Humanities

A Literary Issue

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Subject: Humanities

Word count: 2225

Citation Style: MLA

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  1. Introduction
  2. Definition of Plagiarism
  3. How to prevent plagiarism
  4. Why do students plagiarize?
  5. Deeper issues of plagiarism
  6. Cultural perspective on plagiarism
  7. Is Plagiarism a serious crime?
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Rhetorical Analysis of The Argument Culture: Moving from Debate to Dialogue by Deborah Tannen

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Subject: Humanities

Word count: 829

Citation Style: MLA

Outline

  • Introduction
  • Literary techniques used
  • Conclusion
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Character Development

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Subject: Humanities

Word count: 633

Citation Style: MLA

Character Development

Most writers rely upon the crucial point, which the stories they create reach, in order to develop fully some characters. Through relating the interaction of characters with others, their dialogues and actions, the readers get a clear picture of their true nature. Without it, there is no other way the author can bring to life his/her characters. In his short story Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri reveals the character of Mr. Kapasi, the driver who also acts as a tour guide for the Das family, more through his interaction with Mrs. Das than with any other character. The paper, therefore, examines the manner in which Lahiri represents the character of Mr. Kapasi based on his relationships with Mrs. Das.

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Allegory

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Subject: Humanities

Word count: 562

Citation Style: MLA

Introduction

The story Disgrace by Coetzee is full of imageries including allegories, which describe a period that marked South Africa’s transition from apartheid. There was no confidence in the police and law because everything was restructuring. Criminals got away with their mischievous ways, especially against the white settlers as power had shifted from the Whites to the Blacks. The author features Lurie and his daughter Lucy who are ready to stay in South Africa and protect whatever they have left, amid violence and injustice on them. The novel is a clear and concise representation of the post apartheid reactions and transitions in South Africa. The novel shows an allegoric representation of a shift in political power from the Whites to the Blacks. This paper seeks to examine the use of allegory throughout the novel (“Disgrace Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory”).

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Freakonomics the Movie

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Subject: Humanities

Word count: 573

Citation Style: MLA

Freakonomics, a movie released on December 3, 2010, originates from the book with a similar name. The directors of the movie are Heidi Ewing and Alex Gibney, among others. Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, the authors of the book Freakonomics, discuss social issues like abortion, parenting, and the impacts they have on the life of an individual. Similarly, the main themes of the film, which are both socially and economically oriented, include sexuality, drugs, power/money, and crime. Although the themes, characters, literary elements, and presentation of the film correspond perfectly with the novel, there are some peculiarities that help a watcher grasp a better understanding of the issues described.

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Evidence-Based Model and Solving Problems with School Funding

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Subject: Humanities

Word count: 1153

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The epic with the Ohio school funding system has been lasting about 20 years. At first, to make the Ohio school funding system constitutional, the cost-based model was offered: it implied calculating an average per-pupil amount and providing schools with corresponding funding (Endicott). Thus, funding was supposed to be equal to spending. After the Court decided that the funding system remained unconstitutional, Governor Ted Strickland offered a new, evidence-based model. It provided a new approach to school funding, which is actively criticized nowadays, though.

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Twenty years is quite a long period when one is able to get used to anything. We could accept the situation and be idle if only its potential consequences were not so destructive. Politicians can ignore, discuss or argue about the school funding system within 20 years time, but a child cannot wait for so long: he/she needs this time to turn into an educated and successful person, citizen and professional. Until we have not faced the terrible reality when the high quality of education in Columbus becomes an unachievable miracle, the resolute and effective measures should be taken. The evidence-based scheme of school funding in Ohio offered by Strickland is a successful strategy of improving the current situation; it should be supported and developed on the tactical level.

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Response To The Lecture

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Subject: Humanities

Word count: 959

Citation Style: MLA

The main topic of the lecture is the definition and all the aspects of personality as of the complex concept. The first part of the lecture and its purpose were dedicated to different concepts of personality and their description. I found out that we all have our individual differences and behave differently in similar situations. The first thing that came to my mind in this case was my reaction to people’s rudeness: when people swear, I never say them a word, because I think it is their own business, but my mother always reprimands. It is the same situation, but we respond differently. Moreover, our behavior is predictable and we have a sense of continuity.

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According to the lecture, there are different kinds of strong personalities. Their impact can be positive or negative. The example of Pope John Paul II Wojtyła and Hitler as the opposite personalities was a bright explanation. I analyzed myself in this case and came to conclusion that I have more positive impact on people than negative. It shows up in the fact that I have many friends who gave up smoking after I persuaded them in its bad influence on their health.

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The Civil War. The Letters From the Soldiers

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Subject: Humanities

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The Civil War of America lasted between the years 1861-1865. One of the causes of the war was Abraham Lincoln's decision to abolish slavery in America, in particular, in the South (Mcpherson 90). The essay under consideration represents the analysis of the soldiers' letters within the larger sequence of historical events.

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Before America joined the ""Civil War"" the South was very different from the North in many aspects. The South had huge plantations which were owned by affluent landowners. They cultivated cotton in their fields (Mcpherson 270). The South used slaves to work in the cotton fields to be a success in economics. That was something that the Northerners, who used factory workers, were against. They were low-paid, working under dreadful conditions, often worse than those of the slaves in the South (Eicher 20).

When the war sparked off, the families were tortured by the warfare and any letter served as a connection between the soldiers and their families. When one did not receive any news or letters for a long time, they believed that a son, a father or a husband was dead (Eicher 55).

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The Last Leaf by O. Henry

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Subject: Humanities

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I have read several short stories but none inspired me as The Last Leaf by O. Henry did. One of the most well-known works of his, this one will always stay in people's hearts like only a true masterpiece can. Henry dedicated most of his time and energy to literature. His experience and creativity helped him to write more than six hundred stories. Judging by the way the short story handles the themes, plot and literary tools, The Last Leaf is a literary masterpiece. While I was reading the short story, I found the use of dialogue very interesting, although it was a bit challenging at first.

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The setting of the short story is Greenwich Village in New York. The story surrounds three characters; Sue, Johnsy and Behrman. Johnsy suffered from pneumonia during one autumn. This worries her so much since pneumonia had killed many people in her village. In her despair, Johnsy believes that by using the ivy leaves that grew outside her window, she will soon recover. Sue offers Johnsy consolation as her only form of assistance. As the season progressed, the ivy leaves withered and dropped one after the other. Johnsy was worried that she might lose her life since all her hope of living depended on them. In the verge of despair, Behrman, an old artist, painted an ivy leaf on Johnsy’s door with the aim of restoring her hope of recovering. Unfortunately, while painting the leaf in the cold, Behrman suffers from pneumonia and dies. Sue and Johnsy learn about his death from a doctor but do not understand what he was doing in the cold. The painted leaf gives Johnsy a will to live not knowing that it was just a painting but not a real ivy leaf.

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The US Subprime Mortgage Crisis. Conclusion

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Subject: Humanities

Word count: 272

Citation Style: Harvard

The US subprime mortgage has not only had an affect in the USA but also has spread across the globe. Thus, the direct risk exposure has spread well beyond the USA to Asian and European market. It has become essential to adapt a dynamic risk management tool to contain credit risk from a global viewpoint. Since April 2007, global risks have amplified and underlying scenarios have deteriorated. Economy will experience instability as economic parameters trend towards more sustainable levels linked with the economic recovery. Global solutions are needed for setting right the global nature of the crisis identified in the US financial system.

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In emerging economies, mortgage securities can perform in a number of valuable functions. Efforts have been initiated to develop mortgage securities to obtain long-run residential funding.

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