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Phaedo by Plato

- ... Socrates first establishes the existence of an underworld based on an ancient idea that souls that are born come from there; essentially, they are born from the dead. The argument continues that if the living come back from the dead, the souls must be in existence in that realm which for Socrates is proof that the living only come from the dead (Phaedo 70d). He then extends this reason to all plants, animals, and things that come to be. Socrates expounds this logic using the argument that “if something smaller comes to be, it will come from something larger before, which became smaller” (Phaedo 69e)....   [tags: last conversation of Socrates]

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Trapped in Her Garden

- Throughout history, women have often been portrayed as inferior to men or considered the "weaker sex." As a result of these social assumptions, women have been fighting to dissociate themselves from this stereotype and gain their independence. John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums" is a classic illustration of the frustration felt by a woman before she was observed as being more than just her sex. Elisa Allen, the main character, lives on a ranch in the Salinas Valley in California with her husband, Henry....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Symbolism in “The Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway

- ... The hills also symbolize the obstacles that are in the way of the two character's relationship. In the story, Jig looked at the hills and said, “They look like white elephants.” The man replied, “I've never seen one.” Then she replied, “No, you wouldn't have” (295). The hills representing her baby and the white elephant referring to the operation the man is trying to persuade her to have. Later on in the story, she looks back at the hills and says, “they are lovely hills, they really don't look like white elephants I just meant the color of their skin through the trees” (296)....   [tags: obstacles, abortion, drinks]

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How to Overcome a Fear of Change

- “Thought processes and relationship dynamics are fundamental if change is to be successful.” (Lynco Assoc.) People fear change because it pushes them out of their comfort zone. One of the greatest fears in the world is the fear of the unknown. Although fear can create a large amount of energy in a person, you can choose to use that energy in a positive manner and take control of the situation. Focus on your convictions; be confident in your abilities and be proud of the work that you do. Do not allow insecurities to damage your focus....   [tags: Psychology, Comfort Zone]

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The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence

- I read the “Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence. It was a fairly interesting story that kept me from wanting to put it down. This story was about a young boy named Paul, and his family. They lived in an upper-middle class life in a large house. There was one problem though, both parents did not earn enough money to live up to their social status but, kept up impressions as if they could. One day, the young boy approached his mother and asked a series of questions concerning their families life style....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner, D.H. Lawrence, gambling,]

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Sibling Rivalry in Carolin Parkhurst's, Unwell

- ... Arlette’s demeaning nature is evident throughout the story, but it is the most present on page two when she says, “If it weren’t for me, the world would have eaten her [Yvonne] up long ago”. It is because Arlette constantly undermines Yvonne’s positive attributes by contentiously implying that Yvonne is not worthy of a boyfriend or a husband. Arlette is immensely restricting her relationship with her sister from advancing because of her demeaning nature. If Arlette would stop demeaning the value of Yvonne then Yvonne would not feel like she is always competing with Arlette....   [tags: relationship, desructive, sisiter]

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Sonny’s Blues, by James Baldwin

- Although presenting just a small sample for comparison there are definite points in this story where the lives of Sonny and his brother coincide with that of James Baldwin; the location of the story is from his childhood; the fact that the narrator’s name is never mentioned and the other characters are referred to by their familial position suggests Baldwin’s feelings about his place in his own family; as the oldest child and the only one in the home that didn’t share biological parents. If there were further doubt that a writer draws from their own lives to create their tales, James Baldwin himself states "One writes out of one thing only -- one's own experience." (Baldwin) Sonny’s Blues is...   [tags: Biographical Critique]

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For Your World

- For Your World A story consists of many small parts. When these parts are put together they create a piece of literature that conveys a message. This message can be about almost anything. Literature can tell a story about happiness or an experience of love. It all depends on what pieces and how they are placed together which makes a story. Anton Chekhov has written a wonderfully pieced together short story titled “Misery”. The elements which allow me to understand “Misery” are narrator point of view, setting, character, and theme....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Citizen`s Engagement in Democratics

- ... The associations have a great role because they should contribute to coordinate different interests and powers. Using this normative conception, the UNFCCC negotiation does not appear democratic or efficient because, instead of a coordinated action, the environmental organizations have a disruptive behaviour . On the other side, the governments do not promote dialogue with NGOs organizations and tend to close the process to civil society. Comparing the UNFCCC negotiation with this theoretical model, the relationship between democracy and efficiency appears to be mutually beneficial because the increasing coordination among actors improves the degree of democracy and could contribute to...   [tags: Associations, NGO]

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labor history

- UberFLAC v0.89 - tools to help with ÜberStandard 3.0/FLAC rips ============================================================== These rather hackish tools help with ÜberStandard 3.0/FLAC rips. FLACScript enforces and checks MD5 sums for FLAC rips, and does it better than oggscript. It also generates standard-compliant MD5 checksum files now, that anything else like md5sum or hksfv can check too. UberTrans allows you to safely transcode FLAC rips to the other UberStandard formats. Yes, it only works on FLAC....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Essay on Blanche DuBois as Butterfly in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire

- The Portrayal of Blanche as Butterfly or Moth in A Streetcar Named Desire        In A Streetcar named Desire, Williams uses description and dialog to develop the play’s characters. In the beginning of the play, Williams describes Blanche as a "moth". A moth and a butterfly seem to be very similar; however, they have very different outward appearances and habits. A butterfly is very "showy " as it flits throughout life, whereas a moth tries hard not to bring attention to itself. Butterflies are open and very visible, but a moth is nocturnal and secretive....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]

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Garrison Keillor's The Prodigal Son vs. Luke's The Parable of the Prodigal Son

- Garrison Keillor's The Prodigal Son vs. Luke's The Parable of the Prodigal Son The classic story of the Prodigal Son is one of the best known parables in literature. A parable is often times described as a short narrative which teaches a moral; however, the plot is more realistic, than say a fable, and the characters are humans as oppose to animals or natural forces within nature. Parables are also presented in a more suggestive tone, which leaves them more open to interpretation. The play Prodigal Son told by Garrison Keillor differs greatly in terms of style compared to Lukes The Parable of the Prodigal Son told in the Catholic scriptures....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]

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Free Essays - Southern Black Vernacular in Their Eyes Were Watching God

- Use of the Southern Black Vernacular in Their Eyes Were Watching God "The monstropolous beast had left his bed. The two hundred miles an hour wind had loosed his chains. He seized hold of his dikes and ran forward until he met the quarters; uprooted them like grass and rushed on after his supposed-to-be conquerors, rolling the dikes, rolling the houses, rolling the people in the houses along with other timbers. The sea was walking the earth with a heavy heel. ‘De’ lake is comin’!’ Tea Cake gasped."J This excerpt from Zora Neale Hurston’s book, Their Eyes Were watching God, is an example of her amazing writing....   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God Essays]

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The Role of the Man in Hills Like White Elephants

- The Role of the Man in Hills Like White Elephants It is the early afternoon of a Tuesday, and it is raining. Surrounded by the calming non-inspiration of bare off-white walls, I sit and listen to the railing of my peers as they attempt to deconstruct the brilliance of a deceased writer. It is a usual Tuesday this semester. Seated in my accustomed place in the front row, just left of center, my eyes close to the high-keyed soprano and alto ranting of all the outspoken students, who are today, sadly, entirely female....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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The Set of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

- The Set of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.         For a play as drastically depressing and oppressive as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the set needs to augment the mood as much as possible. Albee’s play calls for several props, and all of these have to be provided, but more than that, the set needs to look as real as possible, to show that these people are not vastly different from the rest of us. And because in that fact the true horror of the play resides the set is all-important. Luckily, the performance featured a realistic, intricate, close set....   [tags: Whos Afraid Virginia Woolf]

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Little Women - Movie vs. Book

- Little Women - Movie vs. Book According to the Internet Movie Database's exhaustive records, Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women" has seen itself recreated in four TV series, four made for TV movies and five feature length movies since 1918. The most recent version appeared in 1994 and features Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, Samantha Mathis, Eric Stoltz, Susan Sarandon, and Gabriel Byrne. As a long time fan of the novel, who has happily carted her large leather bound gold-gilded unabridged edition whenever she has moved, I find that I was disappointed in this newest movie version....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Hume's Wide Construal of the Virtues

- Hume's Wide Construal of the Virtues ABSTRACT: The term "virtue" has traditionally been used to designate morally good character traits such as benevolence, charity, honesty, wisdom, and honor. Although ethicists do not commonly offer a definitive list of virtues, the number of virtues discussed is often short and their moral significance is clear. Hume's analysis of the virtues departs from this tradition both in terms of the quantity of virtues discussed and their obvious moral significance....   [tags: Hume Virtues Virtue Philosophy Papers]

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Language as the Key to Identity and Social Acceptance in Richard Wright’s Book, Black Boy

- Language as the Key to Identity and Social Acceptance in Richard Wright’s Book, Black Boy According to African American writer, James Baldwin, language is a “vivid and crucial key to identity” and social acceptance. Black Boy, by Richard Wright, defends Baldwin’s belief. In a selected Black Boy passage, where Richard and his friends converse, the rhetorical techniques, pathos and warrants assist to convey Wright’s own attitude toward the importance of language as a key to identity and social acceptance....   [tags: Wright Black Boy Essays]

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Analysis of the Character Hamlet in William Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark

- Analysis of the Character Hamlet in William Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark First performed in 1603, Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark is probably the best known of William Shakespeare's works, and may well be the most famous English language play ever written. The character, Hamlet, is one of the most compelling characters to ever emerge from the pages of English literature. Hamlet has been the center of admiring critical commentaries. It has also developed a reputation as a difficult work to analyze....   [tags: Papers]

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A Humorous Distillation of Antigone by Maurice Sagoff

- A Humorous Distillation of Antigone by Maurice Sagoff This poem is quite successful in getting the plot across to the reader. Unfortunatly, that is all he can get across because of his beleif that, "inside every fat book is a skinny book trying to get out." Sargoff cannot have character descriptions, themes, or any real detail in his "skinny book" because of his beleifs. Sargoff leaves off why Polynices should not be burried and why his brother, who is not even menchoned, can be burried....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free Great Gatsby Essays: Point of View

- Importance of Point of View in The Great Gatsby   In novels containing interweaving plot and varying scenes, the author's selection of point of view becomes a primary factor in its impact and effectiveness. The Great Gatsby is such a novel which demonstrates this point most evidently.  While Fitzgerald's decision to view the plot through the eyes of Nick Carraway presents certain limitations, it provides the means to relate the tone and message of the novel as whole.      F. Scott Fitzgerald would be the first to admit that his masterpiece was not without flaws.  In a letter written to Edmund Wilson, he criticized what he understood to be the novel's "BIG FAULT."        I gave no acco...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

- Like Water for Chocolate Some stories are meant for movies, but then again, there are times when I wish some stories remained stories, unless we had a French film director do them. Laura Ezquivel' s novel is a treat. It stays with you as a fine dessert, or a fine food, and she knows it so well, and revels in it. In the film version, this gets lost because it cannot translate. The twelve recipes for each month get reduced to an occasional side story. In the novel, it is the food that brings about the results, and Tita has learned to make the most of the secrets of the culinary delights....   [tags: essays papers]

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Critical Analysis of White Heron

- Critical Analysis of White Heron The White Heron is a spiritual story portraying great refinement and concerns with higher things in life. A 9 year old girl once isolated in the city found fulfillment in a farm surrounded by nature. Too those less unfortunate, money charm and other attractions can be intoxicated; Sylvia did not bite. She could have helped her situation and found a way to wealth but in the end she realized that it wouldn’t help her to be the person she wanted to be. This paper will illustrate a critical analysis of the story of White Heron and focus on the relationship between the literary elements of the story, plot, characterization, style, symbolism and women’s concerns t...   [tags: White Heron]

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The House on Mango Street

- The House on Mango Street This book is so powerful because Sandra Cisneros gives a first-hand account of the everyday magic and misery of young Esperanza, simultaneously applying themes of her desire for escape and love for the people and bittersweet childhood of Mango Street. In many other novels of this sort, the dialog comes across as an extended complaint, a long and tiresome negative report of how down-trodden and hopeless is a given situation, and how arrogantly nonchalant are those who benefit from or cause it....   [tags: House Mango Street]

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Mercury in the Everglades

- Mercury in the Everglades Everglades Background Information: * Established in 1947 on 1.4 million acres in southwest Florida * Sunny, Semi-Tropical Swamp Setting. Experiences near daily downpours (http://srv3sftpa.er.usgs.gov/sofl.fact.html) Mercury's Effect on the Everglades: * A small amount of mercury is found in the crust of the earth. This is not the problem. The anthropogenic mercury is the problem. The mercury that is growing dangerously in size is known as methylmercury....   [tags: Geology]

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Medical Ethics

- The Affordable Healthcare Act (AHA) in the US, which is similar to other countries’ Universal Healthcare Systems (UHS), has been in the news again recently. From the beginning the AHA has been passionately contested and debated from its introduction on the Senate floor to the challenge in the Supreme Court that it was unconstitutional. The reforms that the AHA started in 2010, such as Health Insurance Companies can not deny someone with a preexisting condition, or the recent troubles of the Health Insurance Marketplace website, AHA is something of a hot button issues that has US citizens deeply divided on....   [tags: Affordable Healthcare Act, Moral Conceptions]

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The V-Chip and Censorship

- The V-Chip The Violence Chip, or V-Chip, is a technological invention that allows parents to block television that they deem unsuitable for their children to watch. Most television shows include a rating which was established by the Broadcasting industry. This rating is encoded into the programs, and the V-chip technology reads the encoded information and blocks the correct shows. Parents can program the V-chip to block certain shows based on their ratings by using the remote control. Since January 1, 2000, the FCC now requires all new television sets that are 13 inches or larger to include the V-chip....   [tags: Television Media TV Censorship]

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Privacy vs Security: A Comparsion of Th Eterna Value of Privacy by Bruce Schneier and In the Battle between Privacy and Sercurity by Chris Cillzza

- ... The author uses strong supporting evidence in his article to back up his claim. As an example that supports his claim “Privacy was inherit to the nobility of their being and their cause.” In the quotation that the author use above, Schneier is saying how you don’t need to urine your privacy which is related to what his claim is stating. He also states “privacy is a basic human need” which means it shouldn’t be intrinsic; it should be something that no one can forbid you form having. Another evidences that supports the authors claim is “Privacy protects us from abuses by those in power, even if we’re doing nothing wrong at the time of surveillance.” This quote proves that privacy is neede...   [tags: supervised, argument, surveillance]

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Comparison of Two Poems: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud & The Preservation of Flowers. Gerard Crosbie

- ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’ and ‘The Preservation of Flowers’: two notable poems, two very different styles of writing. This essay will look at their contrasts and similarities, from relevant formal aspects, to the deeper meanings hidden between the lines. We will examine both writers use of rhyme scheme, sound patterning, word choice, figurative language and punctuation. It will also touch a little on the backgrounds of the writers themselves and their inspirations, with the intention of gaining a greater understanding of both texts....   [tags: poetry, compare, literarute]

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The Comparison and Contrast of I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud & The Preservation of Flowers

- ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’ and ‘The Preservation of Flowers’: two notable poems, two very different styles of writing. This essay will look at their contrasts and similarities, from relevant formal aspects, to the deeper meanings hidden between the lines. We will look at both writers use of: rhyme scheme, sound patterning, word choice, figurative language and punctuation. The essay will also touch a little on the backgrounds of the writers: themselves, and their inspiration, with the intention of gaining a greater understanding of both texts....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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What Would the World Be Like Without Music? A Brief History of Music Through the Ages

- Music is a Life Changer Imagine you and your friends are going to a movie at the theater. You all file in and sit down just as the opening credits start. It starts out as a black screen and slowly fades into a battle scene. One knight comes into the main focus of the audience. He is lying on the ground hit and is going to die. You can hear a voice from the screen reading dramatic dialog, but that’s all you can hear. No background sounds, no instruments, and no music only voices. What would it be like....   [tags: music is a life changer]

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Socially Constructed Stereotypes in All in the Family, The Jefferson’s and The Cosby Show.

- Eye witness accounts of events are not always accurate. The accounts depicted by depend on how witnesses read the situation. The same is true when interpreting the depiction of race and/or ethnicity in media productions. Because situations gain meaning through the process of social construction (the interpretation of a situation based on one’s knowledge), the same event can be viewed and internalized by witnesses who render opposing viewpoints. This analysis will compare the depiction and rejection of socially constructed stereotypes relative to race and ethnicity in three situation comedies: All in the Family, The Jefferson’s and The Cosby Show....   [tags: Race, Ethnicity, Stereotypes]

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Long-Term Care: The Involvement of the Government and the Future of Integrated Care

- Advances in medicine and preventative care measures have extended the life span of the aging population in the United States. This expansion has resulted in a growing need for more individuals needing long- term care. Long- term care is a broad range of supportive and health services for individuals with a broad range of chronic illnesses and disabilities for ninety days or more. Although this expands an age range from infancy to the elderly, for the purposes of this paper, I am focusing on the aging population....   [tags: medicare, medicaid, preventive care]

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Spring Summer Fall Winter and Spring Ans The Curse of the Golden Flower

- Spring Summer Fall Winter…And Spring (2003) and the Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) are two movies that both reflect the aspects, culture and traditions of the Asian society, captured through the lenses of a movie camera from two different times. The Spring Summer Fall Winter…And Spring (2003) reflects aspects of traditions and modernity from the perspective of Buddhist teachings and the Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) reflects the not so perfect but yet a dysfunctional imperial family from later Tang dynasty....   [tags: cultures, traditions, Asian countries, film]

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Marketing Usage of Social Media for Customer Engagement: A Wells Fargo Case Study

- Market Usage of Social Media for Customer Engagement: A Wells Fargo Case Study Social media is at the core of many marketing plans for corporations in the United States and world-wide. One of these companies at the forefront of social media use is Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Wells Fargo). The ability to directly contact customers and potential customers in a real time online environment is crucial to the bank / customer conversation and reinforcing the company’s place in a customer’s mind as the entity that they want to do business with (Wells Fargo Bank, 2014)....   [tags: Social Media, Marketing Plans, Corporations]

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The Importance of Paper and Ink in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

- Paper and Ink Letters play a very important role in the story of Pride and Prejudice. Especially the letters of one character in particular in Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austin. Mr. Darcy's letters are a very important to build up to the climax. Letters from and to Mr. Darcy play a very important role in the novel. The two main purposes which they fulfill and they are to reveal the character’s and the characters personality of the letter writer and also the person being written to. Also letters have a practical purpose to, which its to deliver information....   [tags: letters, characters, conversation]

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Evaluating the Balance between Reinforcement and Continuity in Tempo-Based Human Computer Interactions

- Human computer interaction involves a dialog between users and a system, the quality of which dependents on factors including the promptness of the system’s response. Interaction techniques are often characterised by a series of action and reaction whereby for every action of the user, a reaction from the systems is expected. Such interaction is often sequential and involves pauses of reaction expectation. The actions of the users can therefore be characterised as discrete. However, novel technologies have introduced continuous interactions necessitating a continuous monitoring of user input and continuously providing reinforcement to this input....   [tags: computer systems, continuous inputs]

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"We": A Story that Stands Out for Its Power and Context

- In my stroll through the classics, I feel like I've gotten my fill of utopian literature, now thankfully out of style. However, in reading Yevgeny Zamyatin's "We" (1921) I filled in a gap in my knowledge of dystopian literature. I've read "1984" (1949) and "Brave New World" (1932) of course, and also "The Machine Stops" by E. M. Forester (1909 -- a brilliant short story, if you're interested). "We" stands out both for its power and also for its context: an early supporter of the Communist revolution in Russia, Zamyatin quickly realized the abuses that were being perpetrated by those in power....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Idea of the Hypersexual Black Male in the Invisible Man

- In the Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, the narrator’s view of women is generally pessimistic. His negative view of women is also reflected by women, specifically of Caucasian ethnicity. Their societal depiction of black men considers them to be hypersexual objects and incapable of anything else. Emma, Brother Hubert’s wife, and Sybil, are three women in particular who possess negative character flaws that allow the narrator to deem them unworthy. Emma’s tremendous dominance give the impression of being unapproachable while Brother Hubert’s wife’s infidelity and ability to control confuses him and finally, Sybil’s decadence makes her appear sloppy....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ralph Ellison]

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A Good Man is Hard to Find: Chief of All Sinners

- In Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find. We meet an older woman simply known as the Grandmother. She is a prideful, selfish and ignorant person. Throughout the story she manages to make situations harder and harder for the characters until she leads them all, including herself to their demise. One could easily read the story and see her being a fairly flat character, but that would not be a quality interpretation. Instead there is so much more beneath her attitude, that not only makes her more interesting, but also relevant to humanity....   [tags: Flannery O’ Connor]

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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

- In “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children,” Gabriel Garcia Marquez tells the story of a supernatural winged creature first discovered trapped in a mud puddle during a heavy rainstorm. Marquez initially just describes it as, “a very old man . . . impeded by his enormous wings” (Marquez 380). Throughout the story, however, characters use the term “angel” for the creature because “a neighbor woman who knew everything about life and death” in an authoritative seer-like manor proclaims, “He’s an angel ....   [tags: Gabriel Garcia Marquez]

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Automated assessment of free text questions for MOOC using regular expressions

- Results To obtain the necessary information for running this type of technology in MOOC, it became necessary to create a course with assessments using regular expressions and some without. The reason for the union of assessments with regular expressions and others that were not, is to check whether such expressions introduce problems for some students when answering questions, i.e., if they prefer to respond to other questions rather than those assessed by regular expressions. Moreover, the course called How to create an MOOC....   [tags: technolog, MOOC, assessments]

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

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

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Revenge in The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most celebrated literary authors of all time, known for writing very suspenseful, dramatic short stories and a poet; is considered as being a part of the American Romantic Movement, and a lesser known opinion is he is regarded as the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. Most recognized for his mystery and macabre, a journey into the dark, ghastly stories of death, deception and revenge is what makes up his reputation. The short story under analysis is a part of his latter works; “The Cask of Amontillado”, a story of revenge takes readers into the mind of the murderer....   [tags: The Cask of Amontillado]

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What Makes Us Bad: Understanding the Barriers to Effective Listening

- In life, there are some things a person is good at; things they think they are good at; and some things that a person is very, very bad at. Dating; for instance, is an activity that a man may think that he is good at while he may actually be a very bad date. Has anyone ever bothered to tell him. Probably, but what the man will hear is that the woman has too much personal baggage and decides that he does not want to be bothered with her anyways. In this way, he has avoided listening to the message that she has giving him and saved face....   [tags: Psychology]

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Socrates: One of the Most Important Figures in Western Philosophy

- Socrates was one of the most influential thinkers in the West, even though he left no writings of himself, it was possible to reconstruct an accurate account of his life from the writings of his Greek students because he always engaged them. He was a man with a very strong conviction because he lived his life for the pursuit of knowledge, true wisdom, God’s will, and piety. Though he never wrote anything, his soul source of knowledge about him came from one of his students, Plato. Socrates was born in 469 B.C....   [tags: Socrates Essays]

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Cyberbullying: Exploring Online Bullying and Means of Preventing It

- Bullying is a national public health problem affecting millions of students. Bullying that involves emotional or physical intimidation is associated with a major public health concern facing youth today. With the rapid increase in electronic or online communication, bullying is no longer limited to schools; cyberspace has been implicated as a new risky environment for bullying. This paper will review what is known about cyberbullying and what can be done to prevent it. Bullying can be described as repeated harmful events, which over time are directed at usual persons that are carried out by one or several other people who are stronger than the victim....   [tags: internet, cyber bullying]

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An Older Brother's Influence in James Baldwin’s Sonny’s Blues

- In James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues,” the unspoken brotherly bond between the narrator and his younger brother Sonny is illustrated through the narrator’s point of view. The two brothers have not spoken in years until the narrator receives a letter from Sonny after his daughter dies. He takes this moment as an important sign from Sonny and feels the need to respond. While both Sonny and the narrator live in separate worlds, all Sonny needs is a brother to care for him while the narrator finds himself in the past eventually learning his role as an older brother....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Sonny's Blues]

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Ando in the perspective of critical regionalism: Concrete Resistance

- Through this paper a comparative representation on the definition and background of the evolution of critical regionalism will be explored. Moreover through this essay, the arguments of how ‘Ando’s’ architectural approach is of a ‘critical regionalist’ manner will be examined significantly. The definition of critical regionalism is a direct approach to architecture that strives to oppose ‘placelessness’ and the apparent lack of identity and character in modern architecture through the use of building's geographical context....   [tags: Architecture]

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Language and Culture in the Lord of the Rings

- In the foreword to the second edition, Tolkien affirmed The Lord of the Rings “was primarily linguistic in inspiration and was begun in order to provide the necessary background or ‘history’ for Elvish tongues” (Tolkien 2004:xxii). Without a doubt, language is the foundation upon which Tolkien defines cultures and individuals: Tolkien’s invented languages, particularly those wholly alien to the Westron or ‘Common Speech,’ vividly reveal and reflect cultural differences in Middle-earth, but it is the manner in which an individual utilizes language that sets him apart from his contemporaries....   [tags: tolkien]

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Big Brother Is Watching You: 1984 by George Orwell

- “Big Brother is Watching You" (5). This humble phrase has become the foundation of the conspiracy theorists’ dialog. George Orwell may have written a warning novel in 1984, but there is little possibility that he could have predicted how close to reality his novel would truly develop. In the past 50 years, the world has become a much more dangerous place. Along with this danger has come a call for governments to do more to protect their citizens. This protection has changed over the years, but it has become more and more aggressive in order to protect the population from various so-called "threats"....   [tags: USA patriot act, 9/11, conspiracy theory]

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Use of Social Media Marketing Tools by Non-Profit Organizations

- Social media marketing is a simple option to add to the current promotional tactics being used by an organization. It is no longer optional; social media is mandatory for nonprofit organizations (Stengel). Studies have shown that many people think social media techniques complement traditional media; even more believe that blogs and social media influence the news coverage in traditional media tactics (Wright and Hinson 2008). There are a number of professionals that believe embracing social media is the only way for public relations to continue in the digital age....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube]

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The work of Bertolt Brecht for ideas and inspiration

- Rainer Werner Fassbinder is one of the most prominent Brechtian filmmakers of the New German Cinema Period. His work closely resembled that of Brecht which could be due to that they had similar ideologies and backgrounds in the sense that they both saw problems with the people of their country becoming passive consumers and less becoming active producers. This was achieved by making the audience aware of what they are watching and allowing them to see the political aesthetics. According to Alan Lovell, “Brecht’s political aesthetics have spawned due to capitalism and the development of consumption after World War Two in countries such as the United States and Japan.” What Lovell mean here...   [tags: radical filmakers, sixties, seventies, films]

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Effect of Personality, Biases, and Organizational Factors in Management

- The study of effective management reveals it is complex and can be a difficult balancing act even with training and experience. An effective manager needs to be able to lead and motivate their team while improving the organization’s standing and their own skills. Both conscious and unconscious factors may positively or negatively affect a manager’s success. A manager’s personality and biases as well as organizational culture and norms are just some of those factors. This paper will explore the effects of personality, biases, and organizational factors on the role of management utilizing the interview of, and the writer’s personal experience as an employee of, Chase Branch Manager, Regina Gei...   [tags: Managerial Skills, Manager Personality]

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Authors Teaching How to Live with Chaos and Change

- Humanity enjoys structure, from the streets with numeric organization, the times we wake up and go to sleep, to when we eat certain foods; if order is disturbed then people feel threatened and unsure of what to do. The twentieth century, with its chaotically quick changes, often made people uncertain about basic principles. To combat chaos, society had imposed a strict structure for people to follow. Society expected women to be in the kitchen, blacks to be servants to whites, the only love possible was between a strong man and a weak woman, and other conventions; everyone had a place in society and knew what the public expected of them....   [tags: open-minding to differing lifestyles]

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Analysis of Film Citizen Kane Produced by Orson Welles

- Even by today’s standards, Citizen Kane is an extraordinary movie, and it is full of complex filming techniques. Orson Welles produced the film Citizen Kane, and it is considered by some to be one of the greatest films of our time. Orson Welles shows the fragments of the life of Charles Foster Kane, attempting to explain a complex character. During the film, Kane hides his true feeling and emotions behind an impenetrable wall. Even at the end of the film, the audience still does not really get to understand who Charles Kane was....   [tags: character, feelings, rosebud, movie]

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The Existence of God in an Objective Reality

- The existence of God has been hotly debated among scholars throughout the centuries, but what do we know and what can we prove. What do the predominant religious and nonreligious thinkers past and present have to say about the nature of God. Where do they agree and disagree. Is there common ground on attributes of God which we may all agree and if so, is it plausible that this God exists or has ever existed. In the following pages we will explore this broad ranging and vitally important topic. We will restrict our discussion to the philosophical beliefs about the nature of God, and will attempt to arrive at a generalization of what it means to be called God....   [tags: Theology]

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New Media Alights the Realm of Art History

- What does the term New Media mean and how has it affected the study of Art History during its growth in the last six years. New Media means many things to many people but simply put, it’s an open to semi-open community for interactive dialog and relationships. “[New] media […] is increasingly more a site of coordination, because groups that see or hear or watch or listen to something [that “something” in particular to this essay, is Art History] can now gather.” (Shirky) The New Media has become a type of social communications tool, used in the ever-evolving world of the Internet....   [tags: Art History]

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Synchronous and Aynchronous Methodology: Comparing Blackboard and Wimba

- Synchronous and asynchronous methodology enhances course offerings in university teaching and promotes efficiency and effectiveness in today’s business practices. Society is surfing the web on television screens, and Internet – enabled mobile telephones, earning technical and terminal degrees online, thanks to the Internet and the World Wide Web, we attend meetings across the world never leaving home based offices. This is all possible, in the words of Pullen and Snow, 2007, because of simulteaching—a method of teaching and learning that uses both classroom and Internet technology....   [tags: Blackboard, Wimba]

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The Hero and Villain Paradigm in The Shining

- The Hero and Villain Paradigm in The Shining Kubrick’s film The Shining is a loose adaption of King’s novel with different implications and themes. When comparing Kubrick’s variations on theme and plot with King’s, the conclusions drawn from both the novel and the film are more meaningful. One of the most important differences is how the hero and villain paradigm is presented and how it influences the source of anxiety in both versions. By choosing to emphasize different areas of the story, the artists’ manipulate their audiences’ view of how the protagonist fits in the hero and villain spectrum....   [tags: Film Analysis, Character Development]

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The Shakespeare Theory of Seven Ages of Man

- Nowadays, information is the cornerstone of the modern enterprise and the web became the largest and most accessible information resources. The ability to gather, arrange, manipulate information with computers has given practice as well as for business people in order to manage information in an effective way. Information retrieval is a process and techniques of searching and interpreting information in order to store the data for easy retrieval when needed. The article entitled “Seven Ages of Information Retrieval”, the author who is Michael Lesk explained about the history or the beginning of information retrieval based on the theory of Vannevar Bush’s 1945, Warren Weaver in 1949 and also...   [tags: Development Information Retrieval]

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The Aesthetic Innovations in a Modernist Context

- William Faulkner, T.S. Eliot and Robert Frost all had an amazing ability to write and were at the forefront as literary authors of modernism which was not a period, but a faction, an attitude that focused on individualism, randomness of life, etc. Their writings were based on a worldly position that included most poets. They contributed intellectually to literature as well as made aesthetic innovations in a modernist context. Their uniqueness as authors set them apart from the average author of their day....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Increasing Phonemic Awareness with Lexia Reading Lessons

- Summary of Major Findings Based on the data collected all the students were able to improve on their understanding of phonemic awareness specifically in the identification and isolation of onset phonemes as measured by DIBELS-ISF. Over the course of the six week period of the action research project both the control group and the target group were able to improve not only their overall DIBELS-ISF score, but also the number of correct responses given to the phonemic probes. The target students that received intervention through the Lexia program on a whole made 23 percent greater gains than their counterparts in the control group....   [tags: Language ]

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Character Personality Types in Pride and Prejudice

- “Pride and Prejudice” was written by Jane Austin and published in 1813. Since its publication, Pride and Prejudice has remained a hugely popular book with multiple film adaptations. The success of “Pride and Prejudice” can be attributed to many factors such as its idyllic setting, the strained romance between the two main characters and the witty dialog. However, the relatability of the characters and the abundance of personality types reflected in modern society have made Pride and Prejudice one of the most loved books of all time....   [tags: Literature, Psychology]

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The Turkish Foreign Policy Under the AKP

- Question: How has the AKP’s foreign policy set it apart from earlier political parties and how has it changed Turkey’s role in the region. You must discuss “zero problems with neighbors”. Since the beginning of the modern Turkey, its foreign policies have had some certain specific features, which were affected by not only the international environment, such as the Cold War, the alliances and the European Union, but also domestic issues, such as the political coalitions, terrorism, etc. For example, following the emergence, between 1923 and 1930, Turkey focused on economic, social and political reforms to modernize and Westernize, while its foreign policy was based on the problems, which were...   [tags: AKP, Security, Strategy]

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Analysis of Charles Walker's Earthquake: Shaky Colonialism

- Earthquake: a series of vibrations induced in the earth’s crust by the abrupt rupture and rebound of rocks in which elastic strain has been slowly accumulating; something that is severely disruptive; upheaval (Shravan). Tsunami: an unusually large sea wave produced by a seaquake or undersea volcanic eruption (Shravan). Combine these two catastrophic natural disasters, and it will be a day that will forever live in infamy through terror; a day much like that of October 28, 1746 in Lima, Peru in which an entire city was destroyed within mere minutes....   [tags: natural disaster, tsunami, Peru]

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Analysis of Letter From A Birmingham Jail

- In the year of 1963, Martin Luther King was imprisoned for peacefully marching in a parade as a nonviolent campaign against segregation. In Martin Luther King’s essay “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” the paragraphs that have the most emotional appeal are, just as the critics say, paragraphs thirteen and fourteen. King tugs at the reader’s emotions in these specific paragraphs using very detailed examples about the difficult, heart-wrenching misfortunes that have happened to the African American society and what they had to endure on a daily basis in Birmingham by using metaphors, contrasts, alliteration, anaphora, and imagery....   [tags: martin luther king, emotional appeal, emotions]

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Racism and Stereotype in Karl Linder's Speech

- Racism is a fatal flaw in human society. Whole cultures could be eradicated or brought to the brink of destruction, such as when Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi regime, brought on the Holocaust. In his efforts to bring the Jews to extinction he captured and imprisoned the Jews into concentration camps separated from the rest of society. Karl Linder in his efforts to keep the community of Clybourne Park “pure” for his growing family, attempts to assert dominance over the Stoller family (the Caucasian family moving away) and the Younger family (the African American family moving in), as if attempting to create a reverse concentration camp....   [tags: nazi regime, holocaust, jews, concentrarion camps]

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Contribution to the Evolution of Distance Education

- Distance education as we know it materialized in the 1960s, and although it predominantly consisted as a self-directed learning method (correspondence courses, with textbooks and previously prepared lessons), it presented opportunities for the working populace to receive an education; however, it was also the foundation of an emerging issue which accompanied distance education and continued to adversely develop as time progressed, yet modern online learning has been enhanced by the theories of illustrious scholars....   [tags: education model, andragogy, interaction]

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Human Resource Challenges: Current and Future Issues

- Human Resources Challenges: Current and Future Issues According to the author, Human Resource is the “practices and policies needed to perform the personnel aspects of a managerial job” (Dessler, 2011, p. 2). Generally, HR focuses on state and federal laws as well as company responsibilities such as staff benefits and payroll and the hiring or termination of employees. In addition to concentrating on the workforce of a company, the HR manager works cohesively with other members of management....   [tags: job responsibilities, hiring, termination]

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Unequality in Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut

- Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.” Kurt Vonnegut portrays Aristotle’s philosophy brilliantly in his short story “Harrison Bergeron.” The story depicts the American government in the future mandating physical handicaps in an attempt to make everyone equal. Vonnegut describes a world where no one is allowed to excel in the areas of intelligence, athletics, or beauty. Yet, the inequalities among the people shine even brighter....   [tags: aristotle, society, god]

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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: When does it work?

- Developed in the 1980s, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) is a relatively new therapeutic approach that changes how the client looks at their situation. (Corey, 2012) SFBT is considered an optimistic-based therapeutic approach. SFBT is goal-oriented and future-focused that concentrates on solutions to the problems the individual is facing rather than the problem itself. (Corey, 2012) This positive approach assumes that each individual is competent and possesses and ingenuity necessary for solving their problems with the resources they already have....   [tags: SFBT, therapeutic approaches, psychology]

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The Relationship between African Americans and Racism

- The essence of this essay reveals the definition of human rights and the politics of its victimhood incorporating those that made a difference. Human Rights can be seen as having natural rights, a fixed basis in reality confirming its importance with a variety of roles; the role illuminated will be racial discrimination against African Americans. The Preamble suggests its determination to affirm human rights, rights for both men and women without the discrepancy of race. Sadly most people don’t know their rights, but do agree it’s based on respecting the individual, and as a human being we are entitled to it; who’s deserving and who’s not is not a determining factor, however being alive is....   [tags: human rights violations, politics]

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The Father Who Changed a Writer's Life

- ... At that moment an almost unending stream of traffic was going over the bridge.” (“The Judgment” 15), much like how Kafka always thought of dying, writing in his diary, "I would stand at the window for long periods, and was frequently tempted to amaze the toll collector on the bridge below by my plunge." (“Franz Kafka Biography”). Other parallels Kafka’s story shares are similiar situations he would find himself in with his father. One of these parallels is seen in both books, “The Judgment” and “Letter to my Father”....   [tags: Franz Kafka]

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Social Media: The New Public Relations Norm

- ... The most notable incident of this occurred recently just after the Boston bombings. News outlets raced to post stories first, resulting in formerly reputable outlets reporting incorrect information. In regards to public relations, inaccurate reporting can be extremely damaging to an organization and an individual’s reputation, and it can also ruin a firm or practitioner’s credibility in mere moments. Today’s modern world of communication is viewer’s choice, meaning public perception is vital to continued online and offline success....   [tags: strategic communication process]

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Demonstrative Communication: What We Do and Say

- Demonstrative communication is defined as a type of communication that observes nonverbal cues. Some examples of nonverbal cues are tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. Many people feel that these are not tell signs of communication but could not be any further from the truth. Communication is in everything that we do and say. Your tone of voice can tell someone if you are happy, sad, angry and even nervous. Think on a time when you were a child and you knew by the tone of your mother’s voice when she called you if you were in trouble or if your secret was kept a day longer....   [tags: nonverbal, tone, expressions, body, language]

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Audio Effects of The Family of Man

- From the first scene to the last, director and producer Stanley Kubrick, takes control of and masters all facets of the movie, especially the sound and audio effects. Director Stanley Kubrick uses audio effects to accentuate the plot. The audio effects are crucial to understanding the movies hidden meaning. He relies on the feelings and thoughts that he wants to be portrayed to come through the sounds that accompany the scenes and uses the audio to subtly convey information and emotions. Bill Blackmore’s critique of the use of sounds in “The Family of Man”, is mostly correct, with the exception of a few missed audio/ musical pieces that seem to have been overlooked that hold importance....   [tags: meaning, plot, audio, effect]

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Who I Find to Be a Hero

- Christina Northrup is a hero in my eyes cause she speaks from experience as a mother, parent and with medical knowledge on how to empower the” you” in women. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 1975 and practices in obstetrics and gynecology; she also is a renowned public speaker and author of Women’s Body’s, Women’s Wisdom, 1994. In this book she talks on ones sexuality, to how women can birth naturally and without medications or needless C-sections, and to become emotionally and physically aware of your own body....   [tags: Christina Northrup, advocate of women's health]

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Critical Analysis: Understanding Religion in the Workplace

- Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits intentional discrimination on the basis of religion and requires an employer to make reasonable efforts to accommodate religious practices of employees unless doing so would cause undue hardship to employer. Overall the number of EEOC cases with regard to religious discrimination has nearly doubled from 1997 where the reported cases were 1709 annually to 3721 cases in 2012 (US EEOC, 2012). The rise of cases in the US is primarily due to further diversity in the workplace and the employees embracing expressions of faith....   [tags: discrimination, employer, accomodations]

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Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

- In the Pearl poet’s Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, an epic talk emerges to reveal a man’s journey of honesty, morals, and honor. Sir Gawain accepts a challenge in place of his uncle King Arthur, with hidden tests and viable consequences. As Gawain begins his journey, he proudly upholds his knightly honor and seeks out his own death; however, Gawain gives into his human emotion and is soon distracted from his chivalrous motives. As a result of this distraction, Gawain is marked with a scar to show his dishonest and cowardly deception....   [tags: Sir Gawain and The Green Knight]

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