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Investigating Occurrences Of On The Ball Offenses

- Introduction Following the verdict in the Louis Lupo v Diego Toro [2015] case this paper will investigate occurrences of on the ball offenses so as to evaluate if either Lupo or Toro have justification for their proposed actions. This report will look at other similar cases with these sorts of injuries and what the law says the correct disciplinary action is. In most cases these sorts of injury causing acts have not been sufficiently grave to warrant censurability and were better managed internally by the governing body or by common law....   [tags: Law, Court, Appeal, Tort]

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Organizational Communication As People, There Are Occurrences

- In reviewing organizational communication as people, there are occurrences that allow for people of different cultural perspectives and who may speak different languages to create relationships to achieve diverse purposes. These relationships are forged when human interactions and communications amongst people who share similar interest both work and interpersonal interactions. Using the Meaning-Centered Approach, Zappos has created an organization through ongoing human interaction. Their core values are communicated through training and employees respond positively with a shared understanding, as they experience an environment of family and happiness at all times....   [tags: Communication, Sociology]

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The Mysterious Occurrences and the Box

- The month of October in 1940, witnessed multiple mysterious occurrences in the small rural area. All involving a box, at least that is what the first-hand eyewitnesses all mentioned. Till now no one knows the exact happening, it remained a mystery that baffled everyone till this very day. Some remember a strange man coming to the town. They said he had a somehow intimating presence. He didn’t stay long they say, he just vanished into thin air, leaving no traces behind. The man who the town believed was holding the box....   [tags: short story]

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Supernatural Occurrences in "Beloved" and "The Painted Drum"

- Magic has been a subject of intrigue for centuries. Human beings are fascinated with the unknown and unexplainable. In Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Louise Erdich’s The Painted Drum, many different supernatural elements are at work. In Beloved, a toddler ghost is reincarnated as a young woman who wrecks havoc on her family’s financial, emotional, and physical well being; at the center of Erdich’s novel is a Objiwe drum and the strange power it has over a Native American community. There are similarities and differences in the utilization of this literary technique, but in both cases the authors employ unexplainable occurrences to develop characters and communities....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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David Hume and Future Occurrences

- In An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, David Hume demonstrates how there is no way to rationally make any claims about future occurrences. According to Hume knowledge of matters of fact come from previous experience. From building on this rationale, Hume goes on to prove how, as humans we can only make inferences on what will happen in the future, based on our experiences of the past. But he points out that we are incorrect to believe that we are justified in using our experience of the past as a means of evidence of what will happen in the future....   [tags: Philosophy Hume Philosophical Essays]

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Occurrences or Events that Cannot be Explained Using the Rules of Genetics

- Every good scientist needs background information and research before studying the mysteries of science. In this case when researching Epigenetics, it is vital to understand the basic structure of DNA and the roles of genes and chromosomes. DNA is assembled as a Double Helix [Figure 1], meaning two parallel helices (a three dimensional shape like a spiral) twisted or interlaced around the same point. The DNA’s ‘Outer Walls’ are made of alternating phosphates and sugars. The base pairs found in DNA are composed of Adenine, Thymine, Guanine, and Cytosine [Figure 2]....   [tags: epigenetics, dna, chromosomes]

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Night Captures The Occurrences That Were Faced By Elie Wiesel

- Nights come so often. However, the darkest of nights are the nights that engrave themselves into our subconscious. No matter how hard you try to forget, it is impossible. The Holocaust, as it is remembered, was yet another monstrous aspect of the Second World War. Adolf Hitler conducted the mass genocide of eleven million people, six million of them being Jewish. The Holocaust lasted from January of 1933 and continued until May of 1945. The novel Night captures the occurrences that were faced by author Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor during his time at Auschwitz....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz concentration camp]

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Identifying The Theories Behind The Occurrences And Sequent Offer Explanations

- The present paper intent to enquire into a female serial killer. It shall describe and analyze the theories behind the occurrences and sequent offer explanations. The studies of criminology theories it is important to recognize why humans decide on living a life cycle of crime. Wikipedia.org defines serial killer as, “a person who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break (a “cooling off period”) between them.” Precisely of this, humans who tend to be a serial killer are prone to developmental and physical characteristics....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Criminal justice, Sociology]

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The Civil War: The Second American Revolution?

- ... 6). He analyzed the letters and diaries of twenty-five thousand soldiers, ultimately determining the reasons for the soldier’s continuance to fight during the Civil War. Ironically, both the Union soldiers and the Confederate soldiers appear to have been fighting for the same overall causes. Both, the Confederate and the Union soldiers, “expressed about the same degree of patriotism and ideological conventions.” Confederate states fought for “independence, for their property, for their very survival as a nation,” as well as “resistance to tyranny” (McPherson 13, 27, 36)....   [tags: important occurrences in US history]

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Constitutional Convention: Day by Day Occurrences

- Constitutional Convention: Day by Day Occurrences May 29, 1787 After these few short days of the convention here in Philadelphia, I realized that it would be important to keep personal records of this convention to assist in future discussion. This will also help me with remembering details of the events. Today the "Virginia Plan" was presented by that state's delegates. They proposed a series of many resolutions that seemed well thought out to me. The plan was written by James Madison but was given to us by Edmund Randolph who was a very effective speaker and clear orator....   [tags: Government Essays]

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A Summation of Pride-Related Occurrences in The Stone Angel

- A Summation of Pride-Related Occurrences in The Stone Angel Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel is one of the most acclaimed Canadian novels of all time. In this novel, the most prevailing theme is that of pride; this is seen predominantly through the protagonist, Hagar, but also through other characters, such as Jason Currie. As John Moss states, "What gives Margaret Laurence's vision the resonant dimensions of universal truth is the…interlacing of the destructive and constructive effects of (Hagar's) recalcitrant pride…Pride is a double-edged sword." Indeed, her great pride helps her to cope with the many difficulties she faces throughout her life....   [tags: Stone Angel]

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The Ebola Virus: History, Occurrences, and Effects

- "The only sound is a choking in his throat as he continues to vomit while unconscious. Then comes a sound like a bed sheet being torn in half, which is the sound of his bowels opening at the sphincter and venting blood. The blood is mixed with his intestinal lining. He has sloughed off his gut. The lining of his intestines have come off and are being expelled along with huge amounts of blood" (Preston 17). Ebola, a virus which acquires its name from the Ebola River (located in Zaire, Africa), first emerged in September 1976, when it erupted simultaneously in 55 villages near the headwaters of the river....   [tags: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever]

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David Hume and Future Occurrences

- David Hume, in An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, discusses how we cannot predict the future. Even though our experiences and our reasoning tell us that objects act in a predictable way, we still cannot prove how objects will act in the future based upon previous interactions. After biting into a piece of pizza we expect an enjoyable taste. This enjoyable taste is expected because our past experiences have proven this to us. Even though we think we can predict that the pizza will act the same as our previous experiences, it may just blow up upon biting....   [tags: Empiricists, Empiricism]

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David Hume and Future Occurrences

- Hume asked, "what reason do we have in thinking the future will resemble the past?" It is reasonable to think that it will because there is no contradiction in supposing the future won't resemble the past. But it is also true that is possible for the world to change dramatically and our previous experience would be completely useless in judging future experience. We want to say that past experiences have been a good predictor. We are compelled to do so and it is almost as if we can't help ourselves....   [tags: Empiricists, Empiricism]

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Ordinary Occurences

- John Updike has a clever mind when it comes to writing famously notorious short stories. Simply, his stories are basic, but with a life lesson comes the purpose of the story. Frankly, he leaves the reader leaves the reader in a state of confusion. In two of his stories, a&p and the brown chest, the author relates ordinary occurrences to a greater meaning of life. A&P tells a story of a young man trying to find himself. In this coming-of age story, Sammy, a cashier, notices when three girls come in to the store in bikini’s....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

- Life and Death in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Originally published in 1890 by author and Civil War Veteran Ambrose Bierce, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is a short story that explores a civilian’s final moments before death during the Civil War. Centering on a man, this story opens on a profoundly ambiguous scene: preparations are being made for the hanging of a civilian man by Union troops on the Owl Creek bridge. The military men finish their preparations and step off of the plank, allowing the man to be hanged....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

- Often times events occur in what seems to be mysterious ways to teach an individual a lesson. Choices made when individuals are young, and still growing and developing stick with them. As maturity happens, individuals tend to learn some of the potential consequences they could endure over certain decisions. Life is full of lesson. Life is living to learn how to become better. In this process choices have to be made, and consequences have to be faced. In Ambrose Bierce’s short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” the protagonist Peyton Farquhar makes a poorly thought choice leading to an unfortunate consequence....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

- “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” written by Ambrose Bierce, is about a man named Peyton Farquhar, who was being hung at the Owl Creek Bridge. This story takes place in the American Civil War era in Alabama where the Union army declared, “they would hang any civilian caught interfering with the railroad, its bridges, tunnels or trains.” Bierce uses many different themes in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” but his standout, and most important, themes are man vs. himself, the battle, triumph over adversity, love conquers all, and death....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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An Occurrence At Owl Creek

- “An Occurrence at Owl Creek” the Change in Perspective Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” brings upon many questions relating to its change in perspectives and the focus on the character. The story is classified as realism based on the fact that the author, Bierce, focuses more on the character than the plot itself. Readers worry about the characters hanging, not about the war and the chicanery used by both opponents. Bierce also uses a change in perspective throughout the story to show emphasis on the character and his thoughts....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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Analysis Of ' An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge '

- Perceptions In An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and The Story of an Hour, the authors use similar techniques to create different tones, which in turn illicit very distinct reactions from the reader. Both use a third person narrator with a limited omniscient point of view to tell of a brief, yet significant period of time. In An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Bierce uses this method to create an analytical tone to tell the story of Farquhar 's experience just before death. In The Story of an Hour, Chopin uses this method to create an involved, sympathetic tone to relay the story of Mrs....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge By George Orwell

- George Orwell’s “A Hanging” and Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” are two extremely different stories with one shared aspect; a hanging. One major thing in these stories are similar; however, there are a few small connections throughout both stories. But considering both stories involve an execution hangman style, the two more alike with each other than other short stories in the “Reading Literature and Writing Argument” book. Even though the writings have matching executions styles, the stories are utterly different....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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Literary Analysis : ' Chickamauga ' And ' An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge '

- Literary Analysis In both “Chickamauga” and “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Ambrose Pierce paints vivid images of both fantasy and reality. It seems that Bierce’s goal is to ultimately display reality as clearly and harshly as possible, and this is done by contrasting reality with fantasy. In both stories, Bierce creates a somewhat nightmarish world, and although sprinkled with scenes of beauty, both end in tragedy. In the stories Bierce attempts to dash fantasies of a Romantic world view, and display the cold and unfair reality of the world....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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Illusion Vs Reality : An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

- Imagining Reality: The Presentation Of The Theme of Illusion VS Reality in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is a story of illusion, decision, and fate. It presents one with a very powerful scenario - one that questions the protagonist 's ultimate destiny, and the concept of good vs. evil. It defines the grey area of deeds by which most humans live, and uses powerful thematic concepts and devices to convey the author 's own value while leaving some space for the reader to make their own choice....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Fiction, Grey]

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An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge By Ambrose Bierce

- “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce starts off with the protagonist, Peyton Farquhar, standing on a railroad bridge twenty feet above the water. Farquhar stands on a plank with his wrist tied behind his back, and neck tied with rope. The Northern army surrounds him, waiting for the sergeants signal to release Farquhar upon his death. At this moment, Farquhar stares at the river below his feet, watching pieces of driftwood flow downstream. He notices the river flowing slowly. To keep his mind off the current situation, Farquhar closes his eyes, thinking about his wife and children....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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The Director Of The Film An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

- Robert Enrico, the director of the film An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge crafted a masterpiece that leaves viewers questioning “What just happened?” The film can become easily misleading to viewers due to the blurred lines between illusion and reality. Enrico uses strategic, well-thought-out methods when displaying the imagery and using minimal sound effects during the film to create a storyline ending by snapping viewers back into reality from the illusion they did not even know they were in. Furthermore, the film begins by showing the bare trees which leads the viewers to a view of a bridge appearing in the dime light....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge By Ambrose Bierce

- The story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce, focuses on the relationship between fantasy and reality. Bierce shows the form of the main character, Peyton Farquhar, who is a slave owner in the Southern state, refusing to believe his death when he is hanged on the Owl Creek Bridge as he did participate at the front lines of the Civil War. Peyton Farquhar persuaded himself that he had escaped the hanging by jumping in the water although he never really enters the water. Bierce illustrates Farquhar’s fantasy of escaping by the imagination of Farquhar dodging bullets fired by the captain and the soldier who are responsible for his death....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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Homelessness : A Major Occurrence Around The World

- Homelessness has become a major occurrence around the world. Due to the many impacts of life people in today’s world have become subject to living on the streets. Many people are destitute and are unable to pay bills and feed addictions which leads to them picking their addictions and losing their homes. Many jobs were lost in the recession and some have never recovered from that loss. Abusive relationships appear more often and leave the victim homeless in order to become safe. Often people are also affected by alcoholism and poverty makes them choose their own priorities....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Abuse, Unemployment]

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Literary Analysis Of Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge By Ambrose Bierce

- Literary Analysis of “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce The story of Owl Creek Bridge is set during the Civil War. The Owl Creek Bridge is located on a railroad in northern Alabama. It is very dark, horrid with soldiers hung over a river, and shot dead. Peyton Farquhar is a confederate soldier in the army. Peyton shows symbols, flashbacks, and foreshadowing as he is getting ready to die by execution. “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge has many examples of themes, motifs and symbols....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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Linguistic and Narrative Cohesion in An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridg

- Linguistic and Narrative Cohesion in An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge   The reader's bewilderment at the end of Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is less a result of Peyton Farquhar's death than the timely coordination of this man's violent execution with the reader's sudden realization that instead of a detached objective reading he has been cajoled into a subjective experience (Ames 53). The reader is able to cross over into the consciousness of the protagonist at the moment when experience ends because of the story's cohesion and coherence....   [tags: Occurrence Owl Creek]

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Non-State Political Violence: Occurrence and Justifications

- Political violence is action taken to achieve political goals that may include armed revolution, civil strife, terrorism, war or other such activities that could result in injury, loss of property or loss of life. Political violence often occurs as a result of groups or individuals believing that the current political systems or anti-democratic leadership, often being dictatorial in nature, will not respond to their political ambitions or demands, nor accept their political objectives or recognize their grievances....   [tags: Political Science]

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Effect Of The On The Caribbean Is Affected By Catastrophic Risk Caused By The Occurrence Of A Hurricane

- To determine whether FDI in the Caribbean is affected by catastrophic risk caused by the occurrence of a hurricane, the results of the estimation model are presented in Table 4 and Table 5. In Model (1), only the number of hurricanes and storms is ran on FDI inflows using time fixed effects. The coefficient of the number of hurricanes was negative (0.413) and statistically significant from 0. According to this, FDI/GDP would decrease as a result of a hurricane occurrence. This model does not fully explain FDI inflows so more variables are added in Model (2)....   [tags: Gross domestic product, National accounts]

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Bloody Sunday Occurences

- Bloody Sunday Occurences On 30 January 1972 a march took place in Londonderry, the march was against internment. The march was supposed to be a peaceful march but ended up in tragedy and thirteen civil rights marchers died. There are conflicting interpretations of what happened on bloody Sunday but they are not all factual. Some sources say it was a peaceful march some say it was a riot. Some people think the IRA shot first some think the British army shot first. Some people say the 13 died were innocent civilians while others say they were armed hooligans....   [tags: Papers]

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An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

- Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge" seems to have been written to skillfully play with the minds of its readers. The ending of "An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge" can prompt the question, "What just happened?" Present becomes the past, gets lost in a sort of dream world and then comes back to the present sense again. Bierce's infamous character Peyton Farquhar is known to raise eyebrows just by the mention of his name. Farquhar's grizzly end was due to a clever disguise by a Federal Scout, but exactly how clever was it....   [tags: Ann Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Ambose Bierce R]

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Analysis of An Occurrence at Owl Creek

- ... The structure of the story, helps to show the significance of the power of imagination in life. Bierce used structure to help influence this idea, to help reader to understand the main character’s problem in the context of the story. At the beginning of the story, the main character Peyton Farquhar, is shown on a bridge. Peyton, according to the text, “stood upon a railroad bridge in northern Alabama, looking down into the swift water twenty feet below” (83). From the opening sentence, Bierce has definitely grabbed the readers’ attention....   [tags: civil war, power, imagination]

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Bullying Is A Widespread Occurrence

- Bullying is a widespread occurrence that is happening in our schools today and over the last decade the schools have been tightening its grip on the bullying that is happening from Kindergarten all the way up to Twelfth grade. My perception on bullying is just like a lot of people in that there is no need for in schools, but the stereotypes that the kids get caught with is that all of the jocks are bullies. Not all jocks are bullies, to use me as an example I hated bullies with a passion and I wanted to bring the fear of God to them when I witness them messing with a girl or boy....   [tags: High school, Bullying, English-language films]

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The Occurrence Of Anorexia Nervosa

- The occurrence of anorexia nervosa in homosexual males is not self-perpetuating, but rather generated by the stigma surrounding the issue of homosexuality. In the past the homophobic attitude North American society exhibited towards the gay community was deemed an acceptable practice. In present society much of the physical hostility has diminished; however, homophobia has manifested itself into emotional attacks, bullying and a negative representation of the gay community. The constant judgment received by males ultimately has a detrimental effect on their mental health and is a factor in the development of comorbid conditions....   [tags: Gender, Gender identity, Homosexuality]

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Cybercrime Is A Common Occurrence?

- It’s hard to imagine a place that is never seen but is just has dangerous but that same place gave us great wonders the internet for all the good that it’s brought us it also has a darker side that some of not heard of the dark web or deep web a place where criminals are nameless, faceless and can get into are life’s more intimately then if they were there in person. With are lap tops, phones and other electronics being connected and almost all these devices have cameras built in to them and is connected to the internet It’s easy for someone to spy or go through your personal contacts, even track your movements....   [tags: World Wide Web, Website, Web page, Internet]

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Abortion Is A Common Occurrence

- Abortion One of today’s most controversial topics is abortion. Abortions are very common that for every five babies born there is one baby that is killed because of abortion. Everybody has their own opinion on abortion. Some people say abortion is the killing of a human. But some fail to realize when life actually do begins. Abortion is an removal of the product of conception before the embryo or fetus is viable. Any interruption of the human pregnancy prior to the 28th week is known as abortion....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Roe v. Wade, Uterus]

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Marriage Is A Common Occurrence

- Marriage is a common occurrence is many young adults lives and unfortunately so is divorce, the rates of marriage and divorce differ though in those who choose to serve their country through military service and the general civilian population. Military members marry at much higher rates than their civilian counterparts at a rate of 60% of high school educated military members ages 23-25 compared to 37% of 23-25 year old civilians and 40% of military members with a college education were married compared to 25% of civilians (Hogan & Seifert, 2010)....   [tags: Marriage, Divorce, Alimony, Same-sex marriage]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by A. Bierce

- Short store by A. Bierce An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is a third person narrative. This type of narrative is generally perceived as objective and trustworthy. By choosing such point of view the writer creates the world that does not depend on the opinion or evaluation of the author. The narrator does not distort reality using the power of his imagination. In the story the narrator is a dispassionate witness observing destiny in action. However, describing certain scenes the narrator seems to be hesitating and failing to understand what is happening....   [tags: imagination, emotion, farmer]

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The, Occurrence At Owl Creek By Ambrose Bierce

- Analyzing, a verb meaning to examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements or give the essence of writing. This great work, Occurrence at Owl Creek by Ambrose Bierce, is about a young adult called Peyton Farquhar. Garnet story takes place during the civil war; therefore Farquhar was a white land owner with slaves. As one digs deeper and cracks the shell of this story, the attention to detail, realism, and capital punishment play a big role. As the story starts off Ambrose Bierce give the site of the hanging with great detail....   [tags: Capital punishment, Hanging, Murder, Crime]

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Radical Revolution Creates a Base

- The American Revolution was a ten year process, which, lead to the independent and marvelous United States during the late 1700s and early 1800s. This revolution was a major and radical change to America. Ideas were sparked from the American Revolution. America had its first colonial victory. Technology ideas were ignited by the dozens. A party system was in place. There was a separation of church and state. The American Revolution was overall, the most radical change to take place in the United States....   [tags: occurences in US nation's history]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

- It is true that in all great literature. Clues which later seem obvious are often undetected until the story’s plot is resolved. The reader is unaware of the foreshadowing until the plot comes together. Ambrose Bierces " An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and " A Horseman In The Sky" identify literary elements supporting this thought. In Ambrose Bierces " An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" two private soldiers of the Federal army were appointed by a sergeant to lynch Peyton Farquhar from a elderly suspended bridge because of his attempt to aid the Confederate forces....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

- “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridgeâ€. Ambrose Bierce weaves a tale of intrigue and captivation, by using shifts of voice and time in the story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridgeâ€?. In the first four paragraphs, Bierce begins the story using third person, and in this point of view, he creates reality. We can view the situation and all aspects while it is written in third person; we know precisely what is going on, we know it is real. Near the end of the fourth paragraph, the author shifts cleverly from third person to limited omniscient....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: Literary Realism

- There has been much examination of the more popular terms used in American literature, such as romanticism and classicism, but little examination done on literary realism. Despite realism being mostly ignored in the late nineteenth century, it has now become commonplace in American literature. Although An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce does offer some examples of literary realism in its verisimilitude of detail and idealism, there were also many instances of fantastical imagery and an unrealistic sense of time, which is contradictory to literary realism....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Analysis of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

- Numerous American authors have written stories about the Confederate Civil War. Ambrose Bierce has been one of the most popular authors whose writings have withheld the ticking test-of-time. His own distinction within the Union Confederate Army provides a parallel within his own writings. In the justly famous short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” (Bierce 551), Ambrose Bierce, creates a fascinating tale of reality that infuses a bridge into ostensible spirituality through his effective use of characters, settings, and symbolisms....   [tags: characters, settings, symbolisms]

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Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

- “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, to me was about a man swindled into being killed. Before you die, your whole life flashes before your eyes. But for this man, it was not his life, but what could’ve happened instead of him dying being played out in his mind. Peyton Farquhar was a slave owner from Alabama that highly supported the south. The story started out with Farquhar standing on the edge of the bridge all tied up 20 or so feet above the swift moving river. There were soldiers posted all around so he could not run away even if he did end up getting free and running for it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce

- “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” leads readers to query Ambrose Bierce about the numerous point of view shifts his story takes. Ambrose Bierce’s descriptive writing style grasps the reader’s attention, unknowingly manipulating the reader throughout the entire story. This statement holds to be true as the story line develops. “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” has a variety of ups and downs throughout the story, changing the direction and perspective through its point of view of omniscient and limited omniscient....   [tags: Critical Analysis and Summary]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce

- In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, Bierce starts her short story on the edge with Peyton Farquhar, a 35 year old planter from the south, standing on Owl Creek Bridge with his hands tied behind his back and a noose around his neck. There are soldiers from the north surrounding him. Two soldiers, one on each side of him, take away the plank in which he is standing on. Falling to the water, Farquhar focuses his last thoughts on his family, while also having hopes of freeing his hands and diving into the water below....   [tags: literary analysis, occurence at owl creek bridge]

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The Occurrence of Domestic Violence in the Gay and Lesbian Communities

- Domestic violence, also referred to as intimate partner violence, intimate partner abuse or domestic abuse, affects over one million people in the United States alone. It can be carried out in any number of ways including physically, emotionally, sexually, psychologically and/or financially. Its legal definition considers it to be “any assault, battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, or any criminal offense resulting in physically injury or death of one family member or household member by another who is residing in the same single dwelling unit” (Brown, 2008)....   [tags: Violence ]

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Understanding the Occurrence of Interracial Marriage in the United State

- Richard Jr. Lewis. and Joanne Ford-Robertson, authors of Understanding the Occurrence of Interracial American in the United States Through Differential Assimilation, are sociologists who conducted research to see what trends appeared in interracial relations among individuals in the United States between 1980 and 2006. Their article discusses the patterns they noted and some ideas they inferred from those patterns. American society has come a long way since the 1960s, in the way that it views cultural differences; the civil rights movement opened people’s minds to the idea of diversity....   [tags: intercultural marriage, differential assimilation]

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Is Global Warming A Natural Occurrence or Caused By Humans?

- One hundred years from now the once habitual and prosperous Earth has become chaotic and unlivable. There are endless droughts and intense storms that annihilate everything in their path. Entire species have gone extinct while the ones left alive struggle to fight for survival and dominance until nothing is left. This is Earth; the plant that millions of life forms have called home has become a desolate world. This “future” is a result of Homo sapiens, simply referred to as humans, interfering with Earth’s natural processes leading to global warming....   [tags: water, sea-levels, greenhouse gases]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

- Ever find yourself in a horrifying situation, wishing it was only a nightmare you would soon wake up from, only to realize it's reality that is sealed due to the uncontrollable circumstance. In the fictional short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, author Ambrose Bierce tells the story of a man who finds himself in such a situation. Part one begins with an unnamed fugitive and a group of Federal Union Soldiers standing on a railroad bridge in Alabama. The story takes place during the American Civil War....   [tags: unamed fugitive, peyton farquha]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

- Reading and understanding literature is not as easy as it sounds. Being able to dissect each piece of information and connect it to the overall theme of the story takes lots of rereading and critical thinking. Reading the story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” takes lots of critical thinking and understanding the literature in a different point of view than the average reader would. The theme of this particular story quickly came to mind after initially concluding the reading, the author is trying to convey that nobody can escape death and how thoughts in the mind are so substantial in the consciousness that it can take over the reality....   [tags: literary analysis, symbolism]

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Racism Is An Everyday Occurrence Of Modern Day Society

- Racism is an everyday occurrence in modern day society. Numerous cases can be found in newspapers and magazines covering hate crimes that are happening throughout America. Racism has been a problem in America ever since slavery was started back in 1619. Ever since then racism has been growing rapidly throughout each era getting progressively worse each time. In the year 1865 hate crimes were more common to come across; since the Klu Klux Klan formed that year. Lynching was a form of punishment for an African American citizen moving into a white neighborhood at this time....   [tags: United States, Police, Nazi Germany, Barack Obama]

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How Speed Cameras Be A Common Occurrence Nowadays?

- Speed cameras seem to be a common occurrence nowadays. On your way to work, school, or just out and about, you’re sure to see a “Photo Enforced” sign somewhere along the way. These things seem to be everywhere, but are they effective in what they’re put in place to accomplish. What are they there to accomplish, one may ask. Some say to make roadways safer by curbing speeders with moderate fines while others think it’s purely a revenue generator for the local and state governments. A fine of $100 or less isn’t going to keep a driver from speeding, at some point or another they will speed therefore deeming the cameras useless....   [tags: Speed limit, Miles per hour, Speed]

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Stress and Coping

- There is something that everyone in this world tends to encounter; stress is that thing. For most people stress is an everyday thing. For others it can be just an occurrence from time to time. It can also affect our personal relationships without even us realizing that it was the main issue. Stress is “a person’s response to events that are threatening or challenging” (Feldman, 2010). Since there are many different type of stressors, they can be places in different categories. Stressors can be categorized as cataclysmic events, personal stressors, or even as background stressors (“daily hassles”)....   [tags: Events, Occurrence]

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Deception in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"

- Ambrose Bierce's short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge tells a story during the American Civil War. Peyton Farquhar, an ardent supporter of the South, would be hanged at the Owl Creek bridge by the Federal army for attempting to damage the bridge to prevent the advance of the northern troops. As the execution was carried out, Farquhar fell into a fantasy where he thought the rope broke and he was going on his way to an escape. However, after "hours of arduous journey to life"--which only amounted to a few seconds in reality--Farquhar only reached his inevitable destiny--a death with a broken neck....   [tags: American Literature]

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Analysis of Two Short Stories Happy Endings and An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

- Literary elements on numerous occasions play a massive role in the meaning of a story. Two distinct cases being in the short stories “Happy Endings” and “An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge.” In these particular cases the literary element that depicts meaning is internal conflict. In “Happy Endings” the conflict lies within the character Mary who is in love with John, but he is not in love with her. A similar circumstance is in the story “An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge”, where the main character Farquhar wrestles with the idea of evading him imminent death....   [tags: charcter, conflict, literary elements]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce Analytical Paper

- “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true” (Kierkegaard)- Misleading oneself by accepting things as true or valid when they are not is a common phenomenon of nearly every human being, especially when faced with life changing of threatening situations. Self-deception can therefore be considered an option to escape reality in order to prevent oneself from dealing with the weight of a situation. Basically, those strong influencing psychological forces keep us from acknowledging a threatening situation or truth....   [tags: time, symbol, illusion]

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Online Communication Is A Common Occurrence For People All Over The World

- With new inventions and the advancement of technology, as well as the increased popularity of having online relations on social networking websites, online communication has become a common occurrence for people all over the world. Due to this sudden advancement, there has been a debate regarding the use of online social networking over face-to-face communications and relationships. Due to people’s ability to express their true self on computer mediated conversations, along with the formation of secure online romantic relationships and positive friendships, this paper will argue that online relations are just as good, if not better, than face-to-face interactions....   [tags: Internet, Social network service]

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The Occurrence And Undesirable Complications From Healthcare Associated Infections ( Hais )

- The occurrence and undesirable complications from healthcare associated infections (HAIs) have been well documented in the literature over the last thirty years. Although HAIs are preventable, they continue to occur at an alarming rate. There is a plethora of evidence related to various aspects of the chain of infection in general. There is also a wealth of evidence with regard to the efficacy of healthcare provider (HCP) hand hygiene (HH) in reducing HAIs. However, there is a paucity of research related to the role of the patient’s HH in preventing HAIs....   [tags: Hygiene, Patient, Antibiotic resistance, Hospital]

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The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

- The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce wrote "The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" during the turn of the nineteenth to twentieth century. During this time period the two writing styles of romanticism, and realism were coming together. This melding of styles was a result of the romantic period of writing and art coming to an end, just at realism was beginning to gain popularity. "The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is a perfect example of this transition of styles as it combines elements of both romanticism and realism to create a story that can be far-fetched while still believable at times....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Summary]

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Perceptions in An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and The Story of an Hour

- Perceptions in An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and The Story of an Hour In "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "The Story of an Hour," the authors use similar techniques to create different tones, which in turn illicit very distinct reactions from the reader. Both use a third person narrator with a limited omniscient point of view to tell of a brief, yet significant period of time. In "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," Bierce uses this method to create an analytical tone to tell the story of Farquhar's experience just before death....   [tags: Papers]

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Ambrose Bierce's An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

- Ambrose Bierce's “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” by Ambrose Bierce, is the story of the hanging of a Civil War era Southern gentleman by the name of Peyton Farquhar. The story begins with an unidentified man being prepared to be hanged by a company of Union soldiers on a railroad bridge that runs over a river. He is then identified as Peyton Farquhar, a man who attempted to destroy the very bridge they are standing on based on information he was given by a Federal scout posing as a Confederate soldier....   [tags: Bierce Occurence Owl Creek Bridge Essays]

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Using Effective Measures to Combat the Occurrence of Homelessness in the City

- Using Effective Measures to Combat the Occurrence of Homelessness in the City The Urban Institute, a policy research organization, estimates that each year over two million people will experience homelessness in the United States. On any given night, approximately 750,000 individuals will be forced to sleep on the streets, in shelters, at campsites, and in cars ("Homelessness"). While the occurrence of homelessness in Tempe seems less severe when compared to the national statistics, it remains a significant problem for the city....   [tags: Papers]

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The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce

- “The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” by Ambrose Bierce tells the story of a man being executed. As the man dies he imagines his escape. Facing death, the man wants nothing more ten to go home to his family. During his journey home, the man comes to appreciate life. Perhaps he sees how he should have lived, only as a dying man could. When faced with death he truly begins to realize what he has lost. This story might show us how death can enlighten us about life. It is said that when you die your life passes before your eyes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

- An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' by Ambrose Bierce is a 19th Century mystery story that is set at the time of the American Civil War (1861-1865) when the Slave owning Confederate States in the South engaged in conflict with the Federal Government of the USA. The story focuses on a character called Peyton Farquhar, whom is about to be summarily hung for trespassing on the Owl Creek Bridge; his fate is to be hung from that same bridge. The story ends with a curious twist in the plot....   [tags: English Literature Owl Creek Bierce Essays]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

- An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce In "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", we see the author, Ambrose Bierce, cleverly develop his short story through a masterful use of style, plot and theme. We must appreciate the use of these aspects, especially when we consider the amazing twist the story takes, and how perfectly this piece has been set up. First, we should look at the amazingly clear and crisp style Bierce uses to communicate his story so powerfully to the reader. Through his use of all five senses in the story, there is no doubting its reality....   [tags: Papers]

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Justice often masks an occurrence of injustice in many forms and in

- Justice often masks an occurrence of injustice in many forms and in the crucible by Arthur Miller, the leaders of Salem, believe that the way that they are dealing with people of strange happenings is right and just but is actually wrong and unjust. Justice can be defined as the right and moral decision and general beliefs. Injustice can be defined as unfairness and a lack of justice. Someone who is done by an injustice may have been judged to harshly. In "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, the target audience is young adults to the older generation....   [tags: English Literature]

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Co-occurrence of Anxiety Disorders and Eating Disorders

- Co-occurrence of Anxiety Disorders and Eating Disorders I. Introduction Considering the growing preoccupation of teenage girls with their weight and their bodies, eating disorders have become even more of a concern. In light of the fact that mortality in anorexia nervosa is among the highest of all psychiatric disorders, it is increasingly important to understand what causes eating disorders and how best to treat them (Herzog et al., 1996). A meaningful area of research to consider when trying to understand eating disorders is comorbidity....   [tags: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa]

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The Occurrence of the 1905 Revolution and the Ineptitude of Tsar Nicholas II

- The Occurrence of the 1905 Revolution and the Ineptitude of Tsar Nicholas II The 1905 Revolution in Russia occurred because of a variety of long and short term causes, which led to the Tsar to lose the support of his people. These causes comprised of the economic hardship in Russia, the refusal of the government to broaden their representation, the military failure, and the mishandling of the 1905 crisis, "Bloody Sunday." However, the underlying factor in all of these causes is the ineptitude of Tsar Nicholas II, as he held supreme autocratic power, and so would have been able to avoid revolution by permitting reforms....   [tags: Papers]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: Summary and Review

- The short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce was an incredible work of fiction. The choice to tell this story from an omniscient point of view is what made this story phenomenal. Because we are experiencing all of the emotions that the condemned man felt, we are drawn into his private world. If we had heard this from a more traditional point of view, it wouldn't have been nearly as touching or personal as it was. The way the story was told gave us the impression that we were there, floating above it, and witnessing every moment....   [tags: American Literature]

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Mary-Beth Hughes' Israel – Glorifying the Common Occurrence

- Mary-Beth Hughes' Israel – Glorifying the Common Occurrence         Mary-Beth Hughes' short story titled "Israel" is a rich literary piece. Every detail within the story has some sort of meaning and is there for a reason. When analyzed, this story has a lot to say, however, when summarized, the storyline is rather simple. The story contains five characters, the mother, the father, their daughter, and the mother's friends, Dr. Derek Duncalf and Dr. Dan Ovita. The time period is unknown, except that it is during a time when Isralies are fighting to keep their homeland....   [tags: Mary-Beth Hughes' Israel Essays]

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Styles of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge versus The Tell Tale Heart

- The authors, Ambrose Bierce of 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' and Edger Allan Poe of 'The Tell Tale Heart' have unique styles to pull the reader into the story. Both authors use unreliable narrator and imagery to allow the reader to picture and follow the narrator's way of thinking. In the Tell Tale Heart, the man is very repetitious and his psychotic behavior is what intrigues the overall dark madness of The Tell Tale Heart. In Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Bierce uses illusions to allow the reader to follow wherever his ideas lead which also intrigues the overall dark madness effect....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Closer Look at the Relation Between Oedipus the King and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

- A Closer Look at the Relation Between Oedipus the King and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce is a 19th Century mystery story that is set at the time of the American Civil War (1861-1865), when the Slave owning Confederate States in the South engaged in conflict with the Federal Government of the USA. The story focuses on a character called Peyton Farquhar, who was about to be hung for trespassing the Owl Creek Bridge....   [tags: Papers]

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Death And Wasted Time By Ambrose Bierce

- For much of recorded history, humans have fixated on the concept of mortality and of making proper use of their brief time spent on earth. These notions are evident across centuries of literature, the urgency of “carpe diem,” or of seizing the day, originating from Horace even before the time of anno Domini. Despite the overwhelming pervasiveness of these themes in every epoch, the sense of exigency surrounding them is only compounded with the added complication of war and the veritable maelstrom of death that accompanies its trials....   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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Searching For Something, By James Baldwin, Paul 's Case By Willa Cather

- The theme of characters “searching for something” is a common aspect in many short stories, and typically is the major driving force behind the plot. This very theme is evident in Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin, Paul’s Case by Willa Cather, and finally An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce. The protagonists in these stories: Sonny, Paul, and Peyton Farquhar are all on the hunt for an escape from a certain aspect of their lives. For Sonny it is a desire to defy the stereotypes of the typical Harlem hoodlum, Paul’s search entails him shedding all of his ties to the narrow minded middle class around him by fully emerging himself in the art world, and Farquhar 's is to ditch his bo...   [tags: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce]

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Living in the World of Spirits

- ... There are different types of clairvoyance that have various names: Clairsentient means that one can feel the presence of a spirit, Clairaudient means that one can hear spirits, and claircognizant means that you “just know” (What to Do). However, not only clairvoyant people have a better knowledge of a ghost that is present. Children and animals “are more sensitive to spirits than” adults (Spiritual Compass). If one knows of a child claiming that he/she is talking to someone that doesn’t exist, it would be safe to assume that whoever the child is talking to is a spirit (Spiritual Compass)....   [tags: supernatural occurences, poltergeist]

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The Psychological Labyrinth in Owl Creek Bridge, Yellow Wallpaper, and Garden of Forking Paths

- The Psychological Labyrinth in Owl Creek Bridge, Yellow Wallpaper, and Garden of Forking Paths    For millennia, the labyrinth has been used as a sacred tool for spiritual enlightenment.   Sometimes called a "divine imprint" because of its prevalence combined with its unknown origin,   the labyrinth provides a "transcendent experience of connection and clarity" ("What is a Laby-   rinth") through the act of walking the winding paths to its center. Unlike a maze, which has dead   ends and trick turns, the labyrinth has only a single path leading to and from the center; the   principle of the labyrinth is such that a person must traverse every inch of space before reaching   his/h...   [tags: Occurrence Owl Creek Bridge Essays]

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