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  • The Death Sentence Kills Us

    The Death Sentence Kills Us

    Prompt #1 Bryan Barajas The Death Sentence Kills Us When a person commits a very serious crime, you’d expect them to be executed in a matter of days. However, several years later after being sentenced, many are still locked up. In the article, Donald McCartin shares his experience with the death penalty. He was appointed as a judge by Jerry Brown in 1978. He served until 1993 and in that time sentenced ten criminals to

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    Submitted: September 8, 2015 By: Bryanb788
  • The Debate on Same-Sex Marriages

    The Debate on Same-Sex Marriages

    The Debate on Same-Sex Marriages The legalization of same-sex marriages is a political and emotional debate that has recently become a big issue in today’s society. Once considered to be a mental illness, homosexuality is gradually being seen as a natural condition that people are born with. Until recently gay’s and lesbian’s behavior was illegal and they were often arrested, persecuted, or imprisoned for their expression of love. Most governments have been forced to drop

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Debt Debate

    The Debt Debate

    The article “The Debt Debate,” discusses our nation’s problems with credit card debt and clearly points out that people are significantly more in debt to credit card companies today than they have ever been. Several possible reasons for this debt are explored. Warren believes that “increasing costs without an increase in wage is the culprit while Manning blames people who currently think of credit cards as “an entitlement.” I personally have to agree with the

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: regina
  • The Decameron

    The Decameron

    The Decameron Joel King GE4455 Literature October 26, 2005 Joshua Wilkes Completed about 1353 by Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron takes place in Florence in 1348. About the same time that Boccaccio was writing The Decameron, the plague or Black Death was making its way through Western Europe. About a fourth of the population of Europe died from the plague. Boccaccio himself had someone personal die from the plague. His lover, Maria d’Aquino, died in

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Decision

    The Decision

    The Decision Since I was a little girl all I wanted to do was help animals. When I was twenty two I got a job at a local animal hospital. It wasn’t until a routine sort of day that I realized this might not be a field I should pursue. I went into work and started with my daily tasks of giving out the medications to the animals, prepping animals for surgery, and setting up

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Jack
  • The Decline of the American Horror Film

    The Decline of the American Horror Film

    Decline of American Horror Films American horror films have undergone several series of change in the past 50 years. The claim most often directed against modern horror is that it is somehow “sick”. Some viewers declare its preoccupation with violence and sexuality is excessive and politically incorrect. However, the horror films of the 1960’s redefined and distinguished American horror with racial undertones as in Romero’s “Night of The Living Dead,” and indirectly addressing social and

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    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Decreasing Trend in Child Vaccinations

    The Decreasing Trend in Child Vaccinations

    The Decreasing trend in Child Vaccinations Immunization can be defined as the process in which a person, typically at an infant age, is made immune to infectious diseases usually through the administration of vaccines. Doctors and healthcare providers recommend vaccainations to infants to protect them from common diseases that can be deadly especially to young children and infants. The process, as explained by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is referred to as

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    Submitted: March 29, 2016 By: ZackB
  • The Defects of Society Can Be Traced Back to the Defects of Human Natur

    The Defects of Society Can Be Traced Back to the Defects of Human Natur

    “The defects of Society can be traced back to the defects of human nature” -William Golding The defects of society and how it relates to the defects of human nature can be explained by the savagery that drives the defects of society, and the same savagery that drives the defects of human nature. Civilization is what separates man from animals. When civilization disintegrates, man resorts to bestiality and savagery. I agree with Golding’s interpretation of

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Victor
  • The Defense of Frankenstein’s Creature

    The Defense of Frankenstein’s Creature

    The Defense of Frankenstein’s Creature Victor Frankenstein, a character in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, decided that he wanted to bring life into this world; a life that would eventually go on to killing the creator himself. The Creature can be seen as either innocent or guilty. The popular opinion of the Creature seems to be that he is guilty considering how he has burned down a house, set up Justine for murder and murdered three others.

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Monika
  • The Defining Characteristic of Expression: Expressionism in the Works of Joyce

    The Defining Characteristic of Expression: Expressionism in the Works of Joyce

    1. The capitalist paradigm of reality and postconceptual theory In the works of Joyce, a predominant concept is the distinction between opening and closing. Any number of desituationisms concerning the difference between sexual identity and society may be found. “Sexual identity is meaningless,” says Derrida. It could be said that Lacan promotes the use of expressionism to analyse and modify reality. The subject is contextualised into a postconceptual theory that includes art as a whole.

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    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Victor
  • The Definition of a Knight

    The Definition of a Knight

    The Definition of a Knight Knights were a type of soldier established in the middle ages, sworn to protect the nobility. They followed the rules of chivalry, rode the best horses, bared the finest arms and weaponry, and were highly respected. A strong need for protection of the nobility brought knighthood to be and chivalry to order. True knights are far and few now, by the end of the 16th century knighthood was over. Real

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Yan
  • The Definition of Independence

    The Definition of Independence

    The Definition of Independence Some people say that the definition of independence is a complex word and idea to try to define. In al truth independence is a perplexing word to try to define. This is because everybody has their own speculations of what independence is. Very infrequently are their two people that have the same perception of what the definition of independence is. What I perceive the definition of independence is the absolute freedom

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    Submitted: January 23, 2010 By: Edward
  • The Delay of Denmark

    The Delay of Denmark

    THE DELAY OF DENMARK Prince Hamlet of Denmark began a torturing tramp to revenge that literally drove him down the highway, up the sidewalk and to the very front door of murder. Though his desire is quite insatiable and unquenchable, it was not initiated of his own accord. He was petitioned by the tormented ghost of his dead father to avenge the murder that was so unfairly forced up on him. Yet even though most

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    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Kevin
  • The Deliverance from Traditional Black Writings

    The Deliverance from Traditional Black Writings

    Oxherding Tale is a slave narrative that is unlike conventional black novels. Charles Johnson transforms the traditional black writings into a form of literature that provides meaning, existence, and freedom to blacks in literature. These traditional writings are what Johnson calls “protest novels” that relate to the hardships, racism, and the oppression placed on blacks (Johnson IX). Johnson feels that these novels are not focusing on significant points and should focus more on blacks experiencing

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Depiction of Laertes as a Foil Character to Hamlet

    The Depiction of Laertes as a Foil Character to Hamlet

    The Depiction of Laertes as a foil character to Hamlet In the Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet, the author introduces a character relatively early who, little to the reader’s knowledge, is vital to the climax of the story. Laertes is unmistakably one of the larger foils to Hamlet in the outcome of the play. To fully comprehend the image of a foil in the play, one must understand the definition. The transitive verb tense of foil is

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    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Stenly
  • The Desert

    The Desert

    The human heart not only supplies life but it also represents feelings and emotions. In the Desert uses intense imagery to paint a vivid picture while also using point of view and symbolism to send a message about human emotion and feelings. Although this poem is brief it contains a very powerful point about the human heart and emotions. This poem appears to be written by a person that has just lost a loved one,

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    Submitted: April 4, 2010 By: Monika
  • The Desolate Child

    The Desolate Child

    The Desolate Child As I watched the circus of children stampede throughout the courtyard, I noticed a certain cheery disposition that most of the children took. Many seemed very active, if they weren’t walking around and talking with their different friends than they were competing against each other in basketball, tetherball, hopscotch and tag in the basketball court centered in the middle of the playground. All the children seemed playful, energetic and full of life.

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    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Destruction of Blanche Dubois - Critical Analytical Response to Literary Texts Final Essay

    The Destruction of Blanche Dubois - Critical Analytical Response to Literary Texts Final Essay

    The Destruction of Blanche Dubois Critical Analytical Response to literary Texts Final Essay Herneet Samra A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Williams explores the aspect of when one creates an alternate reality and loses their sanity in response to destructive forces. The play is about thirty year old, Blanche Dubois who moves into her sisters house after losing everything that was important to her such as her relatives and home. This leaves her feeling

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    Submitted: February 23, 2016 By: hsamra
  • The Destruction of Macbeth

    The Destruction of Macbeth

    At some point in the life of every individual, certain events and changes occur that shape the person into how they will behave and appear in the future. The life of an individual either starts to blossom with opportunity or starts going through a consistent downward spiral. How does it work out perfectly for some and go wrong for others? Macbeth is a prime example of how one decision can alter life forever. As

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    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Fonta
  • The Destructive Power of Monomania

    The Destructive Power of Monomania

    The Destructive Power of Monomania Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein emphasizes the dangers of monomania by illustrating how Victor Frankenstein’s obsessive pursuit to defeat death leads to the destruction of his own friends and family, and eventually, himself. In the beginning Frankenstein is portrayed as a bright and intelligent young boy with a deep interest in science. However, his obsessive pursuit of his scientific “invention” and consequent reckless disregard of moral and social values leads to the

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    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Victor
  • The Destructors

    The Destructors

    The characters dubbed the “Wormsley Common Gang” in Graham Greenes “The Destructors” are a deeply ambiguous group of kids, whose ethics, have been marred by post war society. Even the most virtuous of men are susceptible to the bitter ravages brought forth in the community in times of war. Grief shows no distinction in times of blood shed, all share in the shame of public and domestic dysfunction. Such is the case of this troubled

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Bred
  • The Destructors/the Child by Tiger

    The Destructors/the Child by Tiger

    ENGL 102 Fiction Essay ENGL 102: Literature and Composition Spring D 2016 Steven Marshall L27935823 APA The Destructors/The Child by Tiger Thesis: Often it is said, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” With both Trevor from “The Destructors” by Graham Green and Dick from “The Child by Tiger” by Thomas Wolfe, this saying proved accurate. As each story began, both Dick and Trevor appeared to be humble individuals however a darker side to their

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    Submitted: April 21, 2016 By: stepat
  • The Devastating Power of Obsessive Love in Eugenie Grandet

    The Devastating Power of Obsessive Love in Eugenie Grandet

    Written in 1833, Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac is a novel about the devastating power of obsessive love, which leads to the destruction of a family. In the novel, Balzac introduces us to the character of Grandet. His greed and obsession with gold are evident throughout the story. His family, consisting of his wife and daughter, live daily under the shadow of his oppression. He has warped their view of reality to adjust to

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    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Edward
  • The Develoment of the Horror Genre

    The Develoment of the Horror Genre

    The term Gothic is significant for the understanding of the origins and development of the horror genre. Both of these genres differ, whilst Gothic literature is the text that explores the frightening extremes in mankind, horror focuses more on the unknown. The Gothic horror genre has changed over time and retains importance because it is the antecedent of the horror genre. Factors such as the definition of the word Gothic, the archetypes of the genre,

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Fonta
  • The Development of the Character of Bilbo Baggins

    The Development of the Character of Bilbo Baggins

    As children develop into adults, certain events and time periods stand out as the reason for important changes in their character. J.R.R. Tolkien portrayed the main character of The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, as a child on his trip into adulthood. Throughout The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist, changes from a childlike hobbit to a fully matured hero. J.R.R. Tolkien divides the change in Bilbo’s character into the three major part of the book, prior to

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: regina
  • The Devil and Tom Walker

    The Devil and Tom Walker

    In the short story “The Devil and Tom Walker”, the author shows greed by the main character selling his soul for a large treasure, being a cheap and greedy moneylender, and the lack of the main character and his wife sharing the wealth between each other in order to show that people will do anything for money and become rich. “The Devil and Tom Walker” was written by Washington Irving. Washington was a very famous

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: David
  • The Diary of Anne Frank

    The Diary of Anne Frank

    The Diary of Mrs. Frank D-day 1944, I feel terrible. I don ‘t know what I was thinking, trying to kick Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan out of our hiding place. My family has never seen me like this. I must’ve forgotten to tell you what happened. Well, let me tell you. We were all sleeping when I opened my eyes, and saw Mr. Van Daan stealing bread. I immediately woke up everyone, by screaming

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    Submitted: April 18, 2010 By: regina
  • The Difference Between the Methods of Control in 1984 and Brave New World

    The Difference Between the Methods of Control in 1984 and Brave New World

    The difference between the methods of control in 1984 and BRAVE NEW WORLD is the difference between external control by force and internal control, enforced only by the citizen's own mind. While 1984's method has real-world precedent and seems more feasible to the modern reader, in the end it boils down to the oppression of a people whose human nature at its very core demands freedom. No amount of dictatorial force can eliminate this

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    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Yan
  • The Difference of Initial Inference of Identity

    The Difference of Initial Inference of Identity

    Moy 1 Shelly Moy M. Ragan ENG261AC April 14, 2003 “The Difference of Initial Inference of Identity” S.E. Hinton’s novel, The Outsiders, is at first a narrative of Ponyboy, a young outcast boy who later becomes a young man filled with identity. At the end of the novel, it is revealed that the narrative is actually Ponyboy’s autobiographical account of his quest for a place in society. The symbols and motifs of The Outsiders

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    Submitted: May 17, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Dilemma of to Be, or Not to Be, That Is the Question Shalt only Remain a Tragedy to Hamlet, Not Students

    The Dilemma of to Be, or Not to Be, That Is the Question Shalt only Remain a Tragedy to Hamlet, Not Students

    The dilemma of “to be, or not to be, that is the question” Shalt only remain a tragedy to Hamlet, not students Introduction Shakespearean Plays have been praised as one of the most profound literature works in the English language. The plays reflect social/political situation; Shakespeare also brilliantly manipulate techniques such as characterization, plot, language, and genre [Chambers, E. K. (1944). Shakespearean Gleanings. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 35. OCLC 2364570]; Shakespeare was also a pioneer

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: David
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