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  • Effects Of Anti Discrimination On The Holocaust

    Anti- Semitism or prejudice of Jews, has distressed the world seemingly since the Middle Ages, particularly in the midst of the Holocaust. The Middle Ages were a discriminatory age for the Jewish people, when the Black Death epidemic, killed approximately twenty-five million people. The blame was given to the Jews after rumors spread that they deliberately poisoned the population through drinking wells. Later, the annihilation of Germany in World War I created a degraded economy and struggling…

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  • A Personal Reflection Of Operation Hurricane Preparedness

    Hurricanes affect a large population of people here on earth. Many people become displaced for years, lives and homes are lost all due to one catastrophic event. In some countries, citizens prepare for hurricanes all year round praying that the natural disaster dissipates though preparations are in commencement. During the time of hurricane season families are usually brought closer together depending on their strength and unity to survive. Yet college students do not have such luxury. Being…

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  • François-Marie Arouet's Literary Analysis

    François-Marie Arouet, who eventually became the famed writer known as Voltaire, was born into a middle-class, Parisian family on November 21, 1694. He was born into a France plagued by extreme poverty and under the rule of the religious King Louis XIV and the “austere and oppressive religiosity” of his court, an involvement which likely encouraged Voltaire’s subsequent critiques of organized government. From the age of nine until his seventeenth year, François-Marie received his formal…

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  • Supernatural Explanations Essay

    statement because all the signs pointed to witchcraft. The testimonies and the evidence all suggested that Margarita’s illness was caused by dark magic. However, the Inquisition ruled that witchcraft could not be proven as the cause of her illness and the case was dropped. This ruling shows us that signs can be misleading. The Inquisition knew that her illness could be the result of either witchcraft or simply of disease. They showed that the line between supernatural and natural causes could…

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  • Insanity In 'The Masque Of The Red Death'

    “The Yellow Wallpaper” was an interesting tale of a woman and her husband, living in a new home, ending with the wife eventually going mad. As the wife continues to spend days upon days in their bedroom, she cannot seem to shake the eerie, ugly feeling the yellow wallpaper that is upon the walls seems to bring. This tale is creepy and horrific turning more demonic as you keep reading. At the end she rips up the wallpaper, sending the “woman” she kept seeing trapped in them, free. The woman seems…

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  • Galileo Galilei: The Start Of The Scientific Revolution

    Galileo published his controversial book, Dialogue on Two World Systems, it was widely read and he disregarded traditional views of Aristotle and the Church, but it supported Copernicus theories in the book. Galileo was tried for heresy by the papal Inquisition due to the book. In the end, he recanted his theories and ideas and was put under house arrest. Galileo made many advancements and achievements in science. The last main revolutionist during the scientific revolution was Sir Isaac Newton.…

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  • Father Of Horror Story Analysis

    Edgar Allan Poe, a 19th century author and “Father of Horror” has a very unique and distinctive writing style, which he demonstrates through a variety of gothic elements, themes, and outcomes. When comparing “The Pit and the Pendulum” to other Poe stories such as “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Black Cat”, it is easy to see why he is revered as “The Father of Horror.” But what makes his writing so extraordinary is that he uses attributes that are very specific to only Edgar Allan Poe’s horror…

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  • Between The Scriptures And Natural Science By John H. Gladstone Analysis

    John H. Gladstone (1827-1902) was a British chemist, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and a “student both of the Scriptures and of natural science”. In 1872, he released his lecture “Points of Supposed Collision Between the Scriptures and Natural Science” in support of Christianity in the battle between Biblical Authority and New Science. In his text, Gladstone begins by acknowledging that, although Scripture and nature are both set in stone, man is susceptible to an errored interpretation of…

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  • Salem Witch Trials Feminist Analysis

    and older women or the fear of their future prospects that made them have mental breakdowns.21 So many lives were affected during the Salem Witch Trials. This is inspected in Witch Hunts in the Western World: Persecution and Punishment from the Inquisition through…

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  • The Minister's Black Veil And The Pit And The Pendulum By Edgar Allan Poe

    Mary McCarthy, an American author, once said: “We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.” This means, each day everyone wakes up and they do not know what is going to happen, but at the end of each day they have written a story about that day and what has happened. The English III classes read “The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “The Pit and the Pendulum” by Edgar Allan Poe; these stories were written during the Dark…

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