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Men as Scapegoats in The Manchurian Candidate

- Men as Scapegoats in The Manchurian Candidate “Every compulsively brutal blow… from the hands of that young man who… could not begin to reach her understanding or her feeling had beaten a deep distaste and contempt for all men since her father” (59). Many times it takes the force of a catalyst to induce malicious or immoral behavior in a person. When a certain event takes place in one’s life where the person is forced to resent and loathe another person who was involved in ruining or hurting them in some way, this dramatically impacts the way she relates and behaves around other people....   [tags: Manchurian Candidate]

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Use of Scapegoats in The Lottery and in Our World

- An obsession exists in the world today based solely upon the use of scapegoats. According to the dictionary, a scapegoat consists of a person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place. Some of the most influential scapegoats consist of Jesus Christ taking suffering for the sins of civilization, the Jewish population being punished for the problems in Germany, and more recently the U.S. citizens who perished in 9/11 being punished for the sins of America....   [tags: The Lottery Essays]

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Scapegoats for Society

- Scapegoats for Society In the last decade or so, and especially since the shootings in Columbine and various other schools, people have been up in arms about violence and sex in movies, television, music and video games. New restrictions have been put on most of these media forms, or at the very least, old restrictions are enforced more rigidly. Rating systems have been put into effect for television and video games, and warnings have been put on music that sometimes isn’t even all that offensive....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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Morant and Handcock as Murderers or Scapegoats of the Empire

- Morant and Handcock as Murderers or Scapegoats of the Empire The legend that Morant and Handcock were Australians wronged by the British army is, indeed, a legend.[1] As commented by Australian historian Dr Craig Wilcox, Australia’s only soldiers ever to have been shot by a firing squad following a court martial, Lieutenants Harry ‘The Breaker’ Morant and Peter Joseph Handcock were justly dealt with. The myth regarding the harsh, unjust treatment of both men and the association between the Morant legend and Australian nationalism is seemingly naïve and doubtful....   [tags: Papers]

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Nazi Germany and the Annihilation of the Jews

- During the World War II, Germany was in the middle of the conflict as the state that unleashed it. Many countries were involved in this war, from North Sea to the Black Sea and Nazi Germany conquered and enslaved different countries. Ideology of NSDAP was prevailing and the fascism was spreading throughout the Europe, bringing chaos, destruction and fear among Europeans. However, when some people feared German power and conquer of their state as a result, others were seriously worried about their life....   [tags: scapegoats, behavior, murder, killings]

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Analysis of Rene Girard's The Scapegoat

- "Difference that exists outside the system is terrifying because it reveals the truth of the system, its relativity, its fragility and its mortality" pronounces Rene Girard in The Scapegoat (108). This idea illustrates the need of man to separate himself from his peers and to create divisions in his mind. Girard claims that men desire uniformity and differences while ideas that prove the contrary are one of the most destructive forces in a crowd. Crowds and divisions are formed on the basis of people grouping themselves together creating in their minds the situation of "Us and Them"....   [tags: the scapegoat]

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Society’s Most Recent Scapegoat: Video Gaming

- Rebellious, violent behavior in youth is often treated simplistically – whether Elvis Presley’s latest hits, the programs airing on Saturday night television, or the newest film playing in theaters were popular amongst children and young adults, the blame for unfavorable behavior has always had its scapegoat. One of the most recent additions to society’s scapegoats is video gaming. Whether the objective of a given game is to fight crime or cause it, the morality of video games is often questioned and scrutinized by analysts and citizens alike....   [tags: Video Gaming]

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Joseph, Job, And Abraham As A Scapegoat

- Girard presents the stories of Joseph, Job, and Abraham as examples of the scapegoat mechanism in his writings. Joseph grows up with twelve brothers who resent that their father treats Joseph as the favorite son. Joseph is victimized by his brothers as a result of Jacob’s favoritism and they sell him into slavery in Egypt. This demonstration of non physical violence towards Joseph characterizes him as a scapegoat. The sacrificial victim is chosen from a perceived injustice caused by the brothers’ fears and desires for respect and is intended to bring temporary reconciliation for what is regarded as inequity amongst brothers In Egypt, Joseph gains a reputation for his dream interpretation....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Binding of Isaac]

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Oedipus: The Scapegoat or The Murderer?

- In the Sophocles play, “Oedipus Rex,” discrepancy between whether Oedipus is the main culprit for murdering King Laius or if Oedipus has become the scapegoat for the cause of the city’s plague that took many lives. The murder of King Laius strikes the interest of many readers and therefore creating the discussion of who would be a culprit for the crime. One side of the argument shows the Greek Gods set a curse upon Oedipus making his destiny one of wrongful conviction for a murderous crime. On the argument’s opposing side the goddesses determine Oedipus’s fate will be to murder his own father unknowingly on his way to becoming King of Thebes....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Video Games: A Contemporary Scapegoat

- From character to character, the brutal kills range from ripping out spines to slicing the opponents straight in half to chopping off foe's arms. They were all just obeying the thunderous voice rumbling, "Finish him!" This is Mortal Kombat – one of, if not the, most popular fighting game franchises ever created. At its conception in 1992, it was hit with a hard wall of controversy for its heavy use of gore and the general fear it would influence children to reenact these so-called “fatalities” in real life....   [tags: Video Game Violence]

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Video Games and Violence: Cause, or Scapegoat?

- It seems like everything coming out about video games is bad. A student tried to kill his fellow classmates, and he was an avid Call of Duty player. A study has been released that proves that playing video games will turn you into a criminal. The many benefits of games and gaming, such as their possible applications to education and their ability to tell more complex stories than other forms of media, are almost universally ignored. I know better, though. Between the lifetime I’ve spent playing and loving video games, and the articles I’ve found, I can tell you that video games do not cause violent behavior or thoughts....   [tags: Video Games]

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America 's Scapegoat : Hip Hop

- America’s Scapegoat Hip hop has not only become one of the most listened musical genres in the past decades, but it has also become the top among young American’s. “Of all the radio musical styles available in the BIGinsight database, Hip-Hoppers skew the youngest. In fact, the second youngest audience, Alternative fans, is almost three years older on average. Almost two thirds of the audience is between the ages of 18-34. Very few are over the age of 65. If this is the youngest format audience, it stands to reason that the members of the audience have made the least progress in pursuit of a career – and that is why it comes in dead last among format groups in terms of annual household inc...   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Afrika Bambaataa]

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Oedipus as Scapegoat in Oedipus the King

- Oedipus as Scapegoat in Oedipus the King        The great psychologist-philosopher Carl Jung was briefly a student of Freud. Because Jung felt that Freud's approach to psychoanalysis was by far too narrow, he broke off from his teachings, and made significant contributions to mythological criticism. Jung's greatest contribution was his theory of archetypes. His proposal of archetypes argues that there is one original pattern or model of all things of the same type. According to Jung, beneath the personal unconscious is a collective unconscious that is in the psychic inheritance of all humans....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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Societies Scapegoat

- Societies Scapegoat Youth crimes are on a continual rise. It seems that everyday violent offenders keep getting younger and more aggressive. We turn on the news only to hear that a ten year old mugged,shot,stabbed,beat or blew up one of his peers. With crimes on the rise involving children, people begin to look for a cause. Society, when looking for a scapegoat, becomes worse than a blood thirsty lynch mob at a witch trial. Usually the most obvious source of violence within a home is the television....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lee Harvey Oswald: Killer or Scapegoat?

- Lee Harvey Oswald: Killer or Scapegoat. On November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, "the Crime of the Century" took place. President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dealey Plaza while touring through the city in his open-roof limousine. After the shots were fired, police began looking for suspects. One hour after the shooting, Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for murdering a police officer. One hour after that he was charged with killing the President. Was Lee Harvey Oswald the real killer, or was he merely the scapegoat hired by some agency outside of the United States, to take the blame....   [tags: history]

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The Fear of the Noose in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- ... Even as it is a lie Tituba will do whatever it takes to save her. “I want to open myself. I saw Sarah Good, Goody Osburn, and Bridget Bishop with the devil. (Abigail 48)”. Abigail too has seen the fear and of the noose as she starts to tell lies and put others in danger. Throughout the story accusation becomes the main part of witchery as well as the noose. Just to save oneself trouble has to be brought upon other. As seen the noose brings out one’s inner fear, capable enough to make a pure soul lie in order to be saved....   [tags: witcher, honestry, truth, scapegoat]

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Satire in Jonathan Swift´s Gulliver's Travels

- In the early eighteenth-century, Irish writer Jonathan Swift produced one of the most printed novels known to date. The novel, Gulliver’s Travels, not only received recognition for being reprinted an immense amount of time, but also for the satire found within the novel. Swift intended his novel to be used as a scapegoat in which he would reveal his opinion on the English society. Swift was able to demonstrate this satire through the four part plot of Gulliver’s Travels. Each part of the novel told the journey of the protagonist and focal character, Lemuel Gulliver, to an unknown island....   [tags: scapegoat, journey, humanity, satire]

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Video Games: A Scapegoat for Youth Violence

- Americans have been blaming violent forms of entertainment since colonial times. From dime novels to music, to movies to television shows. The most recent medium are video games. Aided by crime-saturated news reports, a lot of people are convinced that video game violence transfers to real-life youth crimes like the school massacres. They think that violent video games make people violent, but that is not the case. Violent people play violent video games. Not everyone who plays video games are violent, but those who already are violent will play them as an outlet for their frustration and rage....   [tags: Sociology]

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Violent Video Games: Society’s New Scapegoat

- Do modern video games contribute to the increasing level of violence that we see around us. Can we really attribute the shootings and bombings we see on the news to the increased violence and realism of video games. Every day, people are exposed to violence through the TV shows and movies they watch, the video games they play, and national media networks who bombard us with graphic information portraying violent and hard-hitting global events. To top it all off, the media frequently loves to make outrageous claims that video games either “inspired” or “trained” the culprits of many of these violent acts....   [tags: Video Games, sociology, psychology, social comment]

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Animal Farm: The Three Things a Dictator Needs to Succeed

- A dictator is an authoritarian, often totalitarian ruler who assumes sole power over his state. They have an extraordinary amount of personal power, especially the power to make laws without effective restraint by a legislative assembly. Dictators need many essential elements to succeed. There are three elements that the dictator, Napoleon has in the society in Animal Farm. The three essential elements that a dictator needs to succeed are loyal supporters, followers who are ignorant, and a scapegoat....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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The Crucible By William Shakespeare

- In the play The Crucible, the use of scapegoats is rampant; the main use is to place blame onto others to deflect blame from themselves or to help reach a goal. Those that don’t agree with the majority or have differing ideas are outcasts and easily made scapegoats. Many of the scapegoats in the play can attribute the blame they receive to the antagonist, Abigail Williams. In the play three people are scapegoats because of Abigail, the Parris’ servant Tituba, the Proctor’s servant Mary Warren, and Elizabeth Proctor the wife of John Proctor....   [tags: The Crucible, Elizabeth Proctor]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- In a period of a four short months, at least twenty members of the Salem, Massachusetts community died or were killed for exhibiting behavior that was considered an abomination to God. In the years following the aftermath of the Salem Witch trials, many people wondered how innocent people could die without anyone taking a stand. What would cause people to respond so irrationally. If it had not been for a small group of girls acting foolishly many families would have been spared from the tragic realities of unjustified and unfair deaths....   [tags: behavior, abomination, witch hunting]

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Playing the Blame Game

- When facing hardship, it is only natural to look to external forces to explain internal strife; this reaction is prevalent across virtually every gender, class, race, and nationality. This tendency to ascribe blame holds true in communities worldwide, including three in Latin America – Peru, Argentina, and Nicaragua. In Peru, the minority community of Peru’s nikkei has been held responsible for Peruvian strife. Immigrants in Argentina have been treated as scapegoats for problems in the Argentinean economy....   [tags: Sociology ]

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The Practice of Scapegoating

- When a crisis appears, it is common practice to not only blame, but also punish someone for a malefaction committed by another. No matter the circumstance, it will not be the last occurrence. The practice of scapegoating has followed humankind since its creation in biblical times. When a guiltless party is blamed for a misdeed, the religious practice of scapegoating has been adopted, whether it is for social, political, or medical reasons. The term of “scapegoat” first appears in the Christian Bible in Levictus, Chapter 16....   [tags: Human Nature, Human History, Blame]

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The Social And Political Structures That Influences Our Society 's Fear Of Change

- Queston # 5: In her 5th paragraph, Farrell discusses our fear of change. How does this fear of change connect to the practice of scapegoating. Identify some social scapegoats of the last century. For what were they blamed and why. Who represents the “forces of the new” today. I think we all tend to blame something or somebody when things turn out badly; however, what happens when such blame involves an innocent subject. And the reason behind it is because of fear of the unknown future—a.k.a change....   [tags: Family, Sociology, Scapegoating, Marriage]

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Anti-Semitism in the Modern World

- Currently people know what anti-Semitism is and how it affected our history in events such as the Holocaust and Inquisition, but how many people know if anti-Semitism exists in the modern world. Even if people do know this, can they answer where and why. Why do people often avoid learning about other people’s cultures and beliefs. According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary anti-Semitism is, “Hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group.” Anti-Semitism has existed in the world since the time of the ancient Roman Empire, and has been evident in events such as the Inquisition and Holocaust....   [tags: Jews, Jewish]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Throughout The Crucible, author Arthur Miller uses dramatic conflict, metaphor, imagery, descriptive staging instructions, biblical allusion and a variety of other representational techniques to illuminate and develop the issues surrounding people and politics throughout the play. Such issues include the characterisation and portrayal of those in power; the driving motivations of a range of characters; the means through which characters achieve and maintain power; and how the role of power differences in relationships between characters....   [tags: The Crucible, Elizabeth Proctor]

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Family Dynamics : A Dysfunctional Family

- Family dynamics are the relations between family members as well as the unpredictable interactions that can occur within a family. Every family has its own dynamic. There are so many things to judge when you think of family: there is the order of their birth, siblings that tend to fight, or the single child in a family. It all seems to become apparent through the years. There are four main roles a dysfunctional family. There are Hero, Scapegoat, Lost Child, and Clown/mascot. Realizing that you were a part of a dysfunctional family will certainly aid you in understanding how and why you act the way you do, as well as give you reason to appreciate and view your family differently....   [tags: Family, Psychology, Mental health]

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Teachers Are Striking For Save Public Education By Amy B. Dean

- Teachers have always been a tremendous asset to the growth of society and the growth of the future generations to come. They are the individuals who help guide the next generation, in fact, they are the ones that influence the way they think and behave about the world they live in. Therefore, they should be taken more seriously and more appreciated for the work that they do. For the past few years teachers have been looked down upon, due to the rise of strikes that have been occurring throughout the country....   [tags: Education, Standardized test, Teacher, Rhetoric]

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Witchcraft : The Demonology Of King James

- Witchcraft in early Scotland The Demonology of King James I paired with the influence of the protestant church and their 5th general assembly can be linked to the outpour of what has been labeled as witchcraft in early Scotland. King James I created an uproar in early Scotland with his publication of the Demonology paired with his involvement with the Berwick witch trials. Written in 1597 (Charles, 111-12) and containing primarily delineations of the witchcraft trials King James’ Demonology also gave many other sources which all dealt with that which was considered taboo or ungodly during the given time....   [tags: Witchcraft, Witch-hunt, Salem witch trials, Magic]

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Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery and Ursula Le Guin’s The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

- Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” and Ursula Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” have long been considered some of the greatest short stories of the twentieth century. They have been compared and contrasted for many years because of the presence of a common major theme: happiness in a community because of a single scapegoat, whether it is the same person or a different one from time to time. Although we can look at the main idea in the story and simply say that both Jackson and Le Guin are feeding us the same primary message, the authors’ approach to the scapegoat thought, the reactions of the fictional populations, and the conclusion that we should identify in each st...   [tags: The Lottery Essays]

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Bubonic Plague : An Infectious Disease

- The bubonic plague as disease bacteriological bacterium Yersinia pestis extended by microscope. Bubonic plague is an infectious disease that affects both animals and humans, and is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis . It is considered one of the zoonoses recognized more ancient and more virulent, and potentially lethal bacterial diseases. This occurs when an infected flea bites a person or when materials contaminated with Y. pestis enter through a cut in the skin. Patients develop swollen, tender and swollen lymph nodes (called buboes), they have a fever, headache, chills, and feeling weak....   [tags: Black Death, Yersinia pestis, Bubonic plague]

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German Support of Nazi Rule

- “Looking back over the period of Nazi rule, this much can be said with a measure of certainty: German society as a whole did not oppose the regime’s anti-Jewish initiatives.” It is hard to believe that a whole society for the most part could be influenced by one man and his rule. Hitler was a very charismatic man who influenced thousands of Germans against their fellow German-Jews. Many were friends, neighbors, some could have even been family by marriage. The anti-semitism took over the society suddenly, laws were created against the Jews....   [tags: German History ]

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Video Games: Beneficial or Harmful

- Today's technological society consists of mass media, instant communication, and an infinite multitude of entertainment. Video games are mainly described under the last category, entertainment. Gaming is enjoyed by all ages whether it be a child in elementary school or a well-grown adult in their 40's. Genres of video games range from drama to action, to mystery, to puzzle, and the list just goes on forever—much like how movies and novels are. Margaret Rouse from Whatis.com defines gaming as the "the running of specialized applications known as electronic games, especially on machines designed for such programs." A person who indulges into the video game industry is basically a "gamer" (Ro...   [tags: technology, behavior, sociology]

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The Hunger Games: Annotated Bibliography

- Yamato, Jen. Burning Questions.“The Hunger Games and Real World Parallels: “Can kids all become Katniss Everdeen”. Movie Line. March 13, 2012. Web. May 04, 2012 This article in a whole went into depth on can kids be like Katniss in their behavior. The article also compared the government of in the Hunger Games to the government in reality. Kids are already showing signs of sci-fi behavior. The movie and the book can influence the generation greatly. The Hunger Games can motivate kids to become rebels of this generation....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]

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The Term Folk Devils

- The role of a folk devil is to create a moral panic. These folk devils are publicised which leads the people themselves to adapt another persona, in some cases a sense of pride, but ultimately leads to public outcry for affirmative action to be taken by the police and eventually the government. Folk devils are the first stage and the subject of moral panics. The term “folk devil” was coined by Stanley Cohen in his “Folk Devils and Moral Panics”. He used it to describe a person or group of people who were used as scapegoats for the current issues of society....   [tags: public influence, moral panic, police]

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Causes of the Holocaust

- Causes of the Holocaust The Holocaust took place for a number of reasons some of which were long term and others short term. The main reasons are; for centuries Germany had been an anti-Semitic country Jews were used as scapegoats for German problems. Also centuries of Nazi persecution caused the Holocaust in particular 1933 -1939 as well as Adolf Hitler and his racist views which influenced thousands of Germans. The Main reason for the holocaust happening was that Germany had been anti-Semitic for many centuries, and during those centuries the anti-Semitism had gradually got worse....   [tags: Papers]

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Change in the Essays of Maxine Hong Kingston, Cornell West, and Kofi Annan

- The weather, the news, the morning commute, the stock exchange, all change on a daily basis, but people don’t get all flustered about them compared to the changes in politics, country affairs, culture, and society which become overwhelming and shocking to people. The overwhelming transformations that people cannot stop are believed to have a negative effect on their way of life. People are so content with the way they are living that they do not want this adjustment to happen, even though it will come eventually....   [tags: Cultural, Social, Change]

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Analysis Of ' Keystone ' An Economy Of Desperation '

- For the last nineteen years I have been sleeping, breathing, and surviving in a world surrounded by confusion and uncertainty toward the importance of our environment to the individual; my subjective being is the first barrier breach, and from there I can try to express the insecurities, explanations, and concerns propagated by environmental degradation, so to call it. And with pleasure I wrote “Keystone: an Economy of Desperation” a premise that analyzes human behavior within our primordial environment, and our willingness to conscious accept unconscious as a mode of living uninterrupted by our own destruction, be it global or individual....   [tags: Natural environment, Human, Black people]

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The Historical Bible Of The Civil Rights Movement

- This slim volume, referred to by Martin Luther King as "the historical bible of the Civil Rights movement," makes a compelling case that the Jim Crow system of racial legislation that dominated the South was not a natural outgrowth of slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, or even Redemption, but rather a haphazard creation of Southern whites in the last decade of the nineteenth century. Woodward begin his series of lectures by nothing that, although an early form of Jim Crow-type legislation could be found in the cities of the antebellum North ("One of the strangest things about the career of Jim Crow was that the system was born in the North and reached an advanced age before moving South...   [tags: Southern United States, African American]

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The Foreigner: A Sacrifice for Society’s Unity

- It lurks outside the city walls, striking fear into the hearts of the community and the people band together united in opposition to this abomination. What is this figure that grips an entire city with fear enough to bind them together. This would be the foreigner, or the representation of the foreign figure. By foreigner, I am not specifically referring to a person from a foreign place, but instead I refer to the idea of a foreign character that dominates all societies throughout history. Every community has a fable, or person that embodies all their fears and imperfections within society....   [tags: The Wolf Man, The Dialogue of the Dogs]

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The Death Of The Roman Empire

- Different from the Decian persecutions, Valerian wanted to take out the Christian church by simply banning it’s activities altogether. Beginning with the first edict he ordered, the church’s property and religious ceremonies were to be seized by the imperial officials and any religious ceremonies that would have been halted, or if continued, members would have most likely been arrested and sent to trial. This has been implied through the later rescript of toleration that Gallienus would eventually put out to the empire....   [tags: Roman Empire, Christianity, Decius]

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Master Harold and the boys - Inclusion in the Curriculum Essay

- Master Harold and the boys - Inclusion in the Curriculum Essay In his masterpiece "Master Harold" and the boys, Athol Fugard has journeyed deep into sensitive issues including racism and growing up, without sacrificing the high technical standard that often distinguishes great theatre. The poignant and enlightening journey that is Fugard's piece undoubtedly deserves inclusion in any English curriculum, with the work's characterization, themes, conflicts and motifs all earning this distinction. With only three characters sharing dialogue and one of these playing a minor role, detailed characterization is a highlight of "Master Harold and the boys....   [tags: Drama]

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The Push and Pull of Shanghai, China

- This essay will discuss the issue of migration. Migration is movement by humans from one place to another. There are two types of migration, it is immigration and emigration. Immigration is movement by people into the country and emigration is movement by humans, who want two leave countries voluntary or involuntary. Economic, religious, education social and problems are reasons of migration. Mankind often migrates to modern, rich, multicultural countries, towns with high economy and good standard of living such as Prague, Germany, London, Los-Angeles, New York and shanghai....   [tags: economy, job, education]

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Country vs. City for Raising a Family

- Stereotypes exist everywhere in our world whether we wish it or not. They show biases that are personally or culturally held. Stereotypes are based on false assumptions. One stereotype, “The country is better than the city for bringing up children,” will be examined in this essay. Catch phrases, which stick in a person’s mind, are often employed. Such phrases as “Hometown USA” or “starting fresh” may be associated with this particular stereotype. There are three main levels of influence for stereotypes....   [tags: stereotypes, school, culture]

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Aurthur Miller's "The Crucible" and McCarthyism

- The message in which Miller writes teaches teenagers about what life was like in the centuries before their time, and what some of the themes in those times were; which are also parallel to what happened during Miller’s lifetime, in the era of McCarthyism, as it does in today’s social and political problems. All three of these eras have intolerance, hysteria, reputation, and empowerment woven throughout them. This is one of the reasons they are connected to each other. Teenagers learn many different things from The Crucible’s message, including the Puritans’ intolerance to anybody who did not follow their religion to a tee, or anybody who they considered “different” from themselves....   [tags: Aurthur Miller, Crucible, McCarthyism,]

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The Democratic Republic of Congo

- “Congo has become a never-ending nightmare, one of the bloodiest conflicts since World War II, with more than five million dead.”(The World’s Worst War). Between the years of 1998 and 2003, the Democratic Republic of the Congo was engaged in a war (Second Congo War). This was a war over mineral resources used in the global economy (Global Ministries). The Congo has large amounts of valuable diamonds, coltan, tin, copper, and cassiterite (Global Ministries), and is considered to be one of the richest countries in the world regarding its natural resources (Democratic Republic of the Congo)....   [tags: safeguards, rwanda and uganda ]

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Plagues And Diseases

- Plagues and Diseases Plague. A word that has struck fear in the hearts of man since the earliest of times. It has also lead to some of the greatest historical events and stories of our time. The ancient cities of Rome and Athens, in their downfall, were finished off by pestilence. The Bubonic Plague, also known as The Black Death, devastated Europe in the 14th century, starting a new age. The great warrior Ivan the Terrible was stricken with disease, and driven mad. During the "exploration" of the new world, Cortes's greatest ally against the Aztecs was smallpox....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Persecuction of Christians

- Persecuction of Christians Christians today form a happy and integral part of society. They have through history suffered greatly along the way. The most significant and remembered of these were the persecutions endured by the Christians at the hands of Ancient Rome. This Roman Persecution of Christians began in the second half of the 1st Century and continued sporadically until the religion gained official status in 313- under the Emperor Constantine The Great....   [tags: Christianity History Religion Rome]

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The Effects Of Lynching On The Southern United States During The 19th Century

- Lynching was rampant in the southern United States during the late 19th century. In 1891 alone, Chicago Tribune reports indicate that 169 black Americans were lynched by white mobs, a brutal increase from the 39 occurrences in 1883 (Wells 2). Of the 800 black Americans who were lynched between 1882-1891, a span of only 10 years, few were culprits of an actual crime, even fewer were investigated or backed up by evidence, all were carried out by “unauthorized citizens,” and none involved police interference (1, 2)....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race]

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Allegorical Comparision of Lord of the Flies and World War II

- World War II was an event that rocked the world. The Nazi party of Germany shocked the world with it's ideology. Adolf Hitler also stunned with his oratory skills and how quickly he seized power in Europe. William Golding's Lord of the Flies was published in 1950, written in a time when the world was recovering from the second World War. The novel was released at a time where the horrors of Nazi Germany and Hitler were still fresh in the minds of people all over the earth. It is highly speculated that Golding, a member of The Royal Navy during WWI, wrote Lord of the Flies as an allegorical interpretation of what occurred during those times: Hitler, his rise to power, the treatment of the Jew...   [tags: Hitler, the Night of Broken Glass]

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The Lottery, By Janet M. Ball 's Analysis Of Shirley Jackson

- An author’s contributions to the world of literature are many times welcomed as a brilliant piece of work or a genius accomplishment. However, during the life of Shirley Jackson, her stories were many times received poorly due to their dark nature or their pedestrian humor. Even her most famous work, “The Lottery”, was met with outrage and criticism by Americans and literary critics. During her time, horror and humor were seen as minor writings that no one took much notice of. In Janet M. Ball’s analysis of Shirley Jackson, she states that, “Because Jackson chose to handle unusual topics, such as psychosis and ghostly apparitions, some literary critics relegated her to minor status.” (1)....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Literature, Horror fiction]

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The Declaration Of Being Healed From A Defiling Skin Disease

- Intro The declaration of being healed from a defiling skin disease in the Ancient Israel times was something that had to be done by the priest. Using Leviticus 14:4-7 throughout this exegetical essay, this topic will be deconstructed and discussed in the form of them, us and me. It tells of the process that had to take place before being declared healed, what this means to us as a community and how this relates to me personally. Them Having a defiling skin disease meant that the person had to be completely isolated from the community, friends and family....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, God, Cedar]

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The Persecution Of The Muslims And The Barbarians Of Europe

- Prosecution of one’s religion is to be expected of any follower of a newly created faith; whether it be the Jews in Egypt or the barbarians of Europe, if the religion is not the norm for the majority it will lead to bigotry and brutality. The Christian faith was no different, the largest empire at the time stuck down the religion’s leader, Jesus, and also subjected his followers to religious intolerance and misunderstandings. As early as 64 A.D. the followers of Christ begin to feel the pressure of their faith, Emperor Nero, who failed to properly addresses the concerns of his empire begin shifting the blame to the Christians....   [tags: Roman Empire, Christianity, Ancient Rome, Nero]

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Plato's Idea of the Emergence of Tyranny from Democracy

- What are tyrants, one might ask. In the current sense of the word a tyrant is pejorative term, applied to an individual in power who is selfish and self preserving. A tyrant is an immoral being, ruling over those around him through force, a tax on the freedom of those he subjugates. Yet the question that one should be asking is where do tyrants come from. Plato proposed that tyrants are a product of democracy, that the liberty inherent to a democracy allows the self interested to manipulate the system(generally through appealing to the population at large) causing a system with little liberty....   [tags: the republic]

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Combating Cancer: Prosecution and Defense in Bob Kaufman’s “Hollywood.”

- In the 1950s, American culture was at its most unstable – societal values were in flux, and artistic movements were struggling to validate themselves. The Beat generation – a group of ambitious poets – took it upon themselves to fight for liberation from censorship and expose the inconsistency between idealization and realism regarding American society. Most importantly, this group of men and women fought through many tribulations to abolish “art for arts sake,” and to create an artistic culture that made an impact....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust: The Nuremburg Laws

- The Jews were specifically singled out to be killed by the Nazi’s. The Nazi’s also killed gypsies, homosexuals, etc. but the Nazi’s were trying to completely erase the “race” of Jews. According to Six Million Crucifixions most Germans had been raised to just naturally hate Jews and blame them (“The Holocaust”). Hitler blamed the Jews for everything, including losing World War I, and most people saw them as being different so they singled them out and blamed them for all chaos that happened in Germany (“The Holocaust”)....   [tags: gypsies, homosexuals, jews]

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Analysis of Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

- In, Farewell to Manzanar, a memoir, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston details her experience at the Japanese internment camps during WWII and the lasting effect that it had on her as well as the hundreds of thousands of other Japanese-Americans that were imprisoned at the camps. Throughout history there has been examples of times when evil acts have been justified because it took place during a time of mass terror and hysteria. During WWII, this became especially true, with so many countries attacking one another, races and groups began to blame each other for their problems....   [tags: camps, hysteria, evil, masses]

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Social Inequality : An Unequal Distribution Of Resources

- Social inequality can be easily defined as, “an unequal distribution of resources” (Symbaluk & Bereska, 2013, p. 93). Although it is easy to define, being aware of it in everyday life is a more difficult task. Social inequality can take many forms based on race, ethnicity, and gender and can be seen everywhere in society from school, the workplace, to government. It can be difficult to notice social inequality because stereotypes are ingrained into society and often affect the subconscious. Class stratification also enables people to scapegoat minorities by saying they have no merit to society rather than society has put up barriers to stop them from achieving merit....   [tags: Higher education, Sociology]

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Adolf Hitler And The Greatest Military Leader

- Terrible Tyrants Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Macbeth all had an unquestionable authority over an entire nation. They had ruthless ambition which drove them to do anything to become the ultimate leader. The comparison between all of them is undeniable. Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Macbeth were motivated by their ambition, they manipulated people, and they abused their power once they got it, and they betrayed people. Adolf Hitler gained his power in German Politics as leader of The National Socialist German Workers Party also called by the Nazi Party, which is the mostly known name....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Nazism, Nazi Germany, Nazi Party]

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The Causes of World War II

- From the Treaty of Versailles, to the rise of Hitler, and the failure of the League of Nations, there were many causes that lead up to World War II. World War I left Germany with many shortfalls, thus leaving them in the hands of the Treaty of Versailles. Rather unfair of a Treaty, this left Germany once again looking for another way out. A country resented by many had no other choice but to feel optimistic toward Adolph Hitlers empty promises… making it substantially simple for him to gain power so quick....   [tags: American History, World War Two, politics, Nazis]

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Nazi's Development of the Dolchstoßlegende Myth

- What started as a passing comment by Sir Neill Malcolm in 1919 soon escalated into something that ‘laid the ground for one of the most damaging legacies left to the Weimar Republic’ (Feuchtwanger 1995: 9). The myth was consequently hijacked and used to the ends of three different groups over the course of the next 15 years, resulting in three differing versions of the legend. In order to discuss the myth, it is necessary to identify the revolutionaries mentioned. This will be done by looking at each version of the myth....   [tags: German History]

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Supporting Israel: Recent Rise of Anti-Semitism

- ... A third branch comes from an economic stance because Jews are believed to poses financial power and in that way take over the world. A fourth branch is a racial stance; they take their focus of from religion and turn to hating the Jewish race in general. The fifth branch is political, because Jews are believed to seek national and/or world power. Currently the biggest fight against anti-Semitism is held in universities across the country. In the journal, Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israel in Western Schools, Manfred Gerstenfeld explains that in recent years there has been an “increasing analysis of anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic events as well as biased academic teaching on American campuses”...   [tags: importance of supporting Israel, Christian Zionism]

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Anti-semitism And Sartre

- In Sartre's Anti-Semite and Jew, he makes reference to the notion that anti-Semitism arises not against individual Jews, but against the " idea of the Jew." That is to say that the Jew is recognized only as a member of a group associated with fear and disgust, not as an individual capable of being anything but the stereotype of the Jew. I agree with Sartre's theory as I have seen first hand the disgust associated with being Jewish. The Jew is judged not by his action or words but simply by the fact that he is a Jew, and the preconceived idea of what this means....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Prejudice and Discrimination in "Crash"

- While the film “Crash” has several complex characters with storylines that all become interconnected in various ways, the movie is predominantly about how prejudice plays into people’s everyday lives and how such prejudice usually has negative implications. The characters in the film all had their own prejudices, or attitudes judging others in negative ways, which set the stage for discrimination, stereotypes, racism, and scapegoats. Thus, one can see how prejudice plays such a pivotal role in people’s relations with each other....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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Leave Violent VIdeo Games Alone

- Do violent video games really cause violent acts, or are video games just easy targets to pin the blame on. In recent years several scientists, college professors, politicians, and journalists have pointed their fingers towards video games, specifically the ones rated M for Mature as the cause of violence (murder, rape, beatings) in today’s society, especially among the youth. The main reason they accuse electronic games is because the perpetrators of these malicious acts interacted with video games one way or another....   [tags: violent acts, crime, video game industries]

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What Does Anti Semitism Mean?

- What does anti-semitism mean. Anti-semitism means the hatred of Jewish people. Anti-semitism has not just been around for the last one hundred years. Since the medieval times, the Jewish people have witnessed unfair treatment and received hatred. Many laws were passed to isolate and persecute Jews in the medieval period (The Holocaust Explained). Christians saw the Jewish people as a threat. The laws passed did not allow any Jew to own land (The Holocaust Explained). Because of being prohibited to own land, they could not become farmers....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust]

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Religion Is A Common Institution

- Religion is a common institution throughout the ancient world, but no other state like the Roman republic had instituted a polytheistic collective towards multiple religions. The Roman state took multiple gods for their own personal use, especially influenced by gods and goddess they deemed worthy of worship. For example, the Greek Hermes became the Roman Mercury, and the Greek Demeter, Ceres. Eventually, a complete amalgamation of Greek and Roman religion occurred, giving the Romans and the Greeks essentially the same ‘‘Greco-Roman’’ religion....   [tags: Roman Empire, Christianity, Rome, Ancient Rome]

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The Propaganda Machine

- George Orwell was the pen name for Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), who growing up in London was aware of some of the atrocities people lived through during a time of war. Orwell who had worked for the British military police, disliked the cruelties of the imperial system, and had distrust for a tyrannical government. He blends various components that are representative of the regimes and philosophies of Stalin, Mussolini, and Hitler in his novel, 1984. This novel provides a look inside the life of a man living in a totalitarian future society in which individuals had no rights of free speech, free publication, free association, or the right to form political parties....   [tags: American Literature]

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Injustice in Ancient Greece

- Myths have been present in societies around the world since humans have been able to think. Not only did ancient people use myths to explain the world, but myths were also used to convey the culture of a society. The characters in myths play a key role in depicting the values and beliefs of people from that time. In Homer’s famed tale The Odyssey, the portrayal of women brings to light the misogyny in Ancient Greece and exposes Odysseus as a flawed hero. The Greeks scorn and blame women for Odysseus’ actions in order to maintain his image as an admirable hero....   [tags: Mythology, Odysseus]

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Importance of Actions and Skills of Hitler and the Nazi Movement to Winning Support

- Importance of Actions and Skills of Hitler and the Nazi Movement to Winning Support In 1932 the Nazis became the most popular German party ever with 37 per cent of the vote. It can be argued that this happened thanks to the context that the Party was surrounded by, therefore the world economic depression and the failings of the Weimar government. However, in many ways, the Nazi's contributed to their own success determining a change in the voting behaviour. After 1929, the Great Depression acted as a catalyst, igniting the German people's anger towards the Weimar Republic and causing a rise in membership and support for Hitler's party....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing the McCarthy Hearings and McCarthyism with The Crucible Witch Trials

- The Contrast of the Salem Witch Hunts and McCarthy Hearings Does history repeat itself. Lots of people think that the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s are a repeat of history from the Salem witch-hunts of 1692. All of the accusations were false, and also fictitious. The main reason people were blamed was so that ones who were condemning would receive their own personal gain. Both parties (McCarthy and the girls in Salem) accused people to make themselves look better to others and gain respect. They both gained respect from others, which was something they did not have a lot of, especially the girls of Salem, Massachusetts....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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The Effect of the Great Depression on Hitler's Power

- The Effect of the Great Depression on Hitler's Power There is no simple answer as to why Hitler became chancellor in January 1933. There are a number of causal factors which all contributed to his rise into power. Any of the factors, on its own, however, would not have resulted in his appointment. They are all linked in a web of causation and if any of the factors were missing, Hitler would not have been appointed chancellor. Of the factors I would say that the Great Depression was the most important....   [tags: Papers]

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The Rites of Spring by Modris Eksteins

- Modris Eksteins presented a tour-de-force interpretation of the political, social and cultural climate of the early twentieth century. His sources were not merely the more traditional sources of the historian: political, military and economic accounts; rather, he drew from the rich, heady brew of art, music, dance, literature and philosophy as well. Eksteins examined ways in which life influenced, imitated, and even became art. Eksteins argues that life and art, as well as death, became so intermeshed as to be indistinguishable from one another....   [tags: Eksteins Rites Spring]

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Corruption of Power in Animal Farm

- The statement, “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely”, simply means that the more power one has – the more control one has over people – then the more corrupt it is possible for that person to become. This statement is certainly correct if the person with the power has certain proclivities towards corruption. There are many examples in the book, “Animal Farm”, by George Orwell, of power corrupting those in charge because they had these tendencies. In the story, the most powerful animals are the two pigs, Napoleon and, to a lesser degree, Snowball....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Salem Witch Trials V. The McCarthy Hearings

- The McCarthy Hearings are referred to as "witch-hunts" because of their similarity to the Salem witch trials. The McCarthy hearings are trials in which Senator Joe McCarthy accuses government employees of being Communists. He exaggerates and exploits the evidence and ruins many reputations just as the girls do in the Salem witch trials. The accused, in both cases, are used as scapegoats for society’s problems and the only way to escape direct punishment is to admit to guilt.            Joseph McCarthy and the girls from Salem begin to accuse people of being either Communists or witches to obtain, something they crave, power....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Solution to America's Violence Problem

- The Solution to America's Violence Problem Violence in America is becoming more of a concern to everyone in our nation. Among the traditional scapegoats are media desensitization, broken homes and the always popular presence of guns in America. I do believe that the problem is one that should be solved, but I do not think that the proper solution is one that is given enough consideration: Not a high enough presence of guns in the hands of the law abiding citizens in America. It is widely believed that without guns, humans would not be able to kill their fellow man....   [tags: Papers]

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The Houlocaust: Linking Past to Present

- The Houlocaust Linking Past to Present The Holocaust was an extremely awful thing that should have never happened. But what were the causes of it. You’re probably wondering why I ask. Well, after I noticed the tremendous amount of innocent children involved, these questions presented themselves. People, have been stereotyping and assuming too much of people. This is why a lot of social problems come to be. Some people (namely the Nazis) can be harsh and they arrogantly need a scapegoat for some of their actions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Psychological Theories of Prejudice

- Psychological Theories of Prejudice The first experiment I would like to look at is Adorno et al (1950). In this experiment Adorno hypothesised that a child's personality especially their level of prejudice came from the way in which they were raised by their parents. Adorno argued that if children were brought up in an authoritarian environment, where the children were not allowed to express themselves they would aim there anger towards other parties. Adorno calculated that the most likely targets or scapegoats for this pent up aggression would be weaker minority groups, and would use these minorities as an ego-defensive prop....   [tags: Papers]

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Salem Witch Trials

- As flawed people, achieving perfection is an impossible task. Yet, despite this inevitability, individuals strive for perfection only to reveal and witness imperfections. The Puritan lifestyle attempted to achieve this unattainable mission by setting strict morals upon the people of Salem, Massachusetts, however they struggled to do so. Salem faced a major change as a result of the Puritan ambition. Because of their thought on the ideal community as a straitlaced society, those who portrayed an imperfect model were to be isolated....   [tags: Puritans]

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