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  1. It is extremely important when mountain walking to have the correct equipment especially when walking for a long period of time in rough terrain. One of the first things we talked about with the instructors

    Strengths: Rachel was enthusiastic and motivational and kept us on our toes through out the walk. Equipment It is extremely important when mountain walking to have the correct equipment especially when walking for a long period of time in rough terrain. One of the first things we talked about with the instructors was the equipment and why we needed it, these are our results. Personal equipment Essential Waterproofs - to prevent your clothes from getting wet and heavy Water - to keep you hydrated Walking boots - these would be water proof to and have a high back to protect your ankles.

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  2. Discuss Milton's presentation of Satan in Paradise Lost

    Jones (1986: P.56) demonstrates how this principle operates in Renaissance plays such as Shakespeare's Richard III. One reason why there is any case for regarding Satan as the hero of the poem is that we learn his version of events first, and by the end of Book II, we have only received his partial account of the war in heaven. It is for this reason that Satan exercises a fascination for readers partly because he is the first voice we hear and also because he seems to have certain characteristics which we readily identify as 'human'.

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  3. Data Envelopment Analysis in University Rankings

    However it should be noted that 3 main changes have a occurred, Bristol has swapped positions with Bath so that Bath now ranks 9th instead of 10th. When looking at the weightings automatically placed on them it can be seen that Bath's strengths appear to lie in 'facilities spend' and 'completion', whereas Bristol's strengths appear to lie in 'graduate prospects' and 'completion'. When considering the 2 weightings listed it can be seen that for 'completion' 0.0030 is assigned to Bristol, but a greater 0.0057 is assigned to Bath indicating that Bath might be considerably stronger in this area.

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  4. Fydor Dostoyevsky's representation of suffering

    The way he represented himself, made people not want to take the time to get to know him, due to his superior nature. He created an isolated environment for himself however; once in a while he allowed an exceptional few into his life. He had only one friend, who was quite contradictory compared to him, Razumikhin. Razumikhin was "extraordinarily gay and communicative fellow, good-natured to the point of simplicity... there were a hidden depth and a dignity... and everybody liked him" (Dostoyevsky, 59).

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  5. Robert Jordan and The Wheel of Time.

    The Dark One was able to touch the world only lightly before the hole was soon sealed over. But the Dark One's taint settled on saidin, the male half of the Power, and every male Aes Sedai went mad. In the Breaking of The World they destroyed civilization and changed the very face of the earth, sinking mountains beneath the sea and bringing new seas where land had been. Now only women bear the title Aes Sedai. Masters 2 Commanded by their Amyrlin Seat and divided into seven Ajahs named by color, they rule the great island city of Tar Valon, where their White Tower stands, and are bound by the Three Oaths, fixed into their bones with saidar, the female half of the Power.

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  6. The Cycle of the 'Fuck It' Attitude: Both Constructive and Destructive.

    But this 'fuck it' attitude is usually a dangerous cycle. It causes actions that seem productive at first but eventually prove to be disastrous. The life of Tupac, the character Bishop in the movie Juice, and the character Tommy in the movie Belly are all perfect examples of this. In all three examples the person rebels against their current environment and does whatever it takes to change that environment. But once out, the person becomes obsessed with it's new found power to change their environment and self-destructs. In the article "The Politics of 'Fuck It' and the Passion to Be a Free Black," Esther Iverem discusses the concept of the 'fuck it' attitude.

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  7. Adolescence marks the turning point of an individual's life, establishing the foundation of their development.

    (Vanderhagae, Page 59) It is apparent that trust is the foundation of their friendship. Trust is the firm belief in the reliability, truth and strength of an individual. However, Bernie decides to betray this trust, in choosing not to advise him of the intentions of Norman Hiller, "Norman was the flashy type, the guy who collected followers, collected them the way he did baseball cards and Superman comic books. I was seventeen the summer he collected Meinecke, old enough to have said something, to have warned by innocent friend, but I didn't."

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  8. How can an audience identify with Charlie Gordon's desire to be 'smart'?

    Charlie's workmates at the factory patronise him, mock him and humiliate him. They laugh at his slowness ('doing a Charlie Gordon'), make jokes about him that he cannot understand and use him to provide a cheap laugh at social functions. After Charlie's operation they change their attitude towards him. When Charlie suggests a new way of lining up the machines on the production line, saving thousands of pounds a year in labour and bringing about increased production, he is given a fifty pound bonus by Mr Donnegan, the factory owner. This new intelligence displayed by Charlie threatens his workmates and they petition to remove him.

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  9. Watership Down - Review.

    Here they dig burrows and the rabbits seem satisfied for a period of time. Hazel made friends with animals such as mice and even a bird named Kehaar. Hazel then realized that the warren needs does to survive, or reproduction and continuation of the rabbit generations will be impossible. He uses Kehaar to find some does. They make a raid on a farm and bring back two does. Then three of the rabbits leave to visit a big warren nearby to ask for more does. However, the party came back tired and injured because the warren Efrafa does not agree to give up the does, and instead forced the group to stay behind.

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  10. What expectations do you have of "The Go-Between" from reading the prologue? In what way does Hartley prepare us for what is about to happen?

    With the opening line of "The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there" a theme of the past and memory is instantly aroused. Even though the theme of the past is conjured up, there is a greater sense of distance, not only in the past but the way that the character himself is distanced by the choice of grammar, "they" instead of "we" and "do" instead of "did". The opening line suggests Leo's past to be of a foreign nature, meaning that his memories of his past have become foreign to him due to the fact that he buried them deep within his mind in order to forget the events that occurred the year of 1900.

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  11. Equiano, the Free Man.

    Equiano was very intrigued by the daily life of the Europeans. Equiano's curiosity with the ways of the Europeans aided him in gaining his freedom. On the ship of his middle passage Equiano notes, "I was exceedingly amazed at this account... I therefore wished to be from amongst them," (Equiano, 55). Here Equiano is speaking about the anchor of the ship. This curiosity was a driving force to learn more and to become one of the "freemen". Another example of an account of Equiano's curiosity and his favor among the ship's men is quoted as followed: "I also now first

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  12. St Aubin and The Railway.

    These were all things to draw attention to the building and for people to use the services it provided. Looking at the building today however, you can see that all those signs are gone and it is now used as a police station. Now it has signs such as "Police" and "Saille Paroissiale De Saint Brelade". This straight away tells us that the building now has a new use, but even it was no longer used as a police station it would be difficult to turn it back into a terminus due to the fact that the outside of the building has been pedestrianised.

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  13. Write a comparison of "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" and "The Drowned Giant", commenting on the ways in which the authors use language to convey their respective themes.

    Characterization plays a significant role in both stories that helps to augment their respective themes. Throughout The Drowned Giant we see through the eyes of the narrator, who visits the giant's body frequently and provides a very vivid and precise report of each day. He describes how the crowds were, "clambering all over the giant", bruising his face and even "jostling each other in and out of the orbits". Despite this amazing incident their actions prove that they have no respect for the giant or even care about his origins. Ballard portrays them as abusive, insensitive and prejudiced.

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  14. Consider the way the characters of The Bottle imp and the Rocking-horse Winner end up. Do they get what they deserve?

    The morals are uncovered by incidents which cause grief to the character. We can tell the story is a fable from the introduction of the story it's looking back on a character and set out like a legend. The Rocking-horse winner is written by Robert Louis Stevenson the themes which run through are similar to those which run through the Bottle Imp they are both about poverty and the solutions to it. The structure and language used in the story indicate it's a fable because of the characters being referred to as a third person and also the vocabulary used is understandable.

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  15. The relationship Between Catherine and Eddie.

    * He thinks of her as his and wants things for her that he never had - 'that's not their way I wanted it.' * Pg. 11: he is emotionally moved that he calls her the Madonna, this is symbolic because he does in fact idolise her. * He feels in saying 'yes' to the job; he is letting her go. * Her reaction to this is almost childlike as she runs up to him and hug him. * Pg.15: E is v.emotional- ' a childish one and a knowing fear'- his feelings are so deep and he knows that she will leave him forever.

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  16. Explore the different types of disgrace presented in JM Coetzee's novel 'Disgrace'.

    A lover to whom he only has to give money seems the perfect solution for Lurie. There appears to be a lack of emotional engagement and moral responsibility here towards his partners which is shown also by Luries decision to see a prostitute, Coetzee describes, is indirectly caused by the loss of his youth. When he finds he is no longer able to attract women in the same way he did as a young man, David embarks on a self-indulgent quest to prove his virility. He relates how he has slept with colleague's wives in an attempt to rekindle the passion of his youth.

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  17. The 3 common misconceptions - signs of the manipulative consciousness.

    It does not matter how much effort you put into it. When you are given the task to build a lego house out of blocks, you have complete control of how you build it, what you make of it, and how many and what blocks you use....out of the 10 blocks given to you, of 2 types of blocks, 5 of each type. What you do with those blocks, and how you do it, is up to you, it doesn't matter; but there is a severe limit on what your outcome will be.

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  18. Narayan: The Man-Eater of Malgudi

    On his way up the "staircase" to see the lawyer, he immediately connects it to the "one leading to [his] attic devoted to dead wildlife". This allusion to Vasu (as it is he who inhabits the attic) creates a certain amount of gentle humour as it reminds us of the effect that the "man-eater" has had on Nataraj and also of Nataraj's inability to rid himself of Vasu, making him seem lackadaisical and almost useless. Narayan also incorporates some subtle and dry ironical humour in this extract; "It was this process [of beating cotton] which spread tuberculosis and asthma

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  19. Aspects Of Teenage Life

    We hate it when people we do not like, come and walk with us. It happened the other day. This girl, called Neena, whom we absolutely hate, came and walked with us. Now even though Janki and me love our walks, and hate Neena, we were not as rude to say 'Bugger off!" So unfortunately, she walked with us the rest of the way home. I remember that I kept on flaring my nostrils, because that is a sign that I am angry!! Janki just had a big grin on her face, as she tried to make conversation with Neena.

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  20. A Study of the literary techniques used by Fyodor Dostoyevsky in

    It also features many themes and characters, as well as an effective setting. As a result, I will examine the literary techniques used in "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky to convey the downfall and subsequent rise of the main character, Raskolnikov. I will begin by looking at how the setting formed Raskolnikov's character, and then discuss the structure and other characters of the novel. The setting plays a primary role in forming Raskolnikov's character. In mid-19th century Russia, an oppressive rule is a result of the Romanov monarchy and this inadvertently promotes widespread poverty and pain.

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  21. What happened and why

    Ismay casually put the message in his coat pocket and later showed it to two prominent passengers, Mrs. Arthur Ryerson and Mrs. John B. Thayer. The Titanic had covered 546 miles since noon Saturday and the following day they were planning to bring her to full speed for a short test to see what she was capable of. The ship was performing very well and even the fire that had been smoldering in the forward coal bunker of boiler room #5 had finally been extinguished.

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