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Protecting The Endangered Species Of Endangered Wildlife

- Protecting the Endangered The beautiful species of the wild are being endangered more and more each day. Because of the increase of endangered wildlife society now faces several extinctions therefore, to prevent this problem, the government should pass laws or policies that provide greater protection and preservation, provide more information about endangered species, give more publicity to the issue and support charities. “An endangered species is one whose numbers are so small that it is at risk of extinction” (Do Something 2015)....   [tags: Endangered species, Extinction, Species, Plant]

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- The aim of psychotherapy is to encourage self-awareness and self-evaluation in order to enable transformation and facilitate possibility. It is this self-evaluation process that is crucial to personal agency (McKay, 1987) and integral to psychodynamic therapy (PDT) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This essay will critically evaluate cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic theories regarding self-awareness and self-evaluation and explore ways in which these theories and their understanding of self may be utilised within clinical hypnosis....   [tags: Psychodynamic Therapy]

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Media 's Effect On Adolescent Girls

- In today’s society, the media, whether it is through television or social media has a negative impact on adolescent girls. The media is very prevalent on pushing a propaganda on young women that their bodies are not good enough or that they should have certain features that are no way normal or obtainable. This propaganda is known as the Thin-Ideal. The Thin-Ideal with the media’s help is causing some young girls to have low self-esteem, extreme health issues, and depression which can be brought on by body dissatisfaction....   [tags: Anorexia nervosa, Eating disorders]

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The Lencioni 's The Three Signs Of A Miserable Job

- Week Six Major Project Influence Application Part Two Introduction This paper compares the works of Patrick Lencioni’s The Three Signs of a Miserable Job (2007) with Influencer (2013) authored by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler with the intent of illustrating the complimentary applicability to improve employee morale and development, talent retention, and overall business success. In a world of growing job discontentment, despite a rising number of American college graduates, it remains the leader’s obligation to understand what drives behavior and to put together winning strategies to equip themselves and their team(s) with the influential tools...   [tags: Leadership, Management, Success, Patrick Lencioni]

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Primary Source Review Assignment

- Primary Source Review Assignment Former slave, Jourdon Anderson, was given a second chance in life whereas so many slaves did not see the day emancipation became legal. Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, Anderson’s former master, like most masters would be, did not agree with the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. When Colonel Anderson found the whereabouts of his former slave and his family, who had worked on his land for over twenty years, he wrote a letter to Anderson begging him to come back....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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Media Coverage Of School Shootings

- Megan Jones Julie Smith Media Literacy 5 March 2015 Media Coverage of School Shootings Through the use of media, one can argue that it is the prime way our society receives information about events day to day. One would have a hard time completely ignoring media. We use and see it daily through our televisions, radios, the billboards on the side of the highway, on the internet; the list is almost endless. It is much easier to read or listen to something from a source of mass communication than pass information by word of mouth....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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Louis Xiv 's Power Under The Palace Of Versailles

- During the 17th century, a massive change took place in the government of France as the king at the time, Louis XIV, centralized France 's power under the Palace of Versailles. After the death of France 's prime minister in 1661, Louis XIV personally assumed power over the country and made it his goal to keep the country tightly knit. Throughout his reign operated from the Palace of Versailles, life in the castle revolved around the "Roi-Soleil 's" own life. From dawn to dusk, the king was followed by the residents of Versailles....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Louis XV of France]

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The Effects Of Air Pollution On Human Health

- Pollution comes in many forms, and is one of the biggest global killers. It affects 100 million people which is more than diseases like malaria and HIV ( Every year pollution claims more than 100 million land and sea animals (CEF). Not only does pollution affect humans, it is also very harmful to animals. People that live in areas with higher levels of air pollutants have around a 20% higher chance of death from lung cancer than people that live in areas with less pollution (   [tags: Pollution, Global warming, Acid rain]

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A Brief Note On The American Education System

- Do you expect a five-year old boy to be distracted by what a five-year old girl is wearing. Of course not. If you were to ask a child or teen what they thought about school, they would probably say that they dislike school for a multitude of reasons, two of them being: a misogynistic dress code and the stress of balancing schoolwork with the expectations of society. The American educational system is inadequate compared to countries like Finland in which the dress code is nonexistent and the curriculum is more flexible to human needs; it is imperative that we come together to assure Dr....   [tags: Education, School, High school, Teacher]

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How to Take Professional Quality Pictures with a Digital SLR Camera

- A former point-and-shoot photographer can take professional quality pictures with a digital SLR (single-lens reflex) camera by learning about and experimenting with its complex operations. There are many advantages to making the transition from a point-and-shoot digital camera to a digital SLR camera. These include capturing images “more quickly, more flexibly, and with more creativity” (Busch, Digital 9). Furthermore, taking photos with a digital SLR camera reduces the amount of time that otherwise would be spent editing with photo-editing software to improve the quality of the photos....   [tags: Technology, Digital Camera]

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An Effective Way Of The Setting And Handling Of Exposition

- The screenwriter chose an effective way of illustrating the point of attack, establishing the setting and handling of exposition. The first scene of the film was a black screen which had audio of a man and a woman having a conversation. After, the film switches to a grainy video of men being detained by police. The video clip manages to bring the dramatic tension to all time high because an unidentified character is shot by the police. Therefore, this left a sense of uneasiness and tension throughout the whole film....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer, Conflict]

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My Experience At The Embarcadero Station

- I travel by BART daily to and from school, getting on at the Colma station and exiting at the Embarcadero station in San Francisco. In the eight (or so) short weeks that I have been traveling via this route, I have easily memorized my routine. Typically, I get on the train at 8:15, right in the middle of the morning commute. From entering the turnstiles at Colma to climbing the escalator out onto the street at the Embarcadero stop, I am inundated by a barrage of stimuli. My olfactory, audial, and visual senses are constantly in use - processing all of the different stimulants....   [tags: Eye, Retina, Photoreceptor cell, Cone cell]

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The Islamic State 's Appeal

- Where did it come from, and what are its intentions. The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State’s appeal. “We have not defeated the idea,” he said. “We do not even understand the idea.” In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as “not Islamic” and as al-Qaeda’s “jayvee team,” statements that reflected confusion about the group, and may have contributed to si...   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, Islam]

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The Warriors By Sol Yurick

- The Warriors, a film based on the book of the same name by Sol Yurick, was released in 1979. It was directed by Water Hill (The Making, 2016). This film is a cult classic about a gang that becomes stranded away from home and has to fight their way back to their home turf. This movie has held a fascination for many and it is a fact that it is loosely based on an event from Grecian times, the Battle of Cunaxa in 401 B.C. which is chronicled in Xenophon’s “The Anabasis” that follows a Grecian army who becomes stranded after the battle between Athens and Sparta (The Making, 2016)....   [tags: Protagonist, Character, Key light]

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The Warriors, By Sol Yurick

- Released in 1979, The Warriors, is a film based on the book by Sol Yurick. Directed by Water Hill, the film is a cult classic about a gang that becomes stranded away from home. Consequently, the gang spends the entire film fighting their way back to their home turf. The basis of this movie mirrors an event from Grecian times, the Battle of Cunaxa in 401 B.C., chronicled in Xenophon’s “The Anabasis” that follows a Grecian army who becomes stranded after the battle between Athens and Sparta. (The Making, 2016)....   [tags: Protagonist, Character, Film, Key light]

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Utrasound and Spatial Compunding

- SPATIAL COMPOUNDING Ultrasound is a coherent imaging modality utilized to provide real time imaging. Images can become degraded with the wave interference resulting from the formation of scatter, as the beam/sound waves diffuse and scatter through a medium. As the beam transmission strikes an acoustic boundary, part of the energy is transmitted through the structure, or reflected. The type of reflections which can occur is dependent on the shape and size of the boundary relative to the beam. Muscles and tendons have smooth and large boundaries relative to the beam dimensions, and are primarily composed of specular reflectors....   [tags: real time imaging, transmission]

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Iconic Photographers: Henri-cartier Bresson

- Wake up on a cold morning staring at the slow whirring ceiling fan with arms crossed behind my head. Flip on the Love Theme from Spartacus recording by Yusef Lateef to fill my world with sounds that spawn a positive creative space in my mind. Brush my teeth in the shower, eat a quick bowl of cereal and sling my camera over my shoulder. Walk through the front door and step onto the sidewalk to wherever my intuition takes me. This would be an example of the beginning of a day filled with the satiation of random curiosities and urges, seeing the world differently by looking at people and objects through a viewfinder....   [tags: photojournalism, decisive moment]

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Great Truths Interpreted Through the Eyes of Successfive Generations

- Great Truths Interpreted Through the Eyes of Successfive Generations Great truths need to be modernised to be appropriate for today's generation of people. These messages are transmitted by events occurring within our modern society that people can effortlessly relate to. The quote states that the strong themes portrayed in certain types of texts needs to be restructured to retain their relevance in modern society. Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is a detailed example of a modernised play....   [tags: Papers]

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The End of Oppression for Jamaican Women

- The End of Oppression for Jamaican Women Women have been oppressed in many places and in many different ways over the years, but in Jamaica this continuing trend is finally to be broken. "Sexual or gender inequality represents as essential and integral feature of social relations and culture construction in Jamaica, where for the past four hundred years colonial and imperialist exploitation has governed the development of economic, political, and sociocultural patterns and structures."(Harrison: Women in Jamaica's Urban Informal Economy pg....   [tags: Oppression Feminism Jamaica Culture Essays]

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Forensic Science Experiment

- Forensic Science Introduction: Someone in a restaurant has suddenly fallen ill and a mystery powder has been discovered with the victim. As the chief investigator, your duty is to identify the mystery substance through a lab. In this lab, it will consist of five known compounds and one unknown compound. Your job is to distinguish which one out of the five substances is the mystery powder. To figure out the mystery matter you will have to compare their physical and chemical properties and match them with the appropriate compound....   [tags: Forensic Science]

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J. R. R. Tolkien

- Three Rings for the Elven-Kings under the sky, Seven for the dwarf lords in their halls of stone, Nine for mortal men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord in his dark throne. In the Land or Mordor where the shadow lies. One Ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie… (J.R.R. Tolkien, Rings) These are the most famous recognized lines in The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkiens’ masterpiece....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Thomas Vinterberg's The Celebration

- Thomas Vinterberg’s The Celebration features a distinct style clearly defined by the rules of Dogme 95 and its accompanying manifesto. The Celebration, like other Dogme 95 films, makes extensive use of minimalist production values in its overall aesthetic. This bare-bones style lends a certain authenticity to the films; helping to focus a viewer’s attention onto the dialogue and action. Although it initially seems unusual, The Celebration’s particular style becomes a defining characteristic of the film....   [tags: Dogme 95 films]

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The Role of Science, Ethics, and Faith in Modern Philosophy

- The Role of Science, Ethics, and Faith in Modern Philosophy ABSTRACT: Curiously, in the late twentieth century, even agnostic cosmologists like Stephen Hawking—who is often compared with Einstein—pose metascientific questions concerning a Creator and the cosmos, which science per se is unable to answer. Modern science of the brain, e.g. Roger Penrose's Shadows of the Mind (1994), is only beginning to explore the relationship between the brain and the mind-the physiological and the epistemic. Galileo thought that God's two books-Nature and the Word-cannot be in conflict, since both have a common author: God....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Conservative Party’s Weakness As a Consequence Of Weak Leadership

- The Conservative Party’s Weakness As a Consequence Of Weak Leadership After the resignation of Peel in 1846 the Conservative Party split into three main groupings. The Peelites: loyal supporters of Peel who were unsatisfied with the current Conservative Party, the Ultra Tories who were the immovable, reactionary classical Tories who regarded the party’s sole purpose as being the support and promotion of its backers; the landowners, and finally the Liberal Conservatives who argues that lately the party had lost support and that unless the Tories started to rule in a more liberal fashion they would lose power, the liberals believed that they must retain an aristocra...   [tags: Papers]

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Themes of Hannah Webster Foster’s The Croquette

- Themes of Hannah Webster Foster’s The Croquette                       Hannah Webster Foster’s The Coquette, published in 1797, has long been regarded as a sentimental novel with little literary quality. Though The Coquette was a best seller at publication and remained in print for most of the 19th century, critics gave it little attention other than to ridicule the novel. Not until 1978 with the publishing of Walter Wenska’s The Coquette and the American Dream of Freedom did Foster’s book receive critical attention and praise....   [tags: Hannah Webster Foster Croquette Essays]

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Free Essays on All’s Quiet on the Western Front

- All’s Quiet on the Western Front Lewis Milestone’s “All’s Quiet on the Western Front”, based on Erich Remarque’s novel, is an incredibly disturbing and effective anti-war film. The grainy black and white film is still not outdated and carries a breathtaking initial impact. The prologue that introduces the film gives its anti-war intentions immediately and beautifully. “This story is neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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My Most Comfortable Place - Beach Cala Bassa

- The beaches in Ibiza are great. I have to admit it. But none of them match the tranquillity and comfort of beach Cala Bassa. Beach Cala Bassa is in Ibiza about one mile south of the main area. It is known as the surfers paradise and the best beach in Ibiza. I relax as I watch the surfers gently glide over the tumbling ocean waves. Seeing the tall palm trees sway in the wind is calming to me as they are making gentle, peaceful sounds. The branches show no sign of a snap, crack or sputter as the location is too peaceful to encounter such occurrences....   [tags: Descriptive Essay]

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Definition Essay - Does Art Defy Definition

- Definition Essay - Does Art Defy Definition. According to Webster’s Dictionary, art is “human expression of objects by painting, etc” (10). The words “human experience” adds meaning to art. Artists reveal their inner thoughts and feelings through their work. When we study a painting by Salvador Dali, the strange objects and the surrealist background portrays the eccentricity of the painter. Some ideas cannot be explained verbally. They can only be shown via a medium. We can get across what is in our minds or our hearts by a stroke of a brush, a drop of paint, a row of words, or something else....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]

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The Champion Lands

- The Champion Lands The former Champion Lands of Vermont consist of 132,000 acres in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont has some of Vermont's most extensive areas of relitively remote and wild lands. A substantial portion of the Champion Lands are located in the the Nulhegan Basin, an extensive area of northern lowland forest and wetlands ringed by hills and mountians of moderatr elevation and drained by the Nulhegan River. The Champion Lands of Vermont are part of a larger system known as the Northern Forest....   [tags: Free Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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Film Industry: Melodrama in Roma Città Aperta and Riso Amaro

- To begin with, the occurrence of melodrama in these canonical neorealist films may seem surprising, because neorealism is often classified as a reaction against the melodramas of the time. Before the Second World War, Italian melodramas, created in an attempt to steer the Italian public away from imported American films, dominated the market at all levels and in all regions in Italy. These films followed classical narrative techniques and did little to reflect the reality of working class Italians....   [tags: american films, neorealism, resitenza]

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Baz Luhrmann's Modernized Film Version of Romeo and Juliet

- What is the impression that comes to you when you think of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. I’ll tell you, you think of men in tights prancing around with their pointy swords but you are wrong, because an MTV director has now revitalised it with a new action- packed thrilling movie. He indulges the audience straight away with his music video background talents. You wonder what I mean by this well he uses cutting edge camera techniques and dynamic music setting. Baz Luhrmann’s opening sequence truly passes its expectations that we all expected, by creating a teeth gripping atmosphere and using effective and dramatic real life camera scenes....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie, Movie Analysis]

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A Brief Overview of Porn and the 20th Century

- Porn and technology: Pornography has, more than any other type of media, been on the bleeding edge of technology. Pushing new mediums to their limit, usually in the last way they were ever intended to be used (Gross, 2010). We start off the 20th Century with the Half-tone printing process being only two decades old. This was the first process that allowed images to be inexpensively reproduced. Magazines were the leading pornographic medium, and they were only available by mail. Then, with the advent of film, the Stag films were first produced in Germany and Latin America....   [tags: pornography, technology, sex]

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Baz Luhrmann's New Take on Romeo and Juliet

- What is the first thing that comes to mind when Shakespeare is mentioned. Boring and dull classroom, heads on the desks, words that makes no sense yet you are expected to know what it means. Does this sound appealing, would you pay good money to be bored out of your mind. Absolutely no, won’t even think about it. But when I heard a MTV director was going to direct this boring classic in a bid to get a young audience interested in Shakespeare, I thought it’s a long shot but worth a go. After watching the movie I was left in disbelief, was that possible....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Analysis]

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Photography: Its Evolution and Effects on the World

- One of the universal languages of the world may be a one that would not normally come to mind, and that is photography. People all over the world can understand it, whether they speak English or something else. Since the beginning, man has striven to leave his mark on the world, be it caves drawings, sketches, or paintings. The art of photography has evolved in many ways, such as the different materials that were used, the ways to develop a picture, a camera’s size and portability, and how the camera has advanced in its technology and physical features....   [tags: Art]

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A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

- "In a world beyond this one, that river goes on singing sweetly, enchanting us with what we want to hear, shaping what we need to see in order to keep going. In those waters all disappointments are forgotten, our mistakes forgiven” (Bray 401). In A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, Gemma is giving one example of how setting plays an important role in this story. Gemma Doyle finds great power when she goes to Spence Academy for Young Ladies, an English boarding school in the Victorian time period....   [tags: Setting]

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Postwar America: The Golden Age of Television

- The ‘Golden Age of Television’ is what many refer to as the period between the 1950s and 60s when the television began to establish itself as a prevalent medium in the United States. In 1947, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), and the Du Mont Network were the four main television networks that ran stations with regular programming taking place. (Television, 2003) While regular television programming was a new innovation, the television itself had been commercially available for over twenty years prior to the 50s....   [tags: Television]

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Photography within the World of Creative Writing

- The purpose of this essay is to integrate the photographic process with creative writing. At first glance, one might think that the two mediums do not have much common ground. However, upon further scrutiny, one quickly discovers that is not entirely the case. Photography plays a wide and diverse role in creative writing. When I first sat down to write this article, I was focused on the other prompt. After a few days of flipping through various photographers and their works, option B still plagued me....   [tags: Article Review]

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Australians Prefer Refined Grains Over Whole Grains

- Introduction: Whole grains should be included as part of every Australian’s diet, a whole grain is defined by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) as “any food which uses every part of the grain including the outer layers, bran and germ” This applies whether they are separated during processing and if the grain is milled into smaller pieces (FSANZ, 2011). It is important to keep the outer layers, bran and germ as they have a higher nutrient content than refined grains which involves removing parts of the bran and germ (Go Grains Health and Nutrition Ltd, 2010)....   [tags: Australia, diet, grain, consumption, health, food]

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Description and Analysis of the Cell Theory

- Prokaryotic cells have nucleus that contains genetic material, complex cytoskeleton, and endomembrane system. They lack distict nucleus and other membrane bound organelles. In traditional five kingdom classification system written by Robert Whittaker, prokaryotic organism belongs to kingdom Monera. Prokaryotic organism have been divided into groups Archaea and Bacteria. They are unicellular organism, but one single cell is capable of carrying out all the function necessary for the organism to live and reproduce....   [tags: cell membrane, cytoplasm, prokaryotic cell]

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The Sights and Sounds of DIY

- Art and music have had a natural association with one another in almost every culture of the world since the beginning of history. When it comes to punk rock and its visual counterpart, the connection goes beyond just similar styles and ways of working. The artists participating in these two sides of the spectrum not only broke the same rules and appealed to the same audiences, they were members of the same social groups and frequented the same neighborhoods and clubs. This made way for collaboration and the parallel growth of both art forms....   [tags: Art]

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Kipling’s short story, Miss Youghul’s Sais

- Upon first seeing a young woman wearing a hijab, a child once questioned her father in a loud, excited whisper, “Daddy, is she a princess?” while rudely pointing at the woman across the parking lot. The child’s conclusion likely came from distorted images of Arab and Muslim women found in children’s media, especially Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin, but it should be noted the girl’s initial reaction was not one of fear, irritation, or disgust, simply fascination with the young woman’s unorthodox clothing....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Feminism, Culture, Hijab]

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Film in a Digital Era

- It's strange, after being such an enthusiastic early adopter of digital cameras, I've found myself returning the the very first film camera I ever used. It was long before digital had caught on that I was lucky enough to own one of the first consumer grade digital cameras available. Although, it was a little out of date when it was given to me by a relative, I couldn't afford a digital camera at the time new or old. Not a lot of people bought them at the time, even if they could. I remember someone stopping me, asking "where's the viewfinder?" They were thinking it was some kind of dangerous device until I showed them pictures via the LCD screen....   [tags: Photography]

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The Significance of the Yogini

- The 10th century sculpture from India known as the Yogini depicts a composition of a meditating woman, exuding a sense of tranquility from her stoic demeanor. Her large presence commands a sense of authority. Her mythical significance as a goddess, indicated by the placard beside her, corroborates this sensation of power surrounding her. Through the power embodied by the Yogini, demonstrated by the focused precision on her features, the sculptor emphasizes the significance of the Yogini. The first indication of the power associated with the Yogini is the overall appearance of the sculpture....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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I Want to be Skinny

- We’ve all been told that those darn diets do not work, yet millions of Americans still look to be skinny with any alternative other than exercising. The power of television plays a large role of how successful the diet industries are. Everyone is aware of the advertisement methods of diet industries, apparently comparing two photos of some poor overweight fellow, to an amazingly finely fit one wearing the same outfit can persuade thousands of citizens hoping to have the same effect happen to them....   [tags: Society, Body Image, Skinny]

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Physical Geography of Orange County

- This sedimentary rock has hardened over the many years with sand shells, small pebbles, grains of sand and rocks of various sizes. In comparison to our 4.5 billion year old Earth, these sand shells might as well be brand new, when in reality they could be up to 1,000 years old. If the sandstone were to be replaced with calcite it would completely change the subclass of rock, it would then be chemical & organic limestone. The variation in sand stone is due to different rates of deposition and change in patterns of the sediment movement (Mc Knight, p....   [tags: earth science, geology, cloud types]

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the pianist

- ‘The Pianist’ is a film directed by Roman Polanski and based around the life of Wladyslaw Szpilman during the Nazi invasion of Poland. Roman used visual techniques in the opening scenes such as black and white film, camera positioning and motifs to create an atmosphere for the audience. The first scene in the film is a montage of grainy black and white scenes of Polish life before the Nazi invasion on Poland. The footage shows a dated world with old English style building and technology, people are shown walking about the town in aged clothing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Benefits of Chocolate

- Chocolate There is nothing any better than a good piece of chocolate. Its rich, its creamy, its smooth, and it makes us feel so-o-o-o good for a few moments of course, that is; until the guilt of the calories kick in. Chocolate happens to be one of my favorite sweets. The wonderful creamy milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate, or even my personal favorite a silky dark chocolate, the choices are hard. I sat down this weekend to really think about, and compare the differences....   [tags: Nutrition]

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Terrorism: Safety vs Freedom

- “The danger that darkened the United States of America and the civilized world on September 11, did not pass with the atrocities committed that day”. (Ashcroft, 2003) The terrors of 9/11 caused increased security that comes at a cost that many feel is an invasion of their charter rights. The idea of racial profiling is not new, but many feel worse than ever in today’s anti-Muslim society. This habit of losing civil liberties in the wake of terror is to some an unnecessary change that is unallowable, but leaves many wondering if we should sacrifice our freedom for safety....   [tags: American Security vs Individual Rights]

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The Valley of Elah

- In The Valley of Elah is undoubtedly one of the most realistic depictions of a modern soldiers experience during the war in Iraq. This film exposes the challenges that many soldiers face upon returning home from duty. In the Valley of Elah follows a detective plot as Hank Deerfield tries to find his AWOL son, Mike, who has just returned home from active duty in Iraq. As Hank pieces together the events that lead to his sons death, the viewers see how traumatized the returning soldiers are. This film submerges the viewer in very powerful and gruesome incidents, which is seen through the photographs and cell phone footage that Mike records while in Iraq....   [tags: depictions, modern soldiers, war]

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Thoughts on Jack Finney's Novel Time and Again

- Time and Again A novel by Jack Finney Despite the fact Time and Again is fictional, it makes one wistful, thinking of how incredible it would be to be in Simon Morley’s place. To be able to see the world exactly as if a day had not passed in the time of 1882, to converse, to touch, to just breathe the air of the past – is merely dreaming. Author Jack Finney describes how such a thing would come to pass – travelling back in time – and for a moment or more, I could believe every word. However far-fetched or seemingly plausible the novel was, it was told brilliantly, and the sketches helped one immerse themselves more and more into the tale....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Veterinary Ultrasound Applications

- When someone hears the word “ultrasound”, they probably immediately think babies, pregnancy, and those fuzzy black and white computer screens displaying the picture of a developing fetus. Modern medicine has now gone much further than those often grainy flat images a mother used to see. Three dimensional and even 4-D imaging is possible, and not only in medical facilities, but in veterinary clinics. Only a few universities were using this technology in the 1970 and 1980s, but today, modern advancements and availability allows clinics to depend on this technology for all kinds of cases....   [tags: ultrasound, technology,clinics]

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Description of The Beach

- The waves are crashing. The sun is setting. People are laughing and embracing under the sunset. I feel the sand squish slowly through my toes as I gaily walk down the shoreline of the Outer Banks. My all time favorite place to be is the beach. The weather at the beach is the most quarreling of all places in the world. One minute you are relaxing lazily on the sandy seashore reading a most invigorating book. I sit engrossed and allow the foamy mist from the rampant ocean spray your face lightly as though it was the touch of a feather....   [tags: Personal Narratives, Descriptive, Observation]

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Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge

- Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge Moulin Rouge was Baz Luhrman’s next great success after his polarizing fusion of Shakespearean dialogue and MTV stylisations that was William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. Released in 2001 Moulin Rouge caused considerable controversy amongst its audiences, with critics claiming “you either love it or hate it”....   [tags: Papers]

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Charles Cornwallis

- The Beginning On December 31, 1738, Charles Cornwallis was born the second Earl Cornwallis, since his father, the fifth Baron Cornwallis, had been rewarded as a Viscount and the first Earl Cornwallis. In 1661, Sir Frederick Cornwallis was rewarded a baron try by Charles II for service to the Stuarts. His mother was the niece of Sir Robert Walpole. His uncle became he Archbishop of Canterbury. Cornwallis was educated at Eton and moved in elite social circles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Independent Film Industries Reinforce The Global Construction Of The Hybrid Genre

- Independent Film Industries Reinforce The Global Construction Of The Hybrid Genre Almost every country has its own film industry. Films are being produced across the world, from the low budget gangster films of Britain's "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and Australia's "Chopper" to the French 'art cinema' of "L'aventura" and the German action offering of "Run Lola Run". This is of course to exclude America. Hollywood is the center of the global film industry and it can be considered impossible to gain international superstardom without passing through its coiffured gates....   [tags: Papers]

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A Study of the Changes in River Processes

- A Study of the Changes in River Processes This is a study of the changes in river processes along the long profile of a river. To study this we will use a sample river. The river the study will be based on Loughton Brook, which is a river situated in Epping Forest in Essex and is also a tributary of the river Thames. A journey will be made to the river and measurements will be made at three different sites. The measurements that were taken will be studied so conclusions can be made about the changes to characteristics of a river with distance downstream....   [tags: Papers]

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Review of the Movie, A Hard Day's Night

- "A Hard Day's Night" catches the first flaring of Beatlemania in a manner at once subtle and intelligent. The plot is simple: a day in the life of the Beatles as they try to make it to a performance, burdened by Paul's trouble-making grandfather (Wilfred Brambell); inept reporters, police, and studio moguls; and, of course, hordes of screaming teenage girls. All the while, the Beatles remain as laid back as can be, responding with dry, very British one-liners and shifting easily into melodic musical interludes, such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "All My Lovin'," and "I Wanna Be Your Man." This is the pre-Sergeant Pepper Beatles, and their pleasant, playful enthusiasm mirrors the general innocence...   [tags: Movie Film Hard Day's Night Beatles]

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Controlling Adolescents' Exposure to Violence in Media

- The debate about violence in media, such as video games, has been going on for years now, however, there is no definite answer on what to do about it. Should adolescents be able to differentiate between video game fantasy violence and real life. Is it partially the parents’ fault for not controlling their access to these games. Perhaps there is more to it than just the scientific side of things. Adolescents should be able to differentiate violence in video games from real life and be able to recognize patterns in gender role and age....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Advantage of Black-and-White over Color Photography

- In a world where color photography has become the norm people are often surprised at the power of images produced in black and white. I would like to illustrate that black and white photography is a better art form than color photography and that it is not as difficult to be successful as many assumptions indicate. Black and white film gives an aesthetic, craftsman-like quality that is hard to produce in color; it is not a substitute for color but an abstract way of interpreting the world around us....   [tags: Visual Arts]

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In Depth Review On New Lcd 2007

- We knew it had to happen sooner or later. With the release of the Viewsonic VX2245wm ViewDock ($455) monitor, LCD displays are the latest product category to become "iPod-ified". The 22-inch widescreen display boasts an iPod dock built right into the base offering the promise of a simplified desktop along with its glossy black design. The idea of integrating an iPod dock into a monitor isn't completely without merit, but don't get ahead of yourself imagining what the ViewDock can do. First off, you can't listen to music or movies without using iTunes on your computer....   [tags: Technology Product Review]

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I never sang for my father

- At the beginning and again at the end of "I Never Sang for My Father," we see a grainy snapshot of an old man and a middle-aged man, arms thrown about each other's shoulders, peering uncertainly into the camera as if they're not quite sure what drew them out into the sunshine to pose this day. And we hear Gene Hackman's voice: "Death ends a life. But it does not end a relationship." This film takes that simple fact and uses it to make a poignant and ultimately tragic statement about parents and children, life and death, and all the words that go unspoken....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Runes: Clues to Uncovering the Past

- Runes: Clues to Uncovering the Past The runic alphabet is an ancient Germanic alphabet that was used throughout Northern Europe, Scandinavia, the British Isles, and Iceland from the first century C.E. well into the Middle Ages. This alphabet, used by the Anglo-Saxons and shared with other Germanic peoples, was brought to England at the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions . While runes enjoyed widespread usage among the peoples of the area, there is no concrete agreement as to the origin of this writing system....   [tags: Linguistics]

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Exploration of the Principles of Lighting

- Exploration of the Principles of Lighting In this report I will be explaining the major and minor principles of lighting, the purpose of key, fill, black and background lighting along with the purpose of high and low keylighting. I will also be including detailed diagrams of two scenes from a film I have worked on. The more modern day purposes of lighting are in particular for it to create a sense of realism....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Analog and Digital Recording

- Comparing Analog and Digital Recording In the present time we are always coming up with better electronics, because that is what we expect. So, in the recording industry we have moved from analog to digital recording. Musicians want the best recording gear to give them the fastest, easiest, and best sounding recordings for their music. Digital recording is the newer way of recording music since analog recording, but is it always better. There are obviously definite positives of digital recording or we wouldn’t be using it, but does it fall short to analog recording in some areas....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Chuck Close: Three Major Works

- I don’t really have a favorite artist, but the one artist that I have always had a little interest in is Chuck Close. He is truly a talented artist, whose remarkable career has extended beyond his completed works of art. Chuck Close started painting at the age of six and has never stopped. Growing up, Chuck had a learning disability, and in the 1940s, most educators didn’t know about LD’s or Dyslexia. Most student’s who had Chuck’s trouble reading, spelling, concentrating, or paying attention was often labeled slow or dumb....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Television Language of White Noise

- Television Language of White Noise Television, in our culture, is by far the most dominant medium of communication and stimulation. The fears, the joys, and the horrors of the world are all channeled through television. As seen in the Rodney King police beating videotape, television can incite in a population sheer and utter rage and dark hostility. That same footage; however, can also detract from the very anger it incites. After countless times of viewing the footage, in a never-ending Simulacrum of the same grainy image, the masses became desensitized to its graphic violence....   [tags: Papers]

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The Success of Franklin Roosevelt

- The Success of Franklin Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt was President of the USA during a period encompassed two of the most significant events of recent history- the American Depression and the Second World War. In this essay we will look at the qualities that made FDR such a notable President; we will also examine some of the circumstances surrounding the Presidency to discover if perhaps that also had an impact on perceptions of both the man and his Presidency. We will also be looking at Eleanor Roosevelt, his wife and one of his strongest political assets....   [tags: Papers]

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The Beauty of Nature

- The Beauty of Nature The sunset was not spectacular that day. The vivid ruby and tangerine streaks that so often caressed the blue brow of the sky were sleeping, hidden behind the heavy mists. There are some days when the sunlight seems to dance, to weave and frolic with tongues of fire between the blades of grass. Not on that day. That evening, the yellow light was sickly. It diffused softly through the gray curtains with a shrouded light that just failed to illuminate. High up in the treetops, the leaves swayed, but on the ground, the grass was silent, limp and unmoving....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example]

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Mother’s Comforting Gray Gun

- Mother’s Comforting Gray Gun I lay on my side with one socked foot dangling off the edge of the bed, looking down at Mom on the floor. She lay on a pallet of itchy, green army blankets my dad "borrowed" from his tour in Vietnam. No matter how many times they were washed, the blankets always smelled like smoke and machine oil; I had never seen them used anywhere but the floor. It took a while for my eyes to adjust to the dark, but when they finally focused, I could easily follow along the profile of my mother's distinctive nose....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Buster Keatons The Cameraman

- The Cameraman (Rough Draft) The Cameraman (1928), an MGM Buster Keaton feature, is one of the last truly great feature films of the silent era. From the artistic balance it finds between the simplicity of an all-too-familiar storyline and the complexity of technique and cinematography, to the very-entertaining and captivating performances of its actors, the film that was nearly lost to the annals of motion-picture history is a multi-faceted gem that is joyous to watch. Simplicity is one of the big keys to the success of The Cameraman....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash

- Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash In Snow Crash, a novel by Neal Stephenson, Stephenson examines how expanding technology affects a society. He introduces us to a world where a computer virus is altering people's minds, and where they have no control over themselves. He vividly describes how Hiro, the protagonist, must fight the virus to save the future of the world.      Technology is expanding everyday. Our society has grown and expanded and has become extremely powerful because of new technologies....   [tags: Neal Stephenson Snow Crash Essays]

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Hello? - Original Writing

- Hello. - Original Writing The women slid into the luxurious crumpled white leather sofa and let the tide of cushions envelop her. Bathed in the subtle light she sat, gazing mindlessly into her TV. Inside the spacious living room, the large mirror hung majestically over the ornate stone fireplace and the traditional rug from South Africa was stretched out on the glossy, wooden floor; well positioned ornaments were placed around the room, giving it soul and life. And a soothing snug sound from the grandfather clock floated around the room....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effect of Images

- The Effect of Images They have been around since man has first inhabited the earth. Plato referred to them as magical imitations. The Old Testament warned followers of the faith of their evil nature and cursed anyone who produced them. Some spend hours in thought over their meanings, while others fear their very existence. No matter what you think, it is almost impossible to deny the power that images posses. From their use in advertising to their use in religion, images wield great power over human behavior and emotions....   [tags: Papers]

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Wag The Dog

- Although the movie Wag the Dog is a comedy about a completly fake war, written and produced by a top Hollywood producer and a presidential Mr. Fix-It in order to take the focus off of a presidential sex scandel 11 days before the election, it does have a serious message to impart - Don't believe everything you see on TV. Sure, parents tell their kids that the man on TV isn't really dead, it's all fake, and we all know that movies and sitcoms and dramas aren't real, they're written and acted. But we believe the shows not labelled fiction....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Technology & Film

- Technology & Film Technology has had a huge impact on the world, especially the film industry. It has had a long past and as the technology advances, it becomes more and more realistic. It all began with the first machine patented in the United States that showed animated pictures or movies. It was called the “wheel of life” or “zoopraxiscope” and was patented in 1867 by William Lincoln. Moving drawings or photographs were watched through a slit in the zoopraxiscope. However, modern motion picture making began with the invention of the motion picture camera....   [tags: Film Cinema Movies]

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Robot Lobstrocities

- Robot Lobstrocities “Check this out,” Joseph Ayers, a biology professor at Northeastern University says as he turns on his laptop. The soundtrack from the 1975 film, "Jaws" plays in the background. On the screen is a grainy image of a moving creature lumbering towards a huge pile of bricks, easily maneuvering itself over them. The music reaches its climactic conclusion and a lethal claw dominates the screen. Fortunately it’s not a monster; it’s just a lobster. For Ayers, lobsters are fascinating creatures that has inhabited his life for most of his career....   [tags: Technology Machines Papers]

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Vernon Corea

- Vernon Corea Vernon Corea was one of the world's greatest broadcasters - he was born on the island of Ceylon. The 'Hindu' newspapers placed him among the 'greats' in the world of broadcasting. Vernon was born in Kurana, Katunayke on September 11th, 1927. His father Rev. Ivan Corea was a curate at the St.Phillips Church in Kurana in 1927. The Corea family are descendants of Dominicus Corea who was crowned King of Kotte in the 16th century. Vernon Corea's parents were the late Canon Ivan Corea and Ouida Corea, one time Rural Dean of Colombo of the Church of Sri Lanka and Vicar of St....   [tags: History]

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Citizen Kane

- Citizen Kane Citizen Kane is often called the greatest film ever made. Its use of film techniques often taken for granted nowadays were completely new and had not been done before. Simple things like ceilings on the sets and realistic scenes such as the newsreel, which would not stand out in a modern film, were combined to make a film full of innovative techniques. The director, Orson Welles, developed the use of deep focus to make the flat cinema screen almost become three dimensional, which added a realism that had not been explored before....   [tags: Papers]

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Traffic Analysis

- Steven Soderbergh directs an astounding versatile study of the U.S. war on drugs in his film, Traffic. This is a film, which on the surface, looks like its main theme is the controlling of drug trafficking between the U.S. and Mexico. Indeed this is so but there is also a lot more to the film than just the trafficking of drugs. It is about the corruption of the government, law enforcement, and most importantly the corruption of family. Heartless violence, ambition, greed, hypocrisy, deceit and the ugly results of drug addiction all make their expected appearance in powerful ways....   [tags: Papers]

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- Traffick This saga of the so-called "war" on drugs is a masterwork of superb performance, smart writing--and, most of all, the mark of a director who not only knows what he wants, but also exactly how to make his ambitious vision a glorious reality. Unlike most multicharacter pastiches, such as the ones made by Robert Altman, or Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia, the characters of Traffic's three tales don't constantly crisscross, nor are they all brought together by a big event. Intersections are rare in Traffic, and the junctions that do occur are often fleeting....   [tags: essays papers]

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