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  • Brisbane River - 1,955 words
    Brisbane River 1.0 INTRODUCTION The Brisbane River has flowed for over 400 million years. The catchment of the Brisbane River has overcome phases of flood and drought while its origins altered as the surrounding land changed overtime. In 1823, John Oxley entered the river for the first time. At the time the river appeared clean and unpolluted. Oxley immediately recognised the river's potential as a site for new settlement, through his recommendation the city of Brisbane was established in 1825. The Brisbane River extends inland for 300km reaching its source at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. The river's catchment occupies an area of approximately 30,000km2 and releases it waters i ...
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  • His Purpose Was To Express The Totality Of Life And Find The Real Through External - 1,001 words
    His purpose was to express the "totality of life" and "find the real through external experiences". He was celebrated for his elongated figures that followed his break from the surrealists. But, who was Alberto Giacometti? Alberto Giacometti was born in 1901 in the Italian speaking town Borgonova, Switzerland. Being the son of Giovanni Giacometti, an impressionist painter, he was encouraged in art at an early age. Giacometti had great confidence in his drafting ability at the age of 10, and at 14 he began sculpting. When he turned twenty, he moved to Paris to continue his studies but shortly returned home. Back home, Alberto Giacometti studied with the famous sculpture Bourdelle. With him he ...
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  • Humor Phenomenon - 1,679 words
    Humor Phenomenon There is a popular saying, "anyone can laugh at a good joke." If one was to actually ask around, he/she would find that this is quite true. This is part of the magic of humor. Humor, as defined by The American Heritage Dictionary, is"the quality that makes something laughable." Laughter can be defined as"the co-ordinated contraction of fifteen facial muscles (Koestler 29). However that definition tells how one laughs. The American Heritage Dictionary explains why we laugh by describing laughter as "the expression of delight or happiness." So therefore, it seems pretty safe to conclude that humor is used to make someone happy. But, the phenomenon of humor is not that simple. ...
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  • Images Of Women - 1,089 words
    Images Of Women Images of Women: Major Barbara, A Passage to India, and the poetry of T.S. Eliot The Victorian Era was a difficult and confusing time for women, and their trials are reflected in the literature of the time. Although the three pieces of literature being discussed are not entirely about women, they shed light on the Victorian ideal of women and the ideals of the authors who created these women characters. In contrasting and comparing women in Major Barbara, A Passage to India, and T.S. Eliots poetry, two key points will be discussed: distinct archetypes of women, and how the "absence" of women is used to signify their importance. There are four different archetypes of women pre ...
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  • Soap Operas - 1,112 words
    Soap Operas What forms of pleasure can be found in viewing the continuous serial on TV? The continuous serial is more commonly known as the soap opera, and is peculiar in that each episode cannot be watched and understood on its own; the viewer must watch the episodes before and after to understand what is happening. According to Brown the soap opera has 8 typical characteristics (see appendix 1). Television is becoming an increasingly important part of society. We have more televisions in our homes, and on those televisions there are more soap operas for the viewing public e.g. EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Neighbours, Home and Away, Brookside, London Bridge, and HollyOaks. Indi ...
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  • Up Country - 682 words
    Up Country Up Country In his novel Up Country, Alden R. Carter writes about how hard life is for children in the adolescent era by portraying the actions off Carl Staggers, a teenager surviving his mothers alcoholism and his car radio thief ring gone to disarray. Carl is a tragic hero who rambles through this time period by trying to make things right. He is also accompanied by characters close to him as the novel progresses. Carl is a young man with great hopes and dreams to become an electrical engineer. The problem is that he and his mother are deeply in debt, and Veronica Staggers, Carls mother, is an alcoholic who is brought home by the cops almost every week. Carl has the bright idea t ...
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  • What Makes Sammy Run By Schulberg - 1,043 words
    What Makes Sammy Run By Schulberg What Makes Sammy Run, The Moral Compass, and My Life What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg is a brilliant book that shows the savagery, the insensitiveness, and cruelty caused by the drive for money, which characterized the general attitude of most people in America during the end of 1930s and the beginning of the 1940s. Sammy Glick, the main character in the book, is a poor Jewish boy who grows into an adult and spends all his life trying to get to the top of the hierarchy by knocking other people down. It is money, prestige, and power, which are most important for him. His mind is constantly occupied with thoughts of how to manipulate people and benefit ...
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