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Sexual Irreverence in Modern America - It may not be a 1960s sexual revolution but Americans' attitudes toward sex have certainly taken a dramatic turn toward sexual irreverence. American culture has lost all sense of discretion. We have no boundaries or sense of anything being a private matter. After we cruised through the conservative 50’s; we chanted and swayed through the sexual revolution of the 60’s. But we didn’t stop there. Now we’re riding the fiber optic wave of immediate and impersonal self-gratification. American culture is getting more accepting of provocative messages and behavior with each passing decade....   [tags: sex, ethics, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Father of Modern-Day Chemistry - ... Years before that, in 1771, he married, Marie Anne Paulze. She helped him with his work by taking notes on his experiments, drawing pictures of the process and results of his experiments, and translating his work into English. He also helped her and her family, especially her father, who had his own tax collecting company, by funding it when needed (Tiner 91). Lavoisier had many other occupations other than being a chemist. He was the director of the gunpowder administration, he was on an agricultural committee and started his own model farm, and he was on a board in 1790 that helped move France closer to converting to the metric system....   [tags: Biography, Lavoisier] 1681 words
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America: The Modern Melting Pot - Zangwill (1908) wrote, “ God is making the American!...the real American had not yet arrived. He will be the fusion of all races, perhaps the coming superman…the glory of America, where all races and nations come to labor and look forward.” This is an exert from the play “The Melting Pot.” Israel Zangwill was Jewish born in England, January 21, 1864 in London, England. Besides the “The Melting Pot,” Zangwill used his pen to defend women’s suffrage, Jewish emancipation, assimilation and Zionism....   [tags: mulitculturalism, immigration, immigrants] 1996 words
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Influences of the Ancient Roman Empire on Early Modern State Builders - Anthony Pagden and David Armitage have maintained that the influences of the ancient Roman Empire provided valuable lessons to early modern state builders. Medieval Europe was a feudal period of expansion of territory and consolidation of power. Once the powerful monarchs of Spain, England, and France had secured their supremacy, they competed amongst each other to be the undisputed Lord of All the World. Their imperial ambitions made America the proving ground in a competitive political contest....   [tags: World History] 1843 words
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Evolution of Heroism: Comparing Qualities of Ancient Heroes Versus Modern Heroes - Heroes are prevalent in everyone’s life. Whether someone’s hero is a living person or a fabled character from a movie, everybody has come into contact with some sort of hero. In fact, the concept of heroes has existed for hundreds of years, dating all the way back to Ancient Greece. However, heroes have not always been people who dress up in costumes and fight crime, as our current society would lead us to believe. No, heroes started out differently and have evolved throughout the centuries. Heroes generally reflect the ideals of their society, and while they are not perfect, they demonstrate the qualities and traits valued by their society....   [tags: Heroes, world history] 1043 words
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Renaissance Influence on Modern Day Fashion - ... From the vibrant fabrics to the spectacular jewels, renaissance fashion has been thoroughly threaded in the fashion of modern society. Modern day women often wear shorty, fun gowns, tightly fitting jeans, and lower cut tops. Popular fashion trends for men in modern society include saggy jeans, V-neck shirts, and stylish watches. “A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it every six months” (Oscar Wilde). Fashion in modern day society is ever changing, but most changes do not stray too far from the original product....   [tags: Fashion]
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Modern Day Relevance of Sinclair's The Jungle - The Jungle was first published in 1906. Contemporary critics disagree about whether or not the novel has any “relevance” for modern readers. What do YOU think. I believe this novel has somewhat of a relevance for modern readers in today’s society. In the world of economic competition that we live in today, many thrive and many are left to dig through trash cans. It has been a constant struggle throughout the modern history of society. One widely prescribed example of this struggle is Upton Sinclair's groundbreaking novel, The Jungle....   [tags: literary analysis, literature essays] 896 words
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Influence of the Samurai on Modern Japanese Society - Introduction Throughout History, there have been many different groups or events that are still widely known today. Groups of people such as the Indians or Vikings are popular groups which are referenced constantly in today’s society. However, none of these groups is more known or referenced than the Japanese Samurai. Originating in 646 AD, these Japanese warriors developed from a loose organization of farmers to the dominant social class in Feudal Japan. Along with their dominant military and political standing, the samurai brought with them a unique code or moral belief that became the core of Samurai culture....   [tags: Japanese Culture] 1723 words
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Mass Media Exposure in Modern Society - The world as it is represented by society today is a very big place. Throughout this “public sphere,” there are many things that influence us as a whole. Many of the things that have the biggest impact in our lives are most commonly communicated through the Mass Media. The Mass Media has evolved a lot since the printing press was established back in 1454. Through the Media, much can be said during one instance to the general public without as much effort. It started with print, and then developed into a language and soon it became something that was digital and handheld....   [tags: Media, technology] 1564 words
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Traditional Shinto & Modern Japanese Business - ... As far as practices go, there are two main groups that they can be divided into: Those that bless, and those for purification. An example of blessing rituals would be ceremonies held before planting the year's rice (Return of the Gods). This type of practice is also seen on a daily level in the myriad of prayers made by the Japanese people before whichever shrine they happen to visit. Though the daily prayers are often individual, the rest of the ceremonies are much more collective, implying a strong promotion of collectivism over individualism....   [tags: Japanese History ]
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Medieval Art in a Modern World - Medieval Art in a Modern World When I was looking at different works of art from the Middle Ages in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (medieval wing), one in particular caught my attention. Entitled “Plaque with the Crucifixion and the Stabbing of Hades,” this piece embodies life and death, triumph and defeat, divinity and humanity. Carved in ivory, this plaque, depicting the Passion of Christ with an allusion to Hades (god of the underworld), is from the mid-tenth century, or Middle Byzantine era, and was made in Constantinople....   [tags: Essays Papers] 625 words
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Modern Japan Yoshida Shigeru - Modern Japan Yoshida Shigeru Yoshida Shigeru was quite arguably the biggest key player in Japan's postwar politics. Not only was he the prime minister, as well as the foreign minister for most of the first decade of Japan's postwar period, but he also had a powerful group of political disciples known as the "Yoshida School". It was this group of LDP conservatives who dominated the political arena during the majority of the postwar period, even after Yoshida's fall from power in 1954. Yoshida was one of the remaining conservatives who was not ousted from power by the Occupation....   [tags: Papers] 525 words
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Mina Loy as the Modern Woman - Mina Loy as the Modern Woman Born on December 27, 1882, into an ordinary London family, Mina Lowy proved to be anything but common. After spending years as the recipient of her father’s encouragement, Loy moved from the artistic confinement that her mother tried to impose upon her to a life of literary acclaim. Developing her artistic crafts of painting, sculpture, and poetry, her most recognized talent, Mina Loy refused to be crowded into convenient societal definitions. Hailed as the quintessential “New Woman” in 1917, Loy embodied the changing definition of modern femininity....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 922 words
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Development of Modern World and Religion - Development of Modern World and Religion Since the beginning of human existence, our ability to think and ask questions has led us to answer questions sometimes with uncertainty and doubt. Many natural occurrences that are today easily explained due to our technological advances were great mysteries to early societies. By not being able to answer their questions, many attributed storms, floods, heat and cold to acts of gods, which was a much more plausible explanation than not knowing at all....   [tags: Papers] 817 words
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Silencing the Left in Modern America - Silencing the Left in Modern America “Just so you know, we’re ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas.” -- Natalie Maines on tour in England The crowd erupted in cheers. Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks band had just excited two thousand fans in a small London club with her anti-Bush statement, only one week before American forces entered Iraq. The Dixie Chicks finished their concert riding the high of their audience’s support. Little did they know the trouble these fifteen words would cause....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Childhood of the Modern Society - Childhood of the Modern Society Childhood is a fundamental stage and its influence extends into adult life. To guarantee that children and adolescents have the best possible start in life is the way to ensure the development and progress of nations. The dictionary defines childhood as the period of life between infancy and puberty. Often these days, this is the age of children attending primary school and early secondary school. While it is admittedly true that with stress and a heavy workload, children do have lesser time for themselves, it would be exaggerated to say that there is no such thing as childhood anymore....   [tags: Papers] 692 words
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The Critical Writing Era - Most poets were young when they started writing, but not Eliot. Eliot started writing when he became an adult. “Eliot, T.S. (26 Sept. 1888-4 Jan. 1965), poet, critic, and editor, was born Thomas Stearns Eliot in St. Louis, Missouri” (Bush). Eliot wrote during the Modern Age, after War World I. Harold Bloom loved Eliot’s poetry, he states “of course, poetry was far more than a mere hobby for Eliot, and his aspirations ran further than Lloyd’s of London. Banking might have been his day job, but his passion was poetry” (Bloom 4)....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1157 words
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One Era To Another: The Telephone - ... Bell spent a short time in Canada and quickly found his love of life in Boston. Bell began teaching deaf children and it was here he met Thomas Sanders and Gardiner Greene Hubbard. Little did Bell know these two men would play a prominent role in the patent of the telephone and direction his life would take (Stern and Gwathmeny 5). When Bell was not teaching, he took a strong interest in the telegraph that was introduced in 1844 by Samuel F.B Morse. Despite the web of wires crisscrossing the country he felt as if there was a better solution rather than operators having to deliver and translate messages, and soon realized it might be possible to transmit voice over a wire by using electricity (Stern and Gwathmeny 5)....   [tags: Inventions, Alexander Graham Bell] 1066 words
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The Information Digital Era - ... Each producer shares the same level of importance, the use of stigmergic collaboration ensures up-to-date information is always provided and articles are renewed and reviewed far more efficiently than with the traditional encyclopedia, it also removes social and geographical boundaries. The content of Wikipedia is created in such a way that the community of writers and editors “doesn’t rely on central authority or a central forum”4 and it provides content producers the opportunity to edit pages, read and evaluate the contributions of others and to discuss any topic with a diverse group of people via discussion forums and talk pages....   [tags: internet, digital media]
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Anticipatory (Pre-emptive) Self-defence: The Need for a Modern Approach - Anticipatory (Pre-emptive) Self-defence: The Need for a Modern Approach The use of military force is a valid customary international law norm and it is enshrined in the United Nations Charter. Nevertheless, the use of force is only authorised if it falls under one of two categories: self-defence (article 41 of the United Nations Charter), or Security Council authorisation. To justify a resort to pre-emptive war, a state must give reasonable proof that the action is necessary to the vital national security interests of the state, and that the act of aggression in self-defence is proportional, according to Charter principles....   [tags: Politics War Government Military Essays]
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How Linguists Detect and Monitor Variation in the Pronunciation of Modern English - David Graddol categorised Modern English into 3 parts. We will be looking into the handling of Late modern English by linguists. It is used in our present era where English has become the international language of communications technology and American English becoming more dominant . I will be looking at the study by Guy and Vonwiller followed by some of the devices used by linguists to detect and monitor the pronunciation of modern English. A very clear example of how linguists detect and monitor variation in the pronunciation of modern English is the study by Gregory Guy and Julia Vovwiller....   [tags: Languages] 1519 words
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The Importance of Being Earnest and Modern Day London? - ... While she is similarly strong minded and has the same authoritative tone to her voice when stating she is “never wrong”, she’s also more self-conscious and clever in the way she does everything, going for a calculated effect as opposed to making a mere passing comment. I think that while Gwendolen does show some strong personality traits and she is very clever, her ignorance and foolishness wouldn’t enable her to survive in such a fast-paced time as now. Her desire to marry someone named Ernest demonstrates that her romantic dreams hinge upon titles, not character....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1566 words
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The Importance of Mendel’s Laws in Modern Genetics - The Importance of Mendel’s Laws in Modern Genetics - Human genome is like an intricate library that stores vast volumes of life information. The preservation and passage of genetic books to future generation is one of the primary tasks of human genome. In the late 19th century not too long after the library of Congress was built in the United States, Gregor Mendel, an Austrian teacher and abbot, made a keen observation in the garden of a monastery at Brno. After testing and breeding 28,000 pea plants, Mendel discovered the mathematic pattern of describing how parents pass on their traits to the offspring....   [tags: Genetics]
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The History of Slave Music and its Impact on Modern Music - Slavery is a form of forced labor in which people are taken as property of others against their wishes and will. They are denied the right to leave or even receive wages. Evidence of slavery is seen from written records of ancient times from all cultures and continents. Some societies viewed it as a legal institution. In the United States, slavery was inevitable even after the end of American Revolution. Slavery in united states had its origins during the English colonization of north America in 1607 but the African slaves were sold in 1560s this was due to demand for cheap labor to exploit economic opportunities....   [tags: music, american history] 2049 words
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Modern Productions of 18th Century Plays - Modern Productions of 18th Century Plays Abatract: This essay discusses the modern-day production of the main British plays of the eighteenth century that are still performed today, including John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, William Wycherley’s The Country Wife, George Etherege’s The Man of Mode, William Congreve’s The Way of the World, Richard Steele’s The Conscious Lovers, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The School for Scandal. Plays of Eighteenth century British literature have withstood the test of time in many ways....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Why did Consumption and Leisure Patterns of the 1950s and 1960s Earn This Era the Epithet of the Affluent Society? - ... Robert Taylor states ‘motor-car ownership more than doubled during the 1950s.’2 Peter Clarke supports the expansion of the motor cars when he states ‘that 1959 saw a record jump of 200,000 in motor-cycle registrations, giving a 1 and 3/4 million total which did not decline until the late 1960s.3 The historian, Peter Morrell adds to the argument that Britain earned the epithet of affluent society, when he argues that it the new opportunities for people to have several jobs in their life, paid holidays and structured working hours that influenced the consumption and leisure patterns to earn the early post war period the description of the affluent society.4 With the widespread appeal of America that infiltrated British society during and particularly after the second world war, it was associated with ‘the home of monopoly capitalism and modern consumerism.’5 Consumerism and leisure patterns can be seen as directly influencing the post war period as being affluent....   [tags: British History ]
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Voltaire's Affect on Modern Western Society - “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to death your right to say it,” were the famous words of Fracois Marie Arouet, more commonly known under the pen name of Voltaire. He was known for being very outspoken and rebellious, which got him into trouble with the authorities for most of his life. Voltaire advocated the French bourgeoisie as being ineffective, the aristocracy as being corrupt, and the commoners as being too superstitious. Voltaire’s beliefs on freedom and reason is what ultimately led to the French Revolution, the United States Bill of Rights, and the decrease in the power of the Catholic Church, which have all affected modern western society....   [tags: Fracois Marie Arouet Voltaire] 962 words
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The Telephone: From One Era to Another - ... Competition was fierce and history became known to be harsh when crediting winners and losers at this point in history. Bell became friends with a man named Thomas Watson who soon proved to be mechanically clever enough to complete the project Bell had presented to him via blueprints (Stern and Gwathmey 5). Bell’s thought was that if he could make a current of electricity vary in intensity, precisely as the air varies in density during the production of sound, he should be able to transmit speech telegraphically....   [tags: Communication]
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Geroge Eliot: A Look Into the Victorian Era - ... At eleven she attended a school for older girls that was ran by Mrs. Wallington at the Elms. This is where Mary Ann met Maria Lewis who was a governess and took immediate interest in this shy nine year old girl. Mary Ann was a brilliant student and took an interest in reading at a young age. Many Ann started to write poetry and fictions, she was admired for her skills at writing. Her father has encouraged her education due to the fact that her odd looks would keep her as a spinster. She furthered her education at the Franklin school....   [tags: English Literature ]
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The Care for Children in Early Modern English Society - The Care for Children in Early Modern English Society Early modern English child rearing practices like wet-nursing, swaddling, prescriptive literature and apparent lack of parental emotional attachment has caused much discussion, regarding the care of children. Philippe Aries and Lawrence Stone used these ideas, amongst others, to suggest that parents did not care for their children. Their ideas have been challenged by a number of historians who argue that, through research of first hand accounts in diaries and official records, it is clear that children were cared for and even though these practices appear to our modern society as uncaring and cruel they were, in fact, carried out with the best of intentions....   [tags: Papers] 1366 words
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Modern Day Hero VS. Anglo-Saxon Hero - Modern Day Hero VS. Anglo-Saxon Hero During the Anglo-Saxon period, people worshiped Hero's. Here are a couple of ways how a modern day hero can be compared to one in the past. Nolan Ryan will be my choice of a classic modern day hero. One of the firsts of a hero's characteristic is that he performs "Outstanding Deeds". On page thirty-five in Beowulf "Higlac's brave follower tearing out his hand of the monster, his hatred rose higher but his power has gone." So to me that could be called an outstanding deed....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 573 words
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Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory Analyzes Modern Day Texts - ... When Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule first met, Daniels wants to act tough and keeps to himself. When Aule notices that Daniels looks unease and asks Daniels, “You ok...You look pale” (“Shutter Island”, 14), Daniels replies, “I’m fine” (“Shutter Island”, 14), and ends the conversation. This can be related to the pleasure principle because Daniels is avoiding pain and humiliation. Later, when Daniels does open up to Aule, he elaborates and boasts when asked about a criminal he killed. Daniels says, “Shot him five times, would have shot him five more, but it only took five” (“Shutter Island”, 16)....   [tags: psychology]
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Aphra Behn's Oroonoko as the First Modern Novel - Oroonoko as the First Modern Novel       During the seventeenth century, the art of writing was like uncharted waters for women, in which most who ventured were rendered pathetically unsuccessful.  No matter the quality, publications written by women were typically ridiculed by their male contenders.  However, a handful of women defied the common standards and were prosperous; one of these was Aprha Behn.  Virgina Wolf says of Behn, "All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds."  Although she was a woman of outstanding accomplishments, one of her publications truly glistens.  Oroonoko (1688), the epic tale of a heroic black slave, has often been dubbed the first modern novel in that it displays qualities utterly matchless for the seventeenth century....   [tags: Behn Oroonoko Essays]
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Assessing the View that Religion is in Decline in Modern British Society - Assessing the View that Religion is in Decline in Modern British Society For centuries now sociologists and great intellectuals have been prophesising the end of religion and yet it remains a huge focal point in society even today. However, although religion remains prominent in society, it no longer holds the same enigma it once did. People no longer practice their religion with passion, this however does not mean that society has no religious beliefs; a lot of people claim to believe in God, however not practice religious beliefs....   [tags: Papers] 701 words
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Digital Revolution: The Benefits of Modern Broad-Based Participatory Media - It is said that we are now entering an era of digital revolution. 'Cyberspace' has become the new place for people around the world to communicate, “surfing the internet” is no longer a novel phrase, people can 'friend' and 'unfriend' someone he or she has never met over social networks and you can chat with a monkey over the Internet for maybe half an hour without realizing the true identity of the other 'person'. One may say that aspects of cyberspace are surreal, maybe even bizarre but I think this is exactly why the digital world is so amazing....   [tags: internet, computers] 1001 words
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Modern American History: From the Second World War to Today. - ... To execute this propaganda campaign, governments mobilize and manage all streams of media from television networks to newspapers, magazines, and radio. Each of these media serves specific function. For the news magazines like: “Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report…providing their readers with weekly summary of domestic and foreign events” (Brewer 180). On the other hand, “Television news accepted and validated the Cold War framework. In their reliance on government sources, the networks frequently allowed official Washington to deliver its message that the war in Viet Nam was difficult and complicated for the average viewer to understand, but that the government’s policy was thoughtful, measured, and effective....   [tags: History, War] 2008 words
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The Role of Science, Ethics, and Faith in Modern Philosophy - The Role of Science, Ethics, and Faith in Modern Philosophy ABSTRACT: Curiously, in the late twentieth century, even agnostic cosmologists like Stephen Hawking—who is often compared with Einstein—pose metascientific questions concerning a Creator and the cosmos, which science per se is unable to answer. Modern science of the brain, e.g. Roger Penrose's Shadows of the Mind (1994), is only beginning to explore the relationship between the brain and the mind-the physiological and the epistemic. Galileo thought that God's two books-Nature and the Word-cannot be in conflict, since both have a common author: God....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Cannibalism: From Dinosaurs to Modern Day Animal Participants - Cannibalism: From Dinosaurs to Modern Day Animal Participants A cannibal is any animal that feeds on its own species (Lady Wild Life’s website).  This characteristic is rarely spoken of because it has such a negative connotation.  However, an estimate of 140 species from a large time scale, displayed cannibalistic tendencies (Lady Wild Life’s website).  Ranging from animals in the present time- lions, pigs, ants, otters, apes, poultry, mantis, spiders, scorpions, mice, etc., to approximately 100,000 years ago with the early humans, Neanderthals, to the beginning of the Mesozoic Era with possibly the first dinosaur, Coelophysis (Bossel et al 2001, Defleur et al 1999).  The reasons for resorting to cannibalism vary according with their environment.  Some animals resort to cannibalism for survival needs, ritual activities, or protecting their territory.  This essay will look at animals that engaged in cannibalism across a large geological time scale....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]
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MODERN DAY PINNOCHIO’S: THE INSIDES COOPONINTERNET PLAGIARISM - MODERN DAY PINNOCHIO’S: THE INSIDES COOPONINTERNET PLAGIARISM I am one of those people, you know the ones; they spend five weeks on a term paper writing twenty different introductions (this is number twelve), seven conclusions, and finally after going through fifteen drafts, turns in the final copy. Yup, that is me. Dedicated; That is how I would describe myself. I take pride in my work, and that is why I get so angry about fraud, plagiarism, and general laziness. These things make me irate and it doesn’t seem like it will be getting better any time soon....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Classical Era in Latin America and Europe - Although each classical civilization developed its own unique style of politics, culture and economies, the economic and social patterns in Latin America distinctly detached this civilization from any Western society, which accounted for obvious distinctions in both culture and politics. In politics, the most apparent feature of the Western Society was the creation of new political ideologies, resulting in neither an absolute or dictatorial structure. The instability of Latin American politics created a weakened structure, therefore creating limitations to regulate criminals, and landlords....   [tags: World History] 1577 words
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The Role of Scholars in the Era of Digital Texts - In her introduction to Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory, Kathryn Sutherland asks if there is "a real danger that the scholar-worker, toiling for years in the remote regions of the library stacks in the hope of becoming expert in one small field, will be transformed by the computer into the technician, the nerdy navigator able to locate, transfer, and appropriate at an ever faster rate expert entries from a larger set of information that he/she no longer needs or desires to understand" (Sutherland 10)....   [tags: Education Media]
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Directors in Modern Film - I didn't always want to be a filmmaker. But I've always wanted to be a creative. My gravitation toward film as my primary medium was a gradual process, the result of my lifelong fascination with storytelling and a steady diet of movie-watching throughout my adolescence. There was a time that I was intimidated by the narrow percentage of people that appear to achieve notable success in the film industry. I thought that being a movie director was one of the dream jobs that many aspired to but few ever achieved....   [tags: Motion Pictures]
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The Modern Monarchy of Britain - ... Apart from the government, the Queen also has the title of “Supreme Governor of the Church of England” (“About the British Royal Family”). As such, the Queen appoints both bishops and archbishops of the Church of England (Gamble 331). While the Queen may hold these powers, it would be very hard for her to use them in an actual situation. If the Queen were to act against the desires of her people, the delicate balance of the monarchy’s favor may face a terrible fault (“Public Opinion”). Instead, the powers held by the Queen are delegated to both appointed and elected ministers who use the powers after careful consideration and deliberations (“Queen and the UK”)....   [tags: England]
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Victorian Maternity - Victorian Maternity Working Class Maternity According to author Helena Wojtczak, “the average working class wife was either pregnant or breast-feeding from wedding day to menopause,” bearing approximately eight pregnancies, and ultimately raising approximately five children. This overflow of offspring was most likely linked to the fact that birth control literature was illegal at the time (Wojtczak). Wohl’s research of the difficulties in Victorian childbirth shows that a combination of a nutrient deficient diet, and a substantial deficiency of both height and weight prevalent in urban working class Victorian women very likely contributed to an exceedingly high number of premature births, and consequently, a high infant mortality rate....   [tags: Victorian Era]
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The Careers of Diplomat versus Attache in Victorian Times - Diplomat or Attaché: Which was the better job. How to become a Diplomat To become a diplomat, one must possess the art of diplomacy. They have to handle know how to negotiate, be well tempered and genteel. In order to become a diplomat Mr. Pitt Crawley must have had to earn and been awarded the position. In addition, he had to possess an art for politics and Etiquette. While in college Crawley mastered these diplomatic skills. He became the Private Secretary to Lord Binkie. He also became the Attaché to the Legation at Pumpernickel....   [tags: Victorian Era]
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Vanity Fair Military Wives: Here We Go A Marching - Vanity Fair Military Wives: Here We Go A Marching In reading William Thackeray's novel, Vanity Fair, it was very surprising to learn that it was customary for soldiers' wives to follow and accompany their husbands' regiments when they went off to engage in combat. It seems rather odd when Amelia, on her honeymoon, boarded the ship (provided by His Majesty's government) that would take the troop on to Brussels. There is quite a big production as crowds gathered and cheered as the bands played “God Save the King”, while officers waved their hats and the crew rushed about....   [tags: Victorian Era]
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Zefferelli and Luhrman's Reproduction of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet for a Modern Audience - Zefferelli and Luhrman's Reproduction of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet for a Modern Audience The main difference that we have to remember about both the Zefferelli and Luhrman productions is that they are aimed at completely different audiences. The major reason for this is the changing times as the Zefferelli and Luhrman films were made in 1968 and 1997 respectively. Basically, the 1997 film is made so that young people in the year 1997 can relate to it and the 1968 film attracted the 1968 audience....   [tags: Papers] 1002 words
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