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  • Island Fox Research Paper

    The island fox has been endangered since the 1990’s.but was not federally recognized as such until 2004. The island foxes on Santa Catalina became endangered because a wild North American raccoon was “stow away” on a boat and escaped onto the island in the late 1990s. Canine distemper virus, a fatal dog disease passed from this raccoon to the island foxes. By 2000 almost 90% of the foxes died from the distemper virus. This rapid population decline was due to an imbalance in the ecosystem. The island fox is the largest mammal native to the islands thus at the top of the food chain but it did not know how to protect itself when a new predator came to the northern islands. Bald eagles also lived on the northern islands and on Santa Catalina Island. But with the introduction of DDT used in WWII the chemical made the eggs of the eagle brittle and the eggs would break as parents would try to incubate them. Thus the bald eagle population decreased. This large bird of prey specializes in eating fish and sea birds and did not prey on the island fox. As a territorial bird, it…

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  • Personality And Evil In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

    Brave New World is a novel that encompases what it means to be a utopian society. A seemingly perfect world full of happiness, ease, and encouraged pleasure. Everything is uniform, decided and precise. Everyone fits a specific mold. Those who stray however, are set aside and exiled. Utopian societies have been attempted throughout history through various forms of government, all which eventually failed due to the fact that complete perfection cannot be achieved as long as there is free will. In…

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  • Inis Beag Analysis

    John C. Messenger is the author of the ethnography Inis Beag, isle of Ireland. as written in May 1969 and expresses in detail the culture of Inis Beag. The author is “Professor in the department of anthropology the fork Lord institution in the program of African studies at Indiana University. He received his PhD from Northwestern University. Publishes numerous articles chapters and books and monographs concerning the cultures of the Anang, the Irish, and the Montserrat islanders of the West…

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  • Inis Beag Summary

    Inis Beag: Isles of Ireland The ethnography, Inis Beag: Isles of Ireland, was written by John C. Messenger in May 1969 and expresses in detail the culture of Inis Beag island. John C. Messenger was a “Professor in the Department of Anthropology the Folklore Institution in the program of African Studies at Indiana University. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Publishes numerous articles, chapters in books and monographs concerning the cultures of the Anang, the Irish, and the…

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  • Elements Of A Dystopian Society

    A utopia is an idea of a perfect society, meaning everyone lives in peace and harmony. Unlike the book, Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, which is based off of a dystopian society where people are selfish and degrading of everything and everyone. Based on the future, the book was lived through a virtual video game called OASIS where anything and everything is possible unlike the real world that he is scared to face. This game is his way of escaping the prison like schools and unstable economy…

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  • Motherhood In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

    the love of his life. This all started through the type of movies that civilization had made. Movies were made so that the viewer can feel what was going on in the movie. “I don’t think you need to see things like this. Things like this horrible film, it was base, it was ignorable” (169-170). John couldn’t truly understand the feeling that the movie he had seen that it had given Lenina. This as well as other factors led to John losing Lenina because of the way society had taught Lenina what…

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  • Seahaven In The Truman Show

    Seahaven, a wonderful place in the world of The Truman Show. The Community, another wonderful place in the world of The Giver. Why would anyone want to leave these two places? Truman left the show, and Jonas left his community. Seahaven is a passive city, there is no poverty or unemployment. The Jonas’s community is also like this, they have little to no conflicts at all in the community. This also happened during the Enlightenment period. The situation was a bit different back then, their…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Millennials: The New Greatest Generation

    Joel Stein is the author of an article about society’s views on millennials entitled “Millennials: The New Greatest Generation” which is featured in Time magazine in 2013. Stein argues how millennials will be the change the future needs and express his unwavering belief in them as a generation. In his attempt to persuade his readers, he makes cruel generalizations about the peer group saying that they are “lazy, entitled, selfish, and shallow” (Stein 28).Stein uses rhetorical strategies called…

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  • Conformity Of Individuality In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

    Our humanity predicates on the principle that individuals’ freedom and originality coexist adamantly with different human beings’ relations and uniqueness, yet we often ostracize human beings’ individuality. Similarly, we can adversely pinpoint how our society’s persistent conformity to one ideal of a human being relates to the Utopian society’s conformity of individuality presented in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. We divulge the inhumane isolation of humane emotions in the novel, yet we are…

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  • Trip To A Trip Essay

    Trip to Hundred Islands In the summer of my third grade, when I was eight years old, I remembered when my parents told me that we were going to take a trip to Hundred Islands National Park in Pangasinan, Philippines. I said “ Are you being serious?” I was shocked, but excited when they told me. I couldn’t sleep that night, I was too hyped and thrilled. I thought it was quite spontaneous of them to decided to go to this trip since they were so occupied with work. The night before, I researched…

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