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  • A Pentadic Analysis of Two Pleas for Christian Unity

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    This essay proposes to examine two pleas for Christian unity using the rhetorical theory of Kenneth Burke. According to Em Griffin, "Kenneth Burke was the foremost rhetorician of the twentieth century. Burke wrote about rhetoric; other rhetoricians write about Burke" (319). Burke's theory seems especially relevant to the study of pleas for unity because of his focus on identification. For Burke, rhetoric is identification. "You persuade a man only insofar as you can talk his language by speech

  • The Whigs' Lack of Political Success in the Period 1783-1815

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    The Whigs' Lack of Political Success in the Period 1783-1815 There are a number if contributing factors, both long and short term that led to the downfall of the Whig party in the years 1783-1815. Firstly, the Whig party itself had alienated themselves from the King, George III. Unlike Pitt, whose success derived directly from the Kings favour, the Whigs had continued to express their views against royal patronage. The Whigs believed the power of the monarch should be reduced and made

  • Edmund Burke And The Brench Revolution Essay

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    Edmund Burke was an English Whig/moderate liberal who supported the American Revolution in the 1770’s but didn’t support the French Revolution in the 1790’s while it was still at its most moderate phrase. Edmund Burke reacted strongly against the French Revolution because he thought it was too radical and that the natural rights of man could be very dangerous to a society. I find Burke’s critique on the French Revolution to be valid in many areas, history has shown us how hard it is to completely

  • "Give Me Seven Years"

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    Thomas Paine returned to Europe from his time in America as a revolutionist. He had changed the minds of thousands of Americans in the way they thought about their revolution. Many of them did not know what they were fighting for. Paine put true hatred for the king of England in the minds of Americans and gave them new meaning to the war they were fighting, both on the home front and on the battleground. Paine saw it all when he was in America. His character in Howard Fast’s Citizen Tom Paine, explains

  • Class Interview with Director Adam Burke

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    Director Adam Burke was born and raised from Green Bay, Wisconsin. He went on to get his Bachelors of Fine Art from the University and Arizona and his Masters of Fine Arts from Northwestern University in Theater Directing. Adam was the founding artistic director at Chicago Theatre for Young Audiences. In addition, he received a national Theatre Communications Group New Generations Fellowship; with this fellowship he spent two more years as an artistic associate at a local professional theater—Childsplay

  • Leff’s “Burn Your Maps”: Dripping With Realistic Human Characteristics

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    Literary theorist, Kenneth Burke, defined dramatistic explaination by the prescence of five key elements. This list of elements, now popularly known as Burke’s Pentad, can be used to asses human behavior as well as dicipher literary themes and motives. The five elements; agent, purpose, scene, act, and agency, have been found highly useful by performance study practitioners in translating texts into aesthetics. When systematically applying Burke’s Pentad to “Burn Your Maps,” a short story by Robyn

  • Thomas Paine and Mary Wollstonecraft

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    what he felt was the necessity for American independence and later had an input into the Constitution of the United States of America. There were a number of gifted male writers during this timeframe who wrote about the same issues, including Edmund Burke, so even though he was a revolutionary writer, he was not unique. Mary Wollstonecraft was as revolutionary in her writings as Thomas Paine. They were both very effective writers and conveyed the messages of their ideas quite well even though both

  • Rights of Man

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    given to the citizens. The rights of man have been at many different standards throughout time. Often being very one sided, and at times striving for a median between the two sides. In Edmund Burke's essay Reflections on the Revolution in France Burke states that a king is in one sense a servant but in everyday situations they are above every individual. All persons under him owe him a legal agreement to serve his hopes. This essay will demonstrate why Thomas Paine's essay The Rights of Man is

  • PFC Robert C. Burke-USMC

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    PFC Robert Charles Burke on 7 November 1949 in Monticello, Illinois and enlisted in the Marine Corps from Chicago, Illinois. The Marine died on 17 May 1968 in the Southern Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam (South). He received the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. PFC Burke was serving as a machine gunner with Company I, 3d Battalion, 27th Marines (3/27), 1st Marine Division (REIN),

  • A Comparison Of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke And Marx

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    On Minority Rights A Comparison of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke and Marx Minority right was not well discussed in the early liberalism works. However, it becomes more important when more states had a mix of people of different identities. This paper will first investigate how Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau’s goal to unify people harms the minority. Then, it will compare Burke’s conservatism with their liberalism, and show how Burke’s theory, by embracing the traditions, leaves room for the minority