Archives October 2018

Republican Ideology and the American

Word Count: 1666The republican ideology is a facet of the socialfabric of the colonial citizens of America that may, arguably,have had the greatest affect on the struggle for independenceand the formation of a constitutional form of government inthe United States. The birth of the republican ideology, whileimpossible to place an exact date on, or even

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Slaughterhouse five

Slaughterhouse-FiveCritics often suggest that Kurt Vonnegut’s novels represent a man’s desperate, yet, futile search for meaning in a senseless existence. Vonnegut’s novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, displays this theme. Kurt Vonnegut uses a narrator, which is different from the main character. He uses this technique for several reasons. Kurt Vonnegut introduces Slaughterhouse Five in the first person. In

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Baptism

“Baptism”In the Greek language of Jesus’ day, the word baptizo meant to dip or immerse an object in water. In its Christian use baptizo came to mean the act of Baptism, or the washing and cleansing of something to renew it. Jesus’ Baptism took place in the Jordan River. (Gospel According to Mark) John, an

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Phytoremediation

In recent years it has become clear that some environmental chemicals can causerisks to the developing embryo and fetus. Evaluating the developmental toxicityof environmental chemicals is now a prominent public health concern. Thesuspected association between TCE and congenital cardiac malformations warrantsspecial attention because TCE is a common drinking water contaminant that isdetected in water supplies

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A Trip to the Supermarket

The other day I walked into the supermarket to buy a box of Kleenex. I was faced with a variety of colors, textures, box designs, and even the option of aloe. All these features designed for a product to blow my nose into! Selection wasn’t limited to the Kleenex section, eitherI found abundance in every

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Dams

Many people havealready dammed a small stream using sticks andmud by the time they become adults. Humanshave used dams since early civilization, becausefour-thousand years ago they became aware thatfloods and droughts affected their well-being andso they began to build dams to protect themselvesfrom these effects.1 The basic principles of damsstill apply today as they did

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The nomad

“God helps those who help themselves, it is said, with fingers pointing at a self-made man who has attained wealth and position, forgetting that thousands of others labor and starve, day in and day out, without ever improving their material lot (57).”In the novel a Grain of Wheat written by Nugugi we explore in-depth the

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Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales By far Chaucer’s most popular work, although he might have preferred to have been remembered by Troilus and Criseyde, the Canterbury Tales was unfinished at his death. No less than fifty-six surviving manuscripts contain, or once contained, the full text. More than twenty others contain some parts or an individual tale. The

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The Hero Factor

Heroes have been around since the beginning of time. The first hero that I can think of is David, from the biblical story David and Goliath. Heroes have not really evolved that much since the early days, they are still basically the same strong men with unhumanlike powers that the normal mortal man cannot even

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