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Analysis Of Jostein Gaarder 's Sophie 's World

- When one considers the idea of a philosophical text or piece of literature, many different examples immediately come to mind. Some might imagine the renowned works of philosophy’s past, such as Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, René Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy, or Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (to name a few). Others may consider the scholarly articles and texts found in contemporary philosophical journals such as the Philosophical Review and the Journal of Philosophy. Few, however, would likely point to philosophical novels, especially those published in recent history....   [tags: Philosophy, Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World]

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Sophie Treadwell and the Centaur of the North

- Sophie Treadwell and the Centaur of the North In August 1921, an extraordinary meeting took place between two very different people which would result in a brief and unlikely friendship. For four days at an isolated and picturesque ranch called Canutillo near Rosario in northern Mexico, the infamous Mexican revolutionary leader Francisco "Pancho" Villa played host to an intrepid American newspaper correspondent and playwright named Sophie Treadwell. The resulting article that ran on the front page of the New York Tribune on Sunday, August 28, 1921 entitled "A Visit to Villa, A Bad Man Not So Bad" earned Treadwell international notoriety....   [tags: Sophie Treadwell Essays]

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Sophie's Choice: William Styron

- Sophie's Choice: William Styron William Styron's novel Sophie's Choice explores the way people moved on with life after the Great Depression, and World War II. The book gives an inside look into the lives of two very different individuals, Sophie, a Polish woman and an Auschwitz survivor, as well as Nathan, a Jewish man who is a paranoid schizophrenic and growing more mentally unstable. The story is told through the eyes of a young writer named Stingo and tells of his interactions with the couple....   [tags: William Styron Sophie Choice Essays]

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Analysis Of ' Machinal ' By Sophie Treadwell

- "Machinal" by Sophie Treadwell is about how a young woman is forced under pressure to get into a marriage with her boss because it was financially better for her and her mother. However, she does not truly love him and falls in love with another man, unfortunately, she kills her husband because she finds that this is the only way she can truly free herself and him from sorrow and infidelity, that haunted their marriage. This play will encapsulate realism because it seems more natural and can hit the audience in a more captive way making the play more appealing....   [tags: Emotion, Love, Marriage, Woman]

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Sophie's World, by Jostein Gaarder

- In Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder teaches philosophy and it explains basic philosophical ideas better than any other reading book or textbook that I have ever read. The many philosophical lessons of the diversified thinkers of their own time were dexterously understood. The author has a wonderful knack for finding the heart of a concept and placing it on display. For example, he metamorphoses Democritus' atoms into Lego bricks and in a stroke makes the classical conception of the atom dexterously attainable....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Summary]

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Confessions of a Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella

- UManitoba Confessions of Capitalism “Confessions of a Shopaholic” by Sophie Kinsella is a quirky take on modern consumption trends. The story address some very important themes faced by capitalist societies today. Whilst maintaining a consistent level of humor accompanied with a discreet romantic plot. This novel is about a 25-year-old girl named Rebecca Bloomwood trying to make it on her own in London, England. However, her addiction to shopping is her tragic flaw that leads to her downfall. The book follows her story as she encounters issue after issue as they escalate in all aspects of her life....   [tags: influence on free market, capitalism]

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Jostein Gaardner's Sophie's World

- ... Humans are to have children to then have dominion on the earth. The earth that was created is not an earth that is a figment of our God’s imagination, but a piece of reality; and thus, the human beings on the earth are also a part of reality. It seems incredibly difficult for me to understand the concept of me not being a part of reality and thus not truly having a purpose but to entertain a God who sent his Son to die a painful death for all people that are not real. To grapple on the idea that Sophie and Alberto only exist in the mind of a mind and are stuck thus does not seem to make sense as well....   [tags: history of philosphy, book analysis]

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Sophie: A Fictional Narrative

- “I don’t care,” she balked as Benny and Elliot as followed her running down the hallway to her front door. “I just want to go home, turn on my laptop to confirm the date. I don’t believe it!” “Sophie Girl!” Elliot’s body cut her off. “I told you. This is the hardest part. Who gives a hoot about taste, gray parts; it’s time that matters. They gave us something at the hospital. It erases time. We’re experiments on time.” “Shut up Elliot.” Benny yelled. As he slowly turned so did his tone. A tender kindness shined through his melancholy bulk as he calmly advised, “Sophie, let’s get you packed and go ask Simon....   [tags: lost, time, silence]

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Sophie's Choice

- "In those days cheap apartments were almost impossible to find in Manhattan, so I had to move to Brooklyn". This is the opening line in the novel Sophie's Choice by William Styron. In addition to being the opening line, it is the way we are introduced to our narrator, Stingo. To begin this story, Stingo moves into an apartment in Brooklyn after leaving his job at a publishing house called McGraw-Hill, and begins to work on his own novel where his true passion lied. In this Brooklyn building, Stingo comes to know his upstairs neighbors Sophie Zawistowaska and her lover Nathan Landau....   [tags: William Styron]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Sophie 's World '

- Sophie 's World is a novel that follows the life of two young girls as they enter the world of philosophy. The story starts out in Sophie 's perspective. She begins to receives letters from an anonymous philosopher and strange postcards addressed to a Hilde Moller Knag. In these postcards it states that Sophie is the one that 's going to deliver them to Hilde, even though Sophie has never heard of Hilde until that moment. She becomes very enthralled in the philosopher 's letters, and diligently checks the mail several times a day....   [tags: Philosophy, Aristotle, Mind, Thought]

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Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

- ... Later on in the book the reader finds out the secret Sophie has been hiding, that she had two children. Jan, her boy and Eva her girl in which she has to choose which one will live and which one will be gassed to death at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Sophie sacrifices her daughter Eva and Jan was sent off to a children’s camp and was never seen again by his mother. On page 516 of the novel Styron writes “You may keep one of your children. The other one will have to go. Which one will you keep?” (Beranek) This Decision has haunted Sophie for the rest of her life, it has drained her, causing nightmares and the constant thought of where her son could be still follows her every day....   [tags: world war II, jewish, mental state]

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Sophie Treadwell’s "Machinal"

- Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal is an expressionist play written in 1928, based on the real life trial and execution of Ruth Snyder.* Machinal tells the story of how the youthful spirit of a young woman can be suffocated to the breaking point amidst the harsh industrial 1920’s. If done in the style of the Epic Theatre, Machinal can take on a totally different meaning, especially when being staged for the audience of today. When staged in the Epic Theatre Machinal now reflects the complacent, non-beings of people living in modern day America....   [tags: Theater Review ]

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Sophie Zawistiwska 's Choice By William Styron

- In the beginning every object appears to be different; an apple is not like an orange and a boy is not like a girl. Even though a trained eye can spot the similarities; an apple and orange are both fruit and a boy and girl both need the same nurturing and love to grow. Although after pointing out the differences in a situation, even an untrained eye can finally see how two things may be different on one level, but are the same on a different level. In Sophie’s Choice by William Styron, Sophie Zawistiwska and Stingo may appear to be different but, on the contrary, have striking similarities....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, William Styron, Difference]

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Love and Guilt in Sophie's Choice and in Sound and Fury

- ... In Faulkner's novel, guilt is represented in a similar way. Quentin Compson grew up admiring his older sister Caddy. One way he showed his fondness for Caddy is by telling their father that he had committed incest with her and had impregnated her. He did this to conceal the truth about Caddy; that she became pregnant from her secret lover. Although his efforts were great, Quentin could not convince their family about him fathering his sister's child. Caddy was sent off, leaving her newly born daughter at the Compson house....   [tags: William Styron, William Faulkner, novel analysis]

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Amy Tan 's Mother And Sophie 's Grandmother

- In this story the narrator seems to be Sophie’s grandmother telling the story. Is very different from Amy Tan’s story Two Kinds, yet very similar. It speaks about how Sophie’s Grandmother came from China with no money and didn’t speak not one word of English yet they managed to open their own restaurant and produce money for her household. It is very interesting the difference between Jing-mei’s mother and Sophie’s Grandmother. You see her show the difference between China and America , how in China the word ‘supportive’ does not exist basically that everyone is on their own and has to fend for themselves....   [tags: Family, China, Personal life, Mother]

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Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

- If you cannot be open with your colleagues, friends as well as your loved ones, then what is life all about. In Can You Keep a Secret?, written by Sophie Kinsella, readers have a chance to read from the perspective of a young woman with a desire to change her life who is haunted by this question. It is a romantic and humor filled novel aimed at mainly teens and young adults. The popular novel was written by Sophie Kinsella a UK born former financial journalist and the author of the New York Times bestselling books Confessions of a Shopaholic, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, and Shopaholic ties the knot....   [tags: popular UK novels, story analysis]

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Gringo by Sophie Treadwell

- Gringo by Sophie Treadwell As a journalist in 1920 for the New York Herald Tribune, Sophie Treadwell was assigned to go to Mexico to follow the situation after the Mexican Revolution. (Mexican Revolution 1910-1917) She covered many important aspects of the Mexican Revolution during this time, including relations between the U.S. and Mexico. She was even permitted an interview with Pancho Villa in August 1921 at his headquarters. This interview and other events that she experienced in Mexico are presumably what led her to write the play Gringo....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Sophie's World

- Sophie's World Looking in her mailbox one afternoon, a fourteen- year- old Norwegian schoolgirl named Sophie Amundsen finds a surprising white envelope containing a piece of paper. On it are written two questions: "Who are you?" and "Where did the world come from?". And at the same time she is also receiving letters for a girl named Hilde Moller Kang and Sophie also finds a silk red scarf in her bedroom, not belonging to her, but to this girl Hilde. The writer is an enigmatic philosopher named Albert Knox and his messenger is his dog Hermes....   [tags: Papers]

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A Feminist Analysis of Snow, Fire, Sword

- Snow, Fire, Sword is an epic fantasy novel written by Sophie Masson. It tells about the quest of the main characters of the story, Dewi and Adi, for Snow, Fire, Sword which is the only thing that can save Jayangan from the terror of the Hantumu. While other novels of the same genre rarely portray the importance of women, this novel, on the contrary, shows the great value of women’s contribution to the success in the quest journey. The passivity, weakness, and little contribution of the male characters in the story (especially the main male character Adi), compared to the activeness, power, and great contribution of the female characters, make the main female character Dewi appear to be the h...   [tags: literary analysis, sophie masson]

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Chrsyalids by John Wyndham

- Women are an important factor in every society. They are involved as much as men are involved. They give birth to babies, nurture them, and teach them many lessons regarding all aspects of life during their childhood and adolescence. In the Chrsyalids, women are considered useless and not valued. However, John Wyndam portrays them as very wise and intelligent humans. David Strorm encounters Sophie, Aunt Harriet, and the Sealand woman, whose perspectives alters David’s view on the Definition of Man and teaches him to be brave and overcome obstacles in life....   [tags: women, sophie, harriet]

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Sophie's Journey Toward Freedom in Breath, Eyes, Memory

- Sophie's Journey Toward Freedom in Breath, Eyes, Memory The novel Breath, Eyes, Memory, by Edwidge Danticat, is a bildungsroman. The narrator, Sophie, embarks on a journey towards her freedom. Sophie's freedom comes from her therapy. Sophie's treatment and her sex phobia group help her to cope with problems and move past them. The therapy helps Sophie to take logical steps towards her freedom. In Sophie's sex phobia therapy group, Sophie is able to realize she is not the only person in the world with problems....   [tags: Breath, Eyes, Memory Edwidge Danticat]

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Da Vinci Code, A Character Analysis of Sophie Neveu

- When Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is called to The Louvre on account of Jacques Sauniere's death, he is greeted by a carefully placed arrangement of clues the curator all so strategically left behind. One clue was an anagrammed grouping of the Fibonacci sequence. At first glance the structure seems like randomly strewn numbers, but Langdon knows that Sauniere is a smart man, and that they must mean something. Before he can possibly make any sense of it, Agent Sophie Neveu from the DCPJ's Cryptology Department arrives to break the code....   [tags: American Literature]

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Sophie’s Heart

- Sophie’s Heart This novel is excellent and extremely well written. It follows the life of Sophie, a Czechoslovakian woman who immigrates to America. Sophie was a translator for the Czech Government and is fluent in German, Italian, Russian and Polish. Unfortunately, Sophie was not fluent in English. When Sophie comes to America she has huge difficulties in finding a job. After 9 months in America she meets Janet Ring at a local church. Janet and her family then slowly get to know Sophie and realize that Sophie is not happy working in a restaurant or happy living in Chicago....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Sophies Heart/By Lori Wick

- Sophie's Heart, by Lori Wick, is the story of Sophie, an educated young woman who moves from her homeland, Czechoslovakia, to America where she becomes a housekeeper for a loneyly young widower and his three children. This book takes place mainly in Wisconsin in the 1990's. Sophie moved from Czechoslovakia to American and became employed as a housekeeper for Alec Riley. She grew to love his three children and gradually her love extended to Alec himself, who returned her love with his own. Near the end of this novel, Sophie and Alec get married....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sophies World By Jostein Gaarder

- Sophie's World is about the life of a 14 year-old girl called Sophie Amundsen. It takes you on a journey though 3000 years of Western philosophy, presenting important and in most cases annoying questions.This is the explanation of philosophy and philosophers given in the book:"A white rabbit is pulled out of a top hat. Because it is an extremely large rabbit, the trick takes many billions of years. All mortals are born at the very tip of the rabbit's fine hairs, where they are in a position to wonder at the impossibility of the trick....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Byzantine Art: Justinian and Hagia Sophia

- One of the goals of Justinian emperor was to make sure he made a church that was bigger than all the others ever built. To achieve the goal, Justinian emperor hired the services of Isidore of Miletus who was a physicist and Anthemius of Tralles, who was a mathematician. The basilica was later used as a Roman Catholic cathedral (Mainstone 162). From Procopius account it is evident that Justinian was committed to construction. Most of his outstanding constructions were churches in Constantinople, which included the Hagia Sophia....   [tags: Hagia Sophia, Byzantine Art]

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The Hagia Sophia 's Life

- The Hagia Sophia Built in or around 6th Century AD the Hagia Sophia which; means “Holy Wisdom”, was originally a cathedral in Constantinople (which is now Istanbul Turkey) during the Byzantine Empire. In the beginning it had served as a cathedral for the Constantine. The original was built of wood. During the riots of 404 AD the Hagia Sophia was mostly destroyed by fire and was rebuilt in 405 AD. The second church was destroyed during a revolt in 532 AD. The construction of the Hagia Sophia was a challenge during this time....   [tags: Ottoman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Hagia Sophia]

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Sophia Was A World Full Of Opportunity

- Sophia was just a sweet sixteen year old girl who lived with her mother in Germany. She enjoyed doing the typical things that teenage girls do at that age; talking on the phone, hanging out with friends, crushing on boys, etc. It was until one day she decided to go live with her father, that her life took an unexpected, yet beneficial turn. What laid ahead for her was a world full of opportunity. While Sophia and her mother stayed in Germany, her father resided in the United States. She decided to that she was going to come to the U.S....   [tags: United States, German language, Canada, Iraq War]

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Pantheon and Hagia Sophia

- Pantheon and Hagia Sophia Pantheon and Hagia Sophia are two extremely outstanding architectural pieces of their times. They have been built according to the traditions of those particular times. The materials used to built these buildings and the purpose for which they were used are all very important aspects and have been briefly covered in this report. Pantheon The statesman Agrippa built pantheon in 27 B.C. Then it was completely rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian. The Pantheon is remarkable for its size, its construction, and its design....   [tags: architecture, dome, cathedral]

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Is Sophia 's Feeling Of Inadequacy As A Parent?

- There are multiple factors involved in the case of Sophia. While I believe that the some members of the family would benefit from family counseling, I would definitely provide services to Sophia because she may be able to benefit from it most, thereby improving some of the relationship issues that are present in her family at the moment. One of the first things that should be addressed is Sophia’s feeling of inadequacy as a parent. She views herself as a failure for things that have happened in the past....   [tags: Family, Psychology]

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Comparing the Hagia Sophia and the Suleymanye Mosques in Istambul

- Introduction: In the following essay, I will be comparing the Hagia Sophia in the City of Istanbul, and the Suleymaniye Mosque of Istanbul. Both of these pieces of art are very significant to the in modern-day Turkey. The art pieces will be covered in more detail further on in this comparative essay, and finally, I will be judging the pieces at the end of this essay Description: When Emperor Constantine found the city of Constantinople, it was soon to become the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire....   [tags: religious art and architecture in Turkey]

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OVerview of Ding Ling's The Diary of Miss Sophia'

- Published in 1928, 'The Diary of Miss Sophia', is a short novel, that converges on a diminutive period of a terminally ill young women's life, intricately focusing on the complexity of women during the early 1900's, through her relationships with other characters. The novel also explores the turmoil's of the young woman's country - China, through her unconventional pursuit of love. Written in first person, which was a way many May Fourth writers expressed individualism (K. Denton, 1998: 164), in diary format, the author, Ding Ling, aims to create an intermit relationship between the diary writer: Sophia, and the readers, and suggestively to provide a contextually rich piece of literature....   [tags: china, turmoil, women's life]

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Sophia Loren

- Sophia Loren It has been said that Sophia Loren was and is one of the most beautiful women in the world, but Sophia did not have an easy time getting to the status of Hollywood star. She started her life in poverty, lived through and saw the horrors of world war two. She became a beauty queen and from that tried her hand at acting. She went on the act in one hundred movies and won an Oscar award in her lifetime. Sofia Scicolone was born in Rome Italy on September 20, 1934. She would eventually change her name....   [tags: Star Hollywood Actress Biography Loren Essays]

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Satire, the Mirror of Reality

- Satire is the most powerful democratical weapon in the arsenal of modern media. Sophia McClennen, the author of America According to Colbert: Satire as Public Pedagogy, describes it as the modern form of public pedagogy, as it helps to educate the masses about current issues (73). In fact, ”a Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey in 2004 found that 61 percent of people under the age of thirty got some of their political 'news' from late-night comedy shows” (McClennen 73). This statistic shows how influential satirical shows such as The Colbert Report or South Park can be....   [tags: Sophia McClennen, Public Pedagogy]

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Domes of Ancient Rome

- The dome is a remarkable engineering and architectural innovation, perhaps made even more so by the fact that those who first employed it lacked the knowledge and technology advantages of today. By considering how a dome supports itself and its various loads as well as the stresses under which it is subjected, and the structures that allow for this to happen, it is not difficult to determine that the domes of antiquity, such as the Pantheon and Hagia Sophia were incredible structural feats in their own rights....   [tags: Pantheon, Hagia Sophia]

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Response Paper: Mamma Mia! The Musical

- “A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!” MAMMA MIA. The Musical performed on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at the Hanover Theater by Work Light Productions written by the British playwright Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. A musical based on the 1970’s Swedish pop band ABBA top charter album ABBA GOLD: THE GREATEST HITS set on a Greek island vacation getaway unfolding the bride-to-be’s, Sophie, search for her self whom believes can find her answer by discovering the true identity of her father....   [tags: story analysis]

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Sophia Western vs. Lady Bellaston On the 4th episode of the novel Tom Jones

- Sophia Western vs. Lady Bellaston On the 4th episode of the novel Tom Jones Sophia Western vs. Lady Bellaston On the 4th episode of the novel Tom Jones, the author has once again given its audience another surprise. Sophia Western and Lady Bellaston are both secretly fighting for the love of the same man. They both like Mr. Jones. However, they refuse to let each other know about their own feelings towards this man. Although they are both wealthy women, they differ in their appearance, attitudes, and most important on their feelings towards Mr....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Women Of Breath, Eyes Memory And Sister Flowers

- The Women of Breath, Eyes Memory and "Sister Flowers" The women in both the novel Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat and "Sister Flowers" by Maya Angelou were very interesting characters. Although both stories took place in different countries you could still see the similarities in the women 's characters. In both the novel and the short story you could tell that the women were all loving, encouraging and education-minded. First, you could tell the women in both stories were very loving....   [tags: Family, School, Education, Woman]

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The Da Vinci Code Chapter Journal

- Prologue–Chapter 3 Jacques Sauniere is murdered in the Louvre, a museum in Paris, by an albino attacker, Silas, because he knows where a secret keystone is hidden. Robert Langdon, a Harvard Symbology professor, is in Paris on business. A policeman is sent to his room because they think he might have information on Sauniere's death. Langdon had plans to meet Sauniere for drinks but had their meeting canceled. Langdon goes to the Louvre with the policeman and meets Bezu Fache, the police captain....   [tags: Dan Brown]

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Mother Turned into a Zombie: A Short Story

- It was April 2nd, 2025, a Saturday in the beginning of summer when a teen, named Josh Arch was home on his dad’s farm in southern Texas working on an old 1972 Chevelle SS. Josh is 16, he has dark blonde hair and brown eyes. Josh was a mechanic for his dad’s business. Josh has a family of four, Josh’s dad and mom and little sister and himself. They lived next to a gas station about a mile from town, which has a population of around 4,000 people. Josh’s family has been around in the town ever since he can remember....   [tags: Family, Bomb, Future]

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The Significance of the Relationships Between Jake Ray and Harlem in Breath, Eyes, Memory

- The Significance of the Relationships Between Jake Ray and Harlem in Breath, Eyes, Memory Although in Breath, Eyes, Memory, by Edwidge Danticat, Sophie loves and cares very much for her mother Martine, the relationship between the two women is strained and somewhat adversarial. This is due to the negative circumstances surrounding Sophie's existence. Sophie is the product of her mother's rape, and her mother can not stop thinking about this aspect of their relationship. She has nightmares about the rape every night, and these nightmares are more intense when Sophie is living with her....   [tags: Papers]

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Breath, Eyes And Memory By Edwidge Danticat

- In Breath, Eyes and Memory by Edwidge Danticat we are introduced into a new world and a new culture. The travels with the main character Sophie and the transition, she makes leaving Haiti and moving to New York. Mistakes were made but those mistakes turned out to be one that helped Sophie learn to be strong.There were traditions that were broken and struggles a came about to find happiness and love lost. Danticat’s story focuses on the life of the main character Sophie but also uses the secondary characters to help us formulate on who she is....   [tags: Family, Short story, Love, Girl]

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The Role Of Discipline Models On Students 's Behaviour

- Discipline models can be implemented to alter or change student’s behaviour. Sophie is a graduate teacher starting at a new school in a year 6 class. The school has a policy requirement requiring students to complete a minimum of 10 minutes of homework each weeknight. She has chosen to implement a Behavioural Modification (BM) model to address the issue. This model is based on altering behaviour through the use of reinforcements and punishments. The BM model encompasses various steps, and is an appropriate approach for Sophie to implement, as she is new to teaching and the class....   [tags: Reinforcement, Operant conditioning, Reward system]

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David's Changing Views In The Chrysalids

- In the novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham it explains the life of a boy named David Strorm and how he is part of an anti mutant society named Waknuk. In this society they have very strong policies on small "deviations" and things that do not follow the norm. If not followed the "deviational" people would be sent to the fringes where they are put poverty and it is a fight just to survive for the next day . As a child David is taught a very harsh way of following his religon. As he gets older he endures much pressure to follow the exact teachings of Waknuk....   [tags: The Chrysalids Essays]

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David's Changing View in The Chrysalids

- In the novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham it explains the life of a boy named David Strorm and how he is part of an anti mutant society named Waknuk. In this society they have very strong policies on small "deviations" and things that do not follow there norm. If not followed the "deviational" people would be sent to the fringes where they are put poverty and it is a fight just to survive for the next day . As a child David is taught a very harsh way of following his religon. As he gets older he endures much pressure to follow the exact teachings of Waknuk....   [tags: John Wyndham novel analysis]

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Ethnic Differences Across Generations

- Ethnic Differences Across Generations Gish Jen’s “Who’s Irish?” explores a Chinese grandmother’s thoughts and beliefs about her ethnically integrated family. The grandmother tells the story as though she is looking back on past events and thinking about how they have affected her present life. As her tale begins, she identifies her granddaughter, Sophie, as a wild three-year-old (161). Perhaps the grandmother associates with Sophie’s strong will, because she reveals her own intense nature when she says, “I am hard work my whole life, and fierce besides.” (161)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Important Passages in The Alchemyst

- In the novel The Alchemyst by Michael Scott, Nicholas and his wife Perenelle Flamel have the secret of eternal life hidden within the Book of Abraham the Mage, in which Nicholas protects. It is the most powerful book that has ever existed, and if it goes to the wrong hands, it could destroy the world. That is exactly what Dr. John Dee has plans for once he steals the book. The prophecy could be right, if that is the case, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the powers to save the world....   [tags: Michael Scott novel analysis]

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Analysis of The Eskimo Girl

- Analysis of The Eskimo Girl Living in the Arctic wasn't easy. There were always problems, but this was different. Sophie had never been in such a desperate situation... She walked and looked around her. Sophie had lived in this part of the North Pole with her Inuit tribe for thirteen years. The Eskimos knew the land well. Sophie often explored the vast lakes and ancient mountains and had never got lost; but this time was different. She hadn't meant to walk far, but then she hadn't anticipated a snowstorm either....   [tags: Papers]

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Ray Bradbury's Da Vinci Code

- In the Louvre, a monk of Opus Dei named Silas apprehends Jacques Saunière, the museum's curator, and demands to know where the Holy Grail is. After Saunière tells him, Silas shoots him and leaves him to die. However, Saunière has lied to Silas about the Grail's location. Realizing that he has only a few minutes to live and that he must pass on his important secret, Saunière paints a pentacle on his stomach with his own blood, draws a circle with his blood, and drags himself into the center of the circle, re-creating the position of Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man....   [tags: Da Vinci Code Bradbury]

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How Love Survived Admist Suffering in John Wydham's The Chrysalids

- Amidst all the pain in John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids, there is love. This powerful human emotion has survived in the oppressing society of Waknuk. Wyndham portrays love among hardships to remind us that there is always hope for humanity, despite obstacles it may encounter. Through the Wenders’ sacrificial, unresentful devotion to their mutant daughter, through David’s discovery of reassurance and affection in his uncle amidst fear and uncertainty, and through the telepaths’ undying love for one another despite persecution, The Chrysalids shows us that while Tribulation erased many of society’s aspects, it was unable to extinguish the human quality called love....   [tags: John Wydham, The Chrysalids]

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An Analysis Of Gish Jen 's ' Who 's Irish

- Gish Jen’s story titled Who’s Irish is a story about a chinese grandmother who was struggling to adapt to a different culture. Throughout the story, the grandmother’s perception and understanding conflicted with that of her daughter, Natalie, her son-in-law, John Shae, and, her granddaughter, Sophie. The narrator is a Chinese Grandmother who was nameless and spoke in the first person point of view. When the Grandmother first immigrated to the United States along with her daughter and her husband (who passed away,) she found success through her restaurant....   [tags: Family, United States, Culture, Chinese language]

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The Tragic Story of Victor Hugo

- Victor Hugo’s life was full of sad tragic events and political affairs. Hugo once said, “To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live.” And living is exactly what Hugo accomplished. He wrote numerous stories and essays, lived a vivacious love life and had heated opinions about the government in France. In the end of it all though, Hugo was a great romantic author who still lives on today in his works of literature. Before Victor Hugo there was Joseph Lēopold-Sigsbert Hugo and Sophie Trēbuchet....   [tags: Biography]

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Sigmund Freud And The First Round

- “You are invited to Mr. and Mrs. Jane’s wedding,” read the invitation. Sigmund Freud and his wife, Martha Bernays were invited to their close friends wedding. As ecstatic as Martha was to join the celebration, Sigmund was not. He knew his acquaintance Wilhelm Wundt would be attending along with his wife, Sophie Mau. Martha and Sophie had been friends ever since high school, where Wilhelm and Sigmund attended. The ladies got along great, but Sigmund and Wilhelm fought like enemies ever since the eleventh grade when they both decided to compete in a psychology tournament....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Psychology, Mind, Psychoanalysis]

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The Perfect Family By Alice Hoffman

- For children, growing up in a healthy environment is a very important factor in determining how they function as adults in society. Children who are blessed with both a loving mother and a caring father are indeed very lucky. These children grow up with twice the amount of love and support as children who grow up in single-parent homes. Although growing up with both parents present is a wonderful thing. It is the mothers that have the biggest impact on their children 's lives. In the article "The Perfect Family" by Alice Hoffman she goes on to explain what the idea of the perfect family was in the 1950 's....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Mother, Father]

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Dissociative Identity Disorder : A Controversial Issue

- Dissociative Identity Disorder is understandably a controversial issue because the disorder is hard to prove scientifically whether or not someone is making up multiple false personas or that person honestly has multiple personas living inside the core body. Someone could solely be looking to gain attention from his or her peers by making up false personas. However, someone, the core persona, may actually be struggling with the constant personas affecting their life and trying to remain in control of their life with multiple personas....   [tags: Dissociative identity disorder, Mental disorder]

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Blasphemies and Discrimination in The Chrysalids

- John Wyrndham the author of The Chrysalids is an extraordinary writer who has created this book in the state of two totally different worlds. Wyrndham has based this book on the different views toward blasphemies and how the characters all have a different approach on the subject. The three greatest ranges in different reactions to Blasphemes would come from the characters: Joseph Strorm, Aunt Harriet, and Sophie Wender. Joseph Strorm is the character in the novel that has the greatest disliking toward Blasphemies....   [tags: The Chrysalids]

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Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud: Human Perception and Morality

- Jostein Gaarder’s novel, “Sophie’s World”, introduces the word of philosophy in the form of a story to the eyes’ of a commoner, or someone who has not been exposed to the teachings of philosophy. In this novel, numerous philosophers that have made an impact on the world we presently live in today are briefly mentioned along with their thoughts’, philosophies’, and teachings’. Two very significant people that have made an impact on our society through their realizations are Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud....   [tags: compare, comparison]

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The Razor 's Edge By W Somerset Maughnam

- All about Me Do you put yourself first instead of the people you care the most about. Most people would agree because they want to make themselves happy. In the book The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maughnam, he has a character named Isabel Macdonald that shows how she is only worried about herself for her own gains in life. In the novel Isabel is engaged to Larry Darrell but unfortunately, he feels that he does not need money to live a lavish lifestyle and there is more to life than their status....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Want, Need]

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The Razor 's Edge By William Somerset

- In William Somerset Maugham’s philosophical work The Razor’s Edge, the main character Larry uses personal experiences to draw conclusions on several questions about God, life, and evil. By the end of the novel, Larry refutes the existence of the traditional Christian God, explains evil as the product of heredity and a poor environment, and suggests the existence of an afterlife through his views on reincarnation. These conclusions are based on his experiences in World War I, the tragic deaths of his friends Patsy and Sophie, as well as his own experiences traveling and meditating....   [tags: Death, Life, Christianity, God]

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Banning Or Challenging Books For Entertainment

- Children tediously flip through the 1987 edition of the classic eye-spy book, Where’s Waldo, searching for the man in the red and white stripped sweater. As a group of children think they have succeeded in finding the illusive Waldo, an adult notices a small, undetailed image of what they assumed to be the upper part of the female anatomy. “Side boob. Seriously. Yes. In this hot mess of a book that’s supposed to make it difficult for you to find anything, someone managed to pick out an errant side boob in the beach scene of the 1987 version....   [tags: Childhood, Youth, High school, Young]

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Bonds between Mothers and Daughters in Breath, Eyes, Memory and the Joy Luck Club

- Bonds between Mothers and Daughters in Breath, Eyes, Memory and the Joy Luck Club   Breath, Eyes, Memory  and the Joy Luck Club both describe the bonds between mothers and daughters. The relationships between the mother and daughter depicted in BEM and JLC is largely influenced by a foreign culture conflicting with the American culture. However, that is where the similarities end for the two novels. After reading the Joy Luck Club, my interest in Chinese culture was increased due to the fact that it is a deep-rooted culture very old and with a powerful philosophy....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Perils of Peer Victimization

- Peer victimization as a social behavior between children and their peers has become of paramount importance within education institutes. Two Canadian literature pieces, Cat’s Eye and The Shape of a Girl, were able to highlight the psychological pain inflicted onto others through bullying. In Cat’s Eye by author Margaret Atwood, Elaine Risley, remembers her childhood memories of a relationship with a bully, and how it affected her life and changed her from a weak girl into a strong woman. The Shape of a Girl by playwright Joan MacLeod, tells audiences a short story between a victim and a bully, Braidie....   [tags: Social Behavior, Bullying]

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Analysis Of ' The Inspector Calls ' By The Illusionist Point Of View

- According to the movie, the narrator is the Chief Inspector Uhl. This is seen when he recites Eisenheim past when he is asked he he knows of him. Additionally, during certain scenes, the camera angle is usually faced behind the inspector representing that the audience sees from his perspective. 2. The story is told by the illusionist point of view, which is the Inspector’s and the police, and not Eisenheim. This story revolves around him unravelling Eisenheim work. However, to an extent he shows an obsession of exposing Eisenheim works....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Prince]

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Roy’s The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

- The memory of september eleventh is still strong in my mind. I first found out about the attack in my second grade classroom, when my teacher abruptly stopped teaching to turn on a very large radio. Even though I was only a child, the body language and the hushed voices of the adults around me were enough to convince me that something was very wrong.. A serious sounding news anchor was giving over the fateful news report. Though his words went over my eight year old head, he still made me feel panicked....   [tags: symbols, characters, Estha and Rahel]

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The Da Vinci Code

- Summary: Five months before the novel begins, Bishop Aringarosa is called to the Vatican and told that the Pope no longer wants the Catholic Church to be associated with Opus Dei (Opus Dei (Latin:"The Work of God") is a controversial Catholic organization founded to foster Christian principles and promote the church). The Church has decided to give Opus Dei twenty-million euro, which the Church had earlier borrowed from Opus Dei. A few weeks later, Aringarosa receives a call from Lee Teabing, who disguises himself as a devout Frenchman and calls himself "the Teacher." Teabing tells Aringarosa that he knows how to find the Holy Grail....   [tags: Dan Brown]

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White Rose and Other Nazi Resistance Groups

- During the time of the Holocaust World War I had just ended a few years prior. The moral of the Germans were very low since they had to take the blame for starting the war. Consequently, they had to pay for the vast majority of the damages caused by the war. This then leads them to become in a deep financial depression and they needed help fixing the damage this had caused them and didn't have a good leader to turn to. This was Hitler’s chance to gain his power while the Germans were vulnerable....   [tags: WWII, history, holocaust]

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Taking a Look at the French Revolution

- Victor Hugo once said: “The French Revolution, which is nothing more nor less than the ideal armed with the sword, rose abruptly, and by that very movement, closed the door of evil and opened the door of good. It released the question, promulgated truth, drove away miasma, purified the century, and crowned the people. We can say it created man a second time, in giving him a second soul, his rights.” This can be seen in how the Revolution and politics tore apart his family leading him to choose sides in the revolution....   [tags: Victor Hugo literature]

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A Chip in the Sugar by Alan Bennett and A Sons Veto by Thomas Hardy

- This essay compares two stories one twentieth century A Chip in the Sugar by Alan Bennett. And the other story is pre twentieth century A Sons Veto by Thomas Hardy This essay compares two stories one twentieth century 'A Chip in the Sugar' by Alan Bennett. And the other story is pre twentieth century 'A Sons Veto' by Thomas Hardy, At first glance at both the stories the two stories don't seem to have that much in common, A son veto is quite a tragic whereas a chip in the sugar has a happy ending but the two stories have there similarities both center on mother son relationships and both mothers have a disability of some sort in a sons veto Sophie cannot walk due to an ankle injury, and Ve...   [tags: English Literature]

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An Unladylike Strike Fashionably Clothed Mexicana and Anglo Woman Garment Workers Against Tex-Son, 1959-1963

- The tactics used by the women involved in the Tex-Son garment workers strike played a huge factor in how the strike was perceived by people. The woman strikers used their gender, and wholesome classy looks, along with fashion to their advantage to gain the upper hand in the strike and refashion themselves to change public perception of the strike and gain support. The Tex-Son garment workers strike was the first strike led by a Mexican American woman, and the first strike in which Mexican American and Anglo woman picketed together in Texas....   [tags: gender, looks, fashion, public, strike]

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The God Of Small Things And Paradise Of The Blind

- By comparing The God of Small Things and Paradise of the Blind, explore the concept of classism and how it affects our place in the world and contributes to our development as moral and ethical beings. Literature has the ability to help readers discover and understand different cultures and traditions, and it can often alter a reader’s perspective of the world and their place in it. Throughout Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things and Dương Thu Hương’s Paradise of the Blind, the characters often find themselves restrained by their social class, which impacts negatively on their childhoods and results in many injustices....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Caste, Working class]

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Getting Shorter For The Hope Of Aimee Receiving A Kidney

- That morning he picks up the paper along with 4 other people, and they all phone the head office of the paper to offer their services. All four go for tests, they doctors find out three of them are the same blood group, then two of them are in good health. The list is getting shorter for the hope of Aimee receiving a kidney. Jackson is one of them. He has an idea of showing how selfless is he giving a kidney to a stranger, and hoping this kindness and generosity will look good on him, allowing the parents and Yvette herself see his Son and show his wife that he’s willing to go this far, just to prove he only tires to good for people by any way possible, even for a stranger....   [tags: Organ transplant, Kidney, Chronic kidney disease]

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Movie Review : ' The Monster '

- To some people it has happened, you see something standing in your dark room and when you turn on the lights, the figure is gone. Lights Out does the job of showing the audience the fear of the monster that looks at you or is with you in the darkness. The monster in this film would make the audience think back to their childhood and remember the fear of being in the dark alone because they would feel someone looking at them. This film gives the rule for the monster, you will be safe when you’re in the light, but be very careful when the lights go out and it gets dark....   [tags: Film, Horror film, Light, KILL]

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Victor Marie Hugo and the Romantic Era

- Victor Marie Hugo and the Romantic Era Victor Marie Hugo and the literature that changed France, if not the world " His novels have a purpose: historical, moral, social or all at once. &9;Their insistent vibrating style, and the frequent intrusion of the author's inflections may awaken a sense of strain; but they have kept their hold on others than school boys; and the grotesque, swarming, medieval crowds surging the huge cathedral (Notre Dame de Paris), the symbolic fight between man and the sea (Les Travialleurs de Mer)....   [tags: French Literature]

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The Role of the Characters in The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

- The Role of the Characters in The Chrysalids by John Wyndham In the novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, several minor characters are presented to help convey the themes of the text. Alan Irvin, Sophie Wender, and Axel Morton are several of the minor characters, who are presented in the novel, that assist in the communication of themes to the reader. These characters help develop themes such as intolerance, and the nature of a closed society. John Wyndham also employs various literary techniques including personalisation, and development of character depth, which are imposed upon the characters to better convey the themes of the novel....   [tags: Papers]

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The God of Small Things

- "Colonised people are not simply those whose labour has been appropriated but those whose soul dwells an inferiority complex created by the death and burial of the its local cultural originality" How true is this statement. I agree with this statement to quite a large extent. I think that souls of colonized people dwell an inferiority complex created by both the colonial rule and the death and burial of the local cultural originality. Moreover, I believe that ` inferiority complex' and the `death and burial of cultural originality' will later become two components of a vicious circle as time goes by....   [tags: World Literature]

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Summary of Gish Jen's Who's Irish

- Gish Jen’s “Who’s Irish” tells the story of a sixty-eight-year-old Chinese immigrant and her struggle to accept other cultures different from her own. The protagonist has been living in the United States for a while but she is still critical of other cultures and ethnicities, such as her son-in-law’s Irish family and the American values in which her daughter insists on applying while raising the protagonist’s granddaughter. The main character finds it very hard to accept the American way of disciplining and decides to implement her own measures when babysitting her granddaughter Sophie....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of Bernhard Schlink 's ' I Didn 't Know You 're Here ! '

- “She put her arms around me, one hand on my chest… ‘That’s why you’re here!’ ‘I...’ I didn’t know what to say. Not yes, but not no either. I couldn’t see much of her, we were standing too close. But I was overwhelmed by the presence of her naked body.” (Schlink 24) The section of text that this quote is from disgusted and greatly shocked me, not because the two characters were intimate, but because the main character Michael was fifteen and the woman he was intimate with, Hanna, was in her early thirties....   [tags: The Reader, Bernhard Schlink]

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The Book Of James Is A Collection Of Ancient Letters For The Jewish Christian Audience

- The book of James is a collection of ancient letters for the Jewish Christian audience. The letter contains scriptures that encourage readers to “be doers of the word, and not hearers only;1:22” (Sumney, 2014, 350). The book of James elucidates Jesus’ regard of how his followers should conduct their life. Actual authorship and date leaves a lot of room for interpretation and many scholars have different view-points. James remains an obscure person throughout the bible, his name matching with several apostles and the blood or half-brother of Jesus....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Paul of Tarsus, Saint Peter]

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Pirate Crews: A Captain’s Props or True Heroes

- The film industry, based in Los Angeles, began developing in the early years of the twenty century. America fell in love with this new phenomenon as it swept audiences to other worlds, for just the cost of a few pennies. These new worlds encompassed an array of many dreams and exotic places. Interestingly enough a beloved plot, even in those early years, that of piracy, stood to fill any screenplay and any theater. This fascination with the pirate’s life has never left Hollywood evident by the latest Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides released in 2011....   [tags: Entertainment ]

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Jean Jacques Rousseau 's The Rights Of Women

- Inequality is an issue which has been analyzed by political thinkers for centuries. Some thinkers have long been supporting the subordination of one gender, race, or class over another with religious, moral, ethical, and scientific factors to support their claims; others, however, argue against any subordination of any decree. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), a famous philosopher of the eighteenth century, defined inequality in two parts: natural and social. Natural inequalities are the differences in bodily and mental strengths....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Feminism, Gender role]

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