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    the Chinese new ideas such as karma, reincarnation, hell, monks…” (Brown). Wu Cheng’en, a Chinese novelist and poet during the Ming Dynasty, is considered the author of the Journey to the West. The Journey can be viewed as a collection of religious stories that represents a single demonstration of Chinese religious culture. Journey can therefore be viewed as an esoteric work, like the Bible and Koran. Furthermore, with every esoteric work, there are two meanings provided to the reader: an inner and

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    and live different realities. It is not illogical to say that the different journeys in life sometimes give us different ways of viewing the world. This was evident upon a closer examination and analysis of Wu Cheng’en’s “The Journey to the West”, and Mary Shelly “Frankenstein”, where the two main characters of the book, a Monkey and a creature, each have a different way of viewing life. The monkey see’s life as a journey that should be explored, while the creature has no way of exploring and sees

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    By comparing and contrasting the two stories, "The Journey to The West" and "Tartuffe", this essay will attempt to compare and contrast the function of the endings in these two works. "The Journey to The West"​ is a story contains one hundred chapters explaining how a Tripitaka, a monk, with three disciplines travel to India to retrieve the holy sculptures and seek for enlightenment, while "Tartuffe" is a short play about Orgon, head of a family, being manipulate by Tartuffe, a religious hypocrite

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    entanglement of the forest when he was dying. Accordingly, “under the powerful compulsion of this love for Beatrice, Dante entered into a new apprenticeship, an apprenticeship in the art of poetry as the path to reach the truth about their love.” Their journey was to feel love, to serve God. However, in view of the fact that pilgrims are entitled to experience God without an interpreter, only if they had been forgiven of their sins. As a consequence, only through the experience of tribulation and suffering

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    Journey to the West and Dante's Divine Comedy

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    to reach the truth about their love.” That is a journey to feel love, to serve God. However, pilgrims are entitled to see God without an interpreter only if they become forgiven of sins. In the pilgrimage, with the timeless creed, Dante was very conscious of the nature of original sin, God-given salvation and the significances of the pilgrimage. . Dante was also aware of the care and love from God. As same as the Divine Comedy, The Journey to the West, as a well-known fiction in the East, also depicts

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    The Journey West What do the journals of the men and women who traveled from the settled East to the unsettled West of the United States reveal about the nature of the westward experience? In order to discern the concerns, attitudes, prejudices and everyday lives of these pioneers, we can gain a greater understanding by observing and analyzing personal diaries and journals as historical documents. Robert Robe, a 30 year old Presbyterian minister from Ohio and of Mary Stuart Bailey, a 22 year old

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    Unit 1: Journey Historically journeys were seen as the physical movement of a group of people migrating from one place to another. Additionally, journeys were usually only found throughout the history of civilization and religion. Despite this, journeys come in all aspects and are found in a variety of mediums. Specifically, two journeys that are found in the literary works of The Epic of Gilgamesh and Monkey: A Journey to the West are physical and intellectual. These two stories exemplify what

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    Ibn Battuta’s 1331 journey to West Africa provides a contrast of two worlds: Battuta’s pre-modern Islamic culture conflicting with African societies’ interpretation of Muslim beliefs and tribal traditions. He is especially critical of the various roles of women he observes—thus, allowing us insight into his own judgments formed by his culture and society. A brief summary of his life is paramount in the understanding of Battuta’s impressions and reactions to West African society. Abu Abdallah ibn

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    The History of Monkey King

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    Monkey King, also known as Sun Wukong, which is a main character in the Chinese classical novel Journey to the West. Monkey King can be found in many stories and adaptions. The novel Journey to the West or Monkey King tells of a simian’s revolt against Heaven, of its defeat by the Buddha, and of its later being recruited as pilgrim to protect the monk Tripitaka on its quest for scriptures in India (Lai, 1994). So far, Monkey King has become one of the most enduring Chinese literary characters, it

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    Westward Expansion

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    bought by the US and its prosperity benefited the US greatly. The US sent Louis and Clark west to investigate the purchase. They were secretly told to lay claim on any and all land they come across. It was evident, after days of being lost and unable to communicate with natives, that they need an interpreter. Sacagawea, who spoke 5 tribal languages as well as French, was the answer to a safe and successful journey. Her presence signified that they were not a war party because they had a woman with

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