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    Macbeth Critical Response Essay

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    It is not until Macbeth is confronted by a special set of circumstances presented to him by the Witches does he begin to have dark desires and evil intentions. "All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!" , "All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!" , these are the prophecies that the witches present to Macbeth. These prophecies present the circumstances that compel Macbeth to react with evil intentions, although not immediately. At first Macbeth is skeptical about these prophecies and he doesn't even think to try and take the throne, he says "to be King/Stands not within the prospect of belief,".

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    Lettre au directeur. Objet: Objection la dcision de faire des cours soir supplmentaires obligatoires pour des lves de dernire anne.

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    Nous trouvons cela inadmissible et contre les lois d'�l�ve. Tout d'abord, la majorit� des �l�ves de III BI se sentent d�j� suffisamment charg�s d'exceptionnellement haute nombre des le�ons que nous avons chaque semaine.

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  3. Hasta que punto la naturaleza subjetiva de la percepcin puede considerarse una ventaja para los artistas, pero un obstculo que tienen que superar los cientficos?

    Por suerte logr� darme cuenta y aceptar mi error. En esta situaci�n fue el profesor que mediante la visi�n se dio cuenta de manera objetiva de mi error, mientras yo segu�a inmerso en mis conocimientos anteriores y lo que hab�a observado, lo que me llevo a una subjetividad y no aceptar mi error hasta despu�s de cierto tiempo. Para los artistas la subjetividad si puede ser una gran ventaja, pues las obras de arte, como pinturas, retratos, nuevas modas, canciones, poemas etc., se basan en la originalidad de cada artista y este las adquiere mediante la percepci�n sensorial, puede ser con la vista, el o�do, el tacto, el olfato o gusto.

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  4. Der Drogenkonsum ist ein weltweites Problem und es wird jedes Jahr immer neuen Drogen erstellen.

    II. Jugend und weiche Drogen a. Alkohol/Zigarrete Die meisten Jugendliche f�ngen mit Alkohol und Zigarreten. Eine Forschung der Welt.de Onlinezeitung, zeigt, dass jeder f�nfte 14 J�hrige Jugendiche w�chentlicht Alkohol trinkt. Hier steht ein Grafik, n�mlich ein Balkendiagramm, wo wir sehen k�nnen, dass mehr als die H�lfte der Jugendlichen kein Alkohol nehmen. Anderseits trinken etwas mehr als ein Zehntel der Jugendlichen zu viel und noch besorgniserregender ist, dass ein F�nftel in der letzten Monat mindestens einmal Koma-Trinken praktizierte.

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  5. Memoir - Africa to me. My fondest memories are of Lake Malawi. A place I found so peaceful and so comforting, I never wanted to leave.

    A place I found so peaceful and so comforting, I never wanted to leave. My family owns a small cottage at the lake, and we would spend a lot of weekends there with family and friends. It was only about a two and a half hour drive from town to the lake, but it felt endless. Everyone in the car was always excitedly edging to get there. I'll never forget the sensation you get when you first hop out the car. The hot fresh air hits your face, like when you first open an oven door, and you hear the crashing waves against the soft sand, the leaves constantly rustling with the wind.

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  6. Evaluacin de la Calidad de agua del mar en el distrito de Ancn

    IV. Procedimiento. 1. Primero se enumeraron cinco vasos donde ser�n colocadas las muestras de agua en cada parada. ( a orillas del mar, en una zona rocosa y en una pendiente rocosa) 2. Luego se mide con el GLX la temperatura del agua, la conductividad del agua, la cantidad de oxigeno disuelto en el agua, el pH y la turbidez del agua. 3. Para utilizar el GLX en otras muestras se debe enjuagar en agua destilada. Se repite los pasos mencionados en las dem�s paradas. V. Resultados. A. Primera parada. Temperatura ambiental 21.9 C� Muestra Temperatura del agua 1.- 20.5 2.- 19.5 3.- 20 4.- 20.4 5.- 19.7 Muestra Conductividad del agua 1.- 48650 2.- 45337 3.- 48780

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    Adem�s se aprecia claramente cu�les son los ligares en los que se desenvuelve dicha obra, por ejemplo: el palacio, donde Ant�gona y creonte discuten, Hem�n habla con su padre o Eur�dice se suicida, el descampado, donde la valiente Ant�gona se arriesga a dar sepultura y hacer los ritos a su hermano Pol�nices. Por otro lado, es innegable que en la obra existen momentos que transmiten mucha tensi�n; por ejemplo, cuando Ant�gona est� a punto de ser vista y luego es atrapada o en el instante en el que Ant�gona se suicida.

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  8. En qu medida contribuy el nacionalismo a los orgenes de la Primera Guerra Mundial (1914-1918)?

    Para m� este sentimiento nacionalista s� existi�, pero el que gener� parcialmente el estallido b�lico fue el nacionalismo exacerbado; puesto que cada naci�n adquiri� una connotaci�n de superioridad frente a la otra. Tanto Fern�ndez como el historiador franc�s Renouvin se�alan que este nacionalismo exacerbado fue el factor psicol�gico de la guerra. Si bien la causa inmediata o pretexto de la guerra fue el atentado de Sarajevo, Austro-Hungr�a vio la oportunidad de frenar al nacionalismo serbio mediante la guerra. Es entonces cuando Rusia interviene en calidad de protectora a favor de Serbia alegando su identificaci�n con ella, dado que el paneslavismo (naci�n eslava)

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  9. Written Task - An Egyptian bloggers view on the medias performance in the revolution

    For example, a pseudo-reporter named Tamer. He called Nile News channel an Egyptian state owned channel where he claimed that he "just escaped from the vicious place of Tahrir Square"; words like "vicious" are used as pathos to play up to the fears of the middle class that young protesters want to "ruin" the country (as he says later) by creating chaos and toppling the regime. He went on explaining how he had to run away because they were keeping anyone that wanted to leave "hostage"; this was again used to discourage people from going and seeing what is going on in Tahrir themselves as they would be "hostages".

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  10. In the science fiction movies Blade Runner, the director Ridley Scott just predicts not only the technological advancements, but questions the concept of the consequences of technology development.

    As replicants had developed emotion, and they looked exactly the same as humans, people will start suspicious about who is a real human and who is fake. In that case, people will not believe other people around them and therefore the world will not be peaceful to live. The gap between illusion and reality is remarkably minute in the movie. Take an example of a new kind of replicant, Rachel. Once the Tyrell Corporation implants predisposed memories to Rachel, she believes she is human all the way through, until Deckard tells her that she has been implanted with predisposed memories.

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  11. Ik ben in Februari in Groningen naar de theatertour van So You Think You Can Dance geweest.

    Mijn medepubliek was prima, soms mocht het wat enthousiaster, maar ik heb me er niet aan gestoord. Ik behoorde zeker weten tot de doelgroep, alleen mijn moeder die ook mee was vond het ook geweldig dus het optreden is gewoon voor alle leeftijden, zolang je maar van dansen houdt! En natuurlijk was iedereen ontzettend opgewonden omdat je nu �indelijk je helden van tv in het echt zou zien! De zaal was donker, totdat opeens de dansers op het podium stonden, de lichten aangingen en er een knallende groepschoreo werd gedanst.

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  12. Forgotten Music -the benefits of Classical Music

    The answer is yes, but it depends on the genres of music. Sometimes it varies between individuals, too, for example: modern music. "Modern music does not provide the right balance of rhythm and melody... it does not have the correct effect on a person's brain" (Maglione, "Effect of Classical Music on the Brain"). Loud and unsteady beats can be distracting to one who is trying to concentrate or study. According to a study conducted, "[classical music]... can be a bit distracting when attempting to concentrate on an exam or complex mental task" (Beckett, "Effects of Classical Music on Concentration").

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  13. Caracteristicas edad moderna. Se va a comenzar a pasar de un modo de produccin basado en el autoconsumo a una forma de produccin

    De esta manera es una sociedad profundamente inm�vil donde el sitio de cada cual est� predeterminado. Sin embargo dentro de este esquema se va a producir un hecho muy importante que a la larga va a dinamitar a esa sociedad y que ser� el desarrollo de la ciudad y de un grupo social unido a ella que ser� la burgues�a. 3. Estructura pol�tica En esta �poca se pone en cuesti�n el sistema de gobierno que en teor�a se hab�a mantenido durante la Edad Media: y era la existencia de dos poderes universales que ven�an constituidos por el Papa y por el Emperador.

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  14. El descubrimiento y la conquista de Amrica es s uno de los grandes acontecimientos de la historia moderna.

    * Tambi�n nos encontramos con razones de tipos religiosas y hay en este sentido un af�n por evangelizar otros �mbitos, otras partes del planeta. * Tambi�n existen las razones de tipo pol�tico o de prestigio. En este sentido el descubrimiento y conquista de Am�rica hay que entenderlo dentro de la competencia y de la lucha entre las potencias europeas por lograr una determinada supremac�a. * Pero de todas las razones son probablemente las econ�micas las m�s importantes y dentro de ellas hay un gran inter�s por conseguir nuevas especias que son muy importantes para la conservaci�n e ingesti�n de los alimentos.

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  15. Paises en el comienzo de la edad moderna

    Su reinado se caracteriza por ser de una gran debilidad que el monarca ten�a poco car�cter y va a consentir que la nobleza acumule un excesivo poder. La descendencia de Enrique IV era una cuesti�n bastante complicada. Parece ser que no estaba claro que su hija Juana fuera su descendiente. Durante alg�n tiempo el monarca va a estar dudando entre elegir como heredero suyo a su hija Juana o a su hermana Isabel. Cuando Isabel es elegida como futura sucesora, esta contraviene las �rdenes del rey cas�ndose de forma clandestina con Fernando que era el hijo y heredero del rey Juan De Arag�n.

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  16. Persuasive Article Language Analysis. How and why are homosexuals portrayed by Mohamed Sibai as an abomination?

    I couldn't believe what I saw, I know that Lebanon aims to be an ideal 'secular' country, but if this is what 'secular' is then maybe it's not such a good idea. Homosexuality has always been a controversial subject in the world, not just Lebanon. In the United States some states have legalized s****l marriage while others halve outlawed the act. Every holy religion has condemned it. Islam condemns it to a point where the culprits are to be stoned to death.

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  17. Reading, Stealing, and Writing Like a Writer by Wendy Bishop, a successful writer, reveals some insights about how to compose a good essay.

    "If you start to study sentences as a writer does, you'll see that they're more varied and flexible, better instrument for exploring and expressing thought, then maybe you ever know" (Bishop). Therefore, the reader will understand that in order to compose a successful essay, sentences are extremely important. But how can we create good sentence? Wendy Bishop suggests us to use the technique of "stealing." According to Bishop, in order to "steal" the sentence, we need to learn how to analyze the sentence, how sentences work in each paragraph, how will they affect the meaning that we are trying to express, and so on.

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  18. La economia del antiguo regimen. En 1503, la Corona crea la Casa de Contratacin de Sevilla para controlar el trfico de personas y mercancas

    La concentraci�n de la tierra estaba en manos de la nobleza y del clero. La agricultura era esencialmente de autoconsumo y de subsistencia, dedicada al policultivo (b�sicamente del cereal), que depend�a en gran medida del tiempo y del clima. Adem�s las cosechas fueron tambi�n azotadas por la crisis de subsistencia. Todo ello gener� hambre, desnutrici�n y un aumento de la mortalidad. A partir del siglo XVI Am�rica importa muchos productos nuevos entre los que destacan el tabaco, el cacao, la patata, el ma�z..., enriqueciendo la agricultura espa�ola. A mediados del siglo XVIII Inglaterra va poner medios para atajar los atrasos tecnol�gicos agrarios en lo que se conoci� como la Revoluci�n Industrial, donde entre otras cosas se cre� la cosechadora.

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  19. Analysis of Asterix in Spain. Le titre du rcit que jai lu est Astrix en Hispanie.

    Avec sa victoire, Ast�rix est sorti, et Nonpossumus a renvoy� de l'arm�e, d�cid� d'�tre un torero. Ob�lix a apport� Pepe � son village. Ast�rix arrive au village qui est assi�g� par les Romains. Pour rejoindre avec Ast�rix, Ob�lix a couru � travers les lignes romaines et il les a dispers�es partout. A la fin, Ils ont dit au revoir � Pepe et aux Ib�res ils sont revenus � Gaule pour le banquet habituel et Ob�lix a donn� une d�monstration de danse espagnole.

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  20. The man on the left- advertisement textual analysis The advertisement poster made by the American Civil Liberties Union depicts a sad truth that has, and still does, affect our society: racial bias.

    number of tools, such as the use of concise but imposing language and the use of events and facts of general contextual knowledge. The two pictures are in fact of two very important men, and in order to fully comprehend the advertisement, the audience is required to know that; on the left, we find a picture of a men with a very positive connotation: Martin Luther King, while, on the right, we find the picture of a men who has been known to terrorize the masses and put an end to human lives in gruesome manners.

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  21. Persepolis: La famille heureuse? Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0b/Persepolis_film.jpg/215px-Persepolis_film.jpg Regardez cette photo et ditez-moi ce que vous voyez.

    Mais elle ne vit pas dans le monde r�el, en revanche elle est confiante, bavarde et a du franc parler, trop de franc parler. Un jour elle dit exactement ce qu'elle pense, quelque chose qui est interdit en Iran.

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  22. Gographie 3e Partie Des mondes en qute de dveloppement. Questions and answers.

    Les pays du Nord concentrent les 2/3 de le richesse mondiale pour 16 % de la population. Les Pays en Voie de D�veloppement (les PED ou Sud) produisent 1/3 de la richesse mondiale pour 84 % de la population. Les 49 Pays les Moins Avanc�s (PMA) ont un PIB �quivalent � celui de l'Autriche. Plus de 2.5 milliards de personnes (c'est-�-dire la moiti� de la population des Sud) vivent avec moins de 2 dollars/jours. Cependant, pour mesurer le d�veloppement le PNB et PIB sont insuffisants.

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  23. French - Les deux grandes logiques de la protection sociale.

    Niveau des prestations sociales Les prestations sociales re�ues sont : .proportionnelles au salaire pr�c�dent. Les prestations sociales re�ues sont : .une somme identique pour les personnes sous un seuil de revenus. Gestion du syst�me Gestion par les partenaires sociaux Gestion par l'Etat. Effet redistributif .Redistribution horizontale (des biens portants vers les malades, des actifs occup�s vers les ch�meurs, des actifs vers les retrait�s. .................................) Redistribution verticale (des " plus riches " vers les " plus pauvres ") Apparition historique du syst�me Bismarck (Allemagne fin 19�me si�cle) Voici les 2 logiques de la protection sociale r�sum�es en une phrase.

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  24. She sat on the steps of the elevated road crossing with one hand gently shaking the plastic cup

    Two puppies, no more than a few weeks old, completely oblivious to the surrounding chaos. My exact age evades me now, but I know that I was around the age of seven or eight, and had lived in Africa for at least three years: I had bared witness to tragic poverty countless times before. So why was this one girl causing my body to ache in such a way that I'd never felt before? Why was my chest being crushed? The next few steps became the most painful ones I've ever taken, each one lasting a lifetime at least.

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  25. Billie Holidays Strange Fruit changed the world; of that there is no doubt.

    white people who had occupied the land before them were themselves the strange fruit which swung from the poplar trees and were plucked by crows. For African Americans, the emotions initially inspired by Strange Fruit may have been predominantly senses of disgust wrought by the vivid imagery painted by Holiday's simple and harsh sounding words and contempt for those who perpetuated the act described. But that was not all the song was for it had a purpose greater than that of merely describing an injustice or inspiring even more negativity between the two ethnicities.

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German is a widely spoken European language, probably more widely spoken than you might think at first. It is the primary language in many countries like Germany, Austria and Switzerland but it is also a secondary (and recognised), language in South Africa, Namibia, Brazil, Denmark and Hungary. Given that so much of our business activity is done with the European Community and that Germany remains the biggest economy within it, you’ll find that having the ability to speak and write German is a very attractive qualification for many employers. GCSE German, like the other languages you’ll study at this level, is a mixture of reading, writing, listening and speaking and you’ll use a variety of different methods and media – audio tapes, films, books and video clips. The assessment will cover all of those four disciplines and there will be end-of-course written examinations. You can really help yourself in accessing the Marked by Teachers site where there are a considerable number of GCSE German essay answers to study and learn from.

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