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    It is dictated by social hierarchy, and standardized by stereotypes that often affect individuals negatively. However, negative forces are handled differently by every individual. The protagonists, Teddy from “The Fall of the City” and Rosaura from “The Stolen Party” are both literary examples of this claim, as their methods of dealing with social profiling contrasts from one another. When Teddy’s uncle sees his cardboard city, he criticizes Teddy and mocks him for his hobby. As a result, Teddy throws a fit and tears apart his creation, “crying by the time he finished tearing it to shreds” (Nowlan 3). Teddy is upset with abandoning his work of art, yet with society telling him what is ‘normal’, he resorts to destroying his cardboard town. On the contrary, Rosaura from “The Stolen Party” painfully discovers that her supposed best friend just saw her as the maid’s daughter. When Rosaura comes to this realisation, she behaves rather maturely and “instinctively [presses] herself against her mother's body. That was all” (Heker 6). Instead of losing her cool like…

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    Power of Context: Bernie Goetz and the Rise and Fall of New York City Crime,” Malcolm Gladwell presents a theory to help explain the time period when New York City was crime ridden, and also explains human behavior in his analysis. Gladwell argues that the physical environment of an individual plays a significant role in an individual’s behaviors and actions and that small features lead to a big change, or a…

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    Teena Brandon, in Lincoln Nebraska. He is a transgender male and none of his family or people from his home town understand. In the opening scene Brandon is going on a date. Things go very well and when he takes the girl home they kiss. Unfortunately, some guys find out and chase Brandon back to his cousin’s house shouting obscenities, threatening him, and calling him names like “fag” and “dike.” Brandon’s cousin gets upset with him because he isn’t a boy and wants him to just admit that he’s a…

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    Coming of age is a critical phase in one’s life when they encounter drastic changes in perspectives and achieves a further understanding of the world formulated from cathartic experiences. In the short story “The Fall of a City”, by Aidan Nowlan, Teddy the protagonist is a dynamic character who struggles through his transition to adulthood. Living with his uncle and aunt, Teddy builds an imaginary world named Upalia, to escape from reality and spends time in the attic fighting imaginary battles.…

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    “The Fall of a City” Literary Analysis “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation” - Oscar Wilde. This sad but true reality, especially for people who grew up in the 1950’s, is accurately depicted in the short story, “The Fall of a City” by Alden Nowlan. In this story, 11-year-old Teddy is being raised by his inexperience and oppressive aunt and uncle. Since Teddy is typically alone at home, he builds a fantasy…

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    People believe that stereotyping is an innocent act which should be taken lightly, others take this as a joke but these actions can cause serious damage. Following Teddy, a young boy who has his dreams crushed by merely stereotypical actions in “The Fall of a City” by Alden Nowlan. The first example of stereotypical actions displayed in the story is when the uncle and the aunt are both given stereotypical roles as that the uncle. Moreover, the(“man of the house”) who works all day doing hard…

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    In response to these claims Augustine asserted that Rome’s problems were of its own making, not a result of Christian teaching. Saint Augustine affirmed that Christianity actually saved the city from complete destruction and that Rome’s fall was the result of it’s own internal moral decay. In The City of God he revealed that Rome’s own gods did not come to the city’s protection, and Roman Pagans sought and found protection from the invaders only by fleeing to Christian churches. He further…

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    Advanced Cities Fall Apart The Roman Empire had some of the greatest cities ever built. Not only did they have buildings they had aqueducts and they had major roads or highways connecting all of their cities. They had cities all over the Mediterranean and Middle and southern Europe. These cities were center places of knowledge and power. They had garrisons of soldiers and they had strongholds that kept them safe. When the Roman Empire fell apart all of it’s advanced cities were captured by up…

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    Elderly Fall Prevention

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    Fall Prevention in Elderly Population The falls are one of the leading injury causes in Canada. This is especially true about elderly population. In this paper it will be discussed how the nurses can diminish the fall rates among seniors in long term care settings and in community. According to World Health Organization, “A fall is defined as an event which results in a person coming to rest inadvertently on the ground or floor or other lower level.” The consequences of the falls (if any) can…

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    Being In Love Analysis

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    want, all it takes is a one way ticket, a few clean pairs of underwear (okay, maybe more than a few), and a venturesome attitude. What I 'm trying to say is: find your great love in the city of your dreams. You 'll be surprised at how fast you 'll fall...here are 7 reasons why. 1.No man or…

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