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  • 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
  • Developing Good Business Sense

    Developing Good Business Sense

    Developing Good Business Sense Developing Good Business Sense Cynthia L. Mills 06/16/2013 Michael Moore ________________ Developing Good Business Sense The three companies that I am going to analyze are; a nursing home, a fast food restaurant and a retail chain store. Let’s start with the nursing home and their type of operating system. Their input would be the patients and the labor that it takes every day to take care of these patients. The operating

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    Submitted: November 11, 2014 By: clmills58
  • Development of the Character of Lady Macbeth

    Development of the Character of Lady Macbeth

    It is a difficult task, to discover the essence and origin of a character and their trends, which so often surprise us by their existence where we least expect. Therefore, from what is known about Lady Macbeth is what should be written about her character. Lady Macbeth is amongst the most essential of characters in the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Upon her introduction in Act 1 Scene 5, Lady Macbeth is brought into the

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    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Devil In The Shape Of A Woman

    Devil In The Shape Of A Woman

    Animal Experimentation: Nothing’s Wrong With Trying How much is a human life worth when compared to an animals? Would it even be comparable? Although our world functions solely on the backs of humans why do some find it necessary to prefer to save the life of an animal over a human? Animal’s experimentation has been around for hundreds of years. Through it, lives have been saved, methods for controlling diseases have been discovered, and new

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    Submitted: May 21, 2010 By: Bred
  • Devil in the White City

    Devil in the White City

    Write an essay discussing the historical insights presented in Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City, being sure to answer the following questions: In what ways does the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 represent the contrasts and conflicts of the Gilded Age? What is the Fair’s lasting imprint on American society & culture, & what new trends does it signal for the twentieth century? Although the Chicago World’s fair of 1893 only lasted 6 months,

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Mikki
  • DEVIL WEARS PRADA

    DEVIL WEARS PRADA

    MORAL VALUES : • Never Be Ashamed Of Success Andy Sachs is making a success of her career. Her friends are not. Her boyfriend is a slacker, with no ambition himself and constant complaints at Andy's sacrifices. The movie concludes that he's in the right and Andy's in the wrong. That's a Hollywood angle. Really it's the slacker boyfriend who's entirely wrong. Never be ashamed of success, be proud. If you do good work, get

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    Submitted: April 28, 2011 By: wendy0o4
  • Devils Trill

    Devils Trill

    “Devils Trill” Before the Spring Festival of 1973 the narrator’s mother brought him his violin; it was a fine German model. The narrator received the violin from his great uncle who bought it from a poor Russian musician for fifty silver dollars. His uncle was on his deathbed when he gave the violin to the narrator, and gave it to him because none of his sons our grandsons played the violin. The narrator aspired to

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    diabetes Disease that can be caused by reduced production of the hormone insulin, or a reduced response of the liver, muscle, and fat cells to insulin. This affects the body's ability to use and regulate sugars effectively. Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas that prevents the production of insulin. Treatment is by strict dietary control and oral or injected insulin, depending on the type of diabetes. Insulin increases

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Diary of a Teenage Girl. Becoming Me

    Diary of a Teenage Girl. Becoming Me

    Diary of A Teenage Girl. Becoming Me Title Page: On the cover of Diary of a Teenage Girl, Becoming Me there is a girl with long silky brown hair. I get the impression that she is sad or lost because she is twirling her hair in between her fingers. Her head could possibly be tilted down in a depressed motion. I think her hands are the only thing visible because the author is trying to

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Anna
  • Diary of Anne Frank

    Diary of Anne Frank

    The Diary of Anne Frank The Diary of Anne Frank is about a girl that kept a diary while hiding from Nazi’s in Amsterdam for two years. The diary was ended when the Nazi’s found them. They first kept them in camps, most of her family was separated and they were later killed in exception for her father. This books main source was from a journal that Anne kept. She was given this journal

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Mike
  • Diary of Anne Frank

    Diary of Anne Frank

    *New Buddy* The book I read is called The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank The book is a true story about a thirteen year old girl who receives a diary on her thirteenth birthday. The book is a short autobiography In her diary Anne tells Kitty (her pretend friend) everything that happens in her life. The interesting factor in the book is that the time of Anne’s preteen years is the time of

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Diary of Anne Frank

    Diary of Anne Frank

    The story Diary of Anne Frank was a very interesting book which showed the ways a group of Jewish people during the 1940's went about trying to conceal their identity and themselves. This story was a true story taken from a diary of a young girl during the incident. This was made into a play during 1955. This was praised as Frances Goodrich's and her husband Albert Hackett's most famous work as it was performed.

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    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Steve
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