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The House on Mango Street - The House on Mango Street This book is so powerful because Sandra Cisneros gives a first-hand account of the everyday magic and misery of young Esperanza, simultaneously applying themes of her desire for escape and love for the people and bittersweet childhood of Mango Street. In many other novels of this sort, the dialog comes across as an extended complaint, a long and tiresome negative report of how down-trodden and hopeless is a given situation, and how arrogantly nonchalant are those who benefit from or cause it....   [tags: House Mango Street] 451 words
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Mercury in the Everglades - Mercury in the Everglades Everglades Background Information: * Established in 1947 on 1.4 million acres in southwest Florida * Sunny, Semi-Tropical Swamp Setting. Experiences near daily downpours (http://srv3sftpa.er.usgs.gov/sofl.fact.html) Mercury's Effect on the Everglades: * A small amount of mercury is found in the crust of the earth. This is not the problem. The anthropogenic mercury is the problem. The mercury that is growing dangerously in size is known as methylmercury....   [tags: Geology]
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Medical Ethics - The Affordable Healthcare Act (AHA) in the US, which is similar to other countries’ Universal Healthcare Systems (UHS), has been in the news again recently. From the beginning the AHA has been passionately contested and debated from its introduction on the Senate floor to the challenge in the Supreme Court that it was unconstitutional. The reforms that the AHA started in 2010, such as Health Insurance Companies can not deny someone with a preexisting condition, or the recent troubles of the Health Insurance Marketplace website, AHA is something of a hot button issues that has US citizens deeply divided on....   [tags: Affordable Healthcare Act, Moral Conceptions]
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The V-Chip and Censorship - The V-Chip The Violence Chip, or V-Chip, is a technological invention that allows parents to block television that they deem unsuitable for their children to watch. Most television shows include a rating which was established by the Broadcasting industry. This rating is encoded into the programs, and the V-chip technology reads the encoded information and blocks the correct shows. Parents can program the V-chip to block certain shows based on their ratings by using the remote control. Since January 1, 2000, the FCC now requires all new television sets that are 13 inches or larger to include the V-chip....   [tags: Television Media TV Censorship] 450 words
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Privacy vs Security: A Comparsion of Th Eterna Value of Privacy by Bruce Schneier and In the Battle between Privacy and Sercurity by Chris Cillzza - ... The author uses strong supporting evidence in his article to back up his claim. As an example that supports his claim “Privacy was inherit to the nobility of their being and their cause.” In the quotation that the author use above, Schneier is saying how you don’t need to urine your privacy which is related to what his claim is stating. He also states “privacy is a basic human need” which means it shouldn’t be intrinsic; it should be something that no one can forbid you form having. Another evidences that supports the authors claim is “Privacy protects us from abuses by those in power, even if we’re doing nothing wrong at the time of surveillance.” This quote proves that privacy is neede...   [tags: supervised, argument, surveillance] 683 words
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Compare and Contrast of Youthful Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne and "Where Are You Going; Where Have You Been" by Joyce Carol Oates - Written two centuries separated, "Youthful Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne and "Where Are You Going; Where Have You Been" by Joyce Carol Oates are two apparently distinctive stories. Nonetheless, if took a gander at nearly, a few components could be entwined. Every story has a comparative perspective, yet the story is told from two alternate points of view. A few topics are one of a kind to the stories, however profound inside similitudes could be found. The creators close their stories in two separate ways, however the endings are to some degree the same....   [tags: hero, wicked, paradise]
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Comparison of Two Poems: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud & The Preservation of Flowers. Gerard Crosbie - ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’ and ‘The Preservation of Flowers’: two notable poems, two very different styles of writing. This essay will look at their contrasts and similarities, from relevant formal aspects, to the deeper meanings hidden between the lines. We will examine both writers use of rhyme scheme, sound patterning, word choice, figurative language and punctuation. It will also touch a little on the backgrounds of the writers themselves and their inspirations, with the intention of gaining a greater understanding of both texts....   [tags: poetry, compare, literarute]
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The Comparison and Contrast of I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud & The Preservation of Flowers - ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’ and ‘The Preservation of Flowers’: two notable poems, two very different styles of writing. This essay will look at their contrasts and similarities, from relevant formal aspects, to the deeper meanings hidden between the lines. We will look at both writers use of: rhyme scheme, sound patterning, word choice, figurative language and punctuation. The essay will also touch a little on the backgrounds of the writers: themselves, and their inspiration, with the intention of gaining a greater understanding of both texts....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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What Would the World Be Like Without Music? A Brief History of Music Through the Ages - Music is a Life Changer Imagine you and your friends are going to a movie at the theater. You all file in and sit down just as the opening credits start. It starts out as a black screen and slowly fades into a battle scene. One knight comes into the main focus of the audience. He is lying on the ground hit and is going to die. You can hear a voice from the screen reading dramatic dialog, but that’s all you can hear. No background sounds, no instruments, and no music only voices. What would it be like....   [tags: music is a life changer]
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Socially Constructed Stereotypes in All in the Family, The Jefferson’s and The Cosby Show. - Eye witness accounts of events are not always accurate. The accounts depicted by depend on how witnesses read the situation. The same is true when interpreting the depiction of race and/or ethnicity in media productions. Because situations gain meaning through the process of social construction (the interpretation of a situation based on one’s knowledge), the same event can be viewed and internalized by witnesses who render opposing viewpoints. This analysis will compare the depiction and rejection of socially constructed stereotypes relative to race and ethnicity in three situation comedies: All in the Family, The Jefferson’s and The Cosby Show....   [tags: Race, Ethnicity, Stereotypes]
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Long-Term Care: The Involvement of the Government and the Future of Integrated Care - Advances in medicine and preventative care measures have extended the life span of the aging population in the United States. This expansion has resulted in a growing need for more individuals needing long- term care. Long- term care is a broad range of supportive and health services for individuals with a broad range of chronic illnesses and disabilities for ninety days or more. Although this expands an age range from infancy to the elderly, for the purposes of this paper, I am focusing on the aging population....   [tags: medicare, medicaid, preventive care]
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Spring Summer Fall Winter and Spring Ans The Curse of the Golden Flower - Spring Summer Fall Winter…And Spring (2003) and the Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) are two movies that both reflect the aspects, culture and traditions of the Asian society, captured through the lenses of a movie camera from two different times. The Spring Summer Fall Winter…And Spring (2003) reflects aspects of traditions and modernity from the perspective of Buddhist teachings and the Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) reflects the not so perfect but yet a dysfunctional imperial family from later Tang dynasty....   [tags: cultures, traditions, Asian countries, film]
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Marketing Usage of Social Media for Customer Engagement: A Wells Fargo Case Study - Market Usage of Social Media for Customer Engagement: A Wells Fargo Case Study Social media is at the core of many marketing plans for corporations in the United States and world-wide. One of these companies at the forefront of social media use is Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Wells Fargo). The ability to directly contact customers and potential customers in a real time online environment is crucial to the bank / customer conversation and reinforcing the company’s place in a customer’s mind as the entity that they want to do business with (Wells Fargo Bank, 2014)....   [tags: Social Media, Marketing Plans, Corporations]
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The Importance of Paper and Ink in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin - Paper and Ink Letters play a very important role in the story of Pride and Prejudice. Especially the letters of one character in particular in Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austin. Mr. Darcy's letters are a very important to build up to the climax. Letters from and to Mr. Darcy play a very important role in the novel. The two main purposes which they fulfill and they are to reveal the character’s and the characters personality of the letter writer and also the person being written to. Also letters have a practical purpose to, which its to deliver information....   [tags: letters, characters, conversation]
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Evaluating the Balance between Reinforcement and Continuity in Tempo-Based Human Computer Interactions - Human computer interaction involves a dialog between users and a system, the quality of which dependents on factors including the promptness of the system’s response. Interaction techniques are often characterised by a series of action and reaction whereby for every action of the user, a reaction from the systems is expected. Such interaction is often sequential and involves pauses of reaction expectation. The actions of the users can therefore be characterised as discrete. However, novel technologies have introduced continuous interactions necessitating a continuous monitoring of user input and continuously providing reinforcement to this input....   [tags: computer systems, continuous inputs]
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D.W. Griffith's Movie, Birth of a Nation Shows the Reality of Racism - ... Griffith doesn’t hide behind explanatory uncertainties or undertake that the evidences state it all; he portrays a world after his own mind, strengthening the events forcefully and leaning them conclusively. Griffith tells his story and tries to show in what his mind portrays as right. This movie in particular was three hours long, for most viewing a three hour film with speaking is draining. Seeing that I could barely endure my focus on what was being shown. I decided to divide the movie up into three days for an hour....   [tags: civil war, klu klux klan, reconstruction, ] 1116 words
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"We": A Story that Stands Out for Its Power and Context - In my stroll through the classics, I feel like I've gotten my fill of utopian literature, now thankfully out of style. However, in reading Yevgeny Zamyatin's "We" (1921) I filled in a gap in my knowledge of dystopian literature. I've read "1984" (1949) and "Brave New World" (1932) of course, and also "The Machine Stops" by E. M. Forester (1909 -- a brilliant short story, if you're interested). "We" stands out both for its power and also for its context: an early supporter of the Communist revolution in Russia, Zamyatin quickly realized the abuses that were being perpetrated by those in power....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 902 words
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The Idea of the Hypersexual Black Male in the Invisible Man - In the Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, the narrator’s view of women is generally pessimistic. His negative view of women is also reflected by women, specifically of Caucasian ethnicity. Their societal depiction of black men considers them to be hypersexual objects and incapable of anything else. Emma, Brother Hubert’s wife, and Sybil, are three women in particular who possess negative character flaws that allow the narrator to deem them unworthy. Emma’s tremendous dominance give the impression of being unapproachable while Brother Hubert’s wife’s infidelity and ability to control confuses him and finally, Sybil’s decadence makes her appear sloppy....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ralph Ellison] 677 words
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A Good Man is Hard to Find: Chief of All Sinners - In Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find. We meet an older woman simply known as the Grandmother. She is a prideful, selfish and ignorant person. Throughout the story she manages to make situations harder and harder for the characters until she leads them all, including herself to their demise. One could easily read the story and see her being a fairly flat character, but that would not be a quality interpretation. Instead there is so much more beneath her attitude, that not only makes her more interesting, but also relevant to humanity....   [tags: Flannery O’ Connor]
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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - In “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children,” Gabriel Garcia Marquez tells the story of a supernatural winged creature first discovered trapped in a mud puddle during a heavy rainstorm. Marquez initially just describes it as, “a very old man . . . impeded by his enormous wings” (Marquez 380). Throughout the story, however, characters use the term “angel” for the creature because “a neighbor woman who knew everything about life and death” in an authoritative seer-like manor proclaims, “He’s an angel ....   [tags: Gabriel Garcia Marquez]
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Automated assessment of free text questions for MOOC using regular expressions - Results To obtain the necessary information for running this type of technology in MOOC, it became necessary to create a course with assessments using regular expressions and some without. The reason for the union of assessments with regular expressions and others that were not, is to check whether such expressions introduce problems for some students when answering questions, i.e., if they prefer to respond to other questions rather than those assessed by regular expressions. Moreover, the course called How to create an MOOC....   [tags: technolog, MOOC, assessments]
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Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Caves of Steel, by Isaac Asimov - Everyone is faced with difficult obstacles at some point in his or her life, whether or not they are able to overcome them can define them as a person. Every story has a plot, but a plot is determined by the characters and their actions to events that take place in the story. According to the article “Science Fiction Images of Computers and Robots” written by Patricia S. Warrick, many of the plots in Asimov’s novels depend on “computers and robots [along with] space exploration and development” (54)....   [tags: The Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov]
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Decisions and Consequences in Peace Like a River by Leif Enger - Life presents many forks in the road in which people are forced to make a decision and then live with the consequences of those decisions. In Peace Like a River each character is presented with choices and their decisions are characterized by their level of faith and the resulting consequences. The reader is given the opportunity to recognize the contrasting results of decisions that are made from three different perspectives; making decisions without a foundation in faith as seen in Davey’s character, a lukewarm faith that frequently realizes Biblical truth as it relates to decisions hindsight, as seen in Reuben’s character, and the fantasy based faith of Swede that identifies with decision...   [tags: consequence, decisions, God]
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Revenge in The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most celebrated literary authors of all time, known for writing very suspenseful, dramatic short stories and a poet; is considered as being a part of the American Romantic Movement, and a lesser known opinion is he is regarded as the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. Most recognized for his mystery and macabre, a journey into the dark, ghastly stories of death, deception and revenge is what makes up his reputation. The short story under analysis is a part of his latter works; “The Cask of Amontillado”, a story of revenge takes readers into the mind of the murderer....   [tags: The Cask of Amontillado]
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What Makes Us Bad: Understanding the Barriers to Effective Listening - In life, there are some things a person is good at; things they think they are good at; and some things that a person is very, very bad at. Dating; for instance, is an activity that a man may think that he is good at while he may actually be a very bad date. Has anyone ever bothered to tell him. Probably, but what the man will hear is that the woman has too much personal baggage and decides that he does not want to be bothered with her anyways. In this way, he has avoided listening to the message that she has giving him and saved face....   [tags: Psychology]
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Socrates: One of the Most Important Figures in Western Philosophy - Socrates was one of the most influential thinkers in the West, even though he left no writings of himself, it was possible to reconstruct an accurate account of his life from the writings of his Greek students because he always engaged them. He was a man with a very strong conviction because he lived his life for the pursuit of knowledge, true wisdom, God’s will, and piety. Though he never wrote anything, his soul source of knowledge about him came from one of his students, Plato. Socrates was born in 469 B.C....   [tags: Socrates Essays]
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Invisible Social Rules: Girl Code-- The Rules of Female Interaction - There is a basic code of behavior that governs female interaction, referred to in the vernacular as “girl code.” These unspoken rules are largely based on an assumption of trust and respect among the women in a particular social circle and only apply to women who are considered friends or colleagues. “Girl code” is also firmly rooted in the idea of female competition, particularly in regards to viewing males as potential suitors. A careful analysis of a few of these rules through the three main sociological perspectives will illuminate the underlying themes and meanings in the interactions of women....   [tags: body bashing, insecurities, relationships] 1360 words
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Cyberbullying: Exploring Online Bullying and Means of Preventing It - Bullying is a national public health problem affecting millions of students. Bullying that involves emotional or physical intimidation is associated with a major public health concern facing youth today. With the rapid increase in electronic or online communication, bullying is no longer limited to schools; cyberspace has been implicated as a new risky environment for bullying. This paper will review what is known about cyberbullying and what can be done to prevent it. Bullying can be described as repeated harmful events, which over time are directed at usual persons that are carried out by one or several other people who are stronger than the victim....   [tags: internet, cyber bullying]
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An Older Brother's Influence in James Baldwin’s Sonny’s Blues - In James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues,” the unspoken brotherly bond between the narrator and his younger brother Sonny is illustrated through the narrator’s point of view. The two brothers have not spoken in years until the narrator receives a letter from Sonny after his daughter dies. He takes this moment as an important sign from Sonny and feels the need to respond. While both Sonny and the narrator live in separate worlds, all Sonny needs is a brother to care for him while the narrator finds himself in the past eventually learning his role as an older brother....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Sonny's Blues] 1568 words
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Ando in the perspective of critical regionalism: Concrete Resistance - Through this paper a comparative representation on the definition and background of the evolution of critical regionalism will be explored. Moreover through this essay, the arguments of how ‘Ando’s’ architectural approach is of a ‘critical regionalist’ manner will be examined significantly. The definition of critical regionalism is a direct approach to architecture that strives to oppose ‘placelessness’ and the apparent lack of identity and character in modern architecture through the use of building's geographical context....   [tags: Architecture]
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Language and Culture in the Lord of the Rings - In the foreword to the second edition, Tolkien affirmed The Lord of the Rings “was primarily linguistic in inspiration and was begun in order to provide the necessary background or ‘history’ for Elvish tongues” (Tolkien 2004:xxii). Without a doubt, language is the foundation upon which Tolkien defines cultures and individuals: Tolkien’s invented languages, particularly those wholly alien to the Westron or ‘Common Speech,’ vividly reveal and reflect cultural differences in Middle-earth, but it is the manner in which an individual utilizes language that sets him apart from his contemporaries....   [tags: tolkien]
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Big Brother Is Watching You: 1984 by George Orwell - “Big Brother is Watching You" (5). This humble phrase has become the foundation of the conspiracy theorists’ dialog. George Orwell may have written a warning novel in 1984, but there is little possibility that he could have predicted how close to reality his novel would truly develop. In the past 50 years, the world has become a much more dangerous place. Along with this danger has come a call for governments to do more to protect their citizens. This protection has changed over the years, but it has become more and more aggressive in order to protect the population from various so-called "threats"....   [tags: USA patriot act, 9/11, conspiracy theory]
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Use of Social Media Marketing Tools by Non-Profit Organizations - Social media marketing is a simple option to add to the current promotional tactics being used by an organization. It is no longer optional; social media is mandatory for nonprofit organizations (Stengel). Studies have shown that many people think social media techniques complement traditional media; even more believe that blogs and social media influence the news coverage in traditional media tactics (Wright and Hinson 2008). There are a number of professionals that believe embracing social media is the only way for public relations to continue in the digital age....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube]
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The work of Bertolt Brecht for ideas and inspiration - Rainer Werner Fassbinder is one of the most prominent Brechtian filmmakers of the New German Cinema Period. His work closely resembled that of Brecht which could be due to that they had similar ideologies and backgrounds in the sense that they both saw problems with the people of their country becoming passive consumers and less becoming active producers. This was achieved by making the audience aware of what they are watching and allowing them to see the political aesthetics. According to Alan Lovell, “Brecht’s political aesthetics have spawned due to capitalism and the development of consumption after World War Two in countries such as the United States and Japan.” What Lovell mean here...   [tags: radical filmakers, sixties, seventies, films]
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Effect of Personality, Biases, and Organizational Factors in Management - The study of effective management reveals it is complex and can be a difficult balancing act even with training and experience. An effective manager needs to be able to lead and motivate their team while improving the organization’s standing and their own skills. Both conscious and unconscious factors may positively or negatively affect a manager’s success. A manager’s personality and biases as well as organizational culture and norms are just some of those factors. This paper will explore the effects of personality, biases, and organizational factors on the role of management utilizing the interview of, and the writer’s personal experience as an employee of, Chase Branch Manager, Regina Gei...   [tags: Managerial Skills, Manager Personality]
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Authors Teaching How to Live with Chaos and Change - Humanity enjoys structure, from the streets with numeric organization, the times we wake up and go to sleep, to when we eat certain foods; if order is disturbed then people feel threatened and unsure of what to do. The twentieth century, with its chaotically quick changes, often made people uncertain about basic principles. To combat chaos, society had imposed a strict structure for people to follow. Society expected women to be in the kitchen, blacks to be servants to whites, the only love possible was between a strong man and a weak woman, and other conventions; everyone had a place in society and knew what the public expected of them....   [tags: open-minding to differing lifestyles] 812 words
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Analysis of Film Citizen Kane Produced by Orson Welles - Even by today’s standards, Citizen Kane is an extraordinary movie, and it is full of complex filming techniques. Orson Welles produced the film Citizen Kane, and it is considered by some to be one of the greatest films of our time. Orson Welles shows the fragments of the life of Charles Foster Kane, attempting to explain a complex character. During the film, Kane hides his true feeling and emotions behind an impenetrable wall. Even at the end of the film, the audience still does not really get to understand who Charles Kane was....   [tags: character, feelings, rosebud, movie] 619 words
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Audience Cared About Norman Lear's All in the Family - In an interview in 1974, Producer and show creator Norman Lear said of his television sitcom, All in the Family: “People laugh harder at the things they care the most about.” ("Day at Night: Norman Lear, renowned TV producer ("All in the Family")." ) If that is true then the viewers most certainly must have cared about the topics being addressed on the show because All in the Family topped the Neilsen ratings, ranking number-one, from 1971 to 1976. As with any successful producer, Lear’s and co-producer Bud Yorkin’s primary goal was to get ratings....   [tags: sitcom, politics, ratings]
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The Existence of God in an Objective Reality - The existence of God has been hotly debated among scholars throughout the centuries, but what do we know and what can we prove. What do the predominant religious and nonreligious thinkers past and present have to say about the nature of God. Where do they agree and disagree. Is there common ground on attributes of God which we may all agree and if so, is it plausible that this God exists or has ever existed. In the following pages we will explore this broad ranging and vitally important topic. We will restrict our discussion to the philosophical beliefs about the nature of God, and will attempt to arrive at a generalization of what it means to be called God....   [tags: Theology]
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New Media Alights the Realm of Art History - What does the term New Media mean and how has it affected the study of Art History during its growth in the last six years. New Media means many things to many people but simply put, it’s an open to semi-open community for interactive dialog and relationships. “[New] media […] is increasingly more a site of coordination, because groups that see or hear or watch or listen to something [that “something” in particular to this essay, is Art History] can now gather.” (Shirky) The New Media has become a type of social communications tool, used in the ever-evolving world of the Internet....   [tags: Art History]
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Synchronous and Aynchronous Methodology: Comparing Blackboard and Wimba - Synchronous and asynchronous methodology enhances course offerings in university teaching and promotes efficiency and effectiveness in today’s business practices. Society is surfing the web on television screens, and Internet – enabled mobile telephones, earning technical and terminal degrees online, thanks to the Internet and the World Wide Web, we attend meetings across the world never leaving home based offices. This is all possible, in the words of Pullen and Snow, 2007, because of simulteaching—a method of teaching and learning that uses both classroom and Internet technology....   [tags: Blackboard, Wimba] 885 words
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The Hero and Villain Paradigm in The Shining - The Hero and Villain Paradigm in The Shining Kubrick’s film The Shining is a loose adaption of King’s novel with different implications and themes. When comparing Kubrick’s variations on theme and plot with King’s, the conclusions drawn from both the novel and the film are more meaningful. One of the most important differences is how the hero and villain paradigm is presented and how it influences the source of anxiety in both versions. By choosing to emphasize different areas of the story, the artists’ manipulate their audiences’ view of how the protagonist fits in the hero and villain spectrum....   [tags: Film Analysis, Character Development]
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The Shakespeare Theory of Seven Ages of Man - Nowadays, information is the cornerstone of the modern enterprise and the web became the largest and most accessible information resources. The ability to gather, arrange, manipulate information with computers has given practice as well as for business people in order to manage information in an effective way. Information retrieval is a process and techniques of searching and interpreting information in order to store the data for easy retrieval when needed. The article entitled “Seven Ages of Information Retrieval”, the author who is Michael Lesk explained about the history or the beginning of information retrieval based on the theory of Vannevar Bush’s 1945, Warren Weaver in 1949 and also...   [tags: Development Information Retrieval]
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The Historical and Imaginative Production of The Mountaintop - The production of The Mountaintop depicts a series of fictional events that happened during the night before well-known Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Katori Hall created this playwright using documentary facts and incorporates an imaginative spin into it. “The Mountaintop,” was taken place during the Civil rights era, and shows how King spent his final night in the Lorraine Motel, working and preparing for his speech. He encounters an outspoken maid Camae, and a relationship builds between them throughout the play....   [tags: MLK, play, setting ]
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Twyla and Roberta´s Friendship in Toni Morrison’s Recititaf - ... This seems to change after the events with Maggie. Twyla talks about their similarities, being the only ones without beautiful dead parents, being dumped there, getting horrible grades and having fun switching beds every night. Eventually it comes time for the mothers to meet. They come to go to church with the girls. Twyla thinks it might be a good thing for her dancing mother to meet Roberta’s sick mother, in hope that the friendship the girls have can extend to their mothers. The meeting doesn’t go so well....   [tags: Orphanage, Prejudice, Girls] 683 words
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The Architecture of Ancient Egypt: The Great Pyramid - ... Then he achieved building the first pyramid by placing large series of stone on top of each other. From the earliest 3rd dynasty step pyramids in Egypt that they were built with accreditation walls or layers. (Arnold 1991, p160). In those early pyramids the accreditation layers were tilted inwards at an angle. The tilting was probably done to support temporary ramps from step to step and/or to provide structural stability. Each part of the pyramid between two steps is referred to as a mastaba....   [tags: temples, tombs and pyramids] 997 words
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The Aesthetic Innovations in a Modernist Context - William Faulkner, T.S. Eliot and Robert Frost all had an amazing ability to write and were at the forefront as literary authors of modernism which was not a period, but a faction, an attitude that focused on individualism, randomness of life, etc. Their writings were based on a worldly position that included most poets. They contributed intellectually to literature as well as made aesthetic innovations in a modernist context. Their uniqueness as authors set them apart from the average author of their day....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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