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  1. French A2 IB - paper 1. Voitures

    Le premier texte est d�montr� un ph�nom�ne sociologique. Une r�flexion sur les grands dangers et s�curit� de la voiture. L'auteur souhaite nous communiquez ce que la voiture repr�sente dans notre soci�t� d'aujourd'hui. M�me si de nos jours les voitures sont consid�r�es comme une " belle libert� que nous avons conquise " ici l'auteur pr�f�re nous montrez un autre cot� de cette soit dis en " libert� ". Ces voitures nous offres une libert�, mais " une libert� surveill�e ! ". Ce qui peut �tre vue � travers la longue liste �num�rant toute les fausses impressions de libert� ; " Et les contr�les - contr�le des papiers, barrage de police, contr�le des voitures, alcootest, espionnage du radar...

    • Word count: 759
  2. La Basilique Saint-Pierre

    Mais quand vous �tes � l'int�rieur, vous voyez beaucoup de statues, de tableaux magnifiques, etcetera. La basilique est situ�e au Vatican, sur la rive droite du Tibre, un fleuve tr�s connu, et sa fa�ade s'ouvre sur la place Saint-Pierre. La premi�re basilique a �t� cr��e par la volont� de Constantin, le premier empereur chr�tien, au IV si�cle. Mais en 1505, le Pape Jules II a d�cid� de d�molir l'ancien b�timent pour construire � la place un b�timent plus vaste et plus moderne. Ce projet a donn� lieu � un concours d'architectes. Les travaux ont dur� environnement cent vingt ans.

    • Word count: 795
  3. Discuss the Function of Ross in Macbeth

    Thus, Duncan is fulfilling the witches prophecy, 'what he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won,' this line reflects the witches prophecy in Act I Scene i where the witches say 'when the battle's lost, and won'. Ross is of further importance in the following scene, Act I Scene iii as he is the one to pass on the message form King Duncan informing Macbeth of his new title of 'Thane of Cawdor' and says 'hail most worthy thane, for it is thine.'

    • Word count: 758
  4. What sort of world do the people of Salem inhabit?

    One of the themes of the play is betrayal, and this goes along with the general idea of intolerance. As Puritanists, the people of Salem were fairly theocratic which caused them to be suspicious of their neighbours and what witchcraft related activites they may be conducting. Because of the suspicions 'people were being torn apart, their loyalty to one another crushed,' and 'the trials took precedence over all other activities.' Reverend Parris, despite being a priest, is not a very well respected man in Salem. His character is driven by his selfishness and insecurities. This can be seen in the beginnings of Act One where he is found praying and crying over his daughter, Betty, as shown in Miller's stage directions Parris 'is overcome with sobs'.

    • Word count: 724
  5. Persuasive speech - legalising marijuana

    HEALTH Marijuana provides relief from pain and nausea of cancer and AIDS patients and other symptoms for many individuals who have not been treated successfully with conventional medications. Even queen victoria used the resin extracts from hemp to eleviate her menstrual cramps. ECONOMY A regulated, legal market in marijuana would reduce marijuana sales and use among teenagers, as well as reduce their exposure to other drugs in the illegal market. Legalized marijuana would reduce the flow of money from a country's economy to criminal gangs.

    • Word count: 666
  6. Leadership. For me my hero is Barack Obama. He is a leader no matter what he does. Whether sitting in the oval office and directing people, or on an overseas trip to Iraq, he is truly a true leader who works to improve the lives of others.

    What we do everyday to make the world a better place is being a leader. Picking up garbage in the school's playground and than having younger students following is being a leader. Simple things make you a leader, but the whole world does not have to reward you for the good that you have done. We humans tend to usually look for things that stick out, but what we don't know is every human being is making a difference in their own homes.

    • Word count: 899
  7. Review of "Wild Bees" by Baxter

    The bees on the other hand seem to be cool headed "in passionless industry" (5). This metaphor serves to show that what the bees are doing is "legal" due to a very specific diction and they are also not overwhelmed thus their actions are not rush and mindless. This contrast is the first one that the narrator tells the reader about, however there are many more defects with which the narrator associates himself. The bees are portrayed as royalty with "their gauze wings a-glitter" and "their gold" (4)(24). This imagery brings the reader a sense of blue blood and dignity that the bees possess.

    • Word count: 843
  8. Tuf of Flowers Commentary

    As the narrative voice is about to start his work he bitterly remarks that the man before him "...had gone his way, the grass al mown, And I must be, as he had been -alone" thus he separates himself even more from the first man(7-8). Frost uses the simile of comparing the narrator's state to the state of the first man to demonstrate the rooted belief of the narrator of how every man is on his own, fulfilling his own mission alone.

    • Word count: 789
  9. Comparing the ending of Esquivels Like Water for Chocolate to Camus The Outsider

    Both characters experience what they had been pursuing throughout the course of the novel only at the end while accepting imminent death. When Tita dies, she finds a "figure of Pedro waiting for her" as she had been searching for love her entire life. And upon Meursault's imminent death, he discovers that death "made me realize that I'd been happy, and that I was happy still" after spending his life in painful apathy. It may seem unfair to the reader that these two characters have found what they have been searching for only because of death; however both characters experience a sort of life after death.

    • Word count: 964
  10. Imagine you are one of the children in the classroom. Recount to your parents the events that took place today at school, explain what you understood about Guido's talk.

    Comunque ci hanno messi tutti nella palestra e abbiamo messo i banchi in una forma strana ma non ho capito bene perche', la direttrice ha detto che erano piu' belli cosi' e che facevamo piu' bella figura tutti vestiti di nero e con I banchi cosi'. Io e tutti I bambini eravamo seduti nei banchi e le bambine erano sedute dietro di noi credo perche' noi bimbi siamo piu' belli di quelle bambine noiose che si lamentano sempre.

    • Word count: 482
  11. Le legitimite de la discrimination positive. A lorigine, le concept de discrimination positive provient de la politique amricaine Affirmative Act du prsident Kennedy.

    La discrimination positive est une politique qu'il est l�gitime de d�fendre, ayant d�j� fait ses preuves dans d'autres pays. Une partie du processus d'�ducation est d'apprendre � interagir avec les autres races et nationalit�s. De nombreux �tudiants vivent une vie tr�s distincts jusqu'au moment o� ils commencent l'universit�. Ainsi, les opinions des autres races et nationalit�s sont fond�es sur des st�r�otypes. Interaction permet aux �tudiants d'apprendre que les personnes de race sont aussi des personnes, plus ou moins juste comme eux. Malheureusement, sans une action positive, cette diversit� est beaucoup moins susceptible de se produire. B. Facilit� au Suc�s des Minorit�s La discrimination positive est profitable pour la coh�sion de notre soci�t�.

    • Word count: 649
  12. Free essay

    Don Camillo and Peppone are essentially two aspects of the same man

    Therefore throughout the novel we see how the two characters constantly challenge one another in order to prove who is better. This is seen at the very start of " Out of Bounds" where Don Camillo challenges Peppone and his men to come to mass, stating that he will "fix them". Throughout the book Don Camillo is trying to fight the idea of godless communists, whereas Peppone keeps making speeches about how "the reactionaries" ought to be shot, which contributes to the idea of constant provocation.

    • Word count: 950
  13. Outsider Story

    The people there were really nice well that was what i was thinking because i couldn't understand what they were saying to me but i supposed they were nice to me. When i got to my first day of school it was awful, i was wearing a uniform from another school and my dad had bought it from the school that is the main rival in soccer so obviously i got bothered by almost everyone, until one of my classmates explained me why they were bothering me.

    • Word count: 603
  14. I Say I Say I say

    This first person quote could symbolize the speaker reaching out for help or wanting people to listen but not completely showing it as the first two lines of the poem are questioning and audience or group of people. At the beginning of this poem we get an interrogative tone. This tone is used to question the readers, which causes the reader to think and answer the questions themselves. 'Anyone here had a go at themselves for a laugh? Anyone opened their wrists with a blade in the bath?'

    • Word count: 989
  15. Comment Apprendre

    3. La plupart du temps, l'�cole pr�sente des connaissances immuables, comme fig�es. Elle propose une sorte d'accumulation d'informations comme si une t�te bien faite �tait une t�te tr�s remplie. On nous parle rarement des gens qui ont cherche pourquoi des maladies �taient contagieuses, comment se faisaient les �clipses de soleil, de quelles fa�ons naissent les cyclones... 4. le syst�me �ducatif est une lourde machine. Il nourrit souvent la passivit�, peu compatible avec l'apprentissage. Aucun autre syst�me n'a garde comme lui, la m�me forme depuis plus d'un si�cle. Il y a une sorte de coalition tacite pour que nos enfants reproduisent � l'identique ce que nous avons connu. Des lieux de connaissance 5.

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  16. The Effect of Magic in MacBeth and Midsummers Night Dream

    She catches on quickly and comes up with a plan to kill Duncan for Macbeth to become king. At first Macbeth is struggling to assassinate his master at his own house, but his wife convinces him. After they kill the king, the king's sons run away, and Macbeth becomes king. It seems like the mission is accomplished but Macbeth starts killing all suspected witnesses starting with the kings servants to Macduff's family including his best friend Banquo. When he is scared he will be dethroned or killed he goes to find the witches again.

    • Word count: 870
  17. Me and Music

    This is the only time I can say that I truly heard music. I used to be very social, very active, like a fish in the gigantic ocean. I used to have lots of friends, and a girlfriend who I was deeply in love with. That love story last for a year. We broke up after a year, when I still loved her so much. I became a silent boy and cut all the connections with friends as same as outside world. It was a hurricane came and almost drowned me and in this violent raging storm and I lost my way.

    • Word count: 719
  18. Spanish essay:driving responsibly

    Y este problema social sigue. Las cifras de muertos en la carretera aumentan y parecen resistir a los esl�ganes pegadizos, como el frase conocido"si bebes, no conduzcas" Sobre el consumo de alcohol siguen rondando falsas cosas dif�ciles de entender. No es extra�o encontrarse a quien mide su capacidad poni�ndose a la polante, tambien, a los que se toman una cuchara de aceite antes de beber para, , "lubricar el est�mago", se dicen.

    • Word count: 289
  19. IB French Orals 2

    Les deuxi�mes et troisi�mes parties qui composent le d�veloppement se concentre sur les raisons pour lesquelles il existe des familles monoparentales vivant en France. Enfin, dans la partie finale, qui est la conclusion, parle sur les effets de familles monoparentales et les enfants � leur vie.

    • Word count: 480
  20. IB French Orals 3

    L'objectif de l'auteur est de dire aux lecteurs que les familles monoparentales ont des probl�mes et ont besoin d'aide. L'article s'article de quatre id�es qui pr�sentent des informations diff�rentes. La premi�re partie de l'article nous dit les nombreux de familles monoparentales et qu'ils sont de plus en plus chaque ann�e. Cela pourrait �tre se passer parce qu'il y a beaucoup de divorces se produisent maintenant et les personnes ne consid�rent pas les sentiments de leurs les relations. La deuxi�me partie compos�e des statistiques des diff�rentes familles monoparentales en 2007 comme " 44% des situations rencontr�es sont ainsi des femmes seules, avec ou sans enfants ".

    • Word count: 590
  21. Scholarship Application

    Now of course, as children we passed this question off with another simple answer such as "because it seems fun" or maybe "because I want to be like my dad/mom". However, for me there was no simple answer. The question "why?" really made me think about the reason for my choice of career options, but in middle school adults still found it excusable if I did not know why, after all, I was still young and had many years to decide and figure out why.

    • Word count: 606
  22. Personal Essay

    Coming into this production I thought that as chorus my only job would to sing harmonies in the background while the principals shone in the spotlight. However, being a part of the chorus, I became immersed in the entire production. Not only did I have to learn how to memorize almost ten different dance routines in the span of a month and a half, but as an understudy and back up for two of the principle characters, I also had to learn their parts and solo songs.

    • Word count: 745
  23. Julies Caesar - Act 2 Scene I

    In these lines Shakespeare uses metaphors to represent Antony's dependence on Caesar as 'Caesar's arm' and Caesar's power and control is represented as 'Caesar's head.' A human arm cannot function and be in control when there is no head to direct it. In the case of Antony and Caesar, Brutus supposes that Antony will not be trouble for the conspirators because after 'Caesar's head' is gone, all that will be left is 'Caesar's arm' which will be of no use because there is no Caesar for the arm to be effective.

    • Word count: 842
  24. Julies Caesar - Act 1 Scene II

    In addition, the irony in the usage of the word "metal" is apparent, as it can be associated with "mettle", which means courage and fortitude, neither of which are Brutus's strengths. Other aspects of Brutus's character are also brought to light in the above quote. His love for Rome is emphasized; although Brutus is close to Caesar as a friend, he is also open to the idea of assassinating him for the sake of his country. From another point of view, his true nobility as a human is questioned, as he is willing to kill a friend for the sake of politics and Rome.

    • Word count: 891
  25. Morality During Revolutionary Times

    It is not easy for any man to kill some unless his morality tells him the cause is just. In the story the barber, who is a secret rebel revolutionary, likes his job and is very proud of it, "I am a good barber, the best in the town". One day, Captain Torres, the barber's enemy, walks into his shop for a shave. While shaving him, the barber battles an inner conflict in his mind where he has to face making an important decision of whether seeking revenge from the evil and brutal murderer of the rebels or simply just do his job.

    • Word count: 634

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