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Stone's Cynicism Exposed in Natural Born Killers

- Stone's Cynicism Exposed in Natural Born Killers As a hardworking college student living (without a TV) in this impenetrable Gothic galaxy, I am usually quite oblivious to popular culture. I was not even aware of the barrage of hype surrounding the release of Natural Born Killers. My attention was directed belatedly to the movie by a letter from a friend in which she lamented the present state of humanity - or lack thereof. And yet, I still stayed away from the movie for over a month despite my knowledge that it would be at the very least thought-provoking....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Sainthood

- In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Sainthood To use the name of a Saint generally evokes images of holy men and women of the Catholic church, dressed in flowing robes and surrounded by an oil-painted aura. There are patron saints-those with a sort of specialized divinity-of bakers and bellmakers, orphans and pawnbrokers, soldiers and snake bites, soldiers and writers. Each is a Catholic who lived a life deemed particularly holy and was named, postmortem, by the Pope to sainthood. This construct, I find, is something of an empty set of ideas....   [tags: Search Our Mothers' Gardens]

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Transformation in Louise Erdrich's The Red Convertible

- Transformation in Louise Erdrich's The Red Convertible        In Louise Erdrich's "The Red Convertible," the two main characters start off doing seemingly well. However, there are many changes that these two young men go through during the story. Henry experiences the largest transformation due to his involvement in the Vietnam War. This transformation also alters Henry's brother, Lyman, although not for the same reasons. As the story progresses, and these certain events take place, the brothers' innocence is soon lost....   [tags: Red Convertible Essays Louise Erdrich ]

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Grandparents' House: A Home Away From Home

- Grandparents' House: A Home Away From Home As I approach the turn to my Grandparent's house, my stomach turns in anticipation of the sweet sugar cookie smell that awaits. I turn up the long narrow gravel road and park my car in front of their house. I step outside and a chilly little breeze bites at my cheeks. I take a deep breath and the sweet smell of burning cedar enters my nose. I look up to the chimney and see the gray puffs of smoke scatter as it hits the still winter air. I shut the car door and follow the sidewalk to the back door....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation]

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Unique Design of the Vietnam War Memorial

- Unique Design of the Vietnam War Memorial At the age of twenty one, a female undergraduate at Yale University named Maya Lin submitted her design for the Vietnam Memorial. Her idea for the memorial was extremely unique and controversial. After long discussions by a panel, it was chosen for construction. The design that she submitted was one that was very different in comparison to other memorials, and it was one that has a tendency to leave a lot of questions on the minds of the visitors. On the face of the memorial there is a list of all those who died or are missing in the order by which they were lost....   [tags: American America History]

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Generation What? An Outcast of Generation X

- Generation What. An Outcast of Generation X Reflecting upon my writing is one of the most difficult tasks I have ever been asked to do. Looking back upon my work, I realize that this is one of the most important papers I have written. Not only was this piece the first paper I have written for a writing studio, it also enabled me to release some of the frustrations I have with my generation. Generation X. Slackers. Twentysomethings. There has been so much written about this group. There have been countless attempts by the media to analyze them....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Impact of the Internet on Society

- The Impact of the Internet on Society The Internet is, quite literally, a network of networks. It is comprised of ten thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to modest PCs in people's homes and offices. Despite the recent hype, the Internet is not a new phenomenon. Its roots lie in a collection of computers that were linked together in the 1970s to form the US Department of Defense's communications systems....   [tags: Technology Sociology]

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The Sent Down Girl by Joan Chen

- Gifts In The Sent Down Girl In Joan Chen’s movie “The Sent Down Girl”, there are two gifts, one is a kaleidoscope and the other is an apple, received by the central character: XiuXiu. These two different gifts play totally opposite role in XiuXiu’s life. The kaleidoscope represents intangible beauty and wont last long, and the apple is a sign of evil desire. The kaleidoscope is a gift from XiuXiu’s first lover: a boy and also the narrator. This gift appears three times in the movie and it is symbolized as beauty, on the other hand because of the kaleidoscope’s feature, we can also know that the beautiful time won’t last long....   [tags: Gifts, evil and beauty]

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Conflict in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Conflict in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Conflict meaning 'a state of opposition or a fight or struggle' is used in all good dramas, old and new. It makes the drama interesting. Conflict is mostly used by dramatists and script writers to make audiences interested in the drama, tense and wonder what will happen next. The play 'Romeo and Juliet' has to have a conflict because; it is one of the main themes in the play. The disagreements and fight between the two family, that is Capulet and he Montague, their children Romeo and Juliet who truly were in love with each other end up dying....   [tags: Drama Shakespeare Romeo Juliet Essays]

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Effective Settings in "A Pair of Tickets"

- Heritage is something very abstract and hard to understand which is similar to family root. By conveying the rich history and legacy to children through parents, but it seems not the effective way compared with their concerment. In the other way, they maybe almost completely ignorant of their heritage. That is the situation of Jing-Mei in "A Pair of tickets" by Amy Tan. Chinese settings that help Jing-Mei more understand and become in touch with her heritage and her mother's past....   [tags: American Literature]

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Sociological Aspects of Food Choice Among Individuals

- Sociological Aspects of Food Choice Among Individuals The pilot study I conducted at Highpoint Shopping Centre allowed me to observe how food choices were made amongst different people. There are many factors that influence food choices. Therefore I conducted this observation to develop into food choices. Some factors involved gender differences, this effected the food choice and the process of eating, how the effect of age plays part in choosing food, along with which cultures foods were eaten most; Chinese, Turkish, or Italian....   [tags: Papers]

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Violence in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Violence in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Violence in 'Romeo and Juliet', by Shakespeare shows how prejudice leads to escalating violence. Prejudice leads to violence between the feuding families, the Montagues and Capulets when a fight breaks out and death occurs. As we know, William Shakespeare wrote 'Romeo and Juliet' in 1595. In the 1590's, the Elizabethan times, there was a lot of violent feuds and duelling ruling the streets of London. This violence has and is growing very quickly, as there were only 5 famous duels in the 1580's followed by 20 famous duels in the 1590's....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of the Themes in Fight Club

- Analysis of the Themes in Fight Club It is easy to understand how and why many who view Fight Club (Fincher, 1999) would argue that is in essence a critique of post modern consumer culture within America or indeed the western world. After all we are faced with Character(s) Jack (Edward Norton) who seems to gain no cultural sustenance from the world in which he inhabits. More over it seems to do him harm in the form of insomnia. This coupled with his obsession with Ikea and material goods leads to the creation of Tyler (Brad Pit)....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Movie Versions of Romeo and Juliet

- Comparing Movie Versions of Romeo and Juliet Being faced with Baz Luhrmann’s version of Romeo and Juliet is, to be honest, a little disappointing. At first glance the film looks very promising – a classic love story, great actors and a modern twist. But unfortunately, it just doesn’t work. The opening scene of the film hardly grabs your attention, with a very dull scene in which a newsreader reads out Shakespeare’s original prologue but attempts to make it sound like a news-article....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Comparing Opening Sequences of Romeo and Juliet

- Comparing Opening Sequences of Romeo and Juliet In my essay I am going to compare the opening scenes the two versions of Romeo & Juliet. One is by Franco Zeffirelli, which was made in the late 1970’s. The other one is by Baz Luhrmann and was made in 1996. The Zeffirelli version stars Leonardo Whiting as Romeo and Olivia Hussey as Juliet. This version was more authentic and traditional. It was filmed more in a way Shakespeare would have illusory it. It was set in Italy in fair Verona and was aimed at the older generation....   [tags: Papers]

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Evaluation of Rapex as Protection Against Rape

- Evaluation of Rapex as Protection Against Rape Rapex is a weapon for woman against rape. It is a diaphragm with teeth which bites when something touches it that is not supposed to, such as a penis. This is both painful and will make the rape stop immediately. It also has to be removed surgically thus it is much easier to identify the rapist. In this essay I will explain and discuss the facts and uses for Rapex, the medical concerns for Rapex and the ethical and safety issues....   [tags: Papers]

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Violence in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Violence in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In this essay, I am going to discuss the different aspects of the play Romeo and Juliet, including things such as violence, language and culture. Shakespearean culture was during the Tudor period, meaning the theatre and way of living was very different to how things are now in a modern western culture. The first difference would be the aspect of lighting. As they had no artificial lighting, the theatre would only be open during the daytime, meaning the audience would take days off work simply to go and see these wonderful plays....   [tags: Papers]

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German Guilt in Bernhard Schlink's The Reader

- Every year or so, something happens in the media that brings us all back to the atrocities of World War II, and the German persecution of the Jews. It seems that the horrors of that time can only be digested and understood in small bites. How else can we personalize and comprehend a tragedy of that magnitude. Most of what we read and view in the media about the holocaust is a perspective from the Jewish experience. Recently, however, a question has been posed in regards to finding closure with that troubling piece of history from the German conscience....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dracula and Women in Bram Stoker's Dracula

- In the 19th century Bram Stoker wrote the infamous novel, Dracula. This novel was composed in the style of letters, journal entries, newspaper articles and telegrams in order to convey to the reader a realistic story. The story of Dracula is about an ancient vampire who moves to London from his native country of Transylvania. In London, Dracula seduces and bites a young woman by the name of Lucy Westenra. When Lucy falls sick, no one knows how to help her because while Dracula has bitten her many times she has always been in a trance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Ideal Hero in Shakespeare's Hamlet

-       Hamlet is not like the other tragic heroes of his period. He stands apart from other Shakespeare's heroes because of his innocence. Perhaps this supposed tragic hero is an ideal hero - one without the tragic flaw. The tragic flaw has been a part of the formula for the tragedy since the Golden age of Greece. The main, and, most often, the only flaw that has been attributed to Hamlet is his delay.  This seems to constitute the central part in Hamlet. Critics seem to cling to this detail, as if trying to save the status of Hamlet as a typical Elizabethan tragedy of revenge....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Breakfast of Champions: Plague of Unhappiness

- Breakfast of Champions: Plague of Unhappiness         "The motto of Dwayne Hoover's and Kilgore Trout's nation E pluribus unum, Out of Many One" (9). Out of many characters the narrator chooses one, Kilgore Trout, to achieve success. He and Dwayne Hoover are main characters in Kurt Vonnegut's novel Breakfast of Champions (1973). This book is a microcosm of modern American society. Every character symbolizes a different part of the society. The main characters, Dwayne and Kilgore, are symbols; Dwayne representing the successful family man and business person, and Kilgore representing the lonely and unsuccessful people of the world....   [tags: Breakfast of Champions Essays]

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Sacred Rage in The Fifth Column

- Sacred Rage in The Fifth Column In The Fifth Column, the hero, who has become finally indistinguishable from the false or publicity Hemingway, has here dosed himself with whiskey; a seductive and desirous woman, for whom he has the most admirable reasons for not taking any responsibility; sacred rage; the excitement of bombardment; and indulgence in that headiest of sports, for which he has now the same excellent reasons -- the bagging of human beings. You may be afraid, after reading The Fifth Column, that Hemingway will never sober up; but as you go on in the new volume in which it appears, which includes also his most recent short stories, you find that your apprehensions were unfoun...   [tags: The Fifth Column Essays]

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The Internet and the Catholic Church

- This essay addresses the question: Does more harm than good come from the internet. And the answer is sought from the largest Christian denomination (one billion members) - the Catholic Church. There is no condemnation of the internet by this church body; rather the Vatican, official voice of the Catholic Church, maintains that the internet is "not a threat"(Church). Calling the Internet an opportunity and a challenge and not a threat, the Vatican issued two documents encouraging the church to embrace the technology and help guide it to benefit all humanity....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Third Bank of the River

- The Third Bank of the River       Confusion, embarrassment, and guilt can all be found throughout João Guimarães Rosa's short story "The Third Bank of the River." Rosa forces the reader to analyze his words and delve deeply into the hidden meanings behind them. Upon first glance, a story unfolds of a father who seemingly abandons his family and chooses to live out the remainder of his life rowing a small boat back and forth along a river. There are circumstances leading up to this behavior, which new insight to the author's psychological meaning....   [tags: Third Bank of the River]

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Sigmund Freud as a Dream Analyst

- Sigmund Freud as a Dream Analyst You step out of your car onto this amazing white sand beach. You walk toward the water and notice all of these beautiful women coming toward you and saying your name. As you start to lay the charm down you notice that one of them is chewing on your leg. Then all of a sudden all of them are taking huge bites out of you and ripping you apart. You try to escape but you seem to be unable to do anything in your defense. AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!. All of a sudden you awake in a frantic scream....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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To View or Not To View

- To View or Not To View Staying in touch with the outside world, via the 10:00 evening news, has become increasingly difficult for me the last couple years. Not only am I usually not awake at 10:00, but if I am, I do not want to spend my time hearing about the many murders, rapes, and robberies that plaque our city. Television news has not only taken on a tabloid-like feel, but the substance of most of the news stories is a total waste of my viewing time. However, in an effort to stay connected, I currently listen to the morning TV news as well as read the Chicago Tribune on a daily basis....   [tags: Media News Television Essays]

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Christianity, Reform and Freedom in Method

- I feel like I need to begin my methodological introduction with graffiti. Graffiti that says: "Bercovitch Bites," or "Foster Rules," or even "Stop Elitist Historicists." Nothing particularly original -- just a few key phrases that capture the frustration I have felt while researching New Historicism and more particularly, its application to texts. Somehow, graffiti -- the unscholarly domain of angry teenagers armed with cans of spray paint -- echoes my reaction to the scholars in this field who seem to be writing only for other scholars, thus excluding those of us who, fascinated with the ideas expressed, would like to learn about the method and topic by simply picking up a book or article....   [tags: Religion History Essays]

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The Moral Maturation of Huckelberry Finn

- The Moral Maturation of Huckelberry Finn A novel structured on the theme of morality, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain focuses on Huck Finn’s multifaceted growing up process. Huck, through his escapades and misfortunes is obliged to endure the agonizing process from childhood to adulthood where he attains self-knowledge and discovers his own identity. Throughout the journey down the Mississippi River, Jim, Ms. Watson’s runaway slave, accompanies Huck, and is later joined by two con men....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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The First Outbreak of the Illness

- The First Outbreak of the Illness It was a quietly dull afternoon when they brought the first victim into the Emergency Room. He was a boyish 15 year-old, an adolescent sheep herder who appeared to be suffering from an unusually high fever accompanied by delirium. His uncle, the only relative to accompany the boy, said that his nephew was in good spirits until a few days prior when his health quickly deteriorated. [I was] a visiting doctor from Peru [and] the boy reminded me of home, where a majority of my childhood neighbors raised sheep upon the Altiplano....   [tags: Medicine Medical Influenza Essays]

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Elements of Romanticism in Stokers Dracula

- During the Romantic Era, Bram Stoker created a timeless monster in his novel, Dracula. Stoker uses a series of letters and journal entries to tell the story form a first person point of view. The Count, for whom the book is named, seems to be invincible to mere man. Stoker uses his character of Dracula to reflect the elements of romanticism through his supernatural powers, a fascination with youth and innocence, and imagery. Dracula seems to possess unexplainable supernatural powers. When Jonathan Harker is traveling to castle Dracula, he is unaware that the driver of his coach is the Count himself....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Opportunities and Risks of Globalization

- "Globalization, both as an ideology and process, has become the dominant political, economical and cultural force in the 21st century." Quote from "Globalism: The New Market Ideology" by Manfred D.Steger, Page 6 Globalization is one of the most charged issues of the day. It is everywhere in public discourse - in TV sound bites and slogans on placards, in web-sites and learned journals, in parliaments, corporate boardrooms and labor meeting halls. Extreme opponents charge it with impoverishing the world's poor, enriching the wealthy, and devastating the environment, while fervent supporters see it as a high-speed elevator to universal peace and prosperity....   [tags: Economics Politics World Wide Essays]

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Impact Of Television in Presidential Coverage

- In the 1950's, television, having been introduced to political coverage as a new medium, surpassed the dominance of newspaper and radio media as the primary public source of information regarding politics by 1962. Political processes and events of various measures were all soon televised in recognition of overwhelmingly positive public feedback. By the 1970's, live coverage of major political events were as common as seeing grass on the ground. Through the impact of television, political campaigns and elections have never been the same as they were before 1952– the presidential race between Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Review of Dickersons End Of Blackness

- Debra Dickerson, a lawyer and journalist, sets out to inform blacks that they have to give up on the past. If they do not give up on the past, there will be no future for blacks in America. She opens her book, The End of Blackness: Returning the Souls of Black Folks to Their Rightful Owners, by saying “this book will both prove and promote the idea that the concept of ‘blackness,’ as it has come to be understood, is rapidly losing its ability to describe, let alone predict or manipulate, the political and social behavior of African Americans” (p.3)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Animal Farm and A Modest Proposal

- Animal Farm and A Modest Proposal Although 'Animal Farm' and 'A Modest Proposal' were written over two hundred years apart, and one is non-fiction and the other is not, there are distinct similarities between the two. Both of the pieces are political, with 'Animal Farm' based on the Russian Revolution, and 'A Modest Proposal' based on the situation of homelessness in Ireland. Also, both of the pieces are satirical. Animal Farm ridicules the ordinary Russian people for being gullible, and 'A Modest Proposal' mocks politicians who ignore sensible suggestions and come up with extreme ones....   [tags: Animal Farm A Modest Proposal Essays]

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Symbolism Inherent in "The Yellow Wallpaper"

- Upon first reading Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper", it appears to be consecutive journal entries written by a flighty woman-plagued with bouts of depression-about her stay at a vacation home. Though upon closer inspection, the double entendre of this cleverly written story reveals itself. Symbolism is the element that plays the starring role in this production, coyly divulging the clues necessary to illuminate the reality of her psychosis. The physical triggers of said psychosis belong solely to the room she and her husband slept in; now a playroom, it had obviously gone through many other transformations as had this woman, who despised it (nursery, gym, playroom)....   [tags: American Literature]

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God's Forgiveness in Taylor's Meditation 42

- In Edward Taylor's "Meditation 42," the speaker employs a tone of both desire and anxiousness in order to convey the overall idea that man's sinful nature and spiritual unworthiness require God's grace and forgiveness to gain entrance to the kingdom of heaven. In the opening stanza, the speaker describes the human craving and longing for material objects. From the very first word of "Meditation 42," a sense of longing and desire infuses the poem as "apples" (ll. 1) often symbolize both temptation and desire....   [tags: Edward Taylor Poetry]

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Death and Betrayal in Poe's Life

- Death and Betrayal in Poe's Life Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was born to traveling actors in Boston. He was hit hard with death at a young age as his mother and father both died within two days when Poe was only two years old. The wealthy John Allan and his wife became the legal guardians of young Edgar. When Edgar was fourteen, he met the first woman in his life, Jane Stith Stanard, the inspiration to his poem “To Helen”(1831). However, Mrs. Stanard passed away only a year after Poe first met her....   [tags: Papers]

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PostTraumatic Stress Disorder and Vietnam Veterans

- The power of the human brain is a mystery of science. For example, while certain parts of the brain are well known to control certain bodily functions, the brain's memory capacity is just now being discovered. Scientists believe that only a small fraction of the brain is actually used, and its potential power is much greater than one may expect or believe. Its ability to view and store information is still not totally understood by scientists today. This causes a special problem in the treatment certain mental illnesses such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder....   [tags: Vietnam War PTSD Papers]

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The Speckled Band by Sherlock Holmes

- The Speckled Band by Sherlock Holmes Detective stories first became popular in the Victorian era following the emergence of organized police forces in the 1830's. Fascination with the criminal heros accompanied a corresponding interest in the methodical uncovering of crime. Public hangings were frequent and Victorian people feared crime greatly. This meant that when the detective stories came about they felt the fictional character that cracked every case became the perfect detective i.e....   [tags: Papers]

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Description of Life in the Trenches

- Description of Life in the Trenches You might be thinking that life in trenches was non-stop death, violence, and pain. But have you ever thought about why. Or what do soldiers do in their trenches when they're not fighting or dying. Do you always trust sources when you read them. Do you always believe what they say on television documentaries. How can you without a source of evidence. I am going to be telling you what life was really like in the trenches. Firstly, soldiers had to put up with conditions in the trenches....   [tags: Papers]

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A Hurricane Strikes - Original Writing

- A Hurricane Strikes - Original Writing It was an ordinary Sunday morning. The rays of golden sunlight shone on the modest but lively village. The constant murmur of chatting filled the morning air. As children played and laughed, the men relaxed with their noses in their Sunday papers and the old ladies gathered to exchange the latest gossip. The huge trees looked protectively down on the village below and their leaves danced proudly in the breeze. In the distance, all the identical cottages had smoke rising from the chimneys....   [tags: Papers]

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare’s tragic love story “Romeo & Juliet” is about two lovers, separated by their family’s feud. Though they love each other very much, they cannot be together as their families hate each other. Romeo and Juliet get married but die soon after that. We know this because in the prologue it says “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny”, this means that their dislike of each other started a long time ago and grew as time went on....   [tags: Papers]

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Attending a Gujarati Wedding Original Writing

- Attending a Gujarati Wedding-Original Writing In October 2004 we attended the wedding of my Canadian uncle and his English -born wife at, of all unlikely places, West Ham United football ground. This was not a marriage of two footballers: West Ham United offered a suitable venue for a large wedding – which Gujarati weddings tend to be. A Gujarati wedding is the daddy of all weddings. Even before the nuptials there are two days of pre-wedding to be got through, as if to say “This is not a matter to undertaken lightly.” For the sake of brevity, however, I shall here concentrate on the wedding celebrations themselves....   [tags: Papers]

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Explication of John Donne's The Flea

- On the surface, John Donne’s poem “The Flea” dramatizes the conflict between two people on the issue of premarital sex, however, under the surface, the poem uses religious imagery to seduce the woman into having sex. The speaker in this poem is a man, who is strategically trying to convince a woman to have premarital sex with him through the conceit based on a flea, however, the coy lady has thus far yielded to his lustful desires. The speaker’s argument has the form of logic, which contradicts to its outrageous content....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Piranhas

- When you think of piranhas, you probably think about a fierce fish with razor sharp teeth. You might even think of a river that looks like its boiling with swarms of hungry fish, eating an animal all the way down to its bone in just a few minutes. I don’t think you would want to get close to a piranha. But in reality, if you did, the piranha would look at you and decide that you weren’t really good to eat and just leave you alone and swim away. Even the scientists who study piranhas don’t agree with each other on how dangerous piranhas are to people....   [tags: essays research papers]

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paganbeo Pagan Aspect of Beowulf

- The Pagan Aspect of Beowulf             In Beowulf the pagan aspect is revealed through many passages and many heathen rites or customs in which the form of expression or the thought suggests pagan usage or beliefs.   “The poet’s heroic age is full of men both ‘emphatically pagan and exceptionally good,’ men who believe in a God whom they thank at every imaginable opportunity. Yet they perform all the pagan rites known to Tacitua, and are not Christian” (Frank 52). Certainly the pagan element seems to be too deeply interwoven in the text for us to suppose that it is due to additions made by scribes at a time when the poem had come to be written down....   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]

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jimhf Huck and Jim’s Relationship

- Huckleberry Finn and Jim’s Relationship Throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain illustrates the bond formed between Huck, the young white protagonist, and Jim, Huck's black companion. Huck's father Pap, while he was still alive, had beaten Huck repeatedly, kidnapped and scared his son to the extent, that Huck, out of fear, feigns his own death to escape Pap's grasp. While Huck and Jim travel down the river it becomes apparent that Jim is more of a father figure to Huck than his biological father....   [tags: Adventures Huckleberry Huck Finn Essays]

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Loosening Up in Southern Spain

- Loosening Up in Southern Spain Our group and I were looking out towards the unfamiliar landscape waiting for our arrival at our hotel. As our tour bus traveled through the rolling hills and the city towards the coast, we were looking out towards the unfamiliar. The scenery was heightened by the late afternoon and the seemingly picture perfect shadows everything evidently cast. The Spanish countryside was a beautiful place. As we traveled closer to our hotel and the Mediterranean Sea, our tour guide rambled on about the history and other things that only the older people cared about, while we teenagers talked and looked out at the new world before us....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples]

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The Persecution of Indigenous People

- The Persecution of Indigenous People On October 12, 1492, a European by the name of Christopher Columbus arrived on an island of the Americas. However, he and his shipmates were not the first people to step foot on the land of the Americas. Long before Columbus, the Native Americans were the original populace of the land. Despite their seniority over the land, the Native Americans were feared and persecuted by the white settlers because of their many unusual appearances and atypical traditions and ways of life....   [tags: American America History Native Essays]

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Birth: The Beginning of Life

- Birth: The Beginning of Life Birth: a definition For all mammals (with platypuses being the exception), parturition is the beginning of life as we know it. More specifically, birth is the means by which non-human primates and human primates alike begin their experience of the world. I am interested in the significance of childbirth the method by which it is carried out, its implications for the birthing mother, and the way that the birthing process is viewed by different societies. Both birth and the postpartum period involve a certain degree of danger for the birthing mother, her nascent child, and her entire family or community....   [tags: Birthing Birth Essays]

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Herbal Remedies in FDA Limbo

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Of Course They're Worth It

- Of Course They're Worth It The year 2004 promises to be exciting for sports fans and sports figures alike. Let's look at the state of Texas for instance: sports fans in Houston have the opportunity to enjoy professional sports' greatest show, the Super Bowl, in February, and then the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in July. Sports fans in San Antonio will welcome back their NBA Champion Spurs, and fans in Dallas will most likely be filling the seats of Texas Stadium to cheer on America's Team once again....   [tags: Sports Athletics Texas Essays]

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Rabies: Closer Than You Think

- Rabies: Closer Than You Think Rabies, a virus of the nervous system and salivary glands is a fast moving killer; it’s not something to mess around with. Rabies comes from the Latin word “to rage”. Rabies is easily associated with rage. When people think of rabies, they usually think of a mad raccoon or dog, foaming at the mouth and running around crazy; dying soon after. The thought of going crazy is a pretty reasonable guess for how rabies torments its victims. The virus enters through a bite or transfer of infected saliva and makes its way through the nerves toward your spinal cord and brain....   [tags: science]

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Garlic: A Taste for Health

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Siddhartha and The Razor’s Edge

- Siddhartha and The Razor’s Edge The book Siddhartha and the movie The Razor’s Edge are two similar yet different stories. Each these two works explore man’s search for truth, self, and life’s true meaning. The main characters of these stories are very different people, yet they are in search of similar goals. The main character of Siddhartha is Siddhartha. The main character of The Razor’s Edge is Larry Darryl. Larry and Siddhartha go through several stages of their lives, which range from rich to poor and back again....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Comparing Freshwater vs. Saltwater Fishing

- Comparative Essay of Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing My friend had invited me along with him and his family to the ocean. It was vacation for the family, but for him and me it was the beginning of a week of serious business. We had an obsessive hobby to pursue. As avid and long-term freshwater fisherman, we were thrilled by the thought of catching those large and exotic saltwater fish we had seen on television a billion times before. Yet little did we expect there to be such vast differences between our freshwater fishing and the saltwater fishing, which we were about to pursue....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparative]

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The Culture of Talk Shows

- The Culture of Talk Shows If social order is not a given, if it is not encoded in our DNA, then to some extent we are always in the process of producing "virtual realities," some more functional than others. Habits, routines, and institutions are the patterns that create the "world taken for granted." Knowledge of how to behave is contained in cultural scripts that are themselves products of human interaction and communication about the nature of "reality." Shame, guilt, embarrassment are controlling feelings that arise from "speaking the unspeakable" and from violating cultural taboos....   [tags: Talk Shows Television Media Essays]

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Charles Darwin And Herbert Spencer

- Charles Darwin, a British naturalist, revolutionized biology with his theory of evolution through the process of natural selection. Herbert Spencer was the major philosopher of biological and social evolution. Spencer's work significantly influenced 19th century developments in biology, psychology, sociology and anthropology. While Darwin was influential in the fields of natural history and geology, his theory of evolution created great controversy. He changed the way people thought about the role of humans in the natural world....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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Influence Of Chinese And Irish

- The Influence of Chinese and Irish Laborers on the Transcontinental Railroad The Chinese and Irish laborers answered strongly when asked to help build the Transcontinental Railroad that connected the Pacific and the Atlantic Coasts. During the long process the immigrant workers encountered harsh weather and living and working conditions. Their work produced the Great Iron Trail in an incredibly short time with minimal resources and equipment. Their struggles are often overlooked and their overseers credited with the building of the railroad....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Native American Healing And Dance

- Native American Dance and Healing Native Americans in Contemporary Society: The population in the United States has increased steadily in the 20th century. In 1990 the number of Native Americans was almost two million, 8 percent of the total population. Slightly more than one third live on a reservation; about half live in urban areas. Indian reservations function as independent governments within the federal framework. Among many of the Native Americans, there are many musical styles, singing is the dominant form of musical expression, with instrumental music serving primarily as rhythmic accompaniment....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Morgan Spurlock?s Super Size Me

- Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me After watching Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me it became even clearer to me that there is an obesity crisis in this country. While this was not news to me; I was surprised by Dr. Satcher, the former U.S. Surgeon General, stating that 'left unabated obesity will surpass smoking as the number one preventable cause of death in this country.' Morgan Spurlock focused his attention on McDonalds in his documentary, but I think to simply blame the fast food companies grossly simplifies the issue....   [tags: Obesity Crisis America Weight Health Fat Essays]

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Necrotizing Fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria)

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Comparing Mountain Lion and Badger

- Comparing Mountain Lion and Badger These are two poems that were written at the beginning and end of the nineteenth century. The views on animal hunting and animal cruelty are very different today. Animals such as badgers were hunted for sport; it was considered to be entertaining to track a badger using dogs and capture and torture it until death. Animas such as the Mexican mountain lion were hunted in Mexico for a profit, their fur was a highly sought after fashion item and was sold at very high prices....   [tags: English Literature]

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MTV's Portrayal of Women

- MTV's Portrayal of Women I see the rattle and the hum of music television. Flash upon flash of sensory information lights the screen with sound bites, flashbulbs, sex and rock and roll. I am watching MTV in the semi-darkness of a friend's living room and it is easy for me to understand the attraction of this style of television. MTV is pure energy. It has vitality, powerful images, larger-than-life heroes, and the edginess that the best pop music always has. I find MTV strangely hypnotic. I could sit, entranced by the flickering images and incessant beats, for hours....   [tags: Media Television Entertainment Papers]

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The Concept of Information

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The West Nile Virus

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Beowulf, Christianity, and Paganism

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degenerate characteristics of dracula

- Degenerate Characters of Dracula In the novel, Dracula, Bram Stoker puts together a variety of characters with several characteristics that are unique and somewhat alike in many ways. One way that some of the characters are similar is that they show signs of being a degenerate. A degenerate is a person who has sunk below a former or normal condition and lost normal or higher qualities. These people most likely have mentally and sometimes physically become deteriorated to the point where they no longer can think and function as a normal person would....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Elements Unifying a report

- Writing reports comes easy to most people, but the trick is to make the report easy and inviting for others to read. It is difficult to pick up and read a report that is dull and boring. I am not talking about the subject of the report but rather the look of it. A report may be chocked full of useful, important, and exciting information; but it may never get read in its¡¦ entirety because it looks uninteresting. One way to make a report more inviting to read is the use of eye catchers. An eye catcher is something that captures the eye; it aids you in gaining the reader¡¦s attention....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Greek Gods and Myths

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Governements Bureaucratic Half-witted Laws

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Patas Monkeys and Company

- Patas and Company A hip, hop, hibbety-hop, another quick jump, and the small yet very scared (LaRoe 84) monkey had gone from one tree to the next. With a fuzzy white stomach, small, pointy ears, and a “red hat” on top of his head, this was a renowned Patas monkey that lived in Kenya’s wild grasslands. The small monkey, with his big eyes wide open, searched around the neighbhoring trees for some nuts. He stretched his neck out as much as he could to look at every nook and cranny of the trees nearby, until he finally spotted a big juicy red nut (Woodland Zoo 1)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Psychological Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa

- An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from eating disorders and most are teenage girls and young women. Among the three types of eating disorders, anorexia nervosa is the most common type. It is a disorder in which the person has a distorted body image and an intense fear of being fat. Binging, or eating large quantities of food in a short period of time, and then purging, or vomiting to empty the stomach of food, are all actions commonly found in anorexics. An anorexic is extremely afraid of becoming fat and might believe she/he is fat even when he/she is very thin....   [tags: essays research papers]

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River Journey In Brazil

- Dear Irene, I would first like to thank you, for encouraging me to enter the competition and I could not believe that I won. As soon as they called out my name on the radio, I went running around my house, crazy, jumping up and down on my small bed, which I think I ruined the springs in it. Although it’s a pity you could not come with me, because the fact is that I had a spectacular holiday. There was a variety of choices on where to go, but none of them interests me except for one that I have not tried yet, and that was ‘Rafts and river journeys’ in the Amazon river, Brazil....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Women in Dracula

- The Women of Dracula Throughout the book Dracula, the author, Bram Stoker, portrays many different aspects of women's roles in the 19th century. Since this novel was published many films have been created based on Stoker's story line. Nosferatu, a silent film, depicts the women of the story, other than Mina, as minimal characters. The movie Dracula, filmed in the 1930's, stays very true to the novel, with only minor changes to the characters and plot. All three of the works depict the same women differently, thus changing the complete literary artistic nature of each piece....   [tags: European Literature Bram Stoker Vampires]

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Critique of David Copperfield

- Charles Dicken's David Copperfield is an introspective novel about the journey of David from boyhood to adulthood. David learns and grows as he meets different people and encounters a myriad of different experiences. He is an orphan before he is ten years old. Every different place David lives makes a distinct impression on his life and every adult he encounters in his childhood becomes like a surrogate parent. Although he has lived many different lifestyles, the intrinsic David never really changes....   [tags: European Literature]

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On "The Red Convertible"

- Louise Erdrich was born Karen Louise Erdrich on June 7, 1954. Her parents were both affiliated with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Although her Native American heritage is very prevalent in her writing, she is influenced by western ways. Louise attended Dartmouth College and Johns Hopkins University. Her religion is stated as "anti- religion." Louise expresses her knowledge of Native American ways, but tries to shun it's beliefs by using western objects to tell her stories. Louise married Michael Anthony Dorris and had six children....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Bestiality of Murder

- According to Catholic doctrine union with God is the basis of happiness, and separation from God is the greatest punishment for a human being. What enables us to become closer to God is our free will and our reasoning power, when we loose those things we have no hope of achieving happiness. Violence is a very clear demonstration of the loss of these two faculties of the intellect, the way Dante depicts the souls of the seventh circle of Hell accurately portrays this idea. Rooted in anger violence is controllable by will power, but its particular nature, which goes back to animal instincts, account for the loss of control experienced by an enraged person....   [tags: Poetry]

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The Message of Shrek

- The Message of Shrek In traditional fairy tales, ogres are man-eating beasts. The prince usually rescue the princess, they marry and live happily ever after. How do the makers of 'Shrek' use presentational devices to reverse this tradition, to reveal the ogre as good, and the prince as evil. ==================================================================== In my essay, I am going to review the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, and write about how filmmakers use different camera angles and shots to make an unusual fairytale....   [tags: Papers]

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