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    Through the character of Pecola Breedlove, Toni Morrison illustrates that society has caused many black people to lose their self-esteem and feel inferior to white people. All her life, Pecola is vulnerable to the messages society carries about black people because of who she is: a black girl in her youth. The narrator, Claudia (as an adult) described Pecola as the person that everyone compared themselves to in order to feel better about themselves. “Her simplicity decorated us, her guilt sanctified us, her pain made us glow with health, her awkwardness made us think we had a sense of humor.” (p. 205) Society had made black people feel inferior than white people, and as a result, the people in Pecola’s life used Pecola as a scapegoat. And since Pecola was considered ugly by her peers and herself, she wished she had blue eyes in order for people to like her. “If she looked different, beautiful, maybe Cholly would be different, and Mrs. Breedlove too.” (p. 46) Pecola was convinced that if she had blue eyes, people would treat her better and her parents would have better lives. She thinks that different eyes will let her view a different world. Society has made blue eyes into a symbol of beauty and acceptance, and this has caused Pecola to wish for something that she could never have. 2) Through the character of Maureen Peal, Morrison shows that society has caused many black people to not only feel ashamed of their own skin color, but also to shame others of…

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    drum of the motor, and you could smell the pungent odor of gasoline being burned. We had been gliding and bouncing over the dark murkey water for what felt like an eternity before I asked to my grandfather, “Are we there yet.” He replied with a firm “no, but we are getting close.” After that is starting to look out over the water, which the sun had been reflecting its rays of off it, and making it glisten like glitter. For about maybe 10 minutes later the boat lurched to halt in the water…

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    Visual Acuity

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    changes depending on the location in the retina and could be influenced by factors which include: the receptive field size, distribution of photoreceptors and illumination. For an individual to view an object, they fixate and place the image of the object on the most sensitive part of the retina, fovea centralis to produce detailed vision. As shown in Figure 2, the fovea has a high number of cone receptors which produce high visual acuity and allows the individual to identify colour and light. A…

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    Monali Joshi, Group 8. Human Visual System Eyes are the entry purposes of the light that conveys the visual data about the onlooker's surroundings into the human visual system. The approaching light is consumed by the photoreceptors in the retina and changed over to electrochemical signs, and these signs are transferred to the resulting systems of the visual pipeline. The photoreceptor cells change over light into electrochemical signals, and are separated into two sorts, rods and cones, named…

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    Color Perception Essay

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    The majority of what we as humans experience on a daily basis comes from our sense organs. How we experience these things going on around us is based on our perceptions. Perception is the process of recognizing and interpreting sensory stimuli, from our sense organs: eyes, ears, skin, nose, and tongue. Our vision comes from our sense organ, our eyes and travels to the part of the brain that processes vision, the occipital lobe. From there what we see is a perception of what we are getting from…

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    Faith can be a multi-faceted word. It can have many different meanings to different people. Webster’s dictionary defines faith as complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Some people are dying because of their faith, such as, in the Middle East. Countless are being tortured for their belief in God. While others are severely criticized for showing any signs of their faith, for instance, the football player Tim Tebow. He prayed before, during, and after his games and the media was…

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    1. Dyer is literally doing what his title expresses and is attempting to defend disco from those who accuse it as a capitalist form of music. He also lists the positive aspects of disco, not only the music but also the culture surrounding it. Through the ‘debunking’ of capitalism and almost humanizing and describing the characteristics of disco that relate it to other forms of music, including those that oppose the nature of disco, and to human experience, including queer movements, he makes his…

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    Chicago Rippers Cult

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    Clan, also displays aspects of indoctrination, groupthink, and obedience. In 1996, a 16 year old boy identified as Rod Ferrell created the Vampire Clan, as he believed he himself was a 500 year old Vampire, named Vesago (ViralNova, 1). The Vampire Clan was first seen as a normal group of gothic teenagers. But, the gothic group quickly became a notorious cult when Heather Wendorf, a long time friend of Rod Ferrell, began complaining about her home life being "Hell"(ViralNova, 1). Ferrell decided…

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    always the type of guy who wasn’t afraid of hunting. When I was about 10, my brother Josh and I were invited to go fishing with him. I had never gone fishing before. I had no clue how to do it, and I was afraid of hurting the fish. “ I think you’ll have a lot of fun fishing. You have to be patient while fishing, though.” Grandpop told us while we got situated in the car. I was still nervous, though, but I knew if Grandpop said it was fun, it would be. After a few minutes, we arrived at the park.…

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    It was a brisk and chilly morning the birds were chirping I woke up and thought it was going to be a great day and it was until it happened. About 7:00 in the morning just getting up and putting some clothes on and going to eat breakfast. After that i got all of my stuff together put in the back of Tyler's truck then we head out. Then Tyler asked me if i wanted to go to walmart and look at some stuff I said sure let's go so we did when we got there we went to the fishing ile we were walking…

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