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  • Galileo: Scientist, Scholar, Rebel

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    Seventeenth-century European study was controlled by two powerful forces: the Roman Catholic Church, headed by the Pope, and ancient philosophy dominated by the 2000-year-old ideas of the Greek philosopher, Aristotle. The Church had an overwhelming influence on the lives of most Europeans. During Galileo’s time one in twelve people living in Rome was either a cleric or a nun.1 The Church forbid any teaching that deviated from what was taught in the Bible. To enforce this control, the Church set up

  • The Degradation of Women in American Scholar

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    The Degradation of Women in American Scholar In "The American Scholar," Ralph Waldo Emerson characterizes the nature of the American scholar in three categories: nature, books, and action.  The scholar is one who nature mystifies, because one must be engrossed with nature before he can appreciate it.  In nature, man learns to tie things together; trees sprout from roots, leaves grow on trees, and so on.  Man learns how to classify the things in nature, which simplifies things in his mind (section

  • Edification or False Idolatry in Emerson's The American Scholar

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    Edification or False Idolatry in Emerson's The American Scholar Commencement speeches are customarily routine, pedantic, platitude filled, mildly inspiring lectures.  This description, however, was never applied to Ralph Waldo Emerson's oration, "The American Scholar," delivered to the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Harvard in 1837.  Oliver Wendell Holmes called this speech America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence."  In addition to being a call for literary independence from Europe and

  • Oneness in Walden, Nature and American Scholar

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    Oneness in Walden, Nature and American Scholar Some of the most prominent works which express a relationship between the individual and nature are undoubtedly Walden by Henry David Thoreau and the essays written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, specifically Nature and The American Scholar. In each of these works, an idea of wholeness, "oneness," with nature is expressed. Thoreau and Emerson both believe that man, in order to live a full, happy life, must live in harmony with nature. Both writers share

  • Does ‘The American Scholar’ Reflect the Values of the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution? 4

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    In an address to the scholars in the Phi Beta Kappa society at Cambridge in Massachusetts Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1837 delivered a speech in which he stated that the literature during the European influence required scholars to memorize texts written by other writers. The speech was titled The American Scholar and the main idea of his speech was that the literature in America should be completely different from the European literature. Basically the scholars should have the freedom to write in any

  • Does ‘The American Scholar’ Reflect the Values of the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution? 1

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    British would. In 1837 Ralph Waldo Emerson delivered a speech called The American Scholar at Cambridge, Massachusetts to criticize how the Americans still kept alive what they had learned from the British and to remind people the real American culture in every aspect of their lives. Emerson stated that every citizen in America has the right to freedom and to display their own culture. In literature he suggested that scholars can form a new way of writing through nature than memorizing the writings of

  • The American Scholar

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    To what extent does ‘The American scholar’ reflect the values of the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution? After enduring the domination from England’s rules and power for many years, America finally fetched the liberty from England. That was the day when the Americans enjoyed the Independence Day on 4th of July in 1776. During the declaration of independence the main priority of America was the human rights. By then the literature came to an existence in America and people started

  • The Transformation of The Scholar

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    In the past the education has been dominated by the male, but as of late the female has become the new face of the scholar. In the feminist push for gender equality the male has been left to fend for himself in the public school environment. There is evidence saying that women are reading more than men, the first part of the problem. Another underlying cause is that the public school system is not geared to promote male interest in reading or education. Also with the spotlight being shined on female

  • Islam in morned times

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    Mission Statement for The Study of Islam Section @ the American Academy of Religion The American Academy of Religion is the world's largest learned society and professional association of scholars and teachers in the field of religion. Through academic conferences, publications and a variety of program and membership services, the American Academy of Religion (AAR) fosters excellence in scholarship and teaching. It also aims to advance publication and scholarly communication on religion; to welcome

  • Polonius: A Fool in Shakespeare’s Hamlet

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    into every language. Polonius is one of the major characters in Hamlet, his role in the play is of great interest to scholars. Parts of Hamlet present Polonius as a fool, whose love of his own voice leads to his constant babbling. Scholars have been analyzing the character of Polonius for centuries, and his role in Hamlet will continue to be analyzed for centuries to come. Scholars believe that Shakespeare created Polonius as a fool because of his foolish dialogue throughout the play. Polonius granted