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Duality And A Spiritual Reality

- Duality Most people do not consider themselves to be dualistic in their thinking, since most proclaim their belief in an infinite God. However, their other beliefs define them otherwise. Duality is the belief in two realities. Believing in a physical reality and a spiritual reality is an example of dualistic thinking. Duality also describes the belief in a finite universe, where the balance of power and the natural order of things is maintained by separate, opposing, forces. Your thinking is dualistic if you believe in a God and a Devil, good and bad, Heaven and Hell — unless you consider those terms to be descriptive of one and the same reality....   [tags: God, Religion, Truth, Universe]

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The Tension between Truth and Illusion in "Tender is the Night"

- Exploring the tension between truth and illusion is a frequent preoccupation of twentieth century American literature. Compare and contrast the treatment of this theme in `Tender is the Night' and at least one other relevant text you have encountered. `Tender is the Night' is a novel where the presentation of the main characters at the beginning of the novel is shown to be an illusion. An illusion which often masks the seedy truth and results in people having to present an extravagant front to disguise their inner problems....   [tags: American Literature]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- The 12th Night of Lying Proved She couldn’t be the Man and Get a Man Being able to influence another person’s behavior in a way that benefits one’s self is emotional manipulation (Grieve and Panebianco, 2013) which was something Viola in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is familiar in, as was her counterpart in the 2006 film adaption She’s the Man directed by Andy Fickman, whether she meant to be or not. In the beginning it becomes obvious that Viola did not care about anyone else in either the play or the movie, her only priority was to benefit herself and it didn’t matter who she had to lie to (Marelich, Landquist, Painter, & Mechanic, 2008) as long as she was getting what she wanted....   [tags: Lie, Truth, Love, Deception]

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Black Truth and White Lies in Heart of Darkness

- Heart of Darkness:  Black Truth and White Lies         In Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, there is a great interpretation of the feelings of the characters and uncertainties of the Congo. Although neither Africa nor the Congo are ever actually referred to, the Thames river is mentioned as a support. This intricate story reveals much symbolism due to Conrad's theme based on the lies, good, and evil that interact within every man. Today, of course, the situation has changed. Most literate people realize that, by probing into the heart of the jungle, Conrad was trying to convey an impression about the heart of man, and his tale is universally read as one of the first symbolic masterpiec...   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Lying vs. Truth-Telling in Genesis, Othello, and The Lie

- Lying vs. Truth-Telling in Genesis, Othello, and The Lie As children we are taught to always tell the truth in every situation. Catchy clichés such as "the truth will set you free" are used to reinforce honesty in our minds. However, is it possible that lying can further your success in life, more so than honesty. Literary evidence seems to support this. Even the Bible offers stories of lying and cheating without consequence. Three literary works–the book of Genesis, William Shakespeare’s Othello, and Sir Walter Ralegh’s poem The Lie–offer support that, perhaps, the truth is not always what it’s cracked up to be....   [tags: Genesis Othello Lie Lying Essays]

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The Truth about Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code

- The Truth about Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was on the New York Times bestselling list for more then two years, recently returning to the top of the list due to the release of the paperback version in March of 2006. Released by Doubleday in March of 2003, it was an instant hit. The book is a very well written piece of fictional literature that combines the use of historical facts and artifacts with a completely fictional adventure. Brown's use of history has created a certain amount of believability to his story....   [tags: Dan Brown Da Vinci Code]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Iago's Deception as Catalyst for Truth

- Iago: Deception as Catalyst for Truth   The audience will achieve a more complete understanding of Iago in The Tragedy of Othello if Iago is viewed as a complex character and not simply as a conventional "villain."  Iago's devious schemes destroy lives both literally and figuratively, but they may also serve to reveal the character of others in intricate ways.  A critical interpretation of Iago reveals that although he is principally a deceiver, he is also a dramatic agent of truth.  Even though his acts are malicious and deceitful, the title "honest Iago" is fitting in the sense that he reveals the true nature of his victims, as well as the propensity for human beings to act in accordanc...   [tags: Othello essays]

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Book Review Of The Name Of The Rose: The Name Of The Truth

- Imagine a medieval Benedictine monastery, with cellarers, herbalists, gardeners, librarians, young novices. One after the other, half a dozen monks are found murdered in the most bizarre ways, and the reader very quickly finds out that the monastery, supposedly a place of piety and tranquility is the place of sin and corruption. William of Baskerville, a learned Franciscan who is sent to solve the mystery finds himself involved in the frightening events inside the abbey. This is the story of "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Dramatic Presentation of Truth, Justice and Morality in The Crucible

- The Dramatic Presentation of Truth, Justice and Morality in The Crucible "The Crucible" is essentially a story about witchcraft, but the one key theme which occurs throughout the play and plays a fundamental part in it, is justice. A large proportion of the play is actually set in court, the "house of justice", which is a very symbolic way of showing its importance. Normally in every day life, the judge of the court is the person who brings out the justice in the cases brought forwards, but in "The Crucible" it is not always clear if this is the case; sometimes it even seems to be the other way round....   [tags: Papers Arthur Miller Themes The Crucible]

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The Search for Truth or Meaning in James Joyce's Dubliners

- The Search for Truth or Meaning in Dubliners     Several of James Joyce's stories in Dubliners can read as lamentations on a frustrating inability of man to represent meaning by external means, including written word. When characters in "Araby," "Counterparts," and "A Painful Case" attempt to represent or signify themselves, other characters, or abstract spiritual entities with or through words, they not only fail, but end up emotionally ruined. Moreover, the inconclusive endings of the three stories correspond with the fates of their characters....   [tags: Dubliners Essays]

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History Textbooks Do Not Tell the Truth About Slavery

- Why Do History Textbooks Hesitate to Tell the Truth About Slavery. Works Cited Missing [1] In the movie Sankofa, Haile Gerima does not hesitate to show the audience the horrors of slavery. Not only does he show the brutal and humiliating practices used by slaveholders to subjugate slaves but he also shows how slaveholders used Christianity to control and manipulate slaves. He demonstrates the huge impact of slavery on today’s society and the importance of looking back to slavery to understand the present....   [tags: United States History Essays]

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The Importance of Truth in Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea

- The Importance of Truth in Wide Sargasso Sea In Wide Sargasso Sea " Rhys presents a white Creole family living in a Caribbean Island (Jamaica), which is a lush and insecure world for them, after the liberation of the slaves. The husband had once been a slaveholder, the mother is a confused and crazy lady and Antoinette, the daughter, is a child in an atmosphere of fear, recrimination and bitter anger. She becomes increasingly isolated-this isolation is broken by her scheming stepbrother, who signs Antoinette's inheritance over to the naive Mr....   [tags: Wide Sargasso Sea Essays]

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Anna Livia Plurabelle: The Lost Truth of Feminine Subjectivity

- Anna Livia Plurabelle: The Lost Truth of Feminine Subjectivity The oppressed, repressed, and impressed subjectivity of feminism finds a new opportunity to assert its true self against the stultifying atmosphere of modernism and identity-oriented crisis of postmodern ambience by appealing to the unique characterization of Anna Livia Plurabelle which frequently oscillates phallocentrism and proves the me'connaissance of male selfism and female-otherness to establish a new doctrine based on the fact that the male subjectivity as a desceptionary ruling self is subverted through the intermittent alterity that the indispensable feminine Being-Anna Allmazifull-makes possible....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby - Symbolism and the Truth

- Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby - Symbolism and the Truth That Lies Between            Symbolism is a very important device in Fitzgerald's 1926 masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. Different objects, words or actions symbolize different character traits for each person depicted in his novel. Through symbolism, Fitzgerald manages to describe three completely different aspects of the human life. He conveys the glittery, magnificent life of the rich, the gray, ugly and desperate life of the poor, and the mundane struggles of those in between....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Hamlet, By William Shakespeare

- In the play, Hamlet, the characters are looking for the truth, and they each have their own understanding of truth and methods to arrive to it. Shakespeare tells a tale about revenge, family, filial obligation and devotion. It all begins when a ghost appears to hamlet, who is, supposedly, Hamlet 's dad (the king of Denmark). The ghost tells Hamlet how he dies and how Hamlet has to revenge his death, as he states “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder, sleeping within my orchard, my custom always of the afternoon, upon my secure hour thy uncle stole, with the juice of cursed hebona in a vital, and in porches of my ears did pour”....   [tags: Epistemology, Mind, Truth, Skepticism]

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The Burden Of Knowledge

- The Burden of Knowledge We live our lives based upon discoveries that others have made before us. The words of our elders influence the decisions we make. In 1597 Sir Frances Bacon claimed that knowledge is power and his words are understood by generations upon generations after. The more a person knows, the more aware they are of the world around them. It is rare that someone would not want to bear knowledge and wisdom. After reading Oedipus Rex’s first play, one can see why a person would be content not knowing the whole truth....   [tags: Knowledge, Truth, Oedipus, Epistemology]

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The Definition of Philosophy

- The Definition of Philosophy A personal or moral philosophy is an idea about how one should live, or how one should act. Often we will hear a person state that their philosophy about life is to “live it to the fullest” or to “take the bull by the horns” or any number of clichés. The usage of the word philosophy by these people, while correct by definition, differs from the word so closely associated with the great thinkers of our past, present and future. Philosophy, as it means to those in the quest for knowledge, the meaning of life, and the truth of all things, has a much greater, but much less concise meaning....   [tags: Life, Truth, Answers]

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Can Nuclear Waste Be Disposed Of Safely?

- Can Nuclear Waste Be Disposed of Safely. The disposal of nuclear waste is a grave and meaningful issue regarding technology and science in this day and age. This matter is not new to us though. The use of nuclear energy is one of the most important discoveries and has been in play for amelioration on technological footing. The breakthrough occurred in 1970’s and nuclear energy was found to be a plausible source of power. But during the past two decades it has become a ponderous discussion whether the use of nuclear energy is safe or not....   [tags: Radioactive waste, Waste, Nuclear power]

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Manipulation, Deception, And Lying

- Question 2: Manipulation, Deception, and Lying Manipulation, deception, and lying all happen in everyday lives. This paper will distinguish between manipulation, deception, and lying and why these ethical wrongs depend on the intention and not on the consequences. To outline the paper, the first section will distinguish between manipulation, deception, and lying. This section will also show how the three work together in order to formulate an ethical wrong. The next section will discuss how manipulation, deception, and lying work together to gain some type of benefit....   [tags: Lie, Deception, Truth, Propaganda]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- "Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing." Abraham Lincoln projected this statement to mean that sometimes the appearance of a person is not inevitably the reality of who they are. In Shakespeare 's play Othello, this point is illustrated by the passionate love and extreme hatred in the play which brings out the truth inside of each and every character and situation. In Shakespeare 's play Othello, the world is governed more by appearance than reality, as the characters and situations are more than they transpire....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Truth, Friendship]

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The War in Afghanistan

- Introduction: After decades of war in Afghanistan in late 2001, first attempts have already been made by Afghans and international organizations to consult the Afghan people on how to build capacities in pace-building which was an encouraging sign. However, the people in general are still too reluctant to speak about their suffering during the war. Instead, their current priority is to struggle for economic survival in the highly competitive post-conflict reconstruction business with its emerging social injustice....   [tags: strategy, truth-telling]

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Amnesty, By Octavia Butler

- When humanity is faced with a great challenge, inevitably they always find a way to thrive. It seems that no matter what happens, no matter how bleak a situation becomes, there is always someone who is willing to fight back. This mentality has been all but lost in humanity in the short story “Amnesty” by Octavia Butler. Throughout the story we continually find out more information about the ways that humans as a whole have been changed by the arrival of an alien species known simply as Communities....   [tags: Human, Short story, Religion, Power]

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The Truth Of Salvation By Malcolm X

- "You can 't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can 't hate Africa and not hate yourself."(Malcolm X) I did not hear this from Malcolm X himself, rather I heard it from my mother attempting to teach me how to love and cherish myself. I found myself looking for myself. When persevering towards salvation you can get lost and lose faith , when being ashamed of who you are you tend to work twice as hard to become great, and you will never understand why people treat you differently based off of how you look....   [tags: Teacher, Education, School, Family]

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The Truth About the Music Industry

- Music is universally known as an expression of emotion, rebellion against the man, a way of life, a random collection of sounds, an annoying thing kids listen to, or even a vacation from everything, but in reality music is free of all definition. The industry involved in buying, selling and recording of music has grown so old, treacherous, and ignorant that it can not figure out the steps it needs to evolve with the rapidly expanding music industry. Musicians and fans alike are screaming about the dire need of some modern day innovation in the market....   [tags: Music Industry Research paper]

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The Truth About Witches And Witchcraft

- After having not thought of any places we could take Mama we walked the rest of the way home in silence. Which was fine by me because my interest was still on looking over at the Mt. Harrison side of the river determined that I would see the orange and white critter again, but all I saw were a bunch of rabbits running in-and-out of their burrows. Once back home, I’d gone straight to my room where I laid on my bed with Casper. I couldn’t help but have my mind weighed down by all the strange things that had happened as of late....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Family, Profanity]

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The Power of Guilt and Shame in Phaedra

- The Power of Guilt and Shame in Phaedra In neo-classical works of literature, the themes are often based on reason and passion. The two factors of influence collide in a struggle that an individual character or group of characters must overcome and decide which to follow, and this conflict usually leads to suffering, guilt, and shame. In Racine's classic, Phaedra, the title character is influenced by her overwhelming passion, which leads to her commit her crimes by the power of guilt and shame....   [tags: Papers]

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The Purpose and Power of Language

- The Purpose and Power of Language If you are fluent in a language, you probably don't give much thought to your ability to interact with others, to understand and be understood in your world. But what would happen if you lost your voice. Or if suddenly the language skills you have, that is your ability to read, write, and speak, were no longer sufficient to allow you to understand television and newspapers or to tell a waitress what you wanted to eat or a doctor what was wrong with you. What if your language actually caused others to discriminate against you....   [tags: Research Essays Term Papers]

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The Power of Symbolism in Byzantine Art

- The Power of Symbolism in Byzantine Art ABSTRACT: Our deeply visual culture today shows the fascination humanity has with the power of images. This paper intends to discuss the use and importance of images within the context of Byzantine art. The works produced in the service of the Eastern Orthodox Church still employed today, show a remarkable synthesis of doctrine, theology and aesthetics. The rigid program of Church decoration was meant as a didactic element to accompany the liturgy. The majesty of the images bespeaks of the Glory of God and the spiritual realities of the Christian faith....   [tags: Religion Religious Essays]

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The Power of the Witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- The Power of the Witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth   The tragedy of Macbeth comes about because of a single event in his life. If that one moment, the meeting with the witches on the heath, had not happened then Macbeth would no doubt have gone on to be a loyal and respected subject of King Duncan and, later, King Malcolm. However, the meeting did happen and the powerful force of ambition was unleashed within Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. It is the combination of these two factors, the meeting with the witches and Macbeth's own inner demons, that lead to tragedy, and make the play 'terrifying' in the Aristotelian sense....   [tags: Macbeth essays Shakespeare Witchcraft]

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Political Power and the Russian Revolution

- Political Power and the Russian Revolution Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. So says Mao Zedong, late overlord of China, staunch Marxist and hardened revolutionary. The truth of his statement can be observed in many instants in the long human history, and not least of all in the two Russian Revolutions of early twentieth century. The first revolution happened in 1905, and after a little more than a decade of tentative peace, the second revolution happened in 1917....   [tags: Papers]

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The Power of Secrets in The Scarlet Letter

- The Power of Secrets in The Scarlet Letter Deception is defined by Webster's Dictionary as the art of misrepresentation. Throughout the history of mankind, the use of deception to promote oneself to a higher level, or to hide one's past, has been a common occurrence. In the novel The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne , Chillingworth and Dimmesdale both use deception to hide secrets from each other, and from the rest of the town. Hester Prynne is the only one who knows the secrets that Dimmesdale and Chillingworth are hiding from the townsfolk....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Politics, Power, and the American Media

- Politics, Power, and the American Media As Americans, we believe that world events over the next few years will unfold from September 11th. The safety and security that we all felt before will never be the same. While Americans continue to recover our enemies continue to plan a way to bring us to our knees once again. Many of us will never again be able to fly without a fear of what if and many of us will never again be able to turn on the morning news without the fear of what if. We tend to have the attitude that terrorist attacks are events that happen in other countries like Israel where peace is unsteady....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Democracy and Dictatorship in Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- Lord of the flies is not just a story about boys trapped on an island; it is a story about power struggle over democracy and dictatorship in societies. They are many objects used in the novel to show dictatorship and democracy. Also, they are many situations between characters in the novel to show the power struggles between the two ideologies. Between the power struggle, characters also use these objects to control emotions and people’s decisions in the novel. People and societies give away too much power to objects and let them control their lives....   [tags: Symbols, Power]

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The Truth about Climate Change

- Since 1950 greenhouse gases have increased from 1200 million metric tons to 6500 million metric tons. A whopping 542% increase within 50 years opposed to 1900-1950 which was a 240% increase (What is Climage Change). Global climate change is not controversial. It has been affecting the world around us since the 1950’s. Climate change is causing devastating problems for the world’s essential resources because it is increasing extreme weather patterns which is decreasing energy production and transportation and is causing agriculture to suffer....   [tags: global warming, environmental issues]

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Medea and Nietzsche's Will to Power

- Medea and Nietzsche's Will to Power When Medea kills her children, audiences react with shock and horror. Any sympathy viewers have built for the woman is, in the words of Elizabeth Vandiver, “undercut” by this act (15). Since Medea is the protagonist, we question why Euripides chose to make her a child murderer. Most scholars agree that he invented this part of the myth. He also lessened her role as witch by drawing attention to her human qualities. This only highlights the infanticide (14) because we cannot excuse her ruthless act as monstrous and non-human....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Truth Behind The Holocaust

- The twentieth century was a time of change. With two world wars occurring within roughly three decades, it was no surprise that society became forever changed. These two world wars, however, resulted in perhaps one of the most significant and catastrophic events in history - the Holocaust. The Holocaust saw about six million Jews killed by command of German dictator Adolf Hitler. Despite resulting from World War II, however, Hitler’s massive genocide of European Jews was planned before the Second World War, and therefore was intentionalism, because of the blame from post-World War I Germany, the twentieth century movement of eugenics as a “racial hygiene”, and the actions to exterminate Jews...   [tags: adolf hitler, nazis, treaty of versailles,germany]

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The Underlying Truth of Thumbelina

- Fairytales exist to create a time for children where they dream of imaginable creatures and people that they wish to be. Some fairytales teach children morals of some sort while some teach them the difference between good and evil. But when an in depth look into the fairytale is executed, what is found. In The classic fairytale treasury’s fairytale Thumbelina Hans Christian Andersen illustrates the patriarchal views that continue to control stereotyped traditional views of men and women in society by insinuating Thumbelina as a sensitive, beautiful, fragile being and the prince and male animals as rich, strong, powerful beings....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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The Truth Behind Earth Hour

- Earth Hour is an annual international event, organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). This event actually asked us to think about what else we could be doing to make a difference to save our Earth. Countries that participate will switch off their lights for one hour to display a universal commitment to protect the one thing that unites us the entire planet. Unfortunately, most of us do not notice that this campaign will bring side effects, if we as a citizen participate in this campaign in a wrong way....   [tags: Envrionmental Issues]

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Human Will and the Power of the Gods: Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

- ... Following this logic, Oedipus can be harmed by Tiresias because he does not the truth of what he is done, and therefore he cannot see the sunlight. The interaction developed here serves to reinforce the conflict between the power of man and free will against the power and determination of the gods. As Oedipus works to discredit Tiresias, he plays on the blind seer’s inability to solve the riddle presented by the Sphinx. Oedipus claims, “Her riddle wasn’t the sort just anyone who happened could solve: prophetic skill was needed....   [tags: ancient greece, gratest tragedies]

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The Truth Behind Servant Leadership

- With the realization that healthcare has succumbed to a business model, the demand for outstanding leadership is an essential component in the success of any business. Nurses are an intricate part of the healthcare arena with the profession expected to become the second largest occupation by 2014 (Sullivan & Decker, 2009). Dispelling myths for this volume of nurses needs to be paramount in order to provide a clear vision void of misconceptions. One particular myth is that leaders are at the top of the pyramid and need to be served....   [tags: Nursing]

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The Untold Truth About Advertising

- The world spent over 460 billion dollars in 2012 on advertising. The money is spent by business firms to promote their products and services and by political and nonpolitical groups to raise awareness on different issues. If over 300 billion dollars is spent annually on advertising, then people must be strongly affected by ads, otherwise groups would not spend such a large sum on advertisements. People are affected by advertising, but what does that mean for society. Vitriolic detractors of ads assert that advertisements are a malignant tumor of modern-society whereas proponents of advertising counter that promotions are the backbone of society....   [tags: Promotion, Products, Services]

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The Truth About Blood Diamonds

- It’s hard to imagine that a mineral could be fueling wars and funding corrupt governments. This mineral can be smuggled undetected across countries in a coat pocket, then be sold for vast amounts of money. This mineral is used in power tools, parts of x-ray machines, and microchips but mostly jewelry. Once considered the ultimate symbol of love, the diamond has a darker story. "Blood" diamonds or "conflict" diamonds are those mined, polished, or traded in areas of the world where the rule of law does not exist....   [tags: Conflict Diamonds]

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Crop Circles: Hoax or Truth?

- Crop circles have been a mystery ever since they first appeared. In today’s world, people merely glance at an article about them. They simply brush it off to the side saying that “it has to be fake” or “it can’t be real”. Pat Delgado, a former NASA engineer, said, “It is perfectly natural to ask if crop circles are hoaxes, but very difficult to explain why they cannot be hoaxed satisfactorily” (Silva “Crop Circles”). Crop circles are very mysterious and interesting in many ways. A way this can be shown is through the first person accounts of the people who saw one being made....   [tags: mysterious, robbert and nancy case]

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The Bitter Truth About Cocoa

- Imagine that you are at your local retail store and you want to buy yourself a chocolate bar. There are so many brand names to choose from and it’s hard for you to decide but which of these are actually safe to eat and honestly produced. There is a small chance that one of these choices actually is or even worse, not even in the store. People don’t usually background check the chocolate bars they eat because they are too busy enjoying this sweet delicacy but what they don’t know is there is a another story behind the makings of that chocolate bar....   [tags: child slavery and labor]

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Obamacare: The Cold Hard Truth

- IV. Intro: Will Obamacare Succeed. A famous Greek physician named Herophilos once said, “When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.” One of the most crucial issues challenging Americans today is the overwhelming rise in health problems. Serious health problems like obesity can create other ailments such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than one-third (35.7%) of adults in the U.S....   [tags: healthcare system in the United States]

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The Timeless Power of Les Miserables

- The Timeless Power of Les Miserables       The book Les Miserables, written by Victor Hugo in 1862, created a sensation throughout the world (Royston and Schlesinger 2). That impression continued through theatrical productions and most recently the musical, but the book contains greater detail and adds a deeper understanding of Hugo's epic story than the movie or musical portray. Regretfully, few people in World society take the time to relish this masterpiece. Living in a fast paced world, many people today consider reading a time-consuming, senseless activity, and those who still read most likely choose a shorter novel rather than the 1500 page story of Les Miserables....   [tags: Les Misérables Miserables Essays]

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Hatred in Societies like the one Described in George Orwell´s 1984

- Philosophers around the world enthusiastically debate society and its changes, how it can survive and how to mold it. Society, by definition, is the totality of social relationships among humans; never are the words happiness, love, or hatred hinted at. Without the knowledge of any emotions they cannot be felt. A society can survive on hatred, power, and victory with the exception of love and devotion for its leader(s). If there is no experience with love there can be no knowledge of its existence....   [tags: Government, Power]

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The Power of Angels in America

- The Power of Angels in America       "Such ethical possibility is, however, founded on and coextensive with the subject's movement toward what Foucault calls 'care of the self,' the often very fragile concern to provide the self with pleasure and nourishment in an environment that is perceived not particularly to offer them." -Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick   "Demanding that life near AIDS is an inextricably other reality denies our ability to recreate a sustaining culture and social structures, even as we are daily required to devote such time to the details of the AIDS crisis." -Cindy Patton   Tony Kushner's two-part play (or, if you will, two plays) Angels In America is one of...   [tags: Kushner Angels in America Essays]

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Power and Control in Dracula

- Power and Control in Dracula In the universe, no one being has complete control over another. In Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, God, Dracula, Nature, and Humanity have some form of influence over each other, whether it be direct control or as the instrument through which another must exert its power. In this paper I will examine the ways that power and control are presented in Dracula. One of the main challenges to God's power is Dracula. God does nothing to help the character of Lucy. Why....   [tags: Dracula Essays]

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The Spread and Adaptation of Christianity

- Today, Christianity and its practices vary depending on location and denomination. At its onset, however, Christianity was not as diverse and house churches driven by simplicity were the norm. How did such a variety of beliefs and ways of practicing the same religion. Part of this can be explained by the early attempts to Christianize the pagans of the unreached parts of Europe. As the movement grew, it began more structured and strategically organized for more effective ministry, eventually leading to the institutionalized Catholic Church....   [tags: Power, Missionaries]

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The Power of Personal Image

- The Power of Personal Image A young woman stands in front of the mirror and is disgusted by the reflection that only she can see. Thunder thighs, flabby arms, and a pot belly obstruct her view of the beautiful, smart, and loving woman who stares back at her. This is exactly the type of person the advertisement agencies and the media prey upon, someone who is self-conscious and ashamed of her body, someone who is willing to go to any length or pay any price to have the "perfect" body. In her essay, "Narcissism as Liberation", Susan Douglas wrote about the power and influence that the advertisement industry has in America....   [tags: Self Esteem Self Image Beauty Essays Media]

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Tony Blair's Approach to Power

- Tony Blair's Approach to Power Since Labour came into power in 1997 Tony Blair has been criticised by some for being the 'son of Thatcher'. Many say that labour is now following the values and policies similar to that of a Tory government and in particular a Tory government lead by Margaret Thatcher. Before the time of Tony Blair and New Labour, the left wing party stood firm on one value and that was socialism. More on Labours old Values and policies The conservatives on the other hand have very different policies or not so different as some may argue....   [tags: Papers]

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The Power of Internet Feedback

- The Power of Internet Feedback Eight Sources I. Introduction Feedback is one of the most important elements to a businesses success. No matter what the business, all have to deal with two constants, customers and customer satisfaction. These two things lay the groundwork for a successful business. The customers come from various types of media strategies such as advertising, mail-order publications, public relations, retailing and merchandising, sales, market research, and prices of goods....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Geopolitics: Have The Truth

- ... That period led directly the world wars in which one land power attempted to unseat the untied sea and airpower of the US and UK. Eventually the world order as determined by the Potsdam conference between the UK, US and USSR (the other powers when officially represented fell into a more ancillary camp) gave us the familiar Cold-War or Bipolar World. In which a land power of Russia/USSR and its allies and the sea power the US-UK was united under the NATO alliance. Now NATO has lost much of its function and purpose; it still holds Europe, contains the Middle East and keeps the sea lanes open from the Panama to the Suez, additionally via the Japanese-American special relationship a cold war...   [tags: american history, intervention, syria, iran]

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Knowledge, Power and Control

- Knowledge, Power and Control In this paper, I propose to examine some of the issues that arise as a result of the relationship between knowledge and power, and specifically those that concern who should control knowledge and disseminate it in society. This subject is discussed in the writings of Plato and is also commented on by such medieval thinkers as Averroes (Ibn Rushd), Moses Maimonides and St. Thomas Aquinas from the Islamic, Jewish and Christian traditions respectively and their views will be briefly outlined here....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Papers]

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Lies and Politics

- Haven’t we all told a lie. Lies are so common that people have put them into categories; white lies are simple lies that don’t hurt, or hard lies; lies that are highly hated and can destroy someone. Everyone has also been accused of lying even our president (president Obama). He was accused of not being an American citizen. Of cause he was and that issue was settled, but the issue brought up more questions. Do lies exist in politics, and if they do, are they legal. In the article “Lies and Politics” the author’s show what happens in politics when it patens to lies....   [tags: Deceit, Truth, Constitution]

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Hitler’s Rise to Power

- Hitler’s Rise to Power There is no simple answer to the question of the rise of Adolf Hitler. Because one cannot assume that his rise to power was only due to his ability or just share luck as the event at the time made the people weak and accepted who ever volunteered to rule them. Personally, I would say neither of the two facts is wrong. They both come hand in hand because where it not for his ability and weakness of the German people at the time, Hitler would have never risen to power....   [tags: Papers]

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Hitler's Rise to Power

- The 1900's marked was one of the most consequential periods of time as it marked the onset of Nazi ideology, an ideology that would be advocated by radical leaders such as Adolf Hitler to maintain power of Germany. Hitler would use National Socialism, which renounced Marxist ideals, as a basis to formulate his own basic views of a philosophy which he would bolster for the rest of his life. As a strong anti-Semite, and an ardent German nationalist, Hitler recognized the importance in the need for struggle and "emphasized a crude Social Darwinism; the world was a brutal place filled with constant struggle in which only the fit survived" (Spielvogel 794)....   [tags: European History]

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Irony of Earthly Power

- People live life wanting everything they can’t afford. Millions of Americans idealize famous movie actors and musicians, and wish to aspire to that degree of wealth. Many people are envious of such billionaires as Bill Gates, and tell themselves they could have done that. Everyone wants to be rich. They feel that if they had all the money they wanted, they could truly be happy. The truth is that money and riches really don’t bring anyone an unsurpassable or measureless amount of happiness....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Hitlers Rise To Power

- The name Hitler stirs up many emotions inside the hearts of people. What could have made Hitler so hostile towards the Jews. Could it have been his unhappy childhood, frustrated adolecsnce, his artistic disappointment, rejection from the Jewish society or merely the wound he received on the front during World War I. Adolf Hitler or the incarnation of absolute evil became dictator of Germany in 1933 and prepared his nation for war and a “Final Solution” to the “Jewish problem”. Hitler posed a great threat to democracy and redefined the meaning of evil for eternity....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Search for Truth in Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and Sophocles' Oedipus Rex

- The scholar is engaged in the interminable quest for truth. The knowledge that one can never understand everything makes a person wise. Ignorance is the assumption that one can understand all about the world around them. An ignorant person is so confident they comprehend the truth, that they are blind to the greater truth. Anton Chekhov and Sophocles deal with the idea of this sinful pride that leads to ignorance in their respective works, The Cherry Orchard and Oedipus Rex. In each drama, certain characters are slapped in the face with the truth; the light is revealed....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Truth vs. Fiction in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Uncle Tom's Cabin

- Truth vs. Fiction in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Uncle Tom's Cabin It is often said that truth is stranger than fiction. Perhaps, this is so, as truth wears no veil; it is stark reality. There are no soft edges in truth. Only the most zealous hunters, those willing to meet the sword, actively seek it. The majority, while considering ourselves open to the truth, may only realize it when it comes disguised as something else. In short, it seems that we need to see it as not threatening, but molded and plied into something we can digest....   [tags: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass]

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Positioning the Viewer in Frontline to Receive a Particular Version of Telling the Truth

- Positioning the Viewer in Frontline to Receive a Particular Version of Telling the Truth All composers of texts position the responder of that text to view their version of the truth in different ways. In the case of Frontline, Rob Stitch and his team position the viewers using a satirical documentary style approach to mock low brow journalism and indeed real life current affairs programs. The easily accessible medium of television encourages the responder to interrogate the events as reality and suggest they are a dramatic reconstruction of events....   [tags: Papers]

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Doctrinal Development and Its Compatibility with Belief in the Abiding Truth of Christianity

- Is the idea of doctrinal development compatible with belief in the abiding truth of Christianity. The problem that the development of doctrine presents to the church is simple. On the one hand, Christianity is presented as containing the lasting and eternal truth of salvation and eternal life, and on the other hand, when the history of the church is studied, the details within which this truth is presented, have quite clearly changed. This problem is particularly exacerbated for those involved in ecumenical dialogue, and for theologians within the Roman Catholic church....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Finding the Truth in Gretchen Moran Laskas’s The Midwife’s Tale

- Finding the Truth in Gretchen Moran Laskas’s The Midwife’s Tale The prologue to Gretchen Moran Laskas’s novel, The Midwife’s Tale, begins with her narrator protagonist, Elizabeth, telling readers, “Mama always said that most of being a good midwife was in knowing the family history. Not just the birthing story of any given woman--although that was a good thing to keep in mind--but the whole history.” Assuming the “whole history” is a thing possible to know in the first place, a dubious aim in itself, Moran Laskas’s novel ends up reading as a sort of family history: at times exultant, heartbreaking, occasionally comic, and more than once bone-chillingly grim....   [tags: Midwifes Tale]

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The Truth About War Revealed in the Film, The Thin Red Line

- The Truth About War Revealed in the Film, The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line (1998) is a film that examines the Guadalcanal Battle of World War II, looking past the physical results of the violence, in order to uncover the deeper truths and ramifications of war. The film conveys themes and ideologies that are somewhat uncommon to war films, especially WW II films. In this dark, surreal, journey, Malick takes us inside the minds of soldiers experiencing this battle to capture a remote pacific island from the Japanese....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Citizen Kane: Exposing the Truth about William Randolph Hearst

- Citizen Kane: Exposing the Truth about William Randolph Hearst Many have called Citizen Kane the greatest cinematic achievement of all time. It is indeed a true masterpiece of acting, screen writing, and directing. Orson Welles, its young genius director, lead actor, and a co-writer, used the best talents and techniques of the day (Bordwell 103) to tell the story of a newspaper giant, Charles Kane, through the eyes of the people who loved and hated him. However, when it came out, it was scorned by Hollywood and viewed only in the private theaters of RKO, the producer....   [tags: Citizen Kane Movies film Essays]

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John Gardner's Grendel and the Greater Power

- John Gardner's Grendel and the Greater Power Many of the characters in Grendel have direction and purpose in their lives. Wealtheow is self- sacrificing, and Hrothgar is out for personal glory. Unferth and Beowulf spend their lives trying to become great heroes so that their names may outlast their flesh. The dragon believed in nihilism, and the Shaper used his imagination to create something to believe in. Some of the characters’ philosophies may not have been commendable, but Grendel could not find any direction or purpose for his life whatsoever....   [tags: Grendel Essays]

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The Raw Power of A Streetcar Named Desire

- The Raw Power of A Streetcar Named Desire         Tennessee Williams's play A Streetcar Named Desire contains more within it's characters, situations, and story than appears on its surface. As in many of Williams's plays, there is much use of symbolism and interesting characters in order to draw in and involve the audience.  The plot of A Streetcar Named Desire alone does not captivate the audience.  It is Williams's brilliant and intriguing characters that make the reader truly understand the play's meaning.  He also presents a continuous flow of raw, realistic moods and events in the play which keeps the reader fascinated in the realistic fantasy Williams has created in A Streetca...   [tags: Streetcar Named Desire]

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Supernatural in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Power of the Witches

- The Power of the Witches in Macbeth      Myths and religions often include divine or devilish beings with incredible powers. William Shakespeare incorporated witches with bizarre powers in his play, Macbeth. These witches possessed devilish powers to set the course of events in the plot and added to the flavor of the story. The witches' powers included omnientness, vision and apparition creation, and the ability to set the conditions for disaster, and the utilization of these abilities sets the movement of the play....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Fostering Collaboration: The Power Of Effective Teams

- Body: Teams can enjoy a significant competitive advantage over individual employees in any organization through the facilitation of trusting, open, and supportive relationships. This advantage helps to foster collaboration in the organization. Trust is the basis and most common and ôfundamental element of a winning teamö (Kouzes and Posner, 2007, p.225). Literature suggests that ôpositive relationships help produce effective teamsö (Lafasto & Larson, in Pierce & Newstrom (Eds.), 2008, p160). Successful cooperation will enable individuals in team to accomplish much more than any one person could do alone....   [tags: Team Work Collaboration Group ]

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The Power of Language in Shakespeare's King Lear

- The Power of Language in King Lear       It is often difficult to gain entry into a work of such complete and dazzling genius as King Lear--reading Shakespeare can sometimes feel like trying to get a good long look at the sun on a cloudless day. And yet there are moments when one comes across passages that, by the sheer force of their lyrical, poetic beauty, leap off the page and resonate so strongly within one's mind that they become a kind of distillation of the entire play. One can read this play again and again, and still be struck anew by Shakespeare's utter mastery over language; surely there is no other writer who had so full a sense of, and who used to such merciless ends, the pow...   [tags: King Lear essays]

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Orwell's Analysis of the Government's Use of Power

- Outline I. Introduction A. Orwell's life as it relates to his works. B. The danger of a totalitarian government. II. Freedom of mind and body A. Physical control <ol> <li value="1"> Extreme force and coercion <li value="2"> Effects of torment </ol> B. Psychological manipulation <ol> <li value="1"> Doublethink <li value="2"> Use of propaganda </ol> III. Technology role in government control A. Compromise of privacy B. Tele-screen vs. computers IV. Control of communication A. Control of information <ol> <li value="1"> Control of news <li value="2"> Control of history </ol> a) Importance of history b) Repeating history B. Abuse of language <ol> <li value="1"> Language as control...   [tags: Book Reviews]

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powmac Macbeth’s Obsession with Power

- Macbeth's Obsession with Power     "I'll fight till from my bones my flesh be hacked."  (Act 5, Scene 3).  Phrases as forceful as Macbeth's quote are not common day language, in fact, it is used except in times of intense emotion.  Although the diction of Macbeth's words are from the Elizabethan Age, it's message rings true and clear.  Macbeth clearly will oppose anything standing in the way of his passion.  Critics often debate over the what tragic flaw of Macbeth lead to his downfall.  Was it ambition or Lady Macbeth's influence?  Hardly so.  It was an obsession of power that Macbeth desired so much that led to his compulsive fixation and preoccupation of obtaining his desire by any an...   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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Epistemological Development

- Everything in education is impacted by the perspective of a biblical worldview because educating a child is teaching them to know and find truth. According to Knight, “Much truth exists outside of the Bible, but no truth exists outside the metaphysical framework of the Bible.” (2006, p. 226). The concepts of the Bible are used to give a unifying foundation for all subjects taught. The Bible also becomes the integration point. All content knowledge is contextually interpreted with the Bible because God is the source of all truth and the one who unifies all truth in Himself....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Truth]

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Taoism Religion

- A perplexing aspect of Taoism is its very definition. Taoism starts by teaching a truth; “The Tao” is indefinable( To impart the meaning of the Tao is as unfeasible as attempting to tell a story verbally to a deaf person. Although indefinable, the Tao is often referred to as “The Way.” Taoism is more than merely a “philosophy” or a “religion”. Taoists believe the Tao is nonverbal in its essence, and is beyond the boundaries of language. Tao Te Ching was "a philosophical document as much about good government as it was [....   [tags: The Tao, Religion, Truth]

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The Importance of Journalism

- "You cannot wage a war without rumors, without media, without propaganda. Any military planner who plans a war, and doesn't put media, propaganda on top of his agenda, is a bad military," says Al Jazeera senior producer, Samir Khader. In wars, image assumes iconic status. The coverage of the bombing of Baghdad during the first Persian Gulf War put CNN on the media map. Today, the spread of digital technology means that an image can be distributed worldwide within seconds. But are we better informed....   [tags: News Media Truth]

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Gender and Power Relations in Browning’s Porphria’s Lover and My Last Duchess

- Gender and Power Relations in Browning’s Porphria’s Lover and My Last Duchess Robert Browning provides a critical view of gender and power relations in his dramatic monologues “Porphyria’s Lover” and “My Last Duchess.” The dramatic monologue, as S.S. Curry has written, "reveals the struggle in the depths of the soul” (11). Browning delves into the minds of characters to show their conceptions of women and ideas of power. He explores the mental processes of the characters, and invites readers to question societal ideas of power and gender....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Troy, Truth in the Myth?

- The ancient city of Troy, a legendary city in classical literature and Hollywood films alike, has been an attraction to visit for at least twenty-five centuries. Visitors such as Alexander the Great, who stopped at Troy in 334 BC while on route east to conquer Asia, came to Troy looking for the city immortalized in Homer's Iliad. Presently, archaeologists visit Hisarlik, a site in northwest Turkey, as it is believed to be the location of the ancient city. Alexander must have been puzzled when he had arrived in Ilion, the name of the city at the time of his visit....   [tags: Ancient History]

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The Truth About Orthodox Christianity

- As described in The Grand Inquisitor by Dostoevsky The writings of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Helen Ellerbe show substantial evidence that the orthodox Christians did in fact steal from humanity the divine freedom it was promised by Jesus Christ. This thesis is supported in Dostoevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor" from his book The Brothers Karamazov. The dark side of Christian history by Helen Ellerbe also supports this theory. The Inquisition itself shows credibility to the theory that orthodox Christianity was established to conquer and control the freedom of humans....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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