Essays Tagged: "second chance"

Les Miserablesy by Victor Hugo: Jean Valjean, An Angel in hell...

Jean Valjean, enters the novel as a thief, having spent nineteen years in prison. He is given this second chance by M. Myriel, a prominent bishop, who offers Jean Valjean food and lodging, and by doi ... rs have nearly killed her. However, Jean Valjean offers to take her away and acts as an angel for a second time, this time in a place that seems like hell. In fact, he is described as being from heave ...

(5 pages) 54 0 3.6 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Toil and Trouble. Speaks of the US welfare

rm bill, he said 'Today, we are taking a historic chance to make welfare what it was meant to be: a second chance, not a way of life.' Welfare was designed to give a boost to the poor-to help struggli ...

(3 pages) 97 0 2.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays


t in August 1990 after only twenty-one months in office, is the only Pakistani leader to be given a second chance at ruling (Newberg 19). On October 6, 1993 a general election was held in Pakistan. Th ...

(5 pages) 126 1 3.9 Nov/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

How the Internet is a black hole that sucks it's victims into isolationism

social magnet, sucking its victims away from real life. For these people, the Internet is almost a second chance at a so-called "failed social life." The Net is a rapidly growing social pit that lure ...

(4 pages) 120 1 3.8 Aug/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Effects of Family Structure of Origin on Offspring Cohabitation Duration

If these children do marry and it ends in failure than they are much less likely to give marriage a second chance. When divorce is compared to death, it is said to be a more devastating on the childre ...

(3 pages) 98 0 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Capital punishment-death penalty

o kill someone for killing someone else. They would also argue that the criminals should be given a second chance to turn their lives around. The death penalty should be used more often to slow down c ... he rest of their lives, but that would cost way too much money. They argue that everyone deserves a second chance but why would you give someone a second chance to kill someone again. I feel that ever ...

(6 pages) 54 0 3.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

The Grapes of Wrath-the Biblical Symbols

for masses of people, and as a sacrificial figure whose death would offer man a new beginning and a second chance. Jum Casy is such a figure in the novel. You can't miss his eye-catching initials--J.C ... , not humas anymore, a voice out of the ground." Twice Casy is described as glowing with light, the second time, just before he is killed, he is said to be "That shiny bastard." Another symbol is that ...

(8 pages) 133 1 4.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

What are Charter Schools and why are they so unique?

parent's proposals and demands, whether it's a gifted program for a special needs child or a usual second chance curriculum, of having their children succeed and achieve more in a healthier environme ... such micromanagement allows charter schools to deliver programs tailored to educational excellence.Secondly, where did charter schools come from? The charter school theory is actually a 200 year old ...

(3 pages) 100 0 2.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education


unishment will be failing the copied assignment. Many mayargue that the individual should receive a second chance to rewrite the assignment. But I believethat the individual should only receive that c ... nment. Formany, knowing the first consequence of receiving an "F" is enough to avoid plagiarism.The second and most serious punishment for plagiarism is the expulsion from the school.This for many may ...

(2 pages) 174 3 4.1 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Embryo Reasearch Debate

ential to save lives, where as an average office worker would not be able to bring good in that way.Secondly, some people might have inflicted the failure on themselves, despite prior warnings. In the ... a vital organ more than him.This idea is based on religion itself. The fact that you are allowed a second chance but not a third or fourth chance. When we are meant to go to heaven we will be judged ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Restorative and Community Justice

y. Restorative justice is an alternative to corrections for non-violent offenders and offers them a second chance. These non-violent offenders would work in closely monitored community projects and pr ... ity to voice their feelings and concerns. These types of programs also allow the offender to have a second chance and is an alternative to going through the criminal justice system. Some other positiv ...

(4 pages) 214 0 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Review on Scarface - Anniversary Edition (Widescreen)

for after Frank sank to his knees and kissed the shoes of Tony pleading for his life, begging for a second chance, crying to be saved, and Manny dutifully puts one into Frank. Tony then turns his atte ... orker, loyal, Cuban exile, with beads of sweat on his face, which the camera ponders for about five seconds. Then we see Tony's face for a few moments - "Want a job?" he says, knowing that either way, ...

(1 pages) 24 0 1.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

to the ones you asked years ago, or have your struggles evolved over the years?Mitch Albom had that second chance that many of us don't get. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man' ...

(2 pages) 145 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

This is a letter to the editor of a newspaper. It argues about ex-offenders getting a second chance at work. ;-) Enjoy!

ting a letter in reference and response to the February seventeenth editorial "Ex-offenders deserve second chance" by Tom Andrzejewski that appeared in the Plain Dealer. I think that Tom is only chipp ...

(2 pages) 74 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Youth Sentencing in Queensland, Audtralia

policy that where possible attempts to keep them out of jails and detention centres and give them a second chance in society.1.1 Explanation of key termsThe state identifies a child to be under the ag ...

(9 pages) 46 1 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What is welfare? a Helping hand or a handout?

rm bill, he said "Today, we are taking a historic chance to make welfare what it was meant to be: a second chance, not a way of life." Welfare was designed to give a boost to the poor-to help struggli ...

(3 pages) 120 2 4.7 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Politicians

The last resquest of a repentant man.

fe than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world.I firmly believe that when I have a second chance to return to this world I will live my life in a far different way from how I have liv ...

(1 pages) 14 0 1.4 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Qualities of Kingship within "The Edicts of Ashoka"

f forgiveness. The King believes that a person who wrongs him can be forgiven and be able to take a second chance at life ( Nikam & Mckeon p28). He has the power to forgive but also to punish. Pun ...

(1 pages) 1774 0 1.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Arguments for the death penalty (No specific objectives)

make a difference, but how many times did we think it helped and it didn't? Should there even be a second chance for murderers like the ones mentioned later in this essay?To understand why there is a ...

(4 pages) 25 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

The morality of Capital Punishment

ence was commuted to life when the Supreme Court halted executions in 1972. Receiving an undeserved second chance, Massie was paroled, but eight months later robbed and murdered businessman Boris Naum ... (Bedau 2). Bedau points out that, nearly two hundred years ago, the distinction between first- and second-degree murders was established in order to make the classification of homicides deserving the ...

(8 pages) 55 1 1.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty