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Exploring Culture in Ali's "Brick Lane" and Hughes' "I, Too, Sing America"

- Culture is something we have all heard in our daily lives. In literature, culture is used very well and analyzing it to get the true meaning of culture portrayed in a text can be very useful. Culture can mean various things from what you do and what you think to your general lifestyle. It defines the person you are and is present within everyone’s life. Culture is very important in texts and it is worth analyzing. You know a lot more about the text if you know the meaning of culture in that text....   [tags: Brick Lane, I Too Sing America]

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A Project At Country Lane Intermediate

- Internship Math Project The intern, Kimberly Archer, followed in this paper completed her Internship One project at Country Lane Intermediate, which is part of the Broken Arrow Public Schools District. Broken Arrow Public Schools District is located in the north east section of the Oklahoma. The staff of Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) serve the families the city of Broken Arrow. The 2,361 personal/staff members and the 18,398 students of BAPS comprise one the largest school district in Oklahoma (Broken Arrow Public Schools , 2015)....   [tags: Educational years, High school, Primary school]

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The legend of Lane Frost

- “Why is it that almost 25 years later, the loss of Lane Frost is still so strong. I think it’s because Lane Frost was what I wanted to be. He was what every one of us wanted to be. Lane dedicated his life to excellence. Complaining was not a part of his life. He said if he won a world championship he was going to do something special with it, and he did. He was an uncommonly kind and gentle man. He was a champion in the arena, and a champion in life” (Michael 1). These were not only George Michael’s words, but the words and thoughts of everyone who met or knew Lane....   [tags: Biography, Bull Riding]

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Administrative Interview Of Amanda Lane

- Administrative Interview of Amanda Lane Amanda Lane served as the high school and middle school principal for many years. This school year, CCS has hired one more principal, and Amanda decided to lead the middle school only. As the school grew rapidly in the last two years, the two main objectives Mrs. Lane would like to reevaluate this academic year are school safety and community relations. School Safety The developed guidelines and procedures for dealing with existing and potential incidents at CCS are defined in their Emergency Operation’s Plan (EOP)....   [tags: High school, College, Teacher, Middle school]

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Analysis of The Ocean at the End of the Lane

- ... It was a suicide that occurred due to knowledge of money being owed to a friend because of a gambling addiction. The narrator and Lettie spend a tremendous amount of time together. There was a time when a coin became stuck in the narrator’s throat overnight, causing him to choke, so he turned to Lettie for help. With the help of Lettie she agreed. The two of them decided that they would go on a journey together but Lettie was nervous and told the narrator never to let go of her hand. As time passed he did let go and she was scared but it was due to something being once again stuck in his foot....   [tags: remembers, reminisce, location, house]

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Review of The Au Pairs and The Beach Lane

- ... Unfortunately, the moment they get a reality check never came, but toward the end Eliza and Jacqui do make some strides toward becoming half decent people, though they still have a long way to go. I am quite looking forward to reading about them again and seeing more of their personal growth. And Mara too, though she's already pretty great, she still needs to learn no to always be such a pushover. 24 of 29 people found the following review helpful 2.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight "Au Pairs", October 9, 2004 This review is from The Au Pairs (Hardcover) Melissa de la Cruz has made a literary name for herself writing fluffy stuff about celebrities and the haunts of the idle rich....   [tags: kids, money, job, boy, girls]

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Analysis Of The Film ' 10 Cloverfield Lane '

- ... Howard claims it’s for her own protection - since he says there’s been some sort of widespread attack that has corrupted the outside air, which ultimately prevents anyone from leaving the bunker. The young man that helped build the shelter, Emmet (John Gallagher, Jr.), is also in the bunker - forcing three unlikely people to live amongst each other for who knows how long. Initially, Michelle is skeptical - and has her doubts about Howard (he’s rather awkward and controlling), and after a failed escape, finally believes his story....   [tags: American film actors, American television actors]

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Legends and Superstitions: The House on Peregrine Lane

- The house on Peregrine Lane was legend. It had been the focal point of countess legends and superstitions. Its stone turret dominated the end of the street, slicing the house in two identical pieces. The entire house was made of stone and covered in unusual purple ivy. To most of the town it a place to stay well away from, but for the Widow Fowler and her two tenants it was home. Alex and Mark ghosted around the side of the house. Mark walked pointedly towards an oblong rock that would have been non-descript to anyone else....   [tags: slicing the house, identical pieces]

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The Neil Lane Diamond Engagement Ring

- As the Neil Lane diamond engagement ring sparkled off of her finger, Sally Albino,30, a Staten Island Hospital clerk and Cosimo Zingaropoli,32,a retail manager, both of Staten Island were in complete awe over their recent engagement. The white gold ring consisted of diamonds all around the band glistening from every angle. But it wasn’t all sparkles and diamonds saving up for this lifelong engagement ring. Albino and Zingaropoli have been together 6 years before getting engaged. “I wanted to get her the ring she wanted and loved.” Zingaropoli said....   [tags: Engagement ring, Diamond, Engagement, Rings]

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Dynamic Threshold Value for the Traffic Lane Extraction

- Executive Summary This project is to find out the dynamic threshold value for the traffic lane extraction . At the early stage, we found that the threshold value of the image was the main item we had to solve. This is because the threshold value of the image can provide us the better image on the traffic lane extraction. Dynamic threshold value determination is to produce a continuous threshold value to the traffic lane extraction. By using the LabVIEW Program, we can easily extract the light intensity and HSI data of the image and get the threshold value by comparing the data with the threshold value database....   [tags: solve, search, concept, record]

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The Wrong Turn down Slang Hollows Lane

- Arissa, a British poet, had gotten into deep trouble; one wrong turn down the road and she would have to accept the fact that death was approaching her, very soon. This is her story. As Arissa and Nicholas, Arrissa’s younger brother, a mechanic, were headed on their way home after a late night party, they were about to encounter a real thrill, their last one. While they drove, Arissa had a sense that something dreadful was going to happen. As they went down the empty- deserted highway it started to rain quite heavily....   [tags: fictional short story, suspense]

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Beer Street and Gin Lane, by William Hogarth

- In the eighteenth century etchings entitled “Beer street and Gin lane",are two prints of English satirist William Hogarth where he supported the drinking beer in comparison to the consumption of gin.These prints were designed side by side so that the viewers see drinking beer as less intoxicating than the evil side effects of gin drinking.At the same time this "Gin lane" a companion of the other printing increased public awareness for drinking, and its deadly consequences led a campaign against the British government economic plan....   [tags: Analysis, Depiction, Comparison]

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The House on Clydesdale Lane

- The House on Clydesdale Lane The small townhouse always had the inviting fragrance of freshly cut flowers in the morning and the delicious aroma of my mother's secret recipes in the early evening. Anyone who entered was immediately greeted by the fragrances and found themselves staying a little longer than they planned. The delicate light from my grandmother's antique lamp beckoned sleep and the faded striped cushions on the worn living room couch held many a drowsy head in those days. The inside of the house consisted of rooms that were small and barely separated so that you always knew what was going on in the next room....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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The Bird Cage By Starring Nathan Lane And Robbin Williams

- The Bird Cage, Starring Nathan Lane and Robbin Williams is a film that investigates social orders perspectives of gay people through the medium of diversion. By making absurdly stereotyped homosexual men, the director, Mike Nichols makes a mindfulness in his viewers of the inclinations and generalizations that they hold. The two homosexual male leads, Albert and Armand are proprietors of a club in South Beach Florida. Armand, who is played by actor Robin Williams is in a long-term relationship with Albert, who is played by Nathan Lane....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Bisexuality]

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World History as a Way of Thinking by Eric Lane Martin

- In his short article “World History as a Way of Thinking” Eric Lane Martin, “…argue[s] that the most important things the field of world history has to offer the researcher, teacher, student, and general public are the conceptual tools required for understanding complex global processes and problems.” Anyone who follows the evening news or shops at Wal-mart, has encountered the processes and problems Martin speaks of. Our modern society puts pressure on a variety of citizens to grapple with and attempt to understand issues on a scale that moves beyond the local and national....   [tags: global processes, problems]

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I Got A Walk Down Memory Lane

- As a child growing up, my aim and objectives were to come to America and go to school to achieve something better in future. Moving from my country to come to the U.S changed my whole life because it was my dream. I came to the United States at the age of 22 and I’m 25 years of age now. Writing this essay felt like a walk down memory lane. Although I’ve not been here for a long time, it has changed my life and I still have many accomplishments and goals to achieve in this life. Leaving your country is always a difficult decision and whoever has been in that shoe before would know what I’m talking about....   [tags: 2007 singles, English-language films, Prince]

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Satire is Used in the Portraits, Gin Lane, by William Hogarth and Untitled by Paul Kuczynsk

- ... The artist uses different types of satire in this piece of art to reinforce the themes of misery, poverty, ruin and neglect. For example, in the portrait, the first thing that catches one's eye is a woman sitting on the stairs that looks disheveled and diseased. She is so focused on taking the tobacco that is in her hands, she does not notice her child falling off the railing beside her. Next to her sits a desperate child sharing a bone with a dog. In front of the woman sits a half naked man dying of starvation from presumably consuming nothing but alcohol....   [tags: humor, illustrations, messages]

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Analysis of How a Single Match Can Ignite a Revolution by Melissa Lane

- Life is game of tradeoffs in which every action has a distinct cost. Cost, in the context of the previous sentence and the rest of this essay, is the price or expenditure that must be paid in order to obtain a particular object or goal. The most basic cost associated with all things is time. In order to attain all the material and immaterial things that we currently possess we had to use up a respectable amount of our time here on earth. Thus, it stands to reason that time defines who we are. If someone were to strip away a human being’s time on earth, they would be ultimately stripping away his or her identity....   [tags: social justice, revolutionaries]

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British Identity: Dying, not Dead

- British Identity: Dying, not Dead Cultures have always mixed and clashed, but the United Kingdom has a history of having a unifying identity for its population. It is the British Identity; its conception was designed to unite the countries first on the British Isles, then eventually the citizens of the British Empire. The Empire has long since passed, but is the British Identity still accepted by those living within the United Kingdom. Contemporary literature is challenging that identity, pointing to cultural differences and traditions prevailing over an outdated unifying concept....   [tags: Brick Lane, Sheepshagger, culture]

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Comparing Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith to Tim Burton

- Comparing Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith to Tim Burton Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's Baloney (HENRY P.) and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas illustrations encourage us to see the world through a distorted lens. I would like to compare how similar but yet how different the two illustrators are in the way they show their work in a distorted view. Scieszka and Smith have made Henry P. a different kind of sci-fi adventure of a boy explaining to his teacher why he was late to school. Smith has detailed the illustrations as they follow what the text says with a distorted twist....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]

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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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Alice Walker’s The Color Purple

- Change is the law of life. A person goes through different stages of life, and at every stage there is transformation in the personality of the person. This new individual is entirely different from the previous one. For this change, different circumstances and events are responsible. Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Monica Ali’s Brick Lane are two texts of feminism in which we find the theme of evolution among the life of the characters like Celie and Nazneen who, happened to highlight the oppression of women in universal phenomenon irrespective of caste, creed, culture and nation....   [tags: transformation,brick lane,stages of life]

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The Dynamics of Representation and the Bases of Structure of Comprehension of the East in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane

- Introduction This essay shall look into the dynamics of representation and the bases of structure of comprehension of the ‘East’ in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane (2003). The paper argues that while the characters are alienated from the Orient in their stereotypical rendering through a majorly Occidental lens, the negotiation of the same with the Occident is a rather realistic and variegated experience, and calls for an examination of marginal subjectivities of the immigrant experience as a global phenomenon....   [tags: Conformist Immigrants, Feminist Discourse]

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Where Do I Begin? Let 's Take A Trip Down Memory Lane

- Alright, where do I begin. Let’s take a trip down memory lane; I first met Encar when I was in the 7th grade and she were a little 5th grader that I happen to see standing there in the middle of the small cubical we had at Clinton. She stood there with her dark green shirt and her cute little red bow. I didn’t think much of it at the time, I honestly forgot about that special moment until a little over two years later. I was scrolling down my Facebook feed and I come across a post from an old friend named Encar, I was surprised to see that the post had to involve her breaking-up with her then boyfriend....   [tags: Debut albums, 2007 singles, American films]

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Little House By Laura Ingalls Wilder

- ... “Determined to succeed, Wilder spent the next several years reworking her writing. Including switching the title, changing her writing and language more toward children, and changing the story to be told from the third person perspective” (“Laura Ingalls Wilder”). Little House on the Prairie and Little House in the Big Woods are novels written by Laura Ingalls Wilder telling her story of how she experienced pioneer life as a young child in the 1800s. Her revised stories contain all of the real people, places, and things Wilder experienced firsthand....   [tags: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane]

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Overview of the Room for Debate Blog Series

- The Room for Debate series of blog posts between Bryan A. Garner and Robert Lane Greene presents to the reader two distinct views on various topics including that of authority in language, what makes a good and a bad rule, and what the purpose of these rules is. After reading the posts and doing some research on the people they mention, I noticed that the majority of them, whether lexicographers, linguists or writers (descriptivist or prescriptivist), had privileged upbringings and were educated at prestigious universities....   [tags: blog analysis, bryan a garner, robert lane greene]

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- Are you tired of those slow downloads you’re getting when you surf the internet. Bored of waiting just to make a few transactions in your e-billing account. Then forget your old modem and switch to ADSL. For those of you that are not familiar with this new technology, let me explain a little bit about what it is. Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is a transmission technology that enhances the use of existing telephone lines, providing high-bandwidth data and voice services. This is possible taking advantage of unused high frequencies of existing copper wiring in the PSTN (Plain Switched Telephone Network), allowing data to travel back and forth on the high frequencies while voice si...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fast Food Nation: Death in the Fast Food Lane

- Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser, is a stark and unrelenting look into the fast food industry that has ingrained itself in not only American culture, but in many cultures around the world. There is almost no place on earth that the golden arches has not entered. Aside from Antarctica, there is a McDonalds on every continent, and the number of countries that have fast food restaurants is growing on a daily basis. Schlosser describes in detail what happens behind the scenes, before the hamburger and fries come wrapped in environmentally safe paper and are consumed by millions of people daily....   [tags: Eric Schlosser]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Little House On The Prairie '

- ... The school she taught at was twelve miles away from her home. While she was away teaching, her family would send a man by the name of Almanzo Wilder to give her a ride home on the weekends so she could see her family. Having spent so much time with Almanzo on their rides hime every weekend, Laura and Almanzo began to fall in love. In August of 1885, Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Widler were married. After they married, Laura resigned from her job as a teacher to be a mother and to raise her children and to help Almonzo at their family farm....   [tags: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane]

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The Cycle Of Abuse ( Ryan )

- ... The first stage is the precipitating phase and is initiated when a youth reacts to a stressful event, either current or historical. There are a number of events that can be deemed stressful and can trigger the cycle. However, these are dependant on individual experience and perception (Ryan, Lane and Leversee. 2010). The nature of stress experienced also will vary from youth, however for the majority of youths, they induce a sense of incompetence, lack of control and helplessness and as a result, many youths will either deny or mask these feelings with anger....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Youth, Psychology]

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Good People, by David Foster Wallace

- David Foster Wallace’s “Good People,” is a very touching, powerful story about a young, unwed, Christian couple facing an extremely difficult decision and the moral and religious implications that may result. As the story begins, we are allowed into the head of Lane Dean, a college student, as he sits on a park bench with his girlfriend, Sheri. Lane and Sheri find themselves faced with an unplanned pregnancy, which causes them to battle with several moral and religious dilemmas. Both of them are devout Christians who have built their moral beliefs upon God and their religious upbringing....   [tags: Literary Analysis, religion, abortion]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Hills Like White Elephants '

- Love is one of the most diverse and unexplainable emotions felt by humans. The success of a relationship depends on the capacity to truly love and care for another person outside of ourselves. Two stories by different authors bring up love and how it affects a relationship in a difficult situation. David Foster Wallace’s “Good People” and Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills like White Elephants” both show the diversity of love within a relationship. Wallace does a great job portraying Lane’s internal battle to an honest love with Sheri, while Hemingway depicts a false love expressed between the American and Jig....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship]

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How The Internet Has Forever Altered Our Capacity For Empathy

- Introduction The growing popularity of social networking sites among the internet demands introspection of personal and social behaviour of human being. Today almost two billion people across the world have their profiles in social networking sites. Everything looks nice when you create a profile, but all of a sudden how you feel when someone starts to threaten or blackmail you using your personal data. Or your boss threatens to fire you for posting comments on Social Networking Service (SNS). Obviously in this situation you feel compulsive to check your profile during work hours....   [tags: Social network service, Twitter, MySpace, Internet]

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The Importance Of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

- The Importance of Being Earnest is a play written by Oscar Wilde during the Victorian era. It is a farcical comedy in which the main characters live and maintain a fictional persona to escape their responsibilities. To which Oscar Wilde uses secondary characters within the play such as Lady Bracknell to humorously make her the tool of the conflict and much of the satire. She is the first and foremost a symbol of Victorian earnests and the unhappiness it brings as a result. Lady Bracknell was specially designed to represent Wilde’s opinion of the upper Victorian class repressiveness and traditional negativity....   [tags: Social class, Victorian era]

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Two Woman, Two Different Decsions in Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway and “Good People” by David Foster Wallace

- Two Woman, Different Decisions We all have expectations, something that we expect as a result of something we did, but what about the unexpected something that we did but never fathomed the consequences. We often times call the unexpected a “curve ball” and that’s exactly what happened to the couples in the short essays “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway and “Good People” by David Foster Wallace, they were thrown a curve ball. The couples in the short stories have extremely hard decisions to make....   [tags: baby, abortion, support ]

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The Police Force Of A National Or Local Government, Responsible For The Protection Of Public Order

- ... Crime prevention in this period was often left to the constable who would collect fees for apprehending criminals on behalf of the victim (Balko, 2013). This body supervised the watch and had some basic duties reminiscent of law enforcement. Victims reimbursed the constables for their services, which included issuing warrants and escorting the alleged perpetrators to court (Lane, 1992). Policing was forced to adapt in the1800’s due in part rapid the growth of North Eastern cities as a result of the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: Police, Crime, Police officer, Constable]

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A Response to Good People by David Foster Wallace

- A Response to “Good People” The thought of good people brings warmth and joy to my heart. On a daily basis I would like to think that most, if not all, of the people we surround ourselves with strive to be good people. My initial thought that came to mind before I began to read David Foster Wallace’s “Good People” was that this would be a story about all the people around each other doing good for one another bringing happiness to me as a reader. The story took a huge turn as it did not talk about the good of the people, but the expectations and judgments we hold for others to be good people....   [tags: emotions, Christian, passionate]

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Cognitive Autonomy And Its Effects On Children 's Morality

- ... For authoritative parents, they are willing to communicate a lot with adolescents about the restriction and their expectations. Parents help adolescents acknowledge the perspectives of others. The attachment between caregivers and adolescents is generally secured. Therefore adolescents will believe that their parents trust them. They will also have a positive expectation about intimate relationship in the future. Also being granted with independence from their parents, adolescents will feel that they are supported and understood by their parents....   [tags: Parenting styles, Parenting]

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The Relevance of the Liberal, Neo-orthodox, and Evangelical Views

- The relevance of the Liberal, Neo-orthodox, and Evangelical Views In the 18th century to 19th century, there were many great influential leaders of Christianity that influenced many individuals belief systems. During this time period three great movements included the relevance of liberalism, Neo-orthodoxy, and Evangelical views. These views in particular had great influence over how individuals applied biblical scripture to their everyday life. The Issues The nature and authority of scripture in reference to the Liberals continued into influence Christianity into the contemporary world (Lane, 2006)....   [tags: Christianity, nature & authority of scripture]

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Sacred Heart Medical Center Home Health

- ... Fifteen percent of the population of Lane County is over the age of 65-years. Home health employs 74.59 RN FTEs of which 90% work 1.0 FTE. The home care staff collaborate with primary care providers throughout Oregon, including the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Home care services is associated with PeaceHealth, Sacred Heart Medical Center which is the largest hospital in Lane County. Sacred Heart Hospital provides pediatric inpatient services, however, there is no pediatric intensive care unit available in Lane County and children who are critically ill must seek services in Portland, Oregon....   [tags: Medicine, Health economics, Health care, Hospital]

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Perspectives on Unplanned Pregnancies: Hills Like White Elephants, and Good People

- In Hemingway’s “Hills like White Elephants” and Wallace’s “Good People,” both of the young females, Jig and Sheri, experience an unplanned pregnancy and must decide whether an abortion is the right choice. While the former story employs dialogue to depict the relationship of an adventurous, carefree couple in the 1920s, the latter uses third person limited point of view to show a faithful young couple whose religion is their source of morality. Thus, Wallace digs much deeper since both religion and love are a factor in Sheri’s ultimate decision....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Why I Should Be A Great Coffee House

- ... From the Courtauld Institute to the White Chapel Gallery, almost every museum offers some sort of cafe where one is able to take a break, enjoy an espresso, and revel in the atmosphere of the art. The three coffee houses that I’ll be discussing quickly became my favorites over countless others I visited during my time in London. The coffee was some of the best I’ve tasted and the charm of the individual shops made want to stay on the well-worn couches forever. However, don’t be afraid to completely ignore these suggestions and just pick a stop on the Underground map and go exploring....   [tags: Espresso, Coffee, Coffeehouse, Starbucks]

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Critical Analysis of the Design of the Guangzhou Opera House

- Guangzhou Opera House is a recently completed building by Zaha Hadid Architects. The project is located in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, completed in 2010. The building’s extreme geometry and the spectacular interior have brought about international awareness and appreciations on its design. Followings are two articles that examine and critique the building. One is “L'auditorium asimmetrico (Asymmetrical Auditorium)”from the architecture journal “Abitare”. The other article is “Crazy Angles, Soaring Steel” by Thomas Lane from the architecture Journal “Building”....   [tags: Architecture]

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Capital Punishment : Is It A Necessary Evil?

- Capital Punishment: Is It a “Necessary” Evil. Capital punishment, also known as the “death penalty,” can be defined as a legally authorized way of killing someone. Within the Constitution, there is a section authorizing the existence of capital punishment and the conditions for convicting a person(please cite this information for clarification). Although there is a constitutional allowance for capital punishment to be used, it is not necessarily the appropriate solution to solve an issue among the prosecuted and the victim or his or her family....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime]

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The Death Penalty Is Immoral Or Unfair?

- Capital punishment, also known as the “death penalty,” may be defined as a legally authorized way of killing someone. Authorizing the existence of capital punishment and the conditions for convicting a person may be found within a section of the Constitution known as the eighth amendment (“Bill of Rights”). Even though the constitution has an allowance for capital punishment, it is not necessarily the appropriate solution to solve an issue between the prosecuted, victim and his or her family. The execution of a criminal through the methods dating back over 400 years ago would be considered cruel and unusual punishment because the criminal would often feel extreme pain....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Hanging]

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The Importance Of Being A Social Commentary

- ... Lane, Algernon’s manservant, is expected to cover, lie, and make his master, Algernon, appear to follow all the social rules of the ruling class. One specific example of his deceit is when he covers up for Jack eating all the cucumber sandwiches.“Algernon. [Picking up empty plate in horror.] Good heavens. Lane. Why are there no cucumber sandwiches. I ordered them specially. Lane. [Gravely.] There were no cucumbers in the market this morning, sir. I went down twice. … Algernon. That will do, Lane, thank you....   [tags: Social class, Upper class, Bourgeoisie]

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The Nature and Authority of Scripture

- To forsake a God-given gift is not a good idea. God gave his word to the world. From Scripture, his word, comes revelation and understanding of not only who he is, but also who we are in him. Living without the knowledge and wisdom of Scripture would only lead to an unscrupulous and impure life. God gave his word to the world for a reason, and that gift should not be taken lightly. Through it he reveals the desire he has for the lives of his people. Because it is God’s word, Scripture is a guide that his people need to live by....   [tags: evangelicanism, liberalism, neo-orthodoxy]

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The Impact of European Monetary Union

- I. Introduction According to Lane (2006), the European Monetary Union (EMU) began on the year 1999. Following his line of analysis and reasoning, this paper shall seek to analyze the purported impacts of the said action in the light of their inflation rates and the proportion of their portfolio holdings allocated to the other members of the Euro-zone. Furthermore, the author of this paper shall look qualitatively in the current Asian context to examine the relevance of a monetary union in the continent....   [tags: inflation, european nations, integration]

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Cricket 's Influence On Bowling Culture

- ... This was most likely kept in mind when designing the shoes. Heat leads to sweat and sweat leads to a restriction of fluidity when taking a step. This leather is used to prevent the heat and sweat from negatively impacting ones performance. Bowling culture emphasizes the importance of mastering ones bodily functions. Bowling culture is heavily influenced by the desire for strategic superiority over ones opponent. In order to gain this superiority, one must become familiar with the bowling lane....   [tags: Ten-pin bowling, Bowling, Bowling ball]

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Chapter 58: The Ending

- One hour later, at the ICU: Glasgow hospital... Visiting hours were over as the pushy attending nurse cleared the room of all visitors. Lane's request to talk to Alpha Team alone was finally granted, but only after he pleaded his case and rang the “help” button a dozen times and threatened to leave the infirmary via taxi. “This guy is ready for surgery and he is still thinking of nothing but business,” said Waldo, as he realized he would not be smoking in the hospital and put the cigarette behind his ear for safe keeping....   [tags: hospital, visiting, business, clothes]

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Case Study : An Officer Stopped A Vehicle For A Traffic Violation

- ... The distance was 614 ft. VEHICLE IN MOTION: I pulled behind the vehicle and activated the squad emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle pulled along the right-side curb. Ofc. Kohlman later informed me that the front passenger side tire had drove up onto the curb and that he took a photo of the condition of the vehicle after it had stopped. For further information, refer to his supplemental report and the photo saved in the case file. CONTACT WITH DRIVER (LEBRON): I exited the squad and approached the driver side of the vehicle....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Alcohol, Cycling, Alcoholism]

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The Negative Aspect of Zone Defense in the NBA

- The Spineless Zone Basketball is a great American sport. June 6, 1946 was one of the greatest days in sports history. On that glorious day in American history, the National Basketball Association was created (NBA). Less than seven months later the NBA outlawed zone defense (NBA). Those great men decided that professional athletes should have to guard each other, instead of guarding an area. During my basketball experiences, there was nothing more frustrating than a team with less skill pulling back into a zone defense....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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Stuck in Traffic

- Staring at the ocean of brake lights spread out before you, you listen as the morning DJ’s voice drones on about the weather. Fifteen minutes have passed, you realize, since you first stopped at the back of this seemingly never-ending line of cars. The sign to your right warns of a lane closed due to construction in 2,500 feet. You let out a heavy sigh as you wonder how much more time this next half of a mile is going to add to your morning commute. Such is life in our modern day of mass transportation, you think to yourself, but surely there is some way to alleviate this headache....   [tags: Driving Safety]

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Leadership Philosophy On People And Servant Leadership

- A personal leadership philosophy provides a foundation for beliefs and behaviors and a means to mobilize others toward a common goal. The wellbeing, development and engagement of staff member are integral in mission accomplishment. Commanders must identify and address issues that their staff determine to be of importance to gain trust, motivate members and involve them in processes. An example of application is the actions of CAPT Lane, who identified a general staff concern that quickly became morale crushing is discussed to demonstrate how the importance of people can unite a command and truly propel a command forward....   [tags: Leadership, Management]

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Making A Vehicle Work For The Blind

- Sometimes I wonder how it feels not to know what the world looks like, or how green the grass might be, or even getting the full experience of tasting the foods in the world that bring such comfort to one 's heart. But it is sad to say that this happens to be a blind person’s interpretation on life every day. But with the new technology coming out every day, the blind will no longer have to feel excluded from the world. Dr. Dennis Hong, the founder and director of RoMela, came up with the thought of,” What if a blind person could physically drive an everyday vehicle?” When I saw this TED talk it automatically touched my soul to the point that I knew I had to research more....   [tags: Automobile, English-language films, Truck, Walking]

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The Doctrine Of Original Sin

- The Gospel has been a central topic for most denominations of Christianity all over the World; for many ages, it has also become the source of a major matter in accordance with the validity of those Scriptures. Three modern theological movements have been especially affected by this question of validity within Scripture; these movements would include Liberal, Evangelical, and Neo-Orthodox. These three causes all have similar yet different beliefs regarding the nature and authority of Scripture, and this is where the issues arise....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Evangelicalism]

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Shoplifting: A Hard Habit to Break

- Shoplifting: A Hard Habit to Break Erik* walks up to me outside of the Diesel store on Newbury Street. “I needed new jeans,” he said. A little further away from the store he shows me the pants that cost about $150 in he store, he shoplifted or as he says "scooped" two pairs. Inside the bag with the pants are a few shirts and the shoes he is wearing he tells me he switched with shoes he had on. Erik is 22, he does it because he says he is feeding an addiction. His name has been changed for anonymity....   [tags: Dialogue Essays]

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Communication in "Shattered Glass"

- 1.) What is communication according to you. Discuss various elements of communication and use scenes or aspects from the motion picture to illustrate your view. Communication, by my own means, is a way to for two or more people to interact or influence each other. It is a way of discovering our world without having to travel kilometres or spending millions. Communication is the single most important aspect in our human society, that without it, the chances of survival are finite. There are about five key elements of communication and the each are involved with parallel processing, where both individuals initiates the communication process....   [tags: Communication ]

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League of Legends: The Starting Guide to Summoner's Rift

- Since multiplayer games have existed, free online games have been quite popular. Although all games are different, the genre of League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). Other games that are similar to League of Legends include Dota, Heroes of Newerth, and Smite. So why is League of Legends so popular. League of Legends is very popular because of how many different stages it has. Although the first stage of the game is the early game, there is much more to do before you play....   [tags: popluar, game, stages]

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Why Bowling Is Good And Socially Acceptable Way

- ... Some leagues have a parody system in order to keep chances even for bowlers to win by giving a handicap to bowlers with a lower average. Other than indoor bowling alleys, there are different forms of bowling. One form that is used in Europe is lawn bowling. It takes place outdoors and the objective is to have the thrown ball land near the target (Adams 69-70). Other popular forms of bowling are duckpin which is played with smaller pins, candle pin which is played with a lightweight ball and taller pins that resemble candles, and five pin bowling which is a version of bowling in which there are five pins in a “V” shape and the ball is smaller and has no finger holes (Adams 33-35)....   [tags: Ten-pin bowling, Bowling, Bowling ball]

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The Place of Scripture in Christian Faith

- As part of revivals in Christian faith during 18th century onward three practices evolved into their own interpretation on the place and authority of Scripture in the Christian faith. The first of these were the Liberals who “viewed themselves as the saviors of a defunct out of date Christianity” (Bingham 149). Their founder, Friedrich Schleiermacher an 18th century pastor, “did not view traditional, authoritative doctrines, creeds and biblical texts as the preeminent sources in theology (150). Instead the Liberal perspective of Christianity put more emphasis on the doctrines of sin and grace and less attention on the holiness of the trinity (Kerr 213)....   [tags: evangelism, neo-orthodox, theology, bible]

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Marshall Bruce Mathers III Life and Accomplishments

- Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known as rap performer Eminem, was born on October 17, 1972, in Kansas City, Missouri (Lane). From the very first days of his life, Marshall suffered many hardships. When Eminem was only six months old, Marshall Mathers Jr., Eminem’s dad left his family to move to California and contact between them ended. Eminem and his mom Debbie Nelson moved frequently and often lived in poor, crime- ridden neighborhoods (Lane). Eminem was born in Kansas City moved to live in detroit where he experienced a lot of violence and bullying....   [tags: eminem, rap performer, rapping]

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Recruitment: Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

- Case Study: Recruitment – Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. Recruitment is crucial in meeting the goals and objectives of an organization. The recruitment and training process allows an organization to seek out (search) individuals who will fit the proposed job description and meet the objectives of the organization, moving toward a successful future within the organization. High-performing staff is essential in an organization to deliver outstanding services to the valued customers. Often times, an organization will have trouble recruiting and retaining outstanding employees....   [tags: recruitment, job description, business environment]

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A Classroom Of Twenty Plus Students

- “Students are motivated when they believe they are able to succeed at a given task and when they understand and value the outcome of the task” - Paula Wise Educators have one of the most challenging professions in the world. They are called upon to teach and engage students on a daily basis to not just learn but to understand several different concepts. In a classroom of twenty plus students, there might be a small handful of students that are actually motivated to learning. The bulk of the students show signs of motivation throughout the day, and then another small group proves to be a struggle to even motivate them to write their name and student number on the top of their paper....   [tags: Motivation, Educational psychology, Reading]

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My Mind Was Racing : Racing

- ... The day before my driving buddy had gone on the main road, and was told to make a lane change. Katie, in my opinion, had done fine. She checked all the necessary mirrors and any blind spots. The one thing she forgot to do, however was use her turn signal... I remember our driving instructor yell at her for forgetting. I remember my anxiety levels rising from just hearing her get yelled at. I remember comforting her after as we waited for our parents to come pick us up. The moment my driving instructor uttered the words lane change I recall feeling my heart start to beat really fast....   [tags: Automobile, Driving, Feeling, The Road]

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Riot Games

- The company Riot Games Inc. the creators of League of Legends should revert the patch that was deployed on November 28th, 2011. The patch remade the “jungle” which altered the gold rewards, experience rewards, and gameplay. First off, there are three roads in League of Legends which are named after their locations, such as top, mid, and bottom lane. The bottom lane is considered the “side lane” and the top and bottom is considered “solo lanes.” The “jungle” is considered an off-road lane where a player can start besides the three lanes; where they kill minions and help “gank (is when an enemy is far from safety and the “jungle” player comes from the shadow of the off-road to kill them)” thei...   [tags: Gaming ]

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Dota: Manta Style Strategy On Tinker

- Early Game: The average player believes that Tinker is strong earlygame but becomes weak later on. Though nothing could be more false than the second part of the statement, the average player is right in thinking that Tinker is strong earlygame. Our main spell at this point is Laser, which is very strong. Once you hit level 3, Laser is strong enough to do serious damage, but you should still use it somewhat sparingly unless laned against a low hp hero. At level 5, it will generally be worth using Laser every time the cooldown ends....   [tags: Game Gaming Strategy]

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Romantic Period And Romantic Poetry

- Recently in World Literature II, we have been discussing the Romantic period and reading romantic poetry. The Romantic period lasted from 1780 to 1850. This period emphasized the common man, nature, and subjective, private experiences. Most of the poems that have been read in class emphasized emotion, feelings, and longing for the ideal. John Keats “Bright Star” and Gerard de Nerval “A Lane in the Luxembourg” are both romantic poems that emphasizes these themes. Although these two pieces are based on the same themes, both writers address them in a different approach....   [tags: John Keats, Romanticism, Hector Berlioz, Woman]

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Child Abuse Prevention Programs

- Introduction Child maltreatment is a pervasive problem in the United States, as well as other countries. Child maltreatment touches everyone, from the child to the nurse that cares for the child to the entire community. I have chosen to research this problem because of its far reaching effects on the community and its preventable nature. Research on prevention Research on the prevention of child maltreatment focuses on home visitation programs, abusive head trauma prevention programs, and parent training programs (Krugman, Lane, & Walsh, 2007)....   [tags: Child Development ]

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The Testament Book Report

- My book is The Testament, which is a fictional book, is written by John Grisham . John Grisham was a lawyer and a politician before he became an author and currently changes between a home in Oxford, Mississippi and one in Charlottesville; he typically writes legal thrillers. The Testament, although it’s a legal thriller, is slightly different than his other books because it also has some adventure in the book. The Testament takes place mainly in the Pantanal in Brazil/Bolivia and in multiple places in Virginia; it takes place in the December of 1996 and early 1997....   [tags: John Grisham novel]

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Timeless Message of Equality in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

- Timeless Message of Equality in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest   Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest satirizes Victorian society.  The witty epigrams of his characters provide light comedy masking the underlying theme of criticism of the Victorian way of life.  Wilde's effective use of humour diffuses the tense theme of his work.  In a Victorian society that emphasized progress, it was precarious for artists like Oscar Wilde to express an imperfect interpretation of life in nineteenth-century England.  Wilde's attack on the ethics of his era is an attempt to fulfill the author's prophecy that art has the power to dictate life, not merely imitate it (614-615).  At...   [tags: Importance Being Earnest Oscar Wilde Essays]

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Bus Rapid Transit: A Sustainable Approach to Mass Transit

- Bus Rapid Transit: A Sustainable Approach to Mass Transit Transportation accounts for about 25% of fossil fuel consumption. One way to decrease the negative environmental effects of burning fossil fuels (e.g. smog and global warming) is to improve mass transit. An efficient mass transit system speeds travel time, cuts travel costs, and makes service more reliable. Consequently, it discourages the use of private vehicles, reducing fossil fuel consumption and emissions. A type of mass transit that has proven to be environmentally and socially successful in many cities across the world is Bus Rapid Transit....   [tags: Mass Transit Bus Public Transportation Essays]

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Ben & Jerry 's Homemade Should Approve Fer From Unilever For $ 36.00 ( Cash ) Per Share

- ... From its incorporation in 1978, giving back to the community has been a key factor in the day-to-day activities of Ben & Jerry’s. However, in the proposal of Unilever, a portion of the proposal is to restrict Ben & Jerry’s social commitments. Of the four offering companies, Unilever has the least amount of interest in keeping Ben and Jerry’s social mission intact. This lack of interest can be seen in the difference of market capitalization, in which Unilever, a profit oriented company, has a massive market capitalization....   [tags: Stock market, Stock, Tender offer, Takeover]

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Theme Comparison Of The Catcher In The Rye And Franny And Zooey

- The world today is very deceptive and phony. J.D. Salinger’s well known novels, The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey attack this fake and superficial society which is evident through the lives, ideas, actions, and words expressed by the characters in these literary pieces. The transition from childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood is inevitable. The protagonist of The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield goes through this stage and finds himself in a crisis. He alienates himself from everyone who is around him and tries his best not to grow up....   [tags: Compare Contrast Literature]

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What I Don 't Understand About The Life Of Thomas Pain

- Justin Hicks June 15, 1999, the rising sun was bright and the air was humid. The morning rush hour commute was like any other seven o’clock day in southern Indiana. The cars were jammed at every stop light. And the people crossing the streets weren’t making it any better. However, one wrong move changed the life of Thomas Pain forever. “I don’t remember how I got there, or why I got there”, said Thomas Pain, “but I do remember this. My friend, Joe, and I were driving down the highway. Joe was a rule breaker....   [tags: Automobile, Walking, Steering, Ciara]

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Nonverbal Communication And Its Effect On Understanding Meaning And Maintaining Civility

- ... Becoming more aware of how nonverbal communication plays a role in everyday interactions will help individuals develop greater civility and ethics. For instance, using immediacy behaviors “communicate[s] respect, responsibility, and caring,” and these three qualities are the central tenants of being civil and ethical (Lane 7). Communicators should smile, give compliments, employ confident and relaxed postures, use confirming responses when listening, etc. Confirming responses include letting the speaker know that the listener is paying attention to what he or she has to say, asking questions, paraphrasing, and showing concern to the speaker (“Confirming and Disconfirming Responses”)....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Communication]

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The Human Cytochrome P450 Is Responsible For Various Catalytic Activities

- Introduction The human cytochrome p450 is an isoenzyme that is responsible for various catalytic activities. The cytochrome p450 aids in metabolism of steroids, caffeine, and other drugs (Guengerich, 1992; Sachse et al., 1999). Within the CYP1 family of cytochrome p450, the two subclasses are CYP1A1 and CYP1A2 which are both regulated by the aromatic hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) (Zhou et al., 2009). Both of these gene subclass enzymes can be found on chromosome 15q21.4 (Zanger and Schwab, 2013). CYP1A2 is a liver enzyme that is responsible for caffeine metabolism (Schweikl et al., 1993)....   [tags: DNA, Genetics, Gene, Molecular biology]

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Johann Van Beethoven And The Garden Wing Of A House

- ... 8. By the age of 13, Beethoven was sufficiently trained to be able to seek paid appointments. From 1784 to 1789, he played the organ at the Bonn court and was a member of the court Chappell as a violist. (Lane, 2006) In 1792, Beethoven left Bonn and permanently moved to Vienna. He settled into a career that he would follow for the remainder of his life. He became a freelancer rather than working for the church or a noble court as most composers before him had done. In doing this he was able to support himself with public performances, sales of his works, and stipends from noblemen who recognized his talent....   [tags: Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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Guerrilla Warfare and Violence in Thomas Goodrich's "Black Flag"

- Thomas Goodrich is an author that focuses most of his writings about the American Civil War. This book “Black Flag Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865” depicts some of the most violent guerrilla fighting that took place along the Kansas and Missouri border. He is very objective about presenting this sinister side of the Civil War. Mr. Goodrich’s book portrays the horrific death, destruction, merciless killings, rapes, and the millions of dollars worth of property seized or destroyed by the guerrillas on both the Union and Confederate side....   [tags: Civil War, Analytical Essay]

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Importance of Being Earnest: Dinner is Served

- Food is the world’s safe house. Primarily, food is what keeps the body in working order. Behind the scenes, food creates an industry that is incomparable to any other. From diners to fishermen, and from bakeries to slaughterhouses, food is known by all. Oscar Wilde takes this universal knowledge of food to create the compelling social satire known as “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Wilde cleverly brings readers into a new world of secrecy, fantasy, and power through the need to eat. With the onset of the “New Woman” era, Oscar Wilde uses food to introduce his humourously repulsed opinion on the freedom of women, while alluding to the struggle of being accepted in this previously unheard...   [tags: Theatre]

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