Victor G. Atiyeh

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  • Robert Straub's Inaugural Message Analysis

    Robert W. Straub was born in San Francisco, California on May 6, 1920. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Business Administration at Dartmouth College. During World War II, Straub served as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. In 1994, he married his wife Pat, who was influential during his governor years, and had five children. Him and his wife moved to Oregon in 1946 and Straub became a builder and developer in Eugene. Straub is not only known as a husband, a father, and a soldier, but notorious as the 31st Governor of Oregon. During time in office, he is noted as an important figure to Oregon, especially when he was the first leader to voice a concern about air and water pollution. Straub began his political career in 1954 when he became a member of the Lane County Board of Commission, and the state senator from 1959 to 1963. During his time at Lane, Straub became a passionate advocate of natural resource management and conservation. A year later, he was elected to a four-year term as the state treasurer and earned the reputation as financially conservative. As a state treasurer, he worked to create the Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP) and the Oregon Public employees Retirement System (PERS). LGIP is a voluntary investment vehicle with the objectives: safety of principle, maintaining adequate liquidity to meet cash flows, and providing a competitive interest rate on other comparable investment alternatives ("For Local…

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  • Personal Narrative: Pop Warner Football

    Playing sports has always been a passion of mine.I played Pop Warner Football until I broke my foot in third grade. After my foot healed, I decided to play soccer because my my cousin played and I wanted to try it . Ever since I started playing soccer, I have always my hardest and strived to get better. All summer I worked with my friend Imanol practicing hard to make sure we made the team. Our hard work payed off and we both made the team. The upcoming season was the going to be the best and…

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  • Similarities And Differences Between Victor Frankenstein And The Creature

    In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, the main characters, Victor Frankenstein and the Creature, have many things in common. Frankenstein, a scientist, aspires to create life, and in the process creates the Creature. However, appalled by its hideous appearance, he flees and abandons the Creature. Scared and confused, the Creature attempts to integrate into human society, only to experience verbal attacks, physical abuse, and ostracization for his appearance. Throughout the novel, the reader can…

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  • Example Of Perseverance In Frankenstein

    Where they differ greatly is in the response that people have to the circumstances that require them to persevere. The narrator of “Invictus” decides to look forward to what lies ahead, instead of being caught in the mire of the past. Victor Frankenstein cannot escape the horrible vortex of his errors, caught within the gravity of his own collapsing passions, acting like a dying star, not allowing even a single ray of light to escape from the dark, pitch black core. It reveals about human nature…

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  • Similarities And Differences Between Jane Eyre And Frankenstein

    Perhaps one of the most emotionally appealing themes a writer can utilize is that of the social outcast endeavoring to find its place in the world, a theme utilized to great effect by both Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre despite their character’s different fates, the former featuring a supposedly monstrous creation who is ultimately rejected wholly by society and the latter an orphan child who is eventually able to carve an admittedly precarious foothold as a…

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  • Trip To The Center Of The Earth Essay

    Professor Von Hardwigg, a fifty-five year old German chemist, philosopher, and mineralogist comes across a parchment written by Arne Saknissemm, telling where to find the entrance to the center of the earth. Very enthusiastic about his findings he immediately gathers his supplies for his journey, with his nephew Harry, who will accompany him on the voyage, and who narrates the story. They travel to Iceland because the entrance is located at Mount Sneffles, a dormant volcano. They are guided to…

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  • Rhetorical Questions In Frankenstein

    The monster of which Frankenstein creates possesses many similar actions to those of a child. He portrays actions and thoughts of impatience, questions of morality, and tantrums. Viewing the creature as if it were a child would alter the visions a reader perceives because his statements and actions would be considered unreasonable and immature. The monster elaborates to Frankenstein; the assault he committed to the man, “At that moment I heard the steps of my younger protectors. I had not a…

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  • Moralism In Frankenstein

    centers around the life of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created. Victor’s life starts out quite well he had a happy childhood but it all goes downhill when he is introduced to a book regarding the sciences of Agrippa. The book leads him down the path of making his monster. The monster searches for love and affection from his creator but is denied when Victor runs away from him. The monster goes into human society instead find the love but regrets his intentions and goes to seek for…

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  • Modern Feminism In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    mimicry, following these literary “rules” to gain respect. Then, her writing skills once recognized, allow her to reveal the destruction that is associated with these characters. Gilbert and Gubar offer the three stereotypes ¬—angel, witch, and ghost— of women in “The Madwoman in the Attic”. The first role is “a girl whose unselfish grace, gentleness, simplicity, and nobility reveal that she is …almost literally an angel on earth” (Gilbert and Gubar 815). She is the damsel in distress who is…

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  • Victor As The True Villain In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Victor is the true villain of the story. Based off of his creature 's looks, he was disgusted and left him all on his own. The creation wasn 't nurtured and "raised" to act morally so he was forced to teach himself everything. Although it wasn 't right for the monster to blame all of his decisions on Victor, he was right about the fact that he deserved to be nurtured and treated humanely and taught how to live in the real world. Plus, Victor went back on his word when it came to creating the…

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