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Brokeback Mountain and the Western Genre

- The film genre of the Western has long since proven to be more about the conflict and showdowns that occur in the storyline. Usually the western genre incorporates traditional western motifs and icons and adheres to those common plot structures of the genre, but Brokeback Mountain is different from what is to be normally expected because it does not seem like a traditional and conventional Western film at all. Brokeback Mountain has several different twists to it, like the more modern take on it – traditionally, characters in Western films were riding horses, but because Brokeback Mountain is a more modern movie, the two characters Jack and Ennis are seen traveling in cars and...   [tags: Brokeback Mountain Essays]

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Brokeback Mountain

- Setting "Brokeback mountain Mori" begins in a mental institution, passes through an anonymous motel room and tattoo parlor, and ends in the back of a police car. Brokeback mountain never explicitly mentions whether Leonard has been in a mental institution (though certain ambiguous clues indicate that perhaps he has). It also passes through motel rooms and tattoo parlors, but it adds other locations, such as Natalie's house, the bar where she works, a diner, and the abandoned building where Leonard kills both Jimmy and Teddy....   [tags: Brokeback Mountain Essays]

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Brokeback Mountain

- The major plot outline in both the short story and the movie The central drama and point of conflict in any love story is the obstacle between the lovers. In the best known tragic love story in Western history, Romeo and Juliet, the obstacle is their feuding families; in the classic film Casablanca it's virtue and in Brief Encounter, it's the marriage of one of the lovers. This is a story of unfulfilled love in Wyoming. Ennis and Jack, a ranch hand and an aspiring rodeo rider, work together as sheep herders in the summer of 1963 on Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming....   [tags: Brokeback Mountain Essays]

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Adaptation of Brokeback Mountain from Short Story to Feature Film

- Literature is a one track medium, invoking "unfixed" images that is, many specific details are supplied by the reader. On the other hand, film is a five track medium of fixed, specific images and sounds. Invariably, this fixed experience does not exactly mirror that invoked by the literary source material. Therefore, we cannot view an adaptation as a literal transposing, but should instead consider it as a kind of translation. Yet even a casual "translation" of "Brokeback mountain`s short story " would not produce the expanded Brokeback mountain....   [tags: Brokeback Mountain Essays]

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A Timeless Struggle in Brokeback Mountain

- Author Isaac Asimov once wrote,” Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right.” This saying came to mind while reading both Montana 1948 and Brokeback Mountain. The authors, Larry Watson (Montana 1948) and Annie Proulx (Brokeback Mountain) both write stories with the internal conflict of man vs. himself. In Montana 1948 Larry Watson’s main characters the Hayden family cope with a situation of sexual abuse that forces them to search for their moral base and choose between right and wrong....   [tags: Brokeback Mountain Essays]

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Essay on Hardships on Cold Mountain

- Hardships on Cold Mountain    The events one goes through in his or her life often shapes the person he or she becomes.  The challenges faced early in life work to strengthen one’s personality and enable them to live and flourish. In the novel Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier the reader learns about the many obstacles Ruby has had to face while growing up.  These hardships added to the person that she became and made her strong enough to face the obstacles that come later in life.  In being faced with many obstacles in life Ruby was able to learn from them, become a stronger person and therefore survive....   [tags: Cold Mountain Essays]

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The Passion of Mountain Bikes

- The Passion of Mountain Bikes      It has been a decade in the making, but the mountain bike has become a passion for many people. Along with this passion it has also become the most environmental way to get from point A to B. It has gone through a very intense evolution process over the past decade.      It all started with some guys from California who took their bikes out for a ride on their day off, they modified their bikes and turned a hobby of theirs into a worldwide phenomenon. The mountain bike's rapid increase in popularity was influenced by social and economic situations, and by technological improvements that had the needs of bike riders in mind....   [tags: Mountain Bikes Transportation Essays]

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Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

- Cold Mountain In Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain, the theme of music is one of the novel’s most powerful themes. From symbolizing character growth to the healing of physical wounds, music plays an integral part in this novel. While many critics will point out that music has little effect on the human psyche, Charles Frazier shows his belief that music does indeed have a profound effect on the human mind throughout Cold Mountain. Throughout the novel, Inman, Ada, Ruby, Stobrod, and many other characters experience music that allows them to keep faith against the odds or even heal their wounds....   [tags: Cold Mountain Charles Frazier]

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Learning about One's Tribe in the "The Way to Rainy Mountain"

- The Way to Rainy Mountain is by no means a normal novel. It does not have the same cookie cutter formation as most books, where the plot goes from beginning to end in neat little chapters. It is not just a simple book, it is a book that has meaning, and it is a book that makes its readers think. It is a book about connections from the past. These connections are like puzzle pieces that the main character, N. Scott Momaday, has to put together in his journey to truly understand his heritage. Through the past, Momaday finds a way to honor his grandmother’s memory and to connect with his Kiowa culture....   [tags: Way to Rainy Mountain, tribes, Native Americans,]

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Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain

- Michael Warner states in his book The Trouble with Normal that "the [American] culture has thousands of ways for people to govern the sex of others," that a certain regulation of sexuality and desire can be designed "directly, through prohibition and regulation, and indirectly, by embracing one identity or one set of tastes as though they were universally shared, or should be" (Warner 1). According to Warner, the logical process that follows such a regulation ensures a certain shame attaches to any "taste" that is not "universally shared." That this one "taste" "should be" shared implies that it is not universal....   [tags: Brokeback Mountain Essays]

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Essay on Poetry in Prose in Cold Mountain

- Poetry in Prose in Cold Mountain Cold Mountain is poetry in prose, and the examples of this are infinite.  Every character met is described down to the last hair on their head; the war-torn countryside still lives on for Inman to relive and Ada to discover.  The field burning, the sunrises and sunsets, the rivers flowing and the eternal rocks and trees that make up the landscape are all characters in themselves.              The definition of the word ‘poetry’ is allusive to say the least....   [tags: Cold Mountain Essays]

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Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain

- Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain In Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier describes the epic journey home of wounded Confederate soldier Inman from Petersburg to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Inman’s physical voyage home is paralleled by the mental journey made by his sweetheart, Ada, in her transformation from ‘city girl’ into ‘mountain woman’. The story is woven around the experiences of Inman and Ada trying to rebuild their lives from the desperation and disaster of the war, all the while trying to find a way to see each other again--whilst they are so far apart....   [tags: Charles Frazier Cold Mountain Essays]

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Essay on Whitman’s Bivouac on a Mountain Side

- Analysis of Whitman’s Bivouac on a Mountain Side First published after the conclusion of the Civil War in 1865, Walt Whitman’s poem “Bivouac on a Mountain Side” portrays more than just the tangible picture of a transcendentalist’s vision. The mood of the poem reflects the author’s observations and visions of the Civil War while stationed in Washington and Virginia as well as his beliefs about the war by use of imagery and symbolism. The use of imagery in “Bivouac on a Mountain Side” is one of the compelling factors that draws the reader into the poem so that he/she no longer reads what Whitman is writing, but rather sees what he is describing and understands Whitman’s place in th...   [tags: Whitman Bivouac on a Mountain Side]

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Essay on Ada's Metamorphosis to Independent Woman in Cold Mountain

- Ada's Metamorphosis to Independent Woman in Cold Mountain As Ada arrives at Black Cove, she and her father are completely unprepared for a life of independence. The ride there becomes the first of their problems. A new horse and cabriolet were purchased for the trip, but that was their first mistake. "The rain fell aslant, coming at their faces so that the top of the carriage did little good in sheltering them from it" (55). Monroe, Ada's father, had no idea on how to get to Cold Mountain, and "At each fork, Monroe simply guessed at the route they ought to take" (55)....   [tags: Cold Mountain Essays]

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Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain

- Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain Overcast by the gloom of the Civil War, Charles Frazier’s "Cold Mountain" details the growth of his characters as they cope with uncertain times. The two protagonists, Ada and Inman, traverse parallel paths toward redemption. While Ada adapts to an unfamiliar mountainous existence, Inman braves the risk of desertion to return to her. Both characters, however, seek love, spirituality, and an understanding of their disrupted world, and through their kindred courses, Frazier conveys the theme of questioning life....   [tags: Charles Frazier Cold Mountain Essays]

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Past Experiences of Ancestors in N. Scott Momaday's "The Way to Rainy Mountain"

- The Way to Rainy Mountain was written in 1969 by Pulitzer Prize winning author N. Scott Momaday. The novel is about Scott Momaday's Kiowa ancestors and their journey from the Montana area to Fort Sill near Rainy Mountain, Oklahoma, where their surrender to the United States Cavalry took place. In The Way to Rainy Mountain, Momaday traces his ancestral roots back to the beginning of the Kiowa tribe while not only learning more about the Kiowa people but rediscovering himself and finding out what his true identity is....   [tags: Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday, Native Am]

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A Very Warm Mountain

- A Very Warm Mountain Have you ever thought of something having human like emotions such as trees or animals. In the essay “A Very Warm Mountain,” Ursula K. Le Guin offers a whole new angle to look at mountains. Through the use of examples and detailed description Le Guin creates a new perspective on mountains giving then human like qualities. The author discusses the reactions that the person had to the eruption. She writes down journal entrees detailing the explosion day to day and uses some of the entrees in the essay....   [tags: Ursula K. Le Guin A Very Warm Mountain Essays]

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Survival and Love in Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain

- Survival and Love in Charles Frazier’s "Cold Mountain" I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. (ll. 19-24) Wordsworth’s famous and simple poem, “I wandered lonely as a cloud,” expresses the Romantic Age’s appreciation for the beauty and truth that can be found in a setting as ordinary as a field of daffodils. With this final stanza, Wordsworth writes of the mind’s ability to carry those memories of nature’s beauty into any setting, whether city or country....   [tags: Charles Frazier Cold mountain Essays]

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Analysis of N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain

- Analysis of N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain The Way to Rainy Mountain has a distinct pattern in its form.  In each section, it has three parts, each of whose separateness is clearly marked by its own place in each page and its own typeface: the legend, the history, and the personal memory.  The pattern, however, never makes it simple for the readers to understand the novel.  Rather, it confuses and bothers the readers by placing them where the double edges of reality meet.  On the one hand, there is a reality as the result of the dominant ideology, which has become a priori in many cases, and which has hidden that there is another reality (or possibly, multiple realiti...   [tags: Way Rainy Mountain Essays Momaday ]

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The Mountains Of The Mountain

- Puttingneg was a quiet and peaceful city in the northern part of North Dakota surrounded by huge mountains and many streams. The winters were longer than the southern cities in the United States, lasting months. The city known for being a great place to vacation because many people love to sled, ski, and rock climb in the great mountains. When it snowed, the snow seemed like it was a gift from God, as it blanketed the whole city with huge flakes. The crystal-blue waters came down from the mountain streams....   [tags: Amusement park, Roller coaster, Cedar Point]

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Inman’s Spiritual Journey In Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

- Cold Mountain is a popular book and movie written by Charles Frazier. Cold Mountain is a book about two lovers, Inman and Ada, during the Civil War, who depart on separate journeys in hopes of reuniting with one another. The novel is viewed as the physical journey of Inman from the Civil War to Cold Mountain and the inner journey of Ada, but people neglect the sheer importance that Inman’s spiritual journey has on the book. Inman’s physical journey is really non-connected episodes that are linked together by the thread that is Inman’s spiritual sense....   [tags: Cold Mountain Analysis Review]

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Charles Frazier's Use of Music in Cold Mountain

- Charles Frazier's Use of Music in Cold Mountain The American Civil War was a bitter, grief-filled conflict with oddly musical overtones. A Southern soldier, Alexander Hunter, recalled that “There was music in plenty,” (Lawrence 169) just as Charles Frazier’s character Stobrod in Cold Mountain remarks that “there was so much music back then” (407). While both the Union and the Confederacy placed great import on music, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier focuses primarily on the Southern perspective of the war, in all of its aspects....   [tags: Charles Frazier Music Cold Mountain Essays]

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My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

- My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George This book is told from the diary of the main character, Sam Gribley. Sam is a boy full of determination. He didn’t give up and go home like everyone thought he would. He is strong of mind. After the first night in the freezing rain, with no fire and no food, he still went on. He is a born survivor. He lasted the winter, through storms, hunger, and loneliness, and came out on top even when everyone expected him to fail. “The land is no place for a Gribley” p....   [tags: My Side Mountain Jean George Essays]

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James Baldwin's Go Tell It On the Mountain and Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones

- James Baldwin's Go Tell It On the Mountain and Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones In most religions, especially the Judeo-Christian faith, heaven or the afterlife is a place reserved for those who are able to somehow earn or receive an appointed place there during their life on earth. In the Christian tradition, those who attain eternal life are able to forgo the earthly pleasures that tempt them while they live, and form a separate entity that rejects carnality and remains obedient to God. While recognizing themselves as inherently sinful creatures, they seek to come as close as they can to the holiness of the divine during their life on earth, in order to reap the benefits after death....   [tags: Compare Contrast Bones Mountain Essays]

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Review Of ' The Mountain '

- Review of the Mountain When I started to read Miracle on Voodoo Mountain, I was quite moved by the faith and honor that Megan Boudreaux portrayed. In my mind, I could think only of how scared she must have been to leave here loved ones behind and venture a world away. Without a concrete plan of how she was going to survive, she put her faith in God and followed her dreams. I cannot say that I found the book to be as amazing as I originally thought it would be, but I have learned many things about Haiti and the culture, and I am thankful for the experience....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Haiti, Slavery]

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The Day Of The Mountain

- Michonne woke with a searing pain in her neck. She groaned, stretching her sore muscles as she sat up in the back seat of the Jeep Cherokee. For the second night in a row, appearances of the little boy and Winnie plagued her dreams. The early morning light shone in her eyes and she positioned her hand like a visor as she examined the figures moving around outside. She pressed her cheek against her knee as she watched Rick’s silhouette pacing outside as if deep in thought. He paused near the trees on the far side of the camp, rubbing the back of his neck....   [tags: English-language films, Fishing, Eye color]

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The Mountain of Old

- The Mountain Of Old “A Editorial of The Old Mountain” Soft fragranced wind blows through my hair and tingles all of my wondrous senses, the greens, browns, and grey’s float through my view. I am home, in the loving nurturing place called the Big Horn Mountains, it’s where I was raised. This place even before I was born was a get away from city life for my family, and that tradition just grew stronger when I was alive. Some of my earliest memories as a child were up in the mountains at our secluded little two bedroom cabin off the main road from Deer Haven Lodge....   [tags: editorial, personal reflections]

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The Effects Of Skiing On The Middle Of The Mountain Mountains

- Skiing is something that is usually thought to be done on water from where I live now. The skiing I did when I lived in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains was done on water as well. The only thing about water in the middle of January in West Virginia is that it is usually frozen and falling from the sky. The kind of skiing I did was not on a flat plane or boat powered. It was usually on a very steep slope and gravity powered. The thing about snow skiing is that some days can be better than others....   [tags: Skiing, Snow, Ski, Ski touring]

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Analogies in The Mountain by Robert Frost

- In “The Mountain”, Robert Frost uses analogies to convey his message. The mountain is really the center of the town. Frost’s analogies are used in the themes of personification, nature, and metaphors. He also incorporates imagery along with the themes he uses. His comparisons allows the reader to observe how the mountain plays a tremendous role not only in the town but throughout the poem. Personification is an important theme throughout this poem. In lines 1-2 it says, “The mountain held the town as in a shadow I saw so much before I slept there once:.” Also in lines 3-4 it says, “I noticed that I missed stars in the west, where its black body cut into the sky.” This is an example of person...   [tags: personification, nature, and metaphors]

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The Thrill of Mountain Bike Riding

- The Thrill of Mountain Bike Riding The Thrill of Mountain Bike Riding Have you ever experienced the excitement of mountain bike riding. You start pedaling and off you go on a mountain bike nature trail. At first, when you start pedaling going up that first hill your legs start to burn like there is no tomorrow. But, all of a sudden you reach that hill, and gain the confidence that you can do this. The next hill is bigger, and you need to remember to shift your gears while pedaling harder. “Mountain biking is not a series of obstacles, but a succession of opportunities....   [tags: Sport, Skills, Nature]

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The Truth About Mountain Dew

- The Truth about Mountain Dew ‘The soda industry is a $75-billion market, an industry that reached its greatest heights in the US during the 1980s and 1990s’ (Mercola par 1). Mountain dew is a drink appreciated by millions of American teenagers. Found in almost every vending machine, at social events, and in the average American home, mountain dew is a prominent drink. Although its delectable flavor has apprehended the interest of teens, mountain dew is an injurious drink. Mountain dew should be an illegal drink for American teens because of its harmful ingredients, brominated vegetable oil, high fructose corn syrup, and yellow dye, which destroy major body parts, the heart, brain , skin, and...   [tags: Soft drink, High-fructose corn syrup]

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Personal Narrative: A Day on The Mountain

- The most invigorating and eye opening experience happened at Mt. Bousquet, while shredding down the steep slopes it had to offer. Before we departed for the mountains we had organized all of our lunches for the day. We awakened around six o'clock in the morning and started to assemble all different sorts of sandwiches. I had a gyro with excessive amounts of beef, tomatoes, lettuce, and extremely delicious sauce, yet others had chicken sandwiches or burgers topped off with all sorts of condiments your mind could imagine....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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The Movie ' Cold Mountain '

- There are a great deal of outstanding movies about historical events. While watching these movies, people don’t usually think about the historical accuracy of the film. They are just drawn into the action, plot, and how well the actors play their roles. The truth behind these movies is somewhat accurate, but writers tend to add in a lot of fiction to capture the audience’s attention. The same goes for the award winning film Cold Mountain. This film starts out showing the Union soldiers placing bombs under near the Confederate lines....   [tags: Confederate States of America, Union Army]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Cold Mountain '

- Blood, pouring from the wound, effuses out into the world never to be drawn back into its maker’s corpse. This body will never retrieve that lost blood; one does not consume his own gore. That blood may be lost, but the scar endures. Charles Frazier, throughout his novel Cold Mountain, employs many allusions to the classic Greek epic The Odyssey, with specific intent of adjoining the two pieces of literature with particular regard for an allegory with scars. Frazier’s text establishes a connection to the epic through a flourish of references both explicit and opaque, however one of the more tender allusions within the two works beholds this regard to the scars worn by both male protagonists...   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Wound healing, Epic poetry]

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The Mountain by Robert Frost

- Robert Frost writes poems that always seem to have a message that is deeper than what the eyes can read. During this poem, Robert Frost uses descriptive terms and dialogue to convey a story. Mountains are very steep and take a lot of work and dedication to get to the top. Mountains can be compared to fears throughout this poem. You want to overcome fears just the same as you wishing to make it to the top of the mountain. Robert Frost has many themes throughout his poem. Three of the themes during this poem are the description of the mountain, the manipulation of the farmer, and the actions of the man....   [tags: dialogue, nature, poem]

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An Analysis of Mountain Landscape

- Mountain Landscape exemplifies the revered style of landscape brush painting that was first developed and perfected during the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). It was painted around 1663 during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) by a well-known Chinese artist named Kuncan (c.1612-1675). Kuncan, also known as Shiqi, was a Chan (Zen) Buddhist monk painter who used both religion and nature as inspirational models throughout his paintings. Mountain Landscape, a 41 5/8 x 11 1/8 inch hanging scroll, is painted on paper using ink and light color....   [tags: Chinese brush painting]

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Analysis of The Mountain Between Us

- The Mountain Between Us is “a page turning story of love and survival,” as the front cover says. “Both a tender and page-turning read, The Mountain Between Us will reaffirm your belief in the power of love to sustain us,” the cover goes on to say. I believe that this book is both appropriate for and suitable as 4U audience class-room reading material. Thematically, the book does well to show the power of love in the midst of struggle. Despite describing in great detail the adventure of a lifetime, this novel does well to prove true love exists....   [tags: love, survival, literature, life lessons]

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The Negro Artist And Racial Mountain

- A Year in the Rearview Mirror We are born in world where people are classified, a world where each one of us has a role to fill. Most times, it is hard to wake up and escape from this world and its system, so we can make a change. Sometimes some people do realize that something is wrong with our society, however when it comes to get others to see what you see and make them stand up with you, that is when it gets serious and dangerous. We can see how this is true through Malala’s life....   [tags: African American, Black people, The Invisible Man]

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The Negro Artist And The Racial Mountain

- Throughout the course of Black American Writers in Paris, we have read the literature of numerous authors who were influential not only to the Harlem Renaissance but also to the coming generations. Being that the Harlem Renaissance served as an awakening in the black community which allowed black people to celebrate their blackness and their personal individuality. There were many breakout stars during the Harlem Renaissance ranging from Countee Cullen to Josephine Baker to W.E.B. DuBois and so on....   [tags: Black people, African American]

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Becoming A Mountain - Original Writing

- There is nothing more menacing, more intimidating, more alluring than the prospect of conquering a mountain. At precisely 1:15 a.m. I emerged from my tent with my boots laced, my ice-axe stowed, and my headlamp strapped, ready to begin my summit attempt. I was joined by the rest of my team, all of whom were similarly dressed. Our team leader motioned for us to gather. “This is not going to be an easy climb,” he warned, “And I don’t expect all of you to make it to the summit. If you feel disoriented, I will send you down....   [tags: Sky, Sun, Nature, Sun]

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Climbing A Mountain Like Everest

- Climbing a mountain like Everest can be challenging in many ways and cannot be accomplished alone. Many people are necessary to reach the summit with many different specialties. Climbing a mountain seems like a simple task in theory; but the realities behind such a feat are somewhat surprising. Our team was composed with a wide diversity of individuals with different backgrounds. Each individual has many traits to bring to the table as well as many different goals that each would like to accomplish....   [tags: Decision making, Decision theory, Mount Everest]

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A Research On Mountain Health Services

- Mountain Health Services Starting a heath care business is an idea which came to my mind after I realized how the local people in my area were suffering from walkingfor long distances before reaching the nearest heath center. I had also realized that there were a lot of suicidal cases that were related to depression because of: family problems, when one realizes that they are victims of HIV, and other problems in life. If these people got a counselor to help them, then they would atleast change their minds and look at life from a positive dimension....   [tags: Health care, Strategic management, Health]

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The Immersive Ride At The Mountain Park

- their way up a gradual slope, signs give warnings such as “Beware The Drop” and “Turn Back Now.” Too late to back out, passengers find themselves face to face with a steep drop that ends in the dark base of the mountain. The log flume plummets with accelerating speed into the darkness below. Spalsh. Water drenches anyone on board, and the ride comes to a close. Even though water rides can yield a fun and refreshing experience on hot days, a contrasting effect can be found on cold days. Very little fun is found from being drenched with freezing cold water on a forty-five degree day....   [tags: Amusement park, Roller coaster, Cedar Point]

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The Negro Artist And The Racial Mountain

- This paper I am going to be dismissing Hugh 's Langston theory on the “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain. The Hughes Langston was a powerful story, about a young artist saying that “[he wants] to be a poet—not a Negro poet”. The first reason it should be dismissed is because, that all individuals should act on their beliefs, and not what people ask them to do. For sure, the young artist dd not said he wants to be black, he just said he wants to be a poet with no strings attached. If you read the story you will see what the young negro is trying to get at, the boy is trying to make his own path....   [tags: Black people, African American, White people]

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Camping Trip At The Mountain

- I almost fell off a cliff on the side of a mountain. I was in Pitkin, Colorado, on a camping trip during the summer of 2009. The trees were green, the air was fresh so were the lakes, rivers, and ponds were stocked with fish and wildlife was everywhere. Usually, on these camping trips, I would be accompanied by a large number of people. However, this time, it was just my parents, my three brothers, and my two sisters. I was almost 12 years old at the time and having three older brothers made me very competitive....   [tags: Sibling, Family, Parent, Birth order]

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The Legacy Of The Mountain War

- “If it’s true that people don’t go to war to sing, it is also difficult not to sing a war. War stimulates many emotions, heroic, despairing and contrasting feelings, it leaves with exciting and devastating memories”. (Savona & Straniero, 1981: 12) This was particularly true when the echoes of the last shots of WWI died down throughout the Italian Front. The Mountain War, despite leaving ravaged countries and more than two million causalities on both sides of the Eastern sector of the Alps, has also inspired some of the finest expressions of popular music....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Nationalism]

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The Highest Mountain I Can Be

- “I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. I will apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain I can be” (Mandino, 1968). It is not an accident that a person becomes a leader. It is a combination of utilising innate leadership characteristic, knowledge and skills built overtime through education and life experiences. As a leader, it is my goal and responsibility to actualise my potentials to serve and lead others in the best way possible....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Skill]

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Crossing Paths With A Mountain Lion

- Triston Thompson Crossing paths with a mountain lion really changed my perception of how dangerous the wilderness was. I was wearing my black and red striped sweater that had a little hole under my left armpit with my charcoal black sweats that barely covered my ankles due to the shortness in length and wearing my favorite black and white sketchers which were ripped by the toes so, I was able to stick my big toe out of my show. I was walking around the edge of my grandparents ten acre property at around noon because the world around me was really bright, with every step I took crunched due to the deepness of the pale white ice which covered the floor about four inches deep....   [tags: Grandparent, Family, Foot, Inch]

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Soul Mountain, by Gao Xingjian

- Soul Mountain was written by a Chinese novelist, translator, dramatist, director, critic and artist Gao Xingjian. Soul Mountain was a beautiful book and a portrait of physical as well as spiritual journeys. It is not a light book. The first one-third part of the book is rather engaging and enjoyable but the second one-third part of the book is dense and confusing. Overall it is a sort of book that needs a year on reading. Soul Mountain is a novel but it contained all such things, which a novel is not supposed to have....   [tags: quest, diversity, China]

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Go Tell It On The Mountain

- James Baldwin uses the adolescent thoughts of “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” to convey the internal struggle and confusion of a young African-American living in a dominantly white community, attempting to find inner-peace in the affairs of his sexuality, family, and education through the benefits of his religion Through it is no mystery that John Grimes does not adore his home life, John’s disdain is more deeply rooted than at first perceived. His aversion to his family is initially shown on a Saturday in March of 1935, otherwise known to be John’s birthday....   [tags: Life, Family, God, Sin]

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The Case Of Mountain School District

- In the case of Mountain School District, there is a clear hierarchical structure in place. Curriculum and reporting guidelines are established externally through the Ministry of Education. However, it is up to local school districts to develop a program that meets both these guidelines and the needs of the community. The school district operates schools under its umbrella and works with parent stakeholders to receive feedback. At the school level, School A has an administrator who manages daily operations including the teaching staff....   [tags: High school, Teacher, Staff, School district]

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The Mountain Home School District

- The Mountain Home School District is the largest school district in the area, but compared to other schools in the state it is a medium size school in a rural area. I believe this rural area and the academics we have put into place within the high school and junior high school give our school a small school feel and mindset. The academics allow teachers to get to know their students and promote the success of our students. We currently have roughly 4,000 students enrolled K-12 and classroom sizes in the junior high average about 24 students....   [tags: High school, College, Middle school, Education]

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My Summer At Mountain Camp

- Having spent the better part of six summers hiking, cooking, orienteering, and practicing archery on the trails of Huddart Park, California, summer camp became a very precious time of my life. When I entered high school, I began working as a Unit Aide at my camp which meant I had the privilege to now teach young girls a whole slew of tasks such as survival skills, first aid, and knife skills. While attending Woodside Priory High School, I heard about similar activities such as archery and overnights that Mountain Camp counselors hosted....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Camping, Summer camp]

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Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

- Everyday people across the world embark on incredible journeys. These journeys, however big or small, can greatly change a person. They can define who that person is and how that person acts. In Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, many characters go through changes or have their true character tested. Ada realizes that all of her learning through books will not really help her in the real world circumstances that she becomes surrounded in. She has to change adapt to her new life with the help of Ruby....   [tags: the journey, story and character analysis]

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Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

- Many literary works deal with the issue of homosexuality and society’s response to it, and each of the works of literature have a different take on the issue. Therefore, the authors create and design their main characters with the traits and characteristics that are most fit to convey their perception of the issue. One of the most well known literary works that deal with homosexuality is “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx, in which the main characters are two male cowboys that are in love. In fact, the story was controversial enough that director Ang Lee decided to produce an adaptation of the story....   [tags: homosexuality and society's response to it]

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The Appalachian Mountain Range

- Moonshine, hillbillies and a one of kind dialect is what comes to mind when most people think of the Appalachian Mountains and the Appalachia people in the eastern United States. Long identified by the population and commerce found in the area, the Appalachians are also an interesting geologic feature. Running from north to south, the Appalachian Mountain Range is one of the oldest ranges on planet Earth. Beginning to form nearly a billion years ago, the Appalachian Range extends from Alabama to Newfoundland....   [tags: hillbillies, moonshine, ecosystem]

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Appalachian Green Mountain Resort

- Green Mountain Resort Case Study   Background Green Mountain Resort used to be a small resort in the Appalachians. It offered minimum facilities which included skiing, golf and tennis. It was far from major population centers, and the main reason for its erection was to entice buyers from its environs. Many, if not all, property owners got membership to the resort and they were happy about it. However, as soon as the real estate sold out, Green Mountain needed to operate as a normal resort this time, without the easier access to the property buyers....   [tags: land, turnover problem, facilities]

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Film Analysis: Brokeback Mountain

- ... Jack has a son with a cowgirl called Lureen whose father is wealthy because he has a business that sells machineries for farmers. Later on, Ennis and Jack get in touch again, and they start doing “fishing trips.” Alma sees Ennis and Jack kiss the first time Jack comes back to Wyoming and visit Ennis. She gets suspicious about the trips and later realize the truth about the fishing trips. Alma and Ennis get divorced, and Ennis can only see his daughters once a month. After the divorce, Ennis starts going out with Cassie a waitress, and Jack and Ennis start drifting apart and seeing each other less....   [tags: ennis, alma, homosexual people]

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Mountain Ranges of North America: The Rocky Mountains

- The Rocky Mountains are an incredible mountain range located in North America in the Western Hemisphere. The mountain range stretches from northern Colorado and into southwestern Canada. It is home to a diverse ecosystem, both geographically and biologically and is revered as a monumental landform worldwide. The geologic history of the Rocky Mountains has come about as an aggregation of millions of years. Briefly speaking, the formation of the Rockies transpired from hundreds and millions of years of uplift by tectonic plates and millions of years of erosion and ice have helped sculpt the mountains to be what we see today....   [tags: monumental landforms]

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Characters of Cold Mountain

- The film Cold Mountain, directed by Anthony Minghella, is set during the American Civil War and tells the tales of two lovers, Inman and Ada. Inman is a strong, quiet and very moral country boy, very different to the higher class Ada, who herself does not fit in with Inman’s country lifestyle. Just as Inman and Ada realise their love for each other Inman is forced to fight for the South in the war, and Ada is left to look after herself. Inman then struggles to make his way back to his lover; and with no means of contact Ada spends her time trying to keep up hope that Inman is still alive....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review]

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The Green Mountain Resort

- Case Study of the Green Mountain Resort Introduction In this week’s assignment we will discuss the images of managing change and how they relate to the case study of the Green Mountain Resort. First I will identify the change images held by key players in the case study. Then we will look at how the assumed change images influenced dealing with the issues in the case study. Then we will apply an additional change image to the case study and discuss the possible outcome. Then finally I will discuss thoughts on the statement from the text “if we only draw upon one particular frame, then this will take us away from the thinking about what is going on from an alternative perspective” (Palmer,...   [tags: managing change, hospitality, images]

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Mountain Against the Sea

- In Mountain against the Sea (2009), Salim Tamari investigates dichotomies that exist within the historical memory of Palestinian “modernity” prior to and during Zionist and British influences and how this has contributed to the separation from the social changes that were taking place in Ottoman Palestine at the turn of the twentieth century. Typical historical methodologies have used the Nakba as the defining moment of change within Palestinian societies. Tamari, on the other hand, moves beyond this essential methodology and explains how modernity and complex social changes were occurring in Ottoman Palestine even before 1917....   [tags: History, Zionist, British]

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Mountain People: The Ik

- I went to the store. On a brisk Sunday afternoon, I went to the store out of desperation because we did not have any more chili powder for the tacos that I was already in the process of making. Those two sentences say that same thing except the latter paints a completely better picture. Whenever you read something, details are everything. The Mountain People, is an ethnography written by an anthropologist named Colin Turnbull. His book took place in the 1960’s and was published in 1972. His research is over the Ik people who live in the Uganda, Sudan, and Kenya area....   [tags: anthropological analysis]

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Cold Mountain

- Devastation was a feeling many Americans became accustomed to during the outbreak of the Civil war, but this devastation eventually evolved to be the rebirth of the United States. The numbers of casualties were tremendous, and families were torn from it, just as the nation was. There were social, economic, and political complexities that made the war seem even more impossible to resolve. Many filmmakers have tried to realistically capture these complexities in order to reveal the damaging war that preserved the United States....   [tags: Film Review]

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Cold Mountain

- 1. The author and his times: Charles Frazier was born on November 4,1950 in Asheville, North Carolina (sec. 1.1). Frazier’s family influenced him and the placed where he grew up influenced Frazier when he wrote the book. Cold Mountain “is based on local history and stories handed down by Frazier’s father about Frazier’s great-great-uncle William Pinkney Inman (sec. 1.2). 2. Form, structure and plot: This novel is organized of 20 chapters and an epilogue for a total of 449 pages. Frazier has a structure where each chapter it goes back and forth between the two protagonists....   [tags: Charles Frazier, literature, analysis]

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Copper Mountain

- It’s a sunny October afternoon and I’m listening to the breeze gently rustle the tree tops above me. I look down into the creek as I sit here munching on some cashews, and I see trout gliding effortlessly through the crystal-clear water. I revel in how incredibly lush the area is…although it’s been a dry summer the ground is still moist, plants are bright and colorful, and wildlife is abound. After I finish my snack and tuck my trash away into my backpack, I continue my hike up this parcel of land that is may soon become barren with towers of steel and wire draping the landscape....   [tags: Environmental Issues]

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The Monetary Impact Of Keurig Green Mountain

- Introduction How many times have you ever said to a new or old acquaintance do you want to grab a cup of coffee. Coffee is a drink where we can get to know someone better or just sip while catching up. The latest Hoover’s (2015) market research Keurig Green Mountain is the third largest manufacturer and distributor of coffee and coffee-related products behind both Starbucks and Nestle. Single-cup coffee is experiencing growth, and Keurig Green Mountain built their business on the single-cup concept....   [tags: Coffee, Brazil, Starbucks, Ethiopia]

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Mountain Top Removal Is an American Tragedy

- Mountain Top Removal is an American tragedy, the process in which mining companies remove forests and topsoil then explode the mountain apart level by level to get to coal layer. It is estimated that the explosives are equivalent of the Hiroshima bomb. A lot of the mining waste is discarded into valleys and streams; the water runoff is high in silt, ion, and sulfur compounds, which in turn pollute water downstream. Even with chemical treatments, vegetation has a hard time growing on the infertile and highly acidic soil....   [tags: coal mining processes, environmental destruction]

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Rocky Mountain Contaminated Rain: A Look into the Creation of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal

- Rocky Mountain Contaminated Rain: A Look into the Creation of the Rocky Mountain Arse Rocky Mountain Arsenal The United States Army has created many chemical weapons facilities during its tenure as a military organization. Rocky Mountain Arsenal (RMA) in Colorado was such a facility, and its existence had a major negative impact of the environment of the surrounding area. Many Americans are generally unaware of the facility’s original purpose, and specifically unaware of the historical information concerning its creation and eventual dismantling, information which is fascinating, as well as highly informative....   [tags: US army, arsenal, chemical weapon]

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Case Study : Keurig Green Mountain

- Case 2: Keurig Green Mountain Strengths: Market Growth: Coffee consumer numbers are rising worldwide. According to The Business Insider coffee falls second after crude oil and has a worth of approximately $100 billion. Keurig Green Mountain has a large market to target. The coffee industry is not only growing but coffee consumers are willing to pay the price for their daily caffeine boost. The growth in this industry is definitely a strength for Keurig Green Mountain and also an opportunity that should not be wasted....   [tags: Coffee, Drink, Carbonation, Environmentalism]

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal: Past and Present

- The Rocky Mountain Arsenal once home to chemical manufacturing facilities in support of the World War II and some parts of the land was used for the Prisoner of War camp. The Arsenal’s location was selected due to its relative distance from the coast. The weather that conducive or suitable to outdoor work, and the appropriate type of soil needed for the project. The location was also close to Stapleton Airfield, a major transportation hub. The land was also used by some private industries to manufacture pesticides....   [tags: weapon manufactur, wildlife refuge, stapleton ]

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Themes And Motifs Of ' Memorial And The Sound Of The Mountain '

- In the novels Counselor Ayres’ Memorial by Machado de Assis and The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata, there are common themes and motifs that are present in both books. There is a strong element of love (both romantic and familial) and of separation. These themes have significant effects on the characters and the plot. Both novels also present a similar message about life and the world. Although the novels have similar themes, they are expressed differently in each. One major theme in the novels Counselor Ayres’ Memorial and The Sound of the Mountain is love....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Interpersonal relationship]

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Life Of The Mountain Township Of Dundas County

- Life in rural Ontario during the late nineteenth century presents a romanticized view of country lifestyles. Churches proved to be central to families and their relationships with their communities. The context of Lucy Middagh’s 1889-1892 diary is essential to understanding the importance of religion in the Mountain Township of Dundas County. Lucy Middagh was a widow living on a rural farm with her three children and daughter in law. Tory Middagh, Lucy Carson, and Charles Middagh along with his wife Min Middagh make up the family structure of this Methodist and Presbyterian family....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, United Methodist Church]

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Acute Mountain Sickness

- “Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a syndrome induced by hypoxia in unacclimatized individuals who ascend rapidly to altitudes exceeding 2500m and remain there for more than several hours” (Beidleman, et al., 2003, p. 322). AMS typically occurs when an individual is exposed to reduced air pressures and lower oxygen concentrations, which is most often encountered at high altitudes (Heller, 2009). “Oxygen is critical to normal cellular function because it is an essential part of the electron transport chain for energy production in cells” (West, 2004, p....   [tags: Health]

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The Complexity of Mountain Timber Harvest Management

- Mountain timber harvest management and scheduling is a complex, involves in handling multi-step process that determines economic as well as ecological services of forests over a relatively long period of time (Bettinger et al. 1997; Troncoso et al., 2011). Meanwhile, strategic and tactical decisions in forest planning have long-term consequences on the future development of forests ecosystem. The temporal and spatial configuration of desired forest activities have become increasing concern in tactical forest scheduling programs in the last yrs especially in mountain forested ecosystem....   [tags: ecology, economic, efficiency]

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The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

- The Mountain Between Us is “a page turning story of love and survival,” as the front cover says. “Both a tender and page-turning read, The Mountain Between Us will reaffirm your belief in the power of love to sustain us,” the cover goes on to say. I believe that this book is both appropriate for and suitable as 4U audience class-room reading material. Thematically, the book does well to show the power of love in the midst of struggle. Despite describing in great detail the adventure of a lifetime, this novel does well to prove true love exists....   [tags: power of love, true love, relationships]

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Blue Mountain State : The Rise Of Thadland

- Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland, is a movie that continued the Blue Mountain State television show. The general plot of the movie is as followed: The college has a new Dean, Dean Olivares. He wants to disband the football house because he is fed up with their behavior. He sees the house as “a house full of drunkards, prostitutes, and imbeciles…” He sets in motion a plan to auction off the house. To retaliate, Alex Moran and the rest of football team go to Thad Castle, a graduated football player that was drafted into the NFL with a $50-million-dollar contract, for him to bid on the house....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Sexual orientation]

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The School Of The Mountain : A Story Of Hope And Betrayal

- This essay will look at three books from this course and how they represent the idea that during the time of Jefferson to Jackson there was a lack of a true democracy. The saying “for the people, by the people” is a term that was applicable by the few. These few were the white, protestant, elite in America. The books that will provide this idea are The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic by John Putnam Demos, Master of the mountain: Thomas Jefferson and his slaves by Henry Wiencek, and Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson by Joshua Rothman....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Differences Between ' Taxi ' And ' Blind Mountain '

- This comparative study will explore the similarities and differences between ‘Taxi’ (Panahi, 2015) and ‘Blind Mountain’ (Yang, 2007), and how they both present and challenge negative aspects of their home countries through their use and style of filming and writing. Both directors have been ridiculed by their countries’ government and have faced multiple bans but continue to create films. The two films are both feature length and portray the dark, hidden evils committed by various people within the areas....   [tags: Protagonist, Antagonist, Film, Camera]

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Catoctin Mountain Review

- Introduction: The National Park Service (NPS) and the U. S. Department of the Interior (USDI) drafted the Catoctin Mountain National Park Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (2006) to impart knowledge of a need for action to facilitate the regeneration of vegetation and reforestation of the park. A population of white-tailed deer that was exceeding an estimated 100 individual animals per square mile was over browsing the vegetation. According to the EIS a population of 15 to 20 individuals is optimal to protect herd health and allow regeneration of the vegetation....   [tags: Environment ]

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