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    Rafael Nadal is a professional tennis player. He is a twenty nine year Spaniard. At this time, Nadal is ranked number eight in the world. Since turning pro in 2001, he has won countless tournaments. A few of these tournaments include: the French Open, the US Open, and Wimbledon. After watching the US Open these past two weeks, I decided to write this paper on him because he a very well-known athlete due to a particular set of rituals that he performs before and during his matches. Rafael Nadal’s rituals and traditions make him very unique in the tennis world. These rituals primarily consist of nineteen actions that take place during his matches. Rafael is known for his tediousness on a tennis court. He is often looked upon as an obsessive…

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    The Best is Always worth It 51 N. Grandveiw Dubuque, IA 52003 9-21-2015 USTA 70 W Red Oak Ln White Plains, NY 10604 Dear United States Tennis Association, It was Wimbledon 2012 Championship match and Roger Federer was playing Andy Murray for the title. It was 2-1 in Roger's favor. The serve is up and Roger wins another Grand Slam Title. That was Roger Federer's latest major title win. This essay will prove to you that Roger Federer is the best player to ever play the game of tennis.…

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    the wishes of many tennis fans, a sports tourism organization named Destination Tennis has agreed to take 10 tennis spectators to this tournament. To do so, Destination Tennis must have a clear purpose statement for why they are doing this event, an explanation of expenses and funding to help pay for the experience, and a projected 16% return on investment (ROI) to receive compensation for the event. The Monte-Carlo Masters is an annual, premier clay-court tennis tournament taking place at the…

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    likely in victory. The pictures portray Federer’s latest win against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open, marking his eighteenth Grand Slam title. Because of the presence of Roger Federer, a famous tennis player, testimonial is the persuasive strategy used because Federer is used to endorse the product. The ad implies that Rolex is the watch of champions, as evident by the title of the ad, “Champ18n,” referring to Federer’s 18 Grand Slam titles. It also states the importance of having a…

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    “Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness.” This quote perfectly describes Patria who is one of the sisters in the book, In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. This novel takes place in the 1900’s in the Dominican Republic while it was under the rule of Trujillo. Trujillo ran a dictatorship in the Dominican Republic for over 30 years with strict rules and harsh punishments. The story follows the real lives of the Mirabal sisters and each chapter is…

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    Character Development of Minerva Mirabal The Mirabal Sisters were Dominican Republicans who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. They were well known for their patriotic actions. They were four sisters, three of which were active in the revolution, Minerva, Patria and Maria Teresa. They were known as the “Mariposas”. Minerva was the most active in the revolution against Trujillo. She was the third child of Enrique Mirabal and Mercedes Reyes. She was considered the brave one, or at…

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    Trujillo Antes De Dios Author’s Note: From 1930 to 1961, the Dominican Republic suffered under the regime of Rafael Trujillo, arguably the harshest US-backed dictator Latin America ever saw. As a military dictator, Trujillo was known for his violence, obsession with order, and racism to the extremes of genocide, instilling fear in the hearts of all his subjects. This story reflects two typical days in the subject’s life. At his request, the subject’s name has been changed. Rafael Ocaña wakes,…

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    Specific Analysis: As Dedé is the only one of the four sisters still alive, she feels responsible for making sure that they are remembered correctly as opposed to being glorified. She contrasts the women they actually are to the heroines that the public sees to show that they, too, are ordinary humans with strengths, weaknesses, and morals. However, she believes that even her own nieces and nephews stereotype her sisters as heroines because of their fame, only knowing the courage and…

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    I’m not sure why some of them had less jail time than the others. Putting them in jail for only 20-30 years is not justice, I don’t feel satisfied at all. They all have been set free during the spell of the revolution. After they were released, the murderers are always on TV, doing all sorts of interview about what they have done; like it was something to be proud of. What a shame! May 30,1961 (Rafael Trujillo October 24,1891- May 30 1961) Dede should read the newspaper more often. How can…

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    The Life of Junot Diaz and His Notable Works Junot Diaz is known for incorporating different genres in his works that stem from the traumatic events that he and his family experienced under the wrath of the dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, who ruled the Dominican Republic for more than 30 years, before becoming immigrants (Contreras 5).“Diaz establishes an interesting technique that brings together different genres of North American pop culture: the comic book, science fiction film, and 1960’s…

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