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Cruelty : The Double Edged Sword

- Cruelty: the Double-edged Sword “Where does discipline end. Where does cruelty begin. Somewhere between these, thousands of children inhabit a voiceless hell” (Francois Mauriac, Brainyquote 2016). These statements posed by French novelist Francois Mauriac can be applied to Toni Morrison’s Beloved. The novel centers around Sethe, a former African American slave, who lives in rural Cincinnati, Ohio with her daughter named Denver. As the plot progresses, Sethe is confronted with elements of her haunting past: traumatic experiences from her life as a slave, her daunting escape, and the measures she took to keep her family safe from her hellish owner plague Sethe into the present and force her t...   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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Cartoons: A Double-Edged Sword?

- Our children live in a world based on fantasy in a medium that most people have access to. This medium does not require complex skills to get information, which is why cartoons have become a double-edged sword. We know that cartoons are directed to children and therefore should have a positive influence on them, but this varies according to the programming and control of parents over their children. Most kids are pulled into the world of television long before they even enter school. In 2009, in an article written by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), reported that every kid in America under the age of 6 watches an average of about 2 hours of screen media a day, primarily TV (1495-1...   [tags: Television]

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Tourism: A Double-Edged Sword

- Tourism is something seen as common and in most cases, good for the economy as well as for a person in need of a vacation. From one person’s point of view, it would seem as if nothing was ever wrong with tourism. However, if one was to read A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid, one might see a different approach to the idea of tourism. Through exploring the problems of the island of Antigua, Kincaid shows one the ways in which tourism obscures the island's struggles. In this sense, A Small Place tells one that tourism is a double-edged sword – while it provides money for the nation, it also exploits it....   [tags: tourism, antigua, jamaica kincaid]

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Slavery: The Double-Edged Sword

- Slavery: The Double-Edged Sword To be black is to be naturally inferior; this was the mindset of the American South in the beginning of the 19th century. African Americans were confined to slavery with no means to change their situation or to escape the abuse that often accompanied their position. Slaves endured all forms of physical and mental punishment whose sole purpose was to keep them inferior to their white suppressors. Slaves were maintained through ignorance; they had their self-identity stolen from them and were kept illiterate to prevent them from questioning what power kept them oppressed and to prevent them from spreading word of the brutalities they faced....   [tags: Douglas, Blight, early American history]

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Freedom of Speech: A Double-edged Sword

- Freedom of speech has been a topic of discussion for many years. Since democracy was established in many countries to provide safety and rights, freedom of speech has been one of the most important rights in any constitution. Freedom of speech constitutes a human right that all people should have and one that must be respected. As individuals, we are entitled to express our opinions, write, publish or communicate, and such expressions must be, if not shared, respected. Different countries have certain level of tolerance at the moment of executing this right....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]

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China 's Double Edged Sword

- China’s Double Edged Sword Interregnum, painted by the Chinese artist Hung Liu, is a massive oil painting created circa 2002. With the intentional application of several principles and elements of art in her work, Liu effectively depicts her late Asian culture’s traditional aspects while also exposing the harsh reality of China’s Communist society. Hung Liu incorporates a variety of styles into Interregnum while also utilizing color and line to visually communicate the subject matter to the viewer....   [tags: China, Tang Dynasty, Chinese calendar]

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Social Medi Double Edged Sword

- Social Media- Double-Edged Sword Nowadays, computers and the Internet are developing very fast. Social media is not an exception. Computer users have a lot of choices when they use the social media, and it is becoming a part of people’s life. Some people said the social media is very useful. On the other hand, others claim that these are too many serious problems for people who using it. In my opinion, I strongly agree with both that the social media is not only having advantages, but it also has many disadvantages....   [tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Social media]

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Cloning: The Double-Edged Sword

- Cloning: The Double-Edged Sword Such a furore was created when the birth of Dolly the sheep; the first successfully cloned mammal, was announced to the world in 1997, that the scientific community was gasping for air. Time and space seemed to have come to a virtual standstill as scientists vigorously, not to mention obsessively, hypothesized the cosmic future potential of Dr. Wilmut's team's revolutionary breakthrough in the dynamic realm of science. The euphoria of the moment, it seems, took some time to settle before scientists began to unravel the possible detrimental ramifications of the discovery....   [tags: Biology]

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Stress, The Double-Edged Sword

- Stress, The Double-Edged Sword Stress, it is a part of our life that we can't not avoid or escape. There probably isn't anyone in the world today that hasn't dealt with it. It dwells in the work place, at school, in the home and most importantly, in you. So what is stress. And why do we have something that does us so much harm. Simply put, stress is an adaptive response, your body's response to an emotionally disturbing, disquieting or threatening event (1). Often times, it is the tension caused when demands from work, family and oneself can't not be met....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Cuban Embargo: A Double Edged Sword

- In five decades, the Cuban embargo has failed to achieve its purpose, damaged U.S interest, and affected the Cuban people. Since the year 1959 when Fidel Castro took over Cuba, the country has been under communist rule. It’s been over 50 years since the United States placed and embargo against Cuba. The embargo also known as “the blockade” places travel restrictions and trade of commerce on any one who is under the US jurisdiction. One of the purposes of the embargo was to turn Cuba into a democratic country and to fight for human rights....   [tags: fidel castro, U.S. relations]

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An Analytical Essay on the Double-edged Sword in Hamlet

- An Analytical Essay on the Double-edged Sword in Hamlet             Hamlet's tale is a tragic one because it presents a man who is in the center of a moral dilemma. It is difficult enough for a man to face what is making him angry even under normal circumstances. Hamlet's circumstances are certainly not normal.             Hamlet's dilemma, whether or not he should kill the king, is compounded by three things. He is extremely angry and hurt over the murder of his father. He cannot express that anger to others because in his position it would be political suicide....   [tags: The Tragedy of Hamlet Essays]

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Knowledge as a Double Edged Sword in the novels Oryx and Crake as well as A Canticle for Leibowitz

- Is knowledge, which is the base of human ingenuity and intelligence, also the factor which will bring upon humanity’s impending destruction. Knowledge today plays a key role in almost every facet of human existence, from food, to water, to providing the foundation for every piece technological equipment ever constructed. Knowledge though has also provided us with ever more imaginative and efficient means of killing and destroying each other and the planet, these means include nuclear weapons, and of course biological warfare....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Double Discrimination Exposed in The Color Purple

- African-American people have had to mount over many obstacles to get their standing today. First was the selling of their people into slavery. Then, they endured slavery itself, being treated like animals. After slavery was abolished, colored people still had to deal with racial discrimination, demoralization, subjugation and hatred, especially colored women. Black women have had to face unbelievable odds at obtaining self-assurance. African-American woman have had to deal with being black and female, a double-edged sword....   [tags: The Color Purple Essays]

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Globalization - A Two Edged Sword

- In all aspects of the Universe there are opposite forces that work against each other for good and for bad. In Physics there is cause and effect, in nature death must occur to sustain life, and in Globalization some parties will benefit while others will endure misfortunes. In all of these examples if one aspect is mismanaged it could negatively impact the balance that so closely depends on each other for success. In Globalization these misfortunes are made very apparent if they are mismanaged which could result in deadly consequences....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]

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The Thre-Edged Sword: Abortion

- ... They say that personhood begins at birth, not at conception.. They claim that fetuses are incapable of feeling pain when an abortion is performed. They claim that modern abortion procedures are safe and provide access to legal, professionally-performed abortions reduces injury and death caused by unsafe, illegal abortions. They believe that access to abortion is necessary because contraceptives are not always readily available, and motherhood must never be a punishment for having sexual intercourse....   [tags: Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, somewhere in the middle]

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Globalization Is A Double Edge Sword

- Introduction Economic globalization phenomenon has gradually come into people’s eyesight since the 1980s. According to Gao Shangquan’s article (2000), the economic globalization means that the world economy has become interdependent, cross-border trade and the spread of goods, services, international flows of capital and technology become more efficient. The progress of science and technology is the main driving force of economic globalization. It is undeniable that globalization can help the world economy becomes more prosperous....   [tags: International trade, Globalization, Economics]

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Clash of Generations : A double-edged legacy

- I am 22 years old. Generation gap is not a thing of my past, nor is it something that I have in store for my future, but it is the thing of my present. It's a part of my daily life, a battle that I fight everyday. I belong to a different generation- a younger, tech savvy, open minded, enthusiastic generation - A generation of changes, hopes and dreams. The legacy that we leave for the next generation is a function of our actions, decisions and what we make of the legacy handed to us by our fore-fathers....   [tags: generation gap, generational differences]

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Computer Technology Is A Double Edge Sword

- Increasing computer technology is a double edge sword. Computer is a convenient tool, which is used in a lot of business, education, and government systems nowadays. Which is also used by criminals in criminal activities, and young people in pranks. More problems arise with the grow of computer usage in criminal activities. Law and punishment alone is not adequate to prevent the increasing of future crimes, unless the new generation of young people could be guided to the correct path. A cyber crime is more difficult to detect or track and it could cost a lot more than a normal crime....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminology, Police]

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The Sword in the Stone of the Arthurian Legend

- The Sword in the Stone of the Arthurian Legend King Arthur and the knights of the round table belong to a long line of books and stories of the Arthurian legend. Merlin, Lancelot, The lady of the lake, King Arthur, and Excaliber are all very important in the Arthurian legend. In this essay we will talk about King Arthur, the knights of the round table, and Merlin in the famous story, The sword in the stone.      The Sword in the stone is a book about an adopted child named wart. He is of royal blood and does not know this....   [tags: Arthurian Legend Sword Stone Essays]

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Alcohol: A Double Edge Sword

- ... Potions can be concocted by combining distilled beverages with mixers such as vodka and tonic, etc… Alcohol is used mainly for recreational purposes but is also used for rituals, such as in religious ceremonies (Maisto et al., 2011). Most people use this drug for social occasions. Bars, parties, weddings, and even illicit use by underage drinkers at home and at parties, are common events where this drug is consumed. Furthermore, religious rites commonly use these beverages in the practice of faith (Katsigris &Thomas, 2007)....   [tags: oldest known drug]

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Free College Essays - The Sword In The Stone

- The Sword In The Stone: Kay Gets What He Deserves At the end of The Sword in the Stone, it is true that Kay does receive the `rough end' of the deal because he, being the son of a noble and a knight, and the Wart, comparatively nothing but a squire to Kay became the King of England when Kay thought himself more qualified and better for the postition. However, throughout the Boy's childhood, Kay maintained the dominant position in their relationship. I think that it is only fair that in the end, justice is served and theWart gets to rule over Kay....   [tags: Sword in the Stone Essays]

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The Concept of Virtue Illustrated in The Sword in the Stone

- Justice, freedom, righteousness, when we think of these words we don't think of what makes them, no not the definition, the true meaning. Something noble and honorable, in our culture we think of doing the right thing, being virtuous. What exactly is the "right" thing. What can be considered virtuous. Human kind has struggled with these questions since the beginning of time. In fact, the Wart finds out that every species has struggled with the very same universal riddles. Our story begins with the tench....   [tags: The Sword in the Stone]

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The Double Helix

- The Double Helix   "The discovery of the structure by Crick and Watson, with all its biological implications, has been one of the major scientific events of this century." (Bragg, The Double Helix, p1) In the story of The Double Helix, James Watson tells of the road that led to the discovery of life's basic building block-DNA. This autobiography gives insight into science and the workings within a professional research laboratory that few members of society will ever be able to experience....   [tags: Double Helix Essays]

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James Watson's The Double Helix

- James Watson's The Double Helix James Watson's account of the events that led to the discovery of the structure of deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA) is a very witty narrative, and shines light on the nature of scientists. Watson describes the many key events that led to the eventual discovery of the structure of DNA in a scientific manner, while including many experiences in his life that happened at the same time which really have no great significant impact on the discovery of the DNA structure....   [tags: James Watson The Double Helix DNA Essays]

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Double Theory Of Double Consciousness

- 1) Double Consciousness- Double consciousness applies to how Clare Kendry views herself. She is trying to fit in to the white community by acting white and going along with her husband’s resentment of black people, but at the same time she wants to be a part of the black community again. He husband states “I don’t dislike them. I hate them. And so does Nig for all she is trying to turn into one” (page 69). This is possibly the best representation of Clare. She wants to be part of the black community, but she also acts like or really does hate that it is a part of her, which is why she has tried so hard to become white....   [tags: White people, Black people, Racism, Race]

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The Sword Appears The Same

- “Heroes can help us lift our eyes a little higher” (LaBarge). LaBarge is saying that heroes inspire us and because they inspire us, the sword Excalibur is popular in animation. Everyone searches for a person who can lead them, who possesses great power, and who can inspire them; the sword Excalibur is always wielded by someone who fits those traits. The powerful blade makes an appearance in the animation Soul Eater, Sword Art Online, and Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works, which takes different approaches on the sword Excalibur and its abilities....   [tags: Holy Grail, King Arthur, Excalibur]

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The Sword And The Conqueror Or The Conquered

- The sword or the anvil. The conqueror or the conquered. The sword shapes destiny one blow at a time while the anvil is beaten just as destiny is beaten taking one blow after the other. Or that is what is said. It’s not true, though. The anvil is beaten, but just as each blow to destiny hardens it, so does each blow to the anvil. The anvil is a solid steady rock that survives beating after beating never wavering, and never faltering. One day the hammer may break itself with the power that it uses to shape destiny....   [tags: Germany, World War II, World War I, Prussia]

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Hamlet: Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword

- Hamlet: Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword It is commonly said that if you play too close with the fire, you are going to get burned. This generally means that if you live a dangerous lifestyle, then you will eventually falter and suffer the consequences. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, there are many cases where characters are killed because they lived a murderous lifestyle. Claudius murders his own brother and is then murdered himself. Laertes kills Hamlet but is killed himself before Hamlet dies....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays]

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Analysis Of ' Double Crossing The Double Crossers '

- Double-Crossing the Double-Crossers. In every play there is a relationship between the audience members, the actors, and characters on stage. The audience is not always involved directly; however, numerous characters find solace in sharing their plans and inner feelings to the audience rather than their surrounding characters. At times, these interactions are hidden from the rest of the characters on stage in order to make the audience seem as more of a close friend rather than an acquaintance....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, Desdemona]

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The Sword of Shannara

- Book Review Writing for more then 28 years, author Terry Brooks has captured fantasy genre readers through his captivating series’. Most notably, The Sword of Shannara, lasted as a New York Times Best Seller for more then five months, and from there he has wrote sixteen others as well. Now he takes the reader even farther back, to the prequel of the classic Shannara series, First King of Shannara. This tale brings you a story of adventure, magic and myth that shows the secret evil that is slowly building throughout the land, and it’s up to four people of diverse races to stop it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Sword And Shield Metaphor And Other Perspectives

- Richard Pryor once said, “There’s a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at” (A-Z Quotes). Leon Rappoport, a professor at Kansas State University, believed in the same thin line as Pryor. Rappoport received his BA and MS at New York University, and completed his PhD in 1963 at the University of Colorado (Kansas State University). He studied psychological sciences, and concentrated his studies in decision making and human judgment, even writing a book called Punchlines: The Case for Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Humor (Kansas State University)....   [tags: Comedy, Humor, Laughter, Humour]

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The Horstmann 423 Civil War Sword

- Thomas Smith is my great, great, great, grandfather that fought in the Civil War. In the Civil War many soldiers were issued swords, such as artillerymen, Cavalry men, and Musicians(Stoddard). Thomas Smith was a Civil War soldier in the 128th regiment of Pennsylvania, wounded and involved in the battle of Antietam and owned and fought with a sword as many others did in the Civil War. Thomas was a private in company C of the 128th regiment. This Regiment was organized in August of 1862 and Thomas was mustered in August 14th of 1862....   [tags: the Battle of Antietam, Thomas Smith]

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A Feminist Analysis of Snow, Fire, Sword

- Snow, Fire, Sword is an epic fantasy novel written by Sophie Masson. It tells about the quest of the main characters of the story, Dewi and Adi, for Snow, Fire, Sword which is the only thing that can save Jayangan from the terror of the Hantumu. While other novels of the same genre rarely portray the importance of women, this novel, on the contrary, shows the great value of women’s contribution to the success in the quest journey. The passivity, weakness, and little contribution of the male characters in the story (especially the main male character Adi), compared to the activeness, power, and great contribution of the female characters, make the main female character Dewi appear to be the h...   [tags: literary analysis, sophie masson]

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Warfare and Weapons Throughout History

- The thing we know most about the medieval times are the weapons which are generally known as made of metal, and designed for close combat. There are also ranged weapons, siege weapons and other weapons, but were not as common among people in the medieval times. A common perception that people have today when they think about medieval weapons is axes and swords, castles and catapults. You may think that the weapons of the medieval age were very simple and low-tech, but they were actually very dangerous if placed in the right hands....   [tags: close combat, king, knights]

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The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord

- The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord What does the word "terrorist" bring to mind. Without even seeing the accused, most people in this country automatically assume this person is Middle-Eastern and Muslim. Although Stern's Terror in the Name of God focuses mainly on Islamic terrorists, it begins by addressing terrorist acts of a more homegrown variety. Stern interviews American terrorists here in the United States. The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord or CSA, a group of radical Christians, became one of the "most violent white supremacist centers of the 1980s" (Phelps)....   [tags: CSA Identity Christianity Domestic Terrorism]

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The Skystone and The Singing Sword

- The Skystone and The Singing Sword Marion Zimmer Bradley, a book critic, says The Skystone is "one of the most interesting historical novels that I've ever read, and I've read plenty"(Front cover). In writing, success is generally a direct result of an author being able to keep a reader interested. Jack Whyte is an interesting and successful author throughout The Skystone and The Singing Sword because of his development of characters and his ability to write strategically. Character development is an important element in a story because if readers feel strongly about the characters, they are interested in reading further, and are more apt to enjoy the novel....   [tags: Historical Novels Jack Whyte Essays]

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John Brown The Sword and the Word

- John Brown The Sword and the Word “I act from a principle,” and “I say, break the law” are not only the names of two out of the five parts in this book, but the words by which John Brown lived so passionately everyday. At earlier times in his life he lived by his sword as well. The Sword and the Word illustrates John Brown’s own ideas and intentions and how he lived by them. A main issue of this book is that truly a man of his word who believed that morals should outweigh the law of the land, John Brown lived and died for the abolition of slavery and did as much if not more for that cause than many other slaves or free men....   [tags: essays papers]

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Charlemagne by the Sword and the Cross

- Charlemagne by the Sword and the Cross "By the sword and the cross," Charlemagne became master of Western Europe. It was falling into decay when Charlemagne became joint king of the Franks in 768. Except in the monasteries, people had all but forgotten education and the arts. Boldly Charlemagne conquered barbarians and kings alike. By restoring the roots of learning and order, he preserved many political rights and revived culture. Charlemagne's grandfather was Charles Martel, the warrior who crushed the Saracens....   [tags: Papers]

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The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White

- It’s everywhere. It surrounds me and tracks me down like an unyielding shadow. I often ponder about this magical illusion that I am enveloped in, and find myself dumbfounded with the outcome. What is it. How can I rid of this “thing'; that tugs on my sleeve and has me tied down relentlessly. There’s no explanation, it’s just there. Itlingers mysteriously above my head as if a lonely moon hung high in the midnight sky,illuminating a faint glimmer of mist above the surface of the dark pool water....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Sword in the Stone: Disney's Version vs. T.H. White

- The story of King Arthur is widely known, either his beginnings told in The Sword in the Stone or how he led the Knights of the Round Table. While there are many version of his story T. H. White’s written version and Disney’s animated version of The Sword in the Stone are two of the most recognized versions. Most movies have the ability to embody the original intent of the book they were based upon. Disney’s movie version of T. H. White’s rendition of The Sword in the Stone, however, while portraying the correct story, does not truly convey enough elements of White’s version to be effective in telling the original story....   [tags: film, literature, King Arthur]

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Trying Out One 's New Sword

- In the reading, “Trying Out One’s New Sword,” British philosopher Mary Midgley attempts to warn us of the view against ethical judgment, which is the view that judgments can only be vindicated relative to one’s own beliefs and cultures. Midgley argues that believing in only the customs of each specific culture brings out separation and divides people from understanding and criticizing one another. In this paper, I aim to clarify and describe Midgley’s point of view, which she often refers to as an isolation barrier, and conclude the paper by giving two reasons as to why I believe Midgley’s argument is incorrect....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Samurai, Anthropology]

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Taking Back the Holy Land, Religiously or for the Sword

- Taking Back the Holy Land, Religiously or for the Sword The Crusades have been a heated and debated topic for centuries. The main reason the crusades started was because of religious factors and the promise of indulgences by going to the Holy Land and defending all of Christendom from the infidels (p. 102). This brings us to a second point which is, the personal gain for Christians in the East and an expansion of economic and territory to the East (p. 111). Christians wanted to take back the Holy Land from the Moslems and reclaim it for Christendom....   [tags: European History]

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Sword in the Stone by T. H. White, Bill Peet

- In the story “Sword in the Stone” the Wart learns some valuable life educating lessons that will help him in the long run. When Sir Ector, and his friend, Sir Grummore Grummursum are at the drinking port they decide they should go on a quest to find a tutor for his sons, the Wart and Kay. A new tutor was needed since their old tutor went crazy. It was a busy time of the year and Sir Ector did not have the time to find a tutor. After a day of difficult working in the hay fields the Wart and Kay decide to go hawking....   [tags: warts, king arthur]

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John Herdman: The Study of the Double

- In his critical essay “The Emergence and Development of the Double Theme' and 'The Russian Double” John Herdman explores the numerous varieties in which the concept of the ‘double.’ He described that the Romantics see the double most often when the “protagonist [are] confronted with an embodiment of the dark forces from within their own natures” and they associate this concept with the idea of Fate. They argue that because the double stems from within, the protagonist’s inability to escape their destiny is synonymous to an act of Fate....   [tags: Fate, Ernest Jones, Jean-Paul Richter]

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The Legend of King Arthur

- ... Merlin went to the archbishop of Canterbury and counseled him to gather all the great Lords in London at the upcoming Christmas celebration. There at St. Paul’s cathedral, a miracle would occur that would reveal the identity of the rightful King. After the great congregation of Lords, Thomas Malory noticed something strange in the church courtyard. “ a great stone four feet- square, like marble stone, and in the midst there of was an anvil of steel, a foot of high, and therein stuck a fair sword that said thus: whose pullet out this sword out of this stone and anvil is rightly King of all England.” Many mighty men tried to pull the sword out from the stone but none could take the weapon...   [tags: Wizard, Sword]

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Gender : Female Weapon : A Half And Half Sword

- Name: Aemilia Livius/ Cassius District: 2, Masonry Age: 16 Gender: Female Weapon: A half and half sword is her weapon of choice, but she 's also learned how to use throwing knives from her sister after receiving a handcrafted set for her mother. Appearance: Elle is as delicate looking as a winter flower. With soft blonde hair that falls straight down and past her shoulders, she tries her best to fit the stereotype of being a gorgeous career. Her teeth are as bright as possible and stand out against her bright pink lips and tanned skin....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Parent]

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Double Consciousness Is It Good Or Bad?

- DOUBLE CONSCIOUSNESS What is double consciousness. Is it good or is it bad. Does it affect us or the people around us. What kind of impact does it have. Double consciousness is when you are an individual from a society and you adapt to that while growing up with another society’s culture simultaneously. The identity is divided into a few levels. For example, how you act when you are alone or with your own and the way you act outside or in larger groups. Most of America continues to live double consciousness because it has many diverse societies and cultures within the “American” culture....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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Double Indemnity: A Conspiracy with Motives

- In Billy Wilder’s 1944 blockbuster hit Double Indemnity, a fast-talking insurance salesman named Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) visits the home of the seductive Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) to renew the insurance policy on her husband’s automobiles. A romantic affair shortly ensues, and Walter is soon coerced by Phyllis into plotting a murder. Walter then comes up with an idea to receive double the amount Phyllis had previously intended, and they eventually deceive Mr. Dietrichson (Tom Powers) by making him sign a double indemnity insurance policy which in return states that the widow will receive full compensation on behalf of the bearer’s death....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Race for the Double Helix: An Analysis

- 1. What were your first impressions of the main characters. James Watson: He can be seen as someone who is quick to judge, somewhat condescending, yet intelligent, suave, and dedicated to his work. Francis Crick: He does the same research with Watson and they are both teammates. He is also eager to know what is in DNA and the relationship of it with the double-helix, but at the same time is disorganised, and expected Watson to do a majority of work. Rosalind Franklin: Seeing a woman as a scientist during this time is somewhat rare, so the fact that she has taken up this profession show that she is persistent, dedicated, and smart....   [tags: cinematography, film, ]

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The Closet, And Living A Double Life

- Gay male, lesbian, and transsexual networks/communities, and cultural practices often had their own differences that coincided with meshing similarities. From the late 1940s to the 1960s, these identities were shaped through experiences of “the closet” and living a “double life,” among other factors. Alan Berubé explores the war’s impact on homosexual identity, speaking for both gay males and lesbians in “Marching to a Different Drummer: Lesbian and Gay GIs in World War II.” In “We Walk Alone,” Ann Aldrich helps identify the varying types of lesbians, addressing their intimate relationships with each other that are becoming more visible....   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Transgender, Lesbian]

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The Structure Of Dna Is A Double Helix

- This book is about the process that the author, James D. Watson, and his colleague, Francis Crick went through in order to discover that the structure of DNA is a double helix. To begin the story Watson recounts how he met Crick, who was a rather energetic character that actively engaged himself in in work. Watson then goes more in depth about the relationships that he had with other scientist such as Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin, or “Rosy” as she was referred to by Watson in the novel....   [tags: DNA, Francis Crick, James D. Watson]

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Double Consciousness and the American Narrative

- The American Narrative includes a number of incidents throughout American history, which have shaped the nation into what it is today. One of the significant issues that emerged was slavery, and the consequent emancipation of the slaves, which brought much confusion regarding the identification of these new citizens and whether they fit into the American Narrative as it stood. In The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B Dubois introduces the concept of double consciousness as “the sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others” (Dubois 3)....   [tags: African American identity]

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Molecular Biology And The Double Helix

- Molecular Biology and The Double Helix Molecular biology became a new field scientific field in the 1950s that built upon 19th and 20th century cellular and genetic investigations. Molecular studies pushed physical scientists and their instruments to study the life sciences that yielded plenty of discoveries. These investigations allowed for the discovery of proteins, nucleic acids (RNA/DNA), and the structure of the double helix. Justus Von Liebig (1803-73) continued protein molecule analysis after the work of Gerardus Mulder in the 1830s....   [tags: DNA, Francis Crick, James D. Watson, Light]

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Analysis of the film Double Indemnity

- Double Indemnity (dir. Billy Wilder 1944) is a film about an insurance sales man Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) that falls for a highly sexual, scandalous woman, Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) who attempts to kill her husband. Even though Walter dismisses Phyllis attempt to purchase life insurance policy for her husband; he is unable to stay away from Phyllis for long. In the time they spend together, Walter and Phyllis try to hatch a fool-proof plan to get rid of her husband and get a double indemnity from the insurance company....   [tags: film noir, gender, sex, crime]

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Analysis Of ' The Double Theft '

- In trying to determine is a story is an urban legend or not, there are several different topics examined within the contents of the story. One of these is regarding how long the story has been around, for stories that are modern are what we consider urban legends and not folktales. A tale that has been around for a significant period of time, but what we would still consider ‘modern’ is “The Double Theft” from The Criminal Mind chapter. In this story, the beginning sentence is, ‘This “true” story was told to me back in 1970 in Silver Spring, Maryland” (Harold, 308)....   [tags: Legend, Urban legend, Folklore, Urban legends]

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The Discovery Of The Double Helix

- The Discovery of the Double Helix Today, the 1953 discovery of the double helix, “the twisted-ladder structure” of DNA, by James Watson and Francis Crick, constitutes one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of science. The discovery has given rise to the molecular biology of today and generated new insights into genetic coding upon which today’s multi-billion dollar biotechnology industry is founded. It laid the groundwork for other scientific achievements, including modern forensics and the mapping of the human genome....   [tags: DNA, Francis Crick, Gene, Genetics]

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The World Full Of Double Standards

- We live in a world where if a man raped a woman, it’s the end of the world full of traumatizing memories and yet if a woman were to rape a man, there would be other women out there just condoning it as if that was ok. Yes, my approach was strong, but I truly believe we live in a world full of double standards, making it a little difficult to live under some circumstances. I feel outraged and disappointed that there isn’t much gender equality out there, but there are feminists and meninists, which I believe isn’t a real thing due to how extreme these people get....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Want, WANT]

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The Moral Dilemma Of Double Crossing

- Everyone will at some point in their lives face a dilemma which they cannot figure out. They find that the situation is unfair, even that there may be no real outcomes which are good. Others come across these situations and look to people for answers. “How do I solve this problem?” or “would this be O.K?” are common questions a lot of people don’t want to answer themselves. These situations are very complicated and have a lot of different elements which need to be considered. The topic that is going to be given a try to be solved is a predicament on whether you should “double-cross a swindler”....   [tags: Ethics, Utilitarianism, Morality, American films]

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The Double Consciousness Of A Black American

- Introduction Sprouted from slavery, the African American culture struggled to ground itself steadily into the American soils over the course of centuries. Imprisoned and transported to the New World, the African slaves suffered various physical afflictions, mental distress and social discrimination from their owners; their descendants confronted comparable predicaments from the society. The disparity in the treatment towards the African slaves forged their role as outliers of society, thus shaping a dual identity within the African American culture....   [tags: Slavery, Black people, Afro-Latin American]

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A Study On A Double Blind Study

- A double-blind study was performed, in order to determine whether health young men performing prolonged resistance-typed exercise training would have increased muscle mass and strength when protein supplements were consumed before sleeping. Forty-one health young men participated in a supervised progressive resistance-typed exercise training, which were performed three times a week for a total of twelve weeks. In addition, the participants were required to consume a bottle consisting of either a protein or noncaloric placebo drink prior to sleeping on a daily basis....   [tags: Myosin, Muscle, Muscular system, Metabolism]

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Amistad: The Double Nature of Slavery

- Amistad is a 1997 movie that portrays the 1839 mutiny aboard an illegal slave ship called La Amistad. It focuses on the 1841 Supreme Court case where the American justice system is giving the job of deciding what is supposed to happen to the Africans aboard La Amistad, the ship’s captains, the ships and all of the other property aboard the ship. Leading to the rebellion aboard La Amistad, the main character, Cinque’ and a number of his fellow Africans had been illegal stolen and were being brought to the Americas by the Spanish travelers to be sold into slavery....   [tags: Film Review]

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The Double Life of Closeted Gays

- Imagine living your life pretending to be someone you are not. Of course hiding who you really are is going to have an effect on you in many ways. In “The Shadow Side of Everyday Life,” Zweig and Abrams suggest that every person has a shadow and “the shadow acts like a psychic immune system, defining what is self and what is not-self”(325). They also believe that our shadows contain dark qualities. When a homosexual person passes as straight, they suppress a dark shadow that is hidden from the world....   [tags: Social Stigma]

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Paraphrasing : A Double Entry Journal

- Paraphrasing: Paraphrasing is very similar to a summary, but instead of shortening what an author has said, a paraphrase is reworded. When paraphrasing, credit should always be given or it could be considered plagiarized. It is both a writing and reading strategy because it requires both of these. People need to read a piece of writing, then interpret and rewrite the author’s ideas. Paraphrasing is very useful when it comes to writing about a topic because it is saying something in a way that makes sense and is written to a particular audience....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Five paragraph essay, Writer]

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Double Lives in Victorian Literature

- The existence of a “dark double” abounds in many literary works of the Victorian Era. These “dark doubles” are able to explore the forbidden and repressed desires of the protagonist, and often represent the authors own rebellion against inhibitions in a morally straight-laced societal climate. The “dark doubles” in these stories are able to explore the socially unacceptable side of human nature, and it is through these “dark doubles” that many of the main characters (and through them, the reader), are able to vicariously explore and experience the illicit, forbidden, and often exciting underbelly of what was considered deviant behavior....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Double Standards For A Woman

- According to Merriam Webster dictionary, a double standard is a situation in which two people, groups, etc., are treated very differently from each other in a way that is unfair to one of them. For years and years there has always been an issue when it comes to double standards. Women have been given them since the beginning of time; whether it is in their relationships with the opposite sex, the household duties, or simply having an opinion. Double standards are still effective in today’s world....   [tags: Female, Woman, Gender, The Scarlet Letter]

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Benjamin Bancroft- The Double Agent

- Events leading up to the American Revolutionary War played a key role in what one would define as double agent operations. What is a double agent. The Merriam-Webster describes a double agent as serving one government while in reality the agent is spying for another government. One such double agent was Dr. Edward Bancroft. Researchers have played the epic game of tug of war with the idea that Edward Bancroft was a double agent spying for both, the Great Britain and the United States of America....   [tags: American Revolutionary War, American History]

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The Awakening Of Double Consciousness

- Self awareness of a person’s identity can lead to a challenging scope of ascertaining moving forward: the moment he/she has an earth- shattering revelation comprehending, they of African descendant and they are a problem. The awakening of double-consciousness grew within the literary cannon sensing the pressure of duality in the works of Native Son and The Bluest Eye, Richard Wright and Toni Morrison respectively create two characters who deal with this struggle. It is illustrated through both text how society creates situations that impose the characters Bigger and Pecola encountering extreme measures in the mind frame of double consciousness in their pursuit of survival physically, the sea...   [tags: Black people, African American, White people]

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The Contradiction Of Double Consciousness

- several projects. The contradiction of Double consciousness, leaves him feeling unfulfilled. He struggles to cope with the two identities, husband and employee. However he works to defeat this double conscious feeling by working with his service officer. He negotiates flexible working hours so he is able to fulfill his role in the company and his role as a husband without the two conflicting. The two concepts are perhaps the most powerful writing of the sheer burden of African-American in our society....   [tags: African American, Race, Racism, W. E. B. Du Bois]

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The Principle Of Double Effect

- The principle of double effect suggests that it is morally permissible to carry out an action which has two effects; one being positive, while the other is negative. With this in mind, there are certain criteria that need to be met. First, the act should be considered good or permissible. Any negative effects cannot be avoided in the event that the good criteria or action is carried out. Lastly, the negative effect is said to be a side effect of the positive or permissible aspect. Overall, the good should outweigh the bad effect....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Woman, Abortion]

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Radiography Of Double Collecting Systems

- Radiography of Double Collecting Systems: A Pediatric Pathology One of the major pediatric pathologies (diseases found in children) found today is what is known as a Double Collecting System, sometimes known as a duplex collecting system, which is considered a fusion of upper and lower pole moieties that is incomplete resulting in a variety of complete or incomplete duplications of the collecting system (Dr. Luijkx, Dr. Jones, 2010). There are many different varieties of this pathology and it can be discovered through many different ages....   [tags: Kidney, Ureter, Urinary bladder, Urinary system]

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Double Standards And Gender Roles

- Double Standards in Society Society is more satisfactory to men than it is for women, but there are areas in which women have the upper hand against men. While years ago girls were not allowed to do the things men did, and it is now more acceptable in society for women to do some of the same things as men. We have a vast issue with double standards and gender roles. When did it become okay for society to frown upon men or women just because they did something that is not accepted in this society that we live in....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Female]

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Bartleby the Scrivener: Lawyer Double

- Bartleby the Scrivener, by Herman Melville is a novella about a nameless lawyer who has in his employ a scrivener named Bartleby. Bartleby, throughout the novella, has different periods of work. In the beginning, he does his scrivening without reprimand or without hesitation, but as the novella progresses his attitude toward work changes drastically. Mordecai Marcus’ critical essay on the novella makes some good points, such that Bartleby is a psychological double for the lawyer, he represents a subliminal death drive within himself, and the conflict between absolutism and free will....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bartleby the Scrivener]

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Marlowe and Shakespeare: Double Identity?

- Is it double identity, or is it just wishful thinking. Some say that Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare are actually one and the same. Others say it is all “poppy-cock.” It could just be a romantic notion. Shakespeare, or someone helping Shakespeare, took the subject matter from Marlowe's four plays and used them to create thirty-eight plays of his own, but was Shakespeare Christopher Marlowe in disguise. When the evidence is reviewed, the idea that Christopher Marlowe faked his death and resurfaced as William Shakespeare becomes quite believable....   [tags: Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare]

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Dna And The Double Helix

- The Dna is made out of two long twisted strands called the double helix. Dna is short for deoxyribonucleic acid, which is a molecule that carries information into humans and all living organisms. The gene is a segment of Dna that is passed down from a parent to its children and confers a trait to the offspring. They determine weather you look like your mom, dad, or both of your parents. You either inherit their good genes or there not so good genes. (www.//geneed.nim.nih.gov/) The Dna was first observed by Swiss Biochemist Fedric Miescher in the late 1800’s....   [tags: DNA, Gene, Genetics, Bacteria]

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The Double Helix By Watson

- In The Double Helix, Watson does not hide how competition influenced his work on DNA structure. Throughout his book, Watson references his main competitor, Linus Pauling, a chemist from The California Institute of Technology: In Chapter 20, Watson was glad that Pauling did not pose “an immediate threat on the DNA front” (151) since he had directed his attention to α-helices. In Chapter 22, Watson and Crick celebrate Pauling’s published error on hydrogen bonds, stating, “Though the odds still appeared against us, Linus had not yet won his Nobel” (175-6)....   [tags: DNA, Francis Crick, James D. Watson, Nobel Prize]

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The Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima And Nagasaki

- The fact that the United States resolved to drop an atomic bomb over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan shocked many people, including U.S. citizens. The U.S. chose a brutal weapon when choosing the atomic bomb, as proven by the thousands of deaths it caused. Today, some people still question the motives for such a ruthless choice of weaponry. The atomic bomb, however destructive and questionable, seemed to be the only way to ensure “unconditional surrender” of the Japanese. The atomic bomb was, in fact, “a clear step designated to force Japan’s unconditional surrender;” however, this statement fails to give attention to the larger picture that influenced the U.S.’s decision to use the atomic bo...   [tags: World War II, Empire of Japan, Soviet Union]

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The Arnolfini Double Portrait

- ​One of the most noteworthy northern European writers of the Renaissance was the Flemish painter, Jan van Eyck. Although there are few records about his early life and rise to prominence, the Van Eyck family was well regarded within the Burgundian Netherlands which allowed historians to surmise that he was born in the 1380s. After years of travelling through various northern courts and gaining esteem, Jan van Eyck painted perhaps his most famous work, The Arnolfini Double Portrait. This work has been the subject of a great deal of critical analysis as a piece of Renaissance art....   [tags: flemish painter, jan van eyck]

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Billy Wilder's Double Idemnity

- Double Indemnity - Scene Analysis Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity is one of the best representatives of the film noir era in Hollywood as it contains all the main characteristics of the genre. The general darkness present throughout the movie is embodied in the plot which reveals the moral bankruptcy of the main characters. It is also present in the mise-en-scene choices such as the dark costumes and modest lighting with the great emphasis on shadows (Allyn 1978, p. 117). The main character’s voice-over, another important film noir characteristic, brings this darkness to life and communicates it to the audience with brutal honesty....   [tags: Scene Analysis, Characters, Genres, Film Analysis]

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Abortion: A Double Standard

- One of the most controversial issues in America today is abortion. Abortion is the killing of innocent human beings. The numbers of abortion is going up dramatically. Each year doctors are killing babies who could become heroes and leaders one day. Many families are waiting to adopt. It is simply unfair and inhumane to take the life of an innocent baby that is unable to defend itself. During abortion, babies in the womb can feel every pain that an adult would feel going through a same process. Abortion is completely, ethically, and morally wrong because it creates a double standard regarding human life, also there are many families wanting to adopt, and our future leaders and heroes could po...   [tags: adoption, murder, child]

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Double Consciousness in Immigration

- I can recall many instances where “double consciousness” (female and person of colour) was a factor in the discrimination I experienced. I remember the first time I became aware of my location in Toronto. I was in grade school and a boy called me a “nigger”. The teacher heard and told him to apologize, as it was not a nice thing to say. He unwillingly apologized and that was the end of it. He was not properly reprimanded, his parents were not informed of the incident and neither was mine. Similarly, I did not tell my mother because I was confident she would have spoken to the teacher and I was embarrassed1....   [tags: Color, Sex, Status]

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