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  • Martin Niemoller: The Sacrifice Of Adolf Hitler

    Martin Niemoller was a Pastor who self-promoted himself as a foe of Adolf Hitler through his rein in Nazi Germany. Niemoller spent seven years in the Nazi concentration camps, however he is rightly known for the following quotation (; “They came after the Jews, and I was not a Jew, so, I did not protest. They came after the trade unionists, and I was not a trade unionist, so, I did not protest. They came after the Roman Catholics, and I was not a Roman Catholic, so, I did not protest. Then they came after me, and there was no one left to protest.” (Mary Fisher, 1992) This quote is one that is not easily forgotten as its impact leaves an impression in the minds of its listener. This was the exact aim set out by a seemingly privileged Republican 50 years later after the context of this quotation was revealed, clearly alluding to this horrific event in history that had emerged in a different form. Mary Fisher presented her ‘Whisper of AIDS’…

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  • Imagery And Symbolism In The Lottery, By Shirley Jackson

    In the short story, “The Lottery”, Shirley Jackson uses imagery and symbolism to show that evil can be present in the most innocent environment, resulting in society being tainted with dark illusion. Superstitious tradition symbolized an important role to the people in this village. Mr. Summers a man that was in charge of the majority of the events in the town, always spoke about making a new black box but never did. (134) The people of the village would rather keep the same box rather than…

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  • Martin Satire

    Martin Martin is an American sitcom that aired for five seasons on Fox from August 27, 1992 to May 1, 1997. Reflecting the rising popularity of the Fox network throughout the 1990s. Set in Detroit, the series stars Martin Lawrence in the role of Martin Payne, a jockey with a girlfriend named Gina Waters. As the series progressed, plotlines saw Martin eventually move on to become the host of the talk show Word on the Street, which aired on the small Detroit public-access television station…

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  • Is Martin Luther King's Response To Unfair And Following Unjust

    Civil Disobedience, or peaceful resistance to unfair laws, positively impacts and is necessary in a free society. For an example, we need look only at the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s led by Martin Luther King Jr. The Jim Crow Laws that ravaged the South at the time were incredibly unfair towards blacks, and as such, protests were necessary. Non-violent protests were the only option in Dr. King’s opinion, and rightly so. Violence, as promoted by Malcolm X, would only be detrimental to the…

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  • Existentialism In Plato's The Allegory Of The Cave

    Existential Ideas of Two Distant Eras Ever since the creation of the universe and life, humans and other intelligent beings have questioned their existence. Forms of art such as music, paintings, and literature attempt to provide answers to and comfort in the presence of life’s toughest questions. Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave” written circa 380 B.C.E. provides an early insight into the meanings of life for different individuals’ lives using existential principles much later defined by…

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  • Erasmus's Influence On The Protestant Reformation

    There were many other factors that contributed to the Reformation, one being the new humanistic fashion of reading and writing that allowed people to become more insightful and critical. A popular literary humanistic method introduced during the Renaissance was the reading of ancient texts and analyzing them to increase knowledge and insight. Writing became a key way to communicate thoughts and opinions to others. Reading and writing affected the Protestant Reformation greatly because it allowed…

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  • Themes In August Wilson's The Piano Lesson

    Playwright August Wilson uses his plays to display the struggles of Black Americans living throughout the twentieth century. In fact, August Wilson uses The piano Lesson to uncover the hardships Boy Willie and his family face focusing on a time when his family was held captive as slaves to a chance to own his own piece of land. The Piano Lesson demonstrates the importance of family heirlooms and how no amount of money could ever replace the sentimental value they hold. Berniece and Boy Willie…

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  • Martin Luther's Argument Against The Roman Catholic Church

    Martin Luther was an influential leader during the Protestant Reformation. He confronted the Roman Catholic Church on their system of indulgences while everyone turned a blind eye. Constantly, Luther was called a liar, heretic, and an outlaw by the Catholic Church for his teachings that conflicted with the Roman Catholics’ religious orders and beliefs. However, he never stood down regardless of if he was to face death or excommunication. His theology would be the sole foundation of his teachings…

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  • Protestant Reformation Impact

    Protestant Reformation had an important impact on the society. Martin Luther proposed the secularization of marriage system. The main contents included the enactment of new marriages, the abolition of secret marriages, government-controlled secular courts or government-authorized churches (Mr. Chan&Mr. Wong, 2013). Protestant Reformation banned secret marriage which originally referred to both men and women exchange marriage in front of the priest but did not need to families’ recognition.…

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  • Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses Analysis

    Martin Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany on November 10, 1483, and died on February 18, 1546. He was a German professor of theology, a composer, and an influential figure in the Protestant Reformation. He was also a German monk who wanted to change things about the Catholic Church, and this is the main reason why he wrote the theses. He wrote the Ninety-Five Theses, also known as the Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences, to debate a list of questions and propositions. He…

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