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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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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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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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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 - Of Mice and Men: Loyalty and Sacrifice 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....   [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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Sacrifice and the American Dream in the Works of E.L Doctorow - Sacrifice and the American Dream in the Works of E.L Doctorow       Throughout the works of E.L. Doctorow, many facets of American society are explored, ranging from the plight of the homeless to the idiosyncrasies of the rich. A persistent theme prevalent in all of his novels is the existence of the American dream. He seems fascinated by upward social mobility, especially when it involves the impoverished and underprivileged. Yet Doctorow also points out that with the success or attempted success of the American dream, one must make sacrifices, compromising morality, physical well-being, conscience, or identity....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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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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Canterbury Tales - Linking Griselda of The Clerk's Tale to the Biblical Sacrifice of Abraham - Linking Griselda of The Clerk's Tale and the Biblical Sacrifice of Abraham       The Clerk's Tale seems to strike most readers as a distasteful representation of corrupt sovereignty and emotional sadism; few can find any value in Walter's incessant urge to test his wife's constancy, and the sense that woman is built for suffering is fairly revolting to most modern sensibilities. Nevill Coghill, for instance, described the tale as "too cruel, too incredible a story," and he notes that "even Chaucer could not stand it and had to write his marvelously versified ironic disclaimer" (104-5)....   [tags: Clerk's Tale Essays]
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An Acceptable Sacrifice of Praise and Worship Songs in Today’s Church - An Acceptable Sacrifice of Praise and Worship Songs in Today’s Church In this year of our Lord 2002, many issues beset the Church. Christians have always been called to interpret the ways of the world, and to live lives worthy of Jesus Christ, our savior and Lord. One of Christ’s commands was: “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed with the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2). Today in America, this commandment is more than usually relevant, with the rise of popular or mass culture, which of necessity affects many Christians....   [tags: Religion Christianity Essays]
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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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Marriages Can Be Mutually Supportive - 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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History Other - Mikey Ritualistic Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Mythology The ritual of sacrifice in Greek literature played a prominent role in societal influence, defining many aspects of their culture. Sacrifice was the foundation of moral concern, as well as an effective means of narrative development in Greek tragedy. The thematic reoccurrence of sacrifice in Greek literature reveals its symbolic importance. At a time when politics and religion were one in the same, sacrifice was crucial in regulating governmental issues....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Slavery Through Christianity - Slavery Through Christianity When Virgil wrote about Aeneus and Dido’s passionate affair, he showed how the unfortunate mixture of lust, love, and divine intervention could result in tormented hearts. The word “Love” in the context of the above quote refers to the desire the couple felt for each other, an erotic, impulsive force that consumed their lives and made them forget their responsibilities as leaders. Dido’s suicide further shows how this force drove her heart to the extreme....   [tags: Religion Love Essays] 1779 words
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Joy Luck Club - Joy Luck Club In The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, one examines the story of four Chinese families throughout the generations. By examining specific examples of sacrifice within each of the four families, sacrifice will be proved to be one of the main themes of the story. Ying-Ying St. Clair made quite a precious sacrifice while she was in China. The sacrifice was 14 years of her life. That which adds to this sacrifice is that the years make up the time from which she was age 18-32, which most people consider to be their prime years....   [tags: essays papers] 881 words
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Antigone - Life’s many ups and downs leads to many options There are many decisions you will need to make in life. Decisions such as deciding whether or not to make a sacrifice for someone. Every day there are many sacrifices being made. In fact life requires sacrifices to be made. Sacrifices such as dying for someone or choosing something instead of another. People also make sacrifices for what they believe in such as their beliefs or religion. Many people choose to make sacrifices for the people they love and care for such as family and friends....   [tags: essays research papers] 862 words
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Homely Business - Creation of the Universe It would be ignorant to believe that there is only one explanation for the creation of the universe. The Vedic hymns present several cosmogonies. There are many interpretations for these myths resulting from there documentation on various levels of culture. It is purposeless to quest for the origin of each of these cosmogonies because most of these ideas and beliefs represent a heritage transmitted from prehistory all over the ancient world. There are four essential types of cosmogonies that seem to have fascinated the Vedic poets and theologians....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Personal Narrative Social Aspects of the Piercing Trend - Personal Narrative Social Aspects of the Piercing Trend The world is a changing place and you never know what will become the new cool thing to do. Two universal ways of handling a situation are either to do so according to one's personal needs, or one can base a decision on how it will be seen by others. The vast majority of people fall on the side of being worried about what others are saying and thinking. People have a natural desire to belong, and to fit in with a certain group. No matter what group an individual chooses, that individual almost always is forced to sacrifice a part of them self in order to seem more a part of things....   [tags: Piercing, Expression] 317 words
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The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom - It may start with one simple spark in the darkest of times. When the walls of the world seem as though they are squeezing the life out of you, and you're trapped under the demands and desires of an overwhelming society; when you feel so broken inside, your identity is almost unrecognizable. When this pain feels as if it is too much to bear, it may be that one spark that suddenly lights your world anew and in some cases changes your life forever. I read it over the long hours of one night, unable to put it down, until suddenly the light of the sunrise penetrated my blinds....   [tags: Albom Literature] 1152 words
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The World of Phoenicia - The World of Phoenicia Around the 12th century BC, the Greeks gave the coastal region of the eastern Mediterranean the name Phoenicia. This name was so widely accepted that even the Romans adopted it at a later date. Phoenicia was the land between the Orontes River and Mount Carmel. The land was characterized early as the homeland or origination of the surviving Syro-Canaanite civilization. This unique civilization survived the many threats from other cultures of the 12th century BC. The Syro-Canaan civilization produced many interesting objects....   [tags: World History] 1406 words
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The Bean Trees - There were many sacrificial elements that existed in The Bean Trees. Sacrifices that the characters in the novel made for the benefit of others or themselves. These sacrifices played a role almost as significant as some of the characters in the book. Some prime examples of these sacrifices are Mattie’s will to offer sanction to illegal immigrants, the fact that Taylor sacrificed the whole success of her excursion by taking along an unwanted, abused Native-American infant, and Estevan and Esperanza’s decision to leave behind their daughter for the lives of seventeen other teacher union members....   [tags: essays research papers] 506 words
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Cults And Jews - Cults And Jews Cults are becoming more and more of an issue for Jews every day. Many cults are beginning to target Jews. They say you can believe in Jesus yet remain a Jew, or many other things like that. It is important for people to educate themselves of these cults and their recruiting techniques so that they will not be taken advantage of by these cults. Cults now are very different than they were in ancient times though. The Jews, rather than being targeted by cults, were themselves a cult....   [tags: essays research papers] 1012 words
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My Seminary Experience -      For about 90- 95% of the population in my school of around 1400 people, only .00003 % of them have to wake up at 7 o’clock every school day. This is exactly 4 people in the entire school, and is the amount of people I go to seminary with every morning at 6:30. Because of this my first day of high school was a little bit different from everyone else’s first day. While the rest of the kids in the town where still fast asleep in their beds I was showering and getting ready to go to a church class held at a house a few blocks away from my high school....   [tags: Education Personal Narratives School Essays] 628 words
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Atonement - Atonement I. Introduction How do we know we are not going to hell. How do we know we are going to heaven. How do we know that Christ dies for us. How do we know that Christ's death saved us from our sins. What is atonement. How do we know Christ is God. How does the Old Testament apply to all this. Hopefully all of these questions will be answered by the end of this paper. II. The meaning of Atonement One single or all encompassing definition of atonement is difficult or almost impossible to find....   [tags: Religion Religious God Christianity] 1817 words
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Blind Faith Exposed in The Victim of Aulis - Blind Faith Exposed in The Victim of Aulis      During World War II, an entire race of people was decimated as a result of blind adherence to one charismatic ruler; the holocaust has become emblematic of the senseless horror of war and the loss of innocent lives. Perhaps influenced by World War II, the Korean War, and the questioning of complete adherence to authority, whose seeds were just breaking through the glorious façade of the 1950's suburban idyll, Dannie Abse wrote "The Victim of Aulis" in 1951-6....   [tags: Victim of Aulis Essays]
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Lord Of The Flies - Primitive - "He looked in astonishment, no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger… He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling… The face of red and white and black swung through the air…" In the novel Lord of the Flies, an account of primitive religion is evident in the behavior of the hunting party. Initially, we will explore chant and uniform action and it’s spiritual effects on the human mind and soul. Secondly, it will be discussed how primitive peoples gain satisfaction from conducting the act of sacrifice....   [tags: essays research papers] 1129 words
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The Price of Revenge in Sleepers and Valentine - The Price of Revenge in Sleepers and Valentine Many people advocate the philosophy of "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth," but few of them realize that to take revenge is often to sacrifice oneself and that the very purpose of law is to put an end to revenge. People are willing to sacrifice their freedom, their careers, and even their lives for revenge. Lorenzo Carcaterra's novel Sleepers, and Tom Savage's novel, Valentine, evidently express this. Although its true that it might take couple of years for criminals to get what they deserve, most of the time the law gets the job done....   [tags: Sleepers Valentine] 798 words
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The Oresteia by Aeschylus: Guilty or Innocent - When a person is accused of a crime they are either found innocent or guilty. This is the basic idea of justice and it is what many feel needs to happen if someone has done something controversial. In the play The Oresteia by Aeschylus, the story of Clytemnestra guilt or innocents is questioned. She does many things that people are not too happy with and those controversial actions throughout the story, mainly in the first part Agamemnon get her into the trouble. As we explore the case that builds against her innocents by exploring the killings of Agamemnon and Cassandra and the boastful expression about the killings....   [tags: Oresteia Aeschylus] 1104 words
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Editha - Editha In the beginning Editha is war hungry. She wants her country to go to war, and she wants George to go and fight. Even though the author doesn’t give the age of Editha, I believe she acts very childish, and immature. I understand loving your country and wanting to fight for it, but one must also realize the danger that comes along with it. She is obsessed with her country and fighting for it. She puts an ultimatum on George. He is unsure of the war, and unsure of fighting in it, but she constantly pushes him to go....   [tags: essays research papers] 610 words
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Hernan Cortes - Reasons for Success - Hernan Cortes - Reasons for Success Why was Cortes with 508 soldiers able to conquer the Aztec Empire with millions of people. Cortes was able to conquer the Aztecs for several very different reasons. In combination these reasons allowed him to have the upper hand in the conquest of Mexico. Arguably these reasons can be sorted into six different categories. The various causes for Cortes' success will be assessed in a climax pattern. To begin with the Aztecs had a harsh tribute system that was not popular among the people of Mexico....   [tags: American America History] 1842 words
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Free Essays on Terrorism: Independence Day Has New Meaning - Independence Day Has New Meaning   This week we will celebrate the Independence of our great nation, gained through the blood and sacrifice of our ancestors. This is the day we were meant to honor our way of life and the freedoms we enjoy. Disregarding the true meaning of the holiday, I am afraid that many of us, myself included, had forgotten the sacrifice our independence demanded. July 4th became little more than a day off work, punctuated by an excuse for family and friends to gather with the added attraction of fireworks....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 374 words
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Free Oedipus the King Essays: Oedipus as the Hero Archetype - Oedipus as the Hero Archetype   The character Oedipus in Sophocles' Oedipus the King follows a literary pattern known as the hero archetype. The hero archetype is a pattern involved with transformation and redemption. Manifest in three stages called the quest, the initiation, and the sacrifice, Oedipus is transformed from the redeemer of the city to the cause of its downfall. These three stages are clearly revealed and although they are separate entities, each intertwine. Prior to the opening of the story Oedipus begins the first stage, known as the quest....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex] 493 words
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Worth Dying For - Worth Dying For Life is God’s greatest gift to mankind. Is there anything worth losing this most precious gift for. Both US History and Literature give us an in-depth perspective on how many times men and women alike sacrifice their lives for morals and values that are to them worth more than life itself. An example of one of these morals would be humanity. The union army of the civil war held this moral so close to their heart that without a second thought they marched troops throughout the United States to fight and even die to help free the slaves....   [tags: Papers] 360 words
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The Rejection of Vedic Sacrificial Ritual in Indian Culture - The Rejection of Vedic Sacrificial Ritual in Indian Culture My intention in this piece is to explore the development of the concepts of brahman and atman in ancient Indian culture. I intend to examine the role of the Upanisads in Vedic society and to investigate their abandonment of Vedic sacrificial ritual. I contend that the writers of the Upanisads turned towards a mystical path away from society in order to explore a viable alternate way of living that did not involve sacrificial ritual. Although the only record we have of this shift in thought is a set of philosophical discourses, I suggest that this was not solely an intellectual move....   [tags: India Culture Religion Papers]
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Priesthood - Priesthood The position of priesthood in the church has been evident since the earliest existence of the church. Jewish priests first were established in the seventh century BC performing religious ceremonies. They were even more established around 950 BC due to the establishment of the Temple in Jerusalem. The major role of the traditional Jewish priest was to perform sacrificial rituals. According to the Bible, the Temple was built as a place for God to live with the people. It was the holiest building that existed, and needed to be kept holy by the priests....   [tags: essays research papers] 765 words
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Ender's Game vs. For All We Have and Are - The poem "For All we Have and Are" by Rudyard Kipling examines the sacrifices made in war. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card, also analyzes the what an individual must give up for the survival of a group, but two of his characters, Ender Wiggin and Colonel Graff, would have differing views of Kipling's poem and a person's role in war. Rudyard Kipling wrote his poem in 1914 at the beginning of World War I. "For All We Have and Are," is a calling to protect England from a real possibility of falling....   [tags: Orson Scott Card Rudyard Kipling] 464 words
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Religion and Ethics in Homer’s Iliad - The Importance of Religion and Ethics in The Iliad     Homer clearly and precisely depicts the religion and the ethics of the Achian and Trojan societies in The Iliad. During the time of the Trojan war, religion played an important role in the societies. Sacrifice, prayer, and rituals were all equally significant, and the superiority of the gods and the fates above humans was a standard of society. The gods were sacred deities to whom one had to bestow honor and respect. Within the society, honor, glory, and fame were desperately sought by warriors striving to achieve enduring notoriety....   [tags: Iliad essays]
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Succeed - When I chose to attend any university I knew I wanted to live in a good Christian environment where the word of God was believed and practiced through the classroom. My entire family had gone to major public universities, but I knew that I needed a good sound environment without all the distractions one would see at a public institution. Now that I’m here, I know it is going to take hard work on my part to accomplish my degree in whatever field I choose. In order to survive here at a higher learning institution, I will need sacrifice some social, physical, and emotional things will be hinging on whether I succeed or not....   [tags: essays research papers] 423 words
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The aztecs - A Travel Guide to the Aztecs ______________________ Honor Code This is the 13th century and this is Nadir, from the History channel 13. This guide will show to you how fun and amazing a trip to the Aztec civilization can be, so if you ever want to visit the Aztec civilization this paper should be your travel guide. I have lived almost all my life learning about the Aztecs and working for the History channel 13. I will guide you through the Aztec civilization, how they live, their economy, food, geography, government, language, people and religion....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Meso America - Civilization in the western hemisphere existed long before Christopher Columbus reached the Americas. The customs, language, and religion was different then the Europeans. The Aztecs were the ones who came in contact with the Europeans. Their history lasted from 1300-1521 CE. The Mayan society was from the year 200-900 CE. Hernan Cortes along with the Spanish army of five hundred, and thousands of Indian warriors declared war with the Aztecs. Moctezuma believed that the person coming towards his land was Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl who was forced into exile, but promised to return....   [tags: History Civilization Americas] 1140 words
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Theme Elements in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart - Theme Elements in Things Fall Apart Achbe, in the novel Things Fall Apart, conveys a flavor of traditional African culture in the 1800`s. But despite this, it seems the tragedy of okonkwo that embodies the theme of the novel. Many of Achebe`s themes are not limited to the events in his novel, but relate to SITUATIONS, in which traditional values are questioned and people from different cultures meet, the most profound impact being related to the themes of religion and justice.              Like any good religion, the Igbo religion comes with many superstitions....   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays] 1354 words
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Free Essays - A Tale of Two Cities - Critical Analysis - A Tale of Two Cities - Critical Analysis In 1859, Charles Dickens wrote the book A Tale of Two Cities. In A Tale, Dickens writes about the French Revolution, and relates the events in the lives of two families, one French and one English. In addition to writing about a very interesting fiction plot, Dickens also tied in a wide variety of important themes and sub plots that keep the reader interested as well as portraying very valuable lessons for us even today. He chose very archetypical characters for the book, all strengthening or portraying one of the themes....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays] 1155 words
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Sun Yixian's Contribution to the Ending of Manzhu Rule in 1911 - Sun Yixian's Contribution to the Ending of Manzhu Rule in 1911 Introduction ------------ The 1911 Revolution was so important in the Chinese history that it ended the thousand-year-old absolute monarchyå›ä¸»å°ˆåˆ¶ and opened a new era. The KMT國民黨 followers liked calling Dr. Sun the "Father of Nation國父", as if the birth of the Chinese republic was mainly his contribution. Let's evaluateè¡¡é‡ how far Dr. Sun really led to the success of the 1911 Revolution. Main Body --------- A....   [tags: Papers] 1318 words
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Ipheigeneia and Antigone are Women Of Honor - Women of Honor In the world, there exist people who have beliefs strong enough that they are willing do die for them. Their convictions may be for their country, their family, or their religion. Some people chose to die for their beliefs while others are just objects of fate and die because of their beliefs while in the hands of others. For example, American soldiers don't often chose to die. They die because they are standing up for what they believe in and are killed because they are protecting what they believe in....   [tags: Greek Literature] 1785 words
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The Rejang Dance: A Balinese Religious Offering - The Rejang Dance: A Balinese Religious Offering A note to readers My interest in the topic of dancer as an offering to the divine grew directly out of fieldwork experience with sacred dance during my study abroad in Bali, Indonesia, Spring, 2001. I was captivated by the Rejang dance, in which women present offerings (sajen) to the gods. [1] Although Balinese religion and daily life is abundant with ritual offerings, the dance as way of offering, “the most beautiful way of offering,” holds a unique position in the practice of Balinese religion simply because there are not other offerings of this kind....   [tags: Religion]
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Billions and Billions - Billions and Billions Go to Hiroshima of the Frogs It was announced recently that the 6 billionth person was born into the world. The numbers of people born within this past century, are staggering. There have been more people born during this century than any previous one. How much suffering would there be if the Great Depression of the 1930's happened in today's world with so many people vulnerable to famine and starvation. Would the governments be able to provide for all of these people. It is disturbing to note that the earth has such a large population....   [tags: Economics Economy Reproduction Essays] 926 words
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The Treatise On The Lord's Supper - Treatise on the Lord’s Supper All of the gospels contain references to the Lord’s Supper, along with Acts and 1 Corinthians, Genesis, and also Daniel. Matthew 26:26-30, Mark 14:22-24, and Luke 22:17-23 all talk about the Last Supper with Jesus’ disciples, and all contain the saying, “Take eat, this is My body.” Acts 2:42 and 46 both talk about breaking of the bread and eating it with joy. I Corinthians 23-26 also talks about the Last Supper, and the bread and wine representing Jesus’ sacrifice to the world....   [tags: Religion Religious Christianity] 930 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 - ... For instance, spending your entire Saturday helping an elderly neighbor clean their yard or spending your evening visiting those individuals ill in the hospital, you’re sacrificing your time for others. Furthermore, the biblical story of Abraham and his sacrifice of his son was a powerful story of sacrificial love. Abraham was going to obey the command from God and sacrifice his young son Isaac. He loved his son dearly, but he also loved and wanted to obey God. This story of sacrificial love is probably one of the hardest acts of true sacrifice....   [tags: Language ]
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Sacrifice by Fire - ... Otto Frank, the father, was the only family member who had survived the horrors of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Even though the times of Holocaust are relatively recent, the story of the Holocaust is not as simple as it may appear. For many people this time will be something they will never overlook, because it was a ferocious battle for survival. It was a time of challenges and disputes for the right to live, a time when Jews were killed just for being who they were, a time when a person with a “yellow star” was condemned to certain death....   [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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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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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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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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Sacrifice and Freedom in The Bhagavad-Gita and Till We Have Faces - Sacrifice and Freedom in The Bhagavad-Gita and Till We Have Faces The words sacrifice and freedom transcend barriers of culture and religion. They are manifested differently to each people, but to each they pervade traditions, daily life, and moral problems. Both become a part of who we are and who we will be, a part of the very marrow of the human experience, they shape our thoughts and emotions. The Hindu text, The Bhagavad-Gita and the mythical work Till We Have Faces by Christian author C.S....   [tags: Papers] 900 words
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Theme of Sacrifice in Julia Alvarez's In Liberty and Exile - Sacrificing is the act of giving up, destroying, permitting injury to, or forgoing something valued for the sake of something having a more pressing claim. In Liberty and Exile by Julia Alvarez a lot of people have to take certain responsibilities which can involve sacrificing. Liberty is freedom from external or foreign rule. or independence. The author, Julia Alvarez, has been in simular situations to those in Liberty and Exile. " I think of myself at 10 years old, newly arrived in this country, feeling out of place, feeling that i would never belong in this world......   [tags: Critical Analysis, Analytical Essays] 612 words
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The Sacrifice and Service of American Veterans in the Revolutionary War, World War One and World War II - It is easy to look at AIDS as a big killer in the world today, for the approximate death toll for it is expected to reach around 10 million by 2025. War, on the other hand, has had many times this number of casualties within just single wars, such as World War 1—which is estimated to have killed over 20 million people. The service and sacrifices of America’s Veterans have been providing today’s youth with things such as Government, Freedom, and Respect since the very first war this country every fought....   [tags: American History, Military] 623 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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Do Sources Suggest That Haig Uncaring and Sacrificed the Lives of His Soldiers For No Reason? - In this essay I will try and show how far all the sources in the booklet support the statement that Haig was uncaring and sacrificed the lives of his soldiers for no reason. I will give a balanced answer, showing both points of view, and reach a judgement. Source A does support the statement, because it uses a cold and harsh tone, for example that the loss of soldiers was “teaching” the nation about the reality of war. It seems to suggest that he sees “heavy casualty lists” as an inevitability, and because he carried out the attack when he knew that many soldiers were going to die, we can infer that he did not care about the lives of his soldiers and was cold hearted....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1415 words
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The Green Mile by Stephen King - The Green Mile by Stephen King is the story of man with god-given powers of healing sentenced to death and the change he cause in the prison guards. The themes of compassion and sacrifice can be seen in this novel. The theme of compassion is very much a part of this book. One part especially shows this truth. Percy, a prison guard, crushes a death row prisoner's pet mouse, which the prisoner loved more than life itself. This cruel act displays Percy's extreme lack of compassion and how little he cares about other people....   [tags: Movies Film] 389 words
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Living Life and Being Happy - Living Life and Being Happy People live their lives without the realization of the sacrifices that lie ahead, "I slept and dreamed that life was beauty. I awoke -- and found that life was duty." -Ellen Stugis Hooper. Throughout noticeable antiquity of the narrator, although in actuality he is a boy. In reality there are few memories of his father, his recollections have given him this intimate relationship. He understands the idealistic dream that his father once had. The narrator displays the strength and sacrifices that come with the relationship between fathers and sons, which displays the vigorous dedication of life depicting imagery portrayed through the fathers love and willingness to support his family and the sacrifice of his dream....   [tags: Papers] 491 words
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Catabolic Relationships - ... At noon I got up to teach my lessons, then went straight to a gig [...] Being with her was like a circuit connecting and Lighting everything up” (Boast 4). Unfortunately, the disconnection while they were apart for so many hours of the day did matter, the circuit shorted, and their relationship began to deteriorate. “We argued about who did the groceries, the laundry, who paid the lion’s share of the rent-she did, and I hated that […] I resented her for making me feel irrelevant and powerless” (Boast 5)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bill Boast] 1290 words
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Symbolism as a Literary Element - ... In “The Lottery,” the person was killed, not having blame thrust upon him or her. The person being sacrificed on June 27th is not a scapegoat, but a sacrifice appeasing a deity or nature to maintain a yearlong peace. This would explain the yearly occurrence of the lottery. Cervo states in his article that Mrs. Hutchinson, the one chosen to be sacrificed, is not a scapegoat figure (Cervo 184). It is clear solely by the definition that Mrs. Hutchinson, the one being sacrificed in “The Lottery,” is not a scapegoat figure....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Suffering Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ - Suffering Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ Suffering, Death, and Resurrection are three key beliefs for Christians. They are closely linked together as Jesus suffered died and was resurrected. A modern day example of someone who suffered for their beliefs and for other people is James Mawdsley. After hearing about the terrible conditions in Burma, while backpacking in New Zealand. James decided to investigate for himself and after being deported returned only to find himself in solitary confinement for 99 days followed by 8 days of torture and his release....   [tags: Papers] 725 words
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Comparison of the Greek Religion in the Iliad to Christianity - Comparison of the Greek Religion in the Iliad to Christianity Throughout the Iliad of Homer there can be seen many features of the Greek religion. The features of religion that appear throughout this epic poem are those that existed during the time of Homer. By taking a better look at theses main features it can be seen that they are similar to those of Christianity today. Some of the existing main features of both are the following: the belief in gods or God, prayer, sacrifice, and funeral rites....   [tags: Papers] 1038 words
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American Literature of the Twentieth Century - The country as it was in the early part of the twentieth century was shaped toward regenerating and recovering from World War I, the Great Depression, and a lot of other socially-crippling disruptions that were forever altering the United States in a lot of different ways. Some of the changes were good, and others were not so good. The spirit of loyalty and patriotism were alive and thriving in the air and in everyone's hearts, and the literature of that time greatly reflects the influence that this surge of patriotism brought upon the American peoples....   [tags: 20th century twentieth literature] 1371 words
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The Resurrection Validates Who Jesus Is - ... “Resurrection” deals with the body. The work of the cross is not finished without the Resurrection. Jesus promised our enemy, the devil, and his destruction would begin with the defeat of his two biggest tools sin and death. Death is the separation of man from God; God is Lord of the living. The truly dead spend eternality Satan in Hell where he wants them away from God. Reese says; He who perishes is forever separated from God, Heaven, and a blessed eternal life. His destiny is to share the fate of Satan in the eternal torment of Hell....   [tags: Theology ]
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The Importance of Crucifixion and Resurrection to Christians - The Importance of Crucifixion and Resurrection to Christians Christians believe that Jesus' death on the cross was no ordinary death. They explain the importance of his death by comparing it to a sacrifice. Jews sacrificed animals to God as a sign that they were sorry for their sins, and they received forgiveness in return. You could say that their sins were taken and put on the animal. In the same way Jesus was a sacrifice, only his death did not just take away the sins of a few people but the sins of the whole world....   [tags: Papers] 438 words
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