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The Easter Vigil Mass

- The Easter Vigil Mass      The Easter Vigil is celebrated on the eve of the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ. Easter is the holiest and most important event in the Christian religion. The Easter Vigil Mass is celebrated in a deep, spiritual, solemn way. Although different Churches and Christian orders may have minute differences in some of the rituals during the mass, but the overall feeling in the Easter Vigil liturgy is of solemnity and holiness. The ceremony begins in almost complete darkness and is slowly lighted by the flames of the congregation's candles paralleling Jesus symbolically lighting the world we live in....   [tags: Process Descriptive Religion Essays]

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Easter Vigil

- The Easter Vigil is mass in which we commemorate Jesus for his great sufferings. He was crucified on the cross so that we may one day spend all eternity with He and God. Most of the time the service begins around seven o’clock and held inside the Church structure with its people. For symbolic purposes, there is no Holy water; we are instead blessed during the ritual itself in order to memorialize our vows, taken at baptism. When mass initiates all lights have already been turned off, everyone has instead been given a candle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Easter Vigil: The Primary Liturgy. Which Shows The Church As A Sac

- Every year, on the day before Easter, one of the biggest and most important masses of the year happens on that night. The mass is called the Easter Vigil. The Vigil brings out the true and full nature of the Catholic Church and all of its people. It celebrates Jesus Christ, as he rises from the dead and ascends into heaven. Since this mass is so large, it is split into four parts. The first, the Service of Light, and is the most solemn part of the mass the Church celebrates. The second part is the Liturgy of the Word, in which you listen to a reader who reads from the books of the Bible such as Genesis and Exodus....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How the Liturgical Year is Significant

- There are many components to the liturgical year which make it very complex. Some of these components include special seasons, feasts, symbols, and colours which have to be attended to. The following paragraphs will discuss these ideas with more detail. Initially, there are many seasons in the liturgical year that all have an important significance attached with them (“Liturgical Calendar”, These seasons are Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Triduum, and Easter (“Liturgical Calendar”,   [tags: pentecost, symbols, special seasons]

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My History Not Yours

- “Victims of American Westward Expansion…Accommodation or Resistance?” When viewing a map of the country of Mexico prior to the American westward expansion, it was actually larger than the United States had been at that time. Some lands that Mexico lost in the Mexican - American war under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, are Texas (the second largest state in the present US), California (the third largest state in the present US) and New Mexico (the fifth largest state in the present US). Due to this defeat Mexico lost half of its national territory....   [tags: Padilla, History, Informative]

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Formative Assessments:Improving Active Learning and The Teacher/Student Relationship

- The five articles presented common themes about educational learning. They illustrate the need for teacher reflection and adjustment to meet students’ needs, establishing quality rapport and providing students strategies become an active learners and involved in the learning process through and monitoring their own understanding. In the articles there is research quoted that illustrates how they can dramatically impact student learning and achievement. In (Kaftan, Buck, & Haack, 2006), it states formative assessment is a tool teachers can use to probe students understanding, inform instructional decisions and develop relationships....   [tags: Education]

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A Comparison of Christianity and Islam

- On the surface, it seems as if practically the only two things that Christianity and Islam have in common, is that they are both religions. As you get a little deeper into both religions they actually have a lot in common. In this essay I will inform you of how alike, and different each religion is. As a Christian, when facing death we are reminded that God has created each person for eternal life. In both Christian and Islamic religion, each individual person, whether a believer or not faces a day of judgment with their creator....   [tags: Religion]

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Corruption of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... However, Gatsby’s vigil was over nothing. Daisy was never in her room that night, much like Gatsby’s dream is over a nonexistent person. The Daisy he met and fell in love with years ago is not the same person anymore, and as much as Gatsby thinks that he can repeat the past, in the real world it is proven to be impossible. His faith is misplaced, because the object of his quest is nothing more than Daisy. Then, Fitzgerald uses symbolism to show how the American dream died out. The sense of hopelessness at the end of the novel proves that the purity of the American dream is dead with Gatsby's death and George Wilson's suicide....   [tags: imagery, symbolism, characterization]

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Chaplaincy: The Importance of Serving and Caring for The Patient

- One can imagine that when most individuals think about the medical field what comes to mind is only doctors and nurses; however, the medical field is more complex. It consists of people caring for the patients physically day to day and the ones working behind the scenes. A particular medical profession that most may not be aware of is chaplaincy. This profession, like all in the medical field, requires much heart, passion and personal connection when serving and caring for the patient. At Boston Medical Center, located in Boston’s historic south end, excellent health care was provided to a patient diagnosed with Systemic Lupus....   [tags: Doctors, Nurses, Medical Field]

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Reflections on Appropriate Feedback and Error Correction in ELL

- Introduction Error correction is a delicate balance, and not for the faint-of-heart. Error correction of ELL students is a useful tool in the hands of a skillful educator. It can point a learner toward discovering correct answers, motivate and push them to work a little harder, and engage a receptive student with useful and informative feedback. Error correction, however, is NOT a punishment. Nor is it an opportunity to denigrate or shame a learner – consciously or unconsciously. Most of us want to be corrected constructively, thoughfully, and respectfully....   [tags: corrective feedback, anxiety, stress]

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A Match to Tinder: Chapter 5, Wary Relations

- Sister and Anders snuck off in the night without saying goodbye. When hunger from my missed dinner sent me out before midnight, I found only Grey Wardens at the fire. Aveline and Donnic had left too. There were three more dwarven Wardens, including a Commander in uniform. She wasn't a novice like Sister technically was, but she didn't look that comfortable in her blue and grays. The human wardens who arrived earlier were not mingling with the dwarves and looked to me as soon as I arrived, Bansil held himself stiffly away from the new arrivals....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Idea of Existentialism in The Stranger

- Existentialism is defined as "a philosophical theory or approach that emphasizes the existence of the individual person as a free and responsible agent determining his or her own development through acts of the will”. In other words, existentialism it emphasizes individual freedom. Throughout The Stranger, the amount of existentialism views is abundant. The use of Mersault’s experiences covey the idea that human life has no meaning except for simple existence. The idea of existentialism in Albert Camus' The Stranger reflects through Mersault's life experiences with his relationship with Marie, the death of his mother Maman, the murdering of the Arab, and Mersault's trial and execution, all t...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Albert Camus]

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The Mother Tongue by Demetria Martinez

- Demetria Martínez’s Mother Tongue is divided into five sections and an epilogue. The first three parts of the text present Mary/ María’s, the narrator, recollection of the time when she was nineteen and met José Luis, a refuge from El Salvador, for the first time. The forth and fifth parts, chronologically, go back to her tragic experience when she was seven years old and then her trip to El Salvador with her son, the fruit of her romance with José Luis, twenty years after she met José Luis. And finally the epilogue consists a letter from José Luis to Mary/ María after her trip to El Salvador....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

- Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald reached a celebrity status upon his publication of This Side of Paradise and attained all new heights of stardom after his release of The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald reveals a great deal about himself in The Great Gatsby as he ascribes aspects of himself to different main characters in the novel. Fitzgerald uses these symbolic characters to aptly represent humans and social classes in the Jazz Age, defined by the OED as “The 1920s in the US characterized as a period of carefree hedonism, wealth, freedom, and youthful exuberance”....   [tags: Frances Scott Fitzgerald, literary analysis]

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Christmas Eve: Italian Food

- It is Christmas Eve at my grandparent’s house. I am sitting around the table in the noisy dining room with my whole family. As the seven different fish dishes finish cooking, my grandfather begins to place each one on the table in front of us. My favorite Christmas Eve dish is the first to come out—linguine with clams. As my grandfather enters the room, my senses are suddenly overwhelmed with the smell of the homemade white sauce and the fresh shellfish. My grandfather slowly sets the bowl of linguine with clams in the center of the table and I can barely stop myself from diving right into it....   [tags: la vigilia, italians]

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Essay on Camus’ The Stranger (The Outsider): Parallels Within

- Parallels Within The Stranger (The Outsider) The Stranger by Albert Camus is a story of a sequence of events in one man's life that cause him to question the nature of the universe and his position in it. The book is written in two parts and each part seems to reflect in large degree the actions occurring in the other. There are curious parallels throughout the two parts that seem to indicate the emotional state of Meursault, the protagonist, and his view of the world. Meursault is a fairly average individual who is distinctive more in his apathy and passive pessimism than in anything else....   [tags: Camus Stranger Essays]

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Encomienda to Hacienda and Latifundio in Latin America

- Encomienda to Hacienda and Latifundio in Latin America The encomienda system developed in the Antilles (the islands of the West Indies except the Bahamas) when the group of settlers Columbus brought with him on his second voyage to the New World were, essentially, unwilling to work (Vigil 218). They solved this problem through forced Indian labor. Queen Isabella I of Spain considered the native people "free crown vassals" (Vigil 218) and instructed Governor Nicolas de Ovando, Comendador Mayor of the military order Alcantara, to inform the Indians that they had to pay tribute to the crown equal to the other subjects....   [tags: Latin American History Essays]

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Injectable Drug Abuse

- MEMORANDUM INJECTABLE DRUG ABUSE: GROWING CHALLENGE IN NORTH-EASTERN PART OF INDIA FROM: AE28697 TO: Ministry of development of north east affairs, India RE: Scenario C-Health and harm reduction DATE: 19 October 2013 Introduction North-east (NE) India is connected to remaining part of India through a constricted passage known as Siliguri Corridor squeezed between Nepal and Bangladesh (Hussain, 2011). It comprises of seven sister states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura....   [tags: growing challenge, India, drug abuse]

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The Trojan War

- Assess the Trojan War, comparing the myth of the Iliad and other primary sources with the archeological evidence provided supporting the story of the sack of Troy. Focus Questions: 1. Where is it believed Troy is located. 2. When is it believed that Troy fell. 3. What was the importance of Troy in the ancient world. 4. What do we learn of the fall of Troy through the Iliad. 5. Which archeologist found the alleged site of Troy. 6. When was the alleged site of Troy discovered. 7. What is the importance of the discovery of Troy....   [tags: Myth, Iliad, Archeological Evidence]

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What Easter is About

- What Easter is About We start Holy Week wih Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is the day where Jesus entered Jerusalem with his disciples. When Jesus entered Jerusalem the people laid down palm leaves which is why it is called Palm Sunday. Today it is celebrated by mass in our parishes, where processions are held and palms are held up and then the priest blesses them. It is the longest gospel. The whole of the passion is read out and the pamls are turned into crosses. Thusrday: The next significant day is Maundy Thursday....   [tags: Papers]

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Existentialism in The Stranger by Albert Camus

- Originally released in French, The Stranger by Albert Camus (published in 1942) follows the story of Meursault whom is a French man living in Algeria prior to the 2nd World War and gives his own unique perspective of the events between when he receives a telegram stating that his mother had recently pass away to when he is executed for the murder of a man only referred to as “The Arab” whom he had shot. Meursault had an interesting outlook on life and it is unclear why he feels the way he does but his tone is constantly detached, plain, and at times subtly ironic....   [tags: Dettachment, Reality]

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Grandma and Grandpa

- Grandpa Pat McGill, Jr. of Wisner, Nebraska always entered a room smiling. Pat fathered eleven children, including my mother, and had over fifty grandchildren, including me. Even though my grandpa and I were not all that close, I admired and respected his kind and gentle nature. He passed away in the summer of 1996, and I didn't get to say goodbye to Grandpa Pat McGill before he headed up to heaven with all the other saints. All but one of the McGill grandchildren were at my grandpa's memorial service....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Personal Narrative

- Personal Narrative I am listening for the sound of the front door. I know for certain that it is a Saturday night. I do not know whether I am six or 16, eight or 18. I may be alone. I may have a babysitter. It makes no difference. My vigil remains the same. I do not wait for the sound of the door opening. It is the sound of it closing that matters. If it clicks quietly shut, I know they will just have a cup of tea then go to bed....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing The Red Room by H.G. Wells, The Signalman by Charles Dickens and The Man with the Twisted Lip by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

- Comparing The Red Room by H.G. Wells, The Signalman by Charles Dickens and The Man with the Twisted Lip by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle In this piece of coursework I will analyse and compare three pre- 20th century short stories. The stories are called, The Red Room written by H.G. Wells, The Signalman written by Charles Dickens and The Man with the Twisted Lip written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The story of The Red Room by H.G.Wells was written in 1896 when gothic Horror stories were in fashion....   [tags: Papers]

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How Christians Celebrate Religious Festivals and Why they Continue to Celebrate Them Today

- How Christians Celebrate Religious Festivals and Why they Continue to Celebrate Them Today The church year is called the liturgical year, which begins with Advent, and it has many liturgical seasons. Each season has one or more religious festivals. Festivals are celebrations to remember the important events in Jesus' life. There are three cycles in the Christian year, these are; (i) The Christmas cycle begins with Advent , a period of preparation prior to Christmas Day, December 25th, when Jesus was born....   [tags: Papers]

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The Important Beliefs Celebrated at Easter and How They are Celebrated

- The Important Beliefs Celebrated at Easter and How They are Celebrated Easter Sunday comes at the end of holy week which consists of many days which have a significant meaning. The six weeks leading up to easter is called lent and this is celebrated by many people giving up one of their luxuries, for example, chocolates and sweets. They do this because they are remembering when jesus was in the desert and was tempted by the devil and how jesus rejected his offer. During the time of lent, comes a day called ash Wednesday which certain churches have the ceremony of putting ash on to the foreheads of people as a symbol of receieving forgiveness....   [tags: Papers]

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Essay on Camus’ The Stranger (The Outsider): World Without Purpose

- World Without Purpose in Camus' The Stranger (The Outsider)  In The Stranger, Albert Camus misleadingly portrays his existentialistic views of life, death, and the world.  Camus portrays the world as absurd or without purpose Meaursalt, who, as a reflection of Camus, is foreign and indifferent to his own life and death.  Meaursalt eventually senses guilt for his crime, not because of the remorse of taking someone else’s life, but because it means he would lose the little things that he considers important in his life.  Meaursalt is a puzzling character, who leaves readers to be uncertain about Camus’ views of life....   [tags: Camus Stranger Essays]

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An Assessment of C.K. Wiliams and Ted Hughes

- There are few positive views of life to be found in C.K. Williams’ The Vigil. His poetry does not present a necessarily negative life-view, but rather sees the world as most others do. He calls out commonplace people, places, and times in the same manner that most of the rest of us do, despite how dark it may seem. Williams uses a lot of punctuation in his poetry. His sentences, although full of commas and semicolons, flow smoothly from line to line. He uses a lot of clauses and qualifications in his writing....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

- The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier Robert Cormier writes novels for teenagers. In his books he uses violence and power and other features that the adolescence age group usually use. A lot of people are disturbed by the way he uses violence the way he does at the end of the novel. Cormier wrote the Chocolate War during the 1970's during the hippie era. The story takes place at a higher intelligence level than most of the outside world. Jerry Renault, the main character in the novel, has lived a rough life, especially in the last year or so....   [tags: Chocolate War Cormier]

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Use of Satire and Irony in The Widow of Ephesus and the poem True Love

- Use of Satire and Irony in The Widow of Ephesus by Gaius Petronius and the poem “True Love” by Judith Viorst In the story The Widow of Ephesus by Gaius Petronius and the poem “True Love” by Judith Viorst, the authors portray love through the use of satire and irony. They do this though a series of ironic twists, humorous accounts, and life experiences. A satire is a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn. In The Widow of Ephesus, the narrator recalls a tale of love in which an apparently faithful woman discredits her vows of marriage after her husband's death....   [tags: True Love Widow of Ephesus]

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Free Essays on The Stranger (The Outsider): Disillusionment

- Disillusionment in Camus' The Stranger (The Outsider) In Albert Camus' The Stranger (The Outsider), the protagonist Meursault is clearly disillusioned of life in general. Two examples of this disillusionment occurred in the instances of his mother's death and an offer to be transferred to another work environment. This incomplacency is paramount in discerning this meticulous, selfish Camusian character. In regard to his mother's death, he seemed indifferent at the loss of her life. He was so uninterested in her funeral that he remarked the following: "...I can be there for the vigil and come back tomorrow night" (Camus 3)....   [tags: Camus Stranger Essays]

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Essay on Dr. Eckleburg of The Great Gatsby

- Dr. Eckleburg  of The Great Gatsby      Throughout the course of events in The Great Gatsby, the watchful eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg stare into the depths of each character, while the Doctor serves as a god of conscience from his middle ground between two worlds. As the creations of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the characters whose stories unwind before us live twisted webs of lives in which there is a distorted view of a greater force outside their worlds. Dr. Eckleburg merely watches over the "grey land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it" at the spot where "when the drawbridge is up to let barges through, the passengers on waiting trains can stare at the dismal scene for...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Graduation Speech: Lift Up Your Eyes

- Here, in this day’s waning light, we are gathered to commemorate the graduation of County High School’s Class of 2012; and as this evening’s setting sun descends beyond our horizon, the sun is, moreover, setting on our tenure as students at County High School. Just as day gives way to night, high school must give way to a new phase of life, one that introduces an abundance of responsibilities and brings with it enormous possibilities. Alexander Graham Bell once stated, "When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us." In this momentous transition from high school to college, vocation...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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The Effects of Gangs

- The Effects of Gangs What is a gang. According to Steven Sachs, a probation officer since 1978, it is "a structured, cohesive group of individuals, usually between the ages of eleven and twenty-five, who generally operate under some form of leadership while claiming a territory or turf," (Sachs XV). Distinctive clothing, the use of special street names, language, symbols and signs, and the committing of organized and spontaneous criminal acts describe some of the characteristics of a gang....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Holy Week and Easter

- Holy Week and Easter The Easter celebrations which commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus are the pivotal point of the Christian faith. As a catholic, in this piece of coursework, I will look at the celebration of Easter from a catholic perspective, commenting on the manner in which the catholic faith celebrates this festival. Holy week is the final week of lent, a period of preparation for Easter, lasting forty days, from Ash Wednesday until good Friday. Holy Week consists of Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday....   [tags: Papers]

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The Sense of Mystery and Fear in Herbert George Wells' ‘The Red Room’

- In 1896 Herbert George Wells wrote ‘The Red Room’ and using a heavy Gothic theme, which is popular for ninetieth century stories, he invites the reader to become engaged with the mystifying events that he creates. Wells captures and sustains the reader’s imagination using suspense, setting, gothic convention and language techniques which allow for a remarkably eerie tale to be told. The significance of the title immediately creates a sense of mystery, as the reader does not know why the adjective ‘red’ is used to describe the room and this colour is usually associated with danger, blood, hell and fear, suggesting that Wells is preparing the reader for anguish....   [tags: Herbert George Wells, Red Room, gothic,]

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The Raphealite Movement in the Poem My Sisters Sleep by Dante Gabriel Rossettis

- ... Irony is presented in "she fell asleep on Christmas Eve", as Christmas is symbolic in the celebration of new life, yet this is not the case contrasting to the responders perception on the passing existence of the sister. Yet throughout the poem the persona watcheds his devout, prayerful mother who "had lean'd all day over the bed from chime to chime... did pray/ to work some distance from the bed". Through alliteration in 'chime to chime' demonstartes the only audible disturbance the mother makes as she is cautious of waking the long held vigil by keeping a reasonable distance from the bed....   [tags: women, christianity]

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Free Will Choices in "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier

- In life, destiny is already set. The plan is to make the correct decisions, free will is a gift God has given all living beings. A decision is based on free will, there is ether the right path or the wrong one. So, why not dare to be different. Jerry Renault chose a path that he did not think would cause him pain and suffering. The Chocolate War written by Robert Cormier illustrates what individuals go through at some point in their lifetime, making life changing decisions. As the story begins, Jerry is introduced as a kid who is trying out for the football team, he’s a small kid standing at 5 9’ and a buck 45....   [tags: choices, Chocolate War, Robert Cormier, ]

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God, Judgment, and the Great Hypocrisy of the Benighted South

- The role of art in culture is to capture and reflect the underlying morals, values, and the way those principles interact within the scope of an individuals’ reality. The mind’s ability to accept and rationalize only what is desired for the continued narrative of the individual’s comfortable existence which allows for a sense of control in what is an otherwise a harsh and chaotic world. For those, who chose to appreciate art, risks a confrontation with stark reality of disconnect between an individual’s relationship with their manufactured reality and the world as it exists....   [tags: As I Lay Dying, Faulkner]

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The Absurd, Chaotic World in The Stranger, by Albert Camus

- There is no meaning in the world besides the meaning we humans give to it. The world is an absurd, chaotic place in which it is up to the individual to decide what to make of it. In The Stranger, Meursault, the main character, struggles to sort out the chaos of the world and resist the pulls of society. Meursault continuously disobeys the standards of society which reminds the reader about human fidelity and social divisions. Thus, his display of human absurdity reveals how all people are all equal....   [tags: frustration, meursault, religion]

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A Changing Era of Religion in "The Great Gatsby"

- World War I brought new views on religion to the United States, it ended just before the 1920s so these views were carried over. Some turned to god, while others turned away. Morals were changing in that people spent their time and money on completely different things now. Religion had been the basis of many people’s lives before this, making this way of thinking and acting brand new. In The Great Gatsby, Doctor T. J. Eckleburg’s eyes symbolize god and how traditional religion and morality are sinking away from everyday life....   [tags: Great Gatsby, religion,]

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Xia Warriors: The Glory Road or The Wayward Way?

- Xia are warriors of the Shadows, the martial underworld, living below the radar and above the law. Each warrior chooses to walk either the Glory Road, that of duty, honor and victory, or the Wayward Way, that of freedom and personal gain. The Shadow clans each practice their own form of combat skills. Some, like the Two Dragon Family and the Death Dealer, practice extraordinary chi disciplines such as the Swift Step and the Silent Speech. Others, like the Beggar Clan, depend on military-like strategy and superior weapons....   [tags: Fantasy]

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Keep Going in The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne

- The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne is a story about a young woman who made many mistakes in her past. This woman, named Hester, has to push through all of the trials and tribulations that are put in her way. The song Carry On by Fun reinforces this idea by constantly reminding the listener to carry on and keep moving forward. An individual should pursue their happiness through the obstacles that life throws at them, no matter how devastating they are. Hester Prynn, the main character, has to brush off all of the hate and gossip about her in the village....   [tags: courage, determination, adultery]

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The Insignificance of Women in Camus’ The Stranger

- In The Stranger, Camus portrays women as unnecessary beings created purely to serve materialistically and satisfy males through the lack of a deep, meaningful, relationship between Meursault and females. Throughout the text, the main character, Meursault, creates closer, more meaningful relationships with other minor characters in the story. However, in his interactions with females in this book, Meursault’s thoughts and actions center on himself and his physical desires, observations, and feelings, rather than devoting his attention to the actual female....   [tags: Camus, The Stranger]

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How the People Came to the Middle Place

- There are various diverse creation myths from Native American cultures, though many hold similar characteristics. One of the more common forms of creation myth seems to be emergence myth. Generally, in the emergence myth, instead of seeing how the world is created, we see how the people arrive in an already created world. This particular story type is commonly found in Native American cultures from the southwest (Ryan). The Tewa Pueblo version of this myth, entitled How the People Came to the Middle Place, has been collected and written down by the anthropologists Alice Marriott and Carol K....   [tags: Native American cultures, characteristics]

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Faiz Ahmad Faiz Going Between Ghazal and Politic

- Faiz Ahmed Faiz was born in 1911 in Sialkot and was educated in Lahore, where he studied English literature and philosophy. As a poet, Faiz began writing on the conventional topics of passion and beauty, but soon these conventional themes get submerged in the bigger social and political events of the day. The traditional grieves of love get fused with the travails of the afflicted humanity, and Faiz uses his poetry to champion the cause of socialism humanism. Consequently, the familiar imagery of a love-poet acquires new meanings in the hands of Faiz......   [tags: imagery, metaphor, poet]

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Symbols Found in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlett Letter

- ... Here they can associate with one another without the Puritan community knowing. In “The Ministers Vigil”, Dimmesdale went to the scaffold in the middle of night and stood where Hester did seven years ago. Here he concealed his confession from the people thus darkness becoming a symbol of concealment. This helps the reader understand Dimmesdale as a character as well as what he was feeling. He realized that he stood at the scaffold, unseen without consequence, and was filled with self-hatred....   [tags: reality, temptation, sin]

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The Truthfulness of Meursault in The Stranger

- Meursault is truthful to himself and others throughout The Stranger. Unlike most, he doesn’t feel it necessary to lie in order to make others feel better. He is truthful, regardless of whether or not the truth may hurt. For example, in chapter four Marie asked Meursault if he loved her. Instead of lying to her or giving a vague answer Meursault told her that he probably didn’t love her, but it wasn’t important anyway. Meursault is truthful, therefore not only is his guilt dealt with at the murder trial, but his personal views and opinions come out as well....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Tragic Heroes in Sophocles’ Tragedy, Antigone

- Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero is someone of great importance or royalty. The hero must go through something terrible such as a relative’s death. We must feel what this character is feeling throughout the story. Aristotle also said that a tragic hero scan be defeated by a tragic flaw, such as hubris or human pride. In Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone, both Creon and Antigone are tragic heroes. In the play, Creon and Antigone can be seen as good or bad characters. Both of them show traits of justice....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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Clash between Traditional Indian Values and Globalization

- The Inheritance of Loss by Indian author Kiran Desai and Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies Kiran Desai (Desai) and Jhumpa Lahiri (Lahiri) are of Indian descent. However, they have lived much of their lives away from the Indian sub-continent. One might be tempted to think that their novel and short stories would be dominated by elements of Western culture, tradition, and thought....   [tags: Inheritance of Loss]

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Meursault as Sisyphus in Albert Camus',The Stranger

- “But from the moment he knows, his tragedy begins.” Meursault is not unlike Sisyphus. In the novel, The Stranger, by Albert Camus, we watch this character change from a carefree man who loves being alive and free to a man who is imprisoned for a meaningless murder he commits but who eventually finds happiness in his fate. During the first half of the novel, we see many examples of Meursault’s freedom and how he exercises it. He does what he wants, when he wants to with no regard to how he affects the people around him....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Mortality in the Stranger by Albert Camus

- Everyone will die. Meursault’s awareness of death contributes to his nonchalant attitude toward every death he witness or must endure in The Stranger. Death fails to upset Meursault. In The Stranger, Albert Camus emphasizes mortality in order to expose the ignorance humanity has towards the inevitable or unknown end. Camus’s emphasis on time accentuates Meursault’s indifference. This indifference reveals that death occurs inevitably, regardless of time. The first thought that the audience reads, “Maman died today....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]

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How Do We Remember the Holocaust Today?

- The Holocaust is considered the largest genocide of our entire world, killing more than 600,000,000 Jewish people during the years of 1933-1945. The memories and history that have filled our lives that occurred during the Holocaust are constantly remembered around the world. Many populations today “think” that constant reminders allow for us to become informed and help diminish the hatred for other races still today. These scholars believe that by remembering the Holocaust, you are able to become knowledgeable and learn how to help prevent this from happening again....   [tags: tragic events, horror, jewish]

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The Importance of New Zealand’s Forestry Industry

- New Zealand’s forests are one of its greatest natural resources, holding significant financial, physical, and spiritual value (DOC, 2013). These forests provide a significant trading resource (Perry, Oren, & Hart, 2008), directly influence soil and flora quality (West, 2006), and contribute to the cultural health of Maori by enhancing their whakapapa (or ‘Connection’ with the land) (Gallagher & Te Atawhai o te Ao, 2011). This resource, however, is under threat through poor management (Levack, Poole, & Bateson, 2006), over exploitation (MPI, 2003) and the operating conditions of the Forestry Industry (ACC, 2007)....   [tags: Forestry Industry]

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Poems Inspired by Paintings: The Disquieting Muses

- Art has a way of speaking out to an audience. Painters share their story through a paint brush, creating such a magnificent illustration. Each unique piece of craft represents a fairy tale, fiction, nonfiction, or personal story. The audience forms their own story line when analyzing a painting, which may differ or relate to the message that the artist wants to portray. Another beautiful art is literature. When reading a stanza, it paints a picture in the reader's head. Occasionally, writers can be inspired by such paintings....   [tags: artistic analysis, similarities]

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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... This detail of Gatsby telling Daisy that she never loved Tom, shows how his American Dream was for Daisy to have always loved him and never Tom. ”You’d better come home and get some sleep.” He shook his head. “I want to wait here till Daisy goes to bed. Good night, old sport.” He put his hand in his coat pockets and turned back eagerly to his scrutiny of the house, as though my presence marred the sacredness of the vigil. So I walked away and left him standing there in the moonlight--watching over nothing.” (Page 153)....   [tags: american dream, tom buchanan]

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Critical Response of Duff and Pugh

- Critical Response Carol Ann-Duffy & Sheenagh Pugh are both strongly opinionated politically – many of their poems are charged with a scornful, impassioned energy directed toward the Thatcherite days, resenting years of economic deprivation & ruin of many young lives in their generation – this sets the basis for a general distaste for politicians, illustrated in Duffy’s parody of parliament ‘Weasel Words’, mocking the meaningless socio-jargon that MPs use to wriggle and slither their way out of answering straight questions....   [tags: Duff]

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Sellin and Wolfgang’s Typology of Victimization

- Crimes can be very complex and have several components, including the crime itself, the offender and the victim. Everyday we read or hear about one crime or another from various forms of news. Often times, we get a very vague idea of what happened; in some cases we find out more as time passes and in other cases the crimes go left unspoken about. These news articles also take different approaches on what is emphasized; whether the focus is about the crime, offender or victim. Researchers have also developed methods for categorizing victims, using typology....   [tags: Criminology]

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The Importance of Corporate Network Security

- Networking is a norm in many corporate based institutions in modern society. Computerized applications, software and communication has been greatly deployed to foster service delivery in the organizations. Despite the many merits tied to networking, it poses some threats that can proof costly if not handled professionally. Good news is that there are measures that can be adopted to form a robust computer network system that will ensure minimal or no intrusion by any assailants. This paper seeks to explore a number of factors indicative of weak computer networking system, and various measures to plan and enable stern security....   [tags: cyber crime, cyber security]

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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

- Visualize a world where a significant person in your life died from one’s gruesome desire, where that special someone suffered and became a victim of a cruel, mysterious murder. Was the murder itself quick or was it revolting and brutal. Susie Salmon was a victim of a crime that should not be forgiven. In the novel The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Susie’s past on earth affected people that took part in her life because the past was all that they had of her. Memories of or with Susie were treasured; however, they were also feared by the one who killed Susie’s future....   [tags: The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold]

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The Nonconformist: Albert Camus's The Stranger

- In the past and in today’s society, people are told how to live based on different influences found in their surrounding environment. Different ethnicity have distinct believes on the meaning of life and have unique traditions. In the novel, The Stranger, Meursault is the only character who is daring and does not conform to the ideas or practices of the French-Algerian society; even though he was constantly being pressured to change his absurd views. The protagonist in the novel, The Stranger, refusal to conform to societal ideas hinders his ability to become accepted into it, however allows him to live an honest and worthwhile life....   [tags: French Algeria, Social Morals]

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The Essay From Hell: Dante's Inferno

- In Alighieri Dante's Inferno, many different people were put in Hell for what Dante believes they did wrong. He assigns them to different sections of Hell for the severity of their sins in their previous life. If Dante were alive and making revisions to the Inferno today, he would put Superman, Brian Griffin from "Family Guy", Xerxes from "300", Scar from "The Lion King", Squidward Tentacles from "Spongebob Squarepants", for the various sins that they have committed in their past lives. Superman should go to the eternal flames for his violence against God....   [tags: Aighieri Dante, Inferno, Literary Analysis]

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Refugees: Reasons Why Women Flee War

- Introduction/thesis Many women from all over the world seek refuge to escape famine, violence, war or poverty. A refugee is a person who has fled from his or her home country in addition to cannot return for the reason that he or she has a justifiable fear of persecution based on race, religion, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Interestingly most individuals granted refugee statuses are women and children. Since 1975, the United States has welcomed more than 3 million refugees from all over the world....   [tags: fear of persecution, immigrant women]

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The Outsider by Albert Camus

- The Outsider by Albert Camus BACKGROUND: ‘In our society,’ wrote Albert Camus, ‘any man who doesn’t cry at his mother’s funeral is liable to be condemned to death.’ This may seem a bewilderingly dramatic, almost self-indulgent sort of assertion, but it is one which Camus brought to life in The Outsider, and to frankly devastating effect. The Outsider has become something of a cult classic over the years, especially in undergraduate circles. It inspired The Cure’s ‘Killing an Arab’, a song which attracted a degree of controversy when it was (wrongly) assumed to advocate racial violence....   [tags: Outsider Camus Literature Analysis]

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Outside Influences on Dante’s Inferno

- Anyone who has read Dante’s Inferno is familiar with a certain main character, Virgil. Who is this Virgil that Dante put in his book and where did Dante get the idea of having Virgil as his guide on Dante’s journey through the spirit world. In addition to Virgil, readers of Inferno are also familiar with concepts and characters such as God, angles, demons, Satan, and Hell. Where did Dante get these concepts. Dante did not come up with these ideas on his own, but used familiar characters and places from outside sources such as the Aeneid and the Bible to create his epic poem....   [tags: Dante's Inferno Essays]

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Symbolism in "The Great Gatsby"

- Symbolism The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is bursting with symbols and motifs. Looking deeper into these symbols will uncover the abstract and intangible themes and messages portrayed throughout the novel. The green light at the end of Daisy’s dock as well as T.J Eckleburg’s eyes overlooking the Valley of Ashes and the discrepancy between not only the characters of East and West Egg but the social class and standard of living they abide by. By uncovering all of these symbols and exposing them in their true light, a better understanding of the messages F....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Albert Camus and The Absurd

- The Stranger, by Albert Camus, is the story of Meursault, a man who cares not for the future, nor the past. He lives without meaning, without rationality, without emotions. On one fateful day at the beach, Meursault shoots and kills an Arab, leading to a chain of events that causes his death. Throughout the judicial process, Albert Camus criticizes the society he lives in and the values it holds. The Stranger is the definitive work on Camus' own thoughts, and the basis of title as the Professor of the Absurd....   [tags: Albert Camus]

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Vigilantes: Cleaning Out The Wound

- Do you believe in vigilantism. Do you believe in criminals and outlaws being punished for their crimes in the name of justice. What if you knew someone who was so close to you, you would do whatever it took to find those responsible for the pain they caused and punish them in the name of justice. Would you walk down the path of a vigilante and help bring about an end to their tyranny. Vigilantism can be looked at as crime if you look at it in a negative way, or it can be looked at in a positive way....   [tags: Social Issues]

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The Keepers of the Streets

- Once the congregation was thoroughly convinced that this calling was indeed biblical and that God was sending us into the streets of Washington Park to fulfill His will, we were ready for the challenge and the opportunity. Our core self-understanding, our tradition and our ecclesiology had shifted into “high gear” for we now saw ourselves as “living beside” as opposed to being separated from. We were now ready to be the church in the world, (sacred in secular) so that in this process of ministering unto the world we might come to hear God’s voice more clearly....   [tags: Religion]

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Disgrace, by J. M. Coetzee

- This paper aims to investigate some aspects of postcolonialism, feminism, as well as symbolism, allegories and metaphors. For this purpose I have chosen the novel Disgrace (1999) by J.M Coetzee. The story takes place in Cape Town, in post-apartheid South Africa. David Lurie is a white man and works as a professor of English at a technical university. He is a ‘communication’ lecturer and he teaches ‘romantic literature’ too. Lurie is divorced two times already and one gets the impression that he is not really satisfied with his job....   [tags: Postcolonialism, Feminism, Black Rights]

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Sacrifice in War: Personal Narrative

- There are many families in American history that sent a beloved friend or family member to war and never knew what happened to them. They had no idea if their loved one is one of the many dead soldiers that came back to America. Many of those families who had to suffer did not know what happened to their fellow friend or family member. To honor all the unknown soldiers that gave the greatest sacrifice, their life, a tomb was built in their name. Their life was not the only sacrifice they gave up to protect this country; they also gave up their identities....   [tags: american history, the tomb of the unkwnown]

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Mindfulness Programs in Police Departments

- Mindfulness is a tool that can be used to improve any aspect of life. The field of law enforcement is very stressful. Within the field the people are surrounded by negativity nearly every day on and off the job. With traumatic events that occur at work being brought into their personal lives because a person simply cannot get the images or the idea of what happened out of their minds. This can lead to a negative side effect if not dealt with in the proper ways in order to safely and smartly get past the negatives of the job and only hold onto the positives that come with that line of work....   [tags: law enforcement field improvement]

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Factors Affecting Customer Loyalty Programs

- In 2012, Boonying Kongarchapatara & Randall Shannon in their paper, ‘Investigating the Effectiveness of a Loyalty Program Through the Relationships of Program Design, Implementation, and Customer Loyalty’ emphasize on the factors which affect the customer loyalty programmes through their design and implementation phases. The study focusses that a well-designed structure of the loyalty program helps in gaining a strong hold on customer loyalty and makes a positive impact on the minds of the customers....   [tags: relationships, management, marketing]

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The Great Buddha: Nadeem Aslam

- ... The fictional March 2001 in the text, features the attempted destruction of The Great Buddha’s head by Islamic extremists, whom upon seeing the statue bleeding gold from the newly inflicted bullet holes, take flight out of fear. (Aslam 43) The impossibility of such a phenomenon is not addressed in the novel and the reader is never informed wheatear or not it is true. The reasoning behind such a decision on the authors’ part is that this scene is based on the symbolic past and the impossibility of the present forgetting such historical epochs, such as Buddhist Afghanistan....   [tags: transatlantic writer, terrorism, marcus]

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Hong Kong

- Hong Kong It’s March of 1997, and a political cartoonist who goes by the pen name “Zunzi”, sketches in a cafe in Hong Kong. Many Americans take this right for granted. Zunzi, however, is thankful that his newspaper is among the few that have avoided self-censoring as the Chinese take-over approaches, bringing with it harsh censorship laws. He draws a picture of a smiling man outfitted in the lower half of a dog costume, preparing to put on it’s head. The man symbolizes wealthy businessmen in Hong Kong, and the costume symbolizes their willingness to obey Beijing by assuming positions of power, such as the Preparatory Committee and the Provisional Legislature....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Political Landscape of Hinundayan

- Even if I am here on the other side of the world, miles and miles away from home. Still, I cannot avoid myself to breeze and speak about the coming Local Government Election. Once again, we have the power to change the political landscape of Hinundayan. Our town has come to a crossroad, and we are here to witness as the door opens for us to exercise our rights to choose a person to whom we strongly believe and have complete confidence that he/she has true commitment to public service as the head of our Local Government....   [tags: Politics]

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The Stranger Cultural Analysis

- This Novel, by Albert Camus, traces a year in the life of a young clerk, Meursault, in the 1940s who works for a shipping company in Algiers. The first thing that happens to Meursault is that he gets a telegram that his mother has departed. He takes a bus to see her and they hold the vigil. He shows no expression of remorse or sadness. Once back in Algiers Meursault goes to the public beach for a swim. There, he runs into Marie Cardona, his former co-worker. They decide to go on a date and they see a comedy movie, which is ironic after his mother’s death, and they sleep together during the night....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Theme Development Through Symbolism

- Authors’ incorporation of symbolism in their writing not only helps convey ideas and concepts without stating them explicitly, but it also significantly contributes to the theme. Through the medium of a symbol, whose physical characteristics closely relate to those of its corresponding meaning, authors allow their work to reach much greater literary depths; symbolism gives the reader the opportunity to analyze the implicit and more significant meaning behind what is unequivocally written. To achieve the same effect, Nathaniel Hawthorne provides various examples of effective symbolism in his novel, The Scarlet Letter, especially in the form of the scaffold....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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Exegesis Paper: Matthew 26:36-46

- Introduction One of the greatest debates that continues to rage on amongst theologians, as well as others, is in regards to the balance between the humanity and the divinity of the person of Jesus Christ (also known as Christology). This debate can be especially challenging in the Scripture passage of Matthew 26:36-46 where the reader finds Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. Many of the ancient and medieval theologians worked to explain away apparent humanistic characteristics seen in this section of the text, while more modern theologians seem to be more open to embracing these characteristics....   [tags: Theology, Jesus, Gethsemane]

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Celebrating Nelson Mandela´s Life

- "I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.” "I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die,” declared the notable Nelson Mandela for his fight with justice, as he plead in the 1964 trial. The quote refers to the concept of race, equivalence and ideology....   [tags: liberty, justice, race, culture]

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