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    The Court as a Framework for Civilized Society in The Tempest In The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, the court is portrayed not as a place or as a group of people, but as a structure binding society together. Emphasis is placed on the court as structure by the use of the two metaphors of shape, the sphere and the circle, which combine to give the impression of the court not only as a structure with a clearly defined shape, but also as a system of hierarchical control. The first of these

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    Capital Punishment has no Place in Civilized Society Since our nation's founding, the government -- colonial, federal and state -- has punished murder and, until recent years, rape with the ultimate sanction: death.  More than 13,000 people have been legally executed since colonial times, most of them in the early 20th Century.  By the 1930s, as many as 150 people were executed each year.  However, public outrage and legal challenges caused the practice to wane.  By 1967, capital punishment

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    Satire of The Grangerfords and Pap In Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Grangerfords and Pap are two of the characters who are used by Twain to condemn civilized society. Twain employs satire to express his belief that “civilized” society is neither moral, ethical, nor civilized.  Exaggeration, stereotyping, and irony are used throughout the story to satirize and to expose the Grangerfords as the typical southern aristocrats and pap as the typical drunken “white trash

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    contrasts the characters of Kurtz and Marlow.  “Reality,” as it is used here, is defined as “that which is civilized.” Conrad emphasizes the idea of what is real versus what is “dark,” what is civilized versus what is primitive, what colonizes versus what is colonized, repeatedly throughout Heart of Darkness.  As stated above, “real,” in this case, contains all the implications of a civilized society:  clothing which covers a person’s sexual organs, restraint from gluttony, a constant reliance on clocks

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    the form of evolution and survival of the fittest brought an uneasy feeling as to man's place within the hierarchy of the universe.  Darwin's theory that mankind was evolved from apes and not created by a divine being shocked civilized society.  The comparisons between civilized and uncivilized behavior linked through evolution is a predominant theme throughout Victorian literature. Through the writings of this era, we can see the preoccupation with the cultural conflict between evolution and

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    symbolize all of civilization. When Joseph Conrad wrote Heart of Darkness, he intended the theme to be universal, applicable to all of society, not just to uncivilized Africa. This ubiquitousness of the theme is apparent when Marlow describes London as “one of the dark places of the earth”(67). Conrad applies the idea of darkness to a supposed civilized society, demonstrating that darkness occurs everywhere throughout the world, not just in uncivilized places such as Africa. To make the theme even

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    Mark Twain uses his novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, to explore and satirize many problems facing American society; as religion, civilization, and mob mentality: to prove a point and to try to change the reader’s opinion about the subject. Twain attacks religion when Huck decides prays and decides that it is just a waste of time. He mocks the gullibility of “civilized people” when the Dauphin easily deceives the religious crowd. Lastly, he derides the hypocrisy of mobs when the mob attacks

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    rest of society. Consequently, the angel draws attention to civilized society's reaction, ergo the community's reaction within the story when it confronts him. Using the angel as a symbol, Marquez shows how ignorance reveals the vulnerability of human nature often leading to uncivilized behaviour. At the very outset, civilized society is shown to be unenlightened and uncharitable towards the unfamiliar. Instead of offering a helping hand, Pelayo, a representative of the civilized society, runs away

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    He learns to fight and/or steal his food, if he didn't , he would have starved to death. That is why Buck is portrayed as one who achieves full potential. Mercedes portrays the absolute opposite to Buck. She represents all that is weak in a civilized society. She cannot live without her precious belongings like her clothes. A suitcase of clothes would have been suitable for the trip, but she cannot part with her clothes, so she brings almost all of them. She doesn't know how to walk. When Charles

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    Europe And The New World

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    French, Spanish, English and Portuguese have always believed in their own superiority. This confidence gave them the strength to displace the natives and also the justification for doing so. The civilized world seemed to grow, and change with new directions being mastered all the time, the ‘non civilized’ world seemed to stand still in a era recognized by Europeans as unprogressive and primitive. The Europeans viewed the Native Americans with mixed opinion, in many ways they despised their ignorance

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