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Analysis of Donahue's Sister from Thom Gunn’s The Passages of Joy

-     Thom Gunn, an English poet who has spent most of his life living in the United States, is a member of what has come to be called the "Movement". Members of the Movement "rejected what seemed to them the Romantic excesses of the New Apocalypse (whose most prominent member was Dylan Thomas), and. . .were equally dissatisfied with the modernist revolution led by [Ezra] Pound and [T.S.] Eliot" (Ellmann and O’Clair 1335). Gunn has criticized modernists for "strengthen[ing] the images [in their poetry] while...banishing [the] concepts" (Qtd....   [tags: Donahues Sister Passages Joy]

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Symbolic Passages in the Book of Revelation

- Much of Revelation is the source of debate. Many passages are symbolic in nature, and the exact meaning of the symbols can be difficult to determine. Some passages can be interpreted in various ways. The identity of the Four Horsemen, the 144,000, and Babylon the Great in particular are points of contention. Nevertheless, proper hermeneutics and careful study can illuminate these difficult passages. In Revelation 6:1-8, Four Horsemen are introduced. The first Horseman rides a white horse. This has led some to suggest that the Horseman is Christ, perhaps symbolizing the triumph of the Gospel....   [tags: Religion, Hermeneutics]

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Important Passages in The Alchemyst

- In the novel The Alchemyst by Michael Scott, Nicholas and his wife Perenelle Flamel have the secret of eternal life hidden within the Book of Abraham the Mage, in which Nicholas protects. It is the most powerful book that has ever existed, and if it goes to the wrong hands, it could destroy the world. That is exactly what Dr. John Dee has plans for once he steals the book. The prophecy could be right, if that is the case, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the powers to save the world....   [tags: Michael Scott novel analysis]

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Passages from The Analects of Confucius

- Passages from The Analects of Confucius 128. Confucius said: “If your words are grand, you will find that it is difficult for your actions to measure up to them.” [14.21] This passage appears on page 14 in the text in the section on words and actions. The point that Confucius is trying to make here is that speaking in an exaggerated manner of yourself or your deeds is just as easy as speaking of them in any other way. But it is much harder to actually perform lofty actions than it is to perform relatively less difficult ones....   [tags: Readings in Eastern Philosophy Essays]

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Comparsion of Passages in the Book of Ezekial and the Book of Revelation

- ... Both Men Discuss the Wrath of God Now I will shortly pour out My wrath on you, and spend My anger against you, judge you according to your ways, and bring on you all your abominations. (Ezek. 7:8) Ezekiel 7:8 focuses on God’s actions towards Judah. God was angry because they had become prideful, filled the land with violence, idolatry, and prostitution. “Pour out” in the passage cited immediately above is the translation of Shaphak in Hebrew, and has the connotation, “to spill forth blood, to gush out, or to pour out.” This is exactly what Judah experienced while being while being in exile....   [tags: langauge, visions, symbolism]

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Isaiah 6 : One Of My Favorite Passages

- Isaiah 6 is one of my favorite passages in The Bible. I love the description that is given on what heaven is like. It is directly tied to the great commission in Mathew 28. King Uziziah, who is mentioned at the beginning of the text, was considered a good king. He led Israel in military victories over many nations. In Kings 15:3 it says: “he did what was right I the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done.” Yet, in Chronicles it says the he enters the temple to burn incense on the altar of incense....   [tags: Bible, God, Creator deity, Monotheism]

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The Passages From Marx, Tocqueville, Locke, Bovee And Thill

- In this essay I will look at the passages from Marx, Tocqueville, Locke, Bovee and Thill. LOCKE The topic, which the Locke’s quote addresses, is that of man’s own person, or, the labor of his body. The body belongs solely to him and he shall reap the work of his hands. When man removes something from the nature through his hard work, it is no longer the common property of all mankind but belongs to himself exclusively. If a man picks up apples from under a tree, the apples belong to him at the moment of their gathering because this labor of gathering is what legitimates their possession....   [tags: Communism, Marxism, Capitalism, Karl Marx]

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Biblical Passages Scattered Throughout The Old Testament

- Rolling, C. Essay 2 Henotheism is related in that it recognizes many gods yet chooses to be committed to one, but leaves room for other deities. Many cultures in ancient times believed in more than one god but honored one god above others. The revolutionary belief that a single god could require his devotees to honor no other gods is the cornerstone of the Mosaic religion. Henotheism allegiance to one god while conceding that others also exist- characterizes numerous biblical passages scattered throughout the Old Testament....   [tags: Bible, God, Judaism, Monotheism]

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Reading Passages From Writer Tomas Rivera

- When reading passages from author Tomas Rivera, we have read several stories about immigrants and their way of life and experiences. What has not been discussed in any of the readings, is the American view. All of the stories are about people of different ethnicities and how they were trying to make a better life for themselves and their family. Some of the passages provide an insight on how the characters felt and how their religions and practices played a part in their everyday lives. Reading the passage When We Arrive, it is about people leaving one state to find a better life in another state....   [tags: Family, Son, Life]

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Analysis of Bible Passages and Questionnaire

- Step 1: Grasp the text in their town. Summarize the original situation and the meaning of the text for the biblical audience. During this stage in the early church, people from all walks of life were coming to follow Jesus Christ; however, the Gospel message did not go past the Jewish people. This does not mean that only full-blooded Jews were coming to the faith, but “Grecian Jews” were coming to the faith as well. The church was doing what they were supposed to do—support and help out widows and orphans....   [tags: Analysis, Christian, Scriptures]

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Reconstruction of Fish Passages

- Introduction The assignment of this study is to understand the fish passage failure, to give informed information to design or manage operational changes that can increase fish pass efficiency and the sustainability of fish species. Mechanisms of fish pass failure, such as structure, environment and behavior factors can be a detriment in aiding passage structures as well as a benefit. Without the reconstruction of a fish pass, the juvenile elves become isolation in turn imposes elves’ distinction....   [tags: Marine Environment, Aquatic Science]

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Teacher's Proposal to Improve Student Transition into Passages Middle School

- The most immediate impactful issue to address at Passages Middle School is student transition into our program. Currently, there is only a packet of forms which provide merely contact information and signed releases. I propose implementing a process which would from the outset define the goals and targets that we as a team (student, teacher, parent, home district) need to work towards for the students future educational needs. I feel that the transition into our program is the key to the transition out of our program....   [tags: Secondary Education, teaching]

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The Passages Of Matthew 27 : 9 Record The Execution, Death, And Resurrection Of Jesus Christ

- The passages of Matthew 27:45-28:9 record the execution, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The book of Matthew is written in the genre of a gospel. One of the key literary features of the gospels are the connections that they build (Duval and Hays, 279). These connections can be made both to the gospel itself, and to other portions of the Bible. Because of this, the verses of Matthew 27:45-28:9 are filled with these connections. Other literary features of the gospels that are present in this passages are the repeated use of metaphor, simile, and hyperbole....   [tags: Jesus, Crucifixion of Jesus, Gospel of John]

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Study Strategies For Passages : Rereading, Answering Questions, And Generating Questions

- A Comparison of Study Strategies for Passages: Rereading, Answering Questions, and Generating Questions Drita Selenica Educational Psychology 2220-003 1055 Words Purpose of research Three experiments were conducted to assess which study methods would be useful when it came to remembering information. Weinstein, Mcdermott, and Roediger (2010) were more intrigued to find out if creating one’s own questions would be more helpful to acing tests. They’ve conducted studies before, and found that most students preferred rereading their notes as a good study method (Weinstein, Mcdermott, & Roediger, 2010)....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Experiment]

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Comparison of Passages from Great Expectations and Madame Bovary

- The two passages, taken from early sections of Great Expectations and Madame Bovary, deal predominantly with the subject of death and the spectrum of approaches applied by their characters to deal with such circumstances. Both Charles Dickens and Gustave Flaubert draw particular attention to the binary codes of public and private life and the extent to which the characters are compelled to manipulate or conceal their true feelings in order to conform to their societies' dogmatic customs and expectations of decorum....   [tags: European Literature]

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Dystopia's in the Opening Passages of "1984" and "The Handmaid's Tale"

- Both worlds of The Handmaid's Tale and 1984 are governed by a party or group which strictly monitor most aspects of the lives of its civilians. This imposing form of government is generally described as totalitarian and is heavily present throughout both novels. The "Dystopian" genre is named so due to its opposition to the rather more common idea of "utopia", a world of impracticable perfection in which a common goal of peace is pivotal. The novels fall under this category of Dystopia and, from the very beginning of 1984 and from the opening chapters of The Handmaid's Tale this is instantly evident....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Passages We Covered When Mrs. Bauer From An Old Greek Translation Of The Torah

- For this assignment, I chose to analyze the passages we covered when Mrs. Bauer came to visit, Genesis 3.1-20. This book of the bible comes from an old Greek translation of the Torah called the Septuagint. The book of Genesis does not have any author recognition because all of the literary writings were anonymously written for centuries. Genesis was composed largely by oral culture but many of these writings did not take place until after the monarchy had fallen in 586 BCE. Many people can interpret the book of Genesis differently but to me it is about the creation of mankind, but more specifically the section I am focusing on is about the first original sin....   [tags: Adam and Eve, Book of Genesis, Garden of Eden, God]

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Symbols of Oppression in the First and Final Passages of Chopin’s The Awakening

- Symbols of Oppression in the First and Final Passages of Chopin’s The Awakening The presence of birds in the first passage of The Awakening seems to foreshadow some of the characteristics of the protagonist. It is rather interesting that the parrot is outdoors, while the mockingbird is inside. Perhaps this would represent the presence of opposites in this novel. The parrot seems to be provoking the mockingbird in order to get some sort of response. This seems to point to the presence of loneliness which the protagonist feels....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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Imagery and Symbolism in the First and Final Passages of Chopin’s The Awakening

- Imagery and Symbolism in the First and Final Passages of Chopin’s The Awakening The two passages at the beginning and ending of The Awakening illustrate symbolically Edna’s degeneration from strong-willed, vivacious, and highly individual to tired and resigned. The passage begins with color symbolism: the parrot is yellow and green. As someone in class pointed out last week, yellow often symbolized cowardice or fear while green symbolizes youth, newness, or growth. As the parrot is specifically described as being caged, this color symbolism could illustrate Edna’s fear either of being confined or of all that breaking away from confinement would entail....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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Fourfold Interpretation

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

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Interpretation of the Following Biblical Passages: 1 John 1, 1 John 3, and 1 John 5

- 1 John 1 John begins with a statement concerning his testimony: he has seen the Word of life with his own eyes and he has heard Jesus’ words personally. This is important to the readers of the letter who are probably already among those who never had that opportunity. God came down to earth in the form of His son, Jesus Christ; it is a powerful thing that John is testifying to here. I like the way John says that he writes this to ‘make his joy complete’. It is as if he can’t help sharing what he knows about Jesus, and he delights in the knowledge that he can bless their lives too....   [tags: theology]

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Rite of Passage

- "…He posited ‘things’ as possessing being…No wonder he later always discovered in things only that which he had put into them!" – Nietzsche The Rites of passage are classically viewed as the method by which age-superior members of the society transmit new and powerful knowledge to the young as part of the initiation into a new state of being. Some initiations involve a tangible progression, from one occupation or status group to another. Other initiations are passages of an intangible nature, involving the acquisition of metaphysical knowledge and abilities....   [tags: Rites-of-passage]

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A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

- A Passage to India by E.M. Forster Upon a most rudimentary evaluation, A Passage to India is simply a story, a tale of two countries through which we follow a handful of central characters. As readers, we watch as these characters travel from England to India, into mosques and temples and through caves....   [tags: Forster Passage India]

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Canadian Sovereignty over the Northwest Passage

- A complex collection of more than 1800 separate islands forms the Canadian Archipelago and Canada’s Arctic territory. 1 Within recent history the arctic has gained popular attention from governments both domestically and internationally. The rise in global climate temperatures accounts for longer, ice free Arctic summers, higher levels of resource exploration and development, and less challenges to access in the Arctic. Canadian sovereignty over Arctic lands and islands is undisputed with the single exception of Hans Island, a 1.3 square kilometer island claimed by Denmark.2 Currently what is disputed is the Canadian assertion of sovereignty over the Northwest Passage waterway....   [tags: Canada, Northwest Passage]

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A Clash of Cultures in A Passage To India

-       A Passage To India is a classic example of how different cultures, when forced to intermix, misunderstand each other, and what consequences stem from those misunderstandings. All of Forster's greatest works deal with the failure of humans being able to communicate satisfactorily, and their failure to eliminate prejudice to establish possible relationships. A Passage To India is no exception. (Riley, Moore 107) To understand Forster's motive, it must be established that he is a humanistic writer....   [tags: A Passage To India Essays]

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Modernism in Forster's A Passage to India

- Modernism in Forster's A Passage to India       When considering the novels of E.M. Forster, it is natural to recall the reserved landscapes of the Merchant and Ivory cinematic versions. Gauzy images - green hills, languorous boat rides, tender embraces - these impressions, cousins, really, to Jane Austen's plots and settings, are remembered as period pieces seldom associated with the literary experimentation of Virginia Woolf or the winsome angst of the lost War poets. It seems - does it not....   [tags: Forster Passage to India Essays]

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Cultural Misunderstanding in A Passage to India

- Cultural Misunderstanding in A Passage to India One of the major themes of E. M. Forster's novel A Passage to India is cultural misunderstanding. Differing cultural ideas and expectations regarding hospitality, social proprieties, and the role of religion in daily life are responsible for misunderstandings between the English and the Muslim Indians, the English and the Hindu Indians, and between the Muslims and Hindus. Aziz tells Fielding at the end of the novel, "It is useless discussing Hindus with me....   [tags: Passage to India Essays]

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Mysticism in A Passage to India

- Mysticism in Forester's A Passage to India       The figure of Mrs. Moore, and the problem of what happened to her in the extraordinary Marabar Caves, has fascinated critics for decades. The question has absorbed attention to a degree that does not correspond to the secondary role that Mrs. Moore plays in the plot of A Passage to India. On the surface, she is a supporting character, yet many of the unresolved issues of the novel seem to be concentrated in her experience. Mrs. Moore arrives in India a sympathetic figure, and departs unresponsive and uncaring, transformed beyond recognition by the mysterious voice of the Marabar....   [tags: Passage to India Essays]

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Forster's Comic Irony in A Passage to India

- A Passage to India - Forster's Comic Irony What aspect of A Passage to India justifies the novel's superiority over Forster's other works. Perhaps it is the novel's display of Forster's excellent mastery of several literary elements that places it among the greatest novels of the twentieth century. Among these literary elements, Forster's comic irony stands out, and throughout the entire novel, the author satirizes the English, the Indians, and the Anglo-Indian relationship. Frederick P....   [tags: Passage to India Essays]

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Free College Essays - Hindu Influence in A Passage to India

- A Passage to India - Hindu Influence Several different literary elements work in tandem to produce the magic seen in E. M. Forster's A Passage to India. Because this novel was presented to the world less than a decade after World War I, the fantastic and exotic stories of India seized the attention of the relatively provincial society of the day, and the novel's detailed presentation of Hinduism certainly excited the imaginations of thousands of readers. Benita Parry supports this assertion when saying, "Hinduism takes its place at the core of the novel just as it lies at the heart of India" (164)....   [tags: Passage to India Essays]

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The Important Role of the Marabar Caves in A Passage to India

- The Important Role of the Marabar Caves in A Passage to India       During the fourteen years that followed the publication of Howards End, Edward Morgan Forster underwent a harsh mood change that culminated in the publication of A Passage to India, Forster's bitterest book (Shusterman 159).  Forster was not alone in his transition to a harsher tone in his fiction.  A Passage to India was written in the era that followed the First World War.  George Thomson writes that the novel "may be viewed as a reaction to the disappearance of God in the nineteenth century....  Twentieth century writers have symbolized this world without God as a wasteland" (293).  Post- w...   [tags: Passage to India Essays]

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An Inward Collapse of the Human Perspective in Forster's A Passage to India

- An Inward Collapse of the Human Perspective in Forster's A Passage to India        The reverberation of sound in the form of an echo is threaded throughout E.M. Forster's A Passage to India, and the link between the echo and the hollowness of the human spirit is depicted in the text. The echo is not heard in the beginning of the text when the English newcomers, Mrs. Moore and Ms. Quested, arrive in India; it is more clearly heard as their relationship with India gains complexity. The influence of the colonizers and the colonized on one another is inevitable; however, the usual assumption is that the colonists are the most successful in imposing their values and ideologies on the individua...   [tags: Passage to India Essays]

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Passage Analysis- A Farewell to Arms

- One measure of a powerful writer lies in her ability to write literature in which any passage can be set apart from its context and still express the qualities of the whole. When this occurs, the integrated profundity of the entire work is a sign of true artistry. Ernest Hemingway, an author of the Lost Generation, was one such writer who mastered the art of investing simple sentence structure with layers of complex meaning. Hemingway, who was a journalist in the earlier years of his writing career, was known for writing in a declarative or terse style of prose....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Metropolitan vs. Colonial Space in Forster’s A Passage to India and Lawrence’s Women in Love

- Metropolitan vs. Colonial Space in Forster’s A Passage to India and Lawrence’s Women in Love       At first glance, it seems easy to state a definitive distinction between what Said calls “metropolitan space” and “colonial space.” In its simplest form, metropolitan space is the space occupied by the colonizers. Examples of this include England, France and the places these people reside in while living in these colonies. Likewise, colonial space is that which is occupied by those who are colonized....   [tags: Passage India]

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Rites of Passage in Australia

- Rituals act as signposts to assist us in recognizing the importance of particular passages in our lives. In an Australian context, the passage from childhood to adulthood is less formal, however, it mirrors the common structures found in rites of passage and ceremonial initiations in most cultures. The transition from secondary to tertiary education, a progression from one liminal space to another, is a process which also has structuralized social conventions; the rituals of high school graduation, the transitory period of liminality, the assimilation into university society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Compare and Contrast: Passage 1: Description of Tom, Passage 2: Gatsby

- Compare and Contrast: Passage 1: Description of Tom, Passage 2: Gatsby seen The first passage is a description of Tom. He is portrayed as strongly built: "It was a body capable of enormous leverage-a cruel body." He also seems to be a brutal an supercilious man. Words as "arrogant", "sturdy", "gruff" and "husky" create a mood around him which is quite unpleasant. This description is very objective and we get a clear picture of what Tom looks like. We are also given a description of Tom's voice as being "...a gruff, husky tenor..." The other passage is not really a description of Mr Gatsby, but rather an occasion which he fits into....   [tags: English Literature]

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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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Analysis of A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

- Analysis of A Passage to India by Forster Forster's novel A Passage to India portrays a colonial India under British rule, before its liberation. For convenience's sake, Western civilization has created an Other as counterpart to itself, and a set of characteristics to go with it. An "us versus them" attitude is exemplified in Forster's representation of The Other. Separation of the British and the Indian exists along cultural lines, specifically religious/spiritual differences. Savage or ungodly cultures were to be assimilated into or at the least governed by Christians, and converted....   [tags: passage india forster essays papers]

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A Passage from Hamlet

- A Passage from Hamlet Hamlet is probably the best known and most popular play of William Shakespeare, and it is natural for any person to question what makes Hamlet a great tragedy and why it receives such praises. The answer is in fact simple; it effectively arouses pity and fear in the audiences’ mind. The audience feels pity when they see a noble character experiencing a regrettable downfall because of his innate tragic flaw, and they fear that the same thing might happen to them. Hamlet’s speech (III, iv, 139-180) contributes to producing this feeling of pity and fear....   [tags: essays papers]

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Milton's Passage

- Milton's Passage Works Cited Missing In this passage Milton surveys the battlefield after the inconclusive first day of fighting between the rebellious third of the angels and the equally-sized contingent God has sent to face them. The purpose is to portray the disarray and destruction caused by the battle, especially on the side of the fallen, and to contrast that chaos and baseness with the dignity and honor of the champions who defeat them. Little has been accomplished by the fighting, except to demonstrate the difference between the warriors on the two sides....   [tags: Milton History Essays]

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Comparing Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's Heat and Dust and Forster's A Passage to India

- Comparing Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's Heat and Dust and Forster's A Passage to India Literature throughout time has contained many similarities. These similarities become even more prevalent when authors share a similar style and inspirations. Two authors that have similar experiences are Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and E.M. Forster. Both these authors have written books that are in the modernism style. Jhabvala and Forster also were fascinated by India and choose the relationships between native Indians and English colonizers as one of their themes....   [tags: Comopare Contrast Dust Passage Essays]

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Traditional Rites Of Passage From All Over The World And Tie

- As the world and its people continue to evolve and spread throughout, we find that traditions in culture either remain the same or evolve as well. Throughout history we witness the colonization of and force assimilation of entire countries and lands from that of the ancient Romans to the Spanish Conquistadors. The way wars were fought was different based upon the lands that were conquered, as well. Every nation of people had their own unique practices and styles of fighting; some were more unconventional than others....   [tags: United States, Culture, Islam]

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Compare Passage A, which is a transcript in which a women working in a

- Compare Passage A, which is a transcript in which a women working in a pub, talks about the different managers she has worked under, and passage B, which is an extract from, Odour of Chrysanthemums, a short story by D H Lawrence. Upon reading both passages I can clearly view numerous comparisons and differences. Initially, the subject, (meaning of the text) is extremely different in both extracts. Passage A is a transcript in which a women working in a pub, talks about the different managers she has worked under....   [tags: English Literature]

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Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines and Forester’s A Passage to India

- Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines and Forester’s A Passage to India In British imperial fiction, physical setting or landscape commonly plays a prominent role in the central thematic subject. In these works, landscape goes beyond an objective description of nature and setting to represent “a way of seeing- a way in which some Europeans have represented to themselves and others the world about them and their relationships with it, and through which they have commented on social relations” (Cosgrove xiv)....   [tags: Haggard Solomon's Forester Passage Essays]

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The End Of The Passage

- The challenge to faith comes from the impending doom in the end of the passage. Micah talks about how God has left them all and won’t help them when they’re in need. This challenge of fait can be rooted back to the Neo-Assyrian takeover of the Israel that had happened recently and was about to happen to Judah. The author here has seen the destruction he never thought his God would allow and his questioning of faith is shown through his writing. So, plainly, the text can show that the pressures from other countries can cause a nation’s faith to waver....   [tags: Biblical studies, Bible, Biblical hermeneutics]

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The Cider House Rules: A Rite of Passage, with Dickensian Sympathies

- It doesn't take a cryptographer to decipher the meanings in John Irving's sprawling picaresque allegories. But a reader who wants to savor them must be willing to suspend a psychoanalytic view of human nature descended from Freud through Oprah and surrender to an imagination that is more Dickensian than Freudian. Once you give up those expectations, a visit to the world according to Irving is a little like touring a parallel universe where fate is determined not so much by abusive parents as by wondrous tragicomic events beyond the realm of psychology....   [tags: Film]

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A Passage of Muddles

- Intercultural communication is prone to misunderstandings and confusion, or put simply, muddle-prone. While common cultural miscommunications are often minor offences, some have far more detrimental consequences. In E.M. Forster’s novel A Passage to India, conflict results with the collision of two cultures in the British-Indian city of Chandrapore, which is plagued by racial, class and religious tension amongst Anglo and Native Indians. The novel chronicles the attempted intercultural friendships of Dr....   [tags: Communication ]

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A Passage to India

- There are people bustling, merchants selling, Anglo-Indians watching, and birds flying overhead. How many perspectives are there in this one snippet of life. They are uncountable, and that is the reality. Modernist writers strive to emulate this type of reality into their own work as well. In such novels, there is a tendency to lack a chronological or even logical narrative and there are also frequent breaks in narratives where the perspectives jump from one to another without warning. Because there are many points of view and not all of them are explained, therefore, modernist novels often tend to have narrative perspectives that suddenly shift or cause confusion....   [tags: Literary Analysis, E. M. Forster]

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A Passage to India

- E.M. Forster, born into a middle-class family in London, was a humanist and an English writer famous for his literary works which called attention to the hypocrisy (present in the time in which he lived). In his novel A Passage To India, Forster explores the relationship between and within the Anglo-Indian and Native-Indian communities under British Imperialism and expounds on the sins which its members commit against the humanistic values of sympathy and understanding. Additionally, in A Passage to India Forster reflects the relationship phases which occur between his characters through the use of the three main divisions -- Mosque, Caves, and Temple....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Middle Passage

- The Middle Passage (or Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade) was a voyage that took slaves from Africa to the Americas via tightly packed ships. The trade started around the early 1500s, and by 1654 about 8,000-10,000 slaves were being imported from Africa to the Americas every year. This number continued to grow, and by 1750 that figure had climbed to about 60,000-70,000 slaves a year. Because of the lack of necessary documents, it is hard to tell the exact number of Africans taken from their homeland. But based on available clues and data, an estimated 9-15 million were taken on the Middle Passage, and of that about 3-5 million died....   [tags: Slavery]

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The Northwest Passage

- The opening up of the north polar sea between 1815 and 1817 had prompted Barrow to propose a plan to send two expedition voyages, one in search of the Northwest Passage and the other to proceed from the sea of Spitzbergen towards the North Pole. Accordingly he sent the plan to the President and Council of the Royal Society which duly returned with their approval and the orders were issued by the Board of the Admiralty. Examining such interplay between scientific institutions, such as the Royal Society and the British Admiralty, one can see a well defined division of labour, in the collaboration between gentleman scientists at home and their field workers in the navy ship on voyages of explor...   [tags: Maritime History]

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Free YGB Essay: Deciphering a Passage of Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

- Deciphering a Passage from Young Goodman Brown " Lo. There ye stand, my children…'" In the first line of this passage, the figure is trying to gain the trust of the people congregated around the alter. This figure, Satan, is standing before the citizens of Salem addressing them as 'my children' in order to lure them into a false belief in him as their savior. His deep, solemn, and almost sad tone commands sincerity and, seemingly, his feelings of sadness that their belief in God did not work out....   [tags: Free Essays on Young Goodman Brown]

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Taking a Look at Rites of Passage

- During a strenuous trek in the mountains, a teenage boy dies of starvation. A girl wearing an elegant gown completes a dance with her father. Both of these things come from rites of passage. Why are they so different. Rites of passage are almost as diverse and widespread as individual cultures. Depending on cultural values, initiation into adulthood varies immensely. Unquestionably, all rites of passage start with the same purpose. The goal is to bring a child into adulthood. However, the process might be redundant or even harmful....   [tags: quinceañera, bar-mitzvah]

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The Middle Passage Was A Sea Journey

- The middle passage was a sea journey by slave ships from West Africa to the West Indies and Americas from 1601-1857 (University). The first successful African author, Olaudah Equiano (Donaldson) portrays the vivid details and personalizes these destructive forces of slave trading during the middle passage. In his narrative, Equiano influenced British abolitionists, as well as European slave masters, and convicted them of their wrongdoing. Slave trading during the middle passage was the most destructive thing to happen within the African culture because of the harsh physical and psychological effects, inhumane treatment, and dehumanization of slaves....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade]

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`` Rite Of Passage `` By Sharon Olds

- Loss of Innocence In “Rite of Passage,” The author, Sharon Olds, introduces the idea that “rites of passage” exist in all cultures. In addition to defining the milestones people celebrate, one’s culture dictates what rituals are used to celebrate these milestones. In the poem “Rite of Passage,” Sharon Olds addresses a boy’s loss of innocence through the use of imagery, similes and irony to suggest that the loss of innocence is necessary when transitioning from boyhood to manhood. The author uses the mother’s interpretation of her six-year-old son’s masculine identity to describe to her reader how his loss of boyhood innocence helps shape his adult identity....   [tags: Boy, Man, Men, Coming of age]

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Rites of Passage: The Journey to Adulthood

- Rites of Passage: The Journey to Adulthood The dictionary defines rites of passage as ceremonies that mark important transitional periods in a person’s life. It usually involves rituals and teachings that help shed their old roles and prepares them for their new roles. Although all boys and girls will go through a rite of passage to be considered an adult, the path they will take will differ greatly. The common point I have found them all to have is the age range at which this usually occurs, which is between 13 and 16....   [tags: ceremonies, transitional periods, teachings]

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Analysis Of ' The Subway Passage '

- In Fran Ross’ Oreo, the self-titled main character serves as the ultimate minority as she goes on a journey to Philadelphia in pursuit of her absent father. Through the analysis of the subway passage, Ross questions if America is binary or biracial by comparing different passengers’ movements. Race comes into play and leads to a generalization. However, this politically charged passage deals with the racial stereotypes associated with human activity. Furthermore, the broad generalization of travelers on Philadelphia’s public transit reveals who is superior and inferior with comedic satire....   [tags: Race, White people, Black people, Racism]

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The Rites Of Passage By William Faulkner

- Storytelling is a way to communicate with a larger part of society in ways that create relatable moments, in order to gain a broader understanding of different difficulties within that society. Although there are many storytelling techniques we have discussed this semester, I will apply the approach of Rites of Passage to two of the written stories we have read. The Rites of Passage that I will be analyzing are those within the novels, Houseboy and Woman at Point Zero. Within these stories I will argue that Toundi’s and Firdaus’ Rite of Passage there is initial and sustained physical altercations that cause an inability to grow emotionally, thus disabling them to continue to their final stag...   [tags: Abuse, Psychological abuse, Bullying]

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Analysis Of ' A Passage Of India '

- As one of the most treasured modes of creative expression, literature possesses a remarkable power to illustrate the human condition in all of its nuanced and resplendent forms. With such power, however, comes an enormous responsibility, a duty to arouse the consciousness of the reader in a way that precipitates true emotion and contemplation. In effectuating this end, literature must transcend the literality of mere words and sentences, and instead provide the reader with a vigorous and truthful tableau of what it means to be a human being....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Human condition]

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A Passage to India and Burmese Days

- ... Religion also facilitates the idea that, especially through Hinduism, everything can be united in love. In a way, this is similar to the idea of liberal humanism in which, if everyone is treated as an individual and approached with intelligence and goodwill, even those with differences can become friends. With religion, it seems as though, even though Aziz and Mrs. Moore come from very different backgrounds, they could be friends because, as Mrs. Moore tells her son Ronny, “God has put us on the earth in order to be pleasant to each other....   [tags: colonial issues, EM Forster, George Orwell]

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A Short Note On The Rejection And Passage

- 2.6. Rejection and Passage 119 To easily go on study, β2-Microglobulin (β2-MG) and human serum albumin were replaced by 120 lysozyme (LZM) and Albumin from bovine serum (BSA). LZM and β2-MG have the similar molecular 121 weight as LZM is 14 KDa while β2-MG is 11.8 KDa. The molecules of them are both positive charge 122 and globulin. At the same time, isoelectric point of them is relatively similar (LZM was 4.6 and β2- 123 MG 5.7). The molecular weight of BSA is 67 KDa while human serum albumin is 69 KDa....   [tags: Blood, Coagulation, Scanning electron microscope]

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A Passage to India by Forster

- Today, for the most part, women are seen as equal to men. Women are given the same opportunities as men and an equal chance at getting a job as men. In today’s society, women do not just have one role and that role and that being to have kids, but they can pursue any career they wish. However, it was not always this way. According to feminist theorists, western civilizations were patriarchal which means that the society is dominated by males. The society is set up so that the male is above the female in all cultural aspects including family, religion, politics, economics, art, and the social and legal realms....   [tags: Gender Roles, Equality, Novel Analysis]

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Passage Analysis from "If This Is A Man"

- This passage, which is taken from the closing pages of Primo Levi’s ‘If This Is A Man’, describes the final days in the concentration camp. To put it into context; the Germans, who were keen to save themselves, have abandoned Levi and the others, who are too ill to travel, to fend for themselves. Levi focuses on the irony of their situation; after suffering the horrors of the camp Levi and his fellow abandoned prisoners are finally free, but in reality they do not receive the benefits normally associated with freedom, they are in fact in many ways worse off than before....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Passage And Introduction Of The Church Of Corinth

- Passage and Introduction 1 For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, 3 if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. 4 For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity]

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The Passage Of Time By John Keats

- The Passage of Time The passage of time preserves the past while altering the present and defining the future. In the poem ““Ode on a Grecian Urn”, John Keats analyzes the theme of the passage of time in by comparing the theme with the art depicted on the Grecian urn. Time is defined by what it is, what Time is in the Present, how it flows from one moment to the next, and how it alters the conditions of the environment, and how it alters the human body. Time is an omnipresent element, and, although it cannot be physically seen nor held, its influence is certainly noticed by humans today....   [tags: Future, Time, Past, Present]

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The Extreme Cruelty of the Middle Passage

- There is no other experience in history where innocent African Americans encountered such a brutal torment. This infamous ordeal is called the Middle Passage or the “middle leg” of the Triangular Trade, which was the forceful voyage of African Americans from Africa to the New World. The Africans were taken from their homeland, boarded onto the dreadful ships, and scattered into the New World as slaves. 10- 16 million Africans were shipped across the Atlantic during the 1500’s to the 1900’s and 10- 15 percent of them died during the voyage....   [tags: slavery]

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The Middle Passage : Tracing The Path

- The Middle Passage: Tracing the Path from Human to Commodity In order to better understand why and how subhuman treatment arose and its effects on slaves in the Middle Passage, I have chosen to focus my research around how the presentation of slaves being treated differs according to different accounts in their rhetorical context. My research will center on the book The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano, in which the author recounts his experience as a slave going through the slave trade....   [tags: Slavery, African slave trade]

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Analysis of the Film Passage of India

- “A Passage to India” is a film released in 1984; however, the film was set in the 1920s. The film shows India under the British Raj during a time of animosity and the Indians’ anti-imperialist attitude. Furthermore, the film displays themes of prejudice and India on its journey of becoming its own independent nation. “A Passage to India” has a powerful message of the racism in India during the time of the British Raj and the message shines through vivid imagery and a thrilling plot. A short synopsis of the film is two educated British women travel by boat to India....   [tags: racism, prejudice, independent]

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The King James Translation Of The Passage

- 1 Thessalonians 5:22 brandishes itself as a passage that has led to the misapplication of its meaning and significance. Moreover, the King James translation of the passage had inclined many to misapply its meaning and significance. In the King James Version the verse states, “Abstain from all appearance of evil”.(1 Thess 5:22, KJV) We can already attest the difference with the English Standard Version, “Abstain from every form of evil”.(1 Thess 5:22, ESV) If we scrutinize these two verses alone, we witness a stark contrast of the words “form” versus “appearance”....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Parashah]

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The Middle Passage Is The Crossing Of The Ocean

- What would you do if you were forced to be on a ship with limited food, water and or space. The Middle Passage is the crossing of the Ocean from Africa to America of African people, who passed from the state of liberty to the state of slavery, and took place between the XVI and XIX centuries. They were captured from the tribes situated on Africa 's West Coast: Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Senegal, etc. and they were shipped in the southern area of North America (Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida)....   [tags: Atlantic slave trade, Slavery, Left-wing politics]

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Outline Of Passage Of The Coming Of Christ

- Outline of Passage: I. Believers are waiting for the coming of Christ. (2 Peter 3:14-16) A. Believers are to be diligent to be found without blemish in character and at peace while waiting. (2 Peter 3:14b) B. Believers are to count the patience of the Lord as salvation while waiting, just as Paul has instructed in his letters. (2 Peter 3:15-16a) II. Know that there are lawless people who twist the words of Scripture. (2 Peter 3:16-18). A. Be careful to not be carried away with the error of the ignorant....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Salvation, God]

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Sarah's Right of Passage in to Teenager

- Sarah is experiencing her teenage “rite of passage” to lie or not to lie to her parents concerning her whereabouts. As all teens go through stages that involve the separation of parent/child, so the child can go to the stage of parent/child, thus completing the cycle of life. Here we have a teenager force to make her first adult choice, yet still at the very young age of fifteen. In this scenario, we are dealing with a teenager whose primary focus about schooling has been toward honor classes. This is also, clearly, a girl who has obeyed and respected both her parents; including her own choices of improving in areas other teens would not take advantage of for their education....   [tags: cognition, parents, peers]

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The Rite Of Passage By Orlando Baltazar

- Orlando Baltazar Description paper The Rite of Passage I was only eighteen years old when I stepped foot on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, in southern California right alongside San Diego International airport. San Diego is a gorgeous city, but its home to Marine Corps boot camp. It’s the toughest basic training of all branches. A place where men are broken down and stripped of their human rights to become Marines. In my life I have endured difficult challenges that required a lot of sacrifice, but Marine Corps boot camp was the toughest one yet....   [tags: United States Marine Corps, Marine, Royal Marines]

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The Passage Of Scriptures By Thomas Hale

- willing to restore and revive those that have lost their life to the secular world. God control all matters of life. It is the individual choice to made over by God. God is willing to shape, mold, and fill those purposing to surrender their all before Him. God is to be worship, praise, and glorified within a person’s bodies. Therefore, the role of preaching in ministry begins with self-examination and accountability to rightly divide the word of truth before God, not pleasing man, (2 Tim. 4:1-5, ESV)....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Gospel]

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Marriage Ceremony : The Rite Of Passage

- Marriage Ceremonies Marriage ceremonies are held to the highest traditional standards in the six Iroquois nations, specifically the Mohawk. A marriage signifies a lifelong relationship and there is no end. There are no Mohawk customs for the notion of divorce. Mohawk nations believe in a matrilineal society. In this society the woman is the head of the household and highly respected by her husband and family. The marriage process of the Mohawk nations includes seven traditional elements; the rite of transformation, arranged marriages, wedding wheel, the longhouse, marriage instruction, marriage questions, marriage baskets, feather dances, and traditions conducted at the end of the ceremony....   [tags: Marriage, Wedding, Family, Iroquois]

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My Grandmother : A Rite Of Passage

- New Adjustment: Death The wedding took place on September 29th, 1963. People from all over the city came to celebrate a ceremony that would unite two individuals for eternity, literally. Shortly after the couple bought a house together, and in that moment they had no idea that’s where they would spend the rest of their lives together. Throughout their fifty plus years of marriage, they did everything together. Traveled all over the world and back on at least three different occasions. In June 1969, they were blessed with the greatest gift of all, a baby....   [tags: Family, Love, Grandparent, Future]

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The Passage Of Scripture Applies Of Nutrition

- This passage of scripture applies to nutrition. Because it reminds us that Many times because of our busy lives we don’t have time to prepare a meal that is nutrient rich we often choose foods that are convenient and easy, in so doing we have become a nation that is now overwhelmed with the issue of obesity, hypertension and diabetes these illnesses are a byproduct of our obsession with foods along with a host of other illnesses associated with obesity. Paul reminds us in Romans 12:2 that we should remember not to follow what the world does, but let God transform us through our thoughts this transformation will enable us to come to know his perfect will for our life....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Food and drink, Bread]

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The Middle Passage And Early America

- The Middle passage and early America are crucial events that took place in African American History. Africans where forced from their homelands in Africa and forced onto a ship, unknowing the hardship they would soon encounter. Ships filled compactly with African men, women and children as they journeyed in squalor, diseases, starvation and despair. Shackled together like animals, the early African in the Americans were slaves. Servitude was not foreign to African people; before the Africans were slaves they were indentured servants....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, African slave trade]

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Navigability of The Northwest Passage

- One of the great occurrences of the world that simply alter many views and ideas, the life of thousands, is the navigability of the Northwest Passage. This sea route took hundreds of years for sailors to discover and many were turned away such as, John Cabot when he lost the battle with the perfidious and grueling weather conditions of the seas. Is this route the future of shipping as we know it. Controversies are evident in this discovery, but there are some benefits. The economics, international waters dispute, effects of climate change, and transfer of specific species to North America waters are all factors that contribute to the Northwest Passage....   [tags: john cabbot, sailors, Venice]

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Oedipus Rex: The Key Passage

- Oedipus Rex. A play that enacts the story of a man who’s ignorance, battle with fate over his free will, and his blindness to truth; lead him into his own demise. With so many critical elements in one play, there must be a climax where all of these elements come together and culminate into one key passage.The passage in lines 350-450 accomplishes this. In this passage there are several elements, but there are five significant ones: character development, the theme of: ignorance, fate versus free-will, and blindness to truth are revealed; and there is also foreshadowing of Oedipus’ demise as a result of these elements....   [tags: Sophocles, Character Development]

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