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Embarrassment by Rowland S. Miller

- Embarrassment by Rowland S. Miller In the book Embarrassment, Rowland S. Miller deals with all aspects of embarrassment in everyday life. Miller talks about the nature of embarrassment to the ways of over coming embarrassment. He also talks about how embarrassment is a basic emotion and the certain signs of having the emotion. He also talks about the certain types of responses given in a situation. I will talk about the nature of embarrassment, characteristics of embarrassment and the prototypical embarrassment discussed in chapter one....   [tags: Papers]

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IFRS: Not Disaster But Embarrassment

- IFRS: Not Disaster But Embarrassment Moving from adoption to harmonization of Australian Accounting Standards with International Financial Reporting Standards, Australian companies have suffered embarrassment and bemusement in the process of understanding and implementing the new standards. Problems arise in understanding the over-complicated relationships between IFRS, A-IFRS(Australian equivalents to IFRS) and original AASB standards....   [tags: Australia Accounting Finance Business]

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Self-Recognition and Embarrassment

- Self-Recognition and Embarrassment Our group’s task was to measure self-recognition and embarrassment in children ages 1-3. We had 3 children to work with, Arika was 9 months, Charlotte was 17 months and Lydia was 28 months old. We preformed 3 tasks on these children. The first was the “Overcompliment situation”. Secondly, we did the “Mirror situation” and last we did the “Request to dance situation”. Our findings in these situations lead us to some conclusions about self-awareness and feeling embarrassed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Living in The Minds Of Others Without Knowing It and On the Primacy of Embarrassment in Social Life

- Growing up as a little kid nothing mattered. You could wear and express yourself any way you wanted and wouldn’t be judged. It was great. But as you begin to grow up everything changes and things begin to matter, and everyone around you starts to affect your decisions; how you dress, do your hair, and how you act. In articles Living in The Minds Of Others Without Knowing It and On the Primacy of Embarrassment in Social Life they examine different ways of social pressure and their effects. Conformity and social pressure affect the way people act or the way they express their self-due to the fear of not fitting in....   [tags: article analysis, social pressure]

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George Armstrong Custer: Respected General or Civil War Embarrassment?

- How would you feel if you were the person that lead 231 men to their deaths?(George Custer) My guess would be pretty horrible. Well, there is one man in history that did just that and his name was George Armstrong Custer. What do you think: respectable man of war or an embarrassment to the civil war heros. George Armstrong Custer was born on the fifth of December in the year 1839 in New Rumley, Ohio. He grew up in Harrison County with his siblings and proud parents, Emanuel Custer and Maria Ward Kirkpatrick.(George A....   [tags: US army, military genius, General Custer]

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We Must Stop The Ice Bucket Challenges And Things Don 't Go From An Embarrassment

- There comes a point where you need someone to save you from looking dumb, and some friends might just be there to save you from an embarrassment. If face work implemented in some cases then there are chances of getting making yourself famous for a while but not for a good cause. Ever seen those hilarious videos on your face book newsfeed of people doing the ice bucket challenges and things don’t go as they planned then all of a sudden your hear laughter in the background and then the video cuts....   [tags: Laughter, Comedy, Joke, American films]

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P.E. Stands for Public Embarrassment

- I caught myself staring at the glistening constellations of sweat droplets on the foreheads of students exhausted after the considerable amount of excruciating workout. The sun was approaching the peak of its everlasting crescent among the sky; its light ruthlessly beats down on you like it wanted your money. The striking assaults of its rays encouraged the inevitable arrival of sunburns. Most people would use this opportunity to embrace and bathe in the glorious resplendence of the sunlight; not me....   [tags: Sports, Athletic Performance]

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What An Embarrassing Moment At A Self Check Out With A Customer Representative?

- I have had different kinds of experiences with customer service representatives. Some have stood out for being unpleasant to me because of my accent. Sadly, I’ve had so many of them that it will take a lot for any of them to stand out. Some parts of my embarrassments have been silly and unnecessary and I regret it. Sure, emotion is never logical, but no one else understands why I was embarrassed, it was probably a less awkward situation than I thought it was. Being embarrassed about my accent is something I have struggled with these past two years....   [tags: Embarrassment, Shame, Humiliation, Blushing]

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The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien

- The physical items a soldier carries into war may not seem important at first, but they are crucial to the short story “The Things they carried” written by Tim O’Brien. On the surface, the various items are carried along for numerous reasons. Initially, they are largely determined by necessity. After that, they serve partly as a function of rank and field specialty. An item may also present itself as a means of killing or staying alive. Others were determined, to some extent, by superstition. The items also varied according to the mission....   [tags: Shame, Embarrassment, Blushing, Humiliation]

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Juliet's Nurse Is the Difference Between William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Arthur Brooke's The Tragicall History of Romeus and Julie

- ... It is Juliet's dependence on the Nurse that allows the audience to better understand Juliet's hopelessness when the Nurse refuses to continue to help her and instead advises her to marry Paris (Act III, scene v, 215- 228). The fact that Juliet has lost the one person who constantly supported her creates a feeling of pity Juliet as she makes a desperate attempt to marry Romeo all by herself. The loving, compassionate, and wise Nurse in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is not at all the one expressed in Brooke's The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet....   [tags: independence, compassion, embarrassment]

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The Embarrassing Moments Of The Game Warden

- Throughout my life I have had so many embarrassing moments. The most embarrassing moment that will always come to mind is being chased by the game warden. I have had some close encounters with the game warden, but never this close before. The last time I was forced to call my parents to explain the whole entire night. Being in this situation most teen-agers would consider it to be a bad night, but for me it was more of a long embarrassing night. When the game warden was chasing me I felt scared, nervous as well as embarrassed knowing this night might not turn out to my advantage....   [tags: Shame, Embarrassment, Hunting, Blushing]

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How to Tell That You Are in a Non-Date Kind of Date

- ... You Do Not Go Somewhere Special Non-dates happen spontaneously without the need to plan it meticulously. He just invites you to hang out with him to the usual spot where you and your other friends go out for food and drinks. The main difference between a non-date and a romantic date is that romantic dates are usually carefully planned by the person who invites you out. Moreover, a romantic date usually takes place somewhere special like a formal diner, a concert of your favorite artist, or a new cool cafe that targets couples....   [tags: disappointment, confusion and embarrassment]

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The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien

- In Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, Tim, a veteran who pursued a career as a writer, writes about his multiple experiences and stories about the Vietnam War in which he fought. Although O 'Brien 's book is a post war story about death and battle, it is not considered a traditional-heroic war story, because it is no typical exaggerated and uplifting story that inspires others. Instead, O’Brien’s stories are considered non-traditional and non-heroic because they are true stories with no moral or virtue....   [tags: Embarrassment, Shame, Humiliation, Death]

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Perception And Culture Assignment : ' Fice '

- Perception and Culture Assignment I recently watched “The Office” season 1, episode 2 named Diversity Day. In this episode I witnessed Michael Scott, the boss on the show, embarrass his employees by placing common, but misleading, cultural stereotypes. Though, his intentions were mostly harmless they still caused others to feel uncomfortable feelings of embarrassment, anger, confusion, and pain. This episode shows great examples of how others deal with those emotional and stressful situations from the common stereotypes often placed on those of different cultures....   [tags: Culture, Emotion, Stereotype, Embarrassment]

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Memories Of The Past Memories

- If the world had no memories of the past through the present the world and the people who live in it would be better. Through the past, there have been some distant but fairly new memories that could be embarrassing or exciting. In your past memories there have been some embarrassing thoughts. These thoughts could have been you or someone else. For example, you could have said the wrong answer in class or sent and embarrassing text to someone else, but all those are little things. You could have tripped over the cord at a dance and ruined it or said and embarrassing speech in front of the school....   [tags: Embarrassment, Shame, Humiliation, Thought]

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Amy Tan 's Fish Cheeks

- What does it mean to possess confidence. Confidence is one word that has a vast impact on today’s society. Without confidence one’s whole life could and will be turned completely upside down. The meaning of confidence is having, without a doubt, total belief in oneself. Self-confidence is something that cannot be taught, but instead learned through personal experience. The autobiographical narrative, “Fish Cheeks,” by Amy Tan, is about a fourteen-year-old girl who describes her thoughts and feelings about the minister’s son and reveals to the reader that she is not accepting of herself....   [tags: Shame, Embarrassment, Blushing, Humiliation]

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The Physical Education Hall Of Shame

- The Physical Education Hall of Shame, Part 1 The first part of the series of articles The Physical Education Hall of Shame lists childhood games which are considered inappropriate for physical education classes. The author argues that some games are potentially unsafe, have minimal participation time factors, they are potential to embarrass the student in front of their classmates, and focus on eliminating students from participation. One of the harmful games is Dodgeball. Even though the game involves teamwork, strategy, and motor skills, the game might be dangerous, and also includes the highly skilled students....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Game, Embarrassment]

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Effects Of Age Shaming On Women 's Perception Of Their Bodies

- In today’s society, both women and men are under constant pressure to look a certain way. Yet, it appears that over the course of history women have been the main victims of society’s pressure to feel and look in a specific way about their bodies. Nowadays, when there’s shaming for everything such as, fat, skinny, beauty, and slut shaming, we encounter period shaming. Of all things, menstruation is a natural, biological process that every woman experiences over the course of roughly, forty years, and yet it is one of society’s oldest taboos....   [tags: Shame, Embarrassment, Menstrual cycle, Sociology]

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Social Anxiety Disorder

- Social Anxiety Disorder is one of the most common anxiety disorders amongst the adolescent population. Social anxiety is the extreme fear of embarrassment and daily social situations. This is caused by exaggerated concern with appearance, how a person is viewed socially, and not wanting to be negatively judged by others. People with social anxiety are afraid of doing normal things in front of other people. Feared situations may vary from reading in class, to eating lunch in a school cafeteria, to using a public restroom....   [tags: fear, embarrassment, social situations]

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Struggle For Smarts By Alix Spiegel And The Other Called Brainology

- Before reading any of the articles that I will be discussing with you, I have always believed that not a lot of people had similar learning habits, let alone have a title for it. “Growth and fixed mindset” and struggling to succeed in areas you lack skills in is very common especially amongst Western cultures. As you read, you will see that in my story I had an experience where I came into a class with a fixed mindset and I left the school with a more mature concept, not fully developed and where I’d like it to be, but close enough....   [tags: Shame, Embarrassment, Struggle, I Decided]

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`` Shame `` By Dick Gregory

- In the essay “Shame”, by Dick Gregory, the author narrates how two painful experiences during his childhood reflected how difficult it was to grow up as a poor African American. Gregory was ashamed of being on welfare and of his poverty, so much so that he got of rid of the warm hooded mackaw he received because it was a reminder that he and his family were on relief. Gregory also expresses his embarrassment, shame, and desire to hold onto his dignity throughout it all. In the essay “I Became Her Target”, by Roger Wilkins, the author describes how it was difficult for him to break the ice with his classmates because he was a new student in school....   [tags: Shame, Embarrassment, Middle class, School]

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Short Story : ' No You Don 't '

- “No you don’t, Dean. You stay right there. Mm. Don’t look so afraid. It’s no big deal. You’re just naked. Granted we’re all staring at you, but why should that bother you so much. In fact, I want every boy who’s already naked out here where we can see you. Now.” Shelly took the initiative, walking along to look between the rows of lockers to make sure they complied. She had a blast pointing them out. “You, Mark. Kent. Oh god, Chris, I love it when you’re naked. Looks like Arthur’s coming along too.” The four naked boys all crept out where they could be ogled....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2005 singles, Shame, Embarrassment]

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Should Mandatory Stricter Mandatory Punishment Be Imposed?

- The right lesson to learn is that it is dangerous to drive under the influence of alcohol and it is unacceptable. To teach this lesson, the need for stricter punishment is essential. What kind of punishment is necessary. There are many different ways to enforce a stricter policy. In Quebec, a first-time offender pays a minimum of $600, loses all driving privileges and his car is impounded for thirty to ninety days (Reid 1). In the United States, the lenient laws are becoming stricter. Nebraska law states, “the license loss increases and so do the minimum jail sentences” (Krebs 1)....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminology, Embarrassment]

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Cyber Bullying Is A Growing Problem

- Have you ever been cyberbullied or humiliated over the internet. The internet was built to expand the knowledge of life everywhere, for communication, and much more. There are also cons; the internet is not perfect, that’s pretty clear, but as humans we all should have seen this coming. Cyber bullying is a growing problem, It destroys families, lives, the way people see things, and how they act. Monica Lewinsky was a victim of this harmful treatment and I have to agree with her that no one should have to go through this....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Embarrassment, Humiliation]

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Speech Analysis : Dorothy Nevill

- Being different from other species in the world, we, the human, occupy our own language and thought. We use the words that we have learnt to express what is in our mind, as well as the emotion since we learnt how to talk. In modern days, the conversation skills is more and more emphasized and it becomes one of the skills that we need to possess in order to survive. Therefore, learning how to speak and why we need to speak appropriately becomes the tasks that we need to consider in our live. For how to speak properly, Dorothy Nevill, who is a famous English writer had her own viewpoint....   [tags: Embarrassment, Shame, Blushing, Art]

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The Church Is A Common Experience For Many Church Members

- 2 Karkosky-Litten Introduction: Sometimes, we faith followers make jokes about shame in our religions. Shame in the church is a common experience for many church members. Though, not every church has this sort of approach in discipleship and behavioral training. Shame has long been a pronounced interest to me. Most church leaders want the church to be a place of hope and inspiration, but some of us have experienced a tremendous amount of shame, also. Growing up within a very conservative John Wesley style holiness church taught me some life-giving valuable faith lessons....   [tags: Shame, Embarrassment, Personal life, Emotion]

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Personal Narrative : My Shameful Stories

- My Shameful Stories As I climbed up the big grand stairway of Paint Branch High school with my girlfriend, I found it more strenuous than running four hundred meters on a track and field and my miserable legs protested with each step. The tantalizing scent of the cheese pizza I held in a disposable tray, made the journey unbearable, for my growling stomach yearned for a bite. Once at the top, I am thrilled since my legs haven’t collapsed. Then, we hustled towards the right to Mr. Smith 's room....   [tags: Shame, Embarrassment, Fear, Roller coaster]

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A Day At The Saddle Dome

- It was a Saturday afternoon around 6:00pm when I was busy getting ready to go to the Niki Minaj concert held at the saddle-dome in Calgary. I had just gotten off of work late and was rushing around the house getting my things organized for the most exciting night of my life. I had already pre planned my outfit the night before and had a perfect idea of how the night was gonna go. It was 6:30pm when I was just leaving my house to pick up my friend, until I received the dreaded text from her saying “ Sorry, I can’t make it to the concert”....   [tags: Sibling, Birth order, Family, Embarrassment]

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The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

- In the book The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien uses many themes to help draw connections between the book and the reader. O’Brien’s “On The Rainy River” chapter contains countless motifs that make this chapter so compelling. “On The Rainy River” describes his decision whether to enter the draft or to flee to Canada where he would not get condemned. The main theme in this chapter is embarrassment. First Lieutenant Tim O’Brien goes insane from the embarrassment he would face if he did not enter the draft....   [tags: cowardism, rainy river, tim o'brien]

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Effect of the Schlemiel in The Fixer

- Effect of the Schlemiel in The Fixer Throughout literature, many Jewish authors have attempted to capture the innocence and heroism of the Jew through the "schlemiel." In, The Fixer, Bernard Malamud has created a character who has completely embraced the idea of the schlemiel. The schlemiel, as defined by Ruth Wisse in The Schlemiel as A Modern Hero, is a character who stands for a whole race of people (Wisse x). Yakov Bok the protagonist of The Fixer represents all aspects of the Jew: the pain and the foolishness experienced by the Jew felt rolled into one....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Fixer]

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Limiting The Use of Social Media by Teens

- There has always been controversy as to whether parents should limit the use of social media. Social media can be private, therefore parents shouldn’t limit the use by teenagers.Upsides to social media are specific interests, like-minded individuals, and provides a new tool to reach students, however there are down sides such as predators exposure to impress, and mental health care issues.Cyber-bullying just as some people are bullied in life, people are bullied online ( Caring for Kids 2 ). Talking to children about cyber-bullying can help to stopping violent or sexually explicit....   [tags: social media, cyber bullying, social networking]

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Public Shaming Is A Form Of Punishment

- Public shaming is a form of punishment that dates back hundreds of years ago. Although, as of recently, public shaming is being used by judges as an alternative method of punishment, rather than the typical jail time. Multiple police captains and judges from all around the country are using social media as one form of shaming, and actual public embarrassment as another. Public shaming forces the offender to think about their crime while everyone else looks upon them, rather than sitting in a cell alone....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Criminal justice, Sentence]

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Texting versus Calling

- Nowadays, more individuals are previous the methodology of making telephone calls and are putting their fingers to great use to texting. Individuals assert that sending a texting is speedier and shabbier than making a call. Yes, if individuals are learned in the craft of messaging, possibly discussion could be speedier than a telephone call and can even be less exorbitant. Accommodation might be a gift, however excessively of a great thing is never perfect. In spite of the fact that telephone calls and messaging are to complete the same task, messaging can have earnest outcomes, for example: absence of true talks, improvement of standoffish conducts, and needed lingual authority discussion....   [tags: modern communication technology]

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Courage and Cowardice in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

- Courage and Cowardice in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien Through The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien moves beyond the horror of fighting in the Vietnam War to examine with sensitivity and insight the nature of courage and fear. Included, is a collection of interrelated stories. A few of the stories are brutal, while others are flawed, blurring the distinction between fact and fiction. All the stories, however, deal with one platoon. Some are about the wartime experiences of soldiers, and others are about a 43-year-old writer reminiscing about his platoon’s experiences....   [tags: The Things They Carried Vietnam War Essays]

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The Space Of A Pharmacy Operates On Gender, Sex, And Sexuality

- In this essay I will explore how the space of a pharmacy operates on gender, sex, and sexuality as it relates to the consumption of sexualized products and how they are arranged in that space. First we must understand what a sexualized product is, a sexualized product is an article that is manufactured for sell that’s has a use which is attributed to sex or a sex role. While this definition describes items like condoms (and other methods of contraception), it also includes lubricants and more distantly involves feminine hygiene products....   [tags: Birth control, Sexual intercourse]

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Courtly Love as an Ennobler in Romantic Literature

- Lancelot, the knight of the cart, is in love with Queen Guinevere, who constantly compromises his reputation by embarrassing him . Chretien de Troyes writes Lancelot in The Knight of the Cart to be deeply in love, so much so that he constantly sacrifices his reputation for the queen. Classically, “the romantic hero developed from an extravagant to an ideal character” (Williams 275) in typical Romance literature. Although Romance literature has many variations, Lancelot portrays this transition from the extravagant, noble, knight to an ideal character in the tale....   [tags: Lancelot, Romantic Era, Literary Analysis]

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Effects Of Its Effect On Children

- Effects of Membership Approximately 2-5% of adults suffer from a hoarding disorder. Of course, hoarding can have lasting effects on both physical health as well as the mental health of their families. In some cases, the hoarder may try to control other family members with threats of/or actual violence (Frost, Steketee, Williams, 2000). Physical health can certainly be affected by living in an unsanitary environment. Leftover food, mold, and in some cases animal feces can pose a real risk to disease....   [tags: Social work, Sociology]

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J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace

- The ethics of desire and shame include the main issues at the heart of Coetzee’s Disgrace. Coetzee remarks the issue of human sexual ethics in David Lurie’s desires. While some who read this novel feel distressed at David’s lack of control over his desire, David himself fairly confident in his manners. David feels no embarrasment for the actions of his manners, but rather disgrace for yielding to social pressure after taking an hypocritical apology and shame of his daughter’s raping. David claims that the relationship between Melanie lies in the ‘‘ rights of desire’’ (90)....   [tags: book/character analysis]

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Classifications for Anxiety Disorders

- Are you or do you know someone, experiencing panic attacks or anxiety attacks. If so, it is important to be familiar with what these terms mean. Individuals frequently use panic and anxiety together, however; there are significant differences in the two and understanding the difference will make it easier to comprehend the relationship. Phobias are irrational fears that create interference within an individual’s daily routine. There are individuals who suffer from a phobia linked to pretty much any object or place imaginable....   [tags: Classification Essay]

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Book Review of "The Things they Carried"

- Tim O’Brien’s, The Things they Carried is a riveting tale of struggle and sacrifice, self indulgence and self pity, and the intrapersonal battles that reeked havoc on even the most battle tested soldiers. O’Brien is able to express these ideas through eloquent writing and descriptive language that makes the reader feel as if he were there. The struggle to avoid cowardice is a prevailing idea in all of O’Brien’s stories. In “On the Rainy River”, O’Brien writes of intrapersonal struggle in its most profound form....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Author to Her Book

- The Author to Her Book In “The Author to Her Book,” Anne Bradstreet explains how she felt when her poems were published without her knowledge and consent. She explains these feelings of resentment, humiliation, pride, affection, and commitment with the use of many poetic devices. She frequently experiences an internal struggle. Bradstreet uses extended metaphor throughout the poem to express her unhappiness with the publishing of her poems. The use of this metaphor helps us to relate emotionally to her....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Extended Metaphor, Utilized by Anne Bradstreet and Robert Frost

- The extended metaphors used by Anne Bradstreet and Robert Frost are inferred by continual metaphors within their poems. The poem “The Author to Her Book” by Bradstreet and Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” are comparable extended metaphors with similarities between the authors and the speakers. While Bradstreet viewed her works of art with flaws as a child, Frost used “diverged” roads to relate to choices in life. These poems share a similar idea that their themes deal with the lives’ of the speakers....   [tags: Common Traits, Poetry]

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Racial Tension and The Declaration of Independence

- “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Requiem of a Nun by William Faulkner. In a speech given by commander-in-chief, president Barack Obama he uses this quote as an example to describe the racial situation that plagues contemporary America. Over two hundred years ago a document was signed promising no guaranteeing that every man was entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This document found that it was self evident, that all men were created equal and that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness)....   [tags: Barack Obama, racism, African Americans]

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The Bildungsroman and the Big Screen

- Abstract — The female bildungsroman, also known as the bildungsromane, is known as a sub-genre of novel where the principle focus of the novel is the education of the protagonist. Literary critic M.H. Abrams defines the bildungsroman as, "the development of the protagonist's mind and character, as [s]he passes from childhood through varied experiences…into maturity and the recognition of [her] identity and role in the world". The character of Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen's celebrated novel Pride and Prejudice is one such bildungsroman heroine....   [tags: Film]

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The Namesake By Jhumpa Lahiri

- In Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, The Namesake, the protagonist, Gogol, struggles with his cultural identity. He is an American-born Bengali struggling to define himself. He wants to fit into the typical American-lifestyle, a lifestyle his parents do not understand. This causes him tension through his adolescence and adult life, he has trouble finding a balance between America and Bengali culture. This is exemplified with his romantic relationships. These relationships directly reflect where he is in his life, what he is going through and his relationship with his parents....   [tags: Culture, Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake, Anthropology]

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Stories of the Vietnam War Illustrated in O’Brien’s The Things They Carried

- Tim O’Brien’s book, The Things They Carried, portrays stories of the Vietnam War. Though not one hundred percent accurate, the stories portray important historical events. The Things They Carried recovers Vietnam War history and portrays situations the American soldiers faced. The United States government represents a political power effect during the Vietnam War. The U. S. enters the war to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam. The U.S. government felt if communism spreads to South Vietnam, then it will spread elsewhere....   [tags: The Things They Carried]

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The Behavior Management Policy At St John 's Regional College

- The behaviour management policy at St John’s Regional College [SJRC] is practiced by a majority of the teaching staff at the school and through analysis of interviews with staff and students and observations, it is evident that the policy supports the pedagogical approaches espoused and practiced by the school. Through reflection it is clear that the restorative practice elements of the policy would be implemented in my own classroom and are also supportive to my developing teacher identity. The policy reflected in teaching practices: The policy appears to be reflected in a majority of the teacher’s practices with only some teachers deviating from the policy in their responses to poor beha...   [tags: Education, Teacher, Pedagogy, Certified teacher]

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Minorities Have Limited Access to Health Care in America

- Seeking care in any type of health care facility is usually not the most favorite activity of any individual. It is likely viewed as a “necessary evil,” something that must be done but is not pleasantly anticipated. Making the encounter between health care professional and client both helpful and therapeutic is a challenge. The major problems with treating the uninsured clients are continuity of care, and collecting payments for services. For those living in poverty, this is especially true. In my research, the one constant that the client’s expressed about visiting a doctor was embarrassment, fear, anger, and anxiety....   [tags: public policy]

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The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien

- Tim O 'Brien 's 1986 “The Things They Carried,” tells a story of how impactful war can be. It describes the struggle of overcoming grief and the struggle to deal with death; it shows the human side of war. The passage above provides an excellent example of the way O 'Brien uses first person narration to explain the complexity of war. In particular, the real meaning of “The Things They Carried” is revealed, because they show the actual burden the soldiers carried was not materialistic, but emotionally, “They carried all the emotional baggage of men who might die....   [tags: Vietnam War, Army, Shame, Blushing]

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Parallels between Scottsboro and To Kill a Mockingbird

- The Scottsboro and Maycomb trials took place in the 1930s, where the trials both have identical causes with the same conclusion, though its a tragedy event that happened however it have influenced the world today. The resemblance between Scottsboro and Maycomb leads the people into thinking about the Great Depression and the most infamous case that took place in Scottsboro, relating to Maycomb. Though there are no reasonable causes or hateful affairs between opposing characters, yet it seems like racism between white and the Afro-Americans had started the conflict....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Racism]

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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

- Beth Ann Fennelly’s book of poetry, Unmentionables, is mainly about her inner thoughts and feelings about various situations in her life. Most of these poems mainly deal with her fear of aging, the growing up of her children, and the love for her husband. However, the poems are divided into sections, and all the poems do not share the same theme, but they all express her feelings about an event in her life. But she takes a different route with her “Colorplate” poems. “The Colorplate poems are about Berthe Morisot, one of a few talented female artists of her time” (Bethe)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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A Grief Observed By C. S. Lewis

- What a fascinating adjustment in perspectives, motive, and determination from the once deeply connected to God the unprofessed theologian. The man who we admired for his crafty dexterity to be a Christian Apologetic emerges to be torn from the foundations of his faith and experiences of how to respond to the unspecified. This book is openly troubling for the believer because all too often we know that this is a very real situation that our author is experiencing. However, while it may appear that a staunch believer has lost his way were hastily reminded that this not the case at all....   [tags: God, Christianity, Islam, C. S. Lewis]

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`` Scarlet Ibis `` By James Hurst

- Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between cruelty and love. This statement is clear in James Hurst 's short story, “Scarlet Ibis”. “Scarlet Ibis” is a tale written based on an assortment of memories a brother, the narrator of the story, has of his late, physically disabled brother, Doodle. When the narrator discovers Doodle is physically disabled, the brother feels great animosity toward him. The animosity remains a major internal conflict for the brother throughout the story. As the story progresses, the narrator’s embarrassment of his brother’s disabilities leads him to mold Doodle so that he is not as embarrassed by him....   [tags: Fiction, Conflict, Disability, Shame]

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Perfection in Lois Lowry’s The Giver

- Perfection: Step to Dictatorship. No world can be perfect, for the only way to have an ideal world is not to have a world at all. The reader soon discovers this in Lois Lowry’s publication The Giver. In this book, a boy named Jonas is taken through a journey in which he shapes his destiny through decisions he makes and trials he face in a supposed ideal world. One, by reading the book, uncovers the fact that this supposedly perfect world, because of its’ hold on an individuals emotion, the elders recanting people’s unalienable rights to privacy, the government employing an unrestrained grip of control, and the community’s over obsessive view on order, is actually an example of perfection t...   [tags: The Giver]

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The God Of A Secular Age

- Faithless to Faith: Finding Jesus in a Secular Age Who was Jesus and what sort of evidence do we actually have to prove his existence. In today 's society, religion is viewed negatively and is seen as oppression of freedom and free will. Many atheists often reject God for various reasons, claiming that science is the answer to all of our questions raised and claiming human race always has existed. Therefore, concept of God or higher power is impossible. Finding Jesus in a Secular Age by Lee Stroebel, provides trustworthy textual evidence, illustrating the existence of God through (the) personal journey of the speaker....   [tags: Jesus, Crucifixion of Jesus, Resurrection of Jesus]

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Effects Of Alcoholism On Your Life

- To people looking in on families like ours, who are struggling with having a loved one addicted to alcohol, it seems that the few health effects and actions like drunk driving are the only worries for us. We are thankful that is what they believe because if they knew the truth they would be terrified of you. In actuality these are far from being the only things your family has to fear. Your addiction effects us daily by creating anxiety, embarrassment, and many broken hearts. I know from personal experiences the effects alcoholism has on your life and the lives of your family....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholic beverage, Alcohol abuse]

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Comparing Nietzsche 's ' Superman '

- The philosopher Nietzsche has been scrutinized for most of his work because he stood against the Christian faith. He believed that Christianity held people back from achieving a full life because it countered all the wants and needs of the human. He believed that slaves made up Christianity to replace the things that they could not receive. Sex, power and revenge were all out of range for a slaves so in return they made up Christianity to follow. Nietzsche’s greatest works however is what he describes as Übermensch or Superman....   [tags: Religion, Human, Friedrich Nietzsche, God is dead]

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Change in Law Enforcement Agencies

- 1. Identify and discuss the eight (8) recurring reasons that change occurs in law enforcement agencies. There are many recurring reasons that changes occurs in law enforcement agencies. The book outlines 8 reasons that change occurs. The 8 reasons are as follow: 1. A single catastrophic event, often followed by civil liability litigation, leads to the chief of police being replaced (Swanson, 2012, pg. 650). This forces changes because it addresses a single incident and forces change. A good example of this would be the failure to adequately respond to an incident....   [tags: Catastrophic Events, New Mayor, Politics]

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Keeping The Art Of Conversation

- Don’t Just Tweet, Let’s Talk Keeping the Art of Conversation Alive We live in a world where our society and culture dictates how we behave and what is appropriate or not when making a conversation. This guideline or etiquette of sorts is suggested in Dorothy Nevill’s quote; “The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” She explains that having a meaningful conversation runs deeper than “just saying the right thing” but, also knowing when not say something inappropriate or impulsively, which may bring about shame or embarrassment to yourself or others involved....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Internet, Mobile phone]

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The Reward System : A Beneficial Behavioral Modification Teaching Method

- Part Two Praise The reward system is a beneficial behavioral modification teaching method, which promotes more positive behaviors in the classroom (Charles & Barr, 2014). Many teachers generally use the reward method of praise within their classrooms for a variety of reasons. The first advantage of using praise within the classroom is because it encourages students do repeat positive behaviors in the classroom. Many children are simply looking for attention and enjoy it, which makes it a great technique to use in the classroom (Charles & Barr, 2014)....   [tags: Motivation, Behavior, Psychology, Human behavior]

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Fighting in a War You Disagree With

- O’Brien says “I would go to the war—I would kill and maybe die—because I was embarrassed not to” while describing his reason for ultimately deciding to go to war. This statement exhibits embarrassment’s ability to overpower a man’s fear of war and even his drive to follow his notions and stand up for what he believes in. O’Brien disregarded his hatred for this “wrong war” along with his fear and reluctance to die for it. He decided that he would rather go and fight simply because he couldn’t “endure the mockery, or the disgrace, or the patriotic ridicule” that he knew would come his way soon after skipping town and heading for Canada....   [tags: War]

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Racism : A Social Problem

- Racism is a huge social problem in the world today. Many races today are being discriminated for being a certain race. Racism has been a social problem for a quite long time now, and it is still a social problem. The vast majority are being discriminated because of a certain group of a race, or person, done something that was awful, but this does not mean the whole race is to blame for the actions of others. Other races are looked down upon because of the color of their skin or maybe because they look very different....   [tags: Sociology, Race, Race, Racism]

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Symptoms And Symptoms Of Schizophrenia

- One of the several different types of mental disorders in the world, identified by the National Institute of Mental Health is Schizophrenia, a chronic and severe disorder that effects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. Schizophrenia affects approximately 1 percent of the world’s population. Just in the U.S, there are more than 200,000 identified cases per year. Schizophrenia spreads around affecting the whole family but the patient recovers through the family support. Schizophrenia is a disease that spreads around like a virus affecting all family members, “Schizophrenia affects everyone around the person who has the illness....   [tags: Mental disorder, Schizophrenia, Patient]

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Messages Conveyed Through Advertisements

- Messages Conveyed Through Advertisements Advertisers send messages about the American culture through their advertisements using different design effects to increase their persuasiveness. These messages about the American’s values, beliefs, and desires make up the American culture. By examining these values, beliefs, and desires communicated through the advertisements we see the many different ways that advertisers use to persuade their audience. The ad I selected conveys an issue that is on the rise in American culture....   [tags: Advertising, Analysis]

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The Effects of Groupthink

- Everyday a war is being waged, not in foreign countries- but in small neighborhoods and capital cities all over the world. A timeless battle to retain individual thought and action in an increasingly conformist society. The concept of a unanimous group-thinking society can be witnessed throughout history in the form of political controversies to pop culture and trends, to subtle influences in everyday life. The short narrative “Shooting an Elephant” written by George Orwell is a perfect example of group-thinking that implicates that to be accepted into these societal groups, one must do what is right by them, and not by the individual....   [tags: Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell]

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Presentation of Self Claim

- Erving Goffman’s Presentation of Self Claim Erving Goffman was a sociologist who studied and analyzed social interaction. He took special interest in explaining how people live their lives as if they were actors performing on stage. He looked at the world as if he were a “director” seeing what goes on in everyday life. He called this observation of the world dramaturgical analysis. He applied terms to this explanation, which include the concepts of status and role. He referred the “part in a play” as the status, and then the “script” is the role....   [tags: Goffman]

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Blushing and Physiological Arousability in Social Phobia

- Blushing and Physiological Arousability in Social Phobia Introduction This paper will provide a critique of the article titled “Blushing and Physiological Arousability in Social Phobia,” (Gerlach et al., 2001) located in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology (Vol. 110, No. 2). Blushing is defined as: “to become red in the face especially from shame or embarrassment. ” It is believed that blushing involves physiological, behavioral, and cognitive factors which react with one another. The actual cause of one blushing is physiological; the amount of blood in one’s face increases causing the amplification of a red hue in the blush region....   [tags: Abnormal Psychology Social Phobia Blush]

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Paths Of Revelation In Endo's Deep River

- Deep River is a short novel through which Shusaku Endo shares the story of a number of Japanese tourists who travel to India in an unknown pursuit of their pilgrimage of grace. Ironically the characters within the novel are non-believers of the Hindu religion, which can be a bit confusing for the reader at first. But as one proceeds through the novel, one will come to realize that the basis of the novel was not to review any particular religion, but to depict the individual journey to God. As stated within the novel, “God has many different faces....   [tags: Shusaku Endo]

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Birth Control Availibilty

- Some believe contraceptives should be available at cost to those who can afford them, available to legal adults who cannot, and/or available to students through public schools. Some religious traditions, based on their view of reproduction, oppose birth control availability for everyone. There are religious traditions that oppose women's autonomy, and as such, are especially opposed to contraceptives for women. Some who oppose sex outside of marriage believe that distribution of condoms in schools encourages adolescent sexual activity....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]

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'Salvation' versus 'Reunion'

- Authors tend to have writing styles that set them apart from other authors. “Salvation” by Langston Hughes and “Reunion” by John Cheever are two short stories, both written by acclaimed authors, describing a life changing experience each author had at a young age. It may seem like both stories are completely different in every aspect. However, after analyzing both stories, it becomes apparent that they have plenty in common. Both stories are similar in terms of motifs and the use of dialogue, yet they contrast when it comes to the tone of each story....   [tags: Langston Hughes, John Cheever, story analysis]

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Real Heroes in our Society

- Real Heroes in our Society The Lone Ranger, Zorro, Batman, Superman are some of the characters that we stereotypically constitute as heroes. They are known to fight with courage without fear of death. They destroy the enemy within a blink of an eye. They fight using their own body strength, superpower, or some kind of weapon. They come to the rescue miraculously and leave without a trace. They are mysterious. We are unable to identify who they are underneath the masks and disguises. Yet, we praise them and ignore the real heroes that surround us regularly, ordinarily....   [tags: Hero heroes Heroic Essays]

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Single Teenage Mothers : A Story Of Struggle The Problems Faced By Teen Parents

- Single Teenage Mothers: A Story of Struggle The Problems Faced By Teen Parents: The main issues that seem to plague most single first time mothers are health, school, depression, relationships, children’s success, and last but not least the economy. The first problem most single moms encounter is their health and the health of their new born babies. According to the March of Dimes, pregnant teens are more than likely to suffer from complications during pregnancy. Their babies are also likely to experience premature birth, low birth weight, and other related health issues which can lead to death or even disability....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Pregnancy, Adolescence, Mother]

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

- For some people Family is a simple matter, you have a group of people who hold your hand as you cross the street, take you to birthday parties and tuck you into bed at night. In an ideal world you even have the picturesque family with the father who works a good job and the mother who stays home all day taking care of the house with a chipper and loving demeanor all the time. However, as we learn in Lori Jakielas book, Belief is its own kind of truth Maybe sometimes it is only by searching for that perfect family that we can truly find out where we were always meant to be....   [tags: Family, Father, Mother, Civil disobedience]

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Though Shall Not Kill Led to No War for the Conscientious Objectors

- ... The target of using children to provoke beliefs of cochies is deemed through the propaganda poster. The interpretation is based on the government point of view in persuading men to change their thought about the war, through the propaganda poster we are deemed that men had to sense guilt and embarrassment towards their children, as what would your children think of you, as a starter of their country, would they be proud of the beliefs you embraced. As being propaganda poster is exaggerates within the source which compromises the reliability as it forces men to join the war and abscond the beliefs which contradict their policy of life....   [tags: Britain, coward, bravery]

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Degradation and Discrimination in Richard Wright's The Ethics of Living Jim Crow

- Richard Wright's "The Ethics of Living Jim Crow" illustrates his cruel childhood lesson of how he learned to live and survive with the degradation and discrimination that was prominent in the South. In this essay, Wright talks about the lessons he learned growing up regarding the proper way to act around white people in order to be safe and avoid confrontation. Whites viewed themselves as superior to blacks and acted in ways to reinforce this idea. Their oppressive actions create social pressures and consequences that make blacks act in certain ways to avoid the common lynchings or beatings....   [tags: white dominance, black man, defiance]

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Assigning Blame in Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

- ... She is shown to be believing and doing what others tell her at a time of crisis when she should be carefully thinking about the consequences of her actions. This leads to Santiago being murdered because she thinks she can also become an “expert in men’s tricks” in a few days. She is proven wrong as her husband finds out that she has been deflowered by another man. These events lead to her brothers, Pablo and Pedro taking Santiago’s life because Angela tells them it was Santiago who took her virginity....   [tags: latin american culture, vicario]

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Breast Is Best As A Health Booster For Mothers And Infants Alike

- "Breast is best." A slogan widely known across the nation encouraging mothers to give their infants what the American Academy of Pediatrics acknowledges as a multifaceted health booster for mothers and infants alike. American Academy of Pediatrics recommends mothers exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of their infant 's life, yet many mothers are falling short of this recommendation. Survey research indicated 75.5% of children were ever breastfed. Of that 75.5% of children ever breastfed, only 12.4% were reported to be exclusively breastfeeding at six months....   [tags: Breastfeeding, Infant, Lactation, Maternal bond]

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Word Choice and Tone in Bradstreet's "The Author to Her Book"

- After reading "The Author to her Book," it helps to know about the author's background. Anne Bradstreet wrote this poem after she had received her recently published book. The problem was that she did not want her book published. In her eyes, it was unfinished and full of mistakes. In the poem, she treats the book as a child and uses a satirical tone. Her choice of words and tone are very important to the theme of the poem. Some readers, mainly logical, would think that the author is simply talking about a child....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Short Story : ' You Mean We 're Not Done ``

- Max asked, “You mean we’re not done?” He had hoped that Alex’s accident would end the whole thing. Shelly replied, “The interview’s not quite over. I still have a couple questions.” Mindy told them, “You’re going to have to get those off though, boys. You first, Ron.” “Oh man.” Ron grumbled and his shoulders slumped. “Hold on,” Shelly interrupted. “Turn around first. I want to see if you still have my name there.” Ron gave her a fierce look, but he had to do it. There he was, with his bare ass framed by his jock and right there was Shelly’s name written in permanent marker....   [tags: 2007 singles, Debut albums, 2005 singles]

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Hester's Alienation from Society Depicted in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Throughout The Scarlet Letter, the moral and social values pertaining to the discrimination of females by society is revealed through the alienation of Hester Prynne, the main character in The Scarlet Letter. During The Scarlet Letter, Hester is punished for her adulterous relationship with Reverend Dimmesdale which results in a child named Pearl. As a result of the adulterous relationship, the authorities of The Puritan society that she is residing in sentences her to wear a Scarlet Letter on her breast that is supposed to stand for adulterer, stand on a scaffold in front of the entire community for public viewing of her Scarlet Letter and Pearl, and serve a prison sentence....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter]

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