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The Five Teachings of Jesus - The Five Teachings of Jesus The five of the teachings of Jesus are the following: Be Merciful (Luke 6:36, Matthew 5:7, Forgiveness (Luke6: 37), Seek Goodness (Luke 6:45), Respect Others (Luke 14:11), and Be Kind (Luke 6:31). Be Merciful (Luke 6:31). "Be merciful just as your father is merciful." (Matthew 5:7): "Happy are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them." The passage s teaches us mainly about being merciful to our enemy and God will be merciful toward us....   [tags: Bible, Religion] 304 words
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Seven Samurai - Seven Samurai Kurosawa creates a masterpiece with the Seven Samurai. This film was created in 1954, it is a Japanese film and it has English subtitles. The Seven Samurai is a story about a small farming village in 16th century Japan that is under constant threat from traveling groups of outlaw bandits. The elders that live in the village decide to hire a defense force to protect them from these outlaws. They enlist a variety of samurai for hire and samurai are willing to work for their food....   [tags: essays papers] 347 words
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Mannerism of Students from the East and West - Mannerism of Students from the East and West A U.S student comes home from school and watches television. Later that student copies the behaviors he viewed and learned from television. The media in our society has a huge impact on the behaviors of children. These attitudes and manners of students towards teachers and elders are influenced greatly by television, as they initiate behaviors they have learned on television. In contrast most Asian, students sit quietly waiting for the teacher to come into the classroom and respectively welcome him/her....   [tags: essays research papers] 349 words
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singer - Whitney Houston once sang, “I believe the children are the future, teach them well and let them lead the way.” Children are our future. They will be making our laws, curing diseases, inventing revolutionary products etc. These, along with many others, are reasons why there is so much emphasis on our youth and youth in general. Without them we would cease to exist. While youth is very important to society, the older generation plays a very significant role as well. Our elders are our teachers, our wisdom, and our key to the future....   [tags: essays research papers] 363 words
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3 Lessons Learned Bird Sings - Many people in the world have troubles. Lie Marguerite there are many who have troubles. Though we always get saved by our elders and without them we would be scrap metal, but like most elders, Mrs. Flower in the book “I know Why the Caged Bird Sings,'; help out this troubled person by teaching her 3 lessons about way of life. The troubled person Marguerite has a trouble that she can’t speak because she got assaulted 5 years ago. It is awful that a stranger raped a young person at age 8....   [tags: essays research papers] 403 words
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Voting Essay - Voting Essay Can you imagine walking into the scheduled spot chosen in your riding for voting, to find a group of young teenagers just hanging around talking and laughing amongst themselves. Wouldn't you be thinking, what do those kids know about voting. Look at them just mingling about with each other. This election could determine my lifestyle in the future. For this reason and others, I believe the voting age should be left at 18, if not raised a year or two. Is it not true that the Young Offenders Act was created because youths under the age of 18 cannot think rationally for themselves and need special guidance....   [tags: essays research papers] 431 words
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Protestant Reformation - Protestant Reformation In the 16th century the Protestant Reformation divided the Roman Catholic Church. This reform was led by Martin Luther whose original intentions were to reform the church, but resulted in a split between Protestant and Catholic. Soon the Protestant Church itself divided resulting in two more churches, one Protestant, and the other reformed church. The Reformed Church is better known as Presbyterian, whose conspicuous leader was John Calvin. John Calvin had many beliefs which had been adopted by the Presbyterian Church....   [tags: Religion History] 451 words
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Morals, Values, and Ethics - Morals, Values, and Ethics Morals, values and ethics define who we are and what we believe. Culture, religion, and many other things affect our beliefs. One uses various types off ethics when surrounded by different groups. Knowing between right and wrong is a good foundation to practicing good ethics and morals. These things make morals, ethics, and values important in society. Many things can contribute to what you think is morally right or wrong. Religion, for example, may create a barrier on to what extent you do something....   [tags: Morality] 479 words
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"The Doll's House" by Katherine Mansfield - Katherine Mansfield's "The Dolls House" seems to be a simple story about children receiving a own ideas and opinions. Even though everyone is entitled to their own opinion it is often bizarre to see how our opinions are based on those of others. This essay will outline the events that occurred in the story which are a big part in regards to the two different worlds of adults and children, and how they are separated from each other. The Dolls House is a story where you can see the cruelty of children towards each other....   [tags: World Literature] 481 words
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The Need for Emotional and Social Support from Geriatric Physicians - ... Their illness makes them distanced from the society. The physician is the only person who can bridge this gap. Communication, sharing life's experiences, making new friends, keeps them cheerful and energetic which definitely helps in their recovery. I have personally experienced this and therefore make it a point to always spend some extra time with the aged patients. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction and happiness. With current medical care, the life expectancy is increased and will pose more challenges in caring for elderly, as their population will grow exponentially in coming years and there will be an urgent need for well trained physicians in field of geriatrics....   [tags: elder, medical, patients] 514 words
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The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly ( - ... The first On Lok Center provided adult day care with medical, rehabilitation, respite, and social services. Medicaid was providing the program reimbursement for day health services by 1979. On Lok was further funded by a four-year Department of Health and Human Services demonstration grant. According to Hirth (2009), “On Lok was found to be a successful model and continued to grow and remain financially solvent, later receiving waivers from Medicare and Medicaid to provide medical services for a fixed monthly payment for every member of the program” (p....   [tags: organization, fund, patients, therapy] 517 words
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Getting Behind the Wheel of a Car is Freedom - For most, driving is a feeling of freedom and an indulgence of happiness. People all over could easily tell you the wonderful feeling just being behind the wheel gives them. Although so many love the feeling of a steering wheel beneath their hands and a gas pedal under their feet, there are people who unfortunately do not receive the same free feeling of driving that most do. Well if someone has a license and a car they can have all the freedom of driving they want, right. One might say this, but think about certain groups of people who do not have this opportunity; teenagers and elders....   [tags: driving, teenagers, safety] 522 words
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Insights in A Celebration of Grandfathers by Rudolfo A. Anaya - ... Anaya had cried out many times that he couldn’t learn English, but his grandfather taught him that patience was a needed virtue in learning a new language. Patience can also be used in another place in his story. When Anaya tells about the well behaved horses that his grandfather owned, that would draw a wagon without a single whip, just mere clicking of the tongue and the use of the reins. Most people did not have the patience to train their horses to that extent. They merely hitch them up, and let loose with the whip....   [tags: Patience, Love, Family] 528 words
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Life in the 2000s - ... Where Now In 2000s everyone were tight skinny jeans even the males. People did not care so much for name brand they can put a outfit together, and go about there day with out people teasing them on the brand, or even on what they was wearing. In 2000s People worry about the name brand clothes, and even the brand of the store telling us what we should and shouldnt wear. In Both Generations the men Sagged were u can see ther boxers taking it as a style, and the ladies wear Clothing to show there skin....   [tags: advancements, fashion difference] 529 words
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Western Imperialism - Western Imperialism Beginning in 1880, there was a growing desire for European countries to expand and control their rule. The only continent at that time that was left uncontrolled and, in the European's eyes uncivilized, was Africa. This was the start of Western Imperialism. All European countries wanted their piece of Africa and to get it, they would let nothing stand in their way. They would change the entire government, religion, market, and behavior of most of the African nation and affect almost every person living there....   [tags: Papers] 532 words
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Analysis of the Spike Lee's Movie Do the Right Thing - Analysis of the Spike Lee's Movie Do the Right Thing For my shot analysis I chose a shot from the Spike Lee Movie Do the Right Thing. This is the second shot following the climactic riot scene. It features Da’ Mayor and Mother Sister reacting to the hellacious events of the previous night. The block was just devastated by a melee that broke out because the police killed Radio Raheem after he and Sal got in an altercation that was triggered by the volume of Radio Raheem’s boom box. Though at a very superficial level the fight was about the loud stereo, the real significance of the fight had more to do with the culmination of anger and tension between the characters of the film caused by pre...   [tags: Movies Film Do the Right Thing Essays] 536 words
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Canterbury Tales Historical Si - The Pardoners tale sheds much light on the conduct and thought of people in the dark ages, especially the menaces of society. This story reveals much about the morals, laws, and conventions in place during the dark ages. Even though the focus is on three drunken criminals, their encounters and conduct give clues as to what their society was up to. The story told is historically significant; it is based on the dark ages, and it is made to seem as true as possible. The events said to have happened were most likely there to make the reader believe that it has actually occurred....   [tags: essays research papers] 538 words
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Personal Narrative Adult's Negative View of Teenagers - Personal Narrative Adult's Negative View of Teenagers There is a significant difference of opinion about teenagers today that comes from teenagers themselves and the adult population. A good majority of the young people today view themselves as relatively responsible people. A lot of them are inquisitive and are eager to learn new things. Many are committed to a drug-free lifestyle, and there are a lot of students who achieve very high grades. Most adults' view on teen behavior is very different....   [tags: Papers] 539 words
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Promoting Health for the Elderly - Review of Related Literature and Studies Health and care According to Zaidi (2008), health is an important aspect for an elderly to achieve a good quality of life. The aspect of health does not only covers physical and mental health but it also covers social health. It means that elderlies must live independently and have social interaction. Health describes the wellness of a person in order to perform and participate in many activities. (Zaidi, 2008) On the other hand, according to Novak (2012), health promotion includes concepts of disease prevention and reduced disability....   [tags: care, mental, disease] 545 words
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Defining Respect - "(What you want Baby, I got What you need Do you know I got it. All I'm askin' Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit) Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home (just a little bit) mister (just a little bit) " Lyrics from the song, "Respect" by Aretha Franklin In three seperate dictionaries, respect is defined as a regard for or appreciation of the worth or value of someone or something....   [tags: Definition Respect Respecting Essays] 563 words
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Chinese Culture Traditions - The dictionary defines “culture” as “the behavior and beliefs characteristics of a particular social, ethnic, or age group”. I am Chinese-American also known as ABC, American Born Chinese. I speak Cantonese and English. My parents are both from China. I was born in Manhattan, New York, and raised in New York. There are many different things from my culture that are different from other culture’s. Many people with different culture’s have different foods, holidays, and religions, which makes us all special and different in our own ways....   [tags: Chinese Culture] 567 words
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Ritual and Tradition in Shirley Jackson's The Lottery - Everyone has their own way of solving problems; however, ritual is a form that people doing one thing in the same way. It defines as “the prescribed form of conducting a formal secular ceremony.” However if the meaning of ritual is mistaken, the consequence could be unpredictable." The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson gives us a lecture about a tortuous ritual. The story takes place in a small village with 300 citizens, they gather for a yearly lottery which everyone should participate. The story leads to a horrific ending by people forgetting the concept of ritual....   [tags: The Lottery Essays]
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The Aboriginal People - ... However, this perception is very incorrect, because the Aboriginal culture represents survival of the mental, spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of each Aboriginal individual. A nation without its own cultural is just an outer form with no identity, so our presentation wants to digger deeper into the Aboriginal culture, in order to find a more effective way to shape our current Aboriginal education system. We did a thoroughly research about the contemporary Aboriginal culture, including photography, painting, sculpture, and music....   [tags: precious humane heritage, europe, america] 577 words
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The Expansion of the Islamic Empire Under the First Four Caliphs - ... Over his career, he had to deal with the Ridda. The Ridda is a group of people who were rebellious against the Islamic Empire. They do not pay taxes and some elders of the Ridda even lied about being a prophet. Abu-Bakr fought against the Ridda with the Islamic army and won, but Abu-Bakr showed mercy. Many members of the Ridda joined the Islamic religions and respected Abu-Bakr. After the defeat of the Ridda, Abu-Bakr planned expansion of the Islamic Empire based Muhammad’s plans but never lived to execute it when he died in 634....   [tags: religious beliefs and territorial conquest] 578 words
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Three Views of Cultural Characteristics of the Treatment of Elders - ... From a cultural perspective, the African American elderly mostly rely on family reunions, which can be one the most important rituals that would give the elderly the need for survival and endurance towards their African American families. They usually make this happen by maintaining cultural tradition within the uncertain and stormy times. In the African American culture, tradition is the key to avoid collectivism so they can have the capability to survive through the tough days. “It is clear that more and more African Americans are living longer and are in better health....   [tags: sociological analysis]
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Nursing Home and Institutional Abuse - ... But really what’s going to happen is everything will change. Like how your parents are independent now and you are dependent on them later they’ll be dependent on you. Then maybe you’ll be tired of having to escort your parents somewhere, showering them, giving them their constant medications and just doing anything tiring for you. You also can’t be with them all the time. You’re going to have a job, children to take care of and many other things. At that point all you’ll think of is that they need to go somewhere to be professionally taken care of because you can’t deal with them anymore....   [tags: mismanagement and staff shortages] 597 words
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Summary of Young Adulthood and Late Adulthood - Physical: While young adults do not grow significantly taller in their 20's, they typically grow stronger and healthier as their bodies reach adult size. In terms of overall health, as well as peak physical condition, early adulthood is the prime of life. With each year from 20 to 40, signs of senescence-the state of physical decline, in which the body gradually becomes less strong and efficient with age-become more apparent. All the body systems gradually become less efficient (though at different rates) and homeostasis takes increasingly longer to reach....   [tags: Psychology] 600 words
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Analysis and Summary of The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... They have no choice to pick and choose; what they choose for you it’s what you have to do. If you don’t comply, they will expel you from the community forever. So, when that time came for Jonas, he was very excited but scared at the same time. He didn’t know what kind of job they will pick for him. Each of his friends were given the job they liked. They were been called by numbers and when Jonas number was not mentioned he became worried. Finally, at the end of the event his number was called....   [tags: plot, setting, title, time, characters] 607 words
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Why People Write? - Why People Write. People write for many reasons. They write to educate, , and to entertain to express their feelings of emotions of joy or sadness, also to preserve history In Maya Angelou’s story “Graduation” in Fields of Reading she teaches us about racism in the south in the 1940’s. Angelou writes about how schools in the south were segregated. Black students were deprived of resources to enable students to learn. While schools were endowed with all the resources needed for a prominent education....   [tags: essays papers] 613 words
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Centennial - The story Centennial, by James A. Michener, had sections in it that referred to the way that Native Americans lived in America. These sections told stories that portrayed, partially, to the customs of the Native Americans. Many general references to their religion, transportation, rituals, and everyday life, were made. I have read these sections and analyzed some of the interesting and important customs that these people had. In the following essay, I will give some examples of these customs, and how they are part of the Native American lifestyles that I read about in Centennial....   [tags: essays research papers] 618 words
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Mother Daughter Relationships - Mothers and Daughters in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Mothers and Daughters in Joy Luck Club Amy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club, explores the relationships and experiences of four Chinese mothers and four Chinese-American daughters. The difference in upbringing of those women born during the first quarter of this century in China, and their daughters born in California, is undeniable. From the beginning of the novel, you hear Suyuan Woo tell the story of "The Joy Luck Club," a group started by some Chinese women during World War II, where "we feasted, we laughed, we played games, lost and won, we told the best stories....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays] 621 words
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Tradition in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily and Shirley Jackson's The Lottery - Tradition in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily and Shirley Jackson's The Lottery People throughout the world do things for many different reasons. Religion, peer pressure, or tradition are some of the reasons the people do things. In the U.S. we have many traditions such as Christmas. Some people have strange or out of the ordinary traditions. The two short stories ?The Lottery. and ?A Rose for Emily. both portray tradition.      In ?The Lottery?, tradition is showed in three main ways. First, Old Man Warner says, ?there has always been a lottery (Jackson 11).....   [tags: Rose Emily Faulkner Lottery Jackson Essays]
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Aging in Today's World - When you think of the term senior citizen what comes to mind. Do the words disabled and old come to mind, or do you visualize wisdom and patience. The word old is looked upon in todays society as a “dirty” word. Yet we will all be old someday. Ageism-the discrimination according to a persons age is a known stereotype just as racial, or religious discrimination. We must end this way of thinking soon or else our elders will feel unwelcome in their jobs and in their communities. Age discrimination in the Employment Act has not been enough to restrict ageism....   [tags: Discrimination] 650 words
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A Camparison of Chinese and Lation Culture - ... introduced motives that are involved in cultural care giving. They are classified into the following categories: familism, obligation, reciprocity, and burden. Although the aforementioned are categories of cultural care giving, which is care motivated by customs and values of a culture, they can also exist as a perception of the elderly. Familism is defined as “a cultural value that refers to strong identification and solidarity of individuals with their family as well as strong normative feeling of allegiance, dedication, reciprocity, and attachment to the their family members, both nuclear and extended” (Del-Pino-Casado et al., 2011, p....   [tags: culture, elderly, family, care giving] 656 words
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Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman - Experiencing new worlds and encountering new dilemmas, magic, wisdom, truth: all of these elements characterizes the context of the book Of Water and Spirit by Malidona Patrice Some. Here, magic and everyday life come to an affinity, and respect and rituals are necessary tools to survive. The author portrays the Dagara culture in a very specific way. This culture makes no differentiation between what is natural, or "normal", and what is supernatural, or magical. Ancestors compound the core of communities and individuals....   [tags: Malidoma Patrice Somé] 679 words
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Unbreakable Antigone - In the play Antigone, the character Antigone, chooses to obey the laws of the God's rather than the laws of man. Antigone risks everything, including her life, but her convictions are unwavering. Antigone's beliefs were never conflicted. From the beginning of the play, the reader sees a steadfast woman, when Antigone tries to persuade Ismene to help bury Polynices. "Will you lift up his body with these bare hands / and lower it with me?" (52-53). Antigone is fully aware of the consequences (37-43) for such an action....   [tags: World Literature] 684 words
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The Old Man and the Sea - The Old Man and the Sea I believe that in the past three decades, the way society has treated he elderly has remained primarily the same. Some younger citizens have looked up to the elderly with respect, yet most continue to shun them and consider them useless and hopeless in a society such as ours. I think that the elderly population is continually losing respect from the new generations. Santiago, the elderly man in the novel The Old Man and the Sea, is respected by a young boy, Manolin, yet he is also looked down upon by many of the younger fishermen in the Cuban fishing village where he lives....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 702 words
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Cultural Differences between the West and East - ... One of the necessities a family has to have is a descendant capable of bearing family name, therefore parents in Asia wish for a son as the eldest child. Also ever-present conservatism can be felt in marriages, where parents play a very active part, unlike in Western family. When it comes to the question of the ties among the family members, these two cultures might be considered as polar. Asians incline to forge stronger bonds with the family members, even with indirect kinsmen. For instance relatives live very closely together, and only in rare cases children live in different town or country, usually only because of occupation, and visits are scheduled weekly....   [tags: Family, Values] 710 words
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The Giver and The Hunger Games: Novels that Exemplify a Totalitarian System - ... He is part of the Committee of Elders, however he is isolated from them because he bears the memories ot the Community. These should give him wisdom so that he can be questioned by the committee when new and difficult problems occur. A parallel between both novels is the close supervision the leaders have on their citizens. In The Giver we can see that they are monitored via speakers and that “[a]ll private ceremonies are recorded” . In The Hunger Games we learn about the supervision in the secound book, Catching Fire, when Snow pressures and thretens Katniss by knowing everything about her life, also about the kiss with Gale ....   [tags: Government, Community]
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Societies Maintaining Control in The Allegory of the Cave and The Giver - ... The societies in “The Allegory of the Cave” and “The Giver,” maintain control in similar ways too. In “The Allegory of the Cave” and “The Giver,” the “controllers” both limit the range of experience of the members in the community. “Thus they stay in the same place so that there is only one thing for them to look at: whatever they encounter in front of their faces.” Because of the shackles the puppeteers gave them, they cannot move their heads and see other wonders so, they only experience what is put in front of them....   [tags: puppets, prison, freedom]
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Grandmother's Victory by Maya Angelou - Grandmother's Victory by Maya Angelou Grandmother's Victory was written by Maya Angelou. This story was about Maya Angelou as a young girl who lived in the state of Arkansas with her grandmother, whom she called "Mama", in the 1940's. Maya's grandmother was a very clean God fearing woman. She taught her grandchildren to be clean, religious, respectful, and God fearing also. In the 1940's there was segregation between blacks and whites. So therefore, there was a lot of racial tension....   [tags: Papers] 751 words
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Canonical Angst in Young Adolescent Literature by Elysia Liang - ... The themes encompassed in YA lit, and there are many, feed the readers appetite. Characters & Voice Adults are seldom the main character of a YA novel; instead, the protagonist is, more often than not, of youth. This makes sense. An older person has experience and knowledge that is lacked by an adolescent. If the main character is older in age, his or her opinion, no matter how unbiased he or she tries, will be jaded. Additional, the protagonist is usually anywhere in age from10 to17, any younger and the texts would lack substance and the right amount of complexity to satisfy the reader, any older and there is potentially for maturity to disturb the text....   [tags: young adults literature] 773 words
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Amish Culture in the Film Devil's Playground - ... Much like a wild bachelor party take in Vegas, once the groom says his vows it is as if it never happened. What happens in Rumspringa, stays in Rumspringa. When you consider that these Amish adolescents have had a forced restriction from the outside world, it is understandable that they would over-indulge themselves during Rumspringa. As teenagers, their hormones and desire for independence and acceptance are at their peak and they have a guaranteed forgiveness waiting for them at home. No remorse necessary....   [tags: traditional, church, authority, standards] 774 words
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Black Fate- Analysis of Aeschylus' The Persians - ... Upon hearing the description of the battle's carnage, the Elders and the Queen Mother broke out into agony and mourned the loss of their men at Salamis. The group professes how the Persians were cursed with "Black Fate", and the gods willed the victory of the Greeks. The Elders blamed their losses on the inexperience of Xerxes and foresaw the destruction of the Empire. At this point, the Elders and the Queen summoned King Darius from Hades to seek his guidance. Darius pointed to a possession of a great spirit for Xerxes' lack of reason, "excessive pride", and arrogance towards the gods for their calamity....   [tags: Greeks, Battle, Defeat] 783 words
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Affirmation - Affirmation is defined as a recognition of political, personal, cultural values and identity. The Puritans, African Americans, and Native Americans affirmed their identity in Colonial America through: oral traditions, songs, and rituals. This is the reason they are studied all over the world. The Puritans affirmed their identity through their religious beliefs, utopian ideas and theocracy. The Puritans had a storyteller who spoke of their genealogy. Since these stories were based on the bible, most of the listeners (children) were isolated from the reality of life....   [tags: essays research papers] 795 words
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Antigone, by Sophocles - Sophocles’ “Antigone” was a Greek tragedy written for entertainment, but it also served as a social commentary for what was happening in ancient Greek city-states during that time it was written. “Antigone” was a prime example of art imitating life in Greek culture. The play was rife with themes relating to individual versus state, women’s roles in the city-state, the significance of elders in society, pride, tyranny, and human law versus moral or divine law. In this essay I’d like to pose and answer the questions: Did the outcome of Antigone lead us to believe that Creon was wrong from the start....   [tags: Sophocles, Greek Tragedy] 800 words
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Traditional vs. Modern Society - Traditional vs. Modern Society In today's world, the modern person is educated, independent and aggressive. To be a success, you must put forth your most competitive side and win it all. Nothing less will be permitted. This is the mindset of most business tycoons, stockbrokers and the like. However, on the other side of the globe, third world countries follow a more traditional lifestyle where the outlook on life is a little less malicious. In these countries, the society's idea of success is being part of a large family with prosperous crops and livestock....   [tags: Anthropology Culture Society Essays] 809 words
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The Importance of Family in the Indian Culture - According to Eugene M. Makar, “Traditional Indian culture is defined by relatively strict social hierarchy.” He also mentions that from an early age, children are reminded of their roles and places in society. In my culture, family is given the first importance. This leads to limited freedom in career choices and no independence, particularly for women. Career choices and independence should be the first priority for any individual. In my culture, the choices made by a family member are mostly guided by the rules and goals of the culture, irrespective of how old they are....   [tags: Family Values, Cultural, India]
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Africa's Political Mastery - Before the arrival of the colonial masters, Africans had a political heritage. This was a way of practicing politics, political attitudes, and political institutions that were passed from one generation to the next generation. Chinua Achebe and D.T. Niane authors of Things Fall Apart and Sundiata respectively, demonstrates how politics was practiced during the pre-colonial period. In Chinua Achebe's book, Things Fall Apart, the people of Umofia were disturbed by their enemy which was a call for war rather; they decided to handle the matter diplomatically by sending an embassy....   [tags: Book Reviews] 822 words
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - ... As the story progresses and Jonas’s grow as a person and receives the memories from the Giver. He realized that differences are good things, something to have to be celebrated and use of, not ignored completely. "No one mentioned such things; it was not a rule, but was considered rude to call attention to things that were unsettling or different about individuals" (20). In the book also recall identical twins, in this case the community cannot have two identical persons in the community. “I’m the next on the list....   [tags: story analysis] 827 words
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Epic of Gilgamesh Essay - Desperate Search for Immortality - Desperate Search for Immortality in the Epic of Gilgamesh The search for immortality seems to be an obsession for many men and women all throughout history. In the Epic of Gilgamesh a man investigates the possibility of immortality following the saddening death of his friend, his brother Enkidu. That man, Gilgamesh, feeling the fear of the possibility of his own mortality which was before unrealized before the death of Enkidu, searches for a way to preserve himself.             Is it truly that Gilgamesh searches for a physical immortality or more of a spiritual immortality....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 830 words
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