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The Quiet American By Graham Greene And For Whom The Bell Tolls

- War, love, race, and the meaning of life all play huge roles in The Quiet American by Graham Greene and For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway. The depiction of Americans intertwined with the themes of war, love, race, and the meaning of life are quite similar, but at the same time very different. In Greene’s novel the depiction of Americans is seen through Alden Pyle who is young, inexperienced, naive, and careless. Alternatively Hemingway’s American character Robert Jordan is Pyle’s complete opposite being that he’s experienced and aware of the actions he does....   [tags: Graham Greene, The Quiet American]

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Graham Greene's The Human Factor

- Graham Greene's The Human Factor "Love was a total risk. Literature had always so proclaimed it. Tristan, Anna Karenina, even the lust of Lovelace - he had glanced at the last volume of Clarissa [13]." People are torn apart from one another simply because of a lack of understanding or a difference in each individual's definition of life. The highest hopes, dreams, and aspirations of one person may be trivial in the eyes of another. The way that one would define love, good, and evil could very well be the exact opposite of another's definition....   [tags: Graham Greene Human Factor]

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The Signficance of Violence in Graham Greene's The Destructors

- The Signficance of Violence in Graham Greene's The Destructors In serious fiction, no act of violence exists for its own sake. Graham Green, in his short story “The Destructors,” reveals certain intangible needs met through one central act of violence. One need we all have as humans is the need to be creative, to express ourselves, to use our imagination. All little boys use their imaginations, which is based on what they see in their environment, whether that be television or their own neighborhood....   [tags: Graham Greene The Destructors]

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Power and Powerlessness of Individuals in ‘Brighton Rock and ‘The Third Man by Graham Greene

- Power and Powerlessness of Individuals in ‘Brighton Rock and ‘The Third Man by Graham Greene The "Third Man" and "Brighton Rock" are texts that share similar characteristics in the sense that there are three central characters in both storylines. The characters can also be matched between the texts. Pinkie Brown is similar to Harry Lime, Holly Martins is similar to Ida Arnold and Rose is similar to Anna. The relationships between the characters are also similar. The characters of Pinkie/Harry are the ‘villains' in their separate stories....   [tags: Compare Contrast Graham Greene ]

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Relationships, Love and Death in Graham Greene's Stories

- Greene's notion of life as a moral drama is reflected in his treatment of death and dying in the novels. His main characters usually meet sudden and violent ends, but their aftermaths or deaths are almost always accompanied by hints of hope. Through his treatment of his characters' deaths, he makes known the nature of that great gap he finds between the actuality of life in the world, with its disappointments and limitations, and the possibility of infinite life. Greene's characteristic methods of describing death emphasize its ambiguity....   [tags: Graham Greene, Short Stories]

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Henry Graham Greene's Life and Accomplishments

- An English writer that went by the name of Henry Graham Greene, once quoted, “The truth has never been of any real value to any human being. It is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.” Graham Greene’s work explored the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world. He was a truly an interesting man, as well as an author with an exotic tone for settings in part of the world. Foremost, Graham Greene was born on October 2, 1904, in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, in England....   [tags: henry greene, man within, stamboul train]

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The Case Of Infidelity By Graham Greene

- Abstract- In today’s society marriages are falling apart rapidly. The matrimony is considered to be volatile and sensitive to relationship and is threatened by infidelity Married couples loses interest in each other’s personalities and this is the start of infidelity. Infidelity is it right or wrong to have a extra-marital affair. Many people have different opinion on why people decided to step out on their marriages. Infidelity has been around for centuries. Graham Greene a novelist said this type of behavior shows merit of depiction of literature and the world of art....   [tags: Marriage, Adultery, Sexual intercourse]

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Analysis on "The Destructors" by Graham Greene

- "The Destructors" written by Graham Greene as a third person view. The story set in London nine years after the end of World War II. People survived from "The Blitz". The Blitz "was Nazi Germany's sustained aerial bombing campaign against Britain in World War Two."(The Blitz) Everything was in chaos, people lost their home, slept in the underground station and lost their hope for the future. The story is about a group of teenage boys who formed a gang and call themselves as the "Wormsley Common Gang"....   [tags: Teenagers, Morals]

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Historical Influences on Graham Greene

- During World War II, countries like Britain used English authors as spies to receive information from other countries (O'Conner, Thomas P. "The Dangerous Edge - 1." YouTube. YouTube, 12 Dec. 2013. Web. 12 Mar. 2014). Graham Greene was one of these undercover spies along with other authors like Kim Philby (Butcher, Tim. "Graham Greene: Our Man in Liberia." History Today, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2014). In this process, Greene voyaged his way to Africa to witness the slave trading in Liberia (Butcher, Tim....   [tags: English authors, undercover spies WWII]

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The Quiet American by Graham Greene

- ... Suspecting that Pyle is already dead, Fowler goes back to Phuong as if nothing had ever happened. Later that evening, French officer Vigot pays Fowler and Phoung a visit to tell them that Pyle has been murdered. Vigot does not care about solving the case of Pyle’s murder and Phuong easily moves on after hearing her fiancée has been murdered. This makes Fowler wonder if he was the only one who actually cared about Pyle. When faced with the dilemma of Pyle and the bombing, Fowler is forced to reject his apathetic nature and full heartedly act in order to do what is right....   [tags: novel analysis]

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The 012 By Graham Greene

- In the story “The Destructors” by Graham Greene, there is a gang of adolescents who call themselves the Wormsley Common Gang who are living in London surrounded by the aftermath of World War II. They all spend their time in a car parking lot that is next to a two hundred year old house belonging to an old man named Mr. Thomas or as they call him Old Misery. Trevor, one of the new recruits, is infatuated with Old Misery’s house and doesn’t say no when invited inside. Later on he goes back to his gang and suggest the idea of destroying the house while Old Misery is gone for a couple days....   [tags: World War II, Sociology, World War I]

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Graham Greene

- Graham Greene was a contemporary novelist who took on important subjects and still "enjoyed immense popularity". The source of this popularity was probably his readability (Jones 1). Graham Greene incorporated his beliefs of Roman Catholicism and experiences into his writing style, characters, and themes throughout his work. Born in October of 1904, Graham was the fourth of six children of Charles Henry Greene and Marion Raymond Greene (Diemert 2). Because his father became the headmaster at Berkhamsted College (1910), Graham was moved out of the family residence to the boarders' residence at thirteen....   [tags: Novelists ]

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Innocence in In Graham Greene's The Quiet American

- Innocence, Ignorance, and Idealism In Graham Greene's The Quiet American, the themes of naivety and innocence are in constant and direct conflict with the reality and crudeness of the Vietnam War. Sometimes Greene sees innocent people as helpless victims of the devastation others wreak, like the soldiers who are killed when Fowler and Pyle shelter in their tower. More often though, he regards innocence as a kind of pre-moral condition. There are frequent references to the ignorance of the innocent character of Alden Pyle....   [tags: War, Vietnam, Ignorance]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Destructors ' By Graham Greene

- Readers often come across two major types of fictions, commercial and literary. Commercial fiction entertains the audience meanwhile literary fiction focuses more on social conflicts. “The Destructors” by Graham Greene, is a short story that imparts that destruction can be a form of creation. It is an adventurous reading full of action that ends in the a destruction of a man’s home. In which a group of boys whom are apart of the Wormsley Common Gang are responsible. After a bombing in London people from different classes unite like Trevor and his family....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Genre fiction, Novel]

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Sinner is the Saint in The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

- Sinner is the Saint in The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene The conflicts surrounding moral responsibility are outlined in Graham Greene's 1948 novel, The Heart of the Matter. The story outlines the plight of a man of principle who is unable to fulfill his responsibilities to himself, his wife, and God. Scobie, an upright assistant commissioner for the police, has little promise of improvement facing life with a small income, few friends, and a malcontent wife. As he becomes further trapped in his situation, he must choose between upholding religious and moral values or following his heart....   [tags: Greene Heart Matter Essays]

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The Power and Glory by Graham Greene

- Graham Greene's Deceptive Life Seen in Graham Greene’s Deceptive Life Seen in: The Power and the Glory “What he had experienced was a vacancy– a complete certainty in the existence of a dying, cooling world, of human beings who had evolved from animals for no purpose at all. He knew.” (Greene- Power 24-25) Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory, confuses readers tends to mislead them about the ideas he is trying to get across. Greene was a man, who some say, incorporated deception in his life....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Power And The Glory By Graham Greene

- The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene It is the story-teller's task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State Approval. I. One day I gave The Power and the Glory to... a native of Mexico who had lived through the worst persecutions... She confessed that your descriptions were so vivid, your priest so real, that she found herself praying for him at Mass. I understand how she felt. Last year, on a trip through Mexico, I found myself peering into mud huts, through village streets, and across impassible mountain ranges, half-believing that I would glimpse a dim figure stumbling in the rain on his way to the border....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory

- Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory   In Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory, setting is essential in understanding the spiritual conquest of the main character. The story takes place in post-revolution Mexico of the nineteen-thirties, where Catholicism has been banned. The government has shut down all of the churches and established anti-Catholic laws, jealous of the rising power of the church, and nervous of the corrupt ways in which the church has been dealing with sin. The main character, a nameless "whiskey priest," hopelessly roams the desolate plains of southern Mexico, on the run from the law, as the only priest left who has not denounced his fatherhood....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Illusion of Escape Illustrated in Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory

- Plato, the great philosopher, once said, “No one can escape his destiny” (“Destiny Quotes”). No matter how hard a person might try to escape a boundary, be it real or of the mind, they cannot evade the inevitable. In author Graham Greene’s novel, The Power and the Glory, the efforts to escape mentally, geographically, and physically are shown to make an impact on an individual’s life. Greene implies that though the rewards of escape can be seen as an attainable goal, the efforts are futile, almost always ending in failure because of uncontrollable boundaries....   [tags: The Power and the Glory]

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Themes in The Tenth Man, by Graham Greene

- Moral themes are prevalent in the novel The Tenth Man by Graham Greene. One moral theme in this book was the willingness to give up your life for another and the motives for doing so. People sometimes sacrifice their life for another. Perhaps the author put this in the book because in today's society very few people are willing to give up their life to save another, and if they are willing they usually would do it for the wrong reasons. For example in the book Janvier gave up his life for another but his motive was unclear....   [tags: The Tenth Man Essays]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Quiet American Phuong Acts ' By Graham Greene

- The Indochinese war revolved around the end of French colonialism in Vietnam and the start of Ho Chi Minh’s communist reign. By the end of the war Vietnam was split into two parts the North, communist, side and the South, democratic, side. The French fought to maintain their power over Vietnam while the United States fought against communism there. In Graham Greene’s book The Quiet American Phuong acts as a symbol of Vietnam, while other characters like Pyle represents the United States and Fowler, Britain....   [tags: Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh, United States]

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Graham Greene's The Human Factor and Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day

- ... occasions” (Ishiguro 15). He uses words like required, but never once does he wonder what he wants to do. Everything he says is so formal and technical. It is almost painful, causing the reader to wish he can speak freely. He never thinks about about what he believes is right, his life is to only do what is required of him. Anyone who sees things differently he struggles to both understand and accept. He explains his reasong when he says, “each of us harbored the desire to make our own small contribution to the creation of a better world, and saw that, as professionals, the surest means of doing so would be to serve the great gentlemen of our times” (Ishiguro 116)....   [tags: loyalty in literary workds]

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Personal Battles within Characters in a Novel

- In Graham Greene's The Quiet American, Greene uses the characters Alden Pyle, Thomas Fowler, and Phuong to represent a greater picture and show how the characters all work through mental obstacles. Their political doctrines actively collide and merge with the cultural customs they bring with them to the novel. The result is that these characters have a double meaning. They become allegorical for the larger world events around them, symbolizing Greene's opinions of the politics of empire-building....   [tags: graham greene, quiet american]

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Review and Impressions on "A burnt-Out Case" by Graham Greene

- Summary A Burnt-Out Case is one of the latest novels by the British author Graham Greene, first published in 1960. This brilliant work deals with the search for meaning in life by the main character, Querry, a world-famous ecclesiastical architect. He arrives anonymously at a leper colony, but in spite of his efforts he cannot conceal his identity for too long, so he takes his vocation back again, and by doing so he starts connecting back with the emotions he used to experience towards his art and towards people as well....   [tags: World Literature]

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Thomas Hardy's The Son's Veto, Graham Greene's The Basement Room and alan Sillitoe's Uncle Ernest

- Thomas Hardy's The Son's Veto, Graham Greene's The Basement Room and alan Sillitoe's Uncle Ernest In each of the three stories, 'The Son's Veto' by Thomas Hardy, 'The Basement Room' by Graham Green and 'Uncle Ernest' by Alan Silitoe, the respective writer conveys a sense of isolation regarding the central character. There are numerous similarities between the characters based on their common plight, but each story differs in the portrayal of these characters. The writer's effectively present the characters using a varying range of literary styles....   [tags: Hardy Veto Greene Basement Sillitoe Essays]

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Edward Lansdale was a Character in Novels, ‘The Ugly American’ by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer and ‘The Quite American’ by Graham Greene

- Lansdale behavior and action in Vietnam and Philippine were very contradicting. In fact, Lansdale was presented as a fictional character in two opposing novels, ‘The Ugly American’ by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer and ‘The Quite American’ by Graham Greene. The two novels differed in not only in that they represented different opposing facts about the role of Lansdale in the Cold war, but also in the perspective the authors took in describing the cold war character and the role of the United States in America....   [tags: vietnam, philippine, communism]

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Suspense Used as a Ploy to Keep the Reader Engaged in The Destructors” by Graham Greene and “The Most Dangerous” Game by Richard Connell

- ... Since Blackee ultimately decided to stay and adhere to T.’s malevolent plan to literally destroy Old Misery, The Wormsley Common Carpark Gang succeeded in doing just that. His crew wasn’t abandoned; ironically, they rendered a middle-of-the-road interest in whether or not Blackee took part in their endeavors. It seemed to be a shame that he made a decision somewhat based off the welfare of the crew and they disregarded him but even more pity to the man who lost his home and everything he owned....   [tags: hunt, survive, conflict]

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A Passage with No Door: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder In Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory

- Flashbacks. Depression. Anger. Intense energy directed to one narrow goal. Significant impairment in certain social or occupational situations. These are the hallmark symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, a mental illness caused by the experience of a violent or disturbing event. One man struggles to cope with the stress and anxiety of reliving the past, and he only barely survives the world as an inferno of pain, guilt, blame, and violence. To survive this, he succumbs to revenge and discovers an outlet: the extermination of priests....   [tags: post-traumatic stress disorder, PSD, mental illnes]

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The Effectiveness of Part Seven Chapter Nine of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock

- The Effectiveness of Part Seven Chapter Nine of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock I think that Graham Greene presents this episode very effectively. At the beginning of this chapter there is the planning and thoughts of the suicide arranged to take place that evening. As Rose and Pinkie leave the pub it hits Pinkie what is just about to happen. "He had a sudden inclination to throw up the whole thing, to get in the car and drive home, and let her live." I think this makes it more effective, and this gives the impression that maybe Pinkie has come to his senses and is going to let Rose live, and makes it seem more real....   [tags: Papers]

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Graham Greene's Use of Characterization in A Little Place off the Edgware Road

- Graham Greene's Use of Characterization in A Little Place off the Edgware Road In 'A little place off the Edgware Road' there are two focal characters. We learn the name of only one of these characters and the other remains unnamed throughout the story. This is the first interesting thing about Greene's use of characterization. By not naming one of the characters we see him as more mysterious and it helps us to realise at the end that he is just a figment of Craven's imagination....   [tags: Papers]

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Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors

- Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors There are many differences and similarities between Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” and D.H. Lawrence’s “Rocking Horse Winner.” One general difference is that in “The Destructors” the setting is in Great Britain, after the bombing had happened during World War 1, when the buildings were destroyed. The setting of “Rocking Horse Winner” is a suburban community located on the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland. This one distinct difference affects the entire background of each story....   [tags: Graham Greene D.H. Lawrence]

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`` For Whom The Bell Tows `` By Ernest Hemingway And The Quiet American

- Americans, Just Americans America the great, America the free, America the motherland of dreams. Do these words sound familiar whenever you hear the United States being portrayed. Most likely, right?, and indeed several might agree with those statements, especially Americans. Americans have a long historical trajectory built from political hardships and glories, which have been depicted in several ways. In the following two works, “For Whom the Bell Tows” by Ernest Hemingway and “The Quiet American” by Graham Greene, we can perceive the different roles that Americans are portrayed by....   [tags: Graham Greene, The Quiet American, Vietnam War]

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Theme of Creativity in The Destructors

- Conditions within various regions often restrict freedoms and creativity of the individual, as a result of human experiences, an individual may commit an act of violence, intended with a different goal, not just that of destruction. In "The Destructors," the author uses diction, setting, and syntax to unveil a general truth of an aspect of human nature: creativity. The poignant use of diction throughout the short story, mostly in the action segment, subliminally demonstrated the positive aspects of destruction....   [tags: Graham Greene]

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The Destructors

- The gang members in Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” are catastrophic young children and teenagers who are unfortunately being greatly affected by their surroundings. Placed in wartime London, their town is in rubble from bombings. Peer pressure is no help when a destructive surrounding and vulnerable ages are strongly influencing the instinctive human behavior of the members, which causes many of their horrific actions. The characters of Greene’s short story are different in their own way. Mike is a childish young boy “at the age of nine [who] was surprised by everything” (50)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Graham Greene]

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The Quiet American

- "The Quiet American" How long can you sit on the fence and not get involved. How long before you're forced to choose sides. Thomas Fowler learns the answers to this dilemma the hard way. Fowler at the onset of our story, describes himself as being an objective observer, purposely not taking sides, just telling over the facts. "My fellow journalists called themselves correspondents; I preferred the title of reporter. I wrote what I saw, I took no action- even an opinion is a kind of action. (20)" He even goes to the extent of frequently using opium so as not to have an opinion about his own well being....   [tags: Graham Greene]

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Graham Green's The Quiet American

- Graham Green's The Quiet American The Quiet American by Graham Green is a story set during the Vietnam War before the United States became involved. The main character is Thomas Fowler, an English Reporter stationed in Vietnam. The story follows approximately six months of his life where he is faced with personal, professional, and ethical trials. The story also follows closely, the lives of two close friends, Pyle and Phuong. Each of the three main characters are from a different country, and they were used to represent it....   [tags: Graham Green Vietnam War Essays]

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The Horror Genre in Stories of Stevenson and Greene

- The Horror Genre in Stories of Stevenson and Greene R.L Stevenson's 'The Body-Snatcher' and Graham Greene's 'The End Of The party' are both short stories that are a part of the horror genre, despite differing in many ways. Throughout this essay, I am going to compare the differences and the similarities between the two horror stories. I will assess the way the writers use certain aspects that are part of the horror genre to make their story have an impact on the reader and have the ability to captivate their reader and keep them engrossed in the story....   [tags: Papers]

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Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor of the Telephone

- Alexander Graham Bell was a notable scientist and engineer that changed the world with his invention of the telephone. Without the telephone, everyone would not have a reliable communication device. Alexander Graham Bell is considered one of the most influential people in human history. Early Life ~ Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3rd, 1847 at his family home, 16 South Charlotte Street, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was born to Professor Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace (nee Symonds)....   [tags: Inventor, Engineer, Scientist]

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The Inventor of the Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell

- There is no doubt that the inventor of the telephone was one of the greatest genius of the world. I have always asked myself who was the inventor of such an incredible thing. Here you will learn about Alexander Graham Bell’s early life, education, career developments, and his accomplishments.“Alexander did not just mark the birth of the telephone, but marked the death of the telegraph as well” (Hochfelder 1). Furthermore, the invention of the telephone totally changed and developed the communication of all society....   [tags: biography, career]

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One Era To Another: The Telephone

- The modern version of the telephone has proven a significant change over the years from what it was at one point. What allows us to communicate with the world at any hour; minute and second of the day only exhibits how significant the invention has been for individuals. It is one of the most used pieces of electronics in the world today. Over time research has not only led to different versions of the phone, but to the developments of different tones, caller id’s, dialing, call tracing and allowing a person to listen to music while on hold....   [tags: Inventions, Alexander Graham Bell]

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The Human Factor by Graham Green

- Castle on the other hand, in The Human Factor, did not give such a blind loyalty. Unlike Stevens, Castle does not see himself as great, or better than anyone else. He does not have anything to prove to anyone. He originally was very loyal to his country, taking a government job and even traveling across the world to Africa for his job. However, the truth of what he was loyal to deep down was revealed; it is love. Love, to him, is the most important thing is his life. Castle has said, “Hate’s liable to make mistakes....   [tags: love, hate, castle, loyalty]

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William Franklin Graham Jr.

- An influential leader, William Franklin Graham Jr. was born November 7, 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is known to be called Billy Graham. His parents are William and Morrow Graham. Graham is the oldest of four children and was raised on a farm. Graham’s parents were Calvinist so from the beginning, Graham was guided on a spiritual path. When Graham was 16 years old he sat in a meeting that evangelist Mordecai Ham speaking. In the meeting, Ham’s preaching of sin got through to Graham. After high school, Graham headed to Tennessee to be in a Christian school, named Bob Jones College....   [tags: Influential Leader, Biography, Billy Graham]

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Billy Graham 's Leadership Style

- In today’s society, Effective leaders are essential to an organization and exceptional leadership techniques impact the success of reaching goals. Most important leaders often viewed and analyzed as a key component of an organization improperly trained leader can cause both moral and costly negative consequences. Even though unprepared leaders lead in our community today, Billy Graham’s leadership style and communication skills affected the United States because he exhibits characteristic of a leader....   [tags: Leadership, Billy Graham, Evangelicalism]

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The, By Reverend Billy Graham

- Reverend Billy Graham once said, "Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.” Unfortunately for humankind, today’s society have adopted an insensible idea of civility. As a result, our society today is represented by egocentric individuals that care for no one but themselves. Which makes Todd Schwartz’s theory that the sunlight contains tiny spores that lodge in the cerebellum, making the infected believe they are the center of the universe (Schwartz, 2009)....   [tags: Customer, Sales, Customer service, Billy Graham]

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Andrew Graham Bell, The Man Behind The Creative Invention

- Everyone knows Alexander Graham Bell, the man behind the creative invention; the telephone. Not only was the telephone one of the biggest invention in the history of America, but it was the most successful one as well. During Graham Bell’s time period, the only way you could communicate to others was by writing letters which had usually taken about a week to get delivered due to the lack of transportation. While amused by Alexander, creation of the first telephone, he also created something to help deaf people....   [tags: Alexander Graham Bell, Telephone]

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Horror Stories by Stevenson and Greene

- Horror Stories by Stevenson and Greene Horror stories are an excellent traditional genre. This genre has been around for almost as long as stories have been told. In this generation there is not much that can really scare us, but what does actually make a good horror story. Horror stories need to have a good and intimidating storyline, it needs to play on people's fears, it also needs to give its audience a real thrill and send chills down their spines. The horror story may be based on phobias, superstitions, murder or science fiction....   [tags: Horror Stories Stevenson Greene Essays]

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Graham's Law

- In chemistry and in physics, the movement of particles becomes very important. One way in which particles move is through effusion. The formula for the rate of effusion of gas molecules was developed by a chemist by the name of Thomas Graham in the 19th century. December 21, 1805�September 16, 1869. Thomas Graham was born in December of 1805 in Glasgow, Scotland. His father was a workman who desired that his son enter the Church of Scotland. However, Graham became a student at the University of Glasgow in 1819, where he became interested in the field of chemistry....   [tags: physics chemistry graham grahams law]

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Graham Swift's Waterland

- Graham Swift's Waterland In Graham Swift’s Waterland, Tom Crick says, “Children, it was one of your number, a curly-haired boy called Price… who once… asserted roundly that history was ‘a fairy-tale’… ‘What matters… is the here and now. Not the past… The only important thing about history, I think, sir, is that it’s got to the point where it’s probably about to end’”(6,7). It is very likely that we all have come to a point in our education, at one time or another, where we have encountered sentiments similar to those of Price....   [tags: Waterland Graham Swift Essays]

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Biography of Billy Graham and His Accomplishments in His Career

- Biography of Billy Graham and His Accomplishments in His Career "This is the Hour of Decision with Billy Graham, coming to you from Minneapolis Minnesota" Billy Graham, has preached to more than 210 million people through a live audience, more than anyone else in history. Not only that, but Mr. Graham has reached millions more through live televison, video and film. This has led Billy to be on the "Ten Most Admired Men in the World" from the Gallup Poll since 1955 a total of thirty-nine times. This includes thirty-two consecutive more than any other individual in the world, placing him as the most popular American for about forty years....   [tags: Billy Graham Religion Evangelism Essays]

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Susan Graham 's Student Life

- The professor who was interviewed for this assignment was Susan Graham, the first year Marketing professor. The Department that Susan Graham belongs to at UPEI is the School of Business.She has a Bachelors of Business Administration, a Masters in Business Administration and Public Administration and a Doctorate in Education. Susan is originally from Summerside, Prince Edward Island, so for the most part, her student life, university life and her personal life is relatively localized here on PEI....   [tags: University, Doctorate, Professor, Education]

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A Peacemaker: Emily Greene Balch

- A peacemaker is someone who devotes their entire life to preventing war, violence, and uprisings. A peacemaker goes above and beyond the call of duty, and will protest, petition, or demonstrate until problems are solved. They may even sacrifice their lives to protect what they believe. They are different than just a good person because good people may protest, demonstrate, OR petition. Peacemakers often usually focus on just peacekeeping efforts, while other people may have a broader influence....   [tags: reformer, war, social settlement]

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Machiavelli VS Robert Greene

- What would you do if you discovered a secret that can make your life better. Not just any ordinary secret, but a special one that would tell you how to gain power/ control over others and maintain it. Would you share it with others. Well that’s what writers have been sharing for centuries; yet many of us are still unaware. The very concept of Power is extremely important especially since we the people can give it to others but never ourselves. Well two contemporary authors in regards with the subject of power are Niccolo Machiavelli, and Robert Greene....   [tags: 48 Laws of Power]

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Mastery by Robert Greene: The Steps to Mastery

- I am pursuing a Masters degree in Instructional Design and Technology. With this degree, I hope to gain the skills to help revolutionize education with the use of technology. In 1907 Maria Montessori, embarked on such a journey (American Montessori Society, 2013). She was invited to open a center for children living in the poor, inner-city of Rome (American Montessori Society, 2013). While working there, Maria began using approaches to educate the children that would find great success and become world-renown....   [tags: creative task, strategies, montessori]

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The Wrongful Termination Of Greene Jewelry Company

- Introduction In this law brief, I will discuss two cases that all stem from one series of incidents. First, Greene Jewelry Company sued its former employee, Jennifer Lawson, for breach of confidentiality. Ms. Lawson is countersuing her former company for wrongful termination. In order to discuss all aspects of the cases against Greene Jewelry, I will address the aspects of the case individually. Application of the Law to the Facts Wrongful Termination First, Ms. Lawson has sued Greene Jewelry Company for wrongful termination....   [tags: Employment]

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Analysis Of Graham 's ' The Crucible '

- Graham’s claim in her article is that we as a society can no longer be ignorant in our everyday life. She goes on to say that we must focus on the important things that are going on around us in order to be able to protect ourselves from the dangers that can possibly happen. She states, that in order to protect ourselves we must have, “Awareness of one’s surrounding and keeping up with news…” (129). By doing exactly that, we would be able to see the signals that the media is showing us in order to get ready for a disaster that is soon to come....   [tags: September 11 attacks, World Trade Center]

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Billy Graham, The Evangelist and the CEO

- ... Christianity Today and Decision Magazine are two examples. These originated as paper publications. They have now gone on to the internet where countless people can access them with just a few clicks. In addition, there are sites aimed at youth evangelism such as, Dare to Be a Daniel. These are a few ways in which the organization, led by Graham, has seen the need to progress with technology and the benefits of doing so. From a general management prospective, he led his board of directors, but he also looked to them for guidance and wisdom....   [tags: faith, leadership, ventures]

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Billy Graham's Life and Accomplishments

- “When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” Billy Graham was that person, when he stood up and spoke, people sat still and listened. Billy Graham is one of the greatest evangelists who ever lived and he has impacted millions with a simple message of God’s truth. Billy was born to William and Morrow Graham on November 7, 1918, in Charlotte, North Carolina (“Billy Graham” 1). He was born on a dairy farm, in a little white house (Graham 3). Billy was born into a loving family....   [tags: theology, preacher, evangelists]

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Alexander Graham Bell and The Telephone

- A world without telephones would mean a world without communication and a struggle to complete everyday tasks. Ninety-one percent of Americans would not be able to call, send text, set alarms, or check social media on the go. When he invented the telephone in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell pioneered the way for future inventors to further advance the telephone making communication and life easier for us and generations to come. As a young boy growing up in the 1850’s, Bell was ambitious and headstrong, often observing his fathers, Melville Bell’s, teaching of correct speech and elocution....   [tags: communication, speech, sound]

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The Bond Market ( Graham )

- For most investors, the bond market creates tremendous amounts of confusion. This is because many ideas are common sense. However, a variety of graduate schools and financial analysts have made them very complicated. This is from using terms and concepts that talk above ordinary investors. Yet, in reality it is something that they can easily understand. To see what is occurring requires examining the inter-workings of the bond market (Graham). This will be accomplished by looking at its mechanics, what causes yields to move and why other financial instruments will have an inverse or correlated relationship with this asset class....   [tags: Monetary policy, Central bank, Money supply]

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The Legacy Of Billy Graham

- “I feel sorry for the man who has never known the bracing thrill of taking a stand and sticking to it fearlessly. Moral courage has rewards that timidity can never imagine. Like a shot of adrenaline, it floods the spirit with vitality.” (The Cross) Billy Graham knew this was true first hand. Growing up around a family that leaned upon the teachings of his, I knew early on that his absolutely inspirational sermons seen on television and live at crusades had inspired millions of people around the world by his love, respect, and devotion to God and mankind....   [tags: Old Testament, Bible, God, Prophet]

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Beliefs and Actions of Billy Graham

- Billy Graham was apart of the civil rights movement in 1952. He was also a preacher at a first Baptist Church. How he did the movement was he would use the word of Christ. He would protest UNASHAMED is how he put it, spreading the word and showing how the world could be a better place with no racialism. He traveled almost all over the United States; he had the King help him with some of his speeches. Mr. King gave him tips and advice on how to preach to the blacks and the whites at the same time....   [tags: civil rights, christian, preached]

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Biography on Mrath Graham

- “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” With this quote Martha Graham opines that the body says what words cannot. Martha Graham was a significant American dancer, teacher, and choreographer of modern dance in American history. Graham was a person who never thought about being “different” from anyone else, but she certainly was. Graham employed the psychological concepts of Freud and Jung into her dances. Graham also sought to give “visible substance to things felt”, which was a phrase that became a metaphor central to her art form....   [tags: art, culture, expressionism, dance]

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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham

- ... Mr.Toad is wealthy, mischievous, simple-minded, kind, and determined. Personally, I believe Mr.Toad is the one who gets himself into trouble the most.”I wonder, he said to himself presently, If this sort of car starts easily?”(PG.79)”Let me see: he has been found guilty, on the clearest evidence, first of stealing a valuable motor car.” As you continue to read the book, we meet Mr.Badger. Mr.Badger is a recluse but he is kind, generous, wise, and he tells great stories.”Mr.Badger, he’s a kind-hearted gentleman, as everyone knows…” The characters in this story are as different as night and day, but somehow they all get along and become friends....   [tags: character analysis]

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Hannah Graham Case By Storm

- The media has taken the Hannah Graham case by storm - it has gotten local, national, and even international coverage. For the past month, I have seen a new article about the case almost everyday. I watched it slowly go from local newspapers in Charlottesville that had been posted by friends who go to UVA who were hoping people would know of her whereabouts, to articles in CNN talking about how Jesse Matthew (the suspect) is a serial rapist and murderer. The case presents itself as a very intriguing case - completely Law and Order SVU worthy with all the twists and turns....   [tags: Crime, Murder, Mass media, News media]

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Graham Jones : A Sports

- Graham Jones, a sports psychologist takes us on a fantastic journey and details how the best truly gets better. He uses his career as an Olympic consultant and tells us stories of how elite athletes ensured that they the get better. He then gives examples of people in the business world that of the business world that correlate to his examples from the sports world. At the end he offers and idea of what you need to do to ensure that you are getting better. Graham gives us six behaviors that are associated with the mind set of elite athletes they love the pressure; fixate on the long term; use the competition; reinvent themselves; celebrate victories; they have the will to win....   [tags: Goal, Term, Time, Greatest hits]

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Robert Graham And Lorenzo Ghiberti

- “I am the door; and if anyone enters by me he will go in and out and find pasture.” (John 10:9) Church doors are a symbol of a bridge where we may travel back and forth on a journey of faith. By this one can see how two great artist designed doors for churches that believed to achieve this belief. Both Robert Graham and Lorenzo Ghiberti used technical and artistic forms to design the “Great Bronze Doors” and the “Gates to Paradise”. The “Great Bronze Doors” were created to be put in the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels and the “Gates to Paradise” were created for the Baptistery in Florence, Italy....   [tags: Florence, Renaissance, Donatello]

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AT&T and Alexander Graham Bell

- Company Overview In 1875 AT&T began its company, which was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. Graham had help in forming this global company from two men, Gardiner Hubbard and Thomas Sanders financially. Bell being the inventor tried and successfully invented a talking telegraph. In the few years to follow, Bell earned patents and in 1877 the three men formed the Bell Telephone Company to display the new invention, the telephone. In 1878 the first telephone exchange took place under license from Bell Telephone in New Haven, CT....   [tags: talking telegraph, international telephone]

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Biography of Alexander Graham Bell

- Alexander Graham Bell had prepared himself to follow the professional footsteps of his father and grandfather in the teaching of proper articulation and the correction of speech defect. He became a teacher of speech to the deaf. Early in his training, his investigation into the nature of sound led him to study electricity. It was out of this work, together with his understanding of the organs of the organs of speech and hearing, which his invention grew. He attempted to apply sound to telegraphy in a device called the harmonic telegraph....   [tags: sound, telegraphy, messages]

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Biography of Martha Graham

- Undoubtedly one of the unique dancers and choreographers in the 20th century was Martha Graham. He was born in the suburb of Allegheny (now Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, on May 11, 1894 ("Martha Graham Biography."). Martha mentioned that her first dance lesson was when her father told her always remembers that movement never lies (Aoki et al). Martha Graham trained and inspired a generation of performers and choreographers, including diverse artists as Alvin Ailey, Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, and Merce Cunningham (Tenaglia)....   [tags: dancers and choreographers]

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Biography of Martha Graham

- Martha Graham began her life in Alleghany, Pennsylvania on May 11, 1894. She would be the oldest of Jane and George Graham’s three girls. Her father was “alienist” that specialized in nervous disorders; a modern day psychologist.1 Although his Presbyterian beliefs were conservative, Dr. Graham’s unusual methods to diagnose through physical movement and his ideas about the body’s unique way to express its inner senses was an influence on his eldest daughter Martha. She would later quote his slogan, “Movement never lies”.2 The idea of body movement expressing emotion and feelings would become Martha Graham’s vocabulary, language and passion through a form of dance she would develop and perfect...   [tags: Dancer, Dance Teacher, Pennsylvania]

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Review of Graham's Magazine

- Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine (Graham’s) is a monthly published literary periodical although it allots other fields including engravings, fashion, and music to a small portion. This magazine deals with variety of literary fields from short stories, poetry, and essays handle various tastes from belles-lettres to sentimental literature. During those periods, the contributors to the magazine, in addition to numerous writers who exist only in tarnishing paper, are included such canonical writers as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mrs....   [tags: Literature History]

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Graham Vs. Connor Case

- For awhile the findings of the Graham vs. Connor case were accepted and used to consider other cases of excessive force. However a different situation arose in Scott vs. Harris. The story goes that a sheriff, while monitoring traffic on a highway, spotted Victor Harris going past him at seventy-five miles per hour in a fifty-five miles per hour zone. Naturally, the sheriff went after Harris and a high speed chase ensued. Second deputy Scott joined in the chase and finally rammed Harris’ car to stop him....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Crime, Police officer]

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Waterland by Graham Swift

- History is the study of past events. In his novel Waterland, Graham Swift entwines the past with the present to create a cyclical rhythm, which flows through the narrative. The narrative explores the notion of temporality and explains that instead of time following a linear pattern, it is, in fact, a circle, which moves in into itself, representing the past, the present, and the future. Chapters often end in the middle of a sentence, then picked up at the beginning of the following chapter, suggesting not only the continuity of the story, but the course of history....   [tags: narrative, history, tom crick]

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Fact or Fiction

- The warm summer breeze lifts your hair from the nape of your neck. The tree’s leafs rustle above your head, as you sit at the foot of their tree. The edge of the pages from your latest fiction novel flicker as you hold the page down to continue your viewing of the world their author has created for you to read. You smile when the protagonist has a small victory, cry when they fail, and even laugh out loud to the jokes they tell. You are in the world made up just for you; you are in a land of fiction....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Reflections on Old Age with Billy Graham

- ... “Leaving a legacy” is another significant idea in Billy Graham’s book (Graham, 2011, 118). It highlights the importance of a life well lived as well as its impact. He discusses that although the intensity and times of influence on one’s children and grandchildren diminishes with age that is not a reason to stop, because the older generation still has an impact. He writes, “…the greatest legacy you can pass on to your children and grandchildren is not your money or other material things…The greatest legacy you can pass on to them is your character and your faith” (Graham, 2011, p.119)....   [tags: Nearing Home: Life, Faith and finishing well]

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Alexander Graham Bell and The Invention of The Telephone

- With the modernized world we live in today, it is crucial that people communicate on the go with friends, family, and business associates. It is estimated that next year, Americans will spend $1.8 billion on mobile devices. They continue to be a growing part of our culture and are being relied on by 91% Americans to get them through the day. Alexander Graham Bell pioneered the way for all of the advancements we have seen thus far. Not only are we able to make and receive high quality calls wirelessly, we are able to take pictures, play music, play games, exchange videos, surf the web, and view social media....   [tags: biography, scientist, inventor]

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Techniques of Argumentation in Stuart Greene's Essay, Arguement as Conversation

- The essay by Stuart Greene certainly drives home the quote that “there is nothing new under the sun”. In fact, in trying to discover who to give credit for this particular quote Shakespeare, Bierce, and Ecclesiastes 1:4-11 was cited for saying it. The point here is that research is crucial to writing arguments on any topic. Without research, a person will possibly be reiterating what has already been said, which does not propel an argument forward. Although research is vital to a convincing argument, it is only the beginning....   [tags: dialogue, framing, topic]

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The String Theory in The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene

- The string theory means that everything exists because of Planck vibrating strings; these strings are the source of every object in the universe, including the unknown. This theory also speculates whether or not other dimensions and parallel universes exist. In The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene explains the different concepts of the string theory and its origins. Among these are the the theory of dimensions, parallel universes, and the origin of the universe. The string theory is an interesting theory because it contributes the the idea that there are many things in the universe that are yet to be discovered....   [tags: String, Cosmic, Dimensions]

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The Invention of the Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell

- Growing up as a child living with his deaf mom, Eliza, Alexander Graham Bell sympathized with the hearing impaired and later devoted his life to teaching speech and liberating deaf children. In 1870, Bell and his family moved to Canada where Melville taught his son Visible Speech and setup teaching jobs for him around New England. One year later Alexander Graham Bell moved to Boston, which was a hotspot for commercial, education, and scientific activity. He began writing articles on deaf education and teaching scientific lectures (Grosvenor, Wesson)....   [tags: biography, education, sound]

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Alexander Graham Bell

- In March 3, of 1847 the great inventor Alexander Graham Bell was born. His father was Professor Alexander Melville Bell, and his mother was Eliza Grace. Alexander Bell had two brothers, Edward Charles Bell and Melville James Bell. When Alexander was ten he begged his father to give him a middle name like his brothers. For his eleventh birthday Alexander’s gave him the middle name Graham, after their family friend Alexander Graham. Both of his brothers died of tuberculosis. As a child, young Alexander was very curious about the world around him....   [tags: inventions, telephone company]

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