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Creative Story: Desert Island

The bright sun pierced through my silted eyelids as I made a feeble attempt to block the burning beams of light with my shaking hand. Unsuccessful, I closed my eyes tightly, shutting out the ball of fire hanging overhead. As my senses returned in a painful blow, I raised myself up slowly, spitting out a mouthful of sand. With a quick glance, I uncovered an interesting fact. All my clothes were gone. Then it came flooding back. Back on the SS. TUNA, I had heard a low rumbling, and then…

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The play “The Crucible” by Aurther Miller

In the play “The Crucible” by Aurther Miller the character Judge Danforth is a misguided fool who perverts justice. Mr Danforth is completely convinced from the start that satan himself is in Salem. He beleives the guilty and accuses the innocent. Danforth states that the crime of witchcraft is in ipso facto crime, meaning that the only evidence on the case is the accuser and the accused. The judge perverts justice through his jurisdictions. When Abigail acts out her suffering and fear of imaginary things, he does’nt doubt her for…

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Biblical Allusion In Cry, The Beloved Country

The use of Biblical allusions and references is evident in Alan Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country. Against the backdrop of South Africa’s racial and cultural problems, massive enforced segregation, similarly enforced economic inequality, Alan Paton uses these references as way to preserve his faith for the struggling country. By incorporating Biblical references into his novel, one can see that Alan Paton is a religious man and feels that faith will give hope to his beloved country. Throughout the entire novel, Alan Paton continuously uses references to the bible and while…

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bronte, was a novel filled with many emotions and activity. Her characters represent an on going conflict between love and hate. Upon the publication of the book articles and reviews were written regarding Brontes novel. Following her death some of these were recovered such as the following written January 15 1848: ” In Wuthering Heights the reader is shocked, disgusted, almost sickened by details of cruelty, inhumanity and the most diabolical hate and vengeance, and anon come passages of powerful testimony to the supreme power…

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Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck

It is said that everything is done for a purpose, and if that purpose is not obvious, it could be evident within oneself. In The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, the story not only entails the tale of the tragically poor, but also an uplifting sense of discovery. The story tells not only of the physical journey to California, but of the characters’ spiritual travels as well. By examining the lives of Jim Casy, Tom Joad, and Ma Joad, one will see the enlightening changes that mark their lives…

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Margaret Atwood – Canadian author

Margaret Atwood, a contemporary Canadian author, has been classified as one of this centurys’ most feminist, and near dystopian novelists. Her works illustrate how feminism has caused the downfall of contemporary society. Margaret Atwood, a prominent feminist author of the twentieth century, is driven by her sense of social reform and her realistic view of a disturbed society to produce works such as The Handmaids Tale. Atwood was born on November 18, 1943 in Ottawa, Ontario. In her earlier years as a child, she lived in the Canadian wilderness where…

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Personal Educational Philosophy

Many different ideas of the correct educational philosophy exist. Highly acclaimed psychologists and educators developed these varying philosophies. Each of these philosophies have their strengths and weaknesses and have their positives and negatives in different situations. It is our job as educators to sift through this list of philosophies to find our own style and philosophy. We must research the pros and cons of each philosophy and pick and choose which sections of each idea to take out and make our own. Our job is also to familiarize ourselves with…

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Human Rights Violations

Throughout history, the rights of humans have frequently been abused. Human rights are the rights and liberties that are guaranteed to everyone from birth. After World War II, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Right, which stated that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, and that everyone has the right to a nationality, religion and his or her own opinion (Document 1). Despite the horrors of the Holocaust, abuses of human rights have continued in the post-World War II era. One…

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The Relative Importance of Pride and Prejudice

“On pride and prejudice, which in your opinion comes in for sharper criticism from Austen. Support your answer by referring to specific incidents and episodes. ” pride n. , v. , 1. high (or too high) opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, worth, etc. 2. the condition or feeling of being proud. 3. a noble sense of what is due to oneself or one’s position or character; self respect; self esteem. prejudice n. , v. , 1. an opinion (usually unfavourable), formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason. .…

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Willy’s Tragic Flaw and the Effect it Has Upon his Sons

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller concerns itself with the fall of a simple man perpetually in a steadfast state regarding his own failure in a success-driven society. The protagonist of the play, Willy Loman, will follow a tragic trajectory that will eventually lead to his suicide. Arthur Miller’s tragic play is an accurate portrayal of the typical American myth that sustains an extreme craving for success and a belief in the illusion of the American dream, a dream attainable only by a handful of people. Having chosen a…

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Broadening Our Childrens Horizons: The Key to Multicultural Education

John Searle addresses the major debate going on at present concerning a crisis in the teaching of the humanities. [Searle, 106] He goes on to defend the canon of works by dead white males that has traditionally made up the curriculum of liberal arts education. I disagree with many of his arguments, and believe that multiculturalism should be taught in the university, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Openmindedness will take much more than just minimal changes in curriculum. In order for works by different races and…

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Reasons to Kill Innocent Animals

As a woman and animal lover, I could understand Joy William’s feelings and motives in The Killing Game. Ms. William’s believe that hunting or killing of animals is murder, murder, murder. In this essay she states point blank that she is completely against hunting of any kind and for any reason. I can sympathize with her love and appreciation of animals, as I am a true animal lover and enthusiast. I am also, however, a rancher who Ms. William’s ridiculed in her essay. I firmly believe in hunting over-populated game…

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Interpersonal Communication Essay

To function effectively in today’s society people must communicate with one another. Yet for some individuals communication experiences are so unrewarding that they either consciously or unconsciously avoid situations where communication is required. (McCroskey & Richmond, 1979) The term communication apprehension’ was coined by James McCroskey (1976a) and is defined as “an individual’s level of fear or anxiety associated with either real or anticipated communication with another person or persons” (McCroskey, 1984). In the last two decades communication apprehension and related constructs, such as reticence and unwillingness to communicate, have…

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Carl Brashear Essay

If it is difficulty that shows what men are, there should be no doubt about what kind of man Carl Brashear is. The Navy’s first African-American Master Diver, Brashear faced difficulties that would have defeated most people. His spirit and determination resulted not only in his overcoming great odds to become a U. S. Navy diver, but also in his surviving the loss of a leg in an accident on the USS Hoist in 1966 – and more amazingly – in his attaining the rank of Master Diver. In the…

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The Advisory Opinion Of The ICJ

One of my first memories is a beautiful warm summer night, sitting in the garden with my grandfather, looking up to the stars. Then my grandfather started to talk about two powerful men in the world, who have all the capability just by pushing two buttons to destroy the entire planet. The bombs would come with great light and unbearable heat and there would be nowhere to hide. Everybody and everything would be destroyed. I remember the shock I felt, I could not understand why would somebody want to destroy…

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Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad’s use of light and darkness to represent good and evil in the Heart of Darkness helps in developing the theme and the plot of the novel. Conrad uses the symbol of light and darkness repetitively throughout the novel in order to disclose his insight to the reader; Conrad uses light and darkness when referring to the Thames and Congo river, the skin color and hearts of the whites and blacks, and the black mistress and the Intended. Conrad’s use of light and darkness is evident from the opening…

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The role of Antonio in Shakespeare’s Tempest

Life is so miserable. Here I sit in a corner of this darkened room all alone thinking about my past and trying to figure out what to do with my futile life . The night is dark and long just like the rest of my life. But it is not too late, as long as I am living I will struggle to get what I deserve. Life has become very upsetting lately and I miss the times when I was the highest authority and the sole Duke on Milan. Now…

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A Clockwork Orange – one of the most controversial movies ever made

A Clockwork Orange is one of the most controversial movies ever made. The movie is based around a thug named Alex, a teenager, who finds happiness in about any perverse action. Alex, who seems to find glory in rape, lust, and murder, tells the story from his point of view. The movie examines the usual cliches of “individual freedom”. It seems as if Alex suffers from an attempt to exercise his own vitality within a social structure too severe to support it. The film is not only a social satire…

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Jane Eyre, a classic Victorian novel

Jane Eyre, a classic Victorian novel by Charlotte Bront, is regarded as one of the finest novels in English literature. The main character, Jane Eyre, demonstrates a strong need to be herself, a young girl trying to retain all the individuality possible for a dependent of her time. Although this effort guides her to a passionate and impulsive nature, Jane is still willing to accept change in her life knowing it may not always seem the most pleasant. Her tolerance of change begins very early in the novel and helps…

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Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. continually seeks opportunities to maximize shareholder value and increase efficiency. Through their extremely effective marketing strategies Anheuser-Busch has gained control of over 47% of the global market share. In the process of doing this, Anheuser-Busch has become one of the most recognizable trademarks. This is not without faults though. Anheuser-Buschs aggressive advertising campaign has targeted more than who they bargained for. Through Anheuser-Buschs catchy advertisements, they have attracted customers other than the 21+ age group, and recreational drinkers. The company has made significant marketing investments to build…

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