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    still used today. The experimentation encouraged by the Enlightenment affected the lives of ordinary Americans most dramatically through advances in medicine specifically, the control of smallpox. The Reverend Cotton Mather, the prominent Puritan cleric, learned from his African born slave about the benefits of inoculation (deliberately infecting a person with a mild case of a disease) as a protects against smallpox. When Boston in 1720-1721 suffered a major small pox epidemic, Mather urged the

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    Tale of Genji are duhkha, Buddhist clerics, and cremation rituals. The concepts of Shinto are the ideas about kami and spirits. The first concept of Buddhism that is shown in The Tale of Genji is duhkha. When Genji’s wife Aoi was giving birth to their son, Aoi was suffering and was near death. According to Murasaki Shikibu, “She was very weak even now, as her few answers showed. Still, the memory of thinking her well and truly lost

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    irony of the characters conceals Chaucer’s role while it entertains the audience. Overall, Chaucer actually writes about himself within at least three different character descriptions in the Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath Tale’s knight, the Oxford Cleric, and Franklin. The foundation of the Wife of Bath’s tale about the knight is based on Chaucer’s lust and rape case. The Wife of Bath creates a story about a knight that raped an innocent peasant girl in a field. Similarity, Chaucer was known for

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    Islam

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    there he could remake Iran and direct the "Islamic Revolution"' - Molavi's first observation is that `Khomeini [is] more populist politician than quietist cleric' . This view appears to be illustrated with a number of similar points. Firstly, Molavi presents the clerical opinion of Khomeini's system of government through reformist Muslim cleric Mohsen Kadivar, who `describes Islam's submission as directed at God alone... [and] criticizes clerical rule' . Molavi then informs the reader that Kadiver

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    The Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism in Iran

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    Over the course of the last century, the Islamic Republic of Iran (formerly known as Persia) has seen colonialism, the end of a dynasty, the installation of a government by a foreign power, and just over three decades ago, the popular uprising and a cleric-led revolution. These events preceded what could be considered the world’s first Islamic state, as politics and fundamentalist religion are inextricably linked in contemporary Iran. Looking at Iran from the mid 1940’s until the present day, one

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    The Prologue of the Canterbury Tales was written in Middle English (closely related to Modern-Day English but derived from the Middle Ages). The Canterbury Tales is a collection of over 20 stories by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century. The stories were designed for pilgrims to relay on the long pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury Cathedral at the shrine of the late Saint Thomas Becket. Chaucer tells us about a group of guild members that he sees on the way to Canterbury in the Prologue of the

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    people’s desire for immediate reward leads them to sin because the idea of an immediate reward outweighs that of a reward promised by the Church for the afterlife. In The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, the Pardoner, the Summoner, the Oxford Cleric, and the Friar seek immediate reward in cheating unsuspecting victims, in doing as little of what displeases them as possible, and in seeking extravagant possessions and pleasures. Characters in The Canterbury Tales see opportunities for riches,

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    character’s personality allows the reader to determine whether a character is convincing or questionable. Based on Chaucer’s analysis of each character, the most ideal characters in, The Canterbury Tales are the Knight from the ruling class, the Oxford Cleric from the middle class, and the Plowman from the peasant class; however, each social group also has a character who falls short of the ideal as established by the model character in each group for example, the squire in the ruling class, the Doctor

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    that will present a certain moral. While reading this text three individuals easily stand out in a way separate from the others, they are those who do not seek the worldly things this their life could offer them, they are the Prioress, the Oxford Cleric, and the Parson. Each of these characters see themselves as being able to offer more to the world and they understand that there are more important things in this life then personal gain, they represent kindness, knowledge, and religion and live their

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    Philip The Fair Essay

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    certain expenses. Conflict arose from 1294 – 1303 between Pope Boniface VIII and King Philip IV, known as Philip the Fair. King Philip’s IV desire to tax the Church to finance his wars was problematic for the papacy of Pope Boniface VIII, and other clerics. King Philip IV of France believed that everyone in France should be taxed equally in order to pay for his war with England. He thought in order to tax the people equally he needed to include taxing the clergy and their individual realms. However

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