John A. Macdonald

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  • Similarities Between John Locke And Thomas Hobbes

    sovereign, and the idea that governments are beneficial. John Locke and Thomas Hobbes are two social contract theorist who share similarities in their Social Contract Theories, however they both have differences. The social contract theory is a voluntary agreement among individuals by which organized society is brought into being and invested with the right to secure mutual protection and welfare or to regulate the relations among its members. John Locke’s theory that persons’ moral and/or…

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  • Theme Of Betrayal In Puritan Literature

    Almost all of the betrayal in this play appears in the form of lies or deceit. According to Melanie Anne Phillips, “The fabrication of lies is what accelerates the objective story forward”(Phillips). In an event that occurs before the play, John Proctor, the main character, has an affair with Abigail Williams, his housemaid at the time, thus betraying his wife, Elizabeth. In the beginning of the play, Abigail is being questioned about calling the Devil when she finally says that Tituba, a…

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  • The Nature Of Fire In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Fire is arguably the greatest knowledge that mankind ever received, and with time, sparked all further technical developments, allowing for man to transcend mere animals. The story of Prometheus, tells of how the titan Prometheus gifts fire to man, and all of the beneficial consequences that subsequently arose from this knowledge. Frankenstein draws from Prometheus to develop the topic of god-like knowledge, and even originally titling itself as The Modern Prometheus. On the other hand, Milton…

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  • A Comparison Of Their Eyes Were Watching God And Of Mice And Men

    In Their Eyes Were Watching God and in Of Mice and Men, both novels have, in a sense, tragic endings. However, in Of Mice and Men, the ending has a greater deadly conclusion. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie has the ever present dream of achieving her hopes of a equally happy and mutually respectful marriage. Janie, in a way, achieves her dream of happiness, even though her husband, Tea Cake, is no longer present, yet she finds a sense of peace by the ending of the novel. In Of Mice and…

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  • The Struggles And Strength Of Hester Prynne

    The Struggles and Strength of Hester Prynne In the mid 17th century, Puritans exercised control over the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the US, where they practiced their strict religious beliefs. To the Puritans, a good and admirable person followed the Bible exactly, and never sinned or made any big mistakes. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathanial Hawthorne writes about Hester Prynne, a woman who committed the sin of adultery, but still constantly attempts to redeem herself and atone for her sin. Even…

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  • Of Mice And Men Unrealized Dream Analysis

    The Theme of Unrealized Dream Shown Through Of Mice and Men The individuals expressing the idea of “the unrealized dream” is a theme John Steinbeck employs in his novella Of Mice and Men. The characters have “the dream”, and this what they believe would have been their ideal situation to have. Lennie and George have the dream to live together on a small farm. Candy dreams about living with them, and he would be help out on the land. Curly’s wife has the dream that would have come true if she…

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  • The Crucible Conformity Analysis

    In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Katherine Howe’s Conversion, the overwhelming amount of pressure to uphold one’s reputation in the communities of Salem and Danvers, Massachusetts leads to an unhealthy amount of conformity. In Conversion, the daily struggles of maintaining the reputation as the ideal St. Joan’s girl, being organized, smart, and well-rounded, become overwhelming. This overwhelming sense of conformity among the girls at St. Joan’s turns to a serious mystery illness that…

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  • The Crucible And The Salem Witch Trials Analysis

    The Salem Witch Trials began in 1692; The infamous Russo-American Cold War officially began in 1947. These two dates are over 250 years apart, so how could these two events consist of so many relating factors? The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, tells a fictional story based in Salem Village and the infamous Salem Witch Trials. The book focuses on how the events began and on the slow and the atrocious mental decline of the overly religious townspeople of Salem. Guilty by Suspicion, Directed…

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  • Ethics, Morals, And Values In The Crucible, By Arthur Miller

    We all have skeletons in the closet from our past. While some accept them for what they are and try to learn and move forward from them, others may have a hard time dealing with them. Personal ethics, morals, and values can play a vital role in how you cope with and feel about the things that you have done. Throughout the play “The Crucible”, by Arthur Miller, the majority of characters were lying to each other or keeping secrets and lying to themselves. The accumulation of lies and deceit is a…

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  • Importance Of Ranch Hands In Of Mice And Men

    Ranch Hands are made to be tough. They don’t need anyone. They’re okay with living their lives traversing throughout the land. Does this mean they aren’t allowed to show emotions? In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck allows us to believe that this is what the characters think a working ranch hand should be. Candy, Slim, Crooks, Curley, Lennie and George all attempt to shy away from the topic of loneliness. Many of the characters throughout the book know that when they let others see into their…

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