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The LSAT, Three Times

- I would like to explain why I took the LSAT three times. To explain my low LSAT scores, I would first have to explain why and how I was diagnosed with a learning disability at Florida State University. In 2001, my academic advisor advised and referred to Florida State’s Adult and Learning Evaluation Center, because I was failing most of the college level mathematic courses. I completed a psycho-education evaluation and assessment test and was diagnosed with a learning disability that contributed from academic problems, associated with college level mathematics....   [tags: Personal Explanation]

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Click Your Heals Together Three Times

- Click Your Heals Together Three Times The story of the Lost Boys of Sudan is one filled with humor and horror, tears and pain. And hope. Civil war forced 20,000 boys to flee for their lives, not once, but twice. Some made their way to the United States. Most remain waiting in Kakuma for the chance to reunite with their families, while hoping to someday return home. This is their story. Sudan is the largest country in Africa, about a quarter of the size of the United States; it is also one of the poorest and most troubled regions in the world (Natsios, 25)....   [tags: African Politics]

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Women's Roles During Times of War and Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas

- Women's Roles During Times of War and Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas With the prevalence of war goddesses in most traditions from China to Greece to Ireland, women have been separated from the front lines of war for centuries. The goddesses, the divine representations of women in the ideal, are torn between dual roles: that of Minerva, the goddess of wisdom and just war, and that of Vesta, goddess of hearth and home. These two roles, warrior and mother, are not necessarily as very different as they might appear at first glance....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Three Guineas Women Essays]

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Uses of Three in Inferno by Dante Alighieri

- There are many symbols in Dante’s Inferno. One of the most important symbols is the number three. Throughout Dante’s Inferno, Dante uses the number three to symbolize and represent important figures and concepts in Hell. His extensive use of the number three is partly due to reasons in his life. It is obvious that the number three is the most noticeable symbol, and that it is no coincidence that the number shows up so many times throughout the Inferno. Dante Alighieri was born in Florence, Italy, in 1265, into a well-to-do merchant family....   [tags: number three, hell, symbols, judas, brutus]

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Characterization in Dickens' Hard Times

- Characterization in Dickens' Hard Times A firm character basis is the foundation upon which any good novel is built. For an allegorical novel, Dickens' has a surprisingly complex character foundation. The characters in Hard Times have both the simplistic characteristics of a character developed for allegorical purposes, as well as the intricate qualities of "real" people. These characters think and feel like we do and react to their situations in the same way that most of us would. These attributes are what give the characters life and allow us to relate to their decisions....   [tags: Dickens Hard Times Essays]

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Utilitarian Logic in Hard Times

- Utilitarian Logic in Hard Times Utilitarianism "Quadruped. Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive. Sheds coat in spring......" A perfect example of a product of utilitarian education, Bitzer defines a horse off the top of his head in a split second. Utilitarianism is the assumption that human beings act in a way that highlights their own self interest. It is based on factuality and leaves little room for imagination. Dickens provides three vivid examples of this utilitarian logic in Hard Times....   [tags: Dickens Hard Times Essays]

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Powerful Woman in Pearl Buck's The Three Daughters of Madame Liang

- Powerful Woman in Pearl Buck's The Three Daughters of Madame Liang Love, loss, and tragedy are the three main aspects of any excellent novel. Pearl Buck has written a novel that has all of these aspects, which is The Three Daughters of Madame Liang (1969). This story is about a family in a Chinese town called Shangai. The novel revolves around the mother of the family, Madame Liang, who is an elderly woman with three very skilled daughters. The story is about the challenges of Eastern China versus the thriving American culture....   [tags: Three Daughters of Madame Liang]

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Cruel Intentions in Hard Times by Charles Dickens

- Cruel Intentions in Hard Times by Charles Dickens Charles Dickens wrote Hard Times as an attempt to show the injustices of life for many different people and to explain that in order to be happy, people need one another. Through the epiphanies of many characters in this novel, Dickens shows their realization of this fact and how they plan to pursue their goals from there on. These characters are used as mouthpieces to spread the theme to the reader. Louisa Gradgrind, Stephen Blackpool, and Tom Gradgrind are such characters....   [tags: Charles Dickens, Hard Times]

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Charles Dickens' Hard Times

- Charles Dickens' Hard Times Many characters in the novel are victims of hard times as a result of many factors. These include the lack of money, the education system, the industrialisation in the area and the social injustices of the Victorian era. The novel is divided into three books: sowing, reaping and garnering. The names of these books have biblical references. ‘Ae ye sow, so shall ye reap’ New Testament This means that there are consequences to all your actions, this idea features strongly in the novel....   [tags: Charles Dickens Hard Times Essays]

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Role of Men in Louisa's Life in Hard Times

- Role of Men in Louisa's Life in Hard Times In Hard Times Charles Dickens portrays Louisa Gradgrind as a realistic character who faces conflict from the start of her life. Louisa encounters three major psychological conflicts in the form of three different men: Mr. Gradgrind, Mr. Bounderby, and Tom Gradgrind. Men play a very important role in the shaping of Louisa's life. Instead of being her own person and expressing her own feelings, Louisa falls under the realm of these three men. Since the beginning of her life, Louisa isn't allowed to express herself because her father continually stresses the facts....   [tags: Dickens Hard Times Essays]

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Hard Times

- Hard Times In this paper I would like to discuss the possibly affects that this book might have had on the world, the time around Charles Dickens, and the fact that Charles Dickens paid close attention to the world around him. Charles Dickens, born Charles John Huffman Dickens, was born on Feb. 7 1812 in Portsmouth where his father was a clerk at the Naval Pay Office. Four years later his family moved to Chatham and then later moved to London. In 1824 Charles Dickens father went to Debtor's Prison....   [tags: Dickens Hard Times Essays]

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Silas Marner And Hard Times: Redemption

- Silas Marner And Hard Times: Redemption The discussion will take place first in Silas Marner novel. It is taken to be first since it needs full concentration of the reader. Two characters are going to be in “redemption” and “re-generation”, in their concepts and beliefs in life. The main character of the novel, which the plot builds on, is “Silas Marner”. His penance is him living lonely and cut off from the world for 15 years, till he finds Eppie. Eppie, is like the fairy genie, which will be the cause of his “re-generation”....   [tags: Silas marner Hard times Redemption Essays]

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The Life and Times of Charles Bukowski

- The Life and Times of Charles Bukowski One night in Andernach, West Germany, a sergeant in the United States Army serving in Germany crossed paths with a woman following the defeat of Germany from World War I. He had an affair with her, Katharina, whom was a German friend’s sister, and she became pregnant. A month before the baby was born, they wedded. On August 16, 1920, the baby boy was brought into the world and was named Heinrich Karl Bukowski, but we simply know him as Charles Bukowski....   [tags: American poet and writer]

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Social Classes of Industrial England in Charles Dickens' Hard Times

- Social Classes of Industrial England in Charles Dickens' Hard Times In his novel, Hard Times, Charles Dickens used his characters to describe the caste system that had been shaped by industrial England. By looking at three main characters, Stephen Blackpool, Mr. Josiah Bounderby, and Mr. Thomas Gradgrind, one can see the different classes that were industrial England. Stephen Blackpool represented the most abundant and least represented caste in industrial England, the lower class (also called the hands) in Charles Dickens' novel....   [tags: Dickens Hard Times Essays]

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Treasure Island and Hard Times

- Treasure Island and Hard Times are novels in which, the effects of human influence are taken to their limit. These novels explore the terrors of two protagonists constantly being bombarded with thoughts and ideas of others. Because of the strong authority placed around them, they are exiled into their own minds. Yet, these characters still demonstrate the willingness to think on their own and express themselves freely. Stevenson and Dickens depict through their characters that the innate human ability to think and act is a product that can be influenced by all individuals one may come across....   [tags: Character Analysis, Stevenson, Dickens]

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Nim Gimmers in Medieval Times

- During the Medieval times, the occupation of a Nim Gimmer was an essential aspect of many lives. During the years of 1066-1485, many quandaries took place between those years such as The Black Death. A dilemma arose in many peasants towns and disease became very dynamic in their lives. The populations grew and these health problems became worse, and the medical knowledge was limited . This medieval occupation was fundamental during the middle ages. Their hard work,daily life, and money was not important to them,but the patients became their humanity....   [tags: doctors in the middle ages]

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Anton Chekhov's Life Exposed in An Attack of Nerves and Three Years

- Anton Chekhov denied that any of his stories were autobiographical fiction, yet much of his work clearly grew out of his own experiences. From “An Attack of Nerves” to “Three Years,” different aspects of his life were incorporated throughout his stories. Each stage of Chekhov’s life made an impact in the tales he told. Chekhov’s childhood was documented in great detail when he penned the story “Three Years.” The main character Laptev could have been Anton or any one of his brothers. In the tale, Chekhov had Laptev telling his wife: He [his father] used to thrash me with a birch, pull my ears, and hit me on the head… We had to go to morning service and to early home we had to sing...   [tags: An Attack of Nerves, Three Years]

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Medieval Times

- Terms Babylonian Captivity:(also known as the Avignon Papacy) was a time period in which seven popes lived in Avignon(France.) Black Death: was one of the deadliest pestilences in history, it struck Europe in the fourteenth-century. Cahiers Dolances: were lists of complaints to the King of France, (Louis XVI) by the three different estates in France. Donatism: the heresy that taught the efficacy of the sacraments depended on the moral character of the clergy who administered them. Estates General:the medieval French parliament....   [tags: Assignment]

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Marriages of Today and Elizabethan Times are Significant

- ... Generally invitations were not sent out (Maggi Ros). However, people “did send messages to their friends and relations and gifts were cheerfully received” (Maggi Ros). During the Elizabethan Era the reception after the wedding was a huge deal. A great number of steps were taken to ensure everything was planned out perfectly (Andrea R. Britt). “The menu was discussed and arrangements for acquiring the content of the more exotic dishes such as peacock, had to be made” (Elizabethan Marriages and Weddings Document)....   [tags: wealth, marriage, ceremonies]

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An Analysis of the 2009 Auto Bailout

- I. Background The three major Detroit-based manufacturers of the American automotive industry, General Motors, Chrysler and Ford, are jointly referred to as the Big Three for distinguishing their operations from those of competitors in terms of size, sales, geography and profits. In early 2009, the Big Three found themselves covered in debts and losses as the U.S. Government handed them an initial bailout package worth $25 billion to rescue them from bankruptcy (Isidore). Through an analysis of the ethics behind government bailouts and an evaluation of arguments for and against the decision to give out such a package to the auto firms, I shall argue in this paper that, given the circumstance...   [tags: Big Three Bailout]

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Three Ways for a Healthy Lifestyle

- When people think of a healthy lifestyle, they tend to think of people that live in the gym everyday and are probably vegan or vegetarian. Being healthy isn’t about living in gym every day for hours on end; it actually is the exact opposite. Having a healthy lifestyle isn’t a hard thing to do. Eating healthy is probably the hardest of them all though. Who doesn’t love a nice greasy cheeseburger, loaded down with some mayonnaise and all the fixings. Unfortunately, eating like that and doing little to no physical activity will inadvertently shorten your lifespan and can impair your overall quality of life....   [tags: Diet, Stress, Exercise]

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Grapes Of Wrath In Times Of De

- “The Grapes of Wrath: In Times of Despair'; If one was to examine the three characters, Tom, Ma, and Pa Joad from John Steinback’s The Grapes of Wrath. How would we figure out what astrological signs they were born under, as taken from their actions and attitudes in the novel. What certain qualities do they possess, that make them fit there Zodiac sign. Tom Joad, a hard stubborn man, who has served time in prison for murder. He has come back home to find his family falling apart....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Leadership and Constitutionality In Times of War

- Leadership and Constitutionality In Times of War In times of crisis, nations look to leaders who will protect them from the dangers they fear. The United States has seen multiple wars and lived them out under multiple leaders, each of which had varying policies for protecting the American citizens from enemies, both foreign and domestic. Today we find ourselves asking how our present leader will protect the American citizens from outside terrorists, and wondering how previous leaders would react to the current situation....   [tags: War Government Papers]

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Highlights of the Medieval Times

- Highlights of the Medieval Times The Medieval period was a time of many great accomplishments. Even though "kings struggled for land power"(Holt, 186), and people struggled just to stay alive, it was a time that will always mark a spot in history. Of the Middle Ages there were three main topics; government, manor and town life, and the role of the church. All three of these influenced the medieval Times greatly. The government of the medieval times was based on a system called feudalism....   [tags: Papers]

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Hard Times By Charles Dickens

- Consequences without an imagionation Hard Times by Charles Dickens is set out in three different books: The Sowing; The Reaping; The Garnering. They are named so as it has a special reference to the education and upbringing of children. The titles collectively underline the basic plot. It suggests that the grounding children received in their formative years would directly affect their adult lives. This comes evident as pupils of the Gradgrind system of education is not ready to tackle situations, which require imagination or experience in life....   [tags: essays papers]

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Women's Roles in Ancient Times

- Women's Roles in Ancient Times For years, people have said that since the beginning of civilization our society has been patriarchal. This assumption is wrong. Archeological evidence proves that in the beginnings, the cultures were female-centered, with a creator goddess. Women's roles were valued as more important than men's role specially because they could give birth. Although this is true, no evidence suggests that these cultures had a matriarchal society. In fact, the evidence found supports the idea of a society where men and women worked side by side sharing the labor, with different roles or tasks, but all equally important....   [tags: Females Sociology Sociological Papers]

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Leadership Skills Needed for Success Industry in Difficult Times

- Introduction Many CEOs and managers of corporations have led their companies successfully through highly uncertain, even chaotic industries and in difficult times (Hansen, 2011). This paper summarizes the article written by Morten T. Hansen that addresses three leadership skills that count in order to achieve success even in difficult industries and times. The paper identifies the concept of management (leadership) and describes how it is used in this particular case. There are numerous and diverse definitions of leadership but the most fitting definition would be that leadership is the ability to influence the behavior of juniors/subordinates and persuade them into following a particular c...   [tags: manager, creativity, discipline]

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The Holy Land Promised to the Israelites by God

- ... Many Israelis can speak well in English, because many TV stations broadcast in English and elementary schools teach English at an early age. Israel being a country of immigrants, many languages can be heard on the streets. The Christian population is mainly made up of Palestinian Christians, but also incorporate forms of religion considered by Christians and Jews to be a type of Christianity. Other religious groups, like Buddhists and Hindus, maintain a presence in Israel, just in smaller numbers....   [tags: conflict, biblical times, torah]

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Three Strikes Law

- Three Strikes Law Recidivism is a tendency to relapse into a former pattern of behavior or a tendency to return to criminal behavior. Many studies have been conducted about criminals who begin with petty crimes (misdemeanors) that repeat the same crimes or graduate to serious crimes (felonies). The fear of repeat offenders and the increase of recidivism ignited the federal and state governments to seek harsher ways to protect citizens’ safety. Mike Reynolds a photographer whose daughter, Kimber, was murdered in1992 during a purse snatching incident introduced the Three Strikes Law in 1993....   [tags: Law, Recidivism, Career Criminals ]

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Reaction Times

- Reaction Times Plan: - I am planning to investigate about the reaction times on the swiftness of the thumb, starting and stopping a stopwatch. The speed of my hand, catching a 1m ruler falling and a braking reaction. The purpose of this investigation is to test my reaction times during these three experiments and to determine if the reaction (response) is a reflex action or a conscious action. A Reflex action happens automatically. This type of response does not have to be learned - e.g....   [tags: Papers]

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Roman Times

- MOM IN THE JACUZZI It was not until I read my first erotic story about mothers and sons, that my Mom became my object of desire. I cannot describe my Mother as a sex goddess. She is the typical forty-something, with brown hair and eyes, about five foot and two inches tall, and weights 130 lbs. Mom just oozes motherhood. Her one enduring physical quality is her big breast. They're not large. They're just really nice. So now every son's dilemma, how do you seduce your mother. I kept a small collection of magazines about family encounters to fuel my imagination and to help plan the ultimate seduction....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of Three Articles on Technology Usage

- Matrix Review 2 Below are three articles that will be reviewed in relationship to education. The three articles reflect changes in education and the concerns of these changes on the students and future education. The first article is Blended Learning: Undergraduate Students’ Experiences of Using Technology to Support Their Learning (2011) by Amanda Lucille Joanne Jefferies. The second article is Does the Use of a Learning Platform Support Approaches to Personalized Learning in the Classroom. (2012) by James fanning....   [tags: Platforms, Education, Ethics]

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A Comparison of Three Book Resources on Capitalism

- The first source is a quote from Ayn Rand, and the extent to which capitalism should be embraced in the economy. The quote states the importance of the need for the economy to adopt a much more radical form of laissez-fair capitalism. The sources displays the importance of separation between government and economy. “ With a separation of state and economics, in the same way and for the same reason as the separation of state and church.” The quote from the source exhibits Rand’s support on an economic system with absolute no government involvement....   [tags: capitalism, government, economy]

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The Three Sociologists: Marx, Durheim, and Weber

- There are many classical sociologists in the world with many different theories and key elements within the sociological imagination. James Fulcher and John Scott (p.21, 2011) explain why theories of sociologists in past time and todays modern so-ciety are so important and why they can still be relevant today, “theory is or should be an attempt to describe and explain the real world, it is impossible to know any-thing about the real world without drawing on some kind of theoretical ideas.” Per-ceptions of Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim and Max Weber (who can also be known as the ‘holy trinity’ of the three founding fathers) theories have been interpreted for hundreds of years, leading to them hav...   [tags: society, inequality, social, theory]

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Newton´s Three Laws of Motion

- Physics is involved in everyday life and can be an essential explanation for how things work. Being a lacrosse goalie involves physics concepts and proves how they apply to every movement that is made on the field. To better understand the physics of a goalie, you must understand how Newton’s Three Laws of Motion work; Inertia, force equals mass times acceleration, and equal and opposite forces, as well as another law torque and leverage. The first law of Newton’s Laws is inertia. The basic definition of inertia is an object in motion will stay in motion until acted on by an outside force, as well as an object as rest will stay at rest until acted on by an outside force (Serwalt,...   [tags: inertia, accelaration, re-action]

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Dickens and his Stucture Of Hard Times

- “On every page Hard Times manifests its identity as a polemical work, a critique of Mid-Victorian industrial society dominated by materialism, acquisitiveness, and ruthlessly competitive capitalist economics” (Lodge 86). The quotation above illustrates the basis for Hard Times. Charles Dickens presents in his novel a specific structure to expose the evils and abuses of the Victorian Era. Dickens’ use of plot and characterization relate directly to the structure on account that it shows his view of the mistreatments and evils of the Victorian Era, along with his effort to expose them through literary methods....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter

- The film titled, “The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter”, looks at the roles of women during and after World War II within the U.S. The film interviews five women who had experienced the World War II effects in the U.S, two who were Caucasian and three who were African American. These five women, who were among the millions of women recruited into skilled male-oriented jobs during World War II, shared insight into how women were treated, viewed and mainly controlled. Along with the interviews are clips from U.S....   [tags: American History]

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The Life and Times of Walt Disney

- “The Life and Times of Walt Disney” Walt Disney is the greatest entrepreneur of all time in most minds of little people and big people everywhere. The reason for this is he started his ‘business’, selling sketches, at the age of around seven years old. He was a vibrant child, as well considering he painted the side of his barn with tar. To him schoolwork was boring which he actually said once he was a lot older. Walt Disney was a family man, considering he had so many children; his children even had lots of children....   [tags: Biography, Disney, Entrepreneur, Film Industry]

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The Life and Times of Daniel Massey

- It was beautiful. The waterfall cascaded down the mountain in a way that left people breathless. The flowers bespeckled the land with an ethereal majesty. The river, so blue, so enticing, even the gods could not resist the temptation of a swim. Yet, it wasn’t good enough. It could never be good enough. At least, not to Daniel Massey, the artist that painted this landscape. “I’m my biggest critic,” said Daniel. “I always find things I could have done better.” This same statement has been muttered for thousands of years by successful artists, writers, and inventors of great skill....   [tags: Artist, Art Analysis, Daniel Massey]

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The Life and Times of a Friend

- What is the nature of a true friend. How do you determine what kind of friendship you have. According to Judith Viorst’s “Friends, Good Friends—and Such Good Friends,” there are at least three categories of friendships based on levels of intimacy. The friendship that requires the least amount of interaction is the Cross-generational friends. These friends are usually 10 or more years older than you, maybe a friend of your parents or an old teacher from your days in school; they slowly but surely worm their way into your heart....   [tags: cross-generatinal friendship]

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Hard Times and Wuthering Heights

- The nineteenth century saw rapid development and reform across the whole of the country; with the Industrial Revolution transforming life in Britain. For working class women life was an endless struggle of passivity and labour; as soon as they were old enough they worked on farms, in factories or as servants to the middle classes (Lambert, 2009). For women in general, life was oppressive; constantly overshadowed by the male gender who were considered dominant leaders. In a Victorian household, the male was head of the family; his wife and children respected him and obeyed him without question....   [tags: Comparative, Dickens, Brontë]

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Heraldry In the Renaissance Times

- Heraldry In the Renaissance Times Heraldry in the middle ages was special as symbolic designs, also called, insignia, were passed down from each generation to the next. Around the beginning of the twelfth century, the Song dynasty in China brought prosperity to the country, teachings at Oxford University has begun, and the First Crusade to recapture Jerusalem proved successful. As the twelfth century sprung into action, China began to stitch books together, the first prisoner of the Tower of London escapes, and the Second Crusade, which ended in the army surrendering, began....   [tags: insignia, origin, crusades]

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Apocalypse 2012

- 65 million years ago a ten kilometer wide asteroid slammed into Mexico, leaving a 175 kilometer wide crater on the earth’s surface. This collision caused the extinction of 70% of all species that inhabited the earth, including the dinosaurs. The earth has existed for approximately 4.5 billion years. Scientists are led to believe that the earth has encountered five mass extinctions, just as the dinosaurs experienced. Modern day scientists and ancient societies believe that the sixth extinction is soon to happen....   [tags: End Times]

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The New York Times

- The New York Times is one of America’s largest newspaper publishers, today selling over 900,000 printed copies daily. Their website,, is the most visited online newspaper website, receiving 32.4 million unique visitors in December 2010. (The NY Times Company, 2010, pp. 2 3) The New York Times employs 3094 workers, 1016 of them members of The Newspaper Guild of New York. (p. 8) In order to remain as America’s premier newspaper, The New York Times not only deals with the changing media market but union negotiations for approximately 40% of its staff....   [tags: Media, America's Largest Newspaper]

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Later School Start TImes

- “BEEP, BEEP, BEEP!” The teenage student slams on the snooze button and struggles to get out of bed for the early school day. Teens on average need 9 ¼ hours of sleep (Backgrounder: Later School Start Times). Teens currently average fewer than 7 hours of sleep (Backgrounder: Later School Start Times). Hectic schedules, poor sleep habits, homework, and family obligations are the problem (Backgrounder: Later School Start Times). Schools are considering starting their school days later in the morning....   [tags: not enough sleep]

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Rebels in Medieval Times

- ... In the Edict of Worms, because of the power that the church had, they were able to forbid people from associating with Luther and all of his works. Using the Edict of Worms the church states, in defense against Luther, “We have declared and hereby forever declare by this edict that the said Martin Luther is to be considered an estranged member, rotten and cut off from the body of our Holy Mother Church. He is an obstinate, schismatic heretic, and we want him considered as such.” This is the turning point for Luther, when he is fully acknowledged by the church....   [tags: religion, government, laws, power, works]

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New York Times Co. versus United States: The Security of Secrets

- In the Supreme Court case of the New York Times Co. vs. United States there is a power struggle. This struggle includes the entities of the individual freedoms against the interests of federal government. It is well known that the first amendment protects the freedom of speech, but to what extent does this freedom exist. There have been instances in which speech has been limited; Schenck vs. United States(1919) was the landmark case which instituted such limitations due to circumstances of “clear and present danger”....   [tags: freedom, federal government, Supreme Court]

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Children Series Authors: R.L Stine

- ... Bananas was made for teenagers published by Scholastic Press for 72 issues between 1975 and 1984, plus different "Yearbooks" and paperback books. Before working with Scholastic he worked for various small magazines. Stine was editor and also was responsible for much of the writing. In 1986, at the age of 28, he wrote his first horror novel, called Blind Date, his first scary novel for teens which immediately became a best seller, his pen name was Jovial Bob Stine at that time and he kept this name for around a dozen books until he decided to change it to R.L Stine....   [tags: Goosebumps, NY Times best sellers]

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Prison Overcrowiding and the Laws that Made Them that Way

- One of the major reasons that prisons have overcrowded is that crime control strategies and legislative changes have meant longer sentencing (Mcshane, 2008). A study in 2006 showed the change in the State and Federal prison population from 1990 to 2005. In 1990 there was a total of 773,124 inmates. In 2005, that number increased to 2,186,230 (Harrison & Beck, 2006). The three- strikes laws has a great impact on the overpopulation of our prison systems because it means more life sentencing with a lesser possibility of parole for most offenders....   [tags: three-strikes law, crime control strategies]

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Changing Times

- Change is universal and non-stop. We experience it on a daily basis, but probably not to the length that Gregor Samsa did one morning. In Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis, there is a lot of change going on, both physically and mentally. Of course, Gregor changes from a human into a bug, but there is much more change than just that. Gregor’s family, which consists of Gregor, father, mother, and his sister Grete, goes through a change as a whole and as individuals. As a result of Gregor’s physical metamorphosis, his sister and father both go through physical and mental metamorphoses....   [tags: Literary Review]

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A Comparison of Three Newspapers

- A Comparison of Three Newspapers In this investigation I am going to compare and analyse three newspapers to see how readable the three newspapers are. I will be using The Times in tabloid sheet format although the articles are still the same, The Journal local paper and a The Daily Mirror the tabloid newspaper. I will be investigating several factors to represent the readability of the three comparative newspapers....   [tags: Papers]

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Zarathustras Prologue and Three Species

- Summary of “Zarathustra’s Prologue and Three Species” At the beginning of the story a man named Zarathustra who was thirty years of age had left his home to go live in the mountains. He had lived in solitude of the mountains for ten years. The text said, “He enjoyed his spirit and his solitude, and for ten years he did not become weary of it.” I believe that Zarathustra move to the mountains and lived a solitary life to get more in touch with himself. He probably wanted to get to know himself more spiritually....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing "The wolf and the goat" and "The wolf and the three kittens"

- What is common in the tales of different peoples. And how do they differ. I have had many questions and wanted to find the answers. My research is devoted to analysis and comparison of the two tales about animals - Russian folk tale "The wolf and the goat" and the English folk tale "The wolf and the three kittens." Comparing Russian and English folk tales about animals began with an introduction to the history of fairy tales: the definition of the genre, the collection and study of fairy tales, with their classification....   [tags: compare, contrast]

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The Negative Impact of California's Three Strikes Law

- "Three Strikes and You're Out!” you think you would be hearing that phrase at a baseball game when a player has struck out but the phrase has been used as a metaphor for the three strikes law in California. It is a law that sentences repeated offenders, of serious or violent crimes, to twenty-five to life in prison. Although it seems desirable to put repeated offenders in prison, they are convicted even for petty crimes. It sentences an offender, whose first strike was a serious or violent crime, to serve a double sentence if the second crime is also serious or violent....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]

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Human Behavior and the Social Environment: A Look at Three Theories

- Human Behavior and the Social Environment Social work has long recognized the relationship between the behavior of an individual and the environment in which the individual interacts (Hutchison, 2008). Human behavior theories offer a framework to organize, interpret and understand this relationship (Hutchison, 2008). For this case study, the following three theories will be examined for relevancy: Life cycle theory, role theory and resiliency theory. Life Cycle Theory Psychosocial development throughout the Life Cycle theory (sometimes known as individual development theory) proposes that each individual has the ability to master their environment at all stages of life (Coady & Lehman, 2008;...   [tags: Sociology]

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Teachings From Three Parables in the Gospel of Luke

- The three parables contained in chapter fifteen of the Gospel of Luke are a tightly woven trio anchored on either side by closely related teachings. The preceding chapter gives instruction on humility and hospitality, telling the reader to open the invitation to one’s meal table to all, including the poor, the sick, and the unclean. In the following chapter the reader finds instructions for how to use wealth to benefit those same people. In the middle of these we find chapter fifteen, containing the parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal and his brother....   [tags: Bible, Lost Sheep, Humility]

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Hiding the Tilt in the New York Times

- Newspapers intend to report both sides of the story but it is difficult to withdraw bias completely. Reporters are only human and bring about their own opinions into their work. This can even happen without any realization that the reporter is adding bias from their own perspective. It can be seen more in some works and less in others, depending on the topic. A reporter focusing on an account of the presidency is likely to take it on with a one sided judgment. The actions of President Obama are so controversial that it is hard not to express the news without a tilt in one direction or another....   [tags: newspaper, bias, news]

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“Resistance to Change”: An Analysis of Not Changing with the Times

- In his short story, A Rose for Emily, well-known American writer and Nobel Prize laureate, William Faulkner, narrates the consequences of people not changing with the times. He lived in the south when slavery was acceptable and includes this in many of his stories. Faulkner’s purpose is to emphasize to his audience that people must accept change and evolve or risk isolation and ultimately dying alone. Faulkner’s views on change are brought out effectively in “A Rose for Emily” through his use of setting, tone, and diction....   [tags: Faulkner, Alderman, Sartoris]

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The Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe

- Once Upon a Midnight Dreary: The Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe Throughout time, Edgar Allan Poe has been recognized as a famous writer that wrote about his tragedy of a life. Just thinking of his name, Poe, makes one think about his dark felt Poems. Most people believe that Poe had to be depressed or even evil to write his historic writings. He had to deal with a numerous amount of death of love ones throughout his lifetime. Though he had to deal with death and depression he became one of the United States famous authors of all times....   [tags: biography, literature, history, ]

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The Life and Times of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel

- Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a man unlike any other, a man who strove to be better than what he was, and who grew up with nothing yet died with everything (Carter 179; PBS par. 1; Bugsy Siegel Encyclpaedia par. 3). Unlike many who give up in life because of the many problems they may face, Bugsy Siegel strove to be better than his father was (Carter 179). Eventually, Siegel began forcing peddle cart vendors to give him payments for protection from himself (PBS par. 2; Carter 179). Thus began Siegel’s transformation to a true mafia man running around with “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and the Murder Inc....   [tags: mafia man, murder inc., crime]

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The Life and Times of Benjamin Bugsy Siegel

- Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a man unlike any other, a man who strove to be better than what he was, and who grew up with nothing yet died with everything (Carter 179; PBS par. 1; Bugsy Siegel Encyclpaedia par. 3). Unlike many who give up in life because of the many problems they may face, Bugsy Siegel strove to be better than his father was (Carter 179). Eventually, Siegel began forcing peddle cart vendors to give him payments for protection from himself (PBS par. 2; Carter 179). Thus began Siegel’s transformation to a true mafia man running around with “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and the Murder Inc....   [tags: history, mob, mafia]

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Civilizations in Ancient Times: The Roman Civilization

- The ancient roman civilization is considered to be one of the best civilizations in ancient times. Not only because it lasted so long but because of the size of the empire was so huge and well organized. According to popular legend two brothers named Romulus and Remus were abandoned by an evil uncle on the banks of the Tiber river. Before they drowned a she-wolf found them and nurtured them back to health. They grew up to be strong and very courageous then Romulus killed Remus and founded Rome in 753 B.C.E....   [tags: elites, patricians, romulus]

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The Boomerang Effect in our Modern Times

- The Boomerang Effect in our Modern Times Reason, I sacrifice you to the evening breeze. Aime Cesaire   I agree with the assertion that Aime Cesaire made on Discourse on Colonialism that the process of colonialism inflicts a “boomerang effect” on the colonizer. It is important to determine that colonialism is defined as “a practice of domination, which involves the subjugation of one people to another...” by the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Aime Cesaire prefers to define colonization as what is not: …neither evangelization, nor a philanthropic enterprise, nor a desire to push back the frontiers of ignorance, disease, and tyranny, nor a project undertaken for the greater glory of God,...   [tags: Foreign Policy ]

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Has Slavery Changed since Ancient Times?

- Has Slavery Changed since Ancient Times. Slavery has always been a large issue and possibly always will. The issues of today are often negative but did you know that back in ancient Roman times they were all for it. Well they were. The question that will be answered in this assessment is "In what ways, if any, has slavery changed from ancient to modern times?" I believe that slavery has changed very much from the past. Not that there may be more or less of it, but that it may be harsher and have worse conditions....   [tags: Slavery Essays]

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Harold Pinter's 1971 Old Times

- According to theatre reviewer Rachel Halliburton, “Pinter has turned the game of reinventing the past into a psychological game of Russian roulette” (1). She is, of course, speaking of Harold Pinter’s 1971 Old Times. Throughout Old Times Pinter slowly develops the hazy story of a married couple, Deeley and Kate, and Kate’s odd friend Anna through strong pauses and incoherent stories of the past. These tales show that whether stories of the past are fact or fiction they can still be a powerful factor in how the story develops....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Three Estates

- Three Estates The term Three Estates is used to describe the divisions of the European parliament. Parliament is defined by the Webster’s Dictionary as, "an assemblage of person (as members of nobility, clergy, and commons) called together by the British sovereign setting for a period of time and then being dissolved, and constituting the supreme legislature body of the United Kingdom." Parliament could also be defined as, "The 'image' and 'the thing in deed' of the mixed party (Alford 36)." The three different groups as mentioned in the definition by the Webster’s Dictionary are the estates that divide the parliament....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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2061 Odyssey Three

- What grabbed your attention first:Well, I think that the part that really griped me is when Dr.Rolf van der Berg had discovered that a Monolith (a huge black rectangle made of an unknown material) had just appeared on Europa (one of the moons of Jupiter).Summary:Dr.Heywood Floyd was sitting in the space station Pasture when he saw Haley's comet and decided to actually land on the surface (by convincing T'sung Corporation that it would be good advertising). So off go Dr.Floyd, Dr.Chant, Clifford Greenberg and the Universe's crew to haley's comet.Dr.Rolf van der Berg was called to his office at 5:00 in the morning to find that on Europa There was a new mountain three times the size of Everest...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Three Strike Laws

- Three Strike Laws Mandatory minimums and three strike laws, are they really the answer to the crime problem America has faced for years. Many would say yes, including me, as long as it is for a violent crime such as murder, rape or arson; some feel that even theft, drug trafficking or possession, and burglary are all worthy of the 25-to-life sentence that can be carried under the mandatory minimums for three strike laws. A three-strike law is a law that states that you will be sentenced to 25years to life for three violations and convictions of a law....   [tags: Law Laws Argumentative Persuasive papers]

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The Lingering Effects of Three Mile Island

- The Lingering Effects of Three Mile Island The Three Mile Island accident took place in Middletown, Pennsylvania, on March 28, 1979. During this accident even though there was no meltdown, there was some radioactive gas that was let out into the air. As a result more than 50,000 people were evacuated from their homes (Levine 60-3). The Three Mile Island incident had a major impact on public opinion, the construction of nuclear plants, and the future of nuclear power. Three Mile Island was a three month old nuclear power plant located in southeast Pennsylvania....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Setting and Atmosphere in Three Victorian stories.

- Setting and Atmosphere in Three Victorian stories. ‘The Man With The Twisted Lip’ is about a detective who is investigating a mysterious disappearance. ‘The Red Room’ is about a young man who is going to stay at castle in a room that is said to be haunted. ‘The Signalman’ is about a man who meets a signalman who is seeing things and the man thinks that he is insane. All three of the stories are different mystery stories, they all try to keep the reader gripped and in suspense from the beginning till the end....   [tags: Papers]

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Nuclear Crisis at Three Mile Island

- Nuclear Crisis at Three Mile Island Abstract In March of 1979, just ten miles south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Nuclear Power Plant at Three Mile Island Unit 2 came close to nuclear melt down. Despite standards set by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the plant ran for several years prior to the accident under poor conditions. Communication certainly played a role in this near tragedy, as two engineers had foreseen the consequences, but their advice went unheeded. Although most of the economic and social impacts of this incident were minimal, this unpleasant event ended the nuclear power industry in America....   [tags: Nuclear Meltdown]

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Nuclear Tragedy on Three Mile Island

- Nuclear Tragedy on Three Mile Island The Three Mile Island accident can be attributed to both human error and mechanical failure. This story begins on March 28, 1979 at about four o'clock in the morning. Every thing seemed to be running efficiently down at the nuclear power plant in Three Mile Island. Little did anyone know the catastrophe that was about to occur. The problem started in the secondary loop. There was a slight malfunction, which caused the pumps to shut down automatically. The alarms sounded immediately within the control room....   [tags: History Nuclear Essays]

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Saki'’s The Interlopers, Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, and Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

- A Light at the End of the Tunnel The three powerful stories including Saki’s “The Interlopers”, Erich Maria Remarque’s, All Quiet on the Western Front, and John Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men, portray the impact that friendship and companionship, or the absence of it, can have. Hector Hugh Munro, better known as Saki, was born in Burma while it was under the control of the British Empire. Near the beginning of World War I, Munro was enlisted into the 2nd King Edward’s Horse as a trooper at the age of 43....   [tags: three powerful stories]

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Successful and Unsuccessful Compromises in the United States between 1174 and 1877

- Throughout the years of 1774 to 1877 the United States had many successful and unsuccessful compromises. An example of successful economic compromise is the Three-Fifths Compromise, political is the Constitution of The United States of America; and an example of social is the Dred Scott trial. Economy in the 1700’s was crucial to success. A lot of people in this time period depended on slave work for their money. When it came to taxes the North and the South both had to pay the taxes of the slaves....   [tags: Three Fifths compromise, the Constitution]

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East Asia Region

- East Asia is a region located in the Northeastern hemisphere of the world. It consists of the countries: China (population 1,338,100,000), Japan (127,400,000), North Korea (22,800,000), South Korea (48,900,000), Mongolia (2,800,000), Taiwan (23,200,000), China, Hong Kong SAR (7,000,000), China, Macau SAR (500,000) and China, Tibet (2,620,000). Its major cities are Beijing (China) Tokyo (Japan) Pyongyang (North Korea) Seoul (South Korea) Taipei (Taiwan) Shanghai (China) Kunming (China) Lhasa (China) and Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)....   [tags: The Great Wall of China, Three Gorges Dam]

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The Influence of the Three Strikes Laws

- The Three Strikes laws is a law that was first employed in the 1990’s and was established due to the public's dissatisfaction with other laws that were not reducing crime. In 2012 legislators finally realized that the Three Strikes law was not doing what it was intended to do and revised it to impose life sentences to the most violently dangerous criminals. The law allows for a person to be sentenced to prison for 25 years to life after their third strike. Prior to 2012 all crimes committed by criminals were considered under the three strikes....   [tags: Crime Reduction, Incarceration Increase]

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The Three Plots of The Merchant of Venice

- Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is a simple story line with three distinct plot lines incorporated into each other intricately. These three plot lines are the bond plot, the casket plot, and the ring plot, each equally vital to the meaning and conclusion of the play. In this essay, I will discuss the roles of the characters in the plot, the symbols, images, and rhetorical figures central to each plot, and finally how the events of the three plots are intertwined. The first sign that the three plot lines are intertwined is that the characters involved in each plot overlap....   [tags: Shakespeare play analysis]

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Modification of the Three Strikes Rule

- In the early nineteen-seventies, the state of California reported a radical increase in crime rates compared to the rest of the nation. In order to make California a crime free state, it began moving away from sentences that emphasized rehabilitation of criminals and started focusing more on retribution and prevention. This legislative movement was to extend jail sentence for certain crimes and transform felony sentences from undetermined to determined imprisonment terms. During the nineteen-eighties, the legislature continued to increase jail terms for felonious offenses, but crime and homicides were on the rise in California, despite the dynamic changes and continued to rise until ninetee...   [tags: Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation]

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Human-Centric Computing in Three Dimensions

- Human-Centric Computing in Three Dimensions The object of any project designated as “human-centric” is to make computers more accessible to humans, and not to make humans more accessible to computers. It seems that in the twentieth century computers have developed and become slightly easier to use, but no more accessible than they were when they were first invented. This has become a problem, since using a computer is nothing more than using a few mechanisms that are not naturally used by humans, such as a keyboard, mouse, and monitor....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Three Main Soures Of Energy

- ... Solar energy is not universal because different areas of the world get different amounts of sunlight. Solar energy may not offer the best solution: there distractions, they have high environmental costs and they have a large outlay of cash. There can be contamination from radio activation saved used to make solar panels. (Hinder 1-4) Installation is expensive being $80,000 for a three bedroom after the federal rebate. The angle of the roof, percentage of sunlight and the area of the country all play a part in the effect of how much it will cost to install....   [tags: wind, solar, fracking energy]

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