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Habitat for Humanity: Strategy, Effectiveness, and Strategic Outlook - Habitat for Humanity International Inc. is a 501(c)3 Christian nonprofit organization centered in Americus, Georgia that constructs and repairs houses throughout the world for low-income families. Millard and Linda Fuller founded the organization in 1976, with who were inspired to develop the organization after first visiting Koinonia Farm in 1965 for a service venture. Millard and Clarence Jordan, a farmer at Koinonia, created the idea of “partnership housing” where volunteers aid low-income people in the construction of suitable housing....   [tags: Habitat for Humanity]
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Home Is Where the Heart Is with Habitat for Humanity - If you we're in the Niles area last December, you might have heard singing coming from a nearby house just off from Fifth Street in Niles. It wasn't Christmas Carolers spreading Holiday joy to the neighborhood, it was the many great individuals welcoming a new home owner to their newly built house. Christmas came early for a lucky Niles area family as Habitat for Humanity completed another build to someone whom had thought that home ownership was only a dream. This is typically how a traditional Habitat for Humanity dedication ceremony begins....   [tags: home, Habitat for Humanity, ] 932 words
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Grete’s Violin And Dorotea’s Bundle As Symbols Of Humanity That Contrast With Pedro Paramo And Gregor’s Father’s Lack Of Humanity - The novels of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo, contain many familial relationships. Some of these relationships are good, and some are not. The fathers make the difference between the good relationships and the bad. Grete’s violin and Dorotea’s bundle symbolize the traits that Gregor’s father and Pedro Paramo lack. The author uses these symbols to show that humanity is not created through parental connections, but through compassion for one another. Dorotea’s mothering instinct for a bundle of a rebozo represents humanity and parental love....   [tags: Novel Comparisons, Humanity] 1157 words
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The Nature of Humanity in the Work of Sherwood Anderson - The Nature of Humanity in the Work of Sherwood Anderson A common staple of horror stories—in film and on the page—is the scene of the frightened and indignant villagers chasing the monster who has been terrorizing the townsfolk. In Sherwood Anderson’s “Hands,” the protagonist, Adolph Myers (Wing Biddlebaum) is a well-intentioned individual whose actions the people around him contort so that he becomes more fiend than friend. In Wing Biddlebaum, the very aspects of his character that make him human are those that society distorts to make him into a maladapted monster: first, the mystery that surrounds him causes the townspeople to misunderstand him; second, because of the accusations of his...   [tags: Humanity Sherwood Anderson Essays]
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Humanity - Humanity I was sitting in my laundry room the other day sorting through piles of dirty laundry, courtesy of my seven year old son (who seems to change his clothes every five minutes) and I found myself thinking, "If he only knew the complexities of the Watershed, the Everglades, the South Florida Water Management District, and the Biscayne & Floridian Aquifers maybe he wouldn't change his clothes so often." But then again maybe if he knew these things he would, like so many people in South Florida, not care....   [tags: Environemtn Humans Humanity Essays] 1129 words
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The Circuits of Humanity - Humanity has come a long way in terms of technology and shows no sign of halting the advancement anytime soon. Society now has phones with the same functions as computers and cars that can run on electricity. However, developing artificial intelligence with a human thought process has become a real ethical issue as technology grows. People argue that developing such intelligence would benefit society as it would be able to handle jobs where it is impossible for the human body to take and handle mundane tasks so humans can relax....   [tags: Technological Advancements, Society]
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The Prevalence of Humanity - “The defects of society [can be traced] back to the defects of human nature ... The shape of a society must depend on the ethical nature of the individual and not on any political system however apparently logical or respectable.” This idea, quoted from author William Golding, of a corrupt individual corrupting an otherwise idyllic society is exemplified many times over the course of human history: Joseph Stalin corrupts Karl Marx's idea of communism into a totalitarian government that eventually results in the death of tens of millions of his own people; Hitler uses the muse of a worker's government that would lift Germany out of the clasps of the Great Depression to rise to power so that h...   [tags: Analysis, Orwell and Golding] 1653 words
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The Humanity of Achilles - As George Eliot once said, “It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.” Whether viewing a piece of artwork or another person, there are often many points of view to evaluate in order to find the true core of the subject. In great works of literature, authors often create complex and dynamic characters to add depth and meaning into the story. In the Iliad, Homer beautifully depicts the multifaceted character of Achilles as an epic hero. As readers look closely at Achilles, he reveals different sides of himself as the epic poem develops....   [tags: The Iliad Essays]
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Shakespeare and Humanity - Before Shakespeare led the idea of humanity into his play, everyone knew what humanity mean, but not completely. Many writer, poetic, playwrights, and philosopher interpreted that Hamlet was the first idea to prove humanity in the play by Shakespeare. As interpreted Hamlet, Shakespeare show the idea of humankind, however he did not create the idea of humanity. Shakespeare use Hamlet as an idea of the complex working of the human mind and how human choose their decision upon on their characteristic....   [tags: Shakespeare and Human Nature]
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Dehumanization of Humanity - Since the Declaration of Independence America has been the land of the free. Every man was born with inalienable rights that could not be separated from their being. When God created the world he made man king of all the animals and plants and America was the first country to realize this. Well, that is unless that man was from African roots. By simply having a different skin color certain men no longer seemed to have that inalienable right to rule over the earth, plants and animals; rather they were seen as animals themselves....   [tags: Slavery]
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Tecnology and Humanity - Technology and Humanity Introduction A new study commissioned by Intel Corporation and conducted by Penn Schoen Berland found that young adults, especially millennials (aged 18 to 24) who grew up with smartphones, iPads and other digital gizmos and gadgets, are increasingly tech savvy; but many who fall into this category also think technology is making people less human in the process. The “Intel Innovation Barometer” further revealed that the millennials globally show a stark contrast to their reputation as digital natives who can’t get enough of the high-tech stuff in their lives....   [tags: digital era, friendship, social media]
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The Blocks of Humanity of John Locke - According to Steven Pinker, “The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate...is a totalitarian dream” (Brainyquotes). John Locke who was a political writer, an Oxford scholar, medical researcher, and physican. He was widley known as the philospher that challanged the flaws of humanity. Being so widely known as an excellent writer in the 17th century, in his piece An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Locke confronts the flaws of humanity....   [tags: An Essay Concerning Human Undestanding]
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The Absence of Humanity in The Crucible and Macbeth - The urge to be seen as perfect is a desire commonly found among humans. However, even some animals are not immune to such desires. A bird trying to attract the best mate in the forest by creating a perfect nest will fight to the death for a twig that it believes will make its nest excel beyond the rest. The bird will even go so far as to break the incubating eggs in a nest if it contains an item that the bird wants as its own. Similarly in humans, there are characters that strive for perfection so much so that they begin to weigh ideology above humanity....   [tags: Macbeth, The Crucible]
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Striving for Justice for All of Humanity - When trying to define justice it requires one to look at the moral perspective of right and wrong but also the way society views right and wrong. One definition of justice is “judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments” (wordnetweb.princeton.edu). In trying to understand justice, it is also important to understand human nature as well as how it responds to injustice. People tend to want vengeance or punishment for a crime against them. They believe the law should do that by establishing the rules, determining guilt, and then fixing the appropriate penalty....   [tags: definition essay]
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Striving for Justice for All of Humanity - When trying to define justice it requires one to look at the moral perspective of right and wrong but also the way society views right and wrong. What motivates us to achieve impartiality beyond the situation or the legal facts. One definition of justice is “judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments” (wordnetweb.princeton.edu). Therefore, it is also important to understand human nature and how it responds to injustice. Is it better to place individual rights over justice....   [tags: philosophy]
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Freedom for Humanity, by Kalen Ockerman - The class system has been in place within humanity since the very birth of economic trade. It is a fact of life that others will seek self-betterment and gain power to provide for those that they love and their own personal interest. Throughout the years the implementation of a social class system has helped to differentiate the types of economic situations as nation and serve as a system to work toward the betterment of the society as a whole. However, as the world became more productive and the gaps between the higher classes and lower classes increased the efficiency of the social class system and the decisions made from the individuals within it has been called into que...   [tags: social class system]
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Exploring Cyborgs and Humanity in Literature - Throughout the development of science fiction literature and cinema different writers and directors have woven technology and humanity together in sometimes radical and provocative ways. One corner stone of the science fiction genre is the idea of a cyborg, a part-human part-machine being who, usually, is either the hero or villain in the work. Many authors have interpreted what constitutes a cyborg in drastically different ways, with some only having mechanical appendages and others almost wholly machine....   [tags: Societal Analysis]
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The Humanity of God by Karl Barth - For this paper, I read and analyzed the Humanity of God, a series of three writings by Karl Barth. I focused specifically on his writing Evangelical Theology in the 19th Century. Barth begins by defining theology broadly and then evangelical theology specifically, he then expounds on its history, the theologians who represented it and the groundwork it was built on. He also discusses issues brought up by problems in the initial groundwork. This paper will explore the nature of theology drawing from the examples of the 19th century set by Barth and compare and contrast it with personal perspective on and experience with 21st century theology....   [tags: Christianity, Faith, Beliefs, Religion, God]
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A Click to Humanity: Media and Friendship - Christmas Eve, 2002. It was quiet in our little apartment; my children, all under the age of five years, were anxiously waiting the enchanted hour of midnight. The clock strikes twelve, and the sounds of laughter start to fill the room. This is the time to open their presents; this is the time the fun begins. Excitement fills the air. But this year was different. This year we weren’t celebrating with our rather large family, who were now hundreds of miles away. Even with the happiness in the room, there was still a hint of melancholy because they were not there....   [tags: internet, technology, interaction]
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The Wild Thornberrys; obligation of humanity - In society, humanity has the opportunity to communicate with other species by using emotional empathy, cognitive empathy, and non-verbal communication. This opportunity is also seen as an obligation to be able to communicate with animals and with these advantages, should be successful. In the Wild Thornberrys, Eliza demonstrates the obligation for humanity to use a combination of emotional and cognitive empathy and non-verbal communication to build a relationship with animals. Emotional empathy is necessary in developing a relationship....   [tags: Emotional and Cognitive Empathy]
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Tax Structure: Habitat For Humanity - Tax Structure: Habitat For Humanity Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization dedicate to building homes for low-income individuals. This organization requires that potential homeowners assist in the building of their home or others to reduce the financing cost of homeownership. This paper focuses on the percentage of property tax revenue, two arguments in favor, and two arguments property tax breaks for Habitat of Humanity homeowner, and case resolution. Quantification "In 2004, property tax collections in the U.S....   [tags: Business Finance ]
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Work, Civilization, and Realization of Humanity - Karl Marx believes that animals are not distinct from their life activity, and that what distinguishes man from animals is that he, instead of being the same as his life activity, treats his life activity only as an object of his will and consciousness. Yet private ownership of means of production (land, machine, raw material, etc.) leads to alienation of labor, which makes work as a life activity that is anti-human. Thus he advocates communism, which gives an end to alienation of labor by letting every man share the ownership of means of production....   [tags: Marx, philosophy, Freud, ] 2105 words
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The Divinity and Humanity of Jesus - “Who do people say that I am?” (Mark 8:27) is one of the most fundamental questions that Jesus asked his disciples. It is a question, from my personal viewpoint, that has a simple answer. Jesus is Lord. Needless to say, there is more to the identity of Jesus, but it is my belief that Jesus is the Messiah, the second person of the Holy Trinity. He is the promised Savior foretold in the Old Testament by the prophets. There is an endless list that gives Jesus titles such as Ruler and King, Master and Teacher, Savior and Christ, but in Acts 2:36 Luke writes, “God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.” Jesus is the one who went to the Cross to bring humankind forgiven...   [tags: Christianity]
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The Holocaust: A Crime Against Humanity - The Holocaust is one of the greatest crimes ever committed against humanity. At first, the Nazi’s put pressure on the Jews by forcing them out of high statuses by boycotting their stores, and eventually by physically persecuting them. However, several Jews did emigrate, more so to North America. After the annexation of Austria and the invasion of Poland in 1939, Nazi control eventually spread to Holland, Norway, northern France, and Czechoslovakia; as the Nazi’s power spread, the more executions occurred....   [tags: Nazi Holocaust]
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The Effect of Technology On Humanity - Imagine a world without cell phones, personal computers, MP3 players, cars, and television. Life without those pieces of technology would be drastically different. In the past century, the world has seen an unprecedented number of technological advancements. However, these advancements are often taken for granted. Most people do not realize the complexity of the processes that occur when they use technologies like the Internet or computers. Nevertheless, are the devices that people use in their day-to-day lives essential....   [tags: Technology]
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Humanity in Brave New World - Humanity in Brave New World For years, authors and philosophers have satirized the “perfect” society to incite change. In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley describes a so-called utopian society in which everyone is happy. This society is a “controlled environment where technology has essentially [expunged] suffering” (“Brave New World”). A member of this society never needs to be inconvenienced by emotion, “And if anything should go wrong, there's soma” (Huxley 220). Citizens spend their lives sleeping with as many people as they please, taking soma to dull any unpleasant thoughts that arise, and happily working in the jobs they were conditioned to want....   [tags: Literature]
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The Great Commission to All Humanity - As Christians, we should be adherents of Christ, our Lord and Savior. Moreover, we are to carry out and preach The Great Commission to all humanity, whereby we are governed. Likewise, as verbalized in I Peter 2:9, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;” (King James Version), we should live a conscientious life that is pleasing to God. Nevertheless, in order to have Holiness, we must be compliant to God’s commandments and attend to our conscience....   [tags: christianity, bible, christ]
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Artificial Intelligence is Dangerous to Humanity - Artificial intelligence has become a big controversy between scientists within the past few years. Will artificial intelligence improve our communities in ways we humans can’t, or will they just cause danger to us. I believe that artificial intelligence will only bring harm to our communities. There are multiple reasons why artificial intelligence will bring danger to humanity, some of them being: you can’t trust them, they will lead to more unemployment, and they will cause more obesity. Artificial intelligence is the development of a computer system that is able to perform tasks of human intelligence like visual perception, speech recognition, and decision-making....   [tags: human intelligence, computer, scientists]
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Evolution: The Destruction of Humanity? - Throughout human history mankind has seen itself as the most important creation in the universe. The only thing seen as greater than humanity was the gods. This is a common theme that is found in the histories of civilizations, cultures, and religions around the world. Any idea that said humans were different than this or that went against this notion was not only going against these respected institutions it was going against humanity itself. The theory of Evolution was one of the most revolutionary ideas to come forward....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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The Revolution Knows No Humanity - The French Revolution was a grim and primitive period in history lasting from 1789 to 1799 when the commoners attacked aristocrats because of their selfish and inhumane treatment of the lower class. In Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities the storm of the French Revolution is brewing and plots to overthrow the cruel aristocracy are underway. The aristocracy is hated by the commoners of France because of their harsh and abusive behavior towards the poor and their excessive lifestyle that leaves them subject to Hunger and Want....   [tags: french revolution, inhumane treatment]
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Books Are Humanity in Print - British Lit Final Exam May 26, 2010 Books Are Humanity in Print, The human race is known for change; it has evolved from prehistoric ‘cavemen’, ancient empires, and Vikings to aristocratic monarchies, democracies, and dictatorships. With each passing year, there are technological advancements, changing political platforms, and a progressively mobile worldwide population. Each literary era reflects the human feats, lifestyles, and changing times: Anglo-Saxon epics consist of glory battle scenes, bloodied warriors, and feuding countries; Middle English works consist of glorified knights, the chivalric code, and a greedy, materialistic court; and, modern literary classics depict worlds of whi...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Evolution, Immortality, and Humanity - Our ancient ancestors in the Neolithic Era only lived for an average of 20 years, an age now considered to be only the beginning of adulthood. As human technology becomes more sophisticated and knowledge of the ourselves and of nature expands, humans develop longer lifespans and the general quality of life improves. In fact, we have more than tripled the lifespan of our ancestors while retaining much of the same biological fitness. Humans have withdrawn from natural selection because technologies (not the evolution of the body) allow humans to adapt to the ever-changing natural world....   [tags: Genomics, Genome]
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HUmanity's Pursuit of Meaning - Working Thesis: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is a poignant example of the consequences of signification and humanity’s pursuit of meaning, which in this story lead to devastating results. Signification is what offsets the balance of life and we can’t always know the degree of the consequences will be. Essay: As seen in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Victorian society sought to do something impossible, insisting that people can only be defined in terms of one, conscious or unconscious....   [tags: Jerkyll, Hyde] 1140 words
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Does Humanity Need Religion? - In it's infancy, humanity relied on religion and it played a crucial role in the shaping of society. The organizing of people in front of one leader helped guide the unruly masses to collaborate and coexist. However, humanity no longer needs its hand held to get through the dark times. At some point we must take responsibility for our actions, both at a personal level and as a society. Religion has become the justification for countless murders, decades of war, and a plethora of other despicable deeds....   [tags: sun, death, divine creator] 1032 words
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Habitat for Humanity International - Acting in Kindness Together A random act of kindness by definition is understood to be unsystematically acting in goodwill without any expectation of return or benefit to oneself. According to the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAKF), there is a “kindness movement” in progress. The main goal of this movement is to help create a better world by increasing awareness and spreading acts of kindness. (Random) Scott Adams, creator of the comic strip Dilbert, proclaims not to believe that an act of kindness could ever be too small....   [tags: kindness, affordable housing]
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Humanity as a Bridge - People of the world are very different in many ways, and yet similarities exist. Many languages are spoken, many religions are practiced, but we have one 1 thing in common, humanity. By definition, humanity is what makes us part of the human race. Humanity is like a universal bridge, connecting groups of people to each other. Without humanity, you have many groups stranded like islands. We have to celebrate this bridge, and allow others to cross it, to experience our different cultures. We can use this knowledge of our various cultures to improve ourselves as human beings....   [tags: essays research papers] 440 words
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The Essence of Humanity - The Essence of Humanity What makes us human. What underlying characteristic differentiates humans from animals or Gods. Where does the essence of humanity lie. Initially the answer may seem simple. One might say when comparing animals to humans that they are cruder than humans; they live their life by instinct, they don't love, they don't strive to educate themselves and each other - their overriding goal is to survive and make it through the day. Yet, human history and the scientific evidence tracing our human linage back to some ape-like predecessor proves that humans (well, their ancestors) most likely lived that same existence - scavenging for food and looking for a safe and warm...   [tags: Papers] 507 words
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Linked Humanity - Somehow, someway, could humanity unfeignedly be linked through interpersonal communication. Some say one thing always leads to another. Hence the fact people always communicate through one another. We can apprehend interpersonal communication leads a connection between individuals. For instance, the film Crash is an intense viewing of interpersonal communication in our modern society. It is utilized as a method of experiential learning (a method of acquiring knowledge whereby the person learns through lived experiences, experimentation, simulations, role plays, or viewing videos and film) in classrooms that focus on communication (Fritz)....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Humanity: Earth’s Infection - While Rachel Carson’s “The Obligation to Endure”, Christopher Kemp’s "Medieval Planet", and Jared Diamond’s “The Ends of the World as We Know Them” all cover subjects relating to environmental issues, each author goes about purveying his or her message in a different manner. Kemp’s New Scientist article explains humanity’s environmental effects by imagining a world in which we never existed and hypothesizing how it would look and function with our absence. Carson’s essay depicts a frightening reality about the current state of humanity and the environment....   [tags: Medieval Planet, Obligation to Endure]
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Humanity's Digital Evolution - Humanity's Digital Evolution Over the past ten to fifteen years, mankind and technology have been heading into the future. Our society as a whole has become almost codependent on technology. As I walked into Temple College for my first semester it was as if nobody was there, yet the halls were full of people. The walls where lined with people on their cell phones, tables, and laptops. As I stood there hardly anybody glanced at each other. As I stood by the door I asked a person right next to me if this was the English class....   [tags: Technology, Mobile Devices]
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Freedom of Humanity Depends on the Connection with Nature - “The Bear” is a book written in 1942 by William Faulkner that deals with the life of an ancient bear named Old Ben. Old Ben affects the lives of most hunters that know him, and most importantly it he has a great influence on Ike and the wilderness. “The Bear” is not only about the life of Old Ben, but it is also about the wilderness, racism, possession of land, and the meaning of humanity. The interpretation of wilderness Faulkner present in his book is that the forest represents an essential connection among liberty and humanity (Radloff)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Reconstruction of Agency and Humanity in Female Protagonists - Lutchmee and Dilloo: A Story of West Indian Life by Edward Jenkins was the first attempt to influence public opinion against the indenture servitude system by making the victims into characters that the reader could empathize with. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys explores the one-dimensional character, Bertha Mason of Bronte’s Jane Eyre. In her version Rhys attempts to develop Antoinette into an individual and portray her not as the Madwoman from the attic, but as a victim of the external forces of a patriarchal society....   [tags: Literature]
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Rebirth in The War: A Journey Back to Humanity - It has not only been a trend, but almost a necessity, for novelists who depict wars to depict humanity. Wars are largely, if not totally, alienating; it alienates humans from who they are—or at least whom they think they are—to fighting machines programmed exclusively for mass destruction and ruthless killing. Romantic love and strong sentiment seem to be incompatible with the nature of wars and are rarely found in wars as well. However, in Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier shows us the reshaping of humanity and personality of the male protagonist Inman during the war; he conveys an idea of rebirth in the war—a process of gradually discovering and finally adopting a new, more introspective self...   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Frantz Fanon and Friedrich Nietzsche on Humanity - Having witnessed the racism and assimilation in the colonial Antilles, Frantz Fanon devotes himself to the battle for a human world--that is, a world of mutual recognition--where all races are equal. Applying the idea mutual recognition from Hegel to his situation, Fanon believes that mutual recognition is achieved when the White and the Black approve each other’s human reality, which is the capacity to have dreams and to turn them into reality. On the contrary, Friedrich Nietzsche believes the hope for humanity lies in the endless self-transcendence of becoming the overman, ignoring whether one receives acknowledgement from others or not....   [tags: Mutual Recognition, Overman] 1431 words
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Killing the Rainforests of Madagascar is Killing Humanity - Deforestation is a major problem for many different places around the world and the island of Madagascar is no exception. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and lies in the Indian Ocean, as a part of Southern Africa, just east of Mozambique (CIA). It is one of the poorest countries in the world and its landmass is only about 224,533 square miles; which is just a little less than twice the size of the state of Arizona (Wild). Poaching of trees, plants, and wildlife have always been a concern on the island but I want to discuss how and why they have recently begun to increase drastically and how Native American beliefs would and could, possibly, help the situation, so that th...   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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The Children's Crusade: Innocence, Masculinity, and Humanity -   Are wars still being fought by children. One could argue “no”, but others will say “yes”. Men go into war everyday, but many are not even fully grown. In Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, he uses some of his own personal experiences to show the realities of war by examples of innocence, masculinity, and humanity through his main character Billy Pilgrim. Billy can supposedly time travel after being kidnapped by aliens from Tralfamadore and uses it to travel to his time in WWII were he experienced the bombing of Dresden and also travels to his past and future where he can visit other moments in his life....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-five, war]
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Exploring the Self-Destructive Potential of Humanity - Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Herman Melville's Moby Dick, two separate and radically different compositions that both explore the self-destructive potential of humanity. Moby Dick, set in the New England region of North America during the mid to late 1800s, tells the story of Captain Ahab's quest on the whaling ship, The Pequod, to slay the white whale that crippled him on his last voyage. Throughout their trek the crew are faced with many warnings to turn back, ultimately Ahab must make the decision between saving multiple lives, and exacting his revenge....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1334 words
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American Contributions to Humanity’s Progression - As we know, all views are relative; however, the belief that human progress was enhanced with the discovery of America is an objective statement that, from any view, is next to impossible to attest. Defined in many ways, progression is best distinguished as a steady growth or forward movement, advancement towards a better way of living, or the development of civilizations and societies. Upon the discovery of America, significant events distinguished a definite progression for humanity, seen with the religious tolerations in Rhode Island, the institution of the House of Burgesses, an importation/exportation of goods and crops and, also, the victor in attaining New York....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Sin and Humanity - Sin and Humanity In most novels, old and new, a few general themes can be interpreted. The Scarlet Letter is a novel filled with many contrasting themes. The most prominent theme in the book is that of the many sides of sin. Through the book it is shown that sin is inescapable, un-confessed sin destroys souls, and that there can be different types of sin. Although there are many more themes in The Scarlet Letter, these are most prominent. When stripped to basics there are only two reasons for sin....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter Novels Essays] 646 words
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The Battle between Humanity and Nature - In William Wordsworth's poem, "The World is Too Much with Us," he is making a declaration about the struggle between nature and humanity. Wordsworth is well known for his description and love for nature and in, "The World is Too Much With Us," he entails us with his powerful feelings, obsession and longing for a much simpler time were humanity was not able to meddle so harshly with nature. I believe that humanity and nature can and should live in harmony. In the poem Wordsworth states, "Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers," describes mankind destroying nature for progress unaware of their effect on the environment....   [tags: Poetry] 420 words
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The Legacy of Nelson Mandela - “To deny people their right to human rights is to challenge their very humanity. To impose on them a wretched life of hunger and deprivation is to dehumanize them. But such has been the terrible fate of all black persons in our country under the system of apartheid (“In Nelson Mandela’s own words”). Nelson Mandela was a moral compass symbolizing the struggle against racial oppression. Nelson Mandela emerged from prison after twenty-seven years to lead his country to justice. For twenty-seven years he sat in a cell because he believed in a country without apartheid, a country with freedom and human rights....   [tags: humanity, activism]
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Nature and Humanity, a Comparison of Poems - When humans and nature come together, they either coexist harmoniously because nature's inhabitants and humans share a mutual respect and understanding for each other, or they clash because humans attempt to control and force their ways of life on nature. The poems, "The Bull Moose" by Alden Nowlan, "The Panther" by Rainer Maria Rilke, "Walking the Dog" by Howard Nemerov, and "The Fish" by Elizabeth Bishop, describe what happens when humans and nature come together. I believe that when humans and nature come together they either clash and conflict because individuals destroy and attempt to control nature, which is a reflection of their powerful need to control themselves, or humans live peac...   [tags: Poetry Nowlan Rilke Nemerov Bishop] 1540 words
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The Softhearted Humanity of Bartleby the Scrivener - The Softhearted Humanity of Bartleby the Scrivener What is to be said or done about the many "Bartlebys" of the world?  They come in many shapes and sizes, and are misunderstood and boggled about for different reasons, but they all trigger a sense of softhearted humanity in all they touch.  Herman Melville's Bartleby lets the reader make what they please concerning the baffling scrivener who, quite simply stated throughout the story, "would prefer not to" do just about anything.  Yet his employer just can not seem to get angry, for Bartleby does not refuse to work, he simply, and seemingly sadly, states that he would rather not perform his instructed duties.  He does not say...   [tags: Bartleby Scrivener Essays] 925 words
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Attributes of Humanity in the Bible - Attributes of Humanity in the Bible One attribute of Humanity that I saw in Genesis through Dueteronomy was the fearing of God. The fear of the Lord, according to the Bible, is a heartfelt reverence for the majesty of God and a loving awe of the grace of God. One who fears God has great thoughts about Him and knows Him and puts his trust in Him. One who fears God, first of all, knows God in all of the infinite splendor of God's being and the God who says, "I AM THAT I AM." Throughout the Scriptures, whenever we see a human encountering God, we see that this encounter always contains an element of fear....   [tags: Papers] 443 words
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The Theme of Humanity in the Time Machine - The Theme of Humanity in the Time Machine H.G Wells was born in Bromley Kent on the 21st September 1866. He had attended school called Midhurst Grammar in 1883, soon after he had gone to the normal school of science in London. There he had learned biology, which could lead to why he had written science fiction novels. He had left the school without the qualifications to become a writer. He began his career as a writer in 1893 and then continued to create stories, such as the Time Machine. H.G Wells had studied the fourth dimension as he felt very strongly about this issue....   [tags: H.G. Wells Time Machine Literature Essays] 1922 words
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NAFTA - A Crime Against Humanity - NAFTA - A Crime Against Humanity      Generally, when most think of a crime against humanity, the most common synonym is genocide. Kosovo, Cambodia, Sudan, and Poland are all instances when genocide occurred and the public rightly labeled these instances as crimes against humanity. Within our modern world there are means other than the preconceived notion of genocide to systematically remove a specific group from their rights as humans. Using the relations between Mexico and the United States as an example, the need for a broadened interpretation of human rights violations will be established....   [tags: Globalization Free Trade]
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Human Cloning: A Benefit to Humanity - What would you think if you were to able to talk to an exact clone of yourself. Most people think that cloning is part of science fiction but can be done and in June of 1997, scientists in Scotland were successfully able to clone a sheep. This major step in cloning raised question in the scientific world. Many people ask is cloning ethical to humanity. To some people, being able to clone is like “playing God”. To me, is beneficiary to humanity if used in a manner to help, not harm. Statistics from the National Funeral Directors Association show that 8.8 people die in death per every on one thousand in the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 592 words
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William Golding's View of Humanity - William Golding's View of Humanity Taking a post at the Maidstone Grammar School for boys and joining the Royal Navy, gave Golding his understanding of boys and cynical view of the war. William Golding says, "the theme (of the book) is an attempt to trace back the defects of society to the defects of human nature..." Golding's view of humanity is clearly displayed throughout Lord of the Flies. Through the constant symbolism we are made aware of Golding's pessimism towards society....   [tags: Papers] 1394 words
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Humanity and Reason in Othello - Humanity and Reason in Othello      In Othello Shakespeare probes deeply into the human condition by creating characters, who, by their inability to think rationally, surrender what sets them above animals. Before he succumbs to Iago's poisonous innuendoes, Othello himself expresses his clear understanding of this role of the human intellect. He initially refuses to listen to Iago's suggestions that Desdemona cannot be trusted, "Exchange me for a goat/When I shall turn the business of my soul/To such exsufflicate and blown surmises" (3.3.194-96)....   [tags: Othello essays]
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Humanity's Struggle With Violence Illustrated in Steinbeck's The Pearl - The Pearl written by John Steinbeck is a parable, a story that teaches a moral lesson. This novel is centered on a poor Indian family, who live in a brush hut along the Gulf of Mexico and by the village of La Paz. The family consists of: Kino, a fisherman and pearl diver, his wife Juana, and their infant son Coyotito. One day while diving, Kino discovers a great pearl that he calls, “the pearl of the world” (22). The theme of a literary work is defined as the central idea, concern or purpose about life that a writer wishes to convey....   [tags: The Pearl] 691 words
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Material and Ideational Relations Between Humanity and Its Environment - The concept of a continuum of material and ideational relations between humanity and its environment requires a nuanced approach which avoids generalizations. I theorize that one cannot argue the greater importance of either the material of ideational aspect without making dangerous assumptions. While some scholars may theorize that it is mankind's religious and ethical worldviews which shape the environment, there is also strong evidence supporting the idea of humanity's technologies and surroundings affecting religious and ethical systems....   [tags: Environment] 1327 words
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The Tragic Heroes and their Effect on Humanity in Homer's "the Iliad" and "the Aeneid" - During their reading of the Iliad and the Aeneid, scores of readers only see the two great poets commenting on the nature of war and destruction. What countless do not see, however, are there passionate outcries on behalf of the tragic heroes and humanity itself. The author of the Iliad, Homer, has been theorized by some to be a collection of writers working in collaboration. Nevertheless, this author had an immeasurable effect on ancient Greek culture. The Aeneid was written by Virgil, who was born in 70 BCE and had two other works in addition to his epic masterpiece....   [tags: Iliad, Aeneid, ]
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Humanity's Fate in King Lear - Humanity's Fate in King Lear Many tragedies have been written throughout history. The purpose of these tragedies were to illustrate some type of moral lesson. The tragic situation involves man's miscalculation of reality and the fatal results of those miscalculations. Our tragic hero must endure a great deal of suffering. It ends in his ruin or destruction. We must also understand that tragedy not only destroys the guilty, but also the innocent. The tragic hero represents what could happen to humankind....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 1824 words
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The Integrity of Humanity Explored in The Tragedy of King Lear - In our world, there are people like the woman who yells at her children and disciplines them with physical punishment, but also the boy who talks to the student that always sits alone at the lunch table and is socially different than others. Some people may lead a life based upon universally established morals, while others tend to let out a side of their being that is more beastly than human. Humans have the ability to make choices based on reason, while the animals of the earth have only the capacity to choose the best option for their own survival....   [tags: The Tragedy of King Lear]
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Humanity's Struggle with Greed Depicted in John Steinbeck's The Pearl - The Pearl is a parable, a story that has a moral, written by John Steinbeck. The novel is based on a poor Indian family who live in a small village outside of La Paz, Mexico along the Gulf of Mexico. The family consists of: Kino, a fisherman and pearl diver; Juana and their infant son Coyotito. Kino’s people live a life of poverty so when Kino finds “The Pearl of The World” the villagers and town’s people all want to get their hands on the pearl for themselves; Lap Paz became filled with greed....   [tags: the pearl] 887 words
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Cormac McCarthy: Explorer of Humanity’s Core - Literature has always attempted to explore the human psyche. Romantic works examine the emotion behind attraction and betrayal, love and desire. Fantasy novels take the reader to an imaginary world, filled with wonders. Gothic literature intertwines romance and horror, and often features the supernatural. Southern Gothic writing explores the gothic within the more realistic bounds of southern culture while revealing the grotesque––the base and broken nature of the human soul and how society is easily susceptible to ruin, both spiritually and physically....   [tags: literature, southern gothic, Child of God]
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