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    Anglo Saxon Religion

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    While the British Isles fell under the realms of the Christian Church, this did not mean that its practices perfectly mirrored that of the continent. In actuality, the people within the region adapted their religious practices, making it local and idiosyncratic. Much of the previous narrative of the pre-Norman, Christian religion in England related to the necessity of proving that the Anglo-Saxon’s were deficient in their religious practices. As the Norman conquest was frequently framed as one of moral duty in the restoration of the proper practices of the Church, a lack of piety became the common depiction of the British Isles. In actuality, many religious practices were still commonplace, not just within the clergy, but throughout the classes. Within “Court and Piety in Late Anglo-Saxon England,” the devotion of the population pre-conquest is illustrated. People showed their church duty, and this was seen frequently through charitable giving to local religious institutions. Whereas much scholarship has relied on the idea that the material associations were a sign of secualitation, the article argues that “the intense traffic in objects suggested herein reflects not…

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    I was learning about and other lessons I had learned in school and in other places. More than ever I wanted to know as much as I could about all the stories I was hearing. When I was fifteen I struck out on my own, I had become obsessed with stories about the British Isles and I was desperate to visit like I had with so many other places. Encouraged by my past experiences and with the great optimism of youth, I set out to find a way. I got my chance through a People to People student ambassador…

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    Nazis and the British during WWII. Propaganda in is presented as extremely negative, however in real life it is also used to maintain order in society. Propaganda can be used to influence someone 's actions and thoughts. The government in used the arrest of an innocent man to keep any citizen’s thoughts of rebellion to a minimum, and the remainder to thoughts of safety. “The Mechanical Hound Rushed forward into the viewer, suddenly.…

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    Hardships are a part of life that everyone must deal with. These hardships are often lessons in life that one must endure to become a better person. The outcome of these obstacles depends on how the problem is tackled. I’ve had countless of hardships in my life, but there was one obstacle in particular that I was able to overcome that made a huge difference in my life. Learning the English language was no easy task, especially when no one in my household spoke english. Through determination,…

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    What was the most challenging thing you have ever done in your life? For some people it’s moving to the new place, for others to go to school. My journey started from the most important test for international students – TOEFL test. If you want to study at a university or find a job abroad, you need to pass the TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language). This test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand the English language as it is heard, spoken, read,…

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    Irish Protestants

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    The Irish Protestants were in a tough situation once the conquest had been completed. Some, like the Duke of Ormond who led the Royalist troops, were banned for life from stepping foot in Ireland for taking arms against the Parliamentary troops . The great majority of Irish Protestants however were able to enjoy the great tracts of land that were now there’s after the transplantation of the Irish. They also had no desire for more English Protestants to arrive in Ireland to take away some of the…

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    If I was born a male and wish to serve in the imperial government I would choose to be born into imperial Rome. A male could rule an entire empire if born to the right family except women and slaves which they could not participate on any political view and were prohibited from voting. Ability did not play any role as being born to the right family and wealth was basically the only requirement for example Julius Caesar who was born into an aristocratic family and became an emperor in Rome.…

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    Devastating and Drastic, the Irish Potato Famine changed Ireland in a variety of ways. Farmers and regular people were starving to death due to the lack of healthy potatoes. The people in Ireland were extremely dependent on potatoes and when the blight came the economy went down. As the fungus spread throughout the country, people began to lose their main source of food. Since the people in Ireland depended on the potato, it made the population cripple with the lack of a healthy food. The Irish…

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    Personal Identity Essay

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    Throughout my academic career I struggled to find a sense of my own identity. In high school, and early in my college career, I wasn 't sure what I really wanted to pursue in life. I 'd always felt a pressure to succeed from my family, my community, and my peers. I 've never had a strong ethnic or cultural identity, my ancestors come from all over, but I 'm given the sole label “Caucasian”. When I was younger, I felt that it was a disadvantage not having a strong cultural or ethnic identity. I…

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    The poem “Bilingual/Bilingue”, by Rhina. P. Espaillat describes how a young girl is struggling with her combined cultures and two separate languages. The girl was born in a Mexican family who speak Spanish, but she is bilingual(bilingue) and speaks both Spanish and English. The girl must must struggle with the fact father fears that, because she is bilingual, that she will lose the part that connects them together, that being their shared language. The poem utilizes language, imagery, as well…

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