Extreme Essays

  • The Extreme Right in Britain

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    The Extreme Right in Britain Introduction Perhaps, one of the highly debated issues in the electoral procedures of different European nations is about the extreme right. Based on the premise that the nation is the primary unit of social and political organization, extremist nationalism has been revived since the demise of communism. Unlike civic nationalism, which stresses equality and solidarity, the exaggerated, chauvinistic, and aggressive nationalism of the extreme right upholds the significance

  • Extreme Roles

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    Extreme Roles In every country, city, town and neighborhood in the world, there are stereotypes. We all live in a classified area where you can be regarded as rich, poor or middle class. Within those three types there becomes sub-categories, where ethnicity , gender and sexuality also become a part of the environment. The list goes on and on. In David H. Hwang’s M. Butterfly, the roles of men and women in the Eastern and Western society are extremely limited in that men and women are both expected

  • Extreme Sports

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    Extreme Sports Works Cited Missing “Extreme sports have boomed since the early '90s” (Petrecca 16). It is hard to believe that such activities as sky diving, snowboarding, bungee jumping, and the up and coming razor scooter have been labeled as so-called “extreme sports”. What characteristics must a sport have to labeled extreme? Perhaps it is the lack of safety, or the inability to create specific rules for these sports. Maybe it is the fact that these sports are just recently becoming mainstream

  • Extreme Sports: A Reaction to Extreme Technology

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    Extreme Sports: A Reaction to Extreme Technology Many people in America work at jobs where they are separated from Nature and other people, sectioned off in cublicles, plugged into a machine, doing work which neither challenges their intellect nor is fulfilling personally. As a result, a separation forms not only between others and from Nature itself, but from themselves, and their purpose in life. A feeling develops that are not living life to the fullest. Much of our interaction these days

  • Beliefs Taken to the Extremes

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    Beliefs Taken to the Extremes Belief is a fundamental human trait. Belief in many things is what helps humans continue living their lives. Religious beliefs are one of the strongest forces of human emotion and often times those emotions can create dangerous situations. When people's religious beliefs are taken to extreme levels innocent people can be hurt. All throughout history there have been examples of just such incidents occurring. From the Inquisition, to suicide bombers in Israel

  • Language of Extremes in Romeo and Juliet

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    Language of Extremes in Romeo and Juliet "I have no joy of this contract tonight. It is too rash, too sudden, Too like the lightning which doth cease to be Ere one can say it lightens." (2.1.159-162) Juliet prophesies her own doom from her balcony, an acknowledgment that does nothing to curb the rashness she identifies in their twenty-four hour meeting, engagement, and marriage. It is of course impossible to gauge Shakespeare’s personal interpretations of his characters’ actions

  • Extreme and Moderate Characters in Moliére’s Tartuffe

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    Extreme and Moderate Characters in Tartuffe In Moliére’s Tartuffe (Moiré 1664), the reader is able to see a great contrast of Extreme and Moderate characters. Extreme characters being those who are seen as over the top, or very passionate people, and the moderate characters having a more calm and subtle approach to ideas. The extreme characters in this case would be Madam Pernelle, Orgon, Tartuffe, and Dorine. The moderate characters are seen as Cleante and Elmire. One of the characters that obviously

  • Voltaire's Candide Exposes Extreme Optimism

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    Philosophy of Extreme Optimism in Candide It is often said that a person's life is shaped when he or she is a child. This is very much so with Candide - Pangloss was his tutor in "metaphysico-theologo-cosmolonigology" (Voltaire 18) since Candide was a child, and instilled into Candide's mind his philosophy of extreme optimism. Pangloss belief that "all is for the best in this world" (24) somewhat stays with Candide throughout his travels and is more of a burden to him than anything else

  • Extreme Roles of Women in Sports

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    Extreme Roles of Women in Sports Sports are so prevalent and popular these days that we often see them as symbolic of real-life issues and real-life drama. The football field can illustrate the battle between good and evil. The baseball pitcher, nearing retirement, can come back to give one last game and wow the crown one last time before gracefully surrendering the field. Isn't that what sports represent? The good guys (i.e. your baseball team) go to battle against the bad guys. It's not quite

  • Stereotypes Of Extreme Athletes

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    Extreme sports are popular among the rising generation, as these spots satisfy the mind with the excitement, that the mind has thirst for. Extreme sports are sports that require the athletes to have special traits, including thrill-taking, and adventuring, which differentiate extreme sports from any other sport. Unlike regular athletes, extreme athletes have a "spark" that attract audiences to them; as they involve physical and mental characteristics in their game (Whiteside). To add on, extreme

  • Aficionado Of Extreme Sports

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    I am an aficionado of the extreme sports. Today, extreme sports have been accepted by all over the world. In this regard, an increasing number of people are actively participating in extreme sports. They are different from other sports in that it needs not only excellent competitive level, but also a great measure of courage. They have been christened "the game of the brave". I have always likened extreme sports to art, until I fell from the skateboard and realized there are many risks in extrema

  • Extreme Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice

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    Extreme Jealousy in Othello, the Moor of Venice Aristotle's Poetics laid out the definition of tragedy: unlike comedy, the purpose of tragedy is not merely to instruct and delight an audience. Rather, its aim is to allow a cathartic release as a result of the heightened emotional state caused by the events of the tragedy. This idea assumes that the average person can experience these intense emotions vicariously. In Psyche and Symbol in Shakespeare , Alex Aronson contends that the characters

  • Extreme Censorship in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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    Extreme Censorship in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 was an interesting Science fiction thriller that provided an odd view on the censorship of books. Not just some books, but all books. An entire distorted culture and civilization where all books are prohibited. And the penalty for being caught with books is that the books must be burned and in some cases the penalty may lead to death. In this tale of censorship and self discovery, Bradbury leads the reader

  • Feminism Taken to Extremes in A Streetcar Named Misogyny

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    Feminism taken to Extremes in A Streetcar Named Misogyny As women's studies programs have proliferated throughout American universities, feminist "re-readings" of certain classic authors have provided us with the most nonsensical interpretations of these authors' texts. A case in point is that of Kathleen Margaret Lant's interpretation of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire in her essay entitled "A Streetcar Named Misogyny." Throughout the essay, she continually misreads Williams' intention

  • The Growing Popularity of Extreme Sports

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    Extreme Sports Over the past ten years I have noticed that my local snowboarding park has become more crowded every season, especially with younger kids. This has not only been the case for snowboarding, but for all extreme sports. I’ve noticed this trend at my local skateboarding park also. More so, there has been a noticeable increase of extreme sports being broadcast on television today than ever before. These changes caused me to ask the question: why have extreme sports become so popular

  • An Inside Look at Extreme Programming

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    Introduction Extreme programming roots evolved from Kent Beck and Ware Cunningham working together on a research group at Tektronix and the collaboration used on the project. (Larman, pg. 170) Extreme programming really became known during the Chrysler Comprehensive Compensation (C3) project where Kent Beck took personal risk in deciding which factor of programming to emphasize. As the methods taken became known as Extreme Programming (XP) the founders are often considered to be Ward Cunningham (the

  • Extremes Collide In My Name Is Asher Lev By Chaim Potok

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    Extremes Collide In My Name Is Asher Lev By Chaim Potok In My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok writes about a young boy in a Landover Hasidic community in Brooklyn who is an excellent artist. Asher travels through childhood hanging onto his art, but when his art interferes with his religious studies, Asher's two worlds of art and Torah collide. Potok deliberately chooses the extreme icons and symbols of secular life, such as the world of art, on the one hand, and of Judaism, Hasidim, and the

  • Anarchism as Merely Nineteenth Century Liberalism Taken to Its Logical Extreme

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    Anarchism as Merely Nineteenth Century Liberalism Taken to Its Logical Extreme - Belief in primacy of the individual, freedom (negative freedom), democracy, free-market. It can be argued that INDIVIDUALIST anarchism is classical liberalism to its logical extreme. Individualist Anarchism: - FREE market. - Highly individualistic. - Optimistic view of human nature - Stateless society. - Emphasis on freedom and civil liberties (as well as emphasis on equality) Comparison

  • The Boy Next Door and the Psycho Killer: Producing Society’s Extremes

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    The Boy Next Door and the Psycho Killer: Producing Society’s Extremes Two boys walk down the corridor of a friendly, residential, public high school. As they approach, the crowd slowly parts as its bystanders just stare at the boys. The boys walk with a certain aire about them, as their trench coats swing from side to side and their gloomy faces meet the eyes of the rest of the students. They are pointed at and called names such as fag or freak-- for they are members of the infamous trench coat

  • Rastafari Culture The Extreme Ethiopian Rasta Vs. The Mellow Dallas Rasta

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    Rastafari Culture The Extreme Ethiopian Rasta Vs. The Mellow Dallas Rasta Many people throughout the world have a hard time understanding what it means to be a Rasta. For some their troubles in understanding Rasta’s come because they look as Rastafari as only a religion. When one does this they run into many problems. This is because Rastafari is much more than a religion. It is a way of life, a social movement, as well as a mind set. Another reason why western people have a hard time understanding