The Thug Life

Tupac Shakur has passed away, yet his music wonders through our restless world. He may have been an amazing rapper, but he wasn’t a very good citizen. He got into a lot of trouble. The words “thug life” was tattooed on his stomach. He was also shot and robbed when he was trying to record on another rappers album. Although, being put through many injuries, he survived that inc...
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Recession

Recession refers to the time of broad economic deterioration. A recession is characteristically exhibited by a decline in the stock market, drop in the housing market and increased unemployment rate. It is usually regarded as less harsh than a depression, although when it persists for a longer time, it is then considered a depression. There is no specific cause of recession, ...
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Courage in Unwanted Circumstances

“That branded me as a mutineer,” Navy Sailor, Joe Small later reflected on his experience at Port Chicago Naval Base, located in California. The occurrences that labeled him a mutineer, involved 49 other Navy sailors who also had the bravery to speak up for their beliefs. These 50 sailors, in the nonfiction text, The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin, portrayed the trait of ...
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Reverse Globalization in ‘Taekwondo’

The word ‘globalisation’ and its definition have been discussed and researched by many different theorists globally. There have been attempts to derive a clear-cut definition of the topic, but there is still not universally agreed understanding of it. Giddens (1999) argues that we should consider the aspects of politics technology, culture and communication as well as economi...
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Pride, Prejudice, and Status

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a novel set during a time of transition in society about characters of different social classes; Austen’s characters Darcy, Bingley, Elizabeth, and Lady Catherine either follow or go against the society and what England expects of women and men of that time. Fitzwilliam Darcy is from old money and a family with aristocratic ties. He star...
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Biodiversity: More Important Than You Think

When you look outside the window what do you see? Maybe a street, a few buildings, and some trees? What if you looked out the window and saw large amounts of wildlife, crops, and running water? That vision of looking outside and seeing so much biodiversity has turned into just another dream. Why? Because of the loss of biodiversity, which is the measure of the variety organi...
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The Hunt for Aliens

For decades, science fiction authors and movie directors have tried to capture the idea of aliens. These individuals such as H.G. Wells and James Cameron have depicted aliens as having varying forms. Some of which have a quite humanoid shape, with four limbs and a head, while others have completely other-worldly and exotic forms, all of which are too outrageous to describe. D...
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The Scarlet Letter Essay

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne has many different characters that have each committed a sin. Each character’s sin has caused them to change throughout the novel. One character, Dimmesdale, changes significantly throughout each scaffold scene. Sinners are expected to bare the punishment of humiliation by standing upon the scaffold for the townspeople to ridicu...
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Rhetorical Devices in Bill Clinton’s Speech at the Democratic Convention

A rhetorical device is a type of language that is used by a speaker or a writer, and is intended to have a persuasive effect on an audience. However, it is mostly expected to persuade the audience to look on a particular topic from a different perspective. At the Democratic Convention in 2012, the former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, uses various rh...
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