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Satan in Paradise Lost and The Myth of Sisyphus - Satan's predicament after he falls in Paradise Lost is utterly hopeless, yet he chooses to persevere. He reasons that he should continue to struggle, even though he is aware that it is entirely in vain. The process he follows to arrive at this choice is similar to the process Albert Camus will use to justify the unrelenting toil of his 'absurd man.' Before this becomes apparent, portions of Satan as a character must be eliminated from consideration, because they present an intractable set of problems....   [tags: Paradise Lost, The Myth of Sisyphus]
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The Myth Of Sisyphus - Camus has argued that the absurd hero sees life as a constant struggle, without hope. Any attempt to deny or avoid the struggle and the hopelessness that define our lives is an attempt to escape from this absurd contradiction. Camus's single requirement for the absurd man is that he live with full awareness of the absurdity of his position. While Sisyphus is pushing his rock up the mountain, there is nothing for him but toil and struggle. But in those moments where Sisyphus descends the mountain free from his burden, he is aware....   [tags: Sisyphus Albert Camus Review] 836 words
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Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus - Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus Albert Camus' essay, 'The Myth Of Sisyphus' is an insightful analysis of the classic work, 'The Myth Of Sisyphus'. In some regards Camus' view of Sisyphus can seem quite accurate and in tune with the original text, but based on Camus' interpretation of the justness of Sisyphus' punishment, it is clear that the writer has some different ideas as well. Camus concludes that this punishment does not have the effect the Gods had intended, and ultimately the tragic hero must be seen as being 'happy'....   [tags: Papers Albert Camus Sisyphus]
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The Myth of Sisyphus, by Albert Camus - In Nichomeachean Ethics, Aristotle attempts to define happiness, which brings forth many other questions that lead to the ultimate question: What is the meaning of life. While all of Aristotle’s ideas are both interesting and important, I’ll only mention those that are relevant to the character analysis. Similar to flow; optimal experience, Aristotle draws a fine line between activities or goals that are either means, ends, or both means and ends while claiming that the ultimate end is that which is the means is an end in itself....   [tags: Nichomeachean Ethics]
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Absurdity: The Myth of Sisyphus - As humans we are creatures of habit. We settle in to our daily routines: waking up, going to work, studying, etc. At times, we have moments of lucidity which break these routines temporarily, these junctures of time provoke you into contemplating your own existance. If there is no meaning or point to life our existence is absurd. Our aspirations for ourself will cease, and so will those of the next generations, so on and so forth until everything ceases. Our existence is a reflection of Sysiphus', always pushing the boulder up the mountain but never truly completing the task, it is how we function with the knowledge of our absurdity and making life worthwhile....   [tags: Daily Habits, Worthwhile Life]
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Exploring Change in The Allegory of the Cave, and The Myth of Sisyphus - Exploring Change in The Allegory of the Cave, and The Myth of Sisyphus         The Allegory of the Cave, and The Myth of Sisyphus, are both attempts at explaining some aspect of the way people think or why humans do as observed. Both stories illustrate the same idea:  without necessary and proper exposure to change, thinking is limited and ignorance is the direct product.   The Allegory of the Cave is a parable that demonstrates how humans are afraid of change and what they do not know.  In this work, Plato suggests a situation in which men are living in an underground cave.  The one entrance is located near the top and there, a burning fire casts shadow.  The men of the cave are chaine...   [tags: Allegory Sisyphus]
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The Myth of Sisyphus - Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus is not simply a re-telling of the myth itself, but also an interpretation of the way in which the myth can be related to the life of humanity in general, and in particular to one's understanding and acceptance of the futility of life, which he does not consider to be negative per se. He looks at the nature of Sisyphus' character, the way in which he challenged and defied the gods, and the punishment he received as a result....   [tags: World Literature] 1317 words
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The Myth of Sisyphus - The Myth Of Sisyphus      The myth of Sisyphus was a paper written by Albert Camus to show that life has no ultimate meaning. This goals of men and woman are false and in the end humans really accomplish nothing. Camus represented his idea of existentialism through the use of Sisyphus. This allows us to see a comparison of a mythical tale and the real world.      Albert Camus feeling towards existence was that humans were not supposed to be living in the world. Camus believed that there was a sense of absurdity for human existence....   [tags: Camus Existentialism Philosophy Essays] 691 words
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The Myth of Sisyphus - The Myth of Sisyphus Sisyphus is the absurd hero. This man, sentenced to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain and then watching it roll back down, is the epitome of the absurd hero according to Camus. In retelling the Myth of Sisyphus, Camus is able to create an extremely powerful image which sums up the intellectual discussion which comes before it in the book. We are told that Sisyphus is the absurd hero "as much through his passions as through his torture....   [tags: Papers] 1225 words
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Albert Camus's Essay: The Myth of Sisyphus - In the essay The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus attempts to give answers to some tough questions. He wants to know if life is worth living or how we can make it worth living, as well as whether or not it is possible to live with certainty. To him, the absurd man realizes that life is absurd after his expectations are repeatedly contradicted and he realizes the world is an unreasonable place that cannot be explained. These unreasonable expectations of certainty ultimately cause many absurd men to think that life is not worth living when they are faced with what they feel is a hopeless situation....   [tags: existencialism, philosphical analysis] 984 words
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The Writings of Alebert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus - One of the aspects of Camus writings that stand out significantly is his take on the absurd. Most people define absurd by saying something on the lines of it being “illogical, irrational or ridiculous”. On the other hand Camus defines the absurd as the tension between ones search for meaning in a meaningless world. Camus believes that there are three ways to deal with approaching and accepting the absurd. The three ways he promotes are suicide, leap of faith and life without appeal. These three ways are original and stimulating but is he right....   [tags: life without appeal, existencialism] 827 words
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A Comparison of Fate in The Stranger (The Outsider) and Myth of Sisyphus - Fate in The Stranger (The Outsider) and Myth of Sisyphus   In his works, The Stranger (The Outsider) and Myth of Sisyphus,  Camus addresses the consciousness of Meursault and Sisyphus through their fate. Sisyphus knows his fate. He to Because he has the opportunity and does rationalize his fate, he has consciousness. As the rock rolls back down, he is able to look back upon his life and analyze it. Nothing could be more existentialist. Sartre’s Garcin wants to meet his fate face to face. So, Sisyphus, embodies this desire of Garcin, and is thus a hero to him....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 610 words
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Absurdity in The Stranger, The Myth of Sisyphus, and Miss Lonelyhearts - Absurdity in The Stranger, The Myth of Sisyphus, and Miss Lonelyhearts Concern with the "absurdity" of the human condition, believing that that the world does not offer a basis for people's lives and values, has pervaded the thought of many writers. The protagonists in Camus's The Stranger and The Myth of Sisyphus illustrate Camus' absurdist outlook. This philosophy is also evident in Miss Lonelyhearts, the work of Nathanael West. Miss Lonelyhearts addresses the central dilemma facing modern man; nothing in our world can provide people with the answers, values or morals needed to structure men's lives....   [tags: Papers] 683 words
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A Comparison of the Heroes Of The Stranger (The Outsider) and The Myth of Sisyphus - The Absurd Heroes Of The Stranger (The Outsider) and The Myth of Sisyphus In The Myth of Sisyphus, Sisyphus is an absurd hero because he realizes his situation, does not appeal, and yet continues the struggle. The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate that The Stranger is, in narrative style, also showing us an absurd hero, or the beginning of an absurd hero in Meursault. In The Myth of Sisyphus Camus establishes the epistemology on which he bases all his works. Ant it's a very simple epistemology....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1067 words
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From Parallel Worlds in Franz Kafka´s The Metamorphosis and Albert Camus´ The Myth of Sisyphus - ... The characters do not have the same free will as they use to, yet they still have free minds. Both Sisyphus and Samsa know that no matter what they do, they cannot return to their old lives. The two live repetitiously, so their lives can easily be foreshadowed which is absurd because there is no mystery in their lives. Without mystery, benefits, or consequences to their actions their lives become meaningless. Sadly, the two must live the rest of their lives in this miserable state, and cannot do anything about it....   [tags: protagonist, world, fates, mindset, react] 813 words
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Plato, Sir Francis Bacon, and Albert Camus: What is knowledge? - Knowledge, that certain indescribable thing that everyone thinks they have a little bit of, is an elusive concept that nearly every philosopher from ancient Greece to the modern day has given at least a nod to. How, after all, can we know that we are right in something if we don't know what knowing is. This question, and the sometimes futile attempt to answer it, is called epistemology. More specifically, it is the study of how we know and what that knowledge actually is. Is knowledge objective, subjective, something else, or even possible....   [tags: The Myth of Sisyphus]
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Meursault as Sisyphus in Albert Camus',The Stranger - “But from the moment he knows, his tragedy begins.” Meursault is not unlike Sisyphus. In the novel, The Stranger, by Albert Camus, we watch this character change from a carefree man who loves being alive and free to a man who is imprisoned for a meaningless murder he commits but who eventually finds happiness in his fate. During the first half of the novel, we see many examples of Meursault’s freedom and how he exercises it. He does what he wants, when he wants to with no regard to how he affects the people around him....   [tags: literary analysis] 678 words
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Waiting for Sisyphus - Every mind has struggled with Existentialism. Its founders toiled to define it, philosophers strained to grasp it, teachers have a difficult time explaining it. Where do these Existentialists get the right to tell me that my one and only world is meaningless. How can a student believe that someone was sitting in jail and figured out that our existence precedes our essence. Existentialism places man in the center of his own universe; free to make his own choices and decide his purpose. Many of us are not ready for this....   [tags: essays research papers] 1162 words
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The Myth and the Limit - Rolling a boulder up a hill and watching it roll back down again. Quite a gruesome fate, is it not. It is what Sisyphus got for deceiving the gods. In some versions of the myth, he was the founder and king of Corinth, in others, he was a knave – the most cunning one (he could also have been both, it is no secret that political power and banditry are not incompatible). Fighting for his life and freedom, he angered the gods and ended up in Tartarus, condemned to accomplish the meaningless task he is famous for; thus, for eternity....   [tags: freedom, anarchy, Albert Camus, punk movement]
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Modernist Myth in Suna no Onna’s The Woman in the Dunes - Modernist Myth in Suna no Onna’s The Woman in the Dunes The Woman in the Dunes (Suna no Onna, 1964) was directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara and based on the novel by Kobo Abe and falls into the camp of modernism. It’s a faithful adaptation and has realistic and expressionistic elements. Because it is a parable and paradoxical, there are many interpretations – in other words, we’re on our own with this one. An entomologist (Niki) is walking in a stark desert-scape. Everything is shot in black and white....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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The Myth of the Latin Woman - Identity is a group of characteristics, data or information that belongs exactly to one person or a group of people and that make it possible to establish differences between them. The consciousness that people have about themselves is part of their identity as well as what makes them unique. According to psychologists, identity is a consistent definition of one’s self as a unique individual, in terms of role, attitudes, beliefs and aspirations. Identity tries to define who people are, what they are, where they go or what they want to be or to do....   [tags: The Myth of the Latin Woman, Culture] 1464 words
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The Power of Myth - The Power of Myth In the texts that we have recently read, we have seen the importance of myth in giving meaning and understanding to life. In the Beginnings of the Western Mind we read about the importance of myth in the consciousness of the oral societies of pre-classical Greece; in Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs we read about the myth of the "West" in the U.S. and its influence on the thought of many Americans; In Things Fall Apart we see the power if myth and the consequences of the break down of those myths and stories upon which a culture is structured on....   [tags: American Myth Myths Essays]
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The Mysterious Myth of The Loch Ness Monster - Up to 1933 it was believed that dinosaurs were extinct until they saw an enormous snake-like creature in the waters of Lake Loch in Scotland. There have been more than 1,000 sightings of a creature known as the Loch Ness Monster (Radford). This mysterious cryptid has been sighted countless times, however it has not once been caught or seen up close; this is the reason why it is believed to be a myth. From several videos, pictures, and interviews it is true that Nessie, a nickname given to the Loch Ness Monster, is real and lives in Lake Loch in Scotland; this mysterious creature has been seen countless times and is without a doubt an existing thing on this earth....   [tags: Lake Loch, Scottland, Myth, Legend, Sea, Creature]
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Origins of The Beauty Myth - Naomi Wolf's "The Beauty Myth," discusses the impact of our male-dominated society upon women. Wolf argues that women's most significant problems associated with societal pressures are a "fairly recent invention," dating back to the 1970s (6). She explains that women have "breached the power structure" by acquiring rights equal to men in areas such as, education, professional careers, and voting. As a result, Wolf suggests that the "beauty myth" is the "last one remaining of the old feminine ideologies that still has the power to control those women" (3)....   [tags: Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth] 1573 words
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Rhetorical and Fallacies in the Article “The Media Violence Myth” by Richard Rhodes - In 2000, Pulitzer-winning journalist Richard Rhodes published an article titled “The Media Violence Myth,” through the “American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression,” a liberal establishment dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment right to free speech. Despite coming from a background plagued with violence and abuse, Rhodes has studied nuclear history and weapons use for over 20 years and has developed a unique opinion about the media’s effect on public violence. In “The Media Violence Myth,” Rhodes aims to convince his readers that the media does not contribute to violence through its portrayal....   [tags: Media Violence Myth, Richard Rhodes, rhetoric, fal] 1504 words
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The Myth Of White Privilege - Many white Americans are living with the fear that they didn't really deserve their success, and that maybe luck and privilege had more to do with it, than brains and hard work. There are numerous reasons for the widespread discrimination at all levels, but the main reason for the existence of discrimination is a privilege to certain groups of people, and widespread social prejudice towards certain groups of people. Differences between people have always existed, but they gain in importance only when are different importance given to certain differences, so it creates privileges....   [tags: White Privilege, Reality or Myth?] 1845 words
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Analysis of The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf - Analysis of The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf The Beauty Myth, published by Doubleday in New York City, hit the shelves in 1992. Naomi Wolf wrote this 348-page book. Wolf attended Yale University and New College, Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Her essays have been printed in many well-known magazines and newspapers, including Esquire and the New York Times. The Beauty Myth was Wolf’s first book. She has also written two other books, Fire With Fire and Promiscuities. Wolf is a recognized feminist....   [tags: The Beauty Myth Feminism Naomi Wolf Essays] 589 words
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The Gods are Angry: Possible Origins of Global Flood Myth - Most of us have probably heard the famous bible story about Noah’s Ark and The Flood. What most may not know, is that this story is just one of a great many. A variety of ancient cultures, from the Greeks and the Middle East, to Asia and the Americas, have in their mythologies a story of a Great Flood that drowns the earth. These stories mostly contain the same themes: a god or group of gods becomes angry; they flood the earth but save a small group of people. These people build a boat to survive....   [tags: ancient culture, Noah, India, Middle East, myth]
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Mystery of the Myth - A myth is a popular term which is commonly misused by people. Many people have tried to explain what a myth is, but due its fictitious nature it is not easy to explain what it is. The aim of this essay is to discuss this term, myth and investigate it in a deeper sense by revealing the complexity of the term and exploring the different meanings of the word. This will be done by distinguishing the different notions of myths, comparing the different uses of myths by Roland’s use of myths to that of Barthes and concluding by explaining how myths relate to religion and ideology....   [tags: Literary Genre] 1122 words
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Sisyphus: Life?s True Meaning - Sisyphus, one of the biggest tricksters of all time lived like what seems as a seemingly short life, he was pursued by many Gods wanting to punish him for some trick or prank that he had pulled, but they never got him, finally Hermes captured him though and put him under the control of Hades. He lived life well though apparently taking the title as the King of Corinth, which to some he was the founder, and to others it was handed down to him by Medea. Their are many tales though, where he is clever, as he is described in Homer’s Odyssey....   [tags: essays research papers] 676 words
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The Power of Myth - According to Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth, one archetypal mythic hero appears in diverse cultures in different forms. Two protagonists in Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist and Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon-Tiki share similar heroic characteristics despite their different backgrounds and cultures. One of the concepts explained in The Power of Myth is the stages of human development. Campbell states that “As a child, you are brought up in a world of discipline, of obedience, and you are dependent on others....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Joseph Campbell] 1299 words
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The Myth of Equality - In his article, “The Myth of Equality” written in August 2010 in his official blog, Patrick Buchanan, an American conservative political commentator, suggests that equality will never be achievable here in America when it comes to personal skills and abilities (par. 8). He points out the inequality that is evident in the American professional sports where only those who are considered “good” are thriving (par. 6-7). Buchanan reveals that the standardize test that is given to students proves that there is a disparity in education among racial groups (par....   [tags: Racial Relations, Politics] 800 words
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The Myth of Eurydice - The myth of Eurydice is a sad story in which two lovers are separated by death. After his love dies, Orpheus journeys into the underworld to retrieve her, but instead loses her for good. Playwright Sarah Ruhl takes the myth of Eurydice and attempts to transform this sad tale into a more light-hearted story. However, despite humorous lines and actions throughout the play, the melancholy situation of the actual tale overwhelms any comicality present. Although meant to be funny, Sarah Ruhl's “Eurydice” can be seen as a modernized tragedy about two lovers who are separated forever by a twist of fate....   [tags: Literature Review] 1154 words
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Blood Power: Mimetic Rivalry and Patrilineal Descent of Sacrificial Ritual - Blood Power: Mimetic Rivalry and Patrilineal Descent of Sacrificial Ritual PERFORMANCE NOTES This piece includes three movements. Each movement depicts a mythic or ritual relationship between women’s blood and sacrifice. I have adapted each of these myths/rituals in some of my own words to create a narrative. In the first story, the sacrifice is not explicit, but has become a part of the ritual that reenacts the myth. The bloodletting that comprises the ritual reenactment does not result in death, but functions as a rite of passage for young boys and functions as a cathartic experience for communities of men, much as a ritual sacrifice is said to bond a community....   [tags: Myth] 3505 words
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Moby-Dick as an Absurdist Text - Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick and Albert Camus’s idea of Absurdism share the same philosophical core. This core consists of the absurdity of the individual’s role in the quest for meaning. While Moby Dick and Camus are separated by a century’s worth of literary and cultural changes, the very same ideas present in Camus’s work are also found in Moby Dick. The readings of The Myth of Sisyphus and The Stranger,—two of Camus’s major works—are in their own facet, related to the themes of determinism and individual meaning present in Moby Dick....   [tags: Herman Melville, Analysis] 899 words
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Myth of Narnia - There are many Christian believers out there that consider the bible to be a collection of all the pieces of writing from Jesus’s disciples about all of his teachings. However, to others, the bible, Jesus, and the Lord are considered a myth. One Christian believer named C. S. Lewis, is most well known for his famous novel series, The Chronicle of Narnia. When someone reads the book series or watches the movies, they may just see a magnificent fantasy world full of mystical creatures and war. The series may be seen as having no real purpose of being created other than to entertain the audience....   [tags: christianity, allegory, resurrection]
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Glamour Is Myth - Noor’s exhibition “Glamour Is Myth” began as a simple message intended to provoke thought about the act of smoking. Glamour Is Myth was never really intended as an anti-smoking vehicle despite the anti-smoking moniker. Instead, Glamour Is Myth was really designed as a voice of provocation, intended only to provoke enough thought for an individual to make an informed choice of whether to smoke or not. When Noor first embarked upon the presentation of this exhibition in 1989 we could not have anticipated that the anti-smoking movement would have gone so far....   [tags: Health/Smoking] 1547 words
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The Orpheus Myth - Scholars know Greek mythology as a collection of tales regarding gods and heroes alike, detailing specifically the interactions between human beings and gods and the interactions of the gods themselves. Supernatural phenomena at the hands of the gods became the human explanation for natural events, such as lightning, the changing of seasons, etc. While some critics and literary historians view the role of human beings in Greek mythology as that of simply pawns in the gods’ design, there are others still that argue on the side of humanity’s importance in the myths, giving them more dignity and their roles more purpose....   [tags: Mythology ]
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Succession in Myth - In a succession myth, the familial relationship between the gods is significant. In the three works: The Babylonian Enuma Elish, The Hittite Illuyanka Myths (version 2) and the Greek Theogony by Hesiod; it can be argued that the succession of the gods is a reflection of their power and that this power eventually leads to a redistribution of position within the gods. In the Babylonian Enuma Elish, each generation of god is proclaimed to be stronger than the last and eventually this culmination of power leads to Marduk killing his great-great grandmother....   [tags: Mythology ]
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Yeti, Myth or Not myth - YETIS, MONSTER OR MYTH. “Yetis are as pure and white as snow... Yetis have a soft side that they don’t show... Yeti this Yeti that, Yetis rule and u know that” - Capt. Terpin Timins Introduction: Yetis are creatures supposedly created from myth and fiction. They are large tempestuous creatures. Yetis can be classified in the same family as the Sasquatch and Big Foot. Many people believe that Yetis aren't real and are illusions of men who have claimed to have seen them. After researching them I want to say that Yetis are warm and cuddly but do not try to hug a Yeti....   [tags: essays research papers] 778 words
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Albert Camus' Philosophy in The Plague - Albert Camus' Philosophy in The Plague To know ourselves diseased is half our cure. - Alexander Pope As the title clearly suggests, the novel The Plague is, indeed, a story of disease. On the surface, the novel The Plague, may be an accounting of facts detailing the outbreak of bubonic plague in the town of Oran. But on a deeper level, it is a novel that reveals awareness and acceptance of the limits of human existence. And it is also a reminder of our absurd freedom and the choices we make in life, especially when facing death....   [tags: Albert Camus Plague Essays]
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Building the Existential Man - There are many genres in music. Today, people see the charts dominated by pop, rock, and hip-hop, but there are numerous genres that fill bottom cultures of music. For instance, jazz music is not booming like it was in the 1930s. However, the culture still fully exists. It is still being performed and experimented with by musicians. It is even arguable that jazz was a starting root to music today. Literature also holds an abundance of genres. From fantasies to lectures, news to philosophies, literature is also a constant part of human life....   [tags: dark phylosophy, Camus, existentialism]
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Nazi's Development of the Dolchstoßlegende Myth - What started as a passing comment by Sir Neill Malcolm in 1919 soon escalated into something that ‘laid the ground for one of the most damaging legacies left to the Weimar Republic’ (Feuchtwanger 1995: 9). The myth was consequently hijacked and used to the ends of three different groups over the course of the next 15 years, resulting in three differing versions of the legend. In order to discuss the myth, it is necessary to identify the revolutionaries mentioned. This will be done by looking at each version of the myth....   [tags: German History]
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The Myth of Money and Success and That of Gender - ... However, people cannot determine when the right opportunity comes, what we can do is to get prepared and discern what kind of opportunities we are looking for. It is important to keep one’s eyes open and then to seize the opportunity when it arises. Secondly, the idea of making wealth and reputation as the criteria to measure success is somehow defective and questionable. In the traditional definition of the myth of success, the entire idea of success is translated into the greatness, honors, power, wealth and good reputation....   [tags: less strictly defined roles in modern societies]
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Myth Rituals of Akkammadeities by Urumulavaru - According to mythology majority of the people worship Lord Shiva as a divine mercy god and his wife Parvathi as Adi Parasakthi who are known as Universal parents. Akkammavarlu (local deities) are the seven daughters of Lord Shiva, who are named as ‘Peddakka Pailadi’, ‘Chinnakka Sridevi’, ‘Raddanapu Kuranji’, ‘Kaanthanala Kaamakshi’, ‘Ontiki Sutthani’, ‘Pettu Poojakshi’, ‘Kadaguttu Nagamma’ are represented for seven lokas Devaloka, Gandharva loka, Swarga loka, Swarna loka, Vaikunta loka, Nagaloka and Indra loka respectively and came down to the Earth....   [tags: lord shiva, parvthi, universal parents]
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The Myth of Family and Education - ... Furthermore, not only poor families live with or near kin, but some wealthy families also choose to live in extended families in order to keep their broader kin ties and get the Hollywood happy ending of family reunion. All these changes show that the myth of family is racially, ethnically, and stylistically diverse to a certain extent. One of the best demonstrations of how the myth of family is attributed different qualities is the transformation in the role of wife and mother. "A woman can take care of the family....   [tags: development of individiuals and society]
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Is the City of Atlantis a Myth or Real? - Believed to be literally swallowed by the sea, Atlantis is a mysterious, advanced society that seems to have just vanished. Although some say Atlantis is a myth, there is reliable proof that Atlantis is a myth, there is reliable proof that Atlantis really did exist, and is more than just a myth. The idea of this “vanishing city” first came from Plato, who began discussing this legendary civilization in 355 B.C. Atlantis was a powerful and somewhat greedy civilization established by Poseidon (the god of the sea)....   [tags: location, destruction, phycisal evidence] 1317 words
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The Prophecies in the Bible Are Not Myth - According to the dictionary a myth is a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events..(oxforddictionaries.). On the other hand, there are no myths in the Bible because the Bible tries to explain the world we live in. It is a historical account of the world and its surroundings before, during, and after Jesus' time on earth.  Therefore, the Bible itself contains a timeline of historical events that include places, historical figures and also coincides with other non-biblical related events....   [tags: Old Testament, religious beliefs] 1163 words
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The Hunger Games: A Myth in Disguise - The movie “The Hunger Games” has many similarities and relations to World Mythology. While it may not seem like this movie is as myth related as others, such as Troy and Thor, many of the themes and situations in the movie were inspired by the stories of the great myths and epics. The overall theme of the movie is courage, strength, and destiny. The first theme in the movie that is similar to that of mythology is sacrifice. “The Hunger Games” begins with the reaping, a ceremony where one male and one female child from each District are chosen to participate in the Hunger Games to fight to the death....   [tags: loyalty, sacrifice, courage, leaders]
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Climate Change is NOT a Myth, It is Reality - "Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while." - James Lovelock (Hickman, 2010) Climate change is a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, mostly due to the increase in the average atmospheric temperature (global warming)....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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The Myth of Pandora´s Box - The myth of Pandora’s Box has always been one that has caught my attention. According to The Free Dictionary by Farlex, Pandora’s Box is defined as “a source of extensive but unforeseen troubles or problems,” (Pandora’s+box, Farlex). To me, it is very fascinating to think that one person, Pandora, can be responsible for majority of the evils in the world. Also the controversy between hope being a good thing or a bad thing catches my attention. These are some of the main reasons that I chose this myth to interpret....   [tags: evils, zeus, adam, eve]
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Gender Stereotypes and the Beauty Myth - Dewing and Foster has proposed that a unisexual beauty myth may result in sexual equality. Therefore the purpose of this assignment is to investigate the impact beauty has on men and women. Thus, I look at how and why gender stereotypes and the beauty myth exist. Furthermore, I am also going to investigate how traditional beliefs of masculinity have changed. In addition, I also discuss the consequences that arise for men and women, because of the beauty myth. Lastly I will discuss the interrelation between gender and age and how double standards apply for ageing men and women in society....   [tags: sexual equality, femininity, masculinity]
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Is Corporate Social Responsibility a Myth? - ... Why is CSR sometimes a myth. Poruthiyil, (2013) informs the reader that, there are complexities involved in furthering the business objectives in contexts, that are characterized by daunting combinations of resource scarcity, nationalism, ethnic and religious tensions, and pressing needs. Lorenzo-Molo (2009) cites Neron and Norman to point out that without ethics, CSR sometimes becomes a myth; Maximiano (2006) reminds corporate leadership and management that CSR assumes that practitioners are ethical....   [tags: modern awareness, CSR, Vaz]
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Sellar's Myth of the Given - ... Here is an example: If you do not possess the concept of something being blue then you cannot speak of. The true judgement that contains the term blue has the ability to recognize something that looks blue, presupposes the concept of looking blue. In Sellars’ view, how can we say that we know something is blue by simply stating that it looks blue to us. In Sellars’ view, in order to say anything that ‘looks blue’ we would have already acquired the concept of ‘is blue.’ Then again having the concept that something was already blue would assume that we could distinguish that set color from other colors, as well, as from other things such as shapes....   [tags: philosphical analysis] 863 words
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Global Climate Change Is Not A Myth - The planet Earth has seen a 1.4°F increase in global temperature since the 19th century; carbon dioxide concentration has increased by 40% since 1880, the highest in 800,000 years; sea ice in the Arctic is shrinking; sea levels have increased by eight inches thus far; and the ocean’s acidity is increasing. Global climate change is all too real. Global climate change is not a myth. I interviewed two experts in this field to obtain additional expert accounts and information. One of my interviewees, Virginia Burkett is the Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change for the US Geological Survey and has been studying climate change for 23 years....   [tags: environmental concern, global warming]
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Women in Technology and the Meritocracy Myth - ... The fact that Karam was criticized due to her feminist agenda makes the gaming industry sexist towards women. Technology is shown to meritocratic by the events that has occurred such as the TechCrunch incident shows how the technology industry is meritocratic towards women “all of this underscores the dichotomy of the tech scene: a world presented as an egalitarian free for all where anyone can get ahead on merit… in other words a perfect meritocratic system” (Amy Gray). Amy Gray compares how the TechCrunch Disrupt incident reflects on technology “And yet the industry runs on privilege, with sexist and juvenile behaviour based on gender stereotypes being routinely displayed.” (‘Titstare...   [tags: low percentage of females in the industry] 1972 words
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Maori Myth, 'The Creation Cycle' - The Maori myth is a Polynesian story about the creation of the universe which according to Rosenberg was different from other creation myths because it begins with nothing and then progresses through a process of “nonbeing to thought to the creation of the universe and human beings” (351). Even though it may be different because it goes from “nonbeing to thought” instead of nothingness to a spoken word or action, it has many similarities to other creation myths in how it explains the origins of the Gods and how each one represents a natural event or aspect of nature and humanity....   [tags: Polynesian story]
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The Myth of the Old West - Over the years, the idea of the western frontier of American history has been unjustly and falsely romanticized by the movie, novel, and television industries. People now believe the west to have been populated by gun-slinging cowboys wearing ten gallon hats who rode off on capricious, idealistic adventures. Not only is this perception of the west far from the truth, but no mention of the atrocities of Indian massacre, avarice, and ill-advised, often deceptive, government programs is even present in the average citizen’s understanding of the frontier....   [tags: American History, Cowboys] 2022 words
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The Beauty Myth, by Naomi Wolf - "Our culture is depicting sex as rape so that men and women will become interested in it." - Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth (1991) Feminists for decades have been battling against the media for depicting images of women that they consider to be demeaning and obscene for the sake of beauty. This quotation, taken from feminist best-seller, Naomi Wolf, puts into perspective the feminist views of the damage that media induces on its female consumers and the subliminal message it sends to both men and women....   [tags: feminist, rights, rape]
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The Myth of Pyramus and Thisbe - ... Next “Then plainly know my heart's dear love is set; On the fair daughter of rich Capulet:” (Act 2 Scene 3) After claiming to be in love and then heartbroken due to Rosalynn he seems to have gotten back onto his metaphorical horse and “Truly love” a girl after 1 meeting. This alone displays how Romeo is incapable of thinking in the long term of things. Finally, in the quote “Come hither, man. I see that thou art poor: / Hold, there is forty ducats: let me have / A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear / As will disperse itself through all the veins / That the life-weary taker may fall dead / And that the trunk may be discharged of breath / As violently as hasty powder fired / Doth hur...   [tags: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet] 642 words
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The Myth of Rape Culture in America - “Rape is as American as apple pie,” says blogger Jessica Valenti. She and other feminists describe our society as a “rape culture” where violence against women is almost invisible. According to feminists, films, magazines, fashion, books, music, and humor cooperate in conveying the message that women are there to be used, abused and exploited.(Kitchens, 2015) Rape culture, which was coined as a culture during the second wave of feminism during the early 1970’s and was, according to the encyclopedia of rape, “often used by feminists to describe contemporary American culture as a whole.” Rape culture, by definition though, is “a culture in which rape and other sexual violence (usually against...   [tags: Rape Culture Essays]
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St. Petersburg: The Myth and the City - ... An incredible sequence of events unrolled before his eyes. A carriage stopped at the house entrance. Its door opened. A uniformed gentleman appeared. Stooping, he jumped out of the carriage, ran up the steps and entered the house. A combination of horror and amazement swept over Kovalev when he recognized the stranger as his own nose. At this eerie sight, everything swayed before his eyes. But although he could hardly stand on his feet, he felt compelled to wait until the nose returned to the carriage....   [tags: nose, overcoat, russia] 647 words
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Myth of Hades and Persephone Hook - Exactly, how were the seasons created. Throughout the new discoveries of astronomy, scientists have led to the conclusion that different seasons were due to the Earth’s orbit and rotation around the Sun, but according to Greek Mythology, the establishment of the seasons had nothing to do with the relationship between the planets, in fact, it really actually just started from a bitter quarrel between two immortals that both wanted to posses a lovely goddess... I. Persephone-also known as Proserpina in Rome(1, 2, 6, 7, 8 ) A....   [tags: astronomers, seasons, persephone] 558 words
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The Torture Myth, by Anne Applebaum - In the article, “The Torture Myth,” Anne Applebaum explores the controversial topic of torture practices, focused primarily in The United States. The article was published on January 12, 2005, inspired by the dramatic increase of tensions between terrorist organizations and The United States. Applebaum explores three equality titillating concepts within the article. Applebaum's questions the actual effectiveness of using torture as a means of obtaining valuable information in urgent times. Applebaum explores the ways in which she feels that the United States’ torture policy ultimately produces negative effects upon the country....   [tags: Human Torture Essays] 897 words
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Aliens and UFO's: Fact or Myth? - ... It seems to them that would it would be pointless to create such an incomprehensibly large universe and only have one group of people on one planet. CMI proves these assumptions wrong. The idea of a “huge” creation applies only to us weak minded humans. God is not bound by time and space. The universe he created can hardly appear “big” to him. (Bates, Gary) There are other parts of Scripture and doctrine that speak out against extraterrestrial beings. Since aliens are obviously not descendants of Adam, they have not inherited his sinful nature....   [tags: extraterrestrial life, theory of evolution]
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The Frailty of Women Myth - ... The weight difference between men and women’s basketballs is 2 ounces. This may not be an enormous difference, but it truly shows that because of women’s smaller hands and build, people believed they weren't capable of handling or holding a ball of a heavier weight or wider size. The second difference is game times. Author Mona Huang also stated in her article listed above that in the NBA, men play 4 quarters for 12 minutes which is equal to 48 minutes in comparison to the WNBA where women only play 4 quarters for 10 minutes which is equivalent to 40 minutes....   [tags: sociological imagination] 959 words
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The Myth of Abraham Lincoln - The myth of Abraham Lincoln, no myth in American history is more prevailing or enduring. Good old Honest Abe, The Great Emancipator, Defender of the Union. We have come to a crossroad in this country. It is a time of great peril; freedom is in its maximum hour of danger. We must put to rest this myth, which only serves to propagate tyranny and undermine liberty. Abraham Lincoln was not a great man trying to free the slaves; he was a racist, power hungry, tyrant who really fought the civil war to stop the south from seceding....   [tags: honest abe, US presdents' biography]
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Meteorology: From Myth to Measurement - Avoiding the weather is impossible. Weather forecasting is the one branch of science that nearly everyone uses on a daily basis. Whether one checks the forecast in the morning, afternoon, or night, knowing the atmospheric conditions enables us to prepare for the type of weather we will be facing. Predicting the climate has been practiced since the beginning of time with more or less accuracy. Historical beliefs show numerous examples of weather predicting methods based on observing surrounding elements....   [tags: Environment, Weather Forecasting] 1936 words
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Myth and Statue of Phidias - ... Her job of growing the crops was of the utmost importance - if she was happy, her crops would grow abundantly, but, if she was sad, her crops would wither and die. The people would begin to starve. The other gods, demigods, and even mortals would strive to keep her happy. What made Demeter most happy was spending time with her daughter, Persephone. So when Persephone was kidnapped, Demeter was devastated; and the crops began to die. Zeus had to get Persephone back because he was the king of the gods and was responsible for the lives of the people who would die if no crops grew....   [tags: demeter, hades, persehaen, mortals, daughter] 677 words
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Myth and the Modern World - Since the beginning of time, people have been searching the universe looking for answers to the burning questions about what “it” all means. By looking to the past, we find parallels that help put our own modern lives into perspective. We mortals have an insatiable quest for knowledge about everything under the sun. Who are we. Where did we come from. Why are we here. What happens next. By analyzing the meaning of ancient Mythology and applying the lessons learned through the hero’s quests, we gain insight and perspective about our own place in the modern world we live in today....   [tags: Hero's Journey, Hospitality]
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Arthur: Myth, Legend, or Man - King Arthur: myth, legend, hero or man. The mythical King Arthur is known as the man who became a king by pulling a sword, Excalibur, from a stone. The legendary King Arthur was thought to have had a table that he and his knights would gather around and it was round. Legend has it that King Arthur had commissioned Merlin, a powerful wizard, to design and enchant the table. This made way for the legend of “the knights of the round table”. The stories told about Arthur have evolved throughout the years, but was there a “real” Arthur....   [tags: King Arthur, Sword, Excalibur]
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Human Evolution: Myth or Fact - The debate of human evolution being fact or fiction has been around for hundreds of years. Evidence of human ancestry has been found in many parts of the world and these fossils found have been proven to be human. The parts of the world include Eurasia and Africa. Although fossils are found in Eurasia, the human ancestor the Hominoidea has been traced back to the Miocene epochs, which were 23 to 5 million years ago. The Hominoidea is a super-family, which contains many species that are existent today including, gibbons, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzee, and humans....   [tags: hominid species, fossils]
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Human Evolution Myth or Fact - The debate of human evolution being fact or fiction has been around for hundreds of years. Evidence of human ancestry has been found in many parts of the world and these fossils found have been proven to be human. The parts of the world include Eurasia and Africa. Although fossils are found in Eurasia, the human ancestor the Hominoidea has been traced back to the Miocene epochs, which were 23 to 5 million years ago. The Hominoidea is a super-family, which contains many species that are existent today including: gibbons, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzee, and humans....   [tags: hominids, genetics]
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The Beauty Myth Phenomenon - ... This pattern where the insecurity and other emotions are used to identify with the costumers can be seen today as well, only it is not for the domestic products but the beauty products (Wolf 65). Since women successfully escaped from the “remain home” routine, advertising industry was forced to come up with new way to make women buy as much goods as they used to. New role emerged for women – the beauty. It comes only naturally, that if the producers want to sell that merchandise the only way to do it, is to create artificial demand for it by pushing different appearance standard that can be achieved solely via the product purchase....   [tags: sex sells] 899 words
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From Myth to Multiculturalism - Nieto and Bode (2008) observe that one myth about first-generation European immigrants who came to the United States during the period of immigration between 1880 and 1915 is that they succeeded academically. The fact, however, is they did not do well (Rothstein, 2004 as cited in Nieto & Bode, 2008) and most of the immigrants did not graduate from nor even attend high school ("Education," n.d.). Even second-generation immigrants often did not fare well; for example, only 17% of male and nine percent of female second-generation Italian students in 1915 in Providence, Rhode Island entered high school and a mere 33% of these graduated (Foner & Alba, 2006)....   [tags: Immigration ]
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The Iroquois Creation Myth - Exegesis Many Native Americans tell stories of the creation of earth that explain how they came to be before the Europeans entered North America. Creation myths vary among all cultures; however, they all have one thing in common; heaven and earth. One of the most popular creation myths was the Iroquois creation myth. The Iroquois or Haudenosaunee meaning “People of the Longhouse” (Iroquois Indian Museum, n.d.) consists of six Indian nations that include the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora tribes....   [tags: native americans, sky chief, celestial tree]
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Monsters of Greco-Roman Myth - Monsters of Greco-Roman Myth To have a hero there must be a monster to vanquish. Monsters in Greco-Roman mythology are often portrayed as: irrational, nearly impossible to communicate with, often a compound of animal parts or some form of mutation, and are set upon human destruction. “Monsters in the language of mythology were beings of unnatural proportions or parts, usually regarded with terror, as possessing immense strength and ferocity, which they employed for the injury and annoyance of men” (Bullfinch Pg....   [tags: Mythology]
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The Global Warming Myth - I want you to picture something. Picture two polar bears, a mother and her cub, the largest land predator on the face of the earth. They stand tall and proud upon a chunk of ice in the middle of the ocean, as if daring you to take the last of their land away from them. As you watch, the ice upon which the proud beasts stands begins to melt and erode, leaving the bears barely enough room to stand. Distraught, you fear for the bears and cry aloud for someone to please save them. As the last of the ice melts into the sea, the bears slip stoically into the water… This is the essence of a picture that is given to you by former Vice President Al Gore in his Nobel Prize-winning documentary, An Inco...   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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The Myth about Tolkien - “The Lord of the Rings is racist. It is soaked in the logic that race determines behavior.” (Ibata 2). Many people have tried to perpetuate the myth that J.R.R. Tolkien was racist. They cite various scenes in The Lord of the Rings, in both the books and in the movies. These people are lying or ignorant. J.R.R. Tolkien was not a racist, nor did he ever intend for his novels to be viewed as such. There is plenty of evidence to defend Tolkien from these claims such as: the themes of his novels, like The Lord of the Rings; the clear messages in his personal writings and his upbringing; and the characters from his novels....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Myth behind Miscletoe - Maybe you have seen this plant during Christmas time. Couples kissing, under this leafy, pretty plant. You might even hear it mentioned in holiday songs and poems. The plant I am mentioning is mistletoe. The festive plant, mistletoe, is mostly known for a kissing tradition, however mistletoe has been very useful in medical events, cultures, and have affected various trees. Mistletoe has been extremely beneficial to medical science throughout the ages. It has been known to help cure or relieve epilepsy, hypertension, headaches, menopausal symptoms, infertility, arthritis, and rheumatism....   [tags: Christmas, decoration]
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