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The Mentality of an Athlete

- A lot of times, sports seem like a contest of physical skill― a test to see who is the fastest or strongest, who has the best eye or the most endurance, who can jump the highest or can handle the ball the best. What a lot of people don’t know is that there is so much more to a sport than just the muscle and coordination. In order to excel in a sport, an athlete requires a lot of self-discipline, concentration, and self-confidence. It’s the mental factor that makes a difference. Former Olympic gold medal-winning decathlon runner Bruce Jenner once said, “You have to train your mind like you train your body” (Gregoire 1)....   [tags: physical skills, sports psychology]

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A Love Mentality

- The love in Ovid’s Metamorphoses exemplifies a physical representation, but love in regards to Dante’s Inferno directs readers to believe that love is a spiritual. Ovid’s mindset in writing creates a free and exciting aspect of love, demonstrating man’s will to do whatever feels good-- a view that caters to human desire. Rather, Dante’s work in the Inferno refers more to spirituality and seeks to expose some of the greatest dangers—Man’s depravity. Ovid’s Metamorphoses demonstrates a physical description of love and desire, and promotes this representation of lustful and passionate love to its readers, whereas Dante’s Inferno portrays desire, passion, and infatuation as immoral and debased,...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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A Study On The University 's Mentality

- Trick #7, adopt the university’s mentality already You must have noticed that we are stressing most of our tips on what should appear on your application, or on how to influence the people who will write your recommendation letter for you. Tip #7 still has to do with that, but this time you will make research about your chosen university and: -First, do some research about the university’s history, about when it was founded, who founded it and which well-known and prosperous person attended there....   [tags: Writing, Writing process, Essay]

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Crime Mentality And The Correctional System

- When it comes to different country’s correctional systems, the United States is known for their overcrowded prisons and leading the world with the highest incarceration rates. We know that our nation has a view of or implemented the crack down on crime mentality, which has led to the overpopulated correctional system. However, this isn’t necessarily because we are poorly managing our correctional system. A lot of it has to deal with the increase in dangerous drugs and other serious crimes. Our nation’s correctional system was stable for a long period of time, until the increase in serious drug related crimes and violent crimes....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Penology, Criminal justice]

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The, Herd Mentality, By Judith Smith

- A career in education will undoubtedly introduce us to students with opposing viewpoints to our own. It is our role as teachers to welcome alternative views provided they have a sound argument. By not allowing our students to consider alternative views we could be guilty of indoctrination. Indoctrination is the crippling of one’s ability to think for himself. An indoctrinated individual does have a reasonable argument for their viewpoint and is incapable of seeing alternative views from their own (Tan 2005, 51)....   [tags: Education, Critical thinking, Logic, Reasoning]

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What Does The Right Mentality?

- The way an individual thinks from adolescence can highly change their future. The right mentality may not generally be substantial but rather it is a key element to achievement. A “fixed mindset” (Dweck) is a thought that individuals trust in their fundamental qualities, similar to their keenness or potential that is an unavoidable reality, that it can’t be changed. A “growth mindset” (Dweck) is a thought that individuals trust their most essential abilities can flourish through commitment and diligent work....   [tags: The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney, Person]

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Mob Mentality

- Three years ago, a crowd of eager and oblivious Wal-Mart customers waited outside their local Wal-Mart on Black Friday—a feeling of egocentricity and craze radiated from the enormous mob. After the doors had been opened, and shoppers had shopped, a Wal-Mart employee was found dead—trampled by hundreds and thousands of ignorant consumers. The tragic story of this innocent Wal-Mart employee is one of the many modern examples of mob mentality, an essential concept of crowd psychology. Charles Mackay, Gustave Le Bon, and Sigmund Freud, the most prominent crowd psychologists, have explored various causes and effects of the mentality of a mob, and modern authors have claims about mob mentality and...   [tags: Psychology ]

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The Mentality Of Soldiers Fighting During Wwii

- The mentality of soldiers fighting during WWII, specifically in the Pacific, change drastically depending on whether you were an Axis or an Ally. Before joining the war, even though we were one of the most advanced nations in the world, most Americans felt as if we shouldn 't join a war that doesn’t involve us even if it threatens our national security. American citizens tried to feel neutral on foreign affairs and how they felt about other nations even if they were horrible to our close allies....   [tags: World War II, Empire of Japan]

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Pressure to Succeed Mentality in American Sports

- The Pressure to Succeed The Issue “Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser,” Vince Lombardi once said. This saying could be the unsung anthem of American sports for children and teenagers. Everyone loves to win. In sports there is always competition. Is there too much emphasis on “the win” for kids and teens. This issue is important because it essentially develops the way children and teenagers think and react; it will affect them later on in life. Too much emphasis on winning is a problem because there is extensive pressure from parents and coaches, and the consequences can be severe....   [tags: Sports, Winning, Support, Steroids]

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My First Day My Mentality

- Entering this class on the first day my mentality was forcing the thought upon me that it would be hell throughout this fall semester. I was pleasantly surprised as to how well the class went for me, because previous years of English I had never really grasped as many things as I did throughout this one semester. Even with our short amount of time together and the hardships of a once a week course professor Miller has truly been impacted my writing in a major way. She introduced me to the helpful tools of SmartThinking and PaperRater which have also improved my writing greatly by helping to point out the simple errors I may have missed....   [tags: Writing, Better, Composition studies]

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The Pros and Cons of Group Mentality

- Group Mentality: Advantages and Disadvantages The idea of a “band mentality” has been around since before humans have existed. In chimpanzees, our closest common ancestor, the group follows a dominant male, while interacting among the group based on who they like or dislike. Early humans were separated into small bands of hunters for both protection and aid in killing prey. The most experienced hunter led the attack, and it was important to have people who accepted his opinion and listened to him....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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Mob Mentality in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

- Have you ever witnessed or participated in an act of mob mentality. Many people without realizing it take part in a form of mob mentality, whether it is at a sporting event, concert, or even a protest or riot; these are all forms of mob mentality. The term “mob mentality” is usually something negative, where large groups of people deindivduate themselves. People lose control and are pressured to fit in with what the rest of the crowd is doing. In the book, A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, mob mentality has a big impact on the plot....   [tags: guillotine riots, violence]

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Sheep And The Slaughter : The Effects Of Herd Mentality On Voting

- Sheep to the Slaughter: The Effects of Herd Mentality On Voting “Vote Blue No Matter Who!” This exclamation, given out often and proudly by brand-loyal Democrats, is really a frightening concept. This means that no matter who’s running on their ticket, be they exceptionally good or horrendously evil, any Democrat is expected to support them, for the sole purpose of keeping another political party out of office. And many do choose to blindly follow this principle, without considering the issues and the candidates’ perspectives on them....   [tags: Election, Elections, Voting, Voter turnout]

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The Crucible: Assumptions, Mob Mentality, Fear, and Blame

- A crucible is defined as a container made with metal or refectory material used for heating substances to a high temperature, but it can also be defined as a severe test or trial. So, how do witch hunts relate to both definitions. Back in 1641 England made witch craft a capital crime, so in 1692 when Abigail Williams claimed that she had seen women in her village working alongside the devil you can only imagine the hysteria and problems that came along with the false accusations and the beliefs of the puritan lifestyle....   [tags: Arthur Miller play analysis]

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Functionalism And The Functional Theory Of Mind Defines Mentality

- Ned Block in Troubles with Functionalism offers his Absent Qualia Argument. The argument provides a counter example to functionalism. The essential aspect to the functional theory of mind defines mentality in terms of its functional states of a system. The functional states of a system match states according to their inputs, outputs, and internal states. Block’s counter example argues for the possibility of two systems to have the same functional states which determines their functional equivalence....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, Philosophy of mind, Output]

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The Mentality of Bullying in "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding

- Bullying: What is it. For some it’s when one person makes fun of another, but for others it’s more extreme. Bullying has been prevalent throughout history. In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a group of young boys crash into a secluded island. These disciplined, well mannered, British boys exhibit various acts of bullying on the island. There are many psychological, emotional, and physical aspects of bullying. Both the victims and the bully have a certain mentality that constitutes them....   [tags: victim, weakness, power]

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The Effects Of Environmental Change On Society 's Mentality

- The world has always noted the physical effects the environment has had on people, but it is rarely documented the way it has affected society’s mentality. Both Nydia Velazquez and Roy Scranton show in their pieces “In Search of Justice” and “Learning to die in the Anthropocene” how, often, change is feared because the outcome is uncertain and it is evident that the environment, what people are surrounded by, has affected the way people respond to change or life in general. Although the physical health effects of environmental change is often looked at as most important, Velazquez and Scranton has make it evident that environmental change has taken a toll on society 's mentality which affect...   [tags: Environment, Natural environment, World, Earth]

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The Western And Eurocentric Mentality Towards Indigenous Peoples

- I worry that the western and Eurocentric mentality towards Indigenous peoples has not changed as much as we would like to say. Modern-day schools still ignore Indigenous ways and therefore, portray them as lesser and attempt to remove them. If Indigenous philosophies and pedagogies are not part of the curriculum (and not a sidebar or merely reflected if you look closely), then “this creates tensions and adjustment problems for students, which may contribute to high dropout rates (Schissel & Wotherspoon, 2003).” (Overmars, 2010, p....   [tags: Indigenous peoples, Indigenous Australians]

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Toys : Toys Shaped The Mentality Of Young Boys

- While we walk through Toys R Us, we noticed how separate the designs or make up of the toys that were displayed throughout the store. The two separate designs were very distinct in what type of gender they belonged to. In order to understand how toys play a role to the development gender identification, we took a close view at how company market their toys. We first focused on the toys that you would assume were directed towards boys. The design of the toys were mostly “boy colors” like blue, black and red, which were bolder to the eye....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Masculinity, Gender studies]

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Mob Mentality in a Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

- Mob mentality is the idea that when a big group of people are together they loose their sense of individualism and moral constraints to follow blindly what they are told. During the French Revolution mobs were highly prevalent as many of the population were starving, poor, and angry. In A Tale of Two Cities the author, Charles Dickens criticizes mobs by showing how dangerous they can be in many scenes. The first instance of a mob like scene in A Tale of Two Cities is on pages 41-43 when the wine casket is broken on the ground showing the animalistic nature of the crowd....   [tags: violent, moral standards, changeability]

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The Slave Mentality in The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

- ... The slave mentality is a reoccurring theme throughout this text. I find that Alexander may not even realize that she has done so but the brief explanation in the beginning about why the Blacks were the most ideal candidates for slavery actually helps the reader explain the Black exploitation that is illustrated throughout the rest of the book. Alexander goes from discussing slavery, post slavery, Jim Crow, lack of economic gain, the War on Drugs, labeling, blaxploitation in the modern day, the successful celebrity outliers (Oprah and Barack Obama), and the silence we have seen amongst the once vocal civil rights activists....   [tags: justice system, incarceration of blacks]

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Al Habash A Muslim Scholar And With A Secularists Mentality

- In this incredible and most beautiful interesting video, Houda al-Habash a Muslim scholar and with a secularists mentality about the critical state of affairs of the Muslim women throughout the world but particularly the young women of Syria. She founded a Qur’anic memorization institute for young girls to be educated in the Islamic faith and at the same time instill in them the belief in their fundamental human rights protected by the religion of Islam. It’s obviously for far too long women in majority strict religious conservative and patriarchal societies have been denied an equal representation and participation in the day today affairs of the running the affairs of their respective regi...   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Qur'an, Sharia]

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My I Had Outgrown My Friends Mentality

- After grade ten I had outgrown my friends mentality. I was using the synthesizing mind, the creative mind, the respectful mind, and the ethical mind (Gardener, 2006). I thought about helping others beyond self-interest while my friends were stuck in the teenage mindset of thinking about themselves. I don’t fault them for that, but it was quite challenging finding my place as an adult in a community of individuals who were not quite ready to be adults. The school drama teacher, whom I consider to be an exemplary educator once said to me “I know you see things that others don’t see, one of the hardest things to do is to be a leader for your peers, but in the end it is rewarding.” He was right....   [tags: High school, Teacher, Education, Mind]

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Taking a Closer Look At Your Personal Ministry

- ... Hostetler talks about a topic that I am so familiar with called the, “Microwave Mentality” (ch. 6), defined as the necessity to have things done instantaneously. What convicted me about this chapter was how the need for speed actually compressed my ability to truly worship God. I also found this to be interesting as this trepidation has permutated in just about all characteristics of my life. Rick Newman writes blogs for US News. In his blog, “Lose the Microwave Mentality”, Newman says, “Microwave ovens have been heating leftovers and popping popcorn for a generation, a daily bit of wizardry that makes waiting for anything seem obsolete....   [tags: God, microwave mentality, savior]

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Singaporean Mentality Exposed

- Singaporean Mentality Exposed Film critics and audiences have dubbed I Not Stupid an excellent commentary on the education system and government paternalism. The movie stars three school children who have been channelled into the undesirable EM3 stream, and shows the trials and tribulation of these children and their parents. I Not Stupid has been described as a "coming of age movie"1 for its rare ability to criticise the government and its policies and bring pertinent issues to light, so much so that many are surprised that it managed to get past the not-too-kind local board of censors....   [tags: I Not Stupid Education System Essays]

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Pre Revolutionary Mentality

- US History I Test The people represented in the picture, are pulling off King George III symbolizes how Americans felt right before the start of the revolutionary war. I believe this picture is in the beginning or middle part of 1775. The people of America were mad, were so, fed up with the British government that they will start a war in order to break away from them. These feelings didn’t just come about all of a sudden though, England set themselves up for this the moment they set up colonies that were three thousand miles away....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cult Mentality and How People Become Involved in Religious and Secular Cults

- For many decades, the cult phenomenon has fascinated the masses. A cult is an organization with deviant beliefs and practices, and is characterized by the apparent life-time membership of its participants. It seems to be very popular among troubled teenagers and adults. The psychology behind why some people are more susceptible to the charms and the lure of being in a cult is not very widely researched or understood. Many people are concerned with cultist behavior and the effect that they have on the individuals involved, believing that they have been “brainwashed” into this lifestyle....   [tags: brainwashing, psychological/long term effects]

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Public School Mentality in Howards End and Passage to India

- Public School Mentality in Howard's End and Passage to India The public-school system remains unique because it was created by the Anglo-Saxon middle classes - how perfectly it expresses their character - with its boarding houses, its compulsory games, its system of prefects and fagging, its insistence on good form and on esprit de corps - (E.M. Forster, 'Notes on the English Character', 1936.) Forster perceived the public-school system to be at the centre of the English middle-classes, defining their set of core values and moulding their behaviour....   [tags: Education End Passage India Papers]

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Holden's Mentality in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye

- Holden's Mentality in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye A young man going through puberty, not knowing what he is doing or where he is headed, becoming increasingly insane, in a world in which he feels he doesn't belong in, and around a bunch of "phonies." This would describe the position of Holden Caulfield, the controversial protagonist and main character in The Catcher In The Rye (1951) written by J.D. Salinger. The book, all narrated by Holden in first person, in its very unique and humorous style, is about Holden, and all the troubles he has encountered through school, family, friends, and basically life....   [tags: Catcher Rye Essays]

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It’s Time for Cities to Reject the Welfare Mentality

- It’s Time for Cities to Reject the Welfare Mentality All over the nation-from New York to Los Angeles, from San Diego to Milwaukee-cities are on the rebound. Each successful city has accomplished its renaissance in its own particular way, with its own special twist. But if you look across the spectrum of flourishing cities, you can discern a clear set of principles that leads to urban health. To start with, there is a total rejection of the old municipal welfare state ideology, whose decades of failed policies led the nation's cities to the brink....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Rape As Fierce

- "If you can't prevent rape, you enjoy it,” An Indian policeman said about failure of banning rape. Can it be possible for a women to enjoy when she is being raped. This type of awful attitude is responsible to encourage rape.Women in today’s world have become more active and better contributor to national and international fields, but the fear of sexual assult and being raped limit their freedom. A lot of social workers, human right activist, feminist are trying hard to ensure women right. Many laws has been passed to stop oppression....   [tags: low social values, dominant mentality]

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Why The North Platte Canteen Affected The Mentality Of Six Million Troops During World War II

- The North Platte Canteen affected the mentality of six million troops in World War II and gave the soldiers a reason to fight for America (The North Platte Canteen). The canteen started officially on Christmas Day in 1941 and did not stop serving American troops till the very last cargo train rolled into the North Platte Depot on April 1, 1946. Sixteen million troops fought in World War II; there was a one and three chance the soldier standing next to you paid a visit to the little town of North Platte (The North Platte Canteen, Nebraska Studies.Org, Statistic Brain)....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Nebraska, Integers]

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The Southern Mentality On Slavery

- The Southern Mindset on Slavery “Furious at the sight, he sprung upon him like a tiger. In a moment, the overseer was down, and, mastered by rage, my father would have killed him if not for the entreaties of my mother, and the overseer’s own promise that nothing should be said of the matter. The promise was kept—like most promises of the cowardly and debased—as long as the danger lasted” . This is an excerpt from the horrific biography of a slave named Josiah Henson. Born June 15, 1789, in Charles County Maryland, Henson describes his life growing up as a slave and what he saw growing up, moving around the colonies, and being separated from his family....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States, Human]

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Black Middle Class America: House Negro Mentality or Manifestation of Self-Identity

- Black Middle Class America: House Negro Mentality or Manifestation of Self-Identity For Hundreds of years a wall of separation has existed among the Black community. Whether it involved the skin color, hair length, nose size, or social standing, Blacks have always found someway to distinguish themselves away from the masses of their culture. In Malcolm X's essay "Message to the Grass Roots," and Shelby Steele's excerpt "On Being Black and Middle Class," Black separatism can be traced to the times of slavery....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Victim Mentality

- What does it mean to be a victim. Is there a certain type of victim or is being a victim universal. When I think about a victim, I think about family abuse, rape, incest, tempted murder victims and etc. There are many kinds of victims because a victim is when a person is hurt by another in a malicious way. Victims are not all of a certain race; it can affect anybody regardless of their race, religion, or their social classes. When a person is being victimize, that are they truly think in their mind....   [tags: Social Issues, Abuse]

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The Modern Mentality Regarding the View of Art

- Just a moment ago, as I walked through the shelves of a library and saw the books lined up neatly in their place, a question arose; what were these books in regard to their place in the world. With their rows of letters and series of words, what could they represent. How do people see these bounded pieces of paper. In a very general sense, they represent a type of art. "Art", as defined by the New Oxford American Dictionary, is "the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination ....   [tags: modernization, books, multitask]

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North American History : The European Mentality Of Superiority

- Often, North American history is perceived from the European mindset of superiority over the indigenous groups that were there prior. However, the underlying reality is much more complex than what is commonly known. Deep seeded relationships between the people groups, Natives and Europeans, both animus and amiable, created intricate societal structures in which Native Americans were able to exercise historical agency over the European immigrants seeking to gain. Historical agency can be defined as the control over the social and cultural development of one group of people relative to another....   [tags: Indigenous peoples of the Americas, United States]

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how stereotype threat may cause poor performance in women

- Introduction Throughout the years, males have dominated the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with very few females finding their way in the mix (Steinberg, Okun, & Aiken, 2012). Those females enrolling in the STEM majors soon find themselves questioning why they have, and many quickly change their majors to more female-accepting professions (Steele, James, & Barnett, 2002). The view that women lack the intellect to succeeded in STEM disciplines has been a prevailing one for much of history (Cadinu, Maass, Rosabianca, & Kiesner, 2005)....   [tags: STEM Majors, Student Mentality]

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Lucy vs. Mina: Opposites Reveal Truth about Human Mentality

- Placing two opposite people in the same exact situation can reveal truth about how the human mind works. Differing personalities, decisions made, and impulses of each person influence their destiny. The use of the characters Lucy Westerna and Mina Harker in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, give insight into how certain types of humans think and how decisions they make determine their future. Lucy and Mina have such different views and reactions when placed in an uncertain situation such as being bit by a vampire....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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The Masking of History: The Misunderstanding of Gender and Race Studies.

- Historical analysis has multiple approaches which often depend on correlating subfields of history. Understanding the subfield in which a historian is writing illuminates the subject and clarifies historical context. Although, the subfields of gender and race studies differ in how they emerged they share similar elements which can shape how historical recording can be negatively influenced. By analyzing how gender, whose origins are messy and indiscernible, is embedded and imposed contrasts with race as a perpetuated ideology, an understanding of how they are both used to help shape and reproduce systems of inequality can be achieved....   [tags: sojourner truth, mentalite, slavery]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Throughout Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, situations that present the characteristics of mass hysteria, otherwise known as a crowd mentality, greatly affect the lives of the characters as they continue through the witch trials. A crowd mentality is achieved as emotional excitement builds and leads to someone acting differently from the way they normally would if they were alone. Many instances of crowd mentality are witnessed throughout the plot of The Crucible. Without these powerful incidents of unusual behavior, the Salem witch trials would have never occurred, and many lives would have been saved....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, John Proctor]

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Effects Of Colonization On The Black Community With Deep Soul Wounds

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

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Nietzsche 's On The Genealogy Of Morality

- In On the Genealogy of Morality Nietzsche uses the word ressentiment to, in simple terms, represent a deeply rooted resentment but his interpretation goes further than that. Nietzsche explains that ressentiment arises when people realize that they are inferior to some others but rather than blaming themselves for this they blame those others. These people “being denied the proper response of action, compensate for it only with imaginary revenge”. They experience inferiority not in terms of themselves but in terms of others....   [tags: Friedrich Nietzsche, Ressentiment, Slavery]

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Rape and Women's Position

- "If you can't prevent rape, you enjoy it,” an Indian police officer. He was forced to apologies and had to resign for commenting this way about rape. It is impossible for a woman to enjoy rape. Women in today’s world have become more active and better contributor to national and international fields, but the fear of sexual assault and being raped limit their freedom. A lot of social workers, human right activists, and feminists are trying hard to ensure women right regarding sexual violence and rape....   [tags: Rape Culture, Women, Abuse, Violence]

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Life Of Pi By Yann Martel And The Play King Lear By William Shakespeare

- Hello everyone. I am Muhes Ariyaratnam and this is speech on coping with adversity. Everyone faces adversities big or small. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, and Steve Jobs was kicked out of his own company. They went on to have very successful careers in their respective fields. Two of the greatest humans faced adversity. Similarly the book Life of Pi by Yann Martel and the play King Lear by William Shakespeare contain the same theme of coping with adversity. In both texts characters cope with loss of loved ones, poor mentality, and nature....   [tags: Yann Martel, Life of Pi, Canada Reads]

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Childhood Obesity And Its Effects On Children 's Health

- The mentality of parents can lead to the downfall of their children 's health. Due to the lack of provision and support that they provide as a result of their mentality, their children who gravely need it remains obese and their condition usually exacerbates. In Jan Hoffman 's article, Parents ' Denial Fuels Childhood Obesity Epidemic, she makes it clear that parents who deny the condition of their children can drastically harm them even if it is unintentional. Since, parents with an ignorant mentality cannot provide their obese child with the help they desperately need to combat their obesity problems....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Parenting styles, Childhood]

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The Role Of Government And Its Welfare System

- There are several aspect of US family policy that Bogenschneider goes over, from the structure of the governments welfare system to the cultural and economic reason behind the policy. The first being the structure of government and its welfare system, In the 1990’s, congress past the Unfunded Mandate Reform Act, placing the responsibility to distribute welfare and other forms of family policy to the states. Some states continue norm of welfare distribution. However, many states stopped funding certain areas of family policy, such as day care or full day preschool....   [tags: United States]

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Finding Your Beach By Zadie Smith

- Finding Your Beach In her narrative essay, “FYB”, Zadie Smith expresses her belief that if one redirects their mindset to a more limited perspective and uses the limitless Manhattan mentality at certain times, one can arrive at their beach. A beach is a mentality, and Smith finds her beach by coming to peace with Manhattan’s beach. The idea of a person’s “beach” being hard to discover may be observed through Smith’s personal background, as it is almost mythical for this English writer living in Soho, Manhattan to come by a beach....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Manhattan, Human]

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Analysis Of The Piece ' Cannibals, Witches, And Slave Traders Of The Atlantic World ' By John Thornton

- 1: In the piece “Cannibals, Witches, and Slave Traders in the Atlantic World” by John Thornton, Thornton explains the mentality of the native Africans during the slave trade. The mentality of these people is something that Americans and British people have misconceived “The beliefs of slaves from the Kikongo- and Kimbundu-speaking regions of West Central Africa (see Figure I), discernable in a variety of documents from the African side”(Thornton 275). The African people had beliefs of cannibalism and witchcraft....   [tags: Atlantic slave trade, Slavery, African people]

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Feminist Writers of the 1960's and 1970's

- The feminist writers of the 1960s and 1970s were making sure that the woman was suffering emotional and psychological stress on having assumed roles traditionally feminus, and were setting the women up to have their own professions and change there positions and rolls of the woman in society. Women, especially those who had a formal education, were not happy with there housewive roles. These women, who were possessing aptitudes to carry out professions out of the house, were meeting doing vulgar tasks that were very far from satisfying the husbands desires....   [tags: Feminism]

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I Don 't Have A Gun.stop Shooting

- “I don’t have a gun.Stop shooting” imagine those being your last words you say before you get killed, those were the last words of Michael Brown before he was slain by a police officer, who assumed he was committing a crime but was later found innocent. What just happened is the mentality of Us vs Them its dangers problems such as murder seen from michael Brown example. Even if it doesn 't go to that extreme it can divide of two different groups of people .In the past couple of years the issue of police v.s people of color has been given attention by media we have started to see the prejudice, racism, and discrimination in America....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Rodney King]

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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx

- ... Although he knows rebelling and teaching society about literature and liberty is the right thing to do, he also knows that the government has deeply engrained its ideals into society. McGovern explains, “Controllers of mass communication and other producers of entertainment decide which ideas they will censor and which they will disseminate, and the public decides what it will enjoy, what it will believe, and how it will act” (McGovern 2). These ideals have been around for decades, and Montag knows his people are creatures of habit....   [tags: philosophy, miller, bradburry]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- An anonymous person once said, “Not all wounds are so obvious. Walk gently in the lives of others”. Every single person on this earth has a different story. Every person has something unique and special to bring to the table. No matter what color of skin you have, what religion you follow, or what country you are from, everyone should be treated equally and not be discriminated from others. Harper Lee used real life events as encouragement for her novel To Kill A Mockingbird. These can be associated with the Jim Crow laws, mob mentality, and issues of racism in that time period....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- Imagine a man being accused of a crime he did not commit, yet his punishment whether he did or did not do it is death. Again, imagine a world where accusations from thirteen year old girls are taken under serious consideration in court. Absurd, ridiculous, and out of the question are some of the words most people would use to describe such situations. Between being pressed against large stones for a confession, or being thrown into the river to test for witchcraft, the people of Salem were in a mass hysteria....   [tags: crime, confession, accusations]

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Should Children Be Tried?

- Time to Pay BANG!!!. That was the sound of the gun fired by Cameron Williams as he was being pulled over in a car with two other man Williams shooting to kill shot a police officer, letting the police officer badly injured during November of 2010 on Omaha, Nebraska he was also charged with robbery and assault in another country (“Should Children Be Tried”). A person must accountable for his/her actions. No matter their age or gender they have to pay for their actions. Even though kids are not fully mentally developed, they should be charged because if they have the mentality to load a gun they should have the mentality to pay for their actions and if they are not charged they will keep commi...   [tags: Crime, Violence, Prison, Crimes]

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Globalization's Impact on the Environment and Viceversa

- “Globalization is not a monolithic force but an evolving set of consequences-some good, some bad, and some unintended. It is the new reality.” (John B. Larson). Globalization has been the inevitable and definite influence ending the 20th century and sparking the new era of interaction between people, economies, and nations. It is the relentless process of global integration that embodies culture, technology, politics, trade, economic and social relations, and information. Though it may be hard not to picture globalization as an unstoppable plague, open-mindedness is key to understanding globalization....   [tags: resource consumption, ]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's Young Goodman Brown

- In the story of young Goodman brown the Author of the story, Nathaniel Hawthorne, uses symbolic characters that represent life. In the story, Young Goodman Brown goes into a journey into the cold, dark, and lonely forest. Faith, his wife is rejected by young Goodman brown when she asks him to stay with her that night and to forget about the journey. Young Goodman Brown tells her that she will be all right without him and that he has to go into that journey. This is an image of what many people do, if not all people....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mind]

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The Open Mindedness Of A Person

- In society, we are pushed and shoved into a box. A box that some of us cannot escape, despite the countless creative minds making and creating new and interesting things that seem to break this metaphorical box. For example, some of this can be credited to the pressure of not only society, but of our peers and the people we look up to. Examples of this can be shown with the open-mindedness of a person, their limitations, and expectations. However, there is a term that has been broadcasted as something that people cannot break and tend to embrace, the term "Mob-Mentality" or "Herd-Mentality" is often recycled as something that involves more conscious thought than "Herd-Behavior"....   [tags: Adolescence, Peer group, Peer pressure, Thought]

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Eichengreen and Temin’s Explanation of the Cause of the Great Depression

- Eight decades has elapsed since the outbreak of the Great Depression, but the continuing mystery of its cause keep provoking academic debates among scholars from various fields. Eichengreen and Temin joint the debates by linking the gold-standard ideology with the cause of the Great Depression. They content that because of this ideology monetary and fiscal authorities implemented deflationary policies when the hindsight shows clearly that expansionary policies were needed. And these contractionary policies consequently pushed the stumbling world economy into the Great Depression....   [tags: american history, great depression]

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The Separation Of Gawain As A Hero Like Achilles

- The medieval knight Sir Gawain is a hero like Achilles, but his certain characteristics make him unlike his Greek counterpart. The first quality that creates the separation of Gawain is that he is a Christian character, meaning that he believes in the monotheistic religion of Christianity, following the teachings of Jesus and God. He holds the values of this religion to be true such that he should follow with respect, compassion, and forgiveness. This religious view of life affects what Gawain holds to be his moral code, because he fights for God and for his soul to be perfect to reach heaven....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]

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The Nature Of The And The Cosmic Laws

- 9. CULTIVATION, How. Despite the fact that refinement of Terrestrial Humans Morality, which is direct derivation of the Religious Principle, was existing for thousand years, on the basis of satiations with brutality and conflicts, the wars on different scales and intensity are raging everywhere in Mental and Physical realms. At first glimpse, the current status of affairs observation might deceive the rationale and prompt the idea that Cultivation of Moral on the Principles of Judeo-Christian religiousness & civilisation is unreachable goal and ‘erroneous’, and that modern world should seek for an alternative....   [tags: Human, Life, Meaning of life, Morality]

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The Truth About The Drug Companies Are Making

- There seems to be no law protecting patients from the price increases that these big pharmaceutical companies are making. Marcia Angell, is an American physician, author, and the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine. In chapter 10 of her book, The Truth About the Drug Companies, she talks about stretching out the idea on monopoly. Patents makes it illegal for a specific set amount of time for competitors to sell the same/similar drugs. Once the patent is over, when the company loses its rights to a drug, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) arranges for the generic version of the drugs made by a different company to go out on the market....   [tags: Pharmaceutical industry, Pharmacology]

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Effects Of Physical Activity On Adolescent Lifestyles

- Although there are no sure-fire recipes for good health, the mixture of healthy eating and regular exercise comes awfully close. adolescents are growing and building up their bodies that they will take with them for the rest of their life, it is important for them to take positive exercise and diet choices with them to ensure healthiness. Eating healthy foods and exercising regularly are challenging motives for almost everyone. Finding the time and motivation to devote to a healthy diet, workout routine, and eating healthy are all challenges for almost everyone....   [tags: Hypertension, Health, Obesity, Nutrition]

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Religious Bias in Philippines Law Making

- Thesis Statement: This paper intends to discuss that morality should not be the basis of creating laws in the Philippines because it is bias on religion, it is against individual choices and it leads to discrimination INTRO (1.1) The reliance of laws to religion could be traced back to the ancient period. The mentality of the ancient romans in particular is quite the same with the mentality of the modern Filipinos. They follow the mentality set by their religion because of the fear of the consequences of the afterlife (Edwords, 1985)....   [tags: morality, divorce, abortion]

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The Concepts Put Forth By. Mills

- The concepts put forth by J.S. Mills represent a more idealistic view rather than practical use. The concepts he had thought of are for the most part narrow minded, self serving, as well as rather misguided. However, that is not to say that Mills theory was completely wrong with certain slight alterations the idea is something that could very well lead to a healthy public life. Ultimately Mills concept in a whole is flawed but with certain changes could prove beneficial as a change of views of society as a whole....   [tags: Concept, Idea, Cognition, Abstraction]

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Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- To Kill A Mockingbird is a courageous tale of leadership and bravery to others. From Atticus helping Tom, to Boo trying to communicate with the kids. Harper Lee used real-life events as inspirations for her novel To Kill A Mockingbird. There are connections to Jim Crow Laws, mob mentality, and issues of racism in that time period. Throughout the book there are many historical references, including the Jim Crow Laws. After reading the Jim Crow pieces, I conclude that Jim Crow was a variety of laws that were against blacks, trying to keep blacks away from whites....   [tags: White people, Black people, African American]

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Lawrence Stone, The family, sex and marriage in England 1600-1800

- Lawrence Stone’s book ‘The family sex and marriage in England 1600-1800’ is one of controversy and contrasting opinions about marriage in the medieval era. As a medievalist historian, Stone puts forward a conflicting perspective when it comes to the medieval family unit in providing a new interpretation of the medieval family unit. In producing such a notorious argument, Stone provided the beginnings of the debate that has now surrounded the medieval family. His work, has had a mixed reception in the history community sporting conflicting ideas about his distant view on marriage....   [tags: Lawrence Stone]

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What Is The Third Sex?

- 78. What is ‘THIRD SEX’. • Pulsing of ‘Sexual Poles’, within a Being’s ‘Super-Consciousness’, IS THE REGULATING FACTOR FOR BEING’S ATTRACTION TO BOTH WORLDS -The Physical & Ray-Formed World – within One ‘Cosmic Spiral Life Cycle:. It REGULATES COSMIC RESPIRATION by ETERNAL ALTERING of Life Perception in these two worlds. So, thanks to The Sexual Principle we gradually transform our CONSCIOUSNESS OR THE SENSE OF ‘REALITY’. • When a man is at its primitive stage and is deeply emerged into Animal ‘Plane of Existence’, because of the culminating presence of ‘THE ENERGY OF EXPANSION’ in his mentality, he firmly sticks to its Physical Might and releases own Will through explosive outbursts or mani...   [tags: Human, Female, Male, Human sexual behavior]

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Ethical Norms And Ethical Standards

- Humans have notably different ethical standards which dictate what is or isn’t correct. Those standards are shared and followed by a group of people. For example, the concept of killing is not unknown. The typical response is to punish the one who commits that “crime,” even if that person was “right” to do so. However, killing may not seem like a crime to some people. Rather, to them killing is necessary for protection. Given that there are many cultures in the world, one can assume that each of those cultures is not like the other....   [tags: Culture, Ethics, Anthropology]

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The Sense of Responsibility

- The Great Gatsby emphasizes that people’s sense of responsibility depends on their financial stability and social class. Exclusively, characterized as either rich or poor, people are supposed to manifest a corresponding mentality towards the consequences of their actions as regards to their family, work, or society as a whole. F. Scott Fitzgerald conveys the lack of responsibility in the established wealthy class by displaying its disregard of important affairs and its materialistic view of life....   [tags: great gatsby, responsibility, fitzgerald]

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Bad Guys in The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte

- The Outcasts of Poker Flat” In the short story “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” by Bret Harte we see a reoccurring theme with the characters within the story. Most of the characters in “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” seemed to be “bad guys”, majority prove by the end of the story that they were genuinely good people. The theme that even wicked people can change is very prevalent with three characters. The town of Poker Flat was determined to get rid of specific characters that were cause for trouble and harm to the community....   [tags: troublemakers, change, characters]

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The Future of the United States: Rick Santorum

- ... He explains that most of high education (universities) are too expensive for 70% of the population of the country, which don’t have any kind of degree and which jobs tend to be less paid because of the wrong ideas of society that if you don’t have a degree you can’t success in life. The family is important for a country, as we know families are the first important socioeconomic structure, and Rick Santorum explains that the government of the country is “giving a hand” to stay single and do not create more families....   [tags: democracy, republican party, government]

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A Training Environment For A Mnc Company

- Introduction Training and onboarding is a central part to an organization’s lifeline. It enhancing the company’s image and well as it serves as a recruiting instrument and it aids in the retention of staff. For instance, when a company has a strong reputation for training and development, most employees that are looking for this criterion in an organization tend to search out the organization in hope of gaining more information and possibly employment with the company. Onboarding stresses the familiarization of the company....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Employment, Saudi Arabia]

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How Rhetorical Appeals On A Wild Tongue By Gloria. 't Belong Somewhere?

- Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong somewhere. Do you know what it feels like to be told you don’t belong in the place of your birth. People experience this quite frequently, because they may not be the stereotypical American citizen, and are told and convinced they don’t belong in the only place they see as home. In Gloria Anzaldúa’s “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”, Anzaldúa gives the reader an inside look at the struggles of an American citizen who experiences this in their life, due to their heritage....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Cultural studies, Anxiety]

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Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit, by Daniel Quinn

- Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit, by Daniel Quinn, is a philosophical journey that takes place between an unnamed narrator and Ishmael, a gorilla, who can speak telepathically. The novel begins by the narrator reading an advertisement in the local newspaper requesting a student who has “…an earnest desire to save the world.” This intrigues the narrator because he had been searching for such a teacher all of his early life. Although the narrator thinks the advertisement is a hoax, he persists on going to the indicated address to fulfill his curiosity....   [tags: philosophical journey, gorilla]

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The Harlem Renaissance : A Cultural Movement That Sparked Black Modernization

- The Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that sparked black modernization. This period in history introduced art, music, and the culture of people with African descent. Although all of these characteristics help to understand the African lifestyle, there are obstacles surrounding this topic. Without the Harlem Renaissance, people may not have experienced such things as rap music or hip hop. Through this movement, everyone has a better understanding of how African Americans lived at that point in time....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race]

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The Influence of Charactes in Little Bee by Chris Cleave

- The influence of other people has many effects on a person's decisions and their actions. Chris Cleave examines the idea of outside impacts on a person in Little Bee. First, Lawrence in Chris Cleave's, Little Bee helps Sarah by giving her the idea of moving on and doing something positive to make up for her guilt and making Sarah choose between Lawrence and Little Bee puts Sarah in a tough position. Second, Andrews’s presence in Sarah’s mind helps her focus on the task of helping Little Bee and Andrews’s lack of connection influence’s Sarah....   [tags: decisions, guilt, actions]

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Summary Of ' On The Birth Of My Mission '

- 4. What was ‘Martinus MISSION’. • THE PRIME or CORE MARTINUS’ MISSION WAS or IS “TO MAKE PEOPLE TO LOVE EACH OTHER”. LOVE is to become THE HABITUAL ABILITY -TO DO WHAT IS THE MOST LOVING THINGS TO DO IN ANY GIVEN SITUATION. “Love alone constitutes the distinctive mark of divine affinity” and all-pervading love results in general mental co-habitation, harmony between intelligence & emotion – perfect satisfaction of our greatest desires and the pinnacles of bliss state in physical sphere of existence....   [tags: Life, Human, Universe]

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Philosophies and Tactics of Dr. King and Malcolm X

- During the mid-1900s, the Civil Rights Movement was a crucial part of the United States’ growth. Many men and women both black and white contributed to the development of rights for African Americans and other minorities. Among them, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had an everlasting effect on the treatment of minorities in the United States. Although their philosophies and tactics differed greatly, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X helped shape the Civil Rights Movement and make the United States a better place for people regardless of their race....   [tags: Civil Rights ]

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Indian Hero : The Light Of Kalidasa 's Sakuntala

- Indian Hero Culture in the Light of Kalidasa’s Sakuntala How a society defines a hero is dictated by the present and prevailing culture and mentality. And culture, in turn, is shaped by changes in the community – politics, the media, science and technology, etc. A person considered as a hero for fighting and killing thousands of invaders centuries ago, may not be considered as a hero if he fought and killed Muslims in the present day claiming to uphold Hindu dignity. An interesting example of this change in hero culture is the prevailing perception of Indians is regarding Gandhi....   [tags: India, Mumbai, Time, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi]

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