Arthur Waley

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  • Confucius's The Analects

    When “The Analects” was released to Chinese culture many years ago, it began to shape their culture and society for the better. While Confucius was alive he did a measure of philosophy teachings, and he even wrote “The Analects. “The Analects” was a literary composition that consisted of Philosophical quotes from Confucius. Within “The Analects” Confucius uses analogies like the superior man, mean man, and gives examples of filial piety, while teaching his philosophy. Even though Confucius taught on many subjects, I find that some of his teachings on the superior man are interesting and that they can relate and also be applied to todays society. When the superior man is introduced in Confucius’s teachings, he is a person who uses wisdom to in increase justice. For example, “The superior man seeks neither a full stomach nor a comfortable dwelling place as his goal of life. He is quick in action but cautious in speech. He seeks the company of men of principles so that he himself can be corrected. Such a man may be called a true lover of learning” (“The Analects of Confucius”, pg. 63, line 14). Which shows what type of man the superior man is, he not one who thinks that material objects are life’s true riches. The superior man also believed that putting yourself around wise and “right” people could help a person out in life. I believe that both parts of the quotes can be applied to todays society, because in today’s society majority of the population is very much materialistic.…

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  • Chivalric Imagery In Peter C. Herman's Henry IV

    “This same is the fulfiller of the profecye”. (The pageant at Worcester, 1486). Thus, the reasoning for Henry VII naming one of his son’s Arthur. Henry chose not to be a spectate in public ceremonies, for that’s not how he wanted to be seen from the public. Henry didn’t think it was right or proper, so he avoided chivalric imagery. Chivalric imagery is displaying knightly qualities to gain favor or control of the public. A reason that may prove correct is Larry B. Benson suggesting that it was…

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  • The Concept Of Perfection In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

    The concept of perfection is something that cannot be reached or can be achieved because if you have nothing to redeem then you have nothing to gain. Just as a caterpillar is to a butterfly, redemption is to success. Although they may seem like opposites, they actually are very much alike because you need one to have the other. One must recognize a fault that they have suffered and learn from it to better one’s self and eventually teach it to others. The idea of redemption through failure…

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  • Comparison Of Willy Loman In Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman

    In the Death of a Salesman, a play written by Arthur Miller, the father Willy Lohman greatly impacts the lives of his sons Biff and Happy. The expectations he sets are selfish. Biff and Happy know that all their father wants is for them to become successful businessmen. While trying to teach them how to succeed, Willy actually damaged them. He hurt Biff by going too easy on him in his childhood years, showing him the harsh reality of lies, and not letting him make the-what do you want to do when…

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  • Ambition In Macbeth And Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman

    Ambition is defined to be the intense desire to achieve one’s goals as well as the unwavering perseverance to obtain success. While some people let ambition empower them to become their best selves, others let ambition control them to the point of failure. Through the characters of Macbeth in Macbeth and Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, both William Shakespeare and Arthur Miller reveal how uncontrolled ambition and reckless dreams possess the capability to lead one to their destruction.…

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  • Importance Of Reverend Paris In The Crucible

    Does Reverend Paris care more about his reputation than his own daughters? In The Crucible written by Author Miller, Reverend Paris is elected to become, Salem’s new “Reverend”. He wants to make a good impression on Salem, since he is a leader he must hold a certain level of respect, for the community and their personal household. Paris faces his worst nightmare when his daughters turn out to be possessed with witches. This is not a very good situation to be involved in, weather you’re the head…

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  • The Impact Of Willys Expectations In Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman

    The Impact of Willy’s Expectations in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman “Blessed [are] [those] who expect nothing, as [they] will never be disappointed” (Alexander Pope). In the playwright Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Willy Loman is a mercurial salesman who contemplates suicide due to the emptiness in his life. Despite his hard work, the Loman family survive with only minimum income, causing Willy to hold his sons, Biff and Happy, to unhealthy pressure that hinders their mental…

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  • Unified Soil Classification System

    I.a. Background Information The data in this report were based on the practicals in the laboratory. The data were used to identify and classify soils for engineering applications. The data were tabulated using Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) method, which is non-laboratory test and 2 classification of soils based on laboratory test. The two laboratory test classify soil methods are Classification of soil based on particular size distribution and Classify soil based on Atterberg…

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  • The Importance Of Love Triangles In The Arthurian Legend

    Throughout the Arthurian Legend, many relationships were formed in a way of the “love triangle”. Unlike other love interests that are a two way street, such as Merlin and Viviane, there are three different love triangles with compelling stories that you wouldn’t normally come across in a real life situation. Three situations in which this occurs are with Uther Pendragon, Igraine, and Gorlois; Lancelot, King Arthur, and Guinevere; and Lancelot, Morgaine, and Guinevere. These love triangles all…

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  • Importance Of Responsibility In Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

    There have been countless books, movies, TV shows and plays about families and their attempt to reach success or the “American Dream”. Generally, the characters are successful in their goals. This is not so in “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller. In the play success alludes the Loman family despite that fact that it is something that they aim to achieve in their own ways. There are probably a number of reasons for this but this paper will look at how expectations and responsibility or the…

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