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  • American Beauty - 1,640 words
    American Beauty The Color Red The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul. George Sand hit the nail right on the head when he said this in 1872. Appearance versus reality has been a central theme in many American creative works including the film American Beauty. American Beauty is a film that delves into your typical, middle-class suburban American home and slowly uncovers all of the abnormalities that lie within. The family is portrayed as normal but as the films tag line suggests look closer then it is possible to fully understand the implications that takes place in this seemingly happy home. The film is ...
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  • American Dominance By Kesey - 1,009 words
    ... g of the river, and makes his life frustrating and challenging. Throughout the book, the river is always Hank's potential enemy. He is constantly checking the bank to see how much the water had risen. "...Hank was worried that the boats might be swept loose from their moorings, as they had been last year,...Before going to bed, he put on rubber boots over his pajamas and pulled on a poncho and went out with a lantern to check....Hank noted the water's height on the marker at the dock--black water swirling at the number five; five feet, then, above the normal high tide mark..." (105-106) Hank is constantly haunted by paranoia about the river rising and destroying his belongings. This is h ...
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  • American Dominance By Kesey - 1,009 words
    ... g of the river, and makes his life frustrating and challenging. Throughout the book, the river is always Hank's potential enemy. He is constantly checking the bank to see how much the water had risen. "...Hank was worried that the boats might be swept loose from their moorings, as they had been last year,...Before going to bed, he put on rubber boots over his pajamas and pulled on a poncho and went out with a lantern to check....Hank noted the water's height on the marker at the dock--black water swirling at the number five; five feet, then, above the normal high tide mark..." (105-106) Hank is constantly haunted by paranoia about the river rising and destroying his belongings. This is h ...
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  • American Dominance In Works By Ken Kesey - 1,009 words
    ... flooding of the river, and makes his life frustrating and challenging. Throughout the book, the river is always Hank's potential enemy. He is constantly checking the bank to see how much the water had risen. ...Hank was worried that the boats might be swept loose from their moorings, as they had been last year,...Before going to bed, he put on rubber boots over his pajamas and pulled on a poncho and went out with a lantern to check....Hank noted the water's height on the marker at the dock--black water swirling at the number five; five feet, then, above the normal high tide mark... (105-106) Hank is constantly haunted by paranoia about the river rising and destroying his belongings. Thi ...
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  • Bring On The Cheesecake - 1,408 words
    Bring On The Cheesecake I AM ... beautiful. As you are beautiful, as he is beautiful, as all of us, even our enemies, are beautiful. And yet, most of us spend a good portion of our everyday lives looking in the mirror, critiquing ourselves, pointing out problem areas, and generally going ugh. We compare ourselves to Kate Moss, Ricky Martin, Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, and Brittney Spears, all of whom in our eyes exemplify the ultimate in beauty, sensuality, and ... airbrushing. Yes, airbrushing, that oh-so-handy technique employed by magazines worldwide to make the attractive look perfect. Perfect? You call Kate Moss perfect? Every time I see her picture, I just want to force-feed her a huge p ...
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  • Bushs Claim To The Presidency - 1,706 words
    Bush's Claim To The Presidency Today's leading news stories range from sports to overseas affairs, and from these Americans must decide what is important to our nation. Governor George W. Bush tries to make this decision a little easier in his announcement of candidacy on June 12, 1999 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Like most candidates in an election, Bush's main purpose is to present his ideas to a large audience and convince them that he is the man that can change the presidency. Governor Bush offers his opinion on free trade, our current military power, and drawing a moral line in politics. Bush speaks elegantly to his intended audience, which consists of his loyal supporters and those intereste ...
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  • Craving Perfection - 1,085 words
    Craving Perfection Craving Perfection Nobody knew, I would eat enough for four, go to the washroom after every meal, or starve for three days straight. For ten years, nobody knew I had a problem with foodI fooled everybody. Nobody knew, not even me, that my eating disorder was never about food, I had been feeding myself love, safety, security and strength. I could conquer the world, be anybody, d anything when I was eating. When I felt I was loosing control of my eating, I starved and immediately, I regained control. This statement comes from Sheila Mather, author of Leaving Food Behind. In this autobiographical book she discusses her long battle with eating disorders. Eating disorders affe ...
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  • Diver And Great Gatsby - 2,640 words
    ... oward death. Gatsby places absolute importance on his love and possible relationship with Daisy. Although Diver never really seems to express the same obvious undying love for Nicole that Gatsby appears to feel for Daisy, his demise also begins with the breaking down of his already dysfunctional relationship. In the way that Gatsby had created Daisy in his mind, Dick created Nicole as her psychologist, and he delights in her progress. However, she is his creation, and the signs that he is losing control of his creation help send him spiralling downward. The stronger Nicole grows, the less she needs Dick, and eventually she leaves. Although this seems negative, the Divers relationship was ...
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  • Eric Glave 266 Words - 1,669 words
    Eric Glave 266 Words ECO 2013 "Death of Outrage" By William J. Bennet William J. Bennett, secretary of education and chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities under President Reagan captured the public imagination with the best-selling Book of Virtues, a compendium of other people's writing that had something to teach about morality. In his new book, Bennett advances his own credo of right and wrong, and it is far less compelling. It is a slim book with a correspondingly slim premise: that the American public's failure to be outraged at President Clinton's lies about his private life is evidence of our moral and intellectual disarmament. The book has six brief chapters with the gran ...
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  • Multiculturalism In Canada - 1,753 words
    ... ghts and Freedoms (1982). (Blackman 1993:144) Because the C.M.A. is so enmeshed in the legislation of Canada its value is felt all throughout the country. There are over one-hundred and twenty organizations and groups involved in the C.M.A. from "Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada" to the "Western Grain Transport Office". Another reason why the Act is such a part of Canada is, in 1994 and 1995, many small institutions and businesses: Stated support for the policy and its objectives, Distributed a statement on multiculturalism to the staff, Consulted with representatives of ethnocultural and visible minority groups, Encouraged members of ethnocultural and visible minority groups to apply fo ...
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  • Portrait Of A Lady - 1,749 words
    ... or of judgment concerning Osmond's character- that though she had married in freedom, she had not married freedom- all her strength and sense of dignity come to her, as the cherished ideal of freedom as opposed to her husband's strict conformity to standard traditions. "Osmond was fond of the old, the consecrated, the transmitted; so was she, but she pretended to do what she chose with it" (James 558). The belief that she is free, has always been, and still is, in spite of the rigid system that Osmond wants to force on her. She made a mistake, she knows, in marrying Osmond; but she believes she had been free to make it. A certain point comes in the novel, where everything changes for Isa ...
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  • The 8th Amendment Talks About Freedom Of Speech And Freedom Of Living Life It Is Not True For Everyone To Live Hisher Life By - 1,595 words
    The 8th Amendment talks about freedom of speech and freedom of living life. It is not true for everyone to live his/her life by his/her choice. When one ask someone, he/she will tell that they are in favor of equal rights for homosexuals. They will all say that gay should have the same rights in housing, jobs, and public accommodations and they should have equal access to government benefits and equal protection of the law. When someone ask them about gay marriage, all this talk of equality stops dead cold. Nearly three people in four in the U.S. oppose gay marriage, almost the same proportion as are otherwise supportive of gay rights. Additionally, many people continue to believe that homos ...
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  • The Great Gatsby - 1,051 words
    The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has been celebrated as one of the greatest, if not the greatest American novel. Yet this is ironic for the society which has so hailed the book is precisely that which is criticized throughout it. Politically, the American dream was a foundation of ideals and hopes for any and every American individual. Specifically, one of the ideals was an American dream free of class distinction; that every person has the opportunity to be whomever they hope to be. In a sort of Cinderella-like fashion, it is in essence an ideal of social mobility and freedom. The social reality, however, is far more cruel. Because of the harsh truth of social Amer ...
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  • Thomas Jefferson - 688 words
    Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson and the American Ideal Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He was from Virginia and was one of the youngest men in Congress. He had only recently become involved in politics. John Adams, the delegate from Massachusetts, had years of experience. Jefferson thought it was only logical that the task of writing this important document should fall to the older, more experienced statesman. Adam's wanted Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independence, but Jefferson did not want to do it because he thought it would be too hard and it would take a lot of thinking. Jefferson was a writer, inventor, a statesman, and an arc ...
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  • Thomas Jefferson On Slavery - 1,141 words
    ... . In 1776, Jefferson proposed a bill to end slave trading. In 1778 Virginia adopted it as law. In a biography written about Jefferson, it stated that, "The may session of the 1778 also, notwithstanding the exigencies of the war, was distinguished by a civil transaction which in intimately connected with the reputation of Mr. Jefferson and the honor of our country, namely the abolition of slave trade "(Coates). This bill proposed stern penalties for the introduction of any slaves into Virginia and provided for the immediate release of any that were brought in illegally. Virginia led by example and was followed by Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. "In 1794 congres ...
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  • Us Foreign Policy In Vietnam - 1,777 words
    ... auma of Vietnam. A "No more Vietnams" psychology sprung up all over the country. Lewy commented that American turn to isolationism in hope that such an disaster will never happen again. Lewy stated that the "United States cannot and should not be the worlds policeman." (490) The result for taking up a moral burden such as Vietnam only results in the severe casualties. Despite what the American ideal for democracy, Lewy concluded, we can not support and change the world. "The Statesman cannot be a saint" (491) as the Korean Conflict and Vietnam conflict had shown to the American people. The American idealism changed significantly because of the impact of Vietnam war. Lewy ended his essay ...
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  • Us Slavery - 1,865 words
    US Slavery US Slavery When slavery was first practiced in the Americas during the early colonial period, it was purely for economic use. The use of slaves in sugar, tabbaco, and cotton plantations brought a great deal of profit and thus slavery was implemented into the whole system where there was harsh agriculture. These regions were located within the equator, where the climate was warm and apt for agriculture. However, as time past industrialization started influenzing the non-agricultural regions of Americas. Hence, two distinct types of economies emerged as well as the consequent friction between the two. Those who remained dependent on agriculture needed slavery as an economic factor; ...
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