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Free Grapes of Wrath Essays: Steinbeck's Political Agenda - Political Agenda in The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath is a movie that was originally a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during the 1930's live. The movie tells of one family that migrates west to California through the great economic depression of the 1930's. The Joad family had to abandon their home and their livelihoods. They had to uproot and set adrift because tractors were rapidly industrializing their farms along with the erosion of topsoil to create "the Dust Bowl"....   [tags: Grapes Wrath essays] 574 words
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Empowerment as it Applies to Walmart and Starbucks - The freedom and ability of employees to make decisions and commitments on their own is known as empowerment. Basically, employee empowerment is the process of giving more power and responsibility to employees. This is an ideal that is becoming more and more popular as time goes on. Empowerment occurs when power is shared between managers and employees. This takes some pressure off management and gives the employees a voice. Empowerment is a strong tool that benefits both the employer as well as employee....   [tags: Marketing] 503 words
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Prose as Poetry in The English Patient - Prose as Poetry in The English Patient "Never again will a single story be told as though it is only one." John Berger. The English Patient consists of the stories of its four characters told either by themselves or by Ondaatje. Two stories, the accounts of Kip's military service and the many-layered secrets of the patient, are developed while Hana's and Caravaggio's stories are less involved. However, none of these stories could stand alone. The clash of cultures and changing relationships between the characters provide the texture for the novel....   [tags: English Patient Essays] 627 words
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A Freudian Analysis of The Fatal Sisters - A Freudian Analysis of The Fatal Sisters When the psychoanalytical approach is applied to Thomas Gray's "The Fatal Sisters,", each of Freud's three main theories are glaringly apparent. A major factor in the poem's psychoanalytical grisly texture is that the poem is sung by the giants at the loom as they weave. The language they use not only reflects upon the characters, but it offers new insight for Freudian analysis. The most obvious example of Freud's theories is phallic and yonic symbolism....   [tags: The Fatal Sisters] 668 words
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Scrooge a Christmas Musical by Leslie Bricusse - Scrooge a Christmas Musical by Leslie Bricusse The play that I read for my independent reading report was Leslie Bricusse's "Scrooge". This play is a Christmas musical, which takes place in the 1800's. It stars Ebenezer Scrooge, a grouchy old businessman who hates Christmas, and every other day of the year. All he cares about is money, and his own personal gain. Not caring about his employees, he tries to make Bob Cratchit work on Christmas. But after a lot of pleading, Scrooge lets him off for Christmas, but cuts his pay....   [tags: Free Essays] 417 words
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The Old Man and the Sea - The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea Hemmingway, Earnest FVL Library 138 pp. The main theme of Hemmingway's The Old Man and the Sea, is not an easy one to pick out. At first glance the book seems to simply be a story about a guy who goes out and battles with a fish. However, there has to be some underling theme. It could be the relationship between a boy and a man, and how both are treated by nature. This is illustrated by the boy's parents not allowing him to continue with the unlucky old man....   [tags: Essays Papers] 612 words
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Compaison Of Any Two Search En - Comparison of any two Search Engines (e.g. Yahoo, Magellan, AltaVista, Infoseek, Lycos, Bigfoot… ) The single, most frequent piece of search advice for using Web search engines is to always search more than one engine to answer your question. No two engines are the same-each offers a unique set of features and indexes or crawls the Web differently. It’s no surprise the results vary. Good searchers triangulate output from several engines to acheive relevent results. The emergence of meta search engines is a credible antitode to the time-consuming practice of sequential search engine searches....   [tags: essays research papers] 560 words
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Flannery O’Connor’s use of the Protagonist - Flannery O’Connor’s use of the Protagonist Flannery O’Connor’s use of the protagonist in the three stories “Everything That Rises Must Converge”, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, and “Revelation” are all expressed through characters that do not fit the typical protagonist mold. As you will see the three protagonists have many similarities. Mrs. Turpin and Julian’s mothers similarities are out in the open and easy to recognize. On the other hand the grandmother’s similarities are more subdued, but she does share them with the other women....   [tags: essays research papers] 563 words
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Waste Land Essay: Spiritual Decay - Spiritual Decay in The Waste Land     In The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot develops his theme of sterility and decay in the post-World War I man by focusing on the aspect of "religious dearth or superficiality reflected in despintualized love" (Pinion). For Eliot, man's inability to find real love or to move beyond superficial sexual gratification is congruous to the spiritual decay of his soul.      In the first part of the poem, "The Burial of the Dead'~ Eliot's allusions to two love stories amidst a backdrop of "stony rubbish" and "broken images" illustrates his view of love as something that has lost its ability to blossom in the infertility of modem society (20,22)....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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Programming Under The Wizards Spell - The computer is a tool that has become indispensable to the modern family and company. In flourishing so successfully the computer has passed from incredibly complex and unusable to anyone how was not well versed in its intricacies, to consumer oriented and user-friendly. In Ellen Ullman's essay, Programming Under The Wizard's Spell, she attempts to convince to reader that the computer has been over simplified to the point of no return. The simplification of the computer made it more user-friendly and there for more appealing to customers, this only blinded people into using the computer the way corporate America wanted them to, using without understanding....   [tags: essays research papers] 617 words
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Their Eyes Were Wathiching God - Their Eyes Were Watching God Their Eyes Were Watching God is a story about the life of Janie Crawford and the hardships and triumphs in her three marriages, though there were many more hardships. In this essay I will share with you the setting, some characters, incidents from the plot, the theme, and point of view. This story begins in the 1930's when Janie returns to her home in Eatonville, Florida. She then begins to recount her life story to her closest friend, Phoeby. The story then shifts on to various cities in South Florida, primarily Eatonville and the Florida Everglades....   [tags: essays research papers] 491 words
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A Great Leader - This paper will address my personal feelings of what is leadership. It will then discuss the characteristics that go into making up a great leader. Next, I will evaluate my strengths and weaknesses as an effective leader in relation to my list of great leadership characteristics. As a final point, I will finish with a plan on how I will improve myself as a leader. Leadership is a difficult word to define. There are so many different meanings that leadership has meant over the centuries. My personal definition is, "Leadership is a positive process that helps followers to move in the right direction so they can eventually achieve their goals." 1....   [tags: Leadership] 1569 words
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Law Student Ambitions - My involvement in student affairs stems from my personal experiences of unintentional but unmistakable unfairness in schooling. Economic realities meant shifting back and forth across two countries and lack of compatibility between the schools secular curriculums left me with no option to graduate, despite being a strong student. Thankfully, with the advice and assistance of a competent community program, I was able to drop out of high school, earn a G.E.D and enroll in college within a span of two months....   [tags: Personal Statement] 809 words
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Effective Communication Habits - Abstract An employee has sent out an email complaining openly about another employee. Management sees the need to address this email. It is apparent that effective communication is not being utilized. The memo sent out by management suggests different ideas for increasing positive and constructive communication among employees and management alike. A training class in communication is put together and is to be presented by a prominent well know instructor. Another subject addressed is the departmental task force report submitted for review....   [tags: Business Management]
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Productivity Usability Software - • Star Office was created by a German company in 1984, in August 1999 Star Division was bought out by Sun. Star Office standards works well with many Linux distributions and it is free. Star Office is formally shareware and because of this it required a registration number, Sun provides a generic license, this product is very similar to the earlier version of Microsoft Office, it provides a Star Desktop that is similar to Windows 95 screen and the start button. Star Office doesn’t have the same examples and wizards as Microsoft products....   [tags: Software] 1229 words
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Maintaining a Collection - In this article, Agosto (2001) discusses how a multicultural library can bridge cultural and linguistic gaps. Agosto argues that culture plays a significant role in how easily a student reads, views, or listens to texts. She states that research indicates that youth acquire reading, writing, comprehension, and analysis skills when the texts emulate their backgrounds. In addition, students, who speak a different language at home than they speak at school, have a linguistic gap. (2001, para. 3-6) Her solution is building a multicultural library using ten steps....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Professional Communication Skills - Effective communication is essential when working with a client. There are many ways a communication can go wrong. Good communication is a major component of collaboration and collaborating with the client is what a professional should be working towards. The purpose of this discussion is to demonstrate effective communication using one scenario. The scenario, in this case, is as follows: “"Elvita has decided to leave an abusive relationship, but she feels guilty leaving her abuser's children behind....   [tags: Communication ]
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Romeo and Juliet - It is deeply ironic that “love”, which is regarded so highly in our society, is a very general term without well-defined specific terms. For instance, there are not even explicit terms to describe the specific types of love one feels between, say, a family member, and a romantic interest, which are clearly distinct and almost completely universal. We naturally seek a universal definition of love, a complete truth. I daresay that I doubt one exists. This ambiguity of terminology has undoubtedly caused much conflict; history has no shortage of examples....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1209 words
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Socrates' Systematic Defense - Plato's Apology begins with the opening statements of Socrates. The jurymen's ears are still ringing with the sound of his accuser's well-crafted arguments, and the stage is set for Socrates to defend himself. The reputable orator surprisingly begins his defense by stating that he is not going to “toy with words” but will argue his case with the first words that come to mind (17c). The tension becomes evident as Socrates' systematic defense leads him to contradict his opening statements and undermine the ethos he sought to establish in the beginning of the dialog....   [tags: Politics, Philosophy] 2051 words
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Ecocriticism and Frankenstein - Given the deep ties to nature that Mary Shelley explores within Frankenstein, the principles and methodology of ecocriticism can be applied in many different ways. The interaction of humanity and nature is a concept explored throughout the novel, relating directly to a core tenet of ecocriticism, "directly relat[ing] who we are as human beings to the environment" (Bressler 231). Being as there is no "single, dominant methodology" (235) within ecocriticism, the extent to which we can use ecocriticism to interact with Frankenstein contains considerable depth....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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Challenging the Process - This artifact will explore three challenges that three University educational leaders have encountered, and will analyze how their leaders responded to them. Organizational cultures, structures and systems that fail to evolve will be faced with many challenges that force changes upon everyone within the organization and the organization itself (Kouzes & Posner, 2007). Challenges that have been identified include: a) information technology and organizational executives responsibilities; b) knowing how collaborative efforts affect financial performance, and c) evolving into a more open organization where knowledge is shared, not hidden....   [tags: leadership, knowledge, performance]
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The Great Socrates - Socrates was a great Greek philosopher (Athenian) around 469 BC – 399 BC. He is known as one of the most important figures and one of the founders of European philosophy. Socrates never wrote philosophical texts. All the writings that exist and everything about Socrates such as his life and philosophy were from the writings of his students, mainly from Plato. In Plato’s eyes, Socrates was an idol, a saint, a prophet and a master in philosophy.1 However, others viewed him as a pathetic, ugly and annoying man....   [tags: philosophy, greek, apology]
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Egyptian Pyramids Architecture - CONTENTS: - INTRODUCTION - BACKGROUND OF ANCIENT EGYPT & PYRAMIDS - THE STEP PYRAMID of Pharaoh Djoser - THE GREAT PYRAMID of Pharaoh Khufu - CONCLUSION - BIBLIOGRAPHY & FOOTNOTES This essay focuses on two different types of pyramids; the Step pyramid which was the first pyramid and the Great pyramid, which was the largest pyramid built in Egypt. The essay investigates the meaning of the selected forms for the Egyptian culture and explains their dialog with the cosmos. The architecture of ancient Egypt is one of the most important civilizations in history, which developed of different structures and great architectural monuments along the River Nile....   [tags: Egyptian Pyramids Forms]
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King Henry the VIII - WINCheckIt Rescue Disk TouchStone Software Corporation ------------------------------- Important. For best results, do not use the RESCUE.EXE program with Windows running. Using your Rescue disk ---------------------- While the creation of your Rescue Disk was done in Windows (from WINCheckIt's Realtime menu), you will restore your files using the DOS-based RESCUE.EXE program located on your Rescue disk. To run the RESCUE program, change to the drive (and directory if applicable) where the Rescue disk was created and type: RESCUE [Enter] After selecting the Restore button, you will be prompted with a standard open file dialog box where you will identify the path of your Rescue file....   [tags: essays research papers] 497 words
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Roles in ESL Education - Article Review Discourse and Real-Life Roles in the ESL Classroom Suggestions have been made (DiPietro, as cited in DiPietro J. R., 1981) as to how the ESL/EFL teacher can provide diverse learner personalities with strategically oriented material. Students get the chance to practice discourses in classroom settings but not always in the same way that the learners will use in real-life interactions. This article proposes a categorization for different roles of English learners in the classroom....   [tags: essays research papers] 604 words
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The Problem of Sustainability - In this chapter the author David Orr explains the causes of our unfortunate condition from the social confining situation to those that are inevitable part of human condition. As the author looks into the future three crises will be imminent: the food crisis as result of worldwide soil losses and rapidly expands of population, The cheap energy, the race between the fossil fuels and the solar energy, and the climate change. This has to do with the limits of the natural resource. Besides these crises the writer mentions the crisis of the spiritual resources....   [tags: essays research papers] 656 words
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"Galileo" by Bertold Bretch - Unfortunately, I have not seen Brecht's Galileo in a theatre. However, I have read the play and like it very much. The author did not make his aim to show us a documentary narration about Galileo's life. He prefers meaningful drama to historical truth; therefore, he does not take into consideration or even change some historical facts about Galileo's life. The author wants to portray Galileo as a great but ordinary man, who can have his strong and weak sides. So, Bertold Bretch does not make the principal character of the play either a hero or betrayer....   [tags: World Literature] 464 words
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Setting up a Database - Setting up a Database [IMAGE]To start creating the DVDVG Database, open the application Microsoft Access 2003. Once the program has loaded create a new database by clicking on the “Create new file…’ link, on the “Getting Started” Panel. Alternatively, if you cannot see the Getting Started Panel, you can go to File> New… Then Select “Blank Database” from the panel. Microsoft Access will then open a file dialog, in which you should select a location on your local hard disk to store the database....   [tags: Papers] 509 words
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Unlikely Christ - In the story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” Flannery O’Connor tells the tale of a family taking a road trip to Florida. Unlike the many trips they had traveled before, this one presented them with a morbid surprise. After a startling, but non-life threatening car accident, the family is assisted by a run away convict by the name “The Misfit”. This criminal and his two counterparts assassinate the entire family not long after his identity is revealed. O’Connor does something very unlikely with this grim character; she correlates him to Christ....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Scrolling Textures - Scrolling Textures: Creating Flowing water. By Stupendous Man. First I would like to introduce scrolling textures since they haven't been addressed very well. I have obtained all the information I am sharing through trial and error and through dilegent searching of the web turning up pieces of the puzzle here and there. Now the infamous scrolling texture. First of all you have to have a texture in your wad file that has the word "SCROLL" as the first six letters. The rest can be what ever you please....   [tags: essays research papers] 821 words
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tweak settings - CDI2Nero 0.9 beta7 - (C) 2001 by DeXT http://cdirip.cjb.net *** WARNING. This is beta software. It has not been fully tested and may *** contain bugs. Use it at you own risk. *** This tool must not be used to duplicate copyright-protected content. *** The author will not be responsible for its improper usage. Purpose ------- This little tool will convert a CDI (DiscJuggler) image to NRG (Nero) format. Both CDI 2.0 and 3.0 image versions are supported. It currently has support for: - CD-ROM/XA type CDs - Mode 2 and Audio tracks - Single session and Multisession images It lacks support for: - Audio-only CDs (TAO only) - Mode 1 data tracks These will be added soon....   [tags: essays research papers] 682 words
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Some Surrender - Some Surrender I have recently reviewed the short story “Some Surrender” written by Bernard MacLaverty. It deals with the relationship between the father and the son however wider issues including bigotry and prejudice are also incorporated into the story. Maclaverty choose to set the story in Belfast and the strained relationship between the father and son. The two men are meeting to celebrate the fathers 75th birthday. They meet on a local hill on the outskirts of Belfast. We see the symbolic relationship between the struggle up the hill and the men’s relationship....   [tags: English Literature] 802 words
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Ethical Filter - Ethical Filter Worksheet Value Personal Source with Examples Justify the Value's Position in the List. Include any challenges to employing these values consistently when making personal and organizational decisions. Lead by example The training and experience in the military has indoctrinated me ( I'm unashamed to say) to believe and support the awesome responsibility that leaders provide in their organization. Poor leaders almost always fail themselves, their organization and their subordinates....   [tags: Leadership] 1121 words
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Online Innovation - Project overview: There is a great need for a full service and price competitive on-line meat shop. At this point, we may explain our company nature before and after go online like from “Blick and Mortar” to “Click and Mortar”. If we combine this need being met with the feel of shopping at a real “home town” meat shop our competitive advantage will be far greater than that of our competitors. There are very few alternatives for on-line meat shops. There are notch stores such as Bisonmeat.com that ships bison meat at a premium and targets only a small demographic....   [tags: essays research papers] 404 words
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Comparing the Dream Deferred in Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman - A Dream Deferred in A Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman Most everyone in America would like to achieve financial success. Sometimes living in a capitalistic society entices many to become too materialistic. Greed is the characteristic that many Americans then attain. This is all in pursuit of the American dream. For most Americans, this high status is very difficult to achieve. In Arthur Miller's, Death of a Salesman, we see how difficult it was for Willy Loman and his sons to achieve this so called American dream, and these people were proud white Americans....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1622 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Role of God in the Book of Job - The Changing Role of God in the Book of Job The Book of Job shows a change in God's attitude from the beginning to the end. At the beginning of the book, He is presented as Job's protector and defender. At the end He appears as the supreme being lecturing and preaching to Job with hostility, despite the fact that Job never cursed his name, and never did anything wrong.  Job's only question was why God had beseeched this terrible disease on him. I intend to analyze and discuss the different roles God played in the Book of Job....   [tags: Holy Bible Book Job Essays] 1140 words
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Comparing the Novel and Film Versions of Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day - Comparing the Novel and Film Versions of Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day When reading Elizabeth Bowen’s 1949 novel, The Heat of the Day, and then, viewing the movie by the same title, large and small differences are noted. These differences are enough to make both the reading and the viewing interesting and not a boring duplication. When comparing the opening sequences, the differences are striking. Bowen’s story begins with the interaction between the mysterious Harrison and the determined woman, Louie, in Regent’s Park; the screenwriter’s version establishes all the characters and places the stories events into a chronological order that changes the impact of the scene....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Effectiveness of the Character of Inspector Goole in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls - The Effectiveness of the Character of Inspector Goole in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls The Play is about a wealthy family from Brumley (an industrial city in the North Midlands) set in the year 1912 Mr Birling owns a successful and thriving business. Because of his family’s extreme wealth and social importance they have a very high opinion of themselves and a low opinion of the lower class. The Play begins with the family sitting down to a family meal to celebrate the engagement of Mr Birling’s only daughter Shelia to Sir Gerald Croft who is the son of a wealthy businessman....   [tags: Papers] 665 words
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Shades of Madness and Insanity in Yellow Wallpaper, A Worn Path, and Mulatto - Varying Shades of Insanity in Yellow Wallpaper, A Worn Path, and Mulatto      The human psyche is a very complex, intricate thing. Why does one person act one way, while another acts completely differently. I have read three stories that have given me insight on this subject. They are "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty, and Mulatto by Langston Hughes. In each of these stories, the main character exhibits a peculiar personality trait, but each stems from a different experience....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]
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The Long-Term Conflict Between the Palestine Liberation Organizations and the State of Israel - The Long-Term Conflict Between the Palestine Liberation Organizations and the State of Israel The long-term conflict between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the state of Israel illustrates the potential for very different kinds of consequences to result from the existence of Fourth World ethnic pluralism. For several decades the Palestinian nation sought by every means available, including terrorism and war, to create a state from the territories that Israel claimed and controlled....   [tags: Papers] 1117 words
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Riordan Manufacturing HR System: Architecting and implementing a more sophisticated, state-of-the-art Information System - Riordan Manufacturing HR System: Architecting and implementing a more sophisticated, state-of-the-art Information System PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION Interaction with Managers and Users Before beginning a preliminary investigation, a memo or an e-mail message would be sent out to managers and employees to know about the investigation and explain my role as a systems analyst. I would meet with key managers, users, and IT staff to describe the project, explain my responsibilities, answer questions, and invite comments....   [tags: HR System Business] 1539 words
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Free Essays - Boys to Men in The Red Badge of Courage - Boys to Men in Red Badge of Courage    The Civil War took more American lives than any other war in history.  It divided the people of the United States, so that in many families brother fought brother.  The four years of bloodshed left a legacy of grief and bitterness that remains in part even today.  The war started on April twelfth, 1861 in Charleston, South Carolina.  It ended four years later on April ninth, 1865.  Many people call this tragic conflict the War Between the States, the War of the Rebellion, the War of the Secession, or the War for southern Independence.  But regardless of what it is called, the war was a great turning point in American history....   [tags: The Red Badge of Courage] 1118 words
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Comparing William Faulkner's Short Stories, A Rose for Emily and Dry September - Comparing William Faulkner's Short Stories, A Rose for Emily and Dry September Three key elements link William Faulkner's two short stories "A Rose for Emily" and "Dry September": sex, death, and women (King 203). Staging his two stories against a backdrop of stereotypical characters and a southern code of honor, Faulkner deliberately withholds important details, fragments chronological times, and fuses the past with the present to imply the character's act and motivation. The characters in Faulkner's southern society are drawn from three social levels: the aristocrats, the townspeople, and the Negroes (Volpe 15)....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Function of Desire in Relationships Between a Man and a Youth - The structure and function of different types of sexual relationships were an important part of Athenian culture, and many rules and traditions formed around these relationships based on the mores of society. The male citizens were considered the most important segment of the population, and many Greek writers address the cultural conventions, ideals, and beliefs that formed around these relationships. The three main types of sexual relationships that involved a male citizen are marriage, the relationship between a young man and an older mentor, and sexual encounters with prostitutes....   [tags: Athens Athenian Love Essays] 1630 words
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The Process by Which Elders Give Advice to Minors About Dating - The Process by Which Elders Give Advice to Minors About Dating The concept of courtship and dating has been transformed in the face of youth culture and the generation gap that exists between the young people of today and their parents. With this change, there is also a shift with regard to the advice that elders give the youth on the topic of dating. Not only does the advice vary from generation to generation, but it also varies from culture to culture. In this paper I will discuss the process by which elders give advice to minors in the realm of Panamanian culture....   [tags: Papers] 862 words
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Comparing The Importance of Being Earnest Films from 1952 and 2002 - Comparing The Importance of Being Earnest Films from 1952 and 2002 This essay is comparing the 1952 film and the 2002 film, ‘The Importance of being Earnest’. This was first a play written in 1895, by Oscar Wilde. This essay is going to express and show the differences and similarities between the two films, using the play script as a reference. ‘The Importance of being Earnest’ is about two handsome men, who go bunburying. Bunburying is when people make things up, for their convenience, and to get out and not be questioned....   [tags: Papers] 1135 words
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The Character of Marco in A View from the Bridge - The Character of Marco in A View from the Bridge After reading Arthur Miller's play "A view from the bridge," I am convinced that the most striking character is Marco. He is an Italian immigrant that moved illegally to the United States with his brother Rodolpho to work as longshoremen, since at the time (the play was written in 1955) his country of origin, Italy, was going through a major economic depression because of the outcome of World War II. In the play, we are told that Marco's plan is to make enough money to survive and be able to send some of that money to his wife and his three kids back in Italy, who are starving....   [tags: View from the Bridge] 832 words
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Sanctuary in On the Road and A Clean Well-Lighted Place - Quest for Sanctuary in On the Road and A Clean Well-Lighted Place The biblical chapter of Exodus outlined man's struggle to find sanctuary in a world tormented by greed, doubt, and the prospect of death. "On the Road" by Langston Hughes, and "A Clean Well-Lighted Place" by Ernest Hemingway are two fine examples of such a quest. Although told through different perspectives in vastly different situations, the themes of both stories are the same: man's desire for acceptance, the loss of faith and the pain of loneliness and aging....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 941 words
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Essay on Action, Props, Costumes, and Visual Elements in Trifles - Action, Props, Costumes, and Visual Elements in Trifles Susan Glaspell’s play, Trifles, shows the importance of staging, gestures, and props to create the proper atmosphere of a play. Without the development of the proper atmosphere through directions from the author, the whole point of the play may be missed. Words definitely do not tell the whole story in Trifles - the dialog only complements the unspoken. Susan Glaspell tells us her vision of the Wright's kitchen, where the action of her play "Trifles" takes place, through stage directions....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 1131 words
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I Love Those Lips, But Those Lips Belong to Another -      Recently I came across two arches. They were alive and in constant motion. First they told me life might get interesting. Then they showed me that life was going to get really good. Then after leaving me with an odd sense of power, they said bye, now life is sad. Its movements resembled that of a shape-shifter: causing the creation of circles, ellipses, and a mixture of feelings. These were the actions of a pair of lips belonging to a vision of beauty.   When I first saw them they were in their top form....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself]
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