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  • Montag's Own Rebirth
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    Montag, Beatty and the rest of the firemen expected it to be just another burning. They did not expect an unidentified woman to commit suicide along with burning her books. As the firemen attempted to save the woman, she told them to "go on". Within a moment, "The woman on the porch reached out with contempt to them all and struck the kitchen match against the railing". On the way back to the firehouse, the men didn't speak or look at each other. While Beatty began showing the knowledge he has g...
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
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    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, NY, NY-1911 Near closing time on Saturday afternoon, March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the top floors of the Asch Building in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. Within minutes, the quiet spring afternoon erupted into madness, a terrifying moment in time, disrupting forever the lives of young workers. By the time the fire was over, 146 of the 500 employees had died. The survivors were left to live and relive those agonizing moments. The victims and their families...
  • Time Of The Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire
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    As the United States started its economic growth towards becoming the world's largest industrial power, the working conditions in the industries became increasingly worse. 1 Workers were being exposed to dreadful conditions like bad ventilation, poor safety precautions, dirty work areas, etc. It is around the time of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire that Americans are just starting to realize the poor working conditions in the factories. 2 After the fire, labor reforms would sweep the indust...
  • Red Adair Company
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    Intro - 'I've done made a deal with the devil. He said he's going to give me an air-conditioned place when I go down there, if I go there, so I won't put all the fires out. ' A genuine American hero, Red Adair fought the most terrifying force of nature all over the world for more than 50 years. The oil fires were so hot they melt nearby cars and could roast a man in an instant. Red Adair was an innovator in the development of new fire-fighting techniques that make the oil fields safer and time a...
  • Specs Ralph
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    In the exciting novel, Lord of the Flies, there are many symbols. Some more important and more observed than others. One of these more important and more thoroughly observed symbols is Piggy's specs. Piggy's specs are crucial to the boys's survival on the island because they made the fire that they so badly needed for survival. His specs help in there survival because without the specs to make the fire they wouldn't have been able to keep warm, cook food, or signal the ship that rescued them. Th...
  • Ashes Of The Beltane Fires
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    Beltane Essay Beltane is the last of the three spring fertility festivals. Beltane is the second principal Celtic festival (the other being Samhain). Celebrated approximately halfway between spring equinox and the midsummer (Summer Solstice). Beltane traditionally marked the arrival if summer in ancient times. At Beltane the Pleiades star cluster rises just before sunrise on the morning horizon. The Pleiades is a cluster of seven closely placed stars, the seven sisters, in the constellation of T...
  • Leon And Pheneis
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    A Scribes Tale Sometimes I wonder how I get myself into these situations. The last time I was almost sure my lifeless body would be lying on a burning pedestal, with the few friends I have staring on in sadness. I can stop wondering though - I asked to be here. It's quiet right now, only the sound of the wolves in the distance and the chuckling laughter coming from the group as they drink themselves into numbness by the fire before they turn in for the night. I hope they plan to end soon - we ar...
  • Time Of Chicago Fire The Working People
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    As the Fire spread out of control, the mood of the population changed from interest to alarm and panic. They realized that there was no place of guaranteed safety and began to create wild crowds on the bridges over the River. The witnesses of that event said that it seemed as if the ground was itself on fire. Husbands and wives, parents and children were separated. A lot of Chicagoans were trapped or crashed in their homes, on one of the bridges or in the Washington and La Salle Street tunnels. ...
  • Octagonal Room
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    The Golden House of Nero After years of fighting and civil wars, order was finally established throughout the Roman empire during the first century AD with the rule of Augustus. Peace and prosperity followed with the reign of Augustus and with the emperors that came into control after him, and it was during this time that Roman architecture began to move away from the traditional Hellenistic and Greek influences and generate its own style. It was also during this time that Rome was subjected to ...
  • Elastic Bands The Cart Travels
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    Planning Introduction For this piece of coursework I have been set a task to find what factors effect the distance a wooden block travels when projected over a surface. Each time I do this I have been asked to change a different variable. There was a wealth of different variables I could have chosen but for this particular experiment I have decided that I will change the weight of the block each time I fire it. This will involve firing the cart a certain number of times but each time adding some...

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