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The Career of an Elvis Tribute Artist

- There are many Elvis Tribute Artists throughout the United States. A tribute artist is one of a group of unique people who have dedicated their lives to keeping Elvis’ memory alive. How it all got started, a boy went into Sun Records at the age of 19, to record a special song for his mother’s birthday present; the song was titled My Happiness. One year would pass by, before the owner of the studio would call him back. In 1954, music producer, Sam Phillips discovered the very young and energetic boy that we know as Elvis....   [tags: music]

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Dr. Mohler's Tribute to Nelson Mandela

- On Thursday the 5th of December, former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela passed away. My purpose today is not to write a tribute to this man as more capable men have already done this. The best one I have found so far is Dr. Mohler’s and you can read it here. As I write this I am watching the memorial service of this historical figure. Since his death I have read many articles and statuses spread across social media platforms. What has been most saddening is the reaction from certain quarters of Christianity....   [tags: Responsive Essay]

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Tribute To Shakespeare

- Tribute to Shakespeare Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet. He is generally considered the “greatest dramatist the world has ever known” and the “finest poet who has written in the English language” (World Book Encyclopedia). Shakespeare has also been the world's most popular author. No other writer's plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries. Many reasons can be given for Shakespeare's appeal. But his fame basically is on his understanding of human nature....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Tribute to a Special Person

- A Tribute to a Special Person In 1982, at the age of fifthteen Debb ie Martinez of the Bronx, found out she was pregnant and was forced to drop out of school and move in with her boyfriend. She had a baby girl she named Jasmine. With little education and no job, it wasn’t easy for her to raise her child. She stayed at home caring for her daughter while her boyfriend worked. Since it was his house she had little say about anything that happened. He did as he pleased and came home with money only when he wanted to....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Tribute to Matt Stone

- Tribute to Matt Stone Episode 201 - Not Without My Anus Icons provided by Christopher Pirillo at Just South of South Park AdvertFXApplet provided by Secret Sid South Park Announcer:     Since the last South Park you've waited four long weeks to find out who the father of Eric Cartman is. Now, finally, the shocking truth about Cartman's lineage will not be seen tonight so we can bring you the following special presentation.      [Honk] HBC Announcer:     Now, get ready for Canada's hottest action stars....   [tags: Comedy Scripts Comedians Essays]

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The Analytical View of a Nebraskan Opinion of A Wagner Matinee

- In the past there have been stories concocted from within the depths of writer’s minds, portraying what they know and what could be. However there seem to always be casualties by the sharp words that have been thrust into the world. “A Wagner Matinee” is no exception due to the reference of Nebraska and its occupants. The Nebraskans believed that Cather, the author, was intentionally insulting them, but Cather claimed that it was a tribute to the pioneer way of life. I would Argue that the story really is a tribute the pioneer way of life through three main ideas of the story: Aunt Georgiana’s sacrifice, how Clark live as a child, and Aunt Georgiana’s survival of the west....   [tags: pioneer, tribute, sacrifice, survivial]

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England's Rose: Elton John's Musical Tribute to Lady Diana Spenser

- In 1997, England was in mourning with the death of Diana Spenser due to a tragic auto accident. Elton John, rewrote his version of the song, “A Candle In The Wind”, originally scored in 1973, as a tribute to her memory. England as a whole was brought together by grief over her death. Diana was a renowned humanitarian who was a captivating figure to the world. John and Diana were very close friends and when he found out about her death he created a touching tribute to his fallen friend. The song itself sold over 11 million copies and was named top selling single of the century (RIAA)....   [tags: Music, British History]

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James McBride's The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

- Philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Whether individuals are silly or wise, studying incidents from their history provides them valuable lessons. By unrolling their memories, people can draw wisdom from prior errors and safeguard their futures. James McBride typifies this notion when he weaves his mother Ruth’s old times and his new world in his memoir The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother. Via James’s quest for his mother's heritage as a struggling biracial kid, McBride portrays the strength of Ruth who endures social and economic hardships raising twelve biracial children....   [tags: character/story analysis]

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Ahmad Al Shugairi Tribute

- In the world, there are many heroes who have their foot prints on the pages of history. Many people have their own definitions and characteristics of their own heroes, and so do I. For me, I think a hero is a great leader whose will and determination is to bring the nation to its core, and change it for the best. Hence I wanted to highlight an Arabian Saudi youth figure, who with his determination has achieved many things that made the Islamic Arabian nation proud of him. He is Ahmad Mazen Al Shugairi, was born in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) in 1973....   [tags: hero, actions]

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A Tribute to Forever: A Walk Down the Aisle of the Evolution of Marriage

- There are many ways in which one can describe and define marriage. There are legal, biblical and personal definitions, each with its own distinct basis for its definition, but which is the right one. The decision of which definition is the right one depends on where one lives and what one believes. Marriage has evolved throughout history. In today’s society there are many different types of unions that can be viewed as marriage. Today, when one thinks of marriage, they usually think of two people, deeply in love, who decide to bind their lives together through a legal process....   [tags: Sociology ]

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The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride

- Values are one of the most important traits handed down from parent to child. Parents often pass lessons on regardless of whether they intend to do so, subconsciously acting as the conductor of a current that flows through their children and into generations beyond. This is the case with Ruth, James McBride’s mother and the subject of his memoir The Color of Water: Despite her disgust with Tateh’s treatment of his children, Ruth carries his values into parenthood, whether or not she aims to do so....   [tags: story and charcter analysis]

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A Character Analysis of Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

- Traits Katniss Everdeen is very determined. If she wants to do something, she tries until she achieves it. This is proved when Katniss wins the Hunger Games after she is told that she should try to win, by Prim, her sister and throughout the games she remembers these words and kind of uses them as her guide. She is also very strong in mental and physical ways. Her worst character trait is that she lets kind people root into her, so if someone pretends to be kind she will let them root in which means she lets them know about her and becomes easygoing with them....   [tags: determined, tributes, survivor]

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The Tribune against Measure Q

- The Tribune against Measure Q The Tribune posted an editorial stating their opposition to Measure Q on Saturday, October 16th, 2004. It describes the debate over the measure “boiling down to one sentence: ‘It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to propagate, cultivate, raise, or grow genetically engineered organisms in San Luis Obispo County.” The Tribune claims that “Measure Q is a poorly written ordinance with unintended consequences of banning research on life-saving medicines.” It begins with an effective strategy of stating arguments of the proponents and responding to each, but continues with an unconvincing list of reasons to vote against Measure Q and a conclusion that wea...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Chicago Tribune Business Analysis

- Critical Issues · What business the newspaper should be in. · How should the newspaper position itself in the new media industry. · Should it continue provide news to readership or should it be e-commerce business with news being just one of its many products. · How to build a comprehensive one-stop shopping without substantial deviation from its mission of providing news content to the masses. · How to deal with increased competition from companies such as Yahoo, AOL, and Microsoft. · How to best serve its Chicago based readership in a complex environment where competitors were emerging from nontraditional sectors of the community....   [tags: Newspaper Business Analysis]

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Unequal Child Rearing By Annette Lareau Tributes The French Social Scientist Pierre Bourdieu

- Unequal Childhoods- Child Rearing In Unequal Childhood - Class, Race, and Family Life, Annette Lareau tributes the French social scientist Pierre Bourdieu when using his theory of the forms of capital as a fundamental argument on her study. In this theory, Bourdieu recognizes three different types of capital; social, symbolical and cultural. Bourdieu describes social capital as “the aggregate of the actual or potential resources which are linked to possession of a durable network of more or less institutionalized relationships of mutual acquaintance and recognition.” This means that social capital is based on resources built from personal relationships, club memberships and other social inf...   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Middle class]

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Personal Note On Ethics And Ethics

- Ethics Questions Personally, I consider myself as an adoring, kind-hearted and determined person. I’m respectful and caring to everyone around me. I pursue my goals to the end and I never rest until I accomplish them. I 'm confident that my companions would depict me as a compassionate and kind individual. I believe others see me as a steadfast individual who is obliging of others. They would also consider me competitive since I am aggressive when in pursuit of a target. My coworkers think of me as a problem solver, because I am very logical....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Religion, Star Tribune]

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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- In Act 1 of Julius Caesar, a lot of information is given to the readers. For example, we find out Caesar killed Pompey to take his spot as the leader of Rome, how the loyalty to Pompey from the people is nowhere to be found, and that plots against Caesar are forming. As well as a bizarre date, March fifteenth, is revealed by a soothsayer. So it will be interesting on how this weird date, that is ignored by Caesar is going to play out. In addition, the people of Rome aren 't thinking of what Caesar has done in the past and what might happen if he becomes the leader, instead they are hopping on the bandwagon with everyone else and the responsibility is being left to people like...   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tribune]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- The Hunger Games is a best-selling young adult novel that has a big cultural influence. The author of this novel Suzanne Collins, was heavily influenced by ancient Rome. Readers can see the Roman influence in the novel through Collins’ use of Latin in the characters names and phrases. Another way readers can see the influence of ancient Rome is in the structures of both the Roman Empire and The Capitol. Another way readers can see the Roman influence in Panem is through the similar treatment of the tributes and the victors before, during, and after the Hunger Games....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Roman Republic, Latin]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- Entertainment can come and be enjoyed in many different forms. Television shows and movies are some of the different forms of entertainment can be in. The lives of famous actors from shows or movies are constantly scrutinized on and off screen. Within the world of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins a version of reality entertainment is the televised murder of innocent children. Those who are chosen to be within the Hunger Games become a scrutinized celebrity. Katniss and other tributes that are forced to fight and kill show how human identity can become lost as they become objectified for the people of Panem....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay]

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The Golden Age Of The Song Dynasty

- AP World HW #11 Between 500 CE and 1300 CE, China established international dominance, respective to the world of third-wave civilizations. However, East Asia’s rise to authority consisted of several changes that ultimately reinvented global perception of the region. Culturally, what was considered the “golden age” of the Song dynasty was also fraught with new patriarchal restrictions on women, societal opinions becoming increasingly misogynistic. Regarding the disruption in cultural opinion was the prominence of Confucianism, which had originally died out in favor of a more liberal mindset imposed by the surrounding steppe nomads....   [tags: China, Civilization, History of China, East Asia]

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Traditions in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

- Suzanne Collin's The Hunger Games and Shirley Jackson's The Lottery both demonstrate tradition, scapegoating, and sacrifice as the theme in their story. In “The Lottery” a violent murder occurs each year in order to preserve tradition. The same occurs in The Hunger Games where a tribute is chosen, one male, and one female to represent their district in a deadly death match. However, both stories end with different outcomes. In The Hunger Games whoever is victorious will live a life of riches and freedom whereas in one family member is chosen to be stoned to death....   [tags: violence, capitol, villagers]

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Cristóbal Colón (Christopher Columbus)

- Monday, October 12 is Columbus Day. A day spent by our great nation at malls all across America, where immense deals are being held and prices are being slashed. The reason’s for these sales are obsolete and are merely there to justify making a profit on a Pseudo Holiday. I believe that most individuals have no idea why Columbus Day is celebrated. Honestly, I have no clue as to why Columbus Day became a holiday in the first place. Is it because he was the first european to discover America....   [tags: Genocide, Discovery of America]

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Synopsis Of The Play ' District 12 '

- Before the game, all the tributes gather together on the first day of training Katniss explain what is a Career Tribute . “In District 12, we call them the Career Tributes, or just the Careers. And like as not, the winner will be one of them.” Katniss finally meet kids from others district on their first training day and explain the inequality between rich and poor: The exceptions are the kids from the wealthier districts, the volunteers, the ones who have been fed and trained throughout their lives for this moment....   [tags: High school, Family, Poverty, Weather]

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The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

- In the novel The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins a new country is created. Panem is born in place of North America, were the Hunger Games began. In the Hunger Games, there are 24 tributes. Tributes are people who live in the districts. The tributes in the Hunger Games are all the same. They kill one another and become the Capitols puppets. The tributes become violent, emotionless puppets. Then there is Katniss. Katniss is an excellent hunter and becomes lethal during the games. However, she has not lost her compassion....   [tags: The Hunger Games Essays]

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Social Media And Its Effects On Society

- The world has never had the technological advances that we have today. Naturally, the way people use the new social networks , such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so on has evolved over the years. A couple years ago, when a tragedy unfortunately occurred and death was part of it, there was an comprehensible mourning period in which those affected would close themselves out from the outside world. Today death, a physical and spiritual occurrence, has also become social. We live in a society in which the passing of someone causes a great disruption in social networks....   [tags: Facebook, Twitter, Death]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- A Fire of Revolution "There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance" (Walt Whitman). In the novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss is a young girl from District 12, who lives in a society which finds great entertainment in the organized killing of children. These bloodbaths are constructed by the Capitol into an event known as the Hunger Games. In the Hunger Games, kids are thrown into a huge arena and forced to fight to the death....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins]

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Composition Of Qianlong 's Education

- Qianlong’s education started at a very young age and was said to have been a child prodigy that by the age of six had learned Chinese characters, and commence his study under a tutor at the age of seven and studied all the Chinese classics with Hanlin scholars. As well as legendary rulers of the Chinese antiquity, Qianlong’s models were those of highly educated, usually referred to literati. Literati were scholars with high intelligence that aimed for ‘ya’, which meant elegance of thought, strong sense of character with the goal of living a simple life ....   [tags: China, Qing Dynasty, Han Chinese]

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The Aztecs And The Aztec

- The ancient Aztecs, who most likely originated as a nomadic tribe in northern Mexico, arrived in Mesoamerica at approximately the beginning of the 13th century. For a long time, the nomads wandered the land of Mexica, countlessly resettling into new areas in a constant search for land that was fertile and that they could call their own. Before the founding of their capital city of Tenochtitlan in 1325, the Aztecs had to work for various cities and small empires that were more powerful than them in order to gain military experience and come out as the dominant force in central Mexico....   [tags: Aztec, Mexico City, Aztec Triple Alliance]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- Have you ever imagined yourself in a different world. Can you imagine finding out you’re a wizard who gets to attend a magical boarding school or deciding to be a vampire, even though your Werewolf friends is madly in love with you. How about this: envision yourself fighting to the death in an arena for the world’s entertainment and hoping to be the last one alive. Fortunately, we don’t have to do this. However, that was not the case for Katniss Everdeen. Katniss Everdeen, a normal, teenage girl living life in her poverty-stricken district....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins]

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The Hunger Games by Suzane Collins

- In this Story the Main Character Is Katniss. She is very Brave like when in the hunger games there was a time where they could go to the middle and they would get things that they need very badly maybe water or food or medicine and she went there alone and let her ally Peeta stay back cause he was hurting and she was too but she went alone. Also She is Caring cause she let Peeta stay behind because he was hurting, While at the time she was too but she cared for a lot Also she said that it is hard killing people in the hunger games because she wonders about that person's family but she has to kill to win....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Military Heritage Essay “Taps”

- Military Heritage Essay “Taps” A family cries as the bugle sounds taps, a solemn tune played at a military funeral. How many of us have ever considered the history behind the sounding of taps. When observed, our traditions create a sense of heritage and honor. This essay, will discuss the history and importance for the playing of taps. History During the American Civil War, a new melody named taps played in the place of lights out. Although, adopted by the Union Army to mark the end of the day, it also marked the end of life....   [tags: Military]

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The Hanger Games by Suzanne Collins

- ... 51 ) The district Katniss is from, 12, is rather deprived in food and resources which gives them little chance of winning, therefore her district and the others who cannot afford career tributes see The Hunger Games as a reprimand of what happened in the past. The capitol uses their power of wealth by offering a ration of tesserae for the poorer people each time their name is put into the bowl of tributes. This action causes resentment among the districts as described in the novel when it is explained why Gale, Katniss’ friend, is not fond of Madge who is the mayors daughter “You can see why someone like Madge, who has never been at risk of needing a tessera, can set him off....   [tags: power, 12 district, selfish gain]

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Speech Analysis : President Snow

- The fifth scene is when all the tributes showing off in front of the sponsors. President Snow gives a public speaking and what he is saying depends on the regulative rules. “Regulative rule” means “regulating when, how, where and with who to communicate about certain things” according to Wood. During this public speech, President Snow is communicating with the Capitol’s residences and twenty-four tributes. The purpose of this speech is using “welcome all the tribute” to cover the cruel fact the Capitol forces all twenty-four innocent teenagers to kill each other....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Communication]

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

- ... In fact, all the richness is concentrated in the Capitol, the wealthiest district, or in other certain districts. Most people in the districts are sevearly underfed, creating discontent within the population, leading to rebellion. An example of this is when Katniss Everdeen hunts illegally in the forest past her district, to be able to bring her family some food: “The woods became our saviour (...) it was slow going at first, but I was determined to feed us. I stole eggs from nests, caught fish in nets, sometimes managed to shoot a squirrel or rabbit”....   [tags: katniss, panem, districts]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- In the trilogy, The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins depicts a futuristic government that reaps from the twelve districts of Panem, two eligible contestant who will have to endure the Hunger Games. The story begins on the reaping day when Katniss Everdeen “volunteers as tribute” to save her little sister from having to experience such a cruel way of government control and high class entertainment. She then enters the arena with twenty-four other children, including a baker, Peeta Mellark who was also selected from her district....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay]

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Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games

- One of the greatest things that keep our world running is not the things we can see however the things we can conceptualize. As the world continues to progress, people widely undermine the concept of imagination. Authors like Suzanne Collins keep the concept of imagination alive by sparking ideas that could influence the world prodigiously from such vivid sources. As Susan Collins continues her work in the field of literature, her work continues to emphasize her personal family influences, influences from the idea of war, the importance that reading is for all ages, and the importance of hope in her writing....   [tags: Post-Apocalyptic, Author]

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Hunger Games versus The Lottery

- "The Lottery" (Jackson, pg 163-170) and "The Hunger Games" (Collins, 2008) are both popular pieces of seemingly like, popular literature. Rituals and rules come into play strongly in both stories. In comparing "The Lottery" (Jackson, pg 163-170) and "The Hunger Games" (Collins, 2008) I find that both stories focus strongly on their annual rituals of sacrifice with a scapegoat. "The Lottery" (Jackson, pg 163-170) and "The Hunger Games" (Collins, 2008) have a ceremony, a formal event that brings the town or district together while having no real significance....   [tags: Compare Contrast, Rituals]

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Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- Summary: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins narrates the story of a dystopian society with a strict regime and corrupt government system. It all occurs in the futuristic country of Panem – old North America– which originally consists of thirteen districts; however, due to a rebellion the Capitol drops bombs on the thirteenth district destroying it completely. This uprising leads to the creation of the Hunger Games in order to instill fear in the population and prevent a second revolution. Twelve districts remain but appear divided not only by physical fences but also emotional barriers, wealth, and power....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, The Hunger Games]

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

- The Hunger Games is a fantastic science fiction novel by the great and renowned American writer Suzanne Collins. This book is written in the voice of sixteen year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the nation of Panem in North America. The Capitol is considered as the highly advanced metropolis as because this capitol exercises political control on rest of the nation. The Hunger Games in the book is the annual event in which one boy and one girl aged twelve to eighteen from each of the 12 districts that surrounds the Capitol are selected by lottery so that they can compete in a televised battle to the death....   [tags: The Hunger Games Essays]

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Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games

- ... Katniss sort of knew Peeta before the games, but she wasn’t exactly sure because she could never really pen point where she meet him. Come to find out Peeta basically saved her from starvation because he gave her bread from his bakery, after he burnt it on purpose. Once Peeta and Katniss reached the Capitol and came out to show all the people of the Capitol who they were, they were the ones to watch out for. Katniss was known as the girl on fire, and then Peeta surprised everyone when he told the people of the Capitol that he was in love with Katniss; which then labeled both of them as the star crossed lovers of district 12....   [tags: film and book analysis]

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Church, Money and Power in Medieval Times

- With the fall of Rome, the world saw the rise of Christianity, specifically the Roman Catholic Church, which was created when a Roman Emperor named Constantine adopted Christianity as his own personal and the Roman Empire's official religion. From that time through the middle ages, Christianity grew in power and influence, the church enjoying a cozy relationship with the state. By the early fifth century, a mere one hundred years after Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, the church and state's power structure were deeply intertwined....   [tags: Church History]

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Katniss And Odysseus : Epic Hero Cycle

- Tran Michelle Tran Ms. Vyse English 2 15 April 2016 Katniss. and Odysseus. Epic Hero Cycle There are many qualities within certain characters that help them in their quests. Though the characters may vary, the journey and the characteristics, in the end, are similar. Katniss and Odysseus both experienced the epic hero cycle and display similar characteristics. In the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen was a girl whose purpose was to find a way to support her mother and younger sister. That is until she took the place of her sister as a tribute in the Hunger Games, an annual game held by the ruling Capitol as punishment for previous rebellions....   [tags: Hero, Monomyth, The Hero with a Thousand Faces]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- SACRIFICE IN THE HUNGER GAMES “I’m turning to fire again when the second knife catches me in the forehead. It slices above my right eyebrow, opening a gash that sends a gush running down my face, blinding my eye, filling my mouth with the sharp, metallic taste of my blood” (Collins,284). In The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, Panem is seen to be North America’s dystopia. It has the powerful Capital surrounded by twelve districts. The Capital rules all districts and keeps them at their mercy by forcing them to send one boy and one girl, ages twelve to eighteen to take place in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins]

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Your Freedom Is Not Free

- Freedom is more than a concept, it is an ideal with varied and complex subjective interpretations. Ideas concerning the liberty of body and soul are heavily connected to the formation of individual and cultural identity in American literary history. Certain nineteenth century American writers stand out for their real-life dedication to freedom and non-conformity for seeking to free themselves from whatever shackles limited them from reaching their potentials, both literally and figuratively. Henry David Thoreau, Fredrick Douglass, and Ralph Waldo Emerson are exemplary writers of the nineteenth century who strove to articulate not only the ideas of freedom and justice, but also the means by...   [tags: Literary Themes]

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European Colonisation Of The Americas

- How did European colonisation of the Americas affect the society and culture of the continent’s indigenous people up to 1650. Focus on colonial region of Mexico The European colonisation of the Americas is often portrayed as a definitive turning point in which the culture of the natives was instantly driven to extinction (or at least altered beyond recognition). While this is certainly true in some cases, such as for the natives living on Caribbean islands, in other cases it is fair to say that native culture saw relative continuation....   [tags: Colonialism, Spanish colonization of the Americas]

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The History and Culture of the Aztec Empire

- The Aztec Empire was the most powerful Mesoamerican kingdom of all time. They dominated the valley of Mexico in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The Aztecs were an advanced and successful civilization that built beautiful, sophisticated cities, temples, and pyramids. They also created a culture full of creativity with mythological and religious traditions. Aztecs lead a structured and evocative life that let their society to become a very superior civilization. The Aztec’s communication skills were very well developed for their time; through religious beliefs, government involvement, and family life they lived a full and productive life....   [tags: Aztecs, Mesoamerica, history,]

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

- Not only is a false perception that appeal to the audience important for success, but also the way they can interact with them. Interactivity is key to how reality television and The Hunger Games formatted. After “adhering to the reality TV process of molding her ‘true-self’ to the reality TV persona”, Katniss is able to gather help from the sponsors (Layfield 7). The sponsors are the wealthy people in Panem who donate silver parachutes filled with a gift or equipment to their favorite tribute. While this may seem like a harmless act and more like a sign of kindness, it makes the Games more interesting, if one tribute has a subtle advantage over the rest....   [tags: story review and analysis]

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Nonverbal Language And The Hunger Games

- Human beings are communicating all the time throughout lives, and the communication that is mentioned here includes intrapersonal communication, interpersonal communication, public communication and some other fields of communication (Wood). When each individual communicates with oneself or other people, verbal language and nonverbal language are both occurred in his or her communication behavior. According to Wood, the use of nonverbal language is around 65 to 93 percent of one’s communication which shows how important nonverbal language is for each person to express oneself (p....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Communication]

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Pocahontas And The Powhatan Dilemma

- Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma, provides a vivid and brutally honest account of the atrocities committed against Pocahontas and her people, unlike the popular animated film released by Disney. We will never know the absolute truth behind Pocahontas and her people, or the early settlers who emigrated to Jamestown, but one truth, however, remains evident. The English had succeeded in destroying an entire culture, rich with diversity. This may not have been what the English had intended at first, but it untimely was the result of their actions against the Powhatan people and the other tribes of the surrounding region....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Pocahontas]

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Military Heritage “Taps” Essay

- Military Heritage Essay A family cries as the bugle sounds taps, a solemn tune, played over a military funeral. How many of us have ever considered the history behind the sounding of taps. When we understand and honor our traditions, we achieve a sense of heritage and belonging. This essay, will discuss the history and importance for the playing of taps. History During the American Civil War, while recuperating after a hard battle, General Daniel Butterfield ordered the playing of a new melody in the place of lights out....   [tags: Military]

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Propanganda Used in The Hunger Games

- ... It is also about getting citizens to like the tributes, so they will sponsor them and send items in times of dire need. Katniss is very stubborn, and does not consider herself to be a real people pleaser. Neither does Haymitch, as he tell her “You’ve got about as much charm as dead slug.” (Collins..) Katniss does not really believe that charm is very important and has the mindset that if she can just stay alive on her own, she has a chance of surviving. Luckily, Katniss meets Cinna, the man who styles her for all of her interviews and events....   [tags: rebellion, control, freedom]

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The Pueblo Revolt

- After Coronado’s fruitless search of the seven cities of gold, Juan de Oñate in 1598 was awarded a contract for the colonization of New Mexico. The arrival of Juan de Onate and the Spanish entourage brought confusion and chaos into Pueblo society. The competing interest of the Spanish civil authorities and the Franciscans resulted in the continued mistreatment of the Pueblos, which eventually culminated in the Pueblo revolt of 1680. This revolt brought rapid social change for the Pueblos Indians....   [tags: american history, new mexico]

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Class Structure, Warfare, Family Life, Religious Practices, and Agriculture Are Aspects of the Aztec’s culture

- ... Below the nobles were the commoners. Most commoners were farmers ,while others were craftspeople. The highest ranked commoner was the pochteca. They went far to get distant goods and served as spies. They have special privileges such as owning land and sending their kids to noble school. After them were the peasants. About one third of the population were peasants. They would lend their service to the nobles. Slaves were on the bottom of the class structure. They were prisoners of war, lawbreakers, or debtors....   [tags: chinampas, empire, central america]

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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

- A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, located in the Art Institute of Chicago, is one of the most recognizable paintings of the 19th century, a painting made by Frenchman Georges Seurat. Finished in 1886, it has gained much of its recognition over the time of its completion; the pop culture of today has played a pivotal role into the popularity of it. An example of that is being apart in one of the most recognizable scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, where one of the main characters is solely staring at the painting until he can’t even recognize the artwork....   [tags: painting, art, Georges Seurat, pop culture]

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The Use of Imagery and Nicknames with Native American Heritage

- ... For instance, There are many high schools, a few colleges, and a few sports teams that have adopted the “Chiefs” Nickname. Rather than Identifying a single “Chief” and neglecting other “Chiefs” that should be Recognized, Sports franchises and specific schools have used generic surnames so they could pay Homage to all “Chiefs” in all tribal Geographic’s and reservations. The recognition of tribal Communities or Native American people are also recognized with surnames. Numerous tribal communities or Native American people are honored with the use of Surnames from sports franchises or schools....   [tags: not for decrimination but for admiration]

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A History of World Societies by John P McKay

- 1. The religion of the Aztec people was prominent in other aspects of Aztec civilization including military and politics. According to the Aztecs, "War was an article of religious faith" (McKay 276). The Aztec's religion gave them the advantage over surrounding groups in Mexico because they retained this view. War was seen as a religious duty and a way in which to pay tribute to the gods. The Aztec's believed that the god, Huitzilopochtli, needed human blood in order to keep the sun moving. The sun was the most important of all because it is "the source of all life" (McKay 276)....   [tags: Aztecs, Incas, Turks, Nomadic, China]

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Pleas For Equality From The Explorer And Frederick Douglass

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The Development Of Imperial Economic Systems Structured By Empires

- The encounter of civilizations has always included the transfer of resources. Trade is the most common method of this transfer, but over time, the movement of wealth has coincided with the emergence and development of empires. Kingdoms with great military power capable of subjugating others and controlling energy systems to create economic order is what underpinned ancient imperialism. The forms of energy systems and the methods used by empires to dictate the economic order has been evolving over time, but some fundamental principles of imperialism have remained relatively consistent....   [tags: Imperialism, British Empire, Colonialism]

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Saving Private Ryan - The Art of War

- Saving Private Ryan - The Art of War Released in 1999, Saving Private Ryan shocked the United States. Devastatingly realistic, and never pulling a punch, Steven Spielberg's World War II film has gone down in history, winning multiple awards, and receiving praise from all around the world. Tom Hanks' superb acting, coupled with Spielberg's artistic sense in regards to film making, unleashed a powerhouse of a cinematic experience. The film could not have hit theaters during a better time. The World War II veterans were reaching their last years, and a majority of the nation's youth had no idea what a sacrifice these brave men made....   [tags: Film Review ]

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Positiva and Negative Consequences: Whirligig by Paul Fleischman

- Brent, a suicidal killer, is on the journey of his life to pay tribute to the victim's family. In Whirligig by Paul Fleischman, Brent Bishop is an adolescent who has traveled and moved many times, even so much that he knows the way to “fit in” all down to the choice of which ear the earring is placed. But when a socially important party goes astray, he becomes a killer of teenage Lea Zimora of Chicago. He is faced with multiple consequences when he accepts a journey to pay tribute to Lea and her family by making whirligigs and placing them at the four corners of the USA....   [tags: emil, progress, change]

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Empires in the New World: Aztec and Inca

- 1) Explain and compare the conquest of the Inca and the Aztec empires. The Aztec were the most powerful political force in Mesoamerica . The Aztec were forceful, strategic and powerful. They had many Native Americans that made up the Aztecs. The main two groups of people that comprised the Aztecs were the Mexica and the Nahuatl-speakers. Politically, socially and economically, the Aztecs were strong and prominent. This is what helped them stay in power for so long, but also eventually led to their ultimate demise....   [tags: Native Americans, Empires, History]

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The Unique Art Produced During the Renaissance

- ... The painting is ill-suited for public statements against taxation, because it is located inside a private chapel. Masaccio also illustrates a continuous narrative, which moves from center to left scene to the right scene. Lighting plays an important role in Masaccio’s work. The chiaroscuro is very active and is a strong force in the narrative. Masaccio illustrates the landscape with elements of atmospheric perspective. The blurring and decreasing of light uniquely unite the foreground and background....   [tags: culture, wealth, paintings]

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A Marxist Reading Of The Hunger Games

- Proposal – A Marxist Reading of The Hunger Games 1. Context and Question Karl Marx was a polarizing figure of the mid-19th century whose writings remain relevant today. Some of his main ideas include the relationship between the workforce and the ‘ruling class’ which owns the means of production. Marx refers to the working class as the proletariat and the ruling class as the bourgeoisie. Themes of Marx can be found today in popular culture, namely in books and movies. One example of this is the series The Hunger Games, which correlates with many of Marx’s ideas and writings....   [tags: Marxism, Karl Marx, Bourgeoisie, Socialism]

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Summary of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

- For my book report I chose “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins. Catching Fire is set in a alternative universe that is set up in a way a monarchy would function there is the king or a president who is a cold hearted human being named President Snow. Then there are the nobles or in this situation the capital people, the capital people are wealthy and they dress outrageously just so people can distinguish them from non wealthy people. Lastly skipping the presents you have the slaves or the districts there are twelve districts and each district specializes in a different trade or the manufacture of different products such as fabric and coal miming....   [tags: hunger games, districts, katniss]

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The Opium War

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Norman Bethune's Impact on Sino-Canadian Relations

- In today’s rapidly growing global society, foreign relations with other countries are imperative to a nation’s prosperity and world-wide harmony. Especially with China, the fastest growing country in the world, it is important for Canada to establish relations that can benefit both countries. The foundation of these Sino-Canadian relations was created by Norman Bethune’s involvement in the Second Sino-Japanese War. China was not always such a flourishing and prosperous society. In 1937, during this war, Japan invaded China with imperialist objectives....   [tags: Global Society, Foreign Relations, Prosperity]

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The War Of The Vietnam War

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African Americans During The Spanish Conquests

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Ethnocentrism And Its Effect On Society

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The Legacy Of Apple 's Logo

- Apple’s logo is one of the most recognizable logos in the world. If asked to describe the picture on the back of an iPhone or a Mac, almost anyone would be able to easily explain the apple with a bite out of it. With genius men behind the brand and a 1984 themed first commercial, it only takes a moment to realize that there is probably a story behind the famous trademark. Indeed, there is was no meaning intended to be hidden within the apple, but even though no significance was predetermined, it has developed a life of its own full of hidden meanings and more obvious ones, all of which are completely coincidental....   [tags: Apple Inc., Brand, Logo, Computer]

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The Hunger Games By Gary Ross

- Women in society are often viewed as lesser and are expected to have more feminine like roles in many situations. However, in other situations they are expected to have more masculine roles. In The Hunger Games, by the director Gary Ross, shows this way of thinking in society throughout the movie. The Hunger Games uses rhetorical moves to appeal to pathos, ethos, and logos to show how society has unrealistic views on women in today’s society by expecting them to have both feminine and masculine roles....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Noun class]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- The Hunger Games is one of the famous novels in the world, which is made by the American writer, Suzanne Collins in 2008. This story is about survival game that created by the people from capitol, where the game requires people from each district to join the game. Additionally, capitol is a place, where the rich people live and on the other hands, district is a place for poor people (Collins, 2008, p.7). The Hunger Games show the differences of human rights between Capitol and Districts or in other words, the imbalance of human rights in capitol and districts....   [tags: Human rights]

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Masaccio: Innovator of Perspective and Illusion

- Masaccio: Innovator of Perspective and Illusion Considered the greatest Florentine painter of the early 1400s, Masaccio is one of the most important figures of Western Art. Tommaso di ser Giovanni Cassai di Simon Guidi was born in 1401 and nicknamed Masaccio Careless Tom because of his attitude. He was apathetic to things like personal appearance and worldly materials, and was thus careless with his possessions. As a child, he concentrated more on his art instead of himself and what others thought about him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Makings of Frida Kahlo

- ... The recovery made by the strong spirited Frida Kahlo was remarkable. Frida attended a National Preparatory School in 1922 hoping to become a doctor. At the same school, she saw Diego Rivera, painting “The Creation” (“Biography.com”). Frida was inspired and approached Diego with her compliments. He told her to go home and return with a painting in one week for him to judge. When she did as he asked, he was very impressed with her artistic ability and they became close (“Frida Kahlo: Biography”)....   [tags: spine, accident, paintings]

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The Hunger Games and PTDS

- ... Now that he is a victor of the games his occupation is to be a mentor to future tributes. His job is to socialize with sponsors to help the tributes out in the games. This can be very difficult for him considering he would rather drink than socialize with people. I definitely think that religion could have been helpful in helping Haymitch with his struggles. However, in Panem the theme of God did not survive the apocalypse. In the post religion society, everyone operates on the basis of his or her own morality that is governed by the Capitol....   [tags: post traumatic stress disorder, movie analysis]

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The Washington Memorial and its Reconstruction

- The Washington Monument was built between 1848 and 1884 as a tribute to George Washington's military leadership from 1775-1783 during the American Revolution. Its construction took place in two major phases, 1848-56, and 1876-84--a lack of funds, political turmoil, and uncertainty about the survival of the American Union caused the intermittent hiatus. Plans for a national monument began as early as 1783 when Congress proposed that an equestrian statue of George Washington be erected. Although the Monument was authorized by Congress, little action was taken, even after Major Peter Charles L'Enfant selected its site in his 1791 Federal City plan....   [tags: Monument, Construction]

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The And Advanced Planning Of Funerals Offer Perspectives On Death, Bereavement, Grief, And Morning

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The Comparison Between Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games and Its Movie Adaptation

- ... The Games fulfil their purpose of terrifying the people of the Districts and thus preventing them to rebel against the government as they once tried. If the consequence of the last rebellion were the Hunger Games, there is no way of knowing whether or not the Capitol would destroy every one of them were they to fail again: “How little chance we would stand of surviving another rebellion” (Collins). Panem is a truly totalitarian state, where dictatorship rules, with a tremendous difference between the rich, who live in the Capitol and the Districts nearest to it, and the poor, especially the outer Districts like Eleven or Twelve: “What it must be like, I wonder, to live in a world where f...   [tags: from book to film]

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Loss of Innocence in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

- In Of Mice and Men, Lennie’s loss of innocence, which occurs in the form of his death (Steinbeck 106), impacts George both negatively and positively in ways that he loses his best friend, he loses hope on his dream, and he will have an easier life with no burden. A negative effect of George was that he loses his best friend. Lennie was all George had “because I [Lennie] got you [George] to look after me, and you got me to look after you …” (Steinbeck 14). The death of Lennie causes an impact on George in that he now has no one to be with....   [tags: lennie, george, hope, dream]

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You Are Not The Same As You Were Before

- You are Not the Same as You Were Before Have you ever made this comment to someone. When I was in high school in Mexico someone told me that I was no longer the same as I was before. At that time, I did not understand why he said that. It was during a rough time for me as my most beloved grandmother was battling cancer. She had a tumor in her brain that could not be operated on. She was also in the process of chemotherapies. For those who have not had an experience like this with a family member, I must say that it is very difficult for the person who has cancer but also for the surrounding people....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Mother, The Hunger Games]

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