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  • Familial Relationships In The Captain's Daughter By Alexander Pushkin

    a voice of reason in order to help Petr to mature and grow throughout the novel. Another familial relationship that helps foster Petr’s growth into manhood arises between Petr, Captain Mironov, and his wife Vasilisa. In Petr’s own words, he says, “At the commandant’s I was treated like a member of the family.” Akin to Petr’s relationship with Savelich, he quickly forges another non-biological familial relationship within the walls of Fort Belogorsk. One way this relationship helps shepherd Petr into manhood comes about from Petr and Shvabrin’s attempted duel. Vasilisa acts as any mother would scolding two misbehaving children after the first duel is thwarted, and Petr acts as any defiant and immature as any boy would in response to his mother’s demands by once again complying to Shvabrin’s challenge. This first thwarted duel proves Petr is yet to mature, but Vasilisa and Mironov’s reaction to Petr’s loss in the second duel gives way to a great deal of growth for Petr. Like a legitimate family, Mironov’s family forgives Petr’s youthful folly and nurses Petr back to health reinvigorating the boy. The real indicator in this event that Petr has matured is his forgiveness of Shvabrin. Petr says, “I was too happy to harbor resentment in my heart…Not being rancorous by nature, I sincerely forgave [Shvabrin], both for our quarrel and the wound he had inflicted on me.” Petr’s recovery thanks to his pseudo-family acts as a driving force behind his maturation. This is one of the…

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  • Dueling In The 19th Century

    beginning due to government involvement and modernization. By explaining the history of dueling and the process of its decline, this paper will explain that dueling continued throughout the nineteenth century, despite significant efforts to end it, due to the revival of the idea of honor and tradition due to the French Revolution. A duel was an arranged fight between two individuals who had agreed on the rules and weapon prior to combat. A duel was called when one man felt that he had been…

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  • Essay On American Political Culture

    newcomers; we were let free from traditions and came to a land full of opportunities. The social behavior of pulling yourself up is within the American spirit. Benjamin Franklin is a perfect example that any man who embraces the values and concepts of America could rise, for this reason, virtues and character traits play a significant role in the culture of honor and politics. The ideas of liberty and individualism were foundations to honor culture. Since political actors are gentlemen, their…

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  • Chapter Notes: The Paradox Of The Founding Of America

    government to control the people and they believed that due to that reason, the infant nation would soon fall apart. Chapter 1: The Duel 1. According to Ellis’ explanation, why did Hamilton and Burr duel in the first place? - Hamilton and Burr’s duel took place because they both were losing significantly in the political race and wanted to defeat each other in order to prove themselves superior leader. 2. Describe the rules of code duello. - The rule of code duello were:  Someone not…

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  • Trickster Story Analysis

    A trickster, essentially, is a character who disobeys the norms, though carries greater knowledge and has mainly been discussed in mythology, folklore, and religious texts, and has consistently been viewed in indigenous context. The trickster is often the anthropomorphic personification of a hidden, allegorical world. Linda M. Morra and Deanna Reder’s Troubling Tricksters: Revisioning Critical Conversations, propose that the purpose of every trickster tale is to “[articulate] ambiguous…

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  • Duel On Syrtis Analysis

    Duel on Syrtis: The Summary The story “Duel On Syrtis” is about a challenging hunt on mars. It describes the journey of a hunter and the Martian he is hunting named Kreega. The hunter named, Riordan, goes to mars to go on the hunt for these Martian’s named “owlies”. Riordan starts his journey by going to a private office to have someone assist him in this journey. This person that will be assisting him on this journey is Wisby. Riordan believes it’s going to be an easy hunt but that is not the…

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  • Duel Court System

    Duel Justice Watkins, Robert GCU Duel Justice The United States of America utilizes a duel court system in its judicial system. The two courts systems are federal and state. Courts that exist at the state or local level are established by the individual state, and exist “within states there are also local courts that are established by cities, counties, and other municipalities, which we are including in the general discussion of state courts.” Courts that exist at the Federal level have been…

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  • Understanding The Burr-Hamilton Duel Analysis

    Multiple actions took place that intensified the conflict between Hamilton and Burr that led to their famous duel. Many of those actions could have been avoided and would have had a different ending. Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton: An American Musical and Joanne Freeman's article, Understanding the Burr-Hamilton Duel both include ways it could have been avoided. Once the conflict began, Hamilton and Burr could have avoided the duel, by Hamilton listening to Burr's advice, if Burr hadn't taken…

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  • Description: The Duel From Electric Dreams '

    Artifact 1: The Duel from “Electric Dreams” (Steve Barron. 1984) Description: Madeline Robistat (Virginia Madsen) is practicing on her cello in her apartment for a later Orchestra performance she has. An advanced computer owned by Miles Harding ( Lenny Von Dohlen), her neighbor, who lives in the apartment just right below. As Madeline starts to practice on her Cello, the computer while being left on by Miles begins to repeat the tunes that she created using electronic computer sounds that…

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  • Summary Of Thomas Fleming's Duel Alexander Hamilton

    Thomas Fleming's Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and the Future of America, is a book that tells the story of Burr vs Hamilton. The book begins in the year 1804 with a short comparison between Burr and Hamilton. Hamilton created a self-goal to achieve fame but in order to do so all of his actions had to be moral and not damage his reputation. Ironically fighting a duel would be the last thing Hamilton could afford to do, especially since he had opposed them and lost his eldest son in a…

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