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Abuse of Power in Doubt, by John Patrick Shanley - Power is earned, not given. There are many different types of power that people can earn. Power becomes a problem when it is not questioned or tested. Therefore, the one with the power would have total control over anything or anyone they wanted, or they would feel that way. People with power feel invincible when it is not questioned. Throughout history it has been proven that this creates a problem. For example, Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal is similar to the scandal with Father Flynn in Doubt....   [tags: John Patrick Shanley]
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Father Flynn in John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt - It is difficult to make the decision if Father Flynn is innocent or guilty. In John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt; a parable, he eclipses the truth very well. The scenes about the toy, the camping trip and the undershirt cause much confusion; causing the audience to go back and forth in their minds and doubt Father Flynn. Law says that people are innocent until proven guilty although; realistically, everyone knows that people are guilty until proven innocent. It is very possible that Father Fynn is only helping Donald, because he is less fortunate than the other students at his school; and it is also very possible that he is hurting the child by molesting him....   [tags: John Patrick Shanley, Doubt]
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Patrick Henry's Famous Speech - Patrick Henry's Famous Speech 'Give me liberty or give me death.' These famous words were uttered by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775, as a conclusion to his speech delivered to the Virginia House of Burgesses. Within his speech, he uses the three rhetorical appeals (ethos, logos, and pathos) to convey a feeling of urgency toward the changes occurring in policy within the Americas implemented by the British government. He cleverly uses these appeals to disrupt the paradigm that Great Britain is going to let the American people have any liberty....   [tags: History Patrick Henry Essays] 882 words
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Patrick Moore – Cofounder of Greenpeace - Patrick Moore – Cofounder of Greenpeace After more than 15 years of co-founding and heading up Greenpeace, Patrick Moore switched sides and views. Instead of the radical environmental activism that Greenpeace encompasses, Moore now focuses on how we can benefit humans while remaining as environmentally safe as possible. Patrick Moore was born in 1947 and raised in Winter Harbour, British Columbia, a fishing and logging village on the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island often referred to as the Pacific rainforest....   [tags: Biography Environment Patrick Moore Essays]
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Loyalty in Sir Patrick Spens and Bonnie George Campbell - Loyalty in Sir Patrick Spens and Bonnie George Campbell Is loyalty really a thing to die for. Sir Patrick Spens and Bonnie George Campbell Sure did think so in the two poems they were a part of The term loyalty means to be faithful and true to anything one is a part of Both Sir Patrick Spens and Bonnie George Campbell exemplify this trait. This trait of loyalty makes these two characters similar in their poems. They are similar in ways such as how they both have to go on missions, both are leaving something behind, and both are skilled at what they do....   [tags: Patrick Spens Bonnie George] 911 words
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History of St. Patrick's Day - With the main focus of St. Patrick’s Day being that is the celebration feast for the patron saint of Ireland, it was actually the immigrants from Ireland to North America–particularly Boston and New York–that first propagated the annual event. It was in 1737 that the first St. Patrick’s day parade was held in Boston, Massachusetts. Following Boston was New York City’s parade in 1762. From there many traditions were created, one being that Chicago has dyed its river green since 1962. This tradition was first formed by Steven Bailey, a man who thought that he could dye the entire lake green, which would then run down the Chicago River eventually making it to the Irish Sea....   [tags: Ireland, Celebration, Tradition]
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Patrick's Imagination - Patrick is a man with a bold imagination and passion for the landscape of the whirlpool. While peacefully admiring the landscape, Patrick reacts to the sudden sight of Fleda with the thought that “she had been dropped into the middle of the scene for decorative purposes” (Urquhart 33), to add to the essence of the landscape. Patrick instantly forms a connection between Fleda and the whirlpool, joining them both as if there is no significant difference. Hence, Patrick lets his imagination wander about Fleda, but only as long as he keeps his distance from her....   [tags: Literary Review] 821 words
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The History of St. Patrick's Day - The History of St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick of Ireland is probably one of the world's most popular saints. Amongst others such as St. Nicolas and St. Valentine, the entire world shares our love of these saints. This is also a day when everyone is Irish. There are many stories or legends may as you call them but this is his true story. Patrick was born somewhere around 385 in Kilpatrick, Scotland. His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Romans living in Britain in charge of the colonies....   [tags: Papers] 386 words
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Patrick Henry: Opposed to the Constitution - One thing that many people may believe is that everyone in America supported the constitution. Yet, this is not true, especially for Patrick Henry. Although Henry refused to serve on the Constitutional Convention, Madison needed Henry's persuasive ways. Henry had a way to make people agree with his ideas and was very charismatic. Even though Henry didn't serve on the Constitutional Convention, he was still present to put in his word. As soon as the meetings opened, Henry began to argue against the Constitution....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Biography of Joseph Patrick Kennedy - Biography of Joseph Patrick Kennedy Joseph Patrick Kennedy was a very successful banker and film executive, born in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 6, 1888. Considered by many to be America’s version of the “royal family,” the Kennedy’s of Boston, Massachusetts have enjoyed triumphs and seen tragedy during the 20th century. As the family patriarch, Joseph Patrick Kennedy instilled values of commitment to public service, determination to succeed, and loyalty to family. His father, Patrick Joseph, was a prosperous saloonkeeper....   [tags: Motion Picture Industry Film Producers Essays] 3947 words
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Ending For Samphire By Patrick O'Brien - Ending For Samphire By Patrick O'Brien 'As she pushed him, she felt her arms weak like jelly.' Molly knew the force of pushing this boy was too much for her tired arms, but he still fell downward, quite surprised by Molly's actions. On most occasions the boy would have felt embarrassed by being pushed over by a girl, but instead the boy stood up, stared at her and took his trustworthy chameleon and left. Molly really wanted to catch this figure up, but something, maybe her own pride, had pulled her back....   [tags: Papers] 585 words
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Analysis of Patrick Henry's Speech to the Virginia Convention - “Give me liberty or give me death!” This statement from Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Virginia Convention,” delivered to the House of Burgesses, has been quoted by many, becoming almost cliché. However, the declaration is truly understood by a select few. The unjust Stamp Act passed by the British crown in 1765, brought fame and notoriety to Henry as he spoke out against the unjust taxation without representation. Ten years later on the eve of revolution, Henry calls upon the Colonial government of which he is part, to act for the betterment of the people....   [tags: american history] 844 words
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Diagnosing Psychopathy: The Triarchic Model by Christopher J. Patrick - Psychopathy has fascinated the public for years due to the gruesome and evil portrayal it has received in the media. Psychopathy is defined in the DSM-III as a personality disorder characterized by enduring antisocial behavior, diminished empathy and remorse, and disinhibited or bold behavior (Patrick, Christopher, Fowles, Krueger, Rober, 2009). Psychopathy represents a cluster of different dimensions of personality found amongst the general population to varying degrees (Patrick et al, 2009). The diagnostic definition is meant to be applied to adults, however psychopathology can occur in children....   [tags: childhood, mental illness, meanness]
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Biography of Patrick Henry - Biography of Patrick Henry Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. These noble, forthright words were spoken by a fiery young patriot and great orator who had dedicated his life to the goal of winning rights for the people of America. Patrick Henry was born on May 29 of the year 1736 in Studley, Hanover County, Virginia. He grew up in a Presbyterian believing home, Patrick's father, John Henry, was a Scott, who taught Patrick most of his schooling until he was about fifteen....   [tags: Papers] 1523 words
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Comparison of Thomas Paine and Patrick Henry: Revolutionary Tract - The 1770s proved to be a time of much chaos and debate. The thirteen colonies, which soon gained their independence, were in the midst of a conflict with Great Britain. The colonies were suffering from repeated injuries and usurpations inflicted upon them by the British. As a result of these inflictions, Thomas Paine and Patrick Henry addressed these injustices, and proved to be very persuasive through providing reasoning and evidence that moved many colonists to believe that to reach contentment and peace the colonies had to rid themselves of British rule....   [tags: Speech, american crisis]
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Patrick Süskind's Portrayal of Grenouille as a Monster in Perfume - This world has been exposed to the concepts of many monsters, such as mythical creatures and mythic humanoids. These monsters' goal is to either protect or kill with purpose,and there exists the concept of one monster that murders innocents , with the purpose of creating scents. In the novel Perfume by Patrick Süskind, the author portrays this monster as Grenouille. Süskind has this character that intentionally murders many people for their scent, regardless of their age, or maturity. Grenouille is a monster as he misuses the power of scent to escape worldly problems and attract love....   [tags: power of smell, mythical creatures]
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Language and Racial Identity in Texaco by Patrick Chamoiseau - Explaining Texaco Patrick Chamoiseau’s Texaco is a captivating novel that traces the history of Martinique from the time it was a slaveholding French colony to its present status as a part of France. Primarily narrated by the personal stories of Marie-Sophie Laborieux and her father, Esternome, Texaco provides a personal and communal record of the black experience in Martinique that a traditional record of history could not provide. Marie-Sophie’s narrative exposes the book’s main theme: language....   [tags: Martinique, French, Slavery]
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Leadership in The Things They Carried by Patrick O’Brien - Natural born leaders are almost nonexistent in today’s military. Military members have to complete numerous leadership classes as you progress through the military ranks whether you are an enlisted or as an officer. There are many attributes that people would have to possess to be considered a great leader. Some of those attributes include honesty, respect, trustworthy, and enthusiasm just to name a few. There have been many leaders I have worked with or for over my past 19 years in the Army. One of the most important one would have to be honesty....   [tags: military, integrity, honesty] 612 words
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Common Sense: Give Me Liberty by Patrick Henry - Give Me Liberty Patrick Henry said give me liberty or give me death. In the book Common Sense that is the feel throughout the book and what I think the majority of the Americans that were fighting wanted along with being their motto. The second book I read called Paul Revere’s Ride by David Fischer had that same common theme weaved thought the book. I think that it is a huge similarity throughout both books. It was a different time back then and people today do not understand what they went through or what kind of sacrifices the people made so that we can have the freedom that we do today as Americans....   [tags: political climate, change, crisis]
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Patrick Henry - Patrick Henry Patrick Henry was a great patriot. He never used his fists or guns to fight for his country, but he used a much more powerful weapon at which he held great skill: his words. Possibly the greatest orator of his time, his speeches such as "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" struck a cord in the American spirit of those who opposed oppression and tyranny. Henry was born on May 29th, 1736 in Studley, Virginia. His schooling was basic; elementary school, then trained in the classics by his father....   [tags: essays research papers] 527 words
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Dear Patrick, - Dear Patrick, I wake in the morning. I dress: khakis, black tank top, denim jacket. Leather belt hanging low on the hips. A pink scarf around the neck for a feminine touch. There is an exhibit at the Met I've been wanting to see: "Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed." I go, because I'm drawn to it, drawn to how we have altered our bodies throughout the centuries with fashion, flashing womanhood like a neon sign. How we have created ourselves through dress, over and over again. There is one piece in particular that catches my attention, a long gown sewn with scales and feathers, myriad, iridescent, with the torso sculpted as a snake's belly....   [tags: Creative Writing Letter Essays]
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Review of The Great Betrayal by Patrick Buchanan - Review of The Great Betrayal by Patrick Buchanan Synopsis of book: Patrick Buchanan explains his theory of how free trade is destroying the manual labor working force of America. Summary: Patrick Buchanan was a supporter of free trade from early on in his career until 1987. At that time, while he was seeking the Republican nomination for President, he was on a campaign trip. He visited a small town which was based around a plant. 500 people were about to loose their jobs. He spoke with workers and they blamed competition from international trade....   [tags: Papers] 364 words
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Patrick Henry: Fight against the Constitution - Patrick Henry: Fight against the Constitution Although Henry refused to serve on the Constitutional Convention, Madison needed Henry's persuasive ways. Henry had a way to make people agree with his ideas. Even though Henry didn't serve on the Constitutional Convention, he was still present to put in his word. As soon as the meetings opened, Henry began to argue against the Constitution. This argument went on for three weeks. Henry was aware that the new government had to be strong, but felt that the Constitution made the central government too powerful....   [tags: American America History] 515 words
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Patrick Ferguson Battle of Kings Moutnain - Patrick Ferguson Battle of Kings Moutnain Patrick Ferguson was a cavalry leader of the British army. He joined the army at the age of 14 and by the time the Scotsman came to America to fight patriots he had become a respected, yet controversial leader. He taught his men guerrilla warfare and used camouflage during battles. This made traditional military leaders feel spite towards him because he had broken from the conventional formations. Ferguson was also a great marksman, reputed to be the best shot in the British military....   [tags: essays papers] 460 words
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Patrick Suskind's Use of Visual Imagery - How does the author enable the reader to share the experience of the main character. Patrick Suskind’s use of visual imagery captures the audiences’ sense of smell by dragging the reader into this world of hideous stench. Perfume is unique as it creates a reality by ‘painting a picture’ in the mind of the reader through the olfactory senses. Suskind does, on many occasions, manipulate the readers’ basic instincts through the novel’s protagonist, Jean Baptiste Grenouille....   [tags: essays research papers] 1836 words
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I Know It's Over by Steven Patrick - I Know It's Over by Steven Patrick Summary This is a bleak, perhaps morbid, but sensitive and intelligent song lyric, which most critics see as being about the end of fictional or fantasy relationship. But the interpretation can be much deeper, indeed, a bottomless pit for those who are inclined to wallow in helplessness and suicidal thoughts. There are four distinct sections that are not entirely connected and this leads to a variety of interpretations in linking them, enabling the audience to project their own feelings onto the words....   [tags: Papers] 606 words
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Doubt: Comparing the Play and Movie - The differences between the movie doubt and the play have significant differences that would influence ones opinion about certain characters and situations in the story. Though the differences are few one would agree that at least one of these differences are game changers or at the very least they get you thinking and having doubts of your own. John Patrick Shanley creates a movie as a whole I feel was more informative than the play. In the play you have 4 characters Sister Aloysius, Father Flynn, Sister James, and Mrs....   [tags: film, john patrick shanley]
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The Importance of Hygiene in Perfume: Patrick Süskind’s novel Perfume - In eighteenth-century France, the standard of hygiene was at an all-time low. In Patrick Süskind’s novel, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, hygiene plays a key role in developing character behavior. Süskind portrays a setting of poor hygiene in order to conceal character motives. This is evident through several main characters and several other minor characters such as Grenouille’s mother, Father Terrier, Grenouille, Grimal and Taillade-Espinasse. Understanding how Süskind manipulates hygiene to disguise character aims enables the reader to have a better knowledge of the human values and morals of the time period....   [tags: france, poor hygiene, smells]
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Grenouille Becomes God in Perfume: Patrick Suskind’s Perfume - Patrick Suskind’s Perfume takes place during Enlightenment Period France, and follows the life of a perfumer, Grenouille, who possesses a particular sense of smell and traverses throughout France on a journey to create the perfect scent. Suskind embraces Enlightenment ideals when Grenouille challenges the power of God in response to Grenouille’s attainment of control over his destiny and the destiny of others in Perfume. Suskind portrays Grenouille as all facets of God, who embodies the characteristics of Creator, Savior, and Destroyer....   [tags: scent, enlightenment period, smell]
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Great Leaders - Nnamdi Azikiwe and Patrick Henry - Great Leaders - Nnamdi Azikiwe and Patrick Henry Both Nnamdi Azikiwe and Patrick Henry though they lived more than two hundred years apart from each other, were leaders of their own time. They both lived through unbearable, and inhumane conditions. Nnamdi Azikiwe through slavery in Nigeria, and Patrick Henry through the unbearable things that Great Britain had placed upon the colonists. The conditions in both of their times might have been similar, but certainly not equal. The Africans were under much worse conditions than the colonists....   [tags: World History] 1148 words
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Patrick Geddes Revisiting Ideas Behind the Evolution of Sex - Synopsis of the Reading and Its Impact in History Patrick Geddes Revisiting Ideas Behind the Evolution of Sex During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, scientists armed with important discoveries and novel techniques began to reevaluate the theories of race and sex. One of the important thinkers of this time was the Scottish biologist Patrick Geddes. Like many other scientists of the time, Geddes applied Darwinian evolutionary theory to other non-scientific contexts....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Dehumanization of Children and Death in Perfume: the Story of a Murderer - Patrick Süskind, a German author, wrote Perfume: the Story of a Murderer in 1986 and sets the novel in eighteenth century France. Süskind dehumanizes children in order to remove emotion from death. He fulfills the concept by using aspects that tend to develop the beliefs and perspectives of a child. During a child’s life, they obtain influences from religion, abuse, self-value, and other children. All the aspects reflect in a child’s life and in Perfume, dehumanization links to those factors and eventually leads to the absence of sensitivity to death....   [tags: Patrick Süskind, christian principles, Grenouille]
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Motiveless Malignity and O - In his review of Tim Blake Nelson’s O, Patrick Finn criticizes the modern adaptation of Othello for its superficiality saying, “in this Othello, true anger comes from the steroids and cocaine that rich kids take to enhance performance,” and “malignity, in this sense, is no longer motiveless, but is instead the result of bad parenting” (85). The film departs from its source material by attempting to explain Hugo’s duplicity through a desperate, if childish, need for attention. As a result, the film loses the ambiguity and impact of Iago’s “motiveless malignity,” and the departure has far-reaching effects on the overarching message of the film....   [tags: Tim Blake Nelson, O Patrick]
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Comparing Edwards' Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and Patrick Henry's Speech in the Virginia Convention: Who Made the Best Argument? - Jonathan Edwards creates a more effective argument for the intended audience in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” than “The Speech in the Virginia Convention” written by Patrick Henry, by utilizing various techniques. Patrick Henry makes a strong argument however in the end, Edwards’ sermon grows to be more effective. Edwards creates the argument by strengthening the writing through tone, structure, fallacies and knowledge of the congregation that became his audience. Henry’s piece uses methods of oratory persuasion but the actual topic of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” has an advantage from the start by appealing to fear, a fallacy of logic....   [tags: compare/contrast, ] 737 words
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All Souls: A Family Story From Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald - All Souls: A Family Story From Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald By Micheal Patrick MacDonald. (Ballentine Books under The Random House Publishing Corporation, 1999, 266pp. $14.00) Michael Patrick MacDonald saw hatred animated on a Friday in the early days of October. Some people were reading the newspaper in brightly lit kitchens. Some children were coloring with brightly hued crayons. Some fathers were getting into cars in front of their beautiful homes. But there were no crayons, bright kitchens, or fathers in nice cars on Dorchester Street in Southie that day....   [tags: MacDonald Michael Family Story Southie] 966 words
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Paine and Henry´s Influence on the American Revolution - The eighteenth century, a time of turmoil and chaos in the colonies, brought many opinionated writers to the forefront in support or refutation of the coming American Revolution. This highly controversial war that would ultimately separate the future United States of America from Great Britain became the center of debate. Two writers, both of whom supported the Revolution, now stand to fully illuminate one side of the debate. Thomas Paine, a radical propagandist, wrote many pieces during this time including “The Crisis Number 1” (1776)....   [tags: eighteenth century, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry] 963 words
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A Land Rembered by Patrick D. Smith - The novel, A Land Remembered, is the epic saga of three generations of MacIveys. The novel begins with a flash back, from the last generation MacIvey, Sol. Sol was a real estate tycoon in Miami and the surrounding areas. He has chosen to give up his life in Miami to live his last hours in the cabin in Punta Rassa , Florida; the cabin his grandfather had built. Thus, the three generations of MacIveys in Florida ends. The first generation of MacIveys consisted of the father and husband, Tobias, the mother and wife, Emma, and their young son, Zech....   [tags: essays research papers] 1574 words
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Letter To Sir David Maxwell Patrick Fyfe - I, Iris, sister of Derek William Bentley strongly feel that huge injustice has been done because an innocent man life is in jeopardy and has been convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Derek's childhood was very difficult for all us to deal with, it was worse for Derek because since the day he was born, hours later he was taken into hospital again and diagnosed with bronchial pneumonia. We had to take a lot of continuous care and a few blood transfusions in order to save his life....   [tags: Derek William Bentley] 871 words
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Give me Freedom or Give Death by Patric Henry - Throughout his speech, Henry referenced a variety of Biblical themes. What are some of the most striking references Henry used. Why would these themes have resonated with his audience. This speech is timeless and would stir the patriotic spirit in many people. The message it contains can work for us today as well as it did for the colonists it was originally written for. Throughout time none of the power in this speech has diminished. It was a call for a young nation to say enough and stand up and fight for the liberty they so desired and deserved....   [tags: christianity, bible, god]
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Patrice Lumumba - More than Words Since the late 1800’s, almost all of Africa had been under European colonial rule, but this changed drastically in 1960. Sixteen African nations gained their independence that year, including the former Belgian Congo, which became the Democratic Republic of the Congo on June 30. One of the key personalities that made this possible was Patrice Lumumba, who experienced widespread support in gaining independence and became the first Prime Minister of the DROC. However, he lost much of this support once he was in office, and lasted fewer than 200 days....   [tags: Congo Independence]
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Patrice Emry Lumumba - Patrice Emry Lumumba, a martyr for a worthy cause, of a foolish man with unrealistic hopes and ambitions. Due to his hard work, unrelenting persistence, and aspirations, his homeland, the Congo, gained their independence from the colonizing country of Belgium July 1st, 1960. Not long after though, there was a price over his head, and he only got to see the payoff of his work for a little less than six months. What killed Patrice Lumumba is a combination of many players including the actions he himself took, other political powers like Sese Seko Mobutu, Moise Kapensa Tshombe, and Joseph Kasavubu, and the other influential nations including the colonizing country of Belgium....   [tags: Congo Independence History] 998 words
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Patrice Lumumba’s Struggle Against Belgian Imperialism - Patrice Lumumba’s Struggle Against Belgian Imperialism It is hard to believe that in 2002 there is still imperialism being practiced in the world, but the fact of the matter is, it is. Imperialism is the policy of extending a nation’s territory or power by establishing dominance over other nations. A modern example of imperialism is the Congo. At the 1885 Berlin Conference, where the European powers carved up most of Africa among themselves, they sanctioned the claim of Belgian King Leopold II to sole authority over the Congo, a land mass 75 times the area of Belgium....   [tags: Politics Political Essays]
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Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman - Experiencing new worlds and encountering new dilemmas, magic, wisdom, truth: all of these elements characterizes the context of the book Of Water and Spirit by Malidona Patrice Some. Here, magic and everyday life come to an affinity, and respect and rituals are necessary tools to survive. The author portrays the Dagara culture in a very specific way. This culture makes no differentiation between what is natural, or "normal", and what is supernatural, or magical. Ancestors compound the core of communities and individuals....   [tags: Malidoma Patrice Somé] 679 words
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Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman - The spoken word is a powerful tool. In contrast to written text, oration has an added emotional quality that is conveyed in the quivering of the vocal cords and the tambour of the voice. Words may tell the story, but the voice makes it come alive. Malidoma Patrice Some recounts his life story in the audio version Of Water and Spirit. Sadly, you know that as Malidoma narrates his life, he is simultaneously reliving it, making it more vivid for the listener. Malidoma’s story, however, is not the story of one man’s struggle in a world slowly being dominated by European society....   [tags: Malidoma Patrice Somé] 915 words
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Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman - Of Water and the Spirit is more than simply an account of Malidoma's life and initiation, it is a detailed description of the worldview of a Dagara man, who is forcibly subjected to traditional Western thought for fifteen years and then returns to his home physically, at first, but spiritually only once he goes through initiation, or what the Dagara call the Baar. Malidoma's recount of his story, being very similar to the storytelling of an African Griot, uses amazing imagery that allows the listener to sincerely experience his thoughts and actions and the things he sees, hears, and feels throughout his early life up to now....   [tags: Malidoma Patrice Somé] 776 words
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Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman - It is quite ironic that Malidoma’s name so accurately depicts the life mission to which he so persistently tries to accomplish. Indeed, the magnificence behind Of Water and the Spirit lies in Malidoma’s approach in trying to "befriend a stranger" and educate rather than defame the Western world. The vividness and conviction to which he explains his grandfather’s life and the events in his initiation, which seem whimsical to any Westerner, definitely remind one that Malidoma’s tribe belongs to a world so remarkably different to the West....   [tags: Malidoma Patrice Somé] 923 words
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Should Parenting Be a Right or a Privilege in "Gone Baby Gone" - “Gone Baby Gone” is a film that will haunt our mind after watching it. It will make people to constantly change their views. Especially to the end, people will start thinking about actor's decision is right or wrong. In this film, there are conflicts of emotions of the characters. We can see the contradictions inside their heart. Should Patrick get Amanda back to her mother’s side. Should Amanda leave her own mother and continue to stay with Jack. Parenting should be something from the heart to provide the children a warm and loving home....   [tags: Film Review] 982 words
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In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje - “In the Skin of a Lion,” by Michael Ondaatje In the novel, “In the Skin of a Lion,” by Michael Ondaatje, the main character, Patrick Lewis, searches for identity and light. Without these elements, he lacks love and cannot survive the world. A passage in chapter three describes him as a lonely man that is isolated from the world around him. “Clara and Ambrose and Alice and Temelcoff and Cato- this cluster made up a drama without him. And he himself was noting but a prism that refracted their lives....   [tags: Skin Lion Michael Ondaatje Essays] 1025 words
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The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje - The book The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje, shows the effects that World War II had on soldiers, as well as the nurses involved in the war. Hana, a nurse during the war, goes through the devastating loss of her father, Patrick, who dies in the war. Hana then commits her life to helping a burnt, disfigured, and severely wounded man, referred to as the English patient. Hana decides to stay with the dying English patient, whom she loves like her own father, in the makeshift hospital, despite being told how dangerous it was for her....   [tags: The English Patient Essays]
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