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    My Life Beyond the Pale

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    My Life Beyond the Pale "Beyond the pale" was a phrase first used by the English Crown of the 1300's to describe the Irish countryside outside of Dublin's borders, i.e., English control. Even before then, and since, the Irish have continually struggled to define for themselves a cohesive national identity outside of that which was determined for them by colonists, or perhaps nowadays, tourists like myself. Therefore, a cautionary note: this brief essay contains no deep, penetrating insights into

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    Going Beyond the Pale with William Trevor In William Trevor’s short story ‘Beyond the Pale’, the reader is presented with a text that seethes with the angst of a writer whose country’s Colonial past has been gnawing on his bones. Although there is nothing unusual in this (especially in Irish writing), Trevor manages to fumble the ball in the course of his didactic strategy and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory: what should have been a successful indictment of British Colonial Rule in Ireland

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    Nabokov's Pale Fire

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    their writing. It has long been a struggle for many authors to find an equilibrium to his issue, wanting to write unique stories, yet, wanting to create something they know will be popular. Nabokov finds balance to this struggle in his novel, Pale Fire. Pale Fire, published seven years after Nabokov’s most well known title, Lolita, had a lot to live up to. Lolita was controversial yet, considered one of

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    King Lear’s Sins Pale in Comparison to those Committed Against Him King Lear commits several acts that are nearly unforgivable. Not only does he exile a trusted, loyal servant, he also banishes his own daughter. Cordelia, unable and unwilling to submit herself to the ridiculous game of her father, is sent off to France with his curses. His subsequent action - the division of the land between his two ungrateful daughters - is the final act, the final sin, and one that plunges the land

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    dreams contained symbols that were keys to understanding the subconscious and the current state of mind of the dreamer. (McLeod) Pale Hose, Pale Rider, is a short story written by Katherine Anne Porter, that delves into the idea that dreams and the symbols within the subconscious, can convey a person’s struggles of what is happening in the world around them. Pale Horse, Pale Rider tells the story of a young woman, during the bleak time in the United Sates, that not only saw the First World War, but

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    The Pale King

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    Kenneth ‘Type of Thing’ Hindle detaches a Memo 402-C(1) from a file. ‘Second Knuckle’ Bob McKenzie looks up briefly while turning a page. A yawn proceeds across Chalk’s row by unconscious influence (…) In order to understand the theme of boredom in The Pale King as well as its relationship with time, the excerpt above is probably the best example of time that stands still in this monument of adult boredom on Self Storage Parkway, Peoria, IL. On visual level, the text in the § 25 book was arranged in double

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    The Most Suitable Material for a Backpacker's Towel Chemistry: Data Analysis for the most suitable material for a backpacker’s towel. Method ====== In groups, we tested three different types of material (named pale blue, dark blue and brown) to find out which one would be more suitable as a backpacker’s towel. The criteria that would make a good backpacker’s towel would be aspects such as a low density, high absorpancy, rapid drying etc. We weighed the fabric before wetting it and

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    The Evolution of Skin Tanning

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    staple of the lower classes, tanned skinned also became associated with the destitute and unprosperous (BBC). Not only was dark skin undesirable, but people craved for pale skin. The relaxed elite wanted to show that they stayed indoors because of the needlessness to be outside in the sun doing any type of work of their own. Thus, pale skin became linked with the wealthy and high class (The Tanning Taboo). This lead to practices by the elite such as covering most of their body when they went swimming

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    The Leopard

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    variation in appearance and behavior. It is also the widest distributed of all the world’s wildcats. It’s coat color can vary from a pale yellow, to gold or a tawny color. It’s head and limbs and stomach are spotted with solid black blotches. Coat color and patterning are associated with it’s habitat. 1.     Savannah Leopards – Reddish to orange color 2.     Desert Leopards – Pale cream to a yellow-brown coloring, The ones from cooler regions a more grayish color. 3.     Rainforest Leopards – dark, deep

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    The German World of Disappointment

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    person, thing, place, or idea, disappointment can be the most devastating and hurtful feeling people face. Disappointment is an experience that the German people, especially, have had to live through. The German writer, Heinrich Boll, uses his story “Pale Anna” to illustrate the universal experience of disappointment, an experience his countrymen are very familiar with, through both literature and history. When a long-lost German soldier returns to his hometown five years after World War II has ended

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    legend

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    Once, long ago, the Onara tribe fled to what is now Treegap from yet another enemy that drove them out of their land. They were a peaceful people who didn’t believe in violence and were kind to all. They were used to being pushed around by other villages with weapons and a blood-thirsty nature, but this time was worse than others. They had settled on a fertile river bank, built strong, permanent homes and were very happy. One day however, the Dari tribe came to their spot, hungry for more land. They

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    Rapunzel

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    there she was amazed by the beauty of the plants that were planted in that garden. When she was looking at the bed full of the finest rampion, she could not resist from her mouth to eat them but she could not. As the days passed, she began to look pale and gloomy. Knowing that the wife looked different, the husband asked her. She replied that if she could not get to eat those rampion, she would die. Then her husband began to find way to get that rampion. So, did the wife get to make salad.. Next

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    Analysis of Sonnet 33 Full many a glorious morning I have seen Flatter the mountaintops with sovereign eye, Kissing with golden face the meadows green, Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy, Anon permit the basest clouds to ride With ugly rock on his celestial face And from the forlorn world his visage hide, Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace. Even so my sun one early morn did shine With all-triumphant splendor on my brow. But out, alack! he was but one hour mine, The region

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    Albinism

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    melanin during prenatal development. This can be inherited by an dominant or recessive trait. In complete albinism, there is lack of pigmentation in skin and hair, as well as in retinal and iris tissue; in incomplete albinism, skin and hair may vary from pale to normal; in ocular albinism, function may vary from norma to impaired. Impairments may involve the retina and iris. If a person has albinism then they usually have somewhere between 20/70 and 20/200 visual. Ty-Neg albinism or also called type 1A

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    In the story "Misery" by Anton Chekhov, I identified despair and misery as a theme. The surroundings amplify the sentiment of the main character, Iona Potapov. Cold and gray surrounds Iona Potapov and he is extremely miserable. Iona Potapov wants to speak to another human about his son's death but no one will listen. Failing to speak with any humans, Iona is resigned to speak with his horse. At the beginning of the story Anton Chekhov sets the environment for the story. "The twilight of

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    Potiphar's Wife: Joseph's First Love Potiphar’s wife as seen through the eyes of Guido Reni comes to life with her soft looking skin and tender face as she stares longingly up at Joseph. Then her figure falls back into the painting as her pale flesh tones coupled with swirling velvet garments around her body create a surreal setting. She is at once real and unreal. Her features are relaxed, but her intentions are aggressive. Potiphar’s wife embodies the mystery Reni saw in women, capable of being

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    Grapes Of Wrath

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    country and the dark red country began to disappear under a green cover”(3). His use of red and grey represent the slow wearing away of the land and its people. “The surface of the earth crusted, a thin hard crust, and as the sky became pale, so the earth became pale, pink in the red country, and white in the grey country.” This shows the way the earth was washed out and dimming under the abuse of the cotton farming, which stripped the land. Later in the story, Steinbeck continued his use of simple

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    Johnny Appleseed

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    weed-stalks by hand. Tough bushed, briars, and saplings he cut down with his hatchet, grubbed out the roots; and with his hoe he destroyed the inumberable cones of annuals that, pushing through the blanket of drifted leaves, ran up every rise in flickers of pale-green fire. The ground cleared over a fraction of an acre on the well-drained slope that faced westward toward the river, he raked it free of clods, opened orderly rows of trenches, and put in and covered up his seeds. Until his trees were in bearing

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    The first bell of the morning rings, shaking the stone of the underground city. I tug on a clean, ash-gray tunic, complete with golden embroideries to mark my status as a leader, with a yawn, climbing out of the niche I claim as a bed. Finger-combing my hair, I wrestle it into a braid and survey the Golden Hall. The rest of the Hall begins to stir around me. Someone adds fuel to the near-dead fire in the corner of the room; someone else puts dagger to sharpening-stone. Tired faces poke out of the

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    Tell Tale Heart

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    motive as stated by the narrator: "Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He had never wronged me....For his gold I had no desire. I think that it was his eye!" The narrator states that one of the old man's eyes was a pale blue color with a film over it, which resembled the eye of a vulture. Just the sight of that eye made the narrator's blood run cold, and as a result, the eye (and with it the old man) must be destroyed. Every night at midnight, the narrator went

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