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Beowulf

Beowulf

In the epic ?Beowulf?, Grendel is the wicked and naturally sinful character. The tale includes a few key elements which give the reader the impression that he is evil. The epic initially shows Grendel?s malevolence through his own actions and portrayals. The next is the depiction of Grendel?s menacing environment and surroundings. And lastly, biblical references in ?Beowulf? notify you that Grendel is born into iniquity, and is not entirely liable for his immorality.
One way that the epic describes that Grendel is evil, is through his actions, thoughts, and description. This is also established at the launch of the story. As ?Beowulf? begins, Grendel grows impatient, as people are rejoicing in Herot day by day. The only justification that one can develop about why such happiness angers Grendel, is that he?s evil. The tale also tells us that Herot?s happiness is about to end because, “The monster stirred, that demon, that fiend, Grendel. ” By describing him using words associated with sin, the author also associates Grendel with wickedness. The author also shows us how impious Grendel is through his actions, such as going into Herot and slaughtering thirty sleeping warriors.

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Jupiter

Jupiter

Introduction
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in Earth?s sky. The Sun is the brightest followed by the Moon and Venus. Jupiter is more than three times brighter than Sirius, the brightest star. Due to its prominence in the sky, the Romans named the planet for their chief god, Jupiter. Jupiter has a pearly color with bands of pastel browns and blues. Reta Beebe (2000) states Jupiter emits strong radio waves at many frequencies. Jupiter has a magnetic field that is, a surrounding area of magnetic force. Jupiter acts like a giant magnet Jupiter?s orbit of the Sun at is an average distance of 480 million miles. This orbit is about five times the distance from the Earth to the Sun. Jupiter?s year, or the time it takes to complete an orbit about the Sun, is equal to approximately twelve Earth years. Jupiter?s day, or the time it takes to rotate on its axis, is about 9.9 hours, which is less than half an Earth day.
History
McKay, Hill, Buckler, and Ebrey, (2000) states in 1610, Italian

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Compare And Contast

Compare And Contast

Since the early 1900?s hockey has been around. The main piece of equipment in hockey is the stick. In the beginning there was only one type of stick, the wooden one, but as time has progressed science has made sticks available in many different types of composites. The choice of the pros and other players has changed over the years with all the different varieties of sticks. They chose their stick mainly with what feels good and what is light.
There are four main types of sticks now, the traditional wooden stick, which is all one piece, the aluminum stick, the fiberglass, and the sticks made of two or more composites, which are just the shafts or the part you hold on to.
The wooden hockey stick has been around from the beginning. It is made from cedar or white ash, and can be light or heavy, depending on the type of wood used. The wooden stick is a very popular stick because of its durability and its price. Many of the people that used wooden sticks growing up prefer them to the newer models, just for the fact that there comfortable with them, and

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Beowulf

Beowulf

Beowulf?s epic is the story of a great Pagan warrior who is known for his strength, courage and dignity but unlike Gilgamesh and Sir Gawain, Beowulf does not start off well known. While Beowulf is in Geatland, where he is the king of the Geats, he hears of King Hrothgar?s struggle with Grendle in Denmark. Grendle, the pagan monster who lives in the swamplands, is terrorizing the Danes every night, killing them and easily defeating their efforts to fight back. Inspired by the challenge, Beowulf travels to Denmark with fourteen Geats to help Hrothgar defeat Grendle. Hrothgar accepts Beowulf?s offer and holds a feast for him where he boasts about his accomplishments and his strength. At this point

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Kevlar

Kevlar

Using Kevlar in a Dangerous World
During the heat of battle, the knight clad with chain-mail armor was hit multiple times with the enemy?s swords, but managed to be unscathed. Throughout history, people have found certain materials that provide protection from weapons, and aid in construction, but none of them compare to the benefits offered by Kevlar.
Stephanie Kwolek, a Dupont Chemist, created Kevlar in 1965 while mixing petrochemicals. The purpose of her experiment was to find a better fiber for radial tires, not to create a fiber for bulletproof vests. She soon realized this new fiber which she created was five times stronger than steel. The man who found Kevlar useful in bulletproof vests was Joe Rivers. He was a fellow colleague of Stephanie Kwolek (?Newsweek,? 1997). Kevlar has been such a success

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College Football

College Football

Some people feel that college football should go to a playoff type post season. Currently, college football uses a system known as the Bowl Championship Series. The Bowl Championship Series is an attempt to create a national champion with out having an actual playoff. It was created by the six major conferences. They use a rating system to figure out what teams should be in the National Championship at the end of the season. There are currently four bowls used in the system: Rose, Sugar, Orange and Fiesta. One of these four bowl games will be the National Championship game on a rotating basis.
This is why some people feel that college football should go to a playoff type post season. Not all teams are eligible for the bowl games based on how they got rated during the season. Depending on how strong their division was and how many games they won.
A playoff season would consists of all teams playing out the regular season, the teams with the best recorded in the division would go to the playoffs and compete for the chance to play in the bowl game.

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Beowulf

Beowulf

Beowulf-the three divisions

The epic poem, Beowulf, is composed of three main divisions, and they each possess their own significance toward the outcome of the hero?s life. Each division of the poem contains a battle or struggle in which Beowulf had to overcome insurmountable odds if order to obtain victory. As Beowulf conquered his enemies, he became a distinguished hero, and was known throughout the world for his bravery and courage.
The first main division begins on line 86, where we begin to learn about Hrothgar?s struggles with Grendel, ?a powerful demon, a prowler through the dark ? a fiend from hell.? It ends on line 1250 after Hrothgar rewards Beowulf for saving Heorot from the monster?s constant night attacks. In this first division, Beowulf proves himself as a great warrior to Hrothgar, and gains the respect of the Danes. It is significant because it establishes a background of Beowulf for the reader, as well as, demonstrating his characteristics in battle.
The second main division begins with the vengeful night attack from Grendel?s mother, and the killing of one of Hrothgar?s head mentors, Aeschere. Once again Beowulf is ready to battle with a great monster in order to

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Impact Of Antibiotics

Impact Of Antibiotics

After watching the video ?Modern Marvels: Antibiotics? and reading the article ?The End of Antibiotics?, I have realized that antibiotics have in fact become a liability to human health in the twenty-first century. There are many advantages and disadvantages to the invention of penicillin and other antibiotic medicines.
There are numerous rewards to the discovery of penicillin. In 1421, penicillin was used for the first time to save someone?s life. Before penicillin was developed, the person would have been left to die because the doctors knew they didn?t have any cures for bacteria infections. On average, 150 million perceptions are written a year for penicillin. With the use of penicillin as a meditation, it added 10 years to everyone?s life expectancy. This medicine transformed everyday culture. Penicillin became the number one antibiotic because it is able to kill infections without causing side effects. It is also able to increase productivity of farm animals.
Even though

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College B-ball

College B-ball

With dreams of becoming a starter for her college basketball team, Beth trained harder than ever the summer entering her sophomore year. She hadn?t played as much as she would have liked her freshmen year and her coach had mentioned that if she could become a better runner and loose some body fat, she had a chance to start the next year. She needed to be thinner and be able to run up and down the floor with the rest of the girls.
During the summer, Beth trained twice a day. She was determined to start, to impress the coach. It was almost an obsession to her. At six in the morning Beth ran 3-4 miles, jumped rope for 20 minutes and did abdominal exercises. Keep in mind, she did all of this extraneous exercise on an empty stomach hoping to burn excess calories and body fat. She only wanted lean muscle, no flabby skin. On her way out the door to work, Beth finally grabbed a small bite to eat: yogurt (fat-free), a piece of fruit, and a bottle of water. When she got off work in the afternoons, Beth rushed to the gym to lift weights, go through

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Beowulf

Beowulf

Every epic hero possesses certain heroic characteristics. The epic poem Beowulf describes the most heroic man of the Anglo-Saxon times. Beowulf is the hero. He shows that he is a great man by always putting other things before his own needs. He is important and needed by his people and is known by many as a strong, courageous and a helpful person. He shows all of the qualities and traits that a true hero possesses.
Beowulf, like other epic heroes, possesses the following heroic qualities: epic heroes are superhuman types of beings. They show great bravery, intelligence, strength and resourcefulness. They have a strong admiration for the values of their society. They are dominant male figures and suffer severe pain, but in the end, they conquer evil. Beowulf encompasses all of these traits of an epic hero, and more.
Analyzing Beowulf?s three battles, one can easily see Beowulf?s heroic characteristics prevail. The battle with Grendel, Grendel?s mother, and the dragon display an array of heroism expressed by Beowulf.
One characteristic of heroism is that a hero performs outrageous and sometimes superhuman deeds. Beowulf is a prime example of this type of hero. He volunteers himself to fight Grendel and when

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