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Elaine Tyler May’s Homeward Bound

- Elaine Tyler May’s Homeward Bound      Elaine Tyler May's Homeward Bound weaves two traditional narratives of the fifties -- suburban domesticity and rampant anticommunism -- into one compelling historical argument. Aiming to ascertain why, unlike both their parents and children, postwar Americans turned to marriage and parenthood with such enthusiasm and commitment, May discovers that cold war ideology and the domestic revival [were] two sides of the same coin: postwar Americans' intense need to feel liberated from the past and secure in the future....   [tags: Elaine Tyler May Homeward Bound Essays]

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Elaine

- Elaine was running, running as fast as her feet could carry her through the spacious corridors. It was never suppose to come to this…It was suppose to be a simple party. Just a few friends for a small Halloween party. Unfortunately, word got out, and as they say, the freaks come out at night. And all the freaks were in her house. She had handled the situation well, at first. She allowed the unwanted guests to join the party, but warned them that she would not condone any unruly behavior. But her warnings were shrugged off, and the party intensified....   [tags: fiction]

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Appropriation in Relation to Elaine Sturtevant

- Appropriation art has frequently occurred alleged to favor the understanding that authorship in art is an old-fashioned or erroneous notion. Throughout a supposed experimentation associating appropriation art to a distinctive example of creative imitation, I scrutinize and discard a sum of applicants for the division that forges artists the creators of their work whilst imitators are not. The fundamental divergence is perceived to lie in the circumstance that artists assume definitive liability for whatever ideas they decide to follow within their work, while the forger’s main purposes are decided by the attributes of the action of forgery....   [tags: art, forgery, replicas]

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The Elaine Race Riot '

- The Elaine Race Riot can be even said as the Elaine massacre that had taken place on September 30, 1919, in Elaine in Phillips County, Arkansas, in the Arkansas Delta. The fight started when around 100 African Americans, commonly black farmers on the farms of white landlords joined a consultation of the Progressive Farmers and the Household Union of America at a church in Hoop Spur, the Phillips County that was three miles north of Elaine. The assembly was managed by Robert Hill; he was the organizer of the Progressive Farmers and the Household Union of America....   [tags: African American, Black people, White people, Race]

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Elaine Showalter And The Ideal Woman

- Megan O’niell 100832504 Rob Holton ENGL 3605 A December 8 2014 Elaine Showalter and the Ideal Woman Elaine Showalter is a feminist writer who analyzes the oppression of women in psychiatry. Her contributions to British and American literature have brought new insights to feminism and have helped to influence other female authors to do the same. In writing “Toward a feminist poetics”, Showalter does not show women as being multiple women, but as a single “woman”. It is implied that she does not believe that there can be many different types of women, and that there can only be one....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender]

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The Body Of Pain By Elaine Scarry

- In The Body in Pain, Elaine Scarry argues, “Physical pain has no voice, but when it at last finds a voice, it begins to tell a story” (3). Scarry’s argument highlights two important notions – the difficulties of elucidating unimaginable pain, and its ability to unravel through narration, both of which are exemplified in Elizabeth Bishop’s poem, “The Fish”. Centered on an anonymous speaker’s three-fold experience of catching, analyzing and unexpectedly releasing a fish back into the ocean, Bishop’s poem skillfully evokes the titled fish’s suffering by taking on the subject of pain visually....   [tags: Suffering, Pain, Pain]

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An Analysis Of Carl And Elaine Miles

- Facts: Carl and Elaine Miles, hereinafter known as the Plaintiffs, are unemployed married couple living in Augusta Georgia. The Plaintiff’ have a talking cat, whose name is Blackie. The couple rely on Blackie’s ability as a talking feline to earn donations; these “donations” are then used by the couple to pay their assorted bills. The Plaintiff’s had openly solicited donations from passerby’s on major thoroughfares and streets located within the area of downtown Augusta. This occurred from approximate dates, May 15, 1981 – June 22nd, 1981....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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The Girl By Elaine Cynthia Potter

- Women are always being judged and told to be like a lady, however society has never looked down upon a man for not being a man. Women are continuously getting talked about for not doing what society thinks a lady should basically know when she grows up. Before Jamaica Kincaid, her name was Elaine Cynthia Potter the author of “The Girl’’ had to change her name because her family did not believe that their daughter should become a writer(Cassidy). She was from an island called Antigua whom she had only one sibling and has an island girl she had to live a certain lifestyle (Cassidy)....   [tags: Female, Woman, Gender, Male]

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Elaine Potter Richardson 's Life

- Elaine Potter Richardson was raised by her mother and her stepfather while living in a Caribbean island with much poverty. Her mother sent her to live in the United States at the age of seventeen, which left her with no other choice other than to provide for herself. After she briefly attended college in New Hampshire, she moved to New York and began to work for the New Yorker. There, she met Allen Shawn. They married in 1979 which later ended in a divorce. She began to write personal stories in connection with her mother, her father, and her youngest brother who died of AIDS....   [tags: Family, Woman, Wife, Marriage]

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Elaine of Astolat in Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott and Lancelot and Elaine

- Elaine of Astolat in Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott and Lancelot and Elaine       The Arthurian legends have fascinated people over the centuries with tales of kings, noble ladies, knights, magicians, love, and death. Among those who wrote about King Arthur's reign was Alfred, Lord Tennyson. One of his poems, "The Lady of Shalott," became immensely popular for its moving pathos and mystery. Yet, the poem was based on a character from Arthurian legends - Elaine of Astolat. Several years after composing the poem, Tennyson wrote directly about Elaine's tragic love affair with Sir Lancelot in "Lancelot and Elaine," found in his epic piece Idylls of the King.  Although both poems sha...   [tags: Lady of Shalott Essays]

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The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World by Elaine Scarry

- There is a general consensus of what physical pain is amongst society. Pain is never good. It is something that hurts and no one ever wants to actually be in pain. In infants and toddlers, pain is associated with cries, tears, and the word “ouch!” As they grow into adults, pain and all of its expressions follow and branch out with them. Its dimensions multiply and what used to hurt as toddlers, no longer does. At the same time, they begin to experience new physical pains – pains, which create such an unimaginable physical suffering....   [tags: book review]

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Analysis Of ' The Hawaiian Culture ' By Elaine O ' Neil

- In the Hawaiian culture, “Ohana” is a significant phrase referring to the bondage of family. There are many heritages across the world that have their own way of communicating that affection and showing their love to their own heritage. Hispanic heritage, for example, have the delicious food while other cultures have different focuses. Through heritage, communities find their niches in society to form an American Heritage. Though heritage exists through communities sharing a common culture, heritage definitely coincides with family and reigning stability within their niche....   [tags: Family, Native Americans in the United States]

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The Political Containment Of Homeward Bound By Elaine Tyler

- Domestic Containment Kara Kozuch United States Since 1945 February 3, 2015 In Homeward Bound, Elaine Tyler May portrays the connection between foreign and political policy and the dynamics of American families during the post war and Cold War eras through the idea of containment. She argues that political containment bred domestic containment by tying together the widespread anticommunist views of the years following World War II with the ideal of American suburban domesticity....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Korean War]

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The American Dream By Elaine Cynthia Potter Richardson

- The United States has always prided itself on offering everyone the opportunity to succeed. This “American Dream” was achieved by the award-winning author Elaine Cynthia Potter Richardson, who is better known by her pen name Jamaica Kincaid. Growing up in Antigua, Kincaid was subjected to a rough life of poverty and colonialism (Paravisini-Gebert 2). Other conflicts for Kincaid, were racial prejudice and gender inequality. Kincaid 's mother supported the sexist attitude towards women, and imposed these values onto Kincaid....   [tags: Feminism, Woman, Gender, The New Yorker]

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Biography Of Maria Elaine Cantwell 's Life

- Maria Elaine Cantwell was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 13, 1958 to Paul and Rose Cantwell. Her father was very involved in politics, being a county commissioner, city councilman, state legislator, and Chief of Staff for representative Andrew Jacobs; it is safe to say politics has always been in her blood. She went to Emmerich Manual High School, and later attended Miami University in Ohio where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration. In 1983, she moved 500 miles away to Seattle, Washington in order to work for Alan Cranston in his campaign for the democratic presidential nomination (“Maria Cantwell”)....   [tags: United States House of Representatives]

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Biography Of Jackie Elaine Carver 's Life

- It was in the year of 1957 when this littler girl named Jackie Elaine Carver was born to the parents of Robert and Troy Carver. I was not the first born but I was the first girl child better known as Cookie. I grew up with my other three siblings and life was good but not quite complete because my father whom I had never laid eyes on had passed before I was born. This empty spot will always be there and I shall always feel I really missed on someone special. I know people say you cannot miss what you never had but I do if nothing more how different my life might be....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Debut albums]

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Elaine Showalter's Representing Ophelia

- Elaine Showalter's Representing Ophelia     Elaine Showalter defines Ophelia in many typical ways in her essay "Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness, and the Responsibilities of Feminist Criticism." She discusses her significance in reference to how she reveals Hamlet's characteristics. Showalter touches upon the idea that Ophelia's character is one that is symbolic of the psychiatric theories of Freud. Showalter also attributes the characterization of Ophelia to not only the audience, but also to the actress that plays the part....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]

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My Psychology Interview Assginment

- For my psychology interview assignment, I had the privilege of interviewing Elaine, who is the Director of Preschool X, which is an educational institution. She reports that she has been in this position for 13 years since its inception. Elaine is a close friend of my aunt, which was how I was able to meet her. She explained that her responsibilities include; the hiring of all personnel related to the school, submission of criminal background checks, the medical reports for all staff and children must be current, and also developed a curriculum for the teachers to execute....   [tags: Elaine, director of Preschool X]

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Pain in its Personal and Medical Context

- Amongst society there is a general consensus of what is physical pain. Pain is not good, it is something that hurts, and no one ever wants to actually be in pain. As infants and toddlers, we knew pain to be associated with cries, tears, and the word “ouch!” As we grew, pain and all of its expressions followed and branched out with us. Its dimensions multiplied and what used to hurt us as toddlers no longer does. At the same time, we began to experience new physical pains – pains which create such an unimaginable physical suffering....   [tags: Medical, The Body in Pain, Elaine Scarry]

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Noah Webster, A Man Who Loved Words by Elaine Cunningham

- The book I read was "Noah Webster, A Man Who Loved Words." It was written by Elaine Cunningham. The book has twelve chapters. The book has 176 pages in it. This book is a very good book. I would recommend it to anyone my age. The book was kind of sad also. In the beginning of the story, Noah is five. He was always eager to learn. Noah could not wait to learn. When he could go to school, he was so excited. One thing that was upsetting to Noah was that the older boys could only go to school during the cold seasons....   [tags: Book Review Summary Report]

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Obesity: Weight a Teenage concern by Elaine Landau

- Obesity Us Americans love to eat food and eat more than we need to. We tend to snack and constantly eat even when we even arent hungary. Childhood obesity has brought many problems for kids and has allowed them to suffer from things. Surgeon general Richard states that “Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physcial inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parent.” Childhood obesity is increasing among the years, it tends to have many health effects, environmental causes, theories, and many reasons on how to prevent it....   [tags: childhood obesity, food]

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What I Did Not Make It At The End Of The Month

- 1. I did not make it to the end of the month. I ran out of money on day 9. 2. I had to choose a new job and the options were warehouse worker, office temp, and server. I ended up choosing the warehouse worker because it provided a decent pay and the working hours are also pretty decent. Being able to work from 12 p.m to 7 p.m would give me time to take care of my child in the morning, but also it gives me enough time to take care of them at night. However, this job won’t allow me to have time to pick up my child at work and I would have to find someone to look after them until I get off of work....   [tags: Health economics, Health care, Elaine Benes]

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The Mister And The Widow

- At some point in everybody’s life they feel the sorrow and anguish of losing somebody. The the stories “Nashville Gone to Ashes” and “When It’s Human Instead of When It’s Dog”, both a widow and widower are not able to move on with their life after the loss of their loved one. In both cases the mister and the widow both come to the conclusion that their significant other is not coming back leading them to find ways to cope with their deaths, move on and function the best they can with their lives....   [tags: Death, Marriage, Dog health, Elaine Benes]

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Montana 1948 By Larry Watson

- The book "Montana 1948" by Larry Watson is a story happened in a small place, Montana, which mainly focuses on justice verses family loyalty, the need for power and the racism. With the exposing of Frank’s crime which is rape and murder, the serious conflict between Wesley’s family and his father’s has raised. Wesley decided to use the power to do good things which is sending Frank to the jail, no matter who the person and his or her relations are, people must pay for their crimes, (pg. #150). However, Julian tried to protect his son by abusing his power....   [tags: Family, Debut albums, Crime, Elaine Benes]

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Comparing Cousin Kate and Seduction

- Comparing Cousin Kate and Seduction 'Cousin Kate' is set in the Victorian ages. It is about a young, beautiful working class maiden, who is taken away from her simple life by a lord, to a life of riches and luxuries. She lives a very shameful life because she lives with him and is sexually active with the lord before marriage. She even has a child with him. The maiden’s much more attractive cousin appears and the lord is intrigued by her. He leaves the maiden for Kate. The poem has a twist at the end; Cousin Kate is only interested in his money, but she cannot conceive any children for him, and the maiden already has a son of the lord’s and he will inherit his father’s wealth and land as hi...   [tags: Elaine McAuley Christina Rossetti Essays]

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Feminism in Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye

- Feminism is defined as supporting the Equal Rights Amendment. Feminism interests in the “equality and justice for all women” and “seeks to eliminate systems of inequality and injustice” for all women (Shaw and Lee 10). The Equal Rights Amendment was presented into Congress in 1923 from the failure in referencing women and citizenship in the Fourteenth Amendment. If the Equal Rights Amendment passed, women would have the same equal rights as men. Women would also not be separated or singled out by other men....   [tags: Social Conflicts, Character Analysis]

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Summary Of ' Cat 's Eye, And Myself

- Who we are today Identity, this is the one factor that is unique to every single living this in this world today. The identity you have at the beginning of your life, until now has changed at least once ir not many times throughout the years. The changing of your identity helps you build as a person and mature. This proves to be true by using the example of Elaine Risley, a fictional 50 year old painter from Toronto in the novel Cat 's Eye, and myself. Throughout the start of our lives until current day, experiences and events that have occurred, helped us become the person we are today....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Change]

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An Endless Cycle: Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

- In everyday life, people face difficult situations. These situations span a wide spectrum of severity, but they are common occurrences for all. Some people are more adept at handling these problems and finding solutions. Others are unable to remove themselves from these situations; rather, they allow the issues to control their lives, whether they realize this or not. In her novel, Cat’s Eye, Margaret Atwood uses characterization to show the validity of this statement. Primarily, the protagonist and narrator, Elaine Risley, is shown having these difficult experiences and being unable to overcome them....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Theres One In Every Group

- There's one in every Group As time passes many of us will experience an array of trials and tribulations. As we go on our many journeys though out life you’ll find that you have to be strong to make it though hard times. During Elaine’s adolescence’s she is abused physically and mentally by her peers, but later gains self-confidence. Many people may find the novel Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood to be very disturbing at certain times in the book. When we are first introduced to Elaine, we learn that she is a shy, young girl that doesn't have friends, all she had was her brother Stephen and her Parents....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hospice Care Research

- Elaine was a vibrant wife, mother of six, and grandmother. She was extremely health conscious going in on a yearly basis for her regular mammogram when unexpectedly she was told she had a cyst in her breast. Thinking nothing of it, Elaine scheduled to have the cyst removed on the advice of her doctor as a precautionary measure. This was the beginning of a very unfortunate turn of events for Elaine and her family. As it turned out, this “simple cyst” was actually breast cancer. Elaine was taken in for exploratory surgery to see how far the cancer had spread....   [tags: chemotherapy, cancer, National Hospice Foundation]

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Analysis Of ' Cat 's Eye ' By Margaret Atwood

- The storyline for many fairy-tales follow the same structure, there is a damsel in distress and a hero is there for the rescue. This simple concept is complexed within many classic novels. Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood shows how overcoming traumatic experiences may transform individuals from their state of despair into a peaceful mindset. On the other hand, Arthur Goldman’s Memoirs of a Geisha focuses on a girl who struggles to navigate through the constant obstacles of life. These two novels demonstrate how the lingering effects of a strained past may impact an individual significantly, yet coming across their own personal saviours allows their destiny to take a turn for the better....   [tags: Mary, Blessed Virgin Mary, Margaret Atwood]

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Short Story : ' Dressing Like A Man '

- Dressing like a Man I was in the fourth grade when I first saw femininity. I am male so I never had problem with femininity. I never paid attention to how different females are treated between males. The gender difference was a new experience I learned when I was in the sixth grade. It happens to my cousin Laney. That point in my childhood was when I truly understand how people are treated differently depending on their gender. What I am going to talk about how through commutation, reasons, violence through stereotypical society shows the gender divide line....   [tags: Gender, Family, Woman, Feminism]

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The Seinfeld Axiom

- In his book Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them, David Anderegg uses an episode of Seinfeld, entitled “The Abstinence,” to make an argument about nerds and sex, called the Seinfeld Axiom. His argument states that the absence of sex in George’s life, caused by his girlfriend’s Mononucleosis, actually caused him to get smarter and when he finally has sex in the end of the episode and lost touch with his new knowledge, that it was sex that caused him to get “stupid” again. Yet, deeper into the episode, Anderegg blatantly ignores that a second main character, Elaine, faces abstinence with opposite effects....   [tags: Television]

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The Symptoms The Client Is Reporting

- Some of the symptoms the client is reporting is she has become extremely alarmed and disturbed by certain stimuli like the city traffic and even dreads going outside, crossing the street and getting surgery on her knee. Just going outside, she would find herself “jumping back and running from cars as they zoomed past her,” even though she was in no immediate danger, but simply driven by this newfound fear of the outdoors (50). Because of this fear, she stopped taking the subway, the bus, and quit going outside entirely....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Anxiety disorder, Claustrophobia]

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Perils of Peer Victimization

- Peer victimization as a social behavior between children and their peers has become of paramount importance within education institutes. Two Canadian literature pieces, Cat’s Eye and The Shape of a Girl, were able to highlight the psychological pain inflicted onto others through bullying. In Cat’s Eye by author Margaret Atwood, Elaine Risley, remembers her childhood memories of a relationship with a bully, and how it affected her life and changed her from a weak girl into a strong woman. The Shape of a Girl by playwright Joan MacLeod, tells audiences a short story between a victim and a bully, Braidie....   [tags: Social Behavior, Bullying]

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Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye

- Trace the development of the bullying. How convincing are the situation and Elaine's feelings are portrayed. -How it changes and increases We are first introduced to Cordelia and prepared for the future conflict between the two girls when it is mentioned, "The third girl doesn't wave". This lack of warmth towards Elaine is a premonition of what is to come, and is at the same time believable- new girls are often wary of each other, uncertain of what the other will be like. This key moment also reveals certain character aspects in both Cordelia and Elaine that continue through out the bullying period, for example Cordelia's judgmental attitude "her eyes are measuring" or...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Movie Review : The Graduate

- The generation-defining, classic movie The Graduate was released in 1967 and directed by Mike Nichols. The movie stars Dustin Hoffman, as Benjamin Braddock, in his first and markedly most iconic role in a motion picture. The picture also stars Ann Bancroft as the unforgettable Mrs. Robinson and Katharine Ross as the charming daughter of Mrs. Robinson, Elaine Robinson. In this movie, it stars a recent college graduate who is struggling with the uncertainty of his future as he finds himself in a string of complicated romantic relationships....   [tags: The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman, Protagonist, Love]

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The Use of Hedonistic, Playful Youth Based Photography in Fashion Campaigns

- ... Well respected Fashion Photographer Elaine Constantine has been used by some of the biggest fashion brands to photograph their major campaigns, brands like H&M, Diesel, Jack Wills and American Eagle. These brands are the epitome of youth in the fashion industry and their campaigns portray the life and soul of being young and fashionable. One of her most notable campaigns (for me at least) is the Jack Wills Winter 2010 campaign; Elaine Constantine has shot many campaigns for this particular brand but this is one that really stands out for me....   [tags: photographers, images]

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My Letter From My Wife

- I met my wife on my mission through a letter from Elaine who changed my life forever. Well, she is the one who found my wife for me. I was not happy about it at all. See, I was trying to concentrate on serving a mission and I get this letter in the mail talking about a lady by the name of Afryka who is “great for me” because she has such a strong testimony and a sweet spirit. Seriously…‽ A sweet spirit means that she is a dog. Also, I could find my own wife. I had every intention of returning to Georgia and looking up Maya....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Wife, Love]

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One Good Beating

- One Good Beating Many contemporary Scottish plays explore the conflict that can exist between people of different generations. In this essay I am going to discuss whether or not Linda McLean’s “One Good Beating” conveys this issue of conflict and explore the other themes throughout the play. Although “One Good Beating” only consists of three characters (Robert-dad, Elaine- daughter and Stephen-son) there are many conflicts throughout the play, many of which are between all three characters over the same issue....   [tags: English Literature]

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Scene Analysis of "The Green Mile"

- The film The Green Mile was originally written by Stephen King and later directed by Frank Darabont. It is based on the guards and inmates of a penitentiary’s Death Row during the great depression. There is a certain monotony that comes with working on Death Row and Paul Edgecomb, played by Tom Hanks, has become numb to the fact that he is paid to take lives; that is until John Coffey gets sentenced to death and is sent to Paul’s “green mile”. John Coffey is a very large black man that was accused of rape and murder of two little girls, and in the 1930’s having charges like that brought upon you was grounds for the death penalty, especially for a black man in the south....   [tags: Green Mile, Frank Darabont, directors, ]

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A Show About Nothing

- A Show About Nothing In the artcle, “Is Seinfeld the Best Comedy Ever?”, author Jay McInerney agrees with Seinfeld the best comedy on television. Seinfeld is a real life show. The behaviors of Jerry, Kramer, George and Elaine, the failed communication, and the everyday embassassment represent “nothingness” but a peculiar everyday life. These “nothingnesses” happen to all of us, but when it is put on TV, people will laugh at these. Besides, the author appreciates the fact that Seinfeld is a New York story but it is filmed in Los Angeles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Code of Chivalry in The Once and Future King

- The Code of Chivalry in The Once and Future King       T.H. White's novel The Once and Future King presents a code of chivalry that outlines the expected knightly behavior of the time. This particular code stresses loyalty to one's liege, love and respect toward women, and absolute devotion to justice. At the height of Arthur's kingdom, this code was widely accepted by all. However, as Arthur's kingdom begins to decline, the code of chivalry begins to hold less importance among the people....   [tags: Once and Future King Essays]

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Plastics: A Comparison of The Film The Graduate Vs. The Novel

- Charles Webb’s timeless novel The Graduate tells a story of a naive college student who has an affair with his parent’s good friend. However, its success was not based on the story, the sensation was on how the story was told. In Mike Nichols’ 1967 classic The Graduate based on the novel, young Benjamin Braddock is a rising scholar with no direction. Unaware of his promising life he finds himself troubled and confused as to what he wants. The film brought the novel to life with authentic characters with sympathy and edge, the novel The Graduate was the foundation of one the most successful and iconic films in history....   [tags: Broadway Hit, Plot Summary]

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Straight Man, by Richard Russo and Tenure, by Mike Million

- William Henry "Hank" Devereaux Jr. and Charlie Thurber are two men lost in the realm of college departmental politics. The main character in Straight Man, a novel by Richard Russo, William Henry "Hank" Devereaux Jr., the son of an English professor and critic, who wrote a novel, Off the Road, early in his career, but he has produced nothing since. Hank likes to believe that he lives life by Occam’s razor, despite the complexities that continue to beleaguer him. He is the reluctant Interim chair of a small town college in Pennsylvania, who is facing a mutiny of his staff in the face of rumors of cut- backs and layoffs....   [tags: Hank and Charlie Overview]

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Straight Man by Richard Russo and Tenure by Mike Million

- William Henry "Hank" Devereaux Jr. and Charlie Thurber are two men lost in the realm of college departmental politics in similar settings. The main character in Straight Man, a novel by Richard Russo, William Henry "Hank" Devereaux Jr., the son of an English professor and critic, wrote a novel, Off the Road, early in his career. However, he has produced nothing since. Hank likes to believe that he lives life by Occam’s razor, despite the complexities that continue to plague him. He is the reluctant chair of a small town college in Pennsylvania, who is facing rumors of cut- backs and layoffs, causing distrust and back-stabbing amongst his fellow professors....   [tags: Straight Man, Tenure]

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How the Media is Affecting Teenage Girls

- In this century there has been a lot of attention toward the media and how its affects young people. Joyce Garity, author of “Is Sex All That Matters,” and Steve Lopez, “A Scary Time to Raise a Daughter,” write about how media such as magazines, the internet, and television affects teenagers. Both authors talk about how the media is using sex and violence to sell products, thus leading teenagers to commit wrongful deeds, including lack of using birth control leading to unwanted pregnancy, imitating girls on the magazines, and cannot distinct between fantasy and reality....   [tags: Media, Teenagers, Girls, ]

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Almost Famous: Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll

- “I’m a golden god,” Russell Hammond shouts from a roof top as he is about to jump off into a pool from a bad acid trip. The iconic rock-n-roll scene of inflated egos and strung out rock stars. However, this is a rare occurrence in Almost Famous. It is a story of a boy, William Miller (Patrick Fugit), becoming a man while learning about the rock-n-roll culture with his only true friend, his tape recorder. William, age fifteen, is traveling with the band Stillwater to interview them for a Rolling Stone article, along the way he has many interesting experiences....   [tags: Film Review, argumentative, persuasive]

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Does Technology Affect Human Interactions?

- Does Technology affects Human Interactions. Cell Phones has become engraved into many live’s today. Instant messaging allows people to portray themselves in a more acceptable way to them or others. Being behind a cell phone or computer screen gives off a sense of comfort and confidence that a person is not able to project face to face. In Sherry Turkle’s article, “ No Need to Call,” she observes the relationships that many people have with technology and how they use it in their daily lives to communicate....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Communication]

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Learning About Human Resources

- The purpose of this paper is to describe the role and functions of the legal and regulatory compliance. I will provide a synopsis of what I observed during the learning experience. In addition I will provide an analysis of their primary roles and functions as they relate to nursing and patient services. Also, I will provide insights I have gained into the leadership behaviors or style as a result of my observations. Finally I will summarize my learning experience by comparing my observations to sources from the literature that present evidence, best practices, or standards related to this specific role....   [tags: Human Resources Essays]

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The Graduate and Plastics

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A.M.Holmes' Music For Torching, Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy, and Tony Kushner's Angels in America

- A.M.Holmes' Music For Torching, Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy, and Tony Kushner's Angels in America The social progression of America in the 20th and 21st centuries has been arguably advantageous. In the years following the feminist and civil rights movements, the United States has undeniably developed into the world’s leading democratic system. Women and minorities have equal citizenship status under the law. There are more females in the workforce than ever before, and formerly guarded issues such as homosexuality and domestic problems can now be addressed openly in social and political forums....   [tags: Holmes Torching MacFarlane Guy Essays]

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Security Against Democracy : The Legacy Of The Cold War At Home

- Security against Democracy: The Legacy of the Cold War at Home According to Elaine Tyler May in her article Security against Democracy: The Legacy of the Cod War at Home, the cold war made an impact on Americans state of mind. During the nuclear arms race, many Americans became paranoid about their own country as well as foreigners . Instead of trying to get rid of this situation and mediating it , America decides to join this race, which only fuels the fire. At the same, American citizens were living their lives in fear everyday....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Cold War, World War II]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Idylls Of The King '

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the author of Idylls of the King, uses motifs in his works to give a deeper understanding of his epic poem. One of his motifs in Idylls of the King is a light and dark binary. Light is seen as bright and beautiful with a new beginning. It also symbolizes the past staying in the past and having a fresh start. Night is when it is dark, and that is when all of the creatures and monsters come out, so to say. Darkness is full of pain, but Tennyson does not always portray it as so....   [tags: King Arthur, Mordred, Le Morte d'Arthur, Lancelot]

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E.E. Cumming's Poem I Carry your Heart with Me

- E.E Cummings’ poem “ i carry your heart with me(i carry it in)” show’s exactly what people truly feel, it’s as if he yanked someones feelings straight from their heart and put them on paper. This poem is the best explanation of true love, that there is. He says, that this woman is his love, he will love her forever, and no matter how far she may be from him, she will still be in his heart. Nothing could ever make his feelings for her fade away. When someone really truly loves someone, nothing could make them stop loving that person....   [tags: ground breaking poetry analysis]

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The Destructive Nature of Societal Expectations

- The expectations of one’s surroundings shape who he or she is. Whether it is requirements from parents, society, or oneself, these pressures determine a person’s decisions and their behaviour. The plots of Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood and The Shape of a Girl by Joan MacLeod both focus on the bullying of a girl and the effects of these actions on those involved. The victims in both pieces of literature are singled out because they do not fit into societal norms. In The Shape of a Girl and Cat’s Eye, the stress caused by attempting to conform to society’s expectations causes the characters mental distress and keeps them in a subordinate position....   [tags: Cat's Eye, The Shape of a Girl, Literary Analysis]

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The Death Penalty Should Be Imposed

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Seinfeld: The Outing

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Music For Torching by A.M. Holmes

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Homeostasis

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The Popularity of Seinfeld

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Does Altruism Exist?

- To address the argument, psychologists on both sides have conducted their own experiments in order to assert whether true altruism exists or not. Batson and colleagues argue yes, empathic reaction is a source of altruistic motivation. On the contrary, Cialdini and colleagues argue that egoism is a source for helping and that altruism does not exist. Although neither truly answered the original question, they came up with different viewpoints from similar results based on Batson’s original experiment....   [tags: helping selfishly, psychological analysis]

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Feminism And The Women 's Effect On The Woman Of A Woman 's First Ejaculation

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Search for Identity in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

- In the society and world we live in we all want to be accepted and feel like we belong. Zora Neale Hurston goes through trials and tribulations as being a twenty-century African American such as slavery and feeling like she belongs. Imagine every time you think you are finally happy with whom you are and it turns out that wasn’t the case. In Their Eyes Were Watching God Janie embarks on journey in search for her own identity where each of her three husbands plays an important role in her discovery of who she is....   [tags: love, spiritual sense, marriage]

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Devotions by John Donne and They Are My Friends by Margaret Atwood

- So similar and yet so different, is the perfect way to describe the two literacy pieces, “Devotions” by John Donne and “They Are My Friends” by Margaret Atwood. “They Are My Friends” is a story that revolves around the protagonist and her friends, and the author uses this friendship to convey a message to the reader, that centers on being alone. “Devotions” is a quote that discusses about mankind as a whole, and the values of being surrounded by people who care, by using countries as metaphors. These two literacy pieces discuss about similar topics, which contradict and support each other in certain aspects....   [tags: literary piece comparison]

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The Effects Of Uncontrolled Diabetes On Patients With An Extensive Medical History

- “Elaine” is a 34-year-old white female patient with an extensive medical history. She has a history of seizures, uncontrolled diabetes since the age of fourteen, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, COPD, Sleep Apnea, and is currently suffering from two venous ulcers on her feet. She came to the ER one week ago with nausea and vomiting and was found to be in Diabetic Ketoacidosis and her wounds had become infected. She spent three days in the ICU and for one day was ventilated. She was then sent out to the Medical/ Surgical for further management 3 days ago....   [tags: Insulin, Diabetes mellitus, Nursing, Glucose]

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The Salem Witch Trials : A Devastating Event

- The Salem Witch Trials is a devastating event in which 19 people and dogs were killed due to the cry of witchcraft. The outburst of these events could be blamed on several things. Certain things like economics, medicines and culture have to be taken into account when trying to understand the events of the Salem Witch Trials. People like Franklin Jr. Mixon, Linnda R. Caporael, Dr. Allan Woolf, Elaine G. Brewslaw, and Isaac Ariail Reed take into account one of the three: economics, medicines and culture and explain as to why or why not the event happened the way it did disregarding all the other factors....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Ergotism, Salem]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy And Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

- The Therapy Accustomed to You Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), initialized by Dr. Aaron Beck, is a therapy method that uses both cognitive and behavioural paradigm approaches. It is based on the former theory of depression stating that one’s thoughts are accountable for the different emotional reactions one has in different situations. The goal of cognitive behavioural therapy is to help an individual isolate their maladaptive or negative thoughts, to assess how these thoughts are affecting their emotions and to help them reconstruct their thought patterns....   [tags: Cognitive behavioral therapy, Psychology]

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- Finding a Connection to My Ancestors Twentieth century America has become a time for attacking and destroying the most malignant of our social diseases. At the forefront of these attacks has been racism. Although nationalistic and bigoted sentiments existed in America prior to the founding of Jamestown, it was not until the civil rights movement of the 1960's that racial equality became more of a reality than a dream. But as African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and other people of color struggled to regain their cultural identity, the rest of the population was assimilated into an all inclusive racial category known as "white." At some point in my life, I realized that the "white" race act...   [tags: Heritage, Bloodline]

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Biography of John Enst Steinbeck Jr.

- Famous novelist John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California. His books, including his ground-breaking work The Grapes of Wrath often dealt with social and economic problems. His father, John Ernst Steinbeck, tried several different jobs to keep food on the table for his family: He owned a feed-and-grain store, managed a flour plant and had a job as the treasurer of Monterey County. His mom Olive Hamilton Steinbeck, was a ex- schoolteacher. For the most part, Steinbeck who grew up with three sisters had a nice childhood....   [tags: grapes of wrath, nobel prize, literature]

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The Problem Of Self Actualizing Tendency

- Self-actualizing tendency is defined in our lecture notes as a basic hierarchy of needs, an innate drive towards personal goals. People often see this as a pyramid of needs. It is the human motive toward realizing our inner potential (Schreier, November 16, 2014). Joe Benoit is a perfect example of the self-actualizing tendency. Joe, while facing cancer multiple times, didn’t let this stop him. Mid blood transfusion Joe claimed he was going to be around awhile longer and that he was going to sing in the show....   [tags: Psychology, Trait theory, Optimism]

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The Middle Class Women Of America

- During the 1960’s the middle-class women of America were experiencing discontent and unfulfillment in their lives partially due to the constrictions of tradition patriarchal marriage and this 1960’s phenomenon began to be known as ‘the problem without a name’. Betty Friedan in The Feminist Mystique described the problem as “[The problem] lay buried, unspoken for many years in the mind of the American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered…[Afraid to ask herself] is this all?” (Friedan,15)....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Alimony, Adultery]

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The Middle Class Women Of America

- During the 1960s the middle-class women of America were experiencing discontent in their lives partially due to the constrictions of tradition patriarchal marriage and this 1960s phenomenon began to be known as ‘the problem without a name’. Betty Friedan in The Feminist Mystique described the problem as “[The problem] lay buried, unspoken for many years in the mind of the American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered…[Afraid to ask herself] is this all?” (Friedan,15)....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Alimony, Adultery]

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Mr. Potter, by Jamaica Kincaid

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Becoming A Penn Foster Student

- I 'm William, in my early forties, and I would never have thought I 'd end up back in school for any reason. After being passed over for promotions to become a member of management where I work. I decided that enrolling in schooling might give me an advantage for my next chance to advance or open the opportunity to find a better job. Thus, lead to becoming a Penn Foster student in the Associate 's degree program for Business management. I knew that the normal college experience was a bit out of the question as my schedule at work would not allow for....   [tags: Housekeeping, Homemaker, Homework, Facebook]

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Four Weddings And A Polaroid

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Capturing the Friedmans

- Capturing the Friedmans In 2003, Andrew Jarecki released his documentary "Capturing the Friedmans", which explores a seemingly normal middle-class families struggle when the father and son are charged with sexual abuse and molestation in 1987. The Friedman's from the outside seem like a healthy family, abiding in a fairly exclusive Great Neck, Long Island community; the father Arnold is a Columbia Graduate and a school teacher, while the mother Elaine, a housewife. They have three sons David, Seth, and Jessie whom appear to be a happy, intelligent, and good-humored group of brothers....   [tags: Film Movies]

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“The Lady of Shalott”

- Fantasy is how you can best express the beautiful poem “The Lady of Shalott.” "Tirra lirra," by the river Sang Sir Lancelot,” in my opinion, is one of the best lines of the poem “The Lady of Shalott.” This line of the poem signifies the breaking point of the poem. “The Lady of Shalott” is a very detailed yet simple poem to understand. It was written by Lord Alfred Tennyson in 1832 and later revised in 1842 (The Lady of Shalott). There are examples of imagery and themes that are seen throughout the entire poem....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Entrepreneurs Can Rebuild America

- Its 10 minutes to the close of business and the Human Resource Manager of your department calls you into a meeting. With bills piled high and debt skyrocketing, the last place you want to be, at this moment, is in your hiring manager’s office. “Have a seat” your manager instructs you do as he pulls out your file and begins to share with you how outstanding your work performance has been over the years. So far, your conversation with him indicates that everything is fine until you hear the words “it’s not you but the company” come out of his mouth; followed by an unjust explanation for why the company – the same one you invested 15 years of your life – could no longer keep you employed b...   [tags: Small Business]

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