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Desdemona’s Undying Love

- Desdemona’s Undying Love In relationships, there cannot be two headstrong characters; someone has to take the backseat every once in a while. Desdemona’s objective throughout this play was to be the strong woman that we know her as, but to preserve her unconditional love for Othello. In the beginning of Othello, the reader sees that Desdemona is a character who is prepared to stand up for the things she believes in. Shakespeare writes, “My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty. To you I am bound for life and education....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Paranormal Phenomenon: an Undying Attraction to Humanity

- As long as one can remember, paranormal beliefs have always existed in human society. They are living in every man’s childhood and in every corner of human’s life. From the burning belief about Santa Claus’s gifts under a Christmas’s tree in the morning to a scary game about Bloody Mary and her coming back from the dead, it seems that people cannot help but draw themselves to these stories. Even when these beliefs fade, there would be a new one that eventually shows up. No matter how much science has progressed, the belief in paranormal phenomena still remains in society....   [tags: Paranormal Beliefs, Psychology]

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David Brooks’ op-ed “The Undying Tragedy”

- In David Brooks’ op-ed “The Undying Tragedy,” he discusses four main hypotheses regarding poverty and aid in Haiti. His ideas about poverty, as viewed through the modernization, dependency/world-systems, and post-structural theoretical perspectives lead to three different conclusions. Specifically, as viewed though a modernizations lens, the “truths” Brooks puts forth seem fairly in accordance with the perspective, with some minor addendums needed. The dependency and world systems theories again agree with some of Brook’s hypotheses, but would disagree with some of the assumptions he makes in regards to culture and paternalism....   [tags: Article Analysis]

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The Malleable Yet Undying Nature of the Yellow Peril

- The Malleable Yet Undying Nature of the Yellow Peril Racial stereotypes don't die; they don't even fade away. Though Asian Americans today have "achieved" model minority status in the eyes of the white majority in America by "pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps" through our supposedly quiet, dignified demeanor and gritty, "overachieving" work ethic, the terms of the racial discrimination we face remain the same today as they have since the first Asians began settling en masse in the United States more than a century and a half ago....   [tags: Stereotyping History Asian Essays]

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Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories and Their Undying Appeal

- Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories and Their Undying Appeal When the Sherlock Holmes books were written, London was rife with croime. The slums, especially, were victims to prostitution, murder and drug abuse. Jack the Ripper was free on the streets, making many people scared. The police couldn't catch him so the public resented the police force as they weren't seen to be protecting them. I think that this is one of the reasons why the Sherlock Holmes stories were so successful. The idea of a detective who solves every crime would appeal highly to a Victorian readership....   [tags: Papers]

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The Undying Soul: Reincarnation

- Have you ever thought of getting a past life regression. Probably not, many people believe that the idea of reincarnation is unrealistic. It is defined as, “a doctrine or mystic belief that some essential part of a living being survives death to be reborn in a new body” (Gadit). According to Elizabeth Fenwick, this concept is “a central part of the doctrines of Eastern religion”. Yet, many do not believe in rebirth. People tend to question reincarnation because they are unable to remember what happened in their past lives (Macintosh 154)....   [tags: religion, rebirth, soul, death, body]

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Gatsby's Undying Love for Daisy in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- “The officer looked at Daisy while she was speaking, in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at some time…” (75) The Great Gatsby Love, love, love; the only thing everybody talks about. Every movie, every series, every story talks about how two people fall in love and live happily ever after. All stories get to the conclusion that the love the couple shared was unique and that the two lovers matched perfectly together. But what happens when two lovers do not belong to the same social class....   [tags: the great gatsby]

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Their Eyes Were Watching God: The Undying Power of Will

- The traditional human existence encounters immense and miniscule transformations in predominant viewpoints directly affecting subsequent proceedings as individuals embark upon an expedition of lucid self-expression to explore personal identity. Literary pieces produced during times of revolution to gain equality and flourishing cultural advancement as artistic innovations, primarily in the Harlem Renaissance, communicates deliberately the liberation of the individuals frequently portrayed as characters....   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God]

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`` Undoing Gender `` By Judith Butler

- When it comes to the idea of sex and gender, and how with the age of modern medicine, people around the world may change their own lives for the better as they change their sex to the gender they associate with. Finally feeling the freedom of being in the body that they wished for, yet this a decision that should be taken by the participating, rather than the doctor making the procedure. Judith Butler’s writing, “Undoing Gender”, there is a story of a person whom goes through their life trying to figure out what they have become....   [tags: Gender, Female, Judith Butler, Male]

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Undoing the Adregenic Response to Treat PTSD

- Why is it that we tend to remember the thrill of a rollercoaster ride we took at age eight, but fail to remember what we ate for breakfast yesterday morning. Why do we remember falling off our bike and scraping our leg, but not what we got on a fifth grade test. It is safe to say that emotionally significant experiences have a certain salience and are likely remembered more often than not. Differentiating what information we will hold on to and what information we will discard, appears to relate to the emotional impact of a memory or event....   [tags: stress disorder, memory, emotional material]

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Undoing Stereotypes in the Movie, Dances With Wolves

- Undoing Stereotypes in the Movie, Dances With Wolves Hollywood has helped create and perpetuate many different stereotypical images of the different races in the world. Those stereotypes still continue to affect the way we think about each other today and many of those stereotypes have been proven to be historically inaccurate. The movie Dances With Wolves, directed by actor Kevin Costner, does an excellent job in attempting to promote a greater acceptance, understanding, and sympathy towards Native American culture, instead of supporting the typical stereotype of Native Americans being nothing but brutal, blood thirsty savages....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Untying the Knot

- Human beings have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and an urgent drive for understanding. The further we go on our quest for absolute truth and the deeper we plunge into the heart of the ultimate reality, the more profound our questions become. Could there be something more to this world of ours than that which meets the eye. Is there some elaborate design behind the infinite galaxies, stars, and planets, or are we simply at the mercy of a chaotic and unordered universe. What is it that has given rise to the mysterious and unexplainable phenomenon that we have labeled the cosmos....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Creation of Lancelot and the Undoing of the Once and Future King

- The legendary figure of King Arthur, the Once and Future King, started his rise to literary prominence through Geoffrey of Monmouth and his work, The History of the Kings of Britain. Monmouth introduced readers to a heroic and noble king who defeated the Saxons and reclaimed Britain, creating a period which set the stage for the Arthurian era and the glories of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Over time additional authors added their voice to the telling of the Arthurian legend; adding events and characters, ultimately changing the story forever....   [tags: British History ]

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Undoing Historical Trauma in Public Health Practice

- In one of our weekly staff meetings at the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES), Dr. Denese Shervington, the founder of the organization launched the meeting by sharing a paper from Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. Before she read out more from this paper, Dr. Shervington explicitly mentioned how imperative it is for an organization to stay grounded and think deeply about the relevance of the issues raised in the reading and their impact on our work with the community....   [tags: IWES, Humanitarian Work]

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Terry Kay's To Dance With the White Dog

- The Power of Love in Terry Kay's To Dance With the White Dog Terry Kay said there was a grand romance of life between his parents. (179). Kay captures his parent’s undying love and celebrates his family in his novel To Dance With the White Dog. Kay believes that his parent’s love still carried on, even after their death. Sam and Cora Peek’s love is portrayed through the white dog that Sam saw licking up grease on his back porch. Strangely, the white dog looked just like a dog that Sam and his wife had when they first were married....   [tags: To Dance With the White Dog]

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Reason and Spirit in Rabindranath Tagore's The Post Office

- Reason is an integral part of human intelligence while a lively spirit is a core ingredient of human soul. Some people are dominated by reason while others let both reason and spirit direct them in the course of life. As far as the rest of the people are concerned, their spirit is the dominant factor directing them and taking them forward. The guiding force in a person’s life also makes a statement about the nature and characteristics of that person. In Rabindranath Tagore’s text The Post Office, how text operates beyond a literal level is clear from the text’s depiction of the detail that what opens the doors of reason that hold people in is the undying and free spirit and imagination of a...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Enjoying Life]

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E.E. Cumming's Poem I Carry your Heart with Me

- E.E Cummings’ poem “ i carry your heart with me(i carry it in)” show’s exactly what people truly feel, it’s as if he yanked someones feelings straight from their heart and put them on paper. This poem is the best explanation of true love, that there is. He says, that this woman is his love, he will love her forever, and no matter how far she may be from him, she will still be in his heart. Nothing could ever make his feelings for her fade away. When someone really truly loves someone, nothing could make them stop loving that person....   [tags: ground breaking poetry analysis]

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How Do I Love Thee By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

- “How Do I Love Thee” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: An Analysis Poetry has been used for centuries as a medium for expressions of love. From romantic to familial love, there is a poem for it, describing its nature. These poems typically also convey clear or implicit ideologies relating to gender and gender construction. Sonnet 43 or “How do I Love Thee?” is arguably one of the greatest love poems of all time. Written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning in 1850, it can only be described, as an outright expression of romantic love, of which is unusual for females in Victorian England....   [tags: Poetry, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnet]

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Religion Triumphs Over Science in Life of Pi

- George W. Bush once said, “I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve” (“Religion”). This quote means that religion can affect people in their attitudes in daily life and help them to achieve success in life. The novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel portrays how religion is important and helps the protagonist of the story, Piscine Molitor Patel or Pi to survive during 227 days of difficulties and sufferings at the sea after a shipwreck....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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Dreams in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Oprah Winfrey once said, “The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.” But, what actually is a dream and what do dreams really have to do with one’s everyday life. In essence, a dream is a series of mental images and emotions occurring during slumber. Dreams can also deal with one’s personal aspirations, goals, ambitions, and even one’s emotions, such as love and hardship....   [tags: Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Romeo and Juliet's Balcony Scene

- William Shakespeare's highly acclaimed play 'Romeo and Juliet' explores 'two star-crossed' lovers declaring undying love for one another, juxtaposing the hate and the violence of the two feuding households. Their forbidden love leads to tragic consequences, such as their 'untimely death'. However, against the backdrop of hate blood and 'mutiny' lies the pure, innocent love of Romeo and Juliet. The plays most famous love scene, act 2 scene 2, shows these young lovers expressing an undying love. This beautiful and poetic scene has a thrilling element of danger, this is because Romeo is placing his life on the line by being in the Capulet orchard just to see his love Juliet....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Book Report on Rick Riordan's "The Battle of The Labyrinth"

- In a camp for half-human, half-gods nothing is less than adventurous. Percy Jackson is the son of Poseidon, the sea god, with a mortal mother. He attends camp Half-Blood every summer. When an old rival, Luke, discovers the power of the Labyrinth, Percy and his friends Annabelle and Tyson, a cyclops, must descend into the Labyrinth. They have to find the creator of the Labyrinth, Daedalus, before Luke does. Furthermore Rick Riordan's brilliantly written and worded adventure novel "The Battle of The Labyrinth" is a great addition to this great series of books that tie directly into Greek mythology....   [tags: science fiction, myths, Rick Riordan, persuasive]

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Shakespeare's Immortalized Affection

- In William Shakespeare's 18th Sonnet he's comparing the object of his affection to a summer day. Throughout the sonnet, Shakespeare utilizes different elements found only during summer to describe the youth's beauty. His intrigue is expressed to us vividly through the use of metaphors. Shakespeare also uses imagery so that you may share in his experience. In the first line of sonnet Shakespeare is comparing whom he is obviously attracted to, to a summer's day. He goes on to say she is even more lovely and more mild than a summer's day....   [tags: Poetry]

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The Enlightenment Period and Napoleon's Rule

- The time of the Enlightenment was a time of great change, reform, and the emergence of great minds such as Isaac Newton, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, and even Copernicus. These men cleared the path to thinking in a new way and brought about the change necessary for the Scientific Revolution. The Enlightenment allowed people to think more critically and even was the time in which the “Experimental Method” was consolidated by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642, Buckler, J., Crowston, p.592 para. 6). It allowed people to begin to think “out of the box” if you will....   [tags: European History, French History]

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The Different Types of Love Expressed by Pre-1914 Poets

- The Different Types of Love Expressed by Pre-1914 Poets These 3 poems are completely different to each other. Porphyria’s Lover is obsessive and violent love, How Do I Love Thee. Is more of an undying love and the poem Remember is more like truthful love. In this essay I’ll take each poem and in a sentence or two explain the type of love that each poem demonstrates. I’ll also use quotations to show each of my poems shows a different type of love. The poem Porphyria’s Lover portrays the type of love in a sexual and passionate way....   [tags: Poetry Love Poems Literature Essays]

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J.R.R Tolkien Believed Fairy Tales were Corrupted by Making Them Childlike and Evil

- ... In turn, after entering fantasy people leave with a clearer view because it “may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds” (Tolkien “On” 10). Fairy tales are composed of elements of the real world and Tolkien recognized this when he said “It was in fairy stories that I first divined the potency of the words, and the wonder of the things, such as stone and wood, and iron; tree and grass; house and fire; bread and wine” (Tolkien “On” 10).Fantasy is compelled by the Primary World, and deals largely with the matters of it....   [tags: super natural, imagination, happy ending]

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The Use of the Supernatural in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

- The supernatural is used widely throughout 'Wuthering Heights' and plays a big part in determining the outcome of the story. The Victorians were very superstitious about the supernatural. Education was already becoming commonplace in Victorian England, and education brought scepticism. The majority of people were very sceptical about the supernatural but not non-believers because of the number of ghost stories that came in this period. The age of the Victorians was an important period where people's perceptions and ghosts changed dramatically, from partially believing in ghosts, to not believing in them at all, yet still being terrified of them....   [tags: ghost, love, grave]

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A Great Conclusion Given to Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

- ... Estella's lessons regarding ‘evil’ and somewhat selfishness, does not last; and thus it would only make sense that she will then change her attitude towards Pip as a result of that. While Estella is represented as rotten and cold-hearted, her transformation and change in attitude seems to be fitting, for it makes sense that she would be expressing her regret and pain to Pip -- someone who best understands what is it like to be hurt and tormented by another. This rewritten ending illustrates grief and sorrow that Estella is now feeling towards Pip and this then clearly demonstrates the dynamic and round character that she is, whereas in the original ending, her character is altered, and t...   [tags: gloomy, cruel, transformation]

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Analysis Of Pope Francis ' Second Chapter Of Lumen Fidei

- Faith is often associated with believing without seeing, which is often said by Jesus in parables and teachings, but in the Bible there are many example where faith was not blind but more an example of trust. For example Abraham trusted that God would not break the covenant made even though he had nothing to solidify that belief. In Pope Francis’ second chapter of Lumen Fidei, he highlights the association between faith and sight allowing us to have a deeper understanding and vision of the Word of God, and after going on my community engagement project I was able to see this interaction in someone else’s life....   [tags: Meaning of life, Jesus, Knowledge, God]

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Teen Marriages : The Odds Against Success Are Huge

- Teen Marriages, Where the “Odds Against Success are Huge” Have you ever watched the show “Teen Mom” and wondered why most of the mothers aren’t with the father of their child. Well, most teens that get together don’t last very long, just like how teen marriages don’t last. Although not all of the couples on the show were married, most of them were together at one point and separated at one point as well. That’s just one example that shows that most teen marriages don’t end up lasting. Although they always seem to fail, teen marriages were very common in past times....   [tags: Marriage, Alimony, Divorce, Monogamy]

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'Superior Parenting?' Is One Style Really Enough?

- The question most new parents, even future parents, ask themselves is will they raise successful kids. Even if it comes to mind the day of birth or even the last day of high school, parents are always concerned if they are raising their kids in a successful way or if they are just messing up completely. Just like there is variety in cultures there is variety in parenting styles. Two articles that briefly describe two different parenting styles is the author of The Wall Street Journal Amy Chua’s “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”, and author and educator Rick Ackerly of the “‘Superior Parenting?’ That’s Crazy Talk....   [tags: parenthood, raising children]

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Loyalty as Defined in the Odyssey

- Loyalty, as defined in the Odyssey seems to be the constant devotion to someone, the hopefully longing of their return and victory. Homer seems to value loyalty over many of the other human traits, as Eumaeus gets not only Homer’s famous “you” but his own book as well. The swineherd is not the only character that Homer uses to show loyalty, Penelope and Telemachus show unyielding faithfulness to Odysseus throughout the epic poem; as do many other characters even gods. Homer demonstrates the value he places on loyalty through the use of these characters with their devotion to Odysseus....   [tags: Loyalty, Odyssey, ]

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The True Essence of Romantic Love

- In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, love is exemplified more ways that we can imagine, from the undying love of two people to parental love. Love celebrated by the protagonists with playful sonnets to express their endearment and love for one another. Love that transcends from such powerful gazes and translates into an undying love. Society’s encroachment to a very innate and fundamental aspect of our being is met with violence and death. We must not forget that the very essence of love is that you cannot control love....   [tags: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet]

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Immortality and Symbolism in John Keat's Nightingale Ode

- The nightingale and the discussion about it are not simply about a bird or a song but about human experience in general. Nightingale is not an eternal entity. There are many images of death within the poem. The images are particular and sensuous, but not highly visual. Nightingale experiences a sort of death but actually it is not a real death nightingale is mysterious and even disappears at the end of the poem but nightingale itself is symbol of continuity or immortality and is universal and undying in contrast with the morality of human beings....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Poem Analysis]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- On the surface, Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night may seem like to the run of the mill Shakespearean comedy. It has loads of the ingredients you would typically see in a Shakespeare play; love being the be all end all, revenge, and yes, cross-dressing. Aside from dramatics, this comedy embodies the fundaments of the battle of the sexes; the age-old conflict is reminiscent to how gender roles are to this day. Man vs. Woman, or the main ingredient as it is, sets the ball rolling for the tone and the social construct of the comedy....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Love]

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A Town Like Alice

- In the novel A Town Like Alice an enduring love gets it’s foundation during WWII when Jean and Joe develop the beginning of their relationship based on needs. Needs that are manifested during the horrific times they endured as prisoners of war. During a time of isolation and degradation the barriers of social status were obliterated and they found comfort in each other as well as a momentary escape from the misery of being prisoners of war. The connection Jean and Joe formed in Malaysia, during WWII, set the foundation for an undying and enduring love that lasted a lifetime....   [tags: Character Analysis, Jean, Joe]

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Charity Set Against Hatred

- In Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, the underlying leitmotif: Charity emerges. As the two authors develop similar plot lines and characters, a strong parallelism develops. Through the heartbreaking recoveries of two old men, to the staggering love triangles, these novels deliver the true meaning of love. Hugo and dickens both illustrate the balanced match between love and hatred in their novels. The character's actions provide methods for the authors to depict this never-ending battle of good vs....   [tags: literature, Dickens, Victor Hugo]

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The BurgerMeister’s Daughter Analysis

- Drawn from her surviving love letters and court records, The Burgermeister's Daughter is an engaging examination of the politics of sexuality, gender and family in the 16th century, and a supreme testament to the grit and perseverance of a woman who challenged the inequalities of this distant age. The story, in Steven Ozment's meticulous and experienced hands, goes well beyond the litigious Anna to encompass much else about the 16th century, including the nature of sexual morality, the social individuality of men and women, the jockeying for power between the upwardly striving bourgeoisie and the downward sliding nobility, and the aftereffect of the reformation on private life....   [tags: sexuality, steven ozment, burgermeister]

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What is Passion?

- When the word passion comes to mine, the first word that many people associated the word passion with is love or desire. The word passion can take on many forms and have multiple meanings depend on the situation it is used in. According to the Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia, passion is described as any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate. A strong affectionate feeling or desire (“Passion”). For me, passion takes on several meanings. Passion is having an undying love for another person....   [tags: emotion, hobby, relationship]

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Form of War: Content and Form Relation in Wilfred Owen's “Dulce Et Decorum Est”

- In Wilfred Owen's “Dulce Et Decorum Est” the form mimics a Shakespearean sonnet. For example,the twelve line stanza at the back-half with the rhyme scheme ABABCDCDEFEF is similar to a Shakespearean sonnet. This clever use of form complements the content of the poem: the poem's content argues against the glorification of war, and the form of the poem matches this argument. This cohesiveness furthers the argument of the poem, and it is exemplified throughout the poem. In the first stanza, the cohesiveness of content and form is best demonstrated by the following lines: “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks / Knock-kneed,coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge”(1-2)....   [tags: literary and form analysis]

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Passion Versus Moral Duty Illustrated in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure

- Conflict between a character’s intense passions and their moral duties is commonly expressed in literature. Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure undoubtedly uses this theme throughout the novel. Hardy creates two characters who are undeniably in love, however, they are forced to hide their great passions for one another for they both are married to someone else. These intimate feelings drive to two lovers, Jude and Sue, to neglect their commitments to their spouses and aspirations as they attempt to establish a life together....   [tags: Jude the Obscure]

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Women During The Epic Of The Iliad By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- It can easily be said that in the Greek culture, epic poetry was considered to be “male poetry.” The Greeks lived in an overtly patriarchal society in which women kept to the home doing more feminine tasks such as cooking and weaving, whereas the men did not have the same constraints. This left few if any opportunities for women to have their own aristeia worthy of an epic poem. In the Iliad, we are only exposed to a handful of women; however in the Odyssey, many more women become integral parts in the story but with little character development....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Homer, Woman]

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What They Fought For by James McPherson's

- In James McPherson’s novel, What They Fought For, a variety of Civil War soldier documents are examined to show the diverse personal beliefs and motives for being involved in the war. McPherson’s sample, “is biased toward genuine fighting soldiers” (McPherson, 17) meaning he discusses what the ordinary soldier fought for. The Confederacy was often viewed as the favorable side because their life style relied on the war; Confederates surrounded their lives with practices like slavery and agriculture, and these practices were at stake during the war....   [tags: novel about the Civil War]

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The Pros and Cons of Love

- There are many different kinds of love, as well as many different feelings associated with being in love. How we express these feeling, as well as the behavior love evokes when felt towards a person is how to recognize the good and bad sides of love. Love is an emotion that a person feels inside, and one that is so overwhelming sometimes we feel as though we may burst, and this is a good side of love. However, some types of love can hurt. Expressions of love, when displayed in a negative way, then become a bad side of love....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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The Horror of the Maguindanao Massacre

- It has been four years since the horrific Maguindanao Massacre or also known as the Ampatuan Massacre, but the painful memory that it left to the devastated family and friends felt like only yesterday. Last November 23, the Maguindano massacre victims remembered one again the said tragic event. It is even dubbed as the “deadliest day for the press” for 32 to 58 people in media was killed. It was estimated that there were at least 59 lives were brutally taken. Sadly, until now, finding justice had been painstakingly slow and very murky....   [tags: Andal Ampatuan Jr., tragic events in Philippines]

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The Ashanti People in Central Ghana

- ... Instrument such as talking drums are used for learning the Ashanti language and spreading news and used in ceremonies. This instrument is very important to the Ashanti and there are very important rituals involved in them. Burial customs and death rituals among the Ashanti are very important to the community as a whole not only the individual involved or affected. “The ritual of the Ashanti funeral is significant for the entire community, rather than just the individual who has died. Of course the rite is most important to the family, though....   [tags: culture, rituals, beliefs, religion]

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Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

- Wuthering Heights Perhaps one of the greatest love stories of all time, Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is the tale of a love that is stronger than death. Through the theme of unbegotten love and unwavering remorse, Bronte creates a brooding atmosphere that cannot be lifted. With Cathy’s underlying passion for Heathcliff and his undying love for her, the passion and suspense are represented magnificently. Bronte provides the use of an outside character, Mr. Lockwood, to portray this passionate story....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - Mama as the Ideal Mother

- Mama as the Ideal Mother in A Raisin in the Sun       W. S. Ross once said “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”  As simple as this quip may sound, its complex implications are amplified through the life of every person born since the beginning of humanity. What attribute makes a mother such an extraordinary influence over her young. One such attribute is the ability to nurture. Beyond the normal challenges of cooking, cleaning, schooling, singing, feeding, and changing is the motivation by which such sacrifices are made possible....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]

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Analysis of To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet

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The Foils of Laertes and Fortinbras in Hamlet

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Comparing Three Poems on Love and Loss

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Beowulf Is Not a Modern Day Hero

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Analysis of Anne Bradstreet's To My Dear and Loving Husband

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Have A Jolly Ol' One: A Story About a Santa on the Streets of New York

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Love in One Perfect Rose by Dorothy Parker and Cinderella’s Diary by Ron Koertge

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What It Means to Be a Human Being in the Hindu Tradition

- In the early text of the Hindu tradition, the Veda, everything evolved around sacrifice. As a means of acquiring something, the elite class would make sacrifices to their gods in order to obtain the things they so desperately needed. An example of this would be the slaughtering of an animal to the gods in exchange for a sufficient rainy season during harvest time. The essence of what it is to be a human being in the Hindu tradition comes from a later text known as the Upanishads. This text did not focus on sacrifice rituals, but instead focused on the quest for knowledge....   [tags: humans, Hinduism, religion, ]

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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, by Jon Krakauer

- Throughout the ages, men and women have been the center of myths and legends, becoming tragic heroes in large part due to the embellishment bestowed upon them over the ages. Perhaps, though, truth can be stranger than fiction. Pat Tillman was a man of many talents and virtues, never satisfied by the mediocre, striving for more excitement, more meaning, in his tragically short time on Earth, and lived out the phrase carpe diem to the letter. Even Pat Tillman had tragic flaws; his unwillingness to be average, his undying loyalty to family and country, and his unusually concrete set of morals all eventually led to his death....   [tags: Tragic Virtues, Death]

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Appreciation from Son to Mother in Tupac Shakur's Song, Dear Mama

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Love in the Poetry of the 16th and 17th Century

- During the 16th and 17th century, many love poems and sonnets were written and most likely circulated for amusement and satire among poets. Though every poem is written about the poet’s undying love for their beloved, they all display different attitudes to love and ways of showing it. In 130, Shakespeare writes of his dark lady, portraying a real picture of her genuine features. Almost every line at first glance seems like an insult to his mistress, ‘My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;’ however, the reader can understand that he is in fact celebrating her natural beauty....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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- Steven Pressfields: Gates of fire is based on a true story of how three hundred courageous warrior Spartans led by their king Leonidas and 700 Thespaian allies held off an army of over one million Persian infantrymen on a narrow pass in Thermopylae Greece in 480 B.C. for seven days. The Spartan Warriors were highly disciplined, physically and mentally tough soldiers that were dedicated to their country and way of life. The three hundred Spartan’s left home one day leaving their families behind, on a suicide mission to buy time for their countrymen to organize forces....   [tags: Spartans, Steven Pressfields, Gates of fire,]

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

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

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Qualities of an Ideal Anglo-Saxon Warrior Illustrated in Beowulf

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The Unheroic Traits of Odysseus in Homer's The Odyssey

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Understanding Culture Through the Art of Egypt and Greece

- When you look at art, you see the message an artist was trying to convey. Sometimes the artist tries to evoke emotions that they themselves felt. Sometimes they try to show the beauty that they see in the world. Sometimes the artist tries to tell a story or history so that it can be documented for the present and the future. In both Egyptian and Greek art, the artists used their art to make life more beautiful, since both cultures enjoyed beautiful things, but they also used their art to tell their story....   [tags: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece]

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Politics and Businesses Control over the Mass Media

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