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Hw Oscar Wilde Pokes Fun at the Attitudes and Etiquette of the British Aristocracy

- Hw Oscar Wilde Pokes Fun at the Attitudes and Etiquette of the British Aristocracy Oscar Wilde presents a very candid impression of Victorian society and its values in The Importance of Being Earnest. The title itself represents the irony of the play. The word earnest works on two levels - first the name Ernest, which is the main focus of the play, and also it sounds like honest which is exactly what Jack and Algernon - the two main characters of the play - are not. There are four main themes which can be recognised in the play: social snobbery, money matters, appearance matters and false values and lastly, not being sincere....   [tags: Papers]

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Russell Jackson´s Review of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

- ... This connects with Richard Jackson's judgement of the play as Wilde commonly engaged with society and mocked it's forms through the mirroring of characters. Throughout the course of the play, Wilde portrays each of the main characters in a way that reflects his personal views of English aristocracy. Algernon, often displays his negative views on marriage and love, believing that marriage is a social obligation in order to gain respect in social class and “that in married life three is company and two is none.” this line is a perverse take on the common conventions of married life- The third person being Bunbury....   [tags: play, satire, society]

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The Importance of Being Earnest and Modern Day London?

- The speed that we allow and enable our world to change and adapt is often a common topic among people. When I think back to my childhood it now seems so outdated and old fashioned, yet it was such a short time ago; showing me how fast were developing as people and as a planet. In the Victorian era, when The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde was written and set, they were just discovering cars for the rich, and railways were becoming a popular form of transport. Nowadays the development of technology has allowed man to walk on the moon and we are able to fly to the other side of the world in just a day....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Importance Of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

- Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest presents a satirical critique of Victorian society, in which women are not only presented as, but also expected to act like mindless objects who are dutiful to their hyper-masculine husband. The expectation of men in Victorian society, however, was to act as bachelors with the end goal of getting married. These marriages were often not for love but rather for societal advancement, marrying into well-established English families. Even the actual marriages themselves Wilde’s play serves primarily to playfully mock Victorian society, especially the relationships and gender expectations which he claims lack real substance....   [tags: Marriage, Gender role]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Many works of literature have the emotional capabilities of producing sentiments of sadness or joy. The writer initially creates the plot of the work, and then proceeds to masterfully write the words that will eventually produce emotion. The reader then indulges into the text. As the reader wafts in the plot, a sentiment, dependent on the nature of the work, is produced. Works that produce such sentiments of bliss or grief are plays. Two play that are on opposite sides of the spectrum of happiness and grief are The Importance of Being Earnest and the Romeo and Juliet, respectively....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet, Romeo Montague]

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The Importance of Being Earnest

- Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is a timeless comedy of manners in which two young, light-hearted men, pretend their names are ‘Ernest’ in a bid to impress their love interests, who both believe the name Ernest bestows magical qualities on the possessor. Throughout the play, Wilde uses a mix of social drama, melodrama and farce to appeal to the audience. Through his gentle use of parody Wilde is able to ridicule his contemporaries and attack the values and attitudes of Victorian society, such as; wealth, hierarchy, respectability, morality and self- interest....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Double Life in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

- The Double Life in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest appears to be a conventional 19th century farce. False identities, prohibited engagements, domineering mothers, lost children are typical of almost every farce. However, this is only on the surface in Wilde's play. His parody works at two levels- on the one hand he ridicules the manners of the high society and on the other he satirises the human condition in general. The characters in The Importance of Being Earnest assume false identities in order to achieve their goals but do not interfere with the others' lives....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Being Earnest Essays]

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Little White Lies

- Many people in the world are pretenders and liars. Even in the early stages of life many children pretend to be a distinguishable figure. Whether it is a princess or a superhero, these children create false images of themselves to feel important or confident. Although everyone has his or her own reason for doing such a thing, many do it for their own personal gain. Countless amounts of people can relate to this (including myself) because many have told lies or pretended to be something they are not multiple times in their lives....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Wilde's Dramatic Comedy

- How does Wilde use dramatic comedy to explore gender roles of upper-class Victorians. Wilde effectively and regularly utilises the typical conventions of dramatic comedy to present a plot in which characters move away from a strict Victorian society: especially with regard to gender roles. Adhering to the conventions of a typical Comedy of Manners play, Wilde aims to comment, and most likely mock a civilisation heavily concerned with appearances, and upholding traditional values. He also firmly follows the codes of a dramatic comedy by using comic inversions to create a sense of disorder and subsequently discomfort within audiences, particularly Victorians....   [tags: Gender Role, Upper Class Victorian]

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Satire in “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde

- A satire is a piece of work that is designed to ridicule or tease a group or organization, generally for the purpose of being humorous. “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a play by Oscar Wilde, is a satire, ridiculing class, gender, and marriage. This essay will describe some points from each of these sections, as well as give a brief synopsis of the play these examples come from. The Importance of being Earnest includes three acts, with seven major characters. In act one, we start with a conversation between Jack (a notable bachelor) and Algernon (an in debt bachelor, with a laid back temperament), in which we learn both have made up 'friends,' who are often sick, as to escape from whereve...   [tags: Satire, Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde, ]

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Satire in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

- Satire in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest is a comedy of manners, whereby Oscar Wilde uses satire to ridicule marriage, love and the mentality of the Victorian aristocratic society. It can also be referred to as a satiric comedy. What is a satire and what is Oscar Wilde trying to emphasize by employing it in his play. A satiric comedy ridicules political policies or attacks deviations from social order by making ridiculous, the violators of its standards of morals or manners....   [tags: The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde]

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Butchart Garden in Victoria, Canada: A Place to Fall in Love With Nature

- Everywhere we look, we are encircled by nature and its wonders. Nature comes in many different ways. It depends on us how we view nature. Everyone has their own opinion and reaction to nature. When we hear nature the first thing that comes to our mind is trees, flowers, mountains, waterfalls and many others. Flowers have their own significance which lightens up life. We all admire flowers and love their natural scent and colors. They make any occasion colorful. I went to Butchart Garden in Victoria, Canada and this is where I fell in love with nature....   [tags: Personal Experiene]

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The Misunderstood Legacy of Oscar Wilde

- The Misunderstood Legacy of Oscar Wilde Surrounded by scandal caused by his own deception, Oscar Wilde left this world with a legacy of often misunderstood wit, a brilliant collection of writing, and sordid tales of an extramarital homosexual affair. The playwright progressed from a fashionable, flippant fop immersed in London society to a man broken by the public discovery of his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas. In his prime, Oscar Wilde was a social butterfly, admired and accepted by an artistic circle until his illicit affair became public; throughout his plays, he mocked the same London society with which he himself was quite involved....   [tags: Papers]

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Literary Devices : The Raven And The Tell Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe

- Discuss the function and effect of one or more of the following literary devices – irony, simile, metaphor and/or symbol – in one or two of the texts we’ve studied in weeks 2 to 9. Literary devices such as irony, simile, metaphor and symbol are just a few of the many literary characteristics in a narrative. Such texts as The Raven and The tell-tale heart by Edgar Allan Poe both use symbols to convey a reader’s expectation of what a particular item, creature or human may represent in a story. Some writers may also implore irony into their narratives as a way to influence readers to have specific emotions while reading as well as thinking about the topic being focused on; such as in ‘The Impor...   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven, Fiction, Irony]

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Tartuffe And Oscar Wilde 's ' The The Importance Of Being Earnest '

- Molière’s play “Tartuffe and Oscar Wilde’s play “The Importance of Being Earnest” both demonstrate a comical portrait of hypocrisy. In “Tartuffe”, the main character Tartuffe is seen as a religious hypocrite who takes advantage of Orgon’s wealth and agrees to marry his daughter, Mariane against her wishes. In “The Importance of Being Earnest”, Jack and Algernon both lie about their identity to get the woman of their dreams. The authors use the concept of double personalities in the play to reveal the deceit and lies to represent the theme of hypocrisy....   [tags: Lie, Deception, Marriage]

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Gender and Consistency in "The Importance of Being Earnest"

- The Importance of Being Earnest is regarded as one of the most successful plays written by Oscar Wilde, a great 19th century playwright. Oscar Wilde deals with something unique about his contemporary age in this drama. It addresses Victorian social issues, French theatre, farce, social drama and melodrama. All these factors influenced the structure of the play in a large scale. This play is basically a Victorian satirical drama showcasing the social, political, economic and religious structural changes that affected 18th century England....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Play: The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

- Marriage in The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde. Oscar describes his play as A Trivia comedy for serious people. The protagonists in the play maintains being fictitious in order to escape burdensome social obligations. The play is lighthearted with flippant comments and offhand jokes, however the play contains serious undertones and social commentary about marriage and the society. Oscar Wilde in his plat portrays marriage in the Victorian Era as arranged for the upper class....   [tags: Marriage, Victorian Era]

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The Importance Of Being Ernest By Oscar Wilde

- Society’s view of social classes and one’s identity is continuously morphing to fit in new views and essentially to create an ideal culture. During the Victorian Era, the views of the social classes were very black and white when it came to the values and lives of the rich verses the poor. During this era there were many pieces of literature written to show example of the society they lived in. One of the most satirical of those pieces of literature is The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde....   [tags: Victorian era, The Importance of Being Earnest]

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The Importance of Being Earnest

- Archer once said, “What can a poor critic do with a play which raises no principle, whether of art or morals, creates its own canons and conventions, and is nothing but an absolutely willful expression of an irrepressibly witty personality?” These words by archer help to reveal what Wilde intended to show in this play. Wilde in response to his play said, "we should treat all the trivial things of life seriously, and all the serious and studied things of life with sincere and studied triviality (2).” Despite the depiction of humor, the play is one of the best plays of the 19th century compared to other British plays....   [tags: Theatre]

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Society in The Importance of Being Earnest, Salome, and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

- Society in The Importance of Being Earnest, Salome, and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde In Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Salome, and The Picture of Dorian Gray we see certain themes and similarities that reflect Wilde's ideas about society and aspects of it. Oscar Wilde chose to focus The Importance of Being Earnest, Salome, and The Picture of Dorian Gray on satirizing the life of the aristocracy, marriage, the nature of evil, and the problems of women by using underlying themes and implementing a convoluting style in the stories....   [tags: Papers]

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Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest

- Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde is a legendary author who has composed many great plays including The Green Carnation and A Woman of No Importance, however, The Importance of Being Earnest was undoubtedly the most famous of his works. First published in 1930, yet acknowledged since the late 1800s, The Importance of Being Earnest helped to revive the theater tradition of Congreve and Sheridan. The story is a comedic view of romance and the emphasis we place on seemingly trivial articles, such as a name....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Earnest Essays]

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Use of Floral Imagery and Symbolism in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

- INTRODUCTION: During the Victorian Era, the upper class was known for their proper etiquette. Though there were numerous customs and guidelines, certain behaviors were prohibited as they were seen as inappropriate for various reasons, ranging from subtle flirtation to outright indecency. It was often found impolite or rude to ask or imply certain things about a person, especially because the Victorian Era’s rigid class system in England served as a barrier between genders and social classes. It was in that time period that floriography, also known as the language of flowers, became commonplace in their culture....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray]

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Victorian Eras Of England Were Marked By Rigid Social Stratification And Strict Decorum

- The Regency and Victorian eras of England were marked by rigid social stratification and strict decorum. Every aspect of life, from marriage to public interaction, was dominated by these societal rules. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, set in the Regency era, and Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, set in the Victorian era, mock the conventions and rules to which society blindly adhered. Austen and Wilde satirize the institution of marriage and the role of women in Regency and Victorian era society....   [tags: Pride and Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy]

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One of the Most Influential Playwrights of the 19th Century: Oscar Wyld

- One of the most Influential playwrights of the 19th Century was writer and poet Oscar Wilde. From a very young age Oscar excelled above his classmates because he grew up in an intellectual environment. Some of his greatest influences were his parents, Swinburne, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. One of his most well known works was The Importance of Being Earnest, which he wrote in August of 1894. Today he is remembered for his daring social commentary. Oscar was born on October 16th 1854 under the birthname Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde in Dublin, Ireland....   [tags: British writer and poet]

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Comic Devices in The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

- The Importance of Being Earnest is a comedy of manners that is used to parody social aspects of a Victorian society. Wilde does this by incorporating farcical elements that would appear ludicrous to an audience and satirises Victorian social norms and values. Wilde also subverts the ideals of marriage by undermining the concept as a whole and at the same time he inverts traditional gender roles and class in society. Wilde has included serious and controversial subjects such as the influence of religion which implies Wilde’s comedy is not a game but a serious criticism of Victorian society....   [tags: The Importance of Being Earnest]

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The Importance Of Being Ernest And Insignificance Of Being Earnest

- The Importance of Being Ernest and Insignificance of Being Earnest According to two female characters in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Ernest is a name that is typically desirable for a husband and represents high social status and wealth. Earnest, on the contrary, according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, means to be “serious, sincere”, or, in other words, honest (“Earnest”). Within the irony of the title of Wilde’s play itself, the hypocrisy of the high social class of the Victorian era is revealed....   [tags: Victorian era, The Importance of Being Earnest]

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The Importance Of Being Earnest By The Victorian Era

- In the Victorian era, a woman’s place was in the home, their careers were their marriages to their husbands. From a young age, women were destined to only live for being married to men of their parent’s choice. Societies only saw women as weak, helpless and incapable of making any decisions that were not about the morals of which their children were taught and household duties. Women’s job in the Victorian era were to ensure that their homes were a place of comfort for their husbands and children from the everyday stresses of the world....   [tags: Love, Victorian era, Thought, Marriage]

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The Influence of Realist Style in Various Plays

- The influence of realist style appears in all of these plays by showing the reality side of things for what they really are instead of what society tells them it is. In Death of a Salesman, Willy thinks that he wants the new American life but in reality, the American dream is only that, a dream and in order to achieve that, Willy realizes that he has to do twice as much work without complaining and that is the only way for him to get the success he wants but he never does and neither does he talk to his sons about working hard....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, imporance of being Earnest]

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The Importance Of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

- Despite the comedy in the ways in which women in the play are presented, Oscar Wilde forces even a modern audience to attend deeply to serious matters. To what extent is this the case in “The Importance of Being Earnest”. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is a comedy of manners in which the vast majority of the humor derives from Wilde’s portrayal of the female characters. The play is not meant to be serious, or to carry any particular moral message, as Wilde himself acknowledges in the plays subtitle that it is merely a "trivial comedy for serious people"....   [tags: Comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest]

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The Importance Of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

- Wilde’s Earnest Satire The Importance of Being Earnest is a comedic play that was written by Oscar Wilde in the late 1800s. He believed that people in the Victorian Era took life too seriously. He wrote this play with various forms of satire to ridicule the strict lifestyle the upper-class were boxed into. The upper class had pretentious values and behaviors that characterized Victorian life. During the Victorian Era, people were living under Queen Victoria’s monarch. During her reign, “Queen Victoria, conveyed connotations of "prudish, "repressed," and "old fashioned" (Roth)....   [tags: Victorian era, Love]

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Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

- Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest Webster’s dictionary defines earnest as “characterized by or proceeding from an intense and serious state of mind.” This definition is subject to total upheaval by Oscar Wilde in The Importance of Being Earnest. The title suggests a treatise on the value of solemnity in everyday life. However, Wilde presents us with an ironic play that leaves us with the opposite lesson. None of the characters benefit from propriety. The least serious characters, Algernon and Jack are rewarded in the end for their frivolous behavior throughout the play, implying that there is very little, if any, importance to being earnest, excepting that you give the appearan...   [tags: Oscar Wilde Importance Being Earnest Essays]

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Cost Classification For An Improvement Of Mal Ltd. 's Decision Making System

- Question1. Cost classification is useful and important because it classify a large number of costs into different cost pools. With similar costs in a single cost pool, it becomes much easier for managers to use that information to make appropriate decisions for different purpose and enhance the accuracy of decision-making (Mastilak, 2011). As for Mr. and Mrs. Long, there are several different method of cost classification to help them make an improvement of Mal Ltd.’s decision-making system. Firstly, it is very common to classify costs according to behavior....   [tags: Costs, Variable cost, Cost, Fixed cost]

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A Floral Engagement

- A Floral Engagement A Floral Engagement From the brides bouquet to the beautiful centerpieces few people realize the time, effort, and consideration that goes into the planning a wedding. The floral patterns and arrangements are just one part of the battle, but if you think about how many flowers are in a wedding then it is easy to see that they are the hardest part of putting a it together. Did you ever think about how many flowers are actually in a wedding. The bouquets and flowers are a very important part of a wedding day....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Gender as a Farce

- The two texts that most exemplify the rapidly changing structure and function of the gender in the Victorian age are Barchester Towers, and The Importance of Being Earnest. These texts yield an interesting digression as Barchester Towers takes its subject material so seriously, while Wilde crafts an almost fully satirical play. In Barchester Towers, the main dramatic dichotomy is that between the Low Church and High church, being represented by Slope and the Proudies, and by Grantley, Harding, and Arabin, respectively....   [tags: Religion, Catholic Church, Politics]

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Environmental Sustainability And Global Warming

- Environmental pollution has always remained a serious problem in society today. Our planet is often being polluted by many toxins that are not only deadly to us, but our wildlife too. Environmental pollution leads to air pollution, environmental crisis, and global warming. Now there are many different ways that can help these topics be preventable. People need to understand what environmental sustainability truly is. Learning environmental sustainability will give people the tools and knowledge to help sustain our planet before it is too late....   [tags: Environmentalism, Sustainability, Biodiversity]

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Symbolism In The Chrysanthemums

- In “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck the chrysanthemums are a recurring symbol which represent Elisa. As the story progresses, it is evident that Elisa is eager to explore more in life and experience what is beyond her farm in Salinas Valley; however, she feels trapped much like her chrysanthemums that are planted inside “the wire fence.” When Elisa gives away flowers to the peddler, she feels as if she is growing out of the constraints of society like a chrysanthemum blossoms when given attention and proper care....   [tags: John Steinbeck, Great Depression, Woman]

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The Calla Lily As A Symbol Of Femininity And Feminism

- During the Art Deco era the calla lily became one of the most popular flowers around. Whether in florist shops or on artist canvases the calla lily became a recurring theme. Like many flowers before it the calla lily came to be more than a flower on its own but it represented the idea of femininity. The calla lily was used by artists such as Tamara de Lempicka, Diego Rivera and Georgia O’Keeffe as a symbol of femininity and feminism. Through examining their works, in relation to their own lives and the events of the day, I will explore how the calla lily came to represent a new type on femininity and feminism....   [tags: Woman, Feminism, Tamara de Lempicka, Araceae]

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The Role of Insects in the Web of Life

- When given the question “what good are bugs?” many people have nothing positive to say, as they only remember the bad things that bugs do; bees and wasps sting, ants get into homes, and spider webs are an eye sore. However, people tend to forget that bugs can do so many good things for the environments they live in. This includes pollinating flowers and other plants, decomposing plant debris and animals, helping control pest insect populations, and so much more. A constant lesson that has to be reinforced everyday so that everyone understands that not all bugs are bad and that many bugs do more than thought....   [tags: Insects Research Paper]

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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

- In The Handmaid’s Tale, much use is made of imagery; to enable the reader to create a more detailed mental picture of the novel’s action and also to intensify the emotive language used. In particular, Atwood uses many images involving flowers and plants. The main symbolic image that the flowers provide is that of life; in the first chapter of the novel Offred says “…flowers: these are not to be dismissed. I am alive.” Many of the flowers Offred encounters are in or around the house where she lives; it can be suggested that this array of floral life is a substitute for the lack of human life, birth and social interaction....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Note Regarding Paul de Man's The Intention Structure of the Romantic Image

- A Note Regarding Paul de Man's The Intention Structure of the Romantic Image In "The Intentional Structure of the Romantic Image," one encounters a piece of the twentieth-century discussion of the philosophical considerations of language. One can say that Paul de Man really takes the view of Romanticism akin to that of Martin Heidegger's view of poetry in general. Heidegger states that poetry must be a kind of "speaking being" or the creation of something "new" through language.(Note 1) Language itself stands upon itself in poetry according to Heidegger....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

- What is love. Love is that thing that we all yearn for. Love is that deep connection that you have with someone. Love is a fundamental force that we all want to obtain but few of is every truly reach. What is marriage. Marriage is a promise between two people who has that deep love for one another make, stating that no matter the circumstance they will stick by each other side. Marriage is a union between two lovers who feel like they have founded their other half. Marriage is a partnership between two people, and no matter what events may occur they will find a way to work it out because they love each other....   [tags: themes of love and marriage]

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Oscar Wilde Flippantly Disregards Moral Codes in The Importance of Being Earnest

- The morals of the Victorian Era gained renown for their strict socials roles that existed for both men and women. However, Oscar Wilde rejected these morals as he not only wrote characters but also acted as a character who flippantly disregarded the strict moral code. In his play The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde elicits a thoughtful laughter through the constant hypocrisy and non-sequitous behaviours of Lady Bracknell. Wilde uses her to explore the hypocrisy that he detested within Victorian Society, and through Lady Bracknell’s commentary on gender roles and marital roles, Wilde illustrates his own personal contentions with Victorian morals....   [tags: victorian, humor, sexual construct]

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Satirical Comments in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

- The class system during the Victorian Period played a significant role on people’s lives. The class a person belonged to played an important role in that individual’s future. In Victorian England, class diversity and class placement either hindered or enhanced people’s lives. One work of literature that comments on class distinctions in Victorian England is “The Importance of Being Earnest”, by Oscar Wilde. In “The Importance of Being Earnest”, Wilde expresses the concern with the Victorian people endeavoring to maintain an upper class reputation--while hiding the reality of their lives....   [tags: social classes, aristocracy]

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The Importance of Truth, According to Oscar Wilde

- Mirroring his own life, Oscar Wilde’s witty plays explore the concept of truth and its role in shaping Victorian society. A vague question faced by readers is whether Wilde believed in untruth or supported the importance of truth. Oscar Wilde examines themes of truthfulness through the use of character deception in his social comedies The Importance of Being Ernest and Lady Windermere’s Fan. Both plays exploit situations shaped through secrecy and ultimately seeds a statement on social life, albeit a satirical one....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Importance of Bieng Earnest by Oscar Wylde

- Marriage is of paramount importance in The Importance of Being Earnest. In the play, marriage is reflected as the conventional Victorian society respectability, which is character, income, and status. These three criteria were considered to be the nature and purpose of marriage of that time. In a cynical way, marriage was considered as a means to an end. Oscar Wilde ridiculed the institution of marriage. Throughout the play, The Importance of Being Earnest, there is a pessimistic view on marriage....   [tags: marriage, play analysis and review]

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The Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

- respectability, but when the two use that name, they are being the opposite. Thus, in the story, it appears that Wilde is trying to make the argument that, although respectability, morality and wealth are of the utmost importance to Victorian society, the reality is that everyone kept secrets from one another to save face in the public eye. In addition, Dr. Jekyll not only changes his name to Hyde, but is also stripped of the title of doctor. Therefore, in the case of Dr. Jekyll, Stevenson depicts a downward trend for the character as he transitions into the dark side of Mr....   [tags: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde]

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The Importance Of Being Earnest By Jane Austen

- The novel, Persuasion, and the play, The Importance of Being Earnest, both have similar features in them. The conflict of both stories deals with social status, criticizing social mobility, and marriage within the same and different social classes. The authors Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde both draw the reader’s attention by telling how people were like in the 19th century Victorian era, then having the characters of their respective stories breaks those stereotypes. In Persuasion, Jane Austen focus on the idea of what living under social mobility was like....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Victorian era, Marriage]

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Analysis Of ' An Unlikely Hero '

- While constructing my essays for English 1102, I was impressed by the need to “stop generalizing and start synthesizing.” As a result, I strove to create arguments that worked with evidence and required a good deal of close-reading in order to formulate an interesting essay that dove beyond the surface of the text. Along they way, I was able to ascertain my strengths as a writer, as well as the aspects of writing that I struggled with the most. Throughout the semester, my ability to close-read allowed me to produce non-obvious claims, which subsequently caused me to lose my point as I frantically attempted to substantiate my argument....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Short story, Writing]

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Normalcy: The "Melting Pot" and Individuality

- Lately, it would be difficult to find a person who speaks in the elaborate way that nearly all of Shakespeare’s characters do; we do not describe “fortune” as “outrageous” or describe our obstacles as “slings and arrows,” neither in an outward soliloquy or even in our heads. Lately, people do not declare their goals in the grandiose fashion that members of royal family of Thebes proclaim their opposing intentions: Antigone’s to honor her brother and Kreon’s to uphold his decree. Lately, people do not all speak in one unified dialect, especially not one that belongs specifically to the British upper class; Jack and Algernon’s dialogue is virtually identical, excepting content....   [tags: patterns, characters, dialect, speech]

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Summary Of ' Jane Eyre '

- Everyone has a poker face. Everyone has a bunbury. Everyone keeps secrets, and everyone lies. The question is, how does one tell if another is truthful about their intentions. There are many different cases in which one will lie about who they really are, but there is no telling when it is okay and if they can be forgiven. In many different stories that were read in Late British Literature this semester, we have characters that keep secrets from friends and loved ones. The simple truth is, people’s words are often different from the truth....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Is Our Generation Post Racial?

- Is Our Generation Post-Racial. In the late 1860s Congress passed the 13th amendment which abolished slavery. This amendment freed slaves throughout America. Ending slavery alone did not change people’s attitudes about the black community. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned racial discrimination in public accommodations. After many protest, court cases, and laws, blacks and whites are allowed to go to school together. They are able to marry each other. Equal pay/salaries were granted to both races....   [tags: African American, Barack Obama, United States]

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Gergor Mendel's Incredible Understanding of the Principles of Heredity

- ... Yellow or green pods. In this second experiment he found that the “factors” (Genes) as Mendel named it, were dominate over the other less dominate (recessive alleles). For example, the seed colour of the pea plant, in F1 generation they were all yellow and no green. Again question arose, did the traits for the colour green disappear. So Mendel carried on and in F2 (second generation) he found that there were some green seeds. He found for every three yellow seeds he had one green seed a ratio of 3:1....   [tags: traits, generations, characteristics]

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Discrimination Against Native Americans

- Discrimination Against Native Americans Contrary to popular belief, discrimination of Native Americans in America still widely exist in the 21st century. So you may ask, why. Well, to answer that one question, I will give you 3 of the countless reasons why this unfortunate group of people are punished so harshly for little good reason. So now, let’s get into it, shall we. First of all, the unemployment rates are usually low in some areas like in many other races. They are at its worst around Alaska, Northern Plains, and Southwest Regions....   [tags: unemployment, stereotypes, racism]

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Production Shifts in the Floriculture Industry

- The current situation in the floriculture industry is major shifts in production and consumption. One major shift in production has been from the Netherlands to North of the Black Sea in Russia and Ukraine. In addition, consumption is also a shifting factor in the industry with both emerging markets as well as deteriorating markets. Africa is also an emerging market in production which explains the constant developments cool chain. Flower and plant production in Holland has slowed greatly in areas in Aalsmeer, Noordwijk, Westland and others....   [tags: Floriculture Industry ]

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Executive Summary of Calyx $ Corolla

- Executive Summary Calyx & Corolla is a young company that offers a very unique choice for customers who are interested in buying fresh flowers. Fresh flowers industry valued approximately $9 Billion in the United States in 1990 with steady market growth rate of 7.7% since 1985. However, the market potential did not reach the top yet. US fresh flowers market still has more room to grow. Per capita consumption of flowers and plants in the US was $36 per year, while the average in Europe was $60....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Absurdity and Satire in The Importance of Being Earnest

- Absurdity and Satire in The Importance of Being Earnest In Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, much is made of societal expectations, protocols, as well as the inversions of these expectations. A character, Jack Worthing, adopts an alter ego when going into town to avoid keeping up with the serious and morally upright behaviour that is expected of him as guardian to his eighteen-year-old ward, Cecily. Another character, Algernon Moncrieff, makes up an invalid friend Bunbury whose grave health conditions provide him with the excuse to escape to the country as and when he pleases....   [tags: Importance of Being Earnest]

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Leadership Of An Ineffective Leader

- In my experience I have worked with many people in leadership positions that have been good leaders, leaders that have made an impact on me and have inspired me by their examples. But with the good leadership there were also a few that were ineffective as leaders. Under their direction I also learned how I would be able to improve myself as a follower and a leader. I will be assessing the leadership of an ineffective leader and how it impacted my philosophy of leadership in general. For the purpose of this paper I have changed the name of the organization and the director’s name in the leadership position....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Charismatic authority]

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Joseph Stalin : A Tyrant Leader Of The Soviet Union From The 1920 ' S

- the previous century that fits the criteria is Joseph Stalin. Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union was a tyrant society; and Stalin forced his political policies among his own. Joseph Stalin was the tyrant leader of the Soviet Union from the 1920’s until his death in 1953. “It was no secret that Stalin had been responsible for the deaths of millions of his own citizens: peasants deported or starved to death during the forced collectivisation of Soviet agriculture; party and state officials purged during hunts for ‘enemies of the people’; ethnic minorities condemned as wartime collaborators of the Nazis; and returning Soviet POWs suspected of cowardice, treason and betrayal” (Roberts, 3)....   [tags: Soviet Union, World War II, Great Purge]

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The Importance of Being Earnest

- IOBE What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures.” (Friedrich Schlegel) An upper class society is merely a twisted web of superficial dogma amidst nonsensical wisdoms and outrageously absurd beliefs. Like many satirical plays, The Importance of Being Earnest is deliberately preposterous in nature so as to better ridicule Edwardian social life and cherished ideals. The Importance of Being Earnest is a stinging indictment of upper class British society of the time....   [tags: essays papers]

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Comparing the Use of Symbols in Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums and Glaspell's Trifles

- John Steinbeck wrote “The Chrysanthemums” where the protagonist, Elisa maintains her flower garden with a flower called Chrysanthemums. In a daily routine, Elisa’s husband Henry is a typical farmer who was busy with his orchard and steers, while Elisa, a housewife tends to her garden as the chrysanthemums were shown as Elisa’s children. Written by Susan Glaspell, “Trifle” was a play about Mrs. Wright who was put through an investigation where she was the main suspect in the case of her husband‘s death....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay]

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Gaden of Ophelia: Hamlet

- People get gifts all the time; it is a thing of life. Truth be told, gifts carry heavy symbolic weight. For example, the three wise men gave Christ gold for royalty, Frankincense to capture the uniqueness, and myrrh to emphasize value (Rogers). Even though these gifts seem to be given out of joy, they hold much greater meaning: being a great example of how symbolism that is behind gifts. Like the Bible and countless authors before him, William Shakespeare allows gifts to carry symbolic value within his writings, a value that an Elizabethan audience would recognize....   [tags: Shakespeare, Elizabethan theater]

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Paul’s Case: A Study in Temperament by Willa Cather

- A Symbolic Perception Imagine being entrapped in a life that you did not feel you belonged in. That is the story of Paul in “Paul’s Case,” written by Willa Cather. He lived in a suburban home where everyone seemed the same and there was a feeling of despair. Paul, who was a young man, felt that his father, teachers and classmates misunderstood him and therefore were unworthy of his company. In the story there are many symbolic elements. Flowers, for instance, symbolize Paul’s personality and life....   [tags: Paul’s Case, Willa Cather]

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Rappaccini’s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Two boys stare at an unfamiliar girl sitting by herself and whisper, “She must be new,” to each other. They walk over to her, wanting to know about her, and ask her where she is from. The human tendency of wanting to know about the unknown is an idea writers such as Nathaniel Hawthorne use in their works. Hawthorne uses the style of Romanticism, which was most prominent during the early nineteenth century and includes specific traits such as devotion to nature, feelings of passion, and the lure of the exotic....   [tags: romanticism, the lure of the exotic]

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importance of being ernest

- All the Wrong Reason to Marry The work that will be discussed in this essay is the “The Importance of Being Ernest” and it was written by Oscar Wilde. The topic of marriage in this play involves the manipulative desires and dishonest values of marriage. The female characters in this story including Cecily, Gwendolen, and Lady Bracknell are all guilty of scheming and controlling marriage. The desires and mentalities of these women are identical to the women of the Victorian Period. The men in this play are also guilty of the manipulative desires for marriage....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Character Analysis of Elisa Allen in The Chrysanthemums by Steinbeck

- Many readers who analyze Steinbeck's short story, "The Chrysanthemums", feel Elisa's flowers represent her repressed sexuality, and her anger and resentment towards men. Some even push the symbolism of the flowers, and Elisa's masculine actions, to suggest she is unable to establish a true relationship between herself and another. Her masculine traits and her chrysanthemums are enough to fulfill her entirely. This essay will discuss an opposing viewpoint. Instead, it will argue that Elisa's chrysanthemums, and her masculine qualities are natural manifestations of a male dominated world....   [tags: The Chrysanthemums Essays]

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The Strange Relationship Of Fearing Things Like The Rain

- There’s a monster under your bed, and there are ghosts in the attic. The Bogey man is in your closet and ravens await your death so they can pick from your rotting flesh. Flowers are ready to strangle you, as pickles prepare to choke you in the night. It’s almost funny to hear of people who actually fear flowers and pickles. But these people have real legit fears of even the nicest of things. Although these fears are horrible, and should not be feared; I think the more we know about them, the more we can be prepared....   [tags: Phobia, Fear, Anxiety, Emotion]

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Feminism And Marxism, By Lisa Beebe

- Humanity has always been overlooked by certain societal standards. Before technology, these norms travelled through proxies like religion, politics, wealth, and certain scientific beliefs. In modern day America, these ideals are now also filtered through mediums such as media, movies, tv shows, fashion, etc. As time goes, we become more aware of the inequalities these ideals create and come up with theories such as feminism and Marxism to analyze them. Socially, Marxism addresses the relationship between one 's economic class and how it affects them in civilization....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Working class, Marxism]

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Pat Mora 's House Of Houses

- As individuals we learn the most about ourselves through the collective compassion of family. Ironically the people who share the most in common with us through blood create the most unique experiences in our lives. Our strengths, weaknesses, and the dizzying nature of life are all stabilized by our bloodlines. In Pat Mora 's House of Houses the chaotic rhythmic motions of life are expressed through the detailed organization of nature and time inside of a whimsical Adobe house as the novel unfolds the stories of her ancestors....   [tags: Family, Life, Death, English-language films]

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The Dichotomy of Honesty in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

- Oscar Wilde's, "The Importance of Being Earnest" revolves around the dichotomy of the true definition of honesty versus the victorian definition of honesty. It is apparent that Wilde's opinion is that true honesty is expressed through being genuine to one's self as opposed to putting on a front as is important in victorian ideals. In this work, Wilde uses humor to off-set the seriousness of the theme of the story. One who has studied this work can also clearly see that Wilde is using sarcasm to say things that would not have been accepted by society if they were said bluntly....   [tags: The Importance of Being Earnest]

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The Environmental Issues Of The Media

- The Buzz As a society, we are aware of our current environmental issues but as individuals, we do nothing to aid the process. We are knowledgeable of the problem in our ecosystem, such as pollution, lack of clean water, the ozone layer declining and deforestation but we just simply choose to ignore it. The media does a proficient job at illustrating the necessities that our environment is needing but lacks on the smaller picture. As the general public, we don’t reflect on how insects, such as bees, play a massive role in our environment....   [tags: Beekeeping, Pollination, Honey bee, Insect]

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The Environmental Issues Of The Media

- The Buzz As a society, we are aware of our current environmental issues, but as individuals, we do nothing to aid the process. We are knowledgeable about the problem in our ecosystem, such as pollution, lack of clean water, the ozone layer declining and deforestation but we just simply choose to ignore it. The media does a proficient job at illustrating the necessities that our environment is needed, but lacks on the smaller picture. As the general public, we don’t reflect on how insects, such as bees, play a massive role in our environment....   [tags: Beekeeping, Pollination, Honey bee, Insect]

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The Nutcracker Suite

- Fantasia sees the world as very colorful place where everything has a purpose. The evidence for this is in their interpretive animations in the series of music pieced together to create the nutcracker suite. All the animations in the song are utilized to their max potential. For example, the seaweed in the Arabian dance is used as a curtain of sorts to the fishes cave. The Nutcracker suite is a very jubilant piece of music. As you watch the scene you begin to realise that the animations the colors, etc....   [tags: purpose, fantasia, animations]

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A Brief Note On Externalities And Its Effects On The Economy

- Externalities in economics is something that happens in everyday life that people don’t usually pay too much attention to, but can affect the economy. An externality can be described as a third party that is affected by the transaction of someone else. Externalities can be either negative or positive, but most of the time is seen as negative. An example of a negative externality from the homework would be someone buys a pack of cigarettes and smoke it. A bystander, who in this situation is a third party, inhales the cigarette smoke and therefore their health is affected by secondhand smoke....   [tags: Externality, Supply and demand, Market failure]

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External Appearances in The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

- External Appearances in The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence It is common in society for individuals to look no further than the external appearance of others. This is also true in many novels, such as The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence. Margaret Laurence shows this by using imagery. Imagery is employed in the novel to help intensify the significance of important events and circumstances of the novel. Margaret Laurence used flower and water imagery in her novel The Stone Angel to represent Hagar's way of life....   [tags: Papers]

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The Japanese Conquest Of American Opinion

- Summary of “The Japanese Conquest of American Opinion” “The Japanese Conquest of American Opinion” by Montaville Flowers was written predominantly in an attacking manner towards “The American Japanese Problem” (1914). Montaville Flowers was a key supporter of anti-Japanese racism in California around the twentieth century. Montaville Flowers main objective in this excerpt was to attack “The American Japanese Problem”, this suggested racially non-discriminatory immigration laws, and was to oppose its author, Reverend Sidney L....   [tags: Race, Racism, White people, Race]

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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.

- The Effects of One Person Upon The World From an apprehensive child growing up in a small town in Arkansas, Maya Angelou has evolved into an influential, wise, and respected woman. She has overcome obstacles and has grown into one of the élite intellectual people of this country, and perhaps the world. Along her numerous struggles, various people have given her positive guidance and passed down their knowledge to her. Among these people was Mrs. Bertha Flowers, a person in which Maya respected greatly....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Symbolism in the Stone Angel

- Margaret Laurence is one of Canada’s most critically acclaimed writers. She wrote short stories, as well as novels. Her best known novel is, without a doubt, The Stone Angel. This novel has many symbolic references, physical items showing emotions. The stone angel, the flowers and the pins are only a sample of the important symbols in the novel. The first and most important symbol is that of the stone angel. It’s a memorial statue for Hagar’s mother. The statue is a legacy of the Currie family pride and the relationship between Hagar and her father....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Gathering at the River: Cruising on East Speedway

- Gathering at the River: Cruising on East Speedway "Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?" -Jack Kerouac, On the Road Roll the windows down, turn the music up, and drive slowly. Now you're cruising. Cruising is the art of seeing and being seen, and in Tucson the center of this art is Speedway Boulevard. This six-lane street runs east to west through Tucson and is one of the busiest thoroughfares in the city. It hosts a mix of commercial and private buildings: small shops, offices, restaurants, grocery stores, apartment buildings and older homes, as well as the University of Arizona....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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A Little Smalltalk

- Chapter 1 Basics The traditional model describing the behavior of a computer executing a program is the process-state, or "pigeon-hole" model. In this view the computer is a data manager, following some pattern of instructions, wandering through memory, pulling values out of various slots (memory addresses), transforming them in some manner, and pushing the results back into other slots. By examining the values in the slots one can determine the state of the machine or the results produced by a computation....   [tags: Computer Programming]

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Poisonous and Medicinal Plant: Foxglove or Digitalis Purpurea

- Introduction: Digitalis purpurea, commonly known as the foxglove is one of the deadliest but at the same time most medicinal plants in our world. This flowering plant is very widespread being found in much of temperate Europe and parts of North America. While, the leaves, flowers, and seeds are all poisonous to us and other animals, compounds have been extracted from the species and are used in heart medicines and other medicinal products that we still use today. The foxglove can grow in very little soil and can often be found in many cracks and crevices making it a very common and recognizable plant species (Royal Botanic Gardens, 2011)....   [tags: dropsy, plant species, depression]

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