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Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses - ... “Reincarnation was always a big topic with Gibreel, for fifteen years of the biggest star in the history of the biggest star in the history of the Indian movies...” (Rushdie 11) Rushdie’s character Gibreel Farishta speaks aloud for the societies that break their illusions to trust God from their lack of understanding. Gibreel Farishta who is a known actor, now coming to Bombay when he was Bhumbla 2 thirteen and having to meet the Mhatres changed him a lot from the way he thought. Gibreel was a person who had no interest in Reincarnation or any type of Indian mentality, meeting with the Mhatres lead him to getting an insight of the Indian Gods....   [tags: cultural aspects, book analysis] 982 words
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Midnight's Children and Satanic Verses - ... After the flight back crashes, Chamcha wakes on an icy shoreline to find “all his body cased in a fine skin of ice, smooth as glass, like a bad dream come true” and he is “possessed by the nightmare-fear of cracking, of seeing his blood bubbling up from the ice-breaks” (131). The ice accentuates the fragility of his English nature, and the bubbling blood illustrates how his Indian nature is seeping through his English actions, displaying the futility of denying one’s own nature. This imagery sends Chamcha into a catatonic state, indicative of his affinity for his carefully crafted persona....   [tags: Salman Rushdie novels] 1354 words
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Salman Rushdie: A Socrates of the Global Village - Salman Rushdie is a man who isn't afraid to speak his mind. When Salman Rushdie wrote his novel The Satanic Verses it influenced chaos between the Moslems people and Rushdie. Socrates gained enemies for speculating about things far above and far below the earth. Rushdie can be considered a Socrates of the global village because Salman Rushdie is someone who publicly spoke his mind on what he believed in and gained enemies like Socrates. Salman Rushdie was known for going against Islam, the prophet and the Koran....   [tags: The Satanic Verses] 685 words
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Salman Rushdie’s Idea of Women in The Satanic Verses - In Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses Rushdie tells a story about two men, Saladin Chamcha and Gibreel Farishta, oddly connected by the fact that they both survive the hijacking of their aircraft. Throughout the novel, Gibreel has powerful dreams in which the narrator brings up the topic of the Satanic Verses. The Satanic Verses were supposedly verses that Muhammad said were part of the Quran and then were later revoked. The Verses allegedly said that Allah was not the only god and that there were three slightly lesser female deities....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Comparing the Black Album and Rushdie's The Satanic Verses - The Black Album and Rushdie's The Satanic Verses       British writer C.C. Colton once claimed, "Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but--live for it" (Copeland 345). Indeed, if nothing else, Hanif Kureishi's The Black Album shows the depths to which people concern themselves with questions of religion, ethnicity, and the identity associated with them. Kureishi's themes and symbolism work within a larger context of the politics of identity, race, and nationality....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Satanic Cults In The Late 1900s - ... The settlement required references to LaVey and the Church of Satan be removed from Michelle Remembers. Pazder became a star of Satanic abuse and featured on Oprah Winfrey, Gerald Rivera and other television investigations. Criminal investigators asked for his opinion on investigations where they thought Satanic rituals had taken place. Assertions in Michelle Remembers couldn’t be backed up. Smith claimed to have missed school on specific days, but witnesses and school records contradict these statements, and police reports didn’t support her statements where she said the police were involved....   [tags: rituals, investigations, allegations] 1029 words
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“Naked Villainy”: Richard as a Satanic Hero - In many religions and cultures, a demonic entity embodies the spirit of evil, ruler of hell, enemy of God, and tempter of humankind. This arch rebel figure often emerges in literature, and one of the most well-known is Satan, a defiant epitome of evil from John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. There must be good in the presence of evil, thus there must be a hero with whom the villain clashes with, a bold character whom the audience roots for. In Shakespeare’s tragic play Richard III, Richard plays the role of both the hero and the villain by using his heroic traits to underscore his satanic persona....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1330 words
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Satanic Panic in the South - Satanic Panic in the South On the evening of May 5, 1993, three boys from West Memphis, Arkansas, were last seen riding their bikes together. In the early evening, Chris Byers' stepfather, John Mark Byers, reported that his stepson had not come home and he was becoming worried. The police were also notified of two other boys who had been with Chris and were considered missing, Michael Moore, and Stevie Branch. The police and the parents of the missing children searched the neighborhood unsuccessfully until 3AM the next morning....   [tags: Papers] 2493 words
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Your Humanism verses My Creationism - There are several philosophies which have recently surfaced which most likely intend to debunk the certainty we are undeniably a creation. Since my adolescence I have witnessed and observed that most individuals in general, have converted to the “humanism proposition,” (HP) and become less attracted to the “creationist hypothesis” (CH). I have formed my attitude and/or outlook based on observation and collective research into what I refer to as the “Eventual collapse of the creationist perspective.” Hollywood, coupled with the upsurge of non-believers in our society-(America), is warring against the actual notion that we to some degree, shape, or form are created....   [tags: Humanism Proposition, Creation, Philosophy]
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Values Based on Verses of Mark - Values Based on Verses of Mark Verses 12 through 19 of the 11th chapter of Mark tell two short stores; one of Jesus cursing a fig tree and the other of Jesus clearing out the temple. These two stories give insight as to the values and priorities held by Jesus. The first story to be examined is the cursing of the fig tree. As Jesus and His disciples were leaving Bethany, it is told that Jesus became hungry. He found a fig tree but discovered it was barren. Jesus then curses the tree, saying, “May no one eve eat fruit from you again.” Despite the brevity of the story, it gives insight to Jesus’ character....   [tags: Papers] 332 words
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Natural Food Verses Genetically Modified Foods - ... Sometimes they are clearly labeled and sometime they are not, but the majority of the time they both can be misleading. (Bawa and Anilakumar pg 1035--1046) In this paper I am arguing against the human consumption of genetically modified foods in a daily diet. My first reason is that research and experiments have proven that a diet of all natural foods are better for the overall health of your body verses a diet containing genetically modified foods. My second reason that I am arguing in this paper is that due to improper labeling of these foods it creates a false sense of security for the everyday consumers....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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The West Memphis 3 Murders - The West Memphis 3 were three teenagers who were accused of the brutal murder of 3 eight-year old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. The boys were believed to have been killed as part of a satanic ritual. By the next day, the police had already found their first suspect Damien Echols and were questioning him. Echols was considered a suspect because of his interest in the Wicca religion and officers investigating the case both thought that the “murders had strong overtones of a cultic sacrifice.” One of the officers said the only person he thought could be capable of committing such a horrible crime was Echols....   [tags: wicca, satanic ritual, suspects] 699 words
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Here Follows Some Verses - Here Follows Some Verses... In all of Anne Bradstreet’s poetry that we have read, she has taken an experience of hers and then dissected and related it to Christian and, more generally, Puritan merits. “Here Follows Some Verses,” is no exception. After the burning of her house 1666, Bradstreet wrote this poem. It expresses her longing for the house and the possessions that were consumed in the fire. The poem also shows the author’s solid faith in God. There is a minor conflict between her religious merits and her connection with her lost items (namely her house)....   [tags: essays research papers] 433 words
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Self Representation and the Self-Defeating Speaker in Jonathan Swift - Because Swift constructs a speaker who is meant to be seen as himself in “Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, D.S.P.D.”, his approach to the satire changes, taking on a more playful approach. The poem is more personal than political, and is more comedic in the sense that he satirizing himself as well as other people groups. The self-defeating rhetorical approach is embodied in this poem in the way that he puts himself down and exposes his own follies throughout the poem. While this is no doubt somewhat tongue-in-cheek, this in some ways frees Swift from criticism from outside sources....   [tags: Verses on the death of Dr. Swift]
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Comparing the Salem Witch Trials and Modern Satanic Trials - The Salem Witch Trials and Modern Satanic Trials         Cotton Mather, in his The Wonders of the Invisible World, preserved for posterity a very dark period in Puritanical American society through his account of the Salem witch trials in 1692. His description is immediately recognizable as being of the same viewpoint as those who were swept up in the hysteria of the moment. Mather viewed Salem as a battleground between the devil and the Puritans. "The New Englanders are a people of God settled in those which were once the devil's territories....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Satanic-Promethean Ideals - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Satanic-Promethean Ideals       Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a novel in conscious dialogue with canonical classics and contemporary works. It contains references to Coleridge, Wordsworth, and P. B. Shelley, but also to Cervantes and Milton. It is the latter's Paradise Lost which informs the themes and structure of the novel more than any other source. Like many of her contemporaries, Mary Shelley draws parallels between Milton's Satan and the Titan Prometheus of Greek myth....   [tags: Frankenstein essays]
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"The House of Spirits": A Look Into the Antagonistic Nature of Man verses Woman - Throughout the novel “The House of the Spirits” by Isabel Allende the reader sees many instances that exemplify the antagonistic nature of man verses woman. Through Esteban Trueba’s raping of many of the women at Tres Marias, his marriage with Clara, his relationship with his daughter Blanca and her with her lover Pedro Tercero Garcia and with Alba Trueba’s relationship with her lover Miguel and her Grandfather Esteban, much of what Allende wants the reader to know about the nature of man verses woman is exposed....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1627 words
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“Thou Camst on Earth to Make the Earth My Hell”: Richard as a Satanic Hero in Richard III by William Shakespeare - In mythology, the term “Satan” is defined as the ruler of the underworld. In literature however, that title is associated with the “opposer”, or the arch-rebel. This name originates from the corrupt hero Satan in Milton’s Paradise Lost. Interestingly, Satan is not completely depicted as demonic and repugnant. On the contrary, he is able to deliver exhilarating speeches, evoke pity of the public, and even demonstrate some virtues normally affiliated with a tragic hero. However, Milton is not the only one to use such a figure in his writing....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]
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Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie - Many scholars may disagree that Haroun and The Sea of Stories written by author Salman Rushdie does not tie back to the Fatwa but I believe this children's book was a great way to get across his views on Islamic culture. Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a reflection of the authors time hiding from the fatwa as well as the connections between political and religious figures. Rashid Khalifa and Salman Rushdie are threatened in both fiction and reality; only trying to reclaim their identities. Salman Rushdie is a Indian British author who has written many books that are mostly based on Indian Culture....   [tags: children stories, forced exile]
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Faith Verses Orgainized Religion - In the novel A Portrait of The Artist as Young Man by James Joyce, readers see Stephen go through life with faith, surrounded by others with faith and religious activities. After a while, Steven loses sight of true faith, forgets God and becomes an artist. Compared to “Portrait”, many skeptics in today’s culture have a mind set that organized religion does more harm than good. Many of these people make persuasive arguments that are or can be conclusive. In some cases they think or say, no matter what domination, a church, which is considered part of the organized religiosity, has too much power or it is filled with politics....   [tags: Religion]
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Bible verses - The book of 2 Samuel continues the history of Israel begun in 1 Samuel. In the book of 2 Samuel the Davidic covenant is established by the LORD, which would culminate in the reign of the King of Kings, Jesus Christ. Overview of the Book of 2 Samuel David reigned for forty years and is considered the "golden age" of Jewish history. He first conquered and established Jerusalem as the civic and spiritual center for all Israel. David desired to build the LORD a temple, but was forbidden to do so as he was a man of war and shed blood (1 Chronicles 28:3)....   [tags: Samuel, Jesus Christ]
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Here Follows Some Verses Upon the Burning of Our House, by Anne Bradstreet - The Puritan life, although simple, demanded diligence both mentally and spiritually which put stress on even the most faithful of followers. Although the common practice entailed brushing religious struggles under the rug, few writers bravely wrote of their religious doubts and endeavors to become better Puritans. Author Anne Bradstreet shows in her work “Here Follows Some Verse upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666” that religious struggles are often met by Puritans and it takes brave souls to admit their difficult time with their religion....   [tags: Puritan Life, Religious Struggles] 998 words
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History and Recent Events of Censorship - History and Recent Events of Censorship The aim of this report is to research the history and recent events of censorship. I shall look at examples and consider people's opinions. I want to learn about how people dealt with censorship. I visited the local library and used the internet and my own knowledge to gain information about censorship. WHAT IS CENSORSHIP. Censorship is the act of suppressing publications, films, television programmes, plays, and letters that are considered to be obscene, blasphemous or politically unacceptable....   [tags: Papers] 856 words
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Marginalization of Women by Salman Ahmed Rushdie - ... The cage- effect is so powerful that, in the final denouement, even dictators cannot escape from it... (Kuortti 1998:153) An illicit affair with a white man which resulted in pregnancy of one of the Shakil sisters shows how denial of freedom to women can lead to dangerous consequences. Sufia Zinobia is the daughter of General Hyder and Biliquis. The parents had expected a boy but by ill luck Sufia resulted. The birth of Sofia is considered as the “wrong miracle” (107) by the Hyder family as they expected male child, who can be potentially powerful as heir to their political legacy....   [tags: Pakistani stand point on rights of women]
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The Salman Rushdie Case: An Islamic View - ... He first acknowledges the opposition’s arguments and then attenuates their strength by reprehending their inferential validity. After setting up the stage, he splits those arguments into bits and digs deeper into the religious history of Islam in order to refute the fundamental premises of those arguments by linking his assertions to the primary sources of Islamic common law – the holy Quran and Hadith. After that, he concludes the article by linking the rebuttal to his thesis and apprises the supporters of Rushdie’s killing of the “barbaric” consequences of such demands....   [tags: critique, Khalid Zaheer, liberal, religion] 1849 words
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Criticism Of Shame - Criticism of Shame Shame, published in 1983, a year before his most famous work The Satanic Verses, presents a fabulistic account in a country that disturbingly represents Pakistan. Critically, Shame is compared to Midnight’s Children because the of its resemblances in themes and style. The idea for Shame, reported interviewer Ronal Hayman in Books and Bookmen, grew out of Rushdie’s interest in the Pakistani concept of sharam, a word that denotes a hybrid of embarrassment, discomfiture, decency, modesty, and a sense of having an ordained place in the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 709 words
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Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer once stated, “Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.” This was a problem faced by Salman Rushdie. After years of suffering from writers block, he overcame his obstacles and published "Haroun and the Sea of Stories". It is not only a story for his son, but a proclamation of the triumph of the writer over the oppressive forces that sought to silence him....   [tags: Haroun and the Sea of Stories]
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Salman Rushdie - There have been very few writers who have been dogged by controversy throughout their careers. Some have been persecuted in less enlightened times such as Mark Twain, and some have been ridiculed by the press like Edgar Allan Poe. Yet, Salman Rushdie was the first author in the free world to have been pursued from across continents and forced into hiding because of a death sentence by a foreign government. To say Salman Rushdie is a very controversial writer in today’s society would be a gross understatement....   [tags: essays research papers] 703 words
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