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Remains of the Day The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro The passage in The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro, which best represents the theme of the story is found on page 116, last paragraph of the page. This passage is one of the final discussions Mr. Stevens has with respect to his trying to determine what makes a great butler. However, it is only one out of many possible examples. In this specific instance he is saying that one can be a great butler only if he works for an employer w
Research Methods Portfolio PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO CONTENTS WHAT IS REEARCH? .............................................1 RESEARCH APPROACHES * Surveys .........................................................3 * Case Studies ..................................................5 * Experiment ....................................................6 * Action research .............................................7 * Ethnography ..................................................9 RESEARCH TECHNIQUES * Q
rock and rap censorship While the censorship of art is not a new phenomenon, recent years have witnessed renewed and intensified attempts to control popular culture. In particular, rap and rock music have come under increasing attack from various sides representing the entire left and right political spectrum, purportedly for their explicit sexual and violent lyrical contents. In this paper is investigated which moral codes underlie these claims against popular music, how social movements mobili
Role of the emperor in meiji japan Role of The Emperor in Meiji Japan Japan is a society whose culture is steeped in the traditions and symbols of the past: Mt. Fuji, the tea ceremony, and the sacred objects of nature revered in Shintoism. Two of the most important traditions and symbols in Japan; the Emperor and Confucianism have endured through Shogunates, restorations of imperial rule, and up to present day. The leaders of the Meiji Restoration used these traditions to gain control over Japan
Satire in Gullivers Travels Did Jonathan Swift\'s literary works reflect the life and times in which he lived? While researching for this paper I have read many criticisms, biographies and articles. In reading those I have come to the conclusion that his works clearly represented his life and times. I hope that by the end of this paper you agree. Swift\'s literary career didn\'t begin until he published The Tale of the Tub and The Battle of the Books. Both of these were published anonymously. Af
schizophrenia2 Schizophrenia is a mental disorder marked by the loss of contact with reality. Delusions, hallucinations, irregular thinking or emotions are the usual symptoms. About one hundred years ago schizophrenia was first recognized as a mental disorder and researchers have been searching for a cure since. The exact cause of schizophrenia is still unknown and scientists are certain that schizophrenia has more than one cause. Scientists have developed dozens of theories to explain what caus
schizophrenia2 Schizophrenia is a mental disorder marked by the loss of contact with reality. Delusions, hallucinations, irregular thinking or emotions are the usual symptoms. About one hundred years ago schizophrenia was first recognized as a mental disorder and researchers have been searching for a cure since. The exact cause of schizophrenia is still unknown and scientists are certain that schizophrenia has more than one cause. Scientists have developed dozens of theories to explain what caus
Sea Power INTRODUCTION Among the most significant aspects of twentieth century military affairs has been how naval and land-based air power have transformed maritime operations. Today, much of the maritime arena is controlled, monitored, or exploited by aerospace systems. The capital ships of the modern era are the aircraft carrier and the missile-armed submarine, both weapons of three-dimensional warfare. The world’s sea lanes are monitored by aircraft and helicopters flown from the decks of ai
seeing tv I have watched television on many occasions throughout my life. When I was growing up I watched TV to pass the time on days when I could not go outside, and the whole day I would complain to my parents that, "there is never anything fun to do in the house." As a child I would sit down in the family TV room watching, what I now consider, mindless shows for hours upon end. I did that to relieve the current state of boredom that I was in. Little did I know that those wasted hours I spent
Should steroids be banned It’s amazing what athletes will do to achieve higher levels of performance and to get an edge on the rivaled competition. Often people do not realize the long term effects that result from the decisions they make early in life. This resembles the obvious phenomenon with steroids. Steroids became a spreading exposure to athletes in the Olympics and other major sporting events during the 1950’s. This use of steroids among athletes became apparent when Canadian sprint runn
Sin Taxes Sin Taxes The squeeze is on. Demand for government to decrease it\'s reliance on sales, property, and income taxes as sources of revenue is continuing to rise, leaving policy makers scrambling for new, less painful sources of revenue. Also going up are the costs of providing public services, entitlement programs, and conducting the other various functions of government. This upward spiral requires that they simultaneously look for better, cheaper, and more effective spending strategies
Smoking Smoking and Chewing By: Trevor Glover Tobacco is a plant grown for its leaves that are smoked, chewed, or sniffed for a ton of effects like thinking your cool if you do but we all know your really not. It is an addictive substance because it has the chemical nicotine in it. People say that the tobacco plant is believed to have started in the Western Hemisphere. The leaves of the plant are then made for smoking, chewing, or sniffing. Nicotine is not the only chemical it contains over 4,00
Smoking Smoking and Chewing By: Trevor Glover Tobacco is a plant grown for its leaves that are smoked, chewed, or sniffed for a ton of effects like thinking your cool if you do but we all know your really not. It is an addictive substance because it has the chemical nicotine in it. People say that the tobacco plant is believed to have started in the Western Hemisphere. The leaves of the plant are then made for smoking, chewing, or sniffing. Nicotine is not the only chemical it contains over 4,00
social loss What if your life was centralized around the plans and desires of another person? If every plan you made, every vacation you took was based upon someone else’s wishes in conjunction with your own and what if that person was to die? What would you do? Could you survive emotionally as well as physically? These questions are asked about 800,000 time a year to the bereaved spouses who have just lost a loved one, it happens to people of all ages but some of the people it hits hardest are
social studies Social studies is defined by the Board of Director of the National Council for the social studies as, the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities,
Societal Commentsand Historical Inaccuracy in Braveheart William Wallace, Joan of Arc, George Armstrong Custer, and the list goes on of the people or groups of people who have had historical films made about them and their accomplishments or blunders. Many of these films have different areas in which they indirectly comment on every aspect of life from the roles of women to a particular look at social class. The idea that film is a medium in which a director can comment on the ills of society ha
Spiderwebs Spiderwebs A spider becomes caught in it’s own web. This is an example of an attempted manipulation that went awry. Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen, is a work about a woman who manipulates the fates of others in order to fulfill her own wishes. The title character is a woman who has recently returned from a six month “honeymoon” with her groom, Tesman, a man whom she does not love. She strives for freedom, but she feels as if she cannot leave her marriage. To occupy her time, she manipu
Spirituality and Beliefs Spirituality and Beliefs: Implications and Impact on Mental Illness and Psychiatric Disability Introduction I wish to begin this paper by playing a short piece of music composed by Richard Einhorn and inspired by the life and writings of Joan of Arc. At the age of 13 in 1425 this shepherd girl from the village of Domremy in France began to hear voices. At sixteen these voices were telling her that she had been given a divine mission to reunite France. It is said that she
sports agents As sports has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry, there has been an explosion in the number of lawyers who specialize in sports law. There has been an understandably significant increase in the number of persons desiring to represent professional athletes. This increase can be explained by the high-profile status of sports and the tremendous salaries of professional athletes. The concept of a sports agent representing professional or amateur athletes is a relatively recent
steroids3 Steroid Use and Abuse The Hidden Dangers Kevin Stanley Chadron State College Athletes today must make a choice: to use performance-enhancing drugs (steroids) or face a competition at a disadvantage. While some athletes may not bend to pressure to succeed a large number will. Dr Gabe Mirken did a survey of more than 100 runners asking them the following question: If you could take a pill that would guarantee you\'d win an Olympic gold medal, but would kill you within the year, would you
steroids6 STEROIDS It’s amazing what athletes will do to achieve higher levels of performance and to get an edge on the rivaled competition. Often people do not realize the long-term effects that result from the decisions they make early in life. Steroids became a spreading exposure to athletes in the Olympics and other major sporting events during the 1950’s. This use of steroids among athletes became apparent when Canadian sprint runner Ben Johnson tested positive for steroid use after winning
sterriods Should Steroids be banned from society? By: Anonymous Research Paper Should Steroids Be Banned From Society? It’s amazing what athletes will do to achieve higher levels of performance and to get an edge on the rivaled competition. Often people do not realize the long-term effects that result from the decisions they make early in life. This resembles the obvious phenomenon with steroids. Steroids became a spreading exposure to athletes in the Olympics and other major sporting events dur
The Cons of Marijuana Usage The Cons of Marijuana Usage Argument against the legalization of marijuna The legalization of marijuana is one of the most highly debated about subjects facing Canadians and Americans today. Advocates of legalization use two major arguments in their effort to have marijuana legalized. First, which is by far the biggest argument is that marijuana has a significant medical use. The second argument is that marijuana does not cause harm to those that smoke it. Both of the
The Crucible Booknotes BARRON\'S BOOK NOTES ARTHUR MILLER\'S THE CRUCIBLE ^^^^^^^^^^ARTHUR MILLER: THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES In Salem, Massachusetts, a dozen teen-age girls and a black slave woman are caught dancing in the woods around a bubbling cauldron. Today, you wouldn\'t even use the word "caught." You might think these girls were strange, but you\'d hardly call the cops on them. But it\'s 1692, and Salem isn\'t just an ordinary small town; it\'s a religious community of the strictest kind.
The Effects Corruption and Assassinations have on the Prologue Days after the murder, when the prisoners began naming Raul Salinas de Gortari as the mastermind of the killing, Mario Ruiz Massieu-whohad told me that he was in constant touch with President Salinas and talked to him almost daily-must have told Salinas, “Mr. President, we have a problem: Your brother killed my brother.” (Oppenheimer 200) Introduction The trafficking of drugs is clearly a "big business" in the current Mexican economy
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IT8217S TIME TO MOVE ON The next President of the United States, the successor to William Jefferson Clinton and man who will lead America as the first President of the new millennium is George W. Bush, the Republican governor of Texas, the son of a former President. Or its Democratic Vice President Al Gore, President Clintons right hand man for the past eight years. One of these gentlemen is the next leader of the free world. Who that gentleman is will in all likelihood b
THE FUTURE OF PUBLISHING It\'s 6 PM and a faceless modemer dials into an Internet provider. Using File Transfer Protocol, he logs onto a UNIX server in Indiana. He types in a few arcane commands, and within a half hour he possess the complete score for Beethoven\'s Fifth Symphony, Pi to a million digits, various works of classic fiction, political papers, census results, the CIA World Factbook, the King James Bible, and some books about the Internet. No, this isn\'t some "hacker" snubbing his no
the Great Gatsbysuper notes Have you ever felt that there were two of you battling for control of the person you call yourself? Have you ever felt that you weren\'t quite sure which one you wanted to be in charge? All of us have at least two selves: one who wants to work hard, get good grades, and be successful; and one who would rather lie in the sun and listen to music and daydream. To understand F. Scott Fitzgerald, the man and the writer, you must begin with the idea of doubleness, or twones
the history of the internet The internet has come a very long way in the past 50 years. New inovations such as integrated software and hardware has changed the way that poeple view and obtain information today. The internet is a global computer network connecting millions and millions of users throughout the world. "It is a network connecting many computer networks and is based on a common addressing system and communications protocol."It has become one of the fastest growing forms of communicat
The Homebase theory Glynn Isaac Defines "the Homebase Hypothesis" It has been argued since Darwin\'s day that the great apes were man\'s nearest living relatives, and as evidence emerged during the late 1960\'s of the hunting propensities and simple tool use of chimpanzees (Goodall 1986), anthropologists found more and more reason to presume similarity of behavior between modern (e.g., Pan troglodytes or Pan panicus) and ancient varieties of hominids (Tanner 1981). Still, modern humans are not c
The Hopi Prophecy INTRODUCTION The Hopi people are a strong people. They have many beliefs about life, and the way that one should live. Some people may see the Hopi as ethnocentric. I argue that ethnocentrism is not the driving force of the Hopi, but their culture and heritage has shaped them to be the proud people they are. In this paper I plan to examine the Hopi people, some of their “unusual” beliefs, and the prophecy that leads the Hopi nation to live in the way of the Hopi. THE PEOPLE Hop
the man What makes a person a homosexual or a heterosexual? To many of us it is specifically the fact that if one has sexual intercourse with another from their own sex they are considered to be a homosexual. If one is to have sexual relations with the opposite sex, they are considered to be a heterosexual. What if someone has sex with both of the genders? This type of person is to be considered a bisexual. My question is if these standards hold true in all cases? If a woman is pushed away by th
The New Jersey Devil The Myth of The New Jersey Devil Why would I do a paper on the New Jersey Devil? The answer to that is quite simple. Ever since I was a little child, I would travel on Route 206 to the shore, this road slices the pines all the way from Trenton to the Shore. Many thoughts entered my mind during this long drive. Will the beach be crowded? Will the salt water make me gasp as I stick my feet in? Will I hear the bells of the ice cream man? But as I asked myself these questions, I
The PerformanceEnhancing Drug Controversy Performance-enhancing drugs are a topic in today’s society which is currently under hot debate. Performance-enhancing drugs are substances which are used to stimulate certain areas of the body to make an athlete excel in a certain event. The most common form of performance-enhancing drugs are called steroids. According to Hank Nuwer in his book Steroids, steroids are “...compounds that are necessary for the well-being of many living creatures, including
The Unkindest Cut The Unkindest Cut Audience: Those people who are undecided about circumcision Routine neonatal circumcision is the subject of many debates in the United States. The practice has attracted passionate advocates and critics. From a global perspective, most of the world does not practice circumcision; over 80% of the world\'s males are intact (not circumcised). Most circumcised men are Muslim or Jewish; the USA is the only country in the world that circumcises most of its male infa
The Visions of Light and Darkness Josephs Conrads Heart of Darkness The Visions of Light Vs Darkness When Joseph Conrad composed Heart of Darkness he created a literary masterpiece which embodied the essence of light contrasting with darkness. Throughout the novel Conrad constantly utilizes the images of light and dark and uses them to mold a vision, which the reader is then able to use to decipher the literal and metaphorical meanings of the novel. As Conrad said, “ my task which I am trying to
Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independencee Standing in awe of this country\'s great achievements, one might ask how it came to be as it is today. As simple as this question might seem, the answer has been proven to be much more complex. Distorted in the eyes of human perception, the history that built this great nation that is the United States of America is one that holds as many truths as falsehoods. Yet, this to a nation which constantly strives for truth, whether it defies the pop
Tobacco Companies and thier ethics The Ethnicity of Tobacco Companies Tobacco Companies actively market a highly addictive and lethal product, and have done so for many years here in the United States and abroad. Their lack of ethics and social responsibility in the business world are apparent in documentation brought to light during lawsuits against them in recent years. The desire for profit and expansion, rather than a concern for societal health, has dictated big tobacco company operations.
Tony Kushner TONY KUSHNER Tony Kushner was born in New York City, Manhattan, New York in 1956. He was raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Both of his parents were musicians, and they encouraged him to follow his dreams seeing that he took interest in theatre at a young age. He’s Jewish and practices the gay lifestyle. He was educated at both Columbia University and New York University. He received degrees in medieval studies and in theatre. He’s currently living in New York City. Kushner started
tourism The main conclusions: There is a great yearning among the public to travel in space. All market surveys point to this. People are prepared to pay a relatively substantial amount to do it. Space tourism is the only activity that can support a high number of flights, which is essential to bringing costs down. There is practically no saturation limit to tourism, just look at the growth of theme parks and cruise lines all over the world. Chances are good that within the next 25 years a remar
tourism The main conclusions: There is a great yearning among the public to travel in space. All market surveys point to this. People are prepared to pay a relatively substantial amount to do it. Space tourism is the only activity that can support a high number of flights, which is essential to bringing costs down. There is practically no saturation limit to tourism, just look at the growth of theme parks and cruise lines all over the world. Chances are good that within the next 25 years a remar
Toxicology *HTML**FONT SIZE=5 PTSIZE=14**B*The Forensic Science Review*/FONT**FONT SIZE=3 PTSIZE=10**BR* *BR* *BR* Instrumentation*/B**BR* *BR* Application of fluorescence spectroscopy to forensic science; Siegel JA (US); 8(1):1-11; 1996.*BR* *BR* Application of pyrolysis gas chromatography in forensic science; Blackledge RD (US); 4(1):1-16; 1992.*BR* *BR* Determination of drugs of abuse and their stereoisomers by circular dichroism; Purdie N (US); 3(1):1-16; 1991.*BR* *BR* Forensic identificati
Trial Of The Century OJ Simpson In the past every decade has endured an event that has marked history in some way or another. The 30’s marked The Great Depression. The 60’s showed the assassination of President Kennedy. And although the 90’s isn’t quite over yet, one of the most memorable events would undoubtedly be the Trial of the Decade…The O.J. Simpson murder trial. The drama began and ended in Brentwood, California. Sunday, June 12, 1994, Sydney Simpson, (O.J.’s daughter) had a dance recita
Using Irradiation to Make Food Safer for Consumers Using Irradiation to Make Food Safer for Consumers In the world today, there is a limited access to fresh and uncontaminated food. Gunjan Sihna, of Popular Science, reports that "The U. S. Centers of Disease Control estimates 6.5 million confirmed cases and more than 25 million additional unreported incidents of food poisoning each year" (65). For example, with seventy-five percent of the chicken in Europe and sixty percent of the chicken in the
vegan is the way to go "The greatest of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."(Mahatma Gandhi Quotes) Gandhi said this in his book, The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism, this belief is still valid in today\'s modern society. At the present time in the United States, the concern for the health and well being of animals is drastically increasing. And one of the most substantial indications of this is the increasing number of vegans and vegetarians in our nat
Violence and Pornography Is pornography harmful to the human psyche? Interpretations of recent studies on violence and pornography have yielded a wide range of theories on this subject. Victor Cline asserts that there is plenty of evidence showing pornography to be harmful. He believes that it “degrades women and desensitizes males to sexual violence” (Slife, 270). On the other side of the spectrum, F. M. Christensen states that pornography has little effect on a person’s perception of reality a
Voltaire “I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” (Lowers, p.6) In a way this quote by Voltaire describes the way he lived his life. He was a freethinker who believed that everybody should be able to say and write what he or she wanted. He was the most controversial writer during the time of the Enlightenment. He believed that he should be able to write what he wished without anything happening to him. However, that was not the case. Voltair
Voltaire “I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” (Lowers, p.6) In a way this quote by Voltaire describes the way he lived his life. He was a freethinker who believed that everybody should be able to say and write what he or she wanted. He was the most controversial writer during the time of the Enlightenment. He believed that he should be able to write what he wished without anything happening to him. However, that was not the case. Voltair
Washington Irving Washington Irving, a writer of supernatural feats and one of America’s first great writers of satire, wrote during the end of the Revolutionary and Early National period through the end of the Romantic period. Washington Irving was born into a family of eleven children on April 3 1783 in the Dutch part of New York City. His father was named William Irving, the originally family name was Irvine, and his mother was Sarah Sanders, from a family of English rectors. After his parent
Watch My article of clothing is with me at all times. It consists of a 3cm circular base and two separate straps, each 6cm long connected by a metal clasp. These two straps and a clasp are then connected to the top and bottom of the base. The straps are outlined in hard rigid silver, looking as my uncle\'s smoothly brushed gray hair. Through the center of the 2cm wide straps is a 1cm in width gold strip. The gold looks as bright as a gold chalice from my local church. The clasp is a hard silvery