Monday, March 16, 2020
The United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Africa essays United Nations Peacekeeping is based on the principle that an impartial presence of the United Nations (UN) on the ground can ease tensions and allow negotiated solutions in a conflict situation. Known widely as "blue helmets" or "blue berets," United Nations peacekeepers have patrolled buffer zones between hostile parties, monitored ceasefires, and helped defuse local conflicts, allowing the search for enduring political settlements to continue (UN Peacekeeping, Preface). Recent years have, however, seen major changes in the number and nature of conflicts brought before the UN. The post-cold war period has been characterized by a proliferation of civil wars and other armed conflicts within States, which threaten regional, national, and international peace and security. In response to the changing nature of global conflict, the role of UN Peacekeeping, too, has evolved to a more complex operation involving military, civilian police, and other civilian personnel. With a mandate to help create political institutions and broaden their base, the UN today works alongside governments, non-governmental organizations, and local citizen's groups to provide emergency relief, demobilize former fighters and reintegrate them into society, clear mines, organize and conduct elections and promote sustainable developmental practices (UN Peacekeeping, An Evolving Technique). Currently, the one continent where UN Peacekeeping operates extensively is Africa given the increasing number of inter and intra-state conflicts in that part of the world. Indeed, the extent of the troubles in Africa is evidenced by the fact that "the security council's schedule for March will be dominated by African issues, especially efforts to guarantee stability in the western part of the continent." (UN News Center, Mar. 2004) Africa occupying center stage with the UN Security Council is not surprising given i...
Saturday, February 29, 2020
A Study Of The Superiority Of Man Over The Environment As Depicted In Never Cry Wolf Man over Nature? In Never Cry Wolf Ootek tells Farley a legend that links man, wolves, and caribou in a perfectly balanced, continuos, natural cycle. Nevertheless, the whole novel uncovers the sad truth that man has altered this unique cycle and its own denial of it threatens to destroy it. This theme, suggests the idea that man, although being a part of nature, has abused the power that was granted to him only to have a better life at the expense of other living beings. In Ooteks tale, man is clearly referred as a superior being who plays the main role in nature. For example, the woman in the story and her sons, which in a way represent humanity, are given the caribou as a gift from the gods, a gift that would supply all their needs. so the sons of the Woman hunted well, and they were fed and clothed and had good skins to live in, all from the caribou (Mowat 84). In the same way, nature has provided humanity entirely with all its needs in a way where it can coexist harmonically with the living things around it. People, in a somewhat self-centric way, have viciously transformed the natural world for their own good in order to supply themselves with superficial things. Nevertheless, though hominids basically make nature work for their profit, they too form a part of it. On the other hand, man has surpassed its use of nature and has begun to destroy the delicate cycle it forms. No one can deny, how civilization has basically stripped jungles, polluted air and water, exterminated species and contaminated the land. The human beings have lost complete respect for nature and will probably have to face the consequences. It is incongruent to think that exploiting a planet will not end up harming all the living things that coexist together in it. In Never Cry Wolf, hunters face the problem of having few caribou to hunt. They immediately blame the wolves of being monstrous and obnoxious beats who savagely devour deer, and never stop to consider the possibility that this problem might be caused by their own addiction to make money by over killing animals. my predecessor supplied the Minister with an explanation of this situation in which it was his contention that there were fewer deer because the hunters had increased to the point where they outnumbered the deer about five to one. He was promptly shouted down by Members howling Liar! and Wolf-lover! (Mowat 9) The hunters in the story also lost respect for nature and the vital role the wolf plays in the life of the caribou. They decide to exterminate it. Slowly but surely, the lack of wolves will alter the caribou-wolf cycle by allowing the caribou population to grow weak and sick; this will eventually have repercussions on man himself. It could now be concluded, that man, as well as the hunters in Never Cry Wolf, have abused nature and have not tried to give something back by contributing to the circle of life. Because the discrimination against wolves, it cause an extensive rumor, numerous rumors, and several lies. Evidently the denial of this situation will soon backfire on man. This would bring out the question: why can man not look over his shoulder and care for others if this means caring for himself? It is now up to the future generations to become responsible for nature and give something back for all it has been taken from it.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
How Do Infrastructures Sape Cultures of Consumption - Essay Example This essay stresses that the government of a country provides Infrastructure Services like Transport, Water & Electricity to promote well being of the citizens and hence will be committed to subsidize the cost to the consumers in order to make them reachable to the most unprivileged in the society. However, it needs to be clearly communicated that Infrastructure Services resulting in consumption of natural resources (like water) that is of utmost environmental importance should not be treated as a product which can be availed as per personal choice without any commitment to the larger community & the environment. The consumers would have to be educated on the bigger picture such that they assume larger accountabilities of preservation of the natural resources thus helping in reducing wastage. This can be done by promoting products & services that help in waste reduction without compromising on the day to day lifestyle goals of the individuals. Moreover the services are allowed to be controlled by non-profit organizations such that the cause of environment protection is higher on agenda than the revenues from services. This paper makes a conclusion that the design of end user utility services in large buildings & households should be done in such a way that manual avenues of saving natural resources (like water) should be provided along with signage or short instructions rather than controlling wastage through automatic means. Human behaviour would override the automatic systems more often thus resulting in more wastage than conservation.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Histone Deacetylase Sirtuin 1 - Essay Example A comparison was then made of the methylated genes at different stages for their commonality and uniqueness in order to find the pattern across the stages of LUAD. Validation and ranking of the patterns for their significance were made using literature evidence. Consequently, the ranked patterns were later analyzed as potential targets of LUAD. Limitations of the study were also identified including lack of laboratory validation of identified targets and availability of information on TCGA. A number of results were obtained through table analysis. After the assessment, it was observed that the highest number of significant DNA methylated genes were found in stage III and the least in stage I. Upon reviewing the table which listed the common significant DNA methylated genes across and between stages it was found that sampled 10 genes it was found that the three most hypermethylated genes were found to be in stage III. The rest of the genes that were hypomethylated were distributed acr oss stage II and I, with the least hypomethylated in stage I. The above hypermethylated and hypomethylated genes were further analyzed with respect to their methylation inside and outside of the CpG islands. Ã¢â¬Å"It was identified that hypermethylated genes in Stages I and III and hypomethylated genes in Stage II were mostly identified in TRUE CpG sitesÃ¢â¬ ( Yang et. al. 37256). When network construction and analysis was done it was found that a greater degree of interaction existed within the significant DNA methylated genes.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
The Lawyer embraces life and does everything in his power to help his fellow man. This is what I see in this individual. Herman Melville's short story " Bartleby the Scrivener, A Story of Wall Street" is one in which the main character is virtuous by nature. The Lawyer is so tolerant of Turkey and Nipper's unusual behaviors that he showers them with kindness. His kind nature is tested even further by Bartleby's behavior. It seems perfectly obvious that the Lawyer goes out of his way to be sensitive to Bartleby's needs. The Lawyer at first allows Bartleby to hold off performing certain duties and then from all duties. Soon the Lawyer allows his office to become Bartleby's sleeping quarters and then even invites Bartleby to live with him at his own house. The Lawyer tries to be a true Christian throughout the story and is very understanding and compassionate to those around him. Here is a man whose goal is the well being of his friends in the office. Turkey at sunrise would be calm and hard working. It is in the afternoon that he is reckless when handling the Lawyer's papers. The Lawyer describes him, "In the morning, one might say, his face was of a fine florid hue, but after twelve o'clock, meridian-his dinner hour-it blaze like a grate full of Christmas coals" (Melville 452). So as not to cause any problems, the Lawyer decides not to give his "important papers" to him in the afternoon ...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
We were married at sunset. Some might not consider that an auspicious time, but for me, it was a perfect compromise. I had wanted to be married in the daytime, outdoors, with sunlight streaming everywhere. Seeing as Cody and Peter wanted to attend, however, the sun presented a little difficulty. And since Peter had essentially acted as wedding coordinator for me, it seemed kind of mean to exclude him. So, we held the ceremony at sunset, and the vampires were able to show up for the reception the instant the sun sank below the horizon. The wedding was held on the grounds of a beachfront resort on Puget Sound. We stood on a grassy hill, facing west toward the water. It was high summer, and everything was bathed in orange and gold. The bridesmaids (all Mortensen girls) wore red dresses that looked as though they'd been designed with the sunset in mind and carried white clusters of stephanotis. Our only nod to decorations was an ivy-strewn arch that the officiant stood in front of. With so much beauty around us, nothing else had seemed necessary. I repeated my vows while holding Seth's hands. Each word I spoke was infinitely powerful, and yet I wouldn't really remember any of them until later. For those minutes, my whole world was focused on his face, on the amber gold of his eyes and the way the light played off his hair. Love burned within me and between us, making everything else a fog of indistinct details. There was only Seth and me. Me and Seth. There was a dreamlike quality to it all. The moments seemed suspended in time. And yet, afterward, when I looked back, it was as though the entire ceremony had taken place in the blink of an eye. We had a couple hundred people who had gathered to watch us. They all rose from their folding chairs and clapped when we kissed, and I found myself unable to stop grinning when I looked out into that sea of happy faces. The reception was held on the same grounds, just a little ways from the ceremony. We'd gone to a bit more work with the decorations here. The tables were draped with white linens and bedecked with flowers and candles that created little twinkles of light in the evening shadows. Large torches were set up along the boundaries as well, their flames flicking rapidly as wind picked up from the water. A jazz band set up nearby and began to play, providing background music for dinner. They had a space for dancing afterward too, though I didn't dance nearly as much as I'd expected to at my wedding. There were too many people to see, too many people to thank for their support. So Seth and I walked around hand in hand, going from group to group of those we loved. Ã¢â¬Å"I knew those Asiatic lilies would be a good call,Ã¢â¬ Peter told us conspiratorially, admiring one of the table arrangements. Ã¢â¬Å"The Oriental ones are bigger, but I feel like these complement the roses so much better.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You're a regular flower whisperer,Ã¢â¬ said Hugh, knocking back a drink. He held up his glass to Seth and me in a mock toast. Ã¢â¬Å"Honestly, your best bit of planning was the open bar.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Because it certainly wasn't the band,Ã¢â¬ remarked Doug, strolling over to where my little group was standing. Ã¢â¬Å"Geez, Kincaid Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬ He paused and reconsidered. Ã¢â¬Å"Geez, Mortensens, why didn't you hire me? Nocturnal Admission could've totally rocked this place out.Ã¢â¬ I smiled, happy that Doug had come. I honestly hadn't been sure if he would. Ã¢â¬Å"Because I wouldn't want to burden you guys with the strain of playing family-friendly music for three hours.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Very considerate,Ã¢â¬ he said. He glanced around, nodding grudgingly. Ã¢â¬Å"Aside from that Ã¢â¬â and the fact that the bridesmaids are all under eighteen Ã¢â¬â I gotta admit, you put on a pretty good spread.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Thank you,Ã¢â¬ Peter and I said in unison. Ã¢â¬Å"I kind of agree with Doug about the band,Ã¢â¬ said Cody. Ã¢â¬Å"I asked them if they'd play Ã¢â¬ËThe Chicken Dance,' and they said no.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I could've done a bitchin' cover of that,Ã¢â¬ said Doug solemnly. Ã¢â¬Å"It's not so much a failing on the band's part as it was a request of ours to not play it,Ã¢â¬ said Seth. Ã¢â¬Å"Sad,Ã¢â¬ said Doug. He slung an arm around Cody. Ã¢â¬Å"Want to go make a bar run with me?Ã¢â¬ When Cody nodded, Doug glanced at the rest of us. Ã¢â¬Å"Refill anyone?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No, thanks,Ã¢â¬ I said. Doug shook his head. Ã¢â¬Å"Married for an hour, and you're already picking up his good habits.Ã¢â¬ He and Cody walked off, having an intense discussion about Ã¢â¬Å"The Chicken Dance,Ã¢â¬ judging from their pantomimes. I leaned my head against Seth, content with everything and everyone in the world. Ã¢â¬Å"You did a beautiful job, Peter,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Seriously. It all turned out great.Ã¢â¬ Considering how underappreciated Peter always felt, I would've expected him to revel in the praise, but he actually turned modest. Ã¢â¬Å"Ah, well. You guys are the main attraction. I just provided the Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å" He stopped speaking, and as one, he and Hugh glanced off beyond the edge of the torches, into the darkness. Ã¢â¬Å"What is it?Ã¢â¬ I asked. They exchanged looks. Ã¢â¬Å"Carter,Ã¢â¬ said Peter. I followed their gaze, unable to see anything beyond the lit perimeter. It had been very easy to become human again, but there were still a few things I had trouble shaking. The loss of my immortal senses was one. Even now, it was weird to be standing with Peter and Hugh and not feel them. Their night vision was no better than mine Ã¢â¬â well, actually, I supposed Peter's was Ã¢â¬â but it wasn't their eyes that had alerted them to Carter's presence. Ã¢â¬Å"I think he wants to see you,Ã¢â¬ said Hugh gently. I stared off at where they indicated, uncertain what should I do. Ã¢â¬Å"Go,Ã¢â¬ said Seth softly. Ã¢â¬Å"You should talk to him.Ã¢â¬ I looked up at him, into those eyes so full of love, and forgot about Carter for the space of heartbeat. It was still too unbelievable to accept sometimes that this was my life, that Seth was my husband. I pressed my lips to his in a quick kiss. Ã¢â¬Å"I'll be right back,Ã¢â¬ I said. I picked my way through my guests, finding it difficult not to stop and talk to the many well-wishers. When I was out of the safety of the tents and tables, the wind hit me, whipping my hair and veil around and playing with my skirts. My dress had a sweetheart neckline and full skirt with many tiers and layers. I'd wanted a princess dress for my wedding day and had gotten one, though it made this walk a little awkward. I soon spotted Carter, standing so perfectly still among some trees that he might have been one. Ã¢â¬Å"Mrs. Mortensen,Ã¢â¬ he greeted me, when I reached him. Ã¢â¬Å"Congratulations.Ã¢â¬ He wore worn gray suit pants, a longsleeved white shirt with the first couple buttons open, and loosely knotted gray and pink silk tie. A jacket matched the pants and looked like it was two sizes too big. I nodded in approval. Ã¢â¬Å"Nice of you to dress up,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"I don't think I've ever seen you in anything so formal.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I should've checked with Peter to find out your colors,Ã¢â¬ said Carter, running a hand through his hair. It didn't look like it had been brushed for the occasion. Ã¢â¬Å"Sorry if I clash.Ã¢â¬ I smiled. Ã¢â¬Å"You look great. Thank you for coming.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Well,Ã¢â¬ he said. Ã¢â¬Å"We left off kind of abruptly.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"That we did,Ã¢â¬ I murmured. This was the first time I'd seen him since the trial. Ã¢â¬Å"Jerome's not with you?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No. You won't be seeing him anymore. Well.Ã¢â¬ Carter paused a moment. Ã¢â¬Å"Let's just say, I hope you won't be seeing him anymore.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I plan on staying off Hell's radar,Ã¢â¬ I said honestly. He nodded, turning serious. Ã¢â¬Å"That's good. That's kind of why I'm here. I've got two gifts for you. Gifts of information.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You were checking my registry,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"How sweet.Ã¢â¬ We didn't have much light, but I swore, I could see his gray eyes twinkle. Ã¢â¬Å"You said you'll stay off their radar, but believe me, they're going to still have their eyes on you. Hell doesn't lose many souls the way they lost yours. If they can get it back, they will. They'll try. I know how close you are to them. . . .Ã¢â¬ His gaze drifted back toward the reception. Ã¢â¬Å"To Hugh, Peter, and Cody. But it'd be better for you Ã¢â¬â and for them Ã¢â¬â if you stayed away from them. If you moved away from them, to someplace where you don't know any of the local immortals.Ã¢â¬ I stared in astonishment. Ã¢â¬Å"Are you saying one of them might try to get my soul? They're my friends.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I know, I know. And I don't think they would, exactly, but it's an ugly position for them to be in. You should really think about leaving Seattle. You'll make it easier on everyone if you just remove that temptation.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I love Seattle,Ã¢â¬ I said, turning back to look across the dark water. Ã¢â¬Å"But I love Seth more. I'll talk to him. Andrea's been doing better, so we can go. I don't know where, but we'll figure it out.Ã¢â¬ I sighed and looked back at him. Ã¢â¬Å"Is your other piece of information less depressing?Ã¢â¬ The smile reappeared on his lips. Ã¢â¬Å"Yes. It's a big secret.Ã¢â¬ He leaned toward me and said in a stage whisper, Ã¢â¬Å"You're going to have a baby in December.Ã¢â¬ A matching smile came over me. Ã¢â¬Å"That's no secret. Not to me, at least.Ã¢â¬ Seth and I had known for a little while and had decided to keep it under wraps until after the wedding. We weren't going to be able to hide it much longer. I was three months pregnant, and without shape-shifting, I was subject to the rules of nature. It was a wonder I still fit in this dress. Ã¢â¬Å"Okay,Ã¢â¬ said Carter. Ã¢â¬Å"Then try this: it's a girl.Ã¢â¬ I felt my smile grow. Ã¢â¬Å"That I didn't know.Ã¢â¬ Or did I? A sudden flashback to the dream Nyx had shown me played through my mind. I hadn't thought about it in a very long time. Why did I need to? I was living my own dream. But in a flash, I saw it again, me holding a small girl as we waited outside for her father to come home. And it was snowingÃ¢â¬ ¦. You should really think about leaving Seattle. Ã¢â¬Å"What are you thinking?Ã¢â¬ asked Carter, studying me. Ã¢â¬Å"I'm thinking there might be a short list of places I'll be moving to.Ã¢â¬ I shivered, both from the cold and the memories, and he draped his worn suit jacket over my bare shoulders. Ã¢â¬Å"I'm moving too,Ã¢â¬ he told me. I blinked away from my memories. Ã¢â¬Å"You are? Where? Why?Ã¢â¬ He chose to answer the last one. Ã¢â¬Å"Because my job here is done. Time to go on to another.Ã¢â¬ It took me a moment to follow. Ã¢â¬Å"You don't mean . . . I was your assignment? I'm why you came to Seattle?Ã¢â¬ He answered with a shrug. Ã¢â¬Å"But . . . no,Ã¢â¬ I protested. Ã¢â¬Å"There must be other things you do here, right? Other angelic tasks?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Weren't you enough?Ã¢â¬ he teased. I was still in disbelief. Carter had been in Seattle for as many years as me. Surely there must have been more to it. Admittedly, no one in Hell ever really understood how the angels worked on their assignments. They didn't have the same level of micromanaging as my former employees. Ã¢â¬Å"I'm just one person. One soul. All your work and energy . . . I mean, it can't all have been just for one soul. An angel can't be solely dedicated to that.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Well,Ã¢â¬ he said, clearly enjoying my confusion. Ã¢â¬Å"It was actually for two souls, since you and Seth were both saved. But even if it wasn't, it still would've been worth it. Do you know the price of one soul, Georgina? It's beyond rubies and diamonds, beyond any mortal reckoning. If it had taken me centuries, if it had taken a dozen more angels to help me, it all would have been worth it.Ã¢â¬ I lowered my head, feeling tears come to my eyes. I thought about how often I'd disparaged Carter, how many times I'd scoffed at the silly, hard-drinking persona he put on. Yet, no matter how much I dismissed him, Carter had always been there in the background, always showing interest in Seth and me. He'd protected me and given me advice, and I spent most of my time mocking him. Ã¢â¬Å"I'm not worthy of that,Ã¢â¬ I said. I might be human now, but I understood how powerful a heavenly creature Carter was. Ã¢â¬Å"I don't deserve that much regard.Ã¢â¬ He reached out and tipped my chin up. Ã¢â¬Å"You do, Georgina. And if you don't believe me now, then strive to be. Live your life. Be kind. Love those you know. Love those you don't know. Be worthy of your soul.Ã¢â¬ A tear escaped, rolling down my cheek and probably messing up my mortal mascara. Ã¢â¬Å"Thank you, Carter. Thank you for everything.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"There's nothing to thank me for,Ã¢â¬ he replied. With a sigh, he glanced up at the starry night. Ã¢â¬Å"I should be going. And your guests are probably looking for you. I'm sure they've been banging on glasses with their spoons this entire time.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Wait Ã¢â¬â before you go . . .Ã¢â¬ I hesitated. Carter had already told me so much, but I had to know one other thing. Ã¢â¬Å"What happened to Roman? Is he dead?Ã¢â¬ Carter's amused expression faded. Ã¢â¬Å"Ah. I don't know.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Carter Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å" Ã¢â¬Å"I mean it,Ã¢â¬ he said. Ã¢â¬Å"That's the straightest answer you'll ever get from an angel. I don't know. I don't think his outcome was good, but I don't know for sure.Ã¢â¬ I swallowed back more tears. Ã¢â¬Å"He shouldn't have gone.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"It was his choice, Georgina. He wanted to make a point to Heaven and Hell . . . that, and well, there's more. He did it out of love, and that's no small thing. A sacrifice born of love is almost as powerful a thing as a redeemed soul. Both of them are blows to Hell.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I wish . . . I wish I could've said good-bye. Told him how grateful I am.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I think he knows,Ã¢â¬ said Carter. Ã¢â¬Å"I think he knew exactly what he was getting into and deemed it worthwhile. The best way to thank him now is to do what I said. Live your life to its fullest. Take care of your husband and daughter, and let your soul shine.Ã¢â¬ I nodded. Ã¢â¬Å"I will. Thank you.Ã¢â¬ I almost asked about Yasmine too but had a feeling the answer would be the same: she'd made her decision. I could only be responsible for my fate, not everyone else's. Ã¢â¬Å"Bless you, daughter of man,Ã¢â¬ Carter said, his eyes luminous and almost silver now. He leaned down and kissed my forehead. I closed my eyes and caught my breath. His lips were both burning hot and icy cold. A sense of peace and power flooded me, and for a moment, it was as though I were right on the edge of comprehending all the beauty in the world. I opened my eyes. He was gone. I stood alone on the windswept hill, with the moon starting to shine on the water. In the distance, I heard the laughter and chatter of those I loved and sensed the warmth they held. Picking up my skirts, still wearing Carter's jacket over my shoulders, I headed off toward my husband and the rest of my life, off to be worthy of my soul.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Youngil Yoon Professor Virginia Shirley English 300W 08 October 2013 Harold did not Ruin her Suicide In 1997, the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress selected the movie, Ã¢â¬Å"Harold and Maude Ã¢â¬Å"by Hal Ashby, 1971, for preservation for being Ã¢â¬Å"culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.Ã¢â¬ 1 This movie was dealt with black comedy and, at the same time, romance that leaves uncertainties in the ending which was significant at that time because it was unusual for Hollywood films making vague endings where the viewers expected solid happy endings or has clear noticeable thriller at the end. Not surprisingly, the last scene from the movie, where, the protagonist, Harold, throws himself off the cliff and weirdly comes outÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Furthermore, she mentioned when Harold and she were talking about the funerals that, Ã¢â¬Å"TheyÃ¢â¬â¢re such fun. Burials and births. The end to the beginning and the beginning to the end,Ã¢â¬ which clearly shows how she is not affected by normal human emotions and death is something that can be fun and absolutely natural to her.9 In addition, when she told Harold that she took the pills, she mentioned, Ã¢â¬Å"I am happy, Harold. Ecstatically happy. I couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t imagine a lovelier farewell,Ã¢â¬ which, of course, an expression of happiness about her decisions and she did not even show any pities or sadness towards Harold.10 She goes on saying that, Ã¢â¬Å"Harold, we begin to die as soon as we are born. What is so strange about death? ItÃ¢â¬â¢s part of life,Ã¢â¬ which can be, with no doubt, a sign of her firmness and it supports the idea that her suicide plan was firm and unbreakable.11 Lastly, when she said, Ã¢â¬Å"itÃ¢â¬â¢s been all such funÃ¢â¬ at the end, it concludes that there were no hard feelings and Maude was happily embracing her death without thinking about Harold. 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