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    Critical Analysis Essay on The Violent Bear It Away Thesis Statement: Flannery O’Connor was an extraordinary writer, but despite the fact that she only lived to be thirty-nine because of lupus. It did not stop her from writing The Violent Bear It Away which has a religious approach on explaining two different worldviews. Within the novel O’Connor dives into a confused boy’s head and his battle between choosing Christianity and a more American, secular, and science based lifestyle. Throughout the

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    Synopsis of “The Violent Bear it Away” Genre: Fiction By: Flannery O’Connor The novel “The Violent Bear it Away” initiates when Francis Marion Tarwater, an orphan boy, is only fourteen and who Mason Tarwater, his great uncle, passed away at the age of eighty four. Francis wants to bury him and begins to excavate a hole. As he is doing this he is reminded about a day that is great uncle talked to him about his own parents and how they died in a car crash when he was born and how he had saved him

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    The Doubles Motif in Flannery O’Connor's The Violent Bear It Away In The Violent Bear It Away, Flannery O’Connor makes use of the doubles motif.  The doubles motif occurs when one character looks at another character and sees or senses yet another character’s presence.  In this novel, Francis and Rayber not only serve as doubles for each other but also as a double for Mason. Francis makes Mason Tarwater’s presence felt by the way he talks and the fact that he, like Mason, never removes his

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    Bear Baiting Analysis

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    During the Renaissance era bear baiting was popular in all classes, especially the upper class. Kings and nobles, kept their own bear wards and watched bear baiting frequently in the gardens at their palaces. Bear baiting ‍is when dogs are forced to attack a bear that is chained to a stake by the neck or leg. The dog’s job was to tear the bear’s throat while the bear would try to defend himself. The positioning and expressions of the animals and men show Medieval Bair Baiting by Geoffrey Luttrell

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    equates to lower rates of violent crime. It does not take an intelligent person to realize that if someone was to take away the good guy’s gun, he no longer has a gun to shoot that bad guy with a gun. A summary, pieced together by legal scholar Don B. Kates, shows that over the 30-year time span, from 1974 to 2003, the number of guns in circulation doubled, murder rates declined by one-third. One percent increase in gun ownership correlates to a 4.1 percent drop in violent crime. Every year, the United

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    The Right to Keep and Bear Arms The right to keep and bear arms was considered a fundamental, individual right in the original 13 colonies from the pre-Revolutionary period through the ratification of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution in 1791. The Amendment states: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The right to keep and bear arms has been a topic of extreme controversy in this

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    Violence and the Brain

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    there a biological basis for violent behavior in the brain? Recent research links "neurological impairments and psychoses" to violent behavior (1). The "psychological effects" of brain damage and disease can cause the mind to lose touch with reality leading to criminal and violent behavior (1). As a result, free will may be deserted in an individual suffering from abnormalities and chemical imbalances in the brain (2). Consequently, legal issues arise because violent offenders with mental illnesses

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    California Gun Laws

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    the amendments of the constitution is the right to bear arms. This allows many to protect themselves as well as defend against an abusive government. Many supporters of the second amendment believe that without the right to bear arms, the government would be free to control the people without resistance. The second amendment states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." This shows the importance

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    Americans and Firearms

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    in the ongoing and emotional debate of the right to bear arms, many Americans may also tell you that the most important part of living by the sword, is that you do live. Those who support the right to bear arms claim that not only is firearm ownership an inherit right of American citizens, but is necessary in a country that is among the highest in the world in firearms related deaths. Amidst questionable political agendas and the rise in violent crimes both with and without firearms, the underlying

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    Amendment states, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right to bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This is one of the amendments that uplifted our amazing country. The right to bear arms is an American quality that is strong to build dour nation. Why try to take this away? Gun control policies are an arising problem that the united states face. Taking away guns is not going to prevent major mass shooting, guns are needed for personal safety, and sport shooting

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