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    multitude of parts for his creation to create the perfect monster, Victor resorted to the dead. While the act of grave digging is unlawful and horrific, it surprisingly was a common practice during this time. Grave robbery is considered the world’s second oldest profession, and has been practiced for centuries, however most of these robberies would be for the wealth buried with the deceased. Grave robberies for the actual bodies was an emerging practice of the time of Frankenstein (Shultz). Author Meghan Highet published a journal about body snatching and the history behind it. She wrote, “The need for cadavers for dissection began to increase substantially after about 1820 when medical schools changed the way they taught human anatomy”. With the advancements of medical schools, the need for hands on practice for the medical students increased. Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources for cadavers, many schools turned to body snatching, and the practices even became a paid affair for the actual grave robbers (Shultz). To justify these acts, the idea of body commodification was instituted to show that a dead no longer has a soul and therefore can have no owner. “For many, this is sufficient reasoning to resolve any ethical issues regarding how, once placed in the grave, the person is somehow transformed into a valuable and marketable item that can be extracted like a natural resource from the ground, fully transformed into a commodity with the potential to generate profit…

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    Body Snatching In The 1800's

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    you feel if your corpse was violated and used for the experimentation of others? The issue of body snatching in the 1800’s was a major problem of its’ time period. Most people fail to truly understand its’ significance and how it contributed to the development of the punishments given to people for their crimes. In order to understand the serious problem of body snatching, one must comprehend the reasons for it and it’s punishments given to prevent it. In Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, she…

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    one’s ability to transcend societies limitations. Burch begins the article by introducing different anatomists all practicing in the same period of time, each of whom found their own unique way of coping with the controversy that came along with practicing surgery in the 1800’s. Burch centers his article around one anatomist in particular who had a great many differences from the other surgeons spoken of, both in his practice and in his way of looking at anatomy, this anatomist was Astley…

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    Freedom or Indulgent? Brooke Rohlfing Ethics as an Introduction to Philosophy December 1, 2014 My thesis is that Cephalus is correct when he says that it is better to be free from bodily desires than to indulge them. The term free refers to acting as one chooses without being restrained by an authority figure. A bodily desire is defined as a want taking control of a person’s body. Indulge means to give into desires in an overly disproportionate way. Cephalus’ best argument for…

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    In Epstein’s writing, he mentions that sports are not ideal for a child’s growing body. Conversely, choosing a sport that provides an outlet for a child’s energy can greatly beneficial even for children as young as four. Sports like soccer and basketball provide an excellent aerobic workout by strengthening muscles and increasing heart rate (“’Coordination’”). Playing a sport also helps children to improve their attention and focus as well as motor skills (“’Coordination”’). It is certainly not…

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    Black Death: A Short Story

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    quickly made her a small bowl of her favorite soup, and packed my stuff and headed out the door. Although we lived in the luxury rich part of london there were dead bodies everywhere. Everybody just got used to walking down the street and having dead bodies around the corner. There was no more room for graves so they ended up just taking the piled up bodies and tossed them in a giant hole and added a small layer of dirt over the top. There wasn't even priests to say prayers for the people, and…

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    Eulogy For Emily

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    the story is telling what happen however nobody knows who. Be that as it may, it must be some-body that is near her day in and day out, perhaps it the hireling that is working for her. At the point when the townspeople discovered that Emily has passed away, they start to come see the dead body. The townspeople are there for two things and that is to offer their regards and to be curious. Because no has never been in her home for year. After the Negro let the townspeople come through he went out…

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    One Corpse Too Many is a mystery book by Ellis Peters and is the second book in the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael. The book is a murder mystery centered around an extra dead body amongst other dead bodies about to be buried. As there is no specific moral or theme highlighted in the book, I would say it’s not a great book for teaching a lesson. However, with the great characterization and way of immersing the reader into the setting, it is definitely a great book to read just for the sake of…

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    Ordinary Body Image

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    We are living in a world full of modern technology like phones, internet and television that occupies our daily lives. From these technologies we are able to access the media anytime and anywhere. With technology, we are bombarded with ads fill with pictures of thin models and beautiful celebrities. Thus, people get pressurize from the ads the media has created. The media drives ordinary people to dislike their own body image. This is illustrated by looking at the models and the magazines the…

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    To the woman who posted that tasteful but nude body shot full of stretch marks, sagging skin and scars to Facebook, complete with a sixteen paragraph post on how you accept your flaws and love them like the pieces of you they are; You are awesome, and brave. I have so much respect for you, I know how much courage it took to do that, but I have one thing to say to you: STOP PRESSURING ME TO LIKE MY BODY. Today I saw your photo, and it depressed me. I didn't feel a boost of confidence and I…

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