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Arcady: His Voyage Towards Individualism
In the novel Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, Arcady plays a major role both in his own life and the lives of others. Arcady, despite the shield he surrounds himself with, is not a true Nihilist like his friend Bazarov through his thoughts and actions we see his change. To begin, Arcady shows signs of Romanticism Early on in the novel despite the announcement of his Nihilist beliefs. For example, Bazarov and Arcady were walking one afternoon in the garden and overheard Nicholas playing his ce...

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Fathers and Sons, Nihilism, Ivan Turgenev, Bazarov
Of Mice and Men
Of mice and men is a novel about two men, George Milton and Lennie Small, who go to work on a ranch in California together. Lennie is a massive man with incredible strength but has a child\'s mind. George is a fairly sized man who is not incredibly brilliant but has good common sense. The two men travel from town to town and job to job to just get by and survive. But they dream of saving up enough money to someday get a place of their own where they "won\'t have to answer to no one" and "live o...

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English-language films, Of Mice and Men, Of Mice and Men in popular culture, The Partners
Greek Sports
Ancient boxing had fewer rules than the modern sport. Boxers fought without rounds until one man was knocked out, or admitted he had been beaten. Unlike the modern sport, there was no rule against hitting an opponent when he was down. There were no weight classes within the mens\' and boys\' divisions opponents for a match were chosen randomly. There were both 2-horse chariot and 4-horse chariot races, with separate races for chariots drawn by foals. Another race was between carts drawn by a te...

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Sports, Individual sports, European martial arts, Track and field, Chariot racing, Halteres, Boxing, Discus throw, Chariot
Platonic Paradox
To research Plato\'s paradox in the Meno, we can first consult the definition of what platonism is. Websters defines platonism as "actual things are copies of transcendent ideas and that these ideas are the objects of true knowledge apprehended by reminiscence." For this essay, we will assume that trancendency is- "that which is beyond comprehension", and reminiscence as "past experience". The Meno is a dialogue between Socrates, a scholar and Meno, who eventually became an explorer. For this e...

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Philosophy, Socratic dialogues, Dialogues of Plato, Epistemology, 1st millennium BC, Meno, Socrates, Plato, Ion, Theory of Forms, Anamnesis, Plato's Problem
American Declaration of Independence and the Frenc
h Declaration of Rights Few political documents have affected the world quite like the American Declaration of Independence or the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. The repercussions of each have had a profound effect on world history up to this point. But why did these documents have such an effect? The answer lies in the common philosophical backgrounds of the two. The writings of Rousseau, Locke and Montesquieu all contained ideas that were later used by Thomas Jefferson an...

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Sovereignty, Libertarian theory, American Enlightenment, Popular sovereignty, United States Declaration of Independence, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, General will, Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, Social contract, Thomas Jefferson, Natural and legal rights, Declaration of independence
Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell, Canada\'s first female Prime Minister, rose quickly in her political standings reaching, what she would find to be the height of her career only seven years after entering politics. It appeared like the loss of the 1993 election and the all around destruction of the Progressive Conservative party was completely Kim Campbell\'s fault however actually was a joint effort by Brian Mulroney and Kim Campbell. Kim Campbell rose so quickly in her political status that she did not have the...

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Political history of Canada, Barrick Gold, Brian Mulroney, Quebecor, Universit Laval alumni, Kim Campbell, Tory, Bobbie Sparrow, Conservatism in Canada
A Call to Arms - Style and Tone
"After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain" (332). This last line of the novel gives an understanding of Ernest Hemingway\'s style and tone. The overall tone of the book is much different than that of The Sun Also Rises. The characters in the book are propelled by outside forces, in this case WWI, where the characters in The Sun Also Rises seemed to have no direction. Frederick\'s actions are determined by his position until he deserts the army. Flo...

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The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, The Select, In Our Time, Big Two-Hearted River
Symbolism in Ethan Frome
Symbolism can give additional meaning to a variety of texts. From music to movies to novels, symbolism creates an even deeper meaning than found in a surface reading. The symbolism found within Ethan Frome adds to the inherent meaning of the text to give it an even deeper meaning. Edith Wharton uses the pickle dish, the Oak tree, and the cat as symbols to achieve deeper meaning. The pickle dish is of great significance in the novel. It is used to represent Zeena\'s virginity. Mattie seamed to k...

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Ethan Frome, English-language films, Zeena, Ethan, Mattie
Young Goodman Brown, The Maypole of Merrymount, an
d The Birth-Mark I began my Hawthorne reading task with The Birth-Mark. I picked this story because I am familiar with the Maypole of Merrymount and Young Goodman Brown, and I wanted to try something different. I was pleasantly surprised with The Birth-Mark, in my mind it far surpasses the latter two stories. I think one of the most admirable traits of Hawthorne is his ability to write as though actions are taking place somewhere in the present. Aylmer could very well live today, somewhere in th...

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The Birth-Mark, Merrymount, Young Goodman Brown, Goodman, The May-Pole of Merry Mount, Ode on a Grecian Urn, Maypole, Puritans, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Cloning is Ethically and Morally Wrong
The question shakes us all to our very souls. For humans to consider the cloning of one another forces them all to question the very concepts of right and wrong that make them all human. The cloning of any species, whether they be human or non-human, is ethically and morally wrong. Scientists and ethicists alike have debated the implications of human and non-human cloning extensively since 1997 when scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland produced Dolly. No direct conclusions have been d...

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Cloning, Molecular biology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Human cloning, Dolly, Molecular cloning, Roslin Institute, Somatic cell nuclear transfer
Benjamin Franklin
In his many careers as a printer, moralist, essayist, civic leader, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, and philosopher, Benjamin Franklin Became both a spokesman and a model for the national character of later generations of Americans. After less than two years of formal schooling, Franklin was pressed into his father\'s trade. At the age of 16, Franklin wrote some pieces in a courant, "Silence Dogwood." Though penniless and unknown, Franklin soon found a job as a printer. After a year h...

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Benjamin Franklin, Franklin, Kite experiment, Junto
Talley's Folly
Talley\'s Folly Folly- Any foolish and useless but expensive undertaking The play Talley\'s Folly, in my opinion, is just that a folly. However the play would be better named "Wilson\'s Folly" for the writer, Lanford Wilson. I had several objections to this play being considered a classic. It was composed of nothing but petty details in dialogue. It also had no plot or any creative twists to it that would make a reader want to continue to read the play, and consisted of two surpassingly ordinary...

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Talley's Folly, Talley, Lanford Wilson, Folly
The Scarlet Letter - Notes
Author\'s Background: Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4th, 1804. Hawthorne lived poor due to his father\'s death when he was four, but he was helped by relatives and enrolled in college where he displayed an interest in writing. In college, he met a friend who would prove to be an invaluable help Franklin Pierce, future President of the United States. In 1825 he graduated and lived with his uncle in Salem for 12 years, devoting his time to reading, writing, and scra...

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English-language films, The Scarlet Letter, Arthur Dimmesdale, Hester Prynne, Roger Chillingworth, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Prynne, Hester, Chillingworth, Pearl, Hawthorne, Roger's Version
Albert Einstein
This German born physicist is considered one of the world\'s greatest thinkers in history. Not only did he shape the way people think of time, space, matter, energy, and gravity but he also was a supporter of Zionism and peaceful living. Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm Germany, and spent most of his youth living in Munich, where his family owned a small electric machinery shop. He attended schooling in Munich, which he found unimaginative and dull. In addition to this he taught himse...

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Albert Einstein, Theory of relativity, General relativity, Special relativity, Massenergy equivalence, Relativity priority dispute, Criticism of the theory of relativity
Medea
Title of Work: Medea Country/Culture: Greek Literary Period: Classical Type of Literature (genre): Drama/Tragedy Author: Euripides Authorial information: Euripides was born in 484 BC and took up drama at the young age of 25. At most drama competitions, however his plays came in last place until he was about 45 or 50 years old. In his entire life, he wrote 92 plays of which only five received first place awards at competition. Euripides despised women. He had been married twice to unfaithful wom...

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Greek mythology, Women and death, Argonauts, Mythology, Operas, Medea, Jason, Creon, Euripides, Aegeus, Medea in Corinto, A Man Was Going Down the Road
Bill Clinton's Life
Bill Clinton\'s Life Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946, in the small town of Hope, Arkansas. He was named after his father, William Jefferson Blythe II, who had been killed in a car accident just three months before his son\'s birth. Needing a way to support herself and her new child, Bill Clinton\'s mother, Virginia Cassidy Blythe, moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, to study nursing. Bill Clinton stayed with his mother\'s parents in Hope. There his grandparents...

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Rodham family, Bill Clinton, William Jefferson Blythe Jr., Hillary Clinton, Virginia Clinton Kelley, Clinton family
Factors That Influence Teen Violence
In today\'s society, the teenage population has experienced an increase in violence. Teens face many situations that cause these problems. Several factors are mass media, peer pressure, and society\'s view on the "perfect" person. Television, radio, and news papers are all ways of transferring messages to people. One might see a violent movie and decide to re-enact the scenes thus causing harm to one\'s self or to others. Hidden meanings of racism and hate are put into music. Teens hear the wor...

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Youth, Crime, Emotions, Dispute resolution, Ethics, Violence, Jealousy, Adolescence, Peer pressure
Manipulation in Animal Farm
The easy manipulation of human nature is illustrated in "Animal Farm" The Pigs of Animal Farm repetidly abused the animals. Because of their lack of intelligence and strength the animals became victims of the pigs. The easy manipulationof human nature is illustrated in "Animal Farm" A. The animals weren\'t strong enough to compete with the stronger pigs. 1. Napoleon\'s dogs killed many of the animals, "the remaining animals, except for the pigs and dogs, crept away in a body" (p. 837). 2. The p...

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British films, Cold War films, Livestock, Meat industry, Animal Farm, Films, Benjamin, Boxer, Jones, Napoleon, Domestic pig, Sheep
Healthcare
Introduction America has a highly developed health care system, which is available to all people. Although it can be very complex and frustrating at times it has come a long way from the health care organizations of yesterday. Previously most health care facilities were a place where the sick were housed and cared for until death. Physicians rarely practiced in hospitals and only those who were fortunate could afford proper care at home or in private clinics. Today the level of health care has...

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Caregiving, Geriatrics, Health care, Federal assistance in the United States, Healthcare reform in the United States, Home care, Nursing home care, Long-term care, Medicare, Assisted living, Medicaid, Health insurance
Women's Rights 1848-1920
Women\'s Rights 1848-1920 Women had it difficult in the mid-1800s to early 1900s. There was a difference in the treatment of men and women. For example: Married women were legally dead in the eyes of the law Women were not allowed to vote Women had to submit to laws when they had no voice in their formation Married women had no property rights Women were not allowed to enter professions such as medicine or law Women had no means to gain an education since no college or university would accept wo...

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Women's rights, Lecturers, First-wave feminism, Women's suffrage, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, National American Woman Suffrage Association, Lucy Stone, Seneca Falls Convention, Susan B. Anthony, American Woman Suffrage Association, Carrie Chapman Catt, Feminism
Human Evolution
Evolution is the complexity of processes by which living organisms established on earth and have been expanded and modified through theorized changes in form and function. Human evolution is the biological and cultural development of the species Homo sapiens, or human beings. Humans evolved from apes because of their similarities. Humans had a decrease in the size of the face and teeth that evolved. Early humans are classified in ten different types families. Creationists believe that humans we...

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Apes, Human evolution, Transitional fossils, Hominini, Anthropology, Homininae, Australopithecus, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo, Australopithecine, Paranthropus
Symbolism in The Oyster and the Pearl
Symbolism in "The Oyster and the Pearl" In William Saroyan\'s play The Oyster and the Pearl there is a lot of symbolism. The theme of the play is to take it easy and relax and life will be much happier. Harry Van Dusen is a barber that has a philosophy of "Take it easy." He tries to spread his philosophy by talking to people when he is cutting their hair. It was almost as if the haircuts were just a way of getting people in the barbershop to talk. The hats that Harry wore symbolized the attitude...

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Ostreoida, Oyster, Smoked food, Pearl, William Saroyan
Foul Play
It was late in the evening. There was a man sitting in a chair and flipping channels eagerly between two baseball games on TV. The man\'s name was Les Sutton. He was a towering man standing 6\'3". He was built, worked out a lot and looked like someone not to meet in a dark alley. Les was a detective. His skills of deduction were brilliant. He also had an assistant. Les\'s long time pal and partner\'s name was Jason Meisch. Jason was also very tall but he was more lanky, built more like a basket...

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Mike Piazza, Jason Voorhees, San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball rivalries, National League Championship Series
Where the Red Fern Grows
The book Where the Red Fern Grows is a great story about a boy named Billy and his two dogs. The book is written by Wilson Rawls. He did an outstanding job in describing some of Billy\'s thoughts and feelings. Mr. Rawls has really outdone himself this time. If it isn\'t obvious, I really liked this book. I really liked the part when Billy got his two dogs, Little Ann and Old Dan. He saved all of his money for those dogs. He had big plans of the three of them being a hunting team. This goes to s...

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English-language films, Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls, Cinema of the United States, Fern, William Rawls, Film, Literature, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
The Alien and Sedition Acts
The debate over the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 revealed bitter controversies on a number of issues that had been developing since the penning of the Constitution. The writers of the document knew that over time the needs of the nation and its people would change, and therefore provided for its amendment. But by not expressly delegating powers to specific organizations, whether the federal government, state governments, or the people themselves, they inadvertently created a major problem in...

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Vice Presidents of the United States, Conservatism in the United States, The Federalist Papers, John Adams, Randolph family of Virginia, Alien and Sedition Acts, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Sedition, Democratic-Republican Party, United States Constitution, Constitution
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany\'s Holly Golightly is one of the most interesting and complicating characters that can ever be written about. She doesn\'t even know her own self. Holly thinks that she is independent and self reliant. "I\'ve taken care of myself for a long time."(p.27) Even OJ Berman (her agent) knew that she was full of her self. "She isn\'t a phony, she\'s a real phony. She believes all this crap she believes." (p.30) Holly also used to steal things, which she thought was a way of being i...

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Genealogy, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Cinema of the United States, Culture, Holly Golightly, Golightly, Holly, Tiffany & Co.
The Intentional Death of Francis Macomber
Ernest Hemingway has created a masterpiece of mystery in his story "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber". The mystery does not reveal itself to the reader until the end of the story, yet it leaves a lot to the imagination. At the end of the story Margaret Macomber kills her husband by accident, in order to save him from being mauled by a large Buffalo while on a safari in Africa. The mystery is whether or not this killing was truly accidental, or intentional. If it was to be considered int...

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The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, Hunting, Ernest Hemingway, Safari
Volunteer Paper
For my volunteer paper I wanted to volunteer at an animal hospital or shelter since I am majoring in Pre-Vet. Then I decided to do something different. I chose to student teach 1st graders at Mckinley Elementary. It is very surprising to me that I chose to do this. I always said that I hated kids and had no desire to ever work with them I even said I would never give birth to any kids because I hated them so much. The thing is that I actually enjoyed my experience very much. I chose this activi...

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9, Music industry, Rasony Raion, The Naughtiest Girl is a Monitor
The Deer
It was the middle of summer in a small town called Harvey, in the city of Marquette, Michigan. The road (driveway) to my families cabin is really long it takes about a half-hour just to get to the cabin. Our camp is a very little, quaint, one bedroom in the middle of the woods. There is a creek the flows around our land, which is about 8 acres. About a half a mile away there is a rundown cabin that we call "Jack\'s house". My dad always said that there was an old man Jack, who lived there. He w...

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Startup Cult, Battle of Stone Corral
Exposing Children to Profanity
The United States Constitution gives Americans many rights. One of those rights is the freedom of speech. A controversy has erupted in the United States because the government is unable to determine the limitations on this right. "In early America when our forefathers wrote the Constitution, profanity was not accepted" (Shoeder 72). This makes determining the true definition of "speech" difficult. A majority of people believe profanity is an acceptable form of language. These people feel that t...

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Rating, Censorship, Motion picture rating systems, Blasphemy, Connotation, Profanity, Motion Picture Association of America film rating system
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. He was the son of Robert Waring Darwin and his wife Susannah, and the grandson of the scientist Erasmus Darwin. His mother died when he was eight years old, and he was brought up by his sister. He was taught the classics at Shrewsbury, then sent to Edinburgh to study medicine, which he hated. Like many modern students Darwin only excelled in subjects that intrigued him. Although his father was a physician, Darwin was uninterested in medicine an...

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Fellows of the Royal Society, DarwinWedgwood family, Charles Darwin, Coleopterists, Evolutionary biologists, Darwin, On the Origin of Species, Alfred Russel Wallace, Charles Lyell, Creation, Natural selection, Inception of Darwin's theory
Problems Caused by Mercantilism for the American C
olonists According to the theory of mercantilism, the colonies only existed to serve the interests of Britain. But it seemed as if Britain was abusing their right over the colonies. They enforced many policies such as the Stamp Act, the Townshed Duties, and the Tea Act which caused many problems for the colonists. One problem that the colonists faced was the Stamp Act of 1765. This act imposed a new tax on legal documents, newspapers, playing cards and dice. The Americans did not agree with it....

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British East India Company, Statutory law, Parliament of Great Britain, Tea Act, Law, Boston Tea Party, Stamp Act, Colonial history of the United States, Nonconsumption agreements
Ebola
In the year 1976, Ebola climbed out of its unknown hiding place, and caused the death of 340 people. Fear gripped the victims\' faces, and uncertainty tortured their minds. The people of Zaire waited outside clinics, churches and in their homes for a treatment of the horrible disease, but there was no cure. They were forced to watch people die, hoping that they would be saved from the violent death of the Ebola virus. From the year of 1976 to the present date of 1996, researchers have searched...

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Biological weapons, Tropical diseases, Zoonoses, Ebola, Animal virology, Ebola virus disease, Ebola virus, Reston virus, Viral hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus, Virus, Filoviridae
Napoleon
Nationalism is the devotion of people to the interests of its nation or the love of one\'s country to stay independent. Nationalism played a major role in the downfall of Napoleon in that he wanted an empire and his opponent\'s wanted independence. As Napoleon was conquering lands and creating a vast empire his troops stressed in the far lands that they conquered life, liberty and equality. Although Napoleon did not realize, it triggered nationalistic feelings among the conquered nations. Spain...

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French emperors, House of Bonaparte, France, Napoleonic Wars, Coalition Wars, Napoleon, Hundred Days, Battle of Waterloo, War of the Fifth Coalition
The Olympic Games
The Olympic Games are named for athletic contests held in ancient Greece for almost 12 centuries. . The purpose of the Olympic Games is to foster the ideal to promote friendship among nations. The Greek calendar was based on the Olympiad, the four-year period between games. The games were staged in the wooded valley of Olympia in Elis. This five-event competition consisted of running, wrestling, leaping, throwing the discus, and hurling the javelin. In time boxing, a chariot race, and other eve...

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Sports, Olympic Games, Multi-sport events, Summer Olympics, Panhellenic Games, Ancient Olympic Games
Los Vendidos
Los Vendidos means the sell-outs. All the characters in the play sold-out at some point during the play. The characters sold out both their races and their way of life. I would say that the person who sold out the most was the Mexican-American because he sold-out both his Mexican, his American heritage and way of life. He wanted to be perfect, so when he found that the Americans and the Mexicans had their flaws he sold them out. He now has to search for a new and perfect race to identify with....

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Los Vendidos, Political theatre, Mexicans
17th century Life/Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne expresses the aspects of relationships, religion, community, discipline and punishment in the puritan community of 17th century Boston. Relationships between men and women were very constrained and that is what made adultery such a bad sin in the eyes of everyone in the community. Religion seemed to govern over all, people would look up to reverends and the community believed that fate was their destiny. Public discipline and punishment were used to dis...

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English-language films, The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, Prynne, Punishment, Adultery, Scarlet, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester, Capital punishment, Badge of shame, Roger Chillingworth
The Lottery: Symbolism
In "The Lottery," Shirley Jackson uses symbolism to make us aware of the pointless nature of humanity regarding tradition and violence. The story starts off on a beautiful summer day in a small town. The author describes the day as very euphoric but strikes a contrast between the atmosphere of the town and the atmosphere of the people gathered in the square. The atmosphere is subdued, where the children are "gathered around quietly." The black box is the central theme or idea in the story. It s...

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Dystopian literature, Films, Human sacrifice, The Lottery, Stoning, Black, Lottery, Tessie, Symbol, Shirley Jackson
Cricket-Spitting Back by Popual Demand
Cricket-spitting contest! Intresting and true. There is an annual Bu bowl at Purade University in Lafayette , Ind. Where people come and taste food made with insects , see a honey bee exhibit and taste the honey those bee\'s are making , go to a insect petting zoo and touch insects , and see the famous cockroach race! That\'s not all , they have a contest with people that spit cricket carcass\'s. This is so popular they have a drawing to see who will be spitting. This Bug Bowl has been going on...

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Beekeeping, Crickets, Entomology, Insect, Cricket-spitting, Honey, Cricket, Bee, Spitting, Entomophagy
The Sound and the Fury (Madison Scouts)
The roar of extreme sound emanates from a football field. It is clear that this is not an ordinary high school marching band playing at a football game. These are Drum and Bugle Corps, boasting an instrumentation of all brass and percussion instruments. This arrangement of instruments can create an enormous amount of sound, sometimes louder than a rock music concert. Due to their thorough auditioning processes, they have a group of musicians, who can play extremely well, all of whom are brought...

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Drum and bugle corps, Marching, Walking, Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Drum Corps International, Racine Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Drum Corps International World Class Champions
Is ritalin over prescribed? (Argumentative essay)
Is Ritalin the Answer to AD (H) D?The tousled brown hair that weaves so mischievously around his head may hint at the way he feels inside. He is seven-years-old and has already had to repeat a grade. He has an imagination that puts others to shame, but nothing seems to hold his attention for more than five minutes. He was recently diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or what we call AD (H) D.This scene is all too familiar for individuals who discover that they, too, have thi...

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Methylphenidate, Psychiatric diagnosis, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Childhood psychiatric disorders, Amphetamine, Stimulant, Substance abuse, Ritalin class-action lawsuits, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder controversies
Thoreau and King, Jr.
There are times throughout the history of the United States when its citizens have felt the need to revolt against the government. There were such cases during the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Henry David Thoreau, when there was unfair discrimination against the Afro-American community and Americans refusing to pay poll taxes to support the Mexican War. They used civil disobedience to eventually get legislation to stop the injustice brought against them and their nation. Civil disobed...

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Nonviolence, Community organizing, Civil disobedience, Henry David Thoreau, Martin Luther King Jr., Walden, Nonviolent resistance, Letter from Birmingham Jail, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
The Cost of Computer Literacy
What are the costs of computer literacy? Some people argue that there are no such costs, but I believe there are a few which may be relevant. Does computer literacy affect the way we communicate, and if so, is this necessarily a bad thing? What is our future, as computer literacy becomes a necessity? What are the personal, financial, and social costs, as computer literacy becomes a necessity? According to Webster\'s New World dictionary, literacy is defined as the ability to read and write. The...

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Literacy, Computer literacy, Educational technology, Computer, New literacies, Health literacy, Information literacy
Liquor Ads on TV
According to Antonia Novello, Surgeon General of the United States, in SIRS Government Reporter, the principle cause of death for those between the ages of 15 and 24 are alcohol related car crashes (1). Doesn\'t it make sense that we should concentrate our efforts into reducing this problem of alcohol abuse? Apparently DISCUS, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, doesn\'t think so. Worsnop says that on November 7, 1996, they removed their voluntary ban of hard liquor ads on telev...

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Fermented beverages, Bartending, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholic beverage, Drug culture, Distilled beverage, Bar, Beer, ThaiBev, Alcohol advertising
The True Tragic Hero in Sophocles' Antigone
The True Tragic Hero in Sophocles\' Antigone In Master Sophocles\' Antigone, the question of who the tragic hero really is has been a subject of debate for a great number years. Creon does possess some of the qualities that constitute a tragic hero but unfortunately does not completely fit into the role. Antigone, however, possesses all the aspects of a tragic hero. These are, in no particular order, having a high social position, not being overly good or bad, being tenacious in their actions, a...

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Operas, Antigone, Civil disobedience, Creon, Haemon, Ismene, Sophocles, Polynices, Tragic hero, Hamartia, Tiresias, Antigonae
Adolf Hitler
The seeds of Hitler\'s rise to power were planted following the outcome of the First World War. With Germany\'s defeat, many German men returned to Germany feeling betrayed by their country and government. Among them was Adolf Hitler, a young Austrian Corporal who had fought bravely for Germany. When the World War broke out, Hitler was very happy. The War had been a blessing to the young Hitler, who had been unsuccessful in civilian life. When Germany was defeated, Hitler was devastated. He wro...

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Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, Interwar period, Nazism, Chancellors of Germany, Beer Hall Putsch, Night of the Long Knives, Weimar Republic, Mein Kampf, Political views of Adolf Hitler, Early timeline of Nazism
The Color Purple
In the book The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, Tashi is convinced that she doesn\'t want to go to America because no one will like her. Tashi has her doubts but Adam convinces her to come. I am not here to analyze the motives of the character\'s decision to go/not go to America, rather I will evaluate the historical factuality of her fears of going to the US Her fears are very realistic for any African woman coming to the states. She would have the same experience looking at modern magazines kn...

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Web colors, Color, Body art, Body modification, Scarification, Tattooing, The Color Purple, Purple, Tashi, Black, Fear, White
The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Bible: Comparing the
Flood Stories In both The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible, a flood takes place. The flood in both stories destroys most of mankind. These floods are a symbol. They represent rebirth and a new beginning for mankind, as well as the gods or God\'s wrath. In the epic of Gilgamesh the gods decided to destroy mankind by flooding earth for six days and nights. Utnapishtim was chosen to build a boat in order to restart mankind after the flood. In The Bible, God decided that there was too much evil in t...

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Flood myths, Mesopotamian mythology, Akkadian language, Epic of Gilgamesh, Abrahamic mythology, Utnapishtim, Noah, Gilgamesh, Genesis flood narrative, Noach, Ziusudra, Gilgamesh flood myth
Lost Generation
Ernest Hemingway is a renowned American author of the Twentieth century who centers his novels around personal experiences and affections. He is one of the authors named "The Lost Generation." He could not cope with post-war America, and therefore he introduced a new type of character in writing called the "code hero". Hemingway is known to focus his novels around code heroes who struggle with the mixture of their tragic faults and the surrounding environment. Traits of a typical Hemingway Code...

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English-language films, The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway, Jake the Dog, Cohn
Capital Punishment
I am all for Capital Punishment. I think that if you kill someone you should be given the death penalty. I think that the death of the killer would give family and friends a bit of ease over the death. Also the death should not be prolonged and should be done immediate. By giving the death penalty to some one it is fair and very just to me. If you kill someone you deserve to die and not stay in jail.. If a man kills a man and is convicted he should be ready to die next. When you give a killer t...

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Capital punishment, Law, Penology, Social policy, Capital punishment in Georgia, Philosophy of law, Applied ethics, Capital punishment debate in the United States, Capital punishment in the United Kingdom