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Post Wwii Americ A Rugged Terrain For All African Americans

- Post WWII America presented a rugged terrain for all African Americans. Jim Crow laws and racial segregation ran rampant in the streets making life as an African American person extremely difficult. To add to the difficulty already present, to be a writer, or an artist of any kind, was simply asking for trouble. A number of African American writers traveled to Paris in attempt to get away from the racism stricken United States. The more welcoming French culture offered racial equality as well as a beautiful place to live and work, or so they thought....   [tags: African American, United States, Black people]

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The Harlem Renaissance Was More Than Just A Literacy Movement

- The Harlem Renaissance was more than just a literacy movement: It was about black pride, fueled by the demanding of civil and political rights. The Renaissance came together with blues and jazz music. This had attracted whites to speakeasies. At these speakeasies interracial couples danced together. Despite how big the Renaissance is it had a very little impact on the Jim Crowe laws, but it did reestablish black pride within the black community. The publishing industry,that was fueled by whites’ fascination with the different world of Harlem, sought out and published black writers....   [tags: Harlem Renaissance, African American]

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My Experience At Kishwaukee Community College Being A College Athlete

- Looking back at the 10 year old me, I had no idea this is where I’d end up, at Kishwaukee Community College being a college athlete. I was just entering Amboy Jr. High with a large group of friends. This was the first year we had to move classrooms and keep all of our books, bags, and snacks in our very own lockers. Surprisingly enough both of my older brothers were still living at home and staying out of trouble. Gared was in 8th grade and Geofry was a junior in highschool. I came from a small town with a population of about 2,000 and only two gas stations and a road full of bars with one lonely family restaurant....   [tags: Family, High school, Mother, Father]

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The Middle Ages And The Renaissance By Russell Eugene Murray

- For my assignment, I chose to read Music Education in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by Russell Eugene Murray, Susan Forscher Weiss, and Cynthia J. Cyrus. (From here on out, I will simply refer to them as “the editors”; any authors of any specific portion of the book will be referred to by their own name.) The book itself is a collection of essays written by multiple people, all written on extremely specific topics—for example, there is an essay titled “Nun Musicians as Teachers and Students in Early Modern Spain”, which, admittedly, is almost as specific as it can get when studying that particular time period....   [tags: Middle Ages, Renaissance, Music, Music education]

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Domestic Violence And Its Effects On Domestic And Family Violence

- The term "domestic violence" typically refers to violence between adult intimate partners. The range of conduct included in this term currently varies with the context within which it is used (National Academy Press, 1996). Clinical definitions are often broader than legal definitions. For example, one clinical source defines domestic violence as a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors, including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks, as well as economic coercion, that adults or adolescents use against their intimate partners (Family Violence Prevention Fund, 1996, p....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence]

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America 's No Secret That When I Visited New York

- It’s no secret that when I visited New York in 2015, I went and watch Chicago on Broadway. Any opportunity that I get to tell people about that experience I take it. We had the decision of going to watch Jersey Boys or Chicago and since I was already going to watch Jersey Boys, we all voted for Chicago. We sat four rows from the front and it was honestly one of the most amazing days of my life. Fast forward to this year, Monday the 12th of this year to be precise, I was finally, after a year of being obsessed with the show, able to watch it again on its UK tour....   [tags: English-language films, American films]

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Reasons For The Textbook Policy At Schools Across Our Nation

- A. Students should be aware of the problem that they face while being forced into the textbook monopoly. We as students, therefore should take a stand and change the way we acquire their textbooks. B. Jessie Lee Bennett once said, “Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life.” This is the reason we should have easier access to the books that we need that help us learn new subjects. You see we need them to learn and the bookstores know this....   [tags: Textbook, Textbooks, Chegg]

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Jesusville and Catholic Boys: Silent Suffering in the Novel

- Philip Cioffari, in both works, Jesusville and Catholic Boys, puts forth the idea of the “silent sufferer.” Used in different ways in each of the novels, the “silent sufferer” is characterized by guilt and shame. This discussion looks at Vee in Jesusville, whose character undergoes punishment as a way of being possessed and alleviating the lost and lonely feeling within her and Arthur and Donald in Catholic Boys, who are punished for the guilt of others’ sins. These characters “suffer silently,” each one reinforcing major themes in “their” novels through their punishment....   [tags: Analysis, Philip Cioffari]

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Wizard Of Oz : Difference Between Book And Book

- Ethan cai Dr.Friedman Us history Oct 06 Wizard of Oz:difference between the book and movie The Wizard of Oz was a story happened in the girl Dorothy’s dream. The girl Dorothy lived with her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em in a farm in Kansas. One day, after a strong cyclone, Dorothy found that she was at a very special place where she had never been before. The crazy cyclone brought Dorothy and her little dog Toto to a place named Munchkins.This film was adapted from the novel of the Wizard of Oz....   [tags: The Wizard of Oz, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]

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The Effect Of Territorial Expansion During The United States

- Between 1800 and 1850 the United States of America was an evolving nation in almost all possible ways including national unity. Many factors effected the change in national unity but none quite as much as territorial expansion. During this time period the United States more then doubled in size and by the end of its expansion reached from atlantic coast all the way to the pacific. When the nation first started to expand it brought with it the “era of good feeling”. With new states being created, the rapid growth of white settlement, and the economy expanding a rising spirit of nationalism was was consuming the United States in the years after the war of 1812....   [tags: United States, Slavery in the United States]

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My Subject Is War, And The Pity Of War

- ‘My subject is War, and the pity of War.’ ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ is a line from the ode by Horace that translates to ‘It is sweet and fitting,’ a common trench lyric with the purpose to inspire men to believe their deaths will make them heroes. Wilfred Owen titles his poem with these words as a juxtaposition to the text, since he depicts the vulgar realities of the war in opposition to the patriotic propaganda soldiers were corrupted with. Through Owen 's use of the supernatural, a liminal world between reality and unreality is created....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme scheme, Rhyme, Sonnet]

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Religious Community : The Bible And The Holy Spirit

- Religious Community I remember clearly seeing my first picture of a lynching and a burnt body contorted into a sculpture of twisted pain, Emmett tills swollen body reminding me of the fragility of human life and the hatred that could fall on me for simply being the wrong color at the wrong place. These ghosts and the pain they possessed served as a warning that I was to function as a militant black male and continue the work of Malcolm X and lead my race into enlightenment. I was raised Christian my religion is based on the new testament of the bible and embodies the teachings and life of Jesus Christ in my Belief God is a trinity encompassing God, The Son, and the Holy Spirit....   [tags: Black people, African American, Black Power]

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Online Casino Gaming : The World Of Online Slots

- Blog 13 - How women have fallen in love with the world of online slots They say that when it comes to the world of online casino gaming that slots rule the roost and when you take a look at an online casino portal you will that such is the case. It seems that anyone and everyone is trying their hand at gambling online, with the latest statistics showing something very interesting. While online casino gaming is portrayed by the media as a largely male dominated affair, the stats show that such thought isn’t quite true....   [tags: Casino, Slot machine, Casinos, Online casino]

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Premarital Sex : A Beneficial Institution For All Involved

- Premarital sex has become more prevalent throughout the United States, and while it has lost some of its negative stigmatization, it still has negative ramifications. These negative ramifications include the devaluation of marriage, which is a beneficial institution for all involved. Furthermore, it increases the likelihood a couple will divorce, which has adverse implications for children, couples, and society as a whole. Over the past half-century there has been a significant increase in the amount of premarital sex Americans are having....   [tags: Marriage, Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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How Does The Rhetor Use The Retelling Of History

- How does the rhetor use the retelling of history to show overcoming adversity in this film. Plot The rhetor tells the story in a sequence of events. He develops the story from beginning to end, and each scene has significance to it. He starts out by retelling the decision Owens made to consider attending college. After, arriving at Ohio State Owens was faced with many obstacles on and off the track. While competing he not only had to face his competition, but also those that opposed intergraded sports....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games]

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Is This Real Life, Or Just a Fantasy?

- Waking up the next morning I couldn't help but think it had all just been a dream. It seemed like the kind of thing my warped imagination would conjure up- that Embry Call had been talking to me for two days in a row. But then I looked up and across at my shrill alarm clock and his note caught my eye. A slow grin spread across my face, and I could feel my heart swelling in my chest like a balloon. It was really real. I don't think I've ever felt so eager to get to school in my life. It was like the whole core of my being was dragging me towards him, and for the first time I felt a little spasm of fear....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Oedipal Overtones in D.H.Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers

- D.H. Lawrence was one of the major novelists of the twentieth century English tradition of novel writing. He was an important but controversial writer of contemporary times. The most important element of his writing apart from the innovations he brought to the English novel is his own philosophy concerning sex. D.H. Lawrence made the important contribution to the form of the English novel by bringing new subject matter and by giving the reader instantaneous observation, slackening the puppet strings usually held by the author....   [tags: Oedipus complex, mother, son, affection]

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Napoleon, the Symbol of Oppression in Animal Farm

- Napoleon believes that pigs are that of a superior race and that all animals, no matter how powerful in strength, are inferior to their genius. He is able to establish a ruling built off of violence and deceit. Napoleon, the fascist ruler over Animal Farm, is not only an appalling leader for the animals but also presents multiple examples on how his cruelty exceeds that of Farmer Jones’. Napoleon’s actions grow worse, going from working the animals endlessly to growing victim to the lowest of human traits, and even playing judge, jury, and executioner towards the seemingly guilty....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Understanding The Full Story of Bonnie and Clyde

- When finally gunned down Bonnie and Clyde were believed to have committed thirteen murders and multiple robberies and burglaries (“Bonnie and Clyde: A History.” par. 12). Clyde was born in Ellis County, Texas, on March 24, 1909 (“Bonnie and Clyde.” New par 7; “Bonnie and Clyde: A History.” par. 2). On the other hand, Bonnie Parker born on October 1, 1910, in Rowena, Texas, Bonnie was the second out of three children (“Bonnie and Clyde.” New par 3:”Bonnie and Clyde: A History.” par. 2). Bonnie and Clyde were lovers who met in Texas in 1930 and started a life of crime together (“Bonnie and Clyde.” Famous Cases par 4)....   [tags: criminals, killing, poverty]

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A Very Brief Biography of Elvis Aaron Presley

- The history of the twentieth century would not be complete without mentioning the impeccable influence of one of the best and biggest singers of all time. But before he started making his indelible mark in the sands of time, he started out from very humble beginnings, under the care of his loving, working class parents. Elvis Aaron Presley was born January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi to Gladys and Vernon Presley. Although, Presley was supposed to be a twin, his supposed twin brother, Jesse Garon, sometimes spelled Jessie was stillborn....   [tags: the King of Rock 'n' Roll, notorious singers]

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

- During the play, Lance delivers the speech while Crab stands beside him looking quite content, as though his owner was ticking off a list of accomplishments. Crab is a dog who urinates publicly without regard, and often at the expense of Lance’s reputation and well-being. However, the live adaptation makes clear that Crab is an innocuous creature – a benign dog who means no harm by his actions, something that his owner recognizes and thus tolerates. So long as he is with his owner, Crab understands that Lance is as loyal an owner as any and will interject himself between Crab and the punishments should the situation ever arise or call for them....   [tags: elizabethan era, foolish people]

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Literary Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet '

- Jessie Steckling Mr. Sherry Literature & Composition II PREP 31 October 2014 Literary Analysis of Hamlet “He is justly served. / It is a poison tempered by himself.” (Hamlet, V, 2 , 359-360). In the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, Hamlet is the son of the late King Hamlet. The old king appears before Hamlet and tells him he was murdered my Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle. Hamlet vows to kill Claudius in order to avenge his father’s death. Polonius is the father of Hamlet’s girlfriend Ophelia. Mistaking him for Claudius, Hamlet stabs Polonius to death....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude]

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How Did Protesting Start During The Vietnam War?

- How did protesting start during the Vietnam War and how did it have such a big impact on the people living in the United States. Protesting for the Vietnam War started on college campuses Students of a Democratic Society (SDS) because of the number of young adults that wanted to attend school but never got the chance to because of the draft system, which would ruin the chance of the young men with scholarships for school. The student activism at the University of Washington (UW) was from 1948-1970....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Protest]

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Adam Earl Poole : The Lives Of Myself

- Adam Earl Poole, also known as “Pete”, touched the lives of myself, and many other people. He was generous, considerate, compassionate and caring. He loved everyone who came into his life, and made his life worth living. He loved his wife, his family, his friends and especially loved hunting and fishing with family and friends. He couldn’t wait to marry his high school sweetheart, Allie and couldn’t wait to get a house together and start a family. Adam was so helpful and fun to be around. He made friends instantly....   [tags: Love, English-language films, American films]

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The Heroes Of Heroes Are So Grandiosely Told

- When tales of heroes are so grandiosely told through poems and stories often too wild to be real, the emphasis of heroism is shown through their journeys rather than their characteristics. They are in terms heroes without any real humane flaw; through the analysis of these two tales it’s, apparent that they share many similarities in the themes, but the traits of the protagonists and the reasonings behind the choices they made until their demise were entirely different. In these pieces of literature the villains are also in a limelight of their own, making one question, “Who was actually in the right all along....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]

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Symbols Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is based during the era of racism and prejudice. This era is commonly referred to as The Great Depression and is during the mid-late 30’s. The novel is set in a small town and county called Maycomb, Alabama. The novel follows the story of the Finch’s and their struggle before, during, and after a rape trial that is set against an African American by a white woman and her father. To Kill A Mockingbird has many symbols that have a thematic significance. Flowers and “Mockingbird” type characters are the main types of symbols....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, African American, Racism]

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Patricia Hill Collins, An Active African American Sociologist

- Patricia Hill Collins, an active African American sociologist, is best known for her groundbreaking research in the areas of Black feminism and the extensive development of the concept of intersectionality, a term first popularized in 1989 by Kimberlé Williams. Patricia Hill Collins’ main goals are to better the black community through community work, and with her gift as a sociologist/ author. “Throughout her career Collins has advocated for the power of people, the importance of community building, and the necessity of collective efforts to achieving change…an activist-scholar” (Cole)....   [tags: African American, Black people]

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A Speech About The After Effects Of War

- This is my speech about the after effects of war. War is such a debatable topic of whether it is just to wage a war on our neighbours or invade a country.One thing is very clear there are consequence and a cost. Martin Luther once stated,“War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families”. This was exactly what did. War was not a fun game like what Jessie Pope described it as in her poem, ‘Who’s for the game’. What war did was it changed people and society....   [tags: Posttraumatic stress disorder]

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The Creation Of The Internet And Social Media

- The creation of the Internet and social media has permanently changed how people interact with one another. Millions of people log on to the internet daily for the purpose of interaction. Even, thousands of people use social media daily in Columbia who are “unchurched” or no longer connected to the church (dones). Furthermore, according to Nils Smith, social media is now the most popular activity on the Internet. This twenty-first century phenomenon provides a great opportunity for churches to capitalize on this innovative technology, using it as a ministry tool for evangelism....   [tags: Catholic Church, Christianity]

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Socialization and the Learning of Gender Roles

- The term socialization refers to the “lifelong social experience by which individuals develop their human potential and learn culture.” [Macionis et al. p 55] The concept of socialization is that our actions are driven/learned by culture. Socialization is also the foundation of personality, which we build by internalizing our surroundings. Through the lifelong process of socialization, society transmits culture from one generation to the next. A good example of socialization is the learning of gender roles....   [tags: gender, socialization, psychology,]

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Theme of Fear in George Orwell's Novels

- Fear within the ignorant animals of Animal Farm and defeated humans of 1984 exist to uphold each novel’s totalitarian government. Each of these George Orwell novels delve into the power and manipulation of an absolute dictatorship. Napoleon in Animal Farm and Big Brother in 1984 both claim the newly established system of authority is of superior quality than the preceding regime. Apprehension is due to both fictional and realistic threats, twisted for the government’s power-hungry use. Feelings of fear permit the pigs and the Party to control devotion and independence in ignorant citizens....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Crucible and the West Memphis Three

- Revenge, the abuse of authority and the desire for power are all present in both Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible and the case regarding the West Memphis Three. To understand the connection you need to know something about the case. Three young boys were murdered on May 5, 1993 (Leveritt 5). They were stripped of their clothing, their hands were bound and they were forced underwater in the nearby creek where they stayed until they were found the next day. Little evidence was collected the day of their discovery, what was recovered was mislabeled and handled incorrectly....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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The Heart of Darkness in Joseph Conrad

- Joseph Conrad is the author of the novel, The Heart of Darkness, along with many other profound works. Compared on any scale, Conrad is nowhere near average. Joseph Conrad is a very interesting character who sees the world through wide eyes. By traveling the world and exploring the many walks of life he is able to discuss common global views and habits that include injustices which are explained in his renowned novel, The Heart of Darkness. As a child Conrad was born in Berdichev, Ukraine on the third day of December in 1857....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Reveiw

- “When I first saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, I exited the theater with an excruciating headache, a lingering sense of emptiness and a very strong desire to punch the film’s cinematographer,” (Ewing) which relates to the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which stars Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, and directed by David Yates. In the sixth Harry Potter Saga, Harry goes to school, becomes obsessed with a mysterious book which belongs to the Half-Blood Prince, and goes on a dangerous mission to save himself in the end....   [tags: Film Review ]

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Years in the Life of Francine Prose

- It is common to hear that writers usually have a knack for reading, especially from a young age. Francine Prose is no different from them. This lifelong love of reading has contributed to Francine Prose's need to write (Bolick). Francine Prose has written just about thirty books and other literary works, yet she is by no means done yet (Hodara). The childhood of Francine Prose has greatly contributed to her success as a writer, not just from her love of reading, but by the gift of using her greatest sense; Her hearing....   [tags: informative]

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The Life and Writing of E.B. White

- On July 11, 1899, in Mount Vernon, New York, Elwyn Brooks White was born. His father was Samuel Tilly White, a piano manufacturer. He was married to Jessie Hart White. White was the youngest of six children. His father was raised from humble beginnings, and became the president of Horace Waters and Company, a piano firm. Due to White's father being in the music business, he grew up surrounded by music. White began playing the piano at a young age, but his real passion, even as a child, was writing (White, E.B....   [tags: chinese exclusion act, poems, short stories]

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The Legacy of Lynching in the South

- Lynching: the mob murder of someone who might be considered a public offender. While white Southerners may have considered themselves vigilantes, in reality they were killers with biased intent. In the Southern United States during the 1960s, lynching occurred frequently relative to standards such as today. Though lynching changed the lives of people directly connected to victims, they also changed mindsets and actions where they occurred and around the nation. Thus, the motives of racial based lynching and the crimes themselves affected people, legislature, and culture in the South for years to come....   [tags: public offender, viglantes, killers]

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Communication: The Difference bewtween Men and Women

- Communication is the basic way for human beings to connect with each other. In our daily lives tons of information are exchanging from one another. If you have notice, there are some differences during communication between men and women. Because of these differences, a nature-versus-nurture debate on the cause of these communicate differences had been occurred. In my point of view, both sides can cause these differences. Some expects propose an idea to explain this communication difference that is biological factors (Cordileone, 2006)....   [tags: biological factors, nature, nurture]

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What Deforestation Can Do to Our Environment

- The deforestation of the Earth has been done for thousands of years, with the intention of clearing land to enhance farming crops or any type of livestock. Tropical forests are considered to be contributed with developing countries and our needs for them are not being met. Neither local nor national needs are being met, which influences economic globalization. This means that the needs and wants of our population are contributing to the bearing of these. Deforestation, by definition is referred to as “the removal of forest cover as a result of human activity.”(Gove 593)....   [tags: economic, globalization, expansion, land]

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View of Colonialism through Truths and Tales

- This week’s readings discuss the truths about colonialism and how it has impacted different races on a global level. The tales aspect of the readings covers individual experiences of racism and how the victims now view their oppressions in order to cope with these traumas. The truth behind colonization is that it has caused the dispossession of subordinate groups from their land, their rights and their communities. The readings have examined the environments in which different communities have had to re-evaluate their social structures and approaches towards racism....   [tags: impact on different races on a global level]

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The UFO Incident of Roswell, New Mexico

- ... Brazel would gather some of this debris to show family and friends. A few days after he would contact sheriff Wilcox of Chaves County. Once Wilcox had the information he needed, he contacted the Roswell Army Air Force Base, where Major Jessie Marcel was briefed to look into the crash. Once Marcel was briefed, this would be the beginnings of the Roswell alien conspiracy. Major Marcel was the intelligence officer for the 509th Bomb Group Stationed at the Roswell Army Air Force Base. He had taken multiple samples of the debris to show his family....   [tags: aliens, debris, craft, occupants]

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Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

- Paul Morel, son of Walter and Gertrude Morel gradually gains more love towards his mother, a love different than a typical mother-son love. It becomes a love that prevents him to love anyone else and a love that grows until he decides it has gone to far. In this semi-biographical novel, Sons and Lovers, Paul Morel lives his life similarly to the author D.H. Lawrence. This semi-biographical novel demonstrates psychological, biographical and cultural connections. D.H Lawrence creates an outstanding semi-biographical novel reflecting his life through Paul Morel, demonstrating the Oedipal perspective and basing cultural influences to the actions of most characters....   [tags: paul´s love life, oedipus complex]

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White Privilege : Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack

- Contemporary television differs from television of the 50s and 60s for numerous reasons, the most noteworthy of which being that television today is not presented in monochrome black and white. The introduction of the color TV in 1965 allowed audiences to experience the wide spectrum of color they only found in reality on the screen. Television today also features more color in another sense of the word besides monochromality; the representation of people of color in modern television exceeds that of fifty years ago....   [tags: Black people, White people, African American]

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`` Dreams Deferred `` By Langston Hughes

- The Harlem Renaissance era was the name given to the period of time between the ending of the first World War in 1918 and the middle of the 1930s. During this time African American artists; writers, photographers, musicians, scholars etc., were all venturing into Harlem, NY the center place of art to explore these topics. Among one of these authors was Langston Hughes, who was one of the most notable figures of the Harlem Renaissance era. With his vast array of poetry, he shaped the way that African American people were portrayed in the public eye....   [tags: Harlem Renaissance, African American]

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The Stanford Prison Experiment By Kyle Alvarez

- The Stanford Prison Experiment, directed by Kyle Alvarez, was suspenseful and compelling. In 2015 the film won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival ("Awards"). The film is set at Stanford University, where Psychology professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo set up a mock prison experiment. He and his colleagues selected college students to play as guards and prisoners for their prison by conducting interviews. The purpose of the experiment was to “understand the development of norms and the effects of roles, labels, and social expectations in a simulated prison environment” ("The Stanford Prison Experiment")....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Philip Zimbardo]

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The Black Greek Life in College

- The smell of carnival foods, music blasting through the tall speakers, and the crowd going wild is the first thing one hears as one enters the stadium. Shortly, one hears the sounds of clapping, stomping, and yelling as the Greek organizations compete for the grand prize, title of recognition, and bragging rights. People are dancing and supporting their favorite groups as they perform the routines the groups have been practicing for days. The final group performs and walks off stage drained with all the energy they put into the performance....   [tags: Campus Life ]

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Global Warming is Destroying the Maldives

- Introduction The country Maldives is a string of beautiful islands that can be found just southwest of India. The problem with this is that the islands are surrounded by the Indian Ocean and the sea level is rising because of global warming and the islands are no higher than eight feet above sea level. There is an overwhelming consensus amongst scientist that human activities from countries around the world are primarily responsible for global warming due to the use of fossil fuel, pollution, and deforestation....   [tags: Global Warming Essay]

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Sexting Among Teenage Girls and Boys

- Over the last few years, there has been a lot of discussion and debate over the topic of sexting. It has become a widespread phenomenon, the number of teenage girls and boys, men and women who participate are rapidly increasing, and with this too comes the rise of moral panic within societies. Individuals within the communities are becoming more and more fearful, afraid and shocked at this new form of youth culture hysteria. Although young people ‘expressing’ their sexuality has become much more open and free as of the last decade or so, the real uproar of panic is due to the risks they involving themselves in as well as the damage and harm they are inflicting on themselves, whether they kno...   [tags: moral panic, damage, harm, subculture]

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Causes of Adolescent Violence within School

- Violence is a major issue in educational institutes. School violence continues to increase at an alarming rate. “Every year, 3 million young people in the United States fall victim to crimes at school. Almost 2 million of these incidents involve violence” ("The Challenge of School Violence"). What causes an individual to act out in violent ways in a school environment. There are many fatal and nonfatal practices of violence happening in school settings. In my opinion, there is no justification for individuals to go to particular extremes, such as school shootings....   [tags: bullying, teenage crime, corrupt upbringing]

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Elvis Presley: The King of Rock'n'Roll

- January 8, 1935 two children are born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi. Sadly though the first born named Jessie Garon is born a stillborn, meaning born dead. The second is born alive and healthier than ever and he is named Elvis Aaron. Growing up Elvis had no siblings but on the bright side he grew up within a close-knit family. There is little money in his family but like what a lot of parents do Vernon and Gladys do all they can possibly do to provide for their son the light of their lives....   [tags: music legends]

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About the Drunk and the Cook

- About a Drunk My story begins in the suburbs of Cerenity, Kansas. A town that was so organized, with every lawn carefully trimmed, and each street practically glimmering, you would never suspect the mess that is the Hubbard house. In this one house there was a drunk, a maniac, a genius, and a bastard. And those were just boys. The girls were worse, they were sneakier and craftier. The mom was always getting pregnant and always cooking something. The twins were obsessed with fire and the youngest was a thief....   [tags: house, town, love, mother, father]

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Analysis of George Orwell´s Animal Farm

- ‘Animal Farm’ is considered as one of George Orwell’s most popular and enduring works. Utilizing the form of the animal fable the short novel chronicles the story of a group of barnyard animals that revolt against their human masters in an attempt to create an Utopian state. Orwell satires the rise and decline of socialism in the Soviet Union and the emergence of the totalitarian regime of Joseph Stalin. The key members of the Russian revolution are parodied as farmyard animals: Trotsky as snowball and Stalin as Napoleon....   [tags: Politics, Communism, Utopia]

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A Blessing by James Arlington Wright

- James Arlington Wright is widely recognized as one of America's finest contemporary poets. He was born in December 13, 1927 in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He was the second of three sons; Ted, James and Jack. His Father, Dudley, was a die-cutter at Hazel-Atlas Glass in Wheeling a neighboring town in Virginia where his mother, Jessie, worked at the White Swan Laundry. Both had to quit school in early teens to work. In 1946 graduated from high school as a Valedictorian and joined the U.S. Army. He trained in engineering school at Fort Lewis, Washington....   [tags: poems, biography]

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Analysis Of ' The Wells '

- Cade and Jenny The Wells family had been in Lake Laura since the town’s beginnings and had always owned a business of some sort. They were a loyal and loving clan of hard workers and honest people. When automobiles were invented, Lloyd Wells opened the first auto repair shop to meet the needs of the locals. In those earlier times, Lake Laura, because of the town’s strikingly serene lake in its center, was a tourist stop attracting summer pleasure seekers by the droves. Through the years the appeal wore off as places on the main thoroughfare bid vacationers to come their way with more entertainment and thrills to offer....   [tags: Family, Mother, Year of birth missing]

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The Negative Consequences Of Premarital Sex

- Jessie Bernard found that the negative consequences of premarital sex might be due to a selection effect as remaining a virgin until marriage implies a more traditional view of marriage. With this view couples, and particularly women are likely more committed to making their marriage work, seeing divorce as a last resort, and are also more likely to feel constrained by the negative opinions of their friends and family toward divorce. Similarly Diane Lye and Timothy Biblarz found that couples with nontraditional attitudes are less satisfied with their marriages than couples that have more traditional attitudes....   [tags: Marriage, Fornication, Adultery]

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Jackie Robinson 's Baseball League Baseball

- “In 1946, there were sixteen Major League Baseball teams, with a total of 400 players on their rosters, every one of the players was white. But when opening day came in 1947, that number dropped to 399, and one man stood apart. (42 2:30)” Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson made his Major League Baseball debut on April 15, 1947, as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Making Jackie Robinson the first African-American to play Major League Baseball (MLB). Jackie’s transition from the Negro Leagues to MLB was not an easy one....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson]

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The String Quartet By Brooklyn Rider

- The string quartet is often thought of in the context of the traditional classical and romantic repertoire, however, that is not the realm of the contemporary string quartet Brooklyn Rider. As Kate Botello of Interlochen Public Radio states, “Brooklyn Rider takes the idea of the string quartet to a new level. Already champions of new music and fresh approaches, the Brooklyn, NY-based group stretch the boundaries of the classic quartet, adding unusual instruments and other forms of art to the mix.” This was clearly the case in the recent concert that Brooklyn Rider preformed as a part of the University of South Carolina’s Southern Exposure series....   [tags: Music, Rock music, Art, Philip Glass]

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Bullying Society : The Bully Society

- We live in a world where people are scared to be themselves, girls try and be someone they aren’t, guys beat each other up ecause their different, and overall people are afraid to be themselves in fear of being judged. Bullying has become a part of everyday life, it’s become normal to watch people tear one another apart and think nothing of it. We live in a world where we watch people tear each other apart on a daily. Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others.(Webster)....   [tags: Self-esteem, Bullying, Abuse, Victimisation]

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The Contributions Of Thomas Woodrow Wilson

- Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born on December 20, 1856 at Staunton, Virginia. He was the third of four children of, Joseph Ruggles Wilson, a Presbyterian minister, and Janet “Jessie” Woodrow Wilson. When Wilson was two years old, his family moved to Ohio, where his father became the chief executive of the Southern Presbyterian Church. Religion played a huge role in Wilson’s life, were not only his father was a Presbyterian minister, but his grandfather, James Wilson, was also a Presbyterian minister who became an Ohio legislator and journalist....   [tags: Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States]

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The Book Thief By Liesel Meminger

- The Book Thief is the story of Liesel Meminger narrated by Death. It is set in Nazi Germany between the years of 1939 to 1943. Throughout the story, Liesel gains a new family and an unusual friend in the Jewish man her foster family is hiding in their basement. Liesel is then thrust into a new, dangerous, yet beautiful world. Along with Liesel 's growth and evolution, the evolution of Germany is also covered in the story. While there is various change for the best in the story, not all change was for the best....   [tags: Nazism, Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, Nazi Party]

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Animal Farm As A Dystopian Society

- What makes a perfect Utopain society crumble into a dystopian society. This story highlights the plight of a group of animals and their endeavor to great such a place. It begins on a farm called Manor Farm and a pig with a dream, known as Old Major. He has a need to tell the animals to hear about a dream he had, where there is a world where all animals live free from the shackles of Man. He blames man for all of the animals problems and urges the animals to stage a rebellion and strive for a utopian society, free of Man....   [tags: Dystopia, Utopia, Utopian and dystopian fiction]

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Essay On Importance Of Folk Culture

- Importance of Folk Cultures Folk cultures are the backbones that shape and mold every individual during their lifetime. It is a blend of traditions and skills, foods, beliefs, heritage and shared values that are taught and/or passed down from generation to generation providing a common identity or direction for people within a family or community. With our modern day technology and ever changing society, it is important to keep folk cultures alive and not allow them to slip away. As Rose stated, “It is the harmonic convenience of our food, our music, our creativity, our eccentricity, our neighborhoods, and our joy of living....   [tags: Family, Cuisine of the Southern United States]

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Spring and Me, the Saga.

- I hate spring with all my heart. I mean, I really do not like it. This season brings me much burden, and it is understandable if you knew some of the reasons why I loathe springtime- the season of mud and nuisance. In order to reasonably clarify my disdain of this particular yearly occurrence, we must look back upon the past- the rise of the wasps, hornets, bees, and all pinching little creatures. We must reminisce with the sober memories of sticky mud and yellow grass. To be able to comprehend my hate for spring, we must go on quite a ride....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Oedipus Complex in Literature

- According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the Oedipus Complex is a child’s positive libidinal feelings toward the parent of the opposite sex and hostile or jealous feelings toward the parent of the same sex that develop usually between the ages of three and six and that may be a source of adult personality disorder when unresolved (Merriam-Webster). In Sons and Lovers, Paul Morel demonstrates the classic symptoms of the Oedipus complex. Paul and his father’s relationship is destroyed early in his life....   [tags: Oedipus Complex]

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Elvis Presley and King Oedipus

- King Oedipus was born and then abandoned by his biological parents, he was raised by foster parents, who treated him as their own son. His extreme obsession about wanting to know about himself is what brought his downfall because as he tried to escape his fate about the prophecy, the more the prophecy was fulfilled and things got worse for him. The story of Oedipus shows us clearly that we cannot run away from destiny since if the gods know about our future, there is absolutely nothing that can be done to reverse what the gods have foretold for us....   [tags: Biography, Comparisons]

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Homecoming and Brian Friel’s Translations

- Convention is an integral part to both Harold Pinter’s Homecoming and Brian Friel’s Translations , affecting both the plot and the way the audience perceives the two plays. The two playwrights explore the theme of convention in many different ways, including through the characters’ struggle to change convention, their relationships and historical conventions. The playwrights of these plays force the audience to question what they know about convention, both in a modern context and in the context of the plays, and decide what message the playwrights are trying to put across about convention....   [tags: plays, audience, social conventions]

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Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler

- The novel Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler is a beautifully thought out book that follows the complicated life of seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe as he seeks forgiveness for his sins both from himself and from God. Ian blamed himself for causing his older brother, Danny’s suicide and his guilt slowly ate away at him until he was drawn into the Church of Second Chance. By this time, Ian was in college and both Danny’s daughter and step-children were orphaned and being taken care of by his elderly parents....   [tags: book analysis, literary analysis, forgiveness, God]

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Biography of Thomas Woodruff Wilson

- Born on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virgina, Thomas Woodruff Wilson would grow up to become an accomplished man in the world of politics. Growing up in the south he witnessing the Civil War in action and it's aftermath, as a son of a Presbyterian family. Woodruff earn several degrees from being a hardworking scholar and passionate orator, all before persuing his university career. Caught in the fast rising politics, he was elected governor of New Jershey for two years and did not finish the last two, so he could become the 28th President of the United States of America for two-terms....   [tags: politics, civil war, democrats]

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Julian Castro's Life and Achievements

- Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, displays many characteristics of leadership that should be admired and repeated in younger generations. Born September 16, 1974, in San Antonio, Texas, to Mexican parents who were involved in their community and local political events, he had the perfect foundation for a solid political career. His mother, Maria Castro, was a political activist and founded the Chicano political party. She was a very outspoken politician and a primary inspiration for Castro’s political career....   [tags: mayor of San Antonio, personal reflections]

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Can Cultural Change Be Simple?

- Often times organization cultures undergo major changes. Usually these changes are to put into place new and improved organization cultures. Change is inevitable on the individual, group, and organization level. In their works Dupais, Mcainey, Fortune, Ploeg, & Witt (2014) define culture change as " an ongoing and evolving process that invokes the difficult work of critically reexamine the language, values and assumptions, attitudes, practices, approaches, policies me added within an organization." According to McKinney (1976) culture change needs to meet felt needs of the member of the society....   [tags: planned change, policies, attitutes]

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George Orwell 's Animal Farm

- Animal Farm Essay - “Absolute Power Corrupts, Absolutely” Author, George Orwell published his novel, Animal Farm in the mid 1940’s. it is a dark, “Fairy story”, describing an imaginary society of animals living in a farm, under miserable conditions, being treated badly by the farm’s owners, Mr & Mrs Jones. Their rebellion under its rule and the creation of a new system of living leading to that new systems’ eventual decline. Whilst this fable is based on Orwell’s view of political systems of a totalitarian nature at the time, in particular communism, it is equally indicative of many other political systems that seek to control its population and not allowing individual freedom under its...   [tags: Animal Farm, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four]

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We 're Anti Police Brutality

- “We 're not anti-police, we 're anti-police brutality” (Sharpton). Every Time we put our hand over our heart and recite the words justice for all, not justice for some. everyday innocent minorities are affected by police brutality. Minorities make up “58% of the population in federal prisons”(NAACP). Which is shocking because you think the larger percent of the population would have a larger percent incarcerated. A prime example of prejudice, or false assumption. Police brutality will have a negative outcome on the next five years because the community will violently uprise, innocent people will continue to die trying to defend oneself, and it will create unnecessary drama and tension in Ame...   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police misconduct]

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Suicide Intervention : Bystander Intervention

- Bystander Intervention Imagine an innocent teen walking home from school, when a bully appears and begins relentlessly taunting, pushing, and calling the teen harsh names. The teen is defenseless and hopeless because he/she is intimidated by the bully and no one around is stopping the interaction. There is one solution to this situation that can help teens when they are in that position, and it is bystander intervention. The University of Texas’ Bystander Intervention initiative defines bystander intervention as “recognizing a potentially harmful situation or interaction and choosing to respond in a way that could positively influence the outcome” (qtd in Mangan)....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Intervention, Self-esteem]

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How Customization And Service Quality

- Customization and service quality are both important aspects for any successful restaurant. These components have many different qualities that can ultimately be very beneficial for businesses or quite the contrary. By executing these qualities in a particular restaurant setting it is likely that the given company will prosper. For my application paper I will focus in on how customization and service quality can be improved specifically at Charley G’s Restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana. Charley G’s Restaurant takes pride in having exceptional service....   [tags: Customer service, Customer, Food]

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Women And African American Girls

- Collins and Raley argue that women of color have difficulties in society, where it can be motherhood, no power or no opportunities to have a better future in their lives. Raley talks about in her article that teenaged girls of color are criticized by society for having children before marriage, but society does not look at the lack of resources those teenage girls lack to become successful adults. Teenage girls who are having children at a young age are a majority of Latina and African American girls....   [tags: Racism, Race, Colored, African American]

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Wilson And The Gun Buyers

- In 2003 Ronell Wilson and his friend Jessie Jacobus arranged to sale guns to a buyer. The buyers happen to be two undercover detectives. They arranged to meet in Staten Island to exchange guns for cash. Wilson and his friend did not have guns to sale and the plan was to rob the two gun buyers. When they met the gun buyers Wilson and Jacobus sat in the back of the car right behind the two detectives. At some point Wilson realized that the gun buyers were cops and begin shooting them one by one to avoid going to jail....   [tags: Crime, Police, Drug addiction, Gang]

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Synopsis Of Beginner Tutorial Template

- 101 Beginner Tutorial Template @title Beginner 's guide to NOOBS @standfirst The easiest way to set up a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian, and other operating systems, is to use the NOOBS installer @body copy One of the things we love about the Raspberry Pi is just how easy it is to get started. A lot of this is down to a custom simple-to-use installer called NOOBS. NOOBS (or "New Out Of the Box Software" to give it its full name) is a unique installation image. With NOOBS loaded on an SD Card you can install a wonderful range of operating systems for your Raspberry Pi....   [tags: Operating system, File system, Windows Vista]

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DH Lawrence: Biography

- David Herbert Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885, the fourth child and third son of a miner in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. Despite having grown up in a lower class home and without many friends, he has become the most frequently studied novelist of the twentieth century . Lawrence started school extremely early at the age of four, only to be withdrawn for the next three years. This was much to his disadvantage socially. He had very few friends as a child. He preferred the company of his younger sister and her friends....   [tags: essays research papers]

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I Am Sam

- I Am Sam is the compelling story of Sam Dawson (Sean Penn), a mentally-challenged father raising his daughter Lucy (Dakota Fanning) with the help of an extraordinary group of friends. As Lucy turns seven and begins to intellectually surpass her father, their close bond is threatened when their situation comes under the scrutiny of a social worker who wants Lucy placed in foster care. Faced with a seemingly unwinnable case, Sam vows to fight the legal system and forms an unlikely alliance with Rita Harrison (Michelle Pfeiffer), a high-powered, self-absorbed attorney who initially takes his case pro bona as a challenge from her colleagues....   [tags: Movie Film Analysis ]

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Pinkerton National Detective Agency

- The Pinkerton National Detective Agency was started with the intention of finding counterfeiters and train robbers, then it evolved into an organization that investigated Lincoln’s assassination, stopped many criminal organizations such as the Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, and spy work in the Civil War. In addition, the agency has shown the ability to be progressive for they were the first to enter criminals into a database, and were the first to hire a female detective in the U.S. With that, the entire agency has made a big impact, and is in over 100 countries today....   [tags: Finding Counterfeiters, Train Robbers, Lincoln]

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