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  • A Magazine Is Not A Mirror Have You Ever Seen Anyone In A Magazine That Looked Even Vaguely Like You Looking Back Most Magazi - 691 words
    A magazine is not a mirror. Have you ever seen anyone in a magazine that looked even vaguely like you looking back? Most magazines are made to sell a fantasy of what we're supposed to be. They reflect what society deems to be a standard, however unattainable that standard is. That doesn't mean you should cancel your subscription. Women need to remember that it's just ink on the paper. Whatever standards you set for yourself: how much you weigh, how hard you work out, or how many times you make it to the gym should be your standards, not someone else's. Magazines portray unrealistic images and women need to learn to accept themselves. Women are now risking their health for the sake of beauty. ...
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  • How Do Primary Source Documents Mirror The Ideals Of A Society - 847 words
    How do Primary Source Documents Mirror the Ideals of a Society? The attitudes and beliefs of a particular time period are reflected in first hand documents, purposely and inadvertently through the biases and ideals of the authors of the pieces. The arrogant self-serving attitude of the first colony is reflected in Captain John Smiths, The General History of Virginia. The Puritans holier-than-thou ideals are reflected in the essay by William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation. Finally the fear of the unknown by the colonists is shown in Cotton Mathers reflection on the Salem Witch Trials, The Wonders of the Invisible world. In all of the documents, the biases and believes of the authors show th ...
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  • In The First Line Of The Poem, The Mirror Says It Is Silver And Exact This Can Be Interpreted Many Ways Obviously It Is Descr - 1,107 words
    In the first line of the poem, the mirror says it is "silver and exact." This can be interpreted many ways. Obviously it is describing what it looks like, but it is saying more than that. The color silver is reflective, and a mirror of course reflects what it sees. Exact, in this case could mean square, but it could also mean a lot more than that. A mirror shows you exactly what it sees; an image is reflected in the silver exactly as it appears. The mirror does not care if what it reflects is good or bad, as it says it has no preconceptions. Its job is to show you what you are. Mirrors are just a reflection of what we are on the outside, not what we are on the inside. The second line in the ...
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  • Infinity Mirror - 674 words
    Infinity Mirror Annonymous Joseph Conrads novel Heart of Darkness is about a seaman named Charlie Marlow and an experience he had as a younger man. Early in the novel it becomes apparent that there is a great deal of tension in Marlows mind about whether he should profit from the immoral actions of the company he works for which is involved in the ivory trade in Africa. Marlow believes that the company is ignorant of the tension between moral enlightenment and capitalism . The dehumanization of its laborers which is so early apparent to Marlow seems to be unknown to other members of the Companys management. In this story Marlows aunt represents capitalism. Her efforts to get him a job are si ...
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  • Literature A Mirror Of Society - 1,212 words
    Literature - a Mirror of Society The literature of a country is affected and influenced by how the people of that country live. This paper will prove that The French Revolution greatly influenced 19th Century French Romanticism. First, the cultural values of the revolution will be identified. Then, the different aspects of Romanticism will be presented. The cultural values of The French Revolution and Romanticism will then be linked. Finally, literary examples will be shown to support this connection between the two movements. Before the Revolution, the citizens of France lived in a strict, confined society with no freedom to express their feelings. Government had imposed strong, unfair laws ...
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  • Looking Into The Mirror, The Image That Reflected Back Was One Of Perfection Every Stand Of Brown Hair Was In Order, Curled J - 1,464 words
    Looking into the mirror, the image that reflected back was one of perfection. Every stand of brown hair was in order, curled just right. There was just the right amount of the scent Curve for Women coming off her body. Not too overwhelming or too little, but just enough. All of this was good, but the thing that she was the proudest of was her outfit. The colors of the shirt, tee shirt, and jeans blended perfectly. The white sleeveless mid-drift tee shirt fitted just right. The tee shirt hugged her, but was not too tight. The tan sheer bra could not be seen through the thin white tee shirt. A cranberry three quarter length sleeve button down shirt from the Gap was over the white tee shirt. Ev ...
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  • Mirror By Silvia Plath - 383 words
    Mirror By Silvia Plath By just reading the profound poem Mirror by Silvia Plath I am currently in a moment of weakness. As clich as it might sound, it is utterly true. It is one of those pieces that will pull you in deep, but wont release until it is good and ready. It is that telling. It speaks the truth. By truly appreciating what Sylvia has presented, I will try to interpret every line. She first describes the mirror, it doesnt stereotype, and whatever approaches is neutral. The image quickly appears without a hint of second-guessing, the mirror does not dismiss or like the image, again it stays neutral. It doesnt exacerbate the object just sees and spews it back the way it is. These last ...
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  • Sylvia Plaths Mirror - 615 words
    Sylvia PlathS Mirror The Burden of Acceptance Sylvia Plath's "Mirror," shows a truly thoughtful look into the different sights and feelings a mirror would have if it were a live conscious being, unable to lie. By showing the thoughts and emotions that a mirror would emit, Plath makes you look inward towards how you present yourself not only to your mirror but also to yourself. This is an eye-opening poem because of its truthful descriptions of the relationship between the inner feelings of people and how their outward appearances that they portray of themselves affect them in and out of the public realm. Examples of this are put throughout the poem "Mirror," and can be found in just about ev ...
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  • The Image In The Mirror - 1,217 words
    ... immediate environment, friends and family, directly influence the development of anorexia. Anorexics tend to come from families placing strong emphasis on food and the family may have used food for purposes other than nourishment such as a sign of love for the providers or used when family members face unpleasant situations (Anorexia nervosa 15). There is a greater risk of a person developing anorexia when a Rogers 2 person of the family has had the disorder or when a family member is either very thin or obese(Anorexia Nervosa 15). Overly critical brothers and fathers of the girls weight and attractiveness have a forceful impact on the development of anorexia (Eating Disorders 286). Spe ...
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  • The Infinity Mirror - 714 words
    The Infinity Mirror "Tularecito" is a myth about truth. Tularicito, just a character of that myth, is the focus for this glossed over fable. Steinbeck draws on this form of genre to present the idea that we are all a part of what happens to others, based upon our nature. The image presented of Tularecito is that of a demon, an idiot savant, a boy with a gift from God, and that gift's cost. He is a freak, a dangerous misfit, an innocent who does not need the constraints of reality. Tularecito is a test. The test is one of moral caliber. It is a test of the souls of the characters who overshadaow Tularecito. Pancho is a man that is both holy and sinful. His purfunctory act of church going beco ...
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  • The Mirror By Sylvia Plath - 310 words
    The Mirror by Sylvia Plath There is a noticeable comparison between the poem "The Mirror" By Sylvia Plath & the article "Barbie" that appeared in the Newsday Tuesday November 18, 1997. The comparison is about how people look, and how society could reflect how you may feel about your looks. In the poem "The Mirror" it tells about a lady who dislikes the way she looks. She thinks of herself as being ugly. In the article it tells how Mattel (the makers of Barbie) want to change the looks & features of Barbie. The reason for wanting to change the looks is because the makers of Barbie made Barbie to pretty. Compared to normal people. Now being pretty is not a bad thing. But for little girls growi ...
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  • 2 Xtreme - 3,708 words
    2 Xtreme Tricks to try!: Snowboard Triangle, Square, X, O Mountain bike X, square, triangle, O X, O, Square, Triangle Skateboard Triangle, X, Square, O In-line skate O, Square, X, Triangle Ace Combat 2 You can do anything you want!: Music Test Complete the game with a rank higher than First Lieutenant. A selection for music player mode will appear in the options menu. Press L1 or L2 to jump to the next track, R1 or R2 to jump to the previous track, Circle to select a track, Select to toggle the screen, and Square, Triangle, or X to quit. Free Mission Mode Complete the Kingpin mission. A "Free Mission" option that allows any mission to be played will appear at the opening menu. View All Aircr ...
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  • 8week Preseason Training - 1,820 words
    8-Week Preseason Training Preseason Training The purpose of this paper is to present an eight week training program to be used for preseason fitness. The program is necessary to provide a healthy way to achieve maximal output capabilities for the student athlete. The goals of this program are to get the athlete in better shape, provide a safe learning environment for the athlete, and to work on skill of the sport. The first and most important issue to discuss is safety. Whether in the weight room, or outside, the athletes must be properly trained in the safety issues. Along with proper training, the athletes must be supervised at all times, to ensure that all the rules are followed. Weight r ...
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  • A Doll House - 1,407 words
    A Doll House Nora Perceived by Other Characters In the Victorian age many woman were thought of as mere objects. Most woman has no real social status and were not allowed to express themselves freely. A Dolls House, a play by Henrik Ibsen, has brought controversy to the conclusion in which Nora leaves her family. Nora perceived in many different ways is the catalyst that forces Nora to leave her family. Many people had found it difficult to understand how Nora could dessert her husband and children. In the Victorian Age it was not only unheard of to walk out on your loved ones but unethical as well. There are many incidents that inch by inch helps Nora come to the conclusion that she must le ...
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  • A Jury Of Her Peers: A Character Analysis - 1,562 words
    A Jury Of Her Peers: A Character Analysis James McMasters English 112 October 17, 2000 A JURY OF HER PEERS - A CHARACTER ANALYSIS BY SUSAN GLASPELL As in the case of most, if not all, good allegorical stories, the primary impact of the tale is strongly influenced by the authors detailed characterization of the setting, as well as the characters feelings and passions. Certainly such is the case in Susan Glaspells story A Jury of Her Peers. Here we see a richness of characterization and setting that is elusive at first reading, but becomes clearer as the story evolves. In the final analysis, it becomes clear just who the jury is and the outcome of their collective verdict. It is by the use of ...
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  • A Living Organization Changes With Time Some Parts Of It May Remain Identical To That Which Was First Constructed Most Parts - 1,785 words
    A living organization changes with time. Some parts of it may remain identical to that which was first constructed. Most parts will adapt to changes in the world, in society, and in mankind itself. If it does not change, it withers and dies. Organizations which fail to adapt to changes, whether they like it or not, tend to become shrunken relics of their original selves. They become mummified images of a once living creation. Such an organization is the Ku Klux Klan, better known as the KKK. The Ku Klux Klan is one of the most hateful groups that still exists today. They are not as strong as they once were, but still pose a threat. I believe that the KKK should have never been formed because ...
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  • A Quantum Computer A Future Technology - 1,415 words
    A Quantum Computer... a future technology Mike Damewood By the strange laws of quantum mechanics, Folger, a senior editor at Discover, notes, an electron, proton, or other subatomic particle is "in more than one place at a time," because individual particles behave like waves, these different places are different states that an atom can exist in simultaneously. Ten years ago, Folger writes, David Deutsch, a physicist at Oxford University, argued that it may be possible to build an extremely powerful computer based on this peculiar reality. In 1994, Peter Shor, a mathematician at AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, proved that, in theory at least, a full-blown quantum computer could factor ...
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  • A Stereotypical Media - 1,258 words
    A Stereotypical Media A Stereotypical Media The media of todays society plays the peddler to the stereotypes that plague our country. However, the media is not solely to blame. Susan Sontag states in her essay The Image World: Through being photographed, something becomes part of a system of information, fitted into schemes of classification and storage(Sontag 196). Through our own demand as consumers, the use of advertising in television, newspapers, and especially magazines relays to the public an erratic system of stereotypical information. The system of information relayed through photographic imagery in advertising directly affects the thoughts of society, on how a woman should look and ...
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  • A Study Of Jack Londons Belief In Darwinism - 614 words
    A Study of Jack Londons Belief in Darwinism Jack London has a strong belief in Darwinism, survival of the fittest, during the late 1800s through the early 1900s, when he wrote. Throughout his writings, many characters display Londons belief in Darwinism. In the novel, The Call of the Wild, Jack Londons belief in the Darwinian Jungle is portrayed by animals interacting with humans, each other, and the environment. This can be shown through Buck, a house dog turned sled dog, interacting with his masters, other dogs, and the Yukon wilderness. As Buck travels from master to master throughout the course of the novel he learns, through trial and error, what behavior brings rewards, and that which ...
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  • A Thematic Analysis Of Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho - 1,465 words
    A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Arts- Movies A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho has been commended for forming the archetypical basis of all horror films that followed its 1960 release. The mass appeal that Psycho has maintained for over three decades can undoubtedly be attributed to its universality. In Psycho, Hitchcock allows the audience to become a subjective character within the plot to enhance the film's psychological effects for an audience that is forced to recognise its own neurosis and psychological inadequacies as it is comp  elled to identify, for varying lengths of time, with the contrasting personalities of the film's m ...
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