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Erkin’s Forest Gump and Captain Jack Sparrow Essay :)

There are several personality types. People who have different characteristic show dissimilar

behavior and attitude. For a better explanation of this topic we can compare two different

personality types. Exemplarily, let’s say one of the our personality type Forrest Gump who

is a movie character. Another example as you know Captan Jack Sparrow who is movie

Allthough Forrest Gump has low intelligence level, he still successful person. First off all

the movie character has a loyal personality type. Forrest Gump who has calm and reliable

characteristic. Forrest Gump also succeed a lot of big event even if he didn’t realize all of the

Second personal type is Captan Jack Sparrow who is a charismatic person. We can say for

this movie character has unrespectful and unreliable chracacter. Jack Sparrow is one of the

best examples for sympathetic and outgoing person. Eventhough Captan Jack Sparrow is

unreliable person, he achieved his reach.

As a result people who have different personality types and characteristic can reach their

point. One Turkish proverb say that ‘Even your five fingers have different sizes’ that’s why

there are millions of people in the world.

ERKİN

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Abdullah’s Myth/legend Essay :)

Ancient American Culture

 

Since the American continent was found, many cultures have existed on it  and left some heritage that reminds us with them. some cultures have already disappeared, and some are still seen at some parts of this continent. One of those surviving cultures is the Indian American culture, also known as Native Americans. This specific culture is considered the most noticeable, and is still presented through festivals and museums all  over the states. Indian Americans have been known with the unique lifestyle, customs and beliefs that they had. Some aspects of their lifestyle will be presented briefly in this essay.

First, history of wars. During the seventeenth century, native Americans have had several wars with Europeans that lasted for decades, trying to survive and maintain their land from invasion of Europeans. One of the legendary warriors they had was Crazy Horse. He was a warrior and leader of a tribe named Lakota Sioux. He was famous of his magnificent battle skills and was the one who has made lots of efforts to preserve Native American traditions and way of life. Native Americans had also some unique collections of hand-made weapons such as small axes and arrowheads that were first made and used by them, not only for wars, but also for hunting animals.

Second, customs and beliefs. One of the things they were famous of was having a medicine man. This was a unique concept that existed in all Native American tribes. Each tribe used to have some certain holy men known as Maya Shamans who were regarded as priests for them. Those holy people would perform some superstitious rituals for the purpose of healing patients from any illness. Another inseparable part of the Native American concept was the Totem Animal. They believed that each human being has a certain animal such as a tiger or a wolf or some other noble beast. Also, sand painting was a noticeable part of their customs. This kind of art used to be conducted with colored sand during ceremonies of harvests as well as healing patients.  

Third, celebrations. Dancing was one of the main symbolic practices of Native Indians. One of the most popular dances was the Pow Wow in which they dance around the sacred circle. These dances would be performed on various occasions. For example there would be a big traditional dance celebration every time warriors would come back victorious from their battles.  These dances were basically practical demonstrations of how the fighting took place in the battle ground, so they had to perform those dances to show gratefulness and happiness of what they have achieved.

To conclude this, Indian Americans have had a long history of fighting, whether fighting each other or fighting white people,i.e, Europeans, using simple weapons that are always developed. In addition, they had their own beliefs and customs such as the medicine men and Totem animals that live inside of every human as they have believed. Finally, every culture has its own way of celebration and the Pow Wow dance was the most common performance for Native Americans mainly to show pride and respect to each other.

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Erkin’s Personality Essay :)

There are several personality types. People who have different characteristic show dissimilar

behavior and attitude. For a better explanation of this topic we can compare two different

personality types. Exemplarily, let’s say one of the our personality type Forrest Gump who

is a movie character. Another example as you know Captan Jack Sparrow who is movie

Allthough Forrest Gump has low intelligence level, he still successful person. First off all

the movie character has a loyal personality type. Forrest Gump who has calm and reliable

characteristic. Forrest Gump also succeed a lot of big event even if he didn’t realize all of the

Second personal type is Captan Jack Sparrow who is a charismatic person. We can say for

this movie character has unrespectful and unreliable chracacter. Jack Sparrow is one of the

best examples for sympathetic and outgoing person. Eventhough Captan Jack Sparrow is

unreliable person, he achieved his reach.

As a result people who have different personality types and characteristic can reach their

point. One Turkish proverb say that ‘Even your five fingers have different sizes’ that’s why

there are millions of people in the  world.

                                                                                                                                        ERKİN

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Mohammed’s critical essay :)

 Internal war between citizens in the United States of America, resulting killing, violence, hat, and madness all because of the drug trafficking.

> In the early 1960’s a form of gang was originated by the two names of Bloods and Crips, in Los Angeles, and what does it take to stop Bloods and Crips from killing each other, and their logo’s are by what they wear, Red is for Bloods and Blue is Crips.

> This violence of teen agers that has been wondering around both east and west coast for a long period of time, which resulted in killing each other and couldn’t be stopped. It made me wonder if they all had hearts that pump blood and mercy inside their souls?

> I don’t know if it has brought friends and brothers who were killed a very long time ago. Meanwhile, if u dig a little deep, you’ll find all of this violence is because of drugs soled out in the streets. I believe if I was a member in any of these two gangs either Bloods or Crips and saw anyone wearing either any of the colors, Blue or Red, I am supposed to fight him and kill him for no reason. What would happen if he wasn’t neither Bloods nor Crips, am I going to say, “My bad, I thought he was a gang member”, or claim the color of what he was wearing.

> Both subgroups were probably with out jobs, the streets were their jobs. All they had in mind and in consideration is, one bye one, most likely, an eye for an eye. Drugs created them and created the hate inside their hearts. Police men tried the best they could do to stop this violence and hate but its very hard to do so.

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Beisy’s Personality Essay :)

When people think about to make a compare or contrast of something or someone, not always is easy to prepare, why? Because people don’t know the details so deep. All the information is based on opinions or articles already red it. In this case, my compare and contrast essay is about two known characters, famous and remembered: Jack Sparrow and Forestr Gomp.

Capitan Jack Sparrow, a  pirate who nobody respects, because he’s that kind of person who doesn’t care anything, also he is a thief and impolite. He has all the negatives things, but his actions and his funny personality makes him a lovely and special character. In his town, even the pirates don’t accept him but his behavior make him look charming.

Forrest Gump, the most special person I’ve ever seen in the big screen. He is a loyal person, very polite and educated. His behavior is a little strange compared with other people but it doesn’t see him like an important person.

Both characters, Jack Sparrow and Forrest Gump despite their great differences became important in his films and make history in their movies. Two kind of personalities completely different but their main idea of the movies were enjoy and entertaining the public, and I think they did it.

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Karine’s Personality Essay :)

Yang and Kepner – Completely Different Women

 

The primetime ABC series Greys Anatomy, is one of the American favorite medical drama

 

that combines a group of surgeons with different personalities which completes each other. “Shonda

 

Rhimes, the series creator, thought it would be interesting to create a show about smart women

 

competing against one another”.

 

personality and professional skills are Cristina Yang and April Kepner.

 

Although, both grow up with stable families their life history are completely different: Cristina

 

Yang is a city girl, born and raised in Beverly Hills, California by a Korean mother and Jewish

 

stepfather and April Kepner is a farm girl, born and raised in Columbus, Ohio by strictly Catholics

 

parents. Even though, Yang was raised in Jewish religion, she is a “strong atheist and only believes

 

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The two competitive female character most different life history,

 

. Oppositely, Kepner has a close relationship with God and even made a vow of chastity.

 

In terms of personality, they are truly unlike. The robot Cristina Yang “values logic and

 

practical thinking above emotional reasoning”.

 

who do not likes to be touched by anyone, especially in her emotional moments, however, she is

 

struggling to become more friendly and compassionate. In contrast, Kepner started has fragile,

 

anxious and insecure woman but now she is becoming more confident. The ability to reading people

 

is one of her the best qualities, still has problem to filter what she says, gets panics under pressure

 

and be “very emotional over little things.”

 

In professional field, the perfectionist Dr. Yang has the best surgical skills. Besides, “Cristina

 

is incredibly focused and driven and is always excited about the chance to scrub in on a surgery.”

 

In a different way, the idealistic Dr. Kepner is a trauma surgeon, more focused on organization and

 

administrative issues: qualities that help her to achieve the intern chief position. Also, throw her

 

catholic faith, she always like to pray for her patients before going into surgery.

 

The mix of opposite personalities of characters such as Cristina Yang and April Kepner,

 

fighting one another for surgeries but still fit each one, on the main work team of surgeon of Seattle

 

Grace, despite their differences in life history, personality and professional skills, is why it turns the

 

series so especial do see it.

 

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She is a “cold, cut-throat and hardcore”

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey’s_Anatomy

 

http://greysanatomy.wikia.com/wiki/Cristina_Yang

 

http://greysanatomy.wikia.com/wiki/April_Kepner

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