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  • Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

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    Zimbabwean girls and women. Dangarembga drew inspiration for her title from the quote “the condition of the nation is a nervous one”, from Frantz Franon’s book Wretched of the Earth. The reader sees this idea of nervousness displayed within the female main characters of this novel. “ Its bad enough, when a country gets colonised but when the people do as well! That’s the end, really, that’s the end. (Nervous Conditions,150). This quote stated by Nyasha addresses how colonialism and imperialism are not just

  • Human Nature versus Human Condition

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    history of philosophy, there have been many fundamental disagreements on the matter of human nature versus human condition. When we contemplate human nature, consider the distinguishing characteristics of humans, including ways of thinking, feeling and acting, that humans tend to have naturally and independently of the influence of culture. However, when we contemplate the human condition, we consider what things encompass the unique features of being human including the meaning of life, the search

  • Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

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    In the novel Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga, the theme of female rebellion is displayed throughout the book and can be seen In the novel Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga, the theme of female rebellion is displayed throughout the book and can be seen by the characters Nyasha and Maiguru. The main cause of their rebellious act is their struggle with female oppression. The colonized education that Nyasha and Maiguru receive initiates the awareness that women are living in

  • Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

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    Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga “Quietly, unobtrusively and extremely fitfully, something in my mind began to assert itself, to question things, and to refuse to be brainwashed…” The main character, Tambudzai, in the novel Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga, is determined to get a white education without losing her native tongue and ways. However this proves to be more difficult that she would expect and seeds that are planted in her mind by the whites begin to take shape, and

  • The Human Condition: Message Lost in the Capitalist Machine

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    The Human Condition: Message Lost in the Capitalist Machine In The Human Condition, by Hannah Arendt, the fundamental qualities of human behavior are described and analyzed. These qualities are first described by discussing the different entities present in the lives of Athenian Greeks. This partition of human life into separate units is supposed to be applied to modern American society as well, however, the structure of today's social order differs from that of ancient Greek. These disparities

  • Racial Connotation In Nervous Conditions By Tsitsi Dangarembga

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    The excerpt from Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga on page 105 was chosen to further look at the racial disparities that occur within the novel. Using intense connotation, shifts in tone, and punctuation, Dangarembga addresses a multitude of issues. At its most basic, this paragraph highlights the main character’s brainwashing, draws on the hierarchy of skin color, and, more generally, opens up discussion on ethnic privilege. On a more personal note, this passage was chosen for highlighting

  • Transculturation in Our Sister Killyjoy and Nervous Conditions

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    Transculturation in Our Sister Killyjoy and Nervous Conditions Postcolonial insights include theories of Diaspora, cultural hybridity and transculturation. The latter, ‘transculturation’ is the term used to define ‘cultural change induced by introduction of elements of a foreign culture.’[1] The term ‘transculturation’ was first coined by Cuban anthropologist and sociologist Fernando Ortiz in 1947 to describe the phenomenon of merging and converging cultures. Transculturation covers war

  • America’s Mergence of Personal and Public Realms in Arendt’s The Human Condition

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    America’s Mergence of Personal and Public Realms in Arendt’s The Human Condition America is a superpower, irrefutably the most dominant nation in the world. Underlining this supremacy, however, is the fact that America's society is facing several problems. Among these problems is what Hannah Arendt calls the emergence of society through the mergence of both the personal and public realms. This major problem has spawned numerous other problems, so has been chosen as the underlying cause for the

  • MIMO Performance & Condition Number Under Given SNR in LTE Testing

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    purposes of this project, I will evaluate a journal from Agilent Technologies that describes how to quickly determine if a MIMO channel is capable of supporting spatial multiplexing when given a particular signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). The term “condition number” will also be introduced when dealing with recovery of MIMO transmission. Many wireless systems used today have improved data capacity using the multi-antenna system. However, not all MIMO wireless systems are suitable for spatial multiplexing

  • The Human Conditions of Growth to Maturity Depicted in the Film "Two Cars, One Night" and the Book" Where the Wild Things Are"

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    The film Two Cars, One night directed by Taika Waititi and the children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, explore two key concepts of the human condition, characterised by the growth from immaturity to maturity and its contribution to the developing of relationships. In Two Cars, One Night, the gap in-between the cars represent a battleground between two forts, with insults such as “Hey ugly, ugly girl” and “Hey dick, I mean boy” thrown to and fro yet