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    The Primal Scattering of Languages: Philosophies, Myths and Genders ABSTRACT: In After Babel, George Steiner recounts ‘two main conjectures’ in mythology which explain ‘the mystery of many tongues on which a view of translation hinges.’ One such mythic tale is the tower of Babel, which not only Steiner, but also Jacques Derrida after him, take as their starting point to approach the question of translation; the other conjecture tells of 'some awful error [which] was committed, an accidental

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    Discuss the ways in which Joyce, through Stephen Dedalus, explores the relationship between the word and the world. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 'The Word Became Flesh In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.' John 1:1[1] How do we as readers understand the difference between what 'word' and 'world' signify? The phrasing of the title question highlights a tension of opposition that requires some clarifying

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    A Deconstructive Reading of Billy Budd Billy, who cannot understand ambiguity, who takes pleasant words at face value and then obliterates Claggart for suggesting that one could do otherwise, whose sudden blow is a violent denial of any discrepancy between his being and his doing, ends up radically illustrating the very discrepancy he denies. - Barbara Johnson, p. 86 With Barbara Johnson's splendid Critical Difference we are willy-nilly plunged into deconstruction. At the moment I shall not

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    A Note Regarding Paul de Man's The Intention Structure of the Romantic Image In "The Intentional Structure of the Romantic Image," one encounters a piece of the twentieth-century discussion of the philosophical considerations of language. One can say that Paul de Man really takes the view of Romanticism akin to that of Martin Heidegger's view of poetry in general. Heidegger states that poetry must be a kind of "speaking being" or the creation of something "new" through language.(Note 1) Language

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    aware of Jim's sense of love and humanity when Jim discovers Pap's corpse on the houseboat: ...But it didn't budge. So I hollered again, and then Jim says: "De man ain't asleep -- he's dead. You hold still-- I'll go en see. "He went, and bent down and looked, and says: "It's a dead man. Yes, indeedy; naked, too. He's ben shot in de back. I reck'n he's ben dead two er three days. Come in, Huck, but doan' look at his face -- it's too gashly." This is an example of how Jim is a humane and

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    Battle of Yorktown began when British general Charles Cornwallis, pursued by Americans under the command of Marquis de Lafayette, retreated to the sea to resupply his troops. British general Charles Cornwallis had met up with Henry Clinton in Virginia to join forces for a total of 9000 troops and to attack Washington together, but Washington was informed of this plan and sent Marquis de Lafayette to meet them and retaliate. When Clinton heard that Americans were coming down under French leadership,

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    The Battle of Yorktown

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    Revolutionary War.” While this is true, there is still much that can be learned from the principles applied, that still has relevance today. General George Washington, along with his allied French commanders, Lieutenant General Jean-Baptiste Ponton de Rochambeau and Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Graves, they exquisitely displayed how a execute siege operations. This battle also displayed a great example of how multinational operations can be successful. In August 1781, General George Washington, who was

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    Napoleon Bonaparte: Pragmatic Use of Power

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    Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican and Republican, General and Emperor, came from relatively humble beginnings to reshape France and shake the world. Most people remember Napoleon as the dictator who ruled France with an iron hand, who made an ill-fated invasion of Russia and who lost the Battle of Waterloo effectively ending his reign. The circumstances surrounding his rise to the Consulate and eventually Emperor of the French is less known. Eric Hobsbawn said in his book Age of Revolution 1789-1848 that

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    Jean-Paul Sartre: On the Other Side of Despair In an age of modern pessimism and inauthentic, insignificant existence, Jean-Paul Sartre clearly stands out amongst the masses as a leading intellectual, a bastion of hope in the twentieth century. Confronting anguish and despair, absurdity and freedom, nihilism and transcendence, "Sartre totalized the twentieth century... in the sense that he was responsive with theories to each of the great events he lived through" as Arthur C. Danto commented

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    Paul Cezanne, a famous French artist, and Post-Impressionist painter who made his fame by first painting portraits of family, making him a very important part of the ninetieth century, which started the transition of artistic endeavor to a completely new world of art to the twentieth century. Paul Cezanne was born on January 19, 1839 in Aix-en-Provence, France. While Paul was growing up, his parents affected a lot of the choices that were made. Paul’s father, Louis Auguste Cezanne was a wealthy

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