End Of The Story Blind Faith
1,240 wordsFor the past week, people all over the world have had their eyes on the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Along with the many different Olympic sports, there are many different winners... of all shapes and sizes. However, it is not the different physical appearances of these athletes that are interesting, but the different styles of winning. Some athletes receive their gold and proclaim their superiority. Others win gold and put people down in the midst of their victory, such as Svetlana ...
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Family Ties Strong Family
404 wordsWritten by Alexander Kill - Holocaust Survivor. The Jews were a strong people that survived 2000 years of dispersion without assimilation. Their strong survival mechanism was based on adaptation to persecution. They were like a reef that bends to the hurricane and survives, while an old tree is broken. Even their Arch-enemy, Hitler grudgingly acknowledged this strength. In Mein Kampf Hitler wrote: In hardly any people in the world is the instinct of self preservation developed more strongly than...
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E E Cummings Poetic Devices
756 wordsPoetic and rhetorical devices are used to create the tone of a poem. With a defined and structured tone, the meaning of a poem can be more clearly and effectively conveyed. The poem Jehovah buried, Satan dead by E. E. Cummings has a distinct meaning that has been heightened by its tone. The tone is also accented through the use of rhetorical and poetic devices. A few of these devices include onomatopoeia, conceit, slant rhyme, the form, sound, and repetition. Starting with an evaluation of the m...
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Great Is To Be Misunderstood United States Ideas
452 wordsThe quote that most provoked thought and emotion from within me comes from the essay "Self-Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. "To be great is to be misunderstood" was used by Emerson to explain the lagging growth of the conception of ideas and thoughts of his generation. Original and novel ideas were scorned by conservatives who believed the best method for learning was by repetition and memorization of proven classics written by previous generations. The continuing timelessness of his quote is s...
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Loving God God Exists
1,025 wordsKrishna", which is actually Sanskrit for "Dark God", predated Jesus the Christ in the works of two Greek historians, Asian and Strabo (Daleiden 105). Then there is Buddha, who predates Jesus by more than five centuries (Daleiden 105). There are many other religions, cults and superstitions after Jesus walked among chosen sinners. If so why has Christianity become such a big issue over the years in moral and political aspects in the world? Is God a "woman" or an "African American?" Should prayers...
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Lao Tzu The Moderation Of Rule
850 wordsRuling a country effectively is executed through a variety of methods. Lao-Tzu, a follower of Taoism, expresses his belief on the most efficient way to govern. "The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be. The more weapons you have, the less secure people will be. The more subsidies you have, the less self-reliant people will be" (25). This quote from Lao-Tzu can be interpreted many different ways. The author discusses what he feels the role of a leader should be, the restri...
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Make You Feel Bad Times
869 wordsSolitude the word is scary to some people, but for many, solitude is one of the greatest aspects of their lives. I do not think that people see the advantages of living a solitary life. Most of the time they think that it would be miserable. For many people, their picture of solitude is someone pacing the house trying to escape boredom or loneliness. I think differently. Solitude enables you to grow in many directions: in self-reliance, in enjoyment of life, and in dealing with lifes difficult s...
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Taking Risks Risk Taking
693 wordsHave you ever felt you are on risk before? If yes, how do you feel at that moment? And would you like to do it again? The answers can be very different for each person. In order to know what the differences are we should know what risk is. Risk is some kind of possibility of suffering harm or loss or a situation involving uncertain danger. From the meaning of risk, people can look at risk in different point of view. Some people don't want to take or to deal with risk at all but some people want ...
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Developing Countries Developing Nations
1,203 wordsThe external policy of the EU is generally considered to consist largely of trade negotiations on various bilateral and multilateral stages. There is much debate over the effectiveness of policy with respect to the developing world; in the context of this discussion I have used the term 'developing world' in its widest sense, although I will most commonly focus on the Mediterranean counties, ACP, and Latin America. It should also be made clear that for these purposes I will not be drawing too mu...
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Modern Americans Vs Puritans
759 wordsAre We or Are We Not? Are we or are we not? That is the question. Does the current generation of Americans have the same values and morals of the Puritans of the 1600 's? Some would say yes and others would say no. This paper will show both sides of the argument. It will discuss whether or not we share the values of self-reliance and honesty like the Puritans treasured. This essay will discuss the importance of the family and home to the Puritans and compare that to today's standards. It will al...
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God Selected Abraham Family Are Traveling Egypt
1,425 wordsGod selected Abraham to be the father of the His people. The bible does not directly state why God selected him, but after reading scripture one can conclude that God selected Abraham due to his great faith. Abraham's life lends itself as an example to all who desire to walk with God. EARLY LIFE Abraham was one of three sons born to Terah in the city of Ur of the Chaldeans. Research conducted by Elmer Towns indicates that Abraham was younger than his two brothers, Nor and Haran, although the bib...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Henry David Thoreau
1,049 wordsTranscendentalism Transcendentalism is philosophical and literary movement that existed in New England in nineteenths century. Transcendentalism was originated in among group of people who were against traditional Calvinist views. Immanuel Kant was the one who actually produced ideas from which transcendentalism was developed. Transcendentalism was not a systematic philosophy; it had some basic ideas that were generally shared by its adherents. The beliefs that God is immanent in man and nature ...
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Hester And Dimmesdale Puritan Society
1,110 wordsThe Scarlet Letter Puritan Society- In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society in which one is unable to divulge his or her innermost thoughts and secrets. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how he or she truly feels, otherwise the emotions are bottled up until they become volatile. Unfortunately, Puritan society did not permit this kind of expression, thus characters had to seek alternate means to relieve their personal anguishes...
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Outlook On Life Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
1,254 wordsDuring the course of the last fifty years, society has changed significantly. In modern society a great emphasis is placed on individualism and diversity within a society. It is rare that an individual would be ridiculed or forced to change simply for not complying with what society views as normal. This has not always been the case though. The nineteen fifties were much different. This was an era of social conformity. The members of society who were intent on maintaining this social state ostra...
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World War Ii Death Of A Salesman
1,761 wordsMaterialism in Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller uses Death of a Salesman to expose Americas preoccupation with materialism after World War II. This preoccupation is the main cause of Willys mental stress. Willy had a lot riding on him being successful. His family's survival depended on his success. Millers depiction of the Loan family is an example which shows that America is largely a second and third generation country. The first generation in this play, Willysfather, was forced in order to m...
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Willy American Dream
1,043 wordsWho Killed Willy Loman? Will Loman, the salesman, portrayed as one of the great specimens of the modern age hard working middle class men. He was a man who loved his wife and children and was dedicated to his career in his search for success, but like all other men he had his claim to contradicting qualities. Willy? s own faults and Willy? s own damaged characteristics lead him to his demise. Willy? s excessive praise to dignity pushed him along the border of death. Willy Loman was very concerne...
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God Is Dead Modern Society
475 wordsGOD IS DEAD Sex on television. Murder in the schools. Racism, greed, selfishness, and indifference permeate the luxury in which Americans surround themselves. Modern society has fallen from grace. Famous philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche saw this long ago and in the midst of an apathetic world coined the prolific phrase: God is dead. This statement was thought blasphemous by many and its credibility was never fully realized. This essay will give examples of society's lack of faith in God and point...
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Fatherly Advice Giver Fatherly Advice Children
428 wordsFranklin vs. Emerson Ben Franklins philosophies centered mostly on Enlightenment ideas. He believed in the value of individual freedom and that we should not be governed by a monarchy. Franklin also found that trust in method was the best thing, because that is the method with which he went through so that he would become a better writer. He had an eagerness to expand his knowledge in a quest to learn more. More weight was placed on the discovery of truth through the observation of nature, rathe...
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632 wordsEmerson and Whitman: Views of Self? What is man anyhow? What am I? What are you? ? asks Whitman. Who we are, what our purpose is and what the meaning of life is are all mysteries that man has tried to solve from his earliest history. Whitman and Emerson explore these ideas in their works, Song of Myself and Self Reliance. Whitman, an American poet, and Emerson, an American philosopher, take different approaches in their search for self-discovery, yet within their solutions, many parallels can be...
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Hester And Dimmesdale Puritan Society
1,295 wordsIn Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter, life centers around a rigid Puritan society in which one is unable to indulge his or her innermost thoughts and secrets. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how he or she truly feels, otherwise the emotion builds up until they become volatile. Unfortunately, Puritan society allows no expression of this kind, so the characters have to seek alternate means in order to relieve their personal anguishes and desires. Luckily, at least for th...
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