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Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest Webster’s dictionary defines earnest as “characterized by or proceeding from an intense and serious state of mind.” This definition is subject to total upheaval by Oscar Wilde in The Importance of Being Earnest. The title suggests a treatise on the value of solemnity in everyday life. However, Wilde presents us with an ironic play that leaves us with the opposite lesson. None of the characters benefit from propriety. The least serious characters, Algernon and Jack are rewarded in the end for their frivolous behavior throughout the play, implying that there is very little, if any, importance to being earnest, excepting that you give the appearan...   [tags: Oscar Wilde Importance Being Earnest Essays] 1368 words
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Timeless Message of Equality in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest - Timeless Message of Equality in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest   Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest satirizes Victorian society.  The witty epigrams of his characters provide light comedy masking the underlying theme of criticism of the Victorian way of life.  Wilde's effective use of humour diffuses the tense theme of his work.  In a Victorian society that emphasized progress, it was precarious for artists like Oscar Wilde to express an imperfect interpretation of life in nineteenth-century England.  Wilde's attack on the ethics of his era is an attempt to fulfill the author's prophecy that art has the power to dictate life, not merely imitate it (614-615).  At...   [tags: Importance Being Earnest Oscar Wilde Essays]
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Importance of Family - I believe that everything a person experiences should be used in future tasks to help make good decisions. Weather a person knows it or not, our minds often remember good, or especially bad, experiences and use them with regards to the rewards or consequences they produced. For example, a funeral is always a bad experience; however throughout the years we learn how to approach them. A recent death in my family, made me realize, that today family values are less important to some people, then they were when generations older then my own were growing up and what inside the household has changed as far as a traditional family is concerned....   [tags: Society Family Sociology] 1039 words
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The Importance of Family Tradition in the Film, William Faulkner: A Life on Paper - The Importance of Family Tradition in the Film, William Faulkner: A Life on Paper William Faulkner’s life was defined by his inability to conduct himself as a true Southern gentleman. He never achieved affluence, strength, chivalry or honor. Therefore, the myth of Southern masculinity eluded him. Faulkner shied away from violence, he never proved himself in battle. He was not a hard worker, nor was he an excellent family man. Seemingly worst of all, he did not follow in the footsteps of his father and the “Old Colonel.” The code of Southern gentility highly praises family tradition....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 512 words
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The Importance of Being Earnest - It has been said that ‘Comedy, beginning in turmoil but ending in harmony, celebrates life.’ and this is the general idea with ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ Wilde proves that this comedy of manners does conform to this model. As Lady Bracknell tries to prolong the resolution and tries to prevent the marriage between Jack and Gwendolyn, she can be seen as a ‘gorgon’ because she refuses to let Gwendolyn marry Jack. Despite this, She may be seen as a heroine because she is a strong, commanding woman who isn’t passive like traditional Victorian women as she makes decisions which indicates that she has power within the play....   [tags: oscar wilde, comedy, being ernest] 1239 words
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The Importance of Act 3 Scene 3 to William Shakespeare's Othello - The Importance of Act 3 Scene 3 to William Shakespeare's Othello In this essay I am going to investigate the importance and effectiveness of Act 3 scene 3 considering its significance in terms of plot, characters and theme and its dramatic power. Throughout this scene there are striking examples of the main themes of the play, one of these being appearance and reality. Iago fools everyone in the play into believing he's honest. No one even suspects him of treachery, until the final act when Roderigo realizes how badly he's been fooled....   [tags: Papers] 1473 words
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The Importance of Britain's Contribution to the Defeat of Germany in World War One - The Importance of Britain's Contribution to the Defeat of Germany in World War One Question 1: Describe the strengths and weaknesses of British tanks in World War On. The origin of tanks in world war one was when British, French and Russian engineers and military personnel experimenting with tanks from 1915. Germany was not interested in tanks in the First World War. Tanks also kept on being developed from 1915 onwards. The first tanks in action were in the Battle of the Somme (nov....   [tags: Papers] 808 words
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Nuremberg Trials - The Nuremberg trials were a series of military tribunals that took place from November 20, 1954 to October 1, 1946. They were most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany. Nazi Germany was responsible for the Holocaust, a program of genocide that consisted of “the deliberate annihilation of approximately 6 million European Jews before and during WWII” (Seltzer 512). As Telford Taylor, the Chief Counsel for War Crimes, wrote in 1949, “Nuremberg has been both hailed as a milestone in the evolution of international law and morality, and condemned as a wreaking of vengeance by the perversion of justice.” The legacy thes...   [tags: Nazi Germany, military, international law]
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The Importance of Drug Use During the Vietnam War - Throughout the Vietnam era drugs were popular among the hippie counter culture as well as young soldiers. Many veterans and hippies became addicted to the substances they were using, whether it be heroin, or methamphetamine. One can see that drugs had an impact on both social groups through the analysis of the hippie counter culture and the Vietnam soldiers. During the sixties thousands of people moved to the san Francisco bay area, settling in the north beach district, Berkeley, or the Haight-Ashbury....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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The Importance of African-American Studies - African-American Studies The aspect of African-American Studies is key to the lives of African-Americans and those involved with the welfare of the race. African-American Studies is the systematic and critical study of the multidimensional aspects of Black thought and practice in their current and historical unfolding (Karenga, 21). African-American Studies exposes students to the experiences of African-American people and others of African descent. It allows the promotion and sharing of the African-American culture....   [tags: Education, culture, race, black history] 1857 words
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Australian Poet Kenneth Slessor's Use of Imagery - Australian Poet Kenneth Slessor's Use of Imagery Slessor's complex poems use many types of imagery, his imagery is one of his artistic techniques which defines him from other poets in Australia. One could say that his powerful words paint a picture for the reader but as they say, seeing is believing. Slessor uses many types of imagery however death, time and water are the main ones. He uses these in his poems Night Ride, Out of Time, Five Bells and Beach Burial. Slessor in Night Ride talks about the journey of life, he talks of death as being slow, depressive and lonely....   [tags: Night Ride Out of Time Five Bells Beach Burial] 673 words
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Military Heritage “Taps” Essay - Military Heritage Essay A family cries as the bugle sounds taps, a solemn tune, played over a military funeral. How many of us have ever considered the history behind the sounding of taps. When we understand and honor our traditions, we achieve a sense of heritage and belonging. This essay, will discuss the history and importance for the playing of taps. History During the American Civil War, while recuperating after a hard battle, General Daniel Butterfield ordered the playing of a new melody in the place of lights out....   [tags: Military]
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The Navy's Poor Advancement Process - Selfishness, overblown sense of worth, and indecisiveness are certain traits that seem to appear more frequently in today’s leadership due to an ineffectual advancement process. The Navy’s advancement process consist of a standardized test, Navy wide rating quotas, and evaluations which may or may not accurately reflect the person’s being. Certain aspects of these rolls and processes need to be changed to more accurately reflect those qualities that are required to be an effective leader in today’s Navy....   [tags: leadership, Navy, military,] 1002 words
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Importance of Blitzkrieg in World War II - World War II spawned the creation of many new inventions, inventions that were greatly needed in order for whole countries to survive the war, and one such creation was introduced by the Germans, the Blitzkrieg. The word "Blitzkrieg" is German for "lightning war," and it describes the military tactic used by the Germans and was coined by Western newspapermen in 1939 to convey the immense speed and powerful destruction caused by the three week German campaign against Poland. The term Blitzkrieg is mainly used to describe German tactics, however the general tactic itself was not entirely unique to only the Germans....   [tags: essays research papers] 1095 words
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Women in the Military - Women have fought alongside men in the United States Military in every major battle since the American Revolution. The roles of women in the military have evolved over time to allow the incorporation of women in expanding military career fields. Women have proven themselves to be an asset to the military despite some of society believing women would weaken America’s military effectiveness. Today more than 200,000 women are active-duty military, this is about 14.5% of all military. Currently, women are involved in all branches of the Armed Forces; there are around 74,000 women in the Army, 62,000 in the Air Force, 53,000 in the Navy, and 14,000 in the Marine Corps (By the numbers: Women in...   [tags: Women in Military Essays]
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Women in the Military - Gender integration in the military has always faced the question of social acceptance, whether society can accept how women will be treated and respected in the military. Throughout the history of the military, our leadership has always sought ways in how to integrate without upsetting the general public if our females were captured as prisoners of war, raped, discriminated or even blown up in combat. My paper will discuss three situations pertaining to the first female submariner, fighter pilot and infantry graduate....   [tags: Women in Military Essays]
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Fathers of the Military - ... Next in order is the hardest of them all, the time to say goodbye. The saying, this isn’t goodbye, I’ll see you later isn’t necessarily also true for military personnel and their families. When saying goodbye to children some service members often avoid it all together and leave while the child is asleep or at school. This however could lead to issues of abandonment because the child or children will still fret that their father is going to disappear while their away, even if it’s not being deployed....   [tags: deployed, military, loved, separated]
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The Double Life in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde - The Double Life in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest appears to be a conventional 19th century farce. False identities, prohibited engagements, domineering mothers, lost children are typical of almost every farce. However, this is only on the surface in Wilde's play. His parody works at two levels- on the one hand he ridicules the manners of the high society and on the other he satirises the human condition in general. The characters in The Importance of Being Earnest assume false identities in order to achieve their goals but do not interfere with the others' lives....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Being Earnest Essays]
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Military Technology's Impact on the Environment - The evolution of military technology through the more efficient and innovative utilization of natural resources has helped shape the environment in a wide range of areas. Homo sapiens lacking strong jaws, sharp teeth, and cutting claws have employed tools to better conquer the natural environment and vie with each other for scarce resources. These scarce resources such as wood and a myriad of metals have been harnessed to advance military technology. In doing so, military technology’s impact on the environment has steadily increased through time....   [tags: Military Technology] 1420 words
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Lady Augusta Bracknell In The Importance Of Being Ernest - Lady Augusta Bracknell In The Importance of Being Ernest The most memorable character and one who has a tremendous impact on the audience is Lady Augusta Bracknell. Wilde’s audience would have identified most with her titled position and bearing. Wilde humorously makes her the tool of the conflict, and much of the satire. She serves well the plot and the theme of the play. She is the strong hand who forces the whole play to move forward with a happy ending. . Generally, Lady Bracknell is first and foremost a symbol of Victorian earnestness and the unhappiness it brings as a result....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Ipmortance of Being Ernest Character A] 1651 words
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The Importance of Being Oscar Wilde - In Dublin, Ireland in 1854 a future figure to in aesthetic writing was born to a famous surgeon Sir Robert Wills Wilde who earned his nonheritable title through his medical service. His mother, Jane Francesca Wilde supported Irish Nationalism. From a very young age, he excelled in his education, and was gifted in many languages. His early schooling took place in Enniskillen Portora Royal School, he attended Trinity College in 1873 as well as Magdalen College in Oxford, from 1874-1879. While he was in College he began his reputation as a poet, his early work did get him some success, he won the Newdigate prize for his poetry....   [tags: English literature, biography]
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The Importance of Not Being Subjective - Essay 1 In this essay you will be finding out the importance of not being subjective. Subjective means that you are ‘of, relating to, or emanating from a person's emotions, prejudices, etc.’ (Collins English Dictionary , 2011) This means you would be influenced by your own personal feelings and would be judging a child. This could be because of how the child has behaved before. By doing this, you would be recording the behaviour that you expect the child to be doing rather than what the child is actually doing....   [tags: objectivity, judging a child] 1234 words
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The Importance of Being Earnest - AThe Importance of Being Earnest a play written by Oscar Wilde is set in England in the late Victorian era. Wilde uses obvious situational and dramatic irony within the play to satirize his time period. According to Roger Sale in Being Ernest the title has a double meaning to it and is certainly another example of satire used by Wilde. With a comedic approach, Wilde ridicules the absurdities of the character’s courtship rituals, their false faces, and their secrets. (Sale, 478) In the Victorian era, courtship rituals were slightly different from modern time courtships....   [tags: Plays]
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The Importance of Being Earnest - Archer once said, “What can a poor critic do with a play which raises no principle, whether of art or morals, creates its own canons and conventions, and is nothing but an absolutely willful expression of an irrepressibly witty personality?” These words by archer help to reveal what Wilde intended to show in this play. Wilde in response to his play said, "we should treat all the trivial things of life seriously, and all the serious and studied things of life with sincere and studied triviality (2).” Despite the depiction of humor, the play is one of the best plays of the 19th century compared to other British plays....   [tags: Theatre]
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Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" In the closing lines of the first act of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," Algernon remarks, "I love scrapes. They are the only things that are never serious," to which Jack responds, "Oh, that's nonsense Algy. You never talk about anything but nonsense." Algernon caps off this exchange with a proclamation of the purpose of the whole work: "Nobody ever does" (1642). Wilde never allows anything in the work to conclude on a serious note....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Importance Earnest Essays] 3835 words
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Rape and Sexual Assault in the Military - The purpose of this essay is to discuss the issue of rape and sexual assault in the military. The number of attacks for rape and sexual assault in the military are at an all-time high. Women have recently been allowed to fight on the front line. While this may be a huge achievement for women-kind, for this woman, it is a very scary thought. I am a junior at Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences; a school geared towards students wishing to enter the medical field. I may be forced to join the military one day if a war breaks out and women are needed to protect the country....   [tags: Military Sexual Assaults]
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The Effects of Deployment in the Modern Military - War has been part of life, probably since civilization has been on Earth. The first war in recorded history took place in Mesopotamia in 2700 BCE (http://www.ancient.eu.com/war/), and war still continues to this day. One major difference between the wars being fought today and in the past is the survival rate of wounded soldiers. Technology plays a major role in the survivals we have today. After World War I ended in 1918, there were approximately 320,710 American casualties, and 53,513 of these deaths happened on the battlefield (http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/resources/casdeath_pop.html)....   [tags: military personnel abroad]
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The Importance of Scientific Education - The Importance of Scientific Education In the 21st century, many people believe science to be one of the most important subjects that students must be taught. Scientific education is important to this world due to the effects of it. Science teaches people important factors of certain subjects, and those can be further developed and expanded into new ideas. Science itself is many different regions of study compiled and meshed together. Among the numerous lot of study, health is considered to be one of the most important topics in the scientific world....   [tags: The Importance of Education]
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History and Future of Military Drones - What is the future of the military. Many people would argue that drones are the future. Drones have a long history of development tracing back to the America’s Civil War. A large issue that drones had during this time was that they were highly ineffective, this continued until the war in Afghanistan ware started. During the Afghanistan war, the production of the Predator Drone was commissioned. This has been the military’s most successful military asset because of its many different application that the Predator drone has....   [tags: Military, War, History]
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Military Draft No longer Necessary - Military Draft No Longer Necessary Over forty years has passed since the United States inducted the last draftee through the Selective Service System. The Selective Service System is an independent agency of the United States, which gives the President the right or power to conscript men for military service. There have been different Acts passed by congress since 1917 that require men of various ages to register for service. Although, the name of each Act and the age requirements of the registries changed, the Acts were all similar in nature....   [tags: United States, Draft, Military]
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Sexual Assault in the Military - US Armed Forces is historically an organization lead by men, for men. It is comprised of about 14.5 % female and 85.5% male according to a 2011poll (CNN U.S, Jan 2014). In an organization with a rich history and legacy of obedience and restraint, it is hard to imagine the secret society of “The good ol boys”. It has been acceptable for men to “work hard, play hard”. We have all seen the movies where the men come back from overseas, invade the bars, have a good time, take a girl home, and it is acceptable behavior....   [tags: Military, ASVAB, USMJ]
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Women Changing the View of the Military - ... Men argued that women were not physically strong as men. In addition, women also affected the military globally. For example, in the Netherlands, women have a huge role in their Royal Armed Forces. Also, in Israel when women turn 18, they are able to join the military (Global Issues). In 2011, the Pentagon and the military recommendation to end combat expulsion for women going onto the front lines (New York Times). Secondly, women affect the military by having different types of job role, women have been trying to get a good position for many years from wanting to be tank operators to trying to get into combat....   [tags: world war II, military success]
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State Military Power - Over the years, there has been a huge controversy over the importance of military power for states. Military power can be defined as an aggregate of a state's entire material and intellectual resources and its ability to mobilize these resources to achieve military objectives or to fulfill other tasks. Generally, military power is materialized directly in the armed forces (Krillov, 2005). A strong military force is also a necessity for other states who want to pursue goals that require intervention of other state’s sovereignty....   [tags: Military Science]
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Military Aircraft and Wars - War, war never changes. Or does it. Throughout time, people have been searching for more and more to make their military prowess bigger and better. One of these emergences was the warplane. It came to battle just over 100 years ago, and has completely altered the scope of warfare. From its slow start to its permanent place that it holds now, the plane has become a legend of the battlefield, an either terrifying or comforting sight. The plane has foreseen a lot of change in itself throughout its time, and likely will in the future, but if there is one thing for sure, it is that the world has adapted to it....   [tags: U.S. military, helicopters]
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Military Draft No Longer Necessary - Military Draft No Longer Necessary Over forty years has passed since the United States inducted the last draftee through the Selective Service System. The Selective Service System is an independent agency of the United States, which gives the President the right or power to conscript men for military service. There have been different Acts passed by congress since 1917 that require men of various ages to register for service. Although, the name of each Act and the age requirements of the registries changed, the Acts were all similar in nature....   [tags: military service, selective service system] 1453 words
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Women in the Military: The Combat Exclusion Law - Should women serve in combat positions. The Combat Exclusion Law has dealt with this question since the 1940’s. As time continues, the question remains. The military has increased the percentage of females allowed to be enlisted and commissioned in the services as well as increasing the positions allotted to them (Matthews, Ender, Laurence, & Rohall, 2009). Keenan posits “women have served with distinction in … the Revolutionary War…as volunteer nurses and were only occasionally in the direct line of fire…four nurses evacuating 42 patients while the Germans bombed their field hospital…” (the DoD Combat Exclusion Policy) pg....   [tags: Women in Military Essays] 1366 words
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Military Careers - "A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living." When joining the military you must perform your best to protect our country. Tons of men and women around the world fight for the country and make a career out of it. There are three major branches and many different jobs to go with each one. Each have many specific tasks. (Robbie Hughes Interview) Military background and history has been in the world for a long time. It goes back as far as Assyrians, Spartans, Aztecs, Romans and Greek....   [tags: Military History]
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Military Drones Used for Terrorism Prevention - Throughout the world, every day, there are many terrorist activities occurring. Many of which occur in areas where there are communities of people living around there. Yet, how is the military supposed to stop these terrorists. Nowadays the military has begun using drones to stop these savages from causing any more damage. Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles which are used for both surveillance and targeting specified suspects. They can either be piloted by someone on the ground or they can be programmed to follow a certain flight track....   [tags: terrorists, terrorism, drones, military] 720 words
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The Importance of Effective Time Management - Introduction In this assignment I will look into the relationship between time management and stress within the workplace. I will be discussing the implications this can have at home and a work. In order to lead and manage others, we must first be capable of managing ourselves. Time management is a key factor. This report will demonstrate how good management can positively impact on performance and efficiency, not only on an individual level, but also on a team that is being led. I will also discuss how stress can affect working performance, along with the various ways that stress can be identified, and the support that is available....   [tags: planning, prioritizing] 1795 words
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The Importance of Being More Than Earnest - Every line, every character, and every stage direction in The Importance of Being Earnest is set on supporting Oscar Wilde’s want for social change. The Importance of Being Earnest was written during the late period of the Victorian era. During this period social classification was taken very seriously. It could affect working and living conditions, education, religion, and marriage. Wilde explores the issues of social class and turns it into a comedic play. He humorously criticizes Victorian manners and attacking the society of the luxurious life....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Voluntary Military Service - Military service should be voluntary because of the choices and sacrifices the military forces people to make. As a military child I understand what the military service can do to lifestyles, relationships and individuals. The time spent serving in the military can uproot or separate families, friends and destroy those relationships. The places you live and how you live will change. The training, expectations and things the military forces you to do will change people and not always for the best....   [tags: Voluntary Military Service, Military Service, war,] 1064 words
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The US Military's Sexual-Assault Problem - In the past, military news typically evolved tragic training incidents or deaths during overseas combat. However, over the last several years many incidents involving military personnel and sexual assault have made headlines across the United States. Military women and men have brought to light the lack of justice for victims of sexual assault, and the prevalence of such attacks. Questions arise as to why victims do not report incidents or seek assistance when they are physically or sexually assaulted....   [tags: Military Sexual Violence]
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The Importance of Being Earnest and The Rape of the Lock - What is the true role of women in life. Is it to surpass men and soon become equal to them. Or is it to remain in the domestic role which society has placed upon them. Whichever it may be one thing that is agreed is that, the “woman’s question” can be agreed upon in many ways by popular literary authors of the 17th and 18th century. The “woman question” is a phrase, which is used within the 17th through 18th century, which spoke about the ever-changing role of women during the time era. Though all women did not agree upon such phrase, it still defined the change which....   [tags: Alexander Pope, Oscar Wylde, ] 2180 words
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The Importance to Care Users of Being Heard - There is much importance placed on care givers being able to support people to “have a voice and be heard” Indeed as one of the five K101 principles of care practice, the relevance of care workers being able to achieve this is paramount to the wishes and feelings of the service users being upheld, to establish and ensure good care practice. In this assignment I aim to discuss how carers can assist service users in this way, focusing on several case studies identified in K101 and further discuss why it is important, how they can do this and what the consequences may be when this does not happen....   [tags: Social Work]
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Gender and Consistency in "The Importance of Being Earnest" - The Importance of Being Earnest is regarded as one of the most successful plays written by Oscar Wilde, a great 19th century playwright. Oscar Wilde deals with something unique about his contemporary age in this drama. It addresses Victorian social issues, French theatre, farce, social drama and melodrama. All these factors influenced the structure of the play in a large scale. This play is basically a Victorian satirical drama showcasing the social, political, economic and religious structural changes that affected 18th century England....   [tags: Literary Characters]
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Importance of Being Earnest: Dinner is Served - Food is the world’s safe house. Primarily, food is what keeps the body in working order. Behind the scenes, food creates an industry that is incomparable to any other. From diners to fishermen, and from bakeries to slaughterhouses, food is known by all. Oscar Wilde takes this universal knowledge of food to create the compelling social satire known as “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Wilde cleverly brings readers into a new world of secrecy, fantasy, and power through the need to eat. With the onset of the “New Woman” era, Oscar Wilde uses food to introduce his humourously repulsed opinion on the freedom of women, while alluding to the struggle of being accepted in this previously unheard...   [tags: Theatre]
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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde - The Importance Of Being Earnest. One of the Oscar Wilde’s most loved, well known and successful play ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’ was written during the summer of 1894 at Worthing, England. It was first performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James’s theatre, London. Jack Worthing, the play’s main character was found and adopted by a wealthy man, Thomas Cardew in a handbag at a railway line where he was accidentally abandoned as a baby. All the respect that has been given to him as acknowledged upper-class Victorian is only because of his adopted father’s wealth....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1979 words
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Unmanned Military Weapons Systems and the Future of Warfare - The art of war is simple...kill your enemy, destroy their resources, and eliminate their ability to wage war against you and your interests. How we accomplish those goals and objectives is more complex and difficult due to political, logistical, and moral complications. In today’s day and age, with the emergence of communications technology, the social stigmatism countries face when innocent non-combatants are killed or injured weighs negatively on the country’s ability to wage war in a very important area of successful warfare, the psychological aspect....   [tags: Military Technology ]
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Military Authority Reformation - Military Authority Reformation The U.S. Department of Defense has done well in taking care of its own legal matters by use of the congressionally assigned Judge Adjutant General Corp, better known as JAG. Although there is no definitive line in the decision of fairness and equality there is however an instrumental method of analyzing data and determining a verdict through legal methods. This appears professional from the lay outsider’s perception, but the truth is there is no guarantee of the complete removal of bias or favoritism....   [tags: military justice, disciplinary system]
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Use of Virtual Worlds For Military Training - "There will be new technologies and some of these are predicted. However, principles of learning and teaching at a distance are relatively stable; it is necessary to evaluate the value of each technology for how it contributes to improving the applications of these principles." (Moore & Kearsley, 2005, p. 305) What preeminent and accessible technologies most effectively and efficiently train our soldiers, regardless of schedules and global positions. Alan Davis a former Vice-President of Athabasca University wrote that there are two essentials on which all instructional systems should focus: “the needs of the intended students and the learning outcomes of the course or program”....   [tags: Military Simulation Using Virtual Worlds]
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Wilde's Importance of Being Earnest and Weschler's Boggs - Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest" and Weschler's "Boggs" At first glance, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Lawrence Weschler’s Boggs: A Comedy of Values treat the issue of art’s function in converse ways. Wilde, the quintessential Aesthete, asserts that art should exist for the sake of beauty alone. Boggs, on the other hand, contends that art should serve a practical function: it should wake individuals from their sleepwalking by highlighting essential, overlooked aspects of society....   [tags: Wilde Weschler Boggs Being Earnest Essays]
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Being Heroic in the Right Time - ... It helped Minerva gain respect that a hero needs. Even Trujillo noticed what Minerva had done. Trujillo admired her for that. "You shouldn't play like that," says Ramfis. "It was part of the play." I lied. I was still bound. Reclining on the floor." She didn't mean any harm." (Alveraz Pg.22). Minerva knew that what Sinita would of done was wrong. She couldn't risk Sinita getting killed or hurt like all the men in her family did. She stood up because she didn't want to conform like the whole crowd was....   [tags: corrupt, courage, disrespect] 818 words
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Women in the Military - Women in the Military When we think of combat in the Army today we think of the military man. If today's feminists have any thing to do with it that view will soon be changing. Female soldiers; however, are not so quick to jump on this latest bandwagon for equality. Many military women are puzzled when they see feminists in the media, who are pushing to open up combat roles to women, because they are unaware of any women who are interested in such roles. These feminist activists accept the policy for men as the standard and seek to apply that policy to women....   [tags: Women in Military Essays] 416 words
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Women in the Military - Should women be allowed in the military. My answer was at first a resounding “no.” However, once I started my research, my opinion changed. In 1948, Congress passed the combat exclusion law that prohibited women in the Air Force, Marines, and Navy to hold combat positions; however, the Army can assign these duties as they see fit (Schroeder). Some people assume that Americans are not ready to see a woman wounded or killed in war; however, there are female police officers that are wounded or killed daily (Schroeder)....   [tags: Women in Military Essays]
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Serving in the United States Military - Serving the United States Military comes with many responsibilities as well as pressure and accountability. However, the military isn’t for everyone, but it offers so much for those who serve. One thing that must be known and dealt with is that this career could be a life threatening one, and there are many obstacles one must go through beforehand. Joining the military isn’t all about wanting to carry a weapon or looking good in a uniform it’s about everyone doing their job to their best trained abilities....   [tags: military, entrance]
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The Importance of Education - One’s Education advancements could probably be the most important decision in his or her life. One can safely assume that a person is not in the proper sense until he is properly educated. As said by Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” One may take this quote and interpret it as that Education is deadly and needs to be taken advantage of to the highest level. High School and College to common people seem to be the same. One must go to class and finish the work to accomplish High School and the same goes to College, this in fact is true but college is a completely different type of education, experience and what you get out of these t...   [tags: The Importance of Education] 702 words
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Dilemmas Faced by Christians in the Military - Many prayers these days include a blessing for the soldiers. It really does not matter where the plea for the troops comes in a prayer; it may be in the middle or tacked on to the end, but it sounds something like the following: “Lord bless our troops, and bring them home safely.” Yes, bless the troops, and every one wants each one to come home safely. However, this is a very general prayer. People use the verb “bless” because they really do not know what to say. What does it mean to “bless?” Some people can relate to the soldiers but most cannot....   [tags: Military Christians] 1992 words
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The Importance of Education: I Was Left Behind - By fourth grade I was already crashing and burning. Almost every student in my class was moving ahead in subjects that I seemed to be understanding less and less by the day. If education were a race where we all started at the same time; than I was quickly becoming the guy falling into last place. Truthfully, math was the beginning of the end for me. Even now, the feeling I get trying to solve simple math problems is one of frustration and embarrassment. I feel like I'm hitting a mental wall. Try to imagine your mind pushing past a barrier that you could not breakthrough regardless of how hard you tried....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]
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Military Sexual Assault: The Invisible War by T.K. Barwlow - Throughout history, the United States Military has faced numerous scandals. From its role in the Vietnam War, to the Iran-Contra Affair, to the Iraq War, to the abuse and denial of due process rights to detainees currently held indefinitely at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; the Department of Defense has undeniably raised many questions about its ethics and treatment toward both civilians and fellow members of the Armed Forces alike. One recent scandal, which would now appear to be becoming the standard, is that of sexual assault within the military....   [tags: US military scandals, drugs]
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My Self Improvement Project: Time Management - I write this clear and concise reflection to identify and evaluate an academic problem that I feel is negatively impacting my studies which is time management; otherwise, I find lot of difficulty to manage my time. This problem influences my academic and personal life because I cannot manage my time correctly in order to be successful. Firstly I am not organized and I don’t have any plan to set and apply. This shows clearly the difficulty of my critical situation. I became to feel anxious and nervous all the time and also it affects on my grade....   [tags: time management,] 1497 words
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The Keeping of Time - Time is an immutable force that has changed the fabric of society to this day. As Galileo said “Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.” (Galileo 1-5.) Meaning that anything is meant to be measured, including time. Businesses need certain traits to be successful; the most prominent of these is the keeping of accurate time measurements, which creates organized schedules to construct a prosperous business. (Galileo.) The first occasion time was measured in the most simple of ways goes back all the way to B.C.E....   [tags: Time Management]
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The Importance of Being Physically Active - Living a long and healthy life requires more than just good luck. People all over the world go to the gyms and like to exercise for different reasons. Some think that maintaining their fitness will just aim at their physical image, but being physically active will help control their overall health by improving the body's function and preventing sickness. Being physically active is the key to being physically and mentally fit, and helps people become a more balanced, physically fit person. They will not only stay healthier, but will be happier, live longer, and also sleep better....   [tags: fitness, healthy life, exercise] 723 words
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The Influence of Realist Style in Various Plays - The influence of realist style appears in all of these plays by showing the reality side of things for what they really are instead of what society tells them it is. In Death of a Salesman, Willy thinks that he wants the new American life but in reality, the American dream is only that, a dream and in order to achieve that, Willy realizes that he has to do twice as much work without complaining and that is the only way for him to get the success he wants but he never does and neither does he talk to his sons about working hard....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, imporance of being Earnest] 900 words
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The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is a timeless comedy of manners in which two young, light-hearted men, pretend their names are ‘Ernest’ in a bid to impress their love interests, who both believe the name Ernest bestows magical qualities on the possessor. Throughout the play, Wilde uses a mix of social drama, melodrama and farce to appeal to the audience. Through his gentle use of parody Wilde is able to ridicule his contemporaries and attack the values and attitudes of Victorian society, such as; wealth, hierarchy, respectability, morality and self- interest....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Military Suicides - Among American civilians, whites have historically and significantly led the way in the rates of suicides. Although leveling off after the 1990’s, the rate of white suicides has still been almost twice as much as minority groups. It has also been shown that males commit suicide significantly more than females. Figure 1 Figure 2 As the rate of suicides increases in our nation, it has risen consistently with white males leading the way, as shown in figures 1 and 2. There are many theories behind what is driving this, however there are no hard facts behind any of these theories and there is still no concrete reason why white males are more prone to commit suicide....   [tags: suicide, white males, US military, morale]
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The Importance of Education to My Life - According to the dictionary an education is “the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.” This essay will inform the audience of my opinion on what the value of an education means to me. I will expand on the value of an education not just by what’s attained by “formal education” but also by an “informal education” as well. I will also explain how much we gain just by going through life, which in itself is an education....   [tags: The Importance of Education]
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The Controversy of the Military Coup in Egypt - ... In addition, I believe that the military falsified support. When the Military justified their seizure of the government the number who were said to be against Morsi were highly exaggerated. I also believe the people who did protest against Morsi where under the strong influence of the deep state and had false impressions about president Morsi. The deep state are powerful people who were part of the Mubarak dictatorship who remained in strong positions. These people have a continued influence in the army, police, civil-service and the media....   [tags: president, protest, military]
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The Importance Of Being Earnest by Wilde - The Satire of Earnestness It was a play that made controversy in the lush mansions of Victorian society. Subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," The Importance of Being Earnest jokingly criticized Victorian manners and morals and attacking the society of the rich and luxurious. Oscar Wilde incorporated his own beliefs and ideology into the play by alluding to Victorian society "lets duplicity led to happiness." It is this "happiness" Wilde's play focuses on by concentrating the theme of the play on marriage....   [tags: satire, Victorian, Oscar Wilde] 1057 words
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Love in The Importance of Being Earnest - Love in The Importance of Being Earnest Love is perhaps the most actively sought moral objective of one's life. And though marriage is often thought to be the logical consequence of love, it is Oscar Wilde's contention in his satire, The Importance of Being Earnest, that love begets bliss and marriage thwarts this course of bliss. Algernon Moncrieff spends very little time falling in love and the rest of the time striving toward engagement. Wilde demonstrates through him that once one becomes intent upon achieving a goal, the individual's motivation becomes a matter of action rather than truth....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Papers]
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The Shape of the American Military, Technology, Culture - Technology and the American Way of War Since 1945 covers in detail a wide range of weapons systems, technologies, and other equipment developed by the United States Military. Naturally, a significant amount of Mahnken’s book places a heavy emphasis on technologies and systems developed during the Cold War. The book could almost be examined as a complete history of the development of military technology during that period, however, the author has a much more significant purpose for his work than to just educate the reader on military history....   [tags: Military History]
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