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More Real Than Any Dream - I work with death. I feel its presence, but life goes on until it doesn’t. The women I care for are near the end of this journey. Still, each day meals must be made, clothes must be washed, and make up must be put on. Game shows must be watched, memories must be revisited, and terror must be banished if only for a little while. It is night now. I hold a sobbing woman in my arms, comforting her. She is close to her end and is beginning to realize it. She will likely be the next to die. Every possession is gone, already divided between quarreling children....   [tags: Personal Experience] 809 words
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What is Real? - It has become aparent to me in the past few months that most people are not really thinkers. Most who read this essay will be lost, and will not comprehend many of the theories I adress. I cannot begin to understand why, but most people are not even the least bit curious about what in our lives is real. From where I stand right now, I know or believe to know certain things. I believe that this pencil is real. I believe this note book is real. I believe the people in this park are real. But, how can I know this....   [tags: Expository Essay] 435 words
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Keeping it Real - Keeping it Real Why teach students non-applicable skills. Why teach them using boring lessons that won't be memorable. Why not 'tap into students natural curiosities?' (Daniels and Bizar 1998). Throughout the readings, these were the underlying questions I repeatedly asked myself about education. I came to the conclusion that education must be authentic. As educators, we have to make students feel as if their education is a living, breathing thing. It's something alive that they can cultivate and grow....   [tags: Education Teaching Learning Essays]
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The Real Macbeth - Say “Macbeth” and the first thing that comes to mind is probably the play by the famous playwright, William Shakespeare. This classic story has become a mainstay of high school English literature classes around the world. However, few people realize that there was a real king Macbeth who lived long before the Shakespearean character evolved. In fact, the only verity of historical truth in the play is King Duncan’s death at the hand of Macbeth. The “real” Macbeth was not exactly as weak and unsuccessful as Shakespeare portrayed him....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Real Plague - The Real Plague Although never given permission to kill, by supernatural or natural means, man has reserved for himself the right to kill other men. This self-imposed right has been put into use in our civilizations and countries. Whether train of logic is offered or not, murder is very difficult to justify. As existentialists believe, "honesty with oneself" cannot be compromised in any shape or form. Why, then, does man murder. Perhaps man tries to use the excuse of good intentions to escape the responsibility for his actions....   [tags: essays research papers] 1156 words
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Coping With Fear in Life of Pi - There are many conventional methods to coping with one’s fears but the most effective is by facing it. In the novel, Life of Pi, the main character, Pi, is one of astonishment; even through the darkest points in his life, he is still able to somehow remain both faithful and hopeful. Pi clings to his religious faith as a way of coping with his fears as opposed to acknowledging conventional methods. He is able to do so through praying, storytelling and various interpretations. Fear takes a lot out of an individual as it can be the very substance that destroys them....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Want Some Pi. A piece of cake. This story is more like a slice of pie. To make this pie you will need ingredients that aren’t usually in pie. The ingredients you will need include a multi-religious 16 year old Indian boy, an adult male Bengal tiger, a Zebra, and a hyena. You will then mix all of the ingredients up in the middle of the Pacific Ocean all in the confines of a 26 foot lifeboat and then you will let it sit for 227 days. The tremendous survival story is called Life of Pi by Yann Martel....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]
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Utopia: Real Peace or Real Freedom? - Utopia: Real Peace or Real Freedom. James Hilton's “Lost Horizons” tells the story of a random group of characters who become stranded in a strange lamasery. Located among the Himalayan Mountains, this place called Shangri-la seems to have strange effects on anyone who resides within the valley (Zurich). These individuals, their reactions and this new utopia are the basis for a story that raises the question if given the chance, who would choose to live in a place like Shangri-la. The book is written as a story within a story....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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The Aristotle's Idea of a Good Life - Question: What is Aristotle’s idea of a good life and why does he view a good life in this way. Is Aristotle’s understanding of a good life accurate. Why or why not. (Make sure to talk about the concept of the mean). To Aristotle leading a good life, for the most part, means fulfilling one’s purpose in a way that is good by balancing life’s pleasures. In order to determine if an object fulfills its function in a good way, we must first consider the object. If we were to agree that a car should be reliable, then we could also agree that reliable car should be considered a good car....   [tags: happiness, life's pleasures, good human]
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A Useless Life in Araby by James Joyce - ... First of all the boy learns that life throws many curves. All the boy can think about at this point is this girl. He is so anxious to go to the bazaar (Araby) and bring back a wonderful gift to his crush. However, his uncle has him working all day and by the time supper comes around it is already 9 o’clock. The boy asks again to go to the Araby and for a little money to take along with his. By now his uncles had forgotten all about the bazaar. “My uncle said he was very sorry he had forgotten....   [tags: life, curves, girl crush]
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A Reflection on God, Life and the Pursuit of Happiness - ... The more truth you comprehend, the more truth you are, the more real you become and therefore the more of the past (the little points) you can understand and of the future (the little points) you can see. The truth is forever exempt from all transient vicissitudes caused by matter or energy, albeit never dead and formal, but always vibrant and adaptable, radiantly alive like music, always moving and beautiful, soft and enveloping. But when the truth becomes linked to fact through the interpretation of the human mind, then the material universe of the past condition its meanings and correlate its value....   [tags: personal views and life analysis] 2075 words
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Loving Someone So Much Can Become a Crime: "My Life with Bonnie and Clyde" - The book that I decided to read was My Life with Bonnie and Clyde. The book was edited by John Neal Phillips and foreword by Esther L. Weiser. I chose this book because it looked interesting. I also chose it because I had heard of Bonnie and Clyde, but I had never heard of Blanche Caldwell Barrow, Clyde Barrow‘s sister-in-law. This is an adventure story and a biography . This book is constructed of memoirs of Blanche Caldwell Barrow and interviews by John Neal Phillips. The theme of the book would be “Loving someone so much can become a crime”....   [tags: My Life with Bonnie and Clyde, biography, relation] 514 words
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Symbolism in Yann Martel's Life of Pi - In both literature and real world there is an aspect that humankind has been afraid of, this aspect is death. Man and woman have this instinct to survive and to reach the goal of survival they will have to go to any extent to get there. In the novel, Life of Pi, a boy named Piscine Molitor Patel, also known as Pi Patel, was stuck in a situation that is hard for any man or woman to get out of and survive. Pi had lost his family on the way to Canada when the ship he was on sank and he was stranded out at sea with an orangutan, a Bengal tiger, hurt zebra and last a hyena....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]
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Ethnic Differences of Life Satisfaction - ETHNIC DIFFERENCES OF LIFE SATISFACTION: THE CASE OF KAZAKHSTAN Rudnyi Industrial Institute, Kazakhstan Life satisfaction has become a popular field of modern social science. Various definitions of life satisfaction can be classified in three groups: First, life satisfaction is often distinguished from happiness as being a cognitive measure that requires some evaluation. For instance, Veenhoven (1991) defined life satisfaction as the “degree to which an individual judges the overall quality of life-as-a-whole favourably” [7, pp.1–34]....   [tags: modern social science, quality of life]
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The Unreality of MTV's The Real World - The Unreality of MTV's The Real World      “This is the true story, of seven strangers, picked to live in a house, and have their lives taped, to find out what happens when people stop being polite, and start getting real”(MTV). This marks the beginning of MTV’s reality show, The Real World. The show takes 7 strangers, puts them in a trendy luxurious home, taping them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for about 4 months. The cameras capture petty arguments, late night hook ups, and pure laziness. How could this not be real....   [tags: Media Television MTV Reality TV]
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Investing in Distressed Property - In the property boom of the early 2000's, like many people I tried my hand at “flipping” a house. As a real estate broker, I had access to great information sources and my finger on the pulse of the market. I watched closely for a sensible opportunity, and when it presented, I was prepared to take action. I picked-up a “great” deal from HUD, feeling well-poised to make a significant profit – something to the tune of thirty to forty thousand dollars. That experience, especially the failure to make any real profit, was an eye opener....   [tags: Real Estate] 1041 words
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Internet - How Real is Cyberspace? - How Real is Cyberspace. The term ‘Cyberspace’ was first coined by William Gibson and defined as “a consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators” (Gibson 1984, 67). This term has come to shape the evolving universe that encompasses today’s society as Cyberspace is a realm which exists on the Internet and is becoming immensely used globally. “Online experiences challenge what many have traditionally called identity, as on the Internet many people recast identity in terms of multiple windows and parallel lives” (Turkle 1995, 72)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Is Education Enough for the Real World? - Is Education Enough for the Real World. Is a college education enough to prepare and teach you about life. A college education is important to prepare you for a career in a specialized field, but it cannot prepare you for the real world. Through my experience as a 23 year-old woman, I can say that I have learned more outside of school to prepare me for my future life. I have had to learn more through outside resources, family, friends, and love-interest relationships to be able to survive as a strong-minded female in today's society....   [tags: Womens Education Argumentative Papers] 1855 words
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The Real Purpose of a University Education - The Real Purpose of a University Education All my life I knew I would be attending college. There never seemed to be any other option available as far as I knew. I never really stopped to think about whether or not it was necessary for me, or why it was so important; I was just funneled into the college curriculum in high school. I have attended the University of Arkansas for three years now, and have heard two main arguments over the purpose of a college education. One is that college is a place to train for a job, and the other is that college should be an institute of higher learning with no real focus on a future job....   [tags: Argumentative Education Degree college Essays] 2214 words
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Review of Economics in Real Time - Book Review of Economics in Real Time: A Theoretical Reconstruction In a Walrasian auctioneer market, the auctioneer calls out the demand and supply prices. An agreement is reached between a single buyer and seller. The two parties come together to make an exchange in instantaneous time. The transfer of services/goods is full and fair. After the exchange has taken place, there is no further attachment between the seller and buyer. These are familiar concepts to students of economics. Of course, familiarity is not the same as believability....   [tags: Book Review Economy Economics]
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The Real World: Reality in Middlemarch - What makes Middlemarch such a realistic novel is the situations and the characters in the novel are applicable to everyday life. Although the novel is fictitious, many of the characters are not overly inflated into superfluous unrealistic personalities; rather, they are relatable descriptions of everyday people. The situations may sometimes be dramatic, but no more so than in real life. The settings and the surroundings in the town of Middlemarch are also appropriate with those of reality. The aspects of reality and realism throughout Middlemarch provide a much stronger connection and relationship with the reader....   [tags: European Literature] 694 words
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Replay: Love is real or not? - True love is when a person has a deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward one other person. Even through difficult obstacles or changes in life, the strong feeling between the two persons should remain constant and last eternally. However, the novel, Replay, by Ken Grimwood, creates characters that are confused on the meaning of true love. Throughout the novel, the characters are constantly falling in love with many different people and are having many short term marriages as well....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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CyberCrime is Not Real Crime - Cyber Crime is Not Real Crime If a crime doesn't result in actual physical damage or loss, can it be considered a crime. Or is any act that leaves a victim feeling violated a punishable crime. One way to look at the issue is through the approach that yes, cyber rape and other crimes are punishable. This can be argued through the fact that these crimes effect "real" life and stir up "real" emotion. It is a punishable violation because it involves actual victims and makes them feel violated....   [tags: Internet Crime, Cyber Crime Essays] 1494 words
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The Real General George Patton - The Real General George Patton World War II was the most destructive war in history. It began in 1939 as a European conflict between Germany and a British and French alliance, but eventually included most of the nations of the world. Most of the war was fought with the same types of weapons used in World War I. The greatest advances were in aircraft and tanks. Patton was the first soldier in the tank corps. He created the training procedures, the regulations and the methods of instruction. At that time the American public saw Patton as an arrogant man who enraged Americans because he slapped a soldier who was hospitalized for post traumatic stress disorder, which at that time was called c...   [tags: Papers] 2908 words
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The Real History in Ralph Ellison´s Invisible Man - ... Ellison’s own personal dilemma was very similar to the narrator’s in the novel. He rebelled from the restrictions of the Communist Party because they would not allow his individuality as a writer and as a person. I believe that this directly correlates and highly portrays the character of the narrator throughout the novel Invisible Man. Just like Ellison’s conflict, the narrator finds himself in the same pinch throughout many episodes in the text of the novel, and is also unable to create his own personal identity....   [tags: references, symbols, social, political, idealogy] 1825 words
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Video Games: The Real Cause of Mass School Shootings? - Whether violent media content leads to real-life violence is always debatable. And in recent years, school shootings have made video games a new focus of public concern and scientific research. In public opinion, video games cause more aggression in comparison to traditional violent media contents because video games have more features of interactivity, "due to the active engagement and participation of players" (Hummer and Wang et al. 137). But more and more reports tell us that video games are not the main cause of school shooting issues; rather it is the negligence of parents, schools, and communities....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Real Boys by Christopher Booth - Real Boys by Christopher Booth Outline What this section of the book is trying to address here I think, is the need for people, (parents especially) to be aware of signs of depression in young males. The first chapter in this section goes through different scenarios and real life stories of boys that have had depression, and have been afraid to talk about it, or even didn't really even know that was what they were suffering from. As William Pollack describes his sessions with his different clients, we find that really, boys can be at times scared, afraid, and very often ashamed of communicating their feelings with others....   [tags: Booth Literature Analysis Evaluation] 1044 words
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The Qualities of Real Friends - The Qualities of Real Friends To have friends is an essential part of life and comfort. When you were little you had friends in school that you could play with. You shared your toys with them and laughed with them while the teacher was speaking. When you were in middle school, you probably adopted a clique of friends to see after class and hang out with after school. Later on in high school, you most likely narrowed your choice to one companion that you could share your troubles with....   [tags: Papers] 880 words
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Speech: Global Warming is Real - Hurricanes, Tsunamis, retreating glaciers, volcanoes and cyclones. What I'm about to tell you is real and will change your life forever-so wake up and smell the roses which are now blooming in winter. Global warming is one of the biggest threats to human kind. It is caused by the raising of earths temperature in the lower atmosphere. Since the industrial revolution the temperature has gone up by 1 degree Fahrenheit of what it has averaged to be for centuries. Doesn't sound like much and your right, but for every degree it goes up already 500 feet of snow won't fall....   [tags: essays research papers] 488 words
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I Know the Real Me - In our lives there is only one person that we really need to learn how to be kind to, care for, rely on, be honest with, and just overall love and respect, and that person is our own self. Then with this knowledge we are capable of sharing all that we have learned with others and giving them the things we want in return. Yet if we never learn how to respect ourselves we end up not experiencing life to the fullest. When one does not know how to appreciate oneself they cannot truly be happy. They begin to get depressed and/or lead their own life to what, according to others, is the path they should take....   [tags: Essay About Myself] 515 words
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The Real Ken and Barbie - In the play, "A Doll House", written by Henrik Ibsen, the plot and themes all suggest that the title implies a metaphor rather than an imaginary toy. The benefits of the reader is an example of how a lovely young woman can go from this flawless, Betty Crocker made life, to having everything turned upside down, not having any resemblance to prior situations. This play models more of a real life situation, not a pre ordained Cinderella fairy tale, and throughout the sequence, the main character, Nora, gets deeper and deeper into trials of tribulation....   [tags: European Literature] 770 words
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The Gender-Based Wage Gap in Real Estate - In discussing gender-based wages, there are five approaches to explaining the inequalities that have plagued female U.S. laborers since their collective advent into the workforce in the 1940s. The five explanations typically cited by economists are segregation, human capital, employer preference, statistical discrimination, and institutional discrimination. Segregation refers to the differences among professions. This approach takes into account the fact that there are occupations that generally have higher wages than other occupations....   [tags: workforce, segregation, capital, discrimination]
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Overload Management Issues Within Real-Time Databases - Testing The reason for the selection of this topic is because it falls under the computer science category. We have been studying databases for four years and so the this topic area will be of great use when venturing into the cooperate world. Knowledge gained will assist in tackling real life situations when it comes to real-time database transactions. Diagnosing problems related to the topic area will prove slightly easier. Real-time databases are being utilized within the manufacturing for the benefits associated with the these databases compared to conversional ones....   [tags: manufacturing, transactions, resource]
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Is Social Media Causing a Loss of Real Human Connection - Most people consider social media valuable to their lives; however, the increasing use of social media has resulted in the loss of verbal communication skills. Sherry Turkle, a clinical psychologist at MIT, strongly argues that social media is causing a loss of real human connection. Turkle explains the difference between texting and face to face conversation clearly; each has a very distinct range. Texting conveys no emotion or feeling towards the person reading the text. In the second half of the article, Turkle raises the issue of young children having cell phones at an early age, and parents are more concerning when their children are not around....   [tags: effects of modern communication technoloy] 1135 words
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Social Media: The Death of Real World Interaction - “If Facebook was a country, it’d be larger than China in three years.” (McMillan) The amount of people using this single website alone, out of the hundreds of social media on the Internet, has overtaken the entire population of the United States long ago. There are vast amounts of people scattered around the globe taking part in the use of social media. Although a very large part of the population uses it regularly, there are still many negative elements about it. Such include the blossoming of unreliable news, privacy concerns and the decline in happiness within the people....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube]
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Real World Process Improvements – Electronic Health Records - The implementation of new information technology systems into existing organisations is not a new concept as the possible process improvements for a business can be fairly obvious when compared to more traditional non-computer based systems. One sector, which for the most part is transitioning into using information systems in an attempt to improve processes, is the health sector. This report observes and analyses multiple real life cases of health care providers from the United States who have decided to upgrade from traditional paper based patient charts to computer based Electronic Health Records (EHR)....   [tags: Information Technology, Organizational Management]
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Technology: Real v. Virtual - Computer based technology are moving us into a world where the real is gradually being replaced by the virtual. Do you agree or disagree. Give examples. What was impossible before has become possible now. With the swept of the wind computer based technologies have moved us from the real world to a virtual one and I very much agree with this statement. When talking of virtual reality, Barie Sherman and Phil Judkins describe it as ‘truly the technology of miracles and dreams’. (Bell,2000:113).We cannot make our real world whatever we wish to make it but we can hide in virtual reality and dictate our terms on it and make it our world, the way we want it....   [tags: Computer Science] 1961 words
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Virtual Worlds are Real -       The effect that interaction in virtual worlds has on reality has been a hot question as of late. It is now, as technology becomes more advanced that virtual worlds seem to be becoming a reality. Some people will argue that interaction in virtual worlds provides no connection with real life. Others will argue that interaction in virtual worlds provides a reality of sorts. This reality is separate from the material world, but a reality none the less. However it is my contention that virtual worlds provide a reality that is removed from the materiality that is commonly associated with the term reality....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Virtual Against the Real - Virtual Against the Real Two men stand on the rooftop. One man, dressed in a black suit and black tie, shoots a penetrating look at the other through his dark sunglasses. With a quick flick of his wrists, the man in the suit fires a handful of lethal bullets. Time slows down as the projectiles float towards their victim. The camera angle changes as the man acrobatically bends back to dodge the rippling bullets. Whoosh. The bullets fly by in normal speed as the man quickly gets back up. Neo, the man who almost tasted lead, straightens himself out before continuing to battle the agents of the virtual world....   [tags: Movies Technology Essays]
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Zombies are real! - have you ever wondered if zombies were real. Or are they just another object to kill in video games. People can turn into zombies if they don't get enough sleep at night. Lifestyle, health, and the environment can all cause someone to have insomnia. A person’s environment will affect his or her sleep. The amount of stress someone is carrying, the temperature, and lighting all contribute to the sleeping environment. “Concerns about work, school, health or family can keep a person’s mind active at night, making it difficult to sleep....   [tags: Stress, Sleep Patterns, Insomnia]
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Hell: It's Real - HELL Introduction Hell rolls off the tongue easily for many people, people who have no clue what they are saying or whether Hell even really exist use the word daily. The phrases “Go to hell,” “Get the hell out of here,” and “Hell yeah” are used in everyday conversations. In fact, hell is becoming such a common word that it is not even considered a curse word by nearly everyone, even Christians. Hell has lost much of the threat that Christ spoke of throughout the entire New Testament. It seems that the general populace thinks of Hell as the ultimate party- cold beer, loose girls, bum fights, and drugs; a spiritual Las Vegas or Thailand....   [tags: theology, religion, satan, brimstone]
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch Literary Techniques - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch Literary Techniques Alexander Solzhenitsyn's style of writing is economical and unornamental. This is particularly true of One Day. This would seemingly cause little difficulty in translating One Day were it not for the great amount of prison jargon contained in the dialogues and discussion of life in the camp. The author's motto might well be, "wie es eigentlich gewesen," or "tell it like it is." In believing as he does in honest realism and not the propaganda slogan of "socialist realism," Solzhenitsyn wishes to render the real-life situations he describes in so many of his writings-but especially in One Day-in real-life lang...   [tags: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Essays] 1005 words
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Gregory Howard Williams' Life on the Color Line - Gregory Howard Williams' Life on the Color Line Life on the Color Line is a powerful tale of a young man's struggle to reach adulthood, written by Gregory Howard Williams - one that emphasizes, by daily grapples with personal turmoil, the absurdity of race as a social invention. Williams describes in heart wrenching detail the privations he and his brother endured when they were forced to remove themselves from a life of White privilege in Virginia to one where survival in Muncie, Indiana meant learning quickly the cold hard facts of being Black in skin that appeared to be White.      This powerful memoir is a testament to the potential love and determination that can be exhibited despite...   [tags: Williams Life Color Line Essays Papers]
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Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd - My house is made up of yellow and white limestone. My friend Jane's is bright red brick. If you were to ask me what the color of her house means to me... I would say an easy way to identify this house. In my opinion, the color of someones house is just not a way to detect anything from her personality. It is simply put, the color of her house. What if I were to tell you that that red was a symbol of love. That the reason it was red brick was because Jane's parents loved each other so much they decided to express the love in the color of their house just to remind them of the love they share....   [tags: Kidd Secret Life Bees Book Report] 1428 words
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The Role of Fantasy in James Thurber's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - The Role of Fantasy in James Thurber's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty In "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," James Thurber tells the story of a henpecked old man who escapes his monotonous life with frequent excursions to fantasy. In the real world, he is a forgetful old man who must obey his wife's every whim. But, in his fantasies, Walter Mitty is intelligent, brave, and the epitome of manliness. He makes up for the characteristics he lacks in the real world through the heroic characters he embodies in his fantasies....   [tags: Secret Life Walter Mitty Essays]
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Reclaiming Distressed Properties - “Home is where the heart is,” goes the old saying; and, though worn, it is quite true. However, few people completely grasp its message until times of economic turmoil like these, when we consider the phrase inverted: if “home is where the heart is,” then where there is no heart, there is no home. Foreclosed and empty properties glut our neighborhoods, cities, and economy. People’s lives are uprooted and their dreams crushed, hopes forgotten, fears realized, and courage undermined because of what could have been an avoidable economic illness called the “real estate” or “housing market” “bubble”- faulty investments and loans started and compounded far beyond propriety by too many negative qu...   [tags: Real Estate] 1830 words
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Real Boys - Real Boys While Reading the book Real Boys by Dr. William Pollack, I realized that our society is holding boys to contradictory standards aiding the problems that many of them face while in adolescence. This book introduces the reader to numerous boys who share their feelings of shame and despair in trying to live up to the "Boy Code". Pollack feels the pain that comes from boys prematurely separating from their mothers puts them on the cycle to hardening themselves emotionally. The one acceptable emotion becomes anger....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 1207 words
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real job - Let’s talk about the importance of having a “real job.” I have spent a huge portion of my life working for someone else. I consider myself to have three full time jobs. All of my jobs are equally important to me. Yes I lead a normal life, but it is a very hectic one. I have a full-time job, attend school full-time, and I am a full-time parent to four kids. My day starts when I hear the alarm blaring at 6 a.m. and I smell the fresh brewed coffee that I set up the night before. I get out of bed where I have been nestled into my warm flannel sheets, and begin to wake up my children so they can get ready for school....   [tags: essays research papers] 758 words
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Real Estate Agent - Real Estate Agent Buying or selling a house or an apartment is one of the biggest decisions of a person’s life. And when selling or establishing a price for real estate, people seek out real estate agents to do the dirty work. A real estate agent has to convince a prospective homeowner that he or she is trustworthy and knowledgeable. In many ways, the agent acts as a counselor to individuals and families about to embark on a huge commitment. Real estate agents have a thorough knowledge or real estate market in their community....   [tags: miscellaneous] 577 words
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