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  • Xena Vs. Buffy The Vampire Slayer

    return to the thrower, and which requires high dexterity to catch. Even though Xena is trained in many different weapons she likes to use hand to hand combat and her chakram. Xena also knows pressure points, and she uses them when she fights, and later in the series she has the ability to kill the Gods. She got that ability after her daughter Eve was baptized. Also Xena has a sidekick that helps her fight against the kings, warlords, and Gods. Her sidekicks name is Gabrielle and she is an Amazon princess/Queen. She is trained to fight with a staff, sword, and Sai. She also know how to use the chakram. Xena also showed Gabrielle how to use pressure points when she fights. Xena and Gabrielle is known to use the “pinch” which is a pressure point that cuts the blood flow from the brain. They mostly use the pinch while they interrogate the people they need information from. Xena also sometimes gets help from one of her other friends Joxer. Joxer does not really help much, but he makes a good distraction when Xena and Gabrielle are needing one. But there are sometimes that Joxer does help when he is fighting with Xena and…

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  • Leaving The Iron Lung, By Anne Laurel Cartier

    A major part of life is pursuing dreams. Life would almost be pointless if people did not have ambitions. We wouldn’t have a reason to get out of bed if they did not have a dream that they want to achieve. Anne Laurel Cartier, the author of the short story “Leaving the iron lung,” specifically looks at how having a dream can affect one’s life. Carter uses conflicting characters, character transformation, and the setting to illustrate that to be content with life one needs to follow their dream,…

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  • Describe Your Overall Impressions Of Mama's '

    1. Describe your overall impressions of the play. My overall impression of the play was good. But it was a little boring because we knew what would happen word for word. I think I would have enjoyed the play a little more if we just read the synopsis. The play talks about a lot of issues that are still here today. I would rate this play 7.5/10. 2. What part of the play stood out to you the most? Choose a quote from that part to support your answer. “MAMA: Oh—So now it’s life. Money is…

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  • Gabrielle Hamilton Dinner

    Glasses click together after they are filled with an exquisite wine. Entrees are served freshly in the middle of the table. All the guests are eager for dessert. But what is important in a dinner? Gabrielle Hamilton expresses her opinions in the article “The Art of the Dinner Table.” She says that it is more about the conversation which falls from proper etiquette. A dinner is not successful unless it in contains all the components. The article starts out explaining how dinners went when she…

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  • Gabrielle Douglas's Gymnastics

    “Never give up and always keep fighting, because though times may be tough, the sacrifices do pay off, so just keep pushing towards your dream and just love it at the same time and enjoy it.” This quote by Gabrielle Douglas proves that she never gave up. Her whole childhood revolved around gymnastics. She started her career off at a young age and continued to excel each and every day. She ran into many obstacles along the way, but that did not stop her from becoming the best gymnast that she…

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  • Being Mary Jane Character Analysis

    of great, drama, television shows are the ones that find a way to connect with their audience. They are able to give us life lessons while adding some humor so it won’t be too serious the whole time you 're watching it. They don’t sugar coat what 's really happening in the world to make it seem like one big fairy tale. Although some of the situations are creatively made up their are a lot of events in the show that are currently happening in some households. The television show, “Being Mary…

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  • Gabrielle Reisman's Storm Still

    Tulane University’s production of Storm Still, written in 2015 by Gabrielle Reisman, ran from Wednesday, November 9th through Sunday, November 13th. Directed by Jessica Podewell, the play offered a glimpse into the lives of three young women as they manage their father’s estate after his death. As the women sort through their father’s belongings, they remember that as children, they often acted out Shakespeare’s King Lear, and they decide to revisit the game. While the play is mainly a moment…

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  • Gabrielle Douglas: A Successful Gymnast

    GABBY DOUGLAS: A SUCCESSFUL GYMNAST Gabrielle Douglas is an African-American artistic gymnast on the Women’s US National team. Gabby was born on December 31, 1995. Gabby comes from a poor family, at one point they were even homeless. Through faith, hope, and hard work, Gabby and her family have recovered from poverty. Ever since Gabby was a little girl she has always had a strong passion for gymnastics, and through years of vigorious training, and hard work she made the 2012 Olympic team. Gabby…

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  • Gabrielle Douglas: A Brief Biography

    Have you ever met the first ever African American woman Olympian to win the all-around event? Her name is Gabby Douglas; she became an Olympian at the age of 14 and started a famous gymnastic career at West Des Moines, Iowa. After all, her hard work and effort brought her to become the first African American female athletic to win the all-around event. She also inspired many young and old diverse people around the world to compete in any important global activities. Gabrielle Douglas impacted…

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  • Analysis Of Elsewhere By Gabrielle Zevin

    What happens to us after we die? In the book Elsewhere a novel written by Gabrielle Zevin a girl named Lizzie has been killed in a hit and run accident after that her life's changes completely. Shes now has to let go of her old life and come to terms with her own DEATH.. Betty is Lizzie’s maternal grandmother who died due to breast cancer. Zooey is Lizzie’s best friend.Alvy is her younger brother who tells joke to not think of the fact that his sister is dead. Owen is a detective who makes sure…

    Words: 1652 - Pages: 7
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