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Compare H.G. Wells' The Red Room and Farthing House by Susan Hill

- Compare H.G. Wells' The Red Room and Farthing House by Susan Hill "There was no mistake about it. The flame vanished, as if the wick had been suddenly nipped between a finger and thumb, leaving the wick neither glowing or smoking, but black." Ghost stories use dark and fear of it as a key element, and most occurrences happen in the night, and/or in the dark. The aim of this essay is to compare and contrast the two short stories - The Red Room by H.G. Wells and Farthing House by Susan Hill. The Red Room was written pre twentieth century and Farthing house was written post twentieth century....   [tags: Farthing Red Room Hill Wells Essays]

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The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy and Farthing House by Susan Hill

- The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy and Farthing House by Susan Hill I am going to be comparing two short stories; The withered arm by Thomas Hardy, which was written before 1900 and Farthing house by Susan Hill which was written more recently. The themes in each of the two stories are quite similar. They are both based around women, their needs and their wants and illegitimate children. Both stories have obvious similarities especially with the types of women in the story. 'The withered arm' was a story written before 1900....   [tags: Thomas Hardy Farthing House Hill essays]

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Comparison of The Red Room and Farthing House

- Comparison of The Red Room and Farthing House 'The Red Room' and 'Farthing House' are both ghost stories and fit into the Gothic mysteries. Red Room and Farthing House are written by different authors, at different times. Farthing House was written in the 20th centaury and uses more modern language. Red Room was written in the 19th centaury when it was the fashion of Gothic stories....   [tags: Papers]

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Tension In The Red Room and Farthing House

- How Do HG Wells And SusanHill Create Tension In The Ghost Stories The Red Room, And Farthing House. The two stories I am going to be comparing are 'The Red Room' by H.G Wells and 'Farthing House by Susan Hill. Both 'The Red Room', and 'Farthing House', are typical horror stories in a way in which blood, guts and gore do not come into. The stories were written almost 100 years apart. Despite the 100-year gap there are still many similarities. 'The Red Room' was written in 1896, whereas 'Farthing House' was written in 1992/93....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Death of Eva Smith in the Farthing House by Susan Hill

- The Death of Eva Smith in the Farthing House by Susan Hill There are many different factors involved in the death of Eva Smith. Each one pushed Eva Smith a bit closer to her death but no one specifically was really responsible for her death. Whether one person deserves to take more of the blame than another does it is difficult to say. It was not only people that contributed to Eva Smith's death but her position in the world and the way in which her life worked out. MR Birling:-Mr Birling was the first person who we were led to believe start off of the reason why Eva killed herself....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparison of Two Short Stories: the Red Room and Farthing House

- Comparison of Two Short Stories: the Red Room and Farthing House I have been asked to compare two short stories for my English coursework. These two stories are called "The Red room" and "Farthing House". These stories are considerably different, partly because of the respective eras during which they were written. "Farthing House" was written by a female author, Susan Hill in 1992, while "The Red Room" was written by the famous H G Wells in the late 19th Century. There is almost a century of culture and ideological changes between the two stories....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing the Ways in Which Mrs. Casper, Mr. Sugden and Mr. Farthing Treat Billy in A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines

- Comparing the Ways in Which Mrs. Casper, Mr. Sugden and Mr. Farthing Treat Billy in A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines I am going to compare how these three characters, Mrs. Casper, Mr.Sugden and Mr. Farthing treat Billy, a 14 year old boy, living up north in a rough school and he has quite a hard time. Mrs. Casper, who is Billy's mother, has no time for Billy "Oh stop pestering me. I'm late enough as it is!" She finds her social life and nights out more important than listening to what Billy has to say....   [tags: Papers]

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A Comparison of Mrs Casper, Mr Sugden and Mr Farthing's Treatment of Billy in Barry Hines' Billy's Last Stand

- A Comparison of Mrs Casper, Mr Sugden and Mr Farthing's Treatment of Billy in Barry Hines' Billy's Last Stand In this essay I will attempt to compare the ways in which the three main characters in this story treat Billy, Mrs Casper, Mr Sugden and Mr Farthing. The book is set in the sixties in a mining village in Yorkshire. First of all I will discuss Billy, he is a young and naive boy, he is about to leave school which is a place he hates....   [tags: Papers]

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- Faithing Faith is an odd sort of virtue. In these days of televangelism, tracts, and the "Christian right," one would be tempted to identify faith with a set of beliefs, a conglomerate of successive religious propositions that one has accepted; a branch of one’s "mental furniture," so to speak. However, to limit one’s definition of faith to this narrow band is to do faith itself a disservice. In the history of literature and philosophy alike, there are those who have conceived of faith rather differently....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Sympathy in "A Kestrel for a Knave"

- A Kestrel for a Knave tells the story of a day in the life of Billy Casper. The story is written in the third person, but there is little doubt that we are encouraged to look through Billy’s eyes. The setting is South Yorkshire in the 1960s – probably Barnsley – though Hines never names places. In the novel of Kestrel for a knave, it shows the lack of opportunities, lifestyle and just how much the education system fails him. Throughout the essay I will describe and explain each character as they appear and how they affect Billy....   [tags: Kestrel for a Knave, ]

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An Essay to Show How Billy Is Treated in A Kestrel for a Knave

- In this essay I will be looking into the treatment of Billy in A Kestrel for a Knave, the emotions surrounding them and comparing and contrasting the differences between how three characters treat Billy, those three characters are Billy’s Mother, Jud, and Mr Farthing. The novel, A Kestrel for a Knave, is about a young boy who doesn’t fit in much, he doesn’t have a farther and gets picked on at school, to top it all off he has a terrible home life with his brother Jud bullying him and his mum going off every night drinking....   [tags: emotions, characters, factors]

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The Life of Billy- Original Writing

- The Life of Billy- Original Writing I intend to describe Billy’s school and explain to what extent the school has helped him achieve his full potential whilst attending the school. The author’s intentions when writing ‘A Kestrel for a Knave’ were to highlight how defective the school was at helping Billy to be a successful person in life. Billy’s school was an all boy’s school situated in Barnsley. The school was run by corporal punishment, and the head teacher believed that is how it should be....   [tags: Papers]

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Treatment of Billy in A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines

- Treatment of Billy in A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines In "A Kestrel for a Knave", Barry Hines tells his realistic story of a boy called Billy. Firstly Billy lives with his mother and brother in their small house in Barnsley. His mother smokes cigarettes all day and asks, "You haven't got a gag on you, have you, love?" and "Do me a favour, love, and run up to t'shop for some fags." By asking if he can go to the shop and buy some cigarettes, obviously is showing that she is a selfish mother, and not worrying that he should not smoke....   [tags: Papers]

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A Drawing is a Line Going to a Walk

- What is Drawing. “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.” Paul Klee (Klee, 2010) Drawing is to create a picture, image or diagram with a pencil or pen by making lines or marks on a piece of paper or other material. The common theory I have found, after questioning several people on what their definition of drawing was, is that drawing is a method to convey feelings or emotions onto a piece of paper, using a pencil or pen so that others can see what they are thinking or feeling. This is correct but is this the only way drawing is used....   [tags: communication, designers, draftsmen]

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Barry Hindes Described as a Social Critic

- A social critic is defined as someone who criticises the problems in society such as the education system, health system or the justice system. Barry Hindes is a social critic as in his book "A Kestrel for a knave" he criticises the tripartite education system, Barry Hindes once said, "I don't like what it did to kids like Billy." Additionally Barry Hindes criticises the working class inability to communicate with one another through the example of the Caspers. The central focus of the novel is on the school and the tripartite education system, which contained grammar, technology and secondary modern schools....   [tags: European Literature]

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Society's Rejects and Barry Hines' Kestrel for a Knave

- Society's Rejects and Barry Hines' "Kestrel for a Knave" A kestrel for a knave is about a poor troubled Yorkshire lad by the name of Billy Casper. What he imagines to be out of reach and unbelievable are things we take for granted. He imagines love from his parents and just normal, every day things like fish and chips for supper and someone being nice to him. For Billy, that is a dream that will never become reality. Treated as a failure at school and unhappy at home, Billy discovers a new passion in life when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk....   [tags: Barry Hines Kestrel Knave Essays]

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Suspense and Tension in The Red Room by H.G.Wells and The Signalman by Charles Dickens

- Suspense and Tension in The Red Room by H.G.Wells and The Signalman by Charles Dickens In this assessment I am going to discuss the ways in which a selection of writers build suspense and tension through their stories. I will use two stories from before nineteen fourteen and two from after nineteen fourteen. I will use 'The Red Room' by H.G Wells because it is from before nineteen fourteen. The story is about a man who stays in a room in an old castle to disprove the alleged existence of a ghost....   [tags: Papers]

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Main Points of Barry Hines' "Kes"

- Main Points of Barry Hines' "Kes" In this essay, I intend to discuss three main points highlighted in Barry Hines’ play, ‘Kes’. The main theme that I will explore is how Barry Hines viewed teachers in the 1970’s (when the book was first written). Kes brought up the question of whether corporal punishment worked or not. I aim to conclude to whether or not corporal punishment worked. Another aspect of the education system in the 1970’s that I will explore is if pupils from poorer backgrounds were disadvantaged and treated differently....   [tags: Barry Hines Kes Essays]

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The Dangers of Marijuana

- Marijuana, Cannabis Sativa, has been used for centuries for its medicinal and euphorant properties, and its fibers, to make hemp cloth and paper. Medicinally, between 1850 and 1942, it was prescribed in the United States Pharmacopeia as a remedy for a variety of ailments including gout, tetanus, depression, and cramps (Farthing 1992). Today, it is used for reducing intraocular pressure due to glaucoma, as an antiemetic to relieve nausea associated with chemotherapy, and as an appetite stimulant for AIDS patients....   [tags: 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Plasma Level]

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The Blurb for A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines

- The Blurb for A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines Works Cited Missing I don't think the blurb for the novel "A Kestrel for a Knave" by Barry Hines gives you an accurate idea of what the book is about. The blurb is over-simplified and makes it seem like there is no hope for Billy. In this essay I will show the writer's skill in creating believable characters; how the writer creates a realistic family life for Billy; Billy's relationship with the hawk; the writer's use of contrasts and description; the structure of the book e.g....   [tags: Papers]

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Friar in Canterbury Tales

- Friar in Canterbury Tales Chaucer’s attitude towards the friar is one of sarcasm. The friar is "wanton and merry," but this pleasant-sounding description is actually packed with mockery. By the 14th century, friars, who were supposed to give up all worldly things and live only by begging for food and alms, were almost totally corrupt. They were known for flattering the rich and deceiving the poor, and especially for seducing women in outright disregard for their vow of celibacy. Chaucer's Friar, Hubert, is a "limiter," one who is licensed to beg in a certain area....   [tags: essays papers]

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All Society in One Man: Character Analysis of Washington Irving’s Tom Walker Character

- Washington Irving has been considered to be the foremost American author of the early romantic era. As such, the majority of his works contain elements consistent with Romantic ideals, including his short story The Devil and Tom Walker. Through literary elements such as diction, imagery, tone, syntax, and figurative language, Irving portrays Tom Walker in a negative light. In a larger sense however, Irving’s use of these literary elements goes beyond merely characterizing Tom Walker, as the entire story can be seen as an allegory critiquing society during the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: negative, society, greed, tone]

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The Significance of Clothing in The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue

- Throughout The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue, Chaucer’s use of the characters’ clothing, to symbolize what lies beneath the surface of each personality is significant. Chaucer strongly uses the Knight, the Squire and the Prioress’s clothing to symbolize how their personalities are reflected through The Canterbury Tales. The Knight’s true character is portrayed through his modest apparel. His character is displayed by the way he chooses to show himself in public, which is a noble knight, that is why he wears dirty clothes and chooses to come on the pilgrimage straight from battle....   [tags: The Canterbury Tales]

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Literary Analysis Of ' The Devil And Tom Walker '

- Romanticism: Literary Analysis of The Devil and Tom Walker, The Pit and the Pendulum, and Thanatopsis When someone hears the word romantic they think of love, or Valentine’s Day and couples. Romanticism is actually when the value of feeling and intuition is greater than the value of reason, which became very popular in the 1800’s. Several American literature selections from this period are considered romantic, some with the recurring theme of darkness and death, and three of which include: Washington Irving’s The Devil and Tom Walker, William Cullen Bryant’s Thanatopsis, and The Pit and the Pendulum, by Edgar Allan Poe....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Romanticism, Romantic poetry]

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The Impact of Migration on Africa’s Development

- Migration is a complex concept that has had negative connotations attached to it in the past decades, however international focus is now drifting away from its negative effects towards the realisation that it has potential to contribute to sustainable development of both the countries of origin and the migrants’ host countries (IMO). In the last decades, there has been rapid growth in external and regional migration in Africa. According to the World Bank’s bilateral migration matrix data in 2010, it was estimated that about 30.6 million African people (3% of the world’s population) were living in countries other than their country of birth....   [tags: African migrants, illlegal immigration]

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Dietary Supplements Used by Athletes: Creatine

- ... 2001, p.358). Creatine increases muscular strength and lean tissue mass, but phosphocreatine absorption can limit the full effect of this ergogenic aid. Diets high in protein from red meat already have a high percentage of CP storage inside the muscle tissue. Vegetarians will benefit greatly from exogenous creatine supplementation because they lack consistent intake of Cr. In an article written by Rawson, Persky, Price, & Clarkson in 2004, “Effect of repeated creatine supplementation on muscle, plasma, and urine creatine levels,” they demonstrated muscle phosphocreatine increases through exogenous supplementation....   [tags: increasing sports performance]

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Hypocritical Tendencies in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

- ... He uses lies and flattery to take advantage of people, often by selling them fake holy relics: “And with these relics, any time he found some poor up-country parson to astound, on one short day, in money down, he drew more than the parson in a month or two, and by his flatteries and prevarication made monkeys out of the priest and congregation” (115, 721-726). The Pardoner also shows his hypocrisy when he sings the offering. Being only concerned with the money, The Pardoner knows that people will donate more if he sings the offering....   [tags: characters, corrupt, wealth]

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Unhappy Marriages And Domestic Violence

- ... The document “Unhappy Marriages” describes how George Whalley was not industrious because “at a proper age, [he] was put Apprentice to one Richard Norbut.” (Unhappy Marriages, 4) It was not until his second marriage where it went all downhill when he committed murder. The increased crime rate was due to the increased population in England which in turn increased the amount of people in poverty. It was considered a social problem because each parish had to make provisions for the deserving poor....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Crime, Domestic violence]

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Ghost Stories

- Ghost Stories Ghost stories revolve around lots of Spooky tales that work on displacing the reader's fear. Some of the main techniques which make them successful involve: Fear, Drama, Danger and Suspense. However, the main idea is that they create tension too. Such stories which use tension to dramatic affect are "The Red Room" by H.G. Wells and "Farthing House" by Susan Hill; both are written in first person narrative to allow the reader to get scared along with the main character. Both stories also build tension through their Style, Setting, Structure and Language....   [tags: English Literature]

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Wuthering Heights Heathcliff

- Wuthering Heights Heathcliff Heathcliff is introduced in Nelly's narration as a seven-year-old Liverpool foundling (probably an Irish famine immigrant) brought back to Wuthering Heights by Mr. Earnshaw. His presence in Wuthering Heights overthrows the prevailing habits of the Earnshaw family, members of the family soon become involved in turmoil and fighting and family relationships become spiteful and hateful. Even on his first night, he is the reason Mr. Earnshaw breaks the toys he had bought for his children....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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History Of Bikes

- A bicycle is a vehicle consisting of two wheels attached to a frame and steered by a fix tandem, and propelled by the shaire force of the user who put pressure on pedals that make the wheel spin. The invention of the bicycle date far back to the 17th century, and since then has been constantly modified during the past decades to reach the bicycle who know today. The first bicycle , a wooden scooter-like vehicle, named a “celerifere,” was invented by Comte Mede de Sivrac of France. It consisted of two big wheels connected to a wooden beam....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Summary of KES

- KES Kes is a story of knowledge, of love and not just about a boy and his hawk, It shows the life of a boy from a poor family, and his struggle to get through his teenage years, a story of a boys life which was planned before he was even born. It all starts with a boy named Billy Casper, Billy is the central character in the play and some may say that he is no angel but is he really a villain. He may have nearly knocked Mr Porter of his ladder and he hits Jud when he’s drunk but all of his wrongdoings are never unprovoked, like when Jud steals Billy’s food and pushes him out the way whenever he’s in a hurry....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Meaning of Art

- Art is defined as “The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power” ("Oxford Dictionary" ). It is also used to describe “the various branches of creative activity, such as music, literature, and dance” (Oxford Dictionary” ). Over the course of time, art has been used to express cultural differences, socioeconomic views, religious themes, and even political ideals....   [tags: creativity, imagination, Renaissance, art styles]

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Culture Makes a Family

- ... The role of extended family is significant in Caribbean families which includes aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. Single parenting is not an option when it comes to an extended family. When parents are at work or are away someone else steps up. In a family everyone has a role. The father is the provider and protects his family. The mother is the nurturer in the family and the kids are the prized possessions. Having roles doesn’t make a family but can help define one. Like most of the Caribbean’s the attitude towards relationship and commitment has for the most part stayed the same....   [tags: caribbean, extended, generations]

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Essay on the Devil in Paradise Lost, Holy Bible, Faust, and Devil and Tom Walker

- The Devil’s Role in Paradise Lost,  The Bible,  Faust, and The Devil and Tom Walker   The devil's role as the inspiration for rock-and-roll is already well documented and commonly understood. Perhaps less well documented is the role of the Devil as inspiration for literature. The Devil has played an active role in literature for quite a while with his name appearing in stories for centuries. The historical devil has not always been personified. Initially, in religious settings, he was represented as a feeling or power, in attendance as the force of evil, an antagonist to goodness and divinity, and temptation for humans....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparison of Mr. Wickham's and Elizabeth's Attitude Towards Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

- Comparison of Mr. Wickham's and Elizabeth's Attitude Towards Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice The novel, 'Pride and Prejudice' revolves around a mother of five daughters, Mrs. Bennet, whose sole purpose is to marry off her daughters to suitable men. Her eldest, Jane, is her most prized daughter. Mrs. Bennet is assured that Jane's beauty and meticulous manners will win her a prized husband. In the end Mrs. Bennet succeeds in marrying her to a husband and in addition she gets Lydia and Elizabeth married too; Jane to Mr Bingley, Lydia to Mr....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing the Ways in Which Billy Casper and Jane Eyre are Presented as Outsiders

- Comparing the Ways in Which Billy Casper and Jane Eyre are Presented as Outsiders There are many similarities that can be drawn when comparing these characters; both are presented as outsiders, have family problems, no respectable status and are bullied by peers and elders. With all this repression it would be instinct for Jane and Billy to try their utmost to conform to expectations but the writers create quite the opposite. Both characters are individuals and, at times, defiant and outspoken....   [tags: Papers]

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The Character of Sméagol in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

- The Character of Sméagol in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings      Although JRR Tolkien is notorious for his numerous, and often seemingly irrelevant, minor characters - the necessity of an index of names in The Return of the King proves this without a doubt - one of the most crucial and fascinating characters of The Lord of the Rings physically appears in barely more than one-sixth of the novel. The character Sméagol, often referred to by his alter ego Gollum, on a basic level serves only to guide Frodo and Sam to Mordor, as well as to destroy the Ring when Frodo cannot....   [tags: Lord of the Rings Essays]

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The Importance of Suffering, Death and Resurrection to Christians Today

- The Importance of Suffering, Death and Resurrection to Christians Today "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16. Jesus knew his destiny. His is the supreme example of self-sacrificing love. His was a love so strong that he endured such pain and suffering for the sake of God, whom he loved, and the entire human race. Christians today believe that Jesus died for our sins. His death was the highest declaration of his love....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Oliver Twist and A Kestrel for a Knave

- Comparing Oliver Twist and A Kestrel for a Knave Introduction ============ In this essay I am hoping to show the similarities between the novels 'Oliver Twist' and A 'Kestrel for a Knave'. Charles Dickens wrote Oliver twist in the early ninetieth century. It was set in the area of in and around London. Whereas A Kestrel for a Knave was wrote in the 1960s by Barry Hines and is set in the area of Barnsley. Although the two Novels are set one hundred and thirty years apart there are many similarities between them....   [tags: Papers]

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Portrayal of Man in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov

- Portrayal of Man in The Brothers Karamazov           Debauchery, dueling, infidelity, orgies, and even monastery life are all used to help Fyodor Dostoevesky define his characters in The Brothers Karamazov. At the beginning of the novel, the reader becomes filled with contempt for a few members of the Karamazov family, yet filled with admiration for others. The legitimate members of the Karamasov family each represent a separate aspect of human character, which is applicable to society. In some ways the characters resemble separate factions and cliques of society that most often argue, but together can be productive....   [tags: Brothers Karamazov Essays]

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An Interpretation of the Greg Family as Employers

- An Interpretation of the Greg Family as Employers The Gregs had a genuine concern for the welfare and well being at Styal Mill. Several of the visual, documentary and oral sources support this view very strongly, and show us that because of this concern for the well being of their apprentices, the Gregs went out of their way to give them the best possible life at the mill. As Source A indicates, there were a variety of different reasons to why Samuel Greg relied heavily on apprentice labour....   [tags: Papers]

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Dear Nobody and Tess of the D'urbervilles

- Compare and contrast the novels Dear Nobody and Tess of the D'urbervilles The two novels in question, "Dear Nobody" and "Tess of the D'urbervilles" (hereafter referred to as "Tess"), raise surprisingly similar issues for books written in such different times and among such varying attitudes. However, the period difference does highlight some major contrasts, most relevantly, the censorship that would have taken place, had Hardy alluded to any details concerning sex or seduction. In both books, the situations and moral messages reflect the author's opinions and ideas on ethical subjects such as premarital sex, pregnancy, single motherhood, and above all, the trials and tribulations of love....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Relationships Between Christianity and Charity

- The Relationships Between Christianity and Charity In this essay I will be looking at how Christianity and charities relate to each other. In the first section I will be looking at what Christians teach, preach and believe about charity. In the second section I will show what Christians actually do and focus on Christian charities. In the third I will conclude with what I think about Christian charities and how well I think they work. The foundation of a Christian’s faith and belief is centred on love....   [tags: Papers]

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A New Species of Whale

- Questions Surrounding a New Species of Whale During the month of September in 1998 an amazing and unique discovery was found by a group of scientists when they went out to the Sea of Japan. There, they collected the carcass of a medium sized baleen whale. This was the ninth specimen needed to complete the research on discovering this new species. This species of the baleen whale did resemble the fin whale, another species of the baleen whale. However, this carcass was much smaller in size. After comparing DNA data of the external morphology, osteology, and mitochondrial, scientists were able to classify all they found into a new and different species....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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Ulysses by James Joyce

- Ulysses by James Joyce Many novelists directly reflect their life stories and personal circumstances in their works, so closely that the works may seem autobiographical. Although there are autobiographical parallels between James Joyce's life and that of his characters in Ulysses, the novel's scattered autobiographical details are more in the line of delightful puzzles to be ferreted out, rather than direct insights into Joyce's life. What is really important in Ulysses is not the ties to Joyce's personal experience; it is the way he uses his distinctively Irish experience to comment on the human condition in general. We think of Joyce as an Irish writer, and it may be surprising...   [tags: Papers]

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Bicycles And Society

- The Bicycle and Society Today the bicycle is seen as a choice of transportation rather than necessity, this is due to it's out dated technology. To westernized civilizations riding a bike has been seen to become a hobby. If a person was to travel down the street to the shop they would drive their car, this is because it is easier, quicker and more convenient to the person. This decision by a person is accepted by the community. As technology has improved over time the use of bicycles has decreased....   [tags: Transportation Bicycle]

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Victorian Lifestyles

- Victorian Lifestyles Working clothes for poorer people were often passed down within the family or bought from second hand shops. They were usually made from coarsely woven wool or cotton cloth and they would be mended and patched to make them last a long time. Most people tried to have a better set of clothes for 'Sunday best'. Wealthier families could afford smart dressed and clothes made from better quality material. Ladies were interested in fashion and read magazines like The Young Ladies Journal to find out about the latest styles....   [tags: Papers]

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Kierkegaard and Abraham: A Literary Tool and Belief in the Ideal Christian-Existentialist

- Abraham, the father of the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic religions is held up by Kierkegaard as the perfect model for faith in Fear and Trembling. The specific example most strongly used in Kierkegaard’s writing is the unhesitant actions of Abraham to heed God’s call and sacrifice his only son and promised heir to his kingdom, Isaac. Abraham faithfully follows God’s command without remorse, doubt, sadness, or anger. It is only moments before the murder and sacrifice of Isaac that God intervenes and send a ram in his stead....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Sickness Unto Death According to Kierkegaard

- 1. Kierkegaard believes that truth is only a subjective process. Truth only exists from the subjective existing of the individual and cannot be found in a complete system. Objective truth to Kierkegaard is a simply an idea created by the illusion of subjective existence that one can have complete and true objective knowledge of something that exists out in the world. This is evident when he states, “In the objective sense, thought is understood as being a pure thought; this corresponds in an equally abstract-objective sense to its object, which object is therefore the thought itself, and truth becomes correspondence of thought with itself....   [tags: existencialistm, truth]

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Death of a Naturalist Analysis

- Death of a Naturalist The poem, like Seamus Heaney’s work, is very nature minded in terms of context. However, he describes the frogs in a very evil, sinister, and menacing way. It is about a child who collects frog spawn from the dam and collects it in jars. He is innocent and unaware of the evil that lurks in the frog spawn. We can see in the poem that the boy is young, when he remembers his teacher teaching him about the frogs, and his way of calling the frogs ‘Daddy frog’ and ‘Mammy Frog’....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Importance of Kes to Billy

- The Importance of Kes to Billy " Fast asleep during the lord prayer. Ill thrash you, you irreverent scoundrel!" These are the words of Mr. Gryce, Billy's headmaster. The context this is in is that Mr. Gryce needed to make an example of somebody and Billy was his chosen victim. The school Billy goes to isn't a particularly nice school by any means this is however made worse by the fact that Billy is in a class known as the Easter leavers. At home Billy is thought to be destined to work in the mines like his older brother Jud....   [tags: Papers]

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“The Miller’s Tale” - A Parody of Courtly Love

- During the Middle Ages using the method of courtly love was very common. It was defined as a way of worshiping a woman to get their attention and love in a noble way by doing heroic deeds or just by giving the women gifts. Back then the most known courtly lovers were the knights for being known as very chivalrous and noble men. In “the Miller’s Tale”, the use of courtly love is the complete opposite of what it usually is. The story telling the story, in other words the miller makes a complete parody of courtly love and what it stands for, he makes it seem very vulgar by the way he talks about the characters in a very sexual manner and the deeds that the characters do throughout the story....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls

- ... Then Lily knew. And then everyone knew” (Ness 16). And he is constantly getting bullied by Harry and his gang, but he does not report them since all he wants to do is get through the day and see his mom. Frankly everyone is afraid of the kid with a cancer mom, even teachers treat him as if he was invisible. So Conor is getting bullied due to the fact that his mom has cancer. However, Patrick paints the readers mind and syncs it with Conors mind. Conor was assigned to write an essay about his life, the only important things that happened his life was; “His father leaving....   [tags: the sickness within, story analysis]

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Seamus Heaney's Background and Poetry

- Seamus Heaney's Background and Poetry Seamus Heaney had a Roman Catholic upbringing in a rural area of Northern Ireland. How does his poetry reflect his background. Heaney's poetry is able to reflect his background by his use of language and the technique he expresses his experiences. I will cover his background into three sections: his childhood, the community and his reflections. I will start by looking at his feelings and experiences in the poem 'Death of a Naturalist'. The poet remembers the time when he was a young child....   [tags: Seamus Heaney Poets Poems Essays]

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Death of a Naturalist

- Death of a Naturalist This poem is similar to Blackberry-Picking in its subject and structure - here, too, Heaney explains a change in his attitude to the natural world, in a poem that falls into two parts, a sort of before and after. But here the experience is almost like a nightmare, as Heaney witnesses a plague of frogs like something from the Old Testament. You do not need to know what a flax-dam is to appreciate the poem, as Heaney describes the features that are relevant to what happened there - but you will find a note below....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparison of Shrek and Farrqquad in the Fairy Tale Genre

- In the essay i am going to focus on the characters of Shrek and lord Farrquaad, the fairytale genre is subverted from the usual ogre being a man eater and the prince saving the princess to the ogre becoming the rescuer and the prince being evil person who sends the ogre to do his dirty work and rescue the princess. The opening shot is of a book with someone reading what is on the pages, with classical peaceful music, with the voice soothing like a classical fairytale. The sounds were non diagetic and the book was under a spotlight....   [tags: Fairy Tales, ]

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Overcoming the Statistics: Lack of Outdoor Physical Actitivy in Women

- Women are shrinking violets when it comes to exercising outdoors. According to British non-profit Mind, nine out of 10 women refrain from outdoor physical activity due to low self-esteem coupled with high self-consciousness. They tend to exercise late at night, if not pass up entirely. Mind’s findings back up a report by Deadline News contending that more and more Scottish women are patronizing 24-hour gyms to exercise at ungodly hours when crowds are sparse. Psychologists have long compared the effects of outdoor exercise to those of antidepressants, which are used in treatment of anxiety and mild or moderate depression....   [tags: excercising and physical fitness, healthy habits]

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The Carnivalesque Nature of the Canterbury Tales

- There once was a group of people, high and low, rich and poor, educated and ignorant, religious and fool, who suddenly found themselves thrown together in most charming disarray upon the Road to Canterbury. Geoffrey Chaucer was a famously political scholar of his time and an impetuous writer from the medieval period of English literature. His many works, which includes an extensive poetic narrative titled The Canterbury Tales, were widely popular during his time and have remained so ever since. The Canterbury Tales, a group of tales packed within a framing narrative, are widely studied and adapted today reinforcing Chaucer’s enduring talent to produce written works which so enduringly grasp...   [tags: Fabliau, Middle Ages]

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Roman and Western Society: The Satrycon

- It is quite captivating to see the similarities in what behavior is considered appropriate and which is considered a "faux pas" in ancient Roman society and Western society today. In reading The Satrycon it has become quite clear that our society's ideology of what is considered polite behavior has in many ways remained intact. Trimalchio, the main character of The Satrycon and our ancient "Great Gatsby" posed a satiric and contradicting behavior to the norm of etiquette incased in the values of ancient Roman society which unfold in the story as his dinner guests leave quite repulsed....   [tags: trimalchio, great gatbsy]

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You Have A Great Time Together

- ... The kind of love we have with them makes us feel amazing, and we would much rather be there than with people who we don 't have that bond with. 3. He 's Starting To See Your Annoying Habits In the beginning, your hormones are raging and you are blinded by them. You can 't see each other 's imperfections because you are totally lost in each other 's eyes. But, once those hormones settle down, you can clearly see the other person 's annoying habits. If he is questioning you about some of the annoying habits you have, but he still sticks around and treats you right, then he 's in love....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- ... He does this by focusing on three main topics throughout the book: the disgust of war, the dangers of nationalism, and how war ended up affecting the soldiers’ state of mind and relationships when they returned from war. Before Remarque and books like All Quiet on the Western Front, most authors liked to portray war as a glorious event where the soldiers developed relationships with their friends in the military and even with the members of the opposing forces. “The soldier is on friendlier terms than other men with his stomach and intestines....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Erich Maria Remarque]

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Human Nature: Aristotle vs Plato

- Modern sciences have either directly emerged from philosophy or are very closely related to multiple philosophical questions. Understanding philosophy, as well as the way problems are addressed by philosophers, is the key to understanding science as we know it today and in the future. There are as many definitions of philosophy as there are philosophers – perhaps there are even more. Philosophy is said to be the mother of all disciplines. It is also the oldest of all disciplines and has given a rise to modern science, both social and natural conclusions....   [tags: Human Nature Essays]

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Discuss some of the ways in which Seamus Heaney makes use of the past

- Discuss some of the ways in which Seamus Heaney makes use of the past in his poetry Seamus Heaney was born on 13th April 1939 on a farm called Mossbawn in Northern Ireland. He was the eldest of nine children, and was brought up as a Roman Catholic, which later, proved to be a popular topic in his poetry. Heaney’s childhood was full of deaths from relatives and friends which give him a certain amount of understanding about death and corpses, a poem that shows this is ‘The Tollund Man’. In his poetry, Seamus Heaney usually starts in the past tense, imagining that he is still in his childhood, and then suddenly, towards the end of the poem, turns to the present tense, and reflects how his chil...   [tags: English Literature]

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Seamus Heaney's Poems: Death of a Naturalist and Advancement of Learning and Roe Deer

- Seamus Heaney's Poems: Death of a Naturalist and Advancement of Learning and Roe Deer The assignment that I will be undertaking is based on the poems Death of a Naturalist, Advancement of Learning and Roe Deer. The Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney, who was Irish, wrote the two poems Death of a Naturalist and Advancement of Learning. Ted Hughes, who has written a variety of stories, one of which was the famous Iron Man, wrote the poem Roe Deer. The main task of the assignment is to Ø Explain the general meaning and storyline of each poem Ø Consider the feelings and emotions in each poem Ø Discuss the use of language in each poem These three poems have...   [tags: Papers]

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Death of a Naturalist is concerned with growing up and loss of innocence

- Death of a Naturalist is concerned with growing up and loss of innocence Death of a Naturalist” is concerned with growing up and loss of innocence. The poet vividly describes a childhood experience that precipitates a change in the boy from the receptive and protected innocence of childhood to the fear and uncertainty of adolescence. Heaney organises his poem in two sections, corresponding to the change in the boy. By showing that this change is linked with education and learning, Heaney is concerned with the inevitability of the progression from innocence to experience, concerned with the transformation from the unquestioning child to the reflective adult....   [tags: English Literature]

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Lord of the Flies: A Tale of a Fateful Trip

- Lord of the Flies: A Tale of a Fateful Trip         Man has never quite found a truly perfect paragon in himself.  Through some fault of his own he can never achieve the high ideal of perfection that he seeks to attain.  The 'Divine' Michelangelo, named so by his contemporary biographer Giorgio Vasari, never called his masterwork of the Sistine Chapel ceiling finished. When it was unveiled Pope Julius II fell to his knees in prayer at the sight of this 'divine work of perfection.'  Michelangelo, who never claimed himself to be a painter, never accepted his work as a masterpiece, claiming that it was "full of flaws" produced by his own imperfections and sins.  William Golding attributes th...   [tags: Lord of the Flies Essays]

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The Meaning Of Chow Yun-fat (its In His Mouth)

- The Meaning of Chow Yun-Fat (It's In His Mouth) Ultimately, it comes down to his mouth. Chow Yun-Fat is the coolest movie actor in the world today, and the only way I can explain this is to talk about his mouth. He does cool things with his mouth. Smoking cigarettes is no longer an emblem of cool in the USA, but Chow does wonders with cigarette smoke in Prison On Fire. Director Ringo Lam understands this; like most of the great Hong Kong directors, he loves using slow motion and freeze frames to pinpoint important moments in his movies, and he saves a few of the most elegant slow-motion sequences for Chow blowing smoke and looking cool....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Compare and contrast Death of a naturalist and Catrin

- Compare and contrast Death of a naturalist and Catrin In both poems, the writers reflect on childhood and change. Heaney looks back on his childhood and the change he took while growing up where as Clarke is reflecting on childhood as an adult, a mother and how she copes, and her views of having a child, and being in child birth. In Heaney’s poem, Death of a Naturalist, he is reflecting on his childhood and the attitude he uses towards his childhood. The attitude he has changes during the poem, at first, in the first stanza, he looks back fondly at his childhood ‘I would fill jampotfuls of the jellied specks to range on the window sills at home’ (line11) ‘But best of all there was the war...   [tags: English Literature]

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Growing Up in the Poem Death of a Naturalist

- 'Death of a Naturalist' is concerned with growing up and loss of innocence. The poet vividly describes a childhood experience that precipitates a change in the boy from the receptive and protected innocence of childhood to the fear and uncertainty of adolescence. Haney organizes his poem in two sections, corresponding to the change in the boy. By showing that this change is linked with education and learning, Haney is concerned with the inevitability of the progression from innocence to experience, concerned with the transformation from the unquestioning child to the reflective adult....   [tags: Seamus Haney]

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Differences Between Male and Female Orientated Magazine Articles

- Investigating the Difference Between Male and Female Orientated Magazine Articles For my investigation I decided to take stories sent in by readers to the magazines FHM and Cosmopolitan. FHM is aimed at men aged around 16 to 30, while Cosmopolitan is aimed at women of the same age. I thought it would be interesting to look at the differences between the two formats because I read FHM quite a lot, and some female friends of mine read Cosmopolitan, and I have often wondered what and how many differences and indeed similarities there are between the two magazines....   [tags: media print fhm cosmopolitan]

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America's Misplaced Priorities - Nudity Versus War

- The ubiquitous news stories generated by last season’s Super Bowl were a matter of priorities, and it seems that in America ours are quite jumbled. In the days following the game, we heard the chattering classes rail about the various social evils allegedly embodied by the Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake “costume malfunction,” from the racism inherent in a white male stripping a black female to the sexual violence underlying the act of a man exposing a woman in public. While bigotry and misogyny are profound ills that pollute America, the so-called Nipplegate controversy made for a poor rallying cry against these problems simply because one can safely assume Jackson was a willing conspi...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Barry Hines: A Kestrel for a Knave

- Barry Hines: A Kestrel for a Knave The novel ‘A Kestrel for a Knave’, by Barry Hines, is set in 1968 in a Northern industrial estate. It is about a boy named Billy Casper who is under pressure at home and struggling in school. The only time when he can get away is when he escapes to the countryside to experience nature in all its glory. The title of the novel is a sort of play-on-words, as in medieval times there was a group of people called knaves who were, like Billy in the novel, the lowest class of people around....   [tags: Papers]

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Children Are Too Young to Vote

- Children Are Too Young to Vote On February 22, 2004, I finally turned 18. I was an adult. I was supposed to be responsible. I had rights I never had before. And I was old enough to make my own decisions. Although I passed up buying cigarettes, joining the military, and getting a tattoo, I did embrace the chance to vote. I remember walking into the town hall for the first time, filling out my voting card, and feeling the sense of adulthood. When I was sitting there voting I realized how little I actually knew about the candidates....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Beyond the Surface of Shrek

- Beyond the Surface of Shrek Fiona: You did it. You rescued me. You're amazing. You're… You're wonderful. You're...(Shrek and Donkey tumble down the slope with a loud crash.) Fiona: A little unorthodox I'll admit (Soft classical music plays in the background) but, thine deed is great and thine heart is pure. I'm eternally in your debt. (Donkey clears his throat loudly.) Fiona: And where would a brave knight be without his noble steed. Donkey: Oh, I hope you heard that. She called me a noble steed....   [tags: Movies Argumentative Argument Papers]

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Music Analysis of Hakuna Matata

- The end of a semester is the most stressful time for students because of those dreaded finals. Anyone who lived through the 1990s should know the song a young lion and his pals sang after meeting for the first time. However, as the years pass by, society forgets the simple pleasures of youth and the two words that can make all troubles go away. “Hakuna Matata” was a song written by Tim Rice with music by Elton John. This song is also a story about a warthog before he discovered this amazing expression....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Justice for All Ages

- Justice for All Ages The question of “What is Justice?” plagued the ancient philosophers and continues to plague the professional and amateur academic philosophers of today. The question is so hard, because it is quite difficult to know where to begin. Socrates1 spoke of justice in relation to the gods, Plato in relation to an individual’s duty in society, and Achilles, in a somewhat indirect way, in relation to honor and loyalty. All three of these men had very convincing arguments about the true nature of justice, but it is impossible to say now, or most likely ever, whether any of them actually got it right....   [tags: Justice Philosophy Essays]

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acting like a lady

- So You Want To Act Like a Lady. For years women have been waxing, plucking and beautifying themselves for one reason and one reason only; because they think that is beauty. A woman is only classified as a lady if she can walk, talk and dress the part. The way that society has viewed femininity has changed immensely over the past hundred years, but acting like a tomboy or, heaven forbid, being strong and independent is looked down upon in the eyes of men and other women. Certain standards of ladylike demeanor have become outdated in today’s society, and women should be looked at as beautiful when strong and independent....   [tags: essays research papers]

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know what i hate

- You know what I hate happens. ( FUCKING EMBARRISSING MOMENTS ) ( Its like when your waiting for the Phone ) One Day after eating a hefty late lunch you sit around the house waiting for the phone to ring, this girl was supposed to come over to your house later, When out of no where came the impending inexplicable urge to take a big ass shit. Thinking it over you know you cant afford to miss the phone call, but also when you got to take a shit you got to take a shit. So taking a shit it is. Your on the toilet doing your business, you guess your about half way through when the phone begins to ring....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tribute to Matt Stone

- Tribute to Matt Stone Episode 201 - Not Without My Anus Icons provided by Christopher Pirillo at Just South of South Park AdvertFXApplet provided by Secret Sid South Park Announcer:     Since the last South Park you've waited four long weeks to find out who the father of Eric Cartman is. Now, finally, the shocking truth about Cartman's lineage will not be seen tonight so we can bring you the following special presentation.      [Honk] HBC Announcer:     Now, get ready for Canada's hottest action stars....   [tags: Comedy Scripts Comedians Essays]

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