Butterfly Revolution - 548 words
This camp you sent me to is so crazy! I was really starting to like it at first. I had a lot of fun playing the games and meeting the people. Everyone excepted me for who I was. Even some of the older kids liked me! The fact that I am smart and like to read books helped me connect with the older boys. Because of my intelligence I was made captain for many events. First of all I was voted the leader of my cabin. I had to make many rules up to keep us in order. Also, I was the captain of my team during our competitive game of capture the flag. I felt so special. Being me though, of course I would mess up and make a fool of myself. I was playing great! I ran all the way to the other team's side ...
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The Butterfly Revolution - 514 words
After reading the book, The Butterfly Revolution, I have concluded that the story was great. I give the book two thumbs up. I give the book two thumbs up because it is a smooth and easy reading. The book also has a good flow of events, the book is written in a first-hand account form, the books reading level is that of its suspected readers, (young adults), and has great, descriptive writing. The books good flow of events allows the reader too easily understand the books. The events go from one to the next with out any confusing gibberish between them. The books events are marked by dated sections, making for easy reference for a person writing a report on the book. Also, the flow of events ...
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Gender, Sexuality And Feminism In M. Butterfly - 943 words
The play M. Butterfly, by David Hwang is a study in human weakness, psychosis, and insecurity. The lead character in the play, Rene Gallimard acts the same as a borderline schizophrenic. When the story begins, he is in prison reflecting on his life, and loves. He is given to fantasy, and talking, or having conversations with the figments of his imagination. His insecurities, combined with his vivid fantasies, drive him to power trips, where he is master of his world. Dominance is his desire, where he is in total control. These illusions take him further and further from reality. Where he is weak and ineffectual, he starves for acceptance and attention. This is a story of a man who gets into ...
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None Provided - 1,398 words
... lled a master of the history of brain science since the 1800s. A little after his time, a Vietnamese physician named Fransod believed he could localize distinctions of character in areas in the brain, if fact in very small and accurate areas in the brain. He believed that if there was a certain trait that you were good at, you would get a lump of some sort that had enlarged that part of your brain. Many people believed that, and soon there were cartoons drawn of people with huge lumps in certain areas of the brain. As many followers as he may have had, he also had critics. One of those, a certain Pier Florence, didn't at all believe that any higher function could be localized on the cort ...
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When we discuss our brain, we usually focus on the brains ability to think. That task alone is extremely complex and involved, but the brain also has many other tasks. Most of the time the brain is on autopilot, meaning that most of the activities preformed are just automatic. Our five senses; sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell, are automatically preformed in our brains. We don't have to think about how something sounds, we just hear it and we then interpret that sound. The largest area of our brain is the area that is set aside for vision, it is located in the occipital lobe. Dr. Gerard Guarniero has been blind since birth, a defect in which he has never been able to fix. Recently, he ha ...
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Mc Escher - 1,051 words
Though M.C. Escher contended that he knew virtually nothing about mathematics, even having gone as far as to declare that he was absolutely innocent of training or knowledge in the exact sciences, (Schattschneider 67), his art work commonly incorporates the use of many recognized elements of science and mathematics. It has been argued that Eschers natural accessibility and his popularity with young art patrons is due to the Eschers use of symmetry, his use of metamorphosis, and his focus on representational elements of science in his work (Donato 31). Though Escher appeared unwilling to address it during his lifetime, it was evident that his work was supported by elements of science, includi ...
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Its All In The Blood - 1,131 words
... ned the hair without touching it, then shut Jessica's eyes. "I can see that." Philipa Benshoof's impatience was renown. Not once but three times I had seen Philipa bust a door down with the heel of her boot she always wore hiking boots in the winter, black ones, with thick soles and heavy laces, unless she was skiing, and then they were streamlined white Nordicas, top of the line. She brushed a strand of her thick black hair off her face, reached into her stylish black parka, pulled out a "Well, what do we do now?" I asked. "We...do nothing. I call it in. Just out for your run?" "Me, too. Good thing I came this way." I nodded again, feeling like one of those Chinese dolls you find at th ...
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Magic Realism - 1,536 words
... o school for, you're stripping me of it, I told my aunt.... The humiliation I had to go through, going into that man's kitchen.... Now going up to that jail.... Anything to humiliate me. All the things you wanted me to escape by going to school. Years ago, Professor Antoine told me that if I stayed here, they were going to break me down to the nigger I was born to be. But he didn't tell me that my aunt would help them do it. Grant tells Vivian how Miss Emma needs a memory of Jefferson standing as a man. Vivian can not understand where Grant is coming from. We black men...stay here in the South and are broken, or we run away and leave them alone to look after the children and themselves. ...
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My Story - 1,907 words
... ff still beside my mother. The pain in my ribs was fading along with the sun rays that lit the room. The sounds of the birds chirping outside filled my ears and blocked out the unimaginable words that once filled them. My body began to relax and I thought to myself that everything was all right. The darkness of my eyelids seemed to take over me as I began to nod off to sleep. I reached my hand out with an open gesture to connect with my mothers, and I felt the clammy feeling of her arm as I rested my hand upon it. I could feel her move as I put it on her, it seemed to soothe her in the same way it did me. I knew that I was not alone, and that she would stay near me. As my eyes opened for ...
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Essay On I Stand Here Ironing By Tillie Olsen - 669 words
I Stand Here Ironing, by Tillie Olsen is a short story portraying the life and regret of a young mother struggling to raise her oldest daughter. The mother- daughter relationship is the major part of the story and the attitude of the mother toward her daughter, Emily, and the actual character of the mother are two very important elements. The character of the mother can be said to be strong and persevering, and along with her age and experience came her wisdom. At first her attitude toward her daughter seemed more of resigned and regretful, but as Emily grew up and became a beautiful and talented young women, the mother knows to let her be and leave her to live her own life. The character of ...
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Third Time Is A Charm - 959 words
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Hurston is narrated in the eyes of a black woman named Janie. Janie was brought up in the age when blacks where free, but she was still under a social law inherited from her family which kept her bound. Janies grandmother and her first two husbands suppress her into a cocoon and it was not until she met her third husband Tea Cake, that she was able to break free and fly away like a butterfly. Janies grandmother had lived in the time of slavery, raising her under strict customs, in which men and women were not equal. Under her grandmothers guidance, Janie was required to marry solely based on a custom that is dependent on a man to provide for the woman. A ...
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Lewis Carroll - 1,076 words
... mages, Alice in Wonderland, at once views the adult world on a childs level, questions the authority of adults and of royalty, and mocks commonly held prejudices of its day (Kelly 215). Obviously, Carrolls writing is completely fantastic nonsense. Throughout Alice in Wonderland, there are thousands of references to a bizarre fantasy-land. Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet ground in her life: it was all ridges and furrows: the croquet balls were live hedgehogs, and the mallets live flamingoes, and the soldiers had to double themselves up and stand on their hands and feet, to make the arches. . . The players all played at once, without waiting for turns, quarreling al ...
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Abu Hasan - 1,120 words
In the city of Aceh in what is now known as the island of Sumatera, Indonesia there was an ambitious and vain man named Abu Hasan who worked hard to become a wealthy and important businessman. However the one thing that continued to elude him was to gain fame and importance in Unfortunately Abu Hasans wife was not what you would call a social butterfly and in her husbands eyes was the reason for him not gaining his expected place in society. "I divorce you. I divorce you. I divorce you. " Abu Hasan invoked the Islamic law of divorce and unfeelingly rid himself of his social albatross. Friends and family immediately paraded prospective brides in front of the rich mans door. However none of th ...
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The Time Machine - 1,400 words
the novel The Time Machine, H.G. Wells shows the reader a pessimistic glimpse of what he perceives to be the future of the industrial world. The way the writer tells the story, he tries to get the reader to believe what he believes in the fourth dimension, the time machine, and his pessimistic future. For the writer of fantastic stories to help the reader play the game properly, he must help him in every possible unobtrusive way to domesticate the impossible hypothesis. He must trick him into an unwary concession to some plausible assumption and get on with his story while the illusion holds. This is exactly Wells technique in The Time Machine .(Hillegas p. 200) The Time Machine was mostly b ...
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Rorsach Inkblot Test - 498 words
The Rorschach inkblot test is a psychological projective test of personality in which a subjects interpretations of ten standard abstract designs are analyzed as measure of emotional and intellectual functioning and integration. The test was named after Hermann Rorschach a Swiss psychiatrist who lived from 1884-1922. He developed the inkblots, but he did not use them for personality analysis. In 1921 the very first edition of the Rorschach inkblot test, was published by Ernest Bircher. The test appeared under the name of Psychodiagnostik. Hans Huber was an employee with Ernest Bircher and it turned out that Dr. Rorschach and Hans Huber spent many sessions together perfecting the construction ...
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Origami - 549 words
Origami (pronounced or-i-GA-me) is the Japanese art of paperfolding. "Ori" is the Japanese word for folding and "kami" is the Japanese word for paper. That is how origami got its name. However, origami did not start in Japan. It began in China in the first or second century and then spread to Japan sometime during the sixth century. At first, there was very little paper available so only the rich could afford to do paperfolding. The Japanese found useful purposes for their origami. For example, the Samurai (sa-MURE-ay) would exchange gifts with a form known as a noshi (NO-shee). This was a paper folded with a strip of dried fish or meat. It was considered a good luck token. Also, the Shinto ...
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Mesomorphosis Revisited - 807 words
Despite appearances which may seem to promote a sense of comedy, Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis actually contains an enormous quantity of symbolism, which serves to underscore several literal events which may have taken place in said story. Within the novella, many literary techniques are employed in order to contribute to the depth of the story line, with symbolism being the most prevalent, though not the sole method. These other literary tools are secondary in their nature, but they remain quite For example, a sense of Weltschmertz ("world pain") can be felt by the main character, Gregor Samsa, in part due to such imagery as "the overcast sky," the "rain drops," and "uneasy dreams." Ideas ...
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Lupus - 1,168 words
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease which causes inflammation of various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood and kidneys. The body's immune system normally makes proteins called antibodies to protect the body against viruses, bacteria and other foreign materials. These foreign materials are called ANTIGENS. In an autoimmune disorder such as Lupus, the immune system loses its ability to tell the difference between foreign substances (antigens) and its own cells and tissues. The immune system then makes antibodies directed against "self." These antibodies, called "auto-antibodies" react with the "self" antigens to form immune complexes. The immune complexes build up in the ...
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Lupus - 1,084 words
... leven criteria are closely related to the symptoms discussed above. Some patients suspected of having systemic lupus may never develop enough criteria for a definite diagnosis. Other patients accumulate enough criteria only after months or years of observation. When a person has four or more of these criteria, the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus is suggested. The eleven criteria used for diagnosing systemic lupus erythematosus are: malar (over the cheeks of the face) "butterfly" rash discoid skin rash: patchy redness that can cause scarring photosensitivity: skin rash in reaction to sunlight exposure mucus membrane ulcers: ulceration of the lining of the mouth, nose or throat a ...
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Life - 1,555 words
In the opening chapter of Julia Alvarez's second novel, a woman receives a caller in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. The visit is an awkward obligation, a meeting between a Dominican survivor of the Trujillo regime and a younger Dominican-American woman who wants to know more about Las Mariposas the Butterflies as they are known in the history of the country. The visitor has come to research the famous Mirabel sisters Patria, Minerva, and Mara Teresa. These three young woman were killed in 1960, victims of Trujillo's oppression and an "accident" that was actually their brutal murder at the hands of the dictator's thugs. Three decades later, it is the surviving Mirabel sister, Dede ...
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