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    In The Primary Chronicles, the establishment of Christianity is strategic via the characterization of two female characters, Anna and Olga. In Kievan Rus’, women are expected to be passive; they must serve their husband and worship God. The concept of passivity is widely associated with Christianity whereas activity is perceived to be pagan. Anna is a representative of this ideal because she accepts Vladimir’s marriage proposal in exchange for the conversion of Rus. Olga, on the contrary, emanates a quite violent, pagan like character when she ferociously avenges her husband 's death. In a sense, Christianity strikes a parallel to Anna while Paganism parallels Olga’s character. These seemingly different female characters share the same purpose in that they are used as tools to promote a Christian narrative. It is important to acknowledge the scribes, who purposefully write this text through a Christian lens. To complete the Christian teleology, they must reject the very hyper-masculine concept of “taking” cultures, which is associated with Paganism to contrast it with the welcoming, more feminine non-violent Christianity. Nevertheless, the monastic scribes do a sleight of hand because that they need to use the masculine, pagan culture in order to establish Christianity. While it seems like Christianity is being established through the instances in which we witness the idealized, passive acceptance values emitted by Anna and Olga, a closer examination, however, reveals that…

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    Chicken Parmesan Recipe

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    When grocery shopping, I prefer to buy the Dell’Amore brand, sweet basil and garlic flavored sauce, that can be found at Publix. Marinara is another expensive component of our recipe, but purchasing an Italian made sauce will create a more authentic taste and you will have extra supplies that can be used in making other recipes. When marinara is poured onto the chicken it should nearly cover the cutlets, almost creating a red layer over the meat. The sixth step is to prepare our cheese. Having…

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    Council of Constantinople, was required. The Council of Nicaea condemned Arius, a man who claimed that the nature of Christ was finite and lesser than Christ (Arius, 2016). The next council, that of Constantinople, condemned the heresy of Macedonius, which viewed the Holy Spirit as a power of God and inferior to the Father and Son (Simonetti, 2006, 808). Essentially, both defined the nature of Christ and the Trinity and removed heresies from the church. Unfortunately, the controversy…

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    equality meant liberating themselves from colonial rule. African-Americans aspired to gain the civil rights and respect they rightfully deserved as American citizens. During such a pivotal moment in time, authors across the world reported on the means by which people of afro-descent planned to achieve their goals. This analysis will focus on the work of Basil Davidson, Frantz Fanon, Jones Merriweather, and Penny Von Fischer to determine the contrasting attitudes of optimism and pessimism towards…

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    Herzl described at the first World Zionist meeting and he understood Herzl’s vision. The idea of a political homeland for nearly half a century remained the dream of a minority. “German and English Jewries failed Herzl,” Wise wrote in his autobiography, and “the American delegation was even more sadly inadequate than the English…” He returned to America a convinced Zionist that the ancient home in Zion could and must be rebuilt an idea that met great resistance up to and beyond World War II…

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    On the morning of February 19, 1942, citizens of Darwin heard the sounds of planes circling overhead, they were not fazed by this, the citizens went on with their daily lives thinking it was just the Americans but after the first bomb was dropped onto the harbor, citizens of Darwin knew it was the start of a ferocious war on Australian home soil quotes a witness from the bombing of Darwin. The Japanese did not deliberately arrange for this war to begin, yet after the Japanese attacked Timor,…

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    The first Persian Empire was found in the western part of Asia. It was known for many things. It was started by Cyrus the Great, who was known for accepting the beliefs of the people he conquered. The Persian Empire was also known to have ruled over the largest kingdom in that time. They were the first kingdom to establish the intricate system of using satraps to aid the king in his ruling, and making public works for their citizens. They were able to develop a postal system to help pass on…

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    Norman Bates In Psycho

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    Psycho: Why Does Norman Bates Have a Chilling Effect on Audiences? The movie Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was a landmark movie in the history of film. Made during a time when The Production Code was still at large and society had still not seen or heard such disturbing actions on the big screen. Audiences were and are still drawn in with the thrilling story of what happens inside Bates Motel, and the mystery behind, specifically revolving around Norman Bates and his mother. Audiences…

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    Battle Of Kadesh Analysis

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    analysis by scholars. The Battle of Kadesh is by and large considered to be a stalemate for the Hittites and the Egyptians, as no territory was gained or lost. However, the reliefs and texts that were created six times on the sides of temples reveal a celebration of Ramesses II’s victory over the Hittites despite the battle being near disastrous for the Egyptians as well as praise for Amun-Re for the divine intervention on behalf of the king. By assessing the “propagandistic” nature of these…

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    In the film ‘Psycho’, Hitchcock shocked the audience, and strayed from the traditional heroic journey by killing off the main character halfway through the film. Mary Crane lives in her Ordinary world; she is an unassuming woman living in Phoenix Arizona, working as a secretary. Her boyfriend, Sam Loomis is low on money. Mary is unsatisfied with her current situation, prompting her to leave her Ordinary world and accept her call to adventure. There is little to no reluctance as Mary rushes home…

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