John Watson

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  • Human Emotions In Swann's Way By Marcel Proust

    In Swann’s Way, Marcel Proust portrays how human senses are always indirect, and human emotions circulate through the fact. Proust demonstrates this phenomenon various times in his novel, and the indirect sensory experiences and the circulation of emotions are always in correlations with each other. This can be observed from various passages in his novel. When the narrator falls in love with Swann’s daughter Gilberte, he does not love ‘her’ exactly; but loves the Gilberte he himself created (pg.…

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  • Decorum: Sacred Number Seven In Literature

    Introduction Decorum has derived from the French word and by time to décorer to decorate. Decorum from the Latin: "right, proper" was a principle of classical rhetoric, poetry and theatrical theory that was about the fitness or otherwise of a style to a theatrical subject. The concept of decorum is also applied to prescribed limits of appropriate social behaviour within set situations. In Literature: The concept of literary propriety, in its simplest stage of development was outlined by…

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  • Minerva Jones Summary

    What I learned about "Minerva Jones" by Edgar Lee Masters, is that in the epitaph is that she wrote poems in her village and she had a "heavy body, cock-eye, and rolling walk." The people Jones speaks about are the people in her village and the relationships and interactions that are evident are very horrible as Jones explains how a man named "Butch" Weldy and Doctor Meyers were responsible of her death. Some of the things this lets us know about the poet's view of small-town American culture is…

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  • Declining Social Capital

    Robert D. Putnam establishes social capital as the trivial umbrella that encompasses norms, trust, network, reciprocity, collectiveness, collaboration and interconnectivity. All of these individual components combined are remarkably important for the solidification of democracy. The presence of a concrete social capital indicates that coordination and cooperation for a mutual advantage is conducted (Putnam 384). However, in his article “Bowling Alone:America’s Declining Social Capital,” Putnam…

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  • The Jacket By Gary Soto Analysis

    “The Jacket” Analysis So there he is, hanging out with the ugly boys in his ugly jacket. He never wanted this jacket. If he had a better jacket he probably would’ve ended up better. And that's not the worst part; the day he got his jacket he was bullied by kids and teachers and he lost his friends over time. Terrible things happened to him ever since he got his jacket. The theme of this story is what you wear can affect how you feel and your self confidence. There are a few aspects that…

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  • Persuasive Essay On A Separate Peace

    In John Knowles’ novel, A Separate Peace, Gene feels as if the world has been lifted off his shoulders when he finds out that Finny has come back. Gene feels less guilty about what had happened to him now that he is back and is able to see that Finny is alright. They do avoid talking about what had happened. Gene helps him out with little things such as making his bed but tries to not overwhelm his as much since he does not want him to feel helpless. Gene is now constantly worrying about…

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  • Research Paper On The Apostles Creed

    1.6 The Apostles’ Creed- (Patristic)- final form in 8th century Medieval/Byzantine Era: The Apostles Creed is a declaration of one persons’ individual faith. The Apostles Creed begins with “I believe in God… and in Jesus Christ.” This Apostles Creed states that God is the one creator and Jesus is his son. Along with that important statement it tells the story of Jesus such as explaining for example; his birth, the crucifixion, his death, and as well as his resurrection. The creed extends in more…

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  • Doubt A Parable Character Analysis

    John Patrick Shanley’s literary work Doubt: A Parable, is a gripping drama founded on moral certainty and doubt. The story revolves around three main characters in the Catholic school of St. Nicholas. Sister Aloysius, a nun and the principal of the school, is certain that Father Flynn is sexually abusing Donald Muller. Donald is the first and only black student to attend St. Nicholas, which makes him an easy target for a child predator. The main question presented in the story is whether Father…

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  • Hobbesian Social Contract Analysis

    If a man in a Hobbesian State of Nature were presented with the choice of whether to enter into a Hobbesian social contract, would it be in his best interest to do so? In this essay, I will summarize the conditions of both the State of Nature and rule by a Hobbesian sovereign as well as present the benefits and detriments of both states of life. Having presented the facts of the choice, it will be evident that the man in the State of Nature should, according to his best interest, agree to the…

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  • Who Is Dimmesdale's Madness In The Scarlet Letter

    It could be said that guilt is one of the most powerful emotions a person can feel. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the character Arthur Dimmesdale experiences the extremes of this emotion. Dimmesdale has an obsession with keeping a clean public image, but falls victim to sin which leads to a consequence of suppressing all feelings of guilt, affecting his mental and physical health. This psychoanalysis of Dimmesdale will evaluate why he should confess to his sin and the benefits…

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