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My Dad Is A Soccer Mom

- In the movie titled, My Dad is a Soccer Mom, the primary characters are the mother, father, and daughter. Holly Casey, the mother, was a stay-at-home mother who focused primarily on her duties as a mother to a ten year old daughter and wife. Holly’s husband, Marion Casey, was a professional football player who was fired from his team and unable to secure placement with another team. Their daughter, Lacey Casey, spent valuable time with her mother. On the other hand, Lacey’s father, Marion, focused his attention specifically on his football career....   [tags: Mother, Family, Gender role, Father]

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The Myth Of Race By Harriet Jacobs

- Biological or an Essence. How Harriet Jacobs Deconstructed the Myth of Race A prevalent belief during the Enlightenment, a time of great learning and science, was that Africans were an inhumane species, only fit for slavery. Race determined slavery, it was treated as a biological essence that accounted for unbridgeable cultural differences. Race also determined the “whiteness” or “otherness” of an individual (Blevins-Faery 10).The differences Europeans observed in Africans left them to believe African cultures were inferior, attributing the differences to skin color....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race, Racism]

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Genre Criticism of Stanley Kubricks The Shining

- Genre Criticism of Stanley Kubricks The Shining The true measure of success for any film lies in its ability to establish a relationship with its audience. Perhaps more than in any other genre, the horror film must be aware of this relationship and manage it carefully. After all, the purpose of a horror film is not necessarily to invoke thought, but rather to evoke an emotional reaction from its audience. Horror films of all types have used frightening images, disturbing characters, and thrilling sequences to inspire fear....   [tags: Shining Stanley Kubricks Essays]

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Research On Primary Parental Child Care And Involvement

- Historical, research on primary parental child-care and involvement has been focused on the female partner in relationships (lamb, et al. 2014). Moreover, the majority of research that does exist, studying father involvement revolves around the negative effects of distance fathers (lamb, et al. 2014). Notwithstanding, in recent years there have been strides to better understand how families with a male figure as the primary caretaker differ from women, there is still much to room to grow. Another new trend in family research is that of same sex families with children....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Family, LGBT]

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Analysis Of Bebe Moore 's 72 Hour

- Dealing with mental illness is hard, but even harder when you are the one caring for a loved one with a mental illness, making you feel as though you have been condemned to a lifetime of servitude. Bebe Moore Campbell usage of slavery allusions throughout the novel 72 Hour Hold explains just how taking care of a family member with a mental illness can feel like being enslaved to their illness. Slavery allusions are used throughout the novel to describe a mother’s, Keri, struggle of taking care of her bipolar daughter, Trina, while also insinuating that she feels as if her daughter’s illness enslaved her to her own daughter....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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The Tragedy of Child Abuse and Neglect

- Child abuse has been defined as, any intentional act that results in physical or emotional harm to a child. This could cover any behavior from assault, to neglect, to molestation. (Encarta 1) In 1995, a study was done by the National Center on Child Abuse & Neglect. They concluded that in the United States alone, approximately 3 million children are victims of some sort of maltreatment each year. This means that an unimaginable amount of our county’s adolescents are being seriously mistreated, and the numbers are rising steadily....   [tags: Violence Against Children]

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Will I Be an Abuser?

- It has been suggested that children who are victims of sexual abuse also become abusers themselves. Children of abuse have a higher probability of becoming a future abuser. Child abuse is characterized as any act that jeopardizes or impairs a child’s physical or emotional health and growth. These acts include any harm done to a child who cannot be rationally explained and is often characterized by an injury or series of injuries seeming to be non-accidental in nature. The behaviors of child abuse can happen in both boys and girls leaving them with severe lifetime symptoms....   [tags: victims of child abuse tend to become abusers]

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Search for Atonement in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner

- How, after years of guilt, self-disgust, and deception, is it possible for one person to become good again. Entrapped in a cage of cowardice for so long, can they ever develop and grow as a normal human being. Amir, the anti-hero in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, seeks to answer these questions in his own search for atonement through various existential events in his life. Amir’s misadventures begin as a boy living in an affluent Afghanistan world. On the day of his birth, his mother hemorrhages to death....   [tags: Khaled Hosseini]

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TheTaming of the Shrew: Organized Religion and Obedience

- All popular organized religions have had a profound impact on male-female relationships. Each has a set of rules to be obeyed related to the roles of wives towards husbands and husbands towards wives. All seem to agree that in a marriage the wife must obey her husband. William Shakespeare in his play, The Taming Of The Shrew, explores this concept of obeying one's husband within the husband/wife relationship. The play challenges the current feminine attitude towards the marital vows of "honor and obey." Looking at the play from a strictly religions standpoint, one may see Katherine as a shrewish wife with a strong need to be tamed....   [tags: Taming Shrew Essays]

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Mr Robert's Attempt for Peace

- I can’t sleep. For the past seventy years of my life, I have done very little besides sleep, and now, the mere thought of even taking a minute to snooze seems like a horrible waste. Frustrated, I kick my blankets off of me, sending them spiraling at the wall. Instinctively, I reach for my phone. No new messages. Why would there be. It’s midnight. No one sends messages at midnight, unless they’re thirteen and hiding under their covers exchanging winking faces. Despite this, deep inside, the fact I don’t have a group of letters tied together with some bit of sentiment digs at my core....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Use Of Flashback Of Slavery Throughout The Novel ' 72 Hour

- Dealing with mental illness is difficult, but even worse when caring for a family member with a mental illness, creating the feeling of a lifetime of servitude. Bebe Moore Campbell uses flashback of slavery throughout the novel, 72 Hour Hold to explain how taking care of a family member with a mental illness can make one feel enslaved. Flashbacks throughout the novel are used to describe a mother’s, Keri, struggle of taking care of her bipolar daughter, Trina, while also insinuating that she feels her daughter’s illness has enslaved her....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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Quiverfull, General Strain Theory, and Filicide

- The Yates’ unconventional standard of living along with the social belief that a woman’s role is to be the homemaker could have created anxiety and undue pressure on Andrea. Their pastor and mentor, Woroniecki “preached that parents were ultimately responsible for the souls of their children” and if children were behaving poorly the parents should “commit suicide rather than cause their children to stumble and go to hell” (Lancet 1952). The Yates lived on Woroniecki’s converted bus for two years with Noah, John, and Paul—all of which toddlers—while Andrea tried to be content because she “thought [she] was helping [her] husband and trying to do what [Rusty] wanted”(Park & Dietz 9)....   [tags: the Yates murder case]

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Annotated Bibliography on Wellness Programs

- ... Behavior Modification, 32(2), 167-181. The purpose of this article was to study mindfulness based strategies of intervention for the eating habits of those diagnosed with Prader Willi Syndrome. A 17 year old boy diagnosed with Prader Willi was brought in by his mother. (IQ= 75) Purpose of intervention was for training and self- management for preparation of assisted living. Setting was in the home. The outcome variables included the boy's eating habits improving, thus improving his health, through mindful intervention strategies, or further worsening and continuing. Strategies were presented in three parts: First, exercise was introduced....   [tags: patients, syndrome, impact, teacher]

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Children Dealing with Life and Death

- Most children ponder the thought of what life would be like without their parents. They imagine how amazing and fun a life filled with jokes and no rules would be. Not even having to go to school if you did not want to. Except this is not how life works. When a parent dies and the reality sets in, it quickly shows us that life is not all fun and games. The death of a parent is a devastating reality for any young child to bare. This abrupt reality may have long lasting effects as each child has their own unique way of perceiving life’s events....   [tags: Child Psychology, Grieving Process]

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The Caretaker by Pinter

- The Caretaker by Pinter: A Play Can Be Confrontational, Challenging and Disturbing to the Values and Assumptions of An Audience. Discuss With close Reference The Caretaker, written by the British playwright Harold Pinter in the late 1950's and early 1960's disrupts the audiences perceptions of existence and their understandings of it. The play deconstructs perceived notions and conceptions of reality, and disturbs the audiences perception of their own identity and place within a world which is primarily concerned with the search and need for identity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Puerto Rico and the United States

- Puerto Rico and the United States Since Puerto Rico was first discovered by Christopher Columbus on November 19, 1493, and Spanish colonization ensued in 1508, Puerto Rico has experienced all of these pressures of identity and culture. When Columbus first arrived he found the island populated by thousands of Taino Indians who made the mistake of showing Columbus gold nuggets in the river. This was all Spain needed to finance its crown. Differences between the Spaniards and the Taints began around two years later when Diego Salcedo was killed by the Indians....   [tags: American History Puerto Rican Essays]

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Death In The Woods - Thematic Explication

- Our universe is an ever-turning wheel that maintains a beautiful balance of life. On the spokes of this wheel the existence of all things is assured; life is given, bodies and souls are fed, each position on the wheel is cultivated by the next, and then one day we will pass away, only to start the circle again in another mysterious way. Take a moment to look around you and see the many cycles that exist for the sole purpose of keeping our wheel in motion, and then recognize how little these great givers of life are celebrated, or even noticed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Child Abuse And Neglect : Recognizing The Signs And Symptoms

- 3 May 2016 Troy University Lena Culbreath [CHILD MALTREATMENT AND NEGLECT:] RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS   Abstract: This research paper will discuss the various types of child maltreatment and neglect. There are four major forms of child abuse and neglect. Also, there are four sub-categories that are listed under neglect. Additionally, one can learn about the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect. Thus, it will be helpful to learn about each form of child abuse prior to learning the information needed to recognize child maltreatment and abuse....   [tags: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Abuse]

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Child Abuse and Neglect

- Outline Thesis: What is Child Abuse and what are it’s effects on the child and his/her family. I. Introduction II. Different types of child abuse A. Physical Abuse B. Sexual Abuse C. Incest D. Exploitation III. Neglect A. Physical Neglect B. Educational Neglect C. Emotional Neglect D. Moral Neglect IV. Sexual Abuse A. Exhibitionism B. Sexual Acts V. Incest A. Sexual acts between relatives B. Victim statistics VI. Child Pornography A. Boomed in the 70's B. Abused passed on through generations VII....   [tags: Violence Against Children]

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Personal Teaching Philosophy

- Personal Teaching Philosophy Introduction "Children become, while little, our delights…when they grow bigger, they begin to fright’s." This quote is from John Bunyan’s poem "Upon the Disobedient Child," and rings the truth. But, how can we help children develop into normal, healthy adults. That is a question society has been asking since the first days of civilization. There are four areas of development that allow children to grow into strong adults: motor, cognitive, language, and social-emotional....   [tags: Education Sociology Children papers]

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How Freud 's Structural Model Of The Mind

- SOWK 506 Questions for Quiz #2 Unit 8 1. Describe how Freud’s structural model of the mind (i.e. the Id, Ego and Super Ego) explains our behavior in daily life. Just like the stages of brain development in neurobiology, Freud’s structural model of the mind (i.e. the Id, Ego, and Super Ego) goes through stages of development to create the true nature of a human being. The collective workings of the Id, Ego, and Super Ego create the ultimate “You.” Even though Freud’s theory may seem complex, his writings on psychosexual development stress how one’s personality develops....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Sociology, Society]

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Geriatric Abuse Is A Real Problem

- Geriatric Abuse Sixty-four pounds and only a fruit peel in her stomach, a deceased woman was found on her couch and had apparently been dead for almost four hours. The Michigan police were called into the home of this elderly woman who had been abused for over five years by her paid, unlicensed caregiver. According MLife Media Group, Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said, “ I think this case should shock the conscience of a society that values the elderly”(Harris)....   [tags: Abuse, Psychological abuse, Child abuse, Bullying]

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The Creation of Fear and Suspense in 'The Red Room' by HG Wells

- The Creation of Fear and Suspense in 'The Red Room' by HG Wells HG Wells conveys the experiences in the red room in many ways throughout the story. He is an English author and a political philosopher, most famous for his science fiction romances that variously depict alien invasion, terrifying future societies and transformed states of being. The story of the red room is written in first person, which suggests that the reader believes it is from personal experience. The `Red room' can be described as a gothic story, which means that it is written in the late eighteenth, early nineteenth century....   [tags: Papers]

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The Caretaker by Harold Pinter

- The Caretaker by Harold Pinter In this essay I will take the position that the audience see Davies as both a social victim and a social parasite. Firstly a definition of a social victim and a social parasite will be given. A social victim is an individual who is looked down upon by other members of society, vulnerable to blame and not accorded the same rights as others. Therefore this disenfranchised group of people do not experience the usual comforts and perks of society. A social parasite is someone who exists off the backs of others efforts and not their own....   [tags: Caretaker Harold Pinter Essays]

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The Negative Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect

- Children are beaten until their bodies no longer heal, they are scalded with boiling water, they are starved and so dehydrated that their skin shrivels around their fragile bones, they are sexually assaulted and forced to perform all sorts of perverted acts, and they are locked in closets or tied to bed posts for days on end (Koster and Swisher). In the year of 2012, more than four children a day were killed due to child abuse, and the number seems to be steadily rising (Child Abuse Statistics & Facts)....   [tags: Consequences of Child Maltreatment, Violence]

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Preventing Physical Abuse

- Imagine being a three year old little boy and being attacked by your mother for going to the bathroom in your pants. A little boy named Noah was brutally beaten to death for doing something any three year old would accidently do. His mother and her boyfriend had spanked and punched him leading to his last breath. (Carlson) This is an example of physical abuse. Physical abuse is the infliction of physical injury to a person. (Martin 10) There is no leading cause to this type of abuse. Physical abuse takes up 22.4% of all types of abuse in the United States....   [tags: Ethical Issues]

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Physical Abuse And Neglect Of Children

- Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect The Physical Abuse of Children Physical abuse is defined in accordance with the structure of society. Physical child abuse is a deliberate act of hurting a child, which as a result causes injuries such as bruises, broken bones, burns or cuts. Physical abuse is often from an excessive physical discipline. It is sometimes unaware by the abuser that he or she is using such magnitude of force upon striking the child. Physical abuse is becoming an increased epidemic and is needed to be taken seriously....   [tags: Child abuse, Physical abuse, Abuse]

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Twentieth Century European Drama

- Although there is broad diversity within modern European drama, there are parallels, common threads, and reactions linking them. This assortment of links is sometimes tenuous, at others blatant, but always in some form connecting plays from different European playwrights. The ‘theatre of the absurd’ contains works by many leading mid to late twentieth century playwrights including Pinter , who’s early plays revolved around such questions as the relationship between “the necessary and the possible or being and non-being” (Innes....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Child Sexual Abuse During Miami Dade County

- Kristi House is a non-profit organization dedicated to healing and eradicating child sexual abuse in Miami-Dade County. Department of Justice statistics reveals high child sexual abuse incidents in the US: 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys are sexually abused in the US before age 18 (2000). When a child disclosure about the abuse, it is important that caregiver believes those allegations and provide support as soon as possible. Mothers are the principal caregivers and are the connection between agency and child....   [tags: Child abuse, Child sexual abuse, Sexual abuse]

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How The Special Education Needs Setting Meets, Karim 's Life Quality Factors

- Section B: Caring in Special Education Needs, Setting How the Special Education Needs Setting meets, Karim’s Life Quality Factors. In this section, I will be describing how the life quality factors and caring skills will be provided for Karim by the different job roles found in a special education needs setting. I will also be looking at the possible way Karim may be treated ineffectively by the various job roles found in a special education needs settings and the potential barriers that may prevent the children from being treated well....   [tags: Teacher, Special education, Education, School]

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The Importance Of Caring At Special Education Needs Setting

- How might the barriers to caring prevent effective, caring at special education needs setting. The therapist, special education needs assistant, special educational needs teacher, dinner supervisor, caretaker, support assistant and school receptionist should treat people well and this implies having a duty of care for clients and helping them achieve their highest potential. A practical reason for treating people well are that clients who are well treated tend to behave agreeably and cooperatively....   [tags: Teacher, Head teacher, Special education, Rector]

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The Causes of Substance Abuse

- Substance abuse is an issue that has disseminated in the society and is often regarded as the relic of a thoughtless materialism. A false belief regarding addicted individuals seems to be ingrained in the minds of the majority of the population (Sadava, 1987). This belief is very often accompanied by appalling mental images of addicts and a highly judgmental attitude (Sadava, 1987). As a result, the causes of addiction are still wrapped in obscurity. This paper aims to outline the most basic reasons that lead to substance abuse and dependency, from the early developmental stage until late adolescence....   [tags: Drug Addiction Essays]

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Reader-Response Criticism of James Joyce’s Eveline from Dubliners

- A Subjective Reader-Response Criticism of James Joyce’s Eveline The subjectivity evident in literary interpretation is hard to deny. Though one person may feel that James Joyce’s writing proves Joyce’s support of the feminist movement, another may believe that Joyce views women as inferior. What could account for such a difference in opinions. Schwarz explains that subjective reader-response critics would respond to a question such as this by answering that each reader uses the literary work to symbolize his or her own life and, therefore, each response is unique to the individual reader....   [tags: Dubliners Essays]

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The Role of the Teacher in Reporting Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect

- Child abuse is a growing problem that affects children of all genders, ages, races, religions, and classes. It generally can be defined as “the non-accidental physical, sexual or mental injury or neglect caused by basic omissions of the child’s parents or caretakers”(Colorado State Department of Education, 1998). Narrowing the causes of child abuse to one in particular would be impossible, due to the wide range of factors that contribute. Today, teachers hold an important and unique position, for they are required to have an understanding of the laws and regulations in which to detect and report any suspected cases of child abuse....   [tags: Detecting Child Abuse]

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Spending Power of Children

- In present day to day life, kids play a vital role in the purchase behaviour of the family. This paper focuses on the effects of retail communication on the purchase decision of children. The various factors which influence child’s behaviour have been studied. The methodology adopted includes thorough observation of a kid from entry to exit in the store followed by a personal interview of the accompanying person. Further, the kid’s interaction with the accompanying person has been studied and his/her evaluation of the request is noted....   [tags: Marketing]

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The Red Room

- The Red Room I am writing an essay, based on the story ‘The Red Room’, and will try to explain what makes it such a good mystery story. Some of the main reasons for why it’s a great story include the vocabulary and words the author has used and the setting that the story is created in. The author uses gothic language, giving the story more suspense; he also sets the story in a haunted setting which builds up tension. The story was written by HG Wells, between the turn of the 20th century. HG Wells was an English author and a political philosopher; he was most famous for his science fiction romances....   [tags: English Literature]

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Child Victimization

- According to Finkelhor et al (2005), the increasing rates of child victimization over the last few decades have created a global attention on child abuse. With these increasing rates, most countries all over the world have begun to address this situation. Most countries have enacted laws that classify child victimization cases as criminal offenses punishable according to the provisions of the law (Finkelhor et al, 2005). As noted by Giardino (2010), the increasing prevalence and consequences of child abuse calls for detailed researches and investigations across the world....   [tags: Social Issues, Child Abuse]

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Portrayal of Women in the Media

- Portrayal of Women in the Media Gender is the psychological characteristics and social categories that are created by human culture. Doing gender is the concept that humans express their gender when they interact with one another. Messages about how a male or female is supposed to act come from many different places. Schools, parents, and friends can influence a person. Another major factor that influences millions of impressionable females and males is television. Not only does the television teach each sex how to act, it also shows how one sex should expect the other sex to act....   [tags: Women Television Gender Psychology]

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All About Food Allergies

- Food allergies are an increasingly prevalent diagnosis among young children and adolescents. It is a chronic condition that affects between four and eight percent of the pediatric population and requires attentive management by both caretakers and the children themselves (Annunziato, Shemesh, Weiss, Izzo, D’Urso, & Sicherer, 2013). A food allergy is an abnormal immune response that typically occurs after food enters the body and binds to specific receptors (IgE-mediated). Symptoms usually occur within hours of ingestion, and can affect the cutaneous, gastrointestinal, cardiac and/or respiratory systems (Crain, 2011)....   [tags: chronic conditions, offending food]

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Harold Pinter

- Harold Pinter Harold Pinter is one of the greatest British dramatists of our time. Pinter has written a number of absurd masterpieces including The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming, Betrayal, Old Times, and Ashes to Ashes. He has also composed a number of radio plays and several volumes of poetry. His screenplays include The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Last Tycoon, and The Handmaid's Tale. He has received numerous awards including the Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear, BAFTA awards, the Hamburg Shakespeare Prize, the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or and the Commonwealth Award....   [tags: Biography Biographies Harold Pinter Essays]

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