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Literal Interpretation In Literature

- Literal Interpretation in Literature Literature is meant to provide a perspective on life. Phrases or quotes found in works of literature may be used to help express one's own thoughts, to describe a particular situation, or even to apply the circumstances in another piece of literature. Readers often utilize literary quotes for this purpose, yet not every reader will interpret a given quote the same way. One example of a phrase which can have many different meanings is the biblical quote "The sins of the father visit upon the children." A literal interpretation of the above quote would mean the wrongdoings of the father somehow affects the children....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Literal Interpretation of Scripture Removing all Danger of Human Error

- Literal Interpretation of Scripture Removing all Danger of Human Error All world religions have their own sacred scriptures. They all teach that the world and the universe was created, that the universe is not meaningless and that it has a purpose as do humans. This is explained in the bible and all sacred literature. Often people ask 'is the bible reliable' and 'was it just made up'. Many Christians believe that the bible is the direct word of God and believe every word of the bible....   [tags: Papers]

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Statuary Interpretation

- Statuary Interpretation Statutory law is law that has been made by parliament. For a statute to be passed it need to go through the House of Commons, House of lords and finally has to get the Royal Asset this is technically when the monarch must give their consent before legislation can become law but however in practice that consent is never refused. Parliament is the highest source of English law “sovereignty of Parliament” (also known as The supremacy of Parliament) this means that any law that has been passed in parliament according to the correct procedures of parliament has to be followed and applied in the courts....   [tags: Papers]

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Statutory Interpretation

- Statutory Interpretation The process by whereby judges attribute meanings to words in a statute in order to apply the relevant statute to a case to reach a decision. There are two approaches: Literal and Purposive. The literal approach is where the words are given their plain, ordinary and grammatical meanings. The purposive approach is when the judge looks at the intentions of parliament. Aids available: There are two types of aids available for statutory interpretation, they are Internal aids, which are included within the act, or External aids that are not included within the act....   [tags: Papers]

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Constitutional Interpretation

- Constitutional Interpretation In this essay I will try to explain and critique the two dominant methods of constitutional interpretation. Which are originalism and non-originalism. I will do this by taking help from “How to Read the Constitution” by Christopher Wolfe, and different source’s from Internet. I will start by giving what Wolfe says originalism is, and then I will give some background to other ways to interpret the constitution, and the founders and interpretation and I will finish up with my view on originalism and non-originalism and the critics to that....   [tags: Papers]

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Compatibility of Modernism and Traditionalism

- The Bible is one of the most influential books in human history. It has survived through numerous attempts to destroy it and all it represents. It has been interpreted different ways throughout the years but two of the most important modes of interpretation are the Traditionalist and Modernist views. The Traditionalist perspective has existed for centuries and originated almost as soon as the Bible itself. Modern biblical scholarship’s rise has been more recent, being led by Charles Briggs in the past few centuries....   [tags: bible, sects, interpretation]

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Fourfold Interpretation

- One passage that holds a significant literal meaning and a number of less obvious meanings is the story of Jesus walking on water. Matthew 14: 24-31 reads, “ And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, waling on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, ‘it is a ghost!’ And they cried out for fear. But immediately he spoke to them, saying, ‘Take heart, it is I; have no fear.’ And Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water.’ He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, ‘Lord, save me....   [tags: Passages from the Bible]

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Interpretation of Laws

- Interpretation of Laws In law there are three different ways that the laws set can be interpreted. To show how they could be interpreted, three rules were set to go by, these being the literal rule, the golden rule and the mischief rule. The main dominant rule is the literal rule. This follows the law to the word doing exactly what the law says it to. An example of the literal rule is that it respects parliamentary sovereignty. A big disadvantage though is that by sticking to the original meaning this can sometimes lead to absurdities and unjust solutions for example Whitley v Chapell (1868)....   [tags: Papers]

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Constitutional Interpretation of Checks and Balances

- Constitutional Interpretation of Checks and Balances The problem of interpreting the Constitution and framer’s intent is a constantly permeating and troublesome question in the minds of Supreme Court Justices, judges, prominent politicians, and policy makers alike. It is a problem that has been pondered for years and years in the courtrooms and on paper with no real conclusion. One such essay arguing this dilemma is “How Not to Read the Constitution” by Laurence H. Tribe and Michael C. Dorf, who explore the questions “Is reading the text just a pretext for expressing the reader’s vision in the august, almost holy terms of constitutional law?” and “Is the Constitution simply a mirror in...   [tags: Papers]

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Depatriarchalizing in Biblical Interpretation

- Depatriarchalizing in Biblical Interpretation In the opening paragraph of her article "Depatriarchalizing in Biblical Interpretation," Phyllis Trible says that the task she has set before herself, that of relating the words of Hebrew Scripture to the ideology of the Women's Liberation Movement, is considered by many to be "impossible and ill-advised." (Trible, "Depatriarchalizing," 30) Some would suggest, she supposes, that "[t]he two phenomena have nothing to say to each other." (Ibid.) She then quotes Kate Millet expressing one of the more radical views of feminism: that much of the body of scripture in question was written with the express intent of turning the female gender into scapego...   [tags: Phyllis Trible Sexuality Essays]

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The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Chirstopher Marlowe

- Written only a year apart, Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" (1599) and its seemingly contradictory retort, Sir Walter Raleigh's "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" (1600), collectively set a fascinating scene. During a first read through of each of the poems, the plots seem fairly straightforward. However, one may be led to believe that Marlowe's poem was about nothing more than an eloquent confession of love and that Sir Walter Raleigh's reply was merely a rejection of that very confession....   [tags: literature, interpretation, symbolism]

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The Fickleness of Dreams, Brilliance of Samuel T. Coleridge

- Samuel T. Coleridge was a brilliant though often erratic writer. Many of his greatest works were written while he was “chasing the dragon” (as opium addiction was known at the time.) Nonetheless he was a brilliant poet and his usage of particularly vivid imagery was inspired. One of Coleridge's seminal works from that period of his life was a short poem entitled “Kubla Khan” or “a Vision in a Dream”. According to Coleridge, this is but a fragment of the whole... He had envisioned an epic work of some two to three hundred lines of poetry whilst sleeping and upon waking, immediately tried to transcribe his dream to paper....   [tags: poem, interpretation, imagery]

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The Preacher Ruminates: Behind The Sermon (Analysis and Interpretation)

- "Without a Hand to Hold" Analysis and Interpretation of "The Preacher Ruminates: Behind the Sermon" Gwendolyn Brooks' "The Preacher Ruminates: Behind the Sermon" gives an eerie look into a minister's mind. Indeed the poem's premise is made clear from the opening line: "It must be lonely to be God" (1). The poem proceeds to note that while God is a much-revered and respected figure, he has no equal. The preacher's revelation provides the reader a unique perspective into religion. Brooks points out due to God's position of omniscience, it is not possible for a figure like Him to have friends....   [tags: Preacher Ruminates Gwendolyn Brooks Theology]

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Cultural Studies and Semiotic Methods

- In regards to cultural studies, the semiotic method allows for analysis through different levels of interpreting an image. Semiotics being the study of signs and signification, it directly relates to how one approaches such an analysis because it is one of the tools used for understanding and interpreting social constructs and how meaning is relayed to others. “Within semiotic theory a signifying system such as language is understood as an ordering of signs that constructs meaning within itself through a series of conceptual and phonic differences” (‘Semiotics’ 2004, in The Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies)....   [tags: Signs, Significations, Language, Interpretation]

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Fraudulent Interpretation

- Oprah took a classic literary work and butchered it beyond recognition to where not even Zora Neale Hurston’s main purpose in writing was evident. She altered the story line changing the role of characters which later affected their relationships. She removed scenes and significant symbols changing the meaning of the story all together. The reason behind the novel was very explicit but Oprah managed to annihilate the purpose. Throughout the story there are multiple key symbols that portray a substantial meaning....   [tags: Zora Neale Hurston, Novel Interpretation]

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Literal vs. Figurative Blindness

- Many people make an assumption they are not blind to life itself whether ignorance plays a part or pride. In Cathedral by Raymond Carver, it describes a few myths that society has portrayed and opinions of the visual impaired. The main focus is getting to know the person before drawing a conclusion. Its not fair to anyone to be neglected whether you are visual impaired or have the functionality of what is considered to be a normal human being. Exposing people to literal and figurative blindness is a true eye-opener....   [tags: Literary Review]

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2,300-day Prophecy of Daniel

- The 2,300 day prophecy in Daniel 8:14 is one of the more difficult prophecies in Daniel to understand. It reads, “For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed.” (NKJV). From this verse many questions arise: When does this prophecy begin and end. What sanctuary is represented here. What is the significance of the cleansing of the sanctuary. The purpose of this paper is to present the most commonly held views of this prophecy and show the most favorable explanation. Vision of chapter 8 Let us start with the broader context of this prophecy....   [tags: bibile, interpretations, animals]

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Naming of Parts, by Henry Reed

- The Elaborate Use of Poetry Devices In “Naming of Parts” While one way of thought is factual, more literal, another is more reflective and abstract. In Henry Reed’s “Naming of Parts”, Reed uses both approaches to thinking with his speakers, and this allows his poem to include different points of view and tones. The two speakers are evident in different lines of “Naming of Parts”, and when they merge, they have a different meaning than both alone....   [tags: Poetry Devices, Factual, Literal]

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Interpretation of the U.S. Constitution

- The Constitution of the United States is a complex idea, adopted at a fragile time in American history and is the framework for our government systems. There are different ways to view this document and different ways to interpret it, which can cause debate over the proper and correct way to go about interpretation. Justice Antonin Scalia and former Justice William Brennan, are two intellectuals with different methods and ideas about the correct way to interpret and enforce the Constitution. To understand how the Constitution works for the people of America, one must first understand about the Justices of the Supreme Court who have the power of enforcing the rules and regulations of Americas...   [tags: supreme court, justice, jury]

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Historical Interpretation

- Although the subject of a particular historical event is based on facts the truth remains that the story of history is largely subjective. Loewen points out that “textbooks in American history stand in sharp contrast to other teaching materials,” what he does not point out is why (387). In the educational areas of grammar and math the subject matter is based on hard evidence and irrefutable facts, which are not open to interpretation. The way we are taught about historical events and the situations surrounding them are majorly based on the views of individuals relating personal accounts of a factual event....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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The Literal and Metaphorical Explainations of Death in Emily Dickinson’s Apparently With No Surprise

- The most feared aspect of life is also the most necessary. Death defines the human experience. In Emily Dickinson’s “Apparently With No Surprise”, she examines death from both a literal and specific to a metaphorical and over-arching perspective. Emily Dickinson shows us this through her poetry by explaining the aspects of death and how they relate to each and ever one of our lives. The apparent meaning of the poem is how death interacts in the cycle of nature, but closer readings reveal more intimate and complex meanings....   [tags: nature, god, flower]

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Flight as a Literal and Metaphorical Symbol in Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

- In Song of Solomon, a novel by Toni Morrison, flight is used as a literal and metaphorical symbol of escape. Each individual character that chooses to fly in the novel is “flying” away from a hardship or a seemingly impossible situation. However, by choosing to escape, one is also deliberately choosing to abandon family and community members. The first reference to this idea is found in the novel’s epigraph: “The fathers may soar/ And the children may know their names,” which introduces the idea that while flight can be an escape, it can also be harmful to those left behind....   [tags: Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison]

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An Interpretation of Zephaniah

- Interpreting scripture is necessary to Christian life, whether a Christian is seeking leadership in ministry or simply trying to gain understanding of scripture. Whatever end of the spectrum one falls on it is essential to interpret scripture correctly. There is a certain method to interpreting that will lead the interpreter towards success, this is the hermeneutical method. This method looks at the text of study then moves to the chapter it is in, then the book, testament, other testament, and finally the entire message of the Bible....   [tags: Theology]

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The Possibilities of a Strict Interpretation of the Constitution

- The Possibilities of a Strict Interpretation of the Constitution The Supreme Court ruling on McCulloch vs. Maryland dramatically impacted the United States. The life of every American would have been more dependent on the States rather than the United States. The emphasis of power would focus on the sovereignty of the local, or State, branches of the government. This is the exact opposite of our currently domineering federal government. The United States would have become a totally different nation if the doctrine of strict constructionism had been followed....   [tags: Papers]

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Economic Interpretaion (C. A. Beard)

- Charles Beard's "Economic" Interpretation In 1913, Charles A. Beard (1913 [1935]) consolidated various scholarly views of the Constitution and, in the process, offered what became identified as "the" economic interpretation of the Constitution. Beard (pp. 16-18) argued that the formation of the Constitution was a conflict based upon competing economic interests - interests of both the proponents and opponents. In his view, the Federalists, the founders who supported a strong, centralized government and favored the Constitution during its drafting and ratification, were individuals whose primary economic interests were tied to personal property....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Consitutional Interpretation

- Adopted in 1787, the United States Constitution set the framework for a new nation. Over the course of a decade, the Constitution was continuously amended and encouraged interpretation as enumerated rights left gaps of implied powers for its abiders. In aim of clarifying and refuting opposing arguments, Alexander Hamilton authored a primary source on interpreting the Constitution as he contributed to authoring the Federalist Papers. The Constitutional interpretations of John Jay, John Marshall, and Roger Taney exemplify Alexander Hamilton's adeptness of accurately detailing the relationship among the governmental branches depicted in Federalist 78....   [tags: Political Science, Government]

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Evaluation and Interpretation

- What is evaluation. And what is interpretation. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, evaluation is to ‘judge the value or condition of (someone or something) in a careful and thoughtful way,’[6] whereas interpretation on the other hand is ‘the way something is explained or understood.’[7] Both evaluation and interpretation are imperative to cognize why any piece of literature holds significance. Furthermore, while evaluation is the analysis of literature, interpretation is its empathetic understanding....   [tags: literary notion, formalism]

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A Probe into Translation Strategies

- Introduction Challenged by the rapidly changing social contexts of contemporary globalization, translation becomes a prime vehicle to intercultural communication. Different translation strategies are used in different applicable areas. This paper is geared towards scrutinizing the features and practices of various translation strategies, encompassing literal translation, semantic translation, communicative translation, complication and rewrite. Literal Translation Literal translation converts the source text (ST) into target text (TT) via word-to-word translation....   [tags: literal, semantic, communicative, rewrite]

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Confining Spaces in Madame Bovary

- In Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert’s incorporation of confined spaces reveals Emma’s literal and metaphorical imprisonment. Starting from her adolescence, Emma becomes held back from the world at both the convent, and the farm. Flaubert depicts these confinements as literal. Later, Charles, her husband, physically overpowers her when they meet, and metaphorically suppresses her throughout the rest of the marriage. Finally, Emma imprisons herself when she becomes ill, and mentally encloses herself from her husband and the rest of the world....   [tags: Gustave Flaubert, Literal, Incarceration]

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The Quasi-Legislative Effect of the Supreme Court of Canada

- The Quasi-Legislative Effect of the Supreme Court of Canada Daniele Zerbo 300119020 25 March 2014 INTRODUCTION The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982 symbolized a new era for Canada. Championed by Pierre Elliot Trudeau, the charter entrenched the fundamental rights and freedoms of Canadian society, and allowed for those rights to be enforced by any individual should they be infringed upon. The enactment of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms illustrates yet another shift from traditional Westminster style of governance, and created a new political atmosphere....   [tags: politics, federalism, interpretation ]

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Dream Interpretation of the Unconscience and Subconscience

- An important procedure for gaining data on the unconscious and subconscious mind is through the analysis of dreams (Butcher, 2013). While sleeping, a person’s mental defensive filters are lowered. Therefore, forbidden desires such as sex and emotional feelings of repression may find themselves into a clients dream. The mind interprets this unconscious cognition and disguises these feelings into symbolism. (2013) This is why dream interpretation is a valid form of information gathering on an individual’s subconscious and emotional stressors....   [tags: stress, sleep, nightmares]

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Interpretation of Conflict within Hamlet

- Throughout a variety of movie interpretations of a given film, one version proves to be the most effective for distinct reasons. Within Act 3, Scene 4 of Hamlet, Shakespeare provides little direction by which the scene should be interpreted, but the play, taken in its entirety, proposes a certain way in which Hamlet and Gertrude express their emotions. This has led to distinctive cinematic interpretations of this scene, all in which portray the storyline in a unique way. Kenneth Branagh’s version of the closet scene provides a more realistic portrayal of the conflict between Hamlet and Gertrude than the Gregory Dovan and Campbell Scott versions; Branagh’s view on the mother-son relationship,...   [tags: Hamlet Essays]

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Albinism: A Genetic and Social Interpretation

- Albinism: A Genetic and Social Interpretation Introduction The effects of albinism have profound phenotypic distinctions that are visibly defining between those who are affected and those who are not. However, it is the cultural belief and social stigmas surrounding albinism that has brought attention to the mutation in recent media. Ostracizing, rape, and murders of albinos, have steadily increased over the years in the southern African continent. It is due to the myths, beliefs, and misunderstandings about the condition that has left room for stigmas surrounding the condition....   [tags: Genetics]

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Interpretation of the Reading Savage Inequality

- This essay explores personal interpretation of the reading “Savage Inequality” encompassing its distasteful quality and sociological perspectives while identifying my individual experience through commonality. The opening statement in the article Savage Inequalities referenced obvious signs of social inequalities losing its energy as society now view its origin as an everyday norm. Explaining it away as a reflection of the individual’s character is a faultless example of societies reacting to their definition of the situation relatively than the objective situation itself, as Symbolic Interactionism advocates....   [tags: poverty, education, social inequalities]

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Interpretation in The Deaf Community

- The use of psychological therapy or what is sometimes referred to as “talk-therapy” has proven to be effective in helping many people cope with life issues. For most hearing people, once the decision to seek help is made, it is a simple matter of showing up to a therapy appointment or walking into a clinic and asking for help. However, for the Deaf culture finding accessible and Deaf-friendly services can be a challenge producing little results. Currently this issue is addressed through the use of interpreters who facilitate communication between a hearing professional and Deaf person....   [tags: Disability Therapy]

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Dream Interpretation of Sigmund Freud

- Everyone in the world has had at least one dream in their lifetime. Most people don’t think much about the dreams they have, unless they are recurring. Most people today wake up from a dream or nightmare saying, “thank heaven that was a dream,” or “too bad that was just a dream.” Many times these dreams or nightmares have more meaning than we think. After a friend told me about some weird dreams he had been having I decided to research the meaning of dreams. I will focus on Sigmund Freud’s idea that understanding our dreams can help us to understand ourselves, and live a much happier and fulfilled life....   [tags: nightmare, private thoughts]

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Where Did Humans Come From? Based on Literal Creationism vs. Theistic Evolution

- One of the most commonly asked questions in Anthropology is: "Where did humans come from?" There are many answers to this question such as: "Aliens"; "The Primordial Soup"; "An Intelligent Designer"; or a mixture of the ones listed. However, the two predominate theories are Literal Creationism and Theistic Evolution. Literal Creationism is the literal twenty four-hour, six-day view of Creation. Theistic Evolution is the theory that states God created the fundamental framework for humans and creatures to live, and then the evolutionary process took over to form life....   [tags: God, bible, evolution]

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Interpretation in Judicial Decision-Making

- The importance of legal positivism for legal practitioners is undoubted. The legal system, originating from two version being both English and Continental-European, has indeed undergone a process of evolution. Today, the existence of a separate legal view in society with its legal norms and a strict separation of law and morality is witnessed. An autonomous order has emerged in our modern society and law is now seen to be separate and self-sustaining with a normative function. There was no longer an external view of the legal system, as all law is man-made by the Parliament and thus a new theory was needed to understand and replace natural law....   [tags: legal positivism, judges, rule bound]

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Dream Interpretation: Sigmund Freud

- Dreams have been thought to contain significant messages throughout many cultures. A dream is an unfolding sequence of perceptions, thoughts, and emotions that is experienced as a series of real-life events during sleep. The definitions of dreams are different among studies, which can also lead to quite different results. Perhaps, the dream interpretation has becoming increasingly popular. In this paper, I will talk about what I have learned about three different views of dream interpretations....   [tags: symbolism, displayment, emotions]

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Interpretation of Urban Design

- Interpretation of Urban Design There is a precedent need for the presence of urban design. Urban design is the collection of arranged urban structures that creates functional spaces for people. This is an interdisciplinary practice that can involve multiple actors in fields such as urban planning, architecture, engineering, landscaping, economics, law, and many more. Strong urban designs can lead to the success of linking built structure together to create a unique space open to interpretation. These interpretations include utilizing the space for social interaction, a narrative about the city, and self-identification with the place....   [tags: strong public life, communities]

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Theology Leads to Interpretation

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

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Interpretation Adam and Eve

- Three major books were researched on the interpretations of Adam and Eve and some extra. In the bible it says Adam was made from dust of the earth, while in the Talmud Adam is made from mud, and in the Qu’ran it says Adam was made from soil. The Jewish interpretation of Adam and eve are similar to both the Christian version and the Islamic view. The Jews do not believe in the original sin like the Christians. They believe everyone is born with a clean slate like the Muslims do. Christians believe that everyone is born tainted....   [tags: religious studies]

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My Interpretation of Art

- The definition of art, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is human creativity. This definition does not take into consideration our desires to analyze, understand, and accept or reject what we see in front of us. The phrase, “art is in the eye of the beholder”, is a true statement, because everyone has an opinion on what they consider art. In my opinion, art does not need to be understood or accepted to be considered art. Art needs to invoke an emotional response, be translatable to our lives, be expressive of a period in time, and be bold....   [tags: Art Analysis]

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Freuds Interpretation of Dreams

- Many will argue that Freud’s ideas have exerted a profound influence on twentieth –century thought and culture, though his work has come under scrutiny, it has shape the fundamentals of society view on civilization and discontents, dreams, psychoanalysis and the unconscious. For this paper, I will be discussing Freud’s fundamentals of dreams, what dreams represents, how dreams are constructed and its significance while paying close attention to the following areas of dreams, manifest and latent content, condensation and displacement, and censorship and repression....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Thought, Culture]

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The Interpretation of a Machine

- The Interpretation of a Machine Machines can include simple materials from a whole puncher to a complex medium such as a computer. Both a whole puncher and a computer are somewhat a hybrid consisting of interconnected parts with separate functions all intertwined into some kind of a performance. Consequently, my interpretation of a machine is an apparatus consisting of interrelated parts with separate functions used in the performance of some kind of work. This interpretation is somewhat similar to that of Dictionary.com....   [tags: Papers]

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An Interpretation of the Ghost

- An Interpretation of the Ghost Ghost is something that some believe and some won't. But still most of them get frighten to some extend, when they watch terrific horror films. Perhaps it is due to the terrific sounds or special effects that imposes ones mind. But there is a specific science that has the ability to explain the concepts of the spirits or ghosts called Adhyathma (A study centered around the soul)in the Ancient Indian script. According to the teachings of the ancient scripture Bhagavad Gita, the brain (and the body in general) is only a mechanical device used by the spirit soul (the actual self)....   [tags: science]

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Data Analysis and Interpetation: Buy One Get One Free

- DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION 1) MAKE THE PRODUCT’S COST LESS PAINFUL TO THE THE CUSTOMER The value of a rupee to each consumer is different, i.e in economics terms it is said that marginal utility of money for each consumer is different. Therefore it makes it difficult for the marketer to make consumers part with their money. Before Flipkart, e-commerce was done by credit /debit cards, where the payment had to be done on the time of placing the order. Offering high discounts (which is a common in e-commerce) many considered this risky and a potential fraud....   [tags: flipkart, cash on delibery, e-commerce]

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Freedom both Digital and Literal

- With recent events such as the Megaupload shutdown and occupy protests around the globe, the internet and its current state has been receiving much attention. The internet has become an integral part of our lives, link people overseas, transmitting ideas, and propelling innovation. Because of this, governments and service providers should not regulate, restrict, or censor the internet. The Internet we know today serves as a medium for our entertainment, communication, and commercial needs. It is something many of us have come to take for granted....   [tags: Censorship]

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Dreams and Their Interpretation

- “Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.” ― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams "My dream was grey and foggy. It started off at the beach with my 2 year old son and boyfriend. The beach was in a glass box. My son then had an identical twin and they were getting washed away by the water. I yelled for my boyfriend to help me but he refused to help. I finally was able to save my son and the twin from the waves. I Then take my son and walk out of the glass box. I no longer have my son and there is a black spiral staircase....   [tags: Understanding Dreams]

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Dream Interpretation

- Dreams have been around since time began. The reason why they occur, even today, is a mystery. Debates have surrounded about whether dreams are meaningless or important. Since early history, people have recounted their dreams believing they were secret codes or messages. (Young) In Truman Capote’s novel In Cold Blood Perry, one of the killers, dreamed that he was saved by a bird that took him to a new place described as “paradise.” (Capote 93) Though the dreams made Perry feel superior, the meaning of his dream is fascinating but still a mystery....   [tags: Dreams, Sleep Cycle]

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Biographical Interpretation

- Many people view poems and other pieces of writing in different ways, there is no wrong or right way to interpret a work of someone, it merely your point of view; your opinions. In Sylvia Plath’s poem “Daddy”, many could say that it was a about a hard relationship she had with her father, but how do we know. It could be about her father, husband, strong authority figure, or even God. But, as I read “Daddy” I got the strong sense that it was mostly about her father. The poem suggests that she had either an unhealthy relationship with him or she was angry with him for leaving her....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Freedom: Digital and Literal

- The internet has become an integral part of our lives, linking people overseas, transmitting ideas, and propelling innovation. In order to continue the innovations and links, governments and service providers should not regulate, restrict, or censor the internet. The internet, as it stands today, serves as a medium for our entertainment, communication, and commercial needs. It is something many of us have come to take for granted. The original intended purpose of the first “internet,” however, goes back to the days of the Cold War where the ever looming threat of a nuclear missile attack prompted the U.S., as well as many other countries, to build a robust, fault-tolerant, and widely distri...   [tags: The Internet]

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Interpretations of Macbeth

- As with all great works of literature, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth has spawned countless essays concerning its interpretation. Two such essays, “Shakespearean Tragedy” and “General Macbeth,” produced by two eminent literary critics, A.C. Bradley and Mary McCarthy, find themselves in conflict. The essays’ respective authors diverge on subjective points such as interpretation of character, original intent, and meaning. Bradley’s Macbeth is courageous and encumbered by the dregs of guilt, while McCarthy’s version takes a less orthodox path....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Objectivity of Judicial Decision-Making and Interpretation

- ... American Legal Realism goes even further to say that judges’ decisions are influenced buy many factors other than the objective use of the law, such as emotions and prejudices, and other psychological factors experienced by the judge himself which shows us that the law is not the basis of what judges interpret and make their decisions and thus subjectivity is apparent to a great extent. In this sense, judges are required or permitted to act completely subjectively. American Legal Realism also looks at interpretation of facts in a behaviorist sense....   [tags: Dworkin, American Legal Realism]

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Importance of a Reader´s Interpretation of a Text

- Roland Barthes’ essay titled ‘Death of the Author’ is a foundational text of contemporary reader-centred theory in which he argued that “it is language which speaks, not the author,” and that the multiplicity of a text’s “centres of culture” is focused on the reader (Barthes, 1977, pg. 143). Essentially, Barthes argued that attempts to recover or discover an author’s intended interpretation of a text are irrelevant and more so impossible to derive from the text alone; instead, the reader’s interpretation and the processes that lead to it are what matters from a critical, reader-centred perspective....   [tags: Film, Frozen]

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Culture May Shape The Interpretation of the World

- Imagine two different people who went to Vancouver Fashion show at the same time. They went to the same places, participated in the same activities and observed the same show. However, their understandings and interpretations of the fashion show should not be the same because their understandings of the event are shaped and influenced by their own culture and traditions. Culture can be regarded as a shared system of meaning and value, which are usually variable, that influences and shapes our interpretations of the world....   [tags: Culture and traditions, women, style]

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Influence of the Media on Society's Interpretation of Art

- Art is an expression of the mind that is open for interpretation. We are appealed to the mystery behind every meaning and the ability to the be the judges. However, what happens when that ability is lost. When art is no longer open to interpretation because the artists already know what they aim to make us believe. The power of manipulation is strong and we find ourselves falling for it everywhere we go. How we see art is influenced by what we know or what we do not know, and manipulation relies in what we do not know....   [tags: art, media]

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Interpretation of Reconstruction After the Civil War

- 1. The Conservatives insisted that the South accept the abolition of slavery, however they proposed few other conditions for the readmission of seceded states. Led by Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsylvania and Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts, the Radicals on the other hand urged that the military and civil leaders of the Confederacy be punished. Also that large numbers of Southern whites be disenfranchised as well as the legal rights of former slaves are protected. The Northern Radicals were much harsher towards the South than the Conservatives, especially after hearing Lincoln’s 10% plan....   [tags: racism, slavery, politics]

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My Interpretation of Raphael's Sistine Madonna

- In August, 2012 it was the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s great masterpiece, the painting known as the “Sistine Madonna” (Bleibtreu, 2013). Although many years have passed, not all the mysteries have been discovered, yet regarding this painting. My paper is about my interpretation of “Sistine Madonna” incorporated with some facts about renaissance and the colors of that period of time, including, some famous people’s opinions, magazines’ reviews and Raphael Sanzio’s interpretation. Moreover, I include in this paper the opinions of simple people such as that of my family and my friends....   [tags: Art, paintings, masterpiece]

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The Interpretation of None the Other, Maya Angelou

- A poem can capture the mind, soul, and the bare heart, but, how can one’s interpretation of a poem alter the true value of the poem itself. The answer to this question may vary, depending on one’s interpretation. Then again, that response can be used to answer every question this world holds. Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist....   [tags: Poetry]

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Love Interpretation in The Sun Rising and The Canonization

- What pops into your mind when you hear the word love. When people hear the word love many people think of romantic love. The word love has many other interpretations such as loving your neighbor, loving of one’s nation, and loving of God. People need to avoid thinking about something as important as love so superficially. Both John Donne’s “The Canonization” and “The Sun Rising” use metaphors to deal with whether the nature of love and whether it is really mysterious. While Donne’s “The Sun Rising” focuses on romantic love, his poem “The Canonization” delves into the many facets of love beyond the mere romantic such as being consumed by love, dying by it, and being reborn through love....   [tags: love, loving, poetry, canonization]

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A Psychological Interpretation of Pandora and Fifth Business

- Psychology, the study of mental thoughts and interpretations of individuals, helps to provide a thorough understanding of mental and social behavior, which dictates the way people interact. The psychoanalytical criticism, developed by Sigmund Freud, focuses on a method to treat patients through the analysis and identification of the main cause of distress and hysteria. They examine a person’s youth to see if influences develop from a person’s childhood. This can be related to the characters of Pandora by Anne Rice and Fifth Business by Robertson Davies....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Interpretation of Love in Plato’s Symposium

- The meaning of love is as intricate and unique as the purpose that it serves. It seems that the nature of love is found in the mind, the body and the soul. In Plato’s Symposium each member of the drinking party gives their own interpretation of love. As each speaker engages in their discourse, the concept of love is evaluated from different angles. According to Phaedrus, homoerotic love is the highest form of love and that sacrificing oneself for love will result in a multitude of rewards from the gods, while Pausanias believes that there are two forms of love: Commonly and Heavenly....   [tags: homoerotic love, aristophanes, zeus]

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Re-interpretation of the Philosophical Thought of Benjamin Constant

- Re-interpretation of the Philosophical Thought of Benjamin Constant ABSTRACT: The liberal French thinker Benjamin Constant develops a conception of human nature which shows the triplicity of being human. Such triplicity manifests itself in the close connection between emotion, rationality, and animality. He also develops an idea of liberty which treats it only as a real, historically conditioned minimalization of external limitations. Liberty thus understood enjoys metaphysical rootedness in human nature....   [tags: Philosophy Psychological Psychology Essays]

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Do the media ‘construct’ social reality, or does it simply report on it?

- It is often suggested by scholars that the world and in all its content is ambiguous, there is no universal meaning, nothing can be interpreted the same way. Opinions are constantly clashing and facts somehow constructed, or tempered during the processes of news production. News becomes the fictions of reality; it becomes a way of story telling, made to the taste of the viewer, depending on the society of course. The same stories carry different values depending where when and how the stories are broadcasted, I will be talking about this in this essay....   [tags: Media Interpretation]

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Dreams in the Ancient World

- According to dreams in the ancient world persons light is believed to be consists of knowledge. It is believed that there are three worlds for a person one is here in the world; the other is in the other world and, third one in intermediate state which is the state of sleep. The intermediate state helps the person helps the person to see both the states.“On being born hat person assuming his body, becomAes united with all evils: when he departs and dies, he leaves all evil behind”(p125). The intermediate state does not have any roads; no joy’s no happiness’s but himself....   [tags: Dream Interpretation]

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Comparison of Poetry: Robert Hayden’s and Helen Farries Poems

- One of the features that differentiates poetry from other groups of literature is the way it utilizes the melodic potential of language. Not only do poets play with the variations of words, they play with the sounds of words, and by taking advantages of the fact that hearing something expressed can be as pleasant as thinking about it. The poet - in this sense, is sometimes considered to be a musician, making a rhyming, rhythmic kind of music with words, and sometimes playing off their sounds to complement what they mean....   [tags: Reflection, Interpretations, Senses, Sounds]

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Euphemistic Expressions and Their Translation

- Introduction The Prophet Muhammad was the last of the prophets of Allah and he was the founder of the great religion of Islam. In fact, he is one of the most influential figures in the history. His life, actions and sayings have been studied by many researchers around the world. The prophet's sayings in specific constitute a fertile area of linguistic phenomenon. Euphemism in the sayings of the prophet Muhammad from a pragmatic perspective, being under study in this research, is a very important topic that aims at understanding the depth of meanings that are decoded from the utterances of the prophet Muhammad and it is hoped to contribute to the accuracy of the translations of these me...   [tags: Pragmatism, Interpretation]

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Hostile Interpretations of the Qur'an

- The Islamic religion is a relatively new religion but still boasts a rich thousand year history. The Islamic faith is one of peace with many teaching that violence isn’t the answer and that there is often a peaceful solution. Even the religions founder Muhammad was sought out for his peace making skills and his ability to find a neutral answer to problems that the people around him faced, even stopping a civil war in his home town of mecca. While this may be a religion of peace, it has a long history that shows the opposite of that....   [tags: religious beliefs, Islam]

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Reality and Individual Interpretations

- “There are no facts, only interpretations.” These words from Frederick Nietzsche poignantly illustrate the notion that one’s reality is inevitably shaped by the influence of other’s around us. The set of values according to which one judges everyday events upon is the result of the reality formed based on other’s interpretations of the world. When one lacks the knowledge to develop a sound reality, one relies upon the reality of others to come to a sensible interpretation. However, though one may be adamant that the reality that one experiences is real, others’ continual influence upon them may eventually persuade them and thus conform to the newfound reality....   [tags: Frederick Nietzsche, reality, psychology]

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Meaning, Understanding, and the Politics of Interpretation

- Meaning, Understanding, and the Politics of Interpretation ABSTRACT: In his essay "The Politics of Interpretation: Spinoza's Modernist Turn," Berel Lang attributes to Spinoza the view that interpretation presupposes or implies a political framework-in effect, that interpretation is itself a politics. The thrust of Spinoza's argument is against "interpretation from authority," i.e., against the view that the meaning of a text can be determined by an external authority. Understanding cannot be coerced, according to Spinoza....   [tags: Political Essays]

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The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud

- The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud In the first chapter of Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams the master himself explains to the reader that every dream divulges itself as being a structure of psychological nature. Freud goes on to describe that each dream is meaningful and that some dreams may be designated to a precise point in the activities of the wake mind. Freud also discusses the beliefs of early man, as dreams were connected to demons, gods and mythical deities. Dreams were perceived to be of a supernatural nature in primitive times and dreams were believed to portend the future....   [tags: Psychology, Informative]

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Platon le Professeur: Une Interprétation Pédagogique du Théétète de Platon

- Platon le Professeur: Une Interprétation Pédagogique du Théétète de Platon ABSTRACT: The author argues that the true unity of the Theaetetus is to be found in its purpose as an example of philosophical teaching to the students of the academy. Le lecteur du Théétète peut difficelement éviter de se poser des questions sur son caractère général, sur sa fonction, son intention et sur sa place au sein de l'activité philosophique de Platon pendant la période à laquelle il appartient; ces questions sont liéés à une autre, celle de l'unité de l'oeuvre....   [tags: French Philosophy Essays]

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Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams

- Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams was originally published in 1900. The era was one of prudish Victorians. It was also the age of the continued Enlightenment. The New Formula of science, along with the legacy of Comte’s Positivism, had a firm hold on the burgeoning discipline of psychology. Freud was groomed as both scientist and Romantic, but his life’s work reflected conflict of the two backgrounds and a reaction against each one. It is my opinion that The Interpretation of Dreams was not simply written as a methodology of deconstructing dreams and assigning them meaning, but its latent content (as it were) was a critique of scien...   [tags: Papers]

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Meaning, Interpretation, and Tension in Literature

- "Iraqi Head Seeks Arms." (Pinker, p. 69) Quiproquo, double entendre, pun. These are instances of finding more than one possible meaning to an event, most often a phrase. We can't read Shakespeare, or Molière, or the works of many other authors if we don't believe that something can have more than one meaning. "There is no topic in philosophy that has received more attention than meaning, in its multifarious manifestations." (Dennett, p. 401) Meaning is one of our most intimate bedfellows – it is always in our minds....   [tags: Literary Analysis Papers]

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Modern Interpretation of "The Merchant Of Venice" Drama Challenge

- Every year, each Secondary 2 class has to stage a modern interpretation of the Shakespeare play The Merchant of Venice, with each class given a particular scene to interpret. The scene assigned to our class, 2K, was Act 4 Scene 1, from Portia’s entry until the Duke’s exit. Though our class is only halfway through the preparations of the interpretation, I feel that I have learnt a lot of invaluable knowledge about the play and the themes conveyed in that particular scene, as well as more about theatrical interpretations and the importance of the roles of the various involved parties....   [tags: theatre, Merchant Of Venice, shakespeare, moerniza]

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Varying Interpretations of Helen

- Within the poem The Iliad, written by Homer, there are several tales of the epic battles waged between the men of Greece and Troy. These men fought constantly for ten years. A person might think that a battle that could continue for that amount of time may be about a difference of religion, or perhaps because a king wanted to acquire more land. No, this war was fought for one thing, a woman. No one contests the beauty of the woman named Helen. However, some may question the character of this immortal beauty within the text of Homer’s epic poem....   [tags: Homer's The Iliad]

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Freud's Interpretations of Uncanny

- ... However, after many years, when he encounters it again, the double produces the impression of uncanny – return to primitive state of mind. This leads us to the main argument of Freud - the uncanny is a reminder of our psychic past, aspects of our unconscious life or the earlier primitive stages of life. Nathaniel from Hoffmann’s tale “The Sandman” lives in a self-constructed, imaginary world. His eyes perceive Olympia as a mirror reflection of himself, as she never talks but only listens to him....   [tags: repression, childhood, unconscious ]

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Controversial Interpretations on Heroism

- Controversial Interpretations on Heroism Society commonly distinguishes the faults of life, the unorthodox aspects of deteriorated childbirth, as simply being irrelevant to the essential advancement/evolution of that particular group. Mankind has always wished to develop superior physiological and psychological features in comparison to those of the preceding generation. Thus strains of debilitated traits are often looked down upon and ostracized from the progressive majority (Darwin's Theory) as though they were mere ‘accidents’ of nature, deficient of any noteworthy potential....   [tags: Freak the Mighty]

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Looking at Perception as the Interpretation of Information

- Looking at Perception as the Interpretation of Information Perception is the interpretation of information, which we receive through our senses. We all receive sensory information, like smells, sounds or noises. We can also make sense of them, both consciously and unconsciously. This therefore allows us to fit the new information in with other things that we already know. As part of studying human beings we need to be able to explain both how the similarities have come about and also how the differences happen....   [tags: Papers]

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