Heritage - 857 words
Heritage is an important factor to every developing family. Heritage helps to develop a persons values showing what they believe in. Particularly about the values of their family. In the story Everyday Use, by Alice Walker, value of heritage is a main topic. Throughout this story there are many different words used to describe what Wangero (Dee), Maggie, and their mother value. These choices of words all play an important role in the contrasting values of these people and the battle over heritage. The mother of Wangero and Maggie is the narrator of this story. It is evident at the beginning of this story, when the narrator describes her clean yard as an extended living room, that she is prou ...
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Beloved - 1,135 words
Toni Morrison was born in Loraine, Ohio on February 18, 1931. She has accomplished many things from then until now. From writing several books to being a trustee of the National Humanities Center, she finds the time to remain grounded and stable. She has written many books, one namely Beloved which focuses on one womans trials and tribulations. Beloved is about a woman named Sethe, now living in the Reconstruction-era farming country of Ohio. Proud and beautiful, she escaped from slavery, but is haunted by its heritage. She must deal with this haunted life on every level, from the fires of the flesh to the heartbreaking challenges to the spirit. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civi ...
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Beloved - 1,058 words
... ownership took place, her bond with her children was complete. The escape from slavery did nothing more than intensify this bond. For the first time she felt she could love her children unreservedly and had a vision of true freedom: "Look like I loved em more after I got here. Or maybe I couldn't love 'em in Kentucky because they wasn't mine to love...A place where you could love anything you choose--not to need permission for desire--well now that was freedom"(Page 162). Gender issues are also dominant in the story. Three of the four main characters are female, and it not only tells the story of an ex-slave but of a woman's life. Slavery is the cause ofSethe being in the situation she i ...
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The Battle In Seattle - 1,522 words
The last time the World Trade Organization had a major meeting, it was in Singapore, and now we know why. Singapore, of course, is the city-state that accords near-perfect freedom to banks and corporations while jailing political activists and caning messy tenants and people who chew gum in public. When WTO ministers gathered in Singapore in 1997, their business was unimpeded by any outside agitators. (Or, for that matter, any internal dissidents: Advocates for worker rights or environmental standards are not allowed into the deliberations that set the rules for global commerce.) That Seattle wasn't going to be another Singapore was never in question. On Tuesday, though, Seattle wasn't even ...
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Ways To Belong In America - 569 words
This is my Comparison/Contrast Essay : The topic that I choose is Two Ways to belong in America". My personal experiences with different culture and Bharati's relationship with her sister are very similar to my own; however I have different experiences in the marriage and feelings of belonging. Bharati and I have one obvious similarity, which is coming from a different culture outside United States. She was born and grew up in India. She came to the U.S. after she graduated from university of Calcutta. I was born and grew up in Egypt, and came to the U.S. after I graduated from University of Alexandria. In India the maim language is English because there are so many languages and the main cu ...
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The Bird Eye View Of The World - 1,585 words
Barbara Kingsolvers book High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never is a collection of twenty-five different essays. They do not seem connected to each other at the first sight, but in reality, a few major themes, such as parenting, motherhood, family life and nature, connect them together. Several of the essays contain a critique of different aspects in the U.S. culture on which the author focuses. For my writing, I chose four of those essays: High Tide in Tucson, Stone Soup, Somebodys Baby, Civil Disobedience at Breakfast, in which Kingsolver wrote about parenting in America. In my essay, I will try to explain how the author connected her essays with the critique of this aspect, and wha ...
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Roselilly - 732 words
Beck 1 In the short story, Roselily, by Alice Walker, the main character is torn between the imprisonment of marriage and the insecurity of single hood. Getting married is supposed to be one of the most joyful and beautiful experiences in a persons life. However, for Roselily it seems like she is about to make the biggest mistake of her life. She thinks of ropes, chains, handcuffs, his religion. The religion is probably the thing that scares her the most, because of its restrictions. His place of worship. Where she will be required to sit apart with covered head. Arrays of thoughts are running through her head. It seems as though she is trying to convince herself into marrying this man. In s ...
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Court Cases - 721 words
Issue: President Adams appointed several Federal Justices as "midnight appointments", President Madison did not want them and witheld their pay, one of the judges brought suit for back pay Signifigence: Set up the policy of Judicial Review Issue: New Hampshire was attempting to regulate Dartmouth college who claimed they couldn't because they had a royal charter Signifigence: Declared the sanctity of contracts Issue: A man was granted monopoly right for water transport in New York and went against another man granted monopoly rights by the US Decision: In favor of Gibbons (granted by US) Signifigence: Laws of congress are supreme (supercede states) Issue: Maryland attempted to tax the banks ...
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Legalize Prostitution Misc - 1,738 words
Prostitution: Prostitution might appear to be an odd topic for historical inquiry. As "the world's oldest profession," concerned with buying and selling something as "natural" and "unchanging" as sex, it might seem to have no history. However, prostitution is subject to historical change and is shaped by the society in which it exists. In the United States, over the last couple hundred years, the nature of prostitution and the experiences of people working as prostitutes have varied a great deal. The character of women's economic options has affected them by economic depression, by wars, by changing popular attitudes and, in particular, by the law and the ways in which the police, the courts ...
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None Provided - 1,725 words
The Permanent Campaign was written by Norman J. Ornstein and Amy S. Mitchell. This article appeared first in The World & I, in January 1997. Norman Ornstein is regarded as one of our nations foremost experts on Congress. Mr. Ornstein received a Ph.D.. from the University of Michigan, he writes for the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and he has a regular column in Roll Call newspaper called Congress Inside Out. Mr. Ornstein is also an election analyst for CBS and appears frequently on television shows including the Today Show, Nightline and the Mac Neil/Lehre News Hour where he has been a consultant and contributor for Mr. Ornstein is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise ...
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Problematic Solutions - 1,217 words
With the New Year approaching great change will undoubtedly accompany the new millennium. Changes in technology and the arts will emerge naturally but as the times change it is our responsibility to ensure that social policies are designed to best benefit society. Drugs, crime, violence, poverty, and illiteracy are all rising at amazing speeds and this indicates a problem in our current social policy. While there are many possible reasons for these problems the corresponding rise in white illegitimacy is the largest factor. Charles Murray identified this problem in an article in the Wall Street Journal. He came up with possible solutions that he felt would cure this societal illness. His sug ...
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Moby Dick - 882 words
Exploitation and discrimination of the female began when god made Adam and Eve. By not making Eve the same way he made Adam god said to society she is not you're equal she is different. When you are born you are dressed according to sex, girls pink boys blue. This puts the boys in one place of society and girls in another even though when you are small boys and girls are the same in height and strength. As the little girls get older our culture tells her you are not as strong or as smart as that boy. Girls get the message when that little girl tries to join the football team. The coach tries to discourage her from joining by saying she is too weak and can get hurt. To the boys the coach woul ...
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Discriminationlearned Through Experiece Working Through A Single Mothers Eyes - 1,320 words
The most significant work experience that I have encountered was becoming a single mother, because it taught me a lesson in discrimination, and how society judges people. Many people do not realize all the discrimination occurring to single parents each day. The census bureau states that 27% of the households in the United States are single parent households. It irritates me to see how cruel society can be to judge a person, and make them feel as if committing a crime, because they are single parents. Would it be better to be married to an abusive spouse, or get away from a bad situation to become a single parent? I would rather be a single parent, than to put either of my children in a situ ...
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Hrm - 1,189 words
... f by re-thinking the dimensions of your job. Another woman who has made inroads on the international front is Monique Maddy. As part of a graduate program at Harvard, she decided to study the commercial potential for expanded phone service in Tanzania. Instead of holing up in a library, she led a team of six students to Africa for a three-month investigation; a $100,000 venture she financed by selling her research in advance to Sprint, Motorola, GE and Lockheed Martin. Eventually, after almost going bankrupt and fracturing her leg in a running accident, Adesemi Communications International has 1000 wireless pay phones in Tanzania and contracts in Ghana and Sri Lanka are imminent. The com ...
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Seasonal Affective Disorder - 1,078 words
Everyone recognizes spring fever, the giddiness that lifts the spirits as the short, dark days of winter become the longer, sunnier days of spring. But, have you ever noticed the decrease of energy during the fall and winter month? Doctors first noticed this opposite, annual winter depression, 150 years ago, but the condition remained a theory until the early 1980s, when researchers began linking the darkening of peoples winter moods to the lack of sunlight from November through March. Today, this condition is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression brought about by shortened days and decreased sunlight during the winter season. The sym ...
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Pregnancy Among Teens - 1,215 words
... tructed to reward individuals who step outside the normative schedule. This may lead her to center all of her energies on motherhood in an attempt to reap some of the benefits given to women in her same cultural status. According to Keith Scott, author of Teenage Parents and Their Offspring, "among mothers aged thirty-five to fifty-two, those who were fifteen or younger at their first birth have an average of three children more than women who were at least twenty-four when they became mothers" (Scott pg101). The limited earning ability of a poorly educated single mother with a large family makes poverty a likely outcome, thus making her personal economic problem a public social problem. ...
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Back To School - 1,072 words
Helgerson 1 Over the years, as you think back to when you were a kid. Going back to school meant a variety of things. With it came all the emotions and feelings that you carry with you for the rest of your life. At the time you had no idea what they meant or how to deal with it. You just knew how it made you feel. Like your first day at kindergarten, scared and totally overwhelmed. All night before my big day, I threw up. That morning I walked through the door, sat down at my desk and threw up. From that first day going back to school was a nauseas experience for me. That was a long time ago and there have been many first days for me. Now at thirty-three, I have decided to go back to school. ...
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Interview With An Exotic Darcer - 946 words
Tracy Williams, stage name Demure, is a nineteen year old African American. She is employed at a popular gentlemens club in South Central Los Angeles. Tracy is studying for a degree in sociology part-time because she has a daughter to look after. Next year, she will attend school full-time. Raised an army brat, Tracy loves to read books about places and people. She loves to learn and graduated from high school one year early with high academic marks. Instead of going on to college ahead of her peers, Tracy delivered a daughter at the age of 17. She has been a single mother on her own ever since. Tracy is 5 10 and lean at 130 pounds. Remarkably, the experience of pregnancy and childbirth last ...
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Group Theory - 1,320 words
... Lauren and they are allowed input into the final outcome. Being on our own we must work together to accomplish the goals we have set, a good example of positive interdependence (Joining Together pg. 245-246). I find that using a democratic approach with them makes them feel more a part of the process and less apt to feel resentful of the eventual outcome. Sometimes I even go with their suggestion, sink or swim. Perhaps if they are allowed to make decisions now they will be more likely later in life to really give their choices some thought. Hopefully, they will be more prepared for a life on their own than I was. Here at the college and within our community I serve on several committees ...
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Downsizing - 1,259 words
According to a 1997 survey by the American Management Association (AMA), the most often claimed reasons for downsizing are organizational restructuring, business downturn, and reengineering of business processes. Downsizing has adversely affected 43 million jobs since 1980. Many organizations are realizing that downsizing may not be the best solution for reducing costs. The time and money it takes to train employees often make downsizing a wasteful procedure. By changing their business strategy, companies can find ways to maintain their workforce. Many organizations are now looking for alternatives to downsizing that allow them to save their employees, which are now seen as large assets. Dow ...
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