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The Identity of Cathy in "East of Eden"

- East of Eden is a story that is based on the biblical stories of Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel. Like the story of Adam and Eve, East of Eden has characters that embody Adam and Eve to an extent. While the story of Adam and Eve tells about the beginning of man, how we came to be on this earth, and why we have original sin, East of Eden uses Adam Trask and Cathy Ames as the beginning of a complex and conflicting story of good vs. evil. Adam Trask is presumed to be Adam, good natured and goodhearted, while Cathy is presumed to be Eve....   [tags: East of Eden, characters, Steinbeck, ]

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Timshel and Three Characters in John Steinbeck's 'East of Eden'

- The biblical story of Cain and Abel has been written in more than one way. The King James version of the Bible states that when God speaks to Cain after he had murdered his brother Abel, God said, "Thou shalt" overcome sin. In the standard American version of the Bible, God says "Do thou" which means Cain will certainly overcome sin. The Hebrew word 'timshel' means 'thou mayest' which is arguably the most important two words in John Steinbeck's novel East of Eden. These two words change the meaning of what God said completely....   [tags: John Steinbeck, East of Eden, ]

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East of Eden Essay: Criticism of East of Eden

- Criticism of East of Eden        Possibly the best piece of criticism I discovered was an essay by Joseph Wood Krutch. Krutch begins by making a statement praising the enormous amount of energy that is required for a book with the scope of East of Eden. Very briefly, Krutch summarizes the novel and draws an analogy between it and The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann. Krutch points out that in this novel, Steinbeck has avoided falling into the trap of writing a melodramatic as he has in some other pieces....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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Summary & Character Descriptions of East of Eden

- East of Eden Summary & Character Descriptions Because East of Eden is a novel woven together of many people and many stories, it is an especially difficult novel to summarize. It is impossible to draw character sketches without interweaving them with the storyline, thus, I have combined the characters descriptions and plot summary. The book opens by describing the lives of two very different families in very different parts of America. First the Hamiltons, a patriarch built around the wise but impractical Samuel, who emigrated from Ireland in the early 1900's to start a new life in America in the Salinas Valley....   [tags: East of Eden Essays]

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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - Biblical Symbols and Symbolism

- Biblical Symbolism in East of Eden   Throughout the novel East of Eden, Steinbeck uses many biblical references to illustrate clearly the conflict between the opposing forces of good and evil. Much of the plot of East of Eden is centered upon the two sets of brothers representing Cain and Abel.  Both pairs are similar to Cain and Abel in the way they go about winning their fathers’ favors.  All four give gifts to their fathers, and the fathers dismiss the gifts of Charles and Caleb, the Cain representations (Marks, Jay Lester....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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Biblical Symbols and Symbolism in John Steinbeck's East of Eden

- Biblical Symbolism in East of Eden John Steinbeck includes more of the tale of Genesis: 4 than is actually told in the bible. The basis of this is a Jewish story involving twin sisters of both Cain and Abel. The two disputed over Abel’s twin whom Abel was to marry. Cain murdered Abel and wed the twin sister of his brother (Fonterose, Joseph. p.3380). The story differs also in that it is Abel who leaves his home instead of Cain. Abel found his Eden, represented by Salinas Valley, but lost it after fathering a second generation very similar to the first, Caleb representing Cain and Aron representing Abel (Fonterose, Joseph....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - The Gift of Free Will

- East of Eden - The Gift of Free Will An excellent benefit of choosing to major in English is that it has allowed me four years to dig deeply into my love of the written word. This involves looking beyond the surface of literature and studying its effects in the course of my everyday life. Some books are easy to read quickly, enjoy, and forget, but others exert an influence that is not easily discarded or forgotten. In my mental library, the classic American novel East of Eden, by John Steinbeck, falls into this category....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - Religious References

- Religious References in East of Eden Religion constantly appears throughout Steinbeck's East of Eden. Among these religious appearances are the similarities between the Cain and Abel story and the characters, the Hebrew word timshel, and the presence of God/Fate in the novel. First, East of Eden is a reenactment of the Cain and Abel tale. Many similarities are seen between the two. The title East of Eden comes from the biblical tale when " 'Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden' " (Steinbeck 352)....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - A Study in Human Development

- East of Eden: A study in human development         The characteristics of people are formed by multiple factors. In many situations, children are raised under similar conditions, however, their later characteristics and life choices are very different. In the book, East of Eden, author John Steinbeck explores the development of humans, from childhood, to adulthood, and eventually, to death. East of Eden, by John Steinbeck, is a genealogical novel about the lives of the Trasks, particularly the main character in the book, Adam Trask....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - A Biblical Allegory

- East of Eden: A Biblical Allegory       In East of Eden (1952) John Steinbeck creates a powerful novel using biblical allegories. By doing this, he can deliver a clear message by describing something unfamiliar to his audience and comparing it to something more familiar. Set in modern times, East of Eden retells the famous story of the downfall of Adam and Eve, and the jealous rivalry between Cain and Able. Steinbeck also creates many other characters throug his novel, that capture a biblical sense and help portray an image of the vast confusion of life....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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Cathy Ames as the Devil in John Steinbeck's East of Eden

- Cathy Ames as the Devil in East of Eden East of Eden was a novel that explored the roots of evil in its most primal form. Through intricate plot lines and complex characters, John Steinbeck weaved a tale of brutality, cruelty, and isolation. One important character that helped to illustrate the presence of evil throughout the book was Cathy Ames, an intelligent woman who ruthlessly used other people to serve her own needs. When reflecting upon East of Eden, a debate that often surfaces is whether Cathy's evil was a result of nature or nurture....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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The American Dream in John Steinbeck's East of Eden

- The American Dream in East of Eden It is what every American strives for in life, but no one ever seems to achieve fully; it is the hopes and aspirations of every American, yet rarely are these goals ever met. It is the American Dream. In East of Eden, John Steinbeck displays different aspects of the American Dream through the desires and wishes of each character. Though each character in East of Eden may have a slightly different idea of what the American Dream is, becoming rich and wanting a better life for one's children seem to be a common thread in the lives of Faye and Cathy, Adam, and Cyrus....   [tags: East of Eden Essays]

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Good vs. Evil in John Steinbeck's East of Eden

- Good vs. Evil in East of Eden "God saw that all he had created was very good. You are part of gods creation, and he is pleased with how he made you. If at times you feel worthless or of little value, remember that god made you for a good reason. You are valuable to him." ( Genesis 1:31) I believe that all things created are at first good. The Bible gives pages upon pages of quotes and stories on the battle of good versus evil, but in the story East of Eden we are given what might be the greatest question of it all, and that is if the main character Cathy a.k.a....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - The Character of Adam Trask

- The Character of Adam Trask in East of Eden In Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, the word love is defined as a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. Love can bring two people together but it can also have a person be rejected by another because of love. In the novel East of Eden by John Steinbeck, the main character, Adam Trask, confronts a feeling of love throughout the whole book but he either rejects the love of people who care about him or has his love rejected by the people that he cares about....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - Good Versus Evil

- Good Versus Evil in East of Eden   The idea of good versus evil is illustrated in several ways in John Steinbeck's East of Eden. This is seen through the external conflicts in the novel, the internal conflicts of the characters, and a universal understanding of the battle between good and evil.   External conflicts between the main characters, Cathy and Adam, reflect the idea of good versus evil in their relationship. Cathy, who is much like Satan, creates a huge fight between Adam and his brother Charles with her manipulations....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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East of Eden Essay: Man's Creation of God Exposed

- Man's Creation of God Exposed in East of Eden        "It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them" (133). What would also be absurd would be if we chose to believe in them. The Bible is written like any modern day novel, it is written as though it is real. Of course, in a novel coming from a shepherding people, the all-powerful God character prefers sheep to fruit of the land. John Steinbeck's East of Eden-a retelling of the Cain and Abel story-helps explain many of the reasons why backwards religious ideas are clung to and the faults behind them....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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East of Eden Essay: Steinbeck vs. Christ

- East of Eden: Steinbeck vs. Christ In the novel, East of Eden, John Steinbeck proposes the idea that man has much more control over his own destiny than many chose to believe-a conclusion reached from Steinbeck's own interpretation of the story of Cain and Able wherein God neither instructs Cain to master the sin which is crouching at his door, nor predicts that Cain will master it, but rather gives Cain the ability to choose. Taking the text out of context, Steinbeck uses it to convey the message that a man's destiny is up to himself and that the ability to choose to do what is right and wrong is as much a curse as it is a blessing....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - Confused Notions of Good and Evil

- Confused Notions of Good and Evil in East of Eden East of Eden is an epic novel about individual ethics - whether men and women have the power to choose between good and evil. East of Eden, to be polite, it is not Steinbeck's best novel. Not by a long shot. Steinbeck had wrestled with a moral question and lost. It was as though he had been thinking about life, but not too deeply. "East of Eden" was a third-rate best seller, the story of two American families over three generations, seven decades from the Civil War to World War I, told in a book that confuses us with contradictions, that lacks fictional concentration and that wanders in and around too many themes....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - Caleb Trask and the Message of Perseverance

- Caleb Trask and the Message of Perseverance in East of Eden      Caleb Trask was a man with many faults and shortcomings. Yet, Caleb was also a man who had a deep longing to be perfect and pleasing to his family, a man who craved his father's attention, and a man with a better heart than any other character in the book. In his novel, East of Eden, John Steinbeck uses the character of Caleb Trask to convey the important message of hope and perseverance.               When I first read East of Eden, nothing about Cal Trask's personality or his mannerisms made him likable....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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Essay on the Character of Caleb Trask in John Steinbeck's East of Eden

- The Character of Caleb Trask in East of Eden Cal Trask is one of the most complex characters in John Steinbeck's East of Eden. Through Cal's childhood experiences, his personal motives, and his internal conflict, Steinbeck shows the development of Cal's character. First of all, the most important childhood experience which affects Cal's life is Adam's 12 year abandonment of his sons. Since Cathy ran away, the twins have no mother figure to give them tenderness as they grow up. This absence of open affection leaves Cal unable to express his needs for love and attention....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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John Steinbeck's East of Eden: Modern Biblical Story of Cain and Abel

- John Steinbeck's East of Eden: Modern Biblical Story of Cain and Abel " And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and slew him. And the Lord said unto Cain, ' Where is Abel thy brother?' And he said, ' I know not. Am I my brother's keeper?' And he said, ' What hast thou done. The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now thou art cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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East of Eden With Cain and Abel

- Gandhi once said, “I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul”. The novel East of Eden by John Steinbeck is an allegory to the biblical story of Cain and Abel, and many of its characters become embodiments of both good and evil. As they struggle to overcome what has been decided for them they are taught they hold the power to overcome and rise above their destiny’s. When the Hebrew idea of “timshel” is introduced to the allegory of Cain and Abel, it become apparent that whether life is predestined or not; mankind holds the ultimate ability of deciding what will become of himself....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

- Un-naturalistic When discussing John Steinbeck’s “Great American Novel,” East of Eden, many obvious topics come to mind. Steinbeck’s many biblical allegories to Genesis, more specifically “Adam and Eve”, “Cain and Abel”, and even “Pandora’s Box” come to mind. But, if a reader really wants Steinbeck’s story to come alive, it is important to not look past the allegories and Steinbeck’s running themes of good overcoming evil, but to look deeper into how he used them to develop his story in a non conventional way....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, Un-Naturalistic]

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East of Eden by John Steinbeck

- The religious demographic that John Steinbeck's literary classic, “East of Eden”, conveys is that of an understanding and appreciation of the concepts regarding human nature and its morality, freedom, and timshel – or ability to choose between right and wrong. Pelagius, Augustine, and Luther treat the topic of man's “endless struggle between good and evil” with their own educated opinions, although they are all related in the same essence. Furthermore, provided sources link human nature and morality in regard to the Christian Moral Vision and Creationist Morality in present-day society, and show how individual morality is similar and different in terms of nature, purpose, and happiness....   [tags: Reflection on Morality, Christianity]

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Overview of East of Eden by John Steinbeck

- John Steinbeck used his childhood growing up in the Salinas Valley as the backdrop to his 1952 novel, East of Eden. Similar to the Garden of Eden, the Salinas Valley is lush and fertile in some places like the Trask ranch while other places are dry and barren like the Hamilton’s land. Steinbeck “wrote the story of good and evil, embracing love and hate, demonstrating their inseparability” (Krávlová 51). He creates an allegory for the story of Cain and Abel that follow three generations who, despite the fate given them, choose their own destiny....   [tags: salinas valley, evil]

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Free Will in East of Eden by John Steinbeck

- Timshel; meaning “thou mayest”, holds a significant role in East of Eden. It shows that anyone can desire to surmount vile in their hearts and create morality within them self. In the novel, Steinbeck portrays the significance of timshel through the introduction of free will, the internal conflict of Caleb, and the blessing of Adam. Steinbeck portrays the significance of timshel through the introduction of free will, which plays an important role in the theme of Cain and Abel and provides the interpretation of Steinbeck....   [tags: timshel, cain and abel, bible]

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Timshel in Steinbeck´s East of Eden

- ... To convey his views, Steinbeck structures the sentences accordingly and uses a vast word choice and tone intertwined together. He opens with “Mrs. Trask was a pale, inside-herself woman” (Steinbeck 15), and how “no heat of sun ever reddened her cheeks, and no open laughter raised the corners of her mouth” (Steinbeck 15). The effect of this develops her character, a dark woman with stern thoughts. Beginning with such an eerie sentence also develops the mood, as both diction and tone go hand in hand....   [tags: open, choice, one, evil, dark, side]

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East Of Eden

- Growing up and change is a very important role in a person’s life. Everyday people do this, some for the better and others for the worse. In the movie East of Eden, Aaron is the son that changes for the worse. He becomes a drunk and leaves for a war he doesn’t believe in. As for Abra she takes on the role of support for Cal and his father, Adam. She is the glue for the bond that forms between them. But she soon realizes that the better she knows Cal, the more she starts to fall in love with him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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East of Eden: An Analysis of Sociopaths

- "I believe there are monsters born in the world to human parents. Some you can see, misshapen and horrible, with huge heads or tiny bodies; some are born with no arms, no legs, some with three arms, some with tails or mouths in odd places. They are accidents and no one’s fault, as used to be thought. Once they were considered the visible punishment for concealed sins. And just as there are physical monsters, can there not be mental or psychic monsters born. The face and body may be perfect, but if a twisted gene or a malformed egg can produce physical monsters, may not the same process produce a malformed soul?" This is an introduction to the aberrant occurrences that are sociopaths....   [tags: Accidents, Visible Punishments, Concealed Sins]

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A Comparison of East of Eden and Candide

- East of Eden and Candide In the midst of 80s nostalgia and remembering the greatness that was this decade, I don't want readers to think that "children of the 80s," are oblivious to great, classic literature and today's current events. Recently, I have read two incredibly amazing books. Furthermore, I have noticed some interesting parallels. The first is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. This novel is an unbelievably grandiose recreation of the Book of Genesis. Salinas County is depicted as a place of incredible purity and innocence, in which people have simple values and work hard to sustain them....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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East of Eden - Self Knowledge

- Several characters through the course of Steinbeck's novel East of Eden demonstrate a lack of self-knowledge or corruption of the soul. A gap is created between some the character's actions and their true essence as a person. The disparity between a character's conduct and their identity as a human being is often a demonstration of the fight between good and evil within the character's own soul. Caleb, one of Adam Trask's twin boys embodies this struggle vividly throughout his life. This search for self-identity plays into a key theme of the novel, which is that of free will....   [tags: American Literature]

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Evil In East Of Eden

- East of Eden: Is Evil Nature or Nurtured. John Steinbeck's novel East of Eden was inspired by a message he wished to send to his sons. Steinbeck created this epic story to carry his voice and advice to the two young boys whom he loved immensely. He wrote the story of good and evil, including love and hate, demonstrating how they are inseparable. ("East of Eden", Kirjasto) Steinbeck wanted to describe to Thom and John IV, the Salinas Valley, the treasured place in which he grew up. He aspired to detail every element from sights and sounds to colors and smells....   [tags: John Steinbeck]

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The Significance of Sibling Rivalry in Steinbeck's East of Eden

- East of Eden The struggle of sibling rivalry over ability and temperament has taken East of Eden in a whole new perspective. Steinbeck’s portrait on sibling rivalry shows the good vs. evil of each character in the story. The nature of good vs. evil as natural selection is also seen in siblings, as a compete for something physical, mental, or something emotional. The sibling rivalry from the biblical characters embraced Steinbeck’s characters throughout every concept in the novel, the good vs....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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East of Eden: An Interpretation

- East of Eden: An Interpretation I. Cathy Ames - Cathy's main motivation was her desperate and incessant need for money. This held true throughout most of the book; it was only at the very end of her life that she realized that she had been missing something her entire life. This is the reason she left everything that she had amassed to her youngest son, Aron. This act may have been a desperate attempt at making up for the love she was never privileged enough to have. Cathy viewed herself as someone who could outwit most anyone she met -- especially men....   [tags: English Literature]

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Never Ending War: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

- In John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden”, the author continuously brings up the theory of man always at war with good and evil, and ultimately having to choose which side they are on. As humans, uncertainty and confusion are two main factors to our indecisiveness. Nor is it easy when we are being engulfed by conflicting pathways and influences of others. In “East of Eden” the complex character of Cal Trask is pulled by two conflicting directions. He battles his evil ancestry, and yet tries to compete with the goodness of his perfect brother, Aaron....   [tags: good, evil, cal dwells]

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Good vs. Evil in Steinbeck's "East of Eden"

- A theme is a unifying or dominant idea in a literary work. Steinbeck described the competition of good versus evil as the story of mankind itself. He believes that every generation to come since Adam and Eve will now be immersed with the struggle of good and evil due to Eve’s curiosity that led to sin, eventually banning both her and Adam from the Garden of Eden. In East of Eden, Steinbeck makes the contest of good versus evil apparent through his contrasting description of the setting, the characters’ opposing personalities, and society’s changing morals....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Angel and The Devil in East of Eden by John Steinbeck

- In East of Eden, John Steinbeck tells the history of two generations of different families Hamiltons and the Trasks from around the 1880s to the 1920s. Throughout the Trask family, there is a reoccurring glimpse of the Cain and Abel story reflected in two sets of brothers. Each generation struggles to balance the angel and the devil raging inside them. Steinbeck uses masks to prove no matter how destructive it may be, one will always strive for acceptance from others. Charles Trask, who holds the destructive behavior of Cain, has an acute fear of rejection, despite it being a constant factor in his life....   [tags: hamiltons, fear, profession]

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Common Themes in Steinbeck's Cannery Row and East of Eden

- Cannery Row follows a group of unemployed boys that mostly steal what they need to live off of. Lee Chong, the grocer, lets Mack and the boys stay in a meal shack that they turn into their home, even though he knows they will never pay him rent. The boys show their appreciation to Lee Chong by no longer stealing from his grocery store. The boys also want to do something nice for Doc, who lives across the street from them. They plan to give Doc a party and spend a lot of time trying to get everything perfect for him, although they’re also throwing the party just to have a party for themselves....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay]

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Steinbeck's Red Chrysanthemums East of Eden's Grapes

- Every great writer creates powerful images and presents story lines that draw their readers deep into the pages of their books, however; any writer would be hard pressed to do so without incorporating their own feelings, trials and tribulations into the plots and John Steinbeck is no exception. Through his appreciation for adventure and willingness to indulge in it, Steinbeck found a myriad of fascinating people in addition to experiences that he was eager to share. Past various negative criticisms and frequent rejections of his work, he manages to provide relatable characters capable of deep connections to those who enter into the realms of his tales....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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A Comparison of A Farewell to Arms and East of Eden

- A Farewell to Arms and East of Eden "Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while." This quote summarizes Catherine and Henry's love for each other. Even though Catherine died, Henry had a huge space of emptiness left in his heart. Marriages in today's society are very serious relationships although some people don't seem to take them so seriously. Take for example Dennis Rodman, who married Carmen Electra and they divorced a week later. This shows how men are sometimes over powered by looks....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Freedom of Choice in Steinbeck's East of Eden

- Our circumstances do not determine our lives. Instead, our lives are determined by our choices. That is not to say that our lives are not impacted by the country in which we were born, the family which we were born to, or the tragedies which touched our lives. We are given a choice of how we respond to those things, and the power of choice means that the lessons and value of our lives is not determined by outside influences, but instead it is determined by our reaction to those influences. In the novel, East of Eden by John Steinbeck theorizes that all individuals have the freedom to make choices in order to triumph over evil....   [tags: John Steinbeck]

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East of Eden, by John Steinbeck: The Events After the Fall of Adam

- “I believe there are monsters born in the world . . . misshapen and horrible . . . accidents and no one’s fault . . . punishments for concealed sins . . . [their] face and body may be perfect . . . ” but they are the product of “a twisted gene or a malformed egg . . . ” (71). Literature, throughout history, has conveyed a plethora of themes, ranging from the struggle to understand divine intervention, to adversity, to the dramatization of life and death. One of the most prestigious and conventional of these themes is the conflict betwixt good and evil....   [tags: Cain and Abel, Adam and Eve]

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Isolation Form Love In The Film "east Of Eden"

- East of Eden by John Steinbeck is an optimistic film about a boy becoming a man and trying desperately to earn the love of his father and mother in the troubled times of the Great Depression. Cal, the main character is a troubled teen who lives with his entrepreneur father, and a brother who is following closely in his fathers steps. Cal’s mother left him and his brother to become a madam of a whorehouse. The struggle takes place between Cal and his father due to his fathers lack of compassion for his son....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Message of Hope in East of Eden, Cannery Row, and The Grapes of Wrath

- Message of Hope in East of Eden, Cannery Row, and The Grapes of Wrath      When I look at Caleb Trask, I see a man from the book East of Eden to admire.  Although he was a man with many faults and shortcomings, and a man with an unnatural sense of cruelty, he was also a man who had a deep longing to be perfect and pleasing to his family, a man who craved his father's attention, and a man with a better heart than any other character in the book.  When I look at Mack I see a man with more soul and more kindness than any other person on Cannery Row.  He isn't ashamed of his poverty or life as a bum, and he embraces who he is, for all of the good and bad.  He goes to exhaustive lengths to giv...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Relationship between Britain and the United States during the Eden and Macmillan Administrations

- SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR II, A ROMANTICISED ‘SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP’ between the United States and Britain has been referenced on countless occasions in speeches, books, and essays by academics and statesmen on both sides of the Atlantic.  The relationship has multiple definitions, with no precise doctrine or formal agreement that outlines its tenets, and has been apparent in a myriad of interactions between the two countries. It is visibly apparent culturally as the United States evolved from a nucleus of British settlers to become an English-speaking country, sharing with Great Britain ‘joint aims’ and a ‘common heritage’, as is often referenced in political rhetoric, and by David Watt in...   [tags: Politics Political]

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The Story Of Adam And Eve And The Creation

- The story of Adam and Eve and the creation has proven itself worthy of being dissected and shredded into its core themes of thanatos, eros, within the Oedipal conflict. The themes in the story are very easy to relate to as we closely observe two human beings that share our same tendencies and desires to defy and liberate. This account of our first fathers gives a great amount of insight where our tendencies of defiance originated. Adam, the first man, was made from the dust thus making him a thanatos creature....   [tags: Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, Serpent]

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Culture of the Near East

- From the Near East comes the Old Babylonian account of the life and death of GILGAMESH. There was a real Gilgamesh, a king who ruled some 2700 years before Christ lived and the Romans consolidated their vast empire. The character and the exploits of this king were preserved in the form of stories that circulated for many years after the king's death. Some of these tales -- more than 600 years after Gilgamesh's rule -- were collected by a story teller and were put down in the form of an epic poem....   [tags: Ancient World Culture]

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The Middle East Served As The Birthplace For Many Religions

- ... When Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, they entered the world with sin by eating fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Kateregga and Shenk 135). Christians believe that all humans are brought into this world sinful and that humanity can never overcome their sins on their own. However, Christianity also believes that the only human who was perfect and not sinful was Jesus. Muslims disagree with christianity 's view of sin. They believe that sin cannot be transferred from Adam to his descendants....   [tags: Christianity, Islam, Religion, God]

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An Eco-Critical Approach; A Study of Select North East Indian Poets

- The study of ecology has gained immense popularity in the recent years as people have become more concerned about the deteriorating environment and eco-system. Thus, in the field of literature, a new approach, Ecocriticism which mainly deals with a critical reading of literary texts in relation to environment, nature and literature, has come forward. As the basic definition suggests that ecocriticism studies the 'relationship between literature and environment'. The paper tries to delve into this issue with specific references to the poetry of the Northeast India....   [tags: ecosystem, ecocrticism, indian poets]

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The Editing of Hemingway's The Garden of Eden

- The Editing of Hemingway's The Garden of Eden One deceased master author, one 1500 page manuscript, three previously unsuccessful editing attempts. This equation would scare away most editors. At first, it even scared away Tom Jenks. When his bosses at Scribner’s Publishing asked him to revise Hemingway’s 1500 page manuscript, Jenks initially declined. He told the company, “'I don't care if I never see another Hemingway story again’” (http://narrativemagazine.org/html/eden.htm). For Jenks, “Publishing more Hemingway seemed less interesting than publishing new writers, which is what I came to Scribner's to do” (http://narrativemagazine.org/html/eden.htm)....   [tags: Hemingway The Garden of Eden]

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Peace in the Middle East

- Peace in the Middle East There will never be peace in the Middle East. The idea of peace in a certain region is a silly notion. What region has truly ever known peace. Allow me to rephrase my thesis: There will never be peace in the Middle East as long as western powers intervene into Arab affairs. It is common knowledge that throughout history western powers have colonized, occupied, and exploited indigenous people in the name of national interest, national security, and manifest destiny. The Middle East is not exempt....   [tags: Middle East]

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Why Is The Gate Of Eden? How Does It Affect Our Main Character?

- ... He has multiple stings on his bottom and notices that the garden in very dull has a very odd and mysterious look. Looking for Ms.Ohara Joe calls out to her but of course no response. Joe quickly leaves and the next day at work, there is a note and pictures inside the envelope. These pictures are him and Ms.Ohara from these mobster brother known as the Yatsimura bros. This was black mail and Joe didn’t like this so he makes his way to the brothers and creates a big fight causing injuries on both sides....   [tags: Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, The Gates]

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Can Peace in the Middle East Exist?

- Will there or can there be peace in the Middle East. My answer may seem very contradictory but in my essay you will understand why. No there can't be any peace in the Middle East. Yes there will be peace in the Middle East. Peace will come only with Christ's return. The very origin of Arabs began with Ishmael. God had given Abraham a promise of a son. Yet instead of waiting on God Sarah grew impatient and gave her handmaid to her husband to bare him a child because she was barren. I guess she was trying to help God out....   [tags: Middle East]

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History of South East Asia

- Location South East Asia, a sub region of Asia located in both eastern and northern hemispheres, has been subjected to years of colonial rule. This region is composed of many different countries, including Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Singapore. To the north is China and to the west of Burma is India. Most of South East Asia is located in the Indian Ocean including smaller seas like Andaman Sea, South China Sea, and Philippine Sea....   [tags: South East Asia]

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The End Of Wwii, The West And The East

- ... Similarly, he argues that his thesis explains the growing tensions between the Muslim and non-Muslim world. Huntington argues that the U.S must change current policies if it is going to maintain global dominance. First, the U.S should build a strong partnership with Europe. Secondly, they should limit immigration, and assimilate the immigrants that are currently in the U.S. Essentially, reinforcing U.S culture at home, while maintaining close ties to Europe. Huntington does not clearly define what he means by culture....   [tags: Islam, Middle East, Civilization, Culture]

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The Conflict Of The Middle East

- ... Most countries do recognize the state of Israel today, many Arab nations still do not. Although, Egypt had recognized it as a state in 1979, Jordan recognized it in 1994, and it was also recognized by Mauritania in 1999. This resulted in a large number of Palestinian refugees fleeing as refugees. The UN Conciliation Commission concluded that by 1949 over 720,000 Palestinian citizens had left their homes. The Palestinian refugee numbers continued to increase to grossly large numbers over time....   [tags: Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Middle East]

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Gender Inequality And The Middle East

- ... This allows women to advance in their careers, changes their status and opens opportunities to hold positions of authority (Conan 2010). A prime of example of this can be seen in Palestine. Previously 2 women have been appointed judges in a male dominated society (Associated Press 2009). This has opened the door wide open for other women. But the opportunities for women doesn’t stop there. Women have also been presidential candidates, police officers and even suicide bombers (Associated Press 2009)....   [tags: Islam, Middle East, Sharia, Israel]

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Orientalism And The Middle East

- ... Furthermore, these artists fill their paintings with a great amount of detail. Artists likely use photographs, detailed sketches, and objects to help them achieve this element in order to make their paintings look very realistic. Additionally, artists surround their nude female figure with various items such as a bed, drapes, hookah pipes, carpets, animals, etc. They also drown their figures in lavish objects such as jewelry, headbands, a fan, etc. A lot of the time, Middle Eastern architecture is included in the background acting as the scenery....   [tags: Middle East, Orientalism, Asia, Islam]

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Causes of Mirra Chewing in East Africa

- If you go to East Africa for a holiday, you will rarely miss someone in the middle of road absent-mindedly chewing miraa. How can a human being chew that many dry leaves like a goat. Nevertheless, it is a kind of leisure, a fun or a means of entertainment for most of the people out there. Mirra is a type of stimulant herb that grows in East Africa. It mainly grows in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. The funny thing about it is once it gets into you. You get into a plane and visit imaginary places....   [tags: mirra, East Africa, ]

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The Middle East : A Place Of Conflict

- ... When World War I broke out the Ottoman Empire joined the central powers and when the central powers lost, the Ottoman Empire was divided by the allies. The only place that would not be controlled by the allies was the Arabian peninsula, which was given independence at the end of the war. Israel, being another place in the Middle East, has changed so much since it was first founded. It 's landscape is different, its diverse economy is different, and even the character of its people has changed....   [tags: Islam, Middle East, Iran, Ottoman Empire]

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The Natural Resources Of The Middle East

- Many question what fuel’s the world, and enables such a sophisticated century to function. The clear answer would be oil mostly from the Middle East. The region supplies 66% of the oil consumed globally . Thus, the economies of oil rich states such as Saudi Arabia, are heavily dependent on the export of oil. In addition to this, the generated income by rentier states has had profound and controversial effects on development . As a consequence, oil rich states in comparison to countries with no natural resources, are often underdeveloped....   [tags: Middle East, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates]

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The Middle East And North Africa

- ... The result after this was an elaborate system of rules and laws built by the learned men of Islam and regarded as sacred and unchangeable. A good deal of the work of government and law was handled by village authorities called imams. This became the final draw in the political system developed by the Arab dynasties. The Islamic religion formed the core of the new culture of Middle Eastern civilization. Islam also helped organize various other cultural features or movements in the visual arts....   [tags: Islam, Sharia, Middle East, Arabic language]

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Conflicts in the Middle East

- Discussion Conflicts have been arising between the Middle East and the West for centauries, and as eras change, the reasons for those conflicts change along according to surrounding world events. Historically, the decline of the Ottoman Empire in the nineteenth centaury paved a path for European colonialism, which was ignited by the desire for extra territories and a gate to Asia. Consequently, World War I started, and the conflicts were then mainly about religion. However after the war, when all countries broke out of the European imperialism, England handed the Jewish people a piece of land that originally belonged to the Palestinians in their 1917 Belfour Declaration; Arabs and Middle Ea...   [tags: uses of oil, Afghanistan invasion, East v West]

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Middle East Conflict

- There is no set definition for the area known as the Middle East since shifts in global power over the years have affected the topography. Now, however, the region can expansively be said to contain “the area from Libya E to Afghanistan, usually including Egypt, Sudan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the other countries of the Arabian peninsula” (dictionary.com). This geographical definition can be said to contain both the ‘Near East’, ‘Middle East’, and even farther to the East and into Africa be described as the ‘Greater Middle East’, so the Middle East can only be loosely defined, and it is important to know that these countries are separate and do no...   [tags: Middle East History]

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Ethnocentrism : The Middle East, And Southern Asia

- Since before the 19th century all the way to today 's modern age, the world has been torn apart by countless wars and invasions, each more brutal and bloody than the last. These conflicts appear at first glance to break out at random, with seemingly nothing to connect them all together. History, however, requires individuals to seek to learn from past mistakes and find a way to avoid them in the future. This principle has inspired historians all across the world to search for a common factor amidst the chaos, a theme per se....   [tags: Islam, Asia, Middle East, Iran]

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The Tensions Between Turkey And The Middle East

- ... The international community intervened in Libya and Syria. The latter changed the dynamics of the international politics. The escalation of tensions between Turkey and Russia, and the disagreement among the European Union over the issue of Syrian refugees are all tied to the onset of the Arab Spring. Following the uprising several countries in the region like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Jordan increased cooperating with each other in preventing protests, which is another sign of a change in the regional relations among states....   [tags: Egypt, Middle East, Jordan, Israel]

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The Identity of the Middle East: Context, Origin, and Social Influence

- ‘‘Utterances can be found, satisfying these conditions, yet such that, they do not ‘describe’ or ‘report’ or constate anything at all, are not ‘true or false’; and the uttering of a sentence is, or is part of the doing of an action, which again would not normally be described as sayingsomething.’’ The performative aspect of language conceptualised by Austin half a century ago, enables a more nuanced approach to the statement ‘The Middle East is an Invention’ than a simple examination whether it is true or false....   [tags: National Identity, Middle East]

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The Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty of 1979: A Balance of Peace and Power in the Middle East

- The Arab-Israeli conflict, initiated over one-hundred years ago and still continuing, has confounded both policy-makers and citizens; despite the best efforts of foreign leaders, only one substantial accord has materialized in the decades of negotiations: the Israel-Egypt peace treaty of 1979. Before one undertakes to understand such a complex topic as the Israel-Egypt peace treaty, however, a broad knowledge of the historical background of the two countries involved is essential to understanding the motivations and aspirations of both parties, which in turn will shed light on the peace treaty itself....   [tags: The Middle East]

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Ancient And Modern Significance Of The Middle East

- The Middle East has come along way since the rise of civilization thousands of years ago. Civilization emerged in the Middle East and northeast Africa along the river systems as agricultural societies grew in population and developed new forms of social organization. For the last two thousands years the west has been drawn to the middle east fascinated by the culture, religion, resources and politics. The Middle East has an immense impact on the world globally. My goal in this paper is to explain the ancient and modern significance of the Middle East and how it impacts the world in such a globalizing way....   [tags: Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Kuwait]

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The Middle East: Building a Nuclear Weapon

- For a country to “get a bomb” in the Middle East region, it would be very difficult if not near to impossible, seeing as how this region of the world is seemingly not trusted by much of the third world. Although this statement is not entirely true, much of the western world if very suspicious of many countries within this region, especially if they get their hands on the capabilities to make any kind of Nuclear weapon capable of crossing a large distance to attack an important city or possible base/stronghold....   [tags: Nuclear Weapons, Middle East Regions, War]

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Gender Roles Of The Middle East Today

- ... In Vindication of the Rights of Women, Wollstonecraft says, “There must be more equality established in society, or morality will never gain ground, and this virtuous equality will not rest firmly even when founded on a rock, if one half of mankind be chained to its bottom by fate, for they will be continually undermining it through ignorance or pride” (619). This quote explains that men and women should be treated equally and have the same opportunities in life. She gives the example of comparing women to slaves because they can’t move up in the world which shows how unequal society really is....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Middle East, Gender]

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Multi-National Construction of East Timor and Timorese Landscapes

- For the pioneering writers, the East Timorese participation in politics starts only in 1974, when they created the three political parties. Their accounts of the period until 1978 are generally reiterations of Jill Jolliffe’s view, and the center of discussion is usually FRETILIN and its armed wing – the Portuguese speaking leading vehicle of the resistance. In more recent works (of Taylor, Dun, and Robinson), the narrative ends with the international intervention in 1999 or the Restoration of Independence in 2002....   [tags: east timor, timorese landscape, fretilin]

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The Middle East Has A Lot Of Domestic Pressure On The Area

- ... At one time they had people and control over quite a bit of area within the Middle East and has smaller support groups in countries around the world, they were working hard to spread their beliefs and also terror. With the control of this territory and also the people they have supporting them they are a major threat to the countries in the Middle East. This issue already has the involvement of the international community, and they should be there to help. ISIS is a threat to the Middle East and also countries outside of that region....   [tags: Islam, Middle East, Iraq, Jordan]

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East Side Gallery: The Right to Keep it Standing

- Imagine visiting your relatives graves in Europe. Imagine feeling excited to go and see some of your family history. Imagine going up to your relatives headstone and thinking that you will see their names, and dates written on it. Unfortunately, that is not the case, because when you get there, the headstone is broken and is laying all over the leaves and dirt across the grave, shattered into pieces. You think about all the memories you had with them, when they were alive, and you can’t help but wonder ‘’why would someone ruin a person’s legacy and a piece of history like that?’’ The standing remainder of the Berlin Wall is just like that....   [tags: east and west berlin, the berlin wall]

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President Carter 's Speech On The Middle East

- ... President Carter was confident that the people of the United States and the people of Egypt shared a common purpose: end hostility between Israel and the Arabic countries. In addition, President Carter firmly believed that hostile relations between Egypt and Israel will end but warned that “the Egyptian-Israeli peace initiative must succeed, while still guarding the sacred and historic principles held by the nations who have suffered so much in this region” (Laquer & Rubin, 2001). President Carter showed sympathy for both sides involved in the conflict and wanted to make sure the sacred principles of the people affected by the conflict were respected....   [tags: Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Middle East]

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The Impact Of Great Britain On The Middle East

- Great Britain has played an outsized role in the affairs of the Middle East. Initially, British interests were primarily concerned with keeping the trade routes from India open and viable. Due to its strategic location, Egypt, nominally an Ottoman province, was the initial focus of Britain as the land route over the Sinai Peninsula, and later the Suez Canal, were vitally important to trade with the sub-continent. With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War, the British accepted the League of Nations mandate over Palestine....   [tags: World War II, British Empire, Israel, Middle East]

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Transition From Empire to Modern State System in the Middle East

- Introduction: Middle East considers one of the most studied areas in the world due to its rich history of politics, social, economic, and its culture and civilization. Its borders are still arguable geographically, generally in the west it starts from morocco until Iran in the east, however, many scholars don’t agree on including Turkey either as a Middle Eastern or as a European country (Milton-Edwards, 2006. P: 4). The origin of the name was invented by the colonies as a necessity to describe the place geographically, which was the era of bringing “Middle East” the language of academic writings and political scientists....   [tags: world politics, middle east]

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THe Garden of Eden

- Milton describes the garden of Eden with exceptionally detailed language and does an exquisite job of portraying his vision of paradise in his writing. Satan journeys to Earth and lands on Mount Niphates were he overlooks paradise. As he draws closer and observes the perfection of Eden, he is enraged by the obvious love for Adam and Eve, who were the reason behind God creating the garden. The perfection of the garden reveals of God’s favor for man and his benevolence for the tender human beings that he carefully created in His own image....   [tags: adam, eve, stan, eath, mount niphates]

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Citizen Protest In Nazi Germany and the Middle East

- The situation that is occurring in the Middle East is not the first political unrest that has occurred. The actions that have been taken to stifle the protestors are not similar to the actions that Nazi Germany took to suppress the Jews. The actions that differentiate these two groups are the circumstances that caused these violent acts to come about. The leader of Egypt and Hitler are two entirely different beings. The underlying causes of the turmoil in the Middle East and in Nazi Germany are the result of two different calls for change....   [tags: Political Unrest, Reform, Germany, Middle East]

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Japan, After the Tragedy of the Great East Japan Earthquake

- Devastation struck Japan on March 11, 2011 when the main island, Honshu, was rocked by the worst earthquake in the country’s history. According the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake, named the Great East Japan Earthquake, was so severe it shifted the earth’s axis by 10 cm and the jolt of the earth’s crust triggered a tsunami of epic proportion. Carrying a wall of water over 10 meters high and massive enough to been seen by the International Space Station, the tsunami claimed more lives than the earthquake itself....   [tags: Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, Hiroshima]

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