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  • Important Changes
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    Mirrorings Sure, some of us have this great confidence within ourselves about looking great, but that does not hold true for everyone. I understand the pain or disgust, or even disappointment one feels when they look in the mirror and say, "I wish I could change this or that about myself". Although this piece is written about the author's life, it holds meaning and connects with for many people; one only has to dig deep enough to find one. For me, it was to realize what is important in life can ...
  • His Own Schooling
    937 words
    The Determination to Succeed The setting sun casts shadows deep across the African savannas. Behind a schoolhouse, in one of these shadows cast by an old tree, there is a boy. Blindfolded, he struggles with the weight of holding an iron bar upright. If he fails, he knows that his nemesis the Judge and the Judge's cronies, will beat him. For a six-year-old boy to survive this experience is an incredible accomplishment. As told in Bryce Courtenay's novel The Power of One, the main character, Peeka...
  • First African American Aviator
    330 words
    Diversity is important to give all races and genders an opportunity to grow with modern civilization. When referring to aviation, diversity is such a great factor that there wouldn^aeurtms have been an Amelia Earhart, a Bessie Coleman nor a Benjamin O. Davis. You would only have one race, one gender and one country with the knowledge of aviation. In the early nineteen hundreds the field of aviation was primarily studied by one race and one gender. Only after the nineteen twenties did the world s...
  • Lieutenant Colonel Risner Looks Back
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    HEROES "I Venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime!" -Adlai Stevenson Daniel Webster defines: Hero: one renowned for exceptional courage and fortitude; a champion; an idol A thesaurus goes a little further when it says: valiant; brave; gallant I like to think of a "hero" as one to whom I can look up. It is said that there are no heroes left in the world. In all due respect to the cynics and the pessim...
  • Dummy The Town Outcast
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    For the Love of the Fish In the short story "The Third Thing That Killed My Father", Raymond Carver explores the life of the town outcast. Through the observations of a young boy and his father Carver tells the story of a man caught in himself, and captures the true essence of a mans character and his conflicts. Dummy the town outcast finds himself in a struggle to protect the one thing that makes him happy, a school of black bass. Carver comes up with three major conflicts, which include man ve...
  • Males By Nature Males And Females
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    1. Definition of Polygamy Polygamy means a system of marriage whereby one person has more than one spouse. Polygamy can be of two types. One is polygyny where a man marries more than one woman, and the other is polyandry, where a woman marries more than one man. In Islam, limited polygyny is permitted; whereas polyandry is completely prohibited. Now coming to the original question, why is a man allowed to have more than one wife? 2. The Qur " an is the only religious scripture in the world that ...
  • Leader In Order
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    To continue, it is difficult to determine the level of leadership skills shown by every character in the movie. In other words, all of them are pure convicts who are ready to do everything in order to get their pardons after the war is over. Furthermore, the whole situation is even more complex due to the criminal past of the members of this particular group. Each one of them can be considered to be a great leader of a certain kind. To elaborate on this topic, one should realize that it is not e...
  • One's Active Love
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    In Dostoevsky's novels pain and some heavy burden of the inevitability of human suffering and helplessness form Russia. And he depicts it not with white gloves on, nor through the blisters of the peasant, but through people who are close to him and his realities: city people who either have faith, or secular humanists who are so remote from reality that even when they love humanity they despise humans because of their own inability to achieve or to create paradise on earth. His novels The Brothe...
  • Things The Serfs
    437 words
    They are the ones who supply the lord with food. They are the ones who do the lords work. they are the ones bound to the land, never to leave it. They are the ones who do all these things without reward. They are the serfs. In return for all of their work the lord protects them. It was said by nobles and lords, that without protection they would surely be looted and killed. It is not my decision to make. I am bound to the land. If they ever wish to venture away from the kingdom a hefty price is ...
  • One Female
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    There are many traditions in our culture that we never question, although they seem very odd if we take them out of context and look at them in an abstract way. Not many people have wondered why we clap our hands like seals if we experience something that pleases us, or why we chop down a pine tree in December every year, pull it into our living room and throw glittery things all over it. Or why our society demands it of us, in one way or the other, that we find ourselves a mate and get married....
  • World
    608 words
    If driving along an empty road on an ordinary Sunday morning, you storm into a gridlock of people and cars disorderly parked all around while hearing thousands of incoherent cries, you then realize you have entered the zone of the busy Athens Agora; one of the oldest and most widespread methods of selling and buying goods. Instants later you hardly keep in mind that you are in Athens as you notice faces from all around the world prepared to persuade you that what they put before you is the great...
  • Conquerors Of The Bastille
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    Life, way back during the French Revolution, was not fair for us women. We had to fight for our rights. In one of the petitions we had started, titled, Request of Women to Be Admitted to the Estates-General, had a great quote in it, "Man I born egotist... he reduces us to managing his household affairs and to partaking of he rare favors when he feels so inclined". Then in 1789, the Bastille fell and at fist only men were given credit for the victory! In 1790, eight hundred and fifty men were giv...

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