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Beggars, Homeless and the Professional Panhandling Plague - Most people feel that they should help the needy in some way or another. The problem is how to help them. This problem generally arises when there is a person sitting on the side of the road in battered clothes with a cardboard sign asking for some form of help, almost always in the form of money. Yet something makes the giver uneasy. What will they do with this money. Do they need this money. Will it really help them. The truth of the matter is, it won't. However, there are things that can be done to help the needy....   [tags: Beggars, Homeless Essays]
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Comparing Beggars and The Sailor's Mother - Analysis of Beggars and The Sailor's Mother   As is obvious, the stories contained in the Wordsworthian poems "Beggars" and "The Sailor's Mother", despite being contemporaneously individual and distinct, are intrinsically linked. The underlying message which the notable author seems to be trying to communicate is that the poor and afflicted are possessed of a greater nobility of spirit than may generally be accepted in society. In each instance, as in others, Wordsworth seeks out the quiet dignity of such individuals, uncovering and emphasising positive aspects of their character and lives....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 988 words
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Female Beggars as Manifestations of Dorothy Wordsworth’s Fear of Dispossession and Preoccupation with Home - Orphaned and turned out of her home at the age of eight, Dorothy Wordsworth was preoccupied with the idea of home. Her journals mostly chronicle the lives of downtrodden women. Her empathy towards these women arises especially because they represent in corporeal form her fears of displacement. These fears are amplified by the courtship of her dearly beloved brother William and her longtime friend Mary Hutchinson, taking place when Dorothy begins the Grasmere journals. For her, William is home and home is best....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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Overpopulation and Poverty in Ireland in A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - ... Swift has no other motive than the public good of his country, by advancing their trade, providing for infants, relieving the poor, and giving some pleasure to the rich. The targeted audience of the proposal being the people of Dublin, Ireland. The main point of this proposal is to get people to open their eyes and do something to stop those problems; otherwise, it would resort to them having to do something drastic. This proposal that Swift is presenting is mostly satirical. Although his idea would work in theory to fix their country’s problems, it is a morally insane idea....   [tags: children, problems, beggars, thieves] 553 words
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An Archetypal and Sociological Analysis of Les Miserables - “Look down and see the beggars at your feet. Look down and show some mercy if you can. Look down and see the sweepings of the street. Look down, look down upon your fellow man” (Schönberg 38). In these short, desperate lines, viewers of the musical Les Misérables are shown the world of the beggars of Paris in 1832. The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables has made an lasting impact on its followers since it’s opening nearly 30 years ago (Les Misérables: Creation of the Musical)....   [tags: beggars, french revolution, injustice]
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Personal Experience: Masquerade Maddness - In my premature days, I was known by two names. Jane was what I was called by my tutors. And Amelia was famous within the scullery maids. I was what you call a countess or a lady who had countless maids and servants waiting on foot every minute of every day. Wherever I went, from a young age, I was adored – not just for my looks but for the way I came across to everyone: beggars, orphans, widows, commoners’ dukes and most importantly Queen Victoria herself. I must say the Queen thought of me as a darling and occasionally invited me to her balls that fell every fall....   [tags: dialogue, beggars, warriors, widows] 680 words
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Missoula´s Homeless Population - Missoula homeless population   Missoula should be working harder to help the Missoula homeless population. Driving around downtown Missoula you can see a homeless person on every corner. Missoula is a tourist destination but having homeless people on corners in Missoula’s downtown district begging for money looks unattractive and makes Missoula look like a garbage pit. Missoula isn’t doing anything to combat this situation; instead people will drive or walk by and ignore the problem. The real question about homeless people on Missoula’s streets is this: do the homeless really want the help....   [tags: Beggars, Poor]
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Homelessness is a Decision not a Condition - Homelessness is a Decision not a Condition Homeless people are not always the victims that the media have portrayed them to be. The alarming fact is that many of the homeless are there by choice. Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to portray all homeless people as lazy people who dont want to take care of themselves. This couldn't be further from the truth. In my experience with the homeless they are usually either in bad health, addicted to drugs, mentally ill or a combination of any of these....   [tags: Papers Beggars Street People Essays ] 912 words
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Analysis of The Beggar´s Opera - This essay will seek to explore how far literature of the time subscribes to the view in The Beggar’s Opera – ‘O London is a Fine Town’. In order to do this, the essay will examine ‘London’ by William Blake, ‘Tintern Abbey’ and ‘Composed upon Westmisnster bridge by Wordsworth and Oliver Twist by Dickens. The Beggar’s Opera was written in 1728 and is considered to be ‘the most complete statement of Gay’s attitude toward the town and its evils.’ The play begins with the introduction to the character of the Beggar as he announces to his audience: ‘I own myself of the Company of the Beggars; and I make one at their weekly festivals at St Giles.’ The character makes it clear he belongs to a gro...   [tags: literature, town, evils, evidence] 1536 words
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Evaluation of Women and Desire in The Beggar's Opera - Evaluation of Women and Desire in The Beggar's Opera Though set in the underworld of thievery, John Gay's The Beggar's Opera codifies a set of Marxist sexual politics in which marriage stands as the great equalizer of desire and power. An often aphoristic overview of the traditional power struggle between men and women frames a world in which marriage reduces the wooer's desire but raises his power by an equal degree through ownership as a husband. This commodity fetishism of the wife spurs, in turn, the external desire of potential suitors, restoring equilibrium to the scales of eros....   [tags: John Gay Beggar Opera Papers]
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Comparing Beggar Woman by William King and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - Comparing Beggar Woman by William King and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell 'Beggar Woman'(William King) and 'To His Coy Mistress'(Andrew Marvell) are two poems written in the 17th century when society was very different to how it is today: women had no status, rights, or independence. All aspects of society were male dominated, they ruled, and so all laws and acts were in the favour of males. The poems are great examples of how society was when they were written, they also mirror the roles each gender played in the various aspect of life, the males active and controlling, the women passive, and they had to be compliant....   [tags: King Beggar Marvell Mistress Essays] 1895 words
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The Healing of the Blind Beggar - My housemates and I were recently conversing of how excited we all were of the fast approaching Easter break. Everyone chimed in with their plans of visiting friends, loved ones, sleeping in and enjoying the relaxing time away from school. In retrospect no one, myself included, acknowledged the true reason for this time away, which is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ analogous to the eschatological hope. Through this class I acquired a better comprehension of Easter and its significance through the Gospel of Luke....   [tags: christianity, gospel of luke, jesus]
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The Beggar and the Bitch - The Beggar and the Bitch The blocks of concrete sidewalk in between two rusty, red brick buildings prickle my skin. I lay out my piece of brown corrugated cardboard and am comforted by its smoothness. It provides insulation on a breezy summer night. I curl up, cramped, in the fetal position; my limbs grow limp as my eyelids weigh down over two chocolate eyes. I can feel my fuzzy black dreadlocks falling down the nape of my neck and into the collar of my thin cotton t-shirt. I pull my white tube socks up to my knees with the help of my toes; only the space between them and the bottom of my shorts is now left uncovered and open to the wind....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2058 words
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The Christmas Beggar -       "Oh heavenly powers restore him!" (Hamlet III.i). Many times in a lifetime, one begs and beseeches the heavenly powers to change, restore or reinstitute an event before its catastrophic ending. It was a cold night, icy winds were blowing along 23rd Street, strollers were few; only a few drunkards and vagabonds who had found comfort in the canner of a doorway; their long, ragged coats wrapped around them because it had no buttons; holding themselves by the shoulders, they rocked while they chatted....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 796 words
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Penelope's Recognition of Odysseus as a Beggar - In Homer's epic The Odyssey, Odysseus returns to the island of Ithaka disguised as a beggar. He reveals his real identity to his son, Telemakhos, as well as a few others who he would need to help kill the suitors. However, Odysseus does not reveal himself to his wife, Penelope. She recognizes the beggar as her long lost husband and chooses not to unveil his true identity. Penelope does this because she realized that her husband would be in danger, in his current surroundings, if she was to reveal who he really was....   [tags: World Literature Homer Odyssey] 1534 words
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Comparison of The Old Cumberland Beggar and Holy Thursday - Comparison of The Old Cumberland Beggar and Holy Thursday Compare Wordsworth’s ‘The Old Cumberland Beggar. A Description’ (Romantic Writings: An Anthology, pp.78-82) with Blake’s two ‘Holy Thursday poems (Romantic Writings: An Anthology, pp.17 and 32). How do the three poems differ in their treatment of the theme of poverty. The title ‘The Old Cumberland Beggar’ (hereafter TOCB) immediately gives us the concept that the poem relates in some way to poverty. The words ‘old’ and ‘beggar’, conjuring up an image of an old man wandering the streets....   [tags: Wordsworth Blake Romantic Writings Essays]
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John Gay's Use of Music for Satire in The Beggar's Opera - John Gay's Use of Music for Satire in The Beggar's Opera John Gay=s The Beggar=s Opera is a rather complex work, despite its apparent simplicity. Critics have interpreted it variously as political satire, moral satire, even (at a stretch) Christian satire. Common to many interpretations is the assertion that the Opera is a satire directed at both the politics and the art of its day. A fairly conventional interpretation of the play and its composition shows that it is, and was intended by its author to be, specifically a satire of Italian opera and of the aristocrats that patronized that form....   [tags: Papers] 2421 words
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Comparing the Attitudes Towards Love and Relationships in The Beggar Woman by William King and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - Comparing the Attitudes Towards Love and Relationships in The Beggar Woman by William King and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell In this essay I will be comparing two poems, The Beggar Woman and To His Coy Mistress. I will be looking at how the themes of love and relationships are dealt with. I will also be looking at the historical context of the poems. Firstly in The Beggar Woman, written around 1663 to 1712, by William King. The story within the poem is about a gentleman who, whilst he is out hunting, wants to do another kind of ‘sport’, i.e....   [tags: Papers] 1152 words
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Different Ways of Expressing Ideas About Love in The Beggar Woman, To His Coy Mistress, My Last Duchess, How Do I Love Thee and Remember - Different Ways of Expressing Ideas About Love in The Beggar Woman, To His Coy Mistress, My Last Duchess, How Do I Love Thee and Remember These love poems are pre 1914 poems written by men and women expressing a variety of their ideal towards love. The poems are 'The beggar woman', 'To his coy mistress', 'My last duchess', 'How do I love thee' and 'Remember'. These poets depict love in various ways in connection with men and women. In the 'The beggar woman', 'To his coy mistress' poets have similar expression of the variety of ideal on love by illustrating similar attitude showed by the man towards the woman....   [tags: Papers] 982 words
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Telemachus’ and Odysseus’ Learning Experience - Throughout The Odyssey by Homer; Odysseus and Telemachus are faced with an extensive journey that leads them to profound development. At the beginning of the epic, Telemachus is a young boy and doesn’t know how to protect his home from the suitors that are attempting to pursue it. Odysseus has been gone for years, and was unable to teach his son how to be a leader or how to defend himself. Meanwhile, Odysseus has been on his journey home enduring all the obstacles of adventure, The Gods, and hardship....   [tags: athena, antinous, beggar]
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A Man and a Woman Arguing by Rumi - In “A Man and A Woman Arguing,” Rumi’s narrative poem brings about two speakers a husband and a wife who are in an overwhelming argument about their life. The husband and wife both go back and forth about their life and how destroyed it has become. Different aspects of their living conditions are brought up and the fact that nothing is being done about it. While the wife is arguing why it is all bad and that it needs to be better, the husband on the other hand is happy with where they are and is accepting life for what it is....   [tags: pain, sweetness, narrative poem, sufferings]
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Literary Devices Used in A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Jonathan Swift, a well-known author, in his essay “A Modest Proposal,” implies that the Irish people should eat children so that they can better their chances of survival. Swift supports his implication by describing how his proposal will have many advantages such as, eliminating papists, bringing great custom to taverns, and inducing marriages. He comes up with an absurd proposal to eat and sell the children to the elite so the Irish can have a brighter future. His purpose is to show that the Irish deserve better treatment from the English....   [tags: cannibalsim, satire, famine]
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Gawain Has Enough - Gawain Has Enough It was a bright and beautiful morn, the perfect weather for embarking on a hunting trip. The majestic King Arthur, illustrious leader of the Knights of the Round Table, could not believe his luck. As he was carried across a grassy knoll (by some beggars he’d chanced to acquire along the way) he contemplated the unbridled feelings of joy brought to him by his loyal knights. When Arthur happened to spot a pot-bellied pig out of the corner of his kingly eye, he quickly reined in the beggars and gracefully dismounted....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Essays]
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Humanity versus Inhumanity: An Analysis of Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal - Through the creation of a pompous, highly educated and sophisticated proposer, in Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal, the targeted audience, the absentee landlords and parliament of England, and the reader naturally identify with the proposer. The proposer’s rigorous logic, serious and cynical tone deduces the ghastly proposition of cannibalism for economic, political, moral, and nationalistic gain. However, through the targeted audience’s identification with the proposer, Swift is able to propose the ironic humanity of his satirical proposal and thus indict colonial landlordism in Ireland and in Enlightenment ideals....   [tags: education, sophisticates prosper]
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Can Sleep be Eliminated or Is It the Key for Life? - Can Sleep be Eliminated or Is It the Key for Life. “Beggars in Spain” by Nancy Kress addresses the futuristic concept of not having to sleep; it further addresses the idea of sleeping vs. a genetic alteration that results in sleeping being an unnecessary routine. There’s a clear social line between those who can sleep and those who’ve been genetically altered so that sleep is no longer a necessity. Can sleep ever actually be eliminated from everyone’s routine schedules without negatively affecting human physiology and psychology....   [tags: coffee, rapid eye movement] 1177 words
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Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix - ... The word beggars is important in this story because without the beggars of their city Cecilia wouldn’t of been able to act like one , on page 217-218 where it quotes “Okay,so I look terrible. So what. Wait a minute-can I use that?”. Which means that if there weren’t any beggars she couldn’t use that disguise. Denotation for the word harp is a musical instrument that plays soft and sweet pieces and connotation for the word harp is a Peaceful musical instrument that plays delicate music. Its important because it was Cecilia’s proof that she was the princess....   [tags: character analysis] 834 words
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Wrapping My Mind Around Stephen Crane’s Mind - Most authors, regardless of capability, tend to have certain themes appear throughout their different pieces of writing. An author remains the same person after each book, and that person likely feels the same way about many things, so there is certainly a chance to see themes pop up multiple times throughout the works that they have written. For example, Stephen Crane had many recurring themes within his writing. He was always focused on certain themes because his writing style revolved around these themes....   [tags: Authors]
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Patras Greece and Tourism Dangers - Patras Greece Drawing in approximately 300,000 visitors per year, is home to many cultural events, carnivals, fairs, exhibitions and other presentations throughout the year. Patras, Greece has been recognized as the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2006, and home to one of the biggest carnival of its kind, the Patras Carnival. Many of the locals will speak at least a little English although the dominate language over there is Greece, so investing in a language book wouldn’t be a bad idea when travelling to any forging country....   [tags: Thieves, Deceive, Traveler] 843 words
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No Peace For Odysseus - No piece of peace in the world of men The Odyssey, written by Homer, is an epic of the great adventures of Odysseus. It tells of the challenging travels form leaving his home to serve in the Trojan War, to his well-deserved return to Ithaca. Odysseus known as “the man of many wiles” endured many challenging tasks as he traveled in search of his once home. Leaving behind his wife Penelope and son Telemachus, he was forced to leave. Around the sixteenth year Odysseus was gone, many believed that their once great leader was left for dead on an unknown country or was never to return to the land of Ithaca once again....   [tags: Greek Literature] 1142 words
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Prostitution Under the Taliban - With the arrival of the Taliban the social and more importantly the economical problems for the women of Afghan has increased. These women live their lives under monstrous oppression of both Jehadi and Taliban fundamentalists in disastrous situations, most of the Afghan women’s basic human rights are denied to them. By the rule of the Taliban, women are denied the right to have a job, this ruling that has created a flood of unemployed women in Kabul. These women that are unemployed now face very serious financial difficulties, suffering along side them are their children....   [tags: Taliban] 612 words
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Hunchback of Notre Dame - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME In Paris, under the reign of Louis XI, the annual Festival of Fools is underway. From atop the mighty Notre Dame cathedral, Quasimodo, a deformed hunchback who rings the bells, looks down on the crowd in contempt. Also in the crowd is Dom Claude, the kindly priest of Notre Dame, and his evil brother, Jehan. Clopin, a gypsy who has been crowned "King of the Beggars," calls for his adopted daughter Esmeralda to dance for the group. As Esmeralda passes by the window of Gudule, the old woman curses her, for years before her daughter had been stolen by gypsies....   [tags: essays research papers] 673 words
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Similarities between Amir and Author Khaled Hosseini in The Kite Runner - War establishes many controversial issues and problems within society and can often expose an individual to many economic and sociopolitical hardships; thus creating an altercation in the way they view life. Amir, from the novel The Kite Runner and the novel’s author Khaled Hosseini, both saw the harsh treatment toward the people of Afghanistan through a series of wars, invasions, and the active power of a Pashtun movement known as the Taliban. Amir, much like Hosseini, lived a luxurious and wealthy life in Kabul....   [tags: Experiences, Afghanistan, War]
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Homeless Children in A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - ... Swift isn't a biased character, and his target audience would seem to mostly be Irish people but its actually more towards the English. Swift structures his argument by using irony, satire, and sarcasm. Swift's arguments makes us assume that he is mad at the English for leaving the Irish poor and on the streets because of the war and they didn't do anything about it. In A Modest Proposal Swift is very sarcastic and satirical when he is talking about cannibalism and eating the little Irish baby's....   [tags: good will, problems, dublin, ireland] 665 words
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Culce Et Decorum Est and Anthem of the Doomed - ... He captures the audience’s attention with terrifyingly real visual images of the First World War. “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge.” This gives the impression of soldiers trudging through mud and the horrifying conditions they endured. This imagery reinforces the poet’s intention of changing civilian’s views on the horrible reality of war and that it should not be glorified. The similes that Owen uses such as “hags,” “beggars” and “sacks,” indicate the poverty of the soldiers and thus how bereft of possessions they are....   [tags: Wilfred Owen poetry] 804 words
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Poverty and its Relief in Medieval England - Collapse of medieval social structure paved the way for the policies which majorly concentrated on the upliftment of poor. This resulted in the poor relief act for the betterment of the underprivileged people of the society. During 1547 beggars were grouped as ‘V’ and were forced to slavery for two years. The law of 1572 continued this approach stating that beggars should be punished and for a third offence should be given death penalty. The only help for poor people was through private charity....   [tags: poor relief act] 612 words
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Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum Est - Literary Analysis of Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est” The world is a changing place with many different countries and people in those countries who try to change the world from our past, future and present. When looking at poems from the past we are able to see the world through the author’s eyes of the time and possible a view into the future. History tells us to learn from the past to improve the future of our world. A way to learn about the past is by reading poems from a time most of us have no understanding or the imagination to know what it was actually like to survive during time of war....   [tags: literary analysis]
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Sarcasm and Irony in Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal - Sarcasm and Irony in Swift's A Modest Proposal In his lengthy literary career, Jonathan Swift wrote many stories that used a broad range of voices that were used to make some compelling personal statements. For example, Swifts, A Modest Proposal, is often heralded as his best use of both sarcasm and irony. Yet taking into account the persona of Swift, as well as the period in which it was written, one can prove that through that same use of sarcasm and irony, this proposal is actually written to entertain the upper-class....   [tags: A Modest Proposal Jonathan Swift] 1501 words
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An Analysis of War Poetry - War consumes the youth of young men and completely alters a person. From numerous poems, it is made clear that war exhausts the youth of young men, and has left their lives with no meaning. These poems are “Dulce Et Decorum Est” and “Mental Cases” written by Wilfred Owen. Similarly, they both employ the same techniques, such as similes and metaphors. However, a somewhat different perspective is projected through the poem “In Flanders Field” by John McCrae, which dissimilitudes yet intensifies the main message....   [tags: soldiers, regret, hope] 1651 words
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Messages of War in "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson and "Dulce Et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen - War is a controversial topic where people’s views differ at what war is, some people see it as pure evil and wicked while others think that it is brave and noble of what soldiers do. They look at poems which have been written by people affected by wars to show the contrast and the messages which are portrayed. Two poems which show different views of war are ‘the charge of the light brigade’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson and ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen. Both these poets use linguistic devices to convince the reader of their view of what the war is....   [tags: war, Charge of the Light Brigade, Alfred Lord Tenn] 613 words
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Form of War: Content and Form Relation in Wilfred Owen's “Dulce Et Decorum Est” - In Wilfred Owen's “Dulce Et Decorum Est” the form mimics a Shakespearean sonnet. For example,the twelve line stanza at the back-half with the rhyme scheme ABABCDCDEFEF is similar to a Shakespearean sonnet. This clever use of form complements the content of the poem: the poem's content argues against the glorification of war, and the form of the poem matches this argument. This cohesiveness furthers the argument of the poem, and it is exemplified throughout the poem. In the first stanza, the cohesiveness of content and form is best demonstrated by the following lines: “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks / Knock-kneed,coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge”(1-2)....   [tags: literary and form analysis]
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Begging in America - When we observe the enormous progress America has made from the beginning of the thirteen colonies to what it is today, we clearly see that society has grown tremendously in its advancements in communication, speed, and travel, etc., but have we unknowingly degenerated in our culture and values. Mark Sundeen says “Begging may be the most shameful act in America.” But why is that so. If we take a look at religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, giving alms to the poor is thought as “… increasing the chances [of being] admitted into paradise or reincarnated in a good body…” (McMahon)....   [tags: panhandling, homelessness, money]
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A Social Business, Microlending - What is microlending. In simplest terms microlending is the lending of very small amounts of money at low interest, to low income people in urban and rural areas. It started forty years ago, when a person named Muhammad Yunus was visiting his family and his country Bangladesh which had recently become an independent country. Muhammad Yunus had left his home country then –East Bengal- when he was a child with his parents in search of a better future. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, with a PhD in economics....   [tags: Microlending Development]
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William Shakespeare's Portrayal of Lear’s Character - William Shakespeare's Portrayal of Lear’s Character In the first part of Lear’s speech, he admits that it is unnecessary to have all his men around him, but as hey says “; our basest beggars are in the poorest thing superfluous:”, The tone of this speech are very telling that Lear is in great distress, his two daughters are unmoved and are impervious to the evident agonising final speech Lear makes in the scene. The two women are expert manipulators and play off each other to break down their father, they’re cool control over the situation is a direct contrast to Lear at the particular time....   [tags: Papers] 458 words
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Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal - Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal Swift was said to “declare at one stage in his life: ‘I am not of this vile country (Ireland), I am an Englishman’” (Hertford website). In his satire “A Modest Proposal,” he illustrates his dislike not only for the Irish, but for the English, organized religions, rich, greedy landlords, and people of power. It is obvious that Swift dislikes these people, but the reader must explore from where his loathing for the groups of people stems. I believe Swift not only wanted to attack these various types of people to defend the defenseless poor beggars, but he also had personal motives for his writings that stemmed from unconscious feelings, located in what Sigm...   [tags: Jonathan Swift Modest Proposal Essays]
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Loss of Dignity in Dulce et Decorum est and Refugee Blues - Human dignity, every person in the world has at least some sense of human dignity, whether they choose to show it, however pitiful they think they are, every person has sense of dignity, of value. Losing one’s dignity can be painful, more painful than a physical blow. In Dulce et Decorum est, the writer, Wilfred Owen was a soldier fighting in World War One. He is writing about the horrors of being gassed by the enemy after fighting in the front lines, and ‘the old lie’: Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori, It is sweet and right to die for your country....   [tags: essays research papers] 1095 words
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Dulce et Decorum est, by Wilfred Owen. - Dulce et Decorum est, by Wilfred Owen. The First World War was an event that brought to many people, pain, sorrow and bitterness. Accounts of the war shows that no other war challenged existing conventions, morals and ideals in the same way as did World War. Many people touched by the terrror of the war have written pieces of literature about the massacre that was World War 1, wishing people to understand the horror and tragedy that befell those involved. "Dulce et Decorum est", by Wilfred Owen, is one such elegy that presents to the reader a vivid, horrifying description of World War 1, aiming to illustrate that war is not romantic and heroic, but a senseless and devastating event....   [tags: English Literature] 1190 words
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