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The Ego and Despair in Ordinary People - The Ego and Despair in Ordinary People Ordinary People by Judith Guest is the story of a dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle-class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, there because he had attempted suicide by slashing his wrists. His mother is a meticulously orderly person who, Jared, through projection, feels despises him....   [tags: Ordinary People] 1497 words
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Striving for Emotional Perfection in Ordinary People - Striving for Emotional Perfection in Ordinary People Throughout the life cycle, a person undergoes many changes.  One matures both physically and emotionally as time passes.  Emotional growth is quite often more difficult than physical growth.  A person must realize his faults and admit to them before he can develop emotionally, while one does not need any self-analyzation to develop physically.  In her book Ordinary People, Judith Guest depicts the struggles man must experience in order to reach his ideal emotional perfection.  Conrad, the book's protagonist, and his father Calvin, were both searching for higher levels of emotional health....   [tags: Ordinary People]
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Free College Essays - Hardships in Ordinary People - Ordinary People - Hardships The theme of Ordinary People can be said best in the words of Honi Werner, " Some things cannot be foreseen or understood or blamed on anyone- they can just be endured. Love, openly shared, is the only thing one can count on to give them strength for that endurance.”  Ordinary People gives a wonderful example of real life and addresses many internal conflicts. This story about a boy's recovery after his brother's death is extremely engrossing and captivating....   [tags: Ordinary People] 1966 words
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Free College Essays - Impact of Characters on Conrad in Ordinary People - Ordinary People - Impact of Characters on Conrad In the novel Ordinary People, by Judith Guest, many people affect Conrad.  Three people that have an affect on him are his father, mother and therapist.  Conrad goes through significant changes by the way he has been affected.             In the beginning of the novel Con had just returned from the hospital for attempting suicide.  Right off the bat Con finds it hard to wake up in the morning because he is afraid that anxiety and failure will be waiting for him.  He makes himself think of reasons to get out of bed.  Then he goes through the whole ritual in his head.  Con was depressed.  He would be a treated very fragile wise by...   [tags: Ordinary People] 808 words
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Healing in Judith Guest's Ordinary People - The Question of Healing in Ordinary People How do you define healing. In the dictionary it says that to be healed you are cured, resolved, free from worry. But is that what everyone else thinks of healed as. In the novel Ordinary People, written by Judith Guest, Conrad Jarret goes from being a young boy to an adult within a year. He did not know what he was like himself, in the beginning of the story, then there were things that made him grow, and lastly did he heal. At first Conrad did not know who he was or what his purpose was, when he came home form the hospital....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays] 461 words
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Ordinary Control Freaks in Judith Guest's Ordinary People - Ordinary Control Freaks in Ordinary People The Most interesting form of Literature is American Literature. Usually dealing with a struggle that must be overcome, American literature deals with real-life situations which one can empathize with. One of the most interesting novels written by an American author is Ordinary People, by Judith Guest. Ordinary People tells the story of an ordinary family struggling to cope with the loss of a family member following a boating accident. Brilliantly written, the novel consists of two narrators- Conrad, the Jarrett family's only son left after the boating accident, and Calvin, Conrad's father....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays] 1200 words
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Ordinary Feelings in Judith Guest's Ordinary People - Ordinary Feelings in Ordinary People Ordinary People is a book that examines the life of a typical American family that seems to have it all together. It exposes the major conflicts among them; pain, misunderstanding, hurt, forgiveness, and ultimately if possible healing. Conrad - with the story told mostly through his perspective, he being the one furthering the resulting course of events and at the same time the protagonist and antagonist . is the main character of the story. While boating on a lake with his older brother, a fierce gale picks up capsizing their boat and eventually leading to the death of his brother when he drowns....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays] 564 words
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The Ironic Title of Judith Guest's Ordinary People - The Ironic Title of Ordinary People The significance of the title "Ordinary People" is that it is ironic because there are not ordinary people in the book. It does not correspond with the novel itself. As defined in Webster's Dictionary, ordinary means usual, common, or normal. To most people, this is what they think they are. However, in the book being unordinary is common for most of the characters. The author of this book, Judith Guest, probably titled this book "Ordinary People" to make readers ask themselves, "What is ordinary....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays] 656 words
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The Extraordinary Family in Judith Guest's novel, Ordinary People - The Extraordinary Family in Judith Guest's novel, Ordinary People   Judith Guest's novel Ordinary People evinces some main principles of the modernist literary movement, such as the philosophy that modern man is beset by existential angst and alienation. According to Carl Marx, a renowned existentialist, alienation, as a result of the industrial revolution, has made modern man alienated from the product of his own labor, and has made him into a mechanical component in the system. Being a "cog in the wheel" prevents modern man from gaining a sense of internal satisfaction of intellectual and emotional pleasure....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays] 2200 words
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Search for Identity in Judith Guest's Ordinary People - Search for Identity in Ordinary People When we are young, we live life by the day. In our preteen and teenage years, the process of self discovery begins. For some people, this could take years. For others, it could happen within a week. No matter how people discover themselves, who they really are, and what they stand behind, everybody goes through it. Especially the characters in the book Ordinary People by Judith Guest. As they struggle through death, guilt, and a lack of understanding; Calvin, Beth and Conrad eventually discover their true identities....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays] 1354 words
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Foolish Pride in Judith Guest's Ordinary People - Foolish Pride in Ordinary People In the book Ordinary People, the author Judith Guest portrays a "normal" family, living in Lake Forest, struggling with many problems on the inside, but trying their best to hide their feelings. This book explores the need for everyone to act normal, and ordinary, and even though everyone in the book had a huge problem eating them from the inside, they didn't want anyone to know something was wrong. Many characters in the book hid from their problems....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays] 582 words
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Ordinary People by Judith Guest - The book I chose for my report is titled “Ordinary People” and was written by author, Judith Guest. Viking Penguin Incorporated first published the book in the United States in the year 1976. Also in the year 1976, the Macmillan Company of Canada Limited published it for the first time in Canada. The book has 259 pages and 31 chapters and is placed under the juvenile fiction genre. “Ordinary People” is a book about a seventeen-year-old boy named Conrad Jarrett coming home from a mental institution for the first time in eight months....   [tags: Literature Review] 716 words
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The Impact Of Ordinary People - ... This demonstrated that Karen was unwilling to receive help; since she had no one to lean on she decided to end her life. Conrad did not give up like Karen did because he got the social support he needed to cope with his grief. The decision Conrad made of continuing to see Dr. Berger was a very smart step because a lot of people like Karen give up, but he kept trying. This helped him avoid extreme measures and was a sign that he was starting to find his identity. Equally important, when Conrad went to Dr....   [tags: Judith Guest, novel analysis]
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Strangely Ordinary People - The movie “Ordinary People” was a very entertaining and educational movie. It looked into the dynamics of families and showed the different parts and dependencies. It also looked into a type of client/therapist relationship and how it evolved over time. The discussion below will attempt to explore deeper into these aspect of the film. Throughout the film a focus on family and the dynamics is prominent. A traumatic event, the loss of a son, brother, and friend, has influenced the Jarrett greatly....   [tags: Movie Film Analysis]
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Ordinary People: The Heroes Among Us - The greatest of all heroic acts often crush the status quo and modern definition of a true hero. For decades adolescent children around the world have been conditioned to mentally define the word hero as it relates to comic characters. Comic publications such as Marvel Comics and competitor D.C. Comics have created cape wielding, web casting, and morphing characters that often transpose the understanding of what makes a true hero. In addition to comics, television has played a part in defining a hero by shows such as; James Cameron’s production of Avatar and Jon Favreau’s production of Ironman....   [tags: Definition of a Hero] 721 words
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Ordinary People Performing Dispicable Acts - When we think about the genocides and mass killings throughout history, human nature wants us the think of the perpetrators as being antithesis to ordinary people. They are endowed with sub-loving stereotypical villainous names like sadist, evil, and monstrous, all with no moral code, enjoy killing people for entertainment. We like to think this, because we can’t fathom perpetrators of genocide as being ordinary like ourselves. What is inevitably true of the most horrific genocide in the past century (the Holocaust) is that ordinary people are capable of committing the most heinous crimes imaginable....   [tags: Gestapo, Holocauste, WWII]
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The Necessary Intellect of Ordinary People - The uneducated are often unaware of how people take advantage of them when under the power of a leader using propaganda. Propaganda is an opinionated advertisement used to control and appeal to people's judgement and emotions, and gets them to do what they want (Stults). Not all persuasion is propaganda, and not all propaganda is bad (Stults). George Orwell writes Animal Farm as an allegorical fable associated with Lenin’s lead over the revolution that established the Communist control of Russia....   [tags: propaganda, animal farms, russia]
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A Reflection of Society in Ordinary People, Frankenstein, and Antigone - In the three chosen works of literature, Ordinary people by Judith Guest, Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Antigone by Sophocles, alienation, initiation, journey, suffering and reconciliation are among the themes covered by the these great works of literature. The writers through the various characters in the scripts have clearly brought out the five themes as the main themes. These works of literature act as a reflection of what was happening in the society then. In terms of literature not much has changed and would still expect the same to be happening in the society today....   [tags: grief, ambition, initiation]
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Ordinary People - “Why does the world go on when things like this happen?”, is a quote by Gerda Weissman Klein. This means that unfortunately, incidents that don’t always have a positive impact on our lives, can not hold us back from moving on, or the world form continuing its business. Ordinary People by Judith Guest is a fine example of when the world goes on when you experience a grief so great that you felt almost as if the world betrayed you continuing to allow the sun to rise every and the birds to sing in spite of your pain....   [tags: essays research papers] 457 words
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Ordinary People - The book Ordinary People explains the troubles that occur in a typical American family. The family, the Jarrets, tries to maintain as much as a normal life as possible without a dysfunctional status. In the beginning of the story, the family deals with minor problems that had little impact to them. Since they had just moved to a new house in a new neighborhood, they try to establish relationships with other neighbors. Their son, Conrad, faces depression in which he must recover from through frequent visits to the hospital, and to his psychiatrist....   [tags: essays research papers] 501 words
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Ordinary People - The Jarrett's' have always believed themselves to be ordinary people, but after a their firstborn son, Jordan "Buck" Jarrett, drowns and their second born son, Conrad, attempts suicide their whole world is turned upside-down. When Conrad comes home from his mental institution he feels that things have changed. Conrad's relationship with his parents has changed. The relationship that Conrad has with his parents change throughout the novel and are shaky all the way to the last page. When Conrad first comes home, he has an awkward relationship with both of his parents....   [tags: essays research papers] 499 words
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Comparing Catcher in the Rye and Ordinary People - Ordinary People and The Catcher in the Rye    In this paper I intend to show how the loss of a brother can have the same effects on two different people like Holden Caulfield and Conrad Jarrett.  Both of their lives are turned upside down after the difficult loss of a family member.              In the book Ordinary People, Conrad Jarrett has a good life and loving family when his brother dies in a sailboating accident.  Conrad feels lost and confused and he attempts to take his own life as a way out.  He spends eight months in a mental institution and when he comes out he discovered he is a completely different person and has the realization that his old definition of normal...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 626 words
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Themes of Ordinary People by Judith Guest - There are many themes that occur and can be interpreted differently throughout the novel. The three main themes that stand out most are healing, communication, and relationships. Ordinary People starts off already in a broken world. Buck has died, and Conrad has already attempted suicide, therefore, healing is a main focus throughout the book. Beth and Calvin’s marriage is also very rocky and they together are trying to see if things will work out by healing and saving their relationship. Judith Guest shows the journey through Conrad’s life and his progress to becoming completely healed....   [tags: essays research papers] 427 words
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Emerging Light and Perpetual Darkness - Tragedy struck at the most euphoric times of their lives forcing two high school boys to endure a colossal woe almost beyond description. In Robert Redford’s drama film Ordinary People, Conrad Jarrett, a seemingly typical high school boy, is at first seen hanging around his jockey friends, conveying a false impression to audience that all is fine. It is later revealed to the audience that Conrad’s brother, Bucky, died in a boating accident leading to Conrad’s failed attempt at committing suicide....   [tags: Ordinary People, The Catcher in the Rye] 1046 words
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The Social and Historical Context of Judith Guest‘s Ordinary People - Part 1) Context: Describe the social and historical context of the story (see chapter 1 of "Learning in Adulthood"). If you are working with a historical movie you will want to address both the social and historical context of the story and the social and historical context of the time in which the film was made. For example, if you are working with a movie made in the 1980s about the Civil War you will need to talk about the social and cultural influences of the time of the Civil War and any influences that you see from the 1980s....   [tags: psychoanalysis, characters, depression ]
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How Ordinary People Change America by Frances Fox Piven - Piven’s assessment of the effectiveness of the American system of democratic representation, is best explained through her theory that it is not until people step out of the norms of society and politics; that they realize the power that they have in the democratic system of representation; or, more realistically, the power that they don’t have. (5) The government and the media put out the idea that we live in a world where the vote is the power, and if you vote, you have the power to change things....   [tags: democratic system, elections, votes]
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Ordinary people by Judith Guest Advocaes for Therapist Dr. Berger - In the book Ordinary people by Judith Guest it shows how the book advocates for the therapist by Dr. Berger helping Conrad and his dad, Dr. Berger is there for him at all times, and Dr. Berger stays calm at all times. Dr. Berger helped Conrad and Calvin in many ways, Conrad and Calvin were going through a hard time and Dr. Berger really helped there problems. Dr. Berger was one of the main reasons why Conrad got better and without Dr. Berger helping him he maybe wouldn’t have gotten better. The first way Dr....   [tags: grieving, suicide, calm] 842 words
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The Plight of Ordinary People during the Great Depression - The Great Depression touched people at every race and income level. It seemed no one was exempt from the emotional and economic toll of the downturn. Lives were turned upside down, and many did not know how to cope. With the financial collapse, kids lost their college funds, and families lost their homes. Families had to resort to making shelter any way they could. Communities were erected in almost every state that consisted of shelters made of crates and metal sheets; these communities were known as “Hoovervilles” (Leuchtenburg, pg....   [tags: American History]
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How Jane Gardam Reveals the Extraordinariness of Ordinary People - How Jane Gardam Reveals the Extraordinariness of Ordinary People Jane Gardam uses a variety of writing styles to give the characters and narrators a sense of extraordinariness. She does this, for example, through her choice of language that gives life to the characters. Three stories in this collection that show this are The First Adam, Stone Trees and An Unknown Child. =================================================================== One of the ways in which Jane Gardam explores the unusual features of every day people is the use of narrative voice, in first or third person....   [tags: Papers] 1344 words
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ordinary people - Tantilizer5510 [10:54 PM]: you do know i trust you completely right even though it may seem like i'm playing and u shrugging me off all the time. AfGiRl233 [10:57 PM]: ok Tantilizer5510 [10:59 PM]: it may seem foolish to trust you since u have a closeknit group of friends who u probably prefer greatly over me Tantilizer5510 [10:59 PM]: but i honetly see something different in you Tantilizer5510 [11:00 PM]: something that feels comforting to me AfGiRl233 [11:00 PM]: what do you mean Tantilizer5510 [11:03 PM]: well I don't wanna bother u, stress u out, or have u think of me as weird or strange anymore than u have been ever since we first met but......   [tags: essays research papers] 503 words
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relationships in Ordinary People - Beth and Calvin The relationship between the husband and wife seems initially to be perfect. They both show each other expressions of love. There is understanding, harmony, financial security, and good communication between them. The couple spends a lot of time together, discussing future plans, and talking about the good moments they had in the past. However, behind all of this positive interaction between the two of them is something they are both not able to face. The tragic loss of their son, Buck has caused a great amount of pain and anger they are not expressing....   [tags: essays research papers] 887 words
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Outbreak of War in Poland and Germany Christopher Browning's Ordinary People by - ... In 1941 SS leader Heinrich Himmler with the support of Hitler began the extermination of Jews throughout the European continent. (Browning, p. 49) As a result the SS began experimenting with different methods to kill a large amount of Jews at one time. They discovered that it was psychologically disturbing, inefficient and detrimental to the public to publicly execute Jews by firing squads. (Browning, p. 49) Across Europe death camps were being constructed where Jews would be sent to work to death in or face the gas chambers....   [tags: treaty of versailles, jews, death]
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Amnesty International: The Largest Independent Organization of Ordinary People United to End the Abuse of Human Rights - “Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality but by the higher duty I owe myself,”-Eugene V. Debs. Amnesty International (AI) is the largest independent organization of ordinary people uniting to end the abuse of human rights. AI states an “independence of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion”. Originally they create global pressure by writing letters to prisoners of consciences. These proliferate results has exceeded the organization’s expectations and impressed the public....   [tags: selection and ideological bias]
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Simply Extraordinary - In Ordinary People by Judith Guest, Guest takes an extraordinary family and makes them seem ordinary. By using the title, Ordinary People, Guest tricks the reader into questioning outrageous situations with a sense of normalcy. She makes the situations appear to be a typical part of life. But the irony of the title is that because of the obstacles the Jarrett family, has had to face, they are no longer ordinary people. They are extraordinary. Guest goes to great lengths to make everything in her novel appear to be ordinary....   [tags: Ordinary People , Judith Guest] 980 words
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John Steinbeck's Compassion for the Loneliness and Isolation Suffered by Ordinary People in Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck's Compassion for the Loneliness and Isolation Suffered by Ordinary People in Of Mice and Men The Great Depression was the worst and longest economic collapse in the history of the modern industrial world, lasting from the end of 1929 until the early 1940's. The Depression was caused by a number of serious weaknesses in the U.S. economy. The lingering effects of World War 1 caused economic problems in many countries, as Europe struggled to pay war debts and reparations....   [tags: Papers] 2427 words
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Culture Is Ordinary, by Raymond Williams - According to Cambridge Dictionary, the definition of “culture” is “the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time”. On the other hand, accroding to Raymond Williams, it is more complicated. However, ther is something that is certain: Culture is ordinary, which happens to be the title of an article he wrote to define and explain what culture is. In his article “Culture Is Ordinary”, Raymond Williams defines culture, based on his knowledge, and experience –which would, as he defines, would be his culture....   [tags: Culture Is Ordinary Essays]
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Ordinary Men by Browning - Ordinary Men by Browning The men of Reserve Police Battalion 101 were just ordinary men, from a variety of backgrounds, education, and age. It would appear that they were not selected by any force other than random chance. Their backgrounds and upbringing, however, did little to prepare these men for the horrors they were to witness and participate in. The group was made up of both citizens and career policemen. Major Wilhelm Trapp, a career policeman and World War I veteran headed the battalion....   [tags: Browning Ordinary Men Essays]
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Browning's Ordinary Men - "There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are faced to deal with" (William Halsey). The same can be said about volatile men. This is the quote Christopher R. Browning thought of when he named this book. The men of the 101st battalion were rarely faced with decisions. Even if it had been proposed by Trapp the morning of Jozefow that "any of the older men who did not feel up to the task that lay before them could step out" (Browning, chapter 7, pg. 57), he didn't actually allow them any time to truly think about it....   [tags: Browning Ordinary Men] 1077 words
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Liberty, The Ordinary and the Extraordinary - Liberty, the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Individualism is the expression of one self, putting emphasis on each person as an existent being, not as a whole group. It is about having pride in your own self while respecting the ideas of those around you. Both Romanticism and Realism focused on individualism; however, they focused on this concept in two very different ways. During the early 19th century, romantic artists were inspired by passion, nature, eroticism and sensuality, often incorporating mystical and supernatural creatures into their artwork....   [tags: Art]
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Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning - ... Which begs the question why. We probably often think that we would never take part in such horrendous acts of violence under any circumstances, but these men willingly submitted to committing acts of fatal violence against women, children, and the elderly. All defenseless. This calls for some introspection on the part of the viewership of history on how we would react in such situations, to empathize instead of dehumanize the men involved with this violence. Then the battalion was ordered to round up Jozefow’s Jews, shooting infants and those too sick or frail to walk to the marketplace....   [tags: Hitler, World War II] 820 words
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Christopher Browning's Ordinary Men - Christopher Browning shows how the Police Battalion 101 was given a lot of racist of propaganda against the Jewish people. Browning says in his book, Ordinary Men, Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland, how the police helped in training and the practice of killing many people at once when forming the Battalion 101. Many of the members were not expecting to kill thousands of Jewish people. Browning shows why some of the new police members did not shoot the Jews that they were told to kill....   [tags: book review, Police Battalion 101] 786 words
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Why People Become Corrupt: Conformity, Obedience and the Power of Situation - How do nice people become corrupted. Sometimes people may engage in corrupt activity because others around them are doing so. Those people may find it difficult to take a stand against the corrupt behavior even though they know it is wrong. Although every situation is unique, ordinary people can find themselves in situations where they are committing fraudulent crimes unbeknownst to themselves. Other times, people may find themselves in a different situation of committing crimes because a person of authority has asked them to participate in illegal activity....   [tags: Why People Become Corrupt]
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Of the People, By the People, For the People - A defining attribute of America’s system of government is the participation of the citizens in decisions. Unlike many countries in the world today, one dictator does not decide the path for the whole nation. People from ordinary backgrounds have the opportunity to have an affect on laws passed in our country. While voting is the more common form of exhibiting this privilege of participation, citizens also have the ability to run for offices in our government. The structure of our government is unique in that there are numerous offices to be held within our government which are relatively equal in power....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Nathaniel Hawthorne: No Ordinary Author -     The Romantic Period served as a breeding ground for some of America's most extraordinary authors.  Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Ralph Waldo Emerson are just some of the names that graced this Golden Era of American literature.  Great as they were, these men still lacked a significant amount of originality.  Relating their themes and structures results in little to no variation.  One author, though born into the era of Romanticism dared to expand the possibilities nineteenth - century literature had to offer.  Through works such as "Young Goodman Brown," "The Minister's Black Veil," and "The Birthmark," Nathaniel Hawthorne incorporated Romantic...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Ordinary Men Book Review - Ordinary Men Christopher Browning describes how the Reserve Police Battalion 101, like the rest of German society, was immersed in a flood of racist and anti-Semitic propaganda. Browning describes how the Order Police provided indoctrination both in basic training and as an ongoing practice within each unit. Many of the members were not prepared for the killing of Jews. The author examines the reasons some of the police members did not shoot. The physiological effect of isolation, rejection, and ostracism is examined in the context of being assigned to a foreign land with a hostile population....   [tags: Christopher Browning] 970 words
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Napoleon Bonaparte: A Not Ordinary Man - ... She was seven years his senior; a widow with two children. She had, however, came from a prominent family and belonged to Parisian high society. After they were married in March 1796, Napoleon spent only two days with her before leaving to take command of the French army in Italy. Rumours of Josephine’s unfaithfulness seem to suggest that this marriage was motivated by political reasons rather than love. At the age of twenty-seven, he received the command to invade Italy. As what happened before, he won another victory against the Austrians, who conquered Northern Italy....   [tags: notorious leaders in history] 1135 words
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Malala Yousafzai: Ordinary to Extraordinary - “I dream of a country where education would prevail” (Malala Yousafzai). Education around the world has begun to be overlooked more and more each year; women’s education especially. Fighting to learn is one of the many problems women face each day, additionally it does not help when the opportunity to be educated is not given to over 6 million teenage girls alone. The women that are confident enough to stand up and fight for schooling are usually respected. Being one of the very few people in Pakistan who fought for better teachings, Malala is now well respected in many countries....   [tags: education, women, world]
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Comparing and Contrasting The Holy Land and An Ordinary Place by D.J. Waldie - Compare and Contrast: Holy Land In the novel “Holy Land” and the essay “An Ordinary Place”, both written by the same author, D.J. Waldie, have the same description about the suburb area during his childhood, but has different meaning and style of the writing. In the novel “Holy Land”, he talks about the 1940s when the suburb area was build. He said white men worked hard every day and built over five hundreds house a week. In “An Ordinary Place”, he talks about how the suburbs are like in the present, also more diversity with different ethnicity lives there now....   [tags: suburbs, ethnicity, diction]
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Mr Ejaz: An Ordinary Man Who Lives His Life In An Extraordinary Way - Every person is an ordinary human being, but there are some people who influence others because they live an ordinary life in an extraordinary way. These people are and will be remembered beyond the course of their lives. Mr. Ejaz, an ordinary man by the societies’ standards, has influenced his community through his ideas and dreams. Many people in a conservative Muslim community would not have enough courage to work for women empowerment through education as he did and is still doing to this day....   [tags: education, women, women empowerment]
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Raskolnikov’s Theory of Extraordinary Men - According to Raskolnikov’s theory in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment”,there are two types of people that coexist in the world; the “Extraordinary” and the “Ordinary”. The ordinary men can be defined as “Men that have to live in submission, have no right to transgress the law, because they are ordinary.”(248). To the contrary “extraordinary” men are “Men that have a right to commit any crime and to transgress the law in any way , just because they are extraordinary”(248).  Dostoevsky’s theory is evident through the characters of his novel....   [tags: ordinary man, crime and punishment]
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Ordinary Men by Christopher R. Browning - ... There was also the inclusion of charts that depicted the number of deaths each division of the German Police force. One of the most important involvements that was included in the book was the involvement of the pictures in the novel. There is the phrase that a picture can say a thousand words and that is defiantly true. There are certain things that can’t be expressed into words. The pictures that were included in Browning’s book were scenes from actions that were carried out by the men in the battalion....   [tags: analysis, sources, war] 837 words
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Ordinary Men b Christopher Browning - In the book Ordinary Men, Christopher Browning tackles the question of why German citizens engaged in nefarious behavior that led to the deaths of millions of Jewish and other minorities throughout Europe. The question of what drove Germans to commit acts of genocide has been investigated by numerous historians, but unfortunately, no overarching answer for the crimes has yet been decided upon. However, certain theories are more popular than others. Daniel Goldhagen in his book, Hitler’s Willing Executioners, has expounded that the nature of the German culture before the Second World War was deeply embedded in anti-Semitic fervor, which in turn, acted as the catalyst for the events that woul...   [tags: Jewish Holocaust] 1641 words
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Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning - Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning I. Ordinary Men is the disconcerting examination of how a typical unit of middle-aged reserve policemen became active participants in the slaughter of tens of thousands of Polish Jews. Reserve Police Battalion 101 was made up of approximately 500 men most from working and lower-middle-class neighborhoods in Hamburg Germany. They were police reservists, not trained in combat, some of whom worked with and had been friendly with Jews before the war. Major Wilhelm Trapp, a WWI veteran and career police officer headed the battalion....   [tags: Holocaust Jews Nazi ] 1248 words
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Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust - Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust Synopsis – Hitler’s Willing Executioners is a work that may change our understanding of the Holocaust and of Germany during the Nazi period. Daniel Goldhagen has revisited a question that history has come to treat as settled, and his researches have led him to the inescapable conclusion that none of the established answers holds true. Drawing on materials either unexplored or neglected by previous scholars, Goldhagen presents new evidence to show that many beliefs about the killers are fallacies....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1708 words
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Ordinary Germans and Soldiers are also Guilty for the Holocaust - ... These laws made it official that the Jews were a lesser “race,” giving another excuse for the people to wreak hatred upon them. If the Germans had tried to stop the Hitler and the Nazis the Holocaust couldn’t have happened (Mckay). If even half the Germans had resisted the damage would have been much less drastic. Many of the atrocities of the Holocaust were available to the general public. For example the condition of the concentration camps and the mass killings were publicized. The German newspapers wrote about the “Night of Broken Glass,” a night where Nazis and ordinary germans trashed Jewish synagogues and Jewish owned stores, as a “win” or success for Germany (Ezard)....   [tags: antisemitism, torture, jewish] 677 words
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Roosevelt's Upbringing and His Understanding of the Concerns and Fears of Ordinary Americans - Roosevelt's Upbringing and His Understanding of the Concerns and Fears of Ordinary Americans 'Roosevelt was the first president to master the technique of reaching the people directly over the radio. In his fireside chats he talked like a father discussing public affairs with his family in the living room. As he spoke he seemed unconscious of the fact that he was addressing millions.' William Leuchtenberg Roosevelt was one of America's most popular presidents, he was the first that reached out to them and through the radio talked to them directly....   [tags: Papers] 590 words
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Evaluating Ordinary Shares - Ordinary shares are the most common class of share and are also known as the "equity capital" of the company. From Inland Revenue (<a href="http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/manuals/svmanual/03/SVM03020.htm">http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/manuals/svmanual/03/SVM03020.htm</a>) ordinary shares have 4 main characters; <ol> <li value="1"> The right to all profits remaining after the payment of any preference dividend and to whatever dividend is voted to them by the shareholders on the advice of the Board at a general meeting....   [tags: Management] 676 words
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The People v. The Federal Government - The Jacksonian era proved to be a trying time for all, from the plantation owners of the South, to the politicians of the North. They were all fighting for what was important to them. A select few were actually fighting for the people, including President Andrew Jackson. The continual conflict during Jackson’s presidency, regarding citizens’ rights and exactly how much power should be delegated to the government and to the people, proved to be the most important political conflict of the era. Jackson’s insistency that the people’s voice should be regarded in all aspects of government presented many problems in Congress....   [tags: Jacksonian Era, American History]
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The Importance of a People's Vision - Why is it important for a leader to have a clear vision and goals. The Merriam-Webster dictionary (2011) defines vision as “a thought, concept, or object formed by the imagination” and goal as “the end toward which effort is directed”. The proverb 29:18 of the bible states, “Without a vision, the people perish…”, however, Rev. Mark Hiehle’s (2011) logic is that the opposite rings true as well, “With a vision, the people prosper." (para.1); this principle does not just apply to the ordinary person but also to organizations....   [tags: Organizations, Goals, Future, Leadership]
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Cultures and People of The World - ... Even in Japanese education it is taught that everybody is born equal.  Uncertainty Avoidance Index(UAI) This dimension deals with society`s acceptance towards certainty (truth) and uncertainty (ambiguity). Different cultures of the world have inculcated various ways to deal with the anxiety that comes with ambiguity or unknown threat. Uncertain situations are surprising and unwelcoming to people. To minimize this, cultures have formed strict laws, rules, safety measures and philosophical and religious beliefs....   [tags: languages, beliefs, religions] 706 words
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People with Disabilities Need Inclusion - Inclusion; the way forward. According to the World Health Organisation (2011), there are more than 1 billion people with disabilities in the world, with this number rising. Many of these people will be excluded from the regular situations we, ‘the ordinary’, experience in everyday life. One of these experiences is our right to education. Article 42 of the Irish Constitution states that the state shall provide for free primary education until the age of 18, but is this the right to the right education....   [tags: education, IEP, society] 2230 words
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Hitler's Willing Executioners by Daniel Goldhagen - ... It made the book easy and stimulating to read but it also satisfied the morbid fascinations held by readers as it enabled them to experience the role of the perpetrator and to understand the cruel nature of the Holocaust. The reception of Goldhagen's theses cannot be removed from the immediate context of historical debates in Germany at that time. The 1990s showed an eruption in “Vergangenheitsbewältigung” in Germany. This word is a composite German word that describes the processes of dealing with the past....   [tags: ordinary germans and the Holocaust] 1671 words
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Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland - ... Battalion 101 first experience with mass murder began in Józefów, Poland. A village that contained 1,800 Jews, the Battalion was order to spare male Jews of working age and send them to camps in Lublin. Children, women, and the elderly were order to be shot in Józefów. Before taking action in their orders, the battalion commander, Major Wilhelm Trapp, a 53-year-old career policeman, gave his men the option of refraining from the shooting of the Józefów villagers. Only thirteen people took that opportunity....   [tags: Christopher Browning's book, Holocaust] 852 words
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The Emergence of Television as a Mass Communication Medium Was the Key Turning Point in Improving the Leisure Opportunities for the Ordinary Pe - The Emergence of Television as a Mass Communication Medium Was the Key Turning Point in Improving the Leisure Opportunities for the Ordinary People of Britain I believe the emergence of television as a mass communication medium was the key turning point in improving the leisure opportunities for the ordinary people of Britain. I believe this turning point was not its first broadcast in 1936 but the introduction of ITV in 1956. I think television is only just the most important factor, there are other factors that also had a large effect on improving leisure opportunities for the ordinary people....   [tags: Papers] 1663 words
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U.S. Market: Electronic Cigarrettes - ... The vapor look and may feel like tobacco smoke and contain different amounts of strengths, from no nicotine up to 24 milligrams or more. It is almost the same as regular cigarettes, and it might as well be treated as regular cigarettes, but in a lesser degree of strength. E-cigarettes are no different than the real thing because their prices are not cheap and are comparable to that of regular tobacco products. E-cigarettes require a starter kit that includes the device, and batteries, which can run for $66....   [tags: ordinary cigarettes, vaping] 624 words
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Prominence of Obesity among People with Disabilities - Prominence of Obesity among People with Disabilities Consciousness of the relationship between disability and obesity is crucial for good public health today. It is an important subject, particularly in the contemporary society where obesity and overweight have become a major health concern. Researchers are increasingly shifting focus on this in pursuit to address the concern that people with disabilities are at a comparatively higher risk of developing the condition (Gannotti & Veneri, 2007). It is necessary to have concise knowledge of the relationship in order to devise counteractive measures....   [tags: Correlation, Disabilities, Obesity, Epidemic]
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How Nice People Get Corrupted - ... He did this so that the collaborators would give their answers first and then the participant who thinks he’s just one of the participants like the rest gives their answer. What concluded through this experimented was that if you have collaborators systematically giving the wrong answer, then majority of the people will give the wrong answer. (Meyers 158) The peer pressures created by a large group are such that the individual comes to decision radically different from the decision he would reach on its own....   [tags: conformity, perception, obedient]
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The English Degree – Pursuing a Life Less Ordinary - The English Degree – Pursuing a Life Less Ordinary A little learning is a dang’rous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring … Alexander Pope’s famous lines were written at a time when earnest pilgrims, seeking and finding (after a wearying search) the very fountain of knowledge, could kneel to cup their humble hands in the deep but clear water and bring wisdom to their lips to quench their thirst with slow, contemplative draughts. Poor mortals of the twenty-first century who seek the precious wellspring of education, however, invariably find that the (‘readily accessible’) fountain has flooded, too full of learning, and the muddied water is hurriedly swallowed....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]
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No Ordinary Education: Sex Therapist - ... He was talking about sexual therapy. Before this I had never even heard of this career or anything like it. As he talked about these previous slaves of human trafficking, he mentioned the emotional scars of that horrific situation. Not only will these women have to emotionally return to a normal life, but how can they sexually trust someone again after that. He introduced their expert sexual therapist who talked about sexual therapy and how it can help these women return to a state of mind where they can trust people again and enter into healthy relationships without fear....   [tags: statement of purpose, career choices] 665 words
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The People’s War: Were They Really All in it Together? - There are contested views when one tries to interpret the meaning and reality of what is known as the People’s War. Undeniably, the people of England made it through the Battle of Britain, or the ‘Blitz’, with an air of unrelenting morale. With that being said, the idea of the People’s War as representative of the cohesiveness of the social classes in England, and a strong front all around, is an ideology that some argue to be contestable. To show that the People’s War generates class cohesiveness, this paper will examine both sides of the argument, and determine that the People’s War did not actually unify the whole nation....   [tags: Britain, World War II, Churchill]
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Stereotypes About People With Disabilities - Disabled people are often stereotyped. A stereotype is an over simplified mental picture of a person or group. Stereotypes of disabled people are things such as; they should be pitied; they are receivers of charity; they are brave; 'super crip' or even aggressive and angry, an example of these stereotypes are put to use in Forrest Gump. It shows Lieutenant Dan as being bitter and having a chip on his shoulder; it also shows Forrest Gump as being like a super crip an extraordinary person who does marvelous things without meaning too....   [tags: Stereotypes of Disability] 940 words
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Choices: Christopher Browning's Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland - When faced with a difficult choice a person will think the multitude of different options over before making their final decision. Do they go with the choice that will benefit them or the choice that will benefit others. Many decisions are made on the circumstances of the situation a person is in. If a person is told in a time of war to participate in an act, that person will participate due to the fear of the consequences, even if that person does not know what the consequences are. In Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher Browning the men of the battalion are faced with many options during their time in the battalion....   [tags: Literary Analysis, The Holocaust]
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People Dressed According to their Wealth and Social Status - McCallion (2010) states that sumptuary laws present during the Chonson dynasty were reflected in the colors, fibers, and ornamentation of the hanbok. These elements were chosen to reflect the cultural beliefs of Koreans and their position in society. (McCallion, 2008, p.223) The most exquisite examples of traditional Korean costume are royal costumes of the Choson dynasty. The queen and the noblemen had the privilege of wearing luxurious fabrics like silk, cotton, hemp, or ramie, all of which were available in abundance from royal gifts, imports, or domestic production....   [tags: korean customes, fashion, choson period]
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People are Dying from Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureusa. - ... Antibiotics are administered through an I.V. drip that can be only done at hospitals. A person that is healthy and has a strong immune system are sometimes able to fight off the infection and have mild symptoms, but others that can be carrying MRSA can be treated with a prescription antibiotic cream which needs to be applied to infected areas. An individual that might think they are being infected by MRSA, can get a swab of the open wound if it is infected, or have a blood or urine sample that can be taken....   [tags: skin, antibiotics, infection] 712 words
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Labelling People - Labelling A label defines an individual as a certain kind of person. Defining an act as deviant or criminal is not a simple straight forward process. A label is not neutral, it contains an evaluation of the person to whom it is applied. It is a ‘Master Status’ in the sense that it overshadows all the other statuses possessed by the individual. If an individual is labelled as criminal, mentally ill or gay, such labels tend to override the individuals status as father, husband, worker, friend or neighbour....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Problems People Face in Developing Countries - Problems People Face in Developing Countries In the world there is a north and south divide, also known as the rich north and the poor south. If we look at our world we can see that there are two extremes. The rich and the extremely poor. This is why we as Christians should help them in order for them to live a good life. The poverty of the South itself is a great problem. Many nations spend their money on items such as arms when it could be spent on many other items that the country needs....   [tags: Papers] 671 words
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The Chose People of God - God cares for all people. To him, it does not matter if you are one of much faith or one of doubt. He welcomes those who are in fear to find the light of his grace. This all started with his covenant with the people of Israel to let them know his love for them. He wanted to make sure they could be in fear but no shy away from his love. Through this we find how much God really does love us. He compares us a lot to a small flock. As much as he tries to herd us there are some that cannot find their way back to Him....   [tags: cares, grace, love, covenant, image, sins] 1394 words
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The State of Homelessness in the United States - ... Second, domestic violence is a usual situation in homelessness. Women and young children are experience domestic violence increase the risk of homelessness. Poverty compel women have to live between abusive relationships and homelessness, and sexual, physical, or psychological abuse that young children through in their childhood always make them become homelessness. Third, discrimination for special groups is a typical element. People with serious mental illness get elbow out from employment, friends, even families lead to homelessness....   [tags: truth, effect, people, streets, `poverty] 572 words
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