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Rap is Crap

- Rap is Crap “She ain’t nuttin but a hoochie mama…Smackin’ on your lips, put your hands on your hips…She ain’t nuttin but a hoochie mama…Oh I love those big brown eyes and the way you shake your thighs, acting like you’re so damn cute...” Rap music with lyrics like this play on the radio and in home stereos every day. Rap music pounds messages of sex and violence into the minds of young adults leaving behind their sexist and repetitive influential messages. Music has a very powerful influence on our emotions, moods, and behavior....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Crap Music

- The essay I read suggested that people of low intelligence/class (i.e. teenagers) use “junk” music to try and drown out their supposedly harsh reality. The author also suggests that the more intelligent people in the world do not listen to loud music because the decibel level at which you listen to music somehow indicates your intelligence. I cannot agree with that statement because I have talked to my friends and aquaintences and they told me that music helps to lift their spirits and some even said that music helps them to cope with their reality....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien

- Kwaylon Robbins The Things They Carried Tim O 'Brien 's The Things They Carried is a collection of short stories about soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War It also tells about boys being in the military. The story “The Things They Carried” Is about all the equipment the soldiers carried in Vietnam and about what they cared about. Another short story, “On the Rainy River” Explains about a young boy who was selected for the draft but tries to run away to Canada so he doesn’t have to fight in the war....   [tags: Short story, Boy, Man, Fiction]

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Allegorical Punishments: Analysis of Dante’s Use of Allegory in Inferno

- In Dante’s Inferno, those who never repented for their sins are sent there after death. Like the old Latin proverb says, “The knowledge of sin is the beginning of salvation.” (“Latin Proverb Quotes” ThinkExist) The punishments in his Hell are decided by the law of retribution, which according to Webster’s Dictionary is the total effect of a person's actions and conduct during the successive phases of the person's existence, regarded as determining the person's destiny. (“Retribution” Merriam-Webster) Therefore, Dante creates a variety of reprimands for the three different types of sins: incontinence, violence, and fraudulence....   [tags: hell, retribution, morality, atheism]

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The Effects of the Choices We Make

- Everyone has to make choices in their lives. As a child most of our choices are very small. For instance, choosing what toy we wanted to play with. The older everyone gets the more difficult choices, come into play. We take on the choices of adulthood. We control our future. We decide whether our life is a disaster or a success. One of the simplest choices to make is to not make a choice at all. Sometimes not making a choice can save us from things we don’t want to know or have happen. Jimmy Buffet, a singer-songwriter, wrote a song titled, “I DON’T KNOW AND I DON’T CARE.” In Buffets’ song lyrics he writes: “Why does the sun set in the west....   [tags: personal reflections]

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My Reflection On My Educational Career

- Throughout my whole educational career I have always struggled in writing. In 2nd grade I had to stay at after school for writing tutorials to improve on spelling, in 4th grade I never went to recess because I was unable to finish my writing prompts in during the dedicated timeline, and throughout high school I would have panic attacks when trying to write essay. Finally, during my junior year of high school I discovered I have dyslexia. Since then I’ve found different strategies when it comes to writing my essays to reduce the anxiety it gives me....   [tags: Writing, Critical thinking, Essay, Thought]

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Student Spirituality - Got Jesus?

- Student Spirituality - Got Jesus. You may have an idea of what’s coming here. Yes, this is an essay about religion and spirituality. When you finish reading this essay, you might say, “It’s 2005; why in the world do you care about religious crap anymore?” Or maybe, “Get down off your crucifix, man.” Or, “You’re gay. Get a life.” That one’s my favorite. But before you bust out the Bible jokes, you could try to pinpoint the reason as to why you find religious people to be odd or ridiculous. Let’s see if this sounds familiar....   [tags: Philosophy Religion]

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Power Law Relationships in Insurgency-Based Conflict

- Lately much ado is being made of the findings of Sean Gourley and his crew regarding power law relationships they’ve found in insurgency-based conflict. For some quick background, go here: and watch the 7 minute TED video. Let me be frank. This is another prime example of academics armed with mathematical/statistics based techniques run amok with statistical inference and a naïve belief that it can predict the future. First, let’s get some perspective. The discovery of power law relationships in conflict is not new....   [tags: Mathematics/Sociology]

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Catcher In The Rye- Use Of Lan

- Not many great novels were produced during the post World War II era. Perhaps the greatest novel published was J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. This book, just like all other great works, was met by scathing criticism and unyielding praise. Many literary critics marveled at Salinger’s genius use of language to make Holden Caulfield, the main character, unbelievably realistic. Through Holden’s thoughts and dialogues, Salinger successfully created a teenage boy. Because of that The Catcher in the Rye became one of the few great post World War II works....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Burdened with Too Many of These Wacky Stories: Myths, folktales, and legends

- Myths, folktales, legends, they have been poured upon us from a seemingly inexhaustible horn of plenty since the days of the ancient. We are burdened with far too many of these wacky stories and whopping lies, and the very least we must do is to critically evaluate the content of these mostly crazy concoctions by using our common sense. There are three primary reasons why many people firmly believe in some of this crap: 1. They do not know better. 2. They like it or they just accept it this way....   [tags: myths, folktales, legends, fairy tales]

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What We Have Lost and Gained Through The Establishement of the Internet

- With the advancement of technology and the introduction of the internet much has been gained and also lost from its establishment. Since the mid 1990’s the internet has been bringing us together and allowing ideas to arise to the occasion and be acted on as they were meant to be discovered. With the advancement of technology it has allowed us to connect in unimaginable ways. The advancement specifically in regards to the internet has certainly made our lives easier and in a way allowed us to be lazier....   [tags: technology, data, iPod, Ipad]

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Graduation Speech : The Bodega Dreams By Ernesto Quinonez

- A majority of peoples lives are spent in school and that is the same with me. I have been in school almost my whole life except for the time I laid back in a crib and just cried for 3 years. I have been in elementary, middle, high school and now I’m doing 4 years in college, maybe even more for my masters. While spending my life in school I have been able to learn and see all different types of activities take place right in front my eyes. Just like in the Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quinonez, I have seen fights, distracted my teachers and dealt with a fair share great/horrible teachers....   [tags: Teacher, School, High school, Education]

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Making Money Online Is All About Providing A Service

- I see so many people saying things like, "I wish I could make money online. But, I don 't have the time, talent, or ability to do it." I want you to know that if you have a vision to make money through any avenue online, then you can totally do it, but you need self-discipline in order to be really successful. If you are someone who can 't keep a commitment, can 't keep your word, and can 't keep motivated to save your life, then you need to find a way to boost those things or you won 't make any money online at all....   [tags: 2007 singles, Want, Need, If You Have to Ask]

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The Marketing Head For Mobile Phones At Intex Inc.

- Favorite Brand Paper According to Sanjay Kalirona, the business head for mobile phones at Intex Inc., “The world of smartphones is very competitive.” To him, the moment a smartphone manufacturer gets complacent in the market, his survival in the market is left at the risk of pulling out of the market to pave way for the competent manufacturers. While android and iOS smartphones compete for market share, new devices are released into the market every other day. The competition in producing good smartphones remains stiff and tough every day....   [tags: Smartphone, Windows Mobile, IPhone, Motorola]

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The Desire to Perpetuate the Purity of Children

- In The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss wrote, “When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” Children live in a world full of innocence, ignorance, and bliss. They are not affected by the corruption of the world; therefore, naiveté is preserved. In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, innocence is shown through the pond and Holden’s desire for being a “catcher in the rye”; through Phoebe, Allie, and Sunny for their adolescence; and through the carrousel and the Museum of Natural History for their conservation....   [tags: J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye]

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I 'm About A Stupid 7 Year Old

- >There really isn 't anything to hype about for me - unless I was 8 or 9 years old. I 'm 30, I can 't relate to a story about a fucking 7 year old. Even something as good as Stranger Things - I find hard to get into because I simply don 't relate to children. I 'm sure as I keep watching I 'll like it but, I 'm not as excited about it because of the kid factor. I 'm also from a culture where whatever parents you have, are the parents you have and those parents protect you the best they can - no one expects a perfect parent or the White Picket Fence fantasy or for your parents to be responsible for every ill that may befall you - like they are already talking about this "darkness" bullshit an...   [tags: Fuck, Profanity]

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Girl 's Girl On Girl Behavior

- Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by another girl. Girl on girl bullying tends to be a big problem in middle school and high school. Although it may not be obvious, girls have a way of making other girls feel self conscious, worthless or even afraid to come to school. Gossiping, leaving others out, or simply putting them down are just a few examples of “girl on girl crime.” Mean girls target other girls they think they are better than based on the clothes they wear or the way they look....   [tags: Bullying, High school, Abuse, Middle school]

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My Experience At An Office Supervisor

- Question #1 Me: Couple years back I worked at an office and became good friends with the office supervisor (male). I had been working as front office for four months when I was offered the office manager position. I was really excited and took the position. The next day one of the girls I work with ask me if our supervisor was good in bed. I was confused on why she had ask me that but I simply said I wouldn’t know. I found out the rumor was I had slept with my boss and that was why I was offered the manager position....   [tags: Male, Female, Sex, Friendship]

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Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

- Your name is Karkat Vantas and today so far is going absolutely terrible. Yesterday your shitty fucking group of so called friends betrayed you and dragged you camping. Now you are sitting in this cheap ass tent which you expect to break any moment now under the storm which has decided today was the perfect day to show up. You finally sit up and resolve yourself to a rainy day of bug bites when you notice the space next to you, formerly occupied with your best friend, was empty. Where the fuck is your clown....   [tags: Fuck, Profanity, Blond, George Carlin]

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Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

- Prologue: This never would have happened if my parents hadn’t moved us here. If we hadn’t moved, I wouldn’t have bet my sister that she wouldn’t make the cheer team and I wouldn’t have had to go join a bunch of stuff, and this wouldn’t be happening right now. I wouldn’t have gotten so into this urban exploration club and I wouldn’t be trapped under a pile of rubble in an abandoned mall in which I knew lurked several unsavory characters. I could hear them now, shrieking, and yelling about… crack… and… well, I don’t know....   [tags: Cheerleading, High school]

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My Father Of My Dad

- First off I want to say that I could not interview anyone in my family. My grandparents are deceased on both sides. So what I will be talking about will be from what I remember as a child. My grandmother on my dad’s side passed away in 1981 and my grandfather on my mother’s side passed away in 1980. I was born in 1976, so I would have only been 4 and 5 years old. My grandmother on my mom’s side passed away in 1995 and grandfather on my dad’s side passed away in 1993. I was not that close to my grandfather on my dad’s side, so I only have a little bit information about him....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Father]

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My Daughter - Original Writing

- At 13, I rarely saw my thirty-something year old big sister. I admired her sleek hair and impeccable outfit as my mom and I drove up to her house, a two story white cottage. Even Chloe, my niece, was adorable as she ran to meet me in her pink crocs and jacket, shouting how glad she was to see me. Kristin suggested we go out for the day, changing our plans from a casual hangout. She was so brilliant, and I saw her so infrequently, that I scrambled to meet her request. I darted to the car, wrestling Chloe into her seat, swearing to sing the entire trip to Chuck E Cheese, and mentally praising my sister for her terrific idea....   [tags: Family, Mother, Car seat, Fisting]

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A Study On Los Angeles

- I 've moved a few times; from Brazil to Connecticut, from Connecticut to NYC, to a million different residence halls, but one thing I 've never done is pack my crap up and move across the country carrying only things that could fit in a medium-sized carry on. It 's been six months since the cross-country move, and I find myself combing through the jumbled cultures of different areas and groups of people; this place is pretty extreme. Either extremely beautiful or hideous, Los Angeles is known for it 's glitz and glam, its beautiful people, and being the home to milliards of production lots....   [tags: New York City, Los Angeles, Entrepreneurship]

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The I Carry A Backpack

- Each person carries things with them, whether it’s a purse, or a backpack, or a slim wallet slid into their pocket. They may not carry these physical things all of the time, but these staple items are with more than they’re not. The become a part of the person’s identity. They become emotional burdens for the person to bear. I carry a backpack. It must weigh at least 25 pounds, and there are so many reasons for it to weigh so much. First and foremost, it holds my textbooks. Most students use their lockers to store their textbooks, but I keep mine with me, as if parting with them would tear me apart....   [tags: Writing, Creative writing, Existence]

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Why Working As A Teenager

- Why Working as a Teenager Does Not Always Suck Want an edge over one’s peers throughout the rest of one’s life. Get a job during one’s teenage years. Working at this critical, busy time can lead to many benefits throughout one’s teenage years and throughout the rest of one’s life. Working as a teenager can teach a person to have the skills needed to be successful as an adult searching for a career and be an overall better person. Having a job during this time can additionally help show one what path he/she wants to go in life....   [tags: Learning, Skill, Adolescence]

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Health Issues and Sports

- Although sometimes tempting, risks can be dangerous. Wrestling can be dangerous. Last year at a wrestling tournament I was going against someone who I would have had no problem beating. I was actually winning the match before he decided to “shoot” on my leg. He put all his weight on the outside of my leg pressing in and it dislocated my knee. Which in turn stretched tendons in my knee. Unfortunately this happened two weeks before western mass the biggest tournament around here. So I missed all the events in-between my injury and Western Mass....   [tags: sports, injuries, ]

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Personal Narrative - Bad Things Happen to Bad People

- Bad Things Happen to Bad People How many times have you just finished washing your car and, while you are driving down the highway all you hear is PLOP followed by juicy, white feces splattered on your windshield. Or how furious does one get when a pile of Miss FooFoo’s dog crap that your neighbor neglected to pick up a couple of hours ago encompasses your shirt and Levis jeans, while mowing the front yard. I know that I get royally upset when I see bird bombs on my car after I just finished washing it a few hours ago, or when I step in a fresh pile of Miss FooFoo’s poo poo....   [tags: Personal Narratives]

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English Comparative- Dorm Life Vs. Life At Home

- College Dorm Life Vs. Life at Home Last month in our country, thousands of eighteen year olds flocked and migrated to a location where they could finally escape the stress of parents, siblings and their very own house and neighborhood. For the majority of the students, the move was indeed a success, an enjoyment, and otherwise a great new place to call home. There are some teens however, who are finding the new life in college to be struggle, and for some, an unejoyable event. In this essay, I will compare and contrast the views and opinions on life in the dorm versus life back home....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Laramie Project

- The Laramie Project, written by Moisés Kaufman, is a compilation of interviews by The Tectonic Theater Project, news publications, and journal entries. After the brutal murder of Mathew Sheppard in 1998. Kaufman along with his theater troupe made six visits to Laramie, Wyoming, where the murder took place, to interview people about what happened and how they felt about the crime in their community. They interviewed about two hundred people, of which about sixty were included in the play. The play showcases a small town in America in a historical time of tragedy....   [tags: Theatre]

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Android vs Apple

- Two operating systems currently dominate the smartphone market, Apple and Android. It all started six years ago when Google launched its android system. However, its approach was much different. Google had made just the software, not the device, giving the software free to phone makers to alter and adjust in anyway they pleased to fit their over 70 different phones. Google believed that by offering it free, in the long run would create more internet friendly phones and more ad views for Google. I think that this strategy was successful due to the fact that Android is the world’s most popular operating system loved by many smartphone users....   [tags: smartphones, Google, operating system]

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Television : Candy For The Mind

- A man once said, "Televevision is candy for the mind." He was right. Making an analogy to candy is ideal ; either, if taken in excess can have a negative affect on the human. At one point or another you watched too much TV. And at one point or another you ate too much candy. Maybe it was on Halloween or doesn't matter. The point is that both are a treat if taken in moderation. The problem is , nowadays, too many kids are watching too much tv, and too many people are eating too much fattening items like candy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Perfect, but not too Perfect

- PERFECT, BUT NOT TOO PERFECT Once in a village long, long ago, there was a home with a family inside of it. And in that family was a father, a mother, a brother, a sister, and a grandmother. In this village it rained all the time. More than London, or the Amazon or all the rainforests in the world combined. In this village also were a church, a store, a mill, and a monument for the chief: Jades Samoa. This wasn’t a village like in Africa or Cambodia, but a very nice village. The people wore amazing clothing....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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What is Kate Chopin Trying to Say?

- The Awakening by Kate Chopin is perhaps titled the way it is for what Kate hopes to accomplish by writing this controversial novel, an awakening to her readers on the realities of gilded society. The author Kate is a women living in a Victorian society that oppresses her and expects so much of her and as a result has led Kate Chopin to write a fictional tale opposing and reflecting her life and her society. The Awakening is a form of artistic protest that highlights the faulty expectations of Victorian women in addition to expressing what its like for an individual to stand up against the norm....   [tags: The Awakening, story and character analysis]

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A Noble Cause

- A Noble Cause The three young punks had been walking down a street in their neighborhood looking for whatever they could get their hands on and generally up to no good, when they stumbled upon an old man lying on the curb. "Hey, check the old dude down on the curb. Let's see what the ol' guy's got!" gibed one of the three ruffians. "Yeahhh!" agreed another, grinning from ear to ear like a hyena at the sight of fresh meat. "Hold it!" said Rick, the leader of the pack. "He might be Five-O. Net, go over there and turn him around....   [tags: Short Stories Violence Crime Essays]

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Losing My Edge

- Losing My Edge I was friends with everyone on the North team, our rivals, but during the season, we seemed liked enemies. We always talked crap to each other. "Who's going to state this year?" We would say. Back to us they would respond, "Who went to State last year?" The whole season, we anticipated playing North. It all started since the first practice. Our coach would scream, "North is practicing harder than you, they are getting in shape, they are preparing." This made us very angry and his tactics to do better did push us....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay]

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Unsanitary Conditions in American

- It is a sorrowful reality that due to the general unsanitary conditions, disease, health, and bacteria are getting worse and worse by the minute. Society has become one that is walking in the midst of unnecessary filth, having their disease ridden kids touching everything in the house. Contaminating every possible object in sight. Contributing to the problem of bacteria and disease being spread and not killed. Millions of people suffer from this unsanitary problem, and instead of doing something about it they continue to live their abstracted lives without caring about the dangers of not being sanitary....   [tags: sanitation, USA,]

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Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis and The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

- Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis and The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood The adolescent years are often associated with turbulence, illusion, and self-discovery; however, Kingsley Amis’s Lucky Jim and Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman demonstrate that more often than not, the twenties possess these qualities to a greater extent than adolescence. The age period of the twenties often consists of relationships, employment and self issues and using the premise of these uncertain times, Amis and Atwood effectively satire various societal systems....   [tags: Lucky Jim Amis Edible Margaret Atwood Essays]

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Romeo Monologue from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Romeo Monologue from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet This is a monologue by Romeo out of Romeo and Juliet: Is this really worth it. I mean, I am the man. I am the player to end all players, the mack of all daddies. But there's something about her. Her hair. Her eyes. Her tits. And that's where it ends. If this gets out then I'm finished. I need to get into her pants, and soon. I don't think I can really take all this waiting. Then again why am I waiting. I know I keep asking, but I don't know the answer....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Cultural Messages in Solomon Gursky Was Here

- Cultural Messages in Solomon Gursky Was Here Solomon Gursky Was Here is an epic novel spanning nearly a century and a half, from the mid 1800's to 1980's. It is the story of the obsession of Moses Berger, a Rhodes scholar turned alcoholic, with Solomon Gursky, the charismatic son of a poor immigrant. Solomon, with his brother Bernard and Morrie, built the massive liquor empire of McTavish industries. Moses is attempting to write a biography of Solomon, which becomes his life's work. Through his investigations the complex story of five generations of Gurskys is revealed....   [tags: Solomon Gursky Was Here Essays]

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uniforms in school

- Most teenagers, when asked about wearing uniforms say they hate the idea. I am a teenager myself and before researching this topic I thought I would never wear them. I have found in my research numerous reasons uniforms should be implimented. First, they protect us. You may be asking how an article of clothing can protect you. It is much more difficult to conceal a weapon in a uniform that it is to conceal it in a traditional baggy pair of jeans. Second, uniforms eliminate competition. Students need to learn that school is not a fashion show....   [tags: essays research papers]

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to vote or not to vote

- To Vote or Not to Vote, Is That Really a Question. Are students properly informed in political areas. The question abounds while adults worry about weather students will vote for political views or weather they just agree with Bruce Springsteen. Astin says that “A democracy works only to the extent that the voter is well informed”(Astin 97). Astin believes that the only way to have a properly functioning democracy is to have informed voters. This is the question of the day, why people vote, weather its for actual political views or for the sole purpose of agreeing with someone else....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Dependent Holly Golightly, main character of Breakfast At Tiffany's

- Holly Golightly is one of the most interesting and complicating characters that can ever be written about. She doesn't even know her own self. Holly thinks that she is independent and self reliant. "I've taken care of myself for a long time."(p.27) Even OJ Berman (her agent) knew that she was full of her self. "She isn't a phony, she's a real phony. She believes all this crap she believes." (p.30) Holly also used to steal things, which she thought was a way of being independent and survival....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Internet Dating - Original Writing

- Internet Dating - Original Writing Tuesday, and i pace up and down the bar of my small-town, backalley pub, pondering over the massively daunting task set before me. A 1500 word text, written to entertain..... Entertain you say. sounds like a challenge.... A couple of hours pass and i've had no progress. Still behind the bar, still waiting for a customer to lighten up my day and still pondering over what the genre and form of my text are going to be....   [tags: Papers]

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Wrestling - The Greatest Sport

- Wrestling - The Greatest Sport My heart beats faster as I approach my opponent. My enemy stands as a colossus although I know in my mind he is my only equal. The crowd grows louder as we step on our lines, and the only thought echoing through my mind is "shoot for the leg!". These are the happenings before every match, and yet I still return. Wrestling, in my mind is one of the greatest sports. The idea of a battle between two equal men, both striving for the same goal is something I live for....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Study of Reading Habits

- A Study of Reading Habits "A Study of Reading Habits," is Philip Larkin’s poetic warning that escapism and ignoring reality only makes real life less fulfilling. Larkin develops this idea via a narrator who prefers to escape from life rather than deal with it, as well as through changing use of language and subtle irony. Larkin’s most direct expression of his warning comes through the narrator’s experience with escapism through books. The narrator reveals his changing attitudes toward books in three stanzas, representing three stages in his life: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood....   [tags: essays papers]

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Conformation of School Children

- Conformation of School Children . A. The article 'School bars over nose stud' presents two very different attitudes towards teenage rights. It describes a fourteen-year-old girl, Tara Le Santo, who pierced her nose with her father's support, and is now being suspended from school until she removes her stud. While Tara's father is quoted as 'making a stand against all this old fashioned crap', the article also features a letter, which expresses a much contrasting opinion that 'the time that a British headmaster concedes any 'rights' to fourteen-year-olds would be the time to emigrate.' This shows that the letter's author would be arguing his point over any articl...   [tags: Papers]

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Stupid Friday Night Shit

- All week long, the only thing everyone can talk about is Friday night. “What are you doing this weekend?” And the first thing you’ll hear out of any college student’s mouth is “getting shitty-faced.” Sounds like we got a plan. So Friday night rolls around, and there is a thick and definitely noticeable electricity in the air because everyone is pumped up to go out and drink the week away. All of them say they drink because they “like the taste.” That’s bullshit. If they really like the taste, they wouldn’t have to play ignorant little games to coax them into drinking the crap....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Misconceptions of Hope in Economics and Finance: A Hidden Message of Hope for the Little Fish of a Brighter Economic Future

- The cover of this issue of The Economist depicts one of the greatest misconceptions I have encountered regarding economics and finance in my professional career as quantitative analyst as well as in my personal pursuits regarding the subject matter. “Hope” for a brighter economic future is depicted as a center piece of “White Light”, whereas the politicians that the world population of “Little Fish” looks to for answers are far removed in the top right hand corner. The manner in which The Economist is laid out, with the various illustrations surrounding the “White Light” allow me the opportunity to discuss the lack of knowledge relating to spirituality in economics and its involve...   [tags: Economics ]

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Heroes Are People Who Overcome Antagonism in a Mature Way, as in "Twisted" by Laurie Halse Anderson

- A person who overcomes antagonistic and unnecessary issues in a mature and powering manor. That is the definition of a hero to me. Someone who is being hurt and sees others hurt from the actions and takes charge and does everything in his power to change it. Someone who puts others before themselves and acts in the most chivalrous way. The definition of a hero is different for everyone. Some one might think of a hero as someone who can lift a car and put it on their back, or gives a dying person their kidney....   [tags: heroes, Twisted, Laurie Halse Anderson,]

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Internal Conflict in Dulce Et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen and "Greasy Lake" by T.C Boyle

- In literature, whether short story or poem there usually seems to be some sort of internal conflict. Such conflict is not a visual or tangible opposition, it is simply within the mind. It is a character dealing with his or her own mixed feelings or emotions. Let's be honest, without a certain level of conflict, poems and short stories would fall short of the readers expectations and wouldn't be as interesting. People would be less apt to read them, after all, we as readers like to be able to connect to a certain character in a specific reading and sympathize with them, and more importantly empathize with them....   [tags: soldiers, world war II, literature]

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Correlation in Media Coverage of Sports and the Acceptance of Violence by Spectators and Competitors

- Hard checks, high-impact hits, rough blows, knockouts, crushing tackles; some violence occurs naturally in some sports. Those naturally violent sports (e.g., football, hockey, soccer, wrestling, and boxing) with all that aggression and violence excites audiences and enhance enjoyment. However, aggression and violence in sporting competitions are clearly becoming an issue. Destructive aggression is often deliberate and frequently encouraged by coaches, spectators, and teammates. This aggression in becoming increasing accepted by the public and ever popular in today’s sporting events....   [tags: aggression, players, television]

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Biography Of Gertrude Simmons Bonnin 's ' The School Days Of An Indian Girl '

- Gertrude Simmons Bonnin was born on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota as a Yankton Sioux native ( When she was eight, she was sent to White’s Manual Labor Institute, a Quaker missionary school in Wabash, Indiana ( Their Gertrude went though many difficult trials to learn the ways of the paleface people (white people). Gertrude was not given the proper respect she deserved as a Native American Indian girl. The palefaces were ignorant to the Native American’s way of life and because of this they had taken away many Indian’s spirits (Bonnin, 400, p.5)....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Analysis of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

- ... What’s more, when Arnold’s grandmother’s wake was held, “almost two thousand Indians showed up that they to say good-bye. And nobody gave my any crap.”(159) Even if he was still a “traitor” in his own people’s eyes, they also were aware of that Arnold was just a kid who has lost his grandmother. After Eugene died, Arnold seemed to go to pieces and he couldn’t bear any more losses, he even blamed himself for all the deaths. When one of his teachers at Reardan High School, Mrs Jeremy insulted him for his absence at school, he didn’t have the strength to fight back, but started with Gordy, all of his classmates defended him by leaving the classroom....   [tags: dreams, teenager, tragedy]

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One Night Changed a Life in the Book, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

- Melinda Sordino was just a young teenage girl trying to have some fun. Now, she is loathed by afar for something nobody understands. During a summer party, Melinda drunkenly fumbled for the phone and dialed the cops. As she enters her freshman year of high school, her friends refuse to talk to her, and she escapes into the dark forests of her mind. “I am Outcast” (Anderson 4). But something about that party was not right. Something she tried not to relive but to forget. “I have worked so hard to forget every second of that stupid party, and here I am in the middle of a hostile crowd that hates me for what I had to do....   [tags: phone call, depression, relationships]

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Superficial, Analytical, and Core Interpretations in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

- In a complex world, are things as they seem, or are they a simple misconception. Without complexity there are limited possibilities to a simple stimulus. A limited world is a simple world, thus boring and unsatisfying. Thompson’s book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas has been misunderstood, and dismissed without further exploration, it needs to be analyzed and interpreted from three different aspects to acquire true apprehension : superficial, analytical, and core. Lead in “No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs....   [tags: Literary Analysis, American Literature]

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The Use of History in the Works of Hughes, Clifton and McElroy

- ... However people realized that it was no longer a matter of who was more superior. Now it was only a matter of time. “Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table when company comes, Nobody’ll dare Say to me, “Eat in the kitchen,” Then.” African Americans were slowly showing that they could withstand what the whites could throw at them. All their lives, African American were faced with the fact they were lesser than white’s. Once free they had a realization that they could do anything. This appeared in the stories, essays and poems they wrote....   [tags: society, slavey, property]

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Things a Guy Should Do to be Great on His First Date

- ... However, you have to keep in mind that the purpose of the date is to really get to know the woman you are dating to see if she is for keeps. Assuming that you are not a first-rate douchebag who only pretends to date the ladies to get into their pants, you have nothing to worry about on your first date. If you still think that you need a little help prepping up for one, here is a quick first date guide for you. 1. Wear a nice shirt, well-fitting jeans, and a clean jacket/blazer. The epic combination of a good pair of dark, straight-leg jeans, a vintage graphic tee, and grey or black jacket or peacoat makes any man look effortlessly put-together....   [tags: keep calm, wear a nice shirt, clean jacket]

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Journalism Errors: Double Check The Spelling of Names and Other Facts

- When Emilie Davis, a newspaper journalism professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, picks up her nametag at an event, she often stares down at the more common spelling of her name, “Emily.” She is used to people misspelling her name, so she usually leaves it the way it’s written to not make it a big deal. As Steve Davis, Emilie Davis’s husband, explained his wife’s silent frustration when people misspell her name, he said, “it never hurts to just double check.” Steve Davis, also a newspaper journalism professor, as well as chair of the newspaper department at the Newhouse School, is very familiar with spelling mistakes and factual errors when it c...   [tags: Journalist, Photojournalism]

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Character Exposition Through Mise-en-Scène in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

- Mise-e-scène is one of the most recognizable conventions in filmmaking. It translates literally from the French to “staging” or “to put in the scene” in English. When applied to film studies, mise-en-scène refers to all the visual elements within a particular shot or sequence. Mise-en-scène consists of 5 distinct categories which assist in the development of a film’s visual narrative: Setting and Design, Costume and Make-up, Lighting, Acting and Movement, and Framing. These elements together and separately help to inform the viewer by giving them visual cues as to the nuances of meaning within a film’s structural form....   [tags: Michael Gondry, ascetic lifestyle]

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My Journal on the Book, The Maze Runner by James Dashner

- ... Alby explains that they get a new kid once a month and supplies are delivered once a week. Other than that, they don't know anything about where the Box goes or how it operates. Once, they tried to send a boy back in it, but the Box wouldn't move until he got out. Next he explains that the Glade is divided into four sections: Gardens, Blood House, Homestead, and Deadheads. Thomas will spend the next two weeks training for a different job until they find the one he fits best. Throughout the Tour, Thomas is annoyed by his inability to ask questions, and he wonders why the people who cleared his memory only removed certain memories....   [tags: suspenseful, gratitude, grieve]

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Speeches Benedick vs. Don John in Movie, Much Ado About Nothing

- Comparing the speech of Don John and Benedick is very stiff, because both of the characters in the movie called “Much Ado about nothing “have their own qualities and motivations. Don John who is referred as “the bastard,” also known as the villain who wants to achieve the rights he deserves and revenge towards his beloved brother Don Pedro. Benedick the one funny, young and locked into a love- hate relationship with Beatrice who took an oath that he will always stay a bachelor and never going to marry anyone including Beatrice, but Beatrice is actually the true reason he gave this speech proud and loudly....   [tags: motivation, influence, revenge]

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Does an Architect’s Ego Get in the Way of Sensible Design?

- ... Do architects have an ego. Do they let their so-called conditioned reflex take over their sense and prevent them from designing a sensible building or space. Do they care about the client, and their needs, and the fact that they are the ones who will occupy the space after it’s all designed and built. The thought of ego battles came to mind while reading Tom Wolfe’s From Bauhaus To Our House, the book that beautifully dissects the Bauhaus, and the minimalist movement quite beautifully and humorously....   [tags: Design, Artistic]

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The French and Indian War Led to the Revolutionary War

- The French and Indian War, which happened between 1754 and 1763 was a stepping-stone for what would become known as the Revolutionary War. The French and Indian War was originally a dispute over the Ohio River Valley. The French considered it their territory, where as the English considered it theirs. While it was a territorial dispute between the countries, the war took place in the colonies. The colonist fought bravely beside the British, whereas the Indians sided with the French. At the beginning all the countries wanted was to claim the Ohio River Valley as their own; however, the outcome of the war was very different....   [tags: French and Indian Wa, Revolutionary War, history, ]

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Towards a New and Integrated Language: A Rejection of Post-Modernism

- The term post-modernism has gradually become popular with music commentaries since the phrase was first coined in the early mid 1960's. It was adopted as a way of explaning the rise of so called 'populist' music in the era of the avant garde. The history of the term can be traced to the upsurge in parodying the past in art and architecture and was thought to be a new aesthetic which would eventually replace modernism. In music, this apparently new aesthetic was first represented by composers like Rochberg who were disaffected with serialism and a so called allienation between the composer and the audience by modernist music....   [tags: language, post-modern,]

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From Bits to Booms; the Backbone of the Oil Industry

- On a bright sunny, but breezy afternoon my fiancé Adam and I made our way out towards Cade 21, an oil rig that he works on. On this day its location is close to the town of Eaton, near the intersection of county roads 74 and 29. You can see the derrick of the rig in the middle of a field, standing tall and white, like the Eiffel Tower, surrounded by large blue, yellow, or white containers. You turn onto a dirt path, where there is a small sign, letting you know that this is the entrance of Cade 21....   [tags: environmentalism, economics]

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Barbara Ehrenreich's Research and Economic Findings in Nickel and Dimed

- For her book, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, Barbara Ehrenreich, a middle-aged female investigative journalist, assumed the undercover position of a newly divorced housewife returning to work after several years of unemployment. The premise for Ehrenreich to go undercover in this way was due to her belief that a single mother returning to work after years of being on welfare would have a difficult time providing for her family on a low or minimum wage. Her cover story was the closest she could get to that of a welfare mother since she had no children and was not on welfare....   [tags: literary analysis, barbara ehrenreich]

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What My Name Means: The Miserable Life of Abner Bright

- ... No bubbles. Just mud. Dirt. The sky was above me. The stars, but I couldn’t reach. I raised an eyebrow at this. She continued, unfazed, “And every single time, you order the same exact thing. Always asking for a soda at a bar.” “And?” “I’m just saying. It’s weird.” I was so annoyed. Perturbed. I just wanted to dump it all out. Everything. The glass. My insides. My feelings. If I was in a musical, I’d sing. Theatrically. It would be funny, but I’d probably kill somebody during the last verse....   [tags: bubbles, popped, glassess, talking, dance]

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A Summary of the Book Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

- Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey This tale is about a girl named Laura Wishart, who everyone believes was murdered by the outcast Jasper Jones. Little do they know, Jasper and Laura were deeply in love and he could in no way have murdered her (they were planning to run away together). But of course in the small town of Corrigan, Australia, everyone is quick to blame the shady boy no one knows. Jasper has lived a small life of a thief, and a liar. Too bad he only steals what he has to, because his father is a drunk and always skips town....   [tags: love, murder, suicide]

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Hitler's Rise in Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day

- Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day is set in Germany in the years 1932 and 1933 in the apartment of the main character, Agnes Eggling. Agnes Eggling and her friends are all advocates of the communist party during Hitler’s fascist rise to power. Agnes and her friends are having and struggling to deal with the fact that the Weimar Republic is falling and flirt with the idea of standing up to Hitler and the fascist party. Agnes is the main character and protagonist in Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day and I believe the actress playing Agnes Eggling did rather well in her portrayal of the character....   [tags: fascist party, germany, accent]

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How Do We help the Pain Love and Breakups Establish?

- As if college was not stressful enough with the struggles of adjusting to new places, lack of finances, new friends, maintaining grades as well as sleep and having a social life, every person at this age has thought to themselves "Holy crap, the next ten years of my life will make or break me". In our society it is expected that we go to school or find a career to earn money. All of this is done for personal reasons, but for most individuals it is ultimately done with the goal to one day be successful and have a family....   [tags: brain, social life, struggles]

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Darkness of Stephen King-The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon

- King makes numerous connections with the darks romantics. In The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon, he creates a structure of hope and fear in order for Trisha to play out the game. The book is set up in baseball innings catering to the baseball themed experience Trisha has in the woods. Up until the end everything seems to be going against Trisha, she has to face things that most people are terrified of, or in other words, their worst fears. Throughout the book, he supports the “Spiritual facts” that “lie behind the appearances of nature, but can be dangerous.” (Holt 149)....   [tags: horror, suspense, book review]

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The Reality of Sex Slavery in the Present Day

- In Margaret Atwood’s novel,  Oryx and Crake,  she  constantly  places the reader in an uncomfortable environment. The story takes place in a not so distant future where today’s world no longer exists due to an unknown catastrophe.  The only human is a man who calls himself the Abominable Snowman or Snowman for short, but in his childhood days his name was Jimmy.  If the thought of being all alone in the world is not uneasy enough, Atwood takes this opportunity to point out the flaws of the modern world through Snowman’s reminiscing about Jimmy’s childhood.  The truths exposed are events that people do not want to acknowledge: animal abuse for human advancement, elimination of human interacti...   [tags: oryx and crake,margaret atwood,modern slavery]

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Criticisms of Consumerism and Materialism in Fight Club (1999)

- “You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis. You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.” This is the underlying message in Fincher’s Fight Club (1999), which satirically analyzes and critiques consumerism. The films characters vividly depict society’s immersion in materialism and presents viewers with the harsh reality regarding the irrelevance of material possessions....   [tags: satire, consumerism, Fight Club]

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The Catcher In the Rye, Banned For a Reason

- ... Another way the book can negatively influence its young readers is through its prominent usage of profane and slang words. There are many examples of inappropriate words being used by the main character alone. “Game, my ass. and “I don’t give a damn,” are about as child-friendly as it gets. The book also encounters the words: sonuvaitch, bastard, crap, god damn, Jesus, Christ-sake, and more. The F-word is also mentioned six times in the book. Many people wonder that since the average adolescent uses roughly 80 to 90 swear words a day, why should it matter that they read about them....   [tags: negative influence for young readers]

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Preservation of Innocence In The Catcher in the Rye

- Have you ever pondered about when growing up, where does our childlike innocence go and what happens to us to go through this process. It involves abandoning previous memories that are close to our hearts. As we can see in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, we listen to what the main character; Holden Caulfield has to say about it. Holden is an average teenager dealing with academic and life problems. He remains untouched over his expulsion from Pencey Prep; rather, he takes the opportunity to take a “vacation.” As he ventures off companionless in New York City, we are able to observe many things about him....   [tags: The Catcher in the Rye Essays]

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Does Love Exist in The Heart of The City?

- New York City, the city of love, right. Wait no, that’s Paris. CRAP. What is New York good for. Oh yeah, business. Everything in the city is related to business. Even love in the city is business. Jay-Z and Beyoncé may be a love story, but underneath it all the relationship works ultimately because they’re on the same level and they have the same standards of business. So I believe love is driven by motives. I know, the hypothesis IS cynical, but I truly believe that in a city like New York, some sort of motive drives each little thing....   [tags: love, motive, business]

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The Personal Story of the Chariman of Apple Inc.

- The cold needle pokes through my skin, the warm dope rushes through my veins, and we’re back baby, back in my ideal utopia. It wasn’t always like this. I had friends, I had a family, I had a girl who loved me. It all started when I was 15 and my father died from overdosing on cocaine. Middle class family, struggling to survive. A lone mother taking care of three little girls and one fifteen year old. Times got tough and I dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to help my mother pay bills and put food on the table....   [tags: overdosing, cash, drugs, product, pot, needle]

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Education Is The Main Factor For A Brighter Future

- In days like the ones we currently live in, education is known to be the main factor for a brighter future. Most of us are encouraged by our family and friends to continue our journey to a higher education after twelve dreading years of schooling. Many students may want to continue their lives in the path of education in order to expand their intelligence and earn a degree. Unfortunately, others may only go to college for a degree. Sad to say, having a degree in your major doesn 't technically mean that you will be provided with a career....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, High school]

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Fight Club: A Battle Between Humanity and Capitalism

- Within the past few millennia, people have socially evolved away from the aggressive, deep-rooted nature they have been biologically programmed over the past million years to feel (Palahniuk 4). While most have embraced this approach, whether it be through religion or other means, many people, mostly men, feel this suppression is unhealthy and unnatural. Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club, a transgressional piece of fiction, was set in a world of parental abandonment, womanly men, and corrupt political and corporate practices, a dark, nameless city in modern day America (Palahniuk 28)....   [tags: Palahniuk, novel & film analysis]

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Mark Blumberg's Basic Instinct: The Genesis of Behavior

- Mark Blumberg, a neuroscientist wrote a book titled Basic Instinct: The Genesis of Behavior which revolves around the topic of animal and human behaviors. An instinct is an innate behavior as mentioned several times in the book which simply means that an animal or human is born with a certain behavior or it occurs naturally. An example of an instinct given in the very beginning of the book is “a panicked mother rushes into oncoming traffic to save her wandering child” (p. xi). Along with this example, there were other examples of instincts mentioned in the introduction....   [tags: instincts, innate or learned]

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