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    From Rags To Riches

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    "From Rags to Riches" My father faced some harsh times as a child in Mexico such as not having much medicine for sicknesses, not having a school, and not having any job opportunities. His Dad only wanted the best for him. So when my dad was about 11 years old his dad decided to go to the United States to get a job with his brother. My father was from an area that did not have a public educational system and it was very poor. My father wanted an opportunity to work for money and to improve his

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    From Element to Riches

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    From Element to Riches A diamond in a sense is the most communal, elegantly, used jewel used in circulation today. Do people in actuality understand the concept and edifice of this mineral? A diamond is known as the hardest rock in existence and to most of the world it is a piece of jewelry, but do we know what the chemical composition of a rock and how is it formed? A diamond in actuality is carbon in its most concentrated form. While a few diamonds may have trace impurities such

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    Language: The True Tale of the Great Gatsby

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    characters and their surroundings, one can derive an in-depth hypothesis about each. One can first see this use of language by looking at the point of view that the characters are seen in. Nick, the narrator, comes to Long Island, completely drawn by riches. Without even realizing it, Nick equates money to beauty and happiness. Fitzgerald’s use of language through Nick, always describes daisy as entrancing, beautiful, charming, tempting, sumptuous, and many other sexual, beautiful words; ... ...

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    began to transport the newly discovered riches in the New World. Large amounts of gold, sugar, tabacco and pearls were being sent back to Spain. In 1523 a French Corsair by the name of Jean Florin over took several weakly protected Spanish ships and captured a cargo that held 62,000 ducats in gold, 600 marks of pearls and several tons of sugar. This brought pirates into the Caribbean (Lane 16). Spain was forced to protect the cargo ships that transported the riches that they were obtaining in the New

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    Men, What Are We

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    Because of the food web the population of a species are well balanced. They now how and when to stop, in growth of a population. But men deny the term mammal. We cry havoc into the world of order and destroy anything that gets in our way. We seek riches and high society. We burn forest after forest, crippling the land once rich, and full of life. Just to produce paper when it can be harvested using hash. To use the land for cattle for 3 year when it could of lived till end of the world it self. What

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    William Faulkner, the Ambitious Writer From early as the slave days in the southern states, males have shown an ambitious desire not only to make a living for them but also to gain their riches from the hardwork of others. For thousands of years southern males dominated over individuals who they deemed were animals stripping them of all their human rights to provide themselves with a better life. This ambitious desire to provide shelter, food, and clothing for their family and themselves led

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    fascinatingly savage, menacing in its power to mesmerize and lure, and finally to seduce the “bearers of a spark from the sacred fire” (67). Many had set out to conquer it, dreaming of creating splendrous empires; others had embarked on a quest to extract riches, fame, and glory from deep within its heart; yet others had been beckoned by the irresistible call of the unknown.  Lucky were those that could “glide past [it], veiled...by a slightly disdainful ignorance” (68), shielding themselves with the mantle

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    Fitzgerald’s use of symbolism and colors in The Great Gatsby is prominent in every chapter of his novel.  To fully understand the meaning of his color use, a reader must recognize the situations in which these colors are used.  Throughout the novel Fitzgerald uses the color green.  Green has many possible interpretations, and its’ use to reveal insight into Gatsby’s character is probably the most meaningful. One possible meaning of the color green is envy.  Gatsby can be seen as an envious, jealous

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    him fare with the gifts to his folk beloved,hale to his home, and in haste return.This is Hrothgar’s (Healfdane’s son) way of being generous and thanking Beowulf for slaying Grendel and it’s mother. This gift not only increased Beowulf’s fame and riches but also Hrothgar’s greatness. If Hrothgar had not displayed his gratitude for Beowulf’s great deeds he would have been looked down upon. He might be remembered for his lack of charity instead, and that would be the equivalent of going to hell for

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    Oprah Winfrey

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    childhood, Oprah challenged many fabulous forces that she encountered. Oprah Winfrey tells the life story one of America's richest and most successful show business personalities. “The fact that Oprah Winfrey is also black and a woman makes her rags to riches story an even more remarkable version of the ’American Dream’” (About). Without a doubt Oprah Winfrey endured her share of rites of passage. ...[R]ites of passage are not confined to culturally defined life-crises, but may accompany

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