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A Submissive Movement: Fear or Devotion - ... 36). The natural disasters spread fear throughout the land. This fear was caused by the belief that God was responsible for the natural disasters and plague that cursed the area. The catholic belief at that time was that God created the world and was still heavily influenced by Him (Byrne p. 86). With his belief then it is easy to say that the disasters at the time were believed to be brought upon the population by God. The reason why God caused these disasters was also believed to be because his followers’ sins were far too many and thus he needed to purge the population of sinners (Article p....   [tags: brotherhood of the flagellants]
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Devotion to Life and to Live - Devotion to Life and to Live Willa Cather grew up living on the plains of Nebraska. The plain prairies helped influence Willa Cather into using her memory as well as her realism frame working to create the familiar stories we know today such as My Antonia, O Pioneers, One of Ours, and many more. Cather’s fiction is characterized by a strong sense of place, the subtle presentation of human relationships, an often unconventional narrative structure, and a style of clarity and beauty (Willa). Her books draw upon her memories and knowledge of Nebraska recreating personal relationships and stories with friends she cared most about....   [tags: Author Analysis] 785 words
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Christina Rossetti: Poetry and Devotion - The Victorian England witnessed many developments ranging from the social to the literary fields. Literature being the very reflection of society since ages continued in the nineteenth century England also as the vehicle of expression. While the scientific advancement was the trend, there were many writers who sought a subjective involvement with life owing to the growth of uncertainty and doubts and took refuge from the religious domains. Poets like Matthew Arnold saw religion as the perfect hope for sustenance and apart from him, there were many other writers who made their say whether in the form of poetry or prose and contributed to the world literary domain....   [tags: Anglo-Catholic, Victorian, Puritan]
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Marian Devotion in the History of the Catholic Church - Marian devotion in the history of the Catholic Church has played an important role to enliven faith practice among believers. The devotional practices have been maintained from generation to the next because of Marian apparitions, miracles, and signs. The faithful eyewitnesses testify about Mary by their experiences and visions, so Marian powerful messages could be scattered, and such messages have become central theological cores of the devotion in each faith community. This is also true for Marian devotion in Vietnam....   [tags: la vang, apparitions, Mary's role]
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Short History of Marian Devotion in Vietnam - Short History of Marian Devotion in Vietnam Beginning of the Vietnamese Marian Devotion In the seventeenth century, Fr. Alexandre de Rhodes—the founder of Vietnamese Catholic Church, and Western missionaries laid a strong foundation of Marian devotion in Vietnam. In his catechetical book, Cathechismvs, Rhodes explained the importance of Mary in the salvation history. He also taught believers how to venerate appropriately by practicing “kowtow,” a traditional gesture. He titled Mary as “The Very Holy Virgin, the Noble Sovereign Mary, the Mother of the Noble Lord of Heaven.” Therefore, male and female congregations have promoted the devotion among the Catholics....   [tags: salvation history, catholic church]
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The Crusades: Religious Devotion or Economy Desire? - The Crusades took place in the Middle East between 1095 and 1291. They were used to gain a leg up on trading, have more land to show hegemony, and to please the gods. Based upon the documents, the Crusades between 1095 and 1291 were caused primarily by religious devotion rather than by the desire for economic and political gain. In document 1 by Pope Urban II, he stated that the Christians in the west should defend their fellow brethren in the east. He went on to state that Romania had been conquered and had to be taken back from the Turks and Arabs....   [tags: Crusades, ] 629 words
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Devotion and Commitment - Devotion and Commitment When a lover gives oneself to another, is it devotion or commitment. It is difficult to say because it would depend on what type of relationship the two have with each other. Ideal love should be based on devotion because it is in a sense that devotion is unconditional and flexible. Commitment seems to be more like something that you have to agree to or given to, mercy. It also appears to be something that one would have to teach oneself to know. Commitment shouldn't be something that should be practiced in a relationship....   [tags: Papers] 451 words
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Images of Christian Devotion in Late Antiquity and Byzantium - ... For example, the icon of the image of Adam and Eve are covering their private parts of the body. The scene of Daniel in the lion’s depth is an example of how salvation have been achieved with the help of God. Furthermore, the icon showing Abraham’s sacrificing his son shows that he is going to be save and his son is going to be angel since he is sacrificing his life for god. The importance of Peter and Paul made apparent that two major churches were the Church of St. Peter and the Church of St....   [tags: style and iconography]
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Depeche Mode's Songs of Faith and Devotion - Depeche Mode's Songs of Faith and Devotion Originally released in 1993, Depeche Mode's Songs of Faith and Devotion was unveiled to a stunned U.S. and U.K. audience. The band had undergone a transformation of truly Gothic proportions. Gone were the short crew cuts, the sole use of synthesizers, and the Gap image. In its place were long and flowing Jesus-like hair, distorted guitars and full drum sections, and a look that some described as the "heroine junky" mode. Much to the surprise of die-hard fans, the album was a commercial success, spawning a full length live album, 5 top twenty Billboard hits, and a relentless 18 month tour which ended abruptly when keyboardist Alan Wil...   [tags: Papers] 571 words
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Song of Solomon Essay: Devotion and Protection - Devotion and Protection in Song of Solomon Song of Solomon is a novel written by Toni Morrison. As research is done further, into the bible, the title refers to a book from the Old Testament. A major theme of the book in the bible is love. It is about honor and loyalty. This is similar to the theme of love and protection in the book by Toni Morrison. Three female characters that portray this best are: Pilate, Ruth, and Magdalene called Lena. In the book, they are women that try to protect the people they love from men in their family....   [tags: Song Solomon essays] 599 words
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Devotion in Eudora Welty's A Worn Path - Devotion in A Worn Path In "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty an elderly African American woman named Phoenix Jackson picks a cold December day to make yet another perilous journey to a city to get medicine for her ailing grandson. On the way this ninety-year-old woman faces many obstacles, both natural and man-made. Phoenix draws upon her perseverance and willingness to sacrifice herself to help her throughout her journey, but it is the undying love for her grandson that truly guides and drives her to her final goal....   [tags: Worn Path essays] 973 words
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An Analysis of the Attitudes of Men in Eternal Devotion and How You Do It - The poems ‘Eternal Devotion’ and ‘How You Do It’ by Wt. Bakelar and Labrina respectively, talk about the different ways the men treat their spouses. Bakelar’s poem talks about a couple who have been married for a very long period of time and how the man basically worships her. In Labrina’s poem, the boy breaks his girlfriend’s heart and yet has no guilty conscience. Through the way they treat their partners, their contrasting attitudes stand out. In this essay, I am mainly going to analyse the attitudes of the men from the different speakers’ point of view....   [tags: partners, love, supportive]
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Devotion, Ideology, and Evil Cults: Persecution of the Falun Gong by the Chinese Government - The Communist Party of China (CCP), in power since 1950, is not famous for its tolerance of those who do not agree with its ideology and opinion. People must adhere to the Party’s legislation, and face consequences (the severity of which is debated) if they resist or rebel. One way the CCP controls members is through religion. Although the government encourages almost cult-like devotion to the Party, it allows its constituents to participate in certain major international religions. One religion that is illegal to participate in under Chinese law is the spiritual practice of Falun Gong....   [tags: freedom of religion, communism, CCP]
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Col Freeman´s Devotion to His Soldiers and the Chipyong-Ni Mission - COL Freeman’s ability to assess the situation and devotion to his Soldiers set the conditions for the 23rd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) to be successful in the Battle of Chipyong-Ni. Though outnumbered, the RCT overcame obstacles to defeat the Chinese Communist Forces (CCF). The RCT wrestled with the same issues like most of the Army. They were understrength, and their equipment was non-mission capable (NMC). In order to bring them to full strength, the Army recruited Soldiers from various units, including reserves, but these Soldiers lacked infantry skills and were out of shape....   [tags: War, RCT] 733 words
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Pepsi and Heineken Commercials: Promoting American Devotion and Compassion - Pepsi and Heineken Commercials: Promoting American Devotion and Compassion Today’s commercials cloud the viewers’ brains with meaningless ritzy camera angles and beautiful models to divert viewers from the true meaning of the commercials. The advertisers just want consumers to spend all of their hard-earned money on their brand of products. The “Pepsi” and “Heineken” commercials are perfect examples of what Dave Barry is trying to point out in his essay, “Red, White and Beer.” He emphasizes that commercial advertisements need to make viewers think that by choosing their brands of products, viewers are helping out American society....   [tags: Media Advertising Essays]
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What is Needed to Make Your Dreams Come True? - Many people have dreams. Not everyone gets to achieve their dreams. Those who do, though, have their ways of doing it. Joe Slowinski was a determined herpetologist that started at an early age. He and his family took a trip to Kyoko, Japan where he would spend all day looking for interesting creatures to bring home or creatures that just interested him in general. He was interested in the koi ponds in particular. He saw one, and his "go get 'em" attitude would stop at nothing until he did....   [tags: devotion, inspiration, communities] 931 words
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Character Analysis of Helena in Midsummer Night´s Dream by William Shakespeare - With every book ever read, a person automatically chooses a favorite character. The character is often chosen by likeness in their selves, or admirable traits that a person wishes they had. In Midnights Summer Dream there are many characters that one would like the best. It would definitely be a hard decision between fearless Helena, loving Lysander, committed Demetrius, fair Theseus and admirable Hippolyta. However my favorite character from Midsummer Night’s Dream is Helena for many reasons including: her devotion, her courage and her love....   [tags: devotion, courage, love] 613 words
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The Naïve Man in ohn Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men - ... When a child makes ripples in a wave they get excited and even feel deserving of some sort of reward for figuring out how to do it, but Lennie is a grown man. Most grown men wouldn’t or shouldn’t be fazed by splashes making ripples in the water. It makes a man like Lennie, who feels happy and deserving of praise for his actions a childish individual. Lennie is not only a childish man, but also a naïve character. Lennie cannot comprehend what is right and wrong often leading him to do something inappropriate or ill timed....   [tags: innocence, childish, devotion]
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Patriotism is the Beginning of Genocide, Xenophobia and Injustice - ... This all started because a anti-Semite group called the Nazi’s came into power in Germany. There was a particular person who led this catastrophic event, Hitler who wanted to save Germany from both external and internal enemies. Hitler believed that only true Germans could live in Germany, he was patriotic to a fault. Another example is the event that occurred in December of 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army marched into China’s capital city of Nanking and murdered 300 000 people and raped over 20 000 women ....   [tags: devotion to one's country] 733 words
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Higher Security at College Football Games - ... There have been many reports of property damage to colleges before or after games especially well known rivalry games, such as Alabama and Auburn, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, or Michigan and Ohio State. There have been countless brawls, cases of property damage, and even one case where an a Alabama fan got angry at a fellow fan for not seeming upset about Alabama's loss to Auburn and shot her. How a woman can get into a college football game with a gun is beyond me, but had security have been tighter, this incident, along with many others, could have been avoided....   [tags: kill, tram, devotion, security] 522 words
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Moving Past Triumphs and Tragedies in Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea - ... “Then the fish came alive, with his death in him, and rose high out of the water showing all his great length and width and all his power and his beauty. He seemed to hang in the air above the old man in the skiff. Then he fell into the water with a crash that sent spray over the old man and over all of the skiff” (Hemingway 94). The death of the marlin has great impact on Santiago because the old man has grown to care for the fish. Although the fish passing away is a tragedy, Santiago triumphs in spite of his loss of the marlin....   [tags: courage, devotion, strength]
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How Do You Love? Deterimine Your Love Type With the Six Colors - Six Colors of Love Did you know that it only takes up to four minutes to decide whether you like someone or not. Researcher John A. Lee concluded that humans have six separate ways to love another human been. As he came up with this theory he labeled these love forms with Greek nouns. The love styles or also known as the six colors of love are eros, ludus, storge, pagma, mania, and agape. Many researcher expanded John A. Lee's theory, for example, they found men tend to be ludic, and women tend to be storgic and pragmatic....   [tags: fantasy, romance, devotion] 547 words
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Transformation in Ben Mikaelsen’s Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen - Help and devotion are shown in many different varieties throughout communities. These good acts are documented often in literature. Such is the topic in Ben Mikaelsen’s novel Touching Spirit Bear. People step out of their lives to help others become a better individual. Edwin and Garvey take on the challenge of making Cole Mathews a better person. In Ben Mikaelsen’s Touching Spirit Bear, the help of others enables an individual to transform as illustrated through characterization, epiphanies, and symbols, which shows others that even at peoples worst times, help is all they need....   [tags: help and devotion, cole, change]
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Patriotism Should be Propagated in Singapore Schools - Introduction – Definition of Patriotism Patriotism is the love of and devotion to one’s country that prompts a meaningful obedience and loyalty to its government (Saxe, 2003). K. Waltzer and E. Heilman (2005) extend this definition to critical democratic patriotism, where there is an inclusion of engaged critical thinking, on top of learning about the foundations of a singular American history. For this essay, I will fuse the two above definitions and apply it to the Singapore context. Saxe, Waltzer and Heilman raised pertinent issues with regard to the Americans which Singapore can draw parallels from....   [tags: love, devotion for one's country]
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Erasmus and Praise of Folly - Desiderius Erasmus wrote his seminal masterpiece of christian humanism “Praise of Folly” in 1511, yet the effects and influence of this small piece of cathartic, witty banter would permeate social consciousness in the european renaissance mind and play a significant role in the revolutionary state of church politics in the days before and after Martin Luther’s reformation. In his mere 40,000 words, Erasmus succeeded in highlighting most of contemporary critical theory about the Catholic church and the state of spiritualism as a whole through the ingenious conceit of the lady, Folly....   [tags: Critique, Popular Devotion]
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Henry Martyn Devotion to the Gospel - “Let me burn out for God!" exclaimed Henry Martyn when he arrived in Calcutta in April of 1806. Little did he know just how fast the blaze would consume him. Six years later at the age of 31, Jesus took Henry home. Yet, Henry, eager to devote his life to Gospel work to the Muslims in India and Shiraz, and with an incredible determination and unselfish dedication, compressed a lifetime of service into those six years. Born February 18, 1781 in Cornwall, England, Martyn began studying law at Cambridge....   [tags: missionaries, translations, health] 975 words
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The Odyssey by Home - Being a generally required read, most everyone has heard of The Odyssey by Homer, meanwhile, very few have recognized the connection between it and its partner movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou. by the Coen brothers. Being purposely made to portray the large epic, O Brother, Where Art Thou is full of juicy details that one would not truly understand unless they had read the epic. Throughout the movie one can find the original basics that Homer incorporated into The Odyssey with ease. The similarities between the two are quite transparent as well....   [tags: greek, gods, loyalty, devotion]
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What Affects Your Talents? - "The word talent is plagued by almost as much ambiguities as the word genius" (Olson 99). No one person knows how you become talented at a hobby or task. It is an uncertainty that has perplexed researchers throughout the years. What affects talents. If a young student wants to be valedictorian, it will take a great amount of devotion and determination. It will not come to them over night. This goes for athletes as well. They are not going to become the greatest athlete by watching the sport. People must devote themselves to what they want to be talented in....   [tags: devotion, determination, practice] 593 words
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Love and Religious Devotion in William Blake’s My Pretty Rose Tree - Love and Religious Devotion in William Blake’s “My Pretty Rose Tree” “My Pretty Rose Tree” by William Blake A flower was offered to me; Such a flower as May never bore, But I said, “I’ve a Pretty Rose-tree,” And I passed the sweet flower o’er. Then I went to my Pretty Rose-tree, To tend her by day and by night. But my Rose turned away with jealousy,And her thorns were my only delight. Initially, William Blake’s “My Pretty Rose Tree” reads as uncomplicated verse, but in reality the poem operates on many levels....   [tags: Poem Poet Poetry Essays Blake Rose Tree]
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The Path To Peace - Prologue Have you ever been at that desperate point in your life where you were begging- no pleading for a word from "up there?" You plan your day around an hour of time tucked away, specifically for quiet time with Jesus. First, you get everything that could distract you out of your room: cell phone, kids, food, work, laundry and to do lists. You sit down, empty your mind from all thoughts, and determine to hear His VOICE. You wait rather impatiently. You hear nothing, not even a faint whisper....   [tags: Devotion] 2146 words
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Factors That Inspire Devotion - In my studies, I have always been fascinated by people who are able to create followers through their words and actions. From people like Martin Luther King, Jr., Buddha, and Mahatma Gandhi to people with more malicious aims such as Hitler and Stalin, the power of leaders to shape public opinion provides insight and clues into human behavior. I can contribute to a graduate seminar course bringing an open mind and a natural curiosity. There is a graduate seminar called “Charismatic Leadership in the 21st Century” that is given at Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), as part of the International Policy Studies program....   [tags: Followers and Leaders] 1124 words
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Nerds and Geeks - The titles of nerd and geek could in some ways be considered objective but, looking deep enough one should be able to find a subjective and definite definition. These can be found by looking into some dictionaries the article as the author does in, “Nerd, Geek, Dweeb, Twerp — In Computer Lingo, Which One Are You?” in Community College Week by Reid Goldsborough. He finds that many of these definitions do not agree and looks to see if there is a definite answer and makes an attempt to find a modernized answer....   [tags: Goldsborough, Oscar de Leon, devotion]
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How Blind Devotion Leads to the Tragic End of Character Heros - (Better Grabber) In the Harry Potter Series, the character Snape is a tragic hero. Just like Oedipus, he has too much pride in himself when he only helps Harry because his true love was Lily Potter, Harry’s mother. This later leads to his downfall when he ends up dying. Despite their good intentions, the two characters are blinded from the impact of their actions as they unknowingly harm their families. In the play All My Sons by Arthur Miller, Joe Keller’s blindness of the larger society and In the short story Oedipus The King  by Sophocles, Oedipus the King’s arrogant attitude lead to his downfall....   [tags: snape, oedipus, flaws] 640 words
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God Still Hears Our Prayers - Do you ever sit back and wonder if you are being heard. Or paid attention to. Do you just sit back and wonder, is there anybody really listening to what you have to say. Have you ever had a conversation with someone and you were pouring out your heart’s cry to them and they showed no interest at all or did not respond back to you. And you say to yourself or even out loud, “DO YOU HEAR ME…ARE YOU LISTENING TO WHAT I AM SAYING?” Well, today I just want to share with you my heart’s story about wondering whether or not God was listening to my cry, to my prayers, and to my groaning....   [tags: devotion, religion] 1274 words
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The Hitler Youth and their Impact in World War II - Imagine you are a thirteen year old growing up in Germany, 1938. Some of the kids at school are talking about a new program called the Hitlerjugend (or Hitler Youth). It sounds fun and exciting with its camping trips and home meetings so you decide to join. The Hitlerjugend is just as fun and exciting as it sounded and as the years pass you gain new skills; loyalty to Hitler and German; and growing hatred for Jews, Blacks, the handicapped, and other “burdens of the state”. To you this is simply a thought but to many children in the 1930’s this was a reality....   [tags: Anti-Semitism, Devotion, Nazi]
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Congregation of Germanton and Bethel Churches - Both Germanton and Bethel churches are made up of mostly seniors. These are men and women who, in most cases accepted Jesus as Savior years ago. I underscore that this is great… a really great first step. (Prevenient grace has moved to Justifying grace in their lives.) However, Wesley felt it important that people not stop with Justifying grace, but to continue on toward maturity (Sanctifying grace). To do this, virtues such as faith, mercy, charity, and love must show themselves in works....   [tags: God, devotion, bible] 587 words
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Les Miserables Connections to Charity - True virtue has no limits, but goes on and on, and especially holy charity, which is the virtue of virtues, and which having a definite object, would become infinite if it could meet with a heart capable of infinity. -St. Francis de Sales It is by the path of love, which is charity, that God draws near to man, and man to God. But where charity is not found, God cannot dwell. If, then, we possess charity, we possess God, for "God is Charity" (1 John 4:8) -St. Albert the Great The heartfelt emotion of charity shines throughout Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables....   [tags: Character Analysis, Devotion to God]
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An Inside Look at Hedonism - ... Hedonist will do anything to attain their pleasure. Does not matter about the price, hedonist will actually buy it for their own pleasure. They also believe that pleasure is the only good in live and pain is the only evil. So, they want to maximize pleasure and minimize pain in their life. Hedonist thinks it is a high prestige when they could show their branded and expensive things. Sometimes they just buy the things without knowing whether if it useful or not. Hedonism is already become a habit or even a lifestyle these day....   [tags: devotion to one's own sensual pleasure] 591 words
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The Significance of Sporting Event Rituals - Durkheim’s theoretical approach of rituals, presents a unique perspective that describes the important social rituals that take place in today’s society such as churches, funerals, weddings, and sporting events. Throughout his theory, Durkheim describes different social groups and explains how these beliefs and practices are directly related to the rituals and actions that are associated with them. Durkheim presents a relationship between the behaviors of ritual and devotion to social order. Many rituals often have sacred items that provide individuals with a significant meaning or set of specific beliefs, which connect them to a particular group....   [tags: devotions, classical social theories]
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Demotion of Pluto - The controversy of Pluto can be observed from two different perspectives, the scientific way and from the eyes of the public audience. Towards scientists despite that the solar system is exactly the same as it was in 2006, the demotion of Pluto resulted into a less vague definition of the word "Planet" and lead to a step forward in the life of science and technology. Although Pluto has many characteristics that make up a planet, it did not meet the requirements of the new definition of the word "Planet" that was proposed by the IAU....   [tags: orbits, planet, astronomers] 1123 words
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Demotion of Pluto: Dwarf Planet - From the time Clyde W. Tombaugh first discovered Pluto in 1930, it was viewed as an oddball planet leading up to its reclassification in 2006. For decades, Pluto was once used as a benchmark for the outer reach and size of our solar system. In recent years, new discoveries of celestial bodies within the vicinity of Pluto’s orbit have challenged its planetary status. The debate over Pluto’s classification was discussed throughout several media and news articles, leading to serious controversy amongst astronomers and the decision as to whether or not Pluto should be categorized as one of the planets in our solar system....   [tags: celestial body, Eris and Sedna, dwarf planet ]
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The Demotion of Pluto from Planetary Status - The Demotion of Pluto from Planetary Status “Pluto has been voted off the island” (Inman). In August of 2006 the celestial body was officially retitled a dwarf planet. The media’s portrayal of the demotion of Pluto began in 2006 and covered a broad variety of topics including the official ruling in Prague, the public’s reception of the decision, a book written by a scientist claiming sole responsibility for the demotion, and finally NASA’s most recent statement in 2012 regarding the dwarf planet....   [tags: astronomers, plutoid, guidelines] 1389 words
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Devotions by John Donne and They Are My Friends by Margaret Atwood - So similar and yet so different, is the perfect way to describe the two literacy pieces, “Devotions” by John Donne and “They Are My Friends” by Margaret Atwood. “They Are My Friends” is a story that revolves around the protagonist and her friends, and the author uses this friendship to convey a message to the reader, that centers on being alone. “Devotions” is a quote that discusses about mankind as a whole, and the values of being surrounded by people who care, by using countries as metaphors. These two literacy pieces discuss about similar topics, which contradict and support each other in certain aspects....   [tags: literary piece comparison] 805 words
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Markov Analysis and Planning - The past is often said to be the best predictor of the future. In planning and forecasting for future labor needs, based on gaps in employment levels due to advancements, demotions, or exiting employees within a company, a review of a Markov Analysis chart can reflect areas of opportunity for the organization based on past employment movements (Dartmouth, n.d.). The Doortodoor Sports Equipment Company is unique in their industry, being in the only company to sell door to door. However, this tactic as well as other HR practices could be examined to determine if changes employed increase retention or improve internal promotions....   [tags: labor, demotion, market]
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Night by Elie Wiesel and A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - The autobiography Night by Elie Wiesel contains similarities to A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. These works are similar through the struggles that the main characters must face. The main characters, Elie Wiesel and Lieutenant Frederic Henry, both face complete alterations of personality. The struggles of life make a person stronger, yet significantly altering identity to the point where it no longer exists. This identity can be lost through extreme devotion, new experience, and immense tragedy....   [tags: compare contrast]
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Values and Character Development in English Instruction - “Beyond aesthetic sensitivity, the study of literature leads to inductive insights in such areas as psychology, philosophy, history, and sociology; and it provides data on such topics as human nature, sin, and the meaning and purpose of human existence” (Knight, 2006, p. 230). As Knight so clearly states, the secondary English classroom is rife with opportunities for teaching biblical-based values and helping students develop their characters as Christian young men and women. By examining literary characters, historical figures, writing samples, and by expressing themselves through the use of language, students encounter many opportunities to reflect upon and discuss a plethora of values....   [tags: plagiarism, literature, inductive insights]
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John Barsad and Monsieur Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities - A Tale of Two Cities, involves many complicated situations in which the characters must choose between chance or death, career or family, honor or revenge. As a result, ambiguity has evolved in multiple characters because of these difficult choices. Two prominently ambiguous characters are John Barsad and Monsieur Defarge. While Barsad recognizes the importance of career and honor, Defarge sees more prominence in family and revenge. John Barsad’s ambiguity is demonstrated by two contrasting qualities: devotion to his job as a spy and neglect for his family....   [tags: Charles Dickens]
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Loyalty as Defined in the Odyssey - Loyalty, as defined in the Odyssey seems to be the constant devotion to someone, the hopefully longing of their return and victory. Homer seems to value loyalty over many of the other human traits, as Eumaeus gets not only Homer’s famous “you” but his own book as well. The swineherd is not the only character that Homer uses to show loyalty, Penelope and Telemachus show unyielding faithfulness to Odysseus throughout the epic poem; as do many other characters even gods. Homer demonstrates the value he places on loyalty through the use of these characters with their devotion to Odysseus....   [tags: Loyalty, Odyssey, ] 936 words
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