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    Desiderius Erasmus' The Praise of Folly Originally meant for private circulation, the Praise of Folly, by Desiderius Erasmus, scourges the abuses and follies of the various classes of society, especially the church. It is a cold-blooded, deliberate attempt to discredit the church, and its satire and stinging comment on ecclesiastical conditions are not intended as a healing medicine but a deadly poison. The Praise of Folly, by Desiderius Erasmus, takes on a very diverse form of life during

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    In the novel entitled The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne illustrates the effect alienation has on individuals. The act of adultery in the novel causes many individuals to suffer the personal consequences of alienation in some way. Using direct and indirect relationships with adultery, Hawthorne uses alienation to negatively affect the lives of Hester, Dimmesdale, Pearl, and Chillingworth. In the novel, an adulterous relationship directly leads to alienation negatively impacting Hester and

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    Clouds threatened another rainstorm. then the strangest thing happened: The clouds parted and the sun burst out, flooding the spectacle. The president's speech was brief it was 701 words. “Foundly do we hope-fervently do we pray- that this might scourge of war may speedily pass away… With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have

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    Tha Nature of Sin

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    As the cold, metal bar inches closer and closer to my face, the eminent threat of the 250 lb weight becomes insistently more overbearing. My chest is concaving from the excruciating pressure and it’s all I can do to not give in and fall prisoner to the weight. However, the end result is undeniably inevitable: the weight will crush me completely. This feeling of intense pressure and the struggle bench pressing ensues is highly comparable to the overwhelming effects that sin can cause in one’s life

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    Hawthorne writes, ?His [Dimmesdale?s] inward trouble drove him to practices more in accordance with the old, corrupted faith of Rome than with the better light of the church ? In Mr. Dimmesdale's secret closet, under lock and key, there was a bloody scourge.? Later, he says that he tries to confess by saying that he has sinned but the Puritan community misinterprets it as a sign of him being a saint and that if he has sinned then what are they. Chillingworth is also a sinner because he pretends to be

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    punished.” (Shakespeare 5.3.320). Prince will not personally be punishing anyone, for those who deserve to be punished have already been reprimanded by the actions of Romeo and Juliet. This is proven when he states, “Capulet, Montague, See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love, And I, for winking at your discords too, Have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished.” (Shakespeare 5.3.301-305) This shows that everyone involved in the tragedy of Romeo

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    Haiti’s Poverty, where you raised a lot of interesting points regarding the aforementioned topic. In your article the main reasons behind Haiti’s poverty were as follows: decades of American occupation; Natural disasters; environmental destruction; the scourge of HIV; and the inadequate control of Haiti’s finances. It is indeed a shame that such a promising young country, with wonderful ideas and a beautiful culture has so clearly lost its way through many of the reasons you listed. Haiti’s potential and

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    Fall of Rome

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    Fall of Rome Essay: Why was it possible for Rome to become an empire and last so long. What were the reasons for it's fall? Rome was one of the greatest empires of the ancient world. The early Roman state was founded in 509 B.C. after the Romans drove out the hated Etruscan king. By this time Rome had already grown from a cluster of small villages to a small city. Little did the settlers know that this was the beginning of one of the greatest and largest empires ever known. After Rome

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    The Connection of God and Nature in Bryant’s “Thanatopsis” “Thanatopsis”, by William Cullen Bryant says that nature tells us different things at different times. When we are having good times, God and nature attribute to that. When we are having bad times, God and nature are willing to help us through our problems. In this poem, Bryant makes a connection between God and Nature through society, imagery, destiny, status, and trust. Although ‘Thanatopsis’ is the Greek word for meditation on death,

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    The Influence of Shakespeare on Dumas

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    The Influence of Shakespeare on Dumas Alexandre Dumas was the writer of many famous books such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Dumas was influenced by many different authors and play writers, but one significant influence on Dumas’ writing was the work of William Shakespeare. Dumas used Shakespeare’s ideas of poison and romance in his novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Experts say that one pivotal element that Dumas used in The Count of Monte Cristo that is also used in the

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