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  • How Can Music Affect Your Life

    Albert Einstein once said, "Life without playing music is inconceivable... I get most joy in life out of music." Music has been known to bring people joy, but can it bring people success? Music had been a constant in today’s society, whether it be through a computer, mp3, phone, or on the radio. Music is heard all throughout the world, and what is not known about it, is that it can enhance ones athletic ability. Music impacts athletic preparation and performance in five ways: dissociation,…

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  • Cuban Team Reflection

    Chemistry Olympiads: (Awards). (Done) While in Cuba, back in high school, I had participated three times in the National Chemistry Olympiad. I did so after having been selected each year from the gold medal winners of my province (similar to a State in the US). In the 10th grade, I won a silver medal in the National Chemistry Olympiad, in the 11th a gold and in the 12th a bronze. As a result of winning gold in 11th grade, I received the opportunity to be part of the Cuban pre-selection team on…

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  • Teacher's Diary Analysis

    Teacher’s Diary is a 2014 Thai film that was directed by Nithiwat Thanathorn. The story revolves around two teachers who were assigned at the same rural school but a year apart. The school was floating at the middle of the lake, away from the city and conveniences. The first teacher, teacher Ann was reprimanded by the school principal for having a tattoo at one of her hands. Her refusal of removing the tattoo leads to her being transferred to the floating school. The second teacher, Teacher Song…

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  • Advantages Of Sameness In The Giver

    Have you ever imagined a perfect community with Sameness? In the science fiction novel, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Jonas lives in a community where everyone is the same, they use Sameness. It is a controlled community where everyone has fewer choices to make and the community chooses for them. Having Sameness is more of a disadvantage than because no one would have the freedom of choice and life is going to be dull for them. When everything is the same within the community, Sameness is more of a…

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  • Theme Of The Giver

    Imagine a place where no one has blood related family members, everyone is assured a long, safe, and peaceful life, and everyone’s futures were decided by council members. In other words, that is “the community” in which the story of The Giver written by Lois Lowry takes place. In this novel, lessons and morals concerning the real world are expressed along with the three main themes of the story -- compromise, the power of knowledge, and perspective -- through a story about a boy, in a very…

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  • Argumentative Essay On The Giver

    Have you ever wanted to live in a world the could be considered “perfect” or made up your own little world in you head in which everyone is the same, hunger is never an issue, equality exists, no crimes, or conflicts, and best of all, no bad memories? In Lois Lowry's book, The Giver, Jonas and his family, along with the rest of their community, they live in a utopia like society where everyone has the same rules, there are no important choices they have to make, there’s no war, pain or conflict,…

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  • The Giver: Lois Lowry's Life

    “We relinquished color when we relinquished sunshine and did away with differences and did away with differences.” He thought for a moment. “We gained control of many things, but we had to let go of others.” This was written in the novel, The Giver, by Lois Lowry. Just one of few Newberry Award winning books she wrote. Lois Lowry had a wonderful childhood, with a lot of moving, that influence here writing. Her books also have a unique style that was also was also influenced by her past. All the…

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  • Book Report Of Holes By Louis Sachar

    In the book holes, by Louis Sachar, Stanley Yelnats and his family are curse with bad because his great-great-grandfather and is sent to camp green lake for punishment, for a crime that he did not do. At this camp Stanley is forced to dig holes in the hot sun. Moving along in the story Stanley gets to know the other boys at the camp but he becomes great friends with one in particular. They become very close and they both run away from the camp. After they run away the set out to what they call…

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  • Dystopian Overmedication In Lois Lowry's The Giver

    In a society that appears to be the perfect utopia, would questions as to how it got that way be forbidden; or would mankind be so shielded that they would not see their past as a disputable matter? In “The Giver” (1993), the community that it is set in seems to be this ideal world. There is no crime, no pain, no hate or love. Jonas is a unique Eleven, feeling apprehensive about the Ceremony of Twelves (in which he would be assigned a job that he would do without question, for the duration of…

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  • The Giver Sameness Essay

    Sameness is bad Imagine a world where everyone is the same there is no holidays or change of season. Just simply everything is the same. The Giver is a dystopian novel written by Lois Lowry, everyone is the same except the protagonist (Jonas). He can see colors and everyone else can’t, there is also Gabe and the Giver they all have the same color of eyes. Jonas, Gabriel, and the Giver are unique. They all have the same houses practically everything is the same. If sameness was brought into…

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