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Narcotic possession - Narcotic possession is criminally defined by owning, holding, or having any amount of a controlled substance. The criminal sanctions for possession of narcotics are largely dependent on the quantity and kind of drug as well as the jurisdiction in which the crime happened. The criminal sanctions against narcotic possession with intent to distribute are deemed an infinitely more significant criminal offense compared to criminal offense associated with narcotic possession for individual use. Additionally it is a criminal offense to possess any narcotic related paraphernalia....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Possession in The Exorcist - Being Possessed The idea of possession can frighten many people. What horror movie producers and directors that go into this field are counting on is that they can use it to frighten their viewers. The Exorcist and The Exorcist Beginning both are centered on the act of exorcism. Both demoniacs in the films are women though their fates are polar opposites. The exorcisms are also shown in different lights. This is done through special effects as well as lighting and music. The first film in the series stays with a cut and dry method of keeping mainly to the exorcism itself; however, its prequel focuses more on fancy special effects and stimulating music....   [tags: The Exorcist] 2361 words
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The Loss of Self Possession - ... Cropper is so possessed that he believes anything that belonged to Ash has to belong to him as well. It is impossible for Cropper to “own the past” but he believes that by owning what once belonged to Ash he will be able to understand him better. This is a very different view from the one that Roland, another Ash scholar and perhaps the main character of the book, has. Roland believes that the best way of connecting with Ash is by trying to think like him. Cropper does not agree but still thinks that he also thinks like Ash does....   [tags: A ROmance, A.S. Byatt, Analysis] 1384 words
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Goethe's Magical Philosophy and Possession of Nature - Goethe's Magical Philosophy and Possession of Nature After hearing comments from the class, and especially Professor, about Goethe's appropriation of nature I began to wonder about the argument I had presented in our presentation. I decided to do further research and found some interesting arguments that both supported and detracted from my original statement. Although I think Goethe's relationship to nature is undeniable, perhaps his "appropriation" of nature is less clear. I think the term "appropriation" is the cause of the problem in identifying his true relationship to nature....   [tags: Goethe Nature Essays Papers]
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Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatts Possession - Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatt's Possession If I had read A. S. Byatt's novel Possession without having had British Literature, a lot of the novel's meaning, analogies, and literary mystery would have been lost to me. The entire book seems one big reference back to something we've learned or read this May term. The first few lines of chapter one are poetry attributed to Randolph Henry Ash, which Byatt wrote herself. Already in those few lines I hear echoes of class, lines written in flowery Pre-Raphaelite tradition....   [tags: essays research papers] 1401 words
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The Relationship of Freedom to the Acquisition, Possession, and Exercise of Virtue - The Relationship of Freedom to the Acquisition, Possession, and Exercise of Virtue ABSTRACT: There are three common objections that any broadly Aristotelian virtue theorist must face, insofar as he or she holds that acts must be performed from a firm and stable disposition in order to express virtue, and that virtue is in some way a praiseworthy fulfillment of human potential. Each of these objections accuses the virtuous person of not fully exercising his or her rationality and freedom, and thus of being somehow less than fully human....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays] 3195 words
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Power and Possession in Animal Farm by George Orwell - Power and Possession in Animal Farm by George Orwell Have you ever felt that rush of excitement when you can do whatever you want without thinking of the consequences. If so, wasn’t it one of the greatest feelings you’ve ever felt. The feelings that describe us that we are leaders, that we have followers and our every move are important to the people around us. Power is the one possession that everyone desires. It lets you feel that one can do anything he or she wants without the consequences of his or her actions....   [tags: Animal Farm George Orwell Essays] 1081 words
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Ancient Artifacts in the Modern World: Provenance, Possession, and Cultural Heritage - After a recent lecture by Dr. Dyfri Williams, Research Keeper of Greek and Roman antiquities at the British Museum, several members of the audience stood up on behalf of Greece and expressed their outrage at the British Museum’s refusal to return the Parthenon Sculptures, or the Elgin Marbles, to the city of Athens. Dr. Williams answered their scathing interjections with a well-rehearsed summary of the issues key points and complexities of the issue, and it was clear he encountered such protests regularly....   [tags: Museum Artifacts]
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Possession of Nuclear Weapons and Whether Their Ownership Voids Use - Possession of Nuclear Weapons and Whether Their Ownership Voids Use 'Nuclear weapons protect our country. The very fact we have them means no-one will ever use them' In this account, I am going to discuss the diverse arguments which concern the issue of nuclear weapons, and whether or not their ownership actually voids use. Exploring both contrasting arguments, I will discuss both sides to the subject; arguments which support this statement contrast a great deal to those who rebut it, yet both sides have their valid reasons to their case; those who favour the statement believe that the weapons are somewhat of a taboo, however, those who support the opposing view look at the matter a lot more practically, after all nuclear weapons are extremely destructive....   [tags: Papers] 810 words
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Consider how Blake Edwards Present Issues of identity and possession - Consider how Blake Edwards Present Issues of identity and possession in Breakfast at Tiffany's In this essay, I am going to analyse the different techniques Blake Edwards used to present issues of identity and possession in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Breakfast at Tiffany's is a film that was directed by Blake Edwards in 1961. It deals with romance and life in the 1960's. The film was originally Based on the book "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote, who wrote the book during the 1958's, which suggests that he must have experienced the style of life in the 1960's....   [tags: English Literature] 1138 words
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A Comparison Between the Victorian and the Contemporary Couple in A.S Byatt's Possession - A Comparison Between the Victorian and the Contemporary Couple in A.S Byatt's Possession Possession contains two love stories: a contemporary one and a Victorian one whose plots are interlaced, and not as its subtitle suggests a single one: "A Romance". It is a novel about a pair of young scholars who trace the correspondence between two Victorian poets. The contemporary love story between Roland Mitchell and Maud Bailey develops in parallel with and is intermingled with the story of the Victorian lovers, Randolph Henry Ash and Christabel LaMotte, since the modern academics' quest for knowledge of the past drives the modern romance....   [tags: Papers] 3527 words
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Legalisation of Purchase, Possession and Consumption of all Class A, B and C Drugs - Legalisation of Purchase, Possession and Consumption of all Class A, B and C Drugs ‘It is every parent’s nightmare. A youngster slithers inexorably from a few puffs on a joint, to a snort of cocaine, to the needle and addiction.’ In modern society, in the developed world, it has been drilled into the minds of middleclass youngsters that drugs are bad for you. A taboo has formed around the issue, raising curiousity. This curiousity, combined with an idea of rebelling against rules has led many people to illegal drugs (not to mention various individual reasons for resorting to illegal drug taking)....   [tags: Papers] 1021 words
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The Destruction of Female “Possession” in The English Patient - In Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient we see a world completely ravaged by war. The land itself is damaged, sometimes beyond recognition as it is torn apart by bombs. Just as these human-made structures have faced the damage of imperialism, so have female bodies in the novel. Ondaatje creates several parallels between man’s attempt to “own” the land around him and his “ownership” of the female body. As we see in the novel, this attempt at ownership almost always ends in destruction, “war,” and often, death....   [tags: Micheal Ondaatje]
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Love in A.S. Byatt's Possession, Zadie Smith's White Teeth, and the Full Monty by Peter Cuttaneo - Love in A.S. Byatt's Possession, Zadie Smith's White Teeth, and the Full Monty by Peter Cuttaneo As British literature and film seek to sort out the identity crisis that England finds herself in as a post-imperial nation, a variety of views have emerged concerning solutions for Britain’s confusion. One reoccurring theme to these views is love. A.S. Byatt’s Possession, Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, and The Full Monty, directed by Peter Cattaneo, all deal with a traditional, romantic view of true love, whether it is presented as a necessity or a dispensable ideal....   [tags: Byatt Smith Monty Cuttaneo Monty Essays] 1670 words
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Possession of Obscene Material and Infringement on Civil Liberties - According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Obscene is defined as “disgusting to the senses, repulsive”. California law defines obscene matter as “taken as a whole, that the average person applying contemporary statewide standards, appeals to the prurient interested, that taken as a whole depicts, or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way and that taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value”. Obscenity refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media....   [tags: Human Rights] 1342 words
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The Demons Within - The Demons Within There are many interesting, well developed, entertaining, colorful, exciting, and provocative characters in Mario Vargas LlosaÕs novel Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. Pedro Camacho is quite a character, as well as Aunt Julia herself. I was even greatly intrigued by such small characters as Cousin Nancy and, believe it or not, the cabdriver who helped find a mayor to marry Aunt Julia and Marito. however, nobody in the whole book interested me more than Marito Varguitas himself....   [tags: Demons Possession Skinner Frazier Essays] 4166 words
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The Value of Ones Personal Possessions - One’s personal possessions usually have value to them because they are something that a person can truly claim as his or her own. The most desirable and most valuable possession would naturally be love. With love some, but not all, desire material possessions. Last, everyone desires security to complete the last piece of the puzzle. Love is valued above all other possessions because of one’s natural desire to be desirable. When a person possesses another’s love, it is understood that he or she possesses it only because the other person wills it so....   [tags: essays research papers] 428 words
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Posession of Guns in the USA - Posession of Guns in the USA Zimring and Hawkins states that America is a gun culture with these words from the report of the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence in 1969. "Firearms have long been an important part of American life. For many years the armed citizen-soldier was the country's first line of defense. Firearms no longer play a significant role in keeping food on American tables, yet Americans own and use firearms to a degree that puzzles many observers. If our frontier has disappeared, our frontier tradition remains" (Zimring and Hawkins, 1987: 30)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Material Possessions and Happiness - In the science of Psychology, there have been many tests showing that there is no physical point in life when a subject can obtain pure enlightenment, fulfillment, or complete satisfaction of sound mind and body. This retains to the idea that money can not buy happiness. Although this idea is very popular, could it be proven wrong. Could material possessions give people satisfaction and happiness, or just reflect how happy a person is. Lars Eighner states in his essay titled "On Dumpster Diving," how his life experience of being homeless and having to resort to living basically off of trash, and other people's unwanted possessions to survive....   [tags: Psychology] 805 words
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The Effects of Man Made Possessions on Society: The Internet - In Thomas A. Whitecloud’s “Blue Winds Dancing,” he talks about how he feels disconnected with society because of the different aspects of society that he does not agree with and is not accustomed to. He copes with the two opposing societies because he is biracial and is therefore apart of both societies. There are many activities that are participated in by people who are apart of what he calls the civilized world. Whitecloud hitchhikes on a train in a cattle car with bums because he thinks that bums are the closest to his people....   [tags: Internet]
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Material Possessions: A Detrimental Focus of Society - Material Possessions: A Detrimental Focus of Society Our society is framing the mind of younger generations to believe that your possessions reflect the value and quality of your life. Society is also going as far as to dictate what items these are that make life so much better. I think most parents try to deter their children and teenagers away from this way of thinking. However, it seems that at these ages our children's peers are a more dominant influence. Our children enter elementary school innocently, instilled with the ideas and disciplines we, as parents, have taught them....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 913 words
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Possessions of Character in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien - Possessions of Character in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien "The Things They Carried," by Tim O'Brien, contains many references to "possessions of character." Many things Lt. Cross carries were carried by all, including: military equipment, stationery, photographs, diseases, food, the land of Vietnam itself, their lives, and even more. O'Brien highlights these along with special things that Lt. Jimmy Cross carries. He, thus, reveals something of what Cross values. Belongings reflect his character and thoughts....   [tags: The Things They Carried Vietnam War Essays] 392 words
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The Value of Possessions Examined in Guy de Maupassant's The Necklace - The Value of Possessions Examined in Guy de Maupassant's Short Story, "The Necklace" The late Irish poet Oscar Wilde once stated, "In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it" (qtd. in The Quotations Page). This quote accurately describes human nature to the extent that man is never fully satisfied with his current possessions. In fact, most people who rely on materialistic items for happiness are typically desolated and miserable....   [tags: Guy de Maupassant The Necklace] 757 words
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America, Where Possessions Determine Our Worth - America, Where Possessions Determine Our Worth I admit it; I'm someone who lusts for labels. I love a brand name. I am especially attracted to a high price or a flashy tag. I dig the bling-bling. Fast cars, expensive jewelry, clothing; you name it, I am fascinated by it. The sound of "Gucci" or "Porsche" or "Dolce & Gabbana" perks my ears up immediately. My attention is easily drawn to anything worth charging on a credit card. I am a modern buyer. I am the consumer whore. Okay, so I was not the one to coin that name, but a friend of mine once called me that when I was raving about my new James jeans....   [tags: Retail Fashion Shopping Materialism Essays] 1203 words
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R.V. Keilty - R. v. Keilty In the case R.v.Keilty the accused, Keilty, was charged and convicted of trafficking in narcotics. He then appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada on the grounds that the trial judge erred in law. The facts in the case were not disputed but the actual definition of possession under section 2 of the Narcotic Control Act was the issue. The appellant never actually did sell the narcotics nor did he at anytime have possession. It is illogical to convict a person of possession when they don't actually have possession as defined in the Criminal Code....   [tags: essays research papers] 714 words
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America’s Fascination With Exorcism - Let’s Cast The Demons Out: Analysis of America’s Fascination With Exorcism The parapsychological phenomenon of possession has been recognized for many years all over the globe, but remains a dimly lit corner of human experience. The term “possession” has gone through many definitions with time. During the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries, the religious concept of possession also included all psychiatric disorders, epilepsy and even migraine. After the seventeenth century, mental illness began to be recognized as such, and the number of demonic superstitions started declining....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2556 words
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Why Marijuana Should Not be Legalized - Legalization or decriminalization of marijuana is opposed by a vast majority of American’s and people around the world. Leaders in Marijuana prevention, education, treatment, and law enforcement adamantly oppose the substance, as do many political leaders. However, pro-drug advocacy groups, who support the use of illegal drugs, are making headlines. They are influencing decision making thru legislation and having a significant impact on the national policy debate here in the United States and in other countries....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Drug Crimes - “Drug offenses include the possession, sale, or manufacture of illicit drugs. Many drug offenses are felonies and are punishable by at least one year in prison. Some drug offenses—particularly the possession of small amounts of marijuana—are misdemeanors. People convicted of misdemeanor drug crimes may receive a fine and/or a sentence of less than one year in a local jail. Some jurisdictions treat the possession of very small amounts of marijuana (e.g., less than 1 ounce [28 g]) as an infraction, rather than as a misdemeanor....   [tags: Drugs]
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Importance of Maintaining the Strength and Power of Words Seen in the Bible - thus “peculiar people”, Titus 2:14. According to a deeper root translation a more accurate meaning for “peculiar people” should be considered as a people wherein God had a superlative, propriety interest above and beyond the common interest of all other nations of the world. Therefore, the most accurate translation should rather be “His treasured people.” Peripoiesis, pronounced per-ee-poy’-ay-sis; means “purchased, or possession. A people for the Lord’s own possession; a people who are His very own”....   [tags: Scripture Analysis] 1983 words
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Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy - Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Although the aspirations and goals of states are often motivated by external political pressures, analysis of recent foreign policy decisions demonstrates how internal political forces can play equally crucial roles in the pursuit and execution of these objectives. Thus, it would be invalid to claim that domestic politics and the nature of regimes play minor roles in either the goals a state pursues or the means it employs to reach them. By understanding how the diffusion of power in governments affect policy decisions, one can develop increased awareness of the linkages that exist between the internal pressures of domestic politics and the external forces of foreign politics....   [tags: Government Political Essays] 1235 words
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The Downfalls of Materialism in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock - The Downfalls of Materialism in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock Commodities have been a part of human culture from the start of the first civilizations. They can be crudely constructed or richly made works of art; they are still objects, however. Some people treasure their possessions more than anything in the world. These objects can become the driving force behind a person's life and desires. When someone's prized possession is stolen, it may seem as though a disaster has taken place....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]
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Tenancy Legal Case Study - Tenancy Legal Case Study The distinction between having a tenancy and a simple permission to enter premises known under English law as a licence; is defined by the case of Street v Mountford. This case sets out the requisite, which is required in order to create a tenancy, one of which is known as exclusive possession....   [tags: Papers] 841 words
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Education: The Key To Dealing With America's Crime Rate - Once a year in Switzerland a tournament, called Knabenschiessen, is held to show who has the best aim with various weapons. A trophy or prize goes to the top boy and girl shooters. As most everyone in Switzerland gets trained in the use of various weapons there is little to no crime in the country. According to the Swiss Federal Police Office there were 2,687 crimes committed in Switzerland in 1997. Of those only 637 involved guns (Halbrook, 1999). The best way to deal with crime is to educate people on weaponry, create more gun control laws, and harsher sentences for criminals caught in possession of a weapon....   [tags: The Importance of Education]
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Alternative Sentencing: Money Well Spent - Florida is losing the war on drugs though financial attrition. The economic impact of substance abuse in Florida is estimated to be roughly 6% of the state’s gross domestic product (Miami 20). One contributor is the myopic view by a judicial system that chooses to impose harsh criminal penalties, including incarceration, on non-violent offenders with minor possession charges. Increasing budgetary constraints, leading to fewer available resources, contrast harshly with the rapidly growing substance abuse....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Alternative Sentencing: Money Well Spent - Florida is losing the war on drugs though financial attrition. The economic impact of substance abuse in the Sunshine State is estimated to be roughly 6% of the state’s gross domestic product (Miami 20). Contributing to the problem is the myopic view of a judicial system that chooses to impose harsh criminal penalties, including incarceration, on non-violent offenders with minor possession charges. Increasing budgetary constraints, leading to fewer available resources, contrast harshly with the rapidly growing substance abuse....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Nuclear war - The Next Episode Would you like to play a game. The infamous words muttered by the WOPPER computer in the movie War Games. In this movie an amuter hacker looking for some cool games nearly sets off a nuclear war by just some simple manuevers. Although just a movie it put light on the easiness of one person to start an all out nuclear war. This movie was made in the 80’s when we didn’t rest on the power of computers to control a system and still we almost had an all out nuclear war. Now we reali on computers making us twice as vulnerable....   [tags: essays research papers] 766 words
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Great Gatsby - Great Gatsby Through the interactions between male and female characters, Fitzgerald depicts a variety of social expectations regarding "typical" male behavior in the 1920's. In the novel The Great Gatsby, characters such as Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby, George Wilson and Nick Carraway demonstrate behavior that acts to maintain and live up to expectations inherent in society. Through their controlling ways, these characters strive to define the "typical" man in the 1920's. The notion that a man's success can be measured by his possessions becomes evident through the actions of Tom, Gatsby and Wilson....   [tags: essays papers]
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Gun Laws In The State of Georgia - Georgia has many gun laws, which help protect the state and the people in the state. The laws range from having a permit to carry a hand gun, where you cannot carry a handgun, what kind of guns you can carry without having a firearm permit, what age someone can buy a gun. The second amendment gives us the right to bear arms not just in the state of Georgia but it gives us the right everywhere. Georgia also has a law about the possession of people with guns who was involved in a crime, minors with the possession of handguns, and possession of dangerous weapons and the possession of a firearm under the influence in the state....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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The Concerns of Keeping Marijuana Illegal - Even though the government spends $8.7 billion on enforcement of marijuana every year, it is prevalent in the lives of a surprising number of Americans. According to United States government data, tens of millions of Americans use marijuana on a regular basis and arrests of Americans for simple possession charges top 750,000 each year. It is hard to believe that law prohibits this non-toxic drug with the usage rate so high. Annual use of this illegal non-toxic drug by 36.3 million Americans indicates that prohibition is not slowing anyone down....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Coca Cola and Coco Frio - Every day , Puerto Rico is slowly adapting into the American way of life and is gradually losing what is left of their culture. Perhaps this is because Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States. The poem “ Coca Cola and Coco Frio” by Martin Espada is a great example of someone who encounters the Americanized culture of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is struggling to preserve their own identity. On July 25, 1898 United States troops invaded Puerto Rico during the Spanish American War ....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Martin Espada] 1717 words
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Female Agency in African History: From Solidarity to Innovation - Title For many Westerners, Africa is stereotyped as a continent of tribes with primitive social structures and hierarchies. Included in this stereotype is an idea of the African woman as subservient, vulnerable and in need of protection. However, reality shows these notions are incredibly misguided. Although there is no denying that males functioned as the dominant sex in Africa, there are many historical analyses which show that women often had an active social role. One such analysis is “The Iyalode in the Traditional Yoruba Political System,” an essay by Bolanle Awe, which describes the role women played in the governing systems of the Yoruba people of West Africa....   [tags: Culture ] 1709 words
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Alfred Kinsey FBI File Analysis - ... District Judge Edmund L. Palmieri, which stated that it was legal for “erotic” materials to be imported to the United States to the research institute on the basis that they were using the material for research purposes in a scientific study. It is unknown, through the articles, whether or not the institute actually obtained the erotic material because memorandum ended in 1959 and didn’t start again in this file till the 1965 Kinsey Report came out. It is known though, through the files, that Dr....   [tags: sexual behavior, Kinsey Report, sexuality]
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The Colector Crimes vs. Drug Crimes - Various crimes have select penalties in which they are accompanied with. As a part of the American way, fairness and justice is the prime concern in the court of law. However, some specific crimes do not seem to fit the punishment. Although these serious offenses are in fact crimes, their penalties coincide with unlawful acts that effect more people, and therefore should not be of the same punishment. Examples of these unequal ratios are the comparisons between murder and kidnaping laws to those of drug crimes....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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Review of Business for the Glory of God - ... God did not solely give America the need to possess material things; he gave America the need to provide them still. Genesis 1:28 teaches us, “God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”" To subdue the world we have a tendency to take hold over it and every one it provides to. As we have a tendency to harvest material from the world like wheat into flour and flour into bread this makes America productive....   [tags: Wayne Grudem, biblical teachings, property, God]
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Legalization of Marijuana - Legalization of Marijuana This essay has problems with formatting Marijuana is a substance that has become very much a part of American culture. Nearly 65 million Americans have either used it occasionally or regularly. The use of marijuana hit mainstream America about thirty years ago and it has been accepted by a large segment of society ever since (Rosenthal 16). The debate on whether this substance should be legalized or not remains a very hot topic today. Despite government efforts to isolate and eliminate its use, it is clear that the use of marijuana is still very popular....   [tags: Marijuana Pot Legalize Weed Drugs Essays]
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Shamanism - Shamanism Shamanism in Anthropology has been an entity in a constant metamorphosis. It has always been considered exotic and its existence around the globe was never contradicted. However, over the years it did not receive the scholarly attention that it so requires. The age of discovery garnered a multitude of information on shamanism all over the world. The reporters invested a great deal of accuracy in the gathering of the information, but their observational skills were mostly underdeveloped....   [tags: essays research papers] 2041 words
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What Are the Dangers of Paranormal Research? - What are the dangers of paranormal research. John, being bored, turned to his good friend Charlie and asked if he might be interested in a little ghost hunt. They both agreed to travel to the nearby cemetery later that night. John had been watching a ghost hunting television series for weeks and became interested in re-searching the paranormal. John had watched ghost hunting expeditions so many times on tele-vision he thought he knew enough to go out and do it himself. So later that night John and Charlie had gone into the cemetery with their voice recorders, digital cameras, video cameras equipped with night vision, and a Ouija board....   [tags: Paranormal Research]
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Gender Relations in A Doll’s House and How Did I Miss You? - Gender Relations refers to the power relations between men and women. Under patriarchal society, men and women do not stand on an equal ground, men shows superiority and women have lower status than men. Under patriarchal values, men possess higher status and act a dominant role, women are obliged to live according to their gendered roles, to be submissive. This notion of gender relations is like a culture, it affects how men and women interact and perceive one another, it also propagates though interactions between men and women....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Character of John Proctor - Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is a statement to the 17th century witchcraft. The Crucible renders John Proctor as a puritan, a husband, and a highly respected man. His name is his prime possession. John Proctor is a farmer and a villager who is faced with intense dilemma. He also commits adultery, which becomes his tragic flaw. Therefore he is to make a decision to tell the truth and ruin his name or lie and save his most prized possession. By this John Proctor is portrayed as an honest, tenacious, and faithful man....   [tags: 17th Century Witchcraft] 533 words
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Natural Equality and Civil Society - Natural Equality and Civil Society According to John Locke in his "Second Treatise of Government", natural equality is an essential component of the state of nature; the ‘state of nature' being one of peace, tranquility, and equality, where there is no common power guided by reason. However, the lack of common power also supplies an inconvenience for the state of nature– the aptitude to fall into a state of war with no means to escape it. To avoid this "inconvenience", Locke finds it a necessity to form civil society ruled by a common authority of law....   [tags: Papers] 1276 words
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