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  • American Beauty - 1,044 words
    ... oblems, so he denied his own sons existence. When Ricky returns from his hiatus from society, he realizes that to live freely he must create a faade too and use it against his father. Ricky creates a fake reality for his father. The jobs that Ricky supposedly holds he uses to pull in front of his fathers eyes. Ricky Fitts uses his fathers weakness against his own father. With his father tricked into believing that he is disciplined and structured, Ricky can do what ever he wants. Ricky defies the rigid dictating of his father by subversively using an illusion for his own ends. Ricky uses these ends to live his life however he pleases. Ricky accepts everything for what it is; he does not ...
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  • College Enivornment - 1,488 words
    College Enivornment Table of Contents Introduction Page 1 The Freshmen Fifteen Page 2 Dining Hall Menus Page 2 Vegetarians Page 3 Eating Disorders Page 3 Causes of Anorexia Nervosa Page 5 Personal Hygiene Page 6 Illnesses Page 6 Mononucleosis Page 7 STDs Page 8 HIV virus Page 9 On Campus Health Services Page 9 Introduction When one goes away to college, their life changes dramatically. They are forced to make changes in their own lives in order to adapt to college life. When one is in high school and living at home, their eating habits and personal hygiene practices are for the most part controlled by their parents. They are told what to eat and when to eat it. They are told to keep their ro ...
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  • Cosmetic Surgery - 1,893 words
    Cosmetic Surgery Nobody knows about cosmetic surgery better than Edward Mondeck and his two children, ages 9 and 11. Rosemarie Mondeck, 39, decided to have a bit of tummy fat removed after having two kids. She let the doctors use a new procedure called tumescent liposuction. The patients are primed prior to surgery by injecting large amounts of diluted local anesthetic and epinephrine, drugs that shrink capillaries. They reduce bleeding and make it easier to suck fat out according to doctors. After the drugs were injected, Rosemarie went into cardiac arrest and died. "All she had was a fatty area above her bellybutton," states Edward. Look at what can happen. This goes to show you that cosme ...
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  • Fahrenheit 451 - 764 words
    Fahrenheit 451 John F. Kennedy once said, Conformity is jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. This quote relates directly to the novel Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. According to this statement, when a person is told how to live their own lives they often forget to make their own decisions, and they are no longer their own person. Conformity is following all commands and laws regardless of one's own beliefs. In the story, Guy Montag followed the rules set forth by the government, never second-guessing them. He never once thought of what these regulations really meant, or what the effects of his actions were. He never really experienced freedom. This quote expresses the changes that he ...
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  • Fredrick Douglass - 1,016 words
    ... . Thus the desire for freedom was exited by his understanding of the whole and its functions. When Douglass was a plantation slave, he knew little of these facts and thus had no desire to escape, but as Douglass was gaining intellect he was breaking the chains of his enslavement. Along the way to gaining intellect, Douglass faced many obstacles, many of which were brought about by slaveholders, which brought him to his deepest despair in life. Mr. Covey is an excellent example of a slaveholder who would do everything in his power to prevent his slaves from thinking of freedom. His method was to work his slaves so hard that their spirit and aspirations were detached from them, seeming mor ...
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  • Importance Of Sex Education - 649 words
    Importance of Sex Education Let American Consumer Counseling Help you Get Out of Debt! Importance of Sex Education "HIGH SCHOOLS MUST PROVIDE YOUNG PEOPLE WITH ADEQUATE SEX EDUCATION BECAUSE IGNORANCE CAN BE HARMFUL" The largest gulf of understanding still remains between the parents and the youth especially in the area of sexuality. Sex is a natural part of life, and when questions arise, they can be discussed in a matured way without condoning certain behavior. Relying to that, we realize that sex education is important to be inserted in a person's life. Therefore, sex education in high schools is very necessary for youngsters to acquire information, form attitudes, beliefs and values abou ...
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  • In A Tale Of Two Cities Charles Dickens Created Two Of The Most Contrasting - 754 words
    In A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens created two of the most contrasting characters ever put into a book. One is the bloodthirsty Madame Defarge, and the other is the self-abnegating Sydney Carton. Madame Defarge is a peasant who seeks revenge on all aristocrats who cross her path. Sydney Carton is a man who is willing to do anything for the love of his life. While the actions of these two characters clearly show their differences, what drives each character is quite similar. From Madame Defarges actions, it is clear that she is the evil antagonist in the novel. She is as evil as she is because when she was younger the Evremonde brothers killed her whole family. Now the purpose of her lif ...
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  • Is Ritalin The Answer To Ad H D - 774 words
    Is Ritalin The Answer To Ad (H) D? Is Ritalin the Answer to AD (H) D? The tousled brown hair that weaves so mischievously around his head may hint at the way he feels inside. He is seven-years-old and has already had to repeat a grade. He has an imagination that puts others to shame, but nothing seems to hold his attention for more than five minutes. He was recently diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or what we call AD (H) D. This scene is all too familiar for individuals who discover that they, too, have this learning disorder as they progress from elementary school to college. In today's society we want a quick fix to remedy our problems. Therefore doctors are prescri ...
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  • Late Adulthood And Depression - 1,716 words
    Late Adulthood And Depression Late Adulthood and Depression Late adulthood should be a time in a person's life where they feel fulfilled. They can look back on their memories and be happy with the way they have lived their life. Now, too many elderly people are not satisfied and look at this stage as depressing. Most fear death of either a loved one or for themselves. This topic is interesting to me because elderly people should make the best of their last stage of life. This topic discusses about getting older, the life changes that they go through physically, emotionally, and mentally. We should know more about it so that we can help our family and friends get through one of the best, yet ...
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  • Love And Hate - 1,257 words
    Love And Hate Sarah Leslie 11-2-99 English I. Bibliographical information Hinton, S.E. That was Then, This is Now. New York, N.Y.: Dell Publishing Company, 1971 II. Setting This story was about 2 boys (Bryon and Mark). Bryon was the oldest. He was sixteen and Mark was 15. They both got into alot of trouble. They enjoyed fighting, and they were pool hustlers. Mark had moved in with Bryon and his mother when he was little. His parents had gotten into a fight and shot each other. III. Plot Structure I believe this story was a man versus himself, because all through the book Bryon was constantly changing. He and Mark started to grow apart. He started to fall in love with a girl. He also had to d ...
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  • Malcolm X - 1,865 words
    Malcolm X Malcolm X One of the most influential men of his time, not only with the black community, but also with other people of every community. His beliefs for many people are hard to understand and probably thought as if his beliefs are wrong, but until someone actually reads The Autobiography of Malcolm X, then people will not really understand the complexity of the man Malcolm X. His autobiography takes you on a tour of probably lots of black men of this time and shows all the hardships and struggles that they had to go through. Showing the misleading teachings of the honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, and how Malcolm learns the real truth of his religion. All should st ...
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  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - 1,780 words
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Are you the type of person who has a phobia of germs, dirt, or contaminated bodily fluids? Is the only way to feel safe and pure is for you to cleanse yourself countless times a day? Or maybe you`re the type of person who has to check things twice, three times or more. Perhaps you`re the type of person who has to do everything twice, or by a fixed number. Maybe you are the type of person who must have everything neatly placed, and if misplaced at all you throw a tantrum. If you are a person who happens to do any of these things then maybe you have OCD, the acronym for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (formerly known as obsessive neuro ...
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  • Shakespear - 478 words
    Shakespear That even our loves should with our fortune change; for tis a question left us yet to prove, whether love lead fortune or else fortune love. - Player king, act 3 scene 2 This excerpt from Shakespeare's Hamlet speaks a lot of truth. When I first attempted to interpret this quote i thought this was about how people treated you differently because of your finacial status. The more times I read it to myself, the words changed causing me endless confusion. Fortune is a word that has several meanings to me. The first being wealth, in this case would make sense. The more money you have the more people are willing to love you, but only true love comes when your love is the only thing you ...
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  • Stress - 1,816 words
    stress Psychological stress is a result of many factors and should be dealt with very carefully. Stress can be defined as a set of interactions between the person and the environment that result in an unpleasant emotional state, such as anxiety, tension, guilt, or shame (swin pg 1). Another way of putting it, is that there are somethings that put certain demands on us. The effects of stress should not be limited to unpleasant emotional states. Many studies have concluded that the effects on our physical health from stress can be extremely detrimental. These adverse physical effects include heart disease and formations of cancer. There are also some societal issues that psychological stress c ...
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  • Teenage Parents - 2,261 words
    ... zed why the relationship did not work. Active-behavioral strategies are coping responses in which individual take some type of action to improve their problem situation. For example, a couples problem might get some help from the other people, like a counselor. Avoidance coping strategies are responses that individuals use to keep stressful circumstances out of awareness so they do not have to deal with them. Everything we know about coping suggests that avoidance strategies can be extremely harmful to individuals adjustments when they are used for more than a brief relief from experiencing stress. For example, of having a marital problems, an avoidance strategy is to simply do nothing a ...
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  • The Boisphere - 576 words
    The Boisphere The Biosphere: The biosphere is part of the earth in which life exists. It is 20 km thick from the bottom of the ocean to the lower atmosphere. It consists of three layers: the lithosphere, which is the land on the surface of the earth; the hydrosphere, which comprises of the water on the earth as well as water vapor in the air; and the atmosphere, which is made up of the air that surrounds the earth. The living organisms in the biosphere interact and affect each other in many ways. This is called a biotic factor. Similarly, there are non-living elements that have an effect on living organisms, these are considered abiotic factors. Examples of abiotic factors are air, temperatu ...
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  • The Hobbit - 632 words
    The Hobbit The Hobbit As the book, The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien begins to conclude, Thorin Oakenshield sees the goodness in Bilbo Baggins and apprehends the most significant parts of life. Since the beginning, Thorins principle objective is to become the King under the Mountain and to have all the gold and treasure. While Thorin is on his deathbed he tells Bilbo, "There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." Unlike the dwarfs, Bilbo cherishes friendship and merriment over gold and wealth. He shows this by placing his life ...
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  • The Secret Garden - 758 words
    The Secret Garden The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett takes place in a dreary Misselthwaite manor in England during the Victorian era. The protagonist is Mary Lennox a selfish and spoilt 11 year old. The other major characters are Master Colin Craven her sickly cousin, Dickon Sowerby the animal charmer, Master Archibald Craven her reclusive uncle, Martha Sowerby a hearty housekeeper, a dour gardener, a cheerful robin and the secret garden. The tone is melodramatic and is told in the third person omniscient. The message about life to be learned from the story is that its never too late to change, no matter how terrible, you can make the be ...
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  • There Are Many Different Life Forms On Earth New Species And Different Sub Species Are Evolving Every Second As Others Die Ou - 1,229 words
    There are many different life forms on earth. New species and different sub species are evolving every second as others die out. In order to explain the origin of life, people have used the bible story of creation, while others came up with their own theories. Out of all those theories, the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin seems to have the most supporting evidence to back it up. Evidence on earth suggests that single cell creatures are the ancestors of all life. These organisms slowly evolved into air breathing creatures when oxygen was created. Slowly, the as land dried up, these creatures moved away from the water and on to land where they evolved legs and a strong back bone. The the ...
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  • Thoughts On A Persona Papera Promise - 517 words
    Thoughts On A Person/A Paper/A Promise A Person/A Paper/A Promise is by far my favorite poem. It may not be the best poem ever written, but it expresses feelings and situations that I, as a human being and especially as a teenager, can relate to very deeply. The author describes a series of situations in the life of a person that resemble our own experiences or those of people we know. He manages to create a deeply affecting and poignant mood and compassionate, sympathetic feelings in the readers. The poem is divided into four stanzas, each of which narrates an episode in a boy's life. In each of the stanzas, the events and the people revolving around them are described, and in the following ...
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