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    Drastically different experiences develop drastically different views. This is epitomized when three highly-educated men from various backgrounds discuss an overarching counterseal theme of technology and religion. Tom Bartlett, Malcolm Gladwell and David Abrams all have stories to tell from their life experiences. Bartlett viewed religion as a way of life and, through religion, observed that hearts could be changed and made moral. Gladwell saw the world as corrupt, especially in 1900’s New York, but when things got better in that city he looked at the context. Abrams, on the other hand, still saw the world as corrupt and that in order to reach a state of peace, one must be alone and explore nature. Although these men had different life experiences,…

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    As Tom Brokaw Looks Back and Looks Ahead There are far better things ahead than any we have leave behind. Thomas John “Tom” Brokaw is a popular American journalist and author. The quote by C. S. Lewis symbolizes the idea of Tom Brokaw on how he sees the future approaching from the intricate incidents from the past to a new better beginning with the modern technology. He gave a speech on the triumphs and turmoil of the twentieth century like the devastating World War II and Great Depression to…

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    Many Americans heard the call. Many Americas stood tall. All gave some. Some gave all. Sacrifices made by the men and women serving our nation on the frontlines of battlefields around the world and at home earned them the name, “The Greatest Generation”. This name was bestowed upon them for their unrelenting patriotism. I am referring to the men and women of the WW II era who braved dangers and performed deeds to defend the US Constitution and the American way of life. They accepted…

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    “Going live in 3, 2, 1! We’re on air!” We all receive news through various sources, you can open twitter to check the trending topics or receive push notifications from different media outlets. The most common way we trust receiving our news is to turn on the TV to a news anchor. However, there’s a need to question the integrity of a certain news reporter Brian Williams, an anchor for the NBC news. Williams came under fire for embellishing his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq, leading…

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    Mark Twain’s motivation behind writing from that perspective is to make the story a little more personable to the reader. From this perspective twain is trying to reach out to the audience and connect them through Finn’s experiences and pushing through adversity. Finn learns the most through his interactions with other people along his journey. People such as Widow Douglas, Miss Watson, Jim, Pap, and the Duke and dauphin. Not to mention his side kick Tom Sawyer. From these people Finn learns how…

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    free man. Jim mourns, saying “Po’ little ‘Lizabeth! Po’ little Johnny! It’s mighty hard; I spec’ I ain’t ever gwyne to see you no mo’, no mo’!”(167). This shows how caring Jim is towards his children, which contrasts with Pap, who does not care at all what happens to Huck. When Pap learns that Huck is literate, he responds disgracefully, saying “…they say; you can read and write. You think you’re better’n your father, now, don’t you, because he can’t? I’ll take it out of you” (29). Pap does not…

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    The main actors in the movie are Tom Hanks portraying Forrest Gump, Robin Wright portraying Jenny Curran, and Sally Field as Ms. Gump. The actors did a good job of acting like southerners in the movie, and they didn’t play out of character; However, there are a few goofs in the movie. As Forrest in the scene where he takes apart his gun and reassembles it, Hanks forgets to use his accent for a few seconds. There are also more mistakes in the movie that no one has seemed to notice. If someone was…

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    Animal rights have become a common idea over the last several years, and the amount of activists in pursuit of these ideas have increased tremendously. Animal rights activists rally over the abuse and mistreatment of animals in business and research fields. The common idea that activists suggest to stop the abuse and mistreatment of animals is to release captive animals into the wild and to use alternative methods of research that doesn’t involve direct contact with said animals. While these…

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    Twain satirizes Tom Sawyer as a stereotypical, southern, white boy. Tom believes in slavery, making Huck shocked when he says that he will help him steal Jim out of slavery. “ I’ll help you steal him!” (Twain 228). Huck has come to the point where he decides he will go and steal Jim from slavery. He tells tom not to tell anyone, but Tom says he will help him steal him, catching Huck way off guard. He knows that Tom is a supporter of slavery and that he hates abolitionists. Twain makes the reader…

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    Some views on the novel are extremely negative, and people feel the material in the story is jumbled and the stories have no meaning. Because of the characters’ foolishness, the accounts are deemed mostly nonsensical. For example, when Tom Sawyer and Huck try to break Jim out of captivity, Tom creates an elaborate plan, involving writing notes in blood and digging out of the cabin Jim is kept in (Twain 277-284). This is often times seen as complete nonsense and unnecessary to the story, deeming…

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