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Mother's GlueI wonder how she does it, holding it together the way she does.It seems no matter how life gets out of place she puts it back the way it was.It's always been a mystery, but I guess it must be true.That there is nothing stronger than a mother's love when she uses Mother's Glue.Now Mother's Glue is not a recipe, or that sticky stuff used in art.But it's that special love that mothers use to keep your life from falling apart.It's the way she is always there to listen so you know that everything will be okay.It's that special bonding hug she gives you to help you make it through the day.It's the way she is able to touch your face and hold the tears away.It's the way she stays up all...
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The most important event in my life has been attending MASC’s summer leadership camp in 2012 and 2013. Those ten days were perhaps the most beneficial days of my life.
MASC stands for Missouri Association of Student Councils. Since I joined our school’s Student Council my senior year, I had the opportunity to attend their summer camp.
When I arrived, as a Level 1 camper, I was overwhelmed by all the other crazy and outgoing campers. I didn’t know how I was going to fit in since I was shy around new people. Everyone was split into 26 different councils. I was in council ‘M’. That week changed me from a shy, new Student Council member to a girl who was completely comfortable with being...
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What does Said mean by Orientalism? Discuss any aspect of Said's work Orientalism,that you find most appealing, and give your own insights on the issue.Said, and the meaning of Orientalism from his point of view do not really make any sense. He had many different points of view of Orientalism and he could not find only one way to describe Orientalism, he had many different definitions. There are many facts about this topic, especially for the term Orientalism and Orient, but usually are seen to be based on assumptions and undefined thoughts that Said and Western people had. What I am trying to say is that Said definitely had a strong argument about...
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Source: http://techzulu.com/five-things-to-consider-before-you-launch-your-fashion-brand-online/Five Things to Consider Before You Launch Your Fashion Brand OnlineAug 14, 2013 • Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Social Media, Startups • Arbia SmitiThe online market is a great place to launch a new fashion brand. It allows your products to be available to the international fashion market and an online launch can be done for much less money than opening a traditional brick and mortar store. However, the right e-commerce technology and marketing is necessary to get your brand the exposure it needs to be seen. Here are five things to consider before launching your fashion brand...
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First set on the Queensland coast just before the World War of 1914 and later on the battlefields of Europe, "Fly Away Peter" is a narration in the third person based around Jim Saddler and Ashley Crowther, two dreamers and bird enthusiasts in their early 20's. They are satisfied to do little more than sit back, content in their belief that this happiness will remain unchanged forever. But low and behold, the migration to the war and the fearful trenches of France is an inescapable journey that must be undertaken by a rather reluctant Jim, who feels 'the drag upon him from all those deaths' , and that 'the ground before him ... had suddenly titled in the direction of Europe, in the direction...
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Analyzing the Frilm Ten Things I Hate About You
Analyse the first ten minutes of the film. How do the first ten
minutes give us information about the setting, characters and genre of
the film? How is it designed to appeal to the target audience?
The first ten minutes introduce us to all the main characters, and
give us an idea of their personality and role in the plot. It suggests
the plot to us, and gives a basic outline, without giving too much
away. It clearly demonstrates who its target audience is, and aims its
setting, language, humour and format accordingly.
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Hero?Many people have heroic qualities but being a hero and having heroic qualities are completely different. No one can learn how to be a hero and no one can teach it. A hero should know how to decide what is right, what is wrong, and what to stand for. A hero is someone that you see as being higher than you in strength, greatness and confidence. You wish someday that you could be just like them. And when you get to their point of greatness you long to go higher. You look past the fame and the media to what is inside. No one else may see it but you know that it is there, greater than anything. They may not think of themselves as heroes or great, but to you they are. You see them as perfect...
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The Power of Love in 10 Things I Hate About You and Taming of the Shrew 'The Power of Love' is portrayed in various themes throughout both.
Some of which depict superficial love, motivation by money and
love-at-first-sight. These ideas can be contrasted and compared
between the 1500 Elizabethan time of Shakespeare's play 'The Taming of
the Shrew' and the present contemporary period of teenage movie '10
Thing I Hate About You'.
The motif of motivation by money in love is a frequently suggested
theme in both texts: - 'Taming of the Shrew' and '10 Things I Hate
About You'. In 'The Taming of the...
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"The Taming Of The Shrew" and "10 Things I hate about you" are essentially about the same topic but the method of presentation is very different. How has the latter text of 10 Things drawn on the value system of the earlier text in order to express its ideas?TTOTS and 10 Things are essentially about the same topic but the method of presentation is very different. How has the latter text of 10 Things drawn on the value system of the earlier text in order to express its ideas?The process of transformation of Shakespeare's 15th Century "The Taming of the Shrew" to the 20th Century "Ten Things I Hate About You" has been dramatic but at the same time retained the essential ideas of the original...
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This is an essay on the changes and developments of Katarina Stratford throughout the course of the filmOver the course of the film "Ten Things I Hate about You" both Katarina Stratford and Patrick Verona's characters have changed and developed due to the situations and experiences that both have been involved in. The conflicts experienced by Katarina Stratford have developed and affected both her judgement and her characters outlook on life.The main development of Kats character is her changing perceptions of men. Initially she is not interested in any relationship with any men at all. This is because of her one catastrophic past relationship with Joey the result of which is to make her...
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There is nothing to admire in any member of the Simms. Do you agree?I think that this statement is too blunt. There are characteristics of everyone that we should admire. There is one obvious member of the Simms family that we can admire, Jeremy. While other members of the family we dislike due to them being racist. We seem to forget that these people were living in an unjust and unequal community. It was normal for white people to think that they were superior to black people, "that's the way of things." I'm not condoning racist behaviour in anyway, but I am saying that everyone has a good quality and even if they are weak and need to follow others this does not mean they wont have any good...
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What do you find most striking about the poem Kubla Khan?''Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.'' - Samuel Taylor Coleridge.In this essay I am going to discuss one of the most famous and very striking poem Kubla Khan which was written by Coleridge.The poem is about the nature of creativity. Coleridge describes the dome of pleasure which he sees in his dream while he is opium- induced. While he was sick, doctor prescribed a drug that made him drowsy. He could remember only couple of images, which he later developed into a beautiful poem. During his sleep...
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INTRODUCTION1.Welcome to the American Revolution. Frustrations of colonial Americans in the early and mid part of the 18th century erupted into resentments, protests and finally open rebellion. The most dramatic of those frustrations are events worthy of illustrating the ignorance of British Rule. Those events with the greatest flair are: Stamp Act, The Boston Massacrepic (http://www.mce.k12tn.net/revolutionary_war/american_revolution.htmSTAMP ACT2. In March 1765 the English Parliament imposing the first direct tax on the American colonies, to offset the high costs of the British military organization in America, passes the Stamp Act. For the first time in the 150 year old history of the...
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"What values do 'The Taming of the Shrew" and "10 Things I Hate About You" share in common? Consider the context of each text and how those values have been represented in the original text and transformed into modern text."When a composer appropriates a text, similarities and differences are created in context and values. Composer Gil Junger, has appropriated William Shakespeare's text 'Taming of the Shrew' introducing film medium and visual techniques to create the teen film '10 things I hate about you'. The clever appropriation utilises both similarities and differences in values making the connection between the two texts noticeable whilst studying. Some of the main values shared between...
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Having a torn rotator cuff is extremely painful. It will interfere with daily routines often times to the point of preventing you from being able to do normal everyday chores. There are treatments available for damage, however, if all other treatments have failed to work or if your physician has recommended surgery to repair the tear there are important facts you should know prior to having the surgery.
First, is recognizing certain symptoms alerting you surgery is necessary. If you have pain that it constant especially when raising your arm over your head, problems sleeping on the side that is hurting, when lifting your arm you notice weakness in your muscles, and when you move your arm...
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A family of six traveling to Florida, is the main setting for Flannery O?Connor?s ?A Good Man is Hard to Find.? Almost to Florida, the path of Bailey?s family cross with the Misfit after an accident and lead to the whole family demise. Three causes of the family?s demise are Grandmother, Bailey and the Misfit.Grandmother was the one most would think lead to the family?s demise, but she was not alone. Grandmother did warn her son, Bailey to not go in the direction that the Misfit was traveling. It seemed to Bailey the only reason why she wanted to go a different way was so she could go to Tennessee, where she had wanted to go. In some ways, this was a compassionate move for the Grandmother...
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The idea that "things do not change, we do" is incorrect. Although it can be the case at times, it is entirely inaccurate as the phrase "we do" in this view can be easily replaced by "circumstances". "Things" may not change, but circumstances, which we usually have no control over, certainly do change. Also, this view can be rearranged to state "things change, we don't", showing that people may be resistant to change. The main focus of the book Things Fall Apart is on the changes that not only take place in Okonkwo's life, but in the lives of his people. The Macquarie dictionary defines "change" as the process of being made different, altered in appearcne, turned into something or someone...
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"Is 10 things I hate about you an effective transformation which enriches the original text"In The Taming of the Shrew, there is a strong undercurrent of issues such as roles of women in society, appearance versus reality and the love of wealth which men have. Shakespeare portrays lively characters to depict these universal concepts and thus critiques the social conventions of patriarchal society. Gil Jugner has adapted 10 Things I Hate about You to further enrich and effectively transform the themes of which Shakespeare explored, although from a different approach as the context is updated to a more modern perspective helping the audience to relate and understand the concepts.Shakespeare...
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Transformations"The Taming of the Shrew", written by Shakespeare in the 16th century explores the values and ethics of people living in the Elizabethan period, focusing on the financial advantages of marriage. Now, over four centuries later, Shakespeare's work is still being enjoyed by our contemporary society through the film "Ten Things I Hate About You", the tale of two mismatched sisters with an overprotective father. Because these texts were written in different contexts, they have different means of production, but follow a similar narrative structure. Shakespeare uses Narrative Techniques to shape and convey meaning while Gill Junger uses Cinematic Techniques for communication with...
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In "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare, and "Ten things I hate about you", directed by Gil Junger, both contexts reflect the society of when each text was composed. When comparing these two texts and observing the themes, it is indisputable that these contexts have shown the similarity and differences of the values during the time, thus, it shows the evolution of society.Firstly, "The Taming of the shrew" suggests money to be a very important necessity of life during the time. It is a suitor's economic consideration which acts as a determinant to who marries whom. Both Bianca and Katherine are viewed upon by their suitors as "treasures". This is suggested by Petruchio's first...
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Canis Lupus, the Latin term for the “North American Wolf”. A meat eating mammal with the capability of weighing up to 180 pounds and reaching a height of sixty-three inches, the wolf is easily the largest member of the canine family. Over 500,000 wolves once lived in harmony, roaming the Northern Americas alongside the Native American tribes and the rest of the ecosystem. Wolves live in packs, a pack essentially being a family. While the average size of a pack is six to ten, the largest confirmed pack recorded in North America can be found in Yellowstone National Park where the “Druid Pack” numbers thirty-seven strong and counting. There have been alleged reports of a pack that attacked a...
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When I was ten my parents finally broke down and got me a dog. We had had one before, but it had a problem locating the acceptable areas to mark its territory, and my little sister was just starting to crawl. Not a good combination. Now she was finally capable of discerning what was edible.We got a one year old golden retriever from a friend who was allergic to it. His name was Gideon. The first day we met him, he took a liking to me; he chased me around and would not stop licking me unless I pet him (the dog, not the friend). His first order of business upon entering our house was to mark the floor. History was repeating itself. But it was okay, eventually he calmed down and only used my...
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Jungers film Ten Things I hate About You is indeed an unsuccessful transformation of Shakespeares play The Taming of The Shrew mainly because it has lost much of the adapted text.The Oxford English Dictionary defines successful as:1.Accomplishing an aim or purpose.2.Achieved fame, wealth, or social status.And defines transformation as:1.A marked change in nature, form, or appearance.So is the film a successful transformation of the play? Well judging from the definition of successful, this film is not a successful transformation of Shakespeares play despite that it has achieved fame and wealth, it has not accomplished the aim or purpose...
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If I ever had three wishes that I could make to change my parents, I would never use them. The perfect parents are the ones I have now. Although there is no such thing as a perfect parent, there is such a thing as a good one. Maybe no one is perfect, though many of us wish we were! They understand me and know that at times it's best to let me decide what's right or wrong for me. They talk to me and they don't get mad at the things I say. They treat me most of the time as an adult. To be honest with you, I wouldn't want a parent that bought me everything I wanted, and did anything I wanted. There is such a thing as "too much of a good thing." Our parents have to raise us in a caring, loving,...
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The course that I took this term on money and banking was of great value to me. It taught me some very important things. One of the most important things that I learned in this course was that the Federal Reserve is the best resource for information concerning the economy. Another important thing that I learned was that interest rates mean different things to different people. A third very important thing that I learned was how a financial crisis can start in the United States.
There is an abundance of information about our economy on the television newscasts, in the newspapers, and on the Internet. A lot this news is very confusing, particularly when one article contains information...
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In other courses, we have learned about what a bond is. One of the most important things I learned in this class is what affects the supply and demand of bonds, which ultimately decides the price of a bond. Three main items determine the supply of bonds: the expected profitability of investment opportunities, the expected inflation and the government budget. The expected profitability of investment opportunities is important because companies issue bonds to raise money. If a company does not feel that they can make profitable investments with the money they would obtain from issuing a bond they are not going to want to incur the expense (the interest on the bond) and therefore are not...
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We learned so much in course that applies to our everyday lives and the condition and operation of the country that I actually wish they had taught it back in high school. There was so much subject matter covered that it is difficult to narrow what I learned down to just three things. The textbook and supporting documentation and discussion pertained to the financial system. The financial system is basically how the money moves through our economy. Funds flow primarily through the financial markets which our book defines as; “Markets in which funds are transferred from people who have excess available funds to people who have shortage”. (Mishkin, 2010) The key is to keep the funds...
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ADMIRATIONThere are many people that I admire, but none more than my father. Despite the many hardships he survived, my father remains a positive influence in my life. During his childhood, my father overcame many obstacles. He has always been supportive of me, and taught me the importance of strong family values and success.We all have obstacles when we are growing up, but my father had more than most people. He had an abusive father, and because of that, had to drop out of high school. As far back as he can remember, his father was an abusive alcoholic. Many nights, instead of playing football orstudying, my father would sit by his fathers side talking to him until he was sober. During the...
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When deciding on which non-profit organization to give resources to, a person must think of a number of questions that need to be answered in which to choose a certain one. The most pertinent of these questions is the one that asks which cause the person cares about the most. The problem, for a majority of the population, is that they just do not know what they truly care about. That is why the United Way is the best option for donations. The United way does not focus on one specific, but instead works for a variety of different causes focused on fixing some of the different problems inside of the United States. The United Way is an organization, which envisions a world where all...
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The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate About You both raise important issues through their themes, language and portrayal of characters. In doing so they each reflect the prevailing culture of the time they were composed.A modern audience has the opportunity to compare its society to those of the past, a prospect not offered to those of Elizabethan England. This allows a modern audience the ability to analyse views and opinions throughout history, draw appropriate conclusions about certain issues and in a manner of speaking, learn from their mistakes. It is through this ability to analyse societies of the past that appropriations of texts occur, as issues, themes and views are changed...
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A dedicated athlete, I placed tenth in the 1997 Boston Marathon. Surprisingly enough, my participation was actually something of a whim. Prior to the race, I regularly ran four miles per day, but was not competitive with those who competed internationally. Yet I was intrigued by the allure of the Boston Marathon and couldn't resist the urge to participate. As I investigated different training regimes, the enormity of the challenge sank in. The regimes required an aggressive eighteen-week period and a minimum of four days a week: a high commitment. The duration of these runs also increased throughout the program, requiring a gradual increase in time, peaking at sixteen hours per week.The...
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The idea of an individual disregarding their own reputation is shown in the song 'Bad Reputation' written by Joan Jett. The individual demonstrates this concept by being untroubled by the thoughts and opinions of others, not doing things just to please others and being rebellious. This idea also runs through the play "Taming of The Shrew", written by William Shakespeare 1592, and the movie "10 Things I Hate About You", directed by Gil Junger 1999.To be an individual who disregards their own reputation, it is important to be untroubled by other people's opinions. The lyrics 'don't give a damn 'bout my reputation', is repeated in every verse of the song 'Bad Reputation'. This continuos...
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Humorous Wedding Speech – Reasons I Admire the Groom
Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen - I’m not an experienced public speaker, so I find it easier just to read the speech word for word. In fact, I’ve practiced it almost daily for about a week and a half now, so that I know it very well. It’s a tip that I read in a book about public speaking. I’ve also been drinking profusely to help calm my pre-speech nerves. I made that tip up myself.
Yes, I am a little nervous about being the best man. But I am more bothered with the title of 'best man'. Saying that I'm the best man is saying quite a bit. If I'm the best man, why is Maria marrying Karl? So I'm just happy saying that I...
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In the early 1800s a number of French explorers visited the south west coast of Australia. The British, who were at war with the French at that time, became concerned that a French presence in the south west of the continent could endanger trade with the eastern colonies. In 1819 Phillip Parker King and his crew patrolled the southwest, although it was not until his second voyage in 1822 that they made landfall on "Rottenest".Settlement of the Swan River Colony began in 1829, and interest was shown almost immediately in Rottnest as a secure place with the potential for salt harvesting, farming and fishing. Rottnest was surveyed with provision for a town in 1830, and in 1831 William Clarke...
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There is no doubt that The Roman Empire was one of the greatest empires ever to have existed. The foundations that led to the development of this empire were its military, its geographical region, and most importantly of all its cunning leadership. These factors led to the creation of an unassailable empire that set out to conquer the world. Four aspects of the Roman Empire really grabbed my attention: the military, the republic, the social classes, and the pride of the people.The Roman military was fierce and undefeatable. Their art of war was superior, and their tactics were very calculated; no other force could stand up to the greatest militia at the time. Why was it the greatest militia...
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Oberon and Titania are the King and Queen of the fairies respectively. They have fallen out over a 'changeling child'. A 'changeling' being a human baby that has been stolen into the fairy world and a weak fairy child was left in its place (protected from discovery by a fairy glamour spell that would render the image of the original baby over it). Oberon wants the child to become a soldier and Titania wants it to be her prince and rule with her. Their arguments cause changes to the mortal world, such as the weather changing suddenly to thunder storms as a result of their feuding. Oberon and Titania are two of the most important roles in the play and therefore their general presence onstage...
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The folk tale of “Little Red Riding Hood” has numerous variations and interpretations depending on what recorded version is being read or analyzed. “Little Red Cap,” by the Grimm Brothers, and “The Grandmother,” as collected by Achille Millien, are different in numerous ways: the depth of the narrative structure, characters involved, length – yet, the moral lesson is largely unchanged between the two versions. One of the more glaring differences between the two versions is the way that the narrator and the actions of the characters are used to describe the young girl, female, and the wolf, male. Being either female or male are matters of biological makeup. The characteristics of femininity...
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Does your environment shape your personality and the way you act? I completely agree with the fact that, one's environment is the main factor of shaping one's personality. I find that many teenagers including myself are very easily influenced by what they see and hear. For example, some teenagers are different and are more interested in the material they read on the Internet and the newspaper. Television adds for make up or clothes can easily attract our attention. Although many of us teenagers live up to a standard so they can fit into a crowd at school. The newspaper articles and stories we read and hear about can grab our attention very easily.Big titles on articles catch our attention....
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OwensThe inability to overcome physical or emotional temptation flaws all humans to some extent, but what make an individual morally reprehensible? In O'Connor's story "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" she paints a complex and elegant answer to the question. Every character in the story has a physical impairment lending to the idea of outward deformities being metaphors for emotional inadequacy. Mr. Tom T. Shiflet lacks the most physically therefore craves the semblance of completeness, but during the process sacrificed moral fortitude. Chekov said, "In the sphere of psychology, details are also things" (2204). The general description does not give the full picture of Mr. Shiflet, but...
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During my interview of Marco at the police station I found that things had changed since Eddie had first come to see me. Apart from the fact that the were mixed emotions towards his actions that evening I found that Catherine had seemed to disown him. She said 'To hell with Eddie!' which shocked and saddened me; to find that for all the love and protection he had given her, she seemed not thankful for any of it. Marco's stubbornness to his cause - that old Italian trait of honour and revenge. We nearly couldn't persuade him that all we needed to get him out of there was his promise. I asked him several times and Catherine tried to explain the system, but he would not understand that the only...
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The United States today has too many issues to be covered and too many problems to solve, but as a full time student, if I were to have the power I may wish to have a better education policy in this country.Education basically is investment. Providing education is helping people acknowledged with the world around them, fitting them into the ever changing world, and most importantly getting them prepared for a career of a profession. A strong education for the society means a strong economy, and therefore a strong nation.For now public education in the States is processing consistently but college education is still somewhat unapproachable for some people. The world is changing rapidly, and...
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Flannery O'Connor's style of southern gothic writing, with her background of Christianity, collaborate for some controversial and unorthodox symbolism. In her short story The Life You Save May Be Your Own, O'Connor incorporates numerous symbols to emphasize her theme. O'Connor's use of symbolism filters into the names and traits of her characters, the dimensions of her setting, and the events of her plot.Mr. Shiftlet is a man who doesn't know what he wants. Throughout the story, his views on life vary from righteous to self-absorbed. In the beginning of the story, he preaches to mother Lucynell about the evil of the world, citing how doctors can cut out a human heart and still know nothing...
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The atmosphere around the topic of euthanasia and assisted suicide are controversial and bring up images of frail and suffering people screaming for their lives to end. This leaves you with two choices: to listen and end their lives or to alleviate the pain till it is bearable using modern medicine. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the etymology of the word euthanasia derives from Greek, which means “The action of inducing a gentle and easy death.” With this definition in mind I will determine the pros and cons of assisted suicide and euthanasia by using Neil M. Gorsuch's “The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia” and Kathleen Foley's and Herbert Hendin's “The Case against...
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9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About DreamingThere's a lot we still don't understand when it comes to sleep. We know certain changes occur in the brain, and we have a few guesses as to why, but even the experts only have theories about many aspects of sleep in general and dreaming in particular.Sleep has long been thought of as a way to process, sort and store the day's events, and more and more research is supporting that notion. Imagine the brain as a second gut, says Rubin Naiman, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist specializing in integrative sleep and dream medicine at the University of Arizona. "At night, the brain metaphorically swallows, digests and sifts through information, and, just...
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I believe Mr. Stratford's determination in not allowing his daughters to date is influenced partly by his career and dealing with the outcomes of irresponsibly handled situations that he sees everyday. As a father Mr. Stratford is naturally overprotective, however to the become a single parent bestows a great deal more stress and responsibility on his life, which he then may express as insecure actions for example not allowing his daughters to date. By restricting them from dating until they graduate he believes he is doing the right thing and stopping them form making life affecting decisions. However by thinking he is safely protecting his daughters he is losing sight of their individual...
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The longest journey of a person is the journey inward, Dag Hammerskjvld.An inner journey is a powerful voyage of the mind, soul and spirit that impacts on all aspects of a persons life. Inner journeys provide personal, spiritual and intellectual growth and development. Experiences that allow personal development and growth will change the way that some aspects of life is viewed. Bianca and Katarina Stratford, main characters from "10 Things I Hate About You", Touchstone pictures, embark on inner explorations about love, what they want out of life and expectations placed upon them.10 things I hate about you easily engages its target audience, teenagers, through a genre of romantic comedy and...
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The process of transformation of Shakespeare's 15th Century "The Taming of the Shrew" to the 20th Century "Ten Things I Hate About You" has been dramatic but at the same time retained the essential ideas of the original text. This means that while the original plot The Taming of The Shrew has been altered in 10 Things, the themes are still the same. Problems of human relationships and the importance of social structures are present in both texts. The characters of 10 Things may use the language of the 1990s and have modern day interests and occupations, but they depict similar types of people with the same traits as Shakespeare's characters. So while the setting of The Taming of the Shrew...
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Move Review of 10 Things I Hate About You
Katerina Stratford (Julie Stiles) takes no prisoners in her approach
to life. She lives a virtually un-materialistic life compared to her
little sister Bianca (Larissa Oleynik) who lives life as Daddy's
little princess and loves it. Only one thing stands in the way of
happiness for Bianca; the one rule that stands in her household, 'No
dating until they graduate'. For Bianca this is a penalty worse than
death but for the once popular Kat, it's not an issue. This is
because, according to her sister, Kat 'got bored' of being popular and
thus mutated into 'a particularly hideous breed of loser'.
All goes well...
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"Everybody has his own world", they say. It is nonsense. The world staysthe same. It is how you look at it that makes the difference. It is just likelooking through glasses of your ideas, habits and values. Everybody hassuch a pair of glasses. They have been created since you were born and,believe it or not, they were not created by you. It is OTHER PEOPLE whohave made them. No matter if you love those people, hate them or don.tknow them personally. It is enough to come in touch with their ideas.However, I do not think it is fate that has influenced the course of mylife. I believe it has been my pair of "glasses": my ideas, habits and values.Because if my values were different, they would...
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Have you ever had a feeling you had found the answers to life? For a slight moment in my life, I did. It was a feeling no person or object could make me feel. To me, it was an enlightening experience I will never forget. It left me with morals and values that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
Two years ago, I went to a three day retreat that was required for Catholic Catechism. To be honest, I was reluctant to really go anywhere at the time. This was the very last thing I wanted to do during summer. I would complain to my mom even as I was packing my things. I told her, "You don't care about me. You always compare me to other kids. I don't see why this damn thing is even...