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Sheik of Araby in the Great Gatsby

- The presence of the popular 1920’s song “The Sheik of Araby” in The Great Gatsby is a sign that represents a wide range of cultural instances and relational symbols throughout the novel. The sign in the novel, a portion of the song called “The Sheik of Araby”, is sung by a group of little girls in Central Park, a song about a rich man who covets beautiful women and attracts them from all races, and who claims that he is basically the embodiment of love and knows what love is all about. Nick and Jordan pass the children after their date at the Plaza Hotel....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Bottled Water 's Popularity Of Bottled Drinking

- Most people around the world are water bottle drinkers, but the larger majority is guilty of wasting the plastic container which holds the purified water that we all pay extra for when it would be cheaper and more environmentally friendly to drink the water from our own faucet. What do you do with your empty plastic water bottle. What most people do not know that their plastic water bottle tells a story. On one single bottle of water you are able to find out what type of plastic your purified convenient bottle of water is housed in and the level of recyclability it is....   [tags: Bottled water, Drinking water]

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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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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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Sex! No Longer a Dirty Word

- Sex. No Longer a Dirty Word Sex in America’s high schools is a reality that must be faced head on. Many high school students today are struggling with the decision to have sex. As a society, are we letting today’s teens down by not having a full sexual education curriculum available in all high schools. In a study conducted in 2007, detailing the sexual activity of high school students, between grades ninth and twelfth showed that 48% of students had sexual intercourse (46% girls 50% boys) (ReCAPP)....   [tags: sexual education, std's, teens]

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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 Treatment Of Pain And Fever

- For centuries, the use of the extracts from various medicinal plants have been used for the treatment of pain and fever. One among those plants, called white willow (Salix alba), contained the derivatives of salicylic acid is famous to have the properties of relief for pain and fever. By the year 1760’s, one of the active ingredients of these plants, that is, salicin was discovered. Salicin, salicylic acid and aspirin belong to a family of medicinally useful compounds called salicylates. The hydroxyl group present on the salicylic acid is corrosive....   [tags: Aspirin, Salicylic acid, Sulfuric acid]

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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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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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Little Red Riding Hood Analysis

- Little Red Riding Hood can no longer be considered a frail child without any control over what becomes of herself. Instead, Angela Carter makes the moral of this traditional fairytale into a modern day lesson: you can do anything. With great detail does Carter present her setting, which adds to the fearfulness the reader feels for Red as she encounters the wolf. As a result, we begin to fear the wolves as well, because in this small village wolves are more than mere beasts, they are were-wolves....   [tags: Fairytale Literary Analysis]

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The Storm by Kate Chopin

- The first thing I noticed about Kate Chopin’s “The Storm,” is that it is utterly dripping with sexual imagery and symbolism. Our heroine, if you will, seems to be a woman with normally restrained passions and a well-defined sense of propriety, who finds herself in a situation that tears down her restraint and reveals the vixen within. I wonder if it was intentional that the name Calixta makes me think of Calypso – the nymph from Greek mythology. If half of the sexual symbolism I found in this story was intentional, Chopin was a genius....   [tags: sexual imagery, symbolism, passion]

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The Picture Of Dorian Gray

- A common saying heard by many, especially in times of rash decisions, is the phrase “you’re only young once.” But what if that wasn’t the case. What if someone had the choice to stay young for eternity, keeping their youthful looks and beauty. The only price though is that they must forfeit their soul. This is the case of Dorian Gray in Oscar Wilde’s critically acclaimed novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. The novel is about Dorian, a beautiful young man, who is drawn into the concept of eternal youth and splendor which ultimately leads to his own demise....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde]

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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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"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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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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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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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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Applications of Protein Purification

- Protein purification has a variety of applications in drug delivery, tissue engineering, and biointerface science. Elastin-like polypeptides can undergo protein purification so that a single type of protein can be isolated from a complex mixture. Because of the increased demands of peptide-based biomaterials for drug delivery and tissue engineering, efficient protein purification techniques must be used. Four techniques that will be discussed in this report are: Affinity chromatography, Centrifugation-based Inverse Transition Cycling (ITC), Microfiltration-based Inverse Transition Cycling, and finally protein purification by self-cleaving purification tags....   [tags: Protein purification, medical, ]

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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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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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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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The Tales of Slave Women in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

- The Tales of Slave Women In the book, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, written by Harriet Jacobs under the appearance of Linda Brent, the writer describes the adversities of the Southern slave in the 1800s. According to Linda Brent, alias author Harriet Jacobs, the life of a slave woman was far more complex than that of a slave man, although reasonably equal in hardships, the experience of slavery for a woman was awfully different. As a female slave, Jacobs has a very different story than that of a slave man therefore, her narrative is uncommon in the tales of slavery....   [tags: suffering, daughter, harassment ]

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The Role of Race in the Development of the Utopian Societies Featured in Toni Morrison’s Paradise

- The Patriarchs of Ruby and Their Ideology of Masculinity Being aware of the oppression and humiliation endured by the Old Fathers followed by the reclamation and revitalization of their identity allows for a certain understanding of the current ideology of Ruby. Founded in 1950, the town is named after one of the community’s women who died because she was refused medical care in a white hospital. Using the woman’s name for the town is meant to memorialize her, however it also acts as a remembrance of the racism that led to her death....   [tags: The Patriarchs of Ruby, Ideology of Masculinty]

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Analysis Of Ernesto Pujol 's ' The Eyes ' Boots On A Faux Victorian Shelf '

- Ernesto Pujol’s journal discusses his art exhibition called Whiteness, where it revolves around the culture of whiteness and the thought process of being a white subject. The exhibition opened at the Foire Internationale d 'art moderne et contemporain in Paris in September 1999, and at Linda Kirkland Gallery in New York in October. It features an interesting assortment of objects combined together like Nazi porcelain dishes and bronzed, enameled, American baby boys ' boots on a faux Victorian shelf, wherein Pujol creates a series of photographs focusing on the notion of taste and purity (Pujol, 100)....   [tags: Race, Racism, Race, White people]

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Analysis of Andy Warhol and the Couple with Balloons, Plaza Hotel, New York City

- Andy Warhol was born on August 6th, 1928 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Warhol was not pnly a photographer, but he was also in performance art, filmmaking, and writing, and was a leader in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. Warhol’s mother was an artist and taught him how to draw, which became one of his favorite hobbies as a child. His mother also bought him his first camera when he was 9, introducing him to photography. Warhol developed huge interest in fame and celebrities, which became the focus of much his art....   [tags: photography, colors, popluar, lines]

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An Analysis Of Christina Rossetti 's ' An Apple Gathering ' And Cousin Kate

- Sexual Dalliance and its Outcomes in Victorian Society: Christina Rossetti’s “An Apple Gathering” and “Cousin Kate” In her poems Christina Rossetti references the loss of innocence stemming from premarital sexual encounters. In both the poems “An Apple Gathering” and “Cousin Kate”, Rossetti tells stories of women who lost their sexual purity before marriage, and therefore deemed outcasts in society. These acts of dalliance Rossetti speaks of in her poems exhibit how the loss of innocence via sex before marriage can effect a Victorian woman’s life....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Marriage, Human sexuality]

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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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Movie Analysis : ' Borderlands / La Frontera ' The New Mestiza '

- For the third Critique I have decided to look at Gloria Anzaldúa’s “Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza”. “The New Mestiza” theory focuses on the main concepts of what the new “Mestiza” is anyways by using where she lives, her native tongue, and her personal beliefs to define what the new “Mestiza” is. Should Gloria Anzaldúa’s “Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza” be read, discussed, and researched for the Literary Criticism course. Does Anzaldúa’s hold up with today mind set and is Anzaldúa text even necessary....   [tags: Culture, Popular culture, High culture]

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The Nazi Party Organized Ethnic, Racial, And Physical / Mental Cleansing Of Germany

- From the mid-1930’s to the mid -1940’s, the Nazi party organized ethnic, racial, and physical/mental cleansing of Germany’s citizens all across the country. The Nazis wanted to form a pure Aryan race across all of Germany and was willing to do whatever it would take to successfully establish this Aryan race. By the Nazis eugenic and racial-ethnic campaigns, they wanted a pure race without any persons having disabilities or being ethnically different. The reason that these two campaigns were separate was that the Nazis campaign on the disabled was questionable because the people with disabilities were usually Aryan, but still discriminated against, while the ethnically charged campaign was st...   [tags: Nazi Germany, Nazism, Racism, Aryan race]

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Fighting the System in 12 Angry Men and A Time to Kill

- Legal dramas provide audiences the opportunity to enter the world of the courtroom in addition to dramatized emotions as reflected by the characters (typically the lawyer and juries) of the film. The Post-Classical era film 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957) and the Post-Modernist film A Time to Kill (Joel Schumacher, 1996) consist of a goal-driven protagonist finding the truth and meaning in societal paradoxes while overcoming strong adversity. However, the legal drama genre shift between the Post-Classical and Post-Modernist eras (as seen in the two films) from a character-driven genre to an expository-character genre is attributed to the paranoia brought on by forces such as McCarthyism in...   [tags: 12 Angry Men Essays]

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Difference in the Christianity and Catholicism as Shown by Una and Duessa.

- The Faerie Queene Book I by Edmund Spenser is an allegorical epic poem in which Spenser describes adventures of a hero, Redcrosse, and his achievement in his quest taken on Una’s behalf. His quest is a spiritual allegory; it represents the Christian struggling heroically against many tribulations and temptations—dishonesty, the seven deadly sins, and despair—to some of which he succumbs before finally emerging successful. Although this poem focuses mainly on Redcrosse as the heroic protagonist Spenser’s female characters play an important role in his journey....   [tags: The Faerie Queene Book, Edmund Spenser]

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Use of Symbols and Colors in Tennessee Williams' Street Car Named Desire

- Why are colours important when trying to symbolize what is taking place in the mind of the setting and the characters of literature. Tennessee Williams have once said “ Symbols are nothing but the natural of drama the purest languages of play.” Tennessee William has exactly used symbolism and colour quite effectively in his play A Streetcar Named Desire. An impressive story about fading southern belle Blanche Dubois and her failure into insanity. A Streetcar Named Desire consists many symbolism and knowledgeable use of colour....   [tags: state of mind, depression, romance]

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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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Social Organizations and Moral Regulation Projects: Governing Morals by Alan Hunt

- Moral regulation has been – and still is – a very heated topic for discussion. In chapters two and three of his book, Governing Morals: A Social History of Moral Regulation, author Alan Hunt speaks of various social organizations and their different attempts at moral regulation projects from the late 18th to early 20th century. Although the two chapters flow into each other, and time turns from one century to the next, various and complex societal changes, and in turn, approaches to moral regulation are noted....   [tags: victorian societies, moral regulation]

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Color Symbolism Used in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Post World War I, America suggested much promise with financial and social opportunities for anyone willing to take chances for the “American Dream”. However, for some, reaching these dreams or aspirations only deprived of them any real sense of pleasure; their only goal was to get rich fast. In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald utilizes color symbolism throughout as a notable device to demonstrate thematic and character progression. It’s no coincidence that when first introduced to the reader in the first scene, Daisy and Jordan, were wearing white....   [tags: Wealth, Gold]

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How The Jewish Culture Helps Facilitate A Specific Plan Of Care

- Many communities throughout the United States, contain large populations of religiously observant Jews. The intent of this research is to provide a comprehensive, descriptive guide to specific laws, customs, and practices of traditional, religious observant Jews for the culturally sensitive management of labor, delivery, and postpartum. Discussion includes intimacy issues between husband and wife, modesty issues, labor and birth customs and Sabbath observance, . Doctors and other health care professionals can tailor their practice by integrating their knowledge, and becoming culturally competent in regards to the Jewish culture to help facilitate a specific plan of care....   [tags: Judaism, Halakha, Jews, Israel]

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Generic Biologics As A Tool For Evaluating The Safety And Efficacy

- Generic biologics (otherwise referred to as biosimilars or follow-on biologics), are described by the FDA as biological products that are highly similar to already approved biological products, notwithstanding minor differences in clinically interactive components and for which there are no clinically meaningful differences between the biosimilar and the approved biological products in terms of safety, purity and potency [3]. Biosimilars are copies of approved biologics, whose patent protection has ended and are analogous to a generic version of a chemically derived drug....   [tags: Clinical trial, Pharmacology]

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The Multi Billion Dollar Case Concerning Volkswagen 's Diesel Emissions Scandal

- This paper examines the multi-billion dollar case concerning Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. Specifically, the morality of the actions taken by top engineer James Liang will be considered in accordance with Kant’s duty ethics. A strict rule utilitarian ethic will be used as an alternative ethical option in an effort to add clarity to the Kantian implications for the case. Before beginning the ethical discussion, a general knowledge of Liang’s actions is necessary. Liang was part of a team that decided to develop and install secret software into diesel engines to cheat the emissions testing, allowing the engine to maintain a high performance while seeming to meet the U.S....   [tags: Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Morality]

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On the Natural: Human Tendency for the Eradication of Dirt

- Staub, as referenced in Ordinary Men, proposes that “ordinary psychological processes and normal, common human motivations and certain basic tendencies in human thought and feeling are the primary sources of the human capacity for mass destruction of human life” (167). This idea is indeed exemplified by the actions of the Nazi party towards Jews during the Holocaust. Though this statement raises controversy, in that most people dislike the notion that they, too, possess the capacity for such atrocious actions against other human beings, Staub’s claim is given merit by several authors in their own works regarding the events of the Holocaust and the nature and actions of human beings; specific...   [tags: Psychology]

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Color Symbolism in the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby in the 1920s. It is a story told through the eyes of Nick Caraway. Nick tells the story about a tragic love triangle between Nicks cousin Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan who is having an affair with a married woman named Myrtle Wilson. Fitzgerald uses many colors to describe many objects, feelings and emotions; this is called color symbolism. Color symbolism is “the use of symbols to express or represent ideas or qualities in literature, art, etc.” (Merriam-Webster.com)....   [tags: Wealth, Relationships, Twenties]

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Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience by William Blake

- ... Like the Nurse, <>. It’s important to note the peace and harmony that exists within these children at play in nature. This certainly echoes the essence of Romanticism. Similarly, Lewis Carroll also celebrates youth and innocence, a world where endless possibilities exist. In his poem “Solitude”, Carroll reminisces and shares the memory of his own childhood. The poem displays how Carroll delighted in nature during his youth, later yearning to enjoy just one more summer day as a child. Ultimately, Alice’s sister personifies this feeling....   [tags: adulthood, alice´s wonderland, carroll]

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The Identity Of The State 's Various Indian Descended People

- Walter Plecker expressed special skepticism in regards to the identity of the state’s various Indian-descended people. Numerous historical and anthropological reports seemed to confirm the belief that the Indians had married into white and black families. Although, in Plecker’s view, their white ancestry did not preclude them being considered Indian, his belief that one drop of black blood made one a Negro, prohibited their classification as “Indian.” “One of the most troublesome problems,” according to Plecker, “is that the first steps of groups of mulattoes is to declare themselves as Indians and after shouting for a generation or two that ‘We are Indians’ the white population becomes ind...   [tags: Black people, Race, Miscegenation]

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Holden Caulfield’s Struggle in The Catcher in the Rye

- Aristotle once said, “Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.” This “condition,” as Aristotle says, is adolescence. Adolescence is much like jumping in a lake. One must walk out to the dock and once he or she is at the end, one cannot turn back. If one is to turn back they will be ridiculed as a coward, like a child. The water is ice cold, a freezing ice bath, so one does not want to jump in, but he or she can’t turn back for fear of jeer from friends....   [tags: The Pain of Growing Up]

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The Influence of Injustice to Women in Hindu Mythology

- ... On the other hand, Rama got no punishment for wrongly doubting his wife. This tale of a woman’s injustice serves as a blueprint of many modern-day stories. The Mahabharata establishes a story in which a group of five brothers, Yudhisthira, Arjuna, Bhima, Sahadeva, and Nakula, also known as the Pandavas, and their common wife, Draupadi, are challenged to play a game against Duryodhana, who is a part of the Kauravas, and who knows of their addiction to gambling. The prize, as declared by Duryodhana, is Draupadi, to which the Pandavas readily agree....   [tags: Ramayana, Mahabharata]

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Is the War on Drugs Being at All Effective

- Having spent over $400 billion over the course of the American drug prohibition, it’s sensible to ask the question, “Are we making any progress?” Shockingly, the answer from experts on both sides of the issue seems to be the same; a resounding “no”. It is clear at this point that the War on Drugs has ultimately failed, however the consequences of pursuing the issue have left North America in a disastrous state, with many economic as well as social issues. With people spending approximately three times as much money buying drugs as the government spends fighting against them, how can this war possibly be won when the government has to spend so much money combating in opposition to it....   [tags: American drug prohbition]

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Evaluating A Stock Based On Growth And Value Approaches

- Beginning in the late 1970s, Investors and researchers have noticed that stock returns have factors in common. They noted two factors, capitalization and valuation. By capitalization, the stock differs based on the size, small-cap stocks and large-cap stock. By valuation, the stock differs between the low multiples or value stocks and the high multiples or growth stocks. This discovery changed consultants and their investors to classify stocks, category managers, and build style benchmarks in a systematic and meaningful way....   [tags: Investment, Stock market, Value investing]

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`` Like Water For Chocolate `` By Laura Esquivel

- Catalysis Commonly in literature weddings symbolize the binding of two lovers, and a bright future to come Authors use symbols such as the wedding cake to symbolize good fortune and fertility, and the white gown the bride dons represents purity (Webster) . Most often weddings are a joyous occasion, both in real life and in literature The frequently appearing symbols and themes for matrimony are very present in the second chapter, which is labelled February, of the popular Mexican novel Like Water for Chocolate....   [tags: Wedding, White wedding, Wedding dress, Marriage]

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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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Why Gas Chromatography Is Used For Analytical Purposes

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Holden Caulfield 's Relationship With Youth And Adulthood

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A Recent Scandal Involving Up 500000 Volkswagen Cars

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Love Is Not Dependent Upon Society 's Prejudice

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Comparison: The Martyr and Crime and Punishment

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Alexander Pope's Epic Rape of the Lock

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St. Augustine 's Theory Of God

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Adolf Hitler And The Nazi Movement

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Good Use - How to Use the Language Properly

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Fitzgerald's Use of Language in The Great Gatsby

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Analyzing a Native American Hopi Creation Myth

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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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