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Free Essays - The Hounds of Tindalos - Textual Analysis The Hounds of Tindalos The Hounds of Tindalos is a short science fiction story containing many and varied elements that have been long associated with the genre of science fiction. This essay will identify these elements, examining their placement within this short text and also the interchange of these elements with the characteristics of other genres, more specifically, horror. Belknap Long, the author, was clearly intent of incorporating the elements of horror within the genre of science fiction and this amalgamation of these two genres was a popular combination employed by future horror and SF writers....   [tags: Hounds] 1883 words
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Crime Fiction in Arthur Doyles’s "The Hounds of Baskerville" and Alfred Hitchcock´s "Rear Window" - Popular crime fiction has tended to maintain and challenge the traditional conventions of the established genre for its own contextual purpose. The generations holds Arthur Doyles’s “ The Hounds of Baskerville“ as one of the most endearing classics, revolving around the brilliant deductions of the enigmatic Sherlock Holmes, establishing a series of conventions that were to serve as a catalyst for future writers. In this sense, Alfred Hitchcock’s own “Rear Window” exhibits a more liberal, postmodern approach that embeds itself in the contemporary consciousness due to the manipulations of its key conventional concerns, particularly the sleuth hero and the clue puzzle....   [tags: Detective, Sleuth, Clue]
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Hounds Of The Baskerville - The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle One night Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson came back to there office and found a walking cane. After finding this walking cane Holmes and Watson examined and made hypothesis of who could have left this walking canes here. After making a conclusion Dr. Mortimer came in the office with a case of homicide on Sir Charles Baskerville who had died that week. Dr. Mortimer explains what had happened to his friend. Dr. Mortimer thought that even though it was a clean death he thinks there is some foul play....   [tags: essays research papers] 605 words
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Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls - Where the Red Fern grows A novel by Wilson Rawls named Where the Red Fern Grows is the story of a boy, his two hounds (which he named Old Dan and Little Ann), and all of the adventures they shared together. A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of the Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains, and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory awaited them, but sadness waited too....   [tags: essays research papers] 1039 words
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Methapor in Oedipus by Sophocles - Oedipus Media Assignment The pack of sure-foot Fates will track him down. The metaphor is presented by “the pack of sure-foot Fates” which refers to a pack of hounds that will catch their target no matter what and track them down. Significantly proving that it is impossible to escape your fate, yet alone outrunning a pack hounds. This is an image of a pack of hounds tracking the killer in a Forest. The symbol on the collar is to portray them as Fate. The dark figure of the Laius’ murderer is not known to the chorus....   [tags: apollo, prophecies] 566 words
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Fox Hunting Should Be Banned - Fox hunting is one form of hunting. It is a pursuit of a wild fox with a pack of hounds, which are specially bred and trained for the sole purpose of fox hunting, and are followed by hunters who usually ride on horses. When the hounds pick up the scent of a fox, they will follow it until the fox evades them, goes to ground, or is overtaken and killed by the hounds. This form of hunting is exercised in several countries around the world, but this essay will concentrate on fox hunting in the United Kingdom....   [tags: Anit Fox Hunting]
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A Dangerous Game - The general made one of his deepest bows. “I see,” he said. “Splendid. One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. On guard, Rainsford…” …for we shall duel in a sword battle. The weaker man will be fed to the eager hounds.” General Zaroff, with an aura of ease and tranquility, handed Rainsford a perfectly constructed steel blade sword. Rainsford gave General Zaroff a glance mixed with anger and apprehension. Rainsford still remembered about General Zaroff’s uncanny abilities to hunt in pitch blackness....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1405 words
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Detection Dogs' Training - Detection dogs have become an integral part of the criminal justice system over the past centuries. Military personnel and law enforcement officers alike utilize canines as companions and partners in the field due to their strength and attributes of loyalty and courage, which complement that of his handler. It was not until the late 1800s that canines would be utilized to their full potential as detection dogs by using their heightened sense of smell to further their contribution to civil services....   [tags: Roles, Evolution, Breeds]
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Fox Hunting Should Be Banned - Fox hunting is an 18th century traditional country sport. In which a fox is release and hunted by specially breed fox hounds accompanied by people not foot and mounted on horse's who charge around the countryside in chase of the fox until it is lost or caught and subsequently killed by the hounds. We in leicestershire have a strong connection with fox hunting being regarded highly as a fox hunting area not least due to the Quorn hunt in the county. Having been a hunting county for so long the sport has integrated with the heritage, key signs are the football team has a fox mascot, certain pubs have titles that are connect to the sport as do roads and lots of oth...   [tags: Essays on Fox Hunting] 496 words
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Fox Hunting Should Be Banned - I feel foxhunting is wrong, it should be banned and made totally illegal, and in this essay I will hope to persuade of my view. Foxhunters and supporters of the hunt claim that when fox hunting is performed, it is engaging in 'pest control'. But it has been known in major fashionable hunts such as the Duke of Beaufort's that fox cubs are reared regularly and killed on site. Film shot by anti-hunt campaigners recently showed Thomas Burton, the hunt's terrier man, leaving food for fox cubs outside man-made chambers (15 discovered on Beaufort land in total)....   [tags: Essays on Fox Hunting] 502 words
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Detection Dogs and their Training - Graham Vest stated, “the one absolutely unselfish friend a man may have in this selfish world….is the dog” at a Missouri trial in 1870, over 500 years after the first instalment of dogs in civil services (Orbaan, 15). Unlike man, canines possess a courageous attribute that does not fail even in the moment of an emergency and will not back down to daily challenges that may arise on the job each day. Law enforcement agencies around the world, both big and small, employ canines to assist officers in the field....   [tags: Dogs, Civil Protection, Patrolling]
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Essay on the Moon in the Works of William Shakespeare - The Motif of the Moon in the Works of Shakespeare       In the paper, "The Hounds of Love: A Midsummer Nights' Dream, it is suggested that Shakespeare borrowed heavily from Chaucer's "Knight's Tale" to the extent that Shakespeare dramatized the image drawn in Chaucer of Diana, the moon goddess, with the hounds of love about her feet--Lysander and Demetrius behaving like the hounds of love in A Midsummer Night's Dream. While Shakespeare "creates unity of atmosphere [in Midsummer Night's Dream] chiefly by flooding the play with moonlight" (Schanzer 29), he also--by frequency of allusions to similar cyclical motifs (Moon, Diana, Wheel of Fortune)--creates an overall atmosphere, or structure...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Analysis of The Most Dangerous Game - Analysis of The Most Dangerous Game   Many people look at themselves in the mirror and say, " I know who I am."  But how many of them have done so after analyzing themselves through a story?  And if they have done that, how many of them were being honest with themselves. A Lacanian analysis can bring out sides of us that we didn't know existed. I found this to be true after reading "The Most Dangerous Game." By looking at the events in the story and the characters that play them out, I found that there is a part of me that has an insatiable curiosity and a love of danger....   [tags: Most Dangerous Game Essays] 785 words
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Where the Red Fern Grows - Where the Red Fern Grows Billy is coming home from work one day when suddenly he hears some dogs up the street fighting. He goes to check it out and finds them picking on a redbone hound. He saves the dog and cares for it through the night. It reminds him of his childhood. When Billy was ten years old he lived on a farm in the Ozark Mountains of northeastern Oklahoma. He wanted two good coonhounds very badly, he called it “puppy love”, but his papa could not afford to buy him the dogs. For many months, Billy tries to content himself with some rodent traps his papa gives him, but he still wants a dog....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1824 words
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The Most Dangerous Game - General Zaroff In the story The Most Dangerous Game a character named General Zaroff has a passion for hunting. He has been hunting since he was born. He has hunted every animal known to man, but, then he gets tried of hunting the same animal over and over. So he discovers a new animal human flesh. General Zaroff is person of bad character because he is cruel, cowardly, and untrustworthy. G. Zaroff is a cruel person because instead of hunting animals, he hunts humans and does not care for the value of life....   [tags: essays research papers] 367 words
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Magic in Medieval Fantasy: An Ordinary Event Turning into Something Magical - Magic is the word that stirs many exciting visions in the imagination; a girl in rags being transformed into a beautiful princess, the magic kiss that changes a frog into a prince or perhaps a destined king pulling a sword out of a stone. It becomes the supernatural force steering the characters through their obstacles beyond natural human power and capabilities with the aid of some other supernatural being or force leading to a point where good overcomes evil. Magic plays an important role in the lives of characters in medieval fantasy as the heroes are confronted with magic in their everyday world and relationships are tested by these elements causing various effects....   [tags: medieval fantasy, genres, heroes, ] 967 words
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Contrasting Ideas in Cormac McCarthy 's Child of God - Can someone be two contrasting ideas at once. It seems possible for Cormac McCarthy as through his novella Child of God, he considers this question with the use of the protagonist, Lester Ballard. (). (). Ballard’s animalistic descriptions and amazing feats juxtapose his non-humanness against his super-human capabilities. Immediately, Ballard is illustrated as hostile towards others in the Sevier community as the “half crazy” looking man does not “give a fuck who’s present” even when “ladies [are] present” (7, 15)....   [tags: gun, animals, stuffed toys] 846 words
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Exploring the Story of Artemis: Goddess of the Wilderness - ... She turned her into a bear and sent her into the woods to be hunted and killed.(Littleton 178) In another story, Actaeon of Thebes was caught accidentally catching sight of a goddess while bathing as he was hunting in the forest. He had sworn himself to chastity so Artemis turned him into a stag and left him to be killed by his own hounds. Artemis was given many names, which was one of the gifts from Zeus that she had asked for. She had asked for many names because if she became bored with one, she would have another....   [tags: ancient Greek mythology]
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Symbols in Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury - Since no one can definitely “know” what the future offers, the future represents the beauty of hope. Several writers explore the future through science fiction. One of the most distinguished and prolific writers of science fiction is Ray Bradbury. Although the setting of his famous novel, Fahrenheit 451, is in some future time, the society shown in this setting seems sadly stark, almost hopeless. In a world pervaded with mindless, hedonistic, and destructive individuals, intellect, morality, and creativity have all but vanished....   [tags: the sieve, the hound, fire]
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12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup - ... The two men were only interested in drugging Northup and selling him into slavery. The men sold Solomon Northup to a well know slave trader, Burch. Burch beat Northup severely in order to make him forget he was a free man. Even though he was beaten he refused to admit he was not free and was whipped again. He was beaten till the paddle broke all the while refusing to admit he was not a free man. Burch then sold Northup to a plantation owner, John Tibeats, in New Orleans where he was beaten and worked all day and all night....   [tags: autobiography, slave owners] 622 words
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Book Report: Return of the Pharaoh - ‘Return of the Pharaoh’ is the English version of the prison memoir of Zainab al-Ghazali. The book aims to expose to the world the cruelties and savagery she had to suffer at the hands of the Nasir regime. Zainab al-Ghazali was one of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and the founder of the Muslim Ladies Group. While the Brotherhood held a pan-Islamic view and worked towards incorporating Islam as a way of life rather than a religion, the Muslim Ladies Group trained women for the same purpose and also participated in welfare and relief activities....   [tags: memoirs, literature, Egypt, feminism, Islam]
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The Decrease in Puma Population - The decrease in Puma population causes great changes in our ecosystems. Pumas are close to extinct in South Carolina. There are only a few if the come here from the west which “holds most of the puma population in North America” (Panthera). There are many causes that band together to cause their extinction in South Carolina. This can affect our community by hurting our ecosystems. An ecosystem will go out of balance if a major predator is taken out of it, such as the puma. The decrease in puma population can greatly harm our communities....   [tags: cougars, puma extinction, ecosystem]
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Fox Hunting - I have chosen this topic on fox hunting because there is a lot of discussion about it and there are also many different opinions and views from both sides. The arguments are about whether fox hunting should be banned or not. The whole debate on foxhunting is for many people, the issue of cruelty. Hunt supporters say hunting is kinder than the alternatives. Opponents say hunting is cruel and unnecessary. Is being chased for several hours to be killed by a pack of hounds cruel....   [tags: Essays on Fox Hunting] 1096 words
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Akc Dog Breeds - We humans classify everything that we have come to know in this world, from elements to all God’s creatures. Man likes to know he has control and the classification and selective processes man takes are all for control. Even mans’ best friend has been narrowed down into groups which man created. In each group are dogs that have been breed for a specific use to help man do a job faster, easier, and more efficiently. “Every breed is assigned to one of seven groups, based on the uses for which the breeds were originally developed” (AKC.org)....   [tags: essays research papers] 694 words
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Women as Instigators of Tragedy in the Works of William Shakespeare - Women as Instigators of Tragedy in the Works of Shakespeare   It is the very error of the moon; She comes more nearer earth than she was wont, And makes men mad. (Othello 5.2.112-14)             The moon is often seen in literature as an allegory for love, virtue, and chastity. In Shakespeare's comedies, especially, the moon is personified as Diana, the Roman goddess of chastity. In these comedies, the foolish antics of lovers (literally, "lunatics") usually occur under the auspices of the chaste goddess, the lovers behaving like hounds about her feet that snap at each other in competition for her bounty....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Presentation on a Short Poem Written by T. S. Eliot-Cousin Nancy - Presentation on a Short Poem Written by T. S. Eliot-Cousin Nancy First, let me talk something about T. S. Eliot T. S. Eliot is considered to be one of the most prominent poets, critics and playwrights of his time and his works are said to have promoted to "reshape modern literature". He was born in 1888 in St. Louis Missouri and studied at Harvard and Oxford. It was at Harvard where he met his guide Ezra Pound, and under the encouragement of Pound, Eliot expands his writing abilities and publish his first poem: the love song of J....   [tags: Papers] 1488 words
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In The Stag Hughes seems to comment on man’s relationships with nature - In The Stag Hughes seems to comment on man’s relationships with nature With reference to The Stag and one other poem in the section discuss the poet’s treatment of conflict between man and nature. “In ‘The Stag’ Hughes seems to comment on man’s relationships with nature” With reference to ‘The Stag’ and one other poem in the section discuss the poet’s treatment of conflict between man and nature. The Stag was written by a poet named Ted Hughes and is similar to the poem Roe-Deer in many respects because they feature many similar ideas....   [tags: English Literature] 721 words
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Fox Hunting Should Be Banned - I have studied Fox hunting, and I agree wholeheartedly with this statement. I have heard interviews with hunt supporters in which they say that fox hunting does a huge job for farmers in keeping fox numbers down. I cannot believe that this is true, and having researched it on the internet I have found that at least 2 scientific studies have concluded that statistically the numbers of foxes killed by hunts is insignificant. I appreciate that killing the fox and keeping numbers down is not the only reason that hunts take place, but it is often used as an excuse for the purpose of fox hunting; hence hunt supporters appear to contradict themselves in their response...   [tags: Essays on Fox Hunting] 552 words
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William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night William Shakespeare was baptised on the 26th April 1564, and as it was the tradition for children to be taken to the church for this only a few days after birth, April 23rd has been traditionally held as his actual birthday. It also fits relatively nicely for English person to be born on St. George's Day as this represents England. He was born in Stratford upon Avon. In 1601, near the middle of Shakespeare's career, it is assumed he wrote the play Twelfth Night....   [tags: Papers] 1966 words
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The General Prologue - ... The text describes her smile with words such as simple, sincere and shy. All of these words would fit the description of a lady. The religious aspect is also covered when the text mentions that her greatest oath is to the Saint of Eloi (120). This perfect description however does not last more than three lines. The next lines say that she sings, speaks French and eats s Neatly. These three actions at first glance might still seem well-mannered but in fact are unnatural. The text says that she “entuned in her nose ful seemly” she is singing decently but is doing so through her nose illustrating the extra effort needed to sing appropriately....   [tags: Geofrrey Chaucer, poem, analysis] 967 words
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Evaluating Fox Hunting - Evaluating Fox Hunting Introduction I am going to do my piece of original writing coursework on something I feel strongly about. It is an issue that many other people also feel strongly and which provokes a lot of feelings and emotions from both sides. The thing I am going to be doing my piece of original writing coursework on is Fox Hunting. [IMAGE] Fox Hunting is when mounted huntsmen and women chase a fox with dogs or hounds (as they are called by hunters) which are trained to catch the fox and then rip it to pieces....   [tags: Essays on Fox Hunting] 2619 words
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Sharks Do Not Deserve Their Reputation - ... In earlier times, the ocean was a source of mystery and adventure, and many seafarers dreamed up legends about all of the strange and wonderful creatures they encountered. Sharks did not do anything to deserve their reputation; their appearance just frightened sailors. Since the beginning of our race, humans have been fascinated by the ocean: deep and mysterious, far and different from the familiar land that we know. Among the likes of other animals, sharks have been the subject of mythology by nearly every civilization that had contact with the ocean and the creatures it harbors....   [tags: fishermen, ocean, devour] 553 words
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Coleman Hawkins - Coleman Hawkins “I think he was the most interesting jazz musician I’ve ever seen in my life. He just looked so authoritative . . . I said, ‘Well, that’s what I want to do when I grow up.’”(DeVeaux, 35) Cannonball Adderley said these words when he first saw Coleman Hawkins with the Fletcher Henderson band at the City Auditorium in Tampa, Florida. Just as Hawkins influenced one of the greatest alto players in history, he has influenced many people to become phenomenal saxophone players. Lester Young and Sonny Rollins both give tribute to Coleman Hawkins as being the “‘proliferator’ of the tenor saxophone as a jazz instrument.”(Kernfeld, 506) Hawkins, unfortunately, is labeled as a swing...   [tags: Papers] 1974 words
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Viola, Orsino and Olivia in First Two Scenes of The Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare - Viola, Orsino and Olivia in First Two Scenes of The Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare Viola, Orsino and Olivia are involved in a love triangle by the end of scene 5, as a result of the themes of love and time. Orsino is an apparently impatient man over the prospect of love; when Valentine returns from Olivia's house, he questions him about the meeting, "How now. What news from her?", are the first words he says to him, asking for information about the situation with Olivia. His pursuit of Olivia, which he turns around and claims that he is the "hart, / And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds, / E'er since pursue me", where he compares himself to the hunter Acha...   [tags: Papers] 817 words
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Motherhood and Sin Explored in John Milton's Paradise Lost - Motherhood and Sin Explored in John Milton's Paradise Lost There are very few representations of active motherhood in Paradise Lost, and of these, only one has a speaking role: Sin, the daughter of Satan and the mother of shapeless Death. While Milton portrays Nature and Earth as mother figures, and Eve¹s most common epithet is First Mother¹ or Mother of Mankind¹, none of these characters (or, failing that, images) is indicative of active motherhood. Eve has no children at any point in the poem, and as one of the primary conditions of motherhood is most likely that one will have had to have borne a child, she is not a viable choice for finding any representation of true motherhood....   [tags: Milton Paradise Lost Essays]
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Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls - Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls There was this boy named Billy who lives on a farm. He wants two good hunting dogs, very badly, but his Pap cannot afford any for him. Billy decides that he has to work hard, selling fruit and bait to fishermen, so eventually he has enough money for the dogs. He gives the money to his grandfather, who orders the dogs for him. Billy sneaks off in the middle of the night to go to town and pick them up. While in town, other children pick on him, but he stands up for himself and is helped by the local sheriff....   [tags: Rawls Red Fern Book Review] 962 words
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Fox Hunting: Time to Stop the Slaughter - Fox hunting and fox hunting for sport is currently being argued widely. In my opinion I feel that “living in a free country” does not mean having the right to be cruel or spiteful to anyone or anything. Although many throughout the world may disagree with my opinion, I think that fox hunting should only be done in good deed such as helping farmers who can’t afford to pay for a knacker. Another example that suggests fox hunting is a bad sport as they are doing it for their own pleasure and is not at all helping others, as the majority of people when asked said that they are totally against fox hunting and that huntsmen are mostly: “These huntsmen are always Snooty...   [tags: Essays on Fox Hunting] 722 words
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Animal Testing - Imagine being a rabbit; a vertebrate and warm blooded species. Hopping around an open field and eating all greens. All of sudden, you were captured by an unknown human. You start to rattle around your cage figuring out how to escape. About “twenty-five million and 30 million” animals are exploited in experiments; “half are only used through education” (Donna 7). “A 40% is applied in basic research, the 26% for drug development, a 20% are examined for products, and the 14% that is left is applied on education and miscellaneous” (Donna 5)....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Saint Dominic Guzman of the Dominican Order, Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Thomas Aquinas - The importance of new religious orders that spread new ideas and customs of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries are as significant today as it was in the early history of Christianity. For Christians to look beyond the realm of what is great and informative of the early teachings there were three philosophers and theologians of that time. To discuss those three men of God, their ideas and knowledge were a great insight to a new and fresh tradition among their followers and congregations. These new orders instituted by Saint Francis and Saint Dominic and their emulators maintained and propagated the faith among the souls of men and the social intuitions throughout the empire....   [tags: Catholic Theology] 1905 words
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The Devil in Popular Music through the Life and Works of Robert Johnson - The devil has been seen through many forms in popular music throughout history from the voodoo drums of the African slaves to modern artists marketing ploys. The term popular music is particularly ambiguous, so to define, in this piece it shall refer to dominant pieces or performers within the last 100 years. Many composers and artists have been branded by religious organisations as being in league with the devil, from the banning of songs, performers and even chords and movements by the church to the present day right wing Christian ‘preachers’ of YouTube....   [tags: the Mississippi masters, history of music] 1605 words
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