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  • Everyone's Biggest Mistake
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    Your Biggest Mistake In response to the question 'what has been your biggest mistake?' My biggest mistake is everyone's biggest mistake, that no one can help. We all take on assumptions throughout our lives, and when we finally come to understand this, we spend our lives undoing all of them in order to approach the truth with assumption less intelligence. Some get far enough for some gigantic insight. Einstein got far enough back to come up with relativity. When I was a baby it took me an extra ...
  • Their Lives
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    Fleur Pillager 1 Character Analysis ofF leur Pillager Fleur Pillage is the most extraordinary character in this story. She is not only physically powerful, but also spiritually strong. She is strong willed and resolute to live her life as she wants to. She never listens to the town or tribal gossip about her and let it repress her. People pretty much stay out of her way because she is extremely diverse. They are too afraid to try to understand her or get to know her. Her life force is drawn from...
  • Bill's Family
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    Durkheim and Falling Down I am going to be reviewing the movie Falling Down while keeping Durkhiems theories in mind. I will be mainly using the concept on integrating into society and suicide. The movie takes place in Los Angeles and is about a man named Bill. From the beginning of the movie you begin to perceive that Bill is your average middle class worker who wakes up, goes to work, comes home to his family, and minds his own business. But as the movie progresses you see that this is not tru...
  • Russian And Cossack Soldiers
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    I believe the soldiers to have been portrayed as heroic for a number of reasons, The first reason being that the soldiers are British. This poem was written by a British poet who obviously intended to use it for propaganda purposes. Simply because of the fact that the soldiers are risking their lives for Britain makes them heroes to the intended audience. The second reason I believe the soldiers are portrayed as heroes, is due to their valiant performance which is described, that even though the...
  • Lost Generation
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    The Lost of Self " One generation pass eth away, the passage from Ecclesiastes began, and another generation cometh; but the earth abide th forever. The sun also arise... ' (Baker 122). A Biblical reference forms the title of a novel by Ernest Hemingway during the 1920's, portraying the lives of the American expatriates living in Paris. His own experience in Paris has provided him the background for the novel as a depiction of the 'lost generation'. Hemingway's writing career began early; he edi...
  • Woman A Choice To An Abortion
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    Pro Choice: Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, I believe that the right for a person to chose their own destiny and how they live is a fundamental principle of this country. This principle, along with several others helps to form the fabric of morality and ideas that we live by everyday. When this right is denied to someone by the government, undoubtedly something very wrong. It is such the case with making abortions illegal. By outlawing abortions, you are outlawing a woman's choice for how she ...
  • Existential Way Of Thought
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    No Exit Existentialism is a very confusing concept to understand. Existentialism is a school of thought, so to speak, where people believe that for every action there is a reaction. Moreover, most of the time, the reaction is a negative one. There is the basic understanding that humans have free will. They have to choice to do whatever they feel in life, which in turn makes life very stressful. Our choices obviously result in some other consequence, and as I said, the consequences, though we may...
  • World Of Female
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    Relations between women in the 18th and 19th centuries. Theme: Relations between women in the 18th and 19th centuries. Thesis: Relationships between women in the nineteenth century America created a web of love and support for women. Mothers and daughters, sisters and friends from childhood formed emotional and sometimes physical bonds that lasted lifetimes. These ties were acknowledged and easily accepted in their societies. Many women survived unthinkable hardships such as geographical isolati...
  • Wouldst Thou
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    Capulet: What be mine fate... ? Prince: capulet, thou'r't nothing but a blind cretin. How couldst thou let such a thing happen to thine only daughter. How dare thee? To stand in the way of what couldst only have been a pure and true love. To let thy petty bickering take two innocent lives... Thou hast forgotten that the path of fate can be altered, if one has the ability to let go of ignorance, and look deeply unto what is happening in the lives of those who are near. Now think what thou will......
  • Emerson's Aphorism
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    Have you ever had a pair of shoes cherished so much that you were afraid to run the risk of wearing them, for fear of them getting scuffed, but by the time you wear them their too small? The aphorism by Ralph Waldo Emerson, "We are always getting ready to live, but never living". is still valid today. It is often that we prepare to live rather than living instead. Often people are unwilling to take opportunity, Emerson tries to show this in his aphorism. Due to the risks involved, people sometim...
  • Astronomer's Wife And Elisa Allen
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    Recently, I saw a movie about female tennis champion - Billie Jean King, and although I have never been into the feminism (neither can I say that I quite understand it), her character woke up some other kind of sensitivity in me. After this - to me significant change - I could not help myself not to notice different approaches of John Steinbeck and Kay Boyle to the similar thematic. They both deal with marital relationships and it was quite interesting to view lives of ordinary married couples t...
  • Les Miserables Victor Hugo
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    Les Miserables Victor Hugo had a significant way of making every single character in this story unique. The rich, the poor, the lonely, the elderly, the beautiful, and the powerful, were all bound together by the main character, Jean Valjean. Try to remember when you were just an innocent child getting in trouble for something insignificant. Of course, every child would run away from his or her punishment. The main character in Victor Hugo's Les Miserables lived his whole life running away from ...
  • Nature Of Virtue Ethics Virtue Ethics
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    Virtue-Based Ethical System sFor centuries, philosophers have argued over a controversial issue of morality. Could a person who makes moral decisions unhappily be as moral as a person who makes them happily? One philosophy on that issue ranges as far back as Plato and Aristotle, this is the concept of virtue-based ethical systems. Pojman writes, 'Virtue ethics centers on the heart of the agent-in his or her character. ' ; Virtue ethics seeks to mold the agent into a better person, not only guide...
  • Live Life
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    It has been said that "Any Advance involves some loss". This is in fact true because life is a learning process, where if nothing is lost nothing is learned. Mistakes are made and people learn from them. In life things are lost but something will always come from it. There have been many events in history and in literature that prove this saying right. In order for they " re to be an advance, or for something to be gained there are costs of sacrifices to be made but in the end the result is usua...
  • Living Quarters Of The Scientists
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    Sphere: Summary The Sphere is a novel about a huge vessel that is discovered in the South Pacific on the ocean floor. A group of scientists descended to investigate the mysterious discovery. The protagonists are the scientists: Norman, Ellen, Captain Barnes, Dr. Johnson, Beth, Harry, and Ted. The antagonist of the story at the beginning is a set of tragedies. Later the antagonist turns out to be themselves. The book starts out with the scientists having to take many vigorous mental and physical ...
  • Need For Money In The Family
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    Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon, takes places in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York, September 1937. During a time of war and depression. Fifteen-year-old Eugene lives in a wooden frame house, in the lower-middle-income area inhabited mostly by jews, Irish, and Germans, with his father, his mother, his older brother, and his widowed aunt and her two daughters. As war clouds gather over Europe, the Jerome Family fight their own battles over money, living space, and desire. Aunt Blanche can't...
  • Jim Cunningham And Kitty Right
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    Donnie Darko is an intense, complicated movie loaded with hidden messages, comments on human behavior, and insights into the mysteries of life and the possibilities of time travel. On the surface the film is a poppy science culture flick, with white attractive actors and actresses playing roles viewers can look at and link to people within their lives. When one looks deeper into the movie, however, this superficial layer is peeled away revealing themes and ideas about people that are incredibly ...
  • My English Teacher
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    My eighth grade english teacher has made a lasting impression on my life. I will never forget the important lessons she went over. Advertising in the media, the importance of the holocaust, and racism are a few that made the most impact on my life. I never would have stopped to think about how the media can control our feelings and shape our lives. She pointed out and analyzed how advertisments work to make people feel bad about themselves, and confide in what is being advertised in order to be ...
  • Your Dream And Goal
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    "Ilxlitxerxaxcy" Ilxlitxerxate-uneducated; esp., not knowing how to read or write 3/4 n. an illiterate person 3/4 illiteracy. Illiterate is defined in so many words yet with so little meaning to some and just enough knowledge for others to understand. But have you ever stopped and really thought about how it would have been to live your whole life without the capability of reading or writing? Well today I've done just that and for this moment not only have I allowed myself to be placed in the sh...
  • Betsy Ross
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    Betsy Ross lived from 1752 to 1836. She was born to Elizabeth Gris com in Philadelphia. In 1773 she ran away with John Ross to get married. But her husband died three years after they got married so Betsy took over his upholstery business. In 1777 there was a great revolt between colonies, which was called the Boston Tea Party. Since her job was a seamstress at her former husband's upholstery business, it was tradition that George Washington call on her to ask her to design and sew a national fl...

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