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Acts of Passion in Shakespeare´s Othello - Love, passion, lust, jealousy, and infidelity—these words ring as sources of many thematic works that have spanned across the ages. The intriguing aspects of passion and the personal connections between people have always endeared many viewers and readers to a story. This is why soap operas, passionate crime series, and romantic stories are created, to allow respective audiences into a tumultuous world of crimes of passion and smoldering embraces. William Shakespeare’s Othello delves into the type of drama that is still read today, even if the play itself goes back to hundreds of years ago....   [tags: passion, William Shakespeare, sexual tension]
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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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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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A Man with Passion - A Man with Passion Freedom remains the sole basis for American society as we know it. “All men are created equal, they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; among this is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is a quote from the Declaration of Independence. This statement has been the basis of human rights and the overall justice of American democracy. However, looking back at American history, not everyone was able to attain freedom without sacrifices. Some time in American history, African-American was treated unfairly and even to these days, some still suffer from racism....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr, American History] 1278 words
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Love and Passion - When the concept of love and passion come up in literature, oftentimes the immediate reaction of a reader is one of identification or distance with the work. Love and passion are intimate and thus difficult to render universally in the external world, with the ineffectiveness of language, social and cultural impasses, and a multitude of other issues creating an “otherness” to the literary representation of the love/passion phenomena. The representation of love however, often hides within subtleties that transcend social constructs, or even perceived reality....   [tags: literature, language, Written on the Body] 995 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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Passion or Money? That is the Question - A person walks by. Completely average, completely not worth paying attention to, but they walk by. They could have been famous from inventing the ‘next great thing’ but instead nobody knows their face from another, because the person walking never did complete their passion, and everyone just keeps going throughout their day, never realizing the potential in one another. That person could have been following their passion in their work, and they would have had been everything that is desirable in this earthly world, but instead of chasing their dreams- what they called a fantasy- that individual settled for the perfect life of mediocrity....   [tags: Outcomes, Positivism]
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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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Teaching is a Profession of Passion - After working in the childcare profession for over ten years, teaching preschoolers, I was presented with the opportunity to go to work at a local elementary school. The class I was assigned to was for children with mild to moderate disabilities, assisting them with the academics and the social support needed to function in a general education setting. This was a life changing opportunity for me. As I sat in awe for the first few weeks, watching my new co-workers help these children with love, patents, and respect, I realized this is what I wanted to do....   [tags: elementary school, special education,teachers]
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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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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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Passion is Essential for Invention - Passion is essential for invention. The success of Steve Jobs (Apple) and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) from seemingly non-entities to billionaires is symbolic of their passion for their aspirations. Similarly conducting research in thermal fluids category of Mechanical Engineering during my graduate study, making it a career path and pioneering in this field is my passion. My interest in thermal fluids developed at the start of my junior year out of my scorn for maintenance based Mechanical Engineering jobs that await most bachelors engineers like me after graduation....   [tags: Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg] 1898 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...   [tags: Personal Statement] 701 words
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Strange Fits of Passion - The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact. ~William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer Night's Dream, 1595, this quote by Shakespeare is a definitive illustration of Wordsworth’s persona in his poem Strange Fits of Passion I have known. In the poem the speaker embarks on a moonlight horse ride to his lover lucy’s cottage; it is during his ride there that the speaker engages in “lunatic” thoughts imagining lucy being dead when he arrives to see her. The poem is uniquely characterized by the adverse effects of love on a person, as well as how nature has an effect on human emotion; the latter being a staple theme in many of Wordsworth’s literary pieces....   [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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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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Sailing to Byzantium”: William Butler Yeats - The enigmatic man, who is William Butler Yeats, has a life full of intense emotion and feeling that causes his experiences to be quite radical to say the least. His early childhood, interest in occults, and many encounters with questionable women truly shaped his lifetime of poetry in many ways. As well his poem “Sailing to Byzantium” had many complex themes, a central theme of time, and gave interesting views on art and experience. There were people of the poetry world that analyzed William Butler Yeats’ work and saw quite an interesting use of symbolism and a strikingly unique use of fantastical imagery....   [tags: passion and spiritualism]
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Passion vs Reason - It is human nature to desire freedom and yearn passion, yet it is also human nature to obtain acceptance and follow reason. It is a never ending battle between passion and reason; without reason there is no acceptance, without passion there is no freedom. In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, Jane strongly struggles between passion and reason. Though Jane loves Mr. Rochester, her employer at Thornfield Hall, she has certain values to uphold in order to conform with society. Jane does not let her affections overtake her morality, though her return to Mr....   [tags: History, The Victorian Era] 867 words
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David Hume's Argument on Passion and Morality - Why is incest deplorable amongst humans, but not for dogs. What makes it acceptable for a man to kill a deer, but wrong if he kills another man. Why do these lines get drawn between humans and animals. David Hume has an answer to these questions. Though many philosophers, like Saint Augustine, argue that humans are morally different from animals because of their capability to reason, Hume states that it is passion and sentiment that determines morality. In his book, Treatise with Human Nature, Hume claims that vice and virtue stems from the pleasure or pain we, mankind, feel in response to an action not from the facts that we observe (Hume, 218)....   [tags: Empiricists, Empiricism]
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Passion in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - “Love and hate are two sides of the same coin” (anonymous). While these emotions are thought of as positive and negative respectively, they are really just different forms of passion. Passion drives everyone to make decisions in their life, and love and hate are the most common forms of passion. Everyone experiences love and hate and is prisoner to the reactions that these elicit from them. Emotions simply happen, and while they can be hidden or covered up, they cannot be consciously changed by the victim....   [tags: Literary Emotion, Character Analysis]
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Sharing Passion One Lesson at a Time - “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts,” was once said by author C.S. Lewis (“Teacher Quotes”). This is the philosophy that Mr. Brendan Murray, a History Teacher at West Wilkes High School, enforces in his classroom. Mr. Murray has taught at West High for three years, where he also coaches Cross Country and Track and Field. When students walk out of his classroom or off of the track, they have been awakened by a new hunger to learn about the history of the world around them and to strive to achieve what others think is impossible....   [tags: modern educator, greek, nike]
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Hamlet: Unchecked Passion is The Bridge to Insanity - Nathanial Emmons once said, “Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.” As the most dominant and intelligent species on this planet, humanity exists in all types of environments and cultures, but if there is one thing all of mankind shares, it is our capacity for madness. What is it exactly that drives all men and women to a point so few are willing to cross. The answer as many might guess is clearly our emotions. Emotions are the byproduct of our situation and interactions with the world, and the way we respond to a particular situation may be influenced by our emotions....   [tags: Shakespeare]
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Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata: A Story of Passion - Das Leidenschaft auf dem Mondes The Passion of the Moon Das Leidenschaft auf dem Mondes (The Passion of the Moon) The piano sits peacefully near the corner, its rich mahogany wood reflecting the bright moonlight streaming in from the rooms only open window. The rest of the chamber lies shrouded in shadows, hiding the plush carpet, embellished furniture, and the expensive artwork hanging on the wall. Somewhere out the window an owl hoots her wisdom into the night. The door slowly creaks open and a tall, dark figure slips into the room....   [tags: Classical music, history]
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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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Eve's Passion: Milton's Paradise Lost - The Epic Poem Paradise Lost takes the first three books of Genesis and expands them according to Milton’s own interpretation. The strategic point where Eve becomes vulnerable in herself is the key point she becomes susceptible to sin. Traces of her vulnerability begin to surface after she tells Adam about her dream with Satan and he, for reasons to be explored, is unable to digest and articulate what Eve’s heart most desires to know. Among the slew of factors to be explored, it is their relationship together that defines them as individuals when a part from one another....   [tags: Free Agent, Metonymic Relationship]
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 Rex Essays] 1020 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 - 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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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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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]
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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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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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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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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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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: First Person Narrative Examples] 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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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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When you Combine your Passion with Your Job - I come from a conservative family which still believes art and entertainment can only be a recreation rather than a full time career. It has been a life long struggle for me to make my parents understand that I wanted a career that I am passionate about, rather than just a well paid and prestigious job. Although, my mom pushed me to do my engineering degree rather than art, architecture or fashion (which was my interest at that time when I came out of high school), my parents did appreciate my creativity and allowed me to pursue my passion in addition to my studies....   [tags: art, drawing, artist] 862 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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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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Personal Experience: My Passion and Enjoyment for The Arhitecture of London - 1. INTRODUCTION 'My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can affect the quality of life of the people.' – Richard Rogers Since the beginning of mankind, architecture was present in human’s life. Building first evolved out of the dynamics between needs (shelter, security, and worship) and means (available building materials and attendant skills). As the cultures developed, human’s knowledge developed and they considered architecture as a craft, which was later found to be a highly respectable version of craft....   [tags: architectural work, tower of london, chapels]
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Snake Charmer: a Life and Death in Pursuit of Knowledge. - ... The gifted ones often do not know they have a specific talent until interaction stimulates their interest. In the book Snake Charmer: a life and death in pursuit of happiness, the protagonist of the novel, Joe Slowinski, is motivated to pursue herpetology only when it offers a challenge to his life. “Yet when that prairie rattlesnake, roused from its cool slumber under a rock, flew at Joe and sank its fangs into his flesh; releasing a debilitating dose he experienced the most exhilarating, viceroy challenge to his life so far,” (James 45)....   [tags: kiteboarding, risk, passion] 670 words
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The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne - He who plays with fire is bound to get burned. This commonplace expression outlines the painful outcome of trifling with things as wild and uncontrollable as fire. Sometimes, powerful, passionate sentiments are like a fire that we lose control of, and lead to unintended outcomes. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, characters’ emotions in the heat of the moment often cause them to make decisions with devastating consequences. In the novel Hawthorne uses fire to symbolize the passions in the hearts of his characters, and the results of fire (cinders, burns, embers) to symbolize the repercussions of those passions....   [tags: Flames of Passion, Consequences] 955 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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Overview of The Seventh Seal by Ingmar Bergman - Ingmar Bergman should be most fondly remembered for his undying passion for theatre, and his effective applications of many theatrical techniques into a growing world of increasingly popular, modernist ‘art-films.’ Bergman’s films, including The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), draw heavily on works by Scandinavian philosophers and writers—most notably, August Strindberg, Søren Kierkegaard, and a variety of painters. The Seventh Seal focuses on existential questions that have been asked for millennia; what is the meaning of life....   [tags: life, god, passion]
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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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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: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay] 639 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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The Storm by Kate Chopin - The first thing I noticed about Kate Chopin’s “The Storm,” is that it is utterly dripping with sexual imagery and symbolism. Our heroine, if you will, seems to be a woman with normally restrained passions and a well-defined sense of propriety, who finds herself in a situation that tears down her restraint and reveals the vixen within. I wonder if it was intentional that the name Calixta makes me think of Calypso – the nymph from Greek mythology. If half of the sexual symbolism I found in this story was intentional, Chopin was a genius....   [tags: sexual imagery, symbolism, passion]
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Hamlet's Pursuit of Revenge - Through previous years, philosopher’s have tested numerous theories that help us in defining the nature of our being, often these are stalled by the nuanced thought behind our heart and mind. Philosophers often believed that we were slaves to our passions despite our reasoning, even now this could be proven by acts of love, but more than often proven it can be seen through our desire for revenge. Unlike it’s counterpart [avenge], revenge is both a verb and a noun that can be not only acted upon but attained....   [tags: shakespeare, novel passion, emotions]
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The Evolution of Cosmetics - “ The most beautiful make-up for a women is passion “. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” –yvesainlaurnt What this quote means is that passion is the most beautiful thing for a women but yet women are neglecting passion with the easy access to wearing make up. I always loved make up as a child because I will always have the memory of my grandma putting lipstick on me. I decided to do my senior project on the Evolution Of Cosmetics. I researched about where cosmetics originated from .The history behind makeup, discussing if all cosmetics are good for your skin, who cosmetics usually is targeted towards, peoples opinions about whether makeup should be tested on animals, The possible consequence...   [tags: passion, make up]
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Passion and Worship in Peter Shaffer's Equus - In the play Equus worship and passion are seen in many contrasting lights. In the example of Alan, the boy in the centre of the play, worship and passion are the same thing. What he is devoted to inspires excitement in him, in this case the God Equus. With his parents, it is the same, but in different ways of worship. Alan’s mother is a devout Catholic, and also has worship with a passion, but she is so devoted to this single cause she is unable to experience passion for anything else. With Alan’s father, he is not a religious man and has nothing to idolize, and this creates a lot of passion inside of him with no way for it to escape....   [tags: Peter Shaffer, Equus] 1550 words
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Free Essays - Consequences of Passion in Othello - Consequences of Passion in Othello Being too passionate about something or someone, can sometimes over ride one's good judgement. Too much passion can bring about ever-lasting consequences and regrets. When put into a tense, specific situation, you usually wont make wise choices. You wont stop and think, "what is going on" or "what is the right thing to do" but instead, we let our emotions take over. For instance, in the play Othello, Othello is passionately in love with his wife and when he hears a disturbing rumor about her, instead of thinking over what he heard or if it is true, he let his jealousy take over his actions....   [tags: Othello essays] 554 words
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O.C.C. Professor Has A Passion For Teaching - O.C.C. Professor Has A Passion For Teaching Ah, yes the college days, the days of the best teachers that opened your eyes to the world. The teachers who had a burning desire to teach us everything. Well those teachers still exist, very close to home. Jim Place, a native of Detroit, Michigan grew up in the southern tier of Corning, N.Y. Place has lived in Syracuse for 26 years and has made a name for himself in his years here. Place is a full time faculty member at O.C.C in the English department....   [tags: Essays Papers] 385 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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College Admissions Essay: Passion for Life - A Passion for Life I am a senior at Western High School. I am currently a member of the Honors program and I will be graduating in the spring of 2003. While at Western, I have been involved in many activities including; collegiate track, the fencing team, forensics, volunteer programs and foreign studies. Western has enabled me to broaden my knowledge in many areas of study. I have enrolled in many courses that have helped me become a well-rounded, educated individual. I have a plethora of interests and experience's....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 374 words
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Graduation Speech: Become People With Passion - Christmas Eve in Princeton, N.J, usually fulfills the picture-postcard promise of Christmas. And it was so, on that one particular Christmas Eve long ago. A light snowfall kissed the quaint Princeton houses, and door-to-door carol singers made their way to one particular door. The violinist's home. "O little town of Bethlehem," the boys sang, "how still we see thee lie..." In moments the door opened, and the gentle violinist stood in the doorway to greet the carolers. "Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, the silent stars go by..." The musician turned away, turned back into the house....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 983 words
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Passion in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - Passion in Jane Eyre It is believed that we are born with a predestined personality. Our spiritual individuality is just as much a product of our genetic makeup as the color of our skin or our eyes. With our soul firmly planted, we can then build upon this basis as we are educated of the world. The social climate and cultural atmosphere shape our personalities, however, it is the people in our lives who have the greatest influence. Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre reveals this idea by the development of the protagonist....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays] 1216 words
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In the Road of Becoming a Novelist - “Chase down your passion like it’s the last bus of the night.” -Terri Guillemets. Passion is like a fuel, it keeps us moving in life. It is medication to our wounds that hurt us internally, yet, it can be the road to success and satisfaction. Passion is the world people run to when reality shuts them down. Painting, dancing, writing, math, and endless hobbies can be someones passion, and all of those things lead to careers, big or small it does not matter. Finding passion could be hard for some people and easier for others....   [tags: passion, novelist career, self publishing]
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