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  • Short Story: Rock Springs, By Richard Ford

    Rock Springs, a short story by Richard Ford, tells a story of an unorthodox family travelling for unusual purposes. The story is told through the perspective of Earl, a morally ambiguous, yet endearing character who has to juggle fleeing authorities by stealing cars with providing a better future for his girlfriend, and two children. As a result, Earl’s character is an enigma; on the exterior, he resembles an ordinary father figure charged with protecting his family, but elements of his criminal background seep through in his dialogue with other characters, primarily with the aforementioned girlfriend, Edna. Through the usage of fantasies in the first person, Richard Ford keys reveals Earl’s unwillingness to deal with his current situation. Ultimately, Ford suggests that Earl’s fantasies are a coping mechanism, as they distract him from his bleak reality. Earl creates an illusion of wealth through the Mercedes in order to distract from the poverty in his real life. As Ford uses the first person perspective, the audience is able to feel Earl’s emotions and see his thought process, but most importantly, the audience is able to see what Earl omits from his narrative. With the Mercedes, a luxury car, Earl seems wealthy to himself. Earl “never had a good car in [his] life,” adding that they were, “old Chevy junkers and used trucks,”. With the image of old, used cars, the audience is keyed onto Earl’s life of poverty. Yet the Mercedes is the first car mentioned by Earl, and is the…

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  • Paranoia In The Judge's Wife By Isabel Allende

    In addition, their pitiful bond also explains Vidal’s decision to jeopardize her life. When Vidal is in the womb, his mother decides “the world had no place for him” (1227) Consequently, she tries to “wrench him from her womb with sprigs of parsley, candle butts, douches of ashes, and other violent purgatives” (1227). It is evident that Juana the Forlorn renounces Vidal prematurely, tempering “his soul to the hardness of iron” (1227). As Vidal’s crimes continue to plague his community, Judge…

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  • Enterprise Risk Management Planning

    Types of external considerations within Rutherford County are related to natural disasters, political disasters and macroeconomic shifts, including inflation, rate of growth, and unemployment. As a measure to offset natural disasters, we have relationships with other counties across the state coordinate efforts with our Emergency Management team. Indeed, the county 's mitigation planning efforts consist of local, state, and federal assistance. Unfortunately, there are few measures to plan for…

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  • Public Campaign Finance

    City-states of the ancient world were one of the first political entities with democratic governance. Part of the democratic process is authorizing individuals to make decisions, holding these individuals accountable, and for these individual to be responsive to the needs of the community (Pitkin, 1957). Today, cities have low levels of democratic participation that hold elected officials accountable and authorize them to have the power to make a decision. At the same time, a majority of the…

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  • Samuel Reyes: A Short Story

    had twenty minutes at most before they could expect a visitor. There was no way they could remain at the estate. If it weren’t for their stalker’s intricate knowledge of the manor, Emily may have considered staying and hiding in one of the house’s many passages until the police arrived. Frankly, even if the men sent to kill them hadn’t possessed such knowledge she would still have left. You can run but you cannot hide, she thought. Especially not from this man. She and her daughter would have…

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  • Pivot Table Report Observations

    Pivot Table / Chart Report Exercise There are four observations in the pivot table, and the one part of pivot table report is about the annual adult care facility, total number of census, SMI and SSI. The other part is about New York State Population, total population and total number of race and ethnicity distribution. The results that I received are come from the data Adult Care Facility Annual Survey and New York State Population. I use the pivot table or chart to get the observations. At the…

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  • Count/Verification Assistant: A Case Study

    Jill started a new job as a count/verification assistant for the Johnson County Board of Elections. After completing her degree, she believed she would have the greatest chance of making a difference in her community and society as a whole. She had completed the counties required training and briefings, read and agree to the terms of the Statement of Secrecy, and she would have no problem with acting impartially at all times and respect confidentiality of material handled. Mark the senior…

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  • The Apaches: The Migration Of The Apache Indians

    This migration was important because the Anglo-Americans’ belief in social hierarchy. As written in The Devil in Silicon Valley, the Anglo-Americans who settled in San Jose began to exert their social superiority through racial ideology. “We desire only a white population in California; even the Indians among us, as far as we have seen, are more of a nuisance than a benefit to the country, we would love to get rid of them (Stephen J. Pitti, The Devil in Silicon Valley, pg. 35)” As discussed in…

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  • Blue Valley Multi Service Center Case Study

    For the purpose of this assignment, I chose Blue Valley Multi Service Center which is located here in Overland Park, KS. Overland Park is about 40 minutes southwest of Downtown Kansas City. It is part of Johnson County which is a fairly large county. The county itself is drastically different from the KC Metro area because it is known to be a very affluent area, especially the south half of Johnson county. Overland Park itself is one of the highest priced living areas. I chose this location…

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  • Amenities And Open Spaces: The City Of Utica

    1. Area: The community in which I live is an urban setting located in Central New York. The City of Utica is located in Oneida County. 2. Demographics: With an estimated 61,332 people in the City of Utica according to the U.S Census Bureau, the city has seen a decrease in residency since the formal census conducted in 2010 (Census Bureau). Even with the estimated decrease in population, the city is home to a multitude of races and ethnicities immigrating to the U.S from various countries…

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