Monday, January 20, 2020

Human Nature Explored in Robert Louis Stevensons Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hy

Human Nature Explored in Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Stevenson gives the impression that human nature is a constant battle between good and evil. His upbringing as a Calvinist has had a big impact on how he sees human nature and how it is portrayed in the book .It is a very complex view of human nature, as Stevenson doesn’t see anybody as particularly evil or good, more which impulses of human nature are overwhelming the body. Human nature in the book has many contradictory points in the novel. For instance, Dr.Jekyll is the most contradictory character in the novel, because of Mr.Hyde being in the equation. Dr.Jekyll is the kind and good side of the two. Mr.Hyde is the nasty and evil side of the two. He shows contradictions in other characters too, like Mr.Enfield ...

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Chapter 34 Priori Incantatem

Wormtail approached Harry, who scrambled to find his feet, to support his own weight before the ropes were untied. Wormtail raised his new silver hand, pulled out the wad of material gagging Harry, and then, with one swipe, cut through the bonds tying Harry to the gravestone. There was a split second, perhaps, when Harry might have considered running for it, but his injured leg shook under him as he stood on the overgrown grave, as the Death Eaters closed ranks, forming a tighter circle around him and Voldemort, so that the gaps where the missing Death Eaters should have stood were filled. Wormtail walked out of the circle to the place where Cedric's body lay and returned with Harry's wand, which he thrust roughly into Harry's hand without looking at him. Then Wormtail resumed his place in the circle of watching Death Eaters. â€Å"You have been taught how to duel. Harry Potter?† said Voldemort softly, his red eyes glinting through the darkness. At these words Harry remembered, as though from a former life, the dueling club at Hogwarts he had attended briefly two years ago†¦.All he had learned there was the Disarming Spell, â€Å"Expelliarmus†Ã¢â‚¬ ¦and what use would it be to deprive Voldemort of his wand, even if he could, when he was surrounded by Death Eaters, outnumbered by at least thirty to one? He had never learned anything that could possibly fit him for this. He knew he was facing the thing against which Moody had always warned†¦the unblockable Avada Kedavra curse – and Voldemort was right – his mother was not here to die for him this time†¦.He was quite unprotected†¦. â€Å"We bow to each other. Harry,† said Voldemort, bending a little, but keeping his snakelike face upturned to Harry. â€Å"Come, the niceties must be observed†¦.Dumbledore would like you to show manners†¦.Bow to death, Harry†¦.† The Death Eaters were laughing again. Voldemort's lipless mouth was smiling. Harry did not bow. He was not going to let Voldemort play with him before killing him†¦he was not going to give him that satisfaction†¦. â€Å"I said, bow,† Voldemort said, raising his wand – and Harry felt his spine curve as though a huge, invisible hand were bending him ruthlessly forward, and the Death Eaters laughed harder than ever. â€Å"Very good,† said Voldemort softly, and as he raised his wand the pressure bearing down upon Harry lifted too. â€Å"And now you face me, like a man†¦straight-backed and proud, the way your father died†¦. â€Å"And now – we duel.† Voldemort raised his wand, and before Harry could do anything to defend himself, before he could even move, he had been hit again by the Cruciatus Curse. The pain was so intense, so all-consuming, that he no longer knew where he was†¦.White-hot knives were piercing every inch of his skin, his head was surely going to burst with pain, he was screaming more loudly than he'd ever screamed in his life – And then it stopped. Harry rolled over and scrambled to his feet; he was shaking as uncontrollably as Wormtail had done when his hand had been cut off; he staggered sideways into the wall of watching Death Eaters, and they pushed him away, back toward Voldemort. â€Å"A little break,† said Voldemort, the slit-like nostrils dilating with excitement, â€Å"a little pause†¦That hurt, didn't it. Harry? You don't want me to do that again, do you?† Harry didn't answer. He was going to die like Cedric, those pitiless red eyes were telling him so†¦he was going to die, and there was nothing he could do about it†¦but he wasn't going to play along. He wasn't going to obey Voldemort†¦he wasn't going to beg†¦. â€Å"I asked you whether you want me to do that again,† said Voldemort softly. â€Å"Answer me! Imperio!† And Harry felt, for the third time in his life, the sensation that his mind had been wiped of all thought†¦.Ah, it was bliss, not to think, it was as though he were floating, dreaming†¦just answer no†¦say no†¦just answer no†¦. I will not, said a stronger voice, in the back of his head, I won't answer†¦. Just answer no†¦. I won't do it, I won't say it†¦. Just answer no†¦. â€Å"I WON'T!† And these words burst from Harry's mouth; they echoed through the graveyard, and the dream state was lifted as suddenly as though cold water had been thrown over him – back rushed the aches that the Cruciatus Curse had left all over his body – back rushed the realization of where he was, and what he was facing†¦. â€Å"You won't?† said Voldemort quietly, and the Death Eaters were not laughing now. â€Å"You won't say no? Harry, obedience is a virtue I need to teach you before you die†¦.Perhaps another little dose of pain?† Voldemort raised his wand, but this time Harry was ready; with the reflexes born of his Quidditch training, he flung himself sideways onto the ground; he rolled behind the marble headstone of Voldemort's father, and he heard it crack as the curse missed him. â€Å"We are not playing hide-and-seek, Harry,† said Voldemort's soft, cold voice, drawing nearer, as the Death Eaters laughed. â€Å"You cannot hide from me. Does this mean you are tired of our duel? Does this mean that you would prefer me to finish it now, Harry? Come out, Harry†¦come out and play, then†¦it will be quick†¦it might even be painless†¦I would not know†¦I have never died†¦.† Harry crouched behind the headstone and knew the end had come. There was no hope†¦no help to be had. And as he heard Voldemort draw nearer still, he knew one thing only, and it was beyond fear or reason: He was not going to die crouching here like a child playing hide-and-seek; he was not going to die kneeling at Voldemort's feet†¦he was going to die upright like his father, and he was going to die trying to defend himself, even if no defense was possible†¦. Before Voldemort could stick his snakelike face around the headstone. Harry stood up†¦he gripped his wand tightly in his hand, thrust it out in front of him, and threw himself around the headstone, facing Voldemort. Voldemort was ready. As Harry shouted, â€Å"Expelliarmus!† Voldemort cried, â€Å"Avada Kedavra!† A jet of green light issued from Voldemort's wand just as a jet of red light blasted from Harry's – they met in midair – and suddenly Harry's wand was vibrating as though an electric charge were surging through it; his hand seized up around it; he couldn't have released it if he'd wanted to – and a narrow beam of light connected the two wands, neither red nor green, but bright, deep gold. Harry, following the beam with his astonished gaze, saw that Voldemort's long white fingers too were gripping a wand that was shaking and vibrating. And then – nothing could have prepared Harry for this – he felt his feet lift from the ground. He and Voldemort were both being raised into the air, their wands still connected by that thread of shimmering golden light. They glided away from the tombstone of Voldemort's father and then came to rest on a patch of ground that was clear and free of graves†¦.The Death Eaters were shouting; they were asking Voldemort for instructions; they were closing in, reforming the circle around Harry and Voldemort, the snake slithering at their heels, some of them drawing their wands – The golden thread connecting Harry and Voldemort splintered; though the wands remained connected, a thousand more beams arced high over Harry and Voldemort, crisscrossing all around them, until they were enclosed in a golden, dome-shaped web, a cage of light, beyond which the Death Eaters circled like jackals, their cries strangely muffled now†¦. â€Å"Do nothing!† Voldemort shrieked to the Death Eaters, and Harry saw his red eyes wide with astonishment at what was happening, saw him fighting to break the thread of light still connecting his wand with Harry's; Harry held onto his wand more tightly, with both hands, and the golden thread remained unbroken. â€Å"Do nothing unless I command you!† Voldemort shouted to the Death Eaters. And then an unearthly and beautiful sound filled the air†¦.It was coming from every thread of the light-spun web vibrating around Harry and Voldemort. It was a sound Harry recognized, though he had heard it only once before in his life: phoenix song. It was the sound of hope to Harry†¦the most beautiful and welcome thing he had ever heard in his life†¦.He felt as though the song were inside him instead of just around him†¦.It was the sound he connected with Dumbledore, and it was almost as though a friend were speaking in his ear†¦. Don't break the connection. I know. Harry told the music, I know I mustn't†¦but no sooner had he thought it, than the thing became much harder to do. His wand began to vibrate more powerfully than ever†¦and now the beam between him and Voldemort changed too†¦it was as though large beads of light were sliding up and down the thread connecting the wands – Harry felt his wand give a shudder under his hand as the light beads began to slide slowly and steadily his way†¦.The direction of the beams movement was now toward him, from Voldemort, and he felt his wand shudder angrily†¦. As the closest bead of light moved nearer to Harry's wand tip, the wood beneath his fingers grew so hot he feared it would burst into flame. The closer that bead moved, the harder Harry's wand vibrated; he was sure his wand would not survive contact with it; it felt as though it was about to shatter under his fingers – He concentrated every last particle of his mind upon forcing the bead back toward Voldemort, his ears full of phoenix song, his eyes furious, fixed†¦and slowly, very slowly, the beads quivered to a halt, and then, just as slowly, they began to move the other way†¦and it was Voldemort's wand that was vibrating extra-hard now†¦Voldemort who looked astonished, and almost fearful†¦. One of the beads of light was quivering, inches from the tip of Voldemort's wand. Harry didn't understand why he was doing it, didn't know what it might achieve†¦but he now concentrated as he had never done in his life on forcing that bead of light right back into Voldemort's wand†¦and slowly†¦very slowly†¦it moved along the golden thread†¦it trembled for a moment†¦and then it connected†¦. At once, Voldemort's wand began to emit echoing screams of pain†¦then – Voldemort's red eyes widened with shock – a dense, smoky hand flew out of the tip of it and vanished†¦the ghost of the hand he had made Wormtail†¦more shouts of pain†¦and then something much larger began to blossom from Voldemort's wand tip, a great, grayish something, that looked as though it were made of the solidest, densest smoke†¦.It was a head†¦now a chest and arms†¦the torso of Cedric Diggory. If ever Harry might have released his wand from shock, it would have been then, but instinct kept him clutching his wand tightly, so that the thread of golden light remained unbroken, even though the thick gray ghost of Cedric Diggory (was it a ghost? it looked so solid) emerged in its entirety from the end of Voldemort's wand, as though it were squeezing itself out of a very narrow tunnel†¦and this shade of Cedric stood up, and looked up and down the golden thread of light, and spoke. â€Å"Hold on. Harry,† it said. Its voice was distant and echoing. Harry looked at Voldemort†¦his wide red eyes were still shocked†¦he had no more expected this than Harry had†¦and, very dimly. Harry heard the frightened yells of the Death Eaters, prowling around the edges of the golden dome. More screams of pain from the wand†¦and then something else emerged from its tip†¦the dense shadow of a second head, quickly followed by arms and torso†¦an old man Harry had seen only in a dream was now pushing himself out of the end of the wand just as Cedric had done†¦and his ghost, or his shadow, or whatever it was, fell next to Cedric's, and surveyed Harry and Voldemort, and the golden web, and the connected wands, with mild surprise, leaning on his walking stick†¦. â€Å"He was a real wizard, then?† the old man said, his eyes on Voldemort. â€Å"Killed me, that one did†¦.You fight him, boy†¦.† But already, yet another head was emerging†¦and this head, gray as a smoky statue, was a woman's†¦.Harry, both arms shaking now as he fought to keep his wand still, saw her drop to the ground and straighten up like the others, staring†¦. The shadow of Bertha Jorkins surveyed the battle before her with wide eyes. â€Å"Don't let go, now!† she cried, and her voice echoed like Cedric's as though from very far away. â€Å"Don't let him get you, Harry – don't let go!† She and the other two shadowy figures began to pace around the inner walls of the golden web, while the Death Eaters flitted around the outside of it†¦and Voldemort's dead victims whispered as they circled the duelers, whispered words of encouragement to Harry, and hissed words Harry couldn't hear to Voldemort. And now another head was emerging from the tip of Voldemort's wand†¦and Harry knew when he saw it who it would be†¦he knew, as though he had expected it from the moment when Cedric had appeared from the wand†¦knew, because the man appearing was the one he'd thought of more than any other tonight†¦. The smoky shadow of a tall man with untidy hair fell to the ground as Bertha had done, straightened up, and looked at him†¦and Harry, his arms shaking madly now, looked back into the ghostly face of his father. â€Å"Your mother's coming†¦Ã¢â‚¬  he said quietly. â€Å"She wants to see you†¦it will be all right†¦hold on†¦.† And she came†¦first her head, then her body†¦a young woman with long hair, the smoky, shadowy form of Lily Potter blossomed from the end of Voldemort's wand, fell to the ground, and straightened like her husband. She walked close to Harry, looking down at him, and she spoke in the same distant, echoing voice as the others, but quietly, so that Voldemort, his face now livid with fear as his victims prowled around him, could not hear†¦. â€Å"When the connection is broken, we will linger for only moments†¦but we will give you time†¦you must get to the Portkey, it will return you to Hogwarts†¦do you understand, Harry?† â€Å"Yes,† Harry gasped, fighting now to keep a hold on his wand, which was slipping and sliding beneath his fingers. â€Å"Harry†¦Ã¢â‚¬  whispered the figure of Cedric, â€Å"take my body back, will you? Take my body back to my parents,†¦Ã¢â‚¬  â€Å"I will,† said Harry, his face screwed up with the effort of holding the wand. â€Å"Do it now,† whispered his father's voice, â€Å"be ready to run†¦do it now†¦.† â€Å"NOW!† Harry yelled; he didn't think he could have held on for another moment anyway – he pulled his wand upward with an almighty wrench, and the golden thread broke; the cage of light vanished, the phoenix song died – but the shadowy figures of Voldemort's victims did not disappear – they were closing in upon Voldemort, shielding Harry from his gaze – And Harry ran as he had never run in his life, knocking two stunned Death Eaters aside as he passed; he zigzagged behind headstones, feeling their curses following him, hearing them hit the headstones – he was dodging curses and graves, pelting toward Cedric's body, no longer aware of the pain in his leg, his whole being concentrated on what he had to do – â€Å"Stun him!† he heard Voldemort scream. Ten feet from Cedric, Harry dived behind a marble angel to avoid the jets of red light and saw the tip of its wing shatter as the spells hit it. Gripping his wand more tightly, he dashed out from behind the angel – â€Å"Impedimenta!† he bellowed, pointing his wand wildly over his shoulder at the Death Eaters running at him. From a muffled yell, he thought he had stopped at least one of them, but there was no time to stop and look; he jumped over the cup and dived as he heard more wand blasts behind him; more jets of light flew over his head as he fell, stretching out his hand to grab Cedric's arm†¦ â€Å"Stand aside! I will kill him! He is mine!† shrieked Voldemort. Harry's hand had closed on Cedric's wrist; one tombstone stood between him and Voldemort, but Cedric was too heavy to carry, and the cup was out of reach – Voldemort's red eyes flamed in the darkness. Harry saw his mouth curl into a smile, saw him raise his wand. â€Å"Accio!† Harry yelled, pointing his wand at the Triwizard Cup. It flew into the air and soared toward him. Harry caught it by the handle – He heard Voldemort's scream of fury at the same moment that he felt the jerk behind his navel that meant the Portkey had worked – it was speeding him away in a whirl of wind and color, and Cedric along with him†¦.They were going back.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Potential Blockbuster Hyperkalemia Drug, And Mast...

This week examines significant developments from biotech companies AstraZeneca (AZN), Relypsa (RLYP), and Mast Therapeutics (MSTX). AZN deserves investor attention because on May 26th, 2016 the FDA rejected its potential blockbuster hyperkalemia drug, ZS-9, citing concerns over its pre-manufacturing process. More specifically, the FDA issued a complete response letter (CRL) and 483 form to AZN, which states a drug will not be approved in its current state, but does not require new clinical data for potential future approval. This came as a surprise to many who expected a smooth road to approval for ZS-9 after AZN purchased ZS Pharma for $2.7 billion last December. AZN shares were only down 1% as a result of the news, but competitor RLYP saw its shares jump ≈29%. Previously, a general market consensus had arisen that AZN would swoop in with a superior drug and claim most of the market for hyperkalemia, but with the FDA’s denial of ZS-9 that future looks murkier. This surp rising catalyst provides an excellent opportunity to interview an expert about the long term effect this will have on the hyperkalemia landscape and what the future looks like for both AZN and RLYP. MSTX warrants investor interest after their CEO announced they would be delaying the release of Phase 3 top-line data for EPIC (using vepoloxamer to treat sickle cell disease) by more than a month due to delays locking their patient dataset. Despite this announcement, MSTX’s stock price has risen more thanShow MoreRelatedImpact Of Biotechnology On The Stock s Potential1921 Words   |  8 Pagesbiotech companies AstraZeneca (AZN), Relypsa (RLYP), and Mast Therapeutics (MSTX) where recent FDA and management announcements have the potential to significantly impact the stock’s potential. In both scenarios below, speaking to an expert will help investors gain insights into these complex situations and perform fundamental diligence. AZN deserves investor attention as the FDA recently rejected its potential blockbuster hyperkalemia drug, ZS-9, citing concerns over its pre-manufacturing process

Friday, December 27, 2019

Understandings and Approaches to Human Trafficking in the...

In 2013, the ILO (International Labour Organization) reported the Middle East to be the primary destination for trafficking victims, as they calculated that there are around 600,000 forced labour victims within the region to date (13). This seemingly widespread issue of human trafficking within the Middle East has been subject to significant media coverage and global debate. There are three major elements at the centre of this debate: issues around the interpretations of the widely accepted UN’s Palermo Protocol’s definition of human trafficking, concerns in regards to the depictions of victims of human trafficking, and questions regarding what are the most effective strategies in preventing certain kinds of trafficking. As much of the†¦show more content†¦They also state that currently, â€Å"all countries of the Middle East have ratified the Palermo Protocol† (123). The protocol outlines 3 elements of trafficking – the act, the means, and the pu rpose – and defines human trafficking in Article 3, paragraph (a): (a) â€Å"Trafficking in persons† shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs (20) Mahdavi and Sargent in their article critique this definition in more depth, arguing that there is ambiguity within the definition to which they state â€Å"enabled multiple, selective, and contradictory understandings of what human trafficking does or does not entail† (13) and that it has â€Å"grossly misconstrued the true complexity and heterogeneity of the phenomenon of human trafficking in continuum of coercion/consent along which migration and labour occur† (15). 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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Characteristics Of A Gram Stain Essay - 1556 Words

A gram stain is a type of differential stain, which means it allows distinction of one cell from another based on differential staining properties. The most widely used differential stain in microbiology is the gram stain. This technique separates bacteria into two groups: gram positive and gram negative. These are based on differences of the structure of the cell wall. Gram-positive cells stain purple, due to their thick peptidoglycan cell wall. Gram-negative cells will stain pink due to their thin peptidoglycan layer surrounded by a cell membrane that will not hold the crystal violet stain. After completing four different gram stains on my unknown bacteria, I found that my organism was gram negative due to the cells staining pink. I also discovered that my bacterium was rod shaped, and was in the arrangement of single cells or pairs of cells. 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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

ICT Project Management Realistic Scenario

Question: Discuss about theICT Project Managementfor Realistic Scenario. Answer: Problem The main problem in this situation is poor relationships between project stakeholders (Jim and Nick). Jim is the middle manager who informs the management about the project progress while Nick is the project manager in his department. Poor relationships between Jim and Nick lead to communication problems and affect the progress of the problem. Realistic Scenario This case reflects a real situation that happen in many project teams. Often, members in a project team may conflict due to difference opinions or views. While conflict within the team is healthy, failure to manage can adversely affect the project. Unmanaged conflicts between team members lead to dysfunctional conflict which hampers communication in the team (Buss, 2011). As a result, relationships between team members worsen creating an uncooperative setting where each member sticks to his or her opinion hence the project fails. Good Project Manager Based on the facts presented in the scenario, Nick is a poor project manager. An effective project manager is a good communicator, problem-solver, and focuses on ensuring optimal productivity to meet project objectives. Nick Carson is a poor project manager who cannot effectively communicate with project stakeholders and forge relationships to ensure objectives are met. Instead of resolving relationship issues with Jim, Nick fails to communicate with him creating an unconducive environment for the project. Senior Management Action Plan The senior management in the company should have focused on forging positive relationships between Jim and Nick. The management should have called the two to a project stakeholders meeting to resolve their differences. Both Jim and Nick could have expressed their divergent issues to indicate their position on the project. Based on this, the management would have forged a positive relationship the two and align their goals to focus on meeting the objectives of the project. Effective Project Manager For Nick to be a good project manager, he could have focused on forging relationships with every project stakeholder including Jim. This would have helped in establishing clear communication channels vital in the project. Additionally, he could have communicated with Jim to resolve their differences and align their efforts to make the project a success. Project charter for the ICT project. Project Title: School Information system Project Date of Authorization: January 1 Project Start Date: January 1 Project Finish Date: March 21 Key Schedule Milestones Complete development of the system prototype by Feb 21 Finish system testing by March 1 Budget Information: The firm has allocated a budget of $100,000 to cover the costs incurred in the project. Majority of the project costs will be the human resources required in developing and testing the system. Other costs will be incurred by resources required in the project such as testing tools and server environment. Project Manager: James Watson Project objectives: The project outcome will be a distributed system that can simultaneously run in different machines and support school operations such as processing student data and giving reports. The system will support easy input and retrieval of data and integrate security features to only allow authorized users to access the student information. Overall, the system developed will that offer the school information management functionality to store, process, and retrieve student information. Main Project Success Criteria: The end result of the project is a system that meets the expectations and needs of the school. The system will be approved by the project owner after it is tested and validated by end-users. Approach: Recruit team members with knowledge and expertise in programming and information security standards Within 3 days, develop a work breakdown structure, project scope, and Gantt chart detailing project tasks and the roles of the team members Acquire PCs and IDE tools vital in system development Hold daily meetings with the team to review the progress Hold weekly meetings with the project sponsor to inform and review the project progress Conduct software testing after development and test functionality after deployment Roles and Responsibilities Name Role Position James Watson Project Manager Manager Paul Smith Team Member System Designer Jane King Team Member Database Designer John Paul Team Member Programmer Peris Eliot Team Member Tester Work Breakdown Structure Gantt Chart Please list down all tasks that fall under the critical path for this project There are various project tasks that will affect the project schedule if delayed. These project tasks include: Requirement gatherings Design Database Software design Interface Design Develop System Modules Integrate System Modules Perform Integration testing Install Software Training Please show proves that you have participated thru online discussion between your partners. Please CC your email to me, the stakeholder Re: Student Information System Project Update Hello Sir, I wanted to give you an overview of the project progress: Currently, 75% of the project milestones have been achieved. All the project objectives in the project planning and design phase have been achieved 50% of the milestones in the development phase have been realized. The project team has started testing phase which will be completed once system modules are integrated. We are currently tracking 5 unresolved bugs via our bug log. 2 of the bug logs have been marked as high priority and our team is focusing on resolving them. Also, the bug log has 2 feature additions which are will be approved. We have just completed developing system modules for each functionality of the system and well be uploading the latest work to the test server for your review within 6 days. The next milestone we are aiming to achieve is integrating system modules into one system and testing the system functionality. We are aiming at achieving this objective by the end of next week (Feb 9). The project team is waiting to receive test student data from the examinations department. Without the data, the system will be deployed but some components may not process the data. Kindly contact me if you have any questions or issues. I will be happy to take you through the progress of the project and answer you as best I can. James Watson (Project Manager) References Buss, H. (2011). Controlling conflict costs: the business case of conflict management.Journal of the International Ombudsman Association,4(1), 54-62.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Why the Homeless Must Vote Essay Example For Students

Why the Homeless Must Vote Essay You held out your hand and said you needed helping. They gave you a pathetic look and kept on stepping. The acrid rain came down and it soaked up into your shoes. You thought you had pneumonia, but it was the homeless blues. You had not voted when you had a home. We will write a custom essay on Why the Homeless Must Vote specifically for you for only $16.38 $13.9/page Order now You had not voted when you had a job. You did not vote when domestic violence was not a problem. You did not vote when the house was not on fire. And surely you did not vote when you were out of your head on drugs and alcohol. Would you be concerned, and would anything have been different if you had been a registered voter, and had voted? When you heard someone say, it can happen to any one of use, would you have thought that they could have been talking about your future? For a multitude of reasons, both legitimate and illegitimate, any one of us can again become homeless. With that concern in mind, the issues and positions of the homeless should be more immediate in the need for your attention. That concern should dictate that you not take for granted the duties of a citizen, and not have to rely on the kindness of strangers, nor be dependent on those who perhaps did vote. To vote is to use the greatest weapon a citizen has at his disposal in a democracy. To vote is to fight that corner of apathy in our communities, our institutions, in our homes and in the homes that we once had. To register to vote, and vote, by homeless people is a tool that was not always afforded the indigent, and some of the harsh realities of needing certain kinds of assistance is profoundly significant, in that you are in the eye of the storm at the moment, you can see with clarity the needs. And in the aftermath of the storm you will have a perspective of the legislation and the legislators who understand your plight now, and the same concerns of those who may need services after you. The homeless need to align themselves with those who have an interest in the homeless at heart, and vote accordingly. To not register to vote, and to not vote does a great disservice to those who have died getting and defending the right of homeless people to vote and truly take their rightful place in the affairs of those who have homes. Bibliography nothing to cite .personal essay . Why the Homeless Must Vote Essay Example For Students Why the Homeless Must Vote Essay You held out your hand and said you needed helping. They gave you a pathetic look and The acrid rain came down and it soaked up into your shoes. You thought you had pneumonia, but it was the homeless blues. You had not voted when you had a home. You had not voted when you had a job. You did not vote when domestic violence was not a problem. You did not vote when the house was not on fire. And surely you did not vote when you were out of your head on drugs and alcohol. Would you be concerned, and would anything have been different if you had been a registered voter, and had voted? When you heard someone say, it can happen to any one of use, would you have thought that they could have been talking about your For a multitude of reasons, both legitimate and illegitimate, any one of us can again become homeless. With that concern in mind, the issues and positions of the homeless should be more immediate in the need for your attention. That concern should dictate that you not take for granted the duties of a citizen, and not have to rely on the kindness of strangers, nor be dependent on those who perhaps did vote. We will write a custom essay on Why the Homeless Must Vote specifically for you for only $16.38 $13.9/page Order now To vote is to use the greatest weapon a citizen has at his disposal in a democracy. To vote is to fight that corner of apathy in our communities, our institutions, in our homes and in To register to vote, and vote, by homeless people is a tool that was not always afforded the indigent, and some of the harsh realities of needing certain kinds of assistance is profoundly significant, in that you are in the eye of the storm at the moment, you can see with clarity the needs. And in the aftermath of the storm you will have a perspective of the legislation and the legislators who understand your plight now, and the same concerns of those who may need services after you. The homeless need to align themselves with those who have an interest in the homeless at heart, and vote accordingly. To not register to vote, and to not vote does a great disservice to those who have died getting and defending the right of homeless people to vote and truly take their rightful place in the affairs of Bibliography: none .