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Drunken Drivers Test : Drunk Driving

- Drunken Drivers Test Drunk Driving is defined as: Operating a motor vehicle while one 's blood alcohol content is above the legal limit set by statute, which supposedly is the level at which a person cannot drive safely. State statutes define the legal limit to be between .08 and .10 depending on what state you’re in. Every 51 minutes in America, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash(MADD). That equates to 27 people every day. Which comes to a total of at least 9,855 deaths in a year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 32% of fatal car crashes involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian (MADD)....   [tags: Drunk driving, Driving under the influence]

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The Fight Of Remedying Binge Drinking And Drunken Driving

- In 1989, lawmakers became extremely concerned with the dramatic increase in drunken driving, thus banned happy hour in several states including Illinois. Only in relatively recent news has the legislation been uplifted. The lawmakers followed a lead spearheaded by DuPage County, which concluded that the most optimal solution towards remedying binge drinking and drunken driving was to ban happy hour. In the years prior to the establishment of the law making happy hour illegal, it was recorded that alcohol-related crashes made up almost 50 percent of all fatal crashes in the state of Illinois....   [tags: Rhetoric, Drinking culture]

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College Sex: The Consequences of a Drunken Night’s Endeavors

- College Sex: The Consequences of a Drunken Night’s Endeavors We have all heard, read, or been involved with this phenomenon called college sex. It has become an aspect of the whole “college experience” in North American colleges. In one study conducted by Amanda Hollman and Alan Sillars ,with students from a public university from northwestern United States, about “70–80% of college students in some samples reported sexual hookups”. We have now established that casual sex among college students is quiet frequent, but what exactly is college sex....   [tags: Alcohol, Pregnancy]

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Drunken Santa

- Drunken Santa Drunken Santa is a work that creates a miracle of equilibrium. What seemed like a clash of an opposite spectrum's colors became the unlikely harmony in this painting. Jaisini's artistic vision here is formed from two components of physical and emotional states of being. Freezing and heating serve as a symbol to a human need for warming up from the chill of solitude by means known to people at all times. The artist pursues his art philosophical quest for worldly knowledge that had left its traces in many of his works....   [tags: essays papers]

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drunken fool

- A Drunken Fool 1. INT. A BAR – NIGHT Sitting at a run-down smoky bar, TOM, a middle-aged photographer, while drunk tells a story to a off-screen character. TOM (Mumbling loudly) What’s my problem. I’ll tell you my problem. See, I work my ass off all day, I’m a photographer and a really shitty one. I can’t seem to do anything right even if I try my hardest. I let my nephew and his friends down. Tom takes a first shot, starting a line of empty shot glasses. Takes a long pause and starts talking again....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Drunken Mother

- A Drunken Mother, wow where do I start. This book really gets one to thinking of what it was and, in some cases is like to be a woman. This book was one of which I would never even think to read just cause of the title. The title to me suggests that it is a book by a woman for a woman and is written in a way for mothers to understand. But in fact it’s the opposite it written in a way for all to see the trials her life. Nancy starts off by learning that then man in the house is boss at an early age....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Violence of Child Abuse in My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke

- ... Hence, it can be predicted that the mother and their son are waiting in the kitchen for the father to return from work leading to the poem ultimately set in the kitchen. There are many sensory details that can be portrayed through this poem. A waltz is a type of dance in which couples sway back and forth as they go round and round. A reader’s emotions do the same throughout the poem. The poem is like a seesaw of emotions, “where the elements of joy (the figure of the waltz, the playful rhymes, the rhythm), are balanced against the elements of fear” (Fong 78)....   [tags: poem, sensory, drunken]

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My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke

- ... This gives us yet another spin on our emotions. This pattern is repeated throughout this poem, and the waltz soon spins fast out of control to a point where we can only focus on the sequence of whirling emotion rather than coherent overall feelings. This leads to the positive and negative reading. On the positive note, it shows a hardworking father who returns from work and playfully dances with his son that he loves before taking him to bed. The whiskey on his breath is not necessarily negative due to the factors of the working class culture in 1948 when this poem was published....   [tags: poem analysis, drunken father]

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Smashed: Story Of A Drunken Girlhood by Koren Zailckas

- Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood is Koren Zailckas' account of life as an alcoholic. It traces her life from her first drink, when she was fourteen, to her last, at twenty-two; Smashed chronicles Zailckas' struggle with alcohol abuse, in an effort to explain the binge drinking phenomenon that plagues America's youth. When Koren was fourteen her friend Natalie found a bottle of Whiskey at Natalie's parents' cabin. This would be her first experience, of many, with alcohol....   [tags: Review, alcoholism]

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The Is A State Known For Many Things : Cheese, Football, And Drinking

- Wisconsin is a state known for many things: cheese, football, and drinking. The culture of drinking is, out of these three one of the most prominent one of them all, particularly in our area of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, there is a total of 3,043 bars with 360 in LaCrosse alone. But with the drinking culture comes the issue known as drunk driving. Over the years, though it seems it’s getting worse and worse with each passing year as many are getting busted with DUI’s and OUI’s. In 2012 alone, 33,000 people were convicted of drunken driving related offenses in Wisconsin alone (Drunk Driving/Alcohol Related Traffic Offenses, 2014)....   [tags: Alcohol law, Drunk driving, Blood alcohol content]

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We Need Stricter Laws for Drunk Driving (DUI)

- Drunk driving is when an individual drives a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level over the legaly permited limit. Driving under the influence of alcohol is a major health problem in the United States as it accounts for a high number of road fatalities; hence, there is a need for stricter drunk driving rules in the United States in order to reduce drunken driving fatalities. There is a need for the introduction and implementation of new drunk driving laws by the legislature, because presently the united States drunk driving laws are too lenient....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive Essays]

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Sherman Alexie's Every Little Hurricane and Amusements

- The perception of Native Americans from mainstream America is far from the reality of the true culture of the Native American community. Most Americans would stereotype the Natives as a humorless and serious group of people, because of the traditions of the tribal communities and the years of mistreatment from the government. However, contemporary Native American authors, such as Sherman Alexie and Louise Erdrich, have disproved the perception of the Native American people through their writing....   [tags: survival humor, Native American reality writing]

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Analysis Of Raskolnikov 's ' The '

- Before Raskolnikov murders the pawnbroker, he has a vivid nightmare filled with subconscious memories childhood memories and from recent encounters with various people. In the dream, Raskolnikov is a child once again taking a walk with his father in his hometown. The main events of the dream occur at the drinking house Raskolnikov and his father would pass on their walk through town (Dostoyevsky 67). The drinking house is a source of fear for the young Raskolnikov due to the “hoarse and ugly singing, and…many drunken and frightening characters” (Dostoyevsky 67)....   [tags: Unconscious mind, Sigmund Freud, Psychology]

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Analysis Of A Song Of Despair By Pablo Neruda

- In the poem “A song of Despair” Pablo Neruda chronicles the reminiscence of a love between two characters, with the perspective of the speaker being shown in which the changes in their relationship from once fruitful to a now broken and finished past was shown. From this Neruda attempts to showcase the significance of contrasting imagery to demonstrate the Speaker’s various emotions felt throughout experience. This contrasting imagery specifically develops the reader’s understanding of abandonment, sadness, change, and memory....   [tags: Love, Emotion, Feeling, Pablo Neruda, Flower]

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The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe

- Edgar Allen Poe, the author of “The Cask of Amontillado,” translates the writings of Montresor over fifty years after his act of vengeance is committed. Through Poe’s writing, in Montresor’s words, we see that Montresor committed the perfect crime without any repercussions. Montresor vowed to end Fortunato’s life due to the “thousands of injuries” Montresor endured from Fortunato. When Fortunato insulted Montresor for the last time, this was the final straw which drove Montresor to plot a devious plan that would bring Fortunato’s life to a halt....   [tags: The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe]

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Putting a Curfew on Buying Alcohol

- ... There many myths that one may have heard would help them overcome alcohol poisoning, but none of them are true. One must know what not to do. Lang explains that one should never, “leave someone to sleep it off. The amount of alcohol in someone’s blood continues to rise even when they’re not drinking. That’s because alcohol in the digestive system carries on being absorbed into the bloodstream. Too much alcohol in the blood stops the body working properly. Give them a coffee. Alcohol dehydrates the body....   [tags: drunk driving accidents prevention]

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Perceptions of Reality and False Reality

- Abercrombie states that the human brain plays an active role in shaping the information presented to us, based on one’s past experiences. Kahneman claims that the human mind uses two systems of thinking, System 1 and System 2, where System 2 is more active and effortful than System 1. I attempt to illustrate how Abercrombie and Kahneman's ideal concepts of the perception of reality are applicable to real situations, by referring to the following three readings: Jung’s “The Personal and the Collective Unconscious,” Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave,” and Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” The three readings relate to Abercrombie and Kahneman, considering the overlapping concepts of reality,...   [tags: brain, metaphors, ignorance, situations]

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The Death Of The Dying Body

- Boom. Boom. Boom. That is the gunshot noises of the high caliber weapons that are being shot through the air. The bullets without any compassion piercing through the bodies of the adversary making them die in agony as the blood drips slowly onto the dark pavement. The reflection of the dying body can be seen through the pool of blood as the victim breathes it final breath. The casualty may contemplate as to why they have been shot and if living such a violent lifestyle was the correct thing to do....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Sociology, Criminology]

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The Celebration Of New York City

- With all the traditions that come with this time of year, there is one in particular that my friends and I have not celebrated since we started having kids and the holidays became all about them (thanks for ruining Christmas, kids). Every year, after the tree in Rockefeller Center went up, we would gather as many of us as we could and we 'd venture into New York City. Some years we had as many as forty people. Friends of friends added to the crowd. Our tradition was to first go down to Greenwich Village for a few drinks then uptown to Rockefeller Center and see the tree, fighting the crowds all the way there....   [tags: New York City, Rockefeller Center, Piano]

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An Analysis Of Rip Van Winkle 's ' The Mind Pieces Of American Literature '

- How does a short story based on borrowed ideas, misogyny, and transformation come to be one of the most widely read and loved pieces of American literature. The answer is simple: by using memorable and an amiable protagonist that is easy to relate to. “Rip Van Winkle” is the story of Rip, a man tormented by his wife, escaping into the mountains and falling into a deep sleep for twenty years. When he wakes up, he finds himself twenty years in the future and free of his tyrant of a wife – at least according to most interpretations....   [tags: Alcoholism, Drinking culture, Rip Van Winkle]

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The Theme of Vision in John Wyndham´s The Day of the Triffids

- John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids explores the theme of vision, in both a literal and symbolic manner. The literal vision represents the Triffids and their ability to impair an individual’s vision. The characters that can see, have to see this situation through which is the represent of a symbolic vision. Though there are two meanings of vision, the common vision needs to be established quickly and precisely in order to help the individuals who are visually impaired. In the novel, The Day of the Triffids, absence of vision leads to the failure of society, the failure of small groups and the ultimate failure to support one another....   [tags: upport, groups, society, failure, vision]

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The Five I's of of Transcendentalism in the Modern Day

- According to the New York Times, teenagers listen to an average of 2.5 hours of music in a singular day. The messages coming through in each song may vary between drug/alcohol reference or transcendentalism. No matter where there is music, there is a lesson to be learned through ideas that Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau created. Though transcendentalism is a relatively foreign word to most, it can be defined by using five i's: individualism, inspiration, intuition, idealism and imagination which are displayed on all platforms of music today....   [tags: Transcendentalist Essays]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Zaabalwi ' By Nagub Mahfouz

- Zaabalawi The story "Zaabalwi", written by Nagub Mahfouz, is about a narrator 's quest for the Islamic mystic Zaabalwi. The story takes place in Cairo and the narrator looks high and low to find this mysterious character. The people of Cairo see Zaabalwi as a saint of sorts, who possesses physical healing and religious salvation. In all regards, it is an obvious symbol that has significance relating to spirituality. The narrator of the story has an incurable disease and believes that Zaabalwi can heal him because of what his father told him as a young boy....   [tags: Religion, God, Spirituality, Religious ecstasy]

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Irony : Hiding A Serious Topic With Humor

- Irony: Hiding a Serious Topic with Humour Alcoholism is a mental illness that is related to addiction, and difficult to free oneself from. In Frank O’Connor’s, “The Drunkard”, it becomes clear that the author uses irony as a means to show how alcoholism disrupts ones family, and affects them both socially and mentally. Due to Mick’s lack of responsibility, the Delaney family is often misjudged, and this also creates some tension between the family members when he goes to drink. For example, the mother must find work so they can afford for Mr....   [tags: Alcoholism, Drinking culture]

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Robert Hayden 's Poem ' The Diver '

- According to Sigmund Freud, “the uncanny is that class of the frightening which leads back to what is known of old and long familiar” (825). In Robert Hayden’s poem The Diver, the uncanny sneaks upon the reader as the speaker is descending further into the depths of the sea, and the unconscious. The use of Freud 's uncanny evokes fear and uncertainty in the reader as they delve deeper into the unconscious. Hayden uses alliteration to play with repression and turns familiar scenes into the unfamiliar to emphasize swimming in and out of the conscious and unconscious mind....   [tags: Unconscious mind, Mind, Consciousness]

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Proposed Repercussions for Driving Under the Influence

- A few years ago my grandmother was on her way home from her cabin late in the afternoon. A drunk driver failed to stay in his lane on the road and hit her car head on. The intoxicated driver fled on foot but was found hiding in a corn field by a police officer shortly after the accident. After spending several days in the hospital and several months recovering, my grandmother later found out that this driver fled the scene of the accident because he did not have a valid driver’s license. It had been revoked previously due to a DUI offense; however, this was not his first offense....   [tags: Effects and Overview]

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On The Sidewalk Bleeding By Evan Hunter

- On the Sidewalk Bleeding is a short story by Evan Hunter about a young man named Andy who is part of a gang. The story takes place during the last minutes Andy 's life, which is a member of a gang called 'The Royals ', as shown by a symbolic jacket he 's wearing. He got in a fierce rumble when he left his girlfriend to buy cigarettes and got stabbed by a member of a rival gang, The Guardians. He is slow to realize the severity of his wound, at first proud to have taken a hit for his group. Soon, however, Andy realizes that he is dying....   [tags: Short story, Boy, Fiction, Police]

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A Pretty Picture Of Alcoholism Is Impossible

- Drowning in Her Drink Painting a pretty picture of alcoholism is impossible. Survivor stories are few and far between. Unlike other ailments, alcoholism creates barriers between the drinker and their support system. Family members are forced to keep their distance in an effort to avoid being hurt or used by the alcoholic. Family and friends eventually realize helping the alcoholic is actually hurting them. An alcoholic will usually lean on one or two people who they think will always be there to pick up the pieces....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse, Family, Parent]

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The Rising Concerns of Underage Drinking

- Alcohol is a drink that possesses a seducing effect to tempt many citizens. Adults worldwide consume countless cans of beers, wine, vodkas, and other alcohol beverages. However, its luring quality has been secretly shared to minors, resulting to a problem called Underage Drinking. This situation has existed for quite some time. In the past, underage drinking was considered a miniscule crime, and wasn’t strictly restrained or monitored. As we continued to remain oblivious, numbers of adolescent drinkers have gradually increased as they used the tolerant rules to their advantage....   [tags: alcohol, health, wellness]

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The For A Family History Project

- “Huh. Never knew that.” Sitting at his computer a twelve year old version of myself looked intently at a computer screen. “This does explain the coat of arms Dad has hanging in the toilet though.” While researching for a family history project the young Tom ahd stumbled onto some surprising information. His last name, Drummond, is a historically Scottish name. “Always told I was English but whatever”.Originating in the highlands of Scotland the Drummond family has an extensive noble lineage. The current head of the family or clan holds the title of Earl of Perth and there is even a Scottish Queen somewhere back in the history....   [tags: Mother, Father, Family, Mother insult]

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Should Tougher Dui Laws Be Enacted?

- The question “Should tougher DUI laws be enacted?” has several pros and cons to answer this that people want to know. Throughout various projects and studies people have done it has determined that it could go both ways. People want something to be done with drunk drivers all over the world because they have cause accidents and kill/injure people and could walk away without any consequences. People do not realize how much of a problem drinking and driving can cause, not only in the United States but all over the world....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Drunk driving, Alcohol law]

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Bush Must Go By Bill Press

- Bush Must Go was written by Author and columnist Bill Press, and in this essential and timely handbook, Bill Press focuses on the 10 most important reasons why the president doesn 't deserve a second term it doesn 't matter whether your priority is the economy, health care, the war on terror, or Homeland Security. George W. Bush is on the wrong side of all issues, and Bush must go. “Bill press is a very informed man on the issues of prior president Bush, because he is a man who is in the atmosphere of politics....   [tags: George W. Bush, President of the United States]

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Drunk Driving : Cause And Effect

- Drunk driving is a severe offense around the world and if caught driving under the influence severe punishment follows. Taking cold showers or drinking water or strong coffee cannot remove the blood alcohol content in the body. Only time can remove all alcohol from the body. Most people that drive under the influence of alcohol are knowledgeable that they are intoxicated; however, they make themselves believe that they are stable enough to operate a motor vehicle. Many fatalities can be caused by drunk driving, such as becoming a paraplegic or even worse death....   [tags: Drunk driving, Driving under the influence]

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Drunk Driving, be the Difference

- It’s May 5, 2012. It’s a Saturday night after a stressful week of school. It’s an ordinary spring day. We had been at Truman Lake on the water all day, looking forward to a great night of racing. The sun rose up, the heat was reaching the upper nineties, and conditions were beautiful for a night filled with racing. My uncle had box tickets to the Impact Night at Wheatland Speedway. My mom, dad, brother, and three of our family friends all piled into our seven passenger SUV to head down to Wheatland, MO....   [tags: car crash, law enforcement, sober]

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I Talk About The Restaurant The ' O '

- In my podcast I talk about the restaurant the “O”. I discuss the experience of going there and what that’s like through my interviewee’s. My main goal was to address the state of the “O” as it is now and how that is mainly for inebriated college students as apposed to the wholesome family owned business that it seemed to sway more towards in the beginning. I attempted to accomplish this by discussing with my interviewees about what the state of the “O” is nowadays. I asked them about how the found out about the restaurant, what there opinion of what a normal crowd for the restaurant is, if the they would go again, and how they would describe this restaurant to someone else....   [tags: Interview, Question, The Point]

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The Truth About Cars And Cell Phones

- The truth about cars and cell phones In order to make efforts to avoid accidents while driving, to save lives and for the betterment of the nation, congress should pass a law banning all uses of cell phones by the drivers. Electronic devices have become a vital part of today’s life and their use has been increased day by day. Technlogy has made life much easier and stress free but it has made humans slave to it. Cell phones are amongst many other electronic devices that have both, their own benefits and drawbacks....   [tags: Mobile phone, Bluetooth, Push-button telephone]

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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

- Ernest Hemingway captures the essence and origins of nihilistic thought in “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”, written in a time of religious and moral confusion shortly after The Great War. The ideas expressed in this short story represent the post World War 1 thinking of Hemingway, and the notoriously nihilistic Lost Generation in Paris, which was greatly influenced by the many traumas of war. Learning from his unnerving experiences in battle, Hemingway enforces the idea that all humans will inevitably fade into eternal nothingness and everything valued by humans is worthless....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway]

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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

- Human Life: Torture of the Mind Ernest Hemingway captures the essence and origins of nihilistic thought in “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”, written in a time of religious and moral confusion shortly after The Great War. The ideas expressed in this short story represent the post World War 1 thinking of Hemingway, and the notoriously nihilistic Lost Generation in Paris, which was greatly influenced by the many traumas of war. Learning from his unnerving experiences in battle, Hemingway enforces the idea that all humans will inevitably fade into eternal nothingness and everything valued by humans is worthless....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway]

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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

- Ernest Hemingway developed his own style of writing and follows it in “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”. Hemingway’s elegance in writing is such that he indirectly gives all of the information to the reader without making any judgment; thus allowing one to create an opinion about every minute detail of the story. Hemingway illustrates his foundations of writing in “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” by providing small clues that provide an indirect view of the larger meaning. Hemingway illustrates one of his elements of writing, omission, by providing two waiters and their exchange of speech and actions with each other and their customer, the old man....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets: She Never Had a Chance

- Maggie Never Had a Chance “She imagined a future rose-tinted because of its distance from all she had experienced before,” (53). The distance from the broken furniture and drunken bawls was not far. Maggie’s new wonderful cultural experience was a short glimpse at New York’s museums with time spent at cheap theatres and dance halls. Instead of a fairy tale story, Crane told of reality in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets – the reality that would face a young girl from a dirt poor, chaotic existence....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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The Role of Loneliness in James Joyce's Ulysses

- The Role of Loneliness in James Joyce's Ulysses Have you ever had one of those days when the world seems cold and unfeeling. Where the people that surround you are far away and uncaring. Ulysses is about one of those days, and two people who are stuck within it, searching desperately for a way out. Loneliness runs like a thread through Ulysses, a novel by James Joyce. It constantly tugs at the character's minds, and drives their lives in subtle ways. Joyce drives the point home by giving a drab, grey description of the character's lives....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]

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Henry Flemming Age Comparison

- Henry Flemming Age Comparison Henry Flemming underwent a major change as he became older. He became more courageous as an older man than he was as a youth. It may have been that he had not matured at the time of the war or that the war had changed him and made him more courageous. Regardless the reason, the older Henry Flemming was much more courageous than he was as a youth and there are a few situations in which he was able to prove that his courage had grown. Many times Henry would sit around and tell his stories of war....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ralph Ellison’s Essay, Battle Royal

- In Ralph Ellison’s essay “Battle Royal” he describes a Negro boy, timid and compliant, comes to a white smoker in a Southern town: he is to be awarded a scholarship. Together with several other Negroes he is rushed to the front of the ballroom, where a sumptuous blonde tantalized and frightens them by dancing in the nude. Blindfolded, the Negro boys stage a “battle royal, “ a free-for-all in which they pummel each other to the drunken shouts of the whites. “Practical jokes,” humiliations, terrors—and then the boy delivers a prepared speech of gratitude to his white benefactors....   [tags: Battle Royal Essays]

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Different Approaches to Screen Violence

- Different Approaches to Screen Violence Violence is a strong issue in society. In a world that is surrounded by terrorism, aggression and crime, the way violence is represented in the media can be crucial. Most viewers define violence as an act that breaks out of a personal comfort zone and therefore opinions of how violent a scene is can differ. Arguments for the link between violence in the media and real life focus on the perpetrator of violence being unable to acknowledge the difference between reality and the fiction portrayed in film....   [tags: Papers]

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Urban Legend of Annie's Road

- The Legend of Annie's Road The following ghost story involving a ghost named “Anna” was first told to me by a person who lives near the ghost site. A New Jersey native, this girl was an eighteen-year-old college student. She came from a middle-class, predominantly white, suburban neighborhood. This story about Anna’s ghost was told to a group of other college students and me while eating dinner at the campus diner. The storyteller, I, and our group of friends began to discuss the things we teenagers do to occupy ourselves on weekend nights when we’re bored....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Alcohol and Drug Abuse

- Alcohol and Drug Abuse      Alcohol and drug abuse is one of biggest problems in United States today. It is not only a personal problem that dramatically affects individuals' lives, but is a major social problem that affects society as whole. "Drug and alcohol abuse", these phrases we hear daily on the radio, television or in discussions of social problem. But what do they mean or what do we think and understand by it. Most of us don't really view drug or alcohol use as a problem, if that includes your grandmother taking two aspirins when she has a headache or your friends having few beers or drinks on Saturday night....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]

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Moral Luck

- The case of moral luck was introduced by Williams Bernard and developed by Thomas Nagel in their articles respectively. Both raised the question whether luck can influence the judgment of morality. In this essay, the definition of moral luck and four kinds of moral luck by Williams and Nagel will be discussed through several case examples, and then followed with some arguments from Judith Andre, Donna Dickenson and David Enoch and Andrei Marmor who disagree with the concept of moral luck. Let take a simple example from Nagel’s paper to acquire a brief understanding on the idea of moral luck....   [tags: Analysis, Williams Bernard]

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Canterbury Tales Historical Si

- The Pardoners tale sheds much light on the conduct and thought of people in the dark ages, especially the menaces of society. This story reveals much about the morals, laws, and conventions in place during the dark ages. Even though the focus is on three drunken criminals, their encounters and conduct give clues as to what their society was up to. The story told is historically significant; it is based on the dark ages, and it is made to seem as true as possible. The events said to have happened were most likely there to make the reader believe that it has actually occurred....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Themes Found in The Black Cat, The Premature Burial, and The Cask of Amontillado

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A Stark Between The Real And The Surreal By Examining The Power Of Dreams

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An Analysis Of Lori Jakielas Book ' Belief Is Its Own Kind Of Truth

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Analysis Of The Poem ' My Papa 's Waltz ' By Theodore Roethke

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Born on the Fourth of July Movie

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

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Depiction of Class in Tess of the d’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy

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What Makes the Pardoner Corrupted in Geoffrey Chaucer The Pardoneer´s Tales

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Comparison Between Chomsky 's Film, Catherine As A Frail Young Woman

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Analysis Of ' My Papa 's Waltz ' By Theodore Roethke

- “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke can be interpreted in a few different ways. The most obvious one being that he was dancing around with his father, having so much fun that he did not want to stop. His father is very drunk though, which leads us to believe that it is no just a fun story of him and his father dancing one night. What Roethke is really trying to show us, is the abusive relationship he had with his father. One of the ways Roethke has described the abusive relationship is through the use of verbs....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Psychological manipulation]

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The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg Sits in the Catbird Seat

- The high ground is always desired in battle and serves many advantages as such. This location of benefit provides vision, command, and valor to its holder. Yet, regardless of the means of attaining this position, the owner rests easy in the chair of the catbird seat. Knowing full well that they may relieve some thought of agony over the upcoming battle. No throne of ease is described more vividly than James Thurber’s “The Catbird Seat”. And no means of revealing the deceit utilized to sit in the catbird seat is projected in a more uncanny way than Mark Twain’s “The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg”....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Cultural Criminology: A New Perspective to Understanding Crime and Deviance

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Analysis of the Poem My Papa´s Waltz by Theodore Roethke

- Drinking has and always will influence people, for the better or the worse. Alcohol clearly influenced Theodore Roethke's poem "My Papa's Waltz." In his poem, there are two main characters along with a largely anonymous third party. Theodore, an adolescent, dances with his drunken father while his birth mother watches apprehensively. The characters represent a past memory of Roethke's childhood. In his recollection, Roethke's father comes home drunk after a hard day of work. The young boy and his father decide to partake in a little dance....   [tags: alcohol, druck, dance, child]

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The Motif of Poverty Throughout Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky

- ... 4.). Raskolnikov begins to alienate himself from his ex-colleague, Razumikhin, although at points it is Razumikhin who supports Raskolnikov the most. It forces Razumikhin to replace Raskolnikov in situations that should have been left to his authority. In a situation where Raskolnikov should have reassured Dounia and Pulcheria of their safety “he waved his hand weakly to Razumikhin to cut short the flow of warm and incoherent consolations he was addressing to his mother and sister” (Part 3. 1)....   [tags: pride, foil, alienation]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' My Papa 's Waltz '

- Theodore Roethke’s poem, My Papa’s Waltz (1948), presents both a warming memory of a boy and his father as well as a dark story of an abusive childhood. Combining a story of both joy and horror sends an important message of abuse and the fear it instills in the victims. Through Roethke’s structure and word choice in My Papa’s Waltz presents two stories which simultaneously depict the fear and Stockholm Syndrome type love often found in abusive relationships. My Papa’s Waltz presents a child’s telling of the waltz taking place between him and his father....   [tags: Child abuse, Physical abuse, Abuse, Family]

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Iago As A Liar And The Father Of All Lies

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A Modern Fable: “The Catbird Seat” by James Thurber

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The Importance of Raskolnikov’s Dreams in Crime and Punishment

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Foreshadowing in Edgar Allen Poe´s The Cask of Amontillado

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The Need for Stricter Drunk Driving Laws: An outline

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Harley Davidson 's Influence On The World War II

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A Better Life Away From Death, Oppression, And Destruction

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Analysis Of Theodore Roethke 's My Papa 's Waltz

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Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' Julius Caesar '

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Why Shouldn’t We Lower the Blood Alcohol Rate?

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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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Gang Leader For A Day By Sudhir Vankatesh

- Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Vankatesh portrays the vicious gang lifestyle in one of our countries many urban cities. In Vankatesh ' book, he tells the story of a community who live a lifestyle way different from what most of us, living in the suburbs, Vankatesh especially, are familiar with. Some of the major themes in the book include the relationship between the Black Kings and the community, the variance of power between men and women In the community and whether or not their lifestyles portray a culture of poverty....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Gang, Los Angeles, Sociology]

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Legal Discrimination And Segregation Within The United States

- Legal discrimination and segregation is alive and well in the United States. All over the country, groups of people are being forced into situations that are converse to the very nature of their being, subject to extreme violence and hatred. The very narrow minded view of how the country sees sex and gender, as exhibited by the media and politics, is causing immense harm to many American citizens, as the idea of a binary gender system and long-standing sexist views has contributed to the segregation of bathrooms under the thin veil of protection....   [tags: Gender, Transgender, Genderqueer, Gender studies]

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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

- Mark Twain 's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, published in 1884, has been an ideal representation of the era and considered a true classic American novel. The novel takes place during the Antebellum, or pre-war period, of the United States prior to the Civil War. The circumstances of this time period prompt the title character, Huckleberry Finn, to face compelling internal as well as external conflicts of society. The need for freedom versus the obligation of adhering to the hypocrisy of a "civilized" society is a significant struggle that Huckleberry Finn faces continuously throughout the course of the novel....   [tags: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain]

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