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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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What is Passion? - ... Many would not think that to suffer or endure was the literal meaning of the word passion. However, for many of us, we think of the word passion as having a strong sense of emotion feeling or connection to another person like love. A good example of this would be two individuals who are in a relationship are described as being very passionate with one another, showing that these two individuals are deeply infatuated and in love with one another. My most important passion when it comes to strong feeling’s such as love is my family....   [tags: emotion, hobby, relationship] 605 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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The Possible Costs and Outcomes of Passion - ... His obsession and passion made him complacent to the dangers of living intimately with the bears. (Herzog 2005) Timothy broke the rules of nature’s boundaries and paid with his life and the life of his companion, Amy Huguenard. (Herzog 2005). This risk involved not just Timothy ‘s life but another human being, This begins to resemble obsession more than passion, willing to set aside the welfare of another to satisfy a desire to become part of the grizzly bear’s world. Other passions or obsession are not necessarily so dangerous....   [tags: bears, success, war] 589 words
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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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The Passion Narratives of Mattew and John - ... In the questioning of Jesus, in the book of John, Jesus does speak up(vs.11). The following verse then goes on and states, “From then on Pilate tried to release him”(vs.12). No where in the book of Matthew does it say that Pilate tries to release Jesus. The book of John makes Pilate seem like he has pity for Jesus. In the book of Matthew, Pilate is made to look as if he gets pushed around easy and really does not care about what happens to Jesus. Pilat is shown with two sides. He is either the one who does not care about Jesus, so he just hands him over or the one fighting for Jesus to survive....   [tags: life, books, crucifixicion, death]
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Passion in A Midsummer Night's Dream - ... Choosing to blame the humans for his mistake, Puck says “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” (III.ii.115). Puck, deeming the Athenian couples in the play as fools, portrays irony to the audience. Having caused the trouble himself, Puck was to blame for the situation. When called on account of the dilemma, Puck acts in his defence, saying he put the potion on the eyes of an Athenian man and when told to resolve the problem, Puck sadly agrees, seeing the mischief as a very entertaining. (III.ii.347-353)....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]
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The Passion Curse by Yara Hejazi - ... As I grow older and mature, I try to tame my passion and I try to stay in touch with reality as often as I can, I realized how much the reality demands more knowledge and skills.That’s why I feel the urgency to pursue an MBA. An MBA at this point in my life fits my career plan; this way I will be sure I won’t make mistakes when managing future projects , after I gain the skills ^ I need from an MBA . In 2010, I started a newsletter called “Youth In Depth”, 5000 copies were distributed bimonthly in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia....   [tags: personal statement] 564 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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The Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus - ... There is a particular sadness in remembering the Philippines tragic history of colonization. Its affects are not only evident in the deterioration of the Filipino society, it can also be seen in the Filipino mentality. Muriel Orevillo-Montenegro notes that the experience of colonization has wounded their souls deeply because although the Philippine nation is no longer under the hold of a foreign rule, the Filipino mind is still enslaved by the colonial mentality: “Theoretically, the Philippines had been freed from its colonizers....   [tags: religious beliefs, the gospels] 1941 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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Shel Silverstein: A Passion for Poetry - Shel Silverstein was mastered in the crafts of book and poetry writing, music, and film. Throughout his career, he brought the love of reading to children and adults all around the world. His passion for book and poetry writing has taught children life lessons leading into their adulthood, such as the fact that there is not always going to be a happy ending, but giving up should not be an option. Throughout Silverstein’s life, he made an impact in the book and poetry world and is still continuing to impact readers of all ages today....   [tags: writing, music and film]
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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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Gender and Power in Perpetua's Passion - ... It could be Perpetua’s anxiety and worries of her baby, along with the physical discomfort from the living condition in the prison. It also could represent the Roman Empire that saw the Christian Community as a social instability and threatened Christian Community’s existence through severe persecutions. The dragon also could be a presentation of Perpetua’s father, which I will discuss in detail in the following paragraphs. Perpetua’s father was seen as the major obstacle for Perpetua to fully obtain Christian faith....   [tags: life of a female martyr] 3143 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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Love, Revenge, and Passion - ... Perhaps they shared so deep a bond because they had none other to turn to; “their love...is founded on rejection…it is their only escape from the abuse and rejection they suffer in their home”( Levy). Upon the introduction of another companion, Edgar Linton, their respect and adoration for each other began to decay. The previously loyal Catherine began to reveal the transient nature of her affections after spending time with the refined Linton family. After realizing that she was able to capture the attention of Edgar Linton, a good looking and well behaved young man, Heathcliff lost his appeal....   [tags: Emily Bronte romance in ]
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Inconstant Passion with Consequences - ... What a deal of brine Hath washed thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline!” (II.iii.65-70) The Friar is attempting to exemplify Romeo’s instant transition from Rosaline to Juliet. His mention of the “brine” on Romeo’s cheeks is reference to the tears Romeo has shed for his inability to be with Rosaline. In contrast, Juliet appeared beautiful, available, and willing to return Romeo’s affections. However, she had similar concerns about the rapid tide of Romeo’s love. “Although I joy in thee, I have no joy of this contract tonight....   [tags: Romeo & Juliet, A Midsumernight's Dream]
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Fashion in My Passion - ... I remember as young as the age of four, fashion has been a significant facet of my life. Growing up I was quite the introvert, but fashion bought life to me. I would play dress-up with my grandparent’s clothes and costumes and do a catwalk. I started drawing clothing at the age of five. My aunt and I would sit at the dining room table and create what we liked to call "princesses". I even remember giving my drawings names of the states and their capitols just to help me in geography. Once my family picked up on my love for fashion, I got a sewing machine for Christmas....   [tags: personal narrative] 698 words
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My Passion with Fashion - ... It’s clear I had no idea what I was doing the best part is I was being myself and that’s all that matters. No matter how much I think my style has grown I’m only human and will look back and probably wonder why I wore the outfit I’m wearing sitting here writing this essay. When it comes to fashion its key to make it your own style, nobody is forced to shop off the manikin its just there to guide in some sort of direction to start the shopper off somewhere. No two people on this earth are the same therefore personality is key and your clothes flaunt that....   [tags: personal goals and uniqueness] 773 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 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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A Passion is Worth Risking One's Life - ... The members of the Challenger shuttle crew knew that they could die on the shuttle yet they took the risk and did it, even though it led to their demise (The Crew Of the Challenger 1986). Some people do not know the risks that they take when they do something, others do and yet they do it and continue to do so because it is their love and passion. Steve Irwin wanted to be just like his father, who was an Australian naturalist so Steve also became an Australian wildlife expert. He also knew the risks of being around dangerous predators and capturing them....   [tags: challenger, animals, ranger] 623 words
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The Passion of Jesus Christ and The Son of God - ... This movie shows how Jesus showed compassion and love to people. They are trying to convey that living a pure life full of love and compassion is just as important as Jesus’ death. This movie is trying to convey how Christians should live their lives. It should be a life full of love and compassion. While Jesus was on the cross, there were two prisoners that were crucified with Jesus and one of the prisoners was mocking Jesus, while the other prisoner proclaimed that Jesus did nothing wrong....   [tags: films review and analysis] 1105 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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The Passion of the Christ Directed by Mel Gibson - ... Roman soldiers were always dressed in their armor, and the priests wore robes and headpieces. The common citizens as well as Jesus and his disciples appeared very poor as they wore beat up clothing and lived in less than desirable houses. I thought Mel Gibson did well in depicting the different aspects of roman civilization throughout this movie. The historical material used in directing this movie was the writings of the New Testament. As a Christian myself I am familiar with the New Testament and recognized many parts of it throughout the movie, as well as the people....   [tags: film review] 2125 words
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Hiring Staff with a Passion for Helping People - ... Ethics 3. Quality assurance 4. Professional conduct 5. Equality and discrimination 6. Public Knowledge. 1.Confidentiality- At New Beginnings we are fully committed to maintaining a very high degree of integrity in all of our dealings with any of our current, potential, and past clients, both in terms of normal commercial confidentiality and also the protection of all personal information that is received in the course of providing the services concerned. We extend the exact same standards to each of our clients as well as our associates....   [tags: social workers, case managers, clients] 541 words
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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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My Passion in the Field of Computer Science - ... In India all official work from school to small scale offices is mostly carried out on paper because of a deficit of software and data warehouses. My intent is to start an organization which develops software as per the customer’s requirements and help them to maintain their data on a data warehouse with suitable architectures. To achieve this, I seek a quality graduate education, with rigorous course work and the opportunity for research in web technologies and database management systems. During my undergraduate course, I was a part of a team that started online registrations for the first time in the college festival using a website hosted on a cloud server....   [tags: statement of purpose] 699 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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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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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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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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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 in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare - ... Lysander decided to take a rest and so Hermia was trying to find a cushion when he said “One turf shall serve as pillow for us both. One heart, one bed, two bosoms, and one troth.” (II.ii.41+42) which shows his passion is so strong that he believes he and Hermia is one person. All these instances of passion for love are significant to the play because without it the reader would not understand the amount of emotion behind these characters such as Lysander. It also helps the reader actually absorb the emotions and become the character in the play....   [tags: revenge, love, characters] 630 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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When Our Passion in Life Risks Our Life - ... It “fed her resolve to get back in the water.” (Teen Surf Addict 2) Even though she was putting herself in hazardous situations daily, she used her passion to fuel her, instead of allowing her passion to consume her life. Bethany herself said, “Surfing is an addiction, a pleasure rush.” Bethany Hamilton is unlike Ron Huff from Fatal Attractions, whose “love for animals completed his life.” (Evans 2010) Ron’s love for lizards became an obsession but not one that helped him prosper. Ron was adrift in the world of his reptiles....   [tags: dangerous, healthy obsession, death] 829 words
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Passion Grew into a Worldwide Brand for Coco Chanel - ... It could be the way the words play in my mind like a movie or the way the characters shape themselves in my head. It could be how I react to the character’s death the same way an audience reacts in a play. It could be how it takes me sometimes hours to come up with one line, but one line that is perfect. A writer is like an artist to a painting or the director of a movie except without the paintbrush or video camera. Writing takes me somewhere else; sometimes it’s a beach or a bench at a park....   [tags: perfume, reading, dance] 639 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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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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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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Power of Love in Shakespeare´s Romeo and Juliet - ... Juliet was so in love that she was willing to drink the potion and appear to be dead all to be with the banished Romeo in the end. “God knows we shall meet again./ I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins… (ACT IV, Scene 3, Lines 15-16) Juliet was scared about doing this because she didn't know if it would work right or turn her insane but as Romeo said to her love will make you try almost anything. Juliet was going to extreme of risking all these things because not only was love controlling her but her love was too fond and madly in love with Romeo to not drink it....   [tags: Actions, Passion]
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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 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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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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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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