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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. Although Maria and Griselda have two different stories with different endings, both women led a life filled with similar crimes and havoc. Background Information Maria Licciardi was born on March 24, 1951 in Napoli, Italy, home to the camorra. The camorra…

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    West Side Story Analysis

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    The climax focuses around Tony and Maria’s ideal society and maintaining its perfection. The wedding held in the bridal shop represents the union they will soon have between themselves and society, but fate has positioned the both of them at a crossroad. With the rumble about to happen, they need to make a choice whether or not to compromise this perfection. But Maria inevitably encourages Tony to save it because her and Tony’s heroic nature tells them they must. Maria does so by warning Tony…

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    West Side Story, Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, is a classic romantic, modern day Romeo & Juliet story. The teeming teenagers from Manhattan's upper west are filled with racial tensions which later erupt into a rival between the teenage members of two gangs. Maria is newly arrived to the violence that surrounds her brothers life Bernardo, who’s the leader of a gang called the “Sharks.” Although Bernardo’s girlfriend, Anita, countlessly warned Maria to not fall in love with Tony, who…

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    In the early 19th century, women were often thought as inferior to men due to their sentiment and irrationality. However, emerging feminist advocate Mary Wollstonecraft argued that women were not treated as rational beings because men would not allow them to have an education. She believed that women should have equal rights as men to prove that they were rational beings and not prone to sentiment. She wrote many works demonstrating her beliefs in hopes to evoke change for women’s rights.…

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    Specifically, when Anita tries to serve as a liaison between Maria and Tony by going to Doc’s shop but then ends up being harassed and called “la cucaracha” by the Jets (Sandoval Sanchez). The contrast between Puerto Ricans and Anglo-Americans is clear and the treatment Puerto Ricans received upon arrival was the complete opposite of welcoming. “Who jumped me on my first day here?” is what Bernardo said to the Jets in one of the initial scenes of the film. From his arrival, Bernardo knew he…

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    literary interpretation of the musical by the same name. It follows the musical fairly closely, sticking to the same storyline and similar dialogues. In the story, two rival gangs, the Sharks and the Jets only seem to have one thing in common; their hatred for each other. Even with this, Maria, little sister to the leader of the Sharks, and Tony, a former member of the Jets, fall in love. There are many reimaginings of this book, but one movie in particular best interprets the movie’s plot and…

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    Maria Sharapova Essay

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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…

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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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    Montessori Method

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    guardians are forced to make the important decision; where should our child attend school? When it comes to making this life decision, parents must do what they think is best for their children to succeed in the classroom setting and beyond. Most parents send their children to daycare, or preschool. Here, children typically learn through social interaction, amongst the peers in their classrooms. There also other options available for early childhood education. There are schools that are both in…

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    The Montessori Method

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    Correcting the Child, Prepared Environment, and Absorbent Mind. These are the principles that Maria Montessori, the founder, held with high regards. Independence: children are given the multiple opportunities to do things for themselves, from helping with various tasks to deciding what they want to do while in class. This increases their self-confidence and self-esteem. Observation: Teachers observe students closely to learn exactly what their needs are. Following: Meshing with observation, the…

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