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Marquis de Sade: Madman or Genius

- The Marquis de Sade was a controversial writer from the Enlightenment period. His works were highly controversial at the time although he did acquire some sort of a cult following. The Marquis de Sade uses a variety of techniques in his writing to great effect. The passage being analysed is an extract from The Philosophy of the Bedroom published in 1795. Throughout the passage the style of writing comes across as quite argumentative and analytical, yet the content and his ideas, at the time of writing, would have been quite outrageous....   [tags: European Literature]

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Hegemonic Moral Values and the Marquis de Sade

- Nearly every group suffered at one point in time: Romans fed Christians to lions for entertainment; Nazis killed Jews, gays, and the handicapped en masse; Americans white landowners enslaved blacks--the informed reader might cite myriad instances throughout human history when a particular community suffered at the hands of another. In "Border Crossing" David Sibley, writing primarily about recent events in both Britain and in the U.S.A., references numerous "manifestations of deep antagonism within society, for example between adults and teenagers, blacks and whites, heterosexuals and homosexuals," (273.) Why after so much time does this antagonism still exist....   [tags: Sociology]

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Francine du Plessix Gray’s: At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life

- Francine du Plessix Gray’s: At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life In 1998, Francine du Plessix Gray, prolific author of novels, biographies, sociological studies and frequent contributions to The New Yorker, published her most acclaimed work to date: At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life. A Pulizer Prize finalist that has already appeared in multiple English-language editions as well as translated ones, Du Plessix Gray’s biography has met with crowning achievement and recognition on all fronts....   [tags: Biography Family Papers]

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Biography of Donatien Alphonse François de Sade

- The Marquis de Sade led a lifestyle that disgusted some but influenced others. “This was a life, then, of swashbuckling adventure, narrow escapes, wild abandon, and bloody crime” (Lever, introduction on front flap). He is famous for coining the term “sadism” from his known love for sexual violence in his own life and literature. The Marquis’ own libertine values, which allowed for him to escape the moral restraints of law and religion, allowed for his life and works of literature to challenge censorship....   [tags: law, religion, prison]

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The Marquis De Sades Attitude Towards Women

- The Marquis de Sade's Attitude Towards Women The Marquis de Sade was an author in France in the late 1700s. His works were infamous in their time, giving Sade a reputation as an adulterer, a debaucher, and a sodomite. One of the more common misrepresentations concerning Sade was his attitude toward women. His attitude was shown in his way of life and in two of his literary characters, Justine and Julliette. The Marquis de Sade was said to be the first and only philosopher of vice because of his atheistic and sadistic activities....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Marquis de Lafayette and his Meetings with Congress

- The Marquis de Lafayette was a very honorable and respectful French man. He was raised that way by his grandmother since his young mother chose French parties instead of taking care of her own son. Throughout his life, Lafayette made a lot of contributions to his home country France and to America. His courage and personality got him the opportunities he needed to lead many of the things that led him to a life known as one of the most important heroes in history. Lafayette was known for his foolish personality and idealistic view of the world....   [tags: The Marquis de Lafayette, France, American History]

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Marquis´View on Abortion and Euthanasia

- Abortion is a considered a sensitive topic in society; as a result it is not frequently mentioned or discussed. However; Marquis has decided to voice his opinion on the matter. Marquis believes abortion to be extremely immoral. However he mentions that there are exceptions in rare but certain circumstances where abortion is acceptable. We can infer that these instances would include situations that would put the mother or child at serious risk by keeping the fetus. He is frustrated that this idea has received minimal support recently....   [tags: Immoral, Life]

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The Heroism Of Marquis De Lafayette

- The heroism of Marquis de Lafayette evokes near-universal praise as a selfless lionheart, and champion of freedom. From a volunteer commissioned as a Major General in the continental army, to a freedom fighter in revolutionary France, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette’s leadership is admired by patriots in both nations, and historians around the world. His heroism, however, is not just as a result of his wartime triumphs. Indeed, intellectuals praise the man for not just being a warrior, but a humanitarian, a philosopher, and a revolutionary....   [tags: American Revolutionary War, Continental Army]

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The New York Marriot Marquis

- It was July 2, 2015, and it was a warm evening and my parents, brother, and I were just landing in New York City. The look of happiness rose upon my face. I could feel my cheeks starting to fall off. This would be my first time being in one of the northern states. We begin to exit off of the airplane and enter the JFK airport. I was already stunned at how amazing and beautiful the airport was. I could not imagine how amazing NYC was going to look. We start to get our luggage out of the baggage claim and head out of the airport and make our way to our hotel room....   [tags: New York City, Statue of Liberty, Homelessness]

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Don Marquis vs. Abortion

- What is abortion. Abortion is killing a fetus inside a mother’s womb. According to Don Marquis, killing a fetus is morally impermissible. Marquis came up with an argument that views abortion as immoral and only in rare cases is it accepted. There are only a few rare cases that abortion is morally acceptable according to Marquis in his article, “Why Abortion is Immoral.” Marquis’s view on abortion is relatable because I am a woman and seeing as I am able to bare a child, I feel it is a women’s right to decide if abortion is permissible or not because it is her body and she has all the rights to her own body....   [tags: Future Like Ours argument]

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Sade animates Newtonian virtue

- Sade animates Newtonian virtue Sade integrated 18th century French materialism into his work at a such an elemental level that it is no exaggeration to say, as we will show here, that his pornography dramatises it directly. I will further argue that there is a strongly moral tone to his materialism : that characters are expected to practise what they preach, and to believe in their value system. The last part of my paper will look at how the opposing value system, Christianity, is satirised through the figure of Justine and that of the passive victims in general....   [tags: French Literature Papers]

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Why Abortion is Immoral by Don Marquis

- Why Abortion is Immoral by Don Marquis is an essay that claims that abortion is morally wrong, and uses one argument in particular to explain why. He argues that many of us would agree that it is wrong to kill a human, and if you believe that then you should also have that view on abortions. If you think killing is wrong then you think all killing is wrong and the persons biological state, whether it is when a person is a fetus, one years old, or thirty years old, makes no difference. He then explains that killing is wrong not only because it is immoral, but wrong because it deprives the victim of life and the enjoyments one would have otherwise experienced; which Marquis believes is the gr...   [tags: fetus, sperm, ovum]

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Don Marquis 's Argument For Impermissibility

- Don Marquis’s argument for impermissibility is largely sound and valid, and presents a solid abstract and secular way to look at why abortion is immoral regardless of counterarguments and circumstances. Marquis secularly argues that in almost cases (bar a life-threatening pregnancy) that all cases of abortion are wrong regardless of the victims age, and humans of any age, are still human with basic rights (Marquis, 1989). Marquis attempts in his work to transcend typical arguments of anti-abortionists (are fetuses a person) and rather focus his concentration on what makes killing wrong, to see if when applied to abortion if it is morally justified....   [tags: Morality, Human, Abortion, Religion]

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Marquis de Layafette

- Marquis de Lafayette Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette, Marquis de La Fayette, a wealthy French nobleman, played a quietly prominent role in America’s struggle for independence from the British. La Fayette’s unwavering dedication to the pursuit of liberty, his skill as military officer, his ability to secure vital resources, and his impressive connections to the French Royal family and other key players of this era made him an invaluable asset in the American Revolution, and a significant piece of the French Revolution....   [tags: biography, citizenship]

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Happy Hour with Marquis de Lafayette

- Happy Hour With Marquis de Lafayette Recently, I met up with one of the most respected military officer from the 18th to 19th century: Marquis de Lafayette. I was nervous upon his arrival as we only talked through text messages. That was when I heard the sound of military boots walking up behind me. There he stood, at least 5’7’’. He had worn his white wig on that day and he had a very dignified expression on his face. His face was ovalish and his eyes were like a hawk. He had strong, powerfully built, broad shoulders and the chest of a man who often worked out....   [tags: officer, story, face, morals]

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Analysis Of The Author Marquis R. Nave

- In Chapter 8, the author Marquis R. Nave illustrates how important sentence structure is by pointing out a few important things when forming sentences adequate to use in your writing. He starts by saying that lucid and efficacious word usage to form sentences in writing becomes vital when you need to write papers in a higher education institution. Once the scholar grabs control of his or her ability to communicate their message to the reader lucidly and efficaciously they gain the power to an improved and ordered thought process....   [tags: Sentence, Dependent clause, Syntactic entities]

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Marquis De Lafayette's Role in The American Revolution

- Marquis De Lafayette, ¨The Hero of Two Worlds¨, fought in 2 revolutions. He was born in 1757, at Chavaniac-Lafayette, France. De Lafayette joined the Royal Army when he was only 14. In the Battle of Brandywine, he was shot through his calf. Once he recovered, Marquis was given command of a division of troops. Marquis De Lafayette was important in the American Revolution because he was tough and never gave up helping his soldiers, he left everything to be a volunteer in the army, and De Lafayette was seen as a high ranked man by George Washington....   [tags: American revolutionary war]

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Rains: What Continues on with Ravenclaw

- “Sade, take those budear-things out of your ear, Professor Quincey is watching!” Eliza whispered frantically to her friend Sade. He looked at her dazedly. “They’re earbuds. And she can’t even see, those glasses are bad.” He mumbled, reading her lips. It was Sade’s sixth year at Hogwarts, and Eliza’s too. They had been friends since the very first day at the school, after she helped him reverse an ill-meant Immobulus charm. They later found that they had similar schedules and were both Ravenclaw....   [tags: sade, family, love, afriad]

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A Defense Of Abortion By Judith Jarvis Thomson And Don Marquis

- Is an egg chicken or an egg. How many of you had asked this question when you were little. I think a fetus works the same, so when it comes to morality of abortion, many saying ‘no’ and many saying ‘case by case’. In my paper, I will try to explain Aristotle’s response based on his ethics to the arguments advanced on abortion by Judith Jarvis Thomson and Don Marquis in their essays, “A Defense of Abortion” and “An Argument that Abortion Is Wrong,” respectively. In Thomson’s article, “A Defense of Abortion,” Thomson argues that abortion is not impermis-sible because she agrees with the fact that fetus has already become a human person well before birth, from the moment of conception (Thomson...   [tags: Human, Ethics, Morality, Religion]

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Marquis vs. Warren in the Case Against Abortion

- Introduction There are many factors that are taken into consideration when determining if abortion is morally permissible, or wrong including; sentience of the fetus, the fetuses right to life, the difference between adult human beings and fetuses, the autonomy of the pregnant woman, and the legality of abortion. Don Marquis argues that abortion is always morally wrong, excluding cases in which the woman is threatened by pregnancy, or abortion after rape, because fetuses have a valuable future....   [tags: history, pro-life, morality]

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The Declaration Of The Rights Of Man And Citizen By Marquis De Lafayette

- The outcomes from the three primary documents which presents the struggle of human rights through the sources of ‘The declaration of the rights of man and citizens’ (pg. 813- 814) which presents the first document of the French Revolution and the history of human and civil rights. The second document ‘What to the slave is the fourth of July?’ (816- 817), presents the declaration of independence and ‘The solitude of self’ (818- 819), presents the women’s right movement. The three primary documents will present the struggles of human right which has an effect on gender and race....   [tags: Human rights]

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Marquis de Lafayette

- Marquis de Lafayette The Marquis de Lafayette is best remembered for the part he played in the American War of Independence. He contributed in helping the Americans gain free control over the colonies by breaking away from British home rule. For sixty years he fought with consistency and insight for political ideals and social reforms that have dominated the history of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Hence, Lafayette can be attributed to the spreading of liberty and freedom throughout America and France....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Marquis De Condorcet 's Future Progress Of The Human Mind

- Marquis de Condorcet’s Future Progress of the Human Mind depicts knowledge as being something that human beings want to achieve. To attain more knowledge on a specific thing, the information must be available through more universal education along with subjects being easier to classify. When the knowledge is available and simpler for humans, they will want to learn. Through people wanting to learn more things, new information will want to be discovered and in conclusion, be a happier place. Knowledge, in Condorcet’s eyes, is the key to happiness because it allows people to focus on life rather than surviving....   [tags: Scientific method, Science, Human]

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The Frenchman who was a Founding Father

- For this research paper, I will be talking about a less known founding father the name of Marquis de Lafayette. He is a French noble who came and helped the colonies, during the revolutionary war. He made many sacrifices for the colonies and this paper will tell you what he did. He was born on September 6, 1757, in Chavaniac, France to a prestige’s military family. By the age of twelve he was a very rich orphan. Life moved at a very fast pace in the 1700’s and Marquis de Lafayette found himself joining the royal army at the age of fourteen....   [tags: Marquis de Lafayette, French Noble]

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The Gothic Genre and What it Entails

- "The invaluable works of our elder writers re driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies, and deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse. The human mind is capable of being excited without the application of gross and violent stimulants.." William Wordsworth, Preface to The Lyrical Ballads, 1802. "..Phantasmagoric kind of fiction, whatever one may think of it, is not without merit: 'twas the inevitable result of revolutionary shocks throughout Europe thus to compose works of interest, one had to call on the aid of Hell itself, and to find things familiar in the world of make believe.." Marquis (Donatien Alphonse) de Sade...   [tags: Gothic Criticism]

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Analysis Of The Hammer Of Witches That Was Created By Two Inquisitors

- Identify 1. Malleus Maleficarum a. A publication that was published in 1486 also known as the Hammer of Witches that was created by two inquisitors. This book almost outsold any other book that was in publication except for the Bible, even though the book was about witchcraft. This book was considered to be the manual on witch hunting during that time. 2. Spirit/flesh a. 3. Ahriman a. Ahriman was the first real Devil in the standards of the world of religion. Ahriman was one of the two spirits the other was Ohrmazd, they were separated by a void....   [tags: Adam and Eve, Paradise Lost, John Milton, God]

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Le Fanu's Depiction and Conceptualization of the English-Irish Struggle

- The present paper aims to discuss Joseph Le Fanu’s “The Murdered Cousin” as representative of what Nordius refers to as the “Colonial Gothic”. My hypothesis is that Le Fanu’s short story is not merely a simple exercise in aesthetics; instead, it is a conscious effort on the part of the author to depict and conceptualize the English-Irish struggle. In fact, it was this pioneering spark that led to the inception of an altogether new genre. I hope to demonstrate that weaved within Le Fanu’s text, are the fine threads of colonial issues....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Sadomasochism In The Metamorphosis

- Sadomasochism in The Metamorphosis As I discussed in class, I believe that there are elements of possible sadomasochism between the characters in the book The Metamorphosis. There are elements of sadomasochism between Gregor and his father, Gregor and Grete, Gregor and his boss, and the boarders and the family. To understand what sadomasochism really is, you need to know how it came about and what the definition is. The concept of sadism was brought about by a man by the name of the Marquis de Sade (1740-1814)....   [tags: Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis]

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The Marquise of O by Kleist

- In Kleist’s novella The Marquise of O, the narrative depicts the account of the Marquise of O’s, a young Italian window and a “lady of unblemished reputation”(Kleist 68), sudden impregnation and her subsequent attempts to solve the question of the paternity of her child. Through the contrasting interactions between the characters from the Marquise’s estrangement with her family to her eventual reconciliation, Kleist utilizes the search for her unborn child’s father to provide a social commentary on how tensions of uncertainty complicate the search for truth and identity within established gender relationships and traditional social constructs....   [tags: identity, pregnancy, gender]

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Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded - Sexuality and the Morally Didactic Novel

- Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded - Sexuality and the Morally Didactic Novel We have difficulties as a modern audience appreciating the social anxieties reflected in Pamela, especially those surrounding morality and valuation of individuals within the social framework. The radical stance of even using phrases such as virtue and 'fortune' to denote Pamela's virginity are themselves loaded with a questioning of the social stratification in which she resides. The term 'Fortune' is perhaps the most playful but problematic....   [tags: Pamela Virtue Rewarded Essays]

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The Debate Over Pornography Being Art: Pornography, from Andrea Dworkin

- Can art be pornography. Can pornography be art. Does the observer become the judge of what is or is not pornographic, or is the culture in which the images/sculptures/writings originate from the deciding judge. I would argue that only the creator and the original intended viewers of the art or pornography should assign the piece regardless of medium to the classification it is meant to represent. In reading the essay Pornography, from Andrea Dworkin’s “Pornography’” Pornography: Men Possessing Women (Jones pg....   [tags: rape, culture, images, whore]

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Types Of Control Direct Control And Internal Control

- He meets because he’s pushed into crime by his environment and peers while he knows what is right and wrong. Sings friend knows he shouldn’t be involved in crime yet he is. Further theories are kornhuasers theory which is rewards for crime both internal and external. Reward influence conformity and rewards can ether praise or punish deviances. There are several people in the movie that meet these parameters the first being the Sing and his buddy. The meet this by stealing the ice cream from the girl the two received a reward for their deviant actions....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Sociology, Criminal justice]

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The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

- The Gothic Era was filled with many mysterious happenings and many poets took advantage of this to write mysterious and dark poems that catch the readers attention even in today’s modern society. This dark time brought forth many interesting poets like Edgar Allen Poe. During this time, Poe wrote many famous poems like “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “The Tell Tale Heart”, and his most famous piece of writing, “The Raven”. These works all gave us a sense of death, insanity and illustrated the dark minds of poets of the Gothic Era....   [tags: gothic era, mysterious dark poem]

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Peter Brook

- It is noted in many books that near the start of his career, Peter Brook was attracted to both plays and techniques that expressed human contradiction. He often wondered, though, whether there were any modern playwrights who could possibly equal the richness and complexity of Shakespearean verse, and often complained about the improbability of ever finding material to work on or to produce as stimulating as that of Shakespeare. When, in 1964, Brook received a play entitled The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (Marat/Sade), by German playwright Peter Weiss, it is also noted that Brook felt...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Tuite’s Literary Criticism of Lewis’ The Monk

- Tuite’s Literary Criticism of Lewis’ The Monk I would like to preface this by saying that one of the things I learned from this exercise is that, just because an article exists in published form, does not necessarily mean that it is a good article. This is the conclusion I reached after plowing, dictionary in hand, through two articles that were, respectively, ridiculously elementary after one hacked through the jargon, and entirely absurd and unsupported. Disheartened, I went searching again, and this time, came up with "Cloistered Closets: Enlightenment Pornography, The Confessional State, Homosexual Persecution and The Monk," by Clara Tuite, and it is this article that I am writing about...   [tags: Monk]

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The Marquise of O: the Count's Destruction of Communication

- Throughout Heinrich von Kleist's "The Marquise of O-" communication breakdowns caused by Count F- cause much needless confusion and are the fault of many tribulations. Much of the Count's flaws that hinder communication happen because he tries to protect his honor by concealing the truth. Because of this cowardice and his self delusions of his own perfect moral character, Count F- communicates incorrectly to the Marquise and her family. The Count's perception of himself as a humble military man is challenged when he is asked to identify the Marquise's assailants....   [tags: European Literature]

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Making a Fresh Start in The Oxcart “La carreta”, by René Marqués

- The Oxcart In the award winning play The Oxcart “La carreta”, by René Marqués is about a Puerto Rican family trying to escape poverty by moving to a more prosperous place. The Characters of the Oxcart are: Doña Gabriela who is a widow and the mother of Juanita and chaguito and also the stepmom of Luis, she is very strong woman. Juanita her daughter in the other hand stars off as a docile person whoever after something tragic happens to her she then becomes this strong defying character and eventually she becomes a prostitute....   [tags: poverty, work, prejudice]

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The Reign Of Terror

- The Reign of Terror      History is said to be written by the winners, but is it possible to rewrite history. In a way, the French, like many who have preceded them, and many who will proceed them have done the impossible, rewriting history. From trivial folklore, such as George Washington chopping down a cherry tree, to the incredibly wrong, the African slave trade; people's views of history can be shaped and molded. The French have done a superb job of instilling all of us with the concept that their Revolution was a fight for liberty, justice and the good of all Frenchmen everywhere....   [tags: History Historical Terror Essays]

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Malpractice and Malediction in The Marquise of O. and The Yellow Wallpaper

- Malpractice and Malediction in The Marquise of O. and The Yellow Wallpaper       In Heinrich Von Kleist's The Marquise of O. and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper, the female protagonist is terribly mislabeled. The inaccuracies in treatment, administered by seemingly authoritative and knowledgeable characters -- family members and a medically certified spouse, respectively -- result in tragic deterioration of the state of mind of both the Marquise and The Yellow Wallpaper's narrator....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper Essays]

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Sadomasochism

- Sadomasochism Sadomasochism is a sexually deviant behavior that is practiced by many people within today's society. It is the combination of two paraphilias, sadism and masochism, which are usually always linked together. An occasional mild or light form of sadomasochism (or S& M for short), is considerably common among the general population. Many people often enjoy being mildly dominant or submissive during lovemaking. They believe that it makes the experience more enjoyable. But when S&M becomes the dominating feature of a person's sexuality, that is when he or she is considered deviant....   [tags: Papers]

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Serial Killers

- "One must feel sorry for those who have strange tastes, but never insult them. Their wrong is Nature's too; they are no more responsible for having come into the world with tendencies unlike ours than are we for being born bandy-legged or well-proportioned". Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), "Dialogue the Fifth" (1795). If who we are and what we do originates in the brain, than the structure of and the occurrences therein can explain for our entire catalogue of personalities and behaviors. However, what about deviant behavior and personalities....   [tags: Can Biology make us Murderers?]

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Going against the FLO

- Living in America, we have a need to be constantly “on-the-go” while glued to a piece of technology, and worrying about the future. We worry about what it holds, the aspects we cannot control, and how the choices we make or do not make could affect it. According to Donald Marquis in his paper “Why Abortion is Immoral,” he argues killing a fetus is wrong because it deprives it of a “FLO,” or a future like ours. Robbing someone of this is the worst kind of loss a person could inflict on another, and it is determined killing is “prima facie wrong.” However, Marquis assumes futures are the same and generalizes fetuses in the U.S....   [tags: Donald Maruis, abortion, immoral]

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Condoms

- Condoms The word condom is probably derived from Latin "condus" meaning receptacle. Another explanation is that the gut condom was invented by the English army doctor Colonel Quondam in around 1645 and that the word is a corruption of his name. We do not know who invented condoms, but we do know that they were in use. There is evidence of this in the writings of Marquis de Sade, Casanova and James Boswell. The latter, a Scottish lawyer and writer, protected himself against sexually transmitted diseases by using a linen condom....   [tags: Sex Protection Condoms Descriptive Process Essays]

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Barn Burning By William Faulkner

- In the William Faulkner short story “Barn Burning”, the main character Sarty and his family started off living in one barn, then ended up having to relocate to a different barn due to a barn burning incident. Whenever it was time to relocate homes, the father Sade always had another house ready for them. Sarty had a family with a very unstable life, did barn work with his family to survive, and would utmost established a secure life without his family. To begin with, Sarty and his family have lived an extremely unstable life controlled by the father Sade....   [tags: Short story, William Faulkner, Barn Burning]

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Power and Knowledge in Angela Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber’

- The Oxford University Dictionary defines the word power as ‘authority or control’ over an individual and knowledge as ‘the sum of what is known’. In Angela Carter’s story The Bloody Chamber (1979) knowledge and power correlate with each other. The more information a character possesses the greater authority they have. In The Bloody Chamber Carter utilises a variety of literary techniques to express the importance of knowledge and power in the plot. This essay will analyse the way Carter applies these literary techniques to the story to express the importance of knowledge and power....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Canterbury Tales And Tales Of The Wife Of Bath And The Clerk

- The debate of which individual should have the authority in a marriage, the man or the woman, is a topic that has remained unanswered for centuries. While he does not solve this debate, Geoffrey Chaucer attempts to unpack the different elements that factor into it. In Canterbury Tales, primarily in the prologue of the Wife of Bath and both tales of the Wife of Bath and the Clerk, Chaucer displays different types of marriages. These marriages analyze how a man or woman can gain authority over the other....   [tags: Marriage, Domestic violence, Violence]

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Abortion Is Morally Permissible Or Wrong?

- Abortion Abortion is an ongoing controversy that affects millions of Americans every year. Abortion is the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy(Dicitonary.com). The law provides and protects the mother 's decision and consent for medical professionals to perform these procedures. There are several factors that are considered in debating if abortion is morally permissible or wrong....   [tags: Abortion, Morality, Pregnancy, Religion]

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Relaciones Entre las Actitudes Bellas y las Morales

- Relaciones Entre las Actitudes Bellas y las Morales ABSTRACT: There are no a-moral texts, even though amorality may be described by them: an amoral author would not dare into the search of beauty; it depends on a game of faculties that, also, play with the form. A moralizing literary text is not due to a game of author's faculties, but only to the author's conscience. Thus, it rebounds heavy and ugly. An ugly immoral literary text assaults on a redundant and calculated way some moral rules in favor of the "forbidden"....   [tags: Spanish essays]

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Abortion Is Morally Wrong?

- In Dan Marquis’ article, “Why Abortion is Immoral”, he argues that aborting a fetus is like killing a human being already been born and it deprives them of their future. Marquis leaves out the possible exceptions of abortion that includes: a threat to the mom’s life, contraceptives, and pregnancy by rape. First, I will explain Marquis’ pro-life argument in detail about his statements of why abortion is morally wrong. Like in many societies, killing an innocent human being is considered morally wrong just like in the United States....   [tags: Abortion, Morality, Pregnancy, Human]

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Abortion : Immoral, Flawed, And The Objection Of Contraception

- In this paper, my aim is to argue that Don Marquis ' claim that abortions are immoral is flawed due to the objection of contraception. Marquis ' argument is built around the idea that morality on killing a human being is not based on taking away the victim 's life but rather through taking away their valuable future. "The category that is morally central to this analysis is the category of having a valuable future like ours; it is not the category of personhood"( Marquis, 192). He elaborates on this notion by reasoning that, except in extreme circumstances, killing an adult human is morally wrong because "killing inflicts (one of) the greatest possible losses on the victim...The change in b...   [tags: Morality, Human, Sperm, Fertility]

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The Moral For Anti Abortionists

- In this case Marquis states that the moral for anti-abortionists is that it is “seriously wrong to take a human life” (Marquis 184) and in the eyes of those that are pro-choice “it is only prima facie seriously wrong to take the life of a member of the human community” (Marquis 184). He understands that each case is delicate in its morals and rights as not only humans, but people and members of a community as well. He also concludes that as both sides are essentially in a standoff as they both have equal and conflicting morals....   [tags: Morality, Human, Abortion, Person]

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The Argument For Why Abortion Is Morally Wrong

- In my opinion Marquis ' argument for why abortion is morally wrong has a couple of flaws, it’s biased towards the fetus and makes some unreasonable assumptions. Specifically, Marquis account of why killing adult human is wrong can potentially lead to some controversial conclusions. Marquis also doesn 't consider any consequences on the lives of the potential parents of the fetus. Due to the nature of the topic of abortion, it really only applies to women who are thinking of getting an abortion, and as such, we can 't make the standard assumptions that we will have with normal fetuses....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Value, Fetus]

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The Girl With The Golden Eyes By Honore De Balzac

- Society often views individuals that do not conform to its expectations as separate from the societal group. The Story of the Marquise-Marquis de Banneville, by Charles Perrault, François-Timoléon de Choisy, and Marie-Jeanne L’Héritier follows two main characters, one of which does not fully conform to binary gender presentation. The Girl with the Golden Eyes, authored by Honoré de Balzac, portrays an “oriental” woman as an object to be purchased and used. In Le Roman de Parthenay Ou Le Roman de Melusine, written by Coudrette, the heroine is a half human, half fairy who holds great power....   [tags: Gender, Female, Protagonist, Woman]

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Is Abortion Moral or Immoral?

- “Is abortion moral or immoral?” We yet have not acquired an answer to this question. Infer by that, we defend about the nature and the moral status of the fetus. In the other word, should we or should we not. Don Marquis as well as Bonnie Steinbock embraces with the argument of their own, which point out the morality of abortion. Don Marquis upholds the fact of since abortion deprives the fetus of a future like ours therefore most abortion is morally wrong. He adheres in his article “abortion is, except possibly in rare cases, seriously immoral”, what he meant was that not all abortions are wrong....   [tags: Abortion Essays]

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Argument Essay : Abortion, Pro Choice, By Judith Jarvis

- Abortion is an important and rather popular topic in the philosophical world. On one side of the argument, pro choice, Judith Jarvis Thomson argues that abortion is permissible because the pregnancy might not have been voluntary or the mother’s life is at risk if she continues on with the pregnancy. On the opposing side of the argument, Don Marquis argues that abortion is wrong because it takes away all the potential things a fetus could value in their future life. In this paper, I will argue against Don Marquis view of abortion....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Abortion debate, Fetus]

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The Moral Dilemma Of The Country X

- Country X is an explicit example of the inferiority of women in society. They are not treated as equals, and have no rights. Say for example, a women living in country X is pregnant with a healthy female fetus and wishes to abort her child, reason being, she does not want it to lead a restricted life. Don Marquis claims that abortion is immoral except, in some very rare cases, for example rape. I agree with Marquis and based on this principle, I argue that despite the poor gender status of females in country X, the woman’s desire of aborting her female fetus, is immoral and thus unjustified....   [tags: Abortion, Morality, Abortion debate, Human rights]

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Abortion : A Serious Moral Wrong

- Marquis stresses the concept that abortion is equal to that of killing a fully adult human. He illustrates that because of the mindset that to abort a fetus, except in special scenarios, is a serious moral wrong. Marquis introduces the idea of the morality of abortion with identifying that typical arguments by anti-abortionists and pro-choice believers are weak and stubborn. Marquis explains that anti-abortionists praise the notion that fetuses exhibit adult behaviors, and the other hand, pro-choice argues that fetuses lack sorts of features that are necessary to be considered for insertion in moral society....   [tags: Abortion, Morality, Pregnancy, Ethics]

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Pro Choice Vs Pro Life

- *Even though his beliefs go against a standard pro-life argument, Don Marquis believes that abortion is immoral because it deprives the victim of a future and is similar to murdering an adult or killing an animal. The argument that Marquis makes for both pro-choice and pro-life are very similar but are both unsuccessful because each party is convinced that their side is correct. Women who are pro-life make the argument that a fetus possess characteristics such as genetic code that make it identifiable as a human as early as conception....   [tags: Abortion, Morality, Murder, Human]

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Power and Corruption in Charles Dickens´ A Tale of Two Cities

- Power can allow one to make decisions for others than will benefit them, but too much power can cause one to become corrupt. In the novel, A Tale of Two Cities, the author, Charles Dickens, views power as a way in which corruption arises. Throughout the novel, Dickens speaks about three characters who starts to abuse their power as time passes in the novel. Dickens portrays the characters of the Monseigneur, the Marquis of Evermonde, and the revolutionaries as characters who goes through a change as a result of power....   [tags: Aristocracy, Abuse, Peasants]

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The Moral Status Of Abortion

- In the US, 89% of abortions are performed during the first trimester of a woman 's pregnancy. Approximately 115,000 abortions are done per day in the US and at least 25 and younger women have a 50% of having an abortion. This paper will reflect on the moral status of abortion, a fetus having value to life, alternative options instead of abortion and rape being an exception. The conservative point feels a fetus should be given full moral status. They should be given full moral status because in the early weeks of development they are developing major organs....   [tags: Morality, Human, Religion, Value]

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The Dannon Company and Corporate Social Responsibility

- ... In addition, during that period, Dannon entered the children’s sector of the market and with the innovation of premium yogurt Dannon entered the desert market sector. In 1994, after Danone’s strategic reorientation, Danone centered their products on health and Dannon’s product innovations became centered on health benefits (Marquis, et al., 2011). Dannon has now grown into a company that is headquartered in White Plains, New York, Dannon manufactures their products in Minister, Ohio, Fort Worth, Texas, West Jordan, Utah, and Portland, Oregon employing more than 1300 people (Sustainable Development Overview, 2011)....   [tags: yougurt producer, world war II]

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What Does The Word Abortion?

- Before Birth Essay The word abortion brings out a variety of attitudes & perceptions amongst people. The topic is surrounded by emotion and empathy, which often creates a divide, those who view abortion as permissible and those who do not. In “Bioethics Before Birth," Tooley and Marquis provide their arguments on abortion. Their arguments share some similarities but their viewpoints and delivery set them apart. I will evaluate and compare the differences and similarities in their arguments. Tooley views abortion as morally permissible....   [tags: Abortion, Abortion debate, Human, Infant]

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A Defense Of Abortion By Judith Thomson And The Article Why Abortion Is Immoral

- The right to life The article A Defense of Abortion written by Judith Thomson and the article Why Abortion is Immoral by Don Marquis deal with the arguments of whether abortion is moral, immoral, justified or not. The author Don Marquis wants to prove that abortion is immoral without taking into consideration extreme cases, while Thomson says that abortion is justified in some cases. The latter supports her arguments by saying that abortion is justified in cases such as rape and when the mother’s life, which is the most important here, is in danger....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Abortion, Human]

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Analysis Of Judith Jarvis Thompson 's A Pro Choice Stance

- The subject of abortion is always and will most likely continue to be a subject of controversy and disagreement. Basically we have two sides, one that is pro-life and the other being pro-choice. Judith Jarvis Thompson clearly takes the pro-choice stance and gives unique arguments on the subject of abortion. On the other hand Don Marquis supports the pro-life position on the topic of abortion. While neither will ever agree, both make points that will make you truly think about how you feel as an individual....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Argument, KILL]

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How Does Carter Represent Gender And Explore Gender Issues

- Bloody Chamber- Critical Coursework How does carter represent gender and explore gender issues to create meaning in The Bloody Chamber. The Bloody Chamber can be seen as a feminist adaptation of the original fairy tale Bluebeard. Carter breaks through the traditional stereotypical gender associations that society places on women and men, usually emphasised in traditional fairy tales. Angela Carter creates an interesting interpretation of the stigmas thrust upon gender roles within the Bloody Chamber....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Gender, Man]

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The Death of the Future Like Ours- Abortion

- With the rising numbers of teenage pregnancies nowadays, there is no doubt that abortion is one of the most controversial issue since the 16th century. Abortion has been in the records as early as the 11th century but gained public notice in the late 1800’s. In Canada, there is currently no legal restrictions pertaining to abortion since it was decriminalized in January 28, 1988. However, debates of whether abortion is morally acceptable or not is still going on in different areas of the country....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Teenagers]

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A Paper On The Morality Of Abortion

- Don Marquis, a philosophical journalist, wrote a paper on the morality of abortion. Most importantly, his paper was not an argument on whether or not a fetus was a human; Marquis’ approach was more specific and unique. In his argument, Marquis criticized the conflicting sides of being too ambiguous or too explicit. However, his argument allowed for serious and credible objections. On the other hand, Judith Jarvis Thomson, another moral philosopher, spoke about abortion and the many exceptions that most people agree with....   [tags: Abortion, Abortion debate, Morality, Human]

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Amnesia of a Dreamer

- The time was around ten till five and Gavin couldn’t begin to reason how fate blessed him enough in order to sit where he was at the moment. His first introduction with Marquis was a rough one but once he was able to form thoughts into words and tell the doctor why he was there, it was like he had become a royal guest in the small cramped hospital. First came the apologies fast and hard as Marquis shook Gavin’s hand with overbearing exuberance, and after the handshake that left Gavin’s hand feeling crushed came the casual tour of all the rooms in the building....   [tags: short story]

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The History of Drug Testing

- History of Drug Testing The effects of illicit drug abuse within a society are unmentionable considering the degree of detriment caused to both social and economic status of people in a society. As a result, society members have waged war against drug abuse in the population. Similarly, the American government has also waged war against drug abuse at national level by enacting various legislations that restrict the use of psychoactive drugs such as cocaine and marijuana. On this basis, this paper will highlight the history of Marquis Test and Marcy test centers as measures used to fight against drug abuse in United States....   [tags: social and economic status]

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The Moral Standards Of Society

- In this moral standards of society, abortions are becoming more controversial issues. In this paper, I intend to argue against Don Marquis’s argument that a fetus’s having a potential “future just like ours” is a sufficient statement for claiming that “abortion is, except possibly in rare cases, seriously immoral, that it is in the same category as killing an innocent human being” (p.183) I will first explain the reason how Marquis using the “future just like ours” theory to persuasive his argument of abortion is wrong....   [tags: Morality, Human, Religion, Abortion]

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Abortion Is Morally Wrong?

- Women are prohibited from abortion in country X due to the existence of beliefs that promote inferiority of women. This remains a major problem because the society of country X doesn’t respect women’s political or civil rights that involve making decisions regarding their bodily integrity, which forces women to carry fetuses to term. In this paper, I will argue that we ought to reject Don Marquis’ notion of opposing abortion due to the presence of the fetus’s future of value because Marquis fails to properly account for the type of future that the female fetus would eventually have in a particular setting like country X where civil and political rights are extremely limited....   [tags: Abortion, Abortion debate]

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The Bloody Chamber, By Angela Carter

- Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber,” is a visually intricate and feminist text; this feminism is portrayed through gender roles. The narrator is a young child who transitions into a woman searching for identity, and her husband’s masculine power defines it. In other words, this short story depicts gender roles and personal identity through the use of objectification of women. The deeper meaning behind the roles the men and women have may reflect Carter’s deconstruction of gender norms. The narrator enables the deconstruction by acting as a link; she conjoins two opposing ideas, like masculinity and femininity....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Marriage]

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Performance and Permanence in Sixties Literature

- Performance and Permanence in Sixties Literature         What is art. Any generation of artists defines itself by the way it answers this question. The artists of the 1960s found their answer in the idea of art as experience. Art was not something that happened; it was something that happened around you, with you, to you. In the moment of creation, and in that moment alone, there was art. For artists of the Sixties, art was vibrant and alive, and thus to say a product was finished was simply to say it was dead....   [tags: Sixties 60]

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Abortion Is Morally Wrong?

- Mrs. Smith is faced with the decision on whether or not to have an abortion. She has already two kids of her own and is struggling to make ends meet. Mrs. Smith does not know why she is once again pregnant when she has been using contraception consistently. At the end, she makes the conscious decision of having the abortion. Is her abortion morally justified. The view of abortion simply depends on the person’s point of view on life. The philosopher Don Marquis, argues that abortion is morally wrong because we will then be depriving a fetus of a future life while Judith Jarvis Thomson argues that having an abortion is morally justified because Mrs....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Fetus, Embryo]

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A Tale Of Two Cities: Foreshadowing

- Many famous writers use foreshadowing. An author needs to use different instances of foreshadowing. Charles Dickens was a great British author who used foreshadowing. A Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens, contains many examples of foreshadowing. One example of foreshadowing is Sydney Carton’s promise to Lucie that he will do anything for Lucy or any dear to Lucie. At the beginning of the novel when Stryver brought up to Carton his love for Lucie, “Sydney Carton drank the punch at a great rate, drank it by the bumpers, looking at his friend” (129)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of ' The Bloody Chamber ' By Angela Carter

- In my analysis of ‘The Bloody Chamber’ by Angela Carter, I have decided to analyze hw role-reversal plays a large part in this story. The POV is set in first person, with the Heroine as the narrator. The story is told through her eyes and she is believed to be a reliable source because she clearly outlines unfortunate events that happen to her, such as the mark of shame on her forehead of the blood-stained key. I believe for many that Carter may have wanted her story to defy the cultural norm of fairytales where the female character always needs to be saved from a situation- this typically places female characters in roles that make them seem fragile, weak, and helpless....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Husband, The Chamber]

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The Nursing Profession: Patient Rights and Patient Welfare

- ... However, it consists of a formal structure, one with departmentalization and work division as well as evident rank and hierarchy (Marquis & Huston, 2012). The rank and heirarchy begins with the Board and Administrators including the President and Vice President. Admissions, medical records, billing, Human Resources, Information technology are next on the hierarchy. Third, nursing department and rehab (Physical therapy, Occupational therapy, Respiratory therapy, Speech Language Pathologist), fourth, laboratory and imaging, and fifth, environmental services, dietary department, central supply....   [tags: change, care, training]

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Argument Against Abortion And Abortion

- In this paper I will be arguing in favor of Judith Jarvis Thomson view point on abortion. I am defending the use abortion and only in the first trimester. I will consider Don Marquis objections of the practice but ultimately side with Thomson. The standard argument against abortion claims that the fetus is a person and therefore has a right to life. Thomson shows why this standard argument against abortion is a somewhat inadequate account of the morality of abortion. (1) The fetus is a person (or moral equivalent) (2) It is wrong to kill persons (C) It is wrong to have an abortion....   [tags: Abortion, Morality, Pregnancy, Argument]

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Project : Promoting Healthcare Quality

- Project: Promoting Healthcare Quality The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines quality as the “degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge” (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2012). When situations that affect patient safety and the quality of healthcare arise, there is usually a tendency to focus on that event as opposed to examining the greater picture. In some situations, it is best to start from the bottom, understanding the foundation, systems, and structures of an organization to get a better understanding of the how, and why....   [tags: Medicine, Health care, Health care provider]

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Why Authors Opt to Challenge Cultural Preoccupations

- In Hunt’s argument, he refers to ‘preoccupations of a culture’ by which he means adults and not children as it is they who write, publish and purchase children’s books. This essay discusses Hunt’s statement with reference to Mortal Engines, The Other Side of Truth and Junk. It looks at what assumptions these books challenge and how the authors use their craft to persuade the reader to reassess their assumptions and ideology changing their idioms in the process. What the books reflect about the current theories surrounding the concepts of childhood and a discourse about the reasons why authors opt to challenge cultural preoccupations....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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