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Alice Walker's Meridian: The Exploitation of Idealism - In this historical and realistic novel, Meridian, written by Alice Walker, portraying the brutalities of life which most African Americans, especially women in the deep South, were forced to endure during the civil rights movement in the 1960s was a both a universal hardship and triumph for all of society. As the main character, Meridian Hill, repeatedly questions the value of her life through death and rebirth, she also seeks to discover the idealized woman, whom certain people repeatedly try to see inside of her while she repeatedly tries to bury that notion in the ground....   [tags: Book Analysis, Racial Issues, Civil Rights Era] 1037 words
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Context, Violence and Leadership in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian” does a marvelous job of highlighting the violent nature of mankind. The underlying cause of this violent nature can be analyzed from three perspectives, the first being where the occurrence of violence takes place, the second man’s need to be led and the way their leader leads them, and lastly whether violence is truly an innate and inherent characteristic in man. Cormac McCarthy once said, “I think the notion that the species can be improved in some way, that everyone can live in harmony is a really dangerous idea.” (Overview) This quote leaves us with the impression that humanity as a whole is innately violent, and we will explore this idea by examining...   [tags: Gang, Bloodshed, War]
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Depravity and Destruction in Blood Meridian - Depravity and Destruction in Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian is a passionate, lyrical, and ugly novel of depravity and destruction of life in the Old West. It is a story of a hellish journey where violence and corruption are currency in a life of murder and treachery. Contrasting scenes of scenic beauty, poetically described by McCarthy, are negated by his gruesome accounts of despicable scenes of human cruelty in the examination of evil. Like all of McCarthy's earlier novels, Blood Meridian (1985) had a lukewarm arrival to the literary world in the sense of sales and publicity, in part due to McCarthy's own aversion to self-promotion (Woodward 28)....   [tags: Blood Meridian Essays] 793 words
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Judge Holden of Blood Meridian - Judge Holden of Blood Meridian Although Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian tells the story of the kid and his journey through the harshest of environments, much of the action in the novel centers around Judge Holden. Judge Holden is a mystery from his very first appearance in the novel and remains so until the very end of the novel, when he is one of the few characters surviving. The kid first comes face to face with Holden in a saloon after a riot and eventually joins with Holden and a gang of misfit scalp-hunters to roam the Mexican-American borderlands....   [tags: Blood Meridian Essays] 679 words
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The Setting of Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy's setting in Blood Meridian is a landscape of endless and diverse beauty. McCarthy highlights the surprising beauty of combinations of scrubby plants, jagged rock, and the fused auburn and crimson colors of the fiery wasteland that frame this nightmarish novel. Various descriptions, from the desolate to the scenic, feature McCarthy's highly wrought, lyrical prose. Such descriptions of the divine landscape seem to serve a dual function. While being an isolated highlight to this gruesome novel, McCarthy's beautiful setting also serves as an intricate device in defining the novel's themes and creating the reality in which it is set....   [tags: Blood Meridian Essays] 745 words
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Journey through Hell in Blood Meridian - Journey through Hell in Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian details what can only be described as the kid's journey through hell. Throughout the novel McCarthy gives the reader the sensation of being in hell. The is brutal and unforgiving physical setting adds a hellish atmosphere in which there is no evidence of any morals or sympathy for the innocent. Judge Holden is even described in terms reminiscent of the devil. All of these factors lead the reader to compare the kid's journey through the Mexican-American border country with a descent into hell....   [tags: Blood Meridian Essays] 715 words
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The Color of Water: Remembering the Past - Philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Studying history is necessary for people to avoid making the same mistakes. Whether it is about a country’s glory or personal misfortune, analyzing the past provides valuable lessons for people from all ages. They can draw wisdom and adjust their present behaviors. In his memoir, The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother, James McBride illustrates this concept when he quests his mother Ruth’s old times and his new world....   [tags: history, the past, memories, james mcbride]
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One’s Past is Like a Shadow - Zadie Smith’s White Teeth epigraph “What is past is prologue,” means that what has occurred in the past has led up to what is happening in the future or present. Smith illustrates the struggles three families go through for identity, legacy, striving for a good future while holding onto the traditions of the past, and maintaining ones religion or beliefs. Through the text, the thematic significance of the past occurs often with the recurring flashbacks which sometimes goes as far back to 1857; with Samad’s mutinous great-grandfather and 1907 with Irie’s past about her great-grandmother and white colonial great-grandfather....   [tags: zadie smith, past, white teeth]
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Did I Do That?: A Look Back at Past Mistakes - Admit it, if you had the opportunity to go back in time to smack your younger self in the face you would. It would be a dream come true, just to be able to look directly into the eyes of the little fifth grade version of yourself and then take a huge front hand swing right to the side of the face. I’m getting excited just thinking about it. The younger versions of ourselves were stupid and we did embarrassing things. By going back in time and leaving a big red mark on your own child like face, you would be doing your younger self a favor....   [tags: proud, past, consequences, change] 997 words
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Meridian, by Alice Walker - The women of the late sixties, although some are older than others, in Alice Walker’s fiction that exhibit the qualities of the developing, emergent model are greatly influenced through the era of the Civil Rights Movement. Motherhood is a major theme in modern women’s literature, which examines as a sacred, powerful, and spiritual component of the woman’s life. Alice Walker does not choose Southern black women to be her major protagonists only because she is one, but because she had discovered in the tradition and history they collectively experience an understanding of oppression that has been drawn from them a willingness to reject the principle and to hold what is difficult....   [tags: Motherhood, Traditions] 864 words
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Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian - In the novel Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy, he illustrates how bloody and gruesome the expansion to the west really was. Deconstruction is defined as “a critique of the hierarchical oppositions that have structured western thought: inside/outside, mind/body, literal/metaphorical, speech/writing, presence/absence, nature/culture, form/meaning” (Culler 126). The author uses deconstruction so that the reader can see how dark the movement to the west was. As previously mentioned, deconstruction of a culture can take place in one’s mind, and by reading this book, the reader’s thoughts on American westward expansion changes because of the dark elements the author uses in his book....   [tags: novels, literary analysis]
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Analysis of Denise Levertov's A Time Past - Analysis of Denise Levertov's A Time Past   In Denise Levertov's poem, "A Time Past," she focuses on an inanimate object that reminds her of a former love and her many feelings about their relationship and its termination.  In addition, she comments on other special people in her life and moments she spent with them.  Levertov seems to share her very real and personal feelings in this poem.  It is not totally clear whether or not she is reflecting on her life with her former husband, Mitchell Goodman, in the poem but it is very possible.  Goodman was "arraigned with other notable persons for 'conspiracy'" during the Vietnam War (1110).  The two may have divorced soon after this in...   [tags: Levertov Time Past Essays] 2216 words
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Marcel Proust Defines the Self in Remembrance of Things Past - Marcel Proust Defines the Self in Remembrance of Things Past Proust seems to be unique among the twentieth century authors in that his denial of rational thought is through the use of sensation to respond to the problem--instead of experience, for example--by defining the self as a retrievable essence comprised of all past experiences. Our human condition is defined by mortality, contingency, and discontentment. This reality combined with the new outlooks of relationships between our lives and the objects that surround us in our world, have caused authors in the twentieth century to question traditional Western thought....   [tags: Remembrance Things Past]
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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy - Blood Meridian The ending of the Blood Meridian is both abstruse and compelling. The setting when the kid first walks into town (pp.324) seems almost too familiar. This town could be any number of different towns located throughout the Midwest, but it seems strangely related to the town of Nacogdoches. The Kid, once thought to be on some sort of migratory movement to the West, has now completed a full circle and has returned to the place of his birth. Birth not in the physical sense of being delivered from his mother’s womb, but rather the Kid experienced a rebirth in the form of one of the judge’s “great clay voodoo dolls (pp.13).'; Throughout the whol...   [tags: essays research papers] 790 words
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Blood Meridian - In Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy describes a lawless and godless group of men ordained to cleanse the West of lesser people. This group wanders through the West leaving a trail of slaughtered people in their trail. The emptiness and ruthlessness of their hearts is reflected in the harsh and unforgiving landscape. McCarthy uses reoccurring themes of war, religion, and dance to paint a graphic picture of the savageness of life in the West. As men ordained on a mission, Glanton's Gang is paid to seek out the scalps of Apaches and return them to the Mexican town of Chihuahua City....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy] 1226 words
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Sheltering Sky versus Blood Meridian - Extreme circumstances bring about substantial changes in people. At least that is what Paul Bowles and Cormac McCarthy seem to be saying in the writing of their respective books, The Sheltering Sky and Blood Meridian. Both authors place their characters in difficult locations, dealing with difficult people and expect them to emerge changed, for better or for worse. In The Sheltering Sky, Bowles takes his American trio and places them in the desert lands of the African continent where the wide, dry impossibly desolate terrain takes its toll on their minds and bodies....   [tags: Paul Bowles Cormac McCarthy] 1017 words
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Analysis of manifest destiny as depicted in Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy - Analysis of manifest destiny as depicted in Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Violence has always been part of society. A cursory glance at the evolutionary periods to the classical ages up to the modern time shows that many breakthroughs were made after violent upheavals to either remedy the wrongs in society or to ensure survival of one group against the other. Such instances include the wars for territory where one group was faced by extinction if they didn’t rise up in arms such as the regular French-Germanic wars....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Death in T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Maddy's No Past, No Present, No Future - Death in T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Maddy's No Past, No Present, No Future Death is an inevitable fact that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. Whether it is losing a friend, family member, someone famous and well known, or finally themselves, everyone knows what it's like to deal with the topic of death. In The Wasteland T. S Eliot is describing death with a very different approach which makes death seem poetic yet very dreary and uninviting. On the other hand, in Yulisa Amadu Maddy's book No Past, No Present, No Future death is not poetic at all but very cold and melancholy....   [tags: Death Eliot Maddy Wasteland Future Past Essays]
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Life Lessons in Yulisa Amadu Maddy’s No Past, No Present, No Future - Life Lessons in Yulisa Amadu Maddy’s No Past, No Present, No Future An age-old cliché states that one really never appreciates what he or she has until it is gone. Does this mean that nobody has ever truly appreciated the gift of life while living. Such an assumption cannot easily be made because no one can truly know the experiences or feelings. One can only try to understand by relating it to personal experience. On the other hand, this cliché would seem to explain the changes that people undergo as a result of a close brush with death....   [tags: Death Maddy No Past Present Future Essays] 1020 words
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T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Yulisa Maddy’s No Past No Present No Future - Death and Dying in T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Yulisa Maddy’s No Past No Present No Future I am immortal. Although I realize that I will die, I don’t believe it. The fear of death motivates me to ignore my mortality and, in motivating me to ignore, allows me to live a jaded, happy life. If death were a predominant thought, then appreciating life would seem difficult—unless of course I changed my name to Harold. Everyone confronts the idea of death sooner or later; different people just deal with death in different ways....   [tags: Eliot Wasteland Maddy Future Present Past Essays] 1224 words
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A Sense Of The Past - How far do you agree that the characters and events in the play are shaped by a sense of the past and this is the basis of their tragedy. Tennessee Williams intended the past to be one of the main themes of the play. The narrator of the play Tom is telling us a story from his memory. Williams intended to show the inescapability of the past by using many different techniques to convey this to the audience. The play is unrealistic because it comes from a characters memory. Memories are fromed from experiences from the past and can be manipulated and subjective....   [tags: Plays] 1116 words
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The Paintings of the Past - An important communication tool was utilized during the Neolithic time. Cave drawings are essential to archeologists today because it is man’s method to illustrate the story of evolution. The symbols, colors, and locations will catch the eye of many, but the ultimate question still remains. How do the cave and rock drawings connect to the prehistoric times. Why is it important. Where is it located. The importance of Art presents archeologist with a picture into the Past. From Cave and rock art, to the preservation of the paintings, to finally the meaning behind the art, archeologists then can discover how people lived and what it was like back then....   [tags: research paper, neolithic time, caves]
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A Hobby Of the Past - Life would be absolutely tedious and dull without hobbies. Everyone has an activity they like to do on a daily basis. Whether it be reading a good book, playing Sudoku or crosswords, gardening, or color coding the sock drawer; everyone has their own unique hobby that they have adapted to. My hobby is a thing of the past that I have not participated in in a long time. However, ten years ago, I had no inkling that my hobby would be my career that I will pursue in the future. This activity originally started when I was about six years old....   [tags: Autobiography, Personal Experience]
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The Connection of Mortality with One’s Love of Life in T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Yulisa Amadu Maddy's No Past No Present No Future - The Connection of Mortality with One’s Love of Life in T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Yulisa Amadu Maddy's No Past No Present No Future Through many writers’ works the correlation of mortality and love of life is strongly enforced. This connection is one that is easy to illustrate and easy to grasp because it is experienced by humans daily. For instance, when a loved one passes away, even though there is time for mourning, there is also an immediate appreciation for one’s life merely because they are living....   [tags: Eliot Wasteland Maddy No Past Present Essays]
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Ethics in Journalism: The Past and Now - From the times of Walter Williams to now, journalism and especially ethics have been changing. Ethics in journalism is very important for journalists in today’s society. Williams was a 20th century journalist that founded the first American journalism school, the School of Journalism at Indiana University (Ibold). He brought a global perspective to journalism at a critical point while American journalism and code of ethics were developing (Ibold). Everything changes with time. So, has ethics in journalism changed from the past to now....   [tags: Journalism]
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Is Human Spaceflight a Thing of the Past? - "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." - Neil Armstrong (Dunbar). When Armstrong took those first steps on the moon he probably never realized that, in the future, people would be questioning whether we should continue spaceflight. Some question whether human space flight is worth all the money that goes into it. So why not send robots, others inquire, they are less expensive to send. Some question whether space flight is necessary at all and plead with others to focus on the problems we face here on Earth....   [tags: space exploration, space flights, apollo 13]
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The Hamartia of Successful Leaders of the Past - When looking at successful leaders of the past, each one had a hamartia, or a flaw, that destroyed their rule. For example, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was one of the greatest rulers Egypt has ever had, but too much power lead to prison. Being in power for 30 years, Hosni Mubarak had an economic growth of 5-6% for the last 5 years, he kept peace for 30 years, he had no religious elements in politics, he gave freedom to leave and enter Egypt, he gave freedom to transfer money in and out of Egypt and had good relations with most of the world....   [tags: flaw, dies, suffers, king] 1506 words
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History and Accurately Reconstructing the Past - The past is complicated and often difficult to comprehend, making reconstructing history a challenging task. When trying to piece together the past, there are numerous issues that can arise for historians, mostly catered toward sources - anything historians use to gain information on the past. Among these issues, the most prominent include reliability of said sources, bias, and lack of information. These problems only serve to complicate the process of reconstructing the past accurately....   [tags: Bias, Sources, Events]
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The Past and Future of Suspension Bridges - For many centuries, mankind has worked tirelessly to adapt his environment to his needs. This means artificially fertilizing soil, genetically engineering plants, even attempting to create rain artificially (Mone). However, sometimes, water has gotten in the way, so, when man wants to build his roads across them, his solution was: Pick up the road and carry it across. Many suspension bridges are already well known for their frequent usage. For example, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Union Bridge connecting England to Scotland, and the Brooklyn Bridge, which expands New York City to surrounding islands....   [tags: Bridges, engineering, ] 985 words
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Letters Are a Thing from the Past - Letters Are a Thing from the Past When was the last time you wrote a hand written letter. Probably, “not recent.” When was the last time you sent an e-mail. You’re thinking, “I’ve sent a couple just today.” Smart phones, laptops, and tablets are taking over the world. Texting is the number one way of communication these days. The advancement of technology is the reason why hand-written letters are a thing from the past. Technology is the main reason why hand written letters are getting lower and lower in quantity....   [tags: communication methods and influence of technology] 739 words
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Chinese Immigrants of the Past and Present - Chinese immigrants to the United States of America have experienced both setbacks and triumphs in the quest to seek a better life from themselves and their families. First arriving in America in the mid-1800s to seek jobs and escape poor conditions in their home country, the Chinese found work as labors and settled in areas known as Chinatowns (Takaki 181-183). In the early years, these immigrants experienced vast legal racism and sexism as women were forbidden to enter the country and the Chinese Exclusion Act prevented laborers from entering the country for years (Takaki 184-192)....   [tags: Chinatown, discrimination]
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Inclusion: The Past, Present, and Future - There are millions of children that are passing through the United States school system every day, not all children possess the same traits, and not all children can learn at the same rate, and do not perform at the same ability. The fact that all children learn differently and some have difficulties learning in general classrooms, special education was put into place to try and take care of these issues. Special education programs were put into place to help all students with disabilities. These children range from general disabilities to more complex and severe disabilities....   [tags: Special Education Essays]
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Lookin Past the Surface of Discipline - When the majority of the population hears the word discipline they automatically associate the word with terms like punish and control. These clichéd adjectives will limit a person’s ability to expand their thinking past an evident definition. This limitation blinds them from seeing more than one interpretation of the word, thus preventing the consideration that maybe discipline is more than just a form of punishment. Discipline is to enforce a firm collection of guidelines either to correct an undesirable behavior or to achieve a certain goal with the intended objective of beneficial results....   [tags: punishments, timeout, self-control] 569 words
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Technology in Education: Past and Present - The history of higher post-secondary learning is a long, interesting, and fruitful one. Universities date back close to a thousand years and has been seen grow, expand, and now become a center for the future of every nation. The fast increasing pace that technology has education and technology has been closely linked and now have their future, success, and fate are carefully intertwined. Because of technology we’re now seeing education finally moving away from the traditional setting and expanding without much restriction....   [tags: Education]
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Criminology in the Past and Today - The Law today is a summary of various principles from around the world from the past and the present. Early practises of law were the foundation of the law that we know and abide by today. These practises were referred to as the Classical school. Over time however, different criminologist have altered and greatly improved the early, incomplete ideas and made them more complete and practical to more modern times. This newer version is referred to as the Positivist school. This rapid change from the classical to the positivist perspective was due to the change and growth of civilization....   [tags: History Crime Law]
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Labor: The Past, Present, and Future - ... He was never unemployed, however, moving forward he left his job at the dental lab to work for Prudential Insurance Company. He found his main occupation through a childhood friend who was in the business. As an Insurance agent, he was a member of an AFL orientated labor union for the agents of Prudential Insurance. He was not a member of the union for long as he was promoted to a Sales Manager position. His managerial position, excluded him from the union, but he still feels favorably toward the labor union stating that they collectively bargained for his contract....   [tags: survey, economic recession, interviews]
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Print- A Thing of the Past - “Ten years ago, everyone bought paper- and hardback books. Many people now read on iPhones, Kindles, Nooks, plus a variety of other electronic devices, and many books are published exclusively as e-reads” (Dawson-Cook 21). As technology progresses, so does the way the world reads. No longer must enthusiastic bookworms pay retail for costly hardcovers or spend hours searching library shelves, only to find their desired book already checked out. Does this mean libraries are going to close. No. Many libraries are already offering eBooks for checkout (Wogan)....   [tags: Paperback Books, Digital, Technology]
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Ping-Pong, A Blast to the Past - Blast to the Past The origins of Table tennis can be traced back to as early as 12th century AD. The game descended from the game of “Royal Tennis” (also know as Court Tennis), which was played during the medieval era. During the 1800’s the game had become quite fashionable among the upper class in England. There was also a board and dice game that was called Table tennis. It wasn’t until the late 1800’s when existing evidence of the game appeared. A set made by one a David foster, which was patented in England which are table versions of the outdoors lawn tennis....   [tags: table tennis, england, championship]
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The Internet: Past, Present, and Future - The Internet Past, Present, and Future Whether easily recognized or not, the internet has changed the way the entire world functions. Innovations as simple as how a businessman in New York acquires his daily schedule, to how a teenager in Japan searches the internet for the next purchase. The internet has simplified many tasks of everyday life, and for many jobs. Anything from obtaining lunch, to filing tax returns can all be done from home with a computer and internet. These tasks are possible because of what started in 1966 by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, innovators such as Robert Kahn, the NSFnet, and modern day technology (Internet History from ARPANET to Broadband...   [tags: communication, ARPANET, innovation] 1791 words
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“Past consideration is no consideration” - A contract is generally considered to be an exchange of promises or an agreement between parties which in due course legally binds the parties; this can be enforced by the English Law. A contract is always, referred to the basic foundations of Contract Law, which refers to promises being kept amongst two parties. It is clear that all people make contracts nowadays and do not even consider for a moment that they are forming contracts; these can be formal or informal, oral or written. In English Law consideration is one of the three main areas of an enforceable contract....   [tags: Law]
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Individualisation - Past and Present - The purpose of this essay is to describe the effect of individualisation and its impact on today’s society in contrast to the past. The main focus will be on women and the changes which have been implemented from the past to the present day. Individualisation has been defined by Ray (2005) as a theory of decision taking by an individual engaged in living ‘a life of ones own’, this has emerged as an influential category of contemporary Western society. It is concerned with the way that social action is increasing mediated through and by the individual person....   [tags: Social Studies] 2188 words
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The Past of South Korea - South Korea is famous of fastest-developed nation in the world; actually South Korea was a really poor country in past era. Many Koreans struggled with starvation because of the Korean War. As a Korean, I would like to introduce the history of my motherland. To write my country, I found many sources from my high school textbook. Yunhun Kim is a professor in Seoul University; he wrote Korean history textbook, South Korea Past to Present, for high school. This book explains well about fact of South Korea in the past era; I will use this book to explain South Korea in the 1960s....   [tags: fastest-developed nation in the world] 1317 words
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Plundering the Past by Picasso - Art evolves over time, adapting influences from past artists, from society and from current events. Recently it seems artwork has taken on a subjectivity that allows artist and viewer alike more of an ability to interpret the artwork. John Richardson’s essay within A Life of Picasso entitled “Plundering the Past,” discusses the approach that viewers of artwork should look at a piece of artwork and try to see the influences the artist had while creating it. These influences could be from past artists or past periods of art history, or it could be influences from events in society....   [tags: Art Analysis, Pablo Picasso, Art History]
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My Past Present and Future - Introduction This paper is supposed to be a reflection of my past and a glimpse into my future. I have a really hard time talking about my past because I don’t recall much of my child hood. I have managed to block out a lot of the memories the bad along with the good. I am not sure why but when I started blocking memories it also took the good along with the bad. So I will tell you what I can remember and what I have been told about my childhood. I will also tell you what my future holds for me and how I plan to reach that goal....   [tags: Personal Experience ]
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Racism: Past, Present and Future - Prologue While coming up with a topic for this paper, one of my questions dealt with war and cultural groups. I will be the first to admit, Racism was the last thing on my mind. The original question being, “How does war affect a Social Culture and how does it stand today?” When I started thinking about Cultures that had been so deeply affected by war, one of the first that came to mind were the Japanese in World War II. Then I recalled what one person had told me of their younger days at college, when they were attending school....   [tags: Racial Issues]
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Genetics: Past, Present and Future - Throughout the ages, patterns of inheritance have always been studied. People have always been curious about what causes the appearance of certain traits in individuals. However, by the time the 21st century commenced, science found that the answers to these questions can be found in each cell of the body. Genes. But what are genes truly. Who were the scientists who contributed towards their discovery. What are the recent advancements in the field of genetics, and what does the future hold for this field....   [tags: Genetic Engineering]
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The Past Affects the Present - ... On the other hand, when Holden is feeling lonely and thinking about death, he suddenly remembers Allie and his funeral. “I have about fifty aunts and lousy cousins…They all came when Allie died, the whole goddam stupid bunch of them. I have this one stupid aunt that kept saying how peaceful he looked lying there. I wasn’t there. I was still in the hospital” (201). When Holden is at his lowest, he seems to go back to the negative aspects of memories. Holden does not talk a lot about not going to Allie’s funeral because it would cause him too much pain....   [tags: J.D. Sallinger's The Catcher in the Rye] 693 words
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Gender Inequalities, Past and Present - In current society, social divisions feature a lot on the prospects of people within each society. This essay will explain how the in such concepts as women being forced into unpaid labour, male dominance over females in employment, the sexualisation of women in the media as well as briefly looking into inequalities within violence. Through discussing each of these concepts, we can compare the historical context of gender inequalities to the present day to see if things have improved or deteriorated in modern society....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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From Past and Present: To Revolution and Struggle - In the mid nineteenth century, England found themselves in the struggle of the Industrial Revolution. It was a time of uncontrollable technological advancement, producing social and economic conflicts. In 1843, there was a report of one and a half million unemployed in England (out of their current population of eighteen million people). The closing of factories and reduction of wages led to the start of severe rioting in the manufacturing districts. Unemployed angry protesters in those districts caused many observers to dread that a large-scale revolution was about to rise....   [tags: England, Industrial Revolution, history]
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