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    But some believed that closing the door to the west opened the door to the east, the modern frontier. Fredrick Jackson Turner argued that there are key characteristics of the American culture, which can be contributed to the frontier, such as: the tendency for mobility, materialism and wastefulness, and optimism. Turner made his opinions clear in the thesis to his paper, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History.” Many of these attributes of the American culture can be seen in some of

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    Dreams of Trespass: Defining the Frontier In Fatima Mernissi’s widely acclaimed book Dreams of Trespass, the storyline weaves around the tale of a young girls’ life in a traditional Moroccan harem that is as much enchanting as it is disparaging. As we follow the young girl from day to day and experience all the little trivialities of her life, we notice that she is quite a precocious little child. She is constantly questioning, in fact, her mother and aunts constantly tell her that she should

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    undertook to force upon his subjects a new religion, one contrary to their ancient traditions and to all their familiar habits. It was a strict monotheism, the first attempt of its kind in the history of the world, as far as we know; and religious intolerance, which was foreign to antiquity before this and for long after, was inevitably born with the belief in one god. But Amenhotep’s reign lasted only for seventeen years; very soon after his death in 1358 B.C. the new religion was swept away and the memory

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    has on the way individuals view themselves, and how this relates to the growth of postmodernist thinking. According to Turkle, the rapid expansion of network technology, specifically the Internet, is responsible for introducing millions of people to new spaces and ways of interactivity with one another. This revolutionary method for relating to others is swiftly changing how we view our minds, our sexual interactions, the forms of our communities, and even our own identities (Turkle 9). In the excerpts

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    Frontier Turner Analysis

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    that the frontier is disappearing. The 1890 Census explicitly states that “Up to and including 1880 the country had a frontier of settlement, but at present the unsettled area has been so broken into by isolated bodies of settlement that there can hardly be said to be a frontier line….[the frontier’s extent] can not therefore have a place in the census reports”. Turner’s essay is sparked by this statement because he does not want the frontier to disappear, since he believes that the frontier has given

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    both the rapidly changing geographical frontiers of America, and the accompanying shift of social, political, religious and cultural boundaries. The Pequod's world is governed by laws other than those of the American mainland. Figuratively situated at the frontier of the New World, the ship evokes the mythic American pioneer with the independent spirit, aggression and courage to wrench a nation from the wilderness. Melville lays out a version of the frontier myth that sees redefinition of national

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    The Pros and Cons of Open Source

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    paper, I hope to shed some light on the use of open source and how beneficial it truly can be to a company. Open source software and code can be a wonderful and vastly useful tool. In today’s programming world, there is not much left in terms of new frontiers of programming. Most of the algorithms that programmers need have already been written. Why spend the time to rewrite a complicated algorithm or function when it has already been done and free for you to use? Luckily, other programmers have generously

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    The west gave chances for women to develop, challenge their skills, test new talents, and to broaden the scope of their home and community service. Most women, who traveled to the western frontier, went out of necessity, looking for husbands (if single) and new opportunities. Women were tasked with having to do mens work as they traveled to get to the western frontier. After the women arrived on the west side they found in many ways the hardship was not over, but had just begun. Not every woman who

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    Road Construction in the Amazon

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    rain forest, it is very unlikely that paved roads and highways will come to the imagination. Unfortunately, in the past 35 years road construction has been the main reason for the deforestation in Brazil's Amazon basin. In an effort to expand its frontiers and develop economically the impenetrable areas of the country, Brazil's government has launched a series of projects aimed at improving the infrastructure in the Amazon region. This included mainly the building of big transport arteries such as

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    The frontier theory created by Frederick Jackson Turner accurately summarizes not only the advances that were made within the American lifestyle, but points out how the American Identity and the future of the nation was forever changed through the events of Westward Expansion. This thesis successfully creates the image of the “Wild West”, utilizing imagery such as cowboys, robberies, Indians, and much more. What can be easily overlooked is that many of the myths and stereotypes associated with the

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