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    Situational irony is a method of writing in which something has an effect that is opposite from what is expected. Situational irony can trigger many different emotions in the reader, such as humor, sympathy, dejection, etc. The authors Guy de Maupassant and O. Henry uses situational irony to evoque different emotions in the readers. Guy de Maupassant creates sympathy by using situational irony in “The Necklace.” Mathilde wants to be very rich and famous, but ends up poor. Mathilde already has a…

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    1. My first valued moral is honesty. I believe that honesty is the most important to me because I have grown up believing in it. My parents always told me to be honest, when it comes to individuals. My second moral value is trustworthy. I believe that being trustworthy is earned from experience. When growing you I have had people close to me be hurt by individuals that were not trustworthy. My third value is family. I believe that individuals come and go but I know that I will always have my…

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    The Ethical Dilemma It is an impossible decision to take someone’s life, even if it is an act of mercy or love. Watching a friend or family member suffer from injuries that essentially confirm their death makes it hard not to want to end that suffering. There is no way to completely justify the intentional death of any person, especially a loved one, because an outcome of death is a permanent one. There is no way to take that back or change your mind once the decision is made. Most people…

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    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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    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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    Thomas Aquinas Omnipotence

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    During the years following the Patristic era, Christian theologians and philosophers began to move away from mysticism and Neo-Platonism in order to synthesize Christian doctrine with systematic Aristotelian philosophy. This movement would be come known as Scholasticism, and it would become the principle school of thought throughout the medieval period. During this period, the line between philosophy and theology was blurred, and the problems of, psychology, metaphysics, and ethics were admitted…

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    Introduction The trolley dilemma (Foot, 1967; Thomson, 1986) garnered overwhelming interest from philosophers and psychologist in a quest to decipher the ideation behind moral judgments. In this dilemma, a runaway trolley is heading towards five workers who will be killed if the trolley continues to move forward. In order to save the five workers, a switch can be flipped to divert the trolley onto another route which would kill one worker instead of the five. Most people chose the utilitarian…

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    “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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    According to an article by Leavitt, and Sluss, (2015), lying is one of the ethical issues prevalent in the workplace. For human beings, differentiating between rights from wrong is usually easy. However, some situations in life are never clear on what to choose. At times one is forced to choose from two bad choices or uncertain situations. Such a case is referred to as an ethical dilemma. The ethical dilemma is a situation that people face from day to day life experiences. Most people, when…

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    The Help by Kathryn Stockett is told in different points of view by three women during the 1960’s. Each woman had her own different conflicts throughout the book. The three main characters in The Help , are Aibileen, Minny, and Skeeter. Aibileen and Minny are black women who work in houses as maids, and Skeeter is a Southern white woman who aspires to be a writer. Confronting the issue of racism, these women had conflicts because of society and in a way they tried to break free from society’s…

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