Blind Conformity - 692 words
In today's world it is often difficult to adjust to one type of lifestyle or another. The constant bombardment of outside opinions hamper our ability, as humans, to choose and be comfortable with a certain way of living. Our way of living may consist of a look, a way of thinking, a religion, or any facet of our personalities that may not conform with whatever is the norm or the accepted at a given time. When this is the case, we sometimes feel forced to change, thus we are susceptible to blind conformity. The word conformity comes from the Latin words con, which means with or together, and forma, which means to shape or mold. Therefore, blind conformity is actually a molding of ourselves tog ...
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The Blind Man - 1,225 words
The narrator in Raymond Carvers Cathedral is not a particularly sensitive man. I might describe him as self-centered, superficial and egotistical. And while his actions certainly speak to these points, it is his misunderstanding of the people and the relationships presented to him in this story which show most clearly his tragic flaw: while Robert is physically blind, it is the narrator that cannot clearly see the world around him. In the eyes of the narrator, Roberts blindness is his defining characteristic. The opening line of Cathedral reads, This blind man, an old friend of my wifes, he was on his way to spend the night. (Carver 1052) Clearly, the narrator can not see past Roberts disabi ...
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Blind Man - 552 words
This story The Blind Man is about a woman named Isabel, who has a husband named Maurice. The two of them had been married for 4 years, before there was a certain accident. This accident took place at Flanders, and resulted in the blinding of Maurice. The two continued to live together for the next year, and pretty much, all was well. There were obviously some hard times for the couple, but they were getting through them. There is a little twist to the story though. Isabel had a friend by the name of Bertie Reid. Maurice never liked Bertie, because I think he was jealous of Isabel and his relationship. They had grown up together, and had been real close friends forever. There was never anythi ...
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Blind Oedipus - 772 words
In "Oedipus The King" by Sophocles, we see a man, Oedipus, who can see but cannot see at the same time. Oedipus has been chosen to look for the murderer of the former king, Laius. Little does he know that he, a few years prior, was the one who killed king Laius. He has also been destined to kill his father and marry his mother, which he knows he's destined but does not see that he already has. There are many factors in the story that give Oedipus hints and clues that tell him that he killed king Laius, his father, and married his mother Jocasta. The elders suggest that Oedipus consult the blind prophet Tiresias. Tiresias will tell Oedipus the truth on who killed Laius. When Tiresias arrives, ...
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Blind Ambition - 421 words
John Dean was counsel to the President. He wanted power and superiority. To advance up the ladder, John Dean got involved in certain activities. Some of which were not legal. One example would be the extortion of money. John Dean didnt really think of the consequences but of the rewards. He would be high up on the ladder and one of the Presidents close associates. But John Dean soon found himself in quite a mess. He was on the verge of getting caught and having everything out in the open. He could be looking at prison time. A Mr. Hunt had certain information on these illegal activities and used them to his advantage in the form of blackmail. It was either a sum of money or an end to a lot of ...
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The Blind - 731 words
In Dante's Inferno and Purgatorio, the reader finds recurrent images of blindness used as the punishment of the contrapasso. Whether it is Calvacante dei Calvacanti struggling to "see" what happened to his son, the diviners in Hell condemned to walk backwards, or the blind Sapia in the second terrace of Purgatorio, the contrapasso of these characters does not allow them to see. Such a punishment is caused because, at any given moment of their lives, these characters have denied God-the "light" that guides human beings. Blindness is the punishment that afflicts Farinata and Calvacante dei Calvacante in Canto X of Inferno. These two enemies who have been condemned to spend the rest of eternity ...
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Blind Lead The Sight - 1,453 words
In Shakespeare's "King Lear" the issue of sight against blindness is a recurring theme. Blindness, in Shakespeare, is a mental flaw some characters posses, and vision is not derived from physical sight, it includes mental intuitiveness. King Lear and Gloucester are the two examples Shakespeare incorporates this theme into. Each of these characters' lack of vision was the primary cause of the unfortunate decisions they made, decisions that they would eventually come to regret. The blindest of all was undoubtedly King Lear. Because of his high position in society he is supposed to be able to distinguish good from bad: unfortunately, his lack of insight prevented him to do so. However, his "vis ...
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Blind And Deaf - 349 words
So you are Adam Lenders - said the chief editor of the local newspaper. 25 years old, born in the U.S.A. but currently living in Havana, Cuba. Now that's something, he added, after handing me back my ID's. We don't see a lot of you guys around here. What can I do for you? Well, that is very simple I sad. I was walking alone in the main plaza yesterday right after midnight, where out of nowhere came this strange guy and started screaming deliriously how he hated the president Fidel Castro. I believe he compared him with a crazy Baboon and he added that the whole system was a joke and that they should be hanged by their necks. I suppose that the police which was standing nearby didn't agree wi ...
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Blindness In Oedipus Rex - The Blind Leading The Blind - 463 words
Some say that ignorance is bliss. Perhaps this is true. If one is unaware of his or her wrongs, then no guilt will be felt. Perhaps those who can't see the forest for the trees do so because they fear the truth. We all as human beings try to escape the bad and ugly things in our lives, especially that which is bad or ugly about ourselves. Sometimes we all blind ourselves to the truth. Oedipus Rex clearly illustrates this theme of blindness, both literally and symbolically. Teireisias is a "seer: student of mysteries"(1263) who is called upon by Oedipus to reveal Laios's murderer. Although physically blind, Teireisias is not blind to the truth; it is Oedipus that is ignorant of his actions. T ...
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Is America Color Blind? - 1,259 words
White America! Erica loves my shit I go to TRL, look how many hugs I get Look at these eyes, baby blue, baby just like yourself, if they were brown Shady lose, Shady sits on the shelf but Shady's cute, Shady knew Shady's dimples would help, make ladies swoon baby, ooh baby! Look at my sales Lets do the math, If I was black I would've sold half, I ain't have to graduate from Lincoln High School to know that This is an excerpt from the song White America, off the highly controversial white rapper Eminems newest album: The Eminem Show. The saddest thing about this song is not that it is racial or sexist, as many people describe his work, but that it is all too true. Whites do not always have th ...
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Blind Mans Bluff - 402 words
Blind Man's Bluff Sometimes in literature, the characters in the story make an important contribution to society. In the novel, Blind Man's Bluff, by Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew, the brave men and women that served in the Navy's 'Secret Service' did just that. If it wasn't for them, many more lives would have been lost and more land would be destroyed. They had to endure many hardships and suffer for this country. This book is compiled of many missions that happened throughout the Cold War. It shows what the Naval Program was like during that period and how it changed due to advancing technology. These people operated the spy submarines and risked being killed or captured by the Sovie ...
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Blind Spot Enlargement In Non-athletes - 1,146 words
Everyone has a blind spot in the visual field caused by an absence of nerves on the retinal wall where the nerve ganglia enter. Our brains 'correct' this blind spot by filling-in the missing information so that we do not notice the blind spot in normal, daily activity. There have been a few studies conducted to determine how the brain compensates for the phenomenon. Recent studies indicate that in certain people seeking chiropractic treatment, unequal blind spots result from muscoloskeletal misalignments. This research has been controversial; however, it brings up several interesting questions. There are conditions that can damage the retina, causing blind spots in the visual field. It is ge ...
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Blind Spot Enlargement In Non-athletes - 1,191 words
... n of measurement. The blind spot mapping technique was described in Hall, 2003. It may be noted that opthamologists have a more precise technique for blind spot mapping, but that technique requires a completed degree in opthamology and requires very expensive equipment. This technology was not available for purposes of this study. The technique used was simplistic in design, yet accurate enough to obtain meaningful results. Test subjects for this study were recruited from senior members of the varsity football team and persons in the general campus population. Senior members of the varsity football team were used due to the assumption that they would be the most likely to adhere to the r ...
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Affirmative Action - 1,541 words
Affirmative action is one of the more recent and popular civil rights policies that affect today's society. Affirmative action can be described as nothing more than a lower educational standard for minorities. It has become quite clear that affirmative action is unfair and unjust. However, in order to blend race, culture, and genders to create a stable and diverse society, someone has to give. How can this be justified? Is there a firm right or wrong to affirmative action? Is this policy simply taking something from one person and giving it to someone else, or is there more to this policy, such as affirmative action being a reward for years of oppression against those whom it affects? There ...
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Born into a wealthy and well- known family Patricia Hearst had luxuries that many kids never grow up with. She lived in a mansion and grew up in catholic schools. Her Parents Randolph and Catherine Hearst were strict with their five daughters. As Patty grew up she became more distant from her parents and decided to go to a public high school. There is where she met Steven Weed; he was a young teacher who had just graduated from Princeton University. He became her math tutor, but not long after their relationship turned intimate. Although she was only 17 and he was 23, they continued with their secret relationship. ( internet ) Their relationship continued into college where she went to Menlo ...
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The Medias Role In Watergate - 693 words
In the American Democracy it is vital for our right to freedom of press to be put into full throttle. Without the press, the society would be clueless and blind of Washington's dealings and business. The press informs the public, for better or worse, about what really goes on in Washington. But during the Watergate Scandal, the press coverage of the scandal demonstrated some of the best and the worst aspects of the way the American press covers the presidency. Richard Nixon despised the press. From the days when he was Vice President and Governor, he had no trust for the press. Even when he used the press for his advantage to expose, what he believed to be, Communist influences in America, h ...
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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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150 Nazi - 564 words
1. Hitler demanded that the nation produce a "violently active, dominating, intrepid, brutal youth." What part did the schools play in carrying out that The schools taught the students to live a military lifestyle. Everything was very structured. Everything they did, they did mechanically. The games they played as children were war type games. They exercised and marched and 2. Write a working definition of the word indoctrinate. How does it differ from the word educate? How did Hitler indoctrinate young Germans? Why did he focus his efforts on them rather than on their parents? To indoctrinate is to "teach to accept a system of thought uncritically". To educate is to "provide information, to ...
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When we discuss our brain, we usually focus on the brains ability to think. That task alone is extremely complex and involved, but the brain also has many other tasks. Most of the time the brain is on autopilot, meaning that most of the activities preformed are just automatic. Our five senses; sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell, are automatically preformed in our brains. We don't have to think about how something sounds, we just hear it and we then interpret that sound. The largest area of our brain is the area that is set aside for vision, it is located in the occipital lobe. Dr. Gerard Guarniero has been blind since birth, a defect in which he has never been able to fix. Recently, he ha ...
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Auguste Rodin - 1,053 words
... otifs of the Renaissance masters, but a highly personal, intoxicating memory of what it was like to experience great art" (Lampert 12-13). Early on in the year of 1877, Rodin was accused of being an imposter. The Salon claimed that he had taken a statue and just molded right over it with new material. When Rodin found out what he was being accused of, he rushed to the press and had pictures taken to prove that he was not an imposter, and to prove that the sculpture was not exactly like the human body. Finally, the Salon concluded that it was not the same thing and Rodin said, "I have learned how to use it [bronze casting]." Rodin returned to Paris in late1877, when a death occurred in th ...
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