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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The Federal Reserve System - 1,508 words
I would like to start this paper by giving a clear definition of the federal reserve system: The Federal Reserve System most well known as the Fed is the central banking system and monetary authority of the United States. The Fed is made up of regional Federal Reserve banks and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, which their main responsibility is to supervise and to examine the state-chartered member banks, also to regulate banks holding companies, and finally to be responsible for the conduct of the monetary policy. Furthermore, some of the most important duties of the Fed are to keep full employment and to maintain a low state of inflation (CPI= 2%). In order to clearly understand thi ...
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Creole - 1,319 words
What is a Creole? The word Creole means many things to many people. It derives from the Latin word Creare, meaning to beget or create. The Webster dictionary says a Creole is a white person descended from the French or Spanish settlers of Louisiana and the Gulf States and preserving their characteristic speech and culture. Creoles, a term first used in the 16th century in Latin America to distinguish the offspring of European settlers from Native Americans, blacks, and later immigrant groups. In colonial America the designally originally applied to the American-born descendants of European-born settlers. The term has since acquired varying meanings in different regions. In the United States, ...
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Knights - 1,147 words
What come to mind when you hear the word knight? You are probably thinking of a book that you read when you were younger and saw someone in shining armor, fighting a dragon and rescuing ladies in distress. But actually these are myths about the knight. They never fought dragons or rescued ladies in distress. They did however fight battles and wars. A knight was someone who was given land by a lord in exchange for military service in the lords army and any money that he might earn off his new land. The life of a knight was nothing more than training and being prepared to serve his lord. They had other responsibilities other than military service. They often helped guard the lords castle, serv ...
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The Power Of Faith - 724 words
"The Power of Faith" Faith is a word of many synomns. The Webster dictionary states that faith is trust; confidence - the complete acceptance of a truth, which cannot be demonstrated or proved by the process of logical thought. The Bible dictionary reveals that faith is belief; trust - especially in a higher power. The fundamental idea in Scripture is steadfastness, faithfulness. Faith intertwines with many different aspects of life. As it is written in Luke 17:6, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, Be uprooted and planted in the sea, and it will obey you. Jesus knows that through the hardships of life, faith is hard to come by. So in my opinion, ...
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The Heroic Similaties If John F Kennedy And Beowulf - 995 words
The Heroic Similarities of John F. Kennedy and Beowulf A Hero is defined as, A man admired for his achievements and noble qualities. (Marriam-Webster Dictionary, 1999) Its the best word to describe mythological character Beowulf, and 35th U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Beowulf was a honorable man, who reigned as kind and the strongest warrior throughout land. J.F.K. charmed the U.S. with wit, kindness, and bravery. John F. Kennedy and Beowulf had similar heroic qualities. Beowulf and Kennedy can both be noted for various brave act throughout their lives. Beowulf was looked upon as the greatest warrior of his people, the Storm-Geats. His gratitude led him to help the King of Storm-D ...
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Lovehate Comparison - 877 words
Growing up, I had a best friend named Susie. We shared everything. She knew my every thought, dream and fear. I always saved her a seat on the bus. When we became teenagers we double dated. We were each other's counselor, confidant, and sometimes even a shoulder to cry on. I loved her very much and could not imagine not being her friend, until she betrayed me. I discovered that she had been seeing my boyfriend behind my back. After learning of her deceit I hated her so much that just the sight of her literally turned my stomach. Often it is difficult to distinguish if the actions of others originate from love or hate. There are many variables in deciding whether someone acted out of love or ...
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What Is Literature - 790 words
The Mirriam-Webster dictionary defines literature as: writings in prose or verse; especially writings having excellence of form or expression and expressing ideas of permanent or universal interest. This concept of thoughts and ideas on paper is a good start but does not thoroughly define literature. Literature takes many forms and has evolved over time along with humankind. Therefore to thoroughly define literature one must discuss the elements of literature, the history of literature and what literature has become to todays society. As diverse as people themselves literature takes on many forms. The three major forms are prose, poetry, and drama. This paper will discuss mainly prose litera ...
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Role Reversal Of Genders - 1,406 words
Today, there is a trend towards people spending more leisure time watching TV, listening to the radio, or reading newspapers and magazines. Shows on television and articles in the newspapers influence our decision-making process, shaping our perceptions of the world. The fact that we are better informed and in touch with the latest news, we should be aware that accepting this enormous flow of information and allowing it to shape our mind could be dangerous. The TVs infiltrate our lives, guiding us towards what are we are supposed to wear, how we look and act. Children, because of the lack of mature judging values, are more susceptible to the influence of the television. They tend to accept e ...
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Paul - 1,000 words
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Stephen King - 1,022 words
Stephen King is one of the most successful authors of the twentieth-century. He brings nightmares to life in a way that no other writer has succeeded to do, and is now among the most prestigious horror writers of the time. King is indeed a genius at work; however, to fully understand the legacy of Stephen King, one must understand the background from which he came and the manner in which he handled it. Due to the desertion of his father and his lack of self-esteem, Stephen decided early in his childhood that he would not be consumed by the terrors of his fears. He created a world of fantasy in which he controlled the terror. By definition, a fantasy is "the power or process of creating unrea ...
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Crude Oil Report - 2,189 words
The Statistics and History of Crude Oil 4 The Statistics and History of Crude Oil A mixture of comparatively volatile liquid hydrocarbons (compounds composed mainly of hydrogen and carbon with some nitrogen, sulfur, and oxygen) that occurs in the Earth's crust and is extracted for use as fuel and various petroleum products, what is this? Crude oil. Because crude oil is a mixture of widely varying constituents and proportions, its physical properties also vary widely. Crude oil is first pumped up from the ground in it's simplest form. Later, crude oil is transported by pipeline, train, tanker truck, barge, or ocean tanker to oil refineries where it is later sold to factories, gas stations, an ...
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Aeschylus - 862 words
In this paper I will be placing my emphasis on tearing apart the story of Oresteia, Greek Tragedy, articles written on the story, and then give me own interpretation. Aeschylus lived approximately from 525- 456 B.C. in the city of Eleusis. The Oresteia was written two years before his death. He wrote the tragedies: Eumenides, Prometheus Bound, The Oresteia, The Persians, Seven against Thebes, among others. In the interpretation given by David Cohen, he describes justice in the Oresteia. In the first few paragraphs, Cohen describes the main point of the book, which is the justice that Zeus enforces. Aeschylus believes strongly that Zeuss laws are not intentionally supposed to harm the innocen ...
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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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Sharon Olds And William Shakespeare - 1,257 words
From the Present to the Future through the Eyes of Love Plato once said, At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. What is Love? Love is an attraction based on sexual desires: affection and tenderness felt by lovers. (Merriam Websters Dictionary) We see a lot of love, marriage, broken-hearts, lust, and sex in today society but also in poetry we read by great authors. A poem such as Sharon Olds, Sex Without Love. Also from the past that knew the meaning of love through his plays, poems, and especially from his sonnets, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116 Let me not the marriage of true minds. I will analyze each poem and sonnet and show my own point of view and show the similarities and diff ...
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Very Has A Dream - 615 words
Most people have some kind of hopes or dreams. Hopes are "desires accompanied by expectations of fulfillment, they are one that give promises to the future." ( The Merriam Webster Dictionary, page 367). Dreams are "notable for their beauty, excellence, and/or enjoyable quality." ( The Merriam Webster Dictionary, pages 234-235). However, these dreams are many times thwarted by many obstacles along the way, as happens to George and Lennie's in John Steinback's novel, Of Mice and Men. George promises Lennie's aunt Clara, right before she dies, that he will take care of Lennie, and that they will always be together. During the 1930's, people like Lennie, who has a mental handicap, and black's, s ...
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International Law As 'law' - 1,579 words
When comparing apples to pears, one is not making a fair comparison, but a disproportionate comparison. Often times when international law is discussed or attempts are made to understand international law; many often attempt to compare international law with existing laws such as national law or domestic law. Making such disproportionate comparisons leads to many misconceived notions and attitudes toward international law. For an adequate comparison of international law to other laws, one should look closely at the available facts. This essay will demonstrate the vitality of international law, in a world of nations which continue to increase in interdependence. Unlike municipal law, internat ...
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The Scarlet Letter "a": Meanings And Connections - 686 words
Webster defined symbol with these words: Something concrete that represents or suggests another thing that cannot in itself be pictured. This concept has been particularly applied to literature and used by writers throughout history. Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter uses multitudes of symbols in such a manner. One of the most prominent, and most complicated, of such symbols is the scarlet letter A. The scarlet letter A is a symbol of a daughters connection to her mother, isolation, and the devil and its associations. The scarlet letter represents Pearls emotional attachment to Hester. For instance, Pearl is as deeply affectionate to the letter as she is to her mother. In chapter ten, ...
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Hobbes: Credited Through Religion - 694 words
Although the Catholic faith states that Baptism removes the penalty for past sins including the original sin, it doesn't remove the effects of original sin. It doesn't keep you from sinning. If one is a human being, they sin and thus they are considered bad. This is a fact and it is supported by Biblical texts. Three instances of such will be listed here along with the location of more. The first is Ecclesiastes 7:20 (NKJV) reading For there is not a just man on earth who does good and does not sin. The second is similar and is spoken by Jesus himself (Mark 10:18 NKJV) Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. This statement is made in response to a man calling Jesus goo ...
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Racism - 1,291 words
Racism is a controversial issue. Racism, however, often have played the central role in such conflicts. Racism is the intentional or unintentional use of power to isolate, separate and exploit others as defined in the Webster dictionary. People generally respond to others differently based on what they know, which may include superficial characteristics often associated with race. In this paper this writer goal is to give an opinion of how she feels that racism will effect the Americas. In doing such she will base information from Websters definition of Racism, reading assigned for the course, and some of her own ideas on ways to overcome this obstacle as a nation. Global change has to start ...
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