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  • Alfred Jules Ayer: Ordinary And Constrained Actions

    morally responsible for their actions as they did not have any choice in them. Another common belief is that of indeterminism, which is the idea that perhaps not all actions are based on previous states of affairs or events. If this is true, then actions not based on previous states of affairs or events are uncaused and therefore are purely by chance. Thus, persons who commit an action by chance cannot be held morally responsible for their actions. In both situations, deterministic and…

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  • Why I Chose Columbus Essay

    gold. Why would The Spanish Monarchy hire an Italian explorer to do such an important job for Spain? The Spanish Monarchy hired Columbus for many reasons, however, some of the most important reasons being that he was a skilled traveler, to help with affairs with different countries, and that he was of their religion. Therefore, even though there were many reasons for the Spanish Monarchy to hire Columbus, the main reasons were that Columbus was a skilled traveler, to help foreign…

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  • The Importance Of Reputation In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

    of confessing what he knows immediately he hesitates and does not tell about his affair, and instead tell Marry Warren to confess her sin. In addition, his affair with Abigail is due to his pride. This is shown when he says,“Abby I may think of you softly from time to time.But I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for you again.Wipe it out of mind.We never touched”(Miller, 23). Procter only stopped the affair once his wife found out, this was to save his reputation and so that no one…

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  • City Visit By Sheila Koreler Analysis

    wife that he is having an affair with another man while the other goes to New York with his mother to meet a man whom he met online with the intention of exploring his sexual preference, without the mother knowing. Both stories are connected to loneliness. Without loneliness, the stories cannot proceed into the exploration of one’s sexual orientation. In Sheila Kohler’s story, during an evening drive along the road to Oudtshoorn, Jan Marais reveals…

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  • Theme Of Humanity In Mary Shelly's Frankenstein

    Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein challenges the readers to question the meaning of humanity. The Oxford English Dictionary defines humanity as “human affairs” and “human nature”, and also as “the quality of being humane,” (humanity, n). The affairs in life gather and form the nature of people, and the characteristics of nature makes it possible to define the quality of mankind. If so, what differentiates humans from other living beings, and makes it possible for people to name such quality as…

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  • John Proctor's Tragic Hero

    hard worker, and even if he does not attend church every Sabbath Day, he is well respected among Salem for his hard work. What molds every perfect character into a tragic hero is their own flaw, John’s being his desire for Abigail which leads to an affair. When John is in the courtroom and Reverend Hale asks him to recite all Ten Commandments, he names…

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  • Transformation In Ovid's Metamorphoses

    Unquestionably, the major theme in Ovid’s Metamorphoses is transformations. Ovid was well known for his ability to tell phenomenal stories and this one was probably one of the greatest. Throughout the story, he takes beliefs that were significant at the time, and mocks them through the theme of transformation. Ovid was well known to poke and satirize other popular works of his time and he does so throughout this story. At the beginning of the story, Ovid asks the gods, who are the ones causing…

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  • Tituba The Crucible

    evil and accusations in the 1690’s. These wrongdoings come at a very high price in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” Evil cannot take place without consequence is demonstrated through the witchcraft in the woods, the spreading lies, and the immoral affair. The witchcraft in the woods illustrates how evil cannot take place without consequences. Tituba is facilitating the witchcraft in the woods with the young girls: “I never called him! Tituba, Tituba” (Miller 1259). She is singing her Barbados…

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  • Unloyalty And Marriage In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

    Gatsby had an affair and they kissed. Also Daisy admitted to gatsby that she loved him in the book it stated “Oh, You want to too much!” she cried to Gatsby. “ I love you now-- isn’t that enough? I can’t help what’s past.” She began to sob helplessly. “ I did love him once-- but I loved you to.” “You loved me too?” (Fitzgerald 141). This shows that daisy is in love with two men, so Daisy is being unloyal to her husband. The irrational thing is that , Daisy was more open about her affair she was…

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  • Epicurus Argument Analysis

    In discussions of death, a controversial issue has been whether death is bad for the person that dies. According to Epicurus and Rosenbaum, humans should not fear death because they are unaware of their death and therefore death cannot be bad for them. According to Nagel, however, says death is bad for the person who dies because it deprives that person of all the good that life can bring them. Therefore, they disagree on whether death is implicitly bad for the person that dies. Epicurus…

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