Trojan Compassion - 773 words
Both Homers The Iliad, and Virgils The Aeneid, recount the many grave occurrences, and key heros and gods and goddesses of the tumultuous Trojan War. The Trojans and Greeks are for the most part evenly matched; however, the Greeks triumph after ten years of restless war comes about because of many factors. The people of Troy suffer to a greater extent than the Greeks, because of Hectors unwise actions, Pariss gluttonous decision, and the gods involvement in the war. Hectors hubris and imprudent decisions result in massive losses in Trojan life. Although a leader and hero of the Trojan forces, Hector makes a colossal mistake by slaying Achilles closest friend, Patroclus, just as a mountain li ...
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Public Hangings - 1,364 words
Capital punishment seemed to have been regenerated from the beginning of mankind, where beheading was considered an honorable method of meeting death, whereas hanging carried with it a definite stigma. The era of public hanging was emotionally satisfying even though the surroundings was emotionally tense. In contrast to private hangings where they were fewer observers, less theatrical from the accuse and hanging was becoming more of an inhuman punishment to inflict on those found guilty of their crime. Both forms of hangings were though to be an effective way of preventing individuals from committing a crime. Capital punishment seemed morally acceptable, to the public and there were individu ...
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Gericaults Raftas Legacy In Art And Politics - 1,011 words
Theodore Gericault's greatest legacy as an artist is undoubtedly his Raft of the Medusa, completed in 1819. The painting is the comprehensive result of experiments with a variety of forms and styles; it marks the apogee of Gericault's career. Beautiful and horrible, incidental and ubiquitous, monumental without a specific hero, The Raft of the Medusa was to the Salon of 1819 a complete paradox. The painting's first critics were divided in their assessments by their political and artistic ideologies. Some critics at the painting's initial exposition desired a picture more blatant in social criticism while others felt that the painting derided the very patriotism they felt needed protection. A ...
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Ben Franklins Religion - 1,879 words
Although in his Autobiography Benjamin Franklin claims that at a young age he "became a thorough Deist" (1359), Franklin saw God as much more than a blind watchmaker. Among his frequent references to practicality, reason, and the value of experimental science, Franklin's metaphysical beliefs  easily get lost, especially as he distances himself theologically from colonial Christian doctrines. It becomes convenient but incorrect to let Franklin's "virtue" stand apart from his religious beliefs. Franklin maintained a firm belief, however, in "a Being of infinite Wisdom, Goodness and Power" (165) , a God who by "providence"  acts frequently in the world, a power who could and would susp ...
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Ghandi A Great Leader - 1,549 words
Few men have ever had as much of an effect on our world as Mohandas Gandhi, though he used the message of peace and love, rather than war and destruction. One time a prominent lawyer in South Africa, Gandhi gave up practicing law and returned to India in order to help ease the suffering of the repressed people of his homeland. Gandhi's love for people and his religious passion made him a revolutionary in many of his ideas and actions. On October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India, a region of Queen Victoria, Mohandas Gandhi was born to Kaba Gandhi and his wife. Although his father, Kaba, was the chief Minister for the Maharaja of Porbandar, he and his family lived in a small house and belonged to a ...
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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - 969 words
1. I really enjoyed reading the book. I liked the way it was written pretty much. Charlie's letters are as intimate as a diary as he shares his day-to-day thoughts and feelings. You can somehow really get to know the narrator - Charlie - and you feel like he is writing all these letters to you. That is very interesting. Yet there are somewhat unrealistic tones, which I noticed some time after reading the book, because my first impression was how incredibly realistic it was. Charlie is only portrayed as the nice, innocent teenager. He does some things wrong, but in the end is near perfect. Even though he is screwed up, your compassion for Charlie is overwhelming, and you seem to forget that t ...
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Dead Man Walking - 1,411 words
Imagine yourself convicted for a crime and sentenced to death. Imagine the hate in the society towards you. What kind of a soul would you have? How would you feel about the thought knowing when you are going to die and in what way? How will you react? Who will help you out? In the novel Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean, was asked to correspond with Pat Sonnier, a man sentenced to die by electric chair for the murder of two teen-agers, which he did not commit. Dead Man Walking, gives a moving account of her spiritual journey as she became knowledgeable about our system of capital punishment through her involvement in the lives and deaths of several convicted murderers, their families, t ...
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The Death Of Ivan Ilych - 587 words
The Death of Ivan Ilych tells the story of a man on his deathbed realizing that the majority of the things hes done throughout his life was for social acceptance. Concerned only with the thoughts of other people, his own ideas and thoughts were dismissed from importance when it came to self-image. On his deathbed he realizes that In public opinion I was moving uphill, but to the same extent life was slipping away from me. And now its gone and all I can do is die. Ivan found money and work to be the root of all happiness. One of the reasons why Ivan values work and money so much is because these to aspects were escapes from his artificial married life he was leading. For once in his life Iva ...
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Falling Leaves Return To Their Roots - 1,082 words
Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter, by Adeline Yen Mah, is a story of a young Chinese girl growing up in an environment that most people would crack under. Under the reign of a evil stepmother, Mahs life was worst than most young unwanted Chinese daughters during the early 1900s. However, due to her strong will and the influence of a special Aunt she is able to over come such a horrid childhood. Today she is a medical doctor in America. However, if she did not have the strength of character to escape to America, where she attended school, is experiencing a fulfilling medical career and a happy marriage, her story could have never been told. The strong and intriguing m ...
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Mr Ives Christmas - 1,262 words
GOD HAS CALLED HIM TO HEAVEN, the headlines read the day after Roberts death, a death that would become the defining event of his (Ives) middle-aged life. Even though the entire story of the novel flows to and from that bloody moment, the story beneath the surface, Ives resurrection from the grave of grief, revolves around a mystical vision of four winds. This puzzling experience has left Ives at a loss for words. ...I wake up every day wondering if Ill ever see anything like that again, and what is it supposed to mean. Shortly after Roberts death, aquaintances of Ives were urging him to seek revenge with more violence. ...Just remember, if you dont take care of business, no one else will. D ...
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Reformation Of Kikuji Mitani In Thousand Cranes - 1,657 words
... ns throughout the course of the story. The last words of the book reinforce this continued loathing- " 'And only Kurimoto is left.' As if spitting out all the accumulated venom on the woman he took for his enemy, Kikuji hurried into the shade of the park." I think that it can safely be concluded that this is one aspect of his past that Kikuji will never change his position on. As Chikako cleans the cottage, "The sound of her broom became the sound of a broom sweeping the contents of his skull, and her cloth polishing the veranda a cloth rubbing at his skull." This extraordinary metaphor gives us great insight into Kikuji's attitude towards his past and his memories. There are two contrad ...
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Managing People With Aids - 1,440 words
... an organization should take to deal with AIDS is to draft and implement an AIDS/HIV policy. First, the company must decide what type of policy they wish to put in place. While some companies choose to implement a specific AIDS policy, others have a broader infectious disease policy, or an even broader disabled employee policy which would also cover AIDS. Whatever type of policy a company decides to go with, it should support the following: The policy should provide a foundation for the organizations entire AIDS/HIV program. An AIDS/HIV policy that is not clear and well defined will not be effective. It must establish consistency within the company. If the company does ...
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Business Report - 1,530 words
A comprehensive advertising plan will help this company capitalize on many current and future market trends in the casket industry. We will develop a strategy for the company that will pull the product through the supply chain by creating consumer awareness and developing and interest for the product, thus creating a more educated, knowledgeable and empowered end-consumer. The new trend sweeping the funeral services market is that of pre- planning, people are starting to realize that as with everything else, prices are moving higher on a regular basis. Many individuals realize by pre-planing know they are relieving the burden from family members and also taking advantages of saving money by ...
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Motivation - 801 words
People want to be led, not managed. And,contrary to popular belief, powerful leadership skills arerarely genetic endowments, but rather systematic techniques that can be learned and used by almost anyone. Of all the things we ever learn to do, math can be one of the easiest. Once you know these exciting, yet simple, secrets, you'll discover your own natural ability to do seemingly impossible calculations mentally...in a flash. Successful, ultra-creative, world-altering individuals are not completely different from everyone else. Their differences are subtle and few. But, within these seemingly fine distinctions lie the great secrets for achieving success and prosperity in business and in lif ...
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Emergency On Planet Earth - 403 words
I must be one of the luckiest people alive on these days, and that isn't easy; because all across our fantastic planet, "the most dangerous animal in the world" continues to kill his brother and his mother and anyone else who gets in the way of his maniacal urgency for that paper with a picture of some incredibly generous monarch or extra cheerful dictator on each side, the paper that you think if you had piles of it you'd be really happy. Currency is a necessary and useful thing when used properly, when it's used to feed children and starving people, save that little rainforest there is, protect and respect the wondrous creatures we should share the space with, when it's in the hands of org ...
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Values - 2,176 words
d. Employees should remember that employees are adversaries and are always there to oppress them E. all needs of the citizens are to be met by the government4 the citizens can do som~ng to improve the lives of people g. Political positions are opportunities for enriching oneself )t political positions are o~,portunities of sharing God's power of recreating the world 4. citizens are cooperators to uplift the country in their economic life p citizens can urge the government to take active steps to take care of the earth B. Write whether these aye opertttional structures or attitudinal structures. b. philosophy of life g. world view C. Cite an attitudinal stricture of a person which resulted in ...
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Values - 2,400 words
... *: Are they h'elr,tul to achieve your personhood? Wliy2 Tree freednni is releasing oneself from the enslavement of the chains imposed by doing what is wrong. Doing wrong is not oxercisistg rue freedom as it heads one to be tied down to the consequences of the evil action. An example would be drinking liquor. With it would result actions which are not done with proper judgement. An example would be aiolv.nce. With violence may result hod ily harm or being put to prison. Surely doing wrong limits one~s freedom. Through striving to attain persormlioott, one would be led to attain tine freedom. had the opportunity to travel to a ceriain pl~ovi'lec in Africa. called Nigeria when I was traveli ...
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Wollstonecraft And Dickens Fight For Educational Reform - 1,172 words
... d there. Norrie Epstein, in The Friendly Dickens, states that, utilitarianism professes function over feeling, facts over fancy. Mr. McChoakumchild, who is brilliantly named (choak-um-child), is not seen in action but we get a good description of him. He is supposed to represent the ordinary teacher who had gone of to school and been stuffed with facts of all kinds but never asked to really think about them, only regurgitate the information. We see no signs of actual humanity in this man; he is the model teacher for Utilitarianism, and, in fact, we get the idea that if he werent as learned as he was that he may actually have some humanity. Next, we see Tom Gradgrinds own children Louisa ...
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Hemingway - 1,145 words
... himself with a shotgun. Ernest Hemingway takes much of the storylines of his short stories from his personal experiences. In "Soldier's Home" Hemingway expresses the alienation from bourgeois American culture that many returning soldiers felt. Harold Krebs, who is the main character in the story, feels this alienation when he returns to the U.S. He came back much later than the other soldiers. Everyone heard the same stories from all the soldiers, so Krebs felt the need to lie about the stories to make people listen and so he would feel like he belonged. Krebs is the story's protagonist. He is bored with his town and disgusted by his parent's bland piety. He also felt isolated from his f ...
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Catcher In The Rye Symbolism - 759 words
The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger, is a display of characters and incidents portrayed through the eyes of an adolscent. Holden Caulfield, the main character has been revealed in the first person view in a unique narrative of a teenage boy who forms a transition into adulthood. Holden perceives the world as an evil and corrupt place where there is no purity and that individuals in the world acquire a trait known as "phony." Throughout the novel, Holden Caulfield refers to the conditions of the society he lives in and deals with his internal affairs and his The setting of the book which is varied, brings the reader to the conclusion that it takes place in a psycotherapy session. Knowing t ...
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