Why Does The Iliad Conclude With The Funeral Of Hektor? - 1,696 words
Examine why the Iliad concludes with the funeral of Hektor. Could Hektors death be recognised as a major defining moment in the Trojan War? In this essay I will illustrate how the burial customs of the late bronze-age Greeks facilitated the way in which the Iliad was structured; additionally in what way the belief of the Greeks in 8th Century (BCE) may have been represented in the discussions which took place between the living and the dead. Through these points I expect to show how this has influenced the way in which Hektor death links the tragic development of the epic poem. Although we witness many deaths of Trojan and Achaian warriors we are only aware of the two funerals (held separate ...
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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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All Quiet On The Westren Front - 5,580 words
All Quiet on the Western Front Chapter SummaryBy: Jesse CodyAll Quiet on the Western Front is an anti-war novel from the opening chapters. Many critics of the novel in the early days after the publication of the novel blamed Remarque for writing for shock value. They did not want to believe his novel represented the truth about World War I. In many ways, such people were like Paul's schoolmaster, Kantorek. They wanted to cling to classical, romantic notions of war. However, Remarque wrote his novel specifically to shatter those idealistic illusions. Yes, he wrote to shock, but he also wrote to educate.The young teenage men who enlisted in the army on both sides often never recovered from th ...
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All Quiet On The Westren Front - 5,671 words
... by comparison. In many ways, the bond forged between soldiers in trench warfare is the only romanticized element to Remarque's novel.All Quiet on the Western Front - Chapter 6SummaryThe Second Company returns to the front two days early. On their way, they pass a shelled schoolhouse. Fresh coffins are piled by the dozens next to it. They make jokes to distance themselves from the unpleasant knowledge that the coffins were made for them. At the front, they listen to the enemy transports and guns. They detect that the enemy is bringing troops to the front, and they can hear that the English have strengthened their artillery. The men are disheartened by this knowledge as well as the fact t ...
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Uncle Toms Cabin - 1,231 words
"So you're the lady whose book started this great war." Abraham Lincoln said this to Harriet Beecher Stowe upon meeting her in 1862. This quote shows the great influence the novel had on the minds of its readers and on a nation in turmoil. At the height of racial tension in nineteenth century America, Stowe revealed the sufferings and hardships the slave was forced to endure. Stowe used passionate and sometimes exaggerated thoughts and stories in the book in an effort to prompt abolitionist action. In the novel, Stowe used strong-minded women that sent a message to female readers that they also can take action against slavery. Although Stowe was on the side of the slave, she sometimes exhibi ...
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None Provided - 5,836 words
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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... s, we usually first remember by sight, then by sound, and last by the pronunciation of the word. There are many cell assembler in our body. Cell assemblers are basically many cells that are put together to preform a unified task, such as remembering. When cell assembly is developed, you can perceive an event, and you can also be able to perceive that really aren't there; such as when someone hallucinates something. When a child is growing up and maturing, the first three years or so are extremely important. The important thing to realize that speaking isn't the most important thing, the more important thing is to hear words that are spoken to you. Dr. Jean-Pierre Changeux participated in ...
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Trombone Ensemble - 595 words
On the evening of November 11,1999, the Southwest Texas Trombone Ensemble provided an apprehensive crowd with a truly wonderful performance. Starting with Sonata No.1 for Trombone Choir by Evan Copley, the ensemble exhibited fabulous variety in both the note and the speed in which they were playing. This skill mindfully produced a range of emotions, including anxiety and uneasiness. Charles R. Hurt, the conductor of the ensemble, skillfully piloted the ensemble in formulating an eerie feeling. I envisioned a cemetery scene with the light fog, worn tombstones, and mourners draped in black. The mood changed for the better with the arrival of the allegro, bringing with it a sound of a climax wh ...
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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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William Wallace The True Story - 1,802 words
For generations, William Wallace has been a hero to Scotland and a patron of freedom. After Mel Gibsons portrayal of Wallace in the award winning movie, Braveheart, there was a dramatic rise in the popularity and recognition of the Scottish hero. The story of William Wallace has been passed down through many different generations. These generations include people of English, Scottish, and Irish decent, a few among many. All of these different cultures have passed down different versions of stories and records about William Wallace. Since there are many different stories about the same man, historians and scholars find it difficult to determine the actual truth about William Wallace and his p ...
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All Quiet On The Western Front Report - 5,431 words
... than it might otherwise have been. ^^^^^^^^^^ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: FRAU (MRS.) BAUMER Paul's mother is a courageous woman who is dying of cancer. She is the most comforting person Paul finds at home. She alone does not pretend to understand what it is like at the front. Paul is in agony over her illness and is overwhelmed by the love she shows him by preparing his favorite foods and depriving herself in order to buy him fine underwear. ^^^^^^^^^^ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: FRAU (MRS.) KEMMERICH Unlike Paul's quiet mother, Franz Kemmerich's mother tends to weep and wail. She had unreasonably expected Paul to watch out for her son, Franz, and blames him for surviving while F ...
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The Outsiders - 1,160 words
... s. Sometimes, Ponyboy is daydreaming and not connected to reality, like in page 158, when he tried to convince himself that Johnny isn't dead: "...That still body back in the hospital wasn't Johnny. Johnny was somewhere elsemaybe The supporting cast in the story is the gang and other characters. The gang members have long descriptions from Ponyboy's point of view, and they are part of the plot development. The other characters in the book do not have long descriptions, and they usually appear in small parts of To conclude I can say that the characters have contributed a lot to the coherent development of the plot. The characters are believable and they enhance the feeling of realism in t ...
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Reformation Of Kikuji Mitani In Thousand Cranes - 1,657 words
"Thousand Cranes" by Yasunari Kawabata ILLUSTRATE THE ROLE WHICH MRS OTA AND HER DAUGHTER FUMIKO PLAY IN BRINGING ABOUT THE REFORMATION OF KIKUJI'S CHARACTER TO COME TO TERMS WITH HIS PAST. IN WHAT WAYS (IF ANY) DOES THIS HELP HIM BECOME A BETTER PERSON? Kawabata's "Thousand Cranes" is a novel that puts little emphasis on story lines, placing more value on emotions, reflections, symbolism and such. The rather crude (at first sight) plot of this complicated piece of Japanese literature is concentrated on a tangled web of relationships of the past, riddled with jealousy, insecurity and deep mistrust. Kikuji Mitani, the main character, has grown up watching many of these triangular and adultero ...
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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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Portfolio - 1,098 words
... t additional return he would require to compensate for a specified increase in risk. So, the most desirable combination of risky assets depends on the decision -maker's attitude towards risk. If we know the extent of his or her risk-aversion that is, how large a premium he/she requires for a given increase in risk, we could specify the best portfolio. The portflolio combination model, although having limited operational usefulness for many investment projects, provides the infrastructure of a more sophisticate d approach to investment decision-making under risk, The capital asset pricing model (CAPM). This is based on an examination of the risk-return characteristics and resulting portfo ...
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Business And Applied Statistics Research - 1,955 words
... lways available.(Gates, McDaniel; 1999) In our situation this is not the case. In addition, stratification can be time consuming because of the time required to obtain the necessary information. Again this doesnt affect our research because the segmenting information is internal and readily available. Once the means of sampling has been established you can determine the size of the sample by working with management and the designated objectives. (See Appendix Ba for equation and calculation) What this example data is telling us is with a sample size of 89 we can be 95% confident that the true mean of the quality ratings will be within 5% of the true population mean. The standard deviatio ...
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History Of Technology And The Market - 1,145 words
Throughout civilization man has changed or evolved in various ways, which has allowed him to progress to new steps in advancement. By all means in the past man was barbaric like the animals and yet somehow he overcame nature and become one with his own collective thought and became immersed in his own curiosity that eventually self composed changes came in effect. What is this perpetual inclination within man, which causes him to question all things that are until they have become explained? Perhaps something within the brain from the beginning was given to facilitate man to these progressions. It is said, "I think therefore I am." And thus this is the cornerstone that became the capstone of ...
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From Brick And Mortar To Click And Mortar - 4,912 words
FROM BRICK AND MORTAR TO CLICK AND MORTAR: MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM CONVENTIONAL BUSINESS FROM BRICK AND MORTAR TO CLICK AND MORTAR: MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM CONVENTIONAL BUSINESS TO E-COMMERCE Making the Transition from Conventional Business to E-Commerce 4 The Question is Not Whether or When to Enter E-commerce; Its How to Enter E-Commerce. 7 A Proposed Model for Developing an E-Commerce Strategy 14 Steps for building an E-commerce strategy. 18 Typical stages of E-commerce development. 25 Steps for establishing a small business website. 26 Selling Power Enters E-Commerce 28 A Javier Romero Design Group Web Implementation Plan 33 Appendix..... A-1 The scenario created for this project ...
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Interracial Children - 1,856 words
Proposal: Would there be a benefit for interracial children having a multiracial box on any application as means of identifying interracial children. Despite growing numbers, public images of interracial people - who have been part of the American landscape since the first Africans reached America's shores. Confusion surrounding race stems from the illogic used to define it. Slavery laws and social practices set a precedent - which survives to this day. Traditionally, "White America" as a whole has disenfranchised a people who appears or by definition has physical characteristics that challenge their hue as "White", today, this challenge is more evident than ever as marriages of different ra ...
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Indiaa Political Outlook - 1,718 words
Politics play a crucial role in the origin and growth and even decay of cities in India. It also plays a great role in general urban development, decay and renewal. In most cases these policies are sponsored by the government, therefor, they obviously play a key role in the development of cities. In the following paragraphs I will describe different political aspects of the growth of an Indian city and how the government participated. I will also discuss the overall foreign policy of India. Politics played a crucial role in the origin and growth of cities since the beginning of humanity. These two developments led to the appearance of political authority. The agricultural revolution itself m ...
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