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    Stasiland is a non-fiction narrative authored by Anna Funder that entails the life, in East Germany, of both victims and members of the Stasi and the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It explores the life ‘behind the iron curtain’ through personal anecdotes and interviews. Via Funder’s investigation it becomes apparent that only some of the victims of the Stasi have not fully recovered and that many of their inflictions can be attributed to influences other than the Stasi. Anna’s first interviewee, Miriam Weber, was clearly disadvantaged by the Stasi’s involvement in her life and it is clearly obvious that she still hasn’t fully recovered. Miriam “became an enemy of the state at the age of sixteen” and this led her through a traumatic chain…

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    German communication production service. Anna Funder amalgamated various sources to present a detailed account of the time period she calls “Stasiland.” Funder used personal accounts as sources. She gathered information from face-to-face interviews as well as phone calls, recounted in her book. Anna analyzed Stasi files and other documents. In addition to outside sources, Funder used her own experiences to further enhance her book. Funder recollects her own adventures traveling through…

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    Her metaphor of describing the Republic as a “secret walled-in garden, a place lost in time” underlines the absolute secrecy and the retrogressive ideologies which were espoused by the GDR within the confines of the Eastern side of the Berlin wall. Funder’s detailed description in her anecdotes of the torture practises performed by the Stasi officers, “They pushed her head under for a long time, then dragged her up by the hair”, and the impact upon the prisoners, “They broke me inside and out”,…

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    Stasiland Analysis

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    examines the history of Germany, noting the lingering effect that the Stasi had on its victims, as many of them were unable to recover from their past and move into the future, whilst also exploring how the fall of East Germany caused many members of the Stasi to become trapped in their memories of what once was. Funders own understanding of the the GDR and its history changes throughout the text. In response to the letter from the Armenian, Funder wishes to seek out singular events in history…

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    and the grease mark off the wall. Through this, Funder displays how Germany is attempting to clean away all the personal history and the impact of the Stasi, whilst still remembering the past. Ultimately, this fails as the cleaner “still can’t get [the mark] off” displaying how even in post GDR…

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    Stasis

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    Stasis is not the science fiction type of stasis where you are frozen in time; it is more akin to hibernation. We will slow the bodies of humans down to a state where they can still function as a person but not get deadly hypothermia. Astronauts aren’t supposed to live off of their body fat for 8 months like bears so scientists have come up for a solution to give humans that same affect by giving them liquid nutrients directly into the bloodstream. This is great because it bypasses the…

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    Stasis Ulcer Essay

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    Stasis Ulcer intro CAUSES Stasis ulcers occur because your veins do not work properly . Veins have valves that help the blood return to the heart. If these valves do not work correctly, blood flows backwards and backs up into the veins near the skin. This condition causes the veins to become larger, which can lead to a stasis ulcer. RISK FACTORS This condition is more likely to develop in: SYMPTOMS The main symptom of this condition is developing the ulcer on your leg. Symptoms may also…

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    An Argument's Stasis Map

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    In this stasis map paper there is four parts of an argument that will be discussed.This argument process was developed by Aristotle and Hermogenes, in ancient Greece.The four parts are conjecture, definition, quality and policy. Conjecture is the cause and the effect of an argument.Definition is the “What is the nature of the problem/issue?What exactly is the problem/issue?What kind of a problem/issue is it?To what larger class of things or events does it belong? What are its parts, and how are…

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    Sula Stasis And Change

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    Sula, a novel written by Nobel Prize-winning author, Toni Morrison, encompasses a theme of binary opposites including the complex idea of stasis and change, to simpler oppositions such as male and female. In the first chapter of Part II of Sula (1937, pages 89-11), Morrison challenges these oppositions with the immediate sense of change Sula and Nel both encounter. After years of separation, Morrison accurately creates a homecoming that illustrates the themes effectively. Nel, still the modest…

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    Stasis Theory Analysis

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    According to the course syllabus Stasis Theory is “A means of invention that provides rhetors with a set of questions that, when asked systematically, can help them to determine where the disagreement between themselves and the audience begins.” The writer must think critically when it comes to answering the four questions. When a person’ asks a question a response is expected. Sometimes disagreements will arise. In the “Stasis Theory” the questions are answered through systematic investigation…

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