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    While it is easy for one to give up on their goals and move on, one can truly show strength by conquering the various challenges on their way to success. Homer’s, The Odyssey, is able to depict how persistence can lead to fulfillment. Homer’s purpose in the epic poem The Odyssey is to show society that though there are setbacks in life, one can overcome them with perseverance by employing katabasis by emphasize the various struggles Odysseus faces. Homer utilizes katabasis initially to display the strifes Odysseus had to tackle on his expedition, due to his crew. On page 189, the author shows to readers the events that took place after Odysseus’ crew disobeyed him. “When I reached the ship I chewed out my men, giving each one an earful. But there was nothing we could do….. We boarded the ship at once and put out to sea.” (189) The crew did not follow what Odysseus said, and ultimately got themselves killed. However, that did not stop him from attempting to save them. Odysseus recognizesed that he hasd no power to go against the actions of the Gods and that in the end he would be left alone at sea, yet he still pushed through and tried to get his men home. The scene Homer provides allows readers to understand the determination of Odysseus to get his crew to safety, despite the fact that the Gods were attempting to end their journey. Additionally, Homer incorporates struggles at sea during Odysseus’ endeavor to take his men home. Before leaving Phoenicia, Odysseus was…

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    Individualism in Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe was a journalist, a pamphleteer, a merchant but he was most famously known for being a novelist. His most famous book, being Robinson Crusoe, is set on a deserted island where a stranded man has to survive for 28 years. This oeuvre belongs to the English early novels and created a new form of storytelling. A storytelling in which Defoe wants his readers to believe that they are reading factual history rather than a piece of…

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    Dualism In Robinson Crusoe

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    Soomin Olivia Noh David Clark British Literature 12B 9 May 2016 The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Daniel Defoe In the 18th century England, anybody talked about novel. No one in anybody disagreed that Robinson Crusoe, the art of Daniel Defoe, made the trend of having anybody be interested in the novel. From this point, books were not the exclusive property of the privileged class, but what many citizens enjoyed in their daily lives. The lifetime of Daniel Defoe was not only shared as…

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    Gulliver's Travels Summary

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    Gulliver’s Travels Book Review Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift 322 pages Published in 1726 Genre: fantasy and satire. Gulliver’s Travels contains four books. The first book shows Lemuel Gulliver’s journey after he was separated from his crew when his boat was destroyed. He landed on Lilliput. This island was full of people who were only six inches tall. He passed out on the shore of the island once he landed, and he woke up to find himself tied down to the ground. The people were…

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    Summary Of Robinson Crusoe

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    Zakaria Radaideh 11KM Book Review The title of this book is called Robinson Crusoe, the author is Daniel Defoe, publisher is Modern Library, the year of publication is in 1719, genre is Historical Fiction, the type of genre is an Adventure Novel and the number of pages is 198. The book is about a man named Robinson Crusoe who always had a desire for sailing and having adventures. He gets many chances but finally land up being the only survivor on a deserted island. Here he makes a life for…

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    Mansa Musa, the man with the famous legend of his haji to Mecca. He had lived from 1280 to 1337, and was the fourteenth century Mali Empire emperor. In 1312 Musa became emperor following the death of the previous ruler of Mali, Abu-Bakr II. Mali was an empire in West Africa that lasted from 1230 to 1600 and under Mansa Musa’s rule it became the largest and richest area of Africa. As Ruler of Mali he had captured the kingdom of Songhai and made its most major city, Timbuktu, a very vital and…

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    scientific experimentations was first introduced by the Greeks in the 2nd century. In the article Scutti says, “Early Greek physician-scientists performed experiments on living animals. They conducted experiments in the areas of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology” (Scutti). The Greeks examined sensory nerves, motor nerves, and tendons in order to better understand their functional differences. With animal testing they were able to identify the best instruments to use during…

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    Which shows that the Islamic faith did indeed spread into various regions, along with the trade of merchandise. Ibn Battuta travels mid-thirteenth century as a religious seeker with the company of merchants’ journeying to Mali, an Islamic powered country governed by Mansa Sulayman. Being in Walata, Battuta is shocked to see that men and women can have affairs without anyone getting jealous, and are shameless of this practice. The women are more respectable than men, and do not veil themselves.…

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    that can replace animal testing. Including QSARs, which are a computer-based technique that estimates a substances likelihood of being hazardous. They do this based on its similarity to existing substances along with our knowledge of human biology. Lastly human volunteers have also been used in the place of animal tests. They use a method called “microdosing”. They give volunteers an extremely small one-time drug dose, the drug is then monitored by imaging techniques. Alternative…

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    Ibn Battuta Research Paper

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    Ibn Battuta was a Muslim scholar who travelled the known world in the fourteenth century. The son of a qadi, or Muslim judge, he was born in Tangier, Morocco, to a wealthy family of scholars. At the age of 22, having finished his education, Ibn Battuta went on a pilgrimage to Mecca in the year 1325. After reaching Mecca, he decided to continue travelling, which he did for the next 29 years of his life. During these years, Ibn Battuta met many rulers and held important positions in foreign lands.…

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