Disappearance Essays

  • Harold Holt Disappearance

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    friends and bodyguards remaining on the beach, despite having medical issues, and disappeared. The mystery of Harold Holt's disappearance has sparked multiple theories, like a drowning accident, cheating on his wife, committing suicide, and even disappearing in a Chinese submarine, and it is still mystifying people around the world. The first theory of Harold Holt's disappearance was that he drowned by accident. Harold Holt had several medical problems and the doctors had advised him to stay away from

  • Examples Of Forced Disappearances In Pakistan

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    Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan “Under international law, a state commits an enforced disappearance when its agents take a person into custody and then deny holding the person, or conceal or fail to disclose the person’s whereabouts” (“Pakistan Urged…”). Pakistan has been abducting people who protest or who are not the same religion as others from their homes and taking them from their family. When someone is abducted in most cases they are tortured and never seen again. It has become a serious

  • Explanations of the Strange Disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle

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    A skeptic once argued “trying to find a common cause for every Bermuda Triangle disappearance is no more logical than trying to find a common cause for every automobile accident in Arizona” (“Bermuda Triangle”). Although some theories may be more plausible than others, this is implying that there is not one single explanation of these disappearances. While some researchers propose far-fetched theories, historical events as well as scientific observation and experimentation show many reasonable explanations

  • Charles Berlitz's The Disappearance Of Flight 19: Analysis

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    Charles Berlitz was considered the “father of the Bermuda Triangle” (Dunning, 2014) when he wrote his book The Bermuda Triangle in 1974. He believed that the strange disappearance of Flight 19 was subject to supernatural events and was a promoter of abnormal phenomenons occurring in the Bermuda Triangle. While Kusche did look into Berlitz’s writings to debunk the theories, he also did a thorough examination of the lead

  • Anasazi

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    Disappearance of the Anasazi civilization Summary The Anasazi civilization was a wonderment of there time. They were far ahead of any Indian civilization of that time era. They were cliff-dwelling people who where very knowledgeable in architecture, astronomy, and farming. They had built houses on the sides of cliffs that were more then 5 stories tall with plenty of space and even had religious meeting areas. They had a system for tracking the movement of the sun and the moon and also created a calendar

  • The Political Performance of Motherhood: Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo

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    systematically abducted by the government in order to eliminate all opposition to the regime. These "disappearances," which the dictatorship never admitted to committing, happened across class and age lines, but most of the kidnapped were young students and blue-collar workers. Despite the fact that associations and meetings of any kind were forbidden, a group of housewife mothers decided to protest the disappearance of their children. They began to gather every Thursday afternoon at the same time in the main

  • Tribulation Force

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    there struggle to survive. The book’s main characters are Rayford Steele, Chloe Steele, Buck Williams, and Bruce Barnes. Rayford Steele is a PAN-continental airline pilot. Rayford lost is wife and son in the disappearance (the rapture). Rayford was on his way to Israel when the disappearance took place. When he was on the plane he met Buck Williams, a newspaper journalist. They became fast friends. Chloe Steele, Rayford ‘s daughter, is a collage student at Stanford University. She has moved back

  • Marianne Villanueva's Siko and Silence

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    culture in the beginning of the story when the author is describing how villagers felt about the disappearance of the main character Aling Saturnina and her daughter Ana. How the villagers avoided to talk to journalist or even avoided discussing among themselves about the disappearance of a neighbor. In line 16 "The villagers don't like to talk about the events that led to Aling Saturnina's disappearance" (Siko,Geri&Mei, Stories about us, P.483). This quote indicates to me that the culture this short

  • Premonitions

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    since before her mother died. She never knows if she is seeing the past, the present, or the future. But she did see Emily. Gracie did not know where or when the premonition took place, but she felt the fear in Emily’s body. No news of Emily’s disappearance goes on for days, but as the days go on, Gracie sees a premonition here and there. A waterfall here, a passing light there, but they make no sense. Gracie goes to a computer camp where Emily was supposed to register. She has a feeling that there

  • Books are not Dying

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    are dying, it compares with new technology. In similar manner, when television was invented people thought that the radio will diminished. The body of the essay consist nine paragraphs. The first paragraph of the body talks about people thinks “disappearance of books”(par2). As well as in our society no one reads book any more. In the second paragraph of the body, people are confused in “clouded direction of culture” (par3). Furthermore, the co-operations want to buy publishers because the books are

  • OLD GRINGO

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    else for that matter. Nevertheless, Bierce probably did see Marfa, Texas, one time. It was from a train coach window as he passed through on his way to El Paso during November. Certainly, he never returned. The most rational explanation for the disappearance of Bierce is that he came north with Villa, arrived near Ojinaga on January 9, and was either slain during the battle on January 10 or that he died of natural causes sometime during that entire time frame. There is even a small piece of information

  • The Family Reunion

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    desire to have Harry take over the role as head of the household.  It's an anticipated return, one that they all have been waiting for.  There are concurrent plots threading through the work, such as the mystery involving his own father's death and disappearance, Harry's schizophrenia and Mary's return to the family as well as her inability to leave. In Scene II of "The Family Reunion", Mary and Harry meet in the drawing room, waiting for the family dinner (reunion) to begin.  Mary & Harry are second

  • Wendell Berry's Another Turn of the Crank

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    widened the scope of associational activities. But it has done so largely at the expense of the intimacy and directness of communal group interests and activities." (Freedom and Culture, pp. 159-160) The context of the present discussion is the disappearance of agrarian communities throughout America and, hence, the death of agrarian culture. Forest culture has been another victim. Part of this story is about access to fresh, healthy foods and good local timber. But most of the story is about much

  • Postmodernism and the commodification of art

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    Postmodern Methodology is Hypocrisy “What is striking is precisely the degree of consensus in postmodernist discourse that there is no longer any possibility of consensus, the authoritative announcements of the disappearance of final authority and the promotion and recirculation of a total and comprehensive narrative of a cultural condition in which totality in no longer thinkable.” So there is a consensus that there is no consensus, an authority saying there is no final authority and a totalizing

  • The Years of Plague by F. F. Cartwright

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    following centuries. He also provides a detailed discussion of the causes, occurrence, and disappearance of plague, effectively debunking the myth that the Great Fire of London in 1666 led to its disappearance in Britain. He concludes on a sobering note, observing that eight centuries lay between the Justinian plague and the outbreak of the Black Death in Europe, yet it is only three centuries since the disappearance of plague in Europe. Thus, he reminds us that, though plague seems a long distant disease

  • The Myth of Sisyphus

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    reasons why he became the futile laborer of the underworld. To begin with, he is accused of a certain levity in regard to the gods. He stole their secrets. Aegina, the daughter of Aesopus, was carried off by Jupiter. The father was shocked by that disappearance and complained to Sisyphus. He, who knew of the abduction, offered to tell about it on condition that Aesopus would give water to the citadel of Corinth. To the celestial thunderbolts he preferred the benediction of water. He was punished for this

  • Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death

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    at how these 2 news stations covered the very same story in completely different ways. Fox News, with their conservative bias, continuously eluded, during the coverage of the Chandra Levy case, that Gary Condit played some role in Chandra’s disappearance. In many numerous televised announcements and news articles released since the day that Chandra was declared missing, Fox News repeatedly kept referring to Condit for more information (Fox News' Kelly O. Beaucar, foxnews.com 5/23/01). And also

  • The Identity of Thomas Pynchon

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    Identity of Thomas Pynchon The identity of Thomas Pynchon is as elusive as the sticky, complex webs of meaning woven into his prose. As America's most "famous" hidden author, Pynchon produces works which simultaneously deal with issues of disappearance and meaning, of identity and nothingness in a fashion that befuddles some and delights others. He speaks to the world from his invisible pulpit, hiding behind a curtain of anonymity that safely disguises his personality from the prying eyes

  • The Hero in The Stranger by Albert Camus

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    The Hero in Camus’s The Stranger (The Outsider) Certain novels include a character who, based solely on his actions, would appear to be evil, but in an in-depth examination, can be seen in a different, more sympathetic light. The character Meursault, in Albert Camus’s The Stranger, is notable for this description. While his murderous crime and indifference to emotions make him seem to be cretinous, his dramatic transformation at the end of the story make us feel for him. When he finally grasps the

  • Rates of Reaction Experiment

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    Rates of Reaction Experiment Rate of reaction means the rate of formation of a product/disappearance of a reactant, this is useful because we can time the different concentrations reacting with the acid, and give each of them a rate, based on the formula rate = 1/time. Rate of reaction is what we use to measure how quickly a reaction takes to reach a certain point in the reaction in this case it is when it gets to certain cloudiness. In this investigation, we will need to measure the