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    A Journey Through Choices Imagine looking at a mirror and seeing nothing but a blank gray image;there is no character and no difference from one person from the next. From several works of art, individuals form their identity and gained control of themselves. Equality, the triumphant of the dystopian novel, Anthem, escapes his collectivist society and becomes the king of his own mind and body. Ayn Rand, the author of this novel, details how Equality overcomes the regime and forms his own…

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    prominently popular within society. In order to study the growth of online resources and its added effects on mass media, theorists and scholars have applied the Uses and Gratification theory, (once only used for News Papers, Radio and Television) to the new media platform which is the World Wide Web. Various ‘Uses and Gratification’ (U&G) studies surrounding media use provide information on the audience experience in relation to media content, however, with the expansion of platforms due to…

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    Aldous Huxley’s prophetic novel, Brave New World, includes among its many and varied themes the recurring notion of a society that is consumed by material goods and who find pleasure solely in the things that they possess. The inhabitants of the world invented by Huxley are not concerned with waste or sustainability; their main focus is pleasure and the enjoyment of the newest, shiniest, pleasing item to be played with and then discarded as they find a new object to be enamored with,…

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    In my opinion, the whole book was based on deferred dreams. In the beginning, Langston Hughes read a poem about what happens to deferred dreams. He asked an essential question, do deferred dreams dry up like a raisin in the sun? Challenging the reader to think what really happens to dreams put off to the side. In the novel, Walter Lee was a huge dreamer. He had so much ambition but felt he had very little motivation around him. Walter felt no one in his family would support his dream, and that…

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    Barber argues that the use of credit in the consumer world encourages impulse purchases and a more corrupt market. He says, “The ‘Protestant ethos’ of hard work and deferred gratification has been replaced by an infantilist ethos of easy credit and impulsive consumption that puts democracy and the market system at risk” (par. 1). What he means by this is, it is more acceptable nowadays to mindlessly spend your money as soon…

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    character into having their own branching revenge schemes that intertwine with one another. Hindley’s prime motivation being the lack of love he received as a child. Hindley decides to persecute Heathcliff for this, sewing the seed for Heathcliff’s deferred revenge. Heathcliff’s long process of revenge starts as soon as he gets back from receiving an education. He initiates these events against Catherine and Edgar by manipulating Isabella 's emotions to suade her to marry him. He wants Edgar to…

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    righteous and living a positive life by a set of moral standards. These moral standards involved living by a set of choice and consequences and punishments as consequences for bad choices. Comparison Plato and Thrasymachus’ views of justice greatly deferred from each other. Thrasymachus believed that justice was only for the rich and those who held power. He also believed that those who were not in power were foolish to believe that justice applied to them. Plato tried to avoid the…

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    Criminology, the “academic discipline that uses the scientific methods to study the nature, extent, cause and control of criminal justice (Siegel, 2013)” is a field that has been in existence since crime could be studied and tested. For years, researchers have been examining crime and coming up with theories in regard to criminal activities. These theories set to explain the possible reasons behind a person’s participation in criminal activities. There have been many theories that have been…

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    his or her own destiny. This idea originated during the 16th century Protestant Reformation in Europe when religious leaders such as Martin Luther put great “emphasis on individual responsibility, hard work, thrift, providence, honesty, and deferred gratification” (Malanga). These new values encouraged Europeans to escape poverty, corruption, and religious persecution by traveling to America to pursue its “riches” and “freedom of worship” (Meacham). The land appeared to be full of potential with…

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    that, “not every love, but only that which has a noble purpose, is noble and worthy of praise” (103). Pausanias describes unnoble acts to be the love of women, and clarifies that “the most foolish beings” are those who only look to gain sexual gratification through sex. It was thought that women were incapable of higher, intellectual discussion and connection and thus only available for sexual pleasure. For this reason, the love of women tends to be downgraded as “common love” in The Symposium…

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