Wyatt Earp Doc Holliday
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Millions Of People People Around The World
1,338 wordsDay by day cyberspace is becoming a more intricate part of our society. As it does, we rely on it more to manage finances, research, and to communicate. Communication in cyberspace has developed a new community for people around the world. The ability to freely communicate with people around the world through a computer has raised many questions about the reality of cyberspace. Since it is a tool of communication that millions of people use every day to converse with friends, family, and busines...
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Brother Sam Is Dead Takes Place
546 wordsJames & Christopher Lincoln Collier Some of the major themes in this book were that Tim and his family has to survive through out this book. Another theme was to keep their store going and not to close it because that is where they make almost all of their money by selling those products. Finally, they had to keep Sam alive while he is in the army. The main characters in My Brother Sam Is Dead are Tim, Mother, Father, and Sam. There are many more characters in this book but I think those charact...
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Hard Boiled Crime Scene
1,390 wordsThroughout all of the time periods in American history, there have been many different incarnations of the hero with attitude. These heroes are the ones who refuse to take orders from others and abide by the laws of authority, choosing instead to get things done on their own terms. Such examples of this type of hero have been well defined through our countrys coming of age. During the pioneering days of settling the western territory, cowboys reigned supreme. These men ruled the old west with th...
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Jim Crow Laws Log Cabin
853 wordsWhat is a homesteader? Well, a homesteader was a person like you or me. They were not cowboys like many people say. Homesteaders left their homes for a specific reason. These reasons are looked at on page 3. But no matter what their reason, the main thing is they were leaving their homes. They went on a very long and hard journey, and many did not make it to their destination. Homesteaders were people who left their homes. They were people like you or me, not cowboys like movies make them out to...
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Civil War Federal Government
1,299 wordsIn the beginning moving West was the majority of the barriers and obstructions that the setters had to face. Indian attacks, blizzards, tornadoes, flash floods and just being ill prepared among and numerous other hard ships took many settlers lives and were tough to over come. The journey was across a uniform, dusty, wind-swept, treeless nothingness. The temperatures would very a lot between 110 and below freezing. Not to mention that there was no trees for shade or cover from the storms. In thi...
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Good Old Boys Wyatt And Billy Commune
1,144 wordsThe movie Easy Rider revolves around two bikers making a trip from Los Angeles to New Orleans, to attend Mardi Gras. The first scene in the film involves the two main characters selling a good amount of cocaine to a man in Rolls Royce. After the drug deal the bikers begin their journey to Mardi Gras, but not before one of them removes his watch and throws it on the ground. I found this indicative of his pursuit of freedom, because time serves only to constrain us. Once on the road you learn that...
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Five Or Six Hundreds Of Years
802 wordsIt is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian. James Baldwin The year would have been one in the late 1920 s when James Baldwin was aged five or six, yet 75 years on, and many years after his death, few things have changed for people of minority; and it is as simple as cowboys and Indians. Because of immaterial issues such as a persons name, how they look, talk and act, they are persecuted by those who fear the different, just as when wh...
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Rio De Janeiro Sao Paulo
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Jorge Luis Borges William Gibson
1,222 wordsFantasy paper/Science Fiction Perhaps no theme has so attracted the febrile imaginings of postmodern scholars as the creations - and the technological culture - of cyberpunk literature. Cyberpunk science fiction is the apotheosis of post-modernism, in one assessment, dystopian anticipation, in the lights of another, and the only art systematically dealing with the most crucial political, philosophical, moral, and cultural issues of our day, as envisioned by a third. (Schroeder, 331). For such fe...
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Assistant Coach Head Coach
1,530 wordsThough Barry Switzer s career may have not always been glamorous, it was always successful. Switzer grew up in Arkansas, but will always be connected with Oklahoma. He is one of the best coaches to ever coach college football, and reached a hundred wins faster than any other coach. Barry had a different style of coaching on and off the field. He has a College National Championship and a Super Bowl ring, which can t be said by many coaches. Due to his great success, he is still hailed by Sooner f...
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Cigarette Ads Cigarette Companies
916 wordsWhat are cigarette advertisements really selling you? When we look at cigarette advertising in today s society we see that it portrays smoking as a non-harmful addiction. If you spend some time looking through a magazine, I guarantee that you will stumble upon at least seven different cigarette ads from such popular companies as Camel to Marlboro. Each ad gives you a different perspective at each brands ideal image of cigarette smoking. Of course we all remember Joe Camel, the retired mascot for...
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Number One Crime Lowell Police Cop
535 wordsLowell Police My independent project was done on a whimsical basis. Its thanksgiving eve and my family and I are all gathered around watching football. The Redskins and Cowboys are all tied up, and my uncle is on the verge of having a nervous breakdown. A diehard Cowboys fan, who cant even remember when was the last time he didnt bet on a game. Mom and dad are still eating, while my aunt recites a thanksgiving song for all the uninvited guests. The door bell rings, and what do you know its the L...
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Native Americans Red Sox
1,049 wordsTake Me Out to the Ballgame? I awaited the day before the big game in nervous apprehension. Would the Red Sox be able to rebound from a 0 - 2 series deficit and advance to face the Yankees? They had already won two straight games and evened the series at 2 - 2. The next game would be the do or die situation. I stylishly dressed in all of my Red Sox apparel (even the lucky red socks) and prepared for an invigorating game. Mike from the third floor came down to the first floor lounge to watch the ...
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Nineteenth Century Gold Rush
1,357 wordsOne moment the California creek beds glimmered with gold; the next, the same creeks ran red with the blood of men and women defending their claims or ceding their bags of gold dust to bandits. The " West" was a ruthless territory during the nineteenth century. With more than enough gold dust to go around early in the Gold Rush, crime was rare, but as the stakes rose and the easily panned gold dwindled, robbery and murder became a part of life on the frontier. The " West" cons...
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National Academy Kansas City
575 wordsFrederic Remington was born on October 4 th 1861 to Seth and Clara Sackrider Remington in Canton, New York. During his time of birth in American history there were conflicts between the whites and the Indians over the plains. In August of 1873 Remington moves to Ogdensburg, New York. His father is appointed Collector of the Port. On September of 1875 he enrolls at Vermont Episcopal Institute, Burlington. He attends this institute for 3 years and this is where he discovered his talent and love fo...
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Real World Doesn T
923 wordsThe Real World In today s society the music industry bombards the public with songs containing various subject matter. Each song pertains to a different subject and each song has numerous meanings. All though every song means something diverse, we generalize and assume every style of music has to do with certain subjects. When we think of rap, we assume the song will have something to do with sex, drugs, gangs, and / or violence. When we think of country music, we automatically assume the song w...
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Contemporary Literary Criticism Larger Than Life
2,712 wordsMyth versus Realism in the Old West LONESOME DOVE While Larry McMurtry honors certain mythical features of the Old West, his epic, Lonesome Dove, is the quintessential representation of the realism of the Old West. By contrast, mythic representations of the Old West tend to look absurd and silly. Stories such as the one portrayed in the film True Grit appear to be ridiculous because of their one-dimensional presentation of characters, including women; their passive, utopian environments; and the...
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Contemporary Literary Criticism Personal Interview
2,790 words" Old West" LONESOME DOVE While Larry McMurtry honors certain mythical features of the " Old West, " his epic, Lonesome Dove, is the quintessential representation of the realism of the " Old West. " By contrast, mythic representations of the " Old West" tend to look absurd and silly. Stories such as the one portrayed in the film " True Grit" appear to be ridiculous because of their one-dimensional presentation of characters, including women; thei...
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Pay Tribute Taking Care
959 wordsLane Frost Lane Frost was a bull rider that had a talent for riding bulls and died doing what he loved. Lane died at the Cheyenne Frontier Days in a battle between a 511, 145 -lb. man and a 2000 lb. bull named Taking Care of Business. He rode bull the for eight seconds, then tried to get off of it but as he did the bull turned and hooked him. It broke his ribs which punctured a main artery. Because of this Lane Frost died at 1: 30 p. m. July 30, 1989 (Angier 1 - 76). The Movie Eight Seconds was ...
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