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William Shakespeare’s “To be, or not to be” soliloquy delivered by our lead character Hamlet is arguably the most popular soliloquy in all of literature, but is it? The question isn’t if it is the most popular in all of literature, but is it even a true soliloquy? Is it even original thought by Shakespeare? We will examine these questions in greater detail by scrutinizing articles written about these very topics and see if there is any validity to the claims. We will even look to the playwright himself, within his own work, to determine how he viewed the idea of the soliloquy.
Let us first examine a soliloquy, what it is now, what it was then, and how it has changed. James Hirsh opens his...
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The characteristics of a great king have been debated by countless scholars and civilians throughout history. It is presumed that a king should be prepared for abrupt threats to his country, requiring him to be a decisive leader. Civilians want a king that portrays an accurate representation of themselves and their country. Without his citizens he is nothing, therefore he must acknowledge his inhabitants and do what is best for them. As a role model citizen, the king must be honest and reveal all of himself to his country. In William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, the protagonist and anti-hero is played by a prince named Hamlet, who is on the verge of becoming the king after his father’s...
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Every woman grows up knowing that they one day want to be beautiful. In Marge Piercy’s “Barbie Doll” she gives an in-depth look at what negative effects the concept of beauty can have on an individual. From infancy to a full-grown adult woman, beauty has been a way of thinking and lifestyle. As a little girl you are given petite shaped, blonde, blue-eyed dolls. While boys are given brawny soldiers and mechanical toys.
What do little girls do with these dolls? They put on fresh makeup, change their fashionable clothing, and style there long luscious hair. This alone is creating a psychological change in a little girls brain, it is instilling that this is what is customary for a girl to do....
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William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is the dramatic story of a son who felt betrayed by both his mother, and the woman that he loved. Written in the Elizabethan era, around 1600, “Shakespeare's focus on Hamlet's intellectual conflicts was a significant departure from contemporary revenge tragedies… which tended to dramatize violent acts graphically on stage” (Hamlet). The play depicts Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, who it visited by the ghost of his father, King Hamlet. The ghost reveals how he was murdered by his brother Claudius, who then claimed the title of King, and married Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude. Hamlet vows to avenge his father’s untimely death. Hamlet is in love with Ophelia,...
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Theme: Hamlet is one of the most celebrated tragediesfilled with several different themes and isfull of varying imagery.I. IntroductionII. ThemesA. DeceptionB. RevengeC. Appearance vs. realityD. Ambition and powerE. Disease and poisonIII. DeathIV. ImageryA. MetaphorsB. SimilesC. ImagesV. Conclusion."To Be or Not To Be.'Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedies. Written in 1602 during the English civil war, it was first believed a lost tragedy by an unknown English author, found in a collection of stories. It was first written as poetry. The actual Castle...
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Shakespeare's "To be, or not to be" speech can be interpreted in many different ways. In the Gibson, Jacobi, and Branagh versions, senses of depression, contemplation, and vengeance were conveyed. All of the emotions represented by the actors were appropriate, given the mental and physical states of Hamlet in the context of the play.In the Mel Gibson version, Hamlet was portrayed as a depressed and suicidal individual. He wore a black, leathery outfit, with a small dagger tied around the waist. The setting began with...
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According to Merrion-Webster Inc. Dictionary, a doppelgänger is a double, an often ghostly or evil counterpart to a character. It comes from the German language, doppel- double + -gänger goer. It might be asked, "What does a doppelgänger have to do with a paper on Joseph Conrad?" The answer is a lot, especially if Conrad's "The Secret Sharer" is being discussed. In this short story,...
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest play ever written. It is considered great because of the character, Hamlet, who is trying to get revenge on his father’s untimely death by his Uncle who stole the crown. Hamlet is a character who is hard to interpret; a mysterious person. He is probably the only character of William’s that has more human qualities than any other characters that we created by him. He feigns madness and moments later gives one of the most insightful critiques on the art of acting found in literature. William Shakespeare really had a nice touch of the human mind back then than most doctors even had. One thing that William was really good at was...
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COMPANY POLICIESNotwithstanding the authorities vested in this "Company Policy Manual", the Managing Director, at his discretion, can transfer or change these authorities to suit specific situations.House RulesWe at LANtech wish to provide a healthy, safe and efficient workplace for all staff. As such it is our responsibility to have rules or codes of conduct which support this, with a fair and transparent disciplinary policy to underpin it.The following House Rules are intended to clarify what is and is not acceptable behavior. When in doubt, consider the impact your behavior...
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Even though antidepressants serve as a temporary relief for teens with depression, they should not be considered an effective treatment to cure depression due to the side effects, risk of addiction, and increase thoughts of suicide. “Teen depression is a serious condition that affects emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations, and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for teens” (Mayo Clinic). Depression does not discriminate; no matter what race, gender, or religion, depression can turn a person’s life upside down if they do not handle it correctly. “Depression usually starts between the ages of fifteen and thirty” (WebMD). Teen...
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The concept of absolute monarchy comes into existenceduring the early seventeenth century. During this time,most countries were ruled by a single family. The head ofthat family, a count, duke, king or queen, was in control.The English Monarchs at this time included the Plantagenetand Lancaster dynasty. From these two dynasties cameRichard II and Henry IV, two of
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Kava is an island country in the South Pacific. This island country Kava should be a paradise, but it is not. This country has been devastated by natural disasters such as Tidal waves, Tornadoes, Floods, Fires, Volcanic eruptions, Earthquakes, and HIV/Aids, Petroleum spills and it's a high risk for avian flu. The population is over 50% under the age of 15, and there are many different ethnic groups and religions that are currently in Kava. Since the adolescents are the majority of the population they need a safe place to escape to during hard times and a place that will build their personal...
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For the past several months Americans have regularly listed crime and violence as the number - one problem facing the nation, far surpassing worries over the economy or health care.Despite the many government and community initiatives launched during recent years to reduce crime, most Americans see no improvement. In a 1993 survey asking respondents if they felt crime was increasing or decreasing in their areas, only 5 % felt that it was decreasing, a full 93 % felt that crime was either increasing or staying the same. And it is not just statistics: I consider myself along with those 93 %. Because while Guiliani administration is talking about crime rates in the New York City going...
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Higher percentage of rollovers than any other vehicle; pollute far more than other cars; and use far too much gas; these are the most commonly said statements regarding the ever so popular Sport Utility Vehicle. Each statement arises from different groups of people, some who oppose the supposed dangers of the vehicles, and others who are against anything that desecrates our natural surroundings and others who feel SUV's are the major reason behind the United States relying on foreign countries as an only source for...
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Home –Schooled or Not to Be?
Most parents hear the word “home-school” and conjure up many assumptions that are either false or overlooked at. The technology provided, as well as the teaching quality spent on home-schooled children requires a lot of time and effort from the parents; it is an act of dedication and total commitment. According to the Robinson Curriculum, the parents have “little personal time or time alone. If care is not taken to set aside time for yourself, it is easy to never have time alone. They are basically with their [children] 24/7” (The Robinson Curriculum). There are many positives as well as the negatives outlooks pertaining to “sheltering” kids from...
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Disney films are not for childrenWe were a generation that grew up with the Disney films. The Lion King, Snow White, Mulan, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and we could recall more of these famous stories without a second of hesitation. We enjoyed...
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The Moral Question in Hamlet's Soliloquy - To be or not to be...
"The major question in 'To be or not to be' cannot be suicide. If it were, as many have noted, it would be dramatically irrelevant. Hamlet is no longer sunk in the depths of melancholy, as he was in his first soliloquy. He has been roused to action and has just discovered how to test the Ghost's words. When we last saw him, only five minutes before, he was anticipating the night's performance, and in only a few moments we shall see him eagerly instructing the players and excitedly telling Horatio of his plan. To have him enter at this point debating whether or not to kill himself would be completely inconsistent with...
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The text to be or not to be by William Shakespeare refers to the paradox of life and death. He starts the poem by questioning himself: is it worth to exist or not, and by existing he is referring to the human ability of thinking; in the sense of: I exist because I can think. This issue is developed throughout the poem were the action of thinking deals with the decision of; should I live or not and it certainly becomes an obstacle to make that decision. In that sense the poem transmits that the innate human...
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DUniversity of PhoenixMGT/350August 31, 2009Decisions in Paradise: How To Be, or Not To Be - Part 1An upscale retirement property management group, Senior Resources Group (SRG), has agreed to establish a community in Kava. In this paper, I will discuss the difficulties foreseen, evaluate, analyze, and recommend new solutions. According to the Business Scenario, the success of establishing a resort style, assisted living community for seniors will be challenging. SRG has several properties which cater to seniors; providing a luxurious atmosphere and lifestyle, allowing seniors to remain active and still keep "the importance of personal respect and dignity." (SRG/HAWTHORN 2008) SRG remains...
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The “To be or not to be” Soliloquy of Hamlet
Does the hero in Shakespeare’s Hamlet deliver a soliloquy that does not fit the dramatic context? Does the soliloquy suggest that suicide is imminent? This essay proposes to answer these and other questions relevant to the “To be or not to be” soliloquy.
Lawrence Danson in the essay “Tragic Alphabet” discusses the most famous of soliloquies as involving an “eternal dilemma”:
The problem of time’s discrediting effects upon human actions and intentions is what makes Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be” soliloquy eternal dilemma rather than fulfilled dialectic. Faced with the uncertainty of any action, an uncertainty that...
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The “To be or not to be” Soliloquy in Hamlet
One soliloquy stands out above the others in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Of the seven soliloquies by the protagonist, the “To be or not to be” soliloquy is universally recognized as superior to the others. This essay considers this most famous soliloquy.
Marchette Chute in “The Story Told in Hamlet” describes just how close the hero is to suicide while reciting his most famous soliloquy:
Hamlet enters, desperate enough by this time to be thinking of suicide. It seems to him that it would be such a sure way of escape from torment, just to cease existing, and he gives the famous speech on suicide that has never...
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Hamlet -- the “To be or not to be” Soliloquy
In William Shakespeare’s dramatic tragedy Hamlet the fourth of the seven soliloquies by the hero is generally considered exceptional and more famous than the others. This essay will examine and analyze this soliloquy, and explore the reasons for its fame.
This famous soliloquy manifests the expression of very deep and conflicting emotions. Ruth Nevo in “Acts III and IV: Problems of Text and Staging” explains the basic conflict within the hero’s most famous “To be or not to be” soliloquy:
Since we know what Hamlet’s obligatory task is, we cannot but register the possibility that the taking of arms and the...
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The soliloquy that appears in Act 3 Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s Hamlet is easily one of the most popular speeches in English literature. It has been referenced to in Star Trek, Calvin and Hobbes and A Nightmare on Elm Street. However, this speech was not intended to be a lighthearted reference as indicated by Hamlet’s contemplative, philosophical, and bitter tones he uses while questioning the nature of life and death in this soliloquy.
To begin with, Hamlet starts off his speech asking, “Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer/ The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune/ Or to take arms against a sea of troubles/ And by opposing end them” (Shakespeare 3.1.57-60). He wonders if he...
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There have been lots of views and opinions surrounding the arguments whether marijuana should be legalized and if tobacco should be made illegal. The reasons for marijuana not being legalized are similar to the reasons people want tobacco to become illegal. Only the danger that tobacco provides is more intense than the danger of marijuana.Marijuana's short-term effects include temporary problem with memory and problems with learning. It also causes temporary distorted perception (sounds, time, touch etc.), trouble thinking and solving problems. For some people smoking marijuana causes loss of motor coordination. But compare it to the short-term effect that tobacco...
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In Huckleberry Finn there are many words that could certainly offend many people, especially African Americans, however it is only used to make the book more real. It would be impossible to write a book about slavery without the use of some offending words, and even if someone could manage that, it would make the story artificial. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a book about freedom , friendship...
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More than the issues on pink fences or the latest UAAP ball game, we have to focus on the imminent danger that has been hanging in our midst yet is left untouched due to many a political issue. Terrorism is an act familiar even to the poorest family in the Philippines. And yet, we are rendered inutile by it, because we lack the resources to push through with a fight against it, hence the controversy circulating around the House of Representatives and the senate.
Unless they pass an anti-terrorism bill that will hopefully secure the citizens of this country a little more. Although unsure of the negative effects of this bill, people have already started speculating as to whether it will be...
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IntroductionIf world leaders had listened to Dennis Meadows when 'The Limits to Growth' was published in 1972, humanity might not be in the climate fix it's in today. Instead, the MIT professor's warnings to open society's eyes to the threats to sustainability, resource depletion and environmental damage were initially ridiculed. The efforts to show how policies...
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Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by everything, that you only want to send everything to hell? Have you ever felt that people dont care? Have you ever tried to be positive, but the news that everyone gives you are negative and you just cant cope with it? Have you ever tried to balance or at least have a social life while being great at school? Have you ever been able to accomplish this? Well I havent, but I have felt all of these. Sometimes being superwoman is not the best thing that could happen to you.I have been described as the superwoman of my class by many. I try to juggle my life, but sometimes I feel extremely lonely. Sometimes I feel secluded....
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Although not immediately seen as a likely success (Shippey), J.R.R. Tolkein’s original epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings flourished, and has had numerous adaptations for different mediums in the years following its publication. Not surprisingly, each one has had its criticism. In particular, deviations from canon – a term used to mean original story-line and accepted character history supported by the author’s writings – are among the worst “offenses” that can be made when pursuing an adaptation, according to those who refer to themselves as Tolkein “purists.” Such changes, they argue, substantially change the narrative and spirit of the original tale (Ruzin). But in each case, the creators...
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In Australia, laws have already been passed mandating the use of helmets while riding a bicycle. But are these laws justified? There is voluminous research on helmets and helmet legislation, yet there is still much debate on how effective helmets are at preventing injuries, and how the legislation has affected communities.It is widely accepted that bicycle helmets will in many cases prevent or reduce skull fractures and superficial head injuries. But it is less clear is how effective helmets are at preventing injuries to the brain, which is where controversy appears. Bicycle helmets are primarily designed to reduce the effect of linear forces, by providing a soft, crushing layer...
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Table of ContentsI. Intro1. Quotes from Francis L. Young & Hugh DownsII. So is marijuana really dangerous?1. Marijuana is a safer drug.2. Can cause short term memory loss.3. Mental loops.4. Enhancing abilities.5. Marijuana is not for everyone.III. History of Marijuana.1. Marijuana criminalization lies.2. When it was legal.3. Why it became illegal.IV. Medical Marijuana.1. Six different treatments.2. Before 1937.V. SummaryVI. Time LineVII. Chart-how dangerous is marijuana?VIII. Bibliography"Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest...
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"Culture jamming to be or not to be"Based onA Review of Kalle Lasn's Culture JamByOdiley Festus 065335ForRTVF 51123rd NovemberThis paper is written as an attempt by myself to outline my understanding and views on the new ideology of 'Culture Jamming' with major reference to Kalle Lasn book.It is also important to highlight the importance of Debord's 'Society of the spectacle' as the blue print for the uprising of concept of culture jamming. Both books are quite very informative on the deceptive constructs of popular culture in the era we presently live in. I must also stress that both books are...
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I believe you assigned this book for us to read because it is a clear representation of what it means and takes to be a great officer in the United States Army. It has taught me a lot of positive and negative attributes of leadership. Sam Damon represents everything that an officer should be, and Courtney Massengale represents everything that you hope your superiors are not. After reading this book I can ask myself, when encountered with a difficult problem, "What would Sam Damon do?" This book has taught me several very important lessons about leadership.First, I must choose the harder right. I strongly believe that a...
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Should an athlete's gender determine whether or not they will be allowed to participate in any sport they choose?Whenever the topic of letting women play sports with men comes up, there are always people who have their own distinct opinions of what should happen. It is almost like bringing up the topics of religion or politics within a large group. People's ideas on the subject might agree with a main view, but each person sees minor respects of that topic from a little different perspective. So, what are some of the ideas for or against letting women play in men's sports leagues and vice versa?In...
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Should Liberal Democracies use Torture?The use of torture has been around for generations, used as a means to punish criminals, or get useful information, or confessions from criminals. Although in ancient times the methods of torture were never questioned, today the topic of using torture in a liberal democracy is a highly debated topic amongst government and military officials. Since the tragedy of 9-11, the question of whether or not torture should be used to gain useful and vital information from terrorists has become a popular one, and one debated everywhere. Although the use of torture...
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What would you do if you were a 15-year-old girl who got pregnant? Would you keep the baby or would you have an abortion? These are all questions that go through most girls minds, even if they are pregnant or not. According to the Internet site wikipedia, the word abortion is defined as A pregnancy that ends with an infant dead upon birth at any gestational stage, due to causes including spontaneous abortion or complications during delivery, is termed a stillbirth. According to the internet website, Therapeutic Abortion, Natalie E. Roche who is a mother of a four-year-old girl says, Abortion...
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One issue that has been going on for years in America is abortions. Recently the debate between pro-life and pro-choice has been getting hotter. Most pro-life are conservative republicans and pro-choice are usually liberal democrats. One of the reasons why abortion is such a hot topic is because it is not just an issue over money but over moral views. The government should not be in control of a woman's reproductive system. It is a woman's civil liberty to choose what she wants to do with her body and health. Taking away a woman's civil liberty would cause more chaos as opposed to abortion being an option. Republicans are also trying to cut federal money on organizations that provide...
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College athletes now-a-days are getting paid to play like its a job. Although, do they deserve the pay they get or even the pay at all? College athletes do not deserve to be paid because the point of college is to get an education, not a “camp” before the pros.
It has been statistically proven that out of all the Division 1 sports teams, only 45% of them are actually allowed to graduate. Colleges need to focus on the “athletic-students” now. They need to get the “athletic-students”, who are only in college for the sports, to become “student-athletes”, who are students that are good at sports but have school as the number one priority. Although, most people are only looking at the...
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Recently A rabbit was cloned and made to glow using genes from a jelly fish. Consider the case of Frankenstein and write an essay analyzing why or why not things not meant to be should or should not be.A glowing rabbit hops about its cage. Wait a second. Glowing? Why? These are the questions that come to mind after seeing the rabbit. The rabbit is glowing for only one reason, to show off and prove mans dominance over nature. Even people who dont believe in god agree that some things are better left to Mother Nature herself.Man has always done things for the sole purpose of being the...
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“Advertising is what you do when your product is no good.”
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“Competition” is part of human nature, even in animals, and it can be seen almost
everywhere. Several centuries ago, man competed for dominance over land. As of today, in
most cases, people compete to be successful in business. The world is developing so fast, and
almost all companies are using different strategies that they think are most effective to attract
people to trust and buy their products, competing among themselves to become popular.
Therefore, they promote and advertise their products as much as they can. We can see
advertisements everywhere, such as in newspapers, magazines, on...
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Surrogate Mothers Must Not be Allowed to Profit
Infertility affects an estimated 6.1 million people in the United States, or 10% of the reproductive age population (1). For many couples, infertility carries a stigma with serious personal and social ramifications. Infertile couples face social rejection by friends and family with children and must also come to terms with the loss of lifelong dreams of rearing children. The psychological trauma associated with infertility has created a great demand for a solution, and the medical industry has responded with eagerness. Infertile couples spend millions of dollars on medical treatments, including in vitro fertilization,...
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Toni Morrison's Beloved: Not a Story to be Passed On
Beloved, Toni Morrison's Nobel Prize winning novel, is a masterfully written book in which the characters must deal with a past that perpetually haunts them. This haunting, in the form of a twenty year old ghost named Beloved, not only stalks them in the spirit, but also in the flesh. Beloved, both in story and in character hides the truth in simple ways and convinces those involved that the past never leaves, it only becomes part of who they are. This contortion of truth does not allow any character to escape. Each one hides and runs from the brutality of slavery, yet cannot escape it's heritage. Set in the post-Civil War era of...
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Genetically engineered foods (GEFs) are a very controversial topic. Some think genetically modified foods better our society by providing pest, herbicide, disease, cold, and drought resistance. Nutrition and pharmaceuticals can also be added to the crops. Others think we're better without them. Genetically engineered foods greatly threaten the environment and its species. There are many economic concerns and unknown effects of crops. Although genetically engineered foods have many benefits, the potential damage they do still outweighs the...
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Procter and Gamble is well known as one of the worlds leading companies in the area of consumer goods. As a multinational company, their strategy must vary greatly based on the country they are marketing their products in. In the case of Procter and gamble's expansion into China, I believe the reason they expanded into China is obvious, Profit. With a population of more than one billion people, China is a country that is full of potential for just about any company, especially one that focuses on consumer goods. Some of the important factors that Procter and Gamble must consider when entering the Asian market are factors such as the monetary policy, the economic environment, and cultural...
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How does the speech "To be or not to be..." affect our understanding of Hamlet's character and his role(s) in the play as a whole?In this speech we see the core of Hamlet's problem; we see clearly that he is a man who has come to understand himself. He has finally understood that his real problem is his incapacity to act in a decisive manner. The soliloquy concludes with this understanding. His role in the revenge tragedy had been to slay Claudius...
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History assignment about whether or not I believe the 2nd amendment should be modified due to changes in society over time.----What is the purpose of semi-automatic weaponry? Sure, there are some used for hunting, like the semi-automatic hunting and target shotguns, but what are most used for, like handguns and pistols? They are for the sole purpose of killing people. Some like to have them for target shooting - but why? Can we afford to take such chances in this country, with such troubled people around? We do not need target shooting using such weapons. It is a sport, and it is one we can do without.Our country is full of angered people, sulking around, stuck in a...
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Disclose or not to disclose? That question usually arise at start of a new relationship, a new job or when meeting a new friend. Disclosing also happen with people we have known for some time. Scholars define self-disclosure as sharing information with others that they would not normally know or discover. My beliefs lie within every everyone of us. Everyone has their own way of defining self disclosure. My definition of self disclosure is letting loose and to trust the person I am disclosing to. Here is where I draw the line and I refer back to the question I posed before. Do I trust this person enough to know my inner most secrets? Is it worth the risk?
In a personal relationship that...
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It is very vital that the Constitution be ratified. The government is in a state of near anarchy. The Constitution is a compilation of many of the proposed ideas take root in various important documents such as the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Bill of Rights. All of these great documents were used in the making of the new constitution. It provides for the good of a nation, as a Union. Although some are yet to become...
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Well lets start by learning what parole is and how it came about. What is Parole?Parole, in criminal law, pledge of good conduct given by a person convicted of crime as a condition of release from imprisonment before the expiration of the term of confinement. The word parole is also broadly used to denote such a conditional release or period of liberty. Parole is usually granted to a prisoner in recognition of past good conduct, both in prison and earlier. A sentenced criminal may be released on parole before the maximum limit of the prison term has been reached, either on the expiration of the minimum term or of some other shorter term fixed by statute on condition of good...
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How do drugs affect the brain?When drugs get into the bloodstream they are carried to all parts of the body and some reach the brain. The quicker the drug reaches the brain, the more intense the effects. The quickest way to get a drug into the brain - and also the most dangerous way of using any drug - is to inject it intravenously, or into the vein. Almost as quick is smoking a drug. followed by sniffing or snorting and then by mouth. Eating or drinking a drug is the slowest route, because the drug has to pass through the stomach first.Once in the brain drugs affect chemicals called neurotransmitters. These are the chemicals...