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The Easter Vigil Mass

- The Easter Vigil Mass      The Easter Vigil is celebrated on the eve of the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ. Easter is the holiest and most important event in the Christian religion. The Easter Vigil Mass is celebrated in a deep, spiritual, solemn way. Although different Churches and Christian orders may have minute differences in some of the rituals during the mass, but the overall feeling in the Easter Vigil liturgy is of solemnity and holiness. The ceremony begins in almost complete darkness and is slowly lighted by the flames of the congregation's candles paralleling Jesus symbolically lighting the world we live in....   [tags: Process Descriptive Religion Essays]

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Easter Vigil

- The Easter Vigil is mass in which we commemorate Jesus for his great sufferings. He was crucified on the cross so that we may one day spend all eternity with He and God. Most of the time the service begins around seven o’clock and held inside the Church structure with its people. For symbolic purposes, there is no Holy water; we are instead blessed during the ritual itself in order to memorialize our vows, taken at baptism. When mass initiates all lights have already been turned off, everyone has instead been given a candle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

- Sandy Hook Candlelight Vigil This picture was featured on a CBS Pittsburgh news website. Its audience are the people that were affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and also people who are looking for information as to what happened on this day. It was taken on December 17, 2012, by Mario Tama/Getty Images. The purpose of this website it to show that the teachers worked hard to protect the children in their school, but the killing of innocent people could not have been prevented because of lack of security and resources to stop the shooter....   [tags: Photography, Emotion, Light, Vigil]

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The Easter Vigil: The Primary Liturgy. Which Shows The Church As A Sac

- Every year, on the day before Easter, one of the biggest and most important masses of the year happens on that night. The mass is called the Easter Vigil. The Vigil brings out the true and full nature of the Catholic Church and all of its people. It celebrates Jesus Christ, as he rises from the dead and ascends into heaven. Since this mass is so large, it is split into four parts. The first, the Service of Light, and is the most solemn part of the mass the Church celebrates. The second part is the Liturgy of the Word, in which you listen to a reader who reads from the books of the Bible such as Genesis and Exodus....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How the Liturgical Year is Significant

- There are many components to the liturgical year which make it very complex. Some of these components include special seasons, feasts, symbols, and colours which have to be attended to. The following paragraphs will discuss these ideas with more detail. Initially, there are many seasons in the liturgical year that all have an important significance attached with them (“Liturgical Calendar”, These seasons are Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Triduum, and Easter (“Liturgical Calendar”,   [tags: pentecost, symbols, special seasons]

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My History Not Yours

- “Victims of American Westward Expansion…Accommodation or Resistance?” When viewing a map of the country of Mexico prior to the American westward expansion, it was actually larger than the United States had been at that time. Some lands that Mexico lost in the Mexican - American war under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, are Texas (the second largest state in the present US), California (the third largest state in the present US) and New Mexico (the fifth largest state in the present US). Due to this defeat Mexico lost half of its national territory....   [tags: Padilla, History, Informative]

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Formative Assessments:Improving Active Learning and The Teacher/Student Relationship

- The five articles presented common themes about educational learning. They illustrate the need for teacher reflection and adjustment to meet students’ needs, establishing quality rapport and providing students strategies become an active learners and involved in the learning process through and monitoring their own understanding. In the articles there is research quoted that illustrates how they can dramatically impact student learning and achievement. In (Kaftan, Buck, & Haack, 2006), it states formative assessment is a tool teachers can use to probe students understanding, inform instructional decisions and develop relationships....   [tags: Education]

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A Comparison of Christianity and Islam

- On the surface, it seems as if practically the only two things that Christianity and Islam have in common, is that they are both religions. As you get a little deeper into both religions they actually have a lot in common. In this essay I will inform you of how alike, and different each religion is. As a Christian, when facing death we are reminded that God has created each person for eternal life. In both Christian and Islamic religion, each individual person, whether a believer or not faces a day of judgment with their creator....   [tags: Religion]

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Corruption of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... However, Gatsby’s vigil was over nothing. Daisy was never in her room that night, much like Gatsby’s dream is over a nonexistent person. The Daisy he met and fell in love with years ago is not the same person anymore, and as much as Gatsby thinks that he can repeat the past, in the real world it is proven to be impossible. His faith is misplaced, because the object of his quest is nothing more than Daisy. Then, Fitzgerald uses symbolism to show how the American dream died out. The sense of hopelessness at the end of the novel proves that the purity of the American dream is dead with Gatsby's death and George Wilson's suicide....   [tags: imagery, symbolism, characterization]

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Chaplaincy: The Importance of Serving and Caring for The Patient

- One can imagine that when most individuals think about the medical field what comes to mind is only doctors and nurses; however, the medical field is more complex. It consists of people caring for the patients physically day to day and the ones working behind the scenes. A particular medical profession that most may not be aware of is chaplaincy. This profession, like all in the medical field, requires much heart, passion and personal connection when serving and caring for the patient. At Boston Medical Center, located in Boston’s historic south end, excellent health care was provided to a patient diagnosed with Systemic Lupus....   [tags: Doctors, Nurses, Medical Field]

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Reflections on Appropriate Feedback and Error Correction in ELL

- Introduction Error correction is a delicate balance, and not for the faint-of-heart. Error correction of ELL students is a useful tool in the hands of a skillful educator. It can point a learner toward discovering correct answers, motivate and push them to work a little harder, and engage a receptive student with useful and informative feedback. Error correction, however, is NOT a punishment. Nor is it an opportunity to denigrate or shame a learner – consciously or unconsciously. Most of us want to be corrected constructively, thoughfully, and respectfully....   [tags: corrective feedback, anxiety, stress]

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A Match to Tinder: Chapter 5, Wary Relations

- Sister and Anders snuck off in the night without saying goodbye. When hunger from my missed dinner sent me out before midnight, I found only Grey Wardens at the fire. Aveline and Donnic had left too. There were three more dwarven Wardens, including a Commander in uniform. She wasn't a novice like Sister technically was, but she didn't look that comfortable in her blue and grays. The human wardens who arrived earlier were not mingling with the dwarves and looked to me as soon as I arrived, Bansil held himself stiffly away from the new arrivals....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Stranger '

- Albert Camus’ The Stranger featured a misunderstood man who saw through his gilded society who was condemned to death for not crying at his mother’s funeral. Ernest Gaines’ A Lesson Before Dying found a man sentenced to death because of his race.The ignorance of society killed both of these men, but their strength in defying the oppressive system makes them immortal. The strength of defiance is not an escape attempt or freedom, but the ability to remain human even while condemned to death. The human spirit triumphs when faced with injustice by taking dignity from the strength provided by a community or finding strength internally to create dignity even in death....   [tags: Capital punishment, Electric chair]

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The Idea of Existentialism in The Stranger

- Existentialism is defined as "a philosophical theory or approach that emphasizes the existence of the individual person as a free and responsible agent determining his or her own development through acts of the will”. In other words, existentialism it emphasizes individual freedom. Throughout The Stranger, the amount of existentialism views is abundant. The use of Mersault’s experiences covey the idea that human life has no meaning except for simple existence. The idea of existentialism in Albert Camus' The Stranger reflects through Mersault's life experiences with his relationship with Marie, the death of his mother Maman, the murdering of the Arab, and Mersault's trial and execution, all t...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Albert Camus]

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The Mother Tongue by Demetria Martinez

- Demetria Martínez’s Mother Tongue is divided into five sections and an epilogue. The first three parts of the text present Mary/ María’s, the narrator, recollection of the time when she was nineteen and met José Luis, a refuge from El Salvador, for the first time. The forth and fifth parts, chronologically, go back to her tragic experience when she was seven years old and then her trip to El Salvador with her son, the fruit of her romance with José Luis, twenty years after she met José Luis. And finally the epilogue consists a letter from José Luis to Mary/ María after her trip to El Salvador....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Emily Dickinson 's Life And Death

- In the poem Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers by Emily Dickinson death is shown not to necessarily lead to a heaven or an afterlife and the speaker says how all life perishes not matter the status of the person. This is seen in the lines from the eighteen sixty-one version. The speaker says, “Diadems – drop – and Doges ¬– surrender–¬¬¬¬/ ¬¬¬Soundless as dots– on a disc of snow– ” (9-10). The word dot shows the insignificance of all different types of people even the people like leaders. The words diadems and doges represent higher people and even these people are not immune to death....   [tags: Death, Afterlife, AfterLife, Immortality]

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Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

- Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald reached a celebrity status upon his publication of This Side of Paradise and attained all new heights of stardom after his release of The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald reveals a great deal about himself in The Great Gatsby as he ascribes aspects of himself to different main characters in the novel. Fitzgerald uses these symbolic characters to aptly represent humans and social classes in the Jazz Age, defined by the OED as “The 1920s in the US characterized as a period of carefree hedonism, wealth, freedom, and youthful exuberance”....   [tags: Frances Scott Fitzgerald, literary analysis]

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Christmas Eve: Italian Food

- It is Christmas Eve at my grandparent’s house. I am sitting around the table in the noisy dining room with my whole family. As the seven different fish dishes finish cooking, my grandfather begins to place each one on the table in front of us. My favorite Christmas Eve dish is the first to come out—linguine with clams. As my grandfather enters the room, my senses are suddenly overwhelmed with the smell of the homemade white sauce and the fresh shellfish. My grandfather slowly sets the bowl of linguine with clams in the center of the table and I can barely stop myself from diving right into it....   [tags: la vigilia, italians]

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Essay on Camus’ The Stranger (The Outsider): Parallels Within

- Parallels Within The Stranger (The Outsider) The Stranger by Albert Camus is a story of a sequence of events in one man's life that cause him to question the nature of the universe and his position in it. The book is written in two parts and each part seems to reflect in large degree the actions occurring in the other. There are curious parallels throughout the two parts that seem to indicate the emotional state of Meursault, the protagonist, and his view of the world. Meursault is a fairly average individual who is distinctive more in his apathy and passive pessimism than in anything else....   [tags: Camus Stranger Essays]

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Encomienda to Hacienda and Latifundio in Latin America

- Encomienda to Hacienda and Latifundio in Latin America The encomienda system developed in the Antilles (the islands of the West Indies except the Bahamas) when the group of settlers Columbus brought with him on his second voyage to the New World were, essentially, unwilling to work (Vigil 218). They solved this problem through forced Indian labor. Queen Isabella I of Spain considered the native people "free crown vassals" (Vigil 218) and instructed Governor Nicolas de Ovando, Comendador Mayor of the military order Alcantara, to inform the Indians that they had to pay tribute to the crown equal to the other subjects....   [tags: Latin American History Essays]

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Injectable Drug Abuse

- MEMORANDUM INJECTABLE DRUG ABUSE: GROWING CHALLENGE IN NORTH-EASTERN PART OF INDIA FROM: AE28697 TO: Ministry of development of north east affairs, India RE: Scenario C-Health and harm reduction DATE: 19 October 2013 Introduction North-east (NE) India is connected to remaining part of India through a constricted passage known as Siliguri Corridor squeezed between Nepal and Bangladesh (Hussain, 2011). It comprises of seven sister states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura....   [tags: growing challenge, India, drug abuse]

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The Trojan War

- Assess the Trojan War, comparing the myth of the Iliad and other primary sources with the archeological evidence provided supporting the story of the sack of Troy. Focus Questions: 1. Where is it believed Troy is located. 2. When is it believed that Troy fell. 3. What was the importance of Troy in the ancient world. 4. What do we learn of the fall of Troy through the Iliad. 5. Which archeologist found the alleged site of Troy. 6. When was the alleged site of Troy discovered. 7. What is the importance of the discovery of Troy....   [tags: Myth, Iliad, Archeological Evidence]

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What Easter is About

- What Easter is About We start Holy Week wih Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is the day where Jesus entered Jerusalem with his disciples. When Jesus entered Jerusalem the people laid down palm leaves which is why it is called Palm Sunday. Today it is celebrated by mass in our parishes, where processions are held and palms are held up and then the priest blesses them. It is the longest gospel. The whole of the passion is read out and the pamls are turned into crosses. Thusrday: The next significant day is Maundy Thursday....   [tags: Papers]

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Existentialism in The Stranger by Albert Camus

- Originally released in French, The Stranger by Albert Camus (published in 1942) follows the story of Meursault whom is a French man living in Algeria prior to the 2nd World War and gives his own unique perspective of the events between when he receives a telegram stating that his mother had recently pass away to when he is executed for the murder of a man only referred to as “The Arab” whom he had shot. Meursault had an interesting outlook on life and it is unclear why he feels the way he does but his tone is constantly detached, plain, and at times subtly ironic....   [tags: Dettachment, Reality]

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Grandma and Grandpa

- Grandpa Pat McGill, Jr. of Wisner, Nebraska always entered a room smiling. Pat fathered eleven children, including my mother, and had over fifty grandchildren, including me. Even though my grandpa and I were not all that close, I admired and respected his kind and gentle nature. He passed away in the summer of 1996, and I didn't get to say goodbye to Grandpa Pat McGill before he headed up to heaven with all the other saints. All but one of the McGill grandchildren were at my grandpa's memorial service....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Personal Narrative

- Personal Narrative I am listening for the sound of the front door. I know for certain that it is a Saturday night. I do not know whether I am six or 16, eight or 18. I may be alone. I may have a babysitter. It makes no difference. My vigil remains the same. I do not wait for the sound of the door opening. It is the sound of it closing that matters. If it clicks quietly shut, I know they will just have a cup of tea then go to bed....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing The Red Room by H.G. Wells, The Signalman by Charles Dickens and The Man with the Twisted Lip by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

- Comparing The Red Room by H.G. Wells, The Signalman by Charles Dickens and The Man with the Twisted Lip by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle In this piece of coursework I will analyse and compare three pre- 20th century short stories. The stories are called, The Red Room written by H.G. Wells, The Signalman written by Charles Dickens and The Man with the Twisted Lip written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The story of The Red Room by H.G.Wells was written in 1896 when gothic Horror stories were in fashion....   [tags: Papers]

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How Christians Celebrate Religious Festivals and Why they Continue to Celebrate Them Today

- How Christians Celebrate Religious Festivals and Why they Continue to Celebrate Them Today The church year is called the liturgical year, which begins with Advent, and it has many liturgical seasons. Each season has one or more religious festivals. Festivals are celebrations to remember the important events in Jesus' life. There are three cycles in the Christian year, these are; (i) The Christmas cycle begins with Advent , a period of preparation prior to Christmas Day, December 25th, when Jesus was born....   [tags: Papers]

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The Important Beliefs Celebrated at Easter and How They are Celebrated

- The Important Beliefs Celebrated at Easter and How They are Celebrated Easter Sunday comes at the end of holy week which consists of many days which have a significant meaning. The six weeks leading up to easter is called lent and this is celebrated by many people giving up one of their luxuries, for example, chocolates and sweets. They do this because they are remembering when jesus was in the desert and was tempted by the devil and how jesus rejected his offer. During the time of lent, comes a day called ash Wednesday which certain churches have the ceremony of putting ash on to the foreheads of people as a symbol of receieving forgiveness....   [tags: Papers]

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Essay on Camus’ The Stranger (The Outsider): World Without Purpose

- World Without Purpose in Camus' The Stranger (The Outsider)  In The Stranger, Albert Camus misleadingly portrays his existentialistic views of life, death, and the world.  Camus portrays the world as absurd or without purpose Meaursalt, who, as a reflection of Camus, is foreign and indifferent to his own life and death.  Meaursalt eventually senses guilt for his crime, not because of the remorse of taking someone else’s life, but because it means he would lose the little things that he considers important in his life.  Meaursalt is a puzzling character, who leaves readers to be uncertain about Camus’ views of life....   [tags: Camus Stranger Essays]

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An Assessment of C.K. Wiliams and Ted Hughes

- There are few positive views of life to be found in C.K. Williams’ The Vigil. His poetry does not present a necessarily negative life-view, but rather sees the world as most others do. He calls out commonplace people, places, and times in the same manner that most of the rest of us do, despite how dark it may seem. Williams uses a lot of punctuation in his poetry. His sentences, although full of commas and semicolons, flow smoothly from line to line. He uses a lot of clauses and qualifications in his writing....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

- The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier Robert Cormier writes novels for teenagers. In his books he uses violence and power and other features that the adolescence age group usually use. A lot of people are disturbed by the way he uses violence the way he does at the end of the novel. Cormier wrote the Chocolate War during the 1970's during the hippie era. The story takes place at a higher intelligence level than most of the outside world. Jerry Renault, the main character in the novel, has lived a rough life, especially in the last year or so....   [tags: Chocolate War Cormier]

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Use of Satire and Irony in The Widow of Ephesus and the poem True Love

- Use of Satire and Irony in The Widow of Ephesus by Gaius Petronius and the poem “True Love” by Judith Viorst In the story The Widow of Ephesus by Gaius Petronius and the poem “True Love” by Judith Viorst, the authors portray love through the use of satire and irony. They do this though a series of ironic twists, humorous accounts, and life experiences. A satire is a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn. In The Widow of Ephesus, the narrator recalls a tale of love in which an apparently faithful woman discredits her vows of marriage after her husband's death....   [tags: True Love Widow of Ephesus]

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Free Essays on The Stranger (The Outsider): Disillusionment

- Disillusionment in Camus' The Stranger (The Outsider) In Albert Camus' The Stranger (The Outsider), the protagonist Meursault is clearly disillusioned of life in general. Two examples of this disillusionment occurred in the instances of his mother's death and an offer to be transferred to another work environment. This incomplacency is paramount in discerning this meticulous, selfish Camusian character. In regard to his mother's death, he seemed indifferent at the loss of her life. He was so uninterested in her funeral that he remarked the following: "...I can be there for the vigil and come back tomorrow night" (Camus 3)....   [tags: Camus Stranger Essays]

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Essay on Dr. Eckleburg of The Great Gatsby

- Dr. Eckleburg  of The Great Gatsby      Throughout the course of events in The Great Gatsby, the watchful eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg stare into the depths of each character, while the Doctor serves as a god of conscience from his middle ground between two worlds. As the creations of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the characters whose stories unwind before us live twisted webs of lives in which there is a distorted view of a greater force outside their worlds. Dr. Eckleburg merely watches over the "grey land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it" at the spot where "when the drawbridge is up to let barges through, the passengers on waiting trains can stare at the dismal scene for...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Graduation Speech: Lift Up Your Eyes

- Here, in this day’s waning light, we are gathered to commemorate the graduation of County High School’s Class of 2012; and as this evening’s setting sun descends beyond our horizon, the sun is, moreover, setting on our tenure as students at County High School. Just as day gives way to night, high school must give way to a new phase of life, one that introduces an abundance of responsibilities and brings with it enormous possibilities. Alexander Graham Bell once stated, "When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us." In this momentous transition from high school to college, vocation...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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The Effects of Gangs

- The Effects of Gangs What is a gang. According to Steven Sachs, a probation officer since 1978, it is "a structured, cohesive group of individuals, usually between the ages of eleven and twenty-five, who generally operate under some form of leadership while claiming a territory or turf," (Sachs XV). Distinctive clothing, the use of special street names, language, symbols and signs, and the committing of organized and spontaneous criminal acts describe some of the characteristics of a gang....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Holy Week and Easter

- Holy Week and Easter The Easter celebrations which commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus are the pivotal point of the Christian faith. As a catholic, in this piece of coursework, I will look at the celebration of Easter from a catholic perspective, commenting on the manner in which the catholic faith celebrates this festival. Holy week is the final week of lent, a period of preparation for Easter, lasting forty days, from Ash Wednesday until good Friday. Holy Week consists of Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday....   [tags: Papers]

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The Sense of Mystery and Fear in Herbert George Wells' ‘The Red Room’

- In 1896 Herbert George Wells wrote ‘The Red Room’ and using a heavy Gothic theme, which is popular for ninetieth century stories, he invites the reader to become engaged with the mystifying events that he creates. Wells captures and sustains the reader’s imagination using suspense, setting, gothic convention and language techniques which allow for a remarkably eerie tale to be told. The significance of the title immediately creates a sense of mystery, as the reader does not know why the adjective ‘red’ is used to describe the room and this colour is usually associated with danger, blood, hell and fear, suggesting that Wells is preparing the reader for anguish....   [tags: Herbert George Wells, Red Room, gothic,]

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The Raphealite Movement in the Poem My Sisters Sleep by Dante Gabriel Rossettis

- ... Irony is presented in "she fell asleep on Christmas Eve", as Christmas is symbolic in the celebration of new life, yet this is not the case contrasting to the responders perception on the passing existence of the sister. Yet throughout the poem the persona watcheds his devout, prayerful mother who "had lean'd all day over the bed from chime to chime... did pray/ to work some distance from the bed". Through alliteration in 'chime to chime' demonstartes the only audible disturbance the mother makes as she is cautious of waking the long held vigil by keeping a reasonable distance from the bed....   [tags: women, christianity]

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The Violence Of The People Of Innocent Teenagers Have Been Taken Over Nothing

- In the past two years, there have been two instances where the lives of innocent teenagers have been taken over nothing. Both 17 year old Trayvon Martin and 18 year old Michael Brown were killed by Caucasian males despite the fact that they were both unarmed at the time. Both shootings have created unrest within the African American communities across the country, and if justice isn’t served for the victims we will never see a period of peace and rest within those communities. Michael Brown was the 18 year old son of Michael Brown Sr and Lesley McSpadden....   [tags: Police, Murder, Protest, Riot]

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The Great Gatsby And Othello By William Shakespeare And F. Scott Fitzgerald

- I believe that Jay Gatsby and Othello’s inability to face the truth lead to their tragic consequences, but in real life I believe it is not the case. The Great Gatsby and ‘Othello’ are both stories beautifully constructed by William Shakespeare and F. Scott Fitzgerald. I believe that the refusal to face the truth for Gatsby and Othello, was definitely an element used by the authors to construct them as tragic protagonists. Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby is an ambitious and hopeful character. He is the protagonist of the novel and he is pursuing an unrealistic dream, thinking that Daisy Buchanan was a nature of perfection that could not possibly be real....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Free Will Choices in "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier

- In life, destiny is already set. The plan is to make the correct decisions, free will is a gift God has given all living beings. A decision is based on free will, there is ether the right path or the wrong one. So, why not dare to be different. Jerry Renault chose a path that he did not think would cause him pain and suffering. The Chocolate War written by Robert Cormier illustrates what individuals go through at some point in their lifetime, making life changing decisions. As the story begins, Jerry is introduced as a kid who is trying out for the football team, he’s a small kid standing at 5 9’ and a buck 45....   [tags: choices, Chocolate War, Robert Cormier, ]

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God, Judgment, and the Great Hypocrisy of the Benighted South

- The role of art in culture is to capture and reflect the underlying morals, values, and the way those principles interact within the scope of an individuals’ reality. The mind’s ability to accept and rationalize only what is desired for the continued narrative of the individual’s comfortable existence which allows for a sense of control in what is an otherwise a harsh and chaotic world. For those, who chose to appreciate art, risks a confrontation with stark reality of disconnect between an individual’s relationship with their manufactured reality and the world as it exists....   [tags: As I Lay Dying, Faulkner]

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The Absurd, Chaotic World in The Stranger, by Albert Camus

- There is no meaning in the world besides the meaning we humans give to it. The world is an absurd, chaotic place in which it is up to the individual to decide what to make of it. In The Stranger, Meursault, the main character, struggles to sort out the chaos of the world and resist the pulls of society. Meursault continuously disobeys the standards of society which reminds the reader about human fidelity and social divisions. Thus, his display of human absurdity reveals how all people are all equal....   [tags: frustration, meursault, religion]

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American Society For Gastrointestinal Endoscopy And The American Gastroenterological Association

- On March, 2015 the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Gastroenterological Association updated its recommendations to reflect the use of chromoendoscopy for patients with IBD during screening and surveillance. Chromoendoscopy involves the use of dye sprayed onto the mucosa during the procedure, and helps to better visualize the dysplastic tissue. Although humbled, I am not the least surprised that I am a member of the disciplined team lead by Dr. James Marion, that pioneered the grounds for these changes implemented in the fight against colorectal cancer....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Inflammatory bowel disease]

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A Changing Era of Religion in "The Great Gatsby"

- World War I brought new views on religion to the United States, it ended just before the 1920s so these views were carried over. Some turned to god, while others turned away. Morals were changing in that people spent their time and money on completely different things now. Religion had been the basis of many people’s lives before this, making this way of thinking and acting brand new. In The Great Gatsby, Doctor T. J. Eckleburg’s eyes symbolize god and how traditional religion and morality are sinking away from everyday life....   [tags: Great Gatsby, religion,]

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Xia Warriors: The Glory Road or The Wayward Way?

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Keep Going in The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne

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Sustainability Is Not A Matter Of Long Term Development

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The Divine Comedy : Dante 's Journey Through Hell

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The Babushka During The Downfall Of The Soviet Union

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Dante 's Inferno '

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The Insignificance of Women in Camus’ The Stranger

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How the People Came to the Middle Place

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Faiz Ahmad Faiz Going Between Ghazal and Politic

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Symbols Found in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlett Letter

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The Tragic Heroes in Sophocles’ Tragedy, Antigone

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The Truthfulness of Meursault in The Stranger

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Clash between Traditional Indian Values and Globalization

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Meursault as Sisyphus in Albert Camus',The Stranger

- “But from the moment he knows, his tragedy begins.” Meursault is not unlike Sisyphus. In the novel, The Stranger, by Albert Camus, we watch this character change from a carefree man who loves being alive and free to a man who is imprisoned for a meaningless murder he commits but who eventually finds happiness in his fate. During the first half of the novel, we see many examples of Meursault’s freedom and how he exercises it. He does what he wants, when he wants to with no regard to how he affects the people around him....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Mortality in the Stranger by Albert Camus

- Everyone will die. Meursault’s awareness of death contributes to his nonchalant attitude toward every death he witness or must endure in The Stranger. Death fails to upset Meursault. In The Stranger, Albert Camus emphasizes mortality in order to expose the ignorance humanity has towards the inevitable or unknown end. Camus’s emphasis on time accentuates Meursault’s indifference. This indifference reveals that death occurs inevitably, regardless of time. The first thought that the audience reads, “Maman died today....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]

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How Do We Remember the Holocaust Today?

- The Holocaust is considered the largest genocide of our entire world, killing more than 600,000,000 Jewish people during the years of 1933-1945. The memories and history that have filled our lives that occurred during the Holocaust are constantly remembered around the world. Many populations today “think” that constant reminders allow for us to become informed and help diminish the hatred for other races still today. These scholars believe that by remembering the Holocaust, you are able to become knowledgeable and learn how to help prevent this from happening again....   [tags: tragic events, horror, jewish]

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The Importance of New Zealand’s Forestry Industry

- New Zealand’s forests are one of its greatest natural resources, holding significant financial, physical, and spiritual value (DOC, 2013). These forests provide a significant trading resource (Perry, Oren, & Hart, 2008), directly influence soil and flora quality (West, 2006), and contribute to the cultural health of Maori by enhancing their whakapapa (or ‘Connection’ with the land) (Gallagher & Te Atawhai o te Ao, 2011). This resource, however, is under threat through poor management (Levack, Poole, & Bateson, 2006), over exploitation (MPI, 2003) and the operating conditions of the Forestry Industry (ACC, 2007)....   [tags: Forestry Industry]

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Poems Inspired by Paintings: The Disquieting Muses

- Art has a way of speaking out to an audience. Painters share their story through a paint brush, creating such a magnificent illustration. Each unique piece of craft represents a fairy tale, fiction, nonfiction, or personal story. The audience forms their own story line when analyzing a painting, which may differ or relate to the message that the artist wants to portray. Another beautiful art is literature. When reading a stanza, it paints a picture in the reader's head. Occasionally, writers can be inspired by such paintings....   [tags: artistic analysis, similarities]

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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... This detail of Gatsby telling Daisy that she never loved Tom, shows how his American Dream was for Daisy to have always loved him and never Tom. ”You’d better come home and get some sleep.” He shook his head. “I want to wait here till Daisy goes to bed. Good night, old sport.” He put his hand in his coat pockets and turned back eagerly to his scrutiny of the house, as though my presence marred the sacredness of the vigil. So I walked away and left him standing there in the moonlight--watching over nothing.” (Page 153)....   [tags: american dream, tom buchanan]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The American Dream inspires the tired, the poor and huddled masses yearning to breathe free. It serves as the beacon of light for the oppressed or the determined to find wealth and opportunity in America. It was in the hopes and dreams of the old Dutch sailors, the revolutionary patriots, and in the youth who had witnessed the first World War. An archetype of the post World War I American literature, F. Scott Fitzgerald expressed in his writing the profound shift in values accompanied by the Dream in the 1920 's....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Letter For Jewish Studies And Ethnicity Ph.d

- I am delighted to write this letter of recommendation for Jacob Vigil, an applicant for the American Studies and Ethnicity Ph.D. program at your school. I have gotten to know Jacob quite well during his graduate studies at Loyola University Chicago, and have maintained contact with him since graduating in 2012. He has been a student in two of my courses. Because of these experiences, I feel well qualified to provide this letter of recommendation and do so enthusiastically and without reservation....   [tags: Sociology, Social sciences, Policy analysis]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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William Shakespeare 's Othello And Henry V

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Critical Response of Duff and Pugh

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Sellin and Wolfgang’s Typology of Victimization

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The Importance of Corporate Network Security

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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

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The Nonconformist: Albert Camus's The Stranger

- In the past and in today’s society, people are told how to live based on different influences found in their surrounding environment. Different ethnicity have distinct believes on the meaning of life and have unique traditions. In the novel, The Stranger, Meursault is the only character who is daring and does not conform to the ideas or practices of the French-Algerian society; even though he was constantly being pressured to change his absurd views. The protagonist in the novel, The Stranger, refusal to conform to societal ideas hinders his ability to become accepted into it, however allows him to live an honest and worthwhile life....   [tags: French Algeria, Social Morals]

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The Essay From Hell: Dante's Inferno

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Refugees: Reasons Why Women Flee War

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Social Unrest Of The United States

- It is no news when we hear about recent riots in the city of Baltimore, violence in the streets of New York City, and drug wars in Los Angeles. For many citizens, urban violence does not come as a surprise since many impoverished cities in the United States lack job opportunities, police protection, and in which many citizens feel unwanted. Cities such as Baltimore is the home to 63% of African Americans who live in poor conditioned homes, and are surrounded by drugs and violence within their communities....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Police, Los Angeles]

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Evaluation Of Teachers And Ineffective Teachers

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- For many people, a sin of significant magnitude is a burden that may live with them for the rest of their lives. The effects of this sin can manifest in many ways, be it mentally, physically, or spiritually. Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth are all living with an enormous burden of sin, each reflecting their inner torture caused by this sin differently. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne conveys the effects of sin on each character through Hester’s ostracism from society, both physically and emotionally due to her sin of adultery, through Dimmesdale’s sickness and self- inflicted suffering due to his sin of hypocrisy, and through Chillingworth’s transformatio...   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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