Essay on Hypocrites

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In the beginning stages of this research paper, I had no clue what to write regarding the topic of plagiarism. I began my first paragraph in class just as everyone else did. Yet, I could not help but feel that this essay was going to be immensely boring if I were to continue writing on the act of plagiarism itself. My paper demanded the extra spark that would capture my audience in order to make them feel privileged to read my astounding research paper. So I became determined to start my research before my introduction paragraph. I knew so little about plagiarism that I had to start researching immediately. I was undeniably bored when I began a fun search and stumbled upon multiple articles of preachers and pastors who have
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Morgan also used the example of Aesops fables and explained how they were not the work of Aesop, if indeed there ever really was an Aesop. Many people used to take others work because there were no laws back then against doing so. In fact, originality was unfavorable among many people who lived during the classical era.

The word plagiarism comes from the Latin word plagiarius, which literally means, kidnapped. The word was first used by Marcus Valerius Martialis, a Latin poet. Someone copied (kidnapped) his poems and circulated them under the copiers own name. However, in all my searching, I was unable to find the name of the thief. Regardless of his name, many college students would love to go into the house of Marcus Martialis and drag him out into the street and shoot him. Martialis has made it impossible for any student to do what some of the most famous authors (Homer, Aesop, Socrates, etc.) have done for many generations, plagiarize. With as many people there are in the world today, there could be a number of people with the same exact ideas. If any student is caught using someone elses ideas as his own, whether it is that students or a well known professionals, the scar left on his academic record can, and will, be devastating to his career. Moreover, the gash in his academics will follow him for the rest of his life.

Students are not the only people who have been plagued with this suffering known as

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