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  • Nuns Offer Clues to Alzheimer's Disease

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    Pam Belluck’s article entitled “Nuns Offer Clues to Alzheimer’s and Aging” focuses on the lives of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and a scientific experiment called the Nun Study. The Nun Study intends to find clues and answers about who gets Alzheimer’s disease and why. For fifteen years, these nuns have been tested on their ability to memorize, their strength, and even their genes have been analyzed. Dr. Snowdon’s research has theorized that a positive emotional state of mind earlier in life

  • Description, Visual and Auditory Clues, and Imagery in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, By Hemingway

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    Description, Visual and Auditory Clues, and Imagery in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place "Each night I am reluctant to close up because there may be some one who needs the café (251)." The waiter who speaks these words, in a Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway, realizes that his café is more than just a place to eat and drink. The main character of this story is an elderly, deaf man who spends every evening at the same café until it closes. Setting is used to help the reader understand the

  • No Clue

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    I got out of my car and I immediately felt the cool, brisk, autumn wind pounding at my face. As I battled my way towards the entrance, my cheeks and ears were slowly turning pink and beginning to feel a little numb. This was an immense thirty-six-story building, fronted with tall glass doors, which loomed in front of me; I pushed open the doors, took out my pass and slotted it into the scanner. There was a moment's pause before a green light appeared followed by an audible beep. "Good morning

  • Intuition in A Jury of Her Peers

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    intuition, illustrating that Minnie Wright is more fairly judged by "a jury of her peers." "A Jury of Her Peers" first uses irony to illustrate the contrast between male and female intuition when the men go to the farmhouse looking for clues to the murder of John Wright, but it is the women who find them. In the Wright household, the men are searching for something out of the ordinary, an obvious indication that Minnie has been enraged or provoked into killing her husband. Their intuition

  • Comparing Journeys in Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49

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    brilliant use of detail and word plays blur the lines between the two. The main factor in this journey is chaos, here referred to by its’ more scientific name entropy. Oedipa and the reader get lost in a system of chaos and the task of deciphering the clues within the intricate system. The reader has no choice but to become part of this system through cleverly employed tactics Pychon uses to draw one in. The uncertainty and complication of the mystery are the devices typically used to bring a character

  • The Occult in A Tale of the Ragged Mountains

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    specific way; as he puts it, "Poe himself wove a web for the purpose of unraveling." He believes that Poe set up a series of clues to guide the reader through the story. So, first the reader gets a "scientific" explanation of the events that seem supernatural, which is then followed by a "psychological" explanation (which is the opposite of the scientific facts). The final clue is the reader discovering that this tale is very similar ...

  • The Impact of Television on Society

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    medium that can be passively consulted for clues to our personal identities? What is the nature of the interaction that people have with television? The act of watching television highlights a number of phenomena that explain the culture of television. The key players are the programs on TV and the viewers, the latter creating a need for the former. After all, television would have no place in a world with no viewers. Television is a profound clue in to the inter-workings of the larger culture

  • Comparing Fuentes’ Aura and Ligotti’s The Last Feast of Harlequin

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    deeper into this collective mind and speculate about the meaning of a particular work, it can give you something more. I believe that by using these techniques you also get a better glimpse into the main character’s state of mind. It also gives you clues as to is going on ‘behind the scenes’ that will affect the character’s mental state. The texts I chose for this essay are Fuentes’ Aura and Thomas Ligotti’s The Last Feast of Harlequin. Both are dark tales that are full of symbolism. Interpreting

  • The Media as an Agent in Socialization

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    program called “Dora the explorer”. Children can learn to speak Spanish and also do things such as singing, standing up and pronouncing words in English. On the same channel, there is also a program called “Blue’s Clues”. In this program, children learn how to think, sing and discover clues. When children watch these programs, they are not the same people anymore because they can become more

  • Hitchcock’s Work at an Auteur in his Movie, Vertigo

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    and another painting on the left side, which is visually pleasing to the eye of the audience. The use of red and green not only adds a visual effect as well, but later serves as a clue that Madeline is not actually dead, when the women who looks like her is wearing a green dress. Hitchcock has a way of throwing clues in the face of the spectator, yet still allows some room for the spectator to find their own less obvious details. In the same museum scene, Hitchcock shows the viewer exactly what

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