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“The best and worst beautiful things can not be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart,” declared Helen Keller (Keller). It started in the Christmas of the Third Grade. I received my first Xbox360 and a copy of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2?.Like Helen I overcame being a bad C.o.D player. Helen’s family hired Annie Sullivan to try to teach Helen. Annie succes...
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What Lies Within Undiscovered Pages

As I turn through any textbook, I see many bare facts on paper, but what hides beyond the numbers and lines is the mysterious past of people affected by it. The Jewish Holocaust is one of those pages. Undiscovered by many, the maundering voices of millions of victims unheard. During the Holocaust, Nazis killed of innocent citizens for only one reason. A difference of religion...
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The Three Strikes of Competition

Competition is a huge part of my life. Anyone who knows me well enough knows that. This quote by Derek Jeter describes me on a daily basis: “You race down the street, I want to beat you. If we play checkers, I want to win. I could be playing my grandmother, and I want to win. I have a competition problem.” Ever since I was young, I was never satisfied with a loss. As soon ...
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No Moon, No Humans

Many people believe that the Sun is the single most important factor to life on Earth but, the Moon is just as vital. Humans couldn’t live on Earth if the Moon didn’t exist. The Moon is just as significant as the Sun. The Sun is important because it heats the Earth up, keeps Earth in a revolution, and much more. The Moon has just as many effects on the Earth as the Sun....
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Open Disclosure: The Truth Revealed

It’s pretty obvious how forgiving our fellow humans are. More likely than not, most of us have heard inspiring true stories of forgiveness under extreme circumstances– like absolving mass genocide. Of course, we think pardoning murder may be a large feat, but the deed that is truly an achievement is the act of apology. Most of us find it extremely difficult to make an apology...
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Nanking Massacre in Depth

Summary of Evidence In the 1930’s, Japanese occupation in China resulted in various war crimes and atrocities, along with clouded politics and denial. This denial and rejection of history led to censorship and the “blackening” of textbooks all throughout Japan, “On December 31, 1945, SCAP prohibited the teaching of ethics, national history, and geography altogether.” This ef...
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Dedicate to Educate

Fredrick Douglas strongly valued perseverance and breaking out of boundaries set by society. He did not believe he was born to be just a slave but in fact, so much more than that. Through sheer hard work and determination, he proved the world wrong and became a well knownauthor. Like Douglas, I believe that society does not have the right to define your ultimate worth and po...
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Imprisoned Bird Explores Oppresion

Punishment has existed in human civilization for centuries, frequently, its purpose is criminal justice. A form of punishment, believed to be a solution to crime, is imprisonment. Throughout most of human history this has been defined as someone being contained in an area that they cannot get out of and their freedom is greatly reduced. Although severe, this has potential fo...
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Case Study Examples

After reading Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor I was perturbed by how much I was missing from stories, movies, and other entertainment. Following Foster’s three main principles I have only the basics of what Foster describes in his book and remnants of past plots, patterns, and symbols that I could call my literary memory. With symbols I’m just assuming whatev...
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remorseful

Poe Has anybody ever done something bad and at the end felt remorseful? In the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Alan Poe a man kills an old man because his eye is creepy. The man hid the dead body underneath the floor. The cops come and the man becomes crazy. He tells the cops where he hid the body. Guilt made him feel badly about a horrible decision he did. Here...
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