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The Ethical Dilemma At Blue Caves Corporation

- The ethical dilemma had been brought to my attention because it had taken place in a privately owned restaurant where I had worked at as an at will employee. The subordinate who had been involved with the manager was a co-worker and close friend of mine named Miranda Weber, who had also been the one to refer me for the job. Miranda referred my name to a manager, Frank Rogers, who at the time was intimately involved with my friend, much to my bewilderment. Prior to my employment at the organization, I was completely unaware of the situation my friend had been in....   [tags: Employment, Management, At-will employment]

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Caves as Symbol of Chaos

- The use of caves in mythology to depict darkness and abandonment has branded it as a symbol of chaos. From this perception other associations are made which connect the cave to prejudices, malevolent spirits, burial sites, sadness, resurrection and intimacy. It is a world to which only few venture, and yet its mysticism has attracted the interest of philosophers, religious figures and thinkers throughout history. These myths are exemplified in Homer’s "Odyssey," where the two worlds of mortals and immortals unite in the eternal cave....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Trip to the Marabar Caves in A Passage to India

- The Trip to the Marabar Caves in A Passage to India The term relationship is defined as a state of connectedness between people and most especially an emotional connection. Within chapters 12-16 it can be identified that there simply is no existence of relationship between Aziz and his guests whilst on the trip to the Marabar Caves. This is shown especially when on of Aziz's servants is preparing the tea and the ungrateful response that response that Mrs Moore makes. This is identified by "A strange place to make tea in"....   [tags: Papers]

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The Important Role of the Marabar Caves in A Passage to India

- The Important Role of the Marabar Caves in A Passage to India       During the fourteen years that followed the publication of Howards End, Edward Morgan Forster underwent a harsh mood change that culminated in the publication of A Passage to India, Forster's bitterest book (Shusterman 159).  Forster was not alone in his transition to a harsher tone in his fiction.  A Passage to India was written in the era that followed the First World War.  George Thomson writes that the novel "may be viewed as a reaction to the disappearance of God in the nineteenth century....  Twentieth century writers have symbolized this world without God as a wasteland" (293).  Post- w...   [tags: Passage to India Essays]

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The Hiking Trail of American Fork Canyon

- ... Iron oxidation is another example of chemical weathering. There are tilted layers of bedrock. This is caused by the moving of tectonic plates, specifically the Pacific and North American plates. Some of the rocks have wavy lines. They were created by water moving slowly over the surface, or physical weathering. There are fossils that can be found in the sedimentary rocks, and the fossils indicate the kinds of life forms that lived in the region many, many years ago. Many of the rocks have different colored layers, which is known as stratigraphy....   [tags: rocks, weathering, caves]

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Analysis Of ' Allegory Of The Cave '

- Long ago, caves were the only shelter available to man. There was no choice but to live in them. They provided warmth and protection. Living in a cave in today’s society would be torturous. Depression plays a role in society today, and people live with it non-stop. Depression is isolating and leaves one in the darkness. Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” helps show how a person is captured by depression, living inside their own mind just like the cave, and how to see the light of escaping depression is like the sun....   [tags: Sun, Light, Caves, Great Depression]

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The Paintings of the Past

- An important communication tool was utilized during the Neolithic time. Cave drawings are essential to archeologists today because it is man’s method to illustrate the story of evolution. The symbols, colors, and locations will catch the eye of many, but the ultimate question still remains. How do the cave and rock drawings connect to the prehistoric times. Why is it important. Where is it located. The importance of Art presents archeologist with a picture into the Past. From Cave and rock art, to the preservation of the paintings, to finally the meaning behind the art, archeologists then can discover how people lived and what it was like back then....   [tags: research paper, neolithic time, caves]

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Caves to Knowledge or Knowledge to Aid

- “Allegory of a Cave” by Plato is and interesting story that is meant to educate the reader. By presenting a fictional story Plato is able to symbolize many aspects of our lives that we do not often think about. This story is symbolic of many important periods in our lives like education, growing up from a child to an adult, and even visiting a foreign country. It is these important events in our lives that Plato wants us to think about and examine so that we better understand how we develop and view the world While reading the story I thought about childhood and how the prisoners in the cave were like infants and small children....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Caves of Steel, by Isaac Asimov

- Everyone is faced with difficult obstacles at some point in his or her life, whether or not they are able to overcome them can define them as a person. Every story has a plot, but a plot is determined by the characters and their actions to events that take place in the story. According to the article “Science Fiction Images of Computers and Robots” written by Patricia S. Warrick, many of the plots in Asimov’s novels depend on “computers and robots [along with] space exploration and development” (54)....   [tags: The Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov]

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My Experience At Mumbai, India

- Traveling is one of the most valuable and enriching experiences in our lives increasing our knowledge, opening our minds, enriching our spirits, extending new moral values; and you can find many destinations in the world that would fulfill your desires. But, if what you are looking for is a unique and memorable experience that will give you the opportunity to learn about another culture through art, cultural events, historical cites, and archeological treasures, a place to visit is certainly Mumbai....   [tags: Mumbai, Maharashtra, Elephanta Caves]

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The Most Magnificent Natural Land Sites Of Africa

- From the diversity of climates to the indigenous tribes, Africa has been home to some of a fascinating landmarks known to man around the world. Of the most magnificent natural land sites in Africa, one may agree that The Sterkfontein Caves is the most fascinating. The Sterkfontein Caves, situated in the Cradle of Humankind, represent one of the world 's richest fossil sites, and discoveries there continue to astound the international scientific community. (Maropeng 2010).Tourist attractions including a Lion and Safari park, underground tours, a historical museum, and various restaurants and shops....   [tags: Human, Africa, Human evolution, Prehistory]

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The Cave of Stone Beauty

- A magnificent array of stone cut sculptures, spectacular detail work and the greatest architectural marvel of its time. Exotic Basalt elephants, dancing dwarves, and superb friezes running parallel to the stone Buddha carved in precision. Depictions of various deities in their abodes and scenes from s India’s epic poetry appear within the stone. Water falls trickle in the spring as ancient river beds fill up and cascade down on top of ancient lava flows. Three religions have made their mark on the basaltic land of the Ellora Caves....   [tags: Stone Cut Sculptures, Architectural Marvel]

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Promoting Successful Hunting and Fertility with Paleolithic Art

- Paleolithic Art Paleolithic Art was primarily used as a part of rituals that were intended to promote successful hunting and fertility. In Europe about 30,000 years ago Paleolithic Art was one of the early Arts. Several of the earliest know arts were cave paintings, rock and engravings and decorative objects (Knopf, 4). Paleolithic Art tells us about the early ways of art and life, it shows the artists artistic abilities when creating pieces of work and showing their artistic abilities. Paleolithic artists understood and practiced perspectival drawing....   [tags: cave paintings, sculptures, rituals]

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Humans and Nature: The Sad Truth about the Relationship between Humans and Earth

- Since the shift into the Holocene era with the rise of sedentism throughout various millenniums across six continents to present day human ingenuity, respect and attention towards the site gradually declined as technologies advanced human capability and chances of survival. Digging deep in time back to the ancestral hunter-gathering tribes of southwestern France in the Caves of Lascaux, where the site was the structure itself, shifting towards the Anasazi of Mesa Verde who created a structure utilizing the site, finally ending with modern day commercial chain buildings stamped onto landscape with neither respect nor consideration of natural landform and the grim outlook for...   [tags: Humans and Nature]

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The Decline Of The Period Of Chinese Buddhism

- × Buddhism was introduced to Han China via the Silk Road around the beginning of the Christian era × Despite the Confucian system and Daoism that existed in China at this time, Buddhism gradually took root as Chinese Buddhists emphasized the similarities between the doctrines × The formative period of Chinese Buddhism occurred in the 4th-6th century × The convergence and naturalisation of Buddhism among all levels of Chinese society can be archaeologically and art historically detected in the appropriation of Buddhist artistic motifs in pre-existing Chinese contexts and religious art × Images of the Buddha first appeared in isolated instances in upper class tombs well before Buddhist cave...   [tags: China, Tang Dynasty, Han Dynasty, Buddhism]

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A Report On The Summer Of My Head Dead Center

- Writing 1 I begin my hike in comfortable clothes, a camelbak, flashlight and my ticket to view the caves. The first thing I see is the large rockslide above the visitor’s center. The rockslide is called talus slop. A talus slope describes a type of rockslide that is a loose debris piles. Talus slopes have mild to moderate rockslides as rocks slide down the pile. I was surprised when one such rock hit my head dead center. Facing the American Fork Canyon in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, USA I see another rockslide/rock chute in which the area of the chute is much tanner than its surroundings due to constant erosion....   [tags: Fault, Structural geology, Breccia, Fault breccia]

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Concealment and Disguises in Homer's Odyssey

- Concealment and Disguises in Homer's Odyssey     Did you know, that although caves, and disguises play a small literal role in The Odyssey, are major symbols, and sometimes even considered archetypes. Sometimes when quickly reading through a book, one does not pick up on the symbolic interpretation of many images created throughout the book. A man named Homer wrote The Odyssey around 800 B.C. The story was a Greek epic poem, illustrating the struggle of Odysseys, the hero, to return home....   [tags: Homer Odyssey disgody]

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The Unwritten History of Cave Paintings

- Religious stories and scientific theories have tried for thousands of years to accurately date the formation of man. However, in the 1860s, a new art was discovered that changed the view of human creation forever. This new insight was cave painting. Cave painting is a form of prehistoric art that dates back hundreds of thousands of years. Analysts are unable to specify the reasoning behind these paintings of objects on cave walls, but many theories have been formulated to surmise the rational behind the art....   [tags: Art History]

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The Battle of Okinawa Analysis

- World War II consisted of many devastating battles in both the European and the Pacific Theater. The Battle of Okinawa was fought in the Pacific theater. In the beginning of the battle there was little opposition from the Japanese soldiers but as the American troops traveled more inland the more resistance they met. Eventually, the 10th Army came against the fierce challenge of the intricate defense lines the Japanese held up. Many caves and pillboxes in the hills created a formidable challenge for American troops....   [tags: japanese, allies, kamikaze attacks, ushijima]

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A Passage to India

- E.M. Forster, born into a middle-class family in London, was a humanist and an English writer famous for his literary works which called attention to the hypocrisy (present in the time in which he lived). In his novel A Passage To India, Forster explores the relationship between and within the Anglo-Indian and Native-Indian communities under British Imperialism and expounds on the sins which its members commit against the humanistic values of sympathy and understanding. Additionally, in A Passage to India Forster reflects the relationship phases which occur between his characters through the use of the three main divisions -- Mosque, Caves, and Temple....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Free Essays - The Second Coming

- The Second Coming The Second Coming reminds me of the Marabar Caves in A Passage to India because of the "disconnectedness" that is portrayed. The poem quickly begins: "Turning and turning in the widening gyre [cycle of history] The falcon cannot hear the falconer'; Here Yeats reminds us all about the cycle of life that is constantly in rebirth. Everything is constantly "turning" in a "widening gyre" and yet the "falcon cannot hear the falconer" Life is connected in the sense that it is constantly in motion, constantly "turning" and yet there exists this strange "disconnectedness" because nature "the falcon" is so far separated from mankind "the falconer" that it can no longer be cal...   [tags: Second Coming]

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The discovery of The Dead Sea Scrolls

- ... The scrolls have parts of biblical books, pseudopigraphical and apocryphal books, and sectarian books. The debate about how the scrolls arrived in the caves still lives on. Two of my sources contradict each other with their opinions on this. (“The scrolls came to the desert through the dramatic destruction of Jerusalem”(p.139)) This theory suggests that the Scrolls were written in Jerusalem and transported out of the city during the attack from Rome under emperor Nero. Josephus tells the story in “Wars of the Jews” (6.5.1): While the holy house was on fire, every thing was plundered that came to hand, and ten thousand of those that were caught were slain; nor was there a commiseration...   [tags: documents, biblical, history]

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Th Battle of Tora Bora

- Introduction The battle I will be discussing is the battle of Tora Bora. The engagement took place in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan from December 12, 2001 to December 17, 2001. The units involved were from the CIA, numerous Special Forces groups, Pakistani soldiers and local anti-Taliban fighters. The mission given to the forces was to kill Osama bin Laden from the caves, leave the body with the Taliban and disrupt the Al Qaeda organization by removing their leader. The intent was to infiltrate the cave system, remove bin Laden and return home....   [tags: planning, deployment, lessons]

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The Study of the Dunbar Cave in Montgomery County, Tennessee

- ... The article define pictographs as images that are drawn in black pigments and the petro glyphs is define as images that are engraved into the limestone of the cave wall. In one of the circle glyphs there were many circles involved and some were more complex than the others. It is believed that circles are one of the most common design elements in prehistoric art in the southeastern US. The authors hypothesized that the charcoal was use to produce the pictographs because all of the pictographs were black....   [tags: pictography, early man]

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My Trip At China, India, Japan, Asia, Africa, And Brazil

- Before I embark on my long awaited world journey; a trip like this will be extraordinarily enlightening and will undoubtedly change the way I view the world. My trip will include a visit to China, India, Japan, Africa and Brazil. Each country is filled with their own unique heritage that fills the towns and cities with a distinct cultural atmosphere. My world excursion will capture the different values of each culture through the specific sites that I visit, and will explore the historical highlights of the countries....   [tags: Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan, Agra, Mumtaz Mahal]

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Briefing Paper based on Vaks et. at.

- The past climatic history of Siberia has been explored through dating of speleothem samples from caves (Vaks et al., 2013). Speleothems are cave carbonates such as stalactites and stalagmites (see fig.1), which form when calcium carbonate is deposited into a solid from a solution, a process called ‘precipitation’ (Bradley, 2015). Cave conditions are unlikely to be affected by daily or seasonal variances in temperatures therefore through studying speleothems, the climate conditions throughout the past can be inferred and this paper seeks to put forward several predictions for the future....   [tags: climate, speleothems, permafrost, carbon release]

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Film Review: Letters from Iwo Jima

- It would be near insanity to say Letters from Iwo Jima constitutes an everyday war movie. Clint Eastwood not only created a film that sympathizes with the Japanese, but also acknowledges the fact that both the Japanese and Americans were wrong. The Japanese assumed Americans were cowardly fools and the Americans had been taught the Japanese were mindless imperial machines. These stereotypes are quickly cast aside as viewers of this movie acquaint themselves with Saigo and his friends. However, although this movie effectively accomplishes its goals, it still contains many inaccuracies....   [tags: Film Review]

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National Geographic: Mysteries Underground

- National Geographic: Mysteries Underground The video I reviewed was a National Geographic film called Mysteries Underground. This video was about extraordinary sites there are to see in underground caves. You traveled along with cave explorers and got to see all the beautiful untouched natural formations such as gypsum chandeliers, gnarled calcite columns, and jewel-like lakes. It showed and talked about all the careful proceders the cave explorers go through. It also talked about how the formations were made over such a long time....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ten Dream Destination Vacations

- If you are tired of the cliché beach vacation or feeling lackluster about camping out in the woods, these unusual places around the world will inspire you to look at your upcoming vacation time with a whole new set of eyes. More people are turning away from lazy days spent on white sand in favor of more active and adventurous vacations; whether it be in their own backyard or jaunting off on the other side of the globe. 10. Leshan Giant Buddha Found in Sichuan, China, it is one of the largest depictions of Buddha in the world standing over 233 feet tall....   [tags: adventure, wonders, excursions]

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The Impact of Tourism on the Natural Limestone Environment of Cheddar

- The Impact of Tourism on the Natural Limestone Environment of Cheddar The aim of this piece of coursework is to investigate the impact of tourism, and a Park and Ride scheme, on the natural limestone environment of Cheddar. Cheddar is just forty-five minutes away to the south east of St Gregory's Catholic Comprehensive School. The A18 is the road that we first took to get to Cheddar and then we took the B3135 to get into the gorge, as you can see on the map on page . We visited Cheddar to collect primary data and to investigate the type of limestone and its features....   [tags: Papers]

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A Passage To India

- A Passage to India A Passage to India entails various social criticisms and political matters that are among the human race. The setting of the story takes place in India where the British have colonized the city of Chandrapore. The British had no respect for the native culture and race that inhabit this region even thought they were the original inhabitants. Miss Quested and Mrs. Moore begin their passage to India in order to attend the marriage of Miss Quested. Miss Quested plans on being united in marriage with Mrs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A passage to india

- E.M. Forster's A Passage to India concerns the relations between the English and the native population of India during the colonial period in which Britain ruled India. The novel takes place primarily in Chandrapore, a city along the Ganges River notable only for the nearby Marabar caves. The main character of the novel is Dr. Aziz, a Moslem doctor in Chandrapore and widower. After he is summoned to the Civil Surgeon's home only to be promptly ignored, Aziz visits a local Islamic temple where he meets Mrs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Historical Jesus

- The Historical Jesus Birth of Jesus Jesus was born in Bethlehem as told in the Gospel references Matthew 1:18-25; Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 2:1-20. This is also backed up through historical evidence in terms of the Star of David and the Three Wise Men. According to Dr Mark Goodacre, on April 17th 6B.C, the planet Jupitor was inside the Ares constellation. This is scientific belief that a very prominent person will be born- the sign of a great king. Scientific charts also show that the moon was also within Ares at this time and caused Jupiter to appear as a morning star....   [tags: Christianity]

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Vida Oculta Exoplanet

- Exoplanet: The newest exoplanet discovered is named Vida Oculta; spanish for hidden life. Smaller Earth sized planet located in the Gertrude Galaxy. It is a terrestrial planet that has the qualities to sustain life. Similar to Mars before the water evaporated. It is smaller than Earth but still in the habitable zone. About half of it is covered in ocean very similar to Earth’s oceans. In the oceans there are hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor. When there isn’t ocean it is mostly rocky and mountainous....   [tags: Spanish Hidden Life, Smaller Earth, Discovery]

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Human Activity : The Circulatory Flow Cycle Of Water Through Land, Oceans, And Atmosphere

- As deadly as water can be at times, it is also essential for life on this planet we call home. There is a fixed amount of it on earth – none can be added, just as none can be lost. It doesn’t always seem this way when it is not where is once was, making it inaccessible, or when it is now where it was not before, making it inconvenient. Much like rocks, water ends up in different places, at different times, taking on different forms. For water, the forms it can take on are liquid, solid, or gas, and they can determine at which point in the hydrologic cycle is in action....   [tags: Water, Hydrology, Groundwater, Water cycle]

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The Role of Abuse in British India in Forster's Passage to India

- In a Passage to India the author, E. M Forster sends the message of India’s mistreatment and misrepresentation by Britain. Throughout the novel, the reader is able to observe how British and Indian characters are treated differently. The author demonstrates the British perspective of Indians being the ignorant characters in the novel, whose company leads to troubles. Another aspect of the British perspective is that Indians are being treated as inferiors to the British in their own country, because if it were not for the British, the social and political order in India will descend into chaos....   [tags: Critical Analysis]

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Examples Of Ochre, Slabs, Engraved With Patterns Carved Into The Surface

- examples of ochre, slabs, engraved with patterns carved into the surface.” See K. Kris Hirst “Sibudu cave” archaeology.about.com/od/shthroughsiterms/qt/sibudu_cave.htm. The earliest known use of ochre is nearly 300,000 years old, in the site of GnJh-03 in the Kapthurin Formation of East Africa, and at Twin Rivers in Zambia. Often associated with religious ceremonies, ochre is was and still is, a popular pigment choice for artists. In Europe, Neanderthals were using red ocher as paint 250,000 years ago – at least....   [tags: Cave painting, Ochre, Cave, Cave of Altamira]

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Mayan Culture : Mayan Art, Architecture, And Astronomical Systems

- Among the original cultures of the New World, the Mayan culture is known for its art, architecture, and astronomical systems. Mayan art reflects their lifestyle and their culture. They painted and carved their art on things such as paper, plaster, wood, obsidian, bone, shells, jade, stone, and clay. “Painted cups and vases depict scenes of court life, and clay figurines portray members of the retinue that attended the king” (http://www.authenticmaya.com/maya_art.htm). Mayan people painted murals on buildings and in caves....   [tags: Maya civilization, Maya peoples, Chichen Itza]

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The Dead Sea Scrolls: An Enlightening Archaeological Discovery

- In early 1947, a Bedouin shepherd boy went searching for a stray goat that had wandered away onto the cliffs along the coast of the Dead Sea. While looking for it, he discovered a cave containing pottery jars filled with manuscripts that would come to be known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. The study of these scrolls has advanced human understanding on the authenticity of the Old Testament, the development of historical Hebrew texts, the culture of the Jewish community where Christianity was born and Rabbinic Judaism was developed, and the connections that can now be made between Judaism and Christianity....   [tags: Religion]

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Great Individuals: Akbar the Great vs. Louis XIV

- ... First, the lives and reigns of both Akbar and Louis XIV were influenced by multiple factors that served as “caves/chains”, including religion and the conditions under which the two rulers came into power. Not only was Akbar raised an orthodox Muslim, but Muslims also dominated Mughal Indian government at the time when he was born and became emperor. Likewise, Louis XIV was born into the Catholic faith. Furthermore, both leaders inherited their positions from their fathers at a young age with unstable conditions in certain aspects of their empires....   [tags: empire, muslim, india]

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“Kubla Khan:” A Description of Earthly Paradise

- “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is said to be “one of the best remembered works of the Romantic period,” (Gray) and though this poem may seem speak deeply about the world, its conception was fairly simple: Coleridge had been reading a book about Kubla Khan in Xanadu (by a man named Samuel Purchas) before falling into a deep sleep induced by an opium mixture to which he had long since had an addiction. When he awoke from this drug induced stupor, he had apparently 200 to 300 lines of poetry in his head, but after writing the first three stanzas, was interrupted (and thus, we observe a shift in the poem at that point) by “a person from Porlock” (Brett 46-8) and could only remembe...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Ancient Maya Religious Practices and Beliefs

- Almost every aspect of Maya life was centered on religion. These ancient Mesoamerican peoples worshipped many gods and goddesses; this was part of their daily lives, despite class differences in their sophisticated society. Religion served as a basis for the government and social life. Priests and shamans played an important role in their government, conducted religious ceremonies, and made sacrifices to the gods. The Maya believed in the supernatural, and used this belief to explain life and their universe....   [tags: Religion]

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A Passage to India by Forster

- Today, for the most part, women are seen as equal to men. Women are given the same opportunities as men and an equal chance at getting a job as men. In today’s society, women do not just have one role and that role and that being to have kids, but they can pursue any career they wish. However, it was not always this way. According to feminist theorists, western civilizations were patriarchal which means that the society is dominated by males. The society is set up so that the male is above the female in all cultural aspects including family, religion, politics, economics, art, and the social and legal realms....   [tags: Gender Roles, Equality, Novel Analysis]

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The Mayan Culture : Chichen Itza

- Chichen Itza Introduction Chichen Itza is a large pre-columbian city that was built by the people of the Mayan Culture, located about 75 miles from Merida. The Mayan culture is known for its art, architecture, and astronomical systems. Their economy was based on agriculture, craft production, and trade. The Mayans had a ruling class and a complex political structure. The political system didn’t fully develop until the Classic Era. This system had a four-tiered political hierarchy, starting with the kings and his major cities....   [tags: Maya civilization, Maya peoples, Chichen Itza]

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My Observations On The School Yard

- On Sunday September 20th The class of Geog 2020 went on a field trip to observe bio-physical features of the Ottawa area. Our first stop was to Erskine Johnson Elementary School in Kanata where there is a large visible outcrop of precambrian rock in the school yard. Our next stop was to The March Highlands Conservation Forest, a forested area that features beaver ponds and sand stone beddings. Next we moved on to the Crozier pit, a mining sight near Renfrew that features a large precambrian marble outcrop and deep pit with visible sediment layers on a the outside ridge....   [tags: Sedimentary rock, Metamorphic rock, Limestone]

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"A Passage to India" by E. M. Forster is Not a Political Novel

- Yes, I agree with EM Forster that A Passage to India is not a political novel. Instead, it explores the vastness of infinity and seems (at first) to portray nothing. In those two words alone, `infinity', and `nothing', is the allusion of wondering, and wandering spirits. The title, A Passage to India, evokes a sense of journey and destination. When we string these two ideas together the novel begins to reveal itself as a garland worn in humble tribute to India. With this garland around his neck, Forster also pays homage to the Shri Krishna consciuousness as expressed through the Hindu religion....   [tags: World Literature]

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Analysis of A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

- Analysis of A Passage to India by Forster Forster's novel A Passage to India portrays a colonial India under British rule, before its liberation. For convenience's sake, Western civilization has created an Other as counterpart to itself, and a set of characteristics to go with it. An "us versus them" attitude is exemplified in Forster's representation of The Other. Separation of the British and the Indian exists along cultural lines, specifically religious/spiritual differences. Savage or ungodly cultures were to be assimilated into or at the least governed by Christians, and converted....   [tags: passage india forster essays papers]

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Animal Influences in Paleolithic, Egyptian and Greek Art

- Animal Influences in Paleolithic, Egyptian and Greek Art There are numerous ways in which animals have resonated within the human mind. Throughout history there have been representations ranging from the realistic, to myths, legends, symbols, and even horrific murderous beasts; at the same time providing fascinating perspectives of our own humanity. Various forms of art have conveyed ideas and concepts of animal’s intelligence, as well as behavior, from generation to generation. Animal art is used as a tool to make the connection between different cultures at different time periods and it relates historical and symbolic meanings....   [tags: Art History]

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Cultural Misunderstanding in A Passage to India

- Cultural Misunderstanding in A Passage to India One of the major themes of E. M. Forster's novel A Passage to India is cultural misunderstanding. Differing cultural ideas and expectations regarding hospitality, social proprieties, and the role of religion in daily life are responsible for misunderstandings between the English and the Muslim Indians, the English and the Hindu Indians, and between the Muslims and Hindus. Aziz tells Fielding at the end of the novel, "It is useless discussing Hindus with me....   [tags: Passage to India Essays]

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Valley Region of the Appalachian Mountains

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Masculinity: Achieved Through Dangerous Situations

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- Based on experimental evidence from the Astyanax mexicanus investigation, it can be argued that eye regeneration in the dark cave environment is due to adaptive evolution. Experiments that have been carried out on Astyanax cavefish do not seem to favor the neutral mutation theory. The results from these experiments have shown that several eye genes are pleiotropic and regulatory since they have many functions in development in addition to their eye forming roles. This means that the genes do not experience the neutral decay process....   [tags: experimental evidence, Astyanax mexicanus ]

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Characters Symbolizing Light and Darkness

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The Testament Of The Bible

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The On The Entertainment Field

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Minor Characters which Shift the Plot of Odyssey by Homer

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The Dangers of Blindly Following in Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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How Artists Act as Gentrifiers

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North and Central Florida Springs

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A Clash of Cultures in A Passage To India

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The Silk Road

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The Diverse Landscapes of Life

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Apple Picking

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Ancient Hieroglyphics: The Decipherment, Dissemination, and Development Relating to Todays Modern English Language

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Gender Bias in the 1920’s as Portrayed in "A Passage to India"

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Dissociative Identity Disorder From The Movie ' Lord Of The Rings '

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