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    Jude the Obscure and Social Darwinism

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    Jude the Obscure and Social Darwinism Jude the Obscure is indeed a lesson in cruelty and despair; the inevitable by-products of Social Darwinism. The main characters of the book are controlled by fate's "compelling arm of extraordinary muscular power"(1), weakly resisting the influence of their own sexuality, and of society and nature around them. Jude's world is one in which only the fittest survive, and he is clearly not equipped to number amongst the fittest. In keeping with the strong

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    Eulogy for Mother

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    known her as a friend. My mom shared much of herself with me, and I saw sides of my mother as she struggled with her cancer that I had never seen before, especially her strong belief in positive thinking and the importance of quality of life. I was privileged to know so many facets of my mother, but certainly I did not know all. There were parts of her life that I didn’t see, relationships that I didn’t know about. Last night, at the wake, so many stories were told to me about my mom’s strength, courage

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    despair and pain seem to be shouting out of these carcasses with 'mangled flesh.' Part of this difference in tonality may be due to the gender of the narrators and similarly the authors. As a man, Blake has always maintained the position a more privileged position in society compared to More simply because she is a woman. Although Blake may not agree with slavery, he is not writing from the perspective of a person who has been marginalized because of a biological difference within him, whereas More

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    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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    When it was written in 1925, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, by Anita Loos was heralded as a tremendous novel. It was seen as cutting edge and insightful, yet somewhat risqué in its portrayal of Lorelei Lee and her escapades. I can see how this may have been thought at that time, seeing as how women were looked at in such a different way then they are currently. The fact that a women with as little know-how as Lorelei can manipulate men the way that she does, leaves no question as to who is the superior

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    My Bigger

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    deal with such hardships, but did deal with more national and social challenges. My Bigger No.1 had a great influence and impact on my life for 17 years and still going. He was born in the first year of the baby boom era. His childhood was good and privileged but it was when he got out of high school when things changed. He did go to college for a half year and flunked out. The country was in a transition period from the mid 60’s to the late 70’s and Bigger No.1 was right in the middle of it and old

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    Immagration Benefits

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    incorrectly. This is a problem that affects everyone, not just immigrants. They might not pay those taxes, and receive wages under the table, but those under the table jobs can come in handy for the rest of us. How many U.S. born teenagers would be privileged to get paid two or three dollars an hour to take out the trash and clean toilets. Those might be jobs that they are using up that could go to native-born Americans, ...

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    Why is Politics Important? We have been asked why we are decreasingly involved with politics and political concerns; perhaps a better question would be why should we be more so? We are a generation that learns from experience, that takes its truth not from the words of those in power, but rather from what we can observe with our own eyes and ears. We have been lied to countless times, in every way possible, and are starting to become jaded and indifferent to the entire thing. "When have I lied

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    Boss Mustang

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    BOSS is not a big car at all. In fact the BOSS is short. The reason the car is so short and arrow-dynamic is so the car can get more speed when flying down the road. The BOSS is a 4-seater with comfortable space for children. I myself have been privileged enough to drive this car. The first thing I noticed when driving the car was the smoothness it had. This car was extremely light, 2164 pounds. Motor World has examined this car from front to back and give it a perfect 10. Every magazine I¡¦ve looked

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    Soup Nazi

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    to the fact that the customer is providing money and business to the service, the provider of that service is generally supposed to be some what submissive to the desires of the customer. The “Soup Nazi”, as he is called, makes the customer feel privileged to be receiving his soup and as if they were doing him a service, and not the other way around. Kramer, who is the only one that the “Soup Nazi” seems to speak openly too, understands him, and states that the “Soup Nazi” is a slave to his soup

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    A Reality In Fiction

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    33). On July 14, 1789, the French Revolution officially began by the storming of the Bastille. The reason the Bastille was attacked was because it was seen as a symbol of the King’s power (Wright 34). This led to ten years of attacks made upon the privileged because of the abuses the common people felt from the ruling classes. Soon after the Bastille was taken, many other outbursts and riots occurred in France. Many aristocrats’ chateaux were burned, and this era of violence became known as The Great

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