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Amistad

- Amistad Throughout the study of world history, the ideology of “divide and conquer'; is studied and glorified as the most effective strategy for colonialism. The institution of slavery and the transporting of Africans across the ocean to serve as slaves in the “New World'; depict the most blatant use of coerced division in the Europeans efforts to completely enfeeble African slaves. The middle passage portrays the Europeans efforts to divide African cultures by separating the slaves so that they were amongst those that spoke different languages and therefore could not communicate with them....   [tags: Film Review, Movie]

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neighbors

- Has jealously ever made you take action in ways that you wouldn’t normally. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in someone else’s shoes. If given the opportunity, would you step into his or her daily lifestyle. In the short story “Neighbors” by Raymond Carver, a young couple proves that the parasite of a trait, known as jealously, rarely has a happy ending. Jealously by definition is a resentful, suspicious, envious feeling of the mind. This is exactly what forced the Millers to act uncivilized when given the capability to befall into the seeming less better life of someone else....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Common Sense

- The Declaration of Independence And the work of Thomas Paine: Common Sense The pamphlet Common Sense, made by Thomas Paine, was invaluable to informing the people of how they owed no loyalty to Britain. I am also a strong believer that this document indirectly helped lead to one of the key parts leading to the American Revolution, The Declaration of Independence. Thomas Paine had failed in other lines of work as a corseter, seaman, and tax officer. He then met Benjamin Franklin who helped him immigrate to Philadelphia, where his journalism career began....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Justifying the Philippines

- Justifying the Philippines William McKinley in 1899 gave a speech regarding why the United States decided to keep the Philippines, when they were "dropped into our laps". Before giving the speech McKinley was burdened by what would be in the best interest of both countries. He gave four very strong points, with reasoning on why "keeping" the Philippines is the best plan of action for the United States to take. McKinleys first reason on why it was necessary to keep the Philippines was that giving them back to Spain would make us look "cowardly and dishonorable"....   [tags: Papers]

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The cruel princess

- Essay Question: After days and nights of anguished deliberation", the princess makes her decision of what door she will direct the young man to. What do you think her decision is. Explain, using evidence from the story, to support your opinion. The only crime of the young man was that he loved the princess. Just because of this he was forced to play the game of life and death by the barbaric, uncivilized king who never valued human lives. The king's method of trying criminal was that he had two doors in an arena and behind one door there was a hungry, savage tiger and behind the other a woman picked by him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free College Essays - The Results of Sin in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter -  Inevitable Results of Sin There are many ways to interpret literature.  Nathaniel Hawthorne is considered a very influential writer of the American Transcendentalist era; his writing deals a lot with the Puritan times, including his famous novel, The Scarlet Letter.  The Scarlet Letter deals with the adulterous sin of Hester Prynne and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, the vengeance of Roger Chillingsworth, and the townspeople's attitude towards Hester and her daughter Pearl.  Sin can be categorized many ways, but most importantly, one should remember that bad things always develop from sin.  The fact that Hester and the minister sinned led to the townspeople looking down...   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Tone Techniques: Dances With Wolves

- Tone Techniques: Dances With Wolves    In his novel, ”Dances With Wolves”,  Michael Blake uses several techniques throughout the story to enhance the tone displayed to the reader.             Blake uses tones that vary from sad, (war times) to happy (victorious.)  Tone can be defined as the emotion or feeling set upon a reader during a novel/short story. Most times, the tone will change. It can change from sad to dramatic, happy to angry, angry to calm, or basically anything else....   [tags: Dances With Wolves]

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The Rise of Civilization

- The Rise of Civilization Essay: Explain the rise of Civilization and include 3 basic features. A civilization is the starting point of a society. Civilizations have existed for millions of years and are the basic unit of structure for a society. Civilizations were the base of great societies such as Egypt and Rome. If not for civilizations these societies would not have flourished or even existed. A civilization is compiled of eight features. 1. Cities 2. Well-Organized Central Government 3. Complex Religions 4....   [tags: World History]

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trip

- hjk As I stepped onto the platform and walked down the terminal, my imagination began to stir. Images of wild beasts roaming the land, and savage men armed with spears filled my mind. I had landed in Africa, land of the untamed; or so I thought. For weeks people had been filling my mind with vivid descriptions of a country they had never seen, and I swallowed it all up. Walking toward the exit, I imagined seeing a luscious forest ahead of me, filled with exotic animals, and wild beasts. To my surprise, I walked out to a commercial road....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Rose for Emily By William Faulkner

- The story’s opening lines announce the funeral of Miss Emily, to be held in her home—not in a church—and the reasons for the entire town’s attending-the men out of respect for a Southern lady, the women to snoop inside her house. Her death symbolizes the passing of a genteel way of life, which is replaced by a new generation’s crass way of doing things. The narrator’s description of the Grierson house reinforces the disparity between the past and the present: Once a place of splendor, now modern encroachments—gas pumps and cotton wagons—obliterate most of the neighborhood and leave untouched only Miss Emily’s house, with its “stubborn and coquettish decay.” This clash between the past and...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Great Gatsby

- Great Gatsby Two prevalent themes portrayed in The Great Gatsby are money and social status, both which coincide with the novel’s four settings: East Egg, West Egg, the Valley of Ashes, and New York. As Natania stated, these different locations are used to “show the absurdities of modern life,” as well as to dictate social class from the upper royal status of the East Egg community to the common folk of New York. Fitzgerald uses these settings and the actions of characters within them to define and set boundaries between financial and social status of the roaring 20’s....   [tags: essays papers]

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Ghandi

- In 1869, Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in northwest India. When he was a young Man, he traveled to England to receive his college education and law degree. Upon returning to India he set out to change how the West was colonizing and industrializing his country, and set life to a new sort of technique that would change India, and give a new perspective, and shed light on Indian culture, and civilization. His techniques revolved around passive and calm responses instead of wild and violent responses to the British....   [tags: World History]

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black holocaust

- “Black Holocaust for Beginners ‘Death Ships’” By Anderson S. Black Holocaust for Beginners “Death Ships”, is a realistic, and trapping article about the slave trade. Instead of the former stories on slavery and giving it a general description telling reader how slavery is bad and slavery is immoral, this article goes in and describes what it was like in a slave ship. It made the reader feel the pain of the middle passage in every page. There are three things in the article that is very compelling to me as a reader, the living conditions of the slaves in the ships, the rape the women faced, and the punishment styles the rebellious slaves had to endure....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cinema of the Great Depression

- Essay Review - Cinema of the Great Depression, WWII Era In Frederick J. Turner's essay "The Significance of Frontier," he argues that the expansion of the American frontier happened only because American settlers or farmers were in search of good soils and fertile lands. What he failed to mention is the fact that Americans migrated further west not only because they were in search of productive land, but also many migrated because of religious persecution. The 1940 film "Brigham Young" depicts just that....   [tags: American History]

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intro to indian removal

- The constitution of the United States reads; “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” In the early 1800’s, there existed a deep division among the nation’s white population regarding Native Americans. In their dealings with Native Americans, the first white settlers adopted policies that were formed by their own European worldview and experience....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Depiction of Africa in Heart of Darkness

- Depiction of Africa in Heart of Darkness Chinua Achebe believes that Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness is racist based on Conrad's descriptions of Africa and it's people. Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart, stresses Conrad's depiction of Africa as the antithesis of Europe and civilization, and the animal imagery present throughout the novella. Heart of Darkness, written in 1899 during the period of British Imperialism, concerns a British trading company and their expedition into the Congo for ivory....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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The Hollow Men

- The Theme of Emptiness in “The Hollow Men” “The Hollow Men,” a poem written by T.S. Eliot shows the narrators disgust and his faithless attitude toward all mankind. He refers to the human race as being “hollow,” (1) and having a “headpiece filled with straw,” (4) which creates the feeling and theme of emptiness. Eliot also uses allusions, symbols, and repetition as powerful, and depressing poetic devices to make mankind seem hollow. The theme of emptiness is clearly visible throughout the poem, and it begins in the title....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Censorship

- Censorship Censorship is a variety of things from yelling "fire" in a crowded theater to showing sexual intercourse on television. These things aren't all either, there are millions of things we use or see every day that are censored for a reason. The reason can be many but the three most important reasons are for an adult or child^s well being, for the decency of our society and for privacy of each other. All of these things are censored because our lives are influenced by these reasons in one way or another....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- Reasons Huck Finn isn't racist The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is not a racist novel. This novel has been subject to much controversy about whether or not the book is racist. Whilst many believe the novel to be non racist, there a few people out there who believe it is. This is just not true. This essay will show you why this novel is not racist. Huck Finn is the main character in this novel; he is an uneducated, uncivilized, backwoods hick. Huck uses the word ‘nigger’ many times throughout this story....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Literary Response to Gulliver’s Travels

- Literary Response to Gulliver’s Travels 1.) Interpret the ending of Book IV in Gulliver’s Travels. How are we to understand Gulliver’s very strange behavior. In Book IV, Lemuel Gulliver’s fourth and final journey places him in the land of the Houyhnhnm, a civilization of intellectual, sensible horses, and senseless, inferior, and indecent humans. As Swift does throughout the novel, he ties his satire closely with Gulliver’s perceptions of the different world around him in his last adventure; these chapters do not change the method of Swift’s satire....   [tags: essays papers]

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Civilize The Wilderness

- Civilize the Wilderness Wilderness, why civilize it. This is an interesting question, and one that is hard to answer. Why not just leave the wilderness alone, and let it grow and decide it's own beginnings and ends. Does civilizing the wilderness make it better or worse. In what ways is it better or worse if we leave it alone or it we civilize it. These are all excellent questions and are all worthwhile to think about. Western culture has tried to civilize the wilderness for quite sometime now, but is it really something we should be doing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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the Discourse on Colonialism by Cesaire

- In the Discourse on Colonialism, Cesaire illustrates a compelling relationship between colonized states and the proletariat class. He conveys that the proletariat socio-economic class allows for the possible unification of society against the powers of colonialism. Interestingly, the comparison reflects as these elements extend from constructed illusions to unequivocal creeds. By isolating and juxtaposing the two groups, Cesaire is able to elaborate on how he believes that race and class unite to dominate 'inferior subjects' in nations throughout the globe....   [tags: colonized states, proletariat class]

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One Hundred Years Of Solitude

- One of the stated aims of Márquez, as he said it, was to “tell a story just like my grandmother would have done it';. With the result in hand the conclusion must be that he has done it quite well. Márquez has managed to capture the vivid language of story telling as well as having the story moving both " forward and sideways". Togheter with the extensive use of magic realism and the life of mankind portrayed in the village I´m quite sure that it will take me many years before I even start forgetting the book....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The White Man's Burden by Rudyard Kipling

- Imperialism widely occurred all through history as the conquest of weaker cultures by cultures that were more technologically advanced or had more power. Imperialism was basically the formation of a mighty empire. It’s the creation of unequal cultural, economic, and territorial relationships, based on domination and subordination, usually between states and often in the form of an empire. Occurring when one country over powers aggressive or passively over another country. During the late 1800’s and into the 1900’s this was immortalized in a poplar concept, “The White Man’s Burden” by the British poet Rudyard Kipling who in 1899 urged America to “take up the white man’s burden” and colonize t...   [tags: imperialism through history ]

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Free Brave New World Essays: Huxley and Shakespeare

- Huxley and Shakespeare "Do they read Shakespeare?" asked the Savage as they walked, on their way to the Bio-chemical Laboratories, past the School Library. "Certainly not," said the Head Mistress, blushing. In Aldous Huxley's “Brave New World", allusions to William Shakespeare and his works emphasize the contrast between the ""Brave New World"" and the world in Shakespeare's time and even the current time period. Enhancing the work's meaning, the allusions and character's reactions to the allusions reveal the positive and negative aspects of our society today....   [tags: Brave New World]

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Wild Thinking in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Works of literature that attract people usually contain some wild thinking. Henry David Thoreau, in his essay “Walking,” makes this assessment of literature: “In literature it is only the wild that attracts us. Dullness is but another name for tameness. It is the uncivilized free and wild thinking in Hamlet and The Iliad, in all scriptures and mythologies, not learned in schools, that delights us.” In the play “Macbeth,” Shakespeare uses “uncivilized free and wild thinking” in order to make the storyline interesting and entertaining....   [tags: Free Macbeth Essays]

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The Chrysalids

- The Chrysalids A society is an organized group of individuals. In the novel, The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham the Sealand society and Waknuk society are both similar and different in the way they live. The Sealand and Waknuk societies are both egocentric and ignorant, but the Sealand society accepts changes, where the Waknuk society does not accept change and would rather stay the same. Both the Sealand and Waknuk societies experience egocentricism. The Sealand society believes that Waknuk and other societies are uncivilized....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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HuckleBerry Finn Character List

- HuckleBerry Finn Character List He is the protagonist and narrator of the novel. Huck is a thirteen-year-old boy. Huck is dirty and frequently homeless. He was constantly forced to survive on his own wits. But Huck is thoughtful, “street smart” rather than “book smart”. In fact he was uneducated. He was always an outcast, he was willing to come to his own conclusions about important stuff, even if the conclusions frequently contradicted society's norms. Huck was easily influenced by others, particularly by his friend Tom....   [tags: essays papers]

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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

- In Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, he openly goes against the colonizer’s idea of the African native. Within the Nigerian culture, which Igbo tribes would fall under, there are four different aspects of culture; the aspects are: material, institutional, philosophical, and creative (Chinyere Ohiri 49-50). In this story, the colonizer commonly goes against the philosophical aspect of the Nigerian culture. With this essay, the philosophical aspect of culture will be defined; the way that the colonizer goes against the ideas of the Igbos; and finally how Achebe shows that he goes against the ways of the colonizers....   [tags: historical and social analysis]

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Cultural Study Theory

- Cultural Studies Theory Cultural criticism is a literary theory, which focuses not only on the historical origin of a piece of literature, but on its obvious social, political, and economic influences as well (Meyer 2034). When the culture or context is studied, the motives or tensions, which drive characters’ behaviors, may be accounted for and studied (Crawford). Cultural critics use strategies such as deconstructionism, gender studies, new historicism, and psychology to analyze and evaluate pieces of work (Meyer 2128)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Visual Codes and Conventions in the Painting: George Robinson Welcomes Natives to Wybalenna

- Visual texts can be seen to be an attempt by their creators to represent particular ideologies to their viewers. It is the viewer's attitudes and values however, that determine the contemporary meaning of the image. The painting George Robinson welcomes Natives to Wybalenna, is a Colonial document portraying the Christianizing of indigenous people on Flinders Island. Visual codes and conventions employed in the image, such as positioning and framing depict the entwined values of white, patriarchal and Christian ideologies of the 19th Century....   [tags: Art Christian Religion]

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Native American vs. European Way of Life

- Native Americans and European Compare/Contrast Essay Europeans lived a much more modern way of life than the primitive lifestyle of Native Americans. Europeans referred to themselves as “civilized” and regarded Native Americans as “savage,” “heathen,” or “barbarian.” Their interaction provoked by multiple differences led to misunderstanding and sometimes conflict. These two cultures, having been isolated from one another, exhibited an extensive variation in their ideals. Europeans and Native Americans maintained contradictory social, economic, and spiritual practices....   [tags: Culture Society]

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Colonialism and Imperialism - European Invasion Depicted in Heart of Darkness

- The European Invasion in Heart of Darkness     The viewpoint of the European invasion of Africa, as seen through the eyes of Marlow in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, takes a dramatic turn. At first, Marlow sees through the European viewpoint, where the invasion is a heroic attempt to tame a mysterious culture, while reaping the rewards of the ivory trade. The descriptions of the natives are inhuman, monstrous and fearful. The shift in perception occurs as Marlow begins to see through the eyes of the natives....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Limited Restraint in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

- ... Days without food can darken the gentlest of minds, but somehow the cannibals restrain themselves from going mad. Joseph Conrad tries to show the reader how the cannibals have practiced restraint and it helps them survive. Any European faced with starvation would lose restraint and go mad. Marlow notices the restraint of the cannibals, “And these chaps, too, had no earthly reason for any kind of scruple. Restraint. I would just as soon have expected restraint from a hyena prowling amongst the copses of the battlefield” (38)....   [tags: chaos, control, loss, learn]

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Were Mongolians Uncivilized and Barbaric?

- Despite the fact that Mongolians were prejudiced against other cultures, they were, in fact, not barbaric but rather civilized because of their gender equality of people and how advanced their cities were. In The Book of Ser Marco Polo, Polo tells us how beautiful and well protected the city was like. For instance, the text explains how the city was protected by two great powerful walls surrounding the entire city. Only well advanced and civilized people can do such a thing such as creating an enormous wall....   [tags: The Book of Ser Marco Polo]

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Egypt

- Egypt The majority of people have various ways of viewing cultures. Because of close-mindedness and lack of cultural education, people have a difficult time interacting with different societies. I feel that people shouldn't stereotype because this might lead to misjudgment. For example, I have personally experienced this type of stereotyping of my Egyptian culture. Although people view Egypt as a plain desert with camel riders, my experience from living there shows Egypt to be a developing civilized country with a great history ....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Equal But Different

- For centuries blacks have suffered discrimination from the white society. They were thought to be uncivilized because of their dark skin color. Today, discrimination against skin color no longer exists legally in the United States. Public schools and workplaces are mixed with a variety colors and races from different countries. Though, it may seem that skin color doesn’t matter in society, the majority of society only make close friends or marry someone from their own race. Most of these feelings towards another of a different skin color are deeply rooted in our minds from previous generations....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Henry Fleming In Red Badge Of Courage

- Henry Fleming in Red Badge of Courage The Civil War forced many young boys out of childhood and into adulthood. Most of these young boys were not prepared for war, and Henry Fleming was one of these boys. Henry Fleming's life in New York was routine. He had his normal share of friends and lived on a farm. When Henry got up in the mornings, he always knew exactly what the day had in store for him. This simple and boring life drove Henry to enlist. Henry wanted some excitement and to be seen by everyone as a hero....   [tags: Red Badge Of Courage]

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Light and Dark Imagery in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Light and Dark Imagery in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness            Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is a novel about a man named Marlow and his journey into the depths of the African Congo. Marlow is in search of a man named Kurtz, an ivory trader. Though Marlow?s physical journey seems rather simple, it takes him further into his own heart and soul than into the Congo. The setting, symbols and characters each contain light and dark images, these images shape the central theme of the novel....   [tags: Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad]

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All Quiet on the Western Front Essays: The Loud Message

- All Quiet on the Western Front: The Quiet Novel that Screamed a Message In Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front", the main character Paul Baumer who is 18 years old, is sent to the front to fight for his homeland, Germany. He and his friends go through a spectrum of typical war expiriences: the deaht of a comrad, the terror of shelling, the abuse by their officers, etc. Remarque as well as Paul hates everything about the war: its meaninglessness, the lives of young people that it destroys or the innocent people that it kills....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- Man dreams of living the life of the elite social class and of the power and admiration inherent within. F. Scott Fitzgerald comes to terms with this American dream in The Great Gatsby, a novel about social life in the 1920’s. The social hierarchy of the times plays a very important role in this novel. Here Fitzgerald illustrates three specific social classes: old money, new money, and lower class, with old money and new money taking center stage. Gatsby himself personifies new money; he made himself into a rich man through shady dealings....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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Freedom in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

- ... Huck shows how he feels free and uncivilized when he states, "Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft" (128). In these statements from Huck, the representation of freedom for him is the escape from the home and civilized life. As an adventurous little boy, the widow’s house just serves as a jail to Huck's way of life. Huck's goals are to get away from that restricted life and lead an existence of an unrestricted life....   [tags: slavery, uncivilized, world, happiness]

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Sappho And St. Teresa De Avila

- Day by day women are faced with obstacles simply because of gender. In the plays we have read women are faced with obstacles but overcome them. Women in the past were expected to be submissive and not object to the men’s decisions. The world today has changed its face. No longer are women quiet. Sappho and her work is a good example in our readings to represent today’s day and time. Her poems seem contemporary, very modern. The Descent of Inanna ,on the other hand, is a prime example of works we’ve read that represent the past much more....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Most Dangerous Game: A Literary Classic

- For a story to be accepted as a classic it must meet certain requirements. For one, it has to “withstand the test of time.” “The Most Dangerous Game,” was original published in 1924 and it is still commonly read today for entertainment and educational purposes. A classic also must have a certain “universal appeal,” meaning it touches upon some of our most basic emotional responses. In “The Most Dangerous Game,” it integrates themes that are easily understood by all types of readers, themes of competition, fear, and moral values....   [tags: Research Paper]

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Free College Essays - The Evil of Mankind portrayed in Melville’s Moby Dick

-             Melville’s primary focus in his classic novel Moby Dick is the evil of mankind, a point of focus consistent with his anti-Transcendental philosophical alignment.  In Moby Dick, Melville illistrates man’s feelings of evil toward fellow man and nature through his thoroughly developed plot and character.  Melville also illistrated this in the components of the thematic layer which, underlies almost every character’s personal motives.             Analysis of Melville’s own motives helps to clarify the author’s reasoning behind each of the examples of man’s evil in his novel.  In order to fully understand his anti-Transcendental belief, it is necessary to first comprehend the origin...   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]

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Connecting The Tempest, Of Cannibals, Eating Gifted Children, and Modest Proposal

- Connection Between The Tempest, Of Cannibals, Eating Gifted Children, and Modest Proposal There are several, in-depth connections presented in The Tempest by William Shakespeare, "Of Cannibals" by Michel de Montaigne, "How to Raise Your I.Q. by Eating Gifted Children" by Lewis Frumkes, and "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift. While all these stories feature civilization and the uncivilized coming into contact with one another, perhaps for the first time, they also feature a deeper connection....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Reality and A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

- Reality and A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Literally, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” is a story about a Colombian family visited by a mysterious man with wings. The townspeople pay to visit this man who is encaged in a chicken coop. Once the townsfolk loose interest, the chicken coop collapses and the man flies away. A closer reading of the text reveals underlying themes. The supernatural being is a representation of the unknown. He stands out from the rest of civilization. Society likes to think of itself as being open-minded....   [tags: Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Essays]

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Civilization in Brave New World

- Civilization in Brave New World        The dictionary defines civilized as "advanced in social customs, art, and science".  The keyword here is social customs.  A persons idea of what is civilized is relative to his culture.  Through out the history of man, one can see many changes in customs, and customs is what defines our idea of what is civilized.  The word civilized is one of the most relative concepts.        Time and distance are what have shaped our customs for thousands of years.  If we look back throughout history we can see many customs that may seem odd, or even barbaric, to us but were everyday events to these ancient people.  For example, the Aztec conducted sacrific...   [tags: Brave New World]

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Holiday by Margaret Atwood

- Holiday by Margaret Atwood 'Holiday' by Margaret Atwood has a simple and familiar subject but the real meaning behind the simple story is hard hitting and in many ways it is a warning. She talks of a holiday and story shows how she is at a barbeque with her family in the countryside. However she interweaves a bleak image of our future within this straightforward story. It starts of with Atwood describing her daughter eating sausages. She uses the words 'barbarism' and creates an image of ' burst meat dripping down her chin' these words create a very primitive and uncivilized image....   [tags: Papers]

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lord of the flies

- Lord of the Flies My character in Lord of the Flies is Ralph. The theme of Lord of the Flies is how human beings’ natural defects are the cause of society’s problems. No matter how good the laws or governments are at controlling people’s savageness, the inherent evil in people will cause chaos. Ralph tries to resists the urge to become a savage through out the book. Almost all of the other boys become hunters and forget what is important. In the beginning, all of the boys come to the assemblies and decide that Ralph should be the chief....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Kongo and the Pygmy Tribes in the Modern Day Zaire

- The Kongo and the Pygmy Tribes in the Modern Day Zaire The study of tribes in the Congo is a very confusing matter. Linguistic, regional and political divisions are all very prevalent characteristics of these people. Two tribes who speak the same unique language may be separated by thousands of miles. The three major linguistic groups are the Bantu, Central Sudanic, and Ubangian with Bantu being the most prevalent. 2000 to 3000 years ago large numbers of Bantu speaking people slowly but steadily began to migrate from modern day Sudan to the Congo basin, or modern day Zaire (www.nbufront.org)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Are Characters from The Most Dangerous Game Civilized?

- What does ‘civilized’ mean. What qualities would a civilized person possess. If you were to ask a group of people what they believed civilized meant, you would get varying opinions. There is debate as to whether or not the two main characters from “The Most Dangerous Game” are civilized or not. General Zaroff and Sanger Rainsford both have civilized and uncivilized qualities. I’m going to present the reasoning behind my choices. When General Zaroff is first introduced in the story, it appears that he is a civilized person....   [tags: hunt, murder, immoral]

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Shakespeare's Definition of Dissimilarity

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Ishmael

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Racism in Joseph Conrad’s The Heart of Darkness

- Racism in Joseph Conrad’s Literary Work In the article "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness," Chinua Achebe criticizes Joseph Conrad for his racist stereotypes towards the people of Africa. He claims that Conrad broadcasted the "dominant image of Africa in the Western imagination" rather than portraying the continent in its true form (Achebe 13). Africans were portrayed in Conrad's novel as inhuman savages with no language other than sound and with no "other occupations besides merging into the evil forest or materializing out of it simply to plague Marlow" (Achebe 7)....   [tags: stereotypes, savages, dehumanizing]

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Where Are They Now: Manifest Destiny and the American Dream

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Jane Campion's The Piano - A Metaphor for European Domination

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- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:  Racism        The twentieth century has come to an amazing finale.  Racism, ethnic prejudice and hate are on the decline.  Perhaps some of these changes can be attributed to the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in which Mark Twain addresses the issues of racism and slavery. He writes in a humorous, almost childish way, yet the themes are clear and poignant.  Twain utilizes Huck Finn and Jim as the ideal characters because they are the ones at the end of the novel who realize slavery is wrong.  Mark Twain establishes the ideals by portraying them through the protagonists, Huck and Jim and criticizes the failure to live up to them by portraying th...   [tags: Adventures Huckleberry Huck Finn Essays]

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Light and Dark in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Freedom

- Huckleberry Finn – Freedom In the novel The Adventures Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, a theme of freedom is portrayed. Freedom takes on a different perspective for each character in the novel. In Jim, the runaway slave, and Huck's, the mischievous boy, journey, they obtain freedom. Jim's hunt for freedom is an escape from the clutches of slavery, while Huck's is a flight from the civilized world. Their hunting for freedom is for one reason, for their happiness. This is shown throughout the novel in Jim's desire of escaping slavery and Huck's wish for being uncivilized....   [tags: Adventures Huckleberry Huck Finn Essays]

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The Reason I Took This Class

- ... It even goes to the extent that some basic words like imagine are banned from our books because it sounds too much like the word magic which is something Christians do not advocate (The Betrayal of History). Growing up I was taught that Native Americans were primitive, uncivilized, and barbaric. The picture I always imagined in my head was a bunch of Natives living in tribes worshipping nature while barely clothed. Mainly, this was due to the Disney film Pocahontas. In all actuality, colonists were the uncivilized savages claiming another races home as their land just because they saw it....   [tags: United States]

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Brave New World: Imperfect Science

- The world was in utter shambles when Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World. It was the middle of the depression, unemployment was high and the stock market low. It was the age of sterilizing the mentally ill, and the age of mass manufacturing by machines. Scientific progress was on the rise, and Henry Ford was considered a savior. Huxley's imaginary world of scientific perfection was far from perfect. The texture of his imaginary world is nearer to nightmare that to heaven on earth (Watts 72). In creating the prophecy, New World State, scientific evolution, in trying to create a superior society, is only as perfect as its' creator....   [tags: American Literature]

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Social Construction of Race and How It Affects Society

- Humans define race by how they conceive and categorize different social realities. Thus, race is often referred to as a social construct. The differences in skin color and facial characteristics have led most of society to classify humans into groups instead of individuals. These constructs affect us all, and they often result in situations where majority racial groups cause undue suffering to those that are part of the minority. The understanding of race as a social construct is best illustrated by the examination of racial issues within our own culture, specifically those that have plagued the history of the United States....   [tags: Perspective, US History]

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Human Nature in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now

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- Misanthropy, or hatred of humankind, is one of the strongest feelings that people can have. In his novel Gulliver’s Travels, the author Jonathan Swift explores what causes this emotion. Likewise, Hal Hartley attempts to explain the roots of hatred through his film No Such Thing. Through their works, both men claim that it is not a universal emotion, but rather it is felt only by more evolved creatures. Hatred is a product of knowledge and the sense of superiority it creates in those who posses it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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Symbols and Symbolism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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Analysis Of The Story ' Blue Winds Dancing '

- ... Although he doesn’t want to be “inferior” he is tired of pretending to be part of the civilized culture that makes him feel captive and unhappy. The narrator makes a drastic decision. In a desperate attempt to discover his true identity, the narrator decides to go back to Wisconsin. He was finally breaking free from captivity. The narrator was filling excitement and joy on his journey back home. He remembers every town and every stop. Additionally, he admires the natural beauty that fills the scenery....   [tags: White people, Race, Want, WANT]

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Darkness, Ambiguity, and Destruction in Joseph Conrad´s Heart of Darkness

- Joseph Conrad’s novel, Heart of Darkness, is told in a narrative frame, which is one of the contributions to the complexity of the novel. Conrad employs an unknown narrator who tells the outside picture and Marlo, who tells the inside picture of the novel. Marlow narrates the darkness of the novel as he ventures of into the Congo River as an employee for “The Company” where he collects ivory and meets Kurtz. Upon Marlo’s adventure Conrad employs an extension of incredibly ambiguous, as well as blatantly obvious symbols....   [tags: Congo, symbols, colonization]

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The Epic Of Gilgamesh Essay

- ... Enkidu is always seen as less civilized than Gilgamesh since he lived in the woods and was more like a wild animal. However, even the wild Enkidu is disgusted at the stories he hears about Gilgamesh and can tell that despite the fact that Enkidu is seen as a wild animal, Gilgamesh is the one who is uncivilized. It’s not till Enkidu dies that Gilgamesh’s “real” uncivility shines through. Later in the book, Gilgamesh shows his real colors and his uncivilized nature by not bathing, shaving, or changing his clothes....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic poetry, Enkidu, Humbaba]

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Iliad: Civilized vs Barbaric

- Deciphering the Iliad There are many controversies involving the Iliad, but the most important is about the characters in the Iliad demonstrating barbaric and civilized behavior. Questions about this and the answers can be found by looking at Hektor, Paris and Achilles. Hektor represents the civilized being, always looking for a peaceful resolution to a problem. Achilles refuses to fight and somewhat resembles Paris, the civilized coward. Paris would stay back and relax while the battle raged outside....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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Analysis of The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende

- ... The practices and beliefs of those who consider themselves civilized are portrayed as inhumane, unreasonable, useless, feeble and backwards. Meanwhile, the “uncivilized” peasants indicate the most judicious, successful actions. The socialist government, which should be most civilized, forms a coup that murders, kidnaps, and torture people on a regular basis. On the contrary, Esteban Trueba, an upperclassman, commits several acts of brutality. He rapes several peasant women and girls, including Pancha, for his own satisfaction....   [tags: body, family, barabrians, classes]

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Dunbar’s Identification with Indians in the Film, Dances with Wolves

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Light and Dark in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Light and Dark in Heart of Darkness     Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a tragic tale of the white man's journey into the African jungle. When we peel away the layers, however, a different journey is revealed - we venture into the soul of man, complete with the darkness of depravity as well as the wonderful. In this essence Conrad uses this theme of light and darkness to contrast the civilized European world with the savage African world in Heart of Darkness. As aforementioned, within Heart of Darkness, Conrad uses light and dark to symbolize good and evil, respectively....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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The Savagery in The Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

- In the book Life of Pi, written by Yann Martel, the idea of the boundaries between savagery and humanity are tossed around quite a bit. In Pi’s life or death situation, the idea of savagery becomes a little obscured by the desperation to survive. There are several acts within the story that people who are not in Pi’s situation would possibly see as being savage. As I read the text, I see most of Pi’s actions as a need to survive. Pi creates the character of Richard Parker, who is portrayed as a Bengal tiger, to justify his incidents of savagery....   [tags: Yann Martel, survival, savage]

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Heart Of Darkness

- It is often said that when considering a work of great literature, the title of such work can be just as important as the context of the story. Authors time and again wait until they have completed the context of their work to give it a title as to make sure this chosen title is the best possible representation of their work. Stated equally as often is that the significance of some of these titles is easy to recognize while in other titles, the significance is only developed gradually. The latter is the case for Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Interpretation Of Cultures By Clifford Geertz

- ... These identifiers can be language, culture, and ideology. People of power within these nations have a certain identity that represents that nation. All aspects of a nation not only represents that nations but also tries to preserve it. Geertz states that, that preservation doesn’t always happen and it doesn’t always happen peacefully especially when there is economic and political gain. He uses Indonesia as an example. Before, Indonesia traditions such as islamic, indic, synaptic etc. co-existed under essentially one nation....   [tags: Anthropology, Sociology, Western culture]

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