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Colonization within France
Colonization within France
Colonization within France Weber, Eugen. Peasants into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France 1870-1914. Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press. 1976. The nineteenth century witnessed a massive amount of change on almost all levels. The birth of liberal democracy during the French Revolution continued to expand as the growing middle classes demanded more political power to be equal with the economic clout. Nationalism began to play a significant role in the way people and countries viewed themsel
Rawls' View of Ignorance
Rawls' View of Ignorance
Rawls' View of Ignorance Rawls theory of justice revolves around the adaptation of two fundamental principles of justice which would, in turn, guarantee a just and morally acceptable society. The first principle guarantees the right of each person to have the most extensive basic liberty compatible with the liberty of others. The second principle states that social and economic positions are to be a) to everyone's advantage and b) open to all. A key problem to Rawls is to show how such principle
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls of Black Folk
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls of Black Folk
The Different Conceptions of the Veil in The Souls of Black Folk For now we see through a glass, darkly -Isiah 25:7 W.E.B. Du Bois's Souls of Black Folk, a collection of autobiographical and historical essays contains many themes. There is the theme of souls and their attainment of consciousness, the theme of double consciousness and the duality and bifurcation of black life and culture; but one of the most striking themes is that of the veil. The veil provides a link between the 14 seeming
Author's View of Human Behaivior
Author's View of Human Behaivior
Author's View of Human Behaivior An author's view of human behavior is often reflected in their works. The novels All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and Lord of the Flies by William Golding are both examples of works that demonstrate their author's view of man, as well his opinion of war. Golding's Lord of the Flies is highly demonstrative of Golding's opinion that society is a thin and fragile veil that when removed shows man for what he truly is, a savage animal. Perhaps t
A Critical Analysis of Tensions In Memorial A H H
A Critical Analysis of Tensions In Memorial A H H
A Critical Analysis of Tension’s In Memorial A. H. H. During the Victorian Period, long held and comfortable religious beliefs fell under great scrutiny. An early blow to these beliefs came from the Utilitarian, followers of Jeremy Bantam, in the form of a test by reason of many of the long-standing institutions of England, including the church. When seen through the eyes of reason, religion became “merely an outmoded superstition” (Ford & Christ 896). If this were not enough for the faithful t
Analysis of Because I Could Not Stop for Death
Analysis of Because I Could Not Stop for Death
Analysis of Because I Could Not Stop for Death The poets of the nineteenth century wrote on a variety of topics. One often used topic is that of death. The theme of death has been approached in many different ways. Emily Dickinson is one of the numerous poets who uses death as the subject of several of her poems. In her poem Because I Could Not Stop for Death, death is portrayed as a gentleman who comes to give the speaker a ride to eternity. Throughout the poem, Dickinson develops her unus
Hawthorns Pride of Intellect
Hawthorns Pride of Intellect
Hawthorns Pride of Intellect Many of Hawthorne's characters wrap themselves in a pride of intellect. The characters become victims of their pride and consequently suffer. Goodman Brown, from Young Goodman Brown and Hooper, from The Minister's Black Veil are two characters that suffer from a pride of intellect. Their pride causes them similar problems and they end up living similar lives, although they came from different backgrounds. Hooper and Goodman Brown both become isolated from societ
Modern Vs. Ancient
Modern Vs. Ancient
Modern Vs. Ancient We saw her lying: she had made a noose of her fine linen veil and hanged herself. Haimon lay beside her, his love lost under ground, crying out that his father had stolen her away from him. Throughout history plays have evolved in many ways. For example, the theaters where they hold plays have changed drastically from the original theater. Costumes are another item that has changed, but the content of the play has always been similar, ever since they created the very first
September 27 1996
September 27 1996
September 27, 1996 Minister’s Black Veil Hidden Sins The Minister’s Black Veil, a literary masterpiece written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, was a divergent parable for the period it was written. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote as an anti-transcendentalist in the transcendentalist period; as a result, his view’s in writings were mostly pessimistic considering his family’s sinfulness. Hawthorne’s grandfather was a judge in the Salem witch trails; for that reason, he was responsible for over twenty innoc
The Ministers Black Veil Essay
The Ministers Black Veil Essay
“ The Minister’s Black Veil Essay Father Hooper wears a black veil over his eyes and nose, never revealing the reason of the veil to a soul. At times the sexton would insinuate a reason behind the veil but never revealing the answer to the mystery. Father Hooper is a very imaginative and creative individual to innovate the idea of wearing a black veil to express an idea. He is angry towards the response of the veil to his parishioners, since they treated him differently with the veil compared t
Themes in The Ministers Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Themes in The Ministers Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Themes in The Minister’s Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne Like many writers of his time, Hawthorne emphasized man’s inner reality, and those thoughts and feelings which are not immediately apparent. As he explored this internal nature, he not only found the source of dignity and virtue, but also certain elements of darkness and violence. In The Minister’s Black Veil, these elements are treated as real and inescapable forces in human existence. The unifying theme is the conflict between the dar
An American Tragedy
An American Tragedy
An American Tragedy by: Jamie Newlands 2nd hour American Literature October 30, 1996 Two American authors, of two distinctly different time periods had one very similar task, to turn a piece of American History into a believable tragedy. Arthur Miller with The Crucible and Nathaniel Hawthorne with The Scarlet Letter. Perhaps one might wonder which author did a better job in doing so, but with such different pieces of work, this is hardly a question that can be answered. Miller's the Crucible wa
Judgmentalality
Judgmentalality
Judgmentalality OJ Simpson was suspected of killing his ex-wife and her friend outside her home. Before he was arrested for the suspicion he was already tried, convicted and, executed in the minds of all of America. Before he went to trial everyone knew the truth, everyone had already decided his fate before the evidence was presented. No one knew what happened but we all formed our opinions and theories of how he did it, why he did it, and if he should be killed or just get life in prison. O
Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest Anti-Transcendentalist wri
Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest Anti-Transcendentalist wri
Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest Anti-Transcendentalist writers of all time. He utilized his writings to express his dark, gloomy outlook on life. Hawthorne, a descendant of a puritan family, was born in Salem, Massachusetts. Some of his ancestors included a judge known for the harsh persecution of Quakers, and another judge who played an important role in the Salem witchcraft trials. Hawthorne’s attitude was molded by a sense of guilt, which he traced to his ancestor’s actions. Afte
The identity of Thomas Pynchon is as elusive as the sticky complex web
The identity of Thomas Pynchon is as elusive as the sticky complex web
The identity of Thomas Pynchon is as elusive as the sticky, complex webs of meaning woven into his prose. As America's most famous hidden author, Pynchon produces works which simultaneously deal with issues of disappearance and meaning, of identity and nothingness in a fashion that befuddles some and delights others. He speaks to the world from his invisible pulpit, hiding behind a curtain of anonymity that safely disguises his personality from the prying eyes of critics and fans alike. Witho
Modern Vs Ancient
Modern Vs Ancient
Modern Vs. Ancient We saw her lying: she had made a noose of her fine linen veil and hanged herself. Haimon lay beside her, his love lost under ground, crying out that his father had stolen her away from him. Throughout history plays have evolved in many ways. For example, the theaters where they hold plays have changed drastically from the original theater. Costumes are another item that has changed, but the content of the play has always been similar, ever since they created the very first
ENGLISH III AP Scarlett Letter
ENGLISH III AP Scarlett Letter
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + ENGLISH III AP: Scarlett Letter + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Scarlet Letter A Reading Log by Brandon Moeller English III AP Fisher-7 8/7/96 CHAPTER 1- The Prison-Door- I found this one page introductory chapter to be very dramatic as it explained the history of the colony by telling the history of the prison-door. From the looks of this chapter, this story will probably be dragged out as much as possible. At first I thought the way Nathaniel Haw
In Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream the author Didion uses fiery im
In Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream the author Didion uses fiery im
          In Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream, the author Didion uses fiery imagery to parallel the San Bernardino Valley to hell.  It is a place where the hills blaze up spontaneously, and every voice seems a scream. (p.3)  Didions hellish descriptions of the geography reflect the culture of San Bernardino Valley.  It is where the hot wind blows and the old ways do not seem relevant, where the divorce rate is double the national average. (p.4)  In this culture, the importance of  the
The Downfall of Young Goodman Brown
The Downfall of Young Goodman Brown
The Downfall of Young Goodman Brown Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story that is thick with allegory. Young Goodman Brown is a moral story which is told through the perversion of a religious leader. In Young Goodman Brown, Goodman Brown is a Puritan minister who lets his excessive pride in himself interfere with his relations with the community after he meets with the devil, and causes him to live the life of an exile in his own community. Young Goodman Brown begins w
There are many themes that run through the novel Heart of Darkness The
There are many themes that run through the novel Heart of Darkness The
There are many themes that run through the novel Heart of Darkness. There are however two main and significant ones. These are the theme of restraint and man’s journey into self. The importance of restraint is stressed throughout Heart of Darkness. In the novel Marlow is saved by restraint, while Kurtz is doomed by his lack of it. Marlow felt different about Africa before he went, because the colonization of the Congo had an idea at the back of it. Despite an uneasiness, he assumed that restr
For now we see through a glass darkly
For now we see through a glass darkly
For now we see through a glass, darkly -Isiah 25:7          W.E.B. Du Bois's Souls of Black Folk, a collection of autobiographical and historical essays contains many themes. There is the theme of souls and their attainment of consciousness, the theme of double consciousness and the duality and bifurcation of black life and culture; but one of the most striking themes is that of the veil. The veil provides a link between the 14 seemingly unconnected essays that make up The Souls of Black Fo
Rawls theory of justice revolves around the adaptation of two fundamen
Rawls theory of justice revolves around the adaptation of two fundamen
Rawls theory of justice revolves around the adaptation of two fundamental principles of justice which would, in turn, guarantee a just and morally acceptable society. The first principle guarantees the right of each person to have the most extensive basic liberty compatible with the liberty of others. The second principle states that social and economic positions are to be a) to everyone’s advantage and b) open to all. A key problem to Rawls is to show how such principles would be universally a
Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains
Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains
Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains repressed by society. Often this evil side breaks out during times of isolation from our culture, and whenever one culture confronts another. History is loaded with examples of atrocities that have occurred when one culture comes into contact with another. Whenever fundamentally different cultures meet, there is often a fear of contamination and loss of self that leads us to discover more about our true selves, often causing pe
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco Morocco,is a country in the northwestern corner of Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the north and the Atlantic Ocean on the west. The Strait of Gibraltar, which connects the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, separates Morocco from Spain by only about 8 miles (13 kilometers). Fertile plains lie along Morocco's coasts, and forested mountains stretch across the middle of the country from southwest to northeast. Beyond the mountains lies a sun-baked desert, the Sahara. Rabat
Social Criticism in Literature As Found in George Orwell's Animal Far
Social Criticism in Literature As Found in George Orwell's Animal Far
Social Criticism in Literature, As Found in George Orwell's Animal Farm and Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. Many authors receive their inspiration for writing their literature from outside sources. The idea for a story could come from family, personal experiences, history, or even their own creativity. For authors that choose to write a book based on historical events, the inspiration might come from their particular viewpoint on the event that they want to dramatize. George Orwell and
Harem The Power Within
Harem The Power Within
Harem: The Power Within In Muslim societies the social interaction between unrelated men and women is restricted. Traditional house design often allowed the women the inner part of the house which would be off-limits to outsiders. This is the concept of Harem, which literally means a sacred or restricted place. However, in Arabic and Turkish the word Harem is also used as a general name for all the women living in an household. According to Alev L. Croutier the most largest Harem of all times w
Inner states of being manifested outwardly in The
Inner states of being manifested outwardly in The
Inner states of being manifested outwardly in The Scarlet Letter People often times try to cover up their interior in order to hide something that is not to that persons liking. However, this inward state of being always winds up working its way to a persons exterior, and thus, letting everyone know of their respective sins. This is a recurring theme in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter. Names like Chillingworth and Dimmesdale let the reader know how, in reality, these characters are, b
Blindness and its Significance in the Works of Rembrandt
Blindness and its Significance in the Works of Rembrandt
Blindness and its Significance in the Works of Rembrandt Since his arrival into the art world Art historians have been attempting to tap into the world of Rembrandt. Hundreds upon hundreds of books have been published all trying to do so. Upon conducting a search through Amazon.com keyword Rembrandt it returned to following: 401 different books about the life and works of Van Rin. And these are the ones that are still in print not to mention all the articles, movies, journals…well you get the po
A Dolls House- Review Questions
A Dolls House- Review Questions
A Doll’s House- Review Questions 1. Nora and Torvald’s relationship seems almost too common nowadays. The wife is detached from all outlets of life and liberty, and the husband drops subtle put-downs out of habit. Torvald says he loves Nora, yet forces her to live a life of secrecy, if she wants to live one at all. Even Christine was treated with contempt when she entered the story as a childhood friend of Nora’s. Christine and Krogstad, however, seemed more intimate, and simultaneously, more in
Male figures in Zora Neal Hurstons Their Eyes Were Watching God and Al
Male figures in Zora Neal Hurstons Their Eyes Were Watching God and Al
Male figures in Zora Neal Hurston`s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Alice Walker`s The Color Purple American Literature The heroines of the books Alice Walker: The Color Purple and Zora Neal Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God have to go through the trials and tribulations of a woman to the whole male dominated society. They are raped, beaten, abused, neglected, etc... just to be told to shut up and take it. On the very first pages of Their Eyes Were Watching God, the contrast is made betwee
Social Criticism in Animal Farm and A Tale of Two Cities
Social Criticism in Animal Farm and A Tale of Two Cities
Social Criticism in Animal Farm and A Tale of Two Cities May 2, 2004 ENG4U1 ISU George Orwell- Animal Farm (1944) Charles Dickens- A Tale of Two Cities Many authors receive their inspiration for writing their literature from outside sources. The idea for a story could come from family, personal experiences, history, or even their own creativity. For authors that choose to write a book based on historical events, the inspiration might come from their particular viewpoint on the event that they wa
Equus is great art because it forces us to re-examine the very fundame
Equus is great art because it forces us to re-examine the very fundame
‘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
Hemmingways The Sun Also Rises
Hemmingways The Sun Also Rises
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
A Speech at a Womans Right Conference
A Speech at a Womans Right Conference
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
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
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
Awakenings In Baldwin's Sonny's Blues
Awakenings In Baldwin's Sonny's Blues
Awakenings In Baldwin's Sonny's Blues English 102 06/01/04 Personality conflicts are the major difficulties to deal with for people who struggle in merciless world to get a small place for theirselves without knowing exactly what they expect from life. Sometimes this inhaustible contention ends with frustration, but on the other hand a luminous victory. I read the same kind of victory in Baldwin's Sonny's Blues. The victory of African American family like many other families who have been suffe
State of Madness
State of Madness
State of Madness Tell-Tale Heart TRUE!--nervous - very, very dreadfully nervous I ahd been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? Edgar Ellen Poe shows us the dark part of human kind. Conflict with in ones self, state of madness, and emotional break down all occur within tis short story. The narrator of the story is a mad man that is haunted by his idea that the old man has an evil eye. There are two conflicts that occur with the story: internal and external; The internal conflict is the na
Explain Bismarcks Motives for Attacking the Socialists How successful
Explain Bismarcks Motives for Attacking the Socialists How successful
Explain Bismarck’s Motives for Attacking the Socialists. How successful was he at Achieving his objectives? Like his predominantly unsuccessful Kulturkampf, Bismarck’s attack on the Socialists has met with much criticism, both at the time and since then. Bismarck saw the Socialist party under a paranoid veil of mistrust and apprehension, in his mind the difference between Anarchism and Socialism was negligible and it was this lack of trust that led to his anti-Socialist in the later part of his
A view of Young Goodman Brown
A view of Young Goodman Brown
A view of Young Goodman Brown The story Young Goodman Brown is about a man and his faith in himself, his wife, and the community they reside in. Goodman Brown must venture on a journey into the local forest refuse the temptations of the devil and return to the village before sunrise. The time era is approximately a generation after the time of the witch trials. Goodman Brown's struggle between the evil temptations, the devil, and the proper church abiding life, is a struggle he does not think he
A Buddhist Wedding
A Buddhist Wedding
A Buddhist Wedding On Sunday February 29, I attended a service at the Tam Bao Buddhist Temple in Baton Rouge. Through this temple, I was given the opportunity to attend a Buddhist wedding ceremony. This was a unique occasion not only for me, but also for Thay, a monk at the temple. This was to be the first wedding Thay would participate in since he moved to Baton Rouge about 10 months ago. This is also the same made who had so kindly invited me to attend the Sunday ceremony when I talked to him
Plato's Philosophy of Sex
Plato's Philosophy of Sex
Plato's Philosophy of Sex Plato was the first feminist. Only, he was concerned not with women's rights, as modern feminists are, but with their usefulness. Like a modern planner, he felt it was a waste of woman-power to seclude women in their homes, when they could be performing useful tasks in the factory or the office. Women should be used, just as men were, for the benefit of the community. There were no fundamental differences between the sexes which unfitted women from useful toil. Admitted
We the People
We the People
We the People; Remember? Let me start out by saying this is in no way intended to harm or offend anyone and if I do, I’m truly sorry. There is no doubt I was shocked by what I saw on the morning of September 11, 2001. Four hijacked airplanes were destined to kill American people! I had such a hatred for terrorists and what they had done. I even entertained the idea of joining the military. But when President Bush was talking about going in to Iraq to find W.M.D.’s, and route out the terrorists,
The Role of Women in the Church
The Role of Women in the Church
The Role of Women in the Church December 9, 2003 SOC of Religion The Role of Women in the Church With the advent of the feminist movement, the role of women in all parts of society has come under increasing scrutiny. One area of recent controversy is the role of women in the Christian Church. Some churches whose traditions and practices are less rigidly tied to Biblical doctrines have begun placing women in leadership positions such as pastor or teacher. Other churches which interpret the Bible
The History of Lunar Exploration
The History of Lunar Exploration
The History of Lunar Exploration Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, visual exploration with powerful telescopes yielded fairly comprehensive knowledge of the geography of the visible side of the Moon. The previously unseen far side of the Moon was first revealed to the world in October 1959 through photographs made by the Soviet Luna 3 spacecraft. These photographs showed that the far side of the Moon is similar to the near side except for the absence of large maria. Craters are now known t
Double Consciousness
Double Consciousness
Double Consciousness “After the Egyptian and Indian, the Greek and Roman, the Teuton and Mongolian, the Negro is a sort of seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second-sight in this American world,—a world which yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a
ISLAM AND WOMENS SEXUALITY
ISLAM AND WOMENS SEXUALITY
ISLAM AND WOMEN’S SEXUALITY: A RESEARCH REPORT FROM TURKEY The control over women’s sexuality through restriction, coercion, violence or more complicated forms of political and social manipulation remains the most powerful tool of patriarchy in the majority of societies. Religion is often misused, both as an instrument of this control mechanism and as a cultural system, to legitimize the violation of women’s human rights. However, concentrating on the role of religion in constructing women’s sex
Do you really know what the classic story The Wizard of Oz is about
Do you really know what the classic story The Wizard of Oz is about
Do you really know what the classic story The Wizard of Oz is about? I'll give you a hint, it's not about some girl flying over a rainbow, playing with living scarecrows, and battling witches. Each character in the story symbolizes something much deeper. It was a metaphor of a young girl leaving her home facing the harshness of life on her own. The moral of the story is that no matter how wonderful a place may be, there is no place like home. The Wizard of Oz, with all of it's morals, and me
Physical Geography Essay Glaciers
Physical Geography Essay Glaciers
Physical Geography Essay: Glaciers a) In what ways do glaciers erode? (8) The almighty glacier can be very powerful when it moves, eroding anything that gets in its way. The glacier erodes in a number of ways, be it by abrasion, plucking or dilation, their paths of erosion rarely go unnoticed. Abrasion occurs when there are debris between the bedrock and the icesheet or in the lower layer of ice. This layer of debris is pressed against the ice and grinds away material from the bedrock as the gla
Evolutionary PsychologyFact or Chauvinism
Evolutionary PsychologyFact or Chauvinism
Evolutionary Psychology—Fact or Chauvinism Every man’s dream, at one time or another, has been to be the all powerful sex god, with harems of submissive women. So why not invent a psychology to express that? Actually, I feel that evolutionary psychology is based on some kernels of truth; however, it fits in better when approached from the overall biological view of natural evolution combined with wisdom from the sociological perspective. From the biological point of view, one can hardly believe
The Positive Influence of Gods in the
The Positive Influence of Gods in the
The Positive Influence of Gods in the Odyssey The almighty, powerful, feared beings in Greek mythology are the gods! They have many powers and the ability to take the life of anyone in an instant. But many of them also have another side. What many people don't know is that they are not all horrible creatures. Many times, gods help and even befriend the mortals. Many of the gods, like Ino who saved Odysseus, Hermes who aided Odysseus, and Athena who assisted Odysseus, are a positive interference