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The Ending Credit Of Outlaw Star

- Throughout my high school year, I have been drawing during class, lunch, study hall, etc. My dream job was to be an anime artist every since middle school year. Watching Dragon ball z, Inuyasha, Big O, etc. I always wanted to drawing something like that. However, the anime that inspired me was Outlaw star. The ending credit of outlaw star was drawing from the artist, and I always thought it was the most beautiful drawing I have ever seen. Since that day, I started drawing, but i would never realize that this would be a long journey....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Family, Father]

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Smoking: Outlaw Tobacco Entirely

- Smoking: Outlaw Tobacco Entirely Smoking in America can be traced for thousands of years. Ancient pictures depict Native Americans smoking pipes. Christopher Columbus discovered tobacco during his travels to Cuba in 1493 and took it Europe. The tobacco plant itself was first grown and used in 6000 BC in America. Tobacco comes from the harvested leaves of the Nicotiana plant. Tobacco contains nicotine along with other substances that are found in cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products such as snuff, and cigars....   [tags: Health ]

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Outlaw Euthanasia and Assisted Suicides

- Outlaw Euthanasia and Assisted Suicides The people of the world today are constantly slammed with problems. There’s overpopulated countries, starving children, incurable diseases, and poverty. There’re drunk drivers on the road, burglars in our homes, and teenagers on the streets. No matter how many positive aspects you can think of for our world, these problems and many more exist. You can try to block them out, or you can strive to make them better. My proposal is to end euthanasia and physician assisted suicides....   [tags: Medical Death Suicide Essays]

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The United States Should Outlaw The Confederate Flag

- The United States should outlaw the displaying of the confederate flag because of its rebellious connotations. The original meaning behind the confederacy was secession from the United States (Guelzo 1). The government should prohibit this symbol because of its bold meaning. The U.S. government is in charge of defending the country and defeating defiant problems concerning America. Guelzo emphasizes how “treason is a legal fact” and a crime (1). If the rebel flag is a symbol of treason and treason is a crime, the federal government should also make it a crime to display the flag....   [tags: United States, President of the United States]

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Outlaw Heroes in Literature

- Outlaw Heroes in Literature In "The Thematic Paradigm", Robert Ray explains how there are two distinctly different heroes, the outlaw hero and the official hero. The official hero embraces common values and traditional beliefs, while the outlaw has a clear sense of right and wrong but operates above the law (Ray). Ray explains how the role of an outlaw hero has many traits....   [tags: Literature Hero Heroes]

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How Outlaw Gangs Started

- How Outlaw Gangs Started In 1987, a Billy the Kid museum began in Hico, Texas. This museum was founded on the belief that a man named Brushy Bill Roberts was the real Billy the Kid, and had escaped the bullets of Pat Garrett. Billy the Kid Outlaw Gang founders firmly believed this to be untrue. Maryln Bowlin of Taiban, New Mexico founded the Billy the Kid Outlaw Gang shortly thereafter for the purpose of protecting the true, and well researched, history of William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid. Maryln founded "The Gang" in 1987 in Taiban, New Mexico....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]

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The Outlaw Josey Wales

- The Outlaw Josey Wales Dyin' ain't much of a living The movie, The Outlaw Josey Wales, is an epic tale of a man who lost all that mattered and now seeks revenge on the people that took it. The movie can be viewed as a typical revenge story, however it works at other levels too. After having his first family taken, he searches for something to offer him that comfort again. Josey Wales, the main character travels through the epic cycle of losing everything, but at the end gaining it all back in another form....   [tags: essays papers]

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Outlaw by Scott McGough

- Outlaw, by Scott McGough tells 2 people’s stories and their adventures through the plane of Kamigawa and how they are tied with the war against the kami (spirits). Toshiro Umezama, a rogue mage-ochimusha (dishonored warrior), has been traveling with his fellow oath-brother Kobo, an ogre, through the forest, when they accidentally found themselves in a party of kistune (foxfolk) and humans. Michiko Konda, daughter of the daimyo (powerful feudal lord), left the walls of her kingdom and traveled to a great library in the wizard school, Minamo....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Illinois College 's Production Of Bonnie And Clyde : The Musical, Part Of The Outlaw Series

- Illinois College’s production of Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical, part of the outlaw series, will premiere the last weekend of April. Featured on Broadway and hailed for its music and historical depiction of the intimate lives that the couple lived, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. However, the show comes with an R rating for violence, language, and sexual content. As the Assistant Director of this production, and also a theatre major, the question of the sexual content and the overall appropriateness of the show for our college is in the fore front of my mind....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Human sexuality, Theatre]

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Labeling Theory and Its Impact

- ... Labeling theorists suggest that labeling individuals as deviant has the potential of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy (Globokar, 2008). Howard Becker has described deviance as a “consequence of the application by others of rules and sanctions to an ‘offender’; the deviant is one to whom the label has successfully been applied; deviant behavior is behavior people so label” (Clinard & Meier, 2011:89). Culture, sex, age and other elements of identity all shape self-conception, but the meanings that an individual places on various circumstances and interactions certainly play a very important role as well....   [tags: outlaw motorcycle clubs, ]

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Gandhi as an Outlaw Leader and his non-violent Movements

- Outlaws. The word often haunts us, as we sit and ponder over it. Usually it brings with it, a sense of insecurity and fear. Sometimes after watching a movie or after reading a crime story, we are scared about going out alone, or sometimes, even in the house we have a feeling, as if someone is watching us. Why is all this. Why are we scared in our own house. Why are we scared to go out. It is because after watching so many movies, reading the papers and being aware about the crimes happening all around us, we just don’t want to take a chance with our lives....   [tags: Biography, Mohandas Gandhi Essays]

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Outlaw Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone Now

- Outlaw Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone Now   For a moment, put yourself in John Elway's shoes. Imagine getting paid thousands of dollars to do a milk promotion. Now, would you still do the promotion if you knew the milk had come from a cow injected with hormones. The use of rBGH, Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone, has become a concern in the dairy industry. The controversy is over whether or not the hormone is harmful to the cows and people. In animals and humans, there is a growth hormone produced....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Lord Byron's Romanticized Outlaw

- Byron created heroes who embody the ultimate in individualism, self-sufficiency, ambition, and aspiration, yet who are isolated, gloomy, unsatisfied, and dangerous to themselves and others. In their autonomy, their insistence on defining their own moral code, and their superhuman abilities, they provide a vicarious antidote to their readers' own sense of helplessness and powerlessness in the face of institutional oppression. Yet Byron refuses to set his heroes up as role models, leaders, or guides, showing us the alienation and the perpetual inability to be satisfied that comes with "a fiery soul." Despite their bitter misanthropy and inability to form meaningful connections with...   [tags: Free Example Essays]

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Preserve or Outlaw?

- Capital punishment has been one of the most controversial issues in American history. Its complex history demonstrates how controversial the subject is. Capital punishment is the verdict of execution as a punishment for a person or persons convicted of committing a crime. In 1972, the Supreme Court determined that capital punishment violated the 8th Amendment of the United States Constitution’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. However, this ruling did not last for long. In 1976, the court reestablished capital punishment as a legitimate means for punishment for criminals convicted of heinous crimes (Williams)....   [tags: Capital Punishment]

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The Thematic Paradigm by Robert Ray

- In “The Thematic Paradigm,” Robert Ray explains how there are two vastly different heroes: the outlaw hero and the official hero. The official hero has common values and traditional beliefs. The outlaw hero has a clear view of right and wrong but unlike the official hero, works above the law. Ray explains how the role of an outlaw hero has many traits. The morals of these heroes can be compared clearly. Films that contain official heroes and outlaw heroes are effective because they promise viewer’s strength, power, intelligence, and authority whether you are above the law or below it....   [tags: the outlaw hero vs official hero]

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The Gang Club : An Outlaw Motorcycle Club Notorious For Their Hatred Towards Minorities And Earning Their Income

- In society today, it is not uncommon to be surrounded by gangs in our communities. Recently, I have learned that in my area we have a local gang known as the Peckerwoods. The Peckerwoods are an Outlaw Motorcycle Club notorious for their hatred towards minorities and earning their income from a variety of illegal activities. In the beginning, when assigned to write about a local gang, I had no idea there were any gangs in my neighborhood so I found this to be intriguing. For this assignment, I was actually able to meet a member of the motorcycle club who allowed me to ask a few questions, and used the pseudonym “Eddy”....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Illegal drug trade]

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Outlaw Poverty, Not Prostitution

- Prostitution is famously known as “the world’s oldest profession.” Lots of scholars like to nitpick this and say that hunting or gathering actually deserves that title, but the fact remains that it is currently and historically ubiquitous: all ancient and modern cultures have had their own form of prostitution, from ancient Greece and the Aztecs to modern-day America. For example, the ancient Greek historian Herodotus in his Histories talks about ancient Mesopotamians practicing sacred or “temple prostitution,” a worship practice that enacts symbolic marriage between a god and a goddess with humans representing the deities....   [tags: Prostitution]

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Should We Outlaw Abortion?

- ... The 14th amendment states you should not deprive anyone of life, and because it can cause physical and mental damage to the mother. In the United states, as early as the 1900’s, abortion had been an illegal medical procedure unless under the special circumstances; rape and incest. But in the early 1970’s, Norma McCovery, a single woman living in Dallas, Texas, was a single parent and pregrant. She was persuaded by friends to falsly say she was raped, in order to receive the surgery. But as the police had no report of her “alleged” rape, she sought after an illegal clinic to receive the treatment....   [tags: fetus, pregnancy, medical]

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Notorious Outlaw, Machine Gun Kelly

- ... Just the cold, hard, terrifying look that was always on Kelly’s face unless he was with his wife. We waited on a hill for Charles Urschels family to go to bed but those stubborn kids would not stop playing a game of bridge. Kelly grew impatient and we went for the front door Kelly with his trademark tommy gun, and James and I with handguns. We stormed in and of Kelly being Kelly immediately started threatening to blow everyone’s head off. We couldn’t tell which of the two guys in the house Charles Urschels was so we took both of them until we could identify one of them as Urschel....   [tags: twenties, prohibition, ganges]

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Sir William Wallace

- Sir William Wallace is believed to be one of Scotlands greatest national heroes. He led the Rising of 1297, in an attempt to reverse the loss of Scottish independence to England. He was knighted and made Guardian of Scotland. He later resigned after The Battle of Falkirk when he was defeated by the English cavalry. In August, 1305 he was arrested, condemned as a traitor, and killed. Scotland views Wallace as a national hero for his role in their freedom, however the English have viewed Wallace as a traitor, murderer, and an outlaw....   [tags: Scotland, national hero, England, traitor, outlaw]

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Augustan Poetic Tradition

- Augustan Poetic Tradition "I do not in fact see how poetry can survive as a category of human consciousness if it does not put poetic considerations first—expressive considerations, that is, based upon its own genetic laws which spring into operation at the moment of lyric conception." —Seamus Heaney, "The Indefatigable Hoof-taps" (1988) Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel laureate, is one of the most widely read and celebrated poets now writing in English. He is also one of the most traditional....   [tags: The Outlaw Seamus Heaney Poetry Essays]

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Bandits and Marauders

- Thesis statement In the historical cycle of every civilization, different periods of state of law and order, stability of a central controlling authority come. The interim periods are characterized by some dark spots. European history defining the Middle Ages (sometimes referred as The Dark Ages) has such examples of turmoil’s, wars and tribes fighting amongst themselves for supremacy over others and to establish their rule. Such situation provided a fertile ground for the Bandits and Marauders to form their large bands and cause large scale disturbance to the life of peaceful people....   [tags: law, order, middle age, banditry, outlaw, criminal]

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A Brief History of Robin Hood by Nigel Cawthorne

- The legend of Robin Hood is widely known throughout the world. There are various literary works pertaining to the adventures and tales of Robin Hood. The main legacy that Robin and his band of merry men leave behind is the heroic concept of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. The tale has been around for hundreds of years, and is still a recurring theme used for different types of entertainment such as movies, plays, and books. As with most historical heroes, the facts of their lives may have been slightly fabricated with the passing of time....   [tags: heroic adventures, myths, outlaws]

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Real Live Angels on Earth

- Band of Brother The streets have always been the epicenter for outlaws, gangs and illegal racing. But the most famous or maybe infamous law breakers on the streets and highway to date, is none other than outlaw bikers. Biker gangs or club are sub culture that are well-known in the United States; the place where it all began. But, some biker gangs or club which does not adhere to the American Motorcyclist Association’s (AMA) rules are considered as counter culture because of their violence, law breaking and reckless behavior....   [tags: bikers, violence, outlaws]

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Democratic Outlaws

-  DEMOCRATIC OUTLAWS . Pirates, the outlaws of the sea. If like me, the first idea that comes to mind regarding pirates is a group of raiding and plundering individuals. This is due to today’s society glamorizing the pirates as fascinating characters. Historically, not much written information has been left behind. The pirates did not leave ship logs or accounts of plunders, because it could be used to incriminate them. Society today has invented the pirates to fit a romantic mold. Therefore, we grew up thinking of treasure hunts, sea battles, sword fights and plank walkers, when in actuality the pirates of old were loathed by society....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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What The Initial Outlay Required Replace The Existing Fleet With The Newer Fleet?

- What is the initial outlay required to replace the existing fleet with the newer fleet. The initial investment is used to show us the amount of cash we require to start a project. The initial investment required to replace the existing fleet can be found using three steps: Calculate the Installed cost of the new fleet, which is done by adding the cost of the new fleet with any installation costs. Subtract the after tax proceeds of the sale of the existing fleet from the installed cost of the new fleet....   [tags: Net present value, Cash flow, Rate of return]

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Article Review : ' Dress Code Clean Chins, Outlaws Levis '

- On the 19th of March 1965, the State College at Bridgewater Campus Comment published their 39th volume of the campus newspaper. One article featured within this publishing was entitled “Dress Code Clean Chins, Outlaws Levis.” This article discusses the upcoming completion by the administration and Day Student Council to create a campus wide dress regulation based upon the Dormitory Handbook. This is just one instance that has provided insight on the Bridgewater State on campus atmosphere half a century ago that varied to the present day appearance....   [tags: Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy]

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Analysis of "The Thematic Paradigm"

- In the article “The Thematic Paradigm” exerted from his book, A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema, Robert Ray provides a description of the two types of heroes depicted in American film: the outlaw hero and the official hero. Although the outlaw hero is more risky and lonely, he cherishes liberty and sovereignty. The official hero on the other hand, generally poses the role of an average ordinary person, claiming an image of a “civilized person.” While the outlaw hero creates an image of a rough-cut person likely to commit a crime, the official hero has a legend perception....   [tags: hollywood cinema, A Certain Tendency]

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The Adventures and Tales of Robin Hood

- The legend of Robin Hood is widely known throughout the world. There are various literary works pertaining to the adventures and tales of Robin Hood. The main legacy that Robin and his band of merry men leave behind is the heroic concept of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. The tale has been around for hundreds of years, and is still a recurring theme used for different types of entertainment such as different movies, plays and books. As with most historical heroes the facts of their life may become slightly fabricated with the passing of time....   [tags: robin hood, stealing, merry men]

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Jesse James' Life of Crime

- Born on September 5, 1847 in Clay County, Missouri was probably the most famous criminal in all of America Jesse James. Jesse was the highlight when it came to criminology and still is his name comes up and anyone can tell you who he is in America. His life of crime began not at a young age but later on during his campaign in the civil war as a confederate soldier. Jesse and what he then started as his gang would capture unarmed Union Soldiers and put them through cruel torture sessions, but they would usually capture them and kill them without orders of their commanding officers and scalping them like game....   [tags: notorious outlaws in American history]

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Fight Club By Robert B. Ray

- Many would argue that there possibly couldn’t be a hero without a villain or vice versa. But, some author’s like chuck Palahniuk author of the film Fight club go against the gain combining both hero and villain. Films that introduce characters having extraordinary depth and dimensions, always have more compelling characters, fight club is no different. Tyler Durden plays the role of the anti-hero in fight club, he is intelligent, confident, attractive, and he does whatever the hell he feels like doing all of the time....   [tags: Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk, Popular culture]

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The Heroes Of The Movie The Departed Who Is A Hero

- In many American films we put emphasis on a type of “hero”. This hero can come in many forms in Robert B. Ray’s article “The Thematic Paradigm”, Ray categorizes the heroes of the movie as being either the “official hero” or the “outlawed hero”. According to Ray these heroes’ can be differentiated in categories such as age, society, women, politics, and the law. One character who is a hero, but differentiates from Rays categories of official and outlaw hero is Leonardo DiCaprio’s role of Billy Costigan in the movie The Departed who is a mix of the official hero and the outlaw hero....   [tags: Police, Law, Hero, Leonardo DiCaprio]

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Robert Ray's The Thematic Paradigm

- In “The Thematic Paradigm,” University of Florida professor of film studies, Robert Ray, defines two types of heroes pervading American films, the outlaw hero and the official hero. Often the two types are merged in a reconciliatory pattern, he argues. In fact, this “reconciliatory pattern found its most typical incarnation…in one particular narrative: the story of the private man attempting to keep from being drawn into action on any but his own terms. In this story, the reluctant hero’s ultimate willingness to help the community satisfied the official values....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Biographical Essay- Myra Belle Starr

- Myra Maybelle Shirley also commonly known as the “Bandit Queen” was born on February 5, 1848, on a farm near Carthage, Missouri. She was one of six children, but the only daughter of her farmer parents, John and Elizabeth Shirley. When her family moved into Carthage her father became a prosperous innkeeper and slave holder. Belle attended the Carthage Female Academy, where she excelled in reading, spelling, grammar, arithmetic, manner, Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and developed a love for playing the piano....   [tags: biography, research paper]

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Wiesen’s Herodotus and the Modern Debate over Race and Slavery

- Who Am I. What Are You. I’ll be completely honest; this class has been a bit of a struggle for me. While I appreciated the content and I knew that it was important and even why it was important, it always took me longer than I expected to have a firm grasp of the material. However, I have learned quite a bit about race and the study of it, and I’m going to use Wiesen’s “Herodotus and the Modern Debate over Race and Slavery”, Lucius Outlaw’s “Toward a Critical Theory of Race” as well as Letter of the Emperor Claudius to the Alexandrians to demonstrate what I’ve learned....   [tags: critical theory, claudius]

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Health Policies And Their Evolution Over Time

- Proper health is not a luxury but an essential service which ensures people are able to work efficiently. It is the duty of the government to make sure that its citizens can access the necessary healthcare services regardless of their financial status or location. Therefore, the government has put in place healthcare policies which ensure that every citizen is able to access the facilities efficiently (Boltyenkov, 2015). The policies in the healthcare system keep changing now and then depending on the economy of the country....   [tags: Health care, Healthcare, Medicine]

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The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta by John Rollin Ridge

- In his book, The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta, author John Rollin Ridge introduces readers to a fictional character, who is a larger-than-life bandit. According to the story, Murieta set out on a path of revenge and organized a large band of outlaws to terrorize Californians. Murieta and his men committed terrible and bloody crimes (including robbery and murder). This pattern of criminal behavior continued until the band was pursued by mountain rangers, ending the story in a dramatic climax for the protagonist....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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The Stereotypical Marshall of the West

- The Stereotypical Marshall of the West The west was a rough and rugged era that needed taming. It was a time of outlaws, gunfights, and cowboys. Some sort of order had to be enforced so that the west could become a productive safe place for everyone. The best way for that to happen was to bring in law enforcement. Someone to be in charge and make things run smoothly. Matt Dillon from the show Gunsmoke was the answer to this problem. He brought balance to the west. Dillon was the Marshall to the city of Dodge....   [tags: American History Essays]

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Unwanted Laws in San Diego

- The San Diego politicians are waging a War of Intolerance and you are the victims. They have passed laws that outlaw skate boarding, dancing, and even cruising. And there is no end in sight. There latest law of intolerance is the San Diego Juvenile curfew. The teen curfew forbids people under 18 from being out past 10 pm. In June of 1997, that curfew was ruled unconstitutional by a Federal Court. So what did the City Council do. They simply revised the curfew by adding some narrow exceptions. 20 days later we started to fight back....   [tags: persuassive essay]

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Analysis of T.J. Stiles´ Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War

- In the biography, “Jessie James: Last Rebel of the Civil War,” written by T.J. Stiles was about a man named Jesse James who spent most of his life participating in criminal activity. He was born on September 5th, 1847 and was a criminal of the Old West along with his brother, Frank James. The James brothers served in the Confederate Army before creating their gang called “The James-Younger Gang” which symbolized them as bank and train robbers. As time went on, more people were added to this gang including a man named Robert Ford who killed Jesse in 1882....   [tags: robbers, crime, legend, old west]

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Moral Panic : A Social Phenomenon Of Fear Towards Crime

- According to Jewkes (2001: p.74), moral panic is referring to public and political reactions to minority or marginalized individual who appear to be a threat to the social values and interest. Moral panic is mostly the consequences when by the media amplify the deviancy and public responses. The ‘bikie gangs’ is presented in a stylised and symbolic fashion by the mass media, this means that the information is subjected to alternative definitions and structured by political constraints (Cohen, 2004: 11); causing fear against ‘bikie gangs’ is among the Australian society....   [tags: Sociology, Police, Crime, Morality]

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The Life and Legacy of Doroteo Arango

- Many people do not know the true story of Francisco “Pancho” Villa. Pancho Villa was actually born Doroteo Arango Arambula on June 5, 1878 in San Juan del Rio, Mexico. Doroteo’s parents were uneducated, peasant sharecrop farmers. This fact is important because Doroteo had a high level of intelligence even though he did not have any formal education. After his father’s death, Doroteo took his father’s place as a sharecropper and helped support his mother and four sisters. There are many versions of how Doroteo became the outlaw bandit Pancho Villa....   [tags: Biography]

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The Four Causes of the Civil War

- Civil War Paper Did you know Abraham Lincoln, President of the North and Jefferson Davis, President of the South were both from the state of Kentucky (PBS). The Civil War was one of the bloodiest battles ever and it was a very important five years in American history. The Civil War was caused by sectionalism, lifestyle, secession, and slavery, was impacted by Southern and Northern leaders, was fought in many battles and as a result started the Reconstruction era in America. Two of the leaders in the South were Jefferson Davis and Robert E....   [tags: sectionalism, lifestyle, secession, slavery]

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An Individual Who Plays World Of Warcraft

- 1. As an individual who plays World of Warcraft, this sounds like an all-too-familiar occurrence. While I would say that it wasn’t very nice to attack the memorial service, I would not deem it “wrong” or “immoral”. Quite simply, it is a game. One of the objectives in World of Warcraft is to dominate other players. What the players are doing at the time of their demise is of no significance. It would have been great to see or hear that the opposing guild was kind enough to leave the memorial service alone and possibly even join in peacefully and pay their respects, I do not feel that it was wrong for them to have done what they did....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Kidney]

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Causes of the American Civil War

- Abraham Lincoln, President of the North and Jefferson Davis, President of the South were both from the state of Kentucky (PBS). The Civil War was one of the bloodiest wars ever and it was a very important five years in American history. The Civil War was caused by sectionalism, lifestyle, secession, and slavery, was impacted by Southern and Northern leaders, was fought in many battles and as a result started the Reconstruction era in America. Two of the leaders in the South were Jefferson Davis and Robert E....   [tags: Lincoln, Davis]

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How Sagging Is A Popular Trend

- 2014 Saggy Pants Sagging is a popular trend all over the world, it is not a trend that is specific to a location. Sagging is when people, mostly men, sag their pants below their waist exposing their underwear. Some people think that this is an offensive fashion due to the origination and some people considered the clothing style public indecency. Many public officials around the world are trying to outlaw the saggy pants fashion. Even thought some may not paticulary like the fashion, sagging your pants should not be categorized as indecent exposure or considered illegal activity....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Crime And The Criminal Justice System

- There are some 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs with about 1.4 million members are criminally active in the U.S. today (FBI). Within those 33,000 gangs there are many different types of gangs that all have different factors as to who are members of each gang. Many gangs are regionally specific. Often the regional nature of gangs not only increases the population of those gangs, but also increases the overall impact on the criminal justice system. With over a million criminally active gang members in the US today, gangs make a major impact on the criminal justice system....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Criminology, Mara Salvatrucha]

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Thomas Hobbes' Social Contract Theory

- In Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes lays out the hypothetical principal of the state of nature, where human it-self is artificial. It is human nature that people will not be able to love permanently, everyone against everyone power between the strongest. In this nation-state you must be the strongest in order to survive (survival of the fittest). In order to survive there are laws we must follow, to insure of our security because of fear. We were able to suppress our fear, by creating order, to have more order; we must have security, so the social contract appeared....   [tags: Leviathan Essays]

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The Tale of Robin Hood

- THESIS STATEMENT Although only slightly factual in historical setting, the legends of Robin Hood have captivated the imaginations of young and old alike through the charming stories concerning the characters of Sherwood Forest. PURPOSE STATEMENT Through critical analysis and research concerning the legends and characters surrounding Robin Hood, this paper will present the theme of social justice for the common man as purported by the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest. INTRODUCTION The tale of Robin Hood has evolved into one of the greatest legends of all time and has fascinated the minds of all who have heard about it....   [tags: Analysis, Sherwood Forest]

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The Advantages of Legalizing Marijuana

- What comes to mind when you think of drugs. Perhaps you think of the nightly news talking about killings on the streets or maybe you think of those unforgettable meth ads on television and billboards. But what seems to be very popular when the word drug comes up is the controversial ongoing debate on whether or not marijuana should be legalized. Many advocates believe prohibiting marijuana reduces crime, trafficking and increases health. However, marijuana is one of the most misunderstood drugs on the market....   [tags: legal marijuana]

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Substance Addiction Among Older Adults

- Within the past 100 years, medical technology, clean water, and decreasing poverty have combined to increase the life expectancy of adults. In addition, the upcoming generation, called the Baby Boomer generation, is coming up to retirement age. By the year 2020, an estimated 18.79 percent of the population will be over the age of 65 increasing to 22.85 percent by the year 2030 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012). In addition to the increasing number of older adults (people over the age of 65) there are increasing numbers of persons who have substance abuse problems heading into retirement....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Baby boomer, Retirement]

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My Understanding of Extremism and Domestic Terrorism

- My understanding of extremism is that it’s a term used to describe the actions or ideologies of individuals or groups outside the perceived political center of a society; or otherwise claimed to violate common moral standards. In democratic societies, individuals or groups which advocate that democracy should be replaced with some kind of authoritarian regime are usually branded extremists. There have been several terrorist acts committed in the United States of America, not by terrorists that live in other countries and despise the American ways and ideas, but by our own citizens who live and work in the United States of America....   [tags: Extremist, Terrorist, Ku Klux Klan]

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Criticism of the Western Genre in Jim Jarmusch’s Film Deadman

- Criticism of the Western Genre in Jim Jarmusch’s Film Deadman Jim Jarmusch’s Deadman is a complex interweaving of the rough and tough world of cowboys mixed with blatant criticism of the Western genre as well as the American lifestyle during those times in history. The separate scenes in the movie seem be collected and stringed together allowing the director to bounce between making fun of the whole Western idea to completely embracing the genre. The movie focused on William Blake (an accountant from Cleveland) and his transformation from being an ordinary man to an outlaw....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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A Brief History of Motorcycle Clubs

- In the early 1900s bicycle design and manufacture had reached a point where aerodynamics was a major factor in bicycle racing. It began with these two seated bicycles that were fitted with French DeDion-Buton single-cylinder, air-cooled internal combustion engines in order to propel the cycles at regulated speeds just ahead of the racers. The pacers were complicated to operate and required two people to run: the front rider was a driver who steered the vehicle and the rear rider was an engineer who constantly adjusted the flow of fuel to the primitive carburetor in order to maintain a constant speed....   [tags: bicycle design, racing, gangs]

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Medieval Ballads and Lyrics

- Recently, the term ‘ballad’ can be associated with everything from Solomon’s Song to an Aerosmith song. The dictionary defines it as a traditional story in song or a simple song. However, the medieval ballad is something of a different nature than that of the popular musical ballads of today. The definition of ballad in the medieval context is a narrative poem. The authors usually remain anonymous and the ballad is more often than not accompanied by dance (Gummere). This is not surprising considering the word ‘ballad’ comes from the Latin word ‘ballare,’ meaning ‘to dance’ (Dixon)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Both Liberals and Conservatives Oppose Human Cloning

- Both Liberals and Conservatives Oppose Human Cloning      The reporting of the debate over human cloning is usually portrayed as a contest between religious opponents of abortion and medical researchers striving to benefit humankind. The stereotype was epitomized in a January 17, 2002, Washington Post story by science reporter Rick Weiss. Implying that opponents of human cloning are the moral equivalent of the Taliban, Weiss wrote:   "In November, researchers announced that they had made the first human embryo clones, giving immediacy to warnings by religious conservatives and others that science is no longer serving the nation's moral will....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Unusual Protagonist of Grettir's Saga

- The Unusual Protagonist of Grettir's Saga   The decision to make Grettir the protagonist for Grettir's Saga is an interesting if not unusual choice on the part of the author(s). Examination of this atypical choice speaks volumes about the Icelandic society in the 13th century, when it is believed the saga was written down, as well as Icelandic society during the 10th century, when the majority of the action in the saga occurs. Before we begin an analysis and examination of Grettir, however, it is important to understand what a saga is and the purpose it serves....   [tags: Grettir Saga Essays]

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Alleged Communist Plots

- Alleged Communist plots were gradually growing post World War II and through the 1940s – 1950s, there was a fear to undermine Australian Society. Across the globe Britain, American and Australia had an underlying fear, which was the revolt of suburban security being taken away by the cause of communist plots. Australia’s attitude towards this was to attempt to expose and remove all communists and communist plots across all of society within Australia. (Skwirk, 2014) Fear of communists within there own society was definitely a threat that was in the mind of the Australian government but also the fear of communist invasion from outside of Australia....   [tags: post world war II, australian society]

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The Legend of Robin Hood

- The legend of Robin Hood is undoubtedly one of the most well-known tales of all time. Some historians claim that he is a purely mythical figure, while others point to indications that such a person may have existed. Real or not, the English story of Robin Hood and his Merry Men sets forth a captivating tale of a daring outlaw unrivalled in his archery capabilities. The nineteenth century witnessed a boom in the popularity of Robin Hood tales. The English action hero has even found a home at Hollywood and has become something of a movie star in several films, including one released very recently in 2010....   [tags: historians, king henry II]

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The legend of Robin Hood

- The legend of Robin Hood has survived in ballad, book, poem, play, and modern media. The story of Robin Hood has been of great interest among a select group of historians. It is highly debated whether he actually existed. Many historical texts of the time describe outlaws that closely match the description of Robin Hood. The legend of Robin Hood was originally based on a real person. Over the years, the legend of Robin Hood has endured great change. Through each generation, the story acquired new characters, tales, expanded themes, and some fresh historical contexts to adapt to the interests of the audience....   [tags: history, historians, true identity]

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The Legal Society Of Hastings College School Of The Law And The Hastings

- In 2010 the New York Times published an article called “A Case of Discrimination”. It explained the Supreme Court Case, “Christian Legal Society v. Martinez”. This case involved the Hastings College School of the Law and the Hastings chapter of the Christian Legal Society. There were many issues with the claims of the New York Times in this article. The claim was not supported due to omissions of important facts and overlooking inconvenient evidence, factual errors, and contradictions. These mistakes play a key role in disproving this claim....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Theme of Medieval Bravery Found in Literature and Movies of Today

- The connection to medieval bravery is still found in literature of today. In medieval society, knights were expected to follow a certain way of behavior. One had to be loyal to his lord and was expected to be brave enough to fight for his people and his castle. The book Tom Clancy’s Endwar is a fictional story about World War III in the year 2020 (Tom Clancy’s). In the story, Saudi Arabia and Iran destroy each other in a nuclear war which results in Russia having control over most of the oil trade....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Abortion: The Impact of Federalism and the Separation of Power

- Otto von Bismarck once said, “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” The arduous process that a bill undergoes in order to become a law may seem grueling and pointless; however, the processes high caliber of difficulty allows for the extreme prestige and exclusivity of bills that are passed. Because the process is so exhausting, and filibusters, subsequently requiring a super-majority vote to pass a bill, have always been such a threat in Congress, historically, bills that attempt to reform sensitive issues have not fared well in the legislative branch....   [tags: legal issues, laws, bills]

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Sports Enhancing Drugs Is Great for sports: Personal Opinion Essay

- Sports are full of entertainment and great players. Imagine if the players were boosted with skills and performed like the monster on the movie Space Jam. This would be amazing if you never watched space jam I highly recommended you do so. The movie was great; it had one of the worlds best athletes in it Michal Jordan. He is known as one of the greatest basketball players ever to play the game. Space jam can show how an extra boost can improve players’ game play to the next level. Athletes should be able to use sports enhancing drugs to boost performance for better play and fan entertainment....   [tags: Athletics, Performance]

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Observation of a Production of Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona

- Observation of a Production of Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Two Gentlemen of Verona Shakespeare Bulletin Review Presented by ILLINOIS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL at WESTHOFF THEATRE, Normal. IL. July 3-August 5, 1994. Directed by Calvin MacLean. Set and lighting by Kent Goetz. Costumes by Dan Wilhelm. Sound and music by Rick Peeples. Choreography by Connie de Veer. Fights by John Sipes. With Darrel Ford (Speed). Keytha Graves (Julia), Ted deChatelet (Proteus). Brian Herriott (Valentine), David Kortemeier (Antonio, Outlaw), Robert Kropf (Launce), Philip Thompson (Thurio), Patrice Wilson (Silvia)....   [tags: Papers]

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Pride: A Catalyst in “The Saga of the Volsungs”

- Benjamin Franklin once said, “Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than Kings and Governments.” The same can be said about the pride of the major characters in the epic story “The Saga of the Volsungs” (translated by Jesse L. Byock). Every prominent figure from Sigi, to the last sons of Gudrun, suffers from his/her own pride. Pride causes a rippling effect that leads to jealousy, betrayal, and revenge throughout the epic. A hero’s own excessive pride leads to his own jealousy if challenged or leads to the jealousy of others who do not have as much wealth and power....   [tags: Classic Literature]

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Some Recent Reports about Robin Hood Might Be Wrong

- The legend of Robin Hood has become a home hold story both in Britain and many other countries as well. The Saxon nobleman, who was oppressed by the Normans, hid in the forest of Sherwood in the north midlands of England with his band of “merry men” went out to rob from the rich to give to the poor has featured in many television series and films (1); however, in Robin Hood: The Unknown Templar, a new book by John Paul Davis and some other recent reports, it is claimed that Robin Hood may not actually be so great a hero as it is usually depicted....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Human Rights Of A Motorcycle Gangs ( Omcg )

- The government has the responsibility to make sure that the community is safe. Sometimes the government has to enforce laws that breach certain rights in order to protect the safety of the community. This essay will explore the issue of human rights in relation to Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMCG) by examining: the history of the issue; the current law; stakeholders and their interests; positive and negative aspects of the legal situation; and recommendations for change. In Australia there has been a historic link between OMCG and crime and violence, it is this association that has led to the current VLAD law in Queensland and other states considering harsher laws as well....   [tags: Crime, Human rights, Police, Gang]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Old West '

- A former Texas Ranger pursues a ruthless outlaw, Empty Heart, during the 1850s California Gold Rush. STORY COMMENTS BLOODSTONE is a proposed one-hour TV Pilot dramatic western. It takes place during the dynamic time of the California Gold Rush during the 1850’s. The Old West comes to life authentically easily transporting the audience back in time. The pilot centers on the idea of a gritty and gusty Texas Ranger’s pursuit of a chilling killer known as “Empty Heart.” While the idea of the law going after an outlaw isn’t new to the industry, the characters in this pilot feel refreshing and compelling, especially Empty Heart....   [tags: California Gold Rush, Gold, Audience]

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A Jest of a Gest of Robin Hood

- “Lythe and listin, gentilmen / That be of frebore blode; I shall you tel of a gode yeman / His name was Robyn Hode” (A Gest of Robyn Hode). The tale of Robin Hood has been told many times in verse, in prose, in play and in film, with the writers, directors and singers offering almost as many versions. In 2010, Ridley Scott presented his take on the tale with the movie “Robin Hood”, starring Russell Crowe in the titular role. Ridley Scott reimagines the tale to be set in the last year of the eleventh century with scenes ranging from France to London to Nottingham....   [tags: robin hood, russell crowe, ridley scott]

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The Braden Scale For Predicting Pressure Sore Risk

- According to Iranmanesh, Rafiei, and Sabzevari (2012), pressure ulcers occur as a result of “... tissue necrosis that develops when soft tissue is compressed between a prominent bone and the external surface for a long time” (para. 1). In addition, certain risk factors can predispose patients to forming pressure sores such as age, malnutrition, incontinence, dehydration, immobility, and/or friction and shearing forces (Armour-Burton, Fields, Outlaw, & Deleon, 2013). The goal of this paper is to examine the purpose, frequency of use, background, and clinical significance of using “the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk (Braden Scale) ...” among hospitalized adults (i.e., 18 years...   [tags: Bedsore, Skin, Gangrene, Iatrogenesis]

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The Great Compromise And The Slave Trade Compromise

- When the Founding Fathers got together at Philadelphia to draft the Constitution, they had many different views and opinions as to how to govern our country. At the convention, the founders fought over the issues of slavery, representation and the Congress’s powers. Their personal lives had influenced their ideas and some of the compromises made at the Constitutional Convention. The founders’ different personal experiences, economic backgrounds, and coming from states of different sizes, economy and needs, led to the creation of the Three-Fifths Compromise, The Great Compromise, and the Slave Trade Compromise....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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Jesse James: Not Your Everyday Robin Hood

- The Wild West consisted of many men, women, and children, but only one made the biggest impact. He was not your everyday Robin Hood. In fact, he was known for being ruthless and vicious. He was a real life outlaw and bandit. He was known for bank robbing, train robbing, and killing people who got in his way. He was Jesse Woodson James and he made his mark on the Wild West until his death in 1882, above all, he remains famous after over 100 years in American history. First of all, Jesse James began his life on September 5, 1847....   [tags: Biography]

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Robin Hood: The Hero of Sherwood Forest

- In the days of King Harry II, Robin Hood was an adventurous, kind gentlemen and good yeoman. For instance, he was the most courteous outlaw in all of Sherwood. Although he did steal from the rich to get his money, it was for a righteous purpose. There were many impecunious people in England, and Robin Hood provided for them. He never kept the money for his own selfish lusts or desires. When the tale of Robin Hood is told, it gives a clear perspective of his fearless, honest, and compassionate heart, making him a true hero....   [tags: robin hood, sherwood forest]

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What is the Cause of Teen Violence

- "Teen violence refers to harmful behaviors that can start early and continue into young adulthood" (Teen Violence). As generations continue to pass, the issue of teen violence remains. Why do kids act the way they do. What factors into their violent behavior. Questions like these do not have straight answers; instead, they seek out people's differing opinions. John Leo, Mike Males, Gloria Steinem, Charlie James, Chuck Shelton, Annette Fuentes, and James Garbarino share their opinions about the controversy of teen violence through newspaper and magazine articles....   [tags: Teen Violence, Harmful Behaviors, Young Adulthood]

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The Pros and Cons of Internet Pornography

- Dating back all the way to the 1980’s, before the internet, pornography was still a very popular and readily accessible phenomenon sweeping the nation. Many groups have tried to shut down the whole institution for the stigma it has of being very distasteful and obscene. These groups, including feminists, religious groups, and even the Reagan administration, for years, have been working toward legislation to outlaw pornography.(Suderman) What they don’t realize is that they are actually trying to remove a safe and creative sexual outlet for many people....   [tags: The Benefits of Internet Pornography]

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Francisco Poncho Villa and the Columbus Raid

- Introduction In the morning of March 9, 1916, a number of Villista’s armed to the teeth crossed the border attacking the small town of Columbus, New Mexico. The United States suffered its first attack on its soil since the War of 1812. General Francisco “Poncho” Villa raided and torched the city.1 Washington responded by sending Brigadier General John “Black Jack” Pershing, which lead the “Punitive Expedition” into Mexico.2 Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Mao Tse-tung, “Che” Guevara, Osama bin Laden and others have professed unique qualifications as innovators and practitioners of Guerrilla warfare....   [tags: planning, revolution, action]

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Robin Hood: A Thief or a Hero?

- ... Robin Hood was not a thief. He was simply taking what was stolen from the common people and giving it back to them. The leader of the country was the true thief. He charged outrageous taxes that the people could barely pay, and oppressed them when they could not pay it. (“Robin Hood: The Folk Hero” 2). This is what makes him a thief. Charging outrageous taxes that almost no one can pay is unnecessarily and maliciously taking something that belongs to someone else for your own benefit. That is basically the definition of thievery....   [tags: villiam, law, poor, stealing, betrayed]

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Taking a Look at Sir William Wallace

- Sir William Wallace is believed to be one of Scotlands greatest national heroes. He led the Rising of 1297, in an attempt to reverse the loss of Scottish independence to England. He was knighted and made Guardian of Scotland. He later resigned after The Battle of Falkirk when he was defeated by English cavalry. In August, 1305 he was arrested, condemned as a traitor, and killed. Scotland views Wallace as a national hero for his role in their freedom, however the English have viewed Wallace as a traitor, murdered, and an outlaw....   [tags: Scotland national heroes]

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The Internet and All of Its Freedom

- The internet is a vast and diverse library of information that reaches all edges of the world. It is the greatest wealth of information we have ever had at our disposal. The internet is involved in most of our daily interactions. Daily interactions such as newspapers, television, movies, phone calls, computer data, banking, shopping, are all going digital. There is so much information available that we have an infinite library at our disposal at all times. We are in a digital age and the possibilities are endless....   [tags: knowledge, information]

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