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Impact of Prison on Fyodor Dostoevsky's Poor Folk, The Double, and The Idiot - Impact of Prison on Fyodor Dostoevsky's Poor Folk, The Double, and The Idiot Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky is perhaps one of the most well known but least understood authors from the nineteenth century. His life was one full of misfortune and suffering; his works filled with religious pondering and philosophical discussions. Dostoevsky's life experiences were integrated into the characters in his pieces, both in terms of personality and ideology. An especially important turning point in his life was his arrest and imprisonment at the age of twenty-seven, shortly after the beginning of his writing career....   [tags: Dostoevsky Poor Folk Essays] 2186 words
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Folk Medicine in Appalachia - Folk medicine is created through groups of individuals and spreads due to the diffusion of different ethnic groups. Even though folk medicine is isolated to a region, folk medicine is important in creating the knowledge and treatments of illnesses from past generations. Appalachian folk medicine is unique because of the influence of Native American, African American, and Euro-American cultures. Due to isolation of the region, the elements of Appalachian folk medicine is comprised of outside influences, categories within fork medicine, variations of caregivers, and natural remedies....   [tags: Respiratory Disorders, Diaphoretic Herbs]
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The Folk Tale Legend of Johnny Appleseed - Johnny Appleseed is one of the most illustrious and respected folk tale legends of his era. The only thing different is that his story is not only a folk tale but real story. This paper will explore his travels, contributions and accomplishments throughout his journey. His voyages took him far and wide and expanded for over 50 years. Appleseed’s unconventional way of life, his travels and compassion makes him a celebrated hero today. Many books, movies and plays convey his story. Many communities in the mid-west have streets, buildings, parks and schools with the Appleseed name....   [tags: travels, contribuations, accomplishments] 2167 words
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History of Folk Music in America - History of Folk Music in America "Hillbilly" music grew out of the rich tradition of British folk ballads, songs and hymns brought to North America by British settlers and then adapted to the peculiar circumstances, e.g., biographical names, place names, frontier concerns, of the North American wilderness. It is important to remember that all of the colonies were British, from Maine to Georgia. The exact ethnic origins of the south are difficult to determine and not well documented....   [tags: Music History Research papers]
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Folk Tales - When you where a kid did your parents ever tell you stories about your culture or about your family’s values. Chances are they where telling you a folk tale. Folk tales are stories passed down usually by word of mouth but often they are written down. Folk tales teach a valuable life lesson while entertaining the reader or in some cases the listener. This essay will give examples of three folk tales and go into depth on how they teach lessons and still remain entertaining for children and even adults....   [tags: essays research papers] 639 words
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Southern Folk Music and Race Relations - Southern Folk Music and Race Relations Abstract In this paper, I propose that the history and development of southern folk music may serve as an important vehicle for examining and elaborating the dynamics of southern race relations. I am not suggesting a causal relationship; merely an interactional one. Both southern race relations and southern music are reflections of the social structure of the rural south. In the structurally segregated south, black and white musical traditions display the same divergences and convergences which have historically characterized black/white relations....   [tags: Racism American Culture Research] 5761 words
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The Role of the Circus Folk in 'Hard Times' by Charles Dickens - The Role of the Circus Folk in 'Hard Times' by Charles Dickens The role of the circus is both complex and simple it is in itself a contradiction; it has been placed within the novel to add another dimension to the story of Coketown but also to show how fragile human nature can be. The circus folks role are complicated in their simplicity, they are of course there to carry out the role that they are paid to perform as actors or performers as well as being there for the second more complicated role of showing the notion of fancy within the novel....   [tags: Papers] 1602 words
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Susto, Fright or Soul Loss - Susto, fright or soul loss is a folk illness mainly composes of symptoms of depression, weakness, and loss of appetite. It primarily reflects in Latin Americans cultures, but mostly Indian communities, especially Mexicans. Although, other cultures may suffer from similar symptoms it might not relate to susto. This reading focus on modern descriptions of the cultures affected and the symptoms they present. Also, describes the methods used to revoke the effects of susto on the individual. This investigation focuses primarily on the interviewing of individuals originally from Latin Americans, who have knowledge of susto or agonized from it; and the methods used by the curandero (a) to help the...   [tags: Health, Folk Illness] 1465 words
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Robin Hood: A Thief or a Hero? - ... Robin Hood was not a thief. He was simply taking what was stolen from the common people and giving it back to them. The leader of the country was the true thief. He charged outrageous taxes that the people could barely pay, and oppressed them when they could not pay it. (“Robin Hood: The Folk Hero” 2). This is what makes him a thief. Charging outrageous taxes that almost no one can pay is unnecessarily and maliciously taking something that belongs to someone else for your own benefit. That is basically the definition of thievery....   [tags: villiam, law, poor, stealing, betrayed]
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Naive Art: Southern United States and Balkans Region of Southeastern Europe - While folk art is unique to it's individual cultures we can't help but recognize running themes in subject, style, and feel. From these groups comes a remarkably rich and unique collection of music, food, holidays, arts and crafts, and literature. Naïve Art could simply be classified as folk art, but is distinctly the work of untrained, or rather, self taught artists, many of whom are capable of creating the most evocative and relatable scenes with tools as simple as matchsticks and mud. Contributions from religion, climate, agriculture, politics, and nationality affect these artists, and there is an undeniable congruence in the rich (often naturally derived) color choices, distorted or fant...   [tags: folk art, culture, religion, Rabuzin, creativity]
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The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde and a Selection of Sherlock Holmes Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle - In this essay the representation of the city will be explored in the writing style of the Fin de siècle. This essay will investigate The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde and a selection of Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Both books represent the city differently in some aspects, and in others, share similarities. Point one: dirty Dorian Gray is set in the late 19th century, in the middle of the decadent artistic movement, meaning Dorian would have been a fictitious contemporary of Wilde....   [tags: fin de siècle, poor people, depressing environment]
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Folk Dance Music of Bulgaria - ... Each basic folk dance type use a distinct combination of rhythmic units but it varies across regions. Folk Instrument Gaida is a kind of aerophone with goat-skin bagpipe. There are two types of gaida- Thracian gaida and Rhodopi gaida, the later one is larger and has a deeper sound. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kli_4cXEi4) Kaval is also a kind of aerophone, which is an end-blown flute and very similar to Arabic Ney. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am0op6cqC2g) Gadulka is a kind of chordophones, a bowed string instrument, commonly played in the context of dance music....   [tags: folklore regions, folk instruments]
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Mexican Folk Music: El Corrido - During the late 19th century and early 20th century, a form of Mexican folk music called the corrido gained popularity along the Mexico-Texan border (Saldívar). Growing from the Spanish romance tradition, the corrido is a border ballad “that arose chronicling the history of border conflicts and its effects on Mexican-Mexican culture” (Saldívar). A sort of “oral folk history,” the corrido was studied intensely by Américo Paredes, who then constructed his masterpiece, George Washington Gomez, around the “context and theme” of the corrido (Mendoza 146)....   [tags: Music, Oral Folk History] 1821 words
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Comparison of the Russian Folk Tale “The Wolf and the Goat” and the English Folk Tale “The Wolf and the Three Kittens” - What is common in the tales of different peoples. And how do they differ. I have had many questions and wanted to find the answers. My research is devoted to analysis and comparison of the two tales about animals. The first one is the Russian folk tale "The wolf and the goat" and other one is the English folk tale "The wolf and the three kittens". Comparison began with an introduction to the history of fairy tales: the definition of the genre, the collection and study of fairy tales, with their classification....   [tags: Russia, Folk Tales, Wolf and the Goat, English, Wo] 973 words
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The Mistakes of the Undeserving Poor - The poor have always been analyzed, criticized and examined. Also they have been identified and categorized. Two theories of poverty are the “Undeserving Poor” and the “Deserving Poor. I believe that poverty is global plague, that has been studied and analyzed to come up with a solution to put an end to poverty. The theory of the Deserving Poor, there were those whose inability to support themselves might be considered innocent and permanent, the disabled, the elderly, the parentless, were the most easily recognized and least controversial....   [tags: deserving poor, poverty, sociology,] 698 words
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The Undeserving and Deserving Poor Structure - Having only recently permeated the public and political lexicon, there are few debates that evoke such passion as that of the underclass. Karl Marx tabled the idea of the lumpen proletariat, yet in the modern era, the concept did not take hold in Britain until 1989. Today, the debate focuses on whether frictional forces create a continuum of inequality, or whether a defined underclass does exist. The question asks if 'poor people' belong in a separate underclass, which is a vague definition. There will always be 'poor people', but whether or not this automatically qualifies them as a separate underclass is tenuous at best....   [tags: poor people, social classes, underclass]
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The Souls Of Black Folk by Du Bois - Lynch is a writer and teacher in Northern New Mexico. In the following essay, she examines ways that the text of The Souls of Black Folk embodies Du Bois' experience of duality as well as his "people's." In Du Bois' "Forethought" to his essay collection, The Souls of Black Folk, he entreats the reader to receive his book in an attempt to understand the world of African Americans—in effect the "souls of black folk." Implicit in this appeal is the assumption that the author is capable of representing an entire "people." This presumption comes out of Du Bois' own dual nature as a black man who has lived in the South for a time, yet who is Harvard-educated and cultured in Europe....   [tags: Du bois Essay Sould Black Folk Analysis] 1584 words
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The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B Dubois - The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B Dubois The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B Dubois is a influential work in African American literature and is an American classic. In this book Dubois proposes that "the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line." His concepts of life behind the veil of race and the resulting "double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others," have become touchstones for thinking about race in America. In addition to these lasting concepts, Souls offers an evaluation of the progress of the races and the possibilities for future progress as the nation entered the twentieth century....   [tags: Souls Black Folk W.E. B. Dubois Essays] 3326 words
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W.E.B. DuBois' The Souls of Black Folk - W.E.B. DuBois' The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. DuBois, in The Souls of Black Folk describes the very poignant image of a veil between the blacks and the whites in his society. He constructs the concept of a double-consciousness, wherein a black person has two identities as two completely separate individuals, in order to demonstrate the fallacy of these opinions. J.S. Mill also describes a certain fallacy in his own freedom of thought, a general conception of individuals that allows them to accept something similar to DuBois’ double-consciousness and perpetuates the existence of the veil....   [tags: DuBois Souls Black Folk Sociology Essays] 678 words
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Poor Clare Life Today - The Poor Clares belong to the Order of Saint Clare, which originally used to be called the Order of Poor Ladies. They were the second Franciscan Order to be established. Poor Clare life today has similarities of how it was back in 1212, but it also has some minor differences. They have a strict schedule that they abided by while also still following the powerful mission that the Poor Clares founded. Poor Clare life today is entirely dedicated to God, just as it was back then. Saint Clare was born in 1193 in Assisi into nobility....   [tags: order of Saint Clare, Order of Poor Ladies]
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The Theme of the Veil in W.E.B. Du Bois' Souls of Black Folk - "For now we see through a glass, darkly" --Isiah 25:7 W.E.B. Du Bois's Souls of Black Folk, a collection of autobiographical and historical essays contains many themes. There is the theme of souls and their attainment of consciousness, the theme of double consciousness and the duality and bifurcation of black life and culture; but one of the most striking themes is that of "the veil." The veil provides a link between the 14 seemingly unconnected essays that make up The Souls of Black Folk. Mentioned at least once in most of the 14 essays it means that, "the Negro is a sort of seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second sight in this American world, -a world with yields him no tru...   [tags: Souls of Black Folk Themes]
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Life Behind the Veil in Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk - Life Behind the Veil in Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk Du Bois' metaphor of double consciousness and his theory of the Veil are the most inclusive explanation of the ever-present plight of modern African Americans ever produced. In his nineteenth century work, The Souls of Black Folks, Du Bois describes double consciousness as a "peculiar sensation. . . the sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity" (Du Bois, 3)....   [tags: Souls Black Folk Essays]
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The Gap Between Rich and Poor - The Gap Between Rich and Poor As Christmas time approaches, many Americans start to get excited about returning home to all of the familiar festivities. They imagine the smell of the Christmas tree mixed with the aroma of apple cider or think about all of the Christmas specials on television that they will watch. They can not wait to relax in front of the fireplace with their families and to open all of the Christmas gifts piled under the tree. On the other hand, more than half of the rest of the world will not be having the kind of holiday with presents, fireplaces, and television specials that most Americans are used to....   [tags: Poverty Poor Essays] 1248 words
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Advocating Change for the American Poor - Advocating Change for the American Poor In his review of Leon Dash’s book, Rosa Lee, Dan Cutler feels that the protagonist, Rosa Lee Cunningham, is doomed to a life of poverty because she does not believe she has any chance of success. He says that she had “little faith in the achievement ideology,” which made her feel that she was the “victim of hopeless circumstances” (Cutler). His understanding of the area Cunningham lives in is accurate, however, as a member of America’s underclass, Cunningham cannot waste time aspiring to become middle class, she must spend her time surviving....   [tags: Poverty Poor Society Essays] 547 words
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Are You a Busy City Folk or a Country Folk - Through different walks of life there are many people living their own lifestyle there are two examples being either a busy cities or a country folk. When walking through public buildings there are many ways of being able to pin point a person into one of these two categories. Anyone could make a general conclusion towards where a person comes from just the way someone looks. With these two categories they range into their own brackets, which have many similar qualities. Just imagine going into a grocery store and being able to identify and compare these two genres of people....   [tags: person stereotypes] 641 words
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Cumbia The Folk Music of Colombia - Cumbia the Folk Music of Colombia For Colombians, Cumbia is the best representation of our three ethnic backgrounds such as Colombian Indigenous, Africans and Spanish. Each culture brought its own language, corporal expressions, and passion. Cumbia was the product of history of pain and humiliation in the colonization time. In this paper, I will to share with you the importance of Cumbia music as an expression of culture and national pride for Colombians. Cumbia is a dance that evokes legendary ancestors, that has been passed from generation to generation....   [tags: dance, africans and spanish culture]
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Are the Poor to Blame for Being Poor - Introduction Poverty is determined by the amount of income that is produced by a family prior to taxes; if this amount is below the threshold determined by the government then they are considered poor (Schriver, 2011). Poverty refers to individuals who are at the bottom of the income distribution and they are unable to provide themselves with the basic necessities to maintain a healthy life. Schriver (2011) stated that poverty is experience more in African Americans than in White Americans and that 91 percent verses 52.6 percent will experience some type of poverty throughout their lifetime....   [tags: socioeconomic analysis]
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A Folk Legend: Bob Dylan - “The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind the answer is blowin' in the wind.” These famous lyrics are what gave the Civil Rights Movement support through a music stand point. Bob Dylan helped with the progression of the civil rights movements through many different ways. He wrote songs about deaths of public figures and strikes during the civil rights movement, and he stood as a public figure in support of it. Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He was born with the name Robert Allen Zimmerman and later acquired the pseudonym Bob Dylan while performing folk songs in local coffee shops on his University of Minnesota campus.(Bio) He was asked for his name by the Ten O’...   [tags: influential song wirters, Civil Rights movement]
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The Poor Feeding the Poor in America - It is time for the United States of America to revamp the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly called the food stamp program. When a family, whose only means of support is the government, is able to enjoy a more luxurious diet than the family who helps to fund the SNAP program through taxation, there is a problem. The people of America are known for their generosity. If asked, very few Americans would refuse to feed the poor, but resentment begins to corrupt one’s feelings of generosity when one is coerced to give more of what one earns to the poor than one is allowed to keep for oneself....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Folk in Nationalist Music - Using a folk idiom in art music is a problematic practice for composers because folk and Art music traditions stem from fundamentally different origins. Art music is part of a literate tradition with recognized authorship, as opposed to the folk tradition, which is part of a communal tradition disseminated anonymously by means of oral communication. Thus, art music composers aspiring to leave a legacy often refrain from utilizing folk idioms in their music for several reasons; to compose cultured music, to create pure and authentic works that are associated with single composer, and to legitimize their philosophies above national and fugal divisions....   [tags: Art, Music, Culture]
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The Term Folk Devils - The role of a folk devil is to create a moral panic. These folk devils are publicised which leads the people themselves to adapt another persona, in some cases a sense of pride, but ultimately leads to public outcry for affirmative action to be taken by the police and eventually the government. Folk devils are the first stage and the subject of moral panics. The term “folk devil” was coined by Stanley Cohen in his “Folk Devils and Moral Panics”. He used it to describe a person or group of people who were used as scapegoats for the current issues of society....   [tags: public influence, moral panic, police]
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Folk Music: All Soul - In this day and age, pop music dominates the airwaves at every turn. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, and many are commonplace names among teenagers and younger demographics not only in the United States, but all around the world. The United States has accepted the position of international, cultural role model long ago, dating back to the 1950’s when rock and roll caught fire as a hybrid of blues, country, and jazz and spread to the rest of the world almost infectiously. Since then, every major artist that comes out of the United States has easily become a global icon, regardless of the language or nationality of their adoring fans....   [tags: Music] 934 words
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Folk Music - The ‘folk’ genre has roots all the way back to the 19th century. Put simply, ‘folk’ is “ballads and songs which are composed and transmitted orally, without ever being written down at all.” (http://www.balladtree.com/folk101/002a_origins.htm) Though what we perceive as ‘folk’ today is stylistically very different to what ‘folk’ was during the 19th century. At its core, it still holds the same values and ideas, lamenting the simpler times. In the coming speech, we will discuss the genre of ‘folk’, it’s origins, the changes it underwent in the 20th century and the factors that influenced each development and also the characteristics of the genre, including singing styles, rhythm and instrument...   [tags: Music]
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American Folk Music - The folk genre has origins all the way back to the 19th century, which in many ways is mirrored by many popular genres in modern musical genres. To make it easy folk music is merely, “ballads and songs which are composed and conveyed vocally, without being written.” Though what we distinguish ‘folk’ today as stylistically very different to what ‘folk’ was during the 19th century, at its basic form, it still holds the same standards and concepts, describing the simpler times. Through vigorous research, it’s hard to overlook the history and development of southern folk music, and how it may help understand the significance for observing and expanding the dynamics of southern race relationships...   [tags: Music History ] 1558 words
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Arthurian Folk Tales - The Arthurian tales are one of the many well known series of folk tales in our history of literature. The stories consist of adventure, romance and quest of King Arthur and other knights of the round table. Most of their quest are very specific to them, and only these specific knights are only person capable of accomplishing these task such as sword in the stone; where Arthur is the only man who can successfully pull the Excalibur from the stone that Merlin casted a spell on, thus beginning Arthur’s life as a king (sacred-text”drawing of the sword”, par 3)....   [tags: arthurian tales]
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Bulgarian Folk Music - Excursions into Non-Western Music Bulgarian Folk Music I. Bulgaria is located on the west coast of the Black Sea and in the southeastern corner of Europe. To the north of Bulgaria lies Romania, Greece and Turkey lie to the south and Yugoslavia to the west. In whole, the total size of Bulgaria is roughly equal to the size of Tennessee, making it one of the smaller countries in the world. Being such a small country, Bulgaria has a vast range of topographic features such as plateaus, plains, hills, mountains, basins, gorges, and deep river valleys....   [tags: Music ]
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The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois - In W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk, DuBois talks about the relationship between black people and white people. DuBois through his book is trying to explain all of the obstacles black people have to go through due to racial issues. He says how a black person is made two of everything, even though they are just one normal human being and the only difference is their color. “One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder” (DuBois, 38)....   [tags: negro, black people]
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Little Red Cap Folk Tale - ... On the other hand, a bottle of wine represents virginity of the girl. Wine bottle made up of glass, which means it is fragile. Once the glass has broken, it cannot fix back to whole again. Same as virginity, once she loses it, it will be gone forever. Likewise, her mother tells her not to leave the path or she might break the wine bottle. The girl has to listens and obeys her mother in order to be safe. The mother asks the girl to bring to food to her sick grandmother inside the forest, so she has to walk pass the forest to reach her destination....   [tags: mother, grandmother, girl, village] 885 words
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How the Affluent Keep the Poor Poor - Since the birth of the United States, using the disenfranchised as the primary labor force has been the go-to method for growing and maintaining the economy. Since colonists came to the “New World,” they have used “impure” races to do hard labor and built the world that we live in today off the backs of blacks and American Indians. Even as the country has grown and put into place laws that give non-whites the same rights as whites, the white, privileged rich have always found ways to get around them....   [tags: discrimination against people of color]
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Support for the Poor - Americans have always felt the need to help other people who are struggling. Throughout human history individuals have been supportive of poor families that are in need. Some of the very earliest examples include The British Poor Law, which was effective in the sixteenth century. This law provided assistance to poor children, elderly, ill-even some individuals capable of working were assisted. Cash assistance was given to the needy while able bodied adults were given a job. The poor law was replaced by the public welfare system during The Great Depression....   [tags: Government]
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Healthcare for the Poor - Health Communication Health Care for the Poor John Q is an emotionally filled movie based on the vicious effects of a private health care system, played by Denzel Washington. The movie focuses on the concerns surrounding the quality of healthcare available for low and middle class families in the United States. It also touches on the attitudes of less empathetic individuals that run hospital administration and health insurance companies. Denzel plays a dad who cannot afford a heart transplant for his son who has an enlarged heart condition....   [tags: du Pre, John Q, film analysis]
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Hungarian Peasant and Folk Music - Hungarian Peasant and Folk Music I. General confusion about Hungarian folk music. Gypsy music Peasant music - the real Hungarian folk music - is not Gypsy music. Peasant music certainly had influence on the songs and playing of gypsies who lived in Hungary and performed in ensembles, though. Gypsy music used to be the basis of all generalizations about Hungarian music. It was Ferenc Liszt's monumental error to state that Gypsy music is the creation of gypsies. The so called 'gypsy scale' points to a southern oriental (Arabic) origin and may possibly have reached Hungary through the gypsies....   [tags: Music Songs Culture Hungary Essays] 1572 words
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Supporting the Poor - In Hardin’s “Lifeboat Ethics” does not take a realistic account of world needs such as people being equipped with life sustaining tools knowledge and education in order to change the status of the poor so that there would be room for everyone in the lifeboat of society (Hardin 381-87). When Hardin claims that our nation has a limited capacity to support a population and that the current energy crisis has shown us how we have already exceeded the carrying capacity of our land, he could not be further from the truth....   [tags: Farming]
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Supporting the Poor - In Hardin’s essay “Lifeboat Ethics” does not take a realistic account of world needs such as people being equipped with life-sustaining tools knowledge, and human innovation in order to change the status of the poor so that there would be room for everyone in the lifeboat of society. Hardin tries to support this position through the analogy of “rich” people in a life boat saving the “poor” people in the water as the people in the life boat have no more room and are in danger of sinking the ship if they take in any more passengers....   [tags: Poverty]
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Beloved as a Folk Tale - Beloved as a Folk Tale In the novel Beloved, Toni Morrison takes an unorthodox approach to the book. She uses many characteristics of a folk tale to tell the story. The ghosts play a major part in the folklore of the book. These components such as the caring community and nicknames play an integral part in the book. The folk tale is when the past experiences are brought to the present and confronted in many different ways, leading to a sort of awakening for the character. One of the characteristics is the existence in a world of fragmentation....   [tags: essays papers] 941 words
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In Defense of the use of Folk Psychology in Audience Analysis - In contrast with the academic preference for objectivity in writing and reading today, emotion and passionate belief were seen as both a prerequisite for and integral part of debate in ancient rhetoric. That is, issues were not worthy of discussion unless they divided people emotionally in Ancient Greece (Crowley and Hawhee 27). Aristotle maintains that emotional states of audiences are crucial in persuasion (31). Indeed, in his accounts of the emotional states of audiences, he never describes how to convince an impartial audience, possibly because such a task is far more difficult....   [tags: Emotional State, Theoretical Knowledge]
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A Brief History of the Dumka Form: Folk Music of Ukraine - Exploring the Dumka—Tchaikovsky’s Dumka Op. 59 and Beyond A Brief History of the Dumka Form The dumka may have reached its height of popularity in 19th century Romantic music, but the origins of the form lie not in the beloved chamber of music of Dvořák —a composer enamored with the dumka—but in the countryside and villages of Eastern Slavic countries. The dumka is a form common in the folk music of Ukraine, Poland, and Bohemia. In Ukrainian, the verb “dumati” means to think, and “to ponder” in Polish and Czech, is translated as “dumać” and “dumat,” respectively....   [tags: romantic music, greek] 1335 words
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Folk Tales Produce Ideas About Gender - “The Universe is made of stories, not of atoms” (Rukeyser M 1968, cited in Daniels K 2000, p. 135), therefore, it is no wonder how folk tales have managed to enrapture people from all over the globe, spanning throughout history and culture. These tales are told from to the young, teaching morality and proper societal behaviour. However, as folk tales depict differing behaviours for boys and girls, ideas on gender are created. Despite this, changing attitudes towards gender roles alter the content of folk tales to suit such changes, producing new, different, gender ideas....   [tags: Morality, Social Behavior, Little Red Riding Hood]
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Bayou Folk, A Collection of Louisiana Stories by Kate Chopin - No Longer Silent Kate Chopin was a female writer whose sense of self was deeply rooted in the south. Chopin would create worlds for her characters to live in; her inspiration for these worlds was her own experiences in her life which she gained from living in the south during the second half of the nineteenth century. Chopin’s roots and the time in which she lived had historical significance and great impact on her style of writing and themes within her stories. She was also one of the first American authors to write truthfully about woman’s hidden lives, their sexuality, and about woman’s complex relationships they had with their husbands....   [tags: female writer, american literature]
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The Souls of Black Folk, by W.E.B. Du Bois - W.E.B. Du Bois The Souls Of Black Folk is a sentinel work both in terms of describing for the modern reader the struggle of the freed slaves in their movement from slave to truly free, but also in describing the character or soul of the black community of the time. Du Bois is very careful in his introduction of the work to point out "and, finally, need I add that I who speak here am bone of the bone and flesh of the flesh of them that live within the Veil?" (Du Bois, 1994, p. vi) Of all the choices, Du Bois makes in his work, his choice to include quotes and a bar of the sorrow song as lead ins to the chapters is the most interesting....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Black Community]
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Folk Story about Asja the Princess and The Captain - This is a story that may or may not be true. Those islands over there are called the Pakleni islands, meaning hell’s islands, supposedly. In truth the name comes from the old Slavic word for tar- ‘paklina’. Why tar. Well to answer that this story must be told. It is not a story for the faint of heart. Back in the day, Pharos and the Pakleni islands were ruled by the King. He lived with his family in the Spanish fortress up on that hill, the Fortica as the locals call it. Some say he wasn’t really a king, that he gave himself the title....   [tags: Pakleni Islands, Romance, Death] 1920 words
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Why Poor Countries Are Poor - Why Poor Countries Are Poor The question of why poor countries are poor may seem simple and one dimensional at first glance. However, the answer to this question is actually quite intricate, as many interweaving aspects must be observed. Although it is impossible to explain why many countries remain in poverty within just a few pages, I will attempt to touch upon some of the broader factors. A poor country or a low-income economy is defined as a country with a Gross National Product per capita of $765 dollars or less....   [tags: Economics Politics Political]
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Traditional Russian Folk Instruments - Traditional Russian Folk Instruments There are many instruments found in the Russian culture that we as Americans know nothing about. I know that before I wrote this paper I didn't even know some of the names that I came across. There are many different groups of instruments, not just in Russian culture, but in all cultures. There are the woodwinds, the brass, the percussive instruments and the stringed instruments. We are going to focus on the last, the stringed instruments, more specifically, the balalaika....   [tags: Papers] 1517 words
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Life for the Poor in Elizabethan England - Life for the poor in Elizabethan England was very harsh. The poor did not share the same luxuries and items as the wealthier families. There was no way for the poor to get help that they needed. Unlike today, welfare was not available to give help and support. The government in Tudor England became concerned about the poor that lived in their community. They soon noticed the changes in agriculture during this time period. Do to this people were led away from the country and village life to find employment in the towns....   [tags: historical analysis] 847 words
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Poor Management in the Hospitals of Limpopo - 1) Research Problem: The problem evident in the article, “Nurse was managing Limpopo Hospital (1),” is that due to the fact that there is poor management in the clinics and hospitals is causing problems in the health of the patients. This is due to the fact that poorly managed hospitals are leading to doctors as well as other staff being absent from work or being late. Another problem is that due to poor management the treatment is not appropriate when patients are very ill. It is evident that this is causing problems in the health of patients, as there have been four infant deaths....   [tags: South African health policy]
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Analysis of Poor Bird and The Butterfly - Both poems of Margaret Avison and P.K Page are common to the point of cliché in literary criticism to safely state that both were metafictional to a certain extent. The beauty and vividness of the language and patterning of lexical items employed and deployed make it imperative to acknowledge the rightfulness of both poets to fame and renown. Romance is different from religion. The use of diction by Margaret Avison implies that the poet is writing a powerful prayer in pursuit of illumination and, absurdly, all the energy of the language is devoted to self-denial in an effort to touch base and come closer to the sun of knowledge....   [tags: compare, contrast, Margaret Avison, P.K Page] 1114 words
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The Poor Cannot Afford to Be Unemployed - ... To make matters worse it is alarming to find out that our problem does not only lie on those unemployed but also on the employed Filipinos as well. People technically have jobs, but in the prevailing social standards our country holds it is not a sign of Filipinos being better-off; instead, it shows how desperate they are to grasp any opportunity out there no matter how low-standard it is, all for the sake of feeding their families. This further enhances our view that most of the unemployed people are those who can afford to be one, so it reveals that our country is not only burdened with high unemployment but also from dire conditions faced by those who are already employed....   [tags: philippines, economy, government] 884 words
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Population Growth and Feeding the Poor - ... As Helle Jeppesen points out in an article on population growth that the “highest population growth occurs in poor countries (Jeppesen, Helle).” The reason for this is because of the lack of sex education and birth control in these countries. This has caused around 80 million women each year to have unplanned pregnancies, says Helle Jeppesen. According to the UN, if current growth rates don’t decline, the population could reach 28.6 billion by the year 2100. These poor nations are already finding it hard to feed the people, and the decrease in water, energy, and food only makes things worse....   [tags: population growth, scarcity of food]
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Obesity: A Problem Among the Poor - The definition of obesity is the condition of being grossly fat or overweight. “Obesity has many causes, but some experts believe that the structure of [the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] deserves some of the blame” (Vanderkam). Laura Vanderkam states that the food stamp programs encourage binge buying and encourage buying junk food. About 3.8 million people rely on food stamps. That is one in eight Americans. The program has helped feed hungry bellies since 1964, and the program has grown tremendously, likewise, so has obesity....   [tags: unhealthy eating habits, nutirtion quality] 721 words
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Are the Poor Politically Free? - I will advance the thesis that under both, the positive and negative, notions of freedom, the state of poverty does not obstruct or lessen political freedom. By saying that the poor are politically free, I mean that although the poor may lack certain goods, they do not lack any aspect of their political freedom. First, I will define political freedom in the negative notion of the word, as “free to the degree that no man or body of men interfere with an agent’s activity (Berlin 1969, p. 4)”, then, in the positive notion of the word, as “every man is their own master and they are moved by reasons, by conscious purposes, which are their own, not by causes which affect them, as it were, from out...   [tags: political freedom vs poverty]
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Who are the Working Poor - In class, we’ve talked a great deal about all of the aspects that underline the concept of poverty. From reading about it in our book, researching online, and grabbing a personal text, I was highly intrigued with the components that make up “the working poor,” it’s actual definition, and so much more. Before getting into the statistics, a simple definition of “the working poor” is that it is a group of people who spend about twenty-seven weeks or more in a year either working or looking for work, but their incomes fall below the level of poverty (USDAVIS, 2013)....   [tags: government assistance, benefits, tax credit] 1291 words
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Traits of Poor Customer Service - Customer Service We all deal with customer service on some level in our daily tasks. Our experiences are not always pleasant, and I feel that more focus needs be on providing not only just basic customer service but to step it up and provide quality customer service. While there are both external and internal customers, they both should receive the same respect. Service can be provided thru forms of both written and oral communication. How many times have you received an email and thought, “wow that was rude”....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Reacting to Poor Customer Service - Reacting to Poor Service When entering a restaurant, I usually expect to leave full, satisfied, and wanting to come back again. I believe that many people expect the same thing. If I am paying for a service, I expect for it to be impeccable. When I receive poor service, I act based on the circumstances. I can be outspoken, quiet, or apologetic when I receive poor service. I can be very outspoken when I am under certain circumstances at a restaurant, or even at home. I can get upset quickly when I have a rude waiter or waitress....   [tags: restaurant, satisfaction, waitress] 696 words
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Educational Inequality Among the Poor - Among the poor access to educational programs are social inequality and racial discrimination. Children cannot help or decide if they come from a poor family or a different ethnic background. It should not matter if kids cannot afford an education like the upper class because if the less fortunate kids aim and strive for an education they ought to have a chance to earn one and have an equal education just like the rich children. Many aspects contribute to the “Access to high quality early childhood education and care is the first step in breaking the cycle of [this] disadvantage and will make a difference in children’s development and future learning”....   [tags: racial discrimination, future generations]
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Pregnancy: Poor Progress in Labour - In this paper we discuss about a labouring women named Mary Doe who is experiencing prolonged labour, she is a singleton pregnancy and having irregular contractions. Poor progress in labour is very common and has many associated complications following it. Unfortunately poor progress is the leading cause for procedures such as c-sections, instrumental deliveries, artificial rupture of membranes, and use of epidural analgesia. Despite this there are strategies that midwives can provide to enhance progress in prolonged labour....   [tags: epidural analgesia] 545 words
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Folk tale Genre - Folk tale Genre The greatest treasure of every nation is its language. Fairy tales are part of the oral traditions of literature all over the world. The fairy tale is one of the forms of the people's linguistic arts where life and social system are reflected. Folklore, mythology, fables, tall stories, and other classic tales have been handed down, generation through generation. Countless treasures of human thought and experience still accumulate and live in the world even after thousand of years....   [tags: essays papers]
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