The Believer - 588 words
Take me to your leader, Jireehove or, as his friends called him, Jig said to the chief gate-guard. It was a tall and gorilla-like creature with blood-red eyes peering at him with disgust from behind the helm decorated with bones. For a few moments the guard hesitated, estimating the danger the lonely traveler could bring, and then he shouted right in Jig`s face the words in a terrible accent that identified his nature a goblin. Elfish scum! I will take you to my leader! Khran kazzum!, after the last command a group of guards rushed out of the shadows, surrounding the traveler. He had not need to turn around to see that if he will try to resist, he will be simply outnumbered so he waited for ...
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The True Believer Summary - 1,074 words
The True Believer is a manuscript that attempts to grant justification as to why people would be drawn to a mass movement. A mass movement is a form of social, economic, or religious movement where a large group of people attempt to rise up and evoke a change away from the status quo. 'This book deals with some peculiarities common to all mass movements, be they religious movements, social revolutions or nationalist movements.' The book is divided into four parts. Part one pertains to The Appeal of Mass Movements. Part two covers the Potential Converts. Part three involves United Action and Self-Sacrifice. And Part four is titled Beginning and End. Throughout these four sections the author c ...
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Equality To All - 2,176 words
The question has been raised: who is in control of curriculum in our school? Not just the choosing of the precise books, but who is in charge of the contents of the books that curriculum directors can choose from? Once the answers to these questions are found, what should be done if they point to one group? So many problems in the United States have arisen when the people discover that one group is violating the peoples rights in some way by not allowing others power, that it would be logical to conclude that it would be perceived by many to be unfair if it is found that one interest group chooses what all American children learn, especially if that interest group is furthering their own int ...
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Equality To All - 2,112 words
... religious goal over 2,000 years ago in the Christian Scriptures. Bergman states, "Incidentally, the source of the belief in the equality of man is the Bible, few ancient books espouse this concept, and it is foreign to most non-Christian peoples (6)." Since these concepts are biblical in origin, why are the students not told this? What about the fact that abortion, homosexuality and fornication are talked about in school, but teachers are not allowed to discuss the religious side of the issue, only the side deemed non-religious? Though the public schools are teaching a type of religion, obviously, the students are not informed about it; in fact, the topic of religion is not deemed import ...
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Rooselvelt - 5,160 words
... refully prepared plans were ready to be implemented almost at once. Huge public buildings, great dams, and irrigation and flood-control projects are part of PWAs legacy. The most spectacular agency designed to promote general economic improvement was the National Recovery Administration (NRA), an organization set up (along with the PWA) by the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), which was passed by Congress in June 1933. The NRA was designed to help business help itself. Unfair competition was supposed to be eliminated through the establishment of codes of fair competition; in effect, laws against combinations of large businesses were to be suspended in exchange for guarantees to wo ...
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A Modernday Revolution American Turmoil In The 1960s - 1,528 words
... for the gradual with drawl of troops from Vietnam, and in 1975, the last of the troops returned home. The Vietnam Peace Movement was only part of the student movements that went on at the time. The baby boom after World War II more than doubled the population of U.S. colleges in 1960-1964. This was also the first generation to grow up with the knowledge that an atomic bomb could destroy the world. The students felt power of their numbers, and they felt also that they should have more say in the issues that affected their lives (Benson 50) A prime and initial example of these feelings are the events taking place at Berkely University in 1964. University officials passed a new regulation ...
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Michelengelo - 1,867 words
The Italian Michelangelo Buonarotti, almost certainly the most famous artist produced by Western civilization and arguably the greatest, is universally viewed as the supreme Renaissance artist (see Renaissance art and architecture). He created monumental works of painting, sculpture, and architecture and left an additional legacy of numerous letters and poems. Through this vast and multifaceted body of artistic achievement, Michelangelo made an indelible imprint on the Western imagination. A member of an old and distinguished Florentine family, Michelangelo was born near Arezzo, Italy, on Mar. 6, 1475, and he died on Feb. 18, 1564, in Rome--a record of longevity that was as unusual as his pr ...
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Gimpel The Fool - 1,499 words
Thesis: Although Gimpel appeared to be a fool, he was really a wise man. A. Tricks played on him by towns people C. Rejection of devil's influence "Gimpel the Fool" is a story of laughter and sadness. Gimpel was a boy that had a reputation of being a fool since his early age. People were always playing tricks at him. Although Gimpel appeared to be a fool, he was really a wise man. He showed he was a wise man by loving the children that were not his, being a believer in his religion and by not taking advice from the Devil. There are many ways in which Gimpel appeared to be a fool. First the young men of the village spent a great deal of time making fun of poor Gimpel (Kazin 353). It appeared ...
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The Effect Of The Supernatural Upon Events In Shakespeares Macbeth - 1,659 words
At the time Shakespeare wrote Macbeth, people were interested in the idea of the supernatural and the unknown. It would have been a hot conversational topic of the day in the late 16th century, with most folks being very suspicious of things of this nature. This seems to be one of the reasons why Shakespeare chose to write a play about this particular theme. Another reason would be that the playwright knew his work would be performed in front of King James; the King was of Scottish heritage and it would be pleasing to him to recognise actual place names used in the play. Scotland as a country is complimented throughout the play: This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air nimbly and sweetly re ...
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Dantes Inferno - 951 words
In his poem, the Inferno, Dante mentions many well know people. Dante mentions such people as Pope Anastasius, Alexander the great, Cleopatra, and many others. The poem is about Dante who has died, and upon reaching the afterlife, he was stopped short of heaven by three beasts. When Dante flees the beasts, Virgil appears. Virgil states that he is there to take Dante to heaven, but it will be a long trip through hell. Virgil tells Dante that the only way to heaven is to follow him. Dante follows, and the majority of the poem is a very descriptive narrative of what Dante sees and encounters. Throughout his journey, Dante sees and encounters people he had known or read about in life. These are ...
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Holocaust - 460 words
The Holocaust: Does History Repeat Itself? The Holocaust was a period in time lasting from 1933-1945, where Adolph Hitler tried to exterminate people that he considered to be inferior to him. He wanted his country to be full of Arians, his perception of the perfect person. An Arian is described as a blonde haired blue-eyed person. More recently, history teachers in Germany are trying to avoid teaching about this event that killed close to 12 million Jews, homosexuals, invalids, and gypsies. Why is this? Many Germans probably arent in agreement with the views of the Nazis who guided this event. Therefore, they may not want to be stereotyped as prejudice Nazis. This may be a possible explanati ...
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Faust The Characters That Define Him - 899 words
Faust: a figure defined by the characters in which he interacts. In Johann Wolfgang von Goethes Faust first part, Faust is a famous character of self-inflicted tragedy. The characters such as Mephistopholes, Wagner, and Gretchen imply those feelings, impulses, needs, and wants that many may face during a lifetime. Goethes story of Faust illustrates an interesting path that one may follow at a universal point where we feel we do not know our purpose and feel pinned down by the sadness of the seemingly impossible satisfaction of life. The story appeals to all who read it. It shows that feelings of loneliness and unfulfilment are timeless and take many forms. Lust is personified by Gretchen, te ...
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Interpretive Analysis Of A Modest Proposal - 1,436 words
Swift's "A Modest Proposal", in which he suggests that the problem of Irish poverty can be solved by the sale of the children of the poor for consumption, is above all things a criticism of human faults: extremism of thinking, greed, pride, hypocrisy, intolerance, and insensitivity. His use of ireony is evident even in the title: the idea that not only should poor Irish children be eaten, but that they should be bred for eating is certainly anything but modest. Swift's plan is that through irony, sarcasm, and exaggeration, the reader will recognize those faults which may not seem so obvious in their more mild forms. In Swift's criticism of extremist thinking, he switches back and forth throu ...
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Household Recycling Easier Than You Think - 1,209 words
Thesis: After reading this essay, I will fully understand the issue of recycling and the three solutions I have found. Purpose: To provide myself with the information necessary to choose the proper recycling program I feel is the most efficient and effective. Carless, Jennifer. Taking Out The Trash: A No-Nonsense Guide to Recycling. Washington D.C.: Island Press, 1992. This book discusses the fundamentals of recycling, for individuals, businesses and communities. It also describes the history of waste disposal, and an overview of recyclable materials, both common (paper, glass, plastic) and uncommon (tires, asphalt car bumpers). I will use some direct quotes from Carless herself and also use ...
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Transendentalism Through Franklin Emerson And Thoreau - 1,887 words
Daniel Higgins September13, 2000 Transcending Life by Adapting the Concepts of Franklin, Emerson, and Thoreau Everyone one of us struggles daily to survive in a manner befitting our individual beliefs, hopes, aspirations, dreams, and goals. There is not a universal code on how exactly we should go about doing this. Benjamin Franklin, Henry Thoreau, and Waldo Emerson were some of the most unique thinkers influencing the way of thinking in America. Their concepts where simplistic in nature, with underlying themes based on Transcendentalism. Transcendentalism is defined as an individual transcending their senses and gaining a better understanding of beauty, good, and truth through activities su ...
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Homer Comparison And Contrast Of The Gods In Homers Epics With The God Of The Hebrews - 1,505 words
Tucker 1 Comparison and Contrast of the gods in Homers epics with the God of the Hebrews There are many similarities and differences between the Greek gods and the Hebrew God. These similarities and differences are revealed in the character and functionality of the gods. The revelation of similarities and differences can also be seen in mans relationship to his god or gods. Homer was instrumental in documenting the oral traditions of the Greek gods in his poetry. Moses, the Hebrew leader, is attributed with documenting what he witnessed from God in the Torah. The Greek and Hebrew belief systems were established for the purposes of explaining the world we live in, the phenomenon in nature, an ...
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Political Theories Of Hobbes And Locke - 881 words
The Political Theories of Hobbes and Locke In the sixteenth century, the rise of the state and decline of the feudal system brought about the question of authority, whose is absolute, God or man? Should the state have power over its subjects or the subjects over the state? Soon after the theory of sovereignty and the theory of social contract were developed, but even these still drew debate. Thomas Hobbes and John Lockes political theories have been influential ever since they were first developed in the late seventeenth century. During this time there was an outpouring of political ideas, Locke and Hobbess theories stand out. Their theories are both psychologically insightful, but in nature ...
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Stuart Family Album - 788 words
He was a believer of Absolute Power, as he himself believed he had power bestowed upon him by God ( known as the Divine Right of Kings ). While he occasionally passed statements in favor of the Puritans/Anglicans, he was believed to be ( as most Stuarts ) secretly Catholic. He was not exceedingly fond of Parliament, but had few skirmishes with them, he favored He was believed to be a homosexual, and married only out of responsibility to the throne. He believed in absolute power, and so decided not to call Parliament, as it was his decision whether or not they met; they couldnt do anything without his permission to meet. Due to a Scottish uprising, he found himself in need of money to create ...
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John Smith And John Winthrop - 1,829 words
Life in New England in the early years of America was a chance for people to start over while including in this new way of life the philosophies they believed in. Leaders and prominent men like John Winthrop and John Smith saw America as a place to spread their ideas and make them into a functioning community. These men had different visions of what America was when they arrived there and of what it should become in time. Each of them wanted a type of change to occur in the New World. Winthrop was interested in forming a close community, serving God and avoiding selfishness. Smith saw America as a place to achieve wealth and become financially independent. Smith also emphasizes the importanc ...
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1920sroaring And Depression - 1,990 words
It is likely that when comparing Civil War Generals that the historian cannot make general or specific comparisons between personalities like Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. They eventually fought each other, and Grant was the victor. Who was more bold? Who was more the genius? Who had the best instincts? When comparing Robert E. Lee with Joseph Johnston comparisons come quickly. One was a bold offensive minded general and the other? And the other was also an offensive minded general who lacked boldness. As a strategist Johnston seems to have been dominated by the concepts of Frederick the Great, Jomini, and Napoleon. He rarely strayed from the accepted maxims. Concentration and maneuver ...
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