Commuter town Essays

  • Manhattan In The Mirror Of Slang Analysis

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    Manhattan in the Mirror of Slang/ New York City Life and Popular Speech New York City Life and Popular Speech The hundreds, even thousands, of words and phrases of slang and other popular speech about life in New York, especially Manhattan, are a treasure trove of social and cultural history. A distinctive word culture of social life in the city flowed from the modern cycle of urban growth that started significantly in the 1840s. These words about the city, individually and taken together

  • Argumentative Essay On The Lottery By Shirley Schinson

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    “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, is about a tradition that happens every year on June 27th. On this warm day of June, the people of the village gather in a square to participate in the tradition lead by Mr. Summers. In the tradition (lottery), Mr. Summers first calls every head of a family (men) forward to pick a piece of paper from a black faded box. Each man has to wait until all the other men of the village have chosen and then they all open the piece of paper at the same time. The winner is

  • Pros And Cons Of Refugee Camps

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    INTRODUCTION Tent cities, camps, settlements, temporary spaces, relocation, non-citizen, guest, barricades, containers, fences, security, desert, non-fertile areas… But, home? Not really, human beings stocked. But, cities? Not really, tents with some order. So, how should be the perfect refugee camp? _______ When for the first time in the human history, the population in the cities has overcome the rural populations [1], we still have thousands of people being forced to do the opposite journey:

  • Park Observation Report

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    Age is only how you choose to feel. When surrounded by a natural, fresh aired atmosphere, age seems to be a factor. Observing a park setting and keeping in mind that factor, it suddenly brings a level of enlightenment for those that observe. The observation leaves a lingering question once it is evaluated, being; what is the behavioral differences between adults and children while at the park?; A person’s age determines the main activities and behaviors they engage in at a public park. As an observant

  • Religious Symbolism In The Lottery, By Shirley Jackson

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    Analysis of “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson The Lottery, a short story written by Shirley Jackson, tells the story of a small, tight-knit community of about three hundred people who are gathering for their yearly ceremonial event referred to as the lottery, which every townsperson is required to attend and participate in. During this ceremony, one person stands before all the others, calling off the names of the townspeople who are representative of their households to come and draw slips of paper

  • The Lottery Symbolism

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    “The Lottery” is a short story written by Shirley Jackson. The story begins on June 27th, the residents of a small New England village gather in the town square to conduct the lottery. Mr. Summers, the officiant of the lottery, brings the black box into the center of the square. Mr. Graves, the postmaster, brings a stool for the black box. Mr. Summers conducts a quick roll call, and the lottery begins. Each one of the three hundred or so residents of the village draws a piece of paper from the black

  • Public Transportation Disadvantages

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    Most people don’t live at their jobs, and only a lucky few can walk there. For the rest of the world’s employed or enterprising population, a bit of help is required to get to one’s workplace. Public transportation is a great option if you live in the metro, but if you’re commuting from outside the city, you’re probably driving yourself to work. Well, the reality is that we are all still extremely dependent on fossil fuels to run our transport vehicles, and almost everything about fossil fuels is

  • How Does Shirley Jackson Use Foreshadowing In The Lottery

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    In Shirley Jackson’s 1949 short story “The Lottery,” takes place on a beautiful June summer day in a fictional location with a universal setting. The town is small, and the lottery does not take very long due to the size of the town. The town people attend the lottery once a year in the square of the village. Shirley Jackson uses foreshadowing in the short story “The Lottery,” by painting a beautiful picture of utopia, and building suspense and horror to keep the reader anxious to find out what is

  • Foreshadowing In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    foreshadowing when the children are collecting stones from the river and putting them into piles. It hints that something bad is going to happen because it is unusual for boys to be grabbing stones and randomly put them into a pile. For example, while the towns people were getting ready for the lottery the narrator states, “Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones, and the other boys soon followed his example,selecting the smoothest and roundest stones; Bobby and Harry Jones and Dickie

  • Urban Sprawl Analysis

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    Choosing the variables to capture the magnitude of the urban sprawl is the main challenge for the evaluation of the consequences of urban sprawl. One of the most well-known measures for assessing the urban sprawl employs variants of population density or developed areas as a proxy. However, the use of this kind of variables has been criticized for two main reasons. First, as pointed out by Hortas-Rico and Solé-Ollé (2010), there is no agreement regarding the right variables to capture density (density

  • Rise Of Urbanization In The United States

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    As the development of the society and the rise of capitalism, modern cities appeared and urbanization become possible in the United States. Urbanization is “the process through which people migrate from the countryside to urban centers” (Boyle, 311). People move to cities due to various factors, and one of the main reasons is that there are many new opportunities in the urban areas, which attracted people to come. As a result, people could earn money, enjoy better social services, and increase social

  • Tell Tale Heart Madman Analysis

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    Calculated killer or delusional madman? In the story, the “Tell-Tale-Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the main character (a man) wants to kill an old man because of his blue vulture’s eye, which he assumes is evil. Throughout the story, the murderer denies his madness, saying that is simply because of his “sharpened” senses that he hears things in both heaven and hell. The story takes place in an old man’s room, and, little by little, the main character leads the reader through his calculated scheme to

  • What Are The Negative Effects Of Urbanization

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    Urbanization refers to the process of raising population growth in cities and rural, it also includes the rise of industrialization. The government, industry and business deal in urban areas are involved.The United States and Europe had started their urbanization since the 19th century. On the other hand, by the end of 2014, 54.7% of China’s total population live in the urban areas, which is a rate that rose from 26% in 1990. They are currently experiencing a rapid increase. Yet, urbanization has

  • Comparing Two Cities: Similarities And Differences Between Two Cities

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    city is a place where a large number of populations resides for the permanent period of time. City’s importance depends upon the size, location, and structure of the area. Cities have the highly organized population which is comparatively bigger than town or village. A city can provide different opportunities to know about the culture and language. A city is a good place to continue the further education and to find a suitable job. A city can provide government facilities to its people which makes easy

  • History Of Freeways

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    of freeways from as early as the 1950s (Sherman 4). It was an idea welcomed by many and a move seen to link people and ease movement. To the city planners, freeways are an economic development tool that will entice the suburban resident back to the towns. Freeways are divided highways with unlimited access and also without tolling services; they are characterized by the inclusion of two or more lanes on either side to provide a free and uninterrupted traffic flow (US Department of Transportation 15)

  • The Lottery By Shirley Jackson Analysis

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    “The Lottery” is a short story written by Shirley Jackson. The story is about villagers gathering on a warm day in late June. They gather to participate in a lottery ran by Mr. Summers. All the children arrive first and begin collecting stones. Mr. Summers calls each man forward to a black wooden box where each one selects a slip of paper. The men open it after all have picked a slip to see who is selected. Mr. Hutchinson is selected. There are 5 people total in the family so each member draws a

  • Comparing Irony In Lawrence's The Lottery And The Rocking-Horse

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    Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” and David Herbert Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner” are two fascinating and powerful short stories. Although both of them are fiction stories, they depict an unfortunate reality of our society. Jackson’s “The Lottery” speaks about a yearly event, which consists in randomly killing a person in the village and Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner” speaks about the relationship between a mother and her son, based on a one-sided form of love. Both short stories show

  • Similarities Between City And City Life

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    Living in a diverse world it’s distinction and similarities. The village is a small area with a small population. Life in the village is very basic and traditional while life in the city is full of luxury and modernity. Cities have a large population and it is often noisy and crowded. On the other hand, the lifestyles in villages and urban areas are totally different, but you can hardly find any similarities. The differences of rural and urban areas are their facilities, education, living costs,

  • The Importance Of Walls In The Golden Kite, The Silver Wind

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    Walls are to protect.But the narrator in “The Golden Kite, The Silver Wind” does not show this.This story is a battle between two cities using walls.Also it shows valuable ungood and good trait. The character, the mandarin, by Ray Bradbury changes from being competitive and melancholy to being forgiveful and makes peace with the other city. At first when the reader first meets the mandarin, (whom is the emperor) he is furious with the other city of making their wall a pig. After a messenger

  • Descriptive Essay: The Legend Of Over Day

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    sunny, warm day at the town park. Billy, Dylan, Natalia, and Gabe were all about 11 years old. Billy was a short, chubby boy and Gabe was tall and skinny. Natalia and Dylan were both average height and slim. They were all smiling and laughing as they played in the grass. They played until it was dark, then as they walked home they realized that tomorrow was Over Day. They lived in a small town and it was overpopulated. The town became overpopulated because of a war in the towns nearby. The people moved