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Class Distinction Shown in The Prince and the Pauper

- In his book, The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain highlights class distinction very often. It plays an immensely important role in his novel, because Twain places his two main characters in the total extremes of the social class. Through these characters, Edward and Tom, Twain illustrates the vast difference between the high and low ends of the social class in England, shows how ignorant they were of each other, proves that a person's social status was determined by his appearance, and demonstrates that social status does not show the true worth of a person....   [tags: classism, class distinction, Mark Twain]

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Class Distinction in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

- Class distinction is one of Jane Austen’s themes in the novel, and the differentiation related to it is evidently depicted. Reading the novel from the first chapter, I realize that the author clearly illustrates that class is what matters most in many of the incidences displayed by the characters. Unless an individual is of a given class, the idea that he or she has money is not valued, since only birth in a certain background is what is of value. When a person openly values money over class, such a person is frowned upon....   [tags: class distinction, darcy]

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Distinction of Taste Through Hegemony Theory: An Updated Version of Tastes Effect on Social Class Through Television

- Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, takes a sociological stance on cultural taste and its effect on social class. Bourdieu argues, that taste is closely related to social class and indeed acts as a marker of class. He continues to make claims of how people learn of culture and how certain culture belongs to certain social classes who have the cultural competence to understand it. By investigating the educational system, Bourdieu was able to draw conclusions of how taste should be understood and its influence on cultural consumption....   [tags: Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction]

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The Distinction Between Mind and Body

- Evaluate the argument that Descartes makes based on clear and distinct perception for the distinction between mind and body In arguing for the distinction between mind and body, Descartes seeks to show that the two are independent substances and can exist separately. It will be useful to outline Descartes’ argument based on clear and distinct perception by listing his premises and conclusion. The essay will then analyse each premise in turn, arguing that the argument fails because his premises are faulty....   [tags: Psychology]

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Distinction between a Negotiation and an Argument

- The Problem The important distinction between a negotiation and an argument is a successful negotiation should end with mutual agreement. By the end, both party’s relationships should not be severed or damaged in anyway. Efficiency is also very important because no one wants to feel like he or she is wasting his or her time. The longer a negotiation lasts the more of a risk a person will lock in to a position. With any negotiation, the positions will flex and change as the sides reach a compromise....   [tags: the quest for mutual agreement]

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The Distinction between Mind and Body

- ... Even if my body were to be only a product of my senses alone, I know for a fact that my mind, or soul, must exist in this universe. This leads to Descartes’s belief that he must exist. Because he has the ability to think he exists, that proves he has something of existence in at least the non-physical world. “I have convinced myself that there is nothing in the world – no sky, no earth, no minds, and no bodies. Doesn’t it follow that I don’t exist. No, surely I exist if it’s me who is convinced of something,” (Norman 341)....   [tags: doubters, trustworthy, truth, inaccruate]

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Descartes and the Real Distinction

- Descartes' formulation of what he calls the “Real Distinction” has proved foundational to our modern concepts of being and consciousness. His contention has irreversibly influenced the fields of psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and others while cementing into the popular consciousness the notion of a definite dichotomy between the mind and the body. In this paper, I will flesh out what Descartes' meant by the term “real distinction,” discuss the arguments he uses in its' defense, and then argue myself that this distinction between mind and body (at least as Descartes frames it) goes much too far, and that it is a much more viable probability to believe that mind and body are actually i...   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Distinction Between Crime and Deviance

- ... However, Britain is such a culturally diverse country the concept of deviance can be somewhat complicated; what may be classed as deviant behaviour in one group may well be completely acceptable behaviour in another (Cliffnotes, 2013). Hagan also divides Deviance into two categories; Social Deviations are behaviours that affect how they are judged by others, betrayal or playing pranks for example may cause some form of disdain, but is not harmful to society. Hagan addresses the second category as Social Diversions; this term also gives reference to how society perceives others....   [tags: criminal law, criminal act, statistics]

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Distinction in Leadership and Management

- A leader is one who is in authority that tell others what to do, or so I thought till the commencement of leadership 1. As I progressed through the course, I realised that there is more to being a leader than I ever imagined. Peter Drucker once said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” (Drucker, n.d.) This is a statement that I would have never understood but from this course I do. Using the knowledge acquired so far from this course in topics such as pragmatic leadership, pleasing the masses and more, I believe none could have said it better than Peter Drucker did and I will prove this rationalization....   [tags: direction, coordinates, plan]

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The Distinction Between Passive and Active Euthanasia

- Rachel argues that ‘[T]he distinction between passive and active euthanasia is thought to be crucial for medical ethics. The idea is that it is permissible, at least in some cases, to withhold treatment and allow a patient to die.’ The law has drawn a clear distinction between the removal of life sustaining treatment that causes death and a request for assistance in ending life. Passive euthanasia is considered lawful whereas active euthanasia is unlawful as per the Suicide Act . In Bland a distinction was made between killing through an act and letting die through an omission....   [tags: medical ethics]

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Ti Yong Distinction

- With the Industrial Revolution and Age of Imperialism intensifying among Western nations in the 19th century, China faced an impending threat to its ancient cultural values. Pressured to adapt to the changing global environment but fearful of losing its traditional identity, China and its reform leaders have since attempted to incorporate a “ti-yong” distinction between utilizing Western function and preserving Chinese values, most notably in the Self-Strengthening movement beginning in 1860 and Deng Xiaopeng’s economic reforms of the 1980s....   [tags: China, modernization, Qing, Deng, economic reform]

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Distinction between Analytic and Synthetic Naturalism

- In this paper, I will examine the distinction between analytic and synthetic naturalism. This division was first proposed by Kant in his attempt to find evidence for the fact that there seemed to be knowledge that was known independent from any particular experience (a priori), which was shared by all.(WEST) The goal is show that in the synthetic naturalism is plausible theory in meta-ethics, although it faces major criticism. I- Analytic Naturalism Analytic naturalism involves making the claim that moral properties, like morally wrong, are synonymous with natural properties....   [tags: meta-ethics theory, Kant, philosophical analysis]

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The Healthy-Mindedness and the Sick-Soul Distinction

- The Healthy-Mindedness and the Sick-Soul Distinction Healthy-mindedness and its relations to religion is a popular topic in the novel “The Varieties of the Religious Experience” by William James. The religion of the healthy-mindedness comes into light in the fourth and fifth lecture where James describes the healthy minded individuals as having a thought process that minimizes or sometimes ignores the evil of existence. James does not seem to agree with the healthy-minded ways but he does dissect them for the reader....   [tags: Individual, Mind, Experiences]

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The Distinction Between the Mind and Body

- The Distinction Between the Mind and Body Some would choose to declare that every human being is both a body and a mind. Both being gelled together until death, than having the mind go on to exist and the body being lifeless. A person lives throughout two collateral histories, one having to do with what happens to the body and in it, and the other being what happens in and to the mind. What happens to the body is public and what happens to the mind is private. The events which reply to the body consist of the physical world, and the events of the mind consist of the mental world....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance and Distinction of Coral Reefs

- The Importance and Distinction of Coral Reefs Nestled in tropical ocean waters, coral reefs provide valuable resources to both human and marine life. Coral reefs are estimated to contain one-quarter of the undersea world's diverse species while covering less than 0.2 % of the ocean floor. However, coral reefs are in serious danger due to both natural and man-made causes (Edmonds, 1998). Population growth and development has altered the coral reef environment. Destructive fishing practices, land-based sources of pollution such as agricultural runoff, and excessive coastal development all have detrimental effects on delicate reefs....   [tags: Papers]

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Duty versus Charity: Why a Distinction is Essential

- ... Here lies the major difference between the two – a duty is something that must be done in order for the existence of society, whereas charity is voluntary and uncompelled. It is this distinction that Singer wishes to erase, or at least blur. He wants to make monetary help to the distant needy a dutiable action rather than charity on a moral level. In fact, Singer proposes that everyone who possesses a reasonable amount of resources must donate a significant portion of their wealth and assets, reducing their self to “the level of marginal utility” (Singer 32)....   [tags: Peter Singer's article Famine]

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The Nursing Field In Need of Distinction of BSN and ADN Practices

- ... The difference between a profession and an occupation is certainly debatable. The most basic distinction between the two is that a profession requires specific education before entering the field. Another basic difference is the life long commitment to a certain field contrary to occupations that are for the meantime. There are two types of nurses and both are necessary for optimal health care function. There is the 'technical nurse' and the 'professional nurse' (Hess, 1996). A technical nurse has experience with hospital skills, and techniques, as well as are trained in what signs and symptoms to expect....   [tags: career, health care, education]

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David Hume's Distinction Between Natural and Artificial Virtues

- In David Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature, he divides the virtues of human beings into two types: natural and artificial. He argues that laws are artificial and a human invention. Therefore, he makes the point that justice is an artificial virtue instead of a natural virtue. He believed that human beings are moral by nature – they were born with some sense of morality and that in order to understand our “moral conceptions,” studying human psychology is the key (Moehler). In this paper, I will argue for Hume’s distinction between the natural and artificial virtues....   [tags: A Treatise of Human Nature]

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Class Distinction in Pygmalion

- The play Pygmalion offers the readers a view on the theme of class distinction, and the problem of the barriers separating classes and people. Shaw reveals to us the truth about the artificiality of classes and how anybody can overcome them, He also shows us that society puts up high standards and that people are distinguished by their way of speaking, and their appearance alone and of course that's wrong. In the first act of Pygmalion, Shaw chooses a setting that really helped shedding light on this theme, for he chose the st....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Islamic Subversion of the Existence-Essence Distinction?

- Suhrawardí and the philosophy of Light Mysticism ABSTRACT: The distinction between existence and essence within contingent beings is one of the foundational, hegemonic ideas of the discourse of medieval philosophy. Building upon neo-Platonic precursors, thinkers such as Avicenna, Aquinas and William of Auvergne discussed this issue and debated the nature of the distinction. However, one Islamic philosopher who was to have a lasting impact upon the development of philosophical discourse in Iran, subverted the traditional Peripatetic visions of reality and brought into question the very nature of half of the distinction — existence....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Plato's Concept of the Body and Soul Distinction

- Plato's Concept of the Body and Soul Distinction A:Plato believed that humans could be broken down into 3 parts: the body, the mind and the soul. The body is the physical part of the body that is only concerned with the material world, and through which we are able to experience the world we live in. it wants to experience self-gratification. It is mortal, and when it dies, it is truly dead. The mind is directed towards the heavenly realm of Ideas, and is immortal. It is with our minds that we are able to understand the eternal world of the Forms....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of Social Class Distinction in America

- According to Paul Fussell, and his essay, class is a “touchy subject.” Class is often noted as “any group of plants or animals.” However, when it comes to defining class as social distinctions, the word becomes more complex. The social class structure has remained “murky” over the years, and to most Americans, extremely complicated. In today’s society, social class has become more and more intricate, but it has never been set to where Americans feel comfortable in their own skin. Today, when talking about social class, people tend to get upset about the subject....   [tags: social issues]

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The Distinction Between an Unfair Prejudice Petition and a Statutory Derivative Action

- The unfair prejudice petition has always been regarded as the easier and more flexible option for minority shareholders’ protection compared to the statutory derivative action. The restrictive leave requirements under the statutory derivative claim where the concept of prima facie, good faith and ratification have been interpreted within the confines of the origins in the case of Foss v Harbottle do not add any appeal the statutory derivative claim. Further, the approach in relation to granting indemnity costs orders which is rather limited does not in any way encourage any potential claimant to pursue a derivative action....   [tags: court, jurisdiction, shareholders]

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Relation and Distinction Between Criminal Men Alongside Delinquency or Subcultures

- ... These works both relate to each other because … However, they also differentiate from each other being that … Criminal Man According to the Classification of Cesare Lombroso, Gina Lombroso-Ferrero speaks about the research and the work of her beloved father. Cesare Lombroso depicts the thought that most criminals had an urge to commit crimes due to their unrefined nature rather than acting out of mens rea. Through the examination of the body, Lombroso wanted to gain an understanding of criminals by examining the human body, which would then allow him to comprehend ways of preventing crime....   [tags: theories of crime]

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Relation and Distinction Between Criminal Men Alongside Delinquency/Subcultures

- Relation and Distinction Between Criminal Men Alongside Delinquency/Subcultures Theories of crime are developed to seek an explanation of crime and criminal behavior. Jurisprudence, sociology psychology and biology are areas of studies where majority of these theories are derived from. An essential point in the study of crime is to begin with a simple foundation, learning about criminals themselves (Lombroso-Ferrero XXII). With a basis as such, it then makes it more understanding for one to theorize about delinquency and opportunity....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Crime Theory]

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Higher and Lower Pleasures: Their Effects on Millian Utilitarianism

- In this paper, I examine Mill’s distinction between higher and lower pleasures that he presents in his Utilitarianism. Then, I raise objections to Mill’s distinction by focusing on the ambiguity of his definition of pleasures and his concept of the competent judge. I conclude that, with a recalculation of the definition of pleasures, his distinction of higher and lower pleasures can support a broader theory of utilitarianism. 1. Examining Mill’s Distinction Utilitarianism is a moral theory that is rooted in the belief that happiness, which is understood as pleasure and the privation of pain, is the only thing that is intrinsically good....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Mill's Distinction]

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The Social Upheaval in Persuasion by Jane Austin

- In the novel Persuasion, Jane Austin presents a story about the marriage of the main character Anne Elliot. In doing so she paints a picture of British society in the early 1800s when Britain was ending it’s war with France. She writes of the British Empire, which is characterized by the Navy officers returning home, and she writes of the social divisions of the time in the form of the distinction between the different classes of society. The major change that seems to be occurring in the novel at this time is the social upheaval caused by Navy men returning from war with enough prestige and money to associate with (and even marry) those of the old landowning class....   [tags: class distinction, social hierarchy ]

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American Express and Its Tactics to Reach Out to Its Customers

- “Consumers today is on the go, multitasking and reaching them is much more difficult than it used to be. Habits are changing high tech gadgets are a must and music and TV is dialed up on demand dictated by the consumers. Consumers are choosing how they want to interact with the environment on their turns. A trend that has created many challenges for companies that are seeking new customers. No longer do American Express has just a captive audience watching three networks or going to the mailbox as their only incoming source of information and correspondents....   [tags: wallet, distinction, creativity]

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The Importance of Fashion as a Social Hierarchy Statement

- ... The field fashion is like doors which one unlocks in order to gain various accesses. To be in the show one must have a ticket and, one’s social capital determines one either to be in the exhibition hall or to be in the catwalk theatre. This is so because not everyone can gain access to the event unless there are belonging to the field; as when one is in the field there also gain a ticket to go to an after party hence bringing the aspect that if one does not have social capital there are less chances of them to be recognised....   [tags: cultural capital, mark of distinction]

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Modern Business Tools: Data Mining and Data Warehousing

- Data mining and Data warehousing are used daily in a wide variety of contexts. In today’s corporate world, decisions must be made rapidly and with the maximum amount of knowledge. Data warehousing is the process in which data from multiple sources is combined and stored in one common database (Gutierrez). The fundamental concept of data warehousing is the distinction between data and information. Data is observable and recordable facts but only comes to have value when it is presented as information....   [tags: distinction between data and information]

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Advocating for Uniform Use in Schools

- Marian Wilde accounts in her article, Do uniforms make schools better?, that Virginia Draa, assistant professor at Youngstown State University was amazed by the results of the research involving 64 public schools in Ohio with guidelines of wearing uniform. Ms. Draa said, "I really went into this thinking uniforms don't make a difference, but I came away seeing that they do.” She agreed that the “attendance, graduation and proficiency pass rates” of these schools improved significantly (Wilde). There are more reasons to advocate the wearing of uniforms such as it save time to set up, it cost less money to buy, it removes social and economic distinction in the campus....   [tags: focus, graduation, distinction]

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Leibniz's Distinction Between Natural and Artificial Machines

- Leibniz's Distinction Between Natural and Artificial Machines ABSTRACT: I maintain that Leibniz's distinction between 'organic machines of nature' and the artificial machine that we produce cannot be adequately understood simply in terms of differing orders of structural complexity. It is not simply that natural machines, having been made by God, are infinitely more complex than the products of our own artifice. Instead, Leibniz's distinction is a thoroughly metaphysical one, having its root in his belief that every natural machine is a corporeal substance, the unity and identity conditions of which derive ultimately from its substantial form....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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Progressive Versus Flat Taxes

- Whether or not the United States government should adopt a flat tax system in place of its current progressive tax system has been a hotly debated topic for decades. A flat tax is a tax system which refers to a tax on household income that is the same amount for each household- regardless of income level. The United States currently implements a progressive tax system, meaning that high-income earners pay taxes at a higher rate than low-income earners. The two systems differ greatly in their objectives and methods of execution and typically cause a good deal of unrest amongst lawmakers and citizens alike....   [tags: household income, class distinction]

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Hume's Argument on the Distinction Benevolence and Self-love

- Hume's Argument on the Distinction Benevolence and Self-love In his Enquiry Concerning the Principle of Morals, Hume rebukes the arguments of skeptical, philosophers who deny the existence of moral distinctions. He doubts that an individual can be so indifferent that he or she is unable to distinguish between right and wrong. Hume believes that the differences between men arise from nature, from habit, and from education. Hume believes no skeptic, no matter how doubtful, can claim that there are absolutely no moral distinctions....   [tags: Papers]

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Descartes’ Arguments for the Real Distinction of Mind and Body

- Descartes’ Arguments for the Real Distinction of Mind and Body Descartes argues has three main arguments for minds and bodies being two different distinct types of substance. These are known as arguments for substance dualism and are as follows. * The Argument from doubt : Descartes argues that while he could pretend or think that he had no body and therefore did not exist in any place, he could not think or pretend he had no mind, as merely having a doubt that he had a mind proves that he does....   [tags: Papers]

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Addiction vs Physical Dependence - Important Distinction

- Addiction is a nasty word. Especially when applied to those who are physically dependent upon analgesics or painkillers. Though the definitions of addiction vary, most addicts are pigeonholed into one negative category. Some painkiller addicts – including celebrities such as right-wing radio host, Rush Limbaugh, singer/actress Courtney Love, and “Friends” star Matthew Perry – can obtain a bad reputation for becoming dependent; others simply need them in order to survive their day to day lives. Judy*, 53, is a high school teacher from Williamsburg, Virginia....   [tags: Dependence vs. Addiction]

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Mind-body Distinction

- “Mind-Body distinction” We usually view the mind as the brain and body as something physical. The mind may be better known and understood when one is thinking. When thinking, the mind is made up purely of thoughts and the body is an extension. The mind is telling the body what to do. The mind is a mental entity and the brain itself is the physical body. Although one can not have a mind with out a brain, the mind and brain differ in which one is mental and the other physical. Together the mind and body are like a foundation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Social Class Distinction in Sir Gawain and the Green knight

- ... King Arthur and his “full beauteous” wife Queen Guinevere were “set in the midst, placed on the rich dais adorned all about” (Neilson 3). During this time, royal monarchs often hosted large illustrious gatherings in order to display their wealth, prestige and power. This display of rank is evident when the all powerful “King Arthur and the other knights watch approvingly as Sir Gawain advances” to take the place of his cherished king and accept the Green Knights challenge (Swanson 1). Randy Schiff further clarifies the difference between kings and knights in medieval times when he states, “ Displaying his mastery of courtly deference, Gawain in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” publicly...   [tags: medievel, england, poem]

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The Hindrance of Escalation

- The Hindrance of Escalation The Industrial Revolution brought with it a new form of class distinction; society did away with feudal lords, vassals, guild-masters, and serfs to embrace that of the bourgeoisie proletariat relationship. The bourgeoisie class, consisting of the modern capitalists, are the employers of wage laborers and owners of the means of production. The proletariat class is the much less fortunate modern wage-laborer; they do not have their own means of production and therefore must sell their labor in order to survive....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Society Distinction, Cultur]

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Purity and Social Distinction in Persepolis and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

- The two novels - Persepolis, and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, both raise issues of social distinction, and separation, along with Identity and Purity issues in social classes. Social distinction in both novels involved birth status and the balancing of understanding the place of inferiority in their related cultures. In the novel, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, social class plays a role in the significance of your stature in society. Linda Brent, the protagonist of the novel, deals with separation from her parents, her siblings, and later her children- due to being born a slave....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Importance of Distinction in Literary Theory and Criticism

- It has been said, From the hour of the invention of printing, books, and not kings, were to rule the world. Weapons forged in the mind, keen-edged, and brighter than a sunbeam, were to supplant the sword and battle-axe. Books. lighthouses built on the sea of time. Books. by whose sorcery the whole pageantry of the world's history moves in solemn procession before our eyes. From their pages great souls look down in all their grandeur, undimmed by the faults and follies of earthly existence, consecrated by time (Whipple 386)....   [tags: Literature]

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Distrinction between Sex, Gender, and Society

- ... Does sex necessarily determine gender. Harold Garfinkel, a sociologist, conducted a study on Agnes, who was originally born a man and went through a sex-change surgery in order to be made into a woman. In his article, “Passing and the Managed Achievements of Sex Status in an Intersexed Person,” Agnes claims that she had always felt and been like a girl (65). With this said, we cannot assume that sex (genitalia) is the only source that determine gender, because in Agnes we see a cognizance that seems to have contributed in the construction of her gender identity even before she was physically turned into a woman....   [tags: attitude, behavior, social]

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The Distinction of Social Classes in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

- By the later part of the 1800’s New York and Chicago were some of the largest cities in the world and both had populations that exceeded a million. With the growing population, the economy’s stability began to fluctuate. The instability within the states gave rise to two distinct populations within America, the upper and the working classes. Theodore Dreiser, knowing the volatile state America was built upon, highlighted the economic differences between the wealthy and the poor in his novel Sister Carrie....   [tags: economics, wealth, income]

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The Distinction Between Deep, Surface and Strategic Approaches to Learning

- In this research of the topic, I will firstly examine the ‘characteristics’ of students who take deep, surface or strategic approaches to learning in higher education, and explore how these approaches are distinct from each other using literature from notable authors researching the topic of ‘approaches to learning’ mainly in higher education. Secondly, I will consider the ‘usefulness’ of these concepts in understanding how students learn and address any strengths; and implications or debate arising from them....   [tags: Education ]

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Social Class Distinction in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- Have you ever thought of how social and economic classes work into a capitalist system. Marxists believe that different social and economic classes should be equal. In the book the “Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald these classes are very much defined and show the flaws and reality of how social and economic classes are viewed through Marxists. Viewing the classes through vulgar Marxists the characters attempting to climb social and economical ladders in the book are not accepted and rejected from upper class individuals....   [tags: the great gatsby]

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Analysis of Descartes’ Mind/Body Distinction

- In his Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes states “I have a clear and distinct idea of myself, in as far as I am only a thinking and unextended thing, and as, on the other hand, I possess a distinct idea of body, in as far as it is only an extended and unthinking thing”. [1] The concept that the mind is an intangible, thinking entity while the body is a tangible entity not capable of thought is known as Cartesian Dualism. The purpose of this essay is to examine how Descartes tries to prove that the mind or soul is, in its essential nature, entirely distinct from the body and whether or not he is successful....   [tags: Descartes Meditation One 2014]

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Logos and Taglines: Distinctions in Marketing

- Distinction in Marketing In marketing, understanding the importance of brand identity plays a major role in your business and ensuring that your product distinguishes itself from your competitors. A key to establishing your product as a well-known entity that burrows itself into the psyche of your target customer base¬¬¬ are your company’s logo and tagline. These two trademarks of your company are how your customers recognize your business and identify with the products your company sells. Therefore, when starting a business extensive research and creativity should go into choosing both a logo and a tagline that differentiates your product from all others within your market....   [tags: Marketing]

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The Comparison of Themes Between Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm

- ... Themes such as power versus justice is explained in Animal Farm. Social justice is well known today in society. Issues such as social hierarchical structure and wrongful representative of citizens are problems that are significant to those that have power. Corruption, lies, and greed stand in the way of the form of justice. Quoted by Paul Kirchner, Animal Farm shows that totalitarianism, in socialist clothing ends in the very evils of capitalism that led Orwell in 1941 to consider socially, inevitable (766)....   [tags: golding, orwell, spiritual distinction]

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Analysis of the Head Start Program

- The purpose of this essay is to offer a concise description of the Head Start program, discuss the historical background of the policy, and analyze the economic and political forces that have influenced the development of the program. The essay also seeks to evaluate both the manifest and latent functions of the policy, consider the current debate around Head Start, describe the ideologies and values that have framed the debate around Head Start, and offer recommendations regarding the program. Head Start Program Overview of the Policy The Head Start Program, typically referred to solely as Head Start, is offered by the U.S....   [tags: Educational Policy, Class Distinction]

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What Are the Distinctions Between Leaders and Managers

- What are the Distinctions between Leaders and Managers. To start our discussion in nonprofit leadership, it is important to accurately describe what leadership is and what it is not. When the term leadership is discussed, the term management is elaborated on as well. These terms are often used improperly and in many cases considered by many to have the same meaning or definition. Both of these terms have very clear and precise definitions. The dictionary defines management as the conducting or supervising something as a business....   [tags: leadership, managing, nonprofit organizations]

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Distinctions and Comparisons between Aristotle and Plato

- The ideas introduced by Plato on the theory of forms, where deducted and critiqued by Aristotle. Both philosophers can be viewed as having opposing ideologies. Nonetheless, Plato and Aristotle are in agreement on certain factors of their philosophy. Many have scrutinized and compared the dissimilarities and similarities of Aristotle's doctrine of categories and Plato's theory of forms. The observations found are of an interesting nature. The beauty behind the writings of Plato is to not accept what is interpreted through the senses....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Importance of Disctinction Between Knowledge and Belief in Philosophy

- The Importance of Disctinction Between Knowledge and Belief in Philosophy To try and decipher the distinction between knowledge and belief we must first understand what the meaning of Philosophy is. In its simplest definition it translates to “the love of wisdom” taken from the Greek word “philo” which means love and “sophia” meaning wisdom. Philosophers love to know the truth about the general principles of the world and they pursue the truth in these. Through the ages many philosophers have been on a personal quest to discover the principles of the universe and explain what is meant by knowledge and belief....   [tags: Papers]

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Interpretating Locke's Distinctions Between Primary and Secondary Qualities

- To effectively evaluate interpretations of Locke’s distinction between primary qualities and secondary qualities it is imperative to understand the definitions he applies to each respective term. The foundation of Locke’s argument(s) and interpretation(s) hinges on the acknowledgement of this distinction. Locke describes primary qualities as “utterly inseparable from the body,” and that they additionally have the ability to “produce simple ideas in us” (The Empiricists, page 19). Locke also notes that primary qualities of an object often relate to “solidity, extension, figure, motion or rest, and number” (The Empiricists, page 19)....   [tags: properties, fundamental, ideas]

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Class Distinctions in World War I

- Class Distinctions in World War I Pat Barker's novel Regeneration explores the effects that World War I has on the human condition and more specifically on the condition of the British people. One particular area of exploration is the detrimental presence of class distinctions within the ranks of the British military. This issue of class distinction is addressed specifically on pages 66 and 67 of the novel through a conversation between Billy Prior and Dr. Rivers. The characters' discussion reinforces Barker's theme of the injustices of these class distinctions and the harm they produce on the war front....   [tags: British History]

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Comparative Formal Analysis; Similar on Account of Distinctions

- Comparative Formal Analysis; Similar on Account of Distinctions The analysis of a work of art can help the viewer, and the reader of the analysis for that matter, to better understand the relationships of the physical elements of the piece. This kind of analysis can then lead the viewer or reader on the pathway of comprising a richer understanding and appreciation of the mood created through the physical criteria of form. Analyzing two works that both embody a few common characteristics can help one to understand more thoroughly not only each of the two pieces independently, but the two together, comparatively....   [tags: Art Madonna Child Artistic Essays]

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The Role of Language in Creating and Reinforcing Social Distinctions Such as Class, Ethnicity, and Gender

- The Role of Language in Creating and Reinforcing Social Distinctions Such as Class, Ethnicity, and Gender It is said in a myth that people were once trying to build a giant latter to heaven so God made them all diverse by making portions of the people look different and speak different language. The now diverse people of earth felt annoyed and human nature took its ugly toll and separation and distinctions were made, they all scatter throughout the world. God did this so that the people would not be able to communicate therefore not be able to build the great ladder that was threatening heaven....   [tags: Papers]

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Class Distinctions in WW2 Literature

- Class Distinctions in WW2 Literature In nearly every culture, certain distinctions exist which elevate particular members of society above others. These distinctions may be based upon age, wisdom, ancestry, gender or profession, but more often than not, class lines seem to be drawn on the basis of wealth. While the existence of these status groups may be harmless, when prejudice prevents the movement of individuals or social groups between and within classes, valuable human resources are being put to waste....   [tags: Papers]

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Class Distinctions in America

- The ideal concept of American society is one in which all of the citizens are treated equal in all every realm and situation. Class, race or gender does not divide the utopian America; everyone is afforded the same opportunities and chances for success. In this chimerical state Americans are able to go as far as their dreams allow and with hard work and perseverance any thing is possible. Many Americans subscribe to this pluralist view of the Country, believing that within our democratic system it is the majority who maintains control and sets policy....   [tags: Sociology]

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Distinctions Between High and Popular Cultures

- Distinctions Between High and Popular Cultures Culture, in sociology, is the beliefs, behaviour, language, and entire way of life of a particular group of people at a particular time. Culture includes traditions, ceremonies, and works of art, inventions, technology, and habits. Culture distinguishes human beings from other animals, in that humans are able to make patterns of behaviour for themselves, and are able to transmit these from person to person and through generations. Sociologists are interested in how cultures emerge and develop, looking into the social conditions behind different cultures, and in doing so they examine the way standards and values operate as...   [tags: Papers]

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Class Distinctions and Internal Struggle in the Works of James Joyce

- Class Distinctions and Internal Struggle in the Works of James Joyce       In the early twentieth century, Ireland, and more specifically Dublin, was a place defined by class distinctions. There were the wealthy, worldly upper-class who owned large, stately townhouses in the luxurious neighborhoods and the less fortunate, uneducated poor who lived in any shack they could afford in the middle of the city. For the most part, the affluent class was Protestant, while the struggling workers were overwhelmingly Catholic....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Primary Causes and Effects of Domestic Violence

- Domestic violence is a global issue reaching across national boundaries as well as socio-economic, cultural, racial and class distinctions (Singh et al., 2010). It is a problem without frontiers. Not only is the problem widely dispersed geographically but its incidence is also extensive, making it a typical and accepted behavior (Kaur & Garg, 2008). However, this issue has only been a focus of concern and research within recent times. Domestic violence is not an isolated, individual event but rather a pattern of repeated behaviors that the abuser uses to gain power and control over the victim (Bragg, 2003)....   [tags: global issue, racial and class distinctions]

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The Central Distinctions Between Psychological and Theological Accounts of the Nature and Role of Conscience

- The Central Distinctions Between Psychological and Theological Accounts of the Nature and Role of Conscience The biggest of distinctions that obviously accounts for all the rest, is that theological accounts of conscience rely on the existence of God, whereas psychological ones do not. However, this is not to say that there are two simple ideas about conscience. The terms ‘psychological’ and ‘theological’ are very broad in terms of conscience, and although thinkers within each grouping have some basic similarities there are many different ideas within both groups....   [tags: Papers]

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The Distinctions Between Screened Host, Screened Subnet and DMZ Perimeter Security Architectures

- The Distinctions Between Screened Host, Screened Subnet and DMZ Perimeter Security Architectures Screen Host: The screened host firewall s a more flexible firewall than the dual-homed gateway firewall, however the flexibility is achieved with some cost to security. The screened host firewall is often appropriate for sites that need more flexibility than that provided by the dual-homed gateway firewall. The screened host firewall combines a packet-filtering router with an application gateway located on the protected subnet side of the router.gif The application gateway needs only one network interface....   [tags: Computer Firewall Network]

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The Effect of Distraction on Exercise Intensity

- Before studying how distraction affects exercise and related physiological responses, it is important to examine previous research related to this topic. There is limited work done in this area but there are tangent matters of importance. To achieve the optimal health benefits from exercise the research supports the notion that it is necessary to exercise at a prescribed exercise intensity for a prescribed duration. Disruption in maintaining the prescribed exercise intensity may not allow the desired benefit from the exercise performed....   [tags: exericse, psychology, distraction, ]

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Does A Second Language In Early Life Affect a Native Language?

- Language acquisition is the process whereby children acquire the capacity to identify and comprehend a language either native or a second language. Most children learn a language through observation and listening and from there, they learn to copy what they hear and pronounce it. Many children learn to speak through sounds and vocabulary by imitating what the people around them, speak. Children are exposed to a language and this exposure helps them to be able to interact with the rest of the people....   [tags: PreProduction Stage, Sound Distinctions]

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Uniforms--One Less Distraction

- At first glance, fashion might seem to have very little to do with learning, but as the saying goes, “The clothes make the man,” or in this case “The clothes makes the student”— mandatory uniform policy has made a distinct difference in many schools everywhere. Throughout the last decade, the implementation of such rulings has been on the rise, bringing about waves of debate among students, parents, and teachers. Today, as the number of incidents related to bullying, teen suicides, and gang violence continue to escalate, it has become necessary for educators to provide students with emotional and social support, as well as the traditional academic curriculum....   [tags: Uniform Policy, Schools, Fashion]

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Enders Game: The Parallels and Distinctions of Bean and Ender

-       Bean and Ender have many similarities that set them apart from their peers in times of peril. Their intelligence made them the most promising weapon in the war against the buggers, rating highest among the smartest children in the world. This is surprising on account of the dissimilarities of their lifestyles before they went to battle school. However, before and during battle school Bean and Ender had to cope with being small. Ender and Bean were both prodigies in their time, but ironically they had completely different personalities....   [tags: Ender's Game Bean Ender Essays]

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Baroque Art

- After the Protestant Reformation began to take hold, the Catholic Church responded with their own Counter Reformation. To combat the spread of Protestantism, the Church developed a new style of art that was dramatic, full of emotion, and very realistic. This new style, which came to be known as Baroque, contrasted with the genre paintings of the Protestant North that were often used to teach moral lessons (Sullivan). Originating in Italy in the 16th century, it was used by the Church to retain followers by depicting religious scenes that were expressive, visually interesting, and interactive (Fiero 203)....   [tags: Class Distinctions, Counter Reformation]

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Class Distinictions in Pygmalion

- Class Distinictions in Pygmalion Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw, is a thrilling drama in which a scientist of phonetics tries to transform a cockney speaking Covent Garden flower girl into a woman as poised and well-spoken as a duchess. The play considers some of the illusions of the class distinctions. This is represented by the characters, their situations, and their aphoristic comments. Eliza Doolittle starts out as a sassy, smart-mouthed flower girl with disgraceful English. See goes to see Professor Higgins to see if he will teach her to speak properly and act more like a lady....   [tags: essays papers]

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School Uniforms Are an Important Tool To Allow Students To Learn Without Distraction

- The before school arguments over what to wear, and the ridiculous pricing of fashionable brand clothing, have become a harsh reality to many parents and their children. Because children feel a deep need to fit in with their peers, they face the never ending contest of comparison and stereotypes. On the other hand, many students do not have families that can provide them with the newest, sought after clothing and struggle to do so even when getting clothes from thrift stores and hand me downs. At the same time, in some schools gang signs and gang related clothing can be an issue, as well as fights and violence....   [tags: eliminating distraction due to fashion trends]

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A Distraction During the Great Depression

- During the Great Depression, everyone was looking for a distraction from the terrible times around them. One way to put their mind at ease was to go to the theater and watch movies. Even during this era of distress, 60 to 80 million people a week still managed to go to the movies. Comedies were a great way to look at the bright side of situations and to put off the stress. In contrast, gangster films showed the fear that maybe what you are doing is not enough to get by and it would be nearly impossible to survive this economic crisis....   [tags: movies, work, factory]

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Disfunction in Buried Child by Sam Shepard

- Disfunction in Buried Child by Sam Shepard The main idea of Sam Shepard's, "Buried Child" is dis-function. Set in typical Shepard fashion, he creates what can be described as a typical, run of the mill American family. However, it is not long intothe playr that the reader realizes that not only is this not the case, but this family may in fact be the most dis-functional in all of America. It is immediately made clear to the reader that something is not quite right. Dodge, the grandfather of the extended family, is seemingly on his death bed and his wife, Halie, doesn't appear to be overly sympathetic, as her concern towards him seems more obligatory than anything else....   [tags: Papers]

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The Consequences of Driving and Distraction

- ... The three main types of distractions are visual, manual and cognitive. Visual is physically taking your eyes off the road. Manual is physically taking your hands off the wheel. Cognitive is taking your mind off the road. talk. Some kids and adults do get away with it, but there are many more that do not. The U.S. government created a website called, to address the problems of distracted driving. On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, secretary of transportation, Ray Lahood, stated that “any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off your primary task: driving safely”, distraction occurs, increasing your risk of crashing....   [tags: Texting, Accident, Cars]

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Driven to Distraction by Technology

- The past two decades have overwhelmed the human experience with technology, along with all its distractions. The direct relationship between the mind and the body’s ability to adjust from these distractions can be extremely difficult .Further research has shown that it has become an addiction for many. Technology has significantly improved our lives as a whole through experiences such as Global Positioning System (GPS), cell phones and social networking allowing us to communicate with different people around the world....   [tags: Pros and Cons of Technology]

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Distinctive Visuals in Run Lola Run

- A composer can create images dependant on the form of the language of texts to shape a responders understanding of the ideas and themes prompted by people and their experiences. The German film, ‘Run Lola Run’ written and directed by Tom Tykwer, focuses on the experiences of the protagonist Lola to explore the themes of the inevitable force of time, and the issue of freewill verses determinism. Similarly, Dorothea Mackellar, in her poem ‘My Country’, relies on her experiences of the Australian landscape to convey her love and passion for the country using the language of the distinctive visual....   [tags: Film]

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Movies as a Distraction During the Great Depression

- During The Great Depression films were an upright distraction for people in the 1930’s. Some examples of films are, “Public Enemy,” released in 1931, “Gold Diggers,” in 1933, next was “Modern Times,” 1936, lastly was “Room Service,” released in 1938. These films all served as a distraction of The Great Depression for people, and also showed what it was like during the time in some different ways. For example, the treatment of women was portrayed in some of these films. My opinion on how women were portrayed in some is that they were treated poorly based on some things in the move “Gold Diggers.” For example, it was harder for women to find a job than it was for men....   [tags: women, money, film]

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Are Cell Phones a Harmful Distraction to Society

- Are cell phones a harmful distraction to society. With advances in technology today, the demand for better cell phones is skyrocketing. With new technological advancements happening everyday with cell phones, people are starting to depend on a cell phone for everyday task. Although cell phones allow the user to contact friends or family with the touch of a button and allows them to play games in times of boredom. As a result of everyday use, cell phones have affected relationships, the brain, and health....   [tags: effects, social relationships]

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The Huxley Vision: Weapons of Mass Distraction

- Humanity has always been fascinated by books which provide us with an apocalyptic view of the future. The destruction of a nation; the fall of our government—or in Huxley’s vision, its rise to power in formidable ways. As Huxley puts it, “the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance…[and humanity] would be reduced to passivity and egoism.” In contemporary America, Huxley’s pessimistic, yet already-fulfilled prophecy illustrates how both the government and ourselves are at fault—as we are deliberately aware of the things which he describes but nonetheless, choose to let his ideas become a reality, rather than a ludicrous view of the future....   [tags: government, privacy, celebrity]

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Disjunction versus Communion in Raymond Carver's Short Stories

- Disjunction versus Communion in Raymond Carver's Short Stories Raymond Carver, poet, essayist, and short story writer, was very different from some other writers in that he clipped his writing until only the essential remained. " Carver not only acknowledged the effect that fiction could have on readers, he proclaimed that it should affect readers."( Bonetti 58) Thus, when Carver writes about intimate relationships, the reader perceives the stories as more than entertainment or skillful language; the reader relates to the characters' situations and applies the knowledge to their own lives....   [tags: Raymond Carver Spirituality Short Stories Essays]

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What is Distinctive and Enduring about Shakespeare’s Hamlet?

- What is distinctive and enduring about Shakespeare’s Hamlet. What make’s Shakespeare’s Hamlet so distinctive and enduring are its many different themes and the number of ways in which it can be interpreted. Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most popular play and one of the most read pieces of literature. Its themes of revenge, death, love and lust are universal and appeal to audiences from all over the world. The play can also be interpreted in a number of different ways which adds to the plays relevance despite its age....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature, love, informative, expos]

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