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Sex and Dominance in The Ghost Road

- Sex and Dominance in  The Ghost Road         Pat Barker's The Ghost Road is a masterful literary integration of sex and war.  The novel's protagonist, the lascivious, bisexual Billy Prior once remarks:  "Whole bloody western front's a wanker's paradise," a statement with far-reaching implications concerning aggression and eroticism (Barker 177).  The novel concludes a successful trilogy, beginning with Regeneration (1991) and The Eye in the Door (1993).  Winner of the prestigious Booker Prize Award in 1995, The Ghost Road delves into many standard Booker motifs, such as war, the British class system, memory, and childhood, but Barker revitalizes these worn subjects.  With prostitutes, lec...   [tags: Ghost Road Essays]

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The Loveless Sex in the Ghost Road

- In the Ghost Road, one of the main characters, Billy Prior, is the one who crossing multiple boundaries in this novel. He is born in working class but, with his effort, he services as an officer. He has a complicated view toward the war: He thinks the war is “bullshit”, but he still willing to go back to the front. Also, he is engaged with Sarah Lumb, but at the same time, he is highly promiscuous. Besides, he is a bisexual. Therefore, sex scene seems appear frequently in the Ghost Road. When speaking of sex, it is common accompany with love, connection and passion....   [tags: Literary Analysis, argumentative, persuasive ]

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Ghost Story of Split Rock Road

- Split Rock Road This tale was told by a twenty-year-old Caucasian male from Boonton, New Jersey, who was very excited to share his paranormal experiences. According to the narrator, Split Rock Road runs through a nice residential neighborhood. However, at one point the pavement stops and turns to gravel. At this point, there are no lights on the road, which is surrounded by woods. As you continue down the road, you come to a bridge on top of a dam and an abandoned guard tower. Legend has it that if you turn off your headlights and stop the car while on the bridge, everyone in the car dies....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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The Ghost Road by Par Barker and Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah: Viewing the Germans from the British Viewpoint during World War I in Two Novels

- The criteria that needs to be considered for the winning novel, includes a wide variety of theories, debates and critical writings that together will give an informed and balanced decision. An instinctive judgment would be to view the book cover and the précis of the plot; and then from a personal perspective ask if it would be likely to entice the reader. However, this narrows ones thought process; also an instinctive judgement is based on ones past personal experience, which will ensure that each reader would then have a different view....   [tags: War Novels, British History, World War One]

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Urban Legend of Annie's Road

- The Legend of Annie's Road The following ghost story involving a ghost named “Anna” was first told to me by a person who lives near the ghost site. A New Jersey native, this girl was an eighteen-year-old college student. She came from a middle-class, predominantly white, suburban neighborhood. This story about Anna’s ghost was told to a group of other college students and me while eating dinner at the campus diner. The storyteller, I, and our group of friends began to discuss the things we teenagers do to occupy ourselves on weekend nights when we’re bored....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Ghost Story of a Ghost Saving Her Baby

- A Ghosts Saves Her Baby I had just finished up lunch with a friend at around one o’clock in the afternoon. I was trekking back from the dining hall when I met the storyteller. She was a freshman who had just turned eighteen, and a moderately-devout Catholic. (“I’m into my religion but I don’t go to church as much as I’d like to.”) She was Filipino and born and raised Maryland. She was sitting on the lawn in front of the library, deeply immersed in a novel. When prompted by my question, “Would you mind helping me out with an assignment for class....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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The Ghost Story of Haunted Roads

- The Ghost Story of Haunted Roads The story of a haunted road in comes from a resident of the city. He is an Asian, male University sophomore. He told me the story in March at a very late hour. Among friends discussing plans to one day explore some supposedly haunted areas of the state, the storyteller spoke of a “rumor” he had heard from one of his college friends. The “late hour” previously mentioned is noteworthy since it affected the way the urban legend was told. There were four of us in a diner, eating at a time when most restaurants had been closed for hours already....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Ghost Sightings in Monroe, New Jersey

- Ghost Sightings in Monroe, New Jersey The following story was told to me by a nineteen year old man in his dorm room at College on a Saturday afternoon in March. He is from Monroe, New Jersey, and lives with his two parents, his younger brother, his dog Cougar, and his cat affectionately known as Hellspawn. His father works as a contractor, a security guard, and a fire extinguisher inspector, and his mother works at a local garden center. The story was told to him by the main subject, his gym teacher....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Atco Ghost of the Southern New Jersey Piney Barrens

- Atco Ghost of the Southern New Jersey Piney Barrens The sparsely populated towns and countryside of the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey have often been the ideal setting of various ghost stories, including the infamous tale of the Jersey Devil, that are told in the more heavily populated Northern New Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan regions. One of those “Piney” towns is home to a lesser-known, but equally interesting, tale of a street that is haunted by the ghost of a young boy. The story is set in the town of Atco, within Waterford Township, and is located approximately half-way between Philadelphia and Atlantic City, right in the heart of the Wharton State Forest section of the P...   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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My First Stop Of The Road Trip

- ... At the shop was a vinger where you could dip your french fries in and eat, I am not one to like the idea of dipping french fries in vinegar but it was pretty good. After we had finished our meals we got back on the road, I brought my favorite emoji pillow whom my best friend bought for me, so I fell asleep for a bit while my mom drove. About an hour later we had entered Gary, Indiana it looked exactly how I seen it in many videos i seen in classes. It looked like a ghost town, the sky above was dense with smog and pollution from the cars and whatever factories that were still there....   [tags: Automobile, Road, Walking, Chicago]

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Ghost Story of the Mirror in the Castle

- This story was told to a friend of mine by his father. My friend was 10 years old when he first heard the story and is 20 years old now. He grew up in northern Oklahoma and his family moved to Maryland when he was eight. His father, his younger brother and he were on a road trip and my friend and his brother asked their father to tell them a story to help them pass the time. My friend does not recall what his father said about where he heard the story from, but it goes more or less as follows: Once upon a time (chuckles), there were two brothers....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Ghost Story of the Hell House

- Hell House In searching for an interesting and reliable ghost story, I began by asking upperclassmen that would probably have more experience and time to have heard the legends and lore of Maryland. After asking many students, one of my friends knew one from her hometown of Ellicott, Maryland. This friend is a twenty-year-old junior, majoring in finance and accounting. She was born in Virginia but moved around quite a bit during her early childhood. She is Indian, and moved to India at the age of five and lived there for seven years....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Analysis of Stories of Ghost Sightings

- Ghost Stories The storyteller is 19 years old and attends Chesapeake College, and is transferring this fall to Salisbury University to become a nurse. Her mother works at a local Baptist church as a secretary/receptionist and her father is a mechanic, but will soon be retired. [The storyteller claims to have seen] these ghosts, and the story she told is about what they look like, their actions, their backgrounds, and how it has affected her. She told me four mini-stories: one about a young girl, one about a young boy, one about a middle-aged man, and one about an elderly man....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Story]

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Ghost Children of San Antonio

- Ghost Children of San Antonio The legend of the Ghost Children of San Antonio dates back to the first half of the 20th century, with the majority of accounts placing its origins within a period extending from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. The story is based on a supposed freak accident involving a school bus full of children. As the story goes, the school bus stalled over a set of train tracks and was subsequently hit by an oncoming freight train, killing everyone on board the bus. (Weiser) Not soon after this grisly event, it was said that, should anyone park their car on the very same train tracks and place the gears in neutral, the car will roll uphill (seemingly defying gravity) off of the...   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Daniel Clowes' Ghost World: Argumentative Comparison

- Pictured on the back cover of the comic book "Ghost World," by Daniel Clowes, are the two main characters of the book in full color. This strikingly significant image, surely shrugged off by most Clowes' readers, represents worlds of diversity within the frames of the book. Sporting pink spandex pants underneath her goldfinch yellow skirt and a blue t-shirt to match perfectly, Enid seems to live her life outside the bubble. She's a very dynamic girl, especially interested in her surroundings and people around her....   [tags: Ghost World Clowes Comic Book]

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The Ghost of Toni Morrison's Beloved

- The Ghost of Beloved One of the most engaging arguments about Toni Morrison’s book Beloved is centered around the nature of the girl Beloved. The argument is whether Beloved is simply a young woman who herself had suffered the horrors of slavery, or the ghost of Sethe’s crawling already. baby girl. The evidence shows that Morrison intended Beloved to be the ghost of the crawling already. girl. It has been said that there are basically two reasons why ghosts walk: they have either unfinished business to attend to of have died a very violent death....   [tags: Toni Morrison Beloved Essays]

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Ghost - Original Writing

- ... “Hello?” Liam’s soft voice instantly calms me down. “Good, you aren’t dead.” “No, I just took a nap. Are you okay?” Liam laughs. “Yeah, I am heading home.” “Be careful, there was a monster wreck out.” I hang up the phone after finishing my conversation with Liam. As I am driving home I pass the scene of the wreck. I look at the car that looked identical to Liam’s car. “Wow that is insane.” I choke out at the way the car looked like an accordion. By the time I get home I notice that Liam’s mom is at my house....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2006 singles, 2000 singles]

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The Road Not Taken By Taylor Gorman

- Sometimes a simple life event that occurs to most people and is not even noticed can mean so much more when put in a poem. In Taylor Gorman’s poem “Cut”, this is exactly what the author does. He takes a simple event like cutting yourself and then writes a poem and lets the reader imagine what it means or should mean. Most critics would agree that a poem that seems very simple on the outside may contain a much deeper meaning if studied in depth, as is the case with Robert Frosts, “A Road not Taken”....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry, Rhyme, Meaning of life]

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Analysis of Cormac Mcarthy's The Road

- I have conflicting thought regarding Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road. My initial thoughts of the novel were that it was solely built on the complete devastation of two characters lives and the surrounding landscape and their constant search for survival. However after giving it further insight I discovered the underlying messages of the importance of good and bad people in my life, the beauty of the little things in life and constant greed showed by desperate individuals. I believe the novels successes comes from the messages of the significant value of human life and the importance of memories in our lives....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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Synopsis Of Red Masque Road

- Are you those newlyweds trying to find the perfect way to work together or maybe a widow trying to live the last years of your life to the fullest. Well, 1809, Red Masque Road in Toaster, MA 191849 is the place for you. The exterior of the house will give you the chills which is perfect for any thrill-seekers. This abandoned mansion makes the perfect welcoming for all your guests. And if you are seeking attention I promise this house will make you the talk around town. Without the windows attached to the house you never need to pay for AC....   [tags: Bedroom, Room, Rooms, Murder]

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Ghost

- The fondest memories of my youth include hitting people with sticks and throwing people out of trees. I was probably only about 8 years old when I started masquerading in the woods as a Robin Hood type character. Along with me I had about 7 other outlaws. Daily we would go into the woods and change teammates on our different Klan’s. Someday's we even had up to 12 kids parading through the woods on missions to free friends and seek vengeance for unjust acts that had been committed in our territory....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Urban Legends and Contemporary Ghost Stories in Japan

- In the following, I will summarize, analyze and interpret the short ghost stories that are part of the so called “Kaidan: A Collection of New Tales” (Japanese Title: 怪談:新耳袋). Each story has a title and a number, is about five minutes long and usually in itself complete and independent. Rarely do they have a second part which is not clearly indicated to the viewer, but rather shown through other details like identical names or appearances. Additionally I will give a short historical summary of the development Japanese horror from the 1950s until today....   [tags: Kaida: A Collection of New Tales]

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Ghost Stories

- I’ve always believed in ghosts and spirits. Perhaps it was because it amused me, or perhaps it was because I’ve been stuffed with ghost stories ever since I was old enough to comprehend them. I’ve been around a lot of people who grew up in remote areas of the world. You know, the place where electricity doesn’t exist, and running house water is just a myth. Well, anyway, I’ve heard many ghost stories from them, mostly drawn from their actual encounters and experiences. These stories were pass on to me on many different occasions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Indian Ghost Story

- It was February in the year 1991 when I had my experience with a ghost. I was 17 years old at the time. One Saturday evening in Phoenix, my high school was having a basketball game, and afterward my cousin and I left the school gymnasium at around 10 p.m. My cousin is from Tohono O’dham, and I was going to spend the weekend with my aunt’s family. Like myself, my aunt is Yaqui. She married a Tohono O’dham man some years ago and had two kids. One is my cousin. We got on Interstate 10 and then switched on to South Highway 15 for the drive to the town of Sells on the Tohono O’dham Reservation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Athens : The Fourth Most Haunted Place

- According to The British Metaphysical society, Athens is ranked as “the 13th most haunted place in the world. This is a justifiable adjudication, due to the many legends of ghosts and other mysterious beings that have accumulated around the Athens county area over the years. However, no area has received greater recognition of hauntings than that of the many Athens cemeteries. A great part of the Athens folklore is based on supernatural findings within cemeteries and other localities that been deemed as “haunted”....   [tags: Ghost, Paranormal, Cemetery, Cemeteries]

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Springsteen's The Ghost of Tom Joad relationship with Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath

- In 1995, Bruce Springsteen produced an album titled “The Ghost of Tom Joad”. Its title track brings out a lot of ideas from John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Migrant workers, as explained in chapter twenty three of The Grapes of Wrath, used music as a main source of entertainment. They would play the harmonica, the guitar, and the fiddle, while the other workers would dance and be jolly, despite how bad the work was that day. The instrumentals of the song are harmonica and acoustic guitar....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Urban Legend of the Goatman of Beltsville, Maryland

- Goatman of Beltsville, Maryland The storyteller told the story of the Goatman from Beltsville story to me. On a summer night in 2005, she and her friend were driving back from a mall. Her friend took a shortcut home to Beltsville, Maryland by way of Callington Road Bridge. While on this shortcut home, her friend stopped the car on the side of road and turned off the headlights. She proceeded to tell the interviewee the story of the Goatman, emphasizing its truthfulness the entire time. After she heard the story, the interviewee never drove across Callington Road Bridge again....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Legend of Vanishing Hitchhiker in Pakistan

- The Vanishing Hitchhiker in Pakistan During my search for stories, I met a sophomore, nineteen year old male student who is majoring in Chemistry and Math. His parents are from Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. Currently, he lives in Maryland. His father is a cardiologist and his mother is a housewife. His parents immigrated to the United States in the 1970's. The source says this story is known by almost three quarters of the people living in Pakistan. His uncle initially told him the story when he went back to Pakistan for the first time....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Story]

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Urban Legend of Cry Baby Bridge

- Cry Baby Bridge In April I sat down with a friend at my house and asked about any urban legends or ghost stories he had encountered. After a couple legends he had seen in movies, he mentioned a haunted bridge about ten minutes away from downtown. He is a twenty-one year-old White male; his father owns an appliance store and his mother helps out with the books. He first heard this story in the ninth grade from a couple of friends. Supposedly, they had heard from kids who had actually been to the bridge and heard strange things at night....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Ghost Tour : Ghost Tours

- ... People from all over the world come to tour and learn the scandalous haunted history. Mackinac Island, on the other hand is a 6 square mile resort island located off the shore of Michigan. Its history dates back to the 1800s. Mackinac was named as the second state park of the United States in 1875 by the United States Congress but, it is often referred to as the “Place of Dancing Spirits”. Ghostly apparitions are reportedly seen throughout the island. Stories range from visions of Indian maidens to reports of a playful little girl at a local bed and breakfast....   [tags: Ghost, Paranormal, Ghost hunting, Haunted house]

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There is No Ghost in Hamlet

- Shakespeare fancies the application of ghosts in his plays, Hamlet is no exception. Scholars argue that the ghost in Hamlet is only a figment of Hamlet’s imagination, but how does that explain others witnessing the apparition. Hamlet’s mental state is declining throughout the play, but what is the true cause. From an external view Hamlet appears insane, whether or not he is insane is left ambiguous. If he is insane, is the traumatic loss of his father causing Hamlet to see a ghost or is the ghost real indeed....   [tags: Hamlet, Shakespeare, ghost]

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The Lost Ark

- ... In the same fighting scene, Indiana was knocked through the windshield by a Nazi. He was able to hang onto the front grill, crawl the length of the truck from the underside, and drag behind the vehicle while clinging onto a rope. From there, he climbed up the side into the passenger seat and pushed the German man out the windshield. Dr. Jones was able not only to use his super strength to defeat a mini-army of Nazis, but he was also able to stay in control of the truck the entire time. This is quite the fantastic feat that not just anyone could carry out....   [tags: Spirit, Supernatural, Soul, Ghost]

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The Meaning of the Ghost in Hamlet by Shakespeare

- In traditional and modern, ghost reflects death and fear, and it never change. In Hamlet, the ghost is a symbol of Hamlet’s father who is killed by Claudius. Its propose is to demand Hamlet to avenge its death. Although the ghost only appears three times in front of Hamlet, it is a specify role to develop the whole story and plot. Through Hamlet, the ghost is the motive to make Hamlet kill Claudius, and the ghost plays a critical role to influence Hamlet. In the act 1, sense 1, the appearance of ghost implicated that something would be happening in Denmark and created interest and caution to audience and Horatio....   [tags: ghost, death, fear, motive]

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The Science Of Ghost Hunters

- ... Science has given us the inventions of digital cameras and infrared light, portable digital voice recorders, EMF meters, and ghost hunters cannot ignore the most important tool they have, the body. One of the easiest to use as far as how to use the technology and how quick you can see the results is the digital camera. The digital camera can take a picture quickly and a person can review the photo almost as fast. Digital cameras can catch what the eye cannot see, meaning that the cameras can catch ghosts in the shape of white masses....   [tags: Ghost, Paranormal, Camera, Science]

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The Ghost By William Shakespeare

- ... When the ghost informs Hamlet about how his uncle murdered his father, he begins to question the ghost’s identity, saying,“the spirit that I have seen may be a devil, and the devil hath power, t’assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps out of my weakness and my melancholy, as he is very potent with such spirits, abuse me to damn me”(II,ii,584-589). He is basically wondering if the ghost is telling the truth or if the ghost is just a spirit sent by the devil to get his hands soaked with blood....   [tags: Hamlet, Ghost, Poetics, KILL]

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The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

- The Road, a post-apocalyptic, survival skills fiction book written by Cormac McCarthy and published in 2006 is part of the Oprah Winfrey book club. During an interview with Oprah, McCarthy answered questions about The Road that he had never been asked before because pervious to the interview he had never been interviewed. Oprah asked what inspired the heart breaking book; it turns out that McCarthy wrote the book after taking a vacation with his son John. While on the vacation he imagined the world fifty years later and seen fire in the distant hills....   [tags: The Road Essays]

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Ghost Boy by Ian Lawrence

- Prejudice is an issue that cannot be easily avoided in today's society. It has and always will have a huge impact on the discrimination that some people face based on religion, appearance, background, mental/physical disabilities and etc. In the novel Ghost Boy, written by Ian Lawrence, prejudice plays an important role in the society built within the pages and cover of the book. Harold Kline, the fourteen year old protagonist of the novel, faces many problems with the members of the society in which he lives based on his appearance because he is an albino....   [tags: Lawrence Ghost Boy Analysis Review]

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A Ghost Story By Samuel L. Clemens

- Naïveté “A Ghost Story” by American author Samuel L. Clemens (also known as Mark Twain) is a short story that “departs sharply from the views sanctified by critical condition. [Twain] opposes a studied perfection of plot, favors instead a loose, spontaneous development of narrative” (Feinstein 1). The story opens in an abandon building in New York, the narrator describes his flight up the stairs with creepy detail and allows the reader to simultaneously reach a sensation of relief as he arrives to his room....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, Ghost, Fiction]

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Savages of the Road

- ... Strangers have no reputations, and less guilt” (Kinosian 550). Forni makes a good point. This woman did not know me personally and we will probably never see each other again, so why not act a little crazy. There are many actions drivers take that show a neglect for manners besides the one told in my story. Some drivers pull out in front of you and act like they did nothing wrong. This drives me insane. It takes a lot to slow down and not hit someone when they pull out in front of you. It is not your job to watch traffic off to the side; they should be paying attention and be considerate enough to wait until it is clear and then pull out onto the road....   [tags: road rage, civility while driving]

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The Road At The Intersection Of Wood Lake Boulevard

- ... The data collected at the scene was downloaded into the Cad Zone 9.4.92 Drawing Program. A scale diagram of the scene was completed and a copy of the downloaded points was printed. After clearing the scene, I followed the 2015 Cadillac SRX to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Section, where it was placed for safekeeping. SCENE: Ambiance: According to the National Weather Service, on 10-03-2015 at the time of the crash, the temperature was 84.2 degrees Fahrenheit, the dew point was 74.3 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity was 70%....   [tags: Road, Lane, Traffic, Road infrastructure]

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The Urban Legend of the Backseat Murderer

- The Backseat Murderer A good urban legend is like a good movie. It unfolds perfectly and it appeals to the audience’s hopes, fears, and anxieties. The urban legend I am about to describe was told by a first year female biology major at the University. She is of Indian descent and both her parents work in the biotechnology field. I collected this story on a Sunday night in the dorm. The fact that it was nighttime helped create the proper mood for the story. It was told in a dimly lit dorm room. The story was told with an eerie tone of voice, with emphasis and excitement during certain parts....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Legend of Cry Baby Bridge

- Cry Baby Bridge The legend I collected was told to me by one of my softball teammates. My teammate is twenty-two years old. She told me this story on our team bus while we were driving at about noon. The atmosphere was light as a few of my other teammates were listening to, and quoting Dane Cook – a popular comedian. Here is the legend she told: There is this small bridge in a small city nearby. There was a car accident and a small child or baby died. And, um, it was in the local papers. It is said that at night, when your drive over it, you can hear the sound of a baby crying....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Ghost Story of College Ghost Lure

- College Ghost Lore If one were to take the beltway to I-270 north, about an hour north of Washington, DC one would arrive at a town called Emmitsburg, Maryland. Is the town haunted. I collected several stories from a senior in college who is from Emmitsburg. This senior is a white female. The stories I collected, many of which have to do with the small Catholic college indicate a rich ghost lore in the town. There are several stories that this woman told me concerning her hometown. The first is one that most people who live in the town know....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Urban Legend of Glenn Dale Hospital

- Glenn Dale Hospital Many urban legends get passed down to others from information people hear, read, and experience on their own. Stories get manipulated and exaggerated over time and reasons for the story’s existence can vary. The true story of Glenn Dale Hospital appears to be rather clear according to credible sources – but this does not stop people from creating their own myths and legends and believing what others tell them is true. The story was told to me by a white female college sophomore that I have known for many years....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Legend of Glenn Dale Hospital

- Glenn Dale Hospital Many people claim that they do not believe in ghosts or other uncanny things. Despite those claims, however, a good urban legend still has the power to make anybody stop and ponder the question, “What if?” What if these stories that always seem to have some level of possibility, were actually true. As urban legends transcend through years and generations, they always find a way of still seeming possible in the present time. This is what can be said of the story that was shared with me about the Glenn Dale Hospital....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Legend of Cry Baby Bridge

- Cry Baby Bridge When talking to students around campus about urban legends they knew, many of them were quick to recite a story that they once enjoyed hearing. Most people all knew at least a couple stories. Almost everyone knew some variation of the most popular urban legends. When talking in the dorm with a twenty year old female student, I learned that she knew several stories from her hometown. I found most interesting the story involving a bridge named Cry Baby Bridge. The story was specific to her home town....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Illinois Ghost Stories

- Ever have a ghostly experience with something or someone that has not crossed over yet. To most people’s shock, most celebrities have experienced a ghost encounter in their life. Some believe in ghosts and others do not. Some even captured photographs of them and do not even know it until further investigation of it when they found unexplainable things in them. A lot of people in Illinois have experienced ghosts and have told stories about them, for example, the story of old A. Bookbinder of the Bartonville insane asylum or the St....   [tags: ghost, past, present, encounter]

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Road Rage: Causes and Solutions

- Road rage is a major problem in the United States, anger causes stress, fear , and accidents to our roadways everyday. In this essay we will define road rage, look at the causes and effects, and come up with solutions on how to avoid an altercation with an aggressive driver who has road rage. Road rage doesn’t always involve two drivers, sometimes it deals with a driver and a pedestrian. We need to learn to deal with the anger, and prevent violence toward others on the road. Road rage affects every driver, whether you're involved directly or indirectly....   [tags: Road Rage, driving,]

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The Road By Cormac Mccarthy

- ... Throughout the book the father asks the son whether he “Carries the fire.” Fire is being represented in a good way that mean he has what it takes to carry on. Not much of what nature used to be remains, but fire has been a constant. To them it represents all of nature and carrying on even though things are rough. In nature fire destroys the old so new can be created. In the context of the book it can be see that the father is pushing the son to keep going and stay alive to make a new. He wants his son to live through the destruction to what can be good ahead....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy, The Road]

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William Shakespeare 's Hamlet And The Ghost Of Hamlet

- ... (Shakespeare II.i.101-104) This speech is said by Polonius when he is speaking to his daughter about the strange things that Hamlet has been doing. Polonius is filled with joy when he hears about the insane things that Hamlet has been doing lately. This speech helps to foreshadow that Polonius will be speaking to Claudius soon about Hamlet. This also serves as a site for comic relief because it is quite humorous how highly he thinks of his daughter and is completely blindsided by Hamlet 's true intentions....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Ghost]

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The Long Road Home

- The future holds a different meaning for everyone, for some it holds hope while for others it holds despair. This constant wondering about the future has influenced many works to be written about the future. Some of these works propose a blissful future, but the majority paint the picture of an unfortunate dystopian world. Recently I read Daughters of the North, a novel in which the dystopian future of England is shown. Shortly after reading Daughters of the North, I watched The Road. This film showed a similar view of the future, yet more grim and unappealing that Daughters of the North....   [tags: Daughters of the North, The Road]

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The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

- Life is all about making choices. Always do the best to make the right ones, and always do the best to learn from the wrong ones. The poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling and “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, both talked about the importance of making choices in life. In the poem “The Road Not Taken” the poet mentioned how he had a choice of picking two roads to travel on, he chose the road less travelled by and he was happy with the choice he made. In the poem “If” a father advised his son to trust himself; be patient; be independent and to be wise when making a choice because his choice will affect who he becomes in the future....   [tags: Poetry, Choice, Viggo Mortensen, The Road]

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The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

- ... The poem structure is very diverse, but yet very simple it mainly contains four stanzas and each one contains five lines each. This is called an quintain, hence which is basically made up of four quintain, and has an A and a B rhythm to it . These rhymes are strict and masculine, with notable exception of the last line. There are four stressed syllables per line, and it is varying on an iambic tetrameter base. Consonance and Assonance are used widely throughout the poem as we can see in the example respectively: “and that made all the difference” and “yet knowing how way lends onto way” Robert Frost 536....   [tags: Poetry, Robert Frost, Choice, The Road]

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The Road : A World Of Isolation

- ... It had become a constant lookout to hide from the world and be isolated. McCarthy constantly reminds us of the living conditions they were in, and how drastic the father became on the journey. McCarthy uses the character of the father as a constant reminder to the boy how gray the outside world was. Moreover, McCarthy does a great job in some sense supporting this form of isolation through the novel, by writing it third person and not giving names to any character. This definitely created a big impact in the theme of isolation and how the choice of material makes great key components....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy, The Road, Character, Family]

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Road Traffic Injuries in Cameroon

- It is estimated that almost 16 000 people die every day from all types of injuries throughout the world (1). Injuries account for 12% of the global burden of disease. They are the third most important cause of overall mortality and the leading cause of death among 1–40-year-olds (2). Road traffic accidents (RTA) are responsible for the highest number of injuries worldwide. According to data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) road traffic injuries account for around 25% of all injury related deaths (1)....   [tags: Transportation, Social Issues, Road Deaths]

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The Road By Cormac Mccarthy

- ... The contractions and apostrophes are scarce, the lines are heavily spaced, and the font is enormous. This style of writing can be compared to the setting of the novel, completely and utterly indifferent, also suggesting there’s no meaning to any of it. The characters don’t have any place to go or be and there is no future to look forward to besides their next meal. Another theory about the writing of this novel is that McCarthy meant for readers to read large portions of the book at a time. Readers acquired a momentum while reading and continued to turn the pages....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy, The Road, Viggo Mortensen]

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Ghost Story of Santa Fe Ghost Trail

- Santa Fe Ghost Trail As I sat down with the narrator in his dorm on a Sunday afternoon—not the most appropriate time for ghost stories—he told me this well known ghost story from New Mexico. The storyteller is an 18-year-old male freshman majoring in international relations who is from Bethesda, Maryland. He is biracial with an American father and a Taiwanese mother. Born in California and raised in Colorado, the storyteller is a converted Christian. The teller was in the Boy Scouts, which is where this story comes from: There’s this really small highway town in New Mexico called Cimarron, and it’s small now but in the late 19th century it was a bustling crossroads for all sorts of people...   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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The Road By Cormac Mccarthy

- Cormac McCarthy manifests his novel, The Road, in a post-apocalyptic world on the east coast of the once famous America. The novel tells the simple tale of a man and a boy who must journey forward to find a way to survive in the wastelands. However, when analyzed with the techniques shown in Thomas Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, The Road’s complex structure in unveiled. The once simple journey transforms into a quest filled with exploitive vampires and meaningful conversations with food....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy, The Road, KILL, Quest]

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Cormac Mccarthy 's The Road

- The world has died, and society has gone with it. In Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, a father and his son are some of the only survivors left after a deadly cataclysm has struck the Earth. Most are dead. The only survivors have lost all of their moral and societal beliefs. It is kill or be killed now. Cannibals and murderers are abundant, but the father does not want his son to only experience this world. Born after the world’s end, the son has never seen the beauty of life. All he has known is death....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy, The Road, Grammar, Family]

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King Hamlet 's Ghost Or Afterlife Form

- ... King Hamlet’s ghost explains to Prince Hamlet that “ Do not forget. This visitation / Is but to whet thy almost blunted purpose “ (109). This conversation between the ghost of King Hamlet and Prince Hamlet leads to Prince Hamlet to spare his mother during his rageful fit and the ghosts brief appearance affects Hamlet 's actions because after this he directs his full attention on his “quest” of killing King Claudius and agrees not to get sidetracked with other actions. The main action King Hamlet’s ghost wants Prince Hamlet to fulfill is based around the principle or idea of revenge thus the theme of revenge is established in Hamlet....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Ghost, Gertrude]

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Desperate Times in Cormac McCarthy's "The Road"

- A father and a son survives a cataclysmic event; the destruction of the world. They become homeless scavengers, hunting for food, looking for shelter, and following the one and only road to the coast where there might be a sign of hope. Cormac McCarthy tells us a post-apocalyptic epic. This breathtaking novel is a love story of a father and a son, which also depicts the human nature and how people can react in desperate times. The world is covered in ash. Even the sea turned grey. It’s a dull, freezing, bleak, ashen-skied wasteland in which human beings are trying to survive....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy, Road, ]

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Meaning in Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken

- “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler” (Page 756 Stanza 1). This is the beginning of an iambic tetrameter by Robert Frost in which he expresses the thoughts of the speaker as they come to a fork in the road. The speaker faces a dilemma of deciding which path to take. Frost uses a closed form with a rhyme scheme of “ABAAB.” The speaker reaching the fork in the road is symbolism for a particular decision that he must make in life. The first stanza is setting up the situation in which the speaker must observe both choices and make a decision and stick with it....   [tags: Road Not Taken, Robert Frost]

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Symbols Of Truth in Langston Hughes' On The Road

- Langston Hughes uses beautiful symbolism and imagery in his literary work “On the Road”. Hughes offers up the idea that if one is to open ones heart; life will provide unlimited abundance. In this literary work, Langston Hughes uses nature to demonstrate and symbolize the unwillingness of his main character, Sargeant, to participate in life. Hughes also demonstrates the use of a person’s anger and instinct to survive and how they both can be used as powerful forces in breaking down racial barriers....   [tags: Road Langston Hughes]

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Analysis Of Jack Kerouac 's ' On The Road '

- ... She is also not afraid of her husband and the consequences of her unfaithfulness. She also proves she can be a “dirty-minded” as the men she is with throughout the country. She is not a typical stereotype of her time, but she still follows many common traits a stereotypical woman is believed to have. In the end, she ditches her wild, childish ways and settles down with a used car salesmen to have children, Kerouac manages to have a reckless, unconventional women turn into a typical housewife who does not conflict or control men....   [tags: Stereotype, Woman, On the Road, Gender]

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Technology for the Road Warrior: A Managerial Analysis

- For this paper, I will cover technology and solutions for the “road warrior.” A road warrior is an employee who is constantly traveling to different locations to work. Nearly any sizeable company will have employees that need to travel in order to do business. In this paper, I will cover how a company’s IT department can arm a mobile worker with technologies that will allow them to remain connected and efficient in their responsibilities. I will discuss smartphones and cellular technologies as they relate to a mobile work environment, security concerns and solutions, asset management and recovery, and how a company IT help desk can effectively support a mobile worker....   [tags: Technology, Solutions, Road Warrior]

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International Trade : The Silk Road

- Today when people go to a store, there is no surprise if they find a majority of goods from foreign countries making their way to the United States. Businesses are importing shirts made in India, computers made in China, and wines made in Italy as well as exporting U.S goods to the rest of the world. Things made around the world are being exchanged on a daily basis between countries with no direct geographical connection through international trading. The idea of international trading has become one of the most important vehicles for good, culture and innovation exchange....   [tags: Silk Road, Central Asia, Xinjiang, Han Dynasty]

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The Road By Morgan Scott Peck

- ... A large number of children seem to lack this capacity; these kids are controlled by impulses. These young people are more likely to use illicit drugs, have problems with authority figures, and get into fights. Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920. The Road Not Taken TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; 5 Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, 10 And both...   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, M. Scott Peck, The Road]

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The Ghost of Cloudcroft New Mexico

- The Cloudcroft Ghost Cloudcroft, New Mexico, meaning a "clearing in the clouds", is a small mountain town located to the east of Alamogordo, NM ("Cloudcroft"). The town's history is intimately tied to the building of the Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway that allowed the town to be permanently settled in the late 1800s, and to the logging business that made the town and railroad successful for half a century ("Investigation… Lodge"). As with many frontier towns, Cloudcroft has a number of legends that document the unique and violent events in its history, and also a fair number of ghosts that haunt its historic sites....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Ghost Story of the Landon House

- Landon House: Urbana, Maryland Urban legends and ghost stories play an important role in society. Supernatural and “uncanny” events are evident in the folklore of every culture. Stories of the supernatural, such as ghosts and magic, are typically passed down as oral traditions from generation to generation. With the advent of mass media, such as television and the Internet, ghost stories can become easily popularized. The realm of ghost stories and urban legends is divided among skeptics and believers....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Essay on Shirow's Ghost in the Shell

- Shirow's Ghost in the Shell The real beauty of Mamoru Oshii's adaptation of Shirow's Ghost in the Shell lies in its attention to detail and the sheer cohesiveness of these details which collectively form complex ideas and plot. In nearly every detail and every plot element lies some tie to the key themes of the anime. Some of the main themes deal with the commodification of the flesh and body; the separation between one's spirit and body; and the idea that a static environment or organism a weak stronghold....   [tags: Ghost in the Shell Essays]

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Ghost of a Confederate Prisoner of War

- Ghost of a Confederate Prisoner of War “Home. I want to go home,” the story begins of a Confederate prisoner of war. A friend’s grandmother, age 76 and a worker at the historic society, tells a story of Point Lookout. During the Civil War, the Union had a prison for captured Confederate soldiers near Point Lookout. With a warm and friendly voice that shows the sign of age, the storyteller joyfully recollects the story. She has the tale in book, but recalls it from memory. She knows the story so well that one could hardly tell it was not being read word for word....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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The Road By Cormac Mccarthy

- The Road by Cormac McCarthy tells a story of a father and son fighting to live throughout their journey to the south during the apocalypse. Even though they face many obstacles along the way, the bond they share always keeps them fighting to survive. This deep story of the bond between father and child makes it easier to see what it means to be human. The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart contains poetry relating to this topic of what it means to be human as well. The Road helps to enhance the understanding of many of the poems from The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart including “With Kit, Age 7, At the Beach” and “Faith.” Even though the poems differ from The Road, the book helps by giving exam...   [tags: Cormac McCarthy, The Road, Family, Viggo Mortensen]

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Ghost Story of the Sacrament Dog

- The Sacrament Dog The modern ghost story has become a sort of rite of passage in American culture. At the youngest age, children are scared by their older siblings’ renditions of a ghoulish tale. Teenagers nationwide think it is their duty to investigate their town’s local haunting at least once before graduating high school. Once these teens transition into adulthood, they begin to scoff at the stories they once embraced, criticizing the irrational content and telling their children that they are silly for believing in such blasphemy....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Ghost Story of the Motel Murders

- Prophetic Dreams of the Motel Murders This particular ghost story was told to me by one of the members of my gymnastics troupe. We had become friends over the course of the season, and she was telling me this story in an informal setting in my dorm room on a Friday night. She is twenty years old and grew up in a very conservative Catholic family in New Jersey. Later on, as I attempted to find more people who would have heard a similar story, I ran into another friend who had heard a variation of the same plot....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Ghost Story of the Haunted House

- The Haunted House This haunted house in Hagerstown was built long ago. It is the site of a most interesting ghost story, which happened to my friend’s friend’s grandmother. Now while I have heard many stories similar to this, I have never known someone to be involved in one and actually affected by it. My friend’s friend is a Caucasian, 17-year-old, female Christian from Hagerstown. Her dad is a postal worker, and her mother works for the government. The story takes place in the house her grandmother temporarily lived in as a child....   [tags: Urban Legend Ghost Stories]

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The Ghost Story of the Banshee

- The Tale of the Banshee On a dark and stormy night it happened. Not too far in the recent past, two teenaged girls were out camping in the woods. There, they sat in their tent while exchanging frightening ghost stories by the flickering candle-light. What began as a normal, cool, summer’s night, took an eerie turn for the worse when, in the middle of one particularly terrifying tale, an ominous howl rang out too close for comfort and a thunderous crash was heard. As they scrambled to be near each other for warmth and security against the tingling feeling arising on the backs of their necks, and the fear of their impending doom, what jumped out at them was a horrifyingly great big......   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Ghost Story of a Hell House

- Ghost Story of a Hell House The legend that I collected is a popular local myth about an old building and its resident out in the woods near the story's location. The person who told this story to me is my roommate; he is a white, middle-class, twenty-year-old who is studying government and psychology. I collected the story from him in our apartment one Tuesday night, sitting on our couch amidst a group of friends while listening to some loud music. The teller’s performance of the story is important to note....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Tale of a Ghost Sighting

- Ghost Sighting Elements of the supernatural have long enhanced the folklore of many cultures. Stories of ghosts, magic, and so-called aliens are transferred from generation to generation, sparking our imagination and uncovering our deepest fears. While some stories are clearly fabulous, others are believed by those who tell them. The story I wish to report is of the latter kind: an experience that generated real fear in the teller. Although the story is completely original, it contains ideas reflected in much other folklore, including similar tales from similar locations....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Ghost Story of Lurking Louis

- Lurking Louis Urban legends can be effective conveyors of entertainment and morals. We all have heard urban legends during our lives, whether it was in a dorm room, the dinner table, or around the campfire, but rarely do we take the time to fully appreciate the value of the stories. Urban legends have this rare ability to make us question reality. We have this feeling in our minds that says “Oh, this cannot possible be real,” but then our imagination questions that and reels us in and plants a lingering doubt....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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King 's Ghost : A Story Of Greed, Terror, And Heroism

- ... The problem with harvesting rubber is the vines near the village will gets exhausted will not replenish while so they have to go way out into the jungle to get stuff makes hard to maintain agriculture and it dangers because wild animals. This kind abuses led to a loss of the population area might have gone from about 20 million inhabitants when Belgium settles about to ten million when they left. This show shorted field how book runs and how it stretchered. The narrative really follows the lives of the following peoples King Leopold the II who was king of Belgium....   [tags: Congo Free State, King Leopold's Ghost]

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