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    story of Victor Hugo is universal and can be understood by all. “Victor Hugo gives people hope while also putting the world in perspective”. His story’s Which was mostly written about love also included all types of writings. Victor Hugo’s Writing style was affected by Family life, political views and personal tragedy. The early life of Victor Hugo is said to have had the greatest impact on his writings. The Childhood of Victor Hugo was not a good one.(Barrère, Jean-Bertrand.)Victor Hugo 's mother

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    moments of Les Miserables and Madame Bovary. Both novels show a complete lack of education on the topic that cannot be blamed on the time period, as Voltaire 's Candide was written one hundred years before it and shows a fundamental understanding of it. Hugo and Flaubert’s faults come when they fail to recognize the mistake they are making in perpetuating the very essence of rape culture by consistently

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    inflicted by it in some way. Victor Hugo was a Romantic writer during the Romantic period, therefore meaning that his written works of literature would often portray his attitude towards love and other emotions. He entertained the reader with tales of sorrow and despair, and especially tales involving passion between characters. His works often reflected his belief that love can happen between any two people, whether hideous or beautiful, and whether gypsy or a priest. Victor Hugo’s problematic love life

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    In this book, Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie explores a young Native American student goes through many challenges, with others and himself. The student had a small group of friends, Rowdy, Penelope and Roger. In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie shows that friends would stand up for each other, forgive, be trustworthy with keeping secrets, have sympathy, show support and respect. The character of Rowdy shows how friends stand up for each

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    To what extent does Lenny represent the failures of the American dream in Of Mice and Men? Introduction: In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the American dream, the hope and desire for a better life, is a central theme, in Steinbeck’s words the novel is a “… study of the dreams and pleasures of everyone in the world.” Throughout history the notion of the American dream has presented an ethos- that any hard working person can achieve success, both financially and in the fulfillment of their

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    Love is a concept that can be expressed in many different forms. Some people can be happy with love, while others may be angry with love. Robert Frost’s sonnet “Hyla Brook” shows one side of love. The sonnet is about how there used to be a brook, but it is no longer there so the only people that will know of it are the ones who have been there. Love is also talked about in the short story “Gregory”, by Panos Ioannides. The story is about a relationship the narrator has with a prisoner named Gregory

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    Stereotypically, decision-making is an essential practice for the young people. However, many times young adults make decisions using the wrong criteria. John Updike, the author of A&P short story brings out the clear nature of the intolerant behavior of young adults through an educative literary piece. Updike’s story captures the mind and numerous teachings concerning decision-making especially to the young adults. Decisions shape the life of people who make and implement them overtime. Whereas

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    Voltaire: The Rogue Thinker "God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh" (New World Encyclopedia), once said the French Enlightenment writer, Voltaire. Ever since he began to become popular in Europe, Voltaire had an intense dedication to his beliefs. This offset the fact that he never created a philosophy of his own. He was a man of ideas rather than systems, and he used his works to criticize them. Attacking religion because of its systems, Voltaire gathered a great deal of attention

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    In Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, Hugo demonstrates that we label people harshly, and that in there is a lot more to a person than just their looks. Les Miserables opens up with Jean Valjean, described as “an ill-favored runaway, a suspicious vagabond” (Hugo 13). Once the people of the town notice Valjean, they immediately assume that “unpleasant adventures might befall those who should come home late that night” (13). The townspeople have all made a collective incorrect snap judgement based on

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    Why save someone while ruining the lives of multiple others? It’s a simple question which is presented every time Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. It’s unfortunate, however, that Jean Valjean didn’t think his decisions all the way through, particularly the decision to save Champmathieu. Jean Valjean made the wrong decision when he went to the court to save Champmathieu because he ruined the lives of factory workers, is unable to help the common folk, and put his life on the line for someone who couldn’t

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    Bowling for Columbine is a political documentary that was released in 2002. Directed, Produced, and narrated by Michael Moore, we follow him as he explores the causes to the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 as well as other acts of violence throughout America’s history. The film provides background information on the massacre as well as public opinions on the situation. It goes further in to compare America’s gun violence to other countries such as Canada, and poses reasons for this dramatic

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    Fidel Castro’s rise to power involves different factors but historians disagree concerning which one is directly responsible for Castro’s being in power. However, the factors leading to Castro’s rise to power are separated four ideas. Firstly, Batista’s government played a huge role along with the United States of America. Secondly, Cuba’s economic situation and thirdly the Cuban revolution (1953-1952) which revealed Fidel Castro as a revolutionary and war hero. Lastly, Castro’s ideology, even though

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    Braden Neal Deborah Gill Spanish 131Y 19 November 2014 Simon Bolivar: El Libertador He is known as America’s second Washington. El Libertador, Simon Bolivar, is one of the most famous men in Latin American history. Liberator of 6 countries from tyrannical Spain’s rule, he was instrumental in then forming the political sphere of Latin America later in his life. It is surprising then that most people outside of Latin America have never heard of Bolivar. Leading some of the greatest military feats

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    Identity is such a simple word and yet has so much depth to it. Every being has an identity. The real question is how identity shapes each person. The concept of identity is multi-layered. One can have an identity that pertains to only themself, but one can also have a group identity. At the end of the day, a person’s identity is all that they truly have with them throughout their whole life. Preston identifies three frameworks for analyzing how an identity is formed and transformed. He describes

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    These days, fast fashion become very diverse and almost all countries have fast fashion shops. Put simply, the fast fashion is cheap, easy to buy, and fashionable products. In Japan, there are a lot of native fast fashion brands such as Uniqlo, and Shimamura. However, recently, there are not originally from Japan brands too, for example, H&M, Zara, and Forever21. These fast fashion brands became great social phenomenons, and its sale is increasing rapidly. In contrast, there are high luxury brands

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    When I read Elie Wiesel’s speech on “The Perils of Indifference”, I feel that it has some relation to Susan B. Anthony’s speech about “On Women’s Right to Vote”. They do however, have different subject matter and are depicted in a different time, but both speak of “change”. These two speeches, written in different eras and having different listeners have one mutual goal. The commonality of their message in each of the speeches may not be seen at first, but let’s take a closer look. In Elie Wiesel’s

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    Social Strain Theory

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    Why some people cannot escape from criminal activities while others never have any problems has been examined for decades. The study of criminology targets why individuals commit crimes and why criminals behave in certain situations. This criminology research helps to break down a true story on the film “Blow” which tells the story of George Jung, one of the most significant drug traffickers in the United States in the 1970’s. The film depicts several criminal theories on why George lived his life

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    When Aristotle said “man is a political animal”, he meant that man is made to live in society because that is where he can develop his moral faculties. In The Leviathan, liberal philosopher Thomas Hobbes enunciates his political theory starting from the pessimistic conception that “man is a wolf to man”. He then concludes the necessity for a strong state, this Leviathan, in charge of the people’s security and maintaining the peace in exchange for their absolute obedience. This is what he calls the

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    The following paper will attempt to analyze and dissect several key factors of what took place during my informational interview. I will be covering a list of topics that will include evaluating what took place during the interview, things that I did well, and objectives that could have been covered better. Additionally, I will cover the good and bad interview skills I learned throughout this course exercise. Lastly, I will include within my paper the aspects I learned when it comes with dealing

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    Cuba and Americas severed relations affected Cuba in more way than one. Due to Castro, Cuba became the first communist country in not only the Caribbean but the entire Western Hemisphere. During the 1970s Castro visited Chile and was actively involved politically. He held rallies in an effort to try and Chile to follow the same path as Cuba and become a communist country . After leaving an influence in Chile, Castro moved to Africa to try and create new allies. Castro decided to help Angola who at

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