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Primal Fear By William Diehl

- In the novel Primal Fear by William Diehl, there are many ethical dilemmas in the entire novel. This is to be expected because the plot of the novel was centered around a court case. The stakeholders involved were the attorneys, judges, the citizens of Chicago, as well as the people being defended in court. The three main characters of the novel were the ones involved in the major ethical dilemmas. With the center of the novel being around the court case, there are many different aspects pertaining to the law....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Business ethics, Virtue]

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Primal Fear By Gregory Hoblit

- The movie primal fear was directed by Gregory Hoblit and was released in 1996. It is a crime-thriller film based on William Diehl’s 1993 novel with the same name. Hoblit tells a story of a defense attorney Martin Vail who defends Aaron Stampler the altar boy who has been charged with a murder of a catholic archbishop. Hoblit portrays Martin Vail as a white male in his forties, wealthy and well known lawyer who loves public limelight and Aaron Stampler as a simple young boy who was born in a small town of Kentucky and moved to Chicago and ended up as a beggar on the streets where archbishop spotted him and took him to his savior house....   [tags: Dissociative identity disorder]

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The Is The Most Primal Province Of The Human Psyche

- According to Freud, the id is the most primal province of the human psyche. Operating on what Freud calls the pleasure principle, it is the part of the mind that is constantly striving to obtain gratification by whatever means possible, without regard to future consequences and punishments (Meyers, 2008). It is the first province of the mind that forms. As a fetus, one has no context of the social and moral laws of the society around it, and so it only pursues its emotional and physical needs, much like an animal....   [tags: Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Psychology]

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Critical Thinking Is Not A Primal Or Irrational Behavior

- How to Apply Critical Thinking in Our Daily Lives Have you ever wished you had acted differently in a certain scenario. Many people can look back at their life and reflect on many times they did or said something they wished they would not have, or would have approached in a different way. Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action....   [tags: Critical thinking, Thought, Psychology, Question]

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Religion, Religion And Primal And Ancient Indigenous Religion

- There have been are a vast amount of world religions discussed in this course. Two types of world religions are classical world religion and primal and ancient indigenous religion. However, there are a multitude of different religions around the world. These religions include Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism. Christianity and Islam are two of largest religions and Hinduism follows up as the third largest. Throughout the course we learned how each religion functions and their beliefs....   [tags: Buddhism, Religion, Gautama Buddha]

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My Roots From A Country Of Primal Eras

- History is our root we have to know where we are from to know where we are going. My roots originate from a country of primal eras with approximately 3 million people, in a small town of old villas, narrow streets paved with cobblestone, and the surrounding bare mountains. It can be said I lived at the heart of Europe, but life there was quite different. At 11 years old, when communist rule ended, the quality of life in the country was poor. It was filled with government corruption, powerful organized crime, outdated infrastructure; poor education, economy, and health care; and lack of energy, food, and water....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Physician assistant]

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Primal Instinct

- Primal Instinct In the Lord of the Flies William Golding has a group of schoolboys crash on an island and become barbaric. The reason why the boys turn wild is because of their primal instinct to hurt others. This behavior is inherited from early ancestors killing to stay alive. Mans tendency towards violence, how people take sides and divide into groups, and the struggle for power are three ways mans behavior will generally occur. Each of these suggests that violence is a key factor to getting what they want....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Primal Scenes in Americana and White Noise

- Primal Scenes in Americana and White Noise Written in 1989, Frank Letricchia's essay on the overriding themes of Don DeLillo's writing offers a short but concise praise of two of DeLillo's major works: Americana and White Noise. Letricchia offers the thesis in his essay that "two scenes in DeLillo's fiction are primal for his imagination of America" (Osteen 413). It seems that Letricchia is using "primal" not to denote an animalistic sense, but more along the lines of a basic need....   [tags: White Noise Essays]

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Primal Religions vs. Religious Humanism

- Primal Religions vs. Religious Humanism Although there are many differences between primal religions and modern day religious humanists, there are some similarities between the two. In light of their differences and similarities, both have goals that they are trying to achieve. For the religious humanists it is to establish and maintain " a free and universal society in which people voluntarily and intelligently co-operate for the common good." While on the other hand primal religions aim to carry on the traditions of their ancestors and to revive and maintain "a lost reverence and passion for the earth and its web of life" (Collier p.1, 7.) Primal religions are religions that we associa...   [tags: Papers]

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Sigmund Freud and his Interesting but Flawed Dissection of Religion

- Sigmund Freud shocked the Victorian world with his provocative discoveries of the subconscious, and what it means in determining human nature. Now referred as The Father of Psychoanalysis, Freud developed groundbreaking theories exploring the roots of neurotic symptoms and the conflict between the human Id and Super Ego. Freud also in his research looks at the concept of religion, and its effect on the human state, and what it provides for the human psye. Publishing five accounts: Obsessive Actions and Religious Practices, Totem and Taboo, The Future of and Illusion, Civilizations and its Discontents, Moses and Monotheism....   [tags: Human Nature, Primal Horde]

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The Primal Scattering of Languages: Philosophies, Myths and Genders

- The Primal Scattering of Languages: Philosophies, Myths and Genders ABSTRACT: In After Babel, George Steiner recounts ‘two main conjectures’ in mythology which explain ‘the mystery of many tongues on which a view of translation hinges.’ One such mythic tale is the tower of Babel, which not only Steiner, but also Jacques Derrida after him, take as their starting point to approach the question of translation; the other conjecture tells of 'some awful error [which] was committed, an accidental release of linguistic chaos, in the mode of Pandora’s Box' (Steiner)....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Multiple Personality Disorder in Sybil & Primal Fear

- Sybil & Primal Fear In the movies Sybil and Primal fear the psychological disorder Dissociative Identity was evident in both Sybil and Aaron, respectively. Dissociative Identity, formerly known as multiple personality disorder, is a condition in which, an individual has a host personality along with at least two or more personalities with each identity having his/her own ideas, memories, thoughts and way of doing things ( These identities alternate back and forth assuming control over the other identities behavior....   [tags: Multiple Personality disorder mental health]

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Relationship between McCarthyism, Saudi Arabia's War on Witchcraft, Moral Panic that Occured in Christian Nations and the Salem Witch Trials

- ... Many of you may not know of McCarthyism, basically McCarthyism was a period when a man named Joseph McCarthy caused a massive uproar of hysteria in the U.S.A. Mass hysteria in the so called “Land of the free”. The hysteria centered around McCarthy was centered around him wanting a second term which led him to make outrages claims that “more than 200 employees in the State Department were card-carrying members of the Communist Party.” These claims were never proven but it caused massive Anti-Communist sentiment amongst the population to unfold....   [tags: collective moral panic, primal behavior]

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What Is Religion?

- What is religion. Each person’s definition of religion is different. Each person’s faith is different. This is a question that has been asked for centuries, and regardless of the answer given there is no right or wrong answer. Religion can be defined as a group of people who have shared beliefs who feel their life has purpose or meaning. This feeling or belief that their life has meaning can come from outside of themselves, as well as within. Taking this one step further, these shared beliefs put into action in the form of worship, can be easily identified because they happen regularly....   [tags: confucianism, taoism, primal, ontology, philosophy]

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Nature vs Nurture: Do Genes Or Environment Matter More?

- Since I can remember, I was always interested in the human studies. For many years, I have observed many cultures. Based on my studies of human cultures that have been around for over thousands of years, humans may not have had the opportunity to advance without beliefs, morals, and the possibilities of learning new ideas from other humans. In a time of primal needs and instincts, human nature would not have the thoughts, religions, and morals that humans have today. In the past thousands of years, humans have developed and learn to cope with one another to succeed in the learning process of religion, learning new ways to create new ways to live, and medical advances for human bodies may not...   [tags: child development, psychology]

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I Have Become A Skeptic Of Such Therapy Modality

- Advances in the field of scientific research are an incentive to explain phenomena that were previously unexplained and find new ways to improve all aspects of society. However, it is regrettable to note even in this technological era how people in their desire to recover from their maladies, will do almost anything to improve their situations. Since reading about the primal therapy, I have become a skeptic of such therapy modality. Primal therapy, also known as “scream therapy” was proposed by Arthur Janov; it is a psychodynamic technique that claims to cure ailments of physiological and psychological nature: high blood pressure, cancer, anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug addictions to n...   [tags: Scientific method, Science, Reasoning]

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A Study of Joe Christmas in Faulkner's Light in August

- A Study of Joe Christmas in Light in August         Joe Christmas's eating disorder and antipathy to women's sexuality (or to the feminine) in Light in August also can be traced back to the primal scene in the dietitian's room.  However, the primal scene is not the final piece of the puzzle in the novel.  The primal scene is already given as a working condition for a further analysis of Joe's psychology.  Readers are first invited to interrelate the scene and Joe's behavior in the rest of the novel.1  Yet drawing one-to-one relations between the primal scene and Joe's symptomatic behavior merely repeats Freud's theory for its own sake.  The mechanic connection of the dots does not solve t...   [tags: Light August Essays]

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Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

- In a world without law or order, fear can lead to savagery and bring out the worst of people. Such a world can destroy a person both physically and mentally. Humans would live in chaos and civilization would be lost. We see this portrayed in the William Golding's infamous novel, Lord of the Flies, when the horrendous crash of an airplane penetrates the island's serenity and disrupts the air with the crackling sounds of the blazing fire. William Golding uses the "beast" to return the boys of the island to their primal instincts, contributing to his commentary on human nature....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, Savagery]

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Civilization and Its Discontents, by Sigmeund Freud

- “Civilization and Its Discontents” is a book written by Sigmund Freud in 1929 (originally titled “Das Unbehagen in der Kultur” or The Uneasiness in Culture.) This is considered to be one of Freud’s most important and widely read works. In this book, Freud explains his perspective by enumerating what he sees as fundamental tensions between civilization and the individual. He asserts that this tension stems from the individual’s quest for freedom and non-conformity and civilization’s quest for uniformity and instinctual repression....   [tags: Civilization-Individual Relationship]

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Darkness And Light And Darkness

- Additionally, Darkness also doubles as the deadly sins: Greed, Envy, Gluttony, Sloth, Wrath, Lust, and Pride. The King of Darkness covets the purity of Light and resorts to stealing and war to obtain it in a fit of blind rage. When the Father of Light sends Primal Man to defeat Darkness, Darkness devours him and mixes him with evil. Then when Living Spirit saves the Primal Man, his soul gets left behind, subjected to evil. Darkness rejects the spirituality of divine Light and believes he is more powerful....   [tags: Seven deadly sins, Sin, Good and evil]

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Beauty And The Beast By Jeanne Marie Leprince De Beaumont

- Early literature aimed towards younger audiences, can be used to for the socialization of gender roles and stereotypes. These tales construct roles for both men and women through repetition and adaption of reoccurring tales and themes. A foundation within the study of masculinity is that the stereotypical features associated with gender are not natural, rather they are learned through socialization, rewarding what is contextually recognized as righteous mannerism and punishing bad behaviour. The social system of the patriarchal divide rewards men places a divide between representations of masculinity, rewarding those that fit the gender roles socialized by society....   [tags: Sociology, Gender role, Man, Socialization]

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Human Behavior Is The Most Important Part Of The Brain

- Sigmund Freud shows that the human behavior is controlled by three categories in the brain called the id, ego, and superego. Each of these sections control a different area of behavior. The ego is the most important part of the brain, and the ego is the center of what controls our actions and thoughts. This is vital to making some who they are, for better or worse. The ego by Freud standards is not the same as today 's standards. The ego is the epicenter of all actions, but it can be swayed by the other areas like the id and superego (Wilson 24)....   [tags: Pride and Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy]

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The Necessities Of Birthright Citizenship

- The Necessities of Birthright Citizenship In nowadays, it is easy to find different races people from all over the world on American streets. For the last three decades, more and more people immigrated to the United States in order to achieve their dreams in this world of opportunity with the development of globalization. These immigrants from different places not only contribute to a more prosperous country but also bring problems to it. One of the most controversial problems is whether government should repeal Birthright citizenship....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis

- Background America has built up its reputation on a global scale as the so-called “melting pot” of the world. Today, the United States has one of most racially and ethnically diverse populations in the world, being made up of 63.7% Whites, 17.1% Hispanic and Latino Americans, 13.2% African Americans, as well as millions of others with varying racial and ethnic backgrounds (Census). Somewhat ironically, it’s this ethnic and racial diversity that has brought about centuries of prosperity and cooperation, as well as pervasive racism, and xenophobia....   [tags: United States, Race, Racism, African American]

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The Crisis of European Sciences and Trascendental Phenomenology

- In section 15 of The Crisis, Husserl proposes an introspective enquiry of ourselves that is guided by the teleology of philosophy. As part of trying to understand ourselves, we must go back and look at what other philosophers in history have been saying in a bid to “understand the unity running through all the [philosophical] projects of history that oppose one another and work together in their changing forms”. In as much as this historical analysis is personal, we are just a part of the whole history of philosophy, and have a role to build up on what has been established before....   [tags: Edmond Husserl's unfinished book, section 15]

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Tannisho: Master of Shin Buddhism

- The Tannisho are the teachings of Shinran, Master of Shin Buddhism, which is a form of Shingon or Esoteric Buddhism. Shin Shingon Buddhism is also known as Pure Land Buddhism. This school of thought, therefore, comes out of the Mahayana tradition. It holds that the Dharma has become too corrupt to lead anyone on Earth to nirvana. Instead, there are “Buddha fields” (Gethin, 263) that one can be reborn into and obtain freedom from samsara through nirvana there. Through the Tannisho Shinran explains how one can call on the name of one of these Buddhas, and thus be saved from samsara by calling on the name of the compassionate Amida, Lord of the Western Paradise, Buddha of Immeasurable Light....   [tags: Amida, buddhism, shin shingon, mahayana]

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Islam, Judaism, And Christianity

- Although distinctive religions, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity share several aspects and concepts, while differing in many principles and beliefs. Centered around revelations of the Prophet Muhammad, Islam was founded thousands of years ago. According to Mary Fisher, author of Living Religions, followers of Islam are commonly referred to as Muslims (Fisher, 2008 p. 381). Very similar to the structures of both Christianity and Judaism, Islam is a monotheistic religion, where worshipers believe in a single God, commonly referred to as Allah, according to Mary Fisher (Fisher, 2008 p....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Jesus, Islam]

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First Beings

- In Hesiod’s Theogony, the story of “First Beings” (Theog. 116-138) told by Hesiod himself provided a fundamental to understanding of the Greek conception of the early history of the universe. Hesiod illustrated that the creation of the universe and all life started with the four primal beings, Chaos, Gaia, Tartarus, and Eros. Throughout the passage, several lines provided an explanation on how the universe was first created, and how life first started. The passage chosen illustrates the importance of the four primal beings, and each playing a significant role of the creation of life....   [tags: Hesiod’s theogony, Greek mithology, history]

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Freud's Threory That the Bible is the Cause of Man's Unhappiness

- ... When this does not happen they reflect on what they can do differently. This leads to them placing these morals and rules on themselves without ever realizing that it may be unnecessary. Everyone has to go through trials and tribulations in order to come out stronger on the other side. However, when societal rules as well as your own fears come into play, people may not make the best decisions. The Bible may have started these rules and regulations that Freud seems to believe makes us unhappy, but they were made due to human failure....   [tags: society, repression, rules]

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Play and Theory of the Duende by Federico García Lorca

- “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, Angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night.” The opening lines of Howl, by Allan Ginsberg, melodiously encapsulates the beat generation. The beats alluded to by the verbatim ,“The best minds”, are a group of idiosyncratic poets whom through the instrument of prose(driven by spontaneity and a primal lifestyle) , orchestrated a rebellion against the conservative beliefs and literary ideals of the 1950s....   [tags: Beat Poetry, Howl, Ginsberg]

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`` Proof That Advertising Is Bad For Your Heath ``

- Primal Health 's opinion article, “Proof that Advertising is Bad for Your Heath”, attempts to persuade the audience that advertising promotes things highly detrimental to health and lives. In the article, the writer called Bex, asserted her solution was to get away from advertisements as much as possible. She encouraged ditching magazines and free-to-air TV. The writer focuses on target markets, non-profit guise, and vitamins incorporated with junks foods. However, while committing to this, Bex implied no other tactics that would be better-suited solutions for prevention....   [tags: Argument, Fallacy, Critical thinking, Rhetoric]

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Give a critical account of Freud’s understanding of religion.

- Give a critical account of Freud’s understanding of religion. To answer the set question I will explore Freud’s Totem and Taboo looking at his theory of the primal horde and Oedipus complex and his theory on religion as an illusion. Also looking at Freud’s theory that religion is unhealthy psychologically. To conclude I will explore his relationship with Jung and the affect his criticism of Freud’s theory had on their professional collaboration. Freud’s interpretation of the totem as representing the father of the tribe returns again to Freud’s problems with his own father....   [tags: Psychology]

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Diary of a Victorian Dandy by Yinka Shonibare

- ... Ironically, it is they who act the most primal and the black dandy presents the most composure - an indication of greater evolution from primal ancestry according to the norm. Shonibare explains to public viewers that one’s primal nature is inherent within all human beings, and is not linked with racial superiority in any way. Some have greater emotional restraint than others, and “3:00 hours” proves that this racial norm could undoubtedly have been transcended in Victorian society. Altogether, a study of Shonibare’s dandy deconstructs popular racial norms that alienated the black community in Victorian society, and offers further glimpse into transcendable social norms....   [tags: racial and social norms, victorian culture]

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A Cultural History Of Gender And Race

- In Gail Bederman’s, Manliness & Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States 1880-1917, Bederman asserts, manhood, race, and gender are three cultural issues that are inseparable and have shaped our American and human history (4-5). Bederman supports her theory using the journalistic works of those effected, political giants using these social constructions for personal gain, and through pop culture during the period being analyzed. The 1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois was a congress authorized, exhibition of the progress of civilization in the New World....   [tags: White people, Race, Black people, Racism]

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The Social and Recluses: Social Being

- To be human is to be social. We are, in essence, a reflection of our society, we are ‘the ensemble of social relationships’ we have experienced (Marx 1968:29). Humans have a primal need to communicate and interact with other humans (Keesing 1974:75). The way one interacts and communicates, however, is shaped by the society in which one lives (Benedict 1934:46). To be a social being, is to interact with and participate in one's society in a culturally acceptable way, to use and be used by society (Benedict 1934: 46)....   [tags: society, cultures, recluses, Japan, Central Africa]

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Sparagmos and Omophagia: Sebastian’s Sacrifice

- “… He said, Well, now I’ve seen Him. – and he meant God…” In Ancient Greece there was a ritual known as the Dionysian Mysteries that involved drunken dancing and primal music to achieve a trance-like state until Dionysus possessed the worshippers. This ritual culminated in the rending (sparagmos) and consumption (omophagia) of live, raw flesh. The flesh was typically an animal sacrifice yet in Euripedes play The Bacchae the sacrifice was King Pentheus of Thebes; tricked by the God of Pleasure himself, Dionysus, based on Pentheus’ own temptations and desires....   [tags: Character Analysis, Ancient Greece]

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Power Achievement from Violence

- The world is full of violence. No matter how much one tries the world would never be rid of war, abuse, killing and poverty. Mahatma Ghandi simply states “[i]t is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence” (brainyquotes). In science fiction, violence is not only associated with the masculine traits that are presented in the genre but it also is one of the only means of asserting dominance over another. In Joe Haldeman’s Forever Peace and short stories such as Ursula Le Guin’s “The New Atlantis” and Octavia Butler’s “Speech Sounds”, these works illustrate that in order to achieve power and progression within this worl...   [tags: Human Nature, Dominance, Progression]

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Shattered Psyche: Freudian Characters In Lord Of The Flies

- Sigmund Freud divided the human psyche into three parts: the ego, the superego and the id; balance between the three was deemed essential for mental health. Over the course of Lord of the Flies, Ralph, Piggy and Jack increasingly personify the attitudes, ideals and drives of the ego, superego and id, respectively. The interactions between the boys at the beginning of the novel are different from those of the middle and end; the loss of balance between the boys is an important theme in the novel, as it explains the descent of the boys into savagery and reflects on modern society in general....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Arising Beasts

- The Arising Beasts Illustrating the personal struggles of World War One, Erich Maria Remarque effectively describes Paul Baumer’s personal experiences in one of the most gruesome and renowned wars throughout history in a unique and refreshing perspective. Remarque’s novel, All Quiet On The Western Front, is an inspiring war novel that smoothly and chronologically depicts a man’s exploits throughout World War One, and the effects and changes that ensue within him and his surroundings. All Quiet On The Western Front ventures to insinuate Remarque’s central author purpose that in a traumatizing and life-threatening situation, such as war, one will transition into an animalistic nature and dehu...   [tags: Literature Review]

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Examples Of Conformity In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

- A Modern Martyr In the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey writes about a group of inmates in a mental hospital struggling to deal with their oppressive nurse, the mechanical Nurse Ratched. McMurphy the aggressive, gregarious, and overtly-sexual patient fights to be able to express himself individually as well as free the other inmates from the forced conformity of the ward. The author uses this struggle between McMurphy and Nurse Ratched as a device to convey his main argument, society is intolerant of, and suppresses, expressions of individuality....   [tags: Moby-Dick, Peer pressure, Sperm whale, Sociology]

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Technology As A Source Of Entertainment For Toddlers

- Many people assume that the use of technology as a source of entertainment for toddlers can be damaging to their health by delaying brain development and leading to attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, and it can, if not used properly. The main issue with the use of tablets and smartphones are that they are not being used properly. It is true that if you sit your 2 year old in front of a T.V. for hours while you do work that your kid will have attention problems and will be hard to control, but this should not be the intended purpose or use of technology....   [tags: Brain, Psychology, Infant, Prefrontal cortex]

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The Iliad And History Of The Peloponnesian War

- Human nature can simultaneously drive humanity to victory or push them off the edge into despair.  In times of extreme circumstance, the human species tap into their more primal responses to think in terms of survival instead of logic.  Because the Iliad and History of the Peloponnesian War contain influences from the Gods in paradoxical amounts but still fall to the same incivility, the idea that anything but our most basic instincts being able to control mankind in stressful moments is dispelled which exemplifies that human nature is the most influential factor in survival proving that there is no individual in control of their moira....   [tags: Iliad, Achilles, Peloponnesian War, Trojan War]

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The Depth of Emely Bronte's Wuthering Heights

- ... Nelly Dean is not very trustworthy and readers may be drawn to see the unwinding of her deceitfulness. The Game of Thrones contains several promiscuous characters, as well. The Queen, Cersei, is a character who can be considered unreliable and especially untrustworthy. Cersei attempts to have as she desires at any cost. She becomes one of the most untrustworthy characters in Game of Thrones. The genres through both Wuthering Heights and Game of Thrones changes profusely. The love aspects through these novels are unbearable to become unnoticed....   [tags: Game of Thrones, comparison]

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Human Nature : True Or Evil?

- Have you ever told a lie before. Why did you do it. Does it make you evil, and if so were you born that way. Are humans predestined to be either good or evil, is it simply our nature. The idea that all humans have an innate way about them isn’t uncommon, though there are many different philosophies on the topic. Upon examining the different ideas I figure it is our ability to make choices and live existentially that makes human nature a combination of both the good and bad. Rather, being based off of one of the six views, we live from an existential standpoint and are composed of those we have chosen....   [tags: Human, Religion, Morality, Thought]

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Television and Media - Is Iraq the Next Big Hit for Reality TV?

- Iraq – The Next Big Hit for Reality TV We went into Iraq with a heroic action movie playing in our heads, but the photographs from Abu Ghraib showed us another movie. Not Independence Day but Kill Bill—and, in the deluge of new photos and videotapes, Kill Bill 2. Yet for all that the photographs from the Iraqi prison invite comparison to big-budget depravity, this is to give the perpetrators too much creative credit. Ultimately, the better comparison is not to the imaginative chaos of a Quentin Tarentino movie but to the mundane chaos of reality TV....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Human Nature Illustrated in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

- Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, focuses on the inconsistencies and injustice of the 1692 witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts. The restrictive Puritan society of Salem in the 17th century was based upon religious intolerance, where faith was demonstrated through physical labour and by strict adherence to religious doctrine. Material, physical and sexual desires were considered the Devil’s work and a threat to the very fabric of society. In summary, it is said that Puritanism discouraged individualism on all levels....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Prejudice and Racism in The Jewel in the Crown and Heart of Darkness

- Racism in The Jewel in the Crown and Heart of Darkness      The effects of British colonialism are reflected in literature from both early modernism and post colonialism. Racial discrimination tainted both eras portrayed in the British morale of white supremacy over non-European counties unfolded. Heart of Darkness exemplifies early modernism in the British explorers viewed African natives of the Congo as incapable of human equality due to perceived uncivilized savagery. Personal interaction between races was little to none, as the freshly conquered Africans were still viewed as alien....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing Heart of Darkness and Freud's Totem and Taboo

- Parallels Between Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Freud's Totem and Taboo      The force of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness lies in the strange relationship between Marlow and Kurtz, and the responses of Marlow to what Kurtz has evoked in him.  Ultimately, the novel functions as a subjective account of one man's experiences with what he believes to be a more essential and more pure state of man.  That much of the novel consists of Marlow's attempts to understand, define, and redefine his opinion of Kurtz points to this man's importance in Marlow's views of the primitive state of humanity.  Kurtz functions as a European who has crossed the line from European civilization to African barba...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Use of Diction, Imagery and Metaphor in Seamus Heaney’s Poem, Blackberry-Picking

- Use of Diction, Imagery and Metaphor in Seamus Heaney’s Poem, Blackberry-Picking Seamus Heaney’s poem “Blackberry-Picking” does not merely describe a child’s summer activity of collecting berries for amusement. Rather, it details a stronger motivation, ruled by a more primal urge, guised as a fanciful experience of childhood and its many lessons. This is shown through Heaney’s use of language in the poem, including vibrant diction, intense imagery and powerful metaphor—an uncommon mix coming from a child’s perspective....   [tags: ]

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Character Analysis of John Proctor from The Crucible

- Character Analysis of John Proctor from The Crucible The consequences of shirking accountability for ones actions are depicted through the tribulations John Proctor faced, in Arthur Miller's, The Crucible. Although John reluctantly became involved in the Salem witch trials, his initial silence proved to be the downfall of not only himself, but of his fellow townspeople as well. John Proctor remained silent for one reason, and that was to protect himself. As a result of his self-serving desires to avoid the consequences of his actions, innocent citizens were put to death....   [tags: The Crucible Arthur Miller John Proctor Essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

- Symbolism in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is filled with symbols and symbolism, which try to convey Fitzgerald's ideas to the reader. The symbols are uniquely involved in the plot of the story, which makes their implications more real. There are three major symbols that serve very important significance in the symbolism of the novel. They are "the valley of the ashes," the reality that represents the corruption in the world, the green light of Daisy's lap that Gatsby sees across the bay and lastly, the symbolism of the East Egg and West Egg or more important the east and the west of the country....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Stranger

- While reading The Stranger I noticed that traits that Albert Camus character depicts in the book are closely related to the theories of Sigmund Freud on moral human behavior. Albert Camus portrays his character of Meursault as a numb, emotionless person that seems to mindlessly play out his role in society, acting in a manner that he sees as the way he’s supposed to act, always living in the moment with his instincts driving him, and if the right circumstance presents itself the primal deep seeded animal will come out....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Frontline Zombieism

- In recent years, there has been a huge increase of zombie related media in American pop-culture. Humanity has faced numerous crises and overcome them every time. The question has arisen that if a zombie epidemic were to occur would the United States have the ability to deal with it. The answer is yes. The United States has the ability to accept, adapt, and overcome an outbreak of such proportion. The U.S. has the manpower to rival the zombies’ growing numbers. The military and medical research staff have the technology to fight the spread of infection, and science and mathematics provide additional support along with pre-designed plans to do deal with such an outbreak....   [tags: Mythology ]

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The Indian Creation Myth

- The Indian Creation Myth There are many interpretations of the Indian creation myth. They are all representations of the main principle of Brahman, which is described as being "everywhere and nowhere, everything and nothing." (A Dictionary of Creation Myths, p.139, David Leeming and Margaret Leeming) Creation came from Brahman's thought, or the actions of the god Brahma, who is the representation of Brahman as a man. One version is taken from fragments found in the first and tenth hymn books in the Rig Veda....   [tags: Papers]

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The Barriers Islamic Women Face as Explained in The Worl'd's Religions by Huston Smith

- The World’s Religions by Huston Smith is a novel based on the different religions found around the world. The main area of focus within this book was to expand the knowledge of different cultures and their religions. The chapters that were specified to focus on include Islam, Judaism, Christianity and the Primal Religions. Go into detail about each religion. Smith goes into great detail about each religion, concentrating on the teachings and essential elements of each religion, important people that helped form the religion, and traditions....   [tags: polygamy, respect, status]

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Do You Have What it Takes to be a Spartan? The Treacherous Spartan Race

- Spartan Race™ is a world renowned obstacle race. Named after the Greek warrior tribe, the title “Spartan” evokes visions of elite warriors that would stop at nothing to be victorious. The advertisements themselves are without words. They appeal to primal urges and desires of greatness and exceeding limitations. Participants do not know exactly how long the race is or what to expect. There is a clandestine appeal and assurance of a great feeling of accomplishment. Through portraying competitors enduring treacherous obstacles and miles of adversity, Spartan Race™ challenges athletes to test their fortitude and see if they have what it takes to be called a Spartan....   [tags: obstacles, athletes, advetisements]

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Morals vs. Instinct in "The Lord of the Flies" by William Golding

- The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is an allegory that connects the boys’ behavior in the novel to the basic behavior of human nature. In the novel, the boys fear a wild beast that has the potential to kill them off. However, Simon, a quiet boy, finds that the beast is not an animal that everyone should fear, but is a part of each boy himself. As Simon wanders back to a beautiful meadow that he had traveled to before, he finds that it has changed. Instead of the peaceful meadow that Simon had discovered previously, the bloody head of a sow impaled by Jack and his follows taints the meadow....   [tags: Lord of the Flies, William Golding, morality, inst]

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God Complex: The Effect of Removal from Society In Heart of Darkness

- Kurtz’s last words are as ambiguous as they are terrifying. “The horror. The horror!” They may reveal a vision or just some madness induced outcry. Nevertheless, it is apparent that Kurtz has gone insane. Oxford dictionaries define insane as “in a state of mind that prevents normal perception, behavior, or social interaction.” His deteriorating physical appearance emits sickness as well as madness. Also, due to the lack of restraint, Kurtz assumes a god-like position as he takes control of various African villages that worship him....   [tags: character analysis, kurtz]

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La Gorgone e gli Eroi or The Gorgon and the Heroes

- 'La Gorgone e gli Eroi' or The Gorgon and the Heroes is an contemporary artwork by Giulio Aristide Sartorio created in 1899 that shows a nude red haired Medusa, a mythological monster that seduces and then kills men that look at her, surrounded by dead naked men, all of different skin tones, at her feet. When one looks at this artwork they first focus on Medusa because she is, after all, the symbol of seduction, lust and danger. These qualities are immediately present through her seductive pose and apparent nakedness, as well as her red hair; which was usually associated with devious activity....   [tags: art, philosophy, desires, Sartorio, Medusa]

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The Great War: Why Soilders Felt Like They Needed to Fight?

- Despite the horrors of trench warfare during World War I, reasons why soldiers continued to fight include being influenced by propaganda, enjoying the thrill of fighting, and having nothing else to live for. These motivations differed from the civilians at home because the latter group were not under the direct influence of a manipulative military or intense public pressure, nor did they experience the true nature of fighting on the battlefield. For the most part, these sentiments were shared by soldiers on both the Central Powers and the Allied sides, except for people who had little enthusiasm to fight since the beginning of the war, such as the Italians and minority groups....   [tags: propanganda, thrill, fighting]

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In Order to Survive; One Must Give Up their Morals

- “All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive” (Martel 44-45). Inside every human being, there is an extremely primal and animalistic trait that can surface when the will to survive becomes greater than the morals of the person. This trait allows humans to overcome their fear to do things which they wouldn’t normally be able to do in order to survive when they’re in extreme peril and in a do or die situation....   [tags: life of pi, survival, yann martel]

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Character Analysis of Lord of the Flies by Willaim Golding

- The title of the book is Lord of the flies the author is a British novelist named William Golding a British he wrote the book during WWII. What Golding aimed to do was explore the dark side of humanity and at what point would we look at each other as enemies. The main characters in the book that stood out the most were Ralph, Jack, Simon, Piggy, Samneric and Rodger. They are the ones who have had the most critical change in the story. Ralph was the most sensible to me and I related to him on so many levels one of his is main objective was to keep order in the group....   [tags: innocence, instinct, civilized]

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Inside Inferno by Dante Alighieri: A Story within a Story

- Inferno is only a piece of a much larger story written by Dante Alighieri. The entire story is called the Divine Comedy, which is composed of Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. Together these three pieces tell the story of Dante's journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise; something that is easily discernible through reading the titles of each part. Dante wrote these poems somewhere around the year 1300. Originally written in what Dante referred to as Latin, there have been many different translations of his Divine Comedy....   [tags: hell, punishment, journey]

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Act IIi Scene I Of His Opera Pelleas Et Melisande

- In Act III Scene I of his opera Pelléas et Mélisande, Claude Debussy employs methods of voice leading by step and tritone, several repetitive and stressed motives, and an overarching transition throughout the scene from E minor to E major, overall displaying the themes of innocence, lust, desire, and betrayal. The overarching voicing leading through the scene takes us from E minor to E major, by stepping down to the middle goal of C in measure 105, and then steps up to return to E in measure 180....   [tags: Key signature, Relative key, Chord, Minor scale]

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Organizational Review of the Planning and Analysis Supervisor

- I have been employed at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) for almost six years and have been in the Planning and Analysis service since I started. The VAAAHS is has its main campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has three Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Jackson and Flint, Michigan, and one in Toledo, Ohio. VAAAHS provided healthcare to more than 61,000 Veterans during fiscal year 2013 and is the second largest healthcare system within our Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) of seven healthcare systems across Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois....   [tags: affiliative leader, business coaching, VAAAHS]

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Exploring Daoism: The Orign of Faith and Philosophy

- When considering the origin of the faiths and philosophies of the world, it is judicious to take into consideration the culture and religious practices of the period. For instance, Daoism developed out of the political climate of the time and the religious beliefs and practices and that existed in China in the preceding centuries. In order to gain a greater comprehension of the creation Daoism, the theory, philosophy, and practices, it necessitates a journey to China in the distant past. The first part of the journey begins; five thousand years ago with the tribal people who established residence along the shores of the Yellow River in China....   [tags: tribal people, ancient china, universe]

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The Psychology of Religion: Views from Sigmund Freud

- ... According to Freud, Moses was an Egyptian who forced his religion upon the Jews. The Jews, in a manic state, kill Moses on the mountain just outside of the Promised Land. This created a large-scale sense of guilt, which created the need for salvation expressed by these religions: ‘Remorse for the murder of Moses provided the stimulus for the wishful fantasy of the Messiah, who was to return and lead his people to redemption.’ Freud also goes on to say in The Future of an Illusion that ‘religion is the collective neurosis of humanity’....   [tags: ego, superego, adolescent, psyche]

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Creation Stories of the Universe in Different Cultures

- No one is exactly sure how but the universe was created billions of years ago for some unknown reason. Every culture from around the world at one point starts to wonder where did it all come from. Who or what created the world we know today. The story of the creation of our world has been repeatedly told in a variety of religion, folklore, mythology and science as well. Although told in different languages and separate parts of the world similarities arise as all of the creation stories attempt to answer the great mystery of life “Where did we come from?” Stories of our creation of the world create a spiritual and mystical bond that unites people together....   [tags: Religion, Science, Myths]

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Analysis Of Martin Buber 's I And Thou

- The problem with religious and secular worldviews in Martin Buber’s I and Thou is that their conceptions of the highest good, in other words, the possibility of loving well, are clouded by teleological ways of interaction. For Buber, the possibility of loving well, an authentic existence, lies in one’s relation to God but God is only relatable through relations with other people. In this essay, I argue that Buber responds adequately to the problem posed by modern religion and society by providing a dualistic framework which balances teleological and relational modes of existence....   [tags: Meaning of life, Religion, Martin Buber, Ontology]

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Freud And Rousseau 's Theory Of Self Awareness

- Freud and Rousseau Freud’s two stages for the ego’s development are the internal and external ego. At first humans start off as the id. The id operates on what it wants and is not self-aware, so if it wants the breast, it will scream until it gets it. The first stage of the ego is self-awareness, but it only recognizes its own wants. The next stage of the ego is the separation between what is ours and what is not, and develops in the toddler years. At first the toddler operates on the pleasure principle, and the ego allows the child to obtain anything that gives him pleasure....   [tags: Political philosophy, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Id]

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The Understanding Our World Is Important For Survival

- The desire of humans to the perceiving of their life and the understanding our world is important for survival. Come from the basic lessons of our five senses of the body touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing was the first step into understanding what we are sensing as children. Take touch as a way for us to experience intimate, internalized, externalized from the perceives position. Our smelling, associated with the primal urges of the body to sense our external environment. These abilities that seem both nostalgic and memory provoking....   [tags: Sense, Perception, Philosophy of perception, Mind]

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Is Being Accurate The Same As Being Reliable?

- Is being accurate the same as being reliable. Is it the same as valid. For an experiment to be accurate it needs to be reliable and valid. As defined in the textbook Personality Theories by Bem P. Allen, reliability is “the degree to which test results are repeatable” (Allen, 2006). If there is consistency in results the test is considered reliable. Consistency in an experiment relies on the independent and dependent variables. To yield accurate data the test must measure the subject precisely. In order for an experiment to be considered accurate the data must be both reliable and valid....   [tags: Personality psychology, Sigmund Freud, Anal stage]

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The Law of Life, by Jack London

- What lengths should one go to in order to survive. This is a question which has challenged the human race for generations and to which no satisfactory answer exists. In the modern world, this issue is examined theoretically, but rarely confronts individuals, with the exception of the most destitute. However, in harsh environments and forbidding territories, this matter becomes very real and pressing. Nature pays no attention to the arbitrary emotions of man, demanding only the forfeiture of the sorrowfully short life granted to him....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Nature, Man]

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The Animalistic Side of Werewolves in Society

- In this research paper, I would like to focus on the idea of werewolves in our society. By using Cohen theory, thesis six we will be looking at how werewolves in our society have operated on a spectrum of fear and desire. We will be looking at how the ideal fear that once repelled us from the animalistic side of werewolves have become something in society that’s craved. We will also be looking at how werewolves have gone from looking monstrous to sexual appealing creatures in the media. II. History and context Werewolf history has many roots in multiple cultures, some even advancing back to ancient times....   [tags: werewolf, animalistic desire, wisakachek]

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The Depth of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

- Wuthering Heights was written by Emily Bronte’. It would be the least to say her imagination was quite impressive. Through imagination as a child, Bronte’ and her sisters would write children stories, which inspired some popularly known novels. Wuthering Heights contains crossing genres, changing settings, multiple narrators, and unreliable narrators. George R. R. Martin wrote the book Game of Thrones, which is one of the modern day novels that contain several of Emily Bronte’s writing techniques used in Wuthering Heights....   [tags: imagination, spiral narratives, dreams, visions]

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Evil Entrap Everyone: Lord of the Flies

- ... This quote is meaningful because Jack begins to demonstrate excessive control over the boys when they brutally beat Wilfred. Ralph begins to become brainwashed when he finds no trouble in assisting Jack in “[beating] Wilfred... He didn't say what for. Jack got angry and made us tie him up,” (golding 176). This quote shows how Jack has begun taken control, first by forcing the boys tie up and beat Wilfred. This excessive control expressed by Jack in the novel, supports the idea that man is inherently evil....   [tags: William Golding's novel, story analysis]

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Astronomers and Astrophysicists vs. Historians and Archaeologists

- The origin of the universe can be explained by modern astronomers and astrophysicists. While the origination of humankind, on the other hand, can be explained by historians and archaeologists. Before science was used to explain the way of the world, however, mythology was the approach to explain the obscure beginnings of the world. Mythology, as defined by the dictionary, is myths dealing with gods, demigods, divine beings and legendary heros of a particular people, eclectic tales that have been passed down over generations....   [tags: myths, phenomena, sacrifice ]

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War Themes in Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

- The structure of Faulk’s Birdsong allows us to observe the impact of the War upon numerous individuals across the generations. Throughout the novel, even outside the 1914-1918 time-frame, Faulks continues to maintain a link between the past and the present through his use of a number of motifs and themes. The lasting impact of the War suggests that history should never be forgotten, which is the paramount message in Birdsong. In Birdsong, Faulks considers the idea of the War as an ‘exploration of how far men can be degraded’ in terms of the impact that war had upon the individual characters, resulting in dehumanisation....   [tags: Battle, Birth]

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Methods Of Water Resource Evaluation And Programming

- The issue of optimization has long been applied in various fields of science. In the last few decades, methods of water resource evaluation and programming have substantially grown in conjunction with developments of other fields of science and technology and opened up new horizons for human beings. Besides the development of social and human objectives such as cultural, technological, agricultural, and environmental promotions, the project has led the economic development and attention to the value added international investments to do studies into the optimization of water resource operations....   [tags: Optimization, Operations research]

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William Golding 's Lord Of The Flies

- William Golding’s perspective of war as illustrated in Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies by William Golding paints a graphic tale of the horrific acts of savagery committed by a group of boys abandoned on an island. While diving further into the novel the reader begins to realize that the acts of the boys are not far from the crimes of mankind. In Lord of the Flies, Golding uses Irony and characterization to illustrate that despite advancements in technology, war is still nothing more than the primal savagery of man....   [tags: Civilization, Lord of the Flies, War]

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