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    Be it through television, radio, or toys, we are a product of our childhood. The things we experience as children daily have an enormous, impressionable impact on our lives. For me, childhood wasn’t a typical cookie-cutter situation. For me, the character that stuck with me the most during my childhood wasn’t a toy or television character; it was a tennis player by the name of Maria Sharapova. To understand my––for lack of a better word––obsession, let’s set the scene. It’s been approximately a year since my mother and I moved to the United States. It’s the first week of school and I still have no idea what I’m doing. With my flawed English and lunchbox in hand, I make my way back home from the bus stop after a tough day of first grade math. I walk into my parents’ apartment to the biggest shock of my young childhood––my dad, sitting on the couch, watching television. The television, may I clarify, had essentially become mine. Day after day, my diminutive, worriless self would camp out in front of the television watching endless reruns of the Loony Tunes. Due to my stepfather’s insistence on watching tennis, I was forced to sit down and watch the 2006 US Open instead. At first, my sentiment was one of general annoyance––I…

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    Introduction Maria Licciardi and Griselda Blanco aren’t just your average house wives. When these two weren’t busy cooking it up in the kitchen, they were out stirring up trouble in the streets. In pop culture and as depicted everywhere, men have always been the face of organized crime. However, in time of need these women were called to step up to the plate. These godmothers were no sweet, innocent, cookie baking old ladies, they were nefarious crime lords driven by the will to survive.…

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    Some children require hands on instructions, while others are visual learners, some children thrive in group settings while others need independent studies. There is not one universal technique for teaching children. However there is one thing I find to be universal, children require respect. I found these to be a universal theme in all theories regarding education. One of such theorist who believed this was Maria Montessori. One of the first females to delve into the field of early childhood…

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    An Inscription tribute to Maria Montessori Maria Montessori was a physician and educator that strived to break through barriers of education both through children and universities. In this essay I will be explaining all the concepts of childhood education that Montessori developed. Her concepts revolve around areas like practical life, sensorial, language, math, science, geography, music, and art, and still play a great part in schools today. Maria Montessori was born On August 31st 1870, in…

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    Maria Kirch was an influential person. She did many great studies on outer space, and was the first women known to discover a comet. Her success empowered many astronomers and women. Maria Kirch was born in February 25th, 1670. Growing up her dad believed she deserved the same education as a boy her age got introduction of Maria Winkelmann Kirch), and educated her until he got sick and died. Fortunately from there her uncle took over in educating Maria. A little later on in her life Maria…

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    Remarque wrote this novel as a therapeutic way of coping with the effects of World War I on him (Wagner 117). World War I left Remarque feeling alone and at loss of his self-identity. The horrifying experiences Remarque endured shattered his life; and because he went straight into the war after graduating high school, he had no past life to return back home to (Yearley 2136). Remarque felt as if though writing All Quiet would soothe away all they pain World War I left on him. The purpose of…

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    All Quiet on the Western Front gives a nineteen-year-old boy's testimony of war. Paul Bäumer enlisted in the German army on the French front in World War I. Entering the army a young German patriot, eager to fight – thanks to his teacher’s stirring speeches –, Bäumer soon realizes he knew nothing about war but clichés. In the company of his schoolmates, he faces the constant physical terror and mental damage of true war and trench warfare. Erich Maria Remarque – born Erich Paul Remarque – was…

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    Erich Maria Remarque's novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, reflects life within death, propaganda's lie, and how Erich's life is similar to Paul's. Paul is the protagonist in All Quiet on the Western Front and he endures the most horrid war our nation had ever gone through, World War I. It was the war of wars, it is the cause of World War II and it was a battle for life throughout the miles upon miles of trenches. Paul's view of World War I is similar to Remarque's because the author's…

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    “All Quiet on the Western Front”, written by Erich Maria Remarque visualizes the personal thoughts and witnessed horrors of WWI through the eyes of a German Soldier named Paul Baulmer. When the story begins Paul is one of few left from a company of 150 soldiers. His friend Hemmerich is dying in the hospital with an amputated leg and his friends are fighting for who gets his nice boots since he will not need both with only one leg. Paul, barely an adult witnesses horrors on the battlefield and…

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    Merriam-Webster defines the term motif as a “usually recurring salient thematic element (as in the arts); especially : a dominant idea or central theme” (“Motif”). In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, the author Erich Maria Remarque mentions two principle motifs which are comradeship and lost generation. The novel follows a young solider, Paul Bäumer, and his comrades throughout their journey at the front of World War I. The soldiers experience many horrors throughout their time in the…

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