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  • Mademoiselle Guillotine In The French Revolution

    "Mademoiselle Guillotine" During the course of the French Revolution, the persistent rebels finally achieved their goal and overthrew the tyrannical monarchy. However, even after this initial struggle came even greater bloodshed, for the rebels proved they could be just as brutal as their old oppressors. Yet, this brutality would never have been as extreme as it was were it not for the invention of the infamous guillotine. A dark machine designed for decapitation, it consists of a tall, wooden frame in which a heavy, sharp blade is suspended. Through the use of rope, this blade could be raised to its peak and then, upon releasing the rope, would be allowed to fall freely so that it swiftly crashes down upon its victims' soft necks. While similar methods of execution had existed for many centuries, the guillotine easily stands out among the rest due to the incredible number of heads it has so efficiently sliced off. In Ireland, during the year 1307, there is a record of a machine known as the Scottish maiden, which was used to take a man's life through the method of decapitation. This device is perhaps one of the most primitive forms of the guillotine seen in the revolution. The maiden, along with the Halifax gibbet, a similar invention, gradually gained popularity, being used in places such as Italy and Switzerland during the 15th century. However, it was not until the 1700's that these machines were altered and improved to become the modern guillotine. Named for…

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  • Who Is Mort Laitner's A Hebraic Obsession?

    In A Hebraic Obsession, Mort Laitner invites reader’s on a journey from his childhood to adulthood. The book focuses on his father’s experience during the Holocaust, and how an event that occurred years before the author’s birth, had a major impact on his childhood. I recommend this book to readers because it’s educational and filled with information about historical figures and events that occurred during the Holocaust. The reader gets a vivid picture from detailed descriptions given by the…

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  • Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde Dualism Analysis

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde where Mr. Jekyll is being confined, Fight Club shows The Narrator behavior to be considered insane and all over the place. When the Narrator says “Tyler isn’t here. Tyler went away. Tyler’s gone” (Fight Club), Marla gives a very confused face towards the Narrator thinking that he is insane. Marla knows that the Narrator is Tyler, yet the Narrator does not. The Narrator is showcased as strange and insane to Marla because he is his dual self Tyler when he is intimate with…

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  • Theme Of Thieves Road The Black Hills Betrayal And Custer's Path To Little Bighorn

    Terry Mort, the author of Thieves’ Road: The Black Hills Betrayal And Custer’s Path To Little Bighorn, was born in Poland, Ohio, where he then shortly moved to Morristown, New Jersey. It was in this town that his fascination of United States history began; stemming from the close proximity of the Jacob Ford Mansion, as well as the abundance of Civil War monuments littering the town. Throughout his primary schooling, Mort credited many books given to him during this time as inspiration for his…

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  • Patricia Mcnulty Character Analysis

    “I’m Patricia McNulty. I taught second grade at Hawthorn Elementary” (Parlor Games) and my husband Mort is not dead. During my senior year in high school I was actively involved in the theatre program. The final fall play I could audition for was called Parlor Games. Walking into auditions I had done little research on the show, but knew I wanted to be the lead nonetheless. After a long afternoon of auditioning and having to reread for callback, I ended up with the part of the lead. At…

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  • Shutter Island Essay

    disorder. NOTES ON TEXT THREE • Successful writer who gets writer’s block due to his divorce with his ex-wife. • Stranger named John Shooter shows up on Mort’s doorstep claiming that he has stolen his story. • Mort sees Shooter but no one else has seen him. • Shooter tells Mort to ‘fix’ the ending of the story to his ending that he gave Mort. • Mort is going through a divorce which is showing his psychotic side • John Shooter is actually a personality of a schizophrenic Mort. • Kills his…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Ex-Woman

    In order to succeed in passing, “these rhetors-with-secrets employ tactics of impersonation, deflection, and silence in the public sphere” (Morris, 2002). Within Amazon’s, Transparent, the main character Maura is an elderly transgender woman, who has spent most of her life successfully passing as a cis-gender male in a largely male dominated field. Maura’s journey from Mort to Maura is shaped by numerous flashbacks intertwined with present day, giving the audience a unique perspective on the…

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  • Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell Essay

    story of a father and son duo born in two different generations, both aiming to create a name for themselves. Maurice Janklow was the eldest son of Jewish immigrants and considered to be the family intellectual. He was educated and “living in the most economically vibrant city in the world” (130), a situation that almost seemingly guaranteed success on the surface, yet his career failed. However, Mort Janklow, son of Maurice Janklow, built a law firm, sold one of the first television franchises…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Editorial Graphics, Cartoons And Advertisement

    “Editorial Cartoon” most nearly demonstrates Pathos. Throughout the article, the author often suggests that, yes while the cartoons can be effective they are often displayed in a way that viewers would want to see so it is more appealing to the eye and in a way they want to hear. The article overall gave reasoning for the importance of editorial cartoons, but also personal views such as Mort Gerberg’s. Personal touches made this piece have more of an emotional side and a personal feel…

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  • Ecological Feminist Analysis

    Ecological feminism analyzes the relationship between women and the environment and “uses the basic feminist tenets of equality between genders, a revaluing of non-patriarchal or nonlinear structures, and a view of the world that respects organic processes, holistic connections, and the merits of intuition and collaboration”. The French feminist Francoise d 'Eaubonne first introduced the term "ecological feminism" in 1974 in her publication "La Féminisme Ou La Mort.". Le Féminisme Ou La Mort…

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