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  • Analysis Of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    “The rich people not only had all the money, they had all the chance to get more; they had all the know-ledge and the power, and so the poor man was down, and he had to stay down.” One of the main characteristics of the jungle is that the powerful (the rich) is powerful thanks to the weak (the poor); the law of the jungle, the law of the strongest. Upton Sinclair calls “The Jungle” the socio-economic reality that the city of Chicago is going through at the beginning of the 20th century. In the jungle, Sinclair dismantles this myth by attacking the foundation of the American dream itself. Sinclair appropriates of this opposition presenting a particular vision of the traditional family and the origins left behind in Europe, against a heartless and ambitious capitalism that feeds itself from the poor miserable that falls in the traps of its false promises. The book emphasizes the story of a Lithuanian family, the Rudkus family. The Rudkus invest everything they have to start a new and prosperous life in America, or so they thought. The story begins with the wedding of Jurgis Rudkus and Oda Lukoszaite. A moment of happiness, full of promises and illusions, but far from the reality they were going to have to face. The world that Sinclair describes with thoroughness, is one of the most unpleasant situations I have ever been to just by reading a simple book. The image of a slaughterhouse is not comfortable for anybody, but the butchery described in this book is more than what my…

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  • Reflective Essay: The Follow Through

    The Follow Through “How could you have messed up so badly?” My mother’s words rang in my ears. “How could you have done this? You told me everything was fine!” After all those awful months, all the work, it was all for nothing. I wasn’t going to Berklee anymore. I had originally auditioned back in February of 2014, hoping I would be starting school in the fall of the same year. When I got my acceptance letter, I was ecstatic. Happy as I may have been, I decided I would postpone my…

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  • Merging Donor Research Paper

    Fill out the main form completely and staple any corresponding proofs of expense, such as receipts, to the form. Once filled out have Bishop sign it. Receiving When you receive a reimbursement form there are a few things to double check. Make sure that there is proof of expense, that it is signed by Bishop, and that they wrote the correct amounts on the form The most important thing to double check is that they included some kind of proof of expense with the form. The best proof of expense…

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  • Problem Solving Essay

    table. Some times it helps a lot to make one. A table is just an arrangement of rows with columns. Making a table is just one way of organizing information that you know. Below is an example of a table: Number if minutes talked Cost of phone call 1 .25 2 .43 3 .61 4 .79 5 .97 Another problem solving strategies is to use a special case. A special case is an instance of a pattern used for some definite purpose. Special cases help to test weather a property or generalization is true. The only…

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  • Essay On Dangers Of Guns

    It is not the gun itself that is dangerous, it is the person behind the trigger who is. Stricter gun laws need to be made in the United States to prevent unexpected tragedy’s such as a school shooting, murders, and suicides from happening. Ways it could be prevented is by enforcing more explicit background checks and undergoing intense mental evaluations. Adolescences and adults who own a handgun with with children in the home need to be monitored that they are keeping it in a safe, stowed, and…

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  • The Six Stages Of The Writing Process

    Start out by printing out a copy of your revised paper so you will be able to make changes and write on it. Next start to go through your paper several different times and each time you go through you look for something different. Maybe the first time you look for grammar and then go through periods and commas, then missed spelled words, and overusing words. This will fix anything you might have missed you could also have someone else double check your work as well. Then go back one last time a…

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  • Marching Band Analysis

    Marching band teaches people. With Mr. Beach as a director, one learns more than just how to march and play an instrument. It all started three years ago with five people in a loose section. To preface this story, I need to explain instruments. I found myself playing mellophone in marching band. The mellophone resembled a bigger trumpet and used by French horn players. Flugelhorns also look like trumpets, but they share the same musical key as the trumpet. They sound most like a trumpet but…

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  • Examples Of Misinformation In Social Media

    seen my post has also seen me lie to them not knowing if the post was accurate or not. The post was just one person’s hoax about winning the lottery and there were tons of misinformation very similar to the one I had shared. My example about how I had mistakenly like and shared, is a great example of misinformation about how I had led someone else into a bad outcome. I couldn 't imagine how many people out of the millions are sharing the wrong information to the community. Since Facebook has…

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  • Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra Concert Report Sample

    exposure. There were five different pieces performed, consisting of The Star-Spangled Banner, by John Stafford Smith; To Dust, by Adam O’Dell; The Nantucket Fling, by Ernst Bacon; Music from the Film Score Our Town, by Aaron Copland; and Symphony No. 2 in D Major, by Howard Henson. Symphony No.2 consisted of three individual movements, Adagio- Allegro moderato, Andante con tenerezza, and Allegro con brio. The orchestra was made of an abundance of instruments that gave it the power and…

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  • Fairchild Theatre Concert Report

    This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Artist-Faculty Recital Series at the Fairchild Theatre on MSU 's Campus. The concert featured a multitude of pieces ranging from the Baroque and Classical music periods to modern day compositions. Several of the pieces were played in a piano-trombone basso continuo and the last piece was played by a trombone choir with two featured soloists. Going into the concert I did not know what to expect. I had listened to classical music in my MUS…

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