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    confidence that produces moral and psychological conflict within a relationship amongst individuals. Both “The Golden Compass” and “Diamond as Big as the Ritz” deal with the theme of betrayal in contrasting ways. On one hand Lyra tries the whole book to save Roger and in the end is his downfall, but Percy betrays John from the start and ends up dead instead. In the the novel “The Golden Compass” by Philip Pullman and the short story “Diamond as Big as the Ritz” by F. Scott Fitzgerald both deceptions

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    We build relationships throughout our lives, whether it be family or friends, however do we really understand them? In the Golden Compass, Lyra is the nucleus of an atom. Everyone and everything around Lyra makes her who she is. However the connection between the master, scholars, servants, John Faa and the gyptians with Lyra is not always the best. Sometimes, the relationship can be substandard because of the view on her family. Otherwise, the relationship can be superior based on Lyra and her background

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    Purple Hibiscus depicts an exploration of the connections between differing forms of violence in Nigeria after colonialism. Violence of the military government and the church towards Nigeria is juxtaposed with the violence experienced by the Achike family at the hands of Papa Eugene. This juxtaposition causes the reader to draw a parallel between the private world of the family with that of the public world of the church and state, emphasising the violence which in turn impacts the reader drastically

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    Brian Skrzypek 09/24/15 YA Fiction: #5 The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman: Interview Questions Question #1: While your book has drawn much success, how do you respond to the several critics who bash on your book for being anti-Catholic? Was it an intention to promote Atheism within The Golden Compass? Answer #1: Well...within the story of The Golden Compass, there is a church that has acquired great political power in the same way that some religions in our own world have done at various

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    The Hero of Paradise Lost Who is the hero ? The reader of Paradise Lost always wondering about this issue . The author , John Milton did not represent the hero directly . For this reason , it appeared that Paradise Lost does not have a specific hero . There is more than one important character who may be the hero of this epic poem such as Satan , Adam and Eve . Satan is a Head of the rebellious angels who have fallen from Heaven . Adam is the first human , the father of our race , he

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    The Subtle Knife

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    The "grand building" (Pullman, 1997 : 78) which provides the titular quote is the Pitt-Rivers Museum in Oxford. The visit to the museum occurs in the second novel of Pullman's trilogy, The Subtle Knife (1997), which sees Lyra leave her world to enter the parallel world of Will; a universe that is distinctly recognisable to that of the readers own. Whilst in this world, Lyra visits the Pitt-Rivers Museum and finds there: "an old glass case with a black-painted wooden frame [within which] there were

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    We build relationships throughout our lives, whether it be family or friends. However, do we understand them? In the Golden Compass, Lyra is the nucleus of an atom. Everyone and everything around Lyra makes her who she is. The master, scholars, and servants’ relationship with Lyra is strong based on the liking of Lyra, and the aversion against her family. On the other hand, John Faa and the gyptian society have a strong relationship with Lyra. They too like Lyra, but also like her family. Overall

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    Medieval Inventions

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    The magnetic compass was created by Chinese Augurs to create their fortune telling boards. However, it was detected by the Greeks thousands of years ago that lodestone, which contained magnetite (a naturally magnetic substance), had magnetic properties. The Chinese rubbed lodestone to a needle, and the needle always pointed north. In addition, we discovered with the invention of the magnetic compass that the earth had a magnetic field. When the magnetic compass points north, it pointed

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    At the end of the day, a compass may be roughly 1800 years old but we still use compasses today. If Christopher Columbus had some of of the tech that we had today then his trip would gone a lot faster. Another piece of tech that would have helped Christopher Columbus were boat

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    higher. • The environmental impact of cultivating golden rice or if there is any risk. None have been found till date. • Golden rice can have any effect on the DNA or anything of those who consume it. DISADVANTAGES OF GOLDEN RICE • While golden rice does have some nutrients to offer, there is evidence that the nutrients are not sufficient enough to make a difference. • Golden rice can cause other people to get an allergy reaction. • Golden rice can interfere with medications and can also reduce

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    Deception In King Lear

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    Lies and deceptions are the reason that King Lear is considered a tragedy story. Both families are destroyed by the family members themselves. Both King Lear’s family and the family of Earl of Gloucester are destroyed in very similar events. The main-plot of the play has King Lear and his three daughters Regan, Goneril, and Cordelia. The sub-plot however, has Gloucester and his two sons Edger and Edmund. Lear the dumb king, wanting to feel some affection, gives his daughters a love-test to measure

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    Are myths, folktales, or fairy tales still relevant to our society? Myths, Folktales, and Fairytales have all been teaching our society different lessons for a very long time. Many of these stories are parodies because they have been around for such a long time. For example, these stories can be dramatized, but still, have a lesson and these stories can even be turned into a poem. Myths, folktales, and fairy tales are still relevant in our society even if we don’t use them to their full potential

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    Gender roles are something that has been very significant for ages and have also played a very important role in how society ran. Gender roles, society and life have changed so much over the years and you can see the difference between things then and now, we must look around and think about everything that is going on and how we can avoid repeating the negative in the past. From the Victorian era to today gender roles have changed significantly, but many things are still the same. Males have always

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    One of the central areas that the novel The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy explores is the post colonial effects of the British reign over India, particularly the rapid spread of the western culture across the nation during the early and late 20th century. Throughout the novel, Roy utilizes the characterization of Chacko in order to develop the theme of anglophilia and to demonstrate the effects of rejecting one’s own culture. The author warns the reader that anglophilia leads to the loss of

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    For years, the health and safety of genetically modified foods have been debated and researched by scientists, but the question still stands: should genetically modified foods be allowed for consumption? The process of genetic modification involves inserting a gene from bacteria or a virus into an organism where it would normally not be found. The purpose is to alter the genetic code in plants and animals to make them more productive or resistant to pests or farming techniques. Genetically modified

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    Cultured Meat Essay

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    Prospects for consumer acceptance of cultured meat Karthik Prasad Sravani Gilla Introduction to Graduate Research Professor Michael Silverman University of Massachusetts Boston Definition With a lot of issues attached to conventional meat production and its problems, research is being conducted to find alternative meat production technology. The alternate meat production technology is called “Cultured Meat”. Cultured meat is growing using cell culture in a laboratory without growing

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    Genetic modification is the alteration of an organism's genes to acquire desired characteristics (Kracht para 1). Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are in over 70% of products produced in the United States, especially since most contain traces of corn, soybean, rice or canola, which are some of the popularly grown genetically modified crops. (Steinhauer and Strom para 20). Currently, companies are not required to label GMO-containing products, however, some people are pushing to make it a requirement

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    Scott Deeter was the president and CEO of Ventria Bioscience, a Sacramento, California-based biotechnology firm that developed an innovative process to produce pharmaceutical proteins in the seeds of genetically modified rice, which was used to create a medicine to lessen the severity of childhood diarrhea. However, Scott Deeter and Ventria faced many problems.One being that the company was unsuccesful in getting the California Secretary if Agriculture to grant them the necessary permits in order

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    A genetically modified organism (GMO) is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques (i.e. genetically engineered organism). GMOs are the source of medicines and genetically modified foods and are also widely used in scientific research and to produce other goods. Our study focuses on genetically modified foods like plants and animals and how does the public in the GCC countries. Genetically modified foods or GM foods, also genetically engineered foods

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    Catch 22 Satire Analysis

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    The impact of Heller’s choice of a satiric writing style has on the novel Catch 22. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller () explores the use of satiric style of writing. Satire is known for criticising a certain situation or a person () . This essay will firstly discuss why satire is used in novels; secondly, it will discuss examples of satire such as the title of the book; medical institutions; Yossaian being naked at the funeral; Snowden being injured; the interrogation of the chaplain; Captain Aardvark raping

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