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Mayan Ruins

- While staying at the Honduras rentals, one must explore the ancient Mayan ruins which are steeped in history and culture. As you move around the varied structures such as the temple, sculptors, stairways, courtrooms and other monuments, you will notice a distinctive sculptural style that earmarked the entire Mayan utilization. To enjoy the principal ceremonial sites of the Mayan ruins, make sure you do not hush-hush your exploration trip. The Copan Ruins are located in the western part of Honduras....   [tags: Ancient Ruins]

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An Analysis of The Circular Ruins

- An Analysis of The Circular Ruins      "The Circular Ruins" is a short story written by Jorge Luis Borges in 1964. Borges was born in 1899 and died in 1986. At the age of six, he knew he wanted to be a writer. By age eight, he had already written his first story. Most of Borges' stories are listed under the fantastic literature category. Fantastic literature has several things in common with magical realism, but it is less believable.   Magical realism and fantastic literature both contain magical and realistic elements....   [tags: Circular Ruins Essays]

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Browning's Love Among the Ruins

- Browning's Love Among the Ruins Among the failed and fallen works of man, the mundane, indeed profane, outcome of our history’s cyclic vastation, human affection may finally reign. This is the claim of Browning’s Love Among the Ruins, published in his monumental volume Men & Women, in 1855. Subtler emotions of kindliness and endearment between two persons only take the foreground of our affairs when the brazen dynamo of the days of kings and their mobs collapse in their mad, millenary mill-race....   [tags: Browning Love Among Ruins Essays]

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Magical Realism and the Sublime in The Circular Ruins

- Magical Realism and the Sublime in The Circular Ruins         Among the many short stories that the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges has written, "The Circular Ruins" was published in 1964 in a collection of his works entitled Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings. Even though "The Circular Ruins" may be classified as a Magical Realist text, one may wonder if this short story could be classified as the Sublime as well. By examining "The Circular Ruins," a reader will be able to see several similarities between Magical Realism and the Sublime....   [tags: Circular Ruins Essays]

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The Circular Ruins by Jorge Luis Borges

- “The Circular Ruins” by Jorge Luis Borges “Green is derived from blue and green will become more brilliant than blue” Chinese Proverb The Chinese have a proverb about the evolution of humanity, and in particular, the nature of intellectual relationships. Although the color green is composed from the color blue, it often shines with a more brilliant luster than its predecessor does. This is a metaphor for the pupil and teacher. The pupil learns knowledge from his teacher, but will outgrow his teacher and eventually surpass him in wisdom....   [tags: Circular Ruins Jorge Luis Borges Essays]

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Plantation Ruins in The American South

- Plantations represent a very particular, traditional time in the south. Ironically they design a sense of both pride and shame for the prestigious southern families that owned and ran them. This is a focus on ruins of plantations that have been lost through time but just enough remains to give us a sense of wonder. Such plantations as the Rosewell, Millwood, Forks of Cypress, Bulow, Windsor.. Most of what remains are just columns and walls but it’s the story of what those columns used to hold up and what those walls held in that will be in the spotlight....   [tags: Southern heritage]

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Utopian Visions in Love in the Ruins

- Walker Percy's Love in the Ruins presents a society that is a direct satire of our 21st century American society. Percy takes what he considers the negative elements and situations from our society, and reproduces them, distorting them in order to point out the negativity of them. It seems, then, that the society presented in the novel would be distinctly distopian. However, the view that Percy gives us includes many different segments and views of the society, some of which are very utopian. Some of these mini-utopias are actually in the society, but many more are only dreams of the characters....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bullying Is A Problem That Ruins The Lives Of Thousands Of American Children

- Bullying is a problem that ruins the lives of thousands of American children all over the country. Bullies are responsible for multiple mental health issues and social problems that teens face today. Furthermore, it affects the livelihood and stress among teens all over the country. Bullied children are more likely to suffer from depression and in some cases lead to suicide. Bullying is a problem which effects the victim’s mental health, substance abuse, and suicide. Bully’s effects a person’s mental health by massive amounts of stress and overwhelming situation....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Workplace bullying]

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The birth of Hezbollah from the ruins of the Amal movement

- • The birth of Hezbollah from the ruins of the Amal movement When the Iranian Revolution succeeded in 1979, Iran wanted to gain the admiration and the support of Arab countries, benefiting in particular from the support by the Shah of Iran and his relationship with Israel before the collapse of his regime. On this very first day of the victory of the revolution, Iran was keen to extend its bonds with the Islamic world, and when this was not possible in most cases, because of many complex causes of the revolution, Iran began to look for «organizations» instead of «regime’s or countries», in order to continue its role in Islamic issues....   [tags: Middle East Politics]

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The Myth Of Meritocracy Ruins Students By Erica Etelson

- The point of education is to gain knowledge. That knowledge will help people progress in life and that will lead to a growing society. Throughout the years education became competitive and was less about gaining knowledge and more about getting a better score on standardized tests. In the article How the Myth of Meritocracy Ruins Students by Erica Etelson, she explains how the education system is becoming more and more competitive and if there is not a change it will slowly make the education system worst....   [tags: Education, Student, Competition]

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Xin Niuyue: A Bustling Metropolis Built on the Ruins of New York City

- ... While the air and water vehicles will work like any other water and air transit, the MagTrans work using a powerful electromagnetic field produced by the track. We have spread out Xin Niuyue’s massive population by embodying it into three vertical layers. Strong, sturdy, sheets of reinforced glass separate the floors and give the illusion of walking on air. Elevators and walkways make the city easily traversed. Our city uses pneumatic tubes to distribute goods, luggage, and mail throughout the city....   [tags: imaginary cities]

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Analysis Of ' Adam Ruins Everything - Why You Don 't Need 8 Glasses Of Water A Day

- For my artifact, I have chosen “Adam Ruins Everything - Why You Don’t Need 8 Glasses of Water A Day.” This video explores many different types of elements of persuasion that we have discussed during the duration of the course. Nearly anybody who has grown up in the United States, it has been an essential part of living that you are told you must be drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day, in order to be deemed as “healthy.” Adam somehow takes something you have been taught your whole life and flips it completely on it’s head....   [tags: Rhetoric, Logos, Ethos, Emotion]

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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

- The story that Jess Walter tells, much like any other novel, is one of joy and sorrow. Lives intersect and separate, people fall into and out of love, and dreams are made and broken. What Walter does with his plot though is quite different. He writes it in a way where the whole book itself relies on the reader’s ability to realize that though some people meet for only a brief amount of time, their dreams and hopes, can hinge on even the briefest moments. Sometimes the characters in the novel have their stories intersect, some in very interesting ways, and other times you see their story as it is and was, just them....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Ignorance Ruins the Environment

- The earth at this time, is at a state of downfall in which the only people to blame is us. Global disasters and environmental issues are a huge sign of the earth’s deterioration. For instant, global warming, deforestation, and pollution are the planet’s worse enemies, therefore human beings are reckless in their decision-making to encounter this matter. The real problem is ignorance and lack of acceptance of this horrifying issue. What other severe problem that we can face nowadays that putts our future children’s lives in jeopardy....   [tags: environmentalism, ]

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From Majestic Beauties to Ashen Ruins

- On September 11, 2001, the United States of America was dealt a horrifying blow to reality. It all happened so quickly that most of us did not realize that it was an actual terrorist attack planned far away in another country and carried out on American soil. The morning of the terrorist attacks will forever be emblazoned in the minds of all Americans and the World alike. It is hard to imagine a killer so callous and putrid who would bring the World Trade Center to the ground, a smoldering pile of metal and ashes; ashes of the buildings themselves and also the ashes from the remains of the victims of 911....   [tags: U.S. History]

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Witchcraft: Jumping to Conclusion Ruins Lives

- “Jumping to conclusions is like playing with wet gun powder: both likely to go off in wrong direction.”-Charlie Chang. The puritans were a group of English Protestants who adhere to strict religious principles and oppose sensual enjoyment. The puritans had a strong belief that the Devil could be walking among them at anytime. Due to this belief, the puritans believed that people could sign there souls away to the devil. By signing their souls away to the devil, a person could become a witch or wizard....   [tags: Comparative, Miller, Hawthorne]

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Inferences Lead to Tragedy: Irony that Ruins in Kate Chopin's Desiree's Baby

- ... He does not want to acknowledge them for the very fact that they have black heritage. It is a taboo to his precious family name. He also does not want to be in trouble with the law because he married a black woman. Armand realizes at the end of the story that the baby, by his own definition, is his, Armand’s baby. Utilizing both irony and foreshadowing, “Chopin greatly enriches her story” by describing Armand as a man with dark skin. When Madame Valmonde visited her daughter and grandson a month after he was born, she notices something strange about the child and cannot take her eyes off him....   [tags: racism, heritage, slave]

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Analysis Of Raymond Carver 's ' The Red And The Black '

- The characters in Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We talk About Love are all part of the submerged population group. There are no heroes in Carver’s stories like in the Lais of Marie de France, no grand adventure or crime as in Shakespeare’s Othello or Stendhal’s The Red and The Black, but a submerged group of imperfect people drunk and hungover watching their life fall apart to ruins from right underneath them. Freud, in Civilization and Its Discontents uses an analogy about the ruins of the ancient city of Rome to explain the layers of the psyche....   [tags: Death, Old age, Rome, English-language films]

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Photography and The Gothic

- The photographs taken by Terry Evans in the collection “Heartland” show a range of perspectives of the Midwest prairie. “Heartland” displays characteristics of the traditional Gothic through the combination of wide landscapes and dilapidated factories. Photos from three collections portray the transition of the untouched landscape to an overgrown and gothic scene. The first photos of the gothic transition come from the “Prairie Images of Ground and Sky” collection. The collection shows untouched nature that gives a feeling of the sublime....   [tags: Terry Evans collection Heartland]

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Macau: Historical Gem Along the Chinese Coast

- Macau: Historical Gem Along the Chinese Coast Facing South China Sea and lying 65 km west of Hong Kong lies Macau, the first and last European stronghold in Asia. Now one of China's special administrative region, Macau is a city of duality where Portuguese heritage intermixed with Chinese culture, manifested in the number of historical sites dotting across the region. The region's Portuguese past and proximity to its Chinese roots thrive amidst the gambling-fueled economic boom – a prime factor that sparked Macau's tourism industry....   [tags: casino, culture, visit]

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The Drive to the City of Babylon

- The drive to the city of Babylon approached two hours with Sunday traffic. Entering the city, they saw the emergence of date palm farm fields. Hanging from the trees were workers with large canvas sacks harvesting sugary fruit. A gentle breeze swayed the palm fronds. Minutes away, the caravan came upon a walled entrance barricading the historic ruins. Protecting it against thieves and vandals. The first van halted in the dirt parking lot, while the second van parked parallel along its side. During that brief moment, Giselle glanced out the dusted window and saw Daniel in the second van....   [tags: Narrative essays]

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The Importance of Babylon

- The name Babylon means “Gate of God”. The location of the ancient city was along the Euphrates River and today is marked by a long stretch of ruins east of the river. Which is ninety kilometres south of Baghdad, Iraq. This was one of the main trading points of the ancient world because of its central location. Some important events that happened there are things that have shaped the way we live today and we still use the 24 hour day they created this form of counting has survived for four thousand years....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The World War I And U.s. Army Chief

- In World War 2, two groups of powers--the Axis and Allies--relentlessly fought against each other for dominance, resulting in many countries left in ruins with limited supplies and support, until George Catlett Marshall, an American soldier and U.S. Army chief, proposed a plan to rebuild Europe’s economy. He stated that, “‘Our policy is not directed against any country, but against hunger, poverty, and chaos’”(Zarr 38). Constant fighting lead Europe in terrible ruins with an estimate of 60 million people dead, and especially, German cities in “An estimated 500 million cubic tons of rubble littered”(Zarr 37), creating no opportunity for Germany to rebuild itself or provide any safety and supp...   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Marshall Plan]

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James Thomson’s Poem, City of Dreadful Night

- James Thomson’s poem ‘The City of Dreadful Night’ heavily features pessimism, uncertainty and restless toward the transition of modernisation going through the country. The uncertainty reflects the changes taking place in Victorian Era; the poem was written in 1873, only a few decades after the Industrial Revolution had taken place. Not only that, but also doubt and scepticism about religion was emerging into public discourse along with new scientific and intellectual ideas breaking though (Wild)....   [tags: literaray analysis ]

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Istanbul: Memories and the City: Prhan Pamuk

- Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul: Memories and the City represents the first twenty-two years of his life using various approaches from autobiographical details of his own childhood memories, photographs from his family album, newspaper articles, paintings and writings on Istanbul by luminaries from different walks of life. Pamuk, appears intermittently as both the narrator and author who narrates his experiences of the city. The four famous Turkish stalwarts, Yahya Kemal, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar, Abdulhak Sinasi Hisar and Resat Ekrem Kocu, played a prominent role in the creation of Pamuk’s Istanbul hence providing him with an Istanbul he has never seen....   [tags: Yahya Kemal, Ahmet Hamdi ]

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Gobekli Tepe : The Original Eden

- Gobekli Tepe:The Original Eden In the chapter of genesis, the creation story of the bible, the first man and woman had been created in the likeness of God within the Garden of Eden; along with a diversity of animals that would co-exist under the dominion of the “first ever” recorded human beings. However, the question remains; where had this elusive Garden of Eden been located. Was it an actual physical location on this earth, or was it otherworldly....   [tags: Human evolution, Human, Neolithic, Culture]

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Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges

- In life it is necessary to have fantasy, because without it, life would be dull and meaningless. Life would be so different without dreams, since they are what motivate humans to keep on moving forward in order to achieve their goals. This is what Jorge Luis Borges is trying to explain to the reader in the book Ficciones which is very confusing, but also very deep in meaning. These stories demonstrate a theme of reality vs. fiction which is fascinating because in many of the readings fantasy is required at some point to accomplish a purpose or goal....   [tags: Reality, Fiction, Necessity]

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The Maya Identity as a Commodity in San Jose Succotz and San Cristóbal Mexico

- After the Second World War mass tourism has increased worldwide and has affected almost all countries. Mexico has become a ‘major tourist destination’ and also ethic tourism has taken off, because tourists became more interested in the indigenous cultures and search for authenticity. Nowadays ethnic tourism makes up ‘10% of Mexico’s tourism sector’ (Van Den Berghe 568). This essay will especially examine the commoditisation of the Maya identity; Maya was ‘a highly developed Mesoamerican culture centred in the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico’ (McKay et al 307)....   [tags: tourist destination, yucatan peninsula]

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Macbeth : The Witches Influence On How Macbeth Made

- In the Shakespearean play, "Macbeth," the witches influence on how Macbeth made his decisions played an extremely important part in adding/giving to his (happening sometime in the future) destruction. The witches were trying to create noise and confusion by predicting to Macbeth in order to get him to act. They planted the seed of evil in Macbeth 's head that grew to rule his mind. But it was Macbeth who made the choices that decided/figured out his (the) unavoidable, already-decided future....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Macbeth of Scotland]

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Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

- Published in 1852, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe was an answer to the passing of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 had declared that all runaway slaves that were caught were to be brought back to their masters. Stowe used the Fugitive Slave Act as “the stimulus for showing [her] white readers how slavery threatened American culture” (Robbins 534). Uncle Tom’s Cabin is an anti-slavery novel, and Stowe uses the novel touch upon all aspects of slavery and its long lasting effects on not only the slaves, but also their families as well as their masters and their masters families....   [tags: Uncle Tom's Cabin Essays]

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Death Is The Inevitable And Unavoidable Conclusion

- Death is the inevitable and unavoidable conclusion to life. Every human being in the phase of this planet is born with a death sentence. Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 73” tackles the theme of aging and death with an aging speaker who compares his late life to late autumn or early winter. The speaker goes on to explain to his loved one that he/she must express his/her love to him more than ever, as death is upon him. The song “When I Get Where I’m Going”performed by Brad Paisley also tackles the theme of death....   [tags: Poetry, Poetic form, Rhyme scheme, Sonnet]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Thanatopsis '

- distances. The artist 's choice of elements indicats the conditional nature of the observations. The colors are used to compliment and support the painting 's composition. The uses of colors show how the clever composition of the painting successfully draws the viewer 's eyes around it. The atmosphere also has pigments. The father the scenery, the more it loses its original appearances, and turns into light blue, closes to the color of sky, and integrates as a whole. This painting is asymmetry with large shapes of trees and mountains balancing small shapes of trees on the left....   [tags: Life, Death, Afterlife, Reincarnation]

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The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury

- During the period after the Industrial Revolution the rich Western nations of the world began their imperialist expansion, racing to colonize any “unclaimed” territories. All of the colonized regions had their own culture and government, but because the West was so much stronger, they were taken over. When these areas were finally freed from years of oppression, their society was left in shambles and much of their culture was destroyed. Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles explores this theme of imperial expansion as applied to the hypothetical situation of humans colonizing the planet Mars....   [tags: The Martian Chronicles Essays]

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Hycn: Encounter On The Dead Planet

- A smile flickered across her face as she realized why she agreed to come along with him. She’d agreed because it was an excuse to fly her anti-gravity fighter craft. She didn’t give a damn about exploring dead worlds and wandering planets. She wasn’t the touring kind; there was nothing interesting in exploring dead worlds. Not for her anyway. There definitely wasn’t anything worth writing home about out here on the dead planet, only ruins left behind by an alien civilization long dead. “I heard you loud and clear the first time.” A suprisingly deep but friendly amused voice came through the high definition 3D sound communications system installed into the ship....   [tags: ship, worlds, craft, planet]

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Rape of Nanking: Disaster for Power

- Within a span of six weeks, about three hundred thousand men and women were either killed or raped in Nanking, China. ( Katsuichi 3). After not surrendering, the Japanese attacked various parts of China in 1937, where they then decided to go to the back then capital Nanking, or Nanjing. “Japanese soldiers swept into the city [...] the next two months [...] murder, rape and killing” ( Nanking Massacre Encyclopedia Gale). The Japanese army made an assault on the Nanking walls from multiple directions....   [tags: scarring, rutally, killing, japanese ]

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The American And British Modernist Writers

- The days of man in a dinghy stranded in the open sea, contemplating on the “sacred cheese of life” came to an end (Crane 1774). Whereas the Naturalists painted over the Romantic pastoral landscapes with a gray hue of reality to unveil the truth of nature, the Modernists decided to view the external world from within the characters psyche. Both British and American writers, like T.S Eliot, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner, descended into the depths of the subconscious mind, into a whirlpool of fragmented thoughts and desires, creating a voice for the inner self....   [tags: Mind, Consciousness, Unconscious mind, Ezra Pound]

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The Experience of Exploring Thailand

- ... While in many vacations visitors may get bored and run out of activities after a week, Thailand provides a superfluous amount of unique experiences, no matter which part of the country a person goes to. In Thailand, there is something for everyone to do. (Pathos) And while having fun, there are lots of educational experiences that can be gained in this beautiful country. Many historical monuments such as Ayutthaya, some ruins of a historic Thai city, are still intact and can be viewed close up by tourists (TourismThailand.org)....   [tags: culture, monuments, welcoming]

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The Education Concept Of Education

- Today in the United States, we trudge through school for a foundation of knowledge in order to get jobs. This is why, how students are taught in school is important; it is their lives on the line. The problem, then is that, the way we are taught ruins future learning and provides no such foundation. It is not the first time this problem has been addressed, Paulo Freire spoke about how the banking concept of education dehumanizes the students. It poisons the students so to speak. When you bring the knowledge you learn in this system into the real world, it does not relate and a connection is not made, as with any poison it causes a sense of confusion....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Learning, High school]

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Theseus : Fiction Or History?

- Theseus; Fiction or History. The Minoan civilization was discovered in the island of Crete in 1905 when excavations lead by Sir Arthur Evans took place at Knossos. Evans observed the use of carved seal stones by the Native Cretians as pendants, that dated back nearly four thousand years. This lead to the thought an ancient Civilization may have resided on Crete. Evans named the civilization for the King Minos, who was characterised in the myth of Theseus. Today, the myth of Theseus is seen as just that, a myth, a work of fiction, but in the ancient Greek civilization, myths were believed to be accurate historical accounts....   [tags: Minoan civilization, Knossos, Labyrinth, Crete]

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Influence Of Ancient Greek And Roman On China

- The first complex society began to develop in the twenty-seventh century and more began to emerge over the next hundreds of centuries. New emerging societies began to receive influence from those already established. The city focused on is proof of this. In the examination of the site, there is significant evidence of the influence ancient Greek and Roman had on the the different aspects of the site which produced a complex society. These aspects include the site’s social, religious, educational and political values, as well as the state of their military and agriculture....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Roman Republic]

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Advent of the Trojan War

- I disagree with this statement, there is evidence a Trojan War or Wars did happen, possibly around north-western Turkey. Eric Cline from the George Washington University says “The archaeological and textual evidence indicates that a Trojan War or Wars took place and that Homer chose to write about one or more of them making it into a great ten-year-long saga”. In the Illiad the Trojan War was fought around 1200-1100 BC. The Illiad was writing by the blind poet Homer around 750 BC. Helen of Sparta was married to king Menelaus of Sparta....   [tags: Greek]

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Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley

- The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is the story of a flawed man named Victor Frankenstein who discovers the secret of life and creates the Creature. The Creature physically looks different from most humans and therefore faces many hardships. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a novel about how judgements based on appearance lead to consequences, similar to William Godwin 's belief that society ruins a person. This idea is expressed throughout the book when people are frightened by the Creature, the Creature is angry at the world, and the Creature feels lonely....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley]

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Kenilworth Castle

- On first look, Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire, England, seems more like an abandoned ruin than an information-packed historical museum. Guests mill around the ruins, feel the stones, peer out between small tower windows, and stroll across the green hill into the gardens. There are not very many guides leading tours, at least during the winter, and those “telephone-like” self-guided tours squawking in visitors’ ears at so many public museums are nonexistent. Instead, Kenilworth Castle is allowed to steep peacefully in the misty air, refreshingly under-hyped....   [tags: Tourism ]

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A Closer Look at the Myths of Cities in Ancient West Asia

- A Closer Look at the Myths of Cities in Ancient West Asia The Mesopotamia cities of Uruk and Ur are cities of sacred and monumental images. These cities of Mesopotamia have unique characteristics, which go into the design of these two cities. Monumental organization and planning was carried out only in the centers and complexes of Mesopotamian cities. These centers were laid out using axial planning (rectangular arrangements). These huge centers contrast strikingly with the most important parts of the cities, which were not planned at all....   [tags: Papers]

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The Origins and Development of Nottingham Castle

- The Origins and Development of Nottingham Castle The castle now looks as if it is now a place for tourism. Many of the original walls and buildings have been either taken away, destroyed or are hard to find. From where the original foundations were there are now; a playground, shop, museum and mansion house. Also there are gardens which are taking up a lot of the original space. From a distance the castle itself looks like a mansion on a hill will parts of a wall surrounding it....   [tags: Papers]

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An Analysis of Singing to Wolves

- An Analysis of “Singing to Wolves” The poem, “Singing to Wolves” is a modern poem, that tries to explain to the reader how wonderful solitude is, but also considers it’s negative side, with the example of a lonely girl. The poem starts off with a brief encounter into the history of Wales, and talks about the Llanthony monks, who the reader is told were unloved by the Welsh, and thus driven to a lonely life in the wilderness. By reading this poem, it seems as though being unloved is a popular reason for solitude....   [tags: Singing to Wolves]

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Hitlers Black Sheep

- Hitler’s passionate hate for Jewish people led to the darkest time in history, the Holocaust. Millions of innocent people become victims at the hands of Hitler, Ellie Wiesel, was one of the many. Wiesel, a famous Holocaust survival, wrote about his experience as a prisoner in Auschwitz. He endeared several years of physical and mental torment. In his time as a prisoner he questioned his faith in God exclaiming, “ I’ve got more faith in Hitler than in anyone else. He’s the only one who’s kept his promises” (Wiesel 77)....   [tags: worst leaders in history, Jewish genocide]

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Legacies in Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley and When I Consider How My Light Is Spent by John Milto

- ... It is first important to mention that the author of this poem, John Milton, suffered from glaucoma and eventually went blind. Due to this information, it can be implied that Milton’s gradual loss of sight was a source of inspiration for this sonnet and that Milton is the speaker of the poem. Therefore the word “light” (Milton, 1) can metaphorically take on multiple meanings such as his talent (as it is the light that he brings to the world) or his vision (as one goes blind the world becomes increasingly darker and the ability to see light decreases)....   [tags: poems, after death, god]

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A Bruised Self Image: An Analysis of Conflict in John Keats' "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles"

- John Keats' "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" is a sonnet written upon visiting the British Museum, subsequent to the country's purchase of marble statues that had originally been part of the Parthenon in Athens. The poem contains a web of underlying tensions and conflicts that are evident in both the words and imagery of the poem. However, unlike other sonnets in which conflict is often resolved by the end, this sonnet leaves a lasting feeling of despair which sheds light on the internal strife embodied within the speaker himself....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Existence of Absence in Keats' "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles for the First Time"

- In his sonnet "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles for the First Time," John Keats presents a series of various forms of conflict and tension. Most prominent is the poet's sense of his own fleeting existence juxtaposed with the eternity of the Greek marble sculptures and, perhaps, with the timelessness of art in general. However, there is another, more subtle tension between what is in existence, and what is not, an absence which paradoxically manifests as a form of existence in itself. The presence of this conflict within the sonnet shows Keats's self-coined Negative Capability, the ability to be in "uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason" (Keats 863)...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Themes Found in The Black Cat, The Premature Burial, and The Cask of Amontillado

- The three stories have one thing in common: they all portray the theme of horror, burial and death. In all the three stories, there is an element of burial; in The Black Cat, the man decides to bury his wife behind one of the walls of his house after accidentally killing her. His intention of burying his wife behind the wall is to prevent the police from accusing him of murder. In The Premature Burial, the narrator is afraid of being buried alive due to his condition but unfortunately, he confirms his worst fear: being buried alive....   [tags: horror, burial, death, victim]

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The Context Of 1timothy 2 : 9-15 Women And Men Of The Church

- Three Worlds in the Context of 1Timothy 2: 9-15 Women and men of the Church have needed teachers and interpreters of the Bible all the way back to the early anno domini or A.D.; the ancient city of Ephesus in present day Turkey was no different. The Apostle Paul and disciple Timothy had strong influences with Ephesus at the time and unique relationships with their Church. We will explore the background of the apostle Paul and the meanings behind how and why 1Timothy came to be written. Once we establish what the culture and mindset of this ancient people group we will also go in depth into several issues regarding women’s behavior and what level of authority they held in the Church as shown...   [tags: Christianity, New Testament, Ephesus]

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The Hangman's Horror: Roger, Sadism, and Psychopathy in Lord of the Flies

- ... Roger’s arm was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins” (Golding 56). Roger throws the rocks at Henry aiming to miss, unable to bring himself yet to actually throw the stones at Henry to deliberately hurt him, a playground bully not fully committed to his cause. He understands that there is a boundary that he cannot cross, the “taboo of the old life,” almost like a shield around Henry that stops Roger from actually hurting him, the invisible but still there and still influential “protection of parents and school and policemen and the law,” and Roger’s mind and his arm were “conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins...   [tags: William Golding's novel, story analysis]

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ASI Hits Dirt After Following a Seer's Dream of Gold in India

- Just 23 days after the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) began digging to locate the much-hyped 1,000 tonnes of gold buried inside Raja Rao Ram Baksh Singh fort in Daundia Khera in Unnao district, Uttar Pradesh, India, ended on Monday, November 11. The ASI started the excavation to find gold after a local seer claimed that the Raja had appeared in his dream and told him that 1,000 tonnes of gold lay buried under the ruins of the fort. Myths and legends abound in the nondescript hamlet of Daundia Khera in Unnao district, Uttar Pradesh, India, about a hypothetical hoard of gold, buried beneath the ruins of a 19th century fort - the treasure hidden by a local landlord Raja Rao Ram Baksh...   [tags: gold, buried, excavation]

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The End of the World Means an Economic Boost for Mexico

- The human race is obsessed with its own demise. We are mesmerized by tragic events, particularly natural disasters like tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes. There is not a country in the world that has not experienced some catastrophic natural disaster. In 2011 alone, there was Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, another earthquake in New Zealand, the twister outbreak in the US, and massive flooding in Australia, all which contributed to making 2011 “one of the costliest years for natural disasters” (Llanos, 2011)....   [tags: Mexico]

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Analysis of Thomas Jefferson's From Notes on the State of Virginia

- In “From Notes on the State of Virginia,” Thomas Jefferson includes some proposed alterations to the Virginia Laws and discusses some differences between blacks and whites. First, he describes one of the proposed revisions regarding slavery: All slaves born after the enactment of the alteration will be freed; they will live with their parents till a certain age, then be nurtured at public disbursement and sent out of state to form their own colonies such that intermarrying and conflicts can be avoided between blacks and whites....   [tags: use of argumentative strategies]

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A Further Look Into The Downfall of Othello by William Shakespeare

- A Further Look Into The Downfall of Othello Othello, a play written by William Shakespeare in approximately 1603, focuses on two opposite characters named Othello and Iago. Othello is a respectable army general who tragically dies in the end. The readers believe that his flaw is jealousy, which ruins his calm and makes him believe Iago, a character nobody should trust. The antagonist of the play, Iago, is a cunning liar who lies and tricks almost every other characters in the play to ruin and manipulate Othello....   [tags: lago, races, elizabethan era]

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Tally, an Astonishing Character in the Book Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

- ... Only someone that was dedicated to become pretty would take risks of such grand consequences. Tally was a risk taker because she didn't know if she was going to survive or if she would even become pretty when going to the Smoke, yet she did it and she put her life in risk. Not to mention, that she took these risks while being manipulated by Dr.Cable. Even though most of Tally's risks happened at the Smoke or at the journey those weren't the only times. David took major risks during the invasion of the Smoke, yet Tally took risks throughout the beginning middle and end of the story....   [tags: Pretty, Dystopia, Risk]

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Analysis Of ' The Self Pity Briony ' By Briony Tallis

- Briony Tallis is a character that has to have the world and its occupants in line with her wishes. By having these high expectations, she sets herself up for failure when people fail to live up to her assumptions of them. This causes her to give a bias and unreliable retelling of her life through the novel Atonement. The self-pity Briony generates for herself drives many of her relationships to breaking point and beyond, therefor she changes the characters, like herself, Cecilia and Robbie, to fit how she sees them not necessarily how they really were....   [tags: Novel, Life, Tallis Scholars, Real life]

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We Must Take Responsibility For The Outcome Of Your Actions

- To be accountable, means to take responsibility for the outcome of your actions. Yet every day of the week, a story can be found about someone who transgresses an ethical, moral, legal or professional code without any repercussions. Life can be unfair and not always wrap up every ending nicely in a bow of fairness or justice. However, the Prophet Muhammad warns that on the day of judgement, everyone will be questioned by Allah, and everyone will be held accountable for every single deed done. Therefore, those who do wrong, will in fact pay....   [tags: Qur'an, Muhammad, Prophets of Islam, Allah]

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Impact Of The Fallen Warrior From The Temple Of Aphaia

- Impact of the Fallen Warrior from the Temple of Aphaia Ancient Greece has set the tone for the standard of how great sculptures were crafted. Therefore, a classic example of this form is the Fallen Warrior from the East Pediment, taken from the ruins of the temple of Aphaia. With its mythology and architectural styles, Ancient Greece has undoubtedly changed the way sculptures were made and still inspires many artists to this day. So, one would ask, how did Ancient Greek sculptures like the Fallen Warriors impact art as a whole....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Parthenon, Archaic Greece]

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Bienvenidos! Welcome to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.

- Bienvenidos. Welcome to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. On this land in the southwestern region of the United States of America, you will be fascinated by the cultural amalgamation of Native American, Hispanic, and Mexican culture. And here you do not learn cultures in just museums; you get the chance to explore the landscape and meet people and make the experience truly YOURS. And it doesn’t matter if you don’t speak Spanish. New Mexico is divided into six different regions: The Northwest, the Northcentral, the Northeast, The southwest, The southeast, and the Central region....   [tags: Travel]

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Should Morality Be Broken Down Into Two Basic Systems

- In video games, morality can be broken down into two basic systems, the Scale System and the Multiple Achievement Path System (Whittle 33). The Scale system, which is the most common, applies positive and negative values to decisions and adds them to a single axis scale with two poles as indicators of moral stance, which generally represent two mutually exclusive philosophies. The scale is mostly used as a meter for “good” and “evil” actions (35). The second system is slightly more complex. In MAPS, values are added to multiple single axis scales, where the scale with the highest value indicates the players tendencies in moral situations ()....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Moral, Player character]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Thanksgiving Of Tacloban '

- Thanksgiving in Tacloban As soon as I graduated boot camp, I encountered two perspectives about the United States military. I was flying back home from recruit training when a man wearing a cowboy hat and a Texas collared shirt gave up his first class seat to me, thanking me for the service I had only started. I was shocked, but accepted his offer when he insisted it was alright. I arrived in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport alone, grabbing my belongings in sea bags so that I could grab a taxi to see my family....   [tags: United States Marine Corps, Marine, Royal Marines]

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Examining the Villainous Characters of Shakespeare's King Lear

- King Lear by William Shakespeare is one of the ionic plays that depict behavior of mankind as either good or bad. As one of the earliest plays to show cast good vs. evil, King Lear paved the way for other such symbolic plays to written. Goneril, Regan, and Edmund, three of the characters from Shakespeare’s King Lear, are symbols of evil with in human society to its greatest entity. These three are the most highlighted villains in the play. A villain is a bad or evil person, usually the antagonist of the play....   [tags: king lear]

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The Contribution of the Kushan Empire to Buddhism

- The material world constantly changes according to the natural law of impermanent. History had shown that while one civilization perished, another develops. However, for some disappeared civilization, vast information remained intact, while other buried in ruins or even no trace is left behind. It is essential to note that without past there would not be possible for current and future. Therefore, history is very important. According to David Hume: History is not only a valuable part of knowledge, but opens the door to many other parts, and affords materials to most of the sciences....   [tags: Kushan Empire]

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Life in the Trenches of World War I

- From early in the war, in May of 1914, Blunden recalled his experience in the trenches of France. Structured with sandbag walls, the Old British Line in which the men were stationed was only a frail comfort, as the trenches were often only one row deep with no additional protection against debris caused by artillery shells. Communication between the between the front line and the Old British Line was provided some covered by through the Cover Trench, although Prior’s account of returning from The Island, the front line, states that he had to pause every two minutes to lay in a ditch along the road to avoid the infamous German machine guns....   [tags: Edmund Blunden's Undertones of War]

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Analysis of The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot

- ... (19-24) Eliot is comparing England’s post WWI culture to the cultures described in these sections of the Bible. Eliot is saying that the culture is lifeless, and falling to “darkness.” He is saying that people can’t prosper as long as the culture is this way in the lines, “What branches grow out of this stony rubbish?”(19-20). One of the reasons that the culture was stagnant is because the populace of England was in a kind of “shock” from the brutality of the First World War. Eliot portrays this in “The Burial of The Dead,” Unreal City, Under the brown fog of a winter dawn, A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many, I had not thought death had undone so many....   [tags: poem analysis]

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Attempting to Clarify the Mystery of Eating Disorders

- Eating disorders are hard concepts to grasp. They are not only a mystery to those who do not suffer from their pain, but also to those who have lived with them for many years. These disorders have affected countless amounts of young women throughout the world and they continue to ruins lives, ruin families, and ruin souls everywhere. Many bystanders to these diseases wonder this: “What in this world is preposterous enough to tear women apart so completely that they feel like turning to eating disorders is their only way to escape?” Every single day, we are unknowingly exposed to one of the main causes of eating disorders....   [tags: media, habits, pressure]

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How The Military Must Achieve On Daily Bases

- On Time Being on time in the military is in many ways the most important factor the military must achieve on a daily bases. There are several reasons why being on time is important and why it is up to each individual soldier to manage their time appropriately so that they are on time for their mission. A life, a group of people, a village, or even a country could be depending on the job getting done on time. As soldiers we are all given different jobs to carry out, and every job we have contributes in some shape or form to the accomplishment of the mission....   [tags: Soldier, Military, Army, Armed forces]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Kindertransport '

- The Destructors takes place in what was left of London after the German bombings during WWII. Much of the city had been destroyed, yet somewhere between the ruins remained a relic of London’s former glory. Dubbed “Old Misery” by the “Wormsley Common Gang” this enchanting house becomes the victim of demented destruction. Some might see some sort of irony or deeper meaning in the destruction of this grand estate, however all I see is a bunch of juvenile delinquents with no adult supervision running around a dilapidated London doing whatever they please....   [tags: Gang, Criminology, Crime, English-language films]

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Why Cell Phones Should Be Banned From School

- Another reason why cell phones should be banned from school is that, using them during class not only hurts you, but the students around too. When a student uses their cell phone during class, the student sitting next to him/her is most likely to lose their focus because of the noise their cell phone makes. According to the research done by Lammer Chad, almost one-third of students in class found cell phones used by their classmate to be distracting. It is difficult to learn in a room that is full of distraction because the vibration of the phone or any sound in the background attracts the other person....   [tags: Mobile phone, Education, Distraction]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Queens Quarter’s is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the center of St. Croix; however, it also has its drawbacks. For example, it has nearly everything a resident might want, such as beautiful, picturesque Caribbean sceneries, proximity to shopping, and many of the cultural centers on island, such as the performing arts theater. Nevertheless, the roads can be some of the most dangerous on the island of St. Croix. This is especially true of the streets late at night....   [tags: St. Croix]

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Jericho- The Oldest Town in the World

- INTRODUCTION Jericho, or “The oldest town in the world” as it has been referred to, is best known for the biblical account of the fall of the walls of Jericho. Though there are other accounts of Jericho mentioned in the Bible, such as the curse that was placed on Jericho , and the parable of the Good Samaritan, the most popular and most debated biblical account of Jericho is the fall of the Jericho walls. Did the great fortress surrounding Jericho really fall. The purpose of this paper is to explore the history, geography, and theology of ancient Israel in order to determine that the ancient walls of Jericho really fell....   [tags: biblical, walls of Jericho, fall]

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Germany: The Aftermath of World War II

- Germany Post War World War II caused many problems for Germany. After the war, Germany had to rebuild and clean up many towns as well as perform many tasks instructed by the Allies . Many German citizen's loved ones died causing grievances within the country. The people of Germany wanted to reconstruct there country because it was in ruins. However the Allies split their country making two governments. This split caused many changes in the German government. Germany was required to take many steps to rebuild after World War II....   [tags: immigration, allies, marshall plan, NATO]

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Salomé Ureña de Henríquez: A Country's Inspiration.

- ... In 1880 she married Francisco Henríquez y Carvajal, which was an admirer of hers for some time before, and shared her interest in politics, and scholastic ideas of Eugenio Maria de Hostos. They procreated four children: Francisco, Max, Pedro, and Camila, all became well known in the literary world. After she married, her poetry output diminished as she focused on her responsibilities as an educator, a mother and a wife, but also her poems became more sentimental and intimate. This can be seen in the poems El el Nacimineto de mi Primogenito (In the Birth of my First Born), Angustias (Agonies), and Tristesas (Sorrows), the last two dedicated to her husband while he was studying medicine in...   [tags: Dominican Republic poets]

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The Greed for Money in Higher Education

- With all due respect to the policy commission board. In the column of your highest rank, as a senior college student, I will be mentioning some problems and most important crisis that today’s higher education is facing. Hundreds and thousands of books have been published and going to be published in the future that shed light on the crisis of higher education, but did any of these books change the higher education the way we look today. College is as old as this country is, and been around for about centuries now, and the higher education crisis goes back all the way from searching for Utopia to present day....   [tags: corporatization, curriculum, commercialism]

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The Cold War During World War II

- A hot war Leads to a Cold war Following World War II in 1945, many parts of Europe were left in ruins. The economies of warring nations were destroyed, and many civilians suffered terribly. Despite their cooperation during World War II, a difference of beliefs between the United States and the Soviet Union, which had begun during the Russian Revolution in 1917, reemerged as World War II came to an end. The Cold War was a non-violent conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union that turned out to last for almost fifty years after the Second World War....   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, Cold War, Eastern Bloc]

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The Declaration Of Independence, The Founding Father

- When writing the Declaration of Independence, the founding father did not acknowledge the notion where there could have been multiculturalism, verifying that when writing about equality for all, it was specifically meant for only white individuals, regardless of status and wealth. Although the Declaration of Independence appeals to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, it was only offered for white citizens, excluding women, Native American Indians, and African Americans. Alongside equality dispute, beliefs, interests, attitudes, and overall lifestyle choices also divided the nation....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Meth Is All Over Where I Live

- Meth is all over where I live, but I have never had experience with it personally. While watching all the video clips, I now understand why so many people are addicted and what fuels their need for the drug. Unfortunately, meth grabs ahold of people and helps them ruin their lives. The lose jobs, become homeless, lose their families, get their children taken away, commit crimes, have run in with the cops, and even die. But that’s what we see on the outside, meth also ruins the users brain and thought process....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Thought, Psychology]

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