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The Tombstone

- It is early morning and he walks alone. The iron gates, crusted with rust, clang in his wake. Fog washes over the tombstones in waves. His feet crunch upon the ground. The fog obscures his vision, but he could walk here blindfolded. This journey to the cemetery has become a routine, anticipated but not enjoyed. The call of a loon sails through the milky air; the sound ripples along his spine. He walks onward, head forced down, eyes riveted to the ground. When he finds himself before the tombstone, something is different....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Tombstone

- The dictionary.com definition of a museum is "a building or place where works of art, scientific specimens, or other objects of permanent value are kept and displayed." What better place to find an object of permanent value than a cemetery. I searched through four museums and could not find anything that peaked my interest into my study of humanities until at last it hit me, a cemetery I had passed countless times as a child that I had never truly thought of at all. At the corner of Cypresswood and I-45 I began to sift into a cemetery that I had no true interest in, or so I thought....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Tombstone AZ

- Tombstone AZ "Tombstone has had its share of troublesome people and its high rollers such as the famous Dick Clark. Dick Clark was a trick card man, having an ace up his sleeve or dropping an extra card on the ground for the fun of taking the pot. In 1881 Dick Clark, whose real name was Richard, had run his own saloon in Tombstone. The name of Clacks saloon was 'The Alhambra', with people not being to very good of friends with Clark he had few equals. Clark's saloon was most likely one of the best gambling establishments....   [tags: essays papers]

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Stonecutting Lead to Success for John Baskerville

- John Baskerville, an English businessman, was born in Wolverley, Worcestershire on January 28, 1706. When he was growing up, he had admired the concept of letters being created. With his passion for letters, in 1723, he became a skilled stonecutter for tombstones, and a writing teacher. By 1726, he moved to Birmingham, England, and became a master writing teacher. In 1737, he opened a school in the Bull Ring, Birmingham. Baskerville was brilliant in picking the Bull Ring as the location because it is Birmingham’s historic market centre, which brought its reputation as “The City of a Thousand Trades.” This helped him continue teaching bookkeeping and continue his work as a stonecutter, and l...   [tags: tombstone, japanned ware, stationery]

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California Missions – Monuments or Tombstones?

- California Missions – Monuments or Tombstones. Most Californians are introduced to the California Mission system in one of two ways: in their early education, or when they first visit a mission. Unfortunately, both methods are prone to simplification or bias in conveying the history of the missions. What this has led to is Californians who are ignorant of the history of the land they walk on. Consequently, visitors to the missions treat them as mere tourist attractions, instead of trying to embrace and understand the complex issues the missions represent....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Role of the Community in Artistic Endeavour

- The Role of the Community in Artistic Endeavour Imagine a gravestone nearly a metre in height on a large base with incised geometric vine patterns. An elaborately carved collar with lotus motifs on a background pattern of a spider's web is found above this base. In the center of the stone, finely carved inscriptions of Sufi or Islamic mystic poems concerning death executed in Naskh calligraphic style are framed in decorative panels reminiscent of Persian illuminated manuscripts. The poem reads: "Listen....   [tags: Islamic Gravestones Tombstones Essays]

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Symbolism in 'The Scarlet Ibis'

- Disappointment occurs when people do not meet standards. In these situations, those must adapt, overcome, and always keep faith. Relationships between families require a bond that can never be broken. James Hurst writes a masterful realistic fiction short story called “The Scarlet Ibis.” Brother has an invalid brother renamed Doodle, who is always following Brother around. Doodle also has trouble during the various seasons. Brother tries to make Doodle normal but is too insistent with the process....   [tags: short story by James Hurst]

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The Film Noir Quality, Moody, And Dramatic Night Shots

- The film is beautifully shot in black and white, using Ford’s trademark of great depth of field that visually displays the stunning geography, combined with chiaroscuro lighting by cinematographer Joseph MacDonald and edited by Dorothy Spencer. The film has a wonderful film noir quality, moody, and dramatic night shots. By dawn, the camera captures the magnificent desert landscape that seems tailored made for Ford’s romantic action western film. Enhanced by the musical direction by Alfred Newman and music score by Cyril Mockridge and (uncredited) David Buttolph blends well into each scene....   [tags: John Ford, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday]

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The First Monotheistic Religion Is Judaism

- The first monotheistic religion is Judaism. Judaism was founded over three thousand years ago in the Middle East. The religion’s fundamental text is called the Torah and it is Judaism itself is considered to be the expression of a covenantal relationship that God established with the Children of Israel. Jewish laws has 613 Commandments which prohibit any actions that can cause any harm or damage to a person’s life or that may hasten death. However, the law does permit one to cease the artificial prolonging of a person’s life in the circumstances that the patient is suffering....   [tags: Judaism, Halakha, Death, Bereavement in Judaism]

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Biography of Wyatt Earp

- Biography of Wyatt Earp Wyatt Earp, born Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp, was born on March 19, 1848 in Manmouth, Illinois to Nicholas and Virginia Earp. When Wyatt was two, his parents moved him across the Mississippi River to Pella, Iowa. He was considered a great western lawman. His first experience as a lawman was as a constable of Lamar, Missouri for four months in the year 1870. In April, 1875, he was appointed to the Wichita Kansas police force only to be released from that job on April 2, 1876 for insubordination....   [tags: Papers]

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Doc Holliday: Wyat Earp's Ally

- “Blaize away. You’re a daisy if you have (Roberts, Doc Holliday, the Earp’s Strangest Ally). This is just one of Doc Holliday’s famous lines. Doc had a very interesting life, from the time of his dentistry career, to his gambling days with the Earp brothers. He will continue to be a legendary character for helping make the West livable. Doc Holliday wasn’t just a dentist; he was a gun-slinging gambler who helped the Earps tame the Wild West (SV;SV). Doc had a tough life. He had a disease known as tuberculosis, which affects the respiratory system....   [tags: dentist & gun-slinging gambler]

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The Tragedy Of The Movie ' Great Gatsby ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Whatever Chris expected to see after following the connection, the tread of pain and magical protection, the scene before him isn 't it. A disgusting, white man – and Chris doesn 't mean Caucasian, he means friggin ' snow white , like the color of those creepy blind fish that live in caves – is laughing as he chases a kid, a stick (wand) in his hand. Green light blares and flashes as spell after spell careens through the air, mostly hitting...graves. Chris is standing in a graveyard. Great. Cause nothing bad ever happens in places like these....   [tags: Magic, Ceremonial magic, Paige Matthews]

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The History of Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp

- ... Later on he was hired to grade the railroads for Union Pacific. During his free time he would box and he also became an adapt gambler. Wyatt Earp then moved back to Missouri. His father resigned as constable of the township in Lamar, Missouri, Earp replaced him. By 1870 he'd married Urilla Sutherland, the daughter of the local hotel owner, built a house in town and was an expecting father. But then, everything changed as she got sick with typhus and died along with their unborn child. Devastated by her death the Earp brothers moved to Tombstone, Arizona to get silver but they did not get any so the Earp brothers had to go back into law....   [tags: union, farm, gun, shooting]

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The History and Heritage of Society

- ... Having a full understanding of these dangers may assist those working in the CRM field avoid problems associated with dissonant heritage. Nevertheless, for this paper, I am concerned with the postmodernist or post-processualist backgrounds in archaeological heritage theory. More specifically the evaluation of historicity or historical authenticity and the commodification of the past as a high order consumer good all of which are byproducts or passive results of modernist production, and are increasingly central and active elements and in whatever new system is emerging....   [tags: inherit, resources, power, knowledge]

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Twisting Tale of Realistic Fiction

- Be very careful what you wish for because things are never as they seem, especially in the realistic fiction short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst. In the story the narrator is longing for a brother; but he is not expecting to get one quite like Doodle; and from the start he plans to help and hurt him. Brother is trying to help Doodle by teaching him to do things normal children can do, but hurts him because his pride and embarrassment and Doodle’s incapability get in the way. In this dramatic realistic fiction “Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, I realize Brother tries to help Doodle only to save himself from humiliation....   [tags: The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst]

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Quotes From ' The Great Gatsby '

- Quotes: Commentary: STAGE ONE 1. “As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either of them..., my first fancies regarding what they were like, were unreasonably derived from their tombstones. The shape of the letters… From the character and turn of the inscription…” (1). Pip is a little boy. He still lets his imagination run wild. I’m not sure how he managed to picture his parents with the face of the tombstone, but 2. “A fearful man, all in coarse grey, with a great iron on his leg....   [tags: Great Expectations, Miss Havisham]

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Religious Customs

- The Merriam Webster definition of a museum is “an institution devoted to the procurement, care, study, and display of objects of lasting interest or value; also: a place where objects are exhibited." To find an artifact, the first thing I thought of was going to a museum because it seemed the most obvious place to find a piece of history. As I searched through four museums and hallowed in the artifacts set aside there, I found nothing that peaked my personal interest of the study of humanities. Alas, it hit me; a cemetery would be perfect for my interest in customs of my personal religious beliefs....   [tags: Religion]

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The Terminal Tale of Today Will Be A Quiet Day

- The Terminal Tale of Today Will Be A Quiet Day        After reading "Today Will Be A Quiet Day" by Amy Hemple, I had an eerie feeling that something bad was going on behind the scenes. I feel that the father has a terminal disease and he wants to happily live out the last few days of his life. I think that there is conclusive evidence that "Today Will Be A Quiet Day" is not a happy story, but in fact a sad one. First of all, death plays a huge role in this story. Death is brought up so many times in this story one can only conclude that there is some kind of foreshadowing going on....   [tags: Today Will Be a Quiet Day Essays]

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Biography of Wyatt Earp

- Wyatt Earp was born in Monmouth, Illinois Monday, March 19, 1848 and died Friday January 13, 1929 in Los Angeles, California of the flu. Wyatt Earp is mostly famous for his gun fight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona 1881. But, there are more interesting facts about his life and you will hear them today. In 1876 Wyatt Earp was hired as an assistant Marshall in Dodge City, Kansas, one of the worst places in America at the time. In Dodge City daylight muggings and nighttime shootings were an everyday thing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Walking Around Woodland Cemetery '

- Walking around Woodland cemetery I was searching for a small intricate detail on one of the tombstones. I was so engrossed in finding a piece of art on a tombstone I wasn’t stopping to appreciate each gravesite. I was running up and down the lines of graves seeking for a belief to “jump out at me”. It took me a while to realize I had to slow down and respect each person buried beneath my feet. I questioned each grave, what was the story behind this person. I didn’t realize how stressed my mind was, on trying to find the “belief”....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Love, Cemetery]

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The ' Harry Potter ' Series Based On Many Christian Themes And Ideology

- Although it may not be obvious to many people who enjoy the works of J.K. Rowling, the “Harry Potter” series is actually a series based on many Christian themes and ideology. Beyond the blantant chaacter similarities, J.K. Rowling also uses scripture straight from biblical texts and in her dipiction of death mirror Chrisitan beliefs and the author herself has admitted to basing thing throughout her story on her faith and Christianity. Quoted in an article in The Telegraph, "To me, the religious parallels have always been obvious," Rowling said....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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The Slave Ship Always Comes Back Around in Morrison´s Beloved

- ... Sethe has a choice of either giving her kids up or killing them, this shows Sethe’s love is not only limitless but paradoxical, if you truly love someone you would not hurt it let alone kill, but if you love someone you would not put them into obvious danger. Denver lucky enough to escape the life of slavery lives a lonesome life because of it. “ She was so happy she didn’t even know she was being avoided by her classmates.”(101) As a young girl Denver is charismatic to learn like her father , this kept Denver’s attention away from her being avoided....   [tags: slavery, sethe, denver, support, community]

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The United States – Mexican Border: The Beginning

- During the 1800’s the United States Border region began to rapidly grow and with new land and resources to exploit, men like William Cornell Greene and immigrants such as the Chinese arrived and took advantage of the people, the land and the resources. Like similar businesspersons William Cornell Greene, a Tombstone rancher, began to explore the money making potential that Mexico had to offer. With the financial help of local elites Greene became a junior partner in ranching. (Truett, 84) It was when Dona Elena, Governor Pesqueira’s widow, put her family mines on the market in the 1890’s that Greene and several elites were able to combine their resources and found the Cananea Copper Compan...   [tags: American History, Immigration]

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The 's Editorial Cartoon On H1n1

- Luckovich’s editorial cartoon on H1N1 was published in October of 2009 and the cartoon is in Luckovich’s classic scribble sketch style. His cartoon alludes to H1N1 and the vaccine scares that caused avoidable sickness and death. Luckovich was in favor of vaccinations and he shows in his editorial why they are important. He directed his editorial cartoon specifically towards parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids due to rumors or lifestyle choices. His cartoon’s overall point is if you don’t vaccinate your children they will get sick and die from a preventable disease....   [tags: Influenza, Influenza vaccine, Vaccine]

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Elegy: Three Messages about Death

- “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” by Tomas Gray begins in the evening time; it’s not quite night time yet. He tells how he goes out day after day to the churchyard to find inspiration to write his poems. He sits and ponders on who these people were and noticed they were all probably poor. In an indirect way he refers to them as nobody’s. Then he wonders what someone would put on his tombstone after he has passed away. He begins to tell us what he would expect his tombstone to say and presents to us three messages about death....   [tags: Renaissance, plague, Tomas Gray, England]

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The Minister 's Black Veil

- “The Minister’s Black Veil” is a Romanticism short story written by Nathanial Hawthorne, and it is a story about well-respected and loving parson starts to wear a black veil, and he spends his long life isolated by his parishioners and fiancé. This is a short story classifies to Romanticism category which includes the characteristics of valuing feelings, believing supernatural and appreciating individual rights. Nathaniel Hawthorne used the writing of Romanticism in describing the life of Puritans....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Romanticism, Short story]

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A Prayer For Owen Meany

- A Prayer for Owen Meany, a novel by John Irving, is a touching and morbid novel riddled with death and uncertainty. It’s overall story, however, about two young boys growing up in the 1950’s, is a story where relationships are tested and also strengthened because of a peculiar child, Owen Meany. Even after the death of Owen Meany himself, the relationship between the two is as strong as ever because after death Owen continues to protect Johnny and let him know he’s not going to leave him. While alive Owen protected Johnny by making it so he could not get drafted into the Vietnam War by cutting off his index finger, effectively making it so the he cannot shoot a gun....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam, Richard Nixon]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- In light of recent tragic events, gun control is once again an important topic of conversation. Both left and right wing individuals attempt to sway society towards their sides of the argument. These debates almost always follow the occurrence of a major attack on innocent persons. The questions are always the same. How did the individual obtain a firearm. What measurements are in place to keep this from happening again. Why does the average person need to own an “assault rifle’’. Why don’t we just ban everyone in the country from owning guns....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Handgun, Rifle]

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Ancient Egyptian Daily Life And After Life

- In the Albany Institute of History and Art there is a gallery that is focused only on Ancient Egypt artwork. The different pieces of artwork throughout the gallery include a highlight of ancient Egyptian daily life and after life. The artworks that are included in this gallery, range from, the colors and materials in jewelry, food and drink, gods and goddesses, everyday objects to preparing for the afterlife. However, one piece of artwork stood out in the entire gallery. The Stela fragment of Mut and Amun is located in the Albany Institute of History and Art in their Ancient Egypt gallery....   [tags: Ancient Egypt, Egypt, Thebes, Egypt]

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Hamlet, By William Shakespeare

- Shakespeare uses tragedy plays that delight the audience by displaying the characters’ flaws that bring them to their destruction. This is very accurately presented in one of his plays Hamlet where William Shakespeare uses the characters: Hamlet, Ophelia, and Claudius to show how they become the victim of their own flaws. Hamlet becomes a victim to his own inability to take actions against King Claudius.While, Ophelia becomes a victim of her emotions and dependency on other characters and King Claudius becomes a victim of his greed to achieve more power....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude, Emotion]

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The Gunfight at the OK Corral

- The Gunfight at the OK Corral Hollywood has an unquestionable tendency to dramatize events to make them more appealing to the audience. This happens to be the case in The Gunfight at the OK Corral. Although Hollywood documented the events leading up to, and the actual gunfight relatively accurate, they failed to include some small incidents and confrontations that may have very well contributed to the outcome in Tombstone. The film begins in Fort Griffin, Texas with "Doc" Holliday in trouble after he killed a man in a saloon....   [tags: Papers]

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Beach Burial

- Beach Burial Beach Burial says only that men die and are buried. Is this a fair evaluation of the poem. Beach Burial is a poem which deals with many issues, not only about men dying and being buried. This is by no means a fair evaluation of the poem. The poem in actual fact deals with the problems in war, and it encases a hidden meaning, which is equality. This poem dwells heavily on the problems in war. It describes how high the death toll is for both sides. Slessor uses “convoys of dead sailors” to show that all these dead body’s are very much alike, with their movements and feelings being the same....   [tags: English Literature]

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Impressions Gained of Pip's Character from Great Expectations

- Impressions Gained of Pip's Character from Great Expectations 'Pip' is very much a child in the the first chapter. However, it is Pip narrating it as an adult ( retrospective narrator). You know he is a child by his 'childish' thoughts and his rather odd imagination. He manages to come up with the 'childish conclusion' that his father is a 'square, stout, dark man, with curly hair' just by looking at his fathers tombstone. Also, that his mother was 'freckled and sickly'. It is quite bizarre that Pip has managed to conjour up that idea from a tombstone....   [tags: Great Expectations Charles Dickens Essays]

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Cemetery

- Cemetery is the last peaceful place for our restless souls. It is the place of our final end. It is not just a place of tombstone and grave, it is the burial ground of our love ones. When I visited the cemetery for the first time. The first thing I noticed was the tombstones and the graves. Some graves had flower on them. Few trees were scattered throw out the land. I heard the wind as it passes through the tombstones and made hissing sound. I felt quietness and peacefulness in this confined area, which was fortified by invisible fences....   [tags: Life and Death]

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How Does Dickens Create Sympathy for Pip at the Beginning of the Novel?

- ‘Great Expectations’ is a highly acclaimed novel written by Charles Dickens first published in 1861, which follows the journey of a young boy commonly known as Pip (his Christian name being Phillip Pirrip) who is born into a middle-class family but goes on to receive riches from a mysterious benefactor in order to pursue his childhood dream in becoming a gentleman. The story is written in first person with Charles Dickens writing back about the experiences of Pip. Although it isn’t his autobiography the events in the book do, in many ways, mirror the events of his childhood....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal By William Wordsworth

- William Wordsworth was an English poet from the late 1700s to his death in 1850 whose main concentration were love poems. He was known for his pieces The Prelude and The Lucy Poems which were popular in the United Kingdom and brought up themes such as love, nature, beauty, and death. These themes were prominent throughout his work, and the idea of death was one that was used in his poem A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal written in 1798. The poem is eight lines that are broken up into two stanzas with four lines in each that follows an ABAB rhythm scheme (seal and feel in lines 1 and 3, fears years in 2 and 4, force and course in 5 and 7, and sees and trees in lines 6 and 8)....   [tags: Poetry, William Wordsworth]

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Symbolic References in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

- On most occasions, an object can be more clearly explained to the reader if the writer uses a symbol to represent it. In politics, flags, banners, acronyms, and pictures can be used as a symbol. For example, the United States flag contains fifty stars, each star representing a state. It also contains thirteen horizontal stripes. These stripes signify the thirteen colonies. Symbols are also used in math operations, shapes, and sets of numbers. For instance, in the equation 20+10=30, the + symbol is used for addition, and the = symbol is used to show the answer for the equation....   [tags: Novel, Symbolism, English]

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The Dark Avengers

- Heroes come in all shapes and sizes; tall, dark, handsome, ugly, astute, or mentally handicapped, and Shane is no exception. He rode into their lives with temperance and vigor, and left a legacy behind. How does one deal with a shady business man who is hell bent on wanted and willful destruction of freedom. Brute force has always been the heroes approach. Shane rode into a small town in Wyoming and met a family, who with all their respect needed a hero. Both of the stories that I will tell, including Shane’s and the story of Tombstone had their similarities, and also had their differences....   [tags: Literary Review ]

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Funeral - Personal Narrative

- Funeral - Personal Narrative I gaze around. I see one family, brought together, to mourn for one of our own. Countless numbers of dark figures stand on parade, speaking in unison to pay our respects to one whom we adore. The sadness corrupts my inner soul and my heart bleeds a river inside. Nothing could change the wretchedness I feel. We leave, what seems to me, not a holy church, but more of a devil's palace. But the worst is yet to come. Still shedding tears I climb into the hearse, my eyes fixed upon the noble man in the back, in the vain hope that there would be life in him once again....   [tags: Papers]

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The Greatest Founding Father - Thomas Jefferson

- The American Revolution, perhaps the most momentous war-related milestone in American history, would not have been possible without the strenuous efforts of the courageous men we call Patriots or otherwise known as the Founding Fathers of America, who gave their all in the fight for freedom against the British. Many names of great men come to mind when we think “founding fathers,” such as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, or Samuel Adams. Yet there is still one great patriot and founding father who seems to stand out above the rest, and that man is Thomas Jefferson....   [tags: Biography]

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The Moving of the Lim Family Documentary

- ... It starts off with the usual ritual; placing of food offerings, pouring out wine into red cups and burning of incense and hell notes. Family members take turns paying their respect to Teck Huat and Xu Hui, wishing that they are having good afterlives, asking for their blessings and perhaps, even asking for their forgiveness for what they are going to do later in the day. The Sun hangs high over their heads when the ritual is over and the dreaded first shovel strikes the soils. This year, they are going to exhume the graves of their parents to make space for national development of Singapore....   [tags: singapore, traditions, exhumations]

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Violence in Video Games

- Video games have greatly changed since their first appearance in the early 70s with games like Pong and Asteroid. From involving mainly just shapes, video games have evolved into whole worlds of their own that sometimes look extremely realistic. This has made the ever increasing violence in games look more and more graphic as games continue to look better. Today while most violent games have ratings put on them that prohibit them for kids, children still manage to get their hands on them. These violent video games, that children shouldn’t be playing, must have an effect on them....   [tags: children, negative behaviour, graphic violence]

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Museum of Contemporary Act

- In my first ever visit to the MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, was an interesting one. My summer job this past summer was working on Case Western Reserve Campus of 115th and Euclid. Every day I would take the RTA Healthline to work and sometime would dine at the restaurants around the MOCA museum. So every day I would walk pass the museum and not knowing what that unique building was. I went online to search for the museum address and when I saw the Google street view of the building, I was surprised to discover what that magnificent looking building truly was....   [tags: MOCA, Art Analysis, Art Museum]

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Ancient Roman Catacombs

- Ancient Romans used multifarious methods of consecrating the dead; however, the most common method was burial in catacombs. In ancient Rome, a majority of the dead were buried in catacombs, which is a compilation of burial sites with several underground passageways and side recesses for tombs (Safra and Aguilor-Cauz, 943). The catacomb in which one was buried was determined by if the deceased was of Christian, Jewish, or Pagan culture. Initially, the Christian Catacombs of San Sebastiano were found in the Via Appia, in Rome....   [tags: multifarious methods of consecrating the dead]

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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations

- Through the first pages of Charles Dickens novel “Great Expectations” it is effective in showing a life history of the main character Pip and presenting him to the responder. Dickens goal is to play upon the responders emotions and he achieves this through strong emotions and beliefs and the use of social comment. The first pages of “Great Expectations” is a simple clear cut description of the working class and young children during the 18th and 19th centuries. Dickens begins to present the life of Philip ‘Pip’ Pirrip who is part of this working class genre....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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Peace and Calm in Today Will Be A Quiet Day

- Peace and Calm in Today Will Be A Quiet Day      It seems that everyone thinks that all disaster has struck in Amy Hempel’s "Today Will Be A Quiet Day." I disagree. I think that everything might seem to be going bad, but when the day is over the children’s father realizes that everything is absolutely fine. The situations in the beginning of the story lead you to believe that the story will be depressing. But throughout the story I pick up little hints that this day was exactly what everybody needed: to get away from everything....   [tags: Today Will Be a Quiet Day Essays]

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Analysis of Language, Imagery, and Diction of Dickinson’s Poetry

- Language, Imagery, and Diction in Emily Dickinson's Because I could not stop for Death, A narrow Fellow in the Grass, and I felt a Funeral in my Brain    All good poets use the basic literary techniques of figurative language, imagery, and diction in their poems.  However, only great poets use these techniques to transmit an experience to the reader; Emily Dickinson was one these poets.  She used these techniques to bring the reader a new perception of life, and to widen and sharpen the readers’ experiences....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Outside the Law: Women Criminals in Arizona History

- Outside the Law: Women Criminals in Arizona History Throughout history, men and women have often been stereotyped into specific roles. Men have frequently been characterized as being more forceful and violent than their female counterparts. Men have also often been portrayed as adventurous pioneers while women were considered to be more frail and delicate. Nowhere has this stereotype been more prevalent than in Arizona history. In the years before statehood, Arizona's reputation as part of the "Wild West" was legendary....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Sexuality and the Grotesque in Toni Morrison's Beloved

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Free Essay on Symbols and Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter - The Symbolic Letter

- The Highly Symbolic Scarlet Letter Hyatt Waggoner, a noted Hawthorne scholar, says, "The Scarlet Letter is Hawthorne's most widely read and admired novel and is also the one that has inspired the most inconclusive debate . . ." (Waggoner 118). Much of the trouble in interpreting The Scarlet Letter stems from the fact that the story is highly symbolic. The Scarlet Letter opens with the stark image of the throng of people surrounding the prison door. Hawthorne creates a mood by using the, "sadcolored," garment and, "gray, steeplecrowned hats," to give the reader a feeling a gloom and sadness....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Nathan Hawthorne

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Comparing and Contrasting Jenkins' Poem "He Loved Light, Freedom and Animals" and Bush's Poem "Pneumoconiosis"

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Karl Marx And The Social Forces Impacted His Views And Understanding Of The World

- A person’s location can influence what they see, how they see it, and therefore what they know. Knowledge of the world is subjective and particular in nature. Sociological variables including class, status, ethnicity, gender, religion, region, and education can impact their views and understanding of the world. According to Karl Marx, a renowned theorist, a major consequence of Capitalism was poverty due to inequality or uneven division of wealth and income. His personal location will result in one of two conclusions based on how the social forces impacted him....   [tags: Karl Marx, Marxism, Friedrich Engels, Communism]

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The On The Foley Council 's Agenda Again Was The Temperance By Law

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Literary Analysis of Israel Horovitz´s The Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley

- ... Scrooge denies and asks if the prisons and workhouses are full, and refuses to give anything. Later on Christmas Eve, three spirits sent by Marley attempt to change Scrooge’s ways. The first ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Past, shows him how miserable he was as a child and how he became a grumpy old man. The reason he is the way his is today is his lost love left him for him loving money more than lovingnher. “Another Idol has displaced me. A golden one,” (689) she says to him. Finally, she releases him and goes to find another man as she says, “May you be happy in the life that you chosen for yourself ....   [tags: ghosts, guilt, characters, journey]

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The Gift of Evil in The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Wearing the letter “A” on her garments meaning Adultery as another punishment. The community shunned Hester and Pearl looking at them as satans work. Hester believes that she should remain in Boston since that were her crime of adultery was committed making it as a reminder to herself what shes have done. Also staying to protect Dimmesdale from Chillingworth. Reverend Dimmesdale was the puritan minister in Boston. Dimmesdale's sin was committing adultery with Hester creating a child named Pearl....   [tags: sins, humiliation, adultery]

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Symbolic Elements in Desiree’s Baby by Chopin and Sweat by Hurston

- I choose symbolism for the stories Desiree’s Baby and Sweat. For Desirees’ Baby , I choose the stone pillar, Armand’s bonfire, the yellow nurse, and L’ Abri. The stone pillar symbolizes Desiree’s unknown past and future; Armand’s bonfire symbolizes Armand’s act of erasing everything of Desiree and their baby; the yellow nurse symbolizes the color of the mixed baby; and finally L’Abri, symbolizes the secrecy of the plantation and of Armand’s past. The symbols I choose for Sweat are white clothes, the snake, the whip and slavery....   [tags: pillar, bonfire, slavery]

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Analysis Of The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien

- Analysis of The Things They Carried by Tim O 'Brien In the book “The Things They Carried”, O’Brien uses symbolism, to convey depth and meaning into this story about the Vietnam War. The narrator lists things that the soldiers carry with them, both tangible and intangible. O’Brien’s purpose for storytelling is to show contrast and explain how the soldiers have gotten to where they are now. These objects will be further explained later in the book to help establish the story line. The personality of each character becomes a clear image, and in doing so the characters become more defined....   [tags: Army, Vietnam War, Symbolism, Soldier]

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Damned by Destined Death and Fueled by Fear of Failure

- John Keats, one of the greatest English poets of the Romantic period, writes the Shakespearian sonnet, “When I Have Fears” fueled by his fear of failure to achieve love and fame within his self-predicted short lifespan. The majority of Keats’s odes, letters, and poems focus on the theme of death and Keats’s concern of dying before fulfilling his promise, however, “When I Have Fears” paints a more complex, personal, direct and introspective portrait of Keats’ anxiety (Brotter) . The reader should be aware that Keats suffered tragedy after tragedy as he watched his family disappear, some from battling tuberculosis and others for varied causes....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Silent Screams: Cases of Domestic Violence in The United States

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An Analysis of Symbolism and Irony in Three Short Stories

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Analysis Of Nathaniel Hawthorne 's ' Young Goodman Brown '

- Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, Young Goodman Brown, illustrates the extensive impact and lifelong results that a supposed dream had on the main character. In this dream, Young Goodman Brown essentially meets the devil in the forest and plans to take communion with him at his evil ceremony. However, along his journey, Brown meets religious leaders from his community and the devil states that in previous years, he had met with Brown’s forefathers as well. Though Brown is surprised to hear this, he is most taken aback when he later sees his wife, Faith, at the same ceremony with the devil because she was the most important and noteworthy Christian in his life....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The World Of The Dark But Brilliant Art Of Writing

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Analysis Of Claude Monet 's The Coalmen ( Fig )

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The Declaration Of Independence And Arranger Of The Louisiana Purchase

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Suspenseful Plot in Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White

- The nineteenth century mystery novel The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins excites the reader with detailed descriptions and a suspenseful plot. The testimony of multiple characters reveals the story of Laura Fairlie’s arranged marriage to Sir Percival Glyde. Percival’s friend, Count Fosco, is at his side, and Marian Halcombe, Laura’s half-sister, is at her side. Walter Hartright, a watercolor artist, finds himself residing with Laura temporarily as he is hired to teach her his art. The two soon fall in love, changing Laura’s plans to marry Percival....   [tags: the woman in white]

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The Association of Maternal Bonds and Identity in "Beloved"

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Use of Symbols in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

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Controversial American Literature, J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye

- ... Teenagers in the era the book was written semi-followed in the footsteps of their parents, but started to become more independent. They were encouraged to attend college by putting the idea of marriage over education in the trash. Although they were given some new life achievements in this new era, teenagers were still constantly being put between a situation, basically living an “in between” life. Holden lives between adolescence and adulthood. His red hunting cap is symbolic of his identity - something most teenages struggle to find....   [tags: depression, teenager, hero]

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The Moses of her People: Who is Harriet Tubman?

- ... THE MOSES OF HER PEOPLE 3 So after seeing her brothers back safely, she soon set off for freedom (Bio, 2014). Tubman made use of the network known as the Underground Railroad to travel nearly 90 miles to Philadelphia (Bio, 2014). She felt victorious and free. Instead of feeling all this glory for herself, she then decided to return to Maryland to save the rest of her family and many others (Bio, 2014). In all she is believed to have conducted approximately 300 persons to freedom in the North (New York History Net, 2006-2014)....   [tags: slavery, cruel slave masters, scape]

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Analysis Of Hawthorne 's ' Young Goodman Brown '

- Hawthorne’s Ancestral Influence The story, “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, appears, on the surface, to be a story about a man who struggles inside himself between good and evil. However, as one analyzes the story deeper, a reader will find it is indeed ambiguous. There have been many interpretations all of which find something different hidden among the passages. Upon deeper analysis, I have discovered many similarities as well as differences with real historical events. Historical events are drawn from Hawthorne’s own Hathorne ancestors and their Puritan roots, The Salem Witch trials, and other evil deeds that are interwoven into the story....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown, Salem]

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Analysis Of The Novel ' Young Goodman Brown '

- Young Goodman Brown In the story, Young Goodman Brown, the character, Goodman Brown changes throughout the story. In the beginning he was a kind man, loving husband with nothing holding him down, not even the warnings of his wife, Faith. As he walked and talked with the Devil, he became more aware of what had happened in the past with his own family. When he saw the Devil talk with Goody Cloyse on the path in the woods, he figured out by the nature of their conversation that the Devil was more mischievous than he thought....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emotion]

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