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    Edward Burnett Tylor was born into a wealthy liberal Quaker English home in 1832. Tylor 's family owned a successful London brass factory. Edward always had an interest in society and culture. In 1855 when Tylor was 23, he decided to move to Central America after being diagnosed with tuberculosis. This is where he sparked his interest in unfamiliar cultures. His studies of the peoples of Central America led him to publish, Anahuac: Or Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern (1861). Along his travels Tylor met Archaeologist Henry Christy, a fellow Quaker, who influenced him to pursue prehistoric studies and research primitive culture. This new research led to the publishing of his second book, Researches into the Early History of Mankind and the Development of Civilization (1865). After many more years of study and research Tylor would publish, Primitive Culture (1871), his most important book to be published. Primitive Culture (1871) would be a tremendous addition to the study of human civilization and would create an obsession over “Mr. Tylor’s science” (Pals 16), anthropology, the scientific study of mankind. Tylor was made Oxford University’s first reader and first professor in Anthropology. Many think of Tylor…

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    everything to create an interaction with viewers is unique. Attracting viewers’ attention is important in advertising, but to be an effective print ad, it is a must to win both their heart and their mind. That is why advertising nowadays is not restricted to promoting products, but also involves education and informing, and “Don’t text and Drive” print ad is a fantastic example of this form. Distracted driving, generally and texting while driving particularly is an epidemic in the U.S. This…

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    Jennifer Flores Professor, Isaac 31st October, 2016 Intro to Sociology 101 Theoretical Perspectives Ever since the 21st century reality television shows have become very popular among our society which has captivated our attention as it has influenced the way we live our life. As it’s unscripted and casted of ordinary people instead of casting well known celebrities as they’re lives are being documented by every move they make. According to sources many people believed that reality…

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    To be completely honest: I just find the idea of writing an honors thesis – a paper built off of and fashioned around months of exciting, extensive research – incredibly electrifying. It might be naïve of me, as I’ve yet to even write an academic paper that surpasses a length of fifteen pages, but I can’t help imagining how holding that finished thesis in your hands must be the most satisfying feeling, and the most thrilling feeling, well worth all of the effort – and all of the hours! – it took…

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    I remember growing up watching The Secret Garden (1993) over and over again falling in love with the magic that seemed to be there. Taking two miserably selfish children and seeing them transform into laughing loving children and a father finally coming home to his son touched my soul again and again. It would leave me in tears each time and still does today. This adaptation follows closely to the original story The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It only changed in a couple ways that…

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    Edward Abbey's Great American Desert Environmentalist and desert-lover, Edward Abbey in his essay “The Great American Desert” warns readers about the perilous dangers of the American deserts while simultaneously stirring curiosity about these fascinating ecosystems. He both invites and dissuades his readers from visiting the deserts of North America through the use of humor and sarcasm. In this essay, he is rhetorically successful in arguing that the open spaces of the undeveloped deserts…

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    Characters in novels are very much like real people. They experience real-life situations that help them grow and develop which become visible to readers through various literature characteristics. Themes, motifs and symbolism all show readers how certain characters find their “stronger sense of self”, playing hand and hand with character development throughout the storyline. The development and growing of characters is present and similar in all of the four novels; Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The…

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    The Significance of Thomas-Builds-The-Fire Sherman J. Alexie’s “This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” has multiple interconnecting themes and symbolic ideas throughout his story. Alexie’s story can be simplified as the death of a father changed his son’s life. However, it is more complex than that throughout the story. There are hidden connections all through Alexie’s work. One hidden connection is the character Thomas Builds-the-fire. Thomas is Victor’s childhood friend, and is the…

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    them to do such. Mary Lennox’s didn’t just loose her mother, she lost her father as well. Both of her parents died leaving her an orphan while Scout was raised by her single father. Granted Mary did have her mother for ten years but she was mostly raised by her maids and servants. In the novel, Mary is described as ugly, to the extent that a lot of her parent’s friends didn’t even know they had a daughter. Mary’s mother was embarrassed of how ugly her daughter was that she didn’t want to be…

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    Theories of Relativity tells the story of 16-year old Dylan Wallace whose reckless mother kicked him out in order to please her latest boyfriend, Dan. He is struggling to survive on the streets without taking the easy way out with drugs. Dylan settles outside two office towers and begs for money from passersby. This is where he meets Glen, a young employee at one of the office buildings. Another homeless teen named Jenna, works on the street across from him, in front of a church. She is an…

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