Relevance Essays

  • The Contemporary Relevance of Albert Camus

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    The Contemporary Relevance of Albert Camus ABSTRACT: After 350 years of continual social transformations under the push of industrialization, capitalism, world-wide social revolutions, and the development of modern science, what reasonably remains of the traditional faith in divine transcendence and providential design except a deep-felt, almost 'ontological' yearning for transcendence? Torn between outmoded religious traditions and an ascendant secular world, the contemporary celebration of

  • The Relevance of Sophocles to Today’s World

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    The Relevance of Sophocles to Today’s World A play is meant to entertain. A play that amuses the audience is considered a comedy, and a play that saddens is classified as a tragedy. Sophocles wrote tragedies about ordinary people and their interaction with fate. All of Sophocles’ major characters posses a heroic flaw. A heroic flaw is a trait that brings both good and bad events upon the character (Magill 3). Sophocles’ use of heroic flaws, the irony between a prophecy and a characters attempt

  • Understanding Relevance Legal Standard

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    substantial evidence. Regardless of what type evidence is presented must be relevant to the case to be admissible. “Relevance refers to any material fact or evidence having a tendency to make the existence of a matter at issue more probable than it would be without said fact (probative value)”(Britz, 2008, p. 344). In this paper, an examination of the legal standard of relevance evidence will be discussed. Furthermore, the rules of inclusion and exclusion of evidence based on the wording of the

  • The Relevance of Aristotle’s Poetics to the World Today

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    The Relevance of Aristotle’s Poetics to the World Today The Canadian novelist Michael Ondaatje, in his last novel titled In the Skin of a Lion, wrote that "the first sentence of every novel should be: Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human" (Ondaatje 223).  Ondaatje noted that what makes a novel a novel is order or, as that order is sometimes referred to today, plot and structure.  It is that structure that we, as both the audience and the artist, rely

  • The cultural relevance of the Bic Maxi lighter

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    The cultural relevance of the Bic Maxi lighter According to William J. Thomson, the natives of Easter Island’s “method of obtaining fire requires considerable preparation of material and patience on the part of the operator. A pointed stick of hard wood is rubbed against a piece of dry paper-mulberry until a groove, is formed, which finally becomes hot from the friction and ignites the lint or fiber thrown up at the end of the groove. This is blown into a flame, and dried grass added to it until

  • The Relevance of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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    The Relevance of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels Having read Jonathan Swift’s novel, Gulliver’s Travels, in high school, I found it an exciting task to reread this great work from a slightly older, more experienced outlook. I was pleasantly surprised to find that time had greatly changed the way I viewed this novel. Upon first reading the novel I feel that I viewed the book in a more childlike matter, scoffing at his ideas of world politics and not understanding much of his satire. I was

  • Modern Day Relevance of The Declaration of Independence

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    Modern Day Relevance of The Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents produced by an American thinker. Reading The Declaration of Independence presents the reader with a window into the world of revolutionary America. It conveys the dynamic nature of the time better than any written work of the period. The real importance of The Declaration of Independence lies not in the purpose for which Jefferson created it, to declare independence

  • Essay on Voltaire’s Candide: Relevance of Candide’s Message Today

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    Relevance of Candide’s Message in Today's World Voltaire's Candide is a philosophical tale of one man's search for true happiness and his ultimate acceptance of life's disappointments. Candide grows up in the Castle of Westfalia and is taught by the learned philosopher Dr. Pangloss. Candide is abruptly exiled from the castle when found kissing the Baron's daughter, Cunegonde. Devastated by the separation from Cunegonde, his true love, Candide sets out to different places in the hope of finding

  • The Relevance of Edith Wharton’s Roman Fever to the Modern World

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    The Relevance of Edith Wharton’s Roman Fever to the Modern World According to the World Health Organization, “of the 75 million children under five in Africa a million and a half die each year of pneumonia.” As distressing and sad as this statistic is, it points out the great danger pneumococcus still is to young people in the developing world. It’s in the developed world, but at a time before antibiotics, at a time when acute respiratory ailments posed an even greater but still preventable

  • Anne Robert Jaques Turgot and His Relevance to the French Revolution

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    Introduction Anne Robert Jaques Turgot, baron l' Aulne, was born in Paris on May 10, 1727 to a noble French family of Normandy. Following in the footsteps of his ancestors, who had furnished the state with numerous public officials, Turgot would achieve public renown as Intendent of Limoges and later as Controller General of all France. Although Turgot ended his public career in unfortunate circumstances, being dismissed by Louis XVI for ineffectiveness, his political theories became a major influence

  • Alienation in The Catcher in the Rye and The Grapes of Wrath

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    The theme of alienation is relevant in both “The Catcher in the Rye” and “The Grapes of Wrath. It is an idea presented very prominently in both books, expressed through characters, actions, and events. The Catcher in the Rye focuses on Holden Caulfield, a socially inadequate, sixteen year old boy who distances himself from others as a display of mental superiority driven by the idea he possesses that everyone is a phony, while he appears to be the only one who has remained genuine and authentic in

  • Why Character Evidence Should Not Be Admitted during Quasi-Criminal Trials

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    In this paper, I argue that courts should not treat civil parties in quasi-criminal cases the same as criminal defendants because character evidence can be misused as propensity character evidence. Part II of this paper discusses the bar against admitting character evidence. Part III deals with the split among courts as to whether this rule can apply in quasi-criminal cases. Part IV of this paper concludes that courts should resolve this split and refrain from treating civil parties in quasi-criminal

  • Law of Evidence: R v Kearley

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    inadmissible (unless part of the res gestae) or was inadmissible as hearsay in the form of an implied assertion. The facts of Kearley will be discussed, followed by an analysis of the decision by their Lordships, finally considering the issues of relevance and implied assertions in relation to the decision in Kearley. The facts of Kearley are well known. The disputed evidence was that the police officers whilst on the raid answered a number of callers to the flats, both by telephone and by visitors

  • Legal Case Analysis

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    Legal Case Analysis 1. In this matter I am asked to advise those instructing me as to whether the prosecution can adduce evidence of a written statement of a witness unwilling to testify at trial and secondly how her evidence might be presented if she decides to give evidence at trial. 2. I understand that Chrissie lives within close proximity to the scene of the crime and is in fact a ‘next door neighbour’. 3. Anterior to Chrissie’s involvement, the victim, Bella, was attacked in her

  • A Comparison of Second Coming and World Is Too Much with Us

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    evolving, or do these great poets have the power to see into the future? In this brief essay, I will investigate the immortal characteristics of poetry written between 1794 and 1919. And, I will show that these classical poems can actually hold more relevance today, than they did in the year they were written. Along the way, we will pay close attention to the style of the poetry, and the strength of words and symbols used to intensify the poets’ revelations. The World Is Too Much with Us, written by

  • Macbeth Relevance Essay

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    Good morning organisers of the “Barden Me- Revisiting Shakespeare” conference. Thank you for inviting me to discuss my perspective on the relevance of William Shakespeare works in contemporary society. In my academic opinion I believe that Shakespeare’s literary works are in fact still both significant and important in modern society. Particularly, one of his most famous play “Macbeth” undeniably demonstrates how Shakespeare’s plays are still relevant to today’s youth. Through the manipulation of

  • The Rigour-Relevance Gap

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    research is the rigour-relevance gap. This gap can be described as the lack of connection between rigourous scientific research to relevant managerial practice. I.e. scientific research is expected to be rigourous with references, theories and models based on logical arguments or empirical analysis, while managerial practice searches for relevant, applicable theories and models. Different aspects of the rigour-relevance gap are subject to the discussion: (1) the relevance of the gap itself (BRON)

  • St. Augustine and the Problem of Evil from a Christian Basis

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    St. Augustine and the Problem of Evil from a Christian Basis In his Confessions, St. Augustine writes about a large number of topics that continue to have relevance today. The text documents the development of Augustine’s faith and his Christian philosophy, and one thing of particular interest is his argument for the nature of evil. Christianity predicates several important ideas that Augustine builds upon in his philosophy, and within its context, he presents a thorough, compelling argument

  • Minotaur's Cultural Relevance

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    Minotaur Cultural relevance Minotaur, as a cultural image goes up against the exemplification of evil in a way that precludes it from human influence. In other words, the social criticalness of Minotaur comes from the mastery of its natural, savage insidiousness as a beast. Through this illustration, Minotaur's social reception is exhibited as an image related with an unadulterated, wicked type of evil. Historical significance Being a Greek folklore, this story is a myth which was accepted to

  • The Relevance and Authority of Scripture

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    The relevance and authority of scripture from three different viewpoints first evangelical with its strong emphasis on the Word of God it left little room to advance with the ever changing culture. Second the Liberal movement was all about cultural relevance and used only as a record of history. Each holds a valid argument Neo-Orthodox however is a good blend of both cultural relevance and scriptural foundation. The Issues Evangelical Evangelicalism carried a strong emphasis on the Word of God. Which