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    Dreams and Aspirations

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    learning of dreams and aspirations through the texts Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keys, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? by Lasse Hallström, and through my own studies of Million Dollar Baby by Clint Eastwood. These three highly acclaimed texts represent the same ideas on dreams and aspirations, which can be defined as hope, desire or the longing for a condition or achievement, but these texts express the same ideas differently, shaping our understanding of dreams and aspirations. “If you can imagine

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    Aborted Aspirations in Pat Barker's Regeneration Pat Barker's riveting World War I novel Regeneration brilliantly exemplifies the effectiveness of fiction united with historical facts. While men aspired to gain glory from war and become heroes, Regeneration poignantly points out that not all of war was glorious. Rather, young soldiers found their aspirations prematurely aborted due to their bitter war experiences. The horrible mental and physical sicknesses, which plagued a number of soldiers

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    Pip's Aspirations in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Through Great Expectations, Dickens explores the different notions of gentility in the nineteenth century and the implications of upward mobility on the lower class. One of the most radical aspects of the industrial revolution on the everyday life of nineteenth-century England was the effect on the social structure. Prior to the nineteenth century, social stratification was rigid and did not allow individuals to move from one group

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    Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

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    Pediatric Research 17.1 (2013): 37-40. CINAHL Complete. Web. 1 Mar. 2014. "Meconium Aspiration Syndrome: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 02 Mar. 2014. Venes, Donald, ed. Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. 21st ed. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis, 2009. Print. Walsh, Brian K., Michael P. Czervinske, and Robert M. DiBlasi. "Meconium Aspiration Syndrome." Perinatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care. 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier

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    Aspiration

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    I like to think of myself an optimistic realist. But seldom reality kicks in and I start to doubt my capability to actually achieve these seemingly over my head goals. That is exactly why I have not, so far, fully shared my aspirations with virtually anyone. Today, I have, off the top of my head, decided to do just that with anyone that might end up reading this. But before I do and you end up knocking down my theories, you need to know some basic things about me. So, who is Saron? I was born in

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    Personal Success

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    Success Everyone’s vision of success differs. Wealth, happiness, and fame are all the stereotypical aspirations of the common person’s so-called “American Dream.” My American dream encompasses more of the first two aspects than anything else. Happiness is the most important; without happiness, wealth and fame are useless. Without happiness, success cannot exist; it is your own personal gauge of accomplishment. If you cannot look at yourself in the mirror and evaluate your own life a success, then

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    Strengths of Black Families

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    believe, African-Americans have a strong motivation towards achieving. From the parents to the children, there is a strong orientation for wanting to learn and get ahead. Research has shown that black children have educational and occupational aspirations that are often equal to, and sometimes higher, than white children (Stevenson et al. 1990; Winfield 1991b; Hill 1999). African-American paren...

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    helping the world as apposed to Adolf Hitler. Immediately after Lenin's death, a man very much the same in nature as Hitler, Stalin, came to control the Bolsheviks and throw Russia in a civil war in a quest for power. You now have two men of equal aspirations soon to be in control of two very similar governments. In any rise of power, there needs to be a period of careful planning requiring much thought. These two men had very little history with which to work with which to model their revolutions

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    was to make a society in every way connected to god. Every aspect of their lives, from political status and employment to even recreation and dress, was taken into account in order to live a more pious life. But to really understand what the aspirations of the puritans were, we must first understand their beliefs. “Their goal was absolute purity; to live with out sin in a sinful world was to them the supreme challenge in life. They were derisively called Puritans because they sought to purify the

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    How Identities, Aspirations, and Achievements Of Two Females Were Affected By The Aspects of Family, Class, Gender, and Race The intent of this paper is to compare and contrast the ways in which the identities, aspirations, and achievements of two upper class females were affected by the aspects of family, class, gender, and particularly race. Race will be particularly scrutinized because the individual interviewed, Alesha (or Lee), is a female of Italian/Irish-French-German descent, whereas I

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