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Joy Harjo (1951--) - Joy Harjo (1951--) Joy Foster was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 9th, 1951 to Wynema Baker and Allen W. Foster. She is an enrolled member of the Creek tribe, and is also of Cherokee, French, and Irish descent. Descended from a long line of tribal leaders on her father’s side, including Monahwee, leader of the Red Stick War against Andrew Jackson, she often incorporates into her poetry themes of Indian survival amidst contemporary American life. In 1970, at the age of 19, with the blessings of her parents, Foster took the last name of her maternal grandmother, Naomi Harjo....   [tags: Artist Poet Joy Harjo Biography Essays]
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Man's Search for Meaning in Fight Club and Siddhartha - In 1922, Hermann Hesse set the youth of Germany free with the glorious peace of Siddhartha. Nearly a century later, Chuck Palahniuk opened the eyes of countless Americans with his nihilistic masterpiece, Fight Club. These two novels were written in different times, in different cultures, for different readers, and for different purposes. One is the poster child for love of self and nature; the other focuses on the destruction of both man and culture, yet the two hold a startling similarity in their underlying meaning, that in a darkening world of sin and distraction, letting go is the only true path to freedom, peace, and happiness....   [tags: Comparing Fight Club and Siddhartha]
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Fight Club - Fight Club Before the Narrator actually "meets" Tyler, he sees him in brief, one-frame flashes, representing Tyler's development in his mind. Below is a list of these appearances. - Tyler is standing in front of the copier at the Narrator's company, as the Narrator says, "Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy." - When the Narrator goes to the doctor for his insomnia, Tyler appears as the doctor tells him to go to the testicular cancer support group. As the doctor says, "That's pain," Tyler is standing just over his shoulder, laughing....   [tags: Fight Club Tyler Durdens] 1685 words
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David Fincher’s Fight Club - David Fincher’s “Fight Club” In David Fincher’s “Fight Club” a man battles within himself to live a life he has always dared to live, but in the end when everything is taken to the extreme, he realizes it’s too late to change what he has done. He struggles with the social structure due to his realization that he is in fact powerless in today’s society. He is constantly fighting his alter personality Tyler Durden for control of not only himself but also the world around them. He sees Marla as the lie that exists within himself and despises her for it....   [tags: David Fincher’s Fight Club] 1100 words
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Analysis of Donahue's Sister from Thom Gunn’s The Passages of Joy -     Thom Gunn, an English poet who has spent most of his life living in the United States, is a member of what has come to be called the "Movement". Members of the Movement "rejected what seemed to them the Romantic excesses of the New Apocalypse (whose most prominent member was Dylan Thomas), and. . .were equally dissatisfied with the modernist revolution led by [Ezra] Pound and [T.S.] Eliot" (Ellmann and O’Clair 1335). Gunn has criticized modernists for "strengthen[ing] the images [in their poetry] while...banishing [the] concepts" (Qtd....   [tags: Donahues Sister Passages Joy]
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Fight Club - Conformity vs Rebellion - Fight Club - Conformity vs Rebellion The conflict between conformity and rebellion has always been a struggle in our society. Fight Club is a movie that depicts just that. The movie portrays the polarity between traditionalism and an anti-social revolt. It is the story of man who is subconsciously fed up with the materialism and monotony of everyday life and thereafter creates a new persona inside his mind to contrast and counteract his repetitive lifestyle.      The main character is actually unnamed, but sometimes is referred to as Jack, which comes from a medical book he reads in the Tyler’s house perhaps....   [tags: Fight Club David Fincher Film Movie] 1342 words
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Analysis of Joy Williams' Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp - Analysis of Joy Williams' Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp is an essay written by Joy Williams, about the overwhelming complacency that todays culture shows towards nature.Williams argues in a very satirical way, that todays culture has all but completely lost touch with what nature really is, and that unless we as a nation change our morals regarding the role that nature plays in human existence, we may very well be witnessing the dawn of our own destruction....   [tags: Joy Williams Nature Ocean Essays Ecology] 899 words
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Fight Club - Fight Club “The first rule about fight club is that you don’t talk about fight club” (Palahniuk 87). The story of Fight Club was very nail biting; you never knew what was going to happen next. There were so many things that led up to a complete plot twist. It was amazing how closely directed and written Chuck Palahniuk and David Fincher’s versions were. However, the role in both that stood out to me the most was the role of Marla. Marla was the biggest influence in discovering the narrator (or Jack’s) identity....   [tags: Movie Film Review Fight Club] 1509 words
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Social Cliques in The Breakfast Club by Eric Berne - Social Cliques in The Breakfast Club by Eric Berne “Jock”, “prep”, “gangster”, “loser”, “geek”, “criminal”, “ popular”, are just a few labels of teenagers that are used everyday by outsiders who judge them without looking skin deep. In the matter of stereotyping, some may perceive it as being the base of an identity in the view of society. Eric Berne, an author and psychologist, wrote an article, “Can People Be Judged by Their Appearance?”, where stereotyping is categorized and used as a positive view....   [tags: The Breakfast Club Teenagers Stereotypes Essays] 712 words
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Movie Fight Club - Movie Fight Club      For the following analysis, I will be discussing the movie Fight Club’s two main characters. They are “Jack” played by Edward Norton, and Tyler Durden played by Brad Pitt. However the twist to the movie turns out that Jack and Tyler are the same person and Tyler is Jack’s real name. Tyler the character is everything that Jack the character is not. The story narration is provided by the protagonist of “Fight Club,” “Jack.” The ambivalent protagonist, who only refers to himself as “Jack.” An ambivalent protagonist, usually the main character, is someone the audience likes, but who possesses character flaws....   [tags: Film Films Movies Movie Fight Club Essays] 1638 words
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Movie Fight Club - Movie Fight Club Fight Club may not be a traditional piece of rhetoric yet it lends itself surprisingly well to the principles of deconstruction as outlined by Foucault, Derrida, Grassi and Burke. The God-terms in the novel are not the God-terms that mainstream society is familiar and/or comfortable with, which is not an accident. The ideas and values that are given importance and dominance in this writing as well as the drama that the reader is invited into, are not those of mainstream society, which leads the reader to reevaluate his/her concepts of knowledge and power as well as the ethical self as created by the characters, situations, and the choice of language....   [tags: Fight Club Movie Film films Movies essays] 2711 words
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Club It - Club IT Part 1 The management staff and owners are committed to meeting the high standards that they have set for themselves and that are expected by their customers. Their mission is to provide a wide venue of music genres to satisfy the tastes of even the most obscure music lover. Club IT provides newly remodeled spaces with ample seating and inviting dance floor. The Club has nicely covered each day of the week with scheduled activities as well as a set theme for each month of the year. Club IT offers a simple but complete menu selection for food and beverages; and a highly experienced and knowledgeable staff that provides superior care and service to each customer....   [tags: Business Analysis]
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The Berlin Boxing Club - Karl Stern is an artistic, lanky, beat up, Jewish fourteen year-old boy whose only refuge is drawing cartoons for his younger sister and himself. All that changes in an instant when he meets the boxer, Max Schmeling in his father’s art gallery. In exchange for a painting, Karl will receive lessons from the world renowned fighter and national German hero. Suddenly he has a purpose: train to become a boxing legend. As the years go by and he gets stronger, both physically and emotionally, so does the hatred for the Jews in Germany....   [tags: Robert Sharenow story anlaysis] 817 words
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The Joy of Stories - In a variety of interactions I’ve had with teens in the library I have heard almost word-for-word the same response that I’m sure many have heard before. When asking teens in a program what they enjoyed about a book they were required to read for school or, in readers’ advisory interviews, when asking what they enjoyed about the last book they picked out on their own, I often hear the exact same answer: “it had a good story.” There could be any number of underlying meanings behind “it had a good story” and often I have to tease out what exactly this means to the person saying it....   [tags: Literacy ]
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The Joy of Working - The majority of the teenagers in this day and age, this concept of loving work may seem like a humorous joke that will never get old. However, this laughter could be a mask covering the fear and doubt of the future. Yet they do not even realize this concept stated by Steve Jobs actually opens a new prospective about work and life. If we knew our passion in life and knew what we would love to do, would we dread the future as much as we do now. This may seem as just words floating in the air, but if you actually took a minute to think of all the people in your life....   [tags: math teacher, passion, teenagers] 607 words
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The Joy of Palmistry - INTRODUCTION: Is it not interesting to know what comes next before it happens or what lies ahead of us. Many believe that predictions are really interesting. One of the many ways of fortune telling is palmistry. Palmistry is basically reading one’s palms to deduce a person’s fate through different kinds of techniques. It also can tell the personality of a person through the details in the palm. Since, the mind and body have an immense connection together. In this connection, palm readers can decide what kind of a person he or she is....   [tags: Spirituality ]
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The Club Culture - The Club Culture The club culture-hundreds of thousands of young people across the country, covered in sweat and rhythmically throbbing to a beat- has long been filled with stigmas and stereotypes; the idea that hip-hop music is only for people of African descent, or solely for the "impoverished youth" as Dale Kleinschmidt, an ex-DJ and amateur break dancer from Dallas, puts it, has been a common view associated with the hip-hop scene by the masses. Dale got interested in break dancing because, as he says, "he wanted to look cool." In the beginning, the idea of being able to break dance was funny to him- he had already been involved in the dance scene, but he had never been a b-boy, he jus...   [tags: Hip Hop Dancing Cultural Essays] 1355 words
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Pure Luck - Pure Luck During a warm and lucid evening in September my life would change forever. Something like this does not just happen to anyone; fate decides who deserves such a wake up call. That seemed to be the last night I expected a scene so horrifying to happen because the vibe of the whole evening was uplifting. Everything seemed perfect since everyone happened to be in that happy-go-lucky mentality. We did not expect the events that were to follow later that evening. I heard the restlessness in his voice....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 706 words
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Surprised By Joy - There are times when we should mourn. There are times for tears and sorrow. There are times when being appropriate means giving in to grief. When the world looks to see our reaction to loss, we must turn our faces grim and prove our love for what has gone. But in those moments of appropriate sadness, does there not exist any of the things that make us happy. Does the original loss color all things gray and remove the possibility for joy. No. The world remains the same, save for the void where once was the beloved thing....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 2294 words
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Cultural Differences and Interpersonal Relationships - In life we sometimes experience cultural differences. In The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan shows how mother daughter relationships are affected by these cultural differences. Therefore each of the mothers and daughters has a different view on their Chinese culture. Lindo Jong is the mother of Waverly. Lindo believes that her daughter should be the best of the best at something like all the other Chinese girls she knows of. Lindo also believes that Waverly should marry a Chinese man and is in a constant argument with her about marrying an American man....   [tags: Literary Themes] 614 words
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Lady Luck Who - On Tom Paine's Scar Vegas Mrs. Lady Luck, Who. Tom Paine’s “Scar Vegas” takes place in a cheap Las Vegas hotel in the late twentieth century and shows the depressing life of a lonely ex-con. Traveling from Texas to Las Vegas for his sister’s wedding, Johnny Loop emerges as a simple, unlucky, depressed cowboy. Time after time it seems that Loop gets the short end of the stick. His dysfunctional background shapes his attitudes and interactions with others. Ironic, but a depressing ending leaves him helpless, alone, and frustrated....   [tags: essays research papers] 959 words
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The Outcome of Outcome Based Luck - The Outcome of Outcome Based Luck According to Thomas Nagel’s revolutionary, yet problematic theory, a person can never truly be responsible for anything. The philosopher theorizes that there is a force outside our own self-control that can influence our ethical standings. These forces are referred to as moral luck. In Nagel’s eyes, there are four different types of moral luck: constitutive luck, luck in one’s circumstances, luck in how one is determined by antecedent circumstances and luck in the way things turn out....   [tags: Thomas Nagel's theory]
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The Everlasting Bond between a Mother and a Daughter - ... Sophia always impressed anyone that heard her play the violin. Yet again, Chua was not surprised because she knew all along that her daughter had the ability and potential to exceed in the performing arts. In The Joy Luck Club, Waverly Jong is having a hard time telling her mother that she is going to marry a man named Rich. This is because Waverly believes that her mother does not think anyone is good for anything. After pondering and worrying, Waverly realizes that she must tell her mother that she is getting married....   [tags: The Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother, Amy Chua] 1151 words
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Moral Luck and Internal Justification - Despite his two claims being about morality in general, Williams focuses his argument on cases of internal justification based on internal moral assessments. He claims that whether an agent views himself as justified may depend largely on luck. However, this justification may never be pertinent to external agents, insofar as external agents have no obligation to listen to personal justifications. Notably, Williams isn’t arguing against a particular philosophy but against a common-sense view that morality is both immune from luck and a supreme value....   [tags: WIlliam, arguments, moral assessments]
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The Impact of Luck on Life's Outcomes - I grew up in the city of Haifa which is the third biggest city in Israel, only 3 blocks from the shore. Surrounded by a breathtaking view I spent my childhood as a nature boy. Like any other boy who lived where I lived , my favorite sport was soccer. Soon enough I already knew – I am going to be professional soccer player. I lived the game, spending all of my free time trying to improve my skills, and even did the best I could at school because my mother always told me that if I wanted to stay on the team I have to bring home more than just average grades....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 665 words
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Good Night and Good Luck - In Good Night and Good Luck, director George Clooney follows the conflict between outspoken television journalist Edward R. Murrow and anti-communist Senator Joseph McCarthy during the hard times of the Red Scare. Murrow uses his television show to expose McCarthy’s fallacious arguments, while providing his own opinion on the matter. He begins by defending former Air Force pilot Milo Radulovich as not being the Communist agent McCarthy charges him to be. Due to his radical messages against McCarthy, advertisers begin pulling their advertisements....   [tags: Film Review] 860 words
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Study on a Hispanic Club at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - ... Her opinion caused me to do some deep thinking. My main focus for choosing my topic was not fully supported. I was doing so becuase I have a Hispanic in my family background. A new focus was developed in my research and opinion. My observation, including my interviews took place on campus in the MUC (Morris University Center) in the Meridian Ball room. In my reaserch and study, I wanted to take a straight forward appproach. I wanted to be honest with the people I interviewed and I wanted the same in return, honesty....   [tags: hispanic culture analysis] 756 words
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The Club - In The Club, friendship and loyalty are forgotten. The characters in this play sneak around behind each other’s backs, trying to achieve one thing; they are trying to hold onto their position. They want to replace some members of the Club so that they can start a new and better club, without the interference of “busy-body’s”. Although Laurie shows loyalty to his team, and Ted shows loyalty to the club, Jock and Gerry are continually stabbing Laurie and Ted in the back. Gerry, the career administrator, seems to be on everybody’s side but he is actually the one who makes the bullets for all the other bunnies to fire....   [tags: essays research papers] 1082 words
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Comedy in "Pure Luck" - A world without comedy would be similar to a butter knife, it's dull, useless, and achieves very little. The world would be filled with impolite and obnoxious people. Comedy helps keep the flow of the world going. It allows people to laugh at one another and shrug off rude comments at the same time. It also creates a casual environment. Comedy is everywhere and it helps the world be a little less boring. Comedy can be found on televisions, the internet, and books, only to name a few. Comedy creates the illusion that things will get better; however, comedy gets better by making the situation worse....   [tags: Film Review] 961 words
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Short Stories: Lifes Luck - Luck. It was to be our rest period but a Mike boat that was supposed to run supplies up to a F.O.B, (forward operating base), had been ambushed. She had been hit by rocket propelled grenade and recoilless rifle fire, which resulted in her receiving severe structural damage. One of her crewmen being killed and another three wounded. Making water and listing badly she had barely managed to limp home as dusk fell. Had they been ambushed in a canal instead of the river I doubt they would have managed the return....   [tags: personal narrative] 997 words
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The Bad Luck Kennedys - ... She was slower than the other Kennedy children, she was developmentally delayed. However, according to Ronald Kessler, she was able to write endearing letters, dance, and even do arithmetic. Contrary to her then diagnosis, she was not mentally retarded; her IQ was above 75, well past the range of mental retardation. As Rosemary grew older though, her once sweet disposition turned bitter. Joe Kennedy, Rosemary's father banned her from the household, after which, he contacted two surgeons in Washington state: Dr....   [tags: John F., Robert, Ted ] 1233 words
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The Yankee Club - The core members of the Yankee Club—Marisa, Big Al, and me, had earned enough of a reputation for a variety of people to seek us out. On this particular day, a black Cadillac Coupe de Ville with red Camden cloth and matching leather interior pulled up. The man driving had a weather-beaten face and wide mustache. The guy looked like he could scare the truth out of Satan. His companion filled out the passenger seat with his broad frame and crooked nose. The taller of the two men climbed out and strolled over to where we stood....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2343 words
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The Breakfast Club - The movie the Breakfast Club is based on a group of five teenagers who are serving Saturday school together for some bad behavior. Each of the children show up with a parent and they are telling the child how they feel about the situation, but the child never gets to respond to the situation. It is presented that the parents are all wrapped up in themselves and not their children or their well-being. The children arrive at the school and meet inside the library where they are to serve their time as punishment for their individual bad behaviors....   [tags: movie analysis, bad behavior] 905 words
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The Joy of Visitin My Family - POP. As my ears adjust to the change in pressure while the plane lands on the dark and dusty runway, memories of my family members from years ago run through my head. Aunts in the kitchen mixing spices together, uncles coming home from their job, cousins who have kept me entertained for many hours, and the hilarity that ensues when my family gets together. Walking out of the Indira Gandhi International airport, into the humid climate of India, the family that has come to pick us up surrounds me....   [tags: personal narrative] 525 words
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Community Service: The Joy of Giving - "This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in." - Theodore Roosevelt As Secretary of the Debate Club of my high school, I was assigned the job of picking a community service project for the Club to participate in. Our school was having a “service day” and different classes and clubs were picking various projects around the community to do on this day. Some groups were going to play with kids at Safe Place, while others were serving food at the Soup Kitchen, and still others were volunteering to pick up trash around neighborhoods....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 786 words
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Moral Luck - The case of moral luck was introduced by Williams Bernard and developed by Thomas Nagel in their articles respectively. Both raised the question whether luck can influence the judgment of morality. In this essay, the definition of moral luck and four kinds of moral luck by Williams and Nagel will be discussed through several case examples, and then followed with some arguments from Judith Andre, Donna Dickenson and David Enoch and Andrei Marmor who disagree with the concept of moral luck. Let take a simple example from Nagel’s paper to acquire a brief understanding on the idea of moral luck....   [tags: Analysis, Williams Bernard] 1870 words
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Caregiving Can Be Full of Joy - “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” This quote holds so much meaning in that it so truthful. To care for others is a beautiful thing. Care can be given in so many ways whether it is small or large. All types of care matter and can make the biggest difference in someone’s life. To be able to care for a person is one of the best things you could do for someone. Caring for one another in the world we live in is necessary. Everyone deals with adversities at some point in their lives and at that point is when we realize that we need someone the most....   [tags: bible, teaching, jesus] 1991 words
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Good Luck - Luck is an occurrence beyond one’s control, without regard to one’s will, intention, or desired result; it is not fate, nor is it destiny. Lucky charms and good luck symbols, also called talisman, are objects perceived to bring good luck. People use them as a way of understanding personal chance events, reducing tension, creating a feeling of control, or boosting one’s belief in their ability to succeed. Lucky Charms and good luck symbols are ancient, often appearing in religious or spiritual practices....   [tags: Religion] 1944 words
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My Unplanned Bundle of Joy - ... I never knew so many people were experts at parenting. No one could prepare us for the months ahead. I am convinced that love got us through the troubling times. My first trimester was the worst. My hormones flared-I cried about everything. I was not showing, consequently people thought I was having a meltdown. The most nerve-racking factor was money. A dead-end job, making just over minimum wage, was not my idea of a perfect time to expand the family. Especially with the amount of food. As someone who normally loved to eat-I found that my baby let me know when she was hungry....   [tags: personal narrative] 863 words
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Club Drugs - It’s 6 o’clock on a Saturday morning and while some teenagers are enjoying the extra hours of sleep, many are still bouncing around to the sounds of techno music. Thousands of teenagers and even some adults gather into clubs decorated with black lights, disco balls, and tons of smoke machines. Their hearts are pounding and their pulse is racing at the speed of light, all compliments of designer drugs known as club drugs (National Institute on Drug Abuse). Changing the molecular structure of an existing drug or drugs to create a new substance creates designer drugs (Kusinitz 151)....   [tags: essays research papers] 987 words
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Philosophers Nagel and Kant on Moral Luck - How can we determine what actions, if any, we're morally responsible for. At first the concept of the control principle was in practice until people came to realize that they didn’t actually practice this to the fullest degree; this lead to the creation of the idea of Moral Luck. Two philosophers with opposing viewpoints on the concept of Moral Luck were Nagel and Kant. I believe Kant has a good base for what he believes, but I don’t think he has all the answers as far as the role luck plays in our decisions....   [tags: morally, practice, plays] 1222 words
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My Joy for Discovery - When I was three, my parents unwittingly bought me a world. It took the shape of a magnetic letter board, a toy endowed with life. I still remember my late grandmother patiently feeding my inquiring mind's needs, telling me which letter was 'S' and how I should put it on the board. Thus I learned to read in no time. But I was a complicated nature, never willing to write the words I heard, or anything like that. I had just found a realm of mine; anything not obviously pertaining to the world of sounds I converted to my language of magnetic letters and digits....   [tags: personal story and reflections] 529 words
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Obason, by Joy Kogawa - ... “The train smells of oil and soot and orange peels...the black soot leaps and settles like insects...a boy is trying to distract the kitten with his finger but the kitten mews and mews” (50-60). A child’s perspective allows readers to receive simplified versions of events without any adult biases to interfere with the world’s occurances. It gives a view of the world that has not yet been affected by adult hardships as well as makes these views pure. Innocent children are able to provide naive innocent truths....   [tags: Literary Analysis, WWII] 675 words
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Obasan, by Joy Kogawa - Many if not most, considered World War II the most atrocious act of all time. It was viewed as a war of beliefs and ideals. One side, vouching for domination, while another for freedom; One slaughtering and discriminating due to nationality, race, and religion; the other fighting for freedom, sovereignty, and peace. In reality, the war was not as black and white as that. Though the Axis Powers committed heinous crimes against humanity (I.E Holocaust, Murder of millions, Attempt at world domination etc.), the allies also had their own dark moments....   [tags: World War two, Japan, Canada] 1062 words
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Joy of Meaningful Work - In the book Outliers, and in the articles, “Meaningful Work”, “Do, Just, Do: A Journey to Meaningful, Satisfying work”, and “ You Wont Find Meaningful work Looking Outside Yourself”, The authors Malcolm Gladwell, Michael F. Steger, Lori Deschene, and Keven wood describe what the joy of meaningful is to them.Life is what you make of it and it’s and up to you to decide what you will get out of it. Some people may work eight hour shifts Monday through Friday miserable, exhausted, depressed, unhappy, and under a lot of pressure and stress from their jobs....   [tags: Outliers, career, success, happiness]
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Fight Club - The main themes of the story are loneliness, materialism, and freedom from society. Tyler was created because of the lack of connection the narrator had with the people around him. The narrator was lonely and attended so many support groups because of it. He was not rejected at the support groups because the members thought he was sick just like they were. Materialism is a reoccurring theme as the narrator mentions how he has worked his entire life for the Ikea items in his apartment. He tried to fill the void in his life by buying worthless, meaningless stuff....   [tags: Fight Club Analysis] 1347 words
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David Brower and the Sierra Club - David Brower was a conservationist, mountain climber, a person of conviction who loved the wilderness. As a skilled mountain climber, he made the first of seventy routes in Yosemite and later went on to climb Shiprock in 1939, which at the time was known as “the last great American climbing problem.” He was a prominent environmentalist and founder of many environmental organizations, the most well known was The Sierra Club Foundation. He later went on to establish, among many others, the Friends of Earth (FOE) in 1969 and the Earth Island Institute in 1982....   [tags: Environment, Environmental, Conservation]
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The Joy Of Laughter - The Joy Of Laughter Laughter is defined by dictionary.com as "the act of expressing certain emotions, especially mirth or delight, by a series of spontaneous, usually unarticulated sounds often accompanied by corresponding facial and bodily movements."(1) A thesaurus offers immense amounts of synonyms for the word "laugh", including giggle, cackle, chortle, snort, chuckle, crow, howl, snicker, snigger, convulse, titter, and the list goes on.(2) There are many words to describe laughter because it is such an integral part of our lives....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers] 1327 words
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The Joy of Learning - The Joy of Learning According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, (to) learn is defined as “to gain knowledge, understanding or skill by study or exposure.” However, this is just a definition and does not give the true meaning of the word. It can not describe the true joy of finally learning and understanding something that has proven difficult. I believe that feeling can be facilitated with a teacher who understand those emotions. I have known teachers who truly portray their love for the art of teaching through their awareness of those special emotions and by allowing those emotions to work for them....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy] 713 words
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A Genealogy of the Philosophy of the Dynamite Club - “The large ideas that influence intellectual and aesthetic movements are...first introduced into the community of writers and artists through philosophy. Philosophical texts codify the definitions and the boundaries for the concepts that have influenced Western thought, art, science, and politics since the days of Plato and Aristotle…” -Art Berman, Preface to Modernism. John Merriman’s Dynamite Club succeeds in a portrayal of the decadence and injustice of a fin-de-siècle Parisian society of bourgeois capitalists, which fueled the expansion of anarchist ideology and even dyed its destructive creed with tints of virtue and righteousness....   [tags: John Merriman, book analysis]
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A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan - Amy Tan is a Chinese American writer, whose short stories portray the theme that finding the balance between heritage and culture is not always easy. This is seen through Amy Tan’s own life experience and through a couple of the many short stories she has written, for example, “Two Kinds”, “Rice Husband”, and “A Pair of Tickets”. In the following short stories, the daughter becomes everything the mother wished for, but meanwhile, the daughter becomes more American like and loses her Chinese values....   [tags: biography, two kinds, rice husband]
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The Joy of Hate - The Joy of Hate About ten years ago my dad was pastor in a church near Charleston. Two centuries ago, this was a prominent area in the slave industry, and after the Civil War, many harbored hateful attitudes toward blacks. Many families passed down this legacy of prejudice to the present day. After my father had been at this church for six months, one of the deacons asked him for a favor. Every year the town, mainly the church, held a youth baseball league and the deacon wanted my dad to announce the beginning of the season to the congregation and have my older brother play on a team....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives] 706 words
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The Joy of Winning - The Joy of Winning       "Oh my God!" was exclaimed into my right ear and resonated above everyone in the room. My heart was thumping because I wasn't exactly sure what was happening. I wasn't excited to be going or even pleased. All I could think about was, "What did I get myself into. I shouldn't be here, I don't deserve this."       It all began on one of the most disastrous bus rides I have ever experienced that doesn't include a wreck. I was going to Grand Junction for the Western Slope Science Fair....   [tags: Narrative Memoir Essays] 1664 words
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The Joy of Soy - The Joy of Soy In Chinese, the word for soybean is ta-tou, which translates, "greater bean" (Simmons 1991). Many Americans who are trying to make changes in their health are beginning to agree with this definition. Soybeans are becoming a legume of the future. SOY - CAN IT SURVIVE THE HYPE. Scientific research has discovered that adding soy foods to your diet can dramatically improve your health (http://www.ncw.net/alpha/pam5.html). People that incorporate soybeans and soy products into their diet have been shown to live healthier lives....   [tags: Argumentative Health Diet Essays]
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The Joy of Bach - The Joy of Bach The Baroque period was filled with the new idea that every issue had two sides. Great thinkers and masterminds left behind the idea that the world was either god- influenced or science-influenced. Most people embraced this notion, with the exception of a few. Johann Sebastian Bach was one of these few people. Bach, although the greatest composer of the Baroque period, led a life based on tradition and past influence, which left him virtually ignored for many years after his death....   [tags: Biography Composers Music Essays] 1668 words
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The Joy of Hunting - Hunting is a worldwide event that has taken place for hundred's of years and is still a popular trait that is being carried on in today's society by millions of people. Although many people all over the world have experienced the hunting tradition, there are still many people who have not had the chance to experience the thrill of hunting and the excitement that is involved. There are many situations caused by hunting that can give an individual an unequaled sensation caused by an adrenaline rush and I can relate in many ways from the past years of hunting since I was a child....   [tags: Essays on Hunting] 855 words
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Psychology and the Media: The Breakfast Club - The first movie ever created was made by Louis Le Prince on October 14 in 1888, back then all movies were silent and the movie theatre was consider a simpler, cheaper way to entertain the masses. Since 1888 millions of movies have been made in every language and in every part of the world. Many of those movies have a connection with psychology and its theories, my favorite movie is The Breakfast Club which has a connection with the contact hypothesis of Gordon Allport. The Breakfast Club was made in 1985 and since then it has been used by various psychologist to explain psychology theories in a simple way....   [tags: John Hughes film analysis] 667 words
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Setting Analysis – “Fight Club” - Setting Analysis – “Fight Club” “My boss doesn’t know the material, but he won’t let me run the demo with a black eye and half my face swollen from the stitches inside my cheek”(Palahniuk, par. 1). Chuck Palahniuk’s “Fight Club” deals with a man frustrated on many different levels; from his childhood to present day life. Fight Clubs' setting contributes to what makes Fight Club such a powerful story. The narrator who is never named, starts off in chapter six with what could be described as an office hell; complete with empty smiles and feeble minded speak of which color icon they will use for office reports....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 857 words
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Baseball Joy - The first team I ever played for was Tobers Party Store. For some kids growing up, baseball was just another way to pass time during the summer, away from the grind of public school. For me it was everything. From the moment my eyes snapped open in the morning, until the time I slipped away to sleep, I had baseball on my mind. I loved to play baseball, watch baseball, and talk baseball. Nothing else mattered. Eating and sleeping were just "necessary evils" that took precious time away from my hobby....   [tags: Personal Experience] 742 words
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Review of the Movie: The Breakfast Club -  In the film The Breakfast Club there are various social psychological theories and concepts that describe the inner selves of the characters. The characters in the film are initially perceived in a certain manner by each other because of knowing the way they behave in school and the type of people and environment they surround themselves with in school. However one detention on a Saturday brings these characters together and throughout the film their true personalities and behaviors start to reveal themselves by means of social psychological theories and concepts....   [tags: Psychology, Personalities, Theory]
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Fight Club: A Narrative Analysis - Barsam and Monahan define a narrative as, “A cinematic structure in which content is selected and arranged in a cause-and-effect sequence of events occurring over time” (553). David Fincher’s Fight Club uses a very unique narrative mode in that the whole film is self-narrated by the unnamed main character and has one of the best surprise endings in this writer’s opinion. This makes the film a prime specimen to be broken apart for further narrative analysis. The film starts out with the nameless narrator played by Edward Norton in a nameless city....   [tags: Cinema]
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Club Drugs and Date Rape - Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, is a club drug that is extremely popular amongst high school and college students. Because club drugs can enhance enjoyment from touch they are used to increase intimacy and, worse, in rape situations. They are also used to stimulate psychedelic effects and to energize the user for the night. These designer drugs lead to the deaths of multiple people each year. Club drugs are created to induce a stimulant and psychedelic effect; however, these sensations are definitely not worth the addictive and disabling effects they may cause....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]
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The Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club In keeping with my stated course goal to learn more about Cuban culture and the influences on its development, I chose to focus my project on the 1998 documentary Buena Vista Social Club. While this film primarily focuses on the bringing together of a group of mostly aging and forgotten artists to produce an album reflective of a bygone musical era in Cuba, there are several identifiable underlying issues that reveal a variety of ways in which political events and social issues have played a role in the isolation of these artists....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review]
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Stereotyping of Car Club Members - Everyone has heard the saying don’t judge a book by a cover. Sadly every minute of the day someone gets judged because of assumptions that are not correct. These assumptions overtime eventually lead to stereotypes. A stereotype is an image or idea of a particular type of person. Stereotyping a person is seen in many differents aspects such as race, groups, beliefs, appearance, etc. An individual may ask why people are stereotyped or stereotype. In reality stereotyping helps people categorize the different type of people....   [tags: social issues, stereotypes, misconceptions]
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Fight Club: A Controversial Classic - The film Fight Club has generated controversy from the very moment it was released. Critics have both acclaimed and denounced this film. At the same time, it has been a fan favorite, ranking 14 on IMDB’s Top 250 Chart. On one hand, the film Fight Club lacks in its originality and unrealistic plot. On the other hand, it displays exceptional acting. Ultimately, Fight Club fails to deliver, leaving the audience disappointed. The story revolves around an average middle-class ordinary man, living in a day-to-day routine....   [tags: Synopsis, Film Analysis] 906 words
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Literary Analysis of Fight Club - Fight Club is a novel written by Chuck Palahniuk. This is a story about a protagonist who struggles with insomnia. An anonymous character suffering from recurring insomnia due to the stress brought about by his job is introduced to the reader. He visits a doctor who later sends him to visit a support group for testicular cancer victims, and this helps him in alleviating his insomnia. However, his insomnia returns after he meets Marla Singer. Later on, the narrator meets Tyler Durden, and they together establish a fight club....   [tags: Chuck Palahniuk, Plot, Novel, Analysis]
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The Zen of Fight Club - ... This is Marla Singer. She too goes to the support groups when there is truly nothing wrong with her, at least nothing that has to do with the support groups. Singer is a mirror of the protagonist’s lie, and so he can no longer cry at the groups knowing that she is there, and his insomnia, his suffering comes back. The main character’s job is to fly around the country looking at car accidents evaluating them to see if the car company he works for needs to do a recall. As he flies all over, there is another subtle nod to rebirth, “If you wake up in a different city at a different time could you wake up someone as someone else.” (Fincher) It is here he meets Tyler Durden....   [tags: connections with Buddhism, film analysis]
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Film Analysis: The Breakfast Club - The Breakfast Club is a coming-of-age movie. This movie follows five high school students who all have school detention on a Saturday morning. They all come from various types of group. There is the anxious and bizarre girl, Allison; the sporty guy, Andrew; the hard-acting guy, John; the popular girl, Claire; and the nerd, Brian. They all saw each other that way too because they were “brainwashed” into accepting that. Since they are all from different types of groups, they don’t know each other, nor do they want to....   [tags: students, school, realism]
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The Dayton Woman’s Club - Dayton, Ohio has a well known history that stretches back for Centuries. Sometimes, you take for granted the history of where you were born, but if you take a time line and look back, its clear to see how important it was to reflect on the different stages of triumph and victory that certain historical places like the one that will be talked about in this paper, that is The Woman’s Club. (This historical site) The Woman’s Club has been around for decades, and has been a very important tool for the history of Dayton....   [tags: Social Issues]
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The Dayton Canoe Club - At the dawn of the Twentieth century, cities, like Dayton, had factories being erected almost every day. The Industrialism period brought many people to cities looking for jobs. As cities became crowded and people overworked, a movement began to spend more time outside enjoying nature and all it has to offer. This created an opportunity that Charles W. Shaeffer saw, and jumped on (Dalton 11). He gave way for the idea of a club for those to spend time together, outdoors, to be involved with one another and to bring the community together as one....   [tags: Community History]
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"The Breakfast Club" Character Analysis - In the movie The Breakfast Club, five seemingly different adolescents are assigned Saturday detention where they learn that although they each fit a particular stereotype, they all have the same characteristics, but they are expressed differently because they have different experiences, strengths and weaknesses that makes them who they are. In the movie, Bender is the “criminal”, Brian is the “brain” and Allison is the “psychopath.” Each of their situations, strengths and weakness are similar to students that are in our classrooms currently or we may have in our classrooms in the future....   [tags: Character Analysis ] 1092 words
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PESTLE Analysis of aSports Club - It is important to recognise the main features that affect a business in view of the macro and micro-environmental factors. Technological change, change in economic climate, natural occurrences and such-like are matters that concern the macro-environment of a business. These external, uncontrollable, influences can and will impact hugely on the success or failure of a business. One of the tools that are applicable in considering these factors is PESTLE. Political; Environmental; Social; Technological; Legal and Economic considerations will need to be engaged in order to prepare the business for macro-environmental influences....   [tags: environment, technological change]
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Joy vs. Power - Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “you can have joy or you can have power, but you can’t have both.” This transcendentalist quote may appear to be inherently simple, but it can become quite profound in its explanation. I felt that the best place to start interpreting Emerson’s words would be would be The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Power was defined as the “possession of control, authority, or influence over others,” while Joy was defined as “the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires.” My first literal interpretations lead me to disagree with the quote....   [tags: Philosophy] 1401 words
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Lucky Ladies Social Club - Before joining the Lucky Ladies Social Club I did not have a social life, my life consisted of going to work, school and church. Being a single mother of a thirteen year old daughter, I decided I needed to venture out and make some time for myself and that’s when I discovered the Lucky Ladies Social Club. However, before joining I decided to research other clubs in my surrounding area for example the Ladies Choice Social Club and the Lady Street Soldiers Social Club. These clubs offered the same benefits of sisterhood and also went on a lot of out of town trips but they were not organized and did not focus on volunteer work....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 894 words
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The Arsenal Football Club - ... The Emirates Stadium revenue skyrocketed from the old stadium at Highburry. Arsenal increased their match day revenue of $62 million from their old stadium Highburry to $150 million at the Emirates because of more seat capacity and ticket prices increased. This is much more than what the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea’s stadium can make because both Chelsea and Manchester City have not upgraded their stadium yet like Arsenal. If they were to decide to do that, both of them will be ten years behind Arsenal....   [tags: becoming a modern day superclub in Europe]
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Fight Club and Feminism - The issue at the heart of the David Fincher film, Fight Club, is not that of man’s rebellion against a society of “men raised by women”. This is a film that outwardly exhibits itself as promoting the resurrection of the ‘ultra-male’, surreptitiously holding women accountable for the decay of manhood. However, the underlying truth of the film is not of resisting the force of destruction that is ‘woman’, or of resisting the corruption of manhood at her hand, but of penetrating the apathy needed to survive in an environment ruled by commercial desire, not need....   [tags: Feminism]
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Graduation Speech: May You Have Joy and Sorrow - I would like to begin my speech with these beautiful words of wisdom: "Not enjoyment and not sorrow is our destined end or way but to act that each tomorrow brings us farther than today." Did you hear that. "Not enjoyment and not sorrow is our destined end or way, but to act that each tomorrow brings us farther than today." What, do you all have hearts of stone. Where are the tears. Don't you see it even rhymes. Way-today, today-way, see that. I guess I sound a little too bitter about this don't I....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 575 words
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Masculinity in "Fight Club" - Others often use masculinity, most often associated with strength, confidence and self-sufficiency to define a man’s identity. The narrator perceives Tyler Durden as a fearless young man who is independent and living life by his own rules. So is Tyler Durden masculine because of his no nonsense attitude or are his law breaking antics and unusual lifestyle seen as a failure because he is a man with neither family, money nor a well respected job. These typical aspirations are commonly defined as the male American dream, but does following life by the rulebook placed on males by society really make a male masculine....   [tags: Cinematic Themes]
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