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Alfred Hitchcock's Rope

- To this day Rope, Alfred Hitchcock’s first color film, remains one of the most original motion picture dramas. With the exception of the opening credits, Rope was shot on one individual set located within a soundstage, similar to as if a play was being performed on stage. Despite the confined space the film occupied, the atmospheric anxiety carried on up until the very end. Furthermore, Hitchcock successfully created a deception, of the same repetitive shot. Nonetheless, during the one hundred and eight minute film, it’s hard not to notice the closeness Phillip and Brandon shared sexually together, making them homosexuals....   [tags: Rope Film Analysis]

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The Relationship between Jump Rope Skills and Reading Proficiency

- The effects of exercise on one’s health are well documented and encouraged by health organizations. However, effects of exercise and types of exercise on cognition, reading and standardized testing are less known. Many research studies have examined exercise and its influence on the brain, but often conflicting data has resulted. Brisswalter, Collardeau and Rene, have tried to identify reliable influential factors in their research on acute exercise and cognitive performance. Factors such as increased arousal, metabolic factors, attention strategies and humoral functions have been identified as factors within research....   [tags: jump rope, fitness, reading]

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Sexual Frustration in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope

- On May 21, 1924, two highly intelligent university scholars from Chicago, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, executed their highly-calculated plan for the cold-blooded murder of a distant relative of Loebπs, 14-year old Bobby Franks. As students of Nietzscheπs philosophy, Loeb and Leopold had set out to commit the ≥perfect murder≤ in order to actualize the belief that they were of an elite group, superior to the common man, to whom the standard moral code did not apply....   [tags: Rope Film Analysis]

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Katherine Anne Porter's Rope

- Katherine Anne Porter's Rope Part I: Abstract: Like the majority of literary criticism of Katherine Anne Porter's "Rope," Jane Krause DeMouy's comments are part of a larger work examining the thread of characteristics, themes and techniques woven throughout Porter's writings. In her "Katherine Anne Porter's Women: The Eye of Her Fiction," DeMouy focuses primarily on six stories published in "The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter" between 1922 and 1928. She characterizes them as "all stories of women caught in constricting circumstances who must recognize and confront two burdens in their lives: Their sexuality and their social position." DeMouy suggests that...   [tags: Katherine Anne Porter Rope 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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Biomechanics in Rope Jumping

- CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.0 Background of Study Skipping techniques or rope skipping is knows as an easy sport, a simple and a great physical exercise. Skipping is a low cost, indoor activity and the exercise just take up a little space and can be practiced everywhere. Through skipping activity, it will help us to improve our health and fitness level. Most importantly, it can burn a calorie which in turn reduces fat on body that cause leads to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease....   [tags: Final year project progress report]

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The Movie Rope Directed By Alfred Hitchcock

- Teachers play a very important role in their student’s lives. Some would even argue that teachers have the greatest influence on their students, and while at young ages it is important for a teacher to only behave in a moral way, there comes a point when it is no longer a teacher’s job to teach his or her students how to function in society. This idea is supported in the movie Rope when two college students kill someone they deem as inferior, using their former professor’s words as their excuse....   [tags: KILL, Murder, Victim, The Final Scene]

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Learning Group Activity : Rope Dancing

- For my practice group activity, I had the opportunity to model a cognitive disabilities activity called Rope Dancing. The frame of reference used for the group was Allen’s Cognitive (Level 2) and incorporated the use of a nylon rope and instrumental music (Cole, 2012). Members of the group modeled rhythmic movements to their upper and lower extremities. A total of six members participated, cohesively, in the group for approximately 20-minutes. Personal Reflections As the leader of a Level 2 group, I enjoyed the opportunity to create a safe, engaging environment for my members....   [tags: Psychology, Cognition, Nonverbal communication]

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The Rope Ladder: A shifting Symbol in Kobo Abe’s The Woman in the Dunes

- Kobo Abe begins his novel, The Woman in the Dunes, in an unnamed village where the residents trick the protagonist, Junpei Niki, to climb down a steep rope ladder into a sand hole. The ladder leads Niki into imprisonment, and its disappearance causes Niki to panic. Although a simple tool, the rope ladder continues to appear in the novel physically and in Niki’s desires. The rope ladder in Abe’s The Woman in the Dunes is a layered symbol used to intensify the reader’s understanding of Niki’s imprisonment, his feelings of hope, and his quest for freedom....   [tags: Junpei Niki, imprisonment, freedom]

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The Rope Ladder: A Shifting Symbol in Kobo Abe's The Woman in the Dunes

- ... However without the ladder, freedom seems elusive and unattainable. Kobo Abe made the authorial decision to remove the ladder from Niki’s possession in order to create mounting tension. His efforts will manifest in later, when he creates a grappling hook/ladder in order to escape and then finally, when he accepts his imprisonment as a type of freedom. The conditions of freedom are confined by the ladder, as a distinction is made that that it is a “rope ladder” (32). This detail characterizes the rope ladder as a malleable and deceptive object....   [tags: semiological analysis]

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The Adventures of Jackey: A Short Story

- ... She was encircled by maybe ten creatures. tow of which were holding the chains pinning her to the tree. all of them were strange, deformed in some way or manner except for one. Carl assumed him to be the leader as he walked up behind Danielle. "Your power is broken milady - we have shut you out of your kingdom of shadows and now... i shall plant the last blow on your defeat" he walked up behind her his black clothes vanishing much as hers did before she was stripped and bound. The man had short black hair and broad shoulders....   [tags: ghost, light, rope, axe,voice]

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Tipping the Christian Rope

- Gays and Lesbians are forever engulfed in the battle of Religion vs. our “lifestyle”. We subject ourselves to everything, including exorcisms to assist our becoming “normal again” or at least tip back into that closet. When it was my turn to come out, or should I say – be “outed”, family and some friends outright disowned me. In one hour, I went from being a God-fearing youth leader that was an example for the children I worked with, to an evil abomination before God, demonic and contagious, all because my sexuality has a clause that states, “No men allowed”....   [tags: Religion ]

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The Power of Food in Rope and Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much and Thomas C. Foster's Nice to Eat with You: Acts of Communio

- On the first day of school, finding a spot to sit is often the biggest obstacle one can encounter. You cannot sit with just anyone. It has to be with someone we know, and if not, we ask for their permission because we are technically intruding on their meal. It might seem silly, but it is true. Food is a part of life; essential, and we cannot share a meal with just anyone. Alfred Hitchcock illustrates the intimacy that a meal brings to the plot within his films Rope and The Man Who Knew Too Much....   [tags: murder, lunch, relationships]

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- Hemodialysis: The Rope Ladder and the Buttonhole Techniques When a person’s kidney function starts to deteriorate, the ability to filter wastes and fluid begins to decrease, thus, leading to the buildup of toxins in the body. Treatment options available for patients living with kidney failure are very limited. Hemodialysis is one type of treatment that can be used for kidney failure patients. This treatment replaces the function of the previously working kidney(s), filtering blood and ridding the body of waste products, as well as excess fluid that is not needed....   [tags: hemodialysis,rope ladder, kidney treatments]

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A Long Drop from a Short Rope

- As the icy cold blade glided smoothly over the wrist, twenty four prescription pain killers slid effortlessly down the throat; waiting for the numb, blissful kiss of death to set in. Teenage depression had gotten all too serious for Jace McMillan. The years of relentless bullying, physical pain, and emotional instability resulted in a simple text sent to my phone, "I'm sorry Marcus, and never forget that I love you." Having met one of my best friends online, with the sole form of communication over text, options were limited....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Physics of Rock Climbing

- Rock climbing is an exciting, but dangerous, sport. Since the 70's, climbing equipment has become more reliable and more safe. The physical laws behind rock climbing have not changed, but engineers have found ways to make safer and more reliable gear to help prevent a climber from falling. Rock climbing is all about physics. The main aspect of rock climbing is gravity. Gravity is what every rock climber faces every time they scale a wall. There are several forces involving rock climbing and they include friction, tensional force, and, of course, gravity....   [tags: physics rock climb]

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How To Set Up A Repel

- How to set up a repel and repelling down safely Before you start to learn on how to set up a repel you must gather the following tools: 2 people, rope that can reach the ground from where you wish to repel from (this should be 10 mm static rope), one figure eight, four carabineers, a harness, the knowledge of how to tie figure eight knots and water knots, two pieces of webbing long enough to tie from a stable off structure to your rope, and leather gloves. It should take you anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to set up this repel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Physics of Rock Climbing

- Anchor systems are vital for a climber and whether or not an anchor is secure can mean the difference between life or death for the climber. Good anchors are not difficult to set up and all they require is a little experience in setting up and some common sense. We will anaylze the forces generated in two different types of anchor systems. Another factor in the forces generated in an anchor system that can be applied to both systems is that of the angles involved in the system. The greater the angle at the bottom of the anchor system, where the rope attaches to the anchor, the greater the force that is exerted on each anchor point....   [tags: physics sport sports rock climbing]

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Physics of Rock Climbing

- When thinking of rock climbing it is good to think of all aspects of climbing in terms of energy. While thinking of energy, remember basic geology and know that not all rocks are formed in the same way, in other words know what type of rock you are dealing with, it is good to think of the process of formation behind the type of rock you may be climbing. Understanding the formation process will drastically change the climbing technique used to climb that particular rock. Another aspect of energy that one should keep in mind is drastically changing your potential energy....   [tags: physics sport sports rock climbing]

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Tug of War

- Tug of War If the two women of Agamemnon, Clytaemnestra and Cassandra, were put to the test of Tug of War, would there be a winner or would neither win. A game of Tug of war meaning, a pull from each side of the rope until one side with out a doubt crosses a drawn line. There are similarities between the two ladies as well as several differences. The actions of the ladies and confrontations lead the town to have confused thought of each woman. Both women are strong characters having strong pulls on the rope but each shows their weaknesses and tends to lose grip....   [tags: Papers]

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The Art of Calf Roping

- The Art of Calf Roping It’s 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Jake and I are headed down the longest stretch of road in Texas. We have just pulled out of El Paso and are on the way to Fredericksburg to participate in the Frontier Days Rodeo. We were fortunate to have put together a decent run on our last draw and win enough day-money to keep us going for a while. Jake and I are rodeo-bums, to be specific, calf ropers. I am the one who tries to throw the loop of a rope around a calf’s neck and Jake is my partner, the best roping horse a cowboy ever mounted....   [tags: Expository Process Essays]

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Beya Warriors and Saving Two Teens: Short Story

- The Beya warriors went off in another direction, following a fresh set of tracks, the dogs leading the way once more. Coming out of the forest, they found an open glade. Once again, the dogs seemed to cower and moan. Wentat, crouching down, investigated the ground; the other warriors surrounded him. “They came this way,” he said. “Not too long ago.” He rose and continued to follow the trail. Deeper in the woods, they broke through the brush; Wentat, in the lead, signalled a halt and pointed to something a few yards away....   [tags: Warfare, Story, Adventure]

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The Past and Future of Suspension Bridges

- For many centuries, mankind has worked tirelessly to adapt his environment to his needs. This means artificially fertilizing soil, genetically engineering plants, even attempting to create rain artificially (Mone). However, sometimes, water has gotten in the way, so, when man wants to build his roads across them, his solution was: Pick up the road and carry it across. Many suspension bridges are already well known for their frequent usage. For example, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Union Bridge connecting England to Scotland, and the Brooklyn Bridge, which expands New York City to surrounding islands....   [tags: Bridges, engineering, ]

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Roman Siege Weapons

- The Roman military was great and powerful, but didn’t just end up that way over night. They worked hard and, as the Romans are known for their excellent engineering skills, tried to stay one step ahead of the enemy. One way they did this was siege weapons, which was how the seized castles and lands. Siege engines ingeniously used both potential energy, kinetic energy and rotational kinetic energy to throw things very far, fast, and even accurately. Besiegers could fire 100-200 pound stones up to 1,000 feet....   [tags: roman empire, wars]

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Testing Facilities And Testing At Three Different Sites Within The Testing Arena

- Test four had an increase in complexity with the addition of another rope at site three of the testing areas. Three ropes were now being used at three different sites within the testing arena. This was the test in which an age-related response pattern was observed. Refer to table one for specific procedures for test four for all of the animal groups participating in this test (Hiestand 2011). Consult figures one, two, and three in order to gain a better understanding of the testing arenas used for this test (Hiestand 2011)....   [tags: Dog, Gray Wolf, Canidae, Canis]

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Images and Metaphors in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

- Images and Metaphors in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot    Interpersonal relationships in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot are extremely important, because the interaction of the dynamic characters, as they try to satiate one another's boredom, is the basis for the play. Vladimir's and Estragon's interactions with Godot, which should also be seen as an interpersonal relationship among dynamic characters, forms the basis for the tale's major themes. Interpersonal relationships, including those involving Godot, are generally couched in rope images, specifically as nooses and leashes....   [tags: Waiting for Godot Essays]

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My Contemplations with Suicide

- I’ve been prepared to do this for a long time, but today was the day I’d finally do it. Now that she’s left me, I just couldn’t find the strength to do it anymore. I closed and locked the door to my room, and slowly walked over to my bed. Reaching around under it, I grabbed the coil of rope. The manila rope felt firm in my hand, but it had also felt like the only thing holding me together. Funny, how the tool I was going to use for suicide was the only thing left holding me together, but it’s true....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Utilitarianism : The Possible Consequences Of A Scenario Or Event And Then Selecting The Action

- Exam 2 Question 1: Utilitarianism is examining all of the possible consequences of a scenario or event and then selecting the action that will lead to a more positive outcome. On the other hand, deontologist thinking is when a person follows their moral instincts regardless of the possible consequences. An example could be that I am on my way to Haiti, to go on a mission trip. As I am claiming my luggage, a man comes up to me and tells me that if I do not give him all of my luggage, including my carryon, which contains my ID, all of my money, and even my social security, he is going to shoot the next ten people that walk by....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Religion, Moral]

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Absolute Time, Relative Space, and the Hole in the Bucket

- At first glance, Isaac Newton’s bucket argument seems invulnerable to scrutiny. I never found the argument to be truly convincing, but like Newton’s supporters and perhaps a few of his critics, I possessed no means of successfully refuting it. In fact, proponents of the bucket argument have been so confident in its fortification that even now, in the 21st century, they continue to cite the bucket as undeniable evidence of absolute motion and, therefore, absolute space. One such supporter is Robin Le Poidevin, who revisits the bucket argument in Travels in Four Dimensions to defend the experiment against further scrutiny....   [tags: travels in fourt dimension, Isaac Newton]

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My Family Has An Interesting Background

- My family has an interesting background. One of my grandfathers was a real cowboy - riding on horseback while chasing cattle - while my other grandfather was a cartoonist as well as a drummer. They taught their fun tricks and lessons to my family and me since we were small. My cowboy grandpa would rope us and let us practice with his rope on our fence. He also loved to tell us stories. My cartoonist grandfather, unfortunately, I do not remember much about him. But what I do remember is that we displayed his art and had photographs of his drummer days....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Drawing, Teacher]

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Utilitarianism By John Stuart Mill

- Utilitarianism Many people agree on the fact that society needs to act with a sense of morality. However, there are differing opinions on how to go about this. One popular idea is that a person should always consider the greater good of society in order to be moral. This moral principle is known as utilitarianism. The end result of this theory is happiness for all, which appeals to many people, since happiness is typically a goal everyone can agree to strive towards. The following examines the approach of utilitarianism from the perspective of John Stuart Mils, as well as looks its strengths and weakness’s through a thought argument, to demonstrate how this is played out in society....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Morality, John Stuart Mill]

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The Adventures of the Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Doctors Make the Greatest Criminals

- In the short story "The Adventure of the Speckled Band", Sherlock Holmes comes to the conclusion that "doctors make the greatest criminals". Doctors go through years of studying the human body and know how it works. Doctors know what can harm the human body and what human bodies can withstand. They also know what it would take to put an end to someone's existence. Knowledge, an evil mind and the expertise to destroy evidence, are all that is required to be a proficient criminal. Doctors have several clear advantages to be exceptional criminals....   [tags: evidence, murder, investigation]

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Gillian Clarke's Catrin tackles one of the well-considered themes in

- Gillian Clarke's Catrin tackles one of the well-considered themes in feminist writing - the mother-daughter relationship. CATRIN ====== Gillian Clarke's "Catrin" tackles one of the well-considered themes in feminist writing - the mother-daughter relationship. The aspect of the relationship that Clarke explores here is the bond ("rope") that ties them together and from which they try to free themselves from the very beginning, even before birth. Freeing yourself as an individual within a relationship must result in conflict on both sides, which is what the mother and daughter in "Catrin" are experiencing now....   [tags: English Literature]

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Pozzo and Lucky in Waiting For Godot

- Interpersonal relationships are extremely important, because the interaction of the characters in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot as they try to satisfy one another's boredom, is the basis for the play. Pozzo's and Lucky's interactions with each other form the basis for one of the play's major themes. The ambivalence of Pozzo's and Lucky's relationship in Waiting For Godot resembles most human relationships. Irritated by one another, they still must function together. References to their relationship are generally couched in rope images....   [tags: Waiting For Godot Essays]

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Three Types Of Impediments Functional Fixedness, Mental Set, And Confirmation Bias

- 1. There are three types of impediments functional fixedness, mental set, and confirmation bias. Out of the three, mental set has been the one that has impacted me the most currently. According to Feldman (1989), mental set is “the tendency to approach a problem in a certain way because that method worked previously.” Recently at work a few fellow employees and me were tasked to fix a rudder on a hovercraft that was barely hanging on with rivets. As we were getting things checked out and ready, I asked one of the qualified personnel to go check out a mobile air compressor and meet us out by the hovercraft....   [tags: Eating disorders, Bulimia nervosa]

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Analysis Of Touching The Void By Joe Simpson

- Value of Life What is the value of a person’s life. Is one person’s life worth more than another’s. Is someone else’s life worth as much as our own. These are questions that cannot and most likely never will completely answered. At least they cannot be answered easily. There are far too many factors, variables, and opinions to consider when attempting to answer them. The story Touching the Void, by Joe Simpson, addresses many themes in the story such as survival, facing challenges, friendship, among others....   [tags: Human, Thought, Mind, Touching the Void]

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Rodeo Cruelty: What Do You Think?

- Rodeo Cruelty, What do you think. Animal abuse can be looked at in many different forms but it’s mostly up to you to determine if you agree or disagree with it. Many people believe rodeos should be outlawed because of the visible abuse. It could be from a steer getting drug behind a horse or from probes that make bucking horses and bulls buck. Others believe that all actions are taken to insure the safety of the animals and the contestants. The real question is what do you believe. Rodeo is more common in the western part of The United States....   [tags: animal abuse]

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English Satire in Gulliver’s Travels

- Gulliver’s Travels is a satirical novel about a sailor’s adventures through strange lands; the author of Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift, uses these adventures to satirize the English society. The most prevalent satire is used as Gulliver travels through the lands of Lilliput, Brombdinag, and the Houyhnhnms. One example of satire against the English society in Gulliver’s Travels is the political affairs of the Lilliputians. The Lilliputians to gain a high ranking office “competed for them by dancing on a rope for the entertainment of the emperor” (Orwell)....   [tags: Jonathan Swift, literary analysis]

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Government Satire Then and Now

- ... Also, the Fritsche 3 outrage of Lilliput towards Blefuscu for sheltering “Big Enders” and plotting against them is a mockery of how England believed France was helping Catholic fugitives after Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic church. Although Swift himself was an Anglican minister, he does not approve of the differences in opinion being a reason to go to war. He also goes on to point out that just because a person associates with a specific religion does not mean they are automatically a target for persecution; it is the quality of the person that should be evaluated, not their affiliation (Swift 40-41)....   [tags: Saturday Night Live, Family Guy]

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Cold Blood By Truman Capote

- Time froze on September 11th , 2001. The horrendous event that took place on this day shocked the world. Fear, horror and grief were felt during and after this ‘cold blooded’ crime was committed. Time also froze on November 15, 1959. This was the day that the Clutter family was brutally murdered in Holcomb, Kansas. Although this crime is much smaller than 9/11 it still brought fear to a town that once had its doors unlocked. Truman Capote wrote about this murder in his book In Cold Blood. It explains how Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith were able to commit these appalling crimes....   [tags: In Cold Blood, Truman Capote, Richard Hickock]

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Why Are You Doing This?

- “Why are you doing this. Why. What for. Go to Victoria Falls or do something else, but not this...”, I said I am doing this for fun. Her eyes were wide open, she was looking at me with disbelief in her eyes. After she realized that I was not backing down she said “Okay, Good luck!” and walked away. These were the harsh words coming from a concerned lady that was standing next to me as I was getting ready to abseil off the world 's original highest commercial abseil in Table mountain. It is 112 meters long....   [tags: Debut albums, 2007 singles, 2005 singles]

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The 's Theory Of Constraints

- Eliyahu Goldratt, an Israeli physicist turned business guru, is the founder of the Theory of Constraints (TOC), who developed revolutionary methods for production scheduling in the late 1970s (Balderstone & Mabin, 1998). Goldratt also developed other theories about the methodology of systemic problem structuring and problem solving which are utilized in developing solutions with intuitive power and analytical rigor that, while more refined, are still being utilized today. The TOC stood in direct contrast to other accepted methods of production scheduling at the time, such as Materials Requirements Planning (MRP)....   [tags: Theory of Constraints, Process management]

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Lighting Of The Outdoor Celebration

- Every year as the weather turns crisp and the leaves turn to red, amber, and gold, many New Jersey homeowners’ thoughts turn to outdoor entertaining. Whether it is a home harvest festival, Halloween, or Thanksgiving Day, everyone wants to incorporate that fall air into their celebration. One key aspect of proper outdoor celebrations, however, is how to design and implement lighting on your porch or patio to make your next fall get-together a memorable one regardless of the occasion. Here are some fresh ideas for ways to light your outdoor gathering space....   [tags: Lighting, Light-emitting diode, Autumn]

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Inspirational Sales Leadership

- Leadership skills are intangible assets that are hard to demonstrate on a single task or illustrate through a single story; however, leadership has become one of the most sought after qualities of sales companies. Leadership encompasses more than the ability to lead; it includes the ability to empower, the ability to rise above expectations, the ability to create synergy from a team, and the ability to motivate positive change. Leadership is mostly inherent, but there are ways to harness, develop, and activate the leader from within....   [tags: Leadership in a Sales Organization]

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Silent Liberation in Trifles

- Marriage is a sacred bond uniting two people who are in love usually they can’t live without one another for even a second so one takes marriage vows to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. Those vows are cherished throughout the years of marriage, partner’s shares intimate details forming a strong trustworthy bond with one another. Some settle into a routine, move out to the country have children....   [tags: Play Analysis, Marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Wright]

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Top 3 Surviving Items in an Unknown Planet

- According to Karen Webb, temporary Prime Minister of Canada, a group of grade sevens will be going to an unknown planet that has never been inhabited by humans before. Their goal is to survive. The only things they know are, the climate is steady and similar to California's climate, the planet has oxygen, and they will travel via space ship. The grade seven's got to take three things of a list of thirty-two things to take with them. This essay will prove to you that taking water, young trees, and knives will be the best choice to take with them to this unknown planet....   [tags: water, young trees, knives]

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The Adventure Of The Speckled Band By Arthur Conan Doyle

- A Satisfying Plot The best novels or stories leave the reader with satisfaction and a feeling of being content, they leave the reader in a state where he/she doesn’t have to go back to the book or question how it ends. This is the satisfaction that every reader searches for when they are reading a book, a satisfaction that is in many cases, only available in books and stories. One story that portrays this satisfaction is “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” written by Arthur Conan Doyle. This is a murder mystery story that features Sherlock Holmes, it involves a woman (Helen Stoner) whose sister died mysteriously....   [tags: Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle]

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The History Behind 3.14 By The Greek Letter Pi

- The History Behind 3.14… Throughout the history of mathematics, one of the most enduring challenges has been being able to calculate the ratio between a circle 's circumference and diameter; which has very much come to be known by the Greek letter pi. From ancient Babylonia times to the Middle Ages in Europe, to the now present day of supercomputers, mathematicians have been striving to calculate the mysterious number that has been around for centuries. Through this journey, they have searched for formulas,exact fractions, and, more recently, patterns in the long string of numbers starting with 3.14159 2653..., which is generally shortened to 3.14....   [tags: Pi, Circle, Mathematics]

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How to Train a Horse

- How to Train a Horse Training a horse to ride is hard work, it involves ground work, riding, and in both patience is very important. In the next few paragraphs I will be explaining the steps needed to train a horse. When you first start training a horse you want to start with doing the ground work. When you are doing the ground work such as leading, lunging, brushing, picking up the hooves, putting on the saddle, blanket, and bridal, and putting weight on the saddle, the ground work allows you know the horse and the horse also starts to know you....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of M Ā Y Defining The Indefinable

- MĀYA : DEFINING THE INDEFINABLE When we find a new solution for a question and attaching the evidences for it, which are enough to prove that it is true, then it become a new invention or theory. Thousands of years before the enquiry for the cause of creation have begun. But still the answer remains unknown. Science has failed to give a definite description for this enquiry. In Advaita Vedanta, which is regarded as the crown of Indian philosophy, Sankaracharya gives a spiritual and systematic description for the creation or the reality lies behind the world....   [tags: Truth, Reality, Adi Shankara, Brahman]

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The Bliss of Hell on Earth

- Head in the toilet, Bliss stuck her fingers deep down her throat. She felt her knuckles touch the back of her throat. She felt herself gag, and up came ice cream, cookies and the rest of her dessert. Throwing her body back, she wiped her mouth off. Her eyes spilled with wet pain. Her throat burned from the acid. Her body shook. Bliss could hear the distant voices through the walls. The room felt dark and small. Pushing her body off the ground, Bliss’s face continued to drip. She caught a glimpse of her boney figure....   [tags: eating disorder, anger, suicide]

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An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

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

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New Day Ranch

- Boots crunch in the leaves signaling the start of a new day’s work. Maria is the owner of the New Day Ranch, a sanctuary for horses of all kinds. She wakes up every morning at the crack of dawn to tend to the dozen horses that reside at the Ranch. It is almost winter and she wanted the horses to enjoy the time they had outside before it would snow. Maria opened up the stables to let the horses out into the pasture accompanied by her two dogs Max and Twilly. She pulled them by the bridle, two at a time until the six that slept inside were freed into the fenced in fields....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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The Operation Redwing

- Introduction Operation Redwing takes place in mountainous northeastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border. Intelligence showed that a high value target (HVT) was in the village of Sabray-Minah (Sabray). Sabray is located in very mountainous terrain in the Hindu Kush region. The village is inhabited by a sect of Muslims known as the Pashtuns. The Pastuns follow a code called Pashtunwali which demands hospitality, justice, courage, loyalty, and honoring of women.1 The Pashtuns do not necessarily like the Taliban, but they tolerate one another....   [tags: Afghanistan, Pakistan, borders, news]

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Chapter 64 - The Funeral

- It was mid-morning, the following day. Gentry, Cannon, and O’Frell followed the cart that carried the linen-wrapped remains to the open bay of the sea. Four men, strangers, walked ahead of the cart; the men Ben Hadal had provided to carry the body. One of them held a lead rope attached to one of the two horses that pulled the wagon. The group traveled in silence. The only sounds their little procession made was the crunch of the wagon wheels on the stone, the sounds of their feet on the cobblestones, and the occasional snort from one of the horses....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Hunt for Napoleon's Justice

- As Constance emerged from the ship's hold, a gale swept her brown hair over her eyes. “Left,” a man called from the bow. “Pull left, you blind codger.” She pushed her hair back and scanned the ship: Creedy stood on the quarterdeck, yanking the wheel in silence. Normally, he would have severed the other man's tongue with a sharp reply. Something was wrong. Constance rushed to meet him. “Creedy, what's happening?” she asked, lowering her head against the wind. The skirt of her frock coat whipped her legs....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Creative Writing: Creature of Calloway

- The thieves ran faster, the pads of their feet slamming against the soft ground. “This way!” The leader ordered. He veered off the path into the thick underbrush. His men followed him into the forest as the sound of dogs barking grew louder. He created a wall of fire to block them from following and ran back to his men, who were a few hundred paces away. He ducked under a branch and tripped on a root. His men, being the loyal idiots they were, came back to help him. The soldiers knocked them over and bound their hands with rope....   [tags: lord calloway, shark´s teeth]

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Touching the Void

- Touching the Void Can you imagine a climbing a mountain in Peru and it's only you and your climbing parnter. You all reach the top of the 21,000 peak that no one has ever climbed before. Its cold, your getting frositebite, and on your way back down the summit and then something unexpected, you break your leg. Of all the things that could have happen on a mountain, and it's only two of you. So,you were thinking about staying there because you had given up hope. But your parnter wouldn't let you,so he desided to lower you the side of the mountain on a belay seat....   [tags: Movie Film Review]

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Johnathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels

- Literary Analysis Paper Essay on Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift Past the political satire and laughable motifs in the book Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, the purpose of this story is to show everything ignoble and tactless of the human species in general and that humans are truly disgusting. Also exploring the idea of a utopia. Swift uses the literary device of political satire to show how childish and ignorant human acts were. This is because during Swift's time in the eighteenth century, Britain was modernizing at this time....   [tags: literary analysis ]

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Volatility within Electronic Communication

- ... In doing this, the message is taken as a threat, and the receiver reacts accordingly with a negative retort. Not only can communication lack the needed cues given by body language, but often times reader comments following a factual news story can alter what other readers may think about the subject matter that was reported in originally. A study reported by Brossard and Scheufele on, determined that negative reader comments can in fact alter the reader’s perception of the message being reported....   [tags: internet, virtual conversations]

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Archaeomagnetism in Archaeological Sites

- Objects under this category are not only easier to find than most other objects at archaeological sites, but in certain cases where their kiln baked position with respect to the vertical is known ,they can also be used to estimate the age of the object. This can be determined by measuring the inclination of the remanent magnetization which occurred at the time it was baked. The magnetic inclination can be compared with the history of the variation of the earth’s magnetic inclination known through historical records and other fire-baked clay objects already dated by other methods....   [tags: kiln, soils, buried ]

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Our Consciousness Representing the Ocean or the Samudra

- Our Consciousness Representing the Ocean or the Samudra And the process of churning, is the Spiritual and/or emotional process that one goes through while one experiences the difficulties/pleasures that life brings. The story of the Samudra Manthan is narrated in the Shrimad Bhaagvad . The King of the Devas is called Indra. Once the Sage Durvaasa honored Indra by presenting him with a garland of flowers. Indra, having become egoistic and insensitive, disrespectfully placed the garland on the tusk of an elephant who trampled it with his feet....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating the Efficiency of Different Pulley Setups

- Investigating the Efficiency of Different Pulley Setups Aim In this experiment I will be investigating the efficiency of five different pulley setups. These are shown below. Background on pulleys A pulley one of the simplest mechanical powers or machines consisting of a grooved wheel/roller(s) for a cord or string to pass over a mounted block this is used for lifting a mass or changing direction of power. A pulley is a force multiplier, when x number of pulley(s) are setup with x number of wheel/roller(s), you pull on the rope or string providing tension, from this an upward force is created to lift a load because the lower pulley block is supported by two pa...   [tags: Papers]

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

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

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The Three Symbols in Trifles by Susan Glaspell

- The setting of a story is the physical and social context in which the action of a story occurs.(Meyer 1635) The setting can also set the mood of the story, which will help readers to get a better idea pf what is happening. The major elements of the setting are the time, place, and social environment that frame the characters. (Meyer 1635) "Trifles by Susan Glaspell portrays a gloomy, dark, and lonely setting. Glaspell uses symbolic objects to help the audience get a better understanding for the characters....   [tags: Trifles, Susan Glaspell]

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Political Allegory in Gulliver's Travels

- Gulliver's Travels is a great novel written by Jonthan Swift. It is about voyages of Gulliver-main character-to different countries. Gulliver's Travels is a political allegory of England at Swift's time. the word allegory means a simple that can be objects, characters, figures or colors used to represent an abstract idea or concepts. Swift uses this novel to criticize the political condition of England at the 18th century and to make a satire of the royal court of George 1 . Gulliver's Travels has established itself as a classic for young people....   [tags: Free Example Essays]

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The Death Penalty: Lethal Gas Is A Legal Way To Kill Vile Criminals

- Dying painfully is unconstitutional but there is a way to die pain free and yet, we have to use it while delivering the death penalty to inmates. Imagine a death row inmate that was sentenced to life for murdering a small family. Even though the convict should die painfully, we cannot enforce that in the United States legally. If the government wants the inmates to die pain free then we shall give it to them in the best way. A good percentage of the general population would prefer a death row inmate get served the death penalty rather than have their taxes go to feeding, housing, etc....   [tags: Pro Capital Punishment Essays]

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Ocean Wave Energy: Converting the Ocean's Energy to Electrical Power

- This report breaks down and compares key aspects of three separate ocean wave power generators: permanent-magnet tubular linear generators, hybrid air-wave turbine generators and wave tunnel generators. Each individual generator type is to be described and analyzed on topics such as a general background on design and functionality, applicable locations, costs and efficiency using research and diagrams to support explanations where necessary. Though these forms of power generation are not effective enough to serve as a substitute for fossil fuels entirely, they are capable of reducing human reliance on strictly fossil fuels and are thus a worthy subject to invest research into....   [tags: Ocean Wave Power, Generators]

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The Declaration Of Being Healed From A Defiling Skin Disease

- Intro The declaration of being healed from a defiling skin disease in the Ancient Israel times was something that had to be done by the priest. Using Leviticus 14:4-7 throughout this exegetical essay, this topic will be deconstructed and discussed in the form of them, us and me. It tells of the process that had to take place before being declared healed, what this means to us as a community and how this relates to me personally. Them Having a defiling skin disease meant that the person had to be completely isolated from the community, friends and family....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, God, Cedar]

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce

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

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The Development of Rhythmic Gymnastics in the Olympic Game

- First of all, Rhythmic Gymnastics is a women-only event, and it is requires high levels of flexibility, agility, and coordination. The athletes will perform the combination which is integrating the amazing gymnastic and dancing movement to coordinating the background music. Also, the athletes will use the props to make the movement more powerful and stunning. Therefore, in this essay, i would like to compare the changes of the pass and modern rhythmic gymnastic in the Olympic Game. 1.1 The history of the Rhythmic Gymnastic The first demo of Rhythmic Gymnastics extracted from Gymnastics group exercises, it is convoluted choreographies....   [tags: Women Only, Flexibility, Agility, Coordination]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Waiting For Godot '

- To be honest, I could not see how this play could have an impact on society in the sense of portraying the aftermath of World War II specifically with the rebuilding of France. However, as any liberal arts students would do, we research and it amazes me all of the symbols that were in this play. What I found was that Waiting for Godot is part of the absurdist theatre, which is when a writer creates a script that shows a “meaningless” world that is overshadowing the people who are lost and confused of what to make of their lives/future....   [tags: Waiting for Godot, Lucky, Pozzo, Estragon]

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Drums and Drummer Boys During Times of War

- There are many famous and important people who were a part of the Civil War and drummer boys are some of those people. R.C. Murphy said, “When most people think of the Civil War, they think of famous generals or battles fought or how politics entered into an Army operation. But when I think of the War Between the States, I think of quite possibly the most important member of either side--that is the drummer.” Drums and drummer boys played a crucial role in wars, mainly in the Civil War. The first time that drums were used in America in battle was during the Revolutionary war and they were used for several different reasons....   [tags: civil war, violence, battle]

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Death of a Bird: Trifles by Susan Glaspell

- ... How ­ she ­ did ­ change.” The discovery of how she changed behaviors from one to another is similar to another psychological theory such as Pavlov’s experiment, as the dog salivated because it was looking at food, but he conditioned it to not salivate with changing it to salivate by looking at light. The reason I mention this is due to the factor that she was never really stuck in a cage, picture this instead replace the bird in the cage with her in the cage. The coping mechanism of a bird is to roam free and sing happily but if she was conditioned such as in Pavlov’s theories to be in a cage with no freedom to roam free her unconcious is telling her she is no longer herself and she is...   [tags: critical perspective analysis]

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My Tales from U.S. Army Airborne Jump School

- Tales from the U.S. Army airborne school roster number 111 class 43-88. I was at Fort Benning Georgia in August 1988 to attend jump school. I had done my basic training here four years earlier with Sgt. Smith who would be my black hat true instructor for airborne school. I was standing in formation at five in the morning. It was cold now, but Georgia has hot, humid daytime temperatures that were draining mentally and physically for a student from Northern California. I knew I wanted to be here even though there would be physical and mental stresses, challenges and the possibility of serious Injury....   [tags: special forces, platoon, trainer]

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Marijuana Is The Most Commonly Used Illicit Drugs

- According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) stated that marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug (19.8 million past-month users). (as cited by National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2015) Marijuana is one of the top popular drugs in the U.S along with alcohol and tobacco. Why is this so. People may think that because it is natural and more claims about medicinal purposes than harmful effects, unlike alcohol and tobacco where the harmful effects are widely known and advertised....   [tags: Cannabis, Drug addiction, Cannabis]

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The Technology And Methods Of State Run Executions

- The technology and methods involved in state-run executions have evolved greatly over the years. For the first 150 years of the country’s existence, prisoners were executed either through hanging or by the firing squad. Electrocution became the standard method for executions until 1982, when lethal injection was used for the first time. According to Thomas Reuters “8 people were executed by electrocution, 1 by firing squad, and rest were executed by lethal injection“(“Facts About the Death Penalty”)....   [tags: Lethal injection, Capital punishment]

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Analysis Of Eliyahu Goldratts ' The Goal '

- Eliyahu Goldratts "The Goal" is a novel about a plant manager named Alex Rogo, who is trying to save his production plant, or show some improvements within 3 months so it can remain open. In the book, he describes a new method to enhance production, where traditional efficiency theories are focused to capitalize on machine outputs to gain large scales of production. In the beginning of the book reader learn why Rogo’s production plant has problems. His plant struggles with high inventories and the inadequacy to meet shipping dates, but he seems to have a solution....   [tags: Theory of Constraints, Eliyahu M. Goldratt]

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The Great Depression Caused By Franklin D. Roosevelt

- “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on” (“Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes”). Franklin D. Roosevelt had stated this quote during the Crash of 1929 also known as The Great Depression, however this gave people false hope because almost everything was taken from them and there was no rope to hold on to at that point. When the drought started it was the first sign of even more horrid things to come. Following the Dustbowl came mass migration to the West, which led to poverty, causing the crime rate to skyrocket and the economy to decrease....   [tags: Great Depression, Dust Bowl, United States]

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Character Analysis in Theodore Taylor's The Cay

- "In Theodore Taylor’s The Cay (1969), Phillip Enright, a twelve-year-old boy who lives on the small Dutch island of Curacao, is shipwrecked with Timothy, an old black man, once the Germans have torpedoed their boat during World War II. Having been knocked unconscious, Phillip then wakes up in a raft with Timothy and Stew Cat, the cook’s cat that has survived the explosion. Phillip at first does not trust Timothy because of his own prejudice, but after he loses his eyesight, Philip realizes how dependent he is on Timothy and comes to love him....   [tags: survival, resourceful, shipwrecked]

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