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Shakespeare's "Anthony and Cleopatra" begins and ends with a banquet. The play opens with the image of Anthony and Cleopatra arm in arm, talking about how much they love one another in the context of revelry and feasting in Egypt. The play ends with Cleopatra, alone with her handmaids, being consumed by an asp. "Will it eat me?" she asks the asp-seller in the final act. (5.2.263) It is a . . . .

Methodology

Chapter 3

The Approach

Fifteen questions used to measure willingness to AC were assembled into a questionnaire designed to examine the personality measures and items regarding employee response to various safety issues, adequacy of safety training, and attitudes toward other safety related issues. The most pertinent questions relating to AC were:

If I . . . .

Classic Literature for a New Generation

When one watches "Rambo: First Blood Part II" are we actually watching a contemporary version of the Iliad about the ferocity of Achilles on and off the battleground? When we watch Francis Ford Coppola's "Godfather" trilogy, are we really watching Aeschylus's Oresteia trilogy? Is today's "Jerry Springer" yesterday's Euripides' Hippolytus? Is . . . .

Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) is most often remembered as being the "most prominent African American orator, journalist and antislavery leaders of the 19th century." (Encarta) Douglass was himself an escaped slave who campaigned for the abolition of slavery. He published his autobiography in three complete versions, which depicted his life as a slave in the South and a runaway slave in the . . . .

Vincent Van Gogh: Woman with a spade as seen from behind. (1885)

Vincent Van Gogh is a master artist whose works have fascinated the society for decades. The manner in which he portrays his subjects and the deliberation of each stroke gives a life like result that is a pleasure to see. Vincent Van Gogh went through life searching for the elusive perfection that he could capture on . . . .

In Frank Stockton's "The Lady or the Tiger?" a young man, the forbidden lover of a princess, is sentenced to a trial by ordeal: in front of thousands of onlookers, he must choose between two doors. Behind one waits a tiger, behind the other waits a lovely maiden. Only the princess herself possesses the knowledge that will save her lover's life, though in doing so, she will send him into the . . . .

In the short story "Young Goodman Brown," Nathaniel Hawthorne suggests that a young man's nightmare about his wife being sucked into a witch's cult sours him on his wife as well as their larger community, and causes him to live out his life as a bitter and suspicious man. However, other points in the story argue against the events being a dream. Near the end of the story, Nathaniel writes, . . . .

How a sense of well-being affects health

This paper presents a detailed examination of the way a sense of well being affects health. The writer uses several sources and examples to illustrate the importance of low stress levels and a sense of peace to maintain a higher health index. There were four sources used to complete this paper.

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USING OUR HEAD AND HEART . . . .

Mysticism in Christianity and Islam

This paper presents an examination of the mysticism in the Christian faith and the Islamic faith. The writer describes what mysticism is in religion and then presents examples of its use and existence in the faiths of Islam and Christianity.

The mystical dimensions of religion are all encompassing in that they refer to the intuitive . . . .

Film Review: Schindler's List

Film Details

Schindler's List is based on the novel by Thomas Keneally, with the film released in the United States in December 1993. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie includes a cast of stars including Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle and Embeth Davidtz. It was produced by Steven Spielberg, Gerald R . . . .

What is a Hero

Introduction

What is a hero? And what has one got to do with the movies? The answer to that question - which is really the question of how the mass media influence popular perceptions of the heroic and the Hero - is a complex one as are any significant questions that examine the relationship between mass media and the culture that produces, absorbs, reflects and . . . .

Life sucks and then you die," is a popular saying among Gen-Xers to describe the futility of it all. The phrase may be original, but the sentiment certainly is not. Long before Generation X came on the scene, Ernest Hemingway was writing about heroes who faced the harsh unfairness of finite life with dignity and grace. This "grace under pressure" became known as the Hemingway Code.

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Ultimately, their stronger unified cultural need to establish their dominance in another land is the most important reasons for the foothold established by the English and the Spanish in the New World. It is true that a plethora of different races, ethnic groups, nationalities, and cultures arrived on the North American soil prior to 1776, the year that America began its process of embarking . . . .

The History of Surgery had been started from the prehistoric time with its appropriate technique and tools applicable during the age. There was no sophisticated care of hygiene and anatomic knowledge in the early days; the basic research was started using trial and error on every case and it had set a very strong basic which still makes sense and counts into modern practice.

The . . . .

Alessandro Portelli, The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History.

Abstract

This paper begins by situating Alessandro Portelli's oral history in the context of the postwar reaction in Italy against the historical theories of the influential Neapolitan philosopher Benedetto Croce. It then proceeds to a discussion of Portelli's methodology by . . . .

The Praetorian Guard and the Political system

The Praetorian Guard (cohors praetoria) was established in Rome as an elite squad of personal bodyguards of the Roman emperors. They accompanied the Emperor on all his campaigns. There are a number of factual reports regarding the involvement of the Praetorian Guard in the political system of Rome. In the Roman Empire, the ruler who . . . .

Environmental Themes in Grapes of Wrath

This essay reviews environmental themes from the following five books: Dust Bowl by Donald Worster, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Everglades: River of Grass by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Killing Mr. Watson by Peter Matthiessen, and River of Lakes by Bill Belleville. This paper discusses the role that culture has played in environmental . . . .

BEING BROUGHT FROM AFRICA

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the poem "Being Brought From Africa," by Phillis Wheatley.

PHILLIS WHEATLEY

Phillis Wheatley came to America as a slave when she was a young girl; she was probably about eight-years-old when Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley purchased her. She lived in Boston with the family, serving as . . . .

The Message of Empowerment in Dream Deferred, Dreams, and Daystar

Dream Deferred (Harlem) by Langston Hughes, Dreams by Nikki Giovanni, and Daystar by Rita Dove are most often categorized as poetry offering insight into the frustration of African Americans because of societies continuous oppression of their hopes, desires, and dreams. This is correct, but upon further examination one . . . .

Female Protagonists

Summary: This is a paper that analyzes female characters and how they overcome stereotypes in society. It contains three references.

Introduction stereotype is an oversimplified definition of a person or type of person, institution, style or event; to stereotype is to pigeonhole, to thrust into tight slots of definition which allow of little adjustment or . . . .

INTERNATIONAL TRADE BETWEEN BAHRAIN AND SAUDI ARABIA

Summary: This is a paper on Trade between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, focusing on how it affects their international trade relations with special attention to OPEC, GCC and the Qatar dispute. It uses 22 sources in MLA format.

Introduction

Both Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council along with . . . .

The Death of a President by William Raymond Manchester

This paper provides a review of The Death of a President by William Raymond Manchester. The writer of this paper presents the reader with an opinion about the writing as well as the ideas that the author portrays in the book. There was one source used to complete this paper.

THE TELLING OF A STORY WHILE IT IS STILL FRESH CAN . . . .

History. Records show that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is more than 2,000 years old, although there exist other written records that date back to 3,500 years earlier (Maclean and Shane 1999) and archaeological evidence that suggests it began at least 5,000 years ago. Although called traditional, it actually went through a series of changes and adaptations to various influences, such as . . . .

Albert J. Guerard, in his essay "The Journey Within," calls Conrad's Heart of Darkness a "night journey into the unconscious and a confrontation of an entity within the self." The true night journey can occur only in sleep or in a waking dream of a profoundly intuitive mind. Marlow insists on the dreamlike quality of his narrative. "It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream - making a . . . .

Asthma is a condition of the bronchial tubes characterized by episodes of constriction and increased mucous production. A person with asthma has bronchial tubes that are super sensitive to various stimuli, or triggers, that can produce asthma symptom.

In other words, asthmatics have special sensitivity that causes their lung tissue to react far more than is should to various stimulating . . . .

While watching a James Bond film, one often wonders. If the Bond character were real, would he be able to experience a traumatizing situation—killing a villain or escaping with his life—and then straightening the lapels of his dinner jacket proceed to seduce a beautiful woman? While Bond's celluloid heroics transport us as long as the movie lasts, we know that it is unrealistic, and comes from . . . .

PHILLIS WHEATLEY

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss Phillis Wheatley and the poem "Being Brought From Africa."

PHILLIS WHEATLEY

Phillis Wheatley came to America as a slave when she was a young girl; she was probably about eight-years-old when Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley purchased her. She lived in Boston with the family, serving as a . . . .

There is a common misconception in people that having an aneurysm means bleeding in the brain. An aneurysm is in fact a balloon-like swelling in a blood vessel that can affect any large vessel in your body; these larger vessels being arteries. Aneurysms pose a risk to health from the potential for rupture, clotting, or dissecting. It is the pressure of the blood passing through a weak part of . . . .

Perhaps the most discouraging situation for any aspiring student to be faced with is the possibility of "flunking out" of school. The self-esteem of the "flunky" suffers, and the probability of someday returning to school and obtaining a degree often becomes an improbability. Academic dismissal is not an entity that hides in the foliage, ambushing students on their way to class. Instead, there . . . .

Compare and Contrast Symbolism, Style, Tone, & Setting in "Story of an Hour" & "The Storm" - Chopin

This paper considers symbolism, style, tone, setting, and perspective, demonstrated by comparing works of Kate Chopin, the "Story of an Hour" and "The Storm." Using these stories the writer examines how emotions and events are depicted with the positive and negative impacts of . . . .

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