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Bluest Eye and Giovanni's Room

- Bluest Eye and Giovanni's Room There are several novels written by two of the worlds most critically acclaimed literary writers of the 20th century James Baldwin and Toni Morrison. But I would like to focus on just two of their works, James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room, and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye. In these novels in some way the authors suggest a theme of how the past is rooted in the present. Now each of these authors shows this in a different way. This is because of the contrast in their story outline and the structures of their novels....   [tags: Papers]

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Censorship letter (the bluest eye)

- I believe in the fact that everyone has their own opinion and the right for freedom of speech and press. People might say that I have no opinion or that I dont know what I am talkin about because I am under 18, but I still stand behind my opinion. The recent controversy over the censorship and banning of Toni Morrisons "The Bluest Eye" is simply a group of people trying to give thier opinion. They got their right and where able to challenged the book, but are now taking this too far....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Point of View in The Bluest Eye and Going to Meet the Man

- The point of view used in The Bluest Eye and “Going to Meet the Man” evokes different emotions from similar actions. Both stories depict characters that exert aggressive sexual behavior to dominate. In “Going to Meet the Man,” the point of view elicits no compassion for Jesse, an aggressive oppressor. Conversely, the reader feels sympathy for Cholly in The Bluest Eye because the point of view portrays him as an unfortunate soul unable to control his heinous sexual aggressions. Jesse attends a “picnic” with his family that celebrates the power wielded by the whites in the extreme punishment of a black man for a seemingly minor act....   [tags: agressive, sexual, behavior, violent]

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Subaltern Children in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

- Toni Morrison (1931- ) is a Noble Prize and Pulitzer Prize—winning writer, who has emerged as one of the major contemporary Afro-American women novelists on the literary scene of American literature. The burden of history, the devastating effects of race, gender or class on an individual and especially on a woman in American white, male-dominated society constitute her thematic concerns. Morrison in her very first novel, The Bluest Eye (1970), examines the debilitating effects of race, class, and gender on three pre-teen African American girls, Pecola, Claudia and Frieda, in 1940s’ Ohio....   [tags: afro-american women, identities, prince]

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Sad Child's Life in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

- Highly acclaimed author Toni Morrison once said, “In order to be as free as I possibly can, in my own imagination, I can’t take positions that are closed. Everything I’ve ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it, to open doors, sometimes, not even closing the book – leaving the endings open for reinterpretation and revisitation.” Morrison’s first novel, The Bluest Eye, tells the tragic story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Ridiculed by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, Pecola longs for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in....   [tags: african american, injustice, race]

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The Complexity of Evil in Morison´s The Bluest Eye

- The book The Bluest Eye is a real representation of what Morison the author thought growing up as a black girl in a city in Georgia was like. She wanted to be as realistic as she could, the point of the novel is not to be some heart-warming story about how a young black girl can rise up in the Georgia neighborhood that she lived in. But about the hard and confusing life of a black girl. There was no true hero and there was no goal but just a girl trying to understand the world in which she lives in....   [tags: black, evil, rape]

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Woman Is The Nigger Of The Wolrd: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

- ... I am cute!” (Morrison, 56-57), which proves she needs to juxtapose black with cute in order to feel cute herself. Therefore, the vacuum of white people looking upon African-Americans as a different species is mainly based on racial stereotypes. This theme of the white gaze is prominently worked out in the book through eye-imagery, which stresses that one also ought to look at racism from the victim’s perspective. With this Morrison offers a view for white readers how anti-black racism works, which may lead to the readers tracing if they themselves behave this way....   [tags: race, human recognition, african americans]

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Bluest Eye

- Bluest Eye Pecola, an eleven-year-old black girl, is the protagonist of The Bluest Eye. Her family lives in grinding poverty in Lorain, Ohio. By 1941, her parents' marriage had turned bitter and violent. Cholly, her father, is an alcoholic and Pauline, her mother, prefers to retreat into the fantasy world of the movie theater. Surrounded by a culture that equates beauty with whiteness, Pecola becomes convinced that she is ugly because she has African features and dark skin. She prays to God every day for blue eyes, thinking that her family would suddenly become stable and loving if she were beautiful....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Bluest Eye

- Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye reveals the trauma of an eleven-year-old African-American girl named Pecola Breedlove. This story takes place in the town of Lorain, Ohio during the 1940’s. It is told from the perspective of a young girl named Claudia MacTeer. She and her sister, Frieda, become witness to the terrible path that Pecola is forced to endure because she is not considered beautiful by society. Pecola chooses to hide from life behind her clouded dream of having the bluest of eyes so that those around her will view her as beautiful as the light skinned, blond haired, blue eyed girls that got so much favoritism....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Bluest eye

- Toni Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye, presents the lives of several impoverished black families in the 1940’s in a rather unconventional and painful manner. Ms. Morrison leads the reader through the lives of select children and adults, describing a few powerful incidents, thoughts and experiences that lend insight into the motivation and. behavior of these characters. In a somewhat unconventional manner, the young lives of Pauline Williams Breedlove and Charles (Cholly) Breedlove are presented to the reader....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Review of The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

- Review of The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Love is an amazing emotion. A life without love is a life not worth living. As a child, one has thirsts for love and approval that can only be quenched by influential adults and peers. If love is not given during childhood, it will forever taint the individual's life. Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye magnificently captures the mind of mature readers and both genders in its captivating tale of a young black girl who wants nothing more than to be loved by a society built around white supremacy, which Morrison derived from her recollection of her childhood and the deep influence of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s....   [tags: Papers]

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Writing Techniques Used in The Bluest Eye

- Toni Morrison the first black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, was born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio. She was the second of four children to George and Ramah Wofford. Her parents moved to Ohio from the South to escape racism and to find better opportunities in the North. Lorain was a small industrial town populated with immigrant Europeans, Mexicans and Southern blacks who lived next door to each other. Chloe attended an integrated school. In the first grade she was the only black student in her class and the only one who could read....   [tags: Toni Morrison]

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The Breedloves in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

- In the third chapter of The Bluest Eye, entitled "Autumn", Toni Morrison focuses on Pecola's family, the Breedloves. Morrison goes in depth about the family dynamic of the Breedloves and how it affects Pecola and her self-image. The passage starts after one of many arguments between Cholly and Mrs. Breedlove, Pecola's parents, turns violent. Mrs. Breedlove wants Cholly to fetch some coal from the outside shed. Cholly spent the last night drinking and does not want to get out of bed. The passage begins with the children becoming aware of the argument....   [tags: American Literature]

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Racial Beauty Standards In The Bluest Eye

- In Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, the character Claudia struggles with a beauty standard that harms her sense of self-esteem. Claudia tries to make sense of why the beauty standard does not include black girls. The beauty standard determines that blonde-haired blue-eyed white girls are the image of beauty and therefore they are worthy of not only attention, but are considered valuable to American culture of the 1940s. Thus, learning she has no value or beauty as a black girl, Claudia destroys her white doll in an attempt to understand why white girls are beautiful and subsequently worthy, socially superior members of society....   [tags: Toni Morrison]

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A Hunger for Love and Respect in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

- The Bluest Eye (1970), Toni Morrison’s first novel, is written during her teaching at Howard University, focuses on the oppression of the Black female characters Pauline, Pecola, Claudia, and Frieda. The American concept of beauty becomes necessary for black African- American in order to mingle into the mainstream. Pecola suffers an inferiority complex since from her childhood because she is ugly and black and nobody loves her as Pecola comes from a poor family, cut off from the normal life of a community and faces final humiliation and betrayal from her own father....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Classism]

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Should The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Be Considered a Great American Novel?

- I believe that The Bluest Eye is a very good piece of literature, but it should not be considered a “Great American Novel”. I do believe that the novel is eye-opening to the horrors of being an African-American child during the 1940’s, but that these awful situations are not enough to make it a “Great American Novel”. This novel is supposed to become reality for the reader, which is successfully done, except when there are coincidences that occur seemingly to drive whatever plots, if any, that the novel contains....   [tags: african american, pecola, boring]

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Distinctive Voice of Distress-A Study of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

- In the age of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization terms like post-colonialism, ‘post modernism,’ ‘subaltern,’ ‘hybridity,’ ‘hegemony’ resound in the halls of contemporary academic seminars and conferences. These concepts are to be comprehended in terms of their impact on literature. Furthermore, several post-structuralist theories like Feminism, Marxism, marginalization-subversion of hegemonic discourse, pluralism and heterogeneity have contributed to the growth of literatures by Red Indians in Canada, Blacks in Africa, Aborigines in Australia, and Dalits in India....   [tags: dalit literature, discrimination, poverty]

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Literature's Unique Talent: The Bluest Eye, Night, Flowers for Algernon

- ... “The officer came closer and shouted to him to be silent. But my father did not hear. He continued to call me. The officer wielded his club and dealt him a violent blow to his head. I didn’t move. I was afraid, my body was afraid of another blow, this time to my head … When I came down from my bunk after roll call, I could see his lips trembling: he was murmuring something. I remained more than an hour leaning over him, looking at him, etching his bloody, broken face in my mind. Then I had to go to sleep....   [tags: communicating social injustices]

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When Adults Fail, Children Change

- ... Junior is affected by the failure of his mother to parent well. Instead she worries about appearance, cleanliness, and her cat which brings separation between her and Junior. Because he is angry and hurt by this, he abuses his mother’s cat who receives all the affection he would like to have from Geraldine. Another example of the failure of adults is seen in Pauline Breedlove. Just as Geraldine focuses more on her desires than her child, so does Pauline in ways that also drift her away from her family....   [tags: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison]

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Forms of Violence in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

- Forms of Violence in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye Works Cited Missing Toni Morrison's novel The Bluest Eye is about the life of a black low class family, who resides in America in the late 1930s. Everyday they are confronted to the problem of violence. And we would see that this violence is present inside their own family as well as in all the community around them. Then we will explain that all this abuse comes for the most part from racism and the idealized concept of white beauty....   [tags: Papers]

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Essay on Themes of House on Mango Street, and The Bluest Eye

- Disturbing Themes of House on Mango Street, and The Bluest Eye   Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago and grew up in Illinois, the only girl in a family of seven. Cisneros is noted for her collection of poems and books that concentrate on the Chicana experience in the United States. In her writing, Cisneros explores and transcends borders of location, ethnicity, gender and language. Cisneros writes in lyrical yet deceptively simple language, she makes the invisible visible by centering on the lives of Chicanas, their relationships with their families, their religion, their art, and their politics....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Uses of God and the Church in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

- The Uses of God and the Church in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Morrison places a responsibility for the social dilemma; tragic condition of blacks in a racist America so prominent in the 1940s, on an indefinite God and/or the church. This omniscient being, the creator of all things, both noble and corrupt, and his messengers seem to have in a sense sanctioned the ill fated in order to validate the hatred and scorn of the "righteous." In her introduction of the Breedlove family, Morrison holds accountable the Breedlove's acceptance of ugliness to a higher power saying, "It was as though some mysterious all-knowing master had given each one a cloak of ugliness to wear" (Morrison, 39)....   [tags: Papers]

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Personal Appearance in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

- My report is on a wonderful story called 'The Bluest Eye' written by Toni Morrison and published by the Penguin Group. This book was originally published in 1970. 'The Bluest Eye' was Toni Morrison's first novel that takes place in the 1940's and is set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio. This story is about a young girl named Pecola Breedlove who is about 11 years old and would give anything to have the bluest eyes. "Pecola is a delicate, sensitive and abused child when the story begins, and by the time the story ends, she has been just about completely destroyed by violence, and pain." At the beginning of the story, Pecola desires two things that form her emotional life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Search for Beauty in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

- "Starlight star bright" make me beautiful tonight. So many young girls gaze into the stars wishing that they could be beautiful so they would be accepted at school, as well as loved and acknowledged more. Pecola Breedlove in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye is no different than any other little girl. She too wants to be beautiful. America has set the standards that to be beautiful one must have " blue eyes, blonde hair, and white skin" according to Wilfred D. Samuels Toni Morrison (10)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Role and Influences of Male Characters in The Bluest Eye

- The Role and Influences of Male Characters in The Bluest Eye There seems to be a certain part, a certain role that every male plays in this novel. Whether it be the kind, loving, hardworking father such as Mr. Macteer, or the lowdown no good evil men, like Cholly Breedlove, Soaphead Church, Mr. Henry, and the rest of the little hellion boys in the local school. In the novel, the role that most of the male characters seem to play is dark, evil, and despicable. Is there a reason for this. Is Tony Morrison sexist, biased toward women....   [tags: Papers]

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How Morrison's, The Bluest Eye, Relates to Modern Education: Childhood Trauma and the Need for Intervention in the Classroom

- Today’s education is very important to nations all around the world. We change in order to perfect the system and try to compete for the perfect education system. Our students and children see more and more traumatic events than in the past and also go through more at a young age. We look at our education system and try to pinpoint the main causes. Many studies have been conducted in order to improve our education. Many have learned that because the ease of information to world wide traumatic events and individual events, trauma is the culprit and is holding back our students causing them to suffer academically and decrease the IQ of our students....   [tags: teaching, teachers, child psychology]

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Women's Role in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morriso

- Throughout history, women, no matter which ethnicity, are often seen to be oppressed by men in society. The social responsibilities between a male and female are also seen to be significantly different. While people often see the male going out to work and bringing back home some income, females are “suppose to” stay home, do chores, and watch over the children. This view causes many women to lack the ability to increase their social status which causes them to be reliant on men or the rich. Although people may think that the social standing of women has improved throughout the years, the change is actually minimal....   [tags: ethnicity, oppressed society, men]

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Responsibility of the Artist in The Bluest Eye, Faith in a Tree, and Conversion of the Jews

- Responsibility of the Artist in The Bluest Eye, Faith in a Tree, and Conversion of the Jews Toni Morrison, in her work, Rootedness: The Ancestor as Foundation, voices her opinion about the responsibility of the artist and proclaims that art should be political. I would like to examine Grace Paley and Phillip Roth's short stories and Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye. Each of these works can be considered political, and I believe they fit Morrison's idea of what literary fiction should be....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Use of the Fences Metaphor in Describing Racial Injustice

- Use of the Fences Metaphor in Describing Racial Injustice in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the Song "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", and August Wilson's Fences In today's world it is difficult for young people to get a good handle on the past. This is especially the case when talking about the history of African-Americans in the United States and the "consequences of racial injustice" which they faced. Toni Morrison shares her thoughts on this topic in her novel The Bluest Eye through the use of the metaphor, " the hem of life." This idea of marginalizing African-Americans was used well to describe the hardships of most African-Americans throughout...   [tags: Fences, The Bluest Eye]

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Childhood Presented in To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

- Childhood Presented in To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Childhood should be a time of great learning, curiosity, joy, playfulness and guiltlessness. The reality is that it can be a time of extreme vulnerability and dependency. The innocence and fragility of a child is easily manipulated and abused if not nurtured and developed. Family relationships are crucial in the flourishing of young minds, but other childhood associations are important too. These include school life, friends, play and peer-group....   [tags: English Literature Childhood Essays]

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Art in My Life

- Art in My Life Growing up, the first forms of art I was most exposed to were literature and music. Both served the same purpose in my life: to take my mind away from the present. Their effect on me was the same. When listening to a song or reading a book my mind was so focused on what I was doing that I was oblivious to the world around me. My mom frequently complained about my infatuation with books because whenever she called me to run an errand while I was reading, I never heard her. She assumed that it was because I was purposely pretending not to hear to avoid doing work....   [tags: Personal Narrative Bluest Eye Morrison]

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The Bluest Eyes, by Toni Morrison

- In “The Bluest Eyes”, the author Toni Morrison portrays the idea of beauty and its standard on African Americans live in the white American society through a narrator named Claudia. The protagonist of Morrison’s novel, Pecola Breedlove, is the truest of all victims, for she is an innocent little girl born into a family that does not provide her with any support to endure society's racial prejudices. The little black girl Pecola is in a mad desire for blue eyes, which shows white-dominated culture has almost assimilated African American women and made them lost....   [tags: Standards, Beauty, Thematic Analysis]

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The Buest Eye

- The Bluest Eye is one of the most famous and elegant works by Toni Morrison. The novel shows how women are affected by society through the eyes of an African American family during the Great Depression. The novel is being researched because many connections can be made in today’s society. In the novel The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, it provides a detailed interpretation of how the “perfect White American” is the current beauty standard, which creates tension the lives of African American women and children, through the messages provided everywhere in their lives....   [tags: Toni Morrison novel, literature]

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Broken Community in Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison

- In the novel, “The Bluest Eye”, Toni Morrison exposes the roots of a broken community, unveiling the effects it has on its members. Morrison illustrates various disturbing characters that are insecure, lost and troubled. Through extended metaphors she is able to trace back these behaviors to the characters’ past. The structure of her novel follows a repetitive rationale of the character’s behavior after revealing their gruesome actions. The passage (116) further develops the text’s theme of a dysfunctional community....   [tags: insecure, lost, behaviors, oppression, racism]

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The Story of Pecola Breedlove in The Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison

- The Story of Pecola Breedlove in The Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison The story of Pecola Breedlove in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison is very dramatic. Like a seed planted in bad soil and in a hostile condition, Pecola, a very young and innocent African American girl, does not have a chance to grow up normally like her peers. Her parents' personal history is shown to have played out in extreme measures in her life. Her father, abandoned since childhood, does not have a sense of fatherhood. Her mother is a product of hatred and ignorance....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effects of Bad Parenting in As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

- How does a child feel when their parents conceive destructive values and manipulative connotations. To any child a parent is the person that they look up to and in most cases look for encouragement. However, some parents tend to value destruction and their own self-gain more than the life of their child. Both William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying” and Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” demonstrating a principle that when parents are bound to their twisted, manipulative, and even immoral values that their children will ultimately be the ones to pay the price as they either embrace the similar hollow values themselves or set out to fulfill their own desires through often times self-destructive mean...   [tags: destructive values, breedlove, buest eye]

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The bulest eye

- Claudia and Frieda MacTeer live in Lorain, Ohio with their parents. Their lives are hard, but their parents provide a stern and loving household. To make money, their parents take in a boarder, Henry Washington. Soon after, another young girl, named Pecola, comes to live with the MacTeers after her father, Cholly, burned down her house. The three girls become friends. Pecola loves milk and Shirley Temple; it quickly becomes clear that she believes that all things Caucasian are beautiful. It also becomes clear that Pecola considers herself ugly because she has such strong African features....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Laser Eye Surgery Information

- Refractive Laser Surgery: An In-Depth Look at Lasik Refractive laser surgery offers the chance to have near perfect vision, a God-send to people who are tired of wearing glasses. As its popularity grows, it is worth taking an in-depth look at Lasik and finding out what this wonder surgery entails. Refractive laser surgery is a surgery to correct the refractive index of the eye to reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses. It can correct such vision problems such as myopia, or nearsightedness, hyperopia, or farsightedness, and astigmatism, which is the inability of the cornea to focus a sharp image on the cornea....   [tags: Lasik, Eye Correction]

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An Analysis of George Bataille's The Story of the Eye

- An Analysis of George Bataille's The Story of the Eye ...awareness of the impossibility opens consciousness to all that is possible for it to think. In this gathering place, where violence is rife, at the boundary of that which escapes cohesion, he who reflects within cohesion realizes that there is no longer any room for him (Theory of Religion 10). When Georges Bataille first published The Story of the Eye in 1928, anonymously and "in a limited edition of 134 copies" (Lechte 118), he had been at the Bibliothèque Nationale in the department of numismatics for nearly six years....   [tags: Story Eye]

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Insights on Death in I’ve Seen a Dying Eye

- "I’ve Seen a Dying Eye," by Emily Dickinson, is a poem about the nature of death. A sense of uncertainty and uncontrollability about death seems to exist. The observer’s speech seems hesitant and unsure of what he or she is seeing, partly because of the dashes, but also because of the words used to describe the scene. As the eye is observed looking for something, then becoming cloudy and progressing through more obscurity until it finally comes to rest, the person observing the death cannot provide any definite proof that what the dying person saw was hopeful or disturbing....   [tags: Seen Dying Eye Essays]

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An Eye for an Eye: The Death Penalty

- The death penalty has been present, in one way or another, for virtually as long as human civilization has existed. The reasons why are apparent; it is intrinsically logical to human beings that a person who takes the life of another should also be killed. This philosophy is exemplified in the famous Biblical passage, "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth." However, in light of recent research into ethics, criminology and the justice system, the time has come for us to re-examine our ageless paradigm of revenge....   [tags: capital punishment]

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Retribution is an Eye for an Eye Punishment

- Retribution- Retribution is the punishment that is deserved because of the act committed by the perpetrator. More subsequently, it is the “infliction of punishment on those who deserve to be punished” (Couture, 2014, p.60). Lex Talionis, Latin for law of retribution, connects to the biblical adage of “an eye for an eye,” which later specifies the offenders get the punishment in which they deserve in exchange for crime they have committed (Sieter, 2014, p. 26). Sanctions consist of capital punishment, incarceration, intermediate sanctions (intense supervised probation), or standard probation, where each goal of corrections connects with the sanctions....   [tags: crime, punishment, deterrence]

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An Eye for an Eye

- "An eye for an eye", this quote is used often among many diversities of people; however, Edgar Allan Poe took this quote to extremes in his story The Cask of Amontillado. Poe's usage of dramatic and verbal irony, foreshadowing and symbolism brings about a strong tale of revenge. Revenge is a feeling that has the ability to over come a person's grip on reality. The narrator, Montresor feels that he was greatly insulted by the unfortunate Fortunado. For this reason Montresor seeks revengeance on Fortunado for his heinous crime....   [tags: Poetry]

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An Eye for an Ear

- In his play Hamlet, William Shakespeare leads the reader to believe during the first four Acts that the objectionable judgment of the characters therein and resulting action are acceptable to the reader. However, in Act V, the world of Hamlet is turned upside-down, leaving the reader completely baffled. By closely examining Hamlet, it becomes apparent that Shakespeare uses repetitive images of the eyes and the ears as the source from which action stems. A lack of coordination between these two senses is largely responsible for the ensuing state of things in the first four Acts....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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Eye of the Beholder

- Eye of the Beholder Today’s society is a very tough one to live in because there is constant pressure and criticism everywhere. Sometimes this stress can be constructive, but most of the time it is negative. Women fall victim to one of the worst pressures, the desire to have the “perfect” body. Society as a whole idealizes the “coke bottle” body, putting pressure on women to achieve it. According to a survey by Elias, 70% of surveyed teen girls said that fashion magazines make them feel overweight and in need of a diet....   [tags: Psychology]

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The eye

- How Do We See. Seeing involves more than opening our eyes. Through simple and fun experimentation the class will learn how the interaction of light, the eyes and the brain create the world we see. How Do We See. Our eyes are constantly feeding information to us. When we are born our eyes need time to get used to seeing and understanding what exactly it is that you are seeing. Given time and experience the eyes learn to take in light, focus it and send information to our brain. All that you have experienced to this point has involved seeing and gaining an understanding of all that goes on around you....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Evil Eye

- Object Description The evil eye dates back to over a thousand years ago. The earliest known indication of it dates back to the classical period, in Ancient Greece and Rome. Besides being mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman texts, it is almost mentioned in texts such as the Bible and the Quran (Radford). It holds the same meaning no matter where or how the story is told to define it. It is a mischievous look that many cultures believe it is able to cause harm and/or bad luck towards the person it casts upon for hatred or envy....   [tags: Clasical Period, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome]

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The Bionic Eye

- A recent report conducted by WHO showed that there are 39 million people who are suffering from blindness around the world and another 246 million with poor vision (WHO 2013). As a matter of fact, there is a certain need for a device to restore sight for the blind. Second Sight Centre has succeeded in creating a prosthesis device: the bionic eye Argus II. This device is an auspicious artificial eye, which can bring the hope of sight to the blind. It is considered as an innovation based on the definition by O’Sullivan (2008) as “the process of making changes, large and small, radical and incremental, to products, processes, and services that results in the introduction of something new for th...   [tags: blindness, poor vision, science]

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The Human Eye

- The human eye is one of the most complex organs in the body that can be easily taken for granted. It is an organ that is susceptible to various disorders such as glaucoma, which can eventually lead to impaired vision and blindness. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. Currently, there are no cures for glaucoma. There are, however, treatment options such as medications, laser procedures and surgery to slow the effects of glaucoma to prevent the progression of blindness from occurring....   [tags: glaucoma, vision, blindness]

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The Photographer's Eye

- In Szarkowski’s essay ‘The Photographer’s Eye’, he discusses how photography has taught us to see from the unexpected vantage point, as well as how ‘photography’s ability to challenge and reject our schematized notions of reality is still fresh’ (Szarkowski. 1966. Page 11). When thinking about vantage point myself, two very different ideas of this characteristic of photography came to mind, which I will discuss and compare in this essay. Firstly, perhaps the more obvious, was the concept of where a photograph is taken from, for example looking at a subject or scene from a position that allows the photographer a favourable view....   [tags: Photography]

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The London Eye

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

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The Eye And Laser Eye Surgery

- A Functioning Eye (Emmetropia) The eye is the organ of sight. It is used in almost everything we do, from playing sport to reading. A normal and well functioning eye can focus objects and images, both near and far, perceive depth and adapt to changes in light. The perception of depth is due to having two separate eyes creating two separate images, while the ability to adapt to light change is attributed to the iris and the dilator muscles. However these two aspects of the eye are not involved in laser eye surgery and will not be discussed in reference....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Helicopter Parents and Ignorant Actions

- Toni Morrison, author of The Bluest Eye and Nobel Prize winner, is well-respected for the literature she writes. This type of literature is called Recovery Literature, which is defined as an effort on the part of contemporary writers who, in the wake of cultural fragmentation brought on by integration, seek to recall aspects of the past African American culture when they were contained in small cohesive communities tied closely to the land of the rural south. Recovery Literature such as The Bluest Eye is essential in any learning environment due to the history it represents, but School Boards across the nation are having these books removed from the shelves....   [tags: censorship, education, racist]

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Anthony Trollope's: An Eye for an Eye

- Anthony Trollope's: An Eye for an Eye Anthony Trollope's intense commitment to drawing for his readers a picture of the world as it actually is, to creating a fictional reality in which they "might recognise human beings like to themselves" (Autobiography 145), can obscure the depth and sincerity of his concern with the moral dilemmas confronting the characters he has so painstakingly rendered lifelike. But as the startlingly candid passage quoted above from the Autobiography reveals, Trollope's purposes in his fiction are not merely descriptive, but normative as well; he sets out both to show us "the way we live now" and to direct our attention to questions that are in the broadest sense...   [tags: Ethics Morals Anthony Trollope]

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An Eye for an Eye: Justification or Codification, Michel Foucault

- “Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions.” The philosopher Michel Foucault explains the delicate balance of the justice systems with society. We have grown accustom to our way of crime and punishment in the United States. It handles the situations in a way of treating everyone as equals. Hammurabi’s code relies on more of a crime fits the punishment method. The common code, an eye for an eye, shows how seriously strict Hammurabi’s code can be....   [tags: justice system, punishment methods]

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Theme and Symbolism in the Writings of Toni Morrison

- Chloe Anthony Wofford, better known as Toni Morrison to the literary world, has written many novels in her time between 1970 and 1990. Many of Toni Morrison’s themes and subjects are good and evil, love, hate, friendship, beauty and ugliness, and death. Toni Morrison’s novels and poems can be analyzed in regard to two important literary elements, which are theme and symbolism. Toni Morrison’s writing is affected by her upbringing in Georgia where sharecropping and racial violence were extremely prevalent and by embracing her heritage as a child through African folklore, music, rituals, and myths, where her family was intimate with the supernatural....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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The Bluest Eyes

- A Search For A Self Finding a self-identity is often a sign of maturing and growing up. This becomes the main issue in Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eyes. Pecola Breedlove, Cholly Breedlove, and Pauline Breedlove are such characters that search for their identity through others that has influenced them and by the lifestyles that they have. First, Pecola Breedlove struggles to get accepted into society due to the beauty factor that the norm has. Cholly Breedlove, her father, is a drunk who has problems that he takes out of Pecola sexually and Pauline physically....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Consequences of Conjuntivitis: Red Eye

- Our senses are very important because they allow us to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch so we can experience the life around us. The eye is the most important sensory organ. It is the organ of vision, and it is very sensitive. Therefore, we should protect our eyes from diseases; such as, macular edema, cataract, macular dry enteration, and red eye. We have all experienced red eye at least once in our life, affecting one or both eyes. That makes us wondering, what is Red eye. What can cause it....   [tags: Occular Inflammation, disease, conjuntivitis ]

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Increasing the Bioavailability of Eye Drops

- ... The promising formulations M1, M2, M3 and M4 were evaluated for pH, drug content, in vitro gelation, in vitro drug release, in vivo drug release, viscosity and stability. Percent drug content of 82.5%, 86.7%, 85.3% and 90.8%; viscosity of 320cP, 405cP, 440cP and 500cP at 100 rotation per minute (RPM), cumulative percent release of 37.9%, 47.7%, 48.2% and 49.7%, was observed for formulation M1, M2, M3 and M4 respectively. The developed formulations were therapeutically efficacious, stable, non-irritant and provided sustained release of the drug for 12 hours....   [tags: conjunctivitis, absorbtion, drugs]

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

- There is countless number of harmful elements in the environment surrounding humans. Many are concrete things such as poisons, bacteria, and viruses. But there is also the untouchable danger of the human mental weakness. The idea of a certain thing being “in” or in other words popular can be quite harmful even though it does not seem so. The ease into which people fall into the modern trends is astonishing and should be alarming. One in particular that is rather disturbing to analyze is the ideas of beauty that are perceived by some people....   [tags: Beauty Essays]

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How the Eye is Drawn to Images

- Introduction I first spotted the advertisment in Wired Digital Magazine. It firstly attracted my attention because on the colours and the visable martini glass. With closer attention, it was noted a lot more detail was in the advert. This advert is for Bombay Sapphire gin, and is part of there Imagionation Series. The advert is known as “Imagination distilled” or “Imagination Machine”. It depicts how much hard work goes into the processes of distilling Bombay Sapphire, using the 10 botanical ingredients from around the world (Nexus, 2014)....   [tags: advertisement, semiotic elements., culture]

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How the Eye Creates Vision

- ... This is the inner workings of the eye and it's complicated structure. The essential part of the eye is the projector that throws the image and the screen that detects the image. For vision to work we must have the lens, cornea pair to act as a projector and the retina to act as the screen. Inside the eye the cornea and the lens project the image. The cornea sharpens the image and the retina "feels" the image. Without the cornea, lens and retina we would not anything to cast the image that we see....   [tags: images, blind, iris]

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A Look in the Eye of a Nurse Practitioner

- A Look in the Eye of a Nurse Practitioner “To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; is to be a nurse.”- Rawsi Williams “Nurses help individuals, families, and groups to achieve health and prevent disease, and they care for the sick and injured, using procedures based on knowledgeable, skill, and experience”. I am so fascinated about everything a nurse practitioner gets to experience. I know that through the journey I have to take to slowly become a nurse is going to be well worth my time and money....   [tags: education, healthcare, career]

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Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder

- Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder The Industrial Era was a time of significant change. While many argue the exact dates this Era began around 1760 and ended sometime between 1820 and 1840. This revolution began in England and soon spread to Western Europe and the United States. As Robert E. Lucas Jr., a Noble Peace Prize winner, stated: "For the first time in history, the living standards of the masses of ordinary people have begun to undergo sustained growth ... Nothing remotely like this economic behavior is mentioned by the classical economists, even as a theoretical possibility.” Not only where these changes evident in the growing of cities and factories from the previous rural living a...   [tags: Claude Monet's Boulevard Saint-Denis]

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Beauty in the Eye of a Poet

- “Beauty in the Eye of a Poet” “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”- Kahlil Gibran. Comparatively between “Sonnet 130”, by William Shakespeare and “The Harlem Dancer”, by Claude McKay, they are English sonnets with fourteen lines or stanzas, and the rhyme scheme of ABABCDCDEFEFGG. Both sonnets use metaphors, imagery, and sense of tone to describe female beauty. The speaker’s admires female beauty, yet in different viewpoints. Shakespeare uses nature to compare his lover, being that she isn’t the ideal significant other....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Literary Analysis]

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Treason in the Eye of the Beholder

- ... He saw chaos and confusion and of course wanted to understand why those that were already pushing back against Britain were not doing more. Paine was already acquainted with many influential leaders of that day who would help establish the beginnings of our constitution. Men like Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Charles Peale. However, Paine wanted more than just break away. Paine stated. “Society was a positive phenomenon, government a negative one: Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness”....   [tags: Thomas Paine, revolution, American history]

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Eye Regression in Cave Animals

- Based on experimental evidence from the Astyanax mexicanus investigation, it can be argued that eye regeneration in the dark cave environment is due to adaptive evolution. Experiments that have been carried out on Astyanax cavefish do not seem to favor the neutral mutation theory. The results from these experiments have shown that several eye genes are pleiotropic and regulatory since they have many functions in development in addition to their eye forming roles. This means that the genes do not experience the neutral decay process....   [tags: experimental evidence, Astyanax mexicanus ]

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Creation of the Human Eye

- Some would have us believe that the human eye – indeed, every organ in our body – came about through random chance; that somehow thousands of accidents of nature aligned in order to create the well-ordered organism that humankind clearly is. But nowhere can we find more evidence for the creation of man by a benevolent God than in the human eye. The human eye is a marvel of biology, and its immense complexity, beauty and perfection defy explanation even by the most devoted supporters of evolutionary theory, which can leave us with only the fact of God’s existence and insight: “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them”...   [tags: evolution, God]

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Personal Space and Eye Contact

- Study of personal space is important. Proxemics behavior is not just one form of self-defense, is also a part of the unconscious that controls the behavior and the interaction between humans. Personal space is essential for people because alerts when somebody is too close that could cause some damage to another. Some studies try to explain how proxemics behavior works and what factors can influence it. For example, previous experiments found out that people more distance when they are front of tall people than when they are front of short people....   [tags: proxemics, behavior, self-defense]

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Eye Catching Impact of Celebrities

- Women both young and old flip through the pages of a magazine and sometimes stumble across something that catches their eye. Perhaps, what caught their eye was a make-up ad, possibly featuring a favorite celebrity, or even appeal to a woman's vanity. "Celebrity impacts on so many aspects" (Pringle, 5), just like Halle Berry does in Revlon's advertisement promoting their new photoready eyeshadow. Halle Berry is undoubtedly an attractive woman who creates an "attractive persona" (Pringle, 67), which helps attract customers to pay attention to this product and its details....   [tags: magazine, customer, advertisement]

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Interest within the Human Eye

- Interest within the Human Eye Are you a fan of Coca Cola, Sprite, and Dr. Pepper. How many Proactiv commercials do you witness a day. How many pairs of Jordans, Vans, and Keds do you have in your closet. How many people do you see with these shoes on a day. All of these items are very popular products, and the consumer demands for these goods are extremely high. Consumers are you the people. In order to keep the people satisfied, industries and companies come up with better versions of the product, add a new member to the brand, give it a different look, have celebrities endorse it, start a clothing brand, play the commercial a hundred times over the television or media....   [tags: Selling, Buying, Advertising, Marketing]

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Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements

- Once a target object is identified, smooth pursuit eye movements are used to track the object as we, or the object, move through the environment. Smooth pursuit eye movements are slow eye movements that follow a target and are used to maintain its position on the fovea. The smooth pursuit eye movements studied here are conjugate with the eyes moving together and the angle between them preserved. A visual stimulus is usually required to initiate a smooth pursuit eye movement (Rashbass, 1961). Although, by degrading the available retinal information, to the extent that perceived motion was either inaccurate or illusory, Steinbach (1976) reported that smooth pursuit only requires an ‘appreciati...   [tags: Ophthalmology]

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Aravind Eye Care System

- Success of Aravind eye care system has brought a unique and innovative business model into limelight. Mangers of contemporary business enterprises, business leaders and social entrepreneurs can learn some vital lesions of leadership from the case study of Aravind eye care system. Leadership functions are significantly linked with developing strategies and system that can foster organisational excellence and effectiveness. Fostering innovation, building capabilities and competence are also considered as important functions of organisational leadership (George, 2008)....   [tags: blindness disease, McDonaldisation]

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Eye and Spine Health

- Eye and spine health are a core elements of comfort. They are usually disregarded when people sit down to use computers, tablets, and smartphones. Many people that have jobs that require them to sit in front of computers for extended intervals of time do not think about their back and eye health. Technology has also infiltrated itself into classrooms, which is a large risk because many students do not consider their back and eye health. Eye health is usually not taken into account, but it should also be a very large factor in how much time we spend in front of technology....   [tags: computers at work, body and health problems]

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Capital Punishment Essays – An Eye for an Eye

- Capital Punishment Essays – An Eye for an Eye Life is a precious gift from God. Even when a person has no material possessions, life is still possessed. In light of these observations it is logical to assume that murder, the taking of another's life, is the most heinous of crimes. Undeniably, penalties imposed upon criminals should match the crimes committed. Therefore, the worst crime possible, murder, should receive the worst penalty possible, death. One argument against the death penalty is the Bible tells us not to murder....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Poems for the Eye Are Not Merely for the Sake of Eye

- Poems for the Eye Are Not Merely for the Sake of Eye What is poetry. Pressed for an answer, Robert Frost made a classic reply: “Poetry is the kind of thing poets write.” In all likelihood, Frost was not trying merely to evade the question but to chide his questioner into thinking for himself. A trouble with definitions is that they may stop thought. The nature of poetry eludes simple definitions. Definitions will be of little help at first, if we are to know poetry and respond to it. We have to go to it willing to see and hear....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Free Hamlet Essays: An Eye for an Eye

- An Eye for an Eye in Hamlet   Claudius is justly punished for the murder of king Hamlet. The punishment fits the crime because his brother's son killed him. King Hamlet killed by the brother killed by the king's son. He was murdered. It was pay back, "what goes around comes around" "an eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth" What these two quotes are mainly saying is that you get what you give. Claudius took his brothers life therefore his life was taken away. Not only did Claudius kill his brother to marry his wife and take over his throne, but he caused the deaths of the queen, king Hamlet, Polonius and Ophelia....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays]

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The Eye of the World

- The Eye of the World is the first book of the “The Wheel of Time” series which is already on its tenth book. Robert Jordan has followed the footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien. Here he dominated the magical world that Tolkien had revealed in his “Lord of the Rings”. For us to understand this book clearly, an introduction is needed. It says that the so-called wheel of time is a wheel that rotates as time passes. Because of this wheel, ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Sometimes legends fades into myth which is long forgotten when the age that left it returns again....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Eye of the Hurricane

- The Eye of the Hurricane Switzerland’s role as a neutral nation proved an anomaly, especially considering its geographic location in the center of mainland Europe. In the face of Nazi aggression, Switzerland deterred the threat of attack with its formidably trained military and its important economic status, since it maintained its trade with Germany. Switzerland’s struggle against fascism stemmed from its fundamental disagreement with the Nazi ideology. With a total land mass of 41,284 square kilometers, Switzerland is one of Europe’s smaller countries....   [tags: Switzerland Culture History Essays]

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Eye Spy

- Our eyes stand today as one of the most complex organs in our body today. How our eyes take in light and refine them into crystal-clear images has become one the most hotly-debated topics of today, as no one has ever completely studied and researched the eye. Therefore, my question was, “How does red eye occur and how does it apply to the two major factions of eye structure?” Due to extensive preliminary research, I have found out much about eye structures and how to perceive vision from another point of view....   [tags: Anatomy ]

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