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American Cowboys - 1,526 words
Have you ever wondered who the cowboys were; how they lived; or what they did? The American Cowboys way of life was interesting and unique, and they contributed more to society than one might think. Besides looking after stock and driving cattle, they had to round up huge numbers of cattle for ranchers. This paper will examine the American cowboys character, what they wore, the everyday things they did like driving cattle and branding calves and the lawlessness of the old west. The job wasnt just for anyone. Certain character traits and physical characteristics were required if someone wanted to be a good cowboy. Considering the distances that they covered, traveling was rough. the cowboy n ...
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Bubles - 1,502 words
I got home this morning at 5:00. I left to go out at around 6:00 pm yesterday. What I did was not the most intelligent actions that could ever be done, but I must say I had the time of my life. It is almost a known fact that whenever one takes certain drugs, an interesting night is ahead of them. My night started out with four friends and a whole bunch of illegal mushrooms. My name is Erin, my friends that started with me on my journey are Meredith, Jacky, and Adam. Usually when consuming a psychedelic drug such as mushrooms, there is some sort of planning involved. There is the matter of finding them, and buying them, although in last nights case, this wasnt true. Adam sells the fungus as a ...
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Body Image - 614 words
BEAUTY has always preoccupied women. But over the past two centuries, as women have gained more rights, the association of self-worth and appearance has intensified. "There has been this enormous change from girls being principally concerned with good works to now being concerned with good looks as a measure of their self-worth," says Joan Jacobs Brumberg, author of "The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls" and "Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa." Brumberg attributes the transformation in girls' behaviors to changes in technology, the coming of mirrors, modern hygiene, the rise of consumerism and popular culture. Attitudes towards attractiveness and ideals of bea ...
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1940s - 2,088 words
... t also helped increase survival rates for surgery. The first eye bank was established at New York Hospital in 1944. Unemployment almost disappeared, as most men were drafted and sent off to war. The government reclassified 55% of their jobs, allowing women and blacks to fill them. First, single women were actively recruited to the workforce. In 1943, with virtually all the single women employed, married women were allowed to work. Japanese immigrants and their descendants, suspected of loyalty to their homelands, were sent to internment There were scrap drives for steel, tin, paper and rubber. These were a source of supplies and gave people a means of supporting the war effort. Automobil ...
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None Provided - 553 words
Barbie is one of the most popular toys on the market today, achieving a profit of more than $1.5 billion in 1999, according to the Mattel Website. Average American girls between the ages of 3 and 11 own ten Barbie dolls, which are available in more than 150 countries worldwide. Debates constantly exist as to whether or not Barbie is an asset to today's youth. Essentially the notion of playing with Barbie is beneficial, but the actual image she portrays is not. Playing Barbie allows girls to create a whole world of fantasy, separate from their real life environment. It can be an escape to a place they have never been to before, or somewhere they go everyday. Barbie opens up young girls minds, ...
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Inately Wrong Filled With Inately Good - 3,096 words
A struggle of survival of the inocent or a survival of the wanted? Caught between the two, the book Of Mice and Men takes a look at problem that may not only have happened, but still happens this day. In the story, George and Lennie face problems of survival, but each with problems of their own that lead to an ending of sadness. Lennie, a man that faces the struggle of living with mental defisciency, has a larger problem with security and searches for anything to be his "security blanket" that most people give up at a young age. George faces the problem of not so much needing comany wherever he goes, but rather needing someone who needs him. Little did George know that Lennie would be not on ...
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The Color Of Shame - 505 words
Colors can portray many things and set certain moods. Yellow can mean happiness and cheerfulness while blue is a calming and relaxing color. It depends on how the color is used. For example, yellow can also be used as a sign of caution. Sandra Cisneros uses the color red in many of her metaphors to emphasize a sense of shame and regret. Cisneross character Esperanza greatly dislikes her house on Mango Street and is ashamed of it. She wanted a nice white house with her own stair and bathroom. But the house on Mango Street is not the way they told it at all. Its small and red with tight steps in the front...(4). When Esperanza is forced to point out her house she always feel embarrassed and as ...
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Trendy Highhheels - 1,265 words
Have you ever seen something and your first reaction was to buy it regardless how much it cost? I know I have. My friend buys a pair of sneakers for one hundred fifty dollars every two to three months. My sister buys uncomfortable shoes for fifty dollars just because they look sexy. There are many people in our society that go out and purchase themselves shoes for many different reasons. But the number one reason is to look good in them while making a fashion statement. We, as human beings, want to reveal our individuality through clothing. Im not saying thats the only way to reveal our individuality, but one of the ways. We go out of our way to look good. We want to stay with the trend leag ...
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Jonbenet Ramsey - 1,206 words
The brutal murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey on Christmas night in 1996 shocked America to its core. Just as the Lindbergh baby kid napping and murder seven decades earlier had seared the nations consciousness, this murder of a beautiful and talented child in a wealthy Boulder, Colorado home --renewed every parents worst nightmare. It has been nearly three years since this violent crime occurred and no one has been brought to justice. At 6:48 p.m., Dec. 23, 1996, a 911 call was placed from the Ramsey home to the Boulder Police Department. The call was terminated before a police dispatcher could speak to the caller. Six minutes later the police called the Ramsey home, but got a voice-mail ...
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A House On Mango Street - 1,491 words
In the novel, The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros she describes the problems that Latino women face in a society that treats them as second class citizens. A society that is dominated by men, and a society that values women for what they look like, and not for what is on inside. In her Novel Cisneros wants us to envision the obstacles that Latino women must face everyday in order to be treated equally. In the Book women are looked upon as objects by men whether they are boyfriends, friends fathers or husbands. The girls in the novel grow up with the mentality that looks and appearance are the most important things to a woman. Cisneros also shows how Latino women are expected to be ...
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Role Reversal Of Genders - 1,406 words
Today, there is a trend towards people spending more leisure time watching TV, listening to the radio, or reading newspapers and magazines. Shows on television and articles in the newspapers influence our decision-making process, shaping our perceptions of the world. The fact that we are better informed and in touch with the latest news, we should be aware that accepting this enormous flow of information and allowing it to shape our mind could be dangerous. The TVs infiltrate our lives, guiding us towards what are we are supposed to wear, how we look and act. Children, because of the lack of mature judging values, are more susceptible to the influence of the television. They tend to accept e ...
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The Hit - 612 words
The norm I am breaking is the dress code acceptance for males and females. While males usually dress more masculine, women chose to dress more feminine. I took a visit to my previous junior high school dressed in some red high heels shoes, a sexy bright red skirt, black tube-top shirt, red lipstick, green contacts, a bra, huge gold loop earrings, and red finger nail polish on. On a busy one o' clock Tuesday evening at a small Orville Wright Middle School campus, I was ready to enter my old junior high school dressed to impress. As I timorously walked into the schools principles office, there were two students getting referrals, three secretaries typing, a parent picking up her kid, and my ol ...
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Greenspan - 1,530 words
Greenspan - The Case For The Defence In-Depth Review My fascination with the Judicial System Structure of today's society was furthered and strengthened after reading and analyzing the This superbly written biography recollecting past cases and important events in Greenspan's life allowed myself, the reader, to learn more about Jurisprudence and the Criminal Code. The entire casebook revolves around several main themes including the balance of Positive & Natural influences in the courtroom, whether a lawyer's consience intervenes with his duty as a counsellor, and the alarming rate of perjury occuring in front of the juries. To be more concise and clear to the point, Greenspan's book is a di ...
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Framed - 817 words
In this piece I create a particular day with a girl and her pet. I intend to cause a deadly scene where the supernatural is involved. I also plan to allow the reader to make the story believable by setting it in the real world. This piece is aimed at all ages. The sound of glass shattering onto the kitchen tiles was enough concern for Socks to investigate. He pounced immediately out of his personal rug and in a matter of seconds he was at the scene. It appeared that broken pieces of glass were scattered on the floor along with bright red tulips. He then looked up at the distress face of his owner Elisa, who had just arrived home from work. He decided to comfort her and gave her a juicy lick ...
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Satire In Lillipute - 593 words
In Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, Swift uses satire to tell a tale of Lemuel Gulliver going on voyages in strange lands and meeting a variety of different characters. Jonathan Swift's was one of the greatest satirists of his and our time. In the first book of Gulliver's Travels millions of young schoolchildren have grown to love this famous story and never recognize the satire hidden in the story. In his first Book he uses satire to demonstrate English politics by using the citizens of Lilliput. Gulliver's first adventure takes place in Lilliput. Gulliver gets shipwrecked and finds himself tied down by a considerable number of little people called Lilliputians. The Lilliputians stood o ...
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Psychology - 555 words
1. The nature vs. nurture question: How much of any given characteristic, behavior, or pattern of development is determined by genetic influence and how much is the result of the myriad experience that occurs after conception. I believe that a person cannot develop properly through only one of the influences. Chapter 1 deals with controversies of nature vs. nurture. Chapter 2, Leaning Theory that falls under the nature issues of capacities and limitations and the cognitive theory which falls under the nurture issue of cultural and how it affects behavior. Chapter 3, is Genetic code, which is nature, genetic influences. Chapter 4, Development and Birth is nurture, environment and embryo influ ...
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'gulliver's Travels'- A Satiric Magnum Opus Of Swift. - 549 words
GULLIVERS TRAVELS-A SATIRIC MAGNUM OPUS OF SWIFT. By; Maimoona Ijaz Gullivers Travels is a pilgrimage that brings one face to face with the yahoo image of man. Its climate is a metaphoric satire on the nature of man. Swifts satire seems to have almost a religious purpose. His satiric vision of an irrational world, a vision that becomes his prelude to an act of faith. Swift has created a whole world of smooth, elegant, dignified people, performing the gestures of a rational society, except for one trivial difference; there is a void at the center of things. Men have become objects, suits of clothes, and inside, all is empty, no soul, no heart, and no mind. Sartorism is the image of pretense-a ...
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6 Major Advantages Of Russian/european Women Over American Women - 1,475 words
6 Major Advantages of Russian/European Women Over American Women (What the average American doesnt know and will never hear from their politically correct feminist media) Introductory Note: As someone who has approached and met literally thousands of women in Russia/Europe and America, and who personally knows hundreds of women throughout 18 cities of Russia, Ukraine, and Europe, I can absolutely guarantee that the following six major advantages outlined here are absolutely true and testable. My website at www.geocities.com/wwu777us contains a hundred times more than enough proof of this. Please note that though I acknowledge that while certain qualities vary universally among individuals (e ...
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The Decade Of The 1950s In American History - 683 words
The 1950's were an important decade full of historic events and changes in technology. Important historic and cultural events such as the approval of the hydrogen bomb and transcontinental television in 1950, the signing of the Immigration and Naturalization Act in 1952, the end of fighting in Korea in 1953, Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat on a public bus in 1955, and Alaska and Hawaii becoming states in 1959 were some of the most vital. Part of the 1950's boom in consumerism included housing. People could afford single family dwellings and suburbia was born. A small suburban community called Levittown was built by William Levitt for returning servicemen and their families. An influen ...
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Small Stage Acting - 586 words
General Purpose - To Inform Specific Purpose - To explain the dos and don'ts of small stage acting Central Idea - By informing the listeners about what to do and what not to do on a small stage they can learn from my mistakes and avoid them if they ever want to do some acting. I. Introduction: "There is no business like show business like no business I know. Everything about it is appealing. Everything the traffic will allow. No where can you get that special feeling, only when you are stealing that extra bow." A. You have to endure a lot being an actor or an actress. B. Stage acting is especially hard. 1. You have to project your voice. 2. Stand where everyone in the audience can see you. 3 ...
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