Bleeding Kansas

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  • Reflection Of The Community In Kansas City's Community

    social justice group, the American Friends Service Committee. During this time, I’ve learned so much about myself, as well as Kansas City’s youth. I’ve helped organize a city-wide high school poster art project and a poetry workshop of the same — giving students a platform to speak out on social issues. This consisted of conducting interactive lecture style classes in Kansas City metro schools such as Paseo, Wyandotte, Washington, Cristo Rey, De La Salle, and various youth organizations. I’ve…

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  • The Importance Of Time In Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

    On the shores of a Mediterranean island, one man finds himself naked, afraid, and drained of his strength. This hero, Odysseus, makes his way to the palace of the royal family ruling the island of Scheria with the help of the lovely princess Nausicaa and his protector, Athena. After winning the favor of the king and queen as a mysterious guest and stranger, the king urges him to tell of his life and Odysseus gives in. As Odysseus tells of his travels in a flashback, he recounts his time at sea…

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  • Why Is Memory Important In Real Life

    Real Life Situation: As part of my English Literature and Language Course, I’m analyzing a book by Gabriel Marquez, named Chronicle of a death foretold. The book is based on true events, and explores a local murder. In order recount the events and causation of the murder; Marquez interviews several eyewitnesses of the murder, each of which remembers the day very differently. Ranging from disagreements about the weather to the amount of times the victim was stabbed. This seemed absurd to me, as…

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  • The Theme Of Death In Macbeth

    One thing is guaranteed in life, death. Death, being the end of life, affects everyone and everything. Humans die of cancer, animals get killed for food, plants burn in the sun, even mountains turn to rubble as weather corrodes its faces away. Many people become obsessed with death, they fear it and let it rule their life. While others do the opposite, some people live everyday as if they will die on the next. Each person develops their own perception of death such as Truman Capote author of In…

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  • Murder In George Orwell's In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood recounts the story of the actual murder of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas. Taking place in 1959 the book tells of the murder of the Clutter family, Mr. and Mrs. Clutter and their two teenage kids, Kenyon and Nancy, we also get to see the events that lead the killers to commit the chilling murder. Living in Holcomb, Kansas, November of 1959, the family was brutally killed, with no apparent motive, by Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. The family was discovered bound and shot to…

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  • Examples Of Juxtaposition In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, we learn about the horrific murder of the Herbert Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas. Capote uses a lot of detail to help illustrate the insanity of the murderers and the effect the murder had on the small farming community. The suspense that is a result of minimal facts and descriptive settings was an elaborate stylistic technique that gave effective results throughout the book. Capote writing the story in more than one perspective allows Capote to not have a bias…

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  • The Lack Of Crime In Capot Capote's In Cold Blood

    In a two to four sentences, the book In Cold Blood was a non-fiction true event of the murder of the Clutter family. It took place in Holcomb, Kansas in 1955 by ex-convicts Perry Edward Smith and Richard Eugene Hickock. The crime took place in the home of the Clutter in expectation to find a safe filled with cash but end up only with forty dollars in cash, a radio, and binoculars. Perry and Richard, (also known as Dick) were displeased and kill the entire family and flee the city. While on the…

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  • Examples Of Morality In In Cold Blood

    When you can tell the difference between good and bad, it shows morality. When you can differentiate between principled behavior and nefarious behavior you have, by definition, values and ethics; but having morals is more than just knowing the difference between right or wrong, it is showing compassion for other people and animals, feeling guilt when you know you have done something wrong, and taking personal responsibility for your actions. Perry shows all of these characteristics, whereas…

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  • The Acts Of Violence In Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

    At one point or another in anyone’s childhood, they have been reprimanded for some violent action and lectured on how violence is never the answer. Despite all the violence and aggression present in today’s society, this ideology still rings true. It has been proven time and time again that a nonviolent act can gain just as much attention and success as an act of violence. One well known instance of this was Henry David Thoreau 's stance against the Mexican-American War which inspired his essay…

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  • Blue Valley Multi Service Center Case Study

    For the purpose of this assignment, I chose Blue Valley Multi Service Center which is located here in Overland Park, KS. Overland Park is about 40 minutes southwest of Downtown Kansas City. It is part of Johnson County which is a fairly large county. The county itself is drastically different from the KC Metro area because it is known to be a very affluent area, especially the south half of Johnson county. Overland Park itself is one of the highest priced living areas. I chose this location one…

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