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The Medieval Church, The Book of Margery Kempe and Everyman - The Medieval Church, The Book of Margery Kempe and Everyman While the Reformation is generally regarded to have begun with Martin Luther’s famous treatise of 1517, the seeds of dissent sown in the 14th century had already taken full root in England by the middle of the 15th century. War, disease, and oppressive government led to a general anger toward the Catholic Church, believed to be “among the greatest of the oppressive landowners” (Norton 10). John Wycliffe, whose sermons preached against abuses in the church and attempted to shift the focus of religious faith away from church rituals and onto scriptural interpretation, was persecuted....   [tags: Book of Margery Kempe Essays]
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Sex, Sensuality and Religion in The Book of Margery Kempe - Sex, Sensuality and Religion in The Book of Margery Kempe         Baron Richard Von Krafft-Ebing, a 19th century German psychiatrist, was quoted as having said, "We find that the sexual instinct, when disappointed and unappeased, frequently seeks and finds a substitute in religion." This may have been the condition of Margery Kempe when she desired to cease all sexual activity with her spouse because of her devotion to God. Instead of performing her duties as a wife, she chose instead to spread her knowledge of God to her community and did so not only in speech, but also in literature....   [tags: Book of Margery Kempe Essays]
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Is Margery Kempe a Mystic? - Margery Kempe, the main topic of this essay, was in fact a controversial person. During her lifetime peoples' opinions about her were quite polarized. She was a conspicuous person and was in many conflicts with mostly clerical authorities. Some contemporaries looked up to her, while many others did not really know how to deal with her and her extraordinary behaviour. It is pretty much the same thing today. While some credit her as a mystic, others just condemn her as crazy. During the course of this essay, I will try to answer the question if she was a mystic or not....   [tags: The Book of Margery Kempe] 2469 words
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The Controversial Margery Kempe - The Controversial Margery Kempe Throughout history, there have been a select number of women with extraordinary talent, intelligence, and passion that have challenged and defied society's subjugation of women and have stood their ground under the pressure of patriarchy. The Middle Ages, in particular, generally cast women in a negative light. Some medieval women used their abilities in the arts to leave a lasting impression on a society that affiliated women with Eve, who was believed to be the reason for man's fall from grace....   [tags: Book of Margery Kempe Essays]
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Society's Role in Margery Kempe's Autobiography - Society's Role in Margery Kempe's Autobiography In her essay "Professions for Women," Virginia Woolf recounts her experience with Coventry Patmore's "Angel in the House." The "Angel," society's ideal woman, is concerned primarily with others, identifies herself only as a wife/mother, and remains conventional in her actions, conscious of the standards for women. Woolf indicates that women writers are guided by this "Angel" unless they liberate themselves. Society's ideals ("the Angel in the House") have influenced Margery Kempe's autobiography as revealed by her content, form, and identity....   [tags: Book of Margery Kempe Essays] 758 words
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Comparing Piety in The Wakefield Mystery Plays, The Book of Margery Kempe, and Le Morte D'Arthur - Comparing Notions of Piety in The Wakefield Mystery Plays, The Book of Margery Kempe, and Le Morte D'Arthur The monastic lifestyle that Launcelot and his knights adopt after their conversion is one that Margery Kempe might approve of -- doing penance, singing mass, fasting, and remaining abstinent. (MdA, 525) But Launcelot's change of heart is not motivated by the emotions that move Kempe, nor is his attitude towards God the same as can be found in The Book of Margery Kempe and The Wakefield Mystery Plays....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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A Feminist in the Medieval Era: Margery Kempe - Margery Kempe did something that many people (especially women) would not dare to do- she broke away from the identity that her society had molded for her. The Book of Margery Kempe is one of the most astonishing documents found of the late medieval era and is the first autobiography to have been discovered. Margery Kempe does not shy away from telling the story of the personal and intricate details about her adventurous life. It is hard to say what influenced Kempe to go through such lengths to have her book written....   [tags: Margery Kempe, feminism, travel, ] 1299 words
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Margery Kempe and Mental Illness - Margery Kempe: mother, mystic, mentally ill. Throughout The Book of Margery Kempe, Margery is burdened with the gift of tears. To onlookers, her behaviour seems erratic and threatening; strangers and acquaintances often wonder if devils possessing her cause her passionate wailing. Margery is often questioned about her tears, and isolated from people who fail to understand that she is one of Christ’s “chosen souls” (24). Margery sees these social difficulties as trials of her faith, and says, “For ever the more slander and reproof that she suffered, the more she increased in grace and in devotion of holy meditation” (Kempe 4)....   [tags: Literary Analysis Mental Illness]
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Was Margery Kempe a Mystic? - ... Her life changed some more, when she started to hear sweet melodies at night: "This melody was so sweet that it surpassed all the melody that might be heard in this world, without any comparison, and it caused this creature when she afterwards heard any mirth or melody to shed very plentiful and abundant tears of high devotion, with great sobbings..." From now on she had no longer the desire for sexual intercourse with her husband and decided to lead a life in chastity. She also attended church longer and more often and started to fast....   [tags: visions, pilgrimage, christ] 1926 words
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Margery Kemp's Interactions with The Virgin Mary - Margery Kemp's Interactions with The Virgin Mary According to her own testimony, Margery Kempe's spirituality involved deeply passionate experiences of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Kempe had "the gift of tears" -- meaning that, for years, she was unable to attend mass without crying profusely, and, as often as not, sobbing loudly and theatrically. Her adventurous life included a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where much weeping and wailing took place, and tanglings with several Bishops, including the Archbishop of Canterbury....   [tags: Papers] 730 words
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Comparing The Wife of Bath and The Canterbury Tales - Looking back through many historical time periods, people are able to observe the fact that women were generally discriminated against and oppressed in almost any society. However, these periods also came with women that defied the stereotype of their sex. They spoke out against this discrimination with a great amount of intelligence and strength with almost no fear of the harsh consequences that could be laid out by the men of their time. During the Medieval era, religion played a major role in the shaping of this pessimistic viewpoint about women....   [tags: discrimination, oppression, christians]
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Finding Truth - Finding Truth In almost all major religions, there abounds the undertone of the spiritual battle that takes place inside someone regarding the succumbation to sin or earthly desires and the like. Also ever present in the soul's journey through life is the search for a prize; an ultimate Truth, especially in the early Middle Ages when religions where beginning to mature and take power in society. Though the doctrine theoretically differs greatly, Christian and Islamic faith as one body contextually share the same ideals and foci on the issues pertaining to the soul....   [tags: Papers] 1549 words
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Medieval Piety - Religion in the Middle Ages takes on a character all of its own as it is lived out differently in the lives of medieval men and women spanning from ordinary laity to vehement devotees. Though it is difficult to identify what the average faith consists of in the Middle Ages, the life told of a radical devotee in The Book of Margery Kempe provides insight to the highly intense version of medieval paths of approaching Christ. Another medieval religious text, The Cloud of Unknowing, provides a record of approaching the same Christ....   [tags: essays research papers] 1631 words
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The Book of Stories by Kristin Kladstrup - ... Upon finishing to book, the ending of the book was different from what I had predicted. I thought that after Oscar helped Lucy find her father, Oscar would use the traveling talisman to travel back to the past to visit his family, but instead he chose to stay and live with his nephew and great-niece. The Book of Story Beginnings was set in an island off the coast of Iowa. Cat’n’berd Island is a make-believe island that Oscar made up in The Book of Story Beginnings. Every story beginnings written in the journal came to life, so as a result, Cat’n’Berd Island magically appeared in the sea, near the coast of Iowa....   [tags: book report] 783 words
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Like a Hurricane Book Review - In Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee two American Indians from separate tribes join together to co-author this historically thought provoking portrayal of a time in history when playing by the rules did not work when dealing with minority rights issues. Paul Chaat Smith, a Comanche and Robert Allen Warrior an Osage join forces to create an accurate account of a time when the Native American civil rights movement took center stage television and press coverage. The world watched as Indian militants, American military, and world media covered three key events, which took place in a forty-two month period beginning with the student takeover of Alcatraz in Novem...   [tags: Book Review ]
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Book Review: Divided Highways - Since the beginning of the United States the American people have been on the move. Public transportation has played a major role in the development of this nation and in bringing its citizens together. In the book “Divided Highways”, author Tom Lewis takes the reader on a journey of the building of the Interstates and the consequences(good and bad) that came from them. Lewis believes that the Interstates are a physical characteristic of America and that it shows “all our glory and our meanness; all our vision and our shortsightedness”(xiv)....   [tags: Book Review ]
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The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak - ... This, it said, is your accordion. The sound of the turning page carved them in half.Liesel read on. For at least twenty minutes, she handed out the story. The youngest kids were soothed by her voice, and everyone else saw visions of the whistler running from the crime scene. Liesel did not. The book thief saw only the mechanics of the words—their bodies stranded on the paper, beaten down for her to walk on. Somewhere, too, in the gaps between a period and the next capital letter, there was also Max.” One example of the main idea in this is saying that words can be like music and have hidden meanings like it explains later in the quote how everyone else is seeing the whistler running away...   [tags: book, story and character analysis] 1246 words
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Gods and Men in the Book of Genesis - ... Once choice became apparent and sin was developed Man had the ability to have faith. It was at this point that negatives became evident, one could be caste out of paradise and punished; certain actions that defied the ruler could be punished. While certain punishments may not fit the crime and certain paradoxes exist in the writing (they will be addressed later) the message of we must protect society from its own actions was thematic. Sin begat goodness because there needs to be a lack of god or at least the possibility of lacking in god to allow the acting on of faith in god....   [tags: sovereign, position, god, book] 1281 words
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Book Review on the Prejudice in Irseal - ... As you continue to read through the story, we learn how similar the two characters backgrounds are. Both were Arab’s who left home to pursue an education in Isreal, also hoping to escape both their villages and the prejudices of their heritage. However, a parallel is drawn through the differences of their motivations. The lawyer is very successful, but only because he longs for acceptances from the Jewish people and the upper class Arabs. He focuses a lot of his attention on his image, but physical and social....   [tags: characters, plot, book] 521 words
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Into the Wild: Comparing the Book and Movie - Into the Wild, a novel written by Jon Krakauer, as well as a film directed by Sean Penn, talks about Chris McCandless, a young individual who set out on a journey throughout the Western United States, isolating himself from society, and more importantly, his family. During his travels, he meets a lot of different people, that in a way, change his ways about how he sees the world. There are many characteristics to describe McCandless, such as “naïve”, “adventurous”, and “independent”. In the book, Krakauer described McCandless as “intelligent”, using parts in his book that show McCandless being “intelligent”....   [tags: Book vs Movie]
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Feeling the Power of the Book, The Odyssey - No one ever told me to read The Odyssey--and that was the greatest educational travesty of my life. I first read it after High School while working at Colonial Motors in West Concord. I didn't "get it" any more than the most confused among you, but what I did do is "feel it:" I felt its primordial power and emotional bareness; I felt another world, another age and another human journey come alive inside of me. It made me feel that I was a part of long and unbroken lineage of humanity searching for truth and purpose in a world--especially my world, a world not always blessed with clarity and opportunity....   [tags: Odyssey, book review, ] 539 words
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Book the Third, Chapter 5, 'Found' - This discussion will explore F.R. Leavis's description of Hard Times as a ‘moral fable' by closely looking at Book the Third, Chapter 5, ‘Found’. It will show an analysis of the characters used in the chapter and the part they play in the scene. It will look at the plot and structure, along with the style and language that had been used. There will an exploratory into other work of Dickens and a comparison to other authors in the era. In Chapter 5, Found, of Book third Mr. Bounderby is shocked and furious at the believed suspect Mrs....   [tags: Book the Third] 1288 words
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The Namesake: Book by Jhumpa lahiri - It’s pretty clear that film and literature are very different mediums and when you try to make one into the other, such as an adaptation, you’re going to have some things that are lost in translation and seen in a different light. When an original work is made into a movie, I think they’re kind of at a disadvantage because they only have a few hours to get the whole story across while also keeping the viewer intrigued by what is taking place on the screen right in front of their eyes. Movies are able to contain special effects, visuals, and music though which can impact a viewer and make a scene stay in their mind longer which is a plus side to being able to view something....   [tags: book, film, movie, literature]
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Jews: The People of the Book - Throughout all of time, Jews have been considered “The People of the Book.” This term was created by the followers of Judaism as a way of describing their own connection to the Torah and other holy texts. In Jewish tradition, there are many spiritual objects that hold much importance to its followers, the Torah being the most important. It is believed to be the stem to all the knowledge of Jewish law and tradition, thus why its importance is undefinable to all Jews. The Torah is composed of the Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, all of which are also referred to as Pentateuch or Chumash ....   [tags: spiritual, torah, book] 1839 words
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Analysis on the Book Dissecting the Hack - Dissecting the Hack is a great book for any technological geared individual. Whether one is a seasoned hacker or an average-Joe from off the street this book will give the individual new information to build on their repertoire. I highly recommend this book for this reason and many others. This book is unlike most other books on cyber crime, it is a fictional story that incorporates real hacks that is very much within the realm of possibility. If a reader becomes stumped after a technical word or hack is used, the book will refer the reader to the second section, which will explain it in more detail....   [tags: cyber crime, hacking, book, terms] 1409 words
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Book Review of Jane Langton's The Time Bike - Jane Langton wrote a very interesting book. It goes with the other five fantasies of the Halls family, The Time Bike. The name of this book intrigues many people. It is about a kid named Eddy Hall. He gets a bike that he always wanted for his birthday, after it is stolen, he gets a package from India, and it was a box big enough for a bike. In Concord, Massachusetts, Eddy Hall, an eighth grader, on his birthday got a new bike. He left it on his front porch through the night. Next morning the bike had vanished, this disappointed Eddy because he knew that his aunt and uncle could not afford to buy another bike....   [tags: Book Review] 572 words
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Book Review of School Leadership that Works by Marzano - Change is a double-edged sword (Fullan, 2001). Change is a word that might inspire or put fear into people. Leadership is challenging when it comes to dealing with change and how individuals react within the organization to the change. Marzano, McNulty, and Waters (2005) discuss two orders of change in their book School Leadership that Works; first and second. Fullan (2001) also adds to the discussion in his book Leading in a Culture of Change, with regard to understanding change. In Change Leadership, Keagan and Wagner (2006) discuss many factors of change and the systematic approach to change....   [tags: Book Review ]
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Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez: Book Critique - ... Rodriguez resisted to be known as a minority in society and that his Hispanic culture cannot determine his future success or future failure in life. As the novel goes by, Richard Rodriguez talks about his childhood and how his complexion, skin color and facial aspects or rather other things such as his bilingual education and affirmative actions that showed that because he had Mexican blood through his veins apparently that closed many doors for him in his life, but he was willing the one to change that stereotype in order to help future generations of Mexican Americans not to struggle with such kind of discrimination....   [tags: book review] 1710 words
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Book Review on When China Ruled the Seas - In the book, When China Ruled the Seas, Levathes talks about seven voyages made by the Chinese armadas during emperor Zhu Di's reign. Admiral Zheng was in control of many “Treasure ships”. These ships traded silk, porcelain, and many other fine goods. They sailed from India to East Africa, through Korea and Japan, and might have even traveled all the way to Australia. Levathes believes that it could have been very possible for China to have been able to create a great kingdom to rule over one hundred years before the Europeans even explored and expanded, with China's giant navy of about three thousand of these large treasure ships....   [tags: Book Review ] 905 words
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Book Censorship in American High Schools - Censorship in American High Schools Book banning has a long history and has made both positive and negative impact on readers. People have been trying to stop books from being banned, but there are also people that are trying to ban books to protect their children. Many books have been challenged and even banned because of the “inappropriate” content the books contain such as profanity. Books have started to get censored since the 1500’s and has threatened many cultures. The people who ban and censor books think that they are protecting the readers from the information, but it is secluding the readers from getting more ideas....   [tags: book banning, readers, protection]
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Biography and Book Report on Shaul Magid - ... It is with his viewpoint that Magid says Jews need to analyze their position and make some necessary changes. For example, many American Jews identify closely with the Holocaust and Zionism, but the younger generations are growing up not feeling the same feelings as their parents and grandparents. In addition, Magid says that we need to get creative with how we incorporate Halakhah. The main premise of the book is that while Jewish Renewal is a great first solution to keep Judaism alive in a “post-Judaism era” it may not be enough....   [tags: hasidism, religion, book, viewpoint] 1618 words
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Barnes & Noble: The Book Store Chain - The bookstore chain has been decreasing in profit in the US over the past 20 years. Most of the books retailers are shutting down their operations and only a few are still operating in the country. Barnes and Noble has become the largest bookseller in the book retailers industry. The firm has integrated its business philosophy into web presence though eBook marketplace. This business strategy assisted the firm to be able to reach a large scale customers and remain as a strongest competitor in the book retailing market....   [tags: nook tablets, ebook, digital book]
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The Devil in Massachusetts Book Review - The Salem witch craft trials are the most learned about and notable of Europe's and North America's witch hunts. Its notoriety and fame comes from the horrendous amount of people that were not only involved, but killed in the witch hunt and that it took place in the late 1700's being one of the last of all witch hunts. The witch craft crises blew out of control for several reasons. Firstly, Salem town was facing hard economic times along with disease and famine making it plausible that the only explanation of the town's despoilment was because of witches and the devil....   [tags: Book Reviews] 790 words
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Matthew Book: Jesus Walking on Water Symbolism - The book of Matthew talks about Jesus walking on the water. There are a few ways that people explain the passage. Some people try to explain away the miracle. We are going to discuss both these ways. First of all, there are several ways that can explain the passage. The first way is that everything has a symbolism. The ship is Israel, while the disciples are the remnant. Jesus going to pray is like Jesus dismissing the Jews for a time and leaving them for a time. The waves are the the nations which toss about those that around them, with the help of the waves of persecution....   [tags: bible book, matthew passage, jesus]
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Perspectives on the Book of Job -      The Book of Job is one of the three books in the Hebrew bible whose genre is described as wisdom literature.1  Certainly the Book of Job satisfies the literary conventions that qualify a biblical book for such status. 2  Yet Job may be associated with wisdom in a much more literal sense.  The Book of Job attempts to deal with a problematic question that confronts suffering humanity: why do bad things happen to good people?  The variety and vehemence of commentators' contemporary responses to this chapter of the Bible is testament to the continued relevance of the Book of Job's wisdom thousands of years after it was written.  Although the commentators examined herein arrive at differing...   [tags: The Book of Job Essays]
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