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    of writers including Voltaire. Candide was published in 1759. The books consisted real historical events such as Lisbon earthquake in 1755, the horrifying Seven Years’ War in German states in 1756, and the controversial death of English Admiral John Byng in 1757. Embedded with intriguing plot and thought-provoking ideologies, Candide is a representative masterpiece for Enlightenment writings and answers to diverse topics such as religious tolerance and basic human rights. This paper will focus on

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    Candide- A Contrast to Optimism Francis Marie Arouet de Voltaire was the French author of the novella Candide, also known as “Optimism”(Durant and Durant 724). Many of Voltaire’s works were popular in Europe during his time, yet it is his satire, Candide, which is still studied today. In Candide, Voltaire sought to point out the fallacy of Gottfried William von Leibniz’s philosophy by criticizing worldly superiority, the theory of optimism, and the brutality of war. Leibniz theorized that God

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    The Effective Satire of Voltaire's Candide

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    The Effective Satire of Voltaire's Candide In Candide, Voltaire sought to point out the fallacy of Gottfried Leibniz's theory of optimism and the hardships brought on by the resulting inaction toward the evils of the world. Voltaire's use of satire, and its techniques of exaggeration and contrast highlight the evil and brutality of war and the world in general when men are meekly accepting of their fate. Leibniz, a German philosopher and mathematician of Voltaire's time, developed the idea

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    The Battle Of Vimy Ridge

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    One of the greatest battles in Canadian history was the battle of Vimy Ridge. A countless number of brave young men lost their lives in this renowned war. Therefore, the battle of Vimy Ridge remains one of the most celebrated and respected events in the history of Canada. In addition, many Canadians today see this battle as the birth of their nation and a defining moment in Canada’s history. The battle of Vimy Ridge was fought on April 9th, 1917 and took place in Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France.

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    “THERE IT IS HIS 894th GOAL” (Announcer). This amazing hockey legend also known as “The Great One” upon his retirement on April 18, 1999 Wayne Douglas Gretzky held/shared 61 National Hockey League records. These records include 40 regular season, 15 playoff, and 6 All-star records. These extravagant statistics just shows you how he got his name. Today I’m going to go through the process as to how this legend got so great. First we can begin with the early years of this legend. In the wonderful place

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    Emma's Dilemma

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    Emma's Dilemma I am investigating the number of different arrangements there will be in different types of names. Some names I will investigate on will have no identical letters such as LUCY. Some will have a pair of identical letters such as EMMA. Some names will have different quantities of letters such as AMMIE, JOE and ANNE. Firstly, I’ll produce a method which will help me figure out the different arrangements in the name EMMA and LUCY without using any formulas. Using this method

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    In stanza's one and two, the husband gives his wife a gift. At first she was happy to receive the gift that her husband made for her. In stanza's three, four, and five she finds out that the gift was made out of wood from the coffin of a man named John Wayward. When she learned of this information, her initial reaction towards the gift changed. Why is that? Her husband wondered the same thing. The wife became pale and turned her face aside. What part of the husband's information made her react this

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    Loco Parentis Analysis

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    rights, duties and obligations of a parent taken on by someone who assumes parental status and responsibilities. This term is rightly used in court against Robert Telford the father of John Telford who committed the murder of Chris Skinner. It is beyond a reasonable doubt that without the father Robert, his son John would not have had the physical and mental equipment to commit this crime. Robert willingly and knowingly enabled his son to buy physical weapons that he used against Chris. These weapons

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    masculinity and standing amongst one's peers. These expectations and requirements for manhood are constantly reinforced by society. The prevailing stereotype of the classic "Marlboro Man" along with movie heroes such as James Bond, Indiana Jones, and John Wayne give the impression of the adventurous ladies' man who laughs in the face of danger and can do no wrong. Arthur Conan Doyle's tale of adventure, The Lost World, is an excellent example of the search for manhood and glorification of masculinity

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    diligence.  John Steinbeck uses three seemingly different characters to convey the same message, one of hope and perseverance. When I first read East of Eden, nothing about Cal Trask's personality or his mannerisms made him likable. He was introverted, cold, and hard.  I could not help but sense th... ... middle of paper ... ...EINBECK(1902-1968).  San Jose State University.  17 Jan. 2001.  <http://www.library.sjsu.edu/staff/harmon/steinbec.htm>. Levant, Howard.  The Novels of John Steinbeck:

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