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    The Virtue Test Case

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    We are presented with a formidable quandary for Lauren to overcome at her new job. She has to make a rather difficult decision on whether to green-light her company’s product meeting the contracted specifications from a buyer. However she has discovered the products don’t quite meet specifications, with a chance to completely fail under high humidity conditions. Therefore she has to decide to pass and sign off on the new product which will help fulfill her company’s lucrative new contract, or not pass the product, with possible serious negative repercussions for herself and the company. This is the most critical aspect of the dilemma and it must be addressed properly to ensure success for all parties involved. However, there are numerous stakeholders…

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    The Conflict Of Jaws

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    At its core, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 film, Jaws, is a horror movie. Though the shark may seem like the primary antagonist of the film from this, as it literally eats people, such a claim would ignore the role of Amity Island’s Mayor Vaughn, as portrayed by Murray Hamilton. In the first half of the movie, Vaughn is constantly at odds with Chief Brody, wanting to push his own agenda of making money from tourism during the summer. In seeing Vaughn as another antagonist, another conflict that’s not…

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    Helping a Friend On May 20, 2014, Sophia and seven of her friends decided to take a trip to Lake Michigan. Sophia’s aunt owns a lake house in Arcadia, Michigan, so the girls decided to rent out the place for a few weeks. When they arrived to the house late in evening, they unpacked and settled in. Sophia, Carly, Kaylee, and Sally slept in the room with bunk beds, while Kelly, Diane, and Lauren slept in the master bedroom. George got the room in the middle all to himself. Everyone managed to get…

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    Ever since my second day at my school placement, one particular student (whom I will refer to as X) in Ms. I’s second period class has never failed to catch my attention. Each week, I never know what to expect from X: some days he is a model student, working diligently on the task on hand, but on others he acts out and refuses to comply with Ms. I’s requests. However, sometimes there aren’t even good or bad days, for X’s behavior can vary so drastically within a one-hour class period. On good…

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    Deception In Hamlet

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    Leonardo Di Vinci once said, “The greatest decision men suffer is from their own decisions.” Deception can occur in everyday life and is an important process for building relationships or in general social interaction. In the Shakespearean play, Hamlet uses deception to reveal the role that Claudius had in the death of his father. Hamlet uses deception to gain the knowledge needed to indict Claudius with the murder of his father, while Claudius is using deception to cover up his role within…

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    Metropolis Film Analysis

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    The general premise of the film Metropolis relies on the duality and segregation that causes tension within the film. The duality of the films animation style can suggest a metaphorical description of the separated society. This brewing tension within the story stems from reactionary circumstances due to causations of tyrannical government, militant and radical forces within the segregated city of Metropolis. Although there is an obvious wealth and power imbalance that separates the city from…

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    Two Wolves Themes

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    Two Wolves is a mystery/adventure novel written by Australian author Tristan Bancks. Ben Silver, a 13-year-old boy, is the protagonist who is on the run with his criminal father whilst deciding whether to follow his flesh and blood or the law. This treatise will discuss the transformations Ben has experienced during the course of the story due to a certain character, setting and event. The character mentioned in this essay, is Ray Silver, Ben’s criminal father. Nature, including the cabin and…

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    Private Peaceful Charlie

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    Charlie’s extreme uneasiness and calculated movements throughout his visit at the Peters’ home are arguably the first instance in which readers question the purity of Charlie’s intentions. Boasting of his stability and success, Charlie aims to present himself worthy of returning to his role as Honoria’s father. When he “see[s] a faint [look] of restlessness in Lincoln’s eyes” he realized his facade is not serving its purpose and “change[s] the subject” (pg 4). If Charlie’s intentions were as…

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    rental movie, Netflix has come a long way. It has become a cultural phenomenon, even going as far as becoming a verb commonly used amongst it younger user base. Operating in an industry that was dominated by giants such as Blockbuster and Walmart, this startup company was able to be successful largely due to how it was able to create and uphold a corporate culture unlike any other. Technological advancements continually change the way a company operates and its ability to adapt and remain at the…

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    control, and violence. The main character named Lauren Olamina is forced to travel north because her gated community was destroyed along with most of her neighbors. The traveling group consists of Zahra, Harry, and Lauren but it grows along the way. Harry and Zahra were in the same gated community with Lauren. Other characters that are included are people that Lauren comes across on her journey to the north. Human nature is what comes naturally to human beings. In her novel, Parable of the…

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