Third rail Essays

  • The Making of the Long Island Rail Road

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    essay will encounter The Long Island Rail Road first years making. The rail road was developed because the rail roads planners wanted to expand a way to get to Boston. In order for this view to happen, the service needed to make rail-road through Long Island, so they made the LIRR with the help of legislature supplying the money with 1,500,000$. This caused for New York or Brooklyn to be linked to Boston. Even though the money was good start for making the rail road, it was still very difficult to

  • Banquo, the Hero of Shakespeare's Macbeth

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    appears to Macbeth, is seen at the same time by his wife, but that, in consequence of her greater command over herself, she not only exhibits no sign of perceiving the apparition, but can, with its hideous form and gesture within a few fee of her, rail at Macbeth in that language of scathing irony . . . (117) Clark and Wright in their Introduction to The Complete Works of William Shakespeare comment that Banquo is a force of good in the play, set in opposition to Macbeth: Banquo, the

  • The Kate Moss Effect

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    exposure were then observed. To be exact, researchers divided 91 Caucasian women, ages 18 to 31into two groups. One group was shown advertisements for various everyday products such as nail polish, toothpaste, and gum. However, these ads featured rail thin females, the virtual living, breathing representation of faultlessness. The second group was shown ads for the same types of merchandise. Except the second group’s ads didn’t have people in them. “Researchers found that women who looked

  • 5 Modes Of Transportation

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    used to transport people. Although freight trains are still used all across the nation, rail intercity freight has accounted for a decreasing share of the total ton mileage over the past 30 years. This is mostly due to the increase in truck transport. Rail passenger traffic had also declined over the years until better service was offered by Amtrak and the price of fuel increased. Much of the decline in rail passenger traffic has been due to the increasing number of air passengers. Air transport

  • Liberty Bell

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    Among the more obscure events in American history involves the Liberty Bell's travels by rail car around the United States to be placed on exhibit at numerous World's Fairs. From 1885 to 1915, the Liberty Bell traveled by rail on seven separate trips to eight different World's Fair exhibitions visiting nearly 400 cities and towns on those trips coast to coast. At the time, the Liberty Bell's trips were widely publicized so that each town where the Liberty Bell train stopped was well prepared

  • Slavery - Underground Rail Road

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    The underground railroad was a network of northerners that helped slaves reached the north and Canada for safety from their plantation. It was secret and railway terms were used to describe system as a way to hide the real nature of the operation. The underground railroad extended from Maine to Nebraska but was most concentrated in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indian, New York, and The New England States. More of the more specific spots were Detroit, Michigan, Erie, Pennsylvania, Buffalo and New York. The

  • Education Can End Systematic Oppression

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    Through the doorway sits a room full of people. Though each person is fundamentally different, they have come together for a single purpose: to obtain a higher education. The general purpose for education is to encourage people to further themselves and in so doing, to secure their future. For some, the paycheck at the end of the road is the only motivating factor. For others, the motivating factor is the ability to better themselves and society. The first group, the paycheck group, is not interested

  • Fifth Business1

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    Fifth Business1 Canadian Heritage Commercial A railroad line is shown in the background as workers slave away at finishing the Canadian Pacific Rail line, which will run through all of Canada. Finally, the last stake is driven into the rail line thus completing it, rendering it useful for many years to come and effecting the lives of many in the present and future. The purpose of this essay is to reveal the importance of Canadian history in the novel Fifth Business by Robertson Davies.

  • Cultural Impact of the Railway of Victorian England

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    transportation known. The British Rail system was a forerunner in railroad technology, uses, and underground engineering. Though the rail system was extremely slow at first and prohibitively expensive to build and run, the British were not to be dissuaded in their pursuit of non-animal driven transportation. The most advanced mode of transportation prior to the introduction of the rail system was the horse drawn omnibus on a track, called a tram. This paper will examine the rail system from a cultural perspective

  • The Ambiguity of Plato

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    has always played the same role he assigned to the sophists--the enemy" (Nienkamp 1). Plato will always appear to be the skilled rhetorician or artist who speaks out against rhetoric and art. In Apology and Phaedrus we see the character of Socrates rail against writing because it can quickly get out of control of the author and just as easily be misinterpreted, yet Plato is known for his skillful dialogical writing. In reference to the Divided Line, Plato informs us that art is one of the lowest forms

  • L.A. Confidential

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    the car, approaches the house, and then pulls the family’s Christmas decorations from the roof. When the man comes outside to see what is making all the noise is about, Bud White immediately begins to beat him. Afterwards, Bud handcuffs the man to a rail. In another scene from the movie Bud White is seen leaving a bar. When Bud exits the bar, he notices a woman, with bandages on her nose, sitting in a car with two men. Bud approaches the car to investigate. In the process, the driver jumps out of the

  • Critical analysis on Huckleberry Finn

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    comes a raging rush of people, with torches, and an awful whooping and yelling, and      banging tin pans and blowing horns; and we jumped to one side to let them go by; and as they went      by, I see they had the king and the dike astraddle of a rail--that is I knowed it was the king and the      duke, thought was all over tar and Feathers, and didn’t look like nothing in the world that was      human--just looking like a couple of monstrous big soldier-plumes. Well, it made me sick to      see

  • The View from the Bottom Rail

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    The View from the Bottom Rail The Lewinsky Scandal… A perfect example as to why we cannot accept everything at face value before carefully examining it first. Everyone thought President Clinton was behaving himself in the White House, but, as it turns out, he was most definitely not. This can be the same for history. We must carefully consider different aspects of articles so that we do no make the mistake of believing everything we read. In order to fully understand an article, we must understand

  • Nothing is Something in King Lear

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    warns that we cannot "get" to the transcendental center of meaning. King Lear, in its puzzling glory, is like my reaction to Cowles' attempt to explain deconstructive abstraction. I understand part of the play as the words rail at me from the page as vehemently as Lear rails at the heavens. Yet there is an aura of ambiguity that leaves the faintest trace of the text's essential truth, one that is alternately shrouded and then unveiled in the play's language. Despite my interpretive performance

  • The Relationship Between Confucianism And Buddhism

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    “It is often said that, aside from the impact of Marxism on twentieth-century China, the only other time when the Chinese looked beyond their own borders for intellectual sustenance was during the period when Buddhism was absorbed from India” (LaFleur 23). Why did this religion appeal to the Chinese when they disregarded so many other external influences? After all, being tied to the rest of the world by the Silk Road meant they were constantly inundated with novel concepts from far and wide. The

  • Ironclads Of The Civil War

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    doing what she was meant to do. The Northerners were warned about this ironclad “monster” and were waiting for this moment a long time. When the Merrimac came into view she fought the Cumberland and ended up destroying it. The shell burst into the rail and knocked down nine men of the Cumberland. In the end the Merrimac destroyed the Cumberland. But no ship in the navy ever fought as hard or as brave as the Cumberland did. Once the word got around about the ironclad everyone started to make them

  • Rail Termini of London

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    result, the emergence of transport by train was developed. Some of London’s most important rail stations were developed at this time creating an extensive network of rails that would stretch in all directions from London to the rest of England and are still very active today. Euston Station Although the present station building is in the International Modern style, Euston was the first inter-city rail station built in London. The original station looked very different than the current structure

  • Soliloquies of Shakespeare's Hamlet - Hamlet's Third Soliloquy

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    Hamlet's Third Soliloquy One of Shakespeare's most celebrated works is the play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Hamlet, the main character, endures many of the misfortunes of life that the average - and not-so average - person might suffer. Hamlet's father dies a suspicious death and his mother hastily remarries, he bears the trauma of a lost relationship with a girl he seems to truly love, realizes the truth about his own uncle's involvement in his father's death, and experiences all

  • Bringing Light Rail To Vancouver Essay

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    bringing light rail transportation to Vancouver had been a topic ever since the Columbia Crossing Project started. Many peoples feel that Vancouver should bring light rail to Vancouver while others feel the opposite opinion. People thinks the idea that bringing light rail to Vancouver will reduce traffics and provide more safety in the streets. Although this may be true, I think that we should not bring the light rail to Vancouver because they will need to spend big money on the light rail, it will increases

  • Essay on the Use of Third Person and Innocence of Language in Ake

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    Use of Third Person and Innocence of Language in Aké The Nigerian novelist Wole Soyinka's memoir, Aké, is a story told through the eyes of a child. Many incidents and the dialogues within these incidents are written in a tone which is suggestive of the innocence and actions which would only be performed by someone in a child-like state of mind. Soyinka's masterful use of this tone, and the primary use of first person in story telling combine to form a realistic childhood picture. In the third chapter