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    As a man’s marriage begins to deteriorate, an overhanging object in the sky slowly starts to descend onto the their town. In Kevin Brockmeier’s The Ceiling, this black ceiling in the sky is symbolic of the protagonist’s failing marriage with his wife. A prevalent theme that surrounds the text is the idea of love, or lack of it, which leads to separation or feelings of detachment. This struggle evokes the feeling of loneliness and a total neglect towards the narrator’s surrounding world. The conflict arises when the wife, Melissa, begins to become distant and notes differences between her and her spouse. Her actions signify remorse or a change of attitudes towards her past decisions. However, their son, Joshua, acts as the glue of the family, so the couple never actually fully addresses their issues. An important theme surrounding The Ceiling, is the evolution of love as two people grow apart. As a result, an individual becomes so fixated on the conflict that he is distracted away from the things that matter around him. To illustrate, the story begins at the narrator son’s birthday party. It is on that day that the story’s main theme starts to develop, first, there is an odd, small opening in the sky and second there is something wrong with his wife. Both of these ideas develop throughout the story and appear to become interconnected and more serious as time goes on. The ceiling gradually descends as the narrator’s relationship with his wife worsens. For instance, after he…

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    (Nico's POV) I was scared, scared I was going to lose another sister. Will, Jason and Percy swam down to grab her. When they reached her I sensed a death. It was a powerful death, it must've been hers. I force myself to sink to the seabed and shadow travel to Camp Jupiter. I need to tell Hazel, I had to tell her she even existed still. (Hazel's POV) I had just finished cleaning the Pluto temple when Nico shadow…

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    create a leadership style by combining multiple qualtiites. Becoming an effective leader can be a found in many combinations of vision, ability, enthusiasm, stability, concern for others, self-confidence, persistence, vitality, charisma, and intergrity (Manning & Curtis, 2015). The top three qualities that were considered most important in nursing leadership as resulted from “A survery of Current Valued Academic Leadership Qualities in Nursing” were noted to be integrity, clarity in…

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    According to the National Park Service, the Jefferson Memorial was built by architect John Russell Pope, who drew inspiration for the Neoclassical building from the historically-renowned Roman Pantheon (National Park Service Paragraph 2). John Russell Pope later died, and so architects Daniel P. Higgins and Otto R. Eggers took over the project (National Park Service Paragraph 1). The resemblance between the Jefferson Memorial and the Roman Pantheon is quite striking, and yet the overall design…

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    Carnegie Library Analysis

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    inaccessible to most commoners- somewhat similar to the library, given the comparatively lower literacy rates of the 1900s. Although the columns are initially imposing, the warm wooden barrel vault that houses the front entrance appears welcoming, with its concavity pulling the viewer’s eye to the front door. While the door’s detailing remains Classical, it draws primarily on Roman traditions rather than Grecian. The barrel vault was a Roman invention, and the recessed panels that form it were…

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    to make America great again, or is it? She, along with her family fortune have poured almost a million and a half dollars into legislator's campaign coffers to realize her dream of charter schools. Now that Michigan has charter schools, like Minnesota and its charter school system, there are a lot of charter schools that are below about par in graduation/ test scores, just like public schools. In Michigan’s charter school system, there is an abundance of charter schools that are under preforming…

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    Pantheon Research Paper

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    The sunlight through the nine-meter-diameter oculus often projects itself on the wall and moves along the coffers as the sun moves across the sky. The Pantheon thus functions like a sundial, reflecting the movement of the heave (Cohen). The rotunda also contains many statues of gods, symbolizing how earthly sphere meets heavenly sphere in such a divine place (Steven, Zucker). There are also 140 coffers on the dome (Moore). These coffers not only help relieve the immense weight of the dome, but…

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    Antony's use of the three forms of persuasion was more effective than Brutus's. Antony's use of ethos, pathos, and logos is able to convince the people that he is correct. Brutus manages to convince people shortly in his speech that he is right, but in the end Antony wins. In the beginning of Brutus's speech he states "Believe me for mine honor, and have respect to mine honor that you may believe."(III:14-15). He hopes the people will think he is more trustworthy using ethos. Antony also uses…

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    Roman Trade System Essay

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    feed her armies and finances her ambitions (Morey, 1901). Concerning the collection of taxes, instead of assigning officials from Rome, Rome assigned local brokers known as publicani the duty of collecting taxes from the local populace (Morey, 1901). These publicani were periodically responsible for supplying an assigned amount of taxes to Rome and could keep what remained from what they had collected from the local populace after they had paid their dues (Morey, 1901). Unfortunately, this…

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    colors become more dull and colorless, is called aerial perspective and was used by renaissance artists to create the illusion of depth in landscape scenes. As far as the composition is concerned, Christ is in center among the apostles, and his body forms a triangle-like shape which is not overlapped by any apostles. There are four sets of three apostles at the table beside Christ, and these numbers may have been important for Leonardo for symbolic reasons (for example, there are four Gospels in…

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