Descent Essays

  • The Descent into a Digital Culture

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    The Descent into a Digital Culture In this century our culture is changing rapidly. Just in the last 30 years alone our scientific understanding, technological achievements, and fragmentation of values has transformed faster than in the previous 100 years alone. With our express style culture change, one has to wonder what will be said about our culture another hundred years in the future. What is the one thing that has defined us as who we are? A section on our slow ascent into socialism may be

  • Interpreting The Descent of Odin

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    Interpreting The Descent of Odin There are several different ways to interpret a poem. Each word can either be a metaphor for something else or the words can mean exactly what they say. Either way there can really never be a completely wrong interpretation of a certain poem because everyone is going to see things in their own way. For example, an object or a phrase could have a double meaning. A conversation that seems somewhat insignificant could be very important to the meaning and the tone of

  • The First Descent of the Grand Canyon

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    John Wesley Powell was one of the foremost explorers in American history, and his first descent down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is one of America’s greatest adventure stories. Although he is not as well known as other explorers, his travels and his contributions to American history are significant because they represent a spirit of discovery motivated not by self-glory or the acquisition of gold or land, but by a curiosity about and appreciation for both the natural world and the

  • macbeths descent into evil

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    Macbeth faces decisions that affect his morals. He begins as an innocent soul, dedicated to serve his kingdom and its king, Duncan. As time passes and opportunities present themselves combined with the deception of the evil witches, Macbeth begins his descent into madness. Macbeth’s innocence and loyalty are completely corrupted due to his over confidence, guilty conscience, and the inevitability of human nature. Macbeth looses sight of what is morally right to do in life because his logical choices are

  • Formalistic and Dialogic Analysis of The Descent of Odin

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    Formalistic and Dialogic Analysis of The Descent of Odin Poems are more that words on a piece of paper, it is a grand "play" with different "characters" strewn onto the pages. "The Descent of Odin" is a poem with a story with a rich vein of conversation embedded into it. By using the formalistic and dialogic method, I plan on showing you these jewels that I found while reading this poem. The first voice that is found in the poem is the voice of the Narrator. When using the Dialogical Method

  • A Feminist Look at The Descent of Odin

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    A Feminist Look at The Descent of Odin It is obvious that there are many differences between men and women.  Throughout history women have been taught to dress, act, and speak differently than men.  These differences are so common that they can sometimes be overlooked in everyday life and in reading.  By taking a closer look at poems and stories one can begin to see how frequently gender differences occur.  Thomas Gray’s “The Decent of Odin,” read from a Feminist point of view can reveal many

  • The Descent of Dick Diver in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night Essays

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    The Descent of Dick Diver in Tender is the Night Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicles Dick Diver's long descent (or "dying fall," [Letters 310]) to ruin at the hands of women. Diver, the novel's protagonist and antagonist, seeks to overthrow feminine power. Dick needs to control the women in his life. To him, women want to be dependent; they are weak, lost souls who need the guidance only a man can give. In turn, women are parasites who feed on him and ultimately destroy

  • Africana Womanism: An Historical, Global Prespective for Women of African Descent

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    “Africana Womanism: An Historical, Global Prespective for Women of African Descent” “Africana Womanism: An Historical, Global Perspective for Women of African Descent” is an essay based on Africana Womanism and how it compares to white feminism. The essay was written by Clenora Hudson-Weems, an African American writer and literary critic. She was born in Oxford, Mississippi and she was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. I will compare Africana Womanism and Feminism and discuss the definition of the

  • Blood Power: Mimetic Rivalry and Patrilineal Descent of Sacrificial Ritual

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    Blood Power: Mimetic Rivalry and Patrilineal Descent of Sacrificial Ritual PERFORMANCE NOTES This piece includes three movements. Each movement depicts a mythic or ritual relationship between women’s blood and sacrifice. I have adapted each of these myths/rituals in some of my own words to create a narrative. In the first story, the sacrifice is not explicit, but has become a part of the ritual that reenacts the myth. The bloodletting that comprises the ritual reenactment does not result

  • Exploring the Ways in Which Shakespeare Presents Leontes and His Descents into Jealousy

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    Exploring the Ways in Which Shakespeare Presents Leontes and His Descents into Jealousy Camillo and Archidamus, two loyal and committed courtiers, introduce the character of Leontes to us in the opening scene. . He is presented as a loving father to his son Mamillius, a gracious host and most of all a kind and dedicated friend to Polixenes. “There rooted betwixt them then such an affection that cannot choose but branch now”, Camillo says to emphasize the very strong foundation of their

  • Use of Symbols to Portray the Descent from Civilization to Savagery in Golding's Lord of the Flies

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    Golding tells about the evil and sadistic things that can be expressed throughout humanity in his novel, Lord of the Flies. Lord of the flies is a translation of a Hebrew name for Satan, Beelzebub. In the novel, William Golding portrays the boys’ descent from civilization to savagery through the following symbols: the conch shell, Piggy’s glasses, and the Lord of the Flies. The conch shell represents democracy, power and stability. When Ralph first discovers the conch shell, Piggy proposes to Ralph

  • King Lear Essay Lear?s descent into madness and his subsequent recognition of his faults

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    In the play King Lear, Madness occupies a central place and is associated with both disorder and insanity. Madness intertwines itself within the thoughts of suicide of many characters that undergo hardships. It is deep within all the characters and is shown in many ways. In Lear’s mind, madness reflects the chaos that has descended upon his kingdom. He is affected by the wheel of fortune as he is stripped of his royalty, to become nothing more than a mad commoner. Lear then learns humility as he

  • Sappho And St. Teresa De Avila

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    not object to the men’s decisions. The world today has changed its face. No longer are women quiet. Sappho and her work is a good example in our readings to represent today’s day and time. Her poems seem contemporary, very modern. The Descent of Inanna ,on the other hand, is a prime example of works we’ve read that represent the past much more. I strongly believe that each generation is a product of the previous generation, and during the Ancient World, women were not expected to

  • Kinship As A Mechanism For Social Integrating

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    as an important means for social integrating in a given society. But is it a fair generalization to say that kinship always functions as a mechanism for social integration? Kinship refers to the relationships established through marriage or descent groups that has been proven in some societies to lead to social integrating, or the process of interaction with other individuals. When researching the case studies we have explored, I found that two main events that utilized kinship for social

  • Parachutes Investigation

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    the rate of descent of a parachute. There are many different factors that can be taken into consideration and varied to see what has the best effects on the rate of descent. The options where: a) The size of the canopy, b) The weight pulling on the parachute, c) The length of the chords, d) The shape of the canopy Also the forces acting on the parachute had to be taken into consideration and appreciated for how they could be influenced or used to aid the rate of descent. The forces

  • Is the Black Family Only A Myth?

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    associated with the black family. Although these identifications are different, they all reflect one negative connotation. The connotation is that of families of African descent being "problem ridden" and "dysfunctional." Despite the fact that many families are dysfunctional, the question is: "Why are families of African descent frequently labeled as such ?" The state of black Americans and their families has been at the center of debate for decades. Biased and inaccurate reports such as the infamous

  • Persuasive Essay On The Walking Dead

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    Another reason why human would start to eat another human could be closure. For example, if you get stuck in a place with no way out for five years with no food but there are hundred other humans with you, at some point one will go insane and start talking about eating one and another and it would eventually happen. In horror movies they take it to the imaginary world of what it could be like if a certain scenario was to happen. Horror movies that have cannibalism in it want to bring on the fear

  • Prejudice and Racism at Our School

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    just because they are or aren’t Hispanic. To get a broader view on racism at WCCHS and why it occurs, I interviewed Karen Miller, a freshman of Polish and German descent; Gabe Antonio, a freshman of Mexican descent who knows both English and Spanish; and Mr. Sayner, a World Geography/Global Studies teacher of western European descent. Karen, Gabe, and Mr. Sayner all agreed on their definitions of racism. Gabe said that racism means “people saying bad stuff about other races and cultures,” Karen

  • Cleopatra

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    She was the only Eqyptian Queen who could actually speak Egyptian (History). The Ptolemy family had ruled Egypt since 305 B.C. After the death of Alexander the Great, Ptolemy I declared himself King of Egypt. The Ptolemy family was of Macedonian descent, part Greek and part Iranian. Cleopatra’s father Ptolemy XII, full name was Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos Auletes (which means flute-player in Greek), he began ruling in 80 B.C. and continued to rule until his death in 51 B.C. (Nardo). Cleopatra’s mother

  • A Dolls House: Nora

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     This play takes up the subject of strong women and weak men within the plot. A prominent theme within this drama is the deterioration of the male, who is aware of his role as a "father figure". This decomposition is observed by the female protagonist (Nora). It is this descent that the role of the father figure is shaped, while creating the catalyst for the catharsis or change in Nora.       When the female protagonist challenges patriarchal authority, she does so by undermining in one form or another both the dominant male and his family name