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    relation with being addicted to a substance of some kind like alcohol or drugs. However, now being the term addiction does not limit to only those substances. One can be addicted to goods such as phones. Not only that, one can be addicted to a physical activity such as shopping or exercising. The addiction can be seen as normal when it is part of one’s ‘lifestyle’. This causes consumers to make decisions based on their addictions. It can even cause people to behave differently. There are numerous cases where people’s lives changed for worse due to a video game addiction, such as the split up of a relationship due to the addicted one ignoring the other. Surely, there is not a problem with exercising, shopping or playing video games? Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick proposes that due to the substance or activity no longer being identified as the problem (for example exercise or food), it could be the relation consumers have with the substance or the activity in a modern society to be the danger. (Lury book) Identity can be referred as how people define themselves, whether it be individually or in groups. The meaning of the word identity has differed as compared to years ago. Identities can be a way where you describe yourself and years ago, one might even bring up their occupation as a means of describing themselves, along with their sex or age. However, it is different now such that one’s profession is not as important nowadays. People now express their identities through their…

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    everyday to keep them healthy. For example, At the Los Angeles Zoo, the keepers take their Asian elephant on a 1.5-to 2-mile walk around the park every day. A zoo in Oregon says that they have eliminated elephant deaths or euthanizations (putting an animal down) caused by foot infections from not getting the proper amount of exercise (Bioscience 710). Some zoos, nevertheless, are expanding their elephant programs instead of demolishing them. Since elephants are a main attraction, these…

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    “Lyddie” is a novel written by Katherine Paterson in 1991. The novel is a fictional story with situations that are based on the real life events that happened in American factory jobs in the 1800s. In the story, ten year old Lyddie and her younger brother Charlie are children who lived on a farm with their mother and father, however, Lyddie and Charlie are sent out to be hired as servants to pay for the family farm’s debts. Lyddie, being the strong willed and determined girl she is, desires to…

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    Dennis Lynn Rader was a serial killer born on March 9th, 1945 in Pittsburg, Arkansas (see figure one.) He was the oldest of three other brothers born to William and Dorothea Rader. At a young age Rader’s parents moved the family to Wichita, Arkansas. Growing up Dennis Rader was a normal child. He was surprisingly involved with organizations such as the boys scout club and church activities. According to interviews Rader admitted he had thoughts of strangulation as a young child, it is known…

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    Once again, Salinger wasn’t oblivious to the meanings behind each character’s name. In fact, symbolism plays a part in the character Sybil Carpenter. “Sybil, bright with innocence but already tarnishing, symbolizes for Seymour the human condition: like the sibyls of old, she is the unconscious oracle through whom the prophecy is revealed, the instrument of truth” (Lane). A sibyl is defined as “a woman in ancient times supposed to utter the oracles and prophecies of a god” (“sibyl”). It is…

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    K-Rad is the stage name of a friend of mine who writes, records and performs original hip-hop music. While they are one of my friends, the rapper K-Rad has always interested me. K-Rad, in my opinion, is a piece of who my friend is. K-Rad obviously comes from something deeper down, something completely honest and straight forward. They are just a fraction of who my friend is, but that does not make them any less than my real friend. I decided I should interview my friend about K-Rad to learn more…

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    The BTK was a very good but sloppy serial killer and it’s only because the lack of modern forensic technology that he was able to kill so many people. He knew not to leave finger prints but left DNA at almost every crime scene. DNA testing in the 1980s was relatively new and took a large sample to create a DNA profile and unlike today where the tests can be done within a day, there weren’t as many crime labs that could process the DNA. The Crime Scene investigators had a lot of evidence to…

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    One of the most debated aspects of the text is whether or not Eve is a feminist character, and by extension whether or not Milton was a misogynist. The debates have risen over the years because of the way views of women have changed. The second wave of feminism in the 1970s heavily effected the way that Milton’s work was looked at and brought upon new interpretations of the poem. Sometimes the historical context in which Milton was writing is lost on critics and they read the text in terms of…

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    THOUGH IT SEEMS INTUITIVE TO ASSUME AN EITHER STRICTLY FEMINIST OR ANTI-FEMINIST READING WHEN CONSIDERING EVE, THIS BINARY SYSTEM DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT HOW BOTH READINGS IN FACT REINFORCE ONE ANOTHER Eve’s body is a particularly salient way in which her place in the gender hierarchy is solidified. This is established from the moment the characters are introduced in Book IV: Shee as a vail down to the slender waste Her unadorned golden tresses wore Disheveld, but in wanton ringlets wav 'd…

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    centuries old lovers. In the Film, Adam and Eve have lived apart for some time, however that all changed when Eve felt that Adam was unhappy. As a result, she decided to take a flight from Tangier to Detroit. Upon her arrival, Adam and Eve courtly greeted each other. In addition, before Adam and Eve’s reunion Adam had been living in the ruins of Detroit creating his favorite art, music. During his stay he’d developed a close friendship with a human named Ian. Ian its Adam’s go to guy when he…

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