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Have you ever seen the photograph of the six men putting up "Old Glory" on the island of Iwo Jima? The book Flags of Our Fathers tells about the lives of these men, from when they were first born to when they became our nation's heroes. The battle of Iwo Jima was a terrible battle that killed a lot of United States Marines, but finally ended with a victory for the United States of America. Six young Marines raised the replacement flag at Iwo Jima. They were six very different men, united to fight the war as Marines. These Marines did not know it, but the picture of them putting up the replacement flag on top of Mount Suribachi would be a phenomenon. One of the men was Ira...
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The experimental works of Michael Snow and other experimental film-makers require the viewer to be of a certain intellect. The films to be fully understood and appreciated should be placed within the context of art history, and more specifically modernism.Michael Snow is one of the best film-makers in his league. He is one of the worlds two most highly acclaimed experimental film-makers alongside Stan Brakhage.Michael Snow is not only a film-maker but he is also a highly accomplished visual artist, musician, writer, Sculptor, and composer. He is one of Canada's best-known living artists.Michael Snow was born in 1929 in Toronto. He studied at the Ontario College of Art and had his first solo...
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How important is performance space to performance? The question of performance space's importance in conveying meaning and guiding audience response is complicated. First we must define the term "performance space". In a broader sense, it can refer to venue, which in the case of site-specific artists such as Shunt, means performance space is indeed central to the construction and context of meaning. Venues also come with their own sets of conventions and coding, which may alter the reading of a performance. On a smaller scale, it is a defining of areas between audience and performer, therefore having a more proxemics based analysis. There is a tendency throughout history to...
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The film "Mississippi Burning", directed by Alan Parker, is a film that represents severe conflict between the African American population and the White American population in Mississippi during the 1960s. This conflict, however, is especially emphasised through the relationships between White American characters. The relationship between the Jessup County Authorities and the FBI agents depict significant conflict in two main ways. Firstly, the Jessup County Authorities don't agree with the FBI's aims to 'integrate' the south, and secondly, the Jessup County Authorities are extremely racist whereas the FBI are looking out for all races. This character relationship also influence the viewers'...
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Amy Asher AS Poetry Mrs LawrenceWhat connections have you found between the ways in which Duffy and Pugh write about social problems? In your response, you must include detailed critical discussion of at least two of Duffy's poems.Education for Leisure, ridicules the government and education. Writing during the 1980's employment rates were exceedingly high and Duffy talks of society in a critical way. Another poem by Duffy, Making Money, is a poem by Carol Ann Duffy which satirises society's obsession with money, and criticises what lengths people will go to for material goods. Similarly, poet Sheenagh Pugh also reflects the problems in society in her poem Birmingham Navigation Graffiti by...
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An ordinary day"Walter Mitty, I've been expecting you." A gentle old mans voice came roaring through a cloud of thick white smoke. A harp coincided with the voice and sounded as though it was a music band consisting of the voice and the harp. The voice of the harp was beautiful playing on the emotion of every human that came in contact with it. Walter couldn't see anyone talking, the smoke was a blanket covering every square inch around Walter, "G-d is that you?" Walter asked curiously. "Listen, don't talk." The gentle old man boomed. "I need your help Walter. I want you to free the Jewish people from their exile in Egypt." There was a pause of silence, Walter was standing tall and proud....
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In the film Spellbound, there are many themes that are may seem evident, and then there are those which are underlying, but just as significant. One palpable premise is the levels of intensity in terms of support, studying, and the general environment from the parents. For example, Neil had a very concentrated father who was constantly involved in preparing his son for the spelling bee by being his tutor and providing him with heartening words. April's parents expressed their inability to meet with their own friends because they were so consumed with helping her study. On the other end of the spectrum, Ted's parents seemed somewhat supportive, but did not show too many signs of encouragement...
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What's eating Gilbert Grape? is a dramatic, feature film produced by renowned Swedish director, Lasse Hallstrom. This adaptation from the novel by Peter Hedges follows a short chain of events that leads to the grim realization of the main character's dead-end life. With the help of the town visitor, Gilbert Grape rises from his oppressed state to live for himself as well as for those he is left to care for, including his retarded brother, Arnie, and his grossly overweight mother.The setting of the town of Endora (pop. 1041) suits the remote feel and facilitates stunned emotions as something out of the ordinary takes place. It is a small town in Iowa in which the Grape family live. They fit...
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Foreign exchange or FOREX, is the financial market in which participants are able to buy, sell, exchange, and speculate on currencies. Foreign exchange markets are made up of banks, commercial companies, central banks, investment management firms, hedge funds, and retail FOREX brokers and investors. The FOREX market is considered to be the largest financial market in the world.Currency markets are large and liquid; they are believed to be the most efficient financial markets. It is important to realize that the foreign exchange market is not a single exchange, but is constructed of a global network of computers that connects participants from all parts of the world. It can be best described...
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"Some were vomiting as they walked. Many were naked or in shreds of clothing. On some undressed bodies, the burns had made patterns of undershirt straps and suspenders and, on the skin of some women, the shapes of flowers they had had on their kimonos. Many, although injured themselves, supported relatives who were worse off. Almost all had their heads bowed, looked straight ahead, were silent, and showed no expression whatever".The focus text Hiroshima By John Hersey and the supplementary text The Crucible by Arthur Miller and the related film All Quiet On The Western Front produced by Carl Laemmle Jr and directed by Lewis Milestone and the documentary They Took The Children away-Aboriginal...
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The representation of certain groups of Australians in film does to some extent reflect wider social attitudes. The extent of the truth in these representations is obtainable in Japanese Story made in 2003 and mostly set in the outback of Western Australia and Sunday too Far Away, also set in Australia but made in the 70's. Both Australian films construct representations of Australian women that do, to some extent, reflect social attitudes in Australia, while Sunday Too Far Away represents working class men precisely enough to reflect accepted social attitudes of that time. There is a contrast shown in the social attitudes towards women that has exceedingly affected each films representation...
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The novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, is a great success. People from all over the world are crazy about it. Due to the popularity of the novel, a film was produced in correspondence to the literacy text. In this essay, the matters of form and techniques used in the novel and its film adaptation will be compared and contrasted.Novel and film creates different impact on people. Reading of the novel requires imagining of the scene, the characters and the process, etc. Also, in order for the reader to immerse wholly in the story, the reader needs to have certain degree of proficiency in language. Film is an image projection of a story with audio enhancement where else novel is...
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Write about a time when you experienced a serious clash of loyalties.I have never been so emotionally pained for my entire life. Sara and I were friends since primary. We immediately clicked. We shared interests, hobbies, and developed a deep trust and loyalty for one another. I shared my most sacred thoughts and secrets with her and she did the same with me. We went places together. We hung out together. We enjoyed being around each other. It was the kind of close life-long friendship which is very rare to find these days.But one day, Sara called me and said, "I do not want you to contact me for any reason for the foreseeable future. Nor will I contact you. Our friendship is over. Don't...
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MY AFGHAN HOUND STORY
This is a very strange story of my life and it all started with my obsession with Afghan hounds. Not so long ago I saw an Afghan hound and I wanted to cry, because I wanted a dog like that very badly. I knew that I would never be able to have a dog like that, but one day I decided to order myself an Afghan hound. It all started like this:
I saw an advertisement in an overseas magazine. This advertisement was about a man who takes orders from people who wants dogs from certain countries. Then he goes to that specific country to collect the dog for you and then he sends the puppy to your country where the puppy can have a loving home.
I phoned the man to order an...
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Bravery. It's a word associated with the ability to stand up for yourself or the determination to take risks. So basically, no one would ever say that about me because I am a person who doesn't really care enough to stand up for myself or determined enough to take risks. I just go with whatever else is happening in my life and never step out of my established, little circle. Why should I? I like the way I am without taking risks or having to defend myself against or for anything. Staying where I am, who I am without all the anticipation, suspension, or excitement caused by and corresponding to bravery is fine with me. But without taking risks in your life, people call you boring, cowardly,...
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When does life have no purpose?David Fincher's Fight Club is a narrated movie that explains the journey of the narrator's mid-life crisis; the movie begins with the ending scene, a microscopic view of a gun inside of the narrator's mouth. All of the particles and germs are very visible to give the viewer an idea of what to expect. This scene suggests a dirty, winding, and emotional journey that the narrator will take. The narrator at first finds himself with insomnia. At the same time he is obsessed with consumer goods-he buys complete sets of everything. He works for a major automobile company as an agent who decides whether the cost of a recall is cheap enough to make profit. His job...
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(Insert Preferred Address)(Insert Preferred Date)Dear miss KinnianI am writing to express my views about Charlie Gordon and the intelligence enhancing process also to give me a better understanding about the whole ordeal.I see your approach to helping disabled people I would tell by reading certain chapters in the book that you were passionate about your work and liked helping your students, judging buy Charlie Gordon's mentality that you really cared and showed great affection and aptitude for your work. This lead me to believe that you were some what of a sensitive person and had a lot of strength of mind and believe to get certain tasks done in your occupation.The fact that you were 25...
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Imaginative journeys are a great importance to one's life as it is a key that holds the experience to gain knowledge of self and one's place in the universe. There are several texts which explore this concept, such as "Frost at Midnight" and "Kubla Khan" written by Samuel Coleridge as well as Victor Kelleher's book cover of his novel "The Ivory Trail". All of these texts illustrate the immense power of a human's imagination through the creation of journeys. This symbolises the importance of taking the journey of the mind and how it connects to one's soul.Coleridge's poetries show the concept of journeys being inseparable from the imagination. In the poem, "Frost at Midnight," Coleridge uses...
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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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Demi MooreToday Demi Moore is as well known for her fabulous figure, daring "Vanity Fair" cover photos, and much-publicized 2000 split from husband Bruce Willis as for her films. However, the husky-voiced actress who rose from a troubled upbringing to stardom has toiled successfully behind the scenes, as a producer of the hits Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and its sequel Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).Moore was born Demetria Guynes in Roswell, New Mexico, on November 11, 1962, to her mother, Virginia, and stepfather, Danny Guyness, a newspaper ad salesman. Her parents' relationship was at times abusive and the family struggled, moving frequently as Danny...
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Have you been a victim of phishing?
Many words have been added to the English language from the birth of the Internet. Some of these words have been created from the basis of something in existence and others do not seem to be related at all. The resent topic in the Internet world is phishing, a new type of identity theft that is done directly over the Internet without its victims knowing they are being misled. This issue has been a concern of all who are involved. The biggest worry is how can this be prevented?
When you think of the word phishing, without seeing it spelled you think of a boat, a pole and maybe a relaxing time on the lake, but this may...
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“You are altogether beautiful my darling; beautiful in every way.” This verse from the Bible sums up what I think about every woman. I believe that every woman, teenage girl, or pre teen should stop putting themselves down! Confidence is key to living a happy and joyful life. Being depressed, being unhappy, giving up on things, being introvert and not feeling good about oneself are some characteristics of a person that does not have self confidence. I believe that in order to succeed and be successful in life you must have self-confidence. Eagerness to learn new things, pride in doing a good job, being a nice person, having the confidence to know “I can do it”, and altogether liking oneself...
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John Doe English 101 Dr. Smith October 29, 2001 You Cannot Have a Party Without Bacardi Bacardi rum is notorious for making alcohol look like a necessity. A number of the company's advertisements feature an upper class group of men and women drinking at a party. Bacardi advertisements often seem to be giving off the message "We're rich, so lets get drunk." The ad also gives viewers the feeling that they cannot really compare to the group that the ad portrays unless they drink Bacardi. The main groups that Bacardi is trying to appeal to is middle-aged, upper class men and women. In most Bacardi ads, people are wearing black formal attire, which signifies elegance and...
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Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1960) a film about the story of Marion Crane, her adventure of how she disappears after stealing $40 000 and is then murdered by a mysterious figure at the Bates Hotel. As an investigation into her murder is opened, twists surprise the viewer until the climatic ending. Through the use of camera angles, film techniques, dialogue, and sound effects, the film portrays the main characters as they are being trapped, unable to escape their state of mind, the guilt of their actions.Right at the start of the film, we get the impression of being trapped from the combination of music and graphics. Through the use of the sliding horizontal and vertical bars, it instantly...
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War is a word used to describe slaughter, economical collapse and political conflict. War retained its household name as being controversial; however, war engaged the world as an audience whilst those involved sung the horrific opera of enmity. It was the year 1939 where the world was plagued by war, where countless of people died, but the egression of aspiring poets and linguists. The Second World War was the defining catastrophe of the 20th century; one that incorporated the entire world; each nation had their own reasons why they continued to fight. Artists during the war were responsible for creating propaganda whilst poets and authors voiced their opinions of war in their works; they...
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The film "About a boy" by the Weitz-Brothers is about a boy who has got social problems in school and at home and a man who gets involved in the life of the boy and finally helps him and at the same time himself to get along better in life.Will, Hugh Grant, has got nothing serious to do in his life. He lives of the money the song of his father makes. His life seems to be based on getting to know women. To get his aim he starts to invent children only to get more sympathy from the single mothers.But his life changes on the "day of the dead duck". Will gets to know Marcus, a boy who has got no friends and a depressive single mother who is a kind of hippy and has got lots of problems.Will goes...
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The idea of doing a drama specifically about bullying came from a personal experience and from watching a documentary on television about a young fourteen years old girl named Dawin-Marie Wesley, that committed suicide after being bullied and teased by three girls in her school. After reading and further researching about this sensitive subject, I decided that I wanted to focus my major on children that get bullied, but instead of having a tragic ending I determined to contain the happy ending narrative of a child that gets bullied but manages to defeat his bullies by having the help of a friend. Although this is a very sensitive subject to talk about due to the consequence that it has on...
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The Magical Eraser In a time after ours, science had evolved, far beyond our farthest dreams. A lot was discovered. Most of what you have come to know has been proven wrong. The most memorable issue is Cancer. There were merely only two types of real cancer. Phy and M.e.n.t. The thinking of having cancer, the most prodminent one, caused m.e.n.t. cancer. The second was Phy, caused by radiation, sent to earth from the sun. It turns out that Plutonium and Uranium were only reacting with the photons bonded to the UV rays being sent from the sun. Our world was a replica of yours. An exact replica. Opposite in technology. I will get into that later. The cure, simple. Physiological, ESP type...
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ACLU of Illinois Sues Justice Department and Homeland Security Officials over Failure to Release Racial Profiling DataAugust 13,2003The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois asked a federal court to order the release of data that will help the public determine whether federal law enforcement agencies are engaged in racial profiling. On June 9,1999 the president then-President Bill Clinton, ordered "Fairness in Law Enforcement: Data Collection" which mandates collection of data regarding contacts between Law enforcement officials and members of the public. The request specified that it include but was not limitied toA. all ducuments relating or referring to official policies;B. all...
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A moral dilemma involves a situation in which someone has only two courses of action available, and each requires performing an action that is morally wrong. A moral dilemma that can be witnessed or experienced in a neighborhood, school, or home is that of racism. Race issues are so important and so many in American society that they seem almost required. Some people feel that being a Caucasian person is a direct symbol of superiority among the other races. These individuals are the ones who respond to people of color differently, which leads to verbal or physical violence amongst a group.Just as one single person can behave in a racist way, so can many institutions. These places can also...
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Essay Question: How does the poet feel about the form of discrimination they explore and how do they try to make the reader feel?
Dominique D. Cooper
By Dominique D. Cooper
"I. too, am America," (line 18). Langston Hughes, in his poem, "I, Too," makes people believe that these words hold true for all Americans of all colors. Mr. Hughes explores African-American discrimination through the eyes of a man, that despite adversity, never stops believing he is an American.
This poem was written in 1924, when African-Americans were considered second class citizens in America. Many...
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World In A Child's EyesWhen this realityWas flooded with immorality,Nothing good's left,I saw a child wept.Upon the firmament he gazeWith his conscience in haze,In the child's innocent eyesGone, the reflection of the clear blue sky,It's the Dawn of darkness of injustice and lie.Dill is a little boy from Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird; he is Jem and Scout's best friend, together, they witness the cruelty of the reality and the ugliness of people's prejudice against others seeing a man being deprived of his dignity and freedom in spite of his apparent innocence. Dill, disheartened by the adult world, decides to be a clown when he grows up. But, why a clown?Dill believes being...
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Comedies often contain satirical elements. How far do you think that Educating Rita can be seen as a satire?Comedies can often use satire to achieve their purpose, which is to make their play humorous. Satire contains many different language features and which criticize or ridicule an individual's behavioural flaws. Sarcasm, irony and parodies are examples which can help a genre to be categorised by the use of satire.In Educating Rita, we get a satirical look at life, love, education and gender relations. We also get a view of social stratification based on social class. The play follows the learning journey experienced by Rita and also Frank. Although the play's main plot is the educating...
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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...
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"Leaders are made, they are not born”, Vince Lombardi. Simple quote, but is that true to be an effective leader. Everyone believes that they have the qualities to be an effective leader and run an organization and its people. Many leaders believe that they hold the right stuff as a leader and for the reason to their level and title. But do people really know? If people really knew then why do organizations let go of their leader, i.e. what Apple did to Steve Jobs in 1985? Also when a leader takes his control too far and creates situations that spiral out of control, i.e. Richard Nixon resignation from the presidency in 1974. In the text that will follow, I will expand upon the traits that I...
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Part 1Question 1Describe a lesson you have either taught or attended. Note down the participants, the activities undertaken, the learning outcomes, the interaction, the materials used and classroom organization.Participants and classroom organisationThe learner group consisted of sixteen adult students (one woman and fifteen men), all with asylum or refugee status. The learning level was pre-beginners and the location was an offsite campus of the City College where only refugees and asylum seekers were being taught English from teachers working for the government funded Basic Skills programme. The classroom tables were organised into three groups and the students could choose their own seat....
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Have you ever read a story, and were so intrigued that you wish you were the main character so that you could change the way they reacted to certain things? I have, and when I read "Footfalls" I found myself doing that very thing. "Footfalls" was written by Wilbur Daniel Steele, an amazing author who really knows how to capture the reader's attention and involve them in the story. In the story, a man named Boaz Negro is against Campbell Wood because Wood killed Boaz's last living son. In this paper, I will identify the major problem in "Footfalls", explore some possible solutions to that problem, evaluate those solutions, and find the best solution.Before I explore some possible solutions,...
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Time and tide passes by and the day of reckon always draws closer and closer. The day that one proves to the whole world what he is capable of achieving in life. Revising and the deciphering of questions that one had been taught both present and past becomes the act of the day. For everyone knew the consequences that came with not making those required grades A’s and in a consideration manner B’s. I found it very difficult to make those grades A’s and as a matter of fact, that was a major challenge I encountered.
It all started, when the duration reduced to about two months. Each and every student realized the need to study and prepare very well for the final...
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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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Born in 1939, Wayson Choy experienced his childhood in Vancouver's Chinatown. He soon became interested in literature and attended the University of British Columbia, where he became the first writer of Chinese-ancestry to study creative writing. Moving to Toronto in 1962, Choy eventually became a teacher at the Humber School for Writers from 1967 to 2004. His first novel, The Jade Peony (1995), earned two prestigious awards: the City of Vancouver Book Award and the Trillium Book Award for best novel. He demands perfection from his work and has published only three books and a few short stories, memoirs and essays. His latest novel, All That Matters, was published in 2004. In 2005, he was...
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Dear Paolo Speranza, I am Lucia Pante, the wife of Giuseppe Lima and the mother of Julius, Giorgio and Isabella. I was born in Possagno, northern Italy in 1929.I spent my childhood there and in Genoa for the rest of my time in Italy. There was not much left for people in Italy after WWII, Australia was seen as a country of opportunities that would provide us with a better life. This was the reason as to why we decided to move here and also our impression of the country. As part of the assisted migration scheme, our fares were already taken care of. We had packed two big trunks to take our belongings for our new life in Australia. Apart from clothes, we also brought things relating to our...
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"Raw", written by Scott Monk is a depiction of the effects of the institution, both positive and negative. Society and all aspects of our lives can be classified as a system or an institution. Institutions impose rules and regulations for which individuals are expected to conform to, usually unwillingly as they don't wish to face the consequences. There always are however, those who choose to rebel. This results in both positive and negative effects that are brought about through the institution. The institution aims to reform the delinquents in order to make them fully functional and productive members of society. We witness the transformation of Brett, the protagonist of the novel, as he...
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Opening a can of worms can be somehow tricky. If opened improperly, you can easily cut your fingers, get mud thrown in your face, or drop the can and spend numerous hours trying to pick up the tiny fidgety things. When confronting the public school officials with a difficult issue in education, you can encounter similar problems. Just mentioning a topic, controversial or not, as the one of religion in the classrooms, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), etc. can be hazardous. If you state an opinion or a disagreement, you might find yourself hanging from a hook with a lot of angry school officials, all fighting for a chance to take a bite off of you. For example: the most common...
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The greatest gift is one that comes from the heart. In my case, this statement applies in a very literal manner. The greatest gift of my life was receiving three pints of blood from an emergency volunteer donor. This event took place shortly after receiving life-threatening gunshot wounds to the torso one afternoon in Compton, California. It was at a nearby hospital where I received my blood transplant which saved my life. This is truly the best gift I have ever received, and I am so grateful for it.Shortly after noon, on what appeared to be a normal day in the hood of Compton, I was making my usual pass by the corner store to purchase a couple of forties. On the sidewalk opposite of the...
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Nuclear War Have you ever thought about nuclear war and how it affects your everyday life? In a madder of minutes large parts of are country can be taken out by nuclear bombs. Nuclear consists of many different types of nuclear artillery and, many types of planes and submarines. Also it consists of many effects, accidents, and a history of attacks. These aspects of nuclear war range far from any other type of war.First, are the types of artillery in nuclear war. One kind of artillery would be the Redstone (SSM-A-14) medium range ballistic missile. This missile is 69 feet long. The weight is 61,346 pounds. These missiles speed gets up to mach 5.5. The missiles speed at impact is mach 2.3....
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Changing self is an important aspect to change and it is the focus of this speech. Changing self is when someone becomes different, or the result of someone becoming different. By the end of my speech I would have spoken about and discussed the movie "About a Boy" directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz, and the poem "The Door", composed by Miroslav Holav.Firstly I would like to discuss what changes took place in the movie "About a Boy". The main character in the movie is Marcus, who undergoes the process of change. Marcus would go to school and get bullied. Will on the other hand was very lonely and kept to himself mostly. As the movie unfolds, Marcus meets a girl who he likes and a...
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I am from australia and in my final couple of weeks of highschool. I wrote this oral as my last piece of assessment for english. I got a B+ for it. Recommended changes: australian spelling to american (watch out for the misplacement of "s" instead of "z". BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDED.2,081 words.--------------------------------------When I was asked to come here and speak today about someone who I found inspirational or motivating - I was stumped. I scouted around until someone mentioned; Audrey Hepburn. I abruptly halted and thought to myself she's just an actress with a classic image. However I was intrigued and began to research hre. I discovered that she was an amazing woman:Audrey Hepburn,...
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There used to be a time, when the world once offered various kinds of free play to children, they once had access to the world at large; whether it was streets, alleys, or forests, where they were able to interact with the natural world without restriction. Today the lives of children are more structured and supervised. Concerns for safety and with modern housing offering limited or no outdoor play spaces keep children away from natural experiences. When children have free time, it is more often than not spent in front of the television or computers. If children aren't at home they are in schools. Unfortunately school environments are situated in grounds which are uninviting, sterile and...
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A Masquerading Friend in Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" In her short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Joyce Carol Oates weaves a story of deception, tragedy and even heroism when the protagonist, Connie, lets herself be abducted by Arnold Friend in order to keep her family safe. Arnold seems to be young and tall when Connie first meets him, but it soon becomes apparent that he is neither young nor tall. For many reasons, Arnold is not what he seems to be. So who or what is Arnold Friend? To close in on the answer to this question, we need to scrutinize Arnold's actions and his appearance.The description of Connie's chance meeting with Arnold at the...
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How reliable a narrator do you think Nick is based on what you have
read in chapters 1 and 2 Throughout the opening of the book we meet
Nick Carroway and he exposes many strengths
How reliable a narrator do you think Nick is based on what you have
read in chapters 1 and 2
Throughout the opening of the book we meet Nick Carroway and he
exposes many strengths and weaknesses as the narrator of the book
“Great Gatsby”. In this essay I will explore what contributes to him
being reliable as well as his drawbacks as the narrator.
Nick is never directly involved in any of the events. He only ever
observes what is going on and this leads to a very unbiased outlook on
the events. If...