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    The Gambino Crime Family

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    rule he, and many other crime families, ran into a pretty large roadblock. As Gambino was being sworn in as leader of the Cosa Nostra, President Elect John Fitzgerald Kennedy, a man who had “sworn to destroy people like him and rid the nation of the scourge of organized crime” had also been sworn in”(Davis 87). The Kennedy brothers, with Robert as head of the McClellan Committee, was the first time that the executive branch of the government directly went after organized crime. Before Kennedy, presidents

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    Sins In Hester Prynne

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    Throughout the course of the novel, Hester Prynne and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale have displayed distinct approaches pertaining to dealing with their sins. While Hester is more comfortable in doing so, Dimmesdale is frantic and cautious, resulting in a life of misery. Dimmesdale is faced with more of a decision because he does not bear a child making it unquestionable as Hester does. Hester is more open with confronting her sin that leads to a more honest life, where Dimmesdale keeps private of his

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    As a member of the teaching and learning department, I feel that education is one of the fundamental needs of our youth. I stand behind the recent concerns the media has had for those who have experienced bullying whether it be physical or emotional. When I first started school, the only place I had access to a computer was at school or a local library. Due to technological advances, modern youth have access to social media where they are exposed to another form of bullying that threatens their

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    Terrorist is a novel by John Updike written in 2006. Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, the main character in the story, was instructed in the Muslim faith ever since he was a child of eleven by the Iman Shaikh Rashid, originally from Yemen. The words and teachings of the Qur’an and his devotion to Allah become the centre of Ahmad’s young life which incidentally, lacks all parental guidance. After he graduates from secondary school he gets a job as a truck driver for Excellency Furnishing Stores where he meets

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    Frankenstein

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    “‘Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow’” (35), warns Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s, Frankenstein. Looking back on his life, Victor believes that all his misfortunes—the death of his innocent family and friends and his own maladies—stem from the knowledge he acquired at Ingolstadt

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    Standardized Tests Are Ineffective

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    Standardized tests are unnecessary because they are excruciating to the minds of many innocent students. Each year, the tests get tougher and stricter until the students cannot process their own thoughts. The tests become torturous to the minds of those only starting in the world of tests. The students already battling in the war are continuing to fall deeper and deeper into the world of uncreativity and narrowness. As the walls narrow in on them, they are lost and unable to become innovative thinkers

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    “Pride and Prejudice”, is a novel which explores the huge chasm between love and marriage in Georgian England. Jane Austen’s presentation of passion and matrimony reiterates the fact that marriage is a “business arrangement”. Austen uses irony to make fun of polite society in this satire and Austen also emphasizes the point that social hierarchy dictates whom you can marry. The pressures of men and women in Georgian England are revealed through her exploration of the aristocracy’s prejudice against

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    In the 16th century English morality play “Everyman” who’s author is unknown. Everyman has an encounter with death who reminds him who his maker is and that it is time to make a reckoning of his good and bad deeds. He realizes that salvation lies in his hands, and that it is a personal decision that only he can make. One senses the desperation in the heart of Everyman, having realized that his life was blackened with sin; he strives to change the black he has accumulated in the “book of counts” and

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    The Reluctant Fundamentalist's American Dream

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    ” (Hamid 167). Changez knows that the American dream had failed for him, despite all the work he put into it. Works Cited • Hamid, Mohsin. The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Orlando: Harcourt, 2007. Print. • Herd, Sandra. "Scorched by the Scourge of Post-9/11 Racism." Interview. NBC News. N.p., 2006. Web. 8 Apr. 2014. • CHANDRA, ABHIMANYU. "Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid." The Yale Review of International Studies RSS. N.p., Aug. 2012. Web. 07 Apr. 2014. • Life Is Worth

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    Nazi Prosecution

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    What has been achieved by prosecuting Nazis alleged to have committed crimes against the Jews? "While fighting for victory the German soldier will observe the rules for chivalrous warfare. Cruelties and senseless destruction are below his standard" , or so the commandment printed in every German Soldiers paybook would have us believe. Yet during the Second World War thousands of Jews were victims of war crimes committed by Nazi's, whose actions subverted the code of conduct they claimed to uphold

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