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  • Themes In A Confederacy Of Dunces

    concepts of the 60s the words music, drugs and culture are often at the foreground of one’s thoughts. This was a diverse and booming era for many bringing upon the uprising of a new class. Although this truth is recognizable without looking past the surface, taking a deeper look at social aspects uncloaks the seemingly ever changing times then, proving them to be consistent with issues we recognize today. This is strongly displayed in the novel A Confederacy of Dunces written in the 60s by author John Kennedy Toole. In the novel, a middle aged man named Ignatius living at home with his mother goes on a quest of finding a job due to his mother’s nagging. Having obtained a master’s degree in college, he…

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  • The Character Of Ignatius In A Confederacy Of Dunces

    In the novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, Ignatius is not the best when it comes to understanding people. When he meets a man named Dorian, nothing changes. Dorian is amused by Ignatius ‘originality’ and humors what he says. But when Dorian insists that Ignatius is nuts, Ignatius starts to insult the gay community. But when Ignatius see’s that the Gay community in New Orleans is larger than he thought, even extending to the military, he decides to work with them. The gay community in New Orleans…

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  • Characteristics Of Ignatius In A Confederacy Of Dunces

    A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole, is a novel that describes the adventures of Ignatius J. Reilly, a peculiar young man who lives in 1960’s New Orleans. To please his overbearing mother, Ignatius embarks on a seemingly everlasting quest to find a suitable job that he can sustain. Throughout the story, Ignatius exhibits many different characteristics while getting himself into sticky situations. Although he is a character of many qualities, Ignatius’s two main qualities are gluttony…

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  • Jeff Bussey In Harold Keith's Rifles For Watie

    chapter 2, where Bushwhackers are present (Keith.) Filled with fury, the boy, according to Keith, goes on to mercilessly attack the Bushwhackers and guard his family. Despite the violent outcome, this was all done because of how much he cares for the Busseys. His family did nothing wrong, and a person with an attitude like Jeff would stand by them. Another more war-related example comes when Jeff meets Lucy. According to Keith, Jeff had great fondness of Lucy from the moment they met. Still,…

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  • The FITD Technique: The Foot In The Door

    The topic that I am analyzing is known as the foot in the door (FITD) technique. The FITD technique is defined as getting someone to agree to a small favor in hopes that the participant feels helped and/or cared for; the moment the initial favor is fulfilled, the person follows up by asking for an even bigger request. Two researchers in 1966 named Freedman & Fraser discovered the FITD technique. From their research, they concluded that it is one of the most effective compliance techniques. Also,…

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  • The Gain-Loss Theory Of Social Media

    This study found the gain-loss theory of attraction is applicable and holds true when social media is used as the initial judgment platform. Subjects significantly rated their likeness of confederates who had a negative profile higher than those with a positive one after meeting them in person. The implications of this are critical in today’s world for many reasons. First, this study undermines the entire online dating industry, which is heavily scrutinized as it is. These services claim to be…

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  • Description Of The Battle Of Confederacy

    Lincoln led the Union and fought with the Confederacy whose commander was Jefferson Davis. The goal of union was to protect the unity, but many armies were controlled by South, also they owned wide land. It seemed difficult for the Union troops to win the Confederacy drastically. Moreover, the strategy of Confederacy was only to defense, controlled the battleground still in North lands. They waited for the North crumbling from within, then they would have sufficient reason to persuade the Union…

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  • The Iroquois And The Iroquois Confederacy

    The Iroquois Confederacy is a military union that coincides with the Iroquois League. The Iroquois Confederacy became allies with the British forming the Covenant Chain. During war between the British and French, The Iroquois Confederacy fought against the French and those who were allies with them including the Three Fires Confederacy. The Three Fires Confederacy was made up of the Ojibwe, Ottawa, and Potatwatomi tribes. The Iroquois Confederacy and the Iroquois League became separate groups…

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  • Why I Went To The Chesapeake Colonies

    Before we settled in the Chesapeake, the Native Americans who inhabited the colony were the Powhatan confederacy, which is a big community of different Native American villages that each have their own culture and language. The relationship hasn’t been the best since the first colonists that came to the Chesapeake in late 1560s. Early colonists of the Chesapeake used the Natives to their advantage by taking their land and food without with nothing in return. The Natives felt betrayed by the…

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  • The Importance Of Confederate Leadership In The Confederacy

    Many argue that the Confederacy possessed far superior military leaders than the Union during the Civil War, and therefor accredit Union victory to the Union’s resource superiority. Though it cannot be disputed that the Union had more men and resources, the idea of superior leadership in the Confederacy is not necessarily the case. Robert E. Lee typically embodies the image of a notable and successful Confederate general, however most Confederate generals—especially those stationed in the…

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