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  1. Blanche Dubois

    Case History Blanches current situation with a male named "Mitch" in my opinion seems fairly rocky. The feedback I received from Blanche concerning Mitch felt very genuine, Blanche also mentioned their date and how she felt a real connection for him. My analysis of this situation would be Blanche is trying to find a sensitive male who she can greave with and tell her stories and past event with.

    • Word count: 413
  2. Amir and Baba

    On the other hand Amir's first words show a sense of loyalty towards his father rather than Hassan. The attitude and language Baba has for Amir is fairly negative, it shows in this book how Amir craves for love and attention from Baba. However none is portrayed, maybe a sense of disgust and disappointment is shown in Baba linking to the death of his wife. The example of when Amir asks if he can join Baba and his friends, Baba replies "this is grown-ups time", this direct speech straight away shows the reader the split in Baba and Amir's relationship.

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  3. Amir and Hassan

    Amir is a Pashtun. Pashtuns are the dominant ethnic group in Afghanistan compared to Hassan, who's a Shi'a. Shi'as take up a minor 9 percent of the population. They are also looked down upon and seen as a lower class of a person compared to the Pashtun's, which is in many ways prejudice, creating a division in society; "his people pollute our homeland" demonstrates the Pahtun views to the Shi'as. For example an ethnicity issue is introduced when Hassan is confronted by a group of soldiers, "You! The Hazara! Look at me when I'm talking to you!". Whilst there is no immediate difference in the way either character acts you cannot interpret that one is more wealthy, or is higher in class as the friendship is built on memories and a strong relationship.

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  4. monologue I never thought the day would come for me to say goodbye, I dont wana say goodbye to you, your so special to me. Youre my little sister who is SO loud in the mornings

    Do you remember Smoky? The old Rasta geezer? Asha girl you crack me up, I always know to come to you when I need cheering up or when I just want to have a laughing fit for no reason. I don't wana leave you. I'm so used to seeing you everyday inside and outside of school (well that's when you decide to come in). I'm so going to miss our talks, the late night phone calls everyday and what's even more depressing is that I don't even think we are going to go to the same college.

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  5. Commentary on Lewis Carroll

    It has a tone of authority, aristocracy and gravity. But Alice in wonderland on the other hand is full of silly anecdotes and a plot filled with clever wordplay and a highly amusing read for ages big and small. The age gap of each piece is also significant, Alice in Wonderland was written in the 20th century whilst the Humphrey Clinker dates back to the 18th century, thus in turn attitudes and values differ raising different issues. This transformation proved to be a challenge as I had to adapt to Tobias Smollet's style of writing.

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  6. Dealing with Death in Catcher in the Rye

    The first sign of the motif "Dealing with Death" was seen when Holden talks about his brother Allie's death. Holden displays many feelings that show that he really liked his brother and cared for him. For example, when Holden talks about his brother Allie's baseball mitt, and his death, he feels that we would "have liked him" (Salinger 38). Therefore we can consider that since Holden hates everything but Allie, he really loved him and sill does. Another example was when Holden was going to be "psychoanalyzed and all" because he "broke all the windows in the garage" with his bare fist (Salinger 39).

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  7. Nature vs Nurture

    From many years scientists have been studying the IQ scores of twins between many different ethnic groups. Some results were very accurate and enlightened the scientists a lot. For example in an article scientist Philippe Rushton informs us that some races have average IQ scores that are higher than others. Rushton also said that twins receive over 50% of their intelligence from their family. Also scientists reported that the average IQ scores for white identical twins was 86 percentile, for Asians .99 and for blacks .80.

    • Word count: 779
  8. Unemployment in South Africa

    This problem not only decreased the population of the South Africa but also affected people physically, psychologically and socially. To begin with what are the main causes of this radical unemployment? One of the main causes of unemployment is the collapse in world wide economy. This drastic downfall resulted in less demand for raw materials, cash crops and to some extent even manufactured goods. Another cause is the advances in modern technology. Therefore work that needs labor, like agricultural employment reduced drastically as fewer people are needed to perform certain jobs.

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  9. Impovrished people

    "I'd been feeling pretty smug about my $500 efficiency, but of course it was made possible only by the $1,300 I had allotted myself for start-up costs" (Ehrenreich 155). In her essay, Ascher points out how hard it is for the homeless to survive in cold weather. The author writes about the homeless who find the refuge at the railroad stations like Grand Central or Pennsylvania Station. Also, she observes that the homeless often are placed in the local hospitals during the winter time.

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  10. Marriage Imprisons

    At the same time, her heart problems symbolize her heartbreak over her role in life. From almost the beginning, the reader is given a clue that Louise has wanted to free herself from her marriage. Mrs. Mallard reacts to the news about her husband's death with "sudden, wild abandonment" and locks herself in her bedroom (Chopin 123). The narrator notes that her reaction is not usual for a woman who has just lost her husband. She does not feel paralyzed or unable to accept his fate. She is able to quickly abandon her role as a wife.

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  11. Definition of Honesty

    Some of the lies may be innocent. For instance, some may lie not to hurt somebody's feelings. A lack of honesty would not be such a big problem, though, if that were the point where it ends. Some people consider that telling a little white lie doesn't hurt anything, but still get annoyed and irritated when somebody lies to them. If they expect others to be honest with them why can't they pay back in the same way? Usually humans lie for personal gain and self-interest.

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  12. Privacy. In the case of the occurrence of privacy invasion through hand held device tracking, RFID tagging, and financial identity theft it is discernible that reformation processes are necessary to maintain the right of privacy.

    Many people today own or are affiliated with someone who owns a cell phone. This cordless electronic device allows people to communicate while "on the go", but despite its convenient ability, unsuspecting consumers do not know that many cell phones produced today are equipped with GPS, or global positioning system, which can be utilized to locate and track others who have GSP, leaving the authority of privacy questionable (Alderman).

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  13. The Jeremy Kyle Show

    The audience boo as the male half of the couple begins to share his side of the story, whilst the woman sits, holding a tissue to her eyes. Jeremy steps in front of the couple and orders them to be quiet, before beginning his long, rambling speech about how the couple should be ashamed of themselves for the way that they are acting. This may sound like some kind of outrageous scene from a television soap, but in actual fact it is an everyday occurrence on a chat show shown daily on ITV.

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  14. Importance of Joe Louis in The Caged Bird

    They feel safe as a community and support each other. Joe Louis is a professional wrestler that can prove that the black people are the strongest. He is the person that is their only aide to reduce the r****m in the society. Joe Louis is a symbol for the black people. Angelou compares Louis being defeated to "our people falling" or being "back in slavery" is overstatement; it implies that things will instantly improve or get horrible based on merely this fight, which doesn't seem completely logical.

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  15. AS English Language Short Story

    He faced her and began to stroke at her face with his long, withering fingers. His eyes stared deep into hers, though she resisted eye contact. His hand then reached deep into his pocket and from it he drew a knife. The glistening, thorn-shaped blade pressed hard against her face. He seemed to suck all of her personal characteristics away. No longer was she the confident, enthusiastic girl as she just stood there quiet and timid. He strapped her down to a char and he tied her wrists together. Her brain began to flood with thousands of memories all at once.

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    He talks about trying to discover the secret of Granbois. This makes him inferior because he doesn't know the area well enough to have any real knowledge of it, and being a male in this relationship he has negative views of this. In these relationships the men were supposedly meant to be the head of the union, because he is the man . When the novel progresses and Antoinette starts to lose her mind he starts to take over with the power and the dominance in their relationship.

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  17. Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code

    One of the top physicists was found dead with his chest branded with the word "Illuminati." After he created the antimatter that was capable of wiping out the whole country it was stolen and he was murdered. The stolen antimatter was going to be used by the Illuminati group in Vatican, in St. Peter's Cathedral the day of the election of the new Pope to wipe out the center of the entire Catholic religion. All of the events in this book take place in Rome.

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  18. Benefits of breastfeeding

    In France in the early 1800's, most upper class women hired wet nurses for their infants (Lawrence, 7). In the beginning of the 19th century scientists began to examine what was needed in food mixes for babies to thrive. In 1860, the first available baby food was created in Switzerland, by Henri Nestle (Obrien). After that, many other kinds of baby formulas were made. These formulas worked so well, that women began to use them instead of breastfeeding. Manufacturers suggested that the use of baby formulas was the modern and better way to feed babies. By 1950, more than half of the babies in the USA were fed some form of baby formula.

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  19. Compare and contrast two candidates

    Every American should have the right to afford a healthcare plan for their family. As a mother of a young child, the healthcare issue impacts our family every day. Since our family is currently uninsured, I strongly favor Tom Allen's support for a universal healthcare plan. Based on the articles in PortlandPressHerald.com and TomAllen.org, Tom Allen offers healthcare plan which consists of the following features: offer a new Healthy American Program that would give every American a right to own the same insurance plan as the members of Congress get; if a person already owns a health insurance plan, nothing will change; pre-existing conditions will no longer stop an insurance company from coverage; Americans will not have to worry about their location or employment status changing.

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  20. Stanhope's last stand

    Stanhope: I was at the top. Somewhere along the line, I... I'm not sure. It was so d**n confusing. I didn't see it coming. The blast knocked me clean off my feet but, but I think I've pulled through. Mason: Sir- [pauses] there's something you should know. Stanhope: [worry in his voice] Oh. Well, go ahead Mason. Mason: You, you 'aven't pulled through - unhurt. Stanhope: Oh I know that! My head has had an awful blow and so have my legs. They're tingling rather strangely actually, especially my - Mason: Sir [interrupting desperately] Look! Look under the blanket.

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  21. anxiety is the cause of depresion

    Mr. Collier was talking about his first encounter with anxiety which drove the man to a state of depression. James's roommate was asking Mr. Collier to join them on a trip to Argentina. Due to James's overwhelming anxiety of going to another country and Mr. Collier's deficiency of the native language, James's ended up denying the proposal. However, Ted (who went on the trip) said that the trip was extremely entertaining. In consequence, Mr. Collier was regretting his lack of attendance, which was eventually followed by a state of depression. Furthermore after graduating college James was again facing his overpowering battle with anxiety. The battle taught Mr.

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  22. writing to entertain

    The Three Rabbits was a smoky old-fashioned pub on the Romford Road, in the heart of London's East End. In those days it was a real gangster haunt, where men carried guns or knives in their leather jackets and weren't afraid to use them. There were worn stools by the long wooden bar, a patterned carpet that had seen better days, tables covered in glass stains, beer mats and overflowing ashtrays, and two pool tables. Seeing the film Moulin Rouge when I was older reminded me of what it was like, because the guys who drank there were all such weird characters.

    • Word count: 660
  23. a person i admire

    He was a lot older than the other children were and was often left out of family activities. His stepmother was never cruel to him but he knew that she never loved him the same as the others. He never felt like part of the family. I admire the courage this man showed when at the age of 14 he decided to leave his unhappy home and go and find a family, he joined the Navy. He said he was terrified, not only because he feared the unknown but also that they would find out that he had lied about his age.

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  24. The Cask or Amontillado VS. The Black Cat

    In "The Cask of Amontillado" Poe uses characterization and voice to prevent the reader from condemning Montressor's actions. This is shown when Montressor immediately admits to the reader that he is going to commit a crime, Montressor also tells us exactly how he kills Fortunato, and Fortunato is characterized as a very proud person. In "The Cask of Amontillado" Montressor immediately admits to the reader that he will kill Fortunato, because Fortunato insulted him, from this we realize that there is an external conflict between the two men. Montressor tells the reader that "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge" (Poe, 1).

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  25. Gothic horror

    The narrator never pretends to be innocent, fully admitting that he has killed the old man because of the victims pale blue, film-covered eye. Then when he kills the old man dued to paranoia, he starts to hear old mans heart beats which makes him confess his wrong doing. The 'red room' we can infer that the narrator firstly shows eagarness and confidence "you will show me to this haunted room" his mppd starts to swing into a different emotion as he shows fear "the memory of that story gave me a suddden thinge of apprehension".

    • Word count: 500

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