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Freedom - Freedom remains the sole basis for American society as we know it. Without freedom the great nation of America would have never been founded. To understand the true principles of freedom, one must understand the scope of the word. Philosophical freedom encompasses the ability to make choices without restraints, while political freedom is the state of being free rather than in physical confinement. Despite the importance of these ideas to our founding fathers, freedom has lost much of its importance in modern American society....   [tags: Society Politics Freedom Liberty, reform] 1307 words
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A Dose of Freedom - ... A woman, who loved her husband, is finally able to give herself what she never got; love. “She said it over and over under her breath: free, free, free. (82). In a society were woman followed suite, Mrs. Mallard was finally able to live for herself. With her husband being gone she gained her independence. Weak hearted, Mrs. Mallard was full of spirit and ready to take on the world. How ironic that the man who once confined her, was able to set her free. Unbeknownst to her, Mr. Mallard did not parish, “It was Mr....   [tags: Kate Chopin, Freedom]
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Political Correctness or Freedom of Speech - The term political correctness (PC) has infringed on our freedom of speech by assuming that the populace is too ignorant to realize what appropriate speech is. This term is now as common in our society as the term, ‘freedom of speech’. It is incomprehensible how these two words have had such an effect on the manner in which our society communicates. The trend casts a negative view on our society by letting political views determine what is appropriate in our social sector. Political correctness, as applied in today’s society, seeks to control freedom of speech and poses a true danger to a free society....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]
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Freedom of Speech: A Double-edged Sword - Freedom of speech has been a topic of discussion for many years. Since democracy was established in many countries to provide safety and rights, freedom of speech has been one of the most important rights in any constitution. Freedom of speech constitutes a human right that all people should have and one that must be respected. As individuals, we are entitled to express our opinions, write, publish or communicate, and such expressions must be, if not shared, respected. Different countries have certain level of tolerance at the moment of executing this right....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 807 words
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Choosing Freedom over Equality - This is not an easy motion to debate on. Thus, this piece of writing will mention, discuss and bring forward the irrationality of choosing either freedom over equality or visa versa, without having a harmonious counterbalance between the two factors, implemented by a regulatory body. It will also include examples of countries which "total freedom" or "total equality" is in practice, where the search for total freedom led to total anarchy, or the pursuit for total equality curtailed the freedom in all areas of life....   [tags: freedom, equality, government, ] 562 words
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What Values are Sacrificed for Freedom? - Many personal values are sacrificed in order to maintain freedom in the country. Freedom is kept by fighting against enemies in wars. Wars take a tremendous toll on the people in the country. Many of the things sacrificed for freedom are people’s lives, freedom, money, health, and emotions. Fighting for freedom turns out to be an ironic event. It is ironic because freedom is sacrificed to guard it. Many brave men and women give up their daily lives so they can be shipped off to a place where they must follow orders and engage in combat....   [tags: Values, Freedom, war,] 419 words
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Freedom In America - America is the universal symbol of freedom. But is it really free. Does the history of the United States stay true to the ideas of our forefathers. Or has the definition been altered to fit American policies. Has freedom defined America. Or has America defined freedom. I believe America was at first defined by freedom, then after time, America defined freedom, altering the definition to fit the niche it fits in, but still keeping key components so it still seems to be staying true to the ideas of America’s founding fathers....   [tags: Defining Freedom in America]
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The Faces Of Freedom - The Faces Of Freedom How does one define freedom. The OED gives about a dozen useful definitions that each pertain to one of a variety of the aspects of the human state. One referred specifically to the political freedoms of an individual: “Exemption from arbitrary, despotic, or autocratic control; independence; civil liberty” (def. 2). Another definition concerned the spiritual freedom found in Christianity: “fig. Liberation from the bondage of sin” (def. 1.b). There was another that defined freedom as “Physics....   [tags: Freedom Literature Free Essays] 1303 words
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The Meaning of Freedom - For centuries the word "freedom" has been a topic of debate, and for good reason. There are so many different views of what freedom truly means and what influences it has on our daily lives. According to the American Heritage College Dictionary the word freedom means "The Condition of being free of constraints. To me, the word freedom is being able to achieve anything you want to. It is being able to change your surrounding environment how you want it to be. Many questions have been asked about whether we are truly free of constraints or if everything is predetermined by events that have already transpired....   [tags: Freedom Liberty US Democracy] 1636 words
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Group Security vs. Individual Freedom - Group Security vs. Individual Freedom During totalitarian leadership, many control tactics are used to maintain power. Whether it is censorship, revised history, terror, or propaganda, these tactics ensure that the dictator remains in power. I believe the three most important tactics are propaganda, censorship, and terror. The most effective is terror, because fear can make people completely change who they are as people to stay alive. If you can control what people are afraid of, you can control almost every aspect of their lives....   [tags: Government, Totalitarianism, Freedom] 1124 words
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Freedom of Expression in Canada -      The right to freedom of expression can be described as a war. It is a war that has lasted for centuries and may last for centuries more. It is a war between freedom of expression and social intolerance. In this war there are many battles. The battle on which this brief essay centers itself is the battle between freedom of speech and laws limiting that freedom; more specifically the ability to spread hate propaganda and the "hate laws". Included in the essay is a brief outline of one skirmish that has taken place (Keegstra)....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 1923 words
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Freedom of Expression on the Internet - I.Introduction This paper addresses whether we should censor or block access to websites with controversial material. It looks at the issue from several sides: The relevant US laws that are in place, how censorship is used at the university and corporate levels, how other countries are attempting censorship, and finally what I feel about the topic. Given all that I have read in preparing this paper, I have come to the conclusion that without a set of globally-accepted rules, we should not be censoring the Internet except where these rules are being broken....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]
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Freedom In Constitution - Have you ever wondered what life at school would be like without “freedom?” In my opinion I think it would be horrid. Think about it. If we had no freedom we wouldn’t be able to do the things we love most, or choose what friends we hang out with. The freedoms we have now we all take for granted. For example, do you even know what your freedoms are. If you don’t, then you ought to hear me out so you know in the future what they mean. First of all there are two very specific freedoms that all students and teachers should know and understand....   [tags: Personal Opinion Argument Paper Freedom] 1045 words
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Love and Freedom - Love and Freedom What is love. Is it something we do or something we can know. Some classify love as something that you feel for some people sometimes. It is often linked or used interchangeably with lust. Others feel that it is something that is constant and untouched by judgement and feeling. The only common denominator for love is that it is something that is desirable; it is something that we want. So what do people want. Many philosophies pose answers; but those answers frequently lead to more questions....   [tags: Love Freedom Psychology Philosophy essays] 3678 words
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Freedom of the Press - Freedom of the Press Although a cherished right of the people, freedom of the press is different from other liberties of the people in that it is both individual and institutional. It applies not just to a single person's right to publish ideas, but also to the right of print and broadcast media to express political views and to cover and publish news. A free press is, therefore, one of the foundations of a democratic society, and as Walter Lippmann, the 20th-century American columnist, wrote, "A free press is not a privilege, but an organic necessity in a great society." Indeed, as society has grown increasingly complex, people rely more and more on newspapers, radio, and television to keep abreast with world news, opinion, and political ideas....   [tags: Freedom Rights Media Governmental Essays] 5635 words
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Society: The Puppet Master of Freedom - Throughout history there have been countless cases where groups of people have fought for their freedom. They have fought their battles in political debates, protests, and in the most extreme cases war. The oppressed continuously try to escape their oppressors, under the assumption that their oppressors live in complete sovereignty. People did not know then and still do not understand today that the environment they inhabit is the key factor that controls communal freedom. In Wallace Stevens “Disillusionment of Ten O’ Clock” and Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” both speakers affirm that society does not allow individual freedom to exist in this world....   [tags: sociology, poetry, freedom, Whitman, Wallace Steve] 1150 words
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What is the Meaning of Freedom? - Freedom is often spoken of in what can be referred to as a loose sense of the word. One country has more freedom than another; a twenty-one year old has more freedom than a fifteen year old. What exactly does this word mean. For different people it may mean different things, but there has to be an equilibrium that can be reached in order to determine the meaning of freedom itself. In one form, freedom can mean that a person has "exemption from an obligation."* If only the root (free) is looked at, it can be interpreted that one is "not under the control or power of another."* However often the latter definition is used, it is also disagreed with, and for good reason: there is always a ruler, although the ruler may not necessarily be in the form of a person or group of persons....   [tags: What Does Freedom Mean?] 373 words
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Keeping Peace and Freedom - Keeping Peace and Freedom George Bush who is the President of the United States of America came and visited our small town of Flagstaff in September of 2002. As a leader of our country, he reminds the Americans that we should be grateful for our freedom. Through contextualizing, structure, and rhetorical appeals, he gets through to his listeners by reminding us all, that keeping peace and freedom is not an easy job to do. He tells us how lucky we are to have freedom, and what we have to do to keep our “homeland” safe for our children of today....   [tags: Politics Political Freedom Essays] 896 words
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The Fragility of Freedom Gadamerian - The Fragility of Freedom Gadamerian ABSTRACT: This paper examines the nature of freedom in Hang-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutics. It focuses on the last section of Wahrheit und Methode advancing the hypothesis that Gadamer’s model of understanding is derived from his particular appropriation of the Platonic notion of the beautiful which poses a passive interpretative posture toward the object of understanding and deprives the activity of interpretation the essential creative quality of freedom. I argue that to the extent that the object of understanding presents itself as immediate revelation of truth, the interpreting subject is reduced to a mere acknowledger of truth as opposed to a creative producer....   [tags: Gadamer Freedom Essays]
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Kant and Luther’s Understandings of Human Freedom - ... The spirit, in turn, gives us the happiness and freedom at which the law aims…" Additionally, it is important to understand Luther’s distinction between the Law and the Gospel in order to further explore Luther’s understanding of human freedom. The Law is God’s commands; it allows humans to coexist, limits chaos and condemns sinfulness, though it is not God’s road for salvation. Why. For Luther God’s law cannot be followed because humans by nature are sinful; instead, the law serves to show humanity their distance from God and ignites a need for redemption, leading us to turn to the gospel....   [tags: liberty, freedom, morality, christianity, religion] 908 words
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The Freedom of Men in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Work - Out of the many philosophers of his time, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s ideas were the most enlightened. His ideas were extremely controversial and he has influenced political and social change for over two hundred years. His ideas were enlightened by thinking ahead of the people of his time by talking about general will, liberty and the corruption of society, and how freedom was essential to being human. We find the Rousseau argued about the freedoms of men quite a bit in his work The Social Contract....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosophy, freedom,] 511 words
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The Relationship Between Slavery and Freedom - The Relationship Between Slavery and Freedom For Edmund S. Morgan American slavery and American freedom go together hand in hand. Morgan argues that many historians seem to ignore writing about the early development of American freedom simply because it was shaped by the rise of slavery. It seems ironic that while one group of people is trying to break the mold and become liberated, that same group is making others confined and shattering their respectability. The aspects of liberty, race, and slavery are closely intertwined in the essay, 'Slavery and Freedom: The American Paradox.' The contradictions between slavery and freedom are very apparent throughout history....   [tags: Slavery Freedom American History Essays]
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Freedom - Freedom “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.” These are the words of Ronald Reagan, former President of the United States of America, speaking on the topic of freedom, a subject he frequently dealt with during his long presidency. Over the years, freedom in the U.S. has become an increasingly controversial topic, and the effectiveness of the government in affording these freedoms has been called into question. Through certain historical documents and events, the government’s effectiveness at ensuring freedoms for all can be confirmed....   [tags: American History]
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Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad and others journey to freedom - ... The money was used to buy transportation such as a boat or a train. Sometimes, the conductor would also have to buy clothing for the slaves so that they would not attract eyes from others with their shredded clothing. Money was also donated by individuals and groups that supported the cause. Harriet’s Underground Railroad was starting to free increasingly slave. “She returned to the South at least nineteen times to lead her family and hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad....   [tags: American History, Slavery, Freedom]
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Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City - The articles "Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City" and "Freedom of Religion: Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association" both engage in conflicts pertaining to the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. "Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City" is an article about the KKK's attempt to spread their beliefs through a public access cable television channel. Dennis Mahon and Allan Moran, both of the KKK, asked to be broadcasted on air in 1987, and the whole situation led to a major problem....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 1532 words
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An Account of Racial Inequality in Langston Hughes' Freedom Train - An Account of Racial Inequality in Langston Hughes' Freedom Train "Freedom Train" by Langston Hughes is a powerful and eye-opening account of racial inequality in the early Twentieth century. Hughes poem is filled with a sense of irony but also hope towards the future. This tongue-in-cheek look at the so-called "Freedom" Train is a powerful image. Langston Hughes included important ideas in a simple and original way. Hughes was writing at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and his focus remained on issues faced by African Americans, but he did not dwell on the injustices....   [tags: Hughes Freedom Train Essays] 1030 words
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An Analysis of Langston Hughes' Poem, Freedom Train - An Analysis of Langston Hughes' Poem, Freedom Train There is very little left to the imagination when reading Langston Hughes "Freedom Train". His ideas of being free are apparent from the beginning of his poem. However, although he spells everything out, he still leaves a couple of things for his readers to figure out. He starts off wanting to know all about this train he keeps hearing. He says, "I read in the papers about the Freedom Train. I heard on the radio about the Freedom Train." He wants to know everything he can about this train....   [tags: Hughes Freedom Train Essays] 702 words
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Nelson Mandela's Long Walk To Freedom - Missing Works Cited Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela in his book, Long Walk to Freedom argues through the first five parts that a black individual must deal, coop, and grow through a society that is hindering their lives' with apartheid and suppression of their rightful land. Rolihlanla Mphakanyiswa or clan name, Madiba was born on July 18, 1918 in a simple village of Mvezo, which was not accustomed to the happenings of South Africa as a whole. His father was an respected man who led a good life, but lost it because of a dispute with the magistrate....   [tags: Nelson Mandela Long Walk Freedom Essays] 2182 words
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Freedom - Freedom. Kate Chopin's The Awakening is a story of Edna Pontellier, wife and mother. It is a novel about the choices one will makes to protect one's personal freedom. The story is based on a time in history when women did just what they were expected to do. They were expected to be good daughters, good wives, and good mothers. A woman was expected to move from the protection of her father's roof to the protection of her husband. Edna, our protagonist, doesn’t fit this mold. She searches to find her place in a constraining society, one that doesn’t allow for a woman to have freedom....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Oppression of the Black Community as Depicted in Langston Hughes' Poem, Freedom Train - Oppression of the Black Community as Depicted in Langston Hughes' Poem, Freedom Train The poem, "Freedom Train" not only demonstrates the state of oppression the black community faced in 1947 but uses historical events and movements of the era. Langston Hughes wrote this poem in response to the train called Freedom Train that carried historical documents across country on September 17, 1947. On board the train was the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and a draft of the Constitution....   [tags: Hughes Freedom Train Essays] 695 words
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Freedom - I believe rationality is incorrectly dictated by society. Generally when one is irrational he or she is contradicting the "normal" or what everyone is programmed to do. Kant says "Can you also will that your maxim should become a universal law."1 In part I agree to the theory of universal law where "rational" is judged by universality or what everyone should do. In fact we know that primitive societies were not built on rationality. I believe that we are intrinsically rational and irrational....   [tags: essays research papers] 939 words
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Freedom - Freedom is defined as the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action. In An Indian’s View of Indian Affairs, Chief Joseph petitions for freedom. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is a call for freedom. The texts written by Chief Joseph and King share many similar philosophies because the situations faced by two cultures, which are embodied in the texts, are similar. Chief Joseph represents a group of Native Americans who are restricted to land that they do not covet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Freedom - Freedom In the Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass written by Fredrick Douglass, he and the rest of the slaves in 1840 had to be tricky to survive. Douglass used trickery to his advantage and made it into a positive action, freedom. Douglass went through many hardships and disturbing ordeals. He witnessed his younger brother get his head bashed in, that in it self is horrific enough. He overheard Mr. Auld, one of his masters, telling Mrs. Auld that it was unsafe to teach a slave to read (Douglass 42)....   [tags: American America History] 870 words
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Freedom - Freedom College. It screams freedom. You plan and prepare for months and make decisions that will affect the rest of your life. You pack your room up and move it hundreds of miles from your controlling parents. This is it; freedom at last. No more curfews, no more rules, no more high school “mystery meat” day, and no more boring hometown. No need to worry about money, there’s plenty of it. Your parents are going to help pay for your living expenses and your scholarship and loan will get you through the tuition and fees....   [tags: Essays Papers] 631 words
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Freedom - Freedom This book was written in the middle to late twentieth century. Generally, this book dealt with Indians living in East Africa. The book is set in native Tanzania where Vassanji was raised after his family moved from his birthplace Nairobi. This book is a collection of short stories that chronically move from the narrator’s early childhood until he returns to his homeland years later to find that much has changed from his childhood. There are many issues that are intertwined into the text that Vassanji incorporates to relay his stories....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1180 words
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Freedom - Freedom By definition, censorship is the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are “offensive,” it happens whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal, political, or moral values on others. Internet censorship is a controversial issue that requires careful thought in order to have a well-formed opinion. It has become a hot topic in the Media and countries that are currently seeking this type of censorship. Many believe censoring the Internet is a violation of our rights. Perhaps, by sharing my thoughts and ideas I can shed some light on this subject....   [tags: essays research papers] 795 words
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Freedom - Freedom The Yellow Wallpaper, is about a woman that is trying to escape the man orient society that she is living in. So, during the summer he husband has rented this "colonial mansion, of romantic felicity,"(594) for the summer trying to get his wife over this "temporary nervous depression,"(595) and feels that fresh air will do her some good. She wanted to say down stairs but he feels that upstairs is a better idea that they stay up stairs. This is showing that men rule the world and whatever they say goes....   [tags: American Literature] 655 words
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Hate Speech is the Price We Must Pay for Freedom of Speech -      Living in the United States we enjoy many wonderful freedoms and liberties. Even though most of these freedoms seem innate to our lives, most have been earned though sacrifice and hard work. Out of all of our rights, freedom of speech is perhaps our most cherished, and one of the most controversial. Hate speech is one of the prices we all endure to ensure our speech stays free. But with hate speeches becoming increasingly common, many wonder if it is too great of a price to pay, or one that we should have to pay at all....   [tags: Freedom of Speech Essays]
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Death and Freedom in Sorrows of a Young Werther and Crime and Punishment - Death and Freedom in Sorrows of a Young Werther and Crime and Punishment The relationship between death and freedom is a common thread throughout Sorrows of a Young Werther by Goethe and Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. The relationship illustrated in both works is that one cannot achieve true freedom until they are dead. Until death, Werther and Raskolnikov will always feel the restrictions that society places upon them. Werther feels restricted due to the unrequited love of Lotte and Raskolnikov feels restricted by the moral code that society establishes....   [tags: Goethe Dostoevsky Death Freedom Literature Essays] 884 words
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The Statue of Liberty Lending Credence to the Word Freedom in America - The Statue of Liberty Lending Credence to the Word Freedom in America The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognized artifacts of freedom in the world. It has the ability to create emotions that range from happiness to anger all at one time. The best way to analyze such a powerful image is to use Kenneth Burke’s idea of pentadic analysis. By using this method of the analysis, we will be able to answer the rhetorical question: How does the Statue of Liberty lend credence to the word “freedom” in America....   [tags: Lady Liberty American Patriotism Freedom Essays] 1084 words
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American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia - American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia Edmund Morgan begins American Slavery, American Freedom the Ordeal of Colonial Virginia with a paradox. He presents his readers with the passionate rhetoric of men like Thomas Jefferson: belief in liberty and abhorrance for slavery and reminds us that he, and others like him, were slaveholders. Morgan asserts that the rise in such beliefs accompanied and in fact were dependent upon slavery. He claims that this contradiction is "American" and it is important, as Americans, that we understand its origins and development (5)....   [tags: Edmund Morgan Slavery Freedom Ordeal Essays]
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Personal Freedom and Nonconformity in Kobo Abe's Novels - Personal Freedom and Nonconformity in Kobo Abe's Novels “No man or woman is wooed by theory alone.” (WITD 32) In declaiming the ability to woo by theory, Kobo Abe betrays his desire to do exactly that. Trained as a physician, Abe has a mindset which leans toward the scientific method: one of hypothesis, experiment, result, and conclusion. In this case, the original hypothesis posed that a man could woo by theory alone, the experiment was the attempt of a wooing guided by theoretical principles, the result a failure, and the conclusion drawn is that such a wooing is not possible, disproving the original hypothesis....   [tags: Kobo Abe Literature Society Freedom Essays]
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First Amendment and the Constitutional Freedoms in Amercan Schools - ... The court has accepted this as necessary. In looking at Terminiello v. Chicago, a priest criticized racial group while making a speech. The police were not able to maintain order and fined Terminiello 100 dollars for violation of Chicago's breach of peace ordinance. After multiple appeals, the Supreme Court finally said: … a function of free speech under our system of government is to invite dispute. It may indeed best serve its high purpose when it induces a condition of unrest, creates dissatisfaction with conditions as they are, or even stirs people to anger....   [tags: freedom of speech, constitutional freedoms] 1264 words
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Four Freedoms - ... Also, big companies were fearless of protest and persecution from the laborers and unions because of the armories that were installed in the most important metropolises.27 During the 1870’s-1890’s White men and woman did not have the same fears that the black man and woman did. For example, during this period during this period was the birth of the Ku Klux Klan which induced the killing of black men, but more specifically the lynching of black men. During this period it was estimated that the total number of lynching had reached an estimated 5,000.28 Africans feared for their life because they could have easily lost their life during this period....   [tags: freedom of spech, freedom of religion, want, fear]
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A freedom greater than freedom - It is a common misconception that those in power necessarily have more liberty than their less powerful counterparts. Intuitively, a country’s king has the freedom to act in more ways than the peasant, the rich have more options than the poor, the slave owner rules while the slave is ruled, and a government official often treads above the laws they pen for the people. However, there is a hidden assumption in this way of thought— that liberty is proportional to quality of life. From a pragmatic point of view, most would choose the life of the king over the life of the slave, the rich over the poor, the slave owners over the slaves, or the above the law status to the law abiding one, simply because the quality of life of one is so much greater than the quality of life of the other....   [tags: Character Analysis] 2464 words
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Freedom in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" - Jean-Paul Satre once said that “Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.” Freedom is an idea that is expressed in multiple ways. In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn freedom is a theme that fluxuates between characters. Mark Twain wrote Huck Finn as an American realism story. The novel was based around the pre civil war period where slavery was a big factor of life. Slavery was a key basis of whether a man was free or not during this time period. Freedom is something that has a different meaning to everybody or to any situation it is applied to....   [tags: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, freedo] 698 words
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Freedom of the Press - Freedom of the press is part of the five main freedoms represented in the first amendment of the constitution of the United States. The constitution was ratified in 1791 putting freedom of the press in full development. Since then many cases have evolved with this freedom, and the freedom had some role of developing future amendments and technology in modern day. Freedom of the press had a history even before its ratification, it helped to solve many court cases, and is used throughout modern times. First of all, this is the definition of freedom of the press from lawbrain.com....   [tags: The First Amendment]
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Ensuring Freedom - Throughout the course of history, the aspect of freedom in the eyes of American citizens has been surprisingly ambivalent. With the creation of the Declaration and the Constitution early in our country’s lifetime, the element of freedom was undeniably sought. However, looking back at the loosely written intentions of this document, freedom can be assumed unfit for all. The Declaration, promising “that all men are created equal” (U.S. Declaration Ind.), began as a document causing nothing but civil strife from the voices of ill represented minorities....   [tags: American History]
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Academic Freedom - In the essay by Stanley Fish, entitled, “Academic Cross-Dressing”, he presents historical arguments on the subject of academic freedom on the college level. These freedoms are an incredibly important subject within our educational system. The article states his position as one that is pro freedom regardless of content or previous thought. That is to say the importance of learning is how to think out the importance of what you think. It is my firm belief that education, particularly in the college arena, should be focused on teaching not only subjects of interest but also interesting thought....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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What is Freedom? - Arendt connects politics and freedom, and views freedom in terms of participation and common action. The organization or form for freedom, for the action, which manifests or embodies freedom, is the polis or city or public realm: it is the world, in the sense of a worldly place. Freedom exists only when individuals engage in political activities; that is to say, whenever they decide to live together in a community. Moreover, political action looks to create, preserve, or reform a suitable world by the same means that brought them into being....   [tags: Philosophy] 542 words
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The Choice of Freedom - Less than one hundred years ago, several million innocent Europeans lost their lives in gas chambers and by other – and usually more violent – means. In Africa, genocide continues to plague the continent. Every single day, parents use violence against their innocent children. These and countless other heinous acts have plagued Earth since the very beginning of human existence. The horrors of the world cause people to question the existence of any sort of God. One religious skeptic may ask, “How can evil exist if there is a God?” It seems doubtless that an ultimate good – such as God – can exist in an atmosphere filled with murder, abuse, violence, and rage....   [tags: Theology] 1390 words
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Freedom and Determinism - Freedom is a human value that has inspired many poets, politicians, spiritual leaders, and philosophers for centuries. Poets have rhapsodized about freedom for centuries. Politicians present the utopian view that a perfect society would be one where we all live in freedom, and spiritual leaders teach that life is a spiritual journey leading the soul to unite with God, thus achieving ultimate freedom and happiness. In addition, we have the philosophers who perceive freedom as an inseparable part of our nature, and spend their lives questioning the concept of freedom and attempting to understand it (Transformative Dialogue, n.d.)....   [tags: Free-will, Determinism, Predestination]
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Freedom of Speech - Freedom of speech, ones right to say what they please without fear of being punished, is among one of the most treasured freedoms throughout America. Protected by the relevant constitutional provision, this freedom was also deemed most important by the founders. The first inhabitants of North American colonies, whom were controlled by the British, did not have the legal right to speak out against government policies or issues such as unfair laws and taxes, English speech regulations were quite restrictive....   [tags: Bill of Rights]
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Interrogation of Freedom - What is freedom. Is freedom when a child does not have to hold the hand of their mother or father while walking across the street. Or is freedom the event that families can go to church every Sunday morning. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, freedom is defined as “the quality or state of being free as the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action.” Both are occasions of freedom, but when examining liberty, it can take numerous forms depending upon the source. Independence for a child may be that they no longer have to hold their mother’s hand or be under their parents’ rule....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Freedom and Responsibility - Built within the Constitution of the United States are specifically defined freedoms that are guaranteed to all citizens. Conversely, with every constitutional freedom there comes a corresponding responsibility. On September 25, 1789, the state legislature’s twelve proposed amendments were transmitted by congress, the first two dealing with congressional representation and congressional pay. The following numbers three through twelve were adopted by the states to become the Bill of Rights in 1791....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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Freedom of Expression - ... In the former example government limitation on videogame creativity seems to limit the company’s expression. In this case, the rights for that company may be violated. In the latter example, the presence of free cooperate expression allows those with the most power to influence which candidates stand in the running during US elections. The simple consequence of which is the limitation of the choices in elections for the larger population. By naming “Everyone” as a population to which freedom of expression belongs we are required us to ask if corporations and other organizational entities a part of “everyone.” I believe the answer is yes, but as I alluded to earlier the exercise of that right is limited to the extent that said expression limits that right for “everyone else,” defined as that same population of groups and individuals....   [tags: U.S. Bill of Rights, Amendments] 1935 words
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Caught By Freedom - The relationship between a Chinese painting and a Chinese poem is often very strong. Sometimes the poem is a response to the painting or the painting is a response to the poem. By relating one artistic representation of a theme with another representation, a deeper understanding of the artistic whole can be obtained. Shen Zhou created an artistic pairing of a painting and a poem titled “Poet on a Mountain Top.” Only with a study of both Shen Zhou’s painting and poetry can a complete understanding of the poet’s struggle with his conflicting desires for freedom in nature and attachment to humanity be gained....   [tags: Poetry] 1203 words
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What Is Freedom? - People across history cite a better life as their reasoning for immigrating to the United States. In searching for a better life, the idea of freedom is born. For example, the Protestants ran from persecution for their religion. They whole-heartedly believed they would discover a better life filled with freedom in the new world. As history continues through the 19th and 20th centuries, more immigrants from around the world travel to America searching for the sought after freedom. For instance, Irish immigrants dreamed America as the place to escape the potato famine and English Oppression during the mid-1800s (Irish Immigrants in America During the 19th Century).Leading into the early 20th century, waves of Southern and Eastern European immigrants crashed towards the United States (Immigration to the United States)....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Christian Freedom - “A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.” This paradox is the basis of Luther’s concept on Christian freedom. For Luther, his reform freed Christians two fold. Christians were free from false assumptions about salvation and from the commandments of the Old Testament. To Luther, God alone could grant salvation. Despite this freedom, Christians still had to obey earthly laws. The differences of spiritual and temporal freedom seemed contradictory but for Luther it was clear that faith would free the Christian soul....   [tags: Christianity ]
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The History of Freedom - Throughout history freedom has had many different meanings and definitions; based on race, gender, and ethnicity. According to the dictionary freedom means the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint (“freedom” def. 1). Freedom may seem like something given to everyone however it was something workers had to fight for. Not everyone believed that workers’ rights needed to be changed, which led to a long battle between workers, employers and the government....   [tags: History ]
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Religious Freedom - This statement is the foundational tenet for the evangelical and fundamentalist Christian dogma that purports a literal understanding of the Bible to be the unquestionable and undeniable truth. Creationism, a proposed alternative to evolutionary theory, requires a Christian dogma that holds the literal understanding of the Bible to be the sole source of truth. As an alternative to the natural explanation of the origins of life that science and evolutionary theory provides, creationism ministers a supernatural explanation as provided in the biblical Genesis....   [tags: Philosophy, Creationism, Bible] 2070 words
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Religious Freedom - The United States of America was founded with a credo of religious freedom. They hoped to change the vicious cycle of religious persecution and intolerance that had been swirling through Europe for centuries. Over the last two hundred years this legacy has been shredded and stained. Our religious freedoms have been taken away by people who have twisted what our country was founded to protect. The North American continent was settled by thousands of refugees from different religious persecutions from all around the globe....   [tags: Human Rights]
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The Freedom Riders - Nearly 200 years ago, after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, slavery was no longer allowed; but America was still segregated. Segregation in many public places continued especially in the South. At this time, segregation was legal. In 1892, the Supreme Court had ruled that a state could separate whites and blacks as long as the services were equal. On May 4, 1961, a diverse group of thirteen courageous individuals known as the Freedom Riders embarked on a bus journey into the South in order to challenge segregation in bus terminals....   [tags: Civil Rights, Segregation]
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The Search for Freedom - ... Since Dickinson chose a different path, the community labeled her as insane and dangerous. In her view, she did not lose her freedom; instead she freed herself from the chains of social expectations. Dickinson believes that her way of living is the “divinest Sense” because her poems are a form of claiming her individual liberty; her nonconformity in thought is her freedom. Her declaration to live the way she wants to no matter what proves that she is spiritually free and found her true self as a passionate poet....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Comparisons] 1481 words
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What is freedom? - In reality, what is freedom. When can I person actually declare freedom. These questions are brought to mind after engaging in the novel, The Known World. Many characters in the novel are said to be “free” , but they do not seem to be in reality free. Yes, they may be free from some binds, such as slavery, but in most cases, those who claim to be “free” are the ones who are indeed, the most suppressed. Take John Skiffington for example. He is a “free,” white, landowner; he is the sheriff of the town and has great power....   [tags: Character Analysis, argumentative, persuasive] 784 words
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Freedom, To An Extent - “We have learned to live in a world where ‘reality’ is a matter of choice.” While choosing what we feel is real is based on what we actually want to see. Trying to over look reality can cause a person to imagine things that might not actually be there. When you do not see the reality of anything you get lost in a world of imagination. Although, imagination is the best entertainment, when relying on it too much you would not be able to see the world of how it truly is. Adventuring out into the world is very important because it generates learning and creates additional knowledge....   [tags: Social Issues] 825 words
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A Fight for Freedom - A Fight for Freedom The Declaration of Independence had a single purpose – to declare America’s freedom from Britain’s tyranny. Thomas Jefferson crafted a strongly worded document that served this purpose but it was almost lost in the multiple styles he used. The declaration was intended to communicate the lofty ideals and sacred dreams of the citizens of the United States. Throughout the declaration, Jefferson’s style shifts between formal and informal. At first, his diction is both elegant and personal....   [tags: Declaration of Independence] 1019 words
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Freedom of Speech - Our forefathers worked to ensure we could enjoy civil liberties that they were unable to under British rule. In the First Amendments one of the liberties detailed is freedom of speech, specifically in that Congress will not enact a law that is “abridging the freedom of speech.” In 1925 the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment applies to each state ensuring that the constitutional right to free speech is protected from interference by the government. Freedom of speech can only be upheld so long as the content of which does not violate the law....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Stories of Freedom - Frederick Douglass and Harriet Ann Jacobs were both born into slavery and both shared their stories with the world. Like all slave stories, Douglass’s and Jacobs’s works express the tension between conflicting motives that produced autobiographies of slave life. The need to achieve the most important goal, an end to slavery, took the author’s back to the world that had enslaved them. Their stories had to provide truthful reproductions of both places and experiences of the past they had escaped....   [tags: LIterary Analysis ]
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Freedom in Markets - ... This affects the market as a whole due to the inefficient prices which also imbalances the prices of other products. The whole corrupt process of this can also cause the accessibility to many due to the high amount of money regarding that certain product. Although some people still support Regulation in the markets because they fear a chaotic outbreak in the economy. They have come to the conclusion that the government will save them from the many external crimes evident in the market world....   [tags: economy, economic reform, free market economy]
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Freedom for All - Equality does not exist. When black people gained the right to citizenship in the United States, they did not have any basic rights. In the 1960s, revolutions began in an effort to obtain the same rights everybody else had. Lily, the protagonist of Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, lives her adolescent life in this time with her abusive father T. Ray and her mother figure Rosaleen. While Rosaleen hopes to have the same rights that white people have, Lily hopes to obtain the freedom that came with adulthood....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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A Fundamental Freedom - Since the industrial revolution, unions have played an increasingly powerful role in the workplace. Unions began as workers who organized groups in order to negotiate for better working conditions, higher wages, and greater benefits. As time has passed, unions have grown larger and have become extremely active in the political realm. As the unions’ powers have grown, especially in the public sector, they have been able to commandeer legislation requiring public workers to pay union dues in order to keep their jobs....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Freedom of the Flapper - Partying, drinking, and dancing; these are the adjectives most commonly associated with the life of a flapper. While these descriptions are accurate, they do not inform people of the advantages and gains flappers made for the female gender. The flapper embodied the idea of freedom from the usual duties of a young female in the 1920s. These women were no longer tied down with the expectation that they immediately become a wife and mother, as well as being conservative and modest. By diving into a look at the fashion, music, and lifestyle of the flapper during the 1920s it will become obvious that they were not only independent, liberated, and enjoying many more freedoms than they had previously throughout history, but that they also helped to pave the way for future generations of women’s quest for independence....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Cry Freedom - This essay examines the film “Cry Freedom”, set in the late 1970s, which was directed by Sir Richard Attenborough in 1987. The film was based on the true story written by Donald Wood, also one of the main characters in the film. The analysis will focus on the way the movie critically evaluates the political ideology that dominates the apartheid in South Africa. The essay will discuss the character’s and film's attitude towards the white people and black people and how certain characters respond to, and are shaped by, the historic and economic events of that time....   [tags: Film Review ] 1455 words
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Freedom Awakening - ... “Mrs. Pontellier had brought her sketching materials, which she sometimes dabbled with in an un-professional way. She liked the dabbling. She felt in it a satisfaction of a kind which no other employment afforded her.” (5.12) Edna finds satisfaction in art that she cannot find elsewhere. This activity is solely her own She pursues this for no purpose other than enjoyment. “She waited for the material pictures which she thought would gather and blaze before her imagination. She waited in vain....   [tags: The Awakening, Kate Chopin]
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Freedom for Blacks - ... Those slaves would acquire such fine clothes and jewelry and would demand for whites to address them as Mr. or Mrs. Many blacks took to the streets to seek for lost relatives. The emancipation allowed for so many families to get back together; so many years children, spouses, parents were forced to be separated, now it was the perfect time to reunite with them. Some others will abandon their current spouse and families, which were imposed by masters, and will look for the one of their liking to marry....   [tags: Post-Civil War History] 802 words
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The Price of Freedom - The Price of Freedom For what seemed like the millionth time, I tried to get comfortable. I tried to shift slightly, but again, as before, unseen others crowded me; their close proximity preventing any movement and fuelling my claustrophobia. I guess the darkness was my greatest fear, its blanket of gloom at first merely depressing me, but as time progressed it began to gnaw at me like an anorexic rat. I briefly wondered if the others around me felt the same, but my companions remained mute. The oppressive silence was maddening....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2198 words
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Formula for Freedom - The nation we live in cannot pretend to be perfect nor will it ever be; wars, both violent and silent, are fought to form the laws, places, and people we know. The solutions that are forever written down in history books are composed of a great deal of persuasion. With segregation, those who desire equal rights choose this method to attempt a revolution. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. eventually becomes one of the most well-known activists for the desegregation of the South. King uses logos in “Letter from Birmingham Jail” along with an honest, influential, and knowledgeable tone to clarify the reasons behind his actions that put him in jail in Birmingham....   [tags: Equality]
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The Desire for Freedom and for Limitations on Freedom - The Desire for Freedom and for Limitations on Freedom People can have the desire for freedom as well as the desire for limitations on freedom. This is because freedom and limitations on freedom are both needed to live peacefully. Absolute freedom cannot be achieved because when you take away limitations you take away freedoms. With out rules governing our society, people would be able to do what they want to each other with out a certain punishment. When you examine the advantages and disadvantages of both arguments it becomes clearer....   [tags: Papers] 1719 words
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Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Thought, Freedom of Pot - Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Thought, Freedom of Pot. There is a war going on; it keeps thousands in pain every night, a war that if were to end, could save thousands of people’s lives. This is the war on marijuana. You could say that marijuana has a bad reputation in the eyes of many people, but in reality it is a drug which has the ability of saving lives and curing diseases in which have plagued us for too long. People need to be informed on the good that marijuana can bring not just to this country, but to the whole world....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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