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The Calvinist View on Eternal Security - A New Year’s resolution dealing with someone’s health is the major contributor to the number of gym memberships purchased in January. But the gym never gives free memberships to the individuals who are overweight and unhealthy. Nor does the gym allow individuals to continue using the gym with a one-time purchase. In order to attain a gym membership, individuals have to pay a flat rate for every year he or she wants to be a member. The gift of salvation is a totally different experience then a gym or club membership....   [tags: perseverance, saints, christ]
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Meet me in Montauk Have you ever wanted a bad memory erased. Is love erasable. These questions are attacked head on in the wonderfully complex drama Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. After working together on the film Human Nature, director Michael Gondry and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman discussed the possibility whether or not they would have their memory erased of a bad relationship should the opportunity present itself (dvdtalk). Out of that discussion a movie idea was formulated, pitched to a studio, and a film was created showing the potential impact of doing so....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review]
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The Eternal Effects of Cyber Bullying - Once upon a time the age of innocence in the adolescent years was filled with long walks by the pond, playing stickball, dress up, tea parties, rough housing with friends and the love of a favorite doll. Those days are true still today yet in most every ones childhood memory they have been subjected or their friends were at the mercy of the schoolyard bully. The aggressive kid that was determined to make at least one other schoolmates life miserable whether it was muscle over might or sheer hostility and teasing the meek in spirit or stature....   [tags: facebook, twitter, crime]
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Eternal Security of the Believer - Of all the past and present theological debates within Orthodox Christianity, few have managed to claim the perpetual debate as has the discussion surrounding the eternal security of the believer. For many generations, faithful Christians have stood on opposite sides of this issue, decrying the view of those standing opposite them. Broadly, some view the Bible as teaching that a man who has experienced a genuine conversion can, by his own will, turn from the faith and forfeit his salvation. The opposing view counters that this same man cannot, under any circumstances, forfeit his salvation after having experienced a genuine conversion....   [tags: Literature Review] 1406 words
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Philiosophical Analysis of Eternal Sunshine - ‘Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind’ is a philosophically provocative film which tracks the relationship of two main characters, Joel and Clemantine, in their search for happiness. Saddened with the heartbreak from ending their relationship, they both undergo a memory removal proceedure to erase their memory of each other in order to eliminate their emotional suffering. As the film unfolds, it becomes clear that having a ‘spotless mind’ does not ensure ‘eternal sunshine’, contrary to what the title suggests....   [tags: Joel and Clemantine, film]
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Eternal Knowledge is From God - Knowledge starts to increase from the day we are born and continues throughout our lives. It is never complete but is an ongoing process. We acquire knowledge through life experiences and also through education. There are some truths that are eternal and there are also some that are relative to different times and places. As a Christian, I believe that eternal knowledge is base on a divine power. God is the center of that ultimate truth and He is the same yesterday, today and forever. From the beginning God laid the foundation of the earth and His plan for salvation....   [tags: religion, knowledge, ] 1694 words
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Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - In the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind stresses the importance of memory and how memories shape a person’s identity. Stories such as “In Search of Lost Time” by Proust and a report by the President’s Council on Bioethics called “Beyond Therapy” support the claims made in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) and Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet) meet on a train to Montauk, New York, where they instantly become drawn to each other....   [tags: Film Analysis, Importance of Memories]
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The Search For Eternal Life In the Epic of Gilgamesh - Grieving for days, lost in thoughts, and stricken with immense sadness and loss of direction, Gilgamesh laments for days over the loss of his friend Enkidu. Gilgamesh shouts aloud the following statement in regards to his current state of bereavement: “Me. Will I too not die like Enkidu. Sorrow has come into my belly. I fear death; I roam over the hills. I will seize the road; quickly I will go to the house of Utnapishtim, offspring of Ubaratutu” (Gardner Tablet IX 2-7). Gilgamesh so much feared death that he threw away his honor as a warrior in order to obtain immortality....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh Essays]
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Nietzsche’s Concept of Eternal Recurrence - Friedrich Nietzsche is a German philosopher who lived in 1844 to 1900, and his proposition on eternal recurrence was one of his most discussed works. The concept states that the world is eternally self – destroying, then self – creating, over time. He radicalizes the Christian concept of eternity and combines it with simple reasoning to come up with an innovative concept. This paper will discuss in detail what eternal recurrence is and the implications of such a concept on free spirits, and whether adopting such a belief will make a person’s life better or not....   [tags: Philosophy, Positivism]
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Tithonus and the Eternal Consequences of Decisions - Tithonus and the Eternal Consequences of Decisions "Tithonus" was written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.  The poem's setting is the ancient story of Tithonus.  Tithonus fell in love with Eos, goddess of the dawn, and asked her for immortality.  Unfortunately for Tithonus he did not ask for eternal youth, only eternal life.  He, therefore, grows old but never dies while Eos not only never dies but also never grows old.  What makes Tithonus's situation worse is that "the gods themselves cannot recall their gifts" (49).  This dramatic monologue is characteristic of Tennyson....   [tags: Tithonus] 834 words
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind, a movie that confuses yet entertains, with action, comedy, and most importantly the value of love. At times I became confounded between what was happening in the movie and what significance it had. Although it was amusing trying to figure out why I had to understand certain parts, it was also frustrating when I realized what I thought was important was really irrelevant. Comedy, another feature in this film was used very lightly; I felt as if it was there simply to keep the dull parts entertaining, and help clarify the confusing ones, on the contrary it complicated matters and it still lacked relevance....   [tags: Movies Film] 1336 words
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My Position on Eternal Life, Rabbi Maimonides - ... Time itself is one of these creations or a mishap of conception it is not eternal. To say that God was existent beforehand conception implies that He continued in time. It is tough for us to envision something that was or is beyond of time. But as you Maimonides state, the fact that we cannot envision of something extant beyond of period has less to do alongside God's limits than ours. For you Maimonides, period, as it is the compute of gesture, cannot continue in the nonexistence of it and as there is no gesture beforehand conception, period additionally is nonexistent....   [tags: Judgment Day in the Book of Revelations] 725 words
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Creation and Evolution: An Eternal Debate - Creation and Evolution: An Eternal Debate Many people have tried to reconcile the differences between creationism and Darwinism but few have succeeded. Any religious debate is seen as a very sensitive subject and the discussion about the foundations of certain religions generally becomes difficult. Darwinism, in relation to religious beliefs can become controversial; some say they can coexist and some say they cannot. Darwinism was not intended to be anti-religious, but religious activist have criticized the belief since On The Origin of Species was published in 1859....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Eternal Security: Can a Christian Lose His Salvation? - Some view their Christian liberty as a license to sin. As Bible-believing Christians, we know this is absolutely not the case. Indeed, we are saved by grace, and not through our good works. But what happens when a Christian falls from the path, into his old ways. A Calvinist would say that a true believer cannot lose his salvation, while an Arminian would say that one can lose his salvation (Dunham 41). The purpose of this paper is to look at the issue of eternal security, and to determine whether “once saved, always saved” does hold true, or whether a Christian can lose his salvation....   [tags: Christianity vs Calvinism vs Arminianism]
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The Search for Eternal Youth - The Search for Eternal Youth For billions of years, there has been life. Our planet consists of countless numbers of living creatures. Unfortunately, all living creatures have a limited life span which can range anywhere from a few hours to the ripe old age of 113 years old. Each individual has its own biological clock, and when the clock stops, our time is up. But what if we could rewind or stop our biological clock, rejuvenating ourselves to a time when we were totally content. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, "Dr....   [tags: Research History Youth Science Essays]
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Empathizing with Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Hollywood film producers have always taken interest in depicturing the alternative worlds of particular kinds and types. We might consider as a good example the techniques in which the contrast worlds are being embodied in Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind, and how, in that film, main character Joel Barish attempts to regulate his memories and not let them be vanished. While watching this film we unwittingly get involved into the alternate world of Joel’s memories. The integral aspect in the film’s successful portrayal of the parallel reality from the first sight seems to be related to the specific film shooting or editing technique; however, the philosophy of the film depend...   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Empathizing with Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - One of the most critical factors in creating “good” films is the approach in creating the emotional foundation of a story. Hollywood film producers have always taken interest in depicturing particular scenes in order to make the audience share the emotions, which main characters go through on the screen. Despite the fairly long history of film production, many scholars are still examining the issue of emotional responses to films. One of the investigators, Alex Neill, puts an edge on the question of two different types of emotional responses to the film fiction: empathy and sympathy, in his essay “Empathy and (Film) Fiction”....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Jesus: The ONLY Way and Guide to Eternal Life with God - Throughout the Bible the author(s) and, by default, Jesus try to reassert the importance of Jesus and his calling. They try to illustrate Jesus as the leader to human kind’s salvation and the only way to God. This depiction of his importance isn’t always subtle but hidden between the lines and in parables. Jesus found a way to stress his importance regardless of what his preaching topic is. Luke 6:39 is a good example of that. Luke wrote “He (Jesus) also told them a parable: “Can a blind person guide a blind person....   [tags: The Bible, religion, Jesus, beliefs]
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Analysis of the Movie Soundtrack Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - ... When the clock rings, Clementine is pulled away and as that happens, we can hear the sound of wind, which is a naturalistic sound effect. She was taken away really fast so the sound effect of wind matches the fact that it happened quite fast. Another sound effect we can hear in the scene is when Joel is back on the ice and birds are chirping in the background. In this scene, Joel realizes what is being done to him, and he does not want to go through with the procedure anymore, so he begins to shout asking for it to stop....   [tags: emotions, directors, scene, effect, sound] 1055 words
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Vanishing Memories in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - What would it be like if any bad memory or any sad memory could be erased out of the brain forever. In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet) had that opportunity available to them which they took full advantage of more than once. Thanks to the company Lacuna who does the erasing of Joel’s brain, we see the operation happen inside the thoughts of Joel. As the operation happens we see Joel slowly start to regret his choice of erasing Clementine....   [tags: memory, childhood, Jim Carrey, Lacuna]
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Film Analysis: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Michel Gondry’s 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, deals with themes of memory, identity and love. The film focuses on a lonely man named Joel Barish and his progressively dysfunctional relationship with Clementine Kruczynski. As their relationship deteriorates, they both decide individually to get the memories of each other erased from their minds at Lacuna Inc. Throughout the film, Joel demonstrates to the viewer, that although he is thoroughly unhappy, he begins to regret his agreement to the procedure and desperately tries to cling onto the happiest moments of his life....   [tags: lonely man, dysfunctional relationships]
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Rome: The Eternal City - Rome: The Eternal City Problems with format ?The history of Rome is shrouded in myth and legend.. Tales of glorious victories, conquering heroes, and vanquished foes color our perception of this legendary city.. Myth and reality are so closely intertwined that we would be remiss to examine the one without the other.. From a cluster of humble villages, arose a mighty people who would capture the admiration of the world for centuries thereafter.. To look at the history of Rome is to look at the history of civilization itself, for with Rome, modern civilization began....   [tags: History Geography Papers]
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Eternal Life - Eternal Life 1 Is there life after death. In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” Mrs. Mallard “is drinking the elixir of life through her open window.” It is possible that this very elixir provides Mrs. Mallard with her freedom through eternal life. Through Chopin’s use of characterization, conflict, and symbols, the author reveals the theme that like Mrs. Mallard, some people can achieve freedom through eternal life. [Does "eternal life" here mean life after death, or, as in "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment," life without death....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1445 words
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The Idea of Love in Sonnet 18 and Good Morrow by William Shakespeare and John Donne - John Donne and William Shakespeare are each notorious for their brilliant poetry. William Shakespeare is said to be the founder of proper sonnets, while John Donne is proclaimed to be the chief metaphysical poet. Each poet has survived the changing centuries and will forever stand the test of time. Although both John Donne and William Shakespeare share a common theme of love in their poems, they each use different tactics to portray this underlying meaning. With a closer examination it can be determined that Donne and Shakespeare have similar qualities in their writing....   [tags: poetry, eternal, tone]
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The Soul Stays the Same in Plato - ... The visible body will turn into a corpse and continue to decay, however, the invisible soul will continue to exist without the physical form of the body and may reside in the underworld. THEORY OF RECOLLECTION All these arguments raised by Socrates contribute to Plato’s theory of the eternal and static soul. However, some arguments were raised in dispute to Plato’s conclusions. Within the Phaedo, Socrates students, Cebes and Simmias, raised objections to the idea of the eternal soul. Both individuals posed very thoughtful and profound arguments to the immortal soul....   [tags: plato, death, eternal]
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The Stone of Eternal Power - Original Writing - The Stone of Eternal Power - Original Writing Despite being terrified, I was standing up straight wearing my neatest clothes, ready to knock on the huge wooden door. My legs were trembling with fear, why would a poor old man invite me to this creepy cottage. He said he had important news to tell me, he told me that I was brave enough to do something for him (but what could it be?) also there was something very mysterious, he was covering his face with some kind of cloth, why would he do that....   [tags: Papers] 572 words
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Hope Springs Eternal and The Shawshank Redemption -      “I hope I can make it across the border. I hope I can see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.” (106)      Hope Springs Eternal is a story that demonstrates how important it is to keep hope alive. Throughout the entire story, Andy was different from most everybody else, especially the other inmates. This was something readily picked out by the minister/warden. He had accused Andy of walking around as if he where at a “cocktail party”....   [tags: Shawshank Redemption] 568 words
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In Order to Reach Nirvana in Buddhism, There Is No Self - The Buddhist tradition argues that there is no ātman or self. They believe that concept of a self binds a person to the corporeal world and prevents them from reaching nirvāṇa. In the Buddhist tradition what people believe to be the self is really a collection of the five aggregates. These aggregates are the senses which we experience the world through and they give us a false sensation of individuality. If a person lets go of these aggregates they can achieve nirvāṇa and leave the cycle of rebirth....   [tags: karma, eternal. soul ] 870 words
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How Gilgamech's Quest Becomes a Failure - ESSAY Gilgamesh’s quest becomes a failure The epic of Gilgamesh (2014) is a long story that portrays the deeds of a great hero. Gilgamesh was portrayed as two-thirds god and one third human. He ruled in the Sumerian city of Uruk and was a great hero of the past, because only such heroes were regarded as divine after death. He quest was not successful. I will prove my point in this essay by focusing on the main metaphor, his relationship with Enkidu, his fame, the rejection of Ishtar, the death of Enkidu and the journey to find eternal life....   [tags: fame, eternal life, gods]
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The Mediation of The Concept of Balance in the Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu - The mediation of the concept of balance in the Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu; ‘The way’ is cluttered with constant imagery of contradictory views which are both compelling and insightful, through which we are taken on a journey, our final destination being the true meaning of life. In a world where we are all yearning for the meaning for life, true harmony and real balance it is no surprise that the Tao Te Ching is a very haunting piece of literature that holds the reader in an almost trans like state of mind as it attempts to portray the way to accomplish the above....   [tags: eternal tao, china, religion]
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The Lake of Fire - The Lake of Fire has been a theological topic of great controversy. Cults such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses reject the doctrine of eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire, and instead they assert that the place is purely symbolic and that one should not take it literally. However, any good student of the Bible knows that although there is much figurative language throughout the Scriptures, he should always interpret the Bible in the literal sense. Therefore, the believer of God’s Word should consider the Lake of Fire a literal place of torment....   [tags: Bible, Scripture, eternal punishment]
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The White Lotus Movement - ... This prompted the sect to produce small, yet popular demonstrations against the foreign rule at the time (Wertz). The White Lotus Society helped organize these protests into wide spread rebellion (Wertz). The Mongols believed that the White Lotus society was a religious sect and banned its existence, forcing its members to go underground into hiding (Wertz). Now that they were a secret society, the White Lotus became instrumental towards national morale and religious doctrine (Wertz). A revolution, which was started by the White Lotus society, took shape in 1352 around Guangzhou (Wertz)....   [tags: eternal mother, buddhist, sectarian ] 1080 words
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An Analysis of the Attitudes of Men in Eternal Devotion and How You Do It - The poems ‘Eternal Devotion’ and ‘How You Do It’ by Wt. Bakelar and Labrina respectively, talk about the different ways the men treat their spouses. Bakelar’s poem talks about a couple who have been married for a very long period of time and how the man basically worships her. In Labrina’s poem, the boy breaks his girlfriend’s heart and yet has no guilty conscience. Through the way they treat their partners, their contrasting attitudes stand out. In this essay, I am mainly going to analyse the attitudes of the men from the different speakers’ point of view....   [tags: partners, love, supportive]
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How Christians Define Grace - ... This sovereignty means that all things given to the creation must come from, and be managed by, the Creator. Once we understand that grace is something that God, and God alone gives freely, then we can begin to understand how all human life is dependent upon it. This is because all of mankind is sinful and, because of that sin, has no right to life and should be dead. The Bible tells us, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3.23), and "for the wages of sin is death" (Rom....   [tags: god, christ, eternal life] 1190 words
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Athanasia: Human Impermanence and the Journey for Eternal Life in the Epic of Gilgamesh - Athanasia: Human Impermanence and the Journey for Eternal Life in the Epic of Gilgamesh “Will you too die as Enkidu did. Will grief become your food. Will we both fear the lonely hills, so vacant. I now race from place to place, dissatisfied with whereever I am and turn my step toward Utnapishtim, godchild of Ubaratutu” (Jackson “Gilgamesh Tablet IX” 4-9) Gilgamesh so much feared death that he threw away his honor as a warrior in order to obtain immortality. For centuries there have existed individuals who yearn for everlasting life....   [tags: literary analysis, gilgamesh]
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Character Exposition Through Mise-en-Scène in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Mise-e-scène is one of the most recognizable conventions in filmmaking. It translates literally from the French to “staging” or “to put in the scene” in English. When applied to film studies, mise-en-scène refers to all the visual elements within a particular shot or sequence. Mise-en-scène consists of 5 distinct categories which assist in the development of a film’s visual narrative: Setting and Design, Costume and Make-up, Lighting, Acting and Movement, and Framing. These elements together and separately help to inform the viewer by giving them visual cues as to the nuances of meaning within a film’s structural form....   [tags: Michael Gondry, ascetic lifestyle] 1417 words
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The Lake of Fire: Theological Topic of Great Controversy - ... Furthermore, Jesus spoke to the disciples about the Lake of Fire as if it was a literal place, and not in a way that suggested it was symbolic in nature. Additionally, the Gospel of Matthew states that the wicked will go into everlasting punishment, and the righteous into eternal life (Matt. 25:46). How can anybody be so dishonest in their interpretation, and in one sense interpret this verse in the literal sense by believing that the righteous literally go into eternal life in a conscious state of existence, yet at the same time assert that the verse is speaking figuratively when it comes to the eternal punishment of the wicked....   [tags: doctrine of eternal punishment, religious beliefs] 2017 words
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Buddha was a Great Teacher, Christ is Our Eternal Lord - Buddha was a Great Teacher, Christ is Our Eternal Lord In Buddhism, one’s path to nirvana relies on the effort and discipline of the individual. By contrast, Jesus taught our goal is not a state of non-conscious being, but an eternal relationship with God. There is nothing one can do to earn a right relationship with God. Instead, we must receive His gift of grace, the sacrificial death of His Son, Jesus Christ and this restores our relationship with our creator Almost all religions teach that a person's personality continues after death....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Nietzsche Contra Schopenhauer: The Construel of Eternal Recurrence - Nietzsche Contra Schopenhauer: The Construel of Eternal Recurrence Several years after the completion of his chief work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and shortly before his final mental collapse, Nietzsche pinpointed in retrospect its central concern: "the fundamental conception of the work, the idea of eternal recurrence, the highest form of affirmation which can possibly be attained" (6: 335). To have admitted that the most important philosophical project of his life was the construction of a formula which could overcome nihilism and affirm life, betrayed not only what he believed to have been his greatest achievement....   [tags: Philosophy] 3985 words
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“Thy eternal summer shall not fade”: Flower of all Seasons in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 - Shakespeare intertwines two characteristics of beauty, while at the same time subtly showing their differences, showing that inner transcends outer beauty. Beauty is rare and true beauty even more so; true beauty is beauty that’s on the inside, and is lacking in many, yet Shakespeare was able to find a woman who is beautiful from the inside out. Shakespeare, in sonnet eighteen, uses descriptions of nature, and imagery to imply, and directly compare them to a girl with true inner beauty, one which surpasses even her own outer beauty....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 797 words
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The Roman Empire: The Eternal City - The Roman Empire was one of the strongest civilizations during its twelve century history.The three most important contributions to their strengths were a perfect location which provided an abundance of resources, powerful leaders such as Julius Caesar that focused on military might so they could conquer other civilizations, and a far more advanced architecture than their neighbors. The history of Rome is so important because they are one of the greatest civilizations to have ever existed and there are reasons to why they were so successful....   [tags: romulus and remo, tiber river, military]
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The Eternal Quest for Inner Peace - ... Of course, if we give control of our lives to someone else, we will never be happy. It is us, who needs to be stronger, and by achieving the same, nobody can disturb our inner peace. Source – (ideas from Great pacemakers, www.tinybuddha.com, a book written by Mahatma Gandhi) Whenever we show an act of kindness towards our society in some or the other way, the wave of peace traverse through our soul and gradually we distance ourselves from the wrongful deeds. A kind individual maintains a certain amount of peace in the community....   [tags: personal philosophy and well being] 1025 words
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The Eternal Battle of Power - At the end of the 14th century, the feudalism started to face one of its hardest periods since its formation during the 11th century. The peasants begun to reveal against their lords; they started to realize that they had power over the lord’s domains, since they were the ones who sow the crops, raise, harvest, and finally commercialize them to pay the taxes, which were compulsory to be paid by the age of fifteen (in 1381) in every single family. In this context the film develops. “The reckoning” is based on a novel written by Barry Unsworth (“Morality Play”, 1995)....   [tags: World History ]
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A Study of Hello, All About Eve; Scarlet and Joy Division; and The Eternal - A Study of Hello, All About Eve; Scarlet and Joy Division; and The Eternal Introduction I have chosen to study Evanescence – Hello, All About Eve – Scarlet and Joy Division – The Eternal. These pieces are all from the gothic genre yet each has individual features that make them very different from each other. This can provoke people into believing that they lie more comfortably into a sub-genre, for example; gothic rock, gothic folk etc. The main features of gothic music are hard to pinpoint because of this diversity however they regularly include melancholy lyrics, unusual vocals created by singers who are not accepted into the “charts”, often with drawn out...   [tags: Papers] 2342 words
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Man's Eternal Search for Affection Explored in The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo penned a fantastic, picturesque story of passion and the human spirit in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The dramatic emotions of the characters play out on the stage of fifteenth century Paris, France. Quasimodo, a repugnant physical defect of nature, lived severed from human contact, excepting that of the solemnly aloof priest, Claude Frollo. For his part, Frollo strove for knowledge until he encountered the captivatingly gorgeous gypsy dancer, Esmeralda. She existed solely to adore an arrogant captain of the King's Archers, named Phoebus de Chateaupers, for saving her from being kidnapped....   [tags: Hunchback of Notre Dame Essays]
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Hope Springs Eternal: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King - Hope Springs Eternal: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King A wise man once said, “Memory is the library of the mind.” All of the events in one’s life, ranging from birth to the present, are stored in this complex catalog of experience. There they remain untouched and collecting dust until a time of need, much like the scores of books found in today’s libraries. No matter how obscure, their topics represent the various trials of life that build one’s character and forever serve as the most reliable source of the human psyche....   [tags: Shawshank Stephen King Essays]
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Joseph Bedier's The Romance of Tristan and Iseult and Jean Cocteau’s Eternal Return - The Romance of Tristan and Iseult, by Joseph Bédier, and Jean Cocteau’s 1943 cinematic adaptation of the epic love story Eternal Return, both portray the love between Tristan and Iseult, and Patrice and Natalie as an agonizing cancer that overpowers the lovers after they consume the love potion. But the differences of how and when the love potion is administered, and the lovers’ feelings for each other before the potion is drunk, reveal different depictions of the love potion between the novel and the film....   [tags: Comparison of Book and Film]
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The Female as the Eternal Pariah in “Her Kind” - Everyone has once been someone that they aren’t necessarily ashamed of, but something they aren’t anymore. When you’re in school, everyone is different; between the popular kids, the jocks, the cheerleader, the dorks, the Goths, and all the other “types” of people. In “Her Kind,” Anne Sexton shows that she has been a lot of different women, and she is not them now. In this paper we will be diving into the meanings behind the displaced “I,” the tone and reparation, and who Anne Sexton really is and how that affects what she is trying to let people see through this poem....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ] 1080 words
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Memento: An Eternal Memory of Film Noir - Film noir as a genre began in America following the Great Depression with a visual style reminiscent of German Expressionist cinematography. It reflects the time’s general sense of pessimism, cynicism, and dark confusion. It became widely known for its psychologically expressive approach to visual composition and many definitive stylistic elements. The use of dark and white lighting, a morally ambiguous protagonist, loose plotlines, a corrupt authority figure, and a femme fatale character were among its defining features....   [tags: movie genres, German Expressionist cinematography] 1635 words
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The Vampire Lestat and the Problem of Eternal Damnation - The problem or question of what it means to be damned is difficult to understand at the best of times, it is however all the more difficult when the subject in question is a vampire. How does a vampire that has developed God-like powers and whose only way to survive is to take human life, redeem themselves in the eyes of God. This is not really an issue for Lestat; as for the majority of the Vampire Chronicles he believes himself to be a form of God. With every life that Lestat takes he is committing a mortal sin, the gravest form of sin and he does so with full knowledge and consent....   [tags: American Literature] 3602 words
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Privacy vs Security: A Comparsion of Th Eterna Value of Privacy by Bruce Schneier and In the Battle between Privacy and Sercurity by Chris Cillzza - ... The author uses strong supporting evidence in his article to back up his claim. As an example that supports his claim “Privacy was inherit to the nobility of their being and their cause.” In the quotation that the author use above, Schneier is saying how you don’t need to urine your privacy which is related to what his claim is stating. He also states “privacy is a basic human need” which means it shouldn’t be intrinsic; it should be something that no one can forbid you form having. Another evidences that supports the authors claim is “Privacy protects us from abuses by those in power, even if we’re doing nothing wrong at the time of surveillance.” This quote proves that privacy is neede...   [tags: supervised, argument, surveillance] 683 words
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The Humanistic Facade of Empirical Truth: Nietzche - Playing to the chord of intrinsic causality in its most fundamental form, Nietzsche’s profundity into the reality of being Explicates a physis of our reality; and that what is evident around us is misconstrued through the nomos of our portrayal of existence. The humanistic facade of empirical truth, truly, has no truth, and that meaning is purely the outcome of a subjective reality that we have constructed for ourselves. No idea can be as astounding and depressing as this. Leading one to ask,” If humans have no idea what’s going on around them, then what’s the point of creating these philosophies?” Well, the point is that why does there need to be a point....   [tags: philosophy, causality] 1180 words
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The Unmoved Mover: God in Aristotle’s Metaphysics - For millennia, human beings have pondered the existence of supreme beings. The origin of this all-too-human yearning for such divine entities stems in part from our desire to grasp the truth of the cosmos we inhabit. One part of this universe physically surrounds us and, at the end of our lives, consumes us entirely, and so we return from whence we came. Yet there is another, arguably more eternal, part of the cosmos that, in some ways, is separable from the transient, material world we so easily perceive but that, in other ways, is inextricably linked to it by unexplored, divinable forces....   [tags: Supreme Beings, Time] 1471 words
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