Authenticity Essays

  • The Authenticity of Hecate in Macbeth

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    The Authenticity of Hecate in Macbeth The authenticity issue of Macbeth's Hecate endures. Recent critics still argue about whether the scenes are Shakespearean, why they are or are not, and what the implications are one way or the other. Some critics cling to the authenticity of the Folio while others wave their copies of Middleton's "The Witch" in protest. The modern director and reader then will find no clear direction to read or not to read from textual scholarship. Instead, would-be travellers

  • Authenticity in Northanger Abbey

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    Northanger Abbey:  Authenticity In what is for Jane Austen an uncharacteristically direct intervention, the narrator of Northanger Abbey remarks near the end: "The anxiety, which in the state of their attachment must be the portion of Henry and Catherine, and of all who loved either, as to its final event, can hardly extend, I fear, to the bosom of my readers, who will see in the tell-tale compression of the pages before them, that we are all hastening together to perfect felicity." As far

  • Comparing Saint Augustine and Charles Taylor's Ideas of Authenticity

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    Comparing Saint Augustine and Charles Taylor's Ideas of Authenticity The notion of authenticity is one of self-fulfillment and Charles Taylor recognizes that there are dangers in accepting modernity’s drive toward self-realization. However, he is not willing to give up on this idea of “authenticity.” In The Ethics of Authenticity, Taylor lays out a system of thought and morals that connect our search for self-realization with our desire towards self-creation. He is attempting to keep a form of

  • The Pros and Cons of the Internet

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    dollars are traded daily. It is a place where you can pretty much buy and sell anything you can think of. But with the development of such a powerful tool there are always going to be problems such as pornography, hackers, dodgy chat rooms and authenticity of information. But like with any argument you have to weigh up the good with the bad, the internet provides you with a wealth of information so that you can find out much on many different products, allows businesses to function so much more efficiently

  • Clockwork Orange And The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction

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    assembly and production of commodities, concomitant with this transformation of production is the destruction of tradition and the mode of experience which depends upon that tradition. While the destruction of tradition means the destruction of authenticity, of the originally, in that it also collapses the distance between art and the masses it makes possible the liberation which capitalism both obscures and opposes. While commodity fetishism represents the alienation away from use-value and towards

  • Progression of the Kouroi

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    archeologists study the Kouros. Most of them believe that it is authentic for scientific t... ... middle of paper ... ...the work. (246) Therefore, as long as the replica has the same qualities and presents the same effect to any viewer, then authenticity does not really matter. The Getty Kouros, whether replicated or authenticated, helps to portray the kouros in the Archaic period in Greek art. And to me, the spirit of the art and the actual comprehension of the kouros is what is important.

  • The Vinland Map

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    potentially provide evidence that the Norse explorers were the first Europeans to visit America and map it. However, there is doubt surrounding the origins and age of the map. These issues have divided scientists into two groups devoted to proving the authenticity or lack thereof of the map. Recent research has used several chemical analyses which have examined specifically the paper and the ink present on the map. The most recent methods used to test the map have been carbon dating and Raman spectroscopy

  • Separation Or Assimilation?

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    own race, to maintain the authenticity of one's own culture, and finally to benefit the world populace. Through pride, the disdain of inferiorities along with self respect, one adopts an attitude of self- segregation. Boxill argues for pride as a means of preserving one's race, overemphasizing differences between individuals because of the color of their skin or cultural differences, is a great defense to assimilation. Understanding Dubois's concept of cultural authenticity is to delve into the mysteries

  • Gun Control

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    Gun Control in the United States News is all around us and is readily available to everyone. There are many flaws in the system that hurts the authenticity of the news when you see it. The media is indirectly part of the political system. Most news is either considered liberal or conservative by many. The media is often considered to be biased. The reason for this is because they do not act neutral on the things that they report on. They usually give their point of view and tend to warp the information

  • Cause and Effect Essay - Money Causes Unhappiness

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    Although it has been said that money is the root of all evil, many people actually believe that they would be happier if they were wealthier. Could this be correct? This essay will support the thesis that not only does the pursuit of wealth not lead to happiness; it may actually make us unhappy. Tim Kasser has written an excellent short book describing the scientific evidence relating to materialism and happiness. Kasser gives one striking quotation concerning Jim Clark, the founder of Netscape

  • Thomas King's All My Relations

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    Publishers", which gives the collection a status of national and cultural importance, while indicating how these writers are working in and through Canada's hegemonic culture. This would seem to go some way towards undermining the book's claims to authenticity, but for the fact that King's stated purpose is much more complex than that. In fact, his introduction specifically considers the concept of the authentic, and is wary of what is potentially a highly limiting notion. Thus, the selection includes

  • MD5 Checksum Utility

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    and spits out a fixed length code. The output is called the message digest or hash. One way hash functions are used to provide a "fingerprint" of a message or file. The hash fingerprint is supposed to be unique and because of this can prove the authenticity of the message. MD5 was developed by a professor named Ronald Rivest of the prestigious MIT. He created the algorithm to replace an earlier hash function which was MD4. The main job of this digest is to provide some sort of assurance that a

  • Hegemonic Masculinity In The Jay-Z / Nas Beef

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    response, Nas recorded “Ether”, and Jay-Z then countered with “Super Ugly”. Throughout each of these songs, Jay-Z and Nas both compliment themselves and insult each other. The lyrics of their songs show that physique, achievement, competition, authenticity, and heterosexuality are all masculine characteristics. Physical size and strength has always been a way of determining masculinity. Jay-Z plays on this concept several times in “Takeover” by saying that he and his label Roc-A-Fella Records (R

  • Chivalry

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    authentic medieval uses, which range from the early, deem boys on da horses, and so on. The behavior of the boys on the horses, to the late period was to idealize conduct of the knights. The game plays an important roll in the genoricity of its authenticity. But I feel that no one of this have to deal with the used of the word within the society. The romance that is involved in Chivalry is so powerful and cannot be denied. The society should be an enactment of medieval romance as much as a medieval

  • Country Music in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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    are drawn upon to demonstrate the way country music is used to authenticate white trash as rural, impoverished, simple-minded and sweet. The authenticity of white trash often depends on an authentic performance of country music; one that is dependent on staging a particularly commodifiable white trash image or ' look' . Does this mean the supposed authenticity of white trash is all performance? By locating the white trashness of country music within a broader historical and cultural context, this essay

  • Comedy and Tragedy in The Cherry Orchard

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    joy, regret, pity, and anger are all expressed among the interactions of several characters with rich and complicated personalities. The reader finds some parts of the characters appealing and some parts disgraceful. This complexity enhances the authenticity of the roles and in turn augments the reader's emotional involvement. The play centers on the life and estate of Lubov Ranevskya, a middle-aged woman of land-owning lineage. She is extremely emotional and allows her feelings to guide her decisions

  • The Roles of Polonius in The Tragedy of Hamlet

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    and Laertes. In his lecture to his daughter, he claims experience in the matters of love: "I do know / when the blood burns how prodigal the soul / Lends the tongue vows" (I.iii.115-17). This experience lends credit to Polonius' discount of the authenticity of Hamlet's intentions. It also adds credibility to his opinion of Ophelia as susceptible to fraudulent affections. It then seems quite appropriate as parental advice to say to her: "Set your entreatments at a higher rate / Than a command to parley"

  • knowledge and evidence

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    closer examination, I realized, it is the evidence’s degree of relevance and authenticity that establishes its value and strength. Relevance, I believe, is the relationship which the evidence has with the theory that it is trying to uphold. As two things with strong connections tend to support each other, evidence with close relationship to the hypothesis, is also able to support the truth within that assumption. Authenticity, on the other hand, is the creditability of evidence. Only when the evidence

  • Voice in Things Fall Apart and Anthills of the Savannah

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    'powerless' in a particular context. It is rather on finding a variety of cases of 'powerless' groups of women to prove the general point that women as a group are powerless" (200). Furthermore, Mohanty suggests that there exists a "claim to authenticity," a claim, in her view, too often ignored by Western feminists--the idea that "only a black can speak for a black; only a postcolonial subcontinental feminist can adequately represent the lived experience of that culture" (201). Mohanty's arguments

  • Authenticity In The Tourist

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    Authenticity: To Be Determined Dean MacCannell explores the concept of “authenticity,” a quality of genuineness that many people spend time searching for. Throughout the chapter “Staged Authenticity” of The Tourist, there are points that explore this common desire for wholesome experience in new places. In the societal structure of today, however, it is becoming more and more difficult to find authenticity, as we get further and further “mystified” looking for a true and sincere reality. MacCannell