Shaving Snow - 705 words
*HTML**FONT SIZE=3 PTSIZE=10* Often, two different stories have very much in common. Two authors with completely *BR* different styles often write very similar stories. Tobias Wolffs Powder and Leslie Norris *BR* Shaving have many similarities. They are comparable in their themes, plot and relationships.*BR* The best example of a theme that "Shaving" and "Powder" share, is that change is necessary *BR* for a more mature and happy life. In Shaving," Barry has a rite of passage that is forced upon him. *BR* Due to his dad's failing health, Barry has to shave him because he is too weak to do it himself. This rite *BR* of passage makes Barry a mature individual because not only does he learn to ...
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George Washington Carver - 1,224 words
George Washington Carver was born into slavery January of 1860 on the Moses Carver plantation in Diamond Grove, Missouri. He spent the first year of his life, the brutal days of border war, between Missouri and neighboring Kansas. George was a very sickly child with a whooping cough, which later lead to his speech impediment, and he was tiny and puny. Georges father, James Carver, died in a wood hauling accident when he was bringing wood to his masters house one day. George was sick a great deal during his early years. In 1861, when George was one year old, raiders kidnapped him and his mother with horses from their home in Missouri. Moses Carver, Marys master, heard that a bushwhacker named ...
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Documentary Review - 618 words
The documentary I watched is about Thaipusam festival. I watched it on National Geographic Channel and was amazed to discover the meaning, the process and the traditions and practices of Thaipusam. It was interesting to watch the procession yet at the same time learn more about it in detail. Every January/February, depending upon the lunar month - on a full-moon day in the Tamil month of Thai, the Hindus will celebrate Thaipusam in honour of their Hindu God, Lord Subramaniam (sometimes referred to as Lord Murugan) who is a son of the Hindu God Shiva. He is believed to represent virtue, youth and power. As mentioned in the documentary, Thaipusam is celebrated in Singapore and also in Malaysia ...
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Draculas Strengths Vs Weaknesses - 1,288 words
1. Speaks of history as if he was there 2. Legend in the story states that "un-dead" will go on for eternity 3. Dracula himself states "Time is on my side." B. Blood gives him strength and restored vitality 1. Dracula looks younger after consuming blood 2. Renfield explains what Dracula is doing to Mina C. Ability to heal injuries much faster that normal men 1. Throws himself through a window and emerges unhurt 2. This explains the difficulty involved with killing a vampire 1. Harker describes handshake as an "iron grip" 2. Seward's journal shows that Renfield exhibits great physical strength 3. Bars of a wolf's cage are found bent, probably Dracula 4. It is found that Dracula can actually h ...
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Dracule - 1,724 words
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. Evil often triumphs, but never conquers. The two quotations from above explain that evil never conquers because good always overcomes it. A good example of this is the book Dracula by Bram Stoker because the author expresses the nature of good vs. evil. Dracula wants to come to London because he wants to turn everyone into vampires. The basic background of the book Dracula is when Jonathan Harker, a realtor who is sent to Transylvania to complete a transaction with Dracula so he can come to England. What Harker does not know is that Dracula has a plan for world domination. Well, while Harker is on a train to Transylvania he enters the eas ...
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The Aztecs - 2,390 words
Towards the middle of the continent near the Pacific ocean at an elevation of almost seven thousand five hundred feet is the Valley of Mexico. The Valley is surrounded by towering rocks which seem to have been placed there for the sole purpose of protecting the land. The land itself that at one time was full of greenery and trees is now somewhat bare and, in some places, white with salt from the draining of waters. Five lakes are spread over the Valley, which occupy about one tenth of its surface (Bray 1968). On the opposite shore of the largest of these lakes stood the ancient city of Tenochtitlan. This land can be seen in Fig 1. Aztlan was an island city in the middle of a lake, surrounded ...
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An Unusual Wedding Ceremony - 767 words
Ever been to an unusual wedding ceremony? Perhaps not, because very rarely have we been invited to a wedding ceremony that is other than a formal and a well-mannered event. Our familiarization with the wedding ceremony, however, is in sharp contrast with the traditional marriage ceremony of the Momna community, a minority group in eastern Pakistan from where I come. In this community, the marriage ceremony lasts for two days, with rituals that are not only unique, but extremely amusing, interesting, and sometimes not very serious. The first part of the ceremony, called pithi, is perhaps the most humorous of all. The bridegroom is lead by his mother from his room to a chair in the living room ...
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Duddy Kravitz - 504 words
The novel is based in Montreal, Canada of the early twentieth century, where teachers believed in strapping and immigrants travelling to Canada to start a new life. Duddy Kravitz, a student of Fletcher Field High in the class of Mr. Macpherson, one of the few teachers who are against strapping. Many students took advantage of him, and even gambled with Jerry Dingleman to win tickets, which were given by Mr. Macpherson to good students. Duddy is a boy, who always wants to be someone he is not. His constant shaving to earn a beard and his actions shows he wants to be an adult. His grandfather, Simcha has told him that by achieving lands will make him successful. Giving the statement, "a man wi ...
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Rastafarianism - 1,429 words
Rastafarianism, better known as Rastafari or simply Rasta, is a religion that was developed in Jamaica during the early 20th century. It is commonly characterized by dread locks, marijuana (ganja), reggae music and a strong belief in Haile Selassie. For the most part, the beliefs of Rastafari are loose. There is no code that Rastas live by, or even a specific bible that Rastas read. There are some semi-organized sects of Rastafari namely; The Twelve Tribes of Israel, The Nyahbinghi Order. The Twelve Tribes of Israel have endured a lot of criticism, and non acceptance by some Rastas because of their rejection of Haile Selassie as the living God, and their acceptance of many Christian beliefs. ...
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Ethan Frome - 1,061 words
Ethan Frome Project: #3 Psychological Analysis Narrator: The narrator of the story is a simple man who tries to take on an almost futile task. This is an almost futile task because the townspeople such as Ned Hale and Ruth Varnum do not like to talk about Frome. The townspeople do not avoid the subject of Frome due to disapproval, but rather a sense of such extreme sadness that it is difficult to speak about. This task is to find out about Ethan Frome's past. More specifically the narrator wants to discover what events led up to Frome's tragic present condition. "All the dwellers in Starkfield, as in more notable communities, had troubles enough of their own to make them comparatively indiff ...
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The Sound Of Silence - 1,050 words
I have attended to many deaths in my short career as a nurse. I guess that is the hardest part of geriatric nursing. I remember one man in particular, Joe*. He was a veteran of World War II, and a retired mechanic. He was nearly 90 when I met him. His beloved wife of 45 years, Sara, had died only months earlier. He was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). In this disease, the lungs lose their elasticity and begin to fill up with fluid. Eventually, a person will literally drown in his or her own secretions. It is slow and sometimes very painful for a Taking report from the off-going nurse, I was not surprised to hear that Joe was taking a turn for the worse. The physic ...
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Marxism View On Bram Stokers Dracula - 1,122 words
Bram Stoker's novel Dracula is a mystifying horror story that occurred sometime in the late nineteenth century, where a young English lawyer takes an excursion to Count Dracula located in Transylvania, in hopes of finalizing a real estate transfer. The novel portrays a gross representation of Anti-Christian values and beliefs, through one of its characters. Dracula one of the main characters in the novel is used to take on the characteristics of the Anti-Christ. Stoker uses many beliefs from the Christian religion to refer to, in order to display numerous amounts of Anti-Christian values and perversions, superstitious beliefs of the protection towards evil, and to compare and contrast the po ...
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Skin Cancer - 1,098 words
This paper is on skin cancer. Within this paper skin cancer will be defined as well as the types of skin cancer and also ways to prevent it and cure it. Skin cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the outer layers of your skin, your skin protects your body against heat, light, infection, and injury and it also stores water, fat, and vitamin D. The skin has two main layers and several kinds of cells. The top layer of skin is called the epidermis. It contains three kinds of cells: flat, scaly cells on the surface called squamous cells; round cells called basal cells; and cells called melanocytes, which give your skin its color. There are several types of cancer that ...
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College Notebook - 2,612 words
... suburb of Tokyo. Still, that stability is showing signs of erosion. One area of deep concern is crime. The number of people between the ages of 14 and 19 arrested in Japan ratcheted up 14 percent in 1997, and rose an additional 3 percent in 1998. Unrest is also growing in Japan's schools. "School-refusers" like Kinichi -- young people who miss 30 days or more of class, or don't go at all -- are on the rise, though they still only account for 2 percent of youngsters. School is mandatory through elementary and junior high, but authorities don't lean too heavily on those who don't attend. "If you talk to these kids, you realize they've totally lost confidence in themselves," said Hiroyuki ...
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Hazing Is It A Rite - 609 words
For centuries, hazing has occurred in all societies as a rite of passage. It dates all the way back to the ancient Native Americans as they went so far as to pierce the sternum of warriors with a bone and hang them from it. These days, it continues as our military makes hazing its own. But one question needs to be asked in these modern times; is hazing being carried out too far in our military schools? Yes, it is indeed. This ritualistic hazing begins in military schools such as VMI or West Point and carries all the way into the armed forces themselves. This, as a result, is why hazing in military schools must be stopped all together at whatever means necessary. Although many officers at the ...
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Child Labor In The Philippines - 2,013 words
A Study of Child Labor in the Philippines THESIS STATEMENT: Exploitation of child workers continues in the Philippines due to the inefficiency of the policies promulgated by the government to eradicate child labor. For all children who are deprived of their rights. But even we have a responsibility too. Because while nobody is angered by their conditions or realizes the waste of a future that is being slowly squandered, they will remain in this world and they will cease to be children All people were born with rights. Children are people too; so, children also have rights. These rights are violated through child labor. Child labor is defined as, the employment of a child in a business or ind ...
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Cheaper By The Dozen - 1,705 words
Cheaper by the Dozen, based on a real-life story of the Gilbreth family, is a fantastic book. This hilarious comedy about a family with a dozen children kept me in stitches until the end! This family, run like a well oiled machine, took me on Sunday rides through the country, battles in the family court, summers at the sea, Fathers theories on motion study, and the economic removal of the whole families tonsils. I loved it! I find it truly amazing. Not only did the family boast twelve children, but they all learned to speak foreign languages, touch typing, mental arithmetic, and even Morse Code- all because their father worked out dozens of ingenious ways to motivate them- although often it ...
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Hemingway: Writer Or Dreamer? - 4,028 words
... he Sun Also Rises. Toward the last I was sprinting, like in a bicycle race, and I did not want to lose my speed making love or anything else and so had my wife go on a trip with two friends of hers down to the Loire. Then I finished and was hollow and lonely and needed a girl very badly. So I was in bed with a no good girl when my wife came home and had to get the girl out onto the roof of the saw mill (to cut lumber for picture frames) and change the sheets and come down to open the door of the court (Meyers 189- 190). This account was later rebuked by Hemingways publisher and also by the author himself. But if this quote is still taken seriously, then one can understand Hemingways imag ...
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Sobibor - 1,306 words
There is one period in time that stands out to most of the world. From 1938-1945 when Hitler and the Nazi Regime killed many Jews, Jehovah Witnesses, Homosexuals, Anti-Germans, Musicians and many more. A major death camp in Poland at the time was Sobibor. The Nazi death camp, Sobibor, was the scene of a horrific massacre, killing people of different cultures and religions. Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933, bringing an end to German democracy. Guided by racist and authoritarian ideas, the Nazis abolished basic freedoms and sought to create a "Volk" community. In theory, a "Volk" community united all social classes and regions of Germany behind Hitler. In re ...
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The Industrial Boom - 523 words
Question: What factors helped to promote Americas huge industrial growth during the period from 1860 to 1900? Industrialization in America did not begin until about a hundred years after it began in England and other European countries. Although once it began, it kept on going. Within forty years America was producing anywhere between double to five times the amount of steel that Germany or England was producing. This was called The Industrial Boom. During The Industrial Boom many of the things that are used today were created, like the first car, telephone, light bulb, vacuum, even the shaving razor. Oddly, before 1860 America didnt even seem like it would ever become an industrial nation, ...
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