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Devil on the Cross by Ngugi wa Thiong’o - Devil on the Cross was written by Ngugi while he was imprisoned. He was held without trail by a government that tried to silence him. The out come was a book that was “One of the century’s greatest novels” by the Tribune. In the following passages I plan to explain the meaning of four characters that are affected by capital class. The speaker of the passage “She sat down on a box…” is the gorgeous protagonist; Jacinta Wariinga. Jacinta Wariinga is a young beautiful black woman who easily stops “men in their tracks.” She is like Thanksgiving dinner, a feast for the eyes....   [tags: African Authors Kenya] 1209 words
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Weep Not Child by Ngugi wa Thiongo - Introduction A family entails a cluster of parents and the existent or non-existent children cohabiting in the same environment. The simple definition also summaries related people by blood or through marriage. The family institution entails special intimacy and loyalty regarding the involved persons. Love refers to the expression of passionate affection towards other individuals. Love depicts elements of personal attachments with a connected deep affection. This occurs among closely rated persons that include parents, friends and relatives....   [tags: love, family, soul, individual, community]
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Ngugi wa Thiong’o's Personal and Political Beliefs Through A Grain of Wheat - Ngugi wa Thiong’o's Personal and Political Beliefs Through A Grain of Wheat Ngugi wa Thiong’o is a Kenyan born writer of Gikuyu descent, born in 1938 in Limuru. He attended Alliance High School in Kenya, Makere University in Uganda, and Leeds University in England. In 1992 Ngugi was honored with the Paul Robeson Award for Artistic Excellence, Political Conscience, and Integrity. He received the Gwendolyn Brooks Center Contributors’ Award for Significant Contribution to the Black Literary Arts in 1994....   [tags: Ngugi wa Thiong Grain Wheat Essays]
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The River Between, by Ngugi wa Thiong'o - Waiyaki is a young man who tackles the responsibility of mending the two ridges of Makuyu and Kameno that separated because of the religious of Christianity. The River Between, written by Ngugi wa Thiong’o, captures the ramifications of the white men religions and its effects on the two mountain ridges, that is separated by the Honia river, while the story surrounds around Waiyaki as he blossoms. In the story, Waiyaki, also known as The Teacher, is a strong, gallant young man that believes in the old ritual ways of the original tribe; however he conjointly intermingles with the white man’s teachings....   [tags: Literary Analysis, White Man's Religion]
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African Literature Opinions by Chinua Achebe and Ngugi wa Thiong’o - Dedication is the quintessence of African literature. Well, for the most part of the advancing measures going on recently, most people however regard this questionable. The centre of attention in this discussion is not to engaging in fighting the argument out. Having four literary Nobel laureates in the precedent two decades, that is, Wole Soyinka, J.M. Coetzee, Idris Mahfouz, Nadine Godimer modern African literature has reached acceptable and respectable standards that should be appreciated and respected....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Character Analysis: The River Between - In the book The River Between, written by Ngugi wa Thiong’o, the main characters Chege, Waiyaki, Joshua each played an important role during the time when the new religious started to take over the ridges of Makuyu and Kameno. In the beginning of the book, it depicts Waiyaki at a young age with his two friends, Kamau and Kinuthia. At this point, Waiyaki was shown as a leader or was seen as someone who would become a great leader when he became a man. Waiyaki can be described as brave and shows strong leadership....   [tags: Ngugi wa Thiong'o book review]
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Cross Fire, by James Patterson - What would you do if you had a huge secret to hide. In the book Cross Fire, James Patterson demonstrates a secret that needs to be hidden for some time. Within doing this he also demonstrates a good example of a complete plot. On the other hand the book is mostly written in first person point of view. This has a major effect on the book, in the way it is used. In this complete plot there are five key elements. The first of these five elements is exposition. This is what happens first in the story and is what gives the reader key components....   [tags: Cross fires, James Patterson]
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Reader Response And A Grain Of Wheat - F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say." This quote applies directly to Ngugi Wa Thiong’s novel A Grain of Wheat. One could infer from this quote that some writers write not just for the enjoyment derived from it, but rather out of a feeling of obligation to let readers hear what they may have to say. Ngugi’s message that he feels obligated to convey is delivered, however, he uses a very unusual writing technique to arrive there....   [tags: Ngugi Wa Thiong] 1228 words
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Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice - Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice Killing, kidnapping and battles, all parts of Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice. The main character, Lestat, is a well-known and flamboyant vampire. In Memnoch the Devil, Lestat is faced with a grim reality, causing his world to collapse around him. He learns throughout this book, about the world, and the divine forces that encircle the world’s existence. This book illustrates how Lestat’s morals, ignorance and understanding are greatly affected by outside forces. In the beginning of the book, Lestat, the quick and cunning vampire referred to as “the Brat Prince” by his followers stalks a wealthy artifact smuggler....   [tags: Anne Rice's Memnoch the Devil] 662 words
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The Need for Cross-Cultural Communication and Respect in Australia - Australia is a country made up of a diverse and multi-cultural population derived from different backgrounds and beliefs. In Australia there are issues of cross-cultural conflict in everyday lives, as well as in working environments. Issues of cross-cultural conflict include communication, cultures, religion and non-verbal behaviours. Without an understanding of conflicts, misunderstandings in the wider community can occur. Language can cause a cross cultural conflict in the workplace among workers as they may not understand what instructions have been given and as a result miscommunication issues arise....   [tags: cross cultural conflict ]
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Case Study Analysis of the Red Cross - Facts On October 29, 1863, delegates adopted 10 resolutions that were aimed to help injured soldiers (Greenspan, 2013). This created the International Red Cross. Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross (ARC) in 1881. The International Red Cross inspired Clara while she was on a trip in Europe. She brought the model of the International Red Cross back to the United States and led an organization through its first relief missions. They assisted the United States in the Spanish-American War in 1898....   [tags: American Red Cross, restructuring, war medicine]
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Good and Evil in The Devil and Tom Walker - Good and Evil in The Devil and Tom Walker   The concept of evil in the short story "The Devil and Tom Walker" can be shown in many ways, by Irvings' symbolism. In the short story, Tom Walker symbolizes all of mankind by portraying him as being "sinful" and evil. When there is an intent to destroy, then we get a different level of hatred. We see that good vs. evil has been a theme that is ubiquitous in many writings. The story "The Devil and Tom Walker" is a story about a man who lives an immoral life of greed....   [tags: The Devil and Tom Walker] 366 words
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The Devil And Tom Walker, by Washington Irving - The Devil And Tom Walker, by Washington Irving Washington Irving the author of The Devil and Tom Walker uses the setting of the story to convey that things with a good appearance can be deceiving and be putrid on the inside. He also creates the right atmosphere for the story, and gives precise details to the audience so they can predict the topic and how it will develop. In addition, he describes each character in a manner that the readers can infer who they are, their personal characteristics, and the decisions that they might make throughout the development of the story....   [tags: The Devil And Tom Walker] 777 words
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Professor Ngugi and Writing as Social Communication - Professor Ngugi and Writing as Social Communication During one of his Postcolonial African Literature classes, he stated that by adopting reading and writing as the chief form of social communication, a civilization is truly freeing itself to forget its own values, because those values no longer have to be part of a lived reality to have significance. A first-year undergraduate with a blind faith and deep passion for literature, I always cherished the idea that the written word has the ability to alter individual lives, to shape one's own identity and potentially, national identity....   [tags: Papers] 612 words
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The American Red Cross - The American Red Cross It is important to know how the Red Cross began. It was in June 1859 when Henry Dunant went to Solferino, north of Italy. He was a spectator of a small but bloody war. French and Italians had a battle against Austrians. There were more or less 40,000 victims. He was completely horrified with the scene. He interrupted his trip to help the hurt and organized volunteers to save lives. When Henry Dunant went back to his home town Switzerland in 1862, he decided to talk and write about his horrible experience....   [tags: Expository Red Cross Essays]
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George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple - George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple When we are first introduced to Richard Dudgeon, at the reading of his late father Timothy's will in his childhood home, we have already learned of his character from the opinions of three other characters: firstly, his mother, then from Anthony Anderson, the minister, and finally, from Anderson's wife Judith. None of these accounts are in Richard's favour, although Anthony Anderson is perhaps the least against Richard of them all. Richard's mother considers Richard to be the lowest of the low and a disgrace to his society; she believes that there is nothing admirable about him at all....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Devil's Disciple Essays] 2160 words
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Historical Insights in Devil in the White City - Historical Insights in Devil in the White City Write an essay discussing the historical insights presented in Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City, being sure to answer the following questions: In what ways does the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 represent the contrasts and conflicts of the Gilded Age. What is the Fair’s lasting imprint on American society & culture, & what new trends does it signal for the twentieth century.      Although the Chicago World’s fair of 1893 only lasted 6 months, it had an enormous impact on the city of Chicago, its people, and indeed the entire country....   [tags: Devil in the White City Erik Larson Essays] 1844 words
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The Red Cross in East Africa - The Red Cross in East Africa This report is about the Tanzania Red Cross written after community service fieldwork by eleven students from the East African Uongozi Institute, between 04th and 10th July , 2002. The Community service involved working with the Red Cross in the Dar es salaam International Trade Fair[DITF] which was on at the time and we were allocated to work at the Red Cross tents at the Fair ground to help administer first aid to any causalities. The East African Uongozi Institute is an international Cooperation and collaboration primarily involving four institution of higher learning....   [tags: Red Cross Community Service Africa Essays] 3669 words
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The Devil’s Playground - The Devil’s Playground Slowly the snow drifted along the sidewalks and streets as he strolled down his own path. Following no particular way but his own, he traveled. Knowing not his destination but only his outcome. His ideas were changed, his beliefs were diminished to that of nothing and his perception of reality was turned upside down. All he knew now was himself and that of his tendencies. His own nature was the only real and raw thing that he was able to hang on to. A life of mistreatment and abuse, his last actions displayed his true feelings....   [tags: Devil Religious Beliefs Creative Writing Essays] 3943 words
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The Physics of Cross-Country Skiing - Missing Figures Cross-country skiing is as much of a competitive sport, as it is a back country one. Cross-country skiing is enjoyed by people of all ages, and can be relatively inexpensive. There is no need for lift tickets and with a little maintenance equipment can last for decades. As a result of its broad audience, many people don't realize that physics plays a large role in cross-country skiing. This web page was designed to briefly describe some of the concepts behind the physics of skiing, and give a basic understanding of both the sport and the science....   [tags: physics sport sports cross country ski] 1429 words
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Colonization and Propaganda in Matigari by Ngugi Wa Thiong´o - Strategy – A View from the Top What Is Strategy. Understanding how a strategy is created is very important. It is also very important to understand that there is a connection between good strategic planning and long-term performance. Companies that succeed seem to have a better understanding of the customers’ wants and needs and how they can create value. It is hard to define a “strategy” in one sentence but it could be defined as the “positioning an organization for competitive advantage”. Its main objective is to create value for stakeholders by providing customer value....   [tags: truth, justice, kkk] 714 words
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Devil's Highway is Dangerous Stretch in Arizona - Alone on the Devil’s Highway The Devil’s Highway is the name given to a long stretch of unforgiving desert located in southern Arizona. This section of desert is ruthless for many natural reasons, but the large death count attributed to the desert not entirely environmental. The Highway is also a dangerous boarder crossing spot for those trying to illegally enter the United States. While attempting to cross this strip of land immigrants face discomfort from the elements on top of a fear being detected and apprehended by boarder control....   [tags: death, smuggling, immigrants]
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The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea - Six Deadly Sins Under what circumstances would you go through to better and provide for your family. Would you embark on these six deadly sins above to just get a simple loaf of bread on the table. There is no solid blame or black and white definite answer throughout this novel, The Devil’s Highway. The author Luis Alberto Urrea takes his readers to different perspectives and offers different points of view whether you appear to be a walker, coyote, or the border control on the topic of illegal immigration....   [tags: crossing the border, coyotes]
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A Pact With The Devil - At an early age, a typical child is taught right from wrong. This practice is gone about by showing children the negative withdraws of partaking in wrongs and rewards of doing right. Getting caught in a lie will create distrust when you tell the truth; hiding away from the world all the time leads you to miss out on living life. Dina and Daniel Nayeri’s Another Faust features characters that practice their egocentric acts in order to advance in their selected fields of interest. Cheating, hiding, lying, stealing, or tricking were gifts given to each child to further their ambition, but in practice of their respected gifts each child’s life was devastated....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Sexuality and the Devil - For some people, sex is lusty, dirty, forbidden, pleasurable and sweet all at the same time. The thrill of having sex without being married is a rush for some people. Various people engage in sexual activities with multiple partners either one at a time or at the same time. These sexual partners may not even be opposite sex and can end up being the same sex. However, one thing that ties all of this together is the idea of having sex without getting married. By engaging in this activity is a sin....   [tags: moral and religious concepts] 1091 words
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Sympathy for the Devil in Nathaniel Hawthrone´s The Scarlet Letter - ... Even in his punishment, Satan tortures others, gnawing on their backs for the rest of time. The Devil as George Spiggott in Bedazzled also demonstrates venomous behavior as he repeatedly tricks Stanley Moon into suffering through his non-specific wishes. Throughout the film, we see examples of George Spiggott terrorizing normal citizens with birds, bees, and parking tickets. Spiggott even demonstrates malicious behavior as he goes into Heaven at the end of the film to be turned back into an angel, only to show that he truly has not repented at all, but rather seeks out his own personal gain....   [tags: sins, malicious, tragic, punishment] 718 words
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the devil and daniel webster - Introduction The story I had read was the Devil and Daniel Webster it was written by Stephen Vincent Ben’et. This story is a lot alike most of his other stories discussing what it means to be an American. Also this story is one of his most famous stories it combines folk-lore and history also it has been made into a play and so to be coming out a movie. Story Summary In this story it begins speaking about a character named Daniel Webster, which was from Marshfield, but, later the story begins to unravel and they begin speaking about a character named Jabez stone....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Commentary of The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - The Devil in the White City is a literary nonfiction novel that is centered around the World’s Fair in Chicago. The subtitle of The Devil in the White City is “Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America.” As Erik Larson describes so vividly, the fair did just that. From the way electricity is distributed through homes, to the length of our working hours or days in a week, to cultural icons, and amusement parks. There is a brief but fascinating link between the Fair and other inventions today....   [tags: Fair, Chicago, Murder]
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The Devil's Playground - It was the Spring of 1891 that the old prospector awoke to the terrifying sounds of rushing water. Close, much too close, he thought as he sat up quickly, barely realising that he was soaked through and through and trying to wake up. He could not believe what he was seeing. He threw up a fist in each eye socket, a futile an attempt to clear the sleep from his crusty old eyes so he could get a second look, secretly hoping the next time he opened his them, things would make sense. He slowly drew his fists away from his face, his eyes squeezed shut, hoping it was a bad nightmare, and knowing it wasn't....   [tags: personal narrative] 1192 words
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Essay on the Devil in Paradise Lost, Holy Bible, Faust, and Devil and Tom Walker - The Devil’s Role in Paradise Lost,  The Bible,  Faust, and The Devil and Tom Walker   The devil's role as the inspiration for rock-and-roll is already well documented and commonly understood. Perhaps less well documented is the role of the Devil as inspiration for literature. The Devil has played an active role in literature for quite a while with his name appearing in stories for centuries. The historical devil has not always been personified. Initially, in religious settings, he was represented as a feeling or power, in attendance as the force of evil, an antagonist to goodness and divinity, and temptation for humans....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Death on the Cross - INTRODUCTION For centuries, the canon narratives of the crucifixion and resurrection have been told through various Medias. The interpretations of these essential scriptures were influenced and shaped by the theological perspectives of the era they were formulated. The rendered expressions functioned as confessions of faith, teaching instruments, sources of devotion, expressions of individual piety and hermeneutical reflections.1 The passion and resurrection narratives are fundamental to Christian faith....   [tags: Mathew's Gospel]
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Spirits and the Devil: Real or Hoax? - Introduction Paranormal Activity is involves Spirits. It is an activity people see or heard that other do not. Paranormal Activity can also involve psychic Spirits .When people say they see spirits people tend not to believe those people. Paranormal Activity is a spirit that can be good or evil (Distinguish between the two). (Holmes, 2014). Paranormal Activity is a subject that involves people who want to relaxes and get away. People can experiences spirits and a new house they move in . Maybe somebody died in the house....   [tags: paranormal activity, parapsychology]
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Milton was of the Devil's Party Without Knowing It - Milton was of the Devil's Party Without Knowing It There is a lot of evidence within "ParadiseLost" that would suggest this statement is true, however there is also a large amount that would disagree. Within these two books there is nothing that would give us an insight into the opinion or feelings of God so it is not as easy to make a balanced judgement than if the entire poem was called into question. However, there is a strong argument for both cases to be found in books I and II....   [tags: Papers] 684 words
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What People Find The Devil In - I chose the Universal truth “the Devil, in human imagination,is manifested into many forms.”. The reason that I chose that universal truth is because I have actually heard people say things similar to my universal truth. There are also an extraordinary amount of examples of how the devil is still manifested today. Some examples that I am going to be using are black cats, and certain types of music. Superstitions play a large roll with how the devil is still manifested. Superstitions are something that people find the devil in....   [tags: superstitions, religious beliefs] 719 words
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The Jersey Devil: Fact or Fiction? - Introduction Paranormal activity is simply the activity dealing with spirits and the strange phenomena that cannot be explained by what the scientist know about nature and the world (Merriam-Webster, 2014). There are several different types of paranormal entities such as Poltergeist, spirits, hauntings, and etc. Hauntings appear in most places and they appeal to every sense except taste. Hauntings can be from anything dealing with the life form that was once alive (MPI, 2009-2014). Poltergeists are “noisy ghosts” but really distinguishes them is they are attracted to one person, epicenter....   [tags: supernatural, paranormal activity]
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The Devil and Tom Walker and Romanticism - Washington Irving’s “The Devil and Tom Walker” includes great examples of Romanticism, such as symbols in nature having links to the supernatural, the importance of the inner nature, and the emphasis of the individual. In the story, Tom Walker is a selfish man who cares more about money than he does about anyone else, including his wife. One day, while he is walking through the woods, Tom Walker comes across the Devil, who makes a deal with him to exchange his soul for the treasure that is buried in those woods....   [tags: Washington Irving, story and character analysis] 617 words
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The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen - 1. When Hannah’s head is shaved at the camp, she begins to cry. Gitl makes Hannah promise-“…promise me you will cry no more before these monsters. We will never cry again. ‘Never,’ Hannah agreed…feeling stronger because of the promise…(p. 95).” Why does this promise make her feel stronger. Support your response with text evidence. Gitl states, "Without laughter there is no hope. Without hope there is no life." Crying shows weakness, and if the Jews show weakness, the Nazis will take advantage of that....   [tags: book review and analysis] 1542 words
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Review of The Devil Behind The Mirror - Steven Gregory’s book entitled The Devil Behind The Mirror is an ethnographical study of the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is in the Caribbean, it occupies the Western half of an island, while Haiti makes up the Eastern portion. Gregory attempts to study and analyze the political, social and cultural aspects of this nation by interviewing and observing both the tourists and locals of two towns Boca Chica and Andres. Gregory’s research centers on globalization and the transnational processes which affect the political and socio-economics of the Dominican Republic....   [tags: Dominican Culture]
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Sleeping With The Devil by Robert Baer - ... Barger became CEO of a standard oil company in California called Aramco. America knew they had an excellent supply of oil now, but the only thing was negotiating with the Saudi and making a deal or contract that’s would be reasonable. The Saudi knew that if they made this deal, that money and fortune would come their way so they took advantage of the opportunity. They took advantage of America’s dependence on their oil supplies. They are very greedy and corrupted when it comes to money and fortune....   [tags: literary analysis, theme]
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The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen - The Devil’s Arithmetic Independent Reading Response Questions, Chapters 6-9: 1) Hannah reveals that her best friend is Rosemary, a Catholic girl, and states, “As if that matters (p. 46).” As Chaya, her new friends are in shock upon hearing this. Ester states, “My father will not even let me talk to a goy (p. 47).” Why will Ester’s father not allow this. Why is Hannah not bothered by it. Use text evidence to support your response. Answer: Esther states, “My father will not even let me talk to a goy.” Her father does not want Esther to be friend with a goy, because he thinks that the goy will influence Esther, negatively....   [tags: independent reading response questions] 2166 words
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Devil In The White City - Erik Larson’s book Devil in the White City is full of magic and madness that has shaped the society of the late 19th century that is specific to in Chicago. The issues that have been handled through this time frame that are addressed in this book is that how Chicago was known to be the black city at first, and how the city hoped that hosting the World’s fair would increase their reputation. Secondly, the magic of a man named Daniel Burnham that did put the plans of the world fair in Chicago into life and the obstacles that he had overcame....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Erik Larson] 2299 words
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What's the Opposite of God? - When we think of God, we associate good, light, force, and entity. Basically every good thought or anything associated with good is directed towards God. Likewise, when we think of the Devil, we automatically think of evil, and darkness. Every negative thought and bad emotion is linked with the Devil. This thought process is similar to the notion of dualism. The literal definition of dualism is the division of something conceptually into two opposed or contrasted aspects, or the state of being so divided....   [tags: dualism, devil, force, light]
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The Devil and Tom Walker by William Irving - Written during the American Romanticism period, “The Devil and Tom Walker,” by William Irving, personifies the belief in the primacy of imagination. The period of Romanticism in America is often seen as the crucial period of American culture, as it was the central movement of the Renaissance period that moved into a more free-feeling and artistic approach to literature. American Gothic literature made its early appearance with William Irving, first with “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” in 1820, and carrying over to “The Devil and Tom Walker” in 1824, both of which use a macabre approach to establish a moral ending (Matterson)....   [tags: american romanticism, imagination]
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The American Association of the Red Cross - Human Services Organizations are agencies composed of professional workers who assess and deliver services to people in need. Human Services Organizations at large are firm believers that in order for people to be productive and fulfill their niche in society, they need the adequate resources, technology, and knowledge. Human Service Organizations also assist people through many hardships relating to social problems and societal condition. They aim to help not only the individual and family, but also the community as a whole....   [tags: human services organizatios]
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