Civilized Society

  • Forgiveness As A Civilized Society

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    Forgiveness As long as civilized societies have existed, hypocrisy and discrimination have been an unassailable piece of each of them. A punishment for an offense has always been determined by the severity of the action, which inherently depends on the culture of the people. However, the presence of some level of judgement of others has remained inevitable. Many would like to ask the question “Why does this feeling of entitlement to pass judgement exist when everything is subjective to each person’s

  • Euthanasia's Place in a Civilized Society

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    Euthanasia's Place in a Civilized Society Euthanasia beyond any doubt does not have a place in our civilised society. It is undoubtedly murder and people who are severely disabled or terminally ill should unquestionably still die naturally. Euthanasia is the act of causing somebody to die gently and without pain. there are two types of euthanasia. One is active euthanasia which involves a lethal injection given to someone who is severely disabled or terminally ill

  • Education Is Essential For A Civilized Society

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    for being humans. Sometimes the burden of school work is such that we start to reassess our priorities “do I really need an education” you ask yourself or maybe there is a shortcut to success. There’s no doubt that education is essential for a civilized society and also a key to personal growth. The question aises, is our education system doing enough or is it in need of a serious revision. Ask any current student or graduate what they remember most from their high school experience, tests, rude teachers

  • The Court as a Framework for Civilized Society in The Tempest

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    The Court as a Framework for Civilized Society in The Tempest       In The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, the court is portrayed not as a place or as a group of people, but as a structure binding society together. Emphasis is placed on the court as structure by the use of the two metaphors of shape, the sphere and the circle, which combine to give the impression of the court not only as a structure with a clearly defined shape, but also as a system of hierarchical control. The first of

  • Capital Punishment has NO Place in Civilized Society

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    Capital Punishment has no Place in Civilized Society   Since our nation's founding, the government -- colonial, federal and state -- has punished murder and, until recent years, rape with the ultimate sanction: death.  More than 13,000 people have been legally executed since colonial times, most of them in the early 20th Century.  By the 1930s, as many as 150 people were executed each year.  However, public outrage and legal challenges caused the practice to wane. 

  • The Roman Empire, a Mix of Civilized Society Savagery

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    Their might of been peace but discrimination and brutal violence still rocked the empire. Rome still was able to spread law, technology and customs throughout Europe. The spread the influence of Christianity which still plays a pivotal role in our society today. Because of Rome’s enormous contributions to they lands they conquered and colonised. Both at land and at sea. They built buildings, waterways, roads and aqueducts. The perspective of an evil empire is usually misleading unless it is experienced

  • Capital Punishment is an Inevitable and Unavoidable Consequence of Every Civilized Society

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    Capital Punishment is an Inevitable and Unavoidable Consequence of Every Civilized Society Putting to death people who have been judge to have committed certain extremely heinous crimes is a practice of ancient standing. But in the United States, in the latter half of the twentieth century, it has become a very controversial issue. Changing views on this difficult issue led the Supreme Court to abolish capital punishment in 1972 but later turned to uphold it again in 1977, with certain

  • Ibo People

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    * The Ibo people have a civilized community because they have an organized structure to their society with rules and laws. A society that employs morals, ethics, and accountability for peoples’ actions cannot be considered savage. The Ibo are highly religious; the base of most of their daily life revolves around religion, whether it is how they raise their families or how they grow crops, such as yams. * In a savage setting, the parents would usually not bother to educate their children or abandon

  • The Significance of John in Brave New World

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    In Brave New World, there are three societies: the civilized society of Bernard and Mustapha Mond, the savage society of John and Linda, and the old society, which is not explicitly in the book but is described by the characters. These societies are vastly different. The old society is 20th century Western society; the civilized society creates people and conditions them for happiness and stability; and the savage society is very far behind the civilized society technologically, and is very religious

  • The Function of Symbolism in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

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    rest of society. Consequently, the angel draws attention to civilized society's reaction, ergo the community's reaction within the story when it confronts him. Using the angel as a symbol, Marquez shows how ignorance reveals the vulnerability of human nature often leading to uncivilized behaviour. At the very outset, civilized society is shown to be unenlightened and uncharitable towards the unfamiliar. Instead of offering a helping hand, Pelayo, a representative of the civilized society, runs

  • Civilization and Savagery: A Response to Critical Reading Journal Question #2

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    What makes one culture “civilized” and another “savage?” Is there a standard for a culture to be truly civilized? Marlow once said, “In some inland post feel the savagery, the utter savagery, had closed round him--all that mysterious life of the wilderness that stirs in the forest, in the jungles, in the hearts of wild men.” There are many cultures and between those cultures there are certain distinctions that make them “civilized” or “savage.” It’s is only according to one’s perspective that one

  • Important Components Of A Society

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    of how life, society, and order had been structured to allow for these former civilizations to thrive during their times. These various pieces of documentations of civilizations that now cease to exist have also provided somewhat of a blueprint of both the success and the mistakes that these civilizations made in maintaining functioning societies. One of the most important components of a society’s functionality is, of course, that of becoming organized in such a way that the society can be considered

  • A Brave New World: Religion and its Society

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    Society in all cultures share a common trait: Religion. Studying religion in any society reveals many of their traits and explains the actions of the individual. For example, Jewish people live their lives according to what was written in the Talmud and the Torah. They respect the Sabbath and also eat Kosher meat. Even when looking at Huxley's A Brave New World, analyzing religion still helps us understand the actions of the societies and characters within the book. When analyzing religion in

  • The Second Coming By William Butler Yeats

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    African society by the Western Civilization. He and the Europeans renders the African society as a uncivilized, warlike, society comprised of barbaric and savage human beings. However, many people disagree with this, such as the author Chinua Achebe. His goal is to educate and inform the readers that the Africans are not primitive and savage but rather civilized. Achebe demonstrates his views in his book, Things Fall Apart, which shows the Igbo, an African civilization, being a civilized group

  • The Civilization Of Civility

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    ancient Rome, it was considered civilized to put lions and Christians in a ring and have them fight to the death. Now, it has morphed into an idea about having an infrastructure, and set laws that are not always followed. The study of Lord of the Flies, Frankenstein, and My Last Duchess prove this to be false. In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, a group of British boys are involved in a plane crash and end up stranded on an island and must establish a form of society in hope of being rescued. In

  • The Epic, The Odyssey By Homer

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    The Odyssey describes the differences between a civilized and uncivilized country. The many islands Odysseus travels to, demonstrates the differences between “civilized” and “savages” countries. Throughout The Odyssey, there appears to be distinct differences between the lifestyles of those who classify themselves as “civilize” and “savages.” The conditions of each lifestyle can best be understood when compared to each other. By comparing a “civilized” land to a land that “savages” inhabit, expresses

  • Three African Novels About Personal African Experiences of the Authors

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    Africa has always been identified as the Dark Continent; but is it the native culture’s responsibility or is the stereotype caused by the influences of “civilized” society? CIvilized society lives in the “flicker” (Conrad) whereas the Africans live in the heart and soul of Nature allowing her to grow in and through them. Conrad, Achebe, and Kingsolver all view the natives in an overall positive light amid undertones of reverence and sympathy. Each author has a unique tone toward the natives

  • The Epic Of Gilgamesh Essay

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    Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh should be extremely civilized. After all, Gilgamesh is not just royalty but a king, and as a king he would have the reputation of being the epitome of civilized in this modern society. However, on the spectrum of civilization, despite being the protagonist and a king, Gilgamesh is considered extremely savage and uncivilized in the beginning of the story. He doesn’t eat raw food or walk around naked and dirty like what modern society sees as uncivilized. Rather than outwardly

  • Essay On Igbo Society

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    roads to trying to become a more modern, civilized society. It covers the Igbo tribes’ resistance to change and their subsequent downfall. Despite the fact that it was harsh at times, was the Igbo society functional? Did it really need to change because the white man did not approve with how they governed their society. Let us take a look at how the book reveals these things to us. It is not easy to determine if the Igbo already had a functional and civilized government in place before the coming of

  • Analysis of Voltaire´s Candide

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    at life more closely and consider the realities behind the extravagance of the court of Versailles. On the surface of society, reason was seen as the driving force of the civilized world, education was becoming more and more important, the arts and sciences were encouraged, and the values of the Classical Period were at the forefront. However, under the surface of this civilized socity, the old traditions of the church, greed and power of the nobles, and the wretchedness of the poor were still present

  • Use of Light and Darkness in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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    Use of Light and Darkness in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness     Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness contrasts light and darkness, to represent the civilized and uncivilized sides of the world. Conrad uses light to represent the civilized side of humanity while contrasting the dark with the uncivilized and savage. Throughout the thematic stages of the novel, that is the Thames river London, the company's office in Belgium, the journey to the "heart of darkness" and the conclusion, light and

  • An Outpost of Progress, by Joseph Conrad

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    Joseph Conrad’s short narrative “An Outpost of Progress” follows the lives of two civilized men, Kayerts and Carlier, stationed at a trading post in Africa. Between the departure and return of the Company steamer, Kayerts and Carlier are free from civilization’s rules, morals, and beliefs that facilitate a chain of command, trade, and comfortable living. When they are forced to live without society, the men slowly descend into madness. I will argue that “An Outpost of Progress” illustrates humanities

  • Lord Of The Flies

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    savage and civilized arises. Turning savage, evil, and barbarous is effortless because of influences, which makes the social construction ruthless. As savagery within the character increase, the civilized society decreases, especially among the littluns, Roger, and Jack, because of the influences of natural human instincts, the environment, and poor leadership decisions and actions among a group of people. Firstly, a person’s natural human instincts can turn themselves from a civilized citizen, to

  • Lord of the Flies - Savagery

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    Lord of the Flies - Savagery “There are too many people, and too few human beings.” (Robert Zend) Even though there are many people on this planet, there are very few civilized people. Most of them are naturally savaged. In the book, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, boys are stranded on an island far away, with no connections to the adult world. These children, having no rules, or civilization, have their true nature exposed. Not surprisingly, these children’s nature happens to be savagery

  • Lord Of The Flies - Setting

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    characters are: The isolation from a civilized world, the mysteries of an unfamiliar place, and different social types being forced to live with one another. How these examples are to be proven will be developed in the following paragraphs. Being on an island in the middle of the ocean, cut off the life line, of a highly civilized society, that took hundreds of years to develop. Due to the age and experience of the boys, such ideals of what it takes to be civilized are not developed to that of an adult’s

  • sathf Satire of The Grangerfords and Pap

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    Satire of The Grangerfords and Pap In Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Grangerfords and Pap are two of the characters who are used by Twain to condemn civilized society. Twain employs satire to express his belief that “civilized” society is neither moral, ethical, nor civilized.  Exaggeration, stereotyping, and irony are used throughout the story to satirize and to expose the Grangerfords as the typical southern aristocrats and pap as the typical drunken “white trash

  • Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn

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    seeing the faults of the civilized world that Twain so critically satires. This element of the novel plays the perfect backdrop to the thing Twain uses to compare civilization with: The ideal way of living. Every time the main characters Huck and Jim are away from the influences of the civilized world, Twain’s vision of the ideal way of living reveals itself to the reader. By observing the things that occur when Huck and Jim are in the influences of the civilized world and when they are not

  • Social and Evolutionary Psychology

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    Social and Evolutionary Psychology In an attempt to define civilized man’s relationship to the jungle and primitive societies, one must first consider the theories of social psychologists who have offered interpretations of modern man’s reactions upon insertion into a primitive setting. The main contrast in human states that arises from this argument is the concept of civilization versus savagery. Much is uncovered about the path man tends to take when confronted with these two options

  • William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

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    Alex Peña Mr. Sieker AP English Literature and Comp 17 December 2014 What it Means to be Civilized: Civilization of Character in The Tempest William Shakespeare’s The Tempest was seen as his last act as a writer in England. Shakespeare released this play in the year 1611, which is also called the Renaissance period. Shakespeare is known for translating history and life experiences into his writing. During the Renaissance period many people were worried about appearance and social standards. During

  • William Golding's The Lord of the Flies

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    island and the boys on the island representing society. It is also an allegory on human society and human nature. It states how innate morality works within and the boys go from living in a society with rules to an uncivilized society. Three boys are different from the others and stay civil while the rest turn into a savage tribe in an uncivilized society. The boys first organize their island society well when they are first stranded. They are civilized like a democracy but then some turn into a dictatorship

  • Huck Finn

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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, to explore and makes fun of many problems facing American society. Huck, the main character, is considered a boy who is under pressure to conform to the aspects of society. Jim, who comes along with Huck, is a runaway slave seeking freedom from the world that has been denied it to him for so long. Throughout the entire novel Twain uses satire to show problems with society. Early in the novel, Huck scampers away with his good friend Tom and his other buddies. The

  • The Pronounced Regression of Today's Society

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    Regression (Bell). In a society that is continuing to regress to the ways of previous historical times, does it make you think that maybe no one is working to keep their mind refreshed and allow our society to grow as opposed to it going backwards? Particular aspects of our society are regressing to ways that can be compared to those of the Paleolithic period, including the way our society's gender roles are portrayed, our ideology and how we treat people, and being civilized. We are reverting to women

  • how civilized were the romans?

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    of the most civilized societies in all of human history. The Romans were considered more advanced than a lot of other countries in their time. The Roman Empire was one of the most civilized society that ever existed in human history. The Romans developed 1. many architectural engineering techniques that are still in use now 2. gave us a lot of knowledge about science and technology 3. And democracy in governance. These facts provide a lot of evidence of one of the most civilized society in all of human

  • Iliad: Civilized vs Barbaric

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    controversies involving the Iliad, but the most important is about the characters in the Iliad demonstrating barbaric and civilized behavior. Questions about this and the answers can be found by looking at Hektor, Paris and Achilles. Hektor represents the civilized being, always looking for a peaceful resolution to a problem. Achilles refuses to fight and somewhat resembles Paris, the civilized coward. Paris would stay back and relax while the battle raged outside. Hektor was always out on the frontlines

  • Huck Finn Civilization Essay

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    Mason Richardson Mrs. Franks English AP III April 1, 2014 The Downfalls of “Civilization” Throughout the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huckleberry Finn challenges the meaning of being civilized by being morally good with only self-guidance and nature to rely on. Mark Twain was born in Florida, Missouri in 1835, and spent most of his young life near the Mississippi River just as Huck did. Twain’s father died when he was 12 and Huck’s father also died when he was young. Twain expressed

  • Civilization in Brave New World

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    Civilization in Brave New World        The dictionary defines civilized as "advanced in social customs, art, and science".  The keyword here is social customs.  A persons idea of what is civilized is relative to his culture.  Through out the history of man, one can see many changes in customs, and customs is what defines our idea of what is civilized.  The word civilized is one of the most relative concepts.        Time and distance are what have shaped our customs for

  • Civilization Versus Savagery in Golding's Lord of the Flies

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    problems of society and the sinful nature of man. Golding uses symbols, characters and objects to represent his main ideas and themes. The conch was used to call meetings but is also symbolic of the government structure and power. One of the main themes in the novel “Civilization vs. Savagery” is fought between two egos, Jack the Id who represents savagery and the desire for power and Ralph the Ego and protagonist, who represents order and leadership. William Golding created a society that was

  • Savage or Civilized: Is There a Difference?

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    had accompanied Odysseus, and this act further adds to his “savageness” in the eyes of the Greeks. However, if he is a savage just because he didn’t follow the rules of Greek society and committed murder than wouldn’t Odysseus be a savage beast for murdering all the suitors and the maids instead of putting them under “civilized” justice, after all his patron goddess is the goddess of justice and wisdom? Wouldn’t his men be considered savages for eating the cattle of the Sun God after being told that

  • Why The Mongols Be Civilized

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    signs of being civilized. To better understand what the Mongols should be classified as, there needs to be a platform on what is barbaric and what is civilized. To be barbaric is to have no sense of mercy and to have a society that is not fully developed. To be civilized, on the other hand, is to be fully developed, unified, and to act in a well-mannered fashion. Taking all of this into account, it can be determined that the Mongols are barbaric. Although the Mongols can seem civilized through the building

  • Heart of Darkness, Apocalypse Now, and Hollow Men

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    democracy there is a straightforward definition; a democracy is a society where the members of that society vote for their political leaders. "Democracy" can also refer to a set of social attitudes that individuals can possess. For instance, a snob possesses attitudes that can be described as "undemocratic" regardless of his or her participation in the political process of his or her own society. The term civilization literally means a society which has reached a high level of organization and development

  • An Analysis Of Homer 's The Odyssey

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    In ancient Greece, one would fall into one of the two major classes: civilized and uncivilized. In order to fall into the class of civilized, one must abide by Ancient Greek expectations and societal norms; disregard of these rules would defines one as uncivilized. One’s class would then decide not only their way of living but also their perspective image and worth. In ancient Greece, civilization was important to the Greeks to prove their nation was gaining power and flourishing. Anyone whom displayed

  • Of Cannibals And The Tempest Analysis

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    state, humans grow to perfection, compared to the state of a civilized man whom is corrupt and alters human nature to an animalistic form. The tempest portrays human beings in a civilized state, whom the characters do inhuman acts for material gain and Micheal de Montaigne’s “ of Cannibals” represent man in a natural state whom when left untouched grows to an paragon society. Yet, which is better? a man in a natural state or a man in a civilized state. Through exploration of new experiences or the gain

  • John Stuart Mill Principle Analysis

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    personal freedom over societal rule would be more beneficial to society as a whole. The harm principal was published in Mill's work of Liberty in 1859, making of the most influential philosophical books of all time. In the harm principal, his main concern had to do with the right to use methods of control on another human being. Mill stated, "the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others, (Mill

  • The Tempest - Barbarism versus Civilization

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    of barbarism versus civilization appears. Shakespeare creates characters that exemplify symbols of nature or nurture. The symbolism of the characters is derived from their actions. These actions show Shakespeare’s view of the uncivilized and the civilized, as well as help the reader develop his own opinion of each side. In this whimsical play, Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, after being supplanted of his dukedom by his brother, arrives on an island. He frees a spirit named Ariel from a spell

  • Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

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    Societies are widely portrayed across literature as groups of people living together in an organized community while sharing a similar culture. However, not all societies have developed properly to be classified as civilized. A civilized society is one that has been brought to a stage of social, cultural, and moral development, causing it to be considered more advanced. In the novel, Things Fall Apart, author Chinua Achebe depicts the Ibo society as civilized through their egwugwu justice system

  • Innate Evil in The Lord of the Flies by WIlliam Golding

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    savagery, for brutality, for lack of empathy, for lack of compassion” (Lennox). William Golding and Annie Lennox’s have the same view of society, innate human evil. In the fictional novel, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, his view on humanity is innate human evil. Golding shows this as the characters Roger and Jack progress in the novel, and when the civilized society breaks. The first time Golding expresses his view on humanity is when Roger is introduced into the book. Roger represents all evil

  • Comparison of Boas to a unilineal evolutionist

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    Sir Edward Burnett Tylor disagreed with the theory that specific groups and societies were examples of cultural degeneration. He proposed the theory of Unilinear Cultural Evolution defined as the idea that culture evolves in a progressive manner. It was thought that most societies pass through the same series of stages, to arrive ultimately at a common end. He believed that all humans were equally capable of developing and progressing through the stages, and how participants of primitive groups or

  • Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

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    Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, the author critiques his society in a way that can be seen throughout events in the book. Aldous specifically analyzes the idea of an individual throughout the book from hypnoaedic lessons, the adventure through the reserves idea of an individual, and mindless happiness to along with the frustrations of John the Savage. To begin with hypnoaedic lessons, young children are taught the values of society while sleeping. One of the main lessons taught throughout the

  • Class room based assesment

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    In this day and age to be a civilized human seems quite simple until you start to really ponder the idea of what really is a civilized human. In my eyes a civilized human is one who follows the spoken and unspoken rules of their society. The spoken rules are much easier to follow, because they are public knowledge such as being kind towards other human beings. The unspoken rules are much harder to follow because you have to be learning them from other peoples experience on the earth. Taking honor

  • lighthod Binary Oppositions in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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    verily accomplished something" (28). The man, though he was the outward representation of the ability to stay civilized, was actually quite inhumane. His work kept him right in the heart of the goings on at the station, and his response to whites and natives alike was the same; he responded to everyone with relative apathy and disregard. His bookwork for the station - his position in society - were more important to him than the suffering of the enslaved natives as well as the dying white man housed