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  • The Giver - 422 words
    The Giver The Giver NOT FINISHED OR REVISED OR SPELL CHECKED!! ROUGH COPY Your name is John, it was selected by a committee. You will never be attracted to a person or truly love some. You won't feel love or pain. You were one of fifty babies to be born in that year. Your family was chosen by a committee. Your profession was chosen by a committee; everything is chosen by a committee, everything is the same and it perfect order. Their is rules and guidelines for everything; you don't dare to break a rule.Their is no tolerance for failure or disappointment; you will be released. Welcome to life in the community; I hope you enjoy your stay. The Giver takes place in one of the communities where ...
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  • The Giver - 322 words
    The Giver The Giver By Lois Lowry I think that the book The Giver by Lois Lowry is a book that shows that it isnt good to be perfect or live in a perfect world. You dont get to experience many things that you experience in regular life. One example from the book is how Jonas doesnt like the job that the elders assigned to him. He didnt know what he was supposed to do as a giver. He wished he had a regular job like his friends had. Id hate someone assigning me my job in the community. I would want to be able to pick my own role, even if we both agreed on the same thing. Another reason the book shows how perfection is not good is how the life is so dull in Jonass world. Nobody sees any color. ...
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  • The Giver - 451 words
    The Giver It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, and no pain. No one in The Community wants for anything. Everyone is provided for. Each Family Unit is entitled to one female and male child. Each member of The Community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders, and they never make a mistake. In todays world, one of the most treasured resources is family and a home. In Jonass world, a family is all ways the same. There is one mom, one dad, one male child, and one male sister. All the homes are the same. The furniture was practical, sturdy, and the function was clearly defined. There was a bed for sleeping, a table for eating, and a desk for studying. In ...
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  • The Giver - 325 words
    The Giver In this book, the Giver, an old man gives all the memories of a world such as ours to a boy named Jonah. In this world there is no color, love, or twins, and the babies and children are bred by special people who have the job of birthmother. They then are adopted away. Everybody in the town has a special but awkward job. The giver tells Jonah of a place such as our normal world. After Jonah learns of the world before, he becomes anxious to escape and discover if their is a color outside world in which there is love, and normal families. The more visions that Jonah receives, the more painful they become. He also begins to become more and more anxious about discovering what is beyond ...
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  • The Giver By Joe Smith - 603 words
    The Giver by Joe Smith The story starts as Jonas, a twelve- year-old boy, who is waiting for his life assignment. When he is given his assignment, he is chosen to be the Receiver of Memory. As the Receiver he has to get every memory from all over the world from the old Receiver he calls The Giver. The Giver: The Giver is the man who is the old Receiver. He is also the one who gives Jonas the memories. In the community were Jonas lives is everything is controlled, even people's memory. The Giver is the only one who is not controlled. It is the Receiver's job to store the memories of the community and pass them on to the next Receiver. Gabe: Gabe is an infant who was part of Jonas's father's w ...
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  • Utopian Society The Giver - 366 words
    Utopian Society - The Giver What would your life be like in a utopian society? Jonas knows what it is like. He has lived in one for twelve years. At the age of twelve he is chosen to be the Receiver. + Through the essay one will be aware of the memories Jonas received, the results of the memories, and the wisdom he gained as a result of the memories. Memories play an important role in The Giver. For example, this is the first memory Jonas received: Then he shivered. He realized that the touch of the hands felt, suddenly cold. At the same instant, breathing in, he felt the air change, and his very breath was cold.(p.80) This was the memory of a sled ride in the snow. Although this memory is h ...
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  • Ae Housman: Scholar And Poet - 1,710 words
    ... not in love with him. Consequently, she should exchange her happiness and love for his suffering, thus "lie down forlorn; But the lover will be well." The metaphor Lovers ills are all to buy....Buy them, buy them" is suggesting that the lads happiness is at the maidens expense (Hoagwood 51). Terence Hoagwood claims: The dualized pairs- buy and sell, well and forlorn, lad and maiden- remain opposed (rather than resolved or reconciled) at the poems end, helping to account for the considerable tension that the poem sustains: the contradictions survive, rather than disappearing (as in sentimentalized love poetry) into a happy illusion at the end (Hoagwood 51). In Housmans poetry, he often c ...
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  • Alfred Housman - 1,708 words
    ... love with him. Consequently, she should exchange her happiness and love for his suffering, thus"lie down forlorn; But the lover will be well." The metaphor Lovers ills are all to buy....Buy them, buy them" is suggesting that the lads happiness is at the maidens expense (Hoagwood 51). Terence Hoagwood claims: The dualized pairs- buy and sell, well and forlorn, lad and maiden- remain opposed (rather than resolved or reconciled) at the poems end, helping to account for the considerable tension that the poem sustains: the contradictions survive, rather than disappearing (as in sentimentalized love poetry) into a happy illusion at the end (Hoagwood 51). In Housmans poetry, he often concentrat ...
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  • Ceremonies Of Food - 1,627 words
    Ceremonies Of Food Ceremonies of Food That the consumption of food is an essential part of the chemical process we call life, is obvious. But food is more than just vital to our continued physical existence. Food comforts, as well as sustains us, and there are few events or situations marking a person's life that fail to involve eating. In most cultures, food is pivotal to ceremonies involving the living and the dead; birth and death are often accompanied by food rituals and superstitions. For the Chinese, these particular events are marked with the preparation and consumption of special foods with symbolic, and often punning, meanings. Food semantics offer a fruitful inquiry into the Chines ...
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  • Giver By Lois Lowry - 878 words
    Giver By Lois Lowry The Giver is a fiction novel about a boy named Jonas and his life in a perfect world of "Sameness". In this world there were no colors, feelings, or choices. In this world everything was decided by the Commitee of Elders and took place in a ceremonious way. There was the Matching of Spouses and the Naming and Placement of new children. There was also a ceremony of Nines where all the Nines received their bikes and the Ceremony of Twelves where they received their life long occupations. In the beginning of the story, Jonas was a normal boy who was nervous about the upcoming Ceremony of Twelves. He was anxious to find out what job he would be performing for the rest of his ...
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  • Invisible Manralph Ellison - 1,479 words
    Invisible Man--Ralph Ellison INVISIBLE MAN- Ellison I. Synopsis A. Invisible Man is about a black man and his struggles until he eventually becomes invisible to society 1. Youth-given a chance for an education 2. New York- finding a job and joining the Brotherhood 3. Becoming invisible B. Characters 1. Ellison a. never describes himself b. well educated, tries to become white 2. Mr. Norten- rich man, says Ellison is his destiny 3. Dr. Bedlose- head of the University, kicks Ellsion out 4. The Brothers- Brother Clifton C. Major issues in the book are the ways that Ellsions character oppresses himself rather than other people doing to for him II. Novel is a primary example of the hesitance of t ...
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  • Lying - 931 words
    Lying The whole truth and nothing but the truth. If these were words to live by then some of us be in trouble. Most people make a habit out of lying on a daily basis. Everyone tells a lie every now and then. Most lies are those little white lies, the ones to keep out of trouble, and the stupid ones that make no sense. There are little white lies that are told to keep from hurting someone else's feelings. These are answers to questions that cannot be answered with the truth. "Do I look fat?" is the number one question that should always be answered with a little white lie. A person does not want to insult another human being therefore they tell a small fib to keep from harm. No one is going t ...
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  • Oedipus Rexsophocles - 1,508 words
    Oedipus Rex-Sophocles JOCASTA My lords look amazed to see your queen with wreaths and gifts of incense in her hands. I had a mind to visit the high shrines, for Oedipus is nervous, alarmed with various terrors. He will not use his past experience, like a man of sense, to judge the present need, but lends his ear to any croaker that argues. Since then my counsels dont have an advantage, I turn to thee, our help when we are in trouble, Apollo, Lord Lycean, and to you my prayers and pleas I bring. Ease us, lord, and cleanse us from this curse! For now we all are intimidated. Who see their helmsman confused in the storm. ] MESSENGER: My masters, tell me where the palace of Oedipus is; or better, ...
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  • Robert Allen - 1,355 words
    Robert Allen 92845 Robber Barons Then and Now Robber Barons, a term used in the late 1800s and early 1900s to describe a businessman who made an enormous amount of money, today we would call them billionaires. It was not really the fact they made an extreme amount of wealth, it was more the way they made it. In all the cases the acquiring of wealth was done in what was considered a ruthless manor and unscrupulous ways. A robber baron was more interested in acquiring wealth than the safety of his employees, the amount of work hours performed in a week, or the amount of wage being paid for a days work. For example Andrew Carnegie(the robber baron of the steel industry), he was instrumental in ...
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  • Selfinterest In The Political Economy - 826 words
    Self-Interest In The Political Economy Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations argues for a system of political economy that separates economy - the creation and distribution of wealth - from governmental interference. In Smith's view, the economy of a nation grows as a direct consequence of private business ventures in the interest of each individual owner. Regulation by the government hurts the economy, and the progress of society is derived from the flow of the market. Things should be left in their natural states, thus maintaining a "natural order" of society. The basis of Smith's thesis is that this natural order is driven by Man's self-interest. Smith presents the first and arguably most im ...
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  • Winnebago Tribe Of Nebraska - 1,201 words
    ... ul all exist. Origin myths, such as the origin myth of the medicine dance, placed an Earthmaker, or Great Spirit, as the giver of life, and other spirits as his intermediaries. Through both the spirits and shamans, the Earthmaker bestowed blessings upon the Winnebago people. The tribe also believed in a creature dubbed the Trickster (Radin 1956). The Trickster is an impulsive creative and destructive force who does not consciously make any decisions. He does not understand the concepts of good or evil, but he is nonetheless responsible for both. He is not moral or social because he possesses no values, yet somehow it is through his actions that all values came into being. He is not howev ...
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