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The Effectiveness Of Companionship On Behavior

- The effectiveness of Companionship on Behavior Companionship is a feeling of fellowship or friendship, which is composed of love, equity, self – disclosure, and above all positive support. It directly correlates with the way humans act, but this relationship can only be based on one of two things, either human’s need for survival or what they have learned over the generations. Without the action of having relationships, the way people behave would be the changed drastically. This is where “Nature versus Nurture” comes into play....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, Human, Love]

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The Importance Of Companionship By Mark Twain

- “To get the full value of joy must have someone to divide it with.”- Mark Twain. Companionship is a commodity every individual needs in their lives in order to function well. Everyone knows how it feels to be lonely, it’s terrible being isolated, it can harm someone mentally and physically. In Naples Florida, there are 55 plus retirement communities overflowing with lonely elderly people locked up inside. It is not a healthy environment, it has a death row like vibe to it. Adults above the age of 55 are about 40% of the population of Naples according to the 2015 census....   [tags: Old age, Gerontology, Ageing, Retirement]

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Biological Necessities Is Love And Companionship

- One of a human being’s basic necessities is love and companionship, and this need begins in infancy. In order to explore the importance of early bonding, Harry Harlow created surrogate mothers for rhesus babies. Shortly after their birth, the rhesus babies were taken from their mothers and placed in individual cages. Initially, the cages were lined with soft gauze diapers, and Harlow realized that the rhesus babies grew attached to the diapers. In order to explore this finding, Harlow realized that if the babies were placed in cages without the diapers, they would die....   [tags: Attachment theory, Psychology, Mother, Infant]

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Individual Growth Influenced by Companionship

- Individual development and companionship are important characteristics of being a human being. Barbara Kingsolver’s novel, The Bean Trees, explores the concept of character development through the influence of companionship between the main characters. The main character of the novel, Taylor Greer, despised the thoughts of forcefully being tied down to any place (especially to her hometown in Kentucky), and becoming a mother (Kingsolver). Taylor “intended to drive out of Pittman County and never look back” (Kingsolver 14)....   [tags: relationships, development, molestation]

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Companionship in Sula

- Companionship in Sula Humans need to be with other humans. They need the companionship and they need to know that other people care. Most of the time, this companionship that humans seek with each other will evolve into friendship. At other times, the companionships will evolve into love. Differentiating between friendship and love is difficult because there are no clear cut boundaries on either side. What one person might feel as love, the other might distinguish as friendship or vice versa....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Feline Companionship in Cat in the Rain

- Feline Companionship in Cat in the Rain I chose to write about Hemingway's "Cat in the Rain" in part because it is one of the few of his stories I have read which has an "ending." There is a specific event at the end of the story which wraps up the story's events and gives the reader a sense of finality not found in most of Hemingway's short works. Written in his characteristic sparse style, "Cat in the Rain" is seemingly simple in plot and character, but a careful reading reveals deeper meaning behind its elements....   [tags: Cat in the Rain Essays]

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Desire for Companionship in John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men"

- Imagine being discriminated against because of your ethnicity; or being the only woman on a ranch, stuck in a loveless marriage, when all you really want is someone to talk to. What about having to kill that friend, and bury all chances of breaking free from the life of the average migrant worker. How would you feel. These scenarios in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men illustrate the need and desire for companionship in life. There's Crooks, the negro stable buck; Curley's wife, whose marriage to Curley hasn't exactly been lively; and George and Lennie, whose friendship is strong enough to get them to a better life and out of the negetive cycle that the average migrant worker became trapped...   [tags: John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men]

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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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The Importance of Companionship in The Secret Garden by France Hodgson Burnett

- ... When she gets there she finds out about a secret garden from a servant. The Secret Garden was locked up by her uncle after his wife died because it was her garden. The key was hidden somewhere in the ground outside. She became interested by it and wanted to find it. Mary becomes happier too and didn’t seem as ugly to people. She becomes nicer and a lot of it had to do with an old man who is a gardener and his name is Ben Weatherstaff. He becomes one of her first friends she had ever had. One day she heard cries coming from one of the many rooms in the house....   [tags: classic, lonely, hidden, ]

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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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Isolation after Companionship - Original Writing

- Isolation after Companionship - Original Writing 13 year old boy, 1 year later A young boy lies face up in the hot sand under the scorching heat of the sun. He breathes alone on the deserted, tropical island. Palm trees covered the central area of the island. The Pacific Ocean covered all sides. The boy wears his torn filthy shirt and shorts as he stares into the sky. He has greasy hair and an oily body from lack of cleanliness. In his right hand he clutches to a pocket knife....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Importance Of Companionship With God Is The Only Friendship That Can Truly Free Individual

- The many companions Teresa of Avila had over her lifetime is something to be viewed as a double edged sword. In The Life of St. Teresa, she herself reveals the inner workings of these friendships and how external influence threatened to interfere the freedom that her connection with God brought her. She contemplates the path she has traveled, wrought with companionship both toward fellow man and God. As she contemplates she grapples with themes of divine fate, free will, and positive and negative influences experienced over a lifetime....   [tags: Love, Friendship, Interpersonal relationship, God]

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Malicious Behavior in Mary Shelley´s Frankenstein

- Frankenstein and His Terrible Choices Emotion is a sharp double-sided blade. It has the ability to do either good or harm. Humans have been known to start wars because of spite or anger. They can also be very delicate and fragile emotionally. Therefore, in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the lack of companionship and love can lead to malicious behavior. All people need love or support in order to thrive. In the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the creature that Frankenstein creates is extremely lonely and states: If any being felt emotions of benevolence towards me, I should return them a hundredfold; for that one creature’s sake I would make peace with the whole kind......   [tags: Emotion, Companionship, ]

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Companionship, Comfort, Reliability, All Things A Brother Or Sister Can Offer

- Companionship, comfort, reliability, all things a brother or sister can offer. As a young girl I constantly pestered my parents for a sibling. I yearned for a partner in crime, a best friend that wasn 't just there on the occasional Saturday night. Having a sibling was in my eyes, an even better present than the new Polly Pockets I had been obsessing with. The grass is always greener on the other side as they say. When my wish was granted in an unorthodox way I realized the grass may appear greener on the other side, but appearances can indeed be deceiving....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Suffering, Parent]

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Loneliness in Of Mice of Men by John Stienbeck

- ... Curley ’s wife has a very depressing existence all together. She has spent her whole life trying to find attention, but always seems to be stereotyped and ignored. Since she is the only woman on the ranch, she has trouble finding friends and because of this she seeks out people who are smaller and weaker to make herself feel better. When she barges in on Lennie, Crooks, and Candy in Chapter Four, she scornfully says that they "left all the weak ones here" (92). Here shes commenting on the mens weaknesses when the only reason she is there is because she is lonley and looking for attention....   [tags: companionship, searching, characters]

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Thematic Elements of One is One and All Alone by Nicholas Fisk and Possible Teaching Activities

- ... The main idea of selecting this theme of friendship and companionship is to highlight to the students that it is important to have friends that they can do the things that they enjoy together instead of being isolated and lonely. In fact, in the text itself, Trish was becoming lonely as she was the only child on a spaceship where her parents were too busy to spend time with her. She longs for companionship and friendship. In the end, she decided to ask the VoicePrinter (VP) to create a clone of herself to be her friend....   [tags: companionship, growth, lesson]

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Loneliness Felt in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and Eleanor Rigby by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

- ... Because she is so lonely she goes to the other men in the bunkhouse for company. When all of the men refuse to spend time with her because of the reaction Curley has on this, she goes to the one person on the ranch that she knows will talk to her, the mentally retarded man, Lennie. While talking to him she asks him to feel her hair, which he does and this leads to her death by breaking her neck. If it wasn't for Curley's Wife's loneliness, she would have never gone to Lennie for company and she wouldn't have died on that day in that way....   [tags: die, companionship, unity]

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner and The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

- ... Emily Grierson and Louise Mallard both share a common stitch, the approximate time frame in which they lived. Louise and Emily were depicted as strong women in a time period in which society and the surrounding judgmental population, defined them by their superior male companionship. The expected life style of women in that this period was; cooking, cleaning, mingling, taking care of the male and other sexist responsibilities. In some cases these women had servants to help with their female duties in the household....   [tags: women, male companionship, stories]

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Holden Caulfield´s Innocence and Purity in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

- ... This passage from the story tells a lot about Holden, “I couldn't think of anybody to call up. My brother D.B. was in Hollywood. My kid sister Phoebe goes to bed around nine o'clock--so I couldn't call her up. (...) My parents would be the ones. So that was out. Then I thought of giving Jane Gallagher's mother a buzz, and find out when Jane's vacation started, but I didn't feel like it. (...) Then I thought of calling this girl I used to go around with quite frequently, Sally Hayes, because I knew her Christmas vacation had started already--she'd written me this long, phony letter, inviting me over to help her trim the Christmas tree Christmas Eve and all--but I was afraid her mother'd...   [tags: companionship, judgemental, mature, pleasures]

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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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Selective Breeding of a Laborador Retriever

- ... The Labrador retriever’s original country is Canadian province of Newfoundland, along the East Coast of Canada. The Labrador retriever did not originate from Labrador. The Male Labrador Retriever has reached maximum height of 24.5 inches while as female Labrador Retrievers has reached maximum height of 23.5 inches. Its weight ranges from 30 to 36 kg. Its color may be black, yellow or chocolate and has a short, straight and dense coat. The coat is easily cared for with once a week grooming....   [tags: character, paws, companionship]

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Emily Dickinson and Walt Witman Clash

- ... Jobs for people who really don't have the best things, or make the most money. Here Whitman speaks on expanding the horizon for society, giving everyone the same power, and equal voice. Not just the wealthy or more significant figures of society. Emily also writes on this idea in her poem “Success is Counted Sweetest”. It is in this poem she says, “Success is counted sweetest By those who ne'er succeed” (Dickinson, line 1). Here Dickinson is echoing the idea of having individualism in society....   [tags: inspiration, poetry, companionship]

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Selfless Plan Geared Towards Grandmother

- My plan to do a selfless act aims at my grandmother because even though I show her love by doing selfless acts, I do the least of them for her. She took care of me when I was a baby and we would do everything together. Things like grocery shopping, playing card games, and going to the park, but know I have gotten older and don’t have as much time to spend with her. I think we both miss having each other’s company. I have been watching what she does and I have noticed that she works all day in my house cooking, cleaning, and taking care of me....   [tags: Service, Companionship]

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Influence of Relatives in Not Without Laughter by Langston Hugues

- Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes is a novel about an African-American boy’s coming of age during the early 20th century. The narrative takes us through the childhood and adolescent years of the quiet and intelligent Sandy Rogers. Just as any other child, Sandy is greatly influenced by the people he meets, the places he goes to, and his experiences in different situations as a black child who is looked down upon in a dominantly white hegemony. Though all the people we meet in life affect us in some way, it is a common fact that those who are closest to us, our constant companions, are the driving forces that shape how we turn out to be as adults....   [tags: Family, Companionship, Growing up]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Death Of The Sparks '

- Death. The loss of someone can weaken us from despair or strengthen us from the legacy left behind them. The savage murder of clutter family members created vigilance in the inhabitants of Holcomb and strengthened security. However, suspiciousness among neighbors rose, mistrust corrupted long lasting friendships and fear contaminated in the veins of the inhabitants. The murder of the Clutters strengthened Holcomb from vigilance, but weakened the mistrust of their neighbors. Despite handling the death of the Clutters in different manners, determination of finding the murderer and staying attentive averted Holcomb from chaos.Likewise, the Sparks siblings from the novel, Three Weeks with My Bro...   [tags: Sibling, Family, American television actors]

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Personal Statement : Proper Time Management

- Companionship Successful marriages are dependent upon spouses sharing time with one another. Every married couple needs to set time aside to exclusively focus upon one another. Consequently, it is important married couples to examine their calendars, know each other’s schedules, and plan to spend time together. Intentional planning is essential to companionship; the busy modern world has a way of filling in nonobligatory time with other important issues. Married couples need to make time for what they value and work around everything else....   [tags: Marriage, Spouse, Family, Wife]

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Aristotle 's Views On Friendship

- Aristotle presents his view of the mutual desire for good in others, or Friendship in his work, The Nicomachean Ethics. He asserts that friendship comes in three types, Virtue Friendship, Use Friendship, and Pleasure Friendship. He distinguishes Virtue Friendship as the perfect friendship, leaving Use Friendship and Pleasure friendship as deficient friendships. C.S. Lewis presents his view of friendship, which is motivated by appreciation love, in his book The Four Loves in a manner seeming to correspond to Aristotle’s concept of Virtue Friendship....   [tags: Love, Friendship, Interpersonal relationship]

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Pride and Prejudice: Marrying Someone due to his or her Financial Status

- The unsuccessful defines the successful. In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen paints the lifestyle of the nineteenth century elite, emphasizing the continual struggle to find financial prosperity and matrimonial success. After witnessing shortcomings in several of these matches, Elizabeth, the headstrong Bennet daughter, unearths the formula for a lasting marriage. Austen includes the unfavorable marriage of Charlotte Lucas and the independence of Mary Bennet to convey companionship as the definition of a happy marriage, tying into modern twenty-first century marriages in order to promote the liberty of the individual within these relationships....   [tags: jane austen, 19th century elite, financial status]

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The, The Wise Man Must Remember That While He Is A Parent Of The Future

- “The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future”- Herbert Spencer. I think this is a great quote from a man that had a considerable influence on the functionalism perspective of family. As new generations emerge different sets of values and perspectives on family are created. The most prime sociological perspective in sufficiently expressing their view on the role of family is functionalist. The Perspective of the Functionalist are summarized within 6 paramount functions....   [tags: Sociology, Social status, Family, Human]

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Analysis Of John Steinbeck 's ' The Dream Shared '

- The novella focuses on the dream shared by George and Lennie, which emphasizes upon their independence of other people other than each other. In this sense, they appear to be much more capable of fulfilling their American Dream than others. The reception to George and Lennie’s kinship further draws attention to the difference between the partners and the rest of the workforce, putting attention upon their desolated lifestyles and the social (or more appropriately, antisocial) lifestyles of the men of the day (Goldhurst 52)....   [tags: Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck, Cain and Abel]

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Powerful Or Helpless : The Ruse Of Choice With Meticulous

- “Powerful or Helpless: The Ruse of Choice with Meticulous Nuance” Poem 303, or “The Soul selects her own Society,” is a strong poem written by Emily Dickinson. Dickinson creates a strong, unmoving voice belonging to “the Soul” who is supposedly choosing her companionships, but there are small nuances that may cause one to read the poem in various ways. The poem may be read with a tone that is godly and/or royal. It may also be read as the Soul having a choice on her companionships or the ruse of having a choice....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Poetic form, Half rhyme]

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The Duality of Man: Connections Between Victor and the Monster in Frankenstein

- The classic gothic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley details the relationship between two significant figures, Victor Frankenstein, and his unnamed monster. The critical relationship between such characters causes many literary critics to compose the idea that they are bound by nature – inadvertently becoming a single central figure (Spark). This provides provoking thoughts on the duality of mankind, revealing the wickedness of human nature. The role of the monster as an alter ego to Victor is an ideal suggestion, as their characteristics in the story consistently change; from predator to prey, depressed to angry, pitiful to cruel, these are all characteristics shared between both characte...   [tags: mary shelley, critical relationship, prometheus]

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Social Media And Its Effects On Society

- Social Media Relationships In the age of technology our young generations have been able to create, and maintain relationships. The media is virtually everywhere, and it affects us in many ways in our daily lives. Facebook, Twitter, and Snap Chat are just a few ways people are able to stay connected in the social media world. Through creating these relationships people have experienced both a positive, and negative effect on younger generations that interact in social media, computer, and video games....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Sociology, Video game]

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A Brief Note On Dementia And Alzheimer 's And Dementia Care

- Mavencare Dementia Care Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms associated with the chronic, or assiduous decline of mental capabilities, caused by brain disease or injury. Typical symptoms of dementia include: memory disturbances; loss of visual perception; personality and behavior changes; communication and language impairment; and confused thinking. Dementia severely impacts an individual’s ability to interact with others, and safely perform their usual daily routines. A. Benefits of Alzheimer 's and Dementia Care Mavencare, a home health care service, has compassionate caregivers who specialize in working with individuals with dementia....   [tags: Dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Psychology, Foot]

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Loneness in the Older Adult Population

- Loneness in the Older Adult Population Introduction There has been a considerable amount of inquiry which has associated loneliness to depression, low self-esteem, and physical illness (Hawley & Cacioppo, 2007; Sorkin, Rook, & Lu, 2002). Loneliness can also be detrimental to health as well as overall well-being later in life due to recent evidence implying that it accelerates physiological deterioration and advancement of chronic diseases in the elderly (Hawkley & Cacioppo, 2007). The main points the article seeks to evaluate is (1) if emotional loneliness and social loneliness in later life is multidimensional; (2) if positive and negative social exchanges are associated with either emot...   [tags: emotional and social loneliness, depression]

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Human Values Versus Technology in Waiting for Godot and Civilization and its Discontents

- Human Values Versus Technology in Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Freud's Civilization and its Discontents One of the most significant and wondrous features of today's society is the progress that has occurred with the passing of years and generations. Never before has humanity witnessed the technological advances that are now transpiring. Such advances encompass almost every facet of life as humanity knows it: from biomedical engineering to the exploration of outer-space. Science has proven to be beneficial to life as well as to the expansion of the mind....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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of mice and men

- Why do we have dreams. We have dreams because that is what we want in life. With out a dream we would have no reason to live. In the book Of Mice And Men there is lennie an george who share a dream of copanionship. Lennie is a large, mentlly handicapped man. Lennie need George because of his handicap. He would be all alone and probably grow up to be ignorant and may hurt other people. For example in the beginning of the book he drinks some water out of a rivver that isn't running. George tell him he shouldn't drink water that isnt running because it may have bacteria in it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Adam And Eve : Literary Paragons Of Human Nature

- Adam and Eve were literary paragons of human nature. The ending of Paradise Lost details the departure of Adam and Eve from Eden. This could be perceived as a commentary regarding the likely-hood that Adam and Eve were the heralds of sin, but we ought to recognize it is not some divine or infernal force that becomes the hero. The mortal creations are the ones who reconcile the chaos that the heavenly forces introduce. Only looking at how Eve is fooled, completely demerits the human ability to adapt and to form complex solutions....   [tags: Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, Paradise Lost]

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The Forest Of Gombe, Without Technology, By Sherry Turkle

- With the advent of scientific and technological era, humans’ lives develop a lot. On one hand, connecting with others through texting has in recent decades become an integral part of people’s daily lives. On the other hand, social robots become people’s companions. These achievements affect relationships between people in the end. At the same time, many people choose face-to-face talking to preserve the traditional value. In the essay “Alone Together”, Sherry Turkle witnesses the way communication changes between people....   [tags: Chimpanzee, Jane Goodall]

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John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

- People crave interaction with others to give life a meaning. The necessity of companionship can be observed in John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men. It is the story of two migrant workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, and their rough experience on a ranch right outside of Soledad, California. George and Lennie travel together and depend on each other, which is unheard of when it comes to migrant workers during the Great Depression. Everyone they come into contact with on the ranch feels a sense of isolation from the other workers as well as from society....   [tags: Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men]

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Sappho 's `` Deathless Aphrodite ``

- Can a simple emotion such as love be regarded as one of the greatest weapons to create or attain power. It’s a renowned fact that human beings are by nature designed to need, crave, and even require love as part of their survival mechanisms. It comes to no surprise that one of the first accounts of antique poetry maintains love and the craving for it as its main theme; thereby, reinforcing the deep importance that it upholds in the lives of many individuals. Sappho’s “Deathless Aphrodite” clearly epitomizes the suffering and bitterness that arises from an unrequited love....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Romance]

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The Journey It Goes By Mary Shelley

- Forced Solitude It is commonly known that humans desire human interaction in order to remain linked to society. Lack of connection to the outside world, or even rejection by a loved one, can cause someone to become depressed and want to isolate themselves from everything. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley creates a character who embodies all of the human reactions to rejection, isolation, and learning. The journey it goes through is difficult and is full of hardships. Being abandoned and lacking companionships affects his life so greatly, and although not technically human, he still possesses human qualities that allow him to feel this disappointment....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Love, Abandonment]

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Of Mice And Men - The Importance Of George

- Even from the very start of John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, the uniqueness of George, as a character, is already noticeable. He is described as “small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp strong features” and has an obvious dominance over the relationship between Lennie and himself. This lets the reader know from a very early stage in the book that George is different, and probably the essential character. George’s character seems to be used by Steinbeck to reflect the major themes of the novel: loneliness, prejudice, the importance of companionship, the danger of devoted companionships, and the harshness of Californian ranch life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Advantages of Keeping pets

- Would you like to live a happy and productive life. Then get pets. I must admit it is hard to believe that domesticated animals can promote mental and physical health, but many studies have shown that they can. People who own pets have been known to lead longer and happier lives than those without them. As we get older, we become less active. The more inactive we become, the higher our risk of death. We therefore need something in our lives to keep us busy so we don’t die prematurely, and a pet is just the thing to do it....   [tags: Pets Animals]

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Promoting Health for the Elderly

- Review of Related Literature and Studies Health and care According to Zaidi (2008), health is an important aspect for an elderly to achieve a good quality of life. The aspect of health does not only covers physical and mental health but it also covers social health. It means that elderlies must live independently and have social interaction. Health describes the wellness of a person in order to perform and participate in many activities. (Zaidi, 2008) On the other hand, according to Novak (2012), health promotion includes concepts of disease prevention and reduced disability....   [tags: care, mental, disease]

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Euphoric And Dysphoric Phases In Marriage

- <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Despite all the fashionable theories of marriage, the narratives and the feminists, the reasons to engage in marriage largely remain the same. True, there have been role reversals and new stereotypes have cropped up. But the biological, physiological and biochemical facts were less amenable to modern criticisms of culture. Men are still men and women are still women in more than one respect....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Friendship in Of Mice and Men and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

- Friendship in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and the essay on Friendship by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. -- (Khalil Gibran) Once I was looking on the internet that what is friends and what is friendship, since I never know what it was or never really read a definition of them....   [tags: Of Mice and Men Essays]

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Bentham 's Choice Of The Life Of Haydn, And That His Choice

- Asking which life is worth leading, and which life holds more value is a complex question. I strongly believe that human life, with all it’s highs, lows, and flaws is the richest and fullest form of life. It is for that reason I will argue that Mill would choose to live the life of Haydn, and that his choice is better than Bentham’s. Before I discuss Mill’s choice, and explain why it is the better choice, let us discuss Bentham’s choice. Bentham was a quantitative hedonistic utilitarian. Simply put, it means he seeks pleasure and believes the right choice is the choice that amounts to the most pleasure....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Pleasure, Hedonism, Life]

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How Social Media Affects Our Interaction With Others

- Evolving technologies have both improved our quality of life and have made our lives easier. Innovations have allowed us to find a machine to solve every one of our problems. The current rate of technological development has allowed us to integrate many devices into our everyday lifestyle. However, there is a price that comes with the use of new technology. Instead of using social media as a mere tool to help us communicate with others, some of us have made this the only way we socialize. A recent study done on users from ages 18 to 34 found that “nearly half check Facebook minutes after waking up” (Marche 9)....   [tags: Innovation, Technology Advancements]

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Analysis Of ' Of Mice And Men '

- The Importances of Companionship #1 In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, companionship plays an important role. It seems like a lot of the characters in the novel need someone that they could talk to, someone that they could listen to or someone that needs to listen to them. Also someone that they could count on in times of needs. Absence of character names is one way we see loneliness in the novel. The Boss is Curley’s father and the owner of the ranch, but nobody ever calls him by his name....   [tags: Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck, Novella]

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Dogs Are Not Only Man 's Best Friend

- Domestic dog has the distinction of being the only known animal to be domesticated by humans prior to the advent of agriculture. In this case dogs are not only man’s best friend in the animal kingdom, but also the oldest of all animals that were domesticated. Though the precise origin of dogs was a mystery in Darwin he drew on them as an example of artificial selection that would be familiar to his readers. Tens of thousands years ago, before the internet and before the Industrial Revolution early humans formed an unlikely partnership with another animal the grey wolf....   [tags: Dog, Gray Wolf, Canidae, Selective breeding]

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Artificial Intelligence Is Not All Ai Is Bad

- Artificial Intelligence has always been a very interesting subject to me from the time I watched any film from the Terminator series (1984-2015) with the evil A.I. known as Skynet. Not all AI is bad as we know from Steven Spielberg 's “A.I.” (2001) and today Artificial Intelligence is far from fiction. I’ve always wondered how close could we get to a world where Artificial Intelligence could become a companion, and in my research I have found that programmers and inventors are already working on a companion to ease the sense of loneliness we all feel from time to time....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Computer]

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Legal Union Between A Man And Woman

- Marriage by definition is a legal union between a man and woman. It was a tool used to unite families and to achieve better economic standing. This is a strong contrast to the reasons that people get married in today’s society. Over time cultures and social norms have evolved to be more open and accepting of non-traditional lifestyle choices that people make when it comes to relationships and family. This evolution of change can be seen in the ways that we meet potential partners, date, establish long-term relationships, and create new families....   [tags: Marriage, Courtship, Interpersonal relationship]

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The Connection between Civilization and Individuals in "Civilization and Its Discontents" by Sigmund Freud

- In Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud writes primarily to examine the relationship between the individual and society. Through Freud's examination of the relationship, a deeper understanding of the complexity of mental life is realized. Freud begins to develop the relationship early in the work by depicting the most primitive realizations of self and the most primitive realizations of the external world. He further develops this relationship through the musing of sexual desire and its connections to love, which he claims, lead to the formation of families and then later groups of humanity that came to comprise civilization as a whole....   [tags: Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud, ]

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Monster and Mobster

- Both Mary Shelley and Graham Greene develop terrifying images of a monster. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley portrays a grotesque, deformed demon that wreaks havoc on the common populace, and Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock depicts Pinkie, a blood-thirsty teenage mobster. Both are made evil by their horrific past circumstances: while the monster is constructed in a laboratory, Pinkie lives in poverty. Societal prejudices then amplify their evil desires. Despite their similar circumstances, the monster and Pinkie have differing feelings about companionship and express different levels of guilt, attitudes which reveal that the monster is more pitiable than Pinkie....   [tags: Comparative, Literary Analysis, Character Analysis]

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The Life Of Married Life

- From infancy to old age, the expectations and perceptions of human’s experiences undergo a constant metamorphosis. One significant life event is the decision to marry. The question then arises; does a person’s age impact their view of married life. In order to investigate this idea, it would be useful to interview people of varying ages for comparison. Recent interviews with a 21-year college student woman contemplating marriage and a retired married woman facing 40 anniversary revealed that while both couples share a desire for companionship with their spouse, their opinions of a successful marriage greatly differ....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Wife, Husband]

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A Interview With My Mother

- I had the opportunity to have a discussion with two extremely significant women in my life regarding what expectations they had when it came to matrimony. First I had a conversation with my mother-in- law, since she is 74 years old and my in-laws became married in September 1960. I was informed that in the sixties everyone in high school transpired to be engaged and were willing to get married immediately after they graduated high school. Therefore when you were 18-19 years old, tying the knot that young was considered the average age....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Divorce, Love]

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Brotherhood in Sherlock Holmes

- The concept of brotherhood is an underlying one in myriad works of the Victorian era. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle highlights a classic image of brotherhood in his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson, but ultimately identifies its shortcomings through the introduction of women who directly influence Holmes and Watson. Similarly, Matthew Arnold expands on the elusiveness of brotherhood and comments on its impossibility by emphasizing the ubiquity of isolation. Friedrich Engels offers a melding of the two by commenting on the unfeasibility of brotherhood when England is so strictly divided between the poor and the middle and upper classes....   [tags: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]

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The Concept of Marriage

- Marriage is the bonding between people by social union or legal contract. Marriage is when two people have a wedding ceremony to exchange vows before God and their family. People spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on wedding ceremonies for something they have no clue of what they are getting into. Different cultures have their own concept of marriage. I am going to explore the biblical and social concept of marriage. People enter into marriage for different reasons. These reasons may include social, economical, religious, emotional, or for legal reasons....   [tags: Family Psychology ]

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Analysis Of Steppenwolf Disease

- Steppenwolf The disease in Steppenwolf is a disease that, as stated in the book, “….affects not only the weak and the worthless but also the strongest in spirit and the richest in gifts.”. This disease is loneliness. Some would not call this a disease, they would call it a feeling. It, in fact, really is a disease affecting the thoughts, feelings, and actions of a person, and in this case Harry Haller, or the Steppenwolf. This disease, which affects the innermost parts of a person’s soul, has affected Mr....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pet Therapy

- Pet Therapy       A bus carrying several clinical students from the local college pulls up in front of the nursing home. The students begin to unload some boxes which contain puppies and kittens ranging in age from three to six months. Once inside, the students begin to pass the puppies and kittens out to the patients that are waiting expectantly in the recreation room. Some patients are alone, some are in groups, but all are delighted to see the animals arrive. As the animals are being passed out, the patients begin smiling, laughing, and talking to the animals....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Of Mice And Men

- In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck brings out the themes of Lonliness and companionship, and strengths and weaknesses through the actions, and quotations of the characters. Irony and foreshadowing play a large roll on how the story ends. Lennie and his habit of killing things not on purpose, but he is a victim of his own strength. George trying to pretend that his feelings for Lennie mean nothing. The entire novel is repetitive in themes and expressed views. Loneliness and Companionship are one of the many themes that are conveyed in the novel Of Mice and Men, By John Steinbeck....   [tags: essays research papers]

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R. Tolkien 's The Hobbit

- In J.R.R. Tolkien 's novel The Hobbit, male friendship is a major theme that exists throughout the text. Male individuals form special bonds with one another through loyalty and support. Even in the warlike setting through the whole of the novel, characters who otherwise couldn 't be friends find a common ground and are able to form a friendship and become dependable. In the Fandom, the importance of these male characters retaining their friendships is relevant everywhere in art, fan fiction, and blogs....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins]

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Free College Essays - Shakespeare's Sonnet 130

- Sonnet 130   Shakespeare was obviously a very deep, passionate and learned man; he was very open with how he felt and was able to express it in a way that was very exact and easy to comprehend.  In his sonnets, which, to me, are like a little diary, he talks a lot about his life involving his mistress as well as a male friend that he may or may not have been involved with.  In Sonnet 130 Shakespeare is talking of his mistress, her faults and his feelings about her an her faults.  the duration of the piece is spent pointing out the faults of this woman and how he thinks that any other man would be simply repulsed by this woman....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Curley's Wife Initiates Her Own Tragic Death in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

- Curley’s wife is a young, pretty woman, who is mistrusted by her husband. The other characters refer to her only as “Curley’s wife”. This lack of definition underscores this character’s purpose in the story. Her character is unnamed in the book. She is a very flirtatious and provocative lady. She is not allowed to be in the ranch workers’ bunk house and is also not supposed to talk to the ranch hands. She is practically owned by her husband, Curley. None of the workers pay attention to her because they know it will get them into trouble....   [tags: character analysis, literary analysis]

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How the Absence of Favorable Interpersonal Exchange Leads to Disorder in Frankenstein

- ... One might want to cite this passage out of context in posing an objection to my thesis, because it perhaps implies that mutual affection and companionship are not enough to satisfy the individual and prevent tumult; however, the creature goes on to cite poverty as the definitive reason for their appearing upset and effectively, at least as I see it, qualifies it as sort of a distraction rather than a real concern that overshadowed the love in the household. It does not take Frankenstein’s creation long to recognize the connection between his hideousness and his being poorly received by everyone he comes into contact with; in an attempt to overcome the issue of his frighteni...   [tags: psychological and character analysis]

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The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

- Alienation is a feeling of not belonging in society, caused by the general public’s or one’s own view of the world that causes a clash between what is considered good or bad—dissimilar or customary. Throughout the centuries, alienation has occurred constantly due to society’s fears of something or someone so dissimilar to what is considered part of the norm. And although there are two types of alienation—one that is self-decided and one that is forced upon by others—the negative results of it always remain the same....   [tags: steinbeck, gilman, alienation]

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Understanding the Effects of Rescue Shelters from a Dog's Perspective

- Traditionally, humans acquired canines to serve functional purposes (Marston & Bennett, 2003). We have been able to document a relationship between humans and dogs as far back as twelve thousand years. As our ancestors began to become less nomadic, they settled down and started forming small communities where they learned to grow crops and raise livestock (Horowitz, 2009). These settled communities were sufficiently stable and it wasn’t long before wild animals began noticing that they produced a large amount of waste....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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Holden Caulfield is Lost in The Catcher in the Rye

- In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, the leading character, Holden Caulfield, emerges as an adolescence lost in his own private world of pain and suffering, yet ostensibly he was able to provide himself with all the luxuries and splendors of American society. Holden is presented as a failure who struggles to stay in at least one of the four schools he's been kicked out of. This can reflect that Holden can't manage to get by in life. Throughout the book, it is obvious that Holden is running from so many things such as growing up, reality and people who are phonies....   [tags: catcher in the rye, holden caulfied]

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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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Hinduism's Message That It Is Okay To Fail

- In a very anti-consquentialist position, Hinduism's overarching tradition conveys the message that it is okay to fail, so long as you fail at the thing that you ought to be doing. The duty placed on each person by the soteriological idea of dharma, laws for a harmonious world, centers on one's best attempt to fulfill one's own place, even imperfectly, rather than trying to be or do the works of someone else. This idea of varying paths and duties extends to the path each ought take to reach moksha or liberation as explicated in The Bhagavad-Gita....   [tags: Hinduism, Traditions, Religion, Culture]

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The Dynamic Of George And Lennie 's Relationship

- Within the beginning of the story, the dynamic of George and Lennie’s relationship is introduced, one that is uncommon and presents a fatherly vibe. The readers are thrown into the novel at the height of the great depression, an economic catastrophe that shook the world. Within these dark time, an unlikely friendship is in full blossom and we are meet by Lennie and George setting up camp for the night by a riverbed. After the duo’s personalities are expressed, they begin to set up the idea of a commonly shared dream which exists according to Lennie “Because......   [tags: Of Mice and Men, Interpersonal relationship]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Our Speaker '

- Our speaker seems a solemn individual. One, whom explores a city alone and by night, a favorable past time for anybody who does not want to be bothered. Yet, as evidenced in the form of the poem, our speaker seems to feel a spark of excitement when human interaction becomes a possibility within our story. However, it seems that our poet, Robert Frost, displays an uncanny knack for misdirection throughout the entirety of this poem, and unless we meticulously pick this poem apart, we may miss the real meaning behind Frost 's words....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, Thought, Time]

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Friendship Expectations And The Stages Of Adult Friendship

- As people grow, a variety of relationships develop over time. Relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners are such examples of these diverse ties. Friendships in particular are affected by the following: the level of interaction involved, how communication between two friends is established, and contact, if they exist, between multiple circles of friends through one person. Some examples of these are friendship expectations, the stages of childhood friendship, and the stages of adult friendship....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Friendship, Love]

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Technology And Its Effect On Relationships And Relationships

- There is no doubt that technology has had an impact on the day-to-day lives of the majority of the population. Technology exists to create efficiency and convenience, to connect the individual to the rest of the world and to advance education in a society that is constantly reforming. This essay will focus on the advancements of technology and the consequences it has on friendships and relationships. My view is that technology has been beneficial to improving communication between individuals, although I will be discussing both arguments in this essay....   [tags: Communication, Writing, Media]

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Pet Ownership Has Benefits On Individual 's Wellbeing

- Pet ownership has benefits on individual’s wellbeing which is positive psychology, for example researchers have found correlating evidence between pets and stress relieve. All the incredible benefits of having a pet is remarkable, for example researchers found that cat ownership was related to a 40 percent lower risk of having a fatal heart attack. Evidence has also shown that petting a dog reduces blood pressure and lowers heart rate, pets are there for their owners in ways we may never know. REVIEW OF ARTICLE The article ‘The healing power of pets’ states that the human-animal bond can improve pet owners’ physical and mental health....   [tags: Health, Psychology, Clinical psychology, Dog]

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Lonliness In Of Mice And Men

- Lonliness in Of Mice and Men The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinback deals with many themes that are reflective of the time period in which the novel was written. Loneliness is one of the many themes in this novel that are reflective of the time period in which the novel was written. It is shown in many of the characters in the novel. Loneliness is a theme in this novel that is reflective of the time period in which the novel was written. Loneliness haunts the characters in the novel Of Mice and Men....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

- Mother Theresa (1910 – 1997) once said, ‘‘Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.’’ Without friends and companions, people begin to suffer from loneliness and solitude. Loneliness is an inevitable fact of life and cannot be avoided, as shown prevalent through particular characters in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Most of the characters in this novel exhibit loneliness and the only thing that keeps them alive are their dreams. Although they are all on the ranch together, they are lonely because of who they are and their history....   [tags: Character Analysis, Interpretation]

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Leonid Afremov’s Painting, Alley by the Lake

- Secure romantic relationships are based on trust and understanding. They are developed over time and tend to last the longest; however, just because a couple feels secure doesn’t mean the couple is necessarily happy. While every healthy relationship shines with rays of trust and happiness, shadows often lurk filled with lies and deceit. A painting, entitled Alley by the Lake, by Leonid Afremov portrays the secure, yet secret, side to relationships. Happiness holds relationships together. Finding someone who makes feelings arise, plastering a smiling on one’s face, draws any person in....   [tags: Alley by the Lake]

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