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    The short extract from ‘Smoke, lilies and Jade’ by Richard Bruce Nugent is from a Bildungsroman play foretelling the plight of Alex - a 19-year-old, black, male facing internal conflicts and confusion in regards to his sexuality. Therefore, taking this context into consideration, the extract naturally issues an underlying, thematic patterning of fragmentation, uncertainty, and tension. From a close reading, these themes spill out through the content, the form, as well as the diction. In more specific terms, it is achieved through literary and stylistic devices in the following ways; an abstract stream of consciousness disfigured shifts between time and setting, the disparity between an exterior and interior dialogue, and finally, the rebellious…

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    Recipes to do more with less Urged by economic instability and global competitors, companies seek ways to become more efficient In a time of economic turmoil, falling demand, and fierce competition, the route to business survival requires maximized efficiency and reduced costs in a sustainable way. No wonder, the ABM WEEK 2016 plenary "How to be more productive?" aroused great interest among the audience. The session was coordinated by Francisco Coutinho Dornelas, assistant to the executive…

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    A short bittersweet life. A difficult lovelorn life. A misunderstood talent in life. John Keats did not have a perfect life. His short life contained abundant misery until he died. From the death of his parents, leaving his career of an apothecary-surgeon in order to pursue poetry, to caring for his dying brother, and falling in love. When he caught tuberculosis in July of 1820 many of the sonnets he wrote contained his recognition of mortality. The sonnet “On Seeing the Elgin Marbles” tells the…

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    In the late 1880’s of Victorian England, one of the most iconic and well-known duo’s was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.Throughout his book, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson can be seen as two complete opposites. Their differences are revealed through the roles they play in the book, how they think, and how they change from the beginning to the end of the novel. Even through their hardships and disagreements, Watson and Holmes use their differences to make up the…

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    The Elgin Marbles are part of one of the longest cultural rows in Europe. They are comprised of sculptures, inscriptions and architectural features. Lord Elgin who was ambassador to the Ottoman Empire (which Athens was a part of) acquired the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon in Athens between 1801 and 1805. The Greeks have demanded that they be returned to their homeland and displayed in Athens. The Greek government claims that the Elgin marbles were taken illegally during the country's Turkish…

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    Cyber Security Failure

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    The purpose behind the policy brief is to inform the Department Heads and all City branch department of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the rising cyber security breaches due to the fact of human error. This brief will outline the major instances and reason behind a successful cyber security attack. The Failure of Cyber Security Systems Humans Executive Summery Without human’s computer viruses and cybersecurity systems would be stuck in a stand still because they are built to combat…

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    The saying “All is fair in love and war,” has become a well-established mantra throughout history, but it seems that some national museums are now expanding this statement to include art as well. Countries are clamoring for the return of priceless pieces of art that they claim were unjustly seized from their homelands while the museums that these items now occupy shout back that their ownership is inarguably legal and honest. The beloved Elgin Marbles of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece have…

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    In “Stopping by the Woods on a snowy evening”, Robert Frost who is the author, constructs a hidden message of suicide throughout the poem. The narrator of the story takes a stroll through the woods, beside him is his horse and his slay. While he is attracted to the excellence of the forested areas, his horse shakes his harness bells to imply he must go home. The horse makes it known that he has commitments at home but that doesn’t pull him far from the charm of nature. On the other hand, is he…

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    In the article Hayfoot, Strawfoot, Bruce Catton, an American historian and journalist, claims that soldiers in the American Civil War were effective even though they were unorganized, unsophisticated and had harsh conditions. He also explains men were drafted for the war, instead of volunteering like they do today. He shows and supports this in many ways. He supports his claim first by showing the lack of education and sophistication came from boys signing up for the war that were under the…

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    Who Is Jeet Kune Do?

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    anxiety disorder. (Stossel 1) Doctors recommend medication such as Citalopram, Xanax, and Prozac. According to doctors interviewed in Understanding Anxiety, most doctors who diagnose an anxiety disorder don’t know exactly what anxiety is. Medication has major side effects, and typically those side effects are worse than the anxiety the medication is meant to cure. However, alternative practices for coping and curing anxiety are becoming more and more popular within the last decade. Bruce Lee…

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