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The Case Study of Dr. Albert Lambert

- Domestic Violence is a world-wide problem but in America it is amplified with the ready availability of guns as in this article regarding Dr. Albert Lambert of Florida. Dr. Albert Lambert purchased a gun October 6, 2013 and a gun cleaning kit for a 22 caliber ten (10) days prior to the murder of Kimberly Lindsey (WPBF.com). This brutal act of domestic violence leaves three children without a mother and subsequently a father. This incident has flooded the radio, newspapers, television and internet since the ordeal started in West Palm Beach, Florida on October 27, 2013 and ended on November 4, 2013 in Miami as Sheriff’s deputies discovered Lambert’s sister and boyfriend removing Lambert’s co...   [tags: Domestic Violence, Murder, Suicide]

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Bio-Psycho Social Assessment: The Case of Brandon

- ... Brandon’s mother immediately contacted law enforcement, and his father has been imprisoned since. It was also notated that initially, Brandon reported that he loves his dad greatly, and that his father was filled great regret when he sexually abused him. There was no additional information reported as it in relation to Brandon and his family. Health and Medical Issues Brandon has no reported physical or medical health concerns noted. At this time, Brandon is currently displaying symptoms associated with depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)....   [tags: consequences of sexually abused children]

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The Truth about Forever by Sara Dessen

- ... As stated before, Deborah forces perfection and work into Macy due to the untouched grief of Mr. Queen’s death. Jason does not understand and appreciate the affection that Macy gives him, resulting in their “break” for the summer. Macy now has a more open mind about her summer, and starts working for Wish Catering unexpectedly, “Those four letters {Wish} like the ones I’d written to Jason, had many meanings and no guarantees… I put myself in gear and followed them” (59). While Macy’s summer is helping her become happy again, her mother does not approve of what she is spending her time doing (catering), thanks to her all work and no play avoidance of grief; “‘This coming year is so import...   [tags: literary analysis]

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The Birth Experience.from 2 Points of View

- ... On March, 13th 1960 Barbara went into labor at St. Paul’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Although. during her pregnancy she had her family and friends, during the actual moment of birth she was only allowed to have the doctor and the nurse in the room, while everyone else waited in the waiting room. Because it was her first born the labor seemed long, although it only lasted 10 hours she said it “felt like forever”. It wasn’t until two hours after she gave birth that she finally got to see and hold her newborn baby girl....   [tags: pregnancy, health, baby]

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The Dating Patterns Men Need to Avoid

- ... Things will get enormously complicated when you start manipulating situations in order to persuade her to go out with you. This can be sweet and romantic at first, but it can escalate quickly into a very creepy and compromising situation if you do not stop controlling circumstances to give her a reason to go out on a marathon date with you. How to Break Out of This Pattern: Most women would find it romantic when a man is totally into them. It makes them feel good when a man only has set their eyes on them....   [tags: marathon date, unhealthy dating patterns]

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Women’s Health and Men’s Health magazine

- The Sourcebook on Violence against Women reports that 14.8% to 36.1% of women will experience sexual violence over their lifetime. They also cited studies that found that up to 26.4% of women have experienced intimate partner violence (Renzetti, Edleson, & Bergen, 2011). With roughly 1 in 4 women experiencing sexual violence or violence perpetrated by a partner, many scholars are looking to point fingers. There are several theories that have something to say on the issue. However, it is important to realize at the heart of all the theories is how they are played out in the everyday lives of men and women....   [tags: Gender Roles]

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Common Ground's In Linguistics And Communications

- 'Two people's common ground is [...] the sum of their mutual, common, or joint knowledge, beliefs, and suppositions' (Clark: 93). With these words, Herbert Clark explains the linguistic notion in a nutshell. Common ground is indispensible to our communicating with other people and performing joint actions, as it provides the basis for the aforesaid and places it in the correct context. If, for example, marine-loving Layla goes on a trip with her boyfriend Eric to swim with dolphins, this experience and every sensation that has to do with it, adds to their shared common ground....   [tags: Herbert Clark, Analysis]

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Oral Translation to the Digital Frontier

- We cannot escape human contact by hiding behind separate screens and keyboards, communicating via messages, emails, and status updates, as anchored in social media usage. Despite the fact that we’re hidden, true verbal communication and oral culture is not totally lost. As Walter Ong put it in the introduction of his book Orality and Literacy, “Our understanding of the differences between orality and literacy developed only in the electronic age, not earlier.” Social networks and the activity that occurs on them is an extension of orality, though many could argue that status updates and tweets are literary due to their written form....   [tags: cyberbullying, digital era, twitter]

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Teen Pregnancy in the United States

- In today’s society, teen mothers are very common. MTV has two television shows that follow the life of young mothers and document their first trimester. They show these girls under the influence, being arrested, and not taking care of their own children. Even though this is a reality television show, there is much truth to what these mothers are doing. Teen pregnancy is a controversial issue because of the negative stereotypes, the health of the teen mothers, and the health risk they are putting their babies through....   [tags: negative stereotypes]

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Analysis of Slasher Films Through Scream

- Film is an important part of American culture. Movies provide us with various kinds of entertainment due to a wide array of genres. A “slasher” film, as defined by Carol Clover (author of the horror film analysis Men, Women and Chainsaws) are “the immensely generative story of a psychokiller who slashes to death a string of mostly female victims, one by one until he is subdued or killed, usually by the one girl who has survived”. One of the most popular slasher films of the late 90’s was Wes Craven’s “Scream”....   [tags: slasher film, horror, evil]

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Slap of Wisdom: A Short Story

- ... No. That couldn’t be. I had to go to her and ask for forgiveness… So I did. I went back to Seoul from Incheon, before I could meet Mina, I met my beloved cousin…Hana. It wasn’t like that she had a smile on her face… no it was an angry expression and suddenly *slap* I really had deserved that slap. “What the fuck are you doing here. I thought you want to disappear out of our life!” she yelled so loudly that everyone was looking at us. “Please Hana, let us talk a bit about it… I know that I did something wrong.” After begging, she agreed and we went to her home....   [tags: memories, friends, therapy, change]

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A Period of Progressivism and Improvement

- During the 1890’s and the 1920’s, the United States went through a period of progressivism and improvement called the Progressive Era. The Progressive Era was a period in attempt to improve problems carried by The Gilded Age such as child labor, poor living conditions, rise of monopolies, and political corruption. The progressives arose and consisted of America’s middle. Doctorow’s Ragtime successfully utilizes fictional characters in order to symbolize the occurrences of the Progressive Era. Doctorow portrays and reflects this era by using the characters of father and mother to symbolize the typical middle class family who felt the need to help lower classes and the rise of self-sufficiency...   [tags: progressivism, progressive era, child labor]

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The Dark Side of Using Facebook

- Do we have a relationship. Facebook will tell us. When my boyfriend and I started our relationship, we decided not to introduce Facebook into it. Both of us were concerned about the implications that it could potentially have in our lives, and we decided that our personal life and the way that we address our relationship was only our business. For that reason, we received many critics. In fact, many friends told us that we were hiding something that we didn´t want to share. Also, other people told us that we were insecure about our commitment with the relationship....   [tags: social media, relationship status]

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Our "Messed Up" Juvenile Law System

- Nowadays, the topic of the Juvenile law system is a very controversial as well as difficult discussion to have. For every court case, trial, and scenario, there are many different circumstances that may affect the outcome. Due to the seriousness of their crimes or even their past offenses, juvenile criminals can sometimes be tried as adults. Personally, in the beginning of this assignment, I could see both sides of the argument. There are many reasons why children under the age of 18 should be tried as children, however, there are more proficient reasons as to why we should do away with juvenile court....   [tags: offenders, correctional facilities]

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Sunny in the novel As Seen On TV

- "As Seen On TV" by Sarah Mlynowski Sunny Langstein is the protagonist in the novel "As Seen On TV." Sunny is a very smart and witty 24-year-old who knows the right things to say when it's necessary. She is white and has long brown hair and light brown eyes. "A piece of pineapple is trapped behind my bottom teeth, in the wire that my orthodontist glued on after I got my braces off." (pg. 19) She used to have braces, but now she has a wire glued to her teeth. She sometimes speaks or says that she is going to do something without thinking....   [tags: Sarah Mlynowski]

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The Portrayal of Female Athletes in Film

- The Portrayal of Female Athletes in Film Portrayals and stories of women in sport and film are varied and unique to the woman, but some common threads can be found throughout these films. Understanding the culture of sport and how women are depicted as athletes in movies shows how society at large views women. The perseverance and strength of women athletes in unjust or unfair situations regarding their sport is a very important and all too common theme. Often in movies with women athletes, are breaking a mold or breaking assumptions about women....   [tags: Movies]

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The Problem of Teen Pregnancy

- The Problem of Teen Pregnancy Red and blue lights are flashing and the noise of the ambulance impels everyone to a point where they have to look outside and observe the situation, as if a mystical force was compelling them. From what they can see, the paramedic is holding a tiny hand telling her to hold on. As the stretcher rolls by, the onlookers notice a huge lump, or ball as a few may say, under the pallid cotton covers....   [tags: Argumentative, Pregnancy]

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The Consequences of Young Love

- In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the characters Hermia and Lysander are faced with a difficult situation when they decide to enter into marriage and consequently are forbidden to by Hermia’s father, who instead wishes her to be married to another young man, Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander forced to plead her case to both her father and the duke of Athens, Theseus. But Theseus’ only words to Hermia are those that tell her she should be obedient to her father. Her pleas are essentially ignored....   [tags: Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream]

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist's American Dream

- “Time only moves in one direction. Remember that. Things always change” (Hamid 96). In the book The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid portrays a young international student from Pakistan named Changez. Changez comes to the United States to fulfill the American dream, but America is about to let Changez down. He starts with every immigrant’s interpretation of the American dream: get rich and be able to provide for their family. Later, he changes his perspective briefly to America being a possible escape from Pakistan, and lastly shifts his perspective of the American dream to the pursuit of love....   [tags: american dream, mohsin hamid, cheangez]

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Avoiding Conflict at All Costs

- ... I still avoid the issue no matter who it is with or what it is about. A person uses certain tactics in order to carry out their overall approach to conflict (Seung, 2014, March 21). I personally use direct denial, topic shifts, and noncommittal questions most frequently in order to avoid conflict with others. Using direct denial explicitly rejects that there is an issue at hand. For example, my roommate plays loud music in her room when she studies and she asked if it bothered me. I lied and said, “No, it isn’t a problem, I can barely hear it in my room, anyway” although it is loud enough to distract me while I’m studying....   [tags: collaborative learning, two case studies]

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Analysis of Television Show Roseanne

- First titled Life and Stuff, Roseanne aired its first season in 1988 and its last season in 1997. The show starred Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner and John Goodman as Dan Conner. The couple lived in Lanford, Illinois with their three children Becky, Darlene, and D.J. They are a blue-collar, working-class family with both parents working outside of the home. They struggled just to pay the bills and put food on the table, sometimes each working two jobs. It portrayed real life issues such as pre-marital sex and pregnancy, financial struggles, sexuality, infidelity, death, drugs, and much more....   [tags: work, pay, bills, lesbian, couch]

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The Down Side of Texting

- Social skills have majorly deteriorated over the past few years. Texting has aided in the crumbling of our society’s communication skills. Many have forgotten how to engage in a normal conversation. People are starting to lose sight of how to be sociable. I have walked into a room filled with people and have seen the majority of people in that room texting. There is something wrong with this type of behavior. These individuals have forgotten the gift of socialization our ancestors have given to us....   [tags: sleep, health, conversation, communication]

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Tough Choices No Way Out

- In Angels in America many characters hide who they are and others flaunt it freely. Kushner uses characters that are ashamed of themselves, and characters that are shunned by society to display that once you are labeled as different you have tough choices to make. In Angels in America characters are accepted,through hiding themselves,or are shunned,for displaying their true natures, but the effects of both behaviours on the these character mentalities are the same. Joe is ashamed of his sexuality....   [tags: Angels in America, American Literature]

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How I Survived Middle School

- In this story there was a girl name Jenny, she was searching to the whole internet to get ready for her first middle school life, in Joyce Middle School. After all those researches Jenny feels totally prepared for her middle school, Jenny was so excited to go there specially when specially when she gets to see her best friend Addie and hangout with her. It was finally the day Jenny was expecting; Jenny was totally obsessed about what to wear she was so excited she wearied her old dinosaur tea shirt instead of her 5 grade clothes....   [tags: popularity, friendship, relationships]

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How to End a Relationship...

- ... Ending a relationship has to be planned because you can’t break up before a big test or before work, try to let the boyfriend or girlfriend time to recover from what they might think it was a stab in the back. Also don’t break up somewhere with a meaning to both of you, because it might be a little awkward later on. In the steps to getting ready to end the relationship you have respect that he or she deserves and you should end it in person, although is acceptable to break up by phone if the person is far away and you won’t see each other in time or if the person is can resort to violence....   [tags: dating, resepect, breakup]

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Book Report on Rick Riordan's "The Battle of The Labyrinth"

- In a camp for half-human, half-gods nothing is less than adventurous. Percy Jackson is the son of Poseidon, the sea god, with a mortal mother. He attends camp Half-Blood every summer. When an old rival, Luke, discovers the power of the Labyrinth, Percy and his friends Annabelle and Tyson, a cyclops, must descend into the Labyrinth. They have to find the creator of the Labyrinth, Daedalus, before Luke does. Furthermore Rick Riordan's brilliantly written and worded adventure novel "The Battle of The Labyrinth" is a great addition to this great series of books that tie directly into Greek mythology....   [tags: science fiction, myths, Rick Riordan, persuasive]

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‘The Wave by Morton Rhue

- It is evident that not all young people are resilient when it comes to dealing with life's challenges, as it was displayed in the book ‘The Wave' written by Morton Rhue. There were a majority of students who were not resilient with the wave and the challenges that emerged from it, such as Amy, Robert and David. The student that was surprisingly resilient was Laurie, who was also the main character of the story. Laurie was mentally and also physically strong at dealing with the consequences that upshot from the wave Such as the isolation from the entire school and her best friend, the break-up with her boyfriend and the discrimination and violence of being and as being an ‘outsider'....   [tags: Rhue Wave]

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Prejudice Towards Men With Long Hair

- What is prejudice. Prejudice is defined as an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason. There are various types of prejudice. For example, the most common ones are race, financial situation, such as lower, middle, and upper classes, and ethnicity. Another type of prejudice is when someone is judged strictly by the way they look. One firm example would be men having long hair. To many people, this type seems eccentric; however, it is more typical than presumed....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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Analysis of A Rose For Emily

- A Rose for Emily is set in a small southern town, in which Emily’s cottage is seen as “an eyesore among eyesores”. This metaphor also describes Emily who is seen as “a body long submerged in motionless water.” In the story, written by William Faulkner, this lady’s life is shown through the eyes of the town. Miss Emily Grierson is a peculiar character, withdrawn from society with symptoms indicating mental illness. Her influence on the community was significant, though she was a very independent character....   [tags: A Rose For Emily, William Faulkner]

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Childhood Memories: Mom, Dad, and the Gang-Bangers

- I never quite had the perfect childhood. My friends have memories of playing, laughing, riding bikes, and family road trips. I don't have any of those memories. My most vivid memories from childhood are of red and blue police lights flashing in my eyes. I also recall memories of smoke and liquor. When I was age seven, my father disappeared. I hardly knew him before he was gone. He was like a stranger in my life. Later I learned that he was dead. My mother was always involved with the wrong crowd, including gang members, drug addicts, and alcoholics....   [tags: Personal Narrative 2014]

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The County Fair

- You could smell the excitement. Girls, boys, women, men, babies, everyone. If you stepped into a fairground at anytime it would be writhing will people packed to the rafters unable to move, any shape any age and I guarantee, every single one of them would be having a great time. The first ride you go on would be a “Midi”. A “Midi” is a ride not as boring as the floating swans, but not as scary as the Oblivion, for example. You see the boring ones are called “Bozes”, because they are just – boring, the scary ones are called “Scazes” because like I said they are scary then the bits in between are called “Midis” you really go on them to get started off because if y...   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive, Observation]

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Wild and Rebellious Adolescence

- The movie thirteen is a raw psychodrama directed by Catherine Hardwicke is based on the life of a young teenage girl, Tracy Freeland whom catapults from pre adolescence/childhood to a wild and rebellious thirteen year old girl. Filmed in Los Angeles, Tracey and her mother’s relationship are put to the test when she befriends Evie. Evie is a popular girl from junior high school who introduces her to the world of sex, drugs and self-mutilation. We see a physical and psychological change in Tracey almost overnight, as her kinship with Evie transforms into a toxic relationship....   [tags: Film Analysis, Teenagers]

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Slavery and Human Trafficking

- Slavery used to be obvious. Before it was abolished by the 13th Amendment, having ownership of other human beings was common and widely accepted. Though abolitionists at the time were opposed to slavery, they were not surprised by it. Today, however, many people would be surprised to know that slavery still exists, even in the United States. The elusive trade for sex slaves is hiding in brothels and hotels in every city. It hides at truck stops, residential houses, sporting events, and even online....   [tags: world history, current events, trafficking]

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Overview of Child Abuse

- A 19-year-old new mother, named Sheryl asked her boyfriend to watch her 8-month-old baby while she went shopping. Her boyfriend kindly agreed assuming that the baby would fall asleep, and he would continue watching the game. However like most newborn babies, Sheryl’s child was a little fussy and was crying. That caused Sheryl’s boyfriend to get annoyed and agitated. He went over to the baby, picked him up and shook him hard. When Sheryl came home she found her baby injured, unfortunately what happened to Sheryl’s baby it’s something that happens to many children in America every day....   [tags: Child Exploitation, Domestic Disturbance]

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Maya Angelou: Speak Up

- ... These two events could have had a permanent negative impact on Angelou, yet she took them and grew from them instead. Maya Angelou overcame her hardships to thrive, and as a result, she was able to share thoughts and emotions through her poetry that others may also experience, but do not express. One of the first poems that demonstrates Angelou’s ability to speak for the disenfranchised in a bold way is the poem “Still I Rise.” The poem could be an anthem against slavery, or it could simply be an anthem for any person who feels as though he or she is being oppressed....   [tags: Afro-American writers, rape victims]

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Personal Narrative: Valentines Fate

- “Wake up Cassy!” an ecstatic Chelsea screamed into my ears, Chelsea has been my best friend since freshman year in high school and is now my college roommate. “What do you want Chelsea?” I grumbled as I tried to untangle myself from the sheets. “Time to get you a valentine, you were pretty before, but but the new you is stunning, no sane guy will be able to resist you!” My eyes flash with pain as I replay what has been engraved into my mind, “Fatty Cassy” he chants as tears well up in my baby blue eyes, as I run away with blurry vision....   [tags: chelsea, cassy]

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My Companion Five Years

- I met him for the first time when I was 13. I met him through a guy. He seemed so mysterious, so dark and it was something new to me. I was young and I didn’t know how to think. I spent nights with him and it was all fun. But then things started to get serious. I started to get hurt every night, be it physically or emotionally. But I can’t stop because he was so addictive. I never expected myself to be caught in this kind of mess. But it didn’t seem that big back then. It was all fun and games. A year has passed and I’m 14....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Computers and Their Impact

- Computers and Their Impact The extreme increase in the use of computers has drastically changed the lives of many people. Computers, as Sherry Turkle in "Who Am We" discussed, initially were used as simple calculators, but through the years they have come to be valued as more than simple machines (442). "The computer has gained new qualities, it is not only used as a calculator, but now it entails simulation, navigation, and interaction" (443). With the increase in computer usage, comes new software that attracts people's attention even more....   [tags: Technology Papers]

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The Category Five Party

- The Category Five Party As the last person yelled goodbye to me from the front of the house I could hear the door close with a slam, and the blue and black stained glass shake from the thrust of the door. Walking out of the kitchen with my boyfriend, who was holding my hand with a firm grip, we surveyed the massive amounts of beer cans, food and sticky used glasses half filled with unknown substances. The entire house was hot and humid, almost as if we were out side in the dead of Florida's summer....   [tags: Papers]

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Legal Abortion is the Easy Way Out

- 7:45 am. “I’m a Child, Not a Choice”. “Adoption, Not Abortion”. ”ABORTION: One Dead One Wounded”. She thought that by coming to her appointment fifteen minutes early she might be able to avoid these holier then thou activists as she pulled into the drive of the small clinic. Another added surprise greeted her as she walked into the waiting room, you would think this place was giving out free vacations by how many people there were crammed into this tiny room. 8:00am. Unable to find a free seat her and her boyfriend find a seat against the wall where so many others have attempted to make themselves comfortable....   [tags: The Right to Life, Pro-Life Essays]

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The Female Athlete: The Image and the Ideal

- The Female Athlete: The Image and the Ideal The ideal images of female athletes presented in the films for this class have had a strong connection to the images of ideal women in society in general. Like the ideal image of women, there are many variations of the ideal image of female athletes. While Dare to Compete tracked the evolution of the role of the real female athletes, the feature films we watched presented varying views of the ideal female athlete, which has been different in different times and places....   [tags: Women Sports]

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Building Foundations for Friendships- Personal Narrative

- Building Foundations for Friendships- Personal Narrative From the time that we are very small children, we begin to build our foundations for friendships. Clearly, friendships are an important part of life, whether it exists in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood. However, many people travel through life without the benefit of a true friend. Fortunately, I own the privilege of having two best friends, Angie and Kelvin. Despite the fact that they are complete opposites, Angie and Kelvin are of equally vital importance in my life....   [tags: Papers]

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Teenage Sexual Encounters in the Short Story, Lust, by Janet Ellerby

- ... The narrator feels emotionally unattached when she tells of her encounters, and she was willing to do things for boys that did not care about her. None of her partners mentioned that they loved her, and as Ellerby describes, the narrator would most likely find it hard to believe if they had said they loved her. The narrator talks with nonchalance about her encounters, and keeps an emotional distance. Through these encounters the narrator has a mindset that she has to deliver something if she goes with a boy....   [tags: nonchalant, psychologically, emotional]

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Male homoeroticism in Plato's Symposium and the Greek lyric poets: Complimentary or contradictory?

- Male homoeroticism in Plato's Symposium and the Greek lyric poets: Complimentary or contradictory. Works Cited Missing Images of male homosocial and homoerotic relations pervade Athenian culture. From plays to poetry and jugs to the justice system one can find these relations represented pictorially and in words. But do all these images align with each other or are there irreconcilable differences between them. To look at this question we will take two small pieces of culture, a philosophical treatise, Plato's Symposium and the lyric poetry of Theognis and Anacreon....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Xenophon and Aristophanes: The Results of a Husband’s Desire for Control

- Xenophon and Aristophanes: The Results of a Husband’s Desire for Control In Greek society women had little control over their lives. A husband wanted to be able to control his wife so she would run his household as he saw fit, so she did not damage his reputation, and so he knew the paternity of his children. A husband wanted the girl to be closely controlled by her father before she married for the same reasons. Aristophanes’ comedies and Xenophon’s Oeconomicus contain very different depictions of a Greek citizen woman’s life before she is married and during the time shortly after she is married....   [tags: Xenophon Aristophanes Power Papers]

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Show how these poets illustrate different aspects of love in their

- Show how these poets illustrate different aspects of love in their poems. How do the poets communicate thoughts and feelings by the words and the images they use. The poems I have read are: Porphyria's Lover; by Robert Browning, The Lady Of Shalott; by Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Eve Of St. Agnes; by John Keats, A Trampwoman's Tragedy; by Thomas Hardy. A. - It is evident that in the four poems I have read, there are different aspects of love shown in each. In 'Porphyria's Lover', Browning puts across some rather dark kinds of love; obsessive, jealous and possessive love....   [tags: English Literature]

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Film analysis Guess Who and Guess whos comming to dinner

- The Hollywood movie “Guess Who” (2005) is a remake of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967). Both film’s premises are about the same situation of an interracial marriage. The original revolved around a daughter bringing her black fiancée to meet her white middle class family. This was a touchy and even controversial subject in 1967 but the film became an award winner. The 2005 update switches the roles around and with a stroke of genius we now have a white fiancée meeting a black family. Personally, I don’t think that 2005 Ashton Kuthcher’s film is an appropriate update....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Aurora is a Typical Teenager in Among The Mourners

- Aurora is a Typical Teenager in Among The Mourners In the classical short story 'Among the Mourners', written by Ellen Gilchrist, a thirteen year old female deals with 'difficult' times. Aurora, the protagonist, is an average teenager who is faced with emotions of mortification and lust. 'Among the Mourners' conveys Aurora's feelings through the wake her parents have at her house, her new boyfriend, Giorgio, and her parent's marriage. Many times Aurora seems to be being over-dramatic through actions towards her family and boyfriend....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Proving Yourself to the World and to Others.

- Proving Yourself to the World and to Others. In the world today, people are faced with having to prove themselves to others. They are stuck knowing that by their flaws and mistakes, the world is just ready to put them on a shelf just like everyone else. In the book,“The Pact,” three best friends, Sampson Davis, George Jenkins and Rameck Hunt, strive to prove to the world and to their families that they can break away from the statistics, of turning to dugs and never making anything out of their lives, that could be set out to haunt them....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Personal Narrative: My Last Day to Live

- It was about 9:00 p.m., and I had just gotten off work. My friend and I just picked up my boyfriend. We were heading off to meet our friend’s at the campground for an exciting night of camping, until we encountered a slight unexpected change in plans. What I saw that night I would never forget. It was about a 15-minute drive to the campsite and we had to be there by ten otherwise the gate closes. It was just like any other boring night in Rochester, MN, where nothing out of the ordinary happens....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Frying Pan

- The metaphors that Conrad Hilberry stated in his poem “The Frying Pan”, expressed some of the feelings that some women encounter throughout their life. In this poem I believe that Hilberry related this poem to a female that was in a relationship with a very controlling guy. In the first stanza it says “I am another long-necked girl with the same face.”, a girl that has the same face makes me think of a girl that has no expressions, and hardly ever shows emotion, and this could be because she was controlled by her boyfriend or husband....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Suicide: The Motives And Inner Thoughts

- People commit suicide because they feel they have no other choice or way to handle their problem. They feel that this is the only way out. Everyone knows this but everyone doesn’t know what goes through a persons mind during and after they decide to make the absolute decision. Last year on the night of the Halloween dance, a student from Washington High had a terrible fight with her boyfriend. She saw him kiss another girl at the dance and became enraged. The first thing she did was try to talk to him about it in a calm rational manner, but being the inconsiderate jerk he was, he ignored her and walked away every time she confronted him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Urban Legend of Cry Baby Bridge

- Cry Baby Bridge When talking to students around campus about urban legends they knew, many of them were quick to recite a story that they once enjoyed hearing. Most people all knew at least a couple stories. Almost everyone knew some variation of the most popular urban legends. When talking in the dorm with a twenty year old female student, I learned that she knew several stories from her hometown. I found most interesting the story involving a bridge named Cry Baby Bridge. The story was specific to her home town....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Deceiving is Believing

- Deceiving is Believing You come through the door to find a look in your friend's eyes, the truth is out. All this time, all those lies; all of it just to make sure that they would not find out, all so they would not develop that shameful look in their eyes. As you walk further into the room, you realize that there was no way to reverse all that has happened, knowing that there was no way to change the one fact that remained, the fact that you lied. Everybody lies, all the time, whether it is rooted from good or bad intentions....   [tags: Relationships]

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Psychology in Precious

- Precious, a movie based on the book Push written by Sapphire, is an interesting movie directed by Lee Daniels. Precious can be easily analyzed using basic motivation and emotion theories in psychology. The movie is about Claireece "Precious" Jones and how she becomes a strong, independent woman after breaking through her curse of physical and sexual abuse which she has endured since she was three months old. At the beginning, Precious is physically and verbally abused by her mother. In addition, Precious was raped by her father multiple times and impregnated twice....   [tags: Film Review]

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Love Shouldn't Hurt

- Red Jumpsuits Apparatus said it best when they sung Head Down, “Do you feel like a man, when you push her around. Do you feel better now, as she falls to the ground. Well I'll tell you my friend, one day this world's gonna end. /One day she will tell you that she has finally had enough.” The problem for women is figuring out when enough is really enough. Dating Violence is everywhere: in movies, on television shows, songs and newspapers, but some women are not willing to confide into someone for help....   [tags: Violence ]

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Ellen Hopkin's Perfect

- Perfection. Synopsis: Perfect follows the lives of four high school seniors all on the relentless pursuit of perfection. Each teenager defines the word differently, so they each take different paths in order to achieve their goal. Their connection may not seem evident because they are not necessarily friends. Their connection, however, is found through their avoidance of failure: the lengths they go to in order to satisfy unreasonable expectations. Cara is the most well-rounded character, "perfect" in every sense of word....   [tags: literary and character analysis]

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Roseanne and Sociology

- Roseanne was a hit sitcom that debuted in the late 80s and continued into the late 90s. It was one of the most watched shows of its time despite the controversy that surrounded it. The series still airs on popular television networks today but, because it functionally paved the way, it is not considered questionable in today’s society. Although the show had its share of controversial issues and what was then thought to be “inappropriate” dialogue, the America population continued to tune-in to Roseanne and empathized with the weekly problems the Conner’s would face....   [tags: hit sitcoms from the 80's and 90's]

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My First Love

- Love is something that every person needs and almost every person falls in love to someone or something. Almost every person experiences the first love and remembers it for rest of his or her life. I can define the first love as when one person has extreme feelings for another person for the first time. First love is not something that we can forget. First love is one of the best experiences I ever had. My first love is my crush. An interesting thing was that the person I had a crush on also had the same feeling for me....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Hooters and Men

- Hooters and Men I don’t know why I feel so nervous. I’ve eaten at Hooters once before and it wasn’t so terrible. It’s just a wing joint where the waitresses are famous for being bosomy. Maybe that’s it. I feel inadequate. My small chest will pale in comparison to the over abundance of female flesh put so confidently on display and my boyfriend will never look at me the same. Come to think of it, why was he so proud and anxious to tell every male friend he had that his girlfriend asked him to go to Hooters with her....   [tags: Personal Narrative Restaurants Papers]

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Lee Jeans Advertisement

- Strength Every woman has gone through heartbreak at least once in her lifetime. Lee Jeans uses heartbreak to convince the audience of this advertisement to buy their jeans. In this Lee Jeans advertisement there are all different claims. The one that stands out the most is the claim of value. The advertisement shows support of this claim through the word usage and the picture representation. Lee Jeans wants to represent the " NEW LOOK FOR LEE" as the women?s jeans. Through the different use of symbols, the advertisement makes women think of times when they need to be strong....   [tags: Advertising Marketing]

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How the Media Affects My Life

- How the Media Affects My Life One thousand six hundred and eighteen minutes. One thousand six hundred and eighteen was spent by me, on my computer, in three days. That seems to be a lot of time when you think about it, probably just about twenty seven hours. How could all that time be spent at as single machine like a PC. One of the best features of the PC is that you can use many different media forms at one time. I use my PC for communication with my boyfriend who goes to SUNY Albany, to check my email for letters of annoyance from my parents, and to provide me with entertainment....   [tags: essays papers]

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DNA Fingerprinting in Criminal Investigations

- ... It is analyzed by the length of DNA, which include repeating base pairs. The repeating base pairs are known as variable number tandem repeats or VNTRs. The number of repeats will affect the length of each strand of DNA. They are then compared with the sample; RFLP requires a large sample of DNA that has not been contaminated with dirt (3). Many laboratories are replacing RFLP analysis with short tandem repeat (STR) analysis (1). This method has many advantages that RFLP does not have; the biggest of these advantages is the fact that a smaller samples is needed to be able to analyze the samples....   [tags: technology, genetics and criminology]

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Things Found Inside of People

- Things Found Inside of People 1. Things found inside of people. There is a museum in Philadelphia called the Mütter Museum. I went there once with an old boyfriend. We saw babies in formaldehyde with serious birth defects, two heads, four legs, five noses. Siamese twins. An eight-foot-long colon in a glass case, black, dry, and empty, beside a photograph of its former keeper, a man with a bloated, pregnant stomach. Deformed skulls. The assembled bones of the tallest man in the world, the assembled bones of the shortest man in the world....   [tags: Personal Narrative Papers]

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Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

- In the novel In Cold Blood written by Truman Capote, Nancy Clutter was murdered along other members of her family. This novel is based on the murders of this family. Nancy was the “town darling”, (Page 7, Capote) she was intelligent, talented, helpful with her family, and was truly devoted to her boy friend Bobby. Little did she know that her life was coming to an end. She was murdered with the town left in tears and her boyfriend left for questioning. Nancy was a student in high school who earned straight “A’s” and was awarded prom queen....   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays]

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Home Sweet Home

- I always thought that I would grow up living in the city, go off to college and then move back into the city. Until, I ran into a man that opened my world into a whole new life. A place that you can go and get away from the real world, a place that is so quiet and peaceful you can hear a pin drop. When I stepped onto the land and into the beautiful house that my boyfriend lives in, I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life here. A city girl meets a country boy that shows her that there is more to life than just being able to run down the street to the grocery store or the mall....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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I Live To Eat

- On the brisk clear morning of October 2nd, I woke up bright and early; I even got out of bed without a fuss or struggle. Surprisingly, I didn’t even press the tempting snooze button or toss the alarm clock against the wall to make the relentless beeping noise cease. It was a Saturday morning and I had never felt more rested. I was ecstatic on that particular morning—not because it was finally the weekend, but because I had plans to go out to eat that night at my favorite restaurant: Outback Steakhouse....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative]

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Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

- Dreamland by Sarah Dessen, Penguin Group Inc: New York, 2000 "When Eliza, Lindsay, and I all finally stood up to walk to the ambulance to get bandaged up, the crowd stood and gave us a standing O. We went on to win the game bug, but my topple made everything else anticlimactic." (47) anticlimax, n. an event, period, or outcome that is strikingly less important or dramatic than expected The protagonist, Caitlin, has fallen off the top of the cheerleader's pyramid at the season's biggest football game....   [tags: Book Analysis Dreamland]

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The Daval Snuff Project

- Two summers ago I started working at this gun shop. Its not a great job but its money I didn't have before. While working there, I met a guy by the name of Daval Snuff. He's real smart(even though he dropped out of highschool) funny, nice, and knows a lot about guns. Two of Daval's best friends, BoodaSac and Feebus, told that he had a little crush on me. The problem was, I already had a boyfriend. When I told Daval about Bobbio, my boyfriend, he threatened to kill him.He said he would literally kill him over me....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Film Analysis of Psycho

- Film Analysis of Psycho When ‘Psycho’ was first screened in New York on 16th June 1960, it was an immediate success. Earning over $15 million, 15 times more than it took to make, ‘Psycho’ had made Hitchcock a multi-millionaire. As well as this, the huge critical acclaim ‘Psycho’ received made Hitchcock the master of suspense he will always be known as. Two sequels were made because the film was so popular people wanted more....   [tags: Papers]

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The Valley Girl in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

- The stereotypical valley girl would have to be one of my longstanding favourite characters in both television and film. With the valley girl known for often being the quintessential popularity queen, it may not seem so obvious to include the Buffy we know today as part of the valley girl hall of fame. But one only has to go back to the 1992 film, Buffy the Vampire Slayer to observe the full extent of Buffy’s bleach blonde valley girl roots. To place Buffy within the larger category of the valley girl, first one must have an understanding of what exactly this means....   [tags: TV Television Show Essays]

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Unhealthy Relationships- The Devastating Effects of Verbal and Emotional Abuse

- The statement “A relationship is only unhealthy if it becomes physically violent” could be supported by people who feel that because verbal abuse, lowering of self esteem and other repercussions of mentally or spiritually unhealthy relationships are not directly threatening to your physical health it remains “healthy”. A healthy relationship can be defined as being a reciprocal relationship where there is respect, empathy, compassion, acceptance, cooperation and listening for both people in the relationship....   [tags: Psychology, Abusive Relationships]

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Did Esther Trap Herself in "The Bell Jar"?

- The Bell Jar is an autobiography of a female sophomore. The girl-Esther, who is 19 years old, came from suburban area of Boston. As she had talent writing skills, she was invited to New York to serve as guest editor in a national fashion magazine office. In her one-month stay in New York, on one hand, Esther was cautious and conscientious to learn from an able and efficient female editor-Jay Cee, and she dreamt to follow Jay Cee’s successful step. On the other hand, she met various men and women in her colorful social life....   [tags: bell jar, ]

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Rumspringa: Role Conflict Within The Amish Youth Community

- The Amish culture in general try to withhold the same traditions, values, and language as the original Amish. This individual Amish subculture in Indiana displayed in the Devil's Playground goes to show just how culturally diverse society can be. Though the ultimate desire of the Amish is to be a good example of Christ, the community encourages a positive deviance of their teenagers called Runspringa. Starting at age sixteen Amish teens are allowed the opportunity to explore the English world to better educate their decision to commit their life to the church and the simple way of living or leave the community turning to a life of relative deviance....   [tags: Religious Teachings]

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Challenging the Content of "Vegan Virgin Valentine"

- Banned means to prohibit; to not allow someone to read it. It could be for many reasons, but most are for inappropriate topics for teens and kids. Most books are banned from libraries and schools. Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler is one of the books that was challenged because of fowl language and references to sex and drugs. Mara, the main character, is a perfectionist. She has straight-As, is in National Honors Society, and is a future Yale student. She is competing with her only ex-boyfriend for the Valedictorian....   [tags: censorship, Vegan Virgin Valentine, public schools]

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Using the Internet: Common Sense Must Prevail

- Technology has changed every aspect of our lives. This is evident, among other things, how we communicate using electronic medium. Typical example is how E-mails have transformed the way and ease in which we can send or receive information. Certainly, they have countless advantages over other medium. Nonetheless, they can easily be abused either intentionally, or through ignorance. Several incidences have been reported or documented by different sources, including media outlets where E-mails have either ruined people's marriages, careers and even landed some in jail....   [tags: Information Technology]

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Friendship Essay: My Best Friend's Funeral

- I never thought that I would ever had to attend to a funeral of a close friend. Aaron Smith was only 18 years old and passed away from a tragic automobile accident. He was always a really happy guy and had the biggest smile there could ever be, his smile would make anyone get cheered up. He was about 5 foot 9 inches, light brown skin, and he had a thick body, and black hair. Aaron would always help out a friend in need, even though he had trouble with his divorced parents he wouldn’t let that get him down....   [tags: friendship essay, my best friend]

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My Best Friend: A True Friendship

- Friendships are one of the most important things you can get out of life. It’s something that everyone has to have because without it we would all go insane. Just think if no one talked to each other and we never made friends, this world would be a ticking time bomb. Studies say human need friendships and love to survive. So friendship is a big part of your life. There is no real definition of friendship, because there’s no one way you can define it. Friendships can mean many different things, depending on the person....   [tags: friendship essay, my best friend]

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Sociology and the Value of Education

- Not one single person on earth can explain why they are where they are in life in a single sentence. I used to think that I would just take a year off of school after I graduated from college. Maybe I would explore or just work a lot and save up some money so I could have a little more freedom in life. Whatever it was, I was not quite sure yet, I just really did not want to be in school for a while. Well, my plans changed when everyone I knew was telling me not to do that because I would most likely not go back....   [tags: Sociology Essays]

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When Do Kids Stop Being Kids?

- With the rise in popularity of technology, the mass media broadcasted image of “cool,” an over-sexualized subculture, and the strained relationship between this generation of teenagers and their parents the dynamic of today’s youth in society has changed. The expectations of growing up are being propelled, teenagers are asked, are expected to grow up faster and to enter the world of adulthood before they are truly prepared to face the real world challenges that this shift entails. The British television show Skins, recently adapted into an American version by MTV, depicts just what causes teenagers to feel compelled to grow up so quickly, and how they act when the world they enter is nothin...   [tags: Television Review]

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