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The Bhagavad Gita And Dante Alighieri 's Inferno

- The Bhagavad-Gita and Dante Alighieri’s Inferno both present the complexity of the human moral code. The Bhagavad-Gita presents the hypocrisy of enforcing punishments for sin, as the same act can either be met with honor or damnation. Inferno provides the reader with a ranking-like insight into Hell and the levels of punishment for different categories of sinners, revealing that the harshest punishments are not necessarily given to the most severe sins. Sin has too transient of a definition too be met with such a brutal punishment; humans simply cannot be expected to perfectly understand the morality of God....   [tags: Divine Comedy, Inferno, Punishment]

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The Ancient Greeks' Belief in the Underworld

- A dark, silent, formless void, a perpetual abyss without orientation, this is essentially what the Greeks believed was the origin of the world. The ancient Greeks while trying to further explain the world, invented beguiling myths (Evie). From these myths a world of human like gods and goddesses was formed (Evie). Through narratives, legends, and myths this world justified various abstract ideas, thus creating Greek mythology (Evie). A central element in Greek mythology is the underworld. The underworld is considered to be the place where one’s soul goes to after death....   [tags: Greek mythology, Greek Gods]

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Taking Risks and Living Philosophically: Abstract 1

- Throughout the readings of Chapter 1, entitled Taking Risks and Living Philosophically, there are seven essays written by various authors. Albert Camus’, “The Myth of Sisyphus” Plato’s, “The Allegory of the Cave” Richard Wright’s, “The Library Card”, Soren Kierkegaard’s, “Living a Human Life” John Stuart Mill’s, “A Balanced Learning” Gloria Steinem’s, “Unlearning” and Bertrand Russell’s, “The Value of Philosophy”. Each of these stories has its own meaning and input to the chapter as a whole. I believe that the central idea, or thesis, of Chapter 1 is that life is suffering....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Perspective on Death in the Play Everyman

- The play Everyman may have been written many years ago, but its lessons are still relevant today. Generally, the facts of death are very traumatizing and in fact unthinkable. This leads the modern day Everyman to ignore its significance, dying without acknowledging or reflecting on their lives here on earth. It is based on this fact that this paper aims to show the position of the author of the play “Everyman” regarding death. History of the Play Like many other morality- allegorical plays, Everyman, fits in as the finest representative of this category....   [tags: Play Analysis, History of Play]

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Adam the First Man Created by God

- Most Christians are aware of the Old Testament story of creation, and how Adam was the first man created by God (Gen. 2:7), from which all other human life sprang. The New Testament reiterates this point in Paul’s epistle to the Corinthians by referring to him as “The first Man” (1 Cor. 15:45). Hence, Christians know that Adam was made of flesh (15:47), as God made him from the dust of the earth. Most Christians also recognize the purpose for which Christ came to earth and how He died on the cross to be the Savior of all who believe in Him....   [tags: christians, old testament, new testament]

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Death Be Not Proud by John Donne

- Death, to many people, is something that is feared and unwelcome. These people do not want their lives to end, or are afraid of life after death. Emily Dickinson gives a different perspective in her poem “Because I could not stop for Death”, as does John Donne in his poem, “Death Be Not Proud”. In their poems, death is welcome. Factors such as the way they were raised and their religious beliefs both have an influence on Dickinson’s and Donne’s poems. Emily Dickinson lived from 1830 to 1856 in Amherst, Massachusetts....   [tags: god, religious beliefs]

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Maher: A Comedian´s Film Regarding Theological Concepts

- Eternity is defined as infinite or unending time, the likelihood that one will reach, “The Book of Revelations”, end of days to face their eternity in a place beyond this earth is a question only God can answer. The mockumentary “Religulous”, starring Bill Maher, was designed to strengthen his ethos as a comedian, yet he attempts to tackle theological questions that are beyond his understanding. His thesis directly reflects his agnostic belief that if mankind continues to accept religion without doubt, then it should also be prepared to accept all of the prophecies of that religion including the end of times....   [tags: Mockumentary, Fallacies, Agnostic]

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Philosophies of Augustine, Descartes, Arendt on Morality

- Philosophical musings on the nature of morality are often expressed by thinkers who focus on human nature. Among the factors which determine human behaviour, a moral analysis of the concepts of right and wrong is often prominent. In investigating human behaviour through the relationship between reflection and action, this morality is often observed. Therefore, in the course currently entitled Human Sciences 101: Reflection and Action, both phiolosophy and morality are key themes. However, the calendar description for the course is as follows, “What is the relationship between thinking and action....   [tags: reflection, action, morality]

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Similarities and Differencces between Christianity and Islam

- Christianity and Islam are two religions that grew from the same central idea of one divine being; they also originate from Jerusalem. However, the two religions bear great disparity but they also hold a few similarities. Both Islam and Christianity believe in Abraham as the forefather of both religions; they believe Him to be the founder of the two religions. The two religions have a holy book; Islam uses the Quran while Christians use the bible. Even though the two books do not bear the same teachings they are considered sacred in both religions....   [tags: religious beliefs and practices]

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As I Walked Out One Evening Analysis

- “As I walk out one evening” Analysis “As I walked out one evening”, is striking poem that expresses and exploits some of the restrictions time places upon man. Written during the mid-1930s, “As I walked out one evening” is one of W. H. Auden’s early works. The work indirectly illustrates times effect on man by using different speakers as well as other reference that play a variable in time. The essence of time is portrayed through Auden’s use of form, structure, language and personification to demonstrate the effect of time....   [tags: poem, intended to be a song]

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The Struggles With Christianity By Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson, the Struggles with Christianity Emily Dickinson’s poems are famous for their use of faith, death, and the supernatural as central themes. She is often the subject in literature classes, but with nearly 1800 poems and writings, one can only scratch the surface of the Emily Dickinson catalogue. Her background in the Christian religion can be found all throughout her writings. At times she seems deeply rooted in her faith, yet other times she seems riddled with doubt. She writes about love and joy, but far more of her poems reflect death and misery....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Jesus, Islam]

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Death Is Not Master By Thomas Miller

- In May Miller’s Poem “Death is not Master” the persona explains that death is not the master that will increase the desperation but it is a way to become eternally calm. Many poems on the topic of death explain it as powerful thing that fears the existence of human beings, but Miller’s persona death is a way to achieve eternal serenity. She explains death as something that can end all the worldly tears, desires and tension and transform the human memory into a sculpture which is unaware of tensions....   [tags: Metropolitana di Napoli, Madrid Metro]

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The Room Fell Silent As Mr. Brocklehurst

- The room fell silent as Mr. Brocklehurst stepped to the podium. At that could be heard was the tap, tap, tap of Jane fidgeting in the hard wooden pew. Mr. Brocklehurst breathed in deeply, as he always did when he was able to give his sermon. “Let us begin congregation. This week, I felt the Lord impart me the urgency of preaching on Hell. So I shall.” Jane groaned. “Jane, this sermon shall be very applicable for you I am sure. For it shall be a preview of where you will spend the rest of eternity....   [tags: God, Devil, Jane Eyre, Christianity]

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The Myth Of Prometheus By Mary Shelley

- Mythologies are traditionally stories that concern the early history of religion and people or the explanation of a natural or social phenomenon. Myths are often referenced by authors, as allusions, in their novels. The myth of Prometheus, the creator of man, is the story of a god who is sentenced to suffer for eternity for disobeying god. Victor Frankenstein is portrayed as a modern Prometheus in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein through, the methods used for the creation of man, his desire to create man, and the punishment he receives from his creation and himself....   [tags: Frankenstein, Prometheus, Mary Shelley]

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Analysis Of ' Heaven And Hell '

- The topic of Heaven and Hell is a widely discussed topic due to the fact that no one has been able to experience either destination and provide insight on what it is about. Many Catholics believe that it is your actions on Earth that determine where you will end up in your after life. By living a righteous, moral life you will secure a spot in Heaven, but if you live a life of deceit and corruption you will secure a spot in Hell. In the allegory, Dante’s Inferno, one experiences Dante’s journey through Hell, and sees how his opinions of the sinners change the further he gets into his journey....   [tags: Hell, Divine Comedy, Heaven, Seven deadly sins]

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Culture And Literature Of The Germanic Tribes

- Culture and Literature of the Germanic Tribes Much of our knowledge of the early Germanic tribes comes from Roman historians. The reason why other sources are limited is because the tribes didn’t have a written alphabet. Due to the fact that their legends were spread mostly by word of mouth, most knowledge about their culture has been lost. Fortunately, enough has been preserved that we still know the basic functions of their societies. We know about their religion, the basic way their culture functioned, and some of their stories because they were preserved for us....   [tags: Roman Empire, Roman army, Germanic peoples]

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Examining The Grecian Urn By John Keats

- Examining the Grecian Urn” John Keats’ poem “Ode on a Grecian Urn” tells the story of a man who finds an ancient urn and examines the images depicted on it marveling at the state of the urn’s beauty. He thinks of the urn as some kind of storyteller. As he inspects the images he wonders about the legends they recount and the place they came from. As he slowly turns the urn he first views a depiction of a group of men that seem to be following a group of women, he wonders what story the picture could be telling....   [tags: Poetry, John Keats, Sonnet, Rhyme]

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Lament For A Son By Nicholas Wolterstorff

- In spite the basic requirements for human’s survival, personal relationships should be added because not many people are able to function well without intimate relationship with other people or valuable things. Due to this fact, grief occurs when there is a loss either through death, divorce, and theft or when something valuable to an individual can no longer be reached. Grief is that period of time when loss is felt acutely, and the feelings of loss are still very raw to the person. This paper is based on the book of Lament for a Son which was written by Nicholas Wolterstorff, a collection of narratives by this author who is going through grief due to the premature death of his 25 years old...   [tags: Life, Death, Christianity, Afterlife]

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Lord Byron 's Poems Resonates With Me

- I joined the military on November 9th of 2010. I was young and enjoyed to party more than what was probably best for me and I carried this attitude to the Navy. I’m sure after all the trouble I caused while I was in; nobody on board the Carl Vinson wanted me to re-enlist. I look back on it now on how my opinions have changed since I’ve been out and received a different education than what the Navy offers. I’ve come to a conclusion: the navy didn’t leave me, I left the Navy. I enjoyed my service and aid to this this country and others, but the way we operated (hazing, sexual harassment, turning our cheek to injustices) wasn’t aligning to who I used to be and the way that the Navy functioned w...   [tags: Romanticism, Mary Shelley, George Gordon Byron]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Isaiah '

- Response Paper: Isaiah The book of Isaiah is a prophetic book that was written by Isaiah himself around 700 BC. Isaiah prophesies the coming Messiah as well as judgement for those who have sin and blessings to those who seek after God. In chapters one through five, Isaiah tells of how the people of Judah were being sinful, even in their religious acts and were not seeking after the things of God. In Isaiah 1:18 it says, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” This verse in Isaiah shows us that even though the people were wrong in their ways, it was not too...   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Christian terms, New Testament]

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Emily Dickinson’s Themes, Language, and Technique

- When a reader hears the name Emily Dickinson, they think about a female who wrote poetry that has been well known for years and years. Little do they know that Emily Dickinson founded American Literature, and started a whole revolution of poetry. The technique Dickinson used to write her poetry was never before seen and was the cornerstone of her writings. Major themes, Figurative Language, and Literary Technique used by Emily Dickinson were all of her characteristics of her towering achievement in American poetry....   [tags: Poets, Poetry, American Literature]

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Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

- The tone is set in this chapter as Krakauer uses words to create an atmosphere of worry, fear, and happiness in McCandless’s mind. “The bush is an unforgiving place, however, that cares nothing for hope or longing”(4). McCandless is on the path of death, which creates worry and fear for the young boy. “He was determined. Real gung ho. The word that comes to mind is excited,” (6). Alex is very excited and care free, which Krakauer used to his advantage in making the tone of Alex’s mind happy. The author creates tones to make the reader feel the moment as if the readers were sitting there themselves....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Last Night That She Lived

- The speaker’s language towards the woman’s death in “The Last Night that she lived” portrays a yearning attitude that leads to disappointment; which reiterates human discontent with the imperfections of life. The description of woman’s death creates an image of tranquility that causes the speaker to aspire towards death. Her death compares to a reed floating in water without any struggle. The simile paradoxically juxtaposes nature and death because nature’s connotation living things, while death refers to dead things, but death becomes a part of nature....   [tags: Literary Criticism, Analysis]

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John Calvin and the Calvinist Theology

- It can easily be said that John Calvin (1509-1564), was one of the most influential men of that century. The reason being was for his strict Calvinist theology. Calvin believed that people should live lives that were pleasing to God. However, he also saw that humanity was utterly sinful, and that every person's "afterlife" was predestined by the all-knowing God. Therefore, through intense research, he was able to come up with several life principles. These principles have since been organized into the five key points: Total Depravity of Man, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints....   [tags: Principles, Points, People]

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Love In Poems Brings Great Emotions

- ... Must I bee still, while it my strength devours, and captive leads me prisoner bound, unfree?” In this part of her poem she questions if she can overcome love, but knows that it has full control over her now. Even though she tries to get away from its inescapable grasp on one’s soul, she realizes that she is under it’s power and has lost her freedom. The story is a great example of how in life, love will do this to a person and shows the feelings that one will most likely feel. It’s as if love controls you with a powerful spell and you must do whatever it commands....   [tags: romantic, tragic, mysticfying]

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Analysis Of Milton 's Paradise Lost

- The Bible is, undoubtedly, one of the most prominent books in literature, still holding the title of best-selling book in the world to this date. The moment a book reaches a certain level of popularity, one can expect its characters to get catapulted into the spotlight. God and Satan, the Bible’s most well known characters, became part of people’s everyday culture by personifying the good and the evil. Does Satan deserve to be classified as evil, or is he misunderstood. Although what is perceived as good and bad is subjective and ultimately up to the reader, Milton’s Paradise Lost gives readers a closer look at Satan’s trajectory with a kindhearted approach....   [tags: God, Devil, Good and evil, Conceptions of God]

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Allusions Of The Inferno By Dante

- Allusions in the Inferno The inferno takes the reader through Dante’s haunting journey in hell. On this journey Dante is guided by Virgil through nine circles that make up hell. Hell is shaped like a tunnel, and the further down it descends the worse the punishment is in each circle. Sinners are placed in the circles according to their sins. The more offensive the nature of the sin, the worse the punishment is, and the further down the tunnel is where the circle is placed. Dante illustrates his concerns and frustrations with the morality of his fellow countrymen and Christians by creating a specific circle and punishment for each type of sinner....   [tags: Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri, Inferno, Hell]

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Dante 's Inferno By Dante Alighieri

- Dante’s Inferno written by Dante Alighieri is part of the Divine Comedy, which also includes the Purgatorio and Paradiso. These three novels show the progression of Dante’s journey through the different circles of Hell, Purgatory, and then the final destination of Heaven. Specifically in the Inferno, the main sections of Hell consist of incontinence, violence, and fraud/treachery. Such a gruesome novel can make one wonder what the motivation was to create these literary works. Being exiled from Florence and never returning to the place he once called home influenced the creation of the Inferno....   [tags: Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri, Inferno]

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Anti Christ : Act I- Unwritten

- “Anti-Christ” Act I- unwritten God is a liar, a wonderful, deceitful liar. If there is anything god has taught the world, it is that we can never go back home. I have no salvation. I’m way too addicted to the fantasies of the world. Plagued with sexual, physical, mental anomalies. There is no room in the heavenly after life for me. And I’m fine with that. I am graft with a dark fascination for mental illness; I find the state of psychosis Intriguing. I’m also obsessed with fire, and the color blue....   [tags: Devil, Hell, God, Profanity]

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The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

- The Raven, a standout amongst the most acclaimed lyrics in the historical backdrop of the verse composed by none other than Edgar Allan Poe was initially distributed in 1845. What is the genuine significance of this magnum opus. What did Poe need us to comprehend from this. For a great many people who have had the benefit of perusing this excellent lyric, their responses to the above inquiries would without a doubt be that Poe is composing this ballad with the special propose to outline the solid effect left by the demise of a friend or family member in the psyche of the bereaved person....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven]

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The Bed Trick By William Shakespeare

- During the sixteenth and seventeenth century in Shakespearian England, laws regarding sexuality and marriage were very stern. Premarital sex was strictly forbidden. In such circumstances where sex outside of wedlock was apparent, consequences such as beheading or forced marriage were denounced. Shakespeare presents this issue between promiscuous behavior and marriage within his plays. The bed-trick, a deceitful trick played in Measure for Measure and All’s Well that ends well was initiated so that eternal marriage was made....   [tags: Marriage, Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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The Divine Comedy And The Bible

- The Divine Comedy and the Bible are similar and different in many ways. Dante includes Paradiso (Heaven), Purgatory, and Inferno (Hell) in The Divine Comedy. It talks about where people go when they die. The Bible differs from this because there is only Heaven and Hell. There is not a middle place, such as Purgatory, where people go to repent of their sins even after death. Also, unlike Inferno, Hell is not split up into many categories. In the Bible they go straight into Heaven or Hell. Also, everyone’s new bodies in the two stories are different....   [tags: Hell, Divine Comedy, Inferno, Purgatorio]

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The Construction Industry in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

- Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Background to the research The construction industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is moving through a process of adaptation to a new environment of economical change. With the change in the KSA economic driving force, the construction sector is driven by competitive pressure to adapt to the recent market requirements and government regulations. The world is also in a continuous state of change and no one is exempt from this process. Increased worldwide competition, technology innovations, insufficiency of resources, all exerts a major pressure in adopting new technologies....   [tags: Saudi Arabia ]

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The Dystopian Society in George Orwell's Novel 1984

- “WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.” Part 1,Chapter 1,pg. 6. These three principles were repeatedly emphasized throughout the book and helped lay the foundation of the dystopian society George Orwell imagined in his novel 1984. Fear, manipulation, and control were all encompassed throughout this dystopian society set in the distant future. The freedom to express ones thoughts was no longer acceptable and would not be tolerated under any circumstances. Humankind was rapidly transforming into a corrupt and evil state of mind....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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God's Just Punishments and the Inferno of Dante

- In The Inferno of Dante, Dante creates a striking correspondence between a soul’s sin on Earth and the punishment it receives in hell for that sin. This simple idea serves to illuminate one of Dante’s recurring themes: the perfection of god’s justice. Bearing the inscription the gates of hell explicitly state that god was moved to create hell by justice. Wisdom was employed to know what punishments would be just, power to create the forms of justice, and love to show that the punishments are conditioned with compassion, however difficult it may be to recognize (and the topic of a totally separate paper)....   [tags: Dante's Inferno Essays]

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Short Story- Observations of Hell

- Now at the gates of this wretched new domain I observed two prim and spritely characters dressed in a suit and tie and a long red dinner dress. None other than Ronald and Nancy Regan, smiling gleefully, “Just say no!” they chirped in unison. A chill was sent down, the cold emanated through me. The muffled cries could already be heard beyond the crystalline gates, the jagged bars of methamphetamines could barely hold back the anguish of the countless souls ensnared in this pit. My master informed me that none were allowed to speak here, their mouths and nostrils bound, lest they be able to feast of the drugs surrounding them....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Knowledge and Power: Dr. Faustus

- A brilliant scholar, Dr. Faustus’ thirst for more knowledge and power ultimately drive him to an eternity of damnation. No longer satisfied with worldly knowledge, Faustus turns to Necromancy, or black magic, which offers him new otherworldly knowledge, and thus, power. His goes on to live a life that many only dream of, but his tragic end was one of nightmares. Although some may argue that for all his faults, he was not a truly evil man, and thus did not deserve an eternity of damnation. However, this essay will attempt to prove that, despite his pleas for forgiveness, and his claims that he was tricked by the devil, Dr....   [tags: Black Magic, Damnation]

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Absurdity: The Myth of Sisyphus

- As humans we are creatures of habit. We settle in to our daily routines: waking up, going to work, studying, etc. At times, we have moments of lucidity which break these routines temporarily, these junctures of time provoke you into contemplating your own existance. If there is no meaning or point to life our existence is absurd. Our aspirations for ourself will cease, and so will those of the next generations, so on and so forth until everything ceases. Our existence is a reflection of Sysiphus', always pushing the boulder up the mountain but never truly completing the task, it is how we function with the knowledge of our absurdity and making life worthwhile....   [tags: Daily Habits, Worthwhile Life]

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Dante's Inferno and The Afterlife

- For centuries humans have been drawing parallels to help explain or understand different concepts. These parallels, or allegories, tell a simple story and their purpose is to use another point of view to help guide individuals into the correct line of thought. “The only stable element in a literary work is its words, which if one knows the language in which it is written, have a meaning. The significance of that meaning is what may be called allegory.”(Bloomfield) As Bloomfield stated, it is only how we interpret the words in an allegory that matters, each person can interpreted it in a slightly different way and allegories are most often personalized by a reader....   [tags: Allegory, Summary, Hell, Afterlife]

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The Anatomy of Internalized Beliefs

- The purpose of this paper is to discuss the impact that internalized beliefs has on defending world-views that are difficult to challenge. The focus will be on how the belief in the soul and the afterlife is internalized to mediate the fear of death, to determine the importance of culture in guiding particular beliefs, and to hold onto beliefs despite contradictions that oppose them. Internalized beliefs is defined as learned beliefs that have an onset during childhood and is difficult to remove, once it is engraved....   [tags: Culture, World Views]

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God is Merciful and Just

- We all know God is love and it is shown everywhere in the Bible. To be merciful means to have broad grace. To be just means to be respectably good and fair. These two attributes seem to contradict each other because how can a merciful God judge a person for their wrongdoing or how can someone who hates sin have mercy on the people who do evil. Many atheists question how could a merciful God be just. The answer to this question is Gods mercy is expressed to us through His love. God is a perfect God meaning his justice and mercifulness is also faultless....   [tags: religion, bible, god]

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The History of The Swastika

- The swastika is usually associated with the Nazis but do people really know the different meanings behind the swastika. It has been used and given multiple meanings and multiple names. It has also been used in many religions and is still being used by some today. The Nazis were not the only ones who used this symbol. The swastika has a unique history, with a symbolic meaning that has evolved by its religious, Nazi, Aryan, and modern use. The swastika is one of the earliest known used symbols with a unique history....   [tags: german history, nazis]

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The Father of Italian Language

- ... The hoarders and wasters are kept in circle four described as flat hard-baked clay. This circle consists of two gigantic mobs one of hoarders and of wasters. The two mobs each struggle against boulders that represent their obsession, material wealth. When the two boulders finally collide the hoarder mob yells ‘Why waste?’ while the waster mob yells “Why hoard?’ the two mobs eventually separate and repeat this process for eternity. Circle five known as the River Styx is for the wrathful and sullen: those who were quick to anger and bad-tempered....   [tags: Dante Alighieri, Italy, language, history]

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Taking Bill Maher's Religulous Apart

- Eternity, is defined as infinite or unending time, the likelihood one will reach the end of days and face their eternity in a place beyond this earth is a question only God can answer. The mockumentary “Religulous” starring Bill Maher was designed to strengthen Bill Maher’s ethos as a comedian yet he attempts to tackle theological questions that are beyond his understanding. His thesis directly reflects his agnostic belief that if mankind continues to accept religion without questioning it, than it should also be prepared to accept all of the prophecies of that religion including the end of times....   [tags: mockumentary, questioning religion]

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Modern Street Art vs. Graffiti

- ... Wong had been working at Pearl Paint and had befriended some young graffiti artists at the time. He collected their drawings, paintings and sketchbooks. Later on, Wong founded the Museum of American Graffiti in the East Village, but this museum was short lived. In 1994, Wong, who was suffering from AIDS, donated the goods to the Museum of the City of New York and later returned to his hometown San Francisco, where he died in 1999. As time passed, graffiti became the symbol of poverty and crime in a neighborhood....   [tags: Bansky vs King Robo]

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Sophocles' Antigone: A Great Tragedy

- ... The civil law is Creon's decree preventing Polyneices from having a proper burial, and the divine law is the belief a person must undergo a proper burial to experience the afterlife. Creon chooses the worst punishment imaginable and wants Polyneices to rot because of his treason. Creon plays the role of God by deciding who can and cannot experience the afterlife, and he uses civil law to overrule divine law. This draws sympathy toward Antigone's situation. Antigone fears Polyneices will suffer for eternity if she does not act....   [tags: decisions, devine law, loyalty]

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The Odyssey, By The Goddess

- In The Odyssey, the goddess Calypso offers Odysseus immortality so that he would stay with her and not leave in pursuit of his family. The question being raised is, “If I, like Odysseus, was given the choice, would I choose to remain human. Why or why not?” This question is incredibly complex. Part of the decision would be the immortality issue. Would I like to live forever and not age or live a normal mortal life. To look at it fully, I have to look at all of its parts. To say “like Odysseus” is to say that I have family that I am trying to return to, a wife and a son, and not to mention an entire island that is mine....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Scylla, Love]

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The Nature Of The World

- Prime reality is God. He is all knowing and is with each of us at all times. Some do not believe this is possible, but believers know this to be the truth. As Christians, we live by God’s word as written in the Bible and if we truly believe what is told, we will have no reason not to believe that God is the one and only Prime Reality. “Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below, There is no other.” (Deuteronomy 4:39 NIV) The nature of the world around us is the humans, animals, plants and matter (pg 35)....   [tags: Religion, Human, Health care, Patient]

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My Hero : Dale Earnhardt

- When I was younger, my hero was Dale Earnhardt. Coming from nothing, Earnhardt quickly rose through the ranks to become a champion. He was a stock car driver who consistently pushed the boundaries of his sport often incurring the wrath of the older more seasoned drivers. He survived his youthful exuberance only to later become a seasoned and highly respected driver himself. In February of 2001, he was killed doing what he loved, and I was devastated. See, the problem was I had never realized he was my hero until he died....   [tags: Family, Mother, Marriage, Love]

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Similarities Between Islam And Christianity

- Crusades, barbaric beheadings, gruesome massacres, witch hunts… all of these crimes against humanity were due to the interpretation of what is known as God’s will, through his holy books. Many religions are guilty of committing similar atrocities in the name of their respective gods. Islam and Christianity are two ancient religions that have been practiced across the globe for centuries, and early followers of these religions were guilty of mass murder and other violent acts in the name of God. While Islam and Christianity may at a glance seem like two distinct religions, the old testament and the Quran’s moral codes, Sharia law and the 10 Commandments, are almost identical....   [tags: Islam, God, Qur'an, Christianity]

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Intersection Between Psychology And Faith

- The subject of intersection between psychology and faith seems to have a special significance for those seeking to revise the integrity of learning in their own lives. We have two highly conflicting ways of learning: the first is religion and the second is science. These two are constantly in conflict: the average scientist lives in a world that is nominally religious while the average Christian lives in a world that is nominally administered by science. Science deals with the visible, its goal is facts....   [tags: Human, Religion, Thought, Mind]

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Sartre 's Theory Of Existentialism

- It was in the 19th centuries where a French writer Jean-Paul Sartre who popularized the concept of existentialism during his play No Exit. The play was published in 1943. Sartre explained Existentialism, which states in the belief that life has no meaning. Reynolds stated that, “People should be responsible for themselves rather than make excuses for the occurrences in their life, the belief that humans have free will” ( ). Each is separate from all other individuals, so each person has the power to place himself in the position he wishes, that every individual is responsible for his actions....   [tags: Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, Psychology]

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Richard Taylor And Albert Camus

- Several philosophers have made differing viewpoints regarding the outlook of life. Richard Taylor and Albert Camus are notably known for presenting their thoughts on whether life is meaningless or not through the use of the Greek myth of Sisyphus. The two philosopher’s underlying statement on the meaning of life is understood through the myth. The myth discusses the eternal punishment of Sisyphus who was condemned by the Gods to take a large boulder up a hill, only to have it roll back down, forcing him to repeat this task endlessly....   [tags: Meaning of life, Absurdism, The Myth of Sisyphus]

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Is The Sovereignty Of God?

- . And I want us to look at our text to see more clearly and specifically the sovereignty of God in regards to salvation. There are some words here that we need to examine such as foreknowledge, predestined, called, justified, and glorified. This is the progression of our salvation and we are saved according to the predetermined plan of God. Last week we examined Romans 8:28 and looked at the promise of security, the purpose of security, and the principle of security. The Purpose of Salvation Now, we come to Romans 8:29 and I first want us to look at the purpose of salvation....   [tags: New Testament, Salvation, Christianity, Jesus]

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What Is A World View?

- What is a World View. What is a Christian World View. A worldview according to R. Albert Mohler Jr. “…recognizes that the only way cognizant, aware human beings can operate is in a complex of thought that does not require us to rethink everything all at once, all the time.” (Piper and Mathis 59). In other words, human beings hold to a set of assumptions which determine the decisions that they make. In a Christian worldview, these assumptions are, “…Christ centered and Biblically based” (Power Point 6) and may thus differ from a secular world view....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Morality, God]

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Pagan Symbols And Christian Symbols

- For many centuries, Literature critics have constantly debated on whether it was more inspired by Pagan or Christian beliefs. These said critics have constantly been trying to differentiate between the symbolism used to describe the Pagan symbols and Christian symbols within the halls of Horathgar and the Castle lived in by the King of the Geats. These symbols can be argued to symbolize Pagan or Christian symbolism due to the fact that they can either describe the beliefs of Pagan or Christians....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, God, Sin]

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God 's Forgiveness Of God

- God 's forgiveness is based on his initiative of mercy, on the riches of God 's grace, and the free gift of God to us is Christ his son, not only Christ as the medium or channel through which the redemption or forgiveness reaches us, surely, Christ is the instrument through whom and whose work God 's forgiveness comes to us, but Christ having in Himself the forgiveness of God to us. God Himself "gave the only begotten Son" to die as a sacrifice for our sins, the forgiveness of God is accomplished in his giving of his son, and both the act of forgiveness and the forgiven ones are in the realm of Christ the given son, "God in Christ forgave us, that God forgave in Christ his only son, in givin...   [tags: Jesus, Christian terms, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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Differences Between Christianity And Islam

- In earlier lessons, it was seen that religions sided towards worshiping many gods which is known as polytheistic, however, Judaism began to rise which believed in one mighty God and from it Christianity and Islam originated. Due to these three religions being monotheistic and developed from Judaism, they possess many similarities, yet since they are different religions there are also major differences between them. For example, “as opposed to Jewish faith, which was founded on a common ethnic identity, Islam opened its arms to any and all comers – a feature it shared with Christianity” (Sayre 295)....   [tags: Judaism, Christianity, Religion, Islam]

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Comparing Christian And Islamic Religions

- Christian and Islamic religions are separate from one another, they have many differences but when you look deeper at the religions they are not as different as you would think. Both religions hold many of the same beliefs including their ideas of what the afterlife holds. These religions have a very similar idea of what goes on in either heaven or hell, and both believe the soul continues to exist and your actions in the real world affect where you eventually end up. Although Christianity and Islam are separate religions their beliefs and ideas of what occurs in the afterlife are not that different....   [tags: Christianity, Islam, Heaven, Soul]

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The Minister 's Black Veil

- The Minister’s Black Veil, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1836, is a parable about a minister, Mr. Hooper, who constantly wears a mysterious black veil over his face. The people in the town of Milford, are perplexed by the minister’s veil and cannot figure out why he insists on wearing it all of the time. The veil tends to create a dark atmosphere where ever the minister goes, and the minister cannot even stand to look at his own reflection. In Nathaniel Hawthorne 's literary work, The Minister 's Black Veil, the ambiance of the veil, separation from happiness that it creates, and the permanency of the black veil symbolize sin in people’s lives....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Twice-Told Tales]

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I Am A Great Day

- My heart was racing as I saw the white van speeding towards me and not stopping I slammed on my breaks and the van crashed into the front of my car. My leg rammed into the gear shift and then my whole body smashed into the door. I was shaking as the car started spinning and instantly shut my eyes fearing the worse. The car seemed to be spinning for eternity and seemed as if it would never stop. Bang. My body lurked forward and hit the steering wheel hard. The car had finally stopped and my ears instantly started ringing as I finally opened my eyes to see people rushing towards me....   [tags: Automobile, Debut albums, Steering, Tram accident]

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History Education With A Minor

- My major is history education with a minor in math education. I have at least six more semesters until I graduate, which I can do in two years if I try really hard. The reason I chose this major is because I enjoy history, kids, and I want to have a safety net for my future family. My major is pretty specified, I will be qualified to teach my major and minor in middle schools and high schools. I’ve found that history education is a very competitive field and it’s getting harder to get a high school teaching job....   [tags: Teacher, Education, School, High school]

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Islam : Religion Of Violence

- Islam: Religion of Violence. After the events of September 11, 2001 which were attributed to Islamic extremists, many Americans reacted in anger and fear, suspicious that Muslims had started a holy war and were planning to destroy the country. Ignorance about the Islamic religion, often sensationalized in the media, intensified this idea. Small excerpts taken from the Qur’an were repeated over and over in the news media. Considering that the word “Islam” is translated from Arabic to mean peace, a more comprehensive knowledge of the religion would prove to alleviate the sense of fear concerning Muslims and the Islamic religion....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, Muslim]

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The Philosophy Of Soren Kierkegaard

- Soren Kierkegaard was a very wise philosopher of the early and mid 1800s. He had a lot of different views especially when it came to aesthetics, ethics, and religious stage. Kierkegaard believed that the Aesthetic stage came from the desire from human beings to be able to escape what they considered to be boring. Boredom is something that everyone struggles with; Kierkegaard believed that “everything is evaluated as either interesting or boring.”1 If everyone truly views everything in life as only having an end result of two separate things this can cause a large dilemma....   [tags: Philosophy, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Religion]

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The Flowers By George Herbert

- A flower is delicate, a lovely sprig of life that dies all too quickly. It is by no means a permanent beauty; compared to humans, the lifespan of any flower is pitifully short. Yet it is a flower with which George Herbert compares humanity, a frail little blossom. “My shriveled heart... was gone / quite underground; as flowers depart / to see their mother-root, when they have blown” (lines 8-11). Every autumn, the flowers die and retreat underground, and every spring new seeds burst from the frozen ground, growing and blossoming into a new season of flowers....   [tags: Season, Winter, God, Autumn]

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Marilyn Manson

- Manson gets hard time church for eternity. As I enter the land known as the fourth circle, it was called the heretics. The word heretic means a person or persons who go against the churches beliefs. As I went into the land of heretics, I blinded by the brightness of the church and everything is sight, I was overtaken by the smell of fresh clean holy air. Also when I walked in, I heard some church music and I saw a tall, skinny, black haired man who was covering his ears, trembling and shaking his head....   [tags: people against the Church]

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Simon Armitageremains' Poetry

- Simon Armitageremains' Poetry In this poem the person talks about:' I am very bothered when I think of the bad things I have done in my life'. He talks about all the bad things he has done in his life with he now regrets. This is also similar to 'poem' they both share the same theme of looking back. He talks about when he likes a particular girls a lot. So he 'held the scissors by the blades' and 'played the handles by the naked lilac flame of the Bunsen burner'. Then he called her over and handed them to the girl....   [tags: Slavery Judgement Poems Branding Essays]

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Reconciling Sexuality with Spirituality

- At first perusal, Anne Bradstreet’s writing adheres to a very Puritan sensibility: she argues that women, though they are worthy individuals, are naturally inferior to men and that earthly treasures are mere distractions from heavenly eternity. But, woven beneath the surface of her poems is the subtle revelation of her sexuality. Bradstreet eroticizes the complex relationship between nature, religion, her husband and herself, seemingly contradicting her religion, but by contextualizing the sexuality in religious terms, she shows that sexuality can be reconciled with spirituality....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, argumentative, persuasive]

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Religiological Questions and Answers

- The interview is composed of 6 different parts that evaluate your outlook/position on specific subsets of religion. For each subset, respond to the example questions as best you can. Feel free to be specific/ elaborate. The subset of Ontology is broken up into 3 more specific categories in order to better outline one’s beliefs on the divine. These 6 categories/ questions that go along with them were outlined by my professor, but if you have questions/ would like more specific examples feel free to ask....   [tags: Religiological Responses]

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To His Coy Mistress

- In the poem “To His Coy Mistress”, the speaker is trying to seduce his wife. In the assumption the mistress is his wife; she is being bashful towards losing her virginity. The speaker, which is the mistress’s husband, develops a carefully constructed argument where the speaker seeks to persuade his lady to surrender her virginity to him. In the poem “To His Coy Mistress”, the speaker says, “Had we but world enough, and time…I would love you ten years before the Flood, and you should if you please refuse till the conversion of the Jews” (lines 1 and 7-10)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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English Morality Play Everyman

- In the English morality play “Everyman”, whose author is unknown, characters of the play try to find what Everyman really values in his life. When Everyman realizes that he has not been living a life focused on God. Instead, Everyman has been focusing more on worldly issues and riches than he should have. Once the play goes on further, Everyman is then approached by a character, whose name is Death. At that time, Everyman notices that he is about to die. However, he also realizes that all the earthly things that he had once held on to now mean nothing and will end up abandoning him....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Faulkner’s River of Time

- William Faulkner envisioned time as something purely subjective, violently turbulent and yet that which could grant hope and redemption. Time became something that above all else (as it was to embody modernism’s study of medium rather than object) was definitive in understanding man’s approach to the world. Such was Faulkner’s idea of time’s consequence that he let it come sweeping down through the Compson siblings’ lives in his novel, The Sound and the Fury, hurtling Caddy, doomed, toward “dishonor and shame,” leaving Benjy, “neuter… eyeless…groping,” wandering lost in the past, unaware of any future, driving Quentin toward “oblivion,” letting Jason seethe in an endless rage, and finally p...   [tags: William Faulkner, Literary Analysis]

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Ancient Religions of India

- India’s three primary religions; Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism are all responses to the Aryan religion of Brahmanism. The Aryans came into power in Indian around 1000 B.C.E., and as their political influence spread, their religious beliefs followed in its wake. Two fundamental beliefs of Brahmanism are samsara and karma. Samsara deals with the cyclical nature of the soul and how death only brings rebirth into a new form. Depending upon the tally of a person’s good and bad deeds, which is considered karma, determines whether or not the next reincarnation will be an improvement or a disappointment....   [tags: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism]

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Analysis of Dante´s Inferno

- Dante’s Inferno is a very important piece of literature. There are many things to be learned from it, from the face value knowledge that Hell is a bad place, to a deeper understanding of how God intended us to live; but the most important lesson to be learned here is the power of allegory. Nancy Thuleen says this about it. “Dante's portrayal of Hell in the Inferno is an undisputed masterpiece of visual and allegorical imagery, enriched not only by extensive use of figurative language, but by concrete physical descriptions as well” Dante had allegory down to a science, and applied it to every aspect of his Inferno....   [tags: literature, Hell, allegory, sin, Satan, imagery]

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St. Francis of Assisi

- St. Francis of Assisi was considered to be a magnificent man. He had a very appealing way of life that people now know and talk about everyday. When learning many new items and discoveries about St. Francis, I accomplished better knowledge about him. This paper will describe the life of St. Francis in depth talking about his early life, his imprisonment and turning towards God, and his works and teachings. St. Francis was born in Assisi, Italy 1181. At the time of his birth, he was established as a sinner, meaning he did many things against God in his younger life....   [tags: catholic church, God]

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The Problem of Evil

- My claim that we have evil in this world because of our libertarian freedom does not fully answer the notion of “the problem of evil”. Saying we have evil in this world is just like saying we have bad decisions in this world. Bad decisions just like evil do not have a form. Every decision that God makes is a good decision therefore God cannot do evil. Human beings initiated evil. In fact, the first human beings (Adam and Eve) gave ongoing birth to evil because everyone ultimately came from them....   [tags: God, Evil, Hell, Heaven, Existance, Good]

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Theology Leads to Interpretation

- Emily Dickinson’s extensive collection of poems on the subject of death can be better understood individually once time has been taken to view her works as whole. By viewing the works as a whole, it is possible to conclude a likely theological view point of the author and then apply this theology to the individual works in order to improve interpretation. Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could not stop for Death” is one such poem that when viewed individually is open to a wide scope of readings....   [tags: Emily Dickinson's viewpoint of death]

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Death and Emily Dickinson

- “Death, the end of life: the time when someone or something dies” (Merriam-Webster, 2014). The definition of death is quite simple, the end of life is inescapable. I chose to write about death and impermanence because it is something we all must inevitably face. People often deal with death in a number of different ways. Although it is something that we must eventually face, it can be hard to come to terms with because the idea can be hard to grasp. Some of us fear it, others are able to accept it, either way we all must eventually face it....   [tags: recurrent themes in American poetry]

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Disney’s New Movie Frozen

- ... Years later a girl named Gerda, and a boy named Kai are playing outside and the dust gets into Kai’s eye, after that he starts being mean and rude to others and doesn’t like Gerda anymore. One day Kai goes outside sledding and sees the Snow Queen, she convinces Kai to come with her and kisses him two times: first to numb the cold. Second so he would forget everything and everyone, and a third kiss will kill him. So Gerda goes on a journey and gets help on the way. When she gets to the Snow Queen’s castle, she gives is confronted by the Queen and sees Kai in the middle of a frozen lake....   [tags: disney princess, humors, frozen]

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Silence At A Funeral.

- Silence at a Funeral It was July 20, 1969 and we were sharing a pallet made in the floor of our small trailer watching Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon. I had a stomach virus and my Mom, Dad, and I lay together in the small quarters of our living room watching one of the most significant events in human history. Why this memory resonates in my mind remains elusive to me. Maybe, it was the closeness of being with my family and sharing such a momentous event with them. At the age of six, I am not sure how much I grasped at the moment, but I know it sticks in my mind and I can recall this early morning in July of 1969 as if I had a Polaroid emblazoned on my brain....   [tags: Girl, Female, Boy, Woman]

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