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Material Things Essay Examples

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The Problem with Material Posessions
Material possessions can cause dominate effects on people lives. In today’s society, the younger generations believe that possessions reflect the value of life. Material possession can make people who consider themselves poor have things that would make them feel great. Material possessions can have a bad effect on people i...
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An Overview of Things That Are Very Useful and Convenient but Sometimes Be Problematic
We are considered fortunate to live in the world that we do today. Material things seem to be bountiful, science and technology simply keeps on advancing, and we are all busy and hard at work in school or making money to achieve certain things in life by whatever means. In particular, science and technology has introduced s...
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Concrete the Most Important Material in Building
Concrete is an artificial engineering material made from a mixture of Portland cement, water, fine and coarse aggregates, and a small amount of air. It is the most widely used construction material in the world. Concrete is the only major building material that can be delivered to the job site in a plastic state. This uniqu...
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An Overview of the Material Society and Material Thoughts on the Midas' Lust for Gold
MATERIAL SOCIETY, MATERIAL THOUGHTS Ever since Midas' lust for gold, it appears to be that man has acquired a greed and appetite for wealth. Juana, the Priest, and the doctor have all undergone a change due to money. They are all affected by their hunger for wealth and inturn are the base for their own destruction, and th...
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Private School: The Best Way to Educate Our Children
Title: PRIVATE SCHOOLING IS THE OBVIOUS WAY TO GO Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that private schools offer a better education to children and better prepare them for college. Thesis Statement: Private school children are more involved in community service, are generally provided with a...
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An Introduction to the Importance of Allochthonous Material
The Affect Of Litter Bag Mesh Size On The Macroinvertebrate Colonization Rate And Community Structure In Litter Material From Populous Balsamifera In Sibbald Lake, Alberta The importance of allochthonous material (litter from terrestrial plants which falls into streams or lakes) to aquatic invertebrates has been inv...
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Understanding the Field of Material Science
Material science is the study of the properties of solid materials and how those properties are determined by a material s composition and structure. Most engineers have the primary function of relating the design and production of machinery and components. Materials science and engineers are involved with all aspects of en...
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A Look at the Varying Proportions of Biological Material in Most Beaches
Most beaches of composed of rock breakdown with varying proportions of biological material usually shell fragments. However if its an accumulation of material at the high tide mark the following may be included; 1) Canada-timber beach 2) USA-tin can beach A beach may be a store in a bay or a mobile stream along the coa...
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An Analysis of Steinbeck's The Pearl
The Pearl MATERIAL SOCIETY, MATERIAL THOUGHTS Ever since Midas' lust for gold, it appears to be that man has acquired a greed and appetite for wealth. Juana, the Priest, and the doctor have all undergone a change due to money. They are all affected by their hunger for wealth and inturn are the base for their own destruct...
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Comparison on Today's Movement of Raw Material and in the 19th Century
Materials ·        In 19th cent, industry located close to raw materials (and sources of power) due to immobility of the raw materials, which were heavy to move due to expensive and inefficient transport. ·        Now, materials can be described as ‘footloose’ as industry is rarely tied to the location of raw materia...
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Why Do We Put Value on Things We Don't Need?
In one of Morrie's lessons, he says, ``There is a big confusion in
this country over what we want versus what we need.'' (P.126) It's true
in our society, we put our values in the wrong things. We want the
things we don't need. We put our value in money, and many other material
things. And especially with propaganda nowaday...
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An Analysis of the First Though of the Word Inheritance
What is the first thought that is brought to mind when the word inheritance is said? Money is most certainly the answer. For some reason, our culture has adopted inheritance to mean solely money. Sadly, people expect to collect from their parents deaths. Most, of course, are not proud of this fact, but, all in all, they sti...
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An Analysis of the Two Main Measures of A Man's Success in "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe
What makes a successful man? This, in itself, is a culture bound
question because it can vary from culture to culture. However, in the
perception of Okonkwo, the main character in Chinua Achebe's novel, Things Fall
Apart, the measure of a man's success is based on two elements, material
acquisition and growth, and physical...
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Ambitions and Material Things That Does Not Always Satisfy the Soul
The truth that ambition and desire for material objects does not always satisfy the soul is a major theme depicted in Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus. The poem on page 93, lines 96-113 is the essence of this theme. It describes Faustus meeting, what he believes, is the icon of perfection. This perfection is a mere huma...
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What Does 'Inheritance' Mean?
What is the first thought that is brought to mind when the word “inheritance” is said? Money is most certainly the answer. For some reason, our culture has adopted inheritance to mean solely money. Sadly, people expect to collect from their parents’ deaths. Most, of course, are not proud of this fact, but, all in all, they...
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PTSD in The Things They Carried
According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, about 20 out of 100 Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and 30 in 100 Veterans of the Vietnam War. PTSD, short for posttraumatic disorder, is an anxiety disorder that was first named in 1980 a few years aft...
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Analyzing On The Rainy River In The Things They Carried by Tim OBrien
“ On The Rainy River” is a chapter taken from the book “ The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien. In this reading the main character, also Tim O’Brien, is faced with a choice. During the summer of 1968 Tim graduates from college and shortly after receives a draft notice in the mail saying he will serve in Vietnam. Soon afte...
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Analyzing The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Nobody wants to be a coward. No matter where someone is from, how they are raised, or what they believe in, nobody ever wants to say they are scared of someone or something. Looking back throughout history, the greatest leaders, specifically war leaders have always demonstrated courage, confidence, power, and a lack of fear...
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Alienation in The Things They Carried and All Quiet on the Western Front
Introduction War’s effect on the United States World War I Vietnam War Information Synopsis and comparison of All Quiet on the Western Front and The Things They Carried Conclusion Characters who were alienated in The Things They Carried Characters who were alienated in All Quiet on the Western Front Comparison of t...
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Analysis of The Things They Carried
Tim O'Brien's ``The Things They Carried'' is not a story about the
Vietnam war, but about some soldiers and the things they carry as their
platoon moves through their area of operation during the Vietnam War. As
the soldiers go through their missions in the Vietnam War, these
soldiers carry a wide variety of things that can...
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An Analysis of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are
Joining the Wild Things And when he came to the place where the wild things are they roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws. Throughout life, a person makes very significant changes. Within the first five years of life, a child has lea...
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An Analysis of From Little Things, Big Things Grow, an Article by Faye Ginsburg
Cultural Activism
In our society we have the convenience of technology--computers, television (the media, film, and video), and other means of communication with the general public. Our society has developed ways to convey ideas and beliefs through the use of technology. In other parts of the world, there are still some soc...
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The Important Things in Our Lives
Everywhere we go we are confronted by things that are important- but to who? What's important to me may not be important to you. We can ask ourselves what's important, but what does that really mean? Does it mean that what we consider important may not really be important in the big scheme of things? Maybe we're not importa...
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A Literary Analysis of Women in Things Fall Apart by Achebe
Women in Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" Women in Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart was published in 1958 and is the seminal African novel in English. Although there are others, none are as influential, not only in African literature, but in literature around the...
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The Things in My Life That I Can Save or Sacrifice
What was that noise that woke me from sleeping? I catch the distinct scent of smoke and follow the smell to the kitchen, where I find that the coffee maker has exploded. The fire is spreading fast, swiftly crawling and swirling up the thick curtains and wood paneling in our kitchen. I know there is not much time before the...
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