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The Unredeemed Captive by John Demos - The Unredeemed Captive by John Demos John Demos in a sense presents themes that are entirely familiar and conventional. The themes of sin, retribution, and repentance are very prevalent in his writing. The loss of piety, the failure of spiritual nerve, the absolute necessity of reform; and the certainty of God's punishment if reform was not achieved appear throughout his book (Demos). (In this instance, Eunice's failure to return to her native land is putting her at risk in the eyes of God). For approximately 60 years John Williams who had been a captive for almost two years, and is one of the main characters of the story writes different letters, sermons, in an effort to reach the captive...   [tags: Demos Unredeemed Captive] 1226 words
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Held Captive by Indians in The Unredeemed Captive by John Demos - ... From this vantage point, they observed the villagers as they prepared for the night. There were rumors accumulating but by 1704 there were so many over a long period of time that everybody just ignored but still took precaution. Since they had been alerted to the possibility of a raid, they all took refuge within the palisade, and a guard was posted. The raid occurred in winter which was atypical. There was a couple feet of snow on the ground. The Indians would have to walk nearly 300 miles to get to Deerfield and return back with captives....   [tags: raid, journey, interpretation] 1022 words
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The Unredeemed Captive, by John Demos - At the start of John Demos' book The Unredeemed Captive, a group of Native Americans attack the English town of Deerfield, kidnap a few of its people, and take them to Canada. On October 21, 1703, in response to the attacks, the "Reverend Mr." John Williams, the town's leader, writes to Joseph Dudley, the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, for tax relief, funding to rebuild the fort, a prisoner exchange to free the captured residents, and soldiers to protect the town. Governor Dudley agrees to fulfill the reverend's requests, and stations 16 soldiers at the town's fort (Demos 1994, 11-13)....   [tags: Conflicts, Book Summary]
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The Unredeemed Captive, by John Demos - John Demos' book The Unredeemed Captive examines the story of "Reverend Mr." John Williams, the minister of the church of Deerfield (a town of approximately 300 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony), and his family. The reverend and his wife had many connections to important figures of the time. His father was a shoemaker, farmer, and "ruling elder" in the church at Roxbury. Reverend John Eliot, the minister of the Roxbury church, created many of the "praying towns" in which converted Native Americans worshipped and was New England's "Apostle to the Indians." Reverend Williams' wife, originally named Eunice Mather, was the daughter of Reverend Eleazer Mather, the minister of the church of Northa...   [tags: Conflicts, Character/Literary Analysis]
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Regulating the Captive Hunting Industry - ... Animal activists insist that leaving the animals to mature on their own and suffer from old age, helps to manage and balance their out of control specie populations. If there is a real need to intervene, there are nonlethal actions that can be used such as the sterilization of females or relocation to less populated areas. These tactics can slow down the expansion to a more sustainable level. It is less forceful and dangerous to the species because hunting can sometimes be too aggressive and can thin a species too quickly (Animal Population Control )....   [tags: cruel and inhumane acts]
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Conflicts in The Unredeemed Captive - At the start of John Demos' book The Unredeemed Captive, a group of Native Americans attacked the English town of Deerfield, kidnapped a few of its people, and took them to Canada. Thirteen days after the attack, on October 21, 1703, the "Reverend Mr." John Williams, the town's leader, wrote to Joseph Dudley, the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, for tax relief, funding to rebuild the fort, a prisoner exchange to free the captured residents, and soldiers to protect the town. Governor Dudley agreed to fulfill the reverend's requests, and stationed 16 soldiers at the town's fort (p....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Captive Orcas Killer Whales - Though often seen as fierce killing machines, Orca whales, more commonly known as killer whales, are much different. In some ways, these mysterious creatures are much like humans. Many people are fascinated by these whales when they see them perform in marine parks such as SeaWorld. What most people don’t realize is that the life of these whales is not as great as it may seem. There is much evidence that proves captive life will never be adequate. There is no doubt that life in captivity is no match for life in the wild....   [tags: Orca Whales, Sea Animals, Marine Parks]
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Endangering Captive Exotic Cats - Americans as a culture take as they see fit, in almost everything we do, this action of taking is what our country was ultimately founded on when the Europeans took the land we now call The United States of America. This grievously includes exotic animals, and in a more glamorized spotlight the exotic cat, for their private ownership. Americans glamorize owning exotic animals and associate the magnificent pet with a higher social and financial status. Simply one high profile example is in the movie The Hangover, released in 2009, towards the beginning of the movie, the viewer is introduced to what is later revealed to be Mike Tysons very large Bengal tiger....   [tags: animals, exotic animals]
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Homer: Blind or Captive - ... He is most famous for composing The Iliad and The Odyssey. The Iliad is about the Trojan war and The Battle of Troy. In the beginning of the book Achilles fights with the chief king whose name is Agamemon, about a female slave, the soldiers gave her to him as a prize. The chief king takes the female slave and Achilles leaves the war. Achilles starts fighting again when Patroclus, Achilles close friend, is killed. Achilles kills the person who killed Patroclus. The Iliad ends there before Achilles dies from an arrow shot into his heel, and before the trojan horse is sent into Troy....   [tags: The Odyssey, ancient Greek poets]
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Captive Animals - Everyday, while people are living their comfortable lives, animals are getting closer and closer to being wiped out. Animals live in fear of poaching, habitat destruction, and many more dangers that people could help control. People may have the ability to stop these issues but few care, they would rather sit back and watch as millions of animals die each year. Zoos are taking the lead in conserving endangered animals by acting as sanctuaries and giving animals the protection they lack in the wild (“Zoo”)....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Overview of John Demos's Unredeemed Captive - The Unredeemed Captive tells a story of struggles a family went through to stay true to one another. Eunice Williams’ was taken captive and family went through many obstacles to try and get her home. Both Eunice and her family were captured together along with many other town residents in the Deerfield Massacre of 1704. Demos precisely described the Deerfield raid along with the process of traveling to Canada. Throughout the book, Demos also covered some individual captive experiences and events....   [tags: character analysis, eunice william]
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Capture Myopathy: Syndrome within Captive Animals - ... (3) Capture Myopathy is quite often referred to as white muscle disease, the muscle when used causes a change of metabolism from using oxygen to using the stored energy within the muscle. The change up allows for lactic acid to build up and make its way into the bloodstream where it changes the homeostasis of the body: the body pH and the heart output. In essence, if the heart is inefficiently pumping the correct oxygen to the muscle, the muscle will begin to deteriorate and ultimately lead to damages to the kidney and the effector organs....   [tags: dysfunction to muscle fibers] 633 words
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Biological Diversity and the Ways It Can Be Destroyed, Restored and Maintained - For my topic I chose to explore biological diversity and ways that it can be destroyed, restored, and maintained. In class, we were taught that diversity is the number of distinct species of animals, insects, plants, etc. that are living in a particular area. We found out that diversity is greater in the tropics and less towards the poles. This is called the Latitude Diversity Gradient and could be due to one or more of three theories. They are the cradle hypothesis that says the area where species tend to be born is in the tropical latitudes, the museum hypothesis that says the tropical latitudes provide a better habitat for species that go extinct in other latitudes, and the destination h...   [tags: captive breeding and reintroduction programs]
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Captive Tiger Management Activity in San Diego Zoo and Malacca Zoo. - Captive Tiger Management Activity in San Diego Zoo and Malacca Zoo. Tiger (Panthera tigris) is one of the best-known large mammals and the largest living cat. However, their numbers in the wild are decreasing significantly. According to Seidensticker et al. (2010), there are three subspecies becoming extinct since the 1940s. Particularly, Panthera tigris sumatrae or also known as Sumatran tiger is now listed as critically endangered, with around 300 individuals proposed to be living in the wild (Seidensticker et al., 2010)....   [tags: largest living cat, wildlife, mammals]
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Captive Tiger Management Activity in Malacca Zoo and Surabaya Zoo - Tiger is a wild animal and usually thrives on the top of the food chain within its original ecosystem. They used the chasing feeding method, in which they chase their food. In the wilderness, the preys usually are large, hooved, and of high quality animals such as deer, antelope, or even horse in some cases. The term “tiger” are derived from the Latin word tigris, in which it mean “a spotted tiger hound of Actaeon” (Harper, 2014). This “big cat” falls within the genus Panthera, where some researchers suggest that it was derived from old French word “pantere” that mean “the yellowish animal”....   [tags: taking care of wildlife in captivity]
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A Captive of Dragons - “But mother, I am only eighteen, why must I be married,” I whined in a most unladylike fashion. “Emmaline, you are coming upon an eligible age and it is time to decide your prospects. And is what a princess must do.” I pouted at mother across the breakfast table, unsatisfied by her reasoning. “Shouldn’t I choose who I want,” I questioned. “If you weren’t so picky then yes you could. We need someone quickly though and someone that will keep on with our pure blood. In fact, your father and I have perfect a perfectly wonderful suitor,” said mother....   [tags: personal narrative] 1050 words
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A Critical Analysis of John Demos' The Unredeemed Captive - John Demos’s “the Unredeemed Captive” is a story about a man named John Williams, and his five children who were captured by Indians during a war in 1704. John Williams and his children are eventually released, but much to his disappointment, his youngest daughter Eunice remained with her captors, and married an Indian man. This story has a captivating storyline, and makes for a very compelling narrative. In this paper I will attempt to make a critical analysis of John Demos’s work. The major areas I am looking at are the evolution or the piece, from beginning to end, what the major sections of the book are and how they flow together, and how this work is and isn’t a conventional narrative....   [tags: Critical Analysis] 262 words
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Media Violence and the Captive Audience - The media, including television programming, cartoons, film, the news, as well as literature and magazines, is a very powerful and pervasive medium for expression. It can reach a large number of people and convey ideas, cultural norms, stereotypic roles, power relationships, ethics, and values. Through these messages, the mass media may have a strong influence on individual behavior, views, and values, as well as in shaping national character and culture. Although there is a great potential for the media to have a positive and affirming effect on the public and society at large, there may be important negative consequences when the messages conveyed are harmful, destructive, or violent....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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A Story About a Captured Woman - Like a helpless animal, she whimpered, pulling at the heavy shackles in a hopeless attempt to relieve the aching pain on her ankle. The heat was unbearable. The baggy shirt that drowned her skinny frame was drenched in sweat. On the wall opposite her was a collage of photos of her walking to college, out with friends, close up photos of her watching television and in the centre a photo taken by her bedside of her sleeping. The first few times of seeing the centre photo would leave her feeling physically sick....   [tags: Kidnapped, Rape, Captive] 986 words
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Shattered: The Effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - In regards to the Civil War veterans he saw, Rev. J.L. Burrows once said, "It is not in human nature to be contented under physical restraints." This quote perfectly describes the feelings of soldiers taken prisoner during the Civil War. Many of these captives harbored feelings of resentment towards their captors, despite relatively mild prison camp conditions. However, these feelings of resentment soon turned to animosity as conditions went from mildly inconvenient to hellish nightmares. This will become apparent when given the history of the prison camps and examples of two of the worst offenders - Confederate led Andersonville in the South and Union run Elmira to the North....   [tags: camps, symptoms, captives] 1748 words
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The Society of Captives: A Study of a Maximum Security Prison - Gresham M. Sykes describes the society of captives from the inmates’ point of view. Sykes acknowledges the fact that his observations are generalizations but he feels that most inmates can agree on feelings of deprivation and frustration. As he sketches the development of physical punishment towards psychological punishment, Sykes follows that both have an enormous effect on the inmate and do not differ greatly in their cruelty. The “pains of imprisonment” can be divided into five main conditions that attack the inmate’s personality and his feeling of self-worth....   [tags: Gresham M. Sykes] 1648 words
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Survival on the Beach in Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe - ... He buys pelts that Crusoe got while exploring the coast, and also buys Xury from him too, and takes Crusoe to Brazil. Now in Brazil, Robinson buys a plot of land and becomes a plantation owner. He becomes very successful, but heads to Africa for a slave gathering expedition, and gets ship wrecked before even leaving the Caribbean. Robinson Crusoe finds himself on an empty island with no other human being. Being the only person who survived the crash, Crusoe makes a shelter and a small raft, which he uses to go to the crashed ship to find items not ruined by the water....   [tags: island, captives, community]
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Life Behind Bars: A Look into the Life of Prisoners based on the Society of Captives by Gresham M. Sykes - The life behind bars basically means the life of imprisonment. Most people believe that inmates live in very relaxed and comfortable life in the prisons with TVs, other electronic equipment and exercise equipment. However, the reality is far different from most people think. People do not want to see inmates to treat in inhumanely, but they also do not want to see they live in very comfy lives in the prisons. They are more likely to commit crime after when they go back to the society, if they experience horribly in the prisons....   [tags: imprisionment, inmates]
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The Perfect Man for a Special Death - Long before the Eastern World was discovered by the Western World, the Aztecs were sacrificing people to their Gods. During the changing of seasons, the Aztecs gave thanks to their God, Tezcatlipoca. The time of Toxcatl was a great festival and the Aztecs turned a captive warrior into Tezcatlipoca for an entire year. The Florentine Codex was written decades after the Spanish Conquest, by the Spanish priest Bernardino de Sahagun. The Aztec boys were the main writers of the Festival of Tezcatlipoca....   [tags: the Florentine Codex, the Aztecs] 515 words
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Conquering North Carolina's Endangered Aves - Conquering North Carolina’s Endangered Aves North Carolina has nine birds that are listed as FE, Federally Endangered, and five birds that are listed as FT, Federally Threatened (Protected). Endangered species are in danger of becoming extinct, whereas threatened species are likely to become endangered (What). The Wood Stork, Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Bewick’s Wren, and American Peregrine Falcon consist of four of the nine FE birds. Of the five FT birds in North Carolina, two of them are the Bald Eagle and the Northern Saw-whet Owl (Protected)....   [tags: habitat destruction, hunting, poaching]
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Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi - Captivity in Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi, is a strongly emphasized theme. Fideaus the protagonist is constantly constrained and surveilled within the realms of the Egyptian society subsequently being emotionally, and twice literally, captive. The significance of captivity in Woman at Point Zero is not only for plot or dramatic effect. In the writing of Woman At Point Zero Nawal El Saadawi wishes to inform the reader about the captivity felt by some women in suppressive countries. In this way, she means the protagonist Firdaus to not only represent one woman but many....   [tags: Woman at Point Zero] 1294 words
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Christina Snyder's Slavery in Indian Country - Christina Snyder, who was a student of South history, focused on Oglethorpe and colonization, slavery and the Civil War. However, when she learned of an older South, which was once dominated by Native people, she was fascinated by the region’s Native history. Although there were much warfare occurred at the region, she concluded the region as “… I also learned that these two Souths were never really separate, that the region was and is diverse and contested.” (Snyder 317) In the book “Slavery in Indian Country”, she explored the long history of captivity....   [tags: book analysis, native-american history]
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Analysis of What Are Years? by Marianne Moore - In the poem “What Are Years,” written by Marianne Moore there are two poetic devices being used in order to convey the meaning of the poem. Through the use of different figures of speech and unique forms, she discusses the different life stages a person experiences. The entire poem is based on powerful metaphors used to discuss the emotions and feelings through each of the stages. For example, she states “The very bird/grown taller as he sings, steels/ his form straight up. Though he is captive (20-22).” These lines demonstrate the stage of adulthood and the daily challenges that a person is faced with....   [tags: Poems, Poetry Analysis] 261 words
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Killer Whales Kept in Captivity - For several years, Americans have been visiting amusement parks, like SeaWorld and Six Flags, to observe large animals like orcas, also known as killer whales. These whales are quite difficult to view in the wild, but can now be seen for a simple fee. Orcas are known to be one of the smartest mammals. They are friendly, and this has caused people to take advantage of them. For the past sixty years, people have brought these massive creatures into their aquariums to make a profit from their exhibitions....   [tags: amusement parks, attacks, orcas]
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Dolphins in Captivity vs. Dolphins in the Wild - Dolphins have long been a creature of great fascination for many humans around the globe and throughout time. They were once completely wild and are now reduced by the hundreds, if not thousands, each year from various events that occur. These events range from being caught for research and used in an aquarium for human entertainment to being trapped and killed for their market value. Any of these occurrences come down to making money. Some of the similarities and differences associated with the two primary living environments known for dolphins, wild and captive, will be explored....   [tags: Dolphins] 2032 words
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More than Just Creatures that Coexist with Humans - The Dalai Lama once said, “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” This goes for animals too. Animals are now much more than creatures we coexist with on Earth. They are companions within our homes and hearts. Any living species has rights. Just as you and I deserve respect, animals do also. When you think of animal farms, most of us resort to the image of animals and chickens on Old McDonald’s farm with a bright red barn in the background. However, animals have not always been in agriculture....   [tags: companions, animal abuse]
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Should Animals Be Kept in Captivity? - There are billions of animals in captivity around the world. These animals are in zoos, breeding centers, and research laboratories. All those animals lead to out lash because of the stress of being in a small confinement habitat. Is it ethical to keep animals in captivity for research, breeding, or for our enjoyment. Over the years keeping animals in captive has not changed in safety and the well-being of the animal. The reasons that animals are held in captivity could favor some people and others not....   [tags: habiat, safety, well-being]
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Wolves: An Excellent Example for Dominance Behavior - Wolves provide an excellent example for dominance behavior and the interactions within social groups. Researchers such as L.D. Mech spend their lives observing the behaviors of wolves in order to better understand leadership and dominance behavior across species. Because displays of leadership and dominance differ between wolves living in the wild and wolves living in captivity, examining both allows a greater understanding of both types of behavior. Wolves in the wild form packs in which one male and one female, considered “alphas,” preside over the pack and act as its leaders....   [tags: social interactions among animals] 561 words
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The Differences in Coping, Conforming, and Adapting - Stories of women being held captive throughout history evoke feelings of brutality, loneliness, death, and sadness. How did they have the drive to stay alive. Why did they stay when they had the chance to leave. Early relations between the English settlers and Native American Indians were sometimes futile and barbaric. Only a small amount of the narratives showed compassion and love for the prisoner-turned-family member. Women and children were taken away from their families and homes as bargaining chips, to replace the Indian’s lost loved-ones, or just because they could in a time of turmoil....   [tags: Women in Captivity,mary jemison,mary rowlandson]
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Should Animals Be Kept in Captivity - Animals should not be kept in captivity for any reason unless they have been harmed and need to receive treatment but they should be released as soon as they are healthy and capable of taking care of themselves again. The use of a captive animal for research, education, or entertainment is just wrong no creature deserves to have their life taken away for our benefit. Would you want to be captured and put in a tiny box or a fake little ecosystem, or abused and tortured because apparently that’s the only possible way to train an animal....   [tags: zoos, circus, animals, freedom]
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Orcas in SeaWorld - As a child I loved going to SeaWorld to see “Shamu” and his performances. It was a magical place where I could go see one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet wave at me, splash me and even do a small dance. Little did I know that the captivity of these grandiose animals is extremely harmful. Half a century ago in 1964, the first orcinus orca or killer whale was captured and put on display (Rose 1). Today, there are forty-five orcas in captivity with about half being born in confinement (“Killer Whales in Captivity”)....   [tags: killer whales, shamu]
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Saving Endangered Species - Earth is home to innumerable species of animals. Many of these animals are endangered. These species have become endangered naturally or by humans. Humans have caused an enormous impact on the environment for many years which has caused damages to the ecosystem. Although saving these animals is an option, it will take everyone’s effort and determination to make it happen. The book 100 Heartbeats by Jeff Corwin tells the stories of animals that are endangered due to either human or natural reasons, and what is being done to save the animals from extinction....   [tags: environmental issues and solutions]
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Tool Use by Chimpanzees - The Pan troglodytes, also known as the common chimpanzees, are the first animals to be observed in not only the utilization of tools but also manufacturing their own tools. Primatologist Jane Goodall was sent to the then British protectorate of Tanganyika to study chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve by Dr. Louis Leakey. In 1960, while studying the chimpanzee in the reserve Goodall observed a chimpanzee using grass to fish for termites in a termite mound. Shortly after her observation, she noticed the chimpanzees in the reserve making their own tools by removing the leaves from a twig to insert into the termite nests....   [tags: Pan Troglydates]
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Chimpanzee's and Tool Use - Introduction: Chimpanzees are part of the non-human primate group. Though we share a common ancestor, evolution has pushed us in different directions. However this common ancestor causes humans to be curious about these creatures. As discussed in Jane Goodall’s video Among the Wild Chimpanzees we were once considered to be human because of our use of tools but once we observed these non-human primates using tools, this perception was changed forever. The question now at hand is if having the chimpanzees that we study in captivity makes a difference between studying wild chimps....   [tags: Non Human Primate Group, Common Ancestor]
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Comparison of The Aztecs and The Incas - The Aztec’s and the Inca’s have many similarities such as religious beliefs, and views about gods. Inca’s views about training for war are different, and the Aztec’s artifacts are somewhat different to. The farm land compared to the Inca’s is differs also, because where the Aztec’s lived the land was elevated about ten thousand feet. The religious beliefs of the Aztec’s was bloody they believed they had to make many sacrifices to appease the gods. The sacrifices were an important aspect of the Aztec religion....   [tags: Compare Contrast Ancient History]
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Bondage and Escape in Sons and Lovers - Bondage and Escape in Sons & Lovers A major theme in "Sons & Lovers" is bondage and escape. Every major character is held hostage by another character or by their environment. Her husband, her family and her anger at the family's social status hold Mrs. Morel hostage. She has no friends to be seen or money of her own to use. Her escape from her bondage is her death. She was unhappy her whole life and lived though another human as a source of happiness. She essentially lived her life through William and, after his death, through Paul, which in a twist of irony, by doing so she is essentially keeping them in bondage....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays] 623 words
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The Slaughter of Lambs during World War II and Moishe the Beadle's Sayings - “Oh Jews of Sighet hear my cry”, said a wise mystic called Moishe the Beadle. Moishe was a foreigner, and was recently deported by the Hungarian government. According to Moishe that was all a cover up, the government was part of an elaborate plot for the murder of all the Jews around the globe. The times were already hard, because at the time the Allies and the Axis Powers were fighting World War II. This was the beginning of the slaughtering of lambs for Jews, because Hitler considered Jews a form of pollution on this planet, and began his massacre of millions....   [tags: Nazi, concentration camps, Moishe the Beadle,] 1108 words
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The Meaning of What Are Years? by Marianne Moore - In the poem “What Are Years?”, Moore clearly expresses her perception of life. Moore states that no one can truly understand the nature of their guilt or innocence. Everyone is “naked” to the dangers of existence. Moore defines courage as “resolute doubt,” having the ability, or the the "strength of spirit", to keep going even when defeated. To be strong, one must accept their own mortality. One must accept the reality of death and yet keep fighting to live. Although we are all imprisoned in a world of mortality, we must fight every day to give meaning to our life....   [tags: Poems, Poetry Analysis] 223 words
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Killer Whales Should Not Be Kept in Captivity - "Imagine if the world you lived in, the space you breathed in, and the freedom you played in were suddenly taken away from you." (Free Willy) Orca whales are the largest members of the dolphin family. Orcas are very curious creatures, they like to sky hop, which is when they poke their heads out of the water and look around, and they can also dive to as much as a hundred feet. These social animals live in pods and stay with them for their whole lives. They are so family oriented that they can may sleep together in a tight circle and have synchronized breathing....   [tags: Killer Whales Don't Belong in Captivity]
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Two Different Perspectives of Life Experiences with Indians - Mary Rowlandson’s “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson” and Benjamin Franklin’s “Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America” are two different perspectives based on unique experiences the narrators had with “savages.” Benjamin Franklin’s “Remarks Concerning the Savages…” is a comparison between the ways of the Indians and the ways of the Englishmen along with Franklin’s reason why the Indians should not be defined as savages. “A Narrative of the Captivity…” is a written test of faith about a brutally traumatic experience that a woman faced alone while being held captive by Indians....   [tags: God, benjamin franklin, mary rowlandson]
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Keeping Orca Whales in Captivity Should Be Banned - ... That is why they are called Killer whales. People say that keeping orca’s in captivities is not a problem, yet they do not realize that, orcas are also human beings. There are several reasons, why keeping these thirty-feet long creatures, in captivities is a problem. One of them, which are the tank, which is too small, compared to ocean where they can swim freely. One the other side, in captivities, the space is limited. Comparatively, to how they swim out in the wild “orcas can swim up to 100 miles per day- a phenomenal amount, in comparison to the exercise they receive in captivity”(Cronin)....   [tags: controversies, ethical dilemmas]
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Prisoners Without Choice - Prisoners without Choice When people go on a trip to the zoo, it can be assumed that they do not think about much more than what they can see. Signals that make zoos unfair and sometimes unbearable for the captive animals are not visible to most spectators. This essay will explain how zoos are unjust and should not be supported. Animals should not be held captive due their negative behavioral changes, lack of natural habitat and the zoos failure to effectively preserve endangered species....   [tags: Zoology Zoo Animals Essays]
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Psychological and Christian Theories - Psychology and biblical teachings have history of being considered the opposite of each other. Regardless, there are still Christian counselors or therapists that use (or in a sense, have to use) techniques that come from psychological theories. They key here is to evaluate these psychological theories while using the truth of the bible as a guide. Doing so will help determine what may be helpful to use in certain situations and what will be opposed to God. Considering psychology is such a vast field, a Christian counselor will have to research many varieties of these psychological theories....   [tags: god, bibilical, freud] 586 words
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