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    In “Why the NHL Needs Fighting,” Brandon Keim (2012) states that fighting is a crucial element of hockey. Since the argument claimed by the author is located in the second paragraph and the reasons are situated after the argument, the article presents a deductive organization. The three reasons provided by the author to support his thesis statement are: Physical punishment applied by the own players is an effective measure to restrain condemnable behaviour during the match; Hockey is an…

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    Generally, when a member from the opposite gender participates in a “gender-specific sport”, it is considered deviant or unusual, such as is the case for female football players, female wrestlers, male cheerleaders, and male ballet performers. In the latter two cases, Meredith Worthen and Danielle Dirks explain in the text “Gender and Deviance” that these male athletes “destigmatize” their involvement in what are considered feminine sports by engaging in what are defined by Worthen and Dirks as…

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    Most of the time, when an idea, project or activity seems daunting, your first reaction might be to “leave it to the experts.” This may seem the easiest route, considering that it takes the challenge off of your shoulders and places the weight of the problem on someone that you deem better equipped to handle it. However, it sometimes isn’t the most rewarding or beneficial in the long term. Some people believe that one is born with a special, innate talent that gives them a significant advantage…

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    Long rides can be unsettling. But, that’s why Lysander and Hermia decided to run away from Athens - to avoid all the obstacles that Egeus would put in the way of the two’s marriage. In the midst of Hermia and Egeus’ conflict over marriage, Lysander tells Hermia that “the course of true love never did run smooth” (I.i.136). He says this to Hermia after her father, Egeus, threatens her livelihood if she decides not to marry Demetrius, who is Egeus’ personal choice for Hermia. Later on in the play,…

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    In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare puts a heavy emphasis on the idea of love. In the very first act of the play, one of his characters, Lysander, speaks the line, “The course of true love never did run smooth.” As the play carries on, it becomes clear that Lysander is correct. The love in this story is shown to be true, but there are obstacles that the couples must overcome to sustain their love. It is shown multiple times that love is not always what is best for someone and can…

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    A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Jealousy In the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, jealousy is presented in two different ways: through friendship and romance. A friendship that involves jealousy is Hermia and Helena’s. At the same time, jealousy, in regards to romance, is seen in Titania and Oberon’s relationship. Jealousy is a strong emotion that leads to desperation, insecurity, and conflict in their relationships through revengeful actions. The insecurity caused by…

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    William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is his most famous comedy, second only to A Comedy of Errors. Readers are commonly drawn to its dream-like quality and its many references to dreams. Shakespeare, a master of metaphor, emphasizes the fluid nature of reality in his use of the sky. While it is tempting to analyze Shakespeare’s references to individual aspects of the sky (e.g., the moon), Shakespeare alludes to so many features of the sky or the heavens, that it becomes apparent that…

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    Miracle – Final Assignment In our current society, sports are everywhere. Sporting events are continually on television. Additionally, there are competitive games at fields and courts all around cities and towns in the United States. Most individuals are fans of at least one sport, while others are either devoted sport enthusiasts or competitive players. The emphasis and attention on sports has increased significantly over the years. For many athletes, this places pressure on them to succeed…

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    Zdeno Chara isn’t about individual goals, or any bright, shiny trophies that don’t answer to the first name Stanley. But the Bruins captain is also unfailingly honest with himself and the media when he speaks, and even Chara admitted that scoring 20 goals this season and winning his second Norris Trophy are things that he would thoroughly enjoy. “I wouldn’t say that I’ve always wanted to do it, but it would be nice to reach 20 [goals]. It’s not on my priority list that I need to score two, or…

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    Alexa Guercia How Hockey Effects the Economy: The National Hockey League started in the United States in 1942 and consisted of the original 6 teams: Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadians, New York Rangers, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hockey is ranked the fourth major league sport in North America in terms of revenue and has made an impact on not only the spectators but on the economy as well(S. Szymanksi, 2006). From the Winter Classic, to the All Star…

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