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  • Personal Narrative: A Great Pyrenees Remember

    ingest the popular sites, it’s time to seek a lesser known gem. Imagine going on a hike through some of the most beautiful vegetation and geology in all of Europe. Think of walking through a perfectly preserved little village among the hills of a mountain range that is akin to the amazing Swiss Alps. Inside of the little town, the dwellings are just as they were 400 years ago. Equally important, the villagers are wearing the clothing style of their ancestors. Above, on an emerald green slope, a…

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  • Virunga National Park Tourism

    the importance to the protected areas, which will focus on protecting gorilla habitats. Furthermore, Nielsen and Spenceley (2011) point out the success of tourism and benefits derived from tourism in Rwanda in their article. The authors claim that mountain gorilla tourism has been seen as a valuable tool to conserve animals. This is because tourists will pay large sums of money visiting these animals, which will provide funds with authorities to do conservation in Virunga National Park.…

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  • Personal Narrative-A Walk In The Appalachian Trail

    Today we would be reaching the highlight of our section: Max Patch, a huge bald mountain with spectacular views. We faced another three-and-a-half mile climb. The final ascent involved a set of painfully steep stairs about three feet wide, with steep drops on either side. The views when we reached the summit made all of the pain and difficulty of getting there worthwhile. The mountain was covered in wildflowers, and I could see for miles in every direction. The wind muffled sound…

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  • Rip Van Winkle American Dream Analysis

    “Rip Van Winkle” was an iconic short story that was written by Washington Irving, in June, 1818. It was so well-known that almost every child in the United States has read it or heard about it once in their lifetime. Irving creates a simple-minded and easygoing character named Rip Van Winkle. He was cherished by the community, but his wife henpecks him day and night because of his carefree attitude. However, Irving’s illustration of Rip does not encompass the true reality of the “American Dream”…

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  • Comparisonist Westerns Are Brokeback Mountain And Little Big Man

    allow new westerns to challenge not the west, but societal expectations for women and men in their traditional gender roles. This would be called the “revisionist” western. Two films that fit this category of “revisionist” Westerns are Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Little Big Man (1970). In the film, Little Big…

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  • Mythological Characteristics Of Rip Van Winkle

    the reasons Van Winkle likes to go to the mountains where he meets the creatures who eventually lead him to fall asleep. With these characters we as the audience realize that this story is meant to feel out of proportion. The creatures also rarely talk in the story, creating a tone of mystery. A central theme of the story is the inevitability of change. These characters help push that theme. Dame Winkle’s over-the-top nagging pushes him to go to the mountains were the creatures lead him to…

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  • Appalachi A Sub-Cultural Analysis

    Throughout this course we’ve examined Appalachia as a separate and distinct region within the United States. The question of whether it’s a subculture or a colony is rather muddy at best. The Oxford Dictionary defines subculture as: “A cultural group within a larger culture, often having beliefs or interests at variance with those of the larger culture”. While this is true of Appalachia to some degree, the problem lies within its geographical area and the large number of subcultures that live in…

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  • Colorado Gold Rush Analysis

    Ones the miners start to move up to the mountains into Golden, Blackhawk and Central City those are were the place where the miners would be more successful on finding more gold. The author’s state: As many 25,000 entered the mountains between April and October by ear-ly about 10,000 remained in Colorado by early August 2,000 in Denver a few hundred in Golden, and most of the remainder engaged in the moun-tain placer operations or ever deepening lode mines. As late as September more than 2,000…

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  • Summary: The Adirondack Forest Preservation Act

    Prior to the 19th century, the idea of ‘wilderness’ was associated with desolation and an incredible fear of the unknown. This can mostly be attributed to early Christianity; in the Bible all things ‘wild’ were of hellish nature and meant only unpredictable darkness. It wasn’t until the beginning of the American romantic movement that this perception began to shift in the wake of great minds such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Fenimore Cooper, Thomas Cole, and many other…

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  • Comic Relief In The Hobbit

    wolves chase the company into the trees, and Gandalf shoots fire down at them, but the trees caught on fire as the fire spread. The song excerpt shows readers a small scene about what will happen later. As the company started to travel on the Misty Mountains, the elves in the trees started to sing, “O! Will you be staying, or will you be flying? Your ponies are straying! The daylight is dying! To fly would be folly, to stay would be jolly…” (48) When the elves sing about the company “flying”,…

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