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No “More” Socialism: Debunking Raphael Hythlodaeus’ Argument Against Private Property

- George Orwell, in his famous essay, “Why Socialists Don’t Believe in Fun,” aptly described the problem of any Utopian ideal. “It would seem that human beings are not able to describe, nor perhaps to imagine, happiness except in terms of contrast… Nearly all creators of Utopia have resembled the man who has (a) toothache, and therefore thinks happiness consists in not having a toothache. They wanted to produce a perfect society by an endless continuation of something that had only been valuable because it was temporary” (Orwell)....   [tags: Philosophy]

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How Critical Hermeneutics and Descriptive Sociology Disavow Traditional Humanist Categories

- An examination of Humanist Hermeneutics in Literary Studies- the practice of close reading- but from a distance presents a room for relation between Literary Studies and other disciplines. Such practices lead to possibilities for renewed interdisciplinary exchange. Viewed within the framework of present day social constructionist theory or simply post- theory, the current essay Close but not Deep: Literary Ethics and the Descriptive Turn show how both Critical Hermeneutics and Descriptive Sociology disavow Traditional Humanist categories....   [tags: Humanist Hermeneutics in Literary Studies]

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New Orleans, A Thriving City Sitting On The Gulf Coast

- New Orleans, a flourishing city sitting on the Gulf coast. The city thrived with life. But, on the morning of August 29th,2005 everything changed. Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the gulf coast. It struck with winds up to 140 mph. Although the hurricane created substantial damage, the aftermath had fatal consequences. The levees that were supposed to withhold a Category 3 hurricane in turn failed and about 50 breaches were created. The 50 breaches were the result of failed construction, neglect of upkeep.The City of New Orleans & federal legislation should supply the money for the reconstruction of levees that will withstand a Category 5 hurricane....   [tags: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina]

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Casual Factors And Models Of Interventions Of Students With Ebd

- Casual Factors and Models of Interventions of Students with EBD Danequa Offei Grand Canyon University: SPE 558 January 27, 2016 Introduction Emotional Behavior Disorders (EBD) are experienced by many children and adolescents. Students with EBD often time experience difficulty when being integrated into the academic learning environments and placed into educational settings that offer students more behavior support then general education settings. Disturbing behavior has many contributing factors....   [tags: Behavior, Psychology, Behaviorism, Social relation]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Oroonoko ' By Aphra Behn

- The history of human civilisation is characterised by different stages of human moral and ethical development. In other words, what can be viewed as moral and socially-acceptable in nineteenth century is far from being so nowadays. The issue of slavery and the slave trade is one of the most horrific lessons of history none should ever forget. In order to make sure that contemporary generation understands the horror of the slave trade, it I need to be studied in the diversity of its discourses. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how the novel “Oroonoko” by Aphra Behn creates an accurate picture of the triangular slave trade in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean in the seventeenth century....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, History of slavery]

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The Stage 4 Mathematics Unit Of Work ( Uow )

- The stage 4 mathematics Unit of Work (UoW) “Unit 10 Measurement, Length, Perimeter and Area” implements an array of concepts to aid the students to learn multidimensional mathematics through applying an Aboriginal perspective. These concepts that are outlined are the choice of and conversion between metric units,, utilising pi and solving perimeters of circles and solving problems using perimeter, area and circumference and finally, establishing and using formulae to solve perimeter and areas of squares, rectangles and triangles....   [tags: Mathematics, Problem solving]

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Hip Hop & Rap: A Lifestyle and an Entity

- Somewhere out there, DJ Kool Herc is saying, “I brought up hip-hop.” One of the truest originators of the movement of hip-hop in the 70s, Kool Herc become known as the one who helped hip-hop emerge onto the scene in the Bronx in New York. Coming from Kingston, Jamaica, Herc brought the rhythm and rhyming lyrics from impromptu and applied them over beats. The movement of hip-hop spread throughout the Bronx and thus a new form of music and lifestyle began. You can simply say hip-hop is a form of music, where you have musical artists rap over beats, and rhyming to make a song....   [tags: music]

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“Restoration Women: Reassessment of identity and status through theatre”

- “The dramas laws the dramas patrons give” illustrates the relationship between theatre and the people of the Restoration period (Elwin 5). As theatre of this era sheds light on the newly changing social normal and self-identification the reaction of the audience sheds insight back onto theatre itself. The concept of sex and sexuality is confronted and analyzed as women take the stage for the first time. The rapidly changing constructs of women are illustrated on stage and is widely received by rowdy and enthusiastic audiences....   [tags: Theater ]

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Not Just For Kicks: Expressing Difficult Content Using Comics

- A common description of comic books comes from their appearance in cartoons and comic strips, where a teacher catches a child reading a comic book tucked between the pages of their schoolwork. Prevailing attitudes formed off of this kind of perception render the idea of the comic form as a diversion, lacking serious content, and perhaps immature. However, the comic form uses many techniques to explore subject matter that is difficult to deal with in traditional educational ways. This paper will look to examine how immersion and symbolism within the comic form can be an effective tool to reproduce these otherwise difficult situations, concepts, and ideas by using examples of texts from our cl...   [tags: Communication]

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To what Extent does Globalization Contribute to Sustainable Prosperity?

- Sustainable prosperity is a very controversial topic. There are a lot of differing opinions about what it is or how it affects us. What is sustainable prosperity. Let’s break it down. Prosperity, it is the idea that all humans needs are met, and they are able to follow a life of happiness. Sustainability, means being able to continue something over generation after generation. We live in a globalizing world today, but to what extent does globalization contribute to sustainable prosperity. Globalization promotes sustainable prosperity, but at the same time it is holding it back....   [tags: prosperity, sustainability, globalization]

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The Case Study of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

- b. Theory and methodology The feminist research was applied to redefine the concept of security from two sides, one as a concept of Arab Political Thought, another as the result of Jordanian women understanding of security. The Arab school of thought and the Arab feminist agenda are important resources from the current research, human security being part of both, a declared priority, a policy and a trend. The case study of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an original piece of work, the result of one academic year period as research assistant in the Internship Programme of the Centre for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan, where I have participated in events of the centre and other a...   [tags: feminist security insight]

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Bad Leadership Skills in Black Hearts by Jim Frederick

- ... This made his whole leadership style completely ineffective. I personally understand how much this can influence a soldier especially those who are still trying to figure out their leadership styles. If this is the only leadership style you deal with on a regular bases after a while it will start to become the standard for you. LTC Kunk being the commander of the regiment should be demonstrating better discipline and restraint. Instead this makes him appear to have no self control. He should have been setting the standard in a more positive way on communicating with members of the platoons, and creating a more cohesive environment....   [tags: soldiers, leaders, actions, battle]

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Old Town Albuquerque, New Modern Necessities, Changes, And Additions

- Rehabilitation involves the procedure that makes buildings usable through refurbishment, the addition of modern necessities, changes, and additions without the disturbance of the building’s historical features. When changed the structures are rehabilitated for modern uses, such as commercial. The structures become shops or office buildings that include electricity and plumbing. Tomlan states that Standards for Rehabilitation inspires the addition of new modifications to these buildings as long as it does not interfere with building’s original state....   [tags: Construction, Building, Building code, Real estate]

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The Simpsons, Hyper Irony, And The Meaning Of Life

- Carl Matheson exemplifies how entertainment has shown the ideal two-parent family in the fifties and sixties, and has progressively changed in nontraditional families scenes as time proceeded in his article, “The Simpsons, Hyper-Irony, and the Meaning of Life”. However, whether it be a traditional family or not, family values have continuously held an extremely important role in popular culture in the past and within present. Maasik and Solomon state in their article, “Popular Signs: Or, Everything You Always Knew about American Culture (but Nobody Asked)”, “Such a reading of a cultural text like a sitcom challenges the “preferred reading,” which would simply take the program at face value,...   [tags: Culture, Popular culture, The Simpsons]

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Education Has A Big Effect On Adolescents Of Divorce

- From moving one house to another and organizing papers for school, education has a big effect on adolescents of divorce. Adolescents do poor in academics which can also lead to a high school drop out. Income may also be the issue because of high tuition. Children who attend college struggle getting books, a laptop, a car, and help with tuition. Some children may not attended or completed college and can also depend on welfare because they could be jobless and have a few financial resources. Some adolescents need a push on where they should go because they may choose the parental choices....   [tags: Divorce, Marriage]

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The Life Of A Slave Girl By Harriet Jacobs

- Slavery was a historically significant, yet dehumanizing period the United States encountered; the period conveys a reminder to humanity that individuals are created equal, as stated in our Constitution. One individual holds vivid memories of this dark period, she presents her anecdotes through the perception of a young woman, Linda Brent. The novel, Incidents In the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs, primarily identifies the hardships slavery imposed upon African Americans, specifically Linda, during the period of slavery in the mid 1800’s and express how the fetters of slavery prohibit the main character from obtaining human rights sprouted from freedom....   [tags: Slavery, Abuse, Slavery in the United States]

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Jarhead: An Instrumental Film in American War Culture

- Jarhead follows the journey of Anthony Swofford during his service in Middle East. Throughout his journey, Swofford presents a unique perspective on a variety of issues that indirectly affect American life and the “war” on terrorism. Some of the issues touched on include the mental stability and mentality of American soldiers, the influence of politics in the presentation of war, and the construction of a marine. Through these themes, along with the unique perspectives offered by the characters in the film, the audience is able to gain insight into the corruption and lies that are “war”....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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Lettrism and Situationism: Examining and Comparing Expressionism Movements.

- Art has been always seen as a form to express self emotions and ideas; an artist creates an idea and shapes it by culturally known objects and forms to send encrypted message. Through the times both, ideas and materials used, separates art in to different periods and movements. In late 40’s and late 50’s two art and culture movements emerged, one from another. The first one, Lettrism, was under the aspiration to rewrite all human knowledge. From it another movement, Situationism, appeared. It was an anti-art movement which sought for Cultural Revolution....   [tags: Art ]

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Five Theories in the Bedroom of the Dead

- “[T]he utility in diverse theories in interpretation does not imply the simultaneous truth of all the claims in the theoretical inventory” states Roland Garrett in a concluding statement discussing how more than one theory must be used to interpret fully a single work of text (Garrett 124). James Joyce’s short story “The Dead” is used to portray this statement in Garrett’s article “Six Theories in the Bedroom of The Dead.” As noted by the title of the article, Garrett analyzes James Joyce’s story using more than one literary theory and a “general reflection” at the end to recap his work (Garrett 123)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Burning Man Remains True to its Core Values

- Burning Man, an annual event set during the week before Labor Day in the vast Nevada desert, started off small in 1986 as a celebration of the summer solstice. Since its inception as an exploration of a hybrid of modern life and ancient rituals, Burning Man has transformed into a massive, pseudo-utopian haven for all types of creative expression. With Burning Man’s explosion in popularity among almost every facet of the counter-culture movement, the festival has grown from a small group of like-minded people gathering together in the dessert to a full-blown event, akin in scale to Woodstock....   [tags: counter-culture movement]

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Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White and E. White

- In the past, while reading Charlotte’s Web to each of my 3 children, I more less thought of it as a text that centered around teaching emotions and feelings of empathy, life and death coping mechanisms as well as unimaginable friendships between two extremely dissimilar creatures. What I find very interesting is the complexities of applying multiple theories to this particular text for it being a children’s/young reader’s genre. I will take a look at three literary theories, New Historicism, Deconstruction and Reception/Reader response and how we can apply them to the story....   [tags: Literary Theories, Influences]

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Feminism Lost in Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale

- In Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale, the human spirit has evolved to such a point that it cannot be subdued by complacency. Atwood shows Gilead as an extremist state with strong religious connotations. We see the outcome of the reversal of women’s rights and a totalitarian government which is based on reproduction. Not only is the government oppressive, but we see the female roles support and enable the oppression of other female characters. “This is an open ended text,…conscious of the possibilities of deconstruction, reconstruction, and reinterpretation … Atwood engages in metafictional commentary …in her storytelling and by the time the reader arrives at the text, Atwood has already to...   [tags: The Handmaid’s Tale Essays]

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The Positive Relationship Between Public Officials and Corruption

- In present time, part of our society is dependent on the law enforcement, which are supposed to keep our community and environment safe and out of trouble. Police officers are part of a branch in law enforcement that helps contribute in the enforcement of certain restrictions and rules to the society in transforming and keeping it a healthy environment. Law officials have been in existence for the majority of the time, but have now been bribed into letting particular situations slide by. It has converted into controversial issue and common situation, where now it is possible to be seen anywhere....   [tags: law enforcement, law officials, police corruption]

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Financial Benefits and Overall Costs of Green Buildings

- There have been uncertainties concerning green buildings. What are green buildings. , What effects do they have. , What do they mean financially. ,These are some of the questions that need answers. The Green Building Council of South Africa describes a green building as “a building which is energy efficient, resource efficient and environmentally responsible-which incorporates design, construction and operational practices that significantly reduce or eliminate its negative impacts on the environment and its occupants” (GBCSA, 2013)....   [tags: construction, waste, green building]

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College Entrance Paper to the Department of Sociology

- In early part of my undergraduate classes of sociology, for the first time, I understood the distinction between routine work and passion-driven involvement. While attending the classes, I started to learn gradually to look at my known surroundings in a totally different light through the sociological lenses. In my childhood, my grandfather once told me something laconic: everyone sees, but a very few observes. In the embodiment process of my graduation, I experienced in sociology classes, I could finally begin to realize what actually he meant by those words....   [tags: observe, university, sociology]

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A Critique on the Character and Citizenship Education

- This academic exercise serves to provide an institutional critique on the Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) from its conception in 2011. My hypothesis suggests that CCE is a continuity of the historical economic-efficiency paradigm centering on the symbiotic discourses of survival, global competitiveness & “communitarian” (Chua, 1995) vision and model of citizens’ character, values and functions. Through a structural analysis or ahistorical-comparative method” (Neuman, 2006) on the history of values education within the contexts of the corresponding economic imperatives - economic pragmatism and social cohesion appears to be at the centre of these discourses....   [tags: economy, competitive, pragmatism]

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Analysis Of ' Wuthering Heights By Emile Bronte

- The concerns, values, ideals and beliefs of a historical period can be understood through the analysis and deconstruction of texts written in said period. Through texts, one is able to gain a greater and richer understanding of the intricacy of societal values and ideals as these things permeate through all texts created in the time period. In the novel Wuthering Heights by Emile Brontë (1847) various ideas and concepts recur in the different chapters. These recurring concepts give us a means to peer into the societal ideals of the 1800’s in which the novel is shaped by and set in....   [tags: Sociology, Working class, Social class]

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Analysis Of Anthony Kenny 's Chapter On Ethics

- I am unwilling to commit to one philosophical view presented in Anthony Kenny’s chapter on ethics. Aspects of two theories described within the chapter seem to be relevant to modern times. Aristotle’s theory on how we should live our lives is noteworthy due to its being a good example of what humans should attempt to become during the brief allotted time on the earth, but his theory seems to be unnecessarily complicated and his deconstruction of each term tedious. Epicurus provides a more holistic and approachable theory that also is not without defect....   [tags: Ethics, Virtue, Morality, Human]

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The Wild Is A Folio About Self Discovery

- "Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat." – (Ellison, 1952) Imagine a life with rose coloured glasses. Your life’s sole purpose is to explore and expand knowledge, live out the paths made for us by our destiny not by ‘the man’. A life where there is no need to live to a hundred because you’ve lived every moment of your life doing what you love and you’ve surrounded yourself around the beings with whom you love. Into the wild is a folio about self-discovery....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless]

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Perceive Notion Of Education Under A Capitalist System

- Perceive Notion of Education Under a Capitalist System It should be highlighted that the superficial approach, however, has generated a strong association between economic principles and global education. This could partly be the result of a connection between the term globalization (mainly associated with the market economy) and global education that has been express through political discourse and international organizations (Verger, Novelli, and Altinyelken, 6). Since this relationship affects global education policy, then even our perceived notion of the purpose of education begins to alter....   [tags: Globalization, Capitalism, Market economy]

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Analysis Of ' The ' By Gerard Genette

- Gerard Genette is the final critic of Narratology and perhaps the greatest influence on the study of narratives, he asserted that narratives like the plot of story are utilized, the concepts of mimesis and diegesis, focalization, the importance of time, the frame of the story and the language utilized by the characters. He labeled the forms of narrative and expanded upon their purpose, he stated that mimesis or the“parts of a narrative which are presented in a mimetic manner are ‘dramatised’...making use of dialogue which contains direct speech”Barry....   [tags: Narrative, Narrative mode, Narratology, Narrator]

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The Rise Of Authoritarianism Of The Soviet Union

- We (1952) by Yevgeny Zamyatin and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) by George Orwell both focus on post-revolution political thought, the rise of authoritarianism that had engulfed Europe in the early twentieth century and the organized, systematic removal of the individual. November, 1917, Bolshevik forces under the control of Lenin, seized control of Russia and gave birth what would be the eventual colossus of the Soviet Union. Led to believe they were leading the world into a new order a golden age in freedom, abandoning the medieval servitude of serfdom, they were force fed to the Russian proletariat....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell]

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Analysis Of ' A Streetcar Named Desire '

- A Streetcar Named Desire sets the decaying values of the antebellum South against those of the new America. The civil, kindly ways of Blanche’s past are a marked contrast to the rough, dynamic New Orleans inhabited by Stella and Stanley, which leads Tennessee Williams’s “tragedy of incomprehension” (qtd. in Alder, 48). The central protagonist, Blanche, has many flaws; she lies, is vain and deceitful, yet can be witty and sardonic. These multifaceted layers balance what Jessica Tandy, who played Blanche in the first stage production in 1947, “saw as her ‘pathetic elegance’ ....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche DuBois]

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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

- The main topic of this reading is the character Huck Finn from Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. However, the author of the article focuses on how African-Americans in Mark Twain’s life may have played a role in shaping the Huck Finn’s unique character and linguistic traits. The author argues that Huck Finn’s speech patterns as well as his personality is based on an earlier character that Mark Twain wrote about called “Sociable Jimmy,” a character based on a young African-American boy that was sent to watch him....   [tags: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain]

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An Overview and Commentary on Course Objectives

- Note to the reader: This essay is somewhat of an experiment. I am well aware of the standard guidelines within which a student must present and argue ideas, and the implications of nonconformity. However, if I have learned anything in this course, it is that genres and forms are continually under scrutiny, being molded and changed, discarded and exchanged, for sake of efficacy, veracity, adherence to ideology, or in reaction to otherwise unforeseen forces. Consider this as just such a reaction; more accurately, it is my only recourse....   [tags: Writing Analysis]

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The Benefits of a High Immigrant Population

- Construction of Main Arguments The benefits of a high immigrant population are apparent in almost every walk of life. Their overall contribution to the general economy is show as a positive one and there improvements to the quality of the workforce are also quite note-worthy. First, let us turn our eyes to something that is indisputable in economics. Even among those who claim that immigration isn't beneficial still have to accept the fact that overall the United States' gross domestic product (G.D.P) increases....   [tags: immigration, economy, workforce, GDP]

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Queer Binaries in Kushner's Angels in America

- This paper will discuss Tony Kushner’s Angels in America - A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, published in 1992. The play gives insight into what it meant to be a gay American in the late 20th century showing accurate depictions of social, medical, religious, and political life. The importance of this play cannot be overlooked as even a decade after the premier, the play was dubbed as “one of the most important pieces of theater to come out of the late 20th century” (Odenwald). One question remains, is the play still relevant today....   [tags: literary analysis, gay fantasia]

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Feminisim in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is a landmark in the history of English literature since it is one of those novels where Modernism declares its arrival. Heart of Darkness is more special in that it has become a subject to the study of different branches of literary theory such as feminism, colonialism and post-colonialism, reader-response criticism, archetypal criticism, deconstruction, new historicism and what not. As feminism has become one of the commonest issues of our present day, it will not be irrelevant to make an inquiry as to how Conrad treats women in the novel....   [tags: feminism, colonialism and post-colonialism]

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The Importance of Context in Understanding Literature

- From the onset of the twentieth century there has been an ongoing debate on context and text. Literary theorists all over the world propounded many theories that either divorced the two or made their bond stronger. From the 1920s there came a wave of critical theories, the New Critics pleaded for critical monism. The New Criticism took the poem as a work of art, a structure having an independent existence. They completely divorced the work of art from the biographical, sociological context; removed the piece of literature from time and space and made the work an independent, autonomous and self-contained entity....   [tags: Cultural Context of a Literary Text]

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What Held Societies and Social Groups Together

- Durkheim was a social theorist whose main concern was the basis of integration and solidarity in human societies. Initially, his focus was society as a whole, later he brought his attention to examining rituals and interactions of people in face-to-face contact. Durkheim’s main concern was to analyze how societies could maintain their integrity and coherence in the modern era, when things such as shared religious and ethnic background could no longer be assumed. In response to this concern, he wrote greatly about the effects of laws, religion, education and similar forces on society and social integration....   [tags: emile durkheim, social theorists, social facts]

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The Severe Disease Known as Multiple Sclerosis

- ... As a result, they tend to have higher levels of naturally-produced vitamin D.” In fact, vitamin D holds specific immune strengthening qualities. Make it a priority to remain nourished, keeping your immune system at optimal strength, thus preventing possible dormant diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis. There are many symptoms surrounding Multiple Sclerosis but which symptoms signify its existence in one’s life. Inflammatory symptoms are the most common ones. Blurred vision and episodes of partial blindness are some of the first symptoms to occur due to the inflammation of the optic nerves....   [tags: neurological disorders]

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennesse Williams

- Blanche the true character n Tennessee Williams’ play, A Streetcar Named Desire, the nature of theatricality, “magic,” and “realism,” all stem from the tragic character, Blanche DuBois. Blanche is both a theatricalizing and self-theatricalizing woman. She lies to herself as well as to others in order to recreate the world as it should be—in line with her high-minded sensibilities. To that extent, much of her creations arise from a longing for the past, nostalgia for her lost love, her dignity, and her purpose in life....   [tags: blanche, nature, realism]

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Rediscovering The Triune God By Stanley J.

- Rediscovering The Triune God by Stanley J. Grenz was filled with numerous and diverse theologians making the selection difficult. I selected Elizabeth A. Johnson for this assignment but not because I believed her to be the most engaging or knowledgeable in theology. My decision was based on what she represents and the movement she has set in place. Elizabeth A. Johnson is a Christian reformist feminist theologian. She is presently a notable professor of theology at Fordham University, a Jesuit institution in New York City....   [tags: Gender, God, Male, Female]

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The War Of The World War II

- World War II Throughout the history of the world, countless battles have been raged at an attempt to change the course of history. Some of these conflicts were merely a bump in the massive timeline of recorded history. However, some have been so massive and influential that repercussions are still experienced today. Among these conflicts is World War II, the deadliest war to ever befall upon the surface of the planet. In the early 1930s, the country of Germany had developed a strong sense of nationalism that would soon become a critical factor for the future of the country....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, Soviet Union]

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The Hero Non Hero : La Jetee

- The hero-non-hero in La Jetee is a vague memory from the future ‘marked’ by an image of his past. A nameless man is the para-site-image of his own making, loosely joined to his native body through a succession of still images and a time-lapse free of any time. The man is a prisoner in post-apocalyptic Paris who becomes the science experiment for time travel; “to call past and future to the rescue of the present.” At once he is a heroic nomad that travels free of time to save the future and yet he is trapped in his image of a memory, bound in the past by his obsessive love for a shadowed photo of a woman....   [tags: Time, Future, Reality]

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How Does Celebrity Culture On The Internet

- How does celebrity culture on the Internet play an important role in shaping feminism discourse. This question is explored from a radical perspective by analyzing Beyoncé’s influence on the meaning of the word “feminist”. This case is examined further by looking at how she uses technology to spread feminist messages, which in turn drives feminist debate in social media online. The significance of celebrity within Western culture is explored, and it is found to have broad impacts on feminist discourse, highlighted by the rise of the Internet and websites that facilitate user-generated content and fan culture....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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The Impact Of Media On Religious Institutions

- As mediatisation is key to this essay, it is important to firstly define it in order to elaborate on its effects on religious institutions. Mediatisation is a new theoretical framework that describes a process through reframing questions regarding the influence of various media in culture and society (Hjarvard, 119). Initially mediatisation referred to a process of disempowerment, now it describes the power of media institutions, values and technologies and their increasing autonomy. Media no longer mediate power, but rather constitute it (Deacon, 1033)....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Christianity, Ritual]

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Cultural Studies At The University Of Birmingham

- At the peak of its popularity, cultural studies experiences a great international resonance (Nelson, Treichler, & Grossberg, 2011, p.2). This innovative academic discipline penetrates various social and political layers, addressing numerous challenges of the today’s reality. Originated in the second part of the twentieth century, British cultural studies stands apart the diverse cultural theories, establishing its own approaches and standards. British Cultural Studies emerged from the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at The University of Birmingham (founded in 1964 by Richard Hoggart)....   [tags: Cultural studies, Culture, Anthropology]

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The Philosophy Of The University Of Charleston

- Every person possesses a vision of what they would prefer their life to be like when they reach their professional career. When the thought of my personal career comes to mind, it relates to the six Liberal Learning Outcomes from this course, the UC Mission and grit. Citizenship, communication, creativity, critical thinking, ethics and inquiry are six traits that I believed should be used by everybody in their professions. "The Mission of the University of Charleston is to educate each student for a life of productive work, enlightened living and community involvement." This statement identifies three outcomes every person should have; a productive work style, enlightened living, and involve...   [tags: Learning, Critical thinking, Thought, Skill]

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The 19 Chapters Of Dr. Gordon Wood

- The 19 chapters of Dr. Gordon Wood’s book the Radicalism of the American Revolution, more than a simple civil accounting of the American Revolution, provides deep insight into the rationale and motivations behind the men and circumstances that inadvertently created a new system of society, one whose emerging realities at times bewildered and disappointed its founding fathers. By arguing that the republicanism of a new United States caused the old system of patronage to fade, Dr. Wood systematically details a public push from an almost feudal society into a more democratic one....   [tags: Democracy, United States, Sociology]

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`` Paris Wicker, Dean Of Empathy ``

- “Paris Wicker, Dean of Empathy” It started with a dream which emerged from my subconscious nearly two years ago and influences all aspects of my professional development. In this dream, I was on a stage preparing to present to a crowd in acceptance of an award. Before I was to speak, a video introduction played where I introduced myself as “Paris Wicker, Dean of Empathy.” Frequent self-analysis and deconstruction of this dream has provided personal insight into my professional aspirations to be an empathic higher education executive leader....   [tags: Education, University, Student, Leadership]

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Why Postmodernism Failed to End History

- ‘Why did postmodernism threaten to end History, and why did fail?’ This question poses two clear questions, why postmodernism threatened the end of history, and why it failed to do so. While few would counter the assumption that it did fail, it can be argued that it massively changed history, and through answering the questions posed, this can also be addressed. In 1986 A. Huyssen claimed that postmodernism possessed ‘the unshaken confidence of being at the edge of history’, in regard to its ability to offer explanation and understanding....   [tags: Postmodernism Essay]

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Modern Like Me: The Casa Malaparte

- Modern Like Me When analyzing a form of art it is important to understand the context in which it was created, as well as the creator. This is especially true when anazlying the Casa Malaparte, designed by Curzio Malaparte. Curzio referred to the Casa Malaparte as “a house like me,” and wanted it to be a house-as-manifesto for modern architecture. Casa Malaparte emanates a sense of modernity with many architectural elements from the see through fire place, to the white curvilinear bris soleil on its rooftop terrace....   [tags: The Mediterranean, European Art]

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The Faerie Queene by Edmond Spenser

- In Edmund Spenser’s epic romance titled, The Faerie Queene, the author takes the reader on a journey with the naive Red Crosse Knight on his route to finding holiness. On the Red Crosse Knights journey to holiness, he encounters two very different women that affect his travels to becoming a virtuous man. The first woman the Red Crosse encounters is Una, a woman that represents innocents, purity, and truth. Una is beautiful and graceful yet appears to be the strong force that leads the Red Crosse Knight to a more virtuous life....   [tags: powerful women, red crosse]

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The Slums of the Urban Crisis

- The Slums of the Urban Crisis The nineteenth century “Urban Crisis” featured a period of poverty, “white flight”, redlining, and urban redevelopment. During the 1930s America was slowly recovering from the great Depression and President Roosevelt had developed a New Deal. Since money was a major factor that led to the stock market crash, Roosevelt had to create plans that would allow America to balance its wealth. This meant that individuals would be able to receive jobs and would have enough funds to provide for their families....   [tags: US history, economy, labor policy]

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History Wars: Recognition of Indigenous Australians

- In the nineteenth century, the “History wars” became the fight between the most prominent historians revolving around the deception of frontier conflict between the labor and coalition. The debate aroused from the different interpretations of the violence that took place during the European colonization and to what degree. It became a crisis in history, emerging from the dispossession of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI) that resulted in exclusion of their traditions and culture....   [tags: aborigines, human rights]

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Using Semiotic Analysis to Decode Images

- The ‘reader’ or ‘viewer’ is a crucial component when creating meaning within media texts. Their cultural background, experiences and attitudes ultimately help to deconstruct codes and conventions applied to a text, in order to obtain the meaning (Fiske, 1990). This essay will use semiotic analysis to ‘decode’ a given image, and define the preferred meaning suspended within. In order to do so, this essay shall explore the three steps (denotative, connotative and mythological) as defined by Chandler (2007), the codes and the cultural context that lead to signification, that is, the meaning behind the sign....   [tags: racial harmony, culture, media texts]

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Gossip Girl and the Post-Feminist Era

- ... As author Angela McRobbie states, popular culture and the role of consumption actually degrade feminism “while simultaneously appearing to be engaging in a well-informed and even well-intended response to feminism,” (McRobbie). Thus in a post-feminist era, consumption equates to empowerment. So what does this mean for Blair, as well as the other female characters in Gossip Girl. These women don’t live in a world actually free of double standards. Instead, they adhere to societal pressures equating femininity with high consumption in order to exist in an acceptable gender role....   [tags: TV show review]

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The Article ' Against Gay Marriage

- Rights Versus Wrong In the article, “Against Gay Marriage,” author William Bennett asserts that permitting same-sex marriages would result in extensive social damage. He states that marriage serves as the cornerstone of societal structure. He envisions that societal indifference on marriages will leave future generations in a state of identity confusion. Representing a different perspective, the article “American Marriage in Transition,” composed by Andrew J. Cherlin suggests that as the practical necessity of marriage diminishes, its symbolic importance may be increasing....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Globalization : The Globalization Of Culture

- The Globalization of Culture Globalization is a phenomenon that arose from the industrial revolution in the 19th century, and has been progressively expanding since. According to Joan Ferrante (2015), globalization is the “ever increasing flow of goods, services, people…and other cultural items across political boundaries.” There is much speculation associated with globalization in terms of social and economic growth, but the cultural aspects of globalization are often overlooked and misconstrued with global Americanization (Legrain 2003)....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Anthropology, Melting pot]

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James Fowler 's Stages Of Faith

- As I sit and reflect over my life, I ask myself where have I come from, where might I currently be, and what does the future hold for me according to my faith formation. This was a time for me to weigh the progress of my formation that happened over the years and to see the influential players who made it possible. Within this essay I will use two of James Fowler’s stages of faith to evaluate my own life and be able to see that through these stages I can be able to help develop others faith as well....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Reason, Religion]

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Euthanasi A Suicidal Application For Euthanasia

- An euthanasia applicant that is suicidal exploits the pretense of death as a means of gaining autonomy, that the unrealities of their lives (irremediable, hopeless) are true and true, and therefore death acts as an erasure of past identities cleansing one’s existence. A suicidal application for euthanasia seeks it as a means of self-deconstruction, where a clear-mindset applicant views euthanasia as an act of self-determination. Contingent to irremediable statuses, and the ‘well-balanced decision’ of the euthanasia applicant, persons with MDD can perceive to be competent, but are not rational in their affective suicidal behaviour: they are using euthanasia to confirm their lack of self-worth...   [tags: Suicide, Psychology, Major depressive disorder]

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John F. Kennedy 's World Peace

- At the American University in 1963, John F. Kennedy summed up world peace as being: based not on a sudden revolution in human nature but on a gradual evolution in human institutions - on a series of concrete actions and effective agreements which are in the interest of all concerned. There is no single, simple key to this peace, no grand or magic formula to be adopted by one or two powers. Genuine peace must be the product of many nations, the sum of many acts. It must be dynamic, not static, changing to meet the challenge of each new generation (Kennedy 1963)....   [tags: World War II, United Nations, Peace, United States]

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Toni Morrison 's The Bluest Eye

- “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”: A Marxist reading of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison born Chloe Walker was born in Lorain, Ohio in 1931. In 1949, after graduating from Lorain high school, Morrison attended Howard University. Where she majored in English and minored in classics, also while attending Howard University Morrison was an active socialite. By 1954 Morrison graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Upon graduation Morrison devoted her time to teaching at prestigious universities such as Yale, Princeton, Howard and Southern University....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Marxism, Bourgeoisie]

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Psychoanalytic Analysis : Young Goodman Brown

- When given the choice to write a paper based on how either new criticism, structuralism, deconstruction, or psychoanalysis is involved and put to use with one of the readings given thus far, it seems a pretty obvious choice to choose the psychoanalysis, school of criticism, and the short story, Young Goodman Brown. The choice is obvious because psychoanalysis is the study of the unconscious and how it affects the conscious when making decisions, while the main character in Young Goodman Brown, has to question that if the experiences he has throughout the majority of the story are dream or reality....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown]

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Discrimination And Harassment At The Workplace

- The articles we have chosen to utilize to supplement our research revolve around the discrimination and harassment in the workplace of the following groups: adolescent employees, females, racial minorities, and economically disadvantaged. Given the elements within our narrative, we have found the following sources to support the personal experiences with employee harassment and discrimination. The first article I’d like to introduce was published in 2008, and focuses on the adversity faced by youth in the workplace....   [tags: Employment, Gender, Discrimination, Organization]

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Before The Law, By Franz Kafka

- Day after day, the farmer wakes up at dawn to milk the cows, feed the animals, plow the fields, and collect the crops. The man has a contract with corporate executives at a grocery chain who purchase his goods for the lowest possible rate, keeping the bulk of the profit for themselves. When the winter stretches into spring and the hailstorm destroys the sprouting crops, the man has nothing to sell. For years, he has worked tirelessly from dawn until dusk, but he barely makes any money the year of the storm....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Marxism, Sociology]

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A Lost Lady By Willa Cather

- In many literary works, a common question is whether certain characters, scenes, and objects are simply just that or are instead symbols to further the author’s message. Women in particular are notable victims of this. Many literary works revolve around a woman but do not allow her to tell her own story and instead channel it through the eyes of a male protagonist. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather is one such novel. Cather’s work, however, serves as a deconstruction of its genre as the novel comes to the conclusion that its heroine is, in fact, better as a symbol....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Willa Cather, Human behavior]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll House

- Death of a Doll: Paternal and Maternal Figures in Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll House” Nora’s final actions in the end of Henrick Ibsen’s “A Doll House” have certainly been the object of much criticism. In fact, “So much has it disturbed audiences that a few well-known productions changed the ending to have her return before the curtain falls”(Brooks). After all, why would a mother abandon her children and her husband with no clear indication to if she were going to return. In its time, Nora’s decision was considered disgraceful as well as practically unheard of, and, continues to be an albeit less shocking force in contemporary analysis....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway, Gender role]

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Relationship Between Modenris And Posmodernist Literature

- Moderns to Posmodernism Class task Analyse the relationship between modenris and posmodernist literature . Core Texts Modern –“The Muses Tradegy ‘,Edith Wharton /”A Haounted House ‘,Virginia Woolf Posmodern –“The Night Driver ‘,Ita Calvno Modernism and Postmodernism share a complex relationship ,this is apparent due to the fact Postmodernism is a reaction to Modernism so therefore there is an extensive range of key stylistic features which can be differntiat the two movmements .Modernistic literature is the expression of the modern era (1901-45)....   [tags: Modernism, Postmodernism, Existentialism]

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The Conflict Of The Border Conflict

- Problems raised surround the border, the border conflicts, bring out the need of a border thinking. Because border has already imbued with oppositions, the interaction happened in the border is also problematic. Conflicts happen not only identity conflict but also classed, racial, language etc. Mignolo and Tlostanova argue that this kind of “thinking or theorizing emerges from and as a response to the violence (frontiers), modernity, and globalization that continues to be implemented on the assumption of the inferiority or devilish intentions of the Other and, therefore continues to justify oppression and exploitation as well as eradication of the difference” (206)....   [tags: Consciousness, Mind, Identity, Border]

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Politics Administration Dichotomy And Political Representation

- Politics-administration dichotomy and political representation While gesturing beyond the culture of modernity and its assumptions and preoccupations, Catlaw (2007) argues there is a continued tendency to view the primary problems of public administration narrowly in scientific, epistemological terms rather than broader question about the ontology of modernity, specifically, its particular construction of the political and the divisions, relations, and objects that it posits. As discussed earlier, the political ontology of representation begins from the presupposition of ‘the People’ (Catlaw, 2006)....   [tags: Public administration, Politics, Sovereignty]

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The Russia On Hiroshima And Nagasaki

- As I look at the image of the Tsar Bomb, I see fear, destruction, and devastation. Nuclear bombs have been used in our nations past for several different reasons. The most common being ‘to bring about peace.’ It’s ironic that something so devastating, would be used to bring peace. An example of this would be the American bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In this analysis I will be examining the photo of the Tsar Bomb and its relation to language, communication, and culture. To do this, I will be looking at course concepts and essays by Saussure, Zizek, and Derrida....   [tags: Nuclear weapon]

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Hardcore Music And The Punk Scene

- In the second half of this course on politics and popular culture, we have assessed how music can either reinforce or resist the political status quo, and the significance of political depictions of zombies in film and literature. Drawing from examples from these two categories, I will critically assess what I learned about politics from these sources, as well as what they can teach us about the political significance of popular culture. Through studying the intersections of music and political culture, punk adamantly resists the political status quo, while country music often reinforces it; zombie depictions in film and literature are useful in understanding international relations and fore...   [tags: Rock music, Punk rock, Punk subculture]

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Contemporary History in "Anil’s Ghost"

- There is always a problem of historical inaccuracies in fiction. When certain historical events become a part of the narrative (especially when these events are controversial), it is important to understand what they mean in the author’s conception of history and reality in general. Far more important is to understand their place in this conception when we see that the author’s depiction of facts is unusual and what he does seems to be not the reflection of existing reality but the deconstruction of a different one....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Power of Green Technology

- In the last three years alone, the advancements made in green technology have been massive. Already there are examples of green technology that have been made readily available to residential consumers at affordable rates with realistic reimbursements through reduced billing amounts, tax breaks, and increased efficiencies. The science of green technology continues to grow however, with more environmentally friendly and efficient methods of accomplishing everyday tasks on residential, commercial, and industrial levels....   [tags: Conservation, Environment]

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Commentary on The Heart Sutra

- The Heart Sutra is a Mahayana Buddhist text. Mahayana means “The Great Vehicle” (41). This refers to the bodhisattva vow and path, which involves developing the ten perfections. The Heart Sutra is a text centered on the training to develop the perfection of wisdom. At the heart of this training is the realization about the truth about emptiness. Buddhist scholarship involves commentary on the sutras. In Tibetan Buddhism, there is a practice of acknowledging one’s teacher and monastic lineage so as to provide legitimacy and authenticity to the teachings....   [tags: Mahayana, wisdom, Buddhism, emptiness]

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The Benefits of Nuclear Power

- Nuclear power currently supplies over half of Ontario’s energy. Despite its usefulness, there are many misconceptions that nuclear power is unsafe, harmful to the environment, and promotes development of weapons. However, this essay will prove that nuclear power is safe, cost effective, and environmentally friendly compared to other sources of energy, as well as discuss some of the important uses for nuclear technology. Canada should continue to invest in nuclear power because it offers many benefits compared to other sources of electricity, plays a vital role in fields other than power generation, and is safe and secure....   [tags: Environmental Impacts, Renewable Energy Sources]

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Themes in Ayn Rand's Anthem

- ... Their hair was golden as the sun; their hair flew in the wind, shining and wild, as if it defied men to restrain it. They threw seeds from their hand as if they deigned to fling a scornful gift, and the earth was a beggar under their feet” (Rand 25). and he can not stop thinking about her. Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000 establish a secret sign indicating their interest for each other. They eventually talk; Equality 7-2521 is pleased to discover the feeling is mutual. To talk or think about women is wrong....   [tags: woemn's equality, female philosophers]

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The Importance of Solar Power

- ... Semiconductors are used in Solar Photovoltaic and create electricity when hit by sunlight. These are organized in single cells which are then put into larger groups and arrays. They are flat-plates that have insulated glass-covered box painted black to maximize the collection of heat. Between the collectors water circulates in loops, where the water is heated, and then stored. Another way to create electricity in PV is to concentrate energy from the sun to heat a fluid or make steam to power a generator....   [tags: active and passive energy]

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