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  • Ray's Field Of Dreams
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    Ray Kinsella helped other people fulfill their dreams by traveling for miles to find them, and bring them back to his field of dreams. In the book Shoeless Joe, W.P. Kinsella wrote about how some people were missing something in their lives, but they found what they had been looking for when they arrived at Ray's field. Ray built a baseball field to fulfill his unfulfilled dreams of the past. Ray's father died when he was a teenager, so Ray did not get to spend much time with him. Ray had always...
  • Ray's Wife
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    A Second Look At "Field of Dreams " This was a story about how acting upon impulse, or doing something upon a gut feeling can become a good thing. This was a story about how change, mystery and even dreams changed the life of one stubborn man, a man who was afraid of not changing. Ray Kinsella, the main character in this story hears a voice while he is surveying his corn fields, which says "If you build it, he will come". He gets the idea to build a baseball field right smack dab in the middle o...
  • Beta Particles And The Gamma Rays
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    Benefits of Radiation Radioactivity is the spontaneous disintegration of atomic nuclei by the emission of subatomic particles called alpha particles and beta particles, or of electromagnetic rays called X rays and gamma rays. The phenomenon was discovered in 1896 by the French physicist Antoine Henri Becquerel when he observed that the element uranium can blacken a photographic plate, although separated from it by glass or black paper. He also observed that the rays that produce the darkening ar...
  • Ray Kinsella's Small Iowa Farm
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    Shoeless Joe. P. Kinsella William Patrick Kinsella was born may 25, 1935 in Edmonton, Alberta. His father was a contractor and his mother was a printer. As an only child, Kinsella spent his early years in a log cabin near Lac Ste. -Anne, sixty miles northwest of Edmonton. He rarely saw other children and completed grades one through four by correspondence. ' Having no contact with children, I considered myself a small adult' (Authors and writers for young adults, 130-131). His parents, grandmoth...
  • Ray And Play Baseball Ray
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    the book shoeless joe takes place in iowa present day. the story is much more about dreams and second chances than it is about baseball. it starts off with the main character ray kins ella an ordinary man who live an ordinary life in an ordinary town. where he crops corn, his main source for income. ray kins ella was called upon by ultimately inhuman forces, a voice, to go on a physical as well as an emotional journey. the voice told him' if u build, he will come'. at first ray was extremely kep...
  • Ray Kinsella
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    Field of Dreams Was Ray Kinsella a triumphant hero who dared to live his dreams, or merely an insane lunatic who blindly followed voices that could only be heard within the confines of his mind Although either of these theories could be argued successfully, the idea that this intrepid man was indeed a hero is supported by a list of characteristics that generally indicate a classical hero. In the movie, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella was introduced to the viewers as an ordinary man, living an ordi...

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