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    A Private Soldiers Life

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    The American Civil War was the wars of all the great wars. The casualties of the war included men, women and children, whites and African-Americans. Men and boys of the southern states either volunteered or were conscripted into the army. Many of the soldiers thought that they would be fighting for the southern Nation and its rights. Soldiers from both sides and civilians in the vicinity of battles and the war suffered from hardships. Sam Watkins was high private in the war, and approximately twenty

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    Roles of the Synagogue

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    is the fundamental basis of Judaism. 'On worship', the first commandment is to 'Worship one God', this shows the importance of worship and is the reason the name 'House of Prayer' is given to the synagogue. Worshipping together also gives more glory to God. 'On deeds of kindness', this is a suggestion of giving charity, and in a community you are and support one another. Charity suggests assembly because you gather together to show charity and 'deeds of kindness' to one another and others around

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    Post 1900 War Poetry

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    Post 1900 War Poetry By looking at several war poems written before and after 1900, I can see that many elements of the types of poetry change greatly in several ways. I will be looking at a selection of war poems written by three different poets, in chronological order, so as to see if the attitudes to war and writing styles change over time or during various stages of the war. Firstly I will be looking at a poem written by Alfred Tennyson about the charge against the Russian gunners

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    Call To Worship Essay

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    victory, until we all participate in the banquet of the heaven. Congregation : Constitute a whole with Christ. All church unites a whole. Presider : Through Jesus Christ, the Son of God, with the Holy Spirit of comfort, all the glory and honor are with Almighty God the Father Forever. Congregation : Amen. [Lord’s Prayer] Presider : Now, as the people of God, let’s pray the prayer which the Lords thought us. Altogether : Our Father, who art in heaven, Hollowed

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    Only a few decades after the conclusion of the Crimean War, the Boer War began. Fought from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902, the Boer War is considered the first glimpse at the destruction that would be later seen in the First World War (“South African War”). Although strategy was important, such as the detrimental effects of the Boers using guerilla warfare, new weapons were crucial (“South African War”). The Maxim Machine gun was invented in 1885 by Hiram Maxim and quickly revealed its cataclysmic

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    In The Epic of Gilgamesh, we see Gilgamesh often boasting of his physical abilities and opulent city. In The Odyssey, there are many situations in which Odysseus loses sight of his goal to return to Ithaca in order to snatch a little bit of glory for himself. Both of these stories illustrate their respective heroes arrogance and self-centeredness in the pursuit of their own personal gains. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh believes he will live forever and thus does not allow himself to worry about

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    The Dangers of Pursuing Knowledge

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    pursuit of knowledge often results in grave suffering, physically and mentally; yet, Shelley and Aeschylus’ characters cannot abandon their chases, as knowledge provides the ultimate form of individual glory, power, and freedom. Oftentimes, knowledge evokes desire because it can lead to profound glory, since new discoveries transform average people into valiant heroes. The pursuit of knowledge thus colludes with the intrinsic, selfish human desire to be recognized. For example, in the opening letters

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    At first perusal, Anne Bradstreet’s writing adheres to a very Puritan sensibility: she argues that women, though they are worthy individuals, are naturally inferior to men and that earthly treasures are mere distractions from heavenly eternity. But, woven beneath the surface of her poems is the subtle revelation of her sexuality. Bradstreet eroticizes the complex relationship between nature, religion, her husband and herself, seemingly contradicting her religion, but by contextualizing the sexuality

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    In everybody’s life there is something that makes him strive for success. That something can be money, women, fame, or many other incentives.. To the medieval knights, victory renown and glory are the ambitions they strive for. Breaking a law in this code would be considered a disgrace, and would bring a dishonor that was worse than death itself. However, by applying the Code of Chivalry, the knights in the medieval time displayed certain character traits which would secure success and honor in both

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    The Funeral Games of Patroklos in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey Coming towards the end of a war which has consumed an entire decade and laid waste the lives of many, the Greek warriors in Troy choose to take the time and energy to hold funeral games.  This sequence of events leaves the reader feeling confused because it's not something one would expect and seems highly out of place.  Throughout the epic Homer tries to describe what it is to be mortal and often contrasts it with what it means

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