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The Promise by Chaim Potok

- The Promise by Chaim Potok 1.In 10-12 sentences, write a brief outline of the plot of the novel. Be sure to make clear the major conflict of the story. 1.In the beginning of the novel, the main character, Reuben, is spending some time with his father at their cottage. His friend, Rachel is also vacationing nearby. Reuben finds out that Rachel's 14 year old cousin, Michael, is mentally ill, and Reuben seems to be the only person Michael will talk to. Near the end of the summer, Reuben's best friend Danny comes to visit Reuben and the Gordons (Rachel's family) invite Danny over to discuss Michael because Danny is a genius, and he is studying psychology....   [tags: Chaim Potok Promise Essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism of Chaim Potok's Promise

- "Promise" by Paul Lawrence Dunbar is filled with symbolism. The basic definition of the word "promise," the title of the poem, refers to something to be given, granted, or willingly kept for the future. Yet no promise is fulfilled. A study of the plot reveals there really was no promise or guarantee at all--only an assumption. The "gardener" in this poem symbolizes a lover who, only to satisfy his (or her) own selfish desires, nurtures and cares for another. The "rose" symbolizes a loved one, a loved one eventually lost because the lover tries to hold onto, earn, and force love....   [tags: Chaim Potok Promise Essays]

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Irony of Situations and Satire in Chaim Potok's Promise

- "Promise" is a poem about the time and love put into one rose. The rose then blossoms, and blooms, and grows more and more beautiful. But before the rose reaches its peak of beauty, it was picked. The conflict is that the rose wasn't seen at its most beautiful stage by the one who nurtured it. This rose can symbolize any one sacred thing to one's heart. The author of this poem, Paul Lawrence Dunbar uses irony of situations and satire in this particular poem. The red rose that was picked by the inconsiderate child portrays the feelings of parents losing their offspring before complete maturity....   [tags: Chaim Potok Promise Essays]

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A Promise Is A Promise

- A Promise Is A Promise The room was ridiculously cold and my skin was damp against the sheets. No matter how extreme the temperature, I am addicted to the calming lull of the air conditioner as I sleep. It’s what they call my “white noise.” The afternoon sun was playing peek-a-boo with the clouds as its rays snuck in through the blinds. The muscles in my neck and shoulders were throbbing. I was still trying to get used to my awkward dorm room bed. A muffled voice traveled through the paper-thin brick wall and the sound of familiar music took center stage in my dreams....   [tags: Personal Narrative Death Friendships Papers]

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The Promise, by Oral Lee Brown

- Keeping the Promise In her book The Promise, Oral Lee Brown discusses how she set out with the intention of helping one little girl and ended up changing the lives of twenty three children. She starts her narrative with a description of a child whose poverty worried her so much that her face haunted her dreams, and recounts how her search for the child brought her to Brookfield Elementary where she adopted a first grade class with the promise of sending them all to college if they graduated high school....   [tags: Summary, Philanthropic Actions]

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C. Wright Mills' The Promise

- According to C. Wright Mills’ “The Promise”, he feels that an individual’s life and how they act is based on the society and what is happening around them at that time. Mills states in his essay that the sociological imagination helps us understand each individual’s background, lifestyles, and habits and/or traditions. It also allows us to understand the influence society may have on a person and how “historical” events led to it. Based on what he wrote, to understand this “imagination” we must be able to connect a person’s public or personal issues with the events happening within society during that time....   [tags: book report, literary analysis, society]

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The Promise of Global Business

- ... And the answer to that for now is only slightly. Nevertheless, for businesses who were passed in the last decade to reach the internet goldmines, it can be expected that reaching new international markets will happen just as fast, if not faster, for those who already have their focus set to global. For the early birds who find themselves venturing into the international market during the next decade, it will truly be an eye-opening experience in how fettered various economies around the world can be....   [tags: internet, market, technology]

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The Promise: President Obama

- When Barack Obama stood before a cheering crowd in his home state Illinois and announced his candidacy, no believed that this guy had any chance of winning the nomination. Majority of Americans did not believe that the country was actually ready for an African-American president with a promise of changing the course of politics in Washington. However, on November 4, 2008, for the first time, the citizens of the United States elected an African-American president with a name Barack Hussein Obama....   [tags: American Government, Politics, Obama's First Year]

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The Promise Of Pentecost

- The Promise of Pentecost "I am going to send you what my Father promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high." Luke 24:49(NIV) Since the Old Testament, the Spirit of God was promised to come to the people of God. The prophet Joel wrote: "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions." (Joel 2:28 NIV) Nine hundred years later, the Spirit of the living God was poured upon His church in an event named Pentecost....   [tags: Church Religion Religious ]

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The Promise Of Nanotechnology

- The Promise of Nanotechnology Nanotechnology is designing and building machines in which every atom and chemical bond is specified precisely (Hall 21). Products of nanotechnology are anything that is smaller than 100 nanometers. Nanotechnology is a broad term used for various parts of biomechanics. There are many promises of nanotechnology in the fields of environment, transportation and health. And this is just a small glimpse into the world of nanotechnology. But because nanotechnology is so broad and covers so many aspects of life, in this essay I will only discuss the promises in the health field....   [tags: Technology Nanotechnology ]

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California's Promise

- In the 1960’s California experienced reverence through the reputation of being a promising great state. The increasing population as well as the massive publicity, contributed in highlighting this notion. However, in 2011, California no longer holds the same reputation in the eyes of its residents. With a current state deficit of $25.4 Billion, many Californians believe that the state is hopeless and can no longer regain to its past stardom. Famed Historian, Kevin Starr argues that California has lost its promise entirely; however, California has not lost its promise entirely for the fact that California is still the eighth largest economy in the world....   [tags: State Government, State Deficit]

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I Promise: A Promise I Could Not Keep to My Sister

- ... 3 months earlier “Come on Brianna, you’re never ready!” “I’m almost done, stop complaining!” “I’ll look better than you anyway, so why try?” “We’re twins, stupid!” ( her favorite line to say when I say I look better than her) Moments later we were finally on our way to the party. Music blasting, we were talking and laughing like we always did. We finally convinced our parents of letting us drive the car, well mostly me since I was licensed. When we pulled up to the party, Brianna became nervous....   [tags: twin, life, druck, drive]

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Machiavelli and Obama: The Benefits of NOT Keeping a Promise

- In chapter eighteen of The Prince, Machiavelli tells the reader how to be successful and when not to keep your word. It is seen through out history that people of power constantly renege on their promises. This philosophy can be connected to our most prominent political figure of this modern day: President Obama. In this chapter, Machiavelli has two major premises: the nature of man, and the nature of fighting. After explaining the natures of both man and fighting, Machiavelli makes the argument that it is better to be a fox (thus successful) and gives a basic outline on how to be one....   [tags: The Prince, Machiavelli ]

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The Civics Of Rock and The Promise of New Sounds

- Introduction The political possibilities of popular music particularly in the sixties served as a reflection on the society of the United States of America, as it has been suggested throughout my thesis. I have argued that blues revolutionized music and folk politicised it. Now, I will demonstrate how rock contributed to a widespread and far-reaching cultural exchange between black and white America in regards to the issues the counter-culture was concerned about. Rock also reflected the political conflicts of the day and through which the young generation sought liberation and self-respect....   [tags: cultural transition, music, political perspectives]

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Eliminating Deficits: Finding the Promise in Teachers

- Setting the Stage for Positivity Much discussion has been given to the idea of reframing our views of and interactions with school-age children from culturally, linguistically, ethnically, and economically diverse (hereafter, CLEED) backgrounds. The discussion typically revolves around ending the deficit paradigm—which views students from these backgrounds in a negative context—and developing a new lens through which to view diversity. This new lens focuses not only on the strengths that a diverse student holds, but also on finding the positive aspects of those characteristics that people would typically view as negative....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]

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The Olympics' Promise to Bring Countries Together

- ... Oppossing the law would go against South Africa's law which would tie into political aspects. In 1968, two black American male athletes made history at the Mexico Olympics by making a silent protest against racial discrimination during the American National Anthem in the victory ceremony. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200m run stood with their heads bowed and a black-gloved hand raised as the American National Anthem played. Both men wore black socks and no shoes and Smith wore a black scarf around his neck....   [tags: apartheid, competition, ceremony]

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Stem Cells Offer Great Promise

- Stem cells offer great promise for success in future medical treatments. However, there still remains to be biased opinions on whether or not the use of stem cell for research is the most appropriate and effective tool for medical research. This topic is especially important for people who are suffering from disease that is capable of being treated through stem cell use. For these people, the treatment has the potential to change their outlook on life to a positive one. The advancements are diverse and have the potential to help cure numerous diseases and illnesses....   [tags: stem cell research, AMA, cloning, USPTO]

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Covenant and Promise

- COVENANT AND PROMISE • BERITH = Hebrew word for covenant • Berith is found in the earliest records in the Bible and is fundamental to Hebrew religion. In Latin it is Testamentum. • The Old Testament and the New Testaments means the old and the new covenants. A covenant is a promise. • Chesed = Hebrew word for the attitude of loyalty and faithfulness which both parties should observe towards one another in a covenant relationship. • The covenant ‘chesed’ of God is so strong that it can never pass away....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Child's Promise

- A Childs Promise This Friday night seemed just like any other with Mom and I lounging on the sofa watching the Grand Ole Opry. I could feel the joy that the Opry brought to my mom just by the look in her eyes as she watched, listened, and sometimes sang. Well she hummed more than she sang but that was my mom’s way of singing. As we watched her eyes would glow. Sometimes I would see a sparkle. As I watched her I knew what I had to do. I hugged my mom and said “Mother, when I’m all grown up I’m going to take you there”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pursuing a Promise

- It was a cold winter at night, Saleem was sent to the nearest hospital after suffering an accident during his football game, Saleem had dislocated his knee, ironically right after scoring the wining touchdown for his team. " Look at his left knee!. I am not sure it's either broken or dislocated!. We need a doctor. Someone call an ambulance!." Coach Achiron knew it was a very serious injury, he also knew this could easily end Saleem's career. In pain and agony Saleem was screaming, not being able to speak....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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Paideia, Prejudice and the Promise of the Practical

- Paideia, Prejudice and the Promise of the Practical In an age of radical pluralism it is increasingly difficult to affirm and sustain the educational aspirations of Greek paideia (Latin humanitas). The most challenging attacks on these aspirations come from standpoints which share a postmodern attitude of opposition towards inherited cultural ideals, especially those which claim universality. This paper first examines optimistic and pessimistic prospects for the educational heritage of humanitas, concluding that, in the face of cultural disparateness which is increasingly evident in post-Enlightenment cultures, the pessimistic case seems to be more convincing....   [tags: Philosophy Diversity Science Papers]

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A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural

- A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change Bell Hooks was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1952. She was born into the era of segregation and was in high school during the start of civil rights movements. Since Hook’s was a young African American that attended one of the first integrated high schools, she experienced racism and segregation first hand. Her writing explains how it was to live during these times and also exhibits how her experiences effected her emotionally....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Bell Hooks Essays]

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The Promise of the Dietary Supplement

- The Promise of the Dietary Supplement Fat Busters, Fat Trappers, Fat Magnets and Fat Absorbers all have one ‘miraculous’ agent in common – chitosan. Why is this supplement all the rage in today’s weight loss market. Will chitosan live up to its touted potential. The dietary supplement, chitosan is the processed, more water-soluble form of one of the most common substances in nature: chitin (KITE-in). The exoskeletons of arthropods (ants, shellfish, etc.) and the walls of many molds, yeast and fungi contain this building block of nature....   [tags: Research Science Diet Essays]

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The Broken Promise- Personal Narrative

- The Broken Promise- Personal Narrative “Thirty years ago in this very room, my father told me a few things, things that I want to tell you today. He said life offers you many paths to choose from. You have to choose the one that is right, the one where you never have to bend down, one where you never fall. Never take any step that will bring shame to your family name or prestige. I have not forgotten his words till today, and neither should you. Promise me that you will follow the traditions of this family....   [tags: Papers]

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The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative: A Cost Estimate

- Overview The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) draws upon promising practices from a national body of work that suggest that dual-generation programming is an effective strategy for breaking the cycle of poverty. Specifically, two-generation strategies that suggest integrating education, employment opportunities, and peer support for parents and academic and support services for their children will produce far more promising outcomes for both the parents and their child. The DCPNI Academy for Girls and Their Mothers is a 12-month program where middle-school aged girls attending Cesar Chavez Public Charter School will join classmates and the caring female in their lives for workshops...   [tags: DCPNI, Cesar Chavez Public Charter School]

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Reflection and Enemies of Promise

- In the last three decades, a great advance in genetic research and biotechnology has occurred. Max Born said in his essay, "Reflection," "But suddenly, about three hundred years ago, an explosion of mental activity occurred: modern science and technology were born. Since then, they have increased at an ever growing rate, probably faster than exponentially, and are now transforming the human world beyond recognition" (209). Similarly, Michael Bishop said in " Enemies of Promise," "We live in an age of scientific triumph....   [tags: Reflection Enemies]

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The Promise of Human Cloning

- The Promise of Human Cloning Cloning opens many doors of opportunities in the agricultural aspect of the United States of America. It has already been a major factor in saving the lives of many humans. I feel the society as a whole can not and should not degrade this scientifical finding. I feel that human cloning should not be done and that this subject raises too many ethical questions. I would like to focus on an agricultural aspect if I may. People raised hell when animal parts were put into humans to save lives and today it is an accepted part of medicinal science....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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Reflection Paper on Living in the Land of Promise Article

- Have you ever wondered what true happiness is. Or what is living in a Promised Land like. Or just wondering how can a priest live a happy life if they are to give up on a lot of things. Or have you ever wondered of your purpose on life. On why we are all here on Earth. I believe, each and every one of us, is living in this world with a purpose. It may be a great or a simple one but we are all called by God to fulfill certain tasks. And as we fulfill whatever that task is, we should always be ready to face all sorts of challenges along the way....   [tags: Theology]

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Women´s Literature: The First Promise by Ashapurna Debi

- The primary question that comes up while we look at a certain text is the way in which the author has exercised the choice in terms of narrative modes, and the ways in which the imaginative world is communicated to the reader. In case of writers who are women, these questions demand a more rigorous reading of the text in terms of the dominant ideological frame against which the test is displayed. Speaking about the complex relationship between women’s writing and the social matrix, Tharu and Lalitha point out that, in the post independence era Indian women engaged with “the profound rearticulation of the political world and of imaginative life that took place in the 1940s and 1950s with...   [tags: narrative process, voice, modes]

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The Promise of Mediation, written by Baruch Bush and Joe Folger

- The book The Promise of Mediation, written by Baruch Bush and Joe Folger, outlines two different approaches to mediation: problem-solving and transformative. A problem-solving mediator uses a highly controlled process that directs the “substance of the discussion” (Burgess, 1997). Problem-solving mediators highlight the areas that the parties agree on, while avoid areas of disagreement. This approach means that problem-solving mediators play a large role in in “crafting settlement terms and obtaining the parties' agreement,” even though in theory all decisions are made by the participants (Burgess, 1997)....   [tags: problem solving, transformative mediation]

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Charlie's Promise.

- Father works in a factory, and Mother passed away from Influenza four years ago. But with three children, the money they make doesn't care for them well; and the lack of food and coal for heating specifically is troublesome. Charlie’s father sent her away and as awful as that may sound, Charlie would disagree. She's paid a dollar a week, though it is not as much as in the factory, she lives in better conditions. Though she was away from her family Charlie promised her father to always take care of her sisters....   [tags: short story]

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Science and Technology in Reflections and Enemies of Promise

- Science and Technology in Reflections and Enemies of Promise        The controversy over science is the central argument in both Max Born's "Reflections" and J. Michael Bishop's "Enemies of Promise." Science and technology have greatly influenced and improved the way people live in a society. However, while Born argues that science is the essence of the "breakdown of human civilization" (208), Bishop strongly disagrees with Born's views: that scientists must take responsibility for their inventions and discoveries....   [tags: Reflections Enemies]

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The Promise Of Employment and Causes of Hitler's Popularity

- The Promise Of Employment and Causes of Hitler's Popularity Adolf Hitler was a manipulative and purely evil dictator who killed and hurt many innocent people in Germany, and eventually all over Europe. But how did a man like this ever become so popular. How could a man like this sweep his country into something like this. In January of 1933 Hitler was made Chancellor of Germany. His Nazi party were becoming more and more popular. But how was this happening. I think the main cause of Hitler's popularity and growing votes was because Germany was in such a bad state of depression, and so many people were unemployed....   [tags: Papers]

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Promise v. Reality of Equal Opportunity

- The history of the United States is littered with exclusionary methods that create complex webs of structural racism that have persisted from the times of indentured servitude and slavery to the modern day. During the 1970s specifically the practice of redlining was in full swing, and many people of color were forced to work unskilled or semi-skilled jobs due to widespread workplace discrimination. These structures serve to create obstacles to the success of minorities, those not traditionally considered to be ‘white’....   [tags: My Beloved World, Sonia Sotomayor]

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General Rules of Contract Law

- 1.0 Introduction In this Essay we will be discussing of what does a consideration consist of and how to recognise the element that is influencing the court’s decision when the issue come in relation to perform their exiting duties. We shall also discuss what are the general rules when comes for the formation of a contract and what are the different solutions when comes to the breaching of a contract with example of some cases. This topic need an analysis how can consideration has the main role to play when it comes of an enforceable contract....   [tags: breach, consideration, promise]

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The Consequences of Eating from the Tree of Knowledge

- ... Waltke follows Leupold in claiming that this death was primarily spiritual. He does this because it is very evident in the subsequent chapter that when Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, they did not immediately fall down and die. Instead we read in Genesis 5 how they continued to live what seems to have been long lives. We are not told this in the case of Eve, but we read of Adam living to an advanced old age of 930 years. This brings us to the crux of our problem. It is a problem between promise and fulfillment....   [tags: death, forbidden, promise]

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The Major Influencing Factors of the Industrial Revolution

- During the industrial revolution, new technology had been invented that promised more work with less labour, progressed the way people lived, but created problems when children worked in the factories with the machines. One of the major factors roles of the revolution of industry is Factories and Industry itself. In the following text, The industrial revolution was divided into progress, problem, and promise. As the dawn of early industry, there was an argument whether industry was an issue or not....   [tags: progress, problem, promise, advantages]

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Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells Hold Great Promise in Medicine

- Stem cells are versatile cells that have great promise in medicine. There are two main types of stem cells: adult and embryonic stem cells. For many years, embryonic stem cells were considered the most useful for research and advancements in medical therapies. Embryonic stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can be prompted to become any tissue in the body. That is why they are considered so important, however, the pluripotence of the embryonic stem cell can also be their downfall. Since these cells can become anything, this also means they can mutate into tumors and other undesirable things....   [tags: research, immune system, transplant]

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One Laptop per Child cannot promise a Better Future

- The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project was founded by Nicholas Negroponte, co-founder and director of MIT Media Laboratory. The OLPC mission aims to “empower the world’s poorest children through education” by providing them with “rugged, low-cost, low-power and connected” laptops (About the project mission, n.d.). OLPC claims that the 200-dollar XO computer is designed for “collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning” (About the project mission, n.d.). They follow five principles wherever these laptops go: children get to keep the laptop, the age group is from six to twelve years old, OLPC gives enough laptops at a time for entire schools or classes so nobody feels left out, the lapt...   [tags: Technology, Education]

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Cupid: The God of Love

- Cupid is a major symbol for Valentine’s Day. Simply because, he’s the god of love. Cupid was willing to do anything to make his mother, Venus, happy. She sent Cupid out on a mission to make her arch rival fall in love with the ugliest living thing ever. Unfortunately, this backfired on Venus and Cupid became his own victim. Cupid was the son of Venus and Mars. Venus didn’t like the fact that Cupid stayed a baby, therefore, she went to Themis. She said, “Love cannot grow without passion,” (Baker 81)....   [tags: psyche, valentine, promise]

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Sek: A Fictional Narrative

- "Oh, wow. Here I was thinking you would need my help!" I exclaimed when I walked into Haruhi's room. She had hair extensions used to give her curled pigtails and wore a blue, white, and pink dress with pink heels. She even had earrings. "I think the twins' maids came in and attacked me this morning," Haruhi grumbled as she looked in the mirror and ran her hand through one of the pigtails. I sat on the bed. After sighing, she wondered, "Are you feeling better?" "I guess," I shrugged. I wasn't really, but at least I wasn't tired anymore....   [tags: love, promise, date]

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Crossing the Red Sea

- “God’s presence in the trial is much better than exemption from the trial.”- C.H. Mackintosh James 1 commands Christians to count the trials we face as joy. The Lord uses these trials to test our faith and to strengthen our hope in him. Through the story of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt, the Old Testament provides an example of how God intends to be glorified through trials. The crossing of the Red Sea provides “a unique display of God’s power,” (Epp 50). The act in itself was a divine miracle that cannot be explained by any other force outside of God’s power....   [tags: faith, lord, promise, glory]

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Beth Blue Swadener's Article Children and Familes: At Promise

- “At Promise”: Children and Families When an individual hears the words, ‘at risk’, they immediately think of all the negative characteristics of terminology: teen pregnancy, troubled teens, gang bangers, drop outs, substance abusers, and so on. I know I sure did. In reading Beth Blue Swadener’s article, “Children and Families “at Promise”: Deconstructing the Discourse of Risk”, I’ve learned that there are so much more to labeling at student ‘at risk’. There is actually a history behind the meaning and how ‘at risk’ became such a dangerous label....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bell Hooks' A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change

- Bell Hooks' "A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change" “Be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewal of your minds.” Romans 12:2. Bell Hooks quotes the bible to explain to her audience that people don’t always have to follow societies perceived notions concerning racism; instead they should think for themselves and construct their own opinions about what is right. Bell Hooks’ essay, “A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change,” speaks about the integrated public school system and it’s effect on society of the later 1950’s and 1960’s....   [tags: Racism Black Race Bell Hooks Essays]

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An Analysis of J Michael Bishops Enemies Of Promise

- An Analysis of J Michael Bishops Enemies Of Promise In the summer of 1995, the periodical Wilson Quarterly published "Enemies of Promise," an essay by J. Michael Bishop, a Nobel Prize-winning professor of microbiology from the University of California, San Francisco. The essay addressed the renewed criticism the scientific community has received in recent years by an ignorant and unduly critical public. The overall effect this single work has had on the world may be nominal, but the points Professor Bishop raises are significant, and provide ammunition against the ignorants who maintain this "intellectual war," centuries after it was sparked....   [tags: Papers]

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Honored Irish Immigrants

- ... In October of 1845, Britain’s Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel, established a scientific commission to discover over half of Irelands potatos had been ruined by “wet rot.” The potato crop failed time and time again. Irish people began to lose hope in receiving better living conditions, but the shipping lanes opened to America after they had been closed by the war (Philip). Irish began to think of the American dream and promise. The American dream and promise changes a nations state of mind. It originally comes from the Declaration of Independence....   [tags: dream, promise, hardwork, desire]

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Promise of Money

- ... Students see the college degree as a slip of paper helps them get a better job. “ Professors believe that a college diploma represents the culmination of an education. Students, however, increasingly see the diploma as a credential that will lead to a better job” (6). Not only education is a way out of poverty, but education is a gateway to wealth accumulation. Another purpose of going to college is to gain edges and advantages in a very competing workforce. A student with an associate or higher education degree is likely to be demanded by many companies....   [tags: a college education]

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Lyndon B. Johnson's Explaination of our Fundamental Rights in “American Promise: Message to Congress”

- ... Susan B. Anthony also outlines the disparity between justice and law by alluding to the doctrine America was founded upon, namely the Constitution. The way Africans Americans struggled for the right to vote clearly parallels women’s suffrage. The nation was established on natural rights given to all citizens of America and those rights were being taken away. Ironically, many Americans fought for equal rights but practiced slavery which took away from the progression of our society as a whole....   [tags: voting, racism, inequality ]

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Promise and Challenge of Distance Learning

- Since 2007, there have been developed to assist people with cognitive disability, the concept used in Europe with an Identification Card System. In 2011called the Special Needs Application Programming Interface (SNAPI) software a card or Smart ID card that has a record of a person's disability needs allows software to summon these preferences to change font size, screen and text color, speed of the computer or icon size on computers, which is great for those with cognitive impairments. Once the user is done with the computer and removes the smart card the computer system goes back to the original standard set up....   [tags: e-learner, games and simulations]

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Promise of Ethanol and Biodiesel

- Biofuels, fuels that provide energy using relatively recent organic sources, have been around just as long as cars have. In fact, the first cars ran on peanut oil. Henry Ford, founder of a multimillion dollar American car company, planned to fuel his massively successful Model T’s with ethanol (National Geographic 2013.) However, this revolutionary idea was swept under the rug when the discovery of massive petroleum deposits kept gasoline and diesel cheap and affordable. As 2014 rolls around, consumers are starting see that the amount of petroleum in the Earth is shrinking and the same story goes for their wallets (Avro 2012.) Not only does burning gas and diesel empty out the wallet, it is...   [tags: renewable, sustainable fuel sources]

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The first time Jane and Mr Bingley meet, the air is filled with promise

- The first time Jane and Mr Bingley meet, the air is filled with promise and romance. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. There are many women and men in this world that state that they don’t need bind in holy matrimony in order to feel complete or happy about their lives. Obviously, these women and men don’t live in the world of Pride and Prejudice. Even the opening line declares a subtle truth so well that it get you thinking....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Analysis on James Joyce´s Eveline

- “Escape. She must escape!” but why she did not (Meyer 515). James Joyce title character in “Eveline” had all the reason in the world to escape her odd life and explore a new life. She fears making the change in her life by moving to Buenos Aires with her boyfriend Frank. Eveline becomes the main provider for her dysfunctional family after her mother’s death and has to make the biggest decision of her life, to stay or runaway. The guilt that Eveline will feel forced her to stay in her trap awful life....   [tags: life, reasons, promise, family, love, leave]

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The Promise of Sociology

- According to C. Wright Mills, what occurs in any one individual's life is interrelated with society as a whole. The sociological imagination gives us the ability to understand the correlation of one's biography, history, and traditions along with the knowledge of the social and historical impact and/or influence society may have on that person or group of people. Mills' notion compels us to investigate into an individual's biography and lifestyles, and place their findings within the surrounding circumstances in which events occur in order to perceive the whole picture of the society in which the individual lives....   [tags: C. Wright Mills Sociological Imagination]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare´s Othello

- ... Iago’s reasons as to why he would offer to break up Othello and Desdemona’s marriage include that he is outraged that Othello promoted Casillo instead of him and that he has suspicions that Othello slept with his wife, Emilia (1203). This is the driving factor to Iago’s deceitful actions in the play. In Act II of Othello the characters all travel to Cyprus, this is when the plot thickens and Iago begins to destroy relationships between the characters (1204). In the first scene Iago reassures Roderigo that Desdemona will grow tired of Othello, however Iago also tells Roderigo that Desdemona will choose Casillo over him....   [tags: truth, promise, character, trait]

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Analysis of The Book of Deutoronomy

- The book of Deuteronomy was written in the time as the Israelites were making their way into the Promised land. The Book of Deuteronomy was written for many reasons. One of them being that, since during tha time Moses was used as a messenger to the people, he was needed to give the Israelites retrospective on what God has accomplished for them thus far. The book was also used for the constant mention of what the Lord our God has truly done for them. The name of the book has the meaning of “ Second Law”....   [tags: bible, israelites, promise land, God]

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is the worlds future a promise or a threat?

- The late 19th century witnessed the marriage of science and industry that continues to this day. The development of technology, no longer strictly the realm of independent inventors was guided and financed by companies searching for new products. At the same time, technology became a part of everyday life, made the world a smaller place, and became a more important force in shaping European and world events. People in the 1890’s held expectations for the future. In 1939, the World Fair, called “The World of Tomorrow” was held in New York City....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Potential and Promise of Nigeria

- In order to fully grasp the concepts, issues, and developments that will be covered in this research paper, I have included background information on Nigeria. This will help you to grasp the main concepts, issues, developments and proposals that will later be relayed in this paper. Nigeria is a creation of European imperialism. Nigeria, a British political construct, is located on the Atlantic Coast in West Africa and is bordered by Benin on the west, Niger and Chad on the north and Cameroon on the east....   [tags: Nigeria Essays]

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Political Leadership and Societal Development: An Unfulfilled Promise in Nigeria

- Nigeria is located in the tropical rainforests of West Africa. She was colonized by Britain until the nineteen-fifties (1950s) when clamor for independence by prominent citizens became fierce. As a result, Nigeria was granted independence as a self-governing state on October 1st 1960. By virtue of her population, she remains the most populous black nation on earth with an estimated population of over one-hundred and forty million people. Since independence, this country has had three unsuccessful experiments with democratic governance....   [tags: International Government ]

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Resilience in the Book Speak

- ... In life, people make, break and regain a myriad of relationships. As we continue this process, we will find that not all confrontations and friendships leave us with a positive impact. Although there will be a multitude of unsatisfactory bonds, it is imperative that people are able to seek out friends that will always be there for them. The ability to find and maintain supportive friendships is one that Melinda was not always able to do and it often kept her from being able to break out of her gloomy shell after her being raped....   [tags: relationships, potential, promise, activities]

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Marriage in Christina Rossetti's Promises Like Pie-Crust and Edgar Allan Poe's Bridal Ballad

- Marriage in Rossetti's Promises Like Pie-Crust and Poe's Bridal Ballad     In Christina Rossetti's "Promises Like Pie-Crust" and Edgar Allan Poe's "Bridal Ballad" female speakers encounter the milestone of marriage. Facing strong pressures from society, Rossetti's speaker refuses marriage in three well-reasoned arguments which are veiled in a guise of superciality. Conversely, Poe's speaker accepts marriage, but by the end of the poem realizes the dire consequences of her decision. Rossetti knows what she wants and does not want out of life; subsequently, Rossetti realizes that personal satisfaction and even joy may exist without a man and thus makes the tough decision not to marry....   [tags: Promises Like Pie-Crust Essays]

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The Rope of Broken Promises

- A thirteen year old boy stands with his back facing the crowd. He is scrawny and offers a promising victory over the rope. They cheer him on, coach yells at him “Come on, scout. You got this!” Little did the crowd know his upper strength fails, his lack of coordination falls six feet through the ground, and his hope was already diminishing as the seconds trickled by. He sighs, places his hands on the worn-out rope and begins the long journey up the brown snake all while lightly cursing at the structure of the school system....   [tags: freedom, physical education, gym]

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Synthetic Biology: Promises and Perils

- Synthetic Biology: Promises and Perils In May 2010, researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) in San Diego announced the construction of the first “synthetic” organism, a bacterium powered by an artificially synthesized genome.1 While the de novo generation of life remains beyond scientific reach (the JCVI team transplanted the synthetic genome into an existing Mycoplasma recipient cell), the implications of Venter’s experimental success are profound. A milestone in the nascent field of synthetic biology, JCVI’s pioneering achievement has inspired prospects for the creation of highly customized genomes with agricultural, environmental, and pharmaceutical applications....   [tags: Synthetic Organisms, J. Craig Venter]

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Stereotyping in Mona in the Promised Land

- Throughout the book, Mona in the Promised Land, the main characters are faced with stereotypes which they cannot control. Stereotypes in society shape the way people are perceived. Everyone deals with their stereotype's in a different way. The two characters who deal with the most stereotypes are Mona, and Barbara. According to their stereotypes, Barbara is a better all around person than Mona, due to her social class, but when it comes to dealing with stereotypes Mona is a much stronger individual....   [tags: Mona in the Promised Land]

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God Promises to Abraham

- After going through the pain of childbirth, naming their babies, seeing their children grow up, and dreaming of their futures, filicide is usually far from the minds of most parents. The emotional ties that parents share with their children are hard to sever, yet in Genesis the culture was accepting of child sacrifices. The fear of the gods was stronger in ancient times, when science was lacking appropriate explanations, and so gods were believed to cause natural events. If the God from Genesis, who was much more powerful than any man and exponentially more vengeful, told parents to sacrifice their child, for the sake of their family (and the rest of the population for that matter), then the...   [tags: Religion, Genesis, Child Sacrifices]

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Forsaken Promises

- A disagreement exists among dispensationalists concerning the Kingdom of God. The argument centers on whether or not the Kingdom is a future or present reality. Dispensationalists disagree as to whether or not the Kingdom will be established by God when He returns or whether the Kingdom is a present reality which is established in part through the Church and will one day be fully realized during the millennial reign. TD argues that the kingdom of God is not a present experience for the Church. TD claim the Kingdom of God will not commence until the day Christ returns....   [tags: Christian Theology]

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Broken Promises

- “Come on!” Nancy whispers to me as I scurry towards her down the deserted street. I swing my bag over my shoulder as I try to keep pace with her. “Hurry. Or we’ll never make it” she snaps. “The others are meeting us beside the tracks.” I breathe in the cool night air and clench my fists, desperately trying to stop them from shaking. Nerves. Excitement. I still couldn’t tell. I stare out the cracked window as Lily plays around the stream at the bottom of our Garden. She hums happily under her breath as she dips her toes into the water, staring at the lush Farm that lies on the other side....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Role of Promises in Our Society

- The Role of Promises in Our Society Promises. They play an integral part in everybody’s life. From the simple I.O.U. to treaties between nations-, everything relies on one’s word and promise. Promises have become a fundamental part of a politician’s arsenal to gain popularity and win votes. Many have long promised a chicken in every pot, but sadly, most pots are empty. Businesspeople love to seal deals with a handshake, another form of an agreement, another promise. Most promises are made simply to gain an advantage and are to be broken later at a more ‘convenient’ time....   [tags: Papers]

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Stereotype of Politicians Breaking Promises

- The Promise Trap 28 September 1999 A common complaint about politicians--so common it's a stereotype--is that they break their promises. Audiences hear one thing, the politician seems to do another, and then the complaining begins. This scenario could be the result of miscommunication on the part of the politician or misinterpretation on the part of the audience. But the reality is more complex. Politicians do make promises, although they rarely use the word as the verb and themselves as the subject of the sentence....   [tags: Politics Political Science Stereotyping]

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Conflicting Cultures in Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land

- Conflicting Cultures in Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land Novels that illustrate a confrontation between disparate cultures provide particularly straightforward insights into basic human behavior. Characters confronted with a cultural conflict must explore basic human commonalities to breach the gap between the cultures. In doing so, one diminishes the differences between her culture and the unknown culture, ultimately bringing her closer to her raw humanity....   [tags: Mona Promised Land Essays]

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Britan Did Not Live Up to Their Promises to India

- ... This ultimately led to a common hatred throughout all of India and a demand for independence. Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi was a national hero to the people of India. He was a national hero because he started a movement amongst the everyday people to go against the British and demonstrate for their freedom. Gandhi “founded the Sabarmati Ashram at Ahmedabad to practice the ideas of truth and non-violence.”(google.com) He went around the county in order to understand the people and to learn what their problems are....   [tags: ghandi, muslims, world war i]

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Moral Complexity in the Making and Keeping of Promises

- The making of a promise involves the voluntary giving of one's word that, if and when a particular circumstance or situation comes about, one will undertake to act in a manner defined by the terms of the promise one has given. The act of making the promise, in other words, implies a willingness to keep it. What is being agreed is that, on the basis of something said in the past, one's future actions will, insofar as the future is foreseeable, follow a particular course and no other. On the related, but rather different question of the motivation involved in keeping a promise, it may be that the promise-maker's acting or deciding in a particular way places him in a position identical to or in...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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God´s Redemptive Promises in Jesus and the New Covenant

- When we read and study the Bible, we are able to learn so many different messages and themes. This paper is going to discuss about the fulfillment of God's redemptive promises in Jesus and the New Covenant as expressed in the teaching about God's kingdom, God's choice of his people, Jesus' sacrificial death, and the visible expression of this in churches. The kingdom of the God is one of the common themes to both the Old and New Testament. Since the New Testament builds upon the literal meaning of the Old Testament message, a thorough study of both testaments is necessary to understand the kingdom....   [tags: kingdom, death, churches, people]

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Characters, Language and Physical Characteristics in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

- Characters, Language and Physical Characteristics in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden     A past of discomfort and sorrow, loneliness and pain shadowed an innocent girl with so much potential. She lay broken under the weight of her own secret longing, while no one seemed to care. Then, through a thick veil of anguish, Deborah noticed an unfamiliar, yet inviting light sprouting from within herself. Through the open door of this needed world Deborah ventured, drowning in her own relief....   [tags: Never Promised Rose Garden]

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On the Obligation to Keep One’s Promises

- On the Obligation to Keep One’s Promises Moral philosophy is generally in pursuit of the “ought.” More specifically, a common goal is to create some sort of rubric for evaluating specific situations, and in the face of a decision, revealing what “ought to be done.” A very important and consequently complicated “ought” is that which dictates if one should keep a promise. This topic is so vast that is seems it would take a great deal of effort to make progress towards an answer, and in fact, there have been volumes of philosophy written about this very subject matter....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Dolven - Industrial Revolution Historical Analysis

- Picture a day where the sun penetrates the atmosphere with a relentless heat, the kind of heat that will cook an egg on your driveway. Now picture this uncomfortably warm circumstance without a fan and a cold water by your side. Welcome to the world before the industrial revolution. While today we live on the effects of industrial revolution, we should come to understand how in the time of its occurrence it accommodated a series of problems, progressions and most deceivingly, promises. Leading the charge upon the dawn of this revolution was the small island with a big name, Great Britain....   [tags: problems, progression, promises]

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Taking a Look at the Sioux Uprising

- “Over the Earth I come.” This is not a statement made in haste but a declaration of war, coming from the mouth of a Sioux warrior, a Dakota. They call him Crooked Lightning. That was the first and only true announcement about the planned uprising from the Dakota Nation. The Sioux Uprising of 1862 was appallingly deadly and destructive considering it may have been avoided if the United States had paid the Sioux their gold on time. The Dakota Nation didn’t just wake up one day and decide to attack the settlers....   [tags: broken promises and brutal racism]

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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanna Greenberg

- I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanna Greenberg I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, written by Joanne Greenberg, has by far been the most difficult book to read and understand. With its difficulty aside, I couldn't set the book down. I found it so interesting to read what goes on inside a person's head who suffers from schizophrenia....   [tags: Never Promised Rose Garden Greenberg]

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Bible: The Book of Deuteronomy

- ... We are the only people that once set free from slavery, continue to sit in the land of the people that enslaved us and continue to support a system that works against our very existence. Then we have the audacity to expect the same system to give us our civil rights. The funny thing to me is that our people have yet to understand that a civil right is not something that is given to you. It is something that you are. If you do not act accordingly with that understanding, then you can best believe that you will never know that you are truly free to act and be as the Creator intended you to be....   [tags: god, promises, ten commandments]

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The Limits of the Pie-Crust, in Christina Rossetti’s “Promises Like Pie-Crust”

- The majority of love stories and romantic tales portray love in an optimistic light. Christina Rossetti, however, chooses to present her love poem, “Promises Like Pie-Crust” in a very different way. The views of the poem’s speaker are that of a cynic or realist, and she treats romantic relationships very negatively. Her view of the world is that unless she knows that something is true, and will be true for eternity, she will not put those boundaries into her life. The use of the pie metaphor within the title, “Promises Like Pie-Crust”, further strengthens her argument because it links the concept of a promise to a structure that is intrinsically fragile....   [tags: Poetry]

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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg

- "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" by Joanne Greenberg Schizophrenia has long been a devastating mental illness and only recently have we begun to see an improvement in our capabilities to treat this disorder. The development of neuroleptics such as, Haldol, Risperidal, and Zyprexa have given psychiatrists, psychologists and their patients great hope in the battle against this mental disease. However, during the 1960s, drugs were not available and psychologists relied upon psychotherapy in order to treat patients....   [tags: Never Promised Rose Garden Greenberg Essays]

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