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Society And Culture Aggressive Behavior
833 wordsThere are different reasons why a person may act aggressively towards other human beings. The person may act this way because of his culture or the way he was brought up in society. The person does not, however, act this way based on instinct alone. Aggression is a molded, learned behavior. A human being must have both environmental and instinctual factors in order to display aggression. Some of a person's natural instincts are to desire food, reject certain things, escape from danger, fight whe...
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Sense Of This Word Father Flynn
1,123 wordsDubliners James Joyce's novel Dubliners is a collection of seemingly odd stories that are united by the themes of death, corruption and spiritual decay. The characters portrayed in it, exhibit different psychological traits, however, they are all shown as being negatively affected by the obscure Catholic doctrine. Joyce was an outspoken critic of Christianity, which held back Irish cultural and social progress, before Ireland gained independence from Britain in 1922. Dubliners was written in 191...
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Moral Behavior Moral Conduct
742 wordsRationality as only a social mask: Looking at the levels of human moral motive Human moral conduct is not a natural occurrence. As human beings, it is not in our instinct to follow codes of morality and ethics. Therefore, we must look behind the motives of moral behavior to discover the end to which it is a means. In reflecting upon the writings of Freud and Nietzsche, it can be surmised that the basis of the human moral motive is control; control over our environment, control of our natural ins...
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Desire To Leave Harlem Renaissance
1,373 wordsDuring the Harlem Renaissance, many literary works concentrated on celebrating African American heritage. However, many other writers also began concentrating on the darker theme of naturalism. Nella Larsen s Quicksand illustrates many elements of this movement. These include a biological determinism, where man is conceived of as controlled by his primitive animal instincts and a sociological determinism, whereby the weak are destroyed and the strong survive in a world of struggle and chance. He...
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Hardy Victorian Society
474 wordsHardy? s Use of Jude and Sue in Jude the Obscure In Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy presents the characters Jude Fawley and Sue Bridehead, who violate the conventions of the repressive Victorian society while attempting to follow their natural instincts. By studying the novel, one sees that Hardy's intentions in doing this are to arouse the readers sympathy for the characters, and to join in their ridicule of the codes of conduct they are breaking. The trial of Jude and Sue evoke a sympathetic re...
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Clear And Distinct Perception Slave Morality
1,915 wordsFriedrich Nietzsche is not only one of the most influential philosophers the world has seen, but he is also one of the most controversial. He has influenced twentieth century thought more than almost any other thinker. In his numerous works, Nietzsche constantly criticizes and restructures the strongly held philosophical and religious beliefs of his time. One such principle that he refutes belongs to his predecessor Rene Descartes, and concerns the apparent distinction and significance of the hu...
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Jean Jacques Rousseau Technology And Science
1,276 wordsWilliam Golding's Lord of the Flies is a book about a group of British schoolboys who are stranded on a deserted island. In describing how the boys attempt to survive, Golding is depicting his views on government, human nature and society. In addition, Golding is also challenging and supporting the ideas of earlier political thinkers. In particular, Golding focused on the ideas of Jean Jacques Rousseau. Jean Jacques Rousseau was a French writer and philosopher. His ideas were very influential in...
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