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The Evil of Richard the Third - The Evil of Richard III Shakespeare Richard III was a traitor, a murderer, a tyrant, and a hypocrite. The leading characteristics of his mind are scorn, sarcasm, and an overwhelming contempt. It appears that the contempt for his victims rather than active hatred or cruelty was the motive for murdering them. Upon meeting him he sounds the keynote to his whole character. " I, that am curtailed of this proportion, cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd sent before my time Into this word scarce half made up"( 1.1.20-23) The first scene of the play begins with a soliloquy, which emphasizes Richard's physical isolation as he appears alone a...   [tags: essays research papers] 956 words
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Tribunals of Inquiry in Northern Ireland - Introduction Many countries have faced situations in which their citizens demand accountability for injustices or atrocities committed by their own domestic governments, which are in violation of their human rights. The manner in which varying nations have provided for and acknowledged these facts, on their various public platforms, have been both controversial and diverse. These problems tend not to fade into obscurity if left unaddressed. History has dictated that struggle for truth has been adopted by subsequent generations, who demand responsibility from their own government in power as, in many cases, the events will have occurred at the hands of a preceding government....   [tags: essays research papers] 3033 words
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Exploring the Function of the Jury - Exploring the Function of the Jury The jury has to weigh up the evidence and decide what are the true facts of the case, i.e. what actually happened. The judge directs them as to what is the relevant law, and the jury then have to apply the law to the facts that they have found and thereby reach a verdict. Jury service is compulsory. QUALIFICATION FOR JURY SERVICE: - Home Office research in 1999 found that only 1 of 3 people summoned for jury service actually turned up to do it....   [tags: Papers] 2395 words
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The Development of Thought on Frankenstein - The Development of Thought on Frankenstein It is a story of horrors that has been, over time, adopted into cinema and television alike. However, the original story of Frankenstein written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley from 1816 to 1817 in Geneva Switzerland differs greatly from its Hollywood renditions. When published in 1818, the 19 year old’s story was highly criticized for its style and many different critics offered interpretations based on the popular critical theories of the time....   [tags: Papers] 2429 words
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Minor Characters' Impact on Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman - Minor Characters' Impact on Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman In the Arthur Miller play Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman comes in contact with several characters, many of whom prompt him to examine his past as well as his conscience. Charley's son Bernard is such a character. Lacking dimension and depth of character, Bernard functions primarily as a foil to expose Willy's tragic and pathetic nature. The other characters have no real interaction with Willy that would allow for development....   [tags: Death Salesman essays] 465 words
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Free Essays - Comparing Time in Macbeth and As You Like It - A Comparison of Time in Macbeth and As You Like It In Shakespearean drama, a dynamic and explosive fusion of jealousy, pride, anger and ambition is characteristic for heroes’ behaviour. The tragedy was caused by the excessive flaw in character - self-respect and dignity combined with the feelings of hate and revenge. A disaster usually occurred to lead to destruction of the protagonist. Due to divine justice, punishment is inevitable and therefore no happy ending is possible. Therefore, time is the hero’s main enemy, mercilessly working against him....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 528 words
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An Analysis of Faulkner's Barn Burning and Shingles for the Lord - An Analysis of Faulkner's Barn Burning and Shingles for the Lord In "Barn Burning," Faulkner's usual style of long sentences and detailed descriptions continues. Although the run on sentences are not quite as complicated or abundant as those of the other Faulkner works we have read, I still found myself wondering to some extent what the story was really about. Was it just about a bitter man's spitefulness toward Colonel de Spain as a result of his jealousy of the colonel's status. Or was there more to it....   [tags: Barn Burning Shingles for the Lord] 463 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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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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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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The Puzzling Message of Figure in the Carpet - The Puzzling Message of Figure in the Carpet At the beginning of "The Figure in the Carpet", the main character considers the criticism of literature to be a career, something he does for money. "I had done a few things and earned a few pence" (p. 357), declares the narrator in the opening line. He says later in the paragraph that having an advanced copy of a prominent novel to review was desirable because it would advance his career: "Öand whatever much or little it should do for his reputation I was clear on the spot as to what it should do for mine." (p....   [tags: Figure in the Carpet Essays] 487 words
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The Dutchman - Oppression of the Black Man - The Dutchman - Oppression of the Black Man The Dutchman is not a play that you would take a child to. There is no optimism, no hope of a better future, and certainly no hero. It did, however, point out several flaws in society, namely the white man's oppression black men. The entire conversation between Lula and Clay demonstrates that, even as society had become more aware of the social inequalities imposed on minorities, much of society still regarded minorities with utter contempt. It did not come as a surprise that the stereotypes that both white and black individuals were present in the play despite heightened public awareness at the time....   [tags: Amiri Baraka Dutchman Essays] 405 words
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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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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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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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Thornfield Manor in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - Thornfield Manor in Jane Eyre Thornfield Manor is but one stop in Jane's journey to freedom from her restraints and her stay there begins in a comfortable manner. Although it begins warm, Thornfield becomes a haven of boredom, restlessness, and discontent for Jane. To free herself from the boredom, Jane goes out to mail a letter and unknowingly encounters Mr. Rochester. Jane finds that "...the frown, the roughness of the traveler set me at my ease:"(Bronte 105). Through her past experiences, Jane knows how to deal aptly with Mr....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays] 448 words
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When a Man Loves a Woman - When A Man Loves A Woman      This is a movie that has many real-life relationship problems in it. Alice, the main character has an alcohol problem and because of her problem, she puts her entire family through many hard times. There are four things that can harm a relationship the most, and all of them are done by Alice. At first Alice starts to criticize Alex. She gives him a hard time for many things, including his character. She is hurtful in telling him that he is not doing the right things and that he is making situations worse....   [tags: essays research papers] 485 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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Hidden Meaning of Shakespeare's Othello - The play Othello is a tale of jealousy, revenge, and deception. Iago, a disgruntled military officer, in a quest for revenge against Othello, lies, cheats, and bullys everyone around in order to get what he wants. He uses Roderigo, Brabantio, and just about every other character in the play to attain his goal of ruining Othello. This summary is what the play might seem like to the unseeing eye, but to the indepth and trained reader there is more to the story then first appears. To truly understand Othello, or any play for that matter, you have to think about what happened before the play that brought about the situations you read....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework] 1204 words
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Elizabethan Drama as a Mirror - A. How [God] hath dealt with some of our countrymen your ancestors, for sundry vices not yet left, this book named A Mirror for Magistrates can shew; which therefore I humbly offer unto your Honors, beseeching you to accept it favorably. For here as in a looking glass, you shall see (if any vice be in you) how the like hath been punished in other heretofore, whereby, admonished, I trust it will be a good occasion to move you to the sooner amendment. William Baldwin, A Mirror for Magistrates (1559) B....   [tags: Plays Literature Essays]
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Literary Analysis of Barn Burning - A Literary Analysis of Barn Burning At first glance, the story “Barn burning” seems just to be about a tyrannical father and a son who is in the grips of that tyranny. I think Faulkner explores at least one important philosophical question in this story were he asks at what point should a person make a choice between what his parent(s) and / or family believes and his own values. The main character and protagonist in this story is a boy named Colonel Sartoris. In this story, Sarty is faced with the decision of either going along with the views and actions of his morally challenged father or asserting his own morality and individuality by running away and leaving his family and his pain behi...   [tags: English Literature Essays]
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World War II and Propaganda - World War II and Propaganda The year was 1939; the Nazi party, led by Adolf Hitler, was in power and Europe was in a state of distress and soon the whole world would be involved in a war that would devastate mankind for generations to come. World War II involved many great nations of the world, such as the Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, and Japan; and the Allied Powers: France, Britain, and Russia. On December 7, 1941, America would join the Allies after Japan attacked Hawaii’s coast at Pearl Harbor, Oahu....   [tags: American History WW2 WWII]
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Globalisation - Australia and Asia - Edward Said states, “No one today is purely one thing. Labels like Indian, or woman, or Muslim, or American are no more than starting points.” Said’s idea illustrates the evolution of relations between communities as a result of globalization, and the understanding and recognition of other cultures through the interpretation of cultural borders. In this essay I will analyse to what extent globalisation is affecting identity formation, and also the roles of cultural borders in today’s world. I will assess whether through globalisation of the media we are in fact overcoming cultural borders and traditional stereotypes and in turn forging a mutual respect between foreign communities, or as Sai...   [tags: essays research papers] 2567 words
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Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal - Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal Swift was said to “declare at one stage in his life: ‘I am not of this vile country (Ireland), I am an Englishman’” (Hertford website). In his satire “A Modest Proposal,” he illustrates his dislike not only for the Irish, but for the English, organized religions, rich, greedy landlords, and people of power. It is obvious that Swift dislikes these people, but the reader must explore from where his loathing for the groups of people stems. I believe Swift not only wanted to attack these various types of people to defend the defenseless poor beggars, but he also had personal motives for his writings that stemmed from unconscious feelings, located in what Sigm...   [tags: Jonathan Swift Modest Proposal Essays]
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Pride and Prejudice: Social Class - Pride and Prejudice was first published in 1813 and it depicts key themes in society and the impact these themes had on life for the characters in the novel. One of these themes is social class, which was a chief contributor to the characters problems in the story. Social class is an underlying issue in the lives of the characters and greatly affects the decisions they make during the novel. Every character is aware of the importance of social standing and it becomes a key factor in the development of each individual in Pride and Prejudice....   [tags: European Literature] 1115 words
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Character Analysis of Jake Barnes - The pivotal character of Ernest Hemingway's novel, The Sun Also Rises is Jake Barnes. He is a man of complex personality--compelling, powerful, restrained, bitter, pathetic, extraordinarily ordinary yet totally human. His character swings from one end of the psychological spectrum to the other end. He has complex personality, a World War I veteran turned writer, living in Paris. To the world, he is the epitome of self-control but breaks down easily when alone, plagued by self-doubt and fears of inadequacy....   [tags: World Literature] 1935 words
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Female Protagonists in Women's Literature - They feasted upon it. They thirsted for it. Society looked down on them for it, but these women remained honey mad, remained desperate for salvation in flavor, and craved salvation in indulgence. Considered half-savage and more than a little deranged, they roamed, free to do what so many of the women in "civilized" society longed to do. In Honey Mad Women: Charlotte Bronte's Bilingual Heroines, Patricia Yaeger hypothesizes that "bilingual heroines... are also honey mad women: women who consume, to excess, the languages designed to consume them" (Yaeger 11)....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 2407 words
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The Right to Jury Duty - The Right to Jury Duty Before 1972, those who owned their own home and were over a rateable value were eligible for jury service. The Morris Committee in 1965, estimated 78% of names on the electoral register didn't qualify for jury service, 95% of women were also ineligible, either because they lived in rented accommodation or were wives. The committee recommended the right to do jury service should correspond with the right to vote. That reform was brought in by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 and can also be found in the Juries Act 1974....   [tags: Papers] 576 words
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Language in Shakespeare's The Tempest - This essay will attempt to find out the type of language that Shakespeare has used to portray the hatred and utter spite Prospero evidently has over Caliban. The great number of offensive dialogue during the argumentative conversation between Caliban and Prospero will be commented on. During the conversation, many ill-disguised remarks of contempt are made by all three characters. This will be analysed further and the reasons and consequences of the exchange will be described. There are a great number of reasons for why Prospero and Caliban are not by any means on respectful terms, and the factors that have lead to this occurrence will be expressed in order to explain the spiteful nature of...   [tags: essays research papers] 1303 words
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Beauty and The Bluest Eye - Beauty and The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye contributes to the study of the American novel by bringing to light an unflattering side of American history. The story of a young black girl named Pecola, growing up in Lorain, Ohio in 1941 clearly illustrates the fact that the "American Dream" was not available to everyone. The world that Pecola inhabits adores blonde haired blue eyed girls and boys. Black children are invisible in this world, not special, less than nothing....   [tags: Bluest Eye Essays] 416 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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Jewish Background Q&A - 3a. Describe the basic attitudes of first century Jews towards Gentiles. Attitudes of first century Jews towards Gentiles are viewed as being complex. Gentiles can be defined in many ways some of which could mean foreigner or heathen. Jews viewed nations of the world as evil and therefore were adversary of God. Gentiles no doubt fell into this category. Some of these feelings derived from the oppression during the Intertestamental period and various anti-Semitic measures taken against them. In addition these feeling perpetuated through a long history of their zeal to protect particularistic and elitist privilege....   [tags: Religion]
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Lyndon Johnson's Administration - ... LBJ was confident that this was a time to prove that our material progress is only the foundation on which we will build a richer life in mind and spirit. He believed that the Great Society rested on an abundance and liberty for all. LBJ knew that America had an opportunity to move toward a rich and powerful society but also a great one. President Johnson hoped to demand an end on poverty and racial injustice. His vision extended to the quality of our goal rather than the quantity of our goods; where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce, but also the desire for beauty and hunger for community....   [tags: Great Society, US presidents] 563 words
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The Great Gatsby - The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald’s enduring novel The Great Gatsby examines several themes that are both universal and specific to the early years of the twentieth century. In James Truslow Adams 1931 work The Epic of America defined the myth as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement.” Fitzgerald focuses on the struggle of human beings trying to achieve their goals by both transcending and re-creating the past, Jay Gatsby....   [tags: wealth, opportunity, dreams]
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A Better Welfare System - A Better Welfare System I do believe people should have to work or get an education while receiving benefits. Nobody should get to get a 'free ride' through life. Nobody pays my way through life, I have to work for what I get. That quote is the word of a twenty-two year-old female who holds down a full-time job, pays rent, and taxes. Some, like her, may feel contempt toward welfare recipients who do not work for their benefits. The welfare system is a program for citizens who need assistance. but it should be considered a privilege, not a free ride....   [tags: Work Job Employment Essays] 2497 words
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The Rodney King Beating - The Rodney King Beating On March 3, 1991, Los Angeles police officers attempted to stop a white sedan traveling at a high rate of speed through Lake View Terrace, a residential neighborhood in northern Los Angeles. After a short pursuit, King was ordered out of his vehicle at gunpoint. King refused to comply and became belligerent and uncooperative. The use of open-hand controls, pepper spray and tasers were ineffective, as King continued to assault officers while resisting arrest. More LAPD officers arrived and King was finally subdued with the use of nightsticks....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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Sherman Alexie's Subtle Sarcasm - Sherman Alexie's Subtle Sarcasm Sherman Alexie illustrates a subtle sarcasm that is very consistent among his stories. He conveys many of the current social issues that seem to be constant among those of Indian heritage. His main characters all have very similar characteristics: very laid back and socially conscious. An important characteristic that his characters share is a sense of wit and cynicism which helps convey Alexie's ideals in many regards. The first rhetorical device Alexie utilizes is his methophorical use of his titles....   [tags: American Literature Sherman Alexie Essays] 890 words
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Obscenity in Rochester's Work - Obscenity in Rochester's Work "Rage at last confirms me impotent" (Rochester). How far is obscenity in Rochester's work motivated by disquiet with the world at large, and how successful is Rochester's ribaldry in fulfilling its satiric purpose. Rochester's poetry has been denounced by many as obscene and immoral. Samuel Johnson condemned his work and said that he lived and wrote "with an avowed contempt of decency and order, a total disregard to every moral, and a resolute denial of every religious observation." However, he is not without his admirers....   [tags: Papers] 3666 words
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War Photographer - ‘’War Photographer’’ is a thought-provoking and mind gripping poem by Carol Ann Duffy. The poem revolves around the life of the photographer as he juggles between his two personas as he try to develop his photos and reminisce about the war torn countries, all the innocent people and the horrific and gory things he has witnessed. As the poem progresses and the pictures begin to develop the memories of pain and suffering from his past starts to unravel and becomes clearer and clearer. The main message the writer is trying to convey is the fact that through modern times news about the war is being published by the media in a truthful way that people feel less sympathy towards the innocent live...   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 1581 words
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The Chosen -             In The Chosen, silence plays an important aspect in the characters lives. Reb Saunders forced silence and suffering upon his son Danny by not talking to him about anything other than his studies. He says he does this because he feels that Danny is so brilliant that he might not understand the suffering of others. Reb Saunders feels that silence is suffering by imposing non-communication, however, silence is really how Reuven, Danny, David Malter, and Reb Saunders communicate with each other and the world around them....   [tags: Literature Review] 913 words
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Debt Collectors - A recent article in a Minnesota newspaper has struck fear in the hearts hundreds of thousands of citizens with a common problem in this economy - being in debt and unable to pay. The article gave an account of a woman who was jailed after apparently failing to pay a debt for which judgment was being sought by the creditor. From one perspective, that account may appear to be true. The woman had been ordered to appear in court to answer as to why she had not paid. She failed to appear for the hearing and the judge issued a warrant for her arrest....   [tags: Economics] 941 words
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The Fountainhead - In spite of Gail Wynand’s individualism and creative spirit in The Fountainhead, he compromises these values in his work and succumbs to the power of the people, believing this double identity to be his only option in achieving the power he seeks. A simple credo governs Gail Wynand’s life: I Do run things around here. Originally a statement affirming his drive to rise above, this assertion quickly becomes a measure of Wynand’s self-worth—a self-worth based entirely upon his power over others. His deep respect for the greatness of mankind and the integral dignity of the independent man is made irrelevant in his life by a single, core fallacy: the futility and inevitable demise of integrity....   [tags: Biography, Wynand] 1334 words
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Successful Marriages - Broadly speaking, DeGenova specifies four criteria which need to effectively coexist for a marriage to be successful: “durability, approximation of ideals, fulfillment of needs, and satisfaction” (p. 174). First, durability in and of itself is not indicative of a successful marriage because many couples remain in unhappy relationships for a number of reasons. Instead, durability needs to include stability and quality. Second, approximation of ideals represents the extent to which the relationship fulfills ideals and exceptions....   [tags: Relationship Advice, Character Development]
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Watergate Scandal - On June 18, 1972, the Washington Post published an article under the title “5 Held in Plot to Bug Democrats’ Office Here”. The author, Alfred E. Lewis, claimed that five men, one being an ex-CIA agent, three being native-born Cubans, and the last being said to have trained Cuban exiles for guerilla warfare, were caught planting bugs in the offices of the National Democratic Committee. This article sparked an important breakthrough in American journalism. Catching the attention of Post writers Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, they began to pursue the story....   [tags: Richard Nixon, media, IRE, crime, journalism]
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Negative Leadership - Leadership misbehavior can take place in many different forms. When discussing leadership misbehavior it is important to outline which forms you are talking about. In this essay I will be writing about generalized harassment by leadership. Generalized harassment can take many forms, such as workload overage, goal setting beyond reasonable expectations, and inter organizational politics. Who is normally affected. Most commonly you will see a person in a position of leadership harass a subordinate employee....   [tags: social issues, negative behavior]
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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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Fixing Belief - The Four Methods of Charles S. Peirce In “The Fixation of Belief”, Charles S. Peirce attempts to explain his four methods of establishing belief, in which he says all people have. These methods can be put to the test with any subject matter, and one shall always fit. For instance, let us look at the broad but always hot topic of religious matters, or affairs. First, take into account Peirce’s first method, which is the method of tenacity. Its definition is, “taking as answer to a question any we may fancy, and constantly reiterating it to ourselves, dwelling on all which may conduce to that belief, and learning to turn with contempt and hatred from anything that might disturb it.” Th...   [tags: essays research papers] 1407 words
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William E.B. Dubois - William E.B. Dubois William Edward Burghardt DuBois was born in 1868, two years after slavery was abolished, in Great Barrington, MA. Born a free man in the North, during the dawn of the twentieth century, W.E.B. DuBois was able to receive an extensive education. Throughout his life he grew more and more cognizant of the politics, education, religion, and economics that shaped the American system and separated the peoples that lived there. Although he was granted the fortune of education and freedom, he was forever torn between his dark coloring which distinguished him from others....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Live With Lightning - Live With Lightning The main hero of the novel is looking for an answer to the question: “What is his place as a scientist in the world.” The book focuses on the historic period from the 30s till the end of the World War II. A common American post-student wants to become a scientist. He has nothing except his talent, courage, patience, persistence, and strong will to devote his life to physics. On obtaining his diploma and his appointment as an assistant and teacher in the University of Columbia, he spent his summer washing dishes, working at a gas station in a place with a significant name High Hope....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1230 words
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