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Cyrano the Bergerac Love in Cyrano de Bergerac

- Cyrano the Bergerac   Love    When we think about the force that holds the world together and what makes humans different from animals, one answer comes to our minds - that humans can love.  Love is a state of mind that cannot be defined easily but can be experienced by everyone. Love is very complicated.  In fact it is so complicated that a person in love may be misunderstood to be acting in an extremely foolish manner by other people.  The complexity of love is displayed in Rostand’s masterpiece drama Cyrano de Bergerac.  This is accomplished by two characters that love the same woman and in the course neither one achieves love in utter perfection.     First of all the q...   [tags: Cyrano Bergerac]

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The Character of Cyrano De Bergerac

- The Character of Cyrano De Bergerac A man who knows every thing, has never ending wit and charm, and has a way with words like none other, but is still to horrid to convey his true feelings to a beautiful woman. This poor but yet amazing man is Cyrano from the play "Cyrano De Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand. This man has more intellect than sand in a desert and is the most courageous Gascon of all. Yet he has one tragic physical flaw. He has an enormous nose, of which he is very self conscious about and only he can talk about it....   [tags: Cyrano Bergerac]

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Cyrano De Bergerac

- Cyrano De Bergerac Ever since birth, Cyrano De Bergerac has had an enormous, revolting nose. He has become more and more self conscious about it as time has progressed, and now as a grown man it has created a serious lack of self esteem. He is confident when he is in a situation in which he is able to defend himself physically against male attackers of both the physical and verbal nature, but when around women he becomes incredibly bashful and is wholly unable to communicate. Cyrano has unknowingly created a sort of psychological trap in which women are kept on the outside and men are free to roam within....   [tags: Cyrano Bergerac]

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Love, Betrayal, Hubris, and Relationships in Cyrano de Bergerac

- Love, Betrayal, Hubris, and Relationships in Cyrano de Bergerac       French authors and playwrights have been acclaimed worldwide for their dynamic prose, complex situations, and unpredictable endings. The same praises hold true for Edmond Eugene Alexis Rostand. Born of Provencal ancestry on April 1, 1868, Rostand was well-learned, as evidenced by his extensive childhood education as a student of the lycee of Marseille. His father was a prominent member of the Marseille Academy. As a direct result of this high influence, Rostand concluded his studies at the College Stanislas in Paris....   [tags: Cyrano Bergerac]

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Analysis of Cyrano de Bergerac as a Romantic Work

- Analysis of Cyrano de Bergerac as a Romantic Work Appeal to emotions, individualism, and intellectual achievement were three important elements of Romanticism. This essay will explore the degree to which Cyrano de Bergerac exemplifies these elements of Romanticism. First and foremost is the appeal to emotions. All of the other facets of romanticism can be related to the emotional appeal in Cyrano de Bergerac. Because strong emotional appeal is perhaps the most important method used by the author to create identity with the reader, especially in romantic works, the actions which elicit the emotional responses must, then, show a great deal about the character....   [tags: Cyrano Bergerac Essays]

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Cyrano de Bergerac: Cyranos Qualities

- Throughout Edmond Rostand’s classic play, Cyrano de Bergerac, the title character, Cyrano, is a passionate writer whose complex and rich personal qualities are the foundation of his peerless eloquence. Cyrano’s unrivaled sense of humor is a defense against those who humiliate him for his outlandish appearance. For example, during the “nose” speech, Cyrano challenges Valvert with twenty stunningly varied and complex alternative suggestions, one more stinging than the next, to replace Valvert’s banal attempt at insult....   [tags: Cyrano De Bergerac Essays]

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Cyrano De Bergerac

- Cyrano De Bergerac The story begins at the Hotel de Bourgogne in the year 1640. Christian de Neuvillette attends the theater with a man called Ligniere in hopes that this man can identify the woman he has fallen in love with. Ligniere identifies the beautiful lady as Roxane, cousin to Cyrano de Bergerac. Christian also finds out from Ligniere that Count de Guiche is in love with her as well. Ligniere told Christian that he made a song that told of de Guiche’s scheme to get Roxane and that de Guiche probably hated him for it....   [tags: Cyrano De Bergerac Essays]

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Cyrano De Bergerac

- Cyrano de Bergerac, the Play vs. Roxane, the Movie In an effort to attract the audience of today, the producers of the movie Roxane retold the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rustond in a way that is appropriate and at the same time appealing. In order to give the audience of today a story that they can understand and relate to, the producers have adjusted and manipulated the play itself. As a result, several similarities and differences exist between the play Cyrano de Bergerac and its movie reproduction....   [tags: Cyrano De Bergerac Essays]

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Cyrano De Bergerac

- While reading Cyrano de Bergerac, I found myself often wondering whether or not Cyrano had led a happy life. Actually, I never once wondered that, but that is irrelevant, because Cyrano’s happiness is the focus of this essay. Was he happy. Truth be told, I cannot say for sure. If we look upon his life, it would seem that he was a bit of a martyr, always sacrificing his happiness for the sake of others. This is probably the case, but I do not believe that he led his life with his happiness as any sort of goal....   [tags: Cyrano De Bergerac Essays]

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Comparing Cyrano de Bergerac and the Movie, Roxanne

- Comparing Cyrano de Bergerac and the Movie, Roxanne      Isn't it easier to accept the idea that a main character would be engaged in a fist fight, rather than a sword fight. Aren't fire fighters, as characters, more believable than a bunch of olden day French cadets. I certainly think so. To me it is just more real to have the setting of a story in modern times and in the United States. Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac is written about a time that no one alive now has experienced. There is the same plot idea that an ugly man wants the pretty girl, but she is too busy being infatuated with the pretty boy to notice the intellect of the man she truly comes to love....   [tags: Compare Contrast Cyrano de Bergerac]

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Cyrano de Bergerac - Cyrano as Noble Idealist

- Cyrano de Bergerac - Cyrano as Noble Idealist In The play Cyrano de Bergerac, the main character, Cyrano, is a noble idealist who fights against the harsh reality of ordinary life, and creates his own world. On the outside he is a strong man with a hard shell, but inside he is a melancholy poet yearning for love. He feels that the world bases love too much on appearance. He believes that no one will ever love him because of his grotesquely long nose. For this reason Cyrano cuts himself off of true reality and creates a world where love exists without appearance....   [tags: Bergerac]

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Review of Cyrano de Bergerac

- There are not many movies that have been produced that consider the nature of beauty and inner self, while still having an emotive storyline, the film Cyrano de Bergerac is one of them. The tangled relationships of Roxane, Cyrano and Christian, along with many minor characters of the film, explore what is most important and what truly prevails in love. Even though at the end of the film you are left with a melancholy feeling brought up by the fact that the main characters quite literally lose everything, you still find that it has given the viewer a message....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review]

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Anthony Burgess and Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac

- Loyalty Overrules Love As popular author Nicole Yatsonsky says, “Your truest friends are the ones who will stand by you in your darkest moments – Because they're willing to brave the shadows with you – and in your greatest moments – because they're not afraid to let you shine.” Similarly, in the heroic, romantic comedy, Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, Cyrano, a passionate and talented poet cursed with an exceedingly long nose, helps Christian, a handsome yet dim-witted man, win the love of Roxane, the girl both have pined after for years....   [tags: literary analysis and summary]

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Comparison of the Book Cyrano de Bergerac and the Movie, Roxanne

- The book, Cyrano de Bergerac and the movie, Roxanne have many similarities and differences. This includes the plot, characterization, setting, conflict, and irony. The plot in both the movie and the book are similar. In both, Cyrano is trying to help Roxanne and Christian fall in love with each other, even though he loves Roxanne. Cyrano writes letters to Roxanne telling her how much he loves her, pretending to be Christian. He loves Roxanne, but feels that he is ugly and could never get her to love him back because of his huge nose. The book and movie have the same main characters playing the same roles....   [tags: Films, Film Analysis]

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The Play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

- Looks can be a very determining factor, and sometimes people's appearances can affect what she or he can or can not do in society and what they do to fit into it. The play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, is a good example of how this idea is put into play. The main character, Cyrano de Bergerac, is portrayed as a hideous person, because of the size of his nose. As someone who does not fit with in society, yet he changes his morals, attitude, and personality to make up for his grotesque appearance....   [tags: looks, appearances, society]

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Cyrano de Bergerac a Play Written by Edmond Rostand

- Superficially judging one’s character based on appearance alone may overshadow all of an individual’s positive attributes. As a result, fear affects the decisions that one makes throughout his or her life. Within a prestigious work of tragic literature, a character is seen as the epitome of the intricacy that insecurity has as he endeavors to indirectly win his Corazon’s love. Such a theme is portrayed in Edmond Rostand’s play, Cyrano de Bergerac, which takes place in seventeenth century France, a time of valor and romanticism....   [tags: romanticism, brabery, inner strenght]

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Cyrano As A Man Controlled By Fate

- This is one aspect of romanticism which Cyrano most definitely embodies with his characteristics of a tragic hero. He is a man controlled by fate, which is a favorite theme of Rostand. With this theme, Smith emphasizes that Cyrano is a pawn of his fate. Smith then proves this notion by explaining how romantic heros are pawns of “fate and events” (374). This shows how Cyrano, despite his positive qualities, is bound for failure due to the nature of the play. It could be argued that Cyrano is not a failure in the fact that his love for Roxanne does not go unanswered....   [tags: Hero, Character, Tragic hero, Cyrano de Bergerac]

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Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac

- ... However this was not the only way Cyrano showed this. Most of you might remember the night of the play, when Christian first moved to Paris. It was a memorable night because Cyrano fought off those 100 men. Ligniere was a poor old drunkard, and as soon as Cyrano heard that 100 men were waiting to fight him, he did not think twice before fighting those men for Ligniere. When sitting with Le Bret after the play, Le Bret questioned why he would risk his life for such a person: LE BRET. By why embroil yourself....   [tags: character analysis]

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Insecurity in Edmond Rostand’s Play Cyrano De Bergerac

- “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” (Confucius) Cyrano’s insecurity of his nose effects his relationship with Roxane. In Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano De Bergerac, Cyrano’s insecure and eloquent self-perception results in Cyrano’s companionship & loving in his relationship with both Christian & Roxane. Cyrano’s level of eloquence helps him combat the insults of his nose. Cyrano is a poetic, witty, & eloquent man who is insecure & has trouble showing his true feelings for Roxane .Cyrano and Christian work together to win Roxane’s heart, and at the end Cyrano allows love to kill him, even after Roxane discovers & reciprocates his feelings....   [tags: Relationship, Love]

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Unrequited Love: A Tale of Two Cities, and Cyrano de Bergerac

- The phrase “you win some, you lose some” can pertain true to many different situations including love. In the novels, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, the respective characters Sydney Carton and Cyrano de Bergerac experience a loss. This loss comes in a form of unrequited love, where they are both unable to be loved by the one they recognize as their true loves. Due to their experiences with unrequited love, both Sydney Carton and Cyrano are led to the discovery of their own inner strengths as well as self-sacrifice....   [tags: a tale of two cities, charles dickens]

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The Vile Aspect of Society in Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

- Society tends to misjudge people base on their appearances instead of their personality. This can be seen in the play Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. In which Roxane represents that vile aspect of society. Roxane is attracted to Christian based on his looks, and under minds Cyrano because of his appearance. Society misjudgment of people cause oppression on an individual and it is from oppression and misjudgment f character that causes self consciousness to be born. Cyrano exhibits this self consciousness by helping Christian....   [tags: roxane, appearance, personality]

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Breaking The Rules in Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac

- Cyrano de Bergerac, written by Edmond Rostand, is a play about a poetic swordsman with a bad temper, an attitude, and a hideously long nose. As one reads along in this drama, one will find that the people are different in the way they speak, dress, and socialize. With the characters in this book living in 17th century France, it is not a wonder that their customs are far removed from ours today. Cyrano de Bergerac has three cultural themes: attitude, social ranking, and dress. The attitude of this play is very interesting....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cyrano De Bergerac is Aristotle's High Minded Man

- Le Haut Homme Occupé D'Aristote In Cyrano De Bergerac, written originally by Edmond Rostand in French and translated to English by Brian Hooker, Cyrano de Bergerac stars in an epic of his fictional life as a high minded man. Aristotle, a great philosopher, states that a high minded man must have a mind that is concerned with all great things. Now, what are these "great things". There are plenty of great things that a high minded man must value. I have chosen to explore three of them to show that Cyrano is an example of Aristotle?s high minded man....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing the Anti-Social Plays of Cyrano de Bergerac and Night of the Iguana

- The Anti-Social Plays of Cyrano de Bergerac and Night of the Iguana Cyrano is clearly a better example of an anti-social play than Night of the Iguana: Not only is this shown by the main characters and their relationship to each other, but more important, it is shown in the themes of these two plays. Shannon is unmistakably an ideal character for an anti-social play: While Cyrano may be alienated from society, it is, in many ways, through his own choice. For instance, he could have a position at court with his skill with poetry, but instead he chooses to follow his own conscience: "What would you have me do....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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A Beautiful Prison

- A Beautiful Prison “Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.”(Mangham). When said that love is blind, then why do fools fallow beauty. Many a fool has over looked or never seen the heart that hides behind such a silhouette. In the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, and in most daily lives the effect of physical appearance on a person’s life is immense: in that it gives and takes advantages from the characters’ lives....   [tags: Cyrano]

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Cyrano de Bergerac1

- Cyrano de Bergerac1 The story of Cyrano de Bergerac is about a tragic love triangle it has effectively been told using a number of techniques including the Themes that arise, the Atmosphere of the film, and the Characters in the film. Love, passion, friendship, hate, jealously loyalty and death are all universal themes that arise in the film. The Themes are twisted around the characters almost like obstacles in the sense that the characters must overcome their own inner fears and accomplish the issues and challenges that they face....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Intellilgence Versus Beauty in Cyrano de Bergenac by Edmond Rostand

- Many people in the world have a set of characteristics, which they desire in a romantic partner, and these characteristics may include money, maturity, honesty, trustworthiness, beauty, and intelligence. These traits were used to help people in the 1600s find love as well. In Edmond Rostand’s play, Cyrano De Bergerac, the conflict between the desire for beauty and the coveting of intelligence takes center stage as Cyrano, the intelligent one, helps Christian, the handsome one, woo the love of their lives....   [tags: inner, creativity, characters]

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Cyranos Inevitable Destiny

- Cyrano's Inevitable Destiny Who should take the blame for this tragedy. In Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano is portrayed as a valiant hero who exhibits humorous intelligence as well as great generosity. However, if we examine the play more carefully, we would find that Cyrano is personally responsible for his downfall; his constant aspiration for perfection and excessive deception eventually leads to his death. Such ornery behavior is exhibited when he adamantly insists on being himself, when he feigns the love letters for Christian, and when he hesitates to tell the truth and confess his love to Roxane....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Romanticism As A Romantic Hero

- Romanticism plays a major role in many pieces of literature. Romanticism is defined as, “any work or philosophy in which the exotic or dreamlike figure strongly, or that is devoted to individualistic expression, self-analysis, or a pursuit of a higher realm of knowledge, can be discovered by human reason” (Galens and Spampinato 51). Characterizing a common archetype known as a Romantic Hero, these traits are exemplified in Cyrano de Bergerac, “Federigo’s Falcon,” and “Dante’s Inferno.” Romanticism did not start out as just a category; it started as a movement that lasted for about forty years (Milne 706)....   [tags: Romanticism, John Keats, Sturm und Drang]

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Biological Precursors of Lust and Love

- The premiere of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac in 1897 introduced a love affair that would be remembered for years to come; Baron Christian de Neuvillette and Cyrano de Bergerac’s yearning for Lady Roxane’s love inspires them to collaborate in earning her love. However, research shows that the female body physiologically desires different traits in males across the cycle of menstruation. It can be argued that Christian and Cyrano cannot create a single, ideal persona for Roxane to pursue a relationship with, given their personalities evoke functionally separate responses and will seem appealing to Roxane during different times within her menstruation cycle....   [tags: women, menstruation, fertility, hormones, desire]

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Brutus, Cyrano, and Corazon Aquino Values

- Every person has values based on what they think is important in life. Values dress a person from the beliefs of their ancestors to civilized ideas. Although values and morals are closely connected, they are defined by some few, narrow characteristics that define a person's behavior. Morals come from systems of outside influence such as religion and politics, while values stay close to the guidelines of a person's own standards from within. Unlike customs or ideas of society, values are the choice of an individual arising from the way they were brought up....   [tags: values, morals, society rules]

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Love and Literature

- "Love is an inborn suffering proceeding from the sight and immoderate thought upon the beauty of the other sex, for which cause above all other things one wishes to embrace the other and, by common assent, in this embrace to fulfill the commandments of love. . . ." once said Andreas Capellanus, the twelfth century French author of a well-known but skeptical book, The Art of Courtly Love. Despite Capellanus’s attempt to provide others with an accurate definition of love, he fails in doing so; trying to achieve the impossible; Capellanus is unaware in composing a meaning of love that with its great ambiguity, love cannot ever be defined as a single phrase; its true meaning, which lies in the e...   [tags: The Art of Courtly Love]

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My Year Of High School

- The bullying started late in second grade and continued, at varying degrees of severity, until my sophomore year of High School. I started musical theatre in third grade and continued for two years before I felt I was forced to stop. I only started back up my Sophomore year of High School and I have not stopped since. These two things seem random, as if there is no correlation, however, the connection between them is strong. In Kindergarten and First Grade I considered everyone in my class a friend, as most five and six year olds do....   [tags: Educational years, High school, Bullying]

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- Appearance vs. Reality Things are not always as they appear. You may think someone is a certain way because of how they dress and carry themselves this is called stereotyping. Many people stereotype without even noticing that they are doing it. Everyone has his or her right to first impressions, but stereotyping is wrong. There are many examples of this topic in literature as well as in our society today. The main population accused of stereotyping is teenagers; they are seen as rude and judgmental....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Romantic Era Of Romanticism

- This fascinating era of Romanticism emphasized the emotional and spiritual representation of the unattainable ideal. It was a very nostalgic grace of past ages and predilection for exotic themes. We all know that seeing is more important than hearing. Back then sound was extremely important and detailed realistic sets were not the norm. The orchestra seats which had up till then been the cheap seats became more valuable. The upper galleries were the cheapest. Audiences especially in the upper galleries were loud and vocal....   [tags: Romanticism, Samuel Taylor Coleridge]

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The Impact of France on the World

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Sexual Selection: Fact or Fiction

- Sexual Selection: Fact or Fiction Darwin's theory of sexual selection is an intriguing one because it offers an explanation of human striving and cultural value systems. The theory is that humans who are more sexually desirable will have more offspring and thus their traits will be passed on to future generations to a greater extent than those of less sexually desirable humans. As opposed to Darwin's other theory, natural selection, those who are the best adapted to their environment will be more likely to pass on their genes, or, "survival of the fittest", you might call sexual selection "survival of the sexiest." The theory is intended to in part explain why, when humans diverged from ot...   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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My Reading History

- If one were to look at my varied reading habits, they would be struck by the diversity and over all unusualness of my mind’s library. I hardly remember the plot of the first book I read, but it was called Lonesome Dove. It wasn’t the actual first book I read, but I don’t really count the McGregor Readers from kindergarten. I read it in first grade because of my Grandmother’s fascination in the T.V. mini-series that was playing during the time. I wanted to be able to talk to her about it so I went to the public library that weekend and picked up a copy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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What Do I Do First When I Have An Anxiety Disorder?

-   Do you know what it feels like to have your palms sweat, throat close up, and your fingers tremble. This is the everyday life of someone who lives with anxiety. As soon as I wake up in the morning, I hear my brain freaking out about the day ahead of me. What do I eat for breakfast. What do I do first when I get home from school. What happens if I get in a car crash on my way to school. A million thoughts at one time racing through my head. I never have the time to process all of them. Most mornings, I lay in my bed and have to take a few deep breaths to begin my hectic but not so hectic day....   [tags: Psychology, Anxiety, Fear, Anxiety disorder]

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Numerous lncRNAs in the Landscape of Our Genome

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Existentialism and Homosexuality in Thom Gunn's Poetry

- Thom Gunn began to love writing from an early age. He grew up in England, where homosexuality was uncommon and being gay made Gunn feel as if he were an outsider. After moving to California, Gunn found a sense of community and happiness, until the AIDS epidemic struck. Thom Gunn’s life consisted of moments of liberation mixed with moments of sadness. His experiences are reflected through his poems. Thom Gunn, a notable San Francisco resident who enjoyed drugs, cooking, gardening, and cats, did not hesitate to write down what he was thinking in his poems....   [tags: biography, poet, AIDS]

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Importance Of Science Fiction ( Sf )

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Artificial Olfactory Enhancement

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lieshod Marlow's Lie in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Marlow's Lie in Heart of Darkness      In Conrad's novel, Heart of Darkness, it is generally accepted that Marlow told a lie to the Intended - the reasons for that lie are debatable. Through his lie, Marlow gives Kurtz a type of forgiveness. In so doing, perhaps Marlow errs on the side of restraint, while upholding the belief that Faustian wisdom has little value.    One of the main themes of Faust is that knowledge can be demoralizing, and in the end, is better left alone. From the outset of the book, Marlow makes observations on the uselessness of civilized knowledge on the African native:   "He was an improved specimen; he could fire up a vertical boiler....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Biological Warfare

- Biological Warfare I believe that biological warfare should not be option in war because it is expensive, it could cause a major death toll, and could cause major contamination to anything that is left over after biological weapons are used. Others believe that biological warfare should be an option because it is quick and kills off a lot of area all at once and may be more potent than the most lethal chemical warfare agents. At a time in history when such unique situations are effecting our government, our nation, our foreign policy, and our world, it is important that we, as a nation do all that we can to aide in the dramatic diplomatic decisions that pertain to the welfare of this great...   [tags: War Weapons Essays]

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Clytemnestra and Aphrodite

- Clytemnestra is one of Greek literature’s most famous villains while Aphrodite is seen as one of the most desirable women in literature. Greek Goddesses are celebrated for their manlike traits where as human females are thought to be undesirable for them. This relationship further proves that gods and goddesses are superior not only in power but also in social status. By comparing Aechylus’ Agamemnon with The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite we can see how in ancient Greece, literature taught women to be inferior by showing them consequences of female actions to keep women in their subordinate positions in society....   [tags: greek goddesses, the agamemnon]

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BYU’s Honor Code Needs a Make Over

- A big disappointment comes just days before Brigham Young University (BYU) basketball team was to kick start the NCAA tournament. 19-year-old sophomore Brandon Davies was dismissed from the team for having consensual premarital sex with his girlfriend Danica Mendivil (Mackall). Davies did not violate any government laws, however the University’s Honor Code states students to “live a chaste and virtuous life” (2010-2011 Undergraduate). The BYU Honor Code prohibits many behaviors ordinarily considered part of normal society such as: drinking herbal tea, coffee, alcohol, and swearing among other things....   [tags: Ethics ]

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BYU Honor Code

- A big disappointment comes just days before Brigham Young University (BYU) basketball team was to kick start the NCAA tournament. 19-year-old sophomore Brandon Davis was dismissed from the team for having consensual premarital sex with his girlfriend. He did not violated any government laws, however the University’s Honor Code states “live a chaste and virtuous life” (). The BYU Honor Code prohibits many behaviors ordinarily considered part of normal society such as: drinking coffee, alcohol, herbal tea, and swearing among others....   [tags: Ethics ]

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