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Buena Vista Social Club - More than eight million copies sold is a great figure for any music album. However, for a CD labeled with World Music genre, that number means an unprecedented success. The album, named Buena Vista Social Club, has changed the attitude of the world to Cuban music forever. Nonetheless, Buena Vista has been criticized for being a commercial product, and for causing negative effects to Cuban society. Let us discover the story behind this phenomenon from Cuba, and more importantly, explore the music inside this brilliant CD....   [tags: Music]
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The Obedient Wives Club - Ladies, it is about time to forget about where to bargain for the best toilet-roll deal in town and instead, consider speaking up for yourself, as outrageously enough, the OWC is now convicting you guilty for your husband’s infidelity. Most women – feminists in particular – were incensed by the ideology of the OWC, that the recipe to a blissful marriage is a cheery man at home, which can be realized if women served their spouses like “first –class prostitutes”. Nevertheless, from what perspective is the OWC viewing this issue and why has it stir such uproar among those who are against it....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club - “I had to know what Tyler was doing while I was asleep. If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?” (Palahniuk 32). When Tyler is in action, narrator is not contemporaneous in a sense that he is Tyler now. Tyler is someone who doesn’t give any importance to money-oriented world but he indeed believes in the willpower of constructing a classless society. The narrator is insomniac, depressed, and stuck with unexciting job. Chuck’s prominent, pessimistic, radical work, Fight Club, investigates inner self deeper and deeper into personality, identity, and temperament as a chapter goes by....   [tags: literary analysis]
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Freebasing on fight club - According to psychotherapist Isaac Marks, behavioral addictions involve, “routines of dysfunctional and purposeful behavior,” (10.4: 28). All humans engage in some form of addictive activities whether it gambling, eating disorders, hyper-sexuality, or even nervous tics. The severity of such addictions is founded in Freudian ideals of parenting and early childhood development. Addictions, whether chemical or behavioral, can consume one’s life when left unchecked. The cycle of addiction begins at first exposure and continues through until the addict dies or is rehabilitated....   [tags: Film Review, Fincher] 1543 words
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Casino Bonus is Great Online Entertainment - CASINO BONUS Casino is your home for the best in online entertainment. This future show is a base to both online casino games and old favourites, all in the same place for your convenience. The casino bonus has number of loyalty preliminary plan that help to ensure members are happy with the services and will eagerly return to continue playing are on offer. Mainly available are a number of different bonuses on deposits and also referral bonuses of 20 dollars for each new person you refer to their site....   [tags: gaming, jackpot, club] 647 words
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Buddhism in Fight Club - “Whenever we find one who has come unscathed through every test in childhood, youth, and manhood, we shall set him as a Ruler to watch over the commonwealth; he will be honoured in life, and after death receive the highest tribute of funeral rites and other memorials.” Great philosophers like Plato and Machiavelli raised a lot of arguments in how a true guardian is like. Although there have been some oppositions on how guardians should execute duties, it is noticeable that both philosophers agree that a true guardian is more than just a leader....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Film: The Breakfast Club - The movie The Breakfast Club was released in 1985, and is based on a group of five high school students from stereotypical cliques; the popular, jock, nerd and the outcasts, who all wind up stuck together for Saturday detention. Throughout the movie many themes present themselves such as teenage rebellion, peer pressure and family issues as the students get to know each other. The most prominent theme throughout the movie is the student’s placement in the social structure of the school. From the very different reasons why they are in detention to the way that they are all treated differently by the principle, their social placement is evident....   [tags: high school, nerd, jock, the popular]
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Geography: Lebanon’s Pride and Joy - Lebanon’s Pride and Joy Every city, country, territory or nation has its own pride and joy that distinguishes it from any other, which forms it uniqueness and gives it long lasting recognition and a remarkable reputation. France has the Eifel tower and its reputation for being the country of romance. Brazil has its festivals and soccer skills. Varna has its clubs and pubs and amazing nights, but with all that said, what does Lebanon pertain. Lebanon has long been known and envied for its water....   [tags: tourism industry, waters, landscape]
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Native American Poetry: Joy Jarjo - ... However, as the poem goes on, the speaker views the horse in different forms and sometimes appropriates the horse. In the first stanza, due to the incorporation of her culture in her writing, the horses are compared through nature, which as stated, plays a significant part in her culture. When Harjo writes, “She had horses who were bodies of sand”(2) and, “She had horses who were splintered red cliff”(8), can most likely be a reference to the landscapes that the speaker was surrounded by. The reference to the landscape can also emphasize the environment in which the speaker lives in, which ultimately places us in a setting for the poem....   [tags: society, adversities, culture, stanza] 915 words
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City Of Joy - "His suffering was transformed into surprise then peace, the peace that comes from being loved" (C.O.J. p. 254). In the book the City of Joy Hasari, Mother Theresa, Stephan Kolvaski and Max Loeb all experienced the joy and helpfulness that comes from being loved. Their problems and troubles through out the book help them to understand how to make it through tough times. Examples from this book and life show that modern medicine is not always the best way to help the sick or injured. Peoples love and kindness for each other is the most valuable gift you can give someone."This city isn't all that inhuman" (C.O.J....   [tags: essays research papers] 716 words
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Harvest of Joy - Harvest of Joy It seemed pretty simple at the beginning. My father showed me how to prepare the soil, to plant the seeds and to water them, and to harvest the vegetables. If I sustained the garden, the garden would sustain me. But my relationship with our garden has grown much more complicated than that. Over time, the garden has sustained me more than I have sustained it. In December, my father suffered a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. His heart stopped twice during the operation, and he was not expected to survive....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 658 words
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Joy of Cooking - Joy of Cooking A creative interest I have is cooking with pastries, seafood and poultry. Preparing food can be fun. All I need is just a little imagination and time. Pastries are dessert that are severed for special occasions and after a meal. Pastries are special due to the fact each one tastes and looks different. The creative format comes from the chef. Since I am the one who cooks in my house, I must prepare each dish tasteful and attractive. For example, I was thinking of a creative cake for my daughters&rsquo birthday....   [tags: essays papers] 707 words
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Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club is a seductive novel which chronicles an unnamed narrator’s ability to cope with an emasculated, self-centered, materialistic society by creating an alter ego. Throughout the text, the theme of the emasculated modern man is presented both in the life of the narrator, and in the lives of the male characters he surrounds himself with. Through notions of absent fathers, consumerism and an innocuous/aimless existence, Palahniuk presents how men in modern society have lost their masculine identity and the extreme actions they go to in order to obtain it again....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Chuck Palahniuk] 1428 words
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Fight Club - In 1996, Chuck Palahniuk released his best known Novel; Fight Club. In 1999, The award winning novel was adapted to film. Palahniuk is know for his unique, and sometimes dark writing. The unnamed main character works in the liability department of a major (also nameless) car company. He fly’s all around the country to investigate car accidents and other problems his company’s cars may have. He is the one who determines whether or not a recall is necessary. Necessary as in, if it’s going to cost the company more money to do a recall or settle out of court with the family’s that their defective cars have killed or injured....   [tags: Literary Review]
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The Distance Between Morality and Luck - The Distance Between Morality and Luck In the moral realm, I tend to align my intuitions with Kantian morality, forming a very strict interpretation of those actions which carry moral worth. As one who believes that the world is not governed by determinism, I place a great deal of emphasis on moral evaluation. This is why I find Nagel’s Moral Luck article so troubling. Nagel describes a concept which, if accurate, completely undercuts our conception of morality, disabling the ability to apply moral worth to decisions....   [tags: Philosophy Morals Papers]
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Fight Club - If you have watched the film Fight Club in regards to the early 1990’s and it’s American Consumerism it has a major effect on the countries early audiences which are males between 15 and 34 primarily all white. This led to a huge problem and was considered a controversial film. A film that would impact the world and the society in which people lived in leading to a public response. The huge question towards fight club is if the society would allow such in tolerant actions and if it’s possible to be controversial over the actions of rebellion....   [tags: Film Review] 2011 words
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Fight Club - I am Jack’s dependence on consumer society. Jack tries to rid himself of me by creating another persona—I do not succumb. I control every aspect of Jack’s life: his clothes, his furniture, his desires, his fears. Without me, Jack would be free. Free to do anything, free to be himself. With me, Jack is a slave to our culture, incapable of thinking—acting—for himself. With me, Jack’s revolt melds seamlessly with the system he is stuck in. Fight Club, one of author Chuck Palahniuk’s most celebrated and controversial novels, tells the story of a schizophrenic white-collar worker, unaware of his mental condition, who collaborates with his dual personality to start a fight club....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Chuck Palahniuk] 2641 words
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Is a Successful Day of Fishing a Product of Luck or Skill? - Hello, my name is John Doe and today I will answer the question, "Is a successful day of fishing a product of luck or skill." You know, talk to many casual anglers or those that do not fish, and when you tell them of your angling successes, they often scoff and tell you how fishing is all luck. I will not deny there is a certain element of luck to all angling and even yes, tournament angling. I once heard that "A bad day of fishing is a whole lot better than a good day of work." Unfortunately, I will never know who said that because the person that did say it is supposedly anonymous....   [tags: angling, fisherman, research] 570 words
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Momma Lowrider: Sandra Teran of Duke's Car Club - Momma Lowrider: Sandra Teran of Duke's Car Club On Easter Sunday of last year, the sound of gunfire, then police sirens, interrupted the music booming from the cars on South Sixth Avenue. Three people died and six were injured in two separate shootings that occurred within an hour of each other on the street crowded with cars and people (Stauffer). This event reinforced the way the public often views cruisers: as violent juveniles or gang-bangers engaging in a dangerous, vain activity. The violence of Easter Sunday, however, does not typify cruising or cruisers....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Historical Accuracy of the Film Good Night Good Luck - The Movie “good night good luck” is incredibly historically accurate. The Movie uses authentic clips that show McCarthy and many speeches Murrow used. World War ended in 1945 leaving a broken Europe and a communist block behind. The United States quickly receded back to the red scare that had existed before WWII. The United States quickly set an anti-communist stance and prepared for a war against the communists. While the war never came some enterprising individuals placed themselves in powerful positions using the paranoia created....   [tags: movies, films]
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Is the Traffic Commercial or Private on Good Luck Road? - ... As to why we chose Good Luck road as our test subject, is because that's where most of the equal opportunity of either traffic variables. There, we can test how rush hour and institutions affects the amount of vehicles and what type of traffic come through a specific time period and see how its biggest influential, the school, affects its operation. This will also prove to show how productive either college park and/ or new Carrollton is when it comes to business versus the public because of the interconnection between road ways....   [tags: maryland, business, environment] 623 words
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Fight Club's Criticism of the American Dream - Dystopia- A futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control, Dystopias, through an exaggerated worst-case scenario, make a criticism about, when given the definition of a dystopia famous literary works such as 1984 or A Brave New World seem to flutter the mind, but we don’t think of popular books of today that can make just as big of a dystopian impact....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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The Do-Jung-Ishu club - When Fred Karimian started The Ohio State University Jeet Kune Do club in 1982-83 (which later became the Do-Jung-Ishu Club) he said the basic goal of the club is to show what he knew about martial arts and fighting. A part of that goal as he often said, speaking with an Iranian accent, “…is not to become so famous.” Fred did become well known as a fierce fighter and he could have easily become famous, but he chose another path and continues to this day to be very successful in his finance career and as a husband and father. We have never wavered from that basic goal of sharing what we know in order to learn from each other....   [tags: Martial Arts] 1118 words
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Night Club Business - Aspects refer to what one perceives after looking at a situation or a person. This factor has a great influence on the success of the night club business in terms of income generation, expansion and diversification, and customers perceptions as well as loss making. Due to an alarming rate of rise in the competition, many night clubs are diversifying their activities as well as the range of products and services to increase market share, and gain more customers (Hing 2006). According to Gale (1972) market share and business returns are two factors that are inseparable in that, the market share increase results in realization of profit of the business while a decrease in market share results i...   [tags: Marketing ]
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Good Night and Good Luck, directed by George Clooney - The 1950s are said to have been some of the most prosperous times in American history. It is completely reasonable if one looks at our current economic state, the “50s” was a more lucrative time for Americans however our safety was not as secure. “The Red Scare,” a time that everyone knows as a time when a war with Russia was likely and security measures were as serious, if not more, than today’s antiterrorist initiatives. Through Good Night and Good Luck audiences are able to view today’s issues through past events, and the music involved in the film plays a prevalent part in how the story is told....   [tags: 1950s, US History, Film Analysis]
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Bad Girls’ Club: It is Morally Wrong - Television has changed so much over the years. There once was a limit as to what could be shown on TV due to the fact that there were younger audiences tuning in. However, television shows have now put an end to all limitations. People who engage in sexual activities and other adult behaviors are being broadcasted all over television as if those things are acceptable. According to Clifford, Gunter, and McAleer, “Televised dramatic portrayals are believed to be a source of social misperceptions, faulty beliefs, and distorted world views” (9).The TV show, Bad Girls’ Club, is a prime example of this....   [tags: Morality ]
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Is Bad Girls' Club Really that Bad? - As many may know, television has become less cautious as to what is being showed. Television shows are now revealing certain aspects and situations that should not be displayed. One show that has grown to be a major problem is Bad Girls’ Club, created by Jonathan Murray. A blogger by the name of Bea Blessing states that, “The Bad Girls’ Club is definitely an American reality television line that parodies womanhood and follows the lives regarding seven ladies with several personalities, behavior and subconscious problems, as they live collectively in a house while in three months.” This show undermines females on many different levels, and it is indeed a show that thrives on negativity....   [tags: Television Review]
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Is Bad Girls' Club Really That Bad? - Television has become less cautious as to what is being showed. Television shows are now revealing certain aspects and situations that should not be displayed. One show that has grown to be a major dilemma is Bad Girls’ Club, created by Jonathan Murray. A blogger by the name of Bea Blessing elucidated that, “The Bad Girls’ Club is definitely an American reality television line that parodies womanhood and follows the lives regarding seven women with several personalities, behavior and subconscious problems, as they live collectively in a house for three months.” This show undermines the values of females on many levels, and it is indeed a show that thrives on negativity....   [tags: Television Review]
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The Essentiality of School Club Web Sites - Every school club should have a web site. The Internet is a colossal, extensive, and globe-spanning apparatus in our lives. You can find indications of the Internet everywhere you turn. According to Centerspan, a comprehensive source of transplant information, the Internet is a “worldwide collection of computer networks, cooperating with each other to exchange data using a common software standard.” It is so immense that there are approximately 2 billion Internet users according to the 2011 statistics of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)/Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Indicators database....   [tags: Education]
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What It Takes for a Company to Succeed: Strategy or Luck - This issue is aimed at corporate level managers, who oversee the development of strategies for the whole organization; and business level of managers, who’s strategic role is to transmute the general statements of direction and intent that come from the corporate level into tangible strategies for individual businesses (Hill & Jones, 2010); and will be addressing the question of what it takes for a company to succeed, whether it be strategy or luck. Strategy will be defined and explained, and its importance for the success of an organisation discussed....   [tags: business analysis, management]
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The Fight Club Complex by Chuck Palahniuk - The Fight Club Complex “Fight Club” by Chuck Palahniuk is largely a commentary on today’s society and the stresses and issues associated with living in the modern world. The main character, an unnamed narrator, represents an everyday person or an “average joe”. While the narrator is certainly not psychologically stable, he still is able to convey Palahniuk’s ideology in a coherent manner. Perhaps one of the most obscure ideas that Palahniuk inserts into the book is the idea that the narrator is a prime example of a person suffering from an age old Sigmund Freud theory, the Oedipus Complex....   [tags: modern world, today´s society] 826 words
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Commentary on the Film Good Night, and Good Luck - Good Night, and Good Luck is a forty-three time award winner out of seventy one nominations. ( ) This movie is shown on a black and white film, which complements the feel of a 1950s setting. Communism was a huge controversy during the ‘50s where many people became so afraid of the topic that they would lash out whenever it was brought up. Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) is the big shot broadcaster, he is the host of two hit CBS shows on television. Edward is the first newsman to put controversial information on television....   [tags: Movie, Communism, 1950s]
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Fight Club Analysis - William Carlos Williams ends In the American Grain’s final chapter on Abraham Lincoln with the end of a violent, contradictory nature and the establishment of an identity “it was the end of THAT period” (Williams 234) . America has matured past adolescence but contemporary society finds itself in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Young adult males live without purpose or meaning and struggle against a conditioned, preexisting identity defined by history. As Tyler Durden restrains the narrator in Fight Club and reflects on the history of violence in the foundations of contemporary America, he argues the necessity of violence to create identity, “everything up to now is a story, and everything...   [tags: Movie Film Analysis]
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The Boys and Girls Club of Weber-Davis - For the Weber-Davis facility we personally use two set’s of programs that has helped us with academic success, and both are approved by the national headquarters ave viable ways to teach better education. The first program we use is called Money Matters: Make It Count. Through tho teaching model we are able to introduce kids who are preparing for further education after high school what financial aid services are there for them to use, as well as the difference in subsidized and unsubsidized loans are and how to qualify for Stafford and Perkins student loans....   [tags: programs for academic success]
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Point of View in "Luck" - "Luck" is a short story by the brilliant American novelist Mark Twain. In this story, readers learn about the life of Scoresby, a military hero, through the depiction of a clergyman who was once an instructor in a military academy. This was actually a story within another story. As a matter of fact, an unnamed narrator retells the story he once heard from the clergyman. This story is told in the first person point of view. In the first person point of view, the narrator participates in the action of the story, but it is biased and limited view....   [tags: American Literature] 629 words
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A Brief Synopsis of the Movie The Breakfast Club - The Princess, the Basket Case, the Jock, the Nerd, and the Criminal The Breakfast Club looks at young adults in their late teen years as they strive to figure out who they truly are and what they believe in. In the course of the movie the teens come to understand themselves and others better. This idea of self-identification follows closely with theorist Erik Erikson’s idea that at each stage in our lives we go through a psychological crisis and resolve it before moving on to the next stage. A Brief Synopsis of the Movie The breakfast club opens up with the quotation from David Bowie saying, “…and these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consul...   [tags: David Bowie, teens, pyschological task]
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Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire - Introduction One of the deadliest nightclub fires in United States history occurred on May 28, 1977, a busy Memorial Day weekend in the suburbs of Cincinnati. The Beverly Hills Supper Club was a popular nightclub located in Southgate, Campbell County, Kentucky in the greater Cincinnati area. It was located on a hill less than 1000 ft. from the highway on seventeen acres of land just three miles from downtown Cincinnati (Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire D-1). It has since become a case study for its numerous code violations and the behavior of the fire from ignition to building collapse....   [tags: deadly nightclub fires]
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The Life and Career of Amy Tan - Amy Tan, an accomplished Chinese-American author, is well-known for her incorporation of her Chinese heritage into her works of literature. Amy Ruth Tan was born to John and Daisy Tan on February 19, 2952 (“Amy Tan Biography”). Although Amy Tan’s parents were both born in China, she was American born. Daisy Tan was born to a wealthy family in Shanghai, China. John Tan, on the other hand, was an electrical engineer and Baptist minister. Amy Tan’s parents met in a dangerous decade of the 1940’s in China while battles were being fought on all fronts....   [tags: Biography, Chinese-American Author] 1456 words
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The Risk and Luck of Beekeeping Demonstrated in the Poem, Venom - Beekeeping is a dangerous and risky activity if the right precautions are not taken. Tanis MacDonald demonstrates the risk and luck involved in a beekeeping career in her poem “Venom”. She illustrates a young girl’s experiences through the poem, and the irony of the career the beekeeper chose later. Imagery is used continuously throughout the poem to entice the reader so they might have a better connection with the poem. Furthermore MacDonald incorporates symbolism in the poem to enhance its meaning....   [tags: Tanis MacDonald, poem analysis, Poetry] 872 words
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To Say This Is Enough - Novels present different views about life. They often consist of stories about events that may be totally imaginary, or fictionally realistic. Writers usually write novels to present their ideas and comments about human behavior. Three literary works that poignantly shows their authors' perceptions about life and human behavior are 'The Lame Shall Enter First';, Joy Luck Club, and To Kill A Mocking Bird. Flannery O Conner shows what really matters in life in 'The Lame Shall Enter First';. The importance of faith and courage in a patriarchal society is imprinted in Joy Luck Club....   [tags: essays research papers] 1270 words
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SADC: A Private Club or A Democratic Institution? - An understanding of the philosophical, political and economic and historical background is essential to the comprehension of the functions of institutions in SADC. According to Zacarias A. (1998), he stated SADC is virtually the transformation of the so-called war-time frontline states and newly independent state of Southern Africa from a purely defensive military alliance, against apartheid and settler colonial minority regimes, into an economic and political alliance. The founding fathers of SADC most notably Mugabe of Zimbabwe and Mujoma of Namibia’s tendency to treat SADC as an exclusive private club to the used to satisfy their whims is clearly illustrative of the fact that these leader...   [tags: Economics]
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The Country Club College- Inhibition of Eudaimonia - The Country Club College- Inhibition of Eudaimonia Adding food coloring to drinking water will not enhance its nutritional value. Also, an emphasis on enhancing the coloring, at the cost of clean water, will degrade the function of water to provide nourishment. This same logic applies to education. In articles written by the New York Times, Inside Higher Ed, and Brookings, colleges across the country are spending increasing dollars on recreational facilities and administration than on its academics....   [tags: university education]
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Psychology Analysis of the Film: Fight Club - The unnamed narrator has not slept in six months. As a travelling employee, he experiences sessions of jet lag. He’s a self-proclaimed slave of consumerism, purchasing decor for his apartment every chance he had. Suggested by his doctor to visit a support group for testicular cancer, the narrator meets Robert ‘Bob’Paulson. The narrator bursts into tears when he is embraced by Bob. He becomes addicted to attending support groups, as the emotional release he gets allows him to sleep. The conflict arises when a woman named Marla Singer appears....   [tags: Personal, Theory]
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Tara Altebrando's Dreamland Social Club - ... Leo, Jane’s crush, also has an indirect relationship to Jane, both of their moms were friends and members of the original “Dreamland Social Club” together. A big part of the role Jane’s mom plays that brings her closer to Leo is leaving behind hints that lead to keys. These keys give her access to certain rides around the amusement park but what would be the fun if she goes alone. As Leo and her adventure more and more together they dive into the new clues and information Jane starts really understanding who she is....   [tags: Coney Island adventures, story analysis]
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Money, Luck, Love in Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence - Money, Luck, Love in Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence The "Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence is a story, which emphasizes the battered relationship between a mother and her child. The author's work is known for its explorations of human nature and illustrates the nature of materialism. The author employs techniques of the fairy tale to moralize on the value of love and the dangers of the money. D.H. Lawrence presents an upper class family that is destroyed by greed because they always felt like no matter how much money they had, they always needed more....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner Lawrence Greed Essays]
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Amy Tan Overcoming Faulty Relationships and Self Identity - ... Mothers never fully realized though that their good intentions were not always in the best interest of their daughters. In Tan’s life her mother wanted her to be a concert pianist and even a neurosurgeon, but Tan instead became a writer (McCarthy). Unlike her mother, Tan did not believe she could be anything special but herself (Showalter 798). Many of the women in Tan’s books did not know what kind of person they were. The scholar, Gary Weiner, observes that “Being simultaneously insider (a person who identifies strongly with her cultural group) and outsider (deviant and rebel against that tradition), she cannot figure out from which perspective to speak” (42)....   [tags: Chinese American authors]
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Povero’s Luck - Once upon a time, there was a boy named Povero. He was very poor. He was so poor he could barely afford food and drink for him and his two brothers. His mother and father died of the plague not very long ago, and being the oldest, he was left with all of the responsibility. He was only able to read and write, for he had only gone to school for one year. He homeschooled his brothers to the best of his ability, and tried his best to watch them, as they were very rambunctious and always getting into trouble....   [tags: personal narrative] 930 words
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The Breakfast Club - The Breakfast Club Almost 150 years ago, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., expressed the following sage but sad observation in his book "The Professor at the Breakfast Table": Society is always trying in some way or other to grind us down to a single flat surface. Unfortunately, this is still true today. Last week I saw the movie "The Breakfast Club" written and directed by John Hughes which expressed a similar theme. Fortunately, youth of every age "are quite aware of what they are going through" and have the ability to break the fast imposed on them by the socialization process which begins in the home and is reinforced at school, not only by students and parents but teachers like Mr....   [tags: Art] 1042 words
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The Breakfast Club - The Breakfast Club Five teenagers who don't' know each other spend a Saturday in detention at the suburban school library. At first they squirm, fret and pick on each other. Then after sampling some marijuana, a real encounter session gets underway. The stresses and strains of adolescence have turned their inner lives into a minefield of disappointment, anger and despair. The catalyst of the group is Bender (Judd Nelson), a rebellious working-class punk who seethes with rage and attacks his peers with sarcasm....   [tags: essays research papers] 392 words
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Amy Tan - Amy Tan was born February 19, 1952 in Oakland California. Her family lived in several communities in Northern California, both parents are Chinese immigrants. Her father named John Tan was an electrical engineer, he also had a second job as a Baptist minister. He came to America to escape the turmoil of the Chinese Civil War. Amy’s mother is named Daisy who inspires her book The Kitchen God’s Wife. Her mother divorces her first husband who abused her, but had custody of her three daughters. She escapes on the last boat to leave Shanghai before the communist took over....   [tags: Biography] 2361 words
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The Story Of An Hour/The Joy That Kills - Filmmakers are granted artistic license because filmmaking is an art and because film and literature are not always exactly compatible. There are many artistic components in the making of a film. The plot or the story behind the film is one the most important of these components. The makers of The Joy That Kills in making a film version of Kate Chopin's short story The Story of an Hour took artistic license to its limits. The entire story was dismantled and then completely reinvented. Many characters that are barely present or do not even appear in the story emerge to play important roles in the life of this young woman with heart trouble in the film....   [tags: Film Novel Compare Contrast Chopin] 904 words
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The Dance Club - Young adults sometimes have a struggle to find something exciting and safe to do on the weekend. It’s hard to find fun things that are not too dangerous. In the past, finding excitement has been a challenge for me, also, but in recent years I personally have found excitement in dance clubs and dance music. I find dance clubs, with large crowds of young people, usually eighteen years and older can be a place to let loose of the weekday pressures and just have fun. With the large crowds, clubs usually sell out and long lines form outside, with people waiting to get into the “crazy environment of the club.” Clubs usually are very well prepared for this scenario, of handling large crowds, by...   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive, Observation] 732 words
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The Breakfest Club - The Breakfast Club Theresa Puchta is very accurate in her description of the merits and limitations of John Hughes’ films. Almost all of the characteristics and themes she has described in the article: suburban setting, vague social concerns, high school cliques, uncaring parents, characters wearing the latest fashions and top 40 soundtrack music have been proven true in The Breakfast Club. The movie has a suburban setting inside a high school, and the characters each belong to one of the high school cliques: freak, princess, bully, jock and geek....   [tags: essays research papers] 696 words
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Roethke's Smart Balance of Joy, Fear and Tension in His Poem "My Papa’s Waltz" - Inevitability at one point in most of our lives we have to deal with some type of hardship. A lot of us have experienced first hand or known someone who has had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a close friend or family member who becomes abusive and aggressive because of drug or alcohol related problems. My Papa’s waltz is a poem that tells the story of a young boy dealing with an abusive father and a broken home. Despite the initial light atmosphere of the poem Theodore Roethke uses strong and powerful language to convey an underlined meaning to their dance....   [tags: My Papa’s waltz, poetry, Theodore Roethke, alcohol] 700 words
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The Breakfast Club - The Breakfast Club The Breakfast Club is a movie about five totally different students in high school who are forced to spend a Saturday in detention in their school library. The students come from completely different social classes which make it very difficult for any of them to get along. They learn more about each other and their problems that each of them have at home and at school. This movie plays their different personality types against each other. In this essay I will go into detail about each of the students and the principal individually....   [tags: essays research papers] 1648 words
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The Breakfast Club - The breakfast club was to say the least a boring 80’s movie. But it was a good movie for the purpose of analysis. Simply put, it will not be on my list of movies to rent next time that I am at the rental store. I chose to explain the points of view of Andrew, the jock, and Allison the loner/quite person. I will also be making use of the key terms Clique Groups, and Identity Crisis. &#9;At the start of the movie, Allison was a person off in a corner by herself. She didn’t talk to anyone, she knew that she had a &quot;place&quot; in the society of school....   [tags: essays research papers] 794 words
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The Breakfast Club - The Breakfast Club (Intercommunications) John Hughes’ 1985 film, The Breakfast Club, gives countless examples of the principles of interpersonal communication. Five high school students: Allison, a weirdo, Brian, a nerd, John, a criminal, Claire, a prom queen, and Andrew, a jock, are forced to spend the day in Saturday detention. By the end of the day, they find that they have more in common than they ever realized. I will begin by selecting a scene from the movie and using it to explain what interpersonal communication is....   [tags: essays research papers] 1084 words
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The Breaksfast Club - The Breakfast Club As a product of the 80’s, one of the most recognizable movies of the time was the Breakfast club. With a cast of the hottest, up and coming actors and actresses of that decade, the movie depicts the experiences of true adolescence development. This movie telling a tale of five distinctly different teenagers force to give up a Saturday in detention. What they learn from the next six hours was that despite their separate social affiliations, they are in fact the same. They each had to deal with issues of family and peers, identity and intimacy as they matured into acceptable adults....   [tags: essays research papers] 1884 words
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Joy Williams The Killing Game - “The Killing Game”, by Joy Williams In the story, “The Killing Game”, Joy Williams, uses several diffenent types of writing skills to presuade the reader to see her views. The quote “To kill be to put to death, extinguish, nullify, cancel, destroy.” be a good strong introduction, it catches the readers attention. Word choice like this be what gets the message across to the readers in a fast, easy way. Another good quote for word choice she uses be, “We kill to hunt, and not the other way around.” That shows that she be serious in what she be saying....   [tags: essays research papers] 483 words
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Joy School by Elizabeth Berg - Joy School by Elizabeth Berg Elizabeth Berg's "Joy School" is about experiencing first love. This essay will discuss plot, character, and setting and how they relate to the story and with one another. The conflict in the story is that Katie doesn't realize that she can't have Jimmy and yet she still dreams about them being together. The action develops from the conflict because Katie always goes and visits Jummy at the gasstation when she gets a chance which contributes to her having hopes and dreams about Jimmy....   [tags: Papers] 475 words
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Morris Lurie's Pride and Joy - Write about how one character from Morris Lurie’s Pride and Joy is presented and how this character develops key concerns in the story. Billy in Morris Lurie’s ‘Pride and Joy’ is initially presented as a 16 year old boy who literally lives his life in the footsteps of his abusive, irresponsible, bohemian father, Ned Mathews. By the end of the story Billy’s character has undergone a transformation to become his own person; he has broken away from his father. This short story is told in first person narrative by an anonymous narrator....   [tags: English Literature] 1359 words
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Frida Kahlo and Joy Hester - Frida Kahlo and Joy Hester During the 1940's and 50's a emergence of strong female artistic influence can be seen using the examples of Joy Hester and Frida Kahlo. While Kahlo was recognised during her life as a brilliant independent artist for her ground-breakingly personal style, Hester was not. It was only after her death in 1960 that her art was truly celebrated in Australian exhibitions. Hester and Kahlo both attended art schools through the 1920's and 30's; because of this they share many of the same basic artistic influences....   [tags: History Biography Feminism] 1730 words
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The Joy of Overcoming Pain - The Joy of Overcoming Pain Propelled forward by my surging leg muscles, sweat gushing down my face, the harsh reality of this 50-mile bike race has begun to invade my body. My eyes remain intensely focused straight ahead: Grinding away along the racecourse, I see five girls from a different team about 200 yards ahead of me. My team needs a contribution from me, I realize, and I make the decision to pass all three of them. Through the heat rising off the asphalt I can finally see the distant white line proclaiming the finish....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 570 words
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The Joy of Smoking Cigarettes - The Joy of Smoking Cigarettes The side of smoking that is rarely published will be explored in this paper. The side that only a smoker knows, not the side the governments and health agencies provide the news media with. This information is valuable because it is not very well exposed to the world. This essay will answer the question, “Why do you smoke cigarettes?”. Smoking can be very fun. Smoking is a good way to kick back during work. Smoking can actually be a reward, and a reward that we can give to ourselves at any time of the day....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Relationship Between Mother and Daughter in "The Rule of the Game" - “The Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan is about Waverly Jong mother taught her the art of invisible strength when she was six years old, saying that it is a strategy for winning arguments and respect. At Christmas Waverly and her brothers received gifts from donations of members from another church. Waverly convinced her brothers, Winston and Vincent, to let her play chess by offering two of her life savers to stand in for the missing pieces. Waverly began playing with Lau Po, an old man who played chess in the park....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Amy Tan - Amy Tan Amy Tan was born in 1952, in Oakland, California to Chinese immigrants John and Daisy Tan. Her family eventually settled in Santa Clara. When Tan was in her early teens, her father and one of her brothers died of brain tumors within months of each other. During this period Tan learned that her mother had been married before, to an abusive husband in China. After divorcing him, her mother fled China during the Communist takeover, leaving three daughters behind who she would not see again for nearly forty years....   [tags: essays papers] 1548 words
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Obasan, by Joy Kogawa - Obasan, by Joy Kogawa Today, society has become a boisterous world of communication. From telephone conversations to live Internet chat and e-mail, the world has never before been quite so in touch. In the novel Obasan, by Joy Kogawa, Naomi Nakane does not have technology to communicate. Instead, she faces the dilemma of communicating at all. From her family, Naomi is shown the many faceted truths of speech and communication. From strong, silent Obasan, to stubborn, resolute Aunt Emily, Naomi finds that one can correspond with others through silence as well as through speech....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Dickens' Use of Language and Structure to Build Up a Picture of the Joy of Christmas Present - Dickens' Use of Language and Structure to Build Up a Picture of the Joy of Christmas Present I’m going to analyse stave 3 of a Christmas carol, Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812. In 1836 Dickens published the first part in a serialisation called The Posthumous papers of the Pickwick club better known as The Pickwick papers. In 1843 he wrote his first and most famous Christmas story, A Christmas Carol. Victorians in those times, a lot of them lived in poverty, and they were lots of large families living in one house....   [tags: Papers] 1009 words
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More Joy In Heaven - In the novel More Joy in Heaven, written by Morley Callaghan, Kip Caley has a quest for a new life after prison. As he gets used to being a freeman he learns more about what he really wants in life. When Kip finds out what it is that he is searching for in his new life, like in all tragedies, it is too late. Because he is not sure if Julie, the girl, or the parole board is what he wants, he spends too much time trying to find out and when he knows it is too late. In his search for a new life Kip knows that he is a free man and wants to show it to the people while he says that he does not want to be viewed constantly by the public....   [tags: essays research papers] 1009 words
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Obasan By Joy Kogawa - The book Obasan by Joy Kogawa is a good example of how racial prejudice against people can hurt and deeply wound those oppressed for life. We will look at 3 family members and how the events during World War Two effected them, first Stephen. The Bias Stephen Endured was enough to make him hate himself and his own culture. In Stephens's life the extreme bias towards him caused him to hate himself. He creates games in which the Japanese are weak even if they outnumber their attacker. "There are fifty small yellow pawns inside and three big blue checker kings....   [tags: Kogawa Obasan World War Two] 951 words
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Cats Do NOT Cause Bad Luck - What is superstition. According to The Little Oxford Dictionary, superstition is "belief in the existence or power of the supernatural; irrational fear of the unknown; a religion or practice based on such tendencies; widely held but wrong idea." Let us examine that definition in depth. First, there is "belief in the existence or power of the supernatural". This means that there is believed to be some force that can influence the events on the Earth. Second, there is "irrational fear of the unknown." This has been endemic to the human race since the early days when a cave man did not know if that cave was safe to enter or if he would be attacked by a bear....   [tags: Statistics] 1741 words
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Luck, Moral Guilt and Legal Guilt - Luck, Moral Guilt and Legal Guilt      The question of whether luck should play a role in our assessment of other people is fundamental to human society. Our judicial laws express the view that we are responsible for our actions-in other words, luck does have a bearing on the determination of legal guilt; since legal guilt is theoretically based on moral guilt, this means that luck is usually considered to have a bearing on moral guilt as well. However, there are serious difficulties with this system of judgment....   [tags: Philosophy essays]
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The Sierra Club as an Interest Group - The Sierra Club as an Interest Group The Sierra Club is a national organization dedicated to the preservation of the environment. Founded in 1892 in California by conservationist John Muir, the Club is made up of 750,000 people devoted to the exploration, enjoyment, and the protection of the natural environmental. Headquartered in San Francisco, it has numerous state and regional chapters taking part in the fight for protection. According to Janda, an important part of pluralism was that new interest groups form as a matter of course when the need arises (Janda 176)....   [tags: Environment Nature Essays Papers]
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Trying My Luck - Trying My Luck Huge, splashy signs advertising Mystic Lake Casino line the interstates crisscrossing the Twin Cities. "Is today your lucky day. There's one way to find out." "Need a reason to visit us. We'll give you a million...Literally." While some people attend movies or head to a bar for weekend entertainment, others flock to the flashy Mystic Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota to try their luck. My image of casinos was formed by the Las Vegas movies that portrayed gambling as a win-all or lose-all pass time....   [tags: Gambling Betting Papers] 2120 words
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Midnight Club: The Ultimate Destination for Having Fun - MIDNIGHT CLUB – ultimate destination for having fun 2014 Executive Summary This business plan is concerned with opening our night club named as “Midnight Club” to explore our entrepreneurial skills. In the past few years, the demand for good night clubs has increased both among young and middle age persons. The nightclub will be opened in Lifestyle Mall in Rajouri Garden, New Delhi which is a central place though a little bit expensive for the night club. This business plan has given a detailed picture as to how the club will start the business which is concerned with acquisition of finance, attracting the target audiences and making profits....   [tags: business analysis, plan and strategy]
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The Differences Between A Club And A Gang - The differences between a club and a gang, are quite distinct, but it is the connotational differences between these two words which distinguishes one from the other. The New Lexicon Webster's Dictionary of the English Language defines a club as; "...an association of people with some common interest who meet periodically..." It defines a gang as "...a number of men or boys banding together, esp. lawlessly..." This definition is traditionally slanted toward applying to male youth, and stereotypical gangsters, from the Mafia to street criminals....   [tags: essays research papers] 372 words
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Analysis of the Themes in Fight Club - Analysis of the Themes in Fight Club It is easy to understand how and why many who view Fight Club (Fincher, 1999) would argue that is in essence a critique of post modern consumer culture within America or indeed the western world. After all we are faced with Character(s) Jack (Edward Norton) who seems to gain no cultural sustenance from the world in which he inhabits. More over it seems to do him harm in the form of insomnia. This coupled with his obsession with Ikea and material goods leads to the creation of Tyler (Brad Pit)....   [tags: Papers] 2285 words
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The Influential Grassroots Environmental Organizatoin of the Sierra Club - The Sierra Club is one of the oldest and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. The Organization was founded in San Francisco, 1892 by John Muir in order to promote the protection of the wilderness. The Sierra Club’s primary interest lies in not only the protection of thousands of acres of wildlife but also the encouragement of the exploration of the outdoors. Today however the organization has delved into the promotion of clean energy such as solar and wind.Through this one can infer that The Sierra Club is a public interest group because they are a “non-partisan organization that seeks to bring about good policy for society as a whole rather than a sp...   [tags: presidential campaign, lobbying, commercials] 519 words
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