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Companion Dogs, Making a Difference

- For a number of children with autism having a companion dog is the difference between life and death. Methodically trained guide dogs help create an environment where autistic children are comfortable enough to live a more ordinary lifestyle. Autism spectrum disorder is a major public health problem that is the most common neurological disorder affecting 1 out of every 110 births in the US (Autism Society, 2009). ASDs can range in severity from Asperger Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism where the child can function relatively well in society, to autistic disorder or classical ASD, which severely inhibits the child’s ability to socialize or communicate (NINDS)....   [tags: Psychology ]

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Ending Over Population of Companion Animals

- There are many reasons why companion animals are a great asset to people and pet owners, most of these benefits are health related. People who own companion animals are more likely to exercise and have reduced blood pressure. Spending time with a companion animal also increases longevity after a heart attack and reduces stress for people with Alzheimer's. Patients in hospitals who spend time with companion animals are usually more social, cooperative and have pain relief (Willetts Health Benefits lecture)....   [tags: animal rights, animal abuse and neglect]

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Article, Tragedy to Triumph by Richard V. Halstead, Human Service Professionals Help Us Through the Tough Times

- There are many people in today’s society who undergo many horrible experiences and are able to overcome the hard trials that are placed in front of them in order to become successful in life. While some individuals suggest that these individuals will struggle throughout life and others saying that they just need a few words of encouragement in order to progress in life. Regardless of one’s opinion, it is very important to remember that no one person has to go through anything alone and that help and encouragement will always be available for those who seek it....   [tags: counsellor companion, relationship]

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Naval History Authors: Captain Jack Aubrey and his companion Dr. Stephen Maturin by Patrick O’Brian

- Section one – Author overview and comparison Of the many authors writing naval history, there are some that take their talents to create worlds of there own that can, at times, parallel our own. The writers of historical fiction can create some incredibly entertaining works. For the purposes of this paper three authors will be focused on. These three are Patrick O’Brian, C.S. Forester and Dudley Pope. These authors are some of the most renown for their many publications. Each of them has created at least one series of novels on the premise of historical naval fiction....   [tags: dudley pope, african queen]

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Comparing The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Drinking Companion, Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn

- Comparing The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Drinking Companion, Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn My drama class was split into four groups and each group was given a selected scene or part from The Crucible to rehearse and act for one piece of coursework. My group was given the end of act four and the ending of the play. I was to play Proctor and had to think hard about how to portray him in the section, as it was a crucial part in the play.* We were given Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn, a play to read and compare with the section acted of The Crucible....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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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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Dangers of Obession in the Play Gialanella

- In 1981, Victor Gialanella adapted Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein to create a Victorian two act stage play meant to entertain the audience and spark the imagination. In his own words Gialanella claimed that Frankenstein was meant to be a fairytale, a story to be told well, not a ‘theme’; a story that, if told well, would make its themes heard in the telling. Certainly the Rome Little Theater’s Halloween production of Gialanella’s adaptation is a story told well with a message that is heard despite our preconceived notions of the tale....   [tags: theme, life, creator, friend, companion, love]

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Parental Roles in Huck Finn: Jim as Huck's Perfect Companion

- As defined by the World Book Encyclopedia, family is “The basic unit of social organization in all human societies,” (World Book). A family provides emotional and physical support, and raises children. “Since prehistoric times, families have served as the primary institution responsible for raising children, providing people with food and shelter, and satisfying people’s need for love and support,” (World Book). In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the subject of family is questioned....   [tags: Mark Twain Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]

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Imaginary Companions In Child Development

- Introduction Many children experience a common phenomenon known as the imaginary companion. This usually manifests itself in the creation of an invisible person that they engage in an active relationship with. While many parents are confused about how to approach and relate to their child and their child’s imaginary companion they should be assured that the process is quite normal. Imaginary companions are not a sign of mental illness but a normal healthy part of a child’s development (Taylor, 1999)....   [tags: Child Development]

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The 10th Doctor: Doctor Who

- The 10th Doctor “What is your name?” said a all metal man know thew out space and time at a cybermen in a robotic monotone voice, and a man says back to the cybermen “I am The Doctor”. The Doctor. Who is the Doctor. This name comes for a science fiction British television show call Doctor Who. Doctor Who is about a time-lords the last of the time-lords, a time-lords is a time traveling humanoid alien that survives on two hearts, they are genius, they know anything and everything about the universe....   [tags: man, traits, relationships, companions]

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What Is Country Music Telling Us?

- Country music, for many of its listeners, is an emotional outlet that allows a comforting companion during times of struggle. When a fan feels depressed, country music is there to support and leave its listener feeling uplifted. A genre with such an impact on its listeners is guaranteed to have a strong influence on their emotional well-being. An unfortunate implication of this relationship stems from the negative habits displayed in a variety of country songs. These negative entries are taken in the same light as their positive counterparts, thus including negative content in the mix of emotion-altering country music....   [tags: Country Music, Companions, Struggles]

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Perfect Companions - The Passionate Shepherd to His Love and The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd

- Perfect Companions - “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe, and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” by Sir Walter Raleigh There are many poems that are considered to be companion poems. Companion poems are two separate poems that are similar. Usually they are about the same experience or experiences, and are also usually written in the same form. Two of the most famous companion poems are “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe, and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” by Sir Walter Raleigh....   [tags: Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, Poems]

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History of The Domestication of Dogs: Are Dogs our Companions or Are We Their Companions?

- ... and that they originated in Eurasia. They did in fact cross the land bridge with us to the Americas (J.A. Leonard, 2002), which means that they had a large role in influencing us and helping us to settle in the new world. Now we have a general idea of when domestication began, but the next question is why. Why did we make wolves into our buddies. Why not chimps or some other kind of primate. The answer lies in a few different reasons. Our old pals, even going back to Canis lupus, the gray wolf (the original ancestor of most modern dogs), have human-like qualities....   [tags: relationship, china, pals]

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Essay on Female Companions in The Awakening and A Doll's House

- Importance of Female Companions in The Awakening and A Doll's House       Female companions are very important to the development of the main characters in Kate Chopin's The Awakening and in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House. Mademoiselle Reisz and Madame Ratignolle, in The Awakening, and Kristine Linde, in A Doll House, help Edna Pontellier and Nora Helmer discover their inner selves.   Mademoiselle Reisz, Madame Ratignolle, and Kristine Linde all act as role models for the protagonists. Edna deeply admires Mademoiselle Reisz's piano playing....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparison of J.R.R. Tokiens´ Lord of the Rings and Ramayana

- J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous novel series, The Lord of the Rings, tells the story of a young hobbit who must reluctantly journey a great distance with the fellowship of companions to defeat an evil force that has been growing stronger and threatens to conquer all of middle-earth. As first believed by Joseph Campbell and argued in “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”, the same story is essentially being told in a variety of ways. The pattern that is found in almost every epic, past and present, is what Joseph called a “monomyth” (CAMPBELL)....   [tags: good, evil, courage, companions]

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More than Just Creatures that Coexist with Humans

- The Dalai Lama once said, “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” This goes for animals too. Animals are now much more than creatures we coexist with on Earth. They are companions within our homes and hearts. Any living species has rights. Just as you and I deserve respect, animals do also. When you think of animal farms, most of us resort to the image of animals and chickens on Old McDonald’s farm with a bright red barn in the background. However, animals have not always been in agriculture....   [tags: companions, animal abuse]

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Animals: Companions, Not Research Tools

- Animals are used for companionship and entertainment. They are also used as tools for medical research. There is an ongoing debate about whether animals have rights and moral status. Wilson (2010) asks, “What place should non-human animals have in an acceptable moral system?” (para. 1) There is also debate in the medical community about the effectiveness of using animal models in place of humans. According to C. Ray Greek & Jean Swingle Greek (2000), “… animals are not isomorphic with humans.” Isomorphic is the scientific name for the “one-to-one correspondence between all elements in two or more living systems.” (page 89) There are other methods of research available....   [tags: Animal Rights ]

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Pets are Companions and Property

- It was a pleasure to meet you last week, although I am sorry it was under such sad circumstances. Following our meeting, I researched the law in New York; unfortunately, the law only recognizes pets as property. This therefore limits our ability to recover damages, however it does not rule out recovery entirely. From my research if we were able, to prove negligence we would have a legal claim against Mr. Stewart for loss of companionship. It may nevertheless be difficult to prove Mr. Stewart acted negligently....   [tags: accident, damage, loss]

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Comparion of In Seach of Respect by Philippe Bourgous and Shattering Silence by Begona Aretxaga

- ... She goes further by asserting that violence affects men and women differently by arguing that the manners in which violence is gendered are not fixed but constantly shifting, depending on the likelihood of history, social class, and ethnic identity. In search of respect analyzes the social marginalization of Puerto Ricans living in East Harlem, New York City, USA. The friendship made with Philippe and the drug dealers were fundamental to the book’s nature; the very personal things that the subjects reveal to Bourgois make it extremely honest and give you a full picture for what exactly is happening and their reasoning behind their actions....   [tags: themes, history, class, identity]

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A Comparion of Two Musems on Hong Kong´s Maritime History

- In November, I visited two museums about Hong Kong’s maritime history, Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence and Hong Kong Maritime Museum respectively. Though the details of their exhibition are quite similar, many differences can be found between them as Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is officially organised, while Hong Kong Maritime Museum is private. The report will compare their similarities and differences in various aspects. About the operation of two museums, the obvious difference is that Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence belongs to the government, but Hong Kong Maritime Museum is private....   [tags: organized, private, musems]

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Obtener Paz en el Mundo

- La paz es un valor muy importante para la vida de las personas, sus familias y también para el mundo entero. Se consiste en una serie de valores y comportamientos que rechazan la violencia y previenen los conflictos tratando de atacar sus causas para solucionar los problemas mediante el dialogo tratado (“Valores humanos para,” 2003). Es el acto de respetar al prójimo y mediar para hallar la armonía que permite una buena calidad de vida en la convivencia de una sociedad ( Algunas claves para la paz y para una mejor sociedad son la no-violencia, amabilidad y cooperación y finalmente teniendo compasión con los demás....   [tags: violenica, respetar, sociedad, compasion]

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The Emotional vs. the Rational: Comparion of The Nymph´s Reply to Her Shepherd and The Passionate Shephard to His Love

- ... This argument is rebuffed by the female persona in the poem, "The Nymph's Reply to Her Husband," when she states the following: "Time drives the flocks from field to fold, /When rivers rage and rocks grow cold" (ll. 5-6). It should be noted that these lines reflect the following lines of Marlowe's poem: "And we will sit upon the rocks, / seeing the shepherds feed their flocks/ by shallow rivers…" (ll. 5-7). The female persona undermines the shepherd's idealization of the countryside and pastoral life since the passage of time, depicted by the seasons, will change the characteristics of these things described so positively by the male persona in Marlowe's poem....   [tags: love, pastroal, language]

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The Martyr and the Hero: Comparion of Arthur Miller´s The Crucible and Nathanial Hawthrone The Scarlet Letter

- Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Nathanial Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter share remarkable parallels not only in their examination of early Puritan America, but also in the dilemma of the two main male characters, John Proctor and Arthur Dimmesdale. Both these men had sinful relations with another member of the town, and must deal with the adversity that resulted from their sin. Although both John Proctor and Reverend Dimmesdale become hypocrites in their society, Proctor overcomes his sin and is able to redeem himself, while Dimmesdale’s pride and untimely death prevent him from fully experiencing redemption....   [tags: sinful, relations, adversity, hypocrites]

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Character Motivations in Hills Like White Elephants

- In the story, "Hills like White Elephants" written by Ernest Hemingway, the main character Jig faces a life changing event, abortion. The struggles with the complications of abortion concern and desire Jig to want to keep the baby. Bringing a new life into the world is a long time commitment and it is something Jig feels she can treasure forever. However, her companion attempted to persuade her in another direction, to proceed with the abortion. As naïve as he is, he feels his persuasion can overcome Jig's desires....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Frankenstein and the Sorrows of Young Werther, Mary Shelley

- Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is one of the literary texts interwoven in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. It talks of a story about a girl Lotte and a boy named Werther. The two fell in love although the girl was already engaged to an older man Abert. When Lotte marries the older man, Werther commits suicide because of rejection. The creature in Frankenstein finds this book and teaches himself to read from it. Shelley makes a reference to the novel The Sorrows of the Young Werther and Victor’s creature gets hold of the book and reads to practice language skills and pass time....   [tags: love, the creature]

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Human Companionship in Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein

- Human companionship is one of the most basic needs of humans that can be seen in the Creation story. It is tricky for any human to find the perfect companion especially if one is one of a kind. In Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein two characters exemplify this need. Dr. Victor Frankenstein and The Creature are in search of companionship, and they will go to great lengths to achieve it. The classic theme of perversion of family is a major component in Frankenstein. Dr. Frankenstein comes from a good family but in his adult life he longs for a new companion this is mainly found in the Creature and Elizabeth....   [tags: Mary Shelly, Frankenstein]

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Put a Girl in it

- Put a Girl in it Human companionship is one of the most basic needs of humans that can be seen in the Creation story. It is tricky for any human to find the perfect companion, especially if one is one of a kind. In Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein two characters exemplify this need Dr. Victor Frankenstein and The Creature. They are in search of the same thing companionship, and they go to great lengths to try to achieve it from the traditional to scientific discoveries. The classic theme of perversion of family is a major component in Frankenstein....   [tags: Sociology, Human Companionship]

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Frankenstein: Understanding of Relationships

- ... Felix darted forward, and with supernatural force tore me from his father, to whose knees I clung: in a transport of fury, he dashed me to the ground, and struck me violently with a stick.”(Shelley 110) It is through interactions like this which turns the creature from admiration towards the male gender to one of loathing, and a need to show violence towards them as they have to him. When it comes to the female gender the creature is often seen as very serene, and they often bring a sense of happiness and tranquility to the story he tells Victor, even at its darkest parts, such as when he has just murdered William and finds his locket around his neck “"As I fixed my eyes on the child, I...   [tags: Mary Shelley's novel analysis]

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John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

- Man needs companionship and has difficulty maintaining it because no humans think the exact same or have the exact same beliefs. To maintain a companion you must have things in common, you must be able to disagree with a sort of respectful understanding, and finally you must care legitimately about that person. These three requirements to preserve a companionship are at times arduous to keep true. Some people do not have the time, concern, or the ability to sustain a veritable friendship with a companion or companions....   [tags: companionship]

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Negative Aspects of Online Dating

- Negative Aspects of Online Dating With technology advances steadily in today’s society, individuals steadily advance too. One of these aspects includes dating. Individuals in today’s society hope to find companionship through online dating websites so that someday some online daters might be able to find a companion. With websites like eHarmony, Match, Christian Mingle, OkCupid, Black People Meet, and JDate, finding the one seems to be easier and more convenient than ever. Most of these websites even display statistics showing that one out of five relationships start online....   [tags: new age relationship searching]

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What´s a Peer-to-peer Network?

- Introduction: Peer-to-peer (P2P) is a substitute network design to the conventional client-server architecture. P2P networks utilize a decentralised model in which each system, act as a peer, and serve as a client with its own layer of server functionality. A companion plays the role of a client and a server in the meantime. That is, the node can send calls to other nodes, and at the same time respond to approaching calls from other companions in the system. It is different from the traditional client-server model where a client can just send requests to a server and then wait for the server’s response....   [tags: re-association, napster, client-server]

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Reference Tool Evaluation

- Reviews allow librarians to evaluate the quality of the potential items that are being considered for purchase (Ross and Dewdney 246). They help make decisions about the suitability of a particular item for a collection and in choosing one item over other similar items (Bopp and Smith 317). The manner in which reviews from Choice and the American Reference Book Annual evaluate the Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature will be critiqued and compared. The Choice review reveals the intended purpose and audience of this reference work is as a resource for students and readers....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Why Frankenstein's Creature Is The Most Sympathetic Character

- When Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein is analyzed, critics comes to a conclusion about Victor Frankenstein's creation. The creature invokes the most sympathy from the readers than any other character in the novel. Because he is abandoned by society which manipulates the creature to do evil things despite his good heart. Therefore Shelley's message throughout the novel is that a person is not born evil, they are made evil. When he first awakens with a smile towards his creator, the creature is abandoned and learns by himself about how the world works....   [tags: literature, Shelley]

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Ben Johnson's Life and Accomplishments

- When you think of British poets you quickly think of William Shakespeare. But, did you know that Shakespeare was not the only famous and successful play writer during his time. In fact, there were hundreds of famous British writers we do not hear about. One of Williams Shakespeare biggest competors was the successful Ben Jonson. Jonson was one of the most extravagant poetic that ever lived. He was known for his humorous plays, poems, and literary critics ( Ben Jonson was born June 11, 1572 in London, England (   [tags: british poets, ben johndon, british poems]

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Lovers' Quarrels in Love, 20 cents the First Quarter Mile

- Lovers' Quarrels in Love, 20 cents the First Quarter Mile Kenneth Fearing's poem "Love, 20 cents the First Quarter Mile," expresses the wide range of emotions experienced in an argument. The poem depicts the all too familiar situation of a lover's quarrel in which the persona, whom we can assume is male, struggles to resolve an argument during a taxi ride. During his attempts to resolve the quarrel, the persona experiences a variety of emotions ranging from apologetic to accusatory to sarcastic to romantic....   [tags: Love 20 cents the First Quarter Mile]

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Early Dog Portraits

- Throughout history portraits of dogs were showing up. People were beginning to see how dogs affected everyday living by showing it in their artwork. I love dogs which is why I chose to do a paper on them. Dogs are loyal, friendly, and good companions when you need them. They are furry friends you can trudge through the snow with you when your friends are sick. They are hamburger snatchers that leave you the bun while they walk off with the meat. They can be your alarm system letting you know someone’s on the property that’s not supposed to be there....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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Analysis of the Television Shoe Doctor Who

- Doctor Who is a Science-fiction drama television show in the United Kingdom and is broadcasted by BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). The show was created by Sydney Newman who was a Canadian film and television producer who brought doctor who to the United Kingdom on November 23 1963. Newman was known as the man to set the foundation for the show giving the idea about the “Blue Box” being bigger on the inside then the outside and also for naming the show and “The Doctor” himself. Now when I say “The Doctor” of course I am referring to the hero of the show which in the case of the beginning it would be William Hartnell but it wasn’t just the doctor and his lonely self he is almost always...   [tags: hero, doctor, adventures, space]

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It's Not That Serious

- In today’s society, people can spend over half their lifetime engaged in relationships with one another. As humans, we are biologically drown towards each other and ultimately strive for an everlasting bond and commitment in marriage. When growing from an adolescent into adulthood, there are certain terms which no longer are suitable to refer to the opposing figure in a relationship. An adult male should not address his female counterpart by the term girl but of a title of maturity and sophistication....   [tags: Relationships]

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Reasons and Treatments for Premature Ejaculation

- Premature Ejaculation, or PE, also called early ejaculation, or rapid climax, is one of the most typical and uncomfortable problem with guies. As the name suggests, a guy affected by premature ejaculation finishes very early or easily, frequently within one minute approximately of sexual activity. Unlike the conventional ejaculatory latency of men which ranges around 4 to 8 minutes, some one suffering from premature ejaculation may ordinarily climax within one minute or less after sexual intercourse....   [tags: sex, unsatisfied, anxiety]

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The Significance of Hal from Henry IV Part 1

- Henry IV Part 1 – The significance of Hal The significance of Hal is interesting because Hal’s attitude at the opening of the play is of a young idle man. His father, Henry, wants him to be his true successor to the throne so it worrying that he behaves otherwise. Throughout the play Hal’s development is significant to me as he begins to mature into a young prince. Overall I think there are three characters that influence Hal, in both positive and negative factors. The three characters are his father – King Henry, his companion - Sir John Falstaff and his rival – Hotspur....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Ibn Battuta's 1331 Journey to West Africa

- Ibn Battuta’s 1331 journey to West Africa provides a contrast of two worlds: Battuta’s pre-modern Islamic culture conflicting with African societies’ interpretation of Muslim beliefs and tribal traditions. He is especially critical of the various roles of women he observes—thus, allowing us insight into his own judgments formed by his culture and society. A brief summary of his life is paramount in the understanding of Battuta’s impressions and reactions to West African society. Abu Abdallah ibn Battuta was born in Morocco in 1304....   [tags: Gender Roles, Mecca, Islamic Society]

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Gilgamesh and Enkidu: The Manifestation of Death's Inevitability through Companionship

- As Gilgamesh attempts to establish personal significance, he finds himself lacking the understanding of how his own existence is situated between the psychosocial fabric of humanity. This is, of course, the nature of his disposition: his physical composition is figurative of his own enmeshment. Until his exposure to Enkidu, Gilgamesh projects the confused perspective and personal significance, of his compositionally disproportionate man/God-liness. Gilgamesh is trying to figure himself out by taking on the world around him....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Choosing the Best Dog Breed for Your Family

- For millions of years dogs have remained a constant companion of man. Bred from the aggressive and formidable Gray Wolf tens of thousands of years ago the domestic dog now lives in many homes across the world. Where in the far distant past the domestic dog was bred as a guard animal, a beast of burden, and even a food source the dogs of today are bred for a far more endearing purpose-companionship and love. Finding a pet dog that is more of a joy than a chore is necessary when asking: How much is that puppy in the window....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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The Lamb and The Tyger by William Blake

- William Blake, a unique poet of the literary canon, is one of the most critiqued poets of all time. Having a rather unique stylistic approach to topics, especially religion, Blake seems to contradict himself in his own writing and, therefore, sparks questions in the readers’ minds on specific subjects. Two of his poems in particular have been widely critiqued and viewed in various lights. “The Tyger,” written in 1774, and “The Lamb,” written five years later in 1789, are considered companion poems due to their similar humanistic topic and stark differences of each other....   [tags: unorganized innocence, church]

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A Critical Analysis of Margaret Atwood's Writing Style

- ... However winning these awards was not an easy task. She has a unique vision within her poems that ties in greatly with her childhood and parents. Margaret Atwood developed a complex view of the world, from which she developed her poetic vision. Growing up in Canada Margaret Atwood has developed some very nationalist Canadian views (A Critical Companion by Natalie Cooke, pg.9) But, that is not the only thing that she developed growing up in the wilderness of Ontario. Because her dad was an ecologist she spent many summers within the wilderness of Ontario (A Critical Companion by Natalie Cooke, pg.3)....   [tags: poems, nature, childhood]

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Why Adopt a Shelter or Rescue Dog

- Once the decision has been made to adopt a homeless animal from a shelter, one must consider what animal is suitable for their lifestyle. Dogs are remarkable creatures that come in all shapes and sizes and have been man’s best friend for over 30,000 years (Stanglin, 2012). Adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue awards many benefits. Shelter and rescue groups offer an array of dogs that vary in size, color, and age; thus, allowing one to adopt a seemly companion. Despite the efforts of animal shelters and rescue groups, “5 million to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized” (“Pet Statistics,”)....   [tags: Animals]

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The Origin of Man's Best Friend

- For nearly 32,000 man has had a best friend in the canine. Dogs, once wild animals that would kill anything that moves, are now a common place in house holds around the world. Nowadays dogs are taken for granted, and after living with a companion for over 30,000 years its not surprising to take that companion for granted. But when did man get his best friend, and why. Was it simply that some guy at some point in time needed a heavy object dragged, and didn't want to do it himself. Perhaps some one wanted a companion....   [tags: dogs, canine, domestication]

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The Proto-Indo European Dragon Slaying Myth

- A common formula for the dragon-slaying myth is present among the descendants of the Proto-Indo European language. This formula first consists of a single male protagonist, typically of higher social status, that is almost always described as a “dragon slayer”, with a special weapon and a companion (Watkins 302, How to Kill a Dragon), and is specific in wording, by virtue of being spread via oral tradition (303). Secondly, in the myth, the dragon, usually many-headed, is described as either causing some great conflict or hoarding something of great value, in many cases both....   [tags: Dobrynya Nikitich, Rig Veda, ]

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Is Eating Dog Inmoral or Not?

- In Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Let Them Eat Dog”, he discusses a controversial, yet debatable topic. The topic concerns the eating of dogs, and whether or not it is moral and right. This is an issue that has two sides to consider; it is either completely right or completely wrong, there is no in-between. The argument to eat dog is presented with the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. Foer has a number of important arguments why eating dogs is moral and unmoral, in the end he leaves it to the judgment of the reader as to which side they come down on....   [tags: dining on man's best friend, ]

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Factors That Contributes to Animal Cruelty

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

- Frankenstein by: Mary Shelley Genre- Gothic Science Fiction, Romance, Horror Summary- At the beginning, Robert Walton, the captain of a ship heading to the North Pole, sends a series of letters back to his sister, Margaret, in England. He mentions the experience of his voyage, and how he soon become lonely and in need of a companion. To his luck, Walton takes a man traveling on the ice by dog sled on his ship, and discovers he is ill. As he is caring and tending to his needs in hopes of him getting well again, the passenger, Victor Frankenstein, tells him all about his life, and how he ended up there....   [tags: gothic science fiction genre]

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Benefits of Pets

- Pets can be very both physically and emotionally beneficial to their owners. Living with and caring for them can also be a great experience and very entertaining. Even browsing YouTube, thousands of pet owners record their little friend's amusing tricks and humorous incidents to share with the world. Although these videos or pictures can encourage your desire for a similar companion, many details to keeping an animal of that sort may not be evident. There is a huge variety of species available, from tarantulas to munchkin cats, with many ways to obtain them, but not everyone can handle a giant arachnid or endure changing kitty litter....   [tags: Pets]

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The Nord's Journey

- On the planet of Nirn, on the continent of Skyrim, during the tumultuous and bloody war between the Empire and the Stormcloaks, Edgar Van Nord goes to accept the bounty for Skjor, a Companion turned murderer, from Balgruff the Greater, the Jarl of Whiterun. As Van Nord walks up the stairwell towards the throne of the Jarl, the housecarl Irileth bars his way. “Who are you, and what do you want?” The Dark Elf stares at Van Nord, taking in the blond hair tied into a singular braid, the sea green eye opposite a scarred and milky white one, and the imposing fisque covered in ebony armor....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Finding the Perfect Pet

- "What's wrong with Charlie?" Claire asked as she held out her tiny hands with a motionless gold fish in her palm. "I was just playing with Charlie yesterday, but today he won't play." Claire's parents failed to realize that when their child begged them to buy her a pet, that she knew nothing of how to take care of a simple gold fish. She didn't understand that fish are not pets to be held or caressed like you would a kitten. This situation occurs more often than most people think. Whether it is a result of an impulsive purchase, emotion, or even a stray animal that you came across, many people do not take into consideration what owning a pet may entail....   [tags: Process Essay]

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Frankenstein vs His Creature in Mary Shelley's Novel

- Frankenstein versus his Creature in Mary Shelley's Novel In the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the Creature's only need is for a female companion, which he asks Victor Frankenstein his maker to create. Shelley shows the argument between the creature and Frankenstein. The creature says: "I demand a creature of another sex, but as hideous as myself…" (Shelley 139). Shelley shows what the creature wants from Frankenstein and what his needs are. Shelley gives us an idea of the sympathy that Frankenstein might feel for the creature even though he neglects him....   [tags: Frankenstein Essays]

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The Original Pilot for Classical Doctor Who Analysis

- Originating in 1963, Doctor Who has become a staple of British society. From the sole BBC watcher, who only consumes the visual canon to the avid reader of the novelizations, to the disgruntled civilian tired of seeing the Doctor’s face everywhere, one would be hard pressed to find a British citizen unassociated with the cultural phenomenon that is Doctor Who. With an audience base ranging from adults in their 30-50’s, who grew up with the Doctor on their small screens to young children discovering the Doctor for the first time in present day, the presence of the Doctor can be felt everywhere....   [tags: interracial relationship,doctor who,british ]

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How Dogs Are More Loyal Than Humans

- Dogs are wonderful creatures. They are loyal, dependable companions if given the opportunity. In recent years I have come to the opinion that we could learn something from these animals. We should also take a look at the manner in which they are being treated. Abandonment, irresponsible breeding, and neglect are only some of the ways that humans are failing the canine species. A few years ago my husband Ryan and I decided to get a dog. For several weeks we made trips to the Regina Humane Society, waiting to find the perfect dog for us....   [tags: Pets]

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Animal Overpopulation

- There can be no doubt that shelters in the United States are overcrowded, feral cats roam our city streets, thousands of dogs live in grotesque conditions in puppy mills across the country, and yet most American citizens when polled will readily declare that their cat or dog is like ‘a member of the family’. The state of companion animals in this country is precarious at best; caught between scientists who subscribe to Descartes’s idea of ‘anima ex machina’ (unfeeling, a living example of biological processes without the status of ‘being’) and the more common phenomenon of people who pamper their pets in ways that most people would envy....   [tags: Animal Rights ]

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Inspiring for over 12,000 years

- On a cold summer night, a six-year-old girl and her parents were involved in a car crash on their way home from a movie. While the young girls parents were not hurt badly, just a few cuts and bruises, the little girl suffered the most. She was diagnosed with paralysis from the waist down and told that she would be stuck in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. However, what the doctor failed to mention was therapeutic riding. The little girls parents found a facility that offered therapeutic riding with the use of equine for people with physical and mental disabilities....   [tags: Rehabilitation, Lee, Animals]

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Another look at Robert E. Kelley’s “In Praise of Followers”

- It seems self-evident that one cannot be a leader unless he or she has followers; put differently, one cannot hold a leadership role unless others are prepared to hold followership roles. These roles are more or less symbiotic - done effectively, each role can support and benefit the other. Nevertheless, the term “follower” has acquired a negative connotation, and leadership is generally considered to be the pinnacle to which we should all strive in our working lives, if not our personal lives as well....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Monsters within a Young Girl’s Mind: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

- ... He felt that if any owed him this, it that Victor Frankenstein his creator. He vowed to himself that if Frankenstein would not make him a female companion he would make him suffer the same as he had from the day life was animated and he was first abandoned by Victor. He alienated and isolated himself because of feared human-kinds reaction to his hideous stature and knew not of how to address them. When he had gained the courage to confront his fear he was beaten once again causing him to become hateful to human-kind....   [tags: modern prometheus, isolation, nightmare]

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Sept by Step Instruction in Designing a Wide Area Network

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444 Liquors: Communication through Wen Page and News Advertisement

- ... One of his wittiest employee would remember the inventory sold to the customers from there knows what to order from salesmen without checking any stock. The second part of the story was this same employee would steal liquor by hiding it in the trash and sneaking it out of the store. The purpose of this story was to show how much the employee paid attention to inventory being sold and more importantly the owner watches everything in the story. Being the finest employee does not mean you cannot get caught and fired....   [tags: organization and business anlaysis]

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Man Vs Nature in Yann Martel's Life of Pi

- ... Out of fear and pain, Richard Parker temporarily behaves and becomes less of a threat for the time being. What Pi fails to recognize is that the affect he has on Richard Parker is only situational. He believes that after practicing this routine a few times the “use of the whistle should be sparing” (Martel 205). Pi feels accomplished after seeing his desired results carried out from the tiger. His first initial thought is that he has somehow made a breakthrough with Richard Parker and can now better connect with him and form a mutual relationship....   [tags: misconceptions, animals, tamed, bond]

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Analysis of Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

- Candy’s physical appearance is used by Steinbeck as an insight into his character. On page 19-20, Candy is described as “a tall, stoop-shouldered old man”, which shows us that he used to be have power and respect as well as being a good worker however now he is ‘stoop-shouldered’ showing that he’s lost that everything including his dignity and confidence meaning he is now insecure. “He carried a big push-broom” indicate he is insecure about how others see him and he wants to look useful since he could be ‘canned’ at any time....   [tags: sympathy, candy, chapters 1, 2 and 3]

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Comparing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to John Milton's Paradise Lost

- In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein and his creation are both symbolically comparable to that of God, Adam and Satan as characterized in John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost. In Frankenstein, Victor is the one who wants to be the first man to be able to give life. Even though Victor is successful in his creation, just as God is in Paradise Lost, he is a self-absorbed man who takes it upon himself to discover the truths of morality and to obtain more knowledge. Victor’s creation, the monster, is symbolic to both Adam and to Satan in Milton's epic poem....   [tags: creation, god, satan]

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A Study on Testing of Service Oriented Architecture

- Abstract Services are combined and then controlled through an orchestration engine for achieving a business process. These services can be internal to the organization or COTS, which raises the question of authenticating the quality of the services. The problem currently being faced by the SOA developers is the lack of a system that guarantees a third-party service. A service provider may provide claims about a service but those claims need to be validated. Even the service provider might not have an idea that his service has degraded over time due to increase in traffic, data or some other elements....   [tags: Information Technology]

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Of Mice and Men: The Impact of Loneliness

- “Tell me- like you done before.” “Tell you what?” “About the rabbits.” Of Mice and Men, PG. 13 Steinbeck’s book, Of Mice and Men, conveys loneliness in his story through the characters and setting. This is how he used Lennie, Candy, and Curley’s wife present prime examples of loneliness throughout the story by the events that happen to them in the story. Lennie is a large and hardworking man, but with a strong mental cripple that causes him to forget things and speak improperly. This always gets him in trouble with George, other characters, or even the law....   [tags: characters, setting, events, story]

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Comparison Between The Film And The Book Frankenstein

- Frankenstein is a fictional story written by Mary Shelly. It was later adapted into a movie version directed by James Whales. There are more differences than similarities between the book and the movie. This is because, the movie is mainly based on the 1920’s play, other than the original Mary Shelly’s book Frankenstein. A text has to be altered in one way or the other while making a movie due to a number of obvious factors. A lot of details from the book were missing in the movie, but the changes made by Whales were effective as they made the movie interesting, and successful....   [tags: adaptations, monster, human]

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Pandora and Eve are the First Women

- In the story of Adam and Eve, the book of Genesis in the Bible states that Eve was the first woman and was created by God to be a partner for Adam. Eve was formed from Adam’s rib. Both Eve and Adam were created in God's image and God put Eve and Adam in a haven called the Garden of Eden. In this vast garden was the tree of the knowledge; a tree filled with all things good and evil. God tells them to eat from anywhere but the tree of knowledge. However, Eve was soon tempted by Satan, disguised as a snake, to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge....   [tags: evil, temptation, curiousity]

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The Core of a Man’s Grief

- Anton Chekhov “Misery” focuses on the misery of a man, Iona. Chekhov uses dialogue and events to displays Iona’s loneliness, delusion, and grief displacement, to define his different forms of misery. Iona Potapov, the character of “Misery,” is a cab driver in St. Petersburg whose only son has died the week before. Iona’s loss of his son is not the root of his pain, it’s the fact that he can’t properly grieve. Iona’s misery comes from him trying to hide his pain, by detaching himself from reality....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Human relationships and revenge in Frankenstein

- Human Relationships and Revenge in Frankenstein In Frankenstein, Shelley uses the creature, who Victor Frankenstein creates, to illustrate many themes. Some of the main themes are human relationships and revenge. Shelley shows human relationships between the creature and Victor and the creature and society. The creature seeks revenge on Victor for creating him to be so unwanted and for not creating him a companion. In Frankenstein, Shelley uses the themes of human relationships and revenge to illustrate the need to be loved by someone....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Mary Shelley]

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The Old Man and the Sea

- “Thank you. You make me happy. I hope no fish will come along so great that he will prove us wrong (Hemingway 23),” slurred Santiago as he exchanged words with his trusty companion Manolin in the beginning of Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea. As these words left his mouth, Santiago did not realize the treacherous road on which he was about to stumble upon. However, as Santiago was totted away from his homeland by a hefty marlin, he was able to adapt to the changes that the voyage threw at him....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Hemingway]

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Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- There is nothing but black all around the forest. Only the stars shine bright as the dark trees and path calls forth the treacherous Indians and shadows of the night. Bushes close behind as mysterious sounds race underfoot. There is even a smidge of black in the good man’s heart, whose owner is walking through the sea of dark with an equally, if not more, serpent-like staff carrying dark companion. This respectable man is Young Goodman Brown, as portrayed in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Young Goodman Brown”....   [tags: A Summary]

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Single-Parent Families Put Children at Risk

- Children being born out of wedlock have been increasing each year, making parents struggle with being a single parent. There are many effects having children outside of marriage and becoming a single-parent family. These effects include the relationships between family members, dating, and financial struggles. “Increasing numbers of children are being bom to unmarried parents, with nonmarital childbearing in 2005 representing 36.8 percent of U.S. births, or more than 1.5 million births, an increase of 12 percent over 2002 (Hohmann-Marriott).” Being a single parent is very stressful and is a huge impact in a person’s life....   [tags: social issues, out of wedlock]

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Romantic Themes in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

- Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, follows the conquest of Victor Frankenstein, as he brings the dead to life, and then portrays his guilt and shame for creating such a thing. The monster seeks revenge on his creator’s family when he grasps that he will never be accepted by mankind. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a gothic novel that utilizes several different romantic themes, such as individualism and alienation, glorification of the ordinary, and the supernatural. Firstly, individualism is something that follows Victor throughout his entire life regarding his childhood and his family, scientific work, and society....   [tags: victor, isolation, individualism, alienation]

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Discussion of God's Ultimate Creation: Man

- When God created heaven and earth, he wanted to also create those that would be a reflection to his image. He wanted to create more and something that could be good to what he created in the beginning. Earth was created by him and with doing that, he thought to create humankind that could be good to the earth and be superior to everything around them. In Genesis 1:26-27, God talked about how he created humankind within his image so that they would be like God. In Genesis 2:18, the Bible speaks about God’s creation of woman....   [tags: God, the bible, genesis, mankind]

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Incorrect Judgment: Of Mice and Men

- In today’s society people are constantly judged, and a lot of the time this judgment is completely wrong. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife is called a flirt and a “tart” (Steinbeck 28), but she is more than that. She is lonely and just wants someone to talk to, but that gets portrayed as something it is not. Curley’s wife is a woman who has been misjudged by everyone on the ranch. Through misunderstandings she is given a bad reputation, but this perception of her is completely wrong....   [tags: John Steinbeck novel analysis]

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Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

- Carmilla Reading Response Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu is a tale about two young women from different walks of life. One of the two young ladies named Laura, plays the role of the narrator and the victim. She begins her story by describing her life and why she was so easily influenced by the antagonist, Carmilla. Laura lives with her father an English widower, retired from the Austrian Service. Laura also makes mention of the other residents in her home, her gouvernantes, who took care of her after the death of her mother....   [tags: reading response and tale review]

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