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The Use of Symbolic Objects in Marie de France's Works

- The Use of Symbolic Objects in Marie de France's Works Marie de France uses several symbolic objects in her stories to get the point across. Sometimes what is the simplest object can have a thousands meanings. Whether you're talking about trees to the color of an article of clothing, there was a reason, a purpose for making it a weeping willow or a red scarf. You need to look deep within the story line and fine it's true meaning. In Yonec, Laustic and Milun, see the usage of birds, especially that of a swan....   [tags: Papers]

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Water in the Baptismal Ceremony

- Water in the Baptismal Ceremony In the baptismal ceremony water is used during the baptism part of the ceremony. At this point the priest pours blessed water over the forehead of the baby three times whilst saying, "(Name), I baptize you in the name of the father, and of the son and of the Holy Spirit." Water is a powerful symbol. It is also a rich symbol it makes things clean. It is also a symbol of life and death. Without water plants, animals and humans would not be able to survive (life)....   [tags: Theology Essays]

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Great Gatsby Symbols

- Great Gatsby Symbols Different symbolism The Great Gatsby is enhanced by the great number of symbols in the story. The story is revolved around symbols which represent different things. There are three types of symbols color, object, name symbols. Each symbol represents a different kind of situation in the story. The color represents all colors that are involved in the story, each color has its own meaning in the story. Object symbols explain the person himself and his situation in the story....   [tags: essays papers]

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Crystals

- Melt Suspension Crystallization (MSC) is a technique, that can be used for large scale separation and ultrapurification of organic compounds. Because of the high selectivity of crystallization, the moderate operating conditions, and the relatively low latent heat of fusion, the energy consumption of these kind of processes is low. Furthermore, the use and regeneration of toxic or explosive solvents can be avoided. Thus, MSC can be regarded as an environmentally and economically promising technique for wide industrial application....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cooling by Tori Amos

- Cooling by Tori Amos Tori Amos is an unabashedly truthful songwriter and singer who builds her lyrics on personal experiences, uncertainties concerning religion and faith, and an undying desire to get in touch with her inner self. Amos’ song “Cooling” is a biography of one woman’s life from childhood to death, and ultimately the heroic journey for purity. The first stanza of “Cooling” begins with Amos referring to the death of Speed Racer, a cartoon character. This image is essential in creating a childlike innocence shattered by the semi-realistic microcosm of adolescence....   [tags: Papers]

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The Arthurian Legends Room

- The Arthurian Legends Room Sir Thomas Malory was born around the year 1416 and was the son of a country gentleman. He was an MP and a justice of the peace for a period of time. However, in the 1440's he was found guilty of a series of violent crimes, and he spent most of the 1450's in prison. By 1462, he was out of jail. Then, in 1468, he was charged with being involved in a plot against Edward IV, and he was sent to jail once again. It was during this later imprisonment that he finished Le Morte Darthur....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

- Holden Caulfield seems to have all these different kinds of people stuck together in one body. He can be very generous, as he is to the nuns, very mean. He even lies to people. But one thing Holden has is a moral code that he goes by. In the Catcher in the Rye Holden shows at least three elements of his moral code. One of his elements of his moral code is that it’s all right to lie to make people feel better. One quote to prove that is, “Old Mrs. Morrow didn’t say anything but boy you should have seen her....   [tags: essays research papers]

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William Butler Yeats' The Second Coming

- William Butler Yeats' "The Second Coming" The poem “The Second Coming” was written by William Butler Yeats in 1919. Yeats was an accomplished Irish poet and was known for the socio-religious ideas he emphasized in his poetry. In “The Second Coming,” his ideas unfold in three significant metaphors. The first metaphor relates a falcon and its falconer to the destruction of society. The metaphor has two possible interpretations. One view may be that the falcon represents society and the falconer represents God and morality....   [tags: Yeats Second Coming Poem Poetry Essays]

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Michel de Montaigne

- Michel de Montaigne The world is a place of chaos nowadays. At every turn of a corner, there is desolation triggered from humanity's sidetracked views of what the world is about. With all this deception and superficiality, pureness in the human soul seems almost non-existent. Michel de Montaigne recognizes the essential need of this purity for the improvement of society in his Essays. Although the main topics he is focusing own are his own nature, own habits, and own opinions, he uses these personal vignettes to illustrate larger truths about man and his behaviors, his strengths and weaknesses....   [tags: Papers]

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Good and Evil in Robert Frost's Poetry

- Our world is founded on good and evil. Humans have grabbed hold of these abstract principles, interpreted them into foundations of government and religion. But there is still a powerful need to understand good and evil, to know whether our world is controlled by gods and goddess, animals, the sun, every single human on earth or nothing at all. With so many ways to interpret our existence, there are billions of ideas, ranging from the inanely simple to the thoroughly convoluted. But Robert Frost’s theory, published in the early 1900s, remains one of the most compelling....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Poem Analysis, Poem, Poets]

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Is Anything Truly Unforgivable?

- Every day people have to face situations, big or small, that they have to forgive. This could vary from getting nudged in the hallway to being violated by a loved one, and everyone at some point in his or her life has to face something that seems unforgivable. Eventually we all have to ask ourselves is anything truly unforgivable. There are a wide variety of different cultures and religions in our world. Something almost all of the religions have in common are that they each emphasize the benefits and the importance of forgiveness (The Benefits 1)....   [tags: religion, acceptance, freedom]

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The Basics of Yoga

- The Basics of Yoga YOGA is a philosophy about life which can vibrantly refresh your mind and body. To understand it, think of a tree. A tree is comprised of a lot of smaller things that without them, the tree would not survive. A tree is comprised of roots, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, branches, etc. Likewise, Yoga is comprised of a lot of smaller things that without them, Yoga wouldn't survive. To understand these smaller things, let's start out by saying that in Yoga there is a threefold quest....   [tags: Papers]

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Analyzing a Native American Hopi Creation Myth

- Analyzing a Native American Hopi Creation Myth Q.2 Paden gives us four cross-cultural categories for the comparative study of religion : "myth" , "ritual" , "gods" and "systems of purity". Using these four categories, and to the best of your ability without necessarily doing outside research, analyze the Native American Hopi creation I have provided you. Ans. Religion and religious beliefs are primarily based on great foundational forces that generate and govern the world. From Ancient Greek times "myth" has had started developing....   [tags: Papers]

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An Oedipal Relationship in Beneix's Diva

- The relationship between Jules and Cynthia Hawkins in Jean-Jacques Beneix's Diva is uniquely complex and vaguely oedipal. For Jules, the diva represents musical perfection, and he is completely in love with her. However, her relationship to him is somewhat maternal. Jules's obsession with Cynthia Hawkins is rather unhealthy, and he violates her purity. However, her maternal attitude towards him allows for reconciliation despite his mistakes. From the very beginning of the movie, the voice of Cynthia Hawkins pervades everything....   [tags: Film]

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Ian van Eyck

- Jan van Eyck was a master in style and symbolism, establishing a firm superiority in glaze technique and delicately and elaborately applying subtle, yet powerful religious references to what at first glance may seem simple portraits. Van Eyck’s drawing, Saint Barbara, completed in 1437, is an example of the artist’s use of fictional exotic or Romanesque style structures, suggestive of those from the Old Testament. (p.99 textbook) Other symbolism includes the walled city that resembles a ziggurat, and on the church, the three windows on the second level, feature the Trinity, the symbolism of their octagonal structure, and baptism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sir Galahad

- Sir Galahad In the Arthurian legends, Sir Galahad is one of the most mentioned and most important of the Knights of the Round Table. Conceived when the other famous knight, Lancelot, slept with the lady Elaine (daughter of King Pelles) thinking she was his loved but forbidden Guinevere. Unaware of his parent’s identities, Galahad was raised by an abbess until reaching his fifteenth birthday when he was introduced to his father, who knighted him and accompanied him into Arthur’s court. There, Sir Galahad duplicated Arthur’s feat of drawing Excalibur from the stone (or from an anvil as some versions have it told) by drawing a sword from a solid block of marble....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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A Reflection on Women's Piety in the Quran from the Writings of Barbara Stowasser

- The readings of this past week discussed women’s piety and roles as defined by Islam and the Quran. The writings of Barbara Stowasser discussed Hadith and Quranic histories which featured exemplary Muslim women. These scriptures are significant because the Quran and its histories are used to extrapolate laws and codes of conduct for men and women alike. The role of Eve in the Garden of Eden as revealed in revelation by Mohammed differs slightly from the Christian narrative of the same story. This seems to be a small change with much larger implications....   [tags: prophet, purity, conduct]

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Kinetic Production of Isoborneol through the Oxidation-reduction Sequences of Borneol

- Through an oxidation-reduction reaction sequence, Borneol is converted to isoborneol. First, borneol is oxidized through a reaction with sodium hypochlorite at 400C to form camphor. When the camphor is then reduced by sodium borohydride, isoborneol is formed. The percent yeild of isoborneol collected was 56.4%, and the melting point range was found to be between 174.2-179.90C. Through analysis of the product through 1H NMR spectroscopy the percent purity is found to be 77.2% pure isoborneol. Introduction Oxidation-reduction reactions can be used to stereochemically control and produce many different organic molecules....   [tags: Chemistry]

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The Fall of Innocence in Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- It’s one of the most famous stories to ever exist, the story of how two people changed what defines us as humans. It’s the story of Adam, Eve, a serpent, and the unbecoming of mankind, the Fall of Man. This iconic account has been the premise for many works over the centuries. Today, Lord of the Flies by William Golding is considered one of the most influential novels of our time, not only for its adventurous story of stranded boys on a lost island, but also because of its allegorical tale of the true fault in man’s soul....   [tags: eden, savage, purity]

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Factors of the Enslavement of Africans

- According to Manning, "This story of black people in the modern world acknowledges but does not advocate the concept of "race" (Manning 12). For Manning, the history of black people is the history of black community. He proposes that one way to look at racial difference is color. Another way is biological difference. A third is religious belief and a fourth is purity of blood. All four of these contribute to our sense of "us" or "them." This sense of us or them feeds the concept of racism and is not contained to only one element....   [tags: race, culture, identity]

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Jay Gatsby´s Outlook on Life in F. Scott Fitzgerald´s The Great Gatsby

- ... When Nick, the narrator, goes to meet Daisy and her friend Jordan Baker early in the book, he makes note of the amount of white surrounding Daisy. In describing Daisy and Jordan, Nick says “They were both in white” (Fitzgerald 13) He even makes note of the minute things around Daisy, like the windows in her house, which were “ajar and gleaming white” as well (Fitzgerald 13). Much later, Gatsby himself refers to her as the one who lives "high in a white palace, the king's daughter, the golden girl", meaning that she is surrounded in purity (Fitzgerald 115)....   [tags: pure, free, society, age]

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Adultery in Great Gatsby & Scarlet Letter

-      The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald are two novels, which address similar themes with completely opposite resolves. The authors use their main characters, Hester, Dimmesdale, Gatsby, and Daisy, in their respective works to present these themes. The action in both novels revolves around unfaithfulness, its effects on the characters, and the results of committing adultery, which prove to be antipode from one novel to the other. These antitheses can be found by a look at the different roles of adultery in the novels....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Purity Balls and Chastity Among Girls

- While I do not think Purity Balls or movements have intentionally positioned women as sex objects, I do think these balls have created a sex cloud over young girls and women. "Indeed, purity balls enter women into a system of commerce in which their sexuality becomes an object to be traded by and between men." (Fahs p. 133) In Chapter 10, Wood states, "Women continue to be portrayed as sex objects for men's pleasure". (Wood p. 279) Even the music industry and video games portray women as sex objects....   [tags: Controversy, Sexuality]

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Childhood Purity vs. Knowledge of Maturity: Review of Photograph Virginia at 6 by Sally Mann

- Sally Mann has a gift of pushing buttons—critics and random people alike. Whether those buttons ignite a flame of hate or generate a spark of fascination, a strong reaction is guaranteed. Mann, once again, delivers a thought-provoking piece with Virginia at 6, where she effectively manages lines, value and contrast to illustrate a stimulating battle between childhood purity and the vanity and knowledge that comes with maturity. In Virginia at 6, Virginia, the child, poses nude with her arms comfortably shaped in a triangle over her head, body determinedly arched....   [tags: photograph, lines, youth]

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The Red wheelbarrow"

- “The Red Wheelbarrow” For a small poem, “The Red Wheelbarrow,” by William Carlos Williams, has a great meaning behind it. This poem uses images, symbolism, and form to get the entire picture of the poem across. Meyers defines images, ”as a word, phrase, or figure of speech that addresses the senses, suggesting mental pictures of sight and sounds, smells, tastes, feelings or actions.” (Meyer 1593). Symbolism is, “ a person, object, image, word, or event that evokes a range of additional meaning beyond and usually more abstract than it’s literal significance.” (Meyer 1604)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Color Of Sin By Sherman And Clore

- The Color of Sin by Sherman and Clore discusses the relationship between sin being dirty and dark, and purity being white and clean. It details that white and black are not just analogical assertions but actual perceptions of moral purity and pollution. As the article states, “black is not just the opposite of white, but it is also a potent impurity that can contaminate whiteness.” Conversely, white is known to be an easily tarnished thing that to remain pure must remain unstained. White is therefore known to be a symbol for moral purity....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, White people, White]

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The Main Features of a Marriage Service

- The Main Features of a Marriage Service The traditional Christian marriage ceremony takes place in a church, as it is seen as the House of God, so this symbolizes that you are making promises in the presence of god. To begin the ceremony, the bride's friends and family are seated on the left-hand side pews of the church, and the grooms friends and family are seated on the right. The groom stands at the front of the church by the altar. The altar is an important internal feature in a marriage service and on it a white cloth is placed on top to represent the purity and also Jesus' Turin shroud....   [tags: Papers]

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A Theory Of Moral Foundations

- Most individuals eventually encounter moral conflict of some nature, where one party believes that the other has behaved inappropriately or unjustly. According to Graham, Haidt, and Nosek (2009), moral systems are connecting ideas of values, practices, and intuitions that work together simultaneously to suppress or regulate boundaries, and allow social life to succeed. One of the main causes of moral conflict originates in political differences (Haidt & Joseph, 2004). It is widely recognised that liberals and conservatives oppose each other on many key issues concerning moral foundation, which can be described as the values or assumptions upon which a moral system is founded....   [tags: Conservatism, Liberalism, Australian Labor Party]

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Nature 's Harmony, Fairness, And Purity

- In the poem, “Lines Written in Early Spring”, Wordsworth displays a theme of nature’s perfection contrasted with the imperfection of humanity. This notion is further promoted through examples of nature’s harmony, fairness, and purity which is viewed as being absent from mankind. The poem calls into question what has become of the human race, implying that perhaps we have completely strayed from the path that nature had intended. A strong connection to nature is established in the first stanza as the speaker is depicted relaxing in a grove surrounded by the sweet sounds that the environment has to offer....   [tags: Human, Thought, Poetry, Life]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald created the famous, American classic, The Great Gatsby, with thought-provoking detail and color symbolism. Critics have been deeply analyzing it since it was published in 1925. There are a few memorable color symbolisms that are throughout the book. Everyone interprets literature in their own way so there are many different theories; there are even people that do not believe in color symbolism. Certain colors are continually being associated with a specific character/theme, which allows one to conclude that Fitzgerald intended on colors being symbolic....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Color]

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Reflection On The Practice Of Yoga

- Through the practice of yoga, I have begun to learn many things about myself that I did not know before. These new findings are due to the implementation of the practice of yama and niyama into my everyday life. Yama means restraint or behavior to avoid. While, niyama means observance or conduct to cultivate. Yama principles focuses on a person’s interactions with the world while niyama is more of a self observation and how to deal with ourselves. I find that these ten commandments of yoga have caused me to examine myself and the world around me in a way that isn’t negative but of understanding....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Psychology, Ten Commandments]

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Violations of the True Woman in The Coquette

- Violations of the True Woman in The Coquette             In her article, "The Cult of True Womanhood: 1820-1860," Barbara Welter discusses the nineteenth-century ideal of the perfect woman. She asserts that "the attributes of True Womanhood . . . could be divided into four cardinal virtues-piety, purity, submissiveness and domesticity." Furthermore, she adds that "if anyone, male or female, dared to tamper with the complex virtues which made up True Womanhood, he was damned immediately as an enemy of God, of civilization and of the Republic" (Welter 152)....   [tags: The Coquette Essays]

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No Ordinary Sun & Rain by Hone Tuwhare

- Essay Question: Discuss the ways in which symbols and figurative language (imagery) are used to develop themes in at least two poems you have studied. *No Ordinary Sun & Rain, by Hone Tuwhare* Hone Tuwhare uses symbols and figurative language to develop themes in his poetry. Tuwhare’s strength is his ability to use effective imagery and symbols to develop persistent ideas that, in the poetry I studied this year, relate to the purity and beauty of natural things. Rain, an apostrophe to a “rain god”, and No Ordinary Sun, another apostrophe to a tree and Tuwhare’s protest against nuclear weapons, reflect ideas about nature that are persistent in many of Tuwhare’s works....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Scarlet Child's Human Nature

- “A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men”, is a truth verbally expressed by Martin Tupper that is known as well accepted around the world. Tupper raised the question, if children are born as the link between angels and man, then why do we have some many devils in the world. Hawthorne answered this question in his novel, The Scarlet Letter, by demonstrating that children are born innocent and are innocent in all things until taught a different nature in which to live their lives....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorn's The Scarlet Letter]

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The Strength Of Pure For Marriage

- An Uncommon Form of Strength Called Purity This world portrays strength as a source or ingredient found in a superhero or a person in combat. However, there is a kind of strength much challenging for the average person in this generation to carry, because many would rather be living for the now and instant satisfaction. A strength only found in those willing to live set apart and submit their lives for what God desires of them; the very best. This is the strength of remaining pure in relationships....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Emotion]

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Young Goodman Brown: Immature Innocence vs. Mature Guilt

- Young Goodman Brown: Immature Innocence vs. Mature Guilt In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Young Goodman Brown,” Hawthorne expresses his true feelings about the negative beliefs of the puritan religion through usage of expressive styles and themes, various characters, and objects within the story. Because the puritan religion was in affect during a very complicated and chaotic time known as the Salem Witch Trials many people, including Young Goodman Brown, would be shocked to discover that the pure puritan society they knew was in fact contaminated with evil....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Purity and Social Distinction in Persepolis and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

- The two novels - Persepolis, and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, both raise issues of social distinction, and separation, along with Identity and Purity issues in social classes. Social distinction in both novels involved birth status and the balancing of understanding the place of inferiority in their related cultures. In the novel, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, social class plays a role in the significance of your stature in society. Linda Brent, the protagonist of the novel, deals with separation from her parents, her siblings, and later her children- due to being born a slave....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The passage begins ‘One autumn night’, autumn is commonly thought of as a season of death and renewal, when the leaves fall from the trees, so do the metaphorical leaves that are referred to throughout the novel, in many places where the theme of nature is prevalent. The garden itself is commonly used as a symbol for Gatsby’s social standing, and the vibrancy of his life. Now that the ‘leaves are falling’, we can see that daisy has captured his ‘godlike’ attention, as it is portrayed throughout the novel, but also his heart....   [tags: Symbolism in the Setting]

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Fitzgerald's Use of Language in The Great Gatsby

- In the novel The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses tone, diction, syntax and imagery to voice Nick's perception of the world around him. In this passage his use of language is used repetitively to convey Jordan Baker, Daisy and Tom Buchanan's lives. On the outside it may look like they all are living a perfect and ideal life, however Fitzgerald's illuminating use of language highlights how far from perfect their lives truly are. When he first walks in Nick judges Tom and Daisy's lives based on the appearance of the house, perfect and romanticized, yet he soon learns that this first impression is an overstatement....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Beauty and The Rose

- Picture the scene of a violent storm at sea. Your boat is tossing and turning and nearly capsizes with the impact of every wave. It seems as though it may never be over until you wake up the next morning and the sea is calm once again, and to someone who has experienced such a terrible thing, they may tell you that this is the most beautiful thing they’ve ever seen. This could easily be compared with the imagery of the rose in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. The rose displays beauty and deep symbolism in the way it parallels the image of the jailhouse in a contrasting and picturesque manor, and the way it relates to pearl and her development....   [tags: Hawthorne's The Scarlett Letter]

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Love and Desire in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Love and Desire in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Some of the most prominent themes in A Midsummer Night’s Dream are the omnipresence of love and desire and the tendencies of characters to manifest their defining traits. Helena and Hermia are two perfect examples of this. Hermia is the lover, and Helena the desirer, and both thrive off of their obsessions. In fact, both women are so tied to these traits that when they are taken away, their characters deflate and fall static. From the beginning, Hermia defiantly denies her father’s attempts at an arranged marriage, in favor of her whirlwind romance with and marriage to Lysander....   [tags: Midsummer Nights Dream]

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Good Use - How to Use the Language Properly

- Good Use - How to Use the Language Properly What is good use. It can be a number of things for different people. The English professor has a entirely different definition of good use than the mathematician or the businessman. The problem arises how does the ordinary person know what is good use and what is not. What is the meaning of good use, the noun and verb agreeing or is it something more than that. One can read excerpts from old authors on their thoughts and beliefs, but do these thoughts and beliefs withstand the test of time....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays]

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The Moral Instinct By Steven Pinker

- In “The Moral Instinct”, Steven Pinker argues for a sixth sense that humans have that is morality. This sense, just like the other five, can be skewed and mislead by evolution and culture of humanity. If humans can remove these illusions, Pinker believes that a universal morality can be achieved. He believes that people are born with a basic knowledge of morality and eventually learn to apply moral reasoning. Pinker explains how secular and evolutionary psychology are corrosive to morality. Ultimately, He agrees with the theory that Anthropologists Richard Shweder and Alan Fiske propose of a universal morality that divides into five themes of harm, fairness, community, authority, and purity....   [tags: Morality, Religion, Mores]

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How do William Blake and William Wordsworth respond to nature in their

- How do William Blake and William Wordsworth respond to nature in their poetry. The Romantic Era was an age, which opened during the Industrial (1800-1900) and French Revolution (1789). These ages affected the romantic poets greatly by disrupting and polluting nature. Before the Industrial Revolution, William Blake wrote about Songs of Innocence. He also wrote Songs of Experience but after the Industrial Revolution. William Wordsworth, on the other hand, continued on an optimistic route and ignored the Industrial Revolution in his poems....   [tags: English Literature]

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Innocence Stolen in William Blake’s The Chimney Sweeper

- Throughout world history their have been and are many occurrences of society corruption and oppression of masses, such as the forcing of small children to sweep chimneys. Thus, William Blake’s Purpose in writing the two “The Chimney Sweeper” poems was to express his outrage at society for having oppressed and stolen the innocence of powerless children in forcing them to sweep. Both poems are similar in that he uses the actions and view point of the child speaker to express his rage against society, mostly through his verbal irony....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Poem]

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Holden Caulfield´s Innocence and Purity in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

- ... This passage from the story tells a lot about Holden, “I couldn't think of anybody to call up. My brother D.B. was in Hollywood. My kid sister Phoebe goes to bed around nine o'clock--so I couldn't call her up. (...) My parents would be the ones. So that was out. Then I thought of giving Jane Gallagher's mother a buzz, and find out when Jane's vacation started, but I didn't feel like it. (...) Then I thought of calling this girl I used to go around with quite frequently, Sally Hayes, because I knew her Christmas vacation had started already--she'd written me this long, phony letter, inviting me over to help her trim the Christmas tree Christmas Eve and all--but I was afraid her mother'd...   [tags: companionship, judgemental, mature, pleasures]

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Love in the Time of Cholera

- As the title suggests, the novel Love in the Time of Cholera by Garcia Marquez deals with practical and nostalgic love. The author has the ability of portraying excellent determination in his eagerness to develop his stylistic range. Supporting almost a mythical quality grounded with an air of daily gossip, the novel includes descriptions of love which drift between unearthly beauty and terror. Love in the Time of Cholera is a mixture of two contrasting factors: the purity of love, and the way love is personified in everyday life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Scarlet Letter

- In this novel you will find that the main characters are the prime examples of Love, Hate, Sin, and Purity. Although adultery is condemned and seen as sin, adultery isn't what Hawthorne focuses on. Through my analysis of the Scarlet Letter I noticed that there were three different types of love. The act of hatred plays a vile role throughout the novel. Hawthorne uses Pearl as a blatant symbol of purity, from her birth till the end of the novel. As you will see Love, Hate, Sin, and Purity does play a vital role in this story....   [tags: American Literature]

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What´s Distillation?

- Introduction This experiment was done to isolate an organic substance, eugenol found in clove oil of cloves, which is immiscible with water through a new technique called steam distillation. Utilizing the high vapor pressure-low boiling point of water in steam distillation, eugenol with its low vapor pressure-high boiling point is extracted from cloves and checked for its purity content. Theory Distillation is the separation of two substances based on differences in boiling points, as in when a certain substances vapor pressure (from here on abbreviated as just VP) reaches and equals to the applied pressure (here, applied pressure is the atmospheric pressure)....   [tags: substances, vapor]

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An Analysis of Theme in Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

- Nathaniel Hawthorne, in his short story “Young Goodman Brown,” details the frailty of human morality when he has the story’s protagonist (Goodman Brown) journey through the forest on All Hollows Eve to witness/participate in a witches’ Sabbath just to see what evil/sin is all about. During Young Goodman Brown’s journey, his faith is shaken as he witnesses those he respects the most also journeying to and participating in the witch’s Sabbath. In “Young Goodman Brown,” Nathaniel Hawthorne demonstrates that an idealistic faith in our fellow man’s righteousness could lead to disappointment, distrust, and fear....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown]

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In William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, many

- In William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, many of the poems correlate in numerous aspects. For example, The Chimney Sweeper is a key poem in both collections that portrays the soul of a child The Chimney Sweeper in Innocence vs. The Chimney Sweeper in Experience In William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, many of the poems correlate in numerous aspects. For example, The Chimney Sweeper is a key poem in both collections that portrays the soul of a child with both a naïve and experienced persona....   [tags: English Literature]

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Dietary Laws of the Jewish Religion

- In the Jewish religion dietary laws are one of the most important parts of keeping the faith. These laws are thought to be sent from God to keep the Jewish people pure. Over the year it has became easier for Jews to eat kosher but many people have chosen to assimilate with passing time. A tradition that started around 3500 years ago that has kept its importance. Around 1275 B.C.E many of the Jewish prophets started to talk about kashrut otherwise known as keeping kosher. They talked about how God wanted them to eat only certain foods so that their souls would stay clean....   [tags: Dietary Laws, Purity, Kosher]

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"Young Goodman Brown" Analysis

- Hawthorne’s story, “Young Goodman Brown,” appears to be a story about original sin with a lot of symbolism tied in to make it an allegory. An allegory is a story that can be interpreted in different ways to find the hidden meaning behind the symbolism in the story. The three things focused on throughout the short story is Faith, the forest that Goodman Brown takes his journey through, and the staff, which the old man who leads Goodman Brown on his way carries. The short story, “Young Goodman Brown,” uses several symbols such as: Faith, the forest, and the staff to contribute significantly to the allegory....   [tags: literature, semiotics, Hawthorne]

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Cherokee Medicine : The Purity And Wellbeing Of The Soul

- Cherokee medicine primarily focuses on the purity and wellbeing of the soul and assesses the physiological condition of the body as a secondary practice (Frazier, Goad, & Wolyniak, 2013). This holistic approach of healthcare benefits may be physical, emotional or spiritual. The Cherokee tribe combine numerous traditional Native American healing rituals including prayer, herbs, smudging, chanting, massage, counseling, harmonizing with nature, taking hallucinogens and ceremony (Lewis, n.d.). The combination of multiple healing techniques illustrates the Cherokee’s philosophy of medicinally treating an illness does not result solely from ingesting the plant or medicine, but from the delivery...   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Cherokee]

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Purity And Filth : Blurred Lines

- Purity vs Filth: Blurred Lines Purity and filth have been on opposite sides of the fence ever since a distinction was made between the two. The purity vs filth battle can be seen in many aspects of life, whether that be displayed in race, religion, or even geographically. This brings into question, where is the division between filth and purity, or is there a division at all. This division is called out in Joe Weil’s “Ode to Elizabeth”, Nicolás Guillén’s “What Color?”, and possibly even in William Carlos William’s “This is Just to Say”....   [tags: Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, White]

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Comparison: The Martyr and Crime and Punishment

- In literature, there are characters that are commonly portrayed as martyrs; that is, they are depicted as people who are put to death or endure great suffering of any belief, principle or cause. Such personages undergo personal suffering before finding redemption from sin. With Lorenzo in the short story The Martyr by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and Sofia (Sonya) Marmeladova in Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the idea of undeserved suffering is clearly epitomized. Both characters are described as innocent and pure, perhaps even commiserated by other characters in their respective stories....   [tags: Undeserved Suffering, Protagonist Conflicts]

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Analysis Of Goblin Market The Main Idea On The Surface

- In Goblin market the main idea on the surface is about a bond between two sisters but below the surface lies this poem is about the idea the being gay or having sex with someone of the same gender is not a bad thing either you are gay or just experimenting it’s not a bad thing and nor does this take away any purity from you. Towards the beginning of this poem where Laura gives the goblins a piece of her hair for this fruit, basically she’s giving a piece of herself for this fruit which kind of like the first time you have sex....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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The Quintessential American Woman

- The Quintessential American Woman The American woman is a mystery that has yet to be solved. She is an ever-changing poem that sparks interest in those who are unaccustomed to her mysterious ways. The American women fascinated many authors, including Henry James. To express his enthrallment, James employed his literary talent to create Daisy Miller. Daisy exudes the vast depth of the entity of the American woman, which originally captured James’ attention. John Hay, a contemporary observer of American manners and mores stated of the American woman, “Her conduct is without blemish, according to the rural American standard, and she knows no other” (qtd....   [tags: American Women Henry James Essays]

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An Experiment Of Purify One Of The Largest Populations Of Antibodies And Soluble Proteins

- DISCUSSION The goal for the present experiment was to purify one of the largest populations of antibodies and soluble proteins, Immunoglobin G (IgG) from rabbit serum. In addition, IgG was purified through Binding affinity chromatography. Due to proteins A and G having a high affinity for IgG a mixture of protein A and G was added to the column as it selectively binds to IgG while a mild buffer was used to wash away unbound protein molecules. Dilutions of bovine serum albumin (BSA) of known concentrations were produced....   [tags: Protein, Molecular biology, SDS-PAGE]

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A Travel Of Time : The Modern Puritans

- A Travel in Time: The Modern Puritans Psychology powerfully decodes the framework of perspective. Today, a branch of psychology known as “color association” is taking root: why do we comprehend colors as we do. ----- Case in point, red symbolizes sin in America, but to fully understand America’s unspoken culture protocol, one must first understand why America perceives red in that regard. To do so, one can trace back to the Puritans of colonial New England, whose lifestyles are illustrated in Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes at 600°C via Floating Catalyst Chemical Vapor Deposition Method

- Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are widely synthesized at high temperatures using floating catalyst chemical vapor deposition (FC-CVD) method. It is important to reduce the synthesis temperature of CNTs to prevent the self-pyrolysis of hydrocarbon to enhance the growth of CNTs. This work was addressed to synthesize CNTs at low temperature using some improvements on the technique used. In-situ monitoring device was used to monitor the temperature profile in the reactor and thus, to initiate the reaction....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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Robert Frost's Design

- Robert Frost's Design Robert Frost's "Design" is a meditation on human attempts to see order in the universe--and human failures at perceiving the order that is actually present in nature. The speaker of the poem perceives what he takes to be a significant coincidence, then speculates on what the coincidence might mean, or whether it means anything at all. However, he fails to see that there is a very good reason for the coincidence he spots, and the "design" of nature that it implies is quite different from anything he suggests....   [tags: Poetry Poem Essays Poet]

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Taking a Closer Look at God

- List and briefly describe the five attributes of God's greatness. Spirituality: God is spirit, that is, he does not possess a physical body or the limitation that come with a physical body. Yes, there are scriptures that mention God’s hands, feet, or eyes, however these are attempts by God to communicate human characteristics for us humans to better understand his ways and character. Personality: God is not just spirit, but he also has a name, is capable of feelings, and has actions. God is personal....   [tags: religious beliefs and analysis]

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The Pre-twentieth Century Gorkha State

- The pre-twentieth century Gorkha state can be thought of us segmentary in Aidan Southall’s sense as opposed to a unitary state, which is more common in modern twenty first century western states, as vectors of power and identity, as expressed through political sovereignty and ritual suzerainty, don’t overlap. A core component of segmentary state is the incorporation Karl Marx’s proposed Asiatic mode of production, in which the king maintains a fixed core with peripheral domains in order to enforce the political sovereignty over a wide area....   [tags: politics, marx, production]

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Society and Characters in The Scarlet Letter

- Nathaniel Hawthorne chose the market place and the forest as settings used to symbolically develop his portrait of society and the characters in The Scarlet Letter. In this novel a story unfolds of three people who are torn apart by sin, revenge, and guilt. The market place reveals to the reader a place of restraint and severe Puritan laws. The setting of the forest yields the impressions of wild unrestraint and passion. The market place paints a careful picture of restraint and law that seldom delves into the depths of raw human emotion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Symbols Used in the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreat back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” (page 179) Nick figured this out late in his endeavors. In most cases, a strong desire towards unattainable things will lead to failure- like Gatsby, or corruption- like Daisy, Jordan, and Tom, which will ultimately lead to lifelessness and death. Fitzgerald uses green to symbolize unattainable desire, and in the book it leads to corruption and false purity....   [tags: green, false purity]

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A look at the How and Why of Adultery in Ancient Greece

- The chapter “Adultery, women, and social control” in David Cohen’s book Law, Sexuality, and Society argues that adultery in Classical Athens was not as straightforward as the laws created for it, and that scholars need to start looking at the how and the why of it to truly gain insight. What Cohen is examining in this chapter is how sexuality and honour are linked. For a man, it’s actively protecting the sexual purity of the women in his care. For a woman, it’s maintaining that purity before the eyes of others....   [tags: gossip, sexuality, david cohen]

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Comparison Of Bottled Water Ads

- The product line that was chosen was Water. There are numerous brands that have been developed in the field of water, hence leading to tough competition. But out of the various brands namely Masafi, Gulfa, Oasis, Hatta and Evian. The one with the highest market share was found to be Masafi. Below is the detailed description of each ad in the respective media's and the appeal created by it:- A. Newspapers and Magazines- 1) Brand- MASAFI Ad Description- Masafi resorts to an attractive full-page advertisement....   [tags: Bottled Water Advertising]

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Discovering Mortality in Once More to the Lake

- Discovering Mortality in Once More to the Lake E. B. White's story "Once More to the Lake" is about a man who revisits a lake from his childhood to discover that his life has lost placidity.  The man remembers his childhood as he remembers the lake; peaceful and still.  Spending time at the lake as an adult has made the man realize that his life has become unsettling and restless, like the tides of the ocean.  Having brought his son to this place of the past with him, the man makes inevitable comparisons between his own son and his childhood self, and between himself as an adult and the way he remembers his father from his childhood perspective.  The man's experience at the lake with his...   [tags: Once More to the Lake]

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Catcher In The Rye

- Caulfield Called Away From the Field "I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be," Holden explains to Phoebe (173). The only job Holden can see himself doing is saving children from falling off a cliff or growing up because Holden idealizes the innocence and no shame children possess; and he, himself, wants to return to that state of mind. Holden's wanting to preserve the purity of children, shows his "coming of age" because he soon realizes his roles and responsibility and how the inevitable is adulthood....   [tags: J.D. Salinger]

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Comparing Love and Hate in the Poems, Havisham and The Laboratory

- The world’s two most influential things have done nothing but caused conflicts throughout the years from Helen of troy right down to the Nazi war machines occupations of Europe, no I’m not talking about hay-wire dictators or powerful armies I’m talking about love and hate. Not only do these emotions help to make our lives a lot more interesting but both can sometimes cause pain in a mental state as well as an emotional or physical one. Both of these emotions are extremely interesting as one can turn into another quite easily....   [tags: Poem Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Poetry]

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War without Mercy

- "WAR WITHOUT MERCY" John Dower's War without Mercy describes the ugly racial issues, on both the Western Allies and Japanese sides of the conflict in the Pacific Theater as well as all of Asia before during and after World War II and the consequences of these issues on both military and reconstruction policy in the Pacific. In the United States as well as Great Britain, Dower dose a good job of proving that, "the Japanese were more hated than the Germans before as well as after Pearl Harbor." (8) On this issue, there was no dispute among contemporary observers including the respected scholars and writers as well as the media....   [tags: American History]

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What It Means to Be a Human Being in the Hindu Tradition

- In the early text of the Hindu tradition, the Veda, everything evolved around sacrifice. As a means of acquiring something, the elite class would make sacrifices to their gods in order to obtain the things they so desperately needed. An example of this would be the slaughtering of an animal to the gods in exchange for a sufficient rainy season during harvest time. The essence of what it is to be a human being in the Hindu tradition comes from a later text known as the Upanishads. This text did not focus on sacrifice rituals, but instead focused on the quest for knowledge....   [tags: humans, Hinduism, religion, ]

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Christina Rossetti 's The Pre Raphaelite Movement

- Christina Rossetti was a pivotal key in the foundations of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, which can be seen, throughout her poetry. Rossetti, as a follower of the Pre-Raphaelite’s, endorsed ideas of unrequited love, acceptance of human mortality and redemption. These ideals both endorsed and challenged the Victorian morals of her era as Victorian morality was focused on repression, class structures, and religion often conflicting with the sexual desire and questioning nature of Rossetti’s poems. The poem Echo is a reflection of Rossetti’s view on the romance and grief in her life through her unwavering faith in religion that will reunite her with her love....   [tags: Victorian era, Love, Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood]

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The, By John Wyndham

- The novel, The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, foretells of a futuristic story which unfolds about injustice and oppression of the innocent. In a dystopian world a group of eight telepathic children struggle to grow up undiscovered and when the time comes, to escape. A religious creed is set up “The Definition of Man” as a ‘purity standard’. As a result, people lived with much fear and self-hatred. The standard set one neighbor against the other in fear of another ‘tribulation’. A world scale disaster had occurred many generations ago and out of the chaos the ancestors and consequent generations held to what they thought was the ‘true image’....   [tags: Sociology, Religion, John Wyndham]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's Young Goodman Brown

- “Things are not always what they seem”, this popular euphemism is used in towards all aspects of life and to the misfortune of many english students is especially used in reference to literature. An author’s intricate use of allegory and symbolism, transforms simple characters and objects into major themes and motifs that extend pass the page and ultimately comments on human nature. A prime example of this literary technique is Hawthorne’’s story “Young Goodman Brown”. Hawthorne’s character of Faith is not only the main character’s wife but symbol of his personal faith but serves as a comment on female purity in the puritan community as well....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown, Allegory, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Gay Movement, And The Purity Movement

- The “Ex-Gay Movement” and the Purity Movement in the 1990s offered a solution for those wishing to reconfirm their faith with Jesus Christ. The Ex-Gay Movement consisted of ministries, with a focus on the New Hope ministry described in Straight to Jesus within this paper’s realm, that worked to rehabilitate those who wished to abandon their homosexual practices in favor of a heterosexual, Christian life. The Purity Movement, with a focus on the re-masculinization of men, True Love Waits and Silver Ring Thing described in Virgin Nation, within this paper’s realm, served as a sex education organization with a focus on abstinence-only until marriage....   [tags: Gender, Male, Gender role, Sexual intercourse]

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Office Automation And Group Collaboration Software

- Our group of three within Global Discovery Chemistry at a large Pharmaceutical Company was tasked with implementing a unique and innovative way in which high throughput parallel chemical synthesis could be performed by the traditional bench chemists. Building off the deployment of a new collaborative software system, the Electronic Notebook (ELN) by CambridgeSoft Corporation, our job was to identify a way to develop a back-end system which links the chemist’s notebook to automated synthesis in the Lab....   [tags: Business Management Software Technology]

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Honor in Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

- In Chronicle of a Death Foretold, the theme of honor is one that presents itself throughout the novel by having a major role in the plot. In a small town in Colombia, honor is taken very seriously. Angela Vicario, a young bride, is returned to her family for not having her virginity intact. When her twin brothers find out about their sister’s dishonorable actions, they set out to murder the man who they believe did this. “On the other hand, the fact that Angela Vicario dared put on the veil and the orange blossoms without being a virgin would be interpreted afterwards as a profanation of the symbols of purity” (Márquez 41)....   [tags: Murder, Sin, Chastity]

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

- Thomas Hardy was one of the finest writers of the Victorian age. Among countless poems and novels there is one that seems to stand alone, “Tess of the D’Urbervilles.” This novel is one of Hardy’s most recognized works maybe because the problems of the Victorian era relate to many in this modern age. Problems such as rape, the importance of purity and never knowing what you really have until it's gone. These three things make up the theme, sub-theme and motif of Thomas Hardy’s, “Tess of the D’Urbervilles.” Not being aware of the good things you have until they're gone is the theme of Tess....   [tags: essays research papers]

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