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Being There by Jerzy Kosinski

- In his novel Being There, Jerzy Kosinski shows how present day culture has strayed away from the ideal society that Plato describes in his allegory of the cave. In his metaphor, Plato describes the different stages of life and education through the use of a cave. In the first level of the cave, Plato describes prisoners who are shackled and facing a blank wall. Behind them is a wall of fire with a partition that various objects are placed and manipulated by another group of people. These shadows are the only action that they ever see....   [tags: Kosinski Being There]

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Kosinski's Being There and the Existential Anti-Hero

- Kosinski's Being There and the Existential Anti-Hero      Critics have referred to Kosinski's Being There as his worst novel.  Perhaps, Kosinski's prosaic style is deceptive in its apparent simplicity (especially when contrasted with The Painted Bird).  "What Kosinski seeks to do," as Welch D. Everman relates, "is to stimulate the reader's recreative and imaginative task by offering only the essentials...Kosinski's style draws the reader into the incident by refusing to allow him to remain passive" (25).  This essay will propose that Being There is a major existential work following in the tradition of Sartre and Camus in which Chance, the main protagonist, mirrors Camus's Mersault in A H...   [tags: Being There Essays]

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Being There by Jerzy Kosinski

- In the short story “Being There”, by Jerzy Kosinski, there are multiple examples of satire that are displayed throughout both the book and the movie. A few of them are: media, death, politics, and racism. The satire of the media was very similar in the book and the movie. Media played a big role in society and still does to this day. Kosinski uses Chauncey Gardner, the main character of the story, to show how media can affect a person. Chauncey loves TV and is always watching it in his free time....   [tags: character, Chauncey Gardner]

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Jerzy Kosinki's Being There

- Jerzy Kosinki's Being There At quaint coffee houses, expensive restaurants, and homes around the world, movies and books are spoken of quite frequently. What happens when a best- selling book turns into Hollywood's project. In many cases, the remade story often does not do the book justire. Remaking a movie after a book can also propel a book and its author into stardom. This is the case for Jerzy Kosinki's popular book Being There. Patterning the remade movie version of Being There after the original book, Kosinski greatly enhances the entertainment value for the audience....   [tags: Being There Essays]

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Jerzy Kosinski

- Jerzy Kosinski Jerzy Kosinski was born in Poland in 1933 to Russian parents who had fled the revolution. He was separated from his family when the Nazis invaded in 1939. For six years he wandered form village to village scorned by East European gypsies who feared his hawk like face and penetrating eyes. He survived German terror by his wits and he was struck dumb from the shock that he underwent from this six-year period of wandering. He was mute from age nine to fourteen.(New Yorker) Kosinski was later reunited with his family and by the time he was twenty-four, he attained a professorship at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw....   [tags: Papers]

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Being There - A Bit More Like Chance

- Being There - A Bit More Like Chance While watching the movie Being There, the viewer begins to notice just how different the book and the movie are. While the book appeals more to the reader's emotions, the movie gives a comical outlook on the problems faced in both the book and the movie. The contrast between the two places them into separate categories--a touching story about a man trapped in a world of which he knows nothing about and a satirical comedy about the very same man....   [tags: Being There Essays]

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Being There: Comparison of Book and Movie

- Being There: Comparison of Book and Movie The book, "Being There," is about a man named Chance, who is forced to move out of the house he lived in his whole life and his experience in the outside world. Based on the success of the book, the movie, "Being There," was made. The author of the book, Jerzy Kosinski, also wrote the screenplay for the movie. I think the major difference between the book and the movie is that in the book, we get to read what Chance is feeling and thinking, but in the movie, we only get to see his actions....   [tags: Being There Literature Movies Essays]

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Being There

- “Being there” is a story of a man named Chance who knew nothing other than gardening and what he saw on television. His actions, judgements, and thoughts were all a reproduction of his experiences with television shows and gardening. After being backed up into by a limousine driver Chance became the focus of America’s daily news. Although not being able to read or having any common knowledge about the outside world Chance uses his knowledge of gardening and what he sees on television to help him in conversations with people and to excel in the real world....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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being there

- Being There is the story of Chance, a simple gardener turned American media hero. He seems to know nothing but television and gardening. His thoughts and judgments are products of television and his gardening experience. Yet through his simple mild mannered ways he unintentionally becomes the center of America’s business news. The author of Being There, Jerzy Kosinski said “To read a novel is to practice for real life. Fiction doesn’t change anybody’s life, it merely hints at the different ways of looking at oneself, at others, and at society” Since Chance was not able to read, television shows were his novels....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dasein in Being There

- Dasein in Being There Though I'm sure I didn't realize it back then, I spent a lot of time in my childhood mulling over the classic "nature vs. nurture" debate. Specifically, I wondered what would happen to a child separated from civilization at birth. If a person were locked in a room, never taught anything, and interacted with only by machines that delivered it food, then released into society at a certain age, how much would it know. How much would it be able to figure out. Could it survive....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Fate in Voltaire and Kosinski's Literature: Everything happens for a reason

- Voltaire and Kosinski’s literature works are two of the significant artistic work of the eighteenth and twentieth century. The work have strong basis of numerous human character and nature, by demonstrating how human beings associates. As one flips from one page to the next of the products of two shrewd authors, many thematic issues are revealed including stupidity, foolishness, optimism among others. However, one of the most important themes espoused in the contents of the two famed writers is that everything that happens in human life has reason (Voltaire, 1950)....   [tags: Voltaire, fate, literature, Kosinski,]

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Preference Theory and Well-Being

- A preference theory is a philosophical theory that the fulfilment of preferences is the only thing that matters in contributing to well-being. Well-being can be seen as what people ultimately want to achieve; the “ultimate good”1. In terms of preference theory, for you to reach the state of well-being then you must have your preferences satisfied. Preference theories can be split into two distinct categories, actual preference theory and ideal preference theory2. Actual preference theory deals with preferences people actually have, regardless of misinformation or irrationality, while ideal preference theory is interested in what we would “hypothetically” prefer, if we were completely inf...   [tags: Phylosophy, Well-being]

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The Importance Of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

- Despite the comedy in the ways in which women in the play are presented, Oscar Wilde forces even a modern audience to attend deeply to serious matters. To what extent is this the case in “The Importance of Being Earnest”. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is a comedy of manners in which the vast majority of the humor derives from Wilde’s portrayal of the female characters. The play is not meant to be serious, or to carry any particular moral message, as Wilde himself acknowledges in the plays subtitle that it is merely a "trivial comedy for serious people"....   [tags: Comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest]

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Scene Change

- Scene Being Changed: (Chbosky 202-213) The scene being changed is the day that Sam, Charlie’s love interest, leaves for college. The previous night, things had gotten intimate between her and Charlie, but Charlie freaked out when she began to touch him. That night, he had a dream about his Aunt Helen touching him the same way that Sam did. On the day that Sam left, Charlie returned home and reality sank in. Here, we realize that Charlie had “gotten bad again;” He had lost all of his friends, he had no one to comfort him, and he was beginning to think that the dream he had about his Aunt Helen was an actual memory....   [tags: being a wallflower, aunt helen]

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St. Thomas Aquinas’ On Being and Essence

- In St. Thomas Aquinas’ On Being and Essence, he devotes an entire chapter of his book discussing how essence is found in composite substances. “Form and matter are found in composite substances, as for example soul and body in man. But it cannot be said that either one of these alone is called the essence.’ Aquinas argues that in a composite substance, not only is the form but also matter in the essence of a thing. However, in Metaphysics, Aristotle says that essence is in the form, which acts upon matter....   [tags: Aquinas, Being and Essence, Metaphysics]

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The Importance of Being Earnest

- It has been said that ‘Comedy, beginning in turmoil but ending in harmony, celebrates life.’ and this is the general idea with ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ Wilde proves that this comedy of manners does conform to this model. As Lady Bracknell tries to prolong the resolution and tries to prevent the marriage between Jack and Gwendolyn, she can be seen as a ‘gorgon’ because she refuses to let Gwendolyn marry Jack. Despite this, She may be seen as a heroine because she is a strong, commanding woman who isn’t passive like traditional Victorian women as she makes decisions which indicates that she has power within the play....   [tags: oscar wilde, comedy, being ernest]

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The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

- In The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde revealed that animalistic traits can tint a character’s intellectual attributes. All of the characters possess an overwhelming desire which seems to diminish their morality. Wilde uses Jack Worthing’s animalistic behaviors to reveal that his animal self is damaging his intellectual self. The play is presented to show that the characters retain an exaggerated pleasure with food, which shows their pleasures in inanimate objects. Every character in the play is drawn into lustful relationships, thus mutilating their psychological self....   [tags: the importance of being earnest, oscar wilde]

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Not Being Earnest in The Importance of Being Earnest

- Not Being Earnest in The Importance of Being Earnest While some critics contend that The Importance of Being Earnest is completely fanciful and has no relation to the real world, others maintain that Oscar Wilde's "trivial comedy for serious people" does make significant comments about social class and the institution of marriage. These observations include the prevalent utilization of deceit in everyday affairs. Indeed the characters and plot of the play appear to be entirely irreverent, thus lending weight to the comedic, fanciful aspect....   [tags: The Importance of Being Earnest]

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The Dichotomy of Honesty in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

- Oscar Wilde's, "The Importance of Being Earnest" revolves around the dichotomy of the true definition of honesty versus the victorian definition of honesty. It is apparent that Wilde's opinion is that true honesty is expressed through being genuine to one's self as opposed to putting on a front as is important in victorian ideals. In this work, Wilde uses humor to off-set the seriousness of the theme of the story. One who has studied this work can also clearly see that Wilde is using sarcasm to say things that would not have been accepted by society if they were said bluntly....   [tags: The Importance of Being Earnest]

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Comic Devices in The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

- The Importance of Being Earnest is a comedy of manners that is used to parody social aspects of a Victorian society. Wilde does this by incorporating farcical elements that would appear ludicrous to an audience and satirises Victorian social norms and values. Wilde also subverts the ideals of marriage by undermining the concept as a whole and at the same time he inverts traditional gender roles and class in society. Wilde has included serious and controversial subjects such as the influence of religion which implies Wilde’s comedy is not a game but a serious criticism of Victorian society....   [tags: The Importance of Being Earnest]

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The Importance Of Being Earnest An Attack On Victorian Society

- To what extent is the importance of being Earnest an attack on Victorian society or a vehicle to showcase Wildes literacy prowess. Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is a beautifully constructed depiction of nineteenth century Victorian life. The quirky and often irreverent situations presented were often witty and amusing but in many instances revealed a biting critique of traditional expectations and behaviour. Wilde arguably would have used the play to showcase his literary prowess and it is to what extent that Wilde used the play as a platform or used the play to expose hypocritical values that would be questioned by both contemporary and modern audiences....   [tags: Victorian era, The Importance of Being Earnest]

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Satire in “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde

- A satire is a piece of work that is designed to ridicule or tease a group or organization, generally for the purpose of being humorous. “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a play by Oscar Wilde, is a satire, ridiculing class, gender, and marriage. This essay will describe some points from each of these sections, as well as give a brief synopsis of the play these examples come from. The Importance of being Earnest includes three acts, with seven major characters. In act one, we start with a conversation between Jack (a notable bachelor) and Algernon (an in debt bachelor, with a laid back temperament), in which we learn both have made up 'friends,' who are often sick, as to escape from whereve...   [tags: Satire, Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde, ]

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Everything happens for a reason

- Voltaire and Kosinski’s literature works are two of the significant artistic work of the eighteenth and twentieth century. Although the artistic works were produced during different periods, they have strong basis of numerous human nature which demonstrates the human association. Flipping from one page to the next of the products of two shrewd authors, many related thematic issues are revealed including stupidity, foolishness, optimism among others. However, one of the most important themes espoused in the contents is that of “everything that happens in human life has a reason” (Voltaire, 1950)....   [tags: Voltiare and Kosinski]

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Irony Of Being Earnest And William Shakespeare 's As You Like It

- Depending on how the reader and author see it, humour can be interpreted in multiple ways. In both Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, different aspects of irony are implemented to create an entertaining story line. The use of dramatic irony portrays the characters in an irrational and humorous light, through the verbal exchanges among those with alter egos; foolish actions originating from adverse situations; and the implications of dramatic irony in love....   [tags: Comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, Marriage]

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Absurdity and Satire in The Importance of Being Earnest

- Absurdity and Satire in The Importance of Being Earnest In Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, much is made of societal expectations, protocols, as well as the inversions of these expectations. A character, Jack Worthing, adopts an alter ego when going into town to avoid keeping up with the serious and morally upright behaviour that is expected of him as guardian to his eighteen-year-old ward, Cecily. Another character, Algernon Moncrieff, makes up an invalid friend Bunbury whose grave health conditions provide him with the excuse to escape to the country as and when he pleases....   [tags: Importance of Being Earnest]

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Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower

- Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower The complexities of growing up can be overwhelming, but one must overcome the realities of the wild and poignant roller coaster of youth in order to live a sensible and productive life. The Perks of Being a Wallflower begins as the protagonist Charlie, starting his first year of high school, deals with the suicide of his single close friend named Michael and the lingering feeling of guilt over the death of his aunt....   [tags: Chbosky Perks Being Wallflower]

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Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest

- Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest Setting: Begins in a flat in London then proceeds to a manor house in the countryside in the late 1800's. Plot: Two men, John Jack Earnest Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, use the deception [a Bunbury] that both their names were Ernest, in order to secure marriage to the women they love, Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Then there is the ultimate unraveling of their lies, which still ends in their impending nuptials.Cast of Key CharactersJohn Jack Ernest Worthing"Bon-vivant" [Jack to Algernon 2] Algernon is asking Jack what brought him to town....   [tags: Importance Being Earnest Wilde Essays]

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being - It is Better to Carry a Heavy Load

- The Unbearable Lightness of Being - It is Better to Carry a Heavy Load "Is it better to carry a heavy load on your shoulders, or cope with the unbearable lightness of being?" Phillip Kaufman coupled brilliant film techniques with wonderful acting to put together the film The Unbearable Lightness of Being based off of Milan Kundera's novel of the same title. The film is set in Prague during the spring of 1968. At this time the Russians are still trying to exercise their communist control over Czechoslovakia, and Prague is a city filled with political uprisings and violent outbursts from the Czech people....   [tags: Unbearable Lightness of Being Essays]

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Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

- Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest Webster’s dictionary defines earnest as “characterized by or proceeding from an intense and serious state of mind.” This definition is subject to total upheaval by Oscar Wilde in The Importance of Being Earnest. The title suggests a treatise on the value of solemnity in everyday life. However, Wilde presents us with an ironic play that leaves us with the opposite lesson. None of the characters benefit from propriety. The least serious characters, Algernon and Jack are rewarded in the end for their frivolous behavior throughout the play, implying that there is very little, if any, importance to being earnest, excepting that you give the appearan...   [tags: Oscar Wilde Importance Being Earnest Essays]

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Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being

- Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being The themes of dominance and dehumanization are inextricably entwined throughout history and, therefore, literature. Milan Kundera addresses this concept in his novel, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by describing the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia and its communistic influence on his characters, the interrelations of these characters, as well as its implications in a small excerpt on man's presumed dominance over other creatures. This last passage ties together the mechanization of people with that of animals, showing that the citizens of communist Czechoslovakia are expected to become no more than chattel....   [tags: Milan Kundera Unbearable Lightness Being Essays]

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The Double Life in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

- The Double Life in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest appears to be a conventional 19th century farce. False identities, prohibited engagements, domineering mothers, lost children are typical of almost every farce. However, this is only on the surface in Wilde's play. His parody works at two levels- on the one hand he ridicules the manners of the high society and on the other he satirises the human condition in general. The characters in The Importance of Being Earnest assume false identities in order to achieve their goals but do not interfere with the others' lives....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Being Earnest Essays]

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Satire in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

- Satire in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest is a comedy of manners, whereby Oscar Wilde uses satire to ridicule marriage, love and the mentality of the Victorian aristocratic society. It can also be referred to as a satiric comedy. What is a satire and what is Oscar Wilde trying to emphasize by employing it in his play. A satiric comedy ridicules political policies or attacks deviations from social order by making ridiculous, the violators of its standards of morals or manners....   [tags: The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde]

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Maxims and Masks: The Epigram in The Importance of Being Earnest

- Maxims and Masks: The Epigram in "The Importance of Being Earnest" Oscar Wilde frames "The Importance of Being Earnest" around the paradoxical epigram, a skewering metaphor for the play's central theme of division of truth and identity that hints at a homosexual subtext. Other targets of Wilde's absurd yet grounded wit are the social conventions of his stuffy Victorian society, which are exposed as a "shallow mask of manners" (1655). Aided by clever wordplay, frantic misunderstanding, and dissonance of knowledge between the characters and the audience, devices that are now staples of contemporary theater and situation comedy, "Earnest" suggests that, especially in "civilized" society,...   [tags: Oscar Wilde Importance Being Earnest Papers]

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Lady Augusta Bracknell In The Importance Of Being Ernest

- Lady Augusta Bracknell In The Importance of Being Ernest The most memorable character and one who has a tremendous impact on the audience is Lady Augusta Bracknell. Wilde’s audience would have identified most with her titled position and bearing. Wilde humorously makes her the tool of the conflict, and much of the satire. She serves well the plot and the theme of the play. She is the strong hand who forces the whole play to move forward with a happy ending. . Generally, Lady Bracknell is first and foremost a symbol of Victorian earnestness and the unhappiness it brings as a result....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Ipmortance of Being Ernest Character A]

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Wilde's Importance of Being Earnest and Weschler's Boggs

- Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest" and Weschler's "Boggs" At first glance, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Lawrence Weschler’s Boggs: A Comedy of Values treat the issue of art’s function in converse ways. Wilde, the quintessential Aesthete, asserts that art should exist for the sake of beauty alone. Boggs, on the other hand, contends that art should serve a practical function: it should wake individuals from their sleepwalking by highlighting essential, overlooked aspects of society....   [tags: Wilde Weschler Boggs Being Earnest Essays]

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Timeless Message of Equality in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

- Timeless Message of Equality in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest   Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest satirizes Victorian society.  The witty epigrams of his characters provide light comedy masking the underlying theme of criticism of the Victorian way of life.  Wilde's effective use of humour diffuses the tense theme of his work.  In a Victorian society that emphasized progress, it was precarious for artists like Oscar Wilde to express an imperfect interpretation of life in nineteenth-century England.  Wilde's attack on the ethics of his era is an attempt to fulfill the author's prophecy that art has the power to dictate life, not merely imitate it (614-615).  At...   [tags: Importance Being Earnest Oscar Wilde Essays]

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The For The Time Being

- Reflection Shandon Black For the time being, I have my future almost completely planned out, which, for me, is an odd thing to have to do, as I am not usually the type who plans far ahead--only do I plan ahead in the short-term when some very demanding cause is at hand. But, as my future sits, it holds that I complete undergraduate school, move on to Medical school, and take all the steps necessary in becoming an ophthalmologist--the division of eye doctors that focuses on usually severe diseases of the eye; diagnosing, treating, and operating on such complications....   [tags: Need, Want, Drinking culture, Decision making]

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On Being A Theist

- Several years ago notable atheist H. J. McCloskey wrote an article titled “On Being an Atheist.” In that article, McCloskey attempts to refute some traditional arguments for the existence of God. Furthermore, in an attempt to create a positive case for atheism, he presents the problem of evil and proposes the comfort of atheism. Does McCloskey’s attempt to undermine theistic belief succeed. Is it still possible to be an intellectually fulfilled theist after considering his attacks. McCloskey does not present a solid case for the truth of atheism....   [tags: Religion]

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On Being a Theist

- Atheism is certainly one of the adversaries of theism. However, atheism provides an important role to theism by acting as a “devil’s advocate” which, in turn, ultimately strengthens theism. In the journal article “On Being an Atheist” written by H.J. McCloskey, McCloskey is both critical of the classical arguments for God’s existence and offers the problem of evil as a reason why one should not believe in God. McCloskey progresses through, in his opinion, the weakest arguments for theism, such as the cosmological argument, teleological argument, and the problem of evil....   [tags: proving the existence of God]

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Being The Hero

- Being The Hero. Being the hero is not always as glamorous as it seems. Some heroes may result in devastating ends to preserve what they believe is right, even if it costs them their lives. John Proctor was a man from the tale The Crucible by Arthur Miller who is notably considered the tragic hero of this story once it is understood in its entirety. Through all obstacles he was still able triumph through his meaningful role in the story, even with his dreadful end. What really made him such a hero was his different strengths within the story that were his knowing right from wrong, wanting to keep his name in good standing, and him growing throughout the story, yet his opposite, his weakness,...   [tags: Heroism]

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The Fragile Being

- Women and men deserve equitable opportunities to achieve a reasonable standard of a healthy living. However, in developing countries, the interplay of various economic, social, cultural and biological factors render women underprivileged to attain their rights to decent nutrition, health care services and health information. Nevertheless, some issues affecting women’s health are shared, in part, by the opposite gender. Inadequate access to nutritious food, and the resulting malnutrition, is perhaps the greatest dilemma for the health of women in developing countries....   [tags: Developing Countries, Inadequate Access to Food]

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Being a Criminologist

- Criminology is an interesting and unique career. It may not be a well-known occupation for the average teenager, but the career is extremely intriguing. I was raised knowing more things than most children do. I spent countless times eavesdropping whenever my dad was talking to my mom about the cases he was working on. Some point along the way I decided I wanted to know why these people did the things they do. Criminology seemed like the best occupation for me. There are many different aspect and factors to criminologists....   [tags: psychological concerns, career]

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Being a Buddhist

- Rui Gong RELB 2100 Buddhism Being a Buddhist “The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926- ) Born and raised in China, it seems very common for me to become a Buddhist. Growing up seeing all the majestic Buddhism temples, august figure of Buddha and merciful Bodhisattvas, it seems that Buddhism is an integral part of me. In my mind, Buddhism is like a pure lotus growing out of the feculent muddy water; without being contaminated at all, it keeps delivering its pleasant, inspiring, compassionate fragrance to the whole world, making the world better and clearer, just like a Bodh...   [tags: religious and spiritual beliefs]

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Being a Leader

- Be a leader and not a follower. Too many people want to always follow others. The reason probably why Americans is so far behind is because there one to lead. We have the work ethics to get things done. But the spirit of laziness has taking control of the people. Every day we want any and everything to get easily handed to us on a silver platter. Other countries are leading in the productive industries. We never tend to finish things we find difficult because it then become a prosaic task to our schedule....   [tags: leadership, God, high school]

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The Pressure of Social Appearances and Social Standards

- In today’s society many people care about your social appearances and social standards you fall in. If you are an outcast in your school, there are three types of people you run into: one that ignores your presence, one that accepts you as a friend or the worse of them all are the ones that torment you in any way possible. The third type people I described above are the ones that may shun and can spread bad rumors around about the type of person you are. But why should all these made up or assumed rumors matter....   [tags: being yourself]

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Interpreting Maladies: The Necessity of Being Rooted and Being the Root

- ... Fear and anxiety, love and concern, empathy and understanding among people with similar roots pervade in the story “When Mr.Pirzada Came to Dine”. Set in Boston the story has as its backdrop the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 with Mr. Pirzada, a lecturer in Botany at the University of Dacca, being sent to America by the government of Pakistan to study the foliage of New England. It is during his stay in Boston that civil war breaks in Pakistan, the East demanding autonomy from the West....   [tags: diasporic communities, character analysis]

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Being Ethically Sound Is An Important Part Of Being An Organization

- Being ethically sound is an important part of being an organization, through having policies in place on how things should be and the expectations of employee’s behavior benefits organizations. Suar, D., & Khuntia, R. (2010) expresses personal employee values and unethical practices at work behaviors all influence organizations. As a manager it is important to understand the influence that ethics has on the way on organization runs, and the problems an organization could face when dealing with unethical behavior....   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics, Morality, Management]

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Is Your Student Being Bullied or Being a Bully?

- Is Your Student Being Bullied or Being a Bully. “This should not be happening here. We took our student out of public school and enrolled in a Christian school because of bullying. Now we are dealing with the same issues.” This conversation and ones very similar have taken place in my office many times over the last few years. Whether public or private, every elementary, middle and high school in existence today must recognize that bullying is a serious issue. Bullying will adversely effect the overall social environment of any school while also negatively impacting learning....   [tags: Violence ]

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Review Of ' Perks Of Being A Wallflower '

- Being a teenager is quite an awkward time in a person’s life, it is like being a mutation, half-child and half-adult, losing innocence along the way. Around the age of 14 people hit high school and life begins to change for both males and females. Girls and boys officially start their journey into women and men, hitting many bumps and hurdles on the road to discover themselves. In the novels, Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, two very different boys begin the voyage into adulthood both making mistakes and facing obstacles along their way....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse, Male]

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Analysis Of The Article ' On Being An Atheist '

- H.J. McCloskey published the article called “On Being an Atheist” in February of 1968. In this article he talks about why atheists believe that there is no God and why the existence of God fails to be the truth. This article responds to the arguments that McCloskey and how the argument he has made has had no case to help with the existence of God. He will also explain why he believes why theism is better than theists. To show how it is a bit more reasonable he uses a “proof” instead of using a “theory” to help explain his argument....   [tags: Theology, God, Atheism, Deism]

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`` On Being A Cripple `` By Nancy Mairs

- A journey is when exposure to events leave impressions on you, thus creating your unique individuality. Internal journeys have an impact on you because the lessons learned stay with you forever, and help form who you are. The physical journeys leave impressions on you temporarily and what you learn is only useful during that period of time, for instance if you become crippled. But, the two different types of journeys aren’t usually achieved separately. Instead, they are intertwined and needing each other to help you have self-growth....   [tags: Anterior cruciate ligament, Knee]

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The Good, the Happiness of a Human Being

- By the end of Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle has taken us on a journey to find the ultimate good, the ultimate happiness. He has held throughout Nicomachean Ethics that the ultimate good must fit three criteria; it must be complete, self-sufficient and the fully human. Aristotle arrives at what he believes may have the potential of being the ultimate good. He believes that the contemplative life fits the three conditions of the ultimate end of all things. While contemplation may fit the conditions of an ultimate good still it does not appear to be the ultimate human happiness for all human beings....   [tags: Nicomachean ethics]

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There Is No Justification for Torturing a Human Being

- ​Under no circumstance, whether it is during a war or otherwise, torturing someone for information is morally and ethically wrong. There can be no justification for torturing a human being to obtain information or “just because.” To sum up multiple definitions of torture, the meaning is to punish or coerce by inflicting excruciating pain. "In the thirteenth century, the Roman lawyer Azo gave this definition: ​Torture is the inquiry after truth by means of torment. And in the seventeenth century, the civil lawyer Bocer said that: ​Torture is interrogation by torment of the body, concerning a crime known to have ​occurred, legitimately ordered by a judge for the purpose of elic...   [tags: inquiry of truth by means of torment]

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`` On Being A Cripple `` By Nancy Mairs

- We are Unique A journey is when exposure to events leave impressions on you, thus creating your unique individuality. Internal journeys have an impact on you because the lessons learned stay with you forever, and help form who you are. Physical journeys leave impressions on you and what you learn is only relevant during that period of time, for instance if you are temporarily disabled. Internal and physical journeys aren’t usually experienced separately. Instead, they are intertwined and need each other for you to gain self-growth....   [tags: Anterior cruciate ligament, Knee]

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The Importance Of Being Born A Boy

- Being Masculine To be masculine, goes way beyond just simply being born a boy. It involves the way one acts, the way one talks, the way one dresses, and just ultimately the way people perceive one another. Even the smallest of acts or gestures can distinguish people from being masculine or not. Being masculine is a concept that has been imbedded into our minds through t.v, movies, advertisements, sports, and a variety of other influential factors. There is a set standard in today’s society as to how guys are to be perceived and how women should....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender, Adolf Hitler, Man]

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Being a Vegetarian is Better For the Planet

- Albert Einstein once said, "Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." As people move into a more health conscious society, vegetarianism is becoming a popular choice. While some people cannot imagine a day without meat, others are convinced that a vegetarian lifestyle is the better option. There are numerous benefits of being a vegetarian. Some of the reasons are as follows: vegetarianism has multiple health paybacks, is far better for the environment, and is morally sound....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]

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Poetry as a Reflection of The Inner Being

- Alfred Tennyson gifted the Victorian Era, and the literary world with two iconic poems. The author explored the themes of personal development and culture clash in one of his most famous poems, “Ulysses”. Tennyson also discovered and analyzed the themes of love and death through his renowned and eminent poem, “Tears Idle, Tears”. The poet was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire in 1809 in the East Lindy district of England. Tennyson experienced numerous amounts of difficulties in his childhood and growing adolescent phases that spilled into his adult life....   [tags: Alfred Tennyson, Victoria era]

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The Mall Is Like Being At A Zoo

- Paper #3 Going to the mall is like being at a zoo. Herds of inconsiderate teenagers crowd the walkways, girls fight over the best pair of shoes, and the merchandise is thrown all over the place. Imagine being able to have a stress free day of shopping without annoying kids running around and the ease of looking at perfect displays that have not been touched by the grimy hands of children. If you could eliminate the younger population from the mall, shopping would be much easier for everyone. Parents can enjoy their day out, girls-day won’t be interrupted by kids running a muck in the store, the employees jobs will be easier by not having to fix the displays that were messed up by children,...   [tags: Retailing, Online shopping, Amazon.com]

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Are the Poor to Blame for Being Poor

- Introduction Poverty is determined by the amount of income that is produced by a family prior to taxes; if this amount is below the threshold determined by the government then they are considered poor (Schriver, 2011). Poverty refers to individuals who are at the bottom of the income distribution and they are unable to provide themselves with the basic necessities to maintain a healthy life. Schriver (2011) stated that poverty is experience more in African Americans than in White Americans and that 91 percent verses 52.6 percent will experience some type of poverty throughout their lifetime....   [tags: socioeconomic analysis]

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The Rights And Privilege Of Being A Citizen

- The definition of citizenship has more to do than just a person who live in the country. A citizenship can be obtained by confirming the legal requirements and laws that comes from the nation, state and local authorities. Once the person becomes a citizen in the lawful country, the person will possess the rights and privilege for being a citizen, in addition to that they will also have the means to serve their responsibilities within the country, and in return the person can get the benefits from being a citizen....   [tags: World War II, United States, Theodore Roosevelt]

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The Pros and Cons of being an Accountant

- One of the most important jobs is an accountant. They very important because taxes are very complex and they are changing every year. They work on businesses records of assets and liabilities. There are many things to consider before becoming an accountant. They need a good education have a good math background. The nature of the work for an accountant is to maintain records of the assets and debts for a business or an individual and keep records of all financial transactions. They use this information to project the financial future of the business (“Wiscareers”)....   [tags: accounting]

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The Great Chain of Being in Hamlet

- The main concept of the Great Chain of Being is that every existing thing in the universe has its “place” in an outlined hierarchical order. Where it is placed depends on the amount of spirit and importance in society it has. The chain commences at God and progresses downward to angelic beings, kings, princes, nobles, regular humans, animals, plants, and many other objects of nature. According to this theory, all existing things have their specific function in the universe, and causing any kind of disorder on the higher links of this chain courts disaster....   [tags: Chaos, Anarchy in Hamlet]

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The Importance Of Being An Independent Individual

- From a very young age, my mother taught me to do things for myself. As I got older and asked her why she encouraged that idea in me, she told me it was because she wanted to be able to know I could take care of myself when she is not here anymore. That is when I understood her reason in why she enforced my independence, instead of depending on her so much. Of course, everyone at one point in their lives was dependent when we were kids, but eventually we all become independent when we reach adulthood....   [tags: Person, Individual, Want, Individualism]

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Is That The Smell of Evidence Being Destroyed?

- The requirements of a police officer obtaining an impartial Court ordered search warrant have become a little blurred. It will be easier for the police to decide not to obtain a search warrant when they themselves deem that they have probable cause to believe drugs may be in a home. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that when the police think they smell marijuana coupled with the sounds of what they believe could be the destruction of evidence, is reason enough for them to gain forced entry into a home without a search warrant while claiming probable cause and exigent circumstances....   [tags: Law]

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The Act Of Being Smart And Lazy

- Be smart and be lazy. The act of being smart and lazy is similar to how Allan F. Mogensen said “Work Smarter, not harder.” Which means to produce the highest quality result in the shortest amount of time. Being smart and lazy is about achieving goals with the maximum efficiency and the least amount of effort. Meaning that laziness can be overridden by intelligent solutions. Laziness and intelligence are viewed quite differently and not always used together in the same context. There are exclusions to that when people are saying that someone is smart, but they are too lazy....   [tags: Need, Want, Energy, Thing]

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On Being an Atheist, by H.J. McCloskey

- In the article “ On Being an Atheist,” H.J. McCloskey attempts to inform his readers that the belief in atheism is a “much more comfortable belief” by effectively using a disdainful rhetoric towards theists and their faith. McCloskey delves into both the Cosmological and Teleological arguments, which within he criticizes the arguments and to further his argument against theism, he also presents the Problem of Evil and why evil cannot possibly exist with a perfect God being the creator of universe....   [tags: Response, Breakdown, Arguments]

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The Importance of Being A Good Learner

- A good learner needs to have some sort of creativity sense, problem-solving methods, be able to learn new things and manage themselves all throughout life. Education should be intended to amplify the abilities of skillful individuals with leadership qualities and are committed to taking a stand in social issues in the world today. A well-educated individual does not just seek to work a dream job and be able to live a nice life but instead should always commit to doing hard work, dedicating oneself to duty and always strive for excellence all throughout life....   [tags: experience, observation, creative]

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On Being A Cripple, By Nancy Mairs

- The mindset has many different ways to affect the Illness. An inferiority complex affects personal social life negatively. Lying could assist to avoid the truth, for that reason people can defense themselves or hide their anxiety. Positive mind influence their own life. Imaging the pain could affect the brain therefore people can sympathize with the pain. Nancy Mairs in, “On Being a Cripple,” she tried to tell a story how she’s positively trying to live as an ordinary human life even her disability prevents it....   [tags: Psychology, Brain, Complex, Empathy]

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Being A Substance And A Property Dualist

- Does a chair feel a certain way when an individual sits on it. Conversely, if the chair was replaced by a human being, how would one react. One can view the mind-body problem to differentiate his or her mental and physical perspective. An individual can address his or her perspective as a monist, dualist or functionalist. My perspective is that I am a substance and a property dualist because I view that the mind and body are made out of different properties, where the mind is not composed by the same substance as the body....   [tags: Mind, Philosophy of mind, Monism, Dualism]

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Being A Man And Not A Sex Toy

- “Yeah, they fit better, blokes jeans are too baggy”, I replied. “You looked good in those dungarees that you used to wear”, she said. “I nicked them off a girlfriend. She said they fitted me better than her”, I said laughing. “Perhaps we should try you out in drag sometime”, she suggested. “Err…I think that is going a bit too far”, I said taking a drink from her. “I don’t mean in the street but if a fancy dress party comes up we could go as a couple…in reverse. Me wearing a moustache and you in a mini, we would look fabulous”, she tittered sitting down....   [tags: 2005 singles, 2007 singles, 1970 births, Thought]

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Being A Police Officer Is Not Easy

- Most people, if asked would surely agree that being a police officer is not easy, but most probably do not realize that becoming one is just as difficult. During our field trip to the Warren County Police Department Major Bowles and officer Fields talked a little about the extensive process, similar to the process our textbook, Forensic Psychology describes, of being hired into the police department. After putting in their application and being selected to move forward in the program a future police officer must have a background check, complete a psychological screening, a polygraph test, several interviews, and a physical test....   [tags: Police, Constable, Police officer, Law enforcement]

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Being A College Student As An Educator

- Schools in the United States today are increasingly diverse and are continually seeking new ways to adapt to the broad range of students within them. America as a society has in fact changed from that of a “melting pot” to more of a “salad bowl”, and educators are expected to meet the needs of each individual that walks into a classroom. It is not necessarily an effortless task, and it is not for the masses, but it is for me. I am interested in not just having a job, but having a vocation. Bringing home a paycheck is not the reason I yearn to be an educator, truly enriching students with knowledge and providing real purpose is why I want to be a teacher....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Student]

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The Cost Of Being A College Student

- The cost of being a college student can be very expensive. Besides tuition, the additional costs of being a college student is not discussed when signing up for college, nor does the average college student think about it. First time college students are the majority of students that are newly adults around the age of eighteen. Colleges don 't typically inform students on these additional costs are, the only inform them about tuition, cost to purchase a dorm about campus, and the cost of parking if a student decides to bring a vehicle to school....   [tags: College, University, Dormitory, Education]

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On Being a Cripple by Nancy Mair

- “I am a Cripple,” when people typically hear these words they tend to feel bad for that person, but that is exactly what Mair does not want. She prefers that people treat her the same as they would if she did not have the disease. Throughout the essay, Mair discuses her disease openly. She uses an optimistic tone, so that the reader will not recoil with sadness when they hear her discuss the disease and how it affects her life. In Nancy Mair’s essay “On Being A Cripple,” Mair uses her personal stories, diction, and syntactical structures to create an optimistic tone throughout the essay, so that the audience can better connect story....   [tags: essay review and analysis]

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Abortion : The Precious Gift Of Being

- Legal Murder Is the precious gift of being able to create new life not enough to stop the endless murders. Abortions have been an issue in the courts since as early as 1973, but have recently become a bigger problem. “There have been more than 53 million abortions performed in the United States since Roe v. Wade was decided back in 1973(19 Facts).” The current status of this law is that women are still able to get abortions in every state, as long as it is still early in pregnancy. Some states claim that once there is a visible fetus, they will not perform it, but others will still perform abortions up to a certain number of weeks, some as many as twenty....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Fetus, Abortion law]

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Incarceration Is The State Of Being Prison

- Incarceration is the state of being confined in prison. The United States incarcerates more citizens than any other nation on earth. As of 2015 the United States makes up 4 percent of the world population, yet houses 22 percent of the worlds convicted. Historically Americans have been accused of establishing an ascriptive hierarchy, but is that all it is. History. Incarceration brings to light the ascriptive hierarchy that still lives and breathes in our current society. The America we live in was built upon three guiding principles, liberty, democracy, and political equality....   [tags: United States, Political philosophy, Democracy]

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The Importance Of Being The Dominant Discourse

- Being the “dominant discourse” in your family Wideman’s essay is different from the rest between his essay is about him and his brother and the struggle of the dominant discourse and the “other” in their relationship. Wideman is the dominant discourse and his brother Robby is the “other”. The problem is that Wideman is trying to understand his brother but he is having difficulties because him and his brother are two different people and they don’t have a common issues that they share. They are truly like those siblings that is no way are like each other....   [tags: Sibling, Family, Difference, Parent]

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Commentary on The Unbearable Lightness of Being

- This commentary will explore the use of vocabulary, punctuation and imagery by Milan Kundera in an extract of the novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being . The passage to be analysed is located in the fourth part of the book named “Soul and Body”. It portrays a scene where one of the main characters, Tereza, is in front of a mirror and finds herself dealing with the conflict between identity and image. Her disconformities with her body act as a trigger for this questioning to arise and bring back memories from her childhood....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Being a woman and a Band Mate

- The majority of people in society believe they are meant to do certain things in their lives. Some believe they are meant to teach others, or heal, and some believe they are meant to create something. The feeling that one must be creating art in the form of sound is a common character trait amongst those who join bands. The reasons men and women become a part of musical groups are similar in most cases if not the same. Musicians seek out music for similar reasons and join together to play music in groups because of this....   [tags: punk rock, musician, musical band, equality]

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The Tragedy of Being Born a Woman

- ... She is wealthy and well off, and she fits right into Gatsby's elaborate dream. The imagery present in this quote describes Daisy and all that she represents, as an illusion of innocence but also the reality of corruption. Jordan Baker, a professional golfer of questionable integrity, is a friend of Daisy’s who like her, represents women of a particular class. She and Daisy spent their "white girlhoods" together. Jordan is a young, single woman of wealth, admired by men wherever she goes. She dates Nick Carraway casually, but seems offended when he is the first man not to fall for her charm....   [tags: Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby]

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