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Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

- Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas The story begins abruptly, as we find our mock heroes out in the desert en route to the savvy resort of Las Vegas. The author uses a tense hitchhiker as a mode, or an excuse, for a flashback that exposes the plot. An uncertain character picked up in the middle of the desert who Raoul Duke, the main character, feels the need to explain things to, to help him rest easy. They had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers....Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw eit...   [tags: Film Movie Movies Films Las Vegas Essays]

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Fear and Loathing in the Creative Process

- Fear and Loathing in the Creative Process A student at Illinois Wesleyan University recently confessed to holding a morbid fear of parked cars. He said, “I’m terribly afraid one of them will roll right over me” (Hamel). The actual odds of a parked car suddenly rolling over him are extremely slim; however, that does not alleviate his fears. It takes this poor boy a great amount of personal will power just to walk across a street where there are parked cars. As senseless as a fear of parked cars may be, people constantly allow their lives to be manipulated through fears....   [tags: essays papers]

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Fear and Loathing on The Campaign Trail

- Fear and Loathing On The Campaign Trail ’72 was a book about a writer for the Rolling Stone and his coverage of the presidential elections in 1972. These elections were between the incumbent Republican, President Richard Nixon and the Senator from South Dakota, George McGovern. The election of 1972 saw McGovern come out of the democratic National Convention over Senators Muskie and Humphrey but only to lose to the incumbent president Richard Nixon. Hunter S. Thompson writes about the Election of 1972 from December 1971, before any primaries, to December 1972 after Nixon has won the election....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fear and Loathing in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Fear and Loathing in Hamlet When you hear the excuse, " My environment made me do it." You expect to hear it from A former gang member on an early morning talk show. But to hear it from Hamlet requires a double take. I think that Prince Hamlet was a victim of the people around him. I.E. Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Polonius, Laertes, Gertrude, and Claudius. I will start off by telling you why Claudius is involved in Hamlet's destruction. The first time is in Act I, scene 2, line's 109-117....   [tags: Free Hamlet Essays]

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: The Death of the American Dream

- The American Dream: the trademark of US society. Its meaning is deeply rooted in the Declaration of Independence which proclaims that “all men are created equal” and that they are all entitled to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” (The Declaration of Independence). The luring Dream attracted thousands of immigrants to the United States and many people, including authors, have been inspired by it, one of them being Hunter S. Thompson. His book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream follows protagonist Raoul Duke in search of the American Dream....   [tags: Hunter S. Thompson]

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson

- In many ways Las Vegas can be an escape from stressful life. A vacation from all the worries and problems those plaques the people of America on a day to day life. Many people come to seek fame and fortune. Though when looking for this American dream comes at an expensive cost. Hunter S. Thompson paid this price the hard way and even then did not achieve the American dream he was searching for. In Thompson’s novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Thompson explains that drugs will change people even turn your best friends against you and those drugs can make you happy, but will not allow you fully achieve happiness that the American dream promises through allusions and symbolism....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Drugs, Happiness]

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growing up and loathing it

- Growing Up and Loathing It Alienation can be interpreted as loneliness caused by the lack of understanding of others, and may be caused by oneself or inflicted upon by another. During teenage years, boys are especially susceptible to the anguish felt as a result of alienation. Jerry Renault, the protagonist of the Chocolate War, is encumbered by both the alienation imposed upon himself, and that which is burdened upon him by a secret society known as the Vigils. The Catcher in the Rye introduces Holden Caufield who has segregated himself from all but a few of those surrounding him, and is deeply troubled by this....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Corruption of the American Dream in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

- The idea of the American Dream is it began as an idea people could thrive from, but became detrimental through corruption. Society’s necessity for material goods and money for personal happiness distorts the American dream. One’s morals will be compromised once one decides to live a life for the sole purpose of following a corrupted ideal. In Hunter S. Thompson’s literary work, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his viewpoint of the American Dream is expressed. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, written by Hunter S....   [tags: Hunter S. Thompson]

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Depression And Self-Loathing

- Abstract Depression strikes a large number of people around the world. It can be brought on by many things, such as childhood trauma, social issues, and drug use. The one thing that sets depression apart from many other mental afflictions is that everyone who has it may have it for different reasons and are taking different steps to remedy it. Some seek psychoanalysis while some rely on a pill to make them feel better. Others turn to self-medication, in the case of depression known as self-loathing, self-mutilation, and suicide....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fear and Loathing On the Campaign Trail 821772

- Fear and Loathing On the Campaign Trail 821772 I knew I was in for something different before even opening the book. On the cover of the book was a skull colored by the American flag, with swastikas in its eye sockets. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, as I had no idea who Hunter S. Thompson was. I opened the book and began to read through the author’s preface. Throughout were numerous references to drugs, sex, and politics. I began to get a picture of who HST was and about his style of writing....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Chasing the American Dream in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Revolutionary Road

- Though many try to chase after their American Dream, many people long for more and come up short. The American Dream can be defined as “The belief that anyone, regardless of where they were born or what class they were born into, can attain their own version of success in a society where upward mobility is possible for everyone. The American dream is achieved through sacrifice, risk-taking and hard work, not by chance”. Basically this means that if you work towards your goals and put in the effort, then success can be achieved....   [tags: failure, happiness, lsd]

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Superficial, Analytical, and Core Interpretations in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

- In a complex world, are things as they seem, or are they a simple misconception. Without complexity there are limited possibilities to a simple stimulus. A limited world is a simple world, thus boring and unsatisfying. Thompson’s book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas has been misunderstood, and dismissed without further exploration, it needs to be analyzed and interpreted from three different aspects to acquire true apprehension : superficial, analytical, and core. Lead in “No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs....   [tags: Literary Analysis, American Literature]

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Analysis of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

- ... It was enough to sit here with a head of mescaline and listen to hour after hour of irrelevant gibberish” (Thompson 143). This is also a demonstration of unpatriotic behavior. Citizens have a moral obligation to help solve problems affecting their states Secondly, the American society is as a blacked out society. Drugs, alcoholism and black market enterprises characterize a blacked out society. A black market society is a consumer based society characterized by both legal and illegal business the duke and the attorney are not drug dealers but heavy consumers....   [tags: America, Society, Hypocritical]

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Road Trips in Literature: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Travels with Charlie

- Road trips are known to be fun adventures. When someone says they are going on a road trip people expect them to go and see amazing places and then come back. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck and On the Road by Jack Kerouac are about road trips but these trips are not about the adventure. Duke from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Sal from On the Road and Steinbeck from Travels with Charley all go on road trips because of the American drive....   [tags: happiness, success, adventures]

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Loathing of Urban Life Depicted in William Blake's "London" and John Betjeman's "Slough"

- The poem ‘London’ by William Blake, expresses feelings of despair at the depressed state of the capital city in the late 18th century and the loathing of its inhabitants. William blake The poem is written in iambic tetrameter, which initially gives the impression that the poem will be a cheerful and upbeat poem. However, when you realise words such as ‘Weakness’ and ‘Woe’ the true hatred and resentment of the poem is shown. In the first verse of the poem, the word ‘charter’d’ is repeated. The first use of ‘charter’d’ is implying that there is nothing new to discover and therefore is dull and boring....   [tags: poetry]

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The American Dream in the Works of John Steinbeck and Hunter S. Thompson

- Two writers who come quickly to my mind whenever I hear or see images of American patriotism are John Steinbeck and Hunter S. Thompson. As different as these two men are, their writing is similar in that the American Dream constantly fails their characters. Both seek to define America and the American Dream, however, it remains seemingly elusive, and both writers fail to find it. I choose Steinbeck and Thompson because, to me, their writing styles are the same. They have the same lust for language and powerful writing....   [tags: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas]

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson

- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream was originally written by Hunter S. Thompson in 1971. This classic novel showcases a stoned sportswriter, Raoul Duke, who also refers to his own ego as “Dr. Gonzo”. Duke travels to Las Vegas with his fellow Samoan “attorney” to cover a motorcycle race on the outskirts of Las Vegas called the Mint 400. After a series of reckless events, Raoul and his companion finally make their way to the city. Once there, they find themselves stirring up a great deal of trouble and receive a heap of public attention due to their erratic, drug-induced behaviors....   [tags: Film Version, Styles of Narration]

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Fear and Loathing in Russia

- Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli, the father of modern political philosophy, was born in Florence, Italy during the renaissance. Machiavelli is best known for The Prince which he wrote in 1532. In The Prince, Machiavelli offers political advice on an array of matters, such as whether as a leader it is better to be loved or feared. Machiavelli's philosophy can be related back to the Russian Tsars and Tsarinas. A specific quote that shows this is, “Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince....   [tags: leader, soldier, politics]

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F. S. Fitzgerald's Fighting the Past and Self-loathing in Babylon Revisited

- F. S. Fitzgerald's Fighting the Past and Self-Loathing in "Babylon Revisited" Franklin Scott Fitzgerald's life as a writer in the 1920's shaped the stories that he created. Much of the content of many of his tales correlates with his private life with his wife Zelda, his trouble with alcohol, and their lives in Europe. Fitzgerald wrote the story "Babylon Revisited" - perhaps his most widely read story - in December of 1930, and then it was published in February of 1931 in The Saturday Evening Post....   [tags: American Literature F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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Perfection, Plastic Surgery, and Self-loathing

- In a society where media rules, appearance means everything. Images of supermodels and celebrities promoting the latest fashions and products constantly bombard consumers promising us that if they buy these products, they too will attain the same level of just glamor. We can’t help but envy the gorgeous women we see in magazines with their perfect smiles and airbrushed breasts and thighs especially when expectations of physical perfection have become so high that they are nearly unobtainable. Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie Doll” describes how this standard of perfection affects young girls and can carry on throughout their lives causing irreparable damages....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery Essays]

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The Bluest Eyes By Toni Morrison

- In the novel “The Bluest Eyes”, by Toni Morrison, Racial self-loathing and hatred is a major theme through the text, and is even evident in the title. Instead of making the plot center around events over racism, the book shows a deeper portrayal of racism, emphasizing on the way racial self-hatred and loathing plagues the black characters. The novel shows an extended depiction of the ways in which internalized white beauty standards distort the lives of the black characters. The author shows this by having African Americans who have lighter features, Maureen Peal, Geraldine and Soaphead Church, and characters with darker features, Pecola and her Parents Cholly, and Pauline Breedlove....   [tags: White people, Black people, Racism, Race]

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The Martyr and the Hero: Comparion of Arthur Miller´s The Crucible and Nathanial Hawthrone The Scarlet Letter

- Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Nathanial Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter share remarkable parallels not only in their examination of early Puritan America, but also in the dilemma of the two main male characters, John Proctor and Arthur Dimmesdale. Both these men had sinful relations with another member of the town, and must deal with the adversity that resulted from their sin. Although both John Proctor and Reverend Dimmesdale become hypocrites in their society, Proctor overcomes his sin and is able to redeem himself, while Dimmesdale’s pride and untimely death prevent him from fully experiencing redemption....   [tags: sinful, relations, adversity, hypocrites]

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Death, Personal Experience and the Supernatural in Sylvia Plath's Poetry

- These five poems by Sylvia Plath are all connected by the theme of death, self-loathing, and by the presence of historical and magical concepts. Sylvia Plath uses very powerfully charged imagery of controversial and emotional topics in order to best describe her own life. Most of the poems reflect her own personal life, including the events that she has experienced and, more appropriately, the relationships and emotions that she has felt. Every single one of these five poems uses the word “dead” and the topic of death itself is prevalent in some manner....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Self-Esteem and Social Media

- Self-esteem and Social Media Social media has taken over the world of communication and has changed the ways in which we communicate on a daily basis. It is extremely influential on our lives because of how easily we are able to access these mediums of communication. I’m intrigued by the effects that social media has on people’s perceptions of their self-worth. Almost all of the social networking sites seem to measure, at least to some extent, the popularity level or status of its users. All have a number of ‘followers’ or ‘friends’ which if there’s a high number of followers or friends that seems to elevate a person’s popularity level or their online status....   [tags: easy access to communication medium]

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So Much Hate

- College Admissions Essay - So Much Hate   So much hate in this world,           Time,                       Age,                               Century. So much death by so many people over the smallest fault,          Against them,                       They see,                               They cannot tolerate. Fear and shame haunt our cities,          Towns,                    Homes,                            Hearts. The hearts of those not welcomed by too many:          Latinos,                   Negroes,                             Homosexuals,                                      The Beautiful Diverse For being who they are,          What they are,...   [tags: College Admissions Essay Poem]

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The Importance Of Being An Only Child

- Being an only child, with little to no social interaction with children before my foray into the jungle that is the public education system, left me as most would say, socially stunted, and while I concur I would argue it also left me self reflective. While most kids wanted to play house, I was more interested in running a fashion house, I was never simply content to play with dolls I had to either play couturier, altering the standard garments, often draping tissues and washcloths, attached with rubber bands, until I would admire my work as I imagine Lagerfeld does before he presents a collection, or I would often spend hours constructing perfectly decorated houses, for my dolls to play out...   [tags: High school, Middle school, Imogen Heap]

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Essay on Art in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

- Art in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man               Stephen Dedalus' philosophy of art, expressed in his discussion with Lynch in Chapter Five, seems essentially romantic, yet the novel is written in a very realistic mode typical of the twentieth century. This apparent inconsistency may direct us to one way of interpreting this novel. Dedalus' idea of art may be Romantic, but because his world is no longer the world of the Romantics he has to see art more as a fundamental validation of his own being than as a communication of a special vision....   [tags: Portrait Artist Young Man]

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Understanding the Mind of Hamlet with His Soliloquies

- Understanding the Mind of Hamlet with His Soliloquies The term soliloquy is a literary or dramatic form of discourse, within which a character talks to himself and reveals his inner thoughts without addressing a listener. Hamlet uses soliloquies to express his feelings towards his dead father and self loathing to the reader of the play but to none of the characters within it. Hamlet has a complex character and it is important for the audience to be able to understand Hamlet’s feelings on the themes of the play without him having to explain them to another character....   [tags: Papers]

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Alter Your Native Land

- Alter Your Native Land. - Stiff Little Fingers, “Alternative Ulster,” 1979 By definition, a counterculture possesses values and mores that are in opposition to those of an established society. When one hears the word “counterculture,” it may prompt images of hippies, punks, demonstrators, or underground political movements – in other words, a group of people (usually young) with a purpose, who are trying to make a change or say something meaningful about the larger culture in which they live. In addition to demonstrations, music, or simply lifestyle choices, this kind of action may be taken in writing....   [tags: American Culture Cultural Essays]

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Analysis of Article I´d Sell YOu Sucide: Pop Music and Moral Panic in the Age of Marilyn Manson by Robert Wright

- ... Parents were not ready for new pop music which emphasized parting and sex. All together the title means that America blamed Marilyn Manson for the popularization of suicide and for the lives of the adolescents who did commit suicide. The title explains what the author will be discussing and shows that it a very complex issue. It is not just about Manson’s outrageous look or up front lyrics that were not censored. It is a mixture of both these things and others. The title gets us ready for an intelligent and complex argument....   [tags: artist, industry, teenager, sucide]

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The Significance of Edward Hyde's Character in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

- The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a novel written by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and published in 1886. It concerns a lawyer, Gabriel Utterson, who investigates the strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the reclusive Mr. Edward Hyde. This novel represents an ideology in Western culture; the perpetual conflict between humanity’s virtuosity and immorality. It is interpreted as an accurate guidebook to the Victorian era’s belief of the duality of human nature....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Mr. Dimmesdale's Feelings of Guilt and Shame in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter"

- Guilt, shame, and penitence are just a few of the emotions that are often associated with a great act of sin. Mr. Arthur Dimmesdale, a highly respected minister of a 17th century Puritan community, is true example of this as he was somehow affected by all of these emotions after committing adultery. Due to the seven years of torturous internal struggle that finally resulted in his untimely death, Mr. Dimmesdale is the character who suffered the most throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter, guilt, charac]

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Family in The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

- In The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy tells the story of a high court judge, Ivan Ilyich Golovin, who lives in Russia during the 1800s. The story centers on a tragedy that befalls Ivan. He takes a fall while finishing the decorations in his new home. While falling, he banged his side against the window frame. As time passes, his health starts to slowly deteriorate until he is permanently bedridden and miserable. Throughout the novella Ivan’s family, most particularly his wife Praskovya Fedorovna, is a consistent annoyance in his otherwise straight-forward life....   [tags: Illness, Relationships, Death]

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Does Divorce Create Long Term Negative Effects For Children?

- Does Divorce Create Long-Term Negative Effects for Children.   Introduction    Marriage and divorce rates has been a trending topic recently. What is causing this soaring rate and what are the future consequences. Fifty percent of all marriages in the United States of America end up divorced. The divorce rate among couple with children is 40 percent lower than couple without children, and nearly half of all children with divorced parents will experience the second marriage of one or both parents....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Divorce, Alimony]

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The American Empire: Created From the British Empire

- The American identity is not concrete. It grows, transforms, evolves, and the American people evolve in parallel. Through vote and through policy, media and protest, election and law, the people dictate the country’s, and the identity’s course. The identity that has roots in revolution. 1776, the United States breaks from Great Britain. The people free themselves, from oppression, from royalty, and begin the governmental experiment that will dominate the globe for the next two and a half centuries....   [tags: The American and British Empires]

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The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

-  “I’m never going to act like my mother!” These words are increasingly common and yet unavoidable. Why is it that as children, we are able to point out every flaw in our parents, but as we grow up, we recognize that we are repeating the same mistakes we observed. The answer is generational curses: un-cleansed iniquities that increase in strength from one generation to the next, affecting the members of that family and all who come into relationship with that family (Hickey 13). Marilyn Hickey, a Christian author, explains how this biblically rooted cycle is never ending when she says, “Each generation adds to the overall iniquity, further weakening the resistance of the next generation to si...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Desire to Perpetuate the Purity of Children

- In The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss wrote, “When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” Children live in a world full of innocence, ignorance, and bliss. They are not affected by the corruption of the world; therefore, naiveté is preserved. In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, innocence is shown through the pond and Holden’s desire for being a “catcher in the rye”; through Phoebe, Allie, and Sunny for their adolescence; and through the carrousel and the Museum of Natural History for their conservation....   [tags: J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye]

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Analysis of Truman Capote´s In Cold Blood

- Truman Capote put-to-words a captivating tale of two monsters who committed four murders in cold blood. However, despite their atrocities, Capote still managed to sway his readers into a mood of compassion. Although, his tone may have transformed several times throughout the book, his overall purpose never altered. Truman began the novel with a chapter of exposition. His main purpose of this segment was to describe the victims, which he did by writing in an ominous tone. This tone acting primarily as a foreshadowing of what the reader knew would come....   [tags: Murder, Pre-meditation]

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The Black Cat By Edgar Allen Poe

- “William Wilson” is many of Edgar Allen Poe’s short stories as well as the “Black Cat”. Both of these two famous short stories are very similar in many of ways but can also be different. These two stories both portray figures of evil and self-loathing but have different ways of showing examples of each. “William Wilson” is a story about a boy who finds himself an enemy at a young age but later comes to find out that it was himself who was the enemy all along. The “Black Cat” is a short story about a guy who is not the best man and is practically insane....   [tags: Short story, Edgar Allan Poe]

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Literary Analysis Of ' Fahrenheit 451 '

- Literary Topics Fahrenheit 451 Scott Hjembo English 1302 Professor Rodock 22 June, 2015 In the novel Fahrenheit 451 there are many literary topics. One of the main parts of this book is symbolism it uses this to some of the most gratifying results; it does this through the way that it uses the representation of blood and how it reflects a humans soul, also when the author uses fire as a key symbol for many different points as well as using a phoenix to describe mankind towards the end of the novel which has a great effect on how mankind can be adaptable....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, Reality television]

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Analysis Of Ray Bradbury 's The Pedestrian

- rom the dawn of time, man has had many questions. Some he finds answers to, while others he might spend his entire life seeking answers to, one of these being the question of why are humans so vicious to each other. Wise men have spent hours devoted to elaborate explanations, when the root of the answer is quite plain: fear. Fear is perhaps the most powerful motivator; from the seemingly minor fear one might harbor towards mice towards the more complex fear of death, all have something above all that inspires intense fear and loathing, something they would drain seas and level mountains to avoid....   [tags: Fear, Anger, Ray Bradbury, The Pedestrian]

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Apologies : Suicide Note By Janice Mirikitani

- APOLOGIES Suicide Note by Janice Mirikitani, is a heartbreaking poem of a young woman who commits suicide. All of her feelings and emotions are left behind in her last note. As thoughts of not feeling worthy enough over take this young girl, she writes her final thoughts and apologies to her mother and father. As such a catastrophic event happens Mirikitani’s use of metaphors and descriptive writing take you to the young girl’s final moments. Making you wish you could reach out and stop her from jumping off the ledge that icy winter night....   [tags: Suicide, Feeling, Emotion, Suicide methods]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Educating Rita

- In my English 251 class at College of the Sequoias, the class was shown a movie called, “Educating Rita.” It is a movie about an uneducated woman named “Rita” who is trying to discover herself and wants to go back to school, with the help of her professor Frank Bryant. Frank is a professor that uses alcohol to cope with his divorce. A problem Rita faces is with her family and husband wanting her to have a baby. Facing many obstacles, Rita makes her choice to better her education and leave behind the problems that were dragging her down....   [tags: Suicide, Major depressive disorder]

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Why Europeans and Muslims Cannot Coexist

- Clashes between Christianity and Islam have taken place since Islam’s inception. The most recent clash is the one happening now between Western Europeans and the Muslim immigrants who began arriving in the 1960s and now make up 4 to 5% of the total population. Islam is regarded as the fastest growing religion in Europe, through the immigrations and high birth rates causing to a rapid increase in Muslim population in Europe, which will make Islam be the domineering power in the future. The recent research indicates that there are more than 53 million Muslim in Europe, 14 million of them in the European union....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Religion, Culture]

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Toni Morrison 's The Bluest Eye

- It’s a Slow Fade Having started long before, the Civil Rights Movement was at its peak in the 60’s, having had the success of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. While they were making legal progression, it is no secret that there was still hatred felt towards colored people of the time, which was expressed through lynching and racial slurs. Rarely, if ever, would a colored person be seen as a movie star or someone considered beautiful. The expectation of beautiful was found in actresses like Marilyn Monroe and Shirley Temple, both blonde, blue eyed, and, most importantly, white....   [tags: White people, Colored, Racism, African American]

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Toni Morrison 's The Bluest Eye

- “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”: A Marxist reading of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison born Chloe Walker was born in Lorain, Ohio in 1931. In 1949, after graduating from Lorain high school, Morrison attended Howard University. Where she majored in English and minored in classics, also while attending Howard University Morrison was an active socialite. By 1954 Morrison graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Upon graduation Morrison devoted her time to teaching at prestigious universities such as Yale, Princeton, Howard and Southern University....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Marxism, Bourgeoisie]

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Forming An Identity By Lisa Kanae

- Forming an Identity Lisa Kanae’s Voices Merged to One Tongue “Standard English was imposed on children of immigrant parents, then the children were separated from native English speakers, then the children were labeled “inferior” and “ignorant” (Hughes 70) because they could not speak Standard English. In addition to feeling inferior about their second language skills, these students also felt inadequate in regard to speaking their own mother tongues” (qtd in Kanae) I come home from college and see my mom cooking dinner over the stove as I walk up the stairs....   [tags: English language, Second language]

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Integrity as a Resolving Theme

- Ethical behavior is, surprisingly, a rare trait in humanity. Integrity is often overlooked until it presents itself in someone at a specific moment. In the 1950’s, during the era of McCarthyism, many were arrested on suspicion of communism. The lack of ethical behavior during this time caused people to turn against and distrust each other, regardless of previous companionships. No one contradict the accusations even to save a friend or colleague. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, morals and lack thereof are crucial themes in The Crucible, but a rare and special trait in the characters....   [tags: Arthur Miller, The Crucible]

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The Grinch Movie Essay

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Exploring How Genre and Narrative Features Create Meaning and Generate Audience Response in Twelve Monkeys

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Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

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Medea and the Greek Idea of Control

- Medea and the Greek Idea of Control Nothing bothered the Ancient Greeks more than chaos. Of this there is proof in the many artifacts recovered from Ancient Greek sites; their pottery, sculpture, architecture, and literature all convey the importance of balance and control to their society. "Medea," written by Euripedes, reveals this idea of the Greeks. The play illustrates many evils of the society: a civilian fighting against social morals, and, even worse, committing murder. More importantly, though, it proves though chaos and evil are powerful forces, "good" ones, balance and control, for example, will always prevail....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of ' Lord Of The Flies '

- Could it be, that our personality lay more in the power of situation and less in the power of biological factors. The boys’ savage and immoral behavior, shown at the end of the novel, “Lord of the Flies” should be condemned on both the environmental situation they lived through and biological factors. This novel is based on the topic of nature versus nurture and although I agree that they both had an impact on the boys ' behavior, a more rational appeal would be that the power of the situation overruled the power of biological factors....   [tags: English-language films, William Golding]

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Theme of Conflict in "Romeo and Juliet"

- ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare incorporates the theme of conflict through many different characters and situations. The definition of conflict is “a fight, battle, or struggle; especially a prolonged struggle; strife” The play mainly focuses on the tragic lives of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet; the two characters belong to the Montague and Capulet households respectively, which have held ongoing grudges against each other for years. The play ends with both main characters committing suicide, to be together in heaven....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Effectiveness of the Progressive Era

- Within the period of 1900-1920, many national reforms were rising to the top as Progressive Era reformers and the federal government heard the voices of the people. The effectiveness of Progressivism is a controversial subject for some, but the future was changed through the events of any actions a president made, the rights of people, and unfair treatment and conditions. This era brings changes to our society that also changes the future of it. These two decades brought forth successful times in bettering America....   [tags: trusts, monopoly, meat quality]

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Drugs : Drugs And Drugs

- This is especially seen with drug use, drugs affect the brain in a specific way that create the feeling of “being okay” for those with addictions. They believe themselves only happy when drugs are in them. It makes sense, drugs help to stimulate neurotransmitters in the brain to send out messages to the body allowing to fool the brain into thinking that all is okay. Drug addicts rarely ever think about their actions and just focus on making those neurotransmitters fire. Those who use drugs yearn for the influx of dopamine into their system allowing for them to feel euphoric....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Psychology, Dopamine]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Othello

- Picture this- William Harold Shakespeare, the most coveted playwriter in the history of the world, sitting at his desk, perspicaciously pondering over what shall become his most prominant and delicated tragedy of yet. Of course, given what little is known about Shakespeere displays, such deepseated imagery cannot simply be accomplished without first the propriety of haste and vinction.And yet, his very own rhetorical vibe displays allows such a vague pictoration to be concieved. Throughout the whole of Othello, the great Shakespeare remarks through an astounding displays show of pronouns, allitteration, and cacophonous diction his own resentment of both the King of Italy and the poor conditi...   [tags: analytical essay]

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Mirror, by Sylvia Plath

- Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Sylvia Plath’s poem “Mirror” is a sad expression of a woman’s perception of her own self-worth based primarily on her outward appearance and her inability to come to terms with her aging. The work utilizes the literary devices of personification, imagery, and symbolism, to emphasize the poems theme of human vanity and the subsequent fear of aging. Plath personifies the mirror who as a first person narrator takes on two forms. The first being that of a manufactured mirror which at the opening of the poem states “I am silver” (Line 1) which alludes to the silvering process used in the production of commercially produced mirrors....   [tags: Self-Worth, Aging, Appearance]

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A Sense of Atmosphere in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde

- A Sense of Atmosphere in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde Introduction: The tension and suspense in the novel begins with the title, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It makes you want to know what the strange case was and how it affected the characters. One day, Utterson was out walking with the town distant kinsman Mr. Enfield when they passed a house Mr.Enfield tells Mr Utterson a strange case about the house. Description of the house makes reader feel mysterious....   [tags: Papers]

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Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

- Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson presents Hyde in many different ways by describing the main character of Hyde, in an effective and detailed style, and providing a variety of language, imagery and atmosphere, which also helps to create the symbol which Hyde stands for. Stevenson explores what good and evil symbolised at that time in the Victorian society, and how this leads up to the representation of Hyde. Respectability and reputation were very important factors to consider in the Victorian society....   [tags: Papers]

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- A Personal Utopia: An Analysis of a Key Passage in Brave New World The key passage of Aldous Huxley’s Brace New World takes place after John has been arrested and is a conversation with Mond. When John and Mond speak of ideal societies, a major part of Brave New World, the aspect of human nature which makes us search continuously for our personal Utopia, becomes apparent. In Mond’s study, the sacrifices each character makes in order to find a Utopia are interconnected. The search for a personal Utopia reveals Huxley’s view on human nature of sacrificing everything to live with self-fulfillment....   [tags: Brave New World]

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Race And Beauty in Toni Morrison's Novel The Bluest Eye

- Throughout Toni Morrison's novel The Bluest Eye, she captures, with vivid insight, the plight of a young African American girl and what she would be subjected to in a media contrived society that places its ideal of beauty on the e quintessential blue-eyed, blonde woman. The idea of what is beautiful has been stereotyped in the mass media since the beginning and creates a mental and emotional damage to self and soul. This oppression to the soul creates a socio-economic displacement causing a cycle of dysfunction and abuses....   [tags: The Bluest Eye]

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Atticus Finch's Statement on Prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird

- “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, …until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” Atticus’ statement on prejudice and racism characterises his moral integrity and his empathetic nature. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch is depicted as the complete opposite of what people would perceive to be a stereotypical southern man living in the Deep South during the 1930s. Contrary to the majority of his fellow townspeople of Maycomb, Atticus is a man of great virtue and moral strength....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Role Of Prejudice In The Merchant Of Venice

- The Role of Prejudice In The Merchant of Venice This paper discusses the subject of prejudice in the William Shakespeare play, The Merchant of Venice. I. Introduction William Shakespeare's satirical comedy, The Merchant of Venice, believed to have been written in 1596 was an examination of hatred and greed. The premise deals with the antagonistic relationship between Shylock, a Jewish money-lender and Antonio, the Christian merchant, who is as generous as Shylock is greedy, particularly with his friend, Bassanio....   [tags: The Merchant Of Venice]

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The Changing of Chillingworth throughout The Scarlet Letter

- The Changing of Chillingworth throughout The Scarlet Letter The character of Roger Chillingworth in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter is one of many different faces. Hawthorne changes the character of Chillingworth during different periods of the novel. As Chillingworth's actions and his motives change, so in turn does the reader's opinion of him, which ranges from compassion to antipathy. Hawthorne keeps the character of Chillingworth an enigma, and Hawthorne uses his narrative to shed light on the true feelings of Chillingworth, as well through the good doctor's interaction with other characters, especially Hester, Pearl, and Dimmesdale....   [tags: Papers]

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The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

- The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare The character Shylock was a stereotypical Jew of his time, and as Jews were generally unpopular, the audience would have been automatically prejudiced against him. In Shakespeare's time, Jews were not treated well at all. This was because they were a minority group, as they had been previously banned from the country by Edward I unless they were willing to become a Christian. But, in large European cities, like Venice there was a large Jewish population....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays]

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The Crucible - Emnity And Distrust

- Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is set in Salem village where an atmosphere of enmity and mistrust has been created through the conflicts and disagreements many villagers experience throughout the play. Many of these are caused by or, similar to the conflict between Parris and Proctor, are inflated by the many accusations of witchcraft occurring in the village. John Proctor is very rarely involved in village affairs, preferring to spend time on his farm than getting involved in politics. He does however still have conflicts with others in the village, especially Parris, whom he mistrusts greatly....   [tags: Arthur Miller]

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The Lords of Discipline - Life in a Military Academy

- The Lords of Discipline - Life in a Military Academy      To the average person, school is a place to learn where one may speak their mind freely, yet stay orderly through a light set of values and order. In The Lords of Discipline, we learn of a different type of school. The Institute is a military academy with rigorous mental and physical standards, and very straight-forward and rigid policies. What is learned at the Institute is to stay loyal to your classmates. The upperclassmen do their best to keep this primary rule imbedded in the minds of the plebe’s....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Melville's White Jacket as Public Forum on Corporal Punishment

- Melville's White Jacket as Public Forum on Corporal Punishment Author, Herman Melville utilized many of his literary works as a public forum for politics. Subsequently, the nineteenth century became a time period of great outspokenness among authors who condemned many of societies woes. Authors such as: Thoreau, Longfellow and Emerson all voiced their opposition to these tragedies. Melville wrote openly about slavery, abuse, and many other social injustices. In his novel, White Jacket, Melville wrote against corporal punishment aboard United States Naval Frigates....   [tags: Melville White Jacket Essays]

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Analysis of Shellys Ode to the West Wind

- Analysis of Shellys Ode to the West Wind Analysis of Shelly's "Ode to the West Wind" “Ode to the West Wind” is a poem of deep despair as well as one of vivid imagery. The first section is fairly straightforward with constant references to death, corpses and destruction that Shelly uses as a metaphor for autumn. The allusion to disease and darkness describes the West Wind in this first section. Shelly sees it as a sort of ‘grim reaper’ but seems to come back from the whole topic by also calling it the “preserver”....   [tags: essays papers]

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Still I Rise, by Maya Angelou

- With the poem, Still I Rise, by Maya Angelou, she describes the basic feelings and descriptions of a person that does not need loathing or people to try and lift her up. She shows us that she and all those oppressed in general are strong. We are shown some of the thoughts and feelings people have displayed against her, but the reality is she won't let them get her down. Her moral opulence allows her to rise above where her ancestors fell to slavery, carrying herself as a strong woman. Her ancestors' dream was to have a life in society without fear of what might happen (to them)....   [tags: Poem Poetry Poems]

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Crime and Punishment: Raskolnikov's Room

-      Dostoevsky's 1865 novel Crime and Punishment is the story of an expelled university student's murder of an old pawnbroker and her sister. The idealistic ex-student, Raskolnikov, is ultimately unable to live up to his own nihilistic theory of what makes a "Great Man" and, overcome by fits of morality, betrays himself to the police. Exiled to Siberia, suffering redeems the unfortunate young dreamer. Crime and Punishment is similar in many ways to Balzac's Pere Goriot, especially in respect to questions of morality....   [tags: Crime Punishment Essays]

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Common Themes of Three Songs

- The Postal Service released three hits; The District Sleeps Alone Tonight, Such Great Heights, and Clark Gable. These songs all share a common theme; teenage self-loathing love songs. I will be analyzing these three songs and the common themes between them. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight is about the singer gaining an understanding of why he is not with the one he loves. He sings “I’ll wear my badge…a vinyl sticker with big block letters adherent to my chest that tells your new friends I am a visitor here.” This is expressing that to her it always seemed it was never going to last....   [tags: Music Comparison]

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Means To Tragic Ends (oedipus

- Does man really have free will, or does free will lie within a system of limitations that gradually compose a web of circumstantial fate that ultimately cannot be torn apart. The events in both Oedipus The King and Antigone controversially suggests that man ultimately chooses his own deeds and endures fate and the responsibilities for them. These events brought by fate are unmistakably aggravated by certain characteristics within the characters. Oedipus, from Oedipus The King, Antigone, and Creon, both from Antigone possess such flawed characteristics that lead to their tragic ends....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Seattle Sonics On-Line Communities

- Seattle Sonics On-Line Communities My first thoughts and reactions to on-line communities are I'm not interested; only people who are true technology enthusiasts use on-line communities; and on-line communities are used primarily for entertainment. Obviously my relationship with on-line communities is apparent - I really have not had much experience. I use email to keep in touch with family and friends and my experiences using DaMoo in this English class certainly qualify for experience, but I know that researching NBA basketball on-line communities will begin to demonstrate to me what is available....   [tags: Internet Technology Chat Essays]

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Catcher in the Rye

- Catcher in the Rye Catcher in the Rye: A Coming of Age Tale This novel explores many themes that are commonly felt by teenagers. Salinger’s novel discusses Holden’s stand against phoniness. Another major theme running through the novel is self-loathing, and while it may not be quite that extreme in all cases, most teenagers go through the “awkward” stage. Loneliness is also expressed in the novel. Every teenager goes through a time were they feel like they’re alienated. In a lot of ways, Holden also literally wants to be the catcher in the rye....   [tags: essays papers]

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Bernard Mac Laverty’s Cal

- In Bernard Mac Laverty’s novel Cal, the author sheds light on the conflict in Northern Ireland through a nineteen year old Catholic named Cal. This ideological war has devastating and detrimental effects on all involved especially Cal. Cal is a victim of this war as he is thrown into it and expected to react. As this violent war is surrounding Cal, he is also facing another type of conflict: an internal one. This internal conflict is a result of Cal’s psychological well being and results in self loathing and grueling emotional torment....   [tags: Laverty Cal]

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Death: Learning to Live

- Death: Learning to Live What is death. What makes death such an avoided subject. According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, death is defined as: the permanent cessation of vital functions; the end of life. So maybe we fear death and death’s process because the thought of life ending is unbearable or because we know little about the dying process and naturally, as humans, we fear the unknown. These all may be true and in most cases probably are. But if one was to take a look at death and the process and consider the true meaning of that very moment in one’s life, maybe we would view it differently and maybe, just maybe, see life itself in a whole new way?....   [tags: Death Analysis]

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Sexual Abberations

- In Freud’s view, we all have a sexual desire that needs to be found and fulfilled. As soon as we are born, we try to find ways to please ourselves. He believes that the act of sex should not be shunned, but instead it should be accepted as a natural part of life. According to Freud, sexual aberrations are the result of our upbringing and our dissatisfied infantile sexuality. Around the time Nazis were persecuting homosexuals, Freud seemed fairly sympathetic towards the homosexuals. He believes that we are all born attracted to men and women but as the result of our upbringing, we can become either heterosexual or homosexual....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, sexual desire, sexuality]

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