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    Suzanne Collins, the author of the Hunger Games trilogy, made sure that every detail of her work was significant. Her work is well thought out, that even the characters’ names are not just labels of identity, but serve a bigger contribution to the story. The tale is of a futuristic place of the name Panem, which is divided into twelve districts and a Capitol. The Capitol controls every aspect of life in the districts, as it hosts annual hunger games. Tributes are taken from each district and battle

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    Comparing Christianity and Stoicism

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    Zondervan Publishing House, 1995. Clarke, M.L. The Roman Mind. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1960. Metzger, Bruce M. The Oxford Companion to the Bible. 1993. Murray, Gilbert. Stoic, Christian and Humanist. London: C.A. Watts, 1940. Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Letters From a Stoic. Translation and Introduction by Robin Campbell. New York: Penguin, 1969. Stavrianos, L.S. A Global History: From Prehistory to the Present. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1988. Wenley, T.M. Stoicism and its

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    16th and early 17th century. Shakespeare was largely influenced in his tragedies by the writer Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also known as Seneca the Younger. Seneca was a Roman philosopher who lived in 4 BCE to 65 CE (Dudley). Seneca adapted many Roman tragedies into his own works, which became known as revenge tragedies, and he became the influence for many writers and playwrights. In England, Seneca was considered one of the greatest authors of classical tragedies, and every educated Elizabethan learned

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    Stoicism in De Officiis Written by Cicero

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    After Stoicism spread to Rome it took off in popularity because it was introduced to a well known and respected individual: the famous general Scipio Africanus the Younger. Scipio was a general famous for his victories in the third punic war and for conquering cities in Spain. He was born into a great Patrician family and adopted into another, while still keeping close with his birth family. He was descended by blood or legal ties to Consuls and several famed generals.The philosopher who introduced

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    The Roman philosopher Seneca the Younger once said “Perjor est bello timor ipse belli”, which translates to: “the dread of war is worse than war itself”. With this quote, Seneca identifies that war has both its physical and mental tolls on its participants. The psychological and emotional scars of war do much more damage to a solider than the actual physical battles. Tim O’ Brien repeats this idea many years later in his novel “The Things They Carried”, by describing how emotional burdens outweigh

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    Stoicism is not just another Greek philosophy – it is a way of life. Common belief characterizes a Stoic as lacking emotion. Stoic reasoning behind a lack of emotion, or indifference, is to prevent passion from blinding rational judgment. Indifference is not the sole identifier of a Stoic; other characteristics include moderation and virtue. Stoicism teaches that happiness can only be obtained through virtue. To achieve indifference and virtue, certain sacrifices need to be made, which is where moderation

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    Characteristics of a Machiavel in The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet To understand a renaissance machiavel as portrayed in The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet, it is necessary to find characters from both works that exhibit the characteristics of a machiavel (Plotting, secrecy and eventually murder). This is the difficult part, as most of the major characters in both plays exhibit some, if not all of these characteristics - while neither Heironimo nor Hamlet are villains, they both rely upon machiavellian

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    Desensitized America

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    In Candide by Voltaire, there is an instance in the life of the old woman that outrages her. When she meets up with the Mores and they act abusive and intrusive toward her, she is initially outraged. When she stops to think about it, she exclaims that if she had been a person more knowledgeable about their customs, she would be less upset. This suggests that people everyday overlook acts that would be considered by an outsider to be appalling. In our society I can think of many instances that we

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    "Psycho-Analytic Notes on an Autobiographical Account of a Case of Paranoia (Dementia Paranoides)" written by Freud reads: If the persecutor Fleschig was originally a person whom Schreber loved, then God must also simply be the reappearance of some one else whom he loved, and probably of some one of greater importance. If we pursue this train of though, which seems to be a legitimate one, we shall be driven to the conclusion that this other person must have been his father; in which case it will

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    virtues, whereas vocational studies tend to have a more practical approach. In “On Liberal and Vocational Studies,” Roman philosopher Seneca gives his own view of happiness and the importance of liberal studies in virtuous character of men. As a champion for living a virtuous life as opposed to materialism, Seneca’s remarks explain his arguments for virtue. Essentially, Seneca argues that men should not place emphasis on the things of this world arguing that happiness is not achieved by the possessions

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    “Every person has negative character traits that they struggle with and should continue to improve. That’s part of being human (Thomas). Every person who has lived has had to battle against human character flaws like anger, jealously, wrath, and greed, over the span of their life. Nations, world leaders, down to the average person has had their downfall due to these negative character flaws. The three monsters in Beowulf each represent a specific flaw in human character with Grendel representing

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    When Heathcliff was younger, he was cruelly mistreated by Hindley. As they got older, Hindley still mistreated Heathcliff and treated him as a servant when he took possession of Wuthering Heights after his father died. After a few years, Heathcliff leaves, then returns to Wuthering

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    Stoic Hypocrisy and the Corporeality of Lekta In the Stoic account of physics, all things identified, debated, discussed and pondered fall strictly into certain categories in the Stoic ontological structure. Of the three branches of the very broad category of ‘somethings,’ the two most relevant to this paper are bodies and incorporeals. The rigid conception of Physics as articulated by the Stoics seems to use the incorporeal somethings as a means to categorize, locate, and evaluate those things

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    schools of thought and have been the subject of scholarly debate for many years. However the question lies not in whether such similarities exist but on how they came to be; and this can be answered no better than by the letters of both Lucius Annaeus Seneca, a stoic philosopher, and his contemporary, Paul the apostle. By considering their backgrounds, beliefs, and writings, one can draw one of two conclusions: either Paul was indeed greatly influenced by Stoic teachings or he was merely writing in the

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    Told from the perspective of an oppressed and scorned woman, Medea tells the tale of bitter fury run amuck. Set in the city-state of Corinth, Greece in 431 B.C. Medea is a Greek tragedy. The story begins with Medea’s nurse bemoaning the day Medea met Jason, starting this tragic chain of events. The Nurse, not only laments the lengths, up to and including murder, that Medea has already went to in her love of Jason, but also the fact that she knows Medea is not going to put up with the treatment

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    Characterisation is hugely important to a plot just for it to make some sort of sense. The characterisation of key figures in the plot, however, has huge significance as it helps you to understand why the characters perform certain, (often unthinkable,) actions. If we only have one dimensional characters described to us then we are unable to immerse ourselves into a highly complex plot. Intense characterisation makes us form connections with key figures and actually empathise with some of them, especially

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    death , which was on that time one of the most important position in the administration of the republic of Florence. Salutati ethical perspective was much influenced by stoicism doctrine and was based on his reading of the Roman moralists Cicero and Seneca. However he gradually moved toward a Aristotelian's point of view and mainly he interested in the emotions. Salutati become very suspicious about the Stoic claim that complete non emotionality is possible. But for Salutati that more interestingly

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    Life teaches us a lot of things. But none is a better teacher than friendship (Importance of Friendship). There is one person who knows who I really am and that is my best friend, Danny. Friendship is a special love. Finding a true friend is always hard. So when one is found, it is important to hang on tight. The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. Growing up, I was the girl that was confident, strong, and had all the answers. No one had fully ever understood me or my actions

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    Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a roman philosopher that lived from 4 B.C. to 65 A.D., offered some of the most influentially inspiring writings that argue the very purpose of life and the inward reflection of oneself. Seneca was a confidant of the Roman Emperor Nero and towards the end of his life procured many letters and writings of his beliefs to mentees. He is considered a major influence on the Christian theology because of the comparison between the morality expressed in his philosophy and verses

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    The Essence of Tragedy in The Book of Job and Oedipus Rex In the search for the essence of the tragedy, The Book of Job and Oedipus Rex are central. Each new tragic protagonist is in some degree a lesser Job or Oedipus, and each new work owes an indispensable element to the Counselors and to the Greek idea of the chorus. The Book of Job, especially the Poet's treatment of the suffering and searching Job, is behind Shakespeare and Milton, Melville, Dostoevski, and Kafka. Its mark is on all

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