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The Sacrifice of Life - A simple definition of sacrifice is to give up something for the sake of something else, whether it is for another human life, for an idea, or even for a belief. “She was 17 years old. He stood glaring at her, his weapon before her face. ‘Do you believe in God?’ She paused. It was a life-or-death question. ‘Yes, I believe in God.’ ‘Why?’ asked her executioner. But he never gave her the chance to respond. The teenage girl lay dead at his feet.” (DC Talk 17) This example of a sacrifice really happened at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO, on April 20, 1999....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Sacrifice and Cadaver Donation - Sacrifice and Cadaver Donation Though the practice of sacrifice is most commonly associated with devotional practices for specific religions, religious ceremony is not the sole arena for sacrificial rituals. In fact, sacrifice can be used loosely to describe any number of profane activities. Parents make sacrifices for their children; students often sacrifice fun for academic success, and athletes sacrifice social freedom and body comfort for their sport. Yet these examples of profane sacrifice are only related to religious sacrifice distantly, the definition of sacrifice must be stretched quite a bit in order for these secular compromises to be equated with the ritual offerings and practic...   [tags: Religion Death Dying Essays]
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Death Through Sacrifice - Death Through Sacrifice Death is one of the most terrible things we humans have to go through. Where do we go after death. Is there a Hell or a Heaven. These are questions that still remain without answers. Since remote times, men have wondered about this, but not even technology has helped us to find answers. Some people are said to have answers; it is true they do have answers, but answers that mainly fix their religious beliefs. Almost all religions have a theory about death, but they vary from one to another, and sometimes the difference is big....   [tags: Greek Culture Traditions Papers]
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The Significance of Sacrifice in Buddhist Practice - The Significance of Sacrifice in Buddhist Practice The self-immolation of Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc at a busy intersection in Saigon on June 11, 1963 utterly shocked most Americans who could not fathom why a person would commit such a horrific act. Without trying to explore any feasible explanations within this man’s religion, many decided that he was probably just a fanatic who wanted to make a political statement in the most appalling manner possible. Was that the case. Was Quang Duc simply a political activist pushed to the limit, or was he acting with motivation derived from his religion....   [tags: Religion]
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Sacrifice In A Tale Of Two Cities - The Gift of a Lifetime: Sacrifice in a Tale of Two Cities Some men are engraved eternally in the hearts and minds of those he inspired. It is done so in a fashion that allows his name to live eternally, long after his ephemeral existence. However, what truly sets a man apart from his lesser counterparts is his willingness to give without taking. Indeed, the pioneer aviator and author Anne Morrow Lindbergh puts it best when she says, “to give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own” In Charles Dickens’s A Tale of two Cities , Dickens shows the inherent goodness of his characters ....   [tags: Charles Dickens] 1417 words
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Evaluation of the poem Sacrifice - Evaluation of the poem Sacrifice The title of the poem is 'sacrifice', this gives you a first impression of the poem. It gives a feeling of giving something up. When you think about the word sacrifice, it also can mean self-sacrifice, to some people this could be t do with religion, (Jesus sacrificed himself on the cross), or a greater good. In stanza one, the first three words, 'as he move' this tell, us a lot. It informs us that whatever is going on, there is, a man or a boy is involved....   [tags: Papers] 865 words
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Ishmael, the Sacrifice of Abraham - Ishmael, the Sacrifice of Abraham Introduction The tragedy of strained relations between Islamic and Judeo-Christian countries is a part of everyday life. One need only pick up a newspaper or check the news story of the day via television, radio, or internet to learn of the latest violent attack by a suicide bomber or military retaliation on such an attack. The terrorist attacks have been perpetrated by countries that are predominantly Islamic with the counter attacks coming from a well-armed Israel, supported by US arms sales as well as US silence....   [tags: Islam History Religion Religious Papers]
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The Cycle of Sacrifice in the Roman Catholic Mass - The Cycle of Sacrifice in the Roman Catholic Mass The Christian Church is centered on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is what set the early Christians apart from their Jewish roots. In the Christian Church the notion of sacrifice is based on Jesus Christ as the ultimate sacrifice. This comes from a long tradition of sacrifice throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. In the Jewish tradition there are sacrifices made at certain times of the year. For example, traditionally during Passover each family has a rabbi sacrifice a lamb....   [tags: Religion Christianity Judaism Essays]
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Love and Self-Sacrifice in the Matrix Trilogy - Love and Self-Sacrifice in the Matrix Trilogy The Matrix Trilogy can be viewed in a number of different ways. Some audiences saw the films as simply science fiction and the idea of good verses evil however many looked deeper to see the many others themes and ideas that the films put forward. One of the key themes that permeates all three films is the notion of self-sacrifice and how these acts of self-sacrifice come from love. The love is not always between two people and is not always the traditional style of love that we know but a love none the less....   [tags: Papers] 908 words
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Bush: the National Guard, Tennis, and Sacrifice - Some now decry the way George W. Bush served our country during the Vietnam era. They point out that when he was obligated to serve, April 1972 to May 1973, he apparently did not show up. They are overlooking the quality of W's service. Why, he served our country then every bit as well as Dan Quayle, his father's vice-president. Quayle did his best to protect the golf courses of Indiana from military invasion from abroad. W, we know, did no less. In fact, he did more. He volunteered. He extended himself beyond the exertions of Dan Quayle's golf sorties....   [tags: Politics] 378 words
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Essay About Love: Love is Sacrifice - I left work today realizing just how fortunate I am to be on the track towards a successful career. And on top of that, the fact that I actually enjoy my job makes it even better. It's definitely been a long road. I think about how I had to deal with rude and ignorant customers as a convenient store cashier during junior high, the strenuous labor working alongside my mother at the dry cleaners in high school, and then finally those dreaded double shifts waiting tables for three years during college....   [tags: essay about love] 1158 words
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Christians' Beliefs On Sacrifice of Human Life - Christians' Beliefs On Sacrifice of Human Life Works Cited Missing Well sacred has three meanings. Sacred means holy; we are a creation of God and we are holy because he made us. Godlike as we are made in the image and likeness of God. Precious because everything God creates is precious and as we are the most powerful beings on earth we are most precious of all. "Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves. God created man in the image of himself" (Genesis 1:26-27) This passage shows us how we resemble God and in essence life should be respected....   [tags: Papers] 535 words
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The Nature of Sacrifice in the History and Ideology of Gush Emunim - The Nature of Sacrifice In The History And Ideology Of The Gush Emunim There can be no argument that by living in small settlements in the hostile and explosive West Bank and Gaza Strip, Gush Emunim settlers are making some sort of sacrifice. Surrounded no doubt by hostile Palestinians who feel that the Israelis are occupying their home, religious settlers face the potential for violence and death on a daily basis. In what is becoming a more perilous state of affairs in Israel with each suicide bombing, shooting spree, or IDF incursion into the Palestinian territories and refugee camps, perhaps no one on the Israeli side faces as constant a risk of danger than the Gush Emunim....   [tags: Israel Middle East Political Essays]
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Loyalty and Sacrifice in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck was born in 1902, in California's Salinas Valley, a region that would eventually serve as the setting for Of Mice and Men, as well as many of his other works. He studied literature and writing at Stanford University. He then moved to New York City and worked as a laborer and journalist for five years, until he completed his first novel in 1929, Cup of Gold. With the publication of Tortilla Flat in 1935, Steinbeck achieved fame and became a popular author. He wrote many novels about the California laboring class....   [tags: Steinbeck Of Mice and Men Essays] 556 words
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Essay on Sacrifice in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Sacrifice in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight There are many different types of heroism that exist among the heroes of past and present. Heroism usually is thought of as battling and triumphing over an obstacle, or conquest of a fair-maiden’s love. But notice what this passage from the Mahabharata says about “The True Hero.” Heroes of many kinds are proclaimed: hear from me, then, their goals. Rewards are assigned to the families of heroes and also to the hero himself. Heroes of sacrifice, heroes of self-control; others who are heroes of truth; heroes of battle are also proclaimed, and men who are heroes of giving....   [tags: Sir Gawain Green Knight Essays] 665 words
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Les Miserables, Theme (forgiveness, Self Sacrifice, And Courage) - “It is precisely of him that I wished to speak. Dispose of me as you please; but help me first to carry him home. I only ask that of you.” Upon examination of Les Miserables, it is clearly evident that the elements of Forgiveness, Self – Sacrifice, and Courage are only a few of the main themes Hugo wanted to develop. First off, is the element of forgiveness. In a book of mistrust, poverty, and hate…forgiveness thrives in the world of Les Miserables. The first example of this was at the very beginning, when Jean Valjean stayed with the bishop....   [tags: essays research papers] 991 words
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The Mirabal Family Hero - ... While dancing with Trujillo Minerva states" You gave the women the vote in 42. You encouraged the founding of the women's branch in the Dominican party. You've always been an advocate for women."(66). Minerva pleaded her case to Trujillo in why she is going to law school & why he should let her. Minerva was not scared of Trujillo she told him what she wanted and that eventually he was going to give it to her. " I can see my hand in an endless slow motion "Minerva states (67). Trujillo harasses Minerva by touching her in an un pleasant way, Minerva defends herself by slapping him, doing something no other woman would dare to do....   [tags: courage, sacrifice. danger] 554 words
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What Values are Sacrificed for Freedom? - Many personal values are sacrificed in order to maintain freedom in the country. Freedom is kept by fighting against enemies in wars. Wars take a tremendous toll on the people in the country. Many of the things sacrificed for freedom are people’s lives, freedom, money, health, and emotions. Fighting for freedom turns out to be an ironic event. It is ironic because freedom is sacrificed to guard it. Many brave men and women give up their daily lives so they can be shipped off to a place where they must follow orders and engage in combat....   [tags: Values, Freedom, war,] 419 words
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Love And Sacrifices - Love and Sacrifices What does it mean to love another. To love another person means to feel compassionate towards them, to "feel" what they feel. Caring about someone, and what happens to them is also a sign of love. Sharing a relationship with someone means that you have to be responsible and have to be aware that there will be times when things go wrong. Loving someone means taking these "wrong" things and trying to fix them. What are some signs of love. Making sacrifices is one sign of devotion to another person....   [tags: essays research papers] 540 words
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Mahatma Gandhi's Extraordinary Contribution to India’s Freedom Movement - ... For instance, he refused to replace the Indians on British’s realm – because Gandhi believed that if that was all they have achieved, hence the ‘true freedom’ has yet to be achieved. On the other hand, Gandhi wanted to banish the value system and the life style of the British and totally substituted with a simpler, more spiritual as well as communal life. In an independent-self context, Mahatma Gandhi portrayed his inimitable preferences towards resolving violence. Gandhi fought the evil simply by substituting love into hatred, he has inspired the world with his faith in justice for all mankind by fighting against the British to bring about peace with non-violence; combined with his sinc...   [tags: peace, value system, sacrifice] 560 words
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How to Survive on a Limited Budget - ... These individuals consider shopping necessary. It is important to adjust the budget each month if you have more expenditures than monies available and make the changes to reflect your current expenses. To begin add in the monthly income, regular monthly expenses and an average, an amount for unexpected expenses that can arise every month. Include a monthly sum to be deposited in a checking or savings account. Be determined with your decision to budget and face the situation with a good attitude....   [tags: sacrifice, expenses, expenses] 540 words
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Mark Twain's Use of Realism - Realism has been formed from the root word “real”; depending on how the word is used realism can be sued in many ways. We often use the word realism when analyzing characters or objects in novels, stories, or even in movies. Realism is the mindset a person has in a particular situation at the giving time (for example if it’s snow outside, than, we know to dress for the cold weather because it’s snow outside; we don’t have to come outside to see if it’s cold).Realism can also be referred to realistic or realist meaning that things can be describes from a social, emotional, or a visual view; anything can be realism, realistic, or realist....   [tags: emotion, gamble, sacrifice] 515 words
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Hellenistic Marriages Can Be Mutually Supportive - Hellenistic views of marriage are very different from modern views in many ways, and because of these differences, it can be easy to dismiss archaic and Athenian marriages as loveless or purely functional. However, it should be noted that there are definite examples of these marriages being mutually supportive and loving. One can see these characteristics especially well in two works, Oeconomicus by Xenophon, and Alcestis by Euripides. Although different, these two stories demonstrate both the mutual support and love that can be found in Hellenistic marriages....   [tags: Marry Sacrifice Love Essays] 1561 words
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The Hunger Games: Sacrifices That People Make and Relationships - Love reminds you that nothing else matters, all you need is love, and love is what makes the world go round. I never really knew that such short, common phrases could be so harmful. Because it seems like today everyone’s just throwing around the idea that love is a Band Aid and will heal all your wounds, or that love is the one thing in life that really truly matters. Due to this, certain people can feel incomplete, and in some cases, depressed. First I want to talk about sacrafices people tend to make for love....   [tags: love triangle, cinderella, prince] 577 words
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The Sacrifice - Aspects of Killing in The Sacrifice To kill does not only mean to take ones life, but instead it also carries the meaning of ending an important factor in ones life. Killing also has a lot of other meanings, but the main factor of killing leads to death there are many more the author Adele Wiseman displays the many different aspects to kill in the novel The Sacrifice, by dealing with a lot of situations that would kill an individuals heart. (I.e. Loss of a loved one, etc.) The ways to kill an individual portrayed in the novel are removal from religious beliefs, Racism to the two brothers, and the death of Laiah....   [tags: essays research papers] 560 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Sacrificial Scenes in the Poem "Sacrifice" and Chapter Eight of the Novel "Life of Pi" - The poem, Sacrifice, and chapter 8 of the novel, Life of Pi, both speak about a sacrificial scene. Both the texts have used a few features in common to create this horror and shock in the reader’s mind. They have both described the whole scene as completely disgusting and frightening. There are many similarities in the way the two texts have used the literary features. And, there are just as many differences. The two texts use similar imageries of sense to show how scary the scene is. When Pi feels his ‘mother’s hand on’ his ‘beating heart’ and when the goat says ‘four calloused hands imprison my jerking legs’, they both show touch imagery....   [tags: sacrifice, life of pi] 568 words
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Defining Sacrifice - What does it mean to sacrifice. According to the World English Dictionary, the noun meaning of sacrifice is the surrender of something of value as a means of gaining something more desirable or of preventing some evil. Additionally, the verb meaning of sacrifice according to Dictionary.com is to surrender or give up, or permit injury or disadvantage to, for the sake of something else. In my opinion, sacrifice is the act in which something is pushed aside for the sake of something of a greater value or significance....   [tags: Language ]
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Sacrifice by Fire - Sacrifice by fire. The pleading children, the debilitating elderly, and the cynical women all have the same look of fear when they hear the word “Holocaust.” Approximately six million brave Jews were brutally murdered during the dreadful era of the Holocaust. These Jews were ordinary humans who hadn’t committed a crime, hadn’t encouraged any riots and hadn’t leveled any threats. They were citizens of their home countries who had the capability of contributing several intellectual achievements to the world....   [tags: Human Rights]
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Sacrifice as an Expression of Religion - The greatest expression of one's religion and worship is found in sacrifice. Sacrifice is defined as "man's intimate relationship with Almighty God (Catholic Biblical Encyclopedia, 786)." Sacrifice in the Old Testament was the most important act a man could perform to show his love for God. Sacrifice consists of this, that man must take an important part of his life, such as an animals, or food, and offer it as a gift to God and at the same time make it a victim in place of himself to acknowledge God's absolute majesty (Catholic Biblical Encyclopedia 786)....   [tags: Religion Religious ] 1001 words
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A Modern American Generation's Sacrifice - ... Brad Akin, who fought in the Iraq War in 2003, recently asserted in an article that he, along with his fellow comrades, are proud of their service in Iraq. He asserts that they “freed those people [the Iraqis] from a dictator.” Clearly, American men and women still laud the quiet sense of civic duty. Another crucial challenge the contemporary generation faces within the United States today are monetary problems. As a result of the stock-market crash that took place in 2008 at the end of President George Bush’s term, more than 2.6 million Americans lost their jobs, and incomes were significantly reduced....   [tags: military service, fight for freedom, Iraq] 526 words
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A Response to Night of the Scorpion and Sacrifice - A Response to Night of the Scorpion and Sacrifice Both Nissim Ezekien and Taufiq Rafat are writing the poem from the point of view of a older person living in the western world looking back at the culture that hey were brought up in and the differences in ways of life and beliefs. "Sacrifice" tells the story of how a goat was slaughtered to bless a house about to be built and the struggle that a young onlooker is having comprehending why it is happening. "Night Of The Scorpion" also accounts a young boy watching his mother suffering from a scorpion sting and all the attempts to save her....   [tags: Papers] 573 words
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My Great Sacrifice When My Husband was Deployed - ... Being a military spouse, you know that you will have to eventually face a deployment. Until that day arrives, you do not realize the difficulties and challenges that occur when missing a spouse. A goodbye to someone deploying is much different than any other goodbye. Your head is filled with thoughts of “Will I see you again?” and “This may be our last embrace so make it a good one!” Every fear runs through you while holding onto the one you love. You do not want to let go, but at the same time you have this sense of pride because you know he is fighting for our country and making this sacrifice....   [tags: pregnant, military, devastated] 521 words
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Sacrifice in Life of Pi, Pi by Yann Martel - ... To achieve happiness you will end up sacrificing. This can be either an object, mental state, physical well being, and even self awareness. There are many different ways to achieve being happy. In Life of Pi, Pi faced many challenges where he had to make choices to survive on the ocean. Since he was on the ocean for such a long period of time, there would have been a big change of his own criteria of what happy felt to him. Instead of feeling excited to wake up in the zoo everyday, he now felt excited to wake up alive after an untold night in the middle of the ocean....   [tags: happiness, richard parker] 544 words
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Story about a Princess - The princess' sacrifices seem to be exaggerated examples of things a lot of girls do to get a guy to like them. Although they might not feign an injury and not walk for months, I have tall friends who avoid wearing heels so they don't tower over guys. I also know many tall women who refuse to date anyone shorter than them because, “it just wouldn't be right.” Height is usually associated with power, dominance, and prestige. So it follows that if a woman is taller than a man, she can be seen as being greater than him....   [tags: Gender, Sacrifice] 581 words
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Loss of Humanities Should Not be a Sacrifice of Eduction - ... This shows that the decline of these subjects has had a considerable effect towards humanities we won't be getting the education which is important for us. Humanities offer students to obtain an efficient career thus reducing it will cause less students to take it and unemployment rates will accelerate rapidly. To continue, another disadvantage is that many students won't be qualified to be ready for their vocational life. The article says, " At the University of Washington, for example, in recent years, as many as one-quarter of the students found they were unable to get into a humanities course," (Cohen 23)....   [tags: vacational life, unemployment, expenses] 599 words
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Suffering, Sacrifice and Punishment under the Tyranny of Beauty - What woman doesn't want to be beautiful. Women want to please and will go to extreme measures to achieve the beauty ideal. Over the centuries, women have mauled and manipulated just about everybody part - lips, eyes, ears, waists, skulls, foreheads, stomachs, breasts and feet - that did not fit into the cookie-cutter ideal of a particular era's ideal of beauty and perfection. Women have suffered, sacrificed and punished themselves under the tyranny of beauty. For example, during the Renaissance, well-born European women plucked out hairs, one by one, from their natural hairline all the way back to the crowns of their heads, to give them the high rounded foreheads thought to be beautiful...   [tags: history of beauty for women] 539 words
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Greek Religion: Polytheistic - The gods are a major part of the Polytheistic Greek religion. There were many different gods of Greece. The Olympian gods led by Zeus and there were also other gods in the epic poem known as the Iliad. The Gods were called upon a lot. The purpose for them was to have an advantage or to have a better way of completing task in the easiest way possible. Each god had his or her own distinct personality and domain. For example Ares the Ancient Greek god of war. The greek militia may sometimes if not always pray to him for extra help in a battle....   [tags: Sacrifice, Gods, Temples] 572 words
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Deborah Lamb Reaches Out to Communities with Stand at the Crossroads Ministry - In the community there are a lot of groups that have an impact in the csra, but the one that has made a significant difference is stand at the crossroad ministries. Stand at the cross roads ministry is run by Debora lamb who is willing to accept people from every walk of life despite their past. Through her background, sacrifice and what Deborah Lamb dose as the director of stand at the crossroads has become an asset to the community. Debora lamb can relate to the young women and the ladies that come into stand at the crossroads ministry because, “I have walked the same roads as many of the women who we minister to, I can be an encouragement to them that they one day will not only be d...   [tags: faith, sacrifice, acceptance] 514 words
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The Analytical View of a Nebraskan Opinion of A Wagner Matinee - In the past there have been stories concocted from within the depths of writer’s minds, portraying what they know and what could be. However there seem to always be casualties by the sharp words that have been thrust into the world. “A Wagner Matinee” is no exception due to the reference of Nebraska and its occupants. The Nebraskans believed that Cather, the author, was intentionally insulting them, but Cather claimed that it was a tribute to the pioneer way of life. I would Argue that the story really is a tribute the pioneer way of life through three main ideas of the story: Aunt Georgiana’s sacrifice, how Clark live as a child, and Aunt Georgiana’s survival of the west....   [tags: pioneer, tribute, sacrifice, survivial] 568 words
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Ethics: God and Abraham - The first problem, “Is there a teleological suspension of the ethical?” begins by declaring that the ethical is the universe which applies to everyone. However, our purpose in the universe, is to act ethically. “As soon as the single individual wants to assert himself in his particularity, in direct opposition to the universe, he sins, and only by recognizing this can he again reconcile himself with the universe” (Kierkegaard, 1985, p. 83). I think that this statement makes sense because we cannot move forward in life unless we acknowledge the mistakes that we have made....   [tags: universe, ethics, sacrifice] 545 words
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Living the Dream in The Great Gastby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The “American dream” is the idea that happiness and material comfort are achievable by people of any background. However, the American dream is not strictly American; it lives throughout the world. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the characters are focused on living the American dream in the roaring 20’s. In this time period, people were abandoning their strict morals in lieu of parties and fun. Everyone had an optimistic outlook on life and wanted their American dream. The American dream has a different meaning for everyone, but it always requires sacrifices, which Gatsby has made, but he still does not feel he is living the American dream....   [tags: happiness, sacrifice, goal]
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The Differing Legacies of Rulers in Antiogne - Once a self-sacrificing individual dies, their legacy begins; but, once a dictator dies, his or her fame and image dies with him or her. This statement above is valid as a result of citizens who don't fondly mention their cruel ruler, like Creon once he passes away. However a martyr, like Antigone, is remembered for her deeds that are considered self-sacrificing. Creon won't be remembered as a result of his choice to not permit Antigone to bury her dead brother Polynices. Creon choses to execute Antigone for attempting to bury her brother....   [tags: sacrifice, beliefs, cruel]
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Comparison of Jackson's Short Story The Lottery to the Film - ... In the film adaptation “The Lottery” it gives away some very distinctive key elements to the story in the beginning. Therefore, knowing what is going to happen before it occurs. The quote for quote from the story to the film is well constructive yet emotionless; coming from a different person perspective one might find the film to be interesting and or disgusting. Jackson opens up with “the morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green” (156)....   [tags: tradition, sacrifice, emotionless] 598 words
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The Sun Dance and The Sunrise Dance - The Sun Dance was usually performed in a time of great crisis for an individual or a tribe, and involved a considerable amount of goods and a significant physical sacrifice. Performed in a large ceremonial tipi, the dancers would appeal to the Almighty through dance and sacrifice. These dances would be performed for many reasons, but one of the crises could be an illness in the family, in which case the dancers would seek aid from Thunder, voice of the Almighty. Another Dance was the Sunrise Dance, which was both a medical and celebratory dance....   [tags: tribe, sacrifice, native americans] 656 words
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Beowulf's Epic Heroism - In Beowulf the poem, Beowulf is considered to be an epic hero, he is different than just a regular hero. At the time, except for the King, warriors were the most honored and respected. Throughout this poem the author expresses that Beowulf is a true epic hero. What makes an epic hero. An epic hero must undertake a quest to achieve something tremendous value to his nation, must be super-human, and protects his people and their ideals. Beowulf is one of the greatest warriors of all time to protect his nation and people, he is a perfect candidate of an epic hero....   [tags: Grendel's Defeat, Sacrifice] 588 words
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My Sacrifice for Clair - A dozy morning awakens before my eyes. A warm breast rushes throughout the room bring in the fresh sent of rain and roses all about me. I wake up in this room with pale walls and plush blue green carpet. The carpet lay softly under my feet in a room tat is not truly mine. I put on this mask who I truly am. My black hair cascades freely down my back in lose,curled,tangles. My crystal blue eyes like frost, that turn to puddles of liquid silver when my grad is down are framed my snow pale skin. I look up from my thoughts to see her face....   [tags: personal narrative] 647 words
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Beauty and the Beast by Madame Le Prince De Beaumont, Little Mermaid by Andersen and Cinderella by Perrault - Young girls are often stuck in a world of make believe, they are fed fairytales, dream up unimaginable views of reality and believe everyone will find their prince charming. This unrealistic perspective is formed through their experiences with different fairytales. As G.K. Chesterton tells the fairytale are a realistic world for children, “Fairy tales are more than true — not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten”. Fairytales lead these girls to believe that in order to find true love there is some sort of intense journey one must go on....   [tags: love, sacrifice, Cinderella, Little Mermaid]
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Why Was the Parthenon Dedicated to Athena? - The Parthenon was an amazing and important temple. Dedicated to Athena, the goddess of war and wisdom, it was a very important temple to the Greeks. Greeks worshiped all of their gods by building temples for them and giving sacrifices. Most of the sacrifices were sacred tiles designed especially for the gods, not many were human. What was the Parthenon. Dedicated to Athena Parthenos (Athena the virgin) goddess of war and wisdom. Every god and goddess had worship temples to assure everything went well and nothing bad happened....   [tags: temple, sacrifices, tiles, gods, humans]
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Worship Without Sacrifice - What exactly does Gandhi intend to tell us by stating “worship without sacrifice” as one of the seven deadly social sins. This statement can be interpreted by first taking knowledge of what these individual words define. The word worship can be seen as being and doing in passion with our highest religious, spiritual, moral beliefs or principles. Sacrifice means willingly giving, surrendering or letting go of something for the sake of something or someone. Thus, worship with sacrifice is being willing to give or give up something to live our highest religious principles....   [tags: religion, fundamentalism, Ghandi]
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My Attempted Sacrifice - *** It’s dark; so dark. I hide just behind the lamp-post, because sooner or later somebody will notice me out of my bed. It’s 10:30 PM; My siblings and I always go to bed at 7, while Mom and Dad sleep at 10 and 11 PM, respectively. The young man I’ve targeted must have fallen asleep on the sidewalk. A stray. Very quietly, I walk just a few inches towards him, lowering my breaths as well. As criminal as it may seem, I’m only obeying Anne’s orders; Anne is my doll. She never hates me, and I never try to upset her....   [tags: personal narrative] 774 words
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The Importance of Sacrifice in Hesse’s Siddhartha - Pablo Picasso once said, “Every positive value has its price in negative terms.” When a person is in search of “the good life,” it is inevitable that sacrifices must be made in order to attain that favorable end goal. What these people sacrifice, or their “cost of the good life,” can take many different forms. Contrary to popular belief, a cost could potentially affect one’s emotional and physical status, and not just one’s economic status. A cost could even take a toll on society as a whole....   [tags: Enlightenment, Siddhartha Essays]
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Silphi Somaya Gowda's Secret Daughter - Families in poverty often have to make painful sacrifices in order to survive. Women in third world countries during the 1980s often had to put their families’ needs above their own. In the novel Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, through the use of flashbacks, negative tone and painful diction, the author emphasizes the sacrifices and grief poverty forces Kavita to endure in order to ensure a better life for her family. The use of flashbacks displays the painful sacrifices poverty leads Kavita to make in order to guarantee the betterment of her family....   [tags: sacrifice]
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Sacrifice for Love in a Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens - The French Revolution was a period between 1789 and 1799 when the lower class overthrew the aristocracy. A Tale of Two Cities written by Charles Dickens in 1859 occurs during the French Revolution. In the desperate time of the French Revolution, especially in this novel, individuals were willing to make sacrifices for the love of their families, their safety, and their country. Dickens represents this throughout the novel. In A Tale of Two Cities, many sacrifices, such as Dr. Manette sacrificing his sanity to save Charles Darnay, Miss Pross sacrificing her hearing to keep Lucie safe, and Sydney Carton making the ultimate sacrifice by substituting himself for Darnay at the Guillotine, are ma...   [tags: french revolution, lower class]
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The Importance of Religion in Aztec and Incas Cultures - ... Cusco, the capital, is located in Peru. Religion was an important part of this progressive culture. The Incas left no written text about their religious practices and much of the Inca art was melted down by the Spanish for their gold. The only information we have are the stories passed from generation to generation and through eye witness accounts, and archeological finds. They worshipped nature and believed the sun, the moon, and mountains were all created by Viracocha, the god of creation....   [tags: sacrifice, empire, celebration] 625 words
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The Altar a Poem by George Hebert - ... The first couplet of the poem states, “A broken ALTAR, Lord thy servant rears / Made of a heart, and cemented with tears” (1-2). The poem states that the altar is broken, however, because this poem is metaphysical it is safe to assume that the speaker’s heart is broken too. The altar is not literally made of the speaker’s heart but the two objects are symbolically interchangeable. Stating the altar is “made of heart” and “cemented with tears” is textual evidence that verifies the brokenness of the speaker’s heart in comparison to the altar, and therefore reveals the metaphysical conceit at work within the poem....   [tags: metaphysical poem, lord, sacrifice] 702 words
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Lucie's Loving Ways in Charles Dickens´A Tale of Two Cities - ... This requires great sacrifice, but, later in the novel, Lucie also takes on the task of caring for the rest of her family. While quietly sitting in her house, listening to footsteps, Lucie is “Ever busily winding the golden thread that bound them all together, weaving the service of her happy influence through the tissue of all their lives, and making it predominate nowhere” (Dickens 216). Lucie’s “golden thread” is the single thing holding the family together, keeping peace and eliciting happiness through her sacrifices....   [tags: love, sacrifice, family, interactions]
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Themes in the Hunger Games by Suzanna Collins - ... In punishment for the uprising, each 12 districts must provide a boy and a girl, called tributes, to participate.’ This quote from the book shows how the Capitol has made a law that they punish the districts because they were all smothered to bits and district 13 has been fully destroyed by the Capitols army. Although this book shows how Katniss resists the kinds of power against the capitol for example. How she salutes into the air in the games and everybody sees or when Rue dies and Katniss cover her with flowers....   [tags: Sacrifice, Competition, Power]
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Biblical Themes Within the Harry Potter Series - ... Harry was resurrected by Albus Dumbledore in a way. After Voldemort tried to murder him a second time using the killing curse Harry went into a dream state where he met with Dumbledore who gave him a choice to live or die. Jesus and Harry are more alike than people think. It's not just because they both died for the people around them. Jesus Christ stripped the devil of his powers just like Harry stripped Voldemort of his. They both saw the enemy, stood up to them and they conquered. Fawkes, the Phoenix is a symbol of the Holy Spirit....   [tags: christ, dying, sacrifice] 692 words
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Uncommon Courage: The Creation of a Hero - ... For instance, 1,000 middle school and high school students sacrifice there time in order to participate n the City Year Youth Heroes Program. In the TIME magazine, Teens Team Up to Give Back, Caroline Kennedy states, “At an age when most kids are more interested in sleeping late and hanging out, Michael and more than 1,000 other middle and high schoolers in 16 cities across the country are getting up early on Saturday morning for a full day of community service in the City year Young Heroes program.” Would you have been willing to get up early to make a positive change and performing a service project....   [tags: sacrifice, courage, fire] 664 words
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The Ancient Religion of the Mexican Aztecs - ... Aztecs believed the myth of the Four Past Worlds where Ometeotl’s four sons were given the task of creating the world and humans to live in it. The sons created, fought and violently destroyed each others’ worlds until the new Earth and Sun were born. The two Gods, Tezcatlipoca and Quetzalcotl, met a great Earth monster Tlaltecuhtli and killed her, threw her tail into the sky to make the heavens. They fashioned the earth from her head and trees, flowers, herbs grew from her hair. Her eyes become small caves and springs, her mouth great rivers and caverns, and her nose the deep valleys and high mountains on land....   [tags: human sacrifice, rituals, beliefs] 724 words
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My First Books Were the Heroes of Olympus Series - ... Along the way the three learned a lot about each other and about themselves. Percy regained a lot of his memories back, Hazel shared with the two that she had died and her father, Pluto, allowed her to escape the underworld to live again, and Frank could be whatever he wanted to be, as it said in the book numerous times. However, his life depended on a stick, and if it burned out so would his life. In Alaska there was a big fight trying to save Thanatos. They eventual freed Thanatos from the giant, Alycyoneus....   [tags: greek, mythology, sacrifice]
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Dying the Death of a Martyr - ... By stating this Holden reveals he appreaictes a martyr more than the beloved characters. Holden values a sacrice and devotion to your conviction over popular opinon. Holden admires Mercuitio and views him as honorable. Holden also views Allie as honorable (quote)…Holden also shows a deep respect and posses a positive view of James Castle. James Castle, was one of Holden’s classmates at Pencey. Regarding James Castale suicide Holden States……………….. Holden constantly carries around a burden of guilt about how children, in general, lose their innocence; this includes Allie....   [tags: honorable, sacrifice, devoted] 1371 words
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The Structure of the Book, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - ... Someone can plan, dream, work hard, and strive to achieve whatever they want, but sometimes, the slightest turn of events can shatter their entire aspiration. George and Lennie were also the best of friends. Even though George had to sacrifice a lot for Lennie to live comfortably, and he may of said he wanted out, them having each other kept them sane. The irony there was George ending his best friend’s life, but not out of meanness. Lennie would have faced the rest of his life behind bars, or would have died under Curley’s rage....   [tags: sacrifice, great depression, friend]
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