Benjamin Thompson

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  • Observation On The Cause And Cure Of Sq Chimneys

    recently in our history recognized the benefit of removing smoke from the home. There is little documentation on the history of chimneys and their function in the home. In western civilization there is record of chimneys being destroyed by an earthquake in 1347 (Butler, n.d.). Most homes had a centrally located hearth that was used for heat and cooking, which had a vent directly above it; While this did help smoke escape from the home, it wasn’t a chimney. Notice in Figure 1 that the top of the hearth is black from soot that constantly escapes into the room rather than being properly drafted up through the “chimney.” Figure 1: Medieval Hearth It wasn’t until the 1700’s that the chimney was considered a device worthy of improvement; Benjamin Franklin published “Observations on the Causes and Cure of Smoky Chimneys.” Franklin was responsible for the Pennsylvanian Fireplace and the Franklin Stove, two chimney stoves that were well adopted before the American Revolution. At this point in history caloric theory reigned as the dominant understanding of heat transfer. Caloric theory suggests that heat is a…

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  • Symbolism And Symbolism In Everyday Use By Alice Walker

    Symbolism in the works of literature refers to the use of objects, people, animals, and situations that have other meaning than the literal one used in the story. It creates a certain emotion or mood in the story making the reader understand it better. Symbolism is widely applied in the story Everyday Use by Alice Walker. This paper will explore symbolism in the story Everyday Use which includes the house, quilt, yard and characteristics of some characters. One of the prominent symbols in the…

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  • Dame Jodi Dench Character Analysis

    Dr. Q Honors English 17/3/23 The Fundamental Actress of The Importance of Being Earnest- Dame Judi Dench “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a British comedy written by Oscar Wilde, which was transposed into a movie by the director Oliver Parker in 2002. Lady Augusta Bracknell is a dominant character which has a profound impact in both play and movie; her role is essential. She symbolizes the stereotypical upper-class woman during the Victorian Age. She is the tool through which Oscar…

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  • Five Contexts Of Communication Analysis

    Within the realm of communication there are five contexts of communication which we utilize regularly to effectively relay the messages we intend for others to receive. These five contexts are referred to in Business Communication for Success (2012) as intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, public and mass communication. As each context is examined we will explore examples of each one as they present themselves in everyday life in addition to the appeal of intrapersonal communication and the not…

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  • Comparison Of Branagh's And Much Ado About Nothing

    Though they adapt the same source material, through the skillful use of setting and cinematography, the openings of Joss Whedon’s and Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing present vastly different moods. Both contain sequences not featured in the text that add to their vision of Shakespeare’s original work - a triumphant and frenzied entrance in a bucolic setting for one, and an intimate abandonment in the other. Branagh’s production is a show, choosing to downplay the darker aspects of the…

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  • Analysis Of Matthew Hoffman's You Are Beautiful

    “You are beautiful”. Matthew Hoffman’s piece titled “you are beautiful”. This piece is an biennial panel. Installed at the Elmhurst art museum Illinois. March 2015. “You are beautiful” falls under contemporary art.”You are beautiful” provides people with an opportunity to reflect on our society and the issues that we are going through on a day to day basis.People can relate to this piece.”You are beautiful” is more than just three words.”You are beautiful” is hung at the entrance of the museum…

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  • Sterotypes And Stereotypes Of A Boy Scout

    Ask anyone to describe a Boy Scout and they will probably tell you that Boy Scouts are socially awkward kids who play with knifes, fire and guns. Stereotypes are oversimplifications about groups or individuals. What makes up a stereotype is that a bit of truth is blown completely out of proportion. When stereotyping, society will see a small section of a group, and assume that the entire group fits within what has been observed. There are many different stereotypes regarding members of the Boy…

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  • Gaian Culture Analysis

    William Thompson has interesting views about the unconscious, conscious, and how evolution will play out. The article discusses how he created an American culture similar to Watergate called Lindisfarne Association. Furthermore, it was established in the golden age of Celtic Christianity and many other religions, which once provided it with a religious base. Lindisfarne gave him inspiration to create a unique education known as “planetary culture”. Considering that, this culture was surfacing in…

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  • Hunter Thompson Biography

    Hunter Thompson isn’t an ordinary writer but an exceptional author at that, his work is pure, intriguing and wild. Thompson’s life journey reflected on his work as a journalist and author which revolved around alcohol, drugs and firearms. Thompson was born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in a middle class family, Thompson then has a troubled childhood once his father had died and left his family in poverty. He never got to finish high school because he was incarcerated two months for abetting…

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  • Analysis Of Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas By Hunter S. Thompson

    In 1971, author Hunter S. Thompson published his book “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” Not only was Thompson the author of this book, it was actually based on a real-life experience he took with his attorney, Oscar Zeta Acosta. Even though it was originally an assignment by Sports Illustrated to write a 250-word photograph caption on the Mint 400 motorcycle race held in Las Vegas, he ended up turning in 2,500 words, which eventually turned into the 1972 book, which first appeared in the 1971…

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