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Soldiers' Return Home

- "How do you return to the ‘real world when only other soldiers can understand how you've changed" (Swofford 12). This is what almost all soldiers feel when they come home from the war. People question them on what happened while they were there and ask how many people did they kill when they were at war. Home just doesn't feel like home to them anymore. When the soldiers come home all they want to do is forget about everything that they have done until they are ready to talk about it. Diaz states, "we didn't talk much about the likelihood of his return to the war" (16)....   [tags: War Military Psychology]

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Odysseus Cannot Return Home in Homer's Odyssey

- Odysseus Cannot Return Home in Homer's Odyssey     Webster's College Dictionary defines home as: An environment offering security and happiness" and "a valued place regarded as refuge or place of origin." Anyone can build a house but the emotional security a home provides is created by the people who live there. In Homer's Odyssey, the Greek hero Odysseus leaves his home in Ithica to fight in the Trojan war. The Odyssey tells the story of his treacherous journey back to Ithica, and the turmoil he experiences....   [tags: Odyssey essays]

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A Metaphor for the Dimensional Concept of Home

- Movement is only as good as the stillness you can bring to it to put it into perspective. Leslie T. Chang’s travel narrative Factory Girls not only: exonifies the discussion, but is also a metaphor for the multidimensional concept of home. Chang considers many perspectives but chooses to only focus on a select few- all of which bring contrasting and often immiscible arguments only to initiate an vision inward of Chang’s own development and ultimately an emulsified concept her readers can resonate with....   [tags: factory girls, leslie chang, home]

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Carol Stack’s Call to Home

- Progress and individualism are very much celebrated in American culture. Many people migrate to urban cities in the search of economic prosperity and to achieve the elusive “American Dream.” City life can often come as a shock to individuals not accustomed to a fast-paced lifestyle; conversely it can change a person. Such change can transform a person to lose the values and beliefs they were raised with which consequently attribute to losing the bonds that they once held with their families. This is not the case with the families portrayed in Carol Stack’s ethnography Call to Home....   [tags: Call to Home Essay]

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Elements of Fantasy in Catwings Return

-     Although it is a children's book, Ursula Le Guin's short story "Catwings Return" is a perfect example of the Fantastical genre. Published in 1989, "Catwings Return" has some elements similar to those found in Magical Realism, but the story mostly has elements of Fantasy in it. By examining the American story "Catwings Return," a reader will be able to see the similarities and differences between Magical Realism and Fantasy.   In order to have some characteristics similar to those in Magical Realism, a text must contain both realistic elements and magical elements (Flores 112)....   [tags: Catwings Return]

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The Home and Personal Values

- The Home The townhouse, a clean, concise, convenient, cookie-cut, carbon copy of society’s solution to the home. In today’s society of “Big Apples”, “Windy Cities” and “Cities of Angels”, the home has been lost under stacks of green paper. The heart of the home is being choked by the fast-paced materialism that pushes the individual into a heart attack of conformity. Society has become a speed addict for production, wanting bigger, more, and faster in the pursuit for the better. This “better” is often short-lived and quickly replaced....   [tags: House Home Environment Essays]

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Theme Hemingway's Soldier's Home

- Theme Hemingway's “Soldier’s Home” As a young man coming back from the war, Krebs expected things to be the same when he got home and they were, except one. Sure the town looked older and all the girls had matured into beautiful women, Krebs had never expected that he would be the one to change. The horrific experiences of the first World War had alienated and removed those he had cared about, including his family, who stood naïve to the realities and consequences only those who live it first hand would comprehend....   [tags: Hemingway Soldier Home Essays]

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Soldier's Home by Ernest Hemingway

- Soldier’s Home by Ernest Hemingway In Soldier’s Home, Ernest Hemingway depicts Harold Krebs return home from World War I and the problems he faces when dealing with his homecoming and transition back towards a normal life. After the fighting overseas commenced, it took Krebs a year to finally leave Europe and return to his family in Oklahoma. Once home, he found it hard to talk about all he had seen in his tour of duty overseas, which should be attributed to the fact that he saw action in some of the bloodiest, most crucial battles towards the culmination of the war....   [tags: Soldier’s Home Ernest Hemingway Essays]

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The Return of the Two Princes of Calabar

- Slavery was not a new concept to African, as it was practiced prior to the slave trade. In African, slavery had a totally different outlook from that of slavery in the Caribbean and the Americas. The reasons of enslavement varied in Africa. Some persons sold themselves into slavery, while others were captured during wars or children whom their parents were unable to provide for. Another way Africans became slaves were if individuals were unable to pay fines that were imposed upon them (Sparks, 37)....   [tags: African slave trade in the New World]

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Return to Society from Prison

- Question 1 Parole and reentry are two terms from different ends of the spectrum when describing how prisoners find themselves back in their respective communities after serving a prison sentence behind bars. Reentry is a strategy in which offenders are prepared to return home from prison, and parole is simply a matter of supervision. Parole Parole as defined by Gideon and Sung (2011, p. 307), refers to individuals who have been released from prison and are being supervised in the community. In general, parole was originally designed as a crime reduction strategy intended to ensure the safety of the community....   [tags: parole, offender, supervise]

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To Return or Not Return to School

- The decision to return to school was not an easy one to make. It is so easy to come up with reasons not to. There are many things that can detour you from moving forward with your education. In my particular case, the three things that would be considered an obstacle for me would be my career, my family, and, last but not least, myself. In my line of work, which is in the medical field, it is hard to go by a set schedule. There are times when I am required to arrive at work as early as six o’clock in the morning and other times as late as nine o’clock in the morning; my departure time fluctuates accordingly as a result....   [tags: Personal Ambition]

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Return of the Native Characters: Physical Appearances

- Return of the Native is a novel written by Thomas Hardy and was published in 1878. It is part of Hardy's Wessex Novel and takes place in Edgon Heath which is an area rife with witchcraft and superstitions. Eustacia Vye, Diggory Venn, and Clym Yeobright are all main characters in Return of the Native. However, they all have different physical appearances and personality traits which causes other characters in the novel to react to them differently. Eustacia Vye is originally from Budmouth but moves to Edgon Heath to live with her grandfather, Captain Vye....   [tags: Tomas Hardy novel analysis]

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World War II: Return of the Victory Garden

- Return of the Victory Garden The victory garden or home garden was something that was highly popular during World War I and II. People would grow their own produce to help with the local food supply and to ease pressure on the local economy. At that time, almost one third of vegetable that were produced in the United States came from people’s home gardening (Wikipedia.org). Since then, there has been a massive decrease in the home garden. Store bought produce had become common place and as a result people have stopped growing their own food....   [tags: fossil fuel, carbon monixide]

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Home of the Brave

- Home of the brave In our society, the responsibility and life of individuals serving in the military have been respected for many years. The fact soldiers want to serve their country and help protect the people of America is very noble. However, I believe that society has this preconceived notion that once soldiers return home to their families they are mentally well. We tend to dismiss the fact that soldiers are human beings, where they were not trained disregard their feelings pertaining to ordeals they may have encountered....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

- Walking alone on the street, Claire stops to think about she’s going to do next. She thought of her day so far of hanging out with friends and wondered if there was anything she wanted to do. Not thinking of how other people perceived her or how she’s free to make her own decisions, she proceeded on with her day. A woman of her century, Claire doesn’t need to worry about status, who she is going to marry, or submit to someone else’s demands. In Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy, this is the opposite of what his characters Eustacia, Thomasin, and Mrs....   [tags: nineteenth century, women, freedom, marriage]

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The Return - The Animal in the Cage

- The Return The Animal In The Cage Hell, what a place to be. A place with the sweet sound of hundreds of thousands of people screaming in agony, as my children torture their helpless souls. This is my home. This is my paradise. And I'm locked up in a cage with my douche bag older brother who's been a pain in my ass for far too long. Well he was a pain in my ass. Two and a half years I've been fighting it out with Michael, and the other 6 months I've been trying to crawl out of here. Now, after three years of waiting, I'm out....   [tags: chapter one, fictional story]

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How to Maximize the Return on Investment

- In order to maximize the return on investment of the $150,000 of initial capitalization I have available to make my real estate purchases from the inventory of distressed properties available in my target market area, I would first partner with a real estate professional, a Realtor(R) in order to make full use of the real estate database resources that would permit me to perform complete due diligence prior to making any purchasing decision. I would concentrate my search in the immediate area of the University of Central Florida, the greater Oviedo Florida metropolitan area, because there are numerous properties available in this area that have a very high potential for renovation and rehab...   [tags: Real Estate]

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Themes and Stylistic Elements in Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's Home

- Themes and Stylistic Elements in Soldier's Home               Hemingway's short story Soldier's Home incorporates many themes and stylistic elements that we associate with Hemingway's writings. The story of the soldier returning from a traumatic war experience and trying to find a way to come to terms with the small-town life he used to live, after being initiated into the adult world of the war including life and death, is an essential theme in Hemingway's writings. Part of the disillusionment that the character, Krebs, is met with has to do with his trouble in constructing or finding meaning in the concepts that he went to war for, which have now become empty to him: All of the time...   [tags: Soldier's Home Essays]

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The Return of the Ruined Banker

- ... (Windham and Figh, 79) “He’s here again!” she exclaimed. “He brushed against me in the upstairs bedroom. I never felt anything quite like it – his touch was clamming and frightening.” (Windham and Figh, 79,80) She continued to explain to her friend about the ghost of John Parkman. She told her friend that his ghost usually appeared when there were tourists in the building. She wasn’t sure if his ghost disliked strangers in his home, or if his ghost was just a reminder for her to tell the people about his remarkable success story and what a fine person he was....   [tags: ghost stories, story analysis]

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Return on Investment on Renewable Energy

- For the average person in North America, utilities bills are an ever increasing expense. Homeowners who decide to use renewable energy in the form of geothermal, wind, or solar power are seeking a way to defray the cost of utility bills. As the average cost of solar power set up or kits decrease and the popularity increases, the question becomes what is the long-term return on investment. For a better understanding of return of investment on renewable energy, in this case, solar power, consideration must be given to the implementation of the system....   [tags: solar power kits, utility bills]

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Maximizing Return on Investment

- Foreclosure is a scary and daunting experience for anyone to bear. The reasons that bring on a foreclosure are fairly straight-forward, but the processes that are in place in our economic system arguably lend a hand in making foreclosures happen in an increasingly alarming rate. What follows is my plan to take $150,000 dollars, apply it to a distressed piece of real estate in a strategic and methodical fashion, and illustrate a return on investment that not only has a net return on that particular property, but rolls profit back into the “Weischedel System” for future job growth, decreasing the likelihood of potential foreclosures, and revitalization of the mortgage, housing, construction an...   [tags: Real Estate]

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Napoleon's Return to France

- ... Both of those battles where lost so they could draw Napoleon to where they wanted him. Unfortunately, for Napoleon there was two days of rain that mad this particular area very muddy. Napoleons forces where divided since Grouchy was keeping a close eye on Blucher. If only they would have known that he should have stayed with Napoleon they would have won Waterloo instead it was a drawn out battle that caused a lot of bloodshed on La Belle Alliance Ridge. Waterloo didn’t get started till 11:35 am because the ground was too muddy to get his cannons into place....   [tags: marhsal ney, waterloo, british]

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The Home Depot: Stock or No Stock

- The company I have chosen to research for my final paper is Home Depot. Home Depot’s principal assets, debt and stock information as of January 30, 2001 are as follows: (amounts in millions, except stock) Principal assets Merchandise Inventory – 10,625 Property and Equipment - 25,060 Debt Long-term debt – 8,707 Other long-term liabilities – 2,135 Stock – Common Stock, par value $0.05, authorized: 10 billion shared Issued – 1.722 billion shares Outstanding – 1.623 billion shares Home Depot was started in 1978 as a one-stop shopping for do-it-yourselfers....   [tags: Economics]

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Return Of The Mac

- All the best hackers I know are gradually switching to Macs. My friend Robert said his whole research group at MIT recently bought themselves Powerbooks. These guys are not the graphic designers and grandmas who were buying Macs at Apple's low point in the mid 1990s. They're about as hardcore OS hackers as you can get. The reason, of course, is OS X. Powerbooks are beautifully designed and run FreeBSD. What more do you need to know. I got a Powerbook at the end of last year. When my IBM Thinkpad's hard disk died soon after, it became my only laptop....   [tags: Computers Technology Apple]

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The Home Front Changed Forever

- The Home Front Changed Forever Chapter 1 The U.S. Economy was on a slow return trajectory from the devastating effects of the Stock Market crash of 1929 and the subsequent Great Depression that followed; Hoovervilles still littered city landscapes, a relic to the Presidency of Herbert Hoover. The United States had a new President and it was under President Roosevelt and his new deal programs that unemployment would decrease from its all time high of around 21 percent to about 9 percent. Tensions overseas were growing and our relationship with the Empire of Japan was being stretched to the limit....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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Home Depots Hits Targets

- Consumers in today’s market are growing increasingly more aware of the need for companies to be socially responsible in order for consumers to show support through loyal business. Baby Boomers, The Silent Generation, Generation Y and Generation X cultures have embraced the megatrend of environmental and social consciousness of organizations, despite their many different generational characteristics (Kotler & Ketler, 2012). Home Depot has become more than just the orange home improvement store by continuing to effectively integrate multiple marketing strategies into its business plan....   [tags: Marketing ]

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“Soldier’s Home” by Hemingway

- This is an essay on the short story “Soldier’s Home” by Hemingway. Will the life of a soldier ever be the same after returning from war. Many generations of young adults have gone from their homes with tranquil settings to experience war and come home to a different world. Many have witnessed the devastations and atrocities that occur with war. Harold Krebs, a young man from a small town with a loving family is no different from those before him and those to follow. The anguish of what war is however cannot dispel the thoughts and memories of what many young men come home to face in the real world....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Old Soldiers' Home

- The Old Soldiers’ Home “They freely risked life and limb to protect the nation, and it seems but simple justice for the nation to care for them when unable to care for themselves” (Guide Publishing 1) was a shared opinion of many by the end of the Civil War. After these men have put their life on the line for the nation, any train of thought opposite of this would be absurd. Injury from the war is expected, but unfortunately, some of the blows these vets received were too harsh to bounce back from....   [tags: Military]

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America Home of Incarceration

- America Home of Incarceration The United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the caged. In 2008, it was reported that one out of every one hundred adults living in America are incarcerated in a jail or a prison (Pew). The City and County Jails and the Federal and State Prisons overcrowding problems are getting wildly close to crisis conditions. Statics show that by 2011 the inmate population in the United States will increase by a whopping thirteen percent, which are more than one million seven hundred thousand inmates that will be incarcerated in the United States (Statistics)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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International Students Returning Home

- United States is a land of immigrants. It’s the land of opportunity, liberty and equal rights. Security, better education, careers, and good health facilities are merely some of the few attractions that play a vital role in attracting immigrants from all over the world. With each immigrant coming to the country, they bring a diverse set of cultures, beliefs, values and tradition. The effect on the country is not only demographic, but it affects socio-culture, economic, employment, health, law enforcement, and every aspect of life....   [tags: immigration phenomena, developing countries]

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The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008

- In The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, Paul Krugman warns us that America’s gloomy future might parallel those of other countries. Like diseases that are making a stronger, more resistant comeback, the causes of the Great Depression are looming ahead and much more probable now after the great housing bubble in 2002. In his new and revised book, he emphasizes even more on the busts of Japan and the crises in Latin America (i.e: Argentina), and explains how and why several specific events--recessions, inflationary spiraling, currency devaluations--happened in many countries....   [tags: Economics]

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Why Students Chose Not to Return to College

- ... The KC Student Center contains many different opportunities for students to come and blow of the pressures that accompany being a college student, some of the things in the center for students to do include pool, Ping-Pong, foosball tables, as well as many video games like the X-box 360, Nintendo Wii, and the PlayStation 3. While this center is open throughout the weeks during the school months, the weekends always see a high influx of students, from what can be gathered from the article every weekend the school host’s video game tournaments that include cash prizes to the winners....   [tags: survey, population, study]

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Comparing Those Rainy Mornings, In The Cutting of A Drink, and The Return

- Comparing Those Rainy Mornings, In The Cutting of A Drink, and The Return        The two short stories "In the Cutting of a Drink" and "The Return" bring different responses from me.  "In the Cutting of a Drink" makes me think about what it would be like to go into a new culture.  It also makes me think about the current decline in moral values.  "The Return" reminds me to be more thankful for the many things I take for granted.  It also makes me think about how hard it can be to cope with change.  In the poem "Those Rainy Mornings" I am reminded of my grandma and what a kind, loving, wonderful person she is....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Richard Wright's Big Boy Leaves Home

- Richard Wright's Big Boy Leaves Home Richard Wright’s “Big Boy Leaves Home” addresses several issues through its main character and eventual (though reluctant) hero Big Boy. Through allusions to survival and primal instincts, Wright confronts everything from escaping racism and the transportation (both literal and figurative) Big Boy needs to do so, as well as the multiple sacrifices of Bobo. Big Boy’s escape symbolizes both his departure from his home life and his childhood. Big Boy, unlike his friends, does not have a true name....   [tags: Richard Wright big Boy Leaves Home Essays]

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An Interpretation of the Song "Home" by Michael Buble

- In March 2005, “Home,” a debut single by Michael Buble, was released in the United Kingdom. The song received a low promotion when it was first released. In fact, there was no music video released either. However, when Michael Buble’s second major-label studio album “It’s Time” was released three months later, “Home” had become the album’s second single worldwide. Fortunately, the song became a huge hit, reached a high chart position in Canada, and became successful in the United Kingdom. This time, the song was released along with a music video directed by Noble Jones....   [tags: video, lyrics, feelings, relationships]

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Home Economics in Canadian Schools, 1919-1944

- In my research I looked at home economics in between the years of 1919 and 1944. By looking through primary sources, most of which were newspaper articles I have been able to piece together a glimpse of home economics in schools at this time.Though deemed unnecessary by some, Home Economics was accepted by most as an integral part of girls’ education, and was promoted by women’s groups and educators, as not just preparing them to keep a home, but also how to manage various aspects of day to day life....   [tags: integral part of girls' education]

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From the Philippines to My New Home

- She held out her hand out in front of me; her hand contained four different coins. One was copper colored, the rest were silver. They all differed in size. These foreign objects were placed in my hand one by one, each followed by a description. “Bi, this one is a quarter. It’s worth twenty-five cents; it’s the biggest one,” she told me. She continued until she reached the last coin, the penny. “This is a penny. It’s only worth one cent but you mustn’t forget that every cent counts.” She placed the copper coin in my palm and curled my fingers close....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Return to the Past: William Faulkner

- Return to the Past: William Faulkner One Friday afternoon, I was sitting in my Calculus II class, taught by the one and only Dr. Larry Zettel. I was confused about the topic and wasn’t paying very close attention. My thoughts were drifting off between his explanation of anti-derivatives and thoughts of the other things going on in my world. I was remembering what a great time I had when I traveled back in time to interview A. E. Housman. It then occurred to me, I should do this again. The tough part was deciding whom I would interview....   [tags: Creative Writing Dialogue Essays]

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The Return of Martin Guerre

- The Return of Martin Guerre The story was based in the early 1550's, a young peasant, Martin Guerre from Artigat had left his wife Bertrande and their son Sanxi and their inheritance to seek adventure in Spain as a mercenary. After leaving his family for nearly nine years a man claiming to be Martin returns to the village to claim his wife and land. Bertrande accepts the man as being her husband and they have another child together. Martin has a dispute with Pierre over the management of the family estate and ownership of the rents from Matins land during his absence....   [tags: Papers]

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Solution to the Foreclosure Crisis: Return to the Ancient Practice of Bartering

- The foreclosure crisis is firmly set in this country and has proven to be a large-scale problem that’s not easily treatable. One of every five mortgage holders now has a home worth less than the mortgage on it (ElBoghdady A1), according to First American CoreLogic, a firm that tracks mortgages and provides data for The Washington Post. The recession has made it tougher for people to pay their mortgages, and crashing home prices have left many borrowers feeling like they are under water. The solution may not be a single clear answer, but one thing seems certain: it’s important to be creative in finding an answer to this problem....   [tags: real estate]

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Community Return to Custody Facilities in Colorado: A Program Evaluation

- Community corrections are an integral part of Colorado’s criminal justice system. Community corrections’ programs not only promote economical practices with state funds but also provide offenders with rehabilitative services in a supervised environment, thus enhancing public safety. Moreover, treatment programs, although effective in penal institutions, are more effective within community settings (Aos, Miller, & Drake, 2006; Lipsey, Chapman, & Landenberger, 2001). Community corrections’ programs generally serve three types of offenders: a) diversion clients, who are under the jurisdiction of the probation department and placed in community corrections’ programs as a diversion from prison; b...   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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Different Notions of Home Obtained in The Odyssey by Homer

- ... As a result, Poseidon curses Odysseus never to return home. Due to this curse set on Odysseus by Poseidon, Odysseus faces many obstacles and challenges that impede him from ever reaching home, which is what he deeply longs for. Throughout this fantastic journey, Odysseus constantly refers to his deep desire to return home to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. Several of times Odysseus repeats this extreme desire to return home however, it takes him about twenty years to be able to accomplish this....   [tags: journey, film, spaceship]

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The Meaning of Home in The Seafarer

- The Meaning of Home in The Seafarer                 It is important to consider the meaning of home when analyzing The Seafarer. The narrator of this poem seems to feel a sense of belonging while traveling the sea despite the fact that he is obviously disillusioned with its hardships .The main character undergoes a transformation in what he considers home and this dramatically affects his life and lifestyle. Towards the end of The Seafarer the poet forces us to consider our mortality, and seems to push the notion that life is just a journey and that we will not truly be at home until we are with God....   [tags: The Seafarer Essays]

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Intermediate Community Sanction: Home Confinement and Electronic Monitoring

- Punishment has evolved from the days of waiting to be hung to the sophisticated prison systems of today. However prisons in the United States are crowded and costly and they are not always appropriate for all offenders, especially those that have committed minor offenses. In the last couple of decades new methods of punishment has been developed for the minor offender. These fall under the category of intermediate community sanction and consist of electronic monitoring and home confinement. These punishments have proven very useful in dealing with minor offenders, pretrial confinement and others in need of supervision....   [tags: criminal justice]

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Response to On Going Home

- According to Joan Didion's essay "On Going Home", continuing changes in life makes it almost impossible to remove memories of one's past. Especially when one has been away from a previous home, which that person was raised, then return to that same home a number of years later. In a home which family and friends shared memories of events, news, gossip and situations, whether it be bad or good. Old artifacts and various family heirlooms in the home that stimulates a memory of those old times when used....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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The Recent Issue of Young Adults Living at Home

- The number of young adults living at home has consistently increased since the recession, despite a seemingly improving economy (Shah, 2013). According to Lisa Wade, an associate professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA, approximately 17% of young adults amid the ages of 25 and 44 still live at home (Wade, 2013). There are several unrelated issues that contribute to this staggering number. When trying to live out on your own; there is much to consider. If you are living alone, then all the bills would be solely your responsibility....   [tags: Education, Employment, Young Adults]

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Eilis’ attitude of Home by Eve Walsh Stoddard

- Throughout our lives people share commonalities on the idea of home and what it is. Some people think of home as a house they have lived in throughout their life or a city/country they reside in. Although true for some, some people are at a loss for a distinct place to call home. People may think of home as “feeling comfortable in diverse settings and intermingling with people of different cultures” (150), which Stoddard describes as the ordinary description of cosmopolitism. (150) In contrast, people may think of home in the sense that Stoddard mentions; Freud’s idea of the uncanny, “That species of the frightening that goes back to what was once well known and has long been familiar” (St...   [tags: freud, brooklin, city, country side]

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Alone Without a Home: Homeless and Runaway Youth

- Alone Without a Home: Homeless Runaway Youths Across the country, there are children who leave home to avoid the dangers of home only to face the dangers of living on the streets. For some the urge to leave is short lived and they return home. For others it can be a lifetime of struggle as the situation they once thought was a good solution suddenly becomes a never ending nightmare as they fight to survive and face the harsh reality that they have no place to turn to. Homeless runaway youth are on the rise in the US and is a serious issue....   [tags: Societal Issues Homelessness]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Hemingway's Soldiers Home

- ... Later he felt the need to talk but no one wanted to hear about it.” His outlook on life had changed dramatically in everything he did. He often felt like he lost his motivation for living and everything seemed drab and uninteresting. Because Krebs’ life had been flipped upside down by PTSD, his parents’ lives were drastically changed as well. They tried very hard to help him assimilate back into society. Unfortunately, they did not fully understand how PTSD had changed him. They tried to relate to him using things from his past like letting him drive the family car....   [tags: literary analysis]

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The Joys of Home Canning

- I wiped the sides of the last jar of strawberry freezer jam, screwed on the lid, and stepped back to admire my handiwork. It didn’t matter that my shoes stuck to the floor, or that the countertop was spattered with red stains from the strawberry juice. I didn’t even care that I would have to shower in order to remove the sugary stickiness from my arms. The jam looked heavenly and I could hardly wait to slather a heaping spoonful on a thick slice of homemade bread. As a young girl, I loved to visit my grandmother....   [tags: Personal Narrative Farming Essays]

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Farming the Home Place, by Valerie J. Matsumoto

- Farming the Home Place: A Japanese American community in California 1919-1982 by Valerie J. Matsumoto presents a close and in-depth study of social and culture history of Cortez, a small agricultural settlement located in San Joaquin valley in California. Divided into six chapter, the book is based primarily on the oral interviews responses from eighty three members of Issei, Nisei, and Sansei generations. However, many information are also obtained from the local newspapers, community records, and World War II concentration camp publications....   [tags: Book Analysis, Culture, Generations]

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Curious, Not Nosy: A Soldier´s Welcome Home

- ... I’m just an inquisitive, curious person,” “You are the one I see looking through hidden files and confidential papers. I think nosy is a better adjective. Now, let’s go in there and see what’s going on. This is your chance for your nosy status to shine.” We arrived at 6:14 p.m. Shucks parked the car and we went inside. Emergency hospital workers carried the fainted soldiers out to the ambulances on stretchers. There were more than ten of them. I was still shocked on who would do such a thing....   [tags: field, agency, restaurant, serve]

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Family Journey in Toni Morrison´s Home

- Almost every story includes a physical journey, but how that effects the characters and the overall plot is what makes each story unique. Toni Morrison, the author of "Home", creates a nonstop, optimistic, and heartwarming journey for the characters in her book. Once the long journey is over, an unexpected home is found. This journey begins in a very segregated area of Texas during the 1950s. The Money family and all their African American neighbors are given an ultimatum: leave in twenty-four hours or be killed....   [tags: Kicked Out, Army, Psychiatry]

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The Energy Star Home

- The Energy Star Home The Energy Star label is awarded to products that promote energy-efficiency. New homes have been included in the Energy Star Program. Energy Star products must be at least 30% more energy-efficient than current regulations demand. The same energy requirements apply to the Energy Star Home as well. Such areas on a home that are targeted for improvement include: framing, ducts, windows, insulation, and HVAC. Although, the energy star program includes appliances and electronics, when applying the program to a home, only structural improvements are taken into consideration....   [tags: Economics Conservation Essays]

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Review of The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

- Review of The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy The return of the native was written by Thomas hardy in 1878, the story is based on a place called Egdon heath. When hardy wrote the novel it was the time of Charles Darwin, he had written his book ;on the origin of the species' so this was a big influence on hardy's view of god and evolution, it was also the time of the Boer war (1899-1902)....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of the Movie Sommersby directed by Jon Amiel

- ... Jack (Horace) epitomizes that belief. So Horace starts the movie with an American ideal that everyone considers at one point or another in their life, the ability to start over. Jack (Horace) came home not the same man that he was before he left, but one who was kinder, more compassionate. Jack was seeking to not only be successful himself, but to allow the town people to be part of the American dream. In order to help his town, he believes that changing what they grow from cotton to Burley tobacco will bring prosperity to the town....   [tags: home, imposter, family, truth]

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Elder Care Amongst Nations: Comparing and Contrasting Health Care of the Elderly in the USA, Japan, Germany, and Italy

- 1 Elder Care amongst Nations 2 Aging is something that is universal, in a world where everything and everyone is so different. The way the human race ages varies physiologically, but many have the same problems such as graying hair, arthritis, fluid intelligence gets slower, and weight loss....   [tags: Healthcare Issues, Nursing Home]

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Soldiers Home

- Soldiers Home Critical Analysis of "Soldier's Home": Before, During, and After the War (with bibliography) Many of the titles of Ernest Hemingway's stories are ironic, and can be read on a number of levels; Soldier's Home is no exception. Our first impression, having read the title only, is that this story will be about a old soldier living out the remainder of his life in an institution where veterans go to die. We soon find out that the story has nothing to do with the elderly, or institutions; rather, it tells the story of a young man, Harold Krebs, only recently returned from World War I, who has moved back into his parents' house while he figures out what he wants to do with the rest...   [tags: essays papers]

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Comparing the Odyssey and Medea

- While home is usually represented by a physical shelter such as a house, Homer and Euripides in their respective novels The Odyssey and Medea show that home has much more significance as a state where one can comfortably express the values and beliefs that define one’s identity. Both authors use protagonists who are far away from home. These characters often associate with and depend upon other characters they meet. Since they live under the influence of others, it is not surprising then to find that the two protagonists lose their individual identities....   [tags: Seperated from Home]

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Making Home a Home: Solving the Foreclosure Crisis

- Making Home a Home: Solving the Foreclosure Crisis Foreclosures have always been a fixture of America’s economic landscape. Unfortunately, the prevalence of foreclosures today has warranted the use of the word “crisis.” This crisis is not without its nuances, however; it is far from monolithic. While all foreclosures have the same result and usually involve sad families evicted from their homes, this crisis has had three distinct waves, each with its own (and sometimes overlapping) causes. As per the New York Times, the first wave was due to speculators and falling real estate prices; the second wave was due to risky mortgages, whose interest rates rose higher than the homeowners expected;...   [tags: US Economy]

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Leaving Home

- Leaving Home On the surface it was just like any other hot August day in Nashville, but for me it was a day with mercurial-like emotions ranging from the high of the excitement about my son's departure, to a mid-level of nostalgia and memories, and finally to a low of sadness and emptiness. My first born, my son, having reached 18 years of age was leaving home. He was going to college. This particular morning Todd was very much on my mind as I arose early to help him get packed and ready to go....   [tags: Papers]

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How War Changes a Man

- When reading the short story “Soldiers Home” by Ernest Hemingway there may be a few comprehensive questions that could be brought up. One question that could be immediately accumulated from reading the short story is; How has the war affected Krebs. This is relevant because there are many incidences where Krebs shows that he is in fact a changed man now that he is back from the war. It’s interesting because it gives us a realistic view from what a soldiers might experience when they come home. In “Soldiers Home” the war has affected Krebs personality and his emotions....   [tags: Soldiers Home by Ernest Hemingway]

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The Journey Home: What Makes a Hero

- The Journey Home: What Makes a Hero What constitutes an epic story. Certainly, literary expectations have come to define a story as a series of events revolving around one or more characters. An epic, however, must possess one attribute that a story may or may not contain; a hero. The Odyssey is an epic and therefore, it does contain a hero and perhaps even more than one. A hero cannot simply just exist, though, he or she must be shaped into the role through a series of adventures and misadventures that help the reader sympathize and identify with the hero’s progress towards a specific goal....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Class, Exile and Trauma In Rebecca West’s "The Return of the Soldier"

- In Rebecca West’s The Return of the Soldier the continual coverage made by the media of the war during its occurrence and the infectiousness it had on those back home is portrayed through the eyes of her narrator, Jenny. The use of a female narrator wasn’t uncommon nor new but the way West includes her feminist values into Jenny without making it central to the story is fascinating. Up to this point in history, coverage of a war had never been read about as it was during this period. Because of this advancement in getting news out had improved drastically from the last war, people back home were more aware of what was occurring from reading a newspaper without having to wait for letters from...   [tags: Literature Review]

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Taxes and the Deficit: We MUST Return to the Fundamentals of our Constitution

- The United States of America is not leading into the direction our country was meant to lead. Our Forefathers that came before us and settled in the United Sates, fled here to be free from tyranny. They were escaping from Great Britain’s strict control and harsh taxation. After settling in America the Constitution was drafted to “form a perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity (Preamble to the United States Constitution).” After reading the preamble, I reread, and wondered how can the US be in the situation were in, if that is what our country...   [tags: american government, taxes, economy]

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Home Schools V.S. Public Schools

- Home Schools V.S. Public Schools How would your life be different if you were home schooled. Perhaps you were. If not though, do you think that you would be on the same academic path that you are on now. In the case of Evenstar Perez, it made her life very different. Evenstar started out going to a public school from first grade through fifth, but it wasn’t until she entered into sixth grade that she began to be home schooled. Evenstar mentioned, “At first the transition was difficult because I was so used to the public schools system of doing things, but later I became better adapted.” When asked what advantages she felt she gained from her home school experience, Evenstar replied, “A lo...   [tags: Education Learning Papers]

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A Soldier's Home by Ernest Hemingway

- A “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemmingway is an intriguing story about a man by the name of Krebs who enlists in the Marine Corps during his attendance at a Methodist college in Kansas. After serving for two years at the Rhine, he returned with the second division in 1919 but Krebs wasn’t in the same state of mind as before he left. The reason why Krebs was so distraught when he returned home was not because of the fact that no one wanted to listen to his war stories but because him and other soldiers were without any real benefits such as medical, education, extra remuneration, or anything to help him get back into the real world....   [tags: marine corps, war, college education]

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The Distance Between Segregation and Home

- Ever is a Long Time by W. Ralph Eubanks and Dixie by Curtis Wilkie are two well written memoirs that attempt to explain the struggle the two authors face while growing up in Mississippi, leaving Mississippi as adults, and later in life returning to Mississippi to reconcile with the state’s dark past. Additionally, one can argue that Curtis Wilkie, a poor white, and W. Ralph Eubanks, a middle class black, are not the stereotypical persons that one may expect to write about the racial inequalities of Mississippi because neither experiences racism early in life....   [tags: Ever is a Long Time, Dixie, Memoirs, Analysis]

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Opening an Assisted Living Home

- As the population of elderly persons in this country is ever increasing, so too is the need for housing to accommodate this portion of the population. This is one reason why if I acquired $150,000 cash to be used specifically for a distressed real estate purchase, I would open up an Assisted Living Home. In the state of Arizona an Assisted Living Home is defined as: “a facility that provides resident rooms to ten or fewer residents.” Upon receiving $150,000 cash, I will strategically go about purchasing a single family home in an up-scale neighborhood, preferably with five bedrooms....   [tags: Philanthropy]

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Home Depot & Capital Structure

- Home Depot & Capital Structure Finding the perfect capital structure in terms of risk and reward can ensure a company meets shareholder expectations and protects a firm in times of recession. Capital structure refers to how a business puts its money to “work”. The two forms of capital structure are equity capital and debt capital. Both have their benefits and limitations. Striking that perfect balance between the two can mean the difference between thriving versus trying to survive. Equity capital represents money put up and owned by shareholders....   [tags: wacc, equity, debt]

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A Place to Call Home

- Our cities are lacking certain outside involvement in the life to numerous displaced families. Homelessness is a continuance cycle leading to homeless people whom hang out with other homeless whom are displaced. The homeless return daily for social service needs, shelter, and not making much enough effort to sustain quality living. Starting over can introduce families to an effective approach of learning methods to begin the steps to sustaining stable life in everyday society. Utilizing buildings can assist in ways to help homeless have a better self-perception for oneself, when dealing with society or employers, job training through an adult education program, while providing shelter....   [tags: using empty buildings for the homeless]

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Sequels and phobias in The Return of the Soldier of Rebecca West

- Times of war and peace: Sequels and phobias in The Return of the Soldier of Rebecca West. Rebecca West (1892-1983) was a prolific writer who tried every literary genre; journalism, literary critique, the short story and the novel. Her first novel The Return of the Soldier published in 1918 spans half a century of creative output culminated in 1966 with her last novel The Birds Fall Down. However, all her narrative is easily identifiable because of her unmistakable style, the structure of her novels, the topics she chooses and the coherence of her ideas about mankind and society....   [tags: Rebecca West]

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Comparing Themes in The Return of the Native and Great Expectations

- Themes in The Return of the Native and Great Expectations        Classic novels usually share in the aspect of universal themes which touch people through out the ages. All types of audiences can relate to and understand these underlying ideas. Victorian novels such as Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations are examples of literary classics that have universal themes. Hardy's tale illustrates the role of chance in his characters lives. Through the story we encounter events of pure coincidence and their effects....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Appeal of Home

- The Appeal of Home In the Greek camp at the end of the Iliad, we see Achilleus arrive at the conclusion that is the theme of the entire poem—that to be mortal is to suffer. However, Homer leaves unanswered the logical question regarding this conclusion: If to live is to suffer, then why live at all. This then becomes the central question of the Odyssey, in which we are given an entirely different kind of character who rejects two distinct possibilities—an immortal relationship and a utopian community—for his own “wife and his homecoming” (I, 13)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Home Health Journal

- Home health care has become an increasingly acceptable and popular form of health care provided to patients for acute, chronic, and terminal illnesses. Home health continues to rise in demand for a variety of reasons. Home health is a cost effective method of providing patients with the care that they require (Phipps, Monahan, Sands, Marek, & Neighbors, 2003, p.154). Patients can receive needed care without the added cost of a hospital stay or an extended hospital stay. This helps to lower the cost for hospitals, insurance companies, public assistance, and the patient....   [tags: Health Care]

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Personal Experience: Home is Where the Heart Is

- I was first introduced to the scenic, exotic, and, unpredictable city of New Orleans as a seventh grader in middle school, at the young age of thirteen-years old. Going on a decision made by group majority, we settled on exploring the city for a weekend on a trip we made from our basecamp in Biloxi, Mississippi, our home at that time. I first traveled to the Gulf Coast from Boston, Massachusetts during the month of June, for three weeks. We were on a mission trip to help rebuild, gut, and or clean whichever home or field we were sent to after the disastrous Hurricane Katrina had caused ruin through the region, however, not that weekend, that weekend was for appreciation and sightseeing....   [tags: new orleans, woodwrights]

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Home is Where the Heart is for a Local Cricketer

- Home is where the heart is for local cricketer An extended trip abroad can often result in a mild state of depression on return, but in George Bacon's case it couldn't be further from the truth. Jordan Rowson finds out exactly what it is that makes home life so special. Opportunities to experience other continents rarely come around often, but for George it has been part of the package of what he likes to do best. George Bacon, 21, as a young cricketer looking to lift his sporting career off the ground, has travelled to different corners of the world in order to gain valuable experience....   [tags: Australia, travel, sports]

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Analysis of Soldier's Home by Ernest Hemingway

- The story, A Soldiers Home, is about a man in conflict with the past and present events in his life. The young man’s name is Harold Krebs. He recently returned from World War 1 to find everything almost exactly the same as when he left. He moved back into his parents house, where he found the same car sitting in the same drive way. He also found the girls looking the same, except now they all had short hair. When he returned to his home town in Oklahoma the hysteria of the soldiers coming home was all over....   [tags: Literary Analysis, In Our Time]

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The Importance of Home and Family in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park

- The Importance of Home and Family in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park      "They were a remarkably fine family...and all of them well-grown and forward of their age, which produced as striking a difference between the cousins in person, as education had given to their address." (Austen, 49)  Within the first few pages of Mansfield Park, Jane Austen implants in the minds of her readers the idea that contrasting and conflicting environments are the forces that will decide the heroine's fate.  Austen's own home and family influenced her life, writing, and the creation of the homes in her novels, and in turn, shaped her heroines....   [tags: Mansfield Park Essays]

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Childhood Memories of my Grandparents' Home

- When I think back to the days when I was a child, I think about all of my wonderful childhood memories. Often I wish to go back, back to that point in life when everything seemed simpler. Sometimes I think about it too much, knowing I cannot return. Yet there is still one place I can count on to take me back to that state of mind, my grandparent’s house and the land I love so much. Their house was old. My grandparents lived in it most of their adult lives. It was white with black trimming, but most of the paint was chipped away....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Personal Narrative]

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