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Acts of Passion in Shakespeare´s Othello

- Love, passion, lust, jealousy, and infidelity—these words ring as sources of many thematic works that have spanned across the ages. The intriguing aspects of passion and the personal connections between people have always endeared many viewers and readers to a story. This is why soap operas, passionate crime series, and romantic stories are created, to allow respective audiences into a tumultuous world of crimes of passion and smoldering embraces. William Shakespeare’s Othello delves into the type of drama that is still read today, even if the play itself goes back to hundreds of years ago....   [tags: passion, William Shakespeare, sexual tension]

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Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ

- The Passion of the Christ - The Pathetic Appeal of the Death of Jesus In February 2004, one day after the release of The Passion of the Christ, my girlfriend and I took our seats in the crowded theatre. I came into the night prepared to watch the death of Jesus Christ. However, I had no idea that I would actually be watching the death of Jesus Christ. For ten or more years prior to this night, I had always been told that Jesus had died on a cross for my sins. My parents, my Sunday school teachers, my friends’ parents, and my extended family had, at some time in my youth, told me the story of Jesus from the Gospels of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John)....   [tags: Reflective The Passion of the Christ]

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The Passion Of The Christ

- ... By way of example, from the opening scenes of Jesus praying in the garden of Gethsemane, parts of each Gospel play out. In the film, Christ prays to the Father asking “If it is possible, let this chalice pass of me. But let your will be done, not mine” (Gibson, 2004, scene 1). He speaks a similar prayer in the Gospels (Matthew 26:42; Mark 14:36; Luke 23:42). As is in the Gospels (Matthew 26:49; Mark 14:45; Luke 22:48), a betrayal by Judas, in the form of a kiss occurs. Simon Peter revolts and fights the guard, Malchus, cutting off his ear (John 18:10; Matthew 26:51; Mark 14:47; Luke 22:50) of which Jesus heals (Luke 22:51)....   [tags: Jesus, Gospel of Matthew, New Testament]

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The Passion Of The Christ

- ... The baby that Satan is holding embodies the relationship of Jesus Christ and God. However, Satan is trying to show Jesus Christ that he would of never abandoned his child, another way of Satan trying to get Jesus Christ to abandon his identity. Another moment in the film that is not in the Bible is the flashback that Mary Magdalene has of her being stoned and kissing the foot of Jesus Christ. In John 8:1-11, Mary Magdalene is never mentioned as being the woman caught in adultery. Yet, the reason for Mel Gibson including this scene is to demonstrate that God is the only one that can punish and forgive the sins of his children....   [tags: Jesus, Crucifixion of Jesus, New Testament]

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A Notification of Passion

- Danielle's eyes were already drooping by the time she got to her concluding paragraph. She was tired. She was cranky, yet she still had to finish this essay before class started tomorrow. She looked at her clock, which was mounted next to a picture of Robert Downey Junior, ripped from copy of Cosmopolitan that she had stolen from her roommate. Shit. A small, mechanical “plip” interrupted her thoughts. Switching windows, she saw that Sean had messaged her on Facebook. Smiling wistfully, she brushed aside a small wisp of hair and settled down to talk....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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A Man with Passion

- A Man with Passion Freedom remains the sole basis for American society as we know it. “All men are created equal, they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; among this is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is a quote from the Declaration of Independence. This statement has been the basis of human rights and the overall justice of American democracy. However, looking back at American history, not everyone was able to attain freedom without sacrifices. Some time in American history, African-American was treated unfairly and even to these days, some still suffer from racism....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr, American History]

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What is Passion?

- When the word passion comes to mine, the first word that many people associated the word passion with is love or desire. The word passion can take on many forms and have multiple meanings depend on the situation it is used in. According to the Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia, passion is described as any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate. A strong affectionate feeling or desire (“Passion”). For me, passion takes on several meanings. Passion is having an undying love for another person....   [tags: emotion, hobby, relationship]

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Love and Passion

- When the concept of love and passion come up in literature, oftentimes the immediate reaction of a reader is one of identification or distance with the work. Love and passion are intimate and thus difficult to render universally in the external world, with the ineffectiveness of language, social and cultural impasses, and a multitude of other issues creating an “otherness” to the literary representation of the love/passion phenomena. The representation of love however, often hides within subtleties that transcend social constructs, or even perceived reality....   [tags: literature, language, Written on the Body]

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Passion and Principle

- Candles flicker and burn; ice freezes and melts. A thunderstorm brews over a mansion as lightning cleaves a chestnut tree in half; snow swallows a village whole. A bed is lit afire; a lost woman huddles alone in the cold. One man is as intense and volatile as a forest fire; another is as sharp and cruel as an icicle. One man finds happiness because the fire in his soul keeps the lost woman alive; another is abandoned because the ice in his soul has strangled his humanity. In Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, the symbols of fire and ice extend beyond a simple metaphor to reveal the emotional depth within the characters....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Possible Costs and Outcomes of Passion

- Passion is a word of spirit, heart, and the will to do something that a person truly loves. How far does passion drive someone. “Joe always knew that they way he lived and worked might someday be the death of him, but he wanted no other life” (James 239). There are many whose passions have been a lifelong ambition with great success and other whose passions have brought great success at the expense of their lives. Joe was a herpetologist that studied a variety of snakes, including venomous snakes, a dangerous line of work, work that he loved....   [tags: bears, success, war]

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Passion or Money? That is the Question

- A person walks by. Completely average, completely not worth paying attention to, but they walk by. They could have been famous from inventing the ‘next great thing’ but instead nobody knows their face from another, because the person walking never did complete their passion, and everyone just keeps going throughout their day, never realizing the potential in one another. That person could have been following their passion in their work, and they would have had been everything that is desirable in this earthly world, but instead of chasing their dreams- what they called a fantasy- that individual settled for the perfect life of mediocrity....   [tags: Outcomes, Positivism]

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The Conflict Between Reason And Passion

- ... In addition, the issue of reason and passion occurs when Prince Hamlet kills Polonius and his reaction upon this incident. As Hamlet thought he had just killed Claudius, but disappointed, he notices he killed Polonius, his immediate reaction is: “I do repent: but heaven hath pleased it so, to punish me with this and this with me,” (3.4.176-177). Thus, Hamlet seems so distracted and consumed on seeking revenge on Claudius that it conflicts with the reason of not showing grief and his true feelings....   [tags: Characters in Hamlet, Hamlet, Gertrude]

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The Passion Narratives of Mattew and John

- The Passion Narratives tell the story of the crucifixion of Christ. Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John all tell these stories from a different point of view. In this essay, I am going to look at the Passion Narratives in the books of Mathew and John. The Passion Narrative for Mathew is in chapter twenty-seven and are verses eleven through fifty-six. For John, it is chapter nineteen verse one through thirty-seven. The difference between the two books are how each person is presented in a different sight....   [tags: life, books, crucifixicion, death]

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Passion in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- ... Choosing to blame the humans for his mistake, Puck says “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” (III.ii.115). Puck, deeming the Athenian couples in the play as fools, portrays irony to the audience. Having caused the trouble himself, Puck was to blame for the situation. When called on account of the dilemma, Puck acts in his defence, saying he put the potion on the eyes of an Athenian man and when told to resolve the problem, Puck sadly agrees, seeing the mischief as a very entertaining. (III.ii.347-353)....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]

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The Passion Curse by Yara Hejazi

- ... As I grow older and mature, I try to tame my passion and I try to stay in touch with reality as often as I can, I realized how much the reality demands more knowledge and skills.That’s why I feel the urgency to pursue an MBA. An MBA at this point in my life fits my career plan; this way I will be sure I won’t make mistakes when managing future projects , after I gain the skills ^ I need from an MBA . In 2010, I started a newsletter called “Youth In Depth”, 5000 copies were distributed bimonthly in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia....   [tags: personal statement]

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Video Games Is Not My Passion

- I always ask myself, what kind of person would I be if virtual games was not my passion. Would I become a delinquent in school and later on flip burgers for the rest of my life, or would I become a star student that had the potential to start at a university from a full-ride scholarship. What if I become a depressed kid that makes the people I care about worry constantly, or what if I become an optimistic individual and make strong connections with my friends and family. It’s questions like these that I keep asking myself everyday....   [tags: Massively multiplayer online game, Video game]

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My Pursuit of and Passion For Medicine

- At three in the morning, the phone rang. A trembling voice relayed the news that my friend had fallen into a coma due to an inoperable brain aneurysm. A few days later, her family decided to stop life support after confirmation that she was completely brain-dead. The fact that nothing could be done for her in this day and age, despite all our technological advancements, was a great shock to me. In addition, the fact that she was younger than me made me realize how short and precious each life truly is....   [tags: Statement of Purpose]

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Graduation Speech : Passion Or Apathy

- Passion or Apathy Throughout the years I have heard people refer to themselves as either being an “English” or a “Math and Sciences” type of person. With much thought invested into the idea, I came to the conclusion that I was neither. It was not that I was unable to understand mathematical equations or that I could not come up with a well put together essay. I just truly never knew how to categorize myself with subjects that were no passions of mine. My education does not excel in fields that I have little to no interest in, yet I still put worth the effort....   [tags: High school, Writing, Tenth grade, Education]

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Teaching is a Profession of Passion

- After working in the childcare profession for over ten years, teaching preschoolers, I was presented with the opportunity to go to work at a local elementary school. The class I was assigned to was for children with mild to moderate disabilities, assisting them with the academics and the social support needed to function in a general education setting. This was a life changing opportunity for me. As I sat in awe for the first few weeks, watching my new co-workers help these children with love, patents, and respect, I realized this is what I wanted to do....   [tags: elementary school, special education,teachers]

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Shel Silverstein: A Passion for Poetry

- Shel Silverstein was mastered in the crafts of book and poetry writing, music, and film. Throughout his career, he brought the love of reading to children and adults all around the world. His passion for book and poetry writing has taught children life lessons leading into their adulthood, such as the fact that there is not always going to be a happy ending, but giving up should not be an option. Throughout Silverstein’s life, he made an impact in the book and poetry world and is still continuing to impact readers of all ages today....   [tags: writing, music and film]

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The Passion Of A Brave Man

- The passion of a brave man There, in the beginning-of-a-life as some would sometimes refer to it as the middle-of-a-life was a young boy, who could have had a very complicated growing up. When he was born, the circumstances of his birth were controversial, wanted by one and not being minded by the other. He could have been loved more than he was, yet he grew up irrespective of circumstances or situation. Jack London, from the very day he was conceived he was set on a path, a path that only he could figure out....   [tags: Marriage, Sexually transmitted disease]

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When The Struggle Becomes The Passion

- ... I then decided to change my major to mathematics and pursue my career aspiring to become a math professor. Soon after I fell in love with math, I started tutoring on campus and at a middle school. This volunteer experience made me realize how afraid people are from math, just like I once was and I want to change that. My past experiences with math and the great professors I encountered, helped me decide what I want for my life and I plan on doing my best to get more people to love math. I 'm finally on the path to fulfill my dream and by doing that I 'll being the first of my family to go to college....   [tags: High school, Family]

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Passion : Ministry, Learning, And Leadership

- ... My days consisted of playing baseball, watching baseball, playing baseball video games, and so on. I do believe that sports are a great way to evade trouble and to establish a group of friends, but baseball prevented me from truly living until I quit in October of my junior year. The only other activity that I focused on at all was academia. More specifically, I have always loved math and science, and I have been gifted with the ability to understand them more quickly than most. My natural disposition has always been to try and figure out how the world works, which has led to a passion for learning about math and science....   [tags: Learning, High school]

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Guiding Students To Find Their Passion

- When I was a high school student, I was interested in science to a point but did not believe that I was cut out for a career in science. In fact, I did not even consider studying science in college until I participated in the Watershed Watch program at UNH. The two-week environmental science seminar was intense. Guided by experienced scientists, students were empowered to build foundational knowledge of basic information and research techniques, and used that knowledge to conduct their own scientific research....   [tags: Career Goals]

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Revenge Is An Act Of Passion

- ... Furthermore , In Chapter 16 the monster goes off to talk about how Victor had failed him has his creator . For instances , he says that “ I continued for the remainder of the day in my hotel in state of utter and stupid despair . My protector had departed and had broken the only link that held me to the world . For the first time the feelings of revenge and hatred filled my bosom , and I did not strive to control therm but allowing myself to be borne away by the stream . I bent my mind towards injury and death “(shelley 59) ....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley]

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Othello – Justice and Passion

- Othello is, without a doubt, one of Shakespeare’s most tragic heroes. He fills every sense of the word, beginning as a character nearly without flaws but evolving into a misled, pitiful disgrace whose sense of justice has been warped by the darkness of Iago. Even the flaws he is stricken with are those that may seem praise-worthy in some. Throughout the entirety of the play Othello has one supreme goal, subconscious or otherwise, in mind: As a general and as a man, he desires to rule militarily, socially, and romantically, with justice and without passion....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Pursing My Passion For Hockey

- At the age of 15 I left home and everything that was familiar and comfortable to pursue my passion for hockey. Moving away from home to a boarding school over a thousand miles away from family and friends and into dormitory life filled with complete strangers marked the beginning of a journey that I had wanted to take as long as I can remember. My goal was to play hockey in college; and consequently, moving away was a necessary step in the journey. Backed by the support of my family, I set off and was determined to reach it no matter the cost....   [tags: Personal Experience, Personal Narrative]

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Passion is Essential for Invention

- Passion is essential for invention. The success of Steve Jobs (Apple) and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) from seemingly non-entities to billionaires is symbolic of their passion for their aspirations. Similarly conducting research in thermal fluids category of Mechanical Engineering during my graduate study, making it a career path and pioneering in this field is my passion. My interest in thermal fluids developed at the start of my junior year out of my scorn for maintenance based Mechanical Engineering jobs that await most bachelors engineers like me after graduation....   [tags: Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg]

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My Passion For Pursuing Accounting

- Every day, many people question my passion for pursuing accounting as a profession and the first answer I think of is that I am good with numbers. However, advancing in the field has made me realize that my passion is not only based on figures. Growing up as a kid, I was privileged to have a piggy account where I would save as little as fifty cents per week. Since my parents rewarded me in monetary value as a positive reinforcement in cases of good behaviour, I was motivated to maintain good manners so long as my savings increased....   [tags: Accountant, Accountancy]

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The Federalist Age Of Passion

- The Federalist Age, or the Age of Passion, is a time of political turmoil as the United States continues to experiment with republican governing ideals. Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John Adams are among the most prominent figures during the Age of Passion, each having a different idea for how this new federal government should be structured in order to form a more perfect union; bringing the heterogeneous and scattered population of the country into unity, and achieving independence from outside powers that would want to stake a claim in the New World....   [tags: United States, Thomas Jefferson]

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My Passion For A Career

- My passion for a career in Clinical laboratory science stems from a key experience with a li-censed Clinical laboratory scientist. On one day in the church , I was in dire need of help finding a job that can help me study medical in the future. For the first time I encountered professional-ism, knowledge, and humanity all at once. And this wasn’t a one-off experience. Each time I re-turned to the church, the exact same thing occurred: The Clinical laboratory scientist never seized to take the opportunity to encourage and help me knows better about the great work of Clinical laboratory scientists....   [tags: Medical laboratory, Medical Laboratory Scientist]

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My Passion For Music Culture

- I never dreamed of coming to Full Sail University and pursuing my passion for music. I knew I would have lots of bumps and curves to get pass to reach the top and it wasn 't going to be a home run." Many people can say I love what I do. Growing up in U.S. Virgin Island I encounter many music forms by being involve in a rich musical culture at a very young age. I remember watching one of the Calypso bands, and while everyone else is paying attention to the festivities, I’m looking at the equipment thinking How do they hook all of this up?" (Leslie, 2010)....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Jay-Z, UGK]

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Leadership, Passion, And Sage

- ... He is the C.E.O. at Apple, and he induces many people to buy Apple products. This kind of leader can be a good thing or a bad thing, but either way he is a leader by causing people to do something and he is a hero to Apple by making them lots of money. Therefore, while he might cause many people to buy something they do not need he is still a hero for Apple. Thirdly, Taylor Swift is a leader, and she is a good example of a leader because she pretty much influences a majority of our society especially among younger people....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Hero, Basketball]

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My Passion For Medicine

- I quote a man who has been accepted by the general populace to be accurate in his observations of society: “Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work”, Aldous Huxley is known to have said. I know not the purpose of life, but I know of passion, and mine lies in medicine. I moved from New York to an impoverished village in India during my pre-adolescent age. There, my life saw juxtaposition like no other. From air-conditioned, colorful children wards where the nurse gave you “I was brave!” stickers (despite you throwing a fit) and lollipops, I saw children screaming in agony as crude and outdated procedures such...   [tags: Personal Statement]

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Strange Fits of Passion

- The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact. ~William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer Night's Dream, 1595, this quote by Shakespeare is a definitive illustration of Wordsworth’s persona in his poem Strange Fits of Passion I have known. In the poem the speaker embarks on a moonlight horse ride to his lover lucy’s cottage; it is during his ride there that the speaker engages in “lunatic” thoughts imagining lucy being dead when he arrives to see her. The poem is uniquely characterized by the adverse effects of love on a person, as well as how nature has an effect on human emotion; the latter being a staple theme in many of Wordsworth’s literary pieces....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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My Passion For Science

- My passion for the fascinating wolrd of science literally can not be put into words. Since receiving my first home science kit at five years of age the way things work and why has always been at the forefront of my mind. During my early years I would find great delight in examining anything I could fit under the lens of my telescope. I will never forget my first look at the intricate detail of a human hair. High School has helped me to refine this passion to the field of biological sciences with my particular interest being molecular genetics....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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Love, Revenge, and Passion

- Emily Bronte will forever be known for the infamous romance of Heathcliff and Catherine in Wuthering Heights. Not many couples can boast such a tumultuous and violent relationship, or of such passion and devotion. Catherine and Heathcliff share a bond that reaches deeper than a physical attraction. From their childhood until their deaths, their lives revolve around the other. Their preoccupation with each other does not represent the loving nature of most relationships; in fact, it often exhibits animosity and resentment....   [tags: Emily Bronte romance in ]

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Inconstant Passion with Consequences

- ... What a deal of brine Hath washed thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline!” (II.iii.65-70) The Friar is attempting to exemplify Romeo’s instant transition from Rosaline to Juliet. His mention of the “brine” on Romeo’s cheeks is reference to the tears Romeo has shed for his inability to be with Rosaline. In contrast, Juliet appeared beautiful, available, and willing to return Romeo’s affections. However, she had similar concerns about the rapid tide of Romeo’s love. “Although I joy in thee, I have no joy of this contract tonight....   [tags: Romeo & Juliet, A Midsumernight's Dream]

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Fashion in My Passion

- ... I remember as young as the age of four, fashion has been a significant facet of my life. Growing up I was quite the introvert, but fashion bought life to me. I would play dress-up with my grandparent’s clothes and costumes and do a catwalk. I started drawing clothing at the age of five. My aunt and I would sit at the dining room table and create what we liked to call "princesses". I even remember giving my drawings names of the states and their capitols just to help me in geography. Once my family picked up on my love for fashion, I got a sewing machine for Christmas....   [tags: personal narrative]

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My Passion with Fashion

- Anybody that knows me knows that my passion and goals in life have to deal with fashion. If I could be anything in this world I would love to be a designer of some sort or at least be in the industry. When it comes to clothing and style it just comes easy one of the easiest things I’m good at. Fashion is an art form it allows you to express your view on style anyway you choose. And to me I feel like nobody has the right to judge that. Style hasn’t always come easy to be though just like everything else it takes time and practice it’s still a work in progress....   [tags: personal goals and uniqueness]

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Passion of the Christ

- The Passion of the Christ is one of many films about the life of Jesus but this particular one is different to the others. Released in 2004, directed by Mel Gibson and filmed in the ancient Aramaic language, `The Passion' focuses mainly on the death of Christ and shows us the full extent as to what he suffered to save mankind. Before seeing The Passion of the Christ I hadn't heard much about it except that it was very violent and politically incorrect. In fact I hadn't seen or heard a review that said if it was good or bad or if it was well acted or if it was worth the watch....   [tags: Film]

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Passion vs Reason

- It is human nature to desire freedom and yearn passion, yet it is also human nature to obtain acceptance and follow reason. It is a never ending battle between passion and reason; without reason there is no acceptance, without passion there is no freedom. In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, Jane strongly struggles between passion and reason. Though Jane loves Mr. Rochester, her employer at Thornfield Hall, she has certain values to uphold in order to conform with society. Jane does not let her affections overtake her morality, though her return to Mr....   [tags: History, The Victorian Era]

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The Classic War Between Passion And Responsibility

- ... His passion is good, while his responsibility is evil. Nevertheless, these two differ not only by their good and evil persona but Aron is more responsible and Cal is passionately motivated through his actions. Growing up Aron had everything going for him; Adam sees this as an ambition within Aron and “wish[es] Cal had some ambition” (484). Having ambition is to have a goal. While Aron’s goal is to graduate and go to college, he feels like it is more of a responsible rather than a goal in the end....   [tags: Good and evil, Evil, Cain and Abel, East of Eden]

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A Passion is Worth Risking One's Life

- People risk their life for something they are passionate about: it can be their job, another person, even an animal. The Challenger space shuttle crew was passionate about what they did and they knew the risks about being in the shuttle and the worst happened to them. Steve Irwin was passionate about animals (mostly predators) and showing them to people. The most unfortunate thing happened to him also as he was stung in the heart by a stingray causing him to pass away. Other people like Will and Halt in the book The Ranger’s Apprentice, risk their lives on multiple occasions....   [tags: challenger, animals, ranger]

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David Hume's Argument on Passion and Morality

- Why is incest deplorable amongst humans, but not for dogs. What makes it acceptable for a man to kill a deer, but wrong if he kills another man. Why do these lines get drawn between humans and animals. David Hume has an answer to these questions. Though many philosophers, like Saint Augustine, argue that humans are morally different from animals because of their capability to reason, Hume states that it is passion and sentiment that determines morality. In his book, Treatise with Human Nature, Hume claims that vice and virtue stems from the pleasure or pain we, mankind, feel in response to an action not from the facts that we observe (Hume, 218)....   [tags: Empiricists, Empiricism]

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The Passion of the Christ Directed by Mel Gibson

- The Passion of the Christ was directed by Mel Gibson and released in 2004. Briefly, the movie follows the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth who has proclaimed himself as the Son of God. In the movie, Jesus is condemned for spreading his monotheistic beliefs in the Roman Empire of 33 A.D. The Passion of the Christ shows many aspects of Roman civilization throughout the movie including roman government at the time, how large a role religion plays in the civilization, and class distinctions among the people....   [tags: film review]

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Passion in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- “Love and hate are two sides of the same coin” (anonymous). While these emotions are thought of as positive and negative respectively, they are really just different forms of passion. Passion drives everyone to make decisions in their life, and love and hate are the most common forms of passion. Everyone experiences love and hate and is prisoner to the reactions that these elicit from them. Emotions simply happen, and while they can be hidden or covered up, they cannot be consciously changed by the victim....   [tags: Literary Emotion, Character Analysis]

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Sharing Passion One Lesson at a Time

- “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts,” was once said by author C.S. Lewis (“Teacher Quotes”). This is the philosophy that Mr. Brendan Murray, a History Teacher at West Wilkes High School, enforces in his classroom. Mr. Murray has taught at West High for three years, where he also coaches Cross Country and Track and Field. When students walk out of his classroom or off of the track, they have been awakened by a new hunger to learn about the history of the world around them and to strive to achieve what others think is impossible....   [tags: modern educator, greek, nike]

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My Life Is Incomplete Without A Passion

- It was a few years ago, a friend of mine came to me and said, “what is your passion?” At the time, I just completed AP Calculus and declined into a situation of prolonged recession, so I responded, “I don’t have one.” I used to fell in love with math, but, as time went on, I fell out of the boredom with endless repeating tasks of mathematics. “Your life is incomplete without a passion, go find one,” he said, in a tone which would make him immediately disliked, “a normal person doesn’t waste his life.” I committed myself to finding an interest that would accompany me for the rest of my life, but I then became preoccupied with adjusting myself into the fast pace of sophomore year, so I gave u...   [tags: Election, Voting, Opinion poll, Elections]

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Hamlet: Unchecked Passion is The Bridge to Insanity

- Nathanial Emmons once said, “Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.” As the most dominant and intelligent species on this planet, humanity exists in all types of environments and cultures, but if there is one thing all of mankind shares, it is our capacity for madness. What is it exactly that drives all men and women to a point so few are willing to cross. The answer as many might guess is clearly our emotions. Emotions are the byproduct of our situation and interactions with the world, and the way we respond to a particular situation may be influenced by our emotions....   [tags: Shakespeare]

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The Classic War Between A Passion And Responsibility

- ... Zeena coming to help was really a blessing for Ethan because of what she knew how to do things and when to do them. “[Zeena] laughed at him for not knowing the simplest sick-bed duties and told him to “go right along out” and leave her to see things” (61). After having Zeena help Ethan with the caring of his mother, he did not want to see her leave because he did not want to go back to the silence, so he did what any other man would do in his situation. “[W]hen he saw her preparing to go away, he had seized with an unreasoning dread of being left alone one the farm; and before he knew what he was doing he had asked her to stay with him” (62)....   [tags: Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton, Love, New England]

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Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata: A Story of Passion

- Das Leidenschaft auf dem Mondes The Passion of the Moon Das Leidenschaft auf dem Mondes (The Passion of the Moon) The piano sits peacefully near the corner, its rich mahogany wood reflecting the bright moonlight streaming in from the rooms only open window. The rest of the chamber lies shrouded in shadows, hiding the plush carpet, embellished furniture, and the expensive artwork hanging on the wall. Somewhere out the window an owl hoots her wisdom into the night. The door slowly creaks open and a tall, dark figure slips into the room....   [tags: Classical music, history]

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My Passion in the Field of Computer Science

- I am applying to the MS degree in computer science. My passion in the field of computer science dates back to the days when my father bought me my first computer while I was in 5th grade. From then on it was no looking back. I scored very high in computer science during my pre-university schooling that got me admission to one of Karnataka’s most reputed colleges. I continued my superior academic performance with a distinction in every semester. My decision to apply for a graduate education is based on my goal to work in the industry or academia and through this be able to contribute to society....   [tags: statement of purpose]

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Reading Is Always Been A Passion Of Mine

- ... First you have to understand the document you are trying to analyze. Next, it is useful to outline what you want to say in your essay and what paragraphs should be dedicated to each topic. It was very difficult for me when I was writing the rhetorical analysis paper because I was not sure if I should split up the paragraphs based on ethos, pathos, and logos. Or, if I should split up the paragraphs based on the order of the video. The visual analysis and comparative analysis, while still challenging, were a little bit easier because I knew how I wanted to structure my paragraphs....   [tags: Writing, Rhetoric, Writing style, Paper]

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Personal Narrative : My Passion For Theater

- Along with finding my passion for theater, I also found one of my favorite teachers during my time in Junior High. His name was Mr. Rodrigue, and he was my homeroom and science teacher for both seventh and eighth grade. He was one of the first teachers that was every real with me. He was a very open and honest teacher who treated his students like adults. Mr. Rodrigue had this wit and sense of humor that made him more personable than any of my other teachers. I loved how he gave everyone in our homeroom nicknames, for instance, mine was “Higgy-Baby”....   [tags: High school, College, Teacher, Upward Bound]

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Graduation Speech : My Passion For Dance

- I am really looking forward to this semester. Having taken almost a year off from ballet class, I find myself feeling refreshed and eager to jump right in and go back to the roots in which started my passion for dance. When I learned that the focus for this semester was fitness, I was thrilled. Fitness, already, is such a crucial part of my life and I am looking forward to expanding my repertoire of exercises and seeing how that translates to my dancing. Before entering Muhlenberg, when I was in 9th grade, I had this epiphany when it came to exercising....   [tags: Physical exercise, Exercise, Dance]

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Personal Narrative : My Passion For Reading

- ... That is when I realized that I could read. I was reading a book all by myself, no help from a parent or teacher. It was probably one of the most satisfying days of my little five year old life. I certainly felt accomplished and I know my mother did too. It was my first impression of independence, one of the qualities that I grew up to have at a very early age, that started from the day I read my first book. There have been many books that have made an impact on my life. Looking back, the one book and probably the most important was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Personal Narrative- My Passion for Photography

- In times, we often see things, but we don't really capture what is beyond it. In some cases, there are people who are artistic and are prone to see what other's cannot visualize. Every individual has a talent which can be expressed and processed differently. Something you see can mean entirely divergent things to someone else;for example, some may see thing's that may seem simple, but in the eyes of an artist, it can be perceived with a whole new definition, dimension, and a potentially new discovery....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Analysis Of Perpetua 's Passion, Rituals

- In the book Perpetua’s Passion, rituals are very influential in Perpetua’s life, as well as every Roman and Christian. These rituals often influenced how someone identified themselves, such as Perpetua who views herself primarily as a Christian martyr. Perpetua sees this identity as someone who was chosen by god to die for Christianity and to rid her sins. She also sees this as a privilege because at this time dying for a cause was very respected. My goal in this paper is to demonstrate how Perpetua feels that redemption is essential in identifying herself in society and how this need for redemption is brought on by the rituals she witnesses and participates in, specifically the sacrificial...   [tags: Baptism, Christianity, Salvation, Sin]

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Teaching Is Always Been My Passion

- Teaching has always been my passion. Growing up, my role model was my Aunt, an elementary school teacher. As a child I spent my summers helping her set up her classroom. The hustle and bustle of the teachers setting up their intricate and perfectly themed classrooms was a rush of excitement that I knew one day I would be doing. One of the most defining moments of my high school education was having the opportunity to act as a “peer counselor” to students my own age and younger who were having academic or personal difficulties throughout the year....   [tags: Education, School, History of education, Teacher]

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Eve's Passion: Milton's Paradise Lost

- The Epic Poem Paradise Lost takes the first three books of Genesis and expands them according to Milton’s own interpretation. The strategic point where Eve becomes vulnerable in herself is the key point she becomes susceptible to sin. Traces of her vulnerability begin to surface after she tells Adam about her dream with Satan and he, for reasons to be explored, is unable to digest and articulate what Eve’s heart most desires to know. Among the slew of factors to be explored, it is their relationship together that defines them as individuals when a part from one another....   [tags: Free Agent, Metonymic Relationship]

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Ambition and Passion

- Essays - Ambition and Passion I go to camp every year and allow myself to love people, dreading the day when I will have to depart from them. I claw at each moment, attempting to hold on to time. I do this even though I know from the beginning that as soon as I enter I will be hurled towards the last day, towards the end, towards good-bye. And it breaks my heart. Yet every year, I'm just so grateful to have had my heart broken. If there is one secret to living life it is passion: passionate love, passionate hate, passionate hope, passionate joy, passionate work, passionate play, passionate pain and despair....   [tags: Personal Experience, Descriptive]

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Passion for Equality

- A Great Passion for Equality With America struggling in a state of Civil War, the nation's very core was being shaken. Abraham Lincoln, who was president during this period, realized this, and delivered one of his most historically renowned speeches, "The Gettysburg Address". This speech addresses many concerns for the nation as a whole. Through "The Gettysburg Address", Lincoln clearly states his views on what the country once was, how it was during the time he was in, and what his hopes and dreams for the future were....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Passion for Songwriting

- Mark detested himself – for being so brainless at times, for the lack of ideas within his head when there was meant to be enough time to think. Our man reassured himself that he was not totally in blame. Song writing is a passion for him. The enjoyment of the gust and agony within the lyrics of songs by hard-rockers had served as a form of inspiration. He felt empathy, similarity to how the rockers feel about life. Mark’s collection of self-composed songs have hints of vulgarity every now and then, even though the man knew that he will never get his sensitive fellow Singaporeans to hear them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Power of Love in Shakespeare´s Romeo and Juliet

- In the play “Romeo and Juliet”, Shakespeare shows that love has power to control one’s actions, feelings, and the relationship itself through the bond between a destined couple. The passion between the pair grew strong enough to have the capability to do these mighty things. The predestined newlyweds are brought down a rocky road of obstacles learning love’s strength and the meaning of love. The power of love controlled Romeo and Juliet's actions. They were so head over heels in love for each other that they were willing to do anything for their partner even if it meant to the extreme of things....   [tags: Actions, Passion]

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Sailing to Byzantium”: William Butler Yeats

- The enigmatic man, who is William Butler Yeats, has a life full of intense emotion and feeling that causes his experiences to be quite radical to say the least. His early childhood, interest in occults, and many encounters with questionable women truly shaped his lifetime of poetry in many ways. As well his poem “Sailing to Byzantium” had many complex themes, a central theme of time, and gave interesting views on art and experience. There were people of the poetry world that analyzed William Butler Yeats’ work and saw quite an interesting use of symbolism and a strikingly unique use of fantastical imagery....   [tags: passion and spiritualism]

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Sexual Passion in The Turn of the Screw

- Sexual Passion in The Turn of the Screw In a criticism on Henry James’s story The Turn of the Screw, Strother Purdy suggests that large amounts of sexual passion may be assumed to exist underneath the surface of the narrative. Purdy says that under a Freudian interpretation of the story, the sexual element is easily recognized and is used as the whole source of the action. According to this theory, the governess wishes to impress her master because she is in love with him and, therefore, exceeeding her authority with the children....   [tags: Turn of the Screw Essays]

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The Passion Of Saints Perpetua And Felicity

- The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity The document, “The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity,” shows just how mighty and fearless the faith of the martyrs were in Rome around 203 A.D. in which our story takes place. During the rule of Diocletian, Christianity was not the religion of popular belief. Many of Romans practiced polytheism. As a result, numerous Christian believers were persecuted for their divine faith in God. Surprisingly, the Christian martyrs did not care that they were sentenced to death....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Aesthetics of Passion and Betrayal

- The Aesthetics of Passion and Betrayal In The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer uses the visuality of spatial relationships in each shot with the human face and its ability to convey unspoken emotion in his portrayal of the demise of Joan of Arc. Unlike most film, the message is almost entirely told by just the eyes and expressions of the actors. There is very little reliance upon props and background. The camera angles and close-up shooting accentuate emotions and reactions. The editing style is almost methodic in keeping the emotional pace; it is much like an argument, alternating images of Joan’s tenacity, and the judges’ contempt....   [tags: essays papers]

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An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion

- An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion The period following the Renaissance focused the human attention toward the beauty of nature. It was man’s turn to be part of the nature and not the other way around. The term picturesque—or “compared to a picture” as Michael Woods defines it — defines new characteristics of the art from this period. This period, “An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion,” had a dual nature—rational, responsive to reason, but also anti-rational, responsive to emotion. “Making one’s way through the intellectual history of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, one must be aware of the shifting meaning of such words as rationalism, naturalism, classicism, romanticism....   [tags: Art History]

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A Whale of a Passion for Psychology

- A Whale of a Passion for Psychology A beluga whale helped me first realize my true academic passion. I spent my high school summers and weekends volunteering at the New York Aquarium, first in the education department, and later in the training department. It was there, through casual and research-oriented observations of cetaceans, that I began to wonder about animal and human minds. I later had the opportunity to participate in an observational research project, helping to record data on the behaviors of new whale calves and mothers....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays]

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Oedipus the King: Reason and Passion

- Oedipus the King:  Reason and Passion In the play, Oedipus the King, there are dual parts of reason and passion.  Oedipus primarily acts with both reason and passion at different stages in the play.       There are several points in the play where Oedipus acts with       reason. The first such point occurs when he is asked by his      followers to help save Thebes. He acts with reason when he      immediately decides to heed to their demands and find help for      them. However, he may also have been deciding to do this through      passion....   [tags: Oedipus Rex Essays]

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Passion

- I give in. My passion for writing is growing larger and larger each day, it has become the only thing I think about on a daily basis. It’s turning into a nuisance. I curse it to the back of my head every time it comes to fore thought. It twists my guts into an almost wrenching pain when I don’t have the chance to write something down on a piece of paper and make it my own. It forces the air from my chest as if I were a cartoon character with an anvil flattened. Where did I get this from, you ask....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Passion in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

- Shakespearian Passion A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play full of many instances of Shakespearian Passion. These instances consist of passion for revenge, love, and magic through different characters throughout the play. Lysander displayed a passion for love by expressing his love for Hermia to Demetrius by saying “You have her father’s love, Demetrius. Let me have Hermia’s. Do you marry him.” (I.i.93+94) and he said this because Demetrius wanted Lysander to stop acting like Hermia was his....   [tags: revenge, love, characters]

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Extreme Passion Illustrated in Peter Shaffer's Play, Equus

- One definition of madness is "mental delusion or the eccentric behavior arising from it." But Emily Dickenson wrote Much madness is divinest Sense- To a discerning Eye- Novelists and playwrights have often seen madness with a "discerning Eye." Select a novel or play in which a character's apparent madness or irrational behavior plays an important role. Then write a well-organized essay in which you explain what this delusion or eccentric behavior consists of and how it might be judged reasonable....   [tags: Peter Shaffer, Equus]

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Passion in Peter Shaffer's Equus

- In Peter Shaffer's Equus, A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, is conducting an investigation on Alan Strang. He is learning, through his investigation of Alan's horrific crime, about what it really means to make someone "normal" and what a psychiatrist really does. It is the job of Dysart to find the motive of Alan's actions, but he is not prepared for what he learns. After meeting Alan, Dysart has a dream. This dream is of a ritual sacrifice in Greece. Dysart's passion lies in Greece. He has always wanted to believe in something greater than himself....   [tags: Peter Shaffer, Equus]

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Passion and Practicality of Jane Eyre

- Passion and Practicality of Jane Eyre        Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is a coming-of-age story about an unconventional woman's development within a society of strict rules and expectations. At pivotal moments in Jane's life, she makes choices which are influenced by her emotions and/or her reason. Through the results of those choices, Jane learns to balance passion and practicality to achieve true happiness.   Jane is a spirited woman, and her emotions give her a strength of character that is unusual for a female heroine of this period....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Passion in Writing for a Purpose

- Passion in writing for a Purpose When analyzing a written text there are a couple of things to look at. Does the author validate what they are writing. This question can be asked in order to figure out the different qualities of the essay itself. How does the author relay the massage. This is another question that can be asked from this analysis. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. explains his message very clearly in his text, The World House. Dr. King provides a lot of information to back his ideas and main thesis....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Wordplay in Stange Fits Of Passion

- Words with Hidden Values Words can be used for many things such as describing, depicting, or disguising a person’s thoughts or ideas. In a lyrical ballad called Strange fits of passion have I known by William Wordsworth, he does a great job of using different words to give out many thoughts and ideas. This is why poetry is used as a freedom of expression. Any poet can use wordplay to create and inspire readers to think, and dig deep for a certain meaning or purpose. Wordsworth , I thought was very good a using words to create a different meaning than what the words actually meant....   [tags: William Wordsworth]

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When Our Passion in Life Risks Our Life

- Passion is what pushes us to succeed in everything we do, but what happens when the thing we love to do is also putting our lives at risk. Anyone can become injured while participating in his or her passion. It only takes the simple act of wrong footing or the slip of a hand while doing what we love to cause numerous doctor visits and surgeries. There seem to be some people though that “simply cannot resist the danger,” these are the people who risk their lives, not just their health, countless times all for their passion....   [tags: dangerous, healthy obsession, death]

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