Loser Essays

  • The Shipping News

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    transition that Quolyle, Bunny’s father, experiences. Quoyle is nowhere it seems, until he finally arrives somewhere meaningful. The transformation is a lot about getting over the loss of his wife, Petal, but also much about getting over himself as a loser and getting to a place of contentedness and confidence. Quoyle’s life rides on waves – some small that are body-surfing-like, others that are huge and tumultuous that crash onshore with Tsunami-like devastation. Eventually, he manages to find a place

  • Creating Madness in The Yellow Wallpaper

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    implies she is sick, his behavior becomes more and more parental and authoritarian. Under this guise he slowly disintegrates any resemblance of an adult wife he had. At the end he's victorious because he does beget a child. Simultaneously, he's a loser because the behavior of this childlike being mirrors his own attitude toward his wife: she's defiant and assertive and runs right over him. The tables have reversed. In the beginning of the story, John laughs at her feelings about the queerness

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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    to the Green Chapel to face the Green Knight. The host comments on the fact that he has tested Gawain twice and is quite impressed with his performance. The host then tells Gawain about the third test. In the test, the winner will take all, and the loser takes nothing. Gawain thinks this is all just a game and doesn't realize that it is actually a test. Sir Gawain later decides that he will stay, after learning from the host that the Green Chapel is not too far away from the castle. He has some more

  • Deviant Behavior

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    religious beliefs and practices don’t agree with those of some other members of our society; it could be that they would regard us as too religious or not religious enough. For some people we may be too liberal, too conservative, or too much of a loser. Does someone else consider us too short or tall, too plain of exotic, to thin or heavy, too dark or to light skinned? The number of possible ways that what we believe, or do or are, could be judged negatively by others is infinite. This means that

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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    comments, to make people think he is a suave, witty guy. Harry is a kind of loser that could be well liked if he did not try as hard for people's friendship and respect. Harry got into a fight with "Gay" Perry Vanshrike, the private detective, on the roof top of his hotel. Perry told Harry that he was not Harry's friend, and the entire time, Harry thought the two of them were friends. Harry is viewed as kind of a loser in L.A. and no matter how hard he tried to be "cool" or fit in, no one wanted

  • Shel Silverstein

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    Silverstein. His writing encompasses a broad range of styles, from adult to children’s, comical to unusual. One of his most common styles was that of fantasy: actions and events that cannot logically happen. This style was evident in his works, the Loser, Thumb Face, Warning, Squishy Touch, and Skin Stealer. Through the description of these absurd circumstances, Silverstein was able to entertain readers of all ages. 	In Sely Friday’s reference to a biography, Shel Silverstein was quoted as saying

  • Masculinity, Violence, and the American Sports Culture

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    self-image wherein they value themselves more or less depending on these achievements (Messner, 24). Young boys can learn priceless lessons and acquire life skills from early experiences in athletics. Concepts like, teamwork, cooperation, being a good loser, and respecting your competition are integral to sports participation. There are, howev... ... middle of paper ... ...ts heroes should be those who display the work ethic, success, and incredible performance through exemplary moral means. The macho

  • Eliminating Losers

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    Right, Eliminating Losers & A**holes Introduction The dating scene is full of men who are ready to mingle with any woman willing to reciprocate. Some of these guys are cool but others are deceptive assholes. Avoiding these assholes altogether and choosing the right man can be a pain in the butt, but can be accomplished with a little bit of work. Dodging all the manipulative tactics that some losers try to execute can be a time-consuming process, but it's well worth the effort. Losers can suck up considerable

  • Free Narrative Essays - The All-Star Baseball Team

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    The All-Star Baseball Team Several summers ago, I made my first All-Star baseball team for a local little league. When I heard that I was picked, I was overwhelmed with happiness. A lot of my friends and teammates in years past had made the team, but never me. I was finally selected by the head coach of the All-Star team, and considered it quite an honor. Although I was on the team, I was the only one who had never been an All-Star. I spent most of the tournament on the bench. But there

  • The Evolution of Jousting

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    The Evolution of Jousting Picture, if you will, a knight in shining armor charging on his noble steed down the open stretch toward his enemy. From his great helm, (Jousting Helmet) a detachable sleeve whips in the wind at approximately 30 miles per hour. Just before the two knights meet, they each brace themselves for the impact they know awaits them. The wood splinters fly, and one of the knights is knocked from his steed, spilling his life's blood on the ground. Jousting was a medieval

  • William Golding's Lord of the Flies: The Joy of Hating Piggy

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    William Golding's Lord of the Flies: The Joy of Hating Piggy In many novels there's usually a character the reader loves to hate. Whether that character be a loser, a loner, or someone who's just chubby, we all have made fun of that particular person at least once in our lives. Throughout William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, he illustrates the joy of readers in hating Piggy's character. In the beginning of the novel, when Ralph meets Piggy after the plane crash, Piggy regretfully

  • Robert Hunter

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    uses is the gambling theme. The poems "Candyman" and "Loser" exemplify this motif the best: Come on boys and gamble Roll those laughing bones. Seven come eleven, boys I'll take your money home. 	--"Candyman" Last fair deal in the country, sweet Suzy Last fair deal in the town. Put your gold money where your love is, baby, Before you let my deal go down. 	--"Loser" Both are about professional gamblers, and both (especially "Loser") carry overtones of trouble and treachery. The following

  • Win - Lose Outcome in Negotiations

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    one side is perceived as having done significantly better at the expense of the other side. For this assignment I am writing my personal experience which end up with a win – lose outcome (on this case, the other guy was the winner, and I was the loser). This happened to me about one month ago, when I decided to sell one of my two cars. I took the decision to sell my car for two reasons: first, owning a second car was just increasing my expenses, and second, I needed money to go on vacation to Peru

  • Free Music Allowed on the Internet?

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    not approve of this and are taking the websites to court, saying that it is copyrighted, and that they do not have the permission to be using it. Napster is an example of what will happen. In Jon Pareles's article, "Envisaging the Industry as the Loser on Napster," he says how Napster had to stop letting users copy recordings that copyright holders did not want shared. The Recording Industry Association of America sued Napster and forced the website to shut down. The thing that they are n... .

  • The Ultimate Fighter

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    teams. Each team had an even number of people from each weight class. The teams compete against each other in events such as obstacle courses, etc. The winning team gets to pick a person from their team to fight a team member from the other team. The loser has to pack his bags and head home. If a team becomes uneven, individuals are moved to other teams to even them out. This show allows people to socialize with each other since they do live together. The teams usually stick together in the house. The

  • How To Play Asshole

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    that their position can be determined. However, if one of the players involved in a second drawing happens to draw a card higher than the card that of the President that player doesn’t become President. They assume the position in question and the loser of the draw-off takes the position below that person. Players occupying positions falling between VP and Asshole are known as common people, but they may choose titles as well. Some of them are as follows: Secretary, Sergeant at Arms, Speaker of the

  • The Winners And The Losers

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    The Winners and The Losers Throughout history there has been a disconnect between, countries who have mass amounts of impoverished people and those other countries who have an ample amount of resources at their disposal leaving countries desperate. No matter how much the world attempts to create a free and fair trade system, there will always be winners and losers because we live in a capitalistic society, where competition is a major deciding factor in everyone’s life. The advantage of living in

  • Participation Losers

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    Participation trophies give a false feeling of equality. They make kids think they don’t have to try to win. They aren’t taught that they have to earn things because everything is being handed to them. Participation trophies are something for weak losers that never learned that they needed to actually win something to be rewarded. Not everybody can win, and that isn’t being made clear to those who aren't really winning. With no competitive nature, no desire to be the best, and no real experience with

  • Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time

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    In Woman on the Edge of Time, Piercy uses language to create the idea of a climb toward knowledge and the discovery of an unknown truth that will save the present. With the help of Luciente, Connie will rise up from the dystopia, New York, to the utopia, Mattapoisett. Piercy continually alludes traveling north or ascending.  “Mariana had been uprooted from a village near Namiquipa, Los Calcinados, and migrated with her family to Texas to work in the fields…When Connie was seven, they moved to Chicago…”

  • short story

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    was reading …water had turned a deep golden color, and then red, purple, when she was suddenly startled by someone who knocked over her cappuccino. Without even looking to see who did it she blabbed out, “Look! You need to watch where you’re going, Loser.” Carissa looked up and suddenly felt her heart sink and her face turn as red as an apple. It was Chase, and before she could even begin to apologize, he jumped in saying, “Oh, damn. Hey, umm, it’s Carissa, right? I’m so sorry, I was totally zoned