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Conceit and Misfortune in Oliver Goldsmith’s The Vicar of Wakefield - Conceit and Misfortune in Oliver Goldsmith’s The Vicar of Wakefield From three hundred years of Ireland’s history, The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction1[1] collects a combination of complete works and samples of the works of many great Irish authors. Among the authors included in this volume is Oliver Goldsmith, an Irishman of great diversity in his writings and remembered perhaps as well for his individuality, character and generosity as for the various poems, essays, and works of fiction that he contributed to literary world....   [tags: Vicar Wakefield]
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The Vicar of Wakefield and The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith - Oliver Goldsmith attained many professions such as a poet, novelist, essayist, dramatist and eccentric. His way with words was so gracefully fluent that it deserted him in society. His language was too advanced and his thoughts were so wise. Goldsmith wrote with confidence, which resulted in him being an excellent writer. His exceptional work is vividly shown in his two poems, The Vicar of Wakefield and The Deserted Village. These poems illustrate the theme of domestic tragedy and joy. Goldsmith was “born on 29 November 1731” according to the Library of Congress authority file (1465)....   [tags: biography, poems, philosphy]
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The Inaccessible Inner Life of Wakefield - The Inaccessible Inner Life of “Wakefield” “All these—all the meanness and agony without end I sitting looking out upon, See, hear, and am silent.” –Walt Whitman We are presented with a piece of gossip of a man named Wakefield who leaves his wife for twenty years to live in a house the next street over. If this story were workshopped in a present-day fiction writing class, it would be argued that this story has interesting elements but is not, as a whole, an interesting story-- that the story lies within Wakefield’s motivation for leaving or within the reaction of Wakefield’s wife upon the return of her presumed-dead husband, or that the point of view ought to be reconsidered in o...   [tags: Wakefield Stories Essays] 844 words
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Life Outside of Life in Hawthorne’s Wakefield - Life Outside of Life in Hawthorne’s Wakefield Efficacy lies at the heart of human desires for immortality. Characters throughout literature and art are depicted as wanting to step aside and see what their world would be like without their individual contributions. The literary classic A Christmas Carol and the more recent, but ageless, film It’s Wonderful Life both use outside influences (three ghosts and Clarence the Angel, respectively) to demonstrate Scrooge’s and George Bailey’s significance to the lives of others....   [tags: Hawthorne Wakefield Essays] 893 words
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Wakefield - What Was He Thinking. What would you think of a man who left his family, moved over to the next street to watch their lives unfold, and then returned after twenty years as if nothing had happened. What could drive a man to such bizarre behavior. These are the issues that Nathaniel Hawthorne deals with in the story of Mr. Wakefield. The very idea that a man could possibly do such a thing makes the audience want to understand his intentions. It is hard for a modern audience to make sense of such a story because television shows and movies have made today’s society focus so much on easily apparent themes or morals....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Hawthorne] 1482 words
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A Person's Identifity in the Short Story, Wakefield, by Nathaniel Hawthorne - ... Moreover, he is a person that abandons his principal duties and considers that he is maybe actually, exchangeable. As the narrator marks, “stepping aside for a moment, a man exposes himself to a fearful risk of losing his place forever”. While the third point is that finally, Wakefield takes a decision to go back to his wife and to start living his life like he was there every day by his wife’s side. Though, it leaves us with the question of what happens to Wakefield- is he fortunately accepted by his wife or if he lives endlessly in loneliness – afterwards his long-lasting nonappearance....   [tags: spirit, personality, nonappearance]
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Comparing Piety in The Wakefield Mystery Plays, The Book of Margery Kempe, and Le Morte D'Arthur - Comparing Notions of Piety in The Wakefield Mystery Plays, The Book of Margery Kempe, and Le Morte D'Arthur The monastic lifestyle that Launcelot and his knights adopt after their conversion is one that Margery Kempe might approve of -- doing penance, singing mass, fasting, and remaining abstinent. (MdA, 525) But Launcelot's change of heart is not motivated by the emotions that move Kempe, nor is his attitude towards God the same as can be found in The Book of Margery Kempe and The Wakefield Mystery Plays....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Romeo and Werther: Crazy In Love - Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is an Elizabethan tragedy Goethe’s book The Sorrows of Young Werther is an important novel of the Sturm und Drang movement which is promoting the Romantic’s philosophy in Germany. The play and the novel, both feature a male protagonist. The resemblance does not stop there. Exploring their similar characteristic one can say they both fall in love at first sight, they both idealized their beloved one, isolated themselves from their families and damn their souls....   [tags: shakespeare, goethes, romantics]
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Pornographic Theme in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - The Scarlet Letter: The Pornographic Theme Why has the author of The Scarlet Letter selected such a theme. Why, amid all the suggestive incidents of life in a wilderness; of a retreat from civilization to which, in every individual case, a thousand circumstances must have concurred to reconcile human nature with estrangement from home and country; or amid the historical connections of our history with Jesuit adventure, savage invasion, regicide outlawry, and French aggression, should the taste of Mr....   [tags: free essay writer] 949 words
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Waste Land Essay: Love and Sex - Love and Sex in The Waste Land      Attitudes toward love and sex are one of the major themes of the poem. The introduction to "The Waste Land" in The Norton Anthology of English Literature states that "This is a poem about spiritual dryness," and much of this spiritual dryness relates to the nature of the modern sexual experience (although there are also other aspects of spiritual dryness the introduction also notes that major themes include a lack of a "regenerating belief" that gives "significance and value to people" and a type of death that "heralds no resurrection")....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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Biography Of Charles Dickens - Charles Dickens was born February 7, 1812 in Landport, Portsea, to a middle-class family. His father John Dickens worked as a clerk in the local Navy Pay-Office, and his mother was Elizabeth. Soon after his birth, Charles moved to Norfolk, temporarily, and then to London and finally to Chatham. (Bloom 1-3) A few years later, in 1821, the Navy made internal reforms, and Charles's father lost his job, leaving the family poor and without steady income (Bloom 7). Due to this, the family moved to Camden Town, London in search of work....   [tags: Author Writer Biography] 979 words
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Critical Opinions - Critical Opinions Oliver Goldsmith, author of The Deserted Village, spent years as a hack writer, turning out books and articles on all sorts of subjects for London booksellers. Eventually, Goldsmith used his fluent pen to write himself out of obscurity and become one on the most characteristic and best English writers of the late 1700s, with his works The Vicar of Wakefield, The Traveller, and The Deserted Village. The Deserted Village is one of Goldsmith's acknowledged masterpieces, and probably the most distinguished long poem by an Irishman....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Vaccination-Autism Debate - Before the rise of the vaccination-autism debate in 1988, the safety of the MMR vaccine was put in doubt because of its negative effects related to Urabe mumps stress that would result to meningitis. A case had been presented before a court in Britain in the 1980s indicating that the MMR vaccine caused Urabe mumps strain. The adverse reactions of the MMR vaccines was brought before the American and the Canadian authorities because of the reports that emanated from Japan that the vaccine caused meningitis....   [tags: mmr,studies, media] 1275 words
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Media and Its Effects on Society - Media and its Effects on Society Media plays a crucial role in our life nowadays. It serves as a bridge that connects people to the world, leading to a global exchange of information and knowledge. Media also offers platform for people to voice their thoughts on political and social issues, providing room for different perspectives. Unquestionably, media affects our life in nearly every ways. With a turn of a magazine page, a tune on a radio, or a flip of a TV channel, media somewhat plays a part in our life....   [tags: Global Exchange of Information, Knowledge]
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Parents Who Refuse Vaccines for Their Children: Why Is There an Uneasiness Around Vaccination? - Since Edward Jenner’s first inoculation of the smallpox virus science has made leaps and bounds in the development of vaccines. Today the CDC recommends at least 16 vaccines for children. Through vaccines and crowd immunization we have eradicated polio and smallpox. There is no doubt that vaccines have helped human life grow and develop. However, there are growing concerns about side effects of vaccines. There are groups of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. Groups like this have lead to outbreaks of diseases we have not seen in decades....   [tags: autism, intestinal inflamation, bloodstream]
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Refrigerator Mother Theory - ... Moreover, he states that weak or absent father would likely cause autism, since children would not receive enough paternal love. In both cases, psychiatrists in mid-twentieth century believed that the autism was developed from children not receiving enough love, warmth and care from their parents. Moreover, they believed that good parenting could alleviate children from becoming ASD. Autism and Vaccination. Another postnatal theory is a vaccination theory. Andrew Wakefield published an article in the medical journal, Lancelot, reporting that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine would trigger the autism spectrum disorder (Godlee, Smith, & Marcovitch, 2011)....   [tags: early infantile autism] 590 words
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Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism - Vaccines have been used to prevent diseases for centuries, and have saved countless lives of children and adults. The smallpox vaccine was invented as early as 1796, and since then the use of vaccines has continued to protect us from countless life threatening diseases such as polio, measles, and pertussis. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2010) assures that vaccines are extensively tested by scientist to make sure they are effective and safe, and must receive the approval of the Food and Drug Administration before being used....   [tags: Vaccines ]
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The Vaccination-Autism Debate - The vaccination-autism debate originated from the studies of a British medical researcher named Andrew Wakefield. Wakefield had claimed to discover a connection between the vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and the development of autism and gastrointestinal disease in young children. (Hansen) He published his findings in a British medical journal and this started a large controversy amongst many scientists, doctors and citizens all over Europe. Many of who insist that there is no relation between the disease and the vaccination while others stand firm behind the beliefs of Wakefield....   [tags: media, cnn, cbs, studies] 1773 words
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Autism Spectrum Disorders - ... Wakefield's research linked autism to vaccines received in infancy and childhood through intestinal disease. The vaccine Dr. Wakefield primarily looked at was the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) triple vaccine. In 2004, most of the co-authors for the study withdrew their names after learning that Wakefield "had been paid by a law firm that intended to sue vaccine manufacturers" ("Retracted autism study," 2011). Wakefield's research underwent scrutiny from the British Medical Journal on allegations of falsifying medical data and "misrepresent[ing] or alter[ing] the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of the 1998 study" ("Retracted autism study")....   [tags: developmental disorder, communication] 796 words
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Modernism - Rebellion and Sexuality - Michael Levenson said in The Cambridge Companion to Modernism that Modernism fiction was “involved in the radical modern departure, across all of the arts, from representational verisimilitudei”. It was stylistically and thematically focused on rebellion against the way art was presented in the past and what its main focus was. D. H. Lawrence was from a working class background and was always conscious of his status as an outsider because of his class. In his writing he focused on the idea of transgressing modern class systems in the search of new experiences....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2048 words
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Why Our Children Should be Vaccinated - ... (Raja, Mooney 2014) Even though we have proof of their effectiveness based on scientific research and statistics, there are still parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated, ultimately putting their health at risk and the health of others who are not well enough or old enough to be vaccinated. It is extremely important that we try to reach out to these people and educate them on why their children should be vaccinated, not only for their health but for overall health within our communities....   [tags: childhood diseases, polio, smallpox] 797 words
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The Importance of Childhood Vaccination - Since the introduction of vaccinations, medical science has managed to all but eliminate many formerly fatal and debilitating childhood illnesses in countries where the immunization of children is nearly universal. Diseases such as measles, mumps, diphtheria, rubella and polio have been relegated to a marginal status in developed countries with active immunization campaigns; smallpox is actually considered to have been completely eliminated from the earth, without a single case having been reported since roughly 1979 (“Childhood”)....   [tags: Medicine Vaccinations]
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Vaccinating Children Should Be Mandatory - It used to be that vaccinations were considered a normal part of childhood, right along with loosing teeth and toilet training. However, in recent years vaccinations have become an extremely hot button issue, with many parents actually choosing not to vaccinate their children. The idea seems preposterous considering how many people were left with twisted backs, and withered limbs due to polio, or the amount of deaths as a result of measles. To see someone who has been left in an iron lung from a disease that is now preventable, and still choose not to prevent the disease seems absolutely asinine, and yet many parents are doing just that....   [tags: Vaccines Should Be Required] 1034 words
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Major Canadian Health Concern: Unvaccinated Children and the Spread of Preventable Diseases - ... The impact of this false study has created a ripple effect creating an unprecedented number of susceptible to infection-unvaccinated children potentially to suffer with either measles, mumps or rubella. Vaccinating your children is one of the most cost effective form of health care. (Public Health Canada) The increase in unvaccinated children is due to a redacted article. Currently there are a great number of misconceptions out in the public view. This all-lead back to the Wakefield study that has since partially retracted in 2004 and then completely in 2010 or websites that continues to expound on this faulty study....   [tags: vaccinations causing autism debate]
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No Needles: Why Vaccination Proponents' Persuasive Methods are Counterintuitive - It’s hard to imagine a world without vaccines—a world where “getting sick” had the potential to be fatal (or at least cause irreparable damage to one’s body). In this world, diseases robbed millions of bright-eyed children of their lives. Thankfully, though, with the development of vaccines, populations have grown larger and healthier over the past century. Sadly, despite the improved longevity of our species, many people are still undecided about—or vehemently against—childhood vaccination. They claim that vaccinations are dangerous and responsible for autism and other conditions....   [tags: health, misinformation]
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Reasons of why Vaccines are our Future - Why are parents not vaccinating their children against preventable diseases. Many infants and children are dying around the world due to preventable diseases. The parents of children in underdeveloped nations of the world are in need of vaccines. Vaccines are sent to these locations to help the people thrive. However, in the United States it is a different version, where parents demand their children not to be vaccinated. Vaccines are readily available to people, yet they refuse for many different reasons....   [tags: smallpox,autism, vaccination]
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Vaccinations: The Answer to Childhood Fatalities - America’s parents have taken to creating vulnerable children. Wary adults are neglecting vaccinations that control preventable diseases across the country. No child should be subjected to the susceptibility of an unvaccinated immune system. In this day and age, there is no reason for parents to avoid inoculations because the once fatal health risks, financial insufficiencies, and moral qualms that once presented a reason for doubt have dwindled away. Fatal diseases such as Measles, Polio, and Tetanus are preventable through vaccination, but manage to run rampant when parents subject their children to these illnesses by failing to have them vaccinated....   [tags: immunizations, vaccines, immune system]
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MMR Vaccine: Examining the Evidence - ... Furthermore, Wakefield’s research has been completely discredited by the publisher, The Lancet, and Dr. Wakefield has been charged with four counts of dishonesty and twelve counts of abuse of developmentally challenged children (Taylor et. al). The medical and media uproar that his paper has created can still be seen today. Hundreds of thousands of parents are choosing to not vaccinate their children and many anti-vaccination advocates still believe that his research is credible. His study created a breach in the parent-doctor relationship, leading many to not trust or question the safety of the vaccine being injected into their young and fragile children....   [tags: measles, mumps, rubella, the triple]
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Negative Effects of Vaccinations - A parent can’t go a week without hearing about vaccinations and the problems they will cause our children. Generally the advertised negative effects of the vaccinations are immediate, whereas others may indicate they cause problems later in life. In the day and age of the internet, what is a person to do. Get informed. Don’t take the information that is presented to you on Facebook, Twitter, email, or through the grapevine as science. Vaccinations have become a very taboo subject for parents today....   [tags: epidemic, polio, children, pediatrician]
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