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Essays on Perseverance

  1. Perseverance: a Lesson In Sports, a Lesson In Life
    It was the seventh week of my junior year in high school. My competitive spirit was teeming with excitement as I woke up at 4:30 in the morning to go sleep on a bus for the next two hours. It was not until the bus ride was almost completed that my...
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  2. Pre-Civil War New Orleans
    As the Islamic belief system forbids suicide and encourages patient perseverance, the middle-passage survival rate of captured African Muslims...
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  3. The Robber Barons
    /> books: "These men were kind and generous and through hard work and perseverance, any one of you could become a success story like them," right...
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  4. Werner Heisenberg And The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
    He still remained optimistic that he would become more accepted with perseverance. Before taking over this new position, he was granted a year’...
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  5. Power: The Federal Government And The Union Movement
    When discussing power and its implications, one must take into account several key things: who the proponents are, what positions they hold, and what they have to gain from exercising power. Generally, it is obvious when power is employed, it is...
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  6. How Do Sports Affect America’s Youth?
    Over the last two decades the growth of youth sports has reflected the popularity of professional sports in our society. Sporting events and news are available to the public twenty-four hours a day on television and radio: sports are an enormous...
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  7. The Need For Reform In Collegiate Sports
    The current institutional structure of intercollegiate athletics is attempting to maximize educational quality and athletic excellence simultaneously. Each of which will inevitably impinge on one another. Universities claim that their athletes are...
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  8. To Kill a Mockingbird: Theme And Metaphor Analysis
    not prove manhood or bravery. Manhood and bravery come from a man's ability to persevere and fight using his wits, his heart, and his character. Neighbors use and...
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  9. Grief Patterns In Children
    About the age of six up to puberty, the child develops a sense of perseverance and is very anxious about learning--ideal for teaching the basics as in elementary...
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  10. Critique Of Kane And Abel
    Jeffrey Archer’s epic novel Kane And Abel could just as easily be two novels; one named Kane and the other Abel, such is the difference between the two characters. From the outset, we are aware of William Lowell Kane’s privilege and of Abel...
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  11. Man's Indominability In The Grapes Of Wrath
    A study of the characters in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, reveals man’s indomitability and endurance. Steinbeck potently suggests that there is a distinct time in life where the choice must be made to either sacrifice one’s spirit...
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  12. Scarlet Letter - Pearl As a Symbol
    Pearl is a symbol of Hester’s transgressions and even has similar qualities as the sin which she represents. Pearl’s life and behavior directly reflects the unacceptable and abnormal nature of Hester’s adulterous sin. Hester is plagued with...
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  13. Living Through God: The Meaning Of a Christian
    it was inadequately strange. Nevertheless, their intuition never stopped her perseverance and love for others. Arica prominently sees through a disguise. She...
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  14. Winners And Losers
    In life, winners are those that are tenacious and pursue their goals, and losers are those that don’t attempt to make an effort at all. What is the difference between them? People consider winners to be super intelligent and losers to be really...
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  15. The Old Man And The Sea
    The old man Santiago from The Old Man and the Sea is a character seen in many perspectives, as a hero, an ordinary fisherman, an unlucky old man, and a wise man. Throughout the novella he is made out as a person of motivation, passion, and hope...
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  16. Women Pioneers
    Women living as pioneers in the late 1800’s endured many difficulties. However, after accomplishing long sought after goals and overcoming tremendous obstacles, they achieved great lengths and received many honors. Women had to fight for their...
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  17. The Sentiment, Mood, And Philosophy Of “The Best Slow Dancer”
    Feelings can twist reality in the most peculiar ways. Emotions push the mind to the most stunning conclusions, and stir within the soul the strangest storms. In fact, senses reach their peak in David Wagoner’s poetic work “The Best Slow Dancer...
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  18. The Great Gatsby
    Amidst the exceedingly prosperous decade of the 1920’s, traditional American lifestyles and principles were interjected by the new superficial and materialistic beliefs closely associated with “The Roaring Twenties.” Undoubtedly, the 1920’s...
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  19. Socialist Realism
    by the Party and the Soviet people for showing the timeless, steadfast perseverance of the Russians against all odds. Like Chapaev, Aleksandr Nevskii became a model...
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  20. Multicultural Education Means Mediocre Education
    Let me begin this essay by stating that I am a retired English teacher of 34 years experience and believe that I have treated all of my students fairly and equitably. Three times I had been named into “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” and...
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  21. Who Killed The Seven Dwarves?
    Has Disneyfication destroyed the traditional folk tale and damaged children’s illustrated literature?<br /> <br /> By Richard Neil Thomas<br /> <br /> Art & Design BA Hons.<br /> ILLUSTRATION<br /> <br /> Contents<br /> <br /> 3...
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  22. Project Management For Information Systems
    Abstract<br /> <br /> Information systems (IS) projects are vulnerable to resource cutbacks and the increasing complexity of systems and advances in information technology make finding the right personnel difficult and the associated development...
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  23. Personal Statement
    Throughout my life I have never liked taking orders from anyone, especially someone my own age. On Wednesday, January 17th, 2001, that was all about to change. That dreadful afternoon was the first day that I arrived at Valley Forge Military...
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  24. British Monarchy
    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has one of the oldest intuitions that are the British Monarchy. With in the rich history of the British Monarchy there have been great People who have Influence the monarchy and the people of...
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  25. Julius Ceasar
    Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR is not equal as a whole, to either of his other plays taken from the Roman history. It is inferior in interest to Coriolanus, and both in interest and power to Antony and Cleopatra. Critics do not much admire the...
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  26. The Controversy Continues : Charles Darwin
    Charles Darwin wrote The Origin of the Species, which laid out his theory of evolution. His ideas revolutionized science, but also created a controversy that still continues to this day. Unlike some figures who took a stand in history, he was...
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  27. George Washington In The Revolution
    George Washington is best known as our nation, America’s first president. However, as president, he was also our first commander-in-chief, a role he was unanimously elected into formally on June 16, 1775. Humbly, he expressed in his acceptance...
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  28. Hiking The Appalachian
    It was a warm, breezy day without a cloud in the sky in the summer of 2001. The soil was cold on my hands as I pulled myself upward, grabbing roots and rocks wherever I could, trying not to slip and fall onto the person behind me. As the trail...
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  29. Alksdfj
    România and the Central Powers (August 1913- June 1914) Nicu POHOAŢĂ( Abstract: Romania and the Central Powers (August 1913 – June 1914) The author...
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  30. Antigone's Choice
    Jessica M. Bird Dr. Gilbert English 102 16 Feb. 2010 The Truth Behind The Yellow Wallpaper In The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, there are many...
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