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    Anna In The Tropics Essay

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    Anna in the Tropics by – Theater Response Essay Anna in the Tropics is a play written by Nilo Cruz. The story surrounds a family of Cuban immigrants that live in Florida. It’s the 1920’s and they run a cigar factor by rolling cigars the traditional way - by hand. The owner hires a lector who reads to the workers during the hot summers. This cultural custom was practiced in Cuba to keep the hand rollers entertained with dynamic novel choices. What makes this play more interesting is the book choice

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    Yamashita's Tropic of Orange

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    Yamashita's Tropic of Orange This paper studies Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange as a magical realist text and examines the implications for such a style on the notion of the urban. Specifically, I will explore how Yamashita uses magical realism to collapse boundaries and socially transform Los Angeles into an embattled utopia for the disenfranchised. First, however, magical realism is a loaded term and some definitions are in order. In addition to important recent innovations in the form and its

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    Tropic Thunder Vs. Today's Society

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    In the opening scene of “Tropic Thunder”, we see elements of a satire with the fake trailers of upcoming movies. In our lives, we are familiar (and probably not too happy about) with the previews before the movie we are about to see. We see the top stars in Hollywood in some of the newest films, some good, and some bad. In our heads, we think either Hollywood has run out of ideas or, that we definitely have to see that one when it comes out. The fake trailers displayed in the movie poke fun of some

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    Tropic thunder is an action comedy film within a film about a series of freak occurrences, which forces a group of prima donna actors to become the soldiers they’re portraying. In addition, the plot of the film revolves around these actors who are making this fictional film called “Tropic Thunder” which is about the Vietnam War and they’re experiences. The film is ultimately making fun of Hollywood in a comical way. However, in the film the actors are unexpectically dropped in the middle of the jungle

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    Latitudinal Gradient of Species Diversity

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    area is to the equator, almost entirely regardless of the type of organism being considered (Pianka, 1994). Researchers investigating the gradient have formulated a wide variety of hypothesis explaining the higher level of species diversity in the tropics. These include but are not limited to: a greater degree of evolution and radiation in tropical species due to the long and relatively stable geological history of the area, seasonal climatic stability and/or predictability, a higher level of productivity

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    live in the subtropics. Global warming has been a huge concern in the entire world. In The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, David S. Landes argues that Europe's temperate climate encouraged hard work and capitalist development, while the heat of the tropics brought reliance on slaves. The communications revolution has shrunk distances. Bangalore, currently the software capital of India with Hyderabad a close second, has proven that landlocked countries can do just as well and that overcoming geography

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    Anna In The Tropics

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    Name: Subject: Instructor: Date: Anna in the Tropics Anna in the Tropic is play created by Nilo Cruz. The play premiered on 12th October 2002 at New Theatre, Coral Stables. The play is in Ybor City in the year 1929 (Cruz, pg.12). During this time, the mechanization was on the rise and as such hand rolling of the cigar was on the decline. However, a group of Cuban immigrants strives to maintain the cigar industry rolling with pride and tradition. A well-dressed and spoken lector arrives and reads

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    Rain Forest

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    areas on earth where rain forests are located. One of these areas is called "The Old World Tropics," which includes Africa and Asia. In Africa, the rain forests are primarily located around the Zaire river. The other area in which rain forests are located is called "The New World Tropics," which contains Central and South America. The New World tropics are in lower altitudes as opposed to the Old World tropics, which are at higher altitudes. Rain forests are located around the equator. This location

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    Deforestation of the Rainforest

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    Rainforest biomes are characterized by high rainfall of 1750-2000 mm (68-78 inches) annually. They have tall, dense jungles because of competition for sunlight. Rainforests are often found in tropical climates (regions between the Tropic of Capricorn and Tropic of Cancer) and they are home to the majority of the world’s species. They contain one-half to two-thirds of the world’s surface (Lindsey Rebecca). The climate of rainforest biomes is very hot and humid. There are two types of rainforests:

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    Logging the Rainforest

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    Logging the Rainforest A recipe for local and global disaster Industrial logging is the main cause of forest loss throughout the tropics. It is the starting point of a process leading to the forests' final destruction and substitution by agricultural crops, cattle raising or monoculture tree plantations. These are well known facts supported by more than sufficient evidence. Even more importantly, industrial logging destroys the livelihoods of forest and forest-dependent peoples who, deprived

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