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All Quiet on the western front

- All Quiet on the Western Front is narrated by Paul Baumer. He is a young man of nineteen who fights in the German army on the French front in World War I. Unlike most during that time period, Paul and several of his friends and classmates from school joined the army voluntarily. They joined after listening to nationalistic speeches told to them by their schoolmaster, Kantorek But after experiencing ten weeks of atrocious basic training at the hands of the small-minded, vindictive Corporal Himmelstoss and the inconceivable cruelty of life on the front lines....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- The introductory paragraph of All Quiet on the Western Front states that the book’s purpose is “neither to be an accusation nor a confession.” Remarque never actually says that the book is not to condemn. In fact, that is exactly what All Quiet is--a condemnation. It is quite true that Remarque never accuses either side or makes any confession, but he does in fact condemn war altogether. In a critical response to All Quiet, Modris Eksteins says that “All Quiet was not a book about the events of the war--it was not a memoir--but an angry postwar statement about the effects of the war on the young generation that lived through it,” (Eksteins 336)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- The story of several schoolmates who symbolize a generation destroyed by the dehumanisation of the First World War, All Quiet on the Western Front tells of the men who died, and the tragically changed lives of those who survived. Remarque follows the story of Paul Bäumer, a young infantryman, from his last days of school to his death three years later. Whereas the journey motif is typically used to portray a positive character development, that of Paul is deliberately the opposite. In what has been dubbed the greatest antiwar novel of all time, Remarque depicts the way in which Paul is snatched away from humanity by the brutality of war....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- The Sorrows of War and the Glorious Lies Is it really worth it. Is the simple order by a superior officer enough for someone to spill the blood of innocent soldiers. In All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a group of soldiers learn the hard way about the realities of war. They encounter trench warfare and hand-to-hand combat and slowly see how horrible the war is. Using the book, the author expresses his hatred towards war and how only evil comes from it. The emotions and actions of the soldiers represent the realities of war where brotherhoods are formed, the public is tricked in seeing war as good, and how deep inside everyone is the same....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Father of Western Philosophy Socrates

- The Father of Western Philosophy: Socrates Since the dawn of man, the invariable love of knowledge has kindled the hearts of humankind. That true passion in the heart for mankind over the flux of time is the study of philosophy. One of the greatest embellishments to philosophy overtime is the lionized Socrates of Athens born in 469B.C. His life exemplifies a true philosopher’s life, and the aspect of wonder that has cloaked mankind since the beginning of time. Therefore, the philosophical significance of Socrates is strenuous to parallel for he: practiced systematic and logical reasoning, lived an undemanding life, and pursued truth and wisdom....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- The novel "All Quiet on the Western Front", Erich Maria Remarque, tells a story of a young German soldier by the name of Paul Baumer, during the First World War. The novel told of the bloody battles, and the struggle for survival. The story begins during the war on the front, the majority of the novel the story is bases here, with exceptions of flashbacks, and the time he was drafted. During the story Paul becomes veteran from the inexperience private he was. Through out the story he made new friends with his fellow soldiers and grew a bond with his high school buddies....   [tags: Erich Maria Remarque]

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All Quiet On The Western Front

- In the book, All Quiet On The Western Front, the character Corporal Himmelstoss is portrayed as a disciplinary, brutal, and sympathetic type of person in the training camps. Although prior to his position as a trainer he was a postman. Corporal Himmelstoss is in charge of No. 9 platoon. His petite size and the sleek moustache is not intimidating at first, until he displays his strict side towards the young soldiers. The brutal strictness of discipline that the corporal is known for changes once he has a taste of the frontlines....   [tags: Book Review Analysis Erich Maria Remarque]

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Two Different Mindsets of Parenting: The Chinese and the Western Approach

- ... These things clearly are not being brought into the Chinese parenting style which will have a negative effect on their kids when grown and have to work in fields that involves in participating in events and with people. Furthermore, the story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan basically speaks about a Chinese mother that makes her daughter do all different types of exercise of studies and instrumental lessons. Her mother’s way of parenting is clearly Chinese parenting style. Nothing was good enough for her; she always wanted better for her daughter....   [tags: memorization vs kinesthetic learning style]

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Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses

- In her essay, “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses,” Chandra Talpade Mohanty explores the simplified construction of the “third-world woman” in hegemonic feminist discourses. In contrast, in her essay “US Third-World Feminism: The Theory and Method of Oppositional Consciousness in the Postmodern World,” Chela Sandoval specifically analyzes “US third-world feminism” and how it is the model for not only oppositional political activity, but also consciousness in the United States and how this has not been recognized by hegemonic “western” feminist discourses ()....   [tags: Gender Issues]

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The Pros of a Western Wedding over a Traditional Shinto Wedding

- ... The name for an arranged marriage is omiai. They still conducted in Japan today, but the percentages of omiai have decreased and marriages for love have started to increase. In the 1930s, over 70 percent of marriages were arranged, but in the modern age less only 10 to 30 percent follows the traditional custom. During those times women did not have a choice to pick their own spouse, it was chosen for them. A reason why a woman would not want to have a Shinto marriage is because they would not be able to have rights....   [tags: love, arranged, style, culture]

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Hitler's banning of All Quiet on the Western Front

- Is it possible that an item as diminutive and seemingly unimportant as a novel could dig deep within one’s soul and create passionate feelings that are in juxtaposition with those described in the novel. Adolf Hitler portrayed this belief when he banned the selling of Erich Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front just prior to WWII. The novel, written by a German soldier during WWI, detailed his account of the war including the horrors of trench warfare, the lack of nutrition, and the other daily struggles he and his fellow soldiers endured....   [tags: Censorship]

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"Hinduism" From a Western Perspective and What it Encompasses

- what extent is ‘Hinduism’ an Orientalist concept. It has been argued in recent academic works such as that by Heinrich von Stietencron that the modern notion of ‘Hinduism’ as a singular, unified ancient world religion is a myth. These academics claim that it is nineteenth-century Western construct by Orientalist scholars inspired by their Judaeo-Christian presuppositions of what a religion ‘should’ be. Yet, this view is rather limited in that it fails to recognise the part played by indigenous Indians in the development of modern ‘Hinduism’....   [tags: Religion, India]

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Plato and Aristotle: Their Contributions to the Development of Western Philosophy

- The philosophies of Plato and Aristotle and their contributions to the development of western philosophy. Plato was a classical Greek philosopher and one of the top 5 contributors to Western philosophy, educator after his mentor, Socrates and teacher of Aristotle. His sophistication as a writer started while under the tutelage of Socrates, continued through his establishing of his own academy, (The Academy of Athens which has been labeled as the first institution of higher learning in the Western World) and throughout his many years as an open minded author....   [tags: Plato and Aristotle Essays]

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The Rise of the West: Western Europe's Gain of Power

- The rise of the West refers to a period of time when Western Europe rose to power due to many environmental, political, and social factors. Many historians attribute the Rise of the West to the time period of 1450 to 1850. This power surge of Western Europe has been attributed to the global dominance of Western Europe and America in the 21 century. The interesting aspect regarding the Rise of the West is how Western Europe developed so differently from other parts of the world, leading it to be the superpower of the world....   [tags: Global Economy, Social Changes ]

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Life on the Western Front

- Life on the Western Front The Western Front was a system of trenches that ran from the Belgium coast, through Northern France and the German border. There were many different countries that fought on the Western Front but the main three were Britain, France and Germany. The soldiers that fought on the Western Front had to fight from the beginning of the war in 1914 to the end of the war in 1918. At the start of the war the majority of the soldiers were quite excited and cheerful....   [tags: Papers]

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New Age Spirituality in the Context of Western Esotericism

- In researching for this essay, I encountered certain difficulties with the strict nature of classifying New Age spirituality and Western esotericism. As is the case with so many things in life, this issue is more complex than simple black and white comparisons. While the main purpose of this paper is to argue in favour of the ways in which these two systems are connected, I will be making certain concessions. One of the main problems presented by the study of these systems is how broadly defined they tend to be....   [tags: astrological beliefs, spiritual belief systems]

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Don Haskins and The Texas Western Basketball Team

- Ifill pg.1 Prior to 1966 African Americans were not allowed to play basketball with Caucasians. That all changed when six African American men, led by coach Don Haskins of Texas Western College, played in the March, 1966 NCAA championship and won. I believe that Don Haskins created significant change for African Americans and college basketball. Although Don Haskins brought about change for college basketball, it was not without the historical help of Texas Western College. Texas Western was the first college to integrate its undergraduate classes in 1955....   [tags: Biography]

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Taoism and Western Moral Philosophy

- Taoism presents a moral philosophy that at first seems very different from most western moral philosophies which, though very different, usually understand morality as a set of restraints on behavior or a common set of principles (common virtues). Western moral philosophy, in general, emphasizes constraining behavior that stems from desire. Taosim's emphasis is dealing directly with controlling ones desire by eliminating them. Taoism and western moral philosophy deal with desire but Taoism deals with it directly and western morality often only tries to stem the effect of desire....   [tags: Kant, Mill, and Lao Tzu]

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Changes in China and Japan as a result of Western Impact

- From the eighteenth century through the early twentieth century, China and Japan had similar views regarding Western penetration, yet both countries responded in different ways. By subverting colonial powers, both countries had to adjust their traditional cultures, economy, and political structures in order keep up with westernization. In the past, China was always hesitant to foreign occupation and wanted to keep them out as much as possible. During the Qing dynasty, trade was greatly discouraged....   [tags: Colonial Powers, Traditional Culture, Economy]

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Turkey: A Nation that Possesses Both Western and Islamic Features

- The nation of Turkey is a paradox in the eyes of many who seek a clean break between the West and its associated values and culture and those of the rest of the world. Often considered an example held to demonstrate that Islam and Western Values are not incompatible, Turkey seems to straddle a fine line between being distinctly westernized while remaining rooted thoroughly in the culture and values of the Middle East. Turkey is one of two nations designated by as electoral democracies in the Middle East by Freedom House, along with Israel, yet the majority of the population is Muslim....   [tags: world history, international relations, middle eas]

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All Quiet On The Western Front - Film Versus Novel

- “All Quiet on the Western Front” is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, published in 1928 about Paul Baumer, a 19 year old student, who is persuaded by his schoolmaster to join the Imperial German Army. He goes to the western front where he and his comrades witnesses the horror and brutality of war through a series of deadly, meaningless battles that left an entire generation traumatized. The book was adapted to a movie in 1930 as well as 1979. Having recently viewed the latter, I would strongly recommend that anyone read the novel rather than watch the 1979 film....   [tags: Erich Maria Remarque, film adaptation]

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A Western Hero in Shane

- A Western Hero in Shane The western genre plays an important part in the mythologising of American history. The way the western genre and particularly the western hero are put across in such films as Shane, are most likely not how real life in the 1880s was. In Shane the hero arrived on horseback, he was confident, handsome and managed to charm the female character, Marion, almost immediately. Typically, throughout the film the mysterious gunslinger was wearing a cowboy hat and a holster around his waist....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Three Non-Western Cultures on Diversity Leadership

- INTRODUCTION Globalization, and the need for an improved economic integration, has led to increased cultural diversity of organisations’ fundamental values and also among individual employees of an organization. Globalization can be defined as a process by which national and regional economies, cultures and societies become integrated through a world network of trade, communications, transportation and immigration (Beck, 2000). For organisations to succeed in the increasingly competitive global stage there must be diversity leadership; a change is necessary from the traditional leadership values and norms....   [tags: Globalization, Management Styles]

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Western Culture Media: Hazardous to the Health of Females

- I believe that as long as Western Culture promotes thinness as “pinnacles of beauty” (McClelland, p. 394), beauty advertising will continue to be damaging to women (Orbach, p. 386) leaving them desiring to be accepted, to be beautiful and to feel good about themselves (Orbach, p.387). Magazines, television, movies, and the Internet portray women who are successful in love, career, finances to be slim (McClelland, p.393). The influence of Western Culture was clearly demonstrated when just “three years After the introduction of TV into Fiji in 1995, 11.9% of adolescent girls were puking into the toilet bowl trying to change their Fujian build into one that resembled the Western images they wer...   [tags: Beauty ]

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Persepolis: Changing Western Perceptions of Muslim Women

- Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, Persepolis, makes important strides toward altering how Western audiences perceive Iranian women. Satrapi endeavors to display the intersection of the lives of some Westerners with her life as an Iranian, who spent some time in the West. Satrapi, dissatisfied with representations she saw of Iranian women in France, decided to challenge them. In her words, “From the time I came to France in 1994, I was always telling stories about life in Iran to my friends. We’d see pieces about Iran on television, but they didn’t represent my experience at all....   [tags: Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis]

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Honor in Defeat: Japanese vs. Western Perceptions

- Normally a defeat would produce shame but there are some ways in which defeat can be converted into an honorable end that redefines a personal failure into an overcoming of the circumstances, usually through honorable death. Defining what constitutes shame is a difficult task, primarily due to the fact that different countries have different ideas about what constitutes shame and how to face it. For most societies the basic definition of shame can be broken down into categories, for example: shame could be the loss of face, meaning somebody causes another person to feel embarrassment or to have their reputation tarnished in some way....   [tags: suicide, seppuku]

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Bound Feet and Western Dress by Pang-Mei Chang

- Strength in Numbers A need for both socialization and a sense of identity forge tight community bonds that many maintain throughout their life. Their life may center on religion, race, or even the socioeconomic class to which they belong. Communities reflect these aspects by grouping together individuals in similar situations and beliefs. Pang-Mei Natasha Chang’s Bound Feet & Western Dress expresses the importance of tradition and culture in community identification by detailing the life of the conventional Chang Yu-i and her relationship with a westernized Hsü Chih-mo....   [tags: community identification, mentally ill]

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Native Americans and Their Intrinsic Relationship with Western Films

- Dances With Wolves, directed by Kevin Costner, and The Searchers, directed by John Ford, looks into the fabric of this country's past. The media has created a false image of the relationship between Native Americans and White men to suppress the cruel and unfortunate reality. Both directors wanted to contradict these stereotypes, but due to the time period the films were created, only one film was successful. Unlike The Searchers, Dancing With Wolves presents a truly realistic representation of Native Americans....   [tags: Native Americans ]

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China, the Boxer Rebels and Dissaproval of Western Influence

- By the late 19th century, 60 years had passed from China’s loss in the Opium Wars and the Treaty of Nanking was passed that opened trade with Great Britain. This treaty held economic bond but also eventually begot many sociological pressures from the strong, Christian nation that did not go unseen by Chinese who were keen to resist any change from their already advanced culture. Under a weak-governing body, an insurrectionists best method of retaliation against the influence of a strong foreign power was cohesive guerilla warfare....   [tags: Christianity, Westeners, Battle]

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Western Society's Skepticism of Reincarnation

- Western Society's Skepticism of Reincarnation "As men think so they are, both here and hereafter, thoughts being things, the parent of all actions, good and bad alike, and as the sowing has been, so will the harvest be." It had finally come down to the last of the 500 pieces for the picturesque puzzle. What A major feat for grandma and me. We had worked on it for days straight and kept it hidden under the table cloth on top of the dining room table. Grandma came over and gave me a big hug and kiss....   [tags: Religion]

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Software Patents in Western Europe

- Software Patents in Western Europe Introduction The world is becoming smaller and smaller. It’s a catch-line cliché anyone who is familiar with the internet has heard a thousand times. Email provides nearly instant communication across the globe, massive files containing every imaginable piece of information are transmitted in the blink of an eye, and the World Wide Web makes it all accessible to the common individual with moderate computer skills. There is no denying it, just like the IBM slogan, the internet has changed the way the world does business....   [tags: Software Technology Patent Paperes]

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Africa's Influence on Western Art

- Africa's Influence on Western Art During the mid 19th century up until the Great War of 1914, European countries began to heavily colonize and come into contact with African nations. This was called "new imperialism". During this contact, European culture was influenced by Africa. The influence of the African people can be seen in the European society of the time. In the 19th and 20th centuries, modern artists embraced African art for its lack of pretension or formal qualities. In the latter part of the 19th century, the "scramble for Africa," consolidated at the Berlin Conference, divided the terrain of the African continent among the numerous European contenders....   [tags: Papers]

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Bound Feet And Western Dress

- Traditions in Chinese culture are long-rooted and are taken very seriously from generation to generation. However, there must always be room for modern change in order for society to grow and strive across the globe. In Bound Feet and Western Dress the conflict between Chinese traditions and modern change arises. With this conflict it is important to discuss the different meanings of liberation for men and women and they way in which Chang Yu-I was able to obtain liberation throughout her life. Liberation in China means two different things for a man and a woman because of the gender differences that are prevalent....   [tags: China Traditions Modernization]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

- Through the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, novelist Erich Maria Remarque provides a commentary on the dehumanizing tendencies of warfare. Remarque continuously references the soldiers at war losing all sense of humanity. The soldiers enter the war levelheaded, but upon reaching the front, their mentality changes drastically: “[they] march up, moody or good tempered soldiers – [they] reach the zone where the front begins and become on the instant human animals” (Remarque 56). This animal instinct is essential to their survival....   [tags: warefare, soldiers, humanity]

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Changes to the School Lunches at South Western High School

- A student is sitting in class waiting for the glorious moment: the time when the lunch bell sounds. The students stomach growls and groans as it waits in agony. The young man rushes to the cafeteria to enjoy a delicious meal. He would find himself disappointed in the food and other factors that add up to be our lunchtime experience. Our school needs to create a more enjoyable lunch period for the students. To improve the students of South Western Senior High School’s lunchtime, our school should improve quality of food, gain new payment ideas and pick up new procedures of lunch....   [tags: food, quality, payment, procedures]

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Muslim Technology on the Iberian Peninsula and Western Europe

- The Moorish presence on the Iberian Peninsula lasted from 711 C.E. until 1492 C.E. While the rest of Europe wallowed in the Dark Ages, in Islamic Spain the flame of knowledge was kept burning by the Muslim invaders. While they possessed a vast body of knowledge in their own right; furthermore, they also posses writing from Greek philosophers as well as the library at Alexandria. Christians, Muslims, and Jews thrived under Muslim rule, exchanging ideas and knowledge that would be passed on to the rest of Europe during and after the Reconquista....   [tags: Military Technology ]

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All Quiet on the Western Front: Youth at War

- All Quiet on the Western Front: The Youth at War Lost: unable to find one’s way; gone, no longer in existence; confused; destroyed; lacking morals, or spiritual hope; forlorn.(Encarta Dictionary) The word lost takes on a whole new, three-dimensional meaning when used to describe a generation of young soldiers in Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front. This fictional account of the First World War traces its effects on the protagonist, Paul Baumer, and his German comrades....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Erich Maria Remarque]

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Mao & Gandhi: Western Thought in an Eastern World

- For thousands of years, Asia led the world in technology and thought. Millions throughout those years followed the teachings of the Vedic religion, Buddhist thought, or Confucian philosophy. These societies solidified their power in the early centuries of anno domini and even boasted of self sufficient power as late as the fifteenth century. To the West however, grew nations with a different heritage of thought that soon infiltrated the Eastern world. Though their influence seemed minor in such a developed world, by the twentieth century political relations and western philosophy became a part of Asia’s reality....   [tags: technology, asia, qing china]

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Biomedicine: Scientific Medicine Prominent in Western Societies

- Health, how it is defined and how it is maintained, is a reflection of the dominant ideology in a certain society. The medical system of Western countries, including Australia, is based on the biomedical model of health or biomedicine. According to Lord Nigel Crisp, who is a global health reform advocate, former Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) in United Kingdom (UK) and previous Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health, Western scientific medicine and the health systems based on them have exhibited spectacular success in improving health over the last century and it has come to dominate medical thinking, habits and institutions globally....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Diversity in Western vs Eastern Transformational Leadership

- B.M. Bass developed a study in 1985 on leadership in the western world which focused on western leaders and how they influenced their subordinates. What he found was that leaders across organizations shared similar attributes. He referred to this style as “transformational leadership”. Through this style, leaders “inspire followers to transcend self-interest for the good of the organization and can have an extraordinary effect on their followers” (Robbins & Judges, 2012:188). Bass discovered that cultures that used this leadership style placed importance on the development of individual’s work performance within organizations....   [tags: Confucian Ideology, Motivational Skills]

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Gloalization and Its Effect on Non- Western Cultures

- What is globalization and what affect does this have on Non-Western cultures. Merrim-Websters dictionary defines globalization as, “the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets”. When identifying the pieces of globalization, outsourcing may be the first thing that comes to mind. However, globalization and modernization are larger than outsourcing alone. In this paper we will look at two separate examples of native non-western cultures that have been impacted by globalization and further analyze one of these two examples....   [tags: outsourcing, trade, economy, mcdonalds]

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Conditions on the Western Front

- Conditions on the Western Front Ever since the end of the First World War ended it has been common knowledge that life in the trenches was, perhaps, the nearest a person could get to a living hell. Though many facts about the reality of the trenches were shrouded by propaganda and letter censorship at the time. When the trenches were first dug the weather was warm and the earth was dry and easy to work with and no one could imagine what they were about to turn into in the coming years....   [tags: Papers]

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Western Europe after Discovering the New World

- During 1492-1750, the Atlantic world endured social and economic transformations due to new contacts among Western Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Some social changes that occurred among the Americas and Africans were the transformation of the Indies and the Africans to the bottom of the social structure and the creation of new classes, like the mulatto class, all because of Spanish dominance. The economic transformations that occurred were the creations of sugar plantations and gold mines, creating brutal labor for African slaves and American Indians....   [tags: colonization of Africa, trade with the Far East]

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The Powerful Conclusion of "All Quiet on the Western Front"

- The ending to Erich Maria Remarque’s book, All Quiet on the Western Front is a very convincing and logical ending that connects every end together and ties together with the main themes of the book: the horrors of war, the fragility of human life, and the effect of war on the soldier.. It also ties together the events of the book, and presents us with a brilliant ending that is convincing and believable in light of what we have already seen illustrated. The ending to All Quiet on the Western Front manages to tie in and include elements from at least three major themes in the book, that is, the horrors of war, the fragility of human life, and the effect of war on the soldier.....   [tags: Erich Maria Remarque, English Literature]

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Positive Effects of Alternative Medicine on a Conventional Western Society

- Positive Effects of Alternative Medicine on a Conventional Western Society The importance of the origin of medical procedures differs in value from one person to the next; the so-called “loonies” or “freaks” may however have the right view on the fundamentals of medicine. Alternative medicine has been best described as any one of a number of practices, techniques and systems that may challenge the commonly assumed viewpoints or bureaucratic priorities of our dominant professionalized system of healthcare (Cook, Allan R)....   [tags: medical procedures, healthcare alternatives]

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Influenza on the Western Front

- Influenza on the Western Front NEW YORK--Reports have come in from London that the grippe has now closed his claws upon German troops. Although influenza has spread onto our side, leading doctors believe that the disease will not be so prevalent because the disease spreads [most readily in unhealthy conditions.] With the ever increasing proportion of German troops being reported to hospitals for influenza, the Kaiser is finding it difficult for them to mount a proper offensive against our hearty men....   [tags: Journalism Media Studies Health Essays]

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AllQuiet on the Western Front

- All Quiet On The Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, takes place in France during World War I. Paul Baumer, the narrator, was a young man who was fighting for his country, Germany. Paul was only 18 years old when the book first begins. Remarque starts the story with Paul and all of the soldiers in his company just finished with heavy front line fighting against the English and the French. He goes on in the story to explain the life of a soldier in World War I. Sometimes it was scary, funny, sad, boring, dirty, upsetting, life-threatening, but throughout ones company there was a special togetherness between the men in that company....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Great Issues in Western Civilization

- Great Issues in Western Civilization A great issue can be defined in many ways; one way is how it effects people and how many people it effects. Of course it is based on the fact that it is great; and it wouldn’t be great unless people were affected by it. Then the question is what is an issue, and what makes an issue. First of all, every issue has to have more then one side, and each side has their own point of view. This point of view is usually very ethnocentric as well. Secondly, every point of view is seen with a different perspective, which no one else can see....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Colonization of Western Canada

- By the mid 19th century, Canada was taking its first steps as a new colony in the British Empire. The Canadian government was faced with several challenges at the time, John A. MacDonald, the Prime Minister, had a plan to ensure that the Dominion of Canada's first century was a successful one. A major component of this plan was the establishment of a stable population in the West who worked the lands to create a strong agricultural economy. This agenda was not without its obstacles and conflict, but eventually, by the 1900's, the goal was essentially achieved....   [tags: World History]

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The Bible and Western Culture

- The Bible and Western Culture 1. The Bible as Political/Philosophical Statement The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood The dystopia depicted in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is a patriarchal society that prides itself in the protection of women. The marked hierarchy of power and status revealed here cannot be denied and the society’s attitude towards women is as anti-feminist as many could ever imagine. The society in which those without power are not only weak but ignorant is reminiscent of the early Middle Ages when only the highly educated and powerful were able to read, and even fewer were able to read the Bible....   [tags: Papers]

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Experiences of War: All Quiet on the Western Front

- Experiences of War World War I was a time of despair, rivalry, and hatred between a number of countries due to not one, but many reasons. The experiences people had during World War I were gruesome and not something they would ever want to happen again. Unfortunately the event of a Second World War broke out after the first one ended. Every soldier’s nightmare was to fight this battle for a second time. There were many underlying causes to the war and upon hearing and realizing how bad of a time it was through what people went through, it was a horrific time for everyone who experienced it including Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire, Britian, France, Russia, Italy, and Japan....   [tags: Eric Maria Remarche novel analysis]

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Religious Conflict in 20th Century Non-western Literature

- Religious Conflict in 20th Century Non-western Literature Religion is essential to every human being. Not only does it serve as a foundation for one to form his/her own set of values and integrity, but it also acts as a source of conflict for many people. Internal religious conflict can be seen in the form of one’s personal struggle with his/her belief. However, personal struggles are mostly influenced by external factors, which cause disturbances to one’s faith and loyalty to their beliefs. On the other hand, external conflict is the concept of which chaos and upheavals occur in society from clash of beliefs....   [tags: Religion]

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Characteristics of Western Europe During Medieval Times

- During medieval times Western Europe was a very intriguing place, filled with governments like the Franks, religions like Catholicism, and many many wars. There were six main characteristics of Western Europe during the medieval times, and they were war, pestilence, religion, social injustice, and bad law systems. War was one of the things that caused great advancements in math, architecture, and weapons. The advances in math were caused by their need to better calculate things, for example firing a catapult, and they were needed because people needed to build better castles and math was needed to know how big and sturdy you could make the walls without it falling....   [tags: religion, war, injustice, systems, pestilence]

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Contemporary Western Critique in Third World Cinema

- This essay will look at three films by three different directors, all of whom are Third‐World born, European‐ (higher) educated, and whose films have all investigated the legacies and effects of postcolonialism as it relates to those having acted both colonizers and colonized. The films are made up of two documentaries, I’m British but... by Gurinder Chadha and Lumumba: Death of a Prophet by Raoul Peck, as well as the semi‐fictional Pièces d' Identités by Mweze Ngangura. Even though the latter of these directors have directed documentaries as well, of which in no doubt touches upon very similar themes as the other ones looked at here, I have chosen Pièces d' Identités deliberately in tha...   [tags: Film Studies, Film Analysis]

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Maori Body in Paul Gauguin´s Western Eves

- Europe’s perception of the Maori body in many ways mirrored earlier models for knowing the body of the Other. Like the African, the South Sea Islander is simultaneously seen as monstrous and idealized. While deemed monstrous due to practices of cannibalism and tattooing, the idea of the noble savage and the vahine suggests an idealized notion of the feminine other. Maori culture as a whole was massively coded as feminine, stressing a sense of gentleness and passivitiy. Furthermore, for Paul Gauguin, Tahiti was easily accessible due to the French status of possession, and its culture easily available due to 100 years of previous representation....   [tags: feminie, gentleness, passivity, sexuality, purist]

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Western Movies Since 1960

- A NOT-SO-ACCURATE prophet once wrote, "As recently as 1972, there were a tremendous number of quality Westerns being made . . . and since there seems to be a ten-year cycle in Western movie making, I'd say we'll see more in about 1982." 1 In 1982 only two Westerns were released, and neither was exactly a major success. Barbarosa, starring Willie Nelson, drew some respectable reviews–and some very damaging ones–but nobody went to see the film. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez appeared first on PBS television, then later went into general release....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Western Influence on Japan

- Western Influence on Japan Japan, as a nation, is a continually changing society. Ever since western nations became involved with Japan, its changes over recent times have increased at a substantial rate. Japan now faces cultural, economical and social differences as a result of the western involvement. The involvement was initiated by the Japanese themselves, beginning during the Meiji Period1 through current times. As time increases, Japan is slowly becoming more 'westernized' because of western involvement....   [tags: Geography]

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Eastern and Western Medicine

- Eastern and Western Medicine The complex structure and foreign nature of Tibetan medicine makes it difficult to relate its practices to Western medicine, making it difficult to determine the clinical efficacy of Eastern medical practice. Several clinical analysis studies have recently been performed in order to determine the efficacy of the “holistic” practices of Eastern cultures. Whether the studies show Eastern or Western practices to be more effective, I believe that the most effective treatment should be a combination of both practices....   [tags: Treatments Practice Medicines Illness Papers]

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Why Western History Matters

- Critical Analysis for “Why Western History Matters” by Donald Kagan “Why Western History Matters” is an essay adapted from a speech Donald Kagan delivered to the National Association of Scholars, and was reprinted in the December 28, 1994, issue of the Wall Street Journal. Throughout Kagan’s essay, he describes the essential need for the college course, Western History. He does so by examining older cultures and explaining why they were quintessential to the past and to our future development as a society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Western Subjectivity Thought

- The Western Subjectivity Thought Since modern times subjectivity thought has been one of the fundamental contents and the significant achievements of western philosophy. It is faced with many difficulties in its development process and has been declared to "have died", but I think that it indeed still has bright prospects of development. 1. Historical Development of Western Subjectivity Thought The word "subject" comes from the Latin word " subjectum ", which means something in front, or something constituting the foundations of other things....   [tags: Philosophy Papers]

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Eastern and Western Religions

- The “Soul” According to Eastern & Western Religions The idea of the soul varies widely in religious tradition. While these variations exist, its basic definition is unvarying. The soul can be described as the ultimate internal principle by which we think, feel, and will, and by which our bodies are animated. The soul is seen as the core principle of life or as the essence of a being 1. Views on the permanence of the soul vary throughout religious tradition as well. While some view it as a mortal entity in flux others believe the soul is an immortal and permanent unit....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Expansion of western europe

- The expansion of Western Europe started with the Iberian phase. Spain and Portugal, the two countries of the Iberian Peninsula, had a short-lived yet important role in European expansion. European expansion then turned to Western Europe. Western Europe consists of the Dutch, French, and British. While Western Europe was exploring new worlds overseas, the Russians were expanding westward across all of Eurasia. Religion played a major role in expansion for both the Portuguese and the Spanish due to their extensive anti-Muslim crusade....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reformation in Western Europe

- Reformation in Western Europe During the Sixteenth century, a widespread Religious reformation took place in Western Europe. It was between the Catholics and the Protestants. A reformation is a 16th century religious movement marked ultimately by rejection or modification of some Roman Catholic doctrine and practice and establishment of the Protestant churches. This particular Reformation separated the Christians of Western Europe into Protestants and Catholics. Some of the major Reformations of the Sixteenth century were the Catholic Reformation, the Genevan Reformation, German Reformation, English Reformation, and the Swiss Reformation, also known as the Zwinglian Reformation....   [tags: Papers]

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Tobacco and Western Culture

- Tobacco and Western Culture The use of tobacco dates back to the 17th century. The primary reason for its beginning was purely economic at first. It later became apparent to researchers over the decades that tobacco was more than just a commodity to be traded for economic gain. It was actually a drug, nicotine, which developed into physical dependency and had adverse side effects as people began to live longer. Further research at the social level, revealed its social impact on the western culture....   [tags: Papers]

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Heroes in Western Film

- Heroes in Western Film In the genre of western films, the hero plays a key role. Humanity portrays civilization overcoming the hostile country (Miller 66). In many films the American civil war is over, and people have turned their attention to more constructive pursuits. Battling nature to progress America's future, rather than each other. In between this wild country, fraught with danger and corruption lies the role of the hero. A hero is an individual with exceptional skills and through his abilities is able to rid a stricken town of the corrupt elements within....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Western Film

- Analysis of Western Film introduction The two films we chose were dances with wolves starring Kevin costner it was made in 1990 and the searchers starring john Wayne it was made in 1950 they both show native Americans been represented in different ways. The searchers Native Americans are portrayed as being stupid for swapping a woman for a hat with a feather in it. In the movie we see a native American man giving a man a woman and taking a hat with a feather in it. This shows they are stupid and they don’t have any love for anyone....   [tags: Papers]

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DBQ on Western Front

- DBQ: Settlement of the Western Frontier During the years between 1840 and 1890, the land west of the Mississippi River experienced a wild and sporadic growth. The natural environment contributed greatly to this growth spurt and helped shape the development of the trans-Mississippi west. The natural environment dictated and facilitated the development of the west by way of determining who settled where, how the people survived, why people wanted to settle, and whether they were successful or not....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women In Western Society

- WOMEN IN WESTERN SOCIETY Since the beginning of mankind women have been dominated by men. They were to obey and serve man. Their main role in society was to bear children, take care of the household and to be loyal and faithful to their husbands. They were to remain subjects to males. Many viewed women as slaves to man and that should be placed in a household where they belong because women could not perform the tasks of men. During the renaissance family played a crucial role for women. Parents, often to strengthen business and to tighten family bonds arranged many marriages....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Western Nature in Literature

- Western Nature in Literature Nature is a major theme throughout all of the stories we have read so far this semester, weighing in heavily in the subject matter of each novel. Despite this common thread, nature is handled quite differently in each story, with obvious varied effects in the story. Willa Cather uses the nature of the southwest as an overwhelming presence that stuns any who approach it, while John Steinbeck uses nature with his characters as one would use water with a goldfish in his bowl....   [tags: Papers]

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Western Frontier

- The Western Frontier The western frontier is full of many experiences that changed the frontier. Each significant event has an important role on the shaping of society and way it influenced a new nation. Each author brought a new perspective and thought process to the western experience which either contradicted Turner or supported his theories. The frontier ideas that interested me include topics such as trading frontier, farming frontier, nationality and government, and the neglecting of women....   [tags: US History American]

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Western History

- There is no doubt that Napoleon had a major impact on the post French revolution period. First I will describe negative impact he had on France and western Europe then I will discuss the positive impact Napoleon had on France and western Europe. Napoleon became the first consul in 1799 and helped overthrow the government he once helped build. Napoleon set out to secure his position of power by eliminating all of his enemies and weakening all others. He also guaranteed the security of all other property gained in the revolution, this move made royalist very upset because the idea of returning the property to it’s original owners....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Western Civilization

- Western Civilization from 1589 to 1914 had many specific changes that contributed to the structure of the western world before World War I. In the absolutism state sovereignty is embodied in the person of the ruler. Kings were absolute kings and were resposible to no none except god. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries absolute rulers had to respect the fundamental laws of their land. They had to control competing jurisdictions, institutions or groups that were interested in their territory....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Western Humanities

- Western Humanities The Western Humanities covers a broad scope within the world as me know it today. Many of the influences and inspirations that many claim to motivate them to make continuous advancements are from a basis of our past. Whether it is art, literature or social movements we as a civilization must always look at our past as a blueprint. Our history is our blueprint for life. I think the purpose of studying the Western Humanities is to take a look at our past. No matter what race color or religion a majority of our countries’ people are a descendent of the Western world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Western Heritage

- The patterns of living that the world witnesses today are greatly influenced by history. This is because of the fact that history plays an immense role in forming one’s future; the abundant interactions socially, economically, politically, result in repercussions that can hardly be unraveled. However, this does not in anyway mean that one cannot trace today’s state of affairs back to its roots. Tracing today’s occurrences back to their origin is possible due to the fact that the agents’ (nations) origins are known....   [tags: History Nationalism ]

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Western Expansion

- The Westward Expansion Introduction The Westward Expansion has often been regarded as the central theme of American history, down to the end of the19th century and as the main factor in the shaping of American history. As Frederick Jackson Turner says, the greatest force or influence in shaping American democracy and society had been that there was so much free land in America and this profoundly affected American society. Motives After the revolution, the winning of independence opened up the Western country and was hence followed by a steady flow of settlers to the Mississippi valley....   [tags: United States History Historical Essays]

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Western Era

- Western Era The modern era began with the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century and accelerated through the first half of the twentieth century. Although this span of time included many dissenting voices, in general it could be described as an Age of Scientific Reason. The premodern classicists of Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages, of course, developed reason, to dizzying heights. Science had its origins among Bible-believing Christians of the seventeenth century. But the scientific reason of modernism excluded on principle everything that could not be seen, measured, and empirically analyzed....   [tags: Papers]

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Western Imperialism

- Western Imperialism Beginning in 1880, there was a growing desire for European countries to expand and control their rule. The only continent at that time that was left uncontrolled and, in the European's eyes uncivilized, was Africa. This was the start of Western Imperialism. All European countries wanted their piece of Africa and to get it, they would let nothing stand in their way. They would change the entire government, religion, market, and behavior of most of the African nation and affect almost every person living there....   [tags: Papers]

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How has the Western World been a Blessing to the Non-Western World?

- Western world has its History beginning from the time of the Old Roman Empire. They created the basis for the upcoming world, called nowadays Western. The influence that the Roman Empire gave to the Non-Western world was continued to be by the Western world. The immense and productive cultural heritage from the old Romans has been observed and learned by the Non-Western world under Rome's direct influence or by their own will. Prolonging the old traditions the Western world has been always devoting time to teach and help the rest of the world....   [tags: World History]

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Women in Early Westerns

- Westerns connote images of dirt, dust, guns, horses, cowboys and heroes: physically strong, iron-willed, independent, resourceful, quick-witted men. Although the modern Western (the writings of Louise L’Amour, Zane Grey and the numerous films starring John Wayne, Roy Rodgers, Gene Autry) seems to focus on this ideal hero, the genre actually also provides women with strong, self-reliant, active roles. In fact, many texts that precede the typical modern Western had females as the main characters. However, the role of the heroine still differs from that of the hero; the role does not defeminize women but gives them depth as characters....   [tags: Women in Westerns]

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Western Expansionism

- The pressures of white expansionism led the United States Government to find ways to remove the Native Americans from their fertile lands. Spurred by this pressure, and the need to fulfill his campaign promise to open Indian land for settlement, Andrew Jackson pushed through Congress the Removal Act. The Act allowed the government to negotiate treaties with the various Native American tribes, pay them for their lands, relocate them to western lands, and support the tribes for one year after removal....   [tags: Native Americas displaced report]

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