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  • Corrupted pursuits

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    “incorruptible dream”, had been polluted by materialism (Fitzgerald 154). Gatsby pursues wealth, even as a young boy, whether it is literal or symbolic. However, he fails these overambitious pursuits of wealth and dreams. His once-pure dream is corrupted by his materialism and at the end of the novel, he loses everything.

  • Corrupted Media in Egypt

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    ignorant, so the media succeeded enlarging the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, through the word of “God” as they claim. The media used the weapon of religion, they fought every protester by saying they are not good Muslims. The media sure was corrupted to serve such a group. Example number three, which is current time after the head of the Egyptian military made a major coup on the Muslim Brotherhood. So the military used the media just like everybody before. The military decided to shut down

  • Corrupted Grandma

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    A stereotype grandmother is one who can be described as selfless and sweet, with savory cooking that cannot compare to any other. In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” however, a very different image of a grandmother is presented. The grandmother considers herself to be a lady, and expects those around her to treat her as if she is one. She tries to be manipulative throughout “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, constantly trying to get the others to do things her way. Although

  • Corrupted Imperial Rome

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    was to promote corruption. Among the leaders of Rome, corruption was widespread. Augustus was one of many leaders that supported corruption. Julius Caesar was executed for supporting corruption. Coincidentally, Julius Caesar’s successors were more corrupted than he supposedly was. The reason why Julius was killed was because Julius Caesar was for not doing his actions in secrecy and deceit. After the assassination of Julius Caesar, there were civil wars occurring and there was a period of unrest. Mark

  • A Corrupted Nationalist Identity

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    make in the future (52).” In such regard to these theories, it is evident that the nationalism of a people is highly influenced by many factors of the people’s lifestyles. But what happens when the factors influencing a nation are distorted? Only a corrupted image of nationalism can arise from such causes. Sadly, such a thing exists in the Bahamas, and such is due to the historical, racial, and cultural factors that have been over the inhabitants of the nation for so many years. The history of the

  • Themes In 'The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg'

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    Themes in The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg In the Man that corrupted Hadleyburg, Mark Twain explores a number of themes that are synonymous with the average society of the 19th century. One of the most powerful theme in this short story is hypocrisy. As the narrator reveals in the first paragraph, Hadleyburg was known to be "the most honest and upright town in all the region around and about." In fact, its reputation of being incorruptible seemed to make other neighbouring towns jealous of such

  • The Corrupted American Dream in The Great Gatsby

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    is one of the few that achieves this American dream. But the story’s tragic ending shows that the American dream is corrupted and that it does not grant happiness, as stated in The American dream by LuElla Putnam, “American dream as being a destructive force rather than a beneficial one” (1). Throughout the novel, the belief of the American dream is specially emphasized as corrupted through social classes, ambition, and materialism. Social class in a society creates a division of power. The wealthy

  • Corrupted Morals and Degraded Dreams in The Great Gatsby

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    unintelligent man, goes on at a party about how he read in a book how "Civilization is going to pieces"(17) because "the white race will be--will be utterly submerged"(17) and then the other races will take control and change the status quo. They have been corrupted by the purposeless and ease their money has been provided. Like the new rich, most tend to drift from place to place--sometimes to escape their own established traditions and sometimes just as something to do--and thus lack a moral anchor and have

  • How Nice People Get Corrupted

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    How do nice people get corrupted? Throughout the path of life, everyone may come across this concept, experience or wonder this same question. Although every situation is unique, ordinary people, simply just doing their jobs can be a victim in a fraud or liaison in an egregious operation. In order to understand this social influence, the negative consequences starts from the analysis of what is the basis of conformity and obedience in the power of the situation. Conformity is defined as a change

  • The Corrupted Food on Our Tables

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    America has changed in the past decades becoming more innovative, efficient, and industrialized. Due to the changes in how our industries (Food; in this case) function, small family-owned farms have disappeared leaving large, industrialized production units that grow livestock in masses for the benefit of the Large Corporations such as Tyson Foods Inc. The legal definition of Animal Cruelty is…”Acts of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals” (Animal Cruelty). The red barn with white framing