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  • Bad Thing About The Givers Community
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    The Giver The Giver is about a boy named Jonas who lives in the future in an almost perfect community. Jonas is chosen to be the person who carries all the memories of the past, given to him by the giver. It is by Lois Lowry. There are many good and bad things in the Giver. Some good things are that hardly anyone gets hurt. When people do get hurt they take a pill and the pain goes right away. No one ever breaks bones or anything. There are no criminals, and there are no locks on any homes or bu...
  • Jonas And The Giver
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    Billy The Giver By: Lois Lowry In a futurist community, where the story takes place, everyone in the town has all their decisions made for them. They only get privileges when they become a certain age and when it is time for them to get a job they are given one by a decision making committee. The people in this town don't even get to pick when they are allowed to get a bicycle and what cloths they want to wear. They can't even see color. The main character in this story is Jonas. He is almost tw...
  • Opportunities Wal Mart
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    In Sam We Trust When Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart store in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas, it was the beginning of an amazing success story. At its heart, Wal-Mart is a place where prices are low, and value and customer service are high every day. Since then Wal-Mart has become the world's number one retailer with over 2,500 stores worldwide. With this expansion, Wal-Mart has also been the receiver of negativity from small town business owners and aggressive Wal-Mart activists. These people cl...
  • William Bradford And Cotton Mather
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    William Bradford and Cotton Mather both secure their identity of a separate persecuted shelter for the people of God despite the appearance of less holy individuals within the boundaries of their community. Although the individuals are located physically within the community, Mather and Bradford alienate them based on their beliefs and their behavior. By segregating those that would defy the moral code of their colony, both writers emphasize the devout holiness of the majority rather than focusi...
  • Lottery
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    Times May Not Be "A'Changin' " Although portrayed in a particularly gruesome scenario, author Shirley Jackson conveys the importance of upholding tradition in her short story, "The Lottery". While the climactic execution-by-stoning isn't quite a modern example, it still serves to show us that some traditions are worth upholding. In our society today, it seems as if there is a growing movement to look forward and embrace the new instead of remembering our past. But to effectively make changes and...
  • Colonel Aureliano Left Macondo
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    One Hundred Years of Solitude Topic#1 Throughout the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, there are various responsibilities meted out to both men and women. In fact, an important theme of this novel is the continuity in the relationship between men and women in regards to both sharing some form of control over the community. However, in terms of definitive power, often a balance between genders is not found, and rather we are shown Macondo as a world most often shaped, and dominated by either a...
  • Asset Based Community Development Many Communities
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    COMMUNITIES & URBANIZATION Introduction George Murdock once said that a community is one of the two truly universal units of society organization, the other one being family (Schaefer, 461). We are all part of a community, and in many cases, we are a part of multiple ones. In chapter 20 of our textbook, we are looking at communities and urbanization. It discusses urbanization and how communities originate. It also looks at the different types of communities. Communities are defined as "a spatial...
  • Young Group Of Boys As The Town
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    The novel Our Guys, written by Bernard Lefkowitz, is a very dynamic story about the heinous actions of a dozen middle-class athletes, from a small New York suburb, against a defenseless mentally handicapped girl. Lefkowitz describes a brutal gang rape involving a baseball bat and broom handle, which took place in this unsuspecting town, by these upstanding young group of boys, as the town would describe them. Lefkowitz looks at the incident which took place and then examines the jock clique sub-...
  • Prejudice Toward The Black Community
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    A Study of the Different Kinds of Prejudice in, 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Prejudice is the preconceived opinion of a person or thing. There are three main types of prejudice: racial prejudice, social prejudice and religious prejudice. These three are the types of prejudice most dominant in 'To Kill A Mockingbird'. The setting for the novel is a fictitious town called Maycomb. This town is situated in Alabama, south USA. The racial prejudice shown in the novel has a lot to do with the town being si...
  • Subject Of Many Rumors
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    To Kill A Mockingbird 'Classic,' a term one uses to describe many things, such as a defining moment or an object such as a book. When used in this context, such as describing a book, it persuades the reader to examine the novel further to discover what makes this piece of literature so memorable to people who have read it. One such novel is Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. One may describe this novel as a classic because the messages described in the novel can be perceived on so many differen...
  • Planning Consultant For Fieldsville
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    Memorandum To: City Council of Fieldsville, Virginia From: Christina Fut rell, Planning Consultant Date: February 4, 2000 Re: Adding a Town Planner to Your Staff Planning in any town is an important part of the growth, development and sustainability of the citizens and businesses in that town. I believe that your town council could greatly benefit from adding a planner to your staff. Planning suggests a systematic attempt to shape the future. It attempts to link scientific and technical knowledg...
  • Wal Mart In Their Community
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    Wal-Mart Is Wal-Mart good for communities, or is Wal-Mart a wolf in sheep's clothing? With a gross annual sales of over $67 billion and more than 2,000 stores, Wal-Mart is one of the biggest corporations in the United States. Wal-Mart opens a new store once every two days in small communities and cities across the United States, however, are these stores good for these communities, or are they wrecking havoc? When you look down at the fine print Wal-Mart doesn't earn it's money it steals it mone...
  • Town The Church
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    Two hundred years ago, the church was the center of life in many New England towns. The church provided not only religions guidance but, was a place for social gathering and a chance for neighbors to keep in touch. This is shown in depth in Boston, by Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter and in Salem, by Arthur Miller's, The Crucible. Both towns are perfect models of the churches' affect on their communities. Both towns were settled by immigrants from England seeking religious freedom from ...
  • Few Birds
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    There was once a town in the heart of America where all life seemed to live in harmony with its surroundings. The town lay in the midst of a checkerboard of prosperous farms, with fields of grain and hillsides of orchards where, in spring, white clouds of bloom drifted above the greenfield's. In autumn, oak and maple and birch set up a blaze of color that flamed and flickered across a backdrop of pines. Then foxes barked in the hills and deer silently crossed the fields, half hidden in the mists...

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