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- Alcohol - 1,242 words
Alcohol Sean Fleming Period 1 Mr. Schwartz Final Exam Alcohol The topic alcohol brings many things to mind. In my immediate family the only people that drink any type of alcohol are my mother and father. When my dad comes home from work he usually has a beer for a little relaxation and my mom has a glass of wine for dinner. I feel that they are moderate drinkers and I also feel that it sets a good example for my brother and I. If we hadn't gone over this topic in class I would never have known what type of drinkers they were. Now that I think of it I have one relative who has not always lived the good life. If I was writing this paper 8 years ago my aunt Ann would be drinking very heavily ri ...
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- American Sign Language - 1,671 words
American Sign Language In learning about the deaf culture I have taken on a new understanding about the people it includes. Through readings and the lessons, I have learned that being deaf has both its hardships and its blessings. The beauty of the language alone makes one want to learn all that he or she can about it. In this paper I will discuss the beauty of the language and the misconceptions the hearing world has about deafness. The deaf culture has often been labeled as the deaf- and- dumb culture. This is not only an insulting term it is also very inaccurate. Deaf people are just as intelligent as hearing people. In the early 1800's when ASL was first brought about in the United State ...
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- Arguement On The Provision Of Cable Television On College Campuses - 1,580 words
Arguement On The Provision Of Cable Television On College Campuses There is a Problem with Having Cable Television on College Campuses Eleven oclock on a Tuesday night, walking through the brightly lit halls, many doors wide open in a dormitory complex on the campus of Bowling Green State University, one can see that the only light that emerges from the open doors is the constantly changing illumination coming from television consoles. Passing from door to door, sounds such as sports cheers, gun shots, screams of people being slain, and moans of woman in ecstasy can be heard. Although many students have the time to watch the television, many of them dont. The televisions utter no words of ma ...
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- Autism - 4,335 words
... We start with an imagea tiny, golden child on hands and knees, circling round and round a spot on the floor in mysterious, self-absorbed delight. She does not look up, though she is smiling and laughing; she does not call our attention to the mysterious object of her pleasure. She does not see us at all. She and the spot are all there is, and though she is eighteen months old, an age for touching, tasting, pointing, pushing, exploring, she is doing none of these. She does not walk, or crawl up stairs, or pull herself to her feet to reach for objects. She doesnt want any objects. Instead, she circles her spot. Or she sits, a long chain in her hand, snaking it up and down, up and down, wat ...
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- Children With Emerald Eyes - 406 words
Children With Emerald Eyes My book Children With Emerald Eyes, is about many children, but focused around three children placed in an institution, due to schizophrenic and autistic conditions. These childrens names are Sara, Chaim, and Danny. The setting of this story is in an institute for the insane, schizophrenic, and autistic. Most of these children are orphans, or children, that have escaped from their county, and are trying to find refuge. I feel that their conflict is really, between themselves. I mean that the main problem is them. They, Danny, Sara, and Chaim are their own problem. They are trying to run from themselves, but they cant. In my book there were three different rising ac ...
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- Comparison Between The Red Room And The Farthing House - 1,200 words
Comparison between the Red Room and the Farthing House In the two stories that we have read each story explores the feeling of horror and fear. We are examining how each character in each story reacts to the ghost that they encounter. In each story the characters react very different to the different types of ghost that they meet. Wells story of the The Red Room boasts a young, very energetic and arrogant man who thinks that it Will take a very tangible ghost to scare him, but panics when confronted with occurrences which challenge his scientific hypothesis. On the other hand Hills story of the Farthing House reveals a timid yet experienced and mature woman who does not panic because she und ...
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- Essay On Flowers For Algernon - 751 words
Essay On Flowers For Algernon In this story, the intelligence of a mentally challenged man is greatly enhanced by neuro-surgical treatments. He forms an attachment with a mouse named Algernon who has already undergone this same treatment shortly before him. Charlie is asked to keep a dairy and the novel consists of his daily reports. As his intelligence grows Charlie becomes more aware of his status. He soon develops into a super genius and finds he is just as isolated and lonely (if not, more so) as he was before the treatment. I felt that I could see the characters develop before my eyes, especially the young Charlie who haunted the older Charlie while he was in his genius state. Daniel Ke ...
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- Flannery Oconnor: Themes - 1,326 words
Flannery O'connor: Themes Flannery OConnors Themes: Alienation, True Country, and the Demonic OConnor uses many themes throughout all of her works. Her most criticized themes are alienation, true country life, and the demonic. Throughout the short stories of A Good Man is Hard to Find, Everything That Rises Must Converge, Good Country People, The Life you Save Might be your Own, The Geranium, A Circle in the Fire, and The River OConnor speaks of her heritage and her religious faults. Miss OConnor created characters and their dramatic oppositions by separating, exaggerating, and polarizing elements in herself (Hyman 359). OConnor could be considered a writer of apocalyptic violence, a grotesq ...
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- Flowers For Algernon By Keyes - 860 words
Flowers For Algernon By Keyes The story "Flowers for Algernon", by Daniel Keyes, that we read in English was about a mentally retarded person, named Charlie who had an operation to increase his intelligence, but the operation was a failure and Charlie is slow again. He wants to move now so society wont ridicule him for being slow again. Daniel Keyes wrote this short story for good reasons. Daniel Keyes wrote "Flowers for Angernon" to show people from an outside look on how we treat mentally challenged people. When you treat people as you always do, you dont see how mean or how cruel it really may be. It could just be your personality or the way you were brought up. By him writing a story on ...
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- Forrest Gump By Winston Groom: Analysis - 1,332 words
Forrest Gump by Winston Groom: Analysis 1. Forrest Gump is a novel about a mentally challenged man who overcomes his handicap and explores the world in an adventurous way. Gump has no direction in life; he just spends each day discovering more and more about the world, without any plan or schedule to guide him. "...I am tole they is lettin me out of the Army early. It don't take but a day or so, and then I am gone...Now I got to decide what to do." This proves how Gump goes from one adventure to the next, without knowing what to do or where to go next. "...We got in the little rowboat an paddled up to Bayou La Batre an caught the bus to Mobile. The lady in the ticket office there say, "Where ...
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- In Civilization There Have Been Few Individuals That Leave A Legacy Of Ideas That Have Impacted On Society Forever Albert Ein - 1,493 words
In civilization there have been few individuals that leave a legacy of ideas that have impacted on society forever. Albert Einstein the German-born scientist was one of the gifted few. Despite being one of the greatest thinkers ever to grace the world with his presence, Einstein flunked out of grade school miserably (Poole). He was a terrible English student, because of his poor grammar skills (Poole). At one point a teacher actually told Einsteins parents that he was mentally challenged. He was actually recommended for "special classes"(Brown). His parent did not believe this, they could see that he was different, but far from mentally challenged. There perseverance was soon proved well wor ...
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- My Antonia - 822 words
My Antonia Sheena Dawkins My Antonia: Summary Ms. Jackson October 2, 2000 My Antonia: Summary My Antonia was written by Willa Cather in 1918. The story stars out with a young boy named Jim Burden. E travels by cross- country train to live with his grandparents at the age of ten. His grandparents live on the Nebraska frontier. He has just recently lost both of his parents, and he is accompanied by a farm hand named Jake. On the same train is a bohemian family that can barley speak English. They are going to the same place. When Jim reaches the station he is greeted by Otto Fuchs, an Austrian desperado cowboy. Soon Jim goes to meet the bohemians that were on the train with him. Jim meets Mr. S ...
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- My Antonia - 1,082 words
My Antonia At the age of ten, Jim Burden travels by cross-country train to live with his grandparents on the Nebraska frontier. He has just recently lost both his parents, and he is accompanied by a farmhand named Jake. On the same train is a Bohemian family that barely speaks English and that is going to the same place. When Jim arrives at the station, he is greeted by Otto Fuchs, an Austrian desperado cowboy. Jim's grandparents are kindly people with simple religious beliefs and very generous natures. Jim enjoys the wide expanses of the frontier, with all its insects, prairie dogs, and vegetation. At this point in the year it is still summer. Soon the Burdens go to meet their Bohemian neig ...
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- Rules Of Relationships In Of Mice And Men And The Breakfast Club - 1,251 words
Rules of Relationships in Of Mice and Men and The Breakfast Club Rules of Relationship Kyle and I decided to research relationships as they are portrayed in movies for our presentation. Between us, we watched "The Breakfast Club", "Dead Poets Society", "Fried Green Tomatoes" and "Of Mice and Men." Today I'm going to discuss how rules of relationships were used in "The Breakfast Club" and "Of Mice and Men". I will list the rules portrayed in these movies and provide you with insight on the happenings of each movie. I think that "The Breakfast Club" and "Of Mice and Men" did an excellent job of demonstrating the rules of relationships. "Of Mice and Men" is a classic story with a timeless messa ...
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- Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush, By Virginia Hamilton - 874 words
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush, By Virginia Hamilton Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush, by Virginia Hamilton, was first published in 1982. The estimated reading level for this book is twelve years old and up. Some of the issues examined in the book, such as child abuse, disease, and drug use, will be better understood by junior high age students. This novel would probably attract more female readers than male. The protagonist is a teenage girl named Tree who lives with her mentally challenged brother, Dab. She is responsible for taking care of herself and Dab. Tree begins to see a ghost who reveals her early childhood to her. Throughout the novel we see Tree's struggle with what the revelations sig ...
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- Teen Suicide - 1,424 words
Teen Suicide Teen Suicide is a major killer of teenagers today. It is the third leading cause of death in all teens' ages 15-19 and the second leading cause of death in ages 19-24. Verbalizing about this more gives ways to help prevent teen suicide, such as identifying disorders they may have and providing them with the proper treatment be fore it gets out of hand. The hard part is identifying the disorders. The only people that can really identify them is family and close friends, and in many cases people many not know the seriousness of it or fear that it might just be true. Another problem is that if you are not educated in the areas of mind it may be a bit harder to identify the problem. ...
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- The Cause And The Loss: Comparison Between Mice And Men And Flowers - 349 words
The Cause and the Loss: Comparison Between "Mice and Men" and "Flowers for Algernon" In the novel 'Of Mice and Men' (John Stienbeck) a mentally challenged man, Lenny, loses his innocence when he accidentally breaks a woman's neck. In the novel 'Flowers for Algernon' (Daniel Keyes) another mentally challenged man, Charlie, loses his innocence when, through the aid of an operation, he realizes all his life people were mocking him rather than being his friends. Although, in both cases innocence was the loss, their innocence was also the underlying cause of the loss. Lenny had a soft spot for petting animals and soft things and was totally oblivious to the fact that he was much to big and strong ...
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- Whats Eating Gilbert Grape - 533 words
What's Eating Gilbert Grape Whats Eating Gilbert Grape portrays a family that is dealing with the trials, tribulations, and also great times of having a member with a disability. The Grape family consists of Gilbert, Ellen, Amy, Mama, and of course, Arnie. The Grape family lives in an isolated town of Endora in a house that seems to be in shambles since their father died. In the beginning, Gilberts voiceover states that living in Endora is like dancing to no music, which one can definitely relate to after viewing this touching film. Gilbert Grape is a young man that has been impeded by more burdens than any man ought to have in an entire lifetime. He stocks shelves and delivers groceries for ...
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