What Happened Essays

  • Thesis On Women Empowerment

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    CHAPTER ONE 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY The concept of women empowerment seems to have been used in the 1980s by third world feminists ‘to address the issue of gender differences that exist in the control and distribution of resources’ (Datta & Kornberg, 2002). There is however lack of consensus on its major characteristics. According to Datta and Kornberg (2002), women empowerment refers to ‘strategies that women use to increase their control of resources and generate decision making capacity’

  • Swanson's Short Story: The Man And The Machine

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    Swanson would think of menial subjects to pass the time with – such as what he’d eat for dinner that night or when would be a good time to check his mailbox – but it didn’t help as he eventually ran out of topics to contemplate, and the time it took to grow bored became shorter and shorter each day. His motivation came from

  • Why Are Cops Selfish

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    Do you seriously don’t know what the heck has gotten into polices head. My issue what cops are selfishness, laziness, weak, and just not doing their job. Cops can be selfish often when they think you committed a crime just because you 're black, or they just assume, and have no proof. They have no evidence, no proof, no clues. And sometimes when there’s a case not even that big, they think they can just take their own little time. They think, oh ok, so this man just got robbed, and this type of things

  • Narrative Essay On Appearance And Ethnicity

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    their appearance or ethnicity. One time I learned that not everyone sees you the same, when I heard students in class saying people wanted to fight Latinos after school, when a random person hit me and when I realized that I wasn 't going to let what happened to me affect me for the rest of my life.  It all started, in middle school when I learned that not everyone sees you the same. I was in math class doing my work when all of a sudden I hear two girls saying how they wanted to walk out of school

  • Jet Ski Simulators-Personal Narrative

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    Panic and hysteria filled the room. Voices were being raised with a tone of fear. A crowd encircled and gathered around a lifeless body. My mind was racing, and I began to feel dizzy. I brushed by many bystanders standing in horror and awe. “Somebody call 911 right now she’s not responding!” one of the parents screamed in dismay. My heart dropped. I saw her limp body sprawled across the floor. I knew who they were talking about, in fact, I was close friends with her. Her name was Katy, and that

  • Crossing The Desert Narrative

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    after thirty-five hours. ICE officers with enormous dogs, were searching the area. The coyote ran away as soon as he saw them, leaving us completely alone: we hid behind bushes. We got lucky because the officers didn’t see us and left. We didn’t know what to do so we decided to climb down the mountain. While we were going down the mountain, we could appreciate the city full of people walking, we realized we were in Arizona. Shortly after coming down a truck was waiting for us. Our faces filled with

  • Conformity In Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron

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    Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron is a short story published in 1961 that I would describe as having the theme of futuristic-science-fiction. The short is set in the year 2081 where in the United States new amendments to the constitution has equalized all humans. Although, the author does not mention how this dystopia came to be and if the rest of the world has equalized all human beings, it is clear to me that in this dystopia, equality is an illusion, equality is not real. As I read this short

  • Discrimination In Dragonwings

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    Your standing there, following every rule in the book. You see over your shoulder people staring and mocking you. They even start throwing rocks at you. What do you do? Do you lash out or do you walk away without saying anything? Those were the choices that Moon Shadow and his Father had to make in the story, Dragonwings, by Laurence Yep. The story begins in 1903 when a young boy named Moon Shadow left China to travel across the world to America to meet his dad he's never met. While in America

  • Tone And Imagery In William Wordsworth's 'Lucy Gray'

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    Subject: In William Wordsworth’s “Lucy Gray”, the speaker narrates the story about a young girl named Lucy Gray who disappears in a snow storm. Before she disappears, Lucy Gray spent much time alone and not a lot of people saw her face besides her parents. She becomes lost when she is instructed by her father to take a lantern into town for her mother. When Lucy does not return back home, her worried parents go looking for her and can only find her footprints in the snow leading up to a bridge. I

  • Adventurers Should Be Paid

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    With adventuring and seeking thrill, accidents are common. A topic of question is whether or not the victims should pay for the damage or expenses of a rescue team. A logical solution is to make the person or people who caused the mishap pay for what they’ve done, but sometimes they are the victims. If they were being careless beforehand and leading up to the incident, then they should pay for it, or at least part of it. However, if they had no part in it and was just unlucky enough to get injured

  • Heroism In The Outsiders

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    Mark Waid once said, "Heroism is heroism, regardless of the timeframe or the backdrop." In the novel, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, the focus is on two social groups. The Socs are the preppy and rich kids, and the greasers are the poor, trouble-making kids. Johnny Cade was a greaser. He had greasy dark hair, sad eyes, and was known as the "lost puppy". Johnny grew up in an abusive family and that made him scared and uneasy about certain situations. A hero is someone who puts others first, understands

  • A Private Experience Short Story

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    In a life or death situation, people help each other in order to get through the situation as demonstrated in A Private Experience, a short story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Chika, the main character, was out shopping with her sister in a local Nigerian market when a riot unexpectedly breaks out. Through this she meets, a Hausa woman who helps her to safety.Throughout the story, the characters help and support each other during this very emotional time. Through dialogue and description, Chimamanda

  • Similarities Between Maus And The Great Gatsby

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    Maus is a classic comic book by Art Spiegelman, and it is about a boy who had a strained relationship with his father. The author uses animals to represent various characters in the book. The book is mostly written in the war days, and the animal characters are mostly to avoid showing any biases or preconceptions about an individual culture. Maus by Spiegelman when compared to The Great Gatsby by Scott FitzGerald’s they are differences that are noted in the two comic books. The differences are regarding

  • Personal Essay: How My Life Lessons Learned

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    I can still move, talk, and enjoy life. I learnt not to focus on the little things that don’t go my way and to focus on the things that I do have and how thankful I should be for them. My second life lesson is to just simply be nice. You never know what someone is going through and the struggles that they may have. Be polite and smile at people. Even though someone might be mean to you, kill them with kindness. My third lesson is not take your family for granite. You never know when it’s time for

  • Argumentative Essay: The Case Of Omayra Sanchez

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    Frank Fournier according to a BBC article published September 30th, 2005. What we can take from Fournier’s quote is that the intentions of Fournier’s work was never like that of a “vulture”. We can see the respect the Fournier had for Omayra being so courageous and dignified until the end. We can also see that there was no other way that Fournier could have helped, except by doing his job. By reporting on what had happened to

  • Ethical Issues In The Movie Capote

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    psychological distress during the research. Towns people were grieving the loss of community members and openly spoke about what they knew to have happened, and shared their losses with Capote and Lee in a casual conversation format. Eventually, Capote does question Perry Smith about the night of the murders, and physical distress does come through in reliving what had happened. I do believe beneficence was withheld throughout the research phase of Capote’s writing. While watching the movie I do not

  • Tangerine Friend Quotes

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    about Theresa walking him around.At the end of the book Paul’s confidence changes dramatically. Paul went from a wimpy, Troubled and Anxious little boy to a Brilliant, Cool, and Fearless boy. Paul changed seriously that he finally told the police what happened to Luis and that Arthur and Erik were the cause of it. Paul’s went from scared and afraid of Erik to standing up to Erik,his “Goons”, and His terrible and Violent

  • I Know Things Now Analysis

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    other significant people in our life. We cannot always rely on people to shield from and hide behind when things get tough. Towards the end of the lyric, Little Red is talking about how the wolf seemed nice, but he was not good. We cannot always trust what people say; we need to follow our conscience. Not everyone is going to be a good influence on me and if I trust everyone things will not go as planned. If Little Red would have thought more before she trusted the wolf none of this would have

  • Personal Narrative: The Most Important Moments In My Life

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    things but even when we learn new things we still must remember the things that we learned and sometimes its helpful when you have a helping hand or a lasting effect on you. It was the beginning of August, school was just starting to roll around. What people see as another day that school started I seen as a momentous time in my life because I was starting high school. It was an unusually hot morning waiting on the school bus also known as the big yellow Twinkie. I quickly realized that the shorts

  • Super Chelsy: A Short Story

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    to their friend. Chelsey start to make the chairs moved and making a loud sound to scare them more and more, she wants to teach them a lesson . the boys panicked and run a way screaming . chelsey was laughing and went to Roze to told her what happened and how she teach them a lesson. Chelsey : oh my God . its almost midnight . i have to go home . Rose : oh thank you to save me . hope to see you again