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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    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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    Ethical Case Dilemma

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    The ethical case dilemma begins with Mr. Rodriguez at the Elm Elementary school and the placement of Sally, a student. Due to the lack of one child he needs to get additional help, (with 31 students and a need for 32 students), and according to the district of Elm Elementary, the school does not meet the necessary requirements to gain one additional ESE teacher he would like to have. The school has 31 students in special education, a fairly considerable quantity of students but not enough for…

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    Deion Jones ENG-103 Julian Felix 21 Oct 2015 American Paradoxes American paradoxes are running rapid. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a paradox is a statement or proposition that sounds acceptable, and leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable or self-contradictory. America is consistently engulfed in paradoxes. Individuals believe that Americans are all the epitome of perfection, and deeply connected despite ethnic, religion, body type, and language spoken.…

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    Ethical Dilemmas

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    While at work I spoke with a co-worker about several of the ethical dilemmas found at the end of the chapter breaks in the textbook. However, the dilemma that I choose to write about involves the family man revealing his past murder (Pollock, 2017). Within this particular dilemma scenario, a friend, a good family man reveals that he murdered someone several years ago. The friend goes on to say that a homeless individual was a suspect, but died before being prosecuted. Well, at this point in your…

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    Figuring out what to do in an ethical dilemma can tie the hands of students and employees. Our actions can come with different levels of consequences and for that reason we must take a practical approach when responding to those quandaries. For most, their individual moral and ethical codes drive their intuition to respond. For everyone, our actions tend to speak much louder than the words. My ethical dilemma has been ongoing. My now two year internship has allowed me to serve as an…

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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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