Oxford Oxford University Nazi Regime
1,278 words... was for the growth of the Aryan race. A central purpose of conquest in Europe, therefore, was to provide the master race with land for settlement and resources for exploitation. Hitler, therefore, implemented a program of strenuous maximization of armaments which, in due course, would lead to his program of nationalization around the globe. What must guide us constantly today, Hitler declared, is the fundamental insight that the regaining of lost imperial territories is primarily a question ...
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Oxford Oxford University Plato Believed
1,326 words... our the Athenians did not stress physical prowess as much as the Spartans, they did not disregard it all together. Young children were trained at the palestrae, gyms for children, by paidotribes, in activities such as running, jumping, wrestling, and swimming. Plato believed that children are trained physically so that they may not be compelled through bodily weakness to play the coward in war or on any other occasion (Protagoras 326. C). However, it seems that the training the children rece...
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Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty
1,675 words... ne technology. Former President of the United States Ronald Regan used an analogy to suggest that lethal injection might produce a quick, painless death to condemned prisoners: I know what its like to try to eliminate an injured horse by shooting him. Now you call the veterinarian and he gives it a shot and the horse goes to sleep - thats it. I myself have wondered if there arent even more human methods now-the simple shot or tranquillize (14). In the 1800 s the most frequent means of execut...
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Oxford Oxford University Red Figure
1,124 words... Based on a continuum of stylistic development, this kylix dates between 510 - 500 BC. In an early red-figure vase dated to 520 BC, a scene depicts Heracles in battle. The hero lunges toward an unseen opponent, his arm outstretched. The artist has painted patterned drapery, as Heracles' clothing appears to be drawn on him rather than over him. His hair and beard are not textured, but rather a solid color layered by shading. A thin curved line is drawn to convey a mustache. His lion skin is va...
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Oxford Oxford University Sons And Lovers
1,599 wordsDavid Herbert Richard Lawrence was born in 1885, the fourth son of an illiterate Nottinghamshire miner. After study at University College, Nottingham he became a school teacher, but it is as a poet, essayist, and in many peoples view a controversial novelist, especially as two of his novels were banned, because they rejected Victorian prudishness in favour of the expression of sexual freedom. He left teaching after some recurring illness, a t that time thought to be bronchitis and the encouragem...
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Oxford Oxford University Pardoners Tale
1,609 wordsCome forth, and kneel down here before, anon, And humbly you " ll receive my full pardon 1 The Pardoners Tale is the part of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, the most distinguished work of the medieval literature, which forebode the era of Renaissance. The Pardoners Tale reveals the corruption of the medieval sermon; it exposes the personality of its narrator and reflects the lack of morality that was hidden beneath piety at the Medieval Times. The author ironically describes the hypocr...
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2,512 wordsCan morality provide us with a form of self-transcendence? Within the scope of this research, we will elaborate on various philosophers opinions in order to find out whether morality can provide us with a form of self transcendence. Self-transcendence, according to Nietzsche, is the common essence of all moral codes. "Man, " he says, "is something that should be transcended. " (Cohen 126) Self-transcendence is, for him, not only the essence of morality, but most emphatically the essence of man h...
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Oxford Oxford University Put An End
2,090 wordsAbortion Abortion should be outlawed because it is immoral and mothers should face the responsibilities of their actions. Many arguments can be used in order to put an end to abortion or at least in order to establish dialogue. One of the oldest arguments against abortion is the religious standpoint. Western society (Canada & U. S. A. ) is historically a Judeo-Christian culture with Judeo-Christian values. Although in recent times we have become an increasingly puristic society the Old World thi...
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2,199 wordsGender Selection Introduction In our advancing society, almost everything is possible. Due to the rapid development of genetics, parents now are able to choose the gender of a child. For some it may seem as a great step towards future when it will be possible not only to predict, but also to choose gender of a future child, while others are concerned with implementation of new scientific achievements into life. The Human Genome Project Under The Human Genome Project, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) ...
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4,245 wordsColeridge and the Explosion of Voice Coleridge is so often described in terms which are akin to the word, explosive, and by all accounts he was at times an unusually dynamic, charismatic and unpredictable person. His writings themselves could also be termed explosive merely from their physical form; a fragmented mass, some pieces finished but most not, much of his writing subject to procrastination or eventual change of mind. Today I want to address a moment in his life which produced, as Richar...
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Oxford Oxford University Fathers And Sons
1,678 wordsIn an essay of not more than 1500 words: 1. Explain how in your view the settings in Fathers and Sons contribute to Turgenev s ideological statement. 2. Consider whether setting acts in a similar way in either Frankenstein or Great Expectations. There are many ways in which the word setting may be applied to a novel. Some of these include: The time and place (s) in which the action in the novel takes place; whether or not the novel is being read in its original form, or through the actions of a ...
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Oxford Oxford University Human Genome Project
4,326 wordsGenetics: Issues of IVF, screening, pre-selection, genetic testing, cloning and the social implications. James Watson once said, ? We used to think that our fate was in our stars. Now we know that, in large measure, our fate is in our Genes? (Jaroff 1998). On June 26 th 2000, The Human Genome Project will unveil its rough draft mapping of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequences within the human chromosomes (genetic code), to the public. The project has been ongoing since the late eighties, and...
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Oxford Oxford University Continental Army
2,219 wordsGeorge Washington: Classical Sun Tzu Strategist And George Washington: Classical Sun Tzu Strategist And Master In The Art Of War The American defeat of the British during the Revolutionary War was a direct result of George Washingtons incredible leadership and generalship which epitomized the greatness of Sun Tzu's Art of War Introduction The key to the success of the American Revolution was the George Washington himself. Faced with a near impossible task of defeating a tremendously powerful ene...
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Miss Havisham House Oxford Oxford University
1,840 wordsDuring his lifetime, Charles Dickens is known to have written several books. Although each book is different, they also share many similarities. Two of his books, Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, are representatives of the many kinds of differences and similarities found within his work... Perhaps the reason why these two novels share some of the same qualities is because they both reflect painful experiences which occurred in Dickens past. During his childhood, Charles Dickens suffered much...
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First World War Oxford Oxford University
4,101 wordsHow far did the Great War change peoples attitudes about how big a part a government should play in people lives? ? War? declared Trotsky, ? is the locomotive of history? (Bourne, 1989, p. 191) When considering the attitude of the people towards the change governmental intervention had in their lives, one must consider a number of different aspects. The scene must firstly be set by ascertaining the mood of the people upon the outbreak of war, and this Bourne eloquently describes: ? The British u...
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Oxford Oxford University Troilus And Criseyde
2,974 wordsChaucer? s epic poem, Troilus and Criseyde, is not a new tale, but one Chaucer merely expanded upon. One of these expansions that Chaucer? s work has become renowned for is the improvement of the characters. Generally, Chaucer? s characters have more texture, depth, humanity, and subtlety than those of the previous tales. Of the three main figures in the epic poem, Troilus, Criseyde, and Pandarus, Pandarus is the character that Chaucer took the most liberty with, creating and evolving Pandarus u...
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1,316 wordsThe Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Great Our understanding of the literary achievements of King Alfred depend very much upon what we believe about his early education. If we are content to accept the stories of Assers, the famous biographer of Alfred, that he reached his twelfth birthday before he learned to read (Keynes 75), then we must reckon his literary career as a phenomenon which can only be described, not explained. Or, if that is not satisfactory, we may compare him in his ad...
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Oxford Oxford University Kind Of Life
2,628 wordsIn his works, Plato writes about truth, justice, and reality in full detail. His ideas are greatly deep and persuasively argued. It is from him that all western philosophy is a footnote. He describes his view in a series of numerous dialogues. For my report, I have chosen four of his works to study, which I think were his most important. The Republic is a dialogue composed of 10 books. The theme in its entirety is justice. The characters of the dialogue are Socrates, who is the narrator; Glaucon...
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Oxford Oxford University Declaration Of Human Rights
2,523 wordsINTRODUCTION Is? poor citizen? a contradiction in term? Can we truly speak of a person as? complete? citizen if he strives day and night for his survival in poverty? Can such a person exercise the rights granted to him by the virtue of his membership to the community? Does not the term poverty suggest the failure of social citizenship rights? This concise essay will attempt to briefly answer these questions. In order to be able to sufficiently answer these questions, we need to briefly examine c...
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1,588 wordsThe time following the Emancipation Proclamation was at first a time when the color line was blurred. Blacks and whites intermingled freely, more so then ever before, yet these interactions were not representative of the South accepting the freedman into society. The Black Codes were enacted so that the former enslaved was not treated as equals in social and political relations. During the Reconstruction the freedman was searching for the meaning of his freedom and the responsibility it brought....
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