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Hemming’s Noble Savages - Hemming’s Noble Savages In the written piece “Noble Savages” by John Hemming he give an historic account of different European adventures in the Brazilian mainland. He also tells some of the stories about the Brazilian people that were taken back to Europe about the savages’ way of life. A fleet of ships sailing towards Cape of Good Hope on April 22, 1500 was blown astray. They were blown so far west, that their commander Pero Alveres Cabral saw a new land, which they named Easter Mountain....   [tags: Noble Savages Essays] 659 words
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Barnes and Noble - The local Barnes and Noble on Veterans Boulevard houses a host of fascinating characters, creating a museum of people for the watchful reader who, seated in a plush chair in the corner of the store, can occasionally look up from his book and shoot curious glances at the people surrounding him. As customers, browsers, readers, and studiers walk through the double doors of the book lover’s haven, the seated observer can watch each individual move towards his task, whether it is simply browsing the countless shelves of the store for an interesting find or selecting an assortment of magazines with which to waste time in the company of his Starbucks coffee....   [tags: Book Store, Readers, Cafe] 1083 words
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Not Noble? Preposterous! - Not Noble. Preposterous. In Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, the character Brutus, was portrayed as a malevolent and hateful person. Although he is forced to betray his best friend and suffer through the bitter passing of his wife, he never lets that distort the goal that he has set, which is to better his country. Throughout the play, Brutus shows very knowledgeable, perceptive, and noble qualities toward the Roman Democracy. At first glance, Brutus is condemned for murdering his best friend, which is a hard concept to comprehend as being noble, but all that he did, he did for the good of Rome....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 755 words
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Taking a Look at Barnes & Noble - Strengths The bookstore chain has been decreasing in profit in the US over the past 20 years. Most of the books retailers are shutting down their operations and only a few are still operating in the country. Barnes and Noble has become the largest bookseller in the book retailers industry (1). The firm has integrated its business philosophy into web presence though eBook marketplace. This business strategy assisted the firm to be able to reach a large scale customers and remain as a strongest competitor in the book retailing market....   [tags: book store chain, SWOT analysis] 1087 words
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The Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism - The main goal of Buddhism is known as nirvana. Nirvana is the freedom from the cycle of birth and death, also known as the freedom of reincarnation. The way to achieve nirvana is by something known as the Noble Eightfold Path. The Eightfold Path is the pathway between materialism and asceticism. In Buddhism, the Noble Eightfold Path is central because it is the way to achieve nirvana. The Buddha spreads his many beliefs and achievements throughout his life, discovers the meaning of The Eightfold Path, and explains how The Eightfold Path connects to the Nirvana....   [tags: freedom, nirvana, reincarnation, materialism]
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Case Study: Barnes & Noble - ... Lisa uses a lot of knowledge when deciding on buying a books or CDs, she uses both knowledge and affective feelings toward the book or cd she want to buy. Her attitude toward Barnes & Noble is positive because she has a wide selection of items to choose from, and can sit down with a book or listen to cods before she buys it. Rob has taken other factors, he could have chosen another bookstore but chose Barnes & Noble to meet new people rather than his local bar, house parties, or joining an organization....   [tags: consumer behavior]
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Buddhism and the Four Noble Truths - Tilopa once said, “It is not the outer objects that entangle us. It is the inner clinging that entangles us.” Over 2500 years ago, Buddha outlined the framework for Buddhist thought in which he declared that he taught suffering, its origin, cessation and path. The four noble truths contain the basis of Buddha’s ideas which he attained while meditating under a bodhi tree, which would later become a Buddhist symbol. While Buddhism is not practiced by many, its affect in the world can be seen in the utilization of the four noble truths that Buddha was enlightened with....   [tags: Siddhartha Guatama, tilopa]
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Barns and Noble Business Strategy - The bookstore chain has been decreasing in profit in the US over the past 20 years. Most of the books retailers are closing down their operations and only a few stores are operating in the country still. Barnes and Noble has converted itself into a powerful bookseller in the industry by positioning rapidity into web presence though eBook marketplace. This business strategy has helped the firm to reach a large scale number of customers and remain as a strongest competitor in the book retailing market....   [tags: customers, ebook, bookstory, profit] 928 words
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The Noble Lie: Plato's Republic - The concept of the noble lie begins with Plato in the Republic, where in search of an ideal state he told of a magnificent myth^1.The society that Plato imagined was separated into a three tier class structure- the Rulers, Auxiliaries, and the labor or working class. The Rulers, he said, would be selected from the military elite (called Guardians).The rulers would be those Guardians that showed the most promise, natural skill, and had proven that they cared only about the community’s best interests....   [tags: philosophy and politics]
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Case of Kirk Noble Bloodsworth - DNA is the blueprint of life. It stores our genetic information which is what is in charge of how our physical appearance will look like. 99.9% of human DNA is the same in every person yet the remaining .1% is what distinguishes each person (Noble Prize). This small percentage is enough to make each person different and it makes identifying people a lot easier when its necessary. DNA not only serves to test relationships between people it also helps in criminal cases. DNA testing in criminal cases has not been around for many years if fact it was not until the early 1990s when the use of DNA testing for criminal cases was approved and made available....   [tags: Case Study, solution]
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The Four Noble Truths - The Four Noble Truths The four sights that Siddhartha was hidden from all his life are what compelled him to find the Four Noble Truths. When Siddhartha set out to see the outside world he saw the sights of old age, sickness, death, and the wandering monk. Siddhartha’s ultimate goal was to end all the suffering he had experienced as well as what he had seen others experience. His discovery of the solution began with the recognition that life is suffering. The First Noble Truth is that the suffering of birth, old age, sickness and death is unavoidable—this suffering or dis-ease is also known as dukkha....   [tags: Buddhist studies, religious precepts]
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The Noble Youth: Hamlet - As every Shakespearean character, Hamlet is a multi-faceted person. He is a man characterised by high moral standards, intelligence and a deep sensitivity. He is brave, noble and witty.This essay will analyse his complex personality showing how the text conveys his main features: nobility, loneliness, melancholy and suffering. First of all, right from the beginning of the play, Hamlet appears as a noble-minded youth. The reader sees him inspiring affection in his fellows Horatio and Marcellus, which follow and protect him, and showing loyalty to his father’s memory and abhorrence at his mother and uncle’s immoral wedding....   [tags: Shakespeare plays, literary analysis] 1543 words
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Hamlet, A Noble Prince - The thought of knowing the secret of .your father’s murderer must be extremely agonizing. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, this the unfortunate tragedy the Prince of Denmark faces upon returning to his homeland. The historical play about Denmark’s royal family follows the basic outline structure known as the Freytag pyramid. Shakespeare implies the pyramid structure using the five acts, which builds the intensity of the drama before revealing the tragic plot. The play not only stresses his feelings and thoughts but also his philosophy on life after death as well....   [tags: Summary, Analysis, Shakespeare] 1585 words
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Rebellion: Noble or Immature? - When one hears the word “rebellion,” he is inclined to imagine a brave, intelligent revolutionary who does not blindly conform to the majority, but does what he deems right and just. A rebel will do whatever it takes to bring into existence the world he wishes to see. This may be an admirable image, but it is not always the case. On many occasions, rebellion results from selfish, unpretentious desires. Rebellion is not only synonymous with independence and brilliance; it is also linked to immaturity and ignorance....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Overlords: Noble Souls - The Overlords: Noble Souls Childhood's End is one of the best early examples of apocalyptic science fiction. It is the story of Earth's invasion by a supervisory alien race, the 'Golden Age' of life under the Overlords, followed by the mutation of all human offspring into bodiless parts of a hive mind. The final phase of the mutation causes a chain reaction that destroys the Earth. Childhood’s End is a colonial parable, deftly engineered to make the reader identify with the colonial administrators, the Overlords, and their self-sacrificing mission to better humanity....   [tags: Childhood's Ends, apocalyptic sci-fi]
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Noble Cause Corruption - People who do bad things some of which are illegal and some legal for the purpose of accomplishing good ends are guilty of “Noble-cause corruption.” It usually occurs in circumstances where there is little chance of being held accountable. This happens most often with police work when people think that they can get away or hide these illegal This doesn't necessarily mean that there aren't laws against the action (though sometimes there aren't), but the individual who commits noble cause corruption either can't be held accountable or believes he or she won't be held accountable. Noble cause “is a moral commitment to make the world a safer place to live....   [tags: Essays on Corruption] 1412 words
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Barnes & Noble: The Book Store Chain - The bookstore chain has been decreasing in profit in the US over the past 20 years. Most of the books retailers are shutting down their operations and only a few are still operating in the country. Barnes and Noble has become the largest bookseller in the book retailers industry. The firm has integrated its business philosophy into web presence though eBook marketplace. This business strategy assisted the firm to be able to reach a large scale customers and remain as a strongest competitor in the book retailing market....   [tags: nook tablets, ebook, digital book]
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Buddhism: Happiness and The Four Noble Truths - Gautama was to be king. He was to live a life of luxury with his wife and son. His father groomed him to never have to live his kingdom. However, one day Gautama left his home and walked into the world of suffering his father was shielding him from. He saw the wrinkles of a man of old age. He saw someone sick with disease. He saw the body of a dead person (Haught 46). The reality of human misery deeply disturbed Gautama which caused him to start to rethink his life. He said goodbye to his wife and child and left them to solve the question of human suffering; his newly declared purpose in life....   [tags: gautama, suffering, religion]
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The Dharma: Exploring the Four Noble Truths - The Dharma is, in the most utterly existential of senses, infinitely complex yet infinitely discreet. In the dissection of the most perplex and the most convoluted of elements in reality, the Dharma provides an all-encompassing web of insight – a truth per say . In essence its affluences can be predicated upon a bipartisan foundation in the realms of abstraction and attachment. From the fundamentals of The Four Noble Truths to the general coherency of Chan, abstraction and attachment combine to endow the absolute spine that supports the Buddhist elements....   [tags: buddhism, religions] 1268 words
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Noble Gases: Properties of Each Element - ... The word neon comes from the Greek word νέον which means new. Neon is used in glow lamps, high voltage discharge tubes, and advertising signs, a few plasma tube, and refrigerant applicants. When used in these products the neon gives off a reddish-orange glow. Neon also gives off this color when used in helium-neon lasers. Other than that neon is not used except for a few commercial uses, one of those being fractional distillation of liquid air. Neon is created in the fusion of helium, oxygen in the alpha process....   [tags: chemical, reactivity, symbol, atomic] 1581 words
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Macbeth, a Noble Man Gone Astray - William Shakespeare born in 1564 is famously known as one of the most influential writers of all time; he conjured up many breathtaking plays during his lifetime. One of Shakespeare most successful plays was the tragedy Macbeth. Public and critical acclaim quickly followed and Shakespeare eventually became the most popular play writer of all time. In this famous play Shakespeare has portrayed Macbeth as respectable noble man however he is motivated to go down the path of dishonesty and crime. In the beginning of the play we are first introduced to Macbeth as a Scottish general and thane of glamis, is led to wicked thoughts by the prophecies of the three witches he begins to change especially...   [tags: macbeth, nobility, shakespeare,] 1559 words
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barnes and noble - Barnes & Noble does business -- big business -- by the book. As the #1 bookseller in the US, it operates about 650 superstores throughout 49 states and the District of Columbia under the banners Barnes & Noble, Bookstop, and Bookstar, as well as about 200 mall stores using the names B. Dalton, Doubleday, and Scribner's. The company's GameStop subsidiary is the #1 US video game retailer with about 1,500 stores under the names Babbage's Etc., GameStop, and FuncoLand. Barnes & Noble owned about 75% of online book seller barnesandnoble.com after purchasing Bertelsmann's interest in 2003; Barnes & Noble then purchased all remaining shares and took the company private in May 2004....   [tags: essays research papers] 1013 words
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The Noble Lie - The Noble Lie In Bloom's second edition of "The Republic of Plato," there are many troubling issues. The one that strikes me the most, however, is the idea of the "noble lie." I find this completely disturbing for a number of reasons. It is immoral and wrong to deliberately deceive someone. This idea also completely contradicts Socrates' argument that it is beneficial to be just. In the discussion between Socrates and Glaucon that involved how to create an ideal city, they divided the people into three classes: rulers, auxiliaries, and craftsmen....   [tags: Papers] 951 words
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A Noble Cause - A Noble Cause The three young punks had been walking down a street in their neighborhood looking for whatever they could get their hands on and generally up to no good, when they stumbled upon an old man lying on the curb. "Hey, check the old dude down on the curb. Let's see what the ol' guy's got!" gibed one of the three ruffians. "Yeahhh!" agreed another, grinning from ear to ear like a hyena at the sight of fresh meat. "Hold it!" said Rick, the leader of the pack. "He might be Five-O. Net, go over there and turn him around....   [tags: Short Stories Violence Crime Essays] 4394 words
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Scout´s Maturity in Harper Lee´s To Kill a Mockingbird - Scout One of the most important characters read during this semester was Scout Finch. Compared to other characters in To Kill a Mockingbird who were not of the Finch family, Scout was different. She was mature, for equality, and noble. These are all attributes, none of which could be found in most characters of the book. This is especially significant considering the early age of Scout. With her age with her level of nobility, maturity, and her strong sense of racial equality, Scout is not only years ahead of her age, but also above the rest of Maycomb County....   [tags: Noble, Racism]
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Anthony, Cassius and Ceasar are Not Noble - Anthony, Cassius and Ceasar are Not Noble Throughout the play "Julius Caesar" it could be argued that many characters show signs of being noble. Brutus however, the dramatic focus of the play is described by Anthony as "the noblest roman of them all." Why does Anthony say this and is this true. From Act 1 scenes 2 and 3 we learn most about the character of Brutus "I love… the name of honour more than I fear death." Cassius then responds with "I know that virtue to be in you Brutus" this emphasises to the reader from the start that Brutus is perceived to be honourable....   [tags: Papers] 706 words
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The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism - The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism  Dukkha is the first of the four noble truths of Buddhism. The word means suffering, but just to state suffering as the entirety of the first noble truth, is not enough because the expression of dukkha is the first truth that is needed for salvation. Moreover, dukkha is the conclusion of a logical chain of ideas that explains the life and death cycle of mankind. Before a person recognizes the truth of dukkha, he lives in a space of ignorance and with ignorance he seeks the fulfillment of his desires, yet with every demand met, he soon finds dissatisfaction....   [tags: Papers] 775 words
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Othello: the Story of a Noble Being - Othello: the Story of a Noble Being        The William Shakespeare creation Othello sees the demise of a noble general, as a result of the incessant brainwashing by his ancient. Let us in this essay present the noble Othello and wherein lay his tragic mistake.   Lily B. Campbell in Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroes describes the unquestioned nobility of the Moor:   From the first we hear the fact insistently repeated that he is a Moor, that he has thick lips, that Desdemona has chosen to go to his sooty bosom....   [tags: Othello essays]
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The Most Noble Order of the Garter - The Most Noble Order of the Garter History Of Orders: The secular orders of chivalry that came about in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries were fundamentally based on the idea of religious expression, social valor, and virtue. These institutions, “recycled some of the trappings of the original orders of chivalry, but with the aim to create a close knit and devoted circle of noblemen around the person of the sovereign” (Saintry). An order is an award or symbol of great authority and mark, “The most striking among them (Orders) were those founded by great princes and distinguished by their lavish ceremonial and their ornate dress regulations....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Noble - “Are children noble savages, naturally pure and innately good, or are they just savages, lovable savages.” I think that Barbara Lerner argues that all children have some good and evil in them. It’s just to see who they grow up with and which crowd they hang around with, but sometimes its not the crowd they hang with it might be there parents, teachers, people at school. Evil is within us all. “The darkness is out there, not in us.” I don’t think thats really true in some cases. Children are a portal to our past, and through experience they become our present and future....   [tags: essays research papers] 370 words
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Sir Gawain - The Noble Knight - Sir Gawain - The Noble Knight Sir Gawain is a nephew of King Arthur and the brother of Sir Gaheris and Sir Gareth. In the poem he is described by the author as "the good knight" and "most courteous" (1. 109,639). His character is shown through supernatural tests when he steps in for King Arthur and takes the challenge of the Green Knight on himself. Then his second test in the poem is to withstand the lust of the Green Knight's wife. Both of these challenges Sir Gawain passes, and gains more respect and honor than he had before....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight] 894 words
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The Second Noble Truth of Buddhism - The Second Noble Truth - “Samudaya" The Truth of the Origin or the Cause of Suffering According to the philosophy of Buddhism is the Second Noble Truth : "Samudaya", the truth of the origin or the cause of suffering. Buddhists also believe that the origin of suffering is `attachment'. The Second Noble Truth invites us to understand the principle, that the origin of suffering is attachment to transient things and the ignorance thereof. Transient things do not only include the physical objects that surround us, but it also encompasses ideas, and, in a greater sense, all objects of our perception....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Second of Four Noble Truths - The Second of Four Noble Truths “ ‘I have sons, I have wealth’: thinking thus the fool is troubled. Indeed, he himself is not his own. How can sons or wealth be his?” The Second of the Four Noble Truths is Samudaya, translated as craving and greed. This is a practice that is completely inescapable of all people. There is no one who does not want, no one who could not think of just one more thing to make him self “happy”. It is the given nature of all people to desire what the do not have, no matter who they are, what they say, or how satisfied they seem....   [tags: Papers] 533 words
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Captain Picard as A Noble Warrior - Captain Picard as A Noble Warrior Captain Picard is a good leader because of his ability to think clearly and objectively in all situations. He does not have pride blocking his ability to think rationally and see all sides of an issue. Also, he is not easily swayed by his emotions and does not allow them to cloud his judgment. Picard's ability to act quickly leads to effective delegating and exemplary leadership. A good leader is one who brings out the best in his people while being a servant to them....   [tags: Star Trek Essays Papers]
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The Four Noble Truths in Siddhartha's Journey to Self-Enlightenment - Is it possible for Shakespeare to connect Othello to the Four Noble Truths. In Shakespeare’s words, “Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.”1 Shakespeare unintentionally connects the concept of his play Othello to the ancient concept of the Four Noble Truths: craving worldly pleasures only leads one to suffer. The Four Noble Truths provide a conceptual framework to Buddhist principles; they contain the essence of Buddhist teachings. Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha deals with Siddhartha’s spiritual journey of self-discovery during the time of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism....   [tags: Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha Essays]
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Buddhism: The 4 noble truths - Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths Siddharta Gautama was twenty-nine years old when he abandoned his family to search for a means to bring to an end his and other’s suffering after studying meditation for many years. At age thirty-five, Siddharta Gautama sat down under the shade of a fig tree to meditate and he determined to meditate until he reached enlightenment. After seven weeks he received the Great Enlightenment which he referred to as the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path. Henceforth he became known as the Buddha....   [tags: Buddhist Buddha essays research papers] 2086 words
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A Noble Savage in The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper - “Chingachgook told me, don't try to understand them; and don't try to make them understand you. For they are a breed apart and make no sense”, explains the first American hero in The Last of the Mohicans. James Fenimore Cooper's objective during this novel was to portray the first American hero to the English man. To do so he created a white man by the name of Hawkeye; adopted by the last of the Mohican Indian tribe, Hawkeye was very resourceful and intelligent. His sharp mind was eventually needed to rescue two ladies by the names of Alice and Cora....   [tags: helor, love, war, savage, adventure] 810 words
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More Then a Noble Perception - More Then a Noble Perception Perception is the insight or knowledge gained by perceiving. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth the tragic hero of the play is perceived differently by everyone. Macbeth is one of King Duncan's nobleman and soldiers, who as the play goes on murders his leader when hearing he will one day be King from a trio of witches. Through Macbeth's actions the perceptions of Macbeth by the other main characters are learned. As the play goes on it is seen that his best friend, Banquo, his leader King Duncan and his wife Lady Macbeth all have opposing perceptions of him....   [tags: Essays Papers] 602 words
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The Origins of Noble Savagery - The Origins of Noble Savagery There are essentially two schools of thought on what life was like for early humans: Thomas Hobbes’ famous quote that life was “nasty, brutish, and short,” and the popular Western image of the “noble savage” that dominated literature and archaeology in the Victorian era. In our modern era, this view has been termed the “Garden of Eden” conception of early humanity, as expounded by Ponting in his book, A Green History of the World: a fruitful, easily productive environment that allowed its inhabitants a heavenly existence living in connectivity and harmony with nature....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation] 851 words
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Plato Republic The Noble Lie - As with all other topics discussed in “The Republic of Plato,” the section in which he discusses the myths of the metals or the “noble lie” is layered with questioning and potential symbolism, possible contradiction, and a significant measure of allusion. In Chapter X of “The Republic,” Plato presents “The Selection of Rulers: The Guardians’ Manner of Living.” In it, he discusses the necessities of education as they apply to the appropriate selection of and reparation for the community’s leaders....   [tags: essays research papers] 1183 words
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Noble Love in The Birthmark - Noble Love in The Birthmark      Often billed as a story of an unsuccessful attempt to beat Nature at her own game, “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne certainly lends itself to a somewhat deeper interpretation.  Over the years many scholars have noted that the story of Aylmer and Georgiana is riddled with traditional Hawthorne themes such as the evils of selfishness and pride, coupled with an element of solitariness (Arvin xvi).  However, we are want to consider whether Aylmer’s motives in this story are purely selfish.  Does this man perhaps deserve a touch of human sympathy?   With blazingly obvious symbolism, clearly defined by the author himself, the reader can choose to take t...   [tags: Birthmark Essays]
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Prohibition - 'The Noble Experiment' - Prohibition - 'The Noble Experiment' In 1920 congress began what was called "The Noble Experiment". This experiment began with the signing of the eighteenth amendment of the constitution into law. It was titled by society as Prohibition. Websters dictionary defines prohibition as: A prohibiting, the forbidding by law of the manufacture or sale of alcoholic liquors. Prohibition can extend to mean the foreboding of any number of substances. I define it as a social injustice to the human race as we know it....   [tags: American America History] 884 words
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Admiral Jarok as Noble Traitor - Admiral Jarok was a traitor, especially in the eyes of his countrymen. The very principles that define the Romulans are honor and loyalty and in no way can his actions be seen as loyal. Although some could argue his actions were those of a defector, his actions as Romulan official in this particular situation make him a traitor. A traitor is defined as a "person who betrays his or her country, cause, friends, etc. " (Webster) The true meaning of traitor is not found in this definition, but rather in the definition of the word betray....   [tags: Star Trek Traitor Essays Papers] 705 words
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Analysis of The Noble Feat of Nike by Johan Norberg - The Noble Feat of Nike Globalization is the worldwide integration, development and expansion of international cultural, economic, and political activities. As people, ideas, knowledge, goods move more easily around the globe, and the experiences of people around the world become more similar. “The Noble Feat of Nike" by Johan Norberg shows us about how over the years, due to globalization around the globe, prominent, progressive and helpful foreign companies like the Nike shoe factory has made it possible for its employees in Vietnam to better their lives....   [tags: globalization, employees, workers, conditions] 704 words
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Into the Wild: Chris McCandless- Couragous and Noble Idealist - “One who formulates, strives after, or attempts to live in accordance with, ideals” is what Funk and Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary describes an idealist as. It is evident that Christopher John McCandless fits this definition in every way: he constructed his own ideals and principles, dreamt up what his consummate existence would pertain, and went for it...head first. This on its own is exceptionally noble, because in order to live out this utopia he envisioned he willingly cut off all of the stability and security that his life at home provided....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]
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Noble Lies in Breaking Bad and The Dark Knight - ... Knowing that he doesn't have long to live and that his teacher salary won't be enough to financially support his family after his impending death, Walter uses his extensive knowledge of Chemistry to begin producing and selling crystal meth with Jesse. This begins Walter's struggle to keep the unfortunate truth hidden from his family. When Walter starts spending the majority of his time cooking meth with Jesse, he has to lie his wife about where he's going. As Walter and Jesse's business begins to flourish, they make so much money that Walter doesn't know how to handle....   [tags: money, intentions, heroism]
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Othello: the Noble Savage - Othello: The Noble Savage There are many opposing views to the way that Othello is defined within Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Othello. Some suggest that Othello is a savage "Moor," and at no point is he the noble "Venetian" he attempts to portray himself as. Others suggest that Othello is the noble "Venetian" he portrays himself as, and his ultimate demise stems directly from Iago being a savage. Yet some agree that Othello is both the noble "Venetian" and the savage "Moor," unable to fully interpolate himself into the "Venetian" paradigm, but becoming, rather, a "noble savage." When the play begins, Othello is introduced as a military leader and a Christian, both characteristics of a...   [tags: European Literature] 1896 words
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The Four Noble Truths - THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS "Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you your self test and judge to be true." -Buddha The four noble truths exemplify the essence of the teachings of Buddha. They represent the beginning of a long journey to inner peace, happiness, and most importantly an end to suffering....   [tags: Religion Buddhism] 1747 words
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Gawain, noble or naïve? - Gawain, noble or naïve. Gawain, nephew of the famed Arthur of the Round Table, is depicted as the most noble of knights in the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Nonetheless, he is not without fault or demerit, and is certainly susceptible to conflict. Gawain, bound to chivalry, is torn between his knightly edicts, his courtly obligations, and his mortal thoughts of self-preservation. This conflict is most evident in his failure of the tests posed by the wicked Morgan le Fay. With devious tests of temptation and courage, Morgan is able to create a mockery of the courtly and knightly ideal, through Gawain's failure of these tests....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Noble Sissle - Noble Sissle was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 10, 1889. His early interest in music came from his father, a minister and organist. The Sissles moved to Cleveland when Noble was 17, and in 1908, before graduating from high school, he joined a male quartet for a four-week run of the Midwest vaudeville circuit. After graduating, he joined a gospel quartet for a tour on the same circuit. 1. Riding the wave of new interest in black entertainers brought on by the success of James Reese Europe, Sissle was asked to organize his own orchestra, which he led at Indianapolis's Severin Hotel....   [tags: Musician Sissle Biography] 1217 words
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Discussion of the four noble truths of Buddhism - Q2. Outline and discuss the four noble truths: is the Buddhist view of existence optimistic or pessimistic. The question of the Buddhist view of existence being optimistic or pessimistic is one which is many have an opinion on. It could be said that the four noble truths provide the views of the Buddha in the way that life is led and more importantly, should be led. Certainly, the end goal is clearly optimistic, the attainment of spiritual enlightenment, or nirvana. However, the Buddhist view of life as we lead it is often deemed pessimistic as it is so concerned with suffering....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Anti-Noble Policy of Henry VII - The Anti-Noble Policy of Henry VII Henrys policy to the nobles during his reign could be considered as antagonistic. Henry had realised how easily the nobles could pose a threat to him, due to their power and responsibilities in his country, and so reduced this power thus reducing the possibilities of his downfall. This essays intention is to determine why Henry pursued such a dangerous policy, yet also reviewing the claims that his policies were anti-noble. This essay will also be interpreting the reasons for Henrys actions and the views of historians on the subject....   [tags: Papers] 927 words
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Hamlet - Noble Prince in a Corrupt World - Hamlet - Noble Prince in a Corrupt World      Ever since I was acquainted with tragic plays, I fell in love with the ideas, concepts, and even moral beliefs of these tragic style writers.  Having never truly understood or read any of William Shakespeare's work, it was hard to see where he was coming from.  After reading and analyzing Hamlet, my first instincts depicted Shakespeare as a dramatist who was bent on creating an overly tragic, unfathomable drama.  That is why this essay is based around defending the opinion that "Hamlet is a noble prince who suffers from a corrupt world that is not suitable to his sensitive moral nature."  By doing this, the original implications will...   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays]
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The Noble Savage in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - The Noble Savage in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [In the following essay, Millhauser considers Frankenstein's monster in relation to the tradition of the noble savage in literature.] The estimate of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein familiar to us from literary handbooks and popular impression emphasizes its macabre and pseudo-scientific sensationalism: properly enough, so far as either its primary conception or realized qualities are concerned. But it has the effect of obscuring from notice certain secondary aspects of the work which did, after all, figure in its history and weigh with its contemporary audience, and which must, therefore, be taken into consideration before either the book...   [tags: Papers] 1233 words
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Macbeth - Noble Soldier to Bloody Tyrant - Macbeth - Noble Soldier to Bloody Tyrant   The purpose of tragedy is to arouse in the audience emotions of fear or pity, and to produce a catharsis-a relieving cleansing-of these emotions. Macbeth is the most horrific of Shakespeare's tragedies because the protagonist commits such bloodthirsty acts. Apart from on the battlefield, however, this brutality is not evident when we first meet the hero.  General Macbeth is a man of military and political importance, the heroic Thane of Glamis and potential heir to the throne of Scotland.  By the end of the play he is an entirely different person than he was in the beginning....   [tags: Macbeth essays]
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Creon' Exemplification of Aristotle's Tragic Hero in Antigone by Sophocles - Throughout literary history, tragic heroes have been defined as a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat. However, philosophers such as Aristotle tried to find connections between tragic heroes in Greek plays. This in-depth analysis of tragic heroes lead Aristotle to create six criteria for a true tragic hero: He or she has to be a Noble figure of royalty and noble in character, has to be imperfect by design, has a flaw or error that is a choice, is punished excessively for this choice flaw, has to undergo a downfall that leads to a realization, and the story of this tragic hero has to make the audience reach a moment of catharsi...   [tags: noble, flaw, downfall] 1509 words
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Denis Noble and the Music of Life: What a Tangled Web of Metaphors We Weave - Denis Noble is a brilliant man and a fantastic scientist, as he tells us in his own book, however; the same may not be said about his style of writing. The main theme of his book is that there is no program for life; the genome cannot simply be used as a blueprint to build an organism on its own. The organization of the book includes ten chapters, each one using a different musical metaphor to describe life, starting from the genome and going all the way up to the brain. Noble attempts to make his views of biology easier to understand to the reader by using current metaphors of biology and then rewriting them....   [tags: book review and analysis] 1261 words
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Human Innocent in William Blake's Poems The Lamb, and The Tyger - Swiss political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau is known for his conception of the “myth of the nobles savage,” which discusses the contrasts between natural human existence, and the corrupted, societal existence in which human beings adapt and grow. English poet and activist William Blake addresses the concept of human existence in his Romantic poems, “The Lamb,” and “The Tyger.” In both poems, Blake presents the ideals of innocence, and acquaintance, demonstrating the contradictions and similarities between untainted existence, and the effects of modern worldly life....   [tags: William Blake, noble savages, ] 790 words
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The Fine Line between Noble Cause Corruption and Traditional Corruption - For numerous years, corruption within the police department has been a national problem. The corruption is not only limited to America, it reaches parts of Asia and Europe. Police officers are investigated regarding this issue, with good judgement. Corruption and misconduct in the police department are evident in various embodiment. The definition of “corruption” is when an officer uses their position to acquire unprofessional benefits, mainly through bribes (Goldstein, 1977). The abuse of power transpires in three separate fields, psychological, physical, and legal misconduct (Carter, 1985)....   [tags: corrupt police departments]
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Romantic Love in Stories from Medieval Times - Romance can be defined as a medieval form of narrative which relates tales of chivalry and courtly love. Its heroes, usually knights, are idealized and the plot often contains miraculous or superatural elements. According to Tony Davenport the central medieval sense of romance is ' of narratives of chivalry, in which knights fight for honour and love.' The term amour coutois ( courtly love) was coined by the French critic Gaston Paris in 1883 to categorise what medieval French lyricists or troubadours referred to as ' fin armors'....   [tags: chivalry, noble, knights] 847 words
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Written by Shakespeare, The Moor of Venice: A Tale of Overt Racism - Moor; A simple word, in current English it brings to mind an image of ships or sailboats docked in the harbor. For this reason I was slightly confused why it would be assigned to a person, seemingly as a rank or title. However, the Oxford English Dictionary defines moor as “[A] native or inhabitant of ancient Mauretania, a region of North Africa corresponding to parts of present-day Morocco and Algeria” (OED). Knowing the true definition of this term brings forth a whole new angle under which to view this work by Shakespeare....   [tags: noble, pigmentation, lago]
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How Does Shakespeare and Stevenson Present the Characters as Disturbed? - The two written pieces of two very different authors both begin with the minor characters that you don’t hear or read much about during the play and novel. In the start you are given opinions from the minor characters about the main characters; Macbeth and Dr. Jekyll. Both main characters are seen as respectable, high statuses and noble. The summary of Macbeth is about an honorable soldier named Macbeth that follows his ambitions although they are very bad and lead him to a terrible downfall that changes him from a nobleman to a tyrant....   [tags: respectable, statuses, noble, honor] 1729 words
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The Life of Buddhist Monks - The life of a Buddhist monk involves a considerable amount of patience. One must go through an immense amount of training which requires a great amount of time to accomplish to become a Buddhist monk. One must also become familiar with the background behind Buddhism to fully understand the life of Buddhist monks. The restrictions on their daily life also allow us to visualize the life of Buddhist monks. A person seeking insight on Buddhist monks’ lives should learn about meditation in Buddhism to increase background knowledge....   [tags: buddhism, noble truths, meditations]
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Oedipus Rex: The Tragic Heros - Most people in the 21st century usually do not imagine a hero as one who goes around killing his father, marrying his mother, and fathering his siblings, but all those contradictory notions made sense to the Greeks watching Oedipus Rex. Oedipus, the titular character of Sophocles’ infamous play, belongs with the typical tragic hero category, a grouping of noble, courageous heroes who deserves respect regardless of a fatal weakness in their character. As for Oedipus himself, his extreme pride, known as hubris to the Greeks, is the singular weakness that foreshadows his fall from the graceful dignity of a king into the tragic shame of an exile....   [tags: noble, courageous, flaw]
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Marcus Brutus, The Most Noble Roman in Shakespeare's Play Julius Caesar - Being ethical, patriotic, reasonable, and showing selflessness are just a few characteristics of a noble man. After the death of respected Julius Caesar, the speedy fight for power exposed the veracious side of Roman figures. William Shakespeare, in his play Julius Caesar, examines the struggles for the title of the noblest Roman between ethical Marcus Brutus and other power thirsty Romans to reveal the most honorable man. Marcus Brutus shows qualities of a noble roman through patriotism. He makes many tough decisions that result in questioning his character, but the actions he takes are for the betterment and out of the love for Rome....   [tags: Julius Caesar] 776 words
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The Respectable and Noble Actions of Gimpel Illustrated in Singer's "Gimpel the Fool" - “Gimpel the Fool”, by Isaac Bashevis Singer, tells the tale of a Jewish baker living in the traditional Jewish village of Frampol. Raised an orphan, Gimpel never had anyone to stop him when others were leading him into being fooled. As he grew up, his gullibility earned him the title “the Fool”, and the entire village of Frampol referred to him as such. But was he truly the fool everyone made him up to be. In his youth, Gimpel was picked on and made fun of for being easily fooled. Gimpel, however, was rarely unaware of his peers' intent....   [tags: Gimpel the Fool] 708 words
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Doubt in Shakespeare´s Othello - Internal and external struggles influence people to action, be it swift and daring or cunning and low. In Shakespeare's plays, the events around and within a character often combine to cause a character to act in a manner that would be considered out of character or unnatural for the person. Shakespeare uses these characters to provide the audience with a lesson or theme; to give them something they can apply to life and see learn from. In Othello, the character he uses as an example is, in fact, Othello....   [tags: rumors, lies, breakdown, noble] 581 words
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Comparing the Role of the Noble Lie in the Iliad and the Republic - The Role of the Noble Lie in the Iliad and the Republic Lie – 2 : something that misleads or deceives Noble – 5 : possessing, characterized by, or arising from superiority of mind or character or of ideals or morals (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) The very thought of a noble lie is contradictory, yet Plato uses it as the basis for stability within his perfect republic. The concept that a lie so deeply ingrained in society will allow it to remain peaceful is generally thought to be unique to Plato....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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What it Really Means to be Noble in the Canterbury Tales - The franklins tale raises issues about what it really means to be noble Consider how this tale forms an examination of the values that held medieval society together and how this is subtly questioned by Chaucer. INTRODUCTION Chaucer raised many questions through the Canterbury Tales dealing with events of the time including marriage, a woman’s place in the world and changing attitudes. In the Franklins tale the most prominent issue he raises is to deal with what it means to be noble. Chaucer is questioning the social class system throughout England in Medieval society and raises many questions for the reader about it....   [tags: English Literature] 1733 words
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The Buddhas Four Noble Truths: A Logical Basis For Philosophy - The Buddha's Four Noble Truths: A Logical Basis for Philosophy The Buddha Shakyamuni was born in the 6th century BCE in the area presently known as Nepal. During his 80 year lifetime, he systematically developed a pragmatic, empirically based philosophy which he claimed would lead its followers towards an enlightened existence. Buddhism is commonly called a religion; however, it differs from the usual definition of a religion in that it has no deities, does not promote worship of demigods, and is based on logical reasoning and observation rather than spiritual faith....   [tags: essays research papers] 1645 words
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Free Merchant of Venice Essays: Noble and Worthy Jessica? - Noble and Worthy Jessica. While researching for this paper I reviewed numerous essays, assessments, and commentaries concerning The Merchant of Venice. One essay used the terms "noble" and "worthy" in relation to Jessica. The author stated that "sometimes what they [the characters of the play] 'sell out' for is worthy and shows them to be noble (Jessica for example)." The author goes on to say that Shylock's reasons for selling out "seem ignoble." Those statements really got me thinking, so I strolled over to my trusty dictionary to look up "noble" and "worthy." Noble--1....   [tags: Merchant Venice Essays] 780 words
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Macbeth: A Noble and Highly Respected Figure In Ducan's Reign - Macbeth: A Noble and Highly Respected Figure In Ducan's Reign Macbeth was a noble and highly respected figure in King Duncan's reign. He lived a brave and honest life, serving the King and his country against evil. The Tragedy of Macbeth occurred when the weird sisters met Macbeth for the first time. An evil mind took over Macbeth, and he was doomed to the witches prophesies until his death. Macbeth was a General of the King's army, and served the King with honor and dignity. After success in the battle against the Thane of Cawdor, which was Macbeth's final serving for King Duncan, Banquo and he met with the King....   [tags: Macbeth essays] 797 words
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Waste Land Essay: Isolation from a Noble Past - The Waste Land:  Isolation from a Noble Past      Desire to return to a noble past is a central theme of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land.  The narrators of the poem consistently show dissatisfaction with the present, and describe, with yearning, the quality of the past; furthermore, Eliot portrays the contemporary world as irredeemably lost to the beauty of antiquity.  In The Waste Land, the theme of isolation from a noble past is represented by descriptions of the environment, sexual corruption, and self-mechanization....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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The Noble Knight in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - The Noble Knight in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight In the poem "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," the protagonist, Gawain, illustrates deep down nobility and honesty to himself and everyone that he comes in contact with. Gawain is a good man whose only crime is berating himself all too much, therefore making both statements about him somewhat true true. Like every human he makes mistakes and must grow from them, yet for Gawain, a flaw is not acceptable and he believes that one failure makes him a failure to humanity and the lord....   [tags: Papers] 590 words
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Cyrano de Bergerac - Cyrano as Noble Idealist - Cyrano de Bergerac - Cyrano as Noble Idealist In The play Cyrano de Bergerac, the main character, Cyrano, is a noble idealist who fights against the harsh reality of ordinary life, and creates his own world. On the outside he is a strong man with a hard shell, but inside he is a melancholy poet yearning for love. He feels that the world bases love too much on appearance. He believes that no one will ever love him because of his grotesquely long nose. For this reason Cyrano cuts himself off of true reality and creates a world where love exists without appearance....   [tags: Bergerac] 566 words
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My Agony is More Noble Than Your Pain - My Agony is More Noble Than Your Pain In a world where an infallibly righteous God oversees justice, the source of all human suffering is known and understood. While this may not make the pain of the punishment He assigns any less agonizing, it at least lends it clarity. When Job loses his family and his fortune, he immediately knows with whom to take up his case. However, in a world where the gods do not determine all human actions and exert their influence arbitrarily, one’s misfortune is wholly one’s own to bear, no matter how undeserved it may be....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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A Saxon Noble serves King William the First - A Saxon Noble serves King William the First About twenty years ago I made my submission to William of Normandy when I saw that we Saxons could no longer resist the rule of William and his knights and men-at-arms; they were simply too strong and well organized to be effectively resisted. My friend Hereward, known as the Wake, held out of for eight years in the Isle of Ely, in the Fens but then even he had to submit. I realised that if we Saxon nobles continued to resist we would lose our land, our animals, our crops, our houses and possibly our lives....   [tags: Papers] 498 words
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Peace and Understanding - What do we crave most in our lives. Some crave insurmountable happiness. Others crave wealth beyond one’s wildest imagination. And some simply crave comfortable living. Yet, among those select groups lie a commonality that can be quite difficult to attain: Peace. Peace yields the power to disregard past experiences in exchange for profound enlightenment. Peace dissuades stresses and confusions in pursuit of a clear, resolute focus. Peace delivers unto the mind, heart and soul a flow of unique inertia and insight....   [tags: four noble truths, Nirvana]
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The Frenchman who was a Founding Father - For this research paper, I will be talking about a less known founding father the name of Marquis de Lafayette. He is a French noble who came and helped the colonies, during the revolutionary war. He made many sacrifices for the colonies and this paper will tell you what he did. He was born on September 6, 1757, in Chavaniac, France to a prestige’s military family. By the age of twelve he was a very rich orphan. Life moved at a very fast pace in the 1700’s and Marquis de Lafayette found himself joining the royal army at the age of fourteen....   [tags: Marquis de Lafayette, French Noble]
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What Does It Take to Be Considered a Hero? - “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom,” (brainyquote.com). What does it take to be considered a hero. Dictionary.reference.com describes a hero as, “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds or noble qualities.” This definition of hero does not complete itself. A hero must not only have courage and ability to perform a brave deed; he must also exude strength and humility. Like Bob Dylan expressed in the quote before, a hero must take responsibility and understand that freedom comes at a price....   [tags: brave deeds, noble qualities, bilbo]
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