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Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ - The Passion of the Christ - The Pathetic Appeal of the Death of Jesus In February 2004, one day after the release of The Passion of the Christ, my girlfriend and I took our seats in the crowded theatre. I came into the night prepared to watch the death of Jesus Christ. However, I had no idea that I would actually be watching the death of Jesus Christ. For ten or more years prior to this night, I had always been told that Jesus had died on a cross for my sins. My parents, my Sunday school teachers, my friends’ parents, and my extended family had, at some time in my youth, told me the story of Jesus from the Gospels of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John)....   [tags: Reflective The Passion of the Christ] 1475 words
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Passion - I give in. My passion for writing is growing larger and larger each day, it has become the only thing I think about on a daily basis. It’s turning into a nuisance. I curse it to the back of my head every time it comes to fore thought. It twists my guts into an almost wrenching pain when I don’t have the chance to write something down on a piece of paper and make it my own. It forces the air from my chest as if I were a cartoon character with an anvil flattened. Where did I get this from, you ask....   [tags: essays research papers] 666 words
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Passion and Principle - Candles flicker and burn; ice freezes and melts. A thunderstorm brews over a mansion as lightning cleaves a chestnut tree in half; snow swallows a village whole. A bed is lit afire; a lost woman huddles alone in the cold. One man is as intense and volatile as a forest fire; another is as sharp and cruel as an icicle. One man finds happiness because the fire in his soul keeps the lost woman alive; another is abandoned because the ice in his soul has strangled his humanity. In Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, the symbols of fire and ice extend beyond a simple metaphor to reveal the emotional depth within the characters....   [tags: English Literature]
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A Notification of Passion - Danielle's eyes were already drooping by the time she got to her concluding paragraph. She was tired. She was cranky, yet she still had to finish this essay before class started tomorrow. She looked at her clock, which was mounted next to a picture of Robert Downey Junior, ripped from copy of Cosmopolitan that she had stolen from her roommate. Shit. A small, mechanical “plip” interrupted her thoughts. Switching windows, she saw that Sean had messaged her on Facebook. Smiling wistfully, she brushed aside a small wisp of hair and settled down to talk....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 2654 words
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Ambition and Passion - Essays - Ambition and Passion I go to camp every year and allow myself to love people, dreading the day when I will have to depart from them. I claw at each moment, attempting to hold on to time. I do this even though I know from the beginning that as soon as I enter I will be hurled towards the last day, towards the end, towards good-bye. And it breaks my heart. Yet every year, I'm just so grateful to have had my heart broken. If there is one secret to living life it is passion: passionate love, passionate hate, passionate hope, passionate joy, passionate work, passionate play, passionate pain and despair....   [tags: Personal Experience, Descriptive] 326 words
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Passion of the Christ - The Passion of the Christ is one of many films about the life of Jesus but this particular one is different to the others. Released in 2004, directed by Mel Gibson and filmed in the ancient Aramaic language, `The Passion' focuses mainly on the death of Christ and shows us the full extent as to what he suffered to save mankind. Before seeing The Passion of the Christ I hadn't heard much about it except that it was very violent and politically incorrect. In fact I hadn't seen or heard a review that said if it was good or bad or if it was well acted or if it was worth the watch....   [tags: Film] 562 words
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Passion for Equality - A Great Passion for Equality With America struggling in a state of Civil War, the nation's very core was being shaken. Abraham Lincoln, who was president during this period, realized this, and delivered one of his most historically renowned speeches, "The Gettysburg Address". This speech addresses many concerns for the nation as a whole. Through "The Gettysburg Address", Lincoln clearly states his views on what the country once was, how it was during the time he was in, and what his hopes and dreams for the future were....   [tags: essays research papers] 734 words
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Passion for Songwriting - Mark detested himself – for being so brainless at times, for the lack of ideas within his head when there was meant to be enough time to think. Our man reassured himself that he was not totally in blame. Song writing is a passion for him. The enjoyment of the gust and agony within the lyrics of songs by hard-rockers had served as a form of inspiration. He felt empathy, similarity to how the rockers feel about life. Mark’s collection of self-composed songs have hints of vulgarity every now and then, even though the man knew that he will never get his sensitive fellow Singaporeans to hear them....   [tags: essays research papers] 1340 words
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Vitiated Passion - Vitiated Passion Throughout the world many people search for their perfect companion. In the pursuit of their soul mate, they face the possibility of choosing the wrong person. This can result in a destructive relationship not only for the couple, but for their offspring as well. In Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights, readers follow the story of two families and the trials they faced as a result of calamitous relationships between children and their parents, spouses, and within themselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 936 words
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Passion vs Reason - ... Rather than being passionate for love, she is passionate for justice. While at Lowood, she eventually learns the meaning of forgiveness and strength. Her good friend, Helen Burns, teaches her to accept others opinions of her, to be humble and recognize one's own faults. Helen councils Jane, saying "Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs" (58). Helen's advice to Jane teaches her self-possession, to endure hardships that come her way and forgive those who bring them....   [tags: History, The Victorian Era] 867 words
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My Passion For Medicine - I quote a man who has been accepted by the general populace to be accurate in his observations of society: “Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work”, Aldous Huxley is known to have said. I know not the purpose of life, but I know of passion, and mine lies in medicine. I moved from New York to an impoverished village in India during my pre-adolescent age. There, my life saw juxtaposition like no other. From air-conditioned, colorful children wards where the nurse gave you “I was brave!” stickers (despite you throwing a fit) and lollipops, I saw children screaming in agony as crude and outdated procedures such as lobotomies were used to treat relatively simple issues....   [tags: Personal Statement] 701 words
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Othello – Justice and Passion - Othello is, without a doubt, one of Shakespeare’s most tragic heroes. He fills every sense of the word, beginning as a character nearly without flaws but evolving into a misled, pitiful disgrace whose sense of justice has been warped by the darkness of Iago. Even the flaws he is stricken with are those that may seem praise-worthy in some. Throughout the entirety of the play Othello has one supreme goal, subconscious or otherwise, in mind: As a general and as a man, he desires to rule militarily, socially, and romantically, with justice and without passion....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 1886 words
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Pursing My Passion For Hockey - At the age of 15 I left home and everything that was familiar and comfortable to pursue my passion for hockey. Moving away from home to a boarding school over a thousand miles away from family and friends and into dormitory life filled with complete strangers marked the beginning of a journey that I had wanted to take as long as I can remember. My goal was to play hockey in college; and consequently, moving away was a necessary step in the journey. Backed by the support of my family, I set off and was determined to reach it no matter the cost....   [tags: Personal Experience, Personal Narrative] 881 words
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Strange Fits of Passion - ... Roses are symbolic of love and passion. It is also worth noting that Wordsworth uses the month of June to emphasize the beauty a flower has in the summer when nature comes around in full bloom. In Wordsworth’s poem tintern abbey he describes himself as “ A worshipper of Nature” a moniker that lends fact to the importance of nature to him and the emotion that it unveils within him. The line “Beneath an evening moon” implies his awareness of nature around him and alludes to the fact of his dark thoughts in correlation to the dark night....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1116 words
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My Passion For Science - My passion for the fascinating wolrd of science literally can not be put into words. Since receiving my first home science kit at five years of age the way things work and why has always been at the forefront of my mind. During my early years I would find great delight in examining anything I could fit under the lens of my telescope. I will never forget my first look at the intricate detail of a human hair. High School has helped me to refine this passion to the field of biological sciences with my particular interest being molecular genetics....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 645 words
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Guiding Students To Find Their Passion - When I was a high school student, I was interested in science to a point but did not believe that I was cut out for a career in science. In fact, I did not even consider studying science in college until I participated in the Watershed Watch program at UNH. The two-week environmental science seminar was intense. Guided by experienced scientists, students were empowered to build foundational knowledge of basic information and research techniques, and used that knowledge to conduct their own scientific research....   [tags: Career Goals] 707 words
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My Pursuit of and Passion For Medicine - At three in the morning, the phone rang. A trembling voice relayed the news that my friend had fallen into a coma due to an inoperable brain aneurysm. A few days later, her family decided to stop life support after confirmation that she was completely brain-dead. The fact that nothing could be done for her in this day and age, despite all our technological advancements, was a great shock to me. In addition, the fact that she was younger than me made me realize how short and precious each life truly is....   [tags: Statement of Purpose] 881 words
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Personal Narrative- My Passion for Photography - In times, we often see things, but we don't really capture what is beyond it. In some cases, there are people who are artistic and are prone to see what other's cannot visualize. Every individual has a talent which can be expressed and processed differently. Something you see can mean entirely divergent things to someone else;for example, some may see thing's that may seem simple, but in the eyes of an artist, it can be perceived with a whole new definition, dimension, and a potentially new discovery....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 652 words
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Hamlet: Unchecked Passion is The Bridge to Insanity - ... 64-68) To the careful reader of Hamlet, the prince’s struggle with himself is something that contributes greatly to his role as a tragic hero. The tragedy in this struggle; however, is that it peels away the layers to his personality and his sanity, and it is for this very reason that Ralph A. McCanse writes, “So impelling are Hamlet’s concession to extreme feeling, so impulsive and excessive are his indulgences in emotion, that his real tragedy in the play is less the outer one of personal death than the inner one of a certain insidious deterioration of character” (“Hamlet’s Lack of Balance” 477)....   [tags: Shakespeare]
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Passion in Peter Shaffer's Equus - In Peter Shaffer's Equus, A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, is conducting an investigation on Alan Strang. He is learning, through his investigation of Alan's horrific crime, about what it really means to make someone "normal" and what a psychiatrist really does. It is the job of Dysart to find the motive of Alan's actions, but he is not prepared for what he learns. After meeting Alan, Dysart has a dream. This dream is of a ritual sacrifice in Greece. Dysart's passion lies in Greece. He has always wanted to believe in something greater than himself....   [tags: Peter Shaffer, Equus] 2290 words
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Passion And Moral Judgement - Passion as the Criterion for Moral Judgment Ethics is the study of human conduct or in other words the study of moral behavior. All humans use ethics in their daily actions and decisions, but not many have the opportunity to probe into the core of ethics. When Socrates said in 399 B.C., “The unexplained life is not worth living” he was encouraging man to examine his way of life and ways of moral decision making. Ethics not only aims to discover the rules that should govern a moral life, but the goods one should aim to acquire in their life time....   [tags: essays research papers] 1386 words
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GIBSON’S PASSION? - GIBSON’S PASSION. I grew up in a suburb outside of Chicago where there were lots of Jewish people and Jewish students that I went to school with. There wasn’t any religious discrimination at all between Christians, Catholics or Jews. Mel Gibson's new controversial movie, “The Passion of the Christ” portrayed the Jews in a negative way and not only stereotypes them again, as being mainly liable for the death of Christ, but even causes violence and breeds disgust towards them. This film will cause and outline how millions of Christian movie-goers should look upon Jews in the future, and this may destroy an important Jewish-Christian union that’s developed over the years, that bond of brotherhood and understanding....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Aesthetics of Passion and Betrayal - The Aesthetics of Passion and Betrayal In The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer uses the visuality of spatial relationships in each shot with the human face and its ability to convey unspoken emotion in his portrayal of the demise of Joan of Arc. Unlike most film, the message is almost entirely told by just the eyes and expressions of the actors. There is very little reliance upon props and background. The camera angles and close-up shooting accentuate emotions and reactions. The editing style is almost methodic in keeping the emotional pace; it is much like an argument, alternating images of Joan’s tenacity, and the judges’ contempt....   [tags: essays papers]
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Sexual Passion in The Turn of the Screw - Sexual Passion in The Turn of the Screw In a criticism on Henry James’s story The Turn of the Screw, Strother Purdy suggests that large amounts of sexual passion may be assumed to exist underneath the surface of the narrative. Purdy says that under a Freudian interpretation of the story, the sexual element is easily recognized and is used as the whole source of the action. According to this theory, the governess wishes to impress her master because she is in love with him and, therefore, exceeeding her authority with the children....   [tags: Turn of the Screw Essays] 430 words
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Passion in Peter Shaffer's Equus - The play Equus is about a young boy who viciously blinds six horses with a metal spike in a stable and the psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, who investigates the boy’s mental state. It is a very complex, multileveled story, with many relationships effecting Allen’s (the stabber) behavior. The relationship between Alan and Equus is a very complex one. His worship for the horse comes from his mother’s beliefs in God. She is very religious and pushes religion on Alan. His father was the opposite....   [tags: Peter Shaffer, Equus] 495 words
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Oedipus the King: Reason and Passion - Oedipus the King:  Reason and Passion In the play, Oedipus the King, there are dual parts of reason and passion.  Oedipus primarily acts with both reason and passion at different stages in the play.       There are several points in the play where Oedipus acts with       reason. The first such point occurs when he is asked by his      followers to help save Thebes. He acts with reason when he      immediately decides to heed to their demands and find help for      them. However, he may also have been deciding to do this through      passion....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex] 1020 words
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Jody Adams' Passion for Food - Jody Adams' passion for food began at her family's dinner table. Her mother relied on traditional New England staples during the holidays, such as standing rib roast with Yorkshire pudding at Christmas and baked salmon with peas on the Fourth of July. But, for other special celebrations her mother would make soufflés, curries, gnocchi Jody inherited her mother's fondness for cooking, but it wasn't until she went to Brown University that her interest in food took a professional turn. "I had a part-time job with Nancy Verde Barr, a professional food writer and teacher....   [tags: essays research papers] 516 words
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The Passion Of Saints Perpetua And Felicity - The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity The document, “The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity,” shows just how mighty and fearless the faith of the martyrs were in Rome around 203 A.D. in which our story takes place. During the rule of Diocletian, Christianity was not the religion of popular belief. Many of Romans practiced polytheism. As a result, numerous Christian believers were persecuted for their divine faith in God. Surprisingly, the Christian martyrs did not care that they were sentenced to death....   [tags: essays research papers] 512 words
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My Passion for Singing - As I lift my head up and open my mouth, my voice escalates with every tune that comes out. The soothing words bounce off of my tongue and release the tension held within. Even if the sounds aren’t perfect or correct, every little bit helps me get through the day. When stressed, nothing helps me more than singing. My passion for singing comes from deep within my soul, mind and heart. When I sing, I sing with all of me, putting everything I can into it. I have always had a great passion for singing, ever since I was young....   [tags: essays research papers] 758 words
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My Passion - Original Writing - My Passion - Original Writing They call it the beautiful game. Some people may say that it is a matter of opinion, but I believe that it is the best game on earth. Many people have obsessions with things like shoes and clothes, even I do, but my biggest passion would have to be football. I am obsessed with it. It doesn't matter who is playing, I always have an interest in it, whether it would be my little brother's team to Real Madrid. Yet, this passion didn't develop until I was over my 'tomboy' phase....   [tags: Papers] 1757 words
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My Passion for Making Collages - I have never felt like I have been a part of any sort of social order, be it a school, church, neighborhood, club, a group of friends, or even my own family. Perhaps this is because, not only am I anti-social, but I am a collector: a collector of ideas and passions. My collection is ever changing and ever contradictory. My interests are to varying and eclectic to fit into one synonymous, orderly whole that can slide nicely into one clique's stereotype. I am always adding to my collection and always pealing and shedding overused/underused or unneeded skins....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 1001 words
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The Passion of Mountain Bikes - The Passion of Mountain Bikes      It has been a decade in the making, but the mountain bike has become a passion for many people. Along with this passion it has also become the most environmental way to get from point A to B. It has gone through a very intense evolution process over the past decade.      It all started with some guys from California who took their bikes out for a ride on their day off, they modified their bikes and turned a hobby of theirs into a worldwide phenomenon. The mountain bike's rapid increase in popularity was influenced by social and economic situations, and by technological improvements that had the needs of bike riders in mind....   [tags: Mountain Bikes Transportation Essays] 4906 words
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Passion for Learning Case Analysis - Passion for Learning Case Analysis Background: Andrew Popell, founder and president of Passion for Learning, started a direct mail order catalogue company in 1994 that exclusively sold educational toys targeted at elementary-school children between the ages of 6 to 12. After sending out the company's first catalogue and receiving a disappointing .77% response rate, as well as discovering that specialty chains that focused on educational toys (such as Learningsmith, Zany Brainy, and Noodle Kidoodle) were all expanding rapidly, Popell needed to decide what strategy would fit best with the environment he was competing in....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis] 931 words
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Money Cannot Substitute Passion - Money Cannot Substitute Passion "Tuan, this is the last time I'm going to tell you, you better clean the house." said my father. "I'll do it later," I replied. "Later?" he said. "Why don't you just make some money and hire a maid to do it. Then you don't have to worry about it!" Coming from a blue-collar background, my father constantly reminded me of the importance of money. It was many years ago that he arrived in this country, carrying me in one arm and his hopes and dreams on the other....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives] 639 words
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A Whale of a Passion for Psychology - A Whale of a Passion for Psychology A beluga whale helped me first realize my true academic passion. I spent my high school summers and weekends volunteering at the New York Aquarium, first in the education department, and later in the training department. It was there, through casual and research-oriented observations of cetaceans, that I began to wonder about animal and human minds. I later had the opportunity to participate in an observational research project, helping to record data on the behaviors of new whale calves and mothers....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays] 789 words
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Passion and Practicality of Jane Eyre - Passion and Practicality of Jane Eyre        Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is a coming-of-age story about an unconventional woman's development within a society of strict rules and expectations. At pivotal moments in Jane's life, she makes choices which are influenced by her emotions and/or her reason. Through the results of those choices, Jane learns to balance passion and practicality to achieve true happiness.   Jane is a spirited woman, and her emotions give her a strength of character that is unusual for a female heroine of this period....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]
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My Passion is to Teach - My Passion is to Teach Every child thinks about what to do when they grow up, and every child changes their mind about a hundred times. I admit that I changed my mind frequently until I started high school. I wanted to be everything from a princess to a firefighter, but in high school I decided that one day I would be a teacher. I wanted to be a teacher because I think that our nation is lacking in teachers that want to teach. We have an abundance of teachers that teach because it is their job, not their passion....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy Essays] 687 words
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An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion - An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion The period following the Renaissance focused the human attention toward the beauty of nature. It was man’s turn to be part of the nature and not the other way around. The term picturesque—or “compared to a picture” as Michael Woods defines it — defines new characteristics of the art from this period. This period, “An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion,” had a dual nature—rational, responsive to reason, but also anti-rational, responsive to emotion. “Making one’s way through the intellectual history of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, one must be aware of the shifting meaning of such words as rationalism, naturalism, classicism, romanticism....   [tags: Art History]
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Passion in Writing for a Purpose - Passion in writing for a Purpose When analyzing a written text there are a couple of things to look at. Does the author validate what they are writing. This question can be asked in order to figure out the different qualities of the essay itself. How does the author relay the massage. This is another question that can be asked from this analysis. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. explains his message very clearly in his text, The World House. Dr. King provides a lot of information to back his ideas and main thesis....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Wordplay in Stange Fits Of Passion - Words with Hidden Values Words can be used for many things such as describing, depicting, or disguising a person’s thoughts or ideas. In a lyrical ballad called Strange fits of passion have I known by William Wordsworth, he does a great job of using different words to give out many thoughts and ideas. This is why poetry is used as a freedom of expression. Any poet can use wordplay to create and inspire readers to think, and dig deep for a certain meaning or purpose. Wordsworth , I thought was very good a using words to create a different meaning than what the words actually meant....   [tags: William Wordsworth] 820 words
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My Passion for Art - Imagine a rather large canvas, comprised of millions of tiny dots that have been strategically placed to form brilliant shapes and shadows. Such is the technique of pointillism, created by nineteenth century artist Georges Seurat, where points of pure color are grouped together to give off the appearance of a solid figure. My absolute favorite of his works is the popular "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte", a large mural depicting a social gathering in a park setting. The artist's dedication to use this technique is truly inspiring and somewhat unbelievable....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 538 words
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My Passion of Wakeboarding - My life changed when I was introduced to my passion of wakeboarding seven years ago with the help of one of my cousins. I remember it was a very hot, sunny day in August down on the Columbia River near Chelan. When I first started growing up I was very sketchy about the Columbia River since it was very cold and for some reason I was always intimidated to be around that river. At the time, I was very nervous about trying this new experience. With the help of my cousin on the beach I was able to be up riding a wakeboard within minutes....   [tags: essays research papers] 502 words
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Australia's Passion for Aviation - Australia's Passion for Aviation Following the conclusion of The Great War (WWI) was the boom era of the 1920s. This period saw Australian society develop more consumerist ideals and become more interested in thrill seeking it also saw Australia developed a passionate enthusiasm for aviation. The combination of technology and thrill seeking drew many Australian’s to the wonders of flying machines....   [tags: Papers] 1708 words
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Passion - “Florida State University, here we come!” Fort Lauderdale to Tallahassee, what a trip. On the road again…blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, on the road again, that damn song always in my head when we’re going on a long bus ride. I should figure out the words in between, but I’m always too lazy. Now that I think about it, I still have two cases to write if I want debate. Mr. Wakefield would kill me if he knew I’m going to a huge state tournament unprepared. I’m not worried, I’ll do it after the first stop…I’m tired now anyways....   [tags: essays research papers] 1499 words
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Extreme Passion Illustrated in Peter Shaffer's Play, Equus - One definition of madness is "mental delusion or the eccentric behavior arising from it." But Emily Dickenson wrote Much madness is divinest Sense- To a discerning Eye- Novelists and playwrights have often seen madness with a "discerning Eye." Select a novel or play in which a character's apparent madness or irrational behavior plays an important role. Then write a well-organized essay in which you explain what this delusion or eccentric behavior consists of and how it might be judged reasonable....   [tags: Peter Shaffer, Equus] 724 words
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My Passion for Visual Arts and Web Design - The term visual arts can have different meanings. To some it is a passion, to others it is just a job. To me it is just a new and growing hobby that I would love to turn into a passion and a job. Just recently I have been reunited with my love for art and design. When I was in 5th grade, I was put into an advanced drawing class against my will and I have grown to enjoy it and then became very good at drawing. Eventually I was exposed to the internet and web design. I found it very hard and quit....   [tags: Computer, Internet, Technology] 959 words
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"Romeo and Juliet" - A Play About Hate or Passion? - ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare is a tragedy set in Verona, Italy in the fifteenth century. The play concerns two families, who from the start show a bitter feudal tradition. The Capulets and the Montagues persistently fight in the streets in the public eye. When the prince comes to break up the ‘fray’ he forebodes the tragic events to follow ‘if ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace’. Although the prince refers to the charge of death if the ‘quarrel’ is repeated the audience can sense the uncertainty and that somebody will die before this happens....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 2379 words
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The Battle between Passion and Responsibility in Great Expectations - How do passions and desires eight in against duties and responsibilities. It is a personal battle that many people fight every day. In Great Expectations, young Pip fights this battle with himself. Charles Dickens portrays Pip as a young lower middle class boy in Victorian Era England. Pip is a blacksmith-to-be and early on is satisfied with his life. As Pip’s life progresses, he is confronted with opportunities and situations that challenge his very integrity. Pip is given the ability to pursue his passions, but perhaps he is given this ability before he developed the responsibility and judgment to use them wisely....   [tags: Charles Dickens, Literary Analysis] 975 words
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Combining Wealth and a Passion for Capital Markets in My Career - Two factors have defined my career so far: struggle to overcome my family’s abject poverty and passion for capital markets. And interestingly, both have spawned long term goals, which seemed disparate, until recently; while I have embarked on a course to become a financial whiz, substantial success in emerging from poverty has kindled my hankering for rural India’s uplift. However, having worked in the financial industry for last 2 years, I have realized its potential to influence growth. Consequently, the two dissimilar goals have unified into one vision for life: to establish and lead a financial firm that will foster small businesses across rural India to bring it into mainstream economy....   [tags: wealth, poverty, capital markets, career,] 1058 words
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Is female passion dangerous, or is it a form of empowerment? - Is female passion dangerous, or is it a form of empowerment. Historians and critics often look upon the 18th Century as “The Age of Reason”. However, it may be more accurate to say that the century was marked by two main impulses- reason and passion. This notion is explored most explicitly in Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” . However, it is interesting to consider the issue of female passion in texts that do not so overtly deal with the topic and are more ambiguous in nature. Defoe’s “Roxana” provides a tale of a woman who has sold her virtue, at first unwillingly for her survival and later for her status and wealth....   [tags: essays research papers] 2135 words
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Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ - Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ Many Americans flocked to see Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of the Christ.” On over 2.000 screens across America the viewed the “harrowing depiction of Jesus' last 12 hours in wide-screen vivid color.” (Allen 2004) People viewed images of Jesus being flogged, crucified and left to die. This violence caused some Christians discomfort with theology, and some Jews’ fear that it will “incite violence against them because of its portrayal of Jews’ involvement in Jesus’ death.” (Allen 2004) Despite all of these factors, people embraced the idea behind the movie....   [tags: Film Movies]
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Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ - Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ Despite the rebuke of Jewish and Christian communities in our culture today, Jews and Christians have faced a thickening wall of inter-faith tension for quite a while; it is an issue our society does not often bring to the forefront among popular current events.  However, the release of Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion of the Christ, not only drew out the results of this tension among Jewish and Christian communities, but also reinforced those age-old tensions in our society.  Various Christian denominations have responded by bringing attention to their respective condemnations of anti-Semitism, and stressing the importance of inter-faith tranquility between Jews and Christians, bringing to light the common elements of the two faiths while respectfully acknowledging the differences.  These concerns, addressed hitherto, do not just come from biased faith communities 4, but from objective sources as well, concerned merely with the preservation of peaceful relations among several groups, such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  While the ADL has admitted it cannot and will likely never have any evidence by which to accuse Mr....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Disparity Between Passion Of The Christ And The Bible - "The Passion of the Christ" by Mel Gibson, recounts the last twelve hours of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, portraying his arrest, trial, crucifixion and death. One of the most anticipated and popular religious movies in modern society, it therefore becomes susceptible to criticism. Although the film is based upon the stories within the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, there are many exaggerations and non-biblical elements present in the movie. This is not unexpected, since it is a movie, but the vivid detail of the brutality in the movie as well as the Anti-Semitic theme are the most publicly criticized themes and concepts present in the movie....   [tags: Compare Contrast Movie Bible] 1534 words
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Setting as Catalyst for Passion in Kate Chopin's The Storm - Setting as Catalyst for Passion in The Storm        The setting for "The Storm" by Kate Chopin begins with a thunderstorm. The first characters that the author mentions are Bobinot and his son Bibi. They buy a can of shrimps for Calixta but are prevented from getting them to her by the storm (Chopin, 96). The author changes the setting and tells about Calixta at home. A man named Alcee arrives at her house that she has not seen in a long time. The violence of the storm forces Alcee and Calixta into the house and then into passion that ends at the same time as the storm....   [tags: Chopin Storm Essays] 665 words
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Passion and Human Spirit in The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Passion and Human Spirit in The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo penned a fantastic, picturesque story of passion and the human spirit in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The dramatic emotions of the characters play out on the stage of fifteenth century Paris, France. Quasimodo, a repugnant physical defect of nature, lived severed from human contact, excepting that of the solemnly aloof priest, Claude Frollo. For his part, Frollo strove for knowledge until he encountered the captivatingly gorgeous gypsy dancer, Esmeralda....   [tags: Hunchback of Notre Dame Essays] 856 words
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Passion and Death in Bombal’s The Final Mist - Passion and Death in Bombal’s The Final Mist Water imagery in Bombal’s The Final Mist (La última niebla) is also closely related to death and self-realization. The fog represents death while liquid water imagery represents the awakening of passion within the narrator. However, in confronting death and passion during her transformational journey, the narrator becomes resigned to living a live without passion, which, for the narrator represents an emotional death. The nameless narrator of the novella marries her cousin, Daniel whose first wife died a year earlier....   [tags: Bombal Final Mist Essays] 4080 words
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Consequences of Passion Exposed in The Romance of Tristan and Iseult - Consequences of Passion Exposed in The Romance of Tristan and Iseult The story of Tristan and Iseult celebrates the triumph of adultery. When looking vaguely at this romance, readers may think the potion of love that they both drink is the one that makes them to commit adultery. However, this is only a representation of the power of passion and lust Tristan and Iseult have for each other. To better understand this love story, one must realize that Tristan is a marshal hero who volunteers to take a battle against the King of Ireland, in order to redeem the people and the monarch of King Mark....   [tags: The Romance of Tristan and Iseult]
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Passion to Change the World in John Milton's Paradise Lost - Passion to Change the World in John Milton's Paradise Lost The world I see around me every day is one based on reason, scientific principles, tolerance, freedom, and most of all, a deep-rooted skepticism toward any form of absolute truth. When I think about Paradise Lost, I cannot help but to ponder what implications Paradise Lost has in this cold post-modern world. The world was a very different place in 1666, and not to say Milton’s ideas where meaningful to everyone in the 17th century, but for many people today Paradise Lost is, to put it rather bluntly, little more than a fairy tale....   [tags: Milton Paradise Lost Essays]
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