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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
The Odyssey Friday, September 29, 2000 English 10 How can one learn about a society which has long ceased to exist? How can one learn about the things that were important to them once their bodies have been interred for centuries? The bodies have long since been part of the earth, yet the voices of many of the ancients still waif clearly through time throughout the art, the music, and the literature they left as their legacy. A mans lifestyle, beliefs and habits as revealed in their art mirror t
The Republic
The Republic
The Republic Re-Write Plato’s The Republic provides an exploration of Plato’s theory that morality or justice are discovered when a clear distinction is made between belief and knowledge. Plato draws an analogy between the operation of society as a whole and the life of any individual human being within that society to discover morality or justice. He assumes that morality and justice will only be found when three other characteristics are also exhibited. Plato uses his argument “by elimination”
Oedipus the King
Oedipus the King
Oedipus the King In the play Oedipus The King, I will apply the concept of the tragic hero to the character Oedipus. The perception of the tragic hero evokes our pity and terror if he is neither thoroughly good nor thoroughly evil but a mixture of both. The tragic effect is stronger if the hero is more moral than we are. The tragic hero suffers a change in fortune from happiness to misery because of a mistaken act, which he performs due to his hamartia error of judgment. A form of hamartia is hu
A Biography
A Biography
A Biography of Thomas B. Macaulay Thomas Babington Macaulay,was an English historian, essayist, and statesman born on .Oct. 25, 1800, and died on. Dec. 28, 1859, , Macaulay founded the Whig school of history. His parents were devout evangelicals who were active in the fight to abolish slavery; when Macaulay entered Parliament in 1830 he became a noted orator for the causes of reform and toleration. Macaulay argued vigorously for ending restrictions on Jews, and he made eloquent and forceful spee
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird Choose any novel that you have read and comment on its historical content. To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is set in the imaginary town called Maycomb, Alabama during the depression of the 1930s. It is a coming-of-age story whose narrator and protagonist is Jean Louise Finch, or Scout. Although the story itself takes place from the time Scout is aged 6 to 9, it is told by Scout as an adult. Lee uses the unprejudiced observations of a child to reveal the discri
The Republic of Turkey
The Republic of Turkey
The Republic of Turkey May 20, 2004 Humanities 502 Geography Report Turkey Did you know that Turkey, now named The Republic of Turkey, was once the heart of the huge Ottoman Empire that contained a lot of the Middle East, North Africa, and all of the southeastern part of Europe? It is located in two continents—Asia and Europe, but mostly Asia. There are a lot of things about Turkey that one could talk about… Let's talk about the size first. In area it is about 300,000 square miles. As mentioned
Blake's Songs Of Innocence And Experience
Blake's Songs Of Innocence And Experience
Blake's Songs Of Innocence And Experience In William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, the gentle lamb and the horrible tiger define childhood by setting a contrast between the innocence of youth and the experience of age. The Lamb is written with childish repetitions and a selection of words which could amuse any audience under the age of five. Blake represents the lamb as youthfulness. The Tyger is a very hard natured character compared to The Lamb. The Tyger is a poem in which the au
Wealth Poverty and
Wealth Poverty and
Wealth, Poverty, and Economics in Proverbs Job and Proverbs April 3/00 Box #260 Wealth, poverty and economics has been one of the main areas of human interest and investigation over the last three hundred years. Beginning in earnest during the enlightenment period of Europe, economics and wealth has been studied thoroughly and aggressively. Often times, this debate has produced great ideological and polemical debates, even wars and revolutions.[1] Indeed, man has been increasingly described and
Lifes Work
Lifes Work
Life’s Work Eng 102 Thomas Lanier Williams, better known as Tennessee Williams, like many of the greatest authors, playwrights, and poets, often wrote his best work about what he knew. The people met and situations experienced influenced the growth and characters of Williams’ work. His play The Glass Menagerie reflects Williams own life so much that it could be mistaken as pages from his own autobiography. Tennessee’s mother, Edwina Estelle Dakin, often reflected on the past and recanted her you
Patristic Views on
Patristic Views on
Patristic Views on Gender and Women Patristic History and Thought December 6, 2000 Women, gender, and the roles given or expected to play, have been of great debate throughout human history. In the last century, western society has undergone a dramatic shift in their understanding(s) of women. Women now have the vote, property rights and other important legal protections. Besides these legal guarantees, social attitudes and norms of the feminine have also changed. A women’s place is no longer “b
Gender Roles of Women in
Gender Roles of Women in
Gender Roles of Women in Post-WW I Britain and France and the Effects of the First World War Thereof European History: 1890-1939 UCFV June 31/99 The First World War was a tumultuous time for Europeans of all countries. The war ravished many of the social institutions of European society, including: the family, gender roles, economic structures, and the work place. The nature of “total-war” would change European society forever, creating the modern women of the 1920’s and the subsequent gender w
Miles Davis and the Jazz Age
Miles Davis and the Jazz Age
Miles Davis and the Jazz Age Jazz History and Literature 22 April 2004 One of the most popular jazz musicians of all time is Miles Davis. Davis brought many new sounds and sights to the world of jazz. In his time, he had influence as an innovative bandleader, as well as a composer. Davis's pure sound was a major part of his unparalleled success. Miles Davis was born on May 26, 1926. He spent his childhood years in East St. Louis. His father was tough, but seemed to have Miles' best interests in
Superman
Superman
Superman “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s Superman.” Arguably one of the most popular Superheroes of our time. Made famous by his red cape and the jocks-over-pants look, Superman boasts incredible physical powers, eliminating crime, and filling up the Metropolis jails with thugs and other such hoodlums. But besides his mighty influence in comic books, movies, and T.V Shows, Superman holds some authority over the real world too. Superman’s Powers are essential to his power and authority ove
The Renaissance Era
The Renaissance Era
The Renaissance Era Historical Events 1500 – 1600: DL: African Slaves are taken across the Atlantic to work on sugar plantations – 1510. ED : University of Valencia founded – 1500 RP : Ahmed ad Mansur leads Moroccans into a battle against the Songhai – 1500 VA : Nuts and Bolts are first used in Europe – 1550’s. M : William Shakespeare is born – 1564. PH : Elizabeth I begins her reign as Queen of England – 1588. ST : The First toilet is invented – 1589. LT: Sir Walter Raleigh born - 1552 PH : Pol
Animal Farm and The Russian Revolution
Animal Farm and The Russian Revolution
Animal Farm and The Russian Revolution Animal Farm and The Russian RevolutionThe novel Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, can be compared to the Russian Revolution of 1917. The idea of a revolution came from Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto that he wrote with Fredrick Engels. It was 1924 when Vladimir Lenin died and left Trotsky alone to lead the Russian people. Joseph Stalin, another high-powered man, knew of Trotsky’s loss and tried to take over as ruler of the Russian people. Stalin prevai
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Animal Farm The novel, Animal Farm, was written by George Orwell and was published in 1946. The story is about a farm in England around the time of the Russian revolution. The animals on Manor Farm are irritated with the way they are being treated, so they start a revolution. The pigs, who were the smartest animals on the farm, took control of the farm while the other animals worked. Throughout the novel the pigs lie to the other animals and change the rules, of the farm to accommodate themselve
Aspects of Tragedy in Barttleby by Herman Melville 1870
Aspects of Tragedy in Barttleby by Herman Melville 1870
Aspects of Tragedy in Barttleby by Herman Melville (1870) Composition II July 14th, 2003 Herman Melville's short story Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street depicts the final days of a law writer or scrivener and the metamorphosis that takes place within his last employer. The story begins with the lawyer/narrator giving a description of himself, his office, and his three employees: Turkey, Nipper, and Ginger-Nut the errand boy. While I describe the story that I will introduce you with,
A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Literature
A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Literature
A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Literature Einstein once said that the only physical theory that will never be overtaken is the thermodynamic principle that the entropy of the universe is always increasing. In other words, our universe is constantly moving toward a state of increased disorder and chaos. If our post modern culture has any correlation to the physical world, I am inclined to agree. The basis of post modern literature is the theme of infinite regress, which echoes the l
Fahrenheit 451 A Charred Existence
Fahrenheit 451 A Charred Existence
Fahrenheit 451 – A Charred Existence Imagine living in a world where you are not in control of your own thoughts. Imagine living in a world in which all the great thinkers of the past have been blurred from existence. Imagine living in a world where life no longer involves beauty, but instead a controlled system that the government is capable of manipulating. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, such a world is brought to the awareness of the reader through a description of the impacts of censorshi
Gaining Insight on Death
Gaining Insight on Death
Gaining Insight on Death American Literature Death has fascinated and fueled the imaginations of writers over the course of history. Several of the passages we read in this theme are linked by death. These poems call up a dramatic range of emotions from solitary sadness and dark despair, at one extreme, to hope, perseverance, and dreams of restful peace at the other. The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, offers a simplified metaphor of the relationship between life and d
Kings use of religion to portray womens inequality
Kings use of religion to portray womens inequality
King’s use of religion to portray women’s inequality Today, the society still experiences prejudices against women, and native’s explore the faults through a combination of literature and religion. Thomas King portrays this through his witty book, Green Grass Running Water. He shows that the natives do not belittle the importance of women while Christianity does. King portrays these faults of Christianity through four old Indians and a coyote that are trying to fix up the world. The task becomes
Hamlet
Hamlet
Hamlet Between reality and illusion there exists a subtle line—so fine in fact that often times man steps right through reality into illusion without ever grasping the difference. Exact boundaries do not exist for reality as well as for illusion, leaving this “line” that separates the two nothing more than a blur. Throughout the play Hamlet and the film Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, both William Shakespeare and Tom Stoppard explore man’s incapability of separating reality and illusion b
Telemachus Hero or Puppet
Telemachus Hero or Puppet
Telemachus: Hero or Puppet? Pawns are often used in literature to manipulate the storyline. In many cases, these people are minor characters. They usually support the main idea, but are just tools that the author uses to convey the message and not very significant to the true meaning of the novel in question. But there can also be people in the story itself who control the weaker individuals. In the case of The Odyssey by Homer, the Gods are the ones who control the mortals. Athena repeatedly us
Richard Cory
Richard Cory
Richard Cory Eng 151 March 1st , 2004 For this week’s response, I chose Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem Richard Cory (130). I chose this poem because I enjoyed the way the poem unfolded and lead to the most unexpected twist at the end. Richard Cory was thought to be a gentleman from sole to crown by the townspeople. People in the downtown admired his looks; he was professional, fit, and he spoke with a grace of educated individual. How could a privileged person put a bullet through his head? Ric
The Awakening
The Awakening
The Awakening „The Awakening” is a novel in which we can notice many significant influences that made this book Kate Chopin’s masterpiece. I chose the last chapter ,because in my opinion it reveals the results of cultural, biographical and literal backgrounds in the most apparent way. In the last XXXIX chapter Victor and Mariequita flirt and discuss Edna’s dinner party. Suddenly they see Edna’s walking toward them. It is still quite long before the summer season, but Edna explains that she has a
What do you think have been the main themes of Russian writers in the
What do you think have been the main themes of Russian writers in the
What do you think have been the main themes of Russian writers in the 19th Century? All media forms, be they written or audio-visual reflect ideologies and themes of the era in which they are produced. 19th century Russian Literature similarly presents a pattern of themes and ideologies, relative to the social circumstances surrounding their creation. Many themes running through the Russian literature of this period parallels with the social change and political conflict of the time, bringing su
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Alfred Bernhard Nobel Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born on Oct. 21, 1833, in Stockholm, Sweden, and was the fourth son of Immanuel and Caroline Nobel. Immanuel was an inventor and engineer who had married Caroline Andrietta Ahlsell in 1827. The couple had eight children, of whom only Alfred and three brothers reached adulthood. Alfred was prone to illness as a child, but he enjoyed a close relationship with his mother and displayed a lively intellectual curiosity from an early age. He was intereste
Loose Change
Loose Change
Loose Change Come mothers and fathers throughout the land, And don't criticize what you can't understand, Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command, Your old road is rapidly agin'. Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand, For the times they are a-changin'. Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin' The Sixties gave us some of the most radical changes in our history. The Vietnam War and the Anti –war movement, student protests, the music, drug use, mini skirts, communal
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Father of Nation
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Father of Nation
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Father of Nation Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's achievement as the founder of Pakistan, dominates everything else he did in his long and crowded public life spanning some 42 years. Yet, by any standard, his was an eventful life, his personality multidimensional and his achievements in other fields were many, if not equally great. Indeed, several were the roles he had played with distinction: at one time or another, he was one of the gre
WSumith Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka
WSumith Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka
W.Sumith Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka Sumith Wickramasinghe was born on the island of Ceylon as it was known in 1935. His illustrious parents were Wickremarachige Subatheris and Somawathie Wickramasinghe - both his parents were Headteachers in two different village schools - Sumith's mother was Principal of Ambaraluwa Maha Vidyalaya in the village in Weliweriya in the Gampaha district. To this day Sri Lanka enjoys one of the highest literacy rates in Asia - the key message is education, education
A History of the English Church and People
A History of the English Church and People
A History of the English Church and People Conversion of Edward of N. Umbria. Instructed in Christianity. Debate whether or not worship of Christianity is better than pagan. Burned temple down. Sparrow=how we spend life on earth, banquet hall before after is unknown=pagan religion Las Siete Partidas: Castilian Law Code Jewish life in Spanish kingdom of Castile in reign of Alfonso the Wise. A learned ruler interested in history, science, and the law. Conduct around Christians. Segregation with pr
Socrates
Socrates
Socrates Intro Philosophy Spring 2004 1 Socrates Socrates was born in 469 B.C. and died in 399 B.C. He was a Greek philosopher of Athens and is generally considered as one of the wisest people of all times. He was the son of Sophroniscus, a sculptor, and Phaenarete, a midwife. During the early part of his life, he seems to have followed in his father's footsteps, working as a sculptor. Socrates served in the military but never wanted any important position in the army. Most of the findings of h
The Canadian Wilderness
The Canadian Wilderness
The Canadian Wilderness In his literary work “The trouble with wilderness”, William Cronon suggests that wilderness is a human construct. To many readers this contention would seem irrational, as so many of our fondest memories of wilderness are based on personal experiences from days past at the family cottage or summer camping trips. The notion that these experiences could be tainted by some misconception we all hold about the wilderness seems personally offensive. Many nature enthusiasts cher
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States Public Policy Analysis POL429 Central Washington University May 31, 2004 Since the passage of the Harrison Act in 1914, the federal approach to drug abuse control has included a variety of ways for reducing both the supply of, and demand for, illicit drugs. At first the supply and demand reduction strategies were grounded in the traditional deterrence model: Though legislation and criminal penalties, individuals would be discouraged from using
The Prince
The Prince
The Prince The Prince, written by Niccolo Machiavelli, is one of the first examinations of politics and science from a purely scientific and rational perspective. Machiavelli theorizes that the state is only created if the people cooperate and work to maintain it. The state is also one of man’s greatest endeavors, and the state takes precedence over everything else. The state should be one’s primary focus, and maintaining the sovereignty of the state one’s most vital concern. The state is founde
International Relations
International Relations
International Relations The study of international relations has been a contested ground for many decades. A specific indication of this would be explaining or understanding the nature or knowledge of the world. Many theorists from different schools of thought since the 1930’s have debated the contributions made among themselves. The main terminology here initially is the epistemology or ontology of the research among international relations theorists, much confined within the boundaries of soci
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EDUCATION
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EDUCATION
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EDUCATION COSTA RICA 1. THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE XXI CENTURY: AN OVERALL VISION. Today’s world, immersed in the globalization tendencies, requires the use of new technologies that implies to increase the complexity of activities. This creates a bigger quantity of employment positions that makes workers better training indispensable in order to carry out operations with sophisticated new technology. At the same time, that tends to diminish the non-qual
Video Games and Their Psychological Effects
Video Games and Their Psychological Effects
Video Games and Their Psychological Effects Each week people throughout the world spend millions of hours playing video games. Is this part of the problem with society today, or is it a new and positive form of entertainment? Since the early 1980’s people have been questioning the negative side effects of video games. Extremists are shouting that it is corrupting children by teaching violence. They have a good point when looking at notoriously violent games like Grand Theft Auto. On the other ha
Body Behavior
Body Behavior
“Body Behavior” Sociology paper Guayaquil - Ecuador UEES 2/8/2002 Contents: o Introduction o What’s Body Behavior? o Body Behavior in Business o Body Behavior dictionary o Interviews o Conclusion o Bibliography 1. Introduction. - Body language is the behaviors expressed by a person, even if it’s masking what he really feels in an unconscious level is transmitting the truth and can’t be hidden with words. Language is classified in verbal and non-verbal and the verbal language is only 7% of the me
Deception
Deception
Deception Is psychological science ever likely to devise an infallible method to detect deception? If so, how? If not, why not? The detection of lies is a highly complex process as there is great variation between individuals. This makes the process of devising a test that will apply to everyone and be 100% accurate very difficult if not impossible. There will always be an individual motivated enough to devise a way of falsifying information. Some tests are more reliable than others but without
Generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder Young people with an anxiety disorder typically are so afraid, worried, or uneasy that they cannot function normally. Anxiety disorders can be long-lasting and interfere greatly with a child's life. If not treated early, anxiety disorders can lead to: missed school days or an inability to finish school; impaired relations with peers; low self-esteem; alcohol or other drug use; problems adjusting to work situations; and anxiety disorder in adulthood. There are a numbe
Freud
Freud
Freud He is peeping through a small hole, from which a light comes out and shows his expression. Is it an expression of pleasure? No, it looks like pain he feels. But his eyes are looking so lusty in desire, he is masturbating. I have never seen an expression like this, he is both taking sexual pleasure and feeling a deep pain, plus he seems to be afraid of a mother who might catch him masturbating; he is in such a hurry. But that’s ridiculous, he is a grown up, why would a man be afraid of his
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder Children’s choices are heavily shaped by the context in which they live. All children are oppositional from time to time. The challenge is to distinguish between what is considered normal childhood behaviors and those that fall under the category of Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Oppositional Defiant Disorder is categorized as a disruptive behavior disorder by the American Psychiatric Association as documented in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition
In the Name of Buddha
In the Name of Buddha
In the Name of Buddha It is fascinating how belief in something or other could be so powerful and yet deadly. Over the centuries people committed themselves to religion and different kinds of Gods. In some cases peace would rule the people in the name of God, yet people also killed in the name of God. The question I always asked myself was if there really was the right religion or God to believe in. In some cases people believed ways, people it is not an easy question to answer, yet somehow peop
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam Allah (God) Islam is the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God). The name Allah (God) in Islam never refers to Muhammad (pbuh), as many Christians may think; Allah is the personal name of God. What do Muslims believe about Allah? 1. He is the one God, Who has no partner. 2. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not created, nor a part of His creation. 3. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just. 4. There is no other entity in the entire universe worthy of worship bes
ISLAM
ISLAM
ISLAM 570--Birth of Muhammad into Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca. Islamic tradition relates miraculous signs foretelling Muhammad's future greatness. Orphaned and raised by an uncle Abu Talib to be a trader. 595-Muhammad marries Khadijah a rich widow several years his senior. Earns reputation of Al-Amin --the faithful, for his virtue and wisdom. 610- The Night of Power (believed to be the 26th of Ramadan)--First revelation while meditating in a cave on Mt. Hira outside Mecca. Voices and visi
Coens vs Vietnam
Coens vs Vietnam
Coens vs. Vietnam Film as Literature March 25, 2003 “The Big Lebowski is much ado about next to nothing. The celebrated Coen brothers' anti-Fargo flick is empty of story substance and incomplete in plot” (http://www.canoe.ca/JamMoviesReviewsB/biglebowski_kirkland.html). But it is not a waste of filmstrip. The Coen brothers were working on this film during a time of controversial war. Released in 1998, the war was over. But apparently, the Coen’s felt that their ideas on war needed to be shared.
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the world's leading experts on Islamic science and spirituality, is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Professor Nasr is the authour of numerous books including Man and Nature: the Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man (Kazi Publications, 1998), Religion and the Order of Nature (Oxford, 1996) and Knowledge and the Sacred (SUNY, 1989). Introduction Seyyed Hossein Nasr, currently University Prof
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter October, 2003 Many great works of literature are filled with material symbols that are meant to represent other deeper more meaningful things, none more so than the letter “A” in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter”. In this book, Hawthorne provides us with an intricate plot that takes the scarlet letter through a rollercoaster of ups and downs, spanning the spectrum of positive and negative connotation throughout the course of the novel. While the sense of the meaning a
Chemiluminescence
Chemiluminescence
Chemiluminescence A2 Table of Contents Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5 History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .6 What is Chemiluminescence?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-16 Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .17-19 Bibliography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .