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Cuban Swimmer (1984) -- an Abusive rainer-Athlete Relationship
You're papi's got everything under control, understand?"(Sanchez-Scott, 1984, p. 913) he proud young athlete who is mentored by a devoted coach is a common cliches in sports stories. "Hispanic-Americans use athletic skills to propel themselves into the mainstream of middle- class life in this country. It's a traditional theme. he basic plot was advanced long ago in such plays as Clifford Odets's 'Golden Boy,' and since then, in scores of films, books and movies, members of ethnic groups have moved out of the slums." (Mitgang, 1984) However, in the play "he Cuban Swimmer," such a conventions is turned on its head. he play highlights the potential abuses of the athlete and coach relationship by contrasting the young heroine's poetic and triumphant efforts with the crass desire of her trainer for media exposure. Her trainer is motivated by his own needs, not by….

Cuban Swimmer
Got Jokes?

Milcha Sanchez-Scott's play, "The Cuban Swimmer," contains a great deal of comedy. Although most of the humor in this play is intended by the author, some of it is not and lends itself to a form of entertainment that is somewhat unsophisticated in nature. However, most of the play is quite farcical, if not outright satirical, and therefore primarily provokes an emotional response of laughter. Although such laughter may have been intended by the author, the overall effect of the comedic work makes it fairly difficult to lend any significant credence to its themes as being of high literary standards.

One of the most entertaining parts of this dramatic work occurs in scene two when Margarita and her family garner the attention of a broadcast helicopter which is monitoring her progress in a swimming competition. Although Margarita's family is initially flattered and delighted at the attention which they've earned,….

It's all the fault, she decided,... Of these absurd class distinctions."
Mansfield blatantly shows us the indifferent heartlessness that the wealthy feel toward the poor, when Laura wants to stop the garden party out of respect for a worker who has died on the road outside their gate:

Oh, Laura!" Jose began to be seriously annoyed. "If you're going to stop a band playing every time some one has an accident, you'll lead a very strenuous life. I'm every bit as sorry about it as you. I feel just as sympathetic." Her eyes hardened. She looked at her sister just as she used to when they were little and fighting together. "You won't bring a drunken workman back to life by being sentimental," she said softly.

Jose (short for Josephine) is heartless, and, of course, a "strenuous" life is a most disagreeable thought for those who live in leisure, if we are….

Roger Smith, a quite competent swimmer, is out for a leisurely stroll. During the course of his walk he passes by a deserted pier from which a teenage boy who apparently cannot swim has fallen into the water. The boy is screaming for help. Smith recognizes that there is absolutely no danger to himself if he jumps in to save the boy; he could easily succeed if he tried. Nevertheless, he chooses to ignore the boy's cries. The water is cold and he doesn't want to get his good clothes wet. "Why should I inconvenience myself for this kid," Smith says to himself, and passes on.
Did Smith do anything wrong? Explain. What aspects of this situation would have to be different for you to conclude otherwise?

Yes, I can support an assertion Smith did something wrong, from the way the question is asked, and the evidence provided. Metaethics reveals Roger….

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Despite this apparent contempt, Frank does in fact desperately want to fit in with the happy crowd he suggests he otherwise despises, but April recognizes his hypocrisy as well as her own miserable lot in suburbia and takes her own life as a consequence. After April commits suicide, Frank's frantic reaction is not unlike the running part of the trip taken by Ned Merrill to reach a home that was no longer there, but the suburbia described by Yates is no place for such tragies. In this regard, Yates portrays suburbia as a hiding place from the real world that exists outside, all plastic and tinsel with little real substance:

The evolutionary Hill Estates had not been designed to accommodate a tragedy. Even at night, as if on purpose, the development held no looming shadows and no gaunt silhouettes. It was invincibly cheerful, a toyland of white and pastel houses whose….

Young 'so Gifted'so Old
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As with Lawrence's young protagonist, the burden of excellence becomes too great, and the girl feels she cannot provide for her family -- intellectually, rather than financially. The metaphor of the boy's rocking horse, endlessly rocking back and forth to churn out the names of winners in maddening repetition becomes transformed, in "Suicide Note," into another kind of repetitive metaphor, that of failed flight. The boy, who should have rode on a real horse into his future becomes locked in childhood, madness, and misery, trapped by the adult-sized needs of his family, and the girl, who should have sailed confidently into adulthood dies a failed attempt at flying. The girl is endlessly flapping her invisible wings to take flight but sinks to her death as she jumps to her demise, trying and failing to fly for real. The anonymous speaker of the poem is an adolescent, unlike Lawrence's child, and….

Tyler Cheever
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Limiting as Well as the Creative Capacity of Mental Illness in Literature
Anne Tyler's the Accidental Tourist and John Cheever's "The Swimmer"

Mental illness in many works of fictional and non-fictional literature is often portrayed as a kind of wellspring of creativity for the sufferer of the illness. However, even in many works of literature, mental illness is also shown as potentially crippling to the sufferer and those whom are close to the sufferer. This eviscerating honesty is seen in Anne Tyler's The Accidental Tourist as well as depiction of the central character of John Cheever's "The Swimmer." Both illustrate this principle that mental illness is an illness, not a 'gift' as it is sentimentally portrayed. Rather than experiencing glorious and creative highs of mania, or experiencing a form suffering that gives the soul an additional insight into the human condition, both Tyler's and Cheever's protagonists' life experiences are ultimately limited….

Laura, "The Garden Party," respond Neddy's cross country swim "The Swimmer." Please underline thesis statement blue Please underline topic sentences orange Please underline transitional words red Please underline quote introductions green.
Katherine Mansfield's short story "The Garden Party" and John Cheever's short story "The Swimmer" both go at presenting readers with ideas related to upper class feelings toward society in general. Although the both belong to the upper class, the protagonists in the two short stories have different understandings of life and they take on different attitudes when they are provided with the chance to put across their sentiments toward individuals who are of a lower social status. In contrast to Neddy, the protagonist in "The Swimmer," Laura, the central character in "The Garden Party," appears to be better acquainted with the importance of being human and would likely criticize the former on account of his conceited nature with regard….

" His use of alcohol only enforces his incapability to distinguish between what is real and what is memory. It seems as though every stop represents a moment in Ned's life that he chose to ignore, oblivious to the fact that it might interfere and disturb the course of life. He does not recognize what people are telling him, nor does he find himself on the same length with them, and he feels the journey has exhausted him more than he expected. As he finally reaches his home, he is bewildered not to find anything nor anyone there, as if the house were deserted. This is what constitutes the reality of the story, that Ned's life had been broken down by his incapacity to change his demeanor and to realize what was really going on. That people were reminding him of financial issues, that he seemed to like alcohol a….

85 grams per 1 kilogram of protein intake is recommended (chilling 2008). Protein intake in this amount is not normally a problem for high school athletes, however female athletes tend to have a harder time making decisions for proper protein nutrition due to the perception that the additional calories will affect their body image (Elliott et al. 2008).
A proper balance of protein and carbohydrates is essential to performing at peak swimming condition, thus some athletes have turned to protein supplements and recovery drinks as ways of hitting their targeted intake levels (Hoffman et al. 2007; Petroczi et al. 2008; Rees 2007). Protein recovery drinks for post-workout recovery are a fairly benign source of protein for high school athletes, however in the critical stage of adolescent development it is vitally important that high school athletes maintain proper nutrition with whole foods prior to turning to supplements (Johnson 2008). Oftentimes the proper….

Biomechanical Principles
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Biomechanical Priciples
Biomechanical Principles

Biomechanics is the study of mechanical and physics principles in relation to motion in sports. Every sport has its biomechanical theories and each one is specialized to that particular skill with equations derived from Newtonian physics and knowledge of the human body and its capabilities. When combined and properly practiced, biomechanics can improve an athletes overall performance, making the athlete superior to their competitors.

The freestyle arm-pull in swimming is a precise study in the art of biomechanics introduced for an efficient result. It is an established fact that water is 773 times as dense as air and 55 times as viscous (Miller, 1975). What this means is that planning an efficient stroke in water is going to require greater strategy than planning an efficient stroke in air. The primary factors that go into creating the ideal stroke in swimming are vectors, motion, force, work, and power.

Vectors

The primary vectors….

, 1999). In many areas of the country this may be very accurate.
Another problem that comes into the picture where obesity in children is concerned is that many parents must work very long hours today to pay bills and have money for what their family needs (Mokdad, et al., 1999). ecause of this, many children are latchkey kids and are not watched as closely by their parents as they used to be (Mokdad, et al., 1999). Children used to come home from school and go and play with others, but many now live in neighborhoods where this is unsafe or where there are no children their age so they remain inside watching TV or playing video games and snacking on whatever is available (Mokdad, et al., 1999).

If there is healthy food in the house this is often not a problem, but many households are full of potato chips, candy, soda,….

Special Interest
Hobby: Swimming

Swimming is the only activity that I enjoy doing so much. This is because it involves the whole of my body yet at the same time it relaxes my nerves (Gifford 17). It is a sport that has come a long way from its inception. There are no chronological recordings of discovery of when the sport. Therefore, it is one among the few sports that has been in existence for the longest time possible. Swimming in sports and recreational activities, is the forward motion of the body in water by a combination of legs and arms motions and the natural floating of the body on water. It is a tremendously enjoyable recreational activity.

The archaeological evidences and other sources show that swimming had been in practice since 2500 BC. The practice of swimming started in Egypt and later spread through Assyria, Greece and the Roman empires (iltse 8).….

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"I don't recall having sold the house," Ned said, "and the girls are at home."

(Cheever)

In the narration Ned continues on his journey home. Once he is home it is revealed that his house is indeed empty and his wife and daughters are gone. This is just one example of the conflict that exist in this narration between was is reality and what is illusion.

In addition to this aspect of conflict in The Swimmer, there is also a great deal of conflict associated with Ned's ability to swim across the county. This conflict exist because Ned also drank strong alcoholic beverages throughout his journey. It would have been next to impossible for him to swim after he had consumed just a few of these drinks. This is an obvious conflict that would have hindered his journey but the author presents it as fact and not fiction.

The presence of….

Dislocated shoulder affects swimming backstroke. Include impact of condition occupational performance. Include medical occupational intervention affects patients life rehab.
Dislocated shoulder: How it affects a backstroke swimmer

The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body and makes flexible movements such as the backward pedaling or propulsion of the backstroke swimmer possible. However, this also makes the joint highly prone to injury. "Dislocations of the shoulder occur when the head of the [upper arm bone] humerus is forcibly removed from its socket in the glenoid fossa" (Wedro 2012:1). Dislocated shoulders are usually associated with traumatic contact sports such as rugby. The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint, and when the shoulder joint's connective tissue is subjected to stress, it can tear and allow the humerus to pop out of its socket. The most common type of shoulder dislocation is an anterior dislocation, characterized by "forced extension, abduction, and external rotation" (Dlimi….

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Term Paper

Sports

Cuban Swimmer

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Cuban Swimmer (1984) -- an Abusive rainer-Athlete Relationship You're papi's got everything under control, understand?"(Sanchez-Scott, 1984, p. 913) he proud young athlete who is mentored by a devoted coach…

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Family and Marriage

Cuban Swimmer Got Jokes Milcha Sanchez-Scott's Play

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Cuban Swimmer Got Jokes? Milcha Sanchez-Scott's play, "The Cuban Swimmer," contains a great deal of comedy. Although most of the humor in this play is intended by the author, some of…

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Recreation

John Cheever's the Swimmer &

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It's all the fault, she decided,... Of these absurd class distinctions." Mansfield blatantly shows us the indifferent heartlessness that the wealthy feel toward the poor, when Laura wants to…

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Business - Ethics

Roger Smith a Quite Competent Swimmer Is

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Roger Smith, a quite competent swimmer, is out for a leisurely stroll. During the course of his walk he passes by a deserted pier from which a teenage…

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Urban Studies

Suburbia the Fulfillment of the

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" Despite this apparent contempt, Frank does in fact desperately want to fit in with the happy crowd he suggests he otherwise despises, but April recognizes his hypocrisy as well…

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Children

Young 'so Gifted'so Old

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As with Lawrence's young protagonist, the burden of excellence becomes too great, and the girl feels she cannot provide for her family -- intellectually, rather than financially. The metaphor…

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Psychology

Tyler Cheever

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Limiting as Well as the Creative Capacity of Mental Illness in Literature Anne Tyler's the Accidental Tourist and John Cheever's "The Swimmer" Mental illness in many works of fictional and…

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Literature

Laura The Garden Party Respond Neddy's Cross

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Laura, "The Garden Party," respond Neddy's cross country swim "The Swimmer." Please underline thesis statement blue Please underline topic sentences orange Please underline transitional words red Please underline…

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Literature

Elisa Allen and Neddy Merril

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" His use of alcohol only enforces his incapability to distinguish between what is real and what is memory. It seems as though every stop represents a moment in…

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Literature Review

Sports

Protein Intake in High School

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85 grams per 1 kilogram of protein intake is recommended (chilling 2008). Protein intake in this amount is not normally a problem for high school athletes, however female athletes…

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Sports

Biomechanical Principles

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Biomechanical Priciples Biomechanical Principles Biomechanics is the study of mechanical and physics principles in relation to motion in sports. Every sport has its biomechanical theories and each one is specialized to…

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Research Proposal

Health - Nutrition

School-Based Intervention Trials for the

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, 1999). In many areas of the country this may be very accurate. Another problem that comes into the picture where obesity in children is concerned is that many parents…

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Essay

Sports

Special Interest Hobby Swimming Is the Only

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Special Interest Hobby: Swimming Swimming is the only activity that I enjoy doing so much. This is because it involves the whole of my body yet at the same time…

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Literature

John Cheever Is Perhaps One

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. . " "I don't recall having sold the house," Ned said, "and the girls are at home." (Cheever) In the narration Ned continues on his journey home. Once he is…

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Healthcare

Dislocated Shoulder Affects Swimming Backstroke Include Impact

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Dislocated shoulder affects swimming backstroke. Include impact of condition occupational performance. Include medical occupational intervention affects patients life rehab. Dislocated shoulder: How it affects a backstroke swimmer The shoulder joint is…

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