Benjamin Hoff

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  • Fantastic Mr Fox Analysis

    The movie “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is about a Taoist concept called Inner nature. In the book “The Tao of Pooh,” the author, Benjamin Hoff, states that Inner nature is beyond the power of the intellect to measure or understand (38). Furthermore, Hoff explains that Inner nature is the concept that everything has its own unique function (40). In other words, we cannot scientifically understand Inner nature, but only know that everything in nature has its own unique purpose including individual humans. My goal is to show the various stages the character Mr. Fox experiences in understanding his Inner nature. The opening scenes of the movie “Fantastic Mr. Fox” shows the character Mr. Fox respecting his Inner nature. In the book “The Tao of Pooh,” Hoff states “when you know and respect your own Inner Nature, you know where you belong (41).” The movie begins depicting Mr. Fox’s change by first showing him at his best. The movie illustrates Mr. Fox at his best with his fast and un-interrupted speech. At this point, Mr. Fox is shown to be in a state of acceptance with his life until Felicia tells him she is pregnant and asks him to promise to stop doing his dangers job. This as a result…

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  • Critical Analysis Of Eeyore's The Tao Of Pooh

    He points out: “The Emptiness, the space that’s not filled in. What is it about fresh snow, clean air, pure water? Or good music?” (Hoff 147). The word “emptiness” is capitalized as if it were a proper noun. Here, Hoff is stressing that the principle of emptiness is very important, and is too crucial to be treated or grouped with all the other “normal” words. He defines this Emptiness as “the space that’s not filled in”, a rather positive interpretation of a word that is usually viewed with…

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  • Similarities Between The Great Awakening And The Enlightenment

    Intro/Thesis: The Great Awakening and the American Enlightenment sparked the American Revolution by creating a revolution of ideas about equality and a common identity. The importance of oneness and an egalitarian Nation was prominent in both movements, and helped shape the American identity. Through the Great Awakening and the American Enlightenment, social barriers broke down. The common people held the power; traditional authority dissolved, and America’s society no longer resembled Great…

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  • Effects Of Enlightenment In American Literature

    Deism emphasized God as a powerful clockmaker who left the world after its creation. Many new ideas were introduced such as how leadership should be gained by meritocracy instead of birthrights. Other ideas from Enlightenment thinkers emphasized scientific explanations and observations of the world, and highlighted the importance of human 's rights. Another consequences of these political and radical shifts in thinking during this time brought about new ideas that galvanized revolutions such as…

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  • Tale Of Three Kings Book Report

    Book Report on A tale of Three Kings A tale of three kings is an in depth story about King David, King Absalom, and King Saul. G. Edwards has mastered the authorship of styles and techniques of leadership. He describes how the process they went through to become king, the brokenness they experienced and the familiar question was raised about what type of king you are or will become. At least once in everyone’s lifespan will experience a form or pain and brokenness. Whether from loss of family…

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  • The Albany Plan

    Although the British Army helped remove the French, the American colonists’ most powerful adversary from their land, the British still had plans on controlling the colonies. The British attempted to tighten control of the colonies by limiting how far they were able to settle and raising revenue. These restrictions began to stir a resistance among the American colonists. The Americans desire to revolt and declare themselves as an independent nation in 1776 was impacted by events such as the…

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  • The Scarlet Letter And Anti-Transcendentalism

    The Scarlet Letter - Embroidering Transcendentalism and Anti-Transcendentalism Thread for an Early American World Riding the wave of heightened nationalism after the second independence war against Great Britain in 1812, Americans began to write their own school textbooks, celebrate the birth of American literature using American scenes and themes, and even establish their own American intellectual, philosophical, and social movements. One of these movements is the American transcendentalism…

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  • The Negative Impacts Of British Imperialism In India

    The British caused many deaths and Indians suffered a lot from being under the British government and was hard for them to live a normal life while having British men roaming the streets. While the British want India's goods and want to make profit off of their cash crops. The British first came to India in the 1600s while the British East India Company started setting up trading posts in Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta. The British East India Company quickly took advantage of the growing weakness…

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  • King John And Magna Carta By Dan Jones

    In 1215, The Magna Carta was brought up in a field in England known as Runnymede. The Magna Carta was a charter that was targeted against the deranged king of England at the time, King John. The Archbishop of Canterbury wrote up the charter to make peace between King John and barons who despised him. Dan Jones explains the history of King John and the Magna Carta in an article he had wrote for the Smithsonian. In his article, “The Mad King and Magna Carta,” the author Dan Jones begins with a…

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  • Currency Act In Colonial America

    Currency Act Parliament in the 1700's The Currency Act was passed in Parliament This article on the Currency Act in Colonial America provides fast facts and information about the effects of these laws. ◾What was the Currency Act? ◾The Meaning and Definition of the Currency Act ◾The purpose and effect of the Currency Act ◾The Currency Acts if 1751 and 1764 ◾Bills of Credit - Colonial Paper money Currency Act of 1751 Words and Text Currency Act of 1764 Words and Text American…

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