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  • Greatness

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    When a Jewish girl living in Krakow under false papers visits Schindler, she asks that he hire her parents to work in his factory. He is infuriated with the girl and she runs from him, fearing her life and liberty. Schindler expresses his rage at Stern, whom he accuses of harboring Jews in the "haven" of a factory. Schindler is not angry at the idea of his factory as a haven, but the fact that such activities are illegal. However, as the atrocities of the Nazis become more apparent, Schindler begins

  • Greatness of Lyndon B. Johnson

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    Greatness of LBJ Many Presidents over the years have shown greatness through their leadership. Each has shown this in their individual way. It takes the ability to deal with whatever may come up, as far as politics are concerned, and handle it with care. Also it takes making a difference in society instead of just settling for the United States being ok as it is. The extra step that some take, separates the normal from the great. Lyndon B. Johnson was one of the Presidents who stood out by taking

  • Free Essays - A Life of Greatness

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    A Life of Greatness Of all the characters that I' ve " met" through books and movies, two stand out as people that I most want to emulate. They are Attacus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird and Dr. Archibald " Moonlight" Graham from Field of Dreams. They appeal to me because they embody what I strive to be. They are influential people in small towns who have a direct positive effect on those around them. I, too, plan to live in a small town after graduating from college, and that positive effect

  • An Investigation of Literary Greatness: Still a Battle of the Sexes

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    An Investigation of Literary Greatness: Still a Battle of the Sexes "'I am an experienced writer and have some sense whether an idea can work or not...I wasn't sure it would work and I really thought about it for nine months before I put pen to paper. But I didn't feel intimidated by Melville's accomplishment. I felt inspired by it.'" Naslund quoted by Jamie Allen (CNN Interactive Senior Writer)(1999) For most people the mention of "great literature" stirs up the classic images of such authors

  • Eulogy for Mother - How do you Measure Greatness?

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    Ask me not how she died, rather ask me how she lived! How do you measure greatness? People often confuse notoriety and fame with greatness, but I would say that the greatness of a person is measured by the compassion and love they show towards others-- in short-- charity. As the Bible says in Corinthians, “If I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have charity, I am nothing.” It is all too easy to ignore the needs of those around us. But Mother did not. She taught us that

  • Great Literature - What Makes it so Great?

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    reads, "They've set aside that word [classic] solely for books that have passed the test of time, that really are among the best works of their kind ever written" (Aerie Books Ltd. 295). Time is the most important factor contributing to a book's greatness. What makes great literature "great" is the feelings, emotions, and philosophical reflection that the reader experiences, long after having read the piece....

  • Gatsby is Not Really Great

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    the stories protagonist when we first meet him he is very mysterious and “God Like” which adds to his sense of greatness. Nick says Gatsby has : “come out to determine what share of our local heavens ." The first thing we see Gatsby doing is reaching for a green light. This green light represents his dream. A dream he is striving to achieve. When considering Gatsby’s Greatness, we must remember always that this is the 1920’s the “Jazz Age”. And Gatsby was a young successful man with lots

  • Macbeth

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    about him replacing Duncan, as the letter continues, ³This have I thought good to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness, that thou mightst not lose the dues of rejoicing by being ignorant of what greatness is promised thee. Lay it to heart, and farewell. (p.35-36)² This passage also portrays Macbeth¹s trust in his wife when he addresses her as, ³ dearest partner of greatness,...² His trust in Lady Macbeth later allowed her to convince him to murder Duncan. Macbeth believed her when she said

  • Heroism in Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead

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    insist that life is about mediocrity. That man is destined to suffer. The greatness of The Fountainhead lies in its ability to inspire hope and confidence in its readers, to show how much is possible. For more than fifty years now, people all over the world have been looking towards this great book for support and sanction, for encouragement and hope, for ideas and answers. The Fountainhead applauds strength and greatness in human spirit, giving its readers a hero they can admire, respect, idolize

  • Tragic Hero

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    the notion that any man can rise from humble beginnings to greatness. His particular slant on this ideal is that a man succeeds by selling his charisma, that to be well liked is the most important asset a man can have. He made a living at this for 30 years, but as he enters the reclining years of his life, people have stopped smiling back and he can no longer sell the firm's goods to support himself. His ambition was one of greatness, to work hard and to be a member of the firm; and if he could