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Justice Exemplified by Plato and Thucydides

- Plato's Book I of The Republics presents three fundamental views on justice which are exemplified in Thucydides' On Justice, Power and Human Nature. Justice is illustrated as speaking the paying one's debts, helping one's friends and harming one's enemies, and the advantage of the stronger. In both their works, Plato and Thucydides write of the view that justice is honoring one's debts. In The Republics, Cephalus asserts that justice is "the truth and giving back what a man has taken from another." In other words, he believes that we should be truthful and pay back our debts to man and the gods....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Philosophical Principals Exemplified in The Truman Show and in the Allegory of the Cave

- ... Plato concludes that his idea of the perfect life inside the cave was ill conceived and that the prisoner would have never been aware of the world outside, had he not escaped. Similarly, The Truman Show, directed by Peter Weir, follows the life of a man in the utopian town of Seahaven. What the protagonist isn’t aware of however is that his entire life has been broadcasted throughout the world; as a form of a television show which provides an outlet for entertainment to the public. In both situations the individual is trapped and unable to escape his or her surrounding environment....   [tags: ignorance, prisoners, reality]

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The Quality Alex Exemplified Was Democratic And Authoritarian Leadership

- The quality Alex exemplified was Democratic and Authoritarian Leadership. She gave orders and told us what she wanted each of us to do, but also took inputs, but in the end, I believe we gave less inputs and did what she instructed us to do.She told us what to do with the papers, Told us where to put them and how to put it. Handed out the materials such as tape. Told us where he thought we needed to add parts or take some out. Told us where she wanted the tape to be put. Overall I think she was a great leader and showed great command in the huddle....   [tags: Leadership, Laissez-faire, Management]

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Greek Tragedy Exemplified in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Greek Tragedy Exemplified in Shakespeare's Hamlet For several thousands of years, drama has existed among mankind. The ancient Greeks are accredited with the creation of drama, which began as simple religious rituals and eventually evolved into the more complex forms of tragedies and comedies. The first rules of drama, not surprisingly, were also written by a Greek--the famous philosopher and intellectual, Aristotle. Aristotle took note of the what qualities created a successful dramatic piece by observing a plethora of plays written by different Greek dramatists....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays]

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Literature as Encounter and Discovery, as exemplified by Hahn Moo-Sook’s novel Encounter

- Literature as Encounter and Discovery, as exemplified by Hahn Moo-Sook’s novel Encounter The Italian explorer Columbus (1451-1506) discovered the American Continent in 1492. Of course, the unknown continent had existed even before he discovered it. But through Columbus’ discovery the unknown entity has emerged above the surface of the historical waters as a "New World." Literature is like a voyage in search of a new continent, and the author is like Columbus. In the course of our lives, undiscovered subject matters abound like countless islands in the gigantic ocean of awareness....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Early Modern English Exemplified in Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act V Scene 1

- Early Modern English Exemplified in Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act V Scene 1 The period of Early Modern English occurred from approximately Fifteen Hundred to some time between Sixteen Fifty and Sixteen Seventy. While this period was characterized mostly by the translation of texts from other languages into English, the language saw its first prominent writer in William Shakespeare contribute works of literary significance to the world. Hamlet Prince of Denmark, in its abbreviated, performed version, was originally included in the quarto of 1603....   [tags: Hamlet essays]

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Insensitive Listening Exemplified in an Episode of Two and a Half Men

- During the last segment of Two and a Half Men’s, “Love isn’t Blind, Love’s Retarded” episode there are clear examples of pre-occupational thought, ambushing, and insensitive listening. The person who demonstrates pre-occupational thought is also the airhead of the bunch who has a difficult time listening to anything anybody tells her. For this reason, she’s also the person who used the ambushing technique against Allan when he was trying to have a conversation with her. Unfortunately, for Charlie he was a prime target for insensitive listening even though his girlfriend wasn’t even trying to be so cold to his feelings....   [tags: Communication, Television]

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Bioethics in Medicine, Exemplified by the Karen Ann Quinlan Case

- It is accepted that the advances in resuscitation techniques, initiated and influenced the evolution of bioethics by bringing to the fore the questions of: (i) just allocation of scarce medical resource, health care (ii) the nature of “being”, and (iii) the proper purpose of medicine. The main issues that caused the emergence, or the study and introduction of bioethics was the introduction of modern technology in medicine in the form of respirators and artificial heart machines. The media attention to the Karen Ann Quinlan case made the issues public....   [tags: Ethics, Medical]

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The Transformation of Jean Valjean Exemplified in Les Miserables

- All humans have different morals that change based on their environment and circumstance. Jean Valjean, in the novel Les Miserables(1961), changes from someone with confused morals to a man with more morals than most whom with respect learns to love and share. The protagonist’s transformation begins when the bishop recognizes Jean Valjean’s human soul that is capable of goodness. When he is put out into the streets, Valjean goes from place to place being rejected for being a convict until he meets the bishop who sees him as a common person, “That men saw his mask, but the bishop saw his face”(75)....   [tags: Les Mis, ]

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The American Dream Exemplified by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24,1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. His father, Edward Fitzgerald, was a proud man from Maryland. Fitzgerald’s mother, Mary (Mollie) McQuillan, was the daughter of a humble, but wealthy Irish immigrant. Fitzgerald, being the only child to survive childhood, was spoiled and was the apple of his mother's eye. Following his father's dismissal from a job in upstate New York, the family relocated back to St Paul in 1908 and lived a comfortable life funded by Mollie Fitzgerald’s inheritance....   [tags: Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Book of Judges: Humanity’s Recurrent Nature Exemplified

- In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Judges 21:25 (ESV) I doubt any verse gives a more accurate of its respective book than Judges 21:25. This verse, the final verse of Judges, is the culmination of nearly 400 years of disobedience, strife, war, repentance, and temporary peace through God-appointed leaders. Inside of twenty words, this small excerpt manages to capture both the heart and soul of the Israelites after their conquest of the Promised Land....   [tags: human, failures, rebellious, worshi]

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The Human Tendency Towards War Exemplified in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies

- ... Furthermore, knowledge symbolizes the fruit of knowledge in the Garden of Eden, which corrupts people. Jack’s mind is full of the fruit of knowledge, which defiles his mind and turns him into a savage. When naval officers finally rescues the boys, “Ralph wept for the end of innocence” (Golding 202). In the Bible, God decides to rain for forty days because he wants to wash away evilness within humans. After learning about it, Noah builds an ark and saves people to help them reborn into civilization....   [tags: civilization, corrupted, bible]

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Confronting Reality: How Nosferatu Exemplifies Film Horror Tactics

- Many films, and sometimes film genres, are dismissed as being part of the cinema of escapism. This assumes that in times of particular social or economic hardship (often on a national or international level), people go to movies for the sole purpose of “getting away from it all.” While some films may follow this overall trend, it is important to note that it cannot be a generalization made for all films. During the Weimar era in Germany, the nation was in the midst of a national struggle on many fronts....   [tags: Film Critique]

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A Case That Exemplifies Unethical Professional Behavior

- Ethics policies are implemented in almost all businesses. Companies search for candidates that will be moral in their actions so they can ensure long-term financial success. Throughout history we have seen businesses fall due to unethical behavior. In recent years the business Enron Corporation is best known for the scandal that led to the bankruptcy of a company with more than 60 billion dollars in assets. We will examine the circumstances that led to the downfall of Enron, how the scandal was realized, as well as the outcome of one of the largest bankruptcies in American history; a case that exemplifies unethical professional behavior....   [tags: Enron, Fraud, Kenneth Lay, Andrew Fastow]

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Poetry that Exemplifies the Characteristics of The Romantic Movement

- The Romantic Movement was largely a response to the emergence of The Enlightenment in Europe, which had prized objectivity and rationality in the human endeavor. However, as the revolutions to topple the aristocracy in Europe gained traction, the Romantic Movement began to turn to emotions more than reason as the true essence of man. The Romantics looked back to the medieval concept of the sublime, the feeling of awe and fear at something transcendent. Thus, the Romantic Movement prioritized feelings and emotions over reason or intellect....   [tags: emotion, nature, beauty]

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The Principle Of Instantiation, The Contingent Nature Of Properties, And That Properties Are Coarse Grained

- Minimalists appeal to three principles: the principle of instantiation, the contingent nature of properties, and that properties are coarse grained. The qualified version of the principle of instantiation, which better guarantees sparseness, states that “a property exists only if [it] is exemplified by something in space and time”. This is compatible with the idea that properties are contingent. That is, their existence is not continuous and only instantiated. Furthermore, minimalism believes properties to be coarse grained, in the sense that two properties are the same if they are “necessarily coextensive”....   [tags: Ontology, Metaphysics, Nominalism, Idea]

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Lord Palmerston's Liberal Internationalist Policies

- ... Palmerston made several attempts to rectify the imbalance of acknowledgment in British-Chinese relations. Palmerston’s first effort was in sending Lord William John Napier, a family friend of his, to attempt to expand trade in China and to enter into discourse on equal terms. Napier was to do this without offending the Chinese, but by acting as an envoy of the King of England on equal footing, and not as an inferior. After the negotiation led by Napier failed disastrously due to the two sides disagreeing on etiquette, Napier was forced to evacuate the country....   [tags: laissez-fair, supremacy, british]

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A Comparison of Defoe and Bryson's writing

- A Comparison of Defoe and Bryson's writing 1.Bryson’s witty tone and irony Can be illustrated by: ‘They were having a festival of litter when I arrived…’ This is effective because the litter is everywhere and it looks like it has been put there deliberately for decoration. Can be exemplified by: This is entertaining because he is making Liverpool sound more attractive because of the litter. 2. Defoe’s serious purpose Is summoned up by: ‘But heaven had Liverpoole in it’s particular protection…’ Such a statement makes it clear that the country is so beautiful that heaven must protect it from any harm or damage....   [tags: Papers]

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Sacrifice in A Tale of Two Cities written by Charles Dickens

- “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans: 5: 9-10; “United Church”). Characters like Sydney Carton are people that will give up their own life. Such is the case when Sydney Carton promises Lucie Manette to give his own life for her. He pretends to be Charles Darnay, and he perishes when he gets executed by the guillotine. By sacrificing himself, Sydney allows Charles and Lucie the opportunity of escaping the terror during the French Revolution....   [tags: god, heroic power, christian mercy]

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Jude the Obscure: The Relationship Between Point of View and Setting

- ... For Jude, the atmosphere that Mrs Fawley creates is very intimidating. This is exemplified when the boy feels his aunt’s companions’ ‘glances like slaps upon his face’ (8). The reader may infer that Jude is sensitive and different, and this humiliation creates an oppressive situation for the boy. Later, Mrs Fawley refuses to acknowledge the comment made by one of her companions, the local washerwomen, who for instance says that Jude could ‘kip’ee company in your loneliness, fetch water ... help in the bit o’baking and (8)....   [tags: Thomas Hardy, novel analysis]

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Freedom During The Second World War Era

- The word freedom gives us the rights to act, speak, and think. The meaning of freedom changes over the course of the following four periods: the Second World War, the Cold War era, the 1960s, and the era of neoliberalism. The following periods have different meaning of freedom. During the Second War, freedom is exemplified through Roosevelt’s four freedoms, the inequality for minorities whereas the Cold War era exemplifies freedom as anti-communism and democracy. Also, the 1960’s focused freedom on civil rights movements and the era of neoliberalism exemplified the rebirth of our country....   [tags: United States, World War II, Cold War]

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Vivian Bearing: Shakespearean Heroine

- Shakespeare´s definition of a tragic hero stands between the epic hero and the scondrel: he is an exceptional being though not completely noble; he has a flaw of character which contributes to his degeneration and eventually leads to his downfall, that is to say death: be it physical or moral, preceded by transfiguration. This redemption serves the purpose of restoring heroic qualities and takes place just before the hero´s demise, in recognition of his flaw. In the particular case of Margaret Edson´s so acclaimed play Wit, the protagonist, Vivian Bearing fits perfectly into the definition of the tragic hero....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Greek Classical Hero

- “Even here, merit will have its true reward…even here, the world is a world of tears and the burdens of mortality touch the heart” (1:557-559). With these words, Aeneas contemplates his divine-fated destiny that finds its heroic beginning amongst the destruction of Troy. Aeneas, the classical hero who willfully submits to his purpose-filled fate, is created by Virgil in order to transcribe the foundational origins of Rome though the mutation of the Greek into the Roman, the Eastern cultural and literary tradition into the Western....   [tags: Homer, Iliad, Roman Empire, Trojan War]

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Analysis Of ' Leaves Of Grass ' By Walt Whitman

- American poet, Walt Whitman explores the connection between the concept of the nation and the poet as a means of further establishing the national identity of the United States of America. The preface to his collection of poetry, entitled Leaves of Grass, first published in 1855 merely 79 years after the United States was founded acts as a reinforcement of nationalist sensibilities that work to define what the American is on a internal and international scale. Within this text Whitman creates an inventory of the attributes that are defining of the poet as an individual, emphasizing the positive qualities as being linked to their vocation....   [tags: United States, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson]

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Nobel Prize Awarded to Randy W. Schekman, James E. Rothman, and Thomas C. Südhof

- ... Yeast cells, or Saccharomyces cerevisiae, that had mutated transport mechanisms established a genetic basis for vesicle transport and fusion to the plasma membrane. From these cells, it is possible to isolate regulatory genes that encoded proteins essential to intracellular transport. Kaiser and Schekman (1990) specifically analyzed the SEC proteins: manipulation by mutation reveals that construction of vesicles is dependent on SEC proteins, and that vesicles are able to form a COPII coat that contains these SEC proteins....   [tags: cells, vesicles, scientists]

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Montaigne in The Return of Martin Guerra by Natalie Zemon Davis

- ... It is important to note that Montaigne makes reasonable judgments from the information provided by his servant, who had lived in the New World. Contrary from educated men, Montaigne’s servant is a simple man who is not compelled to interpret on what he observes, but rather just simply tells the truth. The servant “was a plain ignorant fellow, and therefore the more likely to tell truth: for your better bred sort of men are much more curious in their observation” (Cannibals, 2). Thus, Montaigne illustrates that his own reasonable judgments of the New World are based on a man “so simple that he has not wherewithal to contrive, and to give a color of truth to false relations, and who can ha...   [tags: relationship, knowledge, judge, self]

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The Temporal Context Of World War Two And Atomic Weapons

- The purpose of historians has always been to construct history which creates a national identity based on their country’s context and significant events to their country. The temporal context of World War Two and atomic weapons polarised perspectives of national identities and hence, still is the subject of many contemporary historians’ narratives of their countries national narratives, especially in America and Japan. However, due to the strong nationalistic and militaristic context of these countries and the personal biases of historians, there has been consistent debate whether the purpose of history should be to present the war orthodoxly as a glorified national narrative or to attempt r...   [tags: World War II]

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The Objectification and Dehumanization of Women in Advertisement

- Everyday we expose ourselves to thousands of advertisements in a wide variety of environments where ever we go; yet, we fail to realize the influence of the implications being sold to us on these advertisements, particularly about women. Advertisements don’t just sell products; they sell this notion that women are less of humans and more of objects, particularly in the sexual sense. It is important to understand that the advertising worlds’ constant sexual objectification of women has led to a change in sexual pathology in our society, by creating a culture that strives to be the unobtainable image of beauty we see on the cover of magazines....   [tags: sexual objectification, advertising]

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The Gospel Of Jesus And His Disciples

- The Gospel According to St. Mark serves to narrate Jesus’ life from beginning to end. Through the various encounters involving Jesus and his disciples, the reader is presented a portrait of both. Given the characterizations used to depict both Jesus and his disciples, they serve to suggest a concerning and ambiguous relationship between God and humanity, in which God only holds so much pity for humanity to “repent” before his judgement is enforced. Throughout the narrative, Mark makes every effort to portray Jesus as the “one more powerful” who is possessed by the spirit of God....   [tags: God, New Testament, Jesus, Holy Spirit]

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The Imposition of Colonialism on Africa

- African Colonialism The imposition of colonialism on Africa drastically reconstructed the continent. All over, European powers attempted to “assimilate” countries into their own, all the while exploiting and victimizing their people, culture, and resources. However, if there was one aspect of colonialism that provided a fertile ground for conflict, it was the unknowingly insidious method of introducing religion, specifically Christianity, into African families. This is particularly exemplified in the novels Things Fall Apart, Houseboy, and Weep Not, Child....   [tags: Christian missionaries, ]

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The Delian League As A Greek Success Story Of Ancient Past

- As much as one would want to take a definite stance and either condemn completely or support the formation of the Delian League as a Greek success story of ancient past, I really have to pause and consider both the pros and cons. I really do believe that there are both good sides to its formation and also bad sides, and even to the extent of holding the view that the cons outweigh the pros in the formation of the Delian Leagues ultimately. The Delian League has its mission or goals for which it was formed....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Classical Athens]

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The Multi-faceted Role of the Pharmacist in Alberta

- ... The pharmacist is additionally an advocate who utilizes their wealth of expertise and influence to advance health and well-being of individual patients, communities and in some cases entire populations. They accomplish this by acting as communicators and educators, whereby they support and disseminate their pharmaceutical knowledge and expertise to empower patients to make informed decisions about their own health. Lastly, the pharmacist is a scholar who furthers innovation in the research and development of drug therapies by generating, interpreting, and applying their pharmaceutical knowledge in various research settings....   [tags: health, medication, patient]

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Hercules in The Aeneid

- Hercules is one of the most well-known mythical heroes in history; his associations with adventure and violence exemplify as to why audiences are so interested in him. Virgil briefly writes about Hercules within The Aeneid, showcasing his heroic qualities within a climactic event with the monster, Cacus. Through the characterization of Hercules and Cacus, demonstrations of Hercules’ anger, and exemplifications of vividness, Virgil’s account of the battle between Hercules and Cacus in Book 8 of The Aeneid exemplifies an element of impact, heightening the conflict between the two characters for entertainment purposes....   [tags: Character Analysis, Development]

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Life Has Many Determining Factors And Beverly Daniel Tatum 's Perspective On Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting

- Life has many determining factors and Beverly Daniel Tatum’s perspective on Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria reveals the realization about an individual’s identity, which formulates where we are positioned in society. Tatum shares her experiences based upon specific studies made by other authors and periodically uses her ten year old son’s life as a reference. The basis for this paper is to express to those I grew up around that I became the person I am because of my past....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Black people, Woman]

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A Review of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

- When The Catcher in the Rye was first published in 1951, it was ranked number one on the New York Times Best Seller list (Time Magazine). Yet it has been one of the most frequently banned books in schools and libraries. Written in the late 1940’s by J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye tells the story of Holden Caulfield, a teenage boy, who gets kicked out of boarding school and how he passes the days before returning home ,wandering New York City. Since its publication, it has been a book both adored and ostracized....   [tags: J.D. Salinger]

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Conflict for a Religious Homeland: The Partition of Israel/ Palestine

- The conflict between Jews and Arabs in Palestine was a significant problem for Britain because of the agreement made to both peoples before 1920. Britain assured both groups that the territory of Jerusalem would be given to them and that they would have a choice in their government. The promises conflicted with each other so Britain decided on enabling the United Nations to determine the territorial future of the two ethnicities, thus creating the UN Partition Plan. The UN Partition Plan would ultimately cause more conflict than intended; this can be exemplified by the immediate choice for the Arabs to initiate a jihad and the population resettlement of the Palestinians....   [tags: jews, arabs, jerusalem]

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Gender Sexuality As An Expert Hacker And A Swordsman

- The novel is about Hiro a young pizza delivery man who also had skills as an expert hacker and a swordsman. The writer’s story is mainly around the experiences of Hiro who was seeking a solution to a virus that was being used by a cult to take control of the world by controlling the masses. The main characters in the novel Y.T and Hiro meet as they carruout research to find a cure for the deadly virus. The novel portrays the theme of gender an sexuality as well as the manner in which the current world views these themes in the current setting....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Transgender]

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World War I Changed The Future Of Science

- Advancements in science and technology have resulted in tensions between those members of society intrigued by these advancements, and those opposed to them. Whether it is from a political, environmental, ethical, or cultural point of view, there has always been a great debate with regards to the benefits of scientific and technological advancements to society. As discussed by Hard and Jamison, there have been many members of society that deem technology has led to a de-humanizing of society, in that humans have become increasingly obsessed with technology as a means of gaining materially....   [tags: Science, Technology, World War II, Nature]

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Medical Dominance And The Australian Health Care System

- Medical dominance can be illustrated through the organisation in the Australian health care system, wherein general practitioners (GPs) act as the primary care service provider for clients. This role can be argued as financially beneficial to GPs, as being the initial point of contact between clients and health professionals, they receive a majority of payments if direct treatment can be provided, and are given the flexibility to charge fees above the Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS) fee if desired....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, General practitioner]

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Is It A Country Of Individuality And Multiculturalism?

- America prides itself on being a country of individuality and multiculturalism. Many outsiders see America as a shining example of freedom where all cultures can express themselves and live in a place where they are accepted. However, this image of freedom of individual expression is a lie. Many who live in America face daily backlash and discrimination if they do express individuality that counteracts the “norms” of America’s cultural society. In America, discrimination against other cultures seems to be a problem that has almost always been present....   [tags: Culture, Multiculturalism, United States]

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Humanism : The And The Statue Of David

- The Renaissance was a time of great change and discovery that expanded through many years of ancient history. Perhaps one of the greatest marks of the Renaissance was that of the rise and emergence of the individual. In this finding of one’s inner self and the belief that instead of looking to church authorities, individuals should look to their own inner conscience as a guide. During the Renaissance time period the human theme of morality is expressed through the cultural concept of humanism and is exemplified by Hamlet and the statue of David....   [tags: Renaissance, Middle Ages, Thought, Michelangelo]

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Art During The French Revolution

- Art during the french revolution. Art has been an important part of social, religious and cultural life for all of human history. Changes in style and the emergence of new art forms are often accompanied by changes in human society and life. This is especially true for the artforms of neoclassicism and Romanticism that emerged during the time of the french revolution. 1789 was the year of the french revolution started. It drastically changed the social and political life in France and Europe in many ways....   [tags: American Revolutionary War]

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Last Evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolano

- In Roberto Bolano’s collection of short stories called Last Evenings on Earth and in the short novella Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya, both Bolano and Moya demonstrate implausible situations, horror, and violence throughout their stories. In Last Evenings on Earth, Bolano divides his stories into those that are recollections of a writer’s days or the accounts of a writer named ‘B’. These short stories explore the question of what it means to be an individual devoting one’s life to artistic expression....   [tags: collection of short stories]

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Psalms 8, 23, 121, and 137

- Psalms 8, 23, 121, and 137 are Judeo-Christian writings from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) that were written around 1000 BCE in present-day Egypt and Israel. These pieces of writing express praise to God and were written with intent to be sung; in fact, the word psalm literally means “a plucking of strings” (“Before You Read […]”). These pieces also convey a multitude of emotions ranging from euphoria to hostile anger. In “Psalm 8” the excellence of God and all of his creations are praised, especially humanity because God “made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor” (“Psalm 8”)....   [tags: Explanation and Themes]

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Death Is The End Of Life

- Overcoming a person’s death or overcoming the idea of death can play a critical role in the development of the rest of your life. Death is the end of life. The cause or reason of someone’s death can become a major catalyst of how people live the rest of their life and cope after this event. Humans can attempt to overcome death in a myriad of ways; whether in a positive way, for example, finding comfort in others, turning to faith, reminiscing, “treasuring the memory” of the person, or simply accepting it and growing from it....   [tags: Death, Life, Accept, Meaning of life]

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Max Weber 's An Ideal Prophet

- Although an ideal-type is designed to be a purposeful exaggeration, Max Weber 's description of the ideal prophet may not be as exaggerated for certain applications. Muhammed, the Arabian prophet, comes awfully close to embodying all the characteristics described in Weber 's "maximum outline" for defining a prophet (Pals ...). Charisma is perhaps the essential characteristic of any type of social leader, including prophets, rulers, and priests alike. Muhammad undoubtedly exemplified this necessary charisma and the transformative power that allowed him to carry out his divinely-ordained mission and proclaim a life-altering message....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Leadership, Qur'an]

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

- My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a film made in 2004 directed by Joel Zwick that evidently portrays several sociological concepts throughout the film. This film highly demonstrates the sociological topics of gender and culture all through the movie. The roles of gender, gender stratification as well as gender stereotyping are exemplified during the film. As for culture, the film displays subculture, counterculture, ethnocentrism, cultural relativism and cultural diffusion. My Big Fat Greek Wedding focuses on a single 30-year-old Greek woman, Toula Portokalos, who works at her family’s restaurant....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Gender role]

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Comparing the Works of Harper Lee

- Both To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck are classic novels in literature that portray major topics such as early Southern life, racial injustice, and the importance of innocence and compassion. The unique and successful authors Steinbeck and Lee both share common characteristics in their most famous and well recognized books. The setting, major themes and symbols to personify innocence are literary similarities between the two stories. Although Of Mice and Men takes place in California, it is in the southern part of the state....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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John Locke and Metaphysics

- ... The distinction between primary and secondary qualities. Locke argues the crucial difference between two kinds of simple ideas we receive from sensation. Some of the ideas we receive resemble their causes out in the world, while others do not. The ideas which resemble their causes are the ideas of primary qualities: solidity, extension, figure, motion, and number. The ideas which do not resemble their causes are the ideas of secondary qualities: color, sound, taste, texture, and odor. Locke than states there is a real world out there beyond our comprehension....   [tags: philosophy, ideas, blank, slate, realism]

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The Farcical Elements in Taming of the Shrew

- The Farcical Elements in Taming of the Shrew A long time ago, a drunken man fell asleep outside an alehouse. This man, Christopher Sly, was discovered by a mischievous lord who took him into his home. The witty lord then convinced Sly that he was a lord, as well. The lord then put on a play for him. The play, The Taming of the Shrew, was about the two young daughters of Baptista. The youngest daughter, Bianca, wished to wed but her father, Baptista, would not allow this until his eldest daughter, Katherina, was married....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Character Analysis: Falstaff

- Shakespeare presents a collection of conventional heroes in Henry IV Part 1. Hal’s transformation, Hotspur’s bravery, and King Henry’s aggressive reign echo the societal values of the traditional Elizabethan male. These characters are all examples of society’s standards. Sir John Falstaff’s round, animated personality contrasts these flat characters in the play. By creating a man who flagrantly disregards societal norms through unconventional behavior, Shakespeare supports personal value over societal values....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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Modernism: Mikhail Bakunin

- As the second wave of industrialization and imperialism boomed, it brought forth a new way of thinking. This way of thinking was to be known as modernism, and it affected spheres of life from politics to psychology. This new modernism marked a change from the old Enlightenment values or the recently declining Romanticist ideals. One such modernist, Mikhail Bakunin exemplified the political aspect of modernism through his revolutionary belief of anarchism and his radical actions in order to promote his beliefs....   [tags: anarchism, equality, freedom]

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How Gender Is Used As A Method Of Understanding Nature, Technology, And Religion

- Gender is social construct used as a method of distinction among both living and non-living things. In many societies, gender is used metaphorically to categorize and explain all facets of human culture the phenomena of nature. This essay will examine the imagery of the male “creator” and the female “vessel” in both contemporary and ancient African culture as a method of understanding nature, technology, and religion. First the binary of creator and vessel will be examined in ancient Egyptian religious ideology on human creation as well as the Egyptian’s connection to the fertility and rebirth of Nile River’s flooding....   [tags: Ancient Egypt, Nile, Flooding of the Nile]

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Sexual Inequality in Disney Movies

- We live in a world that is surrounded with beauty. Amazing skyscrapers, tall, strong buildings. A world that is now equal in all aspects in life, racially, sexually, physically. However, it can be said that this is not the case in the media. Beautiful women were portrayed weak while hideous women were characterized as evil. This essay will explore the sexual inequality in the disney movies Little Mermaid, Tangled and Cinderella . Little Mermaid, a disney filmed created in the 1950’s. A story based upon a mermaid princes who dreams to be a part of the human society....   [tags: pretty, weak, villians, hideous]

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How Literature Enhances our Perceptions

- Jeremy Hsu, Luis Urrea, and E.B. White have different writing credentials: one is a science journalist, one a creative writing professor, the other an essayist. Although from different backgrounds, each has explored the power of literature. Through Hsu’s “The Secrets of Storytelling”, “Life is An Act of Literary Creation” by Urrea and E.B. White’s pieces in Essays of E.B. White, each author shows how literature is used to enhance our perceptions of the world around us, creating a sense of community....   [tags: literature, ]

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The Issue Of Health Care

-     Health Care is one of the largest issues that our nation faces as we approach the impending 2016 presidential election.  The Republican and Democratic sides “Present such drastically different views of the world” and healthcare, as said in the article Election 2016: Where do the parties stand on health (Klugman, 2016). There is no correct or incorrect healthcare solution in today’s world, however, there is a platform that would better suit America. The platform that would better suit America is most definitely that of the Democratic Party....   [tags: Barack Obama, President of the United States]

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The Vaccine War

- Through the rise of technological advances in medicine, the vaccine has changed the world for the greater good of the human race. Making a great triumph and virtually eliminating an array of life-threatening diseases, from smallpox to diphtheria, thus adding approximately thirty years to many humans’ life spans. Although, a new complication has arisen, possibly linking neurological digression with this rise of new vaccines. Such a digression has forced parents to exempt their children from receiving vaccinations and brought forth mental anguish affecting the minds of many....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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Beauty And Beauty : The Statue Of David And Petrarch 's Sonnet 190

- The concept of beauty during the Middle Ages consisted of the idea that beauty was directly correlated to spirituality. In other words, a person was judged as either good or bad based on their outer appearance, as well as their standing in society. Therefore, executions of beauty manifested in the arts was limited to only a certain class of individuals and was more determined by what a person’s status was in society. In addition, artwork of people was made to be mostly concentrated on the countenance, with artificially smooth skin, intentionally showing no sign of blemish or flaw unless by accident....   [tags: Renaissance, Middle Ages, Florence, Italy]

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Religion : A Cultural System Of Beliefs

- Religion in the general aspect is best described as a cultural system of beliefs and practices that people look to spiritually in order explain and understand the nature of human existence. For many people religion holds great value to the meaning of life. Religion provides people with moral guidelines, beliefs, and practices of worship in order to help them through their daily life. Individuals vary on their level of commitment or devotion to their religious faith, however the basic meaning and purpose of having religion in a person’s life remains true to all who choose to believe in a higher power....   [tags: Religion, Meaning of life, Christianity, God]

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Jurassic Park: Gender Politics and Dinosaurs

- Man has always said that women are an entirely different species. As humorous as it sounds, no single gender cannot exist alone and are not depicted as superior to another. In Steven Spielberg’s film Jurassic Park (1993) the gender politics in the film associate the female gender to nature and the dinosaurs as well, but at the same time it deems the female gender as an enigma. While the film presents only two female characters, Dr. Ellie Sattler [Laura Dern] and Lex Murphy [Ariana Richards], they present feminist ideologies that not only present them as modern women but seem to contrast Ellie to nature and dinosaurs as a commentary on the changing roles of women....   [tags: Steven Spielberg, Men, Women, Gender]

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The Downfall Of Enron Will

- The downfall of Enron will probably go down as one of the largest corporate America. Mr. Kenneth Lay Enron has been responsible for the imprisonment of many corporate leaders in America. The Securities and Exchange Commission had been investigating Enron on their accounting practices for many years. The high ranked Executives that we involved with Enron were falsifying accounting records and inflating losses and liabilities. The lack of Business ethics, and disregard for the law to the public and other consumers is completed unacceptable and rightfully so CEO’s have been imprisoned for such inexcusable acts of illegal actions....   [tags: Business ethics, Enron, Ethics, Corporation]

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The Burst of Nationalistic Rhetoric in Europe during the XX Century Contributed to the Explosion of the World Wars

- The burst of nationalistic rhetoric in Europe during the twentieth century contributed to the rise of nation states, which fiercely guarded their economic and military interests in order to ensure their country’s continuation of prosperity remained constant. However, the dominant powers of Europe inspired by their nationalistic zeal to expand the influence of their respected nation states, would soon create a fog of rivalry and mistrust. This proverbial fog would eventually engulf the continent, eventually leading to the outbreak of two world wars....   [tags: continental gridlock, mistrust and rivalry]

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Love and Happiness in Elephants by Sarah Gruen and The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

- Happiness is essential for one to be sane. Love leads to happiness and this is shown in the novels Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen and The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. Characters in both novels try to find happiness through love, but it ultimately leads to despair because of the death or loss of a loved one. Happiness is fulfilled through the form of love. To begin with, Jacob has respect and love for his parents that have been there every step of his life. The Dean of the University calls Jacob into his office and Jacob fears “Dear Lord- if I get expelled now, my father will kill me....   [tags: The Book of Negroes]

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As For Me and My House, and Three Day Road by Sinclair Ross and Joseph Boyden

- Through comparing and contrasting the novels As For Me and My House, and Three Day Road by Sinclair Ross and Joseph Boyden the habitual theme of obsession is present. According to the oxford English dictionary it defines obsession as, “an idea, image, or influence which continually fills or troubles the mind; a compulsive interest or preoccupation; the fact or state of being troubled or preoccupied in this way.” (OED) This is significantly present in both works, since it is exemplified through the characters of Philip, Elijah, and Xavier....   [tags: obsession, Philip, Elijah, and Xavier]

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Video Games Impact The Way That Society Views Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And / Or Transgender Individuals?

- How does the representation of LGBT characters in video games impact the way that society views Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender individuals. From the humble origins of the video gaming industry, individuals have been influenced and their ideas of certain themes have been impacted. Nowadays, this industry is just a popular as any other media which exists in the mainstream world. Characters within video games reflect society’s changing views of the normalities of which individuals and/or groups must abide to....   [tags: Video game, Video game industry, Transgender]

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The Importance Of Teachers ' Roles And Pedagogy On The Positioning Of English Language Learners

- Introduction Bogum Yoon’s journal article “Uninvited Guests: The Influence of Teachers’ Roles and Pedagogy on the Positioning of English Language Learners in the Regular Classroom” from the American Educational Research Journal seeks to explain the importance of teachers’ roles and pedagogy in classrooms that include English Language Learning (ELL) students. Yoon’s article argues that ELL students have not received adequate support in normal classrooms because of how teachers’ understand their teaching roles and duties....   [tags: Education, Teacher, English language, Pedagogy]

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Harry And Sally : Relationship Development Theories, Models, And The Maintenance Of A Relationship

-   With a society that frequently emphasizes love and relationships, the movie When Harry Met Sally follows a theme of finding that individual that person is willing to spend their time together for life. The film story is about two new graduates, Harry and Sally, and their journey to finding themselves through relationships, friendships and the encounters with each other 's overs the years. Harry and Sally explored their contrasting perspectives in which each gender hold regarding relationships....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Sociology]

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Can Humanitarian Intervention Be Used For Alleviate Human Suffering And Rights Abuses?

- Can Humanitarian Intervention Be Used to Alleviate Human Suffering and Rights Abuses. The clash between State sovereignty and the protection of human rights abuses through humanitarian intervention still remains prominent in international relations today. The international community faces a dilemma of allowing violations of human rights in defence of maintaining State sovereignty and intervention (Ludlow 1999). Humanitarian intervention can be understood as the use of coercive action or military force in another state without their permission aimed at “preventing or ending widespread and grave violation of the fundamental human rights of individuals other than their own citizens” (Kantareva...   [tags: Human rights, United Nations, Human security, Law]

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The Scene Of The Bath With The Door Open By Judith Butler

- The scene begins with Trixie in the bath with the door open, singing, presenting a feminine idea to the audience which is further exemplified as the camera drags to the next room where we can see Carol sitting in front of a mirror doing her hair. Critic Judith Butler describes the idea of gender as an act “In what senses, then, is gender an act. As in other ritual social dramas, the action of gender requires a performance that is repeated. This repetition is at once a re-enactment and re-experiencing of a set of meanings already socially established; and it is the mundane and ritualized form of their legitimation”....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Upper class]

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Why Japan Was Able to Become a Strong World Power Again

- Why Japan Was Able to Become a Strong World Power Again   Beginning in the early seventeenth century, Japan went from being one of the driving forces of technological and military power in the modern world to becoming outdated, old due to a lack of technological innovation. From this Japan was able to outlast the hard times, becoming once again becoming technological powerhouse. This was because, as stated in the book, “The Lexus and the Olive Tree” by author Thomas L. Friedman, they were able to find a happy median between the Lexus and the olive tree, in other words, new ideas and technology, while still maintaining traditional values of culture and race, both politically and socially....   [tags: Japan, Technological Powerhouse]

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The Rise of Four Empires in 300 B.C. to 200 B.C.

- ... However in the Hellenistic states, literacy in Greek was essential for success in advancement in both private and public sectors of society. To further ensure the success of the empires government, empires had enforced uniform legal codes. The roman empire exemplified this through Rome’s twelve tables, and mauryan empire did so through the mauryan code engraved on the stone pillars. An honest bureaucracy was a necessity to an effective empire, because of such they created checks and balances to help keep them in line....   [tags: leadership, military, economy, technology]

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Luxuries and Love in the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Gatsby throws lavish parties for dozens of people in his own house, yet has no or very few real friends. Gatsby throws these parties in an attempt to obtain his dream, which is to buy back the happiness he lost along with Daisy (Kazin 31). Jay Gatsby himself “is a deeply flawed hero like other antiheroes…like Mad Men’s Don Draper who possesses many Gatsby-esque traits…” such as changing his identity to create a new version of himself, yet still not finding happiness (Batchelor). Gatsby’s forever idealistic view of life may partly be to blame for his inability to achieve his dream....   [tags: american dream, lost identity, poor choices]

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Chapter 5 Of Strayer : Ways Of The World Text Book

- The documents under Patriarchy and Womens voices, written in Chapter 5 of Strayer: Ways of the World text book, highlights patriarchy and women’s rights in the Chinese, Indian and Roman Empire societies in the first century. These documents provide information on how women are affected in these patriarchal societies of the first century. The chapter is made up of multiple writings from each civilization of women, the majority being documents written by the women themselves. It is evident that each group women mentioned in the text have different views on the patriarchal societies that they live in resulting in different actions and reactions being made in the societies....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Civilization, Law]

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Effects Of Colonization On The Black Community With Deep Soul Wounds

- The effects of this colonization has left the Black community with deep soul wounds, ones that have not been simple to heal. One of the leftover side-effect of colonization is what being “Black” means and represents. The term Black has come to represent everything that white is not. What this means is that if white represents purity, virginity, beautiful, and innocent then being black represents dirty, sullied, ugly, and guilty. It is this understanding of Black that has created the stereotypical image of what being Black represents....   [tags: Black people, Race, Human skin color]

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The Relationship Between the Communist/Socialist Movements and the Liberation Movements

- Communist/socialist movements played a vital role in the development of liberation movements. Throughout most of Asia and Africa the communist/socialist sphere of influence grew to amass approximately a third of the worlds population. Engulfing many nations on the cusp of their independence. The relationship between the communist/socialist movements and liberation movements was based on an acting factor that enabled the movement to succeed because of the communist/socialist influence over the factor....   [tags: Politics]

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The Evolution of Manet: Transitioning from Realism to Impressionism, 1860-1880

- The Evolution of Manet: Transitioning from Realism to Impressionism, 1860-1880 Although at first glance, Realism and Impressionism appear to be completely separate movements in 19th century art, they in fact were both bred as a response to the new order of Europe that had evolved as a result of the marks made by both the Industrial Revolution and a series of European continental wars. Realist painters and Impressionist painters alike faced controversy in challenging the status quo of the Salons, and took risks to no longer romanticize drastic changes within society caused by industrialization, but instead acknowledge them head-on....   [tags: Art ]

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Great Generals of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War

- Great generals are crucial to the prospering of a nation. They impart unity to a country and defend against any enemy it may encounter. There are two wars showcasing such brilliant generals in American history: the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. In one, the English colonists on the continent of North America broke off from their mother country to form their own. In the other, the nation of the United States, having been firmly established at that point, was fighting against itself over the issue of slavery....   [tags: american politics, grant, washington]

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Love in The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

- “His love for Frodo rose above all other thoughts, and forgetting his peril he cried aloud: 'I'm coming Mr. Frodo!” Throughout the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien, one of the most prominent themes present is the life and world changing effects of love. Tolkien reveals the importance of both love, and the different types of love; love among brothers, family, lovers, leaders, animals, and of country are all shown. With numerous examples of the different kinds of love responsible for saving Middle Earth, Tolkien is able to convey the significance and impact of love....   [tags: frodo, hobbit, animal roles]

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Real Strong Women: Women of Power in the Ancient Works

- From the role of the wily seductress, to the submissive housewife, to the raging warrior, women were a focal point of Ancient Greek works. Although they are often looked over and considered, the roles they played in their culture were undeniably important. Women may have been thought to have far less worth than a man, however, their undeniable power and influence in Greek society cannot be overlooked. The substantial position they held is verified in numerous texts of the era, including the works of Homer, Virgil, and Ovid....   [tags: Greek epic, Homer, Ovid, Virgil]

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God Works Through Jacob to Help Achieve His Divine Plan

- ... Rebekah’s actions clearly have roots in what God has told her the future will hold. She works as an extension of God to have Jacob rule over Esau; the blessing indicating the very first important step. When Esau realizes that his brother has stolen everything from him, Esau swears to his mother that he will kill Jacob. However, having been swayed by the words of God, Rebekah proceeds to tell Jacob about Esau’s plan and insists that he flee to Haran. This guiding and “support” from his mother, working as the silent and unseen hand of God, allows Jacob to survive....   [tags: bible, israel, cycle]

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