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The Value of Humanity - When hearing about atrocities such as genocides and other crimes against humanity, one tends to question what humanity is worth. Does humanity really have a “value”. Maintaining humanity is important because it gives people hope and faith. Religion is based largely upon kindness and humanity, and many people are faithful to a religion as a source of hope. Humanity is threatened when atrocities, such as genocide, happen. Millions are killed, and this is a horrible crime that often happens as a result of war....   [tags: Crimes Against Humanity, Genocides, People]
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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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Avian Influenza Virus: Threat to Humanity - Unbeknownst to us, there is a residing disparity that threatens the very existence of humanity. Something that does not quite yet exist poses a threat to the continuation of human existence as we know it. An unpredictable occurrence of avian influenza (bird flu) strain is the primary concern of public health professionals and health care administrators. The peril of a potential humanized strain of avian influenza outbreak is completely uncertain partly because of the impact which the ecosystem plays in the variance of viruses and the evolutionary structure of bacteria....   [tags: diseases, outbreak, existence of humanity]
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Humanity: A Moral History of the 20th Century by Jonathan Glover - ... They stabbed some women in the vagina and disemboweled others… Pregnant women had their stomachs slashed open and were left to die” (Glover 58). Although for some, the My Lai Massacre may seem less important than the Holocaust, for example, because of the smaller number of deaths, Glover does not see it that way. In his eyes, it does not matter how many deaths there were; just the mere fact that humans have let themselves do such obscene acts to other human beings is what matters. But what is even more important than those past events is how humanity, as a whole, can stop events such as the My Lai Massacre from ever happening again....   [tags: genocide, humanity, war] 1323 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 Placement of Humanity - ... Aristotle then suggests that actions must have ends and because there are many actions, there must many ends. Aristotle agrees that what is good for man is happiness, living well and living happy in life, Aristotle then defines what happiness is and what good is in man. The elements of good and happiness can be attributed to subjectivity because it leads us to form an argument based on emotion. “To judge from the lives that men lead, most men, and the men of the most vulgar type, seem (not without some ground) to identify the good, or happiness, with pleasure; which is the reason why they love the life of enjoyment.” (309) Aristotle believes that the key to happiness is pleasure....   [tags: new frontiers of technology and mental wonders] 795 words
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The Fate of Humanity - ... Why, why do you hate us so much. Why do you bully us. Why do you punish the good ones and endow the evil and wicked. It was all too much for the fate of humanity to handle. "Why live in this bundle of thrash when it's unfair. Death is kind, so why not just die?" my father once told me. He suicided when all was gone, treachery falling upon me. He was a traitor, but why did I still love him. Why didn't I follow his footsteps and end my life life. Well, my name is Satomi Kabe, and this is how I survive Fate....   [tags: personal narrative] 1080 words
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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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Metamorphosis into Humanity - ... He had finally realized that he had been a bug for a good bit of time. Gregor’s life was similar to a bug’s life in several ways. Gregor was the worker of the family. He was the only source of income. Many bugs, such as bees, have workers that deliver for the group. Gregor was providing and delivering for everyone in his family in the same way that a bee would provide for its hive. Gregor gave up all the exciting parts of life and solely desired to work. Just like a queen termite or bee relies on their workers, Gregor’s income progressed into an expectation from his family....   [tags: Franz Kafka novel analysis] 711 words
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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 Absence of Humanity In the Modern World - ... This showed what humanity was in the past. People worked together to survive; everything relied on teamwork and primal skills. To the filmmakers, this is what the ideal society would look like. Next, it displayed beautiful landscapes with rolling clouds, valleys, and waves of the ocean. The clouds enveloped mountains similarly to ocean waves, depicting the balance, unity, and harmony of Earth. This is later compared with 'waves' of people walking and driving to and fro, which is more rushed and mechanical....   [tags: film analysis, koyaanisqati, technology] 574 words
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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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Defense of the Humanity of Jesus Christ - Defense of the Humanity of Christ. Jesus Christ was without a doubt a real, living, breathing human being. His human nature is separate and distinct from His divine nature, yet unified in the person that He is. He was not God merely making himself appear as a person: He was truly human. Jesus's humanity is very clear from the testimony of scripture and records of his life. Jesus's humanity is attested to by scripture through the accounts of people who view Him as an ordinary person. He was born of a human mother, experiencing the natural process of gestation and birth (though miraculously conceived) just like every other person on this planet (Luke 2:7)....   [tags: Human Nature, Divine Nature, Religion, God]
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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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Interview with the Director of Habitat for Humanity - ... Response: The process consists of screening and interviewing potential candidates through online posting boards and third party listing sites. Once a candidate pool is acquired the top qualified individuals are passed onto the Directors of the respected department. Once the candidates resumes are reviewed they are called in for a first round interview. Members present at the interview at the department heads and the CEO/Executive Director of the organization. A second and third round interview is conducted to narrow down the candidates based on strategic questions....   [tags: housing, ceo, employees] 633 words
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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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The Middle Ages: Not a Detriment to Humanity - While some might view the Middle Ages as a period of intellectual stillness, there was in fact an abundance of progress throughout the latter portion of this era; however, the focus was simply in an region other than intellectualism, humanity. Using primary sources like Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” and other primary sources,, it becomes clear that 14th century Europe redefined itself in political, economic, and cultural areas due to the zeitgeist of the time, rise of the individual. During this time, the outlooks in each of these respective areas changed dramatically.Politics assumed a focus of papal power, economics experienced the rise of capitalism, and lastly, cultural areas underw...   [tags: religion, cultural, political, economic] 945 words
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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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Is Utilitarianism Too High for Humanity - ... In our lives, people have made many choices with ulterior motives. For example most people who have a part-time job does not necessarily like the job itself but rather they want money and to obtain that money they will do their jobs. One of the objections to utilitarianism says that it is too high for humanity saying that as humans we cannot always do what's right considering that we have our own interests still, such as the example above, Mill's reply to this says that Utilitarianism does not care about the motive about the person, but rather the consequences of it....   [tags: choices, happiness, motives] 578 words
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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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The Fate of Humanity by Technology - ... The most rapidly progressing damage humans are causing to the environment is the issue of global warming. According to an article by edf.org, “[humans] extract and burn fossil fuels… [causing] the release of carbon dioxide and other heat trapping ‘greenhouse gases’… Though natural amounts of CO2 have varied from 180 to 300 parts per million (ppm), today’s CO2 levels are around 400 ppm. That’s 40% more than the highest natural levels over the past 800,000 years” (Why Are Humans Responsible). The massive amounts of greenhouse gas production along with the rapid deforestation of the earth is changing earth’s atmosphere into a natural oven that will soon set the world “on fire.” The climate...   [tags: afterlife, destruction, catastrophic] 1520 words
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The Benefits of Technolgy for Humanity - ... One more benefit of technology is that it helps us with everyday tasks such as homework, learning new recipes and also learning to do something new. We get to use technology with homework to help us with questions we don’t understand or just check our answer. Recipes are easy to find and learn by going to online cooking websites. If you see the food network and want to try a recipe you saw all you have to do is go online and find it. You are also able to share recipes with the world and spread food culture all over the world....   [tags: news, tasks, plagiarism] 1088 words
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Creative Writing: The End of Humanity - Sunday, December 8th, was the day it all started. Some might call it a catastrophe, some call it The End of Humanity, but I, Eli, call it an experience; even if it is evidently more extreme. Caused by a scientist’s mistake, humankind was at serious risk of extinction. What is this life-changing event. It is something so hysterically implausible that I thought I was merely living in a dream. It is the Zombie Apocalypse of 2014, and here is my story: Today was the third day the zombies have been here, yet I still cannot acknowledge their existence, it seems so unreal....   [tags: zombies, Eli] 1118 words
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Habitat for Humanity International Inc. - 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 whom 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 build suitable housing....   [tags: Christian non profit organizations] 2670 words
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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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Keeping the Faith in Humanity - As German philosopher Georg Hegel believed, human history is characterized by the move towards greater freedom, rationality, and understanding. Faith in humanity is the idea that human beings have positive potential and can continue to improve and grow towards more enlightened, caring, peaceful, and educated societies. However, there has been a growing trend that has challenged this very idea and has been dominating social media as well as day-to-day-conversations. With all of the bad that has been going on around the world, and what seems to be the downfall of morality, people are beginning to lose faith in humanity....   [tags: ethical and phylosophical analysis]
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Biblical Basis for Jesus’ Humanity - The Biblical Basis for Jesus’ humanity can be seen in several places in Scripture. We see in John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” This verse stated that God came down in human form. It is also recorded that Jesus was weary, and had to sit down to drink from a well (John4: 6). This shows that Jesus was just like you and me and had human nature. We can also see the humanity of Jesus through his human birth, growing and death....   [tags: flesh, sins, god] 535 words
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Humanity and Our Clever Traits - Human beings are clever creatures. This is proven in everyday life, but they also have a horrible side. People aren’t necessarily evil by choice, but rather are, whether they want to be or not. Certain traits can cause this change in other people. Without these traits, humans wouldn’t be as bad as they are now, but because these traits do exist, humans behave without truly thinking of the long-term effects, or of the affect they have on other people’s lives. Tris’s mom couldn’t have said it better when she said, “Human beings as a whole cannot be good for long before the bad creeps back in and poisons us again.” This statement sums up how humans are perfectly....   [tags: effects, distrust, desperation, jealousy] 816 words
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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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The Last Day of Humanity - ... Amongst this fiasco, we find a character. Lost in the darkness, he wanders, searching for the brilliant light of purpose, a flicker of meaning. And to his great misfortune, our character has come to believe a chilling theory: that he is blind. The Last Day Today was his last day. His eyes opened slowly, as though his body was dreading rushing through its walk to death. The sun sparkled outside. Instantly, a childish anger coursed through his slumped figure; not even his judgment day would acquiesce to be fitting....   [tags: purpose, civiliation, fire, frontier, death] 780 words
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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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Do the Gods Love Humanity? - ... In Greek myth, Zeus states that he “will send a great rain… and the whole race of men shall perish. I am weary of their iniquity” (Mackenzie, 195). In Egyptian myth, the sun god Ra asks a council of other gods their opinion o, the destruction of humanity, and his father Nu “advised the wholesale destruction of mankind.” (Mackenzie, 197). It is important to note that while the gods did flood the world, and in some myths all life was destroyed, some also offered survival to certain humans usually in the form of a ship....   [tags: religious beliefs, The Flood]
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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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Humanity and Enironmental Hazards - Environmental hazards are an unavoidable aspect of contemporary life. Whether they peturb a region, nation or continent, their effects are nonetheless devastating to those involved. Environmental hazards lie at “the interface between the natural events system and the human use system.” (Burton et al, 1978:25), interacting with global change and sustainable development. Disrupting social, economic and political organisations, these hazards are phenomena that damage and strain human infrastructures....   [tags: contemporary life, natural events systems]
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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 and Social Forces - ... Not only does his status influence the people’s behavior around him, it also influences his own behavior as a result of how he is treated. However, while some social statuses are given, others you are born with. The term “ascribed status” is used to describe a status with which one is born, such as gender and race (Henslin). These two ascribed statuses also contribute to individual human behavior in very significant ways. Throughout history discrimination has always been a social force dictating how those who are deemed “different” live their lives....   [tags: Sociology, Individuality, Cycle] 774 words
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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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Habitat for Humanity: Everyone Living in Dignity - Every day in communities around the world, there are people in need. From those whose houses are destroyed in natural disasters, to those who have lost everything in the economic downturn, wherever you are there is no lack for those in need. Service learning is a form of learning that not only allows you to learn new helpful skills, but it also allows you to give back to your community and reach those that truly need a helping hand. Choosing the right organization to donate your time to can be a daunting task, after all there are several of them and each has their own unique way of contributing to the community....   [tags: learning, skills, helping, organzitions]
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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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Milner's Response to Too High for Humanity - ... In short aside from a lack of motive in sacrificing yourself, Utilitarianism’s view of right and wrong is far too demanding. Another issue this touches upon is that utilitarianism can contradict popular beliefs on moral issues. For example, in the hypothetical case of Pinky and his Grandmother (where Pinky poisons his sick grandmother but discovers a cure for his grandmother’s sickness instead), Utilitarianism deems that act of poisoning his grandmother right. This case is controversial because the motive was obviously immoral yet by utilitarianism standards the act was right....   [tags: moral, utilitarianism, NGO] 783 words
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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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Chimera: Rethinking Humanity - ... According to the article perviously mentioned an embryo can e.g. get injected or under go an aggregation. Though the embryonic cells have to come from different origins. If it should be compared to a hybrid the difference is not that big but still a crucial element to separate these to creatures. A hybrid is the result of cross breading to animals. The cross breading usually happen between different but closely related species. If a horse and donkey reproduce the outcome will be mule. The cells from the horse and donkey will have genetic blend....   [tags: organism, cells, breeding, animals] 797 words
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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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The Injustice of Forcing Humanity into a Totalitarian Society - ... At this point, humanity is now nothing more than a group of slaves because there is only one political leader of one political party and it has no way to speak out against them. Nothing can stop the next and possible the largest crime against humanity which happens afterward. The next injustice is the inevitable brainwashing of the population making loyalty to anyone but their supreme leader impossible. They transform humanity from slaves to sheep (“Political Purges” para.2). Of the all the people venerable to being brainwashed, children are the most susceptible and dictators know this....   [tags: government, dictators]
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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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The Prejudice of Humanity in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - ... At the time of his animation, the creature is also miserable because he experiences prejudice for the first time. When the creature is first brought to life, Victor Frankenstein runs from him. As the creature feels, “I was a poor, helpless, miserable wretch; I knew and could distinguish, nothing; but feeling pain invade me on all sides. I sat down and wept” (Shelley 100). The creature, as a child might, searches for his identity at the time of his animation. As written by Robert Kail, “That is, once children fully understand that they exist and that they have a unique mental life, they begin to wonder who they are....   [tags: story analysis]
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Preserving Humanity in Post Apocolyptic Novels - We live in a society obsessed with the future, consumed with the desires to achieve success or have great wealth. The harsh reality of the American dream is that the goals that we set so high for ourselves will really never prepare us for the trials of tomorrow. This idea was brought up time and time again in post-apocalyptic and dystopian works; they depict an image that only plagues the nightmares of the privileged people of today. Will an apocalypse turn these dreams into reality. What will come of society....   [tags: dystopia, society, knowledge]
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One Type of People and the Uniting of Humanity - Alan Ashley-Pitt, a fictitious character created by a Santa Barbara greeting card company once said, “The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has” (Ashley-Pitt). To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee in 1960 shares this lesson with Ashley-Pitt: muteness and cowardliness to stand up for one’s beliefs removes hope from someone’s ability to act; and optimism in pursuit of the betterment of society turns to cynicism in the lost dream of equality....   [tags: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird]
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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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Obesity: One of the Biggest Problems of Humanity - ... There is a great risk to develop an addiction to exercise or to the feeling called "runners high". When exercising by it's own, a person has a limited knowledge about health and mostly, exercise. The necessity and desire to loose weight takes one to take slow rest or big rest, and the chances of stroking increases. Exercising is dangerous when the blood level pressure decreases rapidly and has no medical intervention. Stopping suddenly is also dangerous, as the endorphins produced by exercise are not well managed....   [tags: unhealthy lifestyle]
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Prostitution: The Oldest Profession Known to Humanity - It was a calm evening, when Debbie received the life changing phone call from Bianca asking if she could come over to her house. She parked up outside Debbie’s house in a black Cadillac with two older men, Mark and Mathew, saying she could only stay a little while. Later in the evening, Debbie walked Bianca out, only to find herself tied up in the car seconds later. She was told that if she screamed or fidgeted she would be shot, so she sat still with her heart thumping in her chest. Hours later she was led to an apartment and opened her eyes to be greeted by her captors both pointing a gun at her....   [tags: sexual performance, sex workers] 539 words
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Hope in Humanity: Village Health Works - ... Even though she is Hutu, and a complete stranger, she risks her life to save Deo. Another benefactor in Africa was Jean, a friend of Deo’s who helped Deo with the last stretch of his escape. Jean and his family were flying to Paris, but because France was an ally of the Hutus, he knew France was out of the question for Deo. Instead, he planned for Deo to go to America and provided him with a visa, two hundred dollars, and a plane ticket to New York. The few people who helped Deo in Burundi had no obligations to aid Deo; amongst the chaos, they were already busy saving themselves....   [tags: the story of Deo, Rwandan & Burundi genocide] 975 words
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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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Animal Dreaming and Substantiation-A Connection to Humanity - Animal sleep is presented in various patterns like hibernation, nocturnal activity, and even napping. For example, penguins rarely sleep in case of abrupt attacks of predators. They sleep in standing positions for only a few minutes to provide security. In some occasions, penguins take naps in the ocean after a full meal. In contrast, brown bats spend generally nineteen hours just on sleeping hanging upside down. As these examples demonstrate, the state of sleeping in animals is confirmed based on scientific research....   [tags: hibernation, nocturnal activity, napping ] 1003 words
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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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