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  • Define Normal Book Talk

    Define Normal Book Talk

    What if you had to peer council a person that you couldn't even stand! Would you be mad? Or what would you do if it happened to you? One of the main characters is a girl named Jasmine but they call her Jazz for short. Jazz is basically a goth girl and she has black hair with a little pink on top. She goes to high school and is around the age of 15. Jazz

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    Submitted: May 17, 2010 By: Janna
  • Defining Imperialism and Colonialism

    Defining Imperialism and Colonialism

    Defining Imperialism and Colonialism * By 1914, Europe held 85% of the earth as colonies, protectorates, etc. * Imperialism: territorial expansion from a center outwards, driven by ideology, and resulting in a geographical entity. Unified territory, expanding. Ex. Roman Empire. * Colonialism: less homogeneous than imperialism. Developed without a plan or ideology. Commercial/economic motives. Types: Settler (emigrants take the land and dominate economically and politically, Canada, Australia- 98% of pop), and Administered (goal is economic

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    Submitted: November 3, 2014 By: jpblampied57
  • Definition Essay on Love for Romeo and Juliet

    Definition Essay on Love for Romeo and Juliet

    Benjamin Seib 2/24/16 Block 4 Romeo and Juliet essay Fairytales and wars have both stemmed from love. Nelson Rockefeller said, “Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love.” This quote, not only true in life, proves true in the play, Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare portrays love as being one of the most powerful emotions which can lead to as much happiness as destruction. Through Romeo and Juliet, we are shown that

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    Submitted: March 9, 2016 By: jandjseib
  • Delegation

    Delegation

    Delegation The hardest skill for a manager to master sometimes is delegation. It is a skill that, at the root, is fundamental in the ultimate success in whatever endeavor one would encounter. Delegation is very important, especially in the business that I am in, the parcel industry. United Parcel Service is a multibillion dollar corporation where I am currently employed. Within its structure, without those who can properly delegate, it would be virtually impossible

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Janna
  • Dell Computer: Organization of a Global Production Network

    Dell Computer: Organization of a Global Production Network

    Introduction: In 2001, Dell Computer became the world's largest personal computer vendor, continuing to gain market share and post profits in an industry struggling with slumping sales and billions of dollars in losses. Dell sells 90% of its PCs directly to the final customer, largely bypassing the reseller channel that accounts for most of the world's PC sales. This direct customer relationship is the key to Dell's business model, and provides distinct advantages over the

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    Submitted: May 8, 2011 By: yingdanfeng
  • Delusional Characters in Shakespeare

    Delusional Characters in Shakespeare

    Delusional Characters in Shakespeare "Delusion can often lead to unhappiness." Comment on how characters you have studied in a text this semester have deluded themselves and other. What was the outcome of this delusion? In William Shakespeare's play text "Macbeth", we are shown delusion can often lead to unhappiness. Many of the characters in the play deluded themselves and others along the way. A deluded Macbeth destroys his entire kingdom by deluding others around him

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    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • Demian

    Demian

    In the story, Demian, Sinclair states that people help themselves without the help of others in such matters. When a person gets help from teachers, mentors or advisors, this support is not meant to put a person down, but to motivate and help move them along in life. People helped Sinclair get through life in many situations, starting when he was a little boy at the age of ten. There are some who may come

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    Submitted: April 18, 2010 By: Mike
  • Democracy in Crisis

    Democracy in Crisis

    Americans are passionate about representative democracy in concept. But they are less familiar and comfortable with democracy's reality-the institutions, practices and processes that make government work. For many, there is a wide chasm between the cherished ideals of the American Constitution and the processes it prescribes. Instead of debate, compromise and conflict, Americans often perceive bickering, self-interest, equivocation and partisanship. Polls show Americans' lack of trust in government and growing frustration with the public officials

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Janna
  • Democratizing the Enemy: the Japanese American Internment

    Democratizing the Enemy: the Japanese American Internment

    Democratizing the Enemy: The Japanese American Internment. By Brian Masaru Hayashi. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2004. 328 pp. Racial prejudice, the hysterics of war, and appalling government leadership are repeatedly used as the rationale behind Japanese- American internment during World War II. Brian Hayashi’s book, “Democratizing the Enemy: The Japanese American Internment, suggests the government was maybe not acting as adolescently as the previous excuses for internment rational would suggest but rather conducting the

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Demon Lover

    Demon Lover

    DEMON’S WRATH Elizabeth Bowen‘s “The Demon Lover” is the story of Kathleen Drover’s repressed fear driving her to psychotic madness. The story shows us that what you create in your mind is a reflection of who you are inside. Kathleen Drover is an indirect casualty of war. When she was 19, Kathleen had lost her fiancй to the First World War. After she heard of his death, she had entered a state of depression

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    Submitted: April 7, 2010 By: Yan
  • Denny’s Tapes

    Denny’s Tapes

    Denny’s Tapes was written by Carolyn Meyer. Denny is a seventeen-year-old male who has a black father and a white mother. He is kicked out of his house by his step-father because his step-father found out that Denny was having a relationship with his daughter. On his journey, Denny learns very much about his black side of his family, his white side of his family, and being mixed. After Denny is banned from his house,

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    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Depression Is Contagious

    Depression Is Contagious

    “Depression is Contagious” Leo Tolstoy once said, “Happy families are alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In essence, all unhappy families have their own unique reasons for feeling so. The extent to which they are unhappy varies as well. By analyzing individual conflict and struggles, the novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest, examines human nature and unique forms of “unhappiness.” Buck’s death is symbolic of the loss of stability for the

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Jon
  • Der Handschuh - Friedrich Schiller

    Der Handschuh - Friedrich Schiller

    Gedichtinterpretation Friedrich von Schiller Der Handschuh Vor seinem Lцwengarten, Das Kampfspiel zu erwarten, SaЯ Kцnig Franz, Und um ihn die GroЯen der Krone, Und rings auf hohem Balkone Die Damen in schцnem Kranz. Und wie er winkt mit dem Finger, Auftut sich der weite Zwinger, Und hinein mit bedдchtigem Schritt Ein Lцwe tritt Und sieht sich stumm Ringsum Mit langem Gдhnen Und schьttelt die Mдhnen Und streckt die Glieder Und legt sich nieder. Und der

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    Submitted: March 26, 2010 By: Steve
  • Derek Walcott's Major Dramatic Works

    Derek Walcott's Major Dramatic Works

    Derek Walcott 1930- Mountain won an Obie Award, and in 1992 Walcott received the Nobel Prize for literature. MAJOR DRAMATIC WORKS The importance of understanding and preserving West Indian culture is a prominent theme in Walcott's works. Many of his plays, often called "folk dramas," are firmly rooted in the common life and language of the West Indies, and they frequently evoke Caribbean dialect and legends. These folk dramas, including "The Sea at Dauphin," lone,

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    Submitted: April 30, 2011 By: kaypinnock
  • Dereliction of Duty

    Dereliction of Duty

    “...I am now going to my grave with that lapse in moral courage." Harold K. Johnson, Army Chief of Staff 1964-1968 The 1997 book, Dereliction of Duty, may become a critical treatise in the area of military ethics.[1] The research was extensive (some 5 years), although it was primarily descriptive without incisive analysis or critique. Ironically, that may be the most powerful aspect of the book. The facts and information are systematically laid out, and

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Describe How Napoleon Became Dictator of Animal Farm and How He Maintained His Position over the Years

    Describe How Napoleon Became Dictator of Animal Farm and How He Maintained His Position over the Years

    Napoleon was a pig in more than one sense. Words that you associate with pigs are not often pleasant. ‘Pig’ referring to one who is greedy and has more than their fair share; ‘pig headed’ refers to one who is extremely stubborn and thinks they are always right; ‘the pigs’ refer to police, or other figures of authority. Napoleon became dictator of Animal Farm merely due to the fact that he was a pig, and

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Describe the Various Obstacles Raul Faces on His Road to High School Graduation?

    Describe the Various Obstacles Raul Faces on His Road to High School Graduation?

    Chapter 1: Question1: Describe the various obstacles Raul faces on his road to high school graduation? Answer: first of all is the lack of his economy problem; he rather buys the jacket on the street than in the store, because he thought he never got the good deals in stores. He didn’t fully pay the man who had sold him the blue down jacket; he decided to pay him later when he had the money,

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    Submitted: March 23, 2010 By: Edward
  • Description of Roderick Usher

    Description of Roderick Usher

    Edgar Alan Poe is an American writer, who is best known for his fondness for macabre, dualism of the world, mysterious atmosphere and incomprehensible events. He also likes to put very complicated and complex characters into his stories. In The fall of house of Usher Poe introduce us to Roderick Usher, one the main characters in the story. Roderick along with his twin sister Madeline are the last standing descendants of the Ushers. The family

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Max
  • Descriptions of La in Chandler’s "the Long Goodbye"

    Descriptions of La in Chandler’s "the Long Goodbye"

    Raymond Chandler, The long Goodbye There are not very many direct descriptions of L.A. Direct description of L.A.: Expensive taste: p.9 Ў°the stores along Hollywood Boulevard were already beginning to fill up with overpriced Christmas junk Ў­Ў± Near Mexico: p.28 Ў°seven hours to Mexico CityЎ± p.31 Ў°border peopleЎ± p.33 Ў°itЎЇs a long drag from Tijuana and one of the dullest drives in the state. Tijuana is nothing; all they want there is the buck. Ў­

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Descriptive Language

    Descriptive Language

    Research Paper Descriptive language is a literary tool used by many great writers. We clearly see this in the stories “Boys & Girls”, “Cat in the Rain”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and the poem “A Far Cry from Africa”. Through the use of metaphors, imagery, similes and symbolism, the authors present their issues more effectively. We see that in all these stories, descriptive language is used to demonstrate how a characters identity predicament

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    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Bred
  • Desecration of the American Dream in Glengarry Glen Ross

    Desecration of the American Dream in Glengarry Glen Ross

    Desecration of the American Dream in Glengarry Glen Ross Glengarry Glen Ross portrays a harsh view of American business that not only contradicts, but also befouls the values of the "American Dream." The idealistic importance of fairness, equality, and the idea that hard work brings success included in this "dream" of American society is clearly not reality in this play. The values of work ethic, and equal opportunity are betrayed, and there is a

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Artur
  • Design

    Design

    The starting point for the speaker's thinking is what he perceives to be a coincidence: a white spider sits on a white flower holding up a white moth. The coincidence is even more striking because heal-alls are usually blue. In Western culture, the color white usually symbolizes goodness, purity, and innocence. The language of the poem suggests these connotative links: the spider is "dimpled" as well as "fat and white," like a newborn baby. The

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    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Desire, Love, and Identity for Les Miserables

    Desire, Love, and Identity for Les Miserables

    Desire, Identity, and Love In pages 230 to 270 of Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, Marius desired Cossette, everyday waiting for her at the boulevard. As he began getting bored of only seeing her, he had to do something. He stalked her, to her house. There Marius was finally able to talk to her. After that, Marius discovered a hole in his wall. This hole led to his neighbor’s apartment, allowing him to spy upon

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    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Bred
  • Desire, Love, and Identity for Les Miserables

    Desire, Love, and Identity for Les Miserables

    Desire, Identity, and Love In pages 230 to 270 of Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, Marius desired Cossette, everyday waiting for her at the boulevard. As he began getting bored of only seeing her, he had to do something. He stalked her, to her house. There Marius was finally able to talk to her. After that, Marius discovered a hole in his wall. This hole led to his neighbor’s apartment, allowing him to spy upon

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    Submitted: June 11, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Despite Christopher’s Difficulties It Is His Parent’s Actions We Cannot Accept - Do You Agree?

    Despite Christopher’s Difficulties It Is His Parent’s Actions We Cannot Accept - Do You Agree?

    “Despite Christopher’s difficulties it is his parent’s actions we cannot accept” Do you agree? In the text “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”, Christopher Boone suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism (QUOTE). This means he can be sometimes a handful for his parents. It is because of his condition that his mother leaves and his relationship with his father breaks down. But its not just Christopher’s fault his

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Vika
  • Destructive Force in Beauty (the Bluest Eye)

    Destructive Force in Beauty (the Bluest Eye)

    The Destructive Force in Beauty Beauty is dangerous, especially when you lack it. In the book “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison, we witness the effects that beauty brings. Specifically the collapse of Pecola Breedlove, due to her belief that she did not hold beauty. The media in the 1940’s as well as today imposes standards in which beauty is measured up to; but in reality beauty dwells within us all whether it’s visible or

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Top
  • Detailed Book Report on Elie Wiesel’s Night

    Detailed Book Report on Elie Wiesel’s Night

    Jon Cannon Period 1 Section 1 Elie tells of his hometown, Sighet, and of Moshe the Beadle. He tells of his family and his three sisters, Hilda, Bйa, and the baby of the family, Tzipora. Elie is taught the cabala by Moshe the Beadle. Moshe is taken away and sees an entire train of people murdered by the Gestapo. He returns to Sighet and tries to warn them, but no one believes his story. The

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Anna
  • Detailed Tom Sawyer Summary

    Detailed Tom Sawyer Summary

    Tom Sawyer is a mischievous boy who starts out the story by skipping school to swim. Tom almost gets away with it, but his half-brother, Sid, points out that the collar of his shirt is sewn in a different color. On Saturday, Tom is given the chore of whitewashing a long fence, 2 coats. Tome tells other boys passing by that it is fun. They become jealous of his job and “pay” him in various

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Deterioration in the Lord of the Flies

    Deterioration in the Lord of the Flies

    When the boys first arrived at the island they were all nice little British school boys that followed the rules, but then quickly deteriorated into malicious killing savages. There are three examples of symbols that illustrate deterioration in the book The Lord of The Flies by William Golding. The examples are: when the conch breaks, when the fire burns down the forest, and when Jack kills the first pig. The first symbol that illustrates deterioration

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Deus Ex Machina and Fate Vs. Duty

    Deus Ex Machina and Fate Vs. Duty

    Deus ex Machina and Fate vs. Duty in Homer's The Iliad and Virgil's The Aeneid The actions taken by the gods in the works of Homer's The Iliad and Virgil's The Aeneid are numerous and important. Both works gain their momentum from the activities of the gods, and without these heavenly actors the two stories would quickly become stagnant and fizzle out into inaction. The central divine driving force in both of the works is

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Mike
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