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    Essay On Train Safety

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    to conveniently get around is by train. However, just like all the other ways of transportation, trains can be dangerous. Trains are a hazard to both drivers and pedestrians. We have tried to make it as safe as possible for everyone by having signs, bells, and gates that all protect us from an oncoming train. There are simple signs that let you know that the area is a train crossing. These signs can be yellow with a black X through it and has two R’s. A light train sign will usually be a white triangle

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    The Orphan Train Analysis

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    different events, some great and some not so good. For all of the orphans in the world, most of the events in their life fall into the not so good category. Imagine losing your parents and being put into a system you have no control of. In, The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, she explains the how the system The Children’s Aid Society set up worked. They had very good intentions but unrealistic expectations, most of the kids were placed into bad homes and had to go to multiple new homes until they

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    Is Bruno Anthony “real” or simply a figment of Guy’s imagination? Is Guy Haines “real” or simply a figment of Bruno’s imagination? Or should both be seen as real life characters in Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train? Certainly Bruno and Guy are portrayed as mirror images of each other. And perhaps even alter egos of one another, like opposite sides of a single coin. Guy is handsome, educated, and a hard working tennis player while Bruno is unpredictable, impulsive, and a charming psychopath.

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    TRAIN CRASH Alex decided to visit his parents during the weekend for their anniversary. For Alex to get to his parents he went on a train, which traveled 100 mph fast. He gets to New York in two hours, Alex was so happy that he’s going to meet his parents. Then Alex waited patiently and reading his book. Then he heard something under the train where he was sitting. But Alex didn’t bother the sound that he heard. Alex continued reading his book, and they get to New York nearly to the train station

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    In 1854, America began what is known as The Orphan Train Movement, which lasted approximately 75 years. The trains moved about 200,000 children from cities like New York and Boston to the American West to be adopted (Brown) . Many organizations opened their doors to these orphans who were mostly living on the streets. The Children’s Aid Society was a much needed organization that helped orphan train riders, but many other organizations competed with the Children’s Aid Society. Organizations started

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    The book Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline was about a girl named Molly who is a considered a Goth at her school. Molly has black fingernails, wears dark clothes, has black clothes, and listens to dark music as well. Molly is an outcast at her school and does not have many friends, or people that like the same things she likes. Molly is having a tough time adjusting to her peers around her. I would rate this book a 6/10 because the author makes this story boring and it is hard for me to follow

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    always come across railroads tracks. Many of these tracks are abandoned and the only times you ever see a train is when you are in a city. Trains back then were very popular on carrying people or supplies, but today trains we barely use trains for those tasks. Today people do not care of trains and when you see a train, it will mostly have graffiti on it. People do not realize how important trains were back then, how many difficulties they went through to build these railroad tracks, or how they changed

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    On Hemingway’s Time We can never free ourselves from the bondages of time, but the decisions we make along the way, can change our lives and the lives of others, forever. In Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Hills Like White Elephants”, an American man and a young woman must face the challenge of having to make a life altering decision, in a limited amount of time. Hemingway uses a very short timeline to tell his story, he makes time relevant in the story’s setting, and also in his written

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    Introduction Ashoke, is a survivor of a tragic train wreck which now influences his travel experiences. The client experiences flashbacks of the train wreck from time to time and feels triggered by train stations and certain luggage. Although he shows great anxiety before boarding a train, he is still functional and travels by them. Ashoke takes advantage of new opportunities that come to him, such as the opportunity to teach in Cleveland, and is very supportive of his wife and children. Gogol

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    Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants In short stories, because of the length of the story, all actions, words, and objects carry more of a meaning. These are referred to as symbols. Symbols represent something important without really saying anything, but more seeing and visualizing something. Symbolism creates a needed depth and allows the reader to think more creatively. Important parts of the story are not discovered instantly. In the story, Hills Like White Elephants, symbolism is used to

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    of Wrigley Field, we boarded the CTA purple line el train, along with clusters and clusters of Chicago Cubs fans also getting on each and every rail car from who knows where. But, let me tell you, I was in awe; I have never been with so many true fans who knew, not only baseball, but knew the Cubs! “Who’s ready for the Cubs to crush the Astros!” Shouted a taller guy with a 1970’s Cubs throwback jersey on. “We are!” Howelled the rest of the train audience. As the doors steadily slid shut behind

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    "Sliding Doors", the film splits into two parallel universes: one in which the main character, Helen, was not able to catch the train; and one in which she caught the train. The film tells about the life of Helen by alternating between these two universes, showing the outcomes of her life depending on whether she caught the train or not. If Helen did not catch the train, she would not have talked to James and she would have had to take a taxi which lead her to getting robbed and injuring her head

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    Analyzing “Hills Like White Elephants” “Hills like White Elephants”, by Ernest Hemingway is a drama-filled short story about a man, who is unnamed throughout the story, and woman named Jig who are in Spain to get an abortion. The story takes place at train station somewhere in between Barcelona and Madrid in the very early twentieth century. This story is very non-traditional for the time in which this story took place because abortions were illegal and socially unaccepted at that time. The story seems

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    Hudson River to Lake Erie. This was to let steamboats, a new form of transportation, to deliver goods to the states bordering the rivers and lakes they travelled on. Rails was also one of the largest forms of transportation in the North. Steam-powered trains were used to carry passengers and goods to anywhere that track was

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    Hemingway’s use of trains/tracks as a symbol occurs in Big Two Hearted River, Canary, and Hills Like White Elephants. First, In the story Big Two Hearted River, The choice that Nick mad is to go back into the wilderness to deal with his PPsD. To get there, he takes a train, the train to his future. Nick got off the train and...”The train went on up the track out of sight...” (para 1). Nick has to get off the train to go to the wilderness until he is mentally stable and whole. then he can get back

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    is out of proportion to its usefulness. In the following short story, the situation that the couple is in can be described as a “White Elephant”. Throughout the story a couple, a Spanish woman and an American man, are sitting at a train station waiting for their train. While there, they decide to talk about the issue at hand, a pregnancy. Jig, the Spanish woman, is eager to keep the unborn child as the American man who is the father is not. They each bring up different points as to why throughout

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    Symbols within “Hills Like White Elephants” When readers first glance at the short story, “Hills Like White Elephants” they only acknowledge it as a conversation between two people who are waiting for a train, not as the hidden meaning of the two talking about having an abortion. This story was written by Ernest Hemingway, and starts with a description of the setting where this couple are standing. Jig and the man both realize that they have a decision to make that will affect their future. However

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    The ‘White Elephant’ When Facing an Abortion A white elephant can be defined as an interesting christmas surprise or an albino white elephant, a prized possession in Asia. Authors and readers from all over the nation have struggled with the true meaning behind Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”, and are concerned with the fate of the girl’s pregnancy and the couples’ relationship. According to Stanley Renner, author at Illinois State University, Jig’s smile showed a “decisive change

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    a) Poverty The movie was taken in one of the state in India, which is Mumbai. Basically, in this movie Mumbai have been demonstrated as one of the worst poverty city in the India. The three main character which also known as three Muskeeter, Two brothers, Jamal and Salim by a neighborhood girl named Latika. Three of them were raised in slums of Mumbai. Where in one scene you can see the children play cricket on airport runways, rummage through garbage heap. They witness their mother and other Moslem

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    All over the world, in the past and even today, there has been a major problem called sexism. Women everywhere are being oppressed and marginalized. There are no real reasons for this, except for the fact that they are women. John Steinbeck’s exploration of a real-world issue, which is sexism, is clearly shown in Of Mice and Men and The Pearl through the characters of Curley’s wife and Juana. In one of John Steinbeck’s novels, Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife is always marginalized due to the fact

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