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    Rumors

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    Rumor Rumors can be passed easily and are spread on an everyday basis. A rumor is like gossip; some of it true or untrue, and it is passed around by word of mouth. Most rumors start off being true, then when it is being passed from one person to the other, it starts becoming untrue because some people forget details, add new information in, or just change the whole story around. In the rumor experiment conducted in class, a story was told to one person out of four. The first person had to repeat

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    Rumors

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    Neil Simon's farce, Rumors, gives readers an in-depth look at the lives of ten wealthy individuals attending a dinner party. In an attempt to stay within the social crown, the characters start unsubstantiated rumors about their friends in an attempt to make themselves look better. The hosts of the party, Ken Gorman, and his wife Chris must cover up the fact that a friend of theirs, Charley Brock, has been shot in the ear lobe. They do not know how he got shot, but they decide that he must have tried

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    Why Rumors Spread

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    What makes a rumor spread so fast and keep spreading? A rumor is information or a story that is passed from person to person but has not been proven to be true (Rumor). There have been many studies on why rumors spread. Rumors can be spread in ways such as person to person, and virtually. The reason why rumors are spread is a broader topic. Researchers believe that a great deal of rumors spread because of anxiety and fear. There are also ways to prevent rumors. Rumors are very powerful if not stopped

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    The Understanding of a Rumor Synopsis. One of the more interesting readings in Behrens and Rosen’s Wrting and Reading Across the Curriculum was “A Psychology of Rumor” By Robert H. Knapp. His major point was the understanding of the process and the reasoning behind rumors. A rumor can be classified as a special case of informal social communications that include myth, legend, and current humor. Rumors have three basic characteristics to them. The first is mode transmission which is usually done

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    A Rumor of War

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    In A Rumor of War, Philip Caputo informs the struggles he experienced in Vietnam. During his involvement in the war, Caputo is conflicted with his personal identity and finding the meaning of war. With his desire to prove himself a man and the influence of Kennedy’s challenge to “ask what you can do for your country,” he enlisted in the military (p.xiv). Although Caputo describes his excitement for standing up for his country, he warns the reader to not be fooled by the romance of war. War is death

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    known movie stars, Emma Stone, her stardom. Second, although the movie is very controversial due to the sexual context, it has some valuable life lessons. I will be discussing three major conflicts that occur in the movie that include the spread of rumors, the consequences of lying and how exonerating the truth isn’t always easy. The first conflict begins when Olive (Emma Stone) and her friend Rhiannon are in the bathroom and Olive lies about losing her virginity. Rhiannon is the (1) support leader

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    Attention Deficit Disorder

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    shown to be untrue; however, there are still many misconceptions and rumors about the causes of A.D.D., which limit the general understanding of the disorder. The topic of A.D.D. is of great interest to me since two of my siblings have been diagnosed with the disorder. This first assignment has given me the opportunity to explore the causes and the many faces of A.D.D. I found myself to be one of many people who believed many rumors and misconceptions to be true about A.D.D. as well as learning about

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    his name (and remember! only "name" at this point)] which one? Second Quatrain "Naming thy name": naming from the stories that have been told about this person, such as rumors. (For instance, not too far from this example, somebody you have never met, but the name is known by you, is regarded as a whore. Whether this rumor is true or not, this idea will be attached to the person who has this name. Same idea here). Line 8, depending on punctuation, can be read one of two ways (more duality!): if

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    The Great Gatsby

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    only did so much for him. Gatsby ended up living a life of lies because of his hidden identity. Nobody really knew Gatsby. So in the absence of peoples knowledge, they conjured up rumors. "One time he killed a man who found out he was a nephew of von Hindenburg and second to the devil"(65). These were just some of the rumors about Gatsby. Some believed he was a German spy, while others thought he was a war hero. These were things he had to go through to reach his ultimate goal in life, which was to

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    Hearts of Darkness

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    say but I listened and didn't even say hello to them. After a few days I became curious about why she had said to stay away from the guys in the kitchen. I asked around and heard a lot of rumors about sexual harassment. I decided to say hello to some of the Hispanic men anyway and not listen to the rumors. I wanted to find out firsthand if they were true. The first man I saw was short with dark, shoulder-length hair. I said hello and he replied with a shy Hola. When I saw the next man, I said

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