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  • Christopher Colfer's Character Analysis

    “What the world fails to realise is a villain is just a victim whose story hasn’t been told” (Colfer.) This quote comes from Chris Colfer and I think it should be in the back of everyone’s mind when reading or watching a villain’s behavior and actions. Just as our hero can turn out to be wicked, our villain could actually be the most heroic character in a story. You can never take what’s happening for face value right away; you have to think outside of what you’re being presented. Perhaps there is more to a story than you realise. Perhaps there is something far more evil going on behind the scenes. Characters may not be acting on their own accord; someone could be pulling the strings. Some people just want to use others for their own personal gain. And how do they do this? They entice our character by first learning their desires then playing to them. They feed them promises of vengeance or power or recognition. They expose our character’s negative emotions and twist them into something darker. They manipulate, control, and use. Our characters get trapped in this web of lies and false promises and once they’re stuck, it’s hard to break free. Although this should not excuse the character of his immoral actions, manipulation is a reasonable explanation for why the villain or hero behaves the way they do, especially when weakened by their self struggle, feelings of isolation, and disillusionment with life. Once under the will power of another, it would be hard to escape but…

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  • Red Bull Vs 5 Hour Energy Essay

    5 Hour Energy versus RedBull With a fast-paced world, many people are struggling to keep up. Some people have trouble getting through the last bit of their day. Remedies to these problems would normally be solved by more sleep, healthier foods, and better exercise. Although all of those activities are important, they are not attainable at any given moment of the day. Energy drinks and shots are becoming more prevalent in pop culture as people are realizing their quick fix. Energy drinks are…

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  • Role Of Fate And Fame In Viking Culture

    Fate and Fame in Viking Culture and Religion “Cattle die and kinsmen die,/ thyself too soon must die” (Havamal st. 75). This oft-heard quote from the Old Norse poem Havamal is merely one example of the deep sense of finality that pervades Viking literature and religious beliefs. Unlike many contemporary faiths, chiefly the Abrahamic religions, Norse mythology lacks an eternal afterlife. For most individuals, including both men and gods, death is absolute and immutable. Intrinsically, this…

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  • The Culture Industry Argument: Critique Of Mass Media

    The culture industry argument, established by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, is a critique of mass media, which refers to the industrialization of culture, where the masses are not the only source of mass culture; capitalism serves the masses, and treats them like commodities for their own benefit (McAnany & Wilkinson, 1996). Adorno and Horkheimer chose to call it culture industry, rather than mass media, because they believed that in mass media, masses had some influence upon the creation…

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  • Malala Yousafzai Analysis

    Immanuel Kant is most notably known as the man whose ideas on morality have greatly shaped the landscape of Ethics. Perhaps most important is his concept of rational humans having inherent dignity, but is this philosophy still true today and if so is it still relevant in a society that has so many more facets in a world far more complex than the time he lived. By introducing and explaining Kant’s concept of inherent dignity and showing how some people or groups of people have been at the both a…

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  • Social Inequality In Canada

    One problem which we face is inequality of internet connectivity especially throughout Canada, this also impacts those of Indigenous culture as well as people who live in rural areas around Canada. A study was completed showing that “Remote rural communities suffer disadvantages associated with their distance from urban centres. Broadband can alleviate these disadvantages by connecting people, places, businesses and services irrespective of the physical location.” (Townsend, L., Wallace, C., &…

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  • Morality Vs Habermas Research Paper

    I Legal procedure and moral-practical discourse 1 Habermas versus Weber on legitimacy and the moral dimension of law In any legal theory the relation between law and morality is problematic. Reflecting on this link is relevant to the issue of the legitimacy of law. The ’classical’ and still predominant view on the legitimacy of law is that of Weber (1956). His concept of formal rationality of law presupposes a strict separation of law from morality. According to Weber, law derives its…

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  • Six Week Reflection

    WEEK REFLECTION This week 's reflection has resumed the debate on participation and communication with a special focus on planning theory and practices. This discussion shed light on the rise of new ways of planning different to the traditional rational planning approach. In particular, this reflection expands on communicative planning (sometimes called collaborative planning), an approach based on the use of communication to help different interests in the process understand each other.…

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  • Critical Theory Vs Scientific Theory Essay

    Critical theory is, in my opinion, best defined by Marx(1843), as the ‘self-clarification of struggles and wishes of the age’, a general applicable definition that does not take into consideration a specific historical time, place or political problem. In order to talk about critical theory and its genuinely critical features I believe it is essential to make a clear distinction between critical theories and scientific theories. According to Frankfurt School there are 3 main categories of…

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  • John Dewey's Model Of Reflection

    It is important to find out how reflection is carried out as this is an essential constituent in human learning and development. Reflection is a complex cognitive activity where evidence is generated from own practice, which can then be applied into practice. To discuss, what kind of new learning is possible from reflection, literature related three models of reflections is reviewed. John Dewey (Dewey, 1933, as cited in Rolfe, 2011, p.34), an eminent educationalist and philosopher claimed that…

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