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    When the warm weather hits like a punch in the gut, people flock to closest beach with enough food to feed an entire zoo. During the sunny day, beach goers participate in common activities such as picnics, feeding seagulls, and enjoying the refreshing feeling of the cold, salty water of the ocean against their sun kissed skin. However, at the end of the day, the beach is covered in crud that was left behind. David Barry finds situations like these infuriating. To empathise his hatred of littering, Barry wrote the short story “A Couple of Really Neat Guys”, which uses hyperbole and eccentric characters to convey that littering is wrong. In “A Couple of Really Neat Guys”, Barry uses hyperbole to describe “The Picnic People from Hell”. By using hyperbole, Barry empathises how much garbage is within parks, beaches, and other public locations. For instance, Barry explains that people in public places are “cranking out potato-chip bags and beer cans and sandwich wrappers and chicken bones and dirty diapers weighing more than the infant that generated them” (1). In reality, no person is turning a crank to a machine that disperses trash all over the ground; but by using hyperbole to describe the crud all over the ground does send a message to the readers. By using the hyperbole “cranking out”, Barry makes it seem like people are just throwing trash on the ground, which in some cases, is what happens. Barry also uses hyperbole when he says “[The Picnic People from Hell] have enough…

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    disturbing and dangerous to society. It is this back-and-forth reflection which Kesey uses to illuminate the stigmas associated with those individuals in our society who do not physically, socially, or psychologically fit the norm. How these individuals are often dehumanized to force conformity is played out by the directives of the Big Nurse and the institutional staff as they use any discerning technique in their arsenal to control those who do not wish to be transformed to their standards.…

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    Madness or Eccentric Behavior? The tragedy of Hamlet is one filled with superbly foolish situations. Riddled with misunderstandings all centering around the antic disposition, madness and sheer stupidity of its characters. It 's very important that we are able to differentiate between these states of mind. We need to be able to categorize each character into each field because it reveals and explains their actions pretty fantastically. So, it is imperative to ask ourselves, who are the mad ones…

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    Preliminary analyses revealed no significant differences between left- and right-averted gaze targets across eccentricities, and no significant effects of participant gender or stimulus gender on gaze discrimination were found. Mean RT data were computed using only correct responses. For each subject, RTs that were below 150 ms (0.1% of the total data) or exceeded 2.5 standard deviations (9.3% of the total data) from the mean of each gaze condition per eccentricity were discarded. All trials in…

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    Earth’s temperatures, causing cooling and warming cycles. The first of these orbits is called eccentricity. The Earth’s orbit is not perfectly round; it moves in a more elliptical pattern. The degree of the planet’s ellipse is known as eccentricity. During this orbit, there are three times when the earth is closest to the sun than any other time. When the earth is closest to the sun during this orbit is perihelion and furthest from the sun it is called aphelion (Nelson, 2012). Seasons on our…

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    Mill’s praise of eccentricity as a means of self-cultivation illuminates the philosopher’s unique view of discovering one’s self as a form of education. To break the chains of tradition and social authority and embrace one’s eccentricity seems, to Mill, to be a duty to both an individual and mankind. As Mill tersely claimed, “the despotism of custom everywhere is the standing hindrance to human advancement” (Mills, p.69). If an individual subscribes to Mill’s view on individuality, then they…

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    a style of book that is classified as utopian. And a utopia is by definition, a paradise. Now there is also a style of literature that is known as a dystopian story. Which is the opposite of a utopian story A dystopian story usually involves a society that looks like a utopia but is horrible on the inside. Normally these types of book entail someone breaking free and bringing down the dystopian society. This “hero is normally started on this path when the dystopian environment is too much for…

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    A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole, is a novel that describes the adventures of Ignatius J. Reilly, a peculiar young man who lives in 1960’s New Orleans. To please his overbearing mother, Ignatius embarks on a seemingly everlasting quest to find a suitable job that he can sustain. Throughout the story, Ignatius exhibits many different characteristics while getting himself into sticky situations. Although he is a character of many qualities, Ignatius’s two main qualities are gluttony…

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    circular orbit to another, larger one around a different mass. The most crucial part of this model is that it show’s that there must be a change in the velocity at the appropriate point in the orbit. In order to understand fully the mathematics behind this model, I had to first understand the role of the ellipse in orbital mechanics. From the diagram I made above, we can can see that the sum of distances and is equal to 2a. The eccentricity is the ratio of the distance between the foci (-c to…

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    The planet Earth orbits in such a way that it can cause an ice age. In order for this type of ice age to occur there would have to be many different things that must occur all at once. There is nothing the human civilization could possibly do about the orbit either to prevent the ice age. Milutin Milankovitch discovered the three orbital parameters that can cause an ice age if the conditions were all to align. Milankovitch’s three different orbital parameters include Earth’s eccentricity, axial…

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