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English Oral Essay A Women's Premier League soccer game was called off on Sunday after a player was told, she could not play unless she removed her Muslim headscarf. A referee refused to start the game until South Melbourne player Afifa Saad took off her hijab (a Muslim head scarf). The sports fanatic, in her fourth season with South Melbourne, always plays in a white Muslim scarf and long track pants under her team shorts. It was the first time she had been asked to remove her hijab. She simpl
‘Equus is great art because it forces us to re-examine the very fundamentals of our existence.’ Discuss. The title statement seems to assume that we accept Equus as great art, leaving us to discuss the reason for why it is considered so. I would agree with this assumption, Equus is great art in that it does force its audience to re-examine the fundamentals of our existence to some extent. Fighting against Shaffer’s other great works, Equus is still widely considered his “crowning dramatic achiev
Freedom ENG 111 The Greek philosopher Epictetus wrote, “No man is free who is not master of himself.” I can relate to this quote because of personal experiences and through books I have read about the concept of freedom. Personally, I have been able to experience this wisdom first hand. Freedom is the opposite of being enslaved or held down against ones will, desires or actions. One must be free to live, think and act as one wants in order to be a “master of oneself.” One must be in control of o
Happiness: Platonic, Aristotelian and Beyond HON 101 11-21-03 The ancient Greek word eudaimonia (eudaimonia), translated most often into English as ‘happiness,’ derives from its roots ‘eu’ – approximated as ‘good’ – and ‘daimon’ – meaning spirit (M-W). The etymology of this term for “good spirit” reveals the inadequacy of ‘happiness’ as its translation. The fleeting, immediate emotion usually called ‘happy’ in English differs from the more lasting personality, disposition and condition implied b
Fahrenheit 451 “We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the constitution says, but everyone made equal . . . A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man’s mind.”-Fahrenheit 451 In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, he introduces us as the reader into a dark futuristic world where books, individual ideas, and even walking alone or with someone at night is outlawed, by the government. This is a world where society thriv
Gandhi’s Truth Truth is something that many people have been searching for, and can’t find. Gandhi described Truth like his inner peace, in this case it was God. Thanks to his happiness and tranquility he had inside he was able to fight peacefully and achieve everything he did. Gandhi was one of these seekers and was lucky enough to find his inner truth. With out Truth people are lost. Truth brings peace and everyone knows that the most desired wish is to have peace all over the world. Gandhi's
“Same sex adoption: Do I qualify?” ENG 1000cResearch Paper 12/17/03 In recent years, the gay adoption issue has taken big dimensions. Ever since the public acknowledged that Rosie O’Donnel is a gay mother. This has caused many states to debate the legality of the issue, and has created a public debate on the ethics of it. In trying to understand the issues at hart, I researched it from a unique point of view. I interviewed 3 gay couples at different stages of adoption. These are their stories.
Hamlet, A Tragedy The line from Hamlet O, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt. is full of tragic tones. Yet, what makes Hamlet a tragedy? As one big tragedy itself, Shakespeare's Hamlet possesses the characteristics that Shakespeare believed a tragedy should contain. The main character, Hamlet, has the defect of indecision, is a very noble character, and is also incapable of handling situations that are caused by other characters. The first tragic quality of Hamlet is Hamlet's defect of
Hamlets soliloquy “To be , or not to be” Hamlet in act III scene II is left alone and starts to philosophize about the concept of suicide. He presents a logical argument both for and against ending his own life and seems to be governed by reason rather than frenzied emotion as in the previous two major soliloquy’s . “To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer” Hamlet poses the question to himself , to exist , or not to exist .He says that is the question
Hemmingway’s The Sun Also Rises The central theme in Hemingway's works has repeatedly been heroism. Much of what has been read so far does not reflect gruesome death, nor, does it simply transport us into the scheme of the lost generation. His stories have all been essentially the portrayal of a hero; a man (until Brett was introduced) sets the standards for those around him. But most of Hemingway's works do, in fact entail the reality of death. The hero is defined by how he reacts to death, and
Homer (Odyssey) The classic epic The Odyssey and the Old Testament show many differences in the Greek and Hebrew religions. The Greek religion is polytheistic and the Hebrew religion is monotheistic. In comparing the nature of the gods there are many differences. In comparing the relationships between Odysseus and Athena on one hand, and Job and God on the other, we can discern differences between the religious attitudes of the Greeks and Hebrews. These differences include, one God versus many,
Imagery in The Yellow Wallpaper Intro to Literature I Dr. Roger Easson 1 June 2004 Insanity is a phenomenon not often written about in literature. However, there is a piece of fiction written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman which brings to life the disease of insanity. She is best known for her 1892 short story, The Yellow Wallpaper. Like the main character, Gilman underwent a type of rest treatment after suffering from bouts of severe depression following the birth of her daughter. This type of re
John Donne Question 3. Bring out what you consider to be the most distinctive features of Donne as a love poet in comparison with a sixteenth century predecessor. Illustrate your answer with analysis of specific poems or passages, considering both themes and style. John Donne is invariably regarded as being a metaphysical poet. As a metaphysical poet Donne often employed new, avant-garde, styles when writing. Donne typically used his metaphysical wit to write about love, religion or politics, of
You Will Get What You Deserve 5-26-04 There is a story in which a teenager skips school for a day. He shams his parents by pretending to be sick which allows him and his two friends to venture off into the city for pleasure. The principal is suspicious of the teenager and attempts to bust the three of them. Throughout the day they destroy a priceless vehicle and irritate many strangers. The result of their actions leads them to be caught and given a hefty punishment. Karma is a reoccurring theme
The American Modernist Movement Ernest Hemingway, John Stienbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald…The American Modernist movement has generated some of the most famous authors to date. Flannery O’Connor may not have reached the fame of her modern counterparts, but that does not mean her work is of any less value. O’Connor wrote independent of the movement, with an original and controversial flair that others could not achieve. Her philosophies and convictions encompassed an entirely different world, where t
The final fight scene between Neo and agent Smith and the death and resurrection of Neo from the film “The Matrix” In the film “The Matrix” there are many references to religion and reality. The name Neo in its self is an anagram of the word, one, which could be conveyed as a suggestion of the Son of God. The directors try to convey the religious aspects of the film through music and film techniques which I will explore throughout my essay. The final fight scene starts with a distance shot of th
Ursula K LeGuin English 10h In A Wizard of Earthsea, The Other Wind, and The Telling, written by Ursula K LeGuin, a mental journey is an integral part of each character’s development. Due to each character’s growth and eventual maturity in these stories, they learn to understand the world around them, and their purpose in this mystical world called Earthsea. In The Wizard of Earthsea, a young wizard named Ged (Sparrowhawk) must realize how to control his recklessness, and defeat a great darkness
The New Testament Generally, the New Testament refers to a collection of Christian writings that were written in the first and second centuries of the Common Era and given religious approval in the fourth century. The New Testament is the focal point of the Christian Bible, containing both the Old Testament and the New, and is the foundation for the largest world religion today. The passages discussed describe Jesus speaking to an audience of the multitudes or just perhaps his disciples. The und
Percy Bysshe Shelley (rough draft) 3/14/04 AP Lit Pd. 3 From the early 19th century, Percy Bysshe Shelley is recognized as one of the most influential writers of the Romantic Period whose work is characterized by his use of imagery and symbolism. Such examples can be found in his poems such as “Ode to the West Wind,” “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty,” and “Ozymandias.” In Shelley’s view, “the poet is a dreamer, a visionary” who uses these dreams and visions to “persuade men to shake off the chains o
A Speech at a Woman’s Right Conference Form: A speech at a Woman’s Rights conference Contention: Frances decision to restrict the wearing of religious symbols is unjustified In December last year, French President Jacques Chirac proposed a law to ban all conspicuous signs of religious belief form state schools and public buildings. This ban would include the wearing of Muslim headscarves, Jewish skullcaps and large Christian crosses. The government-sponsored commission had recommended that new l
A POISON TREE Human beings, along with the ability to reason and question, possess the capacity to hate, and yet also to forgive. Unfortunately, forgiving someone is not always as easy as holding a grudge against them and this lack of control over one’s actions is inherent to human nature. In “A poison tree”, William Blake critically discusses these two opposing forces, uncovering the inherent weakness in humans, and the effects of these innate flaws. Through the use of extended metaphors and vi
PROBLEMS AND DISCOVERIES The college student’s lifestyle is much more stressful for the following reasons: Many of today’s colleges have quotas and higher standards of admission in accepting new students, thus making entering a college or university more competitive. Once students are in college, they find themselves in an academic setting where they are not only acquiring new friendships but also dealing with the fact that their peers are also their competitors. In the arts, this is even more e
PSAT 2 Vocabulary Study Sheet 1. palliate(v) to ease pain; to make less guilty or offensive 2. ambivalence(n) the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotions 3. maxim(n) proverb 4. obstinate(adj) not yielding to reason; stubborn, dogged 5. condone(v) to forgive, pardon, or overlook 6. disdain(adj) to regard as unworthy; to refuse with scorn 7. repudiate(v) to refuse to accept or acknowledge 8. respite(n) interval of relief, rest 9. elegiac(adj) sad, mournful 10.idiosyncratic(adj) priva
Response on different between shah’s era and Mullah’s As Layla’s grandmother express her hatred toward shah, Layla herself disagrees with her grandmother and prefer shah’s government than Mullah’s. When I read all the part which Layla talked about Mullah’s government “A government which only arrest, imprison, torture… innocent people for not having hejab.” As Layla says it made me think that Mullah’s government is a government which used the Islam’s name to still this great countries money and o
Romanticism The word ‘Romanticism’ has many meanings to it. Most commonly, it refers to a major period of movement in literature and poetry. According to the Norton Anthology of English Literature, this period lasted from “1785 to 1830” (1). This new type of writing, Romanticism, became known in many European countries, as well as, the United States. Most scholars would associate Romanticism with British literature more than any other. Some of the major British writers of the Romanticism period
Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a play about decisions, and more importantly, about action which comes after the decisions. The play demonstrates how love and hate can impair the decision making process, which in turn creates foolish actions. The main characters make decisions based on hate or love, and the actions cause unforeseeable consequences. For all actions, there are consequences – and the more important the action is, the more serious the consequence. Millions of actions are be com
The Power of Sadagraha English-05 March 4, 2004 Brutally shot 3 times, point blank range, “Eh Ram!” were the last words to leave Mahatma Gandhi’s lips as he was assassinated on January 30th, 1948. “Eh Ram!” in Indian meant “Oh Ram!” a god in the Hindu religion, he promised to say this when he died and kept true to his word. Hundreds, upon thousands of people came to his funeral; Gandhi was the radiance, the father, and the truth of India. (Lavanam) Mahatma Gandhi destined from his childhood to b
Same-Sex Marriages (William Bennett Andrew Sullivan) “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their heads.”- Leviticus 20:13. “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: ......homosexual offenders.....will not inherit the kingdom of God.”- 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”-Leviticus 18:22.
The Scarlet Letter Chapter 1 A prison door is surrounded by a group of Puritan settlers. They are dressed in dark, simple clothing, and wear serious expressions. Just to the side of the door is a single wild rose bush, covered with flowers because it is June, rose season: [O]n one side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rose-bush, covered, in this month of June, with its delicate gems, which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner
Short story analysis of: The Cask of Amontillado By: Edgar Allen Poe ENC 1102 02-18-2004 In one of Edgar Allen Poe’s best-known Tales of horror, “The Cask Of Amontillado,” he suggests that pride can be a very dangerous thing. Poe presents the compelling drama of two men, one who will stop at nothing to get the revenge that he deems himself and his family worthy of, and another who’s pride will ultimately be the catalyst for his death. Fortunato falls prey to Montresor’s plans because he is so p
Siddhartha: Final Essay The Thematic Significance of Water in Siddhartha In the novel Siddhartha, the symbolism of the river and of water is displayed throughout, and they greatly surpass all others in importance. Siddhartha’s quest for enlightenment becomes the predominant theme in the novel, and Herman Hesse makes the river the key contributor of this quest. Through listening to the river, Siddhartha discovers the concept of time and how it associates to life. He comes to realize that his pre
Smokers are Whiners 1 English 101 29 Oct. 2002 Smokers always seem to think they get a raw deal. Where is it written that smoking is a God given right? That “right” is assumed by smokers and pushed onto non-smokers. And what about the right of non-smokers to breathe fresh air? Smokers may not be allowed to smoke in public buildings – but they can smoke in the privacy of their homes and automobiles and almost anywhere outside that they want. The situations portrayed in Stanley S. Scott’s essay, s
Wallace Stevens and T.S. Eliot Both of the poets, Wallace Stevens and T.S. Eliot wrote their works in the difficult, post war years. The whole society was in a shock from the experience it gained in the war. The world has become a complete chaos. To the generation that wasted their best years of youth in the passed war, it was a shock to discover the instability of the world, of the country, of the nation they have fought for. They fought in the war because of their belief that they were doing t
Alec D’Urberville, a Heroic Tragedy 2/4/2004 Honors English 10 Tess of the D’Urbervilles essay Aristotle first defined the meaning of what a tragic hero was in the times of ancient Greece. Today that same definition is still being used, appearing in countless literary works. Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles is no exception. In the novel, the character Alec D’Urberville is a wonderful example of what a tragic hero is. His personal flaws lead to the own demise of himself and the people aro
The Chosen:Same Religion, Different Faith. 2/3/04 Chaim Potok's novel The Chosen is the story of two boys, Reuvan Malter and Danny Saunders, who live with their fathers in Brooklyn at the end of World War II. Danny Saunders and his father, Reb, are part of the very orthodox Hasidic sect of the Jewish faith. Reuven Malter and his father, David, are followers of the Conservative sect of Judaism. While the story of the boys is more prominent in this book, the conflict between the fathers is signifi
The Crucible In the Crucible Miller Reveals and explores the nature of and behaviour of a society in crisis and its effect upon individuals in that society. Discuss. To begin with, no one is one hundred percent sure that what Miller wrote is a correct and accurate view of how a society would act in a time of crisis. In the play itself Miller talks about some of the great influences upon himself at the time of his writing of The Crucible. He talks about how he wrote the play during a time of grea
Faust Reinvented in Communist Russia The Russians: HIS 341 Faust Reinvented in Communist Russia Bulgakov’s fascinating work The Master and Margarita is a retelling of Goethe’s story, Faust, but used as a satire to expose the negative aspects of Russian communism in the 1930’s. In this work Bulgakov uses Satan and his minions in an atypical fashion, to be the exposés of truth and uncovering the hypocritical righteousness of the communist intellectuals and elites. Bulgakov’s criticisms range from
W.B.Yeats:’The Tower’ – Analysis Yeats seminar paper There have been numerous critical approaches to Yeats’s poetry, influenced by his political, aesthetical, and personal views. Scholars have thoroughly examined the context and philosophy of his work, and often left the text, the body of poetry untouched (Cullingford pp 9). Nevertheless, a reader faced with a task of analysis, feels the urge of finding out about Yeats’s particular images and symbols, in order to be able to grasp the intention a
Third Exam Third Exam. Take-Home. Due April 21st; your grade declines one grade level for each day late. If you use any web source, use quote marks and list citation; presentation as your own writing of a web source or a published book or article will get an F for the course (remember how easy it is to search the web). Retain a copy of your paper and be prepared to explain your answers in an oral examination. Instructions: Type your paper and write no more than 2,000 words in toto. Answer questi
A new Standard? In this paper, I am going to examine the notion of Standard English itself, in addition to its social implications. The aim of this essay is to explain the reasons why the regional dialects are gaining ground over the Standard English, and why nowadays the Standard has not a high status over other dialects. The main points which are going to be developed are these: § Differences between accent and dialect § What is Standard English? Different definitions about what Standard Engl
Why All The Hatred? ENGL 1301.021 22 October 2002 There are many things that affect the way that Americans live today. Racism, discrimination, and prejudice are extensive in our American culture. Although racism and discrimination are not accepted as they were in the 1940’s through the 1960’s, these things still exist in our society and are still being used socially today. Racism is a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities, and those racial differences produce
The French Revolution I. Absolutism A. Absolutism defined 1. In the absolutist state, sovereignty resided in kings--not the nobility or the parliament--who considered themselves responsible to God alone. 2. Absolute kings created new state bureaucracies and standing armies, regulated all the institutions of government, and secured the cooperation of the nobility. a. Some historians deny that absolutism was a stage of development that followed feudalism, but, instead, was administrative monarchy.
Age of Exploration Ever since the world begins, the most important thing for, not just humans, but all beings, is its own survival. To have a better chance of surviving in this selfish world comes the need of great power, as long as a person, or a nation keep themselves superior to others, no one can have any objection about their existence. To maintain that superior power, wealth is exactly what it takes, with wealth, it comes power, that’s the basic rule for society and survival, it hasn’t bei
Ancient Greek Medicine While Greek Medicine particularly from the 5th century B.C onwards, increasingly used scientific method to develop cures, there still however remained people that considered medicine to be a religion. The ancient Greeks (Hellenic) made important discoveries about the human body and health, so by the sixth century BC, medicinal practices focused largely on a more clinical approach involving observation. Their discoveries were made by firstly studying the human anatomy using
Ashoka All men are my children. I am like a father to them. As every father desires the good and the happiness of his children, I wish that all men should be happy always. These are the words of an emperor who lived two thousand and three hundred years ago. We see in history how even mere chieftains grew arrogant and used their powers selfishly and unjustly. But the emperor who said the above words ruled over the greater part of India. He had the power of life and death over millions of his subj
Divine Augustus Heaken friends, Romans, countrymen. We the bleesed children of Rome are gatered here today to honour the divine Parter Patriae, father to as all once known as Gias Octavian now Augustus father of his country. As chosen representitive of the priesthood of Apollo I will this day as requested to speak of this man “first of Romans” There was a time, blessedly unknown to our children when Rome was in chaos, brother against brother, the streets ran red with bloody civil war. Divine Aug
The Black Death HST 102 The Bubonic Plague, more commonly referred to as the Black Death, ravaged Europe between the years 1347 and 1350. During this short period, 25 million people, one third of Europe's population at the time, were killed. Thousands of people died each week and dead bodies littered the streets. Once a family member had contracted the disease, the entire household was doomed to die. Parents abandoned their children, and parent-less children roamed the streets in search for food
Buddhism Buddhism has become quite popular in the world today. But who brought this wonderful religion into existence? What’s it all about? Who is keeping it alive and in circulation? These are the questions some people would like answered. Siddartha Guatama founded Buddhism a long time ago (time unknown). Where he found it is still unknown. The reasons he founded it was because he searched for the truths about life and knew others searched for the truths of life as well. The major beliefs of Bu
Comparing and Contrasting Documents Essay World History, Per. 1 Many countries have created documents that serve the same purpose as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. There are two examples of such documents one is France’s The Rights of Man, and the other is the United Nation’s The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These are all living documents that set limits on the government in the countries they represent. These documents are very similar in the sense that they wer
Uzbekistan Current Political Economic Situation Political situation Uzbekistan, the most populated republic in Central Asia with almost 25 million in-habitants, became independent, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, on 31 August 1991. Its constitution, adopted in 1992, is rather liberal in its statement. It introduces a Presidential system with a Parliament (Oly Majlis/Supreme Council) elected by universal suffrage, enabling several parties to present candidates. Mr Islam Karimov, former he