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Effective Use of the First Person in First Confession

- Effective Use of the First Person in First Confession "I decided that, between one thing and another, I must have broken the whole ten commandments, all on account of that old woman, and so far as I could see, so long as she remained in the house I had no hope of ever doing anything else," (page 189). This quote from the text of "First Confession" by Frank O'Connor exquisitely shows which point of view O'Connor selected for his story. Frank O'Connor chose the first-person point of view to tell his tale....   [tags: First Confession]

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Overcoming Fear in Frank O’Connor’s First Confession

- Overcoming Fear in Frank O’Connor’s “First Confession” Word Count includes detailed outline David W. Madden believes several of Frank O’Connor’s stories reflect his personal life and goals. Jackie, the young protagonist, in the “First Confession,” loves his mother as equally as O’Connor loved his mother. Madden also believes O’Connor should have selected a religious calling because the priests mentioned in his stories incorporate the instrumental impact on the “laity’s lives” (3227). Understanding women, contributed by his mother’s influence, frequently are displayed in O’Connor’s writings....   [tags: First Confession by Frank O’Connor]

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Confession of the Jews and First Confession

- Confession of the Jews and First Confession In comparing the books "Confession of the Jews" and "First Confession", I have found there to be similarities and differences. For example, "First Confession" deals with a boy converting from a boy to a young man by going to confession and telling his sins for the first time. "Conversion of the Jews" deals with converting a boy into someone he has never really seen which was a free thinker which only older people usually do. In "Conversion of the Jews" Ozzie, who was the main character, had a problem with getting along with the priest Rabbi Binder at Hebrew School....   [tags: Confession of the Jews Essays]

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First Confession - A Humorous Short Story

- Confession is the admission of one’s sins. In the Christian religion, it is done within a confessional booth before a priest, who will then give the confessor a penance in accordance with his or her crimes. Confession of one’s mortal sins is required in order regain God’s grace, and the priest is believed to have been given the authority to grant forgiveness and absolution. Most of the time, confession is a solemn affair. However, some authors have written stories that focus on the subject of confession and have even managed to add an element of humor into it....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Frank O'Connor's the First Confession

- Learning plays an essential role in life. We learn something new everyday. In Frank O'Connor's short story "The First Confession", Jackie, the main character, learns a lesson he'll always remember. After Jackie's first confession, he could now be confident that he was not such a sinner, and that Nora, his sister, was wrong. While people focused on Jackie's own wrong doings, they weren't focusing on their own wrong actions. Sometimes people's ignorance can bring them into a whole different reality....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Confession By John Grisham

- My Opinion on Capital Punishment After Reading John Grisham’s The Confession Before I began reading John Grisham’s The Confession, my opinion against the death penalty was simple: I was against it. In The Confession, John Grisham tries to persuade his audience to agree that capital punishment is wrong by using his character’s opinions to voice his own, and describing any character that supported the death penalty in an unflattering light. His main theme was that Donte, an innocent man is executed because he was unjustly sentenced to death....   [tags: Capital punishment, Death row, Murder]

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Confession

- There are several assumptions with which I will begin prior to discussing my confession. The first assumption is that Jesus, who was crucified, is Lord and that God has raised him from the dead. A second assumption is that apart from the first assumption, any and all other aspects of my confession could be flawed or wrong. My beliefs about the nature of Scripture, God, Creation, Humanity and Sin, Jesus Christ, Salvation, Holy Spirit, and the Church, though related to the centrality of the gospel, the gospel in itself is not contingent upon many these things....   [tags: Theology, Jesus, God]

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False Confessions And Coerced Confessions

- There are two types of false confessions, voluntary false confessions and involuntary false confessions. In a voluntary false confession, a person claims to be responsible for a crime they know they did not commit without any coercion or interference. With this type of false confession, mental health comes into play. These people feel a need for attention or punishment that can only be explained psychologically. In some cases of voluntary false confessions, those who wish to protect the true guilty party confess in the hopes of saving that person at the risk of themselves....   [tags: Interrogation, False confession]

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Torturing For a Confession

- Torture has been a practice used to inflict severe pain in the victim as a way of punishment, revenge, cruelty towards heretics or to get a confession. It is prohibited all over the world by law and it is a violation of the human rights, in other words torturing is seen as unacceptable and barbaric. This represents a problem in our modern society because in extreme cases where a confession could save thousands of lives and the only way to get it is by torturing the perpetrator, is seen as a violation of the human rights....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Ethics]

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Confession

- con·fes·sion “Forgive me Father, for I have sinned.” This simple phrase from Roman Catholic dogma conjures up images of famous Hollywood confessions and dramatizations, but the real root of the phrase has a much more obscure past. Not only found in modern Catholicism, the confession of sin, along with the confession of faith, can be seen in religious practices throughout the world. The simplest definition Webster gave the confession of sin is “a written or oral statement acknowledging guilt, made by one who has been accused or charged with an offense” (Bookshelf)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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I Have A Confession : Courage

- This month we 've been discussing courage. We started this month with my personal response of what it felt like to be courageous for a change in "I Have a Confession..." Then we shared the story of a young man who despite choosing to stop speaking to avoid the scrutiny of a terrible stutter, found the courage to do something amazing with his voice in the post, "How Cultivating Courage Will Save You Life." This week I wanted to provide you with something more tangible. 13 simple steps to developing courage....   [tags: Fear, Anxiety, Want, The Practice]

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False Confessions and the Norfolk Four Case

- ``In criminal law, confession evidence is a prosecutor’s most potent weapon’’ (Kassin, 1997)—“the ‘queen of proofs’ in the law” (Brooks, 2000). Regardless of when in the legal process they occur, statements of confession often provide the most incriminating form of evidence and have been shown to significantly increase the rate of conviction. Legal scholars even argue that a defendant’s confession may be the sole piece of evidence considered during a trial and often guides jurors’ perception of the case (McCormick, 1972)....   [tags: confession evidence]

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A Technophobic Confession

- A Technophobic Confession I am a technophobe. There, I admitted it. The Unabomber, George Orwell, my hardheaded grandfather and I are all members of the same fraternity. I am in the closet no longer. Just because I don't blow up buildings doesn't mean I'm not afraid of the unrelenting onslaught of technology. I went to high school in a small town in rural Illinois, and until the age of sixteen, I was able to survive without touching a computer. In fact, the only one I remember seeing on a regular basis was the one in the corner of the public library....   [tags: Personal Narrative Computers Papers]

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Article Review: "Song, Confession, and Criminality: Trial Records as Sources for Popular Musical Culture in Early Modern Europe

- The first article up for review, Alexander Fisher’s “Song, Confession, and Criminality: Trial Records as Sources for Popular Musical Culture in Early Modern Europe,” is extremely thorough and detailed. After a lengthy introduction, the thesis is finally stated. His goal with this article is to gain an understanding of popular music in early-modern Europe through trial records of three cases of people being accused of anti-Catholic sentiment. He lists his methodology after this, planning to comb through their individual case files which includes documents on the interrogation questions used and other tactics that were employed (i.e....   [tags: Article Review]

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False Confessions By Richard Leo

- False confessions are receiving more public attention now that people are speaking out about having to serve jail time for a crime they did not commit. 2015 was a year to remember for false confessions starting in January when a man was released after serving 21 years in prison. The protocols that interrogators are trained to follow are dangerous because they allow investigators to have complete influence on innocent people to make false confessions. Most people believe that all interrogators are trained to use mental and physical abusive tactics because it appears on the media and news so often, therefore making it believable to blame them for false confessions....   [tags: Interrogation, False confession, Police]

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The Tell Tale Heart and A Confession Found In A Prison In The Time Of Charles II

- Compare and Contrast The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and A Confession Found In A Prison In The Time Of Charles II by Charles Dickens ==================================================================== We have looked at two different short stories by two different authors. The first story is called ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe and the second is called ‘A Confession found in a prison in the time of Charles II’ by Charles Dickens. I have found out that that they both have a murder theme in common....   [tags: English Literature]

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Analysis of The Hanged Man's Bride, The Trial for Murder and Confession Found in a Prison

- Analysis of The Hanged Man's Bride, The Trial for Murder and Confession Found in a Prison Introduction Based on my study of Charles Dickens, I have decided to focus upon three short stories to write about in detail. These are: The Hanged Man's Bride, written in 1860, The Trial For Murder, written in 1865 and Confession Found in a Prison, written in 1842. To enable me to understand the stories better and also Dicken's interests and motivations, I have carried out necessary research on historical, literacy contexts and other biographical details....   [tags: Papers]

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Confession of Moral Bankruptcy

- Confession of Moral Bankruptcy State and local governments are both challenged by the problems of sexual predators. This issue has been addressed at the federal level for many years, but now state and local governments are being given the responsibility to change policy. What this paper will examine are three major issues. This paper will examine what state and local governments are doing in context to the civil commitment issue. Secondly, once sexual predators are given the opportunity to return to society there is always the fear that they will commit crimes again....   [tags: Sex Offenders Crime Essays]

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The Scarlet Letter: Tales Of Sin And Confession

- The Scarlet Letter: Tales of Sin and Confession “The happiness of the wicked passes away like a torrent!” This quote from Jean Baptiste Racin summarizes The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne in one sentence. The novel’s main focus is on three main characters and how the sins they commit affect their lives in the strict Puritan town of Boston around the year 1642. Hawthorne was very knowledgeable of his Puritan ancestry and shows it by incorporating some important thoughts and traditions into this story about sin and confession....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Innocent: Confession of a Welfare Mother

- Innocent: Confessions of a welfare mother is a memoir that defies the stigma that comes along with welfare and poverty. It outlines the trials and tribulations of a single Caucasian mother and her ability to maintain her family. Forced to make pivotal decisions and keep the best interest of her family in mind, she must take welfare handouts to get through her financial struggles. This memoir is a way to highlight the obstacles it takes to keep a stable household and get by at the worst times in a single mothers life....   [tags: welfere, poverty, lifestyle]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin And A Father 's Confession By Guy De Maupassant

- Family and romantic relationships are the most common relationships we encounter in our society. Whether it’s a family relationship, a friendship or a romantic relationship, good relationships are very important and can have a dramatic effect on the lives of the people involved. Relationships we make with other people will be a part of us forever, it is important that the ones we do make are good and lasting. Yet it’s not always sunshine and butterflies. Some relationships can cause a lot of pain and disappointment....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Love, Interpersonal relationship]

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Analysis Of ' Brown 's Ted Talk Brought The Audience Through Her Realization That Vulnerability

- Brene Brown’s TED Talk brought the audience through her realization that vulnerability is a necessity. Her talk was a perfect reminder of why vulnerability even exists and how it is incorporated differently in everyone’s life. The ability to access vulnerability is difficult as it a test of one’s eagerness to put themselves out their in the world. While it may seem impossible at the moment to expose themselves to the truth, it is even more rewarding than one expects. During a Skype session with Jeanine Minge she expressed that people’s lack of vulnerability, specifically during ethnography, there might be an attempt to hide from the world....   [tags: Confession, Confessions, Confessional, Ethnography]

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Guilt, Suffering, Confession and Redemption in Crime and Punishment

- Guilt, Suffering, Confession and Redemption in Crime and Punishment             "You keep lying!" screamed Raskolnikov, no longer able to restrain himself. "You're lying, you damned clown!" And he flung himself on Porfiry, who retired to the doorway, but without a trace of panic. "I understand everything, everything!" He approached Porfiry. "You're lying and taunting me so Ill give myself away-" "You can't give yourself away any more than you have already, Rodion Romanovich, old man. Why, you've gone into a state....   [tags: Crime Punishment Essays]

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Haunting Confession of Revenge and Murder in The Cask of Amontillado

- The haunting confession of revenge and murder Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is a horror story about revenge and murder that occurred half a century ago. Through the haunting confession of the narrator, Montresor, the reader is able to feel what Fortunato had endured half a century ago. In this tale of revenge and murder the dark, damp, and bone-filled catacombs provide a contrast to life during the “madness of the carnival” (553). Through the acts, thoughts, and words of the protagonists Montresor, the reader is able to feel the psychological torment that Fortunato is about to endure....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe]

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The Rite Of First Communion

- The rite of First Communion in the Holy Church leads all the way back to when Jesus walked the earth. Children meant a lot to Jesus, “People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." (Luke 18:15-17) In some older Roman Catholic churches it was okay to give younger children small pieces of leftover communion from the adults....   [tags: Eucharist, Catholic Church, Baptism, Sacrament]

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Making A Murderer Is Goes Through The Trails Of Steven Avery And Brendan Dassey

- The Netflix original series “Making a Murderer” goes through the trails of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. Taking a closer look into Brendan Dasseys case can show several examples and evidence on how they were able to get inside his head and give a false confession to put him and Steven Avery in jail for life. Firstly, His lawyer , Len Kachinsky, had no intention of helping him from the start. Before he even met Brendan, he held a press conference and did interviews on the case before speaking with him....   [tags: Interrogation, False confession, Truth]

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The Goals Of Police Interrogation

- One of the main goals of police interrogation is to obtain a confession from a suspect in order to increase the likelihood of a conviction during the trial proceedings. However, confessions may not be truthful. Larmour, Bergstrom, Gillen & Forth (2014) found that a false confession was given as evidence in sixteen percent of wrongful convictions. Within that sixteen percent, twenty-two percent of those individuals were sentenced to death. Why do individuals confess to crimes that they did not commit....   [tags: Interrogation, False confession, Interrogations]

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Modern Witchcraft and the Witch Trials

- For hundreds of years people were tortured and executed, because they were believed to be witches. Based on three primary accounts by Pope The French novelist, Victor Hugo, once said, “There is in every village a torch- the school teacher; and an extinguisher; the priest.” Although Victor Hugo lived in the age of modernism, the medieval idea of intolerance, promoted through religion and politics, was not foreign to him; had he been alive two hundred years earlier, his defiant attitude and constant séances to contact his deceased daughter, may have gotten him accused of witchcraft, or heresy....   [tags: confession, salem, pope]

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Author of Mysteries to Horror, Edgar Allan Poe Wrote Tell Tale Heart and The Black Cat in One Year

- ... Overall the narrator reiterates his actions in precise and clear cut details that can make the reader imagine they were actually witnessing the incident. In the “The Black Cat” the narrator confesses in order to explain his grotesque actions. The narrator can be described as an alcoholic who lashes out in the story and is responsible for the murder of both his cat and his wife. He first gouges the cat’s eyes out and then, “One morning, in cool blood, slipped a noose about its neck and hung it to the limb of a tree” (Poe 200)....   [tags: kill, insanity, confession]

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Knowledge Rather than Correct Opinion: Analyzing the Nature of Augustine’s Confession and Reflection

- In his book Confessions, Saint Augustine writes about his conversion from a Manichee to a Christian. He confesses to God and asserts that God is “incorruptible and inviolable and unchangeable” (Augustine 111). Based on his deep faith in God, Augustine abandons the concept of Manichee dualism and believes in God as “not only [the] good but the supreme good” (114). At first he has no idea what the nature of evil is, but finally he starts to understand that the nature of evil is not a substance at all, but rather “a perversity of will twisted away from the highest substance [– God]” (Augustine 124-126)....   [tags: Christianity, Truth]

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The Case Of Jack White

- Being put in front of a Judge for a crime you did not commit, is something that happens too often. In fact, it happens so much that non-profit organizations such as “The Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) to identify, advocate for, and exonerate individuals who have been convicted of a crime. Influences on wrongful convictions are predominantly initiated by eyewitness misidentification and false confessions.  Misidentification and False Confessions cripple the criminal justice system as it relies on the honesty of all parties involved....   [tags: Interrogation, False confession]

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Erosion of Wills in Doubt by john Patrick Shanley

- Doubt is an incredibly powerful and intriguing movie from director/writer John Patrick Shanley who originally wrote the story for theatre. The incredibly Irish-Catholic director laced the script with intentional hints and misdirection to keep the audience guessing as to whether Father Flynn is actually abusing children. In the cinematic version it was Shanley and the cinematographer, Roger Deakins job to constantly keep the audience from knowing every fact about the central plot. What the fantastic duo does with the framing of the shots, the content and dialogue between the characters weaves a near perfect narrative of the pain of doubt....   [tags: sermons, confession, suspicion]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- Imagine a man being accused of a crime he did not commit, yet his punishment whether he did or did not do it is death. Again, imagine a world where accusations from thirteen year old girls are taken under serious consideration in court. Absurd, ridiculous, and out of the question are some of the words most people would use to describe such situations. Between being pressed against large stones for a confession, or being thrown into the river to test for witchcraft, the people of Salem were in a mass hysteria....   [tags: crime, confession, accusations]

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letter of confession

- ~Before I begin this letter, I want you to know that the reason why I’m sharing this with you is because I feel that I have to be completely honest about something that’s very personal to me. Originally, I wanted to tell you, but I just did not feel comfortable and I did not trust you enough. But, I can not keep this from you any longer. I hope after I explain this that you can understand why I did so~ The past two years of my life have been filled with extreme hardship. Although I have had positive things take place in my life, the bad always seems to outweigh the good....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Reader '

- Throughout the novel, the reader sees Frank carry out numerous cruel acts, whether this be the three children he has murdered in the past, or the countless animals he continues to torture and kill in the present. Naturally, hearing about someone performing these acts would evoke feelings of disgust and dislike; however, Ian Banks uses first person narrative to allow Frank to justify and add humour to his stories, which leads to the reader having feelings of sympathy towards Frank. Even when sympathy is not directly created, the author gets the reader to like Frank, which makes it easier for the reader to forgive Frank for the disturbing deeds he has done....   [tags: First-person narrative, Narrative, Murder]

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The Fundamental Purpose Of The First Amendment

- The fundamental purpose of the first amendment was to guarantee the maintenance of an effective system of free speech and expression. This calls for an examination of the various elements which are necessary to support such a system in a modem democratic society. Some of these elements found early articulation in the classic theory of free expression, as it developed over the course of centuries; others are the outgrowth of contemporary conditions. More specifically, it is necessary to analyze what it is that the first amendment attempts to maintain: the function of freedom of expression in a democratic society; what the practical difficulties are in maintaining such a system: the dynamic fo...   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Dr. H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer

- Erick Larson wrote in Devil in the White City, “I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing – I was born with the Evil One standing as my sponsor beside the bed where I was ushered in the world, and he has been with me since” (Troy, Taylor). This statement was a quoted confession from Dr. H. H. Holmes himself in 1896. Holmes was the first major serial killer in America, even though he came after many others in his time....   [tags: legal issues, serial killer]

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Worship Service At First Baptist Church

- Worship Service at First Baptist Church [Greeters welcome people into the Sanctuary} Worship Leader: Welcome everybody. Thank you all for coming today to celebrate and gather together in community under Christ. Please join us in standing and signing praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. First song: Greatly To Be Praised Associate Pastor: Thank you Lord that we can praise your holy Name. You are so worthy of all of our praise. Thank you all for coming this morning, I just have a few short announcements to make and then we are going to do a meet greet....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Baptism, Eucharist]

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Expansion of the First Sound of the Future is Vocaloid

- ... According to their logic, VOCALOID isn’t a real instrument because it is a vocal synthesizer that requires to user convert musical notation and lyrics into a voice like how a word processor can change letter fonts (Werde, 2003). Out of all the instruments in the world, the human voice is the most difficult for a computer to imitate since it is so complex. However that is just what the average person thinks. During Miku’s Live Party -39s Live in Tokyo- concert, just when the girl steps out on stage to sing “When the First Love Ends”, she turns away teary-eyed trying to compose herself....   [tags: synthesizers, concert, singers]

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Clamence from The Fall by Albert Camus

- Clamence from The Fall by Albert Camus The Fall, a 1957 novel written by Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus, is a story based on confession. The main character, Jean-Baptiste Clamence, portrays himself to be the epitome of good citizenship and acceptable behavior and now he has come to face the reality that his existence has been deeply seated in hypocrisy. Clamence also openly enjoys the wealth of cheap dreams that the prostitutes and bars his Amsterdam home has to offer. In a bar called Mexico City, Clamence begins to recall his life as a respected lawyer, supposedly immune to judgment....   [tags: Jean-Baptiste Clamence The Fall Confession Essays]

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The Truth Behind Modern Interrogation Style

- Our interrogation tactics have come a long way from using physical force to retrieve incriminating evidence, which was referred to as the “third degree”, to non-violent methods of obtaining information. We’d like to think that the system we have instilled in America is perfect and fair, but that is far from the reality. Although we have eliminated physical force from interrogations, the new equivalent implemented to the third degree is psychological torture. The nation-wide system used to interrogate potential suspects- the Reid Technique- is heavily flawed and corrupt....   [tags: Interrogation, False confession, Reid technique]

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My First Romantic Relationship Was A Pivotal Experience Of Mine

- My first romantic relationship was a pivotal experience of mine. I was basically an amateur going into it, not knowing what to expect or how it would evolve. Unfortunately, I came out of it heartbroken, bitter, and ultimately disappointed. Nonetheless, presently, I can firmly say that I have learned my lesson and have been able to come to relevant and far-reaching understanding. I recognize love is such a distinct way now. I have attained a new outlook on the topic, which I discern as a privilege....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Broken heart]

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The First Time I Ever Felt Unsafe At School

- The first time I ever felt unsafe at school was the day my best friend told me that he was gay. We sat at the far back of the classroom, as far away from the screeching chalkboard and the saliva Mr. McFleggin sent flying each time he talked. Seated around us were the rest of our peers, all of them well versed in where to find the safest seats from the downpour. On that day, however, Mr. McFleggin had left the classroom to go fetch the school counselor because Dakota, my best friend, was crying uncontrollably....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Bisexuality]

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Jehovah's-Witness

- My cell phone and my doorbell rang simultaneously; seeing my neighbor’s number displayed, I assumed it was she at my door. Not the case at all. She was calling to tell me that there were some JWs on the way to my door. Since I’d already opened the door and was standing face to face with them, all I could do was tell her “Thanks, I appreciate your concern.” and hang up. “Hi. I’m Mary and this is Joe. We are from Kingdom Hall, and we’d like to have a brief study and prayer with you if you have time.” I began to explain that I was a Christian and not interested; then, I remembered that I needed just such an encounter for my final Apologetics assignment....   [tags: christianity, bible, confession]

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The Interpretation Of Law Of The Constitution

- 1. Textualism refers to the interpretation of law that limits itself exclusively to what the text says, leaving no room for interpretation. On the other hand, original meaning refers to the interpretation of law that intends to interpret what the intent of the framers of the constitution were. For example, when the constitution grants freedom of speech, a textualist may argue that this only applies to verbal speech and you should be granted full protection of this. One that supports original meaning may argue that the original intent of the framers was for speech to extend not only to verbal speech, but also to symbolic and written speech....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Senator John Mccain 's First Hand Prisoner Of War Experience

- Congressman and senator John McCain is someone who also has first-hand prisoner of war experience. On October 26, 1967 McCain’s bomber was struck down by a surface-to-air missile that destroyed the aircraft’s right wing. (Kelly, 2015) During the ejection, McCain broke both of his arms and his right leg which knocked him unconscious. He woke up when he landed in a lake and sank to the bottom because of heavy equipment. Luckily he kicked to the surface and was able to activate his life preserver with his teeth....   [tags: Vietnam, Vietnam War, South Vietnam]

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The World Of Religion : Emma 's First Experience With Religious Education

- Emma keeps getting herself involved in religion in hopes of the transcendence of it, but over time seeks it out in hopes of connecting with God. Emma’s first experience with religious takes places when she turned thirteen and was sent to the Rouen convent. While she got her religious education, it was here that she was “far from being unhappy” (Flaubert 33) because the convent is where Emma is first exposed to this romanticized image of the world of religion: “She was lulled into a mystical languor by the scents of the alter, the coolness of the holy water stoups, and the radiance of the candles....   [tags: God, Spirituality, Novel, Religion]

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The Novel ' Cockroach '

- In the novel Cockroach, Rawi Hage explores the concept of love through the perspective of his unnamed main character and narrator. In his introductory paragraph, the reader’s attention is immediately captured by the words, “I AM IN LOVE”. At first, it seems a declaration of the character’s love for another character; however, upon further analysis, it sheds some dubiety to the truthfulness of the statement. It is as though the narrator himself is not convinced of his love, for the words that follow contradict his statement....   [tags: Emotion, Love, First-person narrative, Word]

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The Confesion de los Moriscos

- The Confesion de los Moriscos is a surprisingly remarkable text. It was composed during the first years of the seventeenth century, around the time, 1609, when the Moriscos were expelled from Spain. It is found in one extant Manuscript copy, dating from the second decade of the century, in a volume of Quevedo’s works that once belonged to Salazar y Castro. Astrana believed that the manuscript is autograph, thus positively attributing the Confesion to Quevedo. Crosby, on his part, questioned the paleographic ascription, consequently doubting Quevedo’s paternity of the short work....   [tags: essays research papers]

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False Confessions to a Crime: The Central Park Jogger

- The Central Park Jogger case is one of false confessions to a crime, with a little help from police, which the defendants did not commit. Evidence taken at the crime scene did exclude the defendants, however, because of videotaped confessions they were sentenced to prison for a crime they admitted to committing even though they did not. It was not until many years later did the original perpetrator step forward from prison to admit he was the one who committed the crime with evidence (DNA) and firsthand knowledge of the scene....   [tags: ]

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Confessions And Confessions False Confession

- Under what circumstances may a confession be deemed unconstitutional. Discuss each circumstance you identify In the court of law, confessions are very important. Not only could it crack a case, but also result in a fair trial as well. The type of confession consist of, but not limited to the following: coerced and compliant false confession (Hritz, Blau and Tomezsko, 2010). Both confessions are different in their own ways and have the ability to affect the overall outcome of a case. Coerced confessions, for example, is when a confession is forced by the law enforcement and force a person to confess for a crime he or she didn’t do with intention to inflict harm (“False and Coerced Confessions...   [tags: Evidence law, Hearsay in United States law, Jury]

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First Person Narrative in Red Sky at Morning by Richard Bradford

- First Person Narrative in Red Sky at Morning by Richard Bradford The author, Richard Bradford, uses first person narrative in his novel Red Sky at Morning. His story unfolds through the eyes of Josh Arnold, the strong-willed, independent son of Frank Arnold, a respected and wealthy man in Sagrado, New Mexico during the times of World War II. When Josh was two he began to become immune to things like Indian fire and ringworm which was the primary cause for their summerhouse in Sagrado. The Arnolds moved from Mobile, Alamabama during the War to live year long in Sagrado when Frank had a conviction to serve his time in the U.S....   [tags: Papers]

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Psychology of Confessions

- 1. BRIEFLY describe what happened in the Central Park Jogger case (2 points) In 1989, a female jogger was beaten, raped, and then left to die in Central Park (Kassin, 2005). The police arrested 5 boys from age 14-16 years old and of African American or Hispanic descent. The police induced confessions from these five boys and they were convicted for the crime. However, 13 years later, a man named Matias Reyes confessed voluntarily to committing the crime and DNA evidence proved his confession to be the truth....   [tags: criminology, questioning procedures]

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Mythological Content in "Confessions of a Shopaholic"

- In many movies today there is usually some form of mythological content. The movie doesn’t have to be related to mythology in any way, shape, or form. The movie Confessions of a Shopaholic is a movie that you would not expect to have any mythological content in it, but it does. In Confessions of a Shopaholic there is a definite hero archetype. This movie has the hero archetype in it because it fulfills all of the phases in Joseph Campbell’s study A Hero with a Thousand Faces. The first phase of Campbell’s study is Departure....   [tags: Confessions of a Shopaholic, movies, heroes, ]

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The Confessions Of Nat Turner

- Nat Turner was an enslaved African American who led what was called the “Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion” where slaves and free blacks who were located in Southampton County, Virginia. This rebellion took place on August 21, 1831, and as a result at least fifty-five whites were murdered. All of those who took part in this rebellion were to be executed, including Nat Turner. While Nat Turner was awaiting execution he was interviewed for two months by a man named Thomas Ruffin Gray, a wealthy lawyer and slave owner himself....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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Andrews Williams: The Confessions of Nat Turner: Memoir of a Martyr or Testament of a Terrorist?

- Introduction Even almost 200 years after his death, Nat Turner remains one of the most intricate figures in American history. He and his rebellion have been the heart of many intense arguments, and many scholars have burned gallons on end of midnight oil exhausting resources in attempt to get to know Mr. Turner. These valiant attempts at familiarizing themselves with this very influential man have left us with countless sources to study. In these sources, we can find several different explanations as to why Nat Turner launched this infamous rebellion....   [tags: american history, murder]

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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, by Gregory Maguire

- In most fairytales, there is a character that stands out as a visionary; the one who defends happiness, and leads the way allowing others to find their destiny. This person usually has the will power to influence not only them self, but also has the ability to influence the person who seems to be the least likely to accept another’s view of the world, especially if they’re living in a world that is detached from everyone else's. In Gregory Maguire’s book, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, the visionary to see beyond her own sanity and look into the depths of another person’s chaos is Iris....   [tags: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister]

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The Norfolk Four : False Confessions A Miscarriage Of Justice

- The Norfolk Four: False Confessions a Miscarriage of Justice The Frontline documentary, The Confessions (2010), tells the story of the Norfolk Four; four innocent men who were ultimately convicted of the rape and murder of Michelle Bosko. As horrendous and appalling as Michelle Bosko’s murder was, that was not the most shocking point of the film. More astonishing is the fact that four innocent men were convicted of the crime with the help false confessions obtained by the police investigating the case....   [tags: Interrogation, False confession]

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Augustine's Confessions Paper

- When one reads the word "confessions," one would not necessarily associate it with the word "narrative." Confessions seem to be more of something stated directly without any story-like element. They are also a more personal thing- one does not simply put them in a story form unless purposely intending to do so, because usually it is something that expresses guilt for something personal or is between the author and their conscience (or perhaps to themselves). However, there can always be an exception, like Augustine's Confessions....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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Dante's Inferno and Saint Augstine's Confessions

- “There must be contrast before there can be comprehension, we can realize good only through the ministry of evil (122 Blow).” Dante’s Inferno and Saint Augustine’s Confessions are both like the Bible, they both have some good advice but they are nothing more than someone’s vision. Augustine is able to give the reader a close experience of his journey through life, just as Dante carries the reader with him through his journey through hell. Both of these works paint a vivid picture of the expeditions of man through his search for a deeper spiritual connection....   [tags: the pursuit of heavenly grace]

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Saint Augustine of Hippo’s Confessions

- Saint Augustine of Hippo’s Confessions (398 C.E.) is a theological autobiography, what we would call today a conversion story. The book is an apologia, which means it is both a confession of faith as well as an account of a life. It is meant to be a testimony of faith and a defense of Christian doctrine. The book is not a biography in our modern sense of the term. The book is about the birth of faith. This is the heart of the book. Through the telling of his own life story -- the indiscretions of his youth, his experiment with Manichaeism, the birth of a child out of wedlock, his father Patrick who converted to Christianity only at his death bed, the persistent hope of his Christian mother M...   [tags: autobiography, apologia]

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AIOC Oil Concession in Iran

- The AIOC oil concession in Iran had never been free of controversy. Generally, there was a clash between the AIOC’s claim to be a well managed company playing a progressive and developmental role in Iran but the Iranians’ view the company as a rapacious exploitative representative of British imperialism. Whether or not the AIOC contributed towards the Iranian economy, AIOC failed to close off opportunities for economic nationalists in such a way that the dispute between the AIOC and Iranian government culminated in the nationalisation crisis in 1951....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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Teaching The Confessions of St. Augustine

- Teaching The Confessions of St. Augustine ABSTRACT: Augustine's passionate and immensely personal account of his conversion has enthralled readers for centuries. Unfortunately, the passion and personal nature of the writing can stand as a barrier to comprehension, especially when the text is taught at the undergraduate level. Add to this the fact that the work has the character of one long and substained prayer to God, contains many passages that are tediously introspective, and refers to a time and place that are foreign to today's undergraduates, the task of helping students to understand and appreciate the work is daunting, to say the least....   [tags: The Confessions of St. Augustine]

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Why Innocent Men Make False Confessions

- The story of Ryan Ferguson is a bizarre case that many find difficult to comprehend. In 2001, a murder was committed and although DNA evidence was left behind, no suspects were found. The case became cold, until two years later when an anonymous call came saying that the murderer was Charles Erickson. Apparently, Chuck Erickson blacked out the night of Halloween and thought that he may have committed the crime because he was in the vicinity of the scene. When interrogated his story was loose and full of doubts....   [tags: Ryan Ferguson]

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Misrepresentation of Love

- “Our hearts find no peace until they rest in you” (21). The return to God, the means of doing so, and the manners by which man is turned from him in the first place, are central themes in St. Augustine’s Confessions; a historical work serving as confession, praise, and examination of faith. Autobiographical in nature, Augustine’s work retells the story of his life and of his spiritual journey in retrospect, considering each event and its importance to the larger framework of his religious philosophy, a result of the merging of Neo-Platonist thought and Catholic theology....   [tags: Analysis, St. Augustine’s Confessions]

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Free Essays - The First Man

- Albert Camus’ novel, The First Man, shows how one man, Jacques Comery, who’s father died while he was an infant, and is forced to grow up in a poverty stricken part of Algiers with his mother, grandmother, brother and uncle in a small two bedroom apartment. Has come to an understanding of love, death, poverty, and life. The following passages are some of Camus’ best examples of how Jacques has come to this understanding, as well as some of Camus’ own opinions on these and other matters. This first passage is a conversation between Jacques and his friend Malan it tells us about Jacques opinion on life and death....   [tags: first]

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The Confession, A Powerful And Popular Work

- Throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the production of literature can be seen to coincide with religious turmoil and metamorphosis as seen by a number of texts written during these periods. Augustine’s The Confessions, written in Late Antiquity or the Early Middle Ages, along with Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses and Freedom of a Christian, written in the late Renaissance, provide a clear image of this trend. The Confessions, a powerful and popular work, shows the period of Augustine’s life as one of continuous change of his own faith and aspirations....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Catholic Church]

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A Confession At Any Cost

- Police Interrogation Tactics A confession at any cost In the United States, law enforcement officers are infamously known for violating average citizen’s constitutional rights in order to get a confession. Instead of being innocent ‘til proven guilty, the roles are actually swapped. The minute you are booked for an alleged crime you may have committed, your chances of walking away are slim. But is this actually feasible. Is the law enforcement that is supposedly there to protect us, in reality harming us....   [tags: Police, Crime, Criminal law, Reasonable doubt]

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The Self-hatred of Kochan in Confessions of a Mask

- The Self-hatred of Kochan in Confessions of a Mask In his semi-autobiographical novel, Confessions of a Mask, Yukio Mishima examines the struggle for acceptance by a man living outside of the socially accepted norms. A motif that strongly pervades this novel is death and the images of blood associated with it. Kochan, a Japanese adolescent living in post-war Japan, struggles with his homosexuality and his desire to be "normal." In order to survive, he must hide behind a mask of propriety. At a young age, Kochan shows signs of being attracted to male beauty....   [tags: Confessions Mask Essays]

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Analysis of St. Augustine’s Confessions

- St. Augustine’s Confessions St. Augustine is a man with a rational mind. As a philosopher, scholar, and teacher of rhetoric, he is trained in and practices the art of logical thought and coherent reasoning. The pursuits of his life guide him to seek concrete answers to specific questions. Religion, the practice of which relies primarily on faith—occasionally blind faith—presents itself as unable to be penetrated by any sort of scientific study or inquiry. Yet, like a true scientist and philosopher, one of the first questions St....   [tags: St. Augustine Confessions Philosophy Essays]

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The Primary Purpose Of The First Crusade

- The Primary Purpose of the First Crusade The history of the Crusades in the early parts of the 11th century is one that was filled with battles fraught with much adversity and hardship, along with their shares of success in accomplishing the church’s goal of reclaiming as much control over the Holy Land as possible. The First Crusade is no exception to this. This campaign had a very specific objective laid out by the church, which was successfully accomplished and equally brought some control back to the church as future crusades did....   [tags: Crusades, First Crusade, Christianity]

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Who Pays On The First Date?

- The first date is where both parties make a first impression on one another and it sets the tone for what kind of relationship will continue in the future. This first social exchange often determines whether the two parties will even continue communicating from here on out, or if communication will be abolished all together. In this day and age men and women are closer to equality then they have ever been within society. This includes the dating scene. Because of this change in the social status of women, the questions continues to be raised, which sex is responsible for what roles....   [tags: dating, relationship, first date]

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The World Of The First Crusade

- The First Crusade was well known for their main goal for the European Christians to regain the sacred city of Jerusalem. Before the First Crusades became to be, they were knights at first because they had sworn a vow to successfully reach Jerusalem and were granted taking of the cross or the crux that would be with them in the entire journey. In 1095, Alexius sent mail to the pope to request mercenaries to protect them from the Muslim Invaders. That’s when the pope decided to assist Alexius, to regain some lost territory that’s when Pope decided he wanted to send the European knights to Jerusalem....   [tags: First Crusade, Crusades, Jerusalem]

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The Desired Effect: First Impressions

- The Desired Effect: First Impressions Whether we like it or not, it takes just three seconds to come to a conclusion about someone new (Flora, 2004). First impressions strike like lightning and before you hear the thunder, you have formed a first opinion. In First Impressions Matter, “According to New York University, Graduate School of Business, people make eleven decisions about us in the first seven seconds of contact: (1) education level, (2) economic level, (3) perceived creditability and believability, (4) trustworthiness, (5) level of sophistication, (6) sexual identification, (7) level of success, (8) political background, (9) religious background, (10) ethnic background, and (11) s...   [tags: Psychology, First Impression]

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Is First Love, Real Love?

- Is love at first sight real. According to “Your Tango”, “nearly fifty–eight percent of Americans believe that love at first sight is real. Also fifty percent of Americans claim that they have experienced it themselves” (Behan). The controversy over whether or not a couple can fall in love quickly can be debated. However, the truth about love is that it can occur in a split second. With evidence from the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, there is proof that love at first sight does exist....   [tags: first sight, Romeo and Juliet]

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The First Amendment

- Introduction Since the first freedom of speech case was brought to the Supreme Court in 1919, the debate over whether it is an absolute or qualified right has persisted. As the Court attempts to capture the meaning of the First Amendment and its free speech clause, they create many tests and qualifications for the protection of the First Amendment. Many of the discussions revolving around free speech exceptions concern, at least in part, hateful and offensive speech. The paradox that plagues this argument is that speech cannot be qualified without encroaching on some rights, yet speech cannot be absolute without threatening the peace that rights are intended to protect....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The First Great Awakening

- THE FIRST GREAT AWAKENING The First Great Awakening was an extremely important religious revival that moved through the American colonies. This spiritual revival took place in the American colonies around 1730 to 1760. The First Great Awakening was able to gain a lot of momentum because of the influential preaching that taught the citizens of these colonies that the only way to salvation was by accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior. Many of the colonists believed that they lived proper and just lives by attending church and doing good deeds....   [tags: Christianity, First Great Awakening]

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First Class Mail Guidelines

- The following first class mail guideslines were designed to reach these goals. Guidelines for handling other classes of mail and using special services begin on p.28. A postal rate chart apears in Appendix D (blue pages). 1. Key envolope addresses in block style, using uppercase letters and omitting punctuation (except for hyphens). 2. Place the address block about four inches from the left edge and two inches from the top edge of a No.10 envelope, or use the default setting of the Evelope feature on the word processing software....   [tags: first class, mail, guidelines,]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Confession Augustine Shares '

- Human nature causes a desire to run away from places and people full of love, into a life that is empty in all ways, and go running back to the open arms of loved ones once self-preservation runs out. This idea of running away and returning was used in the Bible to exemplify man running away from God with selfish ambition only to return to a God with His arms wide open, welcoming the son back home and treating him as though he had never left. In his Confessions Augustine shares his personal Prodigal Son moment, the journey that led him away from, then back to, his Creator....   [tags: God, Monotheism, Creator deity, Augustine of Hippo]

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The First Four Crusades And The Crusades

- Lasting from 1095-1290, The first four crusades lasted for 196 years.(Phillips) The crusades were motivated by the idea of spiritual freedom, new land, monetary incentives, and many other wordly goods. In recent years historians have learned more information about the first four crusades. This information helps answer some of the questions surrounding the first crusades. Outcomes varied from crusade to crusade, as did responses from Muslim governments, all of which shaped Muslim culture today. Motivations Incentives for taking up the cross ranged from pilgrimage, monetary gains, and things such as political power or fame....   [tags: First Crusade, Crusades, Byzantine Empire]

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