Distinctive Features Essays

  • Themes Of Female Space In Machiavelli's Mandragola

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    this time where written for courts and the performances at such. That is another unique factor that contributes to the distinctiveness of the comedies written during the Italian renaissance. In particular the urban setting allows for an important feature of all three comedies: The deliberate distinction between male and female spaces. In contrast to the countryside, which is openly associated with a more rural lifestyle and often even female activity around the house, the city allows to clearly distinct

  • Killer Whales - The Orcas

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    expectancy of orcas is 45-50 years of age. The orca has some distinctive features. The do... ... middle of paper ... ...own to circle its dead for hours until dying itself. It puts its own life on the line when the others in its group is in trouble. The diverse diet also makes it an interesting marine mammal to know about because different types of marine life have a food staple consisting of two or three species. The orcas distinctive white spot above the eye make for good diversion and the

  • Self-Worth and Moral Knowledge

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    self-worth, a virtue found in a wide range of moral traditions that suppose a person would have an appropriate sense of self-worth in the face of tendencies both to overestimate and underestimate the value of one’s self. I begin by noting some distinctive features of this argument that distinguish it from more common arguments for moral skepticism. This is followed by an elucidation of the virtue of self-worth. I then consider some connections between self-worth and moral knowledge and, more briefly

  • Buffalo

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    with many of the ecosystem's species. Deep scars mar the landscape where the soil has been swept way by water runoff. The life of the rancher and farmer is vanishing. The body of the bison is huge. They are also tall animals and have two distinctive features, one being the shoulder hump and the other being their huge head. They are brown, their color varying slightly from the front and back of the animal. Their horns are black and curve upward and inward ending in a sharp tip. Their legs are short

  • Fire Crackers

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    These are the typical sounds one would hear passing by a Chinatown around February of every year. Indeed, these are the sounds of firecrackers, which are distinctive features Chinese people use to welcome a new beginning on Chinese New Year. However, can anyone imagine how many people have died or have been injured by these explosive features? According to a report, a firecracker storage area in China caught fire which caused the death of forty-seven people. An event of happy celebration unfortunately

  • Women and Interfaith Dialogue

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    these generalizations are not made to stereotype all men as exclusively intellectual and dogmatic and all women as experiential and instinctive. This is not an attempt to idealize women and the dialogue among them; it is only to emphasize the distinctive features that characterize dialogue among women, and introduce some of the conflicts and obstacles that arise. The first unique characteristic of dialogue is the ability of a group of women from all different religious traditions to bond. Women develop

  • Aristotle's Poetics: Complexity and Pleasure in Tragedy

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    change of fortune. The complex plot, says Aristotle, is accompanied by two other features, namely; peripeteia or reversal, and anagnorisis, or recognition. It is this which Aristotle feels is the best kind of tragic plot, in that it provides the best possibility of delivering tragic pleasure. Before we look at the distinctive features of the complex plot, it would perhaps be instructive to examine those features which it shares with the simple plot. The unity of structure recommended by Aristotle

  • My Invisible Gay Culture

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    Unlike an African American because of their skin color, or an Asian because of their distinctive features, or even an Australian because of their accent, my culture is invisible. When I walk into a room my culture is not, from my appearance, apparent to others. The dialect of my culture is not orally distinctive. For the majority of my life, thus far, my own family was unaware of who I am and what I believe my culture to be. Yet, as secretive as this may seem, I still share my culture with millions

  • Snowcrash

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    more optimistic look on our future, and the outcome of our present technology. The book turns out to have a typical underdog vs. the world theme, but the plot is so intriguing that this should not dissuade you of the quality. One of the most distinctive features of cyberpunk is the technological aspect. Traditional science fiction dealt with things that were possible, but not probable. Cyberpunk not only deals possible, not just the probable, but technology that man already has. This is not to say

  • Walter Benn Michaels' Our America: Nativism, Modernism, and Pluralism

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    nativism, and Michaels asserts that the period immediately following World War I involved a “redefinition of the terms in which [this distinction] might be made” (2). Incidentally, while the term modernism is broadly used to “identify new and distinctive features in the subjects, forms, concepts, and styles of literature” (Abrams, 167), Michaels suggests it is particularly characterized by an interest in the “relation of sign to referent” (Michaels, 2). By exhibiting the modernist premise that a word

  • Commentary on Dickens' Bleak House

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    seems to be the highest point of his intellectual maturity, portraying a dismal city under attack by dismal weather tied by perfectly dismal laws. Dickens opens chapter one by introducing literary devices such as personification, phonological features and repetition to his description, thus setting the scene whilst stressing the mood he is trying to convey. The usage of the present tense rather than the past removes the linear dictation by time and restricts knowledge to situation rather

  • The Distinctive Features of Natural Law and Situation Ethics

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    The Distinctive Features of Natural Law and Situation Ethics The theories of natural law and situation ethics are far from concrete, and the impact of the contemporary ‘new natural law,’ led by the American philosopher Germain Grisez, appears to be a great one. Yet despite modern modifications, the two concepts are essentially deep-routed within human thinking. However, they were formulated at opposite ends of the second millennium: St. Thomas Aquinas’ 13th century Summa Theologica developed

  • Romanesque and Gothic Architecture

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    the Church increased the demand for the increased presence in architectural monuments and during the Romanesque and Gothic periods, a great cathedral construction boom occurred across Europe. The Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles were distinctive in not only the massiveness of the Romanesque monuments and the introduction of the cruciform plan but also for the introduction of the Gothic era art within the Cathedrals which included the inclusion of art the radiating Rose Window, column figures

  • Process Essay – How to Name a Cow

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    cow have distinctive attributes that distinguish either of you from others. That should play a big part in the naming process, and spending time with your animal creates a better bond and gives insight to a proper name for the creature. I might like a bizarre name like Sink, Horse, or Unhalangami, depending on the personality of my cow. Another person might like a more traditional name like Daisy or Buttercup. Try naming your bovine after an obvious characteristic or physical feature. If your

  • Postmodernist Features in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

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    Postmodernist Features in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle Cat's Cradle is a book, which enables many points for literary discussions. One possible topic of them could be the postmodernist features in this book. In this examination Ihab Hassan's essay "Toward a Concept of Postmodernism" was used as a source of secondary literature for defining of postmodernist features. The most visible and prevalent features are postmodernist metonymy, treatment of the character, dynamic

  • The Redeeming Features of the Characters in Electra

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    The Redeeming Features of the Characters in Electra In Euripides' 'Electra', there are a number of parts, speaking and non-speaking, that reveal the redeeming features of the otherwise pitiful characters. This essay will consider the roles of Orestes, Electra, Clytemnestra, the Peasant and Aegisthus (whose actions are only reported to us). It is arguable that the characters are not redeemable due simply to the plot of the play: a son returns, kills his father's unworthy successor, his

  • Full Fathom Five

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    she makes to him being 'inscrutable'.  A young child is very likely to see their father as difficult to approach, or ask questions.  An ideal father is one who is loving and approachable, but Plath's description of her own father conveys neither feature.  Undoubtedly a troubled childhood which can be infered from this poem is consistent with the subsequent events of Sylvia Plath's life.  Plath went through years of depression, eventually commiting suicide in 1964. I suspect that Plath had a

  • The Features of CBD

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    The Features of CBD The CBD is located in the centre of the town as shown in figures 11 and 23. It has many features all contributing to the overall feature of the CBD. The CBD is very different to the surrounding areas. The majority of CBDs have a pedestrian zone. This is demonstrated by figures 16 and 17 which show that in the CBD there is a large amount of pedestrians and no cars. This is a feature of

  • The Solow Growth Model with one Endogenous Growth Model

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    rates of growth in certain variables. The Solow model was devised to show the relationship between the inputs of labour (L), capital (K) and knowledge (A) on the output level (Y). these are modelled as a function of time, which does not directly feature in the model:[IMAGE]. Therefore an example of this would be the Cobb Douglas function F(K,AL) = Kα(AL)1-α, 0<α<1 Output will only change if the values of the inputs change. For instance, given a fixed level of capital and labour, output will

  • George Herbert Mead: The Self, ''Me'' and ''I''

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    contradictions (e.g., "I do not exist") make up another kind, but there are at least two more such kinds: negating affirmations and performatives which cannot be explained within the philosophy of language. Only philosophical anthropology can explain their feature of "impossibleness," and a distinction between unreflective and reflective consciousness is central to the explanation. Particularly important here is G. H. Mead's distinction between two aspects of the self: the "I" and the "me." Each of the four