. Young Goodman Brown, The Minister's Black Veil and The Birthmark is three exemplary stories. His writing technique uses ambiguity in that the reader is opened to many different ways of interpretation. In respect to religious methodology the main character's of these short stories all encounter some sort of revelation. In Young Goodman Brown the main character leaves his pure wife Faith adorned in pink ribbons symbolizing her innocent nature on a short but very intriguing journey....   [tags: Papers]

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Critical Evaluation of William Golding's Lord of the Flies

- Critical Evaluation of William Golding's Lord of the Flies The novel that I am going to talk about is Lord of the Flies by William Golding. I am going to show how this book entertains but also makes you think about a human issue. This book talks about how humans still have barbaric tendencies. The setting of the book is on an island, this has been chosen as a setting for the novel because Golding can make a new world. A microcosm of society. Children are put on this island by the author, he uses the theme of war to put them there, this theme is apparent later on in the novel....   [tags: Papers]

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Jill McCorckle's Ferris Beach - Search for Permanency

- Ferris Beach: Search for Permanency Jill McCorkle's novel, Ferris Beach, fits perfectly into the popular genre of the bildungsroman. Ferris Beach tells the story of Kate Burns and her struggle to find her identity in a rapidly changing world. Kate looks for permanency in the swiftly changing environment of the New South. Kate's search for permanency forces her to deal with many of the other vital questions in her life. The struggle to deal with change, a central theme in most bildungsromans, certainly plays a major role in Ferris Beach....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Ferris Beach: Automobiles and Motorcycles as Symbols

- Ferris Beach:   Automobiles and Motorcycles as Symbols          During adolescence, one makes a transition from a child to a young adult. It is common for an adolescent to be confused and frustrated with new ideas regarding morals and beliefs. People, places, and experiences teach adolescents about life and how to handle different situations., and the environments of the individuals become instrumental for their development. In the novel Ferris Beach, Jill McCorkle provides an example of the learning process of an adolescent girl in the 1970's....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Free Billy Budd Essays: A Deconstructive Reading

- A Deconstructive Reading of Billy Budd Billy, who cannot understand ambiguity, who takes pleasant words at face value and then obliterates Claggart for suggesting that one could do otherwise, whose sudden blow is a violent denial of any discrepancy between his being and his doing, ends up radically illustrating the very discrepancy he denies. - Barbara Johnson, p. 86 With Barbara Johnson's splendid Critical Difference we are willy-nilly plunged into deconstruction. At the moment I shall not attempt to explain this radical and highly subversive critical mode, except to say that what you are about to see is an example of it....   [tags: Billy Budd Essays]

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- Lord of the Flies by William Golding Coursework "We've got to have rules and obey them. After all we're not savages." This essay is about the above statement which was said by Jack in chapter 2. The essay is going to be about Jack's character, the move to savagery and how William Golding presents this book to us. The statement does not really portray the real character of Jack because throughout the first few chapters Jack is described to be the one who likes savagery, violence and power....   [tags: Papers]

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Symbolism in Lord Of The Flies

- Lord of the Flies: Symbolism Imagine a group of young boys who have just crash-landed on a deserted tropical island with no adults or supervision. William Golding showed in his ground breaking novel Lord of the Flies, what may happen in just those circumstances. In his very complicated and diverse novel Golding brings out many ideas and uses many literary devices. Above all others though comes symbolism of three main important objects being the conch, fire, and "Piggy's" eyeglasses. Through each of these three symbols Golding shows how the boys adapt and change throughout the novel....   [tags: Lord Flies William Golding Symbolism Analysis]

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Comparing Hawthorne's and Melville's Works

- Similarities in Hawthorne's and Melville's Works Insanity can be a dark descent into the strange, nightmarish unknown realms of the mind unable to return to the known world of reason. This is a major theme in literature, and is particularly evident in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. The nightmarish undertones are one of the main similarities in Hawthorne's and Melville's works. Another similarity is writing style. Both men write very descriptively, and their writing is based more in intellect than emotion....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Perrault's Puss in Boots

- Perrault's Puss in Boots The myriad characters in every fairy tale each contribute a great deal to the plot structure, their slightest actions bringing forth a favourable or grievous outcome. The overall sense of a story lies almost entirely on what is included in their dialogue and descriptions. In comparing the well known Rapunzel, as told by the brothers Grimm, to a lesser known version Petrosinella, by Giambattista Basile, a reader can distinguish each as unique based on these elements. Further analysis reveals what all characters donate to create each storyline, as well as a pair of equally distinctive endings....   [tags: Perrault Puss Boots Essays]

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Lord of the Flies

- Lord of the Flies The main theme of Lord of the Flies is that moral nature is not instinctive in mankind. There is a capacity for evil in all people, and their morality is superficial. Nonetheless, it is this moral integrity that must continue in order for a person to be ethical, for society to be maintained, and to keep society from falling in on itself. Society holds everyone together. Without the rules and the structure, evil in everyone becomes more prominent, and ideals, values, and basics of right and wrong are forgotten....   [tags: essays papers]

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Structural and Textural Irony

- Literary elements such as metaphors, similes, alliteration, the use of personification, and the use of irony are primary tools and building blocks for great literature. With the incorporation of literary elements, an insignificant story of occurrences can be transformed into a literary work of art presenting depth and purpose to its audience. While many short stories are flooded with a number of various literary elements, Zora Neale Hurston's "Sweat", William Sydney Porter's "The Last Leaf", Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace", and Nathaniel Hawthorn's "The Birthmark" are prime examples of short stories that are built around the distinct element of irony....   [tags: American Literature]

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Precision Machine

- The incredible, Super Bowl winning quarterback, Drew Brees has a magnificent arm. Sports science proved him to be more precise then an olympic archer. He also has an incredible sense of knowledge for the great game of football. Off the field he is a kind, generous person trying to be the best role model he can, using his arm and brain for the game. He led the New Orleans Saints to a 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl 44. I intend to describe the precise life of Drew Brees. Drew Christopher Brees was born on January 15, 1979, in Dallas, Texas....   [tags: Biography]

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Hawthorne Essay

- Giovanni and Aylmer demonstrate manipulation of authority over women in order to pursue their unhealthy infatuation with scientific experimentation. The capability to exercise this desire while controlling another human’s life threatens the Romantic ideal of love for the natural world. Both stories exemplify the thrill inherent to the ability of exerting dominance over a human being to alter them to a perfect, insuperable counterpart. Rappaccini, though possessing paternal sentiments for his daughter, cares infinitely more for science than for mankind....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Kantian Morality

- Kantian Morality Kant's theory of morality seems to function as the most feasible in determining one's duty in a moral situation. The basis for his theory is perhaps the most noble of any-- acting morally because doing so is morally right. His ideas, no matter how occasionally vague or overly rigid, work easily and efficiently in most situations. Some exceptions do exist, but the strength of those exceptions may be somewhat diminished by looking at the way the actual situations are presented and the way in which they are handled....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sula

- It all began in and around the year 1919. Sula Peace, the daughter of Rekus who died when she was 3years old and Hannah, was a young and lonely girl of wild dreams. Sula was born in the same year as Nel, 1910. Sula was a heavy brown color and had large eyes with a birthmark that resembled a stemmed rose to some and many varied things to others. Nel Wright, the daughter of Helene and Wiley, was and unimaginative girl living in a very strict and manipulated life. Nel was lighter in color than Sula and could have passed for white if she had been a few shades lighter she....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sula

- In their life, at one point or another, people deny to themselves and others what they really feel and what really happened. Some people go on living their entire lives denying their true emotions. In Toni Morrison’s novel Sula, characters constantly denied their feelings and their actions. Sula Peace, her best friend Nel Wright, and Nel’s mother do not listen to their feelings and hide from their true emotions. Sula Peace is one of the protagonists of the novel. She is born to a very unstable family and is from that moment treated differently in “the Bottom”, the black section of Medallion, Ohio....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis and Description of Neurofibromatosis Type One

- Neurofibromatosis Type one (NF1) is the most common genetic disease in the world, and it affects one in every 3,000 to 4,000 births worldwide (Children’s Tumor Foundation, 2014). Neurofibromatosis comes in three different types: Schwannomatosis is the most severe, then Neurofibromatosis Type two (NF2), and finally the least severe, Neurofibromatosis Type one. Depending on the severity of NF1 a person could live a perfectly normal life; however, life-debilitating complications are still possible and treatments can be time consuming....   [tags: genetic disease, neurofibromatosis, nf1]

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The Issue Of Plastic Surgery

- Plastic Surgery has been a debatable topic for years and probably will always be one because everyone as their own opinions about this specific topic. The topic of Plastic Surgery and whether it’s a necessity to people who don’t really need it is really important. If you have plastic surgery, you will not end up having any foreign substances in your body (with the exception of augmentation). Accidents can leave people scarred or deformed on the body and sometimes both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery is necessary....   [tags: Plastic surgery, Surgery, Reconstructive surgery]

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Lasers in Surgery

- Lasers in Surgery         Abstract: The laser is gaining increasing popularity in the medical field because of its broad application, efficiency, and improvement in overall ease of the procedures in which it is used.. The laser can treat an enormous range of ailments. The chronic nighttime snorer can give those around him relief by a simple procedure with the laser. In dermatology, the laser can be used for removing moles, tattoos, birthmarks, treating wrinkles, and possibly destroying skin cancer....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Allegations of both Male and Female Witches in Early Modern Europe

- The witch hunts in early modern Europe were extensive and far reaching. Christina Larner, a sociology professor at the University of Glasgow and an influential witchcraft historian provides valuable insight into the witch trials in early modern Europe in her article 'Was Witch-Hunting Woman-Hunting?'. Larner writes that witchcraft was not sex-specific, although it was sex-related (Larner, 2002). It cannot be denied that gender plays a tremendous role in the witch hunts in early modern Europe, with females accounting for an estimated 80 percent of those accused (Larner, 2002)....   [tags: demonic texts, religious beliefs/hunts]

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The History of Cosmetics and the Trends in the Fashion Industry

- ... Corrective makeup is the application of makeup to hide or conceal areas of the face or body. People can specialize and become very good in corrective makeup by learning different face shapes, different eye shapes, prominent and non prominent foreheads and chins. In corrective makeup it is important to know what colors neutralize each other and what colors do not look right together. Some things corrective makeup are used to cover up are birthmarks, the skin condition rosacea, burns, scars, unwanted tattoos, and other things people may want to hide....   [tags: hair, extensions, eyelash, makeup, types]

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Salman Rushdi: Using Magical Realism as a Post-Colonial Device

- Salman Rushdie is a meta-fiction writer, composing Midnight’s Children in a way that systematically draws attention to the fact that it’s a fictitious concoction questioning the relationship between fiction and reality. In Midnight’s Children, Rushdie uses historical events as reference points in the lives of his characters. Saleem Sinai’s life, and the lives of his familial predecessors, is defined by historical events. Beyond using historical events to denote the lives of his characters, Rushdie uses magical realism as a post-colonial device....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Taking a Closer Look at The Salem Witch Trials

- During the time of the Salem Witch Trials the intertwining of religion and government did not allow citizens of Salem, Massachusetts the right to a fair trial, so it was the states responsibility to separate the two. In the 1600’s the Puritan religion was greatly enforced by the government. It wouldn’t be until many years later that separation of church and state became a law. The Salem Witch trials were when hundreds of citizens of Salem, Massachusetts were put on trial for devil-worship or witchcraft and more than 20 were executed in 1692....   [tags: historical analysis]

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Genetic Disorders Affect Millions Of Americans Today 's Society

- ... Surgery is the only standard treatment for Plexiform Neurofibromas. Plexiforms can be very painful and even if surgery removes the plexiform, it can grow back. Another type of Neurofibroma that affects those diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis type 1 is known as Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST). MPNST is a malignant cancer that develops plexiform neurofibromatosis. Roughly ten percent of those diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis type 1 are affected with MPNST. MPNST can develop anywhere in the body and are deep underneath the skin....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology]

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The Theories of the Salem Witch Trials

- ... People would not think that something like the weather could cause so much trouble and distress, but things work in mysterious ways. Studies have shown that as the climate varied from year to year during this cold period, lower temperatures resulted with higher numbers of witchcraft accusations (Wolchover). Something like a winter fuel shortage would have made for a fairly miserable colonial home, and "the higher the misery quotient, the more likely you are to be seeing witches." (Wolchover)....   [tags: psychological condition, illness]

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Bullying Is The Common Misconception Of Bullying

- ... A bullying situation could potentially occur because the bully will verbally abuse the other individual in order to lower their self-esteem. An individual being bullied because of their race and ethnicity has also become a common cause of bullying. At least fifteen to twenty-five percent of bully-victims are bullied because of their race and ethnicity (“Racial Bullying”). Racial bullying in itself occurs because many individuals have prejudices against a specific race, but stereotypes have a strong influence on racial bullying that it causes it to occur more often....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Verbal abuse]

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Body Modifications: Tattoos and Body Piercings

- How far is too far when it comes to body modifications, such as tattooing and body piercing. Until those who tattoo and pierce to excess, realize the stigma they are placing on the art, the United States government should regulate where and to what degree tattoo artists can legally tattoo or pierce. To answer the question of why people tattoo, one would have to look back to how the early civilization made a living and their opinions on the world around them. Prehistoric people may have been the first to mark the human body for practical purposes....   [tags: Health ]

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Why The World Want Plastic Surgery

- Brittney, 14 years old, sits with her mom in the waiting room in Dr. Smith office. She is waiting for her first nose job. She had to beg her mother for it because she wants to look more like her favorite superstar then a girl bullied by her classmates because she has a big nose. Bullying is not the only reason to get a plastic surgery but it is a big reason why people resort to such drastic measures. What problems specifically lead to plastic surgery. First, it is important to mention that plastic surgery has two branches....   [tags: Reconstructive Surgery, Body Image, Surgery]

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Taking a Look at Skin Cancer

- Cancer is a disease that has been reported to claim millions of lives a round the globe and has many different forms. Cancer is defined as “a malignant form of tumors, which are tissue masses that arise through mutations in the genes that govern cell growth and division” (Starr, 1999, p. 213). Skin cancer is just one of the many types of cancer that affects people and most commonly in the United States. It is a disease whereby cancerous cells are found on the epidermis which is the outer layer of the skin or uncontrolled growth of skin cells....   [tags: tumors, skin, tissue, disease]

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My Experience At The Marine Corps

- Growing up, I always imagined myself being a service member someday. For me, it was all about value. Being of value to your country and being a valuable member of a team. Not just any team, either: the Marines. I was in love with the idea of being a part of a real life version of Band of Brothers. This was my opportunity for great personal development and so I went for it. Three months prior to leaving for boot camp I met the woman who would become my wife. I didn’t just fall. I fell hard. The preceding year I spent avoiding potential relationships, but this was different....   [tags: United States Marine Corps, Marine, Royal Marines]

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The Beauty of "Epitaph One"

- For many years I have been one of the many cult fans that follow Joss Whedon and his creations. Ever since I spent my early college years following a slayer named Buffy I was hooked. Basically if Joss Whedon's name is on it then I am watching it/reading it/yelling at it/crying with it. So when I heard the rumors that Joss was going to create a show around Eliza Dushku whom I loved as Faith I of course had to tune it. The show did not get off to a great start but after six episodes or so I started feeling the Joss that I have come to have a love/hate relationship with....   [tags: TV Review]

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The True Definition of Beauty

- Beauty, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is the qualities in a person, or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or the mind. If asked to describe beauty, there’s no doubt that a great number of minds would fly straight to the images of the countless women whose elegant faces and long, slender bodies have been plastered everywhere from Times Square to the fashion magazines on their coffee tables. So what does that really mean and why is it that everyone’s perception of beauty is the same....   [tags: Personal Qualitites, Pleasure, Human Mind]

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The Common Misconceptions Of Bullying

- There is a little girl in the corner crying because someone called her fat; there is the boy who pretends to smile in front of others, but instead he is hurting on the inside because someone made him feel less of himself. These events of children and teenagers being hurting emotionally occur in many schools. This action is known as bullying. Bullying is the act of physically or verbally abusing someone to intentionally hurt someone’s self-esteem or to make others feel intimidated. While bullying is recognized worldwide, many individuals such as adults or teachers are unaware of when students are being bullied unless they are informed of its occurrence....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Verbal abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Most Skin Cancers Are Preventable

- Most skin cancers are preventable. To protect yourself, follow these skin cancer prevention tips: • Avoid the sun during the middle of the day. For many people in North America, the sun 's rays are strongest between about 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Schedule outdoor activities for other times of the day, even in winter or when the sky is cloudy. You absorb UV radiation year-round, and clouds offer little protection from damaging rays. Avoiding the sun at its strongest helps you avoid the sunburns and suntans that cause skin damage and increase your risk of developing skin cancer....   [tags: Ultraviolet, Sunscreen, Sun tanning, Sunlight]

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The Salem Witch Trials Essay

- ... Ann Putnam Jr. was one who often made accusations of her family being “witches”, which started a rather large feud among her family. This is said to be one of the major causes of the Salem Witch Trials (causes). A woman by the name of Sarah Good was also accused of witchcraft. Sarah was merely a homeless beggar who often would seek shelter and food from her neighbors. She was accused due to her “appalling reputation” and the fact that she would “scorn children” instead of leading them on the path of salvation and showing them what was right (causes)....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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The Difficult Teenage Years

- ... The first time they have to adapt is from middle school to high school. When you are thirteen you are in eighth grade. That's the oldest grade in my elementary school building. When you are younger you look up to the eighth graders, because they are the "cool kids". But the eighth graders are dealing with their own problems. In eighth grade you start to apply for high schools. There are the pressures of "I am going to go to the same school, but my friends may be going to another school." or, "I am going to a different school, I won't know anyone." Teenagers go through the whole application process, for some it is easier than others....   [tags: School, Choices]

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V Beam Laser

- V-beam laser treatment produces a gentle but intense burst of light that destroys the blood vessels in the area of treatment. The V-beam laser can successfully treat the following skin conditions: • Acne • Facial, chest and neck redness • Face veins (telangiectasias) • Rosacea • Hemangiomas (small and large red bumps or growths) • Scars • Vascular lesions • Red birth marks (port wine stains) Working of V beam laser: The V beam laser utilizes an intense light burst that targets the blood vessels which turn the scars red or pink....   [tags: Health]

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Melanoma Skin Cancer

- The largest organ of the human body is your skin. It is your body’s first line of defense against infections, injuries, heat, and sunlight. It also helps in controlling the temperature of your body and getting rid of the excess water and salt by sweating it out. Skin cancer is also known as cancer of the sun. Excessive amounts of ultra violet lights affect your skin in negative ways, possibly leading to Melanoma skin cancer. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer there is and can often times be fatal (McClay)....   [tags: Health ]

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Discrimination Against Redheads

- Discrimination, stereotypes, and prejudice are constant problems in society which are consistent at any age in all cultural and social settings. The results of discriminative behaviour against different children can impair psychological development and result in depression episodes which sometimes lead to suicide (Schoolboy bullied, 2009). Suicide among adolescents is not a new phenomenon, but discrimination based on appearance is definitely a form of catalyst that makes the pressure of growing up higher and unbearable (Konopka, 1983)....   [tags: Racial Relations, Stereotypes, Prejudice]

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Self-Inflicted Diseases

- Self-Inflicted Diseases Self-inflicted diseases are those in which a person's health is damaged by their own decisions and behaviour. These can be such things like smoking, alcohol, sunbathing, eating large quantities of fatty food. Also deliberate self-harm such as attempted suicide is classed as self-inflicted as it can cause major damage to body organs. Those who start smoking at a young age are highly likely to become addicted to nicotine. Smoking leads to a risk of developing mental and physical disease....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Dramatic Impact of The Witches in William Shakespeare's Macbeth

- The Dramatic Impact of The Witches in William Shakespeare's Macbeth Witchcraft in the 17th centaury was frowned upon by the church as a result witches were feared and loathed in the community. Many people thought that they were directly connected to Lucifer (the devil). Their evidence of this was that the devils familiars came up from hell and drank the witches blood from devil spots (moles or birthmarks), in return for this blood he would grant them special powers such as the ability to fly, foul crops or kill at a glance....   [tags: Papers]

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Essay on African American Culture

- Essay on African American Culture Works Cited Missing African American culture is defined as the learned, shared and transmitted values, beliefs, norms, and life ways carried by this group of people, which guides their decisions, thinking, and actions in patterned ways. The individual in society is bound by rules of their culture. Culture of people are different in that the same events that maybe fear- inducing in one culture, maybe anger-inducing in another culture (Leininger's, 1991). The theoretical framework that I used for this paper is Leininger's Sunrise Model....   [tags: World Cultures Essays Papers]

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Photo-shopped Lies

- ... Another factor that society fails to remember is magazines such as these affect all teens, not just females. Although more than 90% of people with eating disorders are female, recent studies suggest that these disorders in men may be on the rise (“More Boys”). Men who suffer from eating disorders display some different symptoms from women. In the New York hospital study, men were more likely to exercise excessively than to severely restrict their diet, as women tend to practice (“More Boys”)....   [tags: media, technolgy]

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Melanoma (Skin Cancer)

-      Many people think that is it possible to achieve a “healthy tan,” but this thought has been proven wrong. Overexpose to UV-A and UV-B rays from the sun lead to premature aging of the skin, as well as the possible formation of skin cancer, know as melanoma. An appearance of a tan is actually a stage of burning and damage to the skin. Although a tan may be desirable to many, the fact remains that more people need to be educated on the dangers of the sun’s harmful rays, and the possible health complications of overexposure....   [tags: Melanoma Skin Cancer]

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Exploring Reincarnation

- Exploring Reincarnation Missing Works Cited For as long as man has been on this earth, one of the most popular questions without a finite answer has been, what happens after we die. Each culture, religion, organization, family, and any other group of people has had their own views about this subject for as far back as history goes, and probably even farther. One particular answer to this question is reincarnation. The simple version of reincarnation is re-birth. When one dies, they lose their physical being, but their soul lives on and is re-born into another body....   [tags: Religion Culture Cultural]

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Body Art

- Body Art For thousands of years, men and women around the world have gone to redundant lengths to change their natural appearance of their bodies in an attempt to make themselves feel more attractive, to get attention, to conform to new customs of their particular cultural group, to attract a mate or sex partner, to show of their wealth or social status, or to just make an outgoing statement about themselves. Is body art really a pop culture. Our dissatisfaction with the human body and its covering is expressed in endless change....   [tags: Papers]

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Reincarnation

- Reincarnation Synopsis Reincarnation is the embodiment in flesh or human form of the soul of a person now dead. Reincarnation is the belief that the soul survives after death and is reborn in the body of another person of some other living thing. This concept is called Transmigration of the Soul. Different religions from different countries have different beliefs of reincarnation. According to the Law of Karma, after death the soul is capable of passing to another body. The new body in which the soul is said to be reincarnated may be human, animal, plant or inanimate....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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