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Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle: Exposing the Folly of Humanity - Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle: Exposing the Folly of Humanity In an interview published in The Vonnegut Statement, Kurt Vonnegut states that one of his reasons for writing is "to poison minds with humanity. . . to encourage them to make a better world"(107). He uses poison, not in the context of a harmful substance, but as an idea that threatens welfare or happiness. In Cat's Cradle, Vonnegut strives to disturb the complacency of his readers by satirizing humanity and its institutions, such as religion, science, and war, to name a few....   [tags: Vonnegut Cat's Cradle Essays] 471 words
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Do you understand? - Do you understand. There are many bases of discrimination. Some people are treated unfairly because of gender, race, religion, language, weight, education, height, etc. Stay with me as I ask the question, "Do you understand?" Do you understand what it is like to be treated unfairly because of how you look. Do you understand how it feels to go to a restaurant to eat, only to be told that "people of your color are not allowed to eat here". Do you understand how it feels not to be allowed to sleep in a hotel because of your color....   [tags: Essays Papers] 456 words
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A Humorous Distillation of Antigone by Maurice Sagoff - A Humorous Distillation of Antigone by Maurice Sagoff This poem is quite successful in getting the plot across to the reader. Unfortunatly, that is all he can get across because of his beleif that, "inside every fat book is a skinny book trying to get out." Sargoff cannot have character descriptions, themes, or any real detail in his "skinny book" because of his beleifs. Sargoff leaves off why Polynices should not be burried and why his brother, who is not even menchoned, can be burried....   [tags: essays research papers] 513 words
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Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt - Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt In the Arts of the Contact Zone, Mary Louise Pratt has tried to explain the concepts of the “contact zone”, which she referred to as “the space of colonial encounters”. This social space that she speaks about is a stage where “disparate cultures meet, clash, and grapple each other, often in highly asymmetrical relations of domination and subordination”. Pratt aims to highlight these relations between the colonizer and the colonized “in terms of copresence, interaction, interlocking understandings and practices”....   [tags: British Colonialism and Repression in India] 533 words
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Deadbeat Parents - Parents who do not pay their child support are deadbeat parents. This creates a hardship for the case managers in the child support office, the legal staff in preparing documents and court appearances, but most importantly, the children who are the recipients of the child support. Child support enforcement exists to help ensure that every child receives the support that is required by law. This process begins through court ordered divorce, paternity genetic testing, or application made directly to the child support office....   [tags: essays research papers] 419 words
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Devils Grasp - Existentialism is the title of the set of philosophical ideals that emphasizes the existence of the human being, the lack of meaning and purpose in life, and the solitude of human existence. Existentialism maintains existence precedes essence: This implies that the human being has no essence, no essential self, and is no more that what he is. He is only the sum of life is so far he has created and achieved for himself. Existentialism acquires its name from insisting that existence precedes essence....   [tags: essays research papers] 481 words
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Emmanuel Kants Ethics - As we discussed in class on Monday night, Kant’s main argument in the first section was dedicated to developing his belief that a rational beings have the capacity to reason and through this reason comes a beings ability to know what is right or wrong. Also, Kant revealed that a beings also have an inherent desire to keep themselves save physically and strive for happiness. Yet, these desires or needs can be fulfilled with pure instinct and that reason does not need to be used in order to reach those goals....   [tags: essays research papers] 511 words
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John Updikes A & P - John Updike's "A & P" Do you remember the grocery store chain A&P. The letters stand for "Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company," and the store used to be one of the most popular in the United States. The third person narrator of a story (or poem, play, or novel) is not the same person as the author. The narrator of this story is named Sammy, which is a kid's or teenager's name; what we call Sammy's "voice," or his own particular way of thinking, comes through very clearly because he is the narrator....   [tags: essays research papers] 366 words
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Othello - Iagos Causes And Effects Of Jealousy - Othello is a play about jealousy’s causes and effects. Each character in the play had different reasons to be jealous and each of them chose to deal with it a certain way. All three characters Iago, Othello, and Roderigo had such cases and in the end dealt with different conflicts and outcomes. It’s important to understand that their actions in dealing with their jealousies were a reflection of their characters, and persona. In the first scene, Iago was seen in the middle of a conversation with Roderigo....   [tags: essays research papers] 460 words
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various forms of obscenity - In order to narrow down the focus of my research, this paper will briefly discuss what is considered obscene and the different ways in which obscenity will manifest itself. Obscenity law aims at punishment for thoughts provoked or preventing the formation of certain thoughts, typically, erotic ones in the minds of willing viewers but not for overt acts, nor for antisocial conduct. Although the United States Constitution protects the freedom of speech, the First Amendment was not intended to protect every utterance....   [tags: essays research papers] 431 words
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Volvo The Collectable Classic - Volvo the Collectable Classic In this article it stated that when Volvo was introduced to the states in 1956. The PV444, was the first US bound automobile ever. The car had resembled a smaller version of the 1946 Ford Tutor. The car featured a two piece windshield, small engine, and all of the standard features of a car of it's time. About three years later Volvo came out with a better version of the car, the PV544. That was the car that gave Volvo it's reputation for Swedish Quality. This car featured a one piece windshield, fifteen inch wheels, drum brakes, padded instrument panel....   [tags: essays research papers] 405 words
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Hamlet - Claudius - Hamlet - Claudius What could be worse than killing your brother. Marrying his wife right after. Claudius is the shadiest character in Act I of Hamlet. Claudius had poured the juice of a hebenon (henbane; a very poisonous plant) into his brother’s, Hamlet Sr.’s ear. Hamlet Sr. died quickly but was “doomed for a certain term to walk the night.” Claudius then hurriedly married Gertrude and became king. Hamlet knows none of this however, yet already holds certain contempt for his step-father/uncle....   [tags: essays papers] 386 words
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Medea as a Heroine in Euripides - Medea as a Heroine in Euripides In Euripides' Medea, the main character of the same name is a controversial heroine. Medea takes whatever steps necessary to achieve what she believes is right and fair. She lived in a time when women were expected to sit in the shadows and take the hand that life dealt them without a blink of their eye. Medea took very radical steps to liberate herself and destroys the life of the man who ruined hers. She refused to accept the boundaries that a patriarchal society set upon her....   [tags: Papers] 344 words
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Existentialism - Existentialism Thrown into the world, and condemned from freedom, Existentialists believe that every action they make they will have some kind of action returned. Therefore, the person must be accountable without excuse. Existentialism is not its own philosophy but a vast world in itself. A world filled with many philosophies sharing many of the same traits. Existentialism is the world of existence. Existentialists believe that a personality will develop best if left alone. Existence consists of basically two types of being, the authentic being, and the inauthentic being....   [tags: Papers] 387 words
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Why We Shouldn't Abandon The Constitution of the United States - Why We Shouldn't Abandon The Constitution of the United States The above statement is somewhat mind-boggling. It is something that a revolutionist might have coined over 200 years ago and it leaves much to the imagination. It is about as close to being treasonous as one could get without actually committing the crime. The former Vice-President Albert Gore once stated that "the constitution was a living breathing document, open to change". His statement was quite controversial and it definitely created a stir with the patriot-cult crowd....   [tags: Papers] 379 words
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Gilgamesh's Search - Gilgamesh's Search The epic Gilgamesh is not a story of the journey to discover eternal life, but a story of a man, and "man's" quest to accept death. Thus the story in turn becomes a parody of life, for one does not begin to live, until he accepts his death. Gilgamesh as well deals with the disguised feelings of consolation and desolation, which are the two emotional components of existence according to Jesuit teaching. To act in a similar behavior, and expect a different result, is the definition of insanity....   [tags: Papers] 404 words
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Analysis of a Newspaper Article: Much Ado About Mousing - Analysis of a Newspaper Article: Much Ado About Mousing This piece is in the format of a newspaper article in the broadsheet ‘The Independent Review’. Styled as a critical review, the piece is intended to inform the reader about an episode of ‘Tom and Jerry’, a cartoon aimed at young children. However, I decided to imitate the verbose style of a broadsheet critic, and I also aimed to mock the overly analytical, presumptuous tone that the media often exudes, by relating every minor incident of ‘violence’ in the cartoon to extreme cases of brutality in society....   [tags: Papers] 433 words
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Free College Essays - Use of Imagery in Shakespeare's Othello - Use of Imagery in Othello   In William Shakespeare's Othello, the use of imagery and metaphors is significant in conveying meaning as it helps to establish the dramatic atmosphere of the play and reinforce the main themes. Through this, the audience is able to grasp a better understanding of the play. Throughout Othello, images relating to poison frequently occur. These references are predominantly made by Iago. This seems appropriate for Iago who exhibits the characteristics of poison; they being fatal and deadly....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello] 645 words
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Analysis of Stings - Analysis of Stings In lines 51-60 of “Stings,” imagery, allusion, and antithesis are employed by the author, Sylvia Plath, to develop her attitude towards men. In this section of “Stings,” Plath uses the “queen bee” as a symbol of herself -- a fiery, angry, vengeful daughter who rises up in spite of the man (her husband Ted) described in lines 38-50. Because much of Plath’s work is confessional poetry, it can be analyzed not only by her use of poetic devices but by her personal history as well....   [tags: Stings Essays] 540 words
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Free College Essays - Forster's Comic Irony in A Passage to India - A Passage to India - Forster's Comic Irony What aspect of A Passage to India justifies the novel's superiority over Forster's other works. Perhaps it is the novel's display of Forster's excellent mastery of several literary elements that places it among the greatest novels of the twentieth century. Among these literary elements, Forster's comic irony stands out, and throughout the entire novel, the author satirizes the English, the Indians, and the Anglo-Indian relationship. Frederick P....   [tags: Passage to India Essays] 614 words
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Comparing Isolation of the Protagonist in The Trial and Nausea - Isolation of the Protagonist in The Trial and Nausea Kafka and Sartre provide effective settings for their novels by presenting their protagonists in isolated environments. Each character experiences very slight contact with other people, and the relationships they do have with the other characters exist at a superficial level. In The Trial, Joseph K. is placed on trial for an offense about which he is told nothing. As he attempts to discover the reason for his indictment, he experiences a great deal of inner torment and feelings of estrangement from those with whom he comes in contact....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 669 words
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Capote's In Cold Blood Essays - Themes - In Cold Blood - Themes There are many prominent themes in the novel In Cold Blood, and they cover a wide spectrum of topics. They include the effects (if any) caused by environment in childhood, how a person of any of locale can be a victim of hostility, and the presence of contrasting personalities. Truman Capote gives the reader a detailed account of Perry Smith's and Dick Hickock's childhoods. Smith's childhood was very problematic and scarred by years of abuse. He witnessed beatings of his mother by his father; as a result of the domestic violence, his parents divorced....   [tags: Capote In Cold Blood] 666 words
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Comparing Love and Acceptance in I Stand Here Ironing and Everyday Use - Love and Acceptance in I Stand Here Ironing and Everyday Use Tillie Olsen's I Stand Here Ironing, and Alice Walker's Everyday Use, both address the issue of a mother's guilt over how her children turn out.  Both mothers blamed themselves for their daughter's problems.  While I Stand Here Ironing is obviously about the mousy daughter, in Everyday Use this is camouflaged by the fact most of the action and dialog involves the mother and older sister Dee.  Neither does the mother in Everyday Use say outright that she feels guilty, but we catch a glimpse of it when Dee is trying very hard to claim the handmade quilts.  The mother says she did something she had never done before, "hugged Maggie to me," then took the quilts from Dee and gave them to Maggie.  In I Stand Here Ironing the mother tells us she feels guilty for the way her daughter Emily is, for the things she (the mother) did and did not do.  The mother's neighbor even tells her she should "smile at Emily more when you look at her."  Again towards the end of the story Emily's mother admits "my wisdom came too late."  The mothers unknowingly gave Emily and Maggie second best....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 619 words
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Free Pride and Prejudice Essays: Characters Guilty of Pride and Prejudice - Characters Guilty of Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen marvelously portrays the life of a middle-class country family in England during the early nineteenth century. The family, the Bennets, is presently engaged in finding suitable (rich) husbands for their five daughters. The main character, Elizabeth Bennet, is an intelligent, witty, and opinionated young woman. She has already rebuffed one would-be suitor because she felt he was unfit, and in this scene, she turns down another, Fitzwilliam Darcy, because she feels that he is arrogant and cruel....   [tags: Pride Prejudice Essays] 497 words
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Free Essays - Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange - Banned for social reasons in many conditions and in many school systems, Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange first seems to pierce the mind with its bizarre linguistic orgy of debauchery, brutality, and sex, and for some, refuses to affect them above the level of pure voyeurism and bloodlust (either for reveling in it or despising it). Sadism seems to twist the male protagonist; his mind becomes alive with brutal fantasies whilst listening to seemingly innocuous classical music ( “There were vecks and ptitsas, both young and starry, lying on the ground screaming for mercy, and I was smecking all over my rot and grinding my boot in their litsos.”)....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 579 words
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Resolution of Sin in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - Resolution of Sin in The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne is a young, beautiful woman who was sent to Boston by her husband who planned to join her but was persumed lost at sea. She looked to Arthur Dimmesdale for comfort and spiritual guidance. Their solace became passion and resulted in the sin of adultery and the birth of their daughter, Pearl. This sin had a huge impact on them and changed their lives forever. It is what the book The Scarlet Letter is all about and how different the characters dealt with it....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 549 words
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Stereotypes and Stereotyping in A Tale of Two Cities - Stereotypes in A Tale of Two Cities        Charles Dickens stereotypes many of his Characters in A Tale of Two Cities. Among these stereotyped characters are The Marquis D' Evremond, Lucy, and Miss Pross. These particular stereotypes were probably intentional, for Dicken's was not a skilled writer.            The Marquis d' Evremond was probably intentionally stereotyped. His character is basically used to represent the French Military of the time, so he was as cruel, ignorant, and pompous as the French citizens were at that time....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]
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Trinculo and Stephano of Shakespeare's Tempest - Trinculo and Stephano of Shakespeare's Tempest Trinculo and Stephano though not major characters in William Shakespeare's The Tempest, serve a large role in the story itself. They mainly serve as the story's comic relief and they also contribute to demonstrating to the audience how evil has no boundaries. Much of the play revolves around Prospero's contempt for everyone who betrayed him, and Prospero forces the conspirators to a remote island. Trinculo and Stephano had nothing to do with the plot against Prospero, but end up being dragged along with the conspirators....   [tags: Tempest essays] 519 words
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Thomas Hobbes' View on Government - Thomas Hobbes' View on Government         Thomas Hobbes in his controversial work, the Leviathan, declares that such       a government based on the rule of the common people, would result in       anarchy and total pandemonium.         But before one can understand Hobbes' view on government, it is important       to understand how Hobbes feels about people. Hobbes has a very       materialistic view on the world because of his belief that the movements       of physical objects will turn out to be adequate to explain everything in       the universe (Kemerling)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Symbols and Symbolism in The Wraith of the Rose - Symbolism in The Wraith of the Rose "The Wraith of the Rose" is poem that seems to suggest the dual nature of love and relationships. There is the love and joy that is represented by the natural beauty of the flower, which is accompanied by the bitterness of a love that was lost and the pain that remains. The idea that love sours is not new, but in this poem there is the wraith, which is a ghost, that represents the pain that love can bring. One of the most interesting sections of the poem that goes from line 13 to 23 and starts with "I wish" in groupings of three reflects the desires of a lover looking back on a past relationship and the longing to go back to the happier days of the relationship....   [tags: Wraith of the Rose Essays] 651 words
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Character in William Faulkner's Barn Burning - Character in William Faulkner's Barn Burning The use of concise imagery and brilliant description in William Faulkner's "Barn Burning" gives depth and familiarity to his two main characters. It is the poignant story of a boy's inner struggle between his inherent sense of right and the constricting bonds of blood which tie him to his evil, domineering father and pathetic family. Faulkner often attributes to his characters animal-like qualities or compares them to elements of the earth (that he loves and knows so well)....   [tags: Barn Burning Essays] 595 words
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Lack of a Superego Impacts Montressor's Behavior in Poe's The Cask of Amontillado - Lack of a Superego Impacts Montressor's Behavior in Poe's The Cask of Amontillado Most readers would agree that Montressor, the protagonist in Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado", is mad to at least some degree. Is Montressor merely a twisted individual bent upon revenge or a man who lacks a superego. Assuming the latter is true, Fortunato was perhaps doomed for no reason discernable to someone possessing an ordered subconscious in which the superego assists the ego in policing the id. The injuries and insults visited by him upon Montressor might have been based on something so trivial as to confound the average man, or perhaps they existed only in the mind of the madman....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays]
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The Townshend Act and Protest of the Colonists - The Townshend Act and Protest of the Colonists The Townshend Acts’ repeal of the Stamp Act left Britain's financial problems unresolved. Parliament had not given up the right to tax the colonies and in 1767, at the urging of chancellor of the Exchequer Charles Townshend, it passed the Townshend Acts, which imposed taxes on lead, glass, tea, paint, and paper that Americans imported from Britain. In an effort to strengthen its own authority and the power of royal colonial officials, Parliament, at Townshend's request, also created the American Board of Customs Commissioners whose members would strictly enforce the Navigation Acts....   [tags: American America History] 606 words
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W.E.B. DuBois' The Souls of Black Folk - W.E.B. DuBois' The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. DuBois, in The Souls of Black Folk describes the very poignant image of a veil between the blacks and the whites in his society. He constructs the concept of a double-consciousness, wherein a black person has two identities as two completely separate individuals, in order to demonstrate the fallacy of these opinions. J.S. Mill also describes a certain fallacy in his own freedom of thought, a general conception of individuals that allows them to accept something similar to DuBois’ double-consciousness and perpetuates the existence of the veil....   [tags: DuBois Souls Black Folk Sociology Essays] 678 words
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The Ideology of Keynes - The Ideology of Keynes There is a certain degree of irony in considering the iconic figure that Keynes has become. For a man who was so thoroughly iconoclastic, rejecting established ideologies always in favor of his own, that he has become nearly synonymous with a mode of government or at least a school of economic thought, seems to be the richest sort of irony. In his Essays in Pursuasion, Keynes wrote the short piece “Am I a Liberal?” that took on the established political system of the time and thoroughly rejected it....   [tags: Keynes] 582 words
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The Suffering of the Proud - The Suffering of the Proud Pride is a key to self-respect; however, when it goes to far, people forget that humility is a virtue too. In the play Antigone, pride plays a major role throughout, appearing as fatal flaws in both Antigone and Kreon, the main characters of Sophocles’s tragedy. For Antigone and Kreon, as soon as the stepped past the line of humility, they were doomed to fail. For example, Kreon became so proud of himself he refused to listen to others warnings and assumes the gods are on his side....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 610 words
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The Forgotten Prejudice - The Forgotten Prejudice Prejudice is defined surely as the mistreatment of a person or people due to a preconceived bias. In Britain today there is an obsession with not being racist, and to a lesser extent, not being sexist. However rampant homophobia still exists and noone sees fit to criticise. So here we go..... Homophobia; the word itself is a simbol of the difference between the opinions of society on the mistreatment of gay people compared to the mistreatment of women or ethnic minority groups....   [tags: social issues] 579 words
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Accounts of World War II - Fussell believes that the soldier of world war two, "suffers so deeply from contempt and damage to his selfhood, from absurdity and boredom and chickenshit, that some anodyne is necessary", and that the anodyne of choice was alcohol. I would argue that Fussell is correct, especially regarding the connection between the absurdity of the war and the associated damage to soldiers image of themselves as good and patriotic, and the use of alcohol to block out the reality of the war. I think this connection is evident in the interviews presented in Terkel’s "The Good War", especially those of John Garcia and Eddie Costello....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Jury Of Her Peers - The Characters of A Jury of Her Peers The Characters of &quot;A Jury of Her Peers&quot; Based on a true story, &quot; Jury of Her Peers &quot;tells of a small town abuse and murder scene. The characters involved show that things are sometimes just as they appear to be, but sometimes we need to make some people not see in order to keep the bonds of sex from the begining of time. The protagonist of this drama is Martha Hale. She is a typical rural housewife that has lived in a little town in Dickson County all of her life....   [tags: essays research papers] 682 words
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A MODEST PROPOSAL - In the nineteenth century, Ireland was marked by extensive personal suffering. Civilians, predominantly the catholic lower and middle-classes, were having a hard time finding jobs, paying rent, feeding their children, as well as putting up with overpopulation which contributed to the overall growing problem of poverty. During this time of suffering, many began to question whether Britain acted as hastily and as effectively as they could have, as well as believing that centuries of British rule and/or political oppression was a fundamental cause of the famine (which originated from a potato crop failure)....   [tags: essays research papers] 596 words
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Annotation: Dante?s Inferno, Page 81, L 31 to Page 82, L 63 - The encounter between Dante, the main character, and Filippo Argenti, a member of the condemned, deals with Dante’s response to Argenti’s place in hell, his disdain for Argenti, and his symbolic rejection of sin by his actions. Dante has no sympathy towards Argenti even though Argenti is condemned to stay in the slimy River of Styx until the Judgment. Dante holds great animosity towards Argenti carried on from conflicts they have had in life to the putrid circles of hell. The hostility Dante demonstrates marks his progression in his journey of purification....   [tags: essays research papers] 486 words
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ap euro, class system - The statement “In the society of the High Middle Ages, function determined social classification.” does not adequately describe the reality of society at the time. The social division into those who work, those who fight, and those who pray presents a view that is far too static of a world with considerable social mobility. Also this widespread image of High Middle Age society does not include a class for “those who trade” or townspeople. These three basic social divisions of peasants, monks, and knights did provide insight into the mind of the medieval world....   [tags: essays research papers] 616 words
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WEB Du Bois: Racial Co-existence - WEB Du Bois: Racial Co-existence While reading DuBois, I was struck by the analogy of the hand used to describe race relations. With a simple concept that a child could understand, the entire race problem could be solved. Five fingers on a hand that are all different, yet by working together, they are able to perform many tasks. If you take just one away, it makes it harder for the rest to due all the same tasks. The moral of the story. Even though we are all different, when we work together there is no telling what we can do....   [tags: Equality Black Americans] 689 words
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hitler - Adolf Hitler Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria, on April 20, 1889. He was the son of a minor customs official and a peasant girl. He dropped out of high school and applied for admission to the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna but was rejected for lack of talent. Slowly he stated to develop anti-Jewish and antidemocratic convictions, an admiration for the outstanding individual, and contempt for the masses. Hitler served as a German soldier in World War I. His commander made him an education officer, in order to immunize his charges against pacifist and democratic ideas....   [tags: essays research papers] 481 words
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Hunchback of Notre Dame - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME In Paris, under the reign of Louis XI, the annual Festival of Fools is underway. From atop the mighty Notre Dame cathedral, Quasimodo, a deformed hunchback who rings the bells, looks down on the crowd in contempt. Also in the crowd is Dom Claude, the kindly priest of Notre Dame, and his evil brother, Jehan. Clopin, a gypsy who has been crowned "King of the Beggars," calls for his adopted daughter Esmeralda to dance for the group. As Esmeralda passes by the window of Gudule, the old woman curses her, for years before her daughter had been stolen by gypsies....   [tags: essays research papers] 673 words
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jackson - Jackson inspired much of America during his eight years as president. His rise from the backwoods of Carolina to the nation's highest office helped inspire hope that in America anyone could accomplish anything. His message to Americans helped jumpstart movements in improve public education, abolish debtors' prisons, organize for women's rights, care for the infirm and indigent, and in general work to the world a better place. Jackson reached out to the people that he governed in a way no prior President had, encouraging them and showing a unique humbleness that made him seem approachable....   [tags: essays research papers] 635 words
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Joan Baez - Joan Baez was born on Staten Island in 1941. Her mother’s name was Joan also, and her father’s name was Vincent. She spent a part of her childhood in Iraq because her father had a job there. While she was fourteen, her family moved back to the U.S. and lived in California. While Joan was sixteen, she performed her first act of civil disobedience by refusing to leave her high school during an aid-raid drill. Joan gained strong feelings on nonviolence and civil rights during this time. After high school, Joan attends Boston University....   [tags: essays research papers] 465 words
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Authentic Leadership - Authentic Leadership Leadership can be shown through any person in any type of situation. In a classroom discussion, on the playing field, or in public a sign of a leader is evident. A person is born a leader. Certain humans know what to do when the time calls for it. Many people in positions can be entitled a leader such as basketball players. Even a famous movie star can be given this title. These people are not true leaders. True leaders are the belaboring teachers and the intellectual speakers....   [tags: True Leaders] 618 words
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Metaphors Throughout The Scarlet Letter - Hawthorne manages to create many metaphors within his novel The Scarlet Letter. The rose bush outside the prison door, the black man, and the scaffold are three metaphors. Perhaps the most important metaphor would be the scaffold, which plays a great role throughout the entire story. The three scaffold scenes which Hawthorne incorporated into The Scarlet Letter contain a great deal of significance and importance the plot. Each scene brings a different aspect of the main characters, the crowd or more minor characters, and what truth or punishment is being brought forth....   [tags: essays research papers] 682 words
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