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Compare Popes and Swifts Ideas on Reason

- Reason’s Significance One of the most important differences between humans and all other forms of life can be seen in our ability to think and rationalize our decisions and choices as humans. Without reason, we as humans would be no different than a cat or dog. God, in his infinite wisdom, blessed man with the ability to reason, but left it entirely up to us whether or not we choose to use it. Alexander Pope and Jonathon Swift, two prominent writers of the eighteenth century, take two very different approaches when it comes to the importance or insignificance of reason....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Blake Coleridge Swift

- The Symbolism of Christ William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Jonathan Swift were very different writes but are bound by basic Christian beliefs. In their writings there are strong references to Christ and symbolic images of Him. Blake writes "The Lamb" as a symbolic representative of Christ. Coleridge uses many form of religious symbolism in his poem "The Rhime of the Ancient Mariner", but the thing that stands out the most is how the albatross represents Christ. Swift writes in "Gulliver's Travels", of a man named Pedro de Mendez who is a savior to Gulliver....   [tags: essays papers]

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Susan Travers and the French Foreign Legion

- Susan Travers was an inspirational part to world War Two and fought for what she wanted. She supported the army and became the first women in the French Forgeign Legion. She played a large part and effectively assisted the people in war. Susan Travers, who was born in England, was the only woman to join the French Foreign legion. Like a family, she admired the legion and played a key part in the breakout by its troops from Rommel’s siege of the desert fortress of Bir Hakeim in 1942....   [tags: french foreign legion]

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Gandhi's childhood and his travels all over the land

- Mohandas Gandhi Mohandas Gandhi, Whom most people know as Mahatma, meaning "Great Soul,'; is one of the most prevalent images in the minds of those who think about great leaders, in the movement for human rights and non-violence. However, not much is known about his life as a child and his achievements in the early twentieth century. All the staging grounds in Gandhi's stance towards non violence, human rights, and peace took place in the years leading up to the twentieth century and the first decade after....   [tags: Mohandas Gandhi Essays]

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Absolute Time, Relative Space, and the Hole in the Bucket

- At first glance, Isaac Newton’s bucket argument seems invulnerable to scrutiny. I never found the argument to be truly convincing, but like Newton’s supporters and perhaps a few of his critics, I possessed no means of successfully refuting it. In fact, proponents of the bucket argument have been so confident in its fortification that even now, in the 21st century, they continue to cite the bucket as undeniable evidence of absolute motion and, therefore, absolute space. One such supporter is Robin Le Poidevin, who revisits the bucket argument in Travels in Four Dimensions to defend the experiment against further scrutiny....   [tags: travels in fourt dimension, Isaac Newton]

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Stamps Retell Favorite Stories for Children

- Stamps retell favorite stories for children Many 2010 stamps may bring back childhood memories of reading and of being read to. Most of these stamps are part of the annual Europa series, which in 2010 features the common theme of children’s books. An exception is the Israeli souvenir sheet issued April 14 to commemorate the world stamp exhibition in London. The three stamps in the sheet reproduce illustrations from three children’s classics by British writers: Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, J.B....   [tags: Stamps]

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Satire: Enlightened Wit in the Age of Reason

- Mad Magazine, The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live. In our society, satire is among the most prevalent of comedic forms. This was not always true, for before the 18th century, satire was not a fully developed form. Satire, however, rose out of necessity; writers and artists needed a way to ambiguously criticize their governments, their churches, and their aristocrats. By the 18th century, satire was hugely popular. Satire as an art form has its roots in the classics, especially in the Roman Horace's Satires....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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Factors that Affect the Gravitational Potential Energy of a Trolley When It Travels Down a Ramp

- Factors that Affect the Gravitational Potential Energy of a Trolley When It Travels Down a Ramp In this investigation, I will be investigating what factors affect the gravitational potential energy of a trolley when it travels down a ramp. GPE = mgh Gravitational Energy = mass x gravity x height The formulae above shows that three things affect gravitational potential energy: mass, gravity and height. If the mass is increased then the GPE will increase. If the mass is decreased then the GPE will decrease....   [tags: Papers]

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Innovations Needed for Deep Space Exploration

- It is within man’s blood and nature to explore, and space is our next New World. Man’s first achievement in space travel was the launch of the Sputnik on October 4, 1957. For the next decades, space travel was roaring like a rocket, fueled by man’s desire to explore, man’s desire for knowledge, and man’s desire to beat his enemies. However, these impulses have died out as the well of government funding has been diverted to wars and debts, and the interest of the American people has been diverted to wars and debts....   [tags: space travels, nasa, atomic clock, satellites]

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Travel Through the Eyes of College Students

- People have many different views about what traveling means to them and their rationale behind their travels. I set out to discover how these views about traveling and rationale differed between college age adults. I decided to research this topic because I am interested in how those in similar circumstances to mine, such as age and schooling, have differing mindsets when it comes to travel. I wondered what reasons college students have for traveling and what their perceptions of the definition of travel were....   [tags: Travel ]

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Utopian Dysfunction

- Houyhnhnm’s Land is a society unique to Gulliver’s adventures because he encounters not only horses reigning over society, but also that these supreme animals think more rationally and intellectually than the Yahoos and even Gulliver himself. Gulliver’s stay in Houyhnhnm’s Land represents the “perfect”, but emotionless and detached conventions of utopia. According to Dr. Joyce Hertzler’s The History of Utopian Thought, utopians hold a false view of society so that when developing their “perfect” social order they think nothing of “…over-riding natural affections and balking natural desires and impulses” (304)....   [tags: Speculative Society, Mind]

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A Pastry Chef Who Travels The World

- The word hospitality means “generous and friendly treatment of visitors and guests; the activity of providing food, drinks, etc. for people who are guests of customers of an organization” (Merriam-Webster). The word tourism is “the activity of traveling to a place for pleasure; the business of providing hotels, restaurants, entertainment, etc. for people who are traveling” (Merriam-Webster). Together, those words define an enormous international career field that will always exist as long as people are hungry, want to have fun or go to other places....   [tags: hospitality, tourism industry , baking]

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Bio of Jonathan Swift

- Bio of Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin on November 30, 1667. His father had died before his birth, and soon after he was born, his mother returned to Leicestershire. He was left in the care of his three uncles, particularly his Uncle Godwin. It is believed that this situation, along with his unstable homelife, led to a sense of insecurity and abandonment that he carried with him for the rest of his life. At age 6, he was sent to the best school in Ireland, the Kilkenny School....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Enlightenment: An Incredible Change

- The Enlightenment is known as the age of reasons because of its gradual changes or transitions from traditional to modern societies. It was a big change from faith or religion towards science and the intellectual reasoning. Also, many societies or people changed their styles of living and beliefs such as they went from rural to urban, agriculture to commerce, believe to reason, religion to science, and so on. During the Neo-Classical era, many world famous writers such as Jean-Baptiste Poquelin known by Moliere, Jonathan Swift, and Francois-Marie Arouet know by Voltaire wrote some incredible stories, poems, plays and articles about the age of reason....   [tags: Social Studies]

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Security Summary and Travel Recommendation:

- The Nigerian city of Lagos has a high threat of crime. Limited manpower, a lack of vehicles and widespread corruption have crippled local law enforcement. As a result, travel in Lagos requires vigilance and diligent consideration of security measures. As it is a large urban area, travelers should take the same precautions they would in any other major metropolitan area. In addition, adhere to the following risk mitigation strategies to be able to safely conduct business. Rely on transportation provided by local contacts....   [tags: Travel Security]

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Satire in the Eighteenth Century

- Satire in the Eighteenth Century       New ideas, original thoughts, and fresh interpretations characterized the spirit of the eighteenth century. Science was flourishing, and therefore it brought new discoveries that challenged the traditional dominating force of religion.  Influential figures of the age, such as Voltaire, Jonathan Swift, and William Hogarth, strove to assure human betterment and advance human thinking through truth and humorous criticism.  They employed the use of satire in order to accomplish their common goal....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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Air Travel Industry Q&A

- 1. Consider the air travel industry’s microenvironment. Using Figure 3.1, indentify the main companies and other organisations forming the microenvironment. Microenvironment is the factors that impact to organisation ability to serve its customers. In air travel industry, microenvironment can be say that is • Suppliers: Transport industry need vehicle to serve its customers, thus Boeing and Airbus, aerospace company, are main suppliers of air transport. Moreover, serving meal is one of its services that provided almost every flight....   [tags: Air Travel]

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Utopia

- Behold, after above six Months Warning, I cannot learn that my Book hath produced one single Effect according to mine Intentions: ... And, it must be owned that seven Months were a sufficient Time to correct every Vice and Folly to which Yahoos are subject, if their Natures had been capable of the least Disposition to Virtue or Wisdom: (Letter;3) That he had good Reasons to think you were a Big-Endian in your heart; and as Treason begins in the Heart, before it appears in Overt-Acts, so he accused you as a Traytor on that Account, and therefore insisted you should be put to death....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ahmad Ibn Fadlan Travels around the World

- This book is a very important primary source for historians because it contains the only primary source concerning the Vikings before they converted to Islam, and many other accounts of important information including Viking raids. The book shows how the Eastern Vikings lived and how the Muslim world interacted with them. It also gives insight into the state of Islam in the tenth through twelfth century. Almost all of the information is this book is relevant to historians and the eye witness accounts are very useful concerning the people and places in this time period....   [tags: Vikings, primary source for historians]

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Swift

- Swift was a neoclassical writer who wrote to enlighten people. He wanted people to look at the world that exits beyond them selves and discover virtue. Through his work Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift demonstrates to the reader the importance of virtue. I this story the main character am Gulliver; a world traveler who takes a journey to different lands. Each place that Gulliver lands has different ideals that are the foundation of their society. Their views on life are completely new to Gulliver....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tis': A Memoir Frank McCourt

- Tis': A Memoir Frank McCourt Tis' by the Irish born author, Frank McCourt retells his life as a young immigrant making his way in New York City. He wants to succeed in the land of opportunities however, he is dashed by the reality that an Irishman who has rotten teeth, bad eyes, and no high school diploma has no real chance. He finds himself in the lowest of jobs, scrubbing the lobby of a swanky hotel. I am going to discuss the mental effect poverty has on McCourt in Tis. The American way of life make Frank feel like an outsider....   [tags: English Literature]

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Analysis of Thomas More's Utopia

- Analysis of Thomas More's Utopia The historical Thomas More, the author of Utopia, was an extraordinarily complicated man who tied up all the threads of his life in his heroic death. The Utopia is the sort of complicated book that we should expect from so complicated a man. It is heavy with irony, but then irony was the experience of life in the Sixteenth Century. Everywhere--in church, government, society, and even scholarship--profession and practice stood separated by an abyss. The great difficulty of irony is that we cannot always be sure when the ironic writer or speaker is being serious and when he is being comical....   [tags: Thomas More Utopia Literature Essays]

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The Positive Impact of Teen Travel Abroad

- There is an abundance of cultures and lessons that teens can learn about as they travel the world. Many teenagers, however do not realize or take advantage of travel opportunities provided for them and the influence travel can have on their lives. There are many programs out there that give all teens the chance to travel and experience the world firsthand regardless of a family’s income. These travels will influence the growing mind by helping them to understand other cultures without the distant feeling that these places do not concern them....   [tags: travel opportunities, teenagers]

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Is Time Travel Possible?

- Back to the Future, Doctor Who, Star Gate, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Terminator, The Time Machine, and so on so forth. These movies and TV shows have one thing and common witch as your can guess is time travel. But if you look at each single one separate not one time travel is the same from the other. Before we begin we shall learn what time travel is. Time travel is when one person, matter, or object moves in a three dimensional direction in time. The three dimensions are length, width and height but for this explanation we can also put it as forward and backward, left and right, and up and down....   [tags: Time Travel, Speed of Light, Films]

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Irony in Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal

- Rhetorical strategies are techniques, which are used to make one’s writings more effective. The choice of rhetoric strategy depends on the type of subject being discussed. The effectiveness of appropriate strategy is directly related to the mood, which is to be created and maintained. For example if someone is criticizing the government, the tome is usually kept serious and Irony and satire are widely used in such writings. On the other hand while describing the recent developments in genetic engineering, the tone would be objective and humor or satire would be ineffective here....   [tags: Rhetorical Strategy and Techniques]

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The Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon and A Tale of Two Campuses by David Lodge

- This paper examines the language of prose concerning the use of humour. In order to do this, I will compare The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon and Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses by David Lodge. In my paper I examined the question how the authors use their senses of humour to make their novels more enjoyable. Furthermore, I will highlight the fact that the books published in different ages express the humour in very different ways. I would like to prove the fact that language is the tool of the author through which they can make us smile and laugh....   [tags: fiction, similarities, differences]

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William Golding’s Lord of the Flies: A Laboratory Demonstration of Human Behaviour Sans the Restraints of Civilization”

- Nobel Laureate Sir William Golding’s Lord of the Flies(1953) has become a compulsory stop on the route of any surveyor of the English novel published in the second half of the twentieth century. During an atomic war, an aeroplane carrying a group of young English school boys is shot down and the party is marooned on an island in the Pacific. The boys, with no elders around, initially try to organize themselves by laying down rules and calling assemblies by means of a conch. Their leader at this stage is Ralph, symbolizing the good, helped by an obese, asthmatic Piggy, symbolizing practical commonsense....   [tags: human behavior research]

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Sci Fi (Science Fiction) and Fantasy

- ... Many ancient beliefs from different cultures featured fantastic creatures and places and people with incredible magical powers. Gulliver’s Travels, written in 1726 by Jonathan Swift is considered one of the first true Science Fantasy novels. It is a tale about a man encountering all sorts of strange and seemingly otherworldly things during his trips. In the early nineteenth century Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published, a book featuring a ‘mad scientist’ and his experiment gone wrong. This would later become a classic plot line used in many science fiction films....   [tags: creative, future, reader, viewer]

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Fahrenheit 451 and A Clockwork Orange: Does Modern Literature Stay Modern?

- Throughout literary history, from Chaucer to Chekov, Shakespeare to Steinbeck, T.S. Eliot to E.L. James, the work of an author is commonly pinpointed to the society and time that he lives in, whether this is the war poetry of Sigmund Sassoon or Edward Thomas written at a time when England was considering what it meant to be in combat, or perhaps the novelists of the 1920s such as Fitzgerald, who engaged an audience languishing in liquor, jazz and motorcars by engaging them in what was so rapidly developing and relatable to them....   [tags: ]

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Using Satire in A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift

- “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift, is an essay that uses satire. Merriam-Webster defines satire as: a way of using humor to show that someone or something is foolish, weak, bad, etc.: humor that shows the weaknesses or bad qualities of a person, government, society, etc. “Satire may make the reader laugh at, or feel disgust for, the person or thing satirized. Impishly or sardonically, it criticizes someone or something, using wit and clever wording—and sometimes makes outrageous assertions or claims” (Cummings, 2012)....   [tags: poverty, catholics, children]

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Rhetorical Analysis of a Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

- A Modest Proposal is a satirical essay written by Jonathan Swift in order to prevent the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden to their parents or the country, and make them beneficial to the public; yet in actuality suggest methods to help the impoverished Irish. In the essay, Swift takes on a droll tone in order to convey outrageous solutions allowing him to state his real solutions to people of England. The dilemma Swift addresses is the way the Irish are being oppressed by the English....   [tags: children, hunger, poverty, irish]

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Jonathan Swift's Influence on the Age of Reason

- Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels, opened the door for satire. He was one of the most well known satirist of The Age of Reason, which gained him much respect as a writer. Swift’s works and lifestyle reflect the Humanities of The Age of Reason, thus giving the reader a glimpse of the common man’s life during this time. In order to understand the life of Jonathan Swift, one must explore his works and The Age of Reason. The Age of Reason was a new beginning for many man kind during the eighteenth century, therefore opening the door for people to pursue happiness and liberty....   [tags: Age of Reason, Jonathan Swift, satire, ]

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The Life and Times of Sir Isaac Newton

- Sir Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 (based on the Gregorian calendar) in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. Growing up, he was never really close to his parents because his biological father died three months before he was born. Then, his mother remarried and left him to be raised by his grandparents. It was not until 1661, when Newton started studying at Cambridge University, that Newton took an interest in math and science. Then, in 1665, Newton was forced to go home because of an epidemic outbreak....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Essays]

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Analysis of Jonathan Swift´s A Modest Proposal

- ... “…exactly at one Year old […] who instead of wanting Food and Raiment for the rest of their Lives; they shall, on the contrary, contribute to the Feeding, and partly to the Cloathing, of many thousands.” At first the audience doesn’t quite understand what is said until they read it again, and again, and again till realization hits them. He suggested, not only dining on younglings, but wearing them also. Swift, the crazy mastermind, used a tactic that not only seemed completely obscured, but blew the minds of many and definitely earned their attention....   [tags: Poverty, Ireland]

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The Unrecognizable Role in a Family

- It is extraordinary to see how much the world has prospered through the ages. History means the period of time after writing was invented. It is seen through many of history’s works such as Romeo and Juliet, the everlasting story of love, and even through the eighteenth century’s SNL in Gulliver’s Travels. These classics define the meaning of history, but one novel that is easily forgotten with many others is The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. In his novel Steinbeck establishes himself as a true futuristic thinker....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

- It was the size of an eagle. Its eyes were not like ordinary birds, ferocious and darting about with suspicion. No, its eyes had a sense of humility over them with a gentleness that only eyes full of wisdom can have. The beak was long, narrow, smooth, and bathed in a burnt orange tint. The feet took a similar shade, but were riddled with crevices, cracks and chinks in the dry skin from which razor like talons protruded. It had a plumage full of brilliant hues of crimson with glints of purple and gold dispersed throughout....   [tags: Symbolism of a Phoenix]

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Jonathan Swift: The Great Satirist

- Jonathan Swift is known as one the greatest satirists in literature. His experience in religion, politics and science allow his works to be considered genius in the world of writing. Swift’s writing laid the foundation for several satirical successors. Swift was born in 1667 in Dublin, Ireland. His father had passed away “right before [he] was born” (Draper 3531). He was left “in the care of relatives” for the first three years of his life, while his mother returned to England to take care of business (Cody)....   [tags: Jonathan Swift]

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Analysis of A Modest Proposal

- Jonathan Swift, the writer of the satirical essay A Modest Proposal, grew up and lived in Ireland during times of famine and economic struggles (Conditions). Growing up with a single mother and no father, Swift knew what hard times and struggles were like (Jonathan Swift: Biography). His essay proposes an easy solution to the economic problems going on in Ireland for both the wealthy ruling classes and the poorer classes, although his intentions and the meaning behind his words are not what would be originally thought when initially reading the essay....   [tags: Jonathan Swift]

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Outgoing Travel Organization Business Plan

- Outgoing travel is an organisation based on the idea of fun and freedom. If you are part of a society, club, international society or just a group of friends, they make it easy to organise life changing trips to destinations and events throughout the UK & Europe. They organise day trips, weekend breaks, events and festivals and many other exciting ventures for anyone with a sense of excitement and fun. Where is the company located. The address of a local outgoing travel organisation is located below: 25 Brunswick Rd Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 4QB Tel: 0161 610 2000 The company’s main objectives....   [tags: business plan, travel,]

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Jonathan Swift

- Jonathan Swift In an age of where rationality and morals were held to the accepted values, Jonathan Swift stood out as a champion of humanism. All his life he attacked pretense and begged people to see that life is not always what it seems when you look harder and think deeper. In addition, Swift was one of the most powerful writers of his time; able to rally people and nations around the caustic and moral views expressed in his works. His political writings for the Tories exposed the corruptions of government and paved the way for his acclaimed satires....   [tags: Papers]

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Apt Pupil, Daily Show, Perfect Storm, and How to Make an American Quilt

- Apt Pupil, Daily Show, Perfect Storm, and How to Make an American Quilt - How Will These Help My Writing. Apt Pupil Psychological thriller Lack of a conclusion Not enough character development Plot didn't develop Daily Show Appeals to a specific audience Comedy and satire of the news and current events Sensationalism Perfect Storm Use of imagery Believable dialogue Suspenseful situations Believable reactions How to Make an American Quilt Complete characterization Plots independent of each but make an interdependent story Believable events and reactions The four works; Apt Pupil, Daily Show, Perfect Storm, and How to Make an American Quilt are all very respectable in their individu...   [tags: The Daily Show Perfect Storm]

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Comparing the Social Criticism of Voltaire's Candide and Samuel Johnson's Rasselas

- Comparing the Social Criticism of Voltaire's Candide and Samuel Johnson's Rasselas       Samuel Johnson and Voltaire were both writers of enormous social conscience in the eighteenth century. It is not surprising then to discover that both men wrote short tales dealing primarily with criticism of the human condition. Ironically, these books were written and published within weeks of each other in 1759 (Enright 16). Johnson's Rasselas and Voltaire's Candide are strikingly similar in their use of the episodic and romantic picaresque motifs....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Quest for Inner Beauty in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- The Quest for Inner Beauty in Jane Erye       The beauty of a woman is usually classified into two categories: superficial, or physical, beauty and inner, or intellectual, beauty. In the Charlotte Bronte's Jane Erye, the protagonist rejects her own physical beauty in favor of her intelligence and morality. This choice allows her to win the hand of the man she desires. Jane values her knowledge and thinking before any of her physical appearances because of her desire as a child to read, the lessons she is taught and the reinforcements of the idea appearing in her adulthood....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights - A Truly Romantic Novel

- Wuthering Heights - A Truly Romantic Novel   Wuthering Heights embodies the idea of a classical Romantic novel.   Written at a time when the novel was just becoming a popular form of entertainment/writing Wuthering Heights employs many of the typical elements of the Romantic writers.  There are elements of innovative experimentation in subject, form, and style, a mixing of genre's, use of powerful emotions, and several traits that could also classify Wuthering Heights as a "Dark" Romantic piece.  The "Dark" Romanticism is revealed within the strange/ non-normative story, super-natural elements, and the Gothic setting....   [tags: Wuthering Heights Essays]

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Brains before Beauty in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Brains before Beauty in  Jane Erye   Beauty is generally classified into two main categories: physical and mental. In the Charlotte Bronte's Jane Erye, the protagonist rejects by choice and submission, her own physical beauty in favor of her mental intelligence and humility, and her choice becomes her greatest benefit by allowing her to win the hand of the man of her desires, a man who has the values Jane herself believes in. She values her knowledge and thinking before any of her physical appearances because of her desire as a child to read, the lessons she is taught and the reinforcements of the idea appearing in her adulthood....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Shocking the Sensibilities in A Modest Proposal

- Shocking the Sensibilities in A Modest Proposal Two Works Cited Three years after Gulliver's Travels was published, Jonathan Swift wrote "A Modest Proposal," a work grounded in thoughtful satire. Swift describes the destitution that characterized the life of Ireland's poor in the 18th century then renders a brazenly inhumane solution to their problems. He shocks the sensibilities of the readers then leads them to consider the inhumanity of the destitution in the first place....   [tags: Swift Modest Proposal Essays]

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Defoe, Richardson, Fielding and the English Novel

- Defoe, Richardson, Fielding and the English Novel        The roots of the novel extend as far back as the beginning of communication and language because the novel is a compilation of various elements that have evolved over the centuries.  The birth of the English novel, however, can be centered on the work of three writers of the 18th century: Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) and Henry Fielding (1707-1754).  Various critics have deemed both Defoe and Richardson the father of the English novel, and Fielding is never discussed without comparison to Richardson.  The choice of these three authors is not arbitrary; it is based on central elements of the novel that these...   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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The Changing Role of Science Fiction

-    Science fiction means a lot of things to a lot of different people, thus a variety of definitions have arisen to allow for this. Perhaps the most simple of these can be found in the The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which states that science fiction is "fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals" (652). Most of academia, however, prefers an extended version from Darko Suvin, who says SF is: A literary genre whose necessary and sufficient conditions are the presence and interaction of estrangement and cognition, and whose main formal device is an imaginative framework alternative to the author's empirical environmen...   [tags: Science Fiction Essays]

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Exploring the Ways Jonathan Swift Satirises England of the 1720's

- Exploring the Ways Jonathan Swift Satirises England of the 1720's In this essay, I will be considering some of the ways Jonathan Swift satirises the English society. I will be focusing on the effect of his book 'Gullivers Travels' both when it was written and on a modern day audience. Gullivers Travels was published in 1726. Jonathan Swift caused a huge riot because of the way he wrote the book. Satire is making a mockery of people or a group of people in a sarcastic way. Satire uses a variety of techniques used in satire, including a lot of toilet humour....   [tags: Papers]

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Aesop’s Fables

- Aesop’s fables were written around 300 BCE, and originated from Greece (“Aesop par. 6). Although most of the fables are about animals, they display the characteristics of humans. Fables are usually short and easy to comprehend, and all fables have their own morals, however; some fables have more than one. Aesop’s fables may seem childish and pointless, but they were written to point out the flaws and strengths of human beings. Most fables have a central problem that the main character must solve, and have been very important to society as a whole....   [tags: greeks, aesop]

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The Science behind Human Space Travel over Time

- With our never ending discovery of the universe, and the galaxies and planets within it, humans have had the urge to explore other worlds. The purpose of this exploration is to find planets similar to Earth, answering the question: Are we alone in the universe. In this essay, I will be comparing the space travel of today to space travel of the future and the science behind how these forms of travel work and how one form is more effective than the other. I will also be stating the pros and cons of each form of space travel....   [tags: space, travel, future, shuttle, wrap, drive]

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Science and morality

- Progression is a natural occurrence in human life as well as society. Natural curiosity, coupled with a desire for self improvement, has propelled mankind into the age of science and technology. As society progresses, so, too, does human life continue to advance and improve. Medical advances have allowed humans to overcome disease and illness, and ultimately prolog human life. For example, the success of stem cell research has granted doctors the resources to replace damaged cells and begin to repair severe injuries....   [tags: Scientific Research]

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Contrasting Neo-Classic and Pre-Romantic Literature

- Contrasting Neo-Classic and Pre-Romantic Literature Neo-classicist writers placed great emphasis on taking a practical approach to life and their writing, focusing often on logic, science, and technology, and preferring not to employ frivolous embellishments or reflect on the abstract. They wanted unadorned fact whereas the romantics favored a more creatively inclined form of expression (Anderson et al. 1). Before the romantics began, however, pre-romanticism edged in slowly, acting as the bridge between an era of unpolluted logic and another defined by emotion....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Genetic Engineering in Agriculture

- Genetic Engineering in Agriculture "Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before would deserve better of Mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together." -The King of Brobdingnag, Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, 17271 Introduction Genetically engineered foods are the rage of the day for farmers across the world. Farmers are able to grow larger, tastier, more colorful foods that are more readily available and attractive to consumers....   [tags: Farming Genes Science Essays]

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Eulogy for Son

- Eulogy for Son Today, the most difficult day in my family’s life, we gather to say farewell to our son, brother, fiancé and friend.  To those of you here and elsewhere who know Dylan you already are aware of the type of person he was and these words you will hear are already in your memory.  To those who were not as fortunate, these words will give you a sense of the type of man he was and as an ideal for which we should strive. My son has been often described as a gentle soul.  He was pure of heart and had great sensitivity for the world around him.  He had a way with people that made them feel comfortable around him and infected others to gravitate toward him.  Dylan exuded kindness and...   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Analysis of Hazlitt's Article on Travel

- Analysis of Hazlitt's Article on Travel Hazlitt's article on travel advocates the benefits of solo travel within one's own country. His affection for travel is strong. He calls going on a journey "one of the pleasantest things in the world". Hazlitt stresses that solitude while on a journey is a must, saying "nature is company enough for me", and "I am never less alone than when alone". Hazlitt insists that sharing in the experience of nature with a companion takes away from the sensory experience of it....   [tags: Literary Analysis Travel Essays Papers]

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Hart's Theory

- Hart's Theory When Hart began forming his legal theory a dominant view in legal theory literature was that law is best understood as the command of a sovereign to its subjects. The 'command' theory most actively propounded by, and identified with Austin, explained law as a matter of commands by a sovereign who is habitually obeyed by others, but who does not habitually obey others. There are regular patterns of obedience to these commands, and legal obligations exist insofar as the failure to obey is regularly followed by the application of sanctions....   [tags: Papers]

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Genius and Madness in Christopher Smart’s My Cat Jeoffry

- Genius and Madness in Christopher Smart’s My Cat Jeoffry A series of verses commencing with the word “for”, Christopher Smart’s “My Cat Jeoffry” is surprisingly modernistic and intriguing. Written while Smart was confined in a mental asylum for incessant praying, the aphoristic poem praises the cat Jeoffry, a faithful servant to God. Unrestricted by rigid poetic structures, “My Cat Jeoffry” is nevertheless organized and coherent, ablaze with a current of religious fervour. It is impossible to know if the poem was inspired by genius or by madness, but it is infused with sanity and truth....   [tags: My Cat Jeoffry]

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Revenge and Release in High School Lexicography

- Revenge and Release in High School Lexicography Eighteenth Century British literature can be a hard sell for high school students: excepting Gulliver’s Travels, it seems they would rather chew through the ossified gum underneath their desks than the period’s personal essays and heroic couplets. Given their general reaction to the century, studying Dr. Johnson’s lexicography would not seem a sure-fire plan for pedagogical fireworks. Nevertheless, it was; I had underestimated the emotional potential of high school lexicography....   [tags: Education Teaching Lexicography Essays]

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A GROSS FORM OF DELIGHTFUL SATIRE

- A GROSS FORM OF DELIGHTFUL SATIRE "The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes." -Jonathan Swift "We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love on another." -Jonathan Swift Like all true satirists, Swift was predominantly a moralist, one who chastises the vices and follies of humankind in the name of virtue and common sense. Throughout his writing, Swift constantly raised the question of whether the achievements of civilization-its advancing technology, its institutions, its refinement of manners-cannot be seen as complex forms of barbarism....   [tags: essays papers]

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Satire

- Country vs. Court There are many different ways to reveal one's perception of society. In art for instance, the reflection may be revealed in the form of a sculpture, a song or a picture. Satire is one the ways that the reaction or perception of life is expressed. People look at life from different stand points, as matter of fact, they naturally perceive it in numerous ways. As a result of the variety in perception, the way of revealing the effects or reflections of these perceptions also shows variety....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Swift

- Swift wrote plain perfection of prose. Comment. Many critics like William Deans Howells; T.S. Eliot etc. have called Jonathan Swift the greatest writer of prose like T.S. Eliot says that “Swift, the greatest writer of English prose, and the greatest man who has ever written great English prose.” But there are reasons for this greatness. One of the main reasons is that Swift wrote in a very plain and downright style. He didn’t use any embellishments. At times, when Swift was writing serious stuff this same plain style appears dry but when writing humorously, this same plainness gives his wit a singular edge....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Significant Developments in the Regulation of Air Travel

- In December 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilber Wright were successfully in their attempt to fly a heavier that air contraption. This event was labeled in history as the “birth of aviation”. The flight occurred in a field which did not have a paved runway and only enough room to take off and land. Additionally, they had no lights or terminal. More importantly they had no regulatory governing body to oversee operations (Young & Wells, 2011). There are various events through history of Air Transportation which have led to the advent and development of the aviation oversight program in the United States....   [tags: Air Travel]

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History of Prague: Travel and Tourism Guide of Prague

- History of Prague Although historians aren't certain exactly when Prague was founded, the city as we know it today is speculated to have begun in the 8th century AD, founded by the Czech dutchess Libusa and her husband, Premysl. By 800 AD, construction of a main fort around Prague had been completed, and by 885, the first stones of Prague castle were laid down. This area later became the seat of Czech government, hosting dukes and kings alike. The city was also an important trade center, with merchants from all of Europe settling inside its walls....   [tags: travel and turism]

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The Role of Travel

- Travel is an effective way to experience other nations and their cultures. Open minded traveling allows people to immerse themselves in the culture of foreign nations. But, there are some forms of travel that revolve around a different mindset, a mindset in which the goal is to impose your culture on another’s culture. Examples of this negative imperialist type of travel are the travels of exploration done by Christopher Columbus’ in the Americas and, American soldiers in Vietnam, depicted in Francis Coopla’s film “The Apocalypse Now: Redux.” The negative effects of other forms of travel include the travels of migration to London by Caribbean’s in Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners....   [tags: Traveling Sociology]

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The Decline in the Need for Travel Agencies

- ... Commission and small profit margins area are large reasons why the market for travel agencies is so competitive. To eliminate the competition travel agencies have been merging and acquiring smaller companies to demand a share of the market place. Agreeing to maintain each other’s branding Thomas Cook and Co-operative Travel will split 1,204 stores. Thomas Cook will have 70% and Co-Operative Travel will own 30% percent of joint subsidiary company. Annual savings of 35 million Euros or 47 million US Dollars make this a cost-saving opportunity for both companies....   [tags: internet, tourism, deals]

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The Evolution of the Air Travel in the USA

- Introduction Following the birth of flights in 1903, air travel has been known to be a crucial means of transport for people and goods; people have been able to transport goods and products from one place to the other with ease, hence saving time. However, with a hundred plus years after the discovery of the first aeroplane, there have been significant uprisings in the way individuals travel. The airlines commercial has been a major industry which has been relied up by millions people based on the associated benefits of its services; many have been able to earn from the business and shaping their way of living....   [tags: history, commercial flights]

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The Truth of Time Travel

- Although the science fiction of time travel can easily be analyzed in “The Time Machine,” the story line itself is of great importance. It can be compared to the human race as a whole, and how we view people in the modern day. Of course this is clearly seen in the novel, after the Time Traveler experiments with his machine, where he travels through time itself. During the Time Travelers first use of his machine, he travels to the year 802,701 A.D. On this journey, he discovers a society of people who he calls Eloi....   [tags: Science Ficiton]

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The Quality Query of Time Travel

- Since the beginning of time itself, man has been dreaming of time travel. The current model of physics shows no obvious doubts towards the possibility of time travel, which leaves many questions (“Quantum Time Travel”). If the quarrel for time travel holds any truth, how will man manifest the means of going about it. Before the theories set forth by the men and women in the scientific community can be understood, one must have at least a general knowledge of the basics behind quantum mechanics, as well as the estimable; Einstein’s, theory of space-time....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Time Travel and it´s Theories

- Time travel has always been an ambitious dream in science fiction. Writers such as H.G Wells not only kept their readers mesmerized by great novels such as “The time machine” but also introduced the idea of time travel in the imagination of their readers. Today time travel is not regarded as strictly science fiction. Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity permits a unique kind of time dilation that would ordinarily be called time travel. The theory states that, relative to a stationary observer, time appears to pass more slowly for fast-moving bodies....   [tags: Thomas J. Weiler, Chiu Man Ho, Albert Einstein]

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Is it Possible to Travel at the Speed of Light?

- Ever since 1966, when the first episode of Star Trek aired, there has been a question lingering in the mind of humans; fans, children, and scientists alike. To some, it is just wishful fantasizing, but to others, it is a goal to pursue and an idea that may not be so far-fetched -- Is it possible for humans to travel at the speed of light. If so, why should humans attempt this and will they. If not, what are some of the limitations of travel at the speed of light and are researchers trying to resolve them....   [tags: light speed, star trek, star wars]

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Satire

- “Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own” (Swift). Such beholders, as Jonathan Swift astutely emphasizes, are intended, through guidance of satiric narrative, to recognize social or political plights. In some satires, as in Swift’s own A Modest Proposal, the use of absurd, blatant exaggeration is intended to capture an indolent audience’s attention regarding the social state of the poor. Yet even in such a direct satire, there exists another layer of meaning....   [tags: Analysis, Jonathan Swift]

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Time Travel: The Theory of Relativity

- Those wishing to preserve the possibility of time travel must discard any hope of traveling to the past, which we will henceforth refer to as “past-travel,” due to the paradoxical problems involved in the journey. Of the many paradoxes that plague theories of past-travel, the double occupation paradox proves most severe, not only due to its underlying physics violations, but also the fact that those who argue against the paradox have failed to acknowledge its severity. The paradox holds that a time machine cannot past-travel because it would collide with its past self, as no two things can inhabit the same place at the same time....   [tags: Einstein, paradox]

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The Beginnings of Commercial Air Travel

- The First Commercial Flight “The first commercial flight in the United States occurred in Florida on Jan. 1, 1914, when Tony Jannus flew A. C. Pheil the 21 miles across the bay from St. Petersburg to Tampa in a two-seat Benoist at an altitude of 15 feet” (McDowell, 1995). It was no doubt an amazing breakthrough in the way that travel would be conducted from that very moment on. From 1783 when Jean Pilâtre de Rozier ascended about 500ft in a balloon and traveled approximately 5 ½ miles in 20 minutes (infoplease.com) to the dawn of the St....   [tags: Technology, American History]

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Travel Motivation and Tourist Typologies

- Numerous attempts to understand the complex inner works of human behaviour and motivation have been sought amongst researchers in the tourism field for many years. After all, motivation is ‘the trigger that sets off all events in travel’ (Parrinello, 1993 cited in Sharpley, 1994), thus making it the most indispensable subject in tourism studies. Hence, it is the aim of this paper to critically examine the different theories on travel motivations and tourism behaviour typologies and discuss their usefulness for practitioners involved in marketing and planning tourism....   [tags: Human Behavior, Consumer Behaviour]

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The Future of Space Travel

- An Astronomy Conversation: The Future of Space Travel An Astronomy topic that has always been intriguing is space travel. The ability to rocket into space, look down on Earth, and “…explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before” (IMDB) is an adventure that people dream of experiencing. On July 20, 1969, an estimated six million people watched Neil Armstrong become the first man to walk on the Moon (Nixon Library). Presently, people are paying Virgin Galactic $250,000 to reserve a seat on a spaceship that is expected to tour suborbital space in the near future (Virgin Galactic)....   [tags: armstrong, moon, mars, food, fuel]

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The Future Of Civilan Space Travel

- Space is a frontier that mankind has sought to concur for many years, but up until now if the average person entertained the idea of venturing into space within their lifetime they would not have been taken seriously by most, if not all, reasonable people. However, within the last few months several events have taken place that may lead that reasonable person to rethink his position on the matter of, privately funded civilian space travel. All this is now possible because a few people who shared a common goal gathered together and decided to further their cause for the benefit of all mankind....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]

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Analysis Pact for a Travel Website

- ANALYSIS Pact for travel website Our approach to design is an important part of the site interactive e-tourism , is that they focus on the user as possible. Benyon et al (2005) recognize the PACT ( people, things , and the context , and technology ) , and think of it as a case of designing an interactive system , a useful framework . We believe that the implementation of PACT analysis will be useful for the analysis and design activities , and can be seen from the understanding of the current situation in the improvement possible in future cases ....   [tags: analysis, design, website]

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The Value of Time Travel

- ... Another philosophical view of nature of time is presentism which means there is a past but the future isn’t set yet. As passes the present becomes as the past and the future as the new present. This means that time is moving forward into the future and leaving the past behind. Scientist has come to a conclusion that time travel could be possible because of the new modern physics laws. One theory is that wormholes are a short passage through space-time for long journeys. In 1935, Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen came up the theory of general relatively in which they discover the bridges or wormholes through space-time....   [tags: laws, change, past, future, parrallel, universe]

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The Development of Space Travel

- Could you imagine being the reason why space travel is as magnificent as it is today. Robert Goddard is the wonderful man behind all of this. Many people were so surprised when he announced that the first rocket fueled with liquid oxygen and gasoline was built and ready to launch. On March 16, 1926 in Auburn, Massachusetts on Goddard’s aunts’ farm, many witnessed the first ever working rocket to launch into space. The rocket traveled for two point five seconds going about sixty miles per hour and soaring forty-one feet in the air then landed one hundred eighty-four feet away....   [tags: rocket, nasa, fuel]

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