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  • Pig's Organ
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    Introduction: Xenotransplants is the donating of living organs from two different species, especially monkeys and pigs to humans. Although xenotransplant is relatively recent, the idea and concept of if it dates back to the early 1900's. The word xenotransplant comes from Greek. Xeno meaning stranger or foreigner and transplant comes from English. A transplant is replacing or adding an organ from another human. All together it means a transplant from a different species. A graft is the organ fro...
  • Sethe's Act
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    Beloved by Toni Morrison In Toni Morrisons novel, Beloved, the main character Sethe, is a former slave who chooses to kill her baby girl rather than allowing her to be exposed to the physically, and emotionally damaging horrors of a life spent in slavery. There is no other way to say it: she murdered her child. By killing her child, so dear to her heart, the question arises whether Sethe acted out of true love or selfishness. The fact that Sethe's act is irrational can easily be decided upon. Do...
  • Sethe's Reunion With Paul D
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    'It is the ultimate gesture of a loving mother. It is the outrageous claim of a slave' (Morrison 1987). These are the words that Toni Morrison used to describe the actions of the central character within the novel, Beloved. That character, Sethe, is presented as a former slave woman who chooses to kill her baby girl rather than allowing her to be exposed to the physically, emotionally, and spiritually oppressive horrors of a life spent in slavery. Sethe's action is indisputable: She has killed h...
  • Nazi Euthanasia Program
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    In October of 1939 amid the turmoil of the outbreak of war Hitler ordered widespread "mercy killing" of the sick and disabled. Code named "Aktion T 4", the Nazi euthanasia program to eliminate "life unworthy of life" at first focused on newborns and very young children. Midwives and doctors were required to register children up to age three who showed symptoms of mental retardation, physical deformity, or other symptoms included on a questionnaire from the Reich Health Ministry. A decision on wh...
  • Jack As The Leader
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    Lord of the Flies: Our Society Suppresses the Evil That Is Presented In All of Us In this novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding shows how our society suppresses the evil that is presented in all of us. Throughout this adventure Jack changes from a well mannered choir bo, who was scared to kill a pig, to a savage hunter who leads his band of hunters to kill everything in site. Jack was a load and strick choir leader and always seemed as if he would do anything to be leader, while Ralph was not...
  • Similar To The Handmaid's Tale
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    The Handmaid Tale "The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is a dystopia about a world where unrealistic things take place. The events in the novel could never actually take place in our reality". This is what most people think and assume, but they " re wrong. Look at the world today and in the recent past, and there are not only many situations that have ALMOST become a Gilead, but places that have been and ARE Gileadean societies. We " re not in Kansas any more, Dorothy! Even today there are pl...
  • Robert Peck Being
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    Censorship in A Day No Pigs Would Die Robert Newton Peck was born in the late 1930's in Vermont. Haven Peck, his father was a "quiet and gentle man whose work was killing pigs". (dedication of novel). Peck grew up on a farm and worked as a lumberjack, in a paper mill, and in a slaughterhouse before he wrote his first book. He was first inspired to write by his first through sixth grade teacher, Miss Kelly, a well-loved lady who filled Peck with dreams about what he could do, if he wanted to. Pec...
  • Sethe And Her Baby
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    Set in post-Civil War Ohio, it is the story of Sethe, an escaped slave who has risked her life in order to wrench herself from a living death; who has lost a husband and buried a child; who has borne the unthinkable of killing her baby and not gone mad. Sethe, who now lives in a small house on the edge of town with her daughter, Denver, her mother-in-law, Baby Suggs, and a disturbing, mesmerizing apparition who calls herself Beloved. Sethe works at " beating back the past,' but it makes itself h...
  • Term The Whole 9 Yards
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    Interesting Facts Got this from one of my daily joke emails. Thought it was interesting enough to share: 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of the...
  • Raptor Red And The Mate
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    1. The novel I read was 'Raptor Red' by Robert T. Bakker. Published by Simon & Schuster, in 1995. Raptor Red is a female raptor struggling to survive in a kill or be killed world on her own after losing her mate. 2. The setting changes all throughout the book as Raptor Red migrates from one place to another. In some settings she is in thick rich mossy forests looking for plump Iguanodons to eat, to other desert like lands where the sun is so hot she must sleep through the midday and hunt late af...
  • Their Murderous Actions
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    To Err is Human: Mad vs. Bad It is widely believed that all those who commit murder are insane. Many claim anyone would have to be out of one's mind to kill another person. But in the spirit of war, ordinary men and women are trained and encouraged to kill people without remorse or empathy. The circumstances under which death takes place affect whether or not it is acceptable to society. With this in mind, it is obvious that to class people as insane only because they kill, is inaccurate. In our...
  • Person Like Sperm And Eggs
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    Abortion is one of the most controversial issues discussed in today's society. This issue has caused a great deal of turmoil in the world. Some protestors have even killed other human beings over the issue. People's religion has had some input on this issue, but this should not be the only factor when looking at this serious controversial debate. There are many questions that one must ask him or herself when deciding to be either for or against abortion. In this position paper I am going to talk...
  • Antigone And The Mother Death
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    Antigone and The Mother Death surrounds us all. It is a common reminder of the life we have around us. Death is seen in people, nature, and animal's everyday. It brings us sadness and pain. It is something that is not easily dealt with and sometimes may seem unjust. It helps us become better people by accepting death and learning from it. In Antigone, she kills herself because she kept her promise and buried Polynices body. She died for a cause. A cause that she did not need to die for but since...

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