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Marilyn Monroe: American Sex Symbol

- Marilyn Monroe was a woman who lived and thrived under the spotlight. Monroe has been immortalized in her words; she is quoted at one time saying, “I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best”. An American Icon is someone whose works, life, and message withstand the test of time. In order to understand Marilyn Monroe’s impact as America’s sex symbol one must have an explanation of her background, an overview of her career as an actress, and an analysis of her critic’s reviews....   [tags: Sex Symbol and Pop Icon]

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The Is A Symbol For Justice

- The United States of America prides itself on the idea that it provides equality, opportunity and justice for all; even those who are under criminal accusations, but that is why America is a symbol for Justice. The steps that in which must be taken to prove an individual to be guilty of a criminal offense are extensive and provide the defendant, those accused, with opportunity to compete with state system accusations. The ideological model of due process is designed to protect the accused. Between the Constitutional Amendment Rights, Due Process Clause, and the Miranda Rights presented to all citizens tried within our criminal justice system make it even more difficult to prove an individual...   [tags: United States Constitution, Criminal law]

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The Symbol Of The Flag

- There is nothing wrong with showing support to your homage, but we need to be respectful about it. It is perfectly stated when a man named Kirk Mayes, who has spoken out against the claims made by haters of the flag says, “The Confederate flag symbolizes racial oppression, but also pride in the South for many Southerners. It really is a symbol of the past. Today, it 's about moving forward. We have to kind of be open to the spirit of forgiving. Not embracing its symbolism of hatred, but recognizing its relevance,” said Mayes....   [tags: Confederate States of America]

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Symbolism As A Symbol?

- Symbolism in A Passage to India What is a symbol. A Symbol represents an idea or another object. A symbol can have multiple meanings depending of the person. In How to Read Like a Professor Foster explains symbols in depth in chapter twelve “Is That a symbol?”. Foster says that if a symbol only has one meaning than it ceases to be a symbol. The reader 's background and experiences decide on what a symbol means to them and only them. In E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India one can find many examples of symbolism....   [tags: Hinduism, India, Hindu, Life]

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The Bull : A Symbol Of Strength And Power

- Introduction In the ancient world the bull is considered to be a symbol of strength and power. The reoccurring motif of the bull aligns its representation with that of ritual and sacrifice. However, the archetype of the "wild and ferocious" bull is not prominent in Greek antiquity. In fact, the bull has been represented in art, architecture and myth to be a symbol of control and self-assertion. Arguably one might say that power is control; that the strength to defeat one 's enemy is the control that the bull represents....   [tags: Minoan civilization, Knossos, Minos, Crete]

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The Wallpaper Is A Symbol Of The Narrator

- ‘If the woman in the wallpaper is a symbol of the narrator, then the wallpaper is a symbol for the restricting patriarchy of Gilman’s society’ Using ideas from the critical anthology to support your argument, to what extent do you agree. Charlotte Perkins Gilman uses the symbol of the wallpaper throughout her novel in order to represent the constraining patriarchal society in which both she and the narrator lived within. The woman in the wallpaper is used by Gilman to not only represent Gilman herself, but to represent all women in the late 1800s who were marginalised by society and controlled by the phallocentric rules....   [tags: Sociology, Feminism, Gender]

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Symbol of the Conch in Lord of the Flies

- ... ‘Shut up. Wait. Listen!’ He went on in the silence, borne on in his triumph”(38). Because he used the Conch fairly, boys were fine to be ruled by Ralph, except Jack, who were a chief of the hunters, and because he was always the leader before, Jack disobeys Ralph and broke the rules. But before that, he was able to control the boys by the rule that nobody can interrupt when somebody has the Conch. Ralph had a leadership to control the boys. So the Conch and Ralph’s leadership had a great combination to be a leader of the boys....   [tags: power, demoncracy, unity]

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A Symbol Of America And The American Wealth

- By many aspects the one dollar note will just be a symbol of America and the American wealth, however we will see that it can convey way more than that. First and foremost, the one dollar note, is something judged to be common knowledge, everybody can approximately see what it looks like and they will not look in depth of what can be one of the most symbolic items of the United States of America. First printed in 1863, the dollar note was here to represent an abstract, yet know by everyone, money....   [tags: United States, Thirteen Colonies, Semiotics]

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The Yellow Wallpaper : A Symbol For Women

- “The Yellow Wallpaper:” a Symbol for Women As the narrator presents a dangerous and startling view into the world of depression, Charlotte Perkins Gilman introduces a completely revitalized way of storytelling using the classic elements of fiction. Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” combines a multitude of story elements that cannot be replicated. Her vast use of adjectives and horrifying descriptions of the wallpaper bring together a story that is both frightening and intensely well told. Using the story’s few characters and remote setting, Charlotte Perkins Gilman presents the wallpaper itself as both a representation of the narrator and the story’s theme, as well as a symbol for her descent...   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The Alamo: A Symbol of Texan Independence

- “Remember the Alamo” is a phrase that is etched in the American psyche. The Alamo became such a powerful symbol of the struggles of freedom vs. tyranny for several reasons including who died at the battle and the immediate effect it had on the fledgling Texan independence movement. Although the Battle of the Alamo was a military failure, it immediately became a symbol of Texas. The Alamo didn’t become a symbol of Texan independence because it was a good idea on the Texan’s part. It became a symbol of Texan independence because a lot of brave men made a very, very rash decision....   [tags: history of the lone star state]

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The Red Symbol in The Handmaid's Tale

- In the dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's Tale" written by Margaret Atwood, the color red is a reoccurring, significant symbol throughout the book. The dominant color of the novel, the color red is paired with the Handmaids. The Handmaids are always seen in their red uniform, even down to their red shoes and red gloves. From the opening pages of the novel we are informed that they are trained at the “Red Centre,” and we are introduced to the importance of the red imagery as Offred, the narrator and protagonist of the novel, describes herself getting dressed: “The red gloves are lying on the bed....   [tags: Literature, Margaret Atwood]

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The Police Are A Symbol Of Fear And Oppression

- As a nation, we are more divided than we have been in over a century. Riots litter the streets crying out for equality after innocent are slain. Police are targeted and ambushed for no reason other than wearing the uniform. Tension rises as both sides grow increasingly uneasy about what each other will do next. Families of both police officers and ordinary citizens mourn over needless deaths. It is the lack of understanding on both sides that fuels this hatred for one another. American ideology is that we are the promise land....   [tags: Police, Constable, Crime, Crime prevention]

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English: A Symbol of Power in India

- Languages fundamentally serve as vehicles for people to communicate. Today, English language has been internationally recognized as a global language, which is highly correlated with the legacy of British colonization in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. India was colonized by the British from 1765 until its independence in 1947. (World English, 101) India, situated in South Asia, is geographically a huge territory with tremendously diverse ethnicities. Prior to the British colonization, India has multilingualism, in which each language is deeply rooted with its individual culture....   [tags: Language]

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Women: The Symbol of Strength and Endurance

- Women have been considered to be the symbol of strength for many centuries. Women have often been forced to be in charge of the family when the male in the family couldn’t. There are many times during wars that the men have to go off and fight, they leave their women behind. Then these women have to not only continue their responsibilities and take care of their families, they also have to take over the men’s responsibilities. Women also have to leave the people and the places that they love so that they can be with their husband....   [tags: A Wagner Matinée by Willa Cather]

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Versailles Was A Symbol Of Absolute Monarchism

- Versailles was a symbol of absolute monarchism. It was cut off, elaborate and expensive. An example of how cut off Louis XVI was from the rest of France is that he made a single excursion into provincial France and that was a trip to Cherbourg. Politicians these days cannot be seen to be cut off from the outside world and elitist. It is resented by the people. It may have been less resented in the 18th Century but there will always have been a few grumbles coming from certain factions relating to this....   [tags: French Revolution, Louis XVI of France, Voltaire]

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The Scarlet Letter : A Symbol Of Strength

- Hester Prynne: A Symbol of Strength The Scarlet Letter is the story of a single mother, Hester Prynne, who is stigmatized because of her affair with a man that is originally unknown to the reader. Her punishment is to wear a scarlet ‘A’ on her chest for the rest of her life. She raises her daughter Pearl in an isolated cabin and makes and repairs clothing to provide for her daughter. Hester Prynne grows throughout the novel by beginning to overcome the stigma of the letter, accepting that while her sin is public, revealing the father of her child is not her place, and by questioning the perceptions of women in a patriarchal society....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Symbol Of The Christmas Tree

- The symbol of the Christmas Tree parallels Nora, which also reflects to the larger meaning regarding women’s place in society. The Christmas Tree displays that women are meant to be something pretty to be admired by the men of the household and the outside world, this reinforces the idea that women are merely accessories for men and not actual, thinking beings. Looking specifically at Nora, however, the tree mirrors her actions, feelings, and how she is viewed by the other characters in the play....   [tags: Christmas tree, Christmas, Gender role, Gender]

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A Symbol Of The Heroic Deeds Kennedy

- Boston, Massachusetts will display it 's recognition of him in Boston Harbor with a newly designed monument. This monument will be a symbol of the heroic deeds Kennedy offered throughout his term. As a constant reminder, this monument shall display his commitment, wit, and the patience he embodied; characteristics that describe nothing less than a hero. Kennedy ran for office in the 1960 's. Unfortunately for him, it was an era of chaos; civil rights was the new emerging issue. Acts of violence and inequality were at its peak....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Cuban Missile Crisis, Cuba]

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Coca Cola As A Symbol Of Happiness

- 2.9 billion dollars - that 's the amount Coca Cola spent on worldwide advertisement in the year 2010. Well spent money, Coca Cola has inserted itself as a symbol of happiness all around the world. A clear association of having a good time and enjoying yourself has been made with the Coca Cola products. We do not have a need to consume this product, but still 1.9 billion people buy a can of coke each day. Coca Cola doesn 't work on the idea that it is a need; it works on the idea that joy, smiling, laughing, pleasure, are all connected to their product....   [tags: Coca-Cola, Caffeine, The Coca-Cola Company, Cola]

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Global Warming Is A Prominent Symbol

- Global Warming Global warming is a prominent symbol embodies. It is not only a scientific problem, it is one of the major political and economic issues are also facing the world today, and is closely related to all countries and the public. Global warming is definition as “an increase in the earth 's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate, and that may result from the greenhouse effect.” in   [tags: Global warming, Climate change, Earth, Climate]

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Death Is A Symbol Of Bravery

- The theme of death appears, multiple times throughout Sophocles ' play Antigone. Each character has a different perspective, and view on death. Their fixed mindsets, ultimately lead to their standpoints of death. Antigone believes that Polyneices deserves a proper burial, rather than to be left unburied as an example for others to not betray the city of Thebes. Polyneices was Antigone’s brother, and she felt that as a result of divine law, he should have a burial in order for his soul to leave the Earth....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Creon, Oedipus at Colonus]

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Police Is A Symbol Of Hope

- Police are a symbol of hope in times of trouble. Whenever a person needs help, the officers always come to their aide. The blue uniform enforces the authority of the officers, while simultaneously making the nation feel safe. The second the men and women in blue show up at a crime scene, Americans feel they are in good hands. Nowadays though, police officers seem to be having the opposite affect on people. The officers are feared by large masses of people and many are being labeled as villains....   [tags: Police, Crime, Gun, Violence]

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Jean Renoir, A Symbol Of Times

- Jean Renoir, a symbol of times, and a name that has always been shining in the cinematic history. As a pioneer of French poetic realism, Renoir combined his concerns about the people living at the bottom of the society with social reality, and skillfully recreated them through films. After the great success in early 1930s, Renoir responded to the call of the Popular Front. In this time background, Le Crime de Monsieur Lange reflects the movement’s left-wing political inclination. This 1936 film narrates the conflict between the lower-level class people and a voracious entrepreneur trying to oppress them....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Monsieur Hulot]

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The Enneagram: A Mystical Symbol

- A symbol is an essential element in the communication process it is designed to represent something without it having to be a reproduction. It is something used to represent an idea, physical entity and process. A mystic symbol is a symbol that conceals meaning. Mystical symbols are mostly found in religious and traditional practices. There are many mystical symbols found in the world but this study paper will focus on the Enneagram. The enneagram is a symbol comprising of a circle with nine points on it....   [tags: religion, christians]

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The Cross Symbol Of Grace

- The Cross Symbol of Grace God chose to cancel our sin debt by sacrificing His perfect Son in our place (Titus 3:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21). But He goes even further than mercy and extends grace to His enemies (Romans 5:10). He offers us forgiveness (Hebrews 8:12; Ephesians 1:7), reconciliation (Colossians 1:19-20), abundant life (John 10:10), eternal treasure (Luke 12:33), His Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13), and a place in heaven with Him some day (John 3:16-18), when we accept His offer and place our faith in His sacrifice....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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The Cross Symbol Of Hope

- The Cross Symbol of Hope Whatever situation you are facing, if you’re not confident that God is going to act graciously and powerfully on your behalf, you don’t have hope. You may really want things to turn out ok, but it’s not hope unless you believe confidently in the power of Jesus Christ to get you through, whatever it is you are facing. So how do we get hope. How are we to be confident towards the power of Jesus Christ during hopeless situations. Hope is found in hopeless situations when we come to Jesus, and secondly when we believe in Jesus....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Islam, God in Christianity]

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The Cross Symbol Of Hope

- The Cross Symbol of Hope In the previous paragraph Paul uses the word hope in the defense of the faith but he also use it in presenting the faith. Because hope and faith are two legs of the same belief and that belief is in Jesus Christ. Paul reminded the Roman church and he reminds us today that at one time we were enemies of God (Rom 5:10) and His wrath was upon us but by Christ’s death for us we now have peace with God and we can “rejoice in [the] hope of the glory of God” because it is by “grace in which we stand.” Isn’t that reason to “rejoice in hope?” 1 Paul makes reference to us who were once enemies of God, but now are reconciled to Him by the death of H...   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Islam, Jesus and history]

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The Cross Symbol Of Mercy

- THE CROSS SYMBOL OF MERCY 1“Mercy is having compassion for others. God’s mercies are abundant (1Perte 1:3) and fresh every morning (Lamentation 3:22-23). Paul described God as “the father of all mercies” (2 Corinthians 1:3). Jesus commended the Samaritan who showed mercy for a wounded traveler (Luke 10:36-37).” The mercy of God is reflected in the most powerful way by the work of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary. It is revealed in man through the power of the Holy Spirit....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, God, Christian terms]

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The Cross Symbol Of Mercy

- The Cross Symbol of Mercy Jesus Christ 's death on the cross replaced the sacrifices of the old covenant. It did not cancel them or destroy their significance, but it replaced them by fulfilling them. What the ceremonies of the old covenant sought, the forgiveness of sins and restoration of relationship with God, was achieved by Christ 's death and resurrection. The one time sacrifice of Jesus Christ truly accomplished all that the many sacrifices of the old covenant sought, and could only partially reached....   [tags: Jesus, Christian terms, God, New Testament]

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The Cross Symbol Of Peace

- The Cross Symbol of Peace There creation is pictured as a garden both beautiful to the eyes and filled with delicious food (Gen 2:8-9). Adam will work in the garden and it will produce abundant fruit with minimal toil. The right relationship between God and Adam is seen in God’s generous provision for Adam, in God’s ongoing care for him, and in his complete obedience to God’s command (Gen 2:18-25). When the Lord creates a female companion for the man, the relationship between the two people is also full of peace....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, New Testament, God]

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Culture, Symbol, and Power

- ... Power has three dimensions to it. In the first one power is obviously seen, like students protesting, a war, etc. In the second dimension power becomes less visible. The people in power know how to manipulate issues or agendas and get outcomes favourable to them. “What counts as important issues: they are not those that are just subject of important conflict but also those that are prevented from becoming the subject of political challenge.” (pg.146). in the third dimension, power is literally hidden....   [tags: practices, rountine, beliefs, goals, political]

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The Symbol of the South

- The Symbol of the South The battle flag of the South stands above the capitol building in Columbia, SC. It waves proudly, echoing the lives and blood of men who sacrificed everything they were, and everything they had for something they believed in. They fought valliantly and bravely to protect their homeland, and to gain independence of the Union. The flag stands there, not as a symbol of hate, racial inequality, or blood-thirsty war, but as a symbol reflecting the rich South and the men who gave everything for it....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Symbol Of A Lion

- The symbol of the lion represents everything in the short story “A Lion on the Freeway”. It was written by Nadine Gordimer in her short story book called The Embrace of a Soldier. Gordimer was an African writer, and her stories have been translated into many languages including English for many people to enjoy. The story “A Lion on the Freeway” is about a lion which has escaped onto the freeway. Gordimer describes the scenery of a town with a zoo in it and how the main character can always hear the animals making noise, especially the lion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Significance of a Symbol

- Significance of a Symbol Everyday people read stories or different kinds of books. In all of these stories there are many different symbols. These symbols represent something significant in the story. By reading these stories only once the person reading it may or may not realize these symbols. The significance of these symbols has a big effect on the story and what the story is about. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” there are many different significant symbols that could be analyzed....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Symbol of Ignorance

- The Symbol of Ignorance Political emblems and logos can symbolize various things to various people. People see the same image but they do not look at it the same. To some, the representation may be positive, while to others it denotes a negative connotation. The National Rifle Association's emblem conveys ignorant ideologies. The National Rifle Association (NRA) founded in 1871 developed an icon that entails a n eagle grasping rifles in its feet while standing atop a shield painted like the American flag....   [tags: Gun Control Freedom Essays]

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Whale Symbol

- There are many views on the symbolism of the white whale in Melville’s book, Moby Dick. Melville regarded the symbol as, what William Gleim describes, "a means of both revelation and concealment"(402). The symbol of the white whale lends itself easily to this concept. To Ahab, the whale represents the wickedness of nature. To Starbuck, it is a product. To Ishmael, however, it is "portentous and mysterious"(Melville, 6). It rouses his curiosity, but he recognizes it as a thing secluded. It is an "overwhelming idea"(Melville, 6): an idea which is larger than his consciousness....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Moby Dick]

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The Eagle a Symbol of Gods, Power, and Omen

- Many cultures have made use of symbols to portray ideas through art. Used by many cultures the eagle, represents three specific concepts. The eagle originated as a representation of the gods or things of divine power, which, many cultures would adopt. However, it would, become a symbol of power and victory that many cultures incorporated into their art. Many cultures would use the eagle to represent omen and prophecy. One common use of the eagle as a symbol is to represent gods or divine figures....   [tags: semiological analysis]

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The Cross: A Symbol of Faith, Hope and Love

- Whether dangling around one’s neck or inked onto a person’s body, put up on a wall or made into a statuette, the cross is an abundant symbol in today’s world. Its representation goes from consoling and comforting, to captivating and inspiring a great mass of people. From its earliest forms, to its adoption by Christianity, the cross has a long and powerful history, carrying with it a great amount of significance. It is amazing how two perpendicular lines can entice so much spirituality throughout human history....   [tags: Christianity ]

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The Negative Symbol Of `` Rappiccini 's Daughter ``

- The Negative Symbol of “Rappiccini’s Daughter” Authors often use stories to tell the reader what they believe, what is going on in the world, and as an expression of feelings. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Rappiccini’s Daughter” was originally published in 1844 and lets the reader into his mind and what was going on in society when he wrote it. In “Rappaccini’s Daughter”, Hawthorne uses Beatrice as a symbol to show the reader society’s negative view of women in that era. Hawthorne uses Beatrice as an example of women to express how they were viewed to care more for colors and smells than for knowledge....   [tags: Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, Paradise Lost]

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Man Is The Symbol Of The Good And Bad Things

- 1. 1. Man is the symbol-using animal (making and misusing). Both genders use reality that is constructed by symbols. Also, language is subconsciously effective to us. It also believes that you can understand a culture if you study it long enough. I feel this is prevalent in my life when I try to figure out how to speak to men in a way that they will understand me. By doing this I listen to how they talk to each other, and then use that to my advantage. 2. Man is the inventor of the negative (or moralized by it) which means there is no good or bad in nature, things just are the way they are....   [tags: Morality, Value theory, Reality, Mind]

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A Focus on The National Symbol of the Dominican Republic

- Music, as many may know, is an important part of social life and culture. It is used as a form of communication for those that cannot find the correct words to express themselves. This paper will analyze and explore the role that music plays in understanding certain cultures. It will proceed to outline the social history of merengue music in the Dominican Republic, the relationship between merengue and and its path on becoming an important part the Dominican national identity. Music is an important vehicle through which cultural identities, and social values are formed and negotiated....   [tags: music, merengue, dominican republic]

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Blood As A Symbol Of Guilt, Revenge, And Death

- Many authors use blood to symbolize concepts such as guilt, revenge, and death. In writing blood can be used in many ways not just to show death but to symbolize something greater. In Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, blood is a major part in the play and is used throughout. The bloody scenes start from the begging at a great violent and bloody battle occurs where many people lose their lives. One of the main characters, Macbeth, is involved in many bloody murders. Lady Macbeth is behind many of the murders and convinces Macbeth to kill the king....   [tags: Macbeth, Murder, Duncan I of Scotland, King Duncan]

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The Modern Girl Is A Symbol Of Female Empowerment

- The modern girl is a symbol known all around the world, and though she took part in a relatively short period of history; todays fascination with the modern girl still lives on. Education and literary writings gave rise to the modern women we remember today; without increased education accesses and literary works made available to women the social changes in history would not have been possible. The idea of the modern girl not only gave women a new ideal to live up to, but also encompassed the changing societal structures all around the world....   [tags: Education, School, History of education, Woman]

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Symbol and Ironic References in The Story of an Hour

- The story of an hour its has lots of Irony and symbolism. Irony is a figure of speech where by an expression of something is made contrary the intending meaning. Symbolism is the applied use of symbol icon representations thatcarries particular conventional meaning. The term symbolism is often limited to use in contrast. All symbolic concepts can be viewed in relation where change in context may imply systemic change to individual and collective definition of symbol. This lady had a heart problem, she found out her husband was in train wreck she was sad but then she realized she was finally free she wasn’t as sad as people though she was she was actuallyhappy that she can tardy a new life....   [tags: peace, heart trouble, arm chair]

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The Symbol of Sin: The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Symbol of Sin Literary works have many literary devices in them and can include examples like themes, tones, plots, and symbols. Symbols specifically are a literary device that are very prominent in literary works and provide great meaning to the work. Symbolism can include objects, actions, or people in a story and they represent ideas that the author is trying to convey. In “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the birthmark is a symbol that represents sin in life and the fact that no matter how hard people try to be perfect, they will always have flaws....   [tags: Aylmer and Georgiana, death]

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The Egyptian Ankh, A Symbol Of The Ancient Civilization

- The Egyptian ankh is a well-known symbol of the ancient civilization that thrived thousands of years ago. Representative of both life and the afterlife, the ankh was relevant in many aspects of daily routine for Egyptians, used in religious ceremonies, rituals, and found within tombs. The ankh in the image is gold in color, with a prominent scarab beetle in the center. In the middle of the ankh, a scarab beetle is surrounded by several colorful accents. The wings of the scarab are devised of two different shades of blue....   [tags: Ancient Egypt, Egyptian hieroglyphs]

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The Calla Lily As A Symbol Of Femininity And Feminism

- During the Art Deco era the calla lily became one of the most popular flowers around. Whether in florist shops or on artist canvases the calla lily became a recurring theme. Like many flowers before it the calla lily came to be more than a flower on its own but it represented the idea of femininity. The calla lily was used by artists such as Tamara de Lempicka, Diego Rivera and Georgia O’Keeffe as a symbol of femininity and feminism. Through examining their works, in relation to their own lives and the events of the day, I will explore how the calla lily came to represent a new type on femininity and feminism....   [tags: Woman, Feminism, Tamara de Lempicka, Araceae]

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Symbol and Irony in The Awakening by Kate Chopin

- “The Awakening” Symbolism, Irony In Kate Chopin's short story “The Awakening”, the voice of the story portrays a woman with sexual aspirations, and moral female social rules in search for independence and self discovery. The story is based on the 19th century woman. During this time women barely had any freedom, were not recognized within the society and had no choice but to me submissive to their husbands. The main character of the story named Edna is portrayed to be a happy woman because she has everything; a wealthy, attentive husband, and two children....   [tags: sexual aspirations, social rules]

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History Of Route 66 As A Symbol Of Freedom

- Route 66 as most people refer to it today as “The Mother Road” stands as a proud symbol of the “ Road to Opportunity” (Scott Quinta). It is because of the construction of this great landmark that America had such a strong backbone during times of depression. It was a critical period for Americans with the Great Depression, World War II, and the Dust Bowl, it was if America couldn 't catch a break. Its population stood tall and did everything they could to survive and Route 66 was their to support them....   [tags: Dust Bowl, Great Plains, The Grapes of Wrath]

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The Eye Is A Symbol Of The Narrator 's Madness

- The story represents the insight world of a mad man. Although he claims to be completely sound while killing a person, the reasons of him doing so, and the way he chose to do it clearly state his mental instability. Old man’s evil eye is more of a symbol of the narrator’s madness, and it is represented through his unreasonable desire to get rid of a person he says he loves. The narrator needs to destroy the eye, not the person, because otherwise this eye will destroy him. The eye is a symbolic representation of the narrator’s madness....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, The Tell-Tale Heart]

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Uncle Al: A Symbol of American Capitalism

- In Sarah Gruen’s novel, Water for Elephants, the character “Uncle Al” plays a very minor yet significant role. Uncle Al’s character is truly the backbone of the Benzeni Brothers and essentially, the embodiment of American capitalism. This essay will illustrate how Uncle Al’s character is reflective of the American capitalism ideology by examining the indifferent relationship he shares with the workers and animals, his unregulated business tactics and the social stratification of his circus. To begin with, Uncle Al’s main priorities are for the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show On Earth to attract as many ‘rubes’ as possible, to outdo The Ringling Brothers and for his performers and anim...   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Housing as Social Status Symbol in Rome

- A home is a place to call one’s own. It is used for social interactions, shelter, and daily human maintenance. Houses also play a role in social structure. A person can be defined by the type of house they have because it symbolizes their income. This rule is active in modern and ancient civilizations. In Rome, housing was used to symbolize wealth and power: the bigger the house, the higher the status. Housing has always been a symbol of income and importance. In ancient Rome, this stereotype plays a significant role in society....   [tags: Roman History, Roman Culture]

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My Symbol Of The Cat 's Cradle

- Providing a specific example immensely heightened my position while my improvements also made an effective use of sentence variety. This kind of writing (a persuasive essay) is relatively easy for me to write because I have strong opinions to express yet I’m happy to recognize the importance of every factor. For example, in this particular essay the prompt was to choose which truth (artistic, religious, or scientific) is the most important in the novel and since I clearly saw the religious and scientific to be stemmed from the artistic, the essay seemed to write itself....   [tags: Writing, Writing process, Essay, Writing style]

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Trump Is A Symbol Of Success For Many Americans

- Donald Trump, a well-known Republican candidate for the 2016 Presidential election, has had much early success that has had a lot to do with his recognition and timing. During this short time, Trump gave an unusual and unforgettable announcement that has the country’s attention. Moreover, his name is well-known to the public due to his success as a businessman. His popularity is also tied with his outspoken views on immigration. With respect to the response of Americans in regard to Trump’s focus of immigration issues, I feel that many Americans are interested in immigration and, as a result, have an interest in Trump....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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Diamonds : The Ultimate Symbol Of Esteem And Love

- Diamonds, the beautiful clear-cut gem, the ultimate symbol of esteem and love. I 've always had a love for diamonds, a love I wasn 't sure why existed, maybe it was the promise of the value and self-esteem they brought, or maybe it was the beautiful, shiny presence of them on any valuable ornament. Looking at diamonds, you can tell they are one of a kind, right . Well aren 't they. I used to be of the former perception, that diamonds are the ultimate height of wealth and value, but not anymore. I have to give credit to my high-school economics teacher, who barged into my argument of how I was going to buy the biggest and most expensive diamond ever, with “you know diamonds are intrinsically...   [tags: Diamond, Blood diamond, Diamonds as an investment]

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Confucius As A Symbol Of Major Confucian Values

- As one of the greatest founding novels of Taoism, Book of Chuang Tzu serves to strengthen Lao Tzu 's arguments in Tao Te Ching and lays the foundation for Taoism 's place in Chinese philosophy. Because Confucianism and Taoism are two competing philosophy schools that share more outstanding differences than similarities, the followers of both schools often refute and evaluate the ideals of the opposite school. However, the constant appearance of Confucius as the main character in more than twenty chapters in Book of Chuang Tzu not only surprises the readers, but also calls for deep analysis of the roles played Confucius in order to understand the true meaning of this ancient literature....   [tags: Confucianism, Taoism, Confucius]

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The Mercury Symbol

- The Mercury Symbol My mom’s former boyfriend Rick, now known as Andrea, became a woman over a decade ago. Andrea is a transgender person whom the Mercury symbol represents. For transgender people, the Mercury symbol stands for their personal inner striving to become the gender they feel they were meant to be, equality, and pride. Happily, Andrea and my mom have remained friends since she became a woman. For many people who cross the gender line, acceptance does not always come so easily....   [tags: Sex Gender Crossdresser Transsexual Essays]

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The Democratic Symbol

- The Democratic Symbol The word “donkey” has come to have a negative connotation in today’s society. In Webster’s Handy College Dictionary, the definition for a donkey is “an ass” or “a stupid or obstinate person”. One would presume that with such a meaning, the Democratic Party, one of the main political parties in the United States, would not be associating itself with such a negative symbol. The first use of the “donkey” as the Democratic symbol occurred during Andrew Jackson’s run for president in 1828....   [tags: Politics Government Symbolism Essays]

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Symbol and Allegory

- The use of symbol in poetry and in literature as a whole is commonplace because it is an outlet for the author’s creative psyche. A symbol is a creative use of metaphor, using a comparison but not just a direct comparison. The author attempts to achieve the effect that there is much more than just the reader’s initial reaction creating a want to delve deeper into the true meaning, leaving a vast space of interpretation. Allegory on the other hand is a specific comparison, a symbol that is set in its meaning....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Symbol Of America

- The thing that I see that represents America is Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There have been numerous historical events that have been the basis for the forming of the United States of America that took place inside Independence Hall. Basically, everything that happened during the time of the Thirteen Colonies and a period of time after the Revolutionary War that involved political affairs, all took place in Independence Hall. This place was pretty much the earlier version of the United States Congress back in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pearl as a Symbol in The Scarlet Letter

- Pearl as a Symbol in The Scarlet Letter In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Pearl, is a symbol of sin and adultery in the sense that she leads Dimmsdale and Hester to their confession and the acceptance of their sins. A beauitful daughter of the towns adulturist has somtimes demon like traits. She is also the only living symblol of the scarlet letter "A". In another way Pearl also makes a connection between Dimmsdale and Hester. Initially Pearl is the symbol of Hesters public punishment for her adultery....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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The Symbol of the Heart in The Floating Opera

- The Symbol of the Heart in The Floating Opera     The heart is the dominant symbol in The Floating Opera, more important even than the symbol of the showboat of the novel's title. From beginning to end the book is richly populated by references to the heart on both a literal, physical level, and a figurative, symbolic one. In the first case, literal references are made to Todd's heart condition. In the second case, the heart plays two symbolic roles; not only does it serve as a symbol of Todd's emotional and non-rational side, but the frailty of Todd's heart serves as a correlative for the fragility of all human life....   [tags: Floating Opera Essays]

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Scarlet Letter - Pearl as a symbol

- Scarlet Letter - Pearl as a symbol Pearl is a symbol of Hester’s transgressions and even has similar qualities as the sin which she represents. Pearl’s life and behavior directly reflects the unacceptable and abnormal nature of Hester’s adulterous sin. Hester is plagued with more than just a letter “A”; she is given a child from her affair who is just as much a reminder of her sin as the scarlet letter. Ultimately Hester overcomes the shame associated the scarlet letter and creates a sense of family for herself and Pearl....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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the letter a as a symbol in the scarlet letter

- Throughout the novel The Scarlet Letter there are many symbols. One of the biggest symbols of the novel is the scarlet letter A that Hester Prynne is sentenced to wear after she commits adultery. It is a symbol that is sewn onto her clothes for everyone to see. It is a punishment that is meant to humiliate her for the duration of the time that she stays in Puritanical Boston. During the novel, the scarlet letter changes and evolves from meaning adultery to meaning ability and even physically changes its form....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cars as a Symbol in The Great Gatsby

- Cars as a Symbol in The Great Gatsby Cars play a very important part in the telling of The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is a very dark, unhappy book, and the cars really exemplify this. "…cars change their meaning and become a symbol of death" (Dexheimer). Cars also give the reader insight into some of the different characters in the book. One of the most important jobs of cars in this book is to foreshadow upcoming events. Throughout the book, there are many devastating and dark events that these cars represent....   [tags: Fitzgerald Great Gatsby Cars Essays]

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The Whale as Symbol in Moby Dick

- The Whale as Symbol in Moby Dick That there are various perspectives to the white whale as symbol is a result of the value which Melville accords the symbol as a medium of expression. Melville regarded the symbol as, what William Gleim terms, "a means of both revelation and concealment"(402). Visible objects are as masks through which one can educe universal and significant order. The "eyes are windows"(Melville, 9) through which one "can see a little into the springs and motives which [are] cunningly presented ....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays Whale Essays]

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Symbol of the Bull in Greenleaf

- Symbol of the Bull in Greenleaf Animals are often used by authors of novels and short stories as literary symbols. In "Greenleaf," a short story by Flannery O'Connor, a bull is used to represent Jesus Christ. O'Connor does this according to how the bull looks, how it is rejected, and how it seems to offer grace to Mrs. May. The first way O'Connor uses the bull to represent Christ is by appearance. A few times in the story the bull seems to be lit up like the sun or by the moon. This is comparable to Jesus because many people imagine Christ as a person or a spirit with rays of light flowing from Him....   [tags: Flannery O'Connor Greenleaf Essays]

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Multiple Meanings of a Symbol in Paseo

- Multiple Meanings of a Symbol in Paseo                        The use of symbolism has long been a technique by which an author can present far more than the literal meaning of a story. However, symbols are not always easily defined; indeed, it is sometimes possible that one symbol in a story may be endowed with multiple meanings, all of which lead the reader to a greater understanding of the author's message. Such is the case in Jose Donoso's short story "Paseo." The story is told from the point of view of a grown man looking back on the isolated, frightened child he was....   [tags: paseo]

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Protecting The Symbol of Our Country

- Protecting The Symbol of Our Country On June 12,1997 the Flag Amendment was passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 310 to 114. The Amendment gives Congress the right to prevent the physical desecration of the American flag. “Today’s vote is strong evidence that the voice of the American people has been heard and heeded by the US House of Representatives”(Flag Alliance, Inc. 1), says Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, who is the head of the Citizens Flag Alliance(CFA). Today, forty-nine state legislatures have made it clear to Congress that they want flag protection laws....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Symbol Of Blood In Macbeth

- The Symbol Of Blood In Macbeth Blood is something that we need to live. So it is clearly understood when Shakespeare uses the symbol of blood to represent murder, betrayal, and death, to show all of the evil that was going on. It is a symbol that was used the most in the play Macbeth, and had different meanings. One of the first references to blood represents a feeling of honour, and bravery. It is in Act I scene 2 line 1. Duncan says, “What bloody man is that?” when he sees the injured sergeant....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Barbie is Not a Sex Symbol

- Barbie is Not a Sex Symbol Barbie, America's number one selling doll, was not a sex symbol. With the aid of a child's imagination, she could be -and do- anything a child wanted. Barbie has endured through decades of social and political upheaval -not to mention the countless attacks by feminists. How did she do it. By staying abreast of the times and by employing some of the savviest marketing in American business history. Barbie is sold in more than 140 countries, accounts for 38 percent of Mattel's sales, and has had more than 500 make overs in her career....   [tags: Papers]

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The Problem of Symbol in Philosophy

- The Problem of Symbol in Philosophy missing works cited "The man of the world" is indivisible from the point of view of the consciousness. The categories of space and time are disposed outside his mind, out of the limits of his conscience. "The wanderer everywhere" is a metaphysical hero; traveling along the landscape of thought, he moves absolutely freely, notwithstanding the national or temporal forms it (that is, the thought) takes. For all these are living forms, and the traveler is metaphysically alive....   [tags: Symbolism Religion Essays]

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Pearl: A Symbol of Evil in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Pearl: A Symbol of Evil. From the first time we hear of Pearl, Hawthorne uses her as a symbol of Hester’s sin. He not only uses her to remind Hester of what she did, but also as what she could never be. He uses many different references in the book pertaining to Hester’s plight, most of which involve Pearl. So is Pearl a symbol of evil. The very first time Hawthorne uses Pearl as a symbol is when he is talking about the one thing that attracts her attention. “The infants’ eyes had been caught by the glimmering of the gold embroidery about the letter.” (79) The scarlet letter “A” is a beautiful sight to Pearl....   [tags: literary techniques, literary criticism]

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The Power of a Symbol in The Yellow Wallpaper, The Glass Menagerie and The Lottery

- Years ago, Sister Mary Corita Kent, a celebrated artist and educator of the 1960’s and 1970’s stated, “A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it” (Lewis "Quotes from Women Artists"). Nowadays, a painting is not the main form of art humans appreciate. In fact, literature of all sorts can be considered a different form of art and often found in literature are symbols....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Branding: How Important Can a Symbol Really Be?

- When you walk down the street, you are bombarded with signs, storefront displays, and billboards showing off their newest products and sporting their new logos or brands. Using a logo or a symbol to identify them with the everyday consumer, so that when they see that symbol or “brand,” they know exactly who made the product. The brand, in essence is the personality and the identity of a company, artist, or studio. Take for example, the logo of an apple. Everyone knows that “Apple” products are made by none other than the famous Macintosh....   [tags: Marketing ]

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Conflict And The Symbol Of The Case Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- The dictionary definition of the word “justice” expounds upon righteousness; however, the consequences given to some is anything but right. Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, stresses upon the corruptness of society’s version of impartiality. Only a handful of the characters in her story truly understand the means of which justice should be dealt and who in fact deserves it. In her novel, Lee accentuates the use of conflict and the symbol of the mockingbird to establish the notion that justice is as corrupt as those who deal it....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Jury, Court, Law]

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The Confederate Battle Flag : A Symbol Of Southern Pride And Heritage

- On June 28, 2015, an activist by the name of Bree Newsome did something unspeakable; she climbed up the flag pole of the South Carolina state house and removed the wretched Confederate Battle flag that has been swaying in the air since 1961. Many saw this as a social media act for attention, but what I saw was a woman who was desperately trying to get the attention of the ones that can make a difference for a situation that truly needed attention. Although many consider the Confederate Battle Flag to be a symbol of southern pride and heritage, it represents the entirety of southern history, much of which involved slavery and should be taken down; not only from the state capital, but anywhere...   [tags: Ku Klux Klan, Southern United States]

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The Above Photo Is A Symbol Of Male Dominance And Sexuality

- The above photo is entitled to V-J Day in Times Square and was taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt in 1945. This photograph portrays sailor kissing a young nurse in the middle of Times Square in New York. The main focus of the photographer is on the couple kissing.This photograph has been popularetely interpreted as being a romantic picture, but just few see it as an iconic image of war.In order to analyze in depth this picture a go beyond the typical interpretation of it, I selected an interesting article by Wendy Christensen a sociologist who evaluates this photograph as a symbol of male dominance and sexuality....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Woman, Gender role]

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Caves as Symbol of Chaos

- The use of caves in mythology to depict darkness and abandonment has branded it as a symbol of chaos. From this perception other associations are made which connect the cave to prejudices, malevolent spirits, burial sites, sadness, resurrection and intimacy. It is a world to which only few venture, and yet its mysticism has attracted the interest of philosophers, religious figures and thinkers throughout history. These myths are exemplified in Homer’s "Odyssey," where the two worlds of mortals and immortals unite in the eternal cave....   [tags: essays research papers]

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William Shakespeare 's Macbeth, The Symbol Of Blood

- Why does the word blood have the power to evoke multiple feelings. Can a taste for blood actually cause someone to go down a terrible path of power and corruption. Some people do not agree with this while others believe that having a taste for blood will cause the person’s mind to become corrupt in the long run. This desire can continue to grow to the point of having no control over it. Blood can symbolize life or family depending on the situation. It can also symbolize love, anger, hate, violence, devastation, or death....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Macbeth, Corruption]

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