1984 - 713 words
Winston Smith works in London at the Ministry of Truth. London is a city in Airstrip One, a Province of Oceania. The Party with Big Brother as its leader rules Oceania, a totalitarian state and one of the great powers of the world. Winston is secretly dissatisfied with his life under the inflexible and paternalistic government and decides to keep a diary of his thoughts. This is considered a crime in Oceania and Winston knows that he will be eventually discovered by the Thought Police. To bind the party members, frequent two minute Hate Sessions are held to accuse the enemies of the party such as Emmanuel Goldstein who questioned party doctrines. Winston dreams of an idyllic Golden Country w ...
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Mental Illness - 1,213 words
Beliefs and theories about mental illness vary greatly throughout the eyes of professionals. Many view mental illness as a serious condition, while others take it less seriously and see it as a part of everyday life. Although many think doctors are always right, they underestimate the influence and power these physicians exercise based upon their own personal views and ideas. Illustrated in the article, Social Class, Ethnicity and Mental Illness, Ann Vander Stoep and Bruce Link try to show whether there is a relation between mental illness which is linked to ethnicity and people with diverse backgrounds. In contrast, there is the view of Elaine Schowalter who is skeptical about doctors diagn ...
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Mental Illness - 1,272 words
... ch was vain and often suicidal (25). Witch-hunts were used as a scapegoat to uphold sanity. Due to inconsistent data and variable definitions, Schowalter remains skeptical. Continually changing definitions created doubts in many minds, especially Elaine Schowalter's, Hysteria is not a single, consistent, unified affliction like malaria or tuberculosis (14). Because of inconsistent data, mental illness is hard to understand. Hysteria has changed throughout history as to what really causes it. At first, it had to do with the body affecting the mind, and then it was reversed. Now, it is said that it is the behavior that creates the disease that people can see. The symptoms and behavior vari ...
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Lesson - 783 words
The lessons we learn in life are not always enjoyable; however, most are necessary. In the story The Lesson by Cadi Bambara, a group of children discover the reality of the economic injustice(s) set upon them and their society. Through the authors use of characterization, dialogue, and imagery, the reader understands the humility and economic reality the main characters discover for themselves. While the common individual(s) shares the pursuit of happiness, along the way one may discover economic injustice(s) and need to revolt so as to claim higher personal values. Through the authors use of characterization, the reader discovers that Miss Moores character is the stimuli for the childrens g ...
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Robert Frost And The Depression - 1,852 words
Robert Frosts poetic images and topics changed as a result of the depression. Reflected in Robert Frosts poetry lie the feelings and concerns of Americans, expressed through different poetic images and topics. As compared to Robert Frosts earlier work, which focused on man and nature, Frosts poems during the Great Depression, shift poetic images and topics to the relationship between man and man. Later in Frosts life, after the depression, Robert Frosts themes changed another time to man and God. Robert Lee Frost was born on March 26, 1874 to Isabelle and William Prescott Frost. In 1885, at age 11, Frosts father died. As a result Robert moved with his mother and sister Jeanie to Lawrence, Ma ...
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Values Clarification - 1,631 words
The corruption of Americas youth is a popular topic today in the media, among lawmakers, and with concerned parents. Often the good old days of generations past are looked upon with longing because of their simpler ways. Decades ago the largest problems in schools were talking out in class, not paying attention, and forgetting to do homework. Todays problems are violence, teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, and delinquency in general. Everyone believes these issues are a result of something different: bad home lives, lack of religious ideals, the media, the wrong education or no education at all. Throughout the years, moral education has been looked to as both an answer and cause. School ...
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America The Greedy - 649 words
A question has been asked about America. Does the country's prosperity show a sign of hard work and a desire to be the best or does it reflect greed and an unrelenting need for status and money? While many political and business leaders through out the world feel that the United States is a great country with a strong economy that thrives on the large educated workforce, good personal values, and a government based on democracy others feel this could be the wrong perception of the America. This group feels that the continuing growth of wealth in the United States is causing a decline in morality and an acceleration of greed in the States. One view of America, primarily taken by the religious ...
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Graduate Student - 1,409 words
Adolescent Development in Educational Contexts One of the most complex periods of adjustment for adolescents is the shift from high school to college. When adolescents begin to grow up and advance to higher education they are also being asked to become autonomous, abstract thinking, problem solving, planning individuals. This type of transition is unique to their life experience. For many adolescents, this will be the time when they are empowered with decision making power and the independence to explore life in contexts in which they may have previously been limited. In addition to the freedom, adolescents who attend college are also being exposed and prepared for their future, by the means ...
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Chivalry - 858 words
Chivalry, order of knighthood and, especially, code of knightly behavior that was a feature of the High and later Middle ages in western Europe (Encarta). Having developed out of the lofty and pious ideals of the Crusades, chivalry encouraged high personal values and well-manicured behavior. Loyalty to one's lord, valor, honesty, humbleness, faith in god, and respect and reverence for women were foremost in the code of Knightly conduct of the Medieval ages. It flourished in the 13th century and eventually merged into the Renaissance idea of the gentleman in the 16th century (Encarta). In the 12th century the term chevalier (horseman) acquired a connotation of honor, and the English term knig ...
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Ap Bio - 1,426 words
George Washington was quite possibly the greatest president of the United States. Through his earlier life experiences on his fathers tobacco farm and in the military, George Washington developed many skills and traits which helped him to govern the United States. His excellent personal values and dedication to make our country great, helped him to win the respect and support of many United States citizens. George Washingtons integrity set a pattern for all other presidents to follow. Born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family, George Washington learned the morals, manners, and body of knowledge requisite for an 18th century Virginia gentleman. He pursued two intertwined interests: military ...
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Haha - 1,909 words
The issue of morals and values being taught to our children is one of the most pressing problems in our society today. The responsibility of raising children with a strong moral base has been lost in the chaos of the modern world. With an increase in single parenting and more homes where both parents are employed full-time, the role of parents in their children's lives has drastically changed. Many parents are no longer involved in raising their children, which leaves the responsibility of providing children with a proper moral background neglected. Today, there are children being raised in day care centers and elementary schools which most often do not meet the need for supplying kids with ...
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Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome - 987 words
... someone has been badly traumatized, the support of loved ones is critical to their recovery. Family and friends should not assume the traumatized person can snap out of it; instead allowing time to grieve and mourn is all part of recovery process. Being able to communicate with the feelings of guilt, self-blame, and rage about the trauma usually is effective in helping people put the event behind them. Psychiatrists have several medications such as beta-adrenergic blockers called proranolol, alpa2-adrenergic agonists called clonidine, antidepressants, valproic acid (anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer) and benzodiazepines (sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs). To make progress in easing fla ...
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Nihilistic Themes And Characters In Literature - 1,780 words
Nihilistic Themes and Characters in Literature The philosophy of Nihilism was born out of an individuals discontent. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Nihilism is a viewpoint that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless and useless. The roots of Nihilism come from a dissatisfied individual, maintaining a view that nothing in the world has a real existence. Nihilism, from the Latin Nihil or nothing, was first used to describe Christian heretics during the Middle Ages. The term however remained obscure until the late 1800s. It was first popularized in Russia to describe young intellectuals. Those who influenced Western ideas, repudiated Christianity, c ...
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Psychological Type And The Myersbriggs Type Indicator - 1,153 words
... loses touch with current realities. Sensing tends to communicate in direct ways, whilst intuition prefers to communicate in creative ways. Table 3 shows words that are normally associated with each of these two preferences. How do you prefer to make decisions? Do you prefer on the basis of logic and objective considerations or on the basis of personal values? If it is on the basis of logic and objective considerations, it is called thinking, denoted by the letter T. If it is on the basis of personal values, it is called feeling, denoted by the letter F. Table 4 lists words often associated with each of the two preferences. How do you prefer to organize your life? Do you prefer in a struc ...
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Hummurabis Code - 1,464 words
History is the past, which for the most part can not be scientificately proven. The real; goal of History is to rediscover past. A dramatic error happens when past is rediscovered from our own bias that is from the way we see it. Even certain artifacts and works pf literature that we have left from earlier civilizations can be interpreted in several different ways, or misinterpreted to a certain extend or entirely. Usually interpretation or even misinterpretation is affected bu the concept of ethnocentrism, where different communities have an already set up establishment of certain norms based on their own believes, traditions, social, legislative, and personal values and ethics from which t ...
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Fferent Views - 1,496 words
Spencers major contribution to sociology was an evolutionary perspective on social order and social change. Spencers theory, The Theory of General Evolution basically stated that society like a biological organism has various interdependent parts that work together to ensure the stability and survival of the entire society. He like Charles Darwin believed in survival of the fittest, so much so that his view was often called Social Darwinism. He believed that the most fit, would survive whereas the unfit would eventually die out and be filtered out of the society. There were several flaws with this idea though, people are not like animals, they can work to change their situations. In his opi ...
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The Cultural Narcissist - 3,217 words
... eeded to obtain education and to participate in community matters. Put differently, when one is hungry - one is less prone to read Mr. Lasch, less inclined to think about civil rights, let alone exercise them. Mr. Lasch is authoritarian and patronizing, even when he is strongly trying to convince us otherwise. The use of the phrase: "far in excess of their needs" rings of destructive envy. Worse, it rings of a dictatorship, a negation of individualism, a restriction of civil liberties, an infringement on human rights, anti-liberalism at its worst. Who is to decide what is wealth, how much of it constitutes excess, how much is "far in excess" and, above all, what are the needs of the pers ...
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Edward Ii - To What Extent Is Edward Responsible For His Own Fate? - 1,051 words
... , comedies, and pleasing shows. to go ahead at a huge expense to the treasury. This leads me on to my next point(s) Edwards total non-comprehension of a kings responsibilities and that he is only interested in his welfare and does not care about those around him, excluding favourites of course. For my example of how Edward does not understand his role I shall use that of the King sending his son to France in his place. Allow me to outline the background of the situation, England has garrisons in Northern France which are being attacked and losing, the King of France has agreed to peace talks where an arrangement can be agreed for keeping the garrisons or losing them. However Edward the S ...
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Henry James And "the Art Of Fiction" - 529 words
The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life. Stated Henry James in The Art of Fiction page 437. I agree with Mr. James that feelings and ambitions formed in characters do represent life. The idea of characters and how real they should is represented in page 440. Characters, in my opinion, form the novel itself. It is the characters and incidents corresponding in a novel, which make a good one. There are two kinds of characters: the round character, and the flat character. The round one has contradictions and develops with the progress of the novel. The flat character does not change; if it is good then that is the way it will stay, or if it is bad i ...
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Jewish Involvement In Shaping American Immigration Policy, 1881- 1965: A Historical Review - 2,785 words
... rly Louis Marshall], internal cohesion, well- funded programs, sophisticated lobbying techniques, well- chosen non- Jewish allies, and good timing (Goldstein 1990, p. 333). In this regard, the Jewish success in influencing immigration policy is entirely analogous to their success in influencing the secularization of American culture. As in the case of immigration policy, the secularization of American culture is a Jewish interest because Jews have a perceived interest that America not be a homogeneous Christian culture. Jewish civil rights organizations have had an historic role in the postwar development of American church- state law and policy (Ivers 1995, p. 2). Unlike the effort to i ...
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