Clan Essays

  • The Clans of Scotland

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    more in depth, and so I began to research the land of the Scots. I soon found that the Grahams come from around Lake Mentieth in Scotland. Officially known as Clann Greumach, the Grahams were a clan with lands in the highlands and the lowlands. This finding encouraged me to study into the dozens of other clans...

  • The Origin of the Millar Clan

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    Introduction: Everyone’s surname has a history behind it, some surnames have been around since the very beginning of Christ and some have been moulded and reformed over the centuries. The Millar Clan has had quite a journey from Scotland all the way down to Southern Africa, to me. Some say it was originally another surname and some say that it was all made up, but I have researched the true and factual origin and formation of the Millar surname. Which I will give a brief over view to how it came

  • Clans In Somalia Essay

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    development within the state. Clans: The first issue it list is the prevalence of clan allegiance over allegiance to the government. Many authors state that because there is no national government that can command the allegiance of its citizens, the people of Somalia have looked to clans as a form of government. The history

  • Analysis of Terry Tempest Williams' Short Story, The Clan of One-Breasted Women

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    commonly used today (Faigley 5).. The rhetorical triangle consists of three key structural terms that must be evident in a story to enable the reader to comprehend and trust the writer. The three tactics of persuasions became ethos, pathos and logos. The Clan of One-Breasted Women, by Terry Tempest Williams describes the tale of a young girl's family being affected by breast cancer and how it has greatly impacted her lifestyle. When taking a closer look at the structural content of the story, one can notice

  • The Wu-Tang Clan

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    The Wu-Tang Clan were a group of nine members which included cousins and forefathers Robert Diggs (RZA) and Gary Grice (GZA), and close friends Dennis Cole (Ghostface Killah), Clifford Smith (Method Man), Russell Jones (Ol’ Dirty Bastard), Corey Woods (Raekwon), Lamont Hawkins (U-God), Jason Hunter (Inspectah Deck), and Jamal Turner (Masta Killah). They were rooted in the housing projects of Staten Island, New York, or better referred to as Shaolin in Wu lore, during the time that break dancing and

  • The Clan Of The Cave Bear Summary

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    The Clan of the Cave Bear The Earth’s Children series is a series of books written by Jean Auel, set in Europe somewhere between thirty and twenty-five thousand years ago. The Clan of the Cave Bears is the first book in the series. During this time in history there were two different species of human beings living in the area. There were Cro-Magnons, which were similar to today’s humans, but there were also Neanderthals. Neanderthals were a thicker and stockier species better suited for colder climates

  • Group Interaction in The Wu Tang Clan

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    Group Interaction in The Wu Tang Clan The Wu Tang clan is a nine-member hip-hop group that formed in 1992. Since 1992 the group has gone on to find success as a group and as solo artist. The Wu Tang Clan is easily one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time. The group has taken aspects from every area such as kung fu to religion and blended them into a unique brand of music that is many times imitated but never duplicated. What makes the group able to blend such a wide varity of

  • Clans of Somalia

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    an ever changing culture Somalis have come to rely on the supporting bond of clanship (CBC Archives, n.d). Separate federations of clans struggling for power and control are the main ingredient for instability and conflict within Somalia. The Somali clans continued fighting has dragged their country already struggling from famine and disease, to undue bloodshed. Clans that were created to offer a sense of social security and belonging for its millions of members are killing their own country. Since

  • The Zulu Clan

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    The Zulu Clan In the 1820's, during a period of social unrest and warfare, the Zulu clan, a Bantu people, rose to political prominence under the great King Shaka in present-day South Africa. This period is called mfecane, or "crushing" because it was characterized by Shaka's tyrannous reign during which he conquered neighboring peoples and established a kingdom for the Zulu people on South Africa's eastern coast. The word "zulu" was used in 1824 to refer to " a war-like race of South African

  • samurai ethic in modern japan

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    to politics. But the old samurai, Yamamoto, believed that the samurai, as a class, had become effeminate and weak. Yamamoto's basic premise was that the samurai could not serve two masters, religion and the clan, and by doing so had become less effective. The service of the lord and the clan should come first, and once this was done, one could then amuse oneself with the studies of the humanities. In writing the Hagakure, Yamamoto hoped that someday the Samurai would return to the purity of its

  • The Hopi And The Tlingit

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    religious ceremonies, and sheepherding, the women have the authority to own houses, farmlands, and cisterns. Their society is matrilineal; Hopi households revolve around the women of the family. As a result of this, children are always part of the mother’s clan (Nanda & Warms, 2012: 111, 170). Religious ceremonies, sorcery, and myths are all prevalent in traditional Hopi culture. These ceremonies are believed to produce rainfall, promote fertility, bring luck in hunting and warfare, or assist the sun in moving

  • The Levirate Law in the Biblical Story of Tamar

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    husband’s family and evade the shame of returning home. The WBC explains her predicament precisely, “Even more anomalous is the young childless widow who has no hope of becoming a fruitful member of her husband’s clan once the husband is dead. Indeed, she has altogether lost her tie with that clan. Yet she, like the barren wife, no longer belongs in her father’s household.” So even though the law of the levirate was superficially misogynistic, it benefited women almost, if not more than men (WBC 25). After

  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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    Question: In essay form, explain what this paragraph reveals about Okonkwo. Work specifically with the language proceeding through in an organized fashion. Structure of section •     Achievement o     What he wanted out of life o     Becoming a clan leader      Fear – didn’t want to be weak      Shame of childhood      Affirmation of his masculinity      Harsh self judgment •     Loss (fish) o •     Loss (chi) In the paragraph on page 94 near the bottom, Achebe reveals the desperation

  • Okonkwo Research Paper

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    Okonkwo was held in high esteem within his clan of Umuofia. He was a self-made man and created his riches without the help from anyone else. His estate included his personal hut, huts for his three wives and children, shrine room, storage for yams and kola nuts, and shelter for his wives chickens and his goats. This estate was then enclosed by a large earthen wall. In addition to the physical riches he held, yams, kola nuts, and livestock, he also had attained two out of the four tribal titles

  • College Essay

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    mid-twenties are living on their own, sometimes in different cities, earning their own income, and making decisions independent of both their parents and clans. However, in a community where marriage defines the moment an individual becomes an adult, these successes still have not allowed them to be treated or perceived as adults by the family and clan. Furthermore, in a culture where a woman’s role continues to be defined by the dominant male in her life – either her father or her husband – the independence

  • Theme Elements in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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    the Supreme Being, unique for each individual. It determines much of a person's success and character. "When a man says yes his chi says yes also" (19). But at the same time a man does not challenge his chi. "The evil you have done can ruin the whole clan. The earth goddess whom you have insulted may refuse to give us her increase, and we shall all perish" (22). Ezeani said this to okonkwo in response to his challenge against his chi, by beating his wife during the week of peace. Okonkwo BECAME THE

  • The Hopi Indians

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    for the Hopi Indians. The Hopi have a deeply religious, isolated, tribal culture with a unique history. The Hopi stress group cooperation. The tribe is organized around a clan system. In a clan system, all the members consider themselves relatives. The clans form a social glue that has held the Hopi villages together. Clan membership provides a singular Hopi identity. The Hopi have a highly developed belief system which contains many gods and spirits. Ceremonies, rituals, dances, songs, and prayers

  • Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart - The Clan's Beliefs and Christian Beliefs

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    are many differences between the Clan's beliefs and Christian's beliefs. This is illustrated on pages 126-129, in the mention of `the one true god.' Both the tribe and the Missionaries have different perceptions on who this one true god is. The clan has trouble understanding the Christian beliefs as they have lived a tribal existence for so long. They have only ever been aware of their own culture, which makes it hard for them to adjust to the ways of the Christians. On arrival, the missionaries

  • Cleisthenes Essay

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    Unlike Solon, Cleisthenes did not receive any clear directions on reform. His achievements were made through the assembly, the government body made up of all the citizens with the responsibility of passing laws. As the head of a rich and aristocratic clan, his main motives may have been to acquire political power for himself and his noble followers as well as a military purpose and democracy. Cleisthenes' methods allied him firmly with the ordinary citizen and took Attica a long step further on the

  • Easter Island

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    forbears. Each September, flocks of sooty terns come to nest on tiny islets about a mile off the shore. Since ancient times, there have been ceremonies to celebrate the birds’ arrival and to choose the birdman. The birdman competition is where each clan selected a representative to swim to the islets where the birds nested. They are to find and egg and swim back the first one back with an unbroken egg becomes the birdman. Another competition is during Tapati Rapa Nui - Rapa Nui is where guys race