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  • Analysis Of Antigone: The Unwritten Law

    “What law, you ask, do I satisfy with what I say?”—The Unwritten Law The title heroine’s famous defense speech in lines 995-1005 of Antigone has prompted the view that the play is extremely enigmatic. It is a passage that has been read with astonishment and demands detailed explanation. In her speech, Antigone provides what appears to be a reason for her burying her brother Polynices against the orders of her uncle and King, Creon. Antigone claims, however, that she would not have deliberately violated Creon’s command had this order prohibited her from burying her own child or husband. Her claim, therefore, is a mater of enigma in the play—one that is crucial to understanding the central stakes of the drama. Antigone’s assertion that she would not have buried her child or husband might seem illogical; yet, in actuality her claim is not unfounded, as she is not acting out love, but primarily out of a dutiful manner to restore the incestuous family. Antigone’s thought process may initially be interpreted as distressing and inconsistent. She asserts that “if [she] had been the mother of children or if [her] husband died, [she] would never have taken this ordeal upon herself” (line 996-998). This “ordeal” of not being prepared to violate the law to bury her child or husband, but nevertheless, being prepared to do so for her brother is rather contradictory. We may, therefore, interpret that she is forsaking the belief of loyalty to her bloodline expressed earlier in the play…

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  • Sabancaya Volcanoes Research Paper

    Holocene activity has consisted of plinian eruptions followed by emission of voluminous andesitic and dacitic lava flows, which form an extensive apron around the volcano on all sides but the south. Records of historical eruptions date back to 1750” (Global Volcanism Program). It cannot be said for certain when the volcano’s early activity started simply due to the lack of record-keeping prior to the eighteenth century, as well as the general lack of technology that could have been used to…

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  • Mount Vesuvius: The Lost City Of Pompeii

    In 79 CE, August, Mount Vesuvius had a significant eruption, that went on for nineteen hours, burying an ancient Roman city for seventeen centuries. This city was near the modern Naples within the Italian Region of Campania. The buildings and many of the people were buried and lost until the discovery made in 1738. This city is known as the lost city of Pompeii. Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano that consists alternate layers of ash and lava. Stratovolcanos have two types of eruption, one…

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  • Rift Valley Essay

    understanding of plate tectonics theory? (40) Plate tectonics theory is the scientific theory that describes the large-scale motion of the Earth’s lithosphere, which is broken up into tectonic plates. Volcanic landforms are undoubtedly very important in aiding our understanding of plate tectonic theory. However, there is other evidence that must be considered as well. Different types of volcanoes are created at plate margins due to the viscosity of the lava. The two main types of…

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  • Earthquakes And Volcanoes Research Paper

    Strike-slip fault: This fault is caused due to shearing. The rocks tend to push each other horizontally in opposite directions. Ex: San Andreas Fault. Figure 6: Types of faults The magnitude of an earthquake is measured using Richter’s scale with the help of an instrument called a seismograph, which measures and records the intensity of earthquakes. There are three types of earthquake waves: 1. Primary waves: These are the waves that reach the surface of the earth first immediately after the…

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  • Causes Of Mount Tambora

    illustrate these sunsets. It is also rumored that due to these harsher climates, people often did not leave their homes, and to entertain themselves would write scary stories. It is believed this is how Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. Farmers also took this opportunity to decide to move their crops westward in hoping of better environments, traveling westward. Today Mount Tambora is still an active volcano. Since the eruption of 1815 there have been three more recorded eruptions, in…

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  • Mount Fuji Research Paper

    1. Mount Fuji: Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, soaring to well over 12,000 ft! It is also an active volcano, and considered to be one part of Japan’s trilogy of Holy Mountains. It is indeed considered a sacred spot, and those who brave the strenuous climb to the summit are sure to come across many make-shift shrines that have been erected along the way. Be sure to visit Hakone, a resort located at the mountain’s base that offers road-weary hikers the opportunity to take a luxurious…

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  • Informative Speech On Mt Vesuvius

    escarpment upon which they built their town was formed due to an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that was long forgotten. C. Although, the settlers believed in the history of the mountain that Hercules fought giants on this landscape. 1. In fact, the name Pompeii derived from pumpe, which was in honor of Hercules victory over the giants. 2. This mythology played a significant role in Pompeii’s beliefs and why they located to that volcanic area. (Transition: Now we can delve into the background of the…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Volcano Dialecticy

    A VOLCANO TRAGEDY January 15 , 2004 was the tragic day that a volcano had erupted. It all happened so fast like in a blink of an eye everything was so dark and magma was gushing out like a gusher candy. We realized that we where in the ring of fire , after the tragedy had passed. Before all that happened me and my family decided to head for safety in a gym where thousands of people were panicking trying to find out…

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  • Mauna Loa Research Paper

    Mauna Loa Volcano What volcano is referred to as the largest of the world? What is one of the most active volcanoes in the world? Thats right the Mauna Loa. The Mauna Loa rises 13,680 feet above sea level and in meters it is 4169.664 above sea level. The location of the Mauna Loa is on The Big Island, in Hawaii. It’s geographical coordinates are 19.4721 degrees north and 155.592 degrees west. The Mauna Loa volcanic activity started 700,000 to 1,000,000 years ago, around when it first…

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