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    the entire work fails to provide any direct solution to the modern experience. There exists, however, a referential significance that realigns his project with messages of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, an earlier work from the modernist canon. A close reading of Cane’s structure and thematic content suggests that the importance of sophistication and companionship found in Winesburg, Ohio epitomize the aspirations of modern maturity that Toomer recognized. Though Cane’s diverse characters

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    It is the twelfth winter of Grendel’s “idiotic war” and the monster finds himself weighed down by a sense of foreboding (5). Though he knows it would be wiser to sleep away the season of death, restlessness keeps him up and eventually leads him back into Hrothgar’s village. There, he sits in the center of the “ring of gods, musing on them, pursuing some thought that [he] cannot make come clear” (129). When a blind elderly priest called Ork approaches the ring, Grendel reveals himself to the priest

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    Effects of Society 's Dependence on Computers The modern world is a digital age. Computers have effected the way we live and how the world operates completely, and they changed our world and our lives. The modern world is deemed digital; what a lot of people do not understand, however, is that the source of life being digital is the computer. Gone are the days when everything was done manually; now with a push of a button, instant communication is enabled and ICU life-support is run. We live

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    Modern Parenting A 2007 study conducted by the American Psychological Association found out that about 50 percent of employees agreed that their work commitments interfere with their personal life, including time spent with family. Many expressed that they felt pressed for time and that there just were not enough hours in the day to meet work targets as well as spend quality time with family, including their children (Morin, 2014). The 20th century experienced a considerable increase in the number

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    Lost in the Waste Land

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    It touches the heart of every single human being on earth. It does not discriminate against age, sex, race, or religion. It only brings loss, brokenness, and death. We call it war, made it a science, and perfected it; unaware or uncaring about its cost, consequences, destruction, and devastation. Those who have witnessed it become broken, those who have fought in it become dark and disheartened, and those who wait the return of their loved ones live in a constant state of isolation, hopelessness

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    Virginia Woolf’s novel “To the Lighthouse” (1992) can be considered as a modern quest narrative. In literature, a quest is often utilized as a plot device and can be described as a journey towards a goal. The journey is predominately carried out by the hero of the story who has to prevail over many complications to reach their target. There are four significant quests in the novel which are expressed by the four key characters; Mrs Ramsay, Mr Ramsay, James Ramsay and Lily Briscoe. The author, Virginia

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    The Prince is a handbook that depicts how to obtain political power which was written by Niccolo Machiavelli in 1505 with the purpose of securing him a political position in the Medici family. (Prince) Machiavelli had been a political leader between 1498 and 1512 as a secretary of the commune of Florence and worked with internal and war affairs, thus allowing him a large amount of political experience. After the republican government of Florence fell, Machiavelli lost his position and was exiled

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    In today’s faster and modern world, technology has altered most people to a great extent; so much so that many of us are now living easy sedentary lifestyles. But has this ease been educating us or has it just made us lazy and sedentary? Just like any other matter, there are two sides to the coin, as far as modern day lifestyles are concerned. Some of the most important innovations of technology in recent years are the various forms media. These include social networking such as Facebook and twitter

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    Indeed, many of these fairy tales are defined by their clearly defined good and bad archetypes, using clichéd physical stereotypes. What is noteworthy is that these fairy tales are predominately either old themselves or based on stories of antiquity. Modern stories and epics do not offer these clear definitions; they force the reader to continually redefine the definitions of morality to the hero that is not fully good and the villain that is not so despicable. From Dante’s Inferno, through the winding

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    Nihilism

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    Danielle Hodgson 3/2/2014 PHIL-1030-002 A World without Sacred Shining Moments ​To live in a world without sacred, shining moments is like breathing air without oxygen. It is these moments that fill us with hope and put meaning into our lives. In a modern sense, the world we once knew is now dull, without meaning or purpose. This idea is often regarded to as nihilism, which is the belief that “nothing really matters.” It is the lack of a firm grounding or belief system that guides our decisions. The

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