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Opposites: Juxtaposition Necessary for Significance

- How would one understand darkness unless one had also known light. If bad did not exist, would good have any meaning. Contradictions create substance, and without one end of the spectrum it is impossible to comprehend the other. Like yin and yang, opposites derive meaning from their differences. Juxtaposition is necessary for an extreme to have meaning; therefore lack of alternatives nullifies significance. This is well illustrated by the absence of dichotomy in Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World....   [tags: LIterary Analysis ]

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Finch and Ewell: Opposites

- If the world was black and white, ninety-eight percent of the population would be gray. Only a handful would be black & white; which in this case, is a synonym for complete opposites. It just so happens that in Harper Lee’s only novel: To Kill a Mockingbird in the main setting of Maycomb County there exist a pair of opposites. Yes, Attics Finch and Bob Ewell represent the extreme opposites of Maycomb’s society; in their contrasting viewpoints, considerations/thoughtfulness and impressions. To begin with, being opposites, they hold the different viewpoints held in Maycomb’s society....   [tags: Classic Literature]

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The Usage of Opposites in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- The sun and the moon have nothing in common with each other and nor do the Capulets and the Montagues. The usage of opposites in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is to illustrate the Capulets’ and the Montagues’ polarity. Opposites involving love and hate strongly reveal to the reader how different the Capulets and the Montagues are. Juliet realizes how she is supposed to hate Romeo when she says “My only love sprung from my only hate!” in act one scene five line 138. The love and the hate is referring to Romeo, who is a Montague....   [tags: capulet, montague, sun, moon]

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Unity of Opposites in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

- Unity of Opposites in Measure for Measure Measure for Measure is an English play written by the famous playwright William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptized) – 23 April 1616) in around 1603. The first publication of the play is originally in the First Folio of 1623 (where it was for the first time categorized as a comedy), while the play's first recorded performance was in the year 1604. Measure for Measure deals with many religious, political and humanistic issues, such as mercy, justice, and truth and their relationship to pride and humility, as it is said, "Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall"....   [tags: Shakespeare, Keepdown, defiance]

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Wings of Desire and Antigone: Conflicts and Opposites

- Annotated Bibliography MacKay, L.A. "Antigone, Coriolanus and Hegel." Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association 93 (1962): 166-174. Web. 19 Mar 2012. JSTOR <> The author, LA MacKay through this article has provided a comprehensive insight into the themes of revolt and conflict illustrated through the characters and sentiments of the play, Antigone and therefore proves to be a valuable resource for the study of the same....   [tags: Film]

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When Opposites Attract, Balance Is Achieved

- Oil and vinegar, fire and water, love and hate are just a few of the forces that at first glance seem to be complete opposites but really they just balance each other out in the end. The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst reads as if it is a non-fiction story but in reality it was a realistic fiction short story. “The Scarlet Ibis” is a about an older brother, Brother, who is ashamed of his younger brother, Doodle, because he “…seemed all head” (Hurst 109) and mentally everyone thought that he was not “…’all there’” (Hurst 110)....   [tags: The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst]

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Reconciliation of Opposites in Emerson's Fate

- Reconciliation of Opposites in Emerson's Fate Emerson's Fate is full of interesting ideas. Fate is the absence of chaos. It is rendered void by the intellect; it is the laws of the world and a name for "causes which are unpenetrated". Emerson explains Fate through nature. "Nature magically suits the man to his fortunes" (1118). Society, slouching in its custom-made "civilization", looks down on nature and it’s cruel and nonsensical disposition. Emerson even states, "Nature is no sentimentalist…the world is rough and surly, and will not mind drowning a man or woman; but will swallow your ship like a grain of dust....   [tags: Emerson Fate Essays]

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Opposites Attract in Antony and Cleopatra

- Opposites Attract in Antony and Cleopatra      William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra is a play that is centred around a pair of historical lovers from two distinct cultures, Mark Antony from Rome and Queen Cleopatra from Egypt. The Roman and Egyptian cultures have vastly different norms and social ideas that are almost complete polar opposites in nature. These conflicting views are instrumental in the way that Cleopatra and Antony act. These two characters are so great in their respective societies that they serve as models to look to, although Antony may not be everybody's perfect vision of what a Roman should be....   [tags: Antony Cleopatra Essays]

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Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner, Social Opposites

- The roaring twenties was a new era, WWI was over and that was cause to celebrate.As music radio and motion pictures became very popular in the early 20's, people stop taking life so seriously, "you only live once" became the anthem of the time.Everything was changing, many women started drinking smoking and wearing make up. They started rebelling against their parents and victorian standards were thrown out the window. These women were called flappers, for their short provocative skirts and actions....   [tags: cultural prejudices, murder, guilt]

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Abortion: A Comparative Essay Abour Pro-life and Pro-choice

- An issue that has flared up in today’s society, abortion is a highly debated topic that has sparked some of the most violent discussions. The rapid growth in teenage pregnancy has only increased the amount of attention that has been drawn to abortion and whether it is ethical or not. While some say that a woman is in power of her own body and can make choices based on her best interest, some take much offense to that and demand that a baby is a baby no matter how small it is and that abortion is never okay....   [tags: opposites, human body, fetus]

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Opposites Attract

- Opposites Attract On November 17, 1998, I walked into the halls of Towers High School for the very first time. Nervous and afraid, I was introduced to the eight grade class president, John Hamilton. John was both charismatic and charming. He was the type of guy everyone wanted to be around because he gave off a feeling of security and warmth. When I first met Him, John made me feel welcomed. He opened his heart to me and from that day on, I looked for friends willing to do the same. As I grew older, I met two of the most converse individuals in the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Opposites Attract

- Opposites Attract It's always been said: You can't choose the one you love. A typical Friday night for a fourteen year old girl and I was headed to mall with my best friend Kim. It's just a regular trip to the mall for me, just to hang out with some friends and catch a movie. My friend Kim and I get to the mall where she was going to meet her boyfriend Tod. I was supposed to be meeting my "boyfriend” there too, but he couldn't make it there that night. So Kim and I were hanging out shopping, talking girl talk and just walking around waiting for Tod to come....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Opposites Attract

- Opposites Attract Perhaps we all have the same memory of the first boy-girl party we attended. The floors were waxed, the music loud, the air thick with the smell of cologne. The boys stood on one side of the room and the girls on the other, each affecting a nonchalance belied by the shuffling male loafers and the occasional high birdlike sound of a female giggle. Eventually, one of the taller, better-looking boys, perhaps dogged by two slightly shorter, squeakier acolytes, would make the big move across the chasm to ask the cutest girl to dance....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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Polar Opposites in the Novel Sense or Sensibility

- Polar Opposites in the Novel Sense or Sensibility Polar opposites. Night and day. Hot and cold. These are just some adjectives and nouns that are on opposite sides of the spectrum. The words are perfect ways of contrasting the characters of Marianne and Elinor in the novel Sense and Sensibility. Sense, defined as the ability to be aware of things around her describes Elinor. She is the calm, quiet and collective sister, who makes decisions based on practicality. Sensibility, or the trait of being affected by changes in surroundings fits Marianne....   [tags: Papers]

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Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Carl Jung's Principle of Opposites

- Carl Jung was a pioneer of psychoanalytic theory along with his former partner and mentor, Sigmund Freud. Though Jung split from Freud and diverged onto his own unbeaten trail of psychoanalysis two years before his decease, they are both highly revered for the myriad of ways in which they developed the understanding of the mind. Parallel to this period, Joseph Conrad penned and published the novella Heart of Darkness, which tackled much of what Jung had found about the psyche and its inner workings....   [tags: A Metaphor Of Jungian Psychology]

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Opposites Blance Dubois and Ignatius J. Reilly in "A Streetcar Named Desire"

- Blance Dubois and Ignatius J. Reilly are two characters that are complete physical opposites but are twins in their positions as societal outcasts. Both live hypocritical lives, extolling the virtues of social orders from the past as their actions oppose their supposed beliefs. While they do differ personally, they both present social commentary in the same vein—representing modern alienation from society and the self. Both refuse to integrate into the modern world, preferring to imagine it away or force their own views of culture onto those around them....   [tags: Blance Dubois, Ignatius J. Reilly, Streetcar Named]

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The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima

- In every direction the sea rages and growls, tumbling its inhabitants in an ever-lasting rumble. Glory, honor, and duty are washed upon the glimmering golden shores of the Japanese empire. The sturdy land-dwellers clasp hands with those thrown into the savage arms of the ocean. This junction of disparate milieus forms the basis of an interlocking relationship that ties conflicting elements and motifs to paint a coherent, lucid final picture. In The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea, Yukio Mishima incorporates the impact of contradictory settings of land and sea, combative ideologies of the Western and Eastern hemispheres, and inherent dissimilarities amongst the characters’ lifestyl...   [tags: land, seas, opposites, glory, honor]

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Comparing Illustrations of H. A. and Margret Rey's Opposites

- Comparing Illustrations of H. A. and Margret Rey's Opposites and Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit Margret Rey and husband H.A. Rey are well known for their writing and illustrating the Curious George books. This paper is going to look at the way H. A. and Margret Rey and Beatrix Potter as authors and illustrators use images to express their feelings through these characters. H. A. and Margret Rey's Opposites, and Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit will be compared and contrasted....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparing]

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Opposites Attract in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises

- Opposites Attract in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises A Proverb once stated, “Opposites attract.” Scientist, chemist, doctors, and even matchmakers around the world know this statement to be true. However in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, the relationship between Lady Brett Ashley and Robert Cohn proves this statement wrong. Throughout the novel, Lady Brett has many types of relationships with a variety of people, most of whom are men....   [tags: Sun Also Rises Hemingway]

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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a Play Of Opposites

- William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a Play Of Opposites In the play Romeo & Juliet, William Shakespeare utilizes opposites in both the thoughts and actions of the characters in Romeo and Juliet. Outlined are contrasts of crime and violence versus peace and law, love versus hate, and young versus old. The uses of crime & violence versus peace and law are demonstrated in Act 3, Scene 1. Tybalt and Mercutio exchange remarks back and forth, when Benvolio steps in and encourages them to stop....   [tags: Papers]

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The Presentation of Shylock and Antonio as Conflicting Opposites in The Merchant of Venice

- The Presentation of Shylock and Antonio as Conflicting Opposites in The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare personifies the juxtaposed themes of this play; justice and mercy, forgiveness and revenge. He contrasts characters of Shylock and Antonio to represent these key ideas. Shakespeare’s character representations of these themes certify that they are constantly played out against each other throughout the play. The play presents anti-semitic ideas, depicting Shylock, a Jew, as evil and Antonio, a Christian, as good....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays]

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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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Opposites Attract

- Every time period has its great authors, Realism and Naturalism are no exception. The two that I found the most compelling in their differences was, “Life on the Mississippi” and “The Lost Phoebe.” Some of the contrasts that I found range from the events that take place, to the different views of the American dream, and how one could see humor in life while the other could not. Realism dealt with the everyday middle class and Naturalism took the darker side of things and mainly wrote about the working class people....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Two Main Characters as Opposites: "Flipped" by Wendelin Van Draanen

- Think for a moment if you will that you are an author – Wendelin Van Draanen, to be exact. You have just finished your 212 page young adult romance novel and are deciding what to title it. You know you’ve got to come up with an original, attention-grabbing one, as titles play a main factor in whether or not someone picks up your book at all in the book store. Suddenly, it comes to you: Flipped. It’s perfect, because it relates directly to the plot and conflict in a way that is easily understandable to the reader: the two main characters’ points of views are both accessible to the reader since each section alternates with one or the other speaking in first person....   [tags: Characters, Flipped, Wendelin Van Draanen,]

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Opposite Characters in Make Lemonade by Virginia Wolf

- In the book Make Lemonade by Virginia Wolff the two characters Jolly and Lavaughn are opposites. Jolly is a seventeen year old mother with two children and absent fathers.While Lavaughn is a fourteen year old girl with plans for her future. Throughout the book the two go through problems but find a way to get through them when they realize that they have to make the best of it. By the end of the book Lavaughn and Jolly have grown to be different people based upon the problems that life has given them....   [tags: education, dependent, dedicated]

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Death, a Theme in Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman´s Poetry

- Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson’s poetry is very different; however death seems to be a familiar topic amongst both poets. Opposites attract, and you could say the same for Whitman and Dickinson because though they have different writing styles both repeatedly write about death. Once more, although both Whitman and Dickinson have many different feelings about death, they also share many similar feelings about it as well. Although Walt Whitman's poetry is rather long and quite simple and Emily Dickinson's are often short and complex, the theme of death strongly ties their works together....   [tags: Literature, Opposite]

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Sula by Toni Morrison

- “Sula" by Tony Morrison is the story of a friendship between Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who are opposites in the way of relating to other people, to the world around them, and to themselves. Nel is rational and balanced; she gets married and gives in to conformity and the town's expectations. Sula is an irrational and transient character. She follows her immediate passions, completely unaware of the feelings other people might have. However, Nel and Sula are able to function well only when they are together because they complete each other as opposites....   [tags: opposite personalities]

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Opposite of Tidy by Carrie Mac

- ... Since the original title covers a much wider topic, it is obviously better than one word “messy”. In addition, this title foreshadows the the importance of self-control: it decides your life. If you make the same mistake as the protagonist, you will probably face the same consequences. Junie’s thoughts in this novel reflects the title: “by keeping her secrets and not saying no.” Without self-control, Junie and her mom will always be on the opposite side of tidy. Moreover, the title gives the keywords of the novel: “opposite” and “tidy”....   [tags: junie, obsessive-compulsive disorder]

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What's the Opposite of God?

- When we think of God, we associate good, light, force, and entity. Basically every good thought or anything associated with good is directed towards God. Likewise, when we think of the Devil, we automatically think of evil, and darkness. Every negative thought and bad emotion is linked with the Devil. This thought process is similar to the notion of dualism. The literal definition of dualism is the division of something conceptually into two opposed or contrasted aspects, or the state of being so divided....   [tags: dualism, devil, force, light]

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Comparing and Contrasting Two Opposite Worlds

- The earth matures and changes every day; therefore, the life which lives upon its surface develops with it. Because communication and story telling has always had an immense importance, literature has had a vital impact on everyday life all throughout history. Each day as the earth changes, so does literature, thus explaining why personality traits of characters and the setting in which novels take place are modified every day and shift with every time period. However, even when written in different eras, two stories can display similarities even in their most obvious differences....   [tags: Literature]

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The Use of Humour in The Opposite Sex.

- Discuss the use of humour in The Opposite Sex. The Opposite Sex is a small story, which although diminuitive in length, fits its' purpose well as a humourous short read. The use of language, the portrayal of certain images and the dexterous use of imagery in literary terms such as similies are all well within place in the story- all contributing to the laughable effect that it has upon its' readers. I believe that 'The Opposite Sex' is set and based on the times that the writer Laurie Lee had when he was a young boy....   [tags: English Literature]

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Relationships with the Opposite Sex

- Relationships with the Opposite Sex The importance of making decisions has always been very topical. People go shopping, eat, study, work, love, hate, spend their free time -- and they always face the problem of making choices. Choice itself is connected with the change, because when we decide what to choose (and when we have already chosen something) we immediately move from something old that we had to something new. And that is how people come to the innovations in their life that are defined as any idea, process, or thing that is perceived of as new to a person or a society....   [tags: Papers]

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Communicating with the Opposite Sex

- Communicating with the Opposite Sex Each of us came from a man and a woman, a mother, and a father. Our parents or the people who raised us had an important impact on our development. Each of us may have had one or more sisters or brothers who also had an impact on who we are. And each of our parents was also influenced by the family she or he was born into, the personalities and life situation they encountered, the struggles they had, the learning they brought to these struggles and passed on to their children....   [tags: Papers]

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The Prevalence of Opposite-Sex Partner Violence in The U.S.

- The prevalence of opposite-sex intimate partner violence in the U.S. is of no surprise. An overwhelming amount of research is dedicated to studying the rates of intimate partner violence in heterosexual relationships, contributing factors as well as possible solutions to decrease this type of violence. The same cannot be said for that of same-sex intimate partner violence. The current critical research will examine the intersections of same-sex intimate partner violence, review national statistics on such violence as well as compare and contrast same-sex intimate partner violence with that of opposite-sex intimate partner violence....   [tags: hetorosexuals, LGBTQ]

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Fighting for Equal Rights in Two Opposite Countries

- ... Saudi Arabia has a uniform for women, they are obligated to wear a veil (abaya, how they call it in arab countries), and “depending on what city they’re in and if religious police are present, [Muslim women] can also be required to wear a headscarf and face veil” (Undertheabaya). Many women think that wearing the veil, is something that shouldn’t be obligated, they believe that they can have the freedom to choose what they want to where in the day they want to wear. In the summer the weather is extremely hot, and still, women are obligated to wear the veil, many of the times, they must enter the beach with their veil....   [tags: lebanon, saudi arabia, women´s role]

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Freud and C.S Lewis: Opposite Points of View on Religion

- Two great men, two exact opposite points of view, when it comes to the question of a master creator. These two men would have a profound effect on the life that we live today. Freud who was born to an orthodox Jewish family in the mid 1800’s was born into a lower class family his father was in the wool trade. The collapse of the family business moved him and his family to a Vienna, Ghetto. Freud would later become the voice of science in a logical and philosophical battle. The latter would be author, C.S Lewis; Lewis grew up in a religious home as well, being born 42 years after the birth of Freud....   [tags: atheism, theism, orthodox, God]

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Communicating with the Opposite Gender in Deborah Tannen's Genderlect Theory

- Introduction Few things can be as frustrating as trying to communicate with the opposite gender. Every day each one of us is faced with the struggle of trying to relay our thoughts across the gender gap, and Deborah Tannen attempts to explain why we have those complications with a theory called the Genderlect theory. This theory was developed to explain the fundamental differences between the methods each gender use to communicate. I have had the wonderful opportunity to spend time shadowing a PA at a local clinic and through that I gained first-hand insight into the principles of the Genderlect theory....   [tags: patient, clinic, socializing]

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Growing up under the Influence of Two Opposite Worlds

- I am growing up under the influence of two absolutely opposite worlds: Vietnam, an Asian developing country with immense fields and a lot of urbanizations, was where my life started; and the United States of America, the paramount country in the world with huge cities and good living standard, was where I was mature. In Vietnam, I learned to share the compassion and to help people; then I came to America, saw things in the world under a different point of views, and absorbed many meaningful ideas about individualism and personal achievement....   [tags: Vietnam vs United States cultures]

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Opposite Corners

- Opposite Corners In this piece course work I am going to investigate opposite corners in grids. I will start by investigating a 7x7 grid. Within this grid I will use 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6 and a 7x7 grid. I will do this to find whether I can find a pattern. I will do this by multiplying the two opposite corners together then subtracting them. I will try to find the patterns and do a formula that will work for all grid sizes and shapes. I will experiment shapes and sizes of all different grids....   [tags: Papers]

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Pro-Life: The Opposite of Pro-Death

- Pro-Life: The Opposite of Pro-Death Careful attention to the truth has never been standard operating procedure for pro-abortion advocates. Therefore, it should not be any suprise that half-truths, and misrepresentations, and many outright lies have permeated the pro-abortion propaganda campaign. Pro-choice is just a phrase used by people who know the absurdity of legal abortions and infanticide. Pro-life advocates have a more simple and straight forward approach: Pro-life is not the opposite of pro-choice, but the opposite of pro-death....   [tags: Anti-Abortion Pro Life]

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Characters from Opposite Sides of the World in Two Kinds by Any Tan

- ... Similarly, my parents were born in opposite cultures than that of America where I was raised. My father grew up in rural Eastern Europe and my mother was raised in Central America. Just like Jing-Mei, I have had influences brought in to my daily life that may not seem completely traditional in the eyes of an American. Whether it is through the presence of multiple languages in the household or the quirky observations of my parent’s behaviors, I find it easy to relate to Jing-Mei’s household setting....   [tags: culture, traditions, contrast]

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The Use of Humour in The Opposite Sex by Laurie Lee

- Examine fully the writers use of humour in The Opposite Sex by Laurie Lee This essay aims to examine the use of humour in Laurie Lee's short story 'The Opposite Sex'. It tells the story of a teenage boy who is led to his first sexual experience. As much of Laurie Lee's writing was autobiographical or loosely based upon his own life we may assume that this is the tale of Lee's first sexual encounter, yet there is no definite proof to support this argument. Lee was born in 1914 and raised in his birth-town of Slad, Gloucestershire where he later went on to set many of his novels, including 'The Opposite Sex'....   [tags: English Literature]

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Trangender and the Bathroom

- ... Sports teams are characterized by gender for a reason. You are placed to play with and against people who are around your physical strength, men are physically stronger than girls. Allowing a transgender kid into a sports team isn't a wise decision, boys are meant to play with boys and girls to play with girls for a reason. Imagine a eighteen year old boy who claims, that he is a transgender young adult simply so that he can play on a girls basketball team, he will dominate his teammates and automatically be the best on the team....   [tags: rape, privacy, opposite sex]

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Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

- All couples in a committed loving relationship should be legally allowed to marry. United States marriage concepts have been changing in conjunction with society’s evolving culture. Traditional concepts assigning marital duties based on gender no longer apply, strengthening the effectiveness of marriage in today’s world. Society is actively moving towards becoming a culture of contributing individuals who have equal rights regardless of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin....   [tags: exclusion, discrimination, opposite-sex]

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Coed Schools: Helping to Prepare for the Future

- In the real world, people interact and socialize all the time. Even after schooling, communication plays a key factor in the community. Learning in coed schools is the first step to developing good communication skills. If boys and girls learn in coed schools, they will be prepared for the distraction that comes in the future, they will be taught equally, and avoid stereotypes. Despite the fact that learning in coed schools might be a distraction, separating boys and girls is not the solution to stopping this....   [tags: single-sex schools, opposite gender]

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On the Categories of Love in Toni Morrison’s Literature

- Most People tend to misconstrue the true meaning of love. They have a generalized ideology that love is all about having a romantic affair with the opposite gender. A scripture from the Holy Bible states that “ Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs” (1 Corinthians 13: 4-5). Love is a complex and complicated feeling; therefore, it is categorized in diverse forms....   [tags: opposite gender, bible, phileo love]

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Prescription for Herbivorous Men in Japan

- A Japanese word “Soshoku-kei Danshi” may have become familiar these days as it reflects a character of young Japanese men. The idea came out by a Japanese columnist in 2006, and it usually means kind herbivorous men who are not greedy for women and love (Daibo, Taniguchi, 2013). In ancient Japan, men might be supposed to be strong, proud, and they have women with no hesitation. But, how do current Japanese men change their character to herbivorous unlike ancient Japanese male. There could be several factors that lead to make man herbivorous as well as the way that herbivorous men could manage their situation in love....   [tags: girlfriends, herbivorous men, opposite sex]

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Understanding the Behavior of the Opposite Sexes in How to Talk to a Hunter and Woman on a Roof

- Understanding the Behavior of the Opposite Sexes in How to Talk to a Hunter and Woman on a Roof The understanding of attraction between opposite sexes and the impact they have on each other has qualities of both mystery and accessibility. These complex issues are elusive and cannot be fully comprehended. Only small pieces of knowledge about them have been captured in literature, in scientific and analytical studies, and in individual's search and speculations. Two literary works by Pam Houston and Doris Lessing explore some aspects of this puzzling and complex issue concerning relationships between men and women and their behavior....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating The Answer When The Products Of Opposite Corners on Number Grids Are Subtracted

- Investigating The Answer When The Products Of Opposite Corners on Number Grids Are Subtracted Introduction The purpose of this investigation is to explore the answer when the products of opposite corners on number grids are subtracted and to discover a formula, which will give the answer in all cases. I hope to learn some aspects of mathematics that I previously did not know. The product is when two numbers are multiplied together. There is one main rule: the product of the top left number and the bottom right number must be subtracted from the product of the top right and bottom left numbers....   [tags: Papers]

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Peter Tosh and Nelson Mandela Fighting from Opposite Corners

- Peter Tosh and Nelson Mandela Fighting from Opposite Corners The Prize: Equal Rights Peter Tosh and Nelson Mandela are two men who dedicated their lives to fight for equal rights. They are united by common goals but walked on different paths in their struggles against the oppressors. The major commonality, which made both men brilliant leaders and revolutionary thinkers, was their passion. The passion they had for their beliefs and turning their visions into reality. Tosh and Mandela’s divergent approaches started during their youth and followed both individuals through a lifetime struggle....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Emotional Distance Amid People Has Widened: Blind Date

- Due to busy present lifestyles, the emotional distance amid people has widened. A little people are incapable to widen their communal circles or encounter new people of the opposite sex because of their nature or work, so they pursue non-traditional methods to encounter new people. One of these methods is the use of the Internet. Match making on online dating locations and becoming encompassed in dating ability have come to be quite accepted these days. The discover is led alongside online questionnaires; out of those distributed, 302 valid examples were returned....   [tags: non traditional ways to encounter, opposite sex]

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Racial Discrimination, the Complete Opposite of Social Justice

- Social Justice is equality and fairness for all human beings. It is the subject of many official Catholic teachings and Catholics Organisation. To understand the reasons for the compassion and love by Catholics seeking peace and justice for all humanity, it is important to examine a specific example of human injustice in the world today. Racial discrimination is prejudice behaviour towards a person, based on their race. It is when someone is subject to abusive deportment because they are from a different race....   [tags: Catholic teachings, religious point of view]

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Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Doubt by John Shanley

- In order to climb up the ladder of society, people oppress those characteristics that lead them to failure. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, homosexuality was seeing as a mental disease of the human race. Homosexuals did not fit in the schema of the American family. Tennessee Williams, in his play “The Cat on the Hot Tin Roof”, shows the effects of society´s views on homosexuals through the main character Brick. In addition to Williams´ play, the theatrical work, “Doubt” by John Shanley, also depicts the struggles that an African American kid undergoes in order to suppress his sexuality....   [tags: opposite views, play comparison]

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Radical Life Extension Is Unethical and Unrealistic

- The idea of extending life challenges the circle of life: we come into this world, we live, and we leave. It is not right for people to go against that law and it is completely unethical. Radical life extension poses many threats to our society and would disrupt our way of life. This idea has many disadvantages, especially to low income classes. This practice would emphasize the problems we already have with health care and treatments that prolong life and would set the gap between economic classes even more than it is today (Andersen)....   [tags: the opposite of euthanasia, poor class excluding]

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What Worked? Examining the Factors that Led to Opposite Poverty Reduction Results in Countries with Similar Circumstances

- Introduction According to the United Nations, landlocked developing countries are often the developing world's poorest, growing at the slowest rates. They typically rely heavily on a limited number of commodities for export earnings and do worse than non-landlocked countries in every component of the Human Development Index; their average per capita GDP is approximately 57% of the average for countries with access to bodies of water (Faye, et al., 2004, 33). Burkina Faso is one of them. Landlocked and relatively resource-scarce, it is one of the poorest countries in the world....   [tags: international politics, developing countries]

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Did Fredy Villanueva face Racial Discrimination? : Two Completely Opposite World Views

- Racial discrimination has been part of society for a long time. In 2008, the case of Fredy Villanueva exemplified this issue. The boy was killed after playing dice with some friends in Montreal. In fact, racial discrimination was a huge factor that applied in this case. Therefore, on one side, the police group was approving the gesture of the police officer that killed him with a structural functionalism world view. This worldview stresses that society is a big structure in which everybody has a role to play....   [tags: Police Officers, Social Construction]

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Lower and Upper Class in the United States

- Do opposites attract. With magnets, they do. And with math, two opposites make a positive. However, does this apply to human beings. Do opposites attract--do birds of a feather flock together. Many people have used these two phrases throughout many years, but what do they really mean. Are these two phrases talking about appearance or personality. In truth, looking at both of these phrases, they state the opposite of one another: They are contradicting each other. How can both sayings be true if one exists and the other does as well....   [tags: income distribution, personality, religion]

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Heidegger's Conceptual Essences

- Heidegger's Conceptual Essences Heideggers Conceptual Essences: Being and the Nothing, Humanism, and Technology Being and the Nothing are the same. The ancient philosopher Lao-tzu believed that the world entertains no separations and that opposites do not actually exist. His grounding for this seemingly preposterous proposition lies in the fact that because alleged opposites depend on one another and their definitions rely on their differences, they cannot possibly exist without each other. Therefore, they are not actually opposites....   [tags: Papers]

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Socrates and Plato in Phaedo

- Socrates a classical Greek philosopher and character of Plato’s book Phaedo, defines a philosopher as one who has the greatest desire of acquiring knowledge and does not fear death or the separation of the body from the soul but should welcome it. Even in his last days Socrates was in pursuit of knowledge, he presents theories to strengthen his argument that the soul is immortal. His attempts to argue his point can’t necessarily be considered as convincing evidence to support the existence of an immortal soul....   [tags: Classical Greek Philosopher, Literary Analysis]

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The Soul Stays the Same in Plato

- “I think, Socrates, he said, that on this line of argument any man, even the dullest, would agree that the soul is altogether more like that which always exists in the same state rather than like that which does not” (Plato, Phaedo 79e) In this paper I will argue that the soul is not necessarily unchanging and eternal, as many of Plato’s arguments would suggest otherwise. The main reasons in support of this claim are that there are questionable conclusions that Plato had reached that challenge the validity of his theory on immortal souls....   [tags: plato, death, eternal]

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Constructs of Identity

- Identity often refers to a sort of desperate quest or a deliberately confused search through both a mental and moral experience. However, Erikson approaches this idea as an experience that will almost be a surprise that sneaks up on one, rather than something that can be found. The process of identity formation is located in the core of an individual, and also in the core of ones communal culture. This process is ever changing and developing, but reaches a crisis during the stage of adolescence....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Flaws of Plato´s Phaedo

- ... So fire will not become cold without ceasing to be fire, nor will snow become hot without ceasing to be snow. (103c-105b) 3. “Whatever the soul occupies, it always brings life to it. - It does.” (105c-d) 4.”Is there, or is there not, an opposite to life. It does. What is it - Death. So the soul will never admit the opposite of that which it brings along as we agree from what has been said.” (105d-e) 5. “Must then the same not be said of the deathless. If the deathless is also indestructible, it is impossible for the soul to be destroyed when death comes upon it” (105e-106d) 6....   [tags: theory, soul, ummortality, forms, convincing]

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Comparisons in Renaissance Literature

- The Renaissance time period was a time of many changes. This marked the “rebirth” of English society and culture with new and innovative art, theater, music, science, mathematics and literature. In many literary pieces from the Renaissance, it was very easy to see the history of the time period reflected in the work. Different language techniques were commonly used to enhance writing and literature. Techniques like parallel structure, paradoxes and figurative language gave authors the ability to make a point in a new way....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Paradox of Patriarchy

- There is a notable absence of women in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde that suggests woman is complicit in the scheme of Patriarchy, either as in denial of her power, or in fear of her power. This thesis engages an analysis of Simone de Beauvoir’s ‘Second Sex’ argument against Patriarchy and the consideration that Patriarchy is paradoxically flawed: if woman is deemed to be the opposite of man, she is in effect equal and cannot therefore be lesser or indeed, inferior....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Analysis of Disney Films

- Analysis of Disney Films Before starting this essay, I researched several different Disney Films; Snow White, Aladdin, Hercules, Mulan, 101 Dalmatians and The Lion King the last two of which I’m going to analyse in more detail. The term “representation” means the act of communicating by using symbols to stand for things, throughout the essay I intend to see how Disney represents their binary opposites. Binary opposites are opposites, like good and bad....   [tags: Papers]

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Absolutely Different, Sadly Non-existent in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

- If the world was black and white, ninety-eight percent of the population would be gray. Leaving only a handful as black & white; which in this case, is a synonym for complete opposites. It just so happens that in Harper Lee’s only novel: To Kill a Mockingbird, there exist a pair of opposites. Yes, Attics Finch and Bob Ewell represent the extreme opposites of Maycomb’s society; from their contrasting viewpoints to their thoughtfulness (or lack of) resulting in their vastly different impressions. To begin with, being opposites, they hold the two different viewpoints held Maycomb’s society....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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Paradise and the Sooner State

- ... Oklahoma’s state bird, the grey, scarlet, black, and white Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher, grows to a small size. The Nene may rest in the Kukui tree, or candlenut tree, for it lives as the state tree of Hawaii. The Redbud, the Oklahoma state tree, may hold Flycatcher’s nests. The Hawaiian state flower, the yellow hibiscus, or Hawaiian hibiscus, typically placed in leis, look like a sunset. The state flower of Oklahoma, the Rosa ‘Oklahoma’, looks like a rose. The Humuhumunukunukuapua, the name for a reef triggerfish in Hawaiian, and the Hawaiian state fish, looks completely different from the white bass, the Oklahoma state fish....   [tags: Hawaii, Oklahoma, similarities]

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The Immorality of the Soul

- Immorality of the Soul Is the human soul mortal or immortal. With death does one fall into nothingness or does one survive death, passing into another way of existing. This is a question that has agitated thought for ages. There is something within all human beings that lives on forever. Even when death is upon us, the soul of a human being never dies. Thus, we arrive at the statement that the human soul is immortal. The purpose of this paper is to explain how the human soul is immortal through analyzing various philosophies....   [tags: human, soul, life, society]

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Phaedo by Plato

- ... Socrates first establishes the existence of an underworld based on an ancient idea that souls that are born come from there; essentially, they are born from the dead. The argument continues that if the living come back from the dead, the souls must be in existence in that realm which for Socrates is proof that the living only come from the dead (Phaedo 70d). He then extends this reason to all plants, animals, and things that come to be. Socrates expounds this logic using the argument that “if something smaller comes to be, it will come from something larger before, which became smaller” (Phaedo 69e)....   [tags: last conversation of Socrates]

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Defining Masculinity and Femininity: The Yin and Yang of Gender

- In the article, "Becoming Member of Society: Learning the Social Meanings of Gender" by Aaron H. Devor, Devor discusses how gender is formed in society. Normally, femaleness and maleness appear to be "natural," instead of something caused by socialization. Although, in this article, Devor finds that while there are obviously biological reason behind why one chooses the gender they choose, there are also social factors that play part in how maleness and femaleness are created. Throughout this article, Devor discusses what defines one as a male, and one as a female....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Realities in Life of Pi

- In the novel Life of Pi, Yann Martel dichotomizes the perceptual realities, and psychological realities of Piscine Monitor Patel. Martel is insistent in not "sacrifice[ing] our imagination on the altar of crude reality"(Pi); and to do this, he sets forth in making us wonder whether we are reading an imaginative fiction, or a real life story. Written as a factual account, we are constantly reminded that Pi is alive and doing well in Montreal, but his story's credibility is also constantly held under speculation, with the far-fetched passages such as that of the algae island, and the blind sailor....   [tags: World Literature]

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Duality in Fahrenheit 451

- Duality in Fahrenheit 451 Dualities are the most elementary of comparisons, and are the easiest for the mind to comprehend in that total opposites are brought to attention. These opposites subconsciously provide one with a deeper insight of the material and consciously entertain. In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, many dualisms are included both within Montag and in the outside world that provide 180 degree flip-side views, giving the book further depth and inner meaning. Within the many layers of Montag lay several opposite sides....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451 Essays]

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Plato's Arguments for Proving the Inmortality and Longevity of the Soul

- ... Everything comes to be from out of its opposite, so that for instance a tall man becomes tall only because he was short before. Similarly, death being the opposite of life, and so living things come to be out of dead things and vice versa. This implies that there is a continuous cycle of life and death, so that when we die we do not stay dead, but come back to life after a period of time. Our soul never dies, however. It is the one thing that continues on after dying for one to become alive again....   [tags: ancient Greek philosophy]

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The Absolute and the Dialectic in the Philosophy of Hegel

- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born in August 27, 1770; Hegel had three siblings, his parents brought him into a family of Protestant Pietism. Hegel was very close to his sister, Christiane, she was mentally ill and Hegel was worried about her mental state so he made different forms of psychiatry to help her using dialectic. Hegel was a philosophy and theology student from1788–1793, as a student he made friends with other peers such as Friedrich Von Schelling and Friedrich Hegel; two famous German figures in the 19th century....   [tags: Philosophy]

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How Charles Dickens Shapes A Tale of Two Cities

- How Dickens Shapes A Tale of Two Cities In A Tale of Two Cities author Charles Dickens uses literary techniques throughout the novel such as doubling and repetition. One way Dickens utilizes doubling is through the characters such as Lucie Manette and Madame Defarge who are complete opposites. Dickens choice to create doubling among characters not only creates opposites throughout the novel, it also reveals many hidden patterns the eventually unravel to readers as the novel progresses. An example of these hidden connections is revealed with Madame Defarge’s vengeance towards Darnay and his family....   [tags: literary techniques, repetition, doubling]

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

- In Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, Jim and Will are portrayed as characters with few similarities: being extremely close in age, and living next door to each other being the two main parallels. Will is born only minutes before his counterpart, but he is born in the closing minutes of All Saints Day, October 30, and Jim in the initial minutes of Halloween. As for these two days that the boys are born, the former seems to represent righteousness and innocence, while the connotations that belong to Halloween are evil and depressing; two consecutive holidays, yet completely opposite implications....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Poetry of William Blake

- William Blake is considered one of the greatest poets of British history due to his recognizable talent and unique style of writing and illustrating. As a young boy, Blake began having visions that he claimed were the source of his inspiration. His parents did all they could to nurture his “gift” and made sure he retained it throughout his life. His imagination definitely stayed with him as he grew up and wrote Songs of Innocence. This series of poems included Blake’s favorite themes of the destiny of the human spirit and the possibility of renewing our perceptions....   [tags: poetry, william blake]

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The Tragic Hero of Antigone

- Around 442 BC in the city of Athens, Greece, Sophocles wrote the greatly admired tragedy, Antigone. Antigone includes many themes such as Freedom, Protection of Personal Dignity, Obedience to Civil Law, Protection of Community/Nation, Loyalty/Obligation to Family, and Observance of Religious Law. Many of the Greek tragedies that have been written include a tragic hero that has his/her tragic flaw. In Antigone there are two main characters; Creon, the tyrant king of Thebes, and Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta....   [tags: Antigone, heroes, Sophocles, ]

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Belonging Themes in William Shakespeare’s Play Othello and Gurinder Chadha’s Film Bride and Prejudice

- Good Morning Whilst plainly mentioning the word belonging, each and every one of our minds will generate a unique visualisation of what we interpret of belonging. This is because I believe that one’s life experience can enhance and diminish their sense of belonging. William Shakespeare’s play Othello and Gurinder Chadha’s film Bride and Prejudice both deeply explores the notion of belonging through the use of various film techniques, imagery, binary opposites and dramatic techniques. Othello’s ethnic background has set him aside as “the other” to the Venetian society....   [tags: Cultures, Race, Women]

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Postmodern Theme in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

- Arcadia by Tom Stoppard is written as a typically postmodern play, it explores this movement throughout the play with the use of features of postmodernism, and by its open ended ending. A few of the key features used during Arcadia which demonstrate the postmodern theme include: characters overlapping at the end, shifts in time from past to present, parallel characters during both eras, similar sets of props used during both eras, and the textual references. Its open ending and satirical style combine to make it a new, fresh play....   [tags: postmodernism, literary analysis, literary critici]

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