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    Causes Of The Alamo

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    of the revolutionaries. The battle of the Alamo was an 1836 attack on the Alamo mission in San Antonio. Mexican forces during the Texas revolution greatly outnumbered the Texans at this battle. James Bowie was a United States pioneer and hero of the Texas revolt against Mexico; he was in charge of militia; second to enter Alamo. He fell sick on February 24th and at that point William Travis took over command. William Travis was a twenty six year old lawyer from Alabama, a colonel who led the army of Tejanos and American volunteers. He sent cannonball over when currier came from Santa Anna. He wrote a “Victory or Death,” letter on February 24, 1836. The letter expressed that no matter what that he was not going to surrender and was not going to accept defeat. The Alamo stood for Texas and was going to fight for Texas independence. He was asking for aid from the government so that they could come and help, they were watching Santa Anna’s army put itself together but he did not know how much longer they would be able to withstand not having the necessary supplies and ammunition to fight back without some sort of help. He also wrote a report and appeal for aid where he continues to express how limited he is in resources and how fruitful the enemy is in resources and still expecting more. They are trying to keep good spirits at the camp but it is getting difficult. In Jose Enrique De La Pena, “The Fall of the Alamo,” March 6, 1836 it was stated that many thought that Travis would…

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    Liz Hale points out that in the male-dominated society, one could expect that trobairitz work would include the adoration of man; rather, it is the complete opposite and they are anything but submissive to men. (Fifes) One trobairitz who does this is Lady Castelloza who shows no fear of criticizing the actions of a man and acknowledging her own worth: “I’m angry if you refuse me any joy, and if you let me die you’ll commit a sin. I’ll be in torment, and you’ll be vilely blamed.” (source) Another…

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    Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury centers around the dystopian society in a nearing future. It follow Guy Montag and his interaction with the world around him, mainly the various people he encounters on daily basis. Each character lies somewhere on the scale of ignorance or knowledge, some lay more towards ignorance, or on knowledge and a few in the middle. Montag lies in the middle and hinders on each side depending who he meets. Characters like Clarisse, Faber, the old women lean him more towards…

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    Essay On Norm Violation

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    I chose to participate in Living Experiment Option three which required me to commit a norm violation. I decided to choose the 4th norm violation which required me to walk into a crowded grocery store and jump up and down while waiting in a checkout line. I decided to walk into Millers, The local gas station on campus and I grabbed a pack of gum and stepped in line to pay for it. Once I was in line I preceded to jump up and down in place until I got to the front of the line. I began jumping…

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    Society is founded on one principle and one principle only: beauty. By age twelve, I adapted society’s principle as my own. I admired the beautiful actresses with the flawless skin, shiny hair, and thin body. I wanted that for myself and began to straighten and curl my hair at the age of twelve. At thirteen, I wanted more. I begged my mom for contacts, because everyone knows that the girl with glasses are not beautiful—well at least in makeover movies. I then begged her to allow me to get my…

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    Violation of a social rule or norm is defined as deviance. You can be deviant in a positive as well as a negative way. I went to the Wintergreen Ski Resort up in Nelson County to try out skiing for a day. While I was up there I observed the individuals who were present to see what the social norms were and what would be considered as deviant. Some individuals violated the social norms, while others didn’t violate them at all. On January 28th around 4 A.M., I met up with everybody who was going…

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    Initiation Essay In “Initiation”, Plath creates the theme, a person does not need to follow the social norms to be accepted into society, through the utilization of foreshadowing, symbolism, and conflict to elucidate the importance of being an individual and not collapsing under the pressure of society’s set standards. In “Initiation”, Plath creates the theme; person does not need to follow the social norms to be accepted into society, through the utilization of foreshadowing to elucidate the…

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    In such a male dominated society, women are often governed by such dictatorship, confined to certain expectation set by male standards. This can be seen in Emily Dickinson poem, “They shut me up in Prose,” where she introduces us to a world of inequality and uncertainty. Inequality in how it silences opposing views of the social norm, the voiceless stays voiceless. Uncertainty in how if things will ever change. Which is expressed in her other poem “I dwell in Possibility,” where the present and…

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    Foer disregards the standard definition of what it is to write a novel. By incorporating images and writing not just in-between but outside the lines, Foer strays from the standard conventions of novel writing, yet by doing so he is able to more effectively capture and communicate his story. Early on, Foer clearly and effectively cues the reader to the importance communication will play in the novel through the mutism of Oskar’s grandfather, Thomas. We are first introduced to him through one…

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    denying being homosexual. Ennis says, “I’m not no queer,” and Jack follows with, “me neither” (Proulx, 15). Ennis’s unconscious use of double negative sells him out, indicating that he is lying to both Jack and himself that he is not homosexual. His behavior of lying could be supported by C. A. Thurston’s EBook I Can Tell You Are Lying: Your Body Language Speaks the Truth: “When a person uses a double negative as a denier they are trying to avoid lying and convince their selves that they have…

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