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A Discussion of the Positive Message of the Human Spirit in Shakespeare´s Romeo and Juliet

- Tragedy, something that happens everywhere. Right now there is a super typhoon about to hit the coasts of the Philippines and other neighboring countries. Even though this horrible atrocity is taking place in this world right now many good things will still come of this. Even though the big picture is a typhoon destroying everything many other things during these times will break through the sadness and kinder the dark souls of the people. Small things under the big picture, is what happiness and joy is....   [tags: love, happiness, loyalty, true, pure]

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The Culture Connection to Mind, Body, and Spirit in Leslie Silko´s Ceremony

- Life is a sequence of events that causes change in an individual. These series of events include both the good and the bad times in an individual’s life. The thing that defines someone's character not what has happened in their life but how that person responded to the events. In the Lesile Silko's novel Ceremony, the protagonist, Tayo, experiences a string of unfortunate events in his life that damaged his character both physically and figuratively. Tayo is a Native American World War II veteran that experiences hardship when he returns home....   [tags: beliefs, community, physical, figurative]

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Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World And The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- Many pieces of literature involve a theme that includes a powerful figure and a group of people that are subject to that power. Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and “The Tempest” written by William Shakespeare are no different. These two works have the same theme, but with two different purposes in mind. The techniques compared and contrasted in these two works are character and plot, motifs, and symbols. Aldous Huxley begins “Brave New World” in the year 632 A.F. which is approximately the twenty-sixth century....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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Conflict between Nationalities: Crash, and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

- Living in the United States can be hard. People need to deal with racism, sexism, and any other kinds of abuse. Even today, racism, prejudice, and stereotyping still happen. There is no way of stopping it. Immigrants have the hardest time moving to a different country because they need to know the language and the culture the country has to offer. However, the language barrier concerns most immigrants and frightens people. In the movie Crash by Paul Haggis, it displays the clash of different ethnicity and their challenge in the world....   [tags: Stereotyping, Language Barrier]

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Spirit Of The Game

- The Spirit of the Game This was one of the most inspiring books I have ever read. It spoke about periods of time throughout the evolving of one of Americas most intense and loved games. The book was split up into two large sections and then divided into chapters inside the sections. The first section was called The Spirit. The first chapter of this section deals with the early stages of development in the game. From the beginning hockey was known as a sport of integrity, grit, hard work all mixed in with a little class....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Brave New World and Gattaca

- Brave New World and Gattaca Huxley  Living in a genetically perfect world is not necessarily a great achievement to mankind.  It makes one think, "where do you draw the line in the advancement of eugenics?"  Both worlds, the Brave New one and Gattaca, are alternative futures (clearly dystopic), written and shown in a believable way (not as much in BNW, though) through the use of satire.  Also, for GATTACA, the director incorporates the traditional elements of movie - a murder-mystery tied in with a love story PLUS a science fiction touch - very effectively.  Satire in Huxley's novel is glaringly obvious (mockery of the education system and the morals of today along wi...   [tags: Brave New World]

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Christmas Spirit

- Looking through a frosted window at fog and chimney smoke is the best. The only thing that could make it better is when snow is falling gracefully from the sky, powdering the ground below. That very scene is one of the reasons why I have come to love winter so much. Winter means freezing temperatures that allow you to sit by the fire with a cup of cocoa. Winter means family coming together. Winter means Christmas. Winter means my favorite time of the year has arrived. I have always adored the season of winter....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Faulkner's Human Spirit

- William Faulkner accepted his Nobel Peace Prize in December 1950. During his acceptance speech, Faulkner proclaimed that the award was made not to him as a man, but to his life’s work, which was created, “out of the materials of the human spirit something which did not exist before.” (PF ) He felt that the modern writer had lost connection to his spirit and that he must reconnect with the universal truths of the heart—“love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice.” (PF ) Through his characters voice and exposure of their spirit, Faulkner solidified man’s immortality by “lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pi...   [tags: Authors]

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The Religion Of The World

- Palestinians of the first century had a much deeper respect for space than modern civilization seems to embrace. True to how we live, specifically in the Western World, space is something to pillage and fill, rather than treasure and embrace, as though space left untainted is offensive. I feel deeply saddened each time I see another patch of green disappear in the spirit of developing and ‘prospering’ from yet one more strip mall or office tower. Protests and heavy controversy have captured media attention as natives seek protection from sacred burial grounds while their precious land is threatened with the violation of yet another pipeline in the name of economic prosperity....   [tags: Universe, Earth, Jesus, Western world]

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Essay on the Human Spirit in Frankenstein and Picture of Dorian Grey

- Similarities of the Human Spirit in Frankenstein and The Picture of Dorian Grey The human spirit is one of the most beautiful forces in the world, but it is also one of the most vulnerable. In the novels Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, this idea of the human spirit is portrayed clearly. Both novels have similar aspects about the human spirit, but they also have their differences. Both novels have main characters who are influenced greatly by someone that they admire, and they are destroyed by that influence....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Three Ad Slogans that Illustrate the Shanghai Spirit

- For those new to Shanghai, what attract them most may be the dazzling neon lights, stylish buildings, great variety of commodities or delicious snacks. But for me, a native Shanghainese, it is the unique charm of the city that makes it appealing to all. With its confidence, tolerance, diligence and enterprising spirit, Shanghai attracts the world's attention. Here, I'd like to interpret the city spirit in my eyes by three famous advertisement slogans which are familiar to all of us. First, the slogan of Adidas, "Impossible is nothing." It is none other but the discontentment and the enterprising spirit that make a metropolis from a small fishing village....   [tags: Sociology]

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The Secret Garden And The Spirit Heals With Joy

- Key Passage     “ The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the spirit heals with joy ” (proverbs). This quote really relates back to the Secret Garden and the key passage i have chosen. The key passage i have chosen is in chapter one and is the last paragraph on page 4 which continues on to page 5. In the book up to this paragraph Burnett explains where this young girl Mary comes from and how beautiful her mother is and how successful her father is but Mary is neither of those things....   [tags: Mind, English-language films, The Secret Garden]

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edmundlear Edmund of King Lear as Nietzsche's Free Spirit

- Edmund of King Lear as Nietzsche's Free Spirit       In King Lear, Shakespeare creates a brilliant tragedy whose plot is driven primarily by its villains. Of these, Edmund stands alone as a man who makes his fortune, surrounded by those who seize fortune only when it is handed to them.  Shakespeare's ability to create a vivid, living character in the space of a few lines of speech triumphs in Edmund, who embodies a totally different moral system than that of Shakespeare's era.  Three centuries later, Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy of the Free Spirit would respect these values....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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Entrepreneurship : An Entrepreneurial Spirit Of A Business Man

- (a) Definition of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is defined as being able to develop a business from ground to up, creating new ideas that will be part of a profitable business (Brooks, 2015). It is also the willingness or the capacity of an individual to develop, manage or organize a business along with its risk that the business would fail in order to produce profit. An entrepreneurial spirit of a business man can be described as the ability to take risk and being an innovative fellow. (Business Dictionary, 2015)....   [tags: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Joseph Schumpeter]

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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis with the American Spirit

- We have seen numerous initiatives to solve social problems and economic issues over the last decade. To truly solve the foreclosure crisis we need to revive the American spirit. Society as a whole has had its issues during each individual era or decade. The 40’s had a World War, the 50’s saw the Cold War, the 60’s were a protest and civil rights decade, the 70’s saw the energy crisis, and the 80’s had social issues such as AIDS. What we truly need is revitalization of true American pride – base ball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet....   [tags: Foreclosures, ]

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Fear And Its Effect On The Human Spirit

- Fear. A word that has controlled my entire life. I would not be able to move faster than possible, fight harder than possible, or think harder than possible without the most powerful impulse of the human spirit, fear. If you asked me three years ago if I’m scared of success, I would simply tell you no. I wasn’t afraid because I had no clue what it took to be successful. I believed things were going to be handed to me, so my desire to achieve something was blocked by stubbornness. As of now, I fear success....   [tags: Turn LP, Aerosmith, Anxiety, Turn]

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Wilkinson & Pickett's 'Spirit Level Book'

- Wilkinson & Pickett, (W&P) assert that society on the whole would be healthier, more successful and happier if the gap between the affluent and the poor was tightened. The ‘Spirit Level Book’, written by them in 2010, is one of the most influential books on social policy to date and it argues that not only does inequality affect the ones down the bottom of the ladder but everyone across the board. Affluent countries perform better when social indicators are more equal across society. This essay will assess the validity of Wilkinson & Pickett’s conclusions by comparing the works of authors that support similar arguments, to the work of authors who disagree with them....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Spirit of Poet

- Spirit of Poet One requires ingenuity to write beyond his or her typical interest or knowledge base, and a strong sense of self-understanding and confidence to express any type of specialized or emotional sentiment. Poets are fearless warriors, composing into translation for others what is otherwise only understood in their own hearts. Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and John Milton go deeper into their art over the course of their lifetimes, reflecting a spirit of inquiry into their work. In “The Road Not Taken,” “Mother to Son,” and “When I Consider How My Light Is Spent,” respectively by these three authors, themes such as light, and life is a journey, help the reader not only understand...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Is The Modern World?

- We are the modern world we run and are made out of, “industrial capitalism, a system of nation-states and interstate wars, a growing gap between the richest and the poorest in our world, and (cause) mounting human impacts on the environment” (Mark 366). How did the world become this way; why is it we are ruled by capitalism and the need to industrialize using up our resource in this planet in order to compete and become more “developed” than each place that surrounds us. To answer this question Robert Mark address how our society has been build off of Eurocentrism in his introduction....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, World population]

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The Primacy of the Holy Spirit in the Soteriology and Doctrine of Grace of John Wesley & Contemporary Approaches to Wesleyan Soteriology

- I. Introduction As the title proclaims, grace is not a static concept or materialized in order to maintain the existing state or form of that which it inhabits. In his Instructions for Children, John Wesley defined grace as “the power of the Holy Spirit, enabling us to behave and love and serve God.” We learn from Wesley that where we find the Holy Spirit there is also Christ and that it is the Holy Spirit that brings forth our faith in Christ and the Holy Spirit is the divine agent that saves us from perpetuating sin in the world....   [tags: John Wesley, Wesleyan Soteriology]

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The Causes Of World War II

- For my research paper, I will talk about the causes of World War II. World War II is known as the bloodiest war in human history. A lot of controversial why this is happening. So, I am really interested to collect data and sources to know what makes this war happened. I don’t have any relatives that involved in this war, but this war made a huge impact in my country, Indonesia. For 338 years, Indonesia had been colonized by Portuguese, 350 years by Netherland, and 3.5 years by Japan. Most of people were suffering and died....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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Hara-kiri - the spirit of Japan

- Almost one million people die in Japan every year. In other words, people die every 31 seconds. Some people die because of illness. Some people die because of car accident. Some people commit suicide. There are many kinds of death in this world. I believe most of those deaths are disconsolate and absurd. However, the honorable but unbelievable death existed in Japan in the middle ages. We call that hara-kiri. Hara-kiri is basically an act of killing your self by cutting open your stomach with a sword, performed especially by the warrior, to avoid shame or losing honor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Essence of the Human Spirit

- The Essence of the Human Spirit My mother taught me the two most important lessons I have learned: you really can do anything if you work hard and dedicate yourself to it; and, every person has a responsibility to contribute something toward improving the world. She taught me by example. When I was eight, she went to college to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. Very few things in my life have been more inspirational than watching her, a poor woman with a husband and four children, graduate summa cum laude from college....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays]

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The Islamic World And The West

- One of the many reason I chose Islam as my topic for this research paper was because of my experience in a mosque that changed my perspective on how I view their religion. It has also enhanced my appreciation for all religions that are different from my own since I have been exposed to other religions besides Christianity. A positive result throughout my visit is that I can no longer be filled with negative connotations people label Muslims since I am now aware for what they stand for. In other words, my time spent at a Sunday service has been beneficiary to my growth as a student since I learned about a different religion....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Muslim world, Sharia]

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Huckleberry Finn: A Free Spirit

- Huckleberry Finn: A Free Spirit Huckleberry Finn is not an escapist, but a free spirit who only wants to live deeply disentangled from the bonds of society. An escapist is someone who flees from his/her responsibilities, while a free spirit is a person who knows no boundaries, and cannot be tamed by society. It may appear at first that Huck is an escapist, for he enjoys not having to go to school when living with his father. He escapes from the cabin and his father’s abuse; however, he escapes from his father’s cabin out of the necessity of survival, not because he didn’t want to accept responsibilities....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Max Weber’s "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism"

- Max Weber’s work The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is arguably one of the most important works in all of sociology and social theory, both classical and modern. In the decades since its inception, this work has gone on to influence generations of social scientists with its analysis of the effect of Protestantism on the development of modern industrial capitalism. This work, examining such broad topics as religion, economics, and history, is not only an interesting and insightful look into the history of the development of capitalism, but a major work in laying a foundation for future works of social theory....   [tags: Sociology, argumentative]

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The Beatitudes Requires A Spirit Of Submission Unto God

- The kingdom lifestyle described in the Beatitudes requires a spirit of submission unto God. Jesus is teaching this understanding to identify the emptiness a person must have to be filled and made whole. Afterward, a person can begin to be a witness of the salt and light, which is Jesus Christ. The Gospel of John records Jesus Christ saying “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life (Jn. 8:32, NASB). Light is a sign of righteousness and truth and knowledge....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Jesus, Ethics]

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The World War Was Inevitable

- Europe prior to 1914 was a bucket, slowly filling with political distress, competition over colonies, nationalism, a multifaceted network of alliances and economic rivalry. Even the slightest kick or push to a full bucket would cause a spill and make a mess. World War I was this mess, and the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, however insignificant it may have been, was the kick that spilled the bucket. At this point all of Europe wanted to go to war, their idealistic view of a one great Napoleonic type war was all they wanted....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Ottoman Empire]

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Analysis Of ' The ' Of The Holy Spirit ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- In this passage Paul expressed that while there may be different levels of understanding amongst the Christians in Corinth, this did not mean there were different kinds of Christians. He began the passage by using his own teachings as a model. In verse 1-5, Paul uses the rhetorical style as he shared his own shortcomings and contrasted them with the fact he spoke purely of Christ. Paul shared that his speech was neither elegant, nor persuasive and he spoke “in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.” Paul ended the first 5 verses with “that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” This set the stage for the key focus of this passage, which is that true wisdom...   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Old Testament, Jesus]

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Max Weber 's The Protestant Ethic And The Spirit Of Capitalism

- 1b. Provide an analysis of pages 298-303 (starting at […] on 298 and ending at “employer’s organized life. […]”) of Weber’s “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism” in the Calhoun reader. Identity with specific reference to the text what is the key argument that Weber develops in this section. Based on this segment from Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, it appears that the primary focus of the work was to refute the proposal of “”superstructure” theorists” (Weber in Calhoun 2012: 299), by providing examples to indicate that a capitalist economy is an unnatural social system, and does not unfold as these theorists claim....   [tags: Sociology, Max Weber, Capitalism, Individualism]

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Spirit That Knows No Age

- Leonard Bernstein once said, “Mozart is all music; there is nothing you can ask from music that he cannot supply…bathed in a glitter that could have come only from the eighteenth century...It is a perfect product of the age of reason – witty, objective, graceful, delicious. And yet over it all hovers the greater spirit that is Mozart’s – the spirit of compassion, of universal love, even of suffering – a spirit that knows no age, that belongs to all ages” (Kenyon 19-20). Mozart’s effervescent spirit is apparent in letters that he wrote to his family and friends....   [tags: Biography, Love Story]

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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber

- ... Theses people were following Gods will by working and accumulating wealth. Unlike Karl Marx that examined the cause and the consequences of capitalism, Weber only dealt with the cause. He also didn't develop or suggest an alternative to capitalism although he believed it wasn't a good practice. Weber characterizes the spirit of capitalism by quoting a number of Benjamin Franklin writings that he considered being the purest ideal typical form. Weber doesn’t identify Franklins approach as a business practice, but instead as an ethic....   [tags: catholics, protestants, capitalists, marx]

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The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down

- Anne Fadiman’s "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" Critical Analysis: Understanding Religion and Cultural Conflicts and how it Impacts the Society Name Institution Religion is considered as a pervasive force in this world. It shapes people as to how they behave and interact with almost everything present in the society. Influencing behavior, character formations, ideals, policies, standards are just among the dimensions and societal perspectives affected and impacted by religion....   [tags: Sociology, Religion, Faith, Culture]

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Graduation Speech : A School Spirit Group At All Levels

- Schooling, at all levels, prepares the youth for what lies ahead in adulthood. Through all of the highs and lows of my academic career, I was able to use it all to improve upon myself. Try new things. Roughly halfway through high school, I became extremely involved in extracurricular activities like our swim team, show choir, JC’s (a school spirit group for wild, eccentric guys), and on stage acting. I began participating in all of these during my junior year, and followed through until I graduated....   [tags: High school, Extracurricular activity, Friends]

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War I And World War II

- Undoubtedly, World War I and World War II were great tragedies that caused suffering all over the world. However, they were important pivotal moments in nations like Japan despite yielding different results. Japan did not directly participate in World War I, but it did initially benefit from the aftermath. However, any rapid rise is accompanied by a great fall. Its government was unstable (Roberts 356), and suddenly its newfound position as a leading industrial power became problematic (Roberts 357)....   [tags: World War II, World War I]

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John Weber 's Protestant Ethics And The Spirit Of Capitalism

- According to Max Weber religion is an institution that is based on cultural needs of man and has added capacity to human development and human life. In his book “Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism” Weber argues that the values of the protestant institution and its ethics played an important role in the economy of Western countries. His study focused on how a religious sect can influence the economic behavior of its attendants. The main concern of Weber was to know until what extension the religious conceptions of the world of existence have an impact on the economic behavior of Western societies....   [tags: Religion, Human, Evolution, Charles Darwin]

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Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit, by Daniel Quinn

- Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit, by Daniel Quinn, is a philosophical journey that takes place between an unnamed narrator and Ishmael, a gorilla, who can speak telepathically. The novel begins by the narrator reading an advertisement in the local newspaper requesting a student who has “…an earnest desire to save the world.” This intrigues the narrator because he had been searching for such a teacher all of his early life. Although the narrator thinks the advertisement is a hoax, he persists on going to the indicated address to fulfill his curiosity....   [tags: philosophical journey, gorilla]

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Pilot Schooling: The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

- ... Powered by four turbo prop engines, this aircraft was seen by some as the bomber of the future. Professor Ian Poll who instructs Aerospace engineering at Cranfield university stated, "This was really where Northrop's vision started to take shape because the XB-35 had a wingspan of about sixty-one meters. This was a big airplane even by today's standards. Its problem was, while its top speed was about four hundred miles per hour, its speed in long range cruise was only one hundred and eighty-five miles per hour." Northrop met this challenge, when in 1947 he introduced his new YB-49....   [tags: aircraft, flying, airplane]

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Skin Deep, Spirit Strong : The Black Female Body

- In Kimberly Springer’s anthology, Skin Deep, Spirit Strong: The Black Female Body in American Culture, she has different articles in the book that are written by a variety of women. The articles in the book break down and discuss areas of history and time-periods that shaped the representation and current understanding of the black female body. Many ideals of how society preserves the black female body to be is based on historical context that the authors in Springers book further explain. The two articles that I am going to focus on are Gender, Race and Nation: The Comparative Anatomy of “Hottentot” Women in Europe 1815-17 and Mastering the Female Pelvis: Race and the Tools of Reproductio...   [tags: Gender, White people, Woman, Race]

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Analysis of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

- Tradition is defined in the dictionary as the handing down from generation to generation of the same customs and beliefs. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, I believe has two main topics addressed: the traditions of the Hmong people, and the dangers of being unable to communicate. The misunderstanding of these two consequential points, I believe caused the majority of conflict that arose. Can tradition prevent open-mindedness. Lia's parents reasoning of her seizures as "not so much a medical problem as a blessing", I think helped them have the ability to cope....   [tags: Hmong Culture, Modern Medicine]

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Aristotle, Confucius, And Many More Embody The Spirit Of Learning

- Aristotle, Confucius, and many more embody the spirit of learning. They understood the positive impact education has on individuals. They understood how education enhances the mind and helps the development of a broad perspective of the world. They understood the necessity of education in moving society forward. They understood that education needs cherishing and protecting. Unfortunately, not everyone understands. The current people in power in Sierra Leone do not understand. After the civil war, foreigners and corruption took over a vast majority of the country and the livelihood of the people got pushed out....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Sierra Leone]

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The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down, Ethnocentrism

- In the book The Spirit Catches you and you Fall Down, ethnocentrism can also be seen. Throughout the book the family and the doctors have different ideas of medicine/healing techniques are often disagreed on. It’s important for the doctor to see that biomedicine has its own intentions of saving patient through standard procedures and beliefs. Understanding those terms will shed some light on the culture of the patient, which has their own intentions, beliefs, and rules as well. Breaking down ethnocentrism to find an agreement is a good goal to accomplish in order have successful prognosis and healing....   [tags: Nationalism, Nation, Imperialism, Study abroad]

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A Man with a Dragon’s Spirit: Bruce Lee

- The man who has my admiration and utmost respect is Bruce Lee. In the short 32 years of his life, Bruce Lee, created a legacy that is still prevalent today. He is thought by many as the “Greatest Martial Artist of the 20th Century”. His philosophies and insightful teachings have influenced many people, including myself. His perseverance and determination are beyond that of modern-day people and those are to qualities that deserve my admiration. Bruce Lee was born, November 27th 1940, in San Francisco, in the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac....   [tags: Biography, martial arts, biographical essay]

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The Negative Effects of Neo Colonialism throughout the World

- The beauty that lies with our world is found in the massive and expanded history of its existence. Different people have walked the face of this earth, and have left their mark on the everlasting entity that is our world. Of cultures and tribes, leaders and followers, the world has been mixed in many more ways than one. One mixture that has left a large mark on our earth is that of colonialism. Developed nations, at the time would colonize less developed ones, and through a process of time, wars, and an undeniable respect to the human spirit and freedom, these colonies have gained their independence....   [tags: world history]

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A Red Red Spirit

- A Red Red Spirit Life and death, beginnings and endings. The death of one person: the ending of two lives, or the beginning of both. Sylvia Plath, tumbling through madness toward suicide, created a collection of poems titled Ariel, and used the theme poem to express the revelations she had while planning her own suicide. Thirty years later, the man who was blamed for her madness and death - her husband, British poet Ted Hughes - finally responded to the accusations with a set of his own poems he called The Birthday Letters....   [tags: Sylvia Plath Suicide Poetry Poems Essays]

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Mind, Intelligence and Spirit

- Mind, Intelligence and Spirit The mind is a collection of various classes of processes that can be studied empirically. To limit the field of mental processes we must follow the criteria of folk psychology. There are three kinds of mind: human, animal and mechanical. But the human mind is the paradigm or model of mind. The existence of mechanical minds is a serious challenge to the materialism or the mind-brain identity theory. Based on this existence we can put forward the antimaterialist argument of machines....   [tags: Psychology Philosophy Papers]

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Spirit Of St. Louis

- The Spirit of St. Louis “I don’t think about it...There was no blinding light, no angels coming to take me home.” Chris Pronger is one of the premier hockey players in the world. With his 6’6”, 220 lbs. frame, Chris Pronger dominates other teams while on the ice and has become one of those special players who can control a game. The defenseman out of Dryden, Ontario has come around full circle since arriving in the NHL as the second overall draft pick in the 1995 draft. After having to deal with troubles early in his career, which consisted of drinking and partying, Pronger has gotten his act together to lead his team, the St....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The End Of World War II

- Although the end of World War II brought immense joy to the world, it was a turning point for American literature. Though the war was over, it was like starting over for America as it donned a new post war era. Authors and poets used their stories and characters to portray the grim era of that time and many of them reflected a guilt and disillusionment in the American dream. Though various writers had their own ideas of what the new post war America would shape out to be, not all had positive outlooks....   [tags: World War II, United States, Great Depression]

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A Critique of O. P. Dwivedis Satyagraha for Conservation: Awakening the Spirit of Hinduism

- A Critique of O. P. Dwivedis Satyagraha for Conservation: Awakening the Spirit of Hinduism In his article Satyagraha for Conservation: Awakening the Spirit of Hinduism, O. P. Dwivedi argues that we must reawaken religious values if the world is going to reduce the current level of environmental degradation. He suggests that religious beliefs can serve as a crucial foundation in helping to create a self-consciously moral society which would put conservation and respect for Gods creation first, and relegate individualism, materialism, and our modern desire to dominate nature in a subordinate place....   [tags: Environment Environmental Papers]

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B-52 Spirit

- B-2 Spirit The development of the B-2 Spirit has become one of the giant leaps in aviation history. Developed by Northrop Grumman, the aircraft became known as one of the best-kept secrets in history. The B-2 Spirit has stealth capabilities that help it become invisible to enemy radar. The Bomber was also the first aircraft to use JDAM capabilities. It became successful in the war in Kosovo. Using its potential and proving itself as an advanced strategic bomber. The Spirit is a very expensive aircraft, one that has stirred controversy amongst politicians and the general public....   [tags: History Aviation Airplane Development]

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War I And World War II

- World War I and World War II where both major turning points in the 20th Century. Though differing in causes and the conduct of battle, both conflicts had a vast array of both short-term and long term effects. The individual economic power of the state’s involved also greatly influence the outcomes of the war. World War I cannot truly be blamed upon only one country, but rather on a multitude of nations due to a complex network of secret alliances, a buildup of arms, and a rise in nationalism. World War I began in 1914, after a member of the “Black Hand” (Gavrilo Princip), a Serbian nationalistic terrorist group, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir apparent to the Austrian-Hungar...   [tags: World War II, World War I, Adolf Hitler]

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Mean Spirit

- Mean Spirit Our story takes place on an oil-rich Native American town, called Watona, on a reservation in Oklahoma. The course of the story extends from 1918 to the mid-twenties. There is a multitude of characters that accompany this story. One of the most important characters is Nola Blanket, a young teenager who is a full-blooded Osage Indian. She is a very delicate girl but still very strong. Her mother, Grace Blanket, is a very beautiful, well-liked young woman who is very outgoing and fun-loving....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Afterlife By Jackson, Shah, An Information Technology Technician Guy

- Afterlife by Jackson Amir Shah, an Information Technology Technician guy that I happen to meet on the internet, somehow got in contact with me through an online game called Minecraft. It is a very known game that one can build their own world through limited selection of materials that are provided in game. We have known each other for about 2 years now. Around summer break, I started to speak to him about religious topic that involves Jesus Christ and many other things that are sinful. As talk more we started to get serious about the topic and then he show me something at night around 10 p.m....   [tags: Soul, Spirit, Jesus, Hell]

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An Evaluation of Descartes' Argument that an Evil Demon Manipulates through Senses

- I. Introduction This paper is an evaluation of the argument Descartes presents about the possibility of the influence of an evil demon influencing manipulating and deceiving us through our senses. The second section is to describe the method of doubt and how it progresses to the third section which evaluates the progression through the evil spirit argument. Fourth, is how one can take both the method of doubt and the evil spirit argument and come to the conclusion that one still exists and is a thinking being....   [tags: meditation, doubt, spirit]

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Differences in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

- Differences in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit The disciples of Jesus Christ were called to ?baptize all nations in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19)?. The book made it clear that God exists as three Persons, which is known as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There are some differences between These Three but they are one and united. We are asked by God to bring His message of salvation, love, hope, and unity so that the Church may be one also....   [tags: Papers]

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The, The Great Magician, By Harry Potter

- In my religion we do not have faith because for us seeing is believing. If you think that by practicing spiritism you will become Marlin the Great Magician, or Harry Potter riding a broomstick, you better go to a psychologist; these practices are clearly not for you. The Orishas or spirits are not geniuses in a lamp either, you can 't rub a lamp and become a millionaire. Shamanism is for those who want to experience the spirit world and communicate with intelligent entities that are clearly not visible to humans, it just opens a door to that dimension....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality, Santería, Spirit]

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The Death Of The World

- Most wonder if the moment they are currently living in is the beginning, middle, or end of their existence. Did we live a previous life in another time or another place. What awaits us in the afterlife, or is there an after life at all. If our spirit can be held in the physical world, what allows that. There is an abundance of studies that suggest there is an after life that awaits us, but with what proof. Some of these sources that we read aren’t credible, yet we’re more prone to believing it. Will we all find the answer when we die....   [tags: Soul, Mind, Philosophy of mind, Materialism]

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On Leisure Theory In The Field Of Cultural Spirit

- On Leisure Theory In The Field Of Cultural Spirit ABSTRACT: China, with a large population, has its own characteristics in establishing new values for leisure. One of the most vital characteristics of leisure is that family is considered as its main subject. Therefore, strengthening the family culture has become a new conception of leisure. In the countryside, about 85 percent of the villages and towns have set up various entertainment and leisure places which reflect the family culture. In cities, people have a new conception of residence which pursues a community culture that respects people's rights and advocates an harmonious integration of human beings and nature....   [tags: Culture China Essays]

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Emerson’s Transcendentalist Ideas in his Book Nature

- Emerson’s first book Nature, published in 1896 may be one of his best on transcendentalism. He believed that everything in our world, even something as tiny as a drop of dew is a microcosm of the universe. His view on the oversoul, which is ain his view a supreme and superior mind that every man and woman share, allowed trandscentalists to dismiss the notion of external authority and now rely on personal experience. With his Book Nature, it allowed the accessibility of universal understanding. It shows Emerson’s belief that each person on their own must create an understanding, a personal understanding of the universe....   [tags: matter, spirit, universe]

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Things They Carried Essay: Rebirth of a Spirit

- Rebirth of a Spirit in The Things They Carried Speaking of courage is a story found in Tim O ' Brien's The Things They Carried about a solider named Norman Bowker who has returned home from the Vietnam War. As Bowker circles the town's "source of pride" he comes to realize that the town that he left so many years ago will never be the same. While his life was paused by the war, theirs weren't. He also comes to understand that while the people he once knew have changed that he has also changed....   [tags: Things They Carried Essays]

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Understanding The Basic Principles of Voodoo

- Server of the spirit, or Voudouist is the name given to a practicer of Voodoo. While the former may be interpreted with an air of darkness, the opposite is most often true. Mainstream media has given a false identity to Voodoo and has instilled fear in the general public. The intent of Voodoo is not one of evil or dark magic, rather one of community and strength. “As a very dark remnant is left from the history of slavery and discrimination in the West, African religions are still some of the most maligned and misunderstood religions in the world.” (Mama Zogbé) Voodoo, Vodoun, or Vodun, is far more complicated and spiritual than the misunderstandings surrounding it would lead one to believe;...   [tags: spirit, darkness, practicer of voodoo]

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How Christians Should Do The Worship And Fast

- The Christianity has a dozen branches like Catholic, Orthodox, Protestants, Baptists, Anglicans, Jews, etc. Even though they all serve The Most High God, there are continuous fights between them. The differences start with methods of sermons, what to preach, how to preach the gospel. How Christians should do the worship and fast, what food to eat, and what close to wear. This all are small domestic problems that don’t even matter, the real issues lay way beyond it. As time goes on things are changing, so as churches has to develop along with time....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit]

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The Impact of Music on the Mind, Body and Spirit

- The Impact of Music on the Mind, Body and Spirit Music is fun. The very mention of the word seems to stir emotions that are exciting and interesting. The mind shifts to recall memories that have long passed, moments that could presently be experienced, or future events that will hold a place in one's heart and mind. In everything, there is sound. Where there is sound, there can be music. Where there is music, activities are taking place with implications affecting one's path in life. In an elementary schoolroom, kindergardeners are learning the ABC song to go home and sing to their parents....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Foundation Of The World

- BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD There were three Beings in existence who were before the foundation of the world. God the Father, God the Son, the Word (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit. They are comprised of the Godhead. In addition, they are separate Beings; yet, they are one in purpose, in righteousness, and in deity. However, our omniscient (all-knowing) God knew beforehand that mankind would disobey Him and His only concern was with the redemption of man – Genesis 3 – Revelation 22:21. Therefore, through His creation, God began working in the affairs of men to bring about His plan of how man could live with Him forever, provided man accepted His terms....   [tags: Abraham, Book of Genesis, Adam and Eve, God]

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The Spirit Molecule (DMT): An Endogenous Psychoactive

- The Spirit Molecule (DMT): An Endogenous Psychoactive "The feeling of doing DMT is as though one had been struck by noetic lightning. The ordinary world is almost instantaneously replaced, not only with a hallucination, but a hallucination whose alien character is its utter alienness. Nothing in this world can prepare one for the impressions that fill your mind when you enter the DMT sensorium."- McKenna. N,N-dimethyltryptamine(DMT) is a psychoactive chemical in the tryptamine family, which causes intense visuals and strong psychedelic mental affects when smoked, injected, snorted, or when swallowed orally (with an MAOI such as haramaline)....   [tags: Drugs DMT Drug Essays]

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Methods to Renew Mind, Body and Spirit

- Methods to Renew Mind, Body and Spirit How does our immediate environment shape us to who we are today. Does our daily tasks and experiences affect us to the point where it molds us and changes our feelings and attitudes towards society and ourselves. Who decides if were going to take part and affiliate with our surroundings or technology. Does our parents, friends or family. Both David Orr and Matthew Fox enable us to comprehend these concepts using models for education, work, communities, health, and nature....   [tags: Papers]

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The Personification of Nature in Percy Shelley's Poetry

- Personification has been used by many poet, authors, and writers alike to catch the attention of their audience by drawing a comparison. This technique of giving immanent objects human like characteristics allows for the readers to better identify with what is portrayed on the page. The romantic era poets, especially the second generation including Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and John Keats, loved the use of personification to call their readers to attention and make them return to nature and see it’s beauty if they could....   [tags: images, spirit, beauty]

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Sensibility and Nature: Charlotte Smith’s Envy of Rejuvenation

- In Charlotte Smith’s Elegiac Sonnets, Smith uses nature as a vehicle to express her complex emotions and yearning for a renewal of her spirit. Utilizing the immortal characteristics of spring and the tempestuous nature of the ocean, Smith creates a poetic world that is both a comfort and a hindrance to her tortured soul. Even while spring can provide her with temporary solace and the ocean is a friend in her sorrow, both parts of nature constantly remind her of something that she will never be able to accomplish: renewing her anguished spirit and becoming happy once more....   [tags: Elegiac Sonnets, spirit]

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The Loathsome Mask has Fallen

- For the sake of context, this introduction paragraph will provide the reader with what has happened in the previous episodes of Prometheus Unbound. Prometheus is shackled and tortured for three thousand years. He is with Panthea and Ione, these two Oceanides keep him company. This punishment was received with the defiance of Jupiter, King of the Gods. Prometheus created humankind and he also gave them fire. He wants to be reminded of the curse that he uttered to Jupiter, so his mother Earth tells him he must summon the Phantasm of Jupiter....   [tags: The Spirit of the Hour in Prometheus Unbound]

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The Underlying Cause Of World War I

- The underlying cause of World War I was the build up of Nationalism, Imperialism, and Militarism in the 1800s. The “three isms” caused this great war due to the outcry in which they caused within the countries and their citizens including military build up, severe nationalism, patriotism, and extending a country 's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. World War I was one of most brutal and largest wars that ha world has ever experienced. World War I was a war fought in many countries all over the world including Europe, France, Russia, Britain, France, the United States and many other countries....   [tags: World War I, Nationalism, Fascism, Canada]

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Jap A World Power, And The Pacific Theater

- Meanwhile, in the years before the official start of WWII, Japan was looking to increase their territory. They wanted to become a world power, and a strong leader in the global economy. As a “victor” of WWI, they had been awarded sections of territory in China, but wanted to expand further, so as to attain the resources to sustain their rapid growth. Eventually, Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931 and China in 1937. These two separate circumstances eventually lead to the creation of two “Theaters” of war, The European Theater, and The Pacific Theater....   [tags: World War II, Nuclear weapon, Cold War]

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World War II And Australian History

- Situated within the early 1940s, World War II was an event of great hardship, conflict and warfare for people across the globe. Consisting of numerous historic battles, including the bombing of Darwin, the Kokoda Track campaign and the Siege of Tobruk, World War II was considered ‘the war to end all wars’; a statement proven to be quite inaccurate. The ‘Siege of Tobruk’ had a significant effect upon the outcome of World War II and Australian History, and greatly contributed to the formation of modern society and our current living circumstances....   [tags: World War II, Australia, Axis powers]

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What Caused World War One?

- What caused world war one . Maybe, we should start with what made world one possible. Why the war happens and how it was possible is two different things. If we were to look at that we would have to say it was made possible by two things sweet propaganda and the technology of that current time. When you want somebody to go to war, they have to tell sell you on war pride. They have to make villains out of the opposing team to increase their military. They have to create a sense of nationalism. Pride in your country roll out commercial and war slogans....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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The World Of Religion

- In regards to the world of religion, there are a lot of things that can be questioned in the Christian religion. Most people are going to know what is real, what can they believe, and what happens to them in the afterworld. Starting with what is real, the primary reality of the situation is that earthly life is not forever. You can believe that this world is eternal, but until you realize that there are more to life than the earthly world we will never understand. In determining what is real, everybody 's reality and world view will be different....   [tags: Morality, Human, Religion, Meaning of life]

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World War I And The First Great War

- Despite its name, World War One was not the first Great War. It was, however, the first great war of the modern age. New technologies, machinery, and ways of life had been created within the few years of World War One. The impacts of this era are still in effect today. In fact, during World War One, barbed wire and steam machine guns were invented (Hardach 64). Both have been improved and are still in use today. While these inventions may not be widely known as linked to this war, the war itself is infamous....   [tags: World War I, United States, World War II]

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World War I's Affect on British Industry and Economics

- The outbreak of the First World War in August 1914 produced immediate changes. It is often said that war is the 'locomotive of history' - that is what drives it along. Certainly the First World War helped to produce major changes in Great Britain especially socially and economically. World War I produced major economic changes. British industry had been to a large extent transformed by the mobilization of millions of soldiers and by an unprecedented switch to war production. Under a positive perspective, the economy had shown a new production capacity....   [tags: World War I, economics, history,]

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The Reconstruction Era Through The Start Of World War 2

- The Reconstruction Era through the start of World War 2 , America faced exceeding conflicts, transformations, and accomplished desirable and complicated goal by not only government involvement but by citizens who wanted to make a change for the better. Activist during the Progressive era pushed for reforms and addressed problems caused by unstructured industrialization, urbanization and immigration. During the Industrial Revolution, new innovations made American lives easier to commute and function....   [tags: World War II, Great Depression]

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The Great Depression And World War II

- As America began the road to recovery following the devastation of the Great Depression and World War II, the American people began flocking to the church in an effort to find hope amongst the tragedy. Although this religious revival was unexpected at the time, in hindsight it seemed like the only logical move for the American people to be able to recover from what the world had gone through. As the Cold War period began to become a reality to the American people, the religious revival continued to sweep the nation and only grew stronger....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Dwight D. Eisenhower]

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The Pay Back of Restoration: Justice in Ben Mikaelsen’s Touching Spirit Bear

- With the authority to discipline, our society has the ability to influence the future. Although, punishment is used to human savagery , it can also be used to exert power. The act of consigning punishment is extensively documented in literature. Such is the topic in Ben Mikaelsen’s novel, Touching Spirit Bear. Cole Matthews proves that the power to punish is often misused, resulting in detrimental side effects for society. Thankfully, Cole’s most recent crime is judged using the Native American tradition known as Circle Justice....   [tags: human savagery, power, justice]

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The Spirit of the Times: Progress and Industrialization During Stalin’s Five-Year Plans

- In the USSR, during the first of Joseph Stalin’s five-year plans, it was a cutthroat, hard working place in time. Stalin was forced to put this plan in place because he wanted to have a competitive industry with the rest of the world. Stalin himself said it best when he was quoted saying, ”We are fifty or a hundred years behind the advanced countries. We must make good this distance in ten years. Either we do it, or they will crush us.” In order to have a better incite for what it was like for the workers of this time, a great resource would be the book Time, Forward....   [tags: Soviet Union, Socialist Realism]

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