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Truths held in youth are rarely those that endure until death. As years accumulate, so does, allegedly, one's wisdom and capacity for reflection. Eugene O'Neill, author of The Iceman Cometh, reveals in this dramatic play his own experiences with Catholicism and how his views had altered through his lifetime regarding this faith. As a child, O'Neill was raised in a devout Irish Catholic family. His early years were spent in hotels and trains, on account of his father's hectic profession. He was also left in the care of his mother, a woman heavily dependent upon morphine. Obviously, in such a state as this, Mrs. O'Neill could hardly display the affections necessary to raise an emotionally healthy child. This relationship of mother and son is evident in The Iceman Cometh through the characters of Parritt and his own mother. Parritt, similar to O'Neill, resented his mother for her lack of emotional nourishment. So, out of his malice towards her, he betrays his mother and her life, The Anarchist Movement. This treacherous action parallels O'Neill's in that O'Neill too proves disloyal to Catholicism by rejecting the faith entirely by the age of 14. "If we did quarrel, it was because I told her I'd become convinced The Movement was only a beautiful pipe dream" (O'Neill 23). Thus spoke Larry, the foolosopher of Harry Hope's Bar. Through this quote, O'Neill displays not only the notion of the Anarchist Movement as a colossal pipe dream, but also, in respect to his own life, that of Catholicism as well. O'Neill undeniably disagreed in the validity of Catholic dogmas. One such dogma O'Neill may have disagreed with is that of absolvement of one's sins through confession. "I know it's the last time Teddy, you'll never do it again" (O'Neill 177). This quote, spoken by Evelyn to her husband Hickey, illustrates...
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added: 11/22/2011
I need to write an essay to get intothe website. but I just got this computer and I don't have an essay yet because it's new so I'm gonna do a little cheating. And write the nost I can abouth nothinFacing a potential blood shortage, military installations around the country have been scrambling to get more people to donate blood. Medical officials at the Fort Bragg Army Post in North Carolina say they normally run low on blood supplies in January after the holidays. But this year, their demand has increased significantly with thousands of troops being deployed to the Persian Gulf region. The Fort Bragg Blood Center needs to collect 677 units of blood a month, but right now has only about 250 units. "Nationally, 5 percent of the people that are eligible to give blood actually do," said Capt. Melanie Sloan, director of the blood center. Blood Needs Likely to Grow Since the war in Afghanistan began, the military has shipped 17,000 units of blood to the region. The pace is not likely to slow. The U.S. military will not say how much more blood they will need if the United States goes to war with Iraq, because those numbers are tied to casualty estimates. But during the Persian Gulf War, the United States sent 100,000 units of blood to the region in a six-month period. About 20 percent of that came from civilian sources. "We rely on civilians in case we don't have enough," said Col. Michael Fitzpatrick, director of the Armed Services Blood Program. "So, it's not only the military blood program but the civilian collection agencies that need donors at this time, not because we're asking them for blood but because we possibly could." A healthy person can donate blood every 56 days, up to five times a year. They should not be discouraged...
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added: 01/26/2012
Abstract I have many personal goals that I would like to achieve. Some of the goals are centered on work, such as doing my current job better, gaining a promotion, and getting a bigger raise. Some goals involve getting good grades, keeping up with homework, and finally getting my degree. However, the most important goals I have involve my family and personal time. I have come to realize that it is necessary for me to achieve my school and work goals these achievements will require hard work and a lot of late nights, but if I am going to positively influence and have more time together with my kids, and the financial ability to retire young I need to make these goals a reality. Personal Goals For the last couple of years I have been putting off coming back to school because I did not believe that I had enough time, I liked my current job, I already had too many after work activities, and I thought that college was for people younger than me. Recently, however, I have come to realize that I want a promotion, I can not afford all my after work activities, and my fourteen year old thinks that she might not need to go to college because I did not go. If I want to retire early I need to make and save more money. So, I have given some thought to all of this, and decided that I need to get serious about making my goals a reality. My first goal is to finally get my Bachelor degree. I first started college in 1985, and I have used just about every excuse available not to complete my studies. I have let my fears get in the way of my success at school. In the past, I felt that...
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added: 10/30/2011
My day started at about 6:30 am when my roommate yelled up to my room… that's, it's time to get up. Needless to say I was not ready to let go of the covers just yet, but I got up anyway. The first thing I did was to thank God for letting me see another day then, I made my way down the stairs to the bathroom to relieve myself and take a shower. Once I'm finished in the bathroom, I turned on the news to see what the weather would be like; it was going to be another cold day in the windy city. Now it was time to get ready for work, so, back up the stairs I went to figure out what I was going to wear to work today, I decided on a tan blouse and a brown skirt; with that decided I got dress and headed back down the stairs to watch the rest of the news. Well it's about 8:00 am and I need to head off to work now. Before I can go I need to warm-up the car, so, I turn on the car and waited ten minutes for it to warm-up; it's about 8:15 now and off to work I go. The drive to work is about 45 minutes, because I work about 30 miles away; however traffic is not bad today, because there was no rain or snow in the forecast, when that happens traffic is can be unbearable, nevertheless, I arrived at work at about 9:00 am. Once in the office I make a point of speaking to my co-workers and checking on my employees to see how things are going, as normal things are running smoothly. With that done I log in to my computer and check my messages and e-mails, this...
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added: 02/04/2012
I think that studying is a very important issue in my life. I study because it allows me to be prepared to deal with life and challenge any situation I might encounter. Studying is a right that I have. A right that I can use to help the entire community and to achieve my objectives in the future. If I study, I learn useful things which are functional for myself and for the community. By studying, I increase my knowledge and I can share it with others. From this standpoint, studying is a good activity, because it is used as a tool to help societies grow better. For example, I can study and become an architect, being able to build houses for the people that do not have a home. I would be helping other people and I would have achieved my goal: becoming a professional. But that is not all. I have the right to study, as everybody else does. So I must take advantage of this right in order to be able to compete with the rest of people. There are people who want to accomplish the same goal as I do: they want to be better in what they do than anybody else. Studying is the only way in which I can compete with those people and achieve my goal. For instance, I want to become an engineer, the best. But there are other people who also want to become the best engineer. So I would have to compete with them to accomplish my goal, and to do so, I need to study hard and improve my skills to do the best of my abilities. As studying is my right, it is also my obligation. It is my duty to study because by doing so I will be able to...
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added: 10/20/2011
I believe that because I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a little girl that I am ready to enter the classroom and give the students that same experience that I received in school. Not only have I wanted to be a teacher for many years, but also I have had many teachers in my past, good and bad, who have assisted me in realizing that teaching was the profession for me. Coming to college and enrolling in the educational program has helped me gain more insight to how I need to be as a teacher, and what I need to do to become this teacher. With the help of all the professors here at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and all of the courses I have taken thus far, I feel they have prepared me for my first experience in a real-life classroom. I believe that as a professional teacher, I am responsible to present myself in the best possible way. My clothing should cover all parts that are inappropriate for exposure in a classroom, my language should be grammatically correct, and my behavior should reflect that of an adult. By following all of these guidelines, I feel that the students will begin to see what it is like to be a good teacher. I will always try to set a reliable example for all of my students to follow hoping that down the road they will think of me as a role model like I do of my third grade teacher, Mrs. Grigg. I believe that my job as a teacher is to promote academic, social, and emotional development of all my students. I believe that my classroom should provide an environment that is safe and conducive for learning and teaching. I should help the students develop self-appreciation,...
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added: 11/08/2011
"Ok, ok… I'm working all right, now can you please leave me alone. If we have to write a dumb story then can I please do it without you looking over my shoulder?" Good. I think that's gotten rid of him at last. Stupid bloody Mr. Jones, Expects me to write a story with him looking over my shoulder and telling me how perfect my sister Ella is. Well I've got some news for him. My name's not Ella and I'm not perfect. "Tegan, what do you think you're doing? I thought I told you to sit over there on the computer in the corner? Now get back to your seat and do some work for once. The only reason that I'm not sending you to time-out young lady is that I know that's where you want to be." Damn, I thought I' gotten away with it too. This class is so boring so I decided I might go for a little 'walk' outside. I'm actually quite surprised that he saw me; he has that much crap on his glasses that usually couldn't see the difference between a ladybug and a cup of coffee. Maybe he took out a loan and bought a rag to wipe them with. This is boring this is boring this is boring this is boring this is boring this is boring "Mr. Jones, can I go to the toilet?" "No" "Why the hell not" "Don't use that tone of voice with me young lady" "Why not" "Because recess was twenty minutes ago, you should've gone then" "I didn't need to go then" "Tegan that's enough, sit down" "You can't not let me go, it's a human right to be able to pee" "SIT DOWN" "Ok, ok, don't get your knickers in a knot." God, its like he wants me to piss on the floor or something. Oh I get it, that's...
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added: 11/18/2011
Cloudstreet, by Tim Winton, is a story about two families, the Lambs and Pickles, who find themselves living at number one Cloud Street together. It follows these two families and the individual characters and their problems for over 20 years. The main themes and issues of the text are the importance of family, sence of place and belonging, intergration and becoming whole and the need for community, forgiveness, unconditional love and healing, the natural landscape has healing powers. Winton conveys these themes using techniques such as characterisation, imagery, structure, language, humour, historical reference, symbolic constructs, symbolism, setting etc. Characters fortunes and ill-fortunes as they struggle to find meaning and harmony in their lives. Genre: It is a human drama, about real Australians with a phsychological focus. The very Australian text concentrates on character development and tries to imply the importance of Aboriginals and the healing nature of the bush. Winton combines the real with the magical. Structure – chronological structure 40's – 60's although the 'prologue' begins at the end. Readers get a sense of watching things unfold, hoping for them and trying to predict the outcome. Writer and narrator are in control, we are drawn along in its journey. Each character takes us further into the secrets of the individual characters. Winton entitles episodes in each chapter so to offer insight on the characters. Each title signifies a significant event eg. "Fish Lamb comes back". Title acts as a sign post to guide through complex text. Style Playful, vital, passionate and original language. He uses new words and extremely accurate similes to capture an image "They danced like prawns". Interlexual Fish is the narrator – helps create poetic and meaningful passages. Humour is glimpsed at darkest moments – "Fingers danced around like half a pound of live prawns". Feel anguish but smile. And when Sam is going...
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added: 09/22/2011
"Go on, everyone is doing it," That is probably something that most of us hear when were under peer pressure. Peer pressure can be a huge problem for some young adolescents. It can be positive, but most of the time it's negative and destructive. Drinking, smoking, staying out past curfew, or having sex when you're not ready, whatever the case may be, sometimes others put the pressure on you to participate in something that you might not want to do. There are many different ways in which teenagers can be influenced by peer pressure. One of the things that many young adolescents are pressured to do is to experiment with drugs or alcohol. Many teenagers feel the need to drink or smoke because they feel more relaxed and because they are being encouraged to do so by their peers. They feel like they need to do it because everyone else is doing it. Most of us decide to do it, because someone we know very well did it, you can't look like a loser to your friend so you're going to end up taking that drink or smoking that joint. Young adolescents just do this because it's a way for them to fit in and impress everyone. Another thing that young adults face is the pressure of sex. Now in today's day and age it seems hard to find young teens that are virgins. Some teenagers decide to have sexual relations because their friends think it's cool; they even go as far as to lie about their virginity just to fit in. Some people even have sex not because that's what they really want but because they are being pressured by their partner. Sex is often confused with affection and that agreeing to sex will lead to more of a commitment...
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added: 03/16/2011
The Financial Accountant is the focal point for the financial accounting process of the company, ensuring the daily financial controls operate as planned as well as making a major contribution to internal and external reporting requirements. Accountants must also be able to draw up a set of financial records and prescribe the system of accounts that will most easily give the desired information; they must be capable of arriving at a comprehensive view of the economic and the legal aspects of a business, envisaging the effect of every sort of transaction on the profit-and-loss statement; and they must recognize and classify all other factors that enter into the determination of the true condition of the business. Accountants must also enjoy working in a numerate environment and have a good working knowledge of accounting information. They should have an inquiring, analytical mind and be able to work logically, consistently and accurately even when under pressure. They need to be self-motivated individuals with the ability to manage their time efficiently. Accountants need management skills as well as knowledge of the general economic environment in which they operate. They need to keep themselves up-to-date with the regular changes in financial rules and regulations and have the ability to quickly recognize the implications of such changes on their employers' or clients' affairs. Accountants work with people from all walks of life and therefore effective interpersonal skills are essential. They should be confident individuals with the ability to put people at their ease and inspire confidence. They should have excellent written and spoken communication skills and be able to discuss and explain financial issues with both fellow professionals and those with little or no financial background. But the role of a bookkeeper is quite different, bookkeeping clerks handle all financial transactions and recordkeeping. They record all transactions, post...
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added: 11/28/2011
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