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Tracing the Notion of Japanese Myths - Tracing the notion of ‘Japanese myths’ As my thesis deals with the interpretations and commentaries on Japanese myths from Western scholars one would expect me to start with the beginnings of Mythological research in the 19th century Europe, but the more urgent topic in my opinion is the positioning of the Japanese myths at the time the first Japanologist came to the contact with them, a very complex subject reaching as far as the 8th century encompassing the story of a text, its construction, interpretation, reception as well as translation....   [tags: Interpretations, Commentaries]
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1984, by George Orwell and Gattaca, by Andrew Niccol - Nineteen Eighty-Four written by George Orwell and Gattaca directed by Andrew Niccol are prophetic social commentaries which explore the broad social wrong of a totalitarian government. Both texts depict a futuristic, dystopian society in which individuality is destroyed in favour of faceless conformity. Niccol and Orwell through the experiences of their protagonists reflect the impact isolation from society has on individuals. The authors of both texts also use their protagonists Winston, who cannot understand the rhetoric of the government party and Vincent, who is trapped, unable to achieve his dreams because of his imperfect genome, to demonstrate individual rebellion against society and...   [tags: Prophetic Social Commentaries] 987 words
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Ibn Rushd An Ismalic Philosopher - Abu Al-Walid Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ibn Rushd, known in Latin as Averroes, was one of the most influential Islamic philosophers and scientist. He lived in a time where Philosophy was not celebrated in the Islamic world, and philosophers were regarded as unbelievers. He, however, revived the Aristotelian philosophy stressing that it has no conflict with the belief in God, and that was the theme he used throughout his writings. He integrated religion and philosophy challenging the anti-philosophical view of the Muslim scholars at that point....   [tags: averroes, spain, existence of God]
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Existentialism in The Stranger by Albert Camus - In The Stranger by Albert Camus there are many points where Camus’s personal beliefs in existentialism are found. Camus showed his existentialistic beliefs by using his characters to make social commentaries on multiple different social institution, including marriage, time, and society itself. Camus uses all of his characters to show his social commentaries with specific characters going to show what existentialists believe are bad qualities of social institutions. Some of the social institutions that are shown in this novel are marriage, time, and the idea of a group of people forming a society altogether....   [tags: Marie, Raymond, Perez, and Meursault]
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The Evolution of Calvinist Thought and Practice - The Evolution of Calvinist Thought and Practice The spirit of Zwinglianism reached its fullest development in the theology, political theories, and ecclesiastic thought of John Calvin (1509-1564). Perhaps even more so than Martin Luther, Calvin created the patterns and thought that would dominate Western culture throughout the modern period....   [tags: Papers] 1124 words
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The Effect of Viewing Varying Levels and Contexts of Violent Sports - 1. Raney, A. A., & Depalma, A. J. (2006). The Effect of Viewing Varying Levels and Contexts of Violent Sports Programming on Enjoyment, Mood, and Perceived Violence. Mass Communication & Society, 9(3), 321–338. doi:10.1207/s15327825mcs0903_4 The first two article were probably the most useful in my current study. They both were about media’s influence in aggression in sports. It’s turned to be a difficult task finding articles that included media influence on sports. Both articles also gave me lots of leads to other research on the subject....   [tags: media influence, sports violence, fanatics] 1378 words
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Exegesis: The Healing Powers of Jesus - 18 While he was saying these things to them, suddenly a leader of the synagogue [a] came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.” 19 And Jesus got up and followed him, with his disciples. 20 Then suddenly a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak, 21 for she said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well.” 22 Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well....   [tags: Mathew gospel, beliefs]
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The Doctrine of the Indefinite Terms in the Ancient Commentators of Aristotle - The Doctrine of the Indefinite Terms in the Ancient Commentators of Aristotle ABSTRACT: The ancient commentaries on Aristotle's Peri Hermeneias (De Interpretatione) give us important elements to understand more clearly some difficult passages of this treatise. In the case of the indefinite names and verbs (i.e. 'not-man', and 'does not recover', respectively), these commentaries reveal a doctrine which explains not only the nature of the indefinites, but also why Aristotle introduces these kinds of term in Peri Hermeneias....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Scripture Analysis: 1 John 5:13-21 - When contrasting First John to Second and Third John, you notice how First John lacks the typical stylistic features of a letter. However, the genre of First John is an epistle. This outstanding book joins twenty other letters in the New Testament. First John is probably best regarded as a written sermon or pastoral address. Walt Russell gives us clear principles when reading and interpreting an epistle. He states the following steps: read the whole epistle in one setting the get the big idea of the letter and its main contours, think in terms of the paragraphs being the main units of thought, knowing the structure of epistles helps you know where you are in the letter, and do some backgroun...   [tags: Scripture Analysis]
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Eleven 7 vs FIFA2004 - Eleven 7 vs FIFA2004 Koreans are never going to forget what happened in the summer of 2002. The South Korean soccer team entered the world cup semifinals. Prior to this, the South Koreans had never passed the first round. The Koreans became the first Asian team to make the semifinals in the world cup. Since that time, I have enjoyed playing soccer related games. Because I like to play video games I spend a lot of time playing two soccer games for PlayStation2 (PS2). They are Winning Eleven 7 (WE7) and FIFA 2004, which are two of the most popular soccer games ever....   [tags: Soccer Video Games Essays] 881 words
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Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian period: The Ise Monogatari and The Tosa Nikki - During the Heian period the use of poetry in writing was diverse. Knowledge of poetry was an important aspect of everyday life and though poets were not particularly highly ranked, good poets attained a very high level of respect. Just as the subjects of poetry were varied, so were the poets who wrote them. The monogatari and the nikki were both regarded as important literary works of the time. Two of these in particular were the Ise Monogatari and the Tosa Nikki. The Ise Monogatari contained many poems each preluded by a verse of prose detailing a little bit about the circumstances that the poem was written in....   [tags: Ariwara No Narihira]
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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth - Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart, authors of How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, have written an easy to read book for those who want to learn more about what the Bible has to offer. The authors present distinct principles for interpreting different genres found in the Bible. The book has sold over a half a million copies and is one of the most popular books regarding biblical interpretation. Fee is a seminary professor of New Testament studies at Regent College. He has authored several New Testament commentaries and is the general editor of the New International Commentary series....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Gordon D. Fee, Douglas Stuart] 2579 words
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The Influence of Chekhov and Ibsen on Singapore Theatre - Singapore theatre is greatly influenced by the theatre of Anton Chekhov and Henrik Ibsen, especially in regard to the purpose of the play. Ibsen and Chekhov use their plays as social commentaries to explore Europe’s social issues and criticise outdated norms; Singaporean plays function as social commentaries, too. However, Singapore theatre and the theatre of Chekhov and Ibsen are definitely not entirely the same, with writing styles being a main contrast. This paper examines how much the work of Ibsen and Chekhov has affected Singapore theatre....   [tags: Singapore Theater ]
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Reasons Why We Should Require Digitalization of College Textbooks - “Reasons Why We Should Require Digitalization of College Textbooks” In his essay “Colleges Should Mandate That All Textbooks Be Digitized,” Mark Pensky, software designer and author of Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning and Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom, takes the position that colleges should ban non-electronic books to improve teaching and learning. Some of the issues he speaks to are; what a bookless college would look like, moving education into the 21st century, addressing pushback of the social and cultural norms, creating enhancements to the educational system, the advantages of having an all digital campus, and the roles of teachers and college surrounding th...   [tags: digital wisdom, ebooks, digital revolution]
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Danny Saunders: Silence Made Him Stronger - Danny Saunders is a Hasidic boy with a brilliant mind, kind and compassionate heart, who struggles between his desire for secular knowledge and his escaping from his inherited position as eventual leader of Hasidic religious as a tzaddik. Danny comes from a very strict Hasidic background. He is the son of Reb Saunders who became a rabbi in Russia and leads his followers to America to live a better life and no one would treat them different then other religious people. Danny attends a yeshiva school established by his father....   [tags: silence, summary,] 1503 words
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Treatment of Women in Ancient Literature - Women were often subjects of intense focus in ancient literary works. In Sarah Pomeroy’s introduction of her text Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves, she writes, “Women pervade nearly every genre of classical literature, yet often the bias of the author distorts the information” (x). It is evident in literature that the social roles of women were more restricted than the roles of men. And since the majority of early literature was written by men, misogyny tends to taint much of it. The female characters are usually given negative traits of deception, temptation, selfishness, and seduction....   [tags: womens rights, literature]
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Scottsboro Boys Trial Comparison - The text that provides the best commentary is Harper Lee’s, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. Both ‘Dry September’ and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ are loosely based on the Scottsboro Trial; ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is the better commentary. This is for three reasons, the crime that both accused were charged with and the outcomes, the prejudice that the jury has in both cases, and the discrepancy and integrity of the alleged victims. Nevertheless the reasons articulate for a strong forefront for the better commentary of, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 964 words
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The Philippine News Media - The Philippine news media today is at a state where they seem to be more and more fearless on their commentary and more vigilant in their society. Significant events, like the infamous Maguindanao massacre, where 57 people, including 34 journalists have been slain, and the recently concluded 2010 Philippine elections, where our nation opened another chapter as we inaugurated our 15th President in Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, the Filipino people has grown immense awareness in the status of our country....   [tags: Media] 942 words
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The Book of Songs - The Warring States period was a time of inner turmoil and widespread chaos in China, in which independent rebel warlords seized land and power in the absence of a centralized authority. There existed a desperate need for a solution to effectively stop the interregional conflicts and establish order in China, and in pursuit of that goal arose the Hundred Schools of Thought. The three primary schools that were conceived during this ideological flourishing were Confucianism, Taoism, and Legalism. The principal tenets of Confucianism were illustrated in the Four Books (Great Learning, Doctrine of the Mean, Analects, and Mencius), classic texts that were selected by the scholar Zhuxi in the Song...   [tags: Chinese Society, Warring States]
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The Truth About Dragons - Dragons and dinosaurs, myth and fact, real and story- how do you separate the truth from fiction. You have heard of Cowboys and Indians, but how about Cowboys and Dragons or a snake-eating dragon from Egypt. Could there be another Nessie. This paper will bring up some interesting and often contradictory theories about Dragons. Starting with the thoughts of Evolutionists, then historical references and Biblical commentaries about dragons. This paper will then give an amazingly descriptive account of the Biblical Leviathan and finally present the possibility that dragons/dinosaurs might not be extinct....   [tags: Dragon Essays]
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The Main Controversies of Medieval Thought in the 12th and 13th Centuries - The Main Controversies of Medieval Thought in the 12th and 13th Centuries The twelfth and thirteenth centuries were a time of great controversy for medieval scholars. New systems of thought were being developed and implemented that challenged the accepted teachings of the church. Some fought to preserve tradition, others fought to destroy it, while still others sought to find a common ground between the two. The greatest controversy of the times, it can be said, was that of faith and reason....   [tags: Papers] 1044 words
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Origins of World War II - Origins of World War II World War II was much more than battles, statistics, politics, and opinions. The things that contributed to its beginning, what happened during the war, and the effects of the war are still being debated and discussed. Patrick Finney assembles some of the best writings for a number of subjects relating to World War II. First the reader is introduced to the basic views, where they originated, and why they are still discussed today. The truth is, even fifty years after the end of the war, it is still very much part of our lives....   [tags: World War II History] 937 words
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Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Inca de la Vega - William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, writer and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwrights of all time in the world. No other writer’s plays, such as Macbethand Romeo and Juliet, have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. He is generally considered to be both the greatest dramatist in the world, and the best poet who has written in the English language. Many explanations can be given for Shakespeare’s talent and fame....   [tags: William Shakespeare 2014] 631 words
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Flannery O’Connor’s use of the Protagonist - Flannery O’Connor’s use of the Protagonist Flannery O’Connor’s use of the protagonist in the three stories “Everything That Rises Must Converge”, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, and “Revelation” are all expressed through characters that do not fit the typical protagonist mold. As you will see the three protagonists have many similarities. Mrs. Turpin and Julian’s mothers similarities are out in the open and easy to recognize. On the other hand the grandmother’s similarities are more subdued, but she does share them with the other women....   [tags: essays research papers] 563 words
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The Role of Women in Society - The Role of Women in Society Women are important in our society. Every woman has her own job or duty in this modern society in which men are still the 'strongest gender';. We can´t forget that women´s life is a lot more complicated than a man´s life. A woman has to take care of her own personal life and if she is a mother , she has to take care also about her children´s life too. Marriaged women have lots of worries and believe it or not , they carry out a more stressfull life than marriaged men....   [tags: Women Females Society Essays] 502 words
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Comparing Television and Internet News Coverage of the Haiti Earthquake - Screaming, praying, and crying for help, the people of Haiti were in a state of panic on Tuesday afternoon, January 12, 2010 at 4:53 P.M. An earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.0, left the Haitians homeless, desolate, and in prayer. The story was everywhere; from news channels to local newspapers, but it wasn’t enough to satisfy my hunger for knowledge. This impulsive interest made me want to know more about this catastrophe; thus, I went on the internet to the New York Times website. The internet informed me with more than what I wanted to know....   [tags: media, haiti earthquake, news] 673 words
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Thoreau's Journey to Find the Simple Life - Simple is the way of life that transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau advocated as the most fulfilling of all. Although sometimes irrational, Thoreau wanted a life that was more closely connected with nature in comparison with the majority of a rapidly industrializing America. He favored a more agrarian approach rather than a mechanized form of work and production, for that he believed was alienating man from his roots. Walden, one of Thoreau’s most famous commentaries on such a lifestyle, puts his ideology in perspective as he trod the forests of Concord, Massachusetts near Walden Pond....   [tags: Literary Review] 552 words
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The Achievements of Saint Thomas Aquainas - Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1272) is fundamentally an Aristotelian, and for some, one of the greatest philosophers, and one of the best theologians. His theological writings became regulative of the Catholic Church and his commentaries on Aristotle, represents a great cultural resource, which are now receiving a greater recognition. As a very catholic man, he tried to prove the existence of God. But How. Thomas Aquinas recognized that there were people who doubted the existence of God. Because to them logic did not allow or explain His existence....   [tags: theology, philosophy, biography] 631 words
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The Weakness of Servant Leadership - After reading various essays and commentaries on servant leadership I thought about a criticism of the theory that wasn't addressed in the readings. Are servant leaders taken advantage of and in certain instances seen as pushovers rather than true leaders. If we review the basic concept of servant leadership, my definition would be a leader who does what’s necessary to ensure his followers are successful. Is this what you really want from a leader. In my opinion that answer is no, you want a leader to exhibit these “I will help you by all means” characteristics in certain situations, but not all of the time....   [tags: Servant Leaders are Wimps]
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Alfarabi And Aristotle: The Four Causes And The Four Stages Of The Doc - Alfarabi and Aristotle: The Four Causes and The Four Stages of The Doctrine of The Intelligence Alfarabi was raised as a young boy in Baghdad. His early life was spent studying the art of linguistics, philosophy, and logic. His teachers were Syrian Christians experts in Greek philosophy. He studied Aristotle and Plato in detail, and it became evident in his later writings that they were a strong influence on him. He became quite a prolific writer, and he wrote more than 100 works, many of which have unfortunately been lost including his a lot of his commentaries on Aristotle....   [tags: essays research papers] 1391 words
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Martin Luther and John Calvin as Religious Leaders of the Reformation - Martin Luther and John Calvin as Religious Leaders of the Reformation Martin Luther became an Augustinian Monk in 1505. He spent two years studying Scripture before being ordained as a priest. In 1510, Luther was sent to Rome and was shocked by the spiritual laxity. After finishing his theological doctorate, he became a professor at Wittenberg, in 1515, Luther became the district vicar. Luther began to develop his own theology and in 1516 he felt compelled to protest the dispensation of indulgences....   [tags: Papers] 605 words
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Comparison of a Broadsheet and Tabloid Newspaper - Comparison of a Broadsheet and Tabloid Newspaper On 20th of February 2004, the Times and the Sun introduced the news of the release of five Britons held in Guantanamo Bay as the lead news front page stories. The articles in these two newspapers greatly contrast in various points, including views on the issue, page layout, style of writing and vocabulary used. The Times is a broadsheet newspaper, generally accepted as mid-conservative, while the Sun has the largest circulation among newspapers distributed in UK and its editorial state tend to swing in symphony of public opinion....   [tags: Papers] 951 words
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The Concept of Transcendence in Heidegger - The Concept of Transcendence in Heidegger ABSTRACT: The history of Heideggerian commentaries confront us with a string of parallel concepts: metaphysics and theology, onto-theology and Christian theology, thought and faith, Being and God, and so on. It should also be noted that these different dual concepts have served, in various ways, several strategies for the interpretation of Heidegger. These various strategies are summarized as follows: the relation between philosophy and theology in the thought of Heidegger is threefold and should be read to the rhythm of his thinking according to the themes of facticity and transcendence....   [tags: God Religion Theology Essays]
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The Impact of Language on Identity and Social Acceptance in Richard Wright’s Novel, Black Boy - The Impact of Language on Identity and Social Acceptance in Richard Wright’s Novel, Black Boy The entire act, the entire situation, the entire experience of discovery is not only unique to each and every individual, but more importantly, a thrilling tumult of emotions gone haywire and perceptions completely altered. Richard Wright, in his autobiographical work Black Boy, attempts to convey the discovery of nothing less than language itself. Employing a wide variety of rhetorical devices and insightful commentaries, Wright expertly conveys his newfound respect for language and its tangible impact on both identity and social acceptance....   [tags: Race African American] 452 words
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Analysis of the Character Hamlet in William Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark - Analysis of the Character Hamlet in William Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark First performed in 1603, Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark is probably the best known of William Shakespeare's works, and may well be the most famous English language play ever written. The character, Hamlet, is one of the most compelling characters to ever emerge from the pages of English literature. Hamlet has been the center of admiring critical commentaries. It has also developed a reputation as a difficult work to analyze....   [tags: Papers] 479 words
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Rhetoric, Paideia and the Phaedrus - Rhetoric, Paideia and the Phaedrus ABSTRACT: Some of the notorious interpretive puzzles of the Phaedrus arise from reading it in terms of a static version of mimesis; hence, the concerns about its apparent failure to enact its own norms and the status of its own self-commentaries. However, if the dialogue is read in the light of the more dynamic model of a perfectionist paideia — that is, Plato’s portrayal of Socrates as attempting to woo Phaedrus to philosophy (with only partial success) is itself a rhetorical attempt to woo the appropriate reader — then many of the puzzles fall into place as part of the rhetorical strategy....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Gaius Julius Caesar: The Assassination - Gaius Julius Caesar: The Assassination Rome is a place of great historical achievements. Rich in history, it reveals to us a great deal about man and society. One of the most important characters in history is Gaius Julius Caesar. His very name strikes images of a powerful leader. Responsible for bringing Rome to great heights, he is said to be the man who changed the course of history, accomplishing the impossible and helping to further the Roman Empire. His military skill and excellent political knowledge, brought him great power....   [tags: essays research papers] 1198 words
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The Politics Behind a Magazine - The Politics Behind a Magazine The Progressive is a magazine that was started in 1909. Mathew Rothschild, who was the editor of the Multinational Monitor a Ralph Nader founded magazine, is the current editor of the magazine. The evidence of this magazine being liberal is found by taking into account the overall visual design, the stance on arguments of the articles, and the political stances of the authors that are published. In glancing through The Progressive and observing it visually a reader can gather a political viewpoint from its advertisements and pictures....   [tags: Media]
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Julius Caesar - 1. Early life Julius Caesar was born on July 13, 100 B.C. Though he was a descendent of the oldest patrician family, Julius Caesar grew up in a very poor district of Rome called Subura. As a child, he studied martial arts, history, and law (“Julius Caesar”). At the age of seventeen, Julius married Cornelia, the daughter of Luciussulla, who was a dictator of Rome. Because Luciussulla did not approve of the marriage, he tried to force the two to divorce, but they both refused. Julius Caesar studied philosophy and oratory in Greece....   [tags: Biography]
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Peter Lombard - Although he is one of the most important Theologians of his time, little information is known of him. He was probably born in Northern Italy at Lumellogno in Navarre at around 1100 He attended Bologna possibly Vercelli, France to study first in Reins and then in Paris. He was then elected bishop of Paris in 1159; he soon died a year later. Peter was an Italian theologian and bishop of Paris, his Four Books of Sentences became the main theological handbook of the Middle Ages. He was a student at Paris, where he was the student of the French philosopher Peter Abelard....   [tags: middle ages, the sentences, theology]
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Janie: Victim of Male Dominating Society in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - ... More surprisingly, she hires Hezikiah to manage the store with her because he “was the best imitation of Joe”. Further more, Hurston lets Janie remains silence in crucial moments at where Janie’s voice needs to be heard. Her silence thus becomes a symbol of oppression. I agree with Washington. Though Hurston tries to establish a liberated female Janie, whose possesses her own voice, Hurston actually gives the power of speech to the men and shows the lack of strength in women’s words....   [tags: Inequality, Women] 521 words
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A Student’s Exploration of the Kibyoshi: An Examination and Appreciation of the Genre of Literature - A Student’s Exploration of the Kibyoshi: An Examination and Appreciation of the Genre of Literature Due to the geographic location of Japan and China as well as the association between both cultures, many early works of Japanese literature were heavily influenced by Chinese figures and Chinese culture. Because of this intimate relationship between Japan and China, the majority of Japanese literary works up to the end of the early modern literary period (ending around 1868) was dominated by Chinese cultural references and figures....   [tags: chines culture, japanese literature]
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Exploring the Concept of Dispensation and the Nine Dispensations Referred to in the Bible - The concept of the dispensations has frequently caught my attention and sparked my interest. A dispensation can be defined as; the divine ordering of the affairs of this world, or a period in which God dealt or will deal with his creation. The Bible speaks about nine periods, or dispensations, in which God ordered the affairs of this world. Teachers and Preachers refer to these dispensations as the Plan of the Ages. You may have heard of the Plan of the Ages from commentaries on the Bible or teaching at the local church....   [tags: religion, theology] 992 words
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Abraham Lincoln: From an Innocent Child to the Chief of a Bloody War - The sixteenth president of the United States was none other than “Honest Abe” himself, or better known as Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln may have looked thin and weak physically, but he was actually pretty strong. He was also a fierce, sharp-witted lawyer and politician. He was never afraid of the challenges thrown at him. He held firmly to the things he believed to be right, even when the “majority” did not agree with him. Abraham Lincoln faced opposition as president because of his divergent moral views, ideas, decisions, and beliefs....   [tags: honest abe, freeing slaves]
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Everyday Use by Alice Walker: A Look at Symbolism and Family Values - Alice Walkers “Everyday Use”, is a story about a family of African Americans that are faced with moral issues involving what true inheritance is and who deserves it. Two sisters and two hand stitched quilts become the center of focus for this short story. Walker paints for us the most vivid representation through a third person perspective of family values and how people from the same environment and upbringing can become different types of people. Like most peoples families there is a dynamic of people involved, although all from the same environment and teachings, it is ultimately an accumulation of personal experiences that shape us and defines how we perceive our existence....   [tags: dee, mama, african american families]
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Social Media, Free Speech and the Judicial Legacy of the Tinker Case - Introduction: Social media is revolutionizing the way we communicate and interact with one another. For better or worse we are connecting in ways that simply did not exist a decade ago, and those connections are presenting schools with increasing number of challenges. School districts shoulder the responsibility for the well-being of today’s students and with the advent of social media, districts are at the center of legal issues concerning student’s freedom of speech and a school’s responsibility to provide an appropriate learning environment....   [tags: Opinion, School]
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Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection - In 1859, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species: by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, a work which was set change our ideas on how we think about the natural world, how it works, ways in which it develops itself. Although making the briefest of commentaries about the human, parallels in thinking can be drawn on the behaviour of the natural world to the way of humans. I will look to understand nature first to analysis if our behaviour as humans is similar to that of the natural world, to understand the barriers that may effect change or to an extreme evolution....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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The End of the World Means an Economic Boost for Mexico - The human race is obsessed with its own demise. We are mesmerized by tragic events, particularly natural disasters like tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes. There is not a country in the world that has not experienced some catastrophic natural disaster. In 2011 alone, there was Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, another earthquake in New Zealand, the twister outbreak in the US, and massive flooding in Australia, all which contributed to making 2011 “one of the costliest years for natural disasters” (Llanos, 2011)....   [tags: Mexico]
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