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  • Short Term 12 Reflection

    Short Term 12 was a very interesting movie. It had hints of being realistic, but with aspects where you knew it was a movie. It’s about a group of workers who work in a foster care residential facility setting. The main character, Grace, deals with her own personal struggles while she supervises the children at the facility. I have a short bit of experience at a facility like Short Term 12 in some aspects; I can see where parts of the movie are realistic and where are some are an exaggeration…

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  • Life Of Divine Gueranger Analysis

    Life of Saint Cecilia is a medieval religious vita, in which Reverend Prosper Gueranger tells the story of Saint Cecilia’s martyrdom. Within this story Gueranger utilizes symbolism, Ambiguity, and paradox to create a story that would leave readers with the impression that the death of this saint is her reward for her life of servitude. This in turn lead the audience to believe that the path of Christianity is superior to Judaism or the religious path of the Roman’s. The violence and torturous…

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  • Repeated Questions In Forensic Interviews

    The article The Effects of Age and Delay on Responses to Repeated Questions in Forensic Interviews With Children Alleging Sexual Abuse written by Samantha J. Andrews and Michael E. Lamb focuses their study on the repeated questions asked by the forensic interviewers to the children who might have been victims of an alleged child sexual abuse to check if the children don’t contradict the statements they provided, and hereby reinforcing their case against the suspect in the courts. The main…

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  • The Role Of The Epiphany In Literature

    Each humanities course focuses on a different aspect of the human condition. History is tinged by the perception of the writer, while Sociology focuses on the human society, and psychology focuses on the human mind. Literature on the other hand, has the unique ability to incorporate all of these through short stories and plays. Over the semester we have had assignments where we had to read several of these. In each of these, there always seemed to be some sort of moral dilemma. Sometimes…

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  • Montana 1948 Character Analysis Essay

    Bainbridge Colby, who was an American lawyer and politician, once said that “loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and uncharitableness to creep into our public thinking.” In the story Montana 1948 by Larry Watson, it is shown by the actions of Wes Hayden, that hate and the other reasons listed in the quote above, do not have an effect on the decisions Wes makes in the duration of the story. The events that happened throughout the story caused the decisions that were made by Wes, and shape his…

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  • The Paradoxical Commandments

    Paradox is a Greek word and can be used as a literary advice, It is the opposite of what one might expect. It tells the truth in a way that is usually kinda of ironic. An example would be yes you could be the best offensive lineman for the team but it doesn’t…

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  • Emily Dickinson Paradox

    general will allow their fears and agonies to consume them. In the poem The Soul unto itself, Emily Dickinson portrays the soul as a being open to interpretation, in the poem she describes the soul as both a spy and an imperial friend, creating a paradox as one must think an, “imperial friend” could never be an “agonizing Spy”. Emily Dickinson was a paradoxical, philosophical, poet, one of the hardest tongue twisters that is also one of the hardest combination traits a poet could have, mainly…

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  • The Themes Of Death In Going By Amy Hempel

    still in the same place.” This paradox is specifically applied because it conveys the idea that although death is conventionally portrayed as distant, it can and will happen eventually; however, we live our everyday lives thinking it is far away, putting us into this "same place" that is described within the literary device (Hempel, 53). Moreover, while remembering the accident, the speaker recalls it as “It was fast and it was slow. It was both.” This use of a paradox and how it insinuates that…

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  • William Blake's A Poison Tree

    “A Poison Tree” by William Blake is ostensibly dealing with the narrator’s refusal to communicate his anger to a tree, but the overdetermined nature of the words Blake uses makes a final, correct determination of meaning impossible. In this paper, through a utilization of Derrida’s methods set forth in works such as Spectres of Marx and Dissemination, I will examine how the contradictory imperatives contained within the metaphors in this poem draw a reader away from their initial assumption (i.e…

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  • Gentle Savages And Fierce Citizens Against Civilization Analysis

    If even one “organ” of the body politic is to fail, the entire system is at risk for losing its freedom. This supports Wempel’s argument that it is impossible to speak of freedom without some form of paradox, in part because humanity is often so content to remain in their metaphorical chains. It is the enforceable general will that binds a community together so that a state of greater moral freedom can be reached…

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