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    Being Brilliant has Become the New Average What is the true definition of intelligence? People talk of common sense, “street-smarts,” “book-smarts,” GPA, IQ test, and various other standardized tests to determine their intelligence. In the Oxford Dictionary intelligence is defined as “the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.” Society has limited and labeled ourselves into groups based on a phrase or number and has greatly wounded our possibility for achieving great and limitless innovations. The “we are all winners” society had the unintended consequence of altering the purpose of schools; changing them from places of expression and finding yourself to a place void of individualism and forced perfection. In this paper, I will argue that the stunt on creativity has inflicted a debilitating sense of false pride and intelligence in our youth. First, I will focus on schooling. During a child’s developmental stages they spend about 50% of their time either at school or carrying out things for school. Somewhere in the recent past the idea of intelligence and creativity going hand-in-hand was lost in translation and the idea of striving for constant perfection became the new schooling system. “Does great innovation come from encouraging creativity in the classroom and hoping it will translate into creativity in the real world? Or does it come from rigorously training our best and brightest minds and then allowing them the freedom to innovate?” (Wai). In simpler…

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    Lynn Nottage’s play Ruined takes place in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The play opens in a bar that is run by a woman named Mama. A man named Christian arrives, offering Mama several goods he has acquired. He also leaves Mama with two girls, Sophie and Salima. At first Mama refuses to take in Sophie because she has been sexually assaulted so many times that she is “ruined” (Nottage, 12). However, Christian pleads with her because Sophie is his niece. Sophie and Salima work at the bar, along…

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    In this article, “Public Discourses About Teenage Pregnancy: Disruption, Restorations, and Ideology,” Jennifer J. Bute and Laura D. Russell both on the Department of Communication Studies, discusses the hard times that mothers have to go through. The article talks about a celebrity teen mom, Jamie Lynn Spears and what she had to go through as a famous figure who got pregnant. In this article the authors say, “As media cast a shameful spotlight on young women, females are commonly portrayed as…

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    “Richard Cory”, written by Edwin Arlington Robinson, portrays a man’s life story only through the effect of his personality upon those who admire him. The poem is separated into four stanzas, each unfolding a different aspect of the protagonist’s life represented by the townspeople. This poem is devoid of almost any literary elements and figurative language; however, the words themselves still have resonance. By formulating assumptions and opinions of how the other half lives, the “people on the…

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    town as appearance-based, a place full of people who only care about a spotless reputation and how the rest of the world sees them. The first textual example is “a mean town, a hard, stingy town,” where the author is referring to the deeper description of Hadleyburg. The narrator uses this quote to explain how Hadleyburg may seem like an utterly perfect community with core values and strong morals, but underneath they only care about the way they look and how to keep a chaste name. The second…

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    CAMBRIDGE- Glitter and imagery have recently announced that after being used by Edwin Arlington Robinson to describe Richard Cory, they have officially announced poetry war on Cory. Glitter and Imagery have accused Cory of taking away self-esteem and confidence within the lower class in “Richard Cory.” In an interview with Glitter, he was very frustrated and stated, “ that people don’t realize Cory’s true nature. They need to begin to understand how much of a jerk he is!”…

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    The Beatles mostly sang about peace and love, experimenting with different concepts on the subject and various instruments. George Harrison introduced the sitar in some of their later albums. Originally, they started as a simple pop band and eventually grew and developed into a rock and roll band. Most of their fan base was composed of teenage girls, while the Rolling Stones attracted every one of every age. They would have to think of creative and clever ways to sneak lyrics about sex and drugs…

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    “A Good Man is hard to get" is a novel that has a good construction in the context of the idea that the author wants to put across. Just like any other novel, there are many characters that have been used in this novel in order to help in the establishment of the plot and the presentation of the themes of the novel. I n this novel, the author has used various main characters such as the Misfit and his crew, the grandmother and her co family. However, there are also other minor characters whom…

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    Themes are universal lessons and subjects in a piece of writing or book. Both Hamlet and the Twelfth Night have universal themes. The two plays teach valuable lessons throughout the actions going on. Readers are able to recognize themes throughout the plays based on the specific characteristics of each of the plays. The two books have some clear differences. The Twelfth Night was written in 1601 while Hamlet was written in 1599. The different times of being written can allow the reader to…

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    Watergate's Abuse Of Power

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    Watergate as defined by most historians, is one of the most prominent scandals that erupted in the years of Richard Nixon 's second term involving the break-down of Nixon 's administration amidst a very dangerous political scandal that shocked the beliefs of the American people and changed the view of the commander-in-chief 's position forever. Watergate is known as the largest abuse of power by an executive office in modern American history. President Nixon and his administration were not the…

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