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  • Bittersweet

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    Bittersweet In the novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick and in the motion picture The Matrix, by the Wachowski brothers, both stories enclose worlds that relate because the humans are repressed against their will and are living under the parameters of machines. In each, the worlds are slightly different, in, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The inhabitants opt to enter an altered world where machines control their consciousness. As opposed to The Matrix, the world

  • A Bittersweet Life

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    February 1885 - Carl August Sandberg; my name sounds very Swedish to American ears, I think. Before people even meet me, they can tell I’m Swedish. I am proud of my Swedish parents, but I want to be more American. I plan to change my name and have everyone call me Charlie or Charles. That sounds better and keeps people guessing. Even though I learned to speak Swedish first and English second, I can easily say “ch” the right way and I’m only seven years old. Many Swedish boys my age, and even full

  • The Bittersweet Escape

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    Facing our responsibilities and duties is tough, so we sometimes push things aside and choose to forget as well as move on; we choose to abandon the obligations we cannot fulfill or select to avoid them all together. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams explores the notion of abandonment to escape obligations, but the center of the story deals with the Wingfield family and their struggles in the St. Luis of 1937. They are a poor family and struggle to make ends meet whether it be by the mother

  • Revenge: A Bittersweet Victory

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    This story of the most heinous revenge is, like all stories by Edgar Allen Poe, very open to interpretation. One thing that cannot be disputed, though, is the theme. The fundamental theme of The Cask of Amontillado is revenge. While the reasons the main character, Montresor, desires revenge are rather unclear, the reasons for his motivation are not. The way he executes his plans also exemplifies a clever use of deception to amplify his vengeance. Unfortunately, though, the aftermath of his actions

  • The Bittersweet Comedy of Twelfth Night

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    The Bittersweet Comedy of Twelfth Night Twelfth night is a name commonly given to the Christian feast of the Epiphany which is celebrated on the 6th of January. On this day we remember the coming of the Magi and the taking down of decorations which is a sad occasion for many but also a happy occasion as new times are beginning. Twelfth Night is a romantic comedy, and romantic love is the play’s main focus. Despite the fact that the play offers a happy ending, in which the various lovers

  • Bittersweet Dark Chocolate

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    “No.” Sasha hands clasped together into a begging manner, mustering her best puppy dog eyes and whined. “Why not??? Just a little bite or a little teensy lick. Pleaseeeee.” “No means no, Sasha.” You step away holding your bowl of chocolate mixture, hoping to get as far away from Sasha as possible or your bowl of chocolate will be at risk. “Please. Please. Please. Please. Pleaseeeee.” Sasha continues to whine; following you as you continue to walk away from her. You turned to face the brunette, pointing

  • Leaving for College - A Heartbreaking and Bittersweet Experience

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    Leaving for College - A Heartbreaking and Bittersweet Experience “Here’s to the nights we felt alive, here’s to the tears we knew you’d cry, here’s to goodbye, tomorrow’s gonna come too soon.” - Eve 6. I’ve heard this song many times before, but it took me so long to finally understand the real meaning behind it. The last night I spent in Tucson before moving away to college has proved to be the most heartbreaking and bittersweet life experience I’ve ever had to endure, yet it is also my fondest

  • The Bittersweet Effects of the British Empire on India and Africa

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    Christopher North once said, “The sun never sets on the British Empire.” This famous quote is the perfect description of how the British Empire covered such a wide variety of areas in the world that there was always going to be a place that the sun was shining on that which the British inhabited. The British began to expand and colonize, like the Europeans started to do into the sixteenth century, in the seventeenth century. The British Empire continued to grow more and more and later developed into

  • The Bittersweet Experience of Completing Graduate School

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    Successful completion of graduate school is a momentous and joyous occasion. It is the moment a graduate student has been working towards throughout graduate school. What is important to remember is not all individuals who start graduate school will successfully complete their degree program. Individuals that are successful know how much work and effort was needed to graduate. Graduate students make personal sacrifices to continue their education. Attending graduate school comes with a high

  • Bittersweet: Unwrapping the Hidden Side of Chocolate

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    People have always had a sweet tooth. In the mid 17th century, the sugar cane was introduced to the New World by the Dutch, who, using slaves, seized this opportunity to make a profit in the British West Indies. Sugar, as well as slaves, played a vital role in the Atlantic Triangular Trade among the Americas, Europe and Africa. Slaves were the working force in this trade network because they harvested the cash crops that circulated around the Atlantic Ocean. A form of slavery very similar to those