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  • Nation
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    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this contenant a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war testing weather that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those WHO HERE gave the lives that that nation might live. It is all tog...
  • Gibbons And The Great Apes
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    I. Introduction Apes have 13 species of large, highly intelligent primates, including Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, and Orangutans. Apes are sometimes confused with Monkeys, but unlike their smaller primate counterparts, apes do not have tails and their arms are usually longer than their legs. Apes live in tropical woodlands and forests of Africa and Asia. Despite sharing similar habitats, different ape species show striking differences in behaviors and ways of life. At one time, apes were cla...
  • Great Gatsby By F Scott Fitzgerald
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    The Superficial Gatsby In the novel entitled The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is at times made out to be better than us. At first glance he is sophisticated, using big words and claiming that he is an 'Oxford man. ' ; But when we look closer we can easily see that this man is a farce. Much of this man has been shrouded in mystery. We know very little about his past until later in the book. We don't know where he was born, who his parents are, or where all of his money came from...
  • My Great Grandmother Love
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    My great-grandfather moved to this country from Thailand. His lineage situation is a bit confusing considering he is of mixed blood. In those days racism was on a uphill slope, especially in such countries as Taiwan and China, and Japan, that would have been considered blasphemous and it still is today. Today we live in a more enlightened time, being of Taiwanese and Jamaican blood he and his parents were abandoned by his family and outcast among their neighbors. He frequently had to cover his f...
  • Every Great Issue
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    Great Issues in Western Civilization great issue can be defined in many ways; one way is how it effects people and how many people it effects. Of course it is based on the fact that it is great; and it wouldn't be great unless people were affected by it. Then the question is what is an issue, and what makes an issue. First of all, every issue has to have more then one side, and each side has their own point of view. This point of view is usually very ethnocentric as well. Secondly, every point o...
  • Hektor In The Great Individual Battle
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    The Iliad is an epic tale of war and hero's within the Greek way of life. A predominant and consistent theme of honor and glory reside throughout the poem. The motivation for any Homeric Greek is glory, or "Kleos", that is to be honored and respected among their people. Emphasis is put on living by the heroic code. Honor is essential to the Greeks and life would not be worth living without it. When a warrior or hero is advised to avoid risking their life in battle it almost drives them even furt...
  • Their Successful Business And My Father
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    Migration Thinking back to my childhood, I can recall that my family moved quite frequently from place to place. Since my birth, my family has moved a total of seven times and that was only in the first six years of my life. As an ignorant child, the constant moving around did not question me to think why we moved so much. I never stopped to think that my family could have been in a troubled situation. When I now ask my father the reasons why we moved so often back then, he tells me that he was ...
  • Brokaw's Generous And Proficient Use Of Imagery
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    AN IMAGE OF HEROIC TRIUMPH In Tom Brokaw's book, The Greatest Generation, the author portrays ordinary people of a certain generation as having qualities of greatness and heroism. He tells stories of average people that lived inspiring lives through many hardships, and declares today's society as the beneficiary of their challenging work and commitment. Brokaw's generous and proficient use of imagery helps to persuade the reader to believe that the people of "the greatest generation" are, indeed...
  • St Augustine
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    Response Essay - The Saints of the Church They have lived as hermits in the desert, denied themselves of food and sleep, and battled devils and demons. Others have experienced the stigmata, levitated, or even in one specific case, have flown. Some of these individuals were born into very wealthy families, while others were born into poor and modest homes. They have achieved all of this through the grace of God. So who are these individuals They are the saints of the Catholic Church. They are the...
  • Enlightened One
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    Buddha Buddha is the founder of Buddhism, considered by hundreds of millions of people as the "Enlightened One" who looked for truth in the world. Ironically, the truth about his life is shrouded in mystery as most of the records taken about him were from followers, not historians. He was born into a military family, the Sakyas, in Lumbini Nepal in about 563 BC. His actual name was Gautama Siddhartha but has also been called Gautama Buddh and Sakyamuni (Sage of the Sakyas). At an early age, he b...
  • Land
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    America's Destin yOur Country was founded by men and women who had the fortitude to face up to challenges and persevere. They lived through many hardships to make our country what it is today. Many men gave their lives so that we might live free from British tyranny and call our land our own. We have made great strides since our independence, but we cannot afford to grow stagnant. Not when there is so much more land out there that we can claim as our own. Americans need to expand and protect our...
  • Own Greatness
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    Good Copy- Essay based on "October Sky: My very own Greatness In the movie "October Sky" Homer, the main character, is born with the desire to launch rockets into space. He says "I got it in me to be somebody great in this world". I believe each person born into this world is blessed with a particular talent, or maybe many. Every individual holds the potential of being someone 'great' in this world, and holds a gift they can reach in their lives. Unfortunately, some people are not as lucky as Ho...

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