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  • The Jacket - 681 words
    The Jacket In "The JacketGary Soto uses symbolism to reflect on the characterization and development of the narrarator. Soto seems to focus mainly on a jacket, which has several meanings throughout the story. The jacket is used as a symbol to portray poverty, the narrarators insecurity, and the narrarator's form of self-destruction. Since the story uses a certain object, the Jacket, as the meaning of several issues, it primarily focuses on the narrarator's poverty-stricken family. First of all, an example of the poverty is demonstrated when the narrarator complains that the jacket "was so ugly and big that I knew I'd have to wear it a long time"(paragraph 3). It is clear that his lack of mon ...
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  • A Cry In The Night - 1,353 words
    ... his little cabin in the woods. No- one besides him was aloud there, and nobody but him and his mother had ever been there. He told Jen it was his special place to be at peace and where he felt he could work his best. Jen understood this, thinking nothing really of it. Until, Erich started to leave for days at a time. This really worried Jen, she also missed her husband. They had only been married such a short while, she just could not understand why all of this stuff was happening. When she went on a walk one day she stumbled upon something. It was a graveyard. It was the Kruegar Family Graveyard. Opening the fence she entered the little space and looked around. She scanned all the grav ...
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  • A Portrait Of A Young Man - 765 words
    A Portrait Of A Young Man A Portrait of a Young Man. 2 Portrait of a Young Man was painted by Angolo Bronzino between the years of 1503-1572. The portrait is 37 5/8 by 29 inches and is an oil on wood( Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999). I picked this painting because of the self assurance, at first glance, of the young man that is depicted. This appealed to me because it reflected my own attitude. After studying the portrait for a considerable amount of time I began to see possible sadness or self-doubt in the young mans face that betrays his powerful stance. I felt a connection to the young man, knowing all too well what it was like to present a powerful outside image while knowing there wa ...
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  • A Short Story With A Flash Back - 2,027 words
    A Short Story With A Flash Back SHORT STORY Come on Gramps, you old steam train! Yelled a voice. Calm down you rat-bag, Im old you know replied another from within the brush. A head popped out, slightly wind-beaten and worn, where ya to? he asked. There was a small rustling to the right of him, Not tellin! the voice yelled again. I got better hearin than you may think, me laddy. I know where yer too Danny! said the old man sneakily as he gently eased himself from some brambles. There was a short silence of anticipation until finally a small boy of around 7 years old came darting out of the bushes, ha, ha, but you still cant catch me! Yer right there! muttered the old man to himself. You dont ...
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  • Achilles - 1,660 words
    ... ating me out of my company. said Oswald complacently. Did he do something illegal? You mean in stealing Trojan from me? The doctor nodded. Not really, but it's not the sort of thing one does to one's friends. I mean he knew that I wanted the takeover, and that this company was the target I had chosen over five years ago. I had just been biding my time until an opportunity presented itself; and when it did, he was right there to take advantage of things I had told him as a friend . . . confidential things. Mr. Reussi, I have heard nearly enough, the doctor said, putting down his notebook, but there is one more thing that I need to know. If Mr. Atreides had not done what he did in the Troj ...
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  • Achilles Anophtheis Achilles Revisited - 1,652 words
    ... said Oswald complacently. "Did he do something illegal?" "You mean in stealing Trojan from me?" The doctor nodded. "Not really, but it's not the sort of thing one does to one's friends. I mean he knew that I wanted the takeover, and that this company was the target I had chosen over five years ago. I had just been biding my time until an opportunity presented itself; and when it did, he was right there to take advantage of things I had told him as a friend . . . confidential things." "Mr. Reussi, I have heard nearly enough," the doctor said, putting down his notebook, "but there is one more thing that I need to know. If Mr. Atreides had not done what he did in the Trojan takeover, would ...
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  • Achilles Anophtheis Achilles Revisited - 1,652 words
    ... said Oswald complacently. "Did he do something illegal?" "You mean in stealing Trojan from me?" The doctor nodded. "Not really, but it's not the sort of thing one does to one's friends. I mean he knew that I wanted the takeover, and that this company was the target I had chosen over five years ago. I had just been biding my time until an opportunity presented itself; and when it did, he was right there to take advantage of things I had told him as a friend . . . confidential things." "Mr. Reussi, I have heard nearly enough," the doctor said, putting down his notebook, "but there is one more thing that I need to know. If Mr. Atreides had not done what he did in the Trojan takeover, would ...
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  • Adolescent Behavior In School - 1,601 words
    Adolescent Behavior In School Middle School is a large school and has students attending from six Putnam County towns and two Dutchess County towns. On the average, the graduating class has close to 500 students and the typical class has 32 students attending. The school has two cafeterias in order to accommodate it's large student population, one cafeteria to provide for fifth and sixth graders, and another for seventh and eighth graders. Interesting enough, the different classes do not attend lunch together, in other words, seventh and eighth graders do not attend lunch together nor fifth and sixth graders. Again I assume this is strictly do to the large population of this school. I entere ...
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  • American Dream - 1,162 words
    American Dream The American Dream What is the American Dream? Is it fame? Is it fortune? President Franklin Roosevelt explained the American Dream as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. (AAC) I think that the American Dream is different for everyone. It is simply the urge for a better life. The American Dream is still valid but is totally different from what it used to be. For the early immigrants the American Dream was a better life not with material goods, but by freedom. Freedom to worship whoever they want. Freedom to say whatever they want without fear of being arrested or shot. (AAC) This Dream stayed with America untill the 1900's. That's ...
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  • Americas Tv Role Model - 1,971 words
    Americas Tv Role Model Americas TV Role Model What America needs is a family like The Waltons, not families like The Simpsons - at least according to President George Bush. A strange remark, given that one does not normally expect the President of the United States to pass judgments on television dramas like The Waltons, let along cartoon shows like The Simpsons. The producers of The Simpsons were quick to respond, by making Bart Simpson remark that the Simpson family was really just like the Waltons family - waiting for the end of the depression. The Waltons were an imaginary rural family waiting for the 30s depression to end, while The Simpsons are a postmodern family of today. Both belong ...
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  • An Alternate China - 1,200 words
    An Alternate China History 315 AN ALTERNATE CHINA The obituaries that marked Deng Xiaoping's death on February 19, 1999 were extremely outspoken in their praise of the economic reforms he had unleashed on China. However, while getting rich has been glorious for many Chinese, a much larger number, although enjoying some of the reform's benefits live a less capital existence. We must start back a few years for a proper analysis. On June 4, 1989, there was a massacre that took place in Tinanmen Square in Beijing. It was a military suppression of students and others of a democracy movement. This happened under the Deng regime. Many foreign observers were in agreement that dire economic consequen ...
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  • Analyzing Persian Gulf Crisis Between Iraq And Kuwait - 508 words
    Analyzing Persian Gulf Crisis Between Iraq And Kuwait In analyzing the Persian Gulf Crisis originally between Iraq and Kuwait, one must first understand the factors that contributed to the conflict. In 1980, Iraq carried out a major air and land attack on Iran. For eight years, the Iran-Iraq War grew more intense, until the U.S. "accidentally" downed an Iranian plane, killing 290 passengers. Three factors contributed to this war: (1) territorial dispute, (2) religious disputes between Islamic moderates and fundamentalists, and more importantly, (3) a personality conflict (also known as ego-mania) between Saddam Hussein, Iraq's president, and Ayatollah Khomein, the leader of Iran. During this ...
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  • Anne Frank - 863 words
    Anne Frank The Franks were your general German family and Anne was your general German girl. This family of four lived in Germany, Mr. Frank was an average business man, Mrs. Frank was an average mother and Margot and Anne were average students. The one thing that made them different in the eyes of Hitler, was the fact that they were Jewish. Once Hitler rose to power, the Franks fled to Holland, where the hoped to be safe from the Jewish-blood thirsty Nazis, they went on with their normal lives, until once again Hitler took over. This caused the Franks to flee again, only this time they would be in hiding. A plan was devised; the Franks would stay in an abandoned section of the Kraler office ...
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  • Battle Of San Jacinto - 1,778 words
    ... lamo, and so had his brother-in-law, Thomas J. Jackson. Curtis clubbed his rifle and went tearing through the gap in the breastworks, breaking skulls to right and left. Colonel John Wharton tried to stop the slaughter. He saw Jimmie Curtis threatening a Mexican officer with a Bowie knife(Hoyt )158. The colonel hoisted a Mexican officer up behind him on his horse. Men, this Mexican is mine. Jimmie Curtis took aim and blasted the Mexican off the back of the horse, turned and walked away. Other soldiers had lost relatives in the Goliad Massacre and they now got back some of their own, slashing, bashing, and shooting every Mexican they encountered(Hoyt )158. Colonel Delgado observed General ...
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  • Beijing Opera - 1,962 words
    Beijing Opera Beijing opera is a national treasure of China with a history of 200 years. In the 55th year of the Qing Dynasty (1790), the four big Huiban opera entered the capital and combined with Kunqu opera, Yiyang opera, Hanju opera and Luantan in Beijing. Through a period of more than 50 years of combination and integration of various kinds of opera there evolved the present Beijing opera. Beijing opera is a combination of stylized action, singing, dialogues, acrobatic fighting and dancing to represent a story or depict different characters and their feelings of anger, sorrow, happiness, surprise, fear and sadness. In Beijing opera there are four main types of roles: sheng (male) dan (y ...
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  • Belly - 1,158 words
    Belly The motion picture Belly explores the ghetto and the characters that live in this dark and obscure world of violence and criminal behavior. Tommy or Bunz, and Sincere, who both live in New York, have differing views of criminal life. Bunz lives a mixed up, drug-run lifestyle, while Sincere aspires to be a law-abiding family man. To help the audience get the full effect of evilness portrayed by the character, the scenes are very dark and gloomy. There are, however, lighter scenes in which the good heart of one man is represented. The lighting in Belly helps with the characterization within the movie. One character is shown as a dark figure, and one as an almost holy figure, plus disillu ...
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  • Belove Analysis - 1,585 words
    Belove Analysis Beloved. Who or what is Beloved? Many people think that Beloved is the Devil or a savior. Others just take her at face value as Sethe's dead child come back to haunt her. I believe that all of these ideas come close to her identity, but they are still not completely right. This is not a story about good or evil, but rather a story about facing your own past. Beloved is simply a physical manifestation of Sethe's guilty conscience. Sethe's desire to save her children from slavery was stronger than her humanity, and as a result she brutally murdered her baby, and buried it under the headstone "Beloved." Sethe chose to have this engraved on the tomb, because this was the "word sh ...
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  • Better Education With School Uniforms - 583 words
    Better Education With School Uniforms Better Education with School Uniforms The use of uniforms in public schools is an interesting and controversial topic. It is believed that uniforms help decrease violence, maintain discipline in the schools, and enhance the students performance. I had the opportunity to talk with several teachers and hear their different points of view regarding the use of school uniforms; I also asked some parents for their point of view. The majority of parents and teachers agree that uniforms would greatly contribute to the solution. Ana Linder, a teacher at the alternative school, Skill Center in Norfolk, has more than twenty students in her class. These students hav ...
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  • Biographical Narrative Based On The Video 8216fatal Game - 787 words
    Biographical Narrative Based On The Video 'Fatal Game' Arising lethargic and groggy after their sleepless night at camp six, Mark Whetu and Mike Rheinberger were slow to dress, melt ice, and get out of the tent at three o'clock in the morning. They should have left at one at the latest but the wind was too gusty. Unfortunately, by the time they loaded their backpacks, strapped on their crampons and were ready to leave, it was three thirty. Mark, an experienced climber knew they wouldn't summit before one p.m. but he had only been hired as a guide for Rheinberger, who, after seven tries at Mount Everest had still not been able to summit. For Rheinberger, descent was totally unacceptable. Too ...
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  • Clipper Ships - 288 words
    Clipper Ships Clipper ships were extremely fast sailing ships developed primarily by the United States between the 1830's and 1860's. Clippers' did not have a final definition written in stone, but did share certain characteristics such as a sharp hull (designed for speed, not for cargo capacity) and a heavy and lofty square rig. The origin of the clipper is debatable. Some believe that it was descended from the French frigate of the late 1700's. Other's believe that it originated from the early Baltimore clipper's. It is highly probable that it was designed by many ship builders who combined their experience. The first American clippers like the Rainbow and the Sea Witch, were built in New ...
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