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The Unholy Crusade
The Unholy Crusade
The Unholy Crusade The Unholy Crusade Religion is a canopy under which American culture and society thrives. Its extension reaches the boundaries of such cultural mainstreams as movies, television, and music. Oliver Stone\'s 1986 war film Platoon is an example of the religious subtleties and overtones that appear in various American genres. Stone not only uses religious themes to portray the Vietnam War, but manipulates the war to show the decadence of American society. Throughout history, man h
The Use Of Distortion in brave New World
The Use Of Distortion in brave New World
The Use Of Distortion in brave New World Aldous Huxley, in his distopian novel,- Brave New World, written in 1932 presents a horrifying view of a possible future in which society has become a prisoner of the very technology it hoped would save us. In -Brave New World Huxley\'s distortion of technology, religion, and family values, is much more effective than his use of literary realism found in his depiction of a savage reservation. Through his use of distortion Huxley tells a classic tale wit
The Weapons and Armor of the Renaissance (Term Pap
The Weapons and Armor of the Renaissance (Term Pap
The Weapons and Armor of the Renaissance (Term Paper) There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed... (Machiavelli) Indeed, this is true, as war has been a part of human culture since the beginning of time. Battles will be fought and wars will wage on; there is nothing that can be done. No matter how many pacts are signed, no matter how extraordinary the leader is, and no matter what race or religion, fighting is as unavoidable as the plague. The Renaissance brought tremendous enlightenm
The Witchcraft Hysteria in 'The Crucible'
The Witchcraft Hysteria in 'The Crucible'
The Witchcraft Hysteria in \'The Crucible\' The Witchcraft Hysteria ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ In 1692, in Salem Massachusetts, the superstition of witches existed in a society of strong Christian beliefs. Anybody who acted out of the ordinary was accused of being a witch and then the accuse would actually be forgiven if the blamed their accusations on another individual. This was the main idea of a play entitled, The Crucible by Arthur Miller. In this play a group of young girls act up and are the
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain\'s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel about a young boy\'s coming of age in the Missouri of the mid-1800\'s. The main character, Huckleberry Finn, spends much time in the novel floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave named Jim. Before he does so, however, Huck spends some time in the fictional town of St. Petersburg where a number of people attempt to influence him. Before the novel begins, Huck Finn has led a
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is a novel about a young boy\'s coming of age in the Missouri of the mid-1800\'s. The main character, Huckleberry Finn, spends much time in the novel floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave named Jim. Before he does so, however, Huck spends some time in the fictional town of St. Petersburg where a number of people attempt to influence him. Before the novel begins, Huck Finn has led a
The Case For Christianity, The World's Last Night
The Case For Christianity, The World's Last Night
The Case For Christianity, The World\'s Last Night I. Introduction II. Brief Biographical Information III. The Case for Christianity - Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe IV. The Problem with Pain - Divine Omnipotence V. The World\'s Last Night - The Efficacy of Prayer VI. Conclusion A Critique of C. S. Lewis A Relativist said, \'The world does not exist, England does not exist, Oxford does not exist and I am confident that I do not Exist!\' When Lewis was asked to reply, he
The Garden Of Love
The Garden Of Love
The Garden Of Love Julia McDonald ENGL 102H/Ellzey Poetry Interpretation “The Garden of Love” “The Garden of Love” is, quite obviously, a poem about life and the pursuit of happiness. It is also about the effects that negativity can have on love. Blake uses religion to convey the idea that negativity “…pervades and corrupts all life”(51 n.9), further supporting it with his use of rhyme scheme and imagery. In searching for love people often times emerge scarred and hostile from their fruitless ef
The Greeks Vs. Their Gods In Hippolytus
The Greeks Vs. Their Gods In Hippolytus
The Greeks Vs. Their Gods In Hippolytus The play Hippolytus by the Greek playwright Euripides is one which explores classical Greek religion. Throughout the play, the influence of the gods on the actions of the characters is evident, especially when Aphrodite affects the actions of Phaedra. Also central to the plot is the god-god interactions between Artemis and Aphrodite. In this essay, I hope to provide answers to how the actions of Hippolytus and Phaedra relate to the gods, whether or not the
The Poetry Of A. E. Housman
The Poetry Of A. E. Housman
The Poetry Of A. E. Housman Housman was born in Burton-On-Trent, England, in 1865, just as the US Civil War was ending. As a young child, he was disturbed by the news of slaughter from the former British colonies, and was affected deeply. This turned him into a brooding, introverted teenager and a misanthropic, pessimistic adult. This outlook on life shows clearly in his poetry. Housman believed that people were generally evil, and that life conspired against mankind. This is evident not only in
Gangs
Gangs
Gangs Introduction I. -A Los Angeles family takes a wrong turn into gang territory and is fired upon. A 3-year-old is killed and her 2-year-old brother wounded. -A Chinese immigrant in Brooklyn is kidnapped by a Chinatown gang which demands ransom payments from her family. She is murdered when the family fails to pay. -Two FBI agents and a police sergeant are murdered inside the Washington, D.C. police headquarters by a gang member. -A Pittsburgh police sergeant walking home with his daughter is
The Simularitesof Two Worlds
The Simularitesof Two Worlds
The Simularitesof Two Worlds Stewart 1 The Similarities of Two Worlds Do we have such poetry in our age, as John Donne and the Seventeenth-Century Metaphysical Poets? Yes, but we tend to limit ourselves to the very best works of a very few figures. When poetry is much more than what chosen artists portray. It is a challenge to look squarely and see beyond the obvious features of things. Sometimes real poetry is hidden beneath a rock, such as the work of Earl Simmons also known as D.M.X. Earl Sim
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so. (Bibli
The Viking
The Viking
The Viking The Vikings Viking History The Vikings were a group of Scandinavian raiders that were around from about the 8th century to the 11th. They mainly attacked the British Islands , the Frankish empire, England, but they also plundered places such as the Iberian peninsula and northern Africa. Vikings did not always settle into the places that they found, for instance after exploring North America they left the place never to return again. Even so, after landing on Greenland they colonized t
There is a cure
There is a cure
There is a cure There is an epidemic in our country, and it is growing stronger daily. Someone is not being allowed to live her/ his life to the fullest degree because of this disease. Its traits can be found in every city, town, and state across the country. No, this epidemic is not AIDS or cancer: however, if left alone, its long term effects can be just as detrimental. The name of the epidemic is censorship, and last year, the number of censorship cases in the school systems across America re
Thing fall spart
Thing fall spart
Thing fall spart Yaniv Schiller 10/31/96 Mrs. C. English Essay Why the Name ‘Things Fall Apart’ There was a man who dreamed as a child of being well known and respected throughout his village and neighboring villages. This man, Okonko, worked hard at his goal, and he achieved it. Okonko, a man with great strength and personality, had achieved his goal to become rich and famous, a privilege that was unseen before in his family. Although Okonko reached his goal at an early age, his life began to F
Thunder rides a blck horse
Thunder rides a blck horse
thunder rides a blck horse Thunder Rides A Black Horse Mescalero Apaches and the Mythic Present Brian Lamar ANT 221-001 Keith Stephenson October 16, 1995 I feel that what Claire Farrer means by living in the mythic present is that although most Indian culture is perceived long to have been different, it is in fact very live and active today. I will give specific examples from her book, Thunder Rides a Black Horse, to support my arguments of what the mythic present actually means and list man
Thw White Whale
Thw White Whale
Thw White Whale Prof. Wineapple Paper #2, Topic #5 In Melville\'s Moby Dick our narrator, Ishmael, has a unique view on the great white whale. ...all these are but subtle deceits, not actually inherent in substances, but only laid on from without; so that all deified Nature absolutely paints like the harlot, whose allurement\'s cover nothing but the charnel-house within... By examining his remarks, we can tell he is a very down-to-earth man; however, Melville uses a common theme of how do you
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird In Harper Lee\'s novel To Kill A Mockingbird, an issue is addressed which could be considered controversial. This issue is one that everyone faces each day, no one particularly likes to suffer from it, yet we often do it to others. This issue is injustice, and it was ever-present in To Kill A Mockingbird . Some of the types of injustice confronted in this novel include, racial injustice, religious injustice, and discrimination of women. Harper Lee often offers suttle remedi
A Case Study In Diversity: India And Romania
A Case Study In Diversity: India And Romania
A Case Study In Diversity: India And Romania The WWW of most URL’s (Uniform/Universal Resource Locator’s) literally translated, means the WORLD WIDE WEB. As such, one would think that it would be easy to find information and sites from virtually any point in the world. To some extent, this is the case -- but it can be very difficult. As a large part of our assignment was the comparison of the SAWNET (South Asian Women\'s NETwork) website, with another site which we found to be equally diverse, I
Trials And Tribulations Of Charles Dickens ( His L
Trials And Tribulations Of Charles Dickens ( His L
Trials And Tribulations Of Charles Dickens ( His Life Works) It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period
TSEliot - The Hollow Men
TSEliot - The Hollow Men
TSEliot - The Hollow Men T. S. Eliot The Hollow Men Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri of New England descent, on Sept. 26, 1888. He entered Harvard University in 1906, completed his courses in three years and earned a master’s degree the next year. After a year at the Sorbonne in Paris, he returned to Harvard. Further study led him to Merton College, Oxford, and he decided to stay in England. He worked first as a teacher and then in Lloyd’s Bank until 1925. Then he joined th
Unintentional Findings
Unintentional Findings
Unintentional Findings 1 One can find their place in society much the same way as Stephen did. Unintentionally he went back and forth between extremes until he found his own preference. Figuring out what one wants to do with their life can be confusing, especially since there are so many opportunities in the world, but giving each a chance and finding one that suits one’s personality and attitude is the best thing to do. Many people think Stephen went from one extreme, wanting prostitutes, to an
Victorian Literature
Victorian Literature
Victorian Literature Gibson 1 Khristy Gibson Mrs. B. Williams Advanced English IV 2 February 1997 How Literature was Affected in the Victorian Age The Year 1837 was very significant. It was not only the year that Queen Victoria acceded the throne, but also the year that a new literary age was coined. The Victorian Age, more formally known, was a time of great prosperity in Great Britain’s literature(Keach 608). The Victorian Age produced a variety of changes. Political and social reform produced
Vision's of a Past Society
Vision's of a Past Society
Vision\'s of a Past Society Visions of a Past Society In a world where society is disorganized, unhappy, and chaotic, it can be extremely difficult to provide an honest, and just law system. As a result, in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, people use their religion (Puritan), as judge, jury, and executioner. For some people, it can be very troublesome to live a normal life when you are surrounded by biased and chauvinistic men and women. In this story, Hester Prynne is a victim of her r
Walden and the Art of Zen
Walden and the Art of Zen
Walden and the Art of Zen If I were asked who my favourite Western Zen philosopher was, without any hesitation, I would declare it to be Henry David Thoreau. Although he knew in translation the religious writings of the Hindus, it may be unlikely that Henry David Thoreau ever studied the teachings of the Zen Masters. Even then, the insight within his own personal writings would irrefutably make him master of his own temple. The wisdom found within Thoreau\'s Walden can be clarified through Zen B
Was Sir Tomas More Correct
Was Sir Tomas More Correct
Was Sir Tomas More Correct Was Sir Tomas More\'s decision correct? There are often many different ways to look at situations. Usually when situations are viewed from different points of view, differing opinions can be found. In A Man for All Seasons there are clearly a lot of opinions about More\'s silence to the oath required by the act of succession. In the play the church is represented by the Spanish ambassador. He interprets More\'s silence as a gesture of allegiance to the Catholic church
What kinds of similar or differing meanings can we
What kinds of similar or differing meanings can we
What kinds of similar or differing meanings can we find between Akhenaten What kinds of similar or differing meanings can we find between Akhenaten’s “Hymn to the Sun” and Hebrew literature (e.g. Psalms)? Akhenaten’s “Hymn to the Sun” relates to the creation of man and the earth, the blessings he bestows on them, and his mercy on the people. These three elements are a few of the characteristics that represent the essence of a relationship between God and man. The purpose of God is to bring more
Where Is Atlantis
Where Is Atlantis
Where Is Atlantis ATLANTIS Where is it? Atlantis was an ancient civilization which was destroyed in one massive explosion. Many people have searched for Atlantis but it has still not been found. According to Plato, a Greek philosopher, Atlantis was located in the Atlantic Ocean past the pillars of Hercules, the Strait of Gibraltar. Plato has been credited with many scientific discoveries, but Atlantis’s existence is still unproved. “Plato, one of the fathers of western thought, is out sole direc
Who Pushed Merlin
Who Pushed Merlin
Who Pushed Merlin The most important and knowledgeable people in history are not born with their talents or contributions. They, as everyone does, need a person to give them the option and the encouragement to achieve their fate. In The Crystal Cave, Mary Stewart portrays the life of Merlin, the main character, as he grows into a reputable individual of the time. Merlin begins his childhood as a boy who not many care for. Through the help of some important people, such as Tremorinus, Galapas, an
Whose deformity is more serious
Whose deformity is more serious
whose deformity is more serious 3 8 December 1995 Whose Deformity is the Most Serious Flannery O\' Connor\'s noted religious work Wise Blood is the tale of the perplexing and trying theological journey of one of its principal characters, Hazel Motes, and the constant struggles of another chief personality, Enoch Emery, to gain acceptance into the local social structure. The theme of physical and mental disfigurements in its main characters is utilized to create an interesting plot. Despite the f
Affirmative action
Affirmative action
Affirmative action Affirmative action is a growing argument among our society. It is multifaceted and very often defined vaguely. Some can define affirmative action as the ability to strive for equality and inclusiveness. Others might see it as a quota-based system for different minority groups. “Affirmative action was originally designed to help minorities” (Gross, 1996). Is affirmative action fair? Are minority groups on equal footing? Is gaining employment for minorities difficult? Is educati
Lots Wife
Lots Wife
lots Wife The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is one that is related in churches to emphasize why one should attempt to remain sinless. Sodom and Gomorrah were two Cities of the Plain. It is recorded that these two cities were completely corrupt in everything. Not only in sexual perversions, but in money and sacrilege as well. God warned Lot and his family that they would be spared of the fire and brimstone, and so they fled. However, Lot’s wife made the decision to look back at the burning city and
William Blake- The Tiger and The Lamb
William Blake- The Tiger and The Lamb
William Blake- The Tiger and The Lamb Many poems written by the same author often have similar themes. The authors usually believe in something very strongly and their poems usually reflect such a nature. Sometimes poets reflect aspects of their personal life in their poems. In the poems The Lamb and The Tiger, by William Blake, the poet discusses similar themes in both. In the poem The Lamb, I interpret that William Blake discusses many points questioning creation and religion. He describ
Women In Shakespeare's Writings
Women In Shakespeare's Writings
Women In Shakespeare\'s Writings Shakespeare wrote many entries based on his feelings at that moment. The basis of many of his female characters was brought about by these certain emotions. The women in Shakespeare\'s writings emphasize many of the characteristics that reflect his own personality. Shakespeare bases many of his plays and poems on his moods.It is often said when writers write of what emotional state they are in, their words form the essence of their works. Shakespeare\'s moods, wh
Wyrd
Wyrd
Wyrd Wyrd. This essay will discuss the novel wryd. It will explore some of the concepts that are found in the novel and attempt to extend the issues to a point at which they become more clear, and prove the assertion that, just as Wyrd is a fast moving narrative that spans continents and ages, it is a novel of ideas. Wyrd was, in length, a short to medium novel that was written by Sue Gough. Briefly, it was the story of Berengaria, Saladin\'s daughter and wife of King Richard. After her husbands
Young Goodman BrownÆs Apocalypse
Young Goodman BrownÆs Apocalypse
Young Goodman BrownÆs Apocalypse Young Goodman Brown’s Apocalypse Most criticism and reflection of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown centers on a good versus evil theme. Critics also debate interpretations of the main character’s consciousness; is Brown awake or dreaming. What is certain is that he lives and dies in pain because his belief in his righteousness isolates him from his community. It is also certain that Hawthorne’s interpretation of Brown’s mid-life crisis has ambiguity an
International Business Ventures
International Business Ventures
International Business Ventures Measuring a potential business venture has many aspects which the international manager must be aware of in order to convey the correct information back to the decision makers. Being ignorant to any of the aspects can lead to a false representation of the project, and hence an uninformed decision being passed. In order for a business to survive it must grow. For growth to be optimal, management must first be able to identify the most attractive prospective leads.
Hiring Minorities
Hiring Minorities
Hiring Minorities In recent years preferential hiring has become an issue of great interest. Preferential hiring, which was devised to create harmony between the different races and sexes, has divided the lines even more. Supporters on both sides seem fixed in their positions and often refuse to listen to the other group\'s platform. In this essay, the recipients of preferential hiring will be either black or female, and the position in question will be a professorship on the university level. T
Karl Marx's Estranged Labor
Karl Marx's Estranged Labor
Karl Marx\'s Estranged Labor In Karl Marx\'s early writing on estranged labor there is a clear and prevailing focus on the plight of the laborer. Marx\'s writing on estranged labor is an attempt to draw a stark distinction between property owners and workers. In the writing Marx argues that the worker becomes estranged from his labor because he is not the recipient of the product he creates. As a result labor is objectified, that is labor becomes the object of mans existence. As labor is objec
Society's Influence on the American Dream
Society's Influence on the American Dream
Society\'s Influence on the American Dream Do as most do, and men will speak well of thee. [Thomas Fuller (1654-1734):Gnomologia] Men have a dream to improve their lives and better their social status but each man does not realize that he pursues this dream in hopes of pleasing others and not for his own well being. Fuller\'s quotation demonstrates that people find success and social mobility if they act and do what others want them to do. The American dream of success and happiness can not be
The Problem: Terrorism In The World
The Problem: Terrorism In The World
The Problem: Terrorism In The World Terrorism, which has been around for as long as people can remember, has been on the rise for the past ten years. Terrorists use murder, kidnapping, hijacking, and bombings to almost always achieve a political purpose. These radicals are not just subject to the United States, terrorism is all over the world, in every way, shape and form. There are many different types of terrorism, for many different purposes. The primary reason for terrorist acts are to force
Unemployment
Unemployment
Unemployment In industrialized countries in which most people can earn a living only by working for others, being unable to find a job is a serious problem. Because of its human costs in deprivation and a feeling of rejection and personal failure, the extent of unemployment is widely used as a measure of workers\' welfare. The proportion of workers unemployed also shows how well a nation\'s human resources are used and serves as an index of economic activity. Economists have described the types
Atrocities In Afganistan (Women)
Atrocities In Afganistan (Women)
Atrocities In Afganistan (Women) (NOTE TO STUDENT: my teacher gave me a B+ and said I would have had an A if I had had more detail on the Taliban\'s reasons for these laws) The women of Afghanistan have been enduring unfathomable suffering since the Taliban, a religious faction, seized control of the country in 1996. (NOTE TO STUDENT: my teacher gave me a B+ and said I would have had an A if I had had more detail on the Taliban\'s reasons for these laws) Since 1996 Afghan women have been living
Breaching International Markets
Breaching International Markets
Breaching International Markets Measuring a potential business venture has many aspects which the international manager must be aware of in order to convey the correct information back to the decision makers. Being ignorant to any of the aspects can lead to a false representation of the project, and hence an uninformed decision being passed. In order for a business to survive it must grow. For growth to be optimal, management must first be able to identify the most attractive prospective leads.
Hiring
Hiring
hiring Hiring Minorities In recent years preferential hiring has become an issue of great interest. Preferential hiring, which was devised to create harmony between the different races and sexes, has divided the lines even more. Supporters on both sides seem fixed in their positions and often refuse to listen to the other group’s platform. In this essay, the recipients of preferential hiring will be either black or female, and the position in question will be a professorship on the university le
Censorship In School Libraries
Censorship In School Libraries
Censorship In School Libraries Censorship in School Libraries The most debatable and controversial form of censorship today is the banning of books in school libraries. Banning books that educate students is wrong and selfish. Censorship of books in school libraries is neither uncommon nor an issue of the past. Books with artistic and cultural worth are still challenged constantly by those who want to control what others read. The roots of bigotry and illiteracy that fuel efforts to censor books
Marx
Marx
Marx In Karl Marx\'s early writing on estranged labor there is a clear and prevailing focus on the plight of the laborer. Marx\'s writing on estranged labor is an attempt to draw a stark distinction between property owners and workers. In the writing Marx argues that the worker becomes estranged from his labor because he is not the recipient of the product he creates. As a result labor is objectified, that is labor becomes the object of mans existence. As labor is objectified man becomes disil
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico Mexico Country Profile Country Formal Name: United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicans). Short Form: Mexico. Term for Citizen(s): Mexican(s). Capital: Mexico City (called Mééxico or Ciudad de Mééxico in country). Date of Independence: September 16, 1810 (from Spain). National Holidays: May 5, commemorating the victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla; September 16, Independence Day. Mexico Geography Size: 1,972,550 square kilometers--third largest nation in Latin America (after
Night
Night
Night Night Religion has always explained the unknown in knowable terms. It has created symbols for that which could not be known. This symbolism is so deeply imbedded in our minds, cultures, and cosmology that it is rarely questioned from inside the religious paradigms. From outside that paradigm, the religious imagery loses its impact, its subliminal meaning. Religion functions to relieve the anxiety of the absolute fact for each of us that we will die, that our family will die, that our frien