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    very honorable thing, and the mutual respect and loyalty the two knights showed each other, through good times and bad, shows that both Roland and Oliver were both knights with great senses of honor. It is honorable to show pride, yet having too much pride can cause trouble for a knight, sometimes putting them in fatal situations. Charlemagne gave Roland a horn called an oliphant, and said that if Roland got in trouble during battle to sound the oliphant, for Charlemagne would hear it and come to his side. When the battle began, Oliver believed that the Franks needed reinforcement. He tells Roland to blow his horn, for Charlemagne will come to their side for help. Roland replies, “That would be an act of folly; throughout the fair land of France I should lose my good name” (62). Roland does not want to look like a coward to the Frankish people. Roland also says, “The Franks are brave men, they will strike courageously; for those from Spain there will be no escape from death” (63). This shows that Roland sees the Frankish army as superior, and does not want to smear the name of his country by calling for help. Although it is honorable to see your army as superior, Roland’s hubris ultimately cost him not only the battle, but the lives of many of his companions. After Roland sees that the battle is all but over and his companions have perished, only then does he give the oliphant a blow. Unfortunately, Roland swallows his pride too late, and dies shortly before Charlemagne shows…

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    The Song of Roland, the classic story of Charlemagne’s most heroic vassal and warrior, is a tale that perfectly demonstrates the feudal values and military prowess of the people of the day. Feudal society depended on the principles Roland believed in. The warlike spirit was personified through his sword, the Durendal, which holds great significance in Catholicism because it holds relics of saints and other prized artifacts. As it was the ultimate symbol of power and authority, Roland felt grave…

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    Case Study: “A Matter of Veils” This case study takes place in France. An American couple, Marty and Patricia, went to visit her cousins, Jacques and Rochelle. As they were visiting, the conversation became a little heated regarding the current debate in France of whether Arab girls should be allowed to wear their veils in school or not. Currently, veils are prohibited in all schools in France. Jacques had made a comment to Patricia, stating the French are becoming more diverse like they…

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    Figure 1: This line graph represents the prune’s weight in grams, in each beaker, over time. The prunes initial weight were all different, ranging from the heaviest prune in Beaker A, middleweight in Beaker B, and lowest weight in Beaker C. The weight of the prune in Beaker A increased at the fastest rate, followed by Beaker B and then Beaker C. Figure 2: This line graph represents the temperature of the water in each beaker, over time. The water’s initial temperature were all different,…

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    “Katie slipped on a pair of beat- up converses sneakers. The chest of drawers stood largely empty and there was almost no food in the kitchen but as she stepped out of the house and into the sunshine and headed towards the store, she thought to herself, this is home. Drawing in a deeply scented breath of hyacinth and fresh- cut grass, she knew she hadn't been happier in years “ . (Sparks) Katie is finally happy she found a safe haven, safer place to live. Katie is learning to be independent and…

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    41. What is the Innermost Essence of ‘MATERIALIZATION’ & ‘DEMATERIALIZATION’? • An average Terrestrial Man was puzzling and at the same time fascinated by phenomena of Materialization or Manifestation which is Appearance or Creation of (Living) Matter from an unknown source, and even more with ‘Teleportation’. The last is Dematerialization and Re-materialization which is a ‘transfer’ of Matter or Living Body from ‘point A’ to ‘point B’ without traversing Physical space between them. Per…

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    27. What is a Difference between Lifeless and Animated Matter? • There are two aspects of life. When we perceive something as ‘substance’ it is in reality something “living” from “THE ASPECT OF SUBSTANCE”. When we perceive something as alive it is, in reality, the substance we see from “THE ASPECT OF LIFE”. The ability to feel life from “THE ASPECT OF SUBSTANCE” have PRIMITIVE stages of development. The ability to SENSE The Substance from “THE ASPECT OF LIFE” have beings on the threshold of “The…

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    The following paper will be about juror #3, or rather, Jerry. Jerry is a fascinating individual with a deeply rooted disdain for children. One could imagine that it came from his rough upbringing with his own father that caused him to begin to see kids in much the same way as his father did. Jerry has always had a rough time maintaining social relations due to his narrowmindedness on almost every subject which leads him to have a short temper. Once his mind is focused on one set of beliefs,…

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    possession." Just like werewolves, every human being constantly carries this part of them around every day wherever they go. Each individual, whether they know about it or not, has this slot in the back of their conscience filled with this dark matter that, at any given moment, can be triggered and take over the more sensible parts of the brain. It is not a matter of possession. This darkness is inside of us all from the day we are born, and it only grows stronger the older we are. It is only a…

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    Conditions such as uncleared drainage canals and a swampy soil in Kemar’s landscape are favorable to mosquito breeding and habitation. 2. On a broader level, stagnant water, excessive reeds, and extreme heat can also play a role in the increased mosquito breeding. Specifically, tropical regions are typical breeding grounds for mosquitos thanks to acute water presence from rain. 3. Shanae’s illness could be caused by the increasing number of mosquitos she has been exposed to, some of which cary…

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