Nathaniel Hawthorne The Literary Conscience - 1,490 words
Nathaniel Hawthornes works established him as one of the most unique authors of the 19th century. With works such as The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne not only entertained his audience, he made them look at their own life and compare it to 17th century Puritan New England. He also brought readers to the realization of how harsh and difficult the period of American History was. Hawthornes unique style of writing and his ability to probe deep into the human conscience made him one of Early Americas most greatly admired authors. The Hawthornes had already left their legacy with the town of Salem leaving Nathaniel Hawthorne a long rich history of ancestry in the town. In 1630, William Hawthorne made ...
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Nathaniel Hawthorne The Literary Conscience - 1,428 words
... s House. After leaving the Customs House, Hawthorne published the novel The Scarlet Letter. In the introduction to the novel, Hawthorne dedicated two paragraphs to express his contempt of the town of Salem. Although this angered many Salemites, the book became very popular, even with many Salemites. According to John Clendenning, The novel is controlled by a single idea the suffering that results from sin(114). In the book, Hawthorne reveals that in Puritan New England, a sinner was not necessarily physically isolated, but socially isolated. This isolation led to the suffering of Hester Prynne. This romance can be easily felt by its audience as well as understood. We sympathize with Hes ...
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Shopping With A Social Conscience The Business Practices Of Nike - 1,313 words
Do most consumers shop with a social conscience? (Think about it. Are you aware of where the products you purchase are made and under what conditions they are manufactured?) When consumers buy products, without knowledge of their origins, they could easily be breaching their own code of ethics. This is clearly seen in an assortment of industries. Each year hundreds of companies employ foreign labor for low wages and in terrible working conditions. For example, much public attention had been brought to Kathy Lee Gifford and her sweatshops overseas, as well as other unfair labor practices in third world countries. One of the greatest participants in this mistreatment of workers is the Nike Cor ...
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Shopping With A Social Conscience The Business Practices Of Nike - 1,328 words
... des these living quarters that often times are worse than the average Indonesian village. Double the maximum number of people live in these company dormitories. Around sixty to seventy percent of workers live in these housing projects: Each building consists of a row of rooms, and each room has a door opening out onto a pathway. Each room holds a dozen people and has six bunk beds.Water for washing and bathing is available from outdoor wells.Drinking water is scarce. Drinking water is provided by the company once in three days.If the water runs out before three days, the workers have to buy more themselves (as cited in Connor & Atkinson, 1996). The dormitories are not the only places to ...
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The Conscience Of A Hacker - 554 words
Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"... Damn kids. They're all alike. But did you, in your three- piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him? I am a hacker, enter my world... Mine is a world that begins with school... I'm smarter than most of the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me... Damn underachiever. They're all alike. I'm in junior high or high school. I've listened to teachers explain for the fifteenth time how to reduce a fraction. I unders ...
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Macbeth A Guilty Conscience - 896 words
"You do unbend your noble strength to think so brainsickly of things. Go get some water and wash this filthy witness from your hand." Lady Macbeth thinks everything will be okay if Macbeth will just stop feeling guilty and hide the facts that might expose his guilt. Macbeth's lust for power and his willingness to please his wife leads to his downfall. He murders the children of his one time friend, and suffers the consequences of that sin. However, Shakespeare uses Macbeths guilt to develop pathos from the audience throughout the play. He uses such symbols as unclean hands, restlessness, and hallucinations to trigger a specific atmosphere. Shakespeare stresses the emotional sides of Macbeth ...
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Macbeth His Fear And His Conscience - 1,093 words
... tthew Proser points out: "With this crime conscience is all but repressed completely. No 'horrid image' raises its head. Macbeth's only acknowledgments of conscience are reflected in the haste imposed upon the decision and in his failure to commit the deed himself." Although he is afraid in the deepest part of his sterile heart, the tyrant will not stop even when his present life is meaningless, "a tale told by an idiot" (V, v, 26-27). His past full of evil deeds is no longer important either because he cannot feel. now his present and future demand more strength until "Birman Wood remove to Dunsinane,(he) cannot taint with fear" (V, iii, 2). Fear: the sole emotion Macbeth can or perhaps ...
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Conscience In The Crucible - 1,665 words
Conscience is the awareness of right and wrong. In the Crucible, the idea of conscience in strongly emphasized. Miller himself said, "No critic seemed to sense what I was after [which was] the conflict between a mans raw deeds and his conception of himself; the question of whether conscience is in fact an organic part of the human being, and what happens when it is handed over not merely to the state or the mores of the time but to ones friend or wife." The idea of conscience in the play The Crucible is based very much on Christian concepts, firstly the idea of morality, or conscience of right and wrong, secondly the idea of the confession of sin, and finally the idea of guilt and penance fo ...
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Huckleberry Finn: Conscience And Motives - 448 words
Would taking the organs of a critically ill child amount to a gift of life for another, causing good to come out of a tragic situation? Or would it be murderous baby harvesting, a grisly example of the end justifying the means? This ethical controversy over the practice of fetal-tissue in medicine, has raised heated debates, such as these, concerning the issue. The dilemma however results in a self-contradicting solution; were the outcome always ends in the death of an innocent life. Huck too was also faced with a similar paradox; where the decision to either obey society or his own conscience seemed to have no good answer. Through his judgment though, we see the growth of his character as w ...
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Review Of The Book "companies With A Conscience" - 325 words
This book is appropriate for any person related to business. The book deals with environmental issues and it would be great for business owners or people involved in running a business to read the novel. It might give them a sense of environmental awareness and help them make their company more environmentally friendly. The book also talks about businesses who donate to charity and that might give some business owners ideas along the same lines. This book is also appropriate for people who enjoy reading about business success stories because the book talks mainly about successful businesses. The Novel is appropriate for schools as well, and should be taught and studied in business courses to ...
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The Burden Of A Guilty Conscience - 306 words
Ideally we would want a partner who possesses desirable traits. We want a partner who possesses both strength and weakness, who is pure and wicked, and additionally someone who will love us as deeply as we do them. However, it is very rare that someone will find that perfect partner who fulfills all of their desires. In my opinion, men and women usually project their guilt in ornate behaviors that lead to a breakdown in trust. For example, many people who are unfaithful often accuse their partner of cheating due to their own guilty conscience. Also, we can project our insecurities on our relationships; we do this unconsciously when we feel that we are not good enough or unable to fulfill our ...
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Equality To All - 2,112 words
... religious goal over 2,000 years ago in the Christian Scriptures. Bergman states, "Incidentally, the source of the belief in the equality of man is the Bible, few ancient books espouse this concept, and it is foreign to most non-Christian peoples (6)." Since these concepts are biblical in origin, why are the students not told this? What about the fact that abortion, homosexuality and fornication are talked about in school, but teachers are not allowed to discuss the religious side of the issue, only the side deemed non-religious? Though the public schools are teaching a type of religion, obviously, the students are not informed about it; in fact, the topic of religion is not deemed import ...
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Cival Rights Act 1964 - 1,990 words
When the Government Stood Up For Civil Rights "All my life I've been sick and tired, and now I'm just sick and tired of being sick and tired. No one can honestly say Negroes are satisfied. We've only been patient, but how much more patience can we have?" Mrs. Hamer said these words in 1964, a month and a day before the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 would be signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. She speaks for the mood of a race, a race that for centuries has built the nation of America, literally, with blood, sweat, and passive acceptance. She speaks for black Americans who have been second class citizens in their own home too long. She speaks for the race that would be patient ...
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Anne Hutchinson - 584 words
Anne Hutchinson challenged the traditional role of women in the Puritan society through her opposing religious beliefs. Anne Hutchinson was most likely not the first woman to have her own thoughts. She was simply the first to act on them. Anne Hutchinson was born on or about July17, 1591 in Alford, Licolnshire, England. She was the daughter of Reverend Francis Marbury. Rev. Marbury spoke out that many of the ordained ministers in the Church of England were unfit to guide people's souls. For this act of defiance, he was put in jail for one year. Anne read many of her father's books on theology and religion. Much of Anne's independence and willingness to speak out was due to her father's examp ...
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The Aesthetics Of Korean Art - 630 words
First and foremost, I think Korean art is realized by its love for naturalness. In everything from architecture to everyday furniture and ornaments to paintings, this aspect of Korean aesthetism is shown. If you look at the furniture pieces made of wood from the Koryo and Chosun period, you can see that most of the furniture, except for some of the luxurious ones used in court, have their natural wooden texture to it, unlike the furniture or ornaments of China or Japan. Chinese and Japanese people tried to artificially decorate their ornaments whereas Korean people left it at their most natural state and appreciated it that way. This aspect is also seen in paintings, too. Landscape painters ...
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Kathe Kolwitz - 648 words
German born Kathe Kollwitz was brought up in an environment of great political and religious significance. Her father a socialist and her grandfather a independent minister who was expelled from the church. Kollwitzs father quickly recognised her skill for drawing and offered encouragement towards artistic pursuits. Kathe Kollwitz married at 23 to a doctor by the name of Karl Kollwitz.The couple lived in a working class district of Berlin for most of their lives. It was here where Kolltwitz developed her strong social conscience. These strong social beliefs are very fiercely represented in her work. Due to her husbands line of work her life was marred by heartache and despair. Kollwitz work ...
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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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Racism In Huck Finn - 1,187 words
... a was to underscore the chilling truth about the old south, that it was a society where perfectly "nice" people didn't consider the death of a black person worth their notice. Because of his upbringing, the boy starts out that slavery is part of the natural order; but as the story unfolds he wrestles with his conscience, and when the crucial moment comes he decides he will be damned to the flames of hell rather than betray his black friend. And Jim, as Twain presents him, is hardly a caricature. Rather, he is the moral center of the book, a man of courage and nobility, who risks his freedom risks his life -- for the sake of his friend Huck. (Swalden 2) Booker T. Washington noted how Twa ...
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Tn American Literature, Romanticism came during the New England Literary movement called Transcendentalism. "Transcendentalism is a belief in spiritual truth beyond sense perception and material success." It is said to be a theory that highlights the transcendent as the realistic reality. In other words, this is a philosophy asserting the superiority of the spiritual and transcendental over the material and experimental. "During the 1 9th century, Transcendentalism was a react ion ag~inst scientific rationalism." Transcendentalists were against material success and discarded any control except that of the individual conscience. There are many qualities associ~'i1cd with Romanticism/American ...
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Huckleberry Finn - 1,740 words
Huckleberry Finn has the great advantage of being written in autobiographical form. Every scene in the book is given, not described, and the result is a vivid picture of Western life in the past. Before the novel begins, Huck Finn has led a life of absolute freedom. His alcoholic father was often missing and never paid much attention to him. Since Hucks mother is dead he is not used to following any rules. In the beginning, Huck is living with the Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson. Both women are fairly old and have no patience to raise a rebellious boy like Huck Finn. They try to make an attempt to make Huck into what they believe will be a better boy. Huck never really enjoys the l ...
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