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Dalai Lama

- The Dalai Lama: Leader in Exile Among world leaders, there is no one like His Holiness the Dalai Lama, religious and political leader of Tibet and winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. Brought up from an unusual childhood, he became head of the state of Tibet at age 16, and was later forced into exile by the Chinese government. Despite all the hardship he had to endure he does not give up his fight for freedom and treats all sentiment beings with love and compassion. Through his fight for freedom, he has proven himself to be the spiritual and political leader whom the people of Tibet love....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Napoleon at Waterloo

- On March 20, 1815 Napoleon returned to Paris from his exile on the island of Elba. This day marked the beginning of “Napoleon’s 100 Days”, as many historians have dubbed the brief episode , which ended July 8, 1815 when Louis XVIII was reinstated as the King of France. Within a period of two months Napoleon, capitalizing on France’s enormous population, conscripted an army roughly 280,000 strong . Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces exceeded those of the Anglo-Allied forces, led by the Duke of Wellington, Field Marshall Blucher, and the Prince of Orange, by 50,000 men....   [tags: World History ]

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Oedipus the King

- Irony is “incongruity between the actual results of a sequence of events and the normal or expected results (Merriam – Webster).” This means that a person may think that something is going to happen based on what they see or what they believe, when in reality the exact opposite happens. Irony can be further specified as dramatic or tragic irony. These types of irony often occur in plays, stories, and movies; where viewers or readers are led in one direction and director or author reveals different results than what is expected....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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Sympathy in Beowulf

- While the classic battle between good and evil forces is a major theme of the medieval epic Beowulf, one may question whether these good and evil forces are as black and white as they appear. Scholars such as Herbert G. Wright claim that “the dragon, like the giant Grendel, is an enemy of mankind, and the audience of Beowulf can have entertained no sympathy for either the one or the other” (Wright, 4). However, other scholars such as Andy Orchard disagree with this claim, and believe that there is “something deeply human about the ‘monsters’” (Orchard, 29)....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]

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Brave New World

- I. SUBJECT Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a satire about a utopian society where all people are divided by class and bred in order to do the work that is required of that class. It opened with on the process of this breeding, called conditioning, in the Central London Hatching and Conditioning Centre. The Director of the Hatchery was giving a tour to a group of boys, explaining the process of sleep-teaching, which is how morals and principles were implanted into the brains of children. The story moved on to Lenina Crowne and Bernard Marx, when Lenina admitted to a friend that she was attracted to Bernard....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Aldous Huxley]

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Epic of Beowulf

- While the classic battle between good and evil forces is a major theme of the medieval epic Beowulf, one may question whether these good and evil forces are as black and white as they appear. Scholars such as Herbert G. Wright claim that the “dragon, like the giant Grendel, is an enemy of mankind, and the audience of Beowulf can have entertained no sympathy for either the one or the other” (Wright, 4). However, other scholars such as Andy Orchard disagree with this claim, and believe that there is “something deeply human about the ‘monsters’” (Orchard, 29)....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]

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Romeo and Juliet

- Physical separation is a powerful obstacle that is sometimes faced by those bound to each other in love. It brings about intense emotional pain and can hinder any relationship with which true love is at its core. Shakespeare’s Sonnet 56 involved two lovers that experienced physical separation as a stumbling block in their kinship. The “sad interim” with which the lovers found themselves suffering caused the intensity of their love to vanish. With their love fading quickly, the two desired for “sweet love” to “renew thy force.” They wanted their love for each other to be “blunter be than appetite, / Which but today by feeding is allayed, / Tomorrow sharpened in his former might.” They wishe...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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Why myths are studied

- The reason myths are studied in today’s culture are because the stories are about the human condition, not about time or place. It is this versatility of myths, that allows Far East’s Ramayana to be mirrored in many ways by a far away galaxy’s Star Wars. The Ramayana’s lead hero is Vishnu, in the human form of Rama. The birth of Rama is divined by priests. The goal of Rama will be to defeat the evil Ravana. Star Wars starts in a similar fashion with the jedi legend of a chosen one, who can bring balance to the force....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Loneliness in The Seafarer by Bradley and The Wife's Lament by Stanford

- When exiled from society, loneliness becomes apparent within a person. The poems The Seafarer translated by S.A.J. Bradley and The Wife?s Lament translated by Ann Stanford have a mournful and forlorn mood. Throughout each poem exists immense passion and emotion. In the two elegiac poems there is hardship, loneliness and uncertainty for each character to live with. The Wife?s Lament speaks movingly about loneliness, due to the speaker projecting the lonesomeness of the women who was exiled from society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Setting of The Scarlet Letter

- Setting is a term that denotes the local and historical time in which action occurs in a narrative work. However setting can be used for other purposes in a novel including serving as a symbol to support the novels theme. The diverse settings of The Scarlet Letter such as the market place, the forest and Hester’s cottage are examples of this. The market place was the quintessential delineation of austere Puritan society. Being that it was one of the main gathering places of Puritans it was almost always highly populated....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Censorship in art

- Censorship in Art Censorship has existed in the United States since colonial times. In the early history of American culture censorship’s emphasis was on political statements and actions, banning literature, music and even people from being heard in this country. This leading too more closed-minded views about different cultures and society, which we are still fighting to over come in the present day. Today a better-informed America has switched their views to a more sexual content when deciding what should be publicly released....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Solzhenitsyn and Truth

- “In the struggle with falsehood art always did win and it always does win!” Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a Soviet dissident, espoused this philosophy to the Swedish Academy. He spoke of the power of art in combating the tyranny and lies of a corrupt government, and as a medium for evaluating society. He was at various times, a soldier in the Soviet army, a political prisoner of the Soviet state, a celebrity for his literary works, and an exile from all of Russia. His fiery philippic against Stalin landed him in prison for eight years; his account of prison life made him immensely popular during the de-Stalinization years of the early 1960’s, and he was deported for his most famous work, The Gula...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stalin vs. Trotsky

- Stalin vs. Trotsky I. Dzhugashvili and Bronstein Joseph Stalin, born Dzhugashvili, and Leon Trotsky, born Bronstein, were the same age, and both had been from early youth members of the Russian Social Democratic party. As dedicated Communists, they had common basic outlook: they were philosophical materialists, committed to the unity of theory and practice and bent upon spreading Communism throughout the whole world. While Lenin was alive (at any rate until 1922) both men had a secure place in his favor and therefore in the party as a whole....   [tags: Papers]

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Ancient Religions

- Religions of the Ancient World Religions of the ancient world were in a state of constant flux. Karl Jaspers states that between the eighth and fourth centuries B.C.E, “great changes took place in all the civilized world” (qtd. in Basham 36), and the great thinkers of these times began thinking independently and individually. Moreover, “after these great thinkers the world was never the same again” (qtd. in Basham 36-37). These times were dubbed the “axial period” (qtd. in Basham 37). The axial religions that emerged during this period were profound and lasting....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Cleisthenes Essay

- What reforms did Cleisthenes introduce and what were his likely motives for them. Cleisthenes, the son of Megakles, began work on the constitution of Attica (Athens). Unlike Solon, he left no writings to describe himself, so he remains a vague figure. Unlike Solon, Cleisthenes did not receive any clear directions on reform. His achievements were made through the assembly, the government body made up of all the citizens with the responsibility of passing laws. As the head of a rich and aristocratic clan, his main motives may have been to acquire political power for himself and his noble followers as well as a military purpose and democracy....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Fall

- The Fall I first read The Fall in college and thought it one of the best explorations of a single character I have ever or will ever read. Unfortunately, my paper on the work was less well received. In fact, it was given a mark of "C" with the advice that I pay closer attention to the story. To this day I consider The Fall an incredible character study in search of a story. Why does one need a perfect story, anyway. It remains my bias... the professor did not appreciate what Camus accomplished and overstated what Camus did not....   [tags: Papers]

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The Main Features of Government and Society Across the Italian Peninsular on the Eve of the Revolutions in 1848

- The Main Features of Government and Society Across the Italian Peninsular on the Eve of the Revolutions in 1848 During the 18th century the country Italy didn't exist, it was a collection of eight states unrelated to each other and uninterested in becoming related. There was a feeling of campanilismo with regimental differences within the states, as well as political fragmentation and general economic backwardness. There was no real sense of being Italian. This changed when Italy was occupied by the French between 1796-1815....   [tags: Papers]

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Soviet historians hold the view that the period ranging from 1905 to 1914 was chosen by the Bolsheviks as a time to reorganis

- Discuss the reasons why the Bolsheviks had achieved so little by 1914 Despite being the main opposition to the Tsar in Russia at the time, the Bolsheviks failed to make any significant progress in their aims to overthrow the Tsarist autocracy, due to many problems throwing the party in to crisis, with their efforts to influence the proletariat to revolt against the Tsar proved to be failed attempts. In order to come out with a fair and balanced conclusion, it is necessary to look at the opinions of historians from both ends of the spectrum: from the sympathetic Soviet historians, to the more critical opinions of the Western historians, and then lastly looking at...   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing the Women in Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses

- Characterization of Women in Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses   Joyce's depiction of women is characterized by a high degree of literary self-consciousness, perhaps even more so than in the rest of his work. The self-consciousness emerges as an awareness of both genre and linguistic expectations. contrasting highly self-conscious, isolated literary men (or men with literary aspirations) with women who follow more romantic models, even stereotypes. In Dubliners, Joyce utilizes a clichéd story of doomed love ending in death-physical or spiritual-in "A Painful Case" and "The Dead." The former holds far more to these conventions and can be read as a pre...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Comparison of Gregory from Gaskell's The Half Brother's and Michael from Dickens's The Poor Relation

- The Comparison of Gregory from Gaskell's The Half Brother's and Michael from Dickens's The Poor Relation This essay will scrutinize the characters of Gregory from Gaskell's 'The Half Brothers' and Michael from Dickens 'The Poor Relation Story'. Initially the essay will analyse elements of the characters personality as well as the origin of the personality and how it is created by the influence on each characters family. Additionally, the analysis will similarly focus on more intimate elements of each character such as isolation and how the author creates sympathy....   [tags: Papers]

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A Comparison of Hubris in Catcher in the Rye, Scarlet Letter, and Great Gatsby

- Hubris in the Protagonists of Catcher in the Rye, Scarlet Letter, and Great Gatsby     Aristotle praised Sophocles' King Oedipus as the definitive Greek tragedy; however, he could not have surmised the influence of Oedipus' tragic pride on modern day literature and philosophy. Hubris, the only true crime, has had a threefold influence: it is a reason for downfall as well as a characteristic of criminal motivation; it is manifested in the diverse protagonists of Salinger, Fitzgerald, and Hawthorne; and it is forgiven only by repentance for wrongdoing and the complete surrender of pride....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller: Willy Loman is NOT a Tragic Hero

- Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller: Willy Loman is NOT a Tragic Hero In The Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, it is argued weather that Willy Loman is a tragic hero. There are cases for both classifications of Willy. By definition, a tragic hero is a person born into nobility, is responsible for their own fate, endowed with a tragic flaw, and doomed to make a serious error in judgment. The tragic hero eventually falls from great esteem. They realize they have made an irreversible mistake, faces death with honor, and dies tragically....   [tags: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller]

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The Justification of Human Rights Protests During President Jiang Zernin's Visit to the UK

- The Justification of Human Rights Protests During President Jiang Zernin's Visit to the UK To answer this question I will have to take into account both sides of the argument, my perspective and the Chinese's, otherwise it would be unfair and prejudice for me to only discuss one side of it. On October 19th 1999 president Jiang Zernin visited the UK, although it did not go as well as he may have hoped due to demonstrators staging a noisy protest outside his hotel. Their motive for this disrespectful behavior was their anger over China's abuse of human rights and its occupation of Tibet....   [tags: Human Rights Essays]

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The Effectiveness of Act 3 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- The Effectiveness of Act 3 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act three scene five is one of the most important scenes in the play Romeo and Juliet. The reason for this is, is the fact that it is an effective piece of drama. It has meaningful lines which are well written and well acted to make it so effective. Romeo and Juliet is read in almost every school today and has influenced other plays and films like 2003’s Underworld, where it was more or less the same, except the Montague’s and Capulet’s were replaced with vampires and werewolves....   [tags: Papers]

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Connecting Babylon Revisited, My Life, and the Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald

-     It is no wonder, that when students read literature, some are confused about the meaning of the story or poem, know little, if anything at all, about the author, and have trouble memorizing important points. This is not only because of the limited time allowed, but because the student fails to associate new knowledge with old knowledge. Making a personal connection is important whether the instructor recommends it or not. Attention should be given to both the technical points of the writing and the author's biography....   [tags: Babylon Revisited, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Dramatic Impact of Act 3, Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet

- The Dramatic Impact of Act 3, Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet The dramatic impact of Act 3, Scene 1 of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is quite a large one, it is the scene where everything starts to go downhill for Romeo, as it is the scene where Mercutio dies, and Romeo seals his fate. He does this by fighting, then killing one of his new family members, Tybalt, in revenge of killing Mercutio. At hearing the news of this the Prince Escalus, a kinsman of Mercutio, decides not to kill Romeo, but banish him, to Mantua, which sends him away from his wife, and his family....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Role of the Family Explored in Slapstick and Grapes of Wrath

- Role of the Family Explored in Slapstick and Grapes of Wrath       On Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the need for belongingness and love ranks only below the need for survival, making it one of our most basic needs (Weiten 267). Many people fill this need for affection by participating in a family unit. However, as the 20th century continues, the emphasis on family in America is decreasing. Divorce rates, single-parent households, and children born out of wedlock are all increasing. Furthermore, instead of the network of aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, and other relatives that was prevalent in early America, Americans today are more distant from their extended family....   [tags: Grapes Wrath essays]

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Comparing My Name is Asher Lev, Naked Lunch and Animal Farm

- Comparative Analysis of My Name is Asher Lev, Naked Lunch and Animal Farm         What do a junkie, Communists pigs, and a little Jewish boy have in common. No, this isnÕt an Anti-Semitic crack. In fact, the answer is really nothing. Then how would Naked Lunch, Animal Farm, and My Name is Asher Lev make a good comparative research paper. ThereÕs no magic involved really. To solve this perplexity one must think like Chaim Potok who said that "no feeling, no thought, and no sensibility cannot be tapped or explored and revealed" (Abramson 59)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast]

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King Lear’s Sins Pale in Comparison to those Committed Against Him

- King Lear’s Sins Pale in Comparison to those Committed Against Him King Lear commits several acts that are nearly unforgivable. Not only does he exile a trusted, loyal servant, he also banishes his own daughter. Cordelia, unable and unwilling to submit herself to the ridiculous game of her father, is sent off to France with his curses. His subsequent action - the division of the land between his two ungrateful daughters - is the final act, the final sin, and one that plunges the land into turmoil....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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Gender and Coming of Age in Shakespeare’s As You Like It

- Gender and Coming of Age in Shakespeare’s As You Like It Shakespeare introduces the protagonists of his comedy, As You Like It, as youths mourning the absence of their fathers: Orlando remarks on the consequences of his father’s death and Rosalind first appears despairing over her father’s exile. He closes the play with the marriage of these youths. The absence of their respective fathers centrally figures into their courtship and preparation for marriage. Even more noticeable is the absence of all mothers—not a single mother or older wife appears in the play....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]

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Act 3 Scene 3 Of Romeo And Juliet by William Shakespeare

- Act 3 Scene 3 Of Romeo And Juliet by William Shakespeare Act 3 Scene 3 is a perfect example of Romeo's despondent persona. The events that take place in Friar Laurence's cell occur right after Romeo's marriage to Juliet. Romeo's devastation by the news that he is to be banished from Verona after murdering Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, had led him to seek guidance from Friar Laurence. Although this may seem understandable, Romeo is melodramatic and gives the impression that he is an over-the-top teenager....   [tags: Papers]

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A Comparison of Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent

- A Comparison of Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent       This essay consists of two separate parts but the intention is that both these parts will prove to be relevant from the point of view of what this essay sets out to study. The first part will present Joseph Conrad's life and some of his works and the latter part will consist of a comparison of two of Conrad's works, Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent. In this essay I will begin from two assumptions, namely, that both the works mentioned above include clearly identifiable similarities in their narration, theme and method, and, that Conrad's own experiences and views have had great effect on both works....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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What Are The Circumstances Of The Chinese Occupation Of Tibet?

- “The only way to settle questions of an ideological nature of controversial issues among the people is by the democratic method, the method of discussion, or criticism, of persuasion and education and not by the method of coercion or repression.” This statement was made by Mao Tse Tung, the Communist leader of China, in February of 1957. Seven years earlier, Chinese forces had invaded and begun the destruction of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism. The Plateau of Tibet comprises nearly the entire southeastern portion of China....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Oedipus the King: Oedipus' Struggle with Fate and Free Will

- In our world today, fate and free will remains the biggest mystery of all; is everything we do controlled or do we have the freedom of choice. In the story "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles, the author uses the idea of fate and free will to explain the struggle of Oedipus's life. Fate and free will is explained as; fate is controlled by an outside supernatural force, and there is no way of controlling it. Free will is when each of us is responsible and controls all aspects of our own life. The author of "Oedipus the King" uses ironic devices to convey a tragic attitude toward the struggle of fate and free will....   [tags: Oedipus Rex Essays]

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Orwell's Comparing Animal Farm and The Russian System Of Communism

- Orwell's Comparing Animal Farm and The Russian System Of Communism Animal Farm is a satire and prophecy of the Russian revolution, which was written by George Orwell in 1945. George Orwell was a political satirist who led a somewhat strange life. His original name was 'Eric Arthur Blair', which was later changed to his familiar pen name for its 'manly, English, country-sounding ring'. He was a lonely boy and had many uncertain jobs until he finally became a writer, crossing political and artistic ideas into most of his books....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Lenin's Contribution to Marxism up to 1905 and the Consequences

- Lenin's Contribution to Marxism up to 1905 and the Consequences Karl Marx was a German philosopher who wrote the Communist Manifesto, which encouraged workers to unite and seize power by revolution. His views became known as Marxism and influenced the thinking of socialists throughout Europe in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Marx believed that history was evolving in a series of stages towards a perfect state - Communism. These stages started with Feudalism - with the aristocrats controlling politics....   [tags: Papers]

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Account For the Success of the Bolsheviks in October 1917

- Account For the Success of the Bolsheviks in October 1917 At the beginning of 1917 most of the Bolsheviks were in exile but by the end of 1917 the Bolshevik party had not only consolidated control of Moscow and Petrograd, but they were also advancing on the rest of the country. This success was due to several linked factors; the Bolshevik policy of non-cooperation, weakness of the Provisional Government, division of alternative opposition, Lenin's leadership skills, the power of the Petrograd Soviet and Trotsky as its leader, failure on deliver of land reform and the oppressed, armed workers in Petrograd....   [tags: Papers]

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Why the Bolsheviks were Able to Seize Power in 1917

- Why the Bolsheviks were Able to Seize Power in 1917 There are many reasons for which the Bolsheviks were able to take control 1917, amongst them being precise organisation and planning, exceptional timing and a fair amount of good luck. In this essay I wish to discuss these issues in more depth and explain why the Bolshevik revolution was able to take place. In September 1917 the Bolshevik party became the largest in the Petrograd Soviet and they controlled the Military Committee, which was under chairman Leon Trotsky, a leading member of the Bolshevik movement....   [tags: Papers]

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The Dalai Lama, Before, During And After The Chinese Invasion

- The universally recognized 14th Dalai Lama has tirelessly fought for the freedom for Tibet, during and after the unlawful occupation of the Chinese. His non-violence and political involvement for Tibet had brought acknowledgment and respect from the rest of the world. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was born in 1934 in Eastern Tibet. He was hailed his predecessor's incarnation at the age of two, and was enthroned in 1940. Traditionally, the role of the Dalai Lama is the spiritual guide and leader of Tibet, creating a symbol of security and peace....   [tags: Biography]

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Silence, exile, and cunning."- these are weapons Stephen Dedalus chooses in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. And these, too, were weapons that its author, James Joyce, used against a hostile world. Like his fictional hero, Stephen, the young Joyce felt stifled by the narrow interests, religious pressures, and political squabbles of turn-of-the-century Ireland. In 1904, when he was twenty-two, he left his family, the Roman Catholic Church, and the "dull torpor" of Dublin for the European continent to become a writer....   [tags: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man]

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Stephen Dedalus - Rebel Without a Cause. His soul had arisen from the grave of boyhood, spurning her grave-clothes. Yes. Yes. Yes. He would create proudly out of the freedom and power of his soul, as the great artificer whose name he bore, a living thing, new and soaring and beautiful, impalpable, imperishable Throughout A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man Stephen Dedalus is persistently portrayed as the outsider, apart from the society he and his family inhabit, connecting with no-one and seeking solitude and isolation at every turn....   [tags: Literature James Joyce Essays]

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Satan: The True Hero of Paradise Lost by Milton

- Satan: The True Hero of Paradise Lost by Milton The identity of the true protagonist in Paradise Lost is a mystery. One would gather that Milton, a Puritan, would have no problem casting God as the hero, and Satan as the antagonist. However, looking back in history, Milton saw that most epic heroes had conflicts that prevented them from accomplishing their goals. God and his Son have no conflict, and Adam’s story does not really begin until the Fall of Man. Therefore, Milton was forced to select Satan as the hero of Paradise Lost because he adheres to the guidelines of epic poetry set by Homer, Virgil and others....   [tags: Milton Paradise Lost Essays]

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The Power Struggle in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

- The Power Struggle in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart is a powerful novel about the social changes that occurred when the white man first arrived on the African continent. The novel is based on a conception of humans as self-reflexive beings and a definition of culture as a set of control mechanisms. Things Fall Apart is the story of Okonkwo, an elder, in the Igbo tribe. He is a fairly successful man who earned the respect of the tribal elders. The story of Okonkwo’s fall from a respected member of the tribe to an outcast who dies in disgrace graphically dramatizes the struggle between the altruistic values of Christianity and the lust for power that mot...   [tags: Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe]

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Context in Mother Courage and her Children by Brecht

- Context in Mother Courage and her Children by Brecht There are many different contexts to the play and they are all influenced by social, cultural and historical implications. The context of the play itself and how it was written and performed for the first time and now were all influenced by events that occurred in Brecht’s life. The play itself discusses the thirty year war but is a clear reflection of the Second World War. Brecht believed that the war only took place for the economic benefit of the government and decided to portray this within his work....   [tags: Second World War Bertolt Brecht Essays]

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Amin Maalouf Utilizes Language and Religion in Leo Africanus

- Amin Maalouf unlike many writers of his era portrayed an adventure of a unique protagonist striving to find a significant meaning within his life. Maaloufs Book 1 clearly conveys the child hood of Hasan, in other words, Leo Africanus and how he perceived the events that took place which, as one could determine, shaped his life. Maalouf conveys this in such a unique manner, with literary devices which exalt the principle of cultural patriotism. This is done in such a way that further intentions can be extricated such as the defiance of typical stereotypes....   [tags: World Literature]

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The Seizure of Power by the Bolsheviks in 1917

- The Seizure of Power by the Bolsheviks in 1917 How did the Bolsheviks seize power of the Russia Empire in 1917. They were able to do this as a result of taking advantage of the current political and social situations in the country at the time. Through such decisions as disbanding the army and siding with the majority, the peasants, though such promises as land, food, equality and peace. Through such events Lenin was able to take full control for the Bolsheviks. The Bolsheviks started off, in 1903, as the main minority of the Social Democratic Labour Party....   [tags: Papers]

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The Reasons Behind the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet

- The Reasons Behind the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet "From forth the fatal loins of these to foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Doth with their death bury their parent's strife." From the opening scenes of the play it is made clear that these two children of the feuding families were destined to fall in love and eventually die together, but was it the actions of their friends that brought about their deaths or could it be that their deaths were just inevitable....   [tags: Papers]

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Judaism - One of the World's Oldest Religious Traditions

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Why the Provisional Government in Russia Lasted Eight Months

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The Character of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest

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Character Analysis of Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart

- In the novel Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo is portrayed as a respected and determined individual whose fatal flaw eventually works against him. Throughout the novel the readers are shown that Okonkwo has many of these Characteristics because he is obsessed with the idea of becoming just like his father. This becomes his flaw in the novel that puts him into exile and makes it hard for him to adjust to the changes that were made with in his village. Okonkwo is portrayed as a respected individual in many ways....   [tags: World Cultures]

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Napoleon as the Betrayer to the French Revolution

- Napoleon as the Betrayer to the French Revolution Napoleon Bonaparte has remained one of history's most furiously debated characters. This is because there has been much speculation and many differing interpretations of his actions as leader of France from 1799-1815. Most historians tend to have been torn between the portraits of Napoleon as the heir of the Revolution or as the destroyer of the Revolution's most sacred principles. However, a third opinion has emerged that suggests that Napoleon made revolutionary ideas practical and therefore acted as a bridge between the Ancien Regime and the lofty ideals of the Revolution....   [tags: Papers]

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Turning Points in the Life of Vladimir Lenin

- Turning Points in the Life of Vladimir Lenin In 1917 Lenin became the Russian dictator and is known nowadays as a Founder of Communism. Many events in his life have turned Lenin's attitude and changed him. In 1887, Lenin's brother was convicted of an attempted assassination on the Tsar and was consequently hanged for his crime. His brother's activity may have sparked Lenin's interest in revolutionary activity and radicalized him as at this time Lenin began studying the writings of Karl Marx and Chernoshevsky, who had as well socialistic beliefs....   [tags: Papers]

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Understanding The Holocaust and Preventing it Happening Again

- Understanding The Holocaust and Preventing it Happening Again The human tragedy of the Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of millions of Jews by the Nazi regime during World War II. The adversity of this persecution influenced not only the European arena, but also peoples from all over the globe and their ideas. The impact caused by this ethnic cleansing was enormous. People's lives were drastically changed as they were persecuted and tortured. Families were taken out of their homes and forced to move to distant locations in exile....   [tags: Papers]

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An Analysis of the Poetry of Yeats

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Frankenstein - The Humanity of the Monster

- Frankenstein - The Humanity of the Monster       Sometimes, in novels like Frankenstein, the motives of the author are unclear.  It is clear however, that one of the many themes Mary Shelley presents is the humanity of Victor Frankenstein's creation.  Although she presents evidence in both support and opposition to the creation's humanity, it is apparent that this being is indeed human.  His humanity is not only witnessed in his physical being, but in his intellectual and emotional thoughts as well.  His humanity is argued by the fact that being human does not mean coming from a specific genetic chain and having family to relate to, but to embrace many of the distinct traits that...   [tags: Frankenstein essays]

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Conflict and Tradition in Things Fall Apart

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1984 And The Left Hand Of Darkness

- The two books Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Left Hand of Darkness help to define humanity and truth. Humanity is the condition, quality or fact of being human collectively. The definition of truth is things as they are, things as they have been, and things as they are to come. Truth cannot change because it does not reflect a personal perspective. These books illustrate how humans relate towards themselves, friends, enemies and humanity as a whole. Truth allows humans to stand-alone. When they find truth they are able to be one against the whole....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Frankenstein - Every One Needs A Family

- &#9;In Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, families are a very important part of the structure of the novel. Frankenstein’s family is critical because the reason why the monster was created lies within the family. Almost every family mentioned in the novel was either incomplete or was dysfunctional. Frankenstein’s family in particular was missing a female role. The Frankenstein family had no mother, but they did have Elizabeth who was the only other female in the house and she was adopted when she was just a child....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Oedipus the King: A Plot Driven Tragedy

- According to Aristotle, the driving force behind tragic works lies not in the development of characters but in the formulation of a specific plot structure. Aristotle believed that the purpose of all art is to imitate life and that human beings live their lives through events and actions. He argues that characters serve to advance the events of the plotline and that the characters themselves are not central. Aristotle's opinions on tragedy were largely constructed around Sophocles' Oedipus the King, which Aristotle called "the perfect tragedy." Considered by many to be one of the greatest plays of all time, Oedipus the King tells how Oedipus, the king of Thebes, comes to realize t...   [tags: Oedipus Rex, Sophocles]

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The Historical Significance of Dante's Divine Comedy

- Outline the historical significance of Dante's `Divine Comedy' Dante's `Divine Comedy', the account of his journey through hell, purgatory and heaven is one of the worlds great poems, and a prime example of a most splendidly realized integration of life with art. More than being merely great poetry, or a chronicle of contemporary events, which it also is, the `Comedy' is a study of human nature by a man quite experienced with it. The main argument I will make in this essay is that Dante's `Comedy' is chiefly a work of historical significance because in it lies the essence of human life across all boundaries of time and place....   [tags: Dante European History]

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Mercutio in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Mercutio in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Mercutio adds energy to the play yet ironically also hastens the tragedy with his impetuous actions. He has a vivid imagination and frolicsome personality with his name derived from the adjective 'mercurial'. This gives an excellent description of the young man's vibrant, quick-witted, volatile nature. His strong sense of humour often turns into bawdy innuendos; "open arse and thou a poperin pear," as he teases Romeo the romantic....   [tags: Papers]

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The Matrix Revolutions

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Spread of Christianity Among People Groups

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The Real Crux of Sino-Tibetan Relations

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Large Voter Turnout in Lebanon Elections

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- Brave New World opens in the Central London Hatching and Conditioning Center, where the Director of the Hatchery and Henry Foster are giving a tour to a group of boys. The boys learn about the Bokanovsky Process, which allows the Hatchery to produce thousands of nearly identical human embryos. During the gestation period the embryos travel in bottles along a conveyor belt through a large factory building, and are conditioned to belong to one of five castes: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, or Epsilon....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Edmund Spenser vs. Virgil and Ariosto

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A Comparison of Hitler and Stalin

- Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 on the border between Austria and Germany. His father, Alois Schickelgruber Hitler, was a customs official and his mother, Klara Poelzl, a peasant girl. As a child, Hitler appeared to posses no striking qualities and indeed lived quite an unremarkable life until his moving to Munich in 1913. The life of Joseph Stalin begun not too dissimilarly, born in the Russian province of Georgia, in 1879 unto his mother Yekaterina, and her husband Vissarion Djugashvili, his childhood too, was difficult and at the age of nine he was enrolled in the elementary clerical school in Gori....   [tags: World History]

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Life and Times of James Joyce

- James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born in a wealthy suburb of Ireland just south of Dublin on February 2, 1882. The Joyce family was considered of the upper class and had blood lines that could be traced back to old Irish nobility in the country. Their "noble" blood did not prove to be enough to maintain their social status, the family's position in society steadily declined as James Joyce aged, and he was constantly moving to more modest residences, a main cause of this was due to James' father, John Joyce, who had problems with unemployment....   [tags: World Literature]

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What it Means to be Human

- What it Means to be Human In this class, Athens to New York, we students are asked to ponder four very thought provoking questions that force us to relate to our place in society. We were first asked, “What does it mean to be human?”. We then were questioned about, “What does it mean to be a member of the community?” and, “What does it mean to be moral, ethical, and just?” Next we were asked to go further and think about, “How do individuals and communities respond to differences of races, class, gender, ethnicity, etc.?” Then in reading the works of others like Plato’s “The Trail and Death of Socrates”, and Sophocles’ “Antigone”, we began to observe how Socrates and the charact...   [tags: Papers]

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare The play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare is a Greek tragedy .Shakespeare uses a chorus which identifies the disasters which are to occur later in the play. the play is based in Verona and involves characters from two main families who are embroiled in a feud ; the chorus suggests that the feud been going on for many years; "Two households both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene from ancient grudge break to new mutiny" The play starts with members of the Montague Family strolling around the market; insults are exchanged resulting in a fight....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Politics in George Orwell's Animal Farm

- Politics in George Orwell's Animal Farm "Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely" –Lord Acton (1834-1902). It is believed and can be notably seen in the past that many great people become dangerous and corrupt under vast amounts of power. It is this which is usually the greatest cause of their downfall. As we know many people fail, lose their status, or reputation when they are in a higher position. People of status, who have large amounts of control seem to become "power-hungry" and find it necessary to have it in their everyday lives, they need this power to function....   [tags: George Orwell Animal Farm]

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