Calm Essays

  • Peace and Calm in Today Will Be A Quiet Day

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

  • A Painful Lesson in Staying Calm

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    A Painful Lesson in Staying Calm Oh boy, was I ever furious! I was cursing up a storm! “Damn ball! Where the hell did it think it was going? Who the hell ever let me learn how to golf? They obviously were one damn stupid bastard to think I could ever golf!” I briskly stormed away from the tee-box, enraged that my ball was completely out of control as it had flown through the air a few minutes earlier. “Just go damnit! Hit your fricken ball!” I sounded like a small pathetic child yelling

  • Storm & Calm in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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    Wuthering Heights:   Storm & Calm The theme of Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, is a universe of opposing forces-storm and calm.  Wuthering Heights, the land of storm, is a sturdy house that is set up high on the windy moors, belonging to the Earnshaw family.  The house is highly charged with emotion of hatred, cruelty, violence, and savage love.  In comparison, Thrushcross Grange, the land of calm, is settled in the valley and is the residence of the genteel Lintons.  The same differences

  • The Calm Wendy Bird

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    Peter and Wendy written by J.M. Barrie is a classic tale of the adventures of the three young Darling siblings and Peter Pan, a magical boy from Neverland. Although this story originated as a novel, eventually several adaptations were created based on the story, which include Broadway plays, animated movies, television productions and more. Within the epic story of Peter Pan there is Wendy Darling, the eldest child of three, the only daughter of the Darling family and the leading lady in this tale

  • Importance of Setting in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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    Setting in Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights is a timeless classic in which Emily Brontë presents two opposite settings. Wuthering Heights and its occupants are wild, passionate, and strong while Thrushcross Grange and its inhabitants are calm and refined, and these two opposing forces struggle throughout the novel. Wuthering Heights is out on the moors in a barren landscape. Originally a farming household, it sits "[o]n that bleak hilltop [where] the earth was hard with a black

  • Observing Gender Communication Differences

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    woman at the Mall. She and a young man sitting directly across from each other were engaged in what was apparently a mutual flirting. But the younger man seemed much more confident and cocky than did the woman. For one thing, he was more relaxed and calm. The woman, however, kept her arms folded over a bag that she was holding on to very tightly. The woman also had a strong tendency to look down more often than the man. Although her admiration for him was obvious, she seemed to be trying hard to conceal

  • Code of Ethics

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    against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice. I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and to be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations

  • Guy de Maupassant

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    When death has once entered into a house, it almost invariably returns immediately, as if it knew the way, and the young woman, overwhelmed with grief, took to her bed and was delirious for six weeks. Then a species of calm lassitude succeeded that violent crisis, and she remained motionless, eating next to nothing, and only moving her eyes. Every time they tried to make her get up, she screamed as if they were about to kill her, and so they ended by leaving her continually in bed, and only taking

  • The Importance of Misunderstanding in Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

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    When he makes a speech to calm a disorderly group, he ends up unwittingly naming himself their leader, thus, changing a slightly rowdy group into a mob primed for racial rioting. How can someone's speech be manipulated into having a meaning the complete opposite of the original intent? The Invisible Man's audience decides that they are only willing to listen to a speaker presenting what they want to hear. Due to a handicap of inexperience in public speaking, his effort to calm the crowd is used by the

  • Ma Joad as Leader in The Grapes of Wrath

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    sufferings and frustrations of the Joad's journey. Ma knows that she is the backbone of the family, and that they will survive only if she remains calm. Ma keeps her self-control when Ruthie tells some children about Tom's secret. The family becomes nervous and enraged over the situation, but Ma restores order by handling the situation in a calm and collected manner. If Ma were to ever show fear, the family would most likely collapse. For, "Old Tom and the children could not know hurt or

  • Daffyd's Journey

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    twigs, and with an evil grin, blew him up. The old man sat up in his bed, waking with a start. For a moment, he was slightly disorientated. The adrenalin was still coursing through his body like a fire out of control. With a few breaths, he tried to calm himself. The old dream, he thought. I will never forget it, it will never let me out of its steely indifferent grasp. The veteran, who went by the name of David, was an old man now. His youth had deserted him, the war had aged him. He couldn't

  • A Trip to Appalachia Service Project

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    A Trip to Appalachia Service Project It was back in the summer of 2004 when all was calm. The trees filled w/ dry green leaves, the grass barely green as patches of yellowness overcame its dried burned look, dandelions arose in monstrous amounts as the white cotton-like blooms of a dandelion flutter in the midst of an arid breeze, and visions of heat waves could clearly be noticed along a paved street on a clear afternoon. Yep, this truly was mid summer. But I do prefer summer over winter any

  • A Critique of Bush's Speeches after September 11

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    A Critique of Bush's Speeches after September 11 After the terrorists attacks on September eleventh, President Bush had to prepare himself to address the nation with intensions to calm the United States citizens and give them some answers. The President had many speeches in the week after this happened and some words he used were not as concise as they could have been. These words and phrases are his attempts to comfort the United States people but only anger the terrorists he has declared war

  • Compare and Contrast

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    the good part of the story begin, yes the start of this story was a bit slow but once the game starts it is hard to stop reading. The simularities were the moods of the main characters during the story, the sniper and Sanger Rainsford were both very calm even when their situations turned for the worst. The Most Dangerous Game takes place for the most part on the island that Sanger Rainsford ends up on after facing the ocean current. Outdoors in the jungle is where all the action took place. The Sniper

  • Nature's Image

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    the rocks and trees. The reference domain of the picture is passive, beautiful, quiet, natural, and pure. The image in the calendar gives the people that have it in their home or office a chance to escape the materialistic and busy life to a clean, calm, and peaceful setting. Today our cultureís basis is one of a very materialistic and economic standing. This calendar photograph allows one to visit a nostalgic, untouched place that does not exist in todayís culture. This pastoral image tries to romanticize

  • Salems Lot and The Shining

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    Hitchcocks The Birds is an excellent example of this. He takes normal situation with normal birds and turns them into killers. As the birds gather behind one unsuspecting victim, only the audience is allowed to see the impending danger. The woman is calm and collected as she waits on the bench. Hitchcock adds a little scare music and the woman suddenly realizes she is being watched. She whips around in horror and the birds are there ready to attack. This scfene is not a common occurance, but to an

  • Universal Truth in Shakespeare's King Lear

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    emotional shrouds and melted the ice that covers his heart. In Act 5, scene 3 lines 9-20, Lear explains how he and Cordelia will spend their time while imprisoned by Edmund - not burning with vitriolic hatred, but enveloped in an almost joyous sense of calm. He and his daughter will "sing like birds i' the cage" (5.3.10). This passage reflects Lear's resting point in the great journey of the play. First he was constrained by foolish pride, then overtaken with insanity. After emerging from this period

  • Supernatural in Shakespeare's Macbeth - The Naturally Supernatural

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    took over MacBeth’s emotions and fears. For example in the opening scene witches are used  to create an atmosphere of horror and suspense. Later in the scene  the ghost of Banquo appears at the dinner table and drives Macbeth mad. His wife try's to calm him but she can't and Macbeth has the people at the table getting awfully suspicious. Again we see it when Macbeth saw the dagger, he is seeing things due to guilt. The witches foresaw what happened through the play by telling Macbeth his future as

  • Humorous Wedding Speech – Reasons I Admire the Groom

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    it easier just to read the speech word for word. In fact, I’ve practiced it almost daily for about a week and a half now, so that I know it very well. It’s a tip that I read in a book about public speaking. I’ve also been drinking profusely to help calm my pre-speech nerves. I made that tip up myself. Laughter Yes, I am a little nervous about being the best man. But I am more bothered with the title of 'best man'. Saying that I'm the best man is saying quite a bit. If I'm the best man, why is

  • The Crucible and The Witch Hunt

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    The Crucible  and The Witch Hunt Rush's Witch Hunt song states "The mob moves like demons possessed/ Quiet in conscience, calm in their right/ Confident their ways are best." However, in Arthur Miller's work The Crucible, Mary Warren states "The Devil is loose in Salem, Mr. Proctor, we must discover where he's hiding" (Miller 59). Rush's remark shows the irony in Mary Warren's statement through the description that the accusers "move like demons." Although, Mary's statement is ironic, it