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Use of Humor and Language Techniques in Monbiot's Article "Modest Proposal for Youth Scourge"

- In the article “Modest Proposal for Youth Scourge”, we see George Monbiot expressing his opinion about young people. Monbiot is making fun of those in society who want to go to extreme methods to keep youth out of public places - by using emotive and figurative language, tone and humour. At the beginning of the article, particularly in the first paragraph, you believe that Monbiot is serious about the topic. But by the end of the second paragraph, you begin to suspect that Monbiot is using humour and taking the subject of the text as a joke....   [tags: Modest Proposal for Youth Scourge]

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The Scourge of Terrorism

- The quest for peace, happiness, and tranquility are the ultimate desires of all humans. A placid emotional state that is individually subjective. Individuals have a right to pursue the happiness they desire. And yet strife, injustice, want, and oppression are what most individuals on earth experience, to varying degrees. These iniquities spawn increasing acts of terrorism and are characteristic of a variety of despondent groups. Will terrorism be a world-wide scourge in the 21st century. What interaction is there between terrorists and the television media....   [tags: war on terror, terrorist attacks, september 11]

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The White Scourge By Neil Foley

- The Divided Nation Agriculture has been one of the driving motors of this nation, since the foundation of the Thirteen Colonies, passing through the civil war arriving to our modern era, agricultures has been a crucial pillar of the success of this nation; Agriculture has shaped not only the economic roots of this nation, it has also shaped the racial ideology of what the of America is today; in a certain way, we can trace a few centuries back the origins of most of the racial problems that exist today in the country to the agricultural fields....   [tags: United States, Race, Black people]

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The White Scourge By Neil Foley

- The Divided Nation Agriculture has been one of the driving motors of this nation, since the foundation of the Thirteen Colonies, passing through the civil war arriving to our modern era, agricultures has been a crucial pillar of the success of this nation; Agriculture has shaped not only the economic roots of this nation, it has also shaped the racial ideology of what the of America is today; in a certain way, we can trace a few centuries back the origins of most of the racial problems that exist today in the country to the agricultural fields....   [tags: United States, Black people, Race]

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Smallpox: The Multi-Millennium Scourge

- Smallpox: The Multi-Millennium Scourge The Encyclopedia Britannica defines scourge as a cause of wide or great affliction. Scourge has been use synonymously to describe the immense devastation the smallpox disease has had on mankind throughout history. Smallpox once plagued the entire world until the primitive inoculation methods used in southwest Asia (injecting puss and inhaling grounded scabs) proved to be highly effective with the recovery of infected people, thus reducing the overall mortality rate and preventing the further spread of the disease....   [tags: viral infection, weaponization, outbreak]

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Caste System, The Scourge of Indian Civilization

- Caste system has been the scourge of Indian civilization and culture. The battle against this oppressive and inhuman is older than even some of the great religions of the world. The first warrior to wage against this system was probably Gautam Buddha who waged the war against this inhuman system in 6th century B.C. No doubt, Buddha was able to put some dents in the system, but after the Nirvana of Buddha, the system once again rose like a phoenix and gained strength to crush humanity. In fact, the system has proved to be the most agile and resilient against the liberal human traditions....   [tags: indian culture, religion]

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History as Scourge

- History as Scourge How truly the wisest of men used to assert that the souls of despots, if revealed, would show wounds and mutilations – weals left on the spirit, like lash-marks on a body, by cruelty, lust, and malevolence. Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome. Penguin Group. Translation by Michael Grant, 1996 ed. Pg. 202 Tacitus wielded his history like a scourge, excoriating the corruption of emperors and populous alike, attempting to revise the fictions of earlier histories and chart the decay of Roman values and virtue in the early Empire....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Child Soldiers: A Worldwide Scourge by Jo Becker

- Needless to say writing is a crucial part to our everyday lives. Writing takes part in many of our daily activities from reading the news on our phones as we order our morning coffee, to the book you read before you nod off for the evening, from the e-mails and facebook messages you send to co-workers friends and family, to the essays you write for classes you are in. The numerous different devices you can use to portray yourself are endless and allow for seamless opportunities to segue in and out of your thoughts and opinions....   [tags: justice, authoritative tone, writing]

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The Peace For Peace And Save Mankind From The Scourge Of War

- I. Introduction The purpose for which it was created the UN is to preserve world peace and save mankind from the scourge of war. However, the drafters of the Charter did not give the organization the attributes necessary to achieve their role fully. The above was found in the following years when it became apparent that the good will and the desire for peace were not sufficient to curb international conflicts. In such a situation the UN established the peace-keeping Operations (PKO´s). According to the doctrine Capston, from 1948 to date, have been carried out more than sixty of peace-keeping operations....   [tags: United Nations, Peacekeeping, Peace]

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Acid Rain: Scourge From The Skies

- Acid Rain: Scourge from the Skies “North Americans have been smelting ore and burning fossil fuels for generations. In the past, the gases went up ordinary chimneys or small smoke stacks, to descend upon near by areas and pollute them,” states author, Robert Collins. Almost everyone knows what acid rain is and has a vague idea of the consequences that exist as a cause of it. Most people however do not realize the severity of acid rain. The essay “Acid Rain: Scourge from the Skies” by Robert Collins was very effective in showing the true severity of acid rain....   [tags: essays research papers]

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U.s. Scourge Spreads South Of The Border

- U.S. SCOURGE SPREADS SOUTH OF THE BORDER In a recent newspaper article written in the San Diego Union Tribune called “U.S. Scourge Spreads South.” A very disturbing fact was opening drug doors just south of our own community, which is why I chose to do an in depth study of the easiness of drug purchase in our southern neighbor. It's not new news but a overwhelming growth in the usage of drugs, especially Rohypnol. “The Mexican border town called Tijuana across from San Diego, California, once was a famous as a playground for drunken sailors and college students....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture

- The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture On his 2000 studio album, "American III," Johnny Cash sang in a resigned voice, "I got a crib full of corn, and a turnin' plow/ But the ground's to wet for the hopper now/ Got a cultivator and a double tree/ A leather line for the hull and gee/ Let the thunder roll and the lighting flash/ I'm doing alright for Country Trash."* Raised on a cotton farm in Dyess, Arkansas, Cash articulated a racialized class divide not simply among whites and African Americans, but among whites, themselves....   [tags: United States History Johnny Cash Essays]

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Road Rage: The Scourge Of Americas Roadways

- Topic: Road RageGeneral Purpose: To convinceSpecific Purpose: To convince the audience to combat "road rage" by increasing driver awarenessThesis Statement: "Road rage" caused by aggressive driving tendencies is a growing epidemic affecting today's roadways, but there is a solution.Ethos: Include myself in my statements.Pathos: Audience should feel horrified at the consequences of road rage.Logos: Cite statistics and research resources.IntroductionI. How many of you have ever been in a motor vehicle....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Edward "Blackbeard" Teach The Man Who Scourged the Seas

- Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard the Pirate, was the most infamous man to set sail on the Caribbean Sea. Thought to be the devil himself by many sailors, he was the admiral of four ships and over one hundred and forty men. Teach was feared as the devil for multiple reasons, but the major fact that applied to this was his appearance. There is minimal information about Teach’s early life, but it has been presumed that he was born in Bristol, England in 1680. He may have also been a merchant seaman before his pirating career....   [tags: pirates, history]

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Racism : The Land Of The American Dream

- The United States, the land of the opportunity, of hope, the land of the American dream, but also the land of racism. Along the dark chapters of American History, racism has been the darkest and most tremendous problem in American society, which is clearly not a behavior of the past. Donald Trump, is the Republican candidate for the American presidency. Trump has made horrendous declarations that incite the white supremacy, Donald makes them feel that white people are omnipotent. The stupidity of Trump is just a reflection of the culture of America....   [tags: Race, White people, Black people]

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Holy Light with a Side of Addiction, Please

- A tall, slender man dressed in red and purple plate mail, gripped the short sword and heavy metal shield strapped to his back, and held them at the ready as he watched a beast known only as Beauty charge forward toward both him and his allies. With a few words of magic, the blond haired Blood Elf threw what looked to be a golden replica of his shield and it bounced off of Beauty and onto two of her little magma spewing puppies, snapping their attention to him., as the third puppy ran in fear by the magic of one his Orc allies....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Interpreting Two Articles Detailing a Study of Kelp Genes

- The article, Kelp genes reveal effects of subantarctic sea ice during the Last Glacial Maximum, describes an experiment designed to measure the extent of sea ice in the Southern Hemisphere during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). Prior to this study, palaeogeographers had had yet to decisively determine the extent of sea ice in the southern hemisphere during the LGM, so this experiment greatly contributed to the progress of the palaeogeographic field. The authors of this article also notably pioneered a new method of study in this field; they were the first palaeogeographers to examine modern genetic data in order to draw conclusions about the past conditions and climate of the southern hemisp...   [tags: Environment]

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Funny Short Story

- The Scourge Of The Galaxy The pretty researcher walked up to the shack where he supposedly lived. Wendy had heard many stories about the scourge, but she had never seen him for herself. He was a local legend, and she had decided to do her thesis on this obese male. She knocked on the cheap wood door of the shanty, and the door fell off. Wendy anxiously tried to pick the door up, but before she could pick it up, a high-pitched bark came from the dark corridor of the hut. “It’s alright, girlie....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Epic Tale Redwall

- Redwall is an epic tale that begins at Redwall Abbey where Matthias, a young male mouse, is preparing for a great feast. With the help of his friend, Brother Alf (his full name is Mordalfus), he catches a fully-grown grayling. The grayling is then prepared to be the main course of the feast, for many from far and wide, including the Churchmouse family, from Saint Ninians Church. Unfortunately, evil is coming their way..... "Cluny the Scourge" a giant rat, many times larger than any other, with only a left eye -- his right eye lost in a battle long past -- carries a pole topped with a ferret's skull, and uses his immense tail as a whip, with a poisoned barb fitted to its tip....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Qualities of a Leader in Beowulf and Sir Gawain the Green Knight

- ... This epic poem is unmatched in that it is the lone survivor of an English genre; it also was a transitional tale that transformed Pagan ideals into Christian ones as a result Christianization, which began in 597 A.D. Beowulf begins with a history of the Kings of the Spear-Danes, beginning with Shield Sheafson. Shield Sheafson, arrived by sea alone, “likely that as a child all Shield brought with him only a sheaf” (pg.41 footnote2)1. Sheafson, described as the “scourge of many tribes, a wrecker of mead benches…terror of hall-troops” (l.4-6)1....   [tags: sacrificing, reverence, solitude, omnipotence]

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Dimmesdale’s Moral Tragedy in the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Dimmesdale’s Moral Tragedy The Ten Commandments plainly say you, "'Shall not commit adultery.” In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s historical story, The Scarlet Letter, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, bares the most brutal effects of such sin. This is due to several reasons. The most observable reason for his eventual breakdown is the fact that he keeps his sin a secret. Arthur Dimmesdale's sin was the same as Hester's, except Arthur, through his own disagreeable actions, leaves himself in a position to either ignore the community's idea that he is a pure and Godly man or to trick them....   [tags: exposed breast, secret, feelings]

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Types Of Game For People Of Different Ages

- With today 's advanced technology, people can find their pleasure through different entertainments which satisfy their needs. One of them is to play games with people around the globe. It is called Online Game. An Online Game is a kind of game played through a computer 's network. This network is usually the Internet or any identical technologies. There are so many types of game for people of different ages to play with. Online Games include game with complex graphics and virtual worlds where many players can associate with others....   [tags: Game, Play, Player, Games]

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The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- “A bloody scourge…rigorously, and until his knees trembled beneath him, as an act of penance.” (Hawthorne, 141) In the Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Minister Dimmesdale starved himself, whipped himself, and tortured himself to get rid of the guilt caused by his sin with Hester Prynne. Hawthorne describes the minister’s guilt as the evil that anchored him down and shows how Dimmesdale tortures himself but can never get rid of it. His guilt came from many things. First was his guilt for committing the crime with Hester Prynne....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Guilt]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter many critics dispute whose story is being told: Arthur Dimmesdale or Hester Prynne. The female heroism portrayed by Hester inundates the novel as opposed to the Reverend who internalizes his pain and tries to comprehend the enigmatic behaviors of the human psyche. Hawthorne utilizes the double persona of Dimmesdale to represent the character attempting to attain his goal of heavenly status yet succumbing to the manifestation of his guilt. Hawthorne inculcates the beginning of the novel with Hester as the heroine of the plot, however as Dimmesdale’s journey is further elaborated on it can be conceived that his struggle is that of a tragic hero; he s...   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Drug Dealing: Nearing Its End?

- The drug scourge facing the Americas has spread and created disaster, but in the end, it might come to an end through legalization. It is critical to examine several key components to fully understand how drug cartels, specifically South American, work and how there is the possibility of stopping this grand diffusion that has mostly taken place in this last half century. The inner workings of the cartels are complex and essential to their success and spread. Part of the process is how drugs get shipped to different parts of the world....   [tags: Drugs & Alcohol]

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HIV Epidemic in Uganda

- Question 1 HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) epidemic in Uganda Uganda, an East African country south of the Sahara has been battling with the HIV pandemic as far back as the 1990s when 18.5% of Ugandans were infected at its peak (Foundation, 2012). Currently, out of a population of 33.6 million people, 1.5 million are living with AIDs, at a prevalence rate of 7.2% among those aged between 15-49 years. Of the ones infected, 190,000 are children (UNAIDS, 2012). In the mid nineties and until recently, the prevalence of HIV started to gradually drop reaching 6.4% owing to the government policies of the ‘ABC’s i.e....   [tags: treatment, sex, infections]

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A Face-off

- The forsaken, Thinmint, wanders through the Horde capital atop his massive blue drake, robes draped over his exposed, rotting bones, sneering as best as he can with no lips at any low-levels who give him a second glance. He waits to carry his allies through another encounter with Azeroth's finest foes by channeling divine energy to heal their wounds, but to feed his personal vendetta against the world of the living, not out of the goodness of his now useless heart. This is the character I have chosen to play through the highest content of World of Warcraft, but does he express my real world identity in this virtual space effectively....   [tags: ThinMint, Warcraft, The Forsaken]

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Obama’s Marxist Agenda

- President Obama’s approval ratings continue to tank and the black clouds of recession remains over the economy. Curiously, however, he spends much of his time trolling for bottom feeders by dropping his progressive net into the murky, stagnate, backwaters of network television in an effort to shore up his base. He is in his element schmoozing with daytime and late-night talk shows laughing it up with lightweight liberals. Running the Ship of State aground or demeaning the Office of the Presidency does not appear to be a big deal to the community organizer from the left-side of Chicago....   [tags: Politics]

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The Temperance Movement

- Temperance Movement What was the purpose of the Temperance Movement and Prohibition on alcohol. The Temperance Movement was an anti-alcohol movement. The Temperance Movement took place back in the early 20th century. The Christian abolitionists who fought slavery also prayed to the same God to end the scourge of alcohol. The purpose of the Temperance Movement was to try to abolish alcohol in the early 1900’s. “’We Sang Rock of Ages‘: Frances Willard Battles Alcohol in the late 19th Century” (Willard)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Alcohol]

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Romantic Concepts in the Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter is about the Hester Prynne, a woman who was married, but got pregnant while the husband was away. This causes the town to ostracize her, especially because she does not reveal the identity of the baby's father. Then, Hester's husband comes back to town and tries to weed out the priest who has been the father the whole time, and make him sick with guilt. This book has many Romantic concepts throughout. The importance of the individual and the significance of nature are both very Romantic ideas that are strewn all throughout The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: romanticism, nature, adultery]

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Late Middle Ages: The Bubonic Plague

- ... Numerous social orders affected by an episode of infection use their vitality on survival instead of arithmetic, science, and writing. Europe was hit with the bubonic plague, a dangerous sickness which slaughtered roughly twenty-five million individuals. With this substantial reduction in populace, subjects fell into neediness as unemployment rates took off and swelling developed. With the infection quickly spreading, natives were no more concerned with adapting, but instead their individual survival....   [tags: poor health hygiene, plague, diseases]

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The Usage of Opposites in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- The sun and the moon have nothing in common with each other and nor do the Capulets and the Montagues. The usage of opposites in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is to illustrate the Capulets’ and the Montagues’ polarity. Opposites involving love and hate strongly reveal to the reader how different the Capulets and the Montagues are. Juliet realizes how she is supposed to hate Romeo when she says “My only love sprung from my only hate!” in act one scene five line 138. The love and the hate is referring to Romeo, who is a Montague....   [tags: capulet, montague, sun, moon]

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The Positive Effects of the Great Plague

- ... The ‘diet’ was a cure where the patient was forbidden from eating food that created a bad smell in the human body. These cures really show us how much the people back then did not know much about the Black Death. For many, the great plague is considered a disaster, but I believe that it was indeed terrible, but necessary for some of the better changes; it brought huge economic benefits. Firstly, the peasants were able to profit. Many workers had died from the epidemic, that there were only a few people able to work....   [tags: torture, life, killed, population]

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The Passion Of The Christ

- In the film “The Passion of the Christ” by Mel Gibson the life of Jesus Christ is portrayed to the audience using his interpretation of the historical moment in which Jesus Christ was crucified. In the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John the stories recounted about the life of Jesus Christ are different, because each one was centered to the particular needs of their community. By not following the Gospels word for word Mel Gibson is able to dramatically depict the mercy, love, and salvation Jesus Christ had for the children of God....   [tags: Jesus, Crucifixion of Jesus, New Testament]

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The Influence of Shakespeare on Dumas

- The Influence of Shakespeare on Dumas Alexandre Dumas was the writer of many famous books such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Dumas was influenced by many different authors and play writers, but one significant influence on Dumas’ writing was the work of William Shakespeare. Dumas used Shakespeare’s ideas of poison and romance in his novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Experts say that one pivotal element that Dumas used in The Count of Monte Cristo that is also used in the plot of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the notion of pseudo-poison in the tale of two lovers ....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Romeo and Juliet Theme Essay

- “Romeo and Juliet” has numerous meanings. All throughout the play, the author, William Shakespeare, is constantly trying to make us, the reader, realize something. One of the key themes in Romeo and Juliet is ‘hatred leads to violence and tragedy’. All throughout the play, the hatred members of the Montague family and members of the Capulet family demonstrate towards each other continually leads to hostility. All of these incidents show us this particular theme of the play. In the very first scene in Act One, a fight breaks out in the town square between several of the workers from the Capulet family and the Montague family....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Redemption in The Story of B

- Redemption in The Story of B The Story of B portrays the spirit of revolutionary thinking through several people who originate at opposite ends of culture and discover a common cause which unites them in a single purpose. Concern for the destiny of mankind impels one man to "brace an entire culture". This man, dubbed "B" for blasphemer by the society he seeks to save, devotes his life to the instructing of selected intellectuals to fulfill the redemption of man. B, a man "bound to be killed"(114), faces rioters to deliver his message of salvation and destiny to a Catholic priest whose superiors sent him to spy on B....   [tags: Story]

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Melville's White Jacket as Public Forum on Corporal Punishment

- Melville's White Jacket as Public Forum on Corporal Punishment Author, Herman Melville utilized many of his literary works as a public forum for politics. Subsequently, the nineteenth century became a time period of great outspokenness among authors who condemned many of societies woes. Authors such as: Thoreau, Longfellow and Emerson all voiced their opposition to these tragedies. Melville wrote openly about slavery, abuse, and many other social injustices. In his novel, White Jacket, Melville wrote against corporal punishment aboard United States Naval Frigates....   [tags: Melville White Jacket Essays]

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Oedipus the King: Light vs. Dark

- Light vs. Dark in Oedipus Throughout Oedipus the King, Sophocles employs one continuous metaphor: light vs. darkness, and sight vs. blindness.  A reference to this metaphor occurs early in the play, when Oedipus falsely accuses Tiresias and Creon of conspiracy: Creon, the soul of trust, my loyal friend from the start steals against me... so hungry to overthrow me he sets this wizard on me, this scheming quack, this fortune-teller peddling lies, eyes peeled for his own profit—seer blind in his craft....   [tags: Oedipus Rex Essays]

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G.K. Chesterton's The Donkey

- G.K. Chesterton's The Donkey As discussed in earlier papers, poets use devices to help enhance their images to the reader. One device not yet discussed is a symbol. John Drury, a poet, explains a symbol as, "an image that radiates meanings" (Gioia 276). Whatever the image is that each poet chooses to use creates a different and separate from another poet's use of that same image. Also, it is possible for a reader to see a symbol in a word or object that the author had never intended. In G.K. Chesterton's, "The Donkey," the donkey is a symbol for the some of today's society view people of mixed races and how people with multiple backgrounds will have their finest "hour" (Line 13)....   [tags: Chesterton Donkey Essays]

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False Hypocrisy

- André Gilde once fittingly said, “The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity”; in other words, one blinded by power, whose actions and thoughts are a dichotomy is a true hypocrite. I agree with Gilde. A true hypocrite according to Gilde is someone who zealously enforces their thoughts and stops recognizing their deception in the process. When one ceases to perceive one’s own deception, s/he is preaching thoughts blindly; preaching thoughts blindly spurs only semblance not reality....   [tags: Tartuffe, Play Analysis]

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Hypocritical Failure

- André Gilde once fittingly said, “The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity”; in other words, one blinded by delusion, whose actions and thoughts are a dichotomy is a true hypocrite. I agree with Gilde. A true hypocrite according to Gilde is someone who zealously enforces their thoughts and stops recognizing their deception in the process. When one ceases to perceive one’s own deception, s/he is preaching thoughts blindly; preaching thoughts blindly spurs only semblance not reality....   [tags: Tartuffe. Charachet Analysis]

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Idealism and Gunther Grass

- Idealism and Gunther Grass To live in an idealistic society is one that can only be dreamed. Many people want have the “ perfect world” but do not realize that the world is not a perfect place because there are so many different personalities, cultures etc… Gunther Grass (1999 Laureate) in his Noble Lecture: “To be Continued…” explains that he himself cannot be idealistic because of family history. Second, we live in a world where poverty exists. Finally, the Nobel Prize has ties to dynamite....   [tags: Papers]

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Sin and Corruption of Puritan Society Illustrated in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Miller's The Crucible, and Bradstreet's To My Dear and Loving Hus

- Puritans may have tried to give themselves the appearance of a perfect society, but it was really just as corrupt and full of sinners as any society today. In the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Crucible by Arthur Miller and “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet, there is evidence for this. In Puritan literature, although they try to hide it, sin is very common, in that Puritans do the opposite of what they preach, but still harshly punish those who sin. Affairs are a common sin with the Puritans that cannot be kept secret, because of the Puritan stress on faithfulness and love in marriages and the negative view of divorce....   [tags: scarlet letter, the crucible, to my dear and lovin]

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What Major Events Of The 14- 16th Centuries Influence Art, Literature, Cultures, Religion And Economics

- What major event of the 14- 16th centuries could influence art, literature, cultures, religion and economics. The black plague that swept through Afro-Eurasia killing about one- third of the population. Biological issues of the Black Death included it being able to be spread in three different ways. First off, the bubonic plague was spread by fleas that then infected rats those rats lived in close quarters with humans thus the effect was mass infection resulting in death. Next, the pneumonic plague is when it was spread person to person....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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Transcendentalism- How Thoreau's "Resistance to Civil Government" Relates to Phillip Berrigan's Beliefs about Individualism

- Transcendentalism, a philosophy based on principles that reality is to be discovered by the study of the thought processes, or a philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical. Society has taken this philosophy and has implemented it as part of the daily lives of its people. Transcendentalism makes its connection to society and real life in many ways. The “Resistance to Civil Government” by Thoreau embodies what transcendentalists believed. Throughout time there have been more people like Thoreau who believed in Transcendentalism....   [tags: government]

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Othello by William Shakespeare: The Collapse of a Civilized Savage to a White Savage

- The play Othello by Shakespeare is set up in Venice, during the 1500s. At the time blacks were deemed and dehumanized due to their complexion. Non-westernized people were also seen as savages. Having one black character (Othello) in this story presupposes that there will be tension between Othello and a white male. Therefore, when Othello promotes Michael Cassio to lieutenant Iago becomes infuriated and filled with jealousy. Iago becomes enraged because he feels that he should have been the one to be promoted....   [tags: race, non-westernized people]

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The Establishment Of The United Nations ( Un ) After The Second World War

- Following the establishment of the United Nations (UN) after the Second World War, there has been ongoing debate and conflicting opinions with regard to the ability of the ‘universal international organisation’ to uphold peace and security in the international system (Muravchik 2006; Melber 2011; Ryan 2000: 1-4; Weiss and Zach 2012: 374-375). There are several scholars and professionals who argue that the UN has been – and will continue to be – a ‘central institution’ with a ‘critical role’ in the maintenance of international peace and security (Roberts and Kingsbury 1994: 9 Donlon 1996: 576)....   [tags: United Nations, United Nations Security Council]

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"Pride and Prejudice": Exploring the Chasm Between Love and Marriage in Georgian England

- “Pride and Prejudice”, is a novel which explores the huge chasm between love and marriage in Georgian England. Jane Austen’s presentation of passion and matrimony reiterates the fact that marriage is a “business arrangement”. Austen uses irony to make fun of polite society in this satire and Austen also emphasizes the point that social hierarchy dictates whom you can marry. The pressures of men and women in Georgian England are revealed through her exploration of the aristocracy’s prejudice against the middle class society in which she lived....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Suffering of Arthur Dimmesdale in "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Guilt is a very strong emotion, and it can take a merciless toll on a person. For most people, guilt is often a short-lived feeling because we confess why we feel guilty and get it off of our chests. However, this is hardly the case for Arthur Dimmesdale, the father of Hester Prynne’s child in the novel The Scarlet Letter. Dimmesdale does not confess that he has committed a sin with Hester, and for a brutal seven whole years, he withholds his guilt inside of him. Throughout all of that time, he reverts to self-punishment in the form of fasting, consecutive, sleepless vigils, and relentless studying of the Bible....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter, guilt,]

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Satirical Essay About Radical Environmentalists: Hardcore Environmental Greenies are Very Dangerous People

- My wife drives a Nissan Altima that gets 32 miles a gallon and I motor around in a Maxima that faithfully achieves 28. My spouse and I habitually recycle our paper, glass and metal county trash and keep it all separate from our town-collected “other garbage.” We conscientiously maintain our property in a neat manner and keep our shrubs and bushes trimmed and our lawn well manicured. Like the plurality of Americans, we respect the environment and try our best to protect it. A fairly funny joke goes something like this: “Yesterday it was so cold outside that I actually saw a liberal with his hand in his own pocket!” I happen to believe that hardcore “Environmental Greenies” are very dang...   [tags: satire, environmentalism, environment]

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The Effect on Clergy and the Catholic Church during the Black Death

- Little was known about the clergy during the Black Death. For a long time people believed that the Catholic Church had fled from its duty to serve the people, but that could not be further from the truth. In recent discovery it was found that greater than 50 percent of clergy were killed during the Black Death. This was not because the clergy were running away; rather, the clergy stayed and helped the people in villages, knowing the likelihood they would survive would be slim throughout this epidemic....   [tags: history, the black death, catholic church]

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Fast Food Restaurants And Food-processing Companies Are the Ghost Murderer of Society

- The study is to show how the food industry and the fast-food restaurants dictate the laws of the feeding process through the manipulation of people and governments. Nowadays, the food industry calls all the shots of the game and kills little by little the American society and the animal race. The idea is to prove this hidden reality by explaining the process of the fast food restaurants, including their organization, and prove the damages on the human body, either psychologically nor physiologically....   [tags: laws throuhg government official manipulation]

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Investigating the Role of Micro-Finance in Female Empowerment, Kawangware Division, Nairobi County

- 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background information Poverty is a universal phenomenon, that is found virtually everywhere and affect a large number of people in the globe. To this effect Thirlwall (2003:87) contributing to the poverty literature, says that ‘in poverty, there is feeling of powerlessness, vulnerability and fear because the poor is not free, he is exposed to greater risks and living on the margin of subsistence.’ That is to say, the poor have little or no significant say in the society; they are looked upon with contempt....   [tags: fighting poverty, development analysis]

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Regulating Same Sex Marriages In Kenya & Its Socio – Political Impact

- This paper seeks to draw a projectory glance to the future of same sex marriages in the Kenyan Context. Same sex relationships leave alone the marriage, is a contentious issue in the world today. The American society is the major pioneer of the enactment of the legislation that supports same sex partnerships and marriages. This mirrors the status of most developed economies. Same sex relationships in various nations world-wide especially the Muslim-religion based, consider the ideology just but a “taboo”....   [tags: relationships, lgbt, discriminiation]

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Combatting the Crime and Violence in the Inner City of Kingston, Jamaica

- ... 3. A study to find out if the NCB Foundation has inspired or facilitated the empowerment of youth in Denham Town to become better individuals within that community. 4. An assessment into the social issues facing youth of Denham Town. Literature Review: The American Psychological Association (2014) explains violence as an extreme form of aggression such as assault, rape, or murder. Violence among youth is a critical issue across the Caribbean. It has begun to receive much deserved attention in most Small Island developing states (SIDS)....   [tags: youth, ncb foundation, community]

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The Gift of Evil in The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Wearing the letter “A” on her garments meaning Adultery as another punishment. The community shunned Hester and Pearl looking at them as satans work. Hester believes that she should remain in Boston since that were her crime of adultery was committed making it as a reminder to herself what shes have done. Also staying to protect Dimmesdale from Chillingworth. Reverend Dimmesdale was the puritan minister in Boston. Dimmesdale's sin was committing adultery with Hester creating a child named Pearl....   [tags: sins, humiliation, adultery]

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Honesty, Integrity, and Consequences in the Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... ‘The fasts and vigils of which he made a frequent practice, in order to keep the grossness of this earthly state from clogging and obscuring his spiritual lamp. Some declared, that if Mr. Dimmesdale were really going to die, it was cause enough that the world was not worthy to be any longer trodden on by his feet’(Hawthorne 113). Dimmesdale led the townspeople to believe that his fasts were for religious purposes and not him punishing himself. Ministers are supposed to set an example of how to live a holy life, Dimmesdale deceives people and lets them think his actions are for God when infact he is actually punishing himself for being a hypocrite....   [tags: hypocrisy, salvation, punishment]

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The Effect of Guilt in the Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Lights, camera, guilt. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne reveals how guilt can either destroy or improve a human being. By using revitive writing, he illustrates that no matter what position an individual holds, everyone has to fight against this emotion. Hawthorne uses Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale to show how guilt can be handled in the right or wrong way. While Dimmesdale allows guilt to consume himself, it makes Hester into a strong-willed woman by the end of the novel. In the case of Hester, a colonist, guilt transforms her into an angel to society....   [tags: adultery, death, hypocrisy]

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Was Darwinism Socialist? A Link Between Darwinian Evolution And Societal Progress?

- Was Darwinism Socialist. For much of the twentieth century, the works of Charles Darwin were associated with their misuse In 1900, the pioneering Italian socialist sociologist Enrico Ferri wrote that it was impossible not to see a link between Darwinian evolution and societal progress. To Ferri, evolution of man and beast was natural, constant, and unavoidable. To him, this meant that the “evolution” of European society must also be. Ferri 's bold proclamation that humanity could evolve into a higher state of being represented an intellectual apex within a much larger mode of left-wing thought....   [tags: Charles Darwin, Natural selection]

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A Narrative Of The Captivity And Restauration Of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

- Because of their Puritanical beliefs, it is no surprise that the major theme that runs throughout Mary Rowlandson and Jonathan Edwards’s writings is religion. This aspect of religion is apparent in not only the constant mentions about God himself, but also in the heavy use of biblical scriptures. In their respective writings, Rowlandson and Edwards utilize scripture, but for different purposes; one uses it to convey that good and bad events happen solely because of God’s will, and the other uses it, in one instance, to illustrate how it brought him closer to God, and, in another instance, to justify his harsh claims about God’s powerful wrath....   [tags: Bible, God, Captivity narrative, Religious text]

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Kingship in King Lear and King Henry IV, Part I

- Though the concept of kingship is rather unfamiliar and even alien to the contemporary democratic society, it was and still is a topic of great importance to English society. And during the Elizabethan era, no collection of renowned works helped to emphasize this notion more than Shakespeare’s plays – plays such as Macbeth, Hamlet, the Tudor history plays, and even King Lear. There are some who have argued that Shakespeare orchestrated these plays as a means of teaching his audience about political power; the responsibilities of a just ruler; the duties of the subject; and the qualities of a true king....   [tags: power, ruler, William Shakespeare]

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The Problem of Keeping a Secret in The Scarlet Letter

- Throughout The Scarlet Letter, everyone had some form of a secret they’d rather not share, but sometimes not telling can do more harm than good. At the end of the film, Hawthorne left us a quote saying, “Be true, be true, be true.” Hawthorne is trying to say keeping secrets isn't always the best because it only leads to someone getting hurt.             Everyone at some point has lied and kept a secret, but it depends on the situation you're in. In the first scene, Hester is pressured to tell the truth about the father’s name, but Hester refuses....   [tags: secret, true, hurt, lied]

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Social Media is a Source for Criiminals and Law Enforcement

- ... “One of his Facebook friends agreed to give police access to Colon's "private" information, and on August 10, a federal judge ruled Colon lost all claims to privacy when he shared those details with friends” (Kelly, 2012). Social media has indefinitely been an aid to police officers and investigators in evidence and crime solving, but it has also become an outlet for crime to happen. With using the internet, there becomes a feeling of anonymity, and that feeling can turn someone into a criminal that would never commit a crime in a public forum without the use of social media....   [tags: computers, recruitment, digital]

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Nelson Mandela 's Life For The Freedom Of Their People

- “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.” (theguardian.com) Nelson Mandela was not in fact just a political leader; he was also a hero to many people all around the world by being a perfect example of leadership we need in this day and age. Nelson was willing and ready to sacrifice his life for the freedom of South Africa. Even though Mandela argued the apartheid regime left him no option but to fight violence with violence, Nelson Mandela was a great leader because he was very dedicated to provide freedom and an end to segregation to the people of South Africa....   [tags: South Africa, Nelson Mandela]

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Genetically Modified Crops : A Negative Impact On The Environment

- The genetically modified crop has a negative impact to the environment because Bacillus thuringiensis are affecting the untargeted organism, more pesticides and herbicides are being used, usage of the antibiotic marker has a negative impact on organism and changes done to DNA won 't form normal compound plant and also result in loss of nutrition. Genetically modified crops are plants that have artificial genetic material created in the laboratory. Gene from another species is extracted and added onto the gene of the plant....   [tags: Genetically modified food]

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Using the Bankruptcy Process to Solve the Foreclosure Crisis

- The scourge of foreclosure has already affected millions of Americans, and the fear of losing one's home looms over millions more. President Obama's "Making Home Affordable" program has been a step in the right direction insofar as it encourages homeowners to work with their lenders to modify their mortgage loans. These modifications have helped borrowers by allowing them to keep their homes, and they have helped lenders by allowing them to receive more money than they would typically receive in the auctions sale which almost always inevitably follows a foreclosure....   [tags: Foreclosures, Bankruptcy,]

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The Theme of The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Theme of the Scarlet Letter How should society react to sin. With The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne takes us back to our roots, back to Puritan New England, “a land where iniquity is searched out, and punished in the sight of rulers and people” (58), and through this skillfully crafted novel, gives us an answer. According to Hawthorne, it is in the best interest of society to openly punish sin, for eventually the transgressor is reaccepted into society, while those who have sinned and receive no absolution from society suffer terribly....   [tags: Social Ramifications, Secret Sin]

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Social Responsibility in the development of Alberta's Oil Sands

- Introduction: The oil sands development in northern Alberta has become a hot bed for debate between producers and environmental groups. With worldwide water crisis rapidly developing the use of water in the development Alberta’s oil sands begs the question, are the oil sands in northern Alberta being developed with social responsibility in mind. Social responsibility is a balance companies must maintain between people, the planet and profit. Propaganda produced by environmental agencies and oil companies must be examined for biases; environmentalists seem to blame all of Canada’s environmental ailments on “evil” oil companies (Thompson, 2012)....   [tags: Environmental Issue, Water Innovation]

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Effects of Partition of Colonial India Into Two States

- This is a sensitive theme and topic to focus on in this discussion. India as a British colony has suffered centuries of over-exploitation by its colonial masters and since gaining independence it has tried desperately but unsuccessfully to come to terms with the impact of this exotic presence of foreigners in their beloved country which was possibly diametrically opposed to their culture and temperament. However it should be noted that this western culture has aggressively spread over the world and as much as the Indians opposed it, they finally had to embrace it as it is an inevitable consequence....   [tags: split, colonization, fighting]

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Teenagers Should Not Be Punished For Committing Online Harassment

- For those who believes adolescents should not be punished for committing online harassment need definitely need to think twice. Allowing teens to post rude post sending nasty messages and images to attack other innocent kids should be unacceptable. 50 percent of teens have been bullied online before because young teens now spend a tremendous amount time social media .It consider the main interest, for children and teenager other than sleeping. Authorities and society should makes more efforts to legislate against adolescent who get involved in cyberbullying....   [tags: Bullying, Adolescence, Abuse, Cyber-bullying]

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Family Feuds : William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Family feuds lead to tragedy for everyone involved. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a prime example of this. In this play, an ancient family feud brews up, tragically taking the lives of two young lovers. If not for: (1) The hatred between the two families, (2) The secrecy within Romeo and Juliet’s relationship, and (3) The aggressive tendencies of Tybalt, all caused or exacerbated by the feud, Romeo and Juliet would not have met their tragic demises. The feud between the Montagues and Capulets causes great animosity....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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The Russian Civil War And The Revolution Of 1917

- The Russian Civil War began in the aftermath of the October Revolution of 1917. While the Revolution itself was almost bloodless, the Civil War that followed was one of the most tragic periods in Russian History . Russia was ruled by a small group of Revolutionaries known the Bolsheviks, whose leaders would inevitably change Russia. The struggle between the Bolsheviks and their enemies shaped the new soviet state and its later development. The causes for the Revolution are deeply rooted in Russian History....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Vladimir Lenin]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Mako Collects Glass '

- Mako collects glass. Granted, he can’t keep most of what he finds on the ships he boards (the best pieces have to be sold as per his agreement with Captain Zolt, who sails away with the profit), but that doesn’t stop him from squirreling away bottles of rum and broken portholes in the caves along Republic City’s foggy coast. Keeping something, even the tiniest mockery of a true hoard, is better than going without. After all, no dragon worth his salt would ever go without a collection. Well, according to Zolt, no dragon passes up an opportunity to hoard, but Zolt has a habit of both believing in rumor and toting opinions as fact, so he pushes two rumor-facts to his crew above all else....   [tags: Ocean, Water, Dragon, Ship]

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Standardized Tests Should Not Be Required For College Entrance

- Standardized tests have been a scourge of student life in America for more than fifty years. Throughout the United States, high school students prepare for months for the day in which they have to take out their No. 2 pencils, to endure four everlasting hours of bubbling-in answers. The ACT, American College Testing, and its counterpart, the SAT, Scholastic Assessment Test, are known as the high school exit exams, in which they have become one of the largest determining factors in the college-admissions process....   [tags: Standardized test, SAT, High school]

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The Renaissance And Its Influence On The Visual Arts

- The Renaissance was a time of adulation for Humanism, a movement that advocated the intensification of "personal independence," "individual expression," and a renewed élan devoted to the classics. Renaissance, a word meaning rebirth, refers to the cultural epoch wherein Ancient Greek and Roman styles were rediscovered and celebrated as a result of trade expansion and a need for knowledge of lexical works (thus, the popularization of Latin). This attitude concerning rebirth was especially reflected in the multitudes of masterpieces produced up to the sixteenth century: artists expelled certain features from preceding Medieval art and appended their oeuvres with techniques unseen in previous a...   [tags: Florence, Renaissance, Italy, Italian Renaissance]

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Human Trafficking : The Most Profitable Transnational Crimes Today

- Human Trafficking Human trafficking is possibly one of the most profitable transnational crimes today. According to (ILO) The International Labor Organization, estimates that the human trafficking industry is worth about $150 billion and that almost two-thirds of that annual profit $100 billion is from commercial sex trafficking, according to (times magazine, 2014). Some people believe that human trafficking may eventually surpass the net profits yielded from the sale of drugs and weapons....   [tags: Slavery, Human trafficking]

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Atheism And Religion : Definitions And Distinctions Of Atheism

- Atheism and Religion Definitions and Distinctions of Atheism When we talk about religion, we are just referring to a customary presumption regarding some sacred and supernatural power. Religion mainly revolves around the presence of holy places, a set code of laws and various practices. Someone who does not believe in any religion is said to be irreligious. Some religions believe in the existence of a God or gods while others do not. Theism is the credence in the existence of a supernatural being....   [tags: Atheism, God, Religion, Nontheism]

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The Results of Fate In Romeo and Juliet

- Fate is a hidden, but unavoidable force that leads to certain consequences in people’s lives. The theme of fate plays a crucial role in the main characters of the play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet share a destiny that dooms them to tragic deaths immediately after the exchange of their zealous love. Despite their resolute attempts to challenge their destiny, the lovers still succumb to the inexorable powers of fate. In the Shakespearean play, Romeo and Juliet, the principle of fate propels the lovers together with infatuation, tears them apart through a bitter demise, yet, ensures peace in Verona for many future generations....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Exploring the Sin in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ancestor is John Hathorne, the “hanging judge” of the Salem witch trials. He and his family were deeply troubled by this fact, so they changed the spelling of their last name from Hathorne to Hawthorne. Nathaniel couldn’t stand the cruelty of his Puritan ancestors. These ancestors contribute a small inspiration for the writing of this book. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a romance between two sinners. This book is centered on keeping sin a secret like Dimmesdale, where it mentally and physically hurt him, therefore, Hester had a better, easier life after her sin was revealed....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays]

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