Double-Edged Sword Essays

  • Stress, The Double-Edged Sword

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    Stress, The Double-Edged Sword Stress, it is a part of our life that we can't not avoid or escape. There probably isn't anyone in the world today that hasn't dealt with it. It dwells in the work place, at school, in the home and most importantly, in you. So what is stress? And why do we have something that does us so much harm? Simply put, stress is an adaptive response, your body's response to an emotionally disturbing, disquieting or threatening event (1). Often times, it is the tension caused

  • An Analytical Essay on the Double-edged Sword in Hamlet

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    An Analytical Essay on the Double-edged Sword in Hamlet Hamlet's tale is a tragic one because it presents a man who is in the center of a moral dilemma. It is difficult enough for a man to face what is making him angry even under normal circumstances. Hamlet's circumstances are certainly not normal. Hamlet's dilemma, whether or not he should kill the king, is compounded by three things. He is extremely angry and hurt over the murder of his father. He cannot express that anger to others because

  • Cartoons: A Double-Edged Sword?

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    Our children live in a world based on fantasy in a medium that most people have access to. This medium does not require complex skills to get information, which is why cartoons have become a double-edged sword. We know that cartoons are directed to children and therefore should have a positive influence on them, but this varies according to the programming and control of parents over their children. Most kids are pulled into the world of television long before they even enter school. In 2009, in

  • Slavery: The Double-Edged Sword

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    Slavery: The Double-Edged Sword To be black is to be naturally inferior; this was the mindset of the American South in the beginning of the 19th century. African Americans were confined to slavery with no means to change their situation or to escape the abuse that often accompanied their position. Slaves endured all forms of physical and mental punishment whose sole purpose was to keep them inferior to their white suppressors. Slaves were maintained through ignorance; they had their self-identity

  • Freedom of Speech: A Double-edged Sword

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    does damage when is not well founded, or is not objective, since it violates human rights. Those concerned with freedom of speech have always wondered about its limits. One of these limits is the incitement to violence. Freedom of speech is a double-edged sword that can change the course of many things; lives, civilizations, even history. For many people this liberty to express their feelings and beliefs has been beneficial. Unfortunately, the same liberty has been counterproductive for other people

  • The Double-Edged Sword of Stereotyping

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    Stereotyping is used in our everyday life in things such as advertisements, movies, books, magazines, and other types of entertainment. It is pointed out to be negative and causing too many problems, but it can be used to motivate us to act a certain way, or buy certain things. Stereotypes are the most useful way to influence people to change and better themselves. Our eyes are made to look and gather information, and our brain takes this information and uses it to judge. When we view things and

  • Tech Dependency: A Double-Edged Sword

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    Intravenous Technology Cell phones in hand, and laptops so small they fit in purses. Computers at our homes insure we can get on the internet and surf the web for answers for anything that may need to know. As the growth of technology has evolved the past twenty years we have become more dependent upon it for everyday things. From alarms, calendars, ‘googling’, counting our steps to make sure we stay healthy, connecting us to our friends and family; simple things that we often take for granted

  • English: A Double-Edged Sword of Globalization

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    certain languages when an increasing number of learning English reaches the peak due to globalization. So, it is possible people will disregard their native language while learning a second language. Thus, the existence of English is like a two-edged sword, impacting on not only the advantages but also deteriorates smaller languages. Yet, based on my cognitive, it benefits us more

  • Social Media: A Double-Edged Sword

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    Social media provides plenty of ways that bring people together to communicate, share interests, and make new friends. Social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter have millions of users worldwide. For many people, visiting these sites is a part of their daily life. “Social media has changed the lives of billions of people around the world. Its impact is a topic that is being researched extensively.” (Hendricks). The impact could be advantageous and disadvantageous. The biggest

  • Violent Media: A Double-Edged Sword?

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    It is nearly possible to avoid violent media in today’s culture. No matter what measures parents take, their children will be exposed to violence. There are countless studies that research the correlation between violent media consumption and aggressive behavior. Most of them finding that there is a connection between the two. With the increase in violent video games, movies, and television, many believe that children are at risk of becoming violent and aggressive which could stunt their development

  • A Summation of Pride-Related Occurrences in The Stone Angel

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    characters, such as Jason Currie. As John Moss states, "What gives Margaret Laurence's vision the resonant dimensions of universal truth is the…interlacing of the destructive and constructive effects of (Hagar's) recalcitrant pride…Pride is a double-edged sword." Indeed, her great pride helps her to cope with the many difficulties she faces throughout her life. This pride, however, also "separates inclination and response" (J. Moss), resulting in several strained relationships which Hagar was unable

  • Fear in Tony Kushner's Angels In America

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    parts of Tony Kushner's play Angels in America paint a painfully truthful picture of what gay men go through. In most cases, they suffer either inner anguish or public torment. Sometimes they must endure both. Being homosexual in America is a double-edged sword. If you publicly announce that you are gay, you suffer ridicule and are mocked by the ignorant of society; but if you keep your homosexuality a secret, you are condemned to personal turmoil. Kushner's work attempts to make America take a close

  • Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach

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    works of poetry convey a feeling, mood, or message that affects the reader on an emotional, personal level. Great works of poetry can do that -- translate a literal story/theme -- but masterpieces, like Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach," are a double-edged sword, containing a second, figurative theme -- a message between the lines and underneath the obvious. Not only is Matthew Arnold's 1867 poem, "Dover Beach," a unique and beautiful literary work describing a lover's longing for trust and faith,

  • Dollarization: A Double-Edged Sword for Ecuador

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    Dollarization is the replacement of a country’s domestic currency with that of a foreign currency. Dollarization has occurred in several countries including, but not limited to, Panama, El Salvador, and Ecuador. For countries with volatile currencies, dollarization offers them the ability to stabilize their economy. While dollarization has its pros, it is not without its cons, and for Ecuador, this is no exception. In my initial discussion, I believed that dollarization was a positive move for Ecuador;

  • The Double-Edged Sword of Social Networking

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    Social Networking Communities Social Networking has become a really big trend in our time. Most people think social networking sites are bad for teens. Teens all around the world can connect with each other using the internet for communicating through social media. Talking with people you don 't really know is a bad thing because they are complete strangers. I feel like we should not encourage our teens to join social networking communities because they may have a hard time picking up with face

  • Advantages Of Social Medi Double-Edged Sword

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    Social Media- Double-Edged Sword Nowadays, computers and the Internet are developing very fast. Social media is not an exception. Computer users have a lot of choices when they use the social media, and it is becoming a part of people’s life. Some people said the social media is very useful. On the other hand, others claim that these are too many serious problems for people who using it. In my opinion, I strongly agree with both that the social media is not only having advantages, but it also has

  • Science Could Be One Double-edged Sword

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    science is a double-edged sword. One edge of the sword can cut against poverty, illness, disease and give us more democracies, and democracies never war with other democracies, but the other side of the sword could give us nuclear proliferation, biogerms and even forces of darkness.”When people enjoy the fruits of science and technology, people also need to face the negative things produced by them. However,it is not absolute,if people can use technology by using effective way, this sword could show

  • The Negative Side of Affirmative Action

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    immigrant and previous offenders that came from the local jail. I thought that affirmative action would extend a helping hand to those who might otherwise learn about available opportunities…I learned however, that affirmative action could be a double-edged sword, even though its intended beneficiaries.(1) This example gives the framework for the argument she is trying to present. The majority of these students were unwilling to learn and resulted in using negative gestures toward Chavez in order to

  • Plagiarism: A Very Serious Offense

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    through carelessness.”[2] There are many different ways of remedying this problem. One way to fix this situation is to paraphrase and that is to really put the information that one may obtain into his or her own words. This way can be a double-edged sword, so to speak. Putting someone else’s ideas into your own words can be very tricky, because if one follows the original material to closely it is considered plagiarism. Only if the paraphrase correctly says the same thing as the original in

  • Oil Industry and Nigerian Development

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    advantage or a drawback. In any case it should at least lead to increased revenue and financing of industrial growth which, arguably, is related to an increase in the quality of life of the population. In the case of Nigeria, the oil industry is a double-edged sword. Since the discovery of oil in 1956, the oil industry in Nigeria has greatly increased the financial resources of Nigeria, and yet has proven a constant stumbling block in the creation of effective internal capability. The development of cutting