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Rethinking Silence in Elementary Classrooms - There has always been a great deal of value placed on class discussions and open communication between peers in elementary classrooms. The benefits of effective communication in the classroom have been researched and proven many times over. As a result of this association between talk and success, silence has come to acquire a negative connotation. These negative feelings that educators have toward silence in their classrooms is causing an oversight of the potential benefits it has to offer. The research provided in this paper aims to change the way educators perceive silence and encourage teachers to rethink the amount of importance they place on talking....   [tags: teachers, strong silence, weak silence]
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How does Shakespeare Explore the Theme of Words and Silence? - In Much Ado About Nothing, there are many ways in which Shakespeare looks into the theme of words and silence through the characters of Dogberry, Don John and Hero. Shakespeare analyses this theme through how the characters use their own words to help themselves whether it be their weapon, shield or a weapon against themselves. Also, what effect their words have on the audience and other characters such as fear, humour and allowing the audience to get more involved. The theme also shows how they express their feelings of love, hatred or authority through silence....   [tags: shakespeare, silence, don john] 923 words
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The Power of Dillard's A Field of Silence - The Power of Dillard's A Field of Silence   In her essay, Annie Dillard wrote: "There was only silence. It was the silence of matter caught in the act and embarrassed. There were no cells moving, and yet there were cells. I could see the shape of the land, how it lay holding silence"(396)1. The story in which she talked about the silence of the land was published in 1982, and today, almost two decades having gone by, A Field of Silence, is still able to relate to its readers.   A Field of Silence is a story about one of Dillard's religious experiences....   [tags: Field of Silence Essays] 1225 words
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The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris - The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris The novel The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris is said to fall under the genre of psychological horror. The stories that fall under the genre of horror include a few essential elements: a villain or one seen as evil to create an initial story line. The foil is the next element; a foil is a person who tries to stop the villain from going through with the evil plan or plot. These two elements naturally lead to conflict between the two persons or groups and then from this conflict -- suspense, the last element is added....   [tags: Thomas Harris Silence Lambs Essays] 1293 words
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Shusaku Endo's Silence - Shusaku Endo's Silence The novel Silence has provoked much discussion on Loyola's campus this semester. As a predominantly Christian community, we find that the themes and dilemmas central to its plot land much closer to home for us than they would for many other schools: to non-Christians, the question of whether to deny (the Christian) God--for any reason--may not necessarily be such a personal one. Jesus' commandments to love God above all and one's neighbor as oneself do not find a parallel in all religions or cultures, nor does the seriousness with which Christians--specifically Catholics, and more specifically, Jesuits--have traditionally treated it....   [tags: Silence Christianity Religion Essays] 3284 words
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Danny Saunders: Silence Made Him Stronger - Danny Saunders is a Hasidic boy with a brilliant mind, kind and compassionate heart, who struggles between his desire for secular knowledge and his escaping from his inherited position as eventual leader of Hasidic religious as a tzaddik. Danny comes from a very strict Hasidic background. He is the son of Reb Saunders who became a rabbi in Russia and leads his followers to America to live a better life and no one would treat them different then other religious people. Danny attends a yeshiva school established by his father....   [tags: silence, summary,] 1503 words
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Silence in "The Chosen" - Chaim Potok uses many different types of silence in The Chosen. He utilizes many of them to facilitate illustrating the characters’ beliefs and emotions. The silence helps to buoy the imagery and strength of the emotions and assists in adding depth to the moment. Each silence also helps to clarify the messages that pass through the story, making them sharper and additionally refined. Chaim Potok’s use of silence helps to exemplify the utter sorrow and angst of the Anti-Zionist Hasidic League (led by Reb Saunders) when the bloody fighting is occurring in Palestine....   [tags: Literature Review] 1652 words
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The Power of Silence - Within the two short stories this paper shall focus, the use of silence allows for a deeper understanding of the main characters and the dynamic of their relationships. By keeping secrets locked inside themselves, the characters within these stories suffer. Within Joy Kogawa's short story that is called “Obasan”, the secrets the family keeps about their past internment in Japanese-Canadian camps is the cause for estranged relationships and, to a certain extent, death. The silence that this family embraces to protect themselves in actually only hurts them on a personal, physical and emotional level, particularly for Obasan herself....   [tags: Literature]
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The Pain of Silence - “Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.” - Thomas Carlyle best stated when he saw that within society no one wants to judged or be seen different, so silence was the best cure for them; in bottling up their real thoughts and emotions provided them with safety. In Audre Lord "The Transformation of silence into Language and Action," Lord saw her life as a secluded darkness that she continued to endure just to escape the risks of being judged, misunderstood or even killed for speaking the truth....   [tags: Literary Themes] 809 words
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Silence of the Lambs - " Silence of the Lambs " is a classic of the genre which is a thriller. A cult film which signed up in history of cinema. A masterpiece performed by Anthony Hopkins. The film is based on the book by Thomas Harris of the same name (Harris, 1988) . Although it was filmed in 1991, it remains one of the best psychological thrillers ever made. Jonathan Demme's film goes beyond the classical framework of the genre, playing with intellect viewer with associations . The movie surprises, though, even the predictability becomes a attractive - predictable places, characters, and events....   [tags: thriller genre, film analysis] 1479 words
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Silence of the Lambs - ... Specifically, Lecter appears to consistently exhibit the symptoms of Antisocial Personality Disorder, which is found in Cluster B of personality disorders. Lecter’s actions are clearly dramatic and erratic. Also known as psychopathology, antisocial personality disorder is a pervasive disregard for and violation of the rights of others. This disorder manifests before age 15 with disorders in conduct and is fully diagnosed for those who are at least age 18. Common characteristics include failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors, as indicated by repeated acts that lead to arrest, deceitfulness, reckless disregard for safety of self or others, and lack of remorse....   [tags: film analysis, fbi, buffalo bill] 981 words
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Spiral of Silence - Public communication is very important when in a discussion with coworkers and such. The one weakness that some people run into is silence. The spiral of silence theory by Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann explains why certain people fall under the pressure and seclude to silence. Silence may not always be a bad thing, but according to a study by Lucy J. MacGregor, the fact is that silence during a speech or conversation is absolutely bad. With this, silence while talking to a large group negatively affects the listeners in a way in which some words in the speech will not be remembered....   [tags: Communication ]
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Bullied Into Silence - Harvey Fierstein, noted journalist, encourages us to “never be bullied into silence. Never allow ourselves to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition for your life. Define yourself”. In the novel “The Story of Zahra” written by Hanan al-Shaykh, Zahra was bullied into silence because she allowed herself to be made a victim by accepting others definition for her life; she did not define herself. Conversely, in the play Lysistrata, written by Aristophanes, the protagonist, who went against all odds, was anything but a victim by taking the leading role in a protest against the men; she took a stand for what she believed in....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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The Silences in Mansfield Park - The silences in Mansfield Park are there to tell us something about a character or a scene. Some of Fanny’s silences are there to reveal something about the other characters; sometimes her silences are there for the sake of her character. Fanny began growing up with her large, rambunctious family in a cramped house; then she finishes growing up with the Bertrams. She gets the chance to live in a large country house that is filled with unknowns. These unknowns challenge Fanny because she is naturally shy....   [tags: Jane Austen, silence, role, family]
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The Silences in Mansfield Park - The silences in Mansfield Park reveal the nature of each character. Fanny’s silences reveal her inner self, the core of morals. They reveal that while Fanny looks like a timid, frail being but inside she possess a set of principle that are unyielding to any outside force. Through her silence, Fanny becomes the selfless conscience of Mansfield Park. Fanny is strong-willed in her steady continual silence. She is sole unmoving thing in a fluid, ever moving time. Fanny grew up in a large, ever-growing household, where quiet was so hard to come by....   [tags: Mansfield Park, Jane Austen, silence]
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The Meaning of Silence and Meditation - ... He has created 2 articles that talk about the Silence of the Soul and The First Sight: The Experience of Faith. In both of his texts Laurence Freeman writes about how silence is fundamental to finding God and that meditation is how we can connect with God. He believes that many people are afraid of silence, which restricts their connection with God. Laurence Freeman is a Catholic Priest and a Benedictine Monk. Through his work he is seen as a very inspirational writer who has created many meaningful quotes....   [tags: christian spiritual writings, finding god] 990 words
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Awakening The Society From the Silence - Awakening the society from the silence There are a number of ways to create silence and noise today is the most common way to create silence. The sound of silence connotes a meaning of our inability to communicate with one another in the midst of our own voice in which it builds barriers that separate people from others. The key for better relationship in people, community, society and the world is to challenge and fight for decentralization of power that ultimately leads to silence of the public....   [tags: Creating a Song, Sounds, Music, Lyrics]
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Sounds of Silence by Gordon Hampton - In our busy lives we often forget to stop and listen to the wonderful sounds our ancestors heard everyday. Our lives are now filled with the constant hum of a car going by or the constant drum of airplanes overhead among other noises. In the video package “Sounds of Silence” Gordon Hampton encourages people to experience nature and all of its magnificent sounds. Hampton shows though, that even where he wishes his square inch of silence is, he can’t escape the sounds of an industrialized nation. The package begins with quick detailed shots showing scenes of a city....   [tags: video package] 791 words
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The Sound of Silence Discussion - Dictionary.com defines silence, as being an absence of a sound or noise, but for John Cage this could not be farther from the truth. Most people would agree with the dictionary definition that no noise is silence but Cage believed that silence is sound. Cage was not only a great composer but is known for his odd perspective and philosophy on silence and sound. His unique outlook differs from many composers, he believed to let “sounds be themselves” and to not manipulate them (“John Cage- Music, Sound and Silence)....   [tags: music, john cage, dadaism]
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Brooklyn and the short story Silence - In the novel Brooklyn and the short story Silence, both of the lead female characters live their lives in silence. Although, they have very strong feelings towards the things they experience, they do not outright express them to anyone. Neither one of them really lets anyone in to know how they are feeling; they hold in their emotions. Eilis from the novel Brooklyn is being sent to America for work by her mother and sister. She is opposed and she wished her sister would take her place. Instead of voicing her feelings to her family she keeps quite and goes along with what they have planned for her....   [tags: female, feminism, women rights]
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Silence Throughout "Under the Net" - According to Wittgenstein, “Only in silence can one remain in truth.” Constant events and running around hinder an individual from finding the truth or the individual is somehow ignoring the facts that surround them. This idea can be related to Jake Donaghue in Iris Murdoch’s first published novel. Jake, a character who wanders with no aspirations to the homes of friends looking for the easy way, in time comes to realize what life is about. He struggles with the idea of silence and truth merging together hand in hand....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Frankenstein: Victor, Suffering in Silence - Throughout the book of Frankenstein, the creator of the being Frankenstein, Victor, is experienced as a suffering being. He recalls from the very beginning a time during his childhood where he was happy and surrounded by love, a time when his mother lived. Victor’s downfall or the beginning of his disgrace, initiates with the death of his mother. Victor leaves his family to start a new stage in his life, he leaves on quest for answers a true quest for knowledge. Personal motivation will lead Victor to take on the challenge of overcoming death, or to be more specific, give life to a dead body....   [tags: character analysis] 1106 words
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Neumann's Spiral of Silence Theory - It is one of the most difficult challenges anyone can face, and one that for some cultures could result in very harsh consequences. Stating an opinion that does not relate to the majority’s opinion can be a very frightening experience, yet at the same time be a very refreshing, calming experience. The Spiral of Silence theory, created by Elizabeth Noelle-Neumann, explains why people fear to express their opinions when their opinion does not match that of the majority’s. Her research and discoveries will be discussed as well as those that did not feel that her theory was adequate to explain such phenomena as the Spiral of Silence Theory consists of....   [tags: Elizabeth Noelle-Neumann, public opinion]
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Sounds of Silence: Gordon Hempton - ... He is talking about a topic, but while he is in action and not just sitting in a chair in some room. He is doing what he is talking about. The reporter also adds voiceover throughout the story as well to unite and continue the flow of the video. Through the use of different shots, varied angles, and subjects, the videographer was able to create continuity and compress hours of footage into a continuous flowing five-minute clip. One visual element used to compress time and action in the video was a kind of sequence, “A compressed action”....   [tags: musical artists] 1440 words
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Personal Experience: Suffering in Silence - ... My dreams are my only escape. If I could, I’d love to, oh-so-neatly, slip into the shoes of one of my friends who smilingly surround me. What does it feel like to be loved for real or to laugh your way though the day. I must have done something awfully wrong to deserve this punishment. Am I unworthy of the happy times that others get to be a part of so effortlessly. As I reach the closet I stare at my reflection in the mirror putting one hand on my waist, while running the other through my long pile of misspent hair and each strand seems to go its own way, determined to defy me, what I see in my reflection disturbs me: I don’t see that young girl with potential who my parents say I am; r...   [tags: sleep, depression, mom] 538 words
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Silence by Shusako Endo - In the late 16th and early 17th century, Jesuit missionaries went to Japan in order to spread their Christian faith. In the beginning these missions went well, with nearly 300k converting to Christianity. However, over time their presence was frowned upon, as they were seen as outsiders interested in changing Japan’s culture. As a result, Christian missionaries began to sneak back into Japan. This led to the systematic elimination of many Japanese Christians, and Jesuit missionaries. In the novel Silence, Shusaku Endo illustrates the discrimination, and suffering many Christians endured in Japan during this period....   [tags: Japanese persecution of Christians] 2003 words
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Silence Before the Screams - ... There are many well know conspiracies, but one of the most well know if the one involving Lee Harvey Oswald. He is believed to be the lone gunman in the assassination, also linked to the “Single Bullet Theory”. The Single Bullet theory suggests that the bullet went through the right side of Kennedy’s head at an angle to the left, but manages to come back to hit Connally’s right shoulder blade. Investigators believe that four shots were fired in seven seconds, one hitting Connally, the other three hitting Kennedy....   [tags: shooting of president Kennedy] 1480 words
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Silence by Shusaku Endo - The United States imposes speed limits, seat belt, and drunk driving laws. The Soviet Union banned all political parties except the communist party until the 1990’s, and France has banned Ketchup from schools, as it is not considered ‘French’. These are all ways for a country to protect their citizens, and to preserve their culture. However, should countries be allowed to ban a religion. In France, during the French Revolution, all things Catholic were systematically eliminated. In 17th century Japan, Christians were discriminated against, martyred and eventually banned from the country....   [tags: summary, historical fiction novel] 1610 words
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The Virtue Of Silence - THE VIRTUE OF SILENCE Of all the virtues that most men and women disregard, it is silence. People go about in their everyday lives not even noticing the beauty of one's "inner silence." Try an experiment: Close your eyes. Tune out the sounds from everything that's surrounding you, and focus on what is going on inside you. Take a deep breath and just listen. How many inner voices did you hear. Most people do not even realize the amount of noise that is carried around in the human body....   [tags: essays research papers] 993 words
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Silence in a Classroom - Silence in a Classroom How can silence be put to use in a feminist classroom. What are the positive ways to cultivate silence, ways which empower, rather than shut down. Audre Lorde has been widely quoted on the negative impacts of silence on women. She uses the term "silence" as an active verb; those with power have historically silenced others.But I am interested in the other implications for silence, namely, using silence as a tool:for discovery, creation, and real critical thinking.Our culture is afraid of silence.We bombard ourselves with cell phones, television and radio....   [tags: Learning Teach Teachers Papers]
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The Right of Silence - The accused is not compellable as a witness in his own defence but a decision not to testify is usually regarded as tactically astute. In certain situations, s35 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 permits the jury to draw “such interference as appear proper” from the accused’s failure to give evidence or his refusal to answer to a particular question put to him. Despite the fundamental nature of the rights involved in silence, very great public dissatisfaction arose at the ease with which many defendants appeared able to evade justice by resorting to silence in the knowledge that this could do their case no harm and might well allow their very silence as...   [tags: Papers] 566 words
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The Other Side of Silence, by Urvashi Butalia - Urvashi Butalia in her book, The Other Side of Silence, attempts to analyze the partition in Indian society, through an oral history of Indian experiences. The collection of traumatic events from those people who lived through the partition gives insight on how history has enveloped these silences decades later. Furthermore, the movie 1947 Earth reveals the bitterness of partition and its effect of violence on certain characters. The most intriguing character which elucidates the silence of the partition is the child, Lenny....   [tags: Partition of India and its Effects] 1383 words
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Speaking Through Silence - Introduction Keith H. Basso’s research titled, To Give up on Words: Silence in Western Apache Culture is an investigation of situations when members of a certain Apache community in western United State assume the state of silence as a form of social interaction. In this paper, I will first note details of the society under consideration and Basso’s interests in regards to the questions he is trying to answer. I will introduce some anthropological concepts that are suitable to the discussion, followed by Basso’s observations regarding silence in the Apache community including his methods, arguments, and conclusion....   [tags: Keith H. Basso, To Give Up On Words] 1953 words
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Speaking Through Silence - Introduction Keith H. Basso’s ethnographic research titled, To Give up on Words: Silence in Western Apache Culture is an investigation of situations when members of a certain Apache community in the western United States assume the state of silence as a form of social interaction. In this paper, I will first note details of the society under consideration and Basso’s interests in regards to the questions he is trying to answer. I will introduce some anthropological concepts that are suitable to the discussion, followed by Basso’s observations regarding silence in the Apache community, including his methods, arguments, and conclusion....   [tags: Keith H. Basso, To Give Up on Words] 1937 words
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Silence is One of the Greatest Arts of Conversation - ... Yet, her presence as a character remains in the tragedy until the final moments of the play. As a character, Lavinia facilities the perpetuation of the plot; however, she also conveys, in a profound and omniscient manner, the ideological norm surrounding the perception of women in Shakespeare's epoch. Lavinia serves a number of vital functions. Foremost, Lavina, as a character, operates as a device to maintain the momentum of revenge, which flues the tragedy of the protagonist Titus. As well, Shakespeare deliberately bends the development of the character Lavinia in a manner that bolsters his thematic intention of Lavinia as embalm for the state of Rome....   [tags: feminism, communication, language] 645 words
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Rebellious Silence, a Photography, by Shirin Neshat - ... Years after, political reforms started to follow such as the White Revolution in 1963 (Sullivan 225). The white revolution resulted in an act was approved that permitted Iranian women to contribute in the political life. Moreover, in the years between the White Revolution and the Iranian Revolution of 1979, many women were elected to the parliament (Cleveland 10). Shortly after this reforms, a new modernizing ideologies formed by Ali Shariati. Shariati texts shared an anti-imperialist form of Marxism with Shiite notions in a revolutionary method and greatly impacting the younger generation to establish a change of the regime....   [tags: iranian women, modernization] 1249 words
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Prisoners of Silence - Belief perseverance is defined by Meyers as "Persistence of one's initial conceptions, as when the basis for one's belief is discredited but an explanation of why the belief might be true survives." This phenomenon is readily observable and at many times throughout the film Prisoners of Silence. It can be observed in the man who discovered facilitated language, parents of autistic children, teachers, facilitators and even in the view of the film. The video begins by introducing a revolutionary new possibility in the understanding of what autism is and how to approach those persons afflicted....   [tags: Social Psychology] 918 words
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Beauty and the Power of Words in Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen - Hedda Gabler as a character speaks against the patriarchy of 19th century Europe through her desire for beauty, her power of over words, and her silence. During the first matinee performances in London in the early 1890’s, one of the women who watched the performance exclaimed, “Hedda is all of us” (Moi 436). In a society constructed by men, Hedda Gabler take the lead role in the story named after her. Henrik Isben gave Hedda’s character a sense of power in entitling the work after her. It forces the reader to recognize Hedda as a person of her own rather than as the general’s daughter or Tresman’s wife....   [tags: silence, patrichy, ] 1356 words
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Silence as Power in The House of the Spirits and Madame Bovary - Silence symbolizes power. Silence showcases the ability of restraint and often times angers those who participate in the other end of an argument and do not have the ability to restrain themselves from bursting. Similarly, In The House of the Spirits and Madame Bovary, Isabel Allende and Gustave Flaubert emphasize the symbol of silence in order to emphasize the lack of power from which Esteban and Charles suffer within their families, within society, and within their marriages. Allende distances Esteban from his family by wedging silence between them as a barrier....   [tags: Literary analysis, Allende, Flaubert] 1426 words
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Silence in Chaim Potok's The Chosen - Silence in The Chosen In the book The Chosen the four main characters have different views on how children should be raised. Danny Saunders was said to be raised in silence. Danny was raised in silence in that communication was cut off between Danny and his father, except when they were studying Talmud. The reason Danny’s father did not speak to his son is because Rabbi Saunders wanted to have Danny think things through himself. Reb Saunders also wanted Danny to grow up in the same manner he himself was raised....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 629 words
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Silence and the Notion of the Commons - The title of this essay “Silence and the Notion of the Commons” gives the same idea of people as programmable and unprogrammable similar to the idea seen in the Matrix. Whereas programmable people, who are the commons, are the people inside the matrix they are also known as the sheep, the people that believe in everything they are told. The unprogrammable people, who are the silence, are the people outside of the matrix. Ursula Franklin uses a variety of techniques in order for the audience to fully understand her message, and to inform them of the topics discussed in her essay, as is particularly apparent in paragraph 5 of her essay “Silence and the Notion of the Commons.” Franklin address...   [tags: essays research papers] 571 words
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Richard Ii - Silence Is The Plot - In this play of challenge and debate, could it be possibly suggested that King Richard had a part to play in the murder of his uncle the Duke of Gloucester. Could the reader possibly pick up this assumption having known nothing about the play. These are all factors that one must find by reading in between the lines, noticing and understanding the silence that is exchanged. For the silence is just as important as the speech.Why is it assumed that King Richard II has anything to do with the murder....   [tags: essays research papers] 580 words
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Evaluation of The Silence Of The Lambs - Evaluation of The Silence Of The Lambs The film which I am evaluating is called "The Silence of the Lambs" and is based on Thomas Harris' novel and is directed by Jonathan Demme. The film was shot in Pittsburgh and is set in West Virginia. In the making of this film careful research was carried out in bringing each character to life especially Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb. This included the actors being at crime scenes and viewing files about previous serial killers in order to fit into their characters properly....   [tags: Papers] 3006 words
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Night, by Eliezer Wiesel - Eliezer Wiesel is a 14-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy from Sighet, Transylvania. Elie has one younger sister Tzipora, 2 older sisters Hilda and Bèa, and is the only son. His father is a prominent leader of the Jewish community. Ellie wants to study Jewish mysticism, but his father tells him he is too young. So he befriends Moche the beadle, a handyman, so he can be taught mysticism. Moche teaches him to ask God the right questions even though he will never receive the right answer. in 1944 Germans came to power an occupied Hungary, and soon controlled Sighet....   [tags: nocturnal silence] 539 words
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The Morality of Giving Up in Silence - It is perhaps one of the less widely recognized truths of our time that a person's failure to act can be every bit as morally reprehensible as his/her overt actions. Though apathy is viewed, in a general sense, as a vice, it is frequently not apparent to people how the things they don't do can have as much of an impact on the world around them as those they do. The Catholic Church uses the term "sins of omission" to describe the wrong we commit when we fall short of our responsibilities, but to the majority of our society, the possibility of sinning in such a manner just doesn't seem real....   [tags: Essays Papers] 3192 words
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Silence - Silence In Maxine Hong Kingston’s autobiographical piece “Silence”, she describes her inability to speak English when she was in grade school. Kindergarten was the birthplace of her silence because she was a Chinese girl attending an American school. She was very embarrassed of her inability, and when moments came up where she had to speak, “self-disgust” filled her day because of that squeaky voice she possessed (422). Kingston notes that she never talked to anyone at school for her first year of silence, except for one or two other Chinese kids in her class....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Marianne Villanueva's Siko and Silence - The theme that will be explored in this essay will be the dominant culture, prevailing cultural attitudes, and the mental environment/state. The two short stories that will be discussed in this essay are Marianne Villanueva's Siko and Silence. In both short stories the leading characters show signs of breaking down because of physical, but also their mental stress. Marian Villanueva's Short stories Siko, and Silance can relate in many ways. For instance the main characters of both stories seem to face relatively similar struggle, but in different context....   [tags: Compare Contrast Short Story] 1306 words
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Silence in the Night - Original Writing - Silence in the Night - Original Writing The bullet wound had left her paralyzed, her body was stiff cold. She could hear her own hard difficult breathing, her vision was blurred and although she could see the people rushing to her she could make out what they were shouting. Was this really it, the end of a whole life's struggle to be where she was. Sweat poured down her forehead, she could barely move her hands. They trembled, trying to hold on to the nearest thing possible. The fear was reflected in her eyes and onto everyone else's faces, she was dying and everyone knew it....   [tags: Papers] 1074 words
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Silence is Something to Be Valued - Their Eyes Were Watching God: Silence is Something to Be Valued Silence: the absence of any sound or noise. The act of being silent or quiet is something that happens everyday, and as a result, often possesses no significance. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston addresses that silence can have a purpose through the main character Janie. Janie, a woman struggling to find and express herself, is often silenced along her journey towards self-revelation. Silence is often an obstacle of hers, yet at the same time it allows time to take in the situation and analyze....   [tags: Literature]
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Silence in the Soviet Era - Silence in the Soviet Era I enter a room and the first thing I hear is silence. In a rush to turn on the CD player I drop my bag, move some clothes around, and step on some books. I don't want silence to disturb my comfort. Silence screams and makes you think about this world and about the questions you never find answers for. So you stop looking. Besides silence is annoying in many other ways. I could never use to my advantage. When a child I had this remarkable capability to get into trouble for speaking up when I needed to be silent and to be reticent when I needed to justify myself or tell about what was oppressing me....   [tags: Russian History Essays] 701 words
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Tough Times in the Song: Sound of Silence by by Simon and Garfunkel - ... Such as walking the streets and also listening to their king or a president speaking giving the town people ideas to which to make their town better. But the person who is dreaming is making it sound like their decisions are wrong and they should listen to him. For example he says "Fools said I" and also "Hear my words that I might teach you, Take my arms that I might reach you". And thirdly in the song there is a lot of rhyming and seems to have a catchy tune which will and can intrigue many viewers/people to listen or to read this song....   [tags: song analysis, interesting entertaining piece] 1001 words
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Silence Is a Woman's Glory - "Silence is a woman's glory." Although this may have held true during the times of ancient Greeks, and although the un-silence of a woman is her glory today, one finds within Greek political theory, a critique of the idea. Regardless of that the ancient code for how women should be, especially exemplified in Athenian culture, philosophers, especially Euripides have questioned this idea in relation to the idea of Athenian democracy. I will use Aristotle's Politics, Suppliant Women and Children of Heracles by Euripides to show that although women weren't technically "citizens", they spoke and acted as if they were....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1092 words
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A Silence Ended in Scrap dragon by Naomi Kritzer - ... In “Scrap Dragon” there is a part that mentions an accountant and the Young Child who the story is being told to asks “ what would an accountant be doing in a pastoral setting?’ It was explained that people also had money, therefore his purpose for existing made sense. Suppose that accountant had a voice, maybe he could describe his purpose and let potential readers know how his life is and how he assists the people. The author to almost every story writes about a character and then says in their words what that character should and will do....   [tags: voice, character, fate]
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Silence on Gays and Lesbians is Social Studies Curriculum - Stephen J. Thornton is active in the social studies profession. He is the current Chair of the Department of Secondary Education and the University of Southern Florida. Thornton has chaired both the American Educational Research Association's Special Interest Group on research in social studies education and the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies. In his 2009 paper, Silence on Gays and Lesbians is Social Studies Curriculum, Thornton highlights the exclusion of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered perspectives in social studies curriculums in the United States....   [tags: Social Issues, Heteronormativity] 1088 words
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Racism, Prejudice, Fear and Silence - Fear and Silence There are some experiences that have such an impact they change your life forever. The tragedy that occurred on September 11th was certainly one of those. After the bombing, my mom and brother forbade my grandmother to leave the house because of all the discrimination against Muslims. We were scared for her because she wears a scarf. Then the question of how she would attend my brother's wedding became an issue. My brother asked her to take off her scarf during the wedding....   [tags: Sociology Racism Prejudice Essays] 828 words
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Always Alone: The Silence of the Lambs Film Analysis - ... Dr. Lector is a very smart man with various ways to get what he wants. He also is very helpful when he is approach the correct way. Dr. Lector character was interesting and complicated to diagnose with a disorder only because he was clearly concourse of the choices that he was making but showed lack in empathy towards his victims. After further analysis and as the movie went on it was clear that Dr. Lector was suffering from Antisocial personal disorder due to the fact that he showed no remorse for others that were in his life, also by how he can so easily read others and get other to trust him get them to do what he wants them to do....   [tags: Hannibal Lecter and Buffalo Bill] 1127 words
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Suffering in Silence: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse - ... This is why many cases aren’t discovered or reported till years later. Some are not reported at all. (Child Sexual Abuse Facts) Many consider the abuse of a child worse than murder. Spontonlist.com puts it at number four in the top ten crimes humans can commit, outranking robbery at number eight and even terrorism, number five. (Top Ten Worst Crimes) But even though all upstanding citizens would protest these heinous crimes against America’s youth, they are much more common in the states than one might think....   [tags: sexual gratification, psychological damages] 1325 words
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Sounds of Silence analysis - In the process of conveying emotion and feeling, people take different routes in going about such a task. Some people draw, some debate, and others write. Paul Simon, a genius with words and music, wrote poems to describe his feelings on politics, love, and the ways of life. Hearing or reading a Paul Simon song gives a person a blessed experienced, they had just seen real emotion, an oddity in these days. One Simon song that stands out above the rest is also probably his most famous, “The Sounds of Silence”....   [tags: essays research papers] 723 words
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Charlestown's Code of Silence - Charlestown's Code of Silence Driving through Charlestown will take you just three minutes. The kids on street corners will stare at your car, while adults will yell out your name and wave. The friendly atmosphere can make you feel welcome if you are a part of the neighborhood. But it vanishes if you are an outsider or a local victim of a crime. “Charlestown is the nicest town you would ever want to live in. There are people there that would help you rebuild your house if it ever burnt down, but they would never take the risk of becoming involved in a court case where they would have to point the finger at somebody,” said Sandy King, a former resident of Charlestown....   [tags: Murder Violence Crime Essays] 1570 words
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White Silence, White Solidarity - In the article of White Silence, White Solidarity, the author is an Euro-American and an educator of multicultural education. What she thinks of multicultural education is a fiend that criticized as skirting around white racism, and celebrating the European ethnic immigrant experience. She thinks that white people of their common whiteness or the privileges is gained from white racism and they are fear of losing material and psychological advantages when they screen out the color of people. She also states that white people learn to talk about race-related issues by several communication strategies....   [tags: essays research papers] 364 words
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Silence In Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin - Silence In Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin "Out of silence," said the Unitarian theologian Carlyle, "comes thy strength."[1] I believe Carlyle is describing one of two kinds of silence. On one side, silence can be negative and harmful. This is the silence of oppression, a controlling force which leaves victims voiceless and the needy helpless. This is not what Carlyle means by his silence. He is invoking a different force. His silence has agency; it is the silence of resistance, of overcoming, and of strength....   [tags: Harriet Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin Essays] 2244 words
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Paul Simon?s The Sound of Silence - Paul Simon’s The Sound of Silence A poem, like all other works of art, may appear as an inter-subjective truth, an intricate thread of images, a surreal yet realistic expression, and as a “creative fact” according to Virginia Woolf. In canon literature, a good poem is usually that which has fine structure, imagery, meaning and relevance; an art, which has sprung out not only of personal necessities but out of socio-cultural quagmires. Paul Simon’s The Sound of Silence transcends the mediocre....   [tags: essays research papers] 1141 words
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My Childhood Memories: Living in Silence - Much of my childhood, despite being American-born, was heavily influenced by my Mexican culture by way of my immigrant mom and my predominantly Mexican neighborhood. Thus, the foundation of my upbringing included the same norms and values that one, particularly a young female, would experience in Mexico. As a young person, disrespecting an adult was a huge offense; so, my default was to be silent around older people. As a female, it was expected that I would learn how to cook, clean, care for younger siblings and to have restrictions placed upon my social life....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself, 2014] 680 words
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Silence- Short Story - Silence- Short Story “Aghhahahhhah!” screaming, Jade sprinted towards the exit door, she tried to push it open; but it wouldn’t obey her. Jade started to run around the library. She was petrified, scared as well as alone. The thing—or whatever it was gaining on her. She managed to halt, and then turn the corner. She stopped. Nothing— nothing was there; no door; no windows; just a blank black wide wall. She was stuck. Twisting her head, in front of her, stood the nightmare that she was running from....   [tags: Papers] 623 words
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Gender, Language and Silence in "The Tragedy of Mariam" - `Plays and Poetry by early modern women are primarily concerned with negotiating a position from which women could speak. A concern for ideas of gender, language and silence is, therefore, central, though its expression is sometimes open, sometimes covert.' Discuss with reference to Aemilia Lanyer and / or Elizabeth Cary. The Tragedy of Mariam focuses on Elizabeth's Cary's desire to develop a platform from which women can speak, thereby offering a fuller understanding of women as individuals. By examining issues of public and private language, Cary shows her interest in female voices....   [tags: Poetry] 2312 words
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Venturing into the Writing of Jane Austen - ... Followed by Sir Thomas withholding her Education, as well as enforcing class difference. From a young age Fanny has used her silence as a safe haven, she uses silences to her ability as an instrument of power. Later on in Fanny’s life Lady Bertram makes Fanny be silenced by reminding her of her duty to marry Mr. Crawford, as well as holding her back from social outings. Even Edmund silences Fanny; the one person who she loved with all her heart silenced her by speaking for her and encouraging her respectability....   [tags: moral, silence, society] 1105 words
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Deadly Silence in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - The Deadly Silence in Trifles         While reading Susan Glaspell's play Trifles, the use of characters, descriptive language, and symbolism teaches the audience that one person's home and one person's way of living can also be an introduction to one person's private hell.  Throughout the play, discoveries are made to teach the audience that maybe things are not what they seem and that sometimes people must take a deeper look into what is around them.         Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Peters, the county attorney, and the sheriff are the four main characters of the play that introduce the audience to the crime that has just been committed.  The sheriff and Mrs....   [tags: Trifles Essays]
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Why Do Women Choose to Live in Abusive and Miserable Relationships - Why do women choose to live in abusive and miserable relationships. Instead of taking actions and strive for happy life, women choose to stay silent. They have all the power to go against self-empowered men, but most of women renounce action. There are certain obstacle created by society and especially men that make it harder for women to stand up for themselves. The following articles explore and elucidate the idea of women’s silence and timidness to act. John Berger in his article “The Ways of Seeing” indicates women and men’s roles appearance in society and towards each other....   [tags: silence and timidness to act] 1112 words
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Themes of Conformity in Society - ... This silence is based on the restrictions of real feelings and thoughts in some literary pieces. During the sixteenth century, the emphasis on conformity was at its height. Works of literature from this time period have often reflected a fascination and frustration with this particular characteristic. People do not want to be restricted in terms of expressing opinions and developing certain activities. When facing oppression, denial of their freedom, they rebel, and that contributes to the part of the process of change in society....   [tags: change, rebellion, laws, silence] 570 words
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Effects of Technology of Society - Over the past hundred years man has visited the moon and has seen robots perform surgery, and at the root of every new achievement is technology. Upgrade after upgrade, bigger and better computers keep coming. However, this great new world is one where people prefer to stare at a screen rather than go out or have a meaningful conversation with a friend or family member. Overuse of technology leads to difficulty understanding social cues, introverted behavior, and further segregated generations, though it’s never too late to reverse the effects....   [tags: conversation, silence, awkward]
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The Problem of Police Corruption - ... The Knapp Commission formed in 1972 identified corrupt officers as “Grass Eaters” and “Meat Eaters”. The professionalism movement of the 1970’s aggressively addressed the issue of corruption by creating more vigilant hiring practices, internal investigations, upgrading standards, and quality management. By accepting a cup of coffee or small gratuity, this can trigger one’s downward spiral into police corruption. Once the officer compromises his or her integrity one time it may be too late for the individual....   [tags: code of silence, ethics, moral] 1196 words
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Light and Silence to Reinforce Truth and Justice in Larry Watson's Montana 1948 - ... He must have know, just as Julian Hayden did, that Frank has been frequenting the Indian reservation for sex with the Indian girls and, given Julian Hayden’s domination, there must have been other compromises of justice (add reference of ebook). This is shown to be the reason of Len’s excessive intake of alcohol. The community was reassured when Len ‘quit drinking’ (pg 92) because the alcohol is perhaps a symbol of Len keeping dark secrets. That Len now has the glass of whiskey in front of him signifies to David the gravity of the situation: ‘I felt as bas seeing that glass of whiskey as I had when I’d first heard Marie cough’ (pg 92)....   [tags: racist, death, crimes]
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Ting´s Test: A Short Story - ... Without them Middleseton as a town, as an entity had no claim to its place on the map. When all was finally lost, the musical Sounds abandoned their daily practice, rehearsals and performances, slipping away from their instruments not knowing when the world would hear their music again. No more vibrating with strings or disturbing the air through holes drilled in pipes. No Sounds sang children to sleep, nor lead them marching through life's tapestry, clapping in time to their favourite tune, happy or sad....   [tags: music, instrument, sound, silence] 1132 words
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More Like Sterile-ing!: Detective Starling in Silence of the Lambs - Silence of the Lambs can be placed within many genres. One of which is the “Thriller” genre. A huge contribution to why Silence of the Lambs is a thriller film is the character of deranged genius Hannibal Lecter. Played by Anthony Hopkins whom won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, Lecter holds the key to the case Detective Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster whom also won the Academy Award for Best Actress, is determined to solve. With such a situation, interrogation is essential as many other films within the thriller subgenre of Crime Thriller also show....   [tags: Film] 1801 words
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God's Silence in Anthony Hecht's The Fire Sermon and George Herbert's DenialL - ... One such difference between “Deniall” and “The Fire Sermon” appears in the last stanza. Unlike Hebert, Hecht chooses not to finish the rhyme sequence, and the musical suspension is not resolved. On this alteration, Peter Sacks writes, “Hecht breaks open the wounds of the earlier poem, revives its greatest pain, then leaves it unredressed. By this, he draws attention both to the unavailability of Herbert’s prospective consolation, and to the inefficacy of a merely formal renewal, however virtuosic, of Herbert’s poetic artistry alone” (Sacks, 41)....   [tags: English poetry analysis]
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Comparion of In Seach of Respect by Philippe Bourgous and Shattering Silence by Begona Aretxaga - ... She goes further by asserting that violence affects men and women differently by arguing that the manners in which violence is gendered are not fixed but constantly shifting, depending on the likelihood of history, social class, and ethnic identity. In search of respect analyzes the social marginalization of Puerto Ricans living in East Harlem, New York City, USA. The friendship made with Philippe and the drug dealers were fundamental to the book’s nature; the very personal things that the subjects reveal to Bourgois make it extremely honest and give you a full picture for what exactly is happening and their reasoning behind their actions....   [tags: themes, history, class, identity] 1438 words
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The Evolution of Feminine Freedom: That Long Silence Woman by Shashi Deshpande - – A Study of Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence Woman is a currently complex being and her evolution is a study of perennial interest. In recent times the image of the middle class Indian woman has undergone a rapid change. Women are now more articulate. A sizeable portion of them are active in professional and public life. Although there is an apparent change, the basic roles and presumptions about women’s world remain the same. The move of the New Woman from home to the world and the hurdles she has to cross analyze factors hampering the movement of the modern Indian woman....   [tags: femenine freedom, transformation]
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Silence and Solidarity in Can’t Quit You Baby by Ellen Douglas - Developing friendships between black and white women has been difficult for many years. Although black and white women share common grey spaces, it is the effects of racism that caused one culture to be seemingly set at a higher level on the hierarchical scale. The perceived distance created limits on both races which as a result created a wall of silence and a lack of solidarity. Even though oppression and past hurts have prolonged the mending of what could become an authentic healing there are still positive views on what could be accomplished if women of all races came together to form a mutual bond....   [tags: social classes, sexual desire] 1590 words
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Did Pope Pius XII Silence Make Him an Antisemite? - Introduction Did Pope Pius XII silence make him an antisemite. What is antisemitism. Antisemitism is refers to anti-Jewish prejudice, to feelings of suspicion, contempt, hostility, and hatred towards Jews, both those who follow the religion of Israel and those who are merely of Jewish percentage (1). One who discriminates against or who is hostile towards or prejudiced against Jews is considered an antisemite. The term antisemitism was coined in the 1870s by Wilhelm Marr, a German journalist, who wanted to contrast his supposedly scientific hatred of Jews with religious forms of anti-Judaism....   [tags: prejudice, jews, holocaust, genocide] 975 words
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