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  • Human Creativity and Spirit

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    Human Creativity and Spirit ABSTRACT: Values provide evidence of spirit in human life. Spirit is a creative mental force for realizing values, a force which shows signs of a superindividual growth and decline, a life of its own. This paper documents the historic rise and decline of several waves of human creativity. I also consider possible factors that would account for the rise and fall: the presence of new material, social encouragement and/or patronage, temperamental egotism on the part

  • The Essence of the Human Spirit

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    The Essence of the Human Spirit My mother taught me the two most important lessons I have learned: you really can do anything if you work hard and dedicate yourself to it; and, every person has a responsibility to contribute something toward improving the world. She taught me by example. When I was eight, she went to college to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. Very few things in my life have been more inspirational than watching her, a poor woman with a husband and four children, graduate

  • The Human Spirit

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    the human soul has and can survive many atrocious and scarring things. It is also stated that to find the true intent of a person’s heart is by providing an individual with power. People have been able to overcome many hard and “impossible” obstacles in this life. It is the human spirit that pushed and pushed to use those hindrances as stairs to a way of a better life. All throughout the known history of humans’ phenomenal changes have occurred, most of these, ignited by people. The human race

  • Aphra Behn's Oroonoko – Slaughter of the Human Spirit

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    Oroonoko – Slaughter of the Human Spirit Aphra Behn introduces her characters in Oroonoko as beautiful people who possess a pure, innocent love.  Behn does this in an effort to make her readers feel and question.  Her poetic description of their emotions magnify the horror of the final scene.  Behn's romantic love story is brought to a tragic end through brutality and death.  Why did she choose such an ending?  Her decision to have Oroonoko take the life of his wife and unborn child leaves her

  • Essay on the Human Spirit in Frankenstein and Picture of Dorian Grey

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    Similarities of the Human Spirit in Frankenstein and The Picture of Dorian Grey The human spirit is one of the most beautiful forces in the world, but it is also one of the most vulnerable. In the novels Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, this idea of the human spirit is portrayed clearly. Both novels have similar aspects about the human spirit, but they also have their differences. Both novels have main characters who are influenced greatly by someone

  • Reflection Of The Spirit, Art And The Human Spirit

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    Art and the Human Spirit Introduction Spirituality is definitely a part of the art world, just as it is for any other creative aspect of life. Spirituality is about a connection to something greater than your conscious self – your human spirit. The creative side of us demands that we connect with a part of our essence which allows us to transfer an image or thought to a form in which the senses can absorb the intended message. For me, Spirituality is about connecting with that which is not already

  • Strength of the Human Spirit Revealed by Ivan Denisovich

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    Strength of the Human Spirit Revealed in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Life can be incredibly hard at times; nearly everyone encounters a period of time when circumstances become unbearably difficult. Imagine being assigned to ten years of unceasing and tremendous hardships, as is the plight of the protagonist in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. This book describes in detail only one day of Ivan's ten-year sentence in a Russian work camp in the 1950's

  • Positive Messages about the Human Spirit in Romeo and Juliet

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    However the story is also considered the greatest love tale of all time. Love is viewed as a positive thing, so there must be a reason why the story connects to humans who have a good and bad side. Also that there might possibly be several positive themes displayed in the passage. There are three major positive messages about the human spirit provided in the tale, one is hope, the second is love and the third is endurance. In the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, even though in the beginning when they

  • The Human Spirit: Resilience

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    The human spirit is a metaphor to some and a reality for others. The human spirit is a combination of hope, will, perseverance, and strength. The human spirit can be one of the most powerful things in the world if used correctly and by the right people. A human spirit can be put through trial after hurdle after trial and, although scathed, it will persevere. The human spirit is very resilient, I can be broken but not easily. Here is an example of one such story. Ildefonce Mungemanganga had been attacked

  • Faulkner's Human Spirit

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    to him as a man, but to his life’s work, which was created, “out of the materials of the human spirit something which did not exist before.” (PF ) He felt that the modern writer had lost connection to his spirit and that he must reconnect with the universal truths of the heart—“love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice.” (PF ) Through his characters voice and exposure of their spirit, Faulkner solidified man’s immortality by “lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage

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