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Music as Substance and Form in Grace Notes - Music as Substance and Form in Grace Notes In the novel Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty, Catherine's growth as an artist through the story provides both substance and form to the story. Early on in Catherine's life, she was taught and influenced by the people close to her. Miss Bingham was her first formal teacher. She taught Catherine things she seemed to have known beforehand: "Miss Bingham says it's all inside her head and all she has to do is draw it out" (99). Miss Bingham also gave Catherine her first manuscript jotter, taking her on her way to becoming a composer....   [tags: Grace Notes] 795 words
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Girl Moved to Tears by Of Mice and Men Cliffs Notes - The Onion's article, "Girl Moved to Tears by Of Mice and Men Cliffs Notes" (2006) explains the reaction and reasoning behind University of Virginia sophomore communications major Grace Weaver and her choice to read the Cliffs Notes version of Of Mice and Men over the original. The Onion develops the major claim by including specific quotes from Weaver about her efforts in reading these Cliff Notes and the personal effect these summaries had on her while also going deeper by looking at her choice to read these summaries instead of the actual book....   [tags: The Onion's article] 739 words
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Notes from Underground - One word that has come to represent the mid-18th century Enlightenment movement is “Reason”. The French philosophes believed that reason could provide critical, informed, scientific solutions to social issues and problems, and essentially improve the human condition. Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground is one of the most famous anti-Enlightenment novels for its rejection of these very notions. Through this novel he showed what he believed were gaps in the idea that the mind could be freed from ignorance through the application of reason, and the rejection of the idea that humankind could achieve a utopian existence as a result....   [tags: Book Review, Dostoyevsky] 1157 words
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Humanity in Jerry Sittser's A Grace Disguised - The human experience is what connects people to one another. What we experience defines who we are and who we become. It also defines how we interact with others. The amazing thing is that not only do the events that bring joy, peace and happiness connect us but also those that bring anxiety, fear and despair. This brings to light the fact that God somehow in his sovereignty uses all things for the good of those who love Him. These ideas are brought to light in Jerry Sittser’s book, A Grace Disguised which is his personal journey of loss and the insight and experience that was gained in the face of great tragedy....   [tags: Human Experience, Christian Worldview]
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Edge of Obession - ... Some of the students, namely Slytherins, loved to push her buttons to see if she’d lose her temper. “Is there anything you need for me to do Professor?” Grace asked eagerly, she liked to be involved and help out when she could. Remus looked at the work that needed to be graded, knowing he’d never get it done. “Actually I’m feeling rather ill, do you think you could take care of these scrolls?” Grace’s face lit up and she nodded vigorously, “of course. I’ll take them with me and get them done tonight” she replied readily and packed them all away....   [tags: dialogue, remus, grace] 1346 words
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The Prostitute In Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Notes from Underground, and The Meek One - The Prostitute In Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Notes from Underground, and The Meek One The prostitute is a curious fixture of Victorian era literature. In the works of William Thackeray and Samuel Richardson it was almost cliché for the heroine to end up in a house of prostitution and then to transcend that situation in a show of proper Victorian morals. Having seen many young women forced by extreme poverty to take up the trade of a loose woman, Fyodor Dostoevsky, a petit-bourgeois fallen on hard times himself, took a rather different approach to the whole issue; he recognized that these women were not utterly without merit as so many people of the time thought....   [tags: Crime Punishment]
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Admiral Grace Murray Hopper and Lady Augusta Ada Byron Lovelace - Ada & Grace: Practical Visionaries Imagine a computer programmer who still programs in bits and bytes and has never heard of the terms "bug" or "de-bugging." Then, stretch your mind much further, and try to imagine a world without computers. Most of us, no matter what age, don't have such powerful imaginations. But without the contributions of women like Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, who developed the first compiler, and Lady Augusta Ada Byron Lovelace, who made the idea of an Analytical Engine accessible to a world without computers, our most advanced computing device for general use would very likely still be a simple calculator....   [tags: Computer Science]
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Talk and notes Regarding a Sunday Sermon Regarding the Book of Acts - ... How about the growth and development of your SG. Now, let’s dive in…….. V’s 23-24a Notice that when the Sanhedrin released Peter and John, they returned to their Christian brothers and sisters. Could there be a greater advertisement for redemptive community among followers of Christ??!. I think not. They had been surrounded by scorn, threats, etc; and now they are engulfed with fellowship, love, and support. Not to mention, I would imagine, a good meal or two!. In the face of danger, how do you respond....   [tags: Bible, Discourse, Christianity] 2719 words
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The De Regno of St. Thomas Aquinas - To speak of the political philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, or to articulate a so-called Thomistic political theory, necessitates that one understand the scope and breadth of the totality of the Thomistic corpus. In order to discover what Aquinas taught concerning political matters and man’s life as a political animal, one must piece together various works that form more of a complete whole. When the topic of Aquinas’ treatment on political life is at hand, a two-fold temptation can arise: in one way, a reader may study one component (or work) wherein Thomas speaks about political matters, and declare that this singular text is the foundation for building a political theory of Aquinas....   [tags: christian theologian, grace, law]
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A Brief Biography of Grace Kelly - The entertainment business started booming, producing legendary films starring well-known actors and actresses; like Bing Crosby, Clark Gable, Josephine Baker, and Jimmy Stewart. Grace Kelly quickly rose to fame because she captured the hearts of many and raised the standard of a typical woman’s life. Her recherché and flawless self-confidence launched Grace Kelly into the exciting world of fame, Hollywood. Grace Kelly proved to be an outstanding female figure that snatched loving hearts of fans through her early life experiences, her time in Hollywood, and her successful royal wedding....   [tags: Princess Grace of Monaco, actress & monarch]
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Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace - Today's world is filled with both great tragedy and abundant joy. In a densely populated metropolis like New York City, on a quick walk down a street you encounter homeless people walking among the most prosperous. Unfortunately, nine times out of ten the prosperous person will trudge straight past the one in need without a second thought. A serious problem arises when this happens continually. The problem worsens when you enter a different neighborhood and the well-to-do are far from sight. Many neighborhoods are inhabited only by the most hopeless of poverty - ridden people while others downtown or across the park do not care, or are glad to be separated from them....   [tags: Jonathan Kozol, Amazing Grace] 847 words
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Grace Nichols' Island Man - The mood of this poem is very soothing and is a sense of relaxation and security. Grace Nichols is showing that the island mans first home is the Caribbean. “the steady breaking and wombing.” The word “wombing” is a made up word by the writer. It has many associations but it makes us the readers imagine a place of comfort and security but more importantly a sense of home and belonging. The reason why this image is put in to the readers mind is because babies grow in the mothers’ womb, so we could say that the womb is everyone’s “first home”....   [tags: Grace Nichols, poetry, poems] 1815 words
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Atwood's Framing of the Story in "Alias Grace" - One of the main themes of the postmodern movement includes the idea that history is only what one makes of it. In other words, to the postmodern philosopher history is only a story humans frame and create about their past (Bruzina). Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace is an excellent exploration of this postmodern idea. Through use of postmodern writing styles and techniques, Atwood explores how the framing of a story influences its meaning. By mixing different writing mediums such as prose, poetry, period style letters, and historical documents such as newspaper articles, Atwood achieves a complex novel that explores a moment of history in a unique way....   [tags: Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood, ]
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God's Unconditional Grace - God has a plan for all of his children which involves grace. Grace is forgiveness and the only real grace comes from God. God’s grace is offered to everyone no matter what his or her religion, or lack thereof. He reveals it when he is ready and in different ways. The real obstacle is whether or not the offered grace is realized and accepted. In “The River” by Flannery O’Connor a clueless child, Harry, is offered grace. He is clueless to what is going on, but he knows he is not content in the life he lives now....   [tags: Grace, Forgiveness, Plan. Children]
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Tragic Love in Grace Ogot's Short Stories - The path of true love has never run smoothly. These short stories, “The Lovers,” by Bessie Head, and “The Rain Came,” by Grace Ogot, were made noteworthy because of their tragedies. Each story reveals the misfortunes and predicaments associated with love. The stories expose that the path of true love is not smooth, and must never be smooth, if we are to fully appreciate what true love is. A core concept portrayed in both stories is the notion of different kinds of love. Passion between couples is the form more commonly thought of when referring to true love....   [tags: Love, tragedy, Grace Ogot,] 858 words
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Hugh Prather's Notes to Myself - Sometimes mankind has to ask the question ‘what is it that makes up the actions and determines the type of interaction that we display when around other people?' Notes to Myself is the contemporary world's way of questioning the value of putting on facades. The novel also questions things we know as ‘ trivial' such as watching a cat sleep on our belly or staring at clouds in the sky. The author used an interesting form for writing his collection, omitting page numbers and leaving no indication as to what subject the reader should expect to be encountering upon reading sections....   [tags: Notes to Myself Essays] 399 words
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Sanctification through Merit and Grace in Canto 28 of Paradiso Beatrice - In Canto 28 of Paradiso Beatrice explains, “the measure of their vision lies in merit, produced by grace,” (112-113). A balance and interplay can be found in the elements “merit” and “grace” because they are an allegory of the entire book in which the whole focus of the sanctification of Dante, and all souls for that matter, is based upon merit and grace. Beatrice’s representation of God’s grace is reflected by her radiance in that she plays an image of nobility, virtue, the Redeemed Life and, to a certain extent, of God Himself....   [tags: merit, grace, allegory, sancitification] 941 words
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Life as A Princess: Grace Kelly - Life as A Princess: Grace Kelly Even before Grace Kelly married a prince, she had the characteristics of a princess. Frank Sinatra once commented, "Grace was a princess from the moment she was born." She had remarkable elegance and sophistication that made her different from other Hollywood actresses. Some say she had a bit of fire beneath her charm. Alfred Hitchcock, who directed her in three films, called her "a snow-covered volcano". Grace was born into a family of fame and success. Her father was a wealthy bricklayer, her brother was a champion sculler, and her uncle, George Kelly was a famous playwright....   [tags: Biography Grace Kelly] 1131 words
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Free Essays - Amazing Grace - Within the next few pages here I intend to address two issues. First I will try to give a personal review of what I saw this book to hold, and second I will try explain the revelence which this book has to the field of Public Administration. First try to picture children in a slum where the squalor in their homes is just as bad as that which is in the streets. Where prostitution is rampant, thievery a common place and murder and death a daily occurrence. Crack-cocaine and heroin are sold in corner markets, and the dead eyes of men and women wandering about aimlessly in the streets of Mott Haven are all to common., Their bodies riddled with disease, disease which seems to control the neighbor...   [tags: Amazing Grace Essays] 1065 words
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Atrocities Exposed in Amazing Grace - Atrocities Exposed in Amazing Grace          god bless mommy. god bless nanny. god, don't punish me because I'm black. The above is an excerpt of a prayer taken from one of the saddest, most disheartening books I've ever read. Jonathon Kozol based this book on a neighborhood in the South Bronx, called Mott Haven. Mott Haven happens to be not only the poorest district in New York, but possibly in the whole United States. Of the 48,000 living in this broken down, rat-infested neighborhood, two thirds are hispanic, one third is black and thirty-five percent are children....   [tags: Amazing Grace Essays] 1049 words
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Freedom in Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground - Freedom in Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground In Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground, the Underground Man proposes a radically different conception of free action from that of Kant. While Kant thinks that an agent is not acting freely unless he acts for some reason, the Underground Man seems to take the opposite stance: the only way to be truly autonomous is to reject this notion of freedom, and to affirm one's right to act for no reason. I will argue that the Underground Man's notion of freedom builds on Kant's, in that it requires self-consciousness in decision-making....   [tags: Notes From Underground]
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Amazing Grace Book Review - Amazing Grace Book Review My reaction to the book was very shocking. I like the book very much and thought it was very informative. It kept me at the edge of my seat wanting to read on and learn more. It was amazing to learn about how bad living conditions are in some neighborhoods. It was shocking to hear about some things that go on in neighborhoods like the Bronx and how people are treated....   [tags: Amazing Grace Book Report] 1130 words
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Ethical Principles Notes - Ethical Principles Notes There are many ethical principles. e.g. a woman has a right to control what happens to her body we should respect life we should do no harm to others we should help others there should be justice in the distribution of resources Some principles are more general than others. So some principles are special cases of more general ones. For instance, the right to control what happens to one's body is a special case of the principle of autonomy, the right to control one's own life....   [tags: Ethics Philosophy PHI Notes] 436 words
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Alias Grace - Alias Grace                 Based on a notorious double murder in Canada in the1840's, the novel Alias Grace tells the story of a pretty 16 year-old servant girl who conspired with a ranch hand to kill their employer and his mistress and escape with their belongings. They were captured in several days, and later, in a much-publicized trial, found guilty of premeditated murder. The young man, James McDermott, was sentenced to death, and the girl, Grace Marks, narrowly escaped it. Alias Grace begins after the murderess has served 8 years in prison.  The death of Nancy Montgomery, Kinnear's housekeeper and mistress, has been disregarded as both villains had already been sentenced to de...   [tags: Alias Grace] 1332 words
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James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son - James Baldwin's "Notes of a Native Son" demonstrates his complex and unique relationship with his father. Baldwin's relationship with his father is very similar to most father-son relationships but the effect of racial discrimination on the lives of both, (the father and the son) makes it distinctive. At the outset, Baldwin accepts the fact that his father was only trying to look out for him, but deep down, he cannot help but feel that his father was imposing his thoughts and experiences on him....   [tags: James Baldwin Notes Native Son] 1020 words
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Grace Metalious' Peyton Place - Grace Metalious' Peyton Place Unlike many other romance novels, Grace Metalious’ Peyton Place has aroused a plethora of academic debates ranging from the aggressive promotion of the author’s image to the themes contained within the actual narrative. Arguably the most interesting, yet elusive, theories on Peyton Place are centered on how the novel fits into the social fabric of postwar America. Many average readers, as well as literary experts, are prone to identify elements in Metalious’ novel which suggest that this cross-dressing housewife was out to subvert dominant 1950s ideology, while others will argue that the book can do nothing else but support the dominant patriarchal structure u...   [tags: Grace Metalious Peyton Place essays]
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The Pathological Protagonist of Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground - The Pathological Protagonist of Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground Dostoevsky’s vision of the world is violent and his characters tortured; it is no wonder that many have viewed his work as prophetic of the 20th century. However, though Dostoevsky, in his unflinching portrayal of depravity, gives the Devil some of his best arguments, the Gospel often triumphs. Ivan Karamazov is at least offered the possibility of repentance when kissed by his saintly brother Alyosha. Raskolnikov, the nihilistic antihero of Crime and Punishment, is eventually redeemed through the love of the pure prostitute Sonja....   [tags: Notes from the Underground Essays]
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Social Contradictions in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Notes from the Underground - Social Contradictions in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Notes from the Underground Notes from the Underground, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a truly remarkable novel. Dostoyevsky's novels probe the cause of human action. They questioned conventional wisdom of what drove humans and offered insight into the inner workings and torments of the human soul. In Notes from Underground, Dostoyevsky relates the viewpoints and doings of a very peculiar man. The man is peculiar because of his lack of self-respect, his sadistic and masochistic tendencies, and his horrible delight in inflicting emotional pain on himself and others....   [tags: Notes from the Underground Essays] 968 words
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Socially Constructed Reality and Meaning in Notes from Underground - Socially Constructed Reality and Meaning in Notes from Underground Just as the hands in M.C. Escher’s “Drawing Hands” both create and are created by each other, the identity of man and society are mutually interdependent. According to the model described in The Sacred Canopy, Peter Berger believes that man externalizes or creates a social reality that is in turn objectified, or accepted by him as real. This sociological model creates a useful framework for understanding the narrator’s rejection of ultimate reality or truth in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground....   [tags: Notes from the Underground]
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Mary Magdalen of Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground - Not for this I was born and then raised up. Unacquainted was I with such need. I once prayed to God, I was faithful. I once had a soul that knew peace. -from "Fallen," a Russian brothel song (Bernstein, 169) Prostitutes, women who sell their bodies for money, have been frowned upon since antiquity by most members of society. However, from as early as Rahab, the Whore of Jericho in the Old Testament who helped Joshua and his men regain the Promised Land, prostitutes have been portrayed as not only as sinners with the possibility of redemption, but women who lead men to salvation as well....   [tags: Notes From Underground]
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A Conversation with My Father by Grace Paley - “A Conversation with My Father”, by Grace Paley The short-story “A Conversation with My Father”, by Grace Paley, combines several themes and the author uses the elements of abandonment, denial, irony, humor and foreshadowing, to bring this emotional story together. This story is mainly about the relationship between a parent and his child. The primary characters are a father, and his child. There is no mention of whether the child is his daughter or son. The tone of the story and the conversations made me believe that the old man has a daughter, and hence I will refer to the child as his daughter....   [tags: A Conversation with My Father by Grace Paley] 1000 words
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The Enrollment Services SUBI Move Committee Meeting Notes - The Enrollment Services SUBI move committee met with Doris Rollins and Pam Larkin from ITU/Telecom Admin. We discussed our phone queues, using VOIP and upgrading our call management system. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) converts your telephone voice/sound into digital data and transmits that data using the same method as the Internet. In a standard phone system, you have a dedicated wire from your phone to a central switch (reserved for phones only) in your office to the main telephone bank switch....   [tags: Meeting Notes] 1184 words
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Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace - Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace        While reading Amazing Grace, one is unable to escape the seemingly endless tales of hardship and pain. The setting behind this gripping story is the South Bronx of New York City, with the main focus on the Mott Haven housing project and its surrounding neighborhood. Here black and Hispanic families try to cope with the disparity that surrounds them. Mott Haven is a place where children must place in the hallways of the building, because playing outside is to much of a risk....   [tags: Amazing Grace Essays Jonathan Kozol Papers]
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Defining Grace - Defining Grace The Dictionary of the Accademia della Crusca, dating from 16th century Italy, defines grace as "belleza... che rapisce altrui ad amore." Grace is beauty which seduces one unto love. Grace is the prayer before nourishment, it is the passing of power through blood, it is a classical muse, it is a verb, it is liberation, it is a head-ransom, it is a gazelle, it is simplicity, it is complexity, it is sanctifying, it is controversial, it is desired, it is metrical, it is ubiquitous, it is rare, it is actual....   [tags: Definition Grace Essays] 3600 words
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Racial Barriers in Grace Paley's Short Story Samuel - Racial Barriers in Grace Paley's Short Story Samuel It is hard to distinguish the difference between which race is more important. One might ask themselves if white is superior over colored skin. There have been numerous struggles and much success in the fight towards equality between the races. Although many large steps have been made, there are still existing racial barriers. One particular struggle is whether or not people of different races should interact with each other. Should Caucasian adults interact with young children of color....   [tags: Grace Paley Papers]
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Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace Alias Grace is the most recent novel by Margaret Atwood, Canada’s most prominent modern novelist. The novel is, as Atwood writes in her afterword, ‘a work of fiction, although it is based on reality’(538) centred on the case of Victorian Canada’s most celebrated murderess, Grace Marks, an immigrant Irish servant girl. The manner in which Atwood imaginatively reconfigures historical fact in order to create a subversive text which ‘writes back’ to both the journals of a Canadian literary ancestor, and to Canada’s nineteenth century self -image, illustrates what critic Linda Hutcheon has called ‘the use of irony as a powerful subversive rule in the rethinking and...   [tags: Margaret Atwood Alias Grace Essays]
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Amazing Grace - Amazing Grace As part of the summer reading assignment this year, I read the book Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol.  In this documentary-style book, he told about the horrible yet completely realistic conditions of the most poor, rundown neighborhoods and districts in New York City.  Kozol wrote the book for the purpose of telling the stories of the children who lived in these parts of the city.  He dedicated his work to those children and it was his goal to inform readers that slums were in fact in existence and the children who resided there did not deserve to live in such a poverty-stricken area.  The question "Why should their childhood be different from others across t...   [tags: Amazing Grace Essays] 809 words
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Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground - Exposing the Unseen Depths of the Human Mind - Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground - Exposing the Unseen Depths of the Human Mind The lights are on but nobody’s home. My elevator doesn’t go to the top. I’m not playing with a full deck. I’ve lost my marbles. ….cause I am cra-a-zy. Just like yooou. -Barenaked Ladies Crazy. That is how Dostoevsky’s man from the underground is referred to as he writes his notes-- his paradox on life. Is he crazy. Are his ramblings only the cries of a madman. Many would like to think so and our narrator would probably agree that they are only normal in thinking that....   [tags: Notes From Underground]
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Dostoevsky’s Notes from Undergound - Reactions to an Overdeterministic Existence - Dostoevsky’s Notes from Undergound - Reactions to an Overdeterministic Existence Some of the works cited are missing Dostoevsky presents his Notes from Undergound as the fragmented ramblings of an unnamed narrator. On the surface, the character’s narration appears disjointed and reaches no conclusive end ing until the author intercedes to end the book. However, a close examination of the underground man’s language reveals a progression in his collected ravings. After expressing dissatisfaction with the notion of determinism, the underground man perceives the irony of his ultra-deterministic reality....   [tags: Dostoevsky Notes from Undergound] 1997 words
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Amazing Grace - Using the themes we have examined in this course discuss the situation of the children in Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace. Who defines them as 'other'. How. What makes them feel like 'nobodies'. What makes them feel like 'somebodies'. What is the role of religion in this daily struggle for human dignity. Drugs, violence, prostitution, pollution, infestation, and sickness of all kinds are present in South Bronx, New York. Unfortunately, children are surrounded and involved in all these problems and more....   [tags: Race relations amazing grace report] 799 words
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Yukio Mishima's The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea - Yukio Mishima's The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea In Yukio Mishima’s The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, only three main characters are present – Noboru, a misguided youth; his widowed mother, Fusako; and his mother’s lover, the sailor Ryuji. All other characters exist solely to complement these three key people and to further emphasize their qualities by acting as foils. With only three personalities to develop, Mishima is able to deeply explore the inner workings of the son, the mother, and the sailor....   [tags: Mishima Sailor Grace Sea Essays]
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Thought Communication in The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool - Thought Communication in The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool      In the novels The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, by Yukio Mishima, and Wonderful Fool, by Shusaku Endo, the authors write in a way which allows the characters to speak directly to the reader through thoughts. This device lets the reader know exactly what the character is experiencing. Mishima and Endo's use of direct thought communication proves to be a beneficial aspect that aids the reader in understanding these works of literature....   [tags: Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea Essays]
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The Outsider in Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool - The “Outsider” in Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool    The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea  Wonderful Fool   In designing the characters in a novel, frequently, an author includes a character who finds himself on the outside of the accepted society. This outsider character often finds himself at a disadvantage. The mere fact that he is unfamiliar in his society tends to create problems for the character to solve. After solving these problems, the character leaves behind a lasting effect on at least one other character, both of whom have changed dramatically due to the influence of the outsider....   [tags: Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea]
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Heroes in Wonderful Fool and The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea - Expectations of Heroes in Wonderful Fool and The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea               In a human being's search for spiritual peace throughout life, he constantly turns to outside sources for the answers to his questions. Some people quench their curiosity in a god or religion; some find release through the use of foreign chemicals. Many people, however, turn to another person in their time of personal questioning, soliciting answers from their own pseudo-hero. This character is one who, by virtue of his exotic origin, is chosen by the person to fill a void or achieve a goal....   [tags: Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea]
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Disrespect in The Sailor who Fell From Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool - Disrespect in The Sailor who Fell From Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool       Throughout various works of world literature, respect is a major concern amongst the characters. This manifests itself in how the relationships between characters in the work are characterized. Sometimes lack of proper respect can be an auxiliary cause for conflict, while in other cases it can be the root of it. In Japanese culture, respect is considered very important in the relationships between different people; for example, it is customary to bow to one's elders and respect those of superior knowledge and ability....   [tags: Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea Essays]
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Characterization in The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool - Characterization in The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea and Wonderful Fool       The literary technique of characterization is often used to create and delineate a human character in a work of literature. When forming a character, writers can use many different methods of characterization. However, there is one method of characterization that speaks volumes about the character and requires no more than a single word - the character's personal name. In many cases, a personal name describes the character by associating him with a certain type of people or with a well known historical figure....   [tags: Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea Essays]
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Grace and The Death - The characters of James Joyce’s Dubliners live in a world where they are psychologically stagnant despite the impact of social experiences in their lives. Each character’s development depends on their interactions with others as well as their individual decisions. From childhood to adulthood, the protagonists have encounters with family, friends, or colleagues that result in either negative or positive effects on their growth and awareness of their current state of unhappiness. The addition of relationships, or camaraderie, does not come into full effect until the latter half of the book, where the themes are expressed in darker tones and the writing style become more ambiguous....   [tags: Literature, James Joyce]
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The Grace Building - Emerging from the subway station at the corner of 42nd Street and 6th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan there is a sight that can’t be missed, the imposing presence of the Grace Building. Fifty-stories high and located at the northeast intersection of both streets, this office building has a side entrance facing 6th Avenue and a main entrance opposite Bryant Park on 42nd Street. It towers over this park with a monolithic stance, distinctly visible in the Manhattan Skyline when it is observed from the southern tip of the island....   [tags: design, functionality, location] 1082 words
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Yukio Mishima's The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea -  Existentialist Views On Death - Yukio Mishima's The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea -  Existentialist Views On Death   Cultures all over the world have different convictions surrounding the final, inevitable end for all humans - death. In the United States, and in most Westernized cultures we tend to view death as something that can be avoided through the use of medicine, artificial respiration machines, and the like. To us, death is not a simple passing, and usually, we do not accept it as a normal part of life. Death, to Westernized folk, is not celebrated, but is rather something to be feared, something that haunts us all in the back of our minds....   [tags: Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea]
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The Grace That Leads to Death - Come and Die: The grace that leads to death Costly versus cheap grace The grace that leads to death Grace that demands a response Bonhoeffer's theological intersection with Wesleyanism Grace is a word that can seem dull and lifeless in the church today due to its overuse and familiarity. Dietrich Bonhoeffer sees grace, costly grace, as the summary of the true Gospel. In Bonhoeffer's day, such costly grace had been exchanged for a cheap imitation of grace that was little more than empty religion, demanding little effort and no obedience....   [tags: Christianity]
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Notes of a Somewhat Closeted Übernerd - Notes of a Somewhat Closeted Übernerd                        I have never questioned the fact that I have always been different from the other kids. In the fifth grade, while my peers would spend entire lunch periods discussing their new Pokémon cards over peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, I much preferred to eat my Lunchables and discuss my undying love for Sailor Moon. If someone were to ask me which of the Power Rangers I considered to be superior, I would roll my eyes mildly and continue to write down my favorite quotes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail....   [tags: Personal Experience] 930 words
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Chapter Notes for Pride and Prejudice - Chapter notes for Pride and Prejudice Chapter 1 A rich man moves into the neighborhood and Mrs. Bennet wants Mr. Bennet to visit with the long-term goal of marrying off one of her five daughters. Mr. Bennet tells her that he will not visit Mr. Bingley. Chapter 2 Mr. Bennet eventually goes and meets with Mr. Bingley being the first neighbor to do so. He does not tell his wife right away that he has met him, but when he finally does, the girls get excited about Mr. Bingley’s supposed return visit....   [tags: mrs. bennet, elizabeth] 1012 words
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Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - Margaret Atwood’s novel, Alias Grace, nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, depicts a young 16 year old girl who is found guilty of murdering her employer and his lover in conspiracy with James McDerrmott. James McDermott is put to death by hanging, but Grace is brought to prison because she is of the “weaker sex.” This is a reflection of the construction of femininity and masculinity of the mid and late nineteenth century. A social issue of the Victorian age was women being treated as subordinate to men....   [tags: victorian era, subordinate women] 1338 words
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Differences Between Grace and Nature - Differences Between Grace and Nature As we walk through life we face unending trials that will proceed to challenge us every day; we will fall but we will place our selves back on two feet and continue by realizing another lesson was learned. While viewing the film, Tree of Life, vivid images are displayed that give examples of how people will work through problems by approaching them with different characteristics. In The Tree of Life, a mother and father are blessed with three wonderful sons....   [tags: Tree of Life, qualities, character, imagery, film]
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Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood - Set in the Victorian era where women remained at the bottom of the social and economic ladder, Alias Grace's female characters emerged out of the stereotypes of its time. Not only were they unique and extremely dynamic but Margaret Atwood's characters stood for more than just the unconventional women of such a society. They were strong and able women who overcome the traumas in their lives. They chose not to be labelled by impressions of the ideal women rather they made their own mark in society....   [tags: victorian era]
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The Grace That Keeps This World - The Grace That Keeps This World, by Tom Bailey, is an enthralling novel about the Hazen family who have lived in Lost Lake their whole lives. In this novel Kevin Hazen, a young man of 19, is searching for where he belongs in the world and in his own family. He wants more for his life than the life of survival that his parents have lived their whole lives. The story of the Hazen family is centered around the first day of deer season. For the Hazens, this hunt is more than just a sport. They use the meat of every deer they shoot to help them survive through the winter....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bailey, Hazen] 1981 words
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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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Grace Throughout the Bible - I will look at the lives of Moses, Haggai and Ester who with God’s grace overcame huge obstacles in their families, situations, and beliefs to further God’s Kingdom in amazing ways. In Philip Yancey’s Book What’s so Amazing About Grace. Yancey says that grace, “Contains the essence of the gospel as a drop of water can contain the image of the sun.” (Yancey, 12) This and God’s promise that his grace will never leave us makes grace an incredible theme throughout the Bible. Grace is an incredible thing that is defined in a variety of ways....   [tags: Overcoming Imperfection, Esther, Moses]
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Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol - ... Forgotten, hidden, abandoned, are just some of the words that come to mind. One boy named "Malcolm X" wears his hair in a style referred to as "25 years to life". His sister asks "Like in prison…. This is how you want to wear your hair?" His reply "You don't have to be in jail to be in prison". This is just one of many examples given to show the reader the effects that this environment has upon the people who live there and how they feel their lives are similar to living in a prison, just through their living conditions and opportunities in life....   [tags: life and death in the South Bronx] 681 words
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Brennan Manning: God's Grace - In the words of Brennan Manning, “something is radically wrong.” As American citizens, we find the Gospel of Grace burdensome. God’s grace seems to be some ephemeral promise that sounds phenomenal but cannot possibly be authentic. We grasp the concept in words but we act utterly opposite. Hidden in our subconscious is the supposition that we must earn all that we receive and that anything given to us freely is of no worth. We believe things such as “There is no free lunch”, “You want love. Earn it”, and “You get what you deserve.” We have sold ourselves into a “no pain-no gain” spirituality downplaying God’s grace but emphasizing our own personal efforts....   [tags: jesus christ, bible, gospel]
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Field Notes From a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert - Part 1: Summary In this book, Kolbert travels to many places to find out what is happening with global warming. Quite often she ran into the same fear at the places she went, the fear for loss before the next generation. When she went to Alaska, many people were fleeing from their homes because the sea ice surrounding them, creating a buffer zone for storms, was melting and that was causing houses to just be swept away. A man in Iceland who has monitored glaciers predicted that by the end of the century, Iceland will be ice free....   [tags: Kolbert Field Notes Catastrophe Book Analysis] 1701 words
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Biography of Grace Kelly - Grace Kelly was a world-admired actress who couldn’t seem to not get attention. She was a world-beauty who people would die to be. But besides being a world-admired actress, Grace Kelly was a down to earth princess. Grace Patricia Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 12, 1929. Her mother was Margaret Katherine Majer: 1st coach of the women’s athletic team at the University of Pennsylvania. Her father was John Brendan “Jack” Kelly, a champion sculler who won three Olympic gold medals....   [tags: actress, princess, husband]
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Grace Mark is Guilty in "Alias Grace" - Based on a horrible murder in 1843 in Canada, the novel " Alias Grace" tells the story of a young Irish-born servant girl who plans to kill her employer and his mistress. It is a very horrifying tragedy. An analysis of Grace Mark's behavior reveals many things. Her actions in the novel show that she is guilty of the murders of Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery. She plans with a man named James McDermott, hired help, to kill the love of her life and the mistress he is seeing. Alias Grace begins after a Grace has served eight years in prison....   [tags: Book Reviews] 859 words
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Macbeth Major Work Notes - ... Meanwhile, Lady Macbeth attempts to save a dinner party, ruined by Macbeth’s visions of Banquo’s ghost. A frightened Macbeth visits the witches who, under the command of Hecate, show him more prophecies and apparitions. Through doublespeak, they trick him into thinking his power is safe. After learning that Macduff, a nobleman, has allied with Malcolm in England, Macbeth sends murderers to kill Macduff’s wife and son. While Scottish nobles, Macduff, Malcolm, and an English army plan to invade and challenge Macbeth, Lady Macbeth’s suicide throws Macbeth into despair and fear....   [tags: William Shakespeare tragedy] 1232 words
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Life Hated Mary Grace - ... The only people who were freaking out were…well…everybody else. However, she did change, little by little. Physically, her beautiful, brown ringlets were cut off and left her with a pixie cut, which suited her well. Margaret Grace had to go to the hospital many times a week, and usually stayed there for a few days at a time. I noticed her become thinner over the weeks, but she claimed that it was just because she didn’t like the hospital food and the symptoms of pancreatic cancer. Plus, her shining, blue eyes lost its sparkle....   [tags: personal narrative] 1010 words
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Abrahamic Covenant of Grace - ... The Mosaic covenant is typically categorized as a suzerain-vassal treaty. In this covenant agreement God promised to curse Israel for disobedience or bless them for obedience. The Mosaic covenant had specific restrictions and regulations which can be considered proof of a conditional treaty. Also there is a statement in the Mosaic covenant in Exodus 19:5 which state “Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine”....   [tags: Old Testament, Biblical sutdies]
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Amazing Grace or Disgrace? - Imagine living in the 1700s when slavery was a normal part of people’s everyday lives. Would you be for slavery, or against it. People in today’s society would denounce slavery as cruel or inhumane. But in the eighteenth century, most of the western society accepted slavery and the slave trade. It took heroic efforts be brave, dedicated political leaders to eventually turn the tables. Amazing Grace is a historical film that depicts the life and work of British politician and abolitionist campaigner William Wilberforce....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Grace O'Malley - Her Father was a main influence in her life. She is an infamous Irish rebel. She cut her hair short like a boy as a child because she thought it would show her parents that could survive the tough life at sea. Who was this wild Irish woman. Grace O’Malley, Queen of the Irish seas. Wild and dangerous, Grace O’Malley sailed the rocky Irish coast. Born in the year 1530, legend says, when her parents looked into her eyes they said they saw the light of the sea in her eye (McCully, 2). Grace’s Father was a pirate and Chieftain of the O’Malley Clan....   [tags: Biography] 909 words
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Grace O'Malley - She could sail a ship from the time she could walk. Before most adults could even sail a ship, she became captain of her first vessel. She spent her young life learning the ways of the sea. Who was this brave and courageous leader. Grace O’Malley. Ambitious and successful, Grace O’Malley accomplished many daring and bold undertakings throughout her life that changed the course of others. At the O’Malley castle on the Clare Island in 1530, Grace O’Malley, also known as Gráinne Ní Maille or Granuaile, was born....   [tags: Ireland]
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Amazing Grace - To craft a well structured and universally appealing narrative, the author must consider the relationship between the speaker and the audience it is directly addressing. The creation of a good speaker/audience relationship is greatly dependent on the openness and accessibility of the main character to its readers. This two-way communication is constructed through a first person narrative. In the narrative titled, “Amazing Grace,” by Abdel Nasser Ould Yessa, the speaker not only creates an intimate relationship with its readers, but also directs its message to a specific audience....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Abdel Nasser] 1159 words
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Case Study: The Mind of Alias Grace - In Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, Doctor Simon Jordan is a psychologist that is analyzing and talking to convict Grace Marks with the ultimate goal of unlocking the truth behind the murder case of Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery. Parts of Grace’s memory are missing completely, and through constant discussions with Doctor Jordan about her dreams and memories from the past, Doctor Jordan is trying to find a way around the memory blocks while examining the validity of Grace’s claims and psychological state....   [tags: Case Study]
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Overview: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - Margaret Atwood’s novel Alias Grace is a work of historical fiction that has drawn upon several historical sources. As Atwood states these sources are often contradictory to each other and their creators have their own motives and biases in producing them. Atwood uses these contradictory versions of the same events very cleverly to underline the fact that the truth of Grace Marks’ guilt or innocence is no clearer now then it was at the time of her conviction. The novel also provides an interesting look at the historical records of women from different classes and circumstances....   [tags: lower class women, fiction]
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Notes From The Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - ... The author also uses literary methods such as repetition to emphasize the main idea of free will. For example, in the beginning of the book, Dostoevsky lists several projects and attempts at a utopian society, such as The Crystal Palace, in order to make a point of how much he is against it; the novel is replete with references and allusions to Chernyshevsky’s book. Lastly, Dostoevsky uses a multilayer technique style in his writing – he states the same idea constantly and repeatedly, but each time he refines it more and more, giving the reader a deeper glimpse at the main theme until it is finally clear as day....   [tags: parody, irrational freedom]
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Commentary Analysis of the Song " Amazing Grace" - ... The point of view, tone, and content are some elements that prompt some very interesting responses that may alter someone’s thoughts and actions John Newton‘s tells this poem Amazing Grace in the first person narrative so that the readers and listeners be able to relate to the poem as a song or a poem. The poem has transformations that take place in the author’s life because he speaks of how he was such a bad person that has been saved. Newton states this in the text book by saying” (That saved a wretch like me” (Section 9.3) Telling this story in first person is a very effective way to demonstrate the sincerity that it was meant to covey....   [tags: Spiritual, Poem]
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A Response to Field Notes from a Catastrophe - ... Kolbert’s approach involves detailed discussion of excursions with scientists specializing in specific ecological declines with thorough introduction of each authority’s title, which to many will (hopefully!) authenticate their point of view and/or legitimatizing their findings. She also took the time to paint proper pictures of each setting in question, further enticing an audience to first relate personally before dropping any appropriate hideous truths to be told. In Iceland, for instance, Kolbert encountered ice sheet advance and retreat where glaciers have existed for more than two million years, but are predicted to be ice-free by the end of the next century....   [tags: climate change, global warming]
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Grace in A Good Man Is Hard to Find - ... ---"You all ought to take them somewhere else for a change so they would see different parts of the world and be broad.”(Par. 4) I figure that the Grandma was just trying to do a mother’s job to do anything in her power to keep her family safe. Not only did the Grandma try to warn the family about the Misfit, but Red Sam and his wife did as well. "Did you read about that criminal, The Misfit, that's escaped?" asked the grandmother. "I wouldn't be a bit surprised if he didn't attack this place right here," said the woman....   [tags: Flannery O'Conner story ananlysis] 567 words
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Grace and Mercy in the Story of Noah and the Ark - Even when God is at his most extreme anger, he finds a way to show grace and mercy. We can see the truth of this statement over and over in the times of Noah and the flood. It’s around 2348 BC and there is violence everywhere. “The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually “(Genesis 6:5). God is saying that humans have stopped thinking (about the Lord) or following the Lord completely and going on about their business....   [tags: God, Bible, Wickedness] 761 words
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Christianity: Efficacious vs. Prevenient Grace - “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith… it is a gift of God” (NIV). Grace, according to Merriam Webster Dictionary is defined as “unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification,” (Theopedia) but is more commonly defined as God giving us what we don’t deserve. God’s grace was presented to us in the form of hi only Son, Jesus, dying on the cross so that we could go to heaven. Now that it is understood what grace is and what form the gift of grace came in, the remaining question is who the gift of grace available to....   [tags: god, faith, calvinists, holy spirit]
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Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short story writer that discussed the psychological state of the human soul in many of his works, one in particular is Notes from the Underground; which was published in 1864. Notes from the Underground, had a great influence in the 20th century; the novel takes a man’s inability to communicate with society and uses it to teach readers about the importance of other humans in our daily lives and how that affects the way we think, live, and learn....   [tags: biographical and literary analysis]
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